Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-21-12, 12:56 PM   #3876
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa
Posts: 3,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I did Diablo again.
I'm shocked, shocked, I say . . . .
__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
bikingshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-12, 01:36 PM   #3877
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Bikes:
Posts: 6,790
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
I'm shocked, shocked, I say . . . .
OOOh, got the Contour video onto Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/47917322
DiabloScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-12, 05:23 PM   #3878
bsektzer
Senior Member
 
bsektzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern CA
Bikes: Pinarello Paris/Ui2, BMC TeamMachine SLR01/Campy Record EPS
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobonker View Post
I did the "Tour of Napa Valley" century yesterday. It was my 5th century and by far the most attended. I think they had almost 2000 riders.

It was fun, but it got hot during the middle 1/3 of the ride. Before hitting the rather ugly climb on Ink Grade Rd (which wouldn't be that bad in cooler weather), I stopped at a store and got an ice cold can of Coke. Man, that tasted good!

Bob
Rode the "Tour of Napa Valley" metric century on Sunday. The Ink Grade climb was challenging in the heat, but the descent afterward was more than worth the effort. Beautiful scenery all around!
bsektzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-12, 12:09 PM   #3879
gaucho777
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer • '72 Peugeot PX10 • '73 Speedwell Ti • '74 Nishiki Competition • '74 Peugeot UE-8 • '86 Look Equipe 753 • '86 Look KG86 • '89 Parkpre Team Road • '90 Parkpre Team MTB • '90 Merlin
Posts: 5,537
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
OOOh, got the Contour video onto Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/47917322
What's that noise at 2:34?
gaucho777 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-12, 02:47 PM   #3880
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Bikes:
Posts: 6,790
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
What's that noise at 2:34?

Maybe my tongue hitting the pavement?
I don't usually keep the sound track, either silence or music sounds better than my gasping.

Side of headtube mount:

https://vimeo.com/46602368

Last edited by DiabloScott; 08-23-12 at 02:52 PM.
DiabloScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-12, 03:02 PM   #3881
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 114 Post(s)
NorCal Masters Crit Championships. Rode like an idiot. Got the result I deserved.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-12, 03:37 PM   #3882
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa
Posts: 3,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by caloso View Post
NorCal Masters Crit Championships. Rode like an idiot. Got the result I deserved.
Better'n I coulda done. If I had been there, my report would have been something like this: "NorCal Masters Crit Championships. Rode hard, was in the mix for a bit, then I blew up, got dropped, and heaved my guts out. Then on the second lap . . . ."
__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
bikingshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-12, 09:09 PM   #3883
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Did the 2-Wheel something or other Masters Crit Champoinship in cat3/4. Tons of fun. First corner made me realize I am not in 4's. ha ha. Moved my ass in to top ten and stayed there. Overall pace wasn't all that high. Tried for couple of prims, but best I could do was hang on. On final lap metromint guy sat up and I magically ended up almost at the end. Not kool. Put my big boy underwear on, and moved up in to the top 5ish or so. In last half of the lap things really picked up. Had hard time maintaining wheel and dropped few places. Someone was not happy about it on my wheel. Which he expressed by shouting. At least provided motivation to bring the pace up. Final sprint was trying to turn the dead legs around and finishing in top ten overall. Podium in the 4s (scored separately). Just 11 more points to upgrade. Don't feel like upgrading on top tens.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-12, 09:33 PM   #3884
freighttraininguphill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,642
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I don't usually keep the sound track, either silence or music sounds better than my gasping.
I like to hear the rider's effort on a climb. Because I like to suffer up hills, I prefer the raw, stark reality of a hard climb when watching video of a climb. If I hear music or silence, the stop button gets pressed immediately. The real sounds of a real bike ride are much more inspiring to me.

For those who aren't familiar with my posts and my videos, you can find plenty of fine examples of the kind of videos I'm talking about on my YouTube channel, which is in my profile. I record every hard climb I do. I also have videos posted in this thread.

I have had a handful of people complain about hearing my breathing in my videos. AFAIK, none of those who complained like to climb
freighttraininguphill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-12, 10:52 AM   #3885
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Bikes:
Posts: 6,790
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
I have had a handful of people complain about hearing my breathing in my videos. AFAIK, none of those who complained like to climb

I've noticed that you hack and spit and rocketsnot a bit less than I do.


I'm not sure if my helmetcam picks up flatulence or not, but that might be further motivation to overdub harmonica music or something.
DiabloScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-12, 12:42 PM   #3886
freighttraininguphill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,642
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I've noticed that you hack and spit and rocketsnot a bit less than I do.


I'm not sure if my helmetcam picks up flatulence or not, but that might be further motivation to overdub harmonica music or something.
I don't spit at all unless I get a bug in my mouth or something. It's easy for me to edit out that quick 1-second clip anyway With video editing software, there's no need to change the whole video because of one or two things that you don't want people to hear. When I'm riding with other people, I often edit out some of our conversation if I feel it's too private to share with the world, leaving the effort of the climb untouched.

I'd still love to see a version of your Diablo climb with original audio. Some of my best climbing was done after watching other cyclists' videos of tough climbs with natural sound. Hell, I don't care if people mute the audio of my videos and listen to copyrighted music of their choice. That's the good thing about leaving my videos as is. Those who enjoy natural sound can hear it, and those who want music can play the song of their choice. If I put a song that I like over it, more than likely it isn't going to be one that everyone likes anyway. Music is highly individual, so you can't please everyone.

I have accomodated those who don't care for my chest strap mount MTB footage by making a second video of the same ride from the helmet cam perspective. I always ride with a ContourHD helmet cam and a GoPro HD Hero 960 mounted on me or the bike, so that's no problem.

Here's a couple examples of that.

My first ride on Tahoe-area Hole-In-The-Ground trail (pics & video)


Video of my Granite Bay ride
freighttraininguphill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-12, 11:24 PM   #3887
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Stopped to help someone who was lost after her friends dropped her near Woodside. Realized even thought I ride the same roads almost everyday I have no idea what they are called. Managed to point her in the right direction.

While we were talking on a shoulder some guy in webcore kit blew past us going downhill, shouting something about us needing to move over. Kind of hard to do when there is a drop down hill when the roads ends. Apparently it was too much effort for him to move in to the road from a wide shoulder. Anyway caught up to him near Stanford Campus. He was riding on the white line, so I merged in to the road to pass him. Oh the irony.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-12, 06:32 PM   #3888
Lanceoldstrong
Family, Health, Cycling
 
Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Bikes: Roubaix S-Works, Univega Gran Turismo
Posts: 1,519
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
with cccorlew, mylilpony and midland: The Hobo Roads 1/2 Hundo from Concord to the outskirts of Fairfield.
(thanks to bigbossman for giving me the immortal phrase "hobo roads")
55 mile out and back with some hills and a bit of wind. http://app.strava.com/rides/19849760
A good day out, my longest ride since my crash on 6/20.

The Northbound trip is on a frontage road east of 680 called Goodyear Road and the Southbound trip is on a frontage road on the west side of 680 called Lopes Road. These roads are way, way better than you would think. Going north 680 is bermed and above you so you barely notice it, going south it is below you and you look over it to sweeping views of the mothball fleet, the Carquinez straight and Mt. Diablo. Northbound we ran along a nice wetlands area and southbound we were on some make you work rollers through oak wooded hills.
Turn Around was a nice lunch at J & O Market/Deli in the Breckenridge development on the outskirts of Fairfield. Nice people, great patio for getting the grub on.
Lanceoldstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-12, 08:22 PM   #3889
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
Posts: 6,776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
And just to prove it really happened:

Hobo Roads half a hundred_Dan by ccorlew, on Flickr
cccorlew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-12, 09:51 PM   #3890
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I don't know, looks fake.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-12, 09:52 PM   #3891
Midland
Senior Member
 
Midland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Contra Costa
Bikes:
Posts: 302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Was a fun time out with great people.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg AAA7869658682_2df1490280_z.jpg (102.7 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg AAA7869667336_a9cea84f76_z.jpg (58.6 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg AAAA7869669366_26c4fe01a3_z.jpg (66.0 KB, 15 views)
Midland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-12, 10:02 PM   #3892
budkid
Senior Member
 
budkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vallejo, SF Bay Area
Bikes: 2013 Velovie Vitesse 400
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just passed you guys going down McGary! It was at this exact location! Good to see you in the area!

This was my ride...
http://app.strava.com/activities/19833364

Quote:
Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
And just to prove it really happened:

Hobo Roads half a hundred_Dan by ccorlew, on Flickr
budkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-12, 10:40 PM   #3893
bigbossman 
Dolce far niente
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 10,777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
(thanks to bigbossman for giving me the immortal phrase "hobo roads").
"Trash strewn wasteland" didn't sound nearly as poetic.
__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman
bigbossman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-12, 11:00 PM   #3894
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Did Vacaville Grand Prix. This is the third year in a row that I have done it. Interesting progression: almost last, top 30, and this year top 10, and got a prim. I think the biggest difference is I am eating better/more.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-12, 08:19 AM   #3895
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
Posts: 3,882
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Anyone ride the trail along '80' from Columbus parkway up to Red Top? Drive by it all the time but I never see bikes on that first hill.
curbtender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-12, 12:00 PM   #3896
freighttraininguphill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,642
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last weekend was my third ride with one of the Hammerin' Wheels cycling club riders who always has great climbing rides. This was the hardest ride I've ever done in my life: 66 miles with 6,837' of climbing (forgot to start the timer on the Garmin right away, so the data shows 65.88 miles). That's nothing to the male roadies who did this ride, but to my 30 lbs overweight self, it was a sufferfest!

This was a ride from Auburn to Foresthill and back via the steep Iowa Hill Road climb, which is 1.8 miles long with a 12.5% average grade. After that climb there is about 15 more miles of climbing before Foresthill Road, then it's mostly downhill to Auburn, with a few short rollers thrown in there to keep things interesting.

The part of the ride from Auburn to Plumtree Road was my idea. It is part of one of my favorite loops from Newcastle to Colfax and back. He added the rest of the ride because I wanted to climb Iowa Hill Road. The extra distance was added to avoid the Iowa Hill descent, which sucks because it's so steep that I had to stop several times on the way down to let my rims cool the last time I climbed it.

This video looks like a solo ride, because it pretty much was for the most part The Iowa Hill Road climb is the one recorded with my new GoPro HD Hero2 on the chest strap mount. The rest of the video was recorded with my ContourHD on the helmet mount.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgl_3uAoHTM

His ContourGPS camera malfunctioned and wouldn't record, so I loaned him my ContourHD to use on his handlebars for his climb up Iowa Hill Road. Unfortunately I forgot about how much road rattle you get when the Contour cameras are mounted to the bars, so his entire climb was full of rattling noise. Even so, I was still able to decipher most of his commentary and even hear some shifting and breathing, especially near the end when he was pushing really hard. I added captions to make his commentary easier to understand.

http://contour.com/stories/hammerin-...l-road-8-26-12

Same thing with his third-person footage of the last part of my climb up Iowa Hill Road.

http://contour.com/stories/third-per...-climb-8-26-12
freighttraininguphill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-12, 09:32 PM   #3897
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
Did Vacaville Grand Prix. This is the third year in a row that I have done it. Interesting progression: almost last, top 30, and this year top 10, and got a prim. I think the biggest difference is I am eating better/more.
I did that race, too. What category did you race?

I was W3/4. I've worked it as a course marshal for years. GFs signed up and challenged me.

Most. Fun. Race. Ever.

I had no fear and no expectations and had a blast. Finished Top 20, my best placing in a crit ever. Whee!

Most impressive performance: Larry Nolan. Took the Mast. P/1/2/35+ in a dominant sprint, and raced with the P/1/2 and didn't finish DFL. Beastly.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-12, 09:54 PM   #3898
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I started the Winters Road Race on Sat. as the domestique for my much stronger teammate. All I had to do was deliver her across the finish line. We had a plan.

Started behind the Jrs. who started with us but soon left us. I went out front, she was on my wheel, and the rest of them strung out in a long single line. I felt really good and had no problem pulling down the frontage road along the 505 (some of you have suffered, er, ridden this with us ). I pulled over 7 miles before my teammate came up -- she did some work, charged the rollers, and then moved the line from the right side to close to the middle of the lane. I started moving up on the right, since there was so much room; I quietly announced "on your right" and the young lady to whom I spoke started screaming "rider right! Rider right!" I was surprised at how she overreacted, so I moved in front of her and indicated that I was getting in line again. She told me she let me in because my bike was so pretty. Hey, whatever it takes.

I stayed mid-pack, my teammate was about 10 people ahead. We were pretty dense when we hit the rollers. Then a moto ref buzzed up to neutralize us so the P/1/2s could pass. Whoever was next to my teammate overreacted and leaned into her. My friend leaned back, forcing her to stay upright. Lady freaked out, pushed my friend hard as she tried to escape.

I heard the sickening sound of plastic on asphalt and I looked up to see 2 women close to the shoulder fall, and my 'mate fall into the middle of the road. Moto ref warned the men and they whirred through us safely. I was already off my bike and after the men went through, ran over to help my 'mate.

She'd hurt her back and had a foot trapped under the bike in the cleat; she couldn't move it w/o tweaking her back. Her front wheel was taco'd badly. I unshod her (both feet) and helped her into the SAG vehicle. I made sure she was OK before getting on my bike again.

My group was by then 20 mi. ahead. I rode 2 more miles to the neutral feed zone & helped c_gallagh hand out bottles to other teammates riding through, and didn't regret not finishing for a minute.

My teammate is sore but unbroken. She turned out on Sunday to the Vacaville crit to be part of the cheering squad. She's in good spirits and already planning a TTT in Sept. with us.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-12, 04:25 PM   #3899
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
I did that race, too. What category did you race?

I was W3/4. I've worked it as a course marshal for years. GFs signed up and challenged me.

Most. Fun. Race. Ever.

I had no fear and no expectations and had a blast. Finished Top 20, my best placing in a crit ever. Whee!

Most impressive performance: Larry Nolan. Took the Mast. P/1/2/35+ in a dominant sprint, and raced with the P/1/2 and didn't finish DFL. Beastly.
I did it in CAT4. So bright and early. Even 5s raced after us. What a hell?
Yeah it's definitely one of my favorite courses, comes second to Lodi one.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-12, 11:05 PM   #3900
Lanceoldstrong
Family, Health, Cycling
 
Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Bikes: Roubaix S-Works, Univega Gran Turismo
Posts: 1,519
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
60 mile Mines Road out and back from Livermore to the Junction Cafe. With Bikingshearer, cccorlew and mililpony. It was my first time out there since the Devil Mountain Double in April.
What a treat to ride Mines Road without Diablo, Morgan Territory and 91 miles in my legs like The Devil Mountain Double, not dreading Hamilton and Sierra was nice to.

The best part was the friends to ride with and the perfect weather.
Lanceoldstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 PM.