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05-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By marquhar

Sciatic pain is not on the side or top of the...

Sciatic pain is not on the side or top of the leg. This sounds like ITB, especially if the pain goes on the outside of the leg to the inner knee.
You can try using the foam roller on the side and...
05-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By marquhar

I have winged scapula with impingement on the...

I have winged scapula with impingement on the left. It has not improved for over 5 years, so I try to avoid the impingement.
I get relief by dump bells, pullups, pushups, and foam rolling.

The...
03-15-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By marquhar

Many of the details of the path on the bridge...

Many of the details of the path on the bridge were proposed by Mark Bixby. He passed away in a plane crash in 2011. First time I rode the NYR Day bunch ride in 2010 he was leading the ride. With...
12-02-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By marquhar

Karl, you are correct, the west side of the...

Karl,
you are correct, the west side of the river is not the SGRT. I'm interested in the service road at the top of the levy where I have seen joggers enter at College Park Drive, then exit at...
11-19-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By marquhar

This problem is complicated, but well known, ...

This problem is complicated, but well known,
Since 1998 all refined grains & flour have added folic acid (FA), by law. It has to do with neural tube defects. However, FA is not folate and is not...
11-12-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By marquhar

roadside handymen, spills, and punctures

Check my posting history and you will see I have had compete tire failure in some distant places because of handymen working off the back of their vehicles and spilling nails, screws, or razor...
11-12-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By marquhar

SGRT west gate access at Atherton in LB and latest LB Mobility Coordinator

Hello,

There is a gate that seems to access the west side of SGRT at Atherton, past the 405 overpass. It was locked on Veterans Day, 2020.

I emailed the mobility coordinator for LB about this...
10-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By marquhar

closures and pre-election drama off the SGRT

Hello,

Sunday Oct 18, POTUS will travel to Lido Island, Newport Beach. No doubt Secret Service is already
thick in the area checking parking and maybe bike paths too.

Careful riding in this...
10-04-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,025
Posted By marquhar

new group loitering on lower SGRT running a cell phone app

this is an RFC, so has anyone else noticed this?

new riders loitering around entry/exits, mostly women on walmart style bikes. Don't seem interested in riding or meeting other riders in order to...
09-16-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,025
Posted By marquhar

PSA: small sink hole, northbound trailside, north...

PSA: small sink hole, northbound trailside, north of 405 overpass.

In the last couple of months this hole has grown enough to hurt a rider. As of yesterday it is 18" diameter and 6" deep. Its only...
09-02-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By marquhar

TMT, I started using Bushard, accessed via...

TMT,

I started using Bushard, accessed via PCH(s)/Seapoint/Garfield, to skip over the Main Street HB area, especially during the Surfing Contest. I would usually turn around at the Medusa Salon or...
05-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,668
Posted By marquhar

On your way back, stop in Oceanside at Frazier...

On your way back, stop in Oceanside at Frazier Farms market. I've never seen such fresh produce. They have an amazing deli too.

The store is very close to the freeway exit.
05-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By marquhar

ToLB lost rider

Very lost rider in Tour of Long Beach:

I'm out on a solo run, not riding.
Yesterday, around 11:30 out on CCRT near Willow, I'm asked for directions by a solo female rider. I'm running north but...
04-29-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By marquhar

AFAIK, this is an open event, requiring no...

AFAIK, this is an open event, requiring no qualifying marathon time to enter.

This means you will have a huge fraction of runners with >5 hour finish times. No self respecting athlete will ever...
04-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By marquhar

TMT, I've never tried the bus, but Metrolink...

TMT,

I've never tried the bus, but Metrolink is very cycling friendly.

I caught the 8XX train from Orange station and exited at Oceanside. From there, start many rides inland or simply come...
01-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,560
Posted By marquhar

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1024/pch_near_sb_blvd_north_18e59dfe14c5575899145a52e8e0e55b64c8529b.png
this is from maps.google.com streetview, just past the Weapons...
11-06-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By marquhar

Alicia Parkway has a wide open bike lane and is...

Alicia Parkway has a wide open bike lane and is normally a safe ride.
My contacts in MV report heavy fog over the weekend.

The main trouble with this ride are the vast, huge intersections.
The...
10-24-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By marquhar

Got a private airshow from the perimeter of the...

Got a private airshow from the perimeter of the National Guard air base.
Heard a commotion monday morning at JFTB, where the Thunderbirds parked after the airshow.
Went out on my patio and saw 5 of...
06-04-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 34,133
Posted By marquhar

Even with 3-4" drop, and a 59 cm frame, I've been...

Even with 3-4" drop, and a 59 cm frame, I've been doing this:
stand the bike vertical with the front tire above the rear, where the tip of the saddle will clear at least 7" lower than saddle height...
05-05-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,145
Posted By marquhar

E-Bikes on SGRT riding up to El Dorado from...

E-Bikes on SGRT

riding up to El Dorado from College_Park_Ave_Bridge/Edison_Park/Nursery/Seal_Beach I saw a fat tire bike 1/4 mile ahead.
Thinking that I should easily catch him at my usual pace,...
03-23-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By marquhar

TmT, you will see several A level riders...

TmT,

you will see several A level riders from Lightning Velo and Velo Allegro doing Cat 4-5 or Masters.

The day I tried the Cat 4-5 there were some college competitive team riders (maybe...
02-27-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By marquhar

riding in those conditions you will memorize the...

riding in those conditions you will memorize the color of the LaCo Helio Medivac and at County USC they will know your first name as you come in.
02-20-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,711
Posted By marquhar

As TH mentions, there is the occasional modified...

As TH mentions, there is the occasional modified Civic (S2k) racing in the area. In general, use your ears wisely and avoid headphones. If you hear an engine at high RPM, consider yielding the whole...
02-03-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 70,416
Posted By marquhar

T-m-T, to get back to El Dorado Park area,...

T-m-T,

to get back to El Dorado Park area, take North (of underpass) side exit for GG Blvd, and go west.

At Lewis, go right, then over the GG/22 Freeway. At bottom of the hill, go left on...
02-03-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,444
Posted By marquhar

If you're lucky and the wire has broken close to...

If you're lucky and the wire has broken close to the bottom knot, repair is possible. I did it.

The buckle works as long as the wire is intact above it. My wire broke about 5/8" from the bottom.
...
01-26-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,444
Posted By marquhar

self-reply: the replacement part has a pin...

self-reply:

the replacement part has a pin in the red cover, when removed there is then an upper and lower part. They go above and below the white base layer, which is part of the shoe.

I still...
01-26-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,444
Posted By marquhar

Repair Sidi Ergo2 Techno2 wire buckle

Sidi Tecno 2 Replacement Buckle Red/Black | Bikewagon.com (http://www.bikewagon.com/sidi-tecno-2-replacement-buckle-red-black?CAWELAID=400006350000371964)

I have an 8 years old pair of sidi Ergo2...
01-11-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By marquhar

unkink your ride on bloomfield

unkink your ride on bloomfield

https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2018/01/10/norwalk-drivers-the-5-freeway-is-no-longer-in-your-way-on-bloomfield-avenue/

anyone happen to ride this or see it in...
11-25-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,145
Posted By marquhar

What about Colima and Turnbull?

guys,

Looking for ride reports.

anyone have any nice things to say about Whittier-La_habra_heights hill country? Is Colima anything more than a flat-puncture festival lately?

Since they...
09-15-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By marquhar

Is ghost month over yet? You know that wheel...

Is ghost month over yet? You know that wheel could have been an offering for the ancestors that are let out of the graveyard during this period.

One major warning is "never disturb any offering...
09-14-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By marquhar

any folding spare tires in your kit? I've been...

any folding spare tires in your kit? I've been stranded by screws and razor blades in very nice neighborhoods. Any ride over 40 miles I bring a spare folding tire.
09-08-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By marquhar

Going west to the SGRT from Chapman University: ...

Going west to the SGRT from Chapman University:

Starting on Walnut, go west. This turns into Orangewood as you go into Anaheim, but continue with it.

You will pass under 2 freeways, the 57 and...
08-24-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By marquhar

Is this just experimental or is it permanent? ...

Is this just experimental or is it permanent?

They have already done one round of repairs, removing about 40 buoys, taking them in to fix, then bringing them back and reinstalling. It seems they...
08-24-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By marquhar

I rode Stubdebaker Wednesday and there was some...

I rode Stubdebaker Wednesday and there was some glass and heavy twigs in the southbound protected bike lane. Most likely this will be cleaned by Friday, something I couldn't say 6 months ago.

I've...
08-23-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By marquhar

Good news about riding in East Long Beach

Improvements on Studebaker
Since this is parallel to the SGRT, I ride this often. You may have noticed last spring they were not sweeping inside the green bike buoys. No more as sweeping is done...
07-17-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By marquhar

Hey Boss, Nice Mystical Date: ...

Hey Boss, Nice Mystical Date:
http://bikinginla.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Coyote-Creek-Grand-Re-Opening.jpg

this re-opening ceremony is tonight. Notice they want you to park at the Middle...
05-30-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By marquhar

Lets use numerology to predict the finish date...

Lets use numerology to predict the finish date for CCRT repave

The fliers stapled to the trail gates said that construction would last one month or more. Since they started around 5-20-17 (50 day...
05-22-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By marquhar

This was tweeted out on Mar 28, 2017, <deleted...

This was tweeted out on Mar 28, 2017,
<deleted BikeLongBeach tweet>
https://twitter.com/BikeLongBeach/status/847529920280502272

It was supposed to start on Mar 28 and last for a month, but April...
05-04-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By marquhar

You might checkout using the metro train from...

You might checkout using the metro train from Irvine to Glendale if you plan a same-day roundtrip.

Or catch the LB Blueline that will allow you to skip the District/Downtown part and exit at...
04-21-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By marquhar

Progress report on CCRT Repave in LosAl I've...

Progress report on CCRT Repave in LosAl
I've been out there getting a look while running, on the bike, and in the car and nothing has been done. The construction window is almost over, ending on Apr...
04-09-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By marquhar

Why not try Coach BikeFo? Here is a...

Why not try Coach BikeFo?
Here is a challenging circuit, suitable to repeat, with some moderate climbs:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2593821

Ride it 2 times (medium intensity) at first,...
04-05-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By marquhar

News about bike projects in LB: 2016...

News about bike projects in LB:
2016 Infrastructure-In-Review | Bike Long Beach (http://www.bikelongbeach.org/2016-infrastructure-in-review/)

Bike Commuting to LB State via SGRT
There is...
03-25-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By marquhar

Construction notice on CCRT Here we are 2.5...

Construction notice on CCRT

Here we are 2.5 years later and the OCTA promise to pave the OC section of the CCRT is still not realized.

But wait, there is a notice attached to the trail entrance...
02-28-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,374
Posted By marquhar

NoF - neck of femur I had 3 titanium screws to...

NoF - neck of femur
I had 3 titanium screws to repair a fx left NoF. Not really the same as you, but I was warned that necrosis could set in within 2-3 years if circulation around the NoF failed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,071
Posted By marquhar

Should I say something in the following case? ...

Should I say something in the following case?

When riding on or near MUPS, I've started to notice riders paused as if they are
waiting for someone. So it appears they are in fact waiting for me...
11-14-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,025
Posted By marquhar

Possible alternative approach: SC=Santiago...

Possible alternative approach:

SC=Santiago Canyon

You live in Lake Forest? if so, think about this.

Get up to the SCR, pass the SC College, then back into Villa Park, now go north towards...
11-05-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,144
Posted By marquhar

In this area you will encounter Bike Clubs like...

In this area you will encounter Bike Clubs like Canyon Velo, or even Viet Velo (guys are fast). Too bad they have to ride the SART, but going N-S there isn't much choice for streets.

I don't think...
10-22-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By marquhar

Similar thing happened in Irvine in 2007 on the...

Similar thing happened in Irvine in 2007 on the San Diego Creek trail behind Bethel Church:
Woman dies after being hit by bicycle - The Orange County Register...
10-03-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,343
Posted By marquhar

The Honda guy is borderline harassment, with the...

The Honda guy is borderline harassment, with the door open in center of lane. Maybe a pretty good ticket/fine.
Did he make an aggressive pass to get ahead of you before stopping to get the photo?
...
10-02-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,343
Posted By marquhar

@lyrictenor1...

@lyrictenor1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=350541)

the guy in the Honda is getting the photo as you are moving away? (since you are on left side of road).

Descending Turnbull into...
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