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06-18-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,310
Posted By Beachgrad05

No, the Obama administration did not start the...

No, the Obama administration did not start the free phone thing. Much like the Affordable Care Act is NOT actually ObamaCare. Sigh.

http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/phone-home/


"The...
06-17-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,689
Posted By Beachgrad05

Amtrak Century by OCW is no more?

Amtrak Century by OCW is no more?
06-15-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,965
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have put 346 miles on the Bianchi now. All...

I have put 346 miles on the Bianchi now. All commute or circles in my neighborhood in April when I was doing 30 days of biking and would take for a lap of my neighborhood the days I didnít commute or...
06-13-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,689
Posted By Beachgrad05

You can combine two rides that occur...

You can combine two rides that occur consecutively on ridewithgps. But not more.

I used https://feub.net/gps-track-tools/merge-activities/

it allows total file size of 64mb for all gpx files...
06-13-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,689
Posted By Beachgrad05

I rode in 2016 and last year 2018 but didnít ride...

I rode in 2016 and last year 2018 but didnít ride EVERY mile like I did in 2015.

I am signed up to do again in 2020.

Now that hip is done and I am recovered from shoulder surgery....think I...
06-12-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,689
Posted By Beachgrad05

I figured out where I could combine multiple day...

I figured out where I could combine multiple day event into one ride. I did AIDS Lifecycle first time in 2015 and I rode every mile. Here is that file.

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/35879312
...
06-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Beachgrad05

I broke my left collarbone in a motorcycle...

I broke my left collarbone in a motorcycle accident years ago. It was broken clean in two. Not sure of terminology. I had to wear a brace to pull my shoulder back to align the two pieces. It grew...
05-28-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Beachgrad05

That is AWESOME. I have hope then...that my...

That is AWESOME. I have hope then...that my HUSBAND will someday decide riding a bike looks fun.
05-28-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

I too can't read/view route slips while riding. ...

I too can't read/view route slips while riding. I like to put routes on my Garmin ahead of time. My 500 would do turn by turn if I downloaded the TCX route from RidewithGPS which you could only do...
05-26-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Beachgrad05

Lovely bike. Motorcycle and bicycle are both...

Lovely bike. Motorcycle and bicycle are both vulnerable on the road....
05-25-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1020/0f170f73_22a4_4f32_be30_37af051f3bec_9313c0ae82b88f251ed4d38ac0a88c535048a281.jpeg
Sold other wheels today!

used my wheel funds to...
05-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Beachgrad05

Looks like you got the advice you sought already...

Looks like you got the advice you sought already but as one of the few active female forum members I wanted to bid you a huge WELCOME!
05-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,531
Posted By Beachgrad05

Mine too. Both of mine are early models too. Got...

Mine too. Both of mine are early models too. Got one in 2014 and the other in 2015.

Note I only have them because my HR is super low and not a very good indicator of how intense I am working while...
05-12-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

Well the original guy kept bugging me and bought...

Well the original guy kept bugging me and bought wheels yesterday for cash. Still have the ďRaceĒ wheels up fir sale

picked up my Sidi shoes. I have ordered some Sidi insoles for better comfort....
05-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

He never responded to my reply to him about when...

He never responded to my reply to him about when to Meet. So I am not there. Guessing he was somehow going to try and rip me off?
05-07-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

Chevron gas station near my house that always has...

Chevron gas station near my house that always has lots of customers and will have my husband with me again.
05-07-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

He messaged me thru LetGo asking when to meet...

He messaged me thru LetGo asking when to meet today. Of course, I am at WORK. I told him same spot at 6pm tonight. told him to bring cash in exact amount.
05-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

I put two sets of wheels up on LetGo plus a old...

I put two sets of wheels up on LetGo plus a old trunk mount bike rack from Rhode Gear. I have this guy who wants one of the wheel sets. He showed up at meet up point near my home w/o CASH. Guess...
05-04-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/e2ab28ed_914c_4b4f_a049_bd6bb1c07aa6_6deda196cc69d3c7ae763cf3c59f7f32bb67f3d0.jpeg
Finally got a ride with the Zipp carbon bars today....
05-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

I definitely want to do this. Beautiful...

I definitely want to do this. Beautiful countryside! I should be in excellent cycling shape by next year!
05-02-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,625
Posted By Beachgrad05

tunavic That looks AMAZING. Must put on my...

tunavic That looks AMAZING. Must put on my calendar for NEXT year. Those roads look really nice.
04-29-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have the walkable cleats and no squeaking. ...

I have the walkable cleats and no squeaking.

I looked at cleat position and think I have cleat too far to inside of foot putting too much of foot off pedal to outside.

going to try moving...
04-28-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

It was beautiful. TOUGH tho. I threw in towel. ...

It was beautiful. TOUGH tho. I threw in towel. Between my feet, shoulder, lack of riding and weight gained...plus wind kicked up...I was not having fun snd was miserable. My friends were all way...
04-28-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

Yesterday I attempted the Joshua Tree 55. I had...

Yesterday I attempted the Joshua Tree 55. I had thought it would feel similar to GMR to Village. I was wrong. I ended up turning around after climbing about 1900 feet at the 12.2 mile mark. Wind was...
04-22-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

Feel wider. Tho only rode around my neighborhood....

Feel wider. Tho only rode around my neighborhood. This weekend in Joshua Tree should be good test
04-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

I finally put the Zipp carbon bars On Emonda. ...

I finally put the Zipp carbon bars On Emonda. Did it myself :thumb:

put orange lizard skins on. Wrapped them myself.
...
04-16-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

No doubt the bee thought it had hit the...

No doubt the bee thought it had hit the motherlode of oranges with my bright orange kit and helmet. Haha :lol:
04-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

This weekend I did my first century since LAST...

This weekend I did my first century since LAST April 7, 2018. The Paul Hulse Century is run by Positive Pedalers. It starts in Santa Clarita and goes to Ventura and then back. I got stung by a bee...
04-12-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

Im going to be attempting a Century tomorrow. ...

Im going to be attempting a Century tomorrow. Itís the same ride I did last year on my birthday. It starts in Santa Clarita. I was unable to find a reasonable rate in hotel ir someone to share...
04-11-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Beachgrad05

Interesting you say it is only to the right you...

Interesting you say it is only to the right you have issues. Do you have any physical issues on that side? Are you right handed or left?

I rode a motorcycle for years. In 1992 I had an...
04-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,965
Posted By Beachgrad05

So I have been using the Bianchi to commute on. I...

So I have been using the Bianchi to commute on. I put the Specialized Power saddle on it and replaced the stock a** hatchet. LOL I am feeling comfortable with the 90mm stem which was stock. Tho I had...
04-09-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

For some reason it is not letting me quote both...

For some reason it is not letting me quote both of you TrojanHorse and jimincalif regarding my question.

Seems there IS a sticker on my carbon wheels that does indicate the max PSI of 115. So I'm...
04-05-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have a question related to carbon fiber wheels....

I have a question related to carbon fiber wheels. Are you not supposed to inflate to high pressure like say 110 with Carbon Wheels? I heard someone telling another person to inflate to like 85PSI...
04-04-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

camera audio didnít pick ip the early part of...

camera audio didnít pick ip the early part of what she was saying but did catch her calling us selfish and narcissistic. And thatís why nobody stops when we get hit. She did like the cute uniforms.
04-03-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

This has video of jogger that got mad at us for...

This has video of jogger that got mad at us for riding on road out of nowhere last fall in Dana Point. Followed by the driver who pointedly told me to ride on sidewalk
...
04-02-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By Beachgrad05

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1344x1242/87594edf_f2f1_4924_be19_eb99e0db83ec_65fb5136d0fd92d07de7794e023f2459e5b66311.jpeg

My fitness is again moving in positive direction ...
03-27-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have those. They are great. Using on my morning...

I have those. They are great. Using on my morning commute
03-27-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,965
Posted By Beachgrad05

Sold my hybrid this weekend too. Got $180 for...

Sold my hybrid this weekend too. Got $180 for it. Threw in the trunk bag since I donít need. Not putting rear rack on Bianchi.
...
03-27-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,965
Posted By Beachgrad05

Zombie thread post. I recently purchased...

Zombie thread post.

I recently purchased another Vigorelli. It has a shaped downtube whuch is different than the previous one I had. I am using for my commute. Brakes suck so the ultegra...
03-01-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Beachgrad05

i knew about the new charges and being back...

i knew about the new charges and being back behind bars etc but wondered if anything beyond that.
02-28-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Beachgrad05

Has the murderer from last year gone to trial...

Has the murderer from last year gone to trial yet? I couldnít find anything
02-27-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,778
Posted By Beachgrad05

Told Hubby I bought another bike and he didnít...

Told Hubby I bought another bike and he didnít freak out! Progress!
02-27-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,778
Posted By Beachgrad05

@TrojanHorse you are not wrong about me...

@TrojanHorse

you are not wrong about me saying the vigorelli was off fit wise. It wasnt all that bad but I needed to make myself feel better for selling it over the Madone. The Madone was my...
02-26-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,778
Posted By Beachgrad05

my husband bid on a classic impala this weekend...

my husband bid on a classic impala this weekend when he already has a Chevelle SS in garage. There is really no room for another 60ís era muscle type car. He didnít win it but I figured we had room...
02-26-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,778
Posted By Beachgrad05

Iíve been off bike and admit being lazy while...

Iíve been off bike and admit being lazy while recovering from surgery. Cleared to ride and havenít yet. Iím out of shape and itís my fault.

That said... I am buying another Bianchi Vigorelli...
11-16-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By Beachgrad05

Im taking advil PM and one 10-325...

Im taking advil PM and one 10-325 oxy-acetaminophen. Im getting there but our recliner is busted and the loveseat recliner isnt as roomy so im struggling to get comfortable. A trip to Bobs...
11-16-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By Beachgrad05

I'm bending my arm and such often ... just no...

I'm bending my arm and such often ... just no lifting or reaching. I only had the one full tear and 1 partial of the bicep something or other. Sleeping is the hardest thing for me. This...
11-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By Beachgrad05

So I'm two weeks post rotator cuff and bicep...

So I'm two weeks post rotator cuff and bicep tendon repair in my right shoulder. Oh man it sucks. Sleep is tough to come by as I'm stuck in an immobilizer when I sleep and can't sleep in my usual...
11-15-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By Beachgrad05

From my understanding posterior approach is still...

From my understanding posterior approach is still more common. The doctor needs to know how to do anterior approach and they need a special table that looks like something people were tortured on. ...
10-25-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Beachgrad05

I rode thru the area during this time. Folks...

I rode thru the area during this time. Folks were illegally parking on shoulder/blocking bike lane where traffic was still open south of HB. Trying to ride thru there was not fun at all.
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