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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Bosco13

I use the same setup for road and gravel riding....

I use the same setup for road and gravel riding. Works just fine for me, and I don't miss my 2X.
09-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By Bosco13

Another vote for lemon pledge for bikes and...

Another vote for lemon pledge for bikes and motorcycles.
09-07-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 320
Posted By Bosco13

If you've never done the drive and have some...

If you've never done the drive and have some extra time, skip 101 from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo (boring), and take HWY 1. You won't be disappointed.
08-17-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bosco13

Well, if you don't ride with shorts with Chamois,...

Well, if you don't ride with shorts with Chamois, why would you want to use Chamois cream? I stopped using it with modern day shorts and see no need to. However, if I did use it I'd probably apply...
08-09-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,758
Posted By Bosco13

I used to ride Sierra Road in San Jose a lot. 3.7...

I used to ride Sierra Road in San Jose a lot. 3.7 miles at an average grade of 9.5%.
08-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bosco13

It says "Subscribe to continue reading", with all...

It says "Subscribe to continue reading", with all options wanting money. I get this with every link to the Sacrament Bee (the New York Times, and Washington Post are others). So, how many...
07-21-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Bosco13

My response was due to your assumption that I had...

My response was due to your assumption that I had no experience or first hand knowledge, which is clearly incorrect. My statement in my original post also started with "I don't think" so I was not...
07-21-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Bosco13

Obviously your wrong as I'm speaking from...

Obviously your wrong as I'm speaking from experience. My saddles are the same before and after. At least that's MY experience. YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,367
Posted By Bosco13

7.4 miles per google maps

7.4 miles per google maps
07-03-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By Bosco13

You should read about the mountain lion attack...

You should read about the mountain lion attack east of Seattle (I used to live in North Bend). Two mountain bikers on a ride and the lion attacked. One of the riders tried to peddle away from his so...
Forum: Introductions
06-30-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Bosco13

Tervetuloa. My father's surname is Järvinen and...

Tervetuloa. My father's surname is Järvinen and my mother's Erkkilä. I've always been told that I'm not like most people, I think there is a reason...
06-29-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By Bosco13

Wow, I ridden all those roads growing up in San...

Wow, I ridden all those roads growing up in San Bruno and living in San Jose. Should be fun. The double metric should be a good test. Almost reminds of doing the Death Ride, which is seriously crazy.
06-14-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By Bosco13

I use Lemon Pledge on my motorcycle as well. I...

I use Lemon Pledge on my motorcycle as well. I like.
06-12-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,441
Posted By Bosco13

I have both rim and disc brakes on my bikes. I...

I have both rim and disc brakes on my bikes. I would not spend the money to upgrade from rim to disc. In fact, I think I prefer rim brakes better all the way around.
06-07-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bosco13

I've never understood adding links that require a...

I've never understood adding links that require a subscription.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bosco13

It's not just wind, but also the turbulence...

It's not just wind, but also the turbulence created by cars, and especially larger trucks passing you. I wish I didn't a deep rim in the front because of this. I was really surprised on how much...
05-10-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bosco13

There are studies on exercising/training at night...

There are studies on exercising/training at night and its affect on sleep that you may want to look into.
04-25-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Bosco13

I don't think prostate issues have anything to do...

I don't think prostate issues have anything to do with saddle choice. Pick what feels good.
04-15-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bosco13

I use both a messenger bag and small backpack,...

I use both a messenger bag and small backpack, primarily for going to the gym these days. It's 10 miles each way and I find it satisfactory. I'd rather to that than start adding racks. If more than...
04-13-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Bosco13

Not sure what the forum rules are, but I have a...

Not sure what the forum rules are, but I have a 2007 Roubaix Pro with the Fact 8r carbon frame that I would be willing to let go for slightly more. As said above, I don't think the aluminum version...
04-11-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bosco13

I would look at what you'd have to pay for a new...

I would look at what you'd have to pay for a new bike where you are going, including any extra fees for shipping/bringing back. I've found for most things that they are cheaper in the US than...
04-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Bosco13

Yeah, 56 miles of gravel caught my eye......

Yeah, 56 miles of gravel caught my eye... According to the website:

"The Santa Lucia route combines 56 miles of pavement and approximately 16 miles of gravel for a total of 72-miles in the saddle."
04-04-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,334
Posted By Bosco13

And for the countries that do design and...

And for the countries that do design and manufacture there own helmets, where do they buy their materials and the machines to do the manufacturing? Nevermind...
04-04-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,563
Posted By Bosco13

Not a speeding ticket, but I did get a ticket for...

Not a speeding ticket, but I did get a ticket for riding double and going through a red light (at a T intersection and I was not in traffic). I had to go to traffic school, and I didn't even have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Bosco13

I just want to say it's great that you want to...

I just want to say it's great that you want to get back into cycling. Regarding the fork, maybe email specialized or bring it into a LBS and ask their opinion.
03-22-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,361
Posted By Bosco13

The chart is likely legit based on the...

The chart is likely legit based on the individuals they studied/surveyed, but meaningless if we don't.
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bosco13

I just looked at the Showers Pass website. They'd...

I just looked at the Showers Pass website. They'd have my money if I was going on that trip. I especially like the jackets with the long tails. I'd probably skip the pants though and let my lower...
03-16-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,544
Posted By Bosco13

I have both and prefer flats with pins for...

I have both and prefer flats with pins for recreational riding. If I raced XC it would be a different story.
06-30-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By Bosco13

I bought a Specialized Allez in 81, was my...

I bought a Specialized Allez in 81, was my favorite bike ever. I wish I wouldn't have given it away.
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,495
Posted By Bosco13

The California coast from the from Rockport to...

The California coast from the from Rockport to San Luis Obispo is truly amazing (I read they opened the section through Big Sur). I've done it on a motorcycle and car multiple times. Not sure I'd...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,533
Posted By Bosco13

For $27 bucks on Amazon my gut says POS. However,...

For $27 bucks on Amazon my gut says POS. However, it's only $27 so why not give it a try? My worry is that if it is truly waterproof basically means that it doesn't breath. In summertime temps that...
05-11-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bosco13

I've done it a number of times long ago. I...

I've done it a number of times long ago. I wouldn't do it now, and especially on a weekend.
04-21-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,500
Posted By Bosco13

A bike a built up a couple months back. Otso...

A bike a built up a couple months back. Otso means the spirit of the bear in Finnish mythology, and well, I'm Finish, so I had to buy it....
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By Bosco13

2007 Specialized Roubaix Pro

Trying to determine the worth of a 2007 Specialized Roubaix Pro. I'm the original owner. The bike is in good to very good shape, and is all original except for a new chain and cassette. Pics and spec...
04-14-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bosco13

I have toe overlap on my new gravel bike. Wish it...

I have toe overlap on my new gravel bike. Wish it didn't, but such is life.

Oh, and I like track standing at red lights. I wasn't aware I had a problem. Good to know.
04-13-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bosco13

Based on my response you need to add least one...

Based on my response you need to add least one more item.

3. Crooked, out of balance rider.
04-12-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bosco13

Never would work for me. I have a crooked spine...

Never would work for me. I have a crooked spine and when I think I'm standing equally on both feet, i have 70 pounds is on my left foot and 90 on my right foot. I have to adjust for weight imbalance...
03-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,069
Posted By Bosco13

If you don't like the first opinion, second...

If you don't like the first opinion, second opinion is a must. First doctor I saw wanted to hack it out ASAP. Second doctor, one of the best in the country put me on wait and see. Second, if you do...
02-11-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,673
Posted By Bosco13

I would not consider 101 an option. I'm not even...

I would not consider 101 an option. I'm not even sure it's legal in some sections. The link above seems reasonable. However, since you'd be missing the most beautiful section of the ride I wouldn't...
01-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By Bosco13

Yes, maybe, no. Loaded question.

Yes, maybe, no. Loaded question.
01-26-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,500
Posted By Bosco13

The video above was one of the funniest things...

The video above was one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile.
01-11-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,821
Posted By Bosco13

I wouldn't buy a Trek, so the answer is easy for...

I wouldn't buy a Trek, so the answer is easy for me. I would consider Canyon.
12-08-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,507
Posted By Bosco13

I went +2T on an older Ultegra RD. I did have to...

I went +2T on an older Ultegra RD. I did have to fiddle fart with the b-screw and replace it with another longer screw. Shifts just fine.
10-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,095
Posted By Bosco13

Please show proof that this is required. I can...

Please show proof that this is required. I can find no such requirement.
10-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,095
Posted By Bosco13

Not true in California. No need for license.

Not true in California. No need for license.
10-20-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,095
Posted By Bosco13

I got pulled over and ticketed for riding double...

I got pulled over and ticketed for riding double and running a red light (3 way light and I was on the shoulder with no cross traffic). At traffic school I was the only one without a drivers license....
10-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,232
Posted By Bosco13

I was easily going 30+ mph on my gravel bike...

I was easily going 30+ mph on my gravel bike yesterday with no issues. 38 wide tire running at 42 psi.
10-07-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,902
Posted By Bosco13

I can't remember the last time I was warned road...

I can't remember the last time I was warned road riding while being passed, and a lot of times on narrow bike lanes or no bike lanes at all. And I get passed far more than I pass. MTB is another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,397
Posted By Bosco13

I just bought wheels from Light Bicycle. They...

I just bought wheels from Light Bicycle. They were the best I found for the price and having solid recommendations from others.
09-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bosco13

I use five ten's on my mountain bike. May be a...

I use five ten's on my mountain bike. May be a bit too beefy for road riding though.
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