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06-07-16, 12:14 PM
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Posted By danec99

This event has moved to the Marriot.

This event has moved to the Marriot.
01-06-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By danec99

That rain VA. I dodged a few different rain...

That rain VA. I dodged a few different rain events in the previous weeks, but not today. Drenched. See how dry things are when it is time to put them on again, the go sit at a soccer game until 8....
12-07-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By danec99

Layering is an artform. My application is for a...

Layering is an artform. My application is for a commute, so I only have to plan for an hour ride (wet weather kills my shell ridge dirt runs.) Way more laundry than warmer rides, plus the extra time...
12-07-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By danec99

I am going kicking & screaming into the use of...

I am going kicking & screaming into the use of fenders, but I found a supplier of wood fenders and hope to place my order this week. I was thinking of the minimalist type of wedge shaped plastic...
11-30-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By danec99

I was at max for my warmest bicycle specific...

I was at max for my warmest bicycle specific clothing. Added some stuff on Black Friday as well (warmer layers.) Very challenging to dress warmly and not overheat. Certainly wasn't a problem today....
11-18-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 23,857
Posted By danec99

I did find a nugget in his Tips for Happy Riding...

I did find a nugget in his Tips for Happy Riding (http://www.rivbike.com/kb_results.asp?ID=6) - "Wear something out."

This is harder to do than imagined. Aside from tires, most parts on (my) bikes...
11-05-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By danec99

486445 Might want to bring some extra layers,...

486445
Might want to bring some extra layers, just in "case".
11-02-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By danec99

We love the Giro. We start late, go slow and ease...

We love the Giro. We start late, go slow and ease off as we go.
10-05-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

Mt. St. Helena from somewhere along Westside Rd....

Mt. St. Helena from somewhere along Westside Rd. Enjoyed nice morning temps, getting warmer by rides end at the 2015 Howl'o Wheel'n Morbid Metric. A great fall ride in Windsor/Geyserville area, the...
10-02-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By danec99

Niles Canyon One Day Closure - Oct 11

Just saw this bit of info. They are closing the road to cars for a day, hikers and bikers only, plus will discuss with interested parties plans for a separate trail/path for hikers and bikers. Nile...
10-02-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

Did an overnight trip with the Walnut Creek...

Did an overnight trip with the Walnut Creek Touring Group. Heather Farms to Petaluma, Petaluma to Embarcadero BART. A fellow rider noticed this odd attachment on my tire....
09-14-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By danec99

Diablo's the best because I don't have to drive. ...

Diablo's the best because I don't have to drive.
Tam is the best because you have to go by Marin Brewing.
Ham is the best because it has VERY little vehicle traffic .
08-25-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

Bodie, Ca ...

Bodie, Ca
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08-14-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By danec99

2015 Giro D' Vino

Just checked in with the web site to see what was up and saw a few changes. First is, it is not on the 1st with daylight savings time. The ride is on the 8th this year. And second is they are...
07-24-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By danec99

Downieville shops do have shuttle rides up to the...

Downieville shops do have shuttle rides up to the top, I road up there last time and that is a seriously steep hill. However I was out there just shy of 4 hours, 2 hours is a pretty small window...
07-20-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By danec99

We spent 2 days in Paso tasting wine, then drove...

We spent 2 days in Paso tasting wine, then drove home. The train would be a great option.
07-20-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,480
Posted By danec99

Aug 15 & 22 are out. Good luck organizing this...

Aug 15 & 22 are out. Good luck organizing this LOS, seems like herding cats...
07-14-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By danec99

Day 4: Lime Kiln to San Simeon ...

Day 4: Lime Kiln to San Simeon
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The sun rose over the towering...
07-14-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By danec99

Day 2: Manresa to Monterey A short day. Ha. I...

Day 2: Manresa to Monterey
A short day. Ha. I felt good after the long haul the day before and I got my tent, pads and pillow all stowed like the brochure. My Esbit stove was just fine for hot water...
07-14-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By danec99

Ride Report - San Francisco to Paso Robles (long winded + pic heavy)

San Francisco to Paso Robles
We had wanted to explore the Paso Robles wineries for a while and I had wanted to ride my bike there so this year the plan was set. I have never toured before, but with...
07-09-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By danec99

The Bay Trail from Berkeley to Pt. Richmond;...

The Bay Trail from Berkeley to Pt. Richmond; Along the water, great views and FLAT (of course with flat comes the "gentle" ocean breezes, but enjoy the ride.)
07-01-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By danec99

I ride home from work and hit shell ridge/borges...

I ride home from work and hit shell ridge/borges most days. My water was already undrinkable by Heather farms and the dirt was quiet from Indian Valley on, good day to "explore" the area. Today I am...
06-30-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

Some images from my Colma to Paso Robles trip ...

Some images from my Colma to Paso Robles trip
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Off into the dirt...
06-08-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By danec99

What a difference a weekend makes. Hello high...

What a difference a weekend makes. Hello high heat. I was rolling in the dirt Saturday at the base of Diablo and it was pushing 100. Now we'll see if the usual headwinds appear for my commute home,...
03-24-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

Diablo ...

Diablo
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12-02-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

I am now a 3/4 time bike commuter (riding in the...

I am now a 3/4 time bike commuter (riding in the dark is ok, but full on rain no thanks.) Just had my first commute flat, pretty good one too!...
11-10-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By danec99

2 case's this year - a great ride as usual.

2 case's this year - a great ride as usual.
07-29-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By danec99

I did not see the SLX on the Trek site. Lexa...

I did not see the SLX on the Trek site.
Lexa SLX - Alloy with carbon fork vs the Avail and Domaine which are carbon. That is a personal preference; I have not ridden a carbon bike so I cannot...
07-29-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By danec99

The Trek and the Giant are pretty similar bikes....

The Trek and the Giant are pretty similar bikes. I guess this "Giant Composite Technology" is carbon fiber. Both bikes list themselves as "Shimano 105", but as usual they don't go all out. The...
06-20-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By danec99

No idea, but please post back with a report of...

No idea, but please post back with a report of how this ride went - lots of dirt roads up there.
04-28-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By danec99

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/danec99/8...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/danec99/887AEA6E-97CC-4F84-940B-2E872E6A976A-5203-000007CAD8677210_zpsab330ea5.jpg
04-09-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By danec99

They are indeed USH's. I like them. I was a...

They are indeed USH's. I like them. I was a skinny tire rider, then when I began following the road wherever it went, began to look at larger volume tires. These are great for all surfaces; run'em...
04-08-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By danec99

Road/Cross/Touring - it's a go anywhere bike... ...

Road/Cross/Touring - it's a go anywhere bike...
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04-07-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By danec99

In search of unpaved roads and adventure

So I mapped out at route on Ride with the GPS and rolled out of the Turlock Lake parking area on a fairly breezy but gorgeous spring day. My main goal is Fields Rd, a gravel road with views of the...
02-25-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By danec99

Yes, the Giro de Vino is a must.

Yes, the Giro de Vino is a must.
02-24-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By danec99

So far I am in on the Motherlode Metric and the...

So far I am in on the Motherlode Metric and the Backboards Challange. With eyes on registering for the Giro Bello as well. Probably no more than 5 paid events and returning to the metrics after doing...
02-24-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By danec99

A great day for a bike ride! Thanks for putting...

A great day for a bike ride! Thanks for putting this together BikingShearer. As my cycling was not as satisfactory last "season", rides like this are a great start to this "season."
02-19-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By danec99

Tempting, and in.

Tempting, and in.
01-27-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By danec99

Seems like a great bike for the ride. As you...

Seems like a great bike for the ride. As you stated the only issue is hand positions. Better yet would be to add a nice rigid fork (even it is only temporary). I swap out forks on my 29er depending...
11-06-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,726
Posted By danec99

Thanks! Ha! Yes, 26". Actually not that...

Thanks!

Ha! Yes, 26". Actually not that long, I had that post in the bin, it fit, so on it went. The cockpit was cramped and that post has been replaced.
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11-04-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By danec99

Macchia - Bodacious Harney Lane - Tempranillo ...

Macchia - Bodacious
Harney Lane - Tempranillo

But for the most part the first 5 stops are really good, I liked Ripken as well. Cycles is worthwhile as you'd be hard pressed to find as drinkable...
11-04-13, 01:01 PM
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Views: 1,202,553
Posted By danec99

Another from the 2013 Giro D'Vino (or Giro D'Wind...

Another from the 2013 Giro D'Vino (or Giro D'Wind this year.) Lodi, Ca has some pretty good reds. This ride is 75k, with 14 winery stops and wine shuttle services. We took advantage of that! Ride had...
11-04-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By danec99

Starting late we enjoyed a nice roll through the...

Starting late we enjoyed a nice roll through the vineyards around Lodi. We had the wineries to ourselves and made heavy use of the wine shuttle. Pretty substantial winds prior to the lunch stop were...
10-11-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By danec99

Nothing wrong with a Univega. The front fork may...

Nothing wrong with a Univega. The front fork may need replacing with something better and lighter. I am not familiar with Univega's FS design and functionality, but I think it is a pretty cool bike,...
10-11-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By danec99

Pretty good. If that is a full XTR bike, those...

Pretty good. If that is a full XTR bike, those parts by themselves sure add up to that at least. The front fork is not a Rock Shox Judy DH per the spec, a much lesser RST is on it. I would jump on...
10-11-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 57,534
Posted By danec99

Looking good PCB - Now I can see how well mine...

Looking good PCB - Now I can see how well mine will look when I put Paselas on it.
10-10-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 57,534
Posted By danec99

A few of these have been on BF, but pretty rare....

A few of these have been on BF, but pretty rare. Bibliobob posted is earlier in the thread. Late 70's Echelon (Cherubim) Odyssey. Lightweight Japanese frame, 22 pounds as pictured. A real pleasure to...
10-10-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 1,499,648
Posted By danec99

This would be the missing Grizzly sticker ...

This would be the missing Grizzly sticker
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10-04-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 702,261
Posted By danec99

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/danec99/I...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/danec99/IMG_4398.jpg
Near the end of 13 hours in Disneyland with the unofficial grandkids.
09-26-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,758
Posted By danec99

The red 3Rensho Allez's are pretty nice mid '80's...

The red 3Rensho Allez's are pretty nice mid '80's bikes. I had a snazzy 88 Allez with the purple, yellow and white paint. Had Suntour GPX on it, was a nice riding bike. But as had been noted above...
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