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09-03-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By uptight

I never knew his name but he was awesome. I rode...

I never knew his name but he was awesome. I rode the ARBT a lot when I lived in Fair Oaks. He would always give me a holler, a cheer, a nod. Always had a great attitude and he spread it around....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By uptight

It has carbon seat stays, that's where the zertz...

It has carbon seat stays, that's where the zertz are installed. I believe the fork has a carbon steerer tube. I had one of those frames. It was great. $310 is a bit much for it, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,543
Posted By uptight

No, you're in the right place. Just wanted to be...

No, you're in the right place. Just wanted to be sure you got what you wanted. It's a good bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,543
Posted By uptight

The X0 is a cyclocross bike, you knew that,...

The X0 is a cyclocross bike, you knew that, right? I have a 2009 frame and added my own components. It's a great basic 'cross bike. I raced it a couple seasons. It's like a crit bike for the dirt....
11-28-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,601
Posted By uptight

I'm 5'10" and I have a 56cm which I race. The...

I'm 5'10" and I have a 56cm which I race. The fit is really good. I could go with a 54cm just as well which would make the bike a bit quicker in tight turns. If you're going to ride distance then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By uptight

I believe the newer style are reliable. I have a...

I believe the newer style are reliable. I have a set circa 2004...the rear hub failed on me during a race. The design uses a spring which looks kind of like a bent paper clip which hooks into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By uptight

I worry about this sort of incident alot around...

I worry about this sort of incident alot around here. Especially when riding off road where them snakes could be hiding in the brush at the edge of the trail. I'd be cleaning my shorts by now if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,873
Posted By uptight

In my experience I don't think riding slows the...

In my experience I don't think riding slows the healing process. Now, I'm not advising you to keep riding...go see a medical professional. Hope it clears up soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,873
Posted By uptight

I'm a long time gout sufferer. I take...

I'm a long time gout sufferer. I take allopurinol daily to control the uric acid levels. When an attack comes I ramp up the colychris (sp?) to flush the uric acid. It usually takes a week to get...
08-08-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By uptight

Driver's Ed in high school MSF. Off-road...

Driver's Ed in high school
MSF.
Off-road driving class in the desert
I also drove CUCVs, 5 tons, and dueces in the Army but the Army never once gave me a driving class that I can recall.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By uptight

I told myself the same thing my first time on the...

I told myself the same thing my first time on the DR. But I came back for more self-inflicted punishment. I had a pretty good time out there when I wasn't suffering on Hwy 88 towards Pickett's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By uptight

I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee for...

I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee for debridement 40 days ago. I was given no exercises to do after surgery. At my 2 week follow up the surgeon said I can ride a stationary bike as much as my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By uptight

I still have ISIS on my cylcocross bike....

I still have ISIS on my cylcocross bike. Truvativ. I don't know the length but it's a double ring setup. Maybe 113mm? I beat the heck out of it, ran it in mud and rain and it lasted a good while, but...
09-24-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,825
Posted By uptight

Sac CX #1. I raced B-45s today. My tubular rear...

Sac CX #1. I raced B-45s today. My tubular rear started losing air on the 3rd lap. It was somewhat rideable but very squirelly on the corners. I finished on it; idiot me left the spares in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,187
Posted By uptight

[QUOTE=freighttraininguphill;12616903]I haven't...

[QUOTE=freighttraininguphill;12616903]I haven't seen anything cool spraypainted on the road around here except for this near the top of the steep Bald Hill Road climb in Placer County, CA:

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,187
Posted By uptight

Ahh Ridgeview. Another El Dorado Hills favorite. ...

Ahh Ridgeview. Another El Dorado Hills favorite. I live in EDH so most of my rides end with going up Beatty or Elmores or Serrano. If I ever want to get home I have to pick one.
02-11-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,073
Posted By uptight

How do you not mangle the rubber seal? I removed...

How do you not mangle the rubber seal? I removed mine and it was so bent out of shape I couldn't fit it back in without it created significant drag. The service instructions say not to remove it and...
02-08-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,702
Posted By uptight

The skinsuit covers your back when the mud is...

The skinsuit covers your back when the mud is flying. A jersey can creep up and wet cold mud on the bare skin doesn't feel so good. Unless you don't race in the mud. Then again, going to the...
01-13-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,859
Posted By uptight

I used a 50/34 with a 28T cassette at the 2010...

I used a 50/34 with a 28T cassette at the 2010 edition. It was my first time doing the DR and the gearing was fine.
10-25-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 84,028
Posted By uptight

I broke my clavicle in 3 places. The x-rays...

I broke my clavicle in 3 places. The x-rays originally showed 2 breaks and the surgeon said he was a little surprised to find the 3rd break after he opened me up. I took seven screws and a plate....
09-11-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By uptight

Good job. I finished a few places behind you. ...

Good job. I finished a few places behind you. There were actually more than 34 entrants. I know at least 2 guys who DNF'd and didn't check in at the end of the race, and their numbers weren't...
07-12-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,357
Posted By uptight

I did the Death Ride. My first time. 12 hours...

I did the Death Ride. My first time. 12 hours total; 10 hours actual riding time.
11-20-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By uptight

Did you happen to remove the seal on the drive...

Did you happen to remove the seal on the drive side inside the freehub? If so, that could be throwing off the adjustment. The seal is a bear to get back in to exactly the right position and could...
10-29-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,044
Posted By uptight

I tore my gastrocnemius (sp?) a few years back. ...

I tore my gastrocnemius (sp?) a few years back. The tear itself wasn't the problem. So much blood collected in my ankle and swelled it up to the point I couldn't bear any weight on it. RICE,...
05-22-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By uptight

Joel, To simplify the meetup, I'll be at the...

Joel,
To simplify the meetup, I'll be at the hatchery instead of Iron Point. See you in the AM.

Victor
05-05-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By uptight

Joel, put me down as tentative/most likely to...

Joel, put me down as tentative/most likely to join. I'm not sure where to meet you guys. I live in EDH and don't feel like driving down to Rancho just so I can ride past my house 15 miles into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By uptight

I've had both the Road Machine and the 1 Up. The...

I've had both the Road Machine and the 1 Up. The Road Machine has a better feel to it, IMO. The resistance unit seems to simulate real riding better. The frame of the 1 Up has a better finish and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By uptight

Shimano cleats work with those. I have a pair of...

Shimano cleats work with those. I have a pair of the RE-1s from ~10 years ago.
02-13-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,382
Posted By uptight

I won't be riding in. Have fun on the ride.

I won't be riding in. Have fun on the ride.
02-13-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By uptight

I can do any of the 4 choices, actually. Slight...

I can do any of the 4 choices, actually. Slight preference for May 23rd.
02-11-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,382
Posted By uptight

I have 3 options and I don't know what's gonna...

I have 3 options and I don't know what's gonna happen yet:
a) If the wife is coming, then I won't be able to ride my bike in. Instead, I'll be pushing a baby stroller with the kid.
b) If the...
01-26-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,382
Posted By uptight

Sounds good...

I'll likely join in, unless the wife changes my plans. If anybody wants to ride down to Sac from Folsom/Gold River/Rancho Cordova along the parkway then let me know. We can meet up somewhere and go...
11-06-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By uptight

Put me down as Tentative/Likely to attend. But...

Put me down as Tentative/Likely to attend. But since I live in EDH I'll have to hook up with you somewhere in Folsom / EDH and go from there. I'll ride with you to the finish in Rancho Cordova then...
08-10-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By uptight

Guys, it was good riding with you all today. ...

Guys, it was good riding with you all today.

Matt: I was reading the Mt Hamilton Labor Day ride thread...sounds pretty interesting. Do you have any carpool plans from Sacto? I might be up...
06-14-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By uptight

try these sites for ideas

these sites have rides that are in the Folsom/EDH area. Or you can ride the American River Trail to Sacramento and back. Another favorite is going around Folsom Lake.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By uptight

I have one. The highest (road tire) pressure I...

I have one. The highest (road tire) pressure I can achieve is about 80psi. I also carry CO2. I use the pump to get the tire somewhat firm, then use the CO2 to get it up to full pressure ~110psi.
03-18-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By uptight

I started running in November 'cause I was burned...

I started running in November 'cause I was burned out on the bike. I use a run/walk program which I found on the web. Basically you alternate running a few minutes and walking 1 minute; and increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,314
Posted By uptight

Comparison Felt F5C and Allez Comp

I've had both an '06 Felt F5C (all carbon frame) and the '05 Allez Comp (alum with carbon seatstays). The Allez accelerates and climbs better. It's just more responsive to the pedals than the Felt...
08-08-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By uptight

Purdue Northwestern Sacramento State ...

Purdue
Northwestern
Sacramento State
Pacific Union College
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,810
Posted By uptight

I broke my right clavicle in 3 places and need a...

I broke my right clavicle in 3 places and need a plate installed. The time between the installation and removal was 7 months. Then 3 months to recover after that. So about 10 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By uptight

123mm wide if I recall correctly. I had an Alias...

123mm wide if I recall correctly. I had an Alias 143 for a short while and it hurt like heck. I ride an Arione now. It's better but I still get numb after a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By uptight

Brings back memories...of heat, humidity, chipped...

Brings back memories...of heat, humidity, chipped beef on toast, and endless push ups. I spent 2 summers there back in the 80's. Combat Engineer school.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By uptight

help converting to flat bar - Campy 9 speed

Hi. I'd like to know what I would need to do to convert my wife's road bike to a flat bar setup. She has a really hard time riding a drop bar and I think she'd enjoy it more if it was a flat bar like...
06-10-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,101
Posted By uptight

I have the same shock. It is indeed threaded on...

I have the same shock. It is indeed threaded on very tightly. Here's what I did since I don't have a vise: I used an adjustable wrench on the eyelet end. (It didn't mar up the finish). Place the...
03-11-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By uptight

a Canadian dime will fit. Costs about $0.07 US.

a Canadian dime will fit. Costs about $0.07 US.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By uptight

We're very close in height and inseam. I'm 0.5"...

We're very close in height and inseam. I'm 0.5" shorter in height and inseam as you. I had much the same problems. My first roadbike was a 56cm. It fit my lower half really well but even with a short...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By uptight

I have a single beam helmet mount which I use for...

I have a single beam helmet mount which I use for mountain biking at night. Great light. It is halogen but is brighter than many HID lights, and it shines white light not blue-ish. I've had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 613
Posted By uptight

I have a Cateye with cadence function. When I...

I have a Cateye with cadence function. When I ride by myself I display just cadence and the clock. Speed means nothing. But, when I ride with a group I do use the speed function and try to maintain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 5,813
Posted By uptight

5'10.5" ~145 lbs. I just turned 40 years old and...

5'10.5" ~145 lbs. I just turned 40 years old and I'm getting stronger every year. I seem to have positive results from riding more and riding harder. And eating better.
02-19-06, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By uptight

I have a bicuspid aortic valve which causes a...

I have a bicuspid aortic valve which causes a murmur. My cardiologist didn't recommend any change in activity.
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