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Forum: Southern California 07-20-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By tinrobot
Generally, you can find good cycling just about...

Generally, you can find good cycling just about anywhere in Southern California. It's more a matter of what general area you want to live and who will hire you. Generally, I'd advise living close...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,248
Posted By tinrobot
I believe the rule is that you need to cross the...

I believe the rule is that you need to cross the finish line on a bike, or at least have one in your hand.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,836
Posted By tinrobot
The UCI rules require a rider to cross the finish...

The UCI rules require a rider to cross the finish line with a bicycle.

Riders run towards team cars to get bikes all the time, regulating all movement on foot would be difficult.
Forum: Southern California 06-18-16, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By tinrobot
Bike on the plane - Depends on the airline, some...

Bike on the plane - Depends on the airline, some charge a lot, some don't charge. European airlines tend to charge less. Check your airline's rates. A lot of people use cardboard boxes, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By tinrobot
Just get away from the strip as quickly as...

Just get away from the strip as quickly as possible and into the suburbs. There's actually some good bike lanes on the east/west streets that intersect the strip. Try Alta out to Red Rock Canyon,...
Forum: Southern California 05-26-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By tinrobot
I got on the path at Victory this morning and...

I got on the path at Victory this morning and expected it to be closed, but it just kept going. Still some sandbags that need removing near the horse tunnel and lots of sand on the path, but it's...
Forum: Southern California 05-25-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By tinrobot
Definite maybe. Sounds like a good ride. ...

Definite maybe. Sounds like a good ride.

Keep us posted on the date when you know it.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,065
Posted By tinrobot
Foundry and No22 are both making nice frames. ...

Foundry and No22 are both making nice frames.

Here's a No22

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/No-22-Titanium-Road-bike-20.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By tinrobot
My 2007-ish Firezne that has been de-stickered...

My 2007-ish Firezne that has been de-stickered and rebadged. Shimano 5700 group. Whiskey no 7 fork.

Love this bike.

http://i.imgur.com/j9V3XbF.jpg
Forum: Southern California 04-30-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By tinrobot
Yes. To get there, take the LA River trail south...

Yes. To get there, take the LA River trail south to the end, then stay left on the Riverside bridge to get the protected lane. It'll drop you off on Figueroa near the Home Depot. Go North on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-28-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By tinrobot
Touring bikes ride "tank like" for two reasons. ...

Touring bikes ride "tank like" for two reasons. 1) They are heavier bikes, and 2) They have longer wheelbases.

If you need/want to haul something other than yourself, then a touring bike is...
Forum: Southern California 04-28-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By tinrobot
Hey neighbor.... Good rides in the area? ...

Hey neighbor....

Good rides in the area?

Tons. I'm in Silverlake, Griffith Park and the LA River trail are my staples. Elysian Park has some decent climbs. Mt Washington is also a good...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-17-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By tinrobot
I'm just about your size (6'3", 230-ish) and now...

I'm just about your size (6'3", 230-ish) and now have three Ti bikes - a Litespeed road bike, a Ritchey breakaway for travel, and a Moto gravel grinder/light touring bike. One is a 59cm, one a...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By tinrobot
A well-known hack for 10sp Shimano is to replace...

A well-known hack for 10sp Shimano is to replace the rear end with a 9sp mountain rear derailleur (Deore/Deore XT) and a fatter cassette.

This has the same pull as 10sp road and will allow you...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-09-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,199
Posted By tinrobot
I don't see the logic for turning on a motor at...

I don't see the logic for turning on a motor at that point in the race. Why would someone need to use a motor on a downhill?

I think it is just a fast spinning wheel that somehow didn't stop...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-07-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By tinrobot
Gatorade, Gu, Powerbar Chews... that is a LOT of...

Gatorade, Gu, Powerbar Chews... that is a LOT of sugar. You may be messing with your insulin levels, which can sap your energy.

I'd suggest eating a more balanced nutrition profile. Add in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-20-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,283
Posted By tinrobot
One more for Los Angeles/Southern California. ...

One more for Los Angeles/Southern California. There is a good bike culture here, plenty of bike shops and you can ride year round.

If you want to climb, you can find world class ascents in the...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-30-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,355
Posted By tinrobot
So, I guess Greg Lemond was right again.

So, I guess Greg Lemond was right again.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-20-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 43,476
Posted By tinrobot
http://i.imgur.com/eddmFy1.jpg Baum Ristretto

http://i.imgur.com/eddmFy1.jpg

Baum Ristretto
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-17-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By tinrobot
Sorry to hear about your injury. I just...

Sorry to hear about your injury.

I just learned I have a torn ACL and I'm off the bike for the time being. Doctor has me doing physical therapy before we decide on surgery, which would take me...
Forum: Southern California 11-25-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By tinrobot
Flatter, more traffic, drivers are aggressive,...

Flatter, more traffic, drivers are aggressive, and getting to the Malibu climbs usually involves sketchy parts of PCH. It is less ideal for cycling than other parts of town, but it does have many...
Forum: Southern California 11-22-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By tinrobot
If you really love music, then stay closer to...

If you really love music, then stay closer to Hollywood. The big attraction of the west side is the beach culture and the cooler temps in the summer. If you're really into that, then go for it. I...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-14-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By tinrobot
Bike touring isn't about speed, you'll have all...

Bike touring isn't about speed, you'll have all day to ride. To train for a tour, just get in a bunch of saddle time. Figure out the longest day on your ride and make sure you can ride it...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-16-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By tinrobot
Serfas Puck Lock. Weights about a pound, folds...

Serfas Puck Lock. Weights about a pound, folds up small, fits in a seat bag

https://www.serfas.com/products/view/319/referer:products|index|bike-accessories|locks
Forum: Road Cycling 10-16-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By tinrobot
Absolutely. I have 105 on a late 90's Bianchi. ...

Absolutely. I have 105 on a late 90's Bianchi. Very smooth ride.
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