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10-19-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,253
Views: 227,246
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nothing special, trying to drop some weight doing...

Nothing special, trying to drop some weight doing hill repeats.
42 miles and 5200 feet of climb on a sunny day in the 70's with a lot of other local roadies out as well....
10-19-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 452
Posted By CAT7RDR

I added wild caught Sardines in olive oil to Kale...

I added wild caught Sardines in olive oil to Kale salads for the protein and Omega 3's as an economical source of protein.
Found I like the taste just fine as other sources of protein prices are...
10-17-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,253
Views: 227,246
Posted By CAT7RDR

40 miles with 4600 feet of climb in the Puente...

40 miles with 4600 feet of climb in the Puente Hills of CA.
Popped a rear spoke around mile 30 but was able to take it easy another 10 miles until home.
10-16-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By CAT7RDR

You might want to check your state's use of...

You might want to check your state's use of certain colors being prohibited on vehicles.
For example, you cannot use blue lights on private vehicles in CA.
Just an FYI.
10-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,320
Posted By CAT7RDR

The price ($2K) seems on par with a nice aluminum...

The price ($2K) seems on par with a nice aluminum entry level 105 level equipped bike.

Any downsides? 25 lbs if that matters? No drop bar bikes?

Why are they not more popular?
Seems if you are...
10-12-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^That is a real interesting route with some...

^^^^^That is a real interesting route with some of my favorite roads. Thanks for posting the linky.
10-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 886
Posted By CAT7RDR

"Keep On, Keeping On!" “It doesn't get...

"Keep On, Keeping On!"

“It doesn't get easier, you just get faster.”
10-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By CAT7RDR

I had a similar issue with wanting a more user...

I had a similar issue with wanting a more user friendly cassette.
On an older Ultegra 6600, I went from a 53/39 to a 46/30 GRX crankset paired with an 12-27 10-speed. The gear gaps are tighter and...
10-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,411
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad the op-ed is not a red herring like failed...

Glad the op-ed is not a red herring like failed social policies, but instead focuses on alleged lack of empathy by a passer by.
Lord knows Californians are not already hammered by high taxes to...
10-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Took the morning to putter around the Whittier...

Took the morning to putter around the Whittier Hills on the 29er.
Partly cloudy in the low 70's. Turnbill Cyn was busy with MTB's and Roadie as usual for a Saturday.
40 miles and 4800' of climb....
10-09-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,552
Posted By CAT7RDR

I want one only if the crack assemblers at Wally...

I want one only if the crack assemblers at Wally World shoehorn one together for me.
One can never be too safe.
10-08-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,618
Posted By CAT7RDR

You were the target of a bully. He will choose...

You were the target of a bully.
He will choose the wrong guy in the future that will show no mercy towards him.
Discretion is the better part of valor.
10-07-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^The San Gabriel Mtns when not on fire are...

^^^^The San Gabriel Mtns when not on fire are worth grinding up in the fall.
Hwy 39 and GMR/GRR are calling, it's been awhile.

Upon checking, The West Fork Scenic Byway is still closed until...
10-06-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,812
Posted By CAT7RDR

The tighter it fits, the more hair pokes out. ...

The tighter it fits, the more hair pokes out.
Maybe I'm confusing threads?
10-06-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By CAT7RDR

I start feeling guilty about five hours into a...

I start feeling guilty about five hours into a ride and I am no where near 100 miles at that point.
There is always something to do around the house or giving the dog a walk that being away 7-8...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By CAT7RDR

Not with my morning coffee! That is cruel...

Not with my morning coffee!

That is cruel man. Cruel! :fred:
09-26-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Perfect overcast then sunny day in La Habra...

Perfect overcast then sunny day in La Habra Heights - Whittier Hills. Late start and only came across two other cyclists.
Focusing on improving my fitness in the hills. 42 miles and 4900 ft of...
09-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,200
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks...

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks were in need of replacing I could see swapping to a steel fork on the cheap which is what I did on my 29'er.

Otherwise, save your duckets for a...
09-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,942
Posted By CAT7RDR

Developing novel routes from home is what I spend...

Developing novel routes from home is what I spend most of my time on so that is my rabbit hole.
I hate wasting time traveling to a location just to start a ride. There are exceptions like vacations.
09-21-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,233
Posted By CAT7RDR

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado...

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado Warning you are in Zone 6 for the rest of the ride. :rolleyes:
09-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,233
Posted By CAT7RDR

I purchased a cheap 4G flip phone and already had...

I purchased a cheap 4G flip phone and already had a leather case for it. Fits in my middle rear jersey pockets nice and snug and heavy enough not to move.
For $25 per month I have an emergency...
09-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By CAT7RDR

For mouth breathers: close your mouth when riding...

For mouth breathers: close your mouth when riding through a cloud of gnats.
09-18-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hmm. . . It would drastically change the look of...

Hmm. . . It would drastically change the look of the bike to also have a tan saddle and tan bar tape. I like different. All black is blah to me. ...
09-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did my usual Puente Hills ride. 38 miles and...

Did my usual Puente Hills ride.
38 miles and 4700 feet of climb. Legs are feeling it.
Had a healthy Mule Deer bound in front of me descending Turnbull Cyn. Amazing how they can bound up a canyon...
09-15-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

NFS restrictions are supposed to end Sept 17. ...

NFS restrictions are supposed to end Sept 17.

We'll see if that changes now that CA is a year round fire season.
Could use some of that Pineapple Express this year for sure.
09-14-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Shortish conditioning ride doing repeats around...

Shortish conditioning ride doing repeats around Turnbull. getting stronger, long way to go.
Sunny and about 80F with very little traffic on the roads. 30 miles and 3700 feet of climb....
09-14-21, 07:05 AM
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed...

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed or flip/flop Fixie because I want to simplify things and decrease repairs and maintenance costs.

I just bought an older model flip phone to...
09-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 838
Posted By CAT7RDR

Depends. If there is no cell service, no bike...

Depends. If there is no cell service, no bike services, potential for walking 10+ miles just to get phone service, or no rescue will be forthcoming, sure, I've carried an extra used tire. Shred a...
09-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By CAT7RDR

Yes, I am imperfect. I am in the whole time,...

Yes, I am imperfect.
I am in the whole time, distance, matter energy continuum.
09-12-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By CAT7RDR

I looked into Strava. I have Garmin, I use...

I looked into Strava. I have Garmin, I use ridewithgps to map rides. I use a poor man's Cateye to record distance.

Believe it or not, years ago in the 1980's I could get on my bike and enjoy the...
09-09-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^MUPS are a mess in SoCal on the weekends...

^^^^^^MUPS are a mess in SoCal on the weekends especially.
The only thing I'd add is the closer you get to the beach the more crowded it gets and the number of 25+ mph e-bikes also increases.
The...
09-08-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Been hiking more lately but I miss cycling and my...

Been hiking more lately but I miss cycling and my shoulder is still healing.
Got in a short but punchy ride in the La Habra Hgts-Whittier Hills. Quite a few cyclists out for a midweek morning....
09-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

I encourage you to visit the Advocacy & Safety...

I encourage you to visit the Advocacy & Safety sub-forum and do a search on riding against traffic.

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/
09-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,445
Posted By CAT7RDR

Depends 20 mile ride to the beach and back on a...

Depends
20 mile ride to the beach and back on a cruiser on a sunny day - not so much.

Mountain century that starts at 30F and ends at 80F, with morning rain - you bet.
09-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By CAT7RDR

As a driver exiting and entering a driveway, you...

As a driver exiting and entering a driveway, you are not expecting a cyclist at 15 mph closing distance fast and often visually impaired by vehicles and trees.
Certainly some streets are to be...
09-03-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,508
Posted By CAT7RDR

It's kind of like having your fly open. The...

It's kind of like having your fly open.
The fraternal brotherhood of cyclists states we need to look out for each other.
08-31-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only vehicles have to pay. Nice path during the...

Only vehicles have to pay. Nice path during the weekday when it's quiet. Can get very busy on the weekends.
08-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did the Dam ride from Hacienda Hgts over Turnbull...

Did the Dam ride from Hacienda Hgts over Turnbull Cyn and caught the SGRT. Uneventful except for some light rain coming back through El Monte.
Noticed Lario Park above the Santa Fe Dam area is...
08-29-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just for kicks and giggles I mapped a loop route...

Just for kicks and giggles I mapped a loop route into Skyline and coming out of Black Star Cyn.
Note: Green River Rd maxes out at 25% but it does not last long.

Looks like a possibility with my...
08-22-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Still getting back into my groove. Flexibility...

Still getting back into my groove. Flexibility improving and able to get into the drops without issues.
Puttered around the Whittier-Puente Hills through La Habra Hgts and Whittier.
New pavement...
08-18-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,070
Posted By CAT7RDR

A recent crash has tempered my pursuit of speed...

A recent crash has tempered my pursuit of speed and snappy descents. Keeping the rubber side down a tad slower is more fun in the long run.
08-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nice midweek conditioning ride of 30 miles and...

Nice midweek conditioning ride of 30 miles and 3700 feet of climb riding Turnbull Cyn repeats (4) and Hadley Ave. Very quiet. A handful of riders and hikers but not much else.

Beware there is a...
08-15-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

First Puente Hills ride in a while. Rode Turnbull...

First Puente Hills ride in a while. Rode Turnbull Cyn for the first time since crashing. I like the Michelin Power tires for grip. Not good for drag and losing watts, but very sticky on canyon roads....
08-13-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,314
Posted By CAT7RDR

Keep your composure and soldier on.

Keep your composure and soldier on.
08-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By CAT7RDR

Small critters like raccoons, rabbits, squirrels,...

Small critters like raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, cats and coyotes would be my concern.
08-09-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Brings back a memory while waiting at the...

^^^^^ Brings back a memory while waiting at the Chalan Rest Area bike-crossing for the light to change, a speeding pickup truck blew the red light without even slowing. As I yelled @$$#*!=, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,593
Posted By CAT7RDR

From a business sense, it makes perfect sense to...

From a business sense, it makes perfect sense to preserve your legs and be proactive in preventing overuse injuries.
It is worth investing in a GRX 46-30 crankset and even an 11-34 cassette to...
08-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have not been able to ride the past few weeks...

I have not been able to ride the past few weeks so I could allow my left shoulder to heal.
Did six 3+mile laps on the local roads to sort things out and see if I could climb out of the saddle and...
08-02-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,812
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^& Good for all the older guys and gals...

^^^^& Good for all the older guys and gals getting their groove on an e-bike.

Just not my thang at this point in life. I do not mind going a bit slower over time or cutting distance. I cannot see...
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