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03-09-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,231
Posted By dalameda

I'm 60 and started "running" last year. I use...

I'm 60 and started "running" last year. I use quotes because I look like arte johnson(think dirty old man from laugh in), and am about as fast, when I run. I have 4 pins in my right foot. I took a...
12-06-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By dalameda

I just want to second the Weehoo iGo. The burley...

I just want to second the Weehoo iGo. The burley is great if you just want to transport the kids from point a to b, but if you want them involved in the ride, weehoo is the way to go. I regularly...
05-23-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,335
Posted By dalameda

It would be nice if there was some way to let his...

It would be nice if there was some way to let his family know what an inspiration he was here. Never met the guy, but always looked forward to his winter trainer posts. Didn't he recently do some...
04-15-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By dalameda

7th street wont be too bad. It is nice and wide. ...

7th street wont be too bad. It is nice and wide. Turn left at Fallon and go over to Oak then back down to 3rd will probably only add 2-3 minutes to your commute. The real shame (but no surprise) is...
03-11-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,477
Posted By dalameda

I lost 60 pounds over a 4 month period with a...

I lost 60 pounds over a 4 month period with a medically managed diet, and a lot of behavioral training. keeping it off isnt about the diet so much as it is about the behaviors. Like others have...
02-21-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 31,367
Posted By dalameda

Tunitas Creek. We are truly blessed to live in a...

Tunitas Creek. We are truly blessed to live in a region with rides like this and weather like this.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r721/dougbiggs/photo%203_zpsjgbbxpsx.jpg...
02-21-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 595,657
Posted By dalameda

Proof that Northern California is a horrible...

Proof that Northern California is a horrible place to ride bikes. The scenery is crappy, the weather is horrible, the roads are boring and the traffic is a mess. You are better off in the snow.
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01-29-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,265
Posted By dalameda

There is lots of good advice in the above posts,...

There is lots of good advice in the above posts, and lots of variety! Try out different things and see what works from you. For me if I had more than one cliff bar on a ride I would bloat up like...
01-23-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,634
Posted By dalameda

Congrats on making it 2 miles! You will look back...

Congrats on making it 2 miles! You will look back on that in a few months and laugh at how easily you can do that same route. Lots of really good advice above. One thing I would add is that you are...
01-17-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,004
Posted By dalameda

Had a horrible ride just like that this morning...

Had a horrible ride just like that this morning in Northern California, but gawd we need the rain.
01-10-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,558
Posted By dalameda

Last September I spent a week in the Eastern...

Last September I spent a week in the Eastern Sierra, climbing the biggest hills I could find, and riding the Mammoth Fall Century. While there I camped out in a campground with a well stocked spring...
01-07-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,739
Posted By dalameda

For shorter rides, I don't really have a...

For shorter rides, I don't really have a preference. I have a variety that I have accumulated, and will wear what the weather dictates - lately it has been castelli long bibs. My all time favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,200
Posted By dalameda

Completed three big climbs - Whitney Portal,...

Completed three big climbs - Whitney Portal, Onion Valley and Horseshoe Meadow in the eastern Sierras - each one was about 5,000 feet or more of climbing. Completed 5 imperial centuries, and a total...
12-11-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By dalameda

Fer the love of gawd I don't know why, but I...

Fer the love of gawd I don't know why, but I signed up for my first one as well. Blame it on going crazy in the rain.
10-15-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By dalameda

This is how a pig rides a bike: Tour de Fuzz Bike...

This is how a pig rides a bike: Tour de Fuzz Bike Ride - Cycle with Sonoma County's Finest (http://www.tourdefuzz.org/)
10-06-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By dalameda

I'm a youngster (only in this forum can I say...

I'm a youngster (only in this forum can I say that) at 58. 2 years ago I took a 3 week vacation at about this time of year. I had done multiple centuries before hand and had a century scheduled the...
10-01-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By dalameda

Having grandkids totally makes up for having...

Having grandkids totally makes up for having kids! My grandson is 3 now, already has 2 bikes and a trike, but spends most of the time in a bike carrier behind my single speed. Our grand daughter is...
09-11-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,880
Posted By dalameda

Don't overthink it You already have the base...

Don't overthink it You already have the base miles in, it is just a matter of setting your pace and getting through the ride. If you haven't done an organized ride before, it is a different type of...
09-07-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By dalameda

Great story! Thanks!

Great story! Thanks!
09-07-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By dalameda

Tour de Fuzz is on the 13th, but unfortunately is...

Tour de Fuzz is on the 13th, but unfortunately is sold out. You might be able to get a transfer ticket though. In my opinion this is one of the best organized rides around. For some reason all the...
09-06-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By dalameda

Epilogue i finished the week with the...

Epilogue

i finished the week with the Mammoth Fall Century. 90 miles of awe inspiring views, and 5 miles of horrid uphill into the wind back to Mammoth Lakes. I forgot to charge my garmin so...
09-04-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By dalameda

For those interested, here are the Strava records...

For those interested, here are the Strava records of the rides:

Bike Ride Profile | Onion Valley near Independence | Times and Records | Strava (http://app.strava.com/activities/189591508)

Bike...
09-04-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By dalameda

Day three Whitney Portal. I debated taking...

Day three Whitney Portal.

I debated taking a rest day but decided to do this last one before heading up towards Mammoth. If I waited another day that would put me too close to the century ride...
09-04-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By dalameda

Horseshoe Meadows This was supposed to be...

Horseshoe Meadows

This was supposed to be the second hardest climb, but I found it harder than Onion Valley. It was longer, and my legs were still tired from the day before. The climb again...
09-04-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By dalameda

I can still get it up

Up hills that is.

I'm not shy about saying what a fan of biker395's photos I am. His pictures of the eastern Sierra are so captivating that they have moved me to travel there in 2013 for the...
08-22-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By dalameda

RonH I missed when you posted that t-shirt...

RonH I missed when you posted that t-shirt earlier, I prefer that one and have placed an order, hopefully they will bring it back. I totally relish my grandfather duties, which include teaching my 3...
08-17-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,797
Posted By dalameda

Sign up for a charity ride at a length that will...

Sign up for a charity ride at a length that will be challenging. Find a hill that you can go up and down. If that fails run all your strava numbers through DigitalEPO.com (http://www.digitalepo.com/)
08-04-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,062
Posted By dalameda

Not to deny someone the inalienable right to...

Not to deny someone the inalienable right to upgrade, which is really the most important factor in this discussion, here are the results of an interesting study that says bike weight doesn't make a...
08-03-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 48,527
Posted By dalameda

How to Ride a Century without Prep Yesterday...

How to Ride a Century without Prep

Yesterday I rode the Marin Century - 101 miles and 7500 feet of climbing. My last century prior to that was on June 14, and in the whole month of July I only...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By dalameda

The Tour is a fairly flat ride with lots of rest...

The Tour is a fairly flat ride with lots of rest stops. get in a few 60-70 mile rides in advance and you will be fine. Keep up the mountain biking now, and do a few short road rides with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,501
Posted By dalameda

You can't coast downhill on a marathon. I've...

You can't coast downhill on a marathon.

I've done a number of centuries, and the only running I've done are 3-4 5k's a year. Granted, I don't train for the 5k's and I have significant foot issues...
07-25-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,071
Posted By dalameda

i stay off the one popular MUP in our town, as it...

i stay off the one popular MUP in our town, as it is not very long, and has high pedestrian use. Another nearby MUP - the Ironhorse trail seems to cross a road every quarter mile. The one ride I...
07-23-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By dalameda

I'm in, they have a few of those out in this...

I'm in, they have a few of those out in this area, often bring them out at Maker fairs. There will likely be one or a similar model at the pedalfest this weekend in oakland. Getting riders usually...
07-21-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,137
Posted By dalameda

Interesting, and helpful discussion. I have...

Interesting, and helpful discussion.

I have a RoadID but have mounted it on the bike. Every once in a while I ponder if that is wise, since I could/would become separated from the bike in an...
07-02-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,143
Posted By dalameda

I have a k-edge as well. I went with that instead...

I have a k-edge as well. I went with that instead of the stock mount because I didn't trust the bands to hold and not break, but I haven't actually heard of anyone having that problem, it was just a...
07-02-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,857
Posted By dalameda

Well, any life event is an excuse to get a new...

Well, any life event is an excuse to get a new bike, but in this case, you should get 2 - one for the granddaughter and one for you. And of course don't overlook the proper cycling clothing - it is...
06-29-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,603
Posted By dalameda

58 years old here, and just bought a fixie (kilo...

58 years old here, and just bought a fixie (kilo tt) last month. Up until today I've just been riding around the block, but today took a 12 mile ride. I have both front and back brakes to start out...
06-26-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By dalameda

This is a charity ride that goes from Oakland to...

This is a charity ride that goes from Oakland to Sacramento, just reverse it:

Ride 4 a Reason - A bike ride in Alameda, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2235540)
06-24-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By dalameda

It's been done already ...

It's been done already
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJm9sREf_kA
06-23-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,695
Posted By dalameda

I've only ridden it once, but the American River...

I've only ridden it once, but the American River Trail between Sacramento to Folsom struck me as a good MUP system - it was heavily used by walkers, joggers, cyclists, etc but everyone seemed to be...
06-23-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,168
Posted By dalameda

It's kind of hard to recommend a comfort solution...

It's kind of hard to recommend a comfort solution without knowing what aspects of your current bike are uncomfortable. Is it your hands, knees, feet, back, seat, or all of the above? I have found my...
06-23-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By dalameda

There a few methodologies of combining strava...

There a few methodologies of combining strava rides here:

https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21543853-How-to-Combine-Rides-

Basically they involve cutting and pasting the exported gpx files to...
06-22-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By dalameda

Maybe I lucked out and got the one correctly...

Maybe I lucked out and got the one correctly assembled bike but both the hub and bottom bracket were fine as they came.
06-21-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By dalameda

The Kilo TT from a newbie perspective

I normally hang out on the 50+ forum because well... I'm over 50. I normally ride a road bike but got interested in riding a single speed/fixed gear just because.

After lurking here for a bit, I...
06-21-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By dalameda

Did 2 rides the last time I was in Thailand. One...

Did 2 rides the last time I was in Thailand. One was a tour in the city, and we spent about as much time walking our bikes through crowded streets as we spent riding. The other ride was through the...
06-21-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,622
Posted By dalameda

if cycling is hazardous to your health, think how...

if cycling is hazardous to your health, think how unhealthy not cycling can be!
06-17-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By dalameda

This is the best one I've found recently. ...

This is the best one I've found recently.

California Bike Rides and Events - Talbot's Cyclery - San Mateo, CA (http://talbotscyclery.com/articles/california-bike-rides-and-events-pg37.htm)
06-15-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 48,527
Posted By dalameda

After my almost century(92 miles)climbing 7600...

After my almost century(92 miles)climbing 7600 feet up the backside of mount Hamilton yesterday, my wishful thinking is to find a nice flat century like Dudelsack's.
06-11-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By dalameda

I would second the recommendation to rent from...

I would second the recommendation to rent from Sports Basement. You could get a carbon fiber bike from them, and the location in the Presidio makes Mount Tam fairly accessible, and you get the ride...
06-08-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,049
Posted By dalameda

+1 This. If you ride a MUP like you would ride...

+1 This. If you ride a MUP like you would ride the road, then of course it is going to be more dangerous, but if you ride a MUP expecting to come across toddlers on a balance bike, dogs on leashes,...
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