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Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 616
Posted By Eric F

Well...someone has to keep the balance in the...

Well...someone has to keep the balance in the universe. I guess that means I need to increase my beer intake to compensate for Hondo.
03-02-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,991
Posted By Eric F

Another option...Find better riders to ride with....

Another option...Find better riders to ride with. The cooperative efficient effort of a tight pack rolling easily along at 25+ mph where everyone is comfortable, confident, and capable riding close...
03-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,991
Posted By Eric F

In my experience with these types of rides (which...

In my experience with these types of rides (which were a large part of my training diet in my racer-boy days) there is a fair amount of self-policing going on, even without a defined leader. ...
03-01-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,360
Posted By Eric F

Not at all true. There are currently 12 pro...

Not at all true.

There are currently 12 pro cycling teams based in Germany (and have been many others over many years), including current World Tour teams Bora-Hansgrohe and Team DSM. There are...
03-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Eric F

You will get to the point pretty quickly where...

You will get to the point pretty quickly where unclipping becomes second nature, and getting your foot down isn't much slower than if your were riding clipless.
03-01-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,991
Posted By Eric F

Solo is my least favorite riding on the road. ...

Solo is my least favorite riding on the road. Sometimes it's nice, but generally, I prefer interaction with other riders. Long endurance rides with a good friend (or a few) and good conversation is...
02-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one...

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one of the regular group rides I used to do 16+ years ago (Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia area). I started fairly strong (relative to my current fitness),...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,127
Posted By Eric F

Because some people are willfully ignorant.

Because some people are willfully ignorant.
02-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is...

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is notorious for being fast and furious, and is fantastic for crit-type high intensity training. When I was a racer-boy, this ride was a regular part of my...
02-22-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Eric F

I Beat Justin Williams!

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2004 CBR Cat 3 State Championship crit. I was a 35yo dedicated weekend...
02-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,611
Posted By Eric F

"Gravel" = Unpaved. Gravel bikes are very...

"Gravel" = Unpaved.

Gravel bikes are very similar to cyclocross bikes, which have a long history of tolerating some significant abuse.
02-21-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path ->...

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path -> Griffith Park (reverse trash truck hill and loop to the Observatory -> return the way we came. Lots of steady pedaling, and some good climbing efforts....
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 956
Posted By Eric F

This is way more common than you probably...

This is way more common than you probably realize.

I'm typing this from work, where I've done very little of my current tasks (nothing urgently time sensitive), but have spent a lot of time...
02-17-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,871
Posted By Eric F

You seem to think all plastics react the same to...

You seem to think all plastics react the same to time and environment. Fact: They don't.

Based on your opinions and conclusions, there's no way a 50+ year-old plastic-handled screwdriver should...
02-16-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,871
Posted By Eric F

LOL. You have zero idea what you're talking...

LOL. You have zero idea what you're talking about.
02-16-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Eric F

Basically...If you're fit and rich, this is for...

Basically...If you're fit and rich, this is for you!
02-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,375
Posted By Eric F

Sounds to me like you are doing it exactly right....

Sounds to me like you are doing it exactly right.

I recently retired my old bike and got something much newer. It has made me 0% faster...and that's just fine. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Eric F

Oh, damn. I hadn't compared current prices. I...

Oh, damn. I hadn't compared current prices. I was expecting the 2021 to be more like $5k.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Eric F

I started riding road bikes seriously in the late...

I started riding road bikes seriously in the late 1990s. I know a little about bikes. This past December, I bought a 3-year-old bike that does not have either Di2 or disc brakes. Guess what? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Eric F

I expect you will see almost no difference...

I expect you will see almost no difference (except maybe paint color) between a 2019 and 2021 model of the same bike, equipped with the same level of components. The bike industry moves like...
02-15-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I...

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I intended when I left the house. My first thought was to just roll some easy laps around the Rose Bowl loop and head home. However, the headwind on...
02-15-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,744
Posted By Eric F

This is like criticizing a Formula 1 car for not...

This is like criticizing a Formula 1 car for not having a place to put groceries or a baby seat.
02-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,871
Posted By Eric F

Your "judgement" is not based on facts or...

Your "judgement" is not based on facts or evidence specific to actual CF bicycle frames in the real world.

EDIT: Here's some input from a few people familiar with carbon fiber in bicycle...
02-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,871
Posted By Eric F

This may be the most compelling argument I've...

This may be the most compelling argument I've seen, so far.
02-13-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington...

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington Dr.-Sierra Madre has been the basis of a significant part of my riding since I became a roadie in the late '90s. Most often, the loop gets extended east...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By Eric F

That looks better, not worse. :lol:

That looks better, not worse. :lol:
02-12-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Eric F

Usually it's just water, with a gel or two in my...

Usually it's just water, with a gel or two in my pocket. However, a lot of my rides these days include a social stop with refreshments. In my racer-boy days, I preferred 1/2 gatorade 1/2 water in...
02-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,744
Posted By Eric F

Exactly. Personal preferences like aesthetics...

Exactly. Personal preferences like aesthetics are completely subjective. Unfortunately, some people allow their preferences to interfere with objective reasoning.
02-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,127
Posted By Eric F

I was today years old when I found out that this...

I was today years old when I found out that this is a feature that needs to be turned on.
02-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,744
Posted By Eric F

2 years from now, I will have a 20-year-old...

2 years from now, I will have a 20-year-old carbon-framed bike. Except for the diminished power of the motor, it performs exactly as it did when it was new.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By Eric F

So does the middle pocket of my jersey....and it...

So does the middle pocket of my jersey....and it doesn't spoil the look of my beautiful bike.

Let's not get started about the current trend for handlebar bags :twitchy:
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By Eric F

"What is it worth?" Exactly what you paid for it....

"What is it worth?" Exactly what you paid for it. If you are able to sell it for a different amount, it will be worth exactly that much. if you paid a premium because of the name on the downtube, you...
02-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,127
Posted By Eric F

Is there an "assembled IKEA furniture" option on...

Is there an "assembled IKEA furniture" option on Strava?
02-11-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,297
Posted By Eric F

Oh, boy.

Oh, boy.
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 670
Posted By Eric F

Despite my love of their music, I've always been...

Despite my love of their music, I've always been a little unclear if they are fighting for or against Foo.
02-10-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,347
Posted By Eric F

That's a beautiful and classic machine. I love...

That's a beautiful and classic machine. I love that the cloth bar tape tells the story that this is a bike that has been ridden - as it deserves to be - not kept as a show piece. Thanks for sharing...
02-09-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,744
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^ is pathetically simplistic and willfully...

This ^^^ is pathetically simplistic and willfully ignorant.

There's a reason why CF can be found in a multitude of high performance applications - sports, automotive, aircraft, etc., etc. - it's...
02-09-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,744
Posted By Eric F

This is your opinion, not a fact. I've ridden...

This is your opinion, not a fact. I've ridden and raced bikes make of steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber, in the dirt and on the road. The top of my list for favorites is all CF. This is...
02-08-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Eric F

LMAO - I just shot Diet Pepsi out of my nose. My...

LMAO - I just shot Diet Pepsi out of my nose. My desk needed a wipe-down anyway.

I guess I'm one of the 11.
02-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel...

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel Canyon/Lopez Canyon loop-->Montrose. 61+ miles total. This is my longest ride since returning to the bike a little more than a year ago....
02-04-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...It seems to me that, for over a century,...

Hmmm...It seems to me that, for over a century, people have been working on how humans can power a bicycle most efficiently. While I agree with your point that each rider should find a position that...
Forum: Introductions
02-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Eric F

Cheers from So Cal! :)

Cheers from So Cal! :)
02-02-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,714
Posted By Eric F

Depends on the user, and what you're trying to...

Depends on the user, and what you're trying to get out of it. I haven't found it a mess at all. Personally, my schedule demands that almost all weekday rides are in the evening. Not being a fan of...
01-31-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

I hung up my bike in '04, after my youngest...

I hung up my bike in '04, after my youngest daughter was born. I had been racing for about a dozen years, and was kind of burned out. Besides, continuing to ride at that level was not compatible...
01-30-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Eric F

I definitely agree about riding in/with traffic. ...

I definitely agree about riding in/with traffic. If you're not comfortable in that environment, this part of PCH is not for you.
01-30-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
Posted By Eric F

On weekdays (with rare exception), I either ride...

On weekdays (with rare exception), I either ride my trainer or I don't ride. Such are the demands of being a family guy and a business owner. The Zwift app has made trainer sessions tolerable, and...
01-30-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 143,628
Posted By Eric F

I bought this one just before Christmas from a...

I bought this one just before Christmas from a guy in Las Vegas. It's been a really joy to get familiar with. I also like the fact that it's not like anyone else's bike :)
01-30-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Eric F

A buddy and I rode PCH, from Topanga to past the...

A buddy and I rode PCH, from Topanga to past the Ventura Co. Line and back, a couple of weeks ago. Other than a lot of cars going by you pretty fast, it was all very rideable. There were few...
01-30-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 143,628
Posted By Eric F

'18 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum (Record, ENVE...

'18 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum (Record, ENVE 3.4).
https://i.imgur.com/RQ2y8BY.jpg
01-30-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,379
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...
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