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07-31-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,895
Posted By Beachgrad05

They mail to nearest STORE not your home. Then...

They mail to nearest STORE not your home. Then you go pick up. That is how they shirts worked last year. Be sure to click on link in email to set up where you will be picking up your mug and stem...
07-31-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,323
Posted By Beachgrad05

I am at 477.2 for month as of yesterday. Tonight...

I am at 477.2 for month as of yesterday. Tonight will knock out the last 24+ to hit 500 for Trek Challenge. The silver stem cap will look better on my Domane than the bronze one.
07-12-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 721,141
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years....

I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years. Job changes, long commute, motorcycle accident then hip replacement and shoulder surgery a year apart. After the last surgery in late 2018 I was back...
07-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By Beachgrad05

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I...

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I appreciate your concern. I was likely trying in this instance to not ride in the steeper inner section as I was rather tired on my first ride up GMR to the...
07-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By Beachgrad05

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go....

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go. :innocent: I opted out due to concerns about heat and fact none of my friends wanted to join me. My best time to shack is almost 1:30. I've only...
07-01-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Beachgrad05

My mileage is ahead of any previous year thanks...

My mileage is ahead of any previous year thanks to being able to utilize Zwift and since I use smart trainer and it simulates hills...I am counting the mileage in my totals. My goal this year is...
06-30-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

Most definitely we have some overlap in cycling...

Most definitely we have some overlap in cycling friends. From what I know this was a GOATS ride. A few of my lady friends ride with them. Several of my lady friends rode that route last week. I...
06-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have that route on my ridewithgps and some...

I have that route on my ridewithgps and some friends did it last week.
06-25-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By Beachgrad05

I can only dream about doing the ski lifts right...

I can only dream about doing the ski lifts right now even on my 34-32 combo. I am getting lighter tho so maybe someday it can be more than a dream. Right now getting to Baldy Village is good for...
06-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By Beachgrad05

Hmmm I haven't ridden GMR in a long time. ...

Hmmm

I haven't ridden GMR in a long time. Not since 2018...spring. I ended up having rotator cuff surgery late 2018 and never got around to getting up to GMR once I was reasonably fit enough. ...
06-24-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

There were some fast drivers for sure. I just...

There were some fast drivers for sure. I just needed to get some climbing in and that is closest to house. It was nice to get outside too.
06-22-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

It's only 2.5 miles but the sharp deep corners...

It's only 2.5 miles but the sharp deep corners are tough. I looked at my ride compared to my PR and I was ahead of PR until I stopped the first time. Watching to two markers go up route I was not...
06-22-20, 01:38 PM
06-22-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

On Saturday I rode up to Turnbull Canyon near my...

On Saturday I rode up to Turnbull Canyon near my house and rode up it for third time. It was evident that I had not been riding for the better part of two weeks after my 545 mile week. Oops. I...
06-22-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

I wore red. Don't do dresses. Except when I got...

I wore red. Don't do dresses. Except when I got married. LOL
06-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beachgrad05

I did my personal AIDS/LIFECYCLE from home last...

I did my personal AIDS/LIFECYCLE from home last week since I was out on vacation anyway. I rode 545 miles over 7 days 5/31 thru 6/6. I made a slideshow of my photos from the week.
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04-22-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Beachgrad05

I did it a few weeks ago. For me I was close to...

I did it a few weeks ago. For me I was close to max effort and ended up averaging 160 watts (my FTP is 169). They need to create two categories for women. Right now the ladies in top 5 are...
04-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Beachgrad05

Thanks.

Thanks.
04-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Beachgrad05

I work in social services to I am still going to...

I work in social services to I am still going to work. I was transferred temporarily to our office by Angel Stadium to be call agent for my division. Yesterday was sent back to my normal office to...
03-16-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Beachgrad05

Welcome back to cycling...not just the C/A forum.

Welcome back to cycling...not just the C/A forum.
02-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

Ok...I've lost 17 lbs since 1/5 and 27 lbs since...

Ok...I've lost 17 lbs since 1/5 and 27 lbs since last year. I have signed up for TT race at El Dorado for 3/31! Just racing clock and will do others over rest of season and see how I do.
02-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

I hit 50mph once on downhill in 2015 on the...

I hit 50mph once on downhill in 2015 on the Crusin The Conejo century ride.
02-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Beachgrad05

Thank you for your kind condolences. I did the...

Thank you for your kind condolences. I did the breast cancer 3 day once in honor of my mom who passed from breast cancer in 1988 but breast cancer gets so much $ from fundraising and I have not...
02-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Beachgrad05

Scroll past and don't donate. Easy. Fundraising...

Scroll past and don't donate. Easy. Fundraising via social media isn't going away. Never know who might be touched by the cause and donate.

I try to keep my posts to a minimum and I have...
02-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,457
Posted By Beachgrad05

As of today am down 16 lbs since Jan 1st. ...

As of today am down 16 lbs since Jan 1st.

I have been walking every day at work in AM and PM and have walked at park near my house for a few laps around the 1 mile walking path on days I don't...
02-20-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

Thanks. I get lots of compliments on them from...

Thanks. I get lots of compliments on them from folks. Makes people smile it seems.
02-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Beachgrad05

cisbrane Great job! I use Zwift and my KICKR...

cisbrane Great job! I use Zwift and my KICKR currently for training. When not feasible to ride outside (time constraints....or whatever) I am using TrainingPeaks and custom workouts I created by...
02-19-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Beachgrad05

I agree with tunavic that the long beach Tour de...

I agree with tunavic that the long beach Tour de Cure was not worth it. There was only one perk and that was getting to ride over the Gerald Desmond bridge and take photos. They had awful pit stops...
02-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By Beachgrad05

Training is coming along great. Between outdoor...

Training is coming along great. Between outdoor and Zwift I have nearly 800 miles so far this year. Got my team kit last week and was able to wear it. http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/Shawn1107
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02-18-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By Beachgrad05

The entire reason I have power meters (Stages...

The entire reason I have power meters (Stages left crank) on both my carbon bikes is this. My HR is super low and is NOT a good measure of how hard I might be working on a given ride. I didn't put...
02-18-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,610
Posted By Beachgrad05

ZOMBIE thread. Oops...I missed that part. LOL ...

ZOMBIE thread. Oops...I missed that part. LOL :innocent:
02-18-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,610
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have done the Susan G Komen 3-day. It was...

I have done the Susan G Komen 3-day. It was excruciatingly hard. OMG walking is so much harder than riding a bike. At least for me. Of course I trained very little and I did it in 2008.
...
02-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

I'm down about 25 lbs since last March 2019...and...

I'm down about 25 lbs since last March 2019...and almost 14 since Jan 1st. From last weekend in new AIDS/Lifecycle kit

...
02-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,457
Posted By Beachgrad05

Comparison shot...shortly after I got my road...

Comparison shot...shortly after I got my road bike in April 2012 and now in my new team kit for AIDS/Lifecycle.
...
02-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,457
Posted By Beachgrad05

I think this thread needs an update from me. ...

I think this thread needs an update from me. Well....lots have happened since my last post in April 2015.

My weight ballooned to about 10 lbs less than my worst known weight. :( My last post...
02-10-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Beachgrad05

It's all good. I think that with the adult men it...

It's all good. I think that with the adult men it is hard to tell who is in what race after a bit as they seem to get blended. Think bib color is what differentiates them. I could be wrong on that...
02-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Beachgrad05

I've gone there and watched..and there are a few...

I've gone there and watched..and there are a few groups. As follows: PRO 1, 2 and 3; 4-5's and Masters...plus the kids are in their own groups....boys 14-18, boys 13 and under and Girls 13 and under...
02-10-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

Hope her knee is feeling better soon. You want...

Hope her knee is feeling better soon. You want to join up in a ride from Encanto Park to Seal Beach and back on 2/29...let me know. meet at 8am and roll sometime around 8:30 (as you know that is...
02-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,464
Posted By Beachgrad05

He lasted a bit this time around. He claims to...

He lasted a bit this time around. He claims to despise BF yet can't stay away. :innocent:
02-04-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Beachgrad05

Yes...check facebook page: Eldo Race Series by...

Yes...check facebook page: Eldo Race Series by Bikeable Communities
They posted last week that kickoff will be 3/17/20 for series 1.
02-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

Between Zwift and outdoors I nearly hit 500 miles...

Between Zwift and outdoors I nearly hit 500 miles in January. Lost about 10 lbs too. Training for the AIDS/Lifecycle this year seriously. I plan to be at my best weight and fitness by time ride...
01-29-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Beachgrad05

There may be help from the Clydes as well. I am...

There may be help from the Clydes as well. I am an Athena but don't have T2 diabetes or experience with Metformin. I have issues with my thyroid (it is underactive) and I take synthetic thyroid...
01-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have a lofty goal of 10K this year. I soon will...

I have a lofty goal of 10K this year. I soon will be over 5K! Yahoo.

I last did ride in 2018 then had to have shoulder surgery so didn't ride in 2019

Here is a slideshow of 2018
...
11-22-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,170
Posted By Beachgrad05

Wasn't questioning why. Was congratulating you. ...

Wasn't questioning why. Was congratulating you. :)



Cool beans. You do what you feel works for you. Ramp test is actually quite accurate tho from what I have researched. It seemed in...
11-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,163
Posted By Beachgrad05

Here is photo of that forum jersey **miss PJ :( ...

Here is photo of that forum jersey **miss PJ :(
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/image1_3b1915d31308c422589d3b970b357ebf8862b92e.jpg...
11-21-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,163
Posted By Beachgrad05

Let's not forget the other portion of this forum...

Let's not forget the other portion of this forum "Athena". I prefer not to be referred to as a Clydesdale myself. I do like the term Athena tho. We did do forum jersey's a few years ago and they...
11-21-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,170
Posted By Beachgrad05

Do the Ramp test. Much easier and is fairly...

Do the Ramp test. Much easier and is fairly accurate.

Congrats on the NEO2. I've heard good things. I'm on Kickr
11-13-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,170
Posted By Beachgrad05

So after flying to Washington state I got sick. I...

So after flying to Washington state I got sick. I missed two workouts in week 4 as result.

I did mark one from week 5 complete and did later by choosing from workout list. May have had lingering...
11-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,249
Posted By Beachgrad05

Agreed that not having to deal with traffic is...

Agreed that not having to deal with traffic is nice. And I'm all for whatever folks enjoy on their bikes is great.
11-08-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,249
Posted By Beachgrad05

There's a ride of laps of the Indianapolis...

There's a ride of laps of the Indianapolis Speedway. First couple laps would be fun I guess....then not.
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