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01-03-09, 04:45 PM
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Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Como St. from HB?

Thinking of doing the Como St. ride tomorrow.

Isn't there a group that meets up in the morning and rides over there from HB?

Where/when do they meet?
10-13-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,211
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

That route is actually pretty sketchy during...

That route is actually pretty sketchy during normal traffic. I'd rather ride Hwy. 18 than the 330. In fact I'd tend to disagree w/ the OP about Hwy 18. Riding Hwy. 18 up to Waterman Canyon Road, and...
07-15-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,879
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I was gonna stay out of this, until I ran across...

I was gonna stay out of this, until I ran across a related thread, on another site I read regularly.

http://ask.metafilter.com/96660/How-do-I-convince-someone-that-Science-is-real

One poster in...
07-14-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I felt the same way. I was signed up for the 30+...

I felt the same way. I was signed up for the 30+ III/IVs, and there wasn't a lot of recovery time in between. After numerous attempts to claw my way back onto the front group, I called it a day and...
07-14-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

It's still going. We haven't worked real hard at...

It's still going. We haven't worked real hard at promoting any themed rides lately, so it's been a smaller group (8 - 10 people) of the regulars the past few months. We've had a couple 30+ group...
07-14-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Sounds even better if you add it all up. ...

Sounds even better if you add it all up.

According to my race data the IVs rode 13 laps.

So that's 1,352 ft. of climbing. Not bad for a 45 min. race.

That is, If I'm interpreting the peaks...
07-12-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

So how'd everyone's day go? My story is...

So how'd everyone's day go?

My story is typical of my usual story with crits. I can usually hang with the lead group, but didn't ride a very smart race, so I as nowhere near where I needed to be...
07-09-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

At one time it was scheduled for the 25th. I got...

At one time it was scheduled for the 25th. I got that original date from socalcycling.com, when I was trying to map out a schedule for the season.

I don't know when the date change occurred, I...
07-08-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,173
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Anyone know if you can hold a license to practice...

Anyone know if you can hold a license to practice medicine with a felony conviction?
07-08-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I *was* interested, then they changed the date. ...

I *was* interested, then they changed the date.

I have a prior commitment, on the new date of the race and can't attend. :(

Why'd they hafta go and change it? I was free on the original date...
07-04-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Unless it's all uphill 63 mi. should be easily...

Unless it's all uphill 63 mi. should be easily doable in less than 5 3/4 hrs.

Even if it took you just as long on your bike, what would you rather be doing for five hours, riding your bike, or...
07-04-08, 02:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,361
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Descend at 20 mph? Are you serious? Do you...

Descend at 20 mph? Are you serious?

Do you ever ride down anything resembling a hill? How often do you burn through a set of brake pads?

During tonight's local crit practice, on *flat* ground,...
06-30-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Perhaps a little more useful/interesting than...

Perhaps a little more useful/interesting than tumbling might be aikido?

No personal experience with it, but I once had a conversation about cycling with a fellow SAR volunteer, who coached junior...
06-30-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I've never lost a bottle, on or off road, out of...

I've never lost a bottle, on or off road, out of my Bontrager cages.

http://www.bontrager.com/model/04072/en

That said, I usually use small bottles. If you're doing double-centuries you're...
06-30-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

This was an older, short-haired, brunette. This...

This was an older, short-haired, brunette. This particular area was also one of the slower, more congested downtown areas, I stuck to the right hand side once I got beyond the gridlocked areas where...
06-30-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I was going well under that speed differential,...

I was going well under that speed differential, and the traffic where I was doing this was literally bumper to bumper, and either stopped or barely moving. It was too tightly packed for there to be...
06-30-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I'm curious what reason Rodriguez had to be so...

I'm curious what reason Rodriguez had to be so pissed off at the other rider.

From looking at the pics, it looks like the Jelly Belly rider lost traction on the paint and went down. Didn't see him...
06-30-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

lanesplitting in Newport Beach

Anyone here ever been hassled by Newport PD for lanesplitting?

I was riding the coast from Encinitas to HB yesterday, and encountered heavy traffic going through Newport; bumper-to-bumper, stop &...
06-11-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I rode it the past couple of years. It's the same...

I rode it the past couple of years. It's the same weekend as the 24 hour race in Idyllwild though, and I've had a Solo 24-hour singlespeed race as a goal for a few years now, and still haven't ...
06-10-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I won't be going to the boozers conference, but...

I won't be going to the boozers conference, but know several people who probably will be.

Seems as if half the cyclists I know around here ("Here" being Redlands, home of ESRI.), either work there...
06-04-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Not to mention HOV lane access, and lanesplitting...

Not to mention HOV lane access, and lanesplitting ability.

Moto is the only way to go for commutes of any appreciable length on busy freeways.

Too bad I killed (Didn't wreck it, seized the...
06-04-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Why does everyone keep referring to the climb up...

Why does everyone keep referring to the climb up Hwy. 38 as "Damnation Alley"? I've never heard it called that anywhere else, by anyone, cyclist or otherwise.

Who calls that stretch of road...
06-03-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Yeah. I thought about that, and sorta looked at...

Yeah. I thought about that, and sorta looked at it on google maps. Looks like quite a bit out of the way though, and for my purposes (trying to catch the 0619 train, so I can be to work in San Berdoo...
06-03-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

OC Commute Question

Any OC bike commuters (or even non-commuters, but I can't imagine the destinations I'm thinking of coincide with any common pleasure-ride routes.) care to chime in on a commute related question?
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06-03-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Oh man! That's this weekend? What's up...

Oh man!

That's this weekend?

What's up with always missing this and Breathless Agony?

It's been something like 3 years since I did Ride Around the Bear, 'cause something always seems to come...
05-12-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

1: How much do you ride? If you ride a reasonable...

1: How much do you ride? If you ride a reasonable amount, or have a decent fitness base, that climb isn't that tough. If you're out of shape, it could be a bit of a grind.

2: Take a left on...
05-10-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

and very illegal. We can't ride on any freeways...

and very illegal. We can't ride on any freeways in CA.[/QUOTE]

That's not entirely true.

I can't be bothered to look up the actual cite, but law is written such that if there is no other...
05-09-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,778
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I'm fortunate enough to have a fairly decent...

I'm fortunate enough to have a fairly decent paying "normal" job (Web developer. Not doctor/lawyer money, but I'm comfortable enough.), and live in a less expensive area. People talk a lot of sh*t...
04-30-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 66,831
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

If it's climbing you want, get on your mountain...

If it's climbing you want, get on your mountain bike and come out to the Idyllwild Spring Challenge.

Pre-rode the course last weekend (day after Punch Bowl, no less), and that's gonna be a *tough*...
04-26-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 66,831
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Punch Bowl: Ouch. That sucked. Was...

Punch Bowl:

Ouch.

That sucked.

Was about mid-pack, midway up the climb, when a group went off the front right after the turn after the feed zone. Wasn't gonna be able to close that gap, so I...
04-24-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Wow. That sucks. Incidentally, the title really...

Wow. That sucks. Incidentally, the title really threw me off. I was thinking, "Mark Reynolds, what are you talking about? He was killed years ago!".

Some of you may know, or at least have heard...
04-16-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Isn't that the night before San Luis Rey? :(

Isn't that the night before San Luis Rey? :(
04-15-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Mike will test you. He's based out of Don's bikes...

Mike will test you. He's based out of Don's bikes in Rialto.

http://maxperformancebikefit.com/performance-testing.shtml

He's not gonna hook you up to a respirator or draw blood, but it's a...
04-13-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I prefer SRAM 'cause of the quicklink. It's...

I prefer SRAM 'cause of the quicklink.

It's nice if you prefer to remove your chain to clean it.

Those shimano replacement pins, that you have to use every time you break the chain, really...
04-09-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I might do that RR portion of the San Diego...

I might do that RR portion of the San Diego Cyclovets Omnium on Saturday. Not sure yet.

I missed Blvd, and I'm told it's the same course. So even though my fitness is lacking (My off/early season...
04-07-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Hometown race, and I hardly saw any of it. Nor...

Hometown race, and I hardly saw any of it. Nor did I get to participate. :(

Had SAR team stuff going on for most of the weekend. If it weren't for that, I'd have been in Phoenix racing mtn. bikes,...
03-31-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 66,831
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Looks like it's all road, all the time in this...

Looks like it's all road, all the time in this thread huh?

I raced on the dirt, at the NMBS race in Fontana, on Saturday morning.

Nothing good to report. Was running a rigid fork 'cause I put...
03-25-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Depending on where you live in the IE, there are...

Depending on where you live in the IE, there are several options for good, some great even, mtn. bike trails within reasonable riding distance.

Check out the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park for...
03-20-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,103
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I did Cream Puff last summer. Frickin' awesome...

I did Cream Puff last summer. Frickin' awesome race.

I'd have signed up again this year, but he sign-ups were in February, for a race in July. My schedule this coming summer is chaotic enough,...
03-20-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,424
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

SAR team volunteer. I'm not particularly...

SAR team volunteer.

I'm not particularly fulfilled by my day job, and bicycle racing strikes me as a pretty narcissistic pursuit (Though I do enjoy it.).

Being on the SAR team is a way of doing...
03-19-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,424
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Yeah, it's a lot more fun to bring them out...

Yeah, it's a lot more fun to bring them out alive.

In this case, finding them was the easy part. We had coordinates from their locater beacon. Getting them off the mountain was the hard part....
03-19-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,424
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

My good deed for the weekend was to miss out on...

My good deed for the weekend was to miss out on the LA Circuit race to attend to more pressing matters. (http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8597518)
03-08-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Endurolytes ALLEGEDLY trigger positive doping...

Endurolytes ALLEGEDLY trigger positive doping test

There, fixed that for you.
03-07-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I'm not an experienced cross racer, by any means,...

I'm not an experienced cross racer, by any means, but based on what little cross experience I do have, I'd say that trail riding on a cross bike is nothing like racing it.

If you *want* to ride...
03-06-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,062
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I'm a hair under 6' and weigh in at a "Hefty for...

I'm a hair under 6' and weigh in at a "Hefty for a cyclist, but trim compared to most." 160 lbs. I think I could probably stand to lose 5 or 10 lbs.

It's really hard to say w/o a power-meter...
02-27-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,977
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Yeah, too far for me to travel on a gamble. ...

Yeah, too far for me to travel on a gamble.

Guess if you put off your decision until the last minute, it gets made for you.

Have fun everyone, and stay safe.
02-26-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,977
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

I'm still up in the air on this one. Online...

I'm still up in the air on this one.

Online registration closes tomorrow at midnight though, so I'd best make up my mind soon.

What's still open as far as ride-share/room-share arrangements?
...
02-25-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 66,831
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Depends, is the Cat IV field already full? ...

Depends, is the Cat IV field already full?

Can I sign up as a Cat IV if my upgrade request hasn't been processed yet (Yesterday's crits were my 9th & 10th, cat V mass start races.)?

Would there...
02-25-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Speaking from experience, he's probably a...

Speaking from experience, he's probably a mountain biker.

I rode mountain bikes for years, racing for two or three of those years, before I decided to start doing more training on the road. I was...
02-24-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By TrevorInSoCal

Actually the one in the rain (the 30+ 4/5) was...

Actually the one in the rain (the 30+ 4/5) was safer than the one on *dry* streets. There was somewhere between 1 and 0 crashes in the 30+ 4/5 (I thought there was one, another guy I talked to didn't...
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