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08-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By goaliedad30

First and foremost, whatever you get, congrats on...

First and foremost, whatever you get, congrats on getting back on the bike! You will never regret it!

On bikes, if you can find a road bike frame in your price range, and get sturdy wheels, you'll...
05-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 50,131
Posted By goaliedad30

We got e-bikes last year. My wife wanted to take...

We got e-bikes last year. My wife wanted to take longer rides, but wasn't comfortable for the longer saddle time on her road bike. They haven't replaced the road bikes, but supplemented them.
05-04-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,702
Posted By goaliedad30

Our oldest son was an ice hockey goaltender from...

Our oldest son was an ice hockey goaltender from age 7 up into college. He wore the number 30.
You can guess what my wife's user names/emails are too ... :-)
08-11-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By goaliedad30

awesome!!

awesome!!
05-05-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By goaliedad30

I just looked at the route map, and the last...

I just looked at the route map, and the last stretch down San Felipe to Metcalf will literally pass my back yard. We could stand in our own yard and watch through the view fence. And I will be on a...
04-11-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,706
Posted By goaliedad30

I have two pair of progressive sunglasses -- dark...

I have two pair of progressive sunglasses -- dark Oakleys for bright sunlight, and bronze Rudy Projects for more overcast days.
I LOVE that I can see perfectly while riding.
02-16-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By goaliedad30

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club has a page on their...

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club has a page on their website with "10 Great Rides". Should be a good starting point! Santa Rosa Cycling Club - Ten Great Rides (http://srcc.memberlodge.com/TGR)
01-06-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,593
Posted By goaliedad30

I switched to a Selle Anatomica X at the end of...

I switched to a Selle Anatomica X at the end of last year. Incredibly comfortable right out of the box. I think I may have finally found the one (for now!).
12-31-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By goaliedad30

I have been traveling for work every week since...

I have been traveling for work every week since Nov 1 (well, last week's travel was for Christmas to visit family). Goaliemom and I are going to ride tomorrow. Probably a short 10 miles, and we'll...
10-19-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,741
Posted By goaliedad30

Here in Northern California, we can ride all year...

Here in Northern California, we can ride all year around. That said, when it gets much below 50-ish, GoalieMom and I don't really venture out. Too many nice days to ride in the cold, damp, or rain.
10-18-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By goaliedad30

>> If she can't finish leave her at a winery with...

>> If she can't finish leave her at a winery with your credit card and go get your car

Oh, dear ...
10-18-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By goaliedad30

Anybody have a route map/elevation map for this?...

Anybody have a route map/elevation map for this? My wine-loving wife (goaliemom) would love to do this, but right now is struggling with saddle issues, so the 45 miles will kill her ... unless, of...
08-31-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By goaliedad30

Well, I'm about 106 kg, and have ridden...

Well, I'm about 106 kg, and have ridden Speedplays for years (including when I was probably 20 kg heavier). Love them - easy in / out, comfortable, and with the coffee-shop covers on the cleat, the...
08-31-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,130
Posted By goaliedad30

I use the Performance Ultras, and love them. ...

I use the Performance Ultras, and love them. Have two pair, which I alternate.
08-31-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By goaliedad30

I use Strava, but just to track the mileage & HR....

I use Strava, but just to track the mileage & HR. Not really into the "compete for segments", etc. I used to track mileage and days ridden in a spreadsheet, so this just automates it (and provides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,690
Posted By goaliedad30

It happens all over. I referee ice hockey, and...

It happens all over. I referee ice hockey, and there's always the guy we call "legend of the novice league". He has enough skills to skate around everyone at the lower or mid-levels, but when faced...
08-06-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By goaliedad30

Congratulations! Keep on riding!!

Congratulations! Keep on riding!!
08-06-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,484
Posted By goaliedad30

Definitely consider the road bike with drop...

Definitely consider the road bike with drop handlebars vs. flat bars. You get more hand positions (on flats, on corners, on hoods) which relieves hand fatigue. You should be able to find lots of...
08-04-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By goaliedad30

My wife & I did this last year ... it really was...

My wife & I did this last year ... it really was a fun day! You don't HAVE to get up that early; they do a second tour later in the day (leaves about 10 am, I think). It's warmer, and they'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By goaliedad30

I just got a Trek Domane 4.7 for a little more...

I just got a Trek Domane 4.7 for a little more than that. The 4.3 is probably right at $2K. LOVE mine - HUGE upgrade from the low-end aluminum frame and Sora components I was riding. Cleaner,...
07-27-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By goaliedad30

I just picked up the new Domane 4.7 I've been...

I just picked up the new Domane 4.7 I've been eyeing. It was marked down (2014 model), and beyond the substantial discount, included $200 of free accessories (in my case, Speedplay pedals, a couple...
05-26-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,135
Posted By goaliedad30

A little further south is the Coyote Creek trail....

A little further south is the Coyote Creek trail. It runs 14 miles from Hellyer Park to Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill. No cars, and essentially flat. Once you're south of Metcalf Road, it's very...
12-25-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By goaliedad30

Just get riding again. New job last year...

Just get riding again. New job last year basically killed my schedule and fitness. Goaliemom & I have already committed to two charity rides (April & June) in order to focus us on getting back in...
07-02-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,930
Posted By goaliedad30

We'll generally top out at 21-23 mph, unless...

We'll generally top out at 21-23 mph, unless there's some reason we're really pushing. Most of our riding is on a flat multi-use trail, so cranking like crazy is typically both frowned upon and...
07-01-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By goaliedad30

Thanks, all. Some great suggestions. My LBS has...

Thanks, all. Some great suggestions. My LBS has been great, but they recently converted to a Trek-exclusive shop, so if I want other options, I will need to find a new one. There are a number of...
06-29-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By goaliedad30

Reward bike - opinions?

I've decide to reward myself once I hit my weight loss goal. Another 20 or so pounds to go, and I *WILL* succeed later this year. The reward will be a higher end road bike. I had a Trek 1000 that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-13, 09:06 PM
06-09-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By goaliedad30

Congrats!!

Congrats!!
01-29-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By goaliedad30

And I picked THIS weekend to be sicker than a...

And I picked THIS weekend to be sicker than a dog! No skiing (the original plan), and not even a nice ride in this gorgeous weather. Hopefully it will hold for a few more days so I can get back on...
01-16-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Posted By goaliedad30

During operation - but only at night ("during...

During operation - but only at night ("during darkness").

http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21201.htm
01-13-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By goaliedad30

My wife & I ride that trail regularly. We...

My wife & I ride that trail regularly. We usually start from the Blossom Hill/Silver Creek parking lot and ride south. The trail is a little bumpy for the first 2-3 miles going south, and often has...
07-25-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By goaliedad30

I am old. I am slow. I ride a triple. 'nuf...

I am old. I am slow. I ride a triple. 'nuf said! :-)
07-17-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 295,892
Posted By goaliedad30

19 miles each on Sat & Sun on the Coyote Creek...

19 miles each on Sat & Sun on the Coyote Creek bike trail near our house, with my delightful wife!
06-02-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By goaliedad30

The Coyote Creek Trail, starting at Hellyer Park...

The Coyote Creek Trail, starting at Hellyer Park and riding south to Morgan Hill, is around 15 miles each way. Lovely scenery, and no roads involved. It can get busy with joggers, dog walkers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By goaliedad30

I had an 2006 Trek 1000 that I LOVED! Rode it for...

I had an 2006 Trek 1000 that I LOVED! Rode it for over 2000 miles, until I crashed it .... :-(
07-19-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 38,686
Posted By goaliedad30

Saturday, I was toodling along with my wife on...

Saturday, I was toodling along with my wife on our leisurely Sunday ride. We happened to be downwind, on a bike path ... going about 25 mph. I moved over slightly to allow an oncoming rider to pass. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,999
Posted By goaliedad30

My wife had this problem. Because of the shape...

My wife had this problem. Because of the shape of the sole on her relatively short shoe, I think they went to a slightly longer screw on on of the cleat holes ... and made sure to use Loctite.
07-17-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By goaliedad30

Thanks to the Good Samaritan on the Coyote Creek Trail today!

My wife and I were out for a ride on this glorious morning! Returning from Morgan Hill on the Coyote Creek Trail, about 1/2 mile south of the model airplane field, I moved over to let two oncoming...
05-02-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,426
Posted By goaliedad30

Awesome! I got a bicycle for my wife about a...

Awesome! I got a bicycle for my wife about a year ago, and we've been riding together ever since! 28 miles yesterday, and 20 today ... and we get to spend time together spinning away, chatting and...
04-17-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By goaliedad30

I'm now working from my home office 3-4 days a...

I'm now working from my home office 3-4 days a week, so it makes getting a ride in either at lunchtime or right after work much easier.
04-17-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,739
Posted By goaliedad30

My wife and I rode the 60K / 36 mile version of...

My wife and I rode the 60K / 36 mile version of the Tierra Bella today. It was her first ever organized ride, and her longest ride ever. Spectacular weather, great people, and a fun route to ride,...
09-05-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,572
Posted By goaliedad30

Most of my riding these days is with my wife. I...

Most of my riding these days is with my wife. I still do some solo riding as well. Haven't really done the group ride thing; never did much for me. We will do several organized rides next spring,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,277
Posted By goaliedad30

Speedplay X5 pedals and Sidi Genus shoes

Speedplay X5 pedals and Sidi Genus shoes
08-22-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 295,892
Posted By goaliedad30

My wife and I are in Sonoma County this weekend,...

My wife and I are in Sonoma County this weekend, so we did a nice little 16 mile loop this morning that included a quick wine-tasting stop at Russian Hill Estates. Sunday morning we'll do the same...
08-18-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By goaliedad30

Wow - great photos, and great ride! Thanks for...

Wow - great photos, and great ride! Thanks for posting!!
08-17-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By goaliedad30

Congrats! My wife completed her first 20 miler a...

Congrats! My wife completed her first 20 miler a few weeks ago ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By goaliedad30

I got my wife a Trek 1.5 WSD (a little more than...

I got my wife a Trek 1.5 WSD (a little more than the 1.2, but essentially the same frame/bike) and she really loves it. Just added some Speedplay pedals ....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,882
Posted By goaliedad30

I picked up a couple pair of Performance's "Elite...

I picked up a couple pair of Performance's "Elite II" bibs for around $60 on sale, and I find them extraordinarily comfortable. Haven't taken them on really long rides yet, but so far, I'm a happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By goaliedad30

+1 on the Speedplays! Love mine (X5) and just...

+1 on the Speedplays! Love mine (X5) and just got a pair of LightAction for my wife ... she literally just walked in the door from her first test ride with them and liked them very much.
08-04-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By goaliedad30

Water bottles are fine for me. I don't like...

Water bottles are fine for me. I don't like stuff on my back at all, and if I'm out long enough to go through two bottles, then a short refill stop is nice!
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