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10-20-20, 10:42 AM
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Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks, looks great!

Thanks, looks great!
10-17-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By 3949dxer

Ideas for a west Marin ride?

My wife and I are older road bikers from So Cal, visiting Marin. I grew up here and rode bikes all over the place as a kid, but haven't cycled here much as an adult. We brought our bikes and I'm...
07-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By 3949dxer

Has anyone caught covid19 while cycling?

As this goes on, it increasingly looks to me like indoor activities are more risky than first thought, and outdoor activities are less risky. The data is elusive though and it's hard to know how...
10-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,273
Posted By 3949dxer

Nate Loyal does excellent work, good guy....

Nate Loyal does excellent work, good guy. https://www.loyalcoaching.com/
06-29-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,445
Posted By 3949dxer

Around Bangkok, where I cycle once in a while,...

Around Bangkok, where I cycle once in a while, every ride is flat as a pancake and the only climbing you'll ever do is the occasional overpass. I guess the same must be true of New Orleans (which is...
06-01-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,250
Posted By 3949dxer

I and two cycling friends independently...

I and two cycling friends independently discovered that Evian 1 liter bottles are perfect for cycling. They are strong and thick and the material has a good amount of friction so it's secure in a...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By 3949dxer

Questions about Roads in the Deep South, for Coast to Coast Southern Tier Route

I’m seriously considering a coast to coast ride from the L.A. area to Jacksonville.

I began by studying temperatures, winds, and rainfall at 12 points along the way to choose a time of year to...
05-13-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks a lot for the suggestions. Sounds like...

Thanks a lot for the suggestions. Sounds like everybody agrees that Marin is not the way to go, though I would have enjoyed passing through there. BART to Antioch or the ferry to Vallejo seem like...
05-12-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By 3949dxer

Nice route from Marin to Sacramento?

I'm thinking of cycling from San Francisco to Sac'to in June, via Marin. The SF-Marin part is easy but can anyone offer suggestions for the rest of the route? I grew up in the Bay Area and remember...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,719
Views: 462,153
Posted By 3949dxer

Yes, fantastic ride. I and my wife (riding ahead...

Yes, fantastic ride. I and my wife (riding ahead in the photo) left Furnace Creek before dawn with the bikes in the back of the car, then unloaded and started pedaling up the hill just as the sky...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,719
Views: 462,153
Posted By 3949dxer

Northern Thailand

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09-01-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks for the reply. Actually my cardio gave me...

Thanks for the reply. Actually my cardio gave me a stress test about 2 weeks ago when she changed the meds. She said everything looked great.

I've noticed similar patterns as you when exercising,...
09-01-18, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By 3949dxer

Symptoms of low blood pressure while climbing?

I'm not quite sure how to phrase and ask this but will try my best. Please note: I'm not looking for medical advice -- I mainly want to know of others have experienced something similar.

I'm 65...
07-12-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,953
Posted By 3949dxer

Overweight, stressed, bored, unsatisfied.

Overweight, stressed, bored, unsatisfied.
07-12-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By 3949dxer

We did the Pendleton route because we needed the...

We did the Pendleton route because we needed the extra miles to make 100...and it seemed more pleasant than riding the 5, though I've ridden freeways before and didn't mind it much.

Actually the...
06-18-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By 3949dxer

Great, thanks a lot, gentlemen. That's a big...

Great, thanks a lot, gentlemen. That's a big help.

I ride along the coast fairly often and yes, most of the time the wind is at your back when riding south, but sometimes it's "backwards"....
06-18-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By 3949dxer

Seek Strava link or climb profile for Irvine - San Diego ride

My brother and I are planning a century ride from Huntington Beach to San Diego. I tried to find a Strava activity link for that ride to scope out the climbs etc. but no success. (Surprising, because...
05-12-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By 3949dxer

wgscott, thanks for the suggestion, which we took...

wgscott, thanks for the suggestion, which we took you up on. My wife was having some knee problems and I have a monster ride tomorrow so we weren't very ambitious but we rode Smith Grade out and...
05-10-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks, and well, maybe we just need to to a...

Thanks, and well, maybe we just need to to a climb then. I'm doing a 5k climb on Sunday, and she's probably ok with some climbing tomorrow. I guess I was trying to keep it simple because I have a...
05-10-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By 3949dxer

Rear view mirror might have prevented this?

Rear view mirror might have prevented this?
05-10-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By 3949dxer

Santa Cruz area - Redwood Trees route?

My wife and I are up in Santa Cruz for a two days and I was thinking that we've ridden through all sorts of terrain in California - except a redwood forest. Seems like that would be a pleasant...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 47,558
Posted By 3949dxer

Do others here get weird glitches when uploading...

Do others here get weird glitches when uploading photos? I sure do. Sometimes I try to upload 5 or 5 photos, go through the steps, then find that only 2, or maybe none, actually appear. Sometimes I...
04-10-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By 3949dxer

Happy to report that the problem is finally...

Happy to report that the problem is finally fixed. It turned out to be the freehub. Thanks for the comments here, which helped to point me in the right direction.
04-10-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3949dxer

My wife and I have been frequent visitors to...

My wife and I have been frequent visitors to Death Valley and just came back. This time we brought our road bikes and did a couple of rides. On the way in I rode from Panamint Valley to Stove Pipe...
03-18-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By 3949dxer

Rode the Maraton route with my wife, easy peasy....

Rode the Maraton route with my wife, easy peasy. We started at about 5:30 and were in Santa Monica a couple hours later. Plenty of police and parking enforcement vehicles along the way so not totally...
03-03-18, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks for the replies. The bike is about 7...

Thanks for the replies. The bike is about 7 months old and only has about 2000 miles on it. But as I said, the problem happened almost from the day I got it. It seems to happen more strongly and is...
Forum: Southeast
03-02-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By 3949dxer

Thanks. I've been visiting the Keys for about 30...

Thanks. I've been visiting the Keys for about 30 years but never biked it before. When I was down there last year I noticed a lot of new bike trails and it got me thinking that biking the Keys could...
Forum: Southeast
03-02-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By 3949dxer

When to tour the Florida Keys

What's the best time of year to tour the Florida Keys, weather wise? I'd like to avoid rain and strong winds and the hottest muggiest period , but I know the weather can be quite variable down there....
03-02-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By 3949dxer

Weird problem with new road bike - chain issue?

I got a Specialized Roubaix Sport last summer and love it. But from almost the first ride I’ve had a weird problem where the chain seems to make a somewhat violent snap or pop. It is very brief and...
03-01-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,732
Posted By 3949dxer

I have a Revelate frame pack and really like it,...

I have a Revelate frame pack and really like it, but sometimes it rubs and often it feels a little too close. Ive found that fastening all the straps very tightly kind of stretches it out though,...
03-01-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,798
Posted By 3949dxer

I've had cramping problems on and off for years....

I've had cramping problems on and off for years. I've gotten them in my calves doing long rides, and sometimes in my feet and thighs.

I've gotten cramps in my hands and other random parts of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,426
Posted By 3949dxer

Here in the U.S. they always seem grossly...

Here in the U.S. they always seem grossly overpriced to me. The markup must be fabulous.

My wife is Thai and we go there often -- in Thailand I find great quality bike jerseys for $3 or $4 so have...
12-04-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By 3949dxer

I've visited Death Valley many times and have...

I've visited Death Valley many times and have often thought that under the right circumstances, cycling there could be excellent. Timing and preparation would be key, obviously.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 231,474
Posted By 3949dxer

My Roubaix, purchased a few months ago after my...

My Roubaix, purchased a few months ago after my Allez Sport was stolen. When I ordered it the wife had misgivings about the coloring, but I love it. I think it’s extra visible from a distance and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,731
Posted By 3949dxer

I keep my phone in my pocket because I have a GPS...

I keep my phone in my pocket because I have a GPS on the handlebars and I want my phone to be already on me (read: secure) when I dismount.
10-19-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,874
Posted By 3949dxer

I'm 64. For some reason it took me a few years to...

I'm 64. For some reason it took me a few years to get comfortable standing but now I do it more and more, and enjoy the feeling of powering up the hills. On my old bike (stolen a few months ago, now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 231,474
Posted By 3949dxer

On Monday I ordered a Roubaix Sport (orange/red)...

On Monday I ordered a Roubaix Sport (orange/red) for myself and a Ruby Sport for my wife. Since the 2018's are out now I had been thinking to look for discounted 2017's. But then I learned that on...
09-02-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 23,103
Posted By 3949dxer

Ugh, I don't want any sugary drinks when riding...

Ugh, I don't want any sugary drinks when riding or ever, really. Plain water for me, icy if possible unless it's really cold out.
09-02-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,956
Posted By 3949dxer

I'm 64 and have had high BP for about 6 years....

I'm 64 and have had high BP for about 6 years. Currently I'm on Valsartan and Amlopipine. Typical numbers now are 115/70 but if I ride for a few hours it'll be almost 10 points lower right after,...
09-01-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By 3949dxer

To the OP, an emphatic yes. After trying and...

To the OP, an emphatic yes. After trying and hating a couple of bike GPS's I started wishing I had a bike GPS just like my car GPS and then figured, well why not just adapt one. So that's what I...
08-27-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By 3949dxer

Me too and it was fantastic. I rode in the Fall...

Me too and it was fantastic. I rode in the Fall and started early in the mornings when traffic was light. No problem at all. But for now this is a moot point because as explained above, the coast...
08-06-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,833
Posted By 3949dxer

Hypothetical question about downhill speed

I’ve run this question by many clever cyclists but no one seems sure.

Suppose a 100 lb. cyclist and a 200 lb. cyclist are at the top of the hill, on identical bikes. They begin coasting down. Does...
07-18-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,031
Posted By 3949dxer

It's caused by electromagnetic interference from...

It's caused by electromagnetic interference from the high frequency switching circuitry in the light. (An old fashioned DC flashlight wouldn't do that.)

My brother had that problem, I gave him a...
07-18-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,100
Posted By 3949dxer

Noddy, you and I seem to see this about the same...

Noddy, you and I seem to see this about the same way.

Someone commented earlier that car drivers break and flout laws all the time, so how are cyclists any different? That got me thinking and I'm...
07-18-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,100
Posted By 3949dxer

I remember a thread on this forum a while back...

I remember a thread on this forum a while back titled "Cyclists are Pouty" or something like that. I kinda think it's true. Three experiences come to mind:

A year or two ago I was driving to my...
07-17-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,384
Posted By 3949dxer

I wear glasses and had that exact problem. I...

I wear glasses and had that exact problem. I added a Richey extension on my drop bars to life them up about 2.5", and also rotated then upward a little bit. That combination was a perfect solution...
07-09-17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,784
Posted By 3949dxer

I ride in hot weather a lot, in L.A. and also in...

I ride in hot weather a lot, in L.A. and also in Thailand. Always a light porous jersey and cycling shorts, then usually regular shorts over the cycling ones. That's because I like having pockets and...
06-05-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,004
Posted By 3949dxer

Wife and I have ridden the Surfliner dozens of...

Wife and I have ridden the Surfliner dozens of times. You MUST reserve a bike spot along with your seat reservation. (Once saw a group of riders that sneaked their bikes into the bike rack area...
05-30-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,284
Posted By 3949dxer

I always use a mirror and can’t imagine riding...

I always use a mirror and can’t imagine riding without one, any more than I’d drive a car without one. I glance at it several times a minute and feel sure it gives me a better idea of what’s behind...
05-29-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,723
Posted By 3949dxer

Nacimiento Ferguson Road (an old favorite of...

Nacimiento Ferguson Road (an old favorite of mine) is currently open but it was closed a little while back owing to a slide and that could happen again, so one needs to keep checking. It's very...
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