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11-23-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Tycho Brahe

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to...

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to cyclists.
11-22-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The road might be officially closed, but...

The road might be officially closed, but cyclists, including myself, are still going up. Normal road conditions. The ACH/2 east of Redbox is most definitely closed since there is active work being...
11-19-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 57,448
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The descent from Mt. Wilson to Redbox is chilly!...

The descent from Mt. Wilson to Redbox is chilly! I actually like going up there in winter because it is the only time I like to see snow.
11-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 57,448
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have gone on that road very few times, but it...

I have gone on that road very few times, but it definitely needs some work. Far better to go up like you did and not descend on it.

I have not gone up to Mt Wilson since this summer because of the...
11-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Tycho Brahe

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my...

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my longer weekend ride to the Malibu area. Tried to go up every road that was not private, hoping to get a glimpse of the view. The best I can figure out...
11-12-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Tycho Brahe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtWeUs6mpE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtWeUs6mpE

Not the scene in question though. I am intrigued. Very high point to be so close to the PCH.
10-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tycho Brahe

ooga-booga sound familiar? :)

ooga-booga sound familiar? :)
10-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I usually go up Hwy 39 and park at Encanto, but I...

I usually go up Hwy 39 and park at Encanto, but I will be going up GMR this time, so I am looking for something closer. Want to avoid riding in town.
10-29-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tycho Brahe

On a related note, I usually go up 39 and only a...

On a related note, I usually go up 39 and only a couple of times up GMR. Where would you park? I like public parks with a restroom to change in.
10-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will...

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will attempt it on the weekend, very likely on Saturday.

Did not think to see if the Lodge is open. They have a website, easy as pie! Speaking of pie, I...
10-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Status of Mt Baldy?

I have not to Mt Baldy all year and I want to go this weekend before it turns too cold.

Is there water in the village?
How is the road all the way to the lifts?

Will be taking GMR/GRR.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,752
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This winter was finally going to be the time I...

This winter was finally going to be the time I was going to buy a second bike. That's not happening.

Even tubes are going for huge markups nowadays. My local shop is down to 7 tubes TOTAL for road...
10-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,907
Posted By Tycho Brahe

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got...

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got my intent! I did a shortened Argus one year (fires), but was able to do the closed bits later. At least I got to ride on a closed highway on the...
10-15-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,907
Posted By Tycho Brahe

No idea who this jimmy character is, but I am...

No idea who this jimmy character is, but I am already not a fan

We have some great riding in our parts, but my last ride of my life would not be here. Either the Alps or Cape Town. If it had to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I understand no/low sugar, but low carbs? Carbs...

I understand no/low sugar, but low carbs? Carbs are amazing! Give me all the carbs/calories/glutens. Sugar is the only thing I try to avoid.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I should be clear, I never heard of it referred...

I should be clear, I never heard of it referred to as an Idaho Stop. Referring to the label, not the concept. In NY, I heard a rolling stop being called a California Stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Never heard of an Idaho Stop. Must be a PNW/West...

Never heard of an Idaho Stop. Must be a PNW/West Coast thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The crank is only a 32/48. I noticed the...

The crank is only a 32/48. I noticed the difference when I went down from a 52 to 50 (mid-compact to compact). Would need to learn how to get aero on descents and not really on the top gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I know of that site, but their jerseys look so...

I know of that site, but their jerseys look so baggy. I am not that tall at 6'1", I just want something form fitting and a bit long. I will keep them in mind, perhaps they are not as loose as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I just got bit by this too last night. Changed...

I just got bit by this too last night. Changed browser, stopped using incognito mode (which I do when using my credit card), nothing worked. The Title field? So silly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Oops, I quite did not get my train of thought...

Oops, I quite did not get my train of thought down properly. I missed some important points. What I meant to say is that I would pay up to $100 without trying it on, but I actually would pay more if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Huh? I am 7 inches taller and wear the same size...

Huh? I am 7 inches taller and wear the same size jersey. How can the length be right for us both? I think I now understand your point. I have an Italian jersey that is very loose. Granted, it is a L.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Jerseys that run a little long?

I love how tight fitting jerseys look and feel, but I feel a bit self-conscious about how short they are. Wearing bibs makes it less noticeable.

Over the years, I have been spending more on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is...

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is shaped exactly like Corsica. It is destiny that I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Responding to you separately, because it is you....

Responding to you separately, because it is you. PS: I might be free next week

I know very little of France, but so far it is a contender.



Alps are pricey. But I will look into it. Two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks for all the answers. The situation keeps...

Thanks for all the answers. The situation keeps changing day by day, so who knows what will happen. More mandatory quarantines are happening, even from within the EU, making the process difficult.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I already said I cannot go to Italy due to...

I already said I cannot go to Italy due to self-isolation rules. Besides, Tuscany tends to be pretty flat, especially compared to the rest of Italy. If you ain't climbing, you ain't riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks! Prices are very good and not too far from...

Thanks! Prices are very good and not too far from Paris, which is a cheaper airport to fly into. I am still worried about France's requirements for entering.

Also open to website ideas to learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Great cycling location in Europe?

I am thinking of jetting off to Europe before the summer is over. I am an EU citizen, so I have far fewer restrictions (there still are a few) for entering.

I normally would just go to my family...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 768,999
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Their site/sale is impossible to use if they do...

Their site/sale is impossible to use if they do not have a size filter. Found nothing promising and it took me many clicks to discover.
07-27-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Tycho Brahe

We all know the SoCal does not have the most...

We all know the SoCal does not have the most vibrant flora. The scenery is either green or brown, depending on the time of year. I find the initial part both boring and full of cars. It gets better...
07-24-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Darn it, I really wanted to ride to the lifts....

Darn it, I really wanted to ride to the lifts. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did Stelvio last year from Prato, the classic...

I did Stelvio last year from Prato, the classic way. Not that hard (I love climbs), but perhaps one of my most favorite rides ever. I wanted to descend into Bormio and then ascend again, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I got one yesterday. Woohoo! It involves a loop...

I got one yesterday. Woohoo! It involves a loop that only climbers would take. Did it 7 times in 90 days. Would have done it more, but the park was closed a bit during the first COVID closures.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Wouldn't that only support the original Varia...

Wouldn't that only support the original Varia without the taillight and not the RTL510 the OP is using?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

A climb's rating really does not indicate how...

A climb's rating really does not indicate how hard the climb is. I have done many HC climbs, and many are just long 5% grinds. I have done Dawson Saddle, which is over 7000 ft of climbing on a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That's my timing as well. Double the KOM since...

That's my timing as well. Double the KOM since you have many strong riders out here like Gaimon. My time is 32:37! That usually places me in the middle of the pack, but I am far deeper on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,753
Posted By Tycho Brahe

R.i.p.

R.i.p.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I lived very close to your starting point, just...

I lived very close to your starting point, just on the other side of the Mendel Pass. That pass is not too difficult in either direction (if you are used to climbing), but a lot more difficult from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going...

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going down is scary! Both brakes all the way.

I actually went up Gibraltar two weeks ago. I was pushing it since I wanted to beat my time, which I did....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for...

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for me, my riding partner that day was also my drinking partner the night before, so he was hurting as well. I really do need to try to summit it a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,915
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Los Angeles has far steeper hills than San...

Los Angeles has far steeper hills than San Francisco. I have biked up the hills in SF and will never even attempt them in LA.

For me the hardest climb is the final stretch to the Mt Baldy ski...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 768,999
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I made my first order with them on Friday and my...

I made my first order with them on Friday and my shipment should be arriving on Tuesday. Got that deal on the 5000s, but great prices on some Assos bibs and Shimano cleats. Shipping is always a flat...
06-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in...

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

First time was with a mid compact (52/36) and an 11/28 cassette
Second time 50/34 and 11/28
Third time 50/34 and 11/30

IT...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Never heard of The Black Bibs but was immediately...

Never heard of The Black Bibs but was immediately excited when I read the Plus Tall version. Too bad they are sold out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,307
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I do not see the point of cycling if you cannot...

I do not see the point of cycling if you cannot climb. I would just find a different sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,307
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I never understood segments that are not climbs....

I never understood segments that are not climbs. It is called King Of the Mountain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,307
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred...

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred Segment view. Sort by date added, elevation gain, distance, etc....
Create groups around these segments. I have some that I train on, some that I want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,637
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love the flyby feature. I get to virtually...

I love the flyby feature. I get to virtually watch again someone that I passed on a climb .
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 768,999
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Amazon has the Garmin Varia RTL510 and Garmin...

Amazon has the Garmin Varia RTL510 and Garmin Varia UT 800 Headlight bundle for $170.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0822W4KZJ/
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