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12-30-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,604
Posted By CommuteCommando

Two MI, followed by emergency angioplasty about...

Two MI, followed by emergency angioplasty about ten years ago, then earlier this year, bypass surgery. Both of the heart attacks occurred while riding. Docs told me that being fit saved me from...
10-05-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,917
Posted By CommuteCommando

What was the total elevation gain? My first was...

What was the total elevation gain? My first was two laps of the coast from Oceanside to Sorrento Valley at 55, and I still managed to do about 1000 feet.

And I love the bike. Want to get a...
10-05-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,446
Posted By CommuteCommando

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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She is presenting herself, and he is moving in on her sooo slowly. Legs...
10-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,613
Posted By CommuteCommando

Unfortunately, behavior within 500 feet of high...

Unfortunately, behavior within 500 feet of high tide is no better than being in FL. I haven't ridden the coast in months, and probably will not for many months to come.
10-05-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By CommuteCommando

Got a nice steel road bike in 2013-Retro remake...

Got a nice steel road bike in 2013-Retro remake of Masi Gran Criterium, came with 20 spoke rims. Got over 5k miles before the rear blew up. Ace wheel builder friend fixed me up with a 32 spoke...
10-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By CommuteCommando

Not if I am doing a recreational road ride. I...

Not if I am doing a recreational road ride. I sometimes run errands and when I do I lake a backpack with a hefty cable lock in it.
03-24-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By CommuteCommando

Sometimes I just redraw the entire route. ...

Sometimes I just redraw the entire route. Computers are stupid, and that Ride Director was trusting the algorithm to get it right, without testing it. It was several years ago so I don't remember...
03-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By CommuteCommando

I rode the first running of the Temecula Century...

I rode the first running of the Temecula Century in Southern CA. The organizer drew the routes using RWGPS, then just copied the cue sheets onto the web site. I proofed the cue sheets and found...
03-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 207,450
Posted By CommuteCommando

My first ride since open heart surgery early...

My first ride since open heart surgery early February. Did several one hour spins on stationary before they closed the gym. I am supposed to stay off the bike for another two weeks because falling...
03-16-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By CommuteCommando

You've never lived til she tosses a hairball into...

You've never lived til she tosses a hairball into your shoe.
03-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By CommuteCommando

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-16-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,228
Posted By CommuteCommando

:thumb: I like to say they prevent plumbers...

:thumb: I like to say they prevent plumbers cleavage.
03-16-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By CommuteCommando

Never really quit, but scaled back way to much.

Never really quit, but scaled back way to much.
03-15-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,176
Posted By CommuteCommando

Just hauled a big pile of 3x to the DAV.

Just hauled a big pile of 3x to the DAV.
03-15-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By CommuteCommando

Back Again

Been away from the forums for a while, and bike riding slowed a bit. Gained a lot of weight. Stressful new job with long commute that was not conducive to biking as previous one was.

Retired a...
03-15-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,583
Posted By CommuteCommando

Squats are awesome, but it sounds like it may be...

Squats are awesome, but it sounds like it may be a bike fit issue.
03-15-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,604
Posted By CommuteCommando

Unless you have a congenital condition like AFIB,...

Unless you have a congenital condition like AFIB, or a defective valve, going hard shouldn't hurt. I had a heart attack while riding, but caused by LAD blockage. This was caused by a life of bad...
03-15-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By CommuteCommando

My advice is shop a LBS you like, then select...

My advice is shop a LBS you like, then select from the brands they sell. Test ride.
03-13-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,228
Posted By CommuteCommando

My goto for many years was shorts and a t-shirt....

My goto for many years was shorts and a t-shirt. Right around 2012 when I got my first drop bar road bike since my high school ten-speed. Shortly after I tried a pair of spandex bibs and roadie...
03-13-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,014
Posted By CommuteCommando

I nearly wiped out in one of those tunnels my...

I nearly wiped out in one of those tunnels my first time riding it. Be very careful.
03-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,361
Posted By CommuteCommando

Randy Ice who runs the event is a piece of work. ...

Randy Ice who runs the event is a piece of work. Did it in '15. The descent from Ballard Canyon for the last ten miles or so is one of my all time favorite segments. I may ride it again, but not...
11-10-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 207,450
Posted By CommuteCommando

Rode up Torrey pines for the first time since...

Rode up Torrey pines for the first time since bike lane improvements, and down new Torrey Pines to Sorrento bike path for first time ever, Not as steep downhill as I expected, but still fun. Last...
10-04-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By CommuteCommando

https://www.facebook.com/pacificcoastcycles/?ref=b...

https://www.facebook.com/pacificcoastcycles/?ref=br_rs
10-02-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By CommuteCommando

Iconic LBS Closing. Owner Retiring.

After decades of selling and servicing bikes in Oceanside, Chuck Hoeffer is closing Pacific Coast Cycles at the corner of Coast Highway and Vista Way in Oceanside. He will be clearing inventory...
09-21-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 207,450
Posted By CommuteCommando

Some two wheels better than...

Some two wheels better than others.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/986x1178/good_cf1473ae146ee8b68dfedcd788e6a4b77f9d8b0c.jpg
09-21-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 207,450
Posted By CommuteCommando

Thanks. I did something yesterday that I know...

Thanks. I did something yesterday that I know most roadies frown on, and threw the bike on the bus rack to the top of TP and rode to PB from there. Gained weight during the hiatus and hope to be...
09-21-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By CommuteCommando

Thanks. didn't see the response in time so I...

Thanks. didn't see the response in time so I went through La Jolla/PB. Not sorry I did. It's been a very long time since I went that way, Other than a couple of unmarked dead ends, I made fairly...
09-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 207,450
Posted By CommuteCommando

Mostly off the bike for about a year and a half...

Mostly off the bike for about a year and a half due to injury causing nerve damage in left leg. Did 26 miles yesterday from Mira Costa College in Oceanside to Sorrento Valley to catch the Coaster...
09-19-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By CommuteCommando

Rose Canyon Construction.

Planning to ride south on the coast for the first time in about two years. Does anyone know if the Rose Canyon Trail is open during trolley construction? Planning to ride down there tomorrow,...
12-18-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

Soon as I recover. I pulled my hamstring doing...

Soon as I recover. I pulled my hamstring doing the damn Turkey Trot. (no more running for me). Thought it was on the mend, but totally gave out yesterday. Doc's tell me to stay off of it for a...
12-15-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

We should go out riding one of these days. It's...

We should go out riding one of these days. It's taking me time to get back on the horse. Gained a bit of weight and had a health issue that put me off the bike for August -November. If we do get...
12-12-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

Been years since I've been to Magic Mountain. ...

Been years since I've been to Magic Mountain. Gotta go and check out that Fire Bomber ride,
12-09-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

Glad to hear. I've seen your place and knew the...

Glad to hear. I've seen your place and knew the real danger. We are not close, but wife's sister is near Melrose/Mesa and was in the Voluntary Zone. Was over there yesterday helping get his camper...
12-08-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

His home is in the path of the Lilac Fire.

His home is in the path of the Lilac Fire.
12-07-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By CommuteCommando

ahultin.

shout out to AHultin. How are you. the "Event" has reached Mission near "downtown" Bonsal.
08-02-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By CommuteCommando

I was planning self supported solo. Combo...

I was planning self supported solo. Combo camping and motels, averaging 50-60 mi/day. Friends and family, Vancouver WA, and several once I get to SF and below. I have a couple of years to plan the...
08-01-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By CommuteCommando

Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver...

Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver BC to Tijuana. Posting now to follow thread. Sixty one y.o. 220 lbs.
08-01-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By CommuteCommando

A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the...

A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the answer. even for a Clyde, a narrow road bike saddle can work well. I ride a brooks saddle and it works well, I have done century rides on it at 5'10", 220...
07-27-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,441
Posted By CommuteCommando

Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid...

Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid end to end vertically / sticks laid end to end horizontally = x%

Edit, since it may be impractical to lay sticks end to end horizontally, you can...
07-27-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,441
Posted By CommuteCommando

Not true since the result is "unitless". You...

Not true since the result is "unitless". You could use cubits or angstroms and get the same result.
07-27-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,121
Posted By CommuteCommando

My take on it is that it forces you to eat the...

My take on it is that it forces you to eat the way you should. I have known many who found work arounds and put the weight back on. The bottom line is that you have to be very willing to eat that...
07-25-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By CommuteCommando

I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) ...

I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) Not cheap, but less than their leather seats, no break in and worth it.
07-25-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,645
Posted By CommuteCommando

My first advice is find another shop. Not all...

My first advice is find another shop. Not all are run and staffed by jerks. If it is even a little hilly where you live get one with gears and learn to use them. Start slow. When you have had...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 169,566
Posted By CommuteCommando

Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman...

Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman jogging on the sidewalk with a smallish dog. It looked like a border collie mix. The dog was pulling on the leash from behind and had a slight limp. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 169,566
Posted By CommuteCommando

Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting"...

Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting" over the vent holes, and I never buy one without it.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 169,566
Posted By CommuteCommando

Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a...

Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a couple of years ago. It hit me just below the hairline. My current helmet (a Limar) has netting over the vents.:thumb:
07-10-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,811
Posted By CommuteCommando

Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a...

Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a huge risk to sprint up the narrow gap. Sagan aggressively tried to block a competitor.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-17, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 169,566
Posted By CommuteCommando

Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day...

Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day so far in July, and hoping to keep it to that for the rest of the month. Short commute but hills at both ends. Longer climb on the way home with last...
07-09-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By CommuteCommando

I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. ...

I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. They had club Bianchi's for those of us who didn't have our own. After the third week of the six week course, I was hooked and got a Masi Fixed Special...
07-09-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By CommuteCommando

Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig...

Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig economy work, consulting on product development for people who had no clue what it should cost, expecting me to do hours of work for peanuts. Fortunately...
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