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Forum: Northern California 08-22-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By cccorlew
I can't say enough good things about the Giro d'...

I can't say enough good things about the Giro d' Vino. It might be a bike ride, but we treat it as a wine tasting by bike.

Kudos to Lodi for trying to make their city bike friendly and a bike...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,111
Posted By cccorlew
I was hit from behind and badly injured. Nothing...

I was hit from behind and badly injured. Nothing I carried (gun, spray, nuke) could have helped. Now I'm just more wary of people. I am particularly watchful of young men who aren't dog walking,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-31-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 202,148
Posted By cccorlew
I recently got back from an Adventure Cycling...

I recently got back from an Adventure Cycling ride; 19 days from South Lake Tahoe to Portland. It was amazing. Here's a photo of my bike above Lake Tahoe from the first riding day.
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,591
Posted By cccorlew
MUPS cross roads. I met a truck crossing on a...

MUPS cross roads. I met a truck crossing on a MUP. The bike was destroyed and I almost miraculously was only badly injured.

I still ride as I think it's safer than staying on the couch.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,050
Posted By cccorlew
I recently picked up some PEARL IZUMI SUN...

I recently picked up some PEARL IZUMI SUN SLEEVES, on sale. Just for fun.

I realized I wore them almost every day on our 19 day ride from South Lake Tahoe to Portland.

They kept the chill off...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,161
Posted By cccorlew
I got all excited about the FSA 46-30 but...

I got all excited about the FSA 46-30 but couldn't find it anywhere.
I wrote FSA, who replied:

Hello Curtis,
That version of the Omega will be available later this year as a 2017 model year...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By cccorlew
Thanks all. After reading the advice here I think...

Thanks all. After reading the advice here I think I know what I need to do.

Stay on the road.

I'm heading out today for a road bike ride from South Lake Tahoe to Portland, going over Mount...
Forum: Northern California 06-23-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By cccorlew
Just for reference, here's a link to my Strava...

Just for reference, here's a link to my Strava DMD. Not because I was fast or anything, just for teh route and climbing data.
https://www.strava.com/activities/7558502
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-22-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By cccorlew
I'm a roadie, so I have no idea what this means....

I'm a roadie, so I have no idea what this means. Railing? What is that? My saddle is as it is on (shockingly enough) my road bike.

I'm sure I don't need serious suspension, but something less...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-21-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,344
Posted By cccorlew
Though I have newer bikes, I still ride my first...

Though I have newer bikes, I still ride my first road bike I bought used in the early 70s.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3378/3260773387_0db3153ea5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5Y9jjP)
Red tires on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-21-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By cccorlew
That was just the bike photo. Indeed my bike...

That was just the bike photo. Indeed my bike rocks sections like this. Heck, my commuter bike does fine here. This road is how I get to to the actual mountain biking part, dirt at double digit...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-21-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By cccorlew
Mt. Bikers: Advise this roadie

I'm a roadie in my soul, but I took my mountain bike out today. It could have gone better.
Blog post at https://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2016/06/mountain-bike-ride-proves-im-roadie.html

But my...
Forum: Northern California 06-07-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,995
Posted By cccorlew
Antioch...It is getting worse, and it wasn't all...

Antioch...It is getting worse, and it wasn't all that great to start with.
I've had my home burglarized. The corner strip mall and 7-11 on Wildhorse has become a magnet for bad behavior. Littering...
Forum: Northern California 06-05-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,308
Posted By cccorlew
Tricia and I rode into Black Diamond Mines and...

Tricia and I rode into Black Diamond Mines and camped. I had fun painting with light and doing a star trail photo.
And the coffee in the morning... mmmm.
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-04-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 202,148
Posted By cccorlew
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27433421506_232...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27433421506_232bc1b86c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HNcsrY)
Black Diamond Camping. Tricia in the tent (https://flic.kr/p/HNcsrY) by curtis corlew...
Forum: Northern California 06-02-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,742
Posted By cccorlew
First, Sorry about the old link, 67stang. It was...

First, Sorry about the old link, 67stang. It was late...
Here's what I just saw on my Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook feed.

It is with deep sorrow, that I share the email below from Diablo Valley...
Forum: Northern California 06-01-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,742
Posted By cccorlew
Could it be this motorcycle crash? Clayton:...

Could it be this motorcycle crash?

Clayton: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Morgan Territory Road | East County Today...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-30-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By cccorlew
If you're looking for first timer reports, here...

If you're looking for first timer reports, here are mine. They may be helpful. I think they are amusing.

A "short" one up Mt. Diablo
Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: Mt Diablo Hill Climb Time...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 202,148
Posted By cccorlew
A photo student from a few semesters ago, through...

A photo student from a few semesters ago, through his girl friend who is a current student, loaned me his Nikon D70 infrared-converted camera to play with. It's the semester end, and I'm really too...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 202,148
Posted By cccorlew
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/27074136175_12...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/27074136175_12e61bd847_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hfs2ri)
My commuter bike, just off the path on the way to work. (https://flic.kr/p/Hfs2ri) by curtis corlew...
Forum: Commuting 05-17-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14,530
Views: 8,766,512
Posted By cccorlew
Not a new bike that hasn't been here before, but...

Not a new bike that hasn't been here before, but a new photo.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/27074136175_12e61bd847_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hfs2ri)
Commuter bike in the morning...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,272
Posted By cccorlew
I bought one after being hit by a truck and...

I bought one after being hit by a truck and having my commuter bike destroyed. Mine is the Ultegra version with Avid discs. I've got it set up to commute on because after the truck hit me I figured...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-12-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 202,148
Posted By cccorlew
Sweet photo!

Sweet photo!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By cccorlew
Of course you are right, nothing is flat proof....

Of course you are right, nothing is flat proof. But I live in the land of goat heads and broken glass. Marathons are the only tire that I've tried that have withstood evil goat heads. I've been...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By cccorlew
I can't believe I flatted on this almost new...

I can't believe I flatted on this almost new tire. I'll never buy this brand again.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/676/20426417563_0fef7dba4c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x81Jia)
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