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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,361
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as...

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as mstateglfr pointed out) is not reputable? Perhaps the biggest retailer in the US. Bike Closet is also well known and legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a...

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a bike for multiple days and convince the girlfriend that she has to vacation without me while I do the West Maui Loop? :foo::winter:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,133
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you...

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you need to HTFU. Drafting will not help you get stronger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By Tycho Brahe

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:
08-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park...

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park at Point Dume and hit the PCH north of Malibu. Will very likely do it this weekend to beat the heat.

I prefer the road heading north, from SM to...
05-18-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only...

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only affects higher 5G frequencies (in the GHz) and not GPS frequencies (lower range in Mhz).
05-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that...

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/search?q=fitter&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)
05-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because...

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because it is gated), but I finally went up to Mt. Disappointment (near Mt Wilson) on Sunday.

Was expecting a rough paved climb similar to Camp 9 or Mt...
04-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live...

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live in SoCal, you sometimes forget how cold it can get once the sun goes away. I was sweating on the initial ascent, but by the time I got to the top, it...
03-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City...

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City Parks, especially Griffith Park.
03-08-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty...

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty much dead even with you (just under 48m). :thumb:
03-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

TL;DR...

TL;DR https://www.strava.com/activities/4902848689

Thank you CAT7RDR for the inspiration for trying new routes. I have never been to that part of the world and I am getting tired of all my weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this...

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil Gaimon's Video Guide on Secret Water Stops in Malibu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatK-W0MOso

Favorite comment: I just watched a 16 min video about where water fountains are in California. I live in Wales.

I knew the non-sneaky ones already,...
02-08-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I saw your ride on my Strava FlyBy. Nice ride. ...

I saw your ride on my Strava FlyBy. Nice ride.

Never heard of Kagel Canyon, but I wanted to do a longer ride and not just Camp 9, and I thought it looked nice. Was not expecting that. Wow.
02-02-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Been kinda waiting for a Canyon, but now you make...

Been kinda waiting for a Canyon, but now you make me want a Trek Emonda SL. Trek stores are showing availability, but not dealers. Do not believe it since bikes are so hard to come by.
02-01-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It was a weekend, but a non-hot Saturday. Surfers...

It was a weekend, but a non-hot Saturday. Surfers were out, but far fewer beach tourists. That stretch is far worse on nice days. Amazed we did not run into more double-parked cars. Plus, we did it...
02-01-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Technically, after the "easy" part of Nichols, we...

Technically, after the "easy" part of Nichols, we went on Woodrow Wilson (which runs parallel to Mulholland) and then merged into Mulholland. We skipped the Nichols wall and the bad part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South...

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South Africa where I should probably not have gone. Closed roads, which meant that no one should be there but also that there would be no one there to help....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,934
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Then why is Garmin so popular? ;)

Then why is Garmin so popular? ;)
01-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Once my but gets back into the car, riding is...

Once my but gets back into the car, riding is done. And you did it three times?

Nice PR on Deer Creek. After doing Decker this past weekend after Deer Creek and Corral, I no longer consider it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Where is the nothing option?

Where is the nothing option?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Did not know you even had Fondriests in the US. I...

Did not know you even had Fondriests in the US. I used to live one town over from him. I rent bikes from his shop when I am in the area. Last one I rented was an amazing TF2.
12-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Really need a gravel bike :crash:

Really need a gravel bike :crash:
12-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I was wondering why your ride was a tad tame. You...

I was wondering why your ride was a tad tame. You love the Sammos and thought you would really explore.
12-04-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,716
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Golf was the very last thing the city closed down...

Golf was the very last thing the city closed down in the spring and the very first thing they re-opened. Screw Garcetti.
11-23-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,810
Posted By Tycho Brahe

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to...

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to cyclists.
11-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,925
Posted By Tycho Brahe

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my...

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my longer weekend ride to the Malibu area. Tried to go up every road that was not private, hoping to get a glimpse of the view. The best I can figure out...
10-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will...

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will attempt it on the weekend, very likely on Saturday.

Did not think to see if the Lodge is open. They have a website, easy as pie! Speaking of pie, I...
10-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tycho Brahe

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got...

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got my intent! I did a shortened Argus one year (fires), but was able to do the closed bits later. At least I got to ride on a closed highway on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tycho Brahe

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is...

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is shaped exactly like Corsica. It is destiny that I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,086
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I lived very close to your starting point, just...

I lived very close to your starting point, just on the other side of the Mendel Pass. That pass is not too difficult in either direction (if you are used to climbing), but a lot more difficult from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,086
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going...

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going down is scary! Both brakes all the way.

I actually went up Gibraltar two weeks ago. I was pushing it since I wanted to beat my time, which I did....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,086
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for...

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for me, my riding partner that day was also my drinking partner the night before, so he was hurting as well. I really do need to try to summit it a bit...
06-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in...

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

First time was with a mid compact (52/36) and an 11/28 cassette
Second time 50/34 and 11/28
Third time 50/34 and 11/30

IT...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,780
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred...

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred Segment view. Sort by date added, elevation gain, distance, etc....
Create groups around these segments. I have some that I train on, some that I want to...
05-11-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 133,736
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The descent on Bin Pines with the view of...

The descent on Bin Pines with the view of Antelope Valley was really nice. Could not appreciate it during the ascent with the view to our backs. Some nice switchbacks to make it interesting.
04-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,544
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This one:...

This one: https://www.strava.com/activities/2461171894

Was looking at various rides in the area and found this one that does a loop, descending on the 18:...
04-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,544
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks again to everyone that responded almost a...

Thanks again to everyone that responded almost a year ago. In addition to the ride I did last May, I eventually spent a few days in Big Bear last September and rode around the area.

Considering...
04-04-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Did the 39->East Fork->GMR loop today with some...

Did the 39->East Fork->GMR loop today with some added climbs on the 39 and GRR. 39/East Foirk was completely open with few cyclist. GMR/GRR had more. A few groups of 2-3 cyclists, so people are not...
04-03-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Is GMR really that bad? With the closed road...

Is GMR really that bad? With the closed road (still?) I was thinking it would be better than the Santa Monica mountains.

I haven't been out to those parts since last fall, but want to start...
03-30-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,824
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the...

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the posts above, no one likes you.

Here are some excerpts from the organizer's personal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/randolph.ice). Shocker,...
02-28-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,824
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that...

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that you would not see me anyways.
02-25-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,824
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Wow, that is incredibly tacky from the...

Wow, that is incredibly tacky from the organizers. I have no idea on what road those pictures were taken from, but the whole area has tons of cyclists. There is bound to be a few cyclists on the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,184
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Finally did the Stelvio Pass on the Italian-Swiss...

Finally did the Stelvio Pass on the Italian-Swiss border (41.44 miles, 6,950 ft): https://www.strava.com/activities/2556097333

Nowhere close to being the most challenging ride, but definitely the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,065
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love riding with my bluetooth speaker. All the...

I love riding with my bluetooth speaker. All the benefits of music and you still get all the ambient sounds. Besides, you will not be passing me, I will be passing you. That is the added benefit, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,488
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental. ...

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental.

Unless you are up front at the start, you will be slowed down by the volume of people.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tycho Brahe

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the...

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the beauty that is east camino cielo. Beautiful ridge road with ocean views on one side and the valley on the other.

Gibraltar is indeed a beast. At least...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,063
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have...

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have gravel to those without. Would love to do some of these climbs, but I only ride slicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few...

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few bike-less days in Rome then off to the Dolemites for some riding. Flats are boring, gotta get to the mountains. Will be doing the Stelvio Pass from...
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