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05-27-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bingod

I'll have a stab at this - Dirt Mulholland Drive...

I'll have a stab at this - Dirt Mulholland Drive perhaps?
05-06-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,442
Posted By Bingod

From my unscientific observations the Verdugo...

From my unscientific observations the Verdugo Hills have the densest population of gravel bikers. Maybe because its close to town and easily accessed, the trails are relatively short and connect to...
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,442
Posted By Bingod

Those gravel bikers who look 30 and 40 are in...

Those gravel bikers who look 30 and 40 are in fact 50 or 60, they just use a lot of botox and filler
04-23-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Ill see your gutted out sinkhole and raise you...

Ill see your gutted out sinkhole and raise you the mother of all ruts. Winter storm damage in the Verdugo Mtns.
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04-20-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Bingod

Isn't Clear Creek just before the Angeles Forest...

Isn't Clear Creek just before the Angeles Forest turnoff? In which case Hwy 2 was open last time I rode there. It is definitely closed at Redbox and yes you can go around the barriers there.
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04-04-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Bingod

Ha ha! I'm afraid of most poo as it happens

Ha ha! I'm afraid of most poo as it happens
04-04-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Bingod

No light, doh! and yes, a little eerie, but no...

No light, doh! and yes, a little eerie, but no ticks. I did see some huge piles of bear poo which inspired me to push back uphill faster.
04-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

A few snaps from my ride up and over the Sunset...

A few snaps from my ride up and over the Sunset Peak Truck Trail in the San Gabriels to Glendora Ridge Road and Mt Baldy I posted a ride report of my misadventures and few more pics here:
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04-04-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Bingod

OK, ten days ago I had a go at exploring some of...

OK, ten days ago I had a go at exploring some of these routes. I can't say it was all fun - but it was memorable.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/embed/3495587514

1. I started in...
02-23-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bingod

I'm not sure I'd recommend the Santa Monica...

I'm not sure I'd recommend the Santa Monica Mountains for "the prettier the better."

This is Mulholland above Leo Carillo and then up Little Sycamore - the burn stops shortly after. So Yerba Buena...
02-14-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Bingod

go right ahead. Its hard to find clear...

go right ahead. Its hard to find clear information so I'll share what I can find.

Barrett-Stoddard. This looks a good possibility - 12 miles with one sustained steep section. I'd try it the other...
02-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Bingod

Gravel biking above San Dimas - any suggestions?

Has anyone recommendations or experience riding a gravel bike in the mountains above San Dimas, between Baldy Road and GMR? I'm searching google maps and entertaining the idea of exploring routes up...
01-22-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Bingod

I ride the San Gabriels. I have a 3x9 (its my...

I ride the San Gabriels. I have a 3x9 (its my road bike too) Granny gear is 26T with a 12-36 cassette. Previously I had a 30T granny gear. Ive now got one more lower gear. I can get up the mountains...
01-11-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bingod

I just bought a second set of wheels after too...

I just bought a second set of wheels after too many pinch flats so I could run my gravel/dirt tires tubeless and lower pressures. I was tired of swapping between road and gravel tires as well. What...
01-09-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Bingod

I just bought a set of Grails from Performance...

I just bought a set of Grails from Performance Bike - the salesman told me the hubs are Novatec. All I see is "Speed Tuned" decal, whatever that means. - I'm no expert. He also spoke highly of...
01-08-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bingod

I hear you - and i think the under-biking is...

I hear you - and i think the under-biking is where i get much of the fun out of gravel biking. Im happy to pick my way up and down the steep parts and really learn the terrain and control the bike. ...
01-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bingod

My solution was to get used to riding the...

My solution was to get used to riding the descents on the hoods. It has its nervy moments, but nothing close to the white knuckle terror of being in the drops when its steep and loose. I have a...
12-22-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Bingod

Timely thread for me as I am hoping to get a...

Timely thread for me as I am hoping to get a tubeless set up for my Giant. unlike your experience, my Resolutes slip on my cheap SX-2 rims with the utmost ease, though they need at least 80psi to...
12-09-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By Bingod

Take a look at a map of the Exposition (Expo)...

Take a look at a map of the Exposition (Expo) Line - it crosses LA east to west, from downtown LA to Santa Monica and stops at the gates of USC. You can put your bike on it or take a Bird to the...
11-07-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Thats how I did it. I drove up Chaney Trail and...

Thats how I did it. I drove up Chaney Trail and parked at the gate. Chaney Trail is pretty intense - not sure I'd have made it all the way up to Mt Wilson if I'd added that climb. I just put cheap...
11-05-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Yes, those steep grades are on asphalt - the...

Yes, those steep grades are on asphalt - the grade picks up steeply after 1/3 mile of moderate climbing. Its then a steady steep grade with a few short super steep sections to question your sanity....
11-05-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Here are a few pics from my ride up Mt. Lowe Rd...

Here are a few pics from my ride up Mt. Lowe Rd (Motorway) from Alta Dena to the observatory at Mt. Wilson. Camera malfunctions and user error meant I only snapped pics of the higher elevations. Its...
10-28-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Thanks. Yep, its a basic Anyroad 2 with a...

Thanks. Yep, its a basic Anyroad 2 with a bigger front brake. Good idea, I could use some new bar tape, and a second set of wheels - Giant... can you hear me?
10-28-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

Thanks, it was an absurdly clear day. I did...

Thanks, it was an absurdly clear day. I did myself a favor and put on a 26T chain ring - with a 12-36 cassette - definitely helped me and my middle-aged arse get up there. Certainly would make Lukens...
10-28-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,396
Posted By Bingod

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/Al_Herbert/...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/Al_Herbert/IMG_6511_zpsgljj94ru.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Al_Herbert/media/IMG_6511_zpsgljj94ru.jpg.html)

Took a short steep ride up Mt Josephine...
10-27-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bingod

I use the Shimano A530 because i like a platform...

I use the Shimano A530 because i like a platform for downhill, but it sorely lacks grip. I just saw this in the Shimano website - could be good
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09-13-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Bingod

Not sure how far you want to ride but it looks...

Not sure how far you want to ride but it looks like you have chosen routes that have food at the ends. if you ride Crystal Lake, which would be my choice, then you can go on to Islip Pass and loop...
09-01-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 490,969
Posted By Bingod

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/Al_Herbert/...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/Al_Herbert/IMG_5733_zps1pewfvm9.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Al_Herbert/media/IMG_5733_zps1pewfvm9.jpg.html)

i have since upgraded the front brake to...
08-24-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Bingod

I love my WTB Resolutes (42mm) for steep and...

I love my WTB Resolutes (42mm) for steep and loose and everything less, but maybe they have too much tread for your needs. I run mine with tubes at 38R 35F and have not pinch flatted yet. You may...
08-19-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Bingod

Starting early-ish would be my choice. Ive not...

Starting early-ish would be my choice. Ive not had bad luck with motorcycles on the snake, even at mid-morning, but i keep my ears open when riding up it. Riding down is quick and you can...
08-06-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Bingod

I hear you. First time I've ridden all the way...

I hear you. First time I've ridden all the way up. Previously I have been starting at West Fork and either continuing on to Islip Pass or just Crystal Lake for a cup of chili. Thank goodness for...
08-06-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Bingod

Rode Hwy 39 from Azusa to Crystal Lake on...

Rode Hwy 39 from Azusa to Crystal Lake on Saturday morning. It was 96 when I got back to the car. On the uphill, sweat was was my worst problem - I had to ride without my helmet, just so I could...
08-06-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bingod

This. Dremel with cutting blade works for me.

This. Dremel with cutting blade works for me.
08-03-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,061
Posted By Bingod

I agree, they're not ideal. There are a couple...

I agree, they're not ideal. There are a couple of videos on youtube showing how to grind them down and add pins. I would do something similar, i just don't have good enough tools.
07-26-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,061
Posted By Bingod

Both - Shimano PD-A530

Both - Shimano PD-A530
07-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bingod

I have the P.R.O. Escape shorts, which may have...

I have the P.R.O. Escape shorts, which may have an even thicker pad and nicer material. I tried on a bunch of shorts and bibs at a year end store sale - i would have shelled out for more expensive...
06-03-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Bingod

Ive only occasionally come across mountain...

Ive only occasionally come across mountain bikers, if anyone, plus a few 4x4s in Rincon Cyn, which was a bit hairy. I drive to or as close to the trailhead as i can and only log a few road miles,...
06-01-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Bingod

Hello everyone. First post on BF. I'm fairly new...

Hello everyone. First post on BF. I'm fairly new to bikes and cannot claim much experience with different gravel tires, however I ride some of these same dirt roads and opted for WTB Resolutes. These...
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