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Posted By az_cyclist

I would like to do more of the randonee series in...

I would like to do more of the randonee series in 2019. my long distance cycling so far has been mostly the California Triple Crown series of double centuries I would like to ride more brevets...
11-15-18, 09:14 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I hate hearing about all the fires, especially...

I hate hearing about all the fires, especially since I have done quite a few bike rides in California the past 7 years.

I hope you get back into climbing <wink>
11-14-18, 06:16 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Thanks! I will be posting the Bass Lake video...

Thanks! I will be posting the Bass Lake video soon. I thought I had some footage near Pine Flat Lake, but I didnt see it when I created the video. Need to check the GoPro again
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11-14-18, 03:46 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I do keep the ride audio. My last ride was the...

I do keep the ride audio. My last ride was the Bass Lake Double Century, but I didnt record the climbs there. I will check the video I made for the Carmel Valley DC, back in August. That ride had...
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Posted By az_cyclist

I guess I had more than 1000 km in a month...

I guess I had more than 1000 km in a month several times. 1122 km in March, 1109 in April, 1128 in May, 1224 in June, 1016 in July, and 1276 in August
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Posted By az_cyclist

I have ridden 1050 km this month (October), with...

I have ridden 1050 km this month (October), with 2 days of left. It helped I rode the Bass Lake double Century on Oct 13.
08-14-18, 03:03 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I still enjoy both group rides and solo rides. ...

I still enjoy both group rides and solo rides. As has been mentioned, you need to be careful.
08-13-18, 11:27 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Great ride!

Great ride!
07-25-18, 10:30 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I have not been keeping up with this very well. ...

I have not been keeping up with this very well. 20 miles this morning before work
07-24-18, 01:25 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

you can have a single speed that is not fixed...

you can have a single speed that is not fixed gear. I am planning to convert my Trek 1000 to a single speed as a retirement project. of course I am keeping my other road bikes.
07-24-18, 12:36 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

the road bike will be a much better option for...

the road bike will be a much better option for rides 50 miles, and longer. You will have more positions to shift your hands. If you can, keep the hybrid for other rides!
07-11-18, 11:02 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

lycra shorts are very functional if you are...

lycra shorts are very functional if you are riding a road bike, and for longer distances. 20+ miles.
07-09-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I just pedal comfortably for a few miles. To...

I just pedal comfortably for a few miles. To meet club rides now it is fairly easy, as it is 6 or 7 miles (depending on which club) and is a 1% downhill.
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Posted By az_cyclist

I carry a spare tire for the double centuries I...

I carry a spare tire for the double centuries I ride in California (the California Triple Crown series) . that is partially because I dont want to drive all that way over to the ride, and DNF...
07-02-18, 01:05 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Congrats Biker395. I wish I could have been at...

Congrats Biker395. I wish I could have been at Congress when you came thru.
05-04-18, 10:02 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

20 miles on a lunch ride yesterday.

20 miles on a lunch ride yesterday.
04-27-18, 11:58 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

The afternoon loop starts with a climb up Sage...

The afternoon loop starts with a climb up Sage Rd. That was pretty warm. a bit of cloud cover helped while we were riding around Lake Elsinore from Temecula, but we still had a headwind. We...
03-29-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I just saw this as well. as others have said,...

I just saw this as well. as others have said, prayers for his complete recovery
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Posted By az_cyclist

I have been satisfied with my Selle Anatomica...

I have been satisfied with my Selle Anatomica since I switched to it 2 or 3 years ago
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Posted By az_cyclist

This is a great challenge! I was not able to...

This is a great challenge! I was not able to ride a century in January, but, I am planning a 300k in Feb, and double centuries in March and April.
10-27-17, 09:42 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

There is a pretty steep section on Santa Rosa...

There is a pretty steep section on Santa Rosa Creek Rd, between Paso Robles and Cambria. It is on the route of the Central Coast double century.
10-02-17, 10:34 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Best comment so far!:thumb:

Best comment so far!:thumb:
09-25-17, 12:56 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I love my Selle Anatomica X. I had some sit bone...

I love my Selle Anatomica X. I had some sit bone issues on my last double, but that was the first time with this saddle.... and they were not as bad as with my previous saddle.
09-11-17, 01:13 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Congrats! enjoy your achievement.. and plan your...

Congrats! enjoy your achievement.. and plan your next century
07-28-17, 09:06 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Selle Anatomica X, for the past 3 years

Selle Anatomica X, for the past 3 years
07-24-17, 08:52 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

All those repeats would drive you crazy. I am...

All those repeats would drive you crazy. I am not used to that much 8-10% grades. When we finished the GT in June, I met George Vargas and Lori Heochlin (sp). She did 13 (approx) repeats of Alpe...
07-24-17, 08:37 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

way to go, Biker395! Would you ever consider...

way to go, Biker395! Would you ever consider Everesting?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 10:48 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I wear a camelbak for club rides (50+ miles) in...

I wear a camelbak for club rides (50+ miles) in the summer (here in Arizona) and for century + rides
06-07-17, 11:06 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

She texted me the pic! I really want to ride the...

She texted me the pic! I really want to ride the Eastern Sierra again, but it just didnt work out this year. I am riding the Grand Tour DC, and Hemet, and maybe Bass Lake. They have a new route...
06-07-17, 09:57 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I wish we could Like posts in this fourm. Great...

I wish we could Like posts in this fourm. Great pics (as always) Biker395
06-06-17, 12:20 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Congrats on your first 100K ride!

Congrats on your first 100K ride!
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Posted By az_cyclist

You can check out the California Triple Crown...

You can check out the California Triple Crown series. they have many doubles in SoCal. The Borrego and Oceanside doubles are the closest to San Diego. The Hemet DC is not that far away.
05-30-17, 12:05 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I have used an eyeglass mirror since 2004.

I have used an eyeglass mirror since 2004.
05-23-17, 12:22 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Great pics and report, Biker3954

Great pics and report, Biker3954
05-03-17, 12:04 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Dennis, one of the Bulls I ride doubles with,...

Dennis, one of the Bulls I ride doubles with, added a 32. That has my attention for my next bike.
05-03-17, 09:31 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

sounds good Biker395, you have a deal. riding...

sounds good Biker395, you have a deal. riding the doubles ( and riding them with Jim, who knows everyone I think) I have gotten to know a few cyclist in California.
05-02-17, 02:48 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I need to climb GMR / GRR one of these days. ...

I need to climb GMR / GRR one of these days.

Biker395, I saw the pics on FB. looks like a great day! sorry to hear of the stops that ran out of water. I guess that is one reason I wear a...
05-02-17, 10:53 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Great ride report Biker395!

Great ride report Biker395!
05-01-17, 09:38 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Nice report. I assume you mean Steve M. I saw...

Nice report. I assume you mean Steve M. I saw on Strava he rode that, and how difficult it was. Kudos Biker395! I am not sure what Bull rode it.. I will have to find out.
05-01-17, 09:04 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

How was it Biker395?

How was it Biker395?
04-19-17, 01:22 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

one of the club members is organizing a 200k in...

one of the club members is organizing a 200k in the high country Saturday. I am considering it
04-11-17, 02:29 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I carry 3 spare tubes, at least 2 CO2's, and a...

I carry 3 spare tubes, at least 2 CO2's, and a mini pump. I had to change a flat 1/2 mile from home last Saturday. I guess I could have walked, but, still would have had to change the tube.
04-05-17, 02:28 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I just enjoy cycling, much more so than running. ...

I just enjoy cycling, much more so than running. The past 7 years I have gotten more interested in long distance cycling, and thru those rides (the California Triple Crown series) I have been...
04-04-17, 12:15 PM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Thanks for the tip. I have wanted to ride ESD...

Thanks for the tip. I have wanted to ride ESD again.
04-04-17, 11:32 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I was thinking of it this year. Do you think the...

I was thinking of it this year. Do you think the snow will be gone?
04-04-17, 11:19 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

I saw the pic in FB, of her in the emergency...

I saw the pic in FB, of her in the emergency room. Jim and Jed decided not to ride and to volunteer. It is my intent to ride 2 more CTC doubles this year.
04-04-17, 11:04 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

great pic Biker395. I had hoped to ride Southern...

great pic Biker395. I had hoped to ride Southern Inyo, but it didnt work out.
04-04-17, 10:05 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

in my experience we seldom climb at the same...

in my experience we seldom climb at the same speed. Pretty much everyone tries to find a comfortable cadence to match the climb. We might slow up to encourage a struggling rider, but we do regroup...
04-04-17, 09:32 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

well done Rick!

well done Rick!
04-04-17, 09:19 AM
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Posted By az_cyclist

Happy Belated Birthday Machka. I...

Happy Belated Birthday Machka.

I participated in the Ultra Cycling Year Rounder challengs (formerly century a month) in 2014. In 2011 I started riding the double centuries in the California...
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