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02-27-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By DG Going Uphill

Thanks.

Thanks.
02-26-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By DG Going Uphill

How does one learn about those group rides?

How does one learn about those group rides?
02-26-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I have my eye on the La Ruta Loca Randonnee. It...

I have my eye on the La Ruta Loca Randonnee. It will be a way to prove to myself that I am finally back from my knee injury 18 months ago. I can handle about a third of it at the moment, but there...
11-28-13, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Got a mountain bike and then tore my knee to...

Got a mountain bike and then tore my knee to shreds (not on the mountain bike), which cost me almost a year off the bike, which kept me from here. Building my way back up. Selling the mountain bike...
06-05-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,288
Posted By DG Going Uphill

For hard to fill RX, can't beat Rudy. They have...

For hard to fill RX, can't beat Rudy. They have lots of options and last forever, which matters if your RX drives up the cost of the lenses. I've also found them super comfortable and secure.
06-05-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,189
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Go with Steeleman's route. It's been pretty windy...

Go with Steeleman's route. It's been pretty windy lately and you'd be dead against it the whole way if you took the coastal route.
06-05-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,189
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I've done it. It's pretty easy to figure out if...

I've done it. It's pretty easy to figure out if you have the Marin Bike Map (http://www.marinbike.org/Map/Index.shtml). On road, over the bridge, through Sausalito, on to Fairfax, out to Olema. Off...
05-30-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By DG Going Uphill

The southern approach is a lot nicer now, but...

The southern approach is a lot nicer now, but they forgot to put back the water fountain! I swear, GGNR wants us all to die of dehydration -- no water on or near most trails and now not even at the...
Forum: Touring
05-30-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,205
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I used to use a Tubus Fly on my cyclocross bike...

I used to use a Tubus Fly on my cyclocross bike with a pair of small panniers. The rack is super light and stable. No mounts on my current bike so I'm going the Revelate route.
05-27-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Most CA employers have some sort of transit plan,...

Most CA employers have some sort of transit plan, either covering some of the cost or at least allowing you to buy the pass pre-tax, so ask your employer.
05-15-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Rescue Tape.

Rescue Tape.
05-12-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,372
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Standover does matter for short folks on 29ers,...

Standover does matter for short folks on 29ers, because you actually have to be able to straddle the thing! I just went through the 29er selection process and found for the first time that standover...
05-11-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By DG Going Uphill

A little dirt, gravel and wood (a bridge), but...

A little dirt, gravel and wood (a bridge), but totally doable on a road bike as long as you check your speed on the downhill. It's a nice ride.
05-10-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Transit to trails from SF

Hi All,

Just replaced the cyclocross bike with a rigid 29er and looking for more trails to ride. I don't have a car and have a pretty good handle on the Marin trails I can get to without too much...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I have the Keen Austins and the Merrell World...

I have the Keen Austins and the Merrell World Ramblers -- the Merrell's in black are much more versatile, dress code-wise, and less outdoorsy looking.
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Stick to the weight limit. On my Pacific tour, I...

Stick to the weight limit. On my Pacific tour, I ran into a few folks who had to have them re-welded during their trip. All had exceeded the weight rec.s, but not by a lot. Also, all were rigid,...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I commute often in the Merrell World Rambler....

I commute often in the Merrell World Rambler. They come in a few colors and leather styles. What makes them great is the flat sole that mates perfectly to my pinned flat pedals. They are not cycling...
04-26-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,583
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Done it in the other direction and it wasn't...

Done it in the other direction and it wasn't dangerous at all. Winds could be a big problem for you, though they invert every few years. If inverted when you do it, you'll still have headwinds, but...
Forum: Touring
04-23-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,256
Posted By DG Going Uphill

The saying in the San Francisco Bay Area is,...

The saying in the San Francisco Bay Area is, "When the kids go back to school, summer starts!" It's pretty reliable timing. That said, I did Canada to SF in late August and the traffic wasn't a...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I picked up the Lezyne SuperDrive a month ago and...

I picked up the Lezyne SuperDrive a month ago and it has far exceeded my expectations. I haven't really had a need for the high beam which is very bright and well focused, so the middle of the line...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-12, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By DG Going Uphill

+1 MissionWorkshop

+1 MissionWorkshop
02-14-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Consider a cyclocross bike, especially now that...

Consider a cyclocross bike, especially now that SRAM has hydraulic road brake levers coming this summer.
02-02-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't look at that...

Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't look at that site for a while. I guess I have something to train for now!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,078
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Randi Jo Cycling hats (one cotton/hemp, one...

Randi Jo Cycling hats (one cotton/hemp, one wool). Perfect fit, perfect brim (sun coverage but still able to see), fits great under the helmet, looks great off the bike. Out of all the things that...
01-30-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I've been jealous of the folks in the midwest...

I've been jealous of the folks in the midwest enjoying these types of events. It's a little odd that we can't string together something similar here with all the trails, but suitable spans seem to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I used to have the same issue. Now, when I go to...

I used to have the same issue. Now, when I go to try glasses, I check that I do not read under them and at the same time do not see over them in bicycle position (I pantomime in the store, which is...
01-07-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Be very attentive for turning cars. The straight...

Be very attentive for turning cars. The straight aheads mixed with wide bike lanes puts the drivers in an autopilot mode and they really don't seem in to see bikes. I and others I know have had auto...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By DG Going Uphill

That makes me think your seat is too high. You...

That makes me think your seat is too high. You hips should not move up or down while you pedal.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I wonder if your saddle is too wide or not level....

I wonder if your saddle is too wide or not level. My pockets do not contact the saddle at all when I ride, and I'm pretty short (I'm figuring it would be even less on a taller person). Also, that...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By DG Going Uphill

My last bike came with a WTB Valcon Team saddle...

My last bike came with a WTB Valcon Team saddle and it was the first time I experienced serious wear on my jeans. That saddle really focused my weight right on the points of my sit bones, which seems...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-11, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I test rode both and went with the Dr. Fine. It's...

I test rode both and went with the Dr. Fine. It's significantly lighter, the dropouts are a huge degree better in terms of quality and use, the fork is nicer, the rims are better, big difference in...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Wow, that's a steal at both places. I have the...

Wow, that's a steal at both places. I have the 2011 and it looks like the only change for 2012 is the color. I got a similar kind of deal a couple of years ago on my Marin cross bike: The graphics on...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By DG Going Uphill

My brother in-law got one because it is a great...

My brother in-law got one because it is a great way to haul the kids and run errands without being so big that it's not allowed on trains and bus racks.
11-22-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Could be OK. The weather service hasn't weighed...

Could be OK. The weather service hasn't weighed in on whether or not it is going to be more wet or dry this winter (it's been wetter than usual so far but that is supposedly not a predictor for the...
11-20-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,891
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Out of all the SF bag makers (actually, out of...

Out of all the SF bag makers (actually, out of all bike-focused bag makers, and I've tried just about all of them), I think MissionWorkshop is the most thought out, most waterproof and most sturdy....
Forum: Commuting
11-20-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By DG Going Uphill

The highest temp.s I got to ride in that I was...

The highest temp.s I got to ride in that I was referring to was around -14 F (-26 C), often colder. Maybe you just need a little colder weather :)
11-17-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,064
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I am total bike nerd! While the roads make me...

I am total bike nerd! While the roads make me jealous, the thing that caught my attention was the barely noticeable 35+ year old Cannondale handlebar bag. I had one of those, along with Cannondale...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By DG Going Uphill

When I lived in MN I had to use friction shifting...

When I lived in MN I had to use friction shifting in the winter because I stored the bike inside. When I went outside the cables would shrink enough to mess up the shifting. If I stored the bike...
11-07-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By DG Going Uphill

There are warnings about delays, but I haven't...

There are warnings about delays, but I haven't experienced any.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,176
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Flashers are a catch 22: It's really hard to...

Flashers are a catch 22: It's really hard to judge how far away a flashing light is, which means drivers may think you are farther away than you are. But, solid lights are easy to ignore/not notice....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,596
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Can't beat MissionWorkshop. They now have a few...

Can't beat MissionWorkshop. They now have a few styles and many sizes to cover the bases. I have two and are among the very few things I own that don't leave me looking for a slightly more refined or...
10-15-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,920
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Have used the Rando Hypers in 32 and 35. I think...

Have used the Rando Hypers in 32 and 35. I think you will want the 32s since you want to do road centuries. The 35s are a little more comfortable and stable off road, but it's not a huge difference.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,868
Posted By DG Going Uphill

On a perfectly smooth service, yes, but most of...

On a perfectly smooth service, yes, but most of us don't have those. Steely Dan seems to live in such a wonderful place, so if the lower comfort doesn't sap too much energy, then I'd agree that he'll...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,868
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Wow, that pressure seems awfully high for a tire...

Wow, that pressure seems awfully high for a tire that wide. I think you would find 65 rear, 55 front to be much more comfortable, better handling, and maybe even faster.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,605
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I think bike lanes being safe is all about...

I think bike lanes being safe is all about design. The bike lanes in San Jose, CA are the scariest, most dangerous things I've ever been on, leading to endless near misses and getting hit a few...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,460
Posted By DG Going Uphill

I've used similar in the past, as well as hoods....

I've used similar in the past, as well as hoods. My favorite solution continues to be a cycling cap under the helmet. There are many waterproof ones out there, but I have stuck to the standard...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By DG Going Uphill

A couple of years ago I was on a group ride...

A couple of years ago I was on a group ride climbing in Mill Valley, CA up Tam. To my left was a very high cliff as I climbed, maybe over 30 feet. Above me I heard some rocks sliding a little. I...
09-21-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,055
Posted By DG Going Uphill

Things may have improved lately, but I used to...

Things may have improved lately, but I used to use the BART and Caltrain (at Millbrae) trip from Berkeley to Palo Alto a lot and gave up on it because the BART often missed the Caltrain (delays...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By DG Going Uphill

It's definitely less rubber than say a Rando Pro....

It's definitely less rubber than say a Rando Pro. It's also softer rubber, though they do seem to wear very well. What is nice is that the tread goes essentially all the way down the sidewalls (but...
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