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08-21-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,313
Posted By jimincalif

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I...

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I sympathize, we always live with the danger, but for most of us it is something that only happens to others. Where I live in OC is not a very risky area, but...
08-05-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a...

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a loop around the neighborhood to reach an even number or a metric. A couple of weeks ago I did a route that would be almost 80 miles, so I added enough...
07-31-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By jimincalif

Probably half that group is grateful for the...

Probably half that group is grateful for the break and a chance to recover while you regroup. But most of them would never admit it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By jimincalif

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road...

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road tires. IME Stan’s is good up to about 40 psi, Orange does better with higher pressures.
07-06-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By jimincalif

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a...

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a banana at least one hour before riding. For me this is usually enough for up to 60 miles and 2,500 ft or so. I carry a Clif Bar, sometimes I eat it,...
06-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,754
Posted By jimincalif

Did a little Strava art today: ...

Did a little Strava art today:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3679964220

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,901
Posted By jimincalif

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the...

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the freezer on their sides tipped up slightly. Then just before departure I fill them the rest of the way with cold water. Gives me water available right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,901
Posted By jimincalif

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my...

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my front tire (tubeless), it was holding air so I continued on my planned route, but it started spraying sealant on a descent. I was able to stop and give...
06-16-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,869
Posted By jimincalif

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38...

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38 on my Niner RDO and have been pretty pleased with them. They roll faster on pavement than I expected.
05-24-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By jimincalif

Iím now in Meridian, ID. Had to escape...

Iím now in Meridian, ID. Had to escape California for a bit. Did my third ride during this visit today out to Lucky Peak State Park and back, just under 55 miles. Absolutely beautiful day for it.
05-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By jimincalif

I have three tiers of flat protection with my...

I have three tiers of flat protection with my tubeless - (1) sealant, (2) DynaPlugs and (3) inner tube.

I have never used the inner tube. I've used DynaPlugs 4 times. If they didn't work I'd...
05-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By jimincalif

Shimming the rotors was easy. FYI my hubs are...

Shimming the rotors was easy. FYI my hubs are Stans Neo on the OEM wheels and DT Swiss 350s on the RCG 36 wheels. Once I mounted the rotors on the RCGs and put them on the bike, the outside pads...
04-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, I have a couple of chargers, so I can...

Yeah, I have a couple of chargers, so I can always do this if I need to. But I do think a car is better off if it is actually driven, fluids circulated, engine brought up to full operating...
04-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By jimincalif

I'm pretty much the same size except for the...

I'm pretty much the same size except for the weight, I do have a couple of back issues and sciatica. The pain comes and goes, sitting, standing too long, and walking (sometimes) triggers it. The...
04-22-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By jimincalif

I have 3 DT hubs and use Super Lube synthetic...

I have 3 DT hubs and use Super Lube synthetic grease on them. Seems to work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By jimincalif

I believe youíre right on the bacon strips, Iíve...

I believe youíre right on the bacon strips, Iíve not used them. I have heard they can work their way out of the tire. The DynaPlugs have a brass tip that stays in the tire. As I said, my last tire...
03-31-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By jimincalif

My wife was going to the store this morning, and...

My wife was going to the store this morning, and I realized that I have not driven my car at all in two weeks, so I asked her to take mine, just to keep it from sitting so long. All my excursions...
03-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,754
Posted By jimincalif

Yes, riding outdoors. Club rides are canceled. ...

Yes, riding outdoors. Club rides are canceled. Rode with just a small group (3 of us) yesterday, so easy to not get too bunched up together. Stayed on streets and off the MUPs, car traffic is way...
03-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By jimincalif

I hope youíre right, but our constitutional...

I hope youíre right, but our constitutional rights seem to be the last thing on the minds of anyone in government right now.
03-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,565
Posted By jimincalif

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she...

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she was there with her bike and talking about the whole process. She said that lots of riders could train for the physical challenge, but to go this fast...
03-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,098
Posted By jimincalif

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is...

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is mind clearing. Works for me with both riding and sailing, I can get my head totally into it, and temporarily let go of all the other stuff that's...
03-05-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By jimincalif

The only time I had random racket on some cogs...

The only time I had random racket on some cogs and not others, my lock ring was not fully torqued. But you said you already checked that.

If you put it on one of the noisy cogs and then look...
02-24-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By jimincalif

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr....

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr. and get a pass, good for a year. Need to take a real ID. They have info on their website. Personally I just ride I-5. Itís a bit noisy unless you...
01-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By jimincalif

1 and another on the way!

1 and another on the way!
01-15-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By jimincalif

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be...

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be related to the crank length, but interesting you say this occurs only on the longer cranks? I have read several things in the last few years that suggest...
01-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By jimincalif

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel...

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel bike, and I'm running tubeless. My riding on them was probably about 80/20 road/dirt until I got a separate wheelset for road tires.

For your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,503
Posted By jimincalif

When I was in a training clinic with an actual...

When I was in a training clinic with an actual coach, he had us target low 70s for climbing and 90 for steady/flat. I still use this as a guide, on long climbs I will tend to vary it a bit by...
12-16-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By jimincalif

Some people are into that. Whatever floats your...

Some people are into that. Whatever floats your boat, consenting adults and all that! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,001
Posted By jimincalif

Dynaplugs have a brass tip on the rubber bit to...

Dynaplugs have a brass tip on the rubber bit to facilitate insertion. The brass bit stays in the tire and might also work as a barb to resist the plug coming back out of the tire. They say there is...
11-27-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By jimincalif

Glad to hear youíre feeling good!

Glad to hear youíre feeling good!
11-20-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,870
Posted By jimincalif

Like the doc, I have both. Canít say that Iíve...

Like the doc, I have both. Canít say that Iíve spent much maintenance time on either. I have carbon rims with the discs, AL with the rims brakes. Happy with both in dry weather. Not keen on rim...
11-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By jimincalif

What works for me is riding with other people. I...

What works for me is riding with other people. I joined a couple clubs to meet other riders, but also will arrange ad hoc rides with others. If Iíve told someone I will be there, then I go, when it...
10-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high...

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high for tubeless. I weigh about 197#, I run about 78 rear and 64 front on 30mm tires.
09-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By jimincalif

From everything Iíve read and my own experience,...

From everything Iíve read and my own experience, standing is less efficient than smooth seated pedaling, so what youíre experiencing isnít unusual. I stand to give other muscles or my butt a break,...
09-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By jimincalif

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon)...

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon) as my second set for my gravel bike. I use the OEM Stanís wheels for off road and the RCGs on road, but I could go the other way if I chose.

Both...
09-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,058
Posted By jimincalif

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an...

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an opportunity to improve fitness, you need to train and build up, hills are a great way to do this. There are lots of different approaches to...
09-11-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,483
Posted By jimincalif

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and...

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and 13 years old, I hung out a lot at the LBS. IIRC the ownersí names were Jerry and Duane, they were absolute saints for putting up with me. At least...
09-08-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,404
Posted By jimincalif

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump...

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump Hill on Santiago Canyon Road westbound there is a nasty bump where heaved asphalt meets concrete at one of the toll road intersections. Having just...
09-08-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,404
Posted By jimincalif

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We...

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We should round up a group to do this one. So many rides, so little time!
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jimincalif

I popped a Dynaplug into my tire last night,...

I popped a Dynaplug into my tire last night, worked great, sealed the hole immediately and there is no sealant weeping from it overnight. Will see how it holds up. I'm guessing I've got maybe...
08-27-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,535
Posted By jimincalif

I had one on a Weds morning, Thursday night I...

I had one on a Weds morning, Thursday night I went to my "torture clinic" working out for 90 minutes on a stationary bike and my own bike on a trainer. No problems.
08-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,980
Posted By jimincalif

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,085
Posted By jimincalif

Well, by actually seeing/trying the bike you...

Well, by actually seeing/trying the bike you confirmed the correct size and color preference. So not a complete waste of time. Being able to see and touch the product are the few advantages bricks...
08-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By jimincalif

This is not new here is SoCal. Back in 1976...

This is not new here is SoCal. Back in 1976 traffic planners re-purposed a general use lane on the Santa Monica freeway to be a carpool lane. It was a public relations disaster and lasted just 21...
08-17-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,738
Posted By jimincalif

If you are going to stick with road cycling, then...

If you are going to stick with road cycling, then NO, you absolutely did not over buy. I ride a 2008 Roubaix, when I bought (used) it I was 220#. Now almost six years and 35,000 miles later, I am...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,108
Posted By jimincalif

Rewards cards and full payment of the bill each...

Rewards cards and full payment of the bill each month is a great combo. We've managed a few free airline tickets that way in recent years. BITD when I owned my own company, all our computer...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By jimincalif

I have an old Davis plastic sextant. It doesnít...

I have an old Davis plastic sextant. It doesnít have turn-by-turn. :(
08-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,411
Posted By jimincalif

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the...

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the tradition, so we should honor it! And they make more sense than Shimano's groupset model numbers!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,842
Posted By jimincalif

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my...

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my gravel bike (which also sees a lot of road time). Not much difference really. I have the double-sided SPD pedals so I don't have the pedal upside down...
07-18-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By jimincalif

Iíve had good luck using gaffer tape inside a...

Iíve had good luck using gaffer tape inside a tire to boot it when there is just a bit of damage to the cords. Think of a much stronger duct tape. Use a couple layers, if itís just a small screw hole...
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