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    Change of pace and scenery

    With fog, early sunset, and an excess of flat land in the Brentwood area, I've been spending more time on the trails with my CX bike.

    I've fitted this bike with SRAM X9 MTB crankset for lower...
  2. As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID...

    As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID that you want to the Edge to pair up with.

    I ran 2 Garmins and 2 PMs at the same time for awhile. Edge 500 paired to a Powertap SL+ and an Edge 510...
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    I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've...

    I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've never done this race before and watched some 2013 footage posted on youtube. The road looked really treacherous in the shady parts of Del Puerto...
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    Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my...

    Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my wife who took a look at my shoe covers and said "It bothers me that this doesn't bother you." :lol: Function over fashion in this case! At the Soda...
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    When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down...

    When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down OLH then reach Kings via Portola/Sand Hill/Whiskey Hill. Here's a course map of that:
    Bike Ride Profile | Build 2-15: OLH spin + Kings @ 98% FTP...
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    Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and...

    Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and Tyvek tape. Made these for yesterday's cold ride through Napa. They worked great. :thumb:

    http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/tyvek.jpg

    Sonny
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    Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we...

    Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we chopped off Mt Veeder due to time constraints. What an amazingly beautiful ride! Really enjoyed the scenery on Atlas Peak. I thought Wild Horse...
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    qft Sonny

    qft

    Sonny
  9. I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90%...

    I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90% FTP up old La Honda doesn't feel too bad, but on flat ground it is hard as hell! Same with headwind/tailwind.

    JAK: Can you put knobby tires on your...
  10. I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda. Sonny

    I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda.

    Sonny
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    Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good...

    Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good options up there and I'll be pursuing many of them in the coming months!

    Given the time constraints (needed to be home by 2), we ended up doing a...
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    Epic Bay Area ride -- need one!

    I have about a 6 hr window this coming Saturday that I'd like to use for a big ride. Problem is...I'm not sure where to go. Looking for some new ideas.

    Some big rides I've done this year:
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few...

    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few adjustments.

    @grtob -- I'm not sure how you got 50 efforts. It's either 10 or 12 efforts based on 2 sets of 5 or 3 sets of 4, respectively.
    ...
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    30-30s @ 200% FTP recovery

    I've been doing a 30-30 workout once a week for the last month. I feel like it has really helped my ability to respond to surges in pace.

    The workout has been one of these:

    1. 30s @ 200% FTP,...
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    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would...

    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would definitely buy from them again.

    goride - Close Outs

    Sonny
  16. Great ride that did not disappoint! Sonny

    Great ride that did not disappoint!

    Sonny
  17. Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route...

    Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route we've got planned:

    Mt Tam #2 - Fairfax, CA

    Sonny
  18. Mt Tam from San Rafael -- route advice needed

    Hi All:

    On Thursday, some friends and I are looking to beat the east bay heat and do something new. None of us have done Mt Tam yet and this seems like a good time to do it.

    I don't know...
  19. Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St...

    Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St E and Hwy 138. Would never ride the highway itself. Big shoulder, but crazy wind and even crazier drivers!

    The wife dropped me off at 7am. It...
  20. Pearblossom to Mountain High -- Is this route ok on a Sunday morning?

    Title says it all. My in laws live a few miles outside of Pearblossom and I've been given Sunday morning to do this ride:

    Pearblossom to Mtn High - Los Angeles, CA

    How does that route look...
  21. Sunnyvale to Sierra Rd -- is there a better way?

    I rode from work (Sunnyvale) and the Calaveras/Sierra loop and headed back. 45 mile round trip. I started by making my way over to the Guadalupe River Trail and taking that south until I hit the...
  22. The LBS near my work had them and I picked them...

    The LBS near my work had them and I picked them up about a week ago. I brought my bike to work with me and then realized I left my cycling shoes at home (argh).

    They do the job, but despite the...
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    Black Rd in Los Gatos

    Disclaimer: This may be common knowledge among Santa Cruz mountain regulars.

    If you haven't done this climb, you should put it on your bucket list. I make a yearly trip down to Monterey in the...
  24. Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out. Looks like...

    Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out.

    Looks like another option for me is the House of Pain ride in Danville. I live in the East Bay and weekends are busy, but that might work, too.

    Sonny
  25. Looking for fast evening group rides in the South Bay

    I work in Sunnyvale on Mon, Tue, and Thu and am looking for a fast-paced group ride on one of those nights.

    I've been riding with the Cycletrons at Lawrence Livermore Lab on Fridays at lunch. ...
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