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05-13-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By damnpoor

There will be lots of people on the bike path...

There will be lots of people on the bike path between your hotel and Lover's Point, but past Lover's Point the scenery is great and the roads are mostly smooth. Once in Pebble Beach the roads are...
11-13-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By damnpoor

I wonder where they'll go...I'm sure Pebble Beach...

I wonder where they'll go...I'm sure Pebble Beach will be the big attraction.
05-26-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By damnpoor

Pace yourself. Don't get on someone's wheel who...

Pace yourself. Don't get on someone's wheel who is going faster than you usually ride. With all the other riders out there you'll be tempted to go fast at the start but it'll cost you down the road....
05-26-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 283,289
Posted By damnpoor

Today from Santa Cruz I went up Highway 9 to...

Today from Santa Cruz I went up Highway 9 to Boulder Creek then followed the ToC route over Bear Creek Road, across Summit, and back down Soquel-San Jose. The tape for the KOM on Bear Cr and the...
05-14-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By damnpoor

I did honeyrun rd last weekend. It was unusual...

I did honeyrun rd last weekend. It was unusual because I saw 6-7 riders coming down, I was the only one going up. That's a terrible descent even on the best day.

A long time favorite is from when...
05-10-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By damnpoor

Bean Creek/Mt Charley is right there too, next...

Bean Creek/Mt Charley is right there too, next canyon to the east.
05-10-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By damnpoor

For a few more miles you can stay on Summit and...

For a few more miles you can stay on Summit and go down Old San Jose Rd then ride along the beach back into Santa Cruz (clockwise), which I personally prefer. Also a lot of Hwy 9 has no shoulder....
05-09-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By damnpoor

http://www.steephill.tv/tour-of-california/#roster...

http://www.steephill.tv/tour-of-california/#rosters

Starting about half way down on the right
05-09-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By damnpoor

There are some good rides in here:...

There are some good rides in here: http://www.ucsccycling.com/forum/index.php?topic=1914.0
05-02-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By damnpoor

If you're used to pushing big gears then the...

If you're used to pushing big gears then the hills will wear you out. Use small gears and pace yourself. There's no place to recover on an uphill so make sure you don't start off too intense.
04-27-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By damnpoor

You could find a spot near the turn from Summit...

You could find a spot near the turn from Summit to Old San Jose road, but you'll have to get there early before it closes. It's a sharp turn with a little concrete traffic triangle in it that may...
03-07-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By damnpoor

Once you get over to the Santa Cruz side this is...

Once you get over to the Santa Cruz side this is a pretty good way to continue down to Carmel.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/14189534
08-27-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By damnpoor

There is a lot of good riding up in the hills...

There is a lot of good riding up in the hills around Lake Berryessa if you're interested in heading north instead.
08-27-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By damnpoor

On my motorcycle the majority of turns are doable...

On my motorcycle the majority of turns are doable above 30mph but a few require slower speeds. Also the sand that was mentioned, rocks coming off the hill, or a car cutting across the yellow line...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,343
Posted By damnpoor

To simplify, if you go faster you get there...

To simplify, if you go faster you get there faster and spend less time going that fast. If you go 10 miles at 15mph then 10 miles at 25mph your average will not be 20mph, in fact it will be less than...
Forum: Southwest
07-24-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By damnpoor

Thanks. I rode 337 yesterday. It's a pretty good...

Thanks. I rode 337 yesterday. It's a pretty good climb on the southbound leg. Saw a lot of other riders. Next time I'll corner someone and ask where the good rally points are. It's an amazing ride,...
Forum: Southwest
07-16-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By damnpoor

NM - Sandias

Anyone road bike around the Sandias just east of Albuquerque? Seen lots of info for mountain biking but very little for roadies. Any good places to park, ride, eat, sight-see?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,139
Posted By damnpoor

I can do 27-30mph behind a car for brief bits...

I can do 27-30mph behind a car for brief bits assuming I can just slide into the slipstream of an accelerating vehicle. For my purposes a "brief bit" is defined as about 10 city blocks. As for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By damnpoor

I've been riding the same bike for three years...

I've been riding the same bike for three years and I still move the saddle a smidge up or down sometimes. Did it today in fact. I don't think you can compare it to the speed of another bike and say...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By damnpoor

When I started riding I was doing a 12 mile loop...

When I started riding I was doing a 12 mile loop and it kicked my ass, so I think 16 is great. If you think you like it now just wait. It gets better. You'll always want to go a little farther, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,725
Posted By damnpoor

Manufacturing defect. Take it back and they...

Manufacturing defect. Take it back and they should swap it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 41,516
Posted By damnpoor

why does this have 60 replies

why does this have 60 replies
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By damnpoor

Find someone on CL who just bought new gear and...

Find someone on CL who just bought new gear and is getting rid of the old shoes/pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,759
Posted By damnpoor

I make exactly enough to never quite afford the...

I make exactly enough to never quite afford the next upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By damnpoor

That thing looks pretty rad. Rapha also makes a...

That thing looks pretty rad. Rapha also makes a little bag. I'm sure it's easy to find a small cosmetics or toiletries bag. My electric trimmer came with a carry case that is perfect size for bike...
06-19-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By damnpoor

How much water do you drink? A bottle with some...

How much water do you drink? A bottle with some crystal light or diluted gatorade may help keep your mind off food.
06-19-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,749
Posted By damnpoor

Nothing in that link says peanut butter is bad to...

Nothing in that link says peanut butter is bad to eat on a bike ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By damnpoor

I also put my phone and ID in a ziplock bag in my...

I also put my phone and ID in a ziplock bag in my jersey pocket. The phone is heavy enough to held them all in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By damnpoor

When I'm tired I'm 100% convinced there is...

When I'm tired I'm 100% convinced there is something wrong with the bike. Also at a higher cadence you might bounce in the saddle a bit which can feel like bouncing from a flat tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By damnpoor

I have been using the Seca tires for a few years,...

I have been using the Seca tires for a few years, wear Serfas sunglasses, and ride in Serfas shoes. All so far so good. Very happy with what I got for my money.

Tire -...
06-18-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 283,289
Posted By damnpoor

Blasting around Chico this weekend. 35 mountain...

Blasting around Chico this weekend. 35 mountain miles yesterday, flat 20 today, 35 more in the mountains tomorrow.
06-18-11, 04:37 PM
06-18-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By damnpoor

I think you can easily ride 50 miles on much much...

I think you can easily ride 50 miles on much much less than that. I do 50 miles with a pair of cliff bars (500 cal) and a couple electrolyte tabs in my bottle, and I'm about 40lbs heavier than you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,027
Posted By damnpoor

I don't think there's any explanation required...

I don't think there's any explanation required here...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,989
Posted By damnpoor

Most of the time they're more social and less...

Most of the time they're more social and less intense. A group of friendly local riders will probably cruise around 16mph and just talk and ride. It's nothing to worry about.
06-18-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,231
Posted By damnpoor

I figure a generic 15 cal/mile throughout the...

I figure a generic 15 cal/mile throughout the range of riding. If it's an underestimate and I'm actually burning more then that's just great. But I don't use it for figuring out how much to eat, I...
06-18-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By damnpoor

Until you start riding for several hours a day...

Until you start riding for several hours a day there isn't anything special you need to eat. Drink water, make sure to rest enough, and your muscles will learn to be better at going up and down on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By damnpoor

I was too heavy to be competitive until I got a...

I was too heavy to be competitive until I got a life threatening illness. 15lbs later the hills seem so easy!
06-17-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By damnpoor

When I'm feeling extra motivated I do the chest...

When I'm feeling extra motivated I do the chest and back, abs, or plyo part of P90X.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By damnpoor

I've been running speedplay for several years....

I've been running speedplay for several years. Never lube the pedal, rarely lube the cleat, never had a problem. Conclusion: either I'm not riding enough or speedplays are awesome.



Me too. I...
06-16-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By damnpoor

On a morning when you are 100% completely rested...

On a morning when you are 100% completely rested take your pulse right when you wake up and remember it. As you train you will know if your body is still tired and repairing itself because your heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,406
Posted By damnpoor

Two most commonly used hex wrenches, CO2 filler...

Two most commonly used hex wrenches, CO2 filler with extra canister, two tire levers, spare tube, phone, house key, credit card, ID, in jersey pockets.
06-16-11, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By damnpoor

Ride on the hoods or tops. There's no reason to...

Ride on the hoods or tops. There's no reason to be in the drops for over an hour. Try getting closer to the handlebar. Raise it up a bit, get a shorter stem, or move the seat forward. In the first...
06-15-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By damnpoor

Garmin makes some really great bike computer/HRM...

Garmin makes some really great bike computer/HRM devices. The 305 is popular. Comes with bike computer, cadence sensor, wheel speed sensor, and HRM.

Garmin Edge 305 on Amazon.com...
06-15-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By damnpoor

Sounds like you're just over exercising a bit. It...

Sounds like you're just over exercising a bit. It happens. If your resting heart rate is elevated, you're unusually tired, and you have residual fatigue in your legs it's normal after an extra long...
06-15-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By damnpoor

There is a shopping center a few blocks away you...

There is a shopping center a few blocks away you can park at. A local group uses it as their meetup spot. It's a short hill and a little less than 2 miles from the north end of Palomares Rd.

580...
06-15-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,781
Posted By damnpoor

Me too. Big ol bag for relatively cheap. Just...

Me too. Big ol bag for relatively cheap. Just grab one next time you go grocery shopping.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 477,176
Posted By damnpoor

206481 Texas, a little north of San Antonio.

206481

Texas, a little north of San Antonio.
06-14-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By damnpoor

Came home with pink sun lines for the first time...

Came home with pink sun lines for the first time this year!
06-14-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By damnpoor

I've always liked riding in hot weather. Drink...

I've always liked riding in hot weather. Drink lots of water and plan extra stops to refill the bottles. Carry some electrolyte tabs if you want. I do have to squeeze the sweat out of my helmet pads...
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