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09-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,534
Posted By CAT7RDR

Because the bike manufacturers supply the bikes...

Because the bike manufacturers supply the bikes to the pro teams as part of their marketing strategy? If Trek or Specialized wanted to bring back steel bikes to the masses, they could R+D awesome...
09-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 969
Posted By CAT7RDR

I admit to using a 24-34 combo riding up to the...

I admit to using a 24-34 combo riding up to the Ski Lifts on Mt Baldy Rd on my MTB. So yes, 15% grades makes a triple come in handy.
09-22-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,962
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: Funny, I was going on more hilly hikes...

To the OP: Funny, I was going on more hilly hikes and dog walks due to extreme heat and smoke. Rode 38 miles and climbed 5K ft for my first ride in two weeks and it was a damn struggle. I now realize...
09-20-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was...

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was sluggish. Good air quality and dozens of mtn bikers and road cyclists out and about in Turnbull Cyn. Managed a slow 38 miles and 5K of climb....
09-13-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,667
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can...

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can see the allure. Some of the pics posted on BF are nothing short of epic! The scenery alone is worth consideration. I do not see myself buying another...
09-12-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in...

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in 24 hours. I am going for a power walk with a N95 industrial mask and see if I can manage not to fog up my glasses or have eye irritation. A bike ride...
09-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog...

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog one mile and eyes started to tear up. Can't fathom a long bike ride would not cause a lot of sinus-lung irritation.
09-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,679
Posted By CAT7RDR

Guys like that usually have a long history of...

Guys like that usually have a long history of anger related crimes. Doubt it is limited to MUPS.
09-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,303
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty...

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty whities like the pros do. ;)
09-07-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By CAT7RDR

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.
09-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 996
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill...

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill repeats on a local canyon road and climbed 9,156 ft in 55 miles. If I had planned my liquids and nutrition better, I think 10K will be possible when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,235
Posted By CAT7RDR

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a...

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a try next time on my Peloton. I had a set of Michelin Sport Radials on my sports coupe and they lasted 80K miles and still had some mileage left on them....
09-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull...

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull Cyn. Just one mulie deer today but perfect morning before the heat comes back for the weekend. 111F forecasted for Sat/Sun. About two dozen riders out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,235
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents...

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents what tire you choose to go faster? So what I lose some watts. I'm in it for my health and with arthritic hands, the last thing I want to do is be...
08-31-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped...

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped a chain and went over a curb and landed upside down on the side of my head, neck and back. My Camelbak still had water in it and also took some of...
08-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed...

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed metatarsal pads and an arthritic left knee. Glad to be back on the bike after some rehab and getting a pair of insoles with a proper arch and metatarsal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,851
Posted By CAT7RDR

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn...

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn glad just to complete a hard climb. The mountains keep on giving back the more I ascend.

Do you find yourself getting lost in the beauty of a...
08-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel...

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel set/cassette to go with those new tires just to make it simple and not have to go through the bother of changing tires. :thumb:
08-21-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By CAT7RDR

I think the air quality is really poor right now...

I think the air quality is really poor right now in the San Gabriels due to the Ranch2 Fire.
08-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into...

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into cycling in much of So Cal lately except for that coastal strand between Oceanside and Cabrillo. Looks rather enticing and I have not been down there to...
08-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By CAT7RDR

My body mass is 2.78 and I average over 100 ft of...

My body mass is 2.78 and I average over 100 ft of climb per mile. I hated and avoided hills/mountains when I first started riding in 2015 and now I go out of my way to find hills. I alternate between...
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Headed out from home at 0500 to checkout my...

Headed out from home at 0500 to checkout my lighting system and beat the heat. Caught the sunrise in Turnbull Canyon but no deer today just a dead coyote that was not wily nor Wile E.

Looped back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By CAT7RDR

The Great American Ape is no fairy tale. Glad you...

The Great American Ape is no fairy tale. Glad you made it back to your car. :D
08-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,555
Posted By CAT7RDR

I finally realized a use for a third tire lever...

I finally realized a use for a third tire lever with Gatorskins.
08-14-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ +1 on the freeway access points. I find too...

^^^^^ +1 on the freeway access points. I find too many fatalities nationwide in these conditions. Sometimes they are difficult to avoid without going several miles out of your way. Case in point...
08-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Kind of par for the course in SoCal? Glad...

^^^^^ Kind of par for the course in SoCal? Glad it was nothing more. Drivers who intentionally create close passes are sadistic. I ponder that some of the hit and runs were flat out intentional....
08-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,973
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told,...

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told, you could get two amazing vintage steel bikes for that amount of coin if you knew bikes. Since you likely do not, overpay for that shiny carbon piece...
08-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,591
Posted By CAT7RDR

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures...

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures circling, I get the hint.
08-06-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me...

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me 32 miles to get to the south base of GMR. More of a challenge for me with some miles on my legs. Oh well, 80 miles and 6.7K ft of climb on a glorious...
08-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,975
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am...

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am at 60 miles and call it my metric brick.
08-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By CAT7RDR

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the...

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the safest. A distracted driver not expecting cyclists 200 yards from a left turn lane sounds higher risk.
08-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,131
Posted By CAT7RDR

There is one thing that scares me more than...

There is one thing that scares me more than sustained triple digit heat; it is the electric bill from running the AC that goes with it.

So after your 100*+ rides, how do you cool off?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By CAT7RDR

I hate raccoons! Little bast@@@@ hiss and even...

I hate raccoons! Little bast@@@@ hiss and even swipe at me from a wood fence I frequently walk by. Hope you get well soon and get back at it.
07-31-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By CAT7RDR

They were once where you are at and empathize...

They were once where you are at and empathize with you. They also see your potential and realize you are not that far off their pace. Stick with it. Without new members joining, group slowly die....
07-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By CAT7RDR

See a Doc. It is NOT always cause and effect and...

See a Doc. It is NOT always cause and effect and might be something entirely different than you think. My first thought was to R/O a sports hernia.
07-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you find yourself in the OC, it is worth...

If you find yourself in the OC, it is worth trekking the 1984 Olympic Road Course in Mission Viejo and you can easily connect with El Toro Rd-Santiago Cyn Rd, Live Oak Cyn-Trabuco Cyn,...
07-26-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By CAT7RDR

I once used a Pro-form treadmill for about 10...

I once used a Pro-form treadmill for about 10 years. Thought I was in pretty good shape until I took up hiking in the hills/mountains. Treadmills give you the illusion of fitness IMHO. Hiking and...
07-24-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Needed some saddle time so rode my beach loop...

Needed some saddle time so rode my beach loop using the SGRT and SART. Sun came out as I stopped for a cookie break at doggy beach. What's with the e-fatbikes with 5+" treads buzzing the MUPS at 25...
07-24-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,568
Posted By CAT7RDR

+1 on wider tires. Just going to 28 mm from 25 mm...

+1 on wider tires. Just going to 28 mm from 25 mm made a significant difference with road vibration and cornering. My 29er with 2.2 treads is a blast on roady downhills.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By CAT7RDR

All things being equal in the quality department,...

All things being equal in the quality department, I concur. A good pair of bibs are superior in every way except cost.
07-23-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By CAT7RDR

One less desirable place to ride if you love your...

One less desirable place to ride if you love your bikes.
https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a21074245/why-chip-seal-is-absolute-worst-surface-for-road-riding/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,023
Posted By CAT7RDR

Once worked for a Mercedes dealer and found out...

Once worked for a Mercedes dealer and found out informally that the markup from manufacturing cost to MSRP was 100%. I carry that thought with me when shopping for cycling attire. I imagine the...
07-20-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By CAT7RDR

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.
07-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hit the road at 0500 from home and headed on over...

Hit the road at 0500 from home and headed on over to catch sunrise over Tonner Canyon riding on Grand into Chino Hills. Looped around Chino Hills climbing Chino Hills Pkwy and Eucalyptus before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,988
Posted By CAT7RDR

Unless you are 150 lbs and already a solid...

Unless you are 150 lbs and already a solid climber, in the SoCal area, it is always a benefit to have a 34:34 possibility when you hit extended grades of 8+% for several miles. $200 is a bargain to...
07-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,048
Posted By CAT7RDR

Fresh legs always make my bikes better climbers.

Fresh legs always make my bikes better climbers.
07-15-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode up to the Hwy 39 Lookout again past the...

Rode up to the Hwy 39 Lookout again past the Crystal Lake Rd turn. I could hear some heavy equipment off in the distance further up Hwy 39. Refilled my water bottles at the spring on the descent....
07-13-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sorry, for your flats to be statistically...

Sorry, for your flats to be statistically significant we will need a multiple regress analysis to show correlations. :D
07-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,057
Posted By CAT7RDR

I spend a lot of time on ridewithgps creating my...

I spend a lot of time on ridewithgps creating my own routes from home. I have created a few dozen routes with variance to keep me from getting burned out. As mentioned, sometimes I just have to leave...
07-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whenever someone mentions chest pain, I would...

Whenever someone mentions chest pain, I would encourage him to seek medical attention. When dehydrated my pulse will increase, but I have no chest pain.
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