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05-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By calamarichris

Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter...

Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter TOOL driving all the way up to LA from Carlsbad, then spending 3 hours and $180 so that Nate could shift my saddle down and forward about 1cm, and...
11-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By calamarichris

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant....

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant. If you're positive it's coming from the stem/bars, I'd remove the handlebar clamp bolts one at a time and clean time, then with the stem loose,...
11-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,582
Posted By calamarichris

Good to have a friend to keep you company through...

Good to have a friend to keep you company through the Coronapocalypse. <3
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11-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By calamarichris

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D ...

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D

This is my rifle, this is my gun! This is my Gran Criterium (since 1988!) If you are bored, here is our story. ...
11-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By calamarichris

Not too shabby. :) Here's a shot of the bike...

Not too shabby. :)

Here's a shot of the bike I just took with the new Sante cranks installed. The pedal threads don't go all the way through the crank arms, so I have to stick with the old vintage...
11-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look...

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look interesting indeed. Any idea where they're made? (I've boycotted a certain country.)

Was also considering these IRD Cadence Aeros...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 82,625
Posted By calamarichris

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles,...

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles, which is the longest ride I've managed since June.
Either I had undiagnosed Covid back in Late Feb, or I'm just too goddam fat to take a full breath...
10-15-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, no. 1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just...

Alas, no.
1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just up the hill from my home
2 - Kate Sessions Park (we've become park aficionados since I got furloughed, and I've proud to say I've picked up nearly a...
10-15-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,792
Posted By calamarichris

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a...

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a deserted PCH early on a Tuesday morning or rush-hour in OC, every ride with my little Biscuitbutt is like the last precious breath in my airhose.
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09-20-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 82,625
Posted By calamarichris

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one...

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one water bottle used to get me through 25 miles on my way to another 75.
Pretty discouraged. Trying to burn off my quarantine-fifteen, and it seems...
09-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 82,625
Posted By calamarichris

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave...

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave Carlsbad. Got an early start, but still didn't beat the heat or the holiday traffic. PCH was a madhouse of texting drivers darting for parking spots at...
08-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,309
Posted By calamarichris

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart...

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart in these dark times.

Me circa 1972 in a Georgia trailerpark, just outside of Fort Stewart....
08-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,815
Posted By calamarichris

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very...

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very good. But didn't she speak Latin in reverse in the book? Haven't seen it since I was in my low-teens (30 years ago) and it made a lot more sense now.
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08-01-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 82,625
Posted By calamarichris

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back...

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back on this windy, humid day. The sea breezes were cool, but the traffic was nuts. At least the Saharizona tourists aren't flying the Confederate flag this...
05-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By calamarichris

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a...

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a mountainbike with a triple.

About 10 years ago, (in the middle of my powermeter honeymoon) I couldn't believe how easily I was FLYING up GMR/GRR....
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By calamarichris

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're...

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're within the letter of the order. I was feeling guilty on my two road ridesI'm caffeinating up right now and getting ready for a PCH cruise and the weather...
04-03-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,599
Posted By calamarichris

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in....

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in. I've got twin bikes, both with Alfine-11 internal gear hubs; one has the Gates carbon drive, the other a standard chain.

~The Gates belt is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By calamarichris

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike...

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike fitter's room after 2.5 hours and minus $180. The fitter (Nate Loyal in Santa Monica) only shifted my seat a little under a cm up and forward, and my...
08-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 82,625
Posted By calamarichris

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and...

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and Greg: the scenic route from Carlsbad to downtown SD, then took the train back. My first ride on the new Stuttgart Merckx (stiff SLX frame + 36-spoke...
07-14-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,439
Posted By calamarichris

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and...

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and drive them home, if that's an option. Either that, or encourage them (while they're sober) to take an uber or other option. With Uber and Lyft, there's...
07-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,385
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on...

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on the mountain. Pity there weren't more riders out to enjoy the cool weather and voluptuous road.
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06-16-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,488
Posted By calamarichris

Good work. I've always believed a man without...

Good work. I've always believed a man without scars is a sad, sorry animal.
Just broke my femur a year and a half ago, preparing for BWR. Snapped the ball off the bone right before it joints into...
04-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 28,056
Posted By calamarichris

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and...

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and for the cycling magazines. :(

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03-26-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,586
Posted By calamarichris

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84....

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84. I've owned it since 1988, it was my racer and primary transport during my 3 years in the South of Holland, and it's been to Cyclart twice in it's...
03-26-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,891
Posted By calamarichris

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road...

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road trip from California to visit North Dakota relatives. Mom asleep, sis asleep in the back of the truck with me, Dad bored & staring ahead at the empty,...
02-19-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 30,302
Posted By calamarichris

Not sure on the year of this Schwinn Voyageur...

Not sure on the year of this Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 (anyone know? All chrome?), but it was my first road bike. This was the 1986 USTS Triathlon in Solana Beach, near where I live now.
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02-12-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,799
Posted By calamarichris

Nothing sweet than a high-miles dog. There's no...

Nothing sweet than a high-miles dog. There's no such thing as a spoiled dog, but that doesn't excuse us hairless upright primates from at least trying.
02-01-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,000
Posted By calamarichris

How heavy is your dog now? If you can find a...

How heavy is your dog now? If you can find a Globe Live 2 or Live 3, that makes a pretty excellent dog bike. The max listed weight is 20kg, which is almost exactly 45 pounds, but I've seen the...
01-10-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,328
Posted By calamarichris

I actually experienced the reverse when standing...

I actually experienced the reverse when standing with these wider cranks. One thing I've been incorporating in my focus when training is dynamically and fluidly bracing one pedal against the other...
12-31-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 479,954
Posted By calamarichris

Not as hardcore as some of the amazing machines...

Not as hardcore as some of the amazing machines in this thread, but here's my latest dog chariot: a 2010 Globe Live 2, which I bought for my father and his dog, but he never used it and regifted it...
08-20-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,551
Posted By calamarichris

Two words: Steampunk girls. ...

Two words: Steampunk girls.

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If I could find a bronze boneshaker, I'd probably get it.
09-29-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,806
Posted By calamarichris

The problem with completely upright is ALL of...

The problem with completely upright is ALL of your weight is on your junk.
Add to this the fact that our spines are a row of pointy bones with little silly-putty pillows between each which must...
02-04-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,863
Posted By calamarichris

Why don't you post it in here? :) This thread has...

Why don't you post it in here? :) This thread has whet my appetite for a train ride north on a 3-day weekend and I'd like to hear more insights too. (Just because I've ridden those stretches doesn't...
02-03-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,863
Posted By calamarichris

It's entirely doable, but it does get a little...

It's entirely doable, but it does get a little ugly in some spots, like Hwy 1 just before Santa Monica. (Unless someone can chime in here with an alternate route.) But you can always plan your trip...
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