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10-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
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: 6,162
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: 6,196
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: 1,383
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: 790
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: 790
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: 2,334
Views: 352,843
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: 2,334
Views: 352,843
Posted By 3949dxer

Northern Thailand

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09-01-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
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: 1,620
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: 1,418
Posted By 3949dxer

Overweight, stressed, bored, unsatisfied.

Overweight, stressed, bored, unsatisfied.
07-12-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
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: 791
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: 791
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: 712
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: 712
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: 1,370
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: 712
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: 40,540
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: 1,240
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: 1,526
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: 2,836
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: 1,240
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: 1,742
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: 1,742
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: 1,240
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: 5,279
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: 8,293
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: 7,734
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: 2,070
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: 201,760
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: 3,115
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: 8,870
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: 201,760
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: 19,516
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: 4,572
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: 1,787
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: 1,558
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: 3,871
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: 3,334
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: 4,419
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: 4,419
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: 4,212
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: 3,284
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: 3,657
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: 11,513
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: 10,647
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...
05-21-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By 3949dxer

Do you use a rear view mirror? If not, maybe...

Do you use a rear view mirror? If not, maybe having a good one would moderate concerns about difficulty of hearing nearby vehicles. I like the Third Eye brand.
05-15-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By 3949dxer

Many parts of Thailand are fantastic for cycling...

Many parts of Thailand are fantastic for cycling and good bike shops are popping up all over there...
05-14-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By 3949dxer

Don't some of the bike rental places near the...

Don't some of the bike rental places near the beach in Santa Monica have them? If so you could go for a ride along the water which could be fun. (Maybe better on a weekday though when things aren't...
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