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08-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,055
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: Have you ever considered renting...

To the OP: Have you ever considered renting different types of bikes to narrow down what would best fit your needs?

A quick interweb search indicates you have several bike rental options in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 977
Posted By CAT7RDR

You answered your own question. I have been...

You answered your own question.

I have been able to complete several long ascent bucket list rides because of the 11-34 cassette offering 27, 30 and 34 cogs with my 34 chain ring. Sometimes you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 977
Posted By CAT7RDR

It cost me $400 to upgrade from a short cage...

It cost me $400 to upgrade from a short cage 11-28 drivetrain to an Ultegra 8000 long cage RD, 11-34 cassette and chain installed by my LBS.

IMHO, worth the extra $ to have a finely tuned...
08-19-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have to agree with the OP. My cargo jerseys...

I have to agree with the OP. My cargo jerseys were not cheap but the bottom hemlines started fraying and coming apart after two years and my new $80 shorts are already showing excessive wear after...
08-19-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,433
Posted By CAT7RDR

I ride for enjoyment first and fitness second. I...

I ride for enjoyment first and fitness second. I will make an Idaho stop at intersections that are stop sign only with no near traffic. Otherwise, I stop and wait for most stop lights unless my...
08-17-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Finally made it up to the Mt Baldy Ski Lifts sign...

Finally made it up to the Mt Baldy Ski Lifts sign this morning. Perfect riding day sunny, light breeze, light traffic on GMR-GRR and plenty of cyclists making the summit. Really a collegial...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,026
Posted By CAT7RDR

In the summer, I will use a Camelbak with 70...

In the summer, I will use a Camelbak with 70 ounces of chilled water plus two 25 oz thermos bottles one with Cytomax and one with whey protein mix. This was sufficient for a 55 mile 6K climb ride...
08-14-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Left the equestrian center at 0600 to beat the...

Left the equestrian center at 0600 to beat the heat up South GMR, down North GMR, then worked our way over East Rd then the forest road to Cogswell Dam along the West Fork of the San Gabriel River....
08-13-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,204
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: please read the "We are Going to Yell...

To the OP: please read the "We are Going to Yell at You" thread. :notamused:

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html

Sorry in advance. I could not resist.
08-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By CAT7RDR

Not much in the way of hills except for the...

Not much in the way of hills except for the Torrey Pines grade, but when I visit SD I start in Oceanside and ride up to La Jolla then flip around for a scenic ride on PCH. Makes for a nice 50 mile...
08-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By CAT7RDR

Anger is often the first emotion expressed with...

Anger is often the first emotion expressed with jealousy and envy being the primary thoughts/feelings.

This is a sensitive topic with my g/f because she is not physically able to cycle at this...
08-10-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hmm... I smell a trust issue here. Perhaps...

Hmm... I smell a trust issue here.

Perhaps you need to be direct with her what her concerns are?

And, how you can mitigate/reconcile her objections?

Anger is the secondary emotion, what are...
08-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,852
Posted By CAT7RDR

Less traffic, less angry motorists, cool sea...

Less traffic, less angry motorists, cool sea breezes, the sun cresting over a mountain and an increased chance of seeing wildlife are also some pleasant positives about early AM starts.
08-09-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By CAT7RDR

I chanced upon these Ceroti wanna be Italian bibs...

I chanced upon these Ceroti wanna be Italian bibs that are really manufactured in China. I was very skeptical but purchased the Pro Power Black for $49. I have only worn them once on a HC climb and...
08-08-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,330
Posted By CAT7RDR

Kitty, The short answer is my weight lifting...

Kitty,

The short answer is my weight lifting is moderate only at 10 to 15 reps with 25 to 35 lbs dumb bells. At 55 y/o I have tendonitis/rotator cuff issues and arthritis in my hips and lower back...
08-08-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good timing too! We were descending Hwy 39 about...

Good timing too! We were descending Hwy 39 about 2 miles south of the gate when two CHP motorcycle units passed us coming up.
08-08-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Left the West Fork parking lot about 0630 and...

Left the West Fork parking lot about 0630 and made our way up Hwy 39. I had my 29'er and my brother chose his Emonda. Falling Spring is still producing clean cool water and we stopped twice for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hello Kitty passed you?...

Hello Kitty passed you? https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/679x679/71tbzsczlnl_ux679__3652c4082cdc2495243c367d0b82259559aa3836.jpg
08-07-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,330
Posted By CAT7RDR

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your...

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your new cycling venture.

We all have to start from somewhere at our differing fitness levels. Try to think of your progress in years and a permanent...
08-04-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode the Tour of Hacienda Heights-La Habra...

Rode the Tour of Hacienda Heights-La Habra Heights-Whittier Hills with my Bro. Several riders out enjoying the hills even with our early 0600 start time to beat the heat.
...
08-02-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,730
Posted By CAT7RDR

We are all going to die sometime. I just...

We are all going to die sometime.

I just hope I can complete those epic bucket list rides before I leave this world.

I pray before every ride for safe travels.

Seems to calm the anxiety and...
08-02-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,252
Posted By CAT7RDR

It sounds like the "What If's?" are...

It sounds like the "What If's?" are self-condemning. Perhaps, you can write out responses for all the benefits you get from cycling and refute the "What if's" with more rational responses.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,384
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just got back from Mammoth Lakes, CA. Business is...

Just got back from Mammoth Lakes, CA. Business is Ah-Booommin for e-bikes going up the trail to the Lakes Basin. However, once you get off the tourists bike paths, it was rare to see one. Rode up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By CAT7RDR

Perhaps you can ask for a hard tail 29'er with...

Perhaps you can ask for a hard tail 29'er with slicks? Might be easier to attain.

Just a thought.
07-31-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

My original planned ride from Mammoth Lakes to...

My original planned ride from Mammoth Lakes to Mosquito Flats was cut short due to Highway 395 South being repaved. I started on Crowley Lake Drive and made my way up Rock Creek Road for the first...
07-27-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By CAT7RDR

You would think so but not necessarily. My...

You would think so but not necessarily. My RT-1000 is an endurance bike but was not comfortable to ride until I upgraded my saddle, changed to 28 mm tires and added a Fulcrum wheel set. It is now an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,384
Posted By CAT7RDR

Aren't most of our limitations when it comes to...

Aren't most of our limitations when it comes to cycling mental? Just speaking for myself, I am 55 y/o, 20 lbs overweight and not a finely conditioned athlete. There is a lot I can do to improve my...
07-26-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By CAT7RDR

It has been said many time before, if you are...

It has been said many time before, if you are going to be on a bike for several hours you want one that fits you and is comfortable. Throw that into your multiple regression equation of what you want...
07-26-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have a Vivoactive and l like the watch for...

I have a Vivoactive and l like the watch for Cycling with one major caveat. The watch battery will only last at most for five hours without a recharge. This makes it useless for longer century type...
07-25-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Started at 0600 and beat the heat on GMR-GRR to...

Started at 0600 and beat the heat on GMR-GRR to the Village.

Not much traffic, plenty of cloud cover, one doe, and only a handful of cyclists present today.
...
07-24-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,896
Posted By CAT7RDR

Early 0600 start for me tomorrow to avoid the...

Early 0600 start for me tomorrow to avoid the near 100 degrees forecast for the Angeles National Forest.

Will try to finish before 1100 and the last 8 miles are all downhill at 30 mph+.

I just...
07-23-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,203
Posted By CAT7RDR

I ride because I no longer take my health for...

I ride because I no longer take my health for granted. I am a partner in my own existence and there are no guarantees I will live another 30 years let alone another day.

My g/f is not so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,384
Posted By CAT7RDR

If finding a sense of accomplishment by achieving...

If finding a sense of accomplishment by achieving a cycling goal (under my own pedal power) relegates me to C&V - Count me in!!!

I've grown apathetic to e-motorbikes.
07-20-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only research I came across involved testing mice...

Only research I came across involved testing mice and rats. Could not find info on human test subjects.

I think I will take a pass on this elixir.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By CAT7RDR

I would feel guilty if I were to give this bike...

I would feel guilty if I were to give this bike free to a friend or relative.
07-19-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,421
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 55 y/o I am finally tilling a backyard garden....

At 55 y/o I am finally tilling a backyard garden. Squashs, Beets, Green Beans, Peppers, Carrots and Onions are now a staple part of my diet from my garden along with store bought organic cruciferous...
07-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,329
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate the day before and the...

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate the day before and the morning of the event. Supplement with Potassium, Sodium and Magnesium if you have a history of heat exhaustion. Be diligent in timing your liquid and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,177
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have been wearing this Giro Register for the...

I have been wearing this Giro Register for the past six months to replace my crushed Lazer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075RTL2TT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For $50...
07-16-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,847
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am a grinder at 6'2", 220# up long 4% to 8%...

I am a grinder at 6'2", 220# up long 4% to 8% grades. I hangout in the 34-23, 25, 28 combos on a 17# road bike and my cadence is in the 70's uphill.

This week my Kestrel RT-1000 is being modified...
07-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

This past week I had an opportunity to exchange...

This past week I had an opportunity to exchange pleasantries with a 70 something y/o gentleman riding up GMR-GRR in Angeles National Forest on an e-bike. He suffered an achilles tendon rupture a year...
07-12-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By CAT7RDR

Gran Fondo type rides once intrigued me. Now I...

Gran Fondo type rides once intrigued me. Now I ride the routes on my own time and enjoy the solitude and near empty roads on weekdays. I looked into a gran fondo recently and the fee was $130. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,573
Posted By CAT7RDR

Chafffing is when you are rubbbed raw. Thats...

Chafffing is when you are rubbbed raw. Thats whenn I use my Shammmy Buttter.
07-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By CAT7RDR

You would be surprised by the amount of heat...

You would be surprised by the amount of heat generated by a trainer.

Aim a small fan directly at the contact point between the tire and roller.
07-07-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,869
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am going through this right now helping my...

I am going through this right now helping my octogenarian mother go through holiday decorations that have been in boxes unused for 20 years. She won't part with them. Too many happy memories for her.
07-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an...

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an electric motor. I have done my research and my next modification after wearing out my 6800 50/34, 11-28 gearing is to have a more climbing friendly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,670
Posted By CAT7RDR

Reading this thread I realize I need to be more...

Reading this thread I realize I need to be more of a conservationist and repair punctured tubes.

From a safety standpoint, I never felt secure knowing I am riding on a patched tube. I only kept a...
07-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,947
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use a 50/34, 11-28 on my road bike and at 220#...

I use a 50/34, 11-28 on my road bike and at 220# I am able to grind my way up w/o too much strain. For me I just had to find the right balance in the 34-25 combo to keep a steady pace without burning...
07-01-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,947
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode up to the Village from the Equestrian Center...

Rode up to the Village from the Equestrian Center on the 29er this past Thursday morning. Very little traffic.

Felt was doing a promo shoot with several cyclists up on GRR.

Perfect day. Next...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,519
Posted By CAT7RDR

My most recent doggie chase was by a Rottweiler...

My most recent doggie chase was by a Rottweiler with ill intentions. I was riding up a one mile 6% grade at about the halfway point. No way I was going to outrun him. I unclipped and dismounted and...
06-22-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,761
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whenever these threads arise, I always wonder if...

Whenever these threads arise, I always wonder if the OP is afraid of his/her cycling bibs/shorts ripping and being fully exposed?

It is an honest question.

I frequently wear 2XU 3/4...
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