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06-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By BenRidin

Couple of ideas: stash a frozen bottle or two on...

Couple of ideas: stash a frozen bottle or two on the bottom of Mosquito Ridge before the bridge. That way you'll have water for the climb out. There is a spring of fresh water at about mile 32 on...
01-07-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By BenRidin

Lot's of quiet roads in and around the...

Lot's of quiet roads in and around the area...Strava is your friend. Start searching and see what you can find. Here are a few that may or may not be of interest:

Short and sweet...
01-02-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By BenRidin

Stolen Bike Alert

My friend had his garage door opened early this morning in Lodi by someone who had a garage door coder and his bicycle was stolen. It's a custom Tallerico that can't be missed. Reward if found. ...
09-09-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By BenRidin

Thanks for posting that up. Looking forward to...

Thanks for posting that up. Looking forward to trying it
08-24-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,084
Posted By BenRidin

The Delta Velo site is down for maintenance...not...

The Delta Velo site is down for maintenance...not sure when it will be up. Map will be posted soon. All rest stops are at wineries, where tasting is encouraged. All purchases made at wineries will...
08-23-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,084
Posted By BenRidin

Giro D' Vino 2016

Registration is up: Giro D' Vino 2016 - Acampo, CA 2016 | ACTIVE (http://www.active.com/acampo-ca/cycling/races/giro-d-vino-2016)
A bicycle tour of the Lodi's Wineries. (48mi)

The course is lined...
08-23-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By BenRidin

This is exactly why the Giro d' Vino is so great,...

This is exactly why the Giro d' Vino is so great, the organizers shuttle all wine purchases back to the start/finish, plus there are no tasting fees. More perks include post ride meals, w/ wine at...
08-21-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By BenRidin

Nice. Don't forget, The Giro d' Vino ride in...

Nice. Don't forget, The Giro d' Vino ride in November is a great way to ride bike through Lodi's wineries.
08-15-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By BenRidin

Great idea on the Strava Heatmaps. There are...

Great idea on the Strava Heatmaps. There are lot's of good riding areas in the Lodi/Galt area.
06-02-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,406
Posted By BenRidin

Sad indeed. Thank you for sharing that link. I...

Sad indeed. Thank you for sharing that link. I feel for the family.
05-31-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,406
Posted By BenRidin

I have heard the same chatter. Life Flight was...

I have heard the same chatter. Life Flight was brought in. Heard the cyclist did not make it. Not sure where on the descent it happened. I hope the family and friends are doing ok.
12-24-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By BenRidin

It's not that hard to do a Strava activity...

It's not that hard to do a Strava activity search. Have fun. Clicky the Linky to View: http://bit.ly/1VcUOEq
12-07-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By BenRidin

So sorry to read this. You've had your fair...

So sorry to read this. You've had your fair share of too many incidents this year. Here's hoping for a safe and successful new year. I hope you can find the perp on this.

BR
11-09-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By BenRidin

Get your facts straight: Wine Enthusiast...

Get your facts straight: Wine Enthusiast magazine: Lodi is the “Wine Region of the Year.” (http://www.winemag.com/October-2015/Wine-Enthusiasts-2015-Wine-Star-Award-Winners/index.php/cparticle/11)
09-03-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By BenRidin

Registration is now up: Click Here To Register...

Registration is now up: Click Here To Register (http://www.active.com/acampo-ca/cycling/races/giro-d-vino-bicycle-wine-tour-2015?int=)
08-12-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By BenRidin

Signed...I've always thought a conversation...

Signed...I've always thought a conversation between the Kiosk Manager and Vehicle Driver warning about "no-passing zones around blind corners" should be mandatory. It's a simple concept, but it may...
08-05-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By BenRidin

Joe's Carbon Repair & Bicycle Painting...

Joe's Carbon Repair & Bicycle Painting (http://joescarbonrepair.com/)
They did a great job on my top tube repair. Their attention to detail was flawless. For your painting needs they will be...
06-23-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By BenRidin

This will be #9...

This will be #9 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) for me. In the early am, it can get a bit chilly. I usually depart w/ arm warmers and a vest. I'll carry a small...
05-07-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By BenRidin

So sad for sure and condolences to all. A lot of...

So sad for sure and condolences to all. A lot of unanswered questions from the article...
However a subsequent news search say's he was hit at the intersection.
Very sad.
...
02-06-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By BenRidin

Karim Cycles on Telegraph.

Karim Cycles on Telegraph.
12-27-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 135,881
Posted By BenRidin

Hoping for the better news... From...

Hoping for the better news...


From www.News25-680.com


Three bicyclists were injured - one possibly fatally - when their group was struck by a large water truck during a weekend fun run from...
12-27-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,704
Posted By BenRidin

Hop: Three injured - one critically...

Hoping for the better news...

From www.News25-680.com

Three bicyclists were injured - one possibly fatally - when their group was struck by a large water truck during a weekend fun run from...
11-10-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By BenRidin

Great pix. Thanks for coming out and supporting...

Great pix. Thanks for coming out and supporting the Giro d' Vino.
10-28-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By BenRidin

How about doing the Grizzly Peak Century route? ...

How about doing the Grizzly Peak Century route? It's got 109 miles w/ 8,500 footies. Click Here to View Map (http://www.grizzlypeakcyclists.org/century/Combined_Map.pdf)
10-23-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By BenRidin

This is true. It takes a lot of $$ to be the...

This is true. It takes a lot of $$ to be the host or finish city.
10-21-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By BenRidin

Yep. That does sums it up. Actually, the...

Yep. That does sums it up.

Actually, the riding in and around Lodi is pretty nice. For as much as I ***** about being here, the roads north of me offer light traffic and good roads.

Small...
10-20-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By BenRidin

It's pancake flat. At each rest stop there will...

It's pancake flat. At each rest stop there will be shuttles back to the start just in case a rider needs it.
10-20-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By BenRidin

Good deal. Stay home. Don't need your ilk...

Good deal. Stay home. Don't need your ilk messing up the fine roads around here.

BR
10-17-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,868
Posted By BenRidin

Wow! That looks like a blast!! There's some...

Wow! That looks like a blast!! There's some chatter on the Norcal board from MTBR (http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/)
09-15-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By BenRidin

Giro D' Vino Jerseys are back!! Pre order to get...

Giro D' Vino Jerseys are back!! Pre order to get yours at event. Custom jersey by Castelli

406398
05-08-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By BenRidin

At that point, did you say anything to her??

At that point, did you say anything to her??
04-28-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,302
Posted By BenRidin

And THAT'S the rest of the story. Nice one.

And THAT'S the rest of the story. Nice one.
04-27-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By BenRidin

Delta Velo (http://www.deltavelo.com/) is the...

Delta Velo (http://www.deltavelo.com/) is the local cycling team. They're a welcoming team w/ riders from P,1,2 to Cat 5 level. They have regular Tues. night rides leaving from Bear Creek High...
03-28-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By BenRidin

Yes, I think $450 is way too high for a...

Yes,

I think $450 is way too high for a bike made in 1986. I'd offer the seller $70 tops.

You can find a better buy out there for $450.

BR
01-27-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By BenRidin

1. Lynskey Pro 29er: Drool 2. Wife says toys...

1. Lynskey Pro 29er: Drool
2. Wife says toys have to go: You can never have too many bikes in the garage...
3. Selling my Trek Madone Di2: Bit$h...please. Keep the damn thing. See #2...
11-07-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By BenRidin

Great write up Curtis!! It was good to see you...

Great write up Curtis!! It was good to see you out there so bright and early.

BR
10-31-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By BenRidin

If you camp at Grover, you can start from...

If you camp at Grover, you can start from Grover...It just adds a few miles to your day. Or you can park in Markleeville and start from there. I've never parked at Turtle Rock. I imagine it is a...
10-30-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By BenRidin

Weather is going to be perfect on Sunday!!

Weather is going to be perfect on Sunday!!
10-30-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By BenRidin

It's a good goal. Go for it. I see tent...

It's a good goal. Go for it. I see tent trailers along the road before Turtle Rock, so I wouldn't think it would be a problem. There's also Grover Hot Springs State Park. You have to get...
10-09-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By BenRidin

I had a goal of 1:03.00 Made it up in 1:00.21...

I had a goal of 1:03.00
Made it up in 1:00.21
Playing it back in my mind, there were areas where I could have pushed harder.
Am I bummed for not breaking the 1 hour barrier? Not a bit. I'm...
09-21-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By BenRidin

Yes there are! That is a beautiful shot. ...

Yes there are! That is a beautiful shot.

For those that don't know about this ride, the route takes the riders to some of the best wineries within the Lodi area. There you can taste and eat to...
09-17-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By BenRidin

Giro D' Vino Registration Up

It's that time of year. Grapes are harvested and on their way to the crush. Cool mornings, warm afternoons...and the Giro D' Vino!!

Click here for registration link....
09-03-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By BenRidin

There is... (http://www.bbcnet.com/ridecalendar/)

There is... (http://www.bbcnet.com/ridecalendar/)
09-03-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By BenRidin

here is a nice link with events for you: ...

here is a nice link with events for you:

http://viperqq-cycling.com/Cycling/Road%20Cycling%20Schedule.pdf
08-21-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By BenRidin

Sounds like a great vacation. Check out the San...

Sounds like a great vacation. Check out the San Luis Obispo Bike Clubs webpage for their favorite rides in and around Paso & SLO...
Click Here to View. (http://www.slobc.org/local-rides/index.html)...
08-09-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By BenRidin

I can't remember the last time I used them. It's...

I can't remember the last time I used them. It's been a long time.
08-08-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By BenRidin

PSA - Active.Com Charge on Credit Card

Slimy Bastids!! Watch your credit card statements. Found a $62.00 charge from them for an Active Advantage membership that I did not authorize. Called them this morning and got them to remove it...
07-26-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By BenRidin

That's an epic ride for sure! As you...

That's an epic ride for sure!

As you mentioned, an out and back is the best solution...
07-16-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By BenRidin

The Advanced Search...

The Advanced Search (http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=7696745) function is your friend...
07-14-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By BenRidin

Every year there are one or two accidents. Some...

Every year there are one or two accidents. Some worst than others. I would chalk it up to riders riding outside of their abilities. Plus not knowing the road contributes to a lot of the mayhem.
...
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