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04-01-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,702
Posted By 1242Vintage

By luck I landed in the foothills of Northern Ca...

By luck I landed in the foothills of Northern Ca (east of Sacramento) a couple decades ago. Am sitting at 1,000 ft elevation which puts me above the valley fog of winter and below the snow line. ...
03-12-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By 1242Vintage

I have two pairs of 510 shoes, high tops and...

I have two pairs of 510 shoes, high tops and lows. The eyelets on the high tops popped out pretty quick, within a couple of rides. The low tops have very thin rubber on the bottom. My flat...
12-11-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,065
Posted By 1242Vintage

Last CX race of the season on Saturday. Very...

Last CX race of the season on Saturday. Very rainy with soul sucking spongy wet grass. To ease my back pain from last weeks impact with the turf I used my full suspension mtb with huge and heavy...
12-05-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,065
Posted By 1242Vintage

Raced CX Saturday. Unfortunately crashed out...

Raced CX Saturday. Unfortunately crashed out when I got too smart for my talent. Drifted the rear wheel around a u-turn and unfortunately the rear got some traction half way through the corner and...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By 1242Vintage

Planning to continue commuting through December. ...

Planning to continue commuting through December. It never rains in California so no reason to let weather stop me from pedaling back and forth to work.
12-02-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,065
Posted By 1242Vintage

12/1 - 25 mile commute Goal for the month...

12/1 - 25 mile commute

Goal for the month 500 miles

Also this month shooting for 4 CX races to close out the season and some quality practice time on the full squish mountain bike to prep for...
11-30-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By 1242Vintage

Got off work late and commute home on the MUP was...

Got off work late and commute home on the MUP was dark, cold, and a little foggy . No other commuters or joggers out there. Put my ear buds in and enjoyed an hour of solitude. Was really good...
11-16-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By 1242Vintage

Added 45 miles to the total with yesterdays...

Added 45 miles to the total with yesterdays commute.

Almost taken out by a texting driver on the morning commute. Had my strobe light on the front and high visability clothing. None of that...
11-02-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By 1242Vintage

I like the products from Gore. Good quality but...

I like the products from Gore. Good quality but not inexpensive. Have a nice Gore jacket and gloves i bought a few years back. Definitely not cheap. But good quality gear rarely is.
11-02-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By 1242Vintage

11/1 - 24.9 mile commute 11/2 - 25 mile commute...

11/1 - 24.9 mile commute
11/2 - 25 mile commute
11/3 - 24.9 mile commute
11/4 - 25 mile commute
11/5 - 10 mile mountain bike ride
11/6 to 11/12 no cycling. Took my lovely bride (of 29 years)...
11-01-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Stats for the month; 462 miles , 35 hours , 8...

Stats for the month; 462 miles , 35 hours , 8 cross races. 0 visits to the podium

Also had my annual trip to the doc for a physical and all the numbers are looking good; Blood pressure, blood...
10-25-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By 1242Vintage

Same situation here. 52 yo. and been racing...

Same situation here. 52 yo. and been racing cross a few years. I just upgraded to a Spesh Crux Expert. Wow! What a difference from my old rig. Not a whole lot faster but a much smoother ride...
10-25-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Couple days of 40 mile roundtrip commuting and my...

Couple days of 40 mile roundtrip commuting and my mileage is up to 375 for the month.

Last of our Wednesday night CX races this week. Going to race with the fast guys in the second race of the...
10-24-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Business travel and some wet weather have kept me...

Business travel and some wet weather have kept me off the bike. 290 miles so far this month.

Raced CX on Sunday. Had one oh crap moment. Course went over a sandpile and I buried my front...
10-17-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,134
Posted By 1242Vintage

Sorry to hear of your frustrations. For...

Sorry to hear of your frustrations.

For what its worth my weight has fluctuated in the 200 to 220 range and I have ridden stock wheels that come with preconfigured bikes from major brands with no...
10-16-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

The best part of yesterdays race happened after. ...

The best part of yesterdays race happened after. Two very little kids were there with their Mom watching their Dad race in the race after me. Big brother, about 4 was ringing a cowbell, but...
10-15-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Raced CX today in a brutal windy day. Grass was...

Raced CX today in a brutal windy day. Grass was thick and would have been tough in calm conditions. Add in 30+ mph winds and was very rough day. Another middle of the pack finish.

Added 10...
10-12-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Commute miles are adding up. Attempted to...

Commute miles are adding up.

Attempted to draft off an e-bike yesterday on the way home. Held on for a mile or two. Just couldn't keep up the pace.

182 miles MTD.
10-11-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By 1242Vintage

Lots of great cyclocross action in California. ...

Lots of great cyclocross action in California. However lately we are calling it "drought cross" since everything is so dry. Many great Universities too, big and small with healthy cycling...
10-10-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Cyclocross racing triple header weekend. Raced...

Cyclocross racing triple header weekend. Raced twice on Saturday and one on Sunday. Was planning to race in Sunday afternoon but I knew at the end of the earlier race that my legs were cooked. ...
10-08-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

102 miles MTD. Racing CX this morning at 9...

102 miles MTD.

Racing CX this morning at 9 and another at 2 today. First time doing two in the same day. Repeating the same schedule Sunday. Gonna be dead tired Sunday night.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By 1242Vintage

Guy on a motorcycle yelled at me at an...

Guy on a motorcycle yelled at me at an intersection earlier this week. He was at the cross street and yelled what I thought was "Nice job Rick". I gave him a big cheesy smile and a wave as I...
10-05-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Another cross race in the books, third so far...

Another cross race in the books, third so far this month. Energy level was low all day, until my butt hit the saddle. Raced strong and kept the rubber side down.

In other news I have a Spesh...
10-03-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

MTD 15 miles. Just passed 5,000 miles for...

MTD 15 miles.

Just passed 5,000 miles for the year. Easy to do in No CA where we don't get rain or extreme cold. Just had the first rain at the house last night in over four months.
10-02-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

"Enjoyed" a thorough beat down racing cyclocross...

"Enjoyed" a thorough beat down racing cyclocross in Reno on Saturday. Just couldn't generate enough Clyde power to keep in the lead group. It's a doubleheader weekend and having a healthy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By 1242Vintage

Don't think there will be much discount...

Don't think there will be much discount (bargaining room) on the new 2017 S-Works Roubaix. It was specifically excluded from the discount program offered by Spesh to our amateur race team. ...
09-29-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

CX race last night. Tight and twisty race...

CX race last night. Tight and twisty race course. Focused on cornering skills and accelerating out of every turn. Expect I finished somewhere around 10 in a field of 40.

MTD 518 miles. 39...
09-28-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By 1242Vintage

I got thoroughly beat down in the last cross race...

I got thoroughly beat down in the last cross race of the year last December when I raced in the masters class. Since I was all by myself I took advantage of every beer handup opportunity and enjoyed...
09-26-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By 1242Vintage

I'm running my suspension at the 50 percent level...

I'm running my suspension at the 50 percent level typically. Raced on Saturday and there was a lung busting climb on a dirt road with plenty of loose dirt and rock. Had my 2.2 inch wide tires at...
09-26-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Raced CX on Saturday. Had a lousy start but made...

Raced CX on Saturday. Had a lousy start but made up positions through the race to land at 5th at the end. Happy with that result.

Had a very serious blunder on Sunday. Was in the garage...
09-23-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,299
Posted By 1242Vintage

Fast or slow as compared to the speed of others...

Fast or slow as compared to the speed of others only matters if you are pinning on a number and lining up for a race.

13 or 14 mph isn't slow. I have countless rides in that range.
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09-23-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Taking it easy last couple days on the commute. ...

Taking it easy last couple days on the commute. Hooked up with a couple guys from work and rode home together. Nice having a little conversation and a wheel to hang on to for the 25 mile ride.
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09-21-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By 1242Vintage

I have one of each; road bike, cyclocross,...

I have one of each; road bike, cyclocross, hardtail mountain, and full suspension. The hardtail mountain bike is the favorite these days. Use it for many of my M-F commutes and on the weekends out...
09-19-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By 1242Vintage

I'm a regular commuter and have my cross bike and...

I'm a regular commuter and have my cross bike and mountain bikes set up tubeless. I gravitate to either of these over my non tubeless road bike for commuting, especially in the Fall and Winter when...
09-18-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By 1242Vintage

My experience wasn't good using non-rated tires...

My experience wasn't good using non-rated tires tubeless. Could not get them to seal up. So upped the volume and pressure coming out of my air compressor and ended up blowing them off the rim. ...
09-18-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By 1242Vintage

Fall is pretty nice in No. California too for...

Fall is pretty nice in No. California too for gravel riding. Temps are nice, breeze is sweet, and starting to get some great fall colors.

Just came back from a quick overniter at Lake Tahoe. ...
09-18-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

CX race on Saturday with lots of off-camber...

CX race on Saturday with lots of off-camber stuff. I was taking some pretty sketchy lines and was working well for me until got a little too aggressive and ended up down on the ground, twice. ...
09-16-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

One of my typical commutes. Slight detour on...

One of my typical commutes. Slight detour on the way because of a brush fire.

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Forum: Commuting
09-15-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,922
Posted By 1242Vintage

Been a long time since I have been stung on my...

Been a long time since I have been stung on my commute, several years at least.

Couple months ago I rode right through a swarm of bees on my way home and escaped without getting stung. Didn't...
09-15-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

The right tire for your terrain and riding style...

The right tire for your terrain and riding style make a significant difference in ride comfort and performance. I commute and tend to run some pretty high mileage on my bikes so I get the opportunity...
09-15-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

CX race last night under the lights and perfect...

CX race last night under the lights and perfect conditions. Great race except for a very brief encounter with the ground when three of us tried to squeeze into a place only wide enough for one. ...
09-13-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,972
Posted By 1242Vintage

Not a monster cross bike, but I crammed some 40...

Not a monster cross bike, but I crammed some 40 mm Maxis Rambler tires on my cross rig and really loving the ride. Air volume is larger so I can take the tires down to a lower pressure. Grip is...
09-13-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Fifty miles is a long way on gravel. Nice! Love...

Fifty miles is a long way on gravel. Nice! Love riding gravel roads. Lots of levees between work and home with gravel maintenance roads on top that make for a real nice commute. The bonus is that...
09-12-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Nice tailwind pushing me for the 25 mile commute...

Nice tailwind pushing me for the 25 mile commute home. Loving this Fall weather.

MTD 250 miles
09-12-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By 1242Vintage

Nice job. Average speed of 15.6 mph is...

Nice job. Average speed of 15.6 mph is fantastic for a century.

Your nutrition on a century is very similar to how i approach a long ride. Usually eat real food until late in the ride when...
09-10-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Boring 42 mile roundtrip commute on Friday. Had...

Boring 42 mile roundtrip commute on Friday. Had to sit in an all day meeting on friday and I really needed the hour of exercise on each end of the workday to counteract 8 hours of sitting and...
09-08-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By 1242Vintage

A few times during cyclocross season I'll get...

A few times during cyclocross season I'll get that high. Happens after the heart rate maxes out for a while and usually my peripheral vision diminishes too. Last time it happened we were racing...
09-08-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Between warm up and race put 12 miles in last...

Between warm up and race put 12 miles in last night. Really fun start to the CX race season. Back to commuting for the rest of the week.
09-07-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

28 mile commute on Tuesday. No commuting...

28 mile commute on Tuesday.

No commuting today since CX race season starts tonight. Yeah! Let the good times ... and beer handups .... roll!

MTD 116 miles
09-06-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,124
Posted By 1242Vintage

Kicked up some dirt on Sunday on my hardtail...

Kicked up some dirt on Sunday on my hardtail 29er. A nice easy day.

MTD 88 miles.

Goal is 500 miles and 5 cyclocross races this month.
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