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Forum: Northern California 04-20-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By VaultGuru
Sacramento area, hands down. Here are a few of...

Sacramento area, hands down.
Here are a few of my favorite routes around Sacramento, Placerville and Auburn to give you a taste. Placerville rides are courtesy of my good friend Dan M...
Forum: Northern California 04-18-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By VaultGuru
I have a friend that lives in Carmel, so I ride...

I have a friend that lives in Carmel, so I ride with him every time we visit. Following Salamandrine's Carmel Vlley suggestion, here is a out & back route that we ride quite a bit. If you start from...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-04-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By VaultGuru
We rode from Twisp to the Pictographs a couple of...

We rode from Twisp to the Pictographs a couple of years ago in late June. Here are our notes...
This was one of our all time favorite rides. Perfect weather, light winds and spectacular scenery. We...
Forum: Northern California 06-25-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By VaultGuru
Here are a couple of options for you (compliments...

Here are a couple of options for you (compliments of my friend DanM) that will give you lots of climbing, however, they are down the hill from the fire.
JenkinsonLake_to_Kyburz - A bike ride in El...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-18-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By VaultGuru
We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above...

We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above suggestions are great. If you want to stay close to Seattle before the rally, you might want to consider going to Vashon Island. Just a short 15 minute...
Forum: Northern California 06-16-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By VaultGuru
New Chip Seal in El Dorado County

For those of you that know and ride the Cothrin Ranch Loop in El Dorado County, be advised that Brandon Road and French Creek Rd. between South Shingle Springs Rd. and Old French Creek Rd. are about...
Forum: Northern California 01-20-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By VaultGuru
It always has been a well supported event and it...

It always has been a well supported event and it looks like it is already sold out. However, there is climbing - mostly rollers. Here are a couple of links to the 100k
Party Pardee 100K - Ione, CA...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-11-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By VaultGuru
Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike...

Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike (by my wife's Map My Walk calculation). My Garmin only registered 5.62 miles. I changed the data recording from Smart Recording to Record Every Second....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-08-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By VaultGuru
Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't...

Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't detect when I was stopped or walking, especially when I was doing a climb and moving slowly. I got a lot of straight lines and the distance was completely...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-07-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 358,257
Posted By VaultGuru
427228Fun Century in NorCal last year. ...

427228Fun Century in NorCal last year.
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and a couple of pics on Donner Summit
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-16-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By VaultGuru
Anybody used your bike computer to map a hike?

We are going to hike the Inca Trail in Peru next year. I have seen some profiles and a satellite view of the hike, but the satellite views show several points of satellite contact and straight lines...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-12-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,981
Posted By VaultGuru
Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized...

Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized seats yet. Specialized has a sit-bone measurement device (commonly referred to as an ass-o-meter). It is a stiff memory foam. After you sit on it for...
Forum: Northern California 12-05-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,653
Posted By VaultGuru
This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it ...

This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it cccorlew. My contributions.
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Forum: Northern California 11-04-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By VaultGuru
Joel is the poster child for changing his life...

Joel is the poster child for changing his life for the positive. Listen to him. He is a great resource. You can do it too.
Forum: Northern California 10-10-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By VaultGuru
+1 for Mark. He is your guy.

+1 for Mark. He is your guy.
Forum: Northern California 09-10-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By VaultGuru
I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a...

I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a month ago. I just finished climbing out of Rollins Lake and pulled out of the stop sign onto SR174 going toward Colfax. He nailed me on the slight...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By VaultGuru
+1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort,...

+1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort, go faster". If you have a heart rate monitor, check it sitting and standing. I'll bet your HR is higher when you stand.
Just a thought.
Forum: Northern California 08-11-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By VaultGuru
Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have...

Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have lunch. Should be about 65+ miles. We started at the junction of 89 (Monitor Pass) and Highway 4 just for something different. A beautiful, hard ride....
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-14-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By VaultGuru
FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally...

FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally routed.
K-WING COMPACT WHITE HANDLEBAR (http://www.fullspeedahead.com/products/707/K-WING-COMPACT-WHITE-HANDLEBAR)
The cables still cross in front of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-09-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By VaultGuru
11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your...

11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your time on the bike (or distance) by about 10%/week. That way, you won't hurt yourself and you will do just fine. Make it a mix of flats and hills. Go with...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-09-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,041
Posted By VaultGuru
+1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for...

+1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for rehab for an overuse injury a couple of years ago and still do it at least 1x/week for 4-10 miles on a flat course. I spin 40-50 revolutions with one...
Forum: Northern California 06-29-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By VaultGuru
Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is...

Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is average from stop sign line at the bottom to the stop sign line at the top.
Forum: Northern California 06-28-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By VaultGuru
In my zanier moments, I calculate out average...

In my zanier moments, I calculate out average grades. Here are a few of my favorites. Start and stop points may be different than yours, so the numbers may vary.
grade=((rise'/(5280'*distance in...
Forum: Northern California 06-16-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By VaultGuru
The grade increases as you get closer to the top....

The grade increases as you get closer to the top. I will have to look back on some of my rides to see if I picked it up, but it is probably closer to 18% for the last 50'
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-13-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,295
Posted By VaultGuru
+1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the...

+1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the person fitting you has the credentials to do so. Post a inquiry regarding who the best fitters are in your area. It is worth every penny you will pay...
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