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06-09-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By btppberk

Thanks, ooga-booga. I did GMR/GRR today and it...

Thanks, ooga-booga. I did GMR/GRR today and it was great. Maybe 4 cars passed us in our direction all day (excluding Baldy Village up). The mountain scenery was great and the weather perfect....
06-03-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

Sorry to hear that. That must have been really...

Sorry to hear that. That must have been really scary. I am glad to hear that you are relatively unscathed. I narrowly missed being doored the other day when a construction worker (who had apparently...
06-03-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By btppberk

I've finally got a few days early next week to...

I've finally got a few days early next week to explore biking in greater LA area and I am hoping to get some help prioritizing--I may only be able to do one or two days. It seems that GMR/GRR is at...
02-27-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

I'm impressed. I have to hoover up calories to...

I'm impressed. I have to hoover up calories to keep from boinking. Yesterday's ride was particularly tricky. Since the start was almost all downhill, I didn't feel the need to eat until 20 minutes up...
02-27-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

I did bring the windbreaker, but it was just...

I did bring the windbreaker, but it was just barely enough! Actually, my hands were the main culprits. Interesting about the state vehicular park. Did see some dune buggies and atvs being pulled.
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02-27-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Thanks as always for the awesome advice! Checked...

Thanks as always for the awesome advice! Checked out the weather and it was a little too cold for the triangle and have been wanting to try to the desert, so did the counter clockwise loop. It was...
02-26-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

ooga-booga, I'm hoping to finally do a...

ooga-booga, I'm hoping to finally do a mountain/dessert route tomorrow. Is this the one you most recommend for about this distance?
02-25-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By btppberk

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. ...

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback.

OldBobyCat, I've definitely discovered your tip about shifting to the small ring. Everytime I shift to the small ring while cranking up hill I pray a little....
02-22-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By btppberk

Why do I have constant shifting problems

I've got a 2012 Focus Izalco with SRAM force. Since as long as I can remember, I've had some sort of trouble with shifting: dropped chains, difficulty/impossibility moving up to the big ring, rubbing...
02-16-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By btppberk

I think about that too whenever I pass by a...

I think about that too whenever I pass by a casino. I was once rear ended (I was in a car) by a drunk driver at 10 am in Las Vegas when stopped at a red light.

Casinos excepted, though, the GWL...
02-13-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By btppberk

San Diego Bike deaths

On Willow Glen Drive in El Cajon, part of the GWL: https://bikinginla.com/2021/02/12/32-year-old-man-riding-bike-killed-in-collision-with-suv-driver-near-el-cajon/

A pretty wide road. Hard to see...
02-13-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Looped around Fiesta Island. Always an...

Looped around Fiesta Island. Always an interesting crowd between the right hooks. Today, a few confederate flags.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By btppberk

Interesting. Not that I know of!

Interesting. Not that I know of!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By btppberk

I have a Focus Izalco 3.0 and like it. My cable...

I have a Focus Izalco 3.0 and like it. My cable tunnels, however, are crumbling: I've been told that's a common problem on these and that in the worst case, you just run the cable outside. In the...
01-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By btppberk

The Union Tribune had a little more info about...

The Union Tribune had a little more info about this tragedy (below). It also reported that a motorcyclist died that same day on 78 near Santa Ysabel when they lost control and hit a car:"Authorities...
01-16-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a great route,...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a great route, despite the NIMBY sign. I just don't get some people's thing against cyclist. Yesterday on East Palomar, maybe 4 cars passed me on the way up. 1 of...
01-14-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the info, as always. By way of...

Thanks for the info, as always. By way of comparison, how do you rate Kitchen Creek pavement toward the top when it gets cratered? And how'd you rate this ride in terms of scenery/pleasure?
01-14-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

[QUOTE=ooga-booga;21875314] is still...

[QUOTE=ooga-booga;21875314] is still medium/medium +. speed limit around 45mph. as previously mentioned, pavement quality, disappearing shoulders and turnouts here and there factor in. if you wanna...
01-12-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the tips. I've put them in my...

Thanks for the tips. I've put them in my aspirational collection of Strava routes. Los Gatos is going to have to wait until I have disc brakes; I'm a control freak on descents. And Strava claims some...
01-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By btppberk

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope your friends and...

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope your friends and their friends are OK.
01-11-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Seeing this area whet my appetite for the road...

Seeing this area whet my appetite for the road along the ecological reserve that you recommended to the north. I'm not sure I'll get there from De Luz though--I find 20%+ grades a bit unnerving,...
01-11-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By btppberk

What a tragedy. It is very hard to understand how...

What a tragedy. It is very hard to understand how this could happen without substance abuse or flagrant speeding.
01-11-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/sadia_8cd4999f1ef2b349997b649e3b8350629cacd972.jpg
Southbound on Sadia
01-11-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Followed ooga-booga's always excellent tips for...

Followed ooga-booga's always excellent tips for De Luz and Sadia Creek. Started in Temecula office park near the bottom: a ton of street parking. Went down Sadia Creek Road. Had not looked at the...
01-09-21, 09:35 PM
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Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Gorgeous photos! And thanks as always, for all...

Gorgeous photos! And thanks as always, for all the info. I hope to buy you a few drinks sometime! Thanks again!

The mother of all roller coasters? That sounds intriguing. But I think for another...
01-09-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By btppberk

San Diego Union biking article

The Union Tribune has an interesting article up (https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/transportation/story/2021-01-09/san-diego-bike-lane-expansion) about protected bike lanes and the trade off...
01-09-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the info and tips, as always....

Thanks for the info and tips, as always. Unfortunately, I got fatally delayed this morning, but hope to do it tomorrow instead. Good to know about de luz dirt.

Do you have any recommendations for...
01-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

Looks like a beautiful day in the North County...

Looks like a beautiful day in the North County tomorrow. Anyone have an opinion on

Fallbrook, De Luz, Sandia Creek
Fallbrook, De Luz, Temecula, Rainbow, Reche

Pretty close in terms of...
12-15-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By btppberk

I too prefer night riding to dusk or when the sun...

I too prefer night riding to dusk or when the sun is low on the horizon. I feel generally safe at night except for drug and alcohol impaired users, which I presume are more frequent at night. I...
12-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By btppberk

Thanks all, for the thoughts, and sorry for the...

Thanks all, for the thoughts, and sorry for the blurry pic: I'm having a hard time getting the camera to focus. There are three holes, each a bit bigger than a sharpened pencil tip.

The wheels...
12-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By btppberk

Great idea! I had forgotten all about that. Will...

Great idea! I had forgotten all about that. Will look into it!
12-14-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By btppberk

Screwed rim

I finally got a pair of new wheels--Campy Zondas--only to put a screw into the rim on my fifth or sixth trip.

Do you think the wheels are safely rideable if I put some rim tape over them?

There...
12-07-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

I'm sorry to hear that you are out of work. This...

I'm sorry to hear that you are out of work. This damn virus...
12-06-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

He was apparently in cycling gear.

He was apparently in cycling gear.
12-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

Found some more information here...

Found some more information here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/556935515245051/permalink/715943916010876). It was an empty PODS truck. More importantly, turns out there are now (contra google...
12-04-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

From the above website: "The victim was a...

From the above website:

"The victim was a well respected leader/scientist at a local biotech company who has been instrumental in drug discovery efforts that had led to marketed drugs to treat...
12-01-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

Some apparent first-hand accounts: ...

Some apparent first-hand accounts:

https://bikinginla.com/2020/11/28/man-killed-in-encinitas-bicycling-crash-no-word-about-the-victim-or-the-driver-who-killed-him/
11-29-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By btppberk

San Diego bike death

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2020-11-28/cyclist-dies-after-collision-with-vehicle-in-encinitas

Anyone know more about what happened? It is hard to imagine how a...
11-25-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the response. It seems to take 30...

Thanks for the response. It seems to take 30 minutes or so before I start to notice it, though I'll feel it earlier in intervals.Interesting about the socks, though in my case I'm already wearing...
11-25-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the reply, Carbonfiberboy. Say more:...

Thanks for the reply, Carbonfiberboy. Say more: why would walking that way improve a pinched nerve?
11-24-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By btppberk

Something like numbness in foot

I experience something like numbness in my right foot. It isn't the sensation of numbness as I normally experience it: it is not, in other words, a pins-and-needles or tingling sensation. Instead, it...
11-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the tips and good idea about the...

Thanks for the tips and good idea about the mechanic! I'll follow your advice on getting their help.
11-17-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

I'm glad your body adapted. But I'll pass on a...

I'm glad your body adapted. But I'll pass on a month of searing pain! Nice bike though!
11-17-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

I'm trying to get a rough approximation of how my...

I'm trying to get a rough approximation of how my current bike fit would compare to a new bike. Does it make sense to calculate its stack with the added spacers to get an approximate stack/reach...
11-17-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

Thanks for the help. That's a good idea. I could...

Thanks for the help. That's a good idea. I could take a spacer out from my current bike and see how that goes. Would I have to adjust anything else?

My problem is my flexibility, though I'm...
11-14-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By btppberk

how flexible for race bike?

I'd like to buy a new bike but I'd like it to be a racier bike rather than an endurance. I know that it all depends on the body and the bike, and that a bike fit before purchasing is the way to go,...
11-14-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By btppberk

Old SRAM brake calipers - how wide will they go

I have SRAM force brake calipers circa 2012/2013. I am trying to understand if I can put wider wheels on my bike. My current wheels are 20mm outside rim and there's another 1-1.5 mm between the rim...
11-14-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By btppberk

Some companies like Castelli list temperature...

Some companies like Castelli list temperature ranges for their gloves on their website. As to arm warmers, I just bought the New Balance ones on Amazon and have had good luck using them in lows 60s...
11-14-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

I am sorry to hear about your injuries too. It is...

I am sorry to hear about your injuries too. It is strange to have functions one has taken for granted taken from you. And with the labrum, I guess the surgery is a crapshoot but a long-slog recovery...
11-13-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 86,130
Posted By btppberk

I don't know about the knee, but I have a torn...

I don't know about the knee, but I have a torn hip labrum that's ended my serious running and squatting days. Luckily, it didn't cause me any problems for some pretty intense backpacking.
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