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02-18-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 217
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Posted By dl33

Solvang - I thought the glue taste in the water...

Solvang - I thought the glue taste in the water was from the lemon-lime Heed (first time using lemon-lime). Then thought I couldn't get that taste out of the bottles later into the ride. Finally...
10-12-10, 12:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By dl33

thanks Ben. I finished Solvang/Grand Tour/Bass...

thanks Ben. I finished Solvang/Grand Tour/Bass Lake and DNF at Davis.

During the first three I had stomach issues, dehydration, vomiting. On the Bass Lake double, except for the morning chill and...
09-10-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,620
Posted By dl33

I'll be there.

I'll be there.
06-21-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 21,482
Posted By dl33

nah, only 10 seconds, five second for each turn...

nah, only 10 seconds, five second for each turn around. I remember spinning at like 110 rpm and looked down to see what gear I was in, next thing I was in the gravel. Offroad skills saved it without...
05-24-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By dl33

seems these thiefs get spooked off somehow. ...

seems these thiefs get spooked off somehow. Someone tried to steal my catalytic converter, they actually cut both sides and the rubber hanger and it was just sitting on a cross member of the cars...
04-30-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By dl33

you need to subtract the ~10 miles from the route...

you need to subtract the ~10 miles from the route since the ride starts at Foothill and not Lawrence. Anyway, I was hoping to finish more like 3-4pm plus whatever it takes to ride home.
04-23-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,762
Posted By dl33

Are the measurements still the same as what Henry...

Are the measurements still the same as what Henry post above (post 42)? I'm specifically looking at race cut XS or S.
04-18-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl33

Think the problem was it turned off at the top, I...

Think the problem was it turned off at the top, I powered it up and restarted it but from what I read this causes problems.

Anyways, climbing the wall the third time was actually the best part of...
04-17-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl33

my Edge 500 says I didn't ride today. Guess I...

my Edge 500 says I didn't ride today. Guess I will have to do it again to prove it.
04-01-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,107
Posted By dl33

No need, there's already a countertop thread,...

No need, there's already a countertop thread, interesting where I found it.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?632400-So...-who-knows-something-about-counter-tops
03-24-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,965
Posted By dl33

Okay, was just thinking about the checkered...

Okay, was just thinking about the checkered jersey with 08 on them.
03-24-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,965
Posted By dl33

How about placing "2010" somewhere?

How about placing "2010" somewhere?
03-22-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,965
Posted By dl33

This looks good and I like the colors but how...

This looks good and I like the colors but how about reversing the black and white to offset the summer heat.
03-19-10, 01:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,965
Posted By dl33

I like that waxed leather and brown, maybe add a...

I like that waxed leather and brown, maybe add a little white on the shield or some white lines/curves.
01-20-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By dl33

84.6 miles and 8683' elevation gain/loss. This...

84.6 miles and 8683' elevation gain/loss. This seems closer to reality.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/27380
01-12-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,248
Posted By dl33

those Bushnells aren't very good. You need to be...

those Bushnells aren't very good. You need to be close and it still doesn't pick up the target all the time. Plus the 2mph resolution you might not pick up the max speed depending where it's...
01-11-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,248
Posted By dl33

On the Edge 500, there's an auto and manual...

On the Edge 500, there's an auto and manual setting for wheel calibration. Assuming auto uses gps to calibrate the wheel circumference vs manually entering, anyone know if there's any difference...
01-11-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,248
Posted By dl33

I'm not sure where you got the top speed. For me...

I'm not sure where you got the top speed. For me the fastest part is the first long, straight drop but this does not end with a turn. This first drop ends with a short riser hence no braking...
12-02-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,795
Posted By dl33

I guess all those little climbs add up over 200...

I guess all those little climbs add up over 200 miles.
12-02-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,795
Posted By dl33

Looks like I'm going to cave-in and give a try at...

Looks like I'm going to cave-in and give a try at my first double. I'll sign up by the deadline.

What's the elevation gain? Around 5000ft?
11-17-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,386
Posted By dl33

So I did pass you when you went on those...

So I did pass you when you went on those excursions, cause I remember seeing those cyclist and the motorbikes. You were maybe just a minute behind. Too bad, I would have went up Welch with you if we...
11-01-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By dl33

I remember that, me and some friends got turned...

I remember that, me and some friends got turned away. As a poor student back then, we only had enough cash for the Bart ride home.
11-01-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By dl33

It cost 4.5 euros to walk up the Eiffel Tower so...

It cost 4.5 euros to walk up the Eiffel Tower so why not. Of course with a yearly pass for the locals.
10-20-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,236
Posted By dl33

Shouldn't the title be Halloween ride? ...

Shouldn't the title be Halloween ride?

Anyways, that weekend is a no go for me.
10-10-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,261
Posted By dl33

A personal best for me, 21:25. Only the second...

A personal best for me, 21:25. Only the second time up OLH, first time was at the end of a 80 mile ride, so didn't really remember much. Still coughing from the cool morning air.
09-22-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By dl33

What's this I read about cleaning your bike? And...

What's this I read about cleaning your bike? And did you change that tire?:D
09-20-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,701
Posted By dl33

Took this out for a ride today. 1995 Klein...

Took this out for a ride today. 1995 Klein Attitude with full XTR (except crankset, XTR went octilink so had to settle for the XT with the square spindle).
09-09-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,792
Posted By dl33

I'm 80% on any of the three proposed days. ...

I'm 80% on any of the three proposed days.

Was going to clean my trek but will do it after this ride. What are the steepest sections? Might have to switch some of the cogs and crank.
09-08-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By dl33

The reports above basically covered it, so not...

The reports above basically covered it, so not much to add.

A couple of personal items:

1- that wind was killing me both physically and mentally. On rollies back to the base on Hamilton, I...
09-02-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By dl33

fixed the link, but you basically got it. Up...

fixed the link, but you basically got it. Up Crothers and down Clayton. Then over to Quimby which ever way.

Crothers got that last section you mentioned that looks straight up and this steep...
09-02-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By dl33

Since this is a Hamilton backroads ride, you want...

Since this is a Hamilton backroads ride, you want to add two more roads (one climb/one descent) off Hamilton on the way to Quimby? This will add about 4 miles over just using White Rd and a good warm...
08-29-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,850
Posted By dl33

here's a few more pics. Marin was steep but...

here's a few more pics.

Marin was steep but short enough where you can get it over with. The climb that got me was #5, Claremont the least steep out of the six but the wear from the previous...
08-28-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,935
Posted By dl33

Still on the fence depending on how the Saturday...

Still on the fence depending on how the Saturday ride goes. To save on some driving, I will probably start at Gunn HS and climb Page Mill to meet the group. How much distance and climbing would this...
08-27-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By dl33

yeah, too far in advance maybe probably in for at...

yeah, too far in advance maybe probably in for at least some parts of this. Maybe not the whole thing.
08-24-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,911
Posted By dl33

8 am start is pretty early! Count me in for now...

8 am start is pretty early! Count me in for now starting from BART, we'll see if I can get up and out on Saturday morning.
08-22-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By dl33

Guess this ride was doomed from the start. But me...

Guess this ride was doomed from the start. But me and my buddy Dave went anyway. Our 9am start became 9:40, the climb was not too bad, about mid 80's which went to the mid 90's. Was around 80's with...
08-21-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By dl33

I need to get back early so I'm thinking about...

I need to get back early so I'm thinking about starting at 9am at the school. Will probably turn around at the creek/bridge on the back. Maybe will see the 10:30 starters at the observatory on my...
08-09-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,579
Posted By dl33

Yeah, it was good to see everyone yesterday. Too...

Yeah, it was good to see everyone yesterday. Too bad I couldn't finish Hicks, its been over a decade, maybe two since the last time I was out that way. I set a time limit of 1:50 turn around on...
08-09-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By dl33

I just did Bohlman/On Orbit for the first time...

I just did Bohlman/On Orbit for the first time yesterday and am pretty sure Welch Creek is worst. B/OO is hard cause you climb then it hits you with the steep part at the end. Welch Creek is just...
08-08-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,579
Posted By dl33

I'm pretty sure it wasn't the eating and drinking...

I'm pretty sure it wasn't the eating and drinking even though the end result was dehydration. I think I know what happened but need to experiment a little more.
08-07-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,579
Posted By dl33

Okay, great idea. Sounds like I'll make this...

Okay, great idea. Sounds like I'll make this ride. Where do you propose we meet/start in Los Gatos?

I'll change out the wheels and use water bottles.
08-07-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,579
Posted By dl33

couple questions before I commit: 1- about...

couple questions before I commit:

1- about how long will this ride take? Can we get back by say 3pm?
2- are camelbacks required if I promise to drink from bottles?
3- are there lots of tight...
08-03-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By dl33

I think I had about 4000 miles on the chain (dura...

I think I had about 4000 miles on the chain (dura ace 7800) I just changed out. It was stretched about 1/16". My other bike has about 2000 miles and no noticeable stretch, also a 7800 chain. I guess...
08-03-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By dl33

you guys are not the only ones. Similar thing,...

you guys are not the only ones. Similar thing, with the brake cable end creaking in the holder on the top tube. A little grease solved this for me until sweat corroded it again. So I had to clean...
08-02-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,775
Posted By dl33

Congrats to all. You 200 milers amaze me.

Congrats to all. You 200 milers amaze me.
08-02-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,219
Posted By dl33

The front side of Hamilton would probably be Cat...

The front side of Hamilton would probably be Cat 3 for the first section, cat 4 for the middle section and cat 2 for the final section. I just got back from riding stage 20 (most of it, will need a...
08-02-09, 01:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,219
Posted By dl33

Looks like I missed a good BF ride/challenge. So...

Looks like I missed a good BF ride/challenge. So when's the next one?
07-13-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,176
Posted By dl33

Ramon said he saw you but you disappeared. ...

Ramon said he saw you but you disappeared.



yeah, I camped at the air strip. Only thing was no restrooms so I just used bottled water to clean up. I was going to use the showers at the campsite...
07-12-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,176
Posted By dl33

thanks for the well wishes everyone. Within 5-10...

thanks for the well wishes everyone. Within 5-10 minutes of putting in the IV, I felt much better. So they dropped me off at Turtle Rock Park to finished off the bag of saline then released me.
...
06-28-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By dl33

I'm usually around 125 lbs, today after 2.7 x...

I'm usually around 125 lbs, today after 2.7 x Diablo today. I weighed 119.5 lbs. Is there a safe limit?
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