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  1. With Shimano SPDs, use the Multi-Directional...

    With Shimano SPDs, use the Multi-Directional Release cleats, SH-56. My wife loves them as they are easier to unclip as they can release upwards too. The standard ones are SH-51 and only release...
  2. Here is registration link: Marine Corps Base Camp...

    Here is registration link: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton > About > Base Information > Base Access > CampPendletonBikeRouteRequest
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    I see guys do this but more times than not it's a...

    I see guys do this but more times than not it's a very half-hearted u-turn. Looks more like a wobble out of straight line and comes off looking like running a red.
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    Get the 29er. All you need to do is flip the stem...

    Get the 29er. All you need to do is flip the stem so it's in the level position, most come assembled in the upright position on lower-end bikes for comfort/less aggressive riding position. A good...
  5. As mentioned it's carbon. That is a great XC...

    As mentioned it's carbon. That is a great XC frame. I demo'd one and rode it in a race. Nimble, good climbing.
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    Chris, the spot you described is exactly where I...

    Chris, the spot you described is exactly where I was and like to wait whenever possible.
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    A motorist thanked me...

    …for not blocking the righthand turn lane while I waited to go straight. This was on PCH in Newport Beach nonetheless. Cool!
  8. Great info. I thought it was done for good. Let's...

    Great info. I thought it was done for good. Let's show respect when riding there. BTW, a lot of the marines and their families driving around base are wound-up pretty tight due to upcoming...
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    I find that dry lubes or waxes burn off too...

    I find that dry lubes or waxes burn off too quickly. I really like Pro-Gold regular. It doesn't attract dirt and I'm in dusty So Cal--my chains are clean and quiet. Their Extreme lube is a dirt...
  10. Trying to ride a 90s hardtail like a modern...

    Trying to ride a 90s hardtail like a modern full-suspension bike in a XC race, I went OTB and gouged my elbow in the soil. This resulted in a severe anaerobic bacterial infection. 3 courses of IV...
  11. Not to start a debate, lol...Personally, I'm long...

    Not to start a debate, lol...Personally, I'm long done with Speedplays--they are too fickle, requiring perfect meshing with the curve of one's shoes, thin cleat edges that get dinged and make for...
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    Bruised my tailbone

    I'll consult a pro bike fitter regarding this but I thought I'd throw this out here. I recent bruised my tailbone on two 60-63 mile road rides two weeks apart. I mountain biked between those road...
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    Does the Cygolite 350/450 have a feature where...

    Does the Cygolite 350/450 have a feature where the 4 smaller bulbs flash in a erratic order or do they just flash all at the same time?
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    Thanks, all. Good info!

    Thanks, all. Good info!
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    Thanks, I didn't see that one on list…

    Thanks, I didn't see that one on list…
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    Recos for flashing headlight?

    I've seen some very bright, erratic pattern headlights on road bike bars that really get attention. Any brands/models I should consider? I'm currently using a Lezyne Micro Drive Front. It's okay…just...
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    I have a Fizik Aliante Versus on all my bikes and...

    I have a Fizik Aliante Versus on all my bikes and it's been great with my DNA bibs and Voler Forza shorts. I've had a pro bike fit as well. Our team's kit spec'd the PI Elite bibs. I asked them to...
  18. The drivers are the ones who are lit.

    The drivers are the ones who are lit.
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    Which bibs have best chamois?

    I know shorts are a personal fit thing but I'm getting chewed by my Pearl Izumi Elite bibs' chamois on any ride over 25 miles. 75 and 100 miles were agony. I have a pair of DNA bibs that are much...
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    As I posted, the victim's cousin via FB stated...

    As I posted, the victim's cousin via FB stated that she was informed that witnesses saw him texting. News was written before that and/or wasn't privy to that fact.
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    E-bike fatality Newport Beach 8/2

    A relative of the victim shared that witnesses said he was going around 30 mph and texting when he crashed. Texting?!

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beach-675463-police-newport.html

    Update:...
  22. A paved path through Peters would be an eyesore...

    A paved path through Peters would be an eyesore in my opinion.
  23. Carbon Canyon Closure as of 4/25/15 10:30 pm

    Just saw a fwy alert sign while coming home about this closure, confirmed on caltrans/ dot.ca.gov 's site:

    This highway information is the latest reported as of Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 22:31 ....
  24. I just upgraded mine and my wives bikes to 50-34...

    I just upgraded mine and my wives bikes to 50-34 x 11-28 11 spd. and they came with short Ultegra RDs in the group package. 11-28 is the max for short per Shimano. It shifts awesome!
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    Hi Anthony, thanks for the info--got me thinking...

    Hi Anthony, thanks for the info--got me thinking a diff way. I found a good article related to what you said, BikeDynamics - Bike Fitting Specialists - Crank Arm Lengths On that chart, she comes in...
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