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04-12-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

I agree! The ride I did with buddies was from...

I agree! The ride I did with buddies was from Calimesa (Stater Bros parking lot ?? along the fwy) to the top of Forest Falls. Luckily my wife drove support for us or I would have died of thirst on...
04-12-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Nice pics!:thumb: We did some training rides...

Nice pics!:thumb:

We did some training rides while prepping for Ride Around the Bear that went up Damnation Alley to Forest Falls. Darn right it earns its name! It was May and blazing hot on...
04-12-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Billy Idol LA Woman MTB video. :D Fireroad ...

Billy Idol LA Woman MTB video. :D

Fireroad

https://youtu.be/4F5Eu3WvQgM
04-12-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Hwy 39 to Dawson Saddle ...

Hwy 39 to Dawson Saddle

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/MountainShots/102710G_zpsx5njjtf1.jpg
...
04-12-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

High point on GRR ...

High point on GRR

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/20160302_125043_zpsvwsf6hnh.jpg

Heading back overlooking the snake road on GRR
...
04-12-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Closing in on the shack! ...

Closing in on the shack!

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/IMG_6974_zps9d0cda5e.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/IMG_6958_zps6d944d94.jpg

Fireroad,...
04-12-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Off road, Thunder Mtn Ski lift overlooking...

Off road, Thunder Mtn Ski lift overlooking GMR/GRR.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/062211D.jpg

Cow Canyon Saddle looking back down GRR
...
04-12-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Some pics. Little GMR heading down to Camp...

Some pics. Little GMR heading down to Camp Williams....GMR (Glendora Mtn Rd)

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/MountainShots/0snow_zpsl0bvn87v.jpg

Wife heading up GMR
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04-12-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

A buddy Matt, 196 pounds complaining about low...

A buddy Matt, 196 pounds complaining about low spoke count wheels and breaking spokes. Mavic Ksyriums. :D

This one shows some good shots of the road on the descent. My buddies are not real good at...
04-12-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

https://youtu.be/C5Ve70YTl5k

https://youtu.be/C5Ve70YTl5k
04-12-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeTim

Local Mountain Views

So there was a comment by Scoobierex in another thread about the mountain road views. Figured I would post a few thingies that show the roads.

Feb 2016 with a local Ron on GMR (Glendora Mtn Rd). I...
04-11-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,412
Posted By ClydeTim

Most in one day, or 8 hours is 12,000 ft. 230...

Most in one day, or 8 hours is 12,000 ft. 230 pound Clyde.

That was a timed event to the high point 72 miles (Onyx Summit). Heading down riders are off the clock for safety reasons.

4 times...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,815
Posted By ClydeTim

If you are managing what you have now, seems a...

If you are managing what you have now, seems a cassette and chain would be most economical since you can get a good deal online for $60 or so. Changing to a compact would be more expensive since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,907
Posted By ClydeTim

I clearly said from the start it was a mid...

I clearly said from the start it was a mid weight frame and not lightweight. My point is that any frame can break so your point of being a 300 pound rider doesn't mean a thing endorsing lightweight...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,907
Posted By ClydeTim

I can't say a light bike is weak but I can say a...

I can't say a light bike is weak but I can say a mid level bike is weak under a big rider. I have 2 frames that snapped under me on climbs. I have a pic of one. I seem to have accidentally deleted a...
04-11-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By ClydeTim

Everybody and their mother wants to draft you! :p

Everybody and their mother wants to draft you! :p
04-11-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By ClydeTim

Nice when you have an itch on your back! :D

Nice when you have an itch on your back! :D
04-11-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By ClydeTim

If you notice, whenever we are climbing a 4%...

If you notice, whenever we are climbing a 4% grade and over, I'm sweating and she looks like she's still having fun! :D

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/gulpxtreme/DSCN0718_zpsjzrzqhzm.jpg
...
04-11-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By ClydeTim

Clydes/Athenas with Tandems, Post Em Up!

Had our Burley Duet since 1997 (pretty sure). Fun to ride, fast on flats and too fat on downhills. Hit 56 once, too fast for my nerves with the wife on the back! :eek:

But fun to ride! 4 centuries...
04-11-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By ClydeTim

Model Your Clyde/Athena Forum Jersey

If you got one, post it, strike a pose. We bought a couple a few years back and still wear them on occasion. Yes, the sad picture of Gina was a hot day on GMR at the shack! :D
04-11-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,616
Posted By ClydeTim

Burley, Bianchi, and Cannondale

Burley, Bianchi, and Cannondale
04-11-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,616
Posted By ClydeTim

Trek

Trek
04-11-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By ClydeTim

Yes pictures! It's intimidating I guess for some...

Yes pictures! It's intimidating I guess for some after time off or when new to things. My wife, an Athena started riding years ago. I invited her to a forum ride (30+ riders from the SoCal forum)...
04-11-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By ClydeTim

I have a buddy who thought he could not ever...

I have a buddy who thought he could not ever climb the local mountain roads. I invited him to try. Not only did he ride the 8 mile 2300 ft climb. Later he did the 21 mile 5,000 ft climb.

Later he...
04-11-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 99,895
Posted By ClydeTim

Descending Glendora Mtn Rd (GMR)

Descending Glendora Mtn Rd (GMR)
04-11-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By ClydeTim

I have a couple of Lezyne mini pumps. Not real...

I have a couple of Lezyne mini pumps. Not real small but I have no problem attaching them along the side of my water bottles. I like the hiding hose and screw in hose feature. As mentioned before by...
04-11-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,311
Posted By ClydeTim

One year (2005 ?) I placed and old school...

One year (2005 ?) I placed and old school armadillo 700 x 25 on my roadie. I was training for a timed even ride through the mountains (100 miles/10,000 ft of gain).

That Armadillo was so stiff and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

It was just a little facetious comment. Grow up...

It was just a little facetious comment. Grow up dude, quit being a sensitive baby.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

That is my practice. 2 extra tubes, replace on...

That is my practice. 2 extra tubes, replace on road, do vulcanizing patch repair at home. Replace patched tube back into tire and use the newer tube again as the spare tube. That way I always know my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

OK plain English: You seem like a sensitive...

OK plain English:

You seem like a sensitive guy. If you need a hug, I am there for you! :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,555
Posted By ClydeTim

I'm sure it would come with practice but seems...

I'm sure it would come with practice but seems like more effort. I know when I place my bottles in my cage while riding, the tip goes in and I can feel my bottle tilted about 40 degrees not directly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

If I happened to be there while you have tears in...

If I happened to be there while you have tears in your eyes after having seen those guys wearing helmets drinking outside the marker you were complaining about, I'd take you under my arm, hug you and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

He tried to patch his tire with a temp patch. He...

He tried to patch his tire with a temp patch. He did the repair replaced the wheel then 30 seconds later, it was flat again.

He started the second time then went into a panic as we were trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Yeah, pretty pathetic as I have mentioned helping...

Yeah, pretty pathetic as I have mentioned helping several men. The fact I do flat repair for my wife and one other woman who is not mechanically inclined is a stupid reason to go the sexist route. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,555
Posted By ClydeTim

I ride and drink without ever looking down at my...

I ride and drink without ever looking down at my cages. That system looks like it would be tough to replace the bottles without taking your eyes off the road. Pin point accuracy required.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Thanks! The female that rides with us is my wife....

Thanks! The female that rides with us is my wife. I like how others assume it's just a sexist thing without even knowing the details. Not worth feeding the trolls. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

I don't believe this to be true. As mentioned, I...

I don't believe this to be true. As mentioned, I teach people how to do their repairs. I do get asked plenty because I run across many many riders and after 20 years on the road, I meet plenty of new...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

I will say I have received gifts from women in...

I will say I have received gifts from women in appreciation after helping them out with mechanical issues so I can't complain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

I've heard it called the AMF Speech! :D ...

I've heard it called the AMF Speech! :D

Yeah, I help people who are willing to learn. I teach them hoping they can do it on their own after. I showed one guy how to center his brakes. He did...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Yes, some are a bit more able than others. That...

Yes, some are a bit more able than others. That works well too! I forgot my seatpack (tubes etc) one time in 20 years. My buds had me covered. It happens but yes, those who try to take advantage...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

I think anyone with some mechanical skills who...

I think anyone with some mechanical skills who takes the time to hang out on forums, reads the mechanic forums, does a little research on maintenance and repair is pretty well able to handle most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Yeah, I get plenty of help requests for certain...

Yeah, I get plenty of help requests for certain projects. Thank goodness I am not an IT guy, I'd be busy 24/7 helping other people.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

:roflmao2: I know there are some good female...

:roflmao2: I know there are some good female mechanics. The gal that rides with us runs marathons so maybe that has something to do with it. You know them runner types. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,907
Posted By ClydeTim

I don't really know what happened. I was training...

I don't really know what happened. I was training for a ride doing 40,000 ft of gain each month climbing mountain roads. One frame snapped on a 10% grade. Nice clean cut on the downtube near the BB....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Good point, I've helped plenty of strangers in...

Good point, I've helped plenty of strangers in need. Given tubes to those with bad luck. Iffers for payback but don't worry about it. Pay it forward but those who try to take advantage of it are a...
04-09-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By ClydeTim

I think you need to improve your spin rather than...

I think you need to improve your spin rather than changing the gearing. I spin at 20 mph in a 39/14 combo on a roadbike. With a 48/14 on a hybrid you have plenty of gear being a rider that rides 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Exactly. I am though a "you better come...

Exactly.

I am though a "you better come equipped or you're outta here" guy. I've had male friends show up without tubes etc thinking they had no worries as I carry 2 extras. Uhhh no! They get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,470
Posted By ClydeTim

Feeling Like the Go To Guy!

I have a few buds that ride with me, including some women at times. They all know I am very meticulous with my bikes so whenever something happens, I'm called in for the fix. I don't expect women to...
04-09-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By ClydeTim

Wife has done a few centuries on her single and...

Wife has done a few centuries on her single and on our tandem. A bit pricey but Terry shorts for women are great!

Could pay $80 or more. Crazy to some people but if you plan to ride several 50...
04-09-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 70,991
Posted By ClydeTim

:thumb:

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