Got back from spending a week in and around San Diego. Downtown was sweet, upper city was okay, Poway ruled, Cleveland Natnl. Forest ruled. I took some pics. It's instant gram but it should show up in all browsers with good viewing capabilities. Didn't have to camp out, my budget allowed hotels every night which was safe enough for me, though the weight in my backpack of all the gear made riding uphill and in headwinds suck hard. Didn't expect the downhills to be so snakey in some parts, brakeless track in such conditions means insane back pedaling. It was a fun build and setup to ride otherwise, long stretches and straight hills were fun to bomb, minimal skidding, lots of highway miles.
I will be buying a road bike after this, preferably an early to mid 90s aluminum like Cannondale or the sorts. Any leads appreciated.
Southwest airlines was super friendly for bike travel, and cheap on the oversize fee, which was unavoidable. Might get a free flight out of it too with the delays and errors they had but oh well, they were good to me as a cyclist yet.
Oh and I unintentionally and unknowingly met user Scrodzilla, made a fool out of myself by being unknowledgeable and awkward, and bought a heavy tool that was about 5 or 6 times the price I was expecting it to be from his shop! All in all it was okay and I was satisfied!
Didn't get to meet Richie from Mash (who owns Brooklyn Bikes) the place was shut down for maintenance and I was sad. Poway had a near bike shop. They sold me a new bb and a cool hat. Hey have some good group rides there as well but I made my way to the mountains rather than join the gang.
nice pics. which iPhone are you using? Much editing afterwards? You went on a week tour with that pack on your back? And on a fixie. Ahhhh, to be young again…LOL
Aha! Thank you. It wasn't a comfortable choice. It helped my muscles a fair bit though and hardened me up for any further riding. I am using an iPhone 5, good megapixels, not as good as say a 12 MP+ DSLR or the ever lovable film quality. I did a little digital post production with instagrams features (brightness, contrast, tilt/shift for some, warmth, saturation, and other tonal aspects.) it's fun to make the images look like they would to the naked eye, field depth and focusing and balance of sunlight bouncing off of things, or lack thereof.