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02-27-21, 01:39 AM
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Posted By btppberk

I did bring the windbreaker, but it was just...

I did bring the windbreaker, but it was just barely enough! Actually, my hands were the main culprits. Interesting about the state vehicular park. Did see some dune buggies and atvs being pulled.
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02-27-21, 12:53 AM
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Posted By btppberk

Thanks as always for the awesome advice! Checked...

Thanks as always for the awesome advice! Checked out the weather and it was a little too cold for the triangle and have been wanting to try to the desert, so did the counter clockwise loop. It was...
02-25-21, 12:00 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By btppberk

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. ...

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback.

OldBobyCat, I've definitely discovered your tip about shifting to the small ring. Everytime I shift to the small ring while cranking up hill I pray a little....
02-13-21, 12:42 AM
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Views: 86,118
Posted By btppberk

Looped around Fiesta Island. Always an...

Looped around Fiesta Island. Always an interesting crowd between the right hooks. Today, a few confederate flags.
01-11-21, 09:35 PM
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Posted By btppberk

Seeing this area whet my appetite for the road...

Seeing this area whet my appetite for the road along the ecological reserve that you recommended to the north. I'm not sure I'll get there from De Luz though--I find 20%+ grades a bit unnerving,...
01-11-21, 01:57 AM
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Posted By btppberk

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Southbound on Sadia
01-11-21, 01:54 AM
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Posted By btppberk

Followed ooga-booga's always excellent tips for...

Followed ooga-booga's always excellent tips for De Luz and Sadia Creek. Started in Temecula office park near the bottom: a ton of street parking. Went down Sadia Creek Road. Had not looked at the...
12-15-20, 11:12 PM
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Views: 1,481
Posted By btppberk

I too prefer night riding to dusk or when the sun...

I too prefer night riding to dusk or when the sun is low on the horizon. I feel generally safe at night except for drug and alcohol impaired users, which I presume are more frequent at night. I...
12-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By btppberk

Found some more information here...

Found some more information here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/556935515245051/permalink/715943916010876). It was an empty PODS truck. More importantly, turns out there are now (contra google...
12-04-20, 12:52 AM
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Views: 1,557
Posted By btppberk

From the above website: "The victim was a...

From the above website:

"The victim was a well respected leader/scientist at a local biotech company who has been instrumental in drug discovery efforts that had led to marketed drugs to treat...
12-01-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By btppberk

Some apparent first-hand accounts: ...

Some apparent first-hand accounts:

https://bikinginla.com/2020/11/28/man-killed-in-encinitas-bicycling-crash-no-word-about-the-victim-or-the-driver-who-killed-him/
11-17-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

I'm glad your body adapted. But I'll pass on a...

I'm glad your body adapted. But I'll pass on a month of searing pain! Nice bike though!
11-14-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By btppberk

Some companies like Castelli list temperature...

Some companies like Castelli list temperature ranges for their gloves on their website. As to arm warmers, I just bought the New Balance ones on Amazon and have had good luck using them in lows 60s...
10-31-20, 11:54 AM
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Views: 2,889
Posted By btppberk

only 28 miles and 2700 feet

only 28 miles and 2700 feet
10-28-20, 12:34 AM
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Views: 86,118
Posted By btppberk

Glorious pictures! I presume it was even better...

Glorious pictures! I presume it was even better in person! I've wanted to do Mineral King.
10-24-20, 11:18 AM
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Views: 86,118
Posted By btppberk

They looked open to me and the only car we saw on...

They looked open to me and the only car we saw on the road turned into one.
10-24-20, 11:14 AM
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Views: 2,889
Posted By btppberk

I did like the solitude and remoteness of Kitchen...

I did like the solitude and remoteness of Kitchen Creek. Felt a bit like backpacking. I think its probably a lot more beautiful when it isn't so brown and a bit hazy.

You've whet my appetite for...
10-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,889
Posted By btppberk

ooga-booga, I want to know your answer. Due...

ooga-booga, I want to know your answer.

Due to fire, heat, and, worst of all, work, I've only gotten two of the inland San Diego road in: Mesa Grande and Kitchen Creek. I think Mesa Grande is the...
10-23-20, 09:54 PM
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Views: 86,118
Posted By btppberk

Enjoyed my first ride on Kitchen Creek. Still a...

Enjoyed my first ride on Kitchen Creek. Still a bit hazy out there.
09-18-20, 05:25 PM
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Views: 86,118
Posted By btppberk

Was enjoying a fast ride around Fiesta island...

Was enjoying a fast ride around Fiesta island last night when a large peloton blew threw their yield sign and forced us to yield. What an obnoxious group!
09-16-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By btppberk

The PurpleAir website is useful.

The PurpleAir website is useful.
07-05-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By btppberk

Back brakes keep moving

My back rim brakes keep shifting out of alignment. I'll start the ride with them aligned, but end it with one end touching the wheel. I've tightened where the breaks and frame, but no luck. The wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By btppberk

I certainly wouldn't buy a bike without riding it...

I certainly wouldn't buy a bike without riding it first. But I think riding the bike, especially under the constraints that most LBS impose, only tells me, at least, so much. I can rule bikes out...
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