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Forum: Northern California 08-12-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By hamster
It's apparently a Guinness World Record thing....

It's apparently a Guinness World Record thing. They have entries for 12 hours (current record 30419 ft), 24 hours (65780 ft), and 48 hours.
Forum: Northern California 08-11-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By hamster
It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more...

It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more like 200 times (500 feet per repeat.) Pretty reasonable route for this goal, 12% average grade (not wasting energy on air resistance), no crazy...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-14-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By hamster
Tight clearance between the rear wheel and the...

Tight clearance between the rear wheel and the seat tube is normal. On my size 50 I can barely squeeze my pinky between the tire and the tube, and that's with 23 mm tires. But I don't see why that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-12-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By hamster
Well, the problem is that I don't really need a...

Well, the problem is that I don't really need a size 58 frame, since I already have more frames than I need, and size 58 is way too big for me anyway (even the 54 listed in my ad was on the large...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-12-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By hamster
Coincidence or not?

I'm trying to sell a used carbon road frame on craigslist.

Within 24 hours of each other, I get these emails.

1.
From: Jason S*****

Hi,

I have a 58 frame, brand is Scott team CR1, like...
Forum: Southern California 05-11-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hamster
That's what I meant. And yes, personally I...

That's what I meant. And yes, personally I wouldn't buy there either.

Available Jun. 17th! $1,950 2 BR/2.5 BA at Venetian! 3 Parking Spaces!...
Forum: Southern California 05-11-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hamster
You can buy a 2/2 condo under 400k or rent one...

You can buy a 2/2 condo under 400k or rent one under 2k/month right in La Jolla Village.
Forum: Southern California 05-11-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hamster
Under 400k, nowhere. Just took a look at the real...

Under 400k, nowhere. Just took a look at the real estate listings, apparently housing went up substantially in the last 5 years or so. In 400k-450k range, you can do Santee or San Carlos (schools are...
Forum: Southern California 05-10-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hamster
Absolutely not. If he has kids, all these are a...

Absolutely not. If he has kids, all these are a big no-no unless he wants to explore intradistrict transfer & busing options, or he's willing to pay for a private school. (And, from the requirement...
Forum: Southern California 05-10-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hamster
By "La Jolla", do you mean UTC/Sorrento Valley...

By "La Jolla", do you mean UTC/Sorrento Valley (the area along the 5 north of the 52)?

Generally speaking, your demands are not reasonable. Precisely because six figure jobs are concentrated in...
Forum: Southern California 05-08-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By hamster
You rode from Arizona border to Carlsbad in 5th...

You rode from Arizona border to Carlsbad in 5th grade???

Between SLO and Lompoc/Goleta, 1 is a typical highway, fast traffic, mostly farming and semi's, but not all that much of it. I think...
Forum: Southern California 05-07-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By hamster
Look at the first half of Solvang Spring Double...

Look at the first half of Solvang Spring Double Century, backwards Solvang Spring Double Century - A bike ride in Buellton, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2368568) I think that's the only major...
Forum: Southern California 05-07-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By hamster
Interestingly, if you ask Google for a route via...

Interestingly, if you ask Google for a route via CA-138 (Palmdale-Riverside-Temecula), it turns out not to be that much climbier. 11850' along the coast vs. 14500' via CA-138. Though weather is still...
Forum: Southern California 05-06-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By hamster
I am not familiar with Central Valley routes, but...

I am not familiar with Central Valley routes, but the 138 E part is not a very good idea, there is quite a bit of traffic (you'll even end up riding on the freeway shoulder) and the overall route is...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-29-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,628
Posted By hamster
I'm not familiar with the area and I couldn't...

I'm not familiar with the area and I couldn't figure this out just from your description, can you point at the spot on Google Maps where you crossed the double yellow? Is it West River Dr. / MLK Jr....
Forum: Southern California 03-22-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By hamster
Seconded Ortega Highway. Closer to home, 78...

Seconded Ortega Highway. Closer to home, 78 between Wild Animal Park / Safari Park and Ramona, and S-2 between Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe.
Forum: Southern California 03-09-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By hamster
I'm not sure what's a J-wall (Google search gives...

I'm not sure what's a J-wall (Google search gives me lots of links about a basketball player John Wall but not much else), but I mean a class I bikeway: at least something like the path along 52...
Forum: Southern California 03-08-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By hamster
Took a closer look at their proposals. They...

Took a closer look at their proposals.

They are not aiming for 25% mass transit / 18% bike everywhere. They are talking about "transit priority areas". The definition is complex but it essentially...
Forum: Southern California 03-07-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By hamster
Showers at work actually seem to be pretty common...

Showers at work actually seem to be pretty common in white-collar occupations. A friend of mine just started a company, got some office space, it came with access to a gym and showers (in an adjacent...
Forum: Southern California 03-07-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By hamster
OK, I'll play. * Grade-separated crossing...

OK, I'll play.

* Grade-separated crossing over I-15 at route 56 / Ted Williams Parkway. At the present time, route 56 bike path terminates on the west side of I-15, and going further requires...
Forum: Southern California 03-07-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By hamster
Will. Not. Happen. 25% mass transit will not...

Will. Not. Happen.

25% mass transit will not happen, except possibly in high-density areas like the downtown. An average commute distance in SD is ~10 miles. In its present shape, mass transit is,...
Forum: Southern California 02-28-15, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By hamster
It's on my todo list but my training has lately...

It's on my todo list but my training has lately been in even greater tatters than usual.
Forum: Southern California 02-27-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By hamster
Last two years the aid station was just before...

Last two years the aid station was just before the Cotharin turnoff.

By the way, it's not quite "up Yerba Buena, then down Deer Creek." After you turn from Yerba Buena onto Cotharin, there's...
Forum: Southern California 02-25-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By hamster
Count me as skeptical. Expensive bikes are rarely...

Count me as skeptical. Expensive bikes are rarely worth as much as their MSRPs, even brand new. Resale value plummets from there, carbon warranty is usually non-transferrable, buyers ask too many...
Forum: Southern California 02-21-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,027
Posted By hamster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCzpAIh2NVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCzpAIh2NVQ
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