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09-16-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By localroutes

Find a place in the Marina district and its 8-10...

Find a place in the Marina district and its 8-10 minutes to the bridge and another 20 to Mill Valley where the climbing commences.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,212
Posted By localroutes

Yes, weight definitely is a major factor in...

Yes, weight definitely is a major factor in climbing. The best climbers will usually be in the 130-150 lb category, but all is not lost. I assume it would be very difficult to go from 230 down to...
Forum: Touring
08-28-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,089
Posted By localroutes

I've started a website called thelocalsroute.com,...

I've started a website called thelocalsroute.com, at which eventually you will be able to hook up with a local rider and he can show you the best rides that an area can offer. I found it difficult,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,991
Posted By localroutes

Separated my left shoulder twice in bike related...

Separated my left shoulder twice in bike related accidents. The first time I went the full xray route, was told to wear a sling for a month or two, etc. Wore the sling for a day, couldn't stand it....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,731
Posted By localroutes

Roadies are into their zones and can be totally...

Roadies are into their zones and can be totally focused on their training. Also they may be towards the end of their ride and just may be to tired to acknowledge. I've started a website at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,212
Posted By localroutes

The weather in the SF Bay Area is almost always...

The weather in the SF Bay Area is almost always good riding weather. Ranging from overcast cool(58 degrees)to sunny and warm(78 degrees). Plus you can't beat the sights. Come take a ride for free...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By localroutes

Depending on terrain it sounds as though your...

Depending on terrain it sounds as though your average speed is not bad. The hillier the course the lower the speed. The compact crank set should have enough gear ratio to allow you to go as fast as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By localroutes

It took about 6-9 months of regular riding to get...

It took about 6-9 months of regular riding to get the body ready for an extended effort like a century. Some advice to help along the way. If you're not already doing it, learn how to draft. It...
08-20-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 117,654
Posted By localroutes

hey Chris and all riders out there in norcal and...

hey Chris and all riders out there in norcal and anybody coming from afar who would like to hook up for a great sf bay area ride. Check out thelocalsroute.com and meet up with a guide that will take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,111
Posted By localroutes

Riders don't draft behind riders who are not...

Riders don't draft behind riders who are not worth drafting behind. Consider it a compliment, but by all means if he is back there for a while ask him to take a pull.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,906
Posted By localroutes

I've been riding on the road for ~ 30 years,...

I've been riding on the road for ~ 30 years, starting with centuries and doubles and then graduating to racing age group races. Once I had improved to a level at which I felt I was one of the better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By localroutes

Thanks for the feedback. Just starting to get...

Thanks for the feedback. Just starting to get the idea off the ground and I'm sure we'll be doing some major tweaking of the site as we go. If your back up in the bay, let me know and I'll get you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By localroutes

Definitely. You are going to sweat like a...

Definitely. You are going to sweat like a monster on that trainer and the bike will get thrashed. No sense putting a road worthy bike through that kind of torture. Just make sure your position on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,890
Posted By localroutes

SF bay area has a great variety of riding...

SF bay area has a great variety of riding terrains, with the best rides being those that get you to the roads overlooking the coast. In Marin county, any road that takes you Mt. Tam is great. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,769
Posted By localroutes

Low cadence works fine, but you do have to push a...

Low cadence works fine, but you do have to push a pretty significant gear to get to your desired speed. I found that it was best to build power by churning uphill in a tough gear(on my road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By localroutes

Riding 18 mph solo is most likely equivalent to...

Riding 18 mph solo is most likely equivalent to riding 21-22 mph in a group. There has to be a comfort level established so you can be in a tightly formed group and take full advantage of the draft...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By localroutes

This should work in any area. Go to the website...

This should work in any area. Go to the website thelocalsroute.com, submit some contact info and we'll get you signed up as one of our guides. I'd love to see this spread as far and wide as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By localroutes

Thanks. Looking forward to meeting new riders...

Thanks. Looking forward to meeting new riders with new stories and sharing same.
Jon
08-10-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By localroutes

Good race strategy when you know a climb is going...

Good race strategy when you know a climb is going to be the difficulty is to stay front 20% of pack on the flats(do not attack, do no work)and try and work toward the front at the beginning of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By localroutes

coming to the sf bay area to visit and get a bike ride in with a local

I started a website call thelocalsroute.com where people from out of town or people new to the area, for no charge, can hook up with a local rider(we call them guides) to go on that local route we...
08-07-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By localroutes

Nice route, but like any new ride, easy to get...

Nice route, but like any new ride, easy to get lost, as if you ride the local route there are many turns that must be taken. Try thelocalsroute.com to ride along with a local rider for free.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,350
Posted By localroutes

Best to ride with somebody of greater skill and...

Best to ride with somebody of greater skill and let them pace you. No better way of getting stronger, faster then having a real rider push you to achieve.
08-06-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,478
Posted By localroutes

The bike world certainly has its' level of...

The bike world certainly has its' level of perceived hierarchy. Personally, I have traveled through all the levels, from newbie to century rider to age group racer. At each step along the way I...
08-01-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By localroutes

Connecting with the bay area bike community

I have been a Bay Area resident for 25 years and have done every kind of biking from tennis shoe, cut off shorts to centuries to racing. I love to ride bikes, and i really enjoy taking the bike on...
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