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    Yeah, I agree, and in truth I barely budged...

    Yeah, I agree, and in truth I barely budged because I knew it was a risk. It was just a reflex to want to move because the guys on my left were so dang close, although that part didn't bother me. ...
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    Unsafe peloton on La Tuna Canyon

    To the a-hole peloton who buzzed me on both sides on La Tuna Canyon around 11:30 this morning, that's a great way to cause a massive accident. Pass on the left next time. When the first guys came...
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    I ended up doing something similar. I got a...

    I ended up doing something similar. I got a Mophie Powerstation Mini and a 1 ft cord with a left angle micro usb plug, and it fit very neatly with my Android in my top tube bag. Its 2500mAh is good...
  4. Yup. Where will you be?

    Yup. Where will you be?
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    Just to throw a coda on this, I thought I'd...

    Just to throw a coda on this, I thought I'd mention that I ended up getting CatEye's Strada Digital Wireless. I got the version with cadence, but skipped the heart monitor. I'm using Strava's app...
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    Great info, everybody. This has been super...

    Great info, everybody. This has been super informative, so thank you. It sounds like there isn't really an easy GPS option with the features I want and the battery life I need, so I think I'm just...
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    Garmin for double century?

    Hey all. I've been thinking about getting a Garmin, or some other GPS computer, but I'm concerned about battery life. I ride double centuries now and then, so I need something that I can be...
  8. Oh yeah, for sure. I did Solvang Fall later that...

    Oh yeah, for sure. I did Solvang Fall later that year, and the Grand Tour a bunch of times. I'm slow, but I'm hooked.
  9. The one time I did Solvang Spring (in 2011), it...

    The one time I did Solvang Spring (in 2011), it rained for something like 130-140 miles. Despite being an easier course, it was the most miserable cycling experience I've ever had. By the end, I...
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    Yes! Last October, I saw a ram on that closed...

    Yes! Last October, I saw a ram on that closed stretch, just tooling around what looked like a nearly vertical cliff face about thirty (40? 50?) feet above the road. Never seen one in these...
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    Yeah, recently I saw a doberman-looking thing up...

    Yeah, recently I saw a doberman-looking thing up on the ridge lining the canyon that sounded liked it wanted nothing more out of life than to sprout wings, fly down and rip me to shreds. It paced me...
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    What kind of dogs? This sounds like a...

    What kind of dogs?

    This sounds like a different location, but I have seen dogs on Little T. In particular, shortly before the short bridge before the wildlife waystation, I've seen a pitbull off...
  13. I've been using Cytomax for years, which I like,...

    I've been using Cytomax for years, which I like, and have only used Heed twice, both times because that's what PlanetUltra offered at their double centuries. Both times, Heed gave me massive...
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    Solvang double on Saturday. Sleep on Sunday.

    Solvang double on Saturday. Sleep on Sunday.
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    Here's the incredibly unscientific, uninformed basis for my concern...

    A) My cell phone is dead as Dillinger up in those mountains.

    B) I once overheard somebody who works up in said mountains...
  16. Yeah, I should get a GPS, but I've been lagging...

    Yeah, I should get a GPS, but I've been lagging on that, partially because I'm not totally confident that it'll get a signal up in the mountains where I ride. If the Trion had really impressed me, I...
  17. A (not so) funny thing about the Cygolite Trion...

    I took some new lights out for a test ride last night. I mounted Cygolite's Trion to the left of the stem, and a P-Rocket Cree XP-G R5 450 from ShiningBeam to the right of my wireless Cateye. ...
  18. That sounds like a great ride, jmX. I have yet...

    That sounds like a great ride, jmX. I have yet to tackle GMR.

    I went up 39 yesterday myself. Started in Sunland, worked my way out to Azusa, then all the way up 39 to Angeles Crest. Even though...
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    Just got back from doing Herb's Latigo route. ...

    Just got back from doing Herb's Latigo route. That was awesome. I came THIS CLOSE to wiping out on the Decker descent, but held it together. Stopped at the fire station in Lake Sherwood for water...
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    This is all awesome info and suggestions. Herb,...

    This is all awesome info and suggestions. Herb, I wish I was available Saturday to tag along, but maybe some other time soon. When you do that route from the valley, is that just a big shopping...
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    Malibu Hills Route Advice?

    Other than Potrero and the Pepperdine-to-Oxnard stretch of PCH, I'm not very familiar with the cyclability (warning: not a word) of the Malibu hills. I want to change that, and I'm hoping some folks...
  22. For what it's worth, I'm changing my mind on the...

    For what it's worth, I'm changing my mind on the Halo. I bought mine in October, so this is my first Summer with it, and it's just not getting it done. It's probably okay on the flats with a...
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    I'm going to run this on a loop in my headphones...

    I'm going to run this on a loop in my headphones from now on. Also gonna change my name to Johnny for maximum inspiration.
  24. I have a halo of the stretchy headband variety. ...

    I have a halo of the stretchy headband variety. It is not a cap and doesn't involve tying, although it does tend to leave a nice indentation on my forehead for the remainder of the day. Other than...
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    Where exactly is the spring? Any photos,...

    Where exactly is the spring? Any photos, landmarks, mileages?
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