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09-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,538
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: 995
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.
09-23-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 814
Posted By CAT7RDR

After all the extreme heat and still ongoing...

After all the extreme heat and still ongoing forest fires, I am looking forward to real fall weather but that does not arrive in So Cal until November if at all.
09-23-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By CAT7RDR

Tried an early pre-dawn road ride in the local...

Tried an early pre-dawn road ride in the local canyons a few months ago. Never saw so many rabbits in my life. A few darted in front of me and narrowly missed taking me out at a slow 15 mph. Lights...
09-22-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,992
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,356
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ You might checkout the Training and...

^^^^^ You might checkout the Training and Nutrition sub-forum:
https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,356
Posted By CAT7RDR

FWIW, I will take two of these before a long...

FWIW, I will take two of these before a long ride. Anecdotally, my energy level seems to last the entire 5 hour ride more so than without the supplement.
Some supplements like beet powder also...
09-22-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,451
Posted By CAT7RDR

Checkout Bikes Direct if you are looking for a...

Checkout Bikes Direct if you are looking for a bargain bike. This one caught my eye:
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/gravel-bikes/gravel-x-pro-hydraulic-discbrake-gravel-bikes.htm
09-20-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
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....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,356
Posted By CAT7RDR

ATP and my Mitochondria at peak levels.

ATP and my Mitochondria at peak levels.
09-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

Two mile walk with AQI at 290. Sinuses are...

Two mile walk with AQI at 290. Sinuses are inflamed. Waiting for four filter carbon mask to arrive then will try a bike ride. All of SoCal has poor AQ.

Mammoth Lakes, my go to summer recreation...
09-15-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI down to 315 today from 340. Read that the...

AQI down to 315 today from 340. Read that the Bobcat fire in the San Gabriel Mtns will not be contained until October 30. Ordered a four filter mask online for industrial use that I will give a try....
09-14-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 320 right now in the East SGV. Stuck between...

AQI 320 right now in the East SGV. Stuck between the Puente Hills/San Jose Hills and surrounded by the San Gabriel Mtns. Have not seen it this bad since I choked on the 1970's LA smog. Need a strong...
09-13-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

No ride today but did a local moderate 10K hike...

No ride today but did a local moderate 10K hike in the Puente Hills with AQI of 231 and smokey. No breathing issues but did develop a mild headache immediately after finishing. I Imagine a longer...
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...
09-12-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By CAT7RDR

No locks for me. Ever since I had my Schwinn...

No locks for me. Ever since I had my Schwinn Varsity stolen circa 1980, my bikes go in the restroom with me. Otherwise, I do not stop anywhere unless in a group for outdoor dining like the Grizley...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By CAT7RDR

+1 Find a medium arch insole with a metatarsal...

+1 Find a medium arch insole with a metatarsal pad built into it. Worked wonders for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Sole-Performance-Medium-Insole-Womens/dp/B0741GJFHD?ref_=ast_sto_dp
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By CAT7RDR

Bike Therapy is a helluva a lot better for you...

Bike Therapy is a helluva a lot better for you than Big Pharma for existential depression. I am not including Major Depression where people would be so gravely disabled they would not be able to ride...
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,380
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only mistake is buying a higher end bike then...

The only mistake is buying a higher end bike then Not riding it.
09-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,625
Posted By CAT7RDR

The Bobcat Fire has left a floating cloud of...

The Bobcat Fire has left a floating cloud of brown over me with falling ash. I go on shorter walks but really do not want to breath in wildfire residue. AQI today is 175. Ash particles and other...
09-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By CAT7RDR

Found this perusing the interwebs. Looks...

Found this perusing the interwebs.

Looks like a fun and interesting ride of 60-70 miles.

https://www.kensbikeski.com/articles/route-25-clear-around-clear-lake-pg639.htm
...
09-08-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By CAT7RDR

For the 50F's I will wear a L/S thermal jersey...

For the 50F's I will wear a L/S thermal jersey with a full zipper or a 180 degree wind jacket. Any more than that and I heat up too much, get wet with sweat, and will get too cold on descents. Of...
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. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By CAT7RDR

Woolite Delicate? No experience with it but it is...

Woolite Delicate? No experience with it but it is wool after all.
09-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just an FYI: Angeles National Forest is being...

Just an FYI: Angeles National Forest is being shutdown completely beginning today until Sept 14 per USFS. In So Cal the San Bernardino Natl Forest and Cleveland Natl Forest are also closed until Sept...
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By CAT7RDR

Claims 100% Vermont. Just ordered a second...

Claims 100% Vermont. Just ordered a second bottle. A lot cheaper then gels. 32 oz for $15.
FYI: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00248E7ZK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By CAT7RDR

Vermont. Goes down easy, gives a nice quick kick...

Vermont. Goes down easy, gives a nice quick kick in energy and some electrolytes too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By CAT7RDR

Organic Dark Maple Syrup in a flask.

Organic Dark Maple Syrup in a flask.
09-07-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^ Only forecasted to be 95F today but smoke...

^^^^ Only forecasted to be 95F today but smoke clouds overhead and ash on the cars. This royally sucks a$$. Walked my dog only one mile and my eyes started to itch then burn. Oh well, guess some core...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,236
Posted By CAT7RDR

Listen here Sonny! :50: Uh, I forgot what I was...

Listen here Sonny! :50: Uh, I forgot what I was going to say next. Mother, where are my bifocals? Oh crud, I'm still wearing them? I've been using Gatorbacks on my IROC since the 80's.
09-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Negative on the bibs/shorts. I am still...

^^^^^ Negative on the bibs/shorts. I am still looking for affordable ($100 range) non-thermal bib knickers with similar compression as 2XU.
09-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have thermal long sleeve compression tops and...

I have thermal long sleeve compression tops and thermal tights. These are for cold mornings under 40F and you will heat up quick so they are better for cold morning hikes. I have 2XU singlets and...
09-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By CAT7RDR

It is the finest piece of work I have ever seen...

It is the finest piece of work I have ever seen in a bike cycling garment! Ever! GOAT!!! The Rapha Elitists must invite you too their clubhouse immediately to share your backstory.

On the other...
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...
09-05-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have started taking organic maple syrup in a...

I have started taking organic maple syrup in a flask with me recently for the sucrose and electrolytes. It is easy for me to digest, easy to carry, and provides a nice bump in energy. You can always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,236
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....
09-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,358
Posted By CAT7RDR

So what is the problem that you are attempting to...

So what is the problem that you are attempting to solve? Are you planning heavy haul touring? Climbing the Himalayas? Inquiring minds wants to know. :thumb:
09-04-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

I thought Simple Green was not that great a...

I thought Simple Green was not that great a cleaner, TBH. I found Pine-Sol worked great when I used it after using Simple Green and now continue to use it as my degreaser and deep cleaner.

Any...
09-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 49,709
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: 13,236
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...
09-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 936
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad you are fine. I use a front blinker...

Glad you are fine.

I use a front blinker light and I yell "Bike" when in these type of encounters. Really is amazing how impaired people are or they just do not give a damn about cyclists. Last...
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: 49,709
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:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,072
Posted By CAT7RDR

I solved the mystery of the white shorts cyclist:...

I solved the mystery of the white shorts cyclist:

https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/10/peter-sagan-world-champ-2015.jpg
His 28 mph was a slow recovery...
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