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03-15-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By TGT1

Check here MTB Project | Mountain Bike Trail...

Check here

MTB Project | Mountain Bike Trail Maps (https://www.mtbproject.com/)
02-19-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By TGT1

Crystal Lake. The climb makes it the best burger...

Crystal Lake. The climb makes it the best burger ever, even if it's just because the tank is approaching empty at that point.

Proprietor is an interesting character and conversationalist.

And...
02-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By TGT1

Don't know about the bike pass, but to work on...

Don't know about the bike pass, but to work on the base a DL and SS card work or a "Real ID" DL.

The rules seem to change with each incoming CO though.
01-25-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

From the water tank at the end of E Skyline to...

From the water tank at the end of E Skyline to The TV station at Punta Del Este is decent dirt road. It starts out from the tank a bit loose, but gets much better after a few hundred yards. Even up...
01-25-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

Came down from Skyline once that way. That will...

Came down from Skyline once that way. That will avoid the worst section of Skyline and would be doable on 28's
01-24-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

From where you stopped on Skyline, you can...

From where you stopped on Skyline, you can continue up Skyline trail and end up at Hacienda at the stoplight at the crest. Hit the crosswalk button so the light turns red and bomb down Hacienda.
...
01-17-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,941
Posted By TGT1

This! Summer Judo lessons as an elementary...

This!
Summer Judo lessons as an elementary school kid for sure saved me from multiple broken bones, and not just on the bike.

50+is a little late to start learning by getting thrown around...
01-16-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

Thanks I've descended the Hacienda side from...

Thanks

I've descended the Hacienda side from the top once and really liked it.

Popped out at the road head from the ridge trail a couple of years ago after a traverse of the range. There was a...
01-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

Which is your preferred way for Turnbull? ...

Which is your preferred way for Turnbull? Ascending from the Whittier side or the H. Heights side?

Thinking of adding that stretch to the rotation and can access it either way easily.
12-26-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,807
Posted By TGT1

Been using the "élite" version for years now. It...

Been using the "élite" version for years now. It keeps improving. I have absolutely no complaints about the cycling functionality. The other thing I like is that you keep the data as private as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,077
Posted By TGT1

SPD-SL Red. The knees don't like float.

SPD-SL Red.

The knees don't like float.
12-26-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By TGT1

I've used it with Cyclemeter for hiking, rock...

I've used it with Cyclemeter for hiking, rock climbing and even sleep monitoring. The HR function works just fine for all. I have had to replace a Tickr when they became wildly inaccurate after a...
12-07-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By TGT1

No, I'm old enough to have seen this kind of...

No, I'm old enough to have seen this kind of stupidity before.

A 0,125 micron virus will not be stopped by anything other than a properly fitted industrial or military grade mask.
wearing a paper...
12-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By TGT1

Masks are about as useful as a chain link fence...

Masks are about as useful as a chain link fence is in stopping mosquitos.

Have there been massive fatal outbreaks in cycling clubs, or do you just want to get your Karen on?
11-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By TGT1

52-36 is kinda odd for a CX bike. 46/36 is the...

52-36 is kinda odd for a CX bike. 46/36 is the normal CX setup.

I'm running a SRAM 2X10 medium cage with a 48/34 FSA front and a 34 -11 Shimano MTB cassette. You'll need to shorten the chain a few...
11-06-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,656
Posted By TGT1

There have been a lot of great rides listed here,...

There have been a lot of great rides listed here, a few I may actually get on, but the whole premise is a bit off.

These are all great rides and achievements that are worth savoring,...
11-06-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

I haven't decided if he makes the best burger in...

I haven't decided if he makes the best burger in SoCal or if the tank is just so empty that it seems that way!
11-01-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

Did the "ride yer age" BD ride yesterday. All...

Did the "ride yer age" BD ride yesterday. All flat. Up to Santa Fe Dam, over to Peck Park and down to Seal Beach. Then back to SF dam and home. Managed a 15mph average for the requisite 70 miles...
10-31-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By TGT1

Rode up the SGRT from Santa Fe Dam to the bridge...

Rode up the SGRT from Santa Fe Dam to the bridge and then over to Peck Park to Whittier Narrows and then down the SGRT to the beach and back to Santa Fe as the "ride yer age" BD ride. (70 mi but did...
08-03-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By TGT1

I had the "nipple pimple" problem with one...

I had the "nipple pimple" problem with one particular rim/tire width combination and solved it by using a layer of Shwalbe Mylar high pressure rim tape and then putting the Vellox back on over it.
...
07-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,350
Posted By TGT1

Had a Mazda truck in the 70's with a Perkins...

Had a Mazda truck in the 70's with a Perkins (licensed built in Japan) diesel engine. Whitworth bolts with metric heads.

Glad I never misplaced a bolt!
07-25-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By TGT1

You'll b going so slow on the way up that it...

You'll b going so slow on the way up that it won't make any difference.

On the way down the vibration may keep your brake hands from cramping.
07-09-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,350
Posted By TGT1

Don't know about the modern ones since my time...

Don't know about the modern ones since my time working on them was in the 70's but the R-50 to R69S series required a torch and temperature crayons to get the shrink fit case parts apart and back...
07-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By TGT1

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ditto The CCPlague has...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ditto

The CCPlague has made it hard to predict which parks pee stops will be open though.
06-28-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

The worst combination is a south facing long...

The worst combination is a south facing long steep slope with a 3-5 mph tailwind so you get absolutely no cooling. BT DT! on the way to Crystal Lake.

40 mi loop around the east SGV with 3000' of...
06-12-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

Went up San Dimas Canyon road to the gate today...

Went up San Dimas Canyon road to the gate today as part of a 30mi loop, Too bad you can't continue on to GMR. I'd put the fat tires back on just for that! Two supposedly "endangered" yellow leg...
05-28-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

Rode down a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday...

Rode down a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday from above Whittier Narrows. The bum count was way lower than normal, but there was one with his tent pitched under the 60, half way into the path. It...
05-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,285
Posted By TGT1

I checked some SRAM 10Sp links (labeled non...

I checked some SRAM 10Sp links (labeled non reusable) against a KMC reusable one once with a machinists loupe with scale and could find nothing that would not indicate that they are identical in all...
05-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

Yeah, but it's a pain if you are using the trail...

Yeah, but it's a pain if you are using the trail for access to 39 from out in the flats. It's also a pain that all the park restrooms are closed. Complicates long route selections.
05-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

There was a bum passed out in his tent, on the...

There was a bum passed out in his tent, on the bike path under the 60 freeway last weekend.. Higher than normal traffic between the golf course and Santa Fe Dam. Probably because the park is...
03-26-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TGT1

Keep in mind that it is illegal for a bike to go...

Keep in mind that it is illegal for a bike to go anywhere in the park that a car can't legally go. They enforce it vigorously so stick to the roads.
03-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TGT1

We've left a car at the vacant lot behind Coyote...

We've left a car at the vacant lot behind Coyote Corner for years to car pool into the park to rock climb with no incidents.

That will add a few miles and a few hundred feet to get to the park,...
03-22-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TGT1

West entrance to Keys view and back would be epic...

West entrance to Keys view and back would be epic with no cars.
01-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By TGT1

Multitool has a spoke wrench and I do carry a...

Multitool has a spoke wrench and I do carry a minipump.

The pump works best for the original inflation and finding the source of a puncture. The CO2 means you wont be there all afternoon.
01-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By TGT1

I'll second that opinion. I've driven that...

I'll second that opinion.

I've driven that road hundreds of times and have no desire to do it either way on a bike.

GRR/GMR also puts me closer to home without the boring flat run back...
12-30-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By TGT1

Almost all of my rides are solo and long so...

Almost all of my rides are solo and long so there's really nothing extra I take up GMR. Minipump, Multitool with chain breaker, Tire levers, Spare tube, Patch kit, money, small pocket knife, CO2,...
10-16-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,539
Posted By TGT1

"https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/118448709...

"https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1184487099929681920"

Welcome to the reaction to the "cancel culture"
09-07-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 68,954
Posted By TGT1

The overwhelming majority of those choosing to...

The overwhelming majority of those choosing to live this lifestyle are addicts.

The end effect of decriminalizing addiction is that you can't force someone into treatment. Another "liberal"...
08-20-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

The trail isn't dangerous, there are only a half...

The trail isn't dangerous, there are only a half dozen blind spots in the entire length. Those blind spots for some reason are where every large group calls a halt?

The clubs that use it as their...
06-27-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,673
Posted By TGT1

Uranium in the water isn't unheard of. We've had...

Uranium in the water isn't unheard of. We've had several requests for uranium removal systems over the years, mostly in San Diego county Indian reservations.

Arsenic is a ubiquitous contaminant...
06-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,471
Posted By TGT1

Well, Looks like you've cured any titanium...

Well, Looks like you've cured any titanium deficiency!
06-13-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

Last Sunday there were county removal notices at...

Last Sunday there were county removal notices at the camp under the 10 freeway and the Valley Blvd bunch seems to have been evicted.

There was also a crazy sitting cross legged staring at his...
06-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,344
Posted By TGT1

Two weeks ago Sunday about noon there was a...

Two weeks ago Sunday about noon there was a madman (probably a paranoid schizophrenic off his meds) yelling at everyone at the shady spot across from the dam.

Aliens were out to get him, ...
05-23-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,487
Posted By TGT1

That seems to be the typical wind pattern there,...

That seems to be the typical wind pattern there, but the real pain in the butt are the expansion joints every fifteen feet or so.
01-12-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By TGT1

Hoya now owns the AO safety line. Lots of...

Hoya now owns the AO safety line. Lots of choices there $165 flat rate

Hoya Safety Rx (http://www.hoyavision.com.ar/safetyrx/)
01-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By TGT1

Sore muscles =good sore joints =bad Mix...

Sore muscles =good

sore joints =bad

Mix it up on "rest" days. Active rest!

go for a walk, hike etc,
01-01-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By TGT1

Just proved my point! Pedal faster, go...

Just proved my point!

Pedal faster, go faster.

Concentrating on pedaling circles will lead you to pedaling faster.
01-01-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By TGT1

Yep! File the protruding end flat and center...

Yep!

File the protruding end flat and center punch first.

For small fasteners easy-outs usually make a bigger mess than you had before. That's especially true with no previous experience.
01-01-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By TGT1

Try it and see what happens!!!

Try it and see what happens!!!
12-31-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By TGT1

There's some metabolic or psychological weirdness...

There's some metabolic or psychological weirdness here. That's not normal at all. Have you had your blood sugar checked out?

One thing that no one has mentioned is how efficient is your pedal...
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