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12-28-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,313
Posted By cccorlew

I'm 66 and like hills even and though I suck at...

I'm 66 and like hills even and though I suck at them, I eventually finish. I have a 48/32 in front and an11-32 in back on my Roubaix.
12-22-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,955
Posted By cccorlew

I'm a huge fan of Onda Wellness...

I'm a huge fan of Onda Wellness (https://ondawellness.com/).
Their product is "whole hemp" so you get the benefits of the whole plant (but no THC of course.) You get the benefit of the all the...
11-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks all! This is info that is very useful. I...

Thanks all! This is info that is very useful. I feel educated.
11-05-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By cccorlew

Which Derailleur? RX 800? RX810? RX812?

Currently I have an 11-32 in back. I'd like to go 11-36, but my Ultegra derailleur will only handle 32.

So, RX 800? RX810? RX812? They all have a 34 tooth max, but I'm hoping I could stretch it to...
10-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By cccorlew

For whatever reason, this is one of Tricia's...

For whatever reason, this is one of Tricia's favorites, and one of the few paid rides we do. We're in for 2019, and will be taking a new ridder with us, hoping she's up for it.
07-13-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,021
Posted By cccorlew

Congrats! Sometimes good tings happen. I...

Congrats! Sometimes good tings happen.

I went to a meeting Friday with the Contra Costa Transit Authority. I had made a couple of videos about the horrible bike infrastructure at Antioch's...
07-13-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,021
Posted By cccorlew

The story is about Pittsburg. This survey is...

The story is about Pittsburg. This survey is Antioch.
07-13-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,750
Posted By cccorlew

If these events happened it still might be hard...

If these events happened it still might be hard to find a report. There was no newspaper covered my mugging, even though "Aging professor bike commuter mugged, beaten and held up at gunpoint on local...
06-01-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,463
Posted By cccorlew

Great to see a ride report on this board again....

Great to see a ride report on this board again. Especially one this epic. And it does remind me of our BF glory days when there was less social media competition. Way to roll OldStrong!
05-27-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,329
Posted By cccorlew

Thanks njkayaker! I think I have it working!

Thanks njkayaker! I think I have it working!
05-26-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,329
Posted By cccorlew

Multiple map files on Garmin 520 plus?

I have a Garmin 520 Plus. I live in California and and heading for a bike trip in Germany and Austria.
I've downloaded OpenStreet maps for those countries.
In the past, due to storage...
04-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,737
Posted By cccorlew

The older I get the faster I was.

The older I get the faster I was.
04-24-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 127,116
Posted By cccorlew

cthenn...

cthenn (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cthenn-186595.html) WOW! I think I know where I'll be riding Saturday!
03-05-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,167
Posted By cccorlew

I've never been an athletic. Ever. I wish I was....

I've never been an athletic. Ever. I wish I was. I've done double centuries very slowly and ridden multi week supported tours with many mountains, again, very slowly. I bike commute daily and if I...
02-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,113
Posted By cccorlew

My 520 was used so much the battery life became...

My 520 was used so much the battery life became annoyingly short. I bought a 520 plus partly because I wanted more memory for maps and partly fr teh battery. At the time I couldn't find instructions...
02-19-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,461
Posted By cccorlew

That shifting is the reason I love eTap. With a...

That shifting is the reason I love eTap. With a "blip" I can do all my shifting right handed. It's amazing.
Check this link to a photo : https://www.instagram.com/p/BXoytTBg6Sa/?utm_source=ig_embed...
02-10-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By cccorlew

I think what I meant was that she gets the names...

I think what I meant was that she gets the names of streets to turn on and not only arrows.
02-09-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By cccorlew

I got this for my wife. I download RideWithGPS...

I got this for my wife. I download RideWithGPS files for her all the time and they work really well. BUT you need to download ones that have turn by turn directions.
Also, and I'm not sure about...
02-09-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,461
Posted By cccorlew

The system connects to a Gramin. I have a 520...

The system connects to a Gramin. I have a 520 that reports the lowest batteries power It also flashes a warning when a battery gets really low. Plus, teh rear gets more shifts than the front, so runs...
02-09-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By cccorlew

If anyone else is doing this you might think...

If anyone else is doing this you might think about looking for a 48-32 or even 46-30 crankset instead of the giant cassette. Praxis makes a great 28-32. I have on eon my Roubaix. FSA makes an...
02-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 127,116
Posted By cccorlew

DiabloScott...

DiabloScott (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/diabloscott-68015.html) Sweet!
01-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By cccorlew

I love my Hotshot. The charge lasts longer than I...

I love my Hotshot. The charge lasts longer than I thought it would. And it's super bright. Perfect even for day rides.
I also have a Cygolite Expilion, not the same as the Metro, but it's a great...
01-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By cccorlew

Ha! Yep, I do. I'm a wear-it-once-then-wash guy. ...

Ha! Yep, I do. I'm a wear-it-once-then-wash guy.
I think, after reading this, that I must have a different strap. Mine is plastic, and the monitor doesn't snap on. So I just give it a wipe every now...
01-01-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By cccorlew

I've had mine since before 2008. I've never...

I've had mine since before 2008. I've never washed it (am I supposed to?) and it works fine to this day. Am I just lucky?
01-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By cccorlew

I'm not in Davis, but the Davis bike club is...

I'm not in Davis, but the Davis bike club is amazing and very very active. It appears they have a race team, but also a regular folks group. I'm a member, even though I'm too far away to do their...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,180
Posted By cccorlew

Not that I've noticed. It sure would be nice if...

Not that I've noticed. It sure would be nice if they did. I do worry that there isn't a perfect tail light mount.
12-08-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,068
Posted By cccorlew

I don't know about lost momentum, but I swear...

I don't know about lost momentum, but I swear I've lost VO2 max from the smoke. I wonder if it heals, or this is the new norm.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,180
Posted By cccorlew

After my commuter bike was totaled by a truck (I...

After my commuter bike was totaled by a truck (I came out pretty well) I thought "If I'm going to get smacked on the road I'd rather have it happen on a nice bike."
Plus, considering how many miles...
12-01-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By cccorlew

My main road bike has calipers. My commuter road...

My main road bike has calipers. My commuter road bike has discs. I don't find the discs better. And I generally prefer the calipers except in very wet conditions.
12-01-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,784
Posted By cccorlew

My question is this: If it's a private road, why...

My question is this: If it's a private road, why would the police patrol it? If I roll a stop sign on a private road how can the police have authority to enforce it? Why are they even there?

I...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By cccorlew

I got a this after... well......

I got a this after... well... https://www.amazon.com/Thule-Gauntlet-MacBook-Retina-3203093/dp/B00R8K9J0M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543162700&sr=8-3&keywords=thule+laptop+case
It's heavy enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,585
Posted By cccorlew

We took our bikes, because I love my bike and...

We took our bikes, because I love my bike and didn't want to do something this hard on a borrowed bike. They do offer rentals.
We carried them in EVOC bags. United charged too much, but didn't hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,585
Posted By cccorlew

My wife and I rode from the English Channel to...

My wife and I rode from the English Channel to the Med with Peak Cycling last summer.
14 days, no off days, tons of climbing. It was hard, but stunning. Every day was more amazing than the day...
11-21-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,068
Posted By cccorlew

I'm watching Purpleair.com and I'm seeing Central...

I'm watching Purpleair.com and I'm seeing Central Contra Costa looking better every minute. East is still behind, but getting better.
I rode in a freaking downpour today, got cold and soaked, and...
11-17-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,124
Posted By cccorlew

Trainer sessions are not supposed to be...

Trainer sessions are not supposed to be tolerable. At least that's my understanding of how it works.
11-17-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,068
Posted By cccorlew

Mine IS an N95. Says so right on it. That valve...

Mine IS an N95. Says so right on it. That valve is just so you can exhale more easily, but isn't a requirement I'd get the ones with the valve, but East Contra is totally sold out according to people...
Replies: 90
Views: 14,428
Posted By cccorlew

United charged my wife and I 200 for each bike...

United charged my wife and I 200 for each bike each way when we went to Paris. AAAArrrrgggg. 800 bucks total. Our next summer trip (Frankfurt to Vienna ride) we're flying SAS. They let me upgrade...
11-16-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By cccorlew

California air

My heart aches for all who lost their homes and loved ones in Paradise due to the Camp fire.
The fires in California are also affecting the air quality throughout most of the sate. It's hit...
11-16-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,068
Posted By cccorlew

I'm very aware my smoke issues in Contra Costa,...

I'm very aware my smoke issues in Contra Costa, even though they've reached unhealthy levels, pale in compassion to those who lost homes and loved ones. But that doesn't mean I'm unaffected. There's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,709
Posted By cccorlew

Well, after 1000s of miles my eTap has had no...

Well, after 1000s of miles my eTap has had no issues at all, and it works super well. And it's so clean on the bike. I always had Shimano before, but this stuff is a new level of wonderful. Sorry...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 122,044
Posted By cccorlew

I find so much weird stuff on my daily bike...

I find so much weird stuff on my daily bike commute, from a bowling ball to weird pagan offerings, I have an Instragram hashtag devoted to it....
09-05-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By cccorlew

Trust me, discovering this fact is the single...

Trust me, discovering this fact is the single most disappointing thing that's ever happened to me on BF.
08-19-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 127,116
Posted By cccorlew

We found a day last week that wasn't crazy...

We found a day last week that wasn't crazy smokey.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/29197105597_6eeabf51bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lu3Nhn)
Tricia near Diablo Devilís Elbow....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,678
Posted By cccorlew

My non-limited edition Sidi shoes are 9 years old...

My non-limited edition Sidi shoes are 9 years old and I still love them. They aren't much to look at but jeeezzz do they feel great. Double centuries and no foot issues ever.
I will be so sad when...
07-25-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,929
Posted By cccorlew

That sounds like a dream! I was going to brag...

That sounds like a dream! I was going to brag that at 64 this year my wife and I rode from the English Channel to Mediterranean. Even though we that included Mont Ventoux (and 72,000 feet of climbing...
07-19-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3,460
Views: 463,851
Posted By cccorlew

Guess what we did this summer? ...

Guess what we did this summer?

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/28634499067_357b080554_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KCkhXM)

Summit, Mont Ventoux (https://flic.kr/p/KCkhXM)
by curtis corlew...
07-19-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By cccorlew

I run Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my commuter.They...

I run Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my commuter.They are super slow, but bullet proof and last forever. How the heck did your son get 4 flats? Is it possible he did a bad mounting job? They are super...
07-08-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By cccorlew

It was amazingly hard. But we did it. I wore my...

It was amazingly hard. But we did it. I wore my NorCal jersey for inspiration. And yes, we stipped at teh memorial on teh way down.
...
07-06-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By cccorlew

Flats: NorCal vs elsewhere

MyLilPony and I just rode about 750 miles each with zero flats.
Riding from the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea we saw almost no broken glass. We've had similar experiences out of state....
06-09-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By cccorlew

On casinos: "Son, those places aren't made to...

On casinos: "Son, those places aren't made to make people like you and me rich."
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