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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,913
Posted By Sonoma76

WOw, Haleakala is the second toughest road climb...

WOw, Haleakala is the second toughest road climb in the USA? I did it back in December and had no idea. Grade was never that hard but altitude + sunlight was brutal

Nice job there, you are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sonoma76

I have a Dr's appt next week with a neurologist.

I have a Dr's appt next week with a neurologist.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sonoma76

Brain damaged and discouraged

I crashed my bike on Monday while commuting to work. I was turning left onto the final road and must have had too much speed; my front wheel hit a twig or bump or something, and the next thing I...
06-13-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,964
Posted By Sonoma76

http://www.scvtalk.com/images/specialized/IMG_0484...

http://www.scvtalk.com/images/specialized/IMG_0484.JPG


http://www.scvtalk.com/images/specialized/IMG_0492.JPG

Until today, I only rode road bikes and commuted to work. But I needed to keep up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 09:37 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 08:39 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Sonoma76

It's called the Delta Truss frame ...

It's called the Delta Truss frame

http://www.delta7bikes.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,008
Posted By Sonoma76

Basically, I have ruined any chance at a successful relationship with four LBS

Dear Local Bike Shops:

Our relationship has hit a rough patch. I appreciate what you do for me, the community, and for cycling in the area, but you seriously have to cut back on the guilt trips....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,599
Posted By Sonoma76

Exactly the frame I remember lusting after as a...

Exactly the frame I remember lusting after as a boy, except I liked the white ones. Kestrel was the s*** back then!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Sonoma76

I bought the $30 Nashbar bib shorts. They are so...

I bought the $30 Nashbar bib shorts. They are so cheap...the stitching on them is awful.

And yet they are most comfortable pair of shorts I own. Better than my $100 performance shorts. My man...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Sonoma76

My bikes are not rideable and I'm a terrible wrench, so here's some Crit pictures

I took this weekend in Santa Clarita CA:

http://scvtalk.com/images/crit/IMG_5189.JPG

http://scvtalk.com/images/crit/IMG_5137.JPG

http://scvtalk.com/images/crit/IMG_5144.JPG
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,617
Posted By Sonoma76

++++ This. I did it in December on a C-Dale...

++++ This.

I did it in December on a C-Dale compact double. The grade isn't really that hard, but the switchbacks are endless. THe thing that really got me though was the sunlight, the cold, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,869
Posted By Sonoma76

The more expensive helmets also weigh less. ...

The more expensive helmets also weigh less.

I just broke my $230 Ionos yesterday when I crashed. Sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sonoma76

Humiliated after crashing

I've been road cycling for two years and have probably 8,000 miles on my two bikes. I've ridden on beautiful rustic highways, climbed Mt. Haleakala in Maui, toured crowded PCH from LA to Ventura,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By Sonoma76

Check to see if the pedals have a...

Check to see if the pedals have a tightening/loosening mechanism. If they don't, no biggie, the pedals will break in after a time.

Other than that, know this: You will fall. Everyone falls. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,239
Posted By Sonoma76

Alright cool. Consensus seems to be that I...

Alright cool. Consensus seems to be that I littered. My conscience was right. I'm glad I went back and picked it up.

That said, I will pay the "Don't Litter!" message forward by delivering a swift...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,923
Posted By Sonoma76

2007 Jamis Quest I got as NOS in 2008. 2000 miles...

2007 Jamis Quest I got as NOS in 2008. 2000 miles later I've had zero issues. Bike came with almost full 105, FSA compact crank, Mavic Aksium wheels and Ritchey everything else. The best part? I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By Sonoma76

Awesome vid. I was just there in December. I did...

Awesome vid. I was just there in December. I did half the West Maui loop (ran out of food and called wife), I rode from Kannapali to Wailea, and I summited Haleakala. Best cycling of my life.

Nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,239
Posted By Sonoma76

Did I litter?

During the Tour de Palm Springs (largest charity ride in the West, 10,000 strong) I carelessly tossed an apple core in the desert while on a break on the side of the road.

A passing cyclist yelled...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By Sonoma76

Welcome to the TiClub! Like you I thought I'd...

Welcome to the TiClub! Like you I thought I'd never be able to afford it. But I got a NOS Seven that was custom made for a buyer about my size who backed out of the deal. I got a brand new Seven for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 682,765
Posted By Sonoma76

My Seven ...

My Seven
http://scvtalk.com/images/bestbike/2009-12-05%2014.26.06.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,809
Posted By Sonoma76

and fleeing back to Caracas

and fleeing back to Caracas
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,809
Posted By Sonoma76

He appears to be a minor celebrity, plays...

He appears to be a minor celebrity, plays acoustic guitars. There are interviews of him on YouTube. Interesting that the arrest report says he resisted officers.

EDIT

Miami paper says he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,809
Posted By Sonoma76

He looks like a ******bag who belongs on Jersey...

He looks like a ******bag who belongs on Jersey Shore. I hope he rots in jail, just like Marco Valencia, the 20 year old 3-time DUI driver who killed a local club rider in my area last July.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,809
Posted By Sonoma76

I think I'll use my day off work to get life...

I think I'll use my day off work to get life insurance. This could happen to any of us any time we're on the road
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,731
Posted By Sonoma76

Great story! I've ridden that stretch of PCH...

Great story!

I've ridden that stretch of PCH and if I wasn't so worried about what everyone thought, I'd have a big mirror on the handlebar too. DZ just says all you haterz suck my balls
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,287
Posted By Sonoma76

Well damn you got me on those! Is Enigma made in...

Well damn you got me on those! Is Enigma made in the UK?

I'm a loyal Cycling Plus reader. Wife buys me a subscription for my birthday every year, and hence I see all the nice ads for bikes I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Sonoma76

75 here today too. Two hours on the bike....

75 here today too. Two hours on the bike. Yesterday it was the same. 4 hours on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,287
Posted By Sonoma76

I really like the sabbath bikes. In fact all...

I really like the sabbath bikes. In fact all those UK boutique manufacturers ooze quality and style - van nicholas, sabbath and enigma.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sonoma76

Thanks! I do have a shot of me standing in...

Thanks!

I do have a shot of me standing in front of the bike with the sign in the background. Pity I didn't think of your shot.

The sun is intense at these altitudes. I was almost entirely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sonoma76

Climbed Haleakala in Maui yesterday

What a....memorable and painful experience. I don't often describe my own rides as 'epic' but I think this one deserves the title.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,229
Posted By Sonoma76

I've done 53 on my Ti Seven and felt as...

I've done 53 on my Ti Seven and felt as comfortable as when I'm doing 25. I think if you have confidence in your bike, the road, the weather, and yourself, there is no "too fast."

That said I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,133
Posted By Sonoma76

Wife on her way into the mountains ...

Wife on her way into the mountains
http://www.scvtalk.com/images/2009/304.JPG

Wife and I on a break
http://www.scvtalk.com/images/2009/325.JPG

http://www.scvtalk.com/images/2009/IMG_0771.JPG...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,287
Posted By Sonoma76

I Heart my ...

I Heart my

http://www.scvtalk.com/images/bestbike/2009-12-05 14.26.06.jpg

She may not be the fastest, but I have a great time getting there. Like a BMW Touring coupe next to a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sonoma76

Unknown year, measurements that don't make sense,...

Unknown year, measurements that don't make sense, plus a seat post jammed all the way down- I'd think it's probably stolen, but if it feels okay to you, I'd offer $1500 and see if she takes it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,636
Posted By Sonoma76

The more clicks you have to do to get to where...

The more clicks you have to do to get to where you want to go, the more ads load. That's the point.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Sonoma76

There's actually a lot of riding in Maui, which...

There's actually a lot of riding in Maui, which is why I wanted it for more than just one day.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Sonoma76

Renting a bike costs almost as much as renting a car in Maui

So I feel like I'm finally fit enough to tackle the famous sea level-to-the-summit of Haleakala ride in Maui. Wife and I are going there on vacation next month (she's bringing mother in law) so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 109,897
Posted By Sonoma76

http://scvtalk.com/images/bestbike/325.JPG Bike...

http://scvtalk.com/images/bestbike/325.JPG
Bike tour to Ventura CA with my wife

http://scvtalk.com/images/bestbike/IMG_0984.JPG
Tour de Palm Springs
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,358
Posted By Sonoma76

+++ nice work but why the Trek logos? ...

+++ nice work but why the Trek logos?

Anyway enjoy
11-14-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By Sonoma76

One I like is in the Santa Clarita area. San...

One I like is in the Santa Clarita area. San Francisquito Road up to Spunky Canyon, then down Bouquet Canyon. 40+ miles give or take, but you can extend it by continuing past Spunky.

Also, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,273
Posted By Sonoma76

Boy did you nail it. I got back into bike...

Boy did you nail it.

I got back into bike riding about two years ago and my first purchase was, what else, a Trek 700c hybrid with a front suspension fork.

Realizing how Freddish I was and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,182
Posted By Sonoma76

Jamis Quest is better than both those bikes and...

Jamis Quest is better than both those bikes and looks much better too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,287
Posted By Sonoma76

What a contrast in handlebar height: ...

What a contrast in handlebar height:

http://www.angrysaki.com/upload/IMG_2074x.jpg

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=124569&stc=1&d=1257816760
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,840
Posted By Sonoma76

Approaching a stop light, glanced over my left...

Approaching a stop light, glanced over my left shoulder in order to merge into left turn lane, spent a little too long looking and face planted on the back of a late 90s camry driven by a little old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,488
Posted By Sonoma76

uhh, it's easier to remove a wheel with a disk...

uhh, it's easier to remove a wheel with a disk brake. At least it was for me on a bike with Avid BB7s

I think there are several reasons: 1) weight, 2) needless complexity, 3) regular brakes work...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Sonoma76

Shoe Dilemma

I love riding with clipless SPD pedals on my road/commuter bike to work.

But walking around in SPD shoes for more than a few minutes makes my left thigh ache like crazy.

But I hate bringing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Sonoma76

I Heart my Seven Alaris When I was in the...

I Heart my Seven Alaris

When I was in the market, Seven had the most comprehensive fit questionnaire. Really specific stuff. LBS gave me a free fit based on their guide and helped me figure it all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sonoma76

I think your problem started when you got a CF...

I think your problem started when you got a CF bike rather than a Titanium one. ;)

But seriously, I hope it gets resolved to your satisfaction. I really like those Look frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By Sonoma76

I don't understand black jerseys but that's...

I don't understand black jerseys but that's because I often ride in 100 degree heat. Wearing black outside is an awful idea on days like that.
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