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Forum: Northern California 12-30-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By Beaker
The chron has a write up about Herman that was in...

The chron has a write up about Herman that was in the print version today.

Berkeley educator who died in bike crash is mourned - SFGate...
Forum: Northern California 12-29-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By Beaker
Ugh - I started writing a post about what the...

Ugh - I started writing a post about what the appropriate response to this tragedy is, but somehow the potential to go off into the land of blame feels too high. It turns out that I've ridden HOP-M...
Forum: Northern California 12-27-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By Beaker
Ugh - this is just awful news. I hate to...

Ugh - this is just awful news.

I hate to have this be the reason for me to pop up back here again, but suffice to say - stay safe folks.
Forum: Northern California 04-20-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Beaker
i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated...

i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated to the bay area in 2000, my relo company representative told me that wherever you end up, you'll probably end up sacrificing something - maybe it's the...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,838
Posted By Beaker
Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery,...

Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery, 10 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By Beaker
If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise...

If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise induced asthma. On the rare occasion I have an asthma attack/exacerbation it takes a lot more than a minute to resolve. It's also not associated with...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-12-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 827,680
Posted By Beaker
Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I...

Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I wouldn't want to be operating an espresso machine in, err, beach wear though.
Forum: Commuting 01-11-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 986
Posted By Beaker
Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she...

Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she would commute to/from since the terrain can be pretty uncompromising around here - I like commuting on my road bike as I appreciate the responsiveness...
Forum: Commuting 01-11-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,146
Posted By Beaker
Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding...

Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding with such low temps. Worst I contend with here are upper 20's. Still we get some crazy inversion layers when I go up and over the hills that can lead...
Forum: Commuting 01-11-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,146
Posted By Beaker
4th commute of the year today. Woke just before...

4th commute of the year today. Woke just before 5, half convinced I wasn't going to bother getting kitted up and heading out on the bike. Felt tired and lethargic.

5:20AM mid-30's start...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-06-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 139,157
Posted By Beaker
Youtube's for closers only ;-)

Youtube's for closers only





;-)
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-05-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 827,680
Posted By Beaker
Grolby - just saw your post in the training...

Grolby - just saw your post in the training status thread and posted my experiences with having an intramedullar pin for a broken collarbone there. I can honestly say that I feel 100% normal after I...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-05-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 851,064
Posted By Beaker
Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up...

Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up being off the road for ~ 3months. I got on the trainer pretty early on though and started running too 2-3wks post surgery. By the time I had my pin...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-04-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,646
Posted By Beaker
Like others - once, save for commuting when it's...

Like others - once, save for commuting when it's an AM then PM proposition. How many days do you wear your underwear for?
Forum: Road Cycling 01-01-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,122
Posted By Beaker
A year of riding and racing with no injuries. ...

A year of riding and racing with no injuries.

Got more serious about commuting by bike (with transit).

Promoted my first race.

Had fun, made new friends and strengthened existing...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-01-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,837
Posted By Beaker
Decided to head out early for some solo base...

Decided to head out early for some solo base miles - 85mi, 4900ft loop to Morgan Territory here in the East Bay. The roads were beautifully empty early AM. We're having an odd winter though - I...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-01-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By Beaker
Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All...

Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All the gears should be usable from first ride.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-01-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 139,157
Posted By Beaker
That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill...

That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill puts you in rare air.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-31-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,823
Views: 82,862
Posted By Beaker
Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of...

Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of years back as a spry 40 yr old. No one seemed too concerned at reg since the "results" aren't recorded.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-31-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 851,064
Posted By Beaker
Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having...

Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having done it 3x in the last 4yrs I'd only be disappointed with my time. I'll be logging some Jan 1 base miles across the bay instead. The first race that...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-31-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 851,064
Posted By Beaker
Why are you worried about your peak power on dec...

Why are you worried about your peak power on dec 31st? Unless you're planning to peak for the Early bird crits (I wouldn't) you've plenty of time to address this.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-30-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Beaker
It would help if your goals were more specific -...

It would help if your goals were more specific - as they stand they aren't measurable, so it's hard to say how you might best use a power meter to achieve them.

i'd think about something like
...
Forum: Northern California 12-27-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Beaker
That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try...

That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try Los Angeles and then take a left on Spruce and follow that all the way to the 5-way intersection with grizzly peak and wildcat.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-27-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 851,064
Posted By Beaker
Don't be the next Kim Flint.

Don't be the next Kim Flint.
Forum: Northern California 12-27-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,313
Posted By Beaker
Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to...

Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to work for me after all. Have fun and post pics.
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