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11-14-14, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,392
Posted By sdgrannygear

Thanks everyone for your replies! I'll check with...

Thanks everyone for your replies! I'll check with the clerk if I can find their number if I can just pay the fine and not have to worry about my insurance going up. I would consider going to court to...
11-13-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,392
Posted By sdgrannygear

stop sign violation ticket question

I got pulled over a few weeks back for rolling(slowly) a stop sign in monrovia. There's no question I'm guilty but I want to get this expunged from my record so my insurance doesn't go up. I checked...
11-13-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By sdgrannygear

did they circle around or just go through? If it...

did they circle around or just go through? If it was the latter, it was probably part of the montrose ride. NOt an actual club ride, just a big unofficial group ride.
11-05-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,492
Posted By sdgrannygear

Not confirmed yet, but the Pasadena finish may...

Not confirmed yet, but the Pasadena finish may end with a few circuits through downtown pasadena. Hope they make this happen.
10-03-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By sdgrannygear

It's definitely happening in pasadena, I don't...

It's definitely happening in pasadena, I don't know what other cities are going to be hosting though.
10-02-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By sdgrannygear

AToC returning to Pasadena!

Not sure what the route will be, but psyched nevertheless.
07-18-13, 03:29 PM
07-11-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,802
Posted By sdgrannygear

Can anyone compare this to the other local rides,...

Can anyone compare this to the other local rides, say spectrum ride in terms of difficulty?
05-09-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By sdgrannygear

Java Depot in solana beach is bike friendly.

Java Depot in solana beach is bike friendly.
10-15-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,367
Posted By sdgrannygear

Go to the dana point grand prix or any race...

Go to the dana point grand prix or any race during the race season for crits, observe the amount of people and the amount of stars and stripes on the sleeves. Come back after and then we'll revisit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,194
Posted By sdgrannygear

For a commuter, I'd get the cheapest gruppo that...

For a commuter, I'd get the cheapest gruppo that still functions reasonably well.Tiagra should suit your purposes fine.
07-11-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

SO I've been reading a couple of conflicting...

SO I've been reading a couple of conflicting reports on the port of oakland ride(Tuesday). a few sites say it starts at 630, some others say 7:30. which one is it? thanks!
...
06-29-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By sdgrannygear

don't bother with swamis, sdbc or ranchos. they...

don't bother with swamis, sdbc or ranchos. they aren't what you are looking for. I'd look for a group called sub 5. they are century riders, not sure about their pace or riding skills since I haven't...
06-28-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,324
Posted By sdgrannygear

I'm surprised that Joe Papp is commenting on this...

I'm surprised that Joe Papp is commenting on this random video. If I were in his position, I'd think I'd be laying low these days. Guess not.
06-28-12, 10:18 AM
06-27-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By sdgrannygear

Commuting to South SF from city and group rides on weekdays

Hello all,
I've finally achieved touch down in the bay area after a few hectic weeks of moving from San Diego. My temporary housing will be in South Beach for the next two months. Afterwards, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By sdgrannygear

how long have you been riding? If you haven't...

how long have you been riding? If you haven't ridden a while, you aren't going to be able to tell much of a difference. However, you will tell a difference when you put lots of miles on your legs....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,636
Posted By sdgrannygear

Become a mountain biker while you are a roadie....

Become a mountain biker while you are a roadie. Mountain bikers have the best handling skills because they really have to know their equipment and balance. I suspect that would have helped in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,619
Posted By sdgrannygear

San Diego has great weather, but that's about all...

San Diego has great weather, but that's about all it has going for it. Our roads are a mess, pothole city and we don't even live in a place where it snows. The city government treats cyclists as 3rd...
05-24-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By sdgrannygear

If you are an "american" xxl, you might want to...

If you are an "american" xxl, you might want to skip a road jersey and go with a mountain bike jersey instead. looser fitting(aerodynamics isn't a big issue I'd assume) and you still get to have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By sdgrannygear

Because veloflex are probably made by...

Because veloflex are probably made by chinese/asian immigrants living in Italy, same as italian clothes. It's like saying made in the USA. made by who?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2012/05/bike-fit/

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2012/05/bike-fit/
05-22-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By sdgrannygear

Jancouver, if it were me, I'd wait until...

Jancouver, if it were me, I'd wait until july/august to take a break if possible. In may/june, the weather hasn't gotten too hot, but come later, it will be very uncomfortable riding. That's when I...
05-17-12, 01:57 PM
05-15-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

Roaring mouse has a ride listed on their page...

Roaring mouse has a ride listed on their page that seems like a crit practice through golden gate park. have you heard anything about this ride?
05-15-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By sdgrannygear

Has anyone tried to ride behind the caravan?

Has anyone tried to ride behind the caravan?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,884
Posted By sdgrannygear

I've used muscle milk chocolate milk, seems to...

I've used muscle milk chocolate milk, seems to work fine. Last weekend, I did a hard ride saturday, much harder than I expected with more pulling than usual. Felt dehydrated and weak afterwards and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By sdgrannygear

Nice shots! Can't wait until they roll down to so...

Nice shots! Can't wait until they roll down to so cal, I'll probably ride up the mountains to watch them.
05-14-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

thanks for the feedback, are there any other...

thanks for the feedback, are there any other clubs besides mission cycling club in the city with group rides(on the faster side)? Not sure what neighborhood I will be living in yet, but hope to get...
05-11-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

Terrific. what time does rush hour end on the...

Terrific. what time does rush hour end on the bart, 630, 7? What time does the sun set up there these days? For cyclists in the city, what's your main method of training during the week, polo fields?...
05-10-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

Thanks for the tips, can one cross over from sf...

Thanks for the tips, can one cross over from sf to oakland on the I80 bridge on their bike or do you have to drive or bart across?
05-10-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By sdgrannygear

Weekday Crit practice

Hi, I'll soon be sfgrannygear in a few weeks as I am taking a job in SF. Can anyone point me to a weekday crit practice equivalent to Rose Bowl and Fiesta Island in So Cal? The closer to the city or...
05-02-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By sdgrannygear

If you are 1) fast 2) a little crazy and 3)have...

If you are 1) fast 2) a little crazy and 3)have good health insurance, you might want to hook up with the wolfpack hustle. They ride all through downtown and surrounding areas and do 50+ miles on a...
05-02-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,772
Posted By sdgrannygear

Probably not, depends on the masters race, but...

Probably not, depends on the masters race, but getting to a cat 4 upgrade is a good idea because masters races are often faster than 4 and if you don't have good bike handling skills, you are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,401
Posted By sdgrannygear

your response: I can give you lessons right here...

your response: I can give you lessons right here or you can buy my book.
04-26-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,555
Posted By sdgrannygear

This is obviously not my video, but an...

This is obviously not my video, but an interesting look into a high-powered masters team here in SoCal, some nice info for new racers to absorb about how to strategize a race.
...
04-20-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,905
Posted By sdgrannygear

Gary, please read the FAQ page of ciclavia's...

Gary, please read the FAQ page of ciclavia's site, and look a little bit closer next time.

http://www.ciclavia.org/faq/

Where can I find water along the route?
There will be hydration stations...
04-20-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By sdgrannygear

If you don't have someone to mentor you for...

If you don't have someone to mentor you for learning how to ride in groups and racing, you should join a club. SDBC is good for beginners. SDBC, san diego bicycle club.
04-20-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,128
Posted By sdgrannygear

A gouge as in a superficial scratch from sliding...

A gouge as in a superficial scratch from sliding or an actual break or crack in the carbon? If it's the latter, how can you tell it's structurally fine? Tapping?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By sdgrannygear

Great article! Hockey and cycling are definitely...

Great article! Hockey and cycling are definitely compatible, each respective discipline helps the other if done correctly.

Here's another ex hockey player who became a pretty good cyclist,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By sdgrannygear

yeah, non-english speaking mechanics clearly...

yeah, non-english speaking mechanics clearly don't know what they are doing.:twitchy: Did you even try to talk to them?

Anyway, OP, what type of bike are you looking to get? if you want a...
04-19-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By sdgrannygear

There is the great park cycling series in irvine...

There is the great park cycling series in irvine also, though I don't think it is usac sanctioned.

http://www.racegreatpark.com/www.racegreatpark.com/Home.html

If you want to get race type...
04-19-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,128
Posted By sdgrannygear

Just a bit of advice, you might not want to go...

Just a bit of advice, you might not want to go with carbon handlebars next time around.
04-17-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,905
Posted By sdgrannygear

Bike Nation's site outlines the cost to use...

Bike Nation's site outlines the cost to use bikes. First, riders have to opt into one of five membership subscriptions ranging from 24 hours ($6) to one year ($75). Once you're a member, every...
04-16-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,905
Posted By sdgrannygear

Gary, think of it this way, businesses initially...

Gary, think of it this way, businesses initially did not like the idea of closing down DTLA for the better part of a day because it would take away from their customers. If you buy water, food etc....
04-10-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,956
Posted By sdgrannygear

yeah, they are pretty good. ...

yeah, they are pretty good.

http://www.monstermediaracing.com/team-riders

That being said, I have no delusions of beating any of those guys even if they weren't working for each other.
04-10-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,956
Posted By sdgrannygear

the guy that won the cat 3 is a beast, he starts...

the guy that won the cat 3 is a beast, he starts his sprint from way back and pretty much smokes anyone who tries to drag race him, got to attack him with a break away. the masters 30+ was painful,...
04-05-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 296,555
Posted By sdgrannygear

jancouver, why are you talking all this smack?...

jancouver, why are you talking all this smack? Didn't you get sent to the back of the pack in murrieta for blatantly ignoring the center line rule? It seems you have a lot to learn, if you are nice,...
04-03-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By sdgrannygear

ATOC race leader's jersey

Is it me or does the ATOC race leader, points and KOM jerseys make it look like the racer is wearing their bibs over their jersey?

http://socalcycling.com/articles/2012/amgenjerseys.asp
04-02-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By sdgrannygear

how do you make it more fun? pedal harder and...

how do you make it more fun? pedal harder and think of how much stronger you are getting. My issue with living here is that you have to climb hills everywhere, my commute hits 3 major climbs. I turn...
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