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03-31-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By anotherbrian

I've not ridden the trail myself, but I've seen...

I've not ridden the trail myself, but I've seen pics on Strava from a couple friends who have.

I assume you are riding a gravel or MTB?

From the pics, it looks like there would be opportunities...
03-25-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By anotherbrian

I will guess that is the Howe Ave bridge, looking...

I will guess that is the Howe Ave bridge, looking west, and taken from the south side of the river.

Like right about
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5598747,-121.4069299,33m/data=!3m1!1e3...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,795
Posted By anotherbrian

That Yuba City/Chico route is extremely meh. Flat...

That Yuba City/Chico route is extremely meh. Flat flat flat farmlands.

If you were willing to travel that far, this is what I would recommend:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35411115

RWGPS...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,642
Posted By anotherbrian

For road tires I'd always heard two wraps ... it...

For road tires I'd always heard two wraps ... it has been so long since I wrapped my MTB wheels, I don't remember if I was doing two wraps then or not.

Going back to Stan's 15 year old guidance,...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,642
Posted By anotherbrian

Once you add more sealant, how do you slosh it...

Once you add more sealant, how do you slosh it around in the wheel? Going way back to ~2005 I followed a Stan's video of holding the wheel between two hands horizontally and tipping back and forth,...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,642
Posted By anotherbrian

I've never had any corrosion issues with Stan's...

I've never had any corrosion issues with Stan's Arch, Mavic Open Pros (silver), DTSwiss RR (forget number), or HED Belgium rims (or a couple different CF rims) when using Stan's sealant -- all of...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,642
Posted By anotherbrian

I've been tubeless for 16 years. First MTB, then...

I've been tubeless for 16 years. First MTB, then Hutchinson's road tubeless tires with regular road rims (Mavic Open Pros), now tubeless-approved rims and tires.

For my regularly ridden bikes,...
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By anotherbrian

Dunno if you are familiar with all of the roads,...

Dunno if you are familiar with all of the roads, but Google Maps routed through Highway 12 south of Napa if going to Santa Rosa. Either 128 from Winters (west of Davis) or Wooden Valley Rd to 121...
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By anotherbrian

Highway 88 is open year-round. Unless it was...

Highway 88 is open year-round. Unless it was still snowing in May, you'd have no problem crossing there.
Replies: 28
Views: 5,044
Posted By anotherbrian

Cross chained will be less efficient than...

Cross chained will be less efficient than straight, no matter what the gears used are. But those articles do make very clear that gear selection (i.e. an 80x40 would be more efficient compared to a...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,044
Posted By anotherbrian

I did 50mi+ of 12%+ repeats on a badly (at least...

I did 50mi+ of 12%+ repeats on a badly (at least by appearance) cross-chained 11spd drivetrain, and while it never broke, looking down at the chainline as I rode was disturbing.

I don't know the...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,044
Posted By anotherbrian

It isn't obvious from the picture, but given all...

It isn't obvious from the picture, but given all the other optimizations I hope he straightened the chainline with those 3 gears by putting spacers behind the cassette as well.
10-02-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By anotherbrian

Helmets? LOL. Years ago (30?!), I read...

Helmets? LOL.

Years ago (30?!), I read about people building outriggers so they could put their regular (upright) bikes on rails. I think they intended those for abandoned lines and there was a...
09-07-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By anotherbrian

Holland? Go to M5 in Middelburg and buy/rent an...

Holland? Go to M5 in Middelburg and buy/rent an M5 High Racer. Waaaaay more comfortable than even the least aggressive TT position.
M5 Recumbents Ľ Models Ľ Carbon High Racer...
09-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By anotherbrian

I have a PM 2.5 sensor (likely same sensor as...

I have a PM 2.5 sensor (likely same sensor as PurpleAir uses from the pics I've seen -- it tracks the same for "Raw PM2.5 in microgram/meter**3" as the PA sensors in the neighborhood) that I move...
08-23-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By anotherbrian

Ya, I agree. After a lot more Googling and...

Ya, I agree. After a lot more Googling and finding nothing, and a several hours of turning the garage upside down, I'll just hope I can order the part from a dealer. That or the bike will be sold...
08-23-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By anotherbrian

Specialized 2016 Diverge carbon (Expert?) front/BB cable stop

I have a 2016 Specialized Diverge (Expert?, all the CF frames were the same) that came with a 105 drivetrain. I converted it to Di2 on almost day one.

I replaced it with a Routt 45 late last...
06-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By anotherbrian

If she is the original owner and has proof of...

If she is the original owner and has proof of purchase (I think the dealers record the sales) then Specialized has a lifetime warranty (on defective workmanship).

If it has been beat to death they...
06-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By anotherbrian

The Truckee / Kings Beach loop can be lengthened...

The Truckee / Kings Beach loop can be lengthened with an out-and-back to Incline Village and Sand Harbor for fantastic views of the Lake (there is a path separate from road now) or if you want to...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By anotherbrian

Auburn to Old Sacramento via ARBT

Old Town Auburn to Old Sacramento is 48mi each way via the bike trail. Downhill on the way out, 2000ftíish of climbing on the return.

Move the endpoint to Foresthill Rd and I-80 (park at Raleyís)...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By anotherbrian

A San Francisco Randonneur rider has been doing...

A San Francisco Randonneur rider has been doing SR600ís for his R-12. :lol: I think he has one left.

It sounded like a new requirement put in place was they could not be done solo, however he...
01-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By anotherbrian

Several years ago I had a head tube for a 1Ē fork...

Several years ago I had a head tube for a 1Ē fork reamed and faced at the Roseville REI after talking with the mechanic to figure out if he really knew how to do it properly.

If they can do that,...
01-20-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By anotherbrian

I think I just hit three years on Zwift. Iím in...

I think I just hit three years on Zwift. Iím in it for the game side (slowly marching towards level 50), or at least come back for it.

Now that theyíve added badges for finishing routes Iíve been...
Replies: 90
Views: 18,246
Posted By anotherbrian

Unless the top tube is perfectly horizontal, a...

Unless the top tube is perfectly horizontal, a pump/pump peg is gauche. Either put it on the seat stay, hide it in a bag, or use a mini-pump mounted at the cage. :D

I just built my dream'ish bike...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,816
Posted By anotherbrian

Clif Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt is awesome in...

Clif Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt is awesome in a warmed up and gooey state.

Iíll take a mix of Clif bars and snack pack sized Fig Newtons (cheaper to buy the box of 8, 10? individually wrapped...
Replies: 39
Views: 5,708
Posted By anotherbrian

I looked at dozens of perm routes that were in my...

I looked at dozens of perm routes that were in my local region (within ~150mi radius) before I created and had my Free Route approved, and the vast majority were complete duds, being out and backs...
Replies: 39
Views: 5,708
Posted By anotherbrian

My R-12 silliness was over a summer that had a...

My R-12 silliness was over a summer that had a month of 100^F++++ weekends, and I had no chance to ride during the week when it was slightly less than 100. On the very last day of the month I went...
Replies: 39
Views: 5,708
Posted By anotherbrian

After the lawsuit was announced against RUSA and...

After the lawsuit was announced against RUSA and the RBA I gave up any plans for owning permanents and transferred the one I did have to a rider doing a k-hound who was willing to take it.

I'm in...
Replies: 39
Views: 5,708
Posted By anotherbrian

I'm not sure that paperwork was the point. While...

I'm not sure that paperwork was the point. While some might have wanted it the old way, that didn't stop electronic proof of passage and being able to make intermediary control points become the...
Replies: 38
Views: 7,965
Posted By anotherbrian

It looks like same setup as Absolute Black. ...

It looks like same setup as Absolute Black. Outside chainring is on outside but chain line is moved inboard so that there is no interference between the chain and spider/bolts when in the small...
Replies: 38
Views: 7,965
Posted By anotherbrian

I used the Absolute Black 46/30 chainrings to...

I used the Absolute Black 46/30 chainrings to ride two hilly double centuries over the summer (Terrible Two and Alta Alpina). The low gearing was great, and I can't say I noticed the eccentricity...
09-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By anotherbrian

Still a week away from using it, but I bought the...

Still a week away from using it, but I bought the card yesterday from the City of Roseville's Alternative Transportation department, activated the card online, then sent a selfie with my drivers...
09-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By anotherbrian

What I read for the Civic Center it was the same,...

What I read for the Civic Center it was the same, showing badge to a camera on the spot the first time you use it (and a $5 fee they deduct for the enrollment).

City of Roseville seems to sell the...
09-08-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By anotherbrian

Thank you very much; I Google'd for pics of the...

Thank you very much; I Google'd for pics of the Civic Center group spot and it should work just fine. It may take a long time to burn off the value in the $20 card, but I can justify it at least for...
09-05-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By anotherbrian

Secure bike parking in San Francisco near City Hall?

Is there anywhere near City Hall that I could securely park a $5k+'ish bike short term? And without bringing my own lock? I need to visit the US Passport Office nearby, likely for 30-60min in the...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,186
Posted By anotherbrian

How about a double century?

Not my accomplishment, but this years California Triple Crown Stage Race had one rider do the Central Coast Double (15kíish), Terrible Two (17kíish), and Alta Alpina (20k) fixed.

I did the rides...
07-03-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,046
Posted By anotherbrian

Years ago I remember cccorlew posted that he was...

Years ago I remember cccorlew posted that he was attacked in Antioch. That was a terrible story.

Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: If it doesn't kill you, blog about it...
05-14-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By anotherbrian

If you've got the time to stay at a hotel or two...

If you've got the time to stay at a hotel or two along the way, go north young man.

Antioch Bridge and the delta makes for a quick day route (if you do go that way, make sure your route includes...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,460
Posted By anotherbrian

BreakAway is just easier to assemble. A metric...

BreakAway is just easier to assemble. A metric (or two) hex key to assemble rather than a custom spanner, no threads to keep clean and properly lubricated, and it weighs less, are the benefits I...
02-27-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By anotherbrian

If youíve got a QR thatíll fit a 130mm axle (and...

If youíve got a QR thatíll fit a 130mm axle (and doesnít the SNAP include one?), just put 4mm+ worth of washers between the end-cap of the QR and the dropout. It isnít necessary to absolutely...
11-08-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By anotherbrian

Iíve had my SNAP as long as that power matching...

Iíve had my SNAP as long as that power matching option has been available (18mo?), and itís crazy they wouldnít have the Android app including that configuration item. Itís a set and forget type...
11-02-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By anotherbrian

And so specifically for 2), once you can run the...

And so specifically for 2), once you can run the Wahoo app on your phone, you should be able to put your Quarqís ANT ID into the trainer, and itíll match the resistance to the power. With that set I...
11-02-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By anotherbrian

If you are controlling it with the Garminís ANT+,...

If you are controlling it with the Garminís ANT+, itís the trainers power you will get (IME; same behavior for both Garmin and Wahoo computers). But if you have paired the trainer to your Quarq...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,460
Posted By anotherbrian

My Ritchey is a 58cm (59?), and the BB shell is...

My Ritchey is a 58cm (59?), and the BB shell is in one corner of the case, and dropouts in the other. I have Shimano Hollowtech cranks on both bikes, so the complete crankset comes off for packing...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,460
Posted By anotherbrian

I have both an S&S bike and a Ritchey BreakAway...

I have both an S&S bike and a Ritchey BreakAway CX. I use an S&S hard case when I travel with either.

The Ritchey system is easier to use with no special tool to tighten the couplers and doesnít...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By anotherbrian

Not just Northern weather

A month of 100^F weekends killed my R-12 two years in a row. I donít think itís the cold north that suffers weather challenges.

This year Iím planning on driving to the coast and doing SF Bay...
04-26-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By anotherbrian

I commented that I had no problem with my ELEMNT...

I commented that I had no problem with my ELEMNT or BOLT and not having correct TSS.

I looked through some old rides and did find a period of time where the BOLT was way off (IF 1.4 for every...
04-26-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By anotherbrian

I have both a Wahoo ELEMNT and a BOLT. I don't...

I have both a Wahoo ELEMNT and a BOLT. I don't use TrainingPeaks, though do use Golden Cheetah. All have the same FTP configured.

My NP and TSS are the same (and IF, etc.), or within 1W or point...
04-09-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By anotherbrian

I got a breach notification email from...

I got a breach notification email from MyFitnessPal, so apparently I had created an account on there at one point (don't have any of their apps on my phone now).

Notification communication is...
04-04-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By anotherbrian

Standard news media doesn't differentiate hashed...

Standard news media doesn't differentiate hashed password files from plaintext password files. Businesses that have any compliance requirements don't store passwords in plaintext ... even...
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