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    I've ridden the Mt. Tam Double twice and it is...

    I've ridden the Mt. Tam Double twice and it is not an easy double at all. My most painful memory is Coleman Road; several false summits and 17% with a lot of miles and feet of climbing already on...
  2. I wouldn't know a "mum" if I saw one and wouldn't...

    I wouldn't know a "mum" if I saw one and wouldn't go to a food store looking for flowers in any case.

    Regarding Autumn and the onset of winter, as noted by Southern California members above, it...
  3. Back in the mid-70's, when I worked at Bikecology...

    Back in the mid-70's, when I worked at Bikecology mail order, I saw our landed cost on a water bottle (imported from Italy at that time) was 11 cents. Yes, .11 cents.

    Of course, everything...
  4. Thanks Vic, But we blew by you because we had...

    Thanks Vic, But we blew by you because we had four riders. If you had Steve x 4 you would have been faster by far.

    Plus, Team WhoKnew would have been right with us if their support truck (which...
  5. 402156Here is a photo of the 70+ Team (riders and...

    402156Here is a photo of the 70+ Team (riders and crew) before the start of the HooDoo 500 (which is really 520 miles). Click to enlarge.

    Left to Right: Me (Rick) crew, riders David, Reve, Jim and...
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    I'm not sure I understand the question either...

    I'm not sure I understand the question either (and wouldn't know a Burke Gillman if it weren't for mrodgers having looked it up!), but I ride about 200 miles a week, usually a bit over.

    A typical...
  7. I was on the crew of the 70+ team and Victor...

    I was on the crew of the 70+ team and Victor (Biker395) did us a huge favor by calling in our location and rider time through that checkpoint to Deb at HooDoo Race Central. Vic's descrition of the...
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    I did a single speed conversion for my wife and a...

    I did a single speed conversion for my wife and a fixed gear conversion for myself and both are relatively easy to do (or un-do if you decide you don't like single-gear riding of either type).

    So...
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    Volosong, I actually live in Whittier and my...

    Volosong, I actually live in Whittier and my guess in terms of a long drop, fairly straight road with good pavement would be Colima; either side off the Colima Summit between Camino Del Sur on one...
  10. When I first moved out to California in '95 I had...

    When I first moved out to California in '95 I had to make that choice (other bikes were shipped out a couple months later) and I picked my Mercian Vincitore which is exactly the kind of bike you...
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    My kit is sold under the "Energizer" brand name....

    My kit is sold under the "Energizer" brand name. The model is called, "energy to go." It comes with a battery that you can charge via USB, car-charger or normal 110, plus it has four different plugs...
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    I had a similar Garmin issue yesterday on a 175...

    I had a similar Garmin issue yesterday on a 175 mile training ride. Forgot to bring my Garmin re-Charger so it ran out of battery and went blank at mile 148.7 :( !

    Bike Ride Profile | Anaheim to...
  13. As bad as it was, it could easily have been a lot...

    As bad as it was, it could easily have been a lot worse!

    Big picture though, you did the right thing (ditch landing much softer than grill of pick-up!) and the driver did the right thing in...
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    True Dwight, June Lake, Sage Hen, Mono Lake,...

    True Dwight,

    June Lake, Sage Hen, Mono Lake, Paradise, Crowley Lake, Mammoth Scenic Loop, so many amazing vistas on the Eastern Sierra Double!

    Rick / OCRR
  15. I'm not retired (yet) either (64 yr. old) but I...

    I'm not retired (yet) either (64 yr. old) but I have found a way to fit in cycling around other aspects/demands of my life.

    Mon./Wed./Fri. I ride to work and back. Not huge miles (17 round trip)...
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    Thank you az_cyclist, Very good videos and an...

    Thank you az_cyclist, Very good videos and an accurate depiction of the brutality of climbing Potrero.

    I watched all of both videos and it really brought that day (Grand Tour Highland Double...
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    Please advise a link to your Potrero video so...

    Please advise a link to your Potrero video so other 50+ forumites call experience (virtually) what we did (but without the pain) while on that beautiful climb.

    Rick / OCRR
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    Great Video Scott, I remember that bit from the...

    Great Video Scott, I remember that bit from the final steep slog to the summit of Diablo on the Devil Mountain Double Century! Hurts so good . . . :)

    Rick / OCRR
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    For me, the "getting ready to ride" ritual varies...

    For me, the "getting ready to ride" ritual varies dramatically with the type of ride.

    On my usual commute to work it's so quick and easy I don't even have to think about it.

    On club rides...
  20. Sorry, I won't be there this year but I'm sure...

    Sorry, I won't be there this year but I'm sure the Bull Shifters will have an excellent ride!

    Rick / OCRR
  21. Volosong, You will be happy to know that the...

    Volosong,

    You will be happy to know that the Channel Islands Club, the ones that put on the Cool Breeze, have gotten their act together well and now there is plenty of food for the double metric...
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    My descending skills improved dramatically when I...

    My descending skills improved dramatically when I moved from Missouri to Caiifornia 20 years ago and started riding the big mountains out here!

    Rick / OCRR
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    While I am, technically, a grandfather (my son...

    While I am, technically, a grandfather (my son and his wife have 3 sons) I still have a hard time wrapping my head around that fact, i.e. that "label" of grandfather.

    So maybe I need that shirt...
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    Thankfully I can do lots of rides close to home...

    Thankfully I can do lots of rides close to home without ever doing the same ride twice. There are so many variations in the Whittier Hills, Hacienda Heights, Puente Hills, Rowland Heights and Brea...
  25. I find it really helps me see how much effort I'm...

    I find it really helps me see how much effort I'm putting out since I have trouble sensing zones, which most riders seem to find easy to do.

    It was set (based on my age) zt a 160 max, with an...
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