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10-21-13, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Ben FR

http://lagrange.org/rides

http://lagrange.org/rides
07-10-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Ben FR

When are you going to be there?

When are you going to be there?
07-09-13, 11:00 AM
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Views: 388
Posted By Ben FR

Anyone going to be in Bishop this weekend?

I'm going to be riding on Friday 7/12 and Sunday 7/14 near Bishop. Was wondering if anyone else was and wanted to ride. Pls message me if so. Thanks.
07-08-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Ben FR

Upgrading from Edge 500 to 510

If I upgrade from 500 to 510, do I need a new HRM and cadence sensor or will the 510 just pick it up? Thanks
03-03-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,420
Posted By Ben FR

Stage two finish on tramway will be great

Stage two finish on tramway will be great
12-17-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,491
Posted By Ben FR

http://app.strava.com/segments/702645

http://app.strava.com/segments/702645
09-10-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,491
Posted By Ben FR

Yellowhill is steeper than any of these. Over...

Yellowhill is steeper than any of these. Over 800' in one mile. Nothing comes close for a mile.
09-03-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ben FR

Mauna Kea is on a total other level than...

Mauna Kea is on a total other level than Haleakala. Kudos to you sir!
08-05-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By Ben FR

Mt. Abel

Fun variation this weekend of the Mt. Abel climb:
http://app.strava.com/rides/16558251

We started at Highway 166 and climbed to the top of the Mt. Abel campground for almost 6k ft of gain. Later...
07-28-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,491
Posted By Ben FR

A friend and I rode Yellowhill today. Much...

A friend and I rode Yellowhill today. Much easier than I remembered with the improved pavement but still very difficult. Neverending 18-20% ramps.

http://app.strava.com/rides/15129129
07-15-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By Ben FR

Epic San Gabriels variation that I did last...

Epic San Gabriels variation that I did last summer:
http://app.strava.com/rides/1044865
06-06-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ben FR

Unless you take the 38 from Redlands, I would go...

Unless you take the 38 from Redlands, I would go very early up the 18 or 330. Let me stress very early.
06-04-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,491
Posted By Ben FR

Ryan, I'm glad to see you finally hit Yellowhill!...

Ryan, I'm glad to see you finally hit Yellowhill! I think we may be the only two people that have ever climbed it. Looks like you got lucky-- they only recently repaved the road. When I climbed...
12-22-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Ben FR

Thanks, very helpful!

Thanks, very helpful!
12-13-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Ben FR

Big Island of Hawaii

I'm going to the Big Island in a few weeks. Anyone here climb up to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa observatories? What are some of the other recommended rides? Ride reports, links, etc. all welcome....
11-11-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,352
Posted By Ben FR

Called Garmin - easy fix. Had to hold down...

Called Garmin - easy fix. Had to hold down power+menu+reset buttons for a few seconds and it reset.
11-09-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,352
Posted By Ben FR

Hard reset is NOT working -- the screen comes up...

Hard reset is NOT working -- the screen comes up for a split second, then the Garmin reboots and so on ...
11-09-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,352
Posted By Ben FR

Garmin Edge 500 won't turn on

I went to turn on my Garmin Edge 500 this evening for a ride and encountered an issue. When I went to turn on the unit, the "Garmin" welcome screen appeared, and then it turned off automatically and...
09-19-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

Looked on their website -it's identical to...

Looked on their website -it's identical to Heartbreak
09-18-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

Easy as in I took it easy... What's the 5...

Easy as in I took it easy...

What's the 5 counties ride?
09-17-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

Finally climbed this road today (with Mt Pinos...

Finally climbed this road today (with Mt Pinos and some other stuff). It was as good as I thought it'd be.

Here:
http://app.strava.com/rides/1659225
09-04-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By Ben FR

Eric- sorry to hear that... hopefully you'll be...

Eric- sorry to hear that... hopefully you'll be there next year.

Yes, I'm doing it, as a Cat5. Hoping for sub 8 on day 1 and sub 6 on day 2.
09-04-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By Ben FR

Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,107
Posted By Ben FR

Took my bike everywhere

Took my bike everywhere
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,107
Posted By Ben FR

Some of the toughest climbs I've ever ridden: ...

Some of the toughest climbs I've ever ridden:

Billed as tough, actually tough:
Monte Zoncolan (Italy) - middle 6km averages 15%, and there is one km averaging 19%
Onion Valley Road (CA) - last...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By Ben FR

Highly recommend: ...

Highly recommend:
http://www.thomsonbiketours.com
08-29-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

A really great climbing route can be done with...

A really great climbing route can be done with this Mt Abel climb. Start in Frazier Park, bear right on Cuddy Valley Road and go to the end of the road (where it meets 33/166) and turn back. But,...
08-29-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

Thanks for the additional responses (belated!)

Thanks for the additional responses (belated!)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 270,947
Posted By Ben FR

I'm in Switzerland for 7 days of riding...

I'm in Switzerland for 7 days of riding (hopefully 7). Here's what I've done so far and I'll update as I go:

Day 1 - http://app.strava.com/rides/1392885 (http://app.strava.com/rides/1392885)
Day...
08-29-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Ben FR

Helen's Cycles.

Helen's Cycles.
08-29-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,999
Posted By Ben FR

Follow me on my switzerland trip here: ...

Follow me on my switzerland trip here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/763862-My-Switzerland-strava-files?p=13148768#post13148768
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Ben FR

My Switzerland strava files

I'm here for 7 days of riding (hopefully 7). Here's what I've done so far and I'll update as I go:

Day 1 - http://app.strava.com/rides/1392885
Day 2 - http://app.strava.com/rides/1405779
Day 3...
08-14-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Ben FR

It would be one of my favorites if not for the...

It would be one of my favorites if not for the traffic. The grade is a pretty consistent 6-7% throughout, easy climb.
08-14-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Ben FR

18 North climb

Finally climbed 18 from the Lucerne Valley to Big Bear. This is a very below the radar, tough, scenic climb. Started in San Bernardino, climbed up 330, rode around the lakes (Big Bear and Baldwin)...
08-12-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

it looks like a nice climb...about 8 miles and...

it looks like a nice climb...about 8 miles and 2,253' of climbing to an altitude of almost 8,300'.
08-12-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ben FR

Cerro Noroeste Road

Has anyone ridden the part of the road that starts here and heads south, up to 8k+ ft:
...
08-05-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,550
Posted By Ben FR

I'm on there ...

I'm on there
http://app.strava.com/athletes/11138
08-01-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,999
Posted By Ben FR

Saturday, 07-30-11: ...

Saturday, 07-30-11: http://app.strava.com/rides/1044865
Sunday, 07-31-11: http://app.strava.com/rides/1050587
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 270,947
Posted By Ben FR

This week's rides - 13hr32min, 213 miles, 18.8k...

This week's rides - 13hr32min, 213 miles, 18.8k ft of climbing

Monday, 20.8 miles, 2k ft
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98575532

Tuesday, 14.2 miles, 1.1k ft...
07-04-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Ben FR

Thanks guys- ended up parking at memorial park. ...

Thanks guys- ended up parking at memorial park. Here's what I did:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/96844844
07-03-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Ben FR

Thanks. Is Descanso Gardens an open lot, i.e.,...

Thanks. Is Descanso Gardens an open lot, i.e., is it gated or fenced?
06-30-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Ben FR

Got it, so I don't need to physically reinstall...

Got it, so I don't need to physically reinstall the sensor, just a matter of rescanning for it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 270,947
Posted By Ben FR

thanks

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 270,947
Posted By Ben FR

Saturday spin: ...

Saturday spin:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/94846117
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Ben FR

I was a little hyperbolic with the engorged...

I was a little hyperbolic with the engorged comment. I ate a little too much the night before but I think that the meal worked out well, especially combined with all the carb loading I had done in...
06-26-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Ben FR

Moving from Garmin Edge 500 to 800

I have a Garmin Edge 500 with cadence/speed sensor. If I upgrade to the 800, do I need to re-install the cadence/speed sensor?

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Ben FR

As compared to the KOM centuries, this ride is...

As compared to the KOM centuries, this ride is better on multiple accounts: significantly more challenging terrain, love the mass start, much more scenic, the ride support is similar to Everest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Ben FR

Yep

Yep
06-25-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ben FR

Posted this in the main road cycling forum: ...

Posted this in the main road cycling forum:
Today I did the Climb to Kaiser, which is an annual cycling event held in Clovis, CA which is a suburb of Fresno (located in California’s central valley),...
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