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10-09-19, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Rick@OCRR

My name is Richard, so Rick is short for Richard...

My name is Richard, so Rick is short for Richard and I ride with the Orange County Rebel Riders cycling club, hence OCRR.
02-18-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,418
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I rode the Devil Mountain Double Century with...

I rode the Devil Mountain Double Century with Curtis several years ago and I still see photos from him and read about his exploits on Facebook and Strava. Someone on facebook re-worked his jersey...
02-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,256
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Curtis, I have E-Tap on my Guru Photon and I do...

Curtis, I have E-Tap on my Guru Photon and I do carry an extra battery in my seat bag but the one time it was needed, it wasn't because a battery had run out of electricity. On a rather bumpy...
02-13-19, 01:17 PM
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Views: 502,935
Posted By Rick@OCRR

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/khs_team_bike_built_up_with_sram_red_7ab7ebd83b6e74fb5a12afdaf66bb7d235c8167c.jpg

My four or five year old KHS Flight Team. I've...
02-13-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,758
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Glendora Ridge Road, San Gabriel Mountains, California

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/glendora_mountain_road_with_riders_1118cc4301ee57d8d6bce95a893e8eb3dec840ac.jpg
07-05-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Very true! An excellent GMR/GRR ride a closed to...

Very true! An excellent GMR/GRR ride a closed to motorists 4th of July. We need to do the same thing next year!

Rick / OCRR
06-28-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Yes, good fun Jimmy, Hopefully it will not be...

Yes, good fun Jimmy, Hopefully it will not be too hot for you.


Rick / OCRR
06-28-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Haven't decided on kit on even which bike to...

Haven't decided on kit on even which bike to ride. With be there; sure about that!

Rick / OCRR
06-27-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Okay, have confirmed with Missy that there will...

Okay, have confirmed with Missy that there will be cinnamon rolls on July 4th and The Mt. Baldy Lodge will be open early (8:30 AM) instead of the usual 11:00 on Wednesday).

I'll be starting from...
06-20-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Okay, will advise Missy, No promises but I will...

Okay, will advise Missy, No promises but I will see how she responds to my email.
Rick / OCRR
06-18-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,375
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I'll definitely be on the ride GMR/GRR on the...

I'll definitely be on the ride GMR/GRR on the 4th. Last year I told Missy at Mt. Baldy Lodge that there would be a lot of cyclists up there on July 4th so she baked two pans of her famous cinnamon...
03-15-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,543
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Strava. I was on the free Strava site for...

Strava. I was on the free Strava site for several years but then my kids got me Premium upgrade for a Father's Day present.

Now they just renew Premium every year for me on (or about) Father's...
03-15-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I have ridden RAGBRAI 16 times but the last time...

I have ridden RAGBRAI 16 times but the last time was 2006. My oldest son rode it once when he was 14 whereas my youngest son has ridden it six times. The first time he was 10, on the back of my...
03-14-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I'm riding a three Generation RAGBRAI this July. ...

I'm riding a three Generation RAGBRAI this July. It will be interesting to see how the bike speeds sort out between the grandson (16) his father (42), his uncle (39) and me (68).

Hope the...
02-20-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Rick@OCRR

A short and narrow but very steep climb in the...

A short and narrow but very steep climb in the Whittier Hills. I'm guessing they named it Descending because cars are only supposed to go down it . . . but that's just a guess. It's not much more...
02-20-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,441
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Got my first decent road bike in 1968 (Peugeot...

Got my first decent road bike in 1968 (Peugeot PX10) and have been riding every year since; far more than 200 miles per year. Greatest mileage year I can remember is 13,000 miles in '85. Just over...
02-20-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Rick@OCRR

i agree with everything TrojanHorse has noted...

i agree with everything TrojanHorse has noted above. The only things I can add are notes about degree of difficulty.

From the Beverly side, there is only one way up. 5-6% and overall a nice...
02-16-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,866
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Thanks for all the updates. I need to find time...

Thanks for all the updates. I need to find time to ride over to that area and explore.


Rick / OCRR
01-25-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,221
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I grew up in Missouri and I remember my lowest...

I grew up in Missouri and I remember my lowest riding temp there was negative six F. In '95 I moved to SoCal expecting warmer temps, which was what I got . . . until I started riding in the...
01-16-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,255
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Very similar here: My wife is an active roadie...

Very similar here: My wife is an active roadie cyclist (she's the one that got me started riding double centuries!) so I would also ask, rhetorically: Why would either of us laugh?

Rick / OCRR
12-14-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Vetta was started by Joel Davis and Michael...

Vetta was started by Joel Davis and Michael Chiarella and Joel carried on with it for quite a few years after Michael died. They had a big hit in the mid 80's with the Vetta Chain Cleaner. sold a...
12-13-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By Rick@OCRR

It does get nicely warm during the day here in...

It does get nicely warm during the day here in SoCal but cools right off at night. It got down to 54 on our club ride last night!

I'm originally from Missouri so I know what cold winters are but...
12-13-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rick@OCRR

To pick out just two: I'm still riding my Guru...

To pick out just two: I'm still riding my Guru Photon bike and have Modolo Equipe brakes on my Masi.

Not sure if anyone has mentioned Eclipse yet, but I still have some of their (well used)...
11-22-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,496
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Congratulations on your Birthday Ride! I try to...

Congratulations on your Birthday Ride! I try to do the same every year (late March) but several years ago (when I was 63) the Spring Solvang Double Century was held on my birthday, so I got 200 mi....
11-17-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,396
Posted By Rick@OCRR

[QUOTE=qcpmsame;19996622]Orders as of 16 November...

[QUOTE=qcpmsame;19996622]Orders as of 16 November 2017, 0800 CST

3. Rick@OCRR
TechPro jersey
Short Sleeves
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Club cut

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11-09-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,228
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Yes, thank you, and I will order when the actual...

Yes, thank you, and I will order when the actual order thread comes around (Medium, Club Cut, Full Zip, short sleeve).

Rick / OCRR
11-08-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,228
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I have one of the original 50+ jerseys and I like...

I have one of the original 50+ jerseys and I like it but I would prefer full-zip. I know Champion makes full-zip but I didn't see this aspect address above.

So, yes, will want one if full-zip but...
10-30-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,889
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Our club has evening rides on Tues. and Thur....

Our club has evening rides on Tues. and Thur. plus I ride on Sat. and Sun. so with rest days on Mon.-Wed.-Fri. it works out well for me. I used to commute to work on what are now my rest days (only...
10-18-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Not too experienced with Vittoria tires though I...

Not too experienced with Vittoria tires though I do have a pair of their Rubino Pros on my titanium bike. They seem a lot lighter and faster than my Continental Gatorskins (no surprise) but more...
10-17-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I was wondering when Fargo Street would be...

I was wondering when Fargo Street would be mentioned in this thread. I rode it exactly once, back in '78 when I was 28 years young. Got my photo on the LA Times Sports page the next day.

...
10-12-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,507
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I must be the exception (and/or addicted to...

I must be the exception (and/or addicted to cycling!) but I always want to ride; anytime I have a few minutes and the other demands of real life have been satisfied (for awhile).

Okay, living...
10-09-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,638
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I'm around but being an old guy (67) I spend more...

I'm around but being an old guy (67) I spend more bikeforums.net time on the 50+ forum.

Still ride GMR/GRR a lot, Crystal Lake, Angeles Crest. Only did four double centuries this year so turning...
10-05-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Nothing to add except another vote for Selle...

Nothing to add except another vote for Selle Anatomica. I have one on my double-century bike, one on my go fast bike and my wife loves hers on her touring bike.

True, they are a bit pricey, but...
10-04-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,354
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I'm 67 and stand on climbs all the time; not a...

I'm 67 and stand on climbs all the time; not a big deal at all. Last Saturday I rode the Knoxville Double Century and stood up several times on the Knoxville Grade, with 14% fairly common.

And...
10-04-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Thank John, But in the Double Century...

Thank John,

But in the Double Century community here in California there are lots of older riders (both men and women) and in that context I'm average or a bit below average (depending on the...
10-04-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Rick@OCRR

It is quite possible. Just finished my fourth...

It is quite possible. Just finished my fourth double-century for the year as a slightly "older fart" than you, at 67.

You will get faster, go further and have more fun. It's all good!

Rick /...
10-03-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By Rick@OCRR

True Vic, I'd forgotten about the tornado that...

True Vic, I'd forgotten about the tornado that caused them to have to modify the course mid-ride! It was raining quite hard as I tried to eat lunch in Bonsol too.

I do remember that when I...
10-03-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Whenever I see a statement along these lines I'm...

Whenever I see a statement along these lines I'm always reminded of the Butterfield Double Century in (I think) 2006 where we started at 5:30 AM in darkness and absolutely pouring rain. And yes,...
09-25-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I run a bit lower gear when riding fixed (42 x...

I run a bit lower gear when riding fixed (42 x 15) but it sounds like you're in the right range.

Just turning 50? Wow, that was 17 years ago for me . . . seems like a long time.

In your...
09-25-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Selle Anatomica sure works for me. I have one on...

Selle Anatomica sure works for me. I have one on my double century bike (lots of doubles ridden on this one); bought when Tom Mason was still alive!

Bought another one for my go-fast bike and...
09-21-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,347
Posted By Rick@OCRR

The dynamics of a group ride can be complicated...

The dynamics of a group ride can be complicated but if everyone knows the "rules" at least there are no bad feelings and hopefully no crashes caused by incompetence or misunderstanding of what a...
09-19-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Rick@OCRR

As much as electric bikes may be offensive to...

As much as electric bikes may be offensive to some on an ethical level (okay, they really are motor-cycles) the whole electric bike revival has been the one bright spot in an otherwise level-to-down...
09-19-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,951
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Hotter N Hell is a fun ride, very well organized...

Hotter N Hell is a fun ride, very well organized and plenty of food and water at the checkpoints. I rode it in 2010 and it was the final ride on a bucket list I made in the mid 70's!

They get a...
09-06-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Excellent photos and captions as usual Victor. ...

Excellent photos and captions as usual Victor. Someday I want to do that ride! Did it finish before sunset?

Rick / OCRR
09-05-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,345
Posted By Rick@OCRR

For me it's mostly climbing and miles and I let...

For me it's mostly climbing and miles and I let the average speed fall where it may. Of course, the more feet of climbing I do, the slower my average speed, but I'm okay with that.

A favorite...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,862
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I just shave my head in the shower once a week...

I just shave my head in the shower once a week using the same razor I use for my face. Easy, relatively quick and very reasonable price!

Rick / OCRR
08-31-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,070
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Hi WNCGoater, I've never had any audio...

Hi WNCGoater,


I've never had any audio notifications from any aspect of Strava but honestly I've never looked for them (or a tab for them or whatever it might take to turn them on), nor have I...
08-30-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,070
Posted By Rick@OCRR

I use Strava Premium and really like it; esp. the...

I use Strava Premium and really like it; esp. the Suffer Score. I don't always agree with it but I like having it.

My Strava Premium is "free" since my kids asked me (several years ago) what...
08-30-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Fun article, thanks for sharing even though they...

Fun article, thanks for sharing even though they don't give much detail about her cycling. Sounds like she was quite a character in all aspects of life.

All good for her!

Rick / OCRR
08-25-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,370
Posted By Rick@OCRR

Thanks for the advice and yes, I sent my saddle...

Thanks for the advice and yes, I sent my saddle back to Selle Anatomica to be laced up several years ago. Yes, that did help a lot! They didn't even charge me for it!

Rick / OCRR
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