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10-31-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By alancommike

I haven’t been there in a while, but don’t forget...

I haven’t been there in a while, but don’t forget about George at Slough’s in San Jose.
09-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

Closing the loop on this. Insurance says that "my...

Closing the loop on this. Insurance says that "my bike" wasn't returned, so the claim is still valid. They don't want the frame, it's mine to do with what I want. So, I see some nice new wheels in my...
09-23-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

Police are sending the case to the DA. Whether or...

Police are sending the case to the DA. Whether or not something happens after that....

Restitution is between the perp and my insurance. I'm trying to figure out now how to deal with the recovery...
09-23-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

yes! :) surreal. i guess his thinking is...

yes! :)

surreal. i guess his thinking is that if he's no longer in possession he can't be arrested for burglary????
09-23-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

I'm amazed, the police tracked down the dude and...

I'm amazed, the police tracked down the dude and he still had my bike! I was persistent and kept calling for status. The detective on the case called the phone number they had attached to this guy....
05-27-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

Thanks for the nextdoor.com recommendation. That...

Thanks for the nextdoor.com recommendation. That went up soon after it happened. Here (https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=112237933).

I appreciate the recommendations for sites to search and...
05-27-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

Yes, had the police out each time and gave them...

Yes, had the police out each time and gave them all the footage. They even took prints. There's all sorts of emotions with this, one of them is that I built that bike over many years and many...
05-26-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

Yep, you got the area. I've been on the lookout....

Yep, you got the area. I've been on the lookout. I also talked to the folks at La Dolce Velo, Hyland, and Spokesman (they did the build, so there's a Spokesman sticker). I posted to Bike Index too.
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05-25-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came...

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came back this morning for my wife's bike, but of course we had the garage door locked. Pretty darn bold. We got good pictures of the perps in the...
05-24-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,702
Posted By alancommike

C60 Stolen from garage - San Jose

Heads up on bike theft in San Jose.
My Colnago C60 was stolen last night from my garage in San Jose. If you're come across a match with someone trying to sell it, it might be mine. It was taken by...
05-17-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By alancommike

There's always highway 9 into Saratoga. Either...

There's always highway 9 into Saratoga. Either loop around that a few times head up Pierce Rd right off of 9. The beginning part isn't very hilly and then hit Mt. Eden up around Steven's Creek...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,651
Posted By alancommike

I think it really depends on how fit you are. If...

I think it really depends on how fit you are. If you're in great shape, the extra endurance from running probably won't do much. If your lungs give out before your legs then running is just one more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,603
Posted By alancommike

This. Works, easy, cheap.

This. Works, easy, cheap.
06-26-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,930
Posted By alancommike

Me, certainly not. I was once a bicyclist, many...

Me, certainly not. I was once a bicyclist, many many years ago. Then came a career and some inverted priorities. I'm just starting to ride again, there's not much action my body is able to get into...
06-25-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,930
Posted By alancommike

I don't see how the driving analogy holds. How...

I don't see how the driving analogy holds. How much fitness and skill does it take to get in a car and step on a pedal? Not talking about the sport of car racing here.

The point in the article...
06-24-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,930
Posted By alancommike

More Strava bad press - Chron

C.W. Nevius has a pretty awful column in Saturday's Chron about Strava. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Strava-s-KOM-awards-blamed-for-reckless-bicycling-3657025.php

His angle is the...
05-02-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By alancommike

Find some other hills that you can get over with...

Find some other hills that you can get over with a struggle, but don't "kill you". Start doing those, then other's that are bigger, rinse and repeat. Pretty soon, your killer hill, will still be a...
04-01-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,902
Posted By alancommike

When i lived in TX there were a few years where...

When i lived in TX there were a few years where we joked that we had 'fell'. Just skipped right from summer to winter, no nice fall season.
03-31-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By alancommike

The shop didn't really close suddenly. Terry...

The shop didn't really close suddenly. Terry hasn't been there in a few months. I had my bike there since early in the year for a drivetrain upgrade and set of wheels that Terry was going to build....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By alancommike

6 weeks of eating a diet with a 30% higher...

6 weeks of eating a diet with a 30% higher calorie intake than normal with a high fat content AND no exercise. They only gained 6 lbs on average? I'd gain like 20!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,249
Posted By alancommike

Didn't think there was anything around here that...

Didn't think there was anything around here that steep. There's a mile or so of 10% and then another 1/2 mile or so of up to 15% and then more of the same all the way up. Granted, I looked at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,249
Posted By alancommike

Where?

Where?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,249
Posted By alancommike

You're in Northern California, right? Where's...

You're in Northern California, right? Where's this???

You could calculate gear-inches to do a simple comparison. I have a little spreadsheet I made to compare various configurations to see what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,249
Posted By alancommike

+1 on Cupertino Bikes (yes, on De Anza, but a...

+1 on Cupertino Bikes (yes, on De Anza, but a little hidden) for Cervelo and having the LBS swap the cassette. I was just there the other day and they had a huge inventory. I'm not sure how/why they...
09-22-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

Just rode Los Gatos Blvd south to Shannon -...

Just rode Los Gatos Blvd south to Shannon - Kennedy during lunch today. Not easysauce. :)
Shannon was good, could actually keep up an acceptable cadence over 3/4 of the hill. Kennedy was a bit of a...
09-21-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

thanks for all the routes. there's plenty here to...

thanks for all the routes. there's plenty here to keep me occupied for quite a while with enough variety that i can "move up" as i improve.

haven't tried Montebello, but I prefer loops where i...
09-20-10, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

t4mv, yep, you got the route. 3 times around was...

t4mv, yep, you got the route. 3 times around was just enough pain for me for a day. seems kinda nuttty, but i got faster each time. i guess i learned when i could push and when i'd need to conserve a...
09-20-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

i'm in san jose - distance isn't an issue, just...

i'm in san jose - distance isn't an issue, just climbs. hence the hill repeats.

kennedy/shannon looks like a nice short loop with bunny hills just my size. that is, as long as i remember to turn....
09-20-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

Thanks guys. Between strava.com and actc I can...

Thanks guys. Between strava.com and actc I can find a few more rides that fit where I'm at right now. Redwood Gulch actually looks doable from the hwy 9 side, though not sure about from the Mt. Eden...
09-20-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By alancommike

Similar to Pierce Rd for hill repeats?

Been trying to feel better on hills (maybe, less worse is the better phrase?). I did Pierce - Rt 9 - Saratoga Sunnyvale loop a few times yesterday. If anyone is familiar with that, I'd appreciate...
09-20-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By alancommike

I've been riding around on my ancient Trek 360...

I've been riding around on my ancient Trek 360 (bright yellow, scuffed up, with downtube shifters) for most of the summer getting my cycling legs back. I've been waving and nodding, but not getting...
09-10-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By alancommike

@dchiefransom - yep probably, 95126. on hanchett....

@dchiefransom - yep probably, 95126. on hanchett. i'm the project foodie delivery. i'm into cooking too. biking let's me eat more! :)
09-09-10, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By alancommike

@JTGraphics - it's a 54. No plans on selling...

@JTGraphics - it's a 54. No plans on selling though, I'd rather upgrade. It's only worth a few hundred, that won't get me anywhere close to a new frame + build. Budget dictates upgrade.

Nice list...
09-09-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By alancommike

i haven't been to Shaw's in a long time, i'll...

i haven't been to Shaw's in a long time, i'll stop by there. i'll also try Slough's, i live within walking distance of them.

i don't have the time and skill to do the rebuild myself, so would...
09-09-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By alancommike

South Bay shops with built up Campy bikes?

I'm looking to upgrade my drivetrain. Visited a few shops and can easily find Shimano and SRAM, but not too much Campy. I'd like to test ride (indoor trainer is fine) to get a feel for the...
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