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11-05-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By bernmart

Garmin 800 Won't connect properly to my computer to download data

My sturdy and largely trouble-free Garmin 800 has suddenly gone blooey. When I plug it into my iMac, it doesn't go into data storage mode--that is, no icons
appear for Garmin and the SD card on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By bernmart

Good question; both sets feel OK on the road. ...

Good question; both sets feel OK on the road. That doesn't mean that they roll equally well, or will be as durable, etc. I was hoping for advice based on experience and understanding of design, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By bernmart

Need Wheel Advice

Which is the better wheelset to put on my primary bike (Specialized Roubaix Pro): A 10-yr. old but very lightly used set of Mavic Krysirium Elites, or a new set of Fulcrum Racing 5s? I now own both...
07-01-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By bernmart

Got it! Thanks, guys.

Got it! Thanks, guys.
06-30-15, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By bernmart

Tour de France TV Coverage

My search function reveals coverage only on a French-speaking channel. What cable channels are covering the Tour this year? FYI, I'm on Charter cable.
01-18-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By bernmart

Garmin 800 malfunctions with maps

My Garmin 800 has not been showing turn-by-turn directions consistently during the last several rides. Friends using the same course maps on the same model Garmin don't seem to have this problem. ...
09-11-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,651
Posted By bernmart

Blood pressure meds and cycling

Sorry for what will probably be a long post. For years I was on a blood pressure med--Lisinopril and a diuretic--which moderated my bp but had me peeing a dozen or more times a day. Embarrassing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,314
Posted By bernmart

That's the saddle I've been using for almost a...

That's the saddle I've been using for almost a year now, with perfect satisfaction. Worth every penny.
12-25-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,792
Posted By bernmart

8125 miles this year. First full year of...

8125 miles this year. First full year of retirement. This mileage is thousands of miles more than any previous year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 12:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By bernmart

My 2005 Roubaix Pro has 25000 miles on it. aside...

My 2005 Roubaix Pro has 25000 miles on it. aside from some paint, the frame seems as good as new. I keep waiting to fall in love with a newer bike, but I'm monogamous so far.
08-18-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,131
Posted By bernmart

Great ride, indeed. Alas, my rear derailleur...

Great ride, indeed. Alas, my rear derailleur cable started working wrong just at the steepest part of the ride, and snapped shortly after we crested East Mt. Drive. The Cool Breeze staff were...
08-09-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,784
Posted By bernmart

When I first started riding seriously, in 2005, I...

When I first started riding seriously, in 2005, I bought a 56, and I'm 6'2". Bigger than that just felt like too much of a stretch. But in less than a year it felt way too small, and I bought a...
08-04-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,131
Posted By bernmart

I'm doing it--for the 7th time in eight years! ...

I'm doing it--for the 7th time in eight years! I'll be riding with a couple of friends, but expect to be outpaced by them. PhotoJoe, maybe I'll ride along with you.
07-08-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By bernmart

305 cadence unit on a Garmin 800?

Just bought a Garmin 800. I used to have a Garmin 305 w/cadence sensor and heart monitor. Can I use my 305's cadence unit successfully on the 800, or do I have to buy/install a 800-dedicated unit?
07-06-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By bernmart

Windmill Century, July 20th--My registration is available, cheap!

I did the Windmill Century last year, and eagerly signed up for it this year. Alas, my schedule has gotten complicated, and I'm probably not going to be able to make it. Their website lacks a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By bernmart

I've needed to walk to, among other things: cross...

I've needed to walk to, among other things: cross washed-out or flooded places between stretches of pavement; get the bike through roadwork sites; negotiate detours on bike paths; walk the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By bernmart

Easiest road pedals to walk in??

I've been riding on the road with SPD pedals and touring shoes for eight years now, with a good deal of satisfaction. I average 5-6K miles per year. In short, I'm not a newbie. But lately road...
05-05-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By bernmart

Foothill Cycle Club...

Foothill Cycle Club (http://www.foothillcycle.org) has a full schedule of local group rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Actually, your stats suggest you're pretty strong, newbie or not. But...
04-30-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,028
Posted By bernmart

Right now I'm trying out a Selle Italia SLR Max...

Right now I'm trying out a Selle Italia SLR Max Gel Flo. It fits what have evolved into my criteria: flattish both in side view and rear view; wide enough (145) for my sit bones; padded but not too...
04-29-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By bernmart

Flattish Self-supported century

A group of us would like to do a self-supported century as a sendoff for one of us, who is returning to Oregon after several months in SoCal. We've done centuries with 2600' or so of climbing in the...
04-19-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,180
Posted By bernmart

thanks so much for the excellent advice, everyone.

thanks so much for the excellent advice, everyone.
04-18-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,180
Posted By bernmart

How do I download a mapped route to my Garmin 800?

I've owned my Garmin for a couple of years now, but I've never before needed to crack this problem, because all the centuries I'e ridden have been organized, mapped, and route slipped. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,314
Posted By bernmart

I too can't apparently tolerate a saddle without...

I too can't apparently tolerate a saddle without a cutout. I've just finished a round of saddle "auditions," and tried, among others, the Fizik Antares and the SI SLR Flow. Both flat, lightly...
04-07-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By bernmart

I rode 5000 miles last year. Just rode a century...

I rode 5000 miles last year. Just rode a century yesterday. I did OK, but my butt really hurt. My "research" into the wonderful world of saddles has yielded the following: for me, saddles that...
04-01-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By bernmart

I'm not sure I'd still be alive if it weren't for...

I'm not sure I'd still be alive if it weren't for the health benefits of cycling; I ride at least six centuries each year, and did about 5000 miles total last year. Take that, whippersnapper!!
04-01-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By bernmart

A delicate question. . . .

My old saddle started causing irritation in the 'taint, so I went shopping. To date I've tried six saddles, and all of them cause the same irritation--this after careful adjustment and careful...
Replies: 53
Views: 6,372
Posted By bernmart

For years now I've been using SPD pedals and...

For years now I've been using SPD pedals and touring shoes--shoes with recessed cleats, but w/o the lugs that define MTB shoes. Mine are made by Specialized, but Shimano makes them, and I think...
03-12-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By bernmart

I'll be doing it. I've talked two other folks...

I'll be doing it. I've talked two other folks into coming along, so I better finish. Seems doable.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By bernmart

You got it!

You got it!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By bernmart

I have ridden with those guys, but the opinion...

I have ridden with those guys, but the opinion that I was asking about comes from a retired engineer, and is thus offered with an air of authority. Thanks for all these replies; I've enjoyed them.
03-02-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By bernmart

Rock Store Climb

I'm considering the Cruising the Conejo century ride in the Spring, but I find the stats on the "famous" Rock Store Climb somewhat daunting. I'm sure many of you have done it, and I'd like some...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-25-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By bernmart

As I suspected. Thanks, guys.

As I suspected. Thanks, guys.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-25-13, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By bernmart

lugged versus welded steel frames

A guy I was talking to a week or so ago insisted that a lugged steel frame has a softer, more compliant ride that a welded frame, all other things being equal. I'd always thought that the...
01-29-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By bernmart

Just had it put on my bike. I really, really...

Just had it put on my bike. I really, really like it. Found myself riding in the rain this past weekend, and the combination of grip and conditioning was perfect. Rumor is that the white tape is...
01-08-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By bernmart

Brandon Heflin at http://www.tricentric.net did a...

Brandon Heflin at http://www.tricentric.net did a great fitting for me several years ago. Back then he worked out of InCycle in Pasadena; now he appears to have gone out on his own. Worth a look.
11-15-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By bernmart

Me too. I've never used anything but Shimano 520...

Me too. I've never used anything but Shimano 520 SPD pedals--the same pair w/o incident for the last five years. In my club about half the riders use SPD's, and the rest Look-type pedals. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By bernmart

I got the short-fingered Sport glove also, and it...

I got the short-fingered Sport glove also, and it is really a terrific glove.
08-19-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,361
Posted By bernmart

Good news. The bumps are awful, but I've always...

Good news. The bumps are awful, but I've always assumed that the organizers have picked the best route along the coast that they can.
08-18-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,361
Posted By bernmart

Always the best-run of centuries, with excellent...

Always the best-run of centuries, with excellent signage, sag support, and huge number of friendly volunteers. This was my sixth Cool Breeze in seven years; it's come to mean a lot to me as a...
08-15-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,361
Posted By bernmart

I'll be doing the regular century, as I've done...

I'll be doing the regular century, as I've done in five of the last six years. I'll be wearing the 2010 jersey (Year of the Tiger), riding my Specialized Roubaix, and probably bringing up the rear....
05-08-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,499
Posted By bernmart

+1

+1
05-07-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By bernmart

Cool Breeze is damn near the perfect century for...

Cool Breeze is damn near the perfect century for me: enough climbing--almost all in the first half--to be challenging, but not too much (about 4000' total ascent), beautiful scenery, near perfect...
05-06-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By bernmart

Windmill Century--07/21/12

I've never done this ride before, but I'm looking for something to do this summer besides my beloved Cool Breeze Century. Anyone familiar with it, and able/willing to advise me re climbs, winds,...
05-06-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,534
Posted By bernmart

Me too!

Me too!
05-05-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bernmart

Please note that the route has been substantially...

Please note that the route has been substantially changed for this year, and the ridestart and finish is at Morro Bay HS. I've always found cheap lodging in SLO, but Morro Bay will be tougher
04-05-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,044
Posted By bernmart

Sorry, Beanz. My condolences to you and Gina.

Sorry, Beanz. My condolences to you and Gina.
03-21-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By bernmart

You can put up to ten fields on one page. I put...

You can put up to ten fields on one page. I put just about everything on the one page so I can tell at a glance what's going on as I ride. Charging status, calories, etc. go on a second page.
03-21-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By bernmart

My 305 started giving more and more inflated...

My 305 started giving more and more inflated climbing readouts when measured against other units. Couldn't fix it no matter what I did. Finally gave up and bought an 800. Bite out of the wallet,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By bernmart

Done.

Done.
03-07-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,361
Posted By bernmart

My guess is that most early problems with the...

My guess is that most early problems with the saddle take place in the first couple of weeks. In my case the leather began to stretch, requiring adjustment at the nose which would bring it back into...
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