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06-03-19, 04:08 PM
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Posted By VaultGuru

Campagnolo Record 11sp shift lever problem

I am upgrading my components from Campagnolo 10sp to 11sp. I installed both shift levers and torqued to spec. The right lever shifts fine, although, to be expected, it is stiff because it is new. The...
06-02-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By VaultGuru

We have done the Castle Crags Century ride for...

We have done the Castle Crags Century ride for several years. It starts and ends in Mt. Shasta City. It is one of the best run organized rides we have ever done and is just is a beautiful ride. Love...
05-24-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,452
Posted By VaultGuru

Fun century ride. 564672

Fun century ride.
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05-24-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By VaultGuru

Assuming your seat and handlebars are centered,...

Assuming your seat and handlebars are centered, you might want to get a good bike fitter to take a look at your position on the bike. One of your legs could be slightly shorter than the other which...
04-20-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,182
Posted By VaultGuru

Sacramento area, hands down. Here are a few of...

Sacramento area, hands down.
Here are a few of my favorite routes around Sacramento, Placerville and Auburn to give you a taste. Placerville rides are courtesy of my good friend Dan M...
04-18-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By VaultGuru

I have a friend that lives in Carmel, so I ride...

I have a friend that lives in Carmel, so I ride with him every time we visit. Following Salamandrine's Carmel Vlley suggestion, here is a out & back route that we ride quite a bit. If you start from...
02-04-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By VaultGuru

We rode from Twisp to the Pictographs a couple of...

We rode from Twisp to the Pictographs a couple of years ago in late June. Here are our notes...
This was one of our all time favorite rides. Perfect weather, light winds and spectacular scenery. We...
06-25-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By VaultGuru

Here are a couple of options for you (compliments...

Here are a couple of options for you (compliments of my friend DanM) that will give you lots of climbing, however, they are down the hill from the fire.
JenkinsonLake_to_Kyburz - A bike ride in El...
06-18-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By VaultGuru

We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above...

We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above suggestions are great. If you want to stay close to Seattle before the rally, you might want to consider going to Vashon Island. Just a short 15 minute...
06-16-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By VaultGuru

New Chip Seal in El Dorado County

For those of you that know and ride the Cothrin Ranch Loop in El Dorado County, be advised that Brandon Road and French Creek Rd. between South Shingle Springs Rd. and Old French Creek Rd. are about...
01-20-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By VaultGuru

It always has been a well supported event and it...

It always has been a well supported event and it looks like it is already sold out. However, there is climbing - mostly rollers. Here are a couple of links to the 100k
Party Pardee 100K - Ione, CA...
01-11-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By VaultGuru

Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike...

Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike (by my wife's Map My Walk calculation). My Garmin only registered 5.62 miles. I changed the data recording from Smart Recording to Record Every Second....
01-08-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By VaultGuru

Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't...

Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't detect when I was stopped or walking, especially when I was doing a climb and moving slowly. I got a lot of straight lines and the distance was completely...
01-07-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,452
Posted By VaultGuru

427228Fun Century in NorCal last year. ...

427228Fun Century in NorCal last year.
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and a couple of pics on Donner Summit
12-16-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By VaultGuru

Anybody used your bike computer to map a hike?

We are going to hike the Inca Trail in Peru next year. I have seen some profiles and a satellite view of the hike, but the satellite views show several points of satellite contact and straight lines...
12-12-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,990
Posted By VaultGuru

Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized...

Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized seats yet. Specialized has a sit-bone measurement device (commonly referred to as an ass-o-meter). It is a stiff memory foam. After you sit on it for...
12-05-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,766
Posted By VaultGuru

This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it ...

This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it cccorlew. My contributions.
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11-04-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By VaultGuru

Joel is the poster child for changing his life...

Joel is the poster child for changing his life for the positive. Listen to him. He is a great resource. You can do it too.
10-10-14, 09:25 PM
09-10-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By VaultGuru

I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a...

I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a month ago. I just finished climbing out of Rollins Lake and pulled out of the stop sign onto SR174 going toward Colfax. He nailed me on the slight...
08-27-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By VaultGuru

+1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort,...

+1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort, go faster". If you have a heart rate monitor, check it sitting and standing. I'll bet your HR is higher when you stand.
Just a thought.
08-11-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By VaultGuru

Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have...

Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have lunch. Should be about 65+ miles. We started at the junction of 89 (Monitor Pass) and Highway 4 just for something different. A beautiful, hard ride....
07-14-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By VaultGuru

FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally...

FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally routed.
K-WING COMPACT WHITE HANDLEBAR (http://www.fullspeedahead.com/products/707/K-WING-COMPACT-WHITE-HANDLEBAR)
The cables still cross in front of...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By VaultGuru

11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your...

11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your time on the bike (or distance) by about 10%/week. That way, you won't hurt yourself and you will do just fine. Make it a mix of flats and hills. Go with...
07-09-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By VaultGuru

+1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for...

+1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for rehab for an overuse injury a couple of years ago and still do it at least 1x/week for 4-10 miles on a flat course. I spin 40-50 revolutions with one...
06-29-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,337
Posted By VaultGuru

Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is...

Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is average from stop sign line at the bottom to the stop sign line at the top.
06-28-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,337
Posted By VaultGuru

In my zanier moments, I calculate out average...

In my zanier moments, I calculate out average grades. Here are a few of my favorites. Start and stop points may be different than yours, so the numbers may vary.
grade=((rise'/(5280'*distance in...
06-16-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,337
Posted By VaultGuru

The grade increases as you get closer to the top....

The grade increases as you get closer to the top. I will have to look back on some of my rides to see if I picked it up, but it is probably closer to 18% for the last 50'
06-13-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,796
Posted By VaultGuru

+1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the...

+1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the person fitting you has the credentials to do so. Post a inquiry regarding who the best fitters are in your area. It is worth every penny you will pay...
06-08-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By VaultGuru

I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds...

I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds blow right down the TC/Truckee corridor. It is better to have a downhill tailwind from TC to Truckee that the other way around. The climb over...
06-05-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By VaultGuru

Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any...

Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any organized rides, but you can solo it. A nice 45+- loop is to go from Tahoe City to Truckee via Highway 89. You can use the bike trail that starts across...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,351
Posted By VaultGuru

I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's...

I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's and have owned probably 7+ Kestrels. I loved the Evoke and owned two of them. Light, quick handling, and stable in corners (even on crappy road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By VaultGuru

Campagnolo Shamal long term feedback

I am thinking about replacing my Campagnolo Eurus wheels with a set of Shamals. I probably have 35k on my Eurus wheels with very few problems. Has anyone had a set of Shamals longer than 5k that...
03-30-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,655
Posted By VaultGuru

Here is one for Monterey Monterey and 17-Mile...

Here is one for Monterey
Monterey and 17-Mile Drive - Monterey, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1971709)
03-20-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By VaultGuru

Hi All: Loved the doubles I rode and hate the...

Hi All:
Loved the doubles I rode and hate the injuries I am also having to recover from. My riding buddy gave me a book called Core Advantage by Tom Danielson, a pro rider. He co-wrote it with his...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By VaultGuru

Changeable weather is a consideration when making...

Changeable weather is a consideration when making a decision to do it in one or two days. We rode it in 2009 in one day. Absolutely perfect weather 75-80 and light wind until the headwinds kicked in...
03-05-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By VaultGuru

If you do a lot of the area century rides and...

If you do a lot of the area century rides and want something different, there are some great options in the Mt. Shasta area. We did the Fall River Mills century last year and had a blast. Probably...
02-24-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By VaultGuru

Looks like the ultimate wedgie to me. I think...

Looks like the ultimate wedgie to me. I think I'll stick to more traditional seats.
02-14-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By VaultGuru

Here is an option for you Tandem Tom 364432

Here is an option for you Tandem Tom
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02-02-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By VaultGuru

A couple of options for you. You get distance and...

A couple of options for you. You get distance and climbing.
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/32087
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/309553
01-22-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By VaultGuru

What will you use the disc for? Daily riding,...

What will you use the disc for? Daily riding, time trialing, track riding? Just be aware that tandems have a big wind profile. Disc additions in cross winds could be very dangerous. A deep section...
12-09-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By VaultGuru

The only problem we ran into was a bent big...

The only problem we ran into was a bent big chainring. God knows what some luggage handler did to it. However, through careful use of a large crescent wrench, I was able to straighten it out enough...
11-07-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By VaultGuru

Hello DrMarkR. Go to the Hope site. Review Tech...

Hello DrMarkR.
Go to the Hope site. Review Tech Support
http://www.hopetech.com/page.aspx?itemID=SPG50
If that doesn't help you, contact them. Hope has always been responsive to me....
11-06-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By VaultGuru

Hello Chris Thanks for your suggestion and the...

Hello Chris
Thanks for your suggestion and the link to K-Edge. K-Edge never popped up on a chain drop search. The Calfee has a clamp-on derailleur. I will check with K-edge, but I think their...
11-06-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By VaultGuru

Hello Dubbelop. Thanks for the input. The Calfee...

Hello Dubbelop. Thanks for the input. The Calfee seatpost tube/bb integration design doesn't allow me to place a Jumpstop clamp that close to the bb.
11-05-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By VaultGuru

Jtek DropStop installation question

Has anyone had experience installing a Jtek DropStop using FSA-SLK cranks on your tandem? This is the link to the unit:
http://jtekengineering.com/dropstop.php

I changed out the 28 tooth granny...
10-22-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By VaultGuru

Very nicely done Matt. I am sure it was quite an...

Very nicely done Matt. I am sure it was quite an experience for you. Here are a couple of options for rides the next time you come out our way. Mt. Hamilton and Mr. Diablo are the two main climbs in...
10-12-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By VaultGuru

I think it is a great idea. There are so many of...

I think it is a great idea. There are so many of us "older folks" that may not be able to ride a single bike for any number of reasons, but would love to participate in a cycling event in the Games....
10-11-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By VaultGuru

Don't know where you are starting from, but...

Don't know where you are starting from, but another option is to use Panoche Rd (L1). westbound out of Firebaugh. It hooks up with 25, which will take you into Hollister. Google Panoche Rd....
10-10-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By VaultGuru

Used to drive it a couple of times a week and I...

Used to drive it a couple of times a week and I would never do it on a bike. You said you have driven it a lot too, so you know the winds make it treacherous. It would cause a lot of difficulty just...
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