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Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,358
Posted By cccorlew

Did you have reservations for the places you...

Did you have reservations for the places you stayed, or find them on the fly? Where did you stay? Thanks again for your post and photos.
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,358
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks for this post. We are trying to plan a GAP...

Thanks for this post. We are trying to plan a GAP ride and your info was really helpful.
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,271
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks for posting this! My wife and I have years...

Thanks for posting this! My wife and I have years of supported tours, but will be doing a short section of your ride on our own. It will be our first unsupported effort. We hope it's a tune up for...
04-25-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks to all who responded. I used the barrel...

Thanks to all who responded.
I used the barrel adjuster and wheelset 2 now shifts smoothly. Alas, it doesn't not want to stay in the smallest cog, which is OK as I rarely need it.
If I'm feeling...
04-24-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By cccorlew

help me be able to swap between 2 wheelsets

I have two disc brake wheel sets. One is 700C with an 11-36 cassette. The other is 650B with 11-40.
I had the LBS set up my new s-ride derailer with the 650B 11-40 wheels and it works just fine....
04-04-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By cccorlew

I have a 2010 set of Roval Fusee SL 25 wheels...

I have a 2010 set of Roval Fusee SL 25 wheels that came on my Roubaix. I've been able to find replacement freehubs for my other wheels, but not Roval Fusee SL 25 wheels. I'd love to be able to use...
01-20-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By cccorlew

I did at least see the canal patrol (maybe it was...

I did at least see the canal patrol (maybe it was EBRP patrol) pull over a quad atv on that had been riding on the trail in Antioch. It was great. He passed me and then, lie magic, 3/4 of a mile down...
07-17-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,107
Posted By cccorlew

Someone asked for videos... Me on a ride: ...

Someone asked for videos...
Me on a ride:
https://youtu.be/u8zh3zhOwfY

Wife on commute
https://youtu.be/64PxL9Lfj64

and another
https://youtu.be/TyYqv1nT7ro
07-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
Posted By cccorlew

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always...

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always think of them as cyclist elimination zones. I hate them when I'm in a car, but REALLY hate them when I'm on a bike.
05-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By cccorlew

Bike to Work Day 2020 COVID-19 version

Our local bike to work day was supposed to be today. We did it even though it was postponed. 45 seconds of commuter bliss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249PtJ9iDNw
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By cccorlew

Bike to Work Day 2020 COVID-19 version

Our local bike to work day was supposed to be today. We did it even though it was postponed. 45 seconds of commuter bliss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249PtJ9iDNw
03-31-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By cccorlew

I'm looking forward to riding there again, but...

I'm looking forward to riding there again, but for now, STAY HOME and if you do ride, don't stop where there are other humans.
03-25-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,653
Posted By cccorlew

Tricia and I thought it was a good time to try...

Tricia and I thought it was a good time to try gravel so we rode to Black Diamond mines. The parking area was very full and people were parking illegally. We saw too many groups that were obviously...
12-28-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,706
Posted By cccorlew

I'm 66 and like hills even and though I suck at...

I'm 66 and like hills even and though I suck at them, I eventually finish. I have a 48/32 in front and an11-32 in back on my Roubaix.
12-22-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,178
Posted By cccorlew

I'm a huge fan of Onda Wellness...

I'm a huge fan of Onda Wellness (https://ondawellness.com/).
Their product is "whole hemp" so you get the benefits of the whole plant (but no THC of course.) You get the benefit of the all the...
11-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,305
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks all! This is info that is very useful. I...

Thanks all! This is info that is very useful. I feel educated.
11-05-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,305
Posted By cccorlew

Which Derailleur? RX 800? RX810? RX812?

Currently I have an 11-32 in back. I'd like to go 11-36, but my Ultegra derailleur will only handle 32.

So, RX 800? RX810? RX812? They all have a 34 tooth max, but I'm hoping I could stretch it to...
10-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By cccorlew

For whatever reason, this is one of Tricia's...

For whatever reason, this is one of Tricia's favorites, and one of the few paid rides we do. We're in for 2019, and will be taking a new ridder with us, hoping she's up for it.
07-13-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,350
Posted By cccorlew

Congrats! Sometimes good tings happen. I...

Congrats! Sometimes good tings happen.

I went to a meeting Friday with the Contra Costa Transit Authority. I had made a couple of videos about the horrible bike infrastructure at Antioch's...
07-13-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,350
Posted By cccorlew

The story is about Pittsburg. This survey is...

The story is about Pittsburg. This survey is Antioch.
07-13-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,102
Posted By cccorlew

If these events happened it still might be hard...

If these events happened it still might be hard to find a report. There was no newspaper covered my mugging, even though "Aging professor bike commuter mugged, beaten and held up at gunpoint on local...
06-01-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,799
Posted By cccorlew

Great to see a ride report on this board again....

Great to see a ride report on this board again. Especially one this epic. And it does remind me of our BF glory days when there was less social media competition. Way to roll OldStrong!
05-27-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,447
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks njkayaker! I think I have it working!

Thanks njkayaker! I think I have it working!
05-26-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,447
Posted By cccorlew

Multiple map files on Garmin 520 plus?

I have a Garmin 520 Plus. I live in California and and heading for a bike trip in Germany and Austria.
I've downloaded OpenStreet maps for those countries.
In the past, due to storage...
04-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,417
Posted By cccorlew

The older I get the faster I was.

The older I get the faster I was.
04-24-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 134,942
Posted By cccorlew

cthenn...

cthenn (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cthenn-186595.html) WOW! I think I know where I'll be riding Saturday!
03-05-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,029
Posted By cccorlew

I've never been an athletic. Ever. I wish I was....

I've never been an athletic. Ever. I wish I was. I've done double centuries very slowly and ridden multi week supported tours with many mountains, again, very slowly. I bike commute daily and if I...
02-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,790
Posted By cccorlew

My 520 was used so much the battery life became...

My 520 was used so much the battery life became annoyingly short. I bought a 520 plus partly because I wanted more memory for maps and partly fr teh battery. At the time I couldn't find instructions...
02-19-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By cccorlew

That shifting is the reason I love eTap. With a...

That shifting is the reason I love eTap. With a "blip" I can do all my shifting right handed. It's amazing.
Check this link to a photo : https://www.instagram.com/p/BXoytTBg6Sa/?utm_source=ig_embed...
02-10-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By cccorlew

I think what I meant was that she gets the names...

I think what I meant was that she gets the names of streets to turn on and not only arrows.
02-09-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By cccorlew

I got this for my wife. I download RideWithGPS...

I got this for my wife. I download RideWithGPS files for her all the time and they work really well. BUT you need to download ones that have turn by turn directions.
Also, and I'm not sure about...
02-09-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By cccorlew

The system connects to a Gramin. I have a 520...

The system connects to a Gramin. I have a 520 that reports the lowest batteries power It also flashes a warning when a battery gets really low. Plus, teh rear gets more shifts than the front, so runs...
02-09-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,699
Posted By cccorlew

If anyone else is doing this you might think...

If anyone else is doing this you might think about looking for a 48-32 or even 46-30 crankset instead of the giant cassette. Praxis makes a great 28-32. I have on eon my Roubaix. FSA makes an...
02-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 134,942
Posted By cccorlew

DiabloScott...

DiabloScott (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/diabloscott-68015.html) Sweet!
01-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,515
Posted By cccorlew

I love my Hotshot. The charge lasts longer than I...

I love my Hotshot. The charge lasts longer than I thought it would. And it's super bright. Perfect even for day rides.
I also have a Cygolite Expilion, not the same as the Metro, but it's a great...
01-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,290
Posted By cccorlew

Ha! Yep, I do. I'm a wear-it-once-then-wash guy. ...

Ha! Yep, I do. I'm a wear-it-once-then-wash guy.
I think, after reading this, that I must have a different strap. Mine is plastic, and the monitor doesn't snap on. So I just give it a wipe every now...
01-01-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,290
Posted By cccorlew

I've had mine since before 2008. I've never...

I've had mine since before 2008. I've never washed it (am I supposed to?) and it works fine to this day. Am I just lucky?
01-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By cccorlew

I'm not in Davis, but the Davis bike club is...

I'm not in Davis, but the Davis bike club is amazing and very very active. It appears they have a race team, but also a regular folks group. I'm a member, even though I'm too far away to do their...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,857
Posted By cccorlew

Not that I've noticed. It sure would be nice if...

Not that I've noticed. It sure would be nice if they did. I do worry that there isn't a perfect tail light mount.
12-08-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,348
Posted By cccorlew

I don't know about lost momentum, but I swear...

I don't know about lost momentum, but I swear I've lost VO2 max from the smoke. I wonder if it heals, or this is the new norm.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,857
Posted By cccorlew

After my commuter bike was totaled by a truck (I...

After my commuter bike was totaled by a truck (I came out pretty well) I thought "If I'm going to get smacked on the road I'd rather have it happen on a nice bike."
Plus, considering how many miles...
12-01-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By cccorlew

My main road bike has calipers. My commuter road...

My main road bike has calipers. My commuter road bike has discs. I don't find the discs better. And I generally prefer the calipers except in very wet conditions.
12-01-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,655
Posted By cccorlew

My question is this: If it's a private road, why...

My question is this: If it's a private road, why would the police patrol it? If I roll a stop sign on a private road how can the police have authority to enforce it? Why are they even there?

I...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By cccorlew

I got a this after... well......

I got a this after... well... https://www.amazon.com/Thule-Gauntlet-MacBook-Retina-3203093/dp/B00R8K9J0M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543162700&sr=8-3&keywords=thule+laptop+case
It's heavy enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,798
Posted By cccorlew

We took our bikes, because I love my bike and...

We took our bikes, because I love my bike and didn't want to do something this hard on a borrowed bike. They do offer rentals.
We carried them in EVOC bags. United charged too much, but didn't hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,798
Posted By cccorlew

My wife and I rode from the English Channel to...

My wife and I rode from the English Channel to the Med with Peak Cycling last summer.
14 days, no off days, tons of climbing. It was hard, but stunning. Every day was more amazing than the day...
11-21-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,348
Posted By cccorlew

I'm watching Purpleair.com and I'm seeing Central...

I'm watching Purpleair.com and I'm seeing Central Contra Costa looking better every minute. East is still behind, but getting better.
I rode in a freaking downpour today, got cold and soaked, and...
11-17-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By cccorlew

Trainer sessions are not supposed to be...

Trainer sessions are not supposed to be tolerable. At least that's my understanding of how it works.
11-17-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,348
Posted By cccorlew

Mine IS an N95. Says so right on it. That valve...

Mine IS an N95. Says so right on it. That valve is just so you can exhale more easily, but isn't a requirement I'd get the ones with the valve, but East Contra is totally sold out according to people...
Replies: 90
Views: 17,713
Posted By cccorlew

United charged my wife and I 200 for each bike...

United charged my wife and I 200 for each bike each way when we went to Paris. AAAArrrrgggg. 800 bucks total. Our next summer trip (Frankfurt to Vienna ride) we're flying SAS. They let me upgrade...
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