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Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,015
Posted By parity

Save yourself $20 and practice doing the cobra...

Save yourself $20 and practice doing the cobra yoga pose. However, if you want to get lower on your bike. This won't do anything for you, you should stretch your ham strings and strengthen your core.
10-31-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By parity

I don't have much details but I saw the aftermath...

I don't have much details but I saw the aftermath when I was descending Page Mill after climbing W. Alpine. From what I heard, the car turned left and the cyclists went into the car, not able to stop...
09-16-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By parity

Levi's Granfondo Ticket

I have a ticket for Levi's Granfondo for sale if anyone is interested. $135 + transfer fee split between both parties. The transfer fee is $50 and increasing to $75 on the 18th. PM me if you're...
08-25-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By parity

I'll be racing Winters RR. I like the course and...

I'll be racing Winters RR. I like the course and hopefully can do as well as I did last year or better. Also the down town area is pretty nice for a post race lunch.
06-28-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By parity

Climb to Kaiser is tougher. The majority of the...

Climb to Kaiser is tougher. The majority of the climbing is front loaded. So you basically end up paying for it, if you go out too hard. Kaiser pass is the halfway point and the majority of climbing...
06-25-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By parity

Disc brakes? I'd probably prefer a lighter bike...

Disc brakes? I'd probably prefer a lighter bike with normal caliper brakes. Also the head tube seems kind of tall. And for my personal taste, I am not in love with the swooshy chain stays. The frame...
06-01-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By parity

Once was enough for me. 10 hrs 58 mins. Got the...

Once was enough for me. 10 hrs 58 mins. Got the finisher's jersey. Great ride, all but the last 15 miles.
05-12-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,980
Posted By parity

BTWD swag scored at Foothill & Arastradero. ...

BTWD swag scored at Foothill & Arastradero.

201684

However, I was hoping for a car.
05-12-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By parity

Hope you heal up fast. If you need to panic stop,...

Hope you heal up fast. If you need to panic stop, slide your ass off your saddle all the way back as far as it will go then squeeze the front brake. You can use the rear brake as well but you need to...
04-07-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By parity

San Mateo county police were too busy waiting for...

San Mateo county police were too busy waiting for cyclists not to stop at stop signs to care about a bank robbery.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By parity

If you can get in 10-15 hours a week that's very...

If you can get in 10-15 hours a week that's very good for an amateur. If you want to race you should learn pack riding skills, bike handling skills, how to descend, corner, etc. There is more to bike...
03-14-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,225
Posted By parity

18:27 is a very good time. Any sub-20 time is...

18:27 is a very good time. Any sub-20 time is pretty good. That is what everyone shoots for. However, its still slower the the best times:
...
03-10-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By parity

The Alto Velo B ride is easier. In the beginning,...

The Alto Velo B ride is easier. In the beginning, the B ride usually takes a similar course as the Spectrum ride. And the Spectrum ride passes the B ride like its standing still.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By parity

This one?

This one?
02-08-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By parity

Where people usually get dropped is on...

Where people usually get dropped is on Arastradero and on Canada on one of the rollers, and possibly Alpine if you're hanging off the back after Arastradero. Some people wait at the top of Alpine &...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By parity

Is fairwheelbikes paying you to rave about these...

Is fairwheelbikes paying you to rave about these on every bike forum? This is the 3rd forum I have seen these pics with the same text, posted by you.
10-14-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By parity

Once restored they should have a bike race up the...

Once restored they should have a bike race up the mountain like Mount Diablo to raise funds. I hope they save the cube too. They should also charge cars for going up/parking.
10-01-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By parity

I was thinking of doing the same route. :) I live...

I was thinking of doing the same route. :) I live in Palo Alto and was thinking of heading back the same way. I am glad I RSVP'd in time, I think I am one of the last to sign up.
09-23-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By parity

Probably the most I have done is an hour and a...

Probably the most I have done is an hour and a half. But this year I think I'll do more work on the rollers if it rains on the weekends. On the weekends I usually suck it up and ride in the rain and...
09-01-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By parity

I have had plenty of similar experiences around...

I have had plenty of similar experiences around the Bay Area. I should start carrying a small camera in my pocket so I can take a picture of their face and license plate. Its too hard to fumble with...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By parity

I use a plastic film roll container. Remember...

I use a plastic film roll container. Remember those things? Small and fits in your jersey pocket without taking up too much space. Easy to remove and put the cap back on while riding too.
08-04-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By parity

I'll be there, I'll only being doing 46 miles too.

I'll be there, I'll only being doing 46 miles too.
06-17-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By parity

It sounds like the Death Valley Stage Race is...

It sounds like the Death Valley Stage Race is what you are looking for.

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9199

Stage One - 55 miles, 8,200' of climbing, nearly flat finish...
06-15-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By parity

I will be racing it, in the M35+ 4/5 A field. I...

I will be racing it, in the M35+ 4/5 A field. I will also be racing every weekend in August. :)
06-11-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,657
Posted By parity

I guess so obvious that the OP didn't need to ask...

I guess so obvious that the OP didn't need to ask or probably hasn't read anything on training with power. Or have you been waiting all day to post that cliché.
06-11-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,657
Posted By parity

This should help you decide: ...

This should help you decide:

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/how-aero-is-aero-19273

If you scroll to the bottom, the biggest advantage is clip on areo bars. Everything else is marginal. ...
06-11-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By parity

When I am carrying one bike, I put it inside the...

When I am carrying one bike, I put it inside the car. I take the front wheel off and put the bike in "back seat". Its slides in between the front and back seat. There is a couple of advantages to...
06-11-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By parity

I just did some googling, and it seems like a...

I just did some googling, and it seems like a common problem with yakima racks.

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/general-discussion/41493-yakima-racks-stolen.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By parity

From http://kscycling.org/results/ this is the...

From http://kscycling.org/results/ this is the race schedule:

http://74.53.192.226/~kscyc1in/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010_KCMETRO_Race_Schedule.pdf

Seems like plenty of races.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By parity

From http://kscycling.org/results/ this is the...

From http://kscycling.org/results/ this is the race schedule:

http://74.53.192.226/~kscyc1in/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010_KCMETRO_Race_Schedule.pdf

Seems like plenty of races.
03-05-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By parity

If I am doing intervals and fairly short on time...

If I am doing intervals and fairly short on time I will descend OLH. However I won't descend it if the road is wet because of the tar snakes.
01-05-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By parity

Sandbaggers.

Sandbaggers.
12-10-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,597
Posted By parity

This year I did it in 9 hour 14 mins total time....

This year I did it in 9 hour 14 mins total time. Dunno if I will do it again, this was the 3rd time I have done it. Great ride but for anyone who has done the Death Ride should try Climb to Kaiser....
10-10-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,280
Posted By parity

18:52 for me, my previous best was like ~20:30.

18:52 for me, my previous best was like ~20:30.
10-05-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By parity

Red and white SugarCRM kit. I ride a Parlee.

Red and white SugarCRM kit. I ride a Parlee.
10-05-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By parity

This year I knew would be the year I would do it...

This year I knew would be the year I would do it in a sub 60 time. I was in the 3rd wave which I found troubling since I would be behind a lot of riders that I would end up passing. It was mostly...
09-27-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By parity

Maybe they can use some of the money they get to...

Maybe they can use some of the money they get to repave the bottom. The pot holes are large enough to swallow your bike whole.
09-18-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,267
Posted By parity

First off, I would fight it despite everyone...

First off, I would fight it despite everyone else's 'you will lose' attitude. For these two simple reasons:

1) You win if the police doesn't file a response to your written declaration.

2) If...
08-22-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By parity

Just make sure to leave your nukes at home. Santa...

Just make sure to leave your nukes at home. Santa Cruz is a nuclear free zone. And they don't take too kindly to nuclear powered bikes either.
07-13-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,265
Posted By parity

Completed my third death ride. Total time was 9...

Completed my third death ride. Total time was 9 hours 14 mins and ride time was 8 hours 40 mins. Congrats to all of those who finished.
07-09-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By parity

This is one that is on my to do list. I've driven...

This is one that is on my to do list. I've driven to the top in a rented Jeep Wrangler. When I was there last year it was during the Iron Man. Some guy on a road bike rode to the top. When I met him,...
07-07-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,265
Posted By parity

In my opinion, this is bad advise. From my...

In my opinion, this is bad advise. From my experience if you are sick, the best thing to do is rest until you are better. Trying to ride through it or even "bailing when its gets painful" will...
07-06-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By parity

Here are some routes: ...

Here are some routes:

http://bikemaster.home.att.net/routes/index.htm
http://www.paloaltobicycles.com/bay_area_rides.html
http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/resources/BA_Climbs.html...
06-28-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By parity

That last 15 miles killed me. Its one of the few...

That last 15 miles killed me. Its one of the few times I ever seriously considered SAGing in. The only thing that kept me going was the thought that I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I...
06-24-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By parity

Isn't that the short description of all velopromo...

Isn't that the short description of all velopromo road races?
06-16-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,676
Posted By parity

No results yet, they'll be posted here I think: ...

No results yet, they'll be posted here I think:

http://www.altovelo.org/pescadero.php
06-14-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,676
Posted By parity

I was in a SugarCRM (red/white) kit. My club is...

I was in a SugarCRM (red/white) kit. My club is the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club.
06-14-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,265
Posted By parity

I have never been able to mentally do 4x. And...

I have never been able to mentally do 4x. And since I have done the Death Ride twice I found it wasn't needed. After 3 I am cooked and just want to put everything in the car and just drive home. Plus...
06-14-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,676
Posted By parity

It was a fun race and I came in 18th. On the...

It was a fun race and I came in 18th. On the first lap as previously mentioned two guys went off road off the second descent. I put in a short lived attack at the bottom of Haskins but was caught and...
06-12-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,676
Posted By parity

I'll be in SugarCRM/LGBRC kit. I think there is...

I'll be in SugarCRM/LGBRC kit. I think there is no one else from my club racing 4B.
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