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02-28-21, 02:35 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

banner grade is a fun descent but has a few,...

banner grade is a fun descent but has a few, deceivingly tight curves so you gotta be careful descending. ascending it, not even the motorcycles are going super fast and
if they are, it's a simple...
02-27-21, 02:50 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

on something like what you just did (40+70 miles...

on something like what you just did (40+70 miles with at least one long effort/climb, looking to have some protein and lots of carbs.
works for me. i'm not the fastest (and don't care about that);...
02-26-21, 02:42 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

depends. if you haven't done the laguna/cuyamaca...

depends. if you haven't done the laguna/cuyamaca triangle, i'd hit that one first

https://www.strava.com/routes/2800306743422260982

but if weather/conditions are more favorable for the borrego...
02-25-21, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Russ Roth

I've got 2012 sram force and the front shifting...

I've got 2012 sram force and the front shifting has always sucked. For whatever reason shifting to the big ring causes the chain to jam and slam into the chainstay. I changed rings and spent an hour...
02-25-21, 06:52 PM
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Posted By oldbobcat

I'm not going to argue that SRAM isn't fussier...

I'm not going to argue that SRAM isn't fussier about tuning than Shimano. But lately, I just set it up, twiddle the cables with the inline adjusters for about a couple rides while the housings set...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:44 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

palos verdes drive south in the town of rancho...

palos verdes drive south in the town of rancho palos verdes.

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02-23-21, 01:21 AM
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Posted By oldbobcat

As a pro mechanic I'm embarrassed to admit that...

As a pro mechanic I'm embarrassed to admit that my bike, a 2012 Trek Madone with 10-speed Force, is the best mechanical shifting SRAM system I've ever worked on. I've gotten other bikes close but not...
02-22-21, 09:22 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By mack_turtle

SRAM Force from 2012: that's your problem. I...

SRAM Force from 2012: that's your problem. I worked in a bike shop around that era and all of the Trek, Cervelo, and Cannondale road bikes we sold with SRAM drivetrain were a hassle. One thing that...
02-22-21, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We see more SRAM ft shifting issues then with...

We see more SRAM ft shifting issues then with Shimano. Some say this is why SRAM has pushed the whole 1x thing, it's well known their ft shifting isn't up to par in general. When the rings are...
02-22-21, 01:52 AM
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Posted By cbrstar

I don't have any experience with it personally....

I don't have any experience with it personally. But my friend was telling me that he had trouble with his SRAM double tap shifters that were doing similar things. He had to clean and rebuild them for...
02-19-21, 02:51 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

your fave grub and/or grog cycling spots in socal?

i know things are a little off and some places may have closed permanently or have changed hours with covid-19 protocols but what is/are your favorite grog and/or grub spot(s)
when you're riding out...
02-16-21, 02:40 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

definitely, hence the attraction and dedication...

definitely, hence the attraction and dedication to the various, splintered routes of the gwl. willow glen and the 94 are the only roads in the loop that carry significant traffic.
generally, a lot...
02-15-21, 02:58 PM
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Posted By L134

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there...

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there (but do occasionally) as you are dealing with the impatient casino crowds. A local postman was killed cycling out there about a year ago by a drunk...
02-13-21, 02:22 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

it is a wide road with good sightlines and decent...

it is a wide road with good sightlines and decent pavement and not too many driveways/intersections. reportedly the incident
occurred at 7:20pm which is clearly after sunset. article doesn't mention...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:14 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

heading southwest down skyline truck trail (all...

heading southwest down skyline truck trail (all paved) in jamul, ca-east of dtown san diego.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 05:33 PM
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Posted By 2cam16

Up in the hills this morning: ...

Up in the hills this morning:
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning....

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Ogsarg

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Road to Sunset Beach
02-07-21, 04:20 PM
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Posted By csrpenfab

Gorgeous day yesterday for some gravel. I took...

Gorgeous day yesterday for some gravel. I took the Niner to Diamond Valley Lake and had a great 24 mile loop around the lake.

...
02-05-21, 12:56 PM
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Posted By jsigone

EZ 10 mile lunch ride at lake hodges ...

EZ 10 mile lunch ride at lake hodges

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02-01-21, 08:24 PM
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Views: 86,115
Posted By ooga-booga

63 miles down to bonita, eastern chula vista,...

63 miles down to bonita, eastern chula vista, proctor valley rd (w/4 miles of dirt) into jamul, descending into rancho san diego,
up into la mesa and back to metro san diego. mixed along dirty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 10:13 PM
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Posted By joey buzzard

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The road to Bubion and Capileira. Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada,...
01-30-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Rose Bowl - Hansen Dam - Rose Bowl (36.5 miles). ...

Rose Bowl - Hansen Dam - Rose Bowl (36.5 miles). Next time, I would probably opt for adding the climb up La Tuna Canyon (from Glenoaks) on the way back. In the interest of time, we opted for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Riveting

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek...

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,301
Posted By bblevens

I am pleased and surprised at the great response....

I am pleased and surprised at the great response.
I have a great well maintained Domane. Part of my hesitation is due to being alone for the first time in decades after losing my wife. (Sorry if...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,301
Posted By 10 Wheels

2,000 Mile Month. No Cell Phone. Carry What you...

2,000 Mile Month. No Cell Phone. Carry What you might Need.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 04:06 PM
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Views: 3,301
Posted By datlas

Bring patch kit and pump. Flats are the main...

Bring patch kit and pump. Flats are the main mechanical cause for call of shame. And bring a mini tool.

Also eat/drink often. Plan to stop at convenience stores or gas stations. Running out of...
01-22-21, 05:36 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

yday...a 50-spot in the anza-borrego desert state...

yday...a 50-spot in the anza-borrego desert state park area.

https://www.strava.com/activities/4659785927
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 10:57 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

san diego county highway s2, anza-borrego desert...

san diego county highway s2, anza-borrego desert state park, ca.

...
01-20-21, 07:29 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

25-miler in north county san diego along the 15...

25-miler in north county san diego along the 15 fwy corridor. still monster winds out and about coming from the southeast so had to find
an area/route that kinda minimized the headwinds. parked at...
01-19-21, 06:52 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

took the 6:02am amtrak from old town san diego up...

took the 6:02am amtrak from old town san diego up to d-town santa ana. got off just before 8am and started making my way back
via east 4th st > irvine blvd > trabuco rd > marguerite pkwy. relatively...
01-16-21, 11:19 PM
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Posted By Eric F

UCantTouchThis I did it. For the first time in...

UCantTouchThis I did it. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I did the Hwy 39-East Fork-GMR loop. It pushed my current level of fitness to the absolute limit, way past my comfort level. The GMR...
01-16-21, 10:52 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

sorry about the punishment honk on east pal. i've...

sorry about the punishment honk on east pal. i've been lucky i guess. usually see maybe a total of <10 cars/motorcycles both sides
of the road in 11 miles.

kitchen creek isn't my fave. i'd rather...
01-15-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Last Saturday, 50 miles on PCH, through Malibu to...

Last Saturday, 50 miles on PCH, through Malibu to the Ventura County line and back. A beautiful - but damn windy - So Cal winter day.
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01-14-21, 11:28 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

comparable. kitchen creek once into the pines for...

comparable. kitchen creek once into the pines for the last two miles or so...a 3-4.5. before that? a 6-7 on the closed part if you can avoid the scat.
lower down, it's an 8. scenery-south to...
01-14-21, 08:35 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

finished up wednesday's ride by doing all 22...

finished up wednesday's ride by doing all 22 miles of south main divide road from south (tenaya rd.) to north
(ca hwy 74) and made it a loop ride. nice day. low 80's and only saw 5 cars in 22 miles...
01-12-21, 08:13 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

then yah...you're going to want disc brakes for...

then yah...you're going to want disc brakes for sure. descents like los gatos and tuna canyon in the sammos scream for disc brakes.
01-12-21, 08:10 PM
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Views: 86,115
Posted By ooga-booga

pretty much anywhere. maybe the great western...

pretty much anywhere. maybe the great western loop. your mesa grande/east palomar there and back sounds nice and relatively low traffic
on a weekend. if you do the laguna/cuyamaca triangle ride, i'd...
01-12-21, 08:02 PM
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Views: 86,115
Posted By ooga-booga

so went to lake elsinore and did the climb of ca...

so went to lake elsinore and did the climb of ca hwy 74 up to the summit (5 mile climb) and descended
to the 74 candy store (closed). turned around there (9 miles in) and headed back. hung a right...
01-11-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,115
Posted By ooga-booga

glad you tackled it. de luz area is an outlier in...

glad you tackled it. de luz area is an outlier in socal riding. the navigation is difficult. it's an insular area with great views but they're usually short-less than 3 miles.

the nearly constant...
01-09-21, 10:27 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

i ride in the street through cardiff. the path...

i ride in the street through cardiff. the path works better for families and slower cyclists but those of us going 13+ mph will get frustrated, esp now
with all the joggers, dog-walkers, walkers,...
01-09-21, 10:18 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

since san diego is surrounded on all sides...

since san diego is surrounded on all sides (pacific ocean, camp pendleton, cleveland national forest, mexico), there's only so much suburbia that can take hold.

instead of the la/phoenix/san...
01-09-21, 08:23 PM
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Views: 86,115
Posted By ooga-booga

you could do that. pavement is pretty wretched on...

you could do that. pavement is pretty wretched on the lower/flat part of highland valley close to pomerado rd/15 fwy but the rest is excellent.
highland valley is a stiff climb heading west to east....
01-09-21, 08:04 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

de luz is a very confusing road from the...

de luz is a very confusing road from the north/temecula end and only slightly confusing from the south/fallbrook end.

from the north-rancho california rd. out of temecula old town area-you get to...
01-01-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By joesch

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12-24-20, 10:07 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

and happy holidays as well!

and happy holidays as well!
12-24-20, 09:14 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By TakingMyTime

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to the gang on the SoCal forum!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 10:52 PM
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Views: 452,835
Posted By ooga-booga

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near the western end of mulholland drive in the...
12-15-20, 04:23 PM
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Views: 646
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wow. you guys have some bad luck. I've never...

Wow. you guys have some bad luck. I've never had a puncture that included a rim.
12-15-20, 11:43 AM
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Views: 646
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, you have 25 (or 29, or 33, whatever) other,...

Well, you have 25 (or 29, or 33, whatever) other, larger holes in the rim already for the spokes and valve. I would just clean up any rough edges, maybe drill them out round to avoid stress risers...
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