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08-10-18, 11:48 AM
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Posted By snowman40

Thanks.

Thanks.
08-09-18, 11:23 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By snowman40

Aliso Creek Bikeway - Orange County

I'm feeling adventurous and will be riding the entire Aliso Creek Bikeway and was wondering if there was any homeless encampments along it like the SART did?
10-13-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By snowman40

That only works if you have your phone in front...

That only works if you have your phone in front of you, know the area intimately or have Strava Pro and hear the notifications. For me, I'm always entering and leaving a segment on several of my...
10-13-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By snowman40

I tend to create most of a ride as a segment. I...

I tend to create most of a ride as a segment. I make it just unique enough of a route that it won't get many riders so I can compare my improvements. I live near a MUP and several roads that are...
10-04-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,618
Posted By snowman40

I'm in Southern California, in the Los Angeles...

I'm in Southern California, in the Los Angeles Metro Area. When riding in 40s and 50s, I have to have a rain/wind jacket as it feels wetter in the winter. At the moment, I'm able to go shorts and...
10-04-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,618
Posted By snowman40

No, don't do number 4. The weather is nice but...

No, don't do number 4. The weather is nice but the people aren't the brightest even though they claim to be otherwise. And the cost of living is ridiculous!!!! (I'm in California, and have been...
10-02-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By snowman40

I'm around 280 at the moment. I ride what most...

I'm around 280 at the moment. I ride what most in Road Cycling would call bumps...but I digress.

My Felt F75 has 24 spoke wheelset from an AR3 that the shop had laying around that someone...
09-16-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

I used to be about 10 miles. With the amount of...

I used to be about 10 miles. With the amount of MUPs my city has, it was very easy to add miles on the way home.
09-15-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

I've dropped about 33 pounds in 13 or 14 months. ...

I've dropped about 33 pounds in 13 or 14 months. Didn't really start shedding it until I got on the bike some what regularly. I'm only able to ride on weekends since getting ready for work,...
09-15-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

I've been doing really good at keeping my carbs...

I've been doing really good at keeping my carbs below 60 grams and exceeding that only 1 or 2 times in the last few months.
09-15-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

I'll skip the scales until Monday... :twitchy: ...

I'll skip the scales until Monday... :twitchy:

Carbs aren't kind to me. And starchy carbs are my arch nemesis! They are to me as the Joker is to Batman...Cobra to G.I. Joe. :D
09-15-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

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Thank you.:thumb:
09-15-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By snowman40

Naughty

I was naughty. :D

It my birthday and the start of Birthday Season in my home (mine, wife, 3 sons from today until late November :innocent: ). It was a small cake, but I had 2 pieces. And it all...
09-15-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,503
Posted By snowman40

It is when there's a stiff 20 mph breeze with...

It is when there's a stiff 20 mph breeze with gusts of about 40-50 mph. That would have made for an interesting ride...turn from east-west to north south and get pushed off the road because you...
09-15-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,503
Posted By snowman40

If it happens all on the same day, they call that...

If it happens all on the same day, they call that a hurricane, tropical storm or tropical depression. Especially if windy. I was in Florida in the middle of July and the high for the day was only...
09-14-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By snowman40

I think I've entered the woosh phase of...

I think I've entered the woosh phase of weightloss. So I can't wait until Saturday when I can ride the next time...

Change your diet for a few days and get on the scale, maybe that will motivate...
09-13-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By snowman40

I had this happen. Just changed tube and turned...

I had this happen. Just changed tube and turned corner to take a kid for a spin and pop. Had to walk the bike and trailer with a toddler in it home. That half mile walk was a lot longer with all...
09-12-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By snowman40

I bought a tire a few weeks ago expecting that to...

I bought a tire a few weeks ago expecting that to happen any day now since I noticed the flat portion. Usually, I put the new tire on the front and move that one to the back.
09-11-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By snowman40

Sure. Men's Everyday Carpenter Twill Pants -...

Sure.

Men's Everyday Carpenter Twill Pants - Duluth Trading (http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-pants/work-pants-for-men/95016.aspx?processor=content)

I got tired of crappy quality of...
09-11-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By snowman40

Since I was in Darwin, aboard the USS Comstock,...

Since I was in Darwin, aboard the USS Comstock, it doesn't hit me until about 9 or 10pm as that was roughly the time we found out and the defecation hit the oscillation.

No rides for me today as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,072
Posted By snowman40

I find it depends on the size. There's one I'll...

I find it depends on the size. There's one I'll be riding through Saturday, and will be approaching it from the one side with a traffic light that feeds a strip mall. Usually, it is pretty empty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,214
Posted By snowman40

This. Not sure why you would wash those unless...

This. Not sure why you would wash those unless you wore it for commuting and they were making your head stink.
09-07-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By snowman40

I was up and out the door by 6:30am on Sunday and...

I was up and out the door by 6:30am on Sunday and Labor Day. It was already 80 at 5:30am Sunday and was a good ride, until I hit a shower then it was great, then I popped out the other side and...
09-04-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By snowman40

I wear them to get cars full of high school girls...

I wear them to get cars full of high school girls to cheer me on! And yes, that's a true story. I just hope my wife isn't coming home and gets distracted by seeing me on the road...as that would...
09-04-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By snowman40

This, so much this! I've got a pair of blue...

This, so much this!

I've got a pair of blue jeans that are 44w (relaxed fit) and they fit. That's only taken about 30 pounds to be able to do. Of course, work pants from Duluth I could fit in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,333
Posted By snowman40

I've got several Oakleys and all are polarized...

I've got several Oakleys and all are polarized except for some Japanese style I liked and bought on a whim. I've had no problems reading bike computer screens from the cheap Schwinn from Target,...
08-27-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,665
Posted By snowman40

There was a guy that turned it on when he rode...

There was a guy that turned it on when he rode his motorcycle and just obliterated all the segments along that route...lol Something was definitely up as his rides were public and the route showed...
08-27-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 2,364,634
Posted By snowman40

I'm not new here...someone quoted me from years...

I'm not new here...someone quoted me from years ago and I decided to come back and see what's up.

Last year, I was 315.8 pounds and hadn't been on a bike in several years due to unemployment,...
08-27-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By snowman40

I used to use Speedplay lollipops and always had...

I used to use Speedplay lollipops and always had issues and there was no getting used to them and exactly as you described. They were setup when I had the bike adjusted when I purchased it. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,987
Posted By snowman40

I haven't been here in about 7 years...I have a...

I haven't been here in about 7 years...I have a new scourge - bike clots on MUPs. So bad here that I stick to the roads and less used MUPs most of my rides.
05-17-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,344
Posted By snowman40

So you don't think they basically had a blank...

So you don't think they basically had a blank slate after WWII to work from and that didn't help influence their decisions?
05-17-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,344
Posted By snowman40

A large portion of Europe has been demolished by...

A large portion of Europe has been demolished by 2 modern wars and have had to be rebuilt, especially infrastructure like roads and rail lines.
05-16-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,344
Posted By snowman40

Rail could work in the US. You'd have to...

Rail could work in the US. You'd have to regionalize it though. Have Amtrak non-stop from major city to major city instead of stop in between. Have the regional trains service all the in between...
05-16-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By snowman40

A, B, C. Definitley C if I can get out of...

A, B, C. Definitley C if I can get out of service industry and work in my home town.

EDIT - I race my previous times on routes and I'd like to do the Amtrak Century and maybe some of the others...
05-16-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,556
Posted By snowman40

Jamboree from the 73 junction south, and PCH.

Jamboree from the 73 junction south, and PCH.
05-15-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By snowman40

Well, urban planners would prefer we move there,...

Well, urban planners would prefer we move there, no park and ride, no car ownership at all. You know, like most cities in Europe. Where they all work, shop and play near where they live. lol ...
05-15-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By snowman40

What Texas is doing sounds responsible. Assuming...

What Texas is doing sounds responsible. Assuming they've done the proper research, it makes sense to have gravel versus asphalt roads. A road that has 100 vehicles in a day doesn't necessarily need...
05-15-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,248
Posted By snowman40

That'd be so cool, to have elevated bike paths...

That'd be so cool, to have elevated bike paths that ran down the middle of highways! If they'd keep it clean and free of debris, I'd totally ride to my current place of employment then.
05-14-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By snowman40

So replace the missing one, and make sure the...

So replace the missing one, and make sure the others are tight and don't lose that stepped bolt. Got it! :thumb:

I'm not against replacing them, I just don't want to be on a longer ride and only...
05-14-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By snowman40

How appropriate, I think mine are starting to...

How appropriate, I think mine are starting to fail for the same reason. I sheared one last night at the end of my ride, thought maybe I had bent a chainring, which is still a possibility since I...
01-18-14, 04:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,192
Posted By snowman40

i saw the aftermath of a van hitting a girl...

i saw the aftermath of a van hitting a girl riding her bike to/from school. OCRegister said the van didn't see her shoot up the right side. I think she only had a broken arm, but I don't remember...
01-16-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,447
Posted By snowman40

I've noted where I'd struggle and fail. Starchy...

I've noted where I'd struggle and fail. Starchy carbs I have to have every so often as something in them helps my joints be smoother feeling, although it goes straight to my stomach... :p I have to...
01-16-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By snowman40

I could see the cloud in Irvine. I smelled...

I could see the cloud in Irvine. I smelled something burnt on my ride, but hopefully it was just from the lawn crews. I don't want a repeat of 2007 when everything seemed to be burning all around...
01-15-14, 02:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,768
Posted By snowman40

Doesnt number 3 apply to all of us? After all,...

Doesnt number 3 apply to all of us? After all, it doesn't get easier, you just go faster is the unofficial motto around here isn't it?
01-08-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,372
Posted By snowman40

I only stop for red lights and stop signs, but my...

I only stop for red lights and stop signs, but my backup is my cell phone. My wife and kids enjoy (a little to much in my opinion...) coming to my aide when I have a mechanical problem.

Strava is...
01-08-14, 01:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By snowman40

Im somewhere in that are myself. It wasn't a...

Im somewhere in that are myself. It wasn't a rebound though, 2013 just sucked and I'm glad it is over.

edit - weighed in tonight, I've lost 15 since going back to work even though I haven't been...
11-02-13, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,469
Posted By snowman40

Yes, yes she is. I voted to leave it out. I...

Yes, yes she is.

I voted to leave it out. I don't really like candy all that much anymore. I got a neat tip from a doctor during a physical for new job in regards to birthday cakes (it birthday...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By snowman40

OCTA has a map of bike paths and lanes on its...

OCTA has a map of bike paths and lanes on its website. Have you looked there?

Irvine also has a map of the Irvine paths and lanes.
05-30-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,221
Posted By snowman40

I've been in one of those storms...not fun. ...

I've been in one of those storms...not fun. Dodging hail along with sticks and branches while fighting the wind just to get home after getting dropped off by the school bus (about a mile from home...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By snowman40

6 on my morning commute which is mostly on a MUP....

6 on my morning commute which is mostly on a MUP.

My current weekend route is 24ish, but since a bunch are near schools and offices they are almost never red on the weekend. Stop signs near...
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