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10-08-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By DiabloScott

Here's my officially branded segment for The...

Here's my officially branded segment for The Challenge
https://www.strava.com/segments/16142858

Everybody in the top 16 is either a pro during one of the Amgen stages, or an elite rider doing a...
10-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By ztmlgr

I rode by yesterday. Work looks to be all done...

I rode by yesterday. Work looks to be all done and a good portion of the roadway has been nicely repaved and smooth.
...
10-02-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By ztmlgr

The message changed again today. Not sure who's...

The message changed again today. Not sure who's changing it or to whom the message is directed. :) I rode through today and the road was completely open with no "guard", no "road closed" signs, and...
09-28-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By caloso

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I...

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I finally got a 1-hour t-shirt a few years ago. One of my most prized cycling mementos.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,132
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe there can be a difference between the...

I believe there can be a difference between the legal obligation and simply being a good company. Yes, Specialized wasn't required to anything more than simply cancel all with Mike's. But those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,132
Posted By 79pmooney

Specialized has a long history of not being a...

Specialized has a long history of not being a welcome player in the bike world. I was oblivious to this until I read of the law team contracted by Specialized going after a small shop in a small town...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,132
Posted By PeteHski

Of course they had a choice. Presumably those...

Of course they had a choice. Presumably those bikes had been ordered by Mike's when they were still a Specialized dealer right? The money is available to pay for them, so Specialized could have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,132
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Specialized should have delivered on the existing...

Specialized should have delivered on the existing orders, and not taken new ones.
This shows no respect for its customers.
They have a history of aggressive business tactics,
remember their attack...
08-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,048
Posted By frogman

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley....

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley. Getting tired of breathing the smoky air :( I haven't yet but tomorrow I will wear my N95 mask for a ride and see how
it goes.

cthenn, thanks...
08-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By shrimp123

rode up from mission->Palomares yesterday : was...

rode up from mission->Palomares yesterday : was OK, except just before the turn. Too much bendy unlaned road.

rode down palomares->mission today : DO NOT take that. please.... as cthenn commented,...
07-30-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By spdntrxi

Patterson pass getting chipseal'd for the next...

Patterson pass getting chipseal'd for the next week or so, they probably use the same rough gravel crap they did on Cross Rd. PP Road race is happening soon too.
07-30-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By curbtender

Widening the walkway at 101 and Sir Francis...

Widening the walkway at 101 and Sir Francis Drake. Looks like they are running cantilevers and at some point it will close to finish path....
07-27-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By DiabloScott

Harold Brown - he was sentenced to two years and...

Harold Brown - he was sentenced to two years and I think did one. I know some folks that went to his sentencing. He almost didn't get caught at all, but the police did have a pretty good manhunt.
07-26-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Korina

I hear you, cthenn . Years ago we had a...

I hear you, cthenn . Years ago we had a well-known local bike commuter killed by an idiot. Early one morning the idiot got distracted and drove across two empty highway lanes and a 10' shoulder to...
07-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I stopped at the fire station drinking fountain...

I stopped at the fire station drinking fountain today, water is on. Not the nice bottle filler like the Temple has, but it will fill a bottle just fine.
07-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By blt

To be clear to anyone reading the thread, the...

To be clear to anyone reading the thread, the East Bay Times article and the police report imbedded in the Tweet imbedded in the article make clear that Knapp got hit about 1/4 mile north of N....
07-20-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I haven’t ever used it so I don’t know if it is...

I haven’t ever used it so I don’t know if it is turned on, but there is a drinking fountain in front of the fire station a quarter mile west of Robert’s on 84. It is visible on google street view. ...
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,048
Posted By caloso

We were in Tahoe this weekend and got a...

We were in Tahoe this weekend and got a spectacular view of the pyrocumulonimbus from Ellis Peak. Lucky for the folks at the lake that the wind pushed all the smoke NE. Not so lucky for folks in...
07-18-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,624
Posted By genejockey

On today's ride, I saw a group of 3 riders,...

On today's ride, I saw a group of 3 riders, pulled over by a motorcycle cop on Portola just beyond the junction with Sand Hill. I imagine the blew the stop sign for the right turn off of Portola...
07-17-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By curbtender

https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-...

https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-news/2021-04-23-i-80-six-bridges-project-magazine-street-overcrossing-closing-starting-thursday-april-29#:~:text=Caltrans%20plans%20to%20close%20Magaz...
07-13-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy...

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy Valley is closed from Bear Creek Rd to the first haripin from this Thursday until Halloween. They are just taking bids on the Pinehurst project (at the...
07-04-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By ztmlgr

I rode GP today around 2-3 PM and it was closed...

I rode GP today around 2-3 PM and it was closed to vehicles from Skyline to Centennial. I just rode around the blockade and nobody said anything. Great to have a car-free Grizzly Peak with the entire...
06-18-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By ksryder

I like how the headline makes it sound like the...

I like how the headline makes it sound like the mountain lion closed the trail, not the county officials.

I'm just picturing an officious-looking mountain lion in a short-sleeve button up shirt...
04-03-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By DiabloScott

That is the strangest story. Weird manner and...

That is the strangest story. Weird manner and weird location for organized bike thievery.
02-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By BenRidin

I for one don't like to cross Diablo Rd on that...

I for one don't like to cross Diablo Rd on that blind corner to get to Alameda Diablo. Nor do I want to ride against the traffic on the bike path to access it. Calle Arroyo just makes more sense to...
01-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By tyrion

Caltrans bike highway survey

https://d4bikehighwaystudy.org/

Caltrans Bay Area researching bike highways. I'm assuming (perhaps naively) that if a lot of people participate in the above survey is will indicate interest in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,178
Posted By jleeg

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.
09-15-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By wgscott

We got electricity back. There has been a...

We got electricity back. There has been a massive PGE deployment for the last 4 weeks
09-12-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was...

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was gone for about 10 days.). Most of the area I live in is a disaster.
09-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By Korina

Here are a couple of actual photos from the...

Here are a couple of actual photos from the Humboldt Bay area:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x552/mothra__77cbd4faa180a2dd0ced6b40dc7a8776c3c23e55.jpg
The Arcata Plaza,...
09-10-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By 2cam16

Nope. Not in my area. Another no-ride day for me....

Nope. Not in my area. Another no-ride day for me. Ash was falling this morning. AQ is still high on numbers and it looks and smells ugly outside. Yesterday was how it looked, today is how it feels...
09-09-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By 77Eric

Agree completely w/cthenn. I donít care what the...

Agree completely w/cthenn. I donít care what the AQI is - no way Iím riding outside under these conditions (I live in Oakland).
09-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Yeah I'm going to start looking into air...

Yeah I'm going to start looking into air purifiers today. Even if this current issue resolves soon (and that's a big "if,") I'm sure I'll be glad to have it the next time we get hit by wildfire...
09-01-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By Pavol Stromcek

Totally agree - AirNow is useless because of the...

Totally agree - AirNow is useless because of the one- to two-hour lag time, and Purple Air is infinitely more useful to us cyclists because it gives you localized and regularly updated readings for...
08-31-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By Pavol Stromcek

I don't know, I'm honestly a bit skeptical about...

I don't know, I'm honestly a bit skeptical about Purple Air's LRAPA conversion. There are times when it seems to paint a much rosier picture than what I'm actually smelling and seeing when I step...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,968
Posted By DrIsotope

My guess would be that the Peleton shows a bigger...

My guess would be that the Peleton shows a bigger number because bigger power numbers make people feel better. The 4iiii doesn't care about your feelings.

You've also got "new power meter fever"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in...

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in 1999.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,149
Posted By MoAlpha

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume." ...

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume."

Cheers, mate.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,149
Posted By prj71

Your buddies were right. It is overpriced. ...

Your buddies were right. It is overpriced.

And why do we have to say "cycling kit". Hate that. How about just saying jersey and shorts?

Do you get up in the morning and get dressed for work and...
07-16-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By tFUnK

Just to reiterate you will need a 11t specific...

Just to reiterate you will need a 11t specific locking.
07-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By HillRider

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11...

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11 to 13 shift will probably not be very good. If you are not rushed it will shift adequately but probably not under load. BTW, I'm also a big fan of...
07-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By cpach

The teeth are shaped for specific combinations so...

The teeth are shaped for specific combinations so the new combo will shift definitely worse, but it will fit and may or may not feel acceptable.
07-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By trailangel

No problem using 11t instead of 12t..... but you...

No problem using 11t instead of 12t..... but you probably will need the lockring that goes with the 11t.... not the 12t lockring.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,072
Posted By smashndash

Straight pull doesnít allow any flexibility with...

Straight pull doesnít allow any flexibility with lacing, so my wheelset was 2x both sides. I would recommend going 2x both sides. You get more torsional stiffness that way. Ie there are more spokes...
07-15-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,298
Posted By ljsense

I can't take this thread anymore. This case...

I can't take this thread anymore.

This case comes down to a well-educated attorney who experienced frustration after buying a pair of bicycles and decided to make spurious accusations against the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,389
Posted By WhyFi

It's the same ol' thing - math showing that...

It's the same ol' thing - math showing that increasing rotating mass doesn't affect average speed very much... and I actually agree with that. Where I disagree is that, IMO, this always overlooks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,389
Posted By rubiksoval

Or you could just learn how to properly ride and...

Or you could just learn how to properly ride and brake. It's not like we haven't been using carbon rims and rim brakes for the last two decades...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,389
Posted By rubiksoval

"Unless you're accelerating." So...yeah,...

"Unless you're accelerating."

So...yeah, I'll go with the light weight wheelsets. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By canklecat

I know Europeans love roundabouts but Americans...

I know Europeans love roundabouts but Americans don't know how to use them. I hate 'em and avoid them whenever possible. There's one near the main drag of the popular MUP and if there's even a single...
07-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,298
Posted By ljsense

This is just a giant troll. The guy claims Trek...

This is just a giant troll. The guy claims Trek doesn't offer manuals; in fact, they do, rather extensively. He says they don't have a YouTube channel; they do, with tons of content.

They publish...
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