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  1. Thread: New Here

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    From my experience riding gravel roads, a...

    From my experience riding gravel roads, a cyclo-cross bike is made for these conditions and would be perfect, but many other bikes can work too. A mountain bike (generally) would be over-qualified...
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    Yes, smoore, you are correct! That saddle was on...

    Yes, smoore, you are correct! That saddle was on my fixed gear bike since 2006 so very many miles; not sure now many but 3 fixed gear centuries and lots of shorter rides. Will have to look into the...
  3. I grew up in St. Louis and when I moved to...

    I grew up in St. Louis and when I moved to Southern CA (1995) I was amazed at how bundled up the SoCal natives were dressing in what I thought (then) was reasonably warm weather.

    Fast forward 20...
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    Agreed, a repair stand and the right tools make a...

    Agreed, a repair stand and the right tools make a huge difference. I have a Park stand too, purchased so long ago I don't remember what I paid for it but whatever it was . . . well worth it!

    I...
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    I've worked in the bicycle industry pretty much...

    I've worked in the bicycle industry pretty much all my life and it's surprising to me how few people (co-workers) commuted to and from work by bicycle. Regardless, everyone was okay with it, happy...
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    I took one of those on-line survey things on this...

    I took one of those on-line survey things on this subject and it calculated that I was 47. Since I was 64 when I completed that survey I was pretty happy with 47. The other side of the coin, of...
  7. Yes, jppe, Sounds like an excellent century,...

    Yes, jppe, Sounds like an excellent century, except for it being a bit cold (for me, probably not for you) and it's good that you had plenty of climbing too. I like doing that type of century, i.e....
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    Which one freedomrider? The cat is very fast, my...

    Which one freedomrider? The cat is very fast, my wife, not so much. But she is stong and consistant and has ridden 25 California double centuries. In fact, she's the one that introduced me to riding...
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    It could have been caused by your grey shorts...

    It could have been caused by your grey shorts Vic. You seem to be on a mission to make grey shorts safe for MAMIL's everywhere :lol:. Good to see you modeling them in your avatar as well. Anyway,...
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    My wife has no dogs . . . but three cats (which I...

    My wife has no dogs . . . but three cats (which I think is one too many . . . not that my opinion matters :)). This is a photo of the latest additon:

    423625She also has six bicycles: Le Mond...
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    I like mountain bike riding as a refreshing...

    I like mountain bike riding as a refreshing change from the road but my off-road skill level is not very advanced! I ride mostly Jeep trails and double-track; crash a lot whenever I try single track...
  12. I don't ride that fast (14.0 average) but there...

    I don't ride that fast (14.0 average) but there are so few cyclists (or bicycle riders) on my commute that passing or being passed is rarely an issue.

    On the rare chance that said cyclists or...
  13. I see more Salmon on my commute through La...

    I see more Salmon on my commute through La Mirada, Norwalk and Los Angeles than I do in O.C. But yes, some in O.C. too.

    The worst are the Ninja Salmon since you have no idea that they are there...
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    Since you're in CO your commute is probably more...

    Since you're in CO your commute is probably more elevation sensative than mine (living in Los Angeles . . . about 500 ft. of elevation per day) but yes, I did notice a big difference, and less...
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    For Southern California, Nov. and Dec. are really...

    For Southern California, Nov. and Dec. are really not that different from the rest of the year. Sure, a bit colder but not much below the mid-40's (unless you ride to higher altitude) and not much...
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    Wow Planemaker, You're on top of your 2015 ride...

    Wow Planemaker, You're on top of your 2015 ride schedule so early . . . I'm impressed!

    My 2015 is a total question mark as far as "event" rides go. Maybe I'm still suffering a bit of burn-out...
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    Great news! You mean we can have all this fun...

    Great news! You mean we can have all this fun cycling around and in addition to feeling great while we ride it may actually have long term benefits. I love it:thumb:! Makes me want to ride more.
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  18. I agree, start a new CA Double Century thread for...

    I agree, start a new CA Double Century thread for 2015. I didn't realize this was 9 pages until I looked! This has been a pretty good double century year for me, so no complaints.

    Rick / OCRR
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    As promised, here are some photos of my laced-up...

    As promised, here are some photos of my laced-up Sella Anatomica saddle. Click to enlarge.

    My apologies for breaking "white garage door" protocol but my garage door is brown . . . just wouldn't...
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    I moved out of the St.Louis area about 20 years...

    I moved out of the St.Louis area about 20 years ago and I don't miss much about it but I do miss the KATY Trail. True, it can get kind of mushy this time of year. I used to use my 3-Speed that has 26...
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    I'm no expert on laces but the laces seem to have...

    I'm no expert on laces but the laces seem to have a nylon (or similar) base/center with a fabric wrap on the outside. The job is excellent and yes, probably something a shoe repair/leather work shop...
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    Sticky: Rode the Saturday club ride out of Irvine: ...

    Rode the Saturday club ride out of Irvine:

    Bike Ride Profile | Rebel Gold + Bonus Climbs, Meats, Imperial, Canyon View & Water Tower near Irvine | Times and Records | Strava

    58 miles, 4,275...
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    Note from post #34...

    Note from post #34 above, Sella Anatomica had the saddle for two days and got it back to me neatly laced up and no more flare at the sides!

    Tried it out on a 58 mile ride today and found it to be...
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    My Joe Blow is 10+ years old too and still...

    My Joe Blow is 10+ years old too and still blowing strong. No problems, no-leak, no-squeak. Silent and dependable!

    Rick / OCRR
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    I've experienced that when the bike is working...

    I've experienced that when the bike is working perfectly and I'm digging deep, in a struggle to get maximum power down, thinking the next pedal stroke, the next breath . . . but not about the bike....
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