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08-12-15, 12:03 PM
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Posted By hamster

It's apparently a Guinness World Record thing....

It's apparently a Guinness World Record thing. They have entries for 12 hours (current record 30419 ft), 24 hours (65780 ft), and 48 hours.
08-11-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By hamster

It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more...

It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more like 200 times (500 feet per repeat.) Pretty reasonable route for this goal, 12% average grade (not wasting energy on air resistance), no crazy...
05-14-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By hamster

Tight clearance between the rear wheel and the...

Tight clearance between the rear wheel and the seat tube is normal. On my size 50 I can barely squeeze my pinky between the tire and the tube, and that's with 23 mm tires. But I don't see why that...
05-12-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By hamster

Well, the problem is that I don't really need a...

Well, the problem is that I don't really need a size 58 frame, since I already have more frames than I need, and size 58 is way too big for me anyway (even the 54 listed in my ad was on the large...
05-12-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By hamster

Coincidence or not?

I'm trying to sell a used carbon road frame on craigslist.

Within 24 hours of each other, I get these emails.

1.
From: Jason S*****

Hi,

I have a 58 frame, brand is Scott team CR1, like...
05-11-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By hamster

That's what I meant. And yes, personally I...

That's what I meant. And yes, personally I wouldn't buy there either.

Available Jun. 17th! $1,950 2 BR/2.5 BA at Venetian! 3 Parking Spaces!...
05-11-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By hamster

You can buy a 2/2 condo under 400k or rent one...

You can buy a 2/2 condo under 400k or rent one under 2k/month right in La Jolla Village.
05-11-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By hamster

Under 400k, nowhere. Just took a look at the real...

Under 400k, nowhere. Just took a look at the real estate listings, apparently housing went up substantially in the last 5 years or so. In 400k-450k range, you can do Santee or San Carlos (schools are...
05-10-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By hamster

Absolutely not. If he has kids, all these are a...

Absolutely not. If he has kids, all these are a big no-no unless he wants to explore intradistrict transfer & busing options, or he's willing to pay for a private school. (And, from the requirement...
05-10-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By hamster

By "La Jolla", do you mean UTC/Sorrento Valley...

By "La Jolla", do you mean UTC/Sorrento Valley (the area along the 5 north of the 52)?

Generally speaking, your demands are not reasonable. Precisely because six figure jobs are concentrated in...
05-08-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By hamster

You rode from Arizona border to Carlsbad in 5th...

You rode from Arizona border to Carlsbad in 5th grade???

Between SLO and Lompoc/Goleta, 1 is a typical highway, fast traffic, mostly farming and semi's, but not all that much of it. I think...
05-07-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By hamster

Look at the first half of Solvang Spring Double...

Look at the first half of Solvang Spring Double Century, backwards Solvang Spring Double Century - A bike ride in Buellton, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2368568) I think that's the only major...
05-07-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By hamster

Interestingly, if you ask Google for a route via...

Interestingly, if you ask Google for a route via CA-138 (Palmdale-Riverside-Temecula), it turns out not to be that much climbier. 11850' along the coast vs. 14500' via CA-138. Though weather is still...
05-06-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By hamster

I am not familiar with Central Valley routes, but...

I am not familiar with Central Valley routes, but the 138 E part is not a very good idea, there is quite a bit of traffic (you'll even end up riding on the freeway shoulder) and the overall route is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,114
Posted By hamster

I'm not familiar with the area and I couldn't...

I'm not familiar with the area and I couldn't figure this out just from your description, can you point at the spot on Google Maps where you crossed the double yellow? Is it West River Dr. / MLK Jr....
03-22-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By hamster

Seconded Ortega Highway. Closer to home, 78...

Seconded Ortega Highway. Closer to home, 78 between Wild Animal Park / Safari Park and Ramona, and S-2 between Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe.
03-09-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By hamster

I'm not sure what's a J-wall (Google search gives...

I'm not sure what's a J-wall (Google search gives me lots of links about a basketball player John Wall but not much else), but I mean a class I bikeway: at least something like the path along 52...
03-08-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By hamster

Took a closer look at their proposals. They...

Took a closer look at their proposals.

They are not aiming for 25% mass transit / 18% bike everywhere. They are talking about "transit priority areas". The definition is complex but it essentially...
03-07-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By hamster

Showers at work actually seem to be pretty common...

Showers at work actually seem to be pretty common in white-collar occupations. A friend of mine just started a company, got some office space, it came with access to a gym and showers (in an adjacent...
03-07-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By hamster

OK, I'll play. * Grade-separated crossing...

OK, I'll play.

* Grade-separated crossing over I-15 at route 56 / Ted Williams Parkway. At the present time, route 56 bike path terminates on the west side of I-15, and going further requires...
03-07-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By hamster

Will. Not. Happen. 25% mass transit will not...

Will. Not. Happen.

25% mass transit will not happen, except possibly in high-density areas like the downtown. An average commute distance in SD is ~10 miles. In its present shape, mass transit is,...
02-28-15, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By hamster

It's on my todo list but my training has lately...

It's on my todo list but my training has lately been in even greater tatters than usual.
02-27-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By hamster

Last two years the aid station was just before...

Last two years the aid station was just before the Cotharin turnoff.

By the way, it's not quite "up Yerba Buena, then down Deer Creek." After you turn from Yerba Buena onto Cotharin, there's...
02-25-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,515
Posted By hamster

Count me as skeptical. Expensive bikes are rarely...

Count me as skeptical. Expensive bikes are rarely worth as much as their MSRPs, even brand new. Resale value plummets from there, carbon warranty is usually non-transferrable, buyers ask too many...
02-21-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,748
Posted By hamster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCzpAIh2NVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCzpAIh2NVQ
02-08-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By hamster

I'm not personally familiar with the area, but...

I'm not personally familiar with the area, but Olsen-Erbes looks well within my tolerance limits in terms of road condition and visible traffic in Google Street View (as long as it's not rush hour)....
01-27-15, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By hamster

I saw some great results / improvements training...

I saw some great results / improvements training 2 days/week. However, this means 2 days with lots of rest in between, not Sat/Sun (e.g. Tue/Sat), and it requires going all-out every time (which may...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,965
Posted By hamster

To be honest, Z06 is pretty unbalanced as is,,...

To be honest, Z06 is pretty unbalanced as is,, and ZR1 only makes matters worse. I actually did a calculation once proving that, under most realistic conditions ( street tires, no wheel spin), in a...
01-21-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,748
Posted By hamster

I got the marathon out of the way, now, need to...

I got the marathon out of the way, now, need to switch back to cycling.

For now my only certain goal is KOM series. Maybe Alta Alpina if I'm in decent shape at that point. I've been contemplating...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,965
Posted By hamster

I'd want to look at detailed weight breakdown,...

I'd want to look at detailed weight breakdown, particularly in case of DA9000 vs Chorus. I compared weights of shifters, FD, RD, and a compact crankset, as published by Competitive Cyclist, and in...
01-20-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By hamster

Are they trying to get to Malibu specifically, or...

Are they trying to get to Malibu specifically, or they just need a route through SoCal on the way to SF?

If they don't need Malibu and they want to avoid PCH, they could take 395 to Temecula...
01-19-15, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By hamster

There are two principal problems. 1. There...

There are two principal problems.

1. There are no good southeast to northwest routes through most of the north OC. There's basically the PCH and a smattering of roads in Yorba Linda / Fullerton /...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By hamster

I don't ride in winter (we don't have winter per...

I don't ride in winter (we don't have winter per se) but I find Polar chest strap (with Garmin transmitter) to be working and transmitting seemingly correct data 99% of the time. I don't see how any...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By hamster

Same experience here. You also forgot to mention...

Same experience here. You also forgot to mention that Peak displays the heart rate with a ~30 s delay. And, to keep the sensor working reliably, I have to tighten the wrist strap to the point that I...
Replies: 162
Views: 19,394
Posted By hamster

I think it's the other way around: UMCA wrote...

I think it's the other way around: UMCA wrote rules to fit their attempts. According to Steve's web site, he's been planning this thing since late 2012. UMCA announced the new record category less...
Replies: 162
Views: 19,394
Posted By hamster

That's how UMCA defines it, but it's not the most...

That's how UMCA defines it, but it's not the most natural choice. Tommy Godwin did 75k in a calendar year. When the dust settles, there can easily be two guys with claims on highest mileage set on...
Replies: 162
Views: 19,394
Posted By hamster

Since this whole thing began, I've been pondering...

Since this whole thing began, I've been pondering about two things.

1. Having two guys go for the one year record simultaneously is a pretty bad idea. Unless one of them quits early due to an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By hamster

If this "takes", all endurance pro athletes will...

If this "takes", all endurance pro athletes will be forced to eat stuff that Dr. Attia describes by saying "the world’s worst scotch tastes like spring water compared to these things", by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By hamster

No, it's a hobby.

No, it's a hobby.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By hamster

Aha. As I understand, they claim, roughly...

Aha. As I understand, they claim, roughly speaking, that ketones take precedence over blood glucose and they can be successful at muscle glycogen sparing even in situations where normal edible carbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By hamster

I'm pretty sure that's either exaggeration /...

I'm pretty sure that's either exaggeration / journalist fantasy or it's derived by dividing the output of their lab by combined salaries of all researchers. You can synthesize most sufficiently...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By hamster

I'm not fully versed in chemistry of the aerobic...

I'm not fully versed in chemistry of the aerobic metabolism, but, generally speaking, oxygen consumption (VO2) is the bottleneck. To get any sort of gains "for long-distance efforts in very fit...
01-11-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,582
Posted By hamster

There are surprisingly many marathons on any...

There are surprisingly many marathons on any given weekend. Sounds like you're running in Carlsbad on 1/18? Just on the West Coast on the same day, there's a big marathon in Phoenix and a small one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By hamster

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/41-Road...

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/41-Road-Cycling
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By hamster

Ditto (with the exception of the Rubber Glove...

Ditto (with the exception of the Rubber Glove video, which I saw and used once because it is available for Strava premium users.)

10 videos back to back is nuts. They are like ~1 hour each,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By hamster

I think you need to consider time of day too....

I think you need to consider time of day too. Cyclist riding on a city street at 7:30 AM on a weekday is going to experience way more harassment than a cyclist out for a Saturday ride. Not only are...
01-06-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,748
Posted By hamster

How about Heartbreak 100? You need it to complete...

How about Heartbreak 100? You need it to complete KOM series.

According to the last triple crown email, Grand Tour does coincide with AA.
01-06-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,582
Posted By hamster

As far as I remember, he got banned for life.

As far as I remember, he got banned for life.
01-06-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 108,055
Posted By hamster

That's what I'm wondering too. Spec wise their...

That's what I'm wondering too. Spec wise their stuff is comparable to typical plastics in terms of elasticity, tensile modulus 1.7 GPa (see...
01-05-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,582
Posted By hamster

Ran/walked 13.1 yesterday. Seems like there's a...

Ran/walked 13.1 yesterday. Seems like there's a new and different problem every time I run. This time it's blisters (only started bothering me by mile 10 or so. I blame wrong type of socks.) I try to...
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