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10-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By johnny99

Conzelman Road: https://youtu.be/SjRCHcmmfos

Conzelman Road: https://youtu.be/SjRCHcmmfos
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,329
Posted By johnny99

Pro sprinters are a lot faster than most amateur...

Pro sprinters are a lot faster than most amateur racers on the climbs. Maybe twice as fast as recreational club riders. However, if they are not going to contest the GC or KOM, they are not going to...
06-16-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By johnny99

Garmin watches have great features and build...

Garmin watches have great features and build quality. Which one is best for you depends on what features you want. The Forerunner series is popular with both runners and cyclists, but the other...
06-07-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By johnny99

"San Jose: Suspect arrested after deadly...

"San Jose: Suspect arrested after deadly hit-and-run between bicyclists"
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/04/san-jose-1-dead-in-hit-and-run-involving-three-bicyclists/
02-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By johnny99

It's not my company; I just shop there. They were...

It's not my company; I just shop there. They were located on El Camino Read for many years (maybe decades). They moved to this bigger location a few years ago.
02-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By johnny99

Mikes Bikes on Middlefield Road near San Antonio....

Mikes Bikes on Middlefield Road near San Antonio. I thought this location was in Mountain View, but I guess it is just over the border in Palo Alto. Here is their website:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By johnny99

Best century ride in Silicon Valley. June 7....

Best century ride in Silicon Valley. June 7. 10,542 feet of climbing. http://www.westernwheelers.org/sequoia
11-30-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,378
Posted By johnny99

Red or blue lights on the front of your bicycle...

Red or blue lights on the front of your bicycle are probably illegal in many areas. Your vehicle code probably says white bicycle headlights are required.
09-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,787
Posted By johnny99

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a26988598/ald...

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a26988598/aldi-trainer-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 34,135
Posted By johnny99

Titanium was never popular with the manufacturers...

Titanium was never popular with the manufacturers that sponsor pro bike teams
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,366
Posted By johnny99

Skull caps work better than headbands. Many...

Skull caps work better than headbands. Many brands make skull caps the fit easily under bicycle helmets. If you have a bigger head, make sure the skull cap is big enough to fit comfortably.
07-12-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By johnny99

The best medication for you depends on your...

The best medication for you depends on your specific medical issues. My advice is discuss your problem with your doctor. There are other blood pressure medicines with different side effects that may...
07-04-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,139
Posted By johnny99

I bought a Peugeot UO10 brand new in 1978. It had...

I bought a Peugeot UO10 brand new in 1978. It had a high-tensile steel frame (lower quality than the Japanese chromoly that would take over the market in the 1980s). Components were all French with...
06-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,047
Posted By johnny99

If it was true, newspapers should have reported...

If it was true, newspapers should have reported on it. I have seen nothing.
04-20-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By johnny99

Buy the same brand cleats as your pedals. The...

Buy the same brand cleats as your pedals. The "compatible" ones are never as compatible as the genuine ones. Wellgo cleats are fine if you have Wellgo pedals.
04-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By johnny99

With with few big races in the USA and very...

With with few big races in the USA and very little TV coverage of bicycle racing in the USA, it is very hard for US companies to spend huge amounts of money on sponsorships. How many big races have...
03-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By johnny99

Shimano and the other component companies have...

Shimano and the other component companies have detailed installation and service manuals on their websites. https://si.shimano.com/
03-17-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,935
Posted By johnny99

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/articl...

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20140820-Physiotherapy-Ask-the-Experts--Hand-and-wrist-pain-on-the-bike-0
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,361
Posted By johnny99

What kind of riding are you doing? The batteries...

What kind of riding are you doing? The batteries on those GoPro clones last for less than 2 hours, so they aren't really useful for recording long rides. The Cycliq cameras have much better battery...
01-28-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,109
Posted By johnny99

A bad wreck can damage a lightweight aluminum...

A bad wreck can damage a lightweight aluminum bike just as badly as a carbon bike. Good quality carbon bikes are pretty durable (mine is more than 10 years old and still going strong). Most...
01-04-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By johnny99

I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In...

I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In California, turning in front of a bicyclist is illegal.
01-04-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,187
Posted By johnny99

Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is 2pm,...

Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is 2pm, Friday January 11.
https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/it-s-about-dam-time/article_f73b2cce-0fc8-11e9-8015-8bd1e451771d.html
12-30-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By johnny99

There is a tutorial on the RideWithGPS website....

There is a tutorial on the RideWithGPS website. Also on YouTube.
12-29-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By johnny99

I would get a longer stem instead of a taller...

I would get a longer stem instead of a taller stem and bend over more.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,398
Posted By johnny99

If you're regularly doing 60 mile rides right...

If you're regularly doing 60 mile rides right now, extending your distance to 100 miles on similar terrain shouldn't take too much training. Just remember to eat more to keep your energy levels up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By johnny99

Agreed. A good local bike shop will know about...

Agreed. A good local bike shop will know about all the local rides and clubs and can recommend something specifically for your level.
11-07-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,202
Posted By johnny99

Varies tremendously depending on team and which...

Varies tremendously depending on team and which races you go to. Low-level teams pay very little.
11-02-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By johnny99

I buy from Amazon Warehouse all the time. These...

I buy from Amazon Warehouse all the time. These are mostly customer returns. "Very good" and better condition is usually just damaged packaging or a few cosmetic scratches. I believe returns are free...
10-25-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By johnny99

Schwinn mountain bikes recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/pacific-cycle-recalls-adult-mens-mountain-bicycles-due-to-fall-hazard
10-23-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,383
Posted By johnny99

I assume you mean a video camera. Realistically,...

I assume you mean a video camera. Realistically, no one, even you, is going to want to watch hours and hours of video from one event. My advice is to get a camera that is easy to turn on and off...
10-21-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By johnny99

I'm kind of shocked that people are calling...

I'm kind of shocked that people are calling Oakleys "inexpensive". Where did you get them with prescription lenses for an inexpensive price?
10-19-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnny99

What do you disagree with?

What do you disagree with?
10-16-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By johnny99

Decathlon BFOLD folding bicycles recalled

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ecuk/static/Product-Recall/4-RAPPEL-PRODUIT-POSTER-ENG.pdf
10-14-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By johnny99

Could be dirt got into your valve so it doesn't...

Could be dirt got into your valve so it doesn't seal properly
10-10-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By johnny99

Canyon Spectral mountain bikes recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/canyon-recalls-mountain-bikes-due-to-crash-hazard-recall-alert
10-08-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By johnny99

Lazer bicycle helmets recalled

https://www.lazersport.com/recall-blade-and-magma
10-08-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,187
Posted By johnny99

There are rumors going around that the reopening...

There are rumors going around that the reopening is now scheduled for October 31, 2018. Has anyone seen anything official, like a press release?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By johnny99

Most of the brands make U-locks in both full size...

Most of the brands make U-locks in both full size and mini-size. If you're always locking to regular bike racks, the mini-size should be big enough and it will be substantially smaller and...
09-29-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By johnny99

TerraTrike recumbent tricycles recalled

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/terratrike-recalls-adult-tricycles-due-to-crash-hazard
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By johnny99

Yes, tires do get less grippy as the rubber gets...

Yes, tires do get less grippy as the rubber gets thinner. The rubber can also dry out and become less supple if you use them for more than 1 year. Depending on your weight and road conditions, 2000...
09-26-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By johnny99

I believe that Florida has a similar bicycling...

I believe that Florida has a similar bicycling rate as California, but the chart shows that Florida has double the fatality rate. California also has lots of traffic. The problem with Florida is that...
09-23-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By johnny99

There are lots of very good hitch bike racks on...

There are lots of very good hitch bike racks on the market. Hitches come in different sizes, so look for a rack that fits your hitch (small cars usually use 1.25 inch hitches). Thule and Kuat make...
09-14-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By johnny99

Only in a few states. Contact your local office...

Only in a few states. Contact your local office for details on their program.
09-12-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,206
Posted By johnny99

I have them on my flat bar mountain bike. They...

I have them on my flat bar mountain bike. They are very helpful when climbing. They can give you a more aero position on flat roads, but I don't advise using them at speed since your hands are...
09-10-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By johnny99

I've never heard of a hybrid-only group ride, but...

I've never heard of a hybrid-only group ride, but there are slower family-friendly group rides where a lot of people ride hybrids.
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By johnny99

July-August is the foggy season along the...

July-August is the foggy season along the California coast, especially the northern 2/3 of your route. That can be cold and windy as well as obscuring a lot of the coastal scenery. Fall weather is...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By johnny99

You are probably thinking of the Devils Slide...

You are probably thinking of the Devils Slide Trail in San Mateo County, between Pacifica and Montara. Total length is only 1.5 mile or so
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By johnny99

Can a Tern dealer repair your bike under the...

Can a Tern dealer repair your bike under the recall warranty?
Forum: Commuting
08-23-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By johnny99

Your fitter can adjust your foot position by...

Your fitter can adjust your foot position by either inserting a shim or wedge underneath your shoe between your cleat and the shoe or by inserting a wedge (or a whole new insole) inside your shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,144
Posted By johnny99

How heavy are the stock tires? Even if you stick...

How heavy are the stock tires? Even if you stick with the current size, higher-end tires may be much lighter weight, which will be noticeable when you accelerate (which is often in stop-and-go...
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