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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Focus on the cookies

Focus on the cookies
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental. ...

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental.

Unless you are up front at the start, you will be slowed down by the volume of people.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The only time I did Gibraltar, I parked at...

The only time I did Gibraltar, I parked at Tuckers Grove County Park and warmed up going on Foothill Road. An option if you need/want to avoid downtown Santa Barbara. Not even 30 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sounds good, however, as you can tell by my...

Sounds good, however, as you can tell by my Strava runs, I am without a bike. Depending on the damage (derailleur), I hopefully will get it back on Thursday. I will try to keep one of those days open.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This! If you want to replicate Gibraltar, you...

This! If you want to replicate Gibraltar, you need to do the climbs on the above roads starting from the PCH. Decker and Deer Creek stand out to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tycho Brahe

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the...

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the beauty that is east camino cielo. Beautiful ridge road with ocean views on one side and the valley on the other.

Gibraltar is indeed a beast. At least...
09-22-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I don't think there are any regulars on this...

I don't think there are any regulars on this forum that live in Los Angeles.

A friend used Coach Briton and liked the process (not high-tech, but gave training tips as well). The person I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Tycho Brahe

paging ooga-booga There is also the SoCal...

paging ooga-booga

There is also the SoCal sub-forum https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,118
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Great prices on those new Garmins, but what is...

Great prices on those new Garmins, but what is the warranty like for out-of-country purposes? The new 530 has tons of button problems, would hate to get a defective one and not be covered by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,698
Posted By Tycho Brahe

But I don't want to have to click on every ride...

But I don't want to have to click on every ride and see if they are paved. I want for example a Top 10 Paved Scenic climb page.



Slicks and 23/25mm? Those tires look at least 28. I am talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,698
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have...

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have gravel to those without. Would love to do some of these climbs, but I only ride slicks.
08-20-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,892
Posted By Tycho Brahe

So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately...

So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately is a bit slow. Ooops! :eek:



I rarely frequent this forum since it seems no one is in my area (weird considering I am in LA, the second biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil's Cookie Fondo is now $160. Granted, you get...

Phil's Cookie Fondo is now $160. Granted, you get some freebies, but I really do not need another t-shirt or tote bag (the custom Camelback bottle is awesome). It is however a charity ride, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few...

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few bike-less days in Rome then off to the Dolemites for some riding. Flats are boring, gotta get to the mountains. Will be doing the Stelvio Pass from...
07-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,892
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Glad you got those PRs on whatever that hill is...

Glad you got those PRs on whatever that hill is called. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Kask helmet and sunglasses

I am due for a new helmet and I really liked the Kask helmet that I had many years ago, that I cracked in a crash.

Not sure which model I will get, but how are they with sticking glasses into the...
06-27-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,776
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The bathroom is closed because it will be redone....

The bathroom is closed because it will be redone. Seems somewhat silly, why not close it when construction starts? Also, it is not like there is a sewage system. It is basically an outhouse.

The...
06-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,776
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Angeles Crest Highway / Hwy 2 updates

The road is still closed from Redbox to the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd junction. The staff at Redbox said it will reopen at the end of September. Big Tujunga is the detour, but that is a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sensors for the new Garmin 530

One of the differences of the new Garmin 530 is that it now supports Bluetooth sensors in addition to ANT.

First of all, I have no idea which technology is better.
Second, I have no idea which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,204
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As a fellow SoCal resident, I would love to see...

As a fellow SoCal resident, I would love to see these 90+F summers. Today's high is 71, and the max in the next 10 days is 78. Great riding weather, my tan lines are crisp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,142
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If there is even a hint of rain, I will not ride.

If there is even a hint of rain, I will not ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The saddle is under your behind, so no one can...

The saddle is under your behind, so no one can see it while riding, especially yourself. Why bother? I never wash my car either, I will let the other people take offensive at looks, doesn't bother me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I do all of them in the same day. Problem solved.

I do all of them in the same day. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Strava PRs. It's all about Strava.

Strava PRs. It's all about Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tycho Brahe

You might as well do the ride. The worst that can...

You might as well do the ride. The worst that can happen is you turn around. Nothing wrong with that, considering it is a chore.

My only dislike about the lifts is that I am always freezing on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The climb from the village to the lifts is a...

The climb from the village to the lifts is a beast. I cannot imagine doing it with lots of other riders around. You need to take the right-turning switchbacks very wide due to the steepness.

I...
05-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is the road I was thinking about. Would love...

That is the road I was thinking about. Would love to try it out. Doable on slicks?
05-28-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I remember reading about another road, but cannot...

I remember reading about another road, but cannot recall any of the details. There might be another. Sorry.

Parts of Griffith Park is closed to cars, but I doubt that's the road you are looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,118
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have cycled for many years now, with never...

I have cycled for many years now, with never seeing a strong need for a computer. Almost like a badge of honor. Decided to get the Wahoo over the 520 based on everything I have read, was just waiting...
05-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Technically it was unsupported, but there were...

Technically it was unsupported, but there were actually SAG vehicles. I do long rides by myself, but I need company for this one. :) Was considering a trip to Baldy since I already did Crystal Lake a...
05-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By Tycho Brahe

You saw my "ride" on Strava. Mechanical failure...

You saw my "ride" on Strava. Mechanical failure at the GMR/GRR junction caused me to bail and return.

It was all quite stupid. Since the roads were closed, they had those huge barricades to block...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,284
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Why would anyone wear anti-perspirants during any...

Why would anyone wear anti-perspirants during any type of exercise?

I'm just waiting for this conversation to descend into white shorts/bibs. No pics please!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,118
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wish the Wahoo units would go on sale instead...

I wish the Wahoo units would go on sale instead of Garmin. They never go on sale and are not even sold on places like Ebay.
05-17-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Tomorrow is the day! I will take a look for...

Tomorrow is the day!

I will take a look for the Lemondrian shirt. I don't post pictures of myself online, but you might find a few of me on my Strava profile:...
05-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Unfortunately, I only own one bike and I am way...

Unfortunately, I only own one bike and I am way taller than you.

I should be biking in Germany this summer and the rental prices are very high there as well.
05-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Finally did the climb on Sunday. Since I now had...

Finally did the climb on Sunday. Since I now had a free day on Saturday, I hung out with some friends. Big ride the next day, but a little day drinking would not affect it. Long story short, we...
05-08-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Postponed again due to the weather forecast until...

Postponed again due to the weather forecast until May 18th.
05-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tycho Brahe

How are the 18/38 compared to the 2/ACH going up...

How are the 18/38 compared to the 2/ACH going up to Wilson/Newcomb's/Dawson Saddle? I don't mind the ACH, but I do wish there were less motorcycles.

Looking at Google Street View now. Much uglier...
05-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I am looking at the weather. That's just too...

I am looking at the weather. That's just too cold. I assumed it would be warmer at that region, even at elevation.

My friend still wants to do it, but he is not affected by the cold as I am. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tycho Brahe

How do you know if someone does not use Facebook?...

How do you know if someone does not use Facebook?

They will tell you
04-30-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Well, you follow me on Strava, so you know what I...

Well, you follow me on Strava, so you know what I ended up riding. :) My friend just came back from a long-ish vacation, so he was not up for 8K+ feet of climbing. We ended up doing "only" 6.5K feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Lobster Ride 2019. Self supported....

Lobster Ride 2019. Self supported. https://www.facebook.com/events/lobster-ride-2019/421297495280884/
04-26-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The climb to Big Bear

After years of not having a car, I have finally purchased one. Still do not need it for my normal day to day, it mainly is to get to farther trailheads!

Going to finally hit up the San Bernardino...
04-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Apparently, the closure is the same one just past...

Apparently, the closure is the same one just past Redbox (heading eastward). You can still go to Mt Wilson. There are now guards at the slide and you will not be able to pass. You can rejoin Highway...
04-20-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Is this another slide that is not the one near...

Is this another slide that is not the one near Redbox?
04-20-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Tycho Brahe

https://www.ciclavia.org/

https://www.ciclavia.org/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,118
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I don't have a preference between full kit vs...

I don't have a preference between full kit vs separates, but find it dorky to be wearing the exact same thing as another rider. Unless you are a pro getting paid, no one should have identical kits.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 648,118
Posted By Tycho Brahe

There are so many of these brands on Amazon. I...

There are so many of these brands on Amazon. I assume they are all the same. I've been looking to pick up some EVZero type clones.
03-22-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Tycho Brahe

With a 4am rollout, you will arrive in Santa...

With a 4am rollout, you will arrive in Santa Monica in darkness, completely ruining the "finish line" mood. Every coffee shop will still be closed.

Two years ago I simply made it a century since...
03-22-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Considered doing it since I am no longer doing...

Considered doing it since I am no longer doing the Lobster Ride.

Don't think I will do it since I have tentative plans for Sunday, but if I did, I would crash the crash ride. 4am start is...
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