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Forum: Southern California 11-09-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By robertkat
Actually, CA law requires bicycles take the lane...

Actually, CA law requires bicycles take the lane on a road such as this. What's funny is that I ride out there pretty regularly, and have found drivers to be nothing but patient and courteous....
Forum: Southern California 10-28-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By robertkat
This. I was inches from being a skid mark the...

This. I was inches from being a skid mark the other day. Except I knew that the road I was on has traffic that is always 10 - 15 mph above the posted limit, so I decided against taking the lane at...
Forum: Southern California 10-27-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By robertkat
The SD county Sheriff has gone on record as...

The SD county Sheriff has gone on record as anti-bicycle, and believes that their interpretation of the CA vehicle code, regardless of how wrong it may be, is religious doctrine. They have publicly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-12-13, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,217
Posted By robertkat
IF you can get one, the Acorn Rando Bag might be...

IF you can get one, the Acorn Rando Bag might be what you're looking for.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-10-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By robertkat
I've actually started doing some brevets with...

I've actually started doing some brevets with PCH. They are great. It's probably been in the last 2 years that things have slowed up around here. I know that in 2011, we almost didn't have a series....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-10-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By robertkat
What are the rules for running a series if you are not the RBA?

Over the past couple years my local group has been somewhat stagnant, doing the same routes for our spring series every year. The RBA has been unresponsive to requests for volunteering and work on...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-29-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By robertkat
Hutchinson makes a 32x650b tire that is...

Hutchinson makes a 32x650b tire that is supposedly a high quality, durable, and at a good price point. AFAIK, 32mm is the narrowest 650b tires go. Also, you still won't have a high pressure tire. If...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-12-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By robertkat
Awesome. Iceland is on my to-do list of places to...

Awesome. Iceland is on my to-do list of places to visit. I'd love to be able to get a nice touring bike and ride the ring road one summer.
Forum: Southern California 08-07-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,226
Posted By robertkat
There is no shoulder or bike lane, so by law the...

There is no shoulder or bike lane, so by law the cyclists are allowed take the lane. Regardless, my experiences using the NCTD system tell me the bus just didn't care. Ever since they outsourced the...
Forum: Southern California 07-07-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By robertkat
Hmm. No surprise there. I never go through the...

Hmm. No surprise there. I never go through the base anyhow. I find using I5 to be safer and easier. Just bring an earplug for the noise and you'll be fine.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-06-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By robertkat
About a year ago I switched from Sidi to...

About a year ago I switched from Sidi to Northwave shoes. Every problem I've had with my feet disappeared. After my last 600k, my feet were the only part of me that wasn't sore or tired in some way.
Forum: Southern California 06-06-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By robertkat
Nice shot. I should have done thee same, I was in...

Nice shot. I should have done thee same, I was in just that exact spot a few weeks ago. Central Coast has some nice riding, especially inland. Carmel Valley Road is great, and Hwy 25/Peach...
Forum: Southern California 05-15-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By robertkat
I think a couple people slit off to go home. The...

I think a couple people slit off to go home. The group I was with was Saturday regular riders, it was a last minute decision to do the long ride and we started separate. I think all the regular long...
Forum: Southern California 05-12-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By robertkat
Just about any indie place. There's tons of them...

Just about any indie place. There's tons of them on the coast. Cafe Elysa in Carlsbad is great. Cafe Positano in RSF is a gem. The espresso is wonderful. I tiny place, it can get busy, but friendly....
Forum: Southern California 05-12-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By robertkat
Depends on how far you want to ride. I have some...

Depends on how far you want to ride. I have some very nice routes ... :innocent:
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-06-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By robertkat
The Atom appears to be incapable of powering my...

The Atom appears to be incapable of powering my front headlight. That, and it's complex and requires a usb connection, which no decent headlight that I know of has. I can see it being something a...
Forum: Southern California 04-25-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By robertkat
No, it was somewhere in Del Mar I think, maybe...

No, it was somewhere in Del Mar I think, maybe just before the 56 bike path. A van parked on a dirt area next to the road, and three guys with TdC shirts, a table, some chairs. They were standing out...
Forum: Southern California 04-21-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By robertkat
We came across a bunch of you guys Saturday...

We came across a bunch of you guys Saturday morning. Even got cheered on by a very oddly placed sag stop. They probably would have looked at us different if they new we were riding 8x the distance...
Forum: Foo 04-16-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,604
Posted By robertkat
I second that duh.

I second that duh.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-12-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,588
Posted By robertkat
One of my mates rides a Long Haul Trucker. For...

One of my mates rides a Long Haul Trucker. For his size, it's 26" wheels.
Forum: Southern California 04-12-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,522
Posted By robertkat
In Escondido, I think they said 5 AM or so. I...

In Escondido, I think they said 5 AM or so. I read something about most of the route will be handle by CHP and will be a rolling closure. That is, sections will be closed off and then re-opened as...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-01-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By robertkat
The entire Shimano road triple system is a stupid...

The entire Shimano road triple system is a stupid design. The front derailleur is designed to work with only one combination of chain rings, which isn't a good combination to begin with. If you want...
Forum: Southern California 04-01-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By robertkat
Sounds fun, but I'm busy that morning. Plus, I...

Sounds fun, but I'm busy that morning. Plus, I think I've outgrown this sort of thing. If it was a week earlier, I'd probably run into it, as a large portion of the 100 mile route overlaps the 600k...
Forum: Southern California 03-29-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By robertkat
Good point. When you crash a carbon wonder bike,...

Good point. When you crash a carbon wonder bike, you don't take it in to get the fork realigned, you take it in to get a new fork. I blame mountain bikes and X-games for the guys with too metal in...
Forum: Southern California 03-27-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By robertkat
Have you asked any of your local shops if they...

Have you asked any of your local shops if they can do this? Maybe it's just me, but any shop that cannot do this should not be in business. It's like being told the mechanic can only true them your...
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