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10-04-19, 06:00 AM
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Posted By CommuteCommando

https://www.facebook.com/pacificcoastcycles/?ref=b...

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10-02-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By CommuteCommando

Iconic LBS Closing. Owner Retiring.

After decades of selling and servicing bikes in Oceanside, Chuck Hoeffer is closing Pacific Coast Cycles at the corner of Coast Highway and Vista Way in Oceanside. He will be clearing inventory...
09-21-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,133
Posted By CommuteCommando

Some two wheels better than...

Some two wheels better than others.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/986x1178/good_cf1473ae146ee8b68dfedcd788e6a4b77f9d8b0c.jpg
09-21-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,133
Posted By CommuteCommando

Thanks. I did something yesterday that I know...

Thanks. I did something yesterday that I know most roadies frown on, and threw the bike on the bus rack to the top of TP and rode to PB from there. Gained weight during the hiatus and hope to be...
09-21-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By CommuteCommando

Thanks. didn't see the response in time so I...

Thanks. didn't see the response in time so I went through La Jolla/PB. Not sorry I did. It's been a very long time since I went that way, Other than a couple of unmarked dead ends, I made fairly...
09-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,133
Posted By CommuteCommando

Mostly off the bike for about a year and a half...

Mostly off the bike for about a year and a half due to injury causing nerve damage in left leg. Did 26 miles yesterday from Mira Costa College in Oceanside to Sorrento Valley to catch the Coaster...
09-19-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By CommuteCommando

Rose Canyon Construction.

Planning to ride south on the coast for the first time in about two years. Does anyone know if the Rose Canyon Trail is open during trolley construction? Planning to ride down there tomorrow,...
10-19-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 161,786
Posted By CommuteCommando

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison- not to be...

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison- not to be confused with W.G, Wells' The Invisible Man. It's a story about race relations and civil strife against the backdrop of depression era Harlem.
12-18-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

Soon as I recover. I pulled my hamstring doing...

Soon as I recover. I pulled my hamstring doing the damn Turkey Trot. (no more running for me). Thought it was on the mend, but totally gave out yesterday. Doc's tell me to stay off of it for a...
12-15-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

We should go out riding one of these days. It's...

We should go out riding one of these days. It's taking me time to get back on the horse. Gained a bit of weight and had a health issue that put me off the bike for August -November. If we do get...
12-12-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

Been years since I've been to Magic Mountain. ...

Been years since I've been to Magic Mountain. Gotta go and check out that Fire Bomber ride,
12-09-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

Glad to hear. I've seen your place and knew the...

Glad to hear. I've seen your place and knew the real danger. We are not close, but wife's sister is near Melrose/Mesa and was in the Voluntary Zone. Was over there yesterday helping get his camper...
12-08-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

His home is in the path of the Lilac Fire.

His home is in the path of the Lilac Fire.
12-07-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CommuteCommando

ahultin.

shout out to AHultin. How are you. the "Event" has reached Mission near "downtown" Bonsal.
08-02-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By CommuteCommando

I was planning self supported solo. Combo...

I was planning self supported solo. Combo camping and motels, averaging 50-60 mi/day. Friends and family, Vancouver WA, and several once I get to SF and below. I have a couple of years to plan the...
08-01-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By CommuteCommando

Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver...

Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver BC to Tijuana. Posting now to follow thread. Sixty one y.o. 220 lbs.
08-01-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By CommuteCommando

A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the...

A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the answer. even for a Clyde, a narrow road bike saddle can work well. I ride a brooks saddle and it works well, I have done century rides on it at 5'10", 220...
07-27-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,446
Posted By CommuteCommando

Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid...

Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid end to end vertically / sticks laid end to end horizontally = x%

Edit, since it may be impractical to lay sticks end to end horizontally, you can...
07-27-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,446
Posted By CommuteCommando

Not true since the result is "unitless". You...

Not true since the result is "unitless". You could use cubits or angstroms and get the same result.
07-27-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By CommuteCommando

My take on it is that it forces you to eat the...

My take on it is that it forces you to eat the way you should. I have known many who found work arounds and put the weight back on. The bottom line is that you have to be very willing to eat that...
07-25-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By CommuteCommando

I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) ...

I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) Not cheap, but less than their leather seats, no break in and worth it.
07-25-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By CommuteCommando

My first advice is find another shop. Not all...

My first advice is find another shop. Not all are run and staffed by jerks. If it is even a little hilly where you live get one with gears and learn to use them. Start slow. When you have had...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,693
Posted By CommuteCommando

Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman...

Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman jogging on the sidewalk with a smallish dog. It looked like a border collie mix. The dog was pulling on the leash from behind and had a slight limp. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,693
Posted By CommuteCommando

Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting"...

Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting" over the vent holes, and I never buy one without it.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,693
Posted By CommuteCommando

Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a...

Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a couple of years ago. It hit me just below the hairline. My current helmet (a Limar) has netting over the vents.:thumb:
07-10-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,117
Posted By CommuteCommando

Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a...

Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a huge risk to sprint up the narrow gap. Sagan aggressively tried to block a competitor.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-17, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,693
Posted By CommuteCommando

Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day...

Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day so far in July, and hoping to keep it to that for the rest of the month. Short commute but hills at both ends. Longer climb on the way home with last...
07-09-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CommuteCommando

I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. ...

I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. They had club Bianchi's for those of us who didn't have our own. After the third week of the six week course, I was hooked and got a Masi Fixed Special...
07-09-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By CommuteCommando

Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig...

Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig economy work, consulting on product development for people who had no clue what it should cost, expecting me to do hours of work for peanuts. Fortunately...
07-01-17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By CommuteCommando

Back again again.

Out of work for two years, not commuting to work, eating and drinking more than I should, put on sixty pounds after nearly disqualifying myself from Clydeom. (Clydedom?)

Been working six months...
01-15-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,103
Posted By CommuteCommando

Your location is listed as DFW, which I am...

Your location is listed as DFW, which I am assuming is the flat part of Texas. Single speed is fine for a clyde in flat areas.

Physics! Newton said w=m*(32.2ft/s^2)*elevation gained. Us Clydes...
01-15-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,142
Posted By CommuteCommando

I was spit at passing one of the homeless camps...

I was spit at passing one of the homeless camps near Angel Stadium. I don't worry too much since most of the homeless in those camps are pretty harmless, though some seem resentful of MAMIL's on...
01-15-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By CommuteCommando

Rather than seek advice of others, test ride...

Rather than seek advice of others, test ride them. The bike I like (CrMo Frame with lugs) might not be your cup of tea. The only thing I will say is that I avoid Trek products because of how they...
01-15-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 161,786
Posted By CommuteCommando

About halfway through The Trial by Franz Kafka. ...

About halfway through The Trial by Franz Kafka. A very strange, yet compelling read. A guy is arrested, but never really taken into custody, for a "serious offense". He is not told what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,293
Posted By CommuteCommando

78 below Banner Grade?

78 below Banner Grade?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,293
Posted By CommuteCommando

Going through old threads and need to share some...

Going through old threads and need to share some sad news. This beautiful rustic burg has come down with a terminal case of bulldozers. RIP Harmony Grove.
11-13-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,657
Posted By CommuteCommando

Physics. The weight to consider is the total...

Physics. The weight to consider is the total weight. A 160 lb rider on a full suspension Next from WalMart will weigh less than a Clyde like me on a Pinnarello. I see you are in Wisconsin, which I...
11-12-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By CommuteCommando

My daughter tuns 38 next year. :eek:

My daughter tuns 38 next year. :eek:
11-12-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,440
Posted By CommuteCommando

:lol: I feel you pain (hear your CZCZCZCZCZC )

:lol: I feel you pain (hear your CZCZCZCZCZC )
11-12-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By CommuteCommando

Yeah, good luck Getting anything from SANDBAG....

Yeah, good luck Getting anything from SANDBAG. (like the name, very appropriate :lol: )
11-12-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,440
Posted By CommuteCommando

When doing intervals The William Tell Overture...

When doing intervals The William Tell Overture (in my head) helps me time the sprint and hold cadence. Tried ear buds once on the bike and didn't like them. The wind noise is still in the...
11-11-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By CommuteCommando

Coming Back

I never really went anywhere, except to McDonald's and 7-Eleven for more beer. I started lurking back just last week and see a few names I recognize. I just got back to 260 after getting down to...
07-04-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By CommuteCommando

Accurate GPX of Stage Routes?

I've been watching first three stages live on NBCSN. I have also been trying, with limited success, to follow the terrain on Google Earth. This will be better when they reach the mountain stages.
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03-19-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,886
Posted By CommuteCommando

Apples are good and a lot of convenience stores...

Apples are good and a lot of convenience stores carry bananas.
11-10-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,476
Posted By CommuteCommando

PhotoJoe. I missed it. Had to work. I was laid...

PhotoJoe. I missed it. Had to work. I was laid off a year ago and now do freelance stuff, and deadlines are deadlines. I am training and hoping to make Tour de Palm Springs. I've gained weight,...
10-23-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,476
Posted By CommuteCommando

Nice Route. I did Antonio Parkway to Ortega Hwy...

Nice Route. I did Antonio Parkway to Ortega Hwy once. Need to do it again. I made the mistake of trying to use the "Bike Trail" along that little park into San Clemente. Turns out it is actually a...
10-17-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By CommuteCommando

Cars and buses.

Cars and buses.
10-17-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By CommuteCommando

About a month ago I saw a car come up fast behind...

About a month ago I saw a car come up fast behind me, and I was on guard because he was kind of all over the road. as be passed I glanced over and he was totally engrossed in his phone, texting away....
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,611
Posted By CommuteCommando

I run night riders front an back. I usually set...

I run night riders front an back. I usually set the head lite to the lowest setting. Still plenty bright, and the battery lasts longer.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,029
Posted By CommuteCommando

+1 I have often had rides where I hop...

+1

I have often had rides where I hop scotched for several mile with another rider. One bike length is not rude, and the wind breaking only starts to drop off significantly beyond this point. I...
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