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10-21-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By cthenn

Well what I guess I meant is that I wouldn't feel...

Well what I guess I meant is that I wouldn't feel bad or "guilty" if I did that and it was legal. I get yelled at for running stop signs and some signals, and I know I'm doing something against the...
10-21-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By cthenn

:rolleyes: Somebody's mad about the recall...

:rolleyes:

Somebody's mad about the recall...
10-21-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By cthenn

Newsom vetoes stop sign law for cyclists

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/gov-newsom-vetoes-stop-sign-bill-for-cyclists/

Bummer. Was hoping this would get signed, but it doesn't really change the way I ride. Still usually blow...
10-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By cthenn

Def don't want to start an argument, it's...

Def don't want to start an argument, it's useless, but I guess I somewhat object to the "racer boy" stereotype which is seemingly just as prevalent as those labeled as "Freds". Just because someone...
10-13-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By cthenn

Jeez that's impressive.

Jeez that's impressive.
10-08-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By cthenn

OT, but has anyone ridden through the other...

OT, but has anyone ridden through the other closure on Happy Valley, or if it's open yet?
10-07-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By cthenn

The winner was 44', which is insane because...

The winner was 44', which is insane because that's almost sub 40' from the tire poppers. The record from the poppers is held by pros in the Amgen Tour, something in the 38 min range, so his time for...
10-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By cthenn

I would reverse that order, but agreed more or...

I would reverse that order, but agreed more or less:lol:
09-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

Thankfully this does not absolve the "murderer"...

Thankfully this does not absolve the "murderer" of civil liability. And being a high-profile, high-wage earner, there's a chance this person does not completely get off scott free.
09-29-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By cthenn

Congrats, that's a great accomplishment! I'm...

Congrats, that's a great accomplishment! I'm about 1:30 from T-shirt level and it's a race between improving my fitness, and age getting to me :lol:. One of these years I will try and devote a...
09-13-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By cthenn

I rode through yesterday. The culvert under the...

I rode through yesterday. The culvert under the hairpin is being replaced, so it will be a full 24 hour closure. Also, I heard the county may be doing much needed repairs above the hairpin on the...
09-13-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By cthenn

Exactly. Oh, you bought our bike from Mike's 2...

Exactly. Oh, you bought our bike from Mike's 2 years ago? GFY and find some other place to get your bike serviced. This is not the first dooshy thing they've done either.
09-11-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

AQI has been 0 the past 2 days. Glorious...

AQI has been 0 the past 2 days. Glorious Saturday, brilliant blue skies.
09-11-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By cthenn

If this means less ugly ass Spesh bikes on the...

If this means less ugly ass Spesh bikes on the road, I'm all for it:lol:
09-09-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

Yeah, except they are talking more about the dry...

Yeah, except they are talking more about the dry lightning associated with whatever pittance we get. I swear if this thing starts a whole new batch of wildfires, I quit earth.
09-08-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

A year ago today the skies looked like this. ...

A year ago today the skies looked like this.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/952x541/lex3_34868d2643ffca6cf7bda80e6a354c9a50c164db.jpg

It's hot af outside today, but at...
09-08-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By cthenn

Yeah I felt the same way. Weird, because it...

Yeah I felt the same way. Weird, because it literally doesn't matter, I could come out my driveway and be hit 100' from my house. It can happen anywhere, but we all seem to worry more when it's a...
09-07-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By cthenn

So wait, it's no longer a bicyclist vs car? ...

So wait, it's no longer a bicyclist vs car? That's way off from the initial CHP report!
09-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

I have 2 bikes with fenders, and I go out in the...

I have 2 bikes with fenders, and I go out in the rain and mud all the time, bro. I don't see where I said "it's hard to go out the door into a storm", but that's your problem. :foo:
09-06-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By cthenn

Crazy...it's one of those things we all know as...

Crazy...it's one of those things we all know as road cyclists...it can happen anywhere at any time. RIP, I hope they catch the scumbag that killed the rider.
09-02-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

It's the same during winter, when it rains,...

It's the same during winter, when it rains, always on the weekends. Perhaps I shouldn't complain, considering what we're going through, but storms always seem to roll through on the weekends. Then I...
09-02-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

AQ has done a 180 from yesterday. Best day in...

AQ has done a 180 from yesterday. Best day in weeks, actual blue skies and clean air. Today it's back in the 100's and supposed to continue like this (or get worse) for the next few days. And...
09-01-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By cthenn

Tell that to Mother Nature, maybe we'll get some...

Tell that to Mother Nature, maybe we'll get some more rain this year huh?
08-30-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

it's like having a power meter. Doesn't matter...

it's like having a power meter. Doesn't matter the actual number, just learn what number the AQ start to affect you. No matter the adjustment. I don't use any of the adjustments, and so I know...
08-28-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

ended up doing a 45 mile ride, longer than I...

ended up doing a 45 mile ride, longer than I thought it was going to be. There was a pocket of decent air on the PA map near Crockett/Rodeo, so I masked up from home until I got there, then did a...
08-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

who's going out today? Oranges/reds out there,...

who's going out today? Oranges/reds out there, really no relief except the flats near Berkeley and parts of SF...it's borderline for me, I might go out with an N95 and do a shorter, easier ride...
08-20-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By cthenn

The other day I was riding in the Berkeley Hills,...

The other day I was riding in the Berkeley Hills, the AQI was in the 60-80 range, and I didn't smell smoke. However, there was a bit of ash falling, and by the time I got back, I was was coated in a...
08-20-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

Thankfully, we've had a relentless onshore wind...

Thankfully, we've had a relentless onshore wind at the coast and inner bay regions. I live over the hill, and we've been stuck in the mid 100's this week, whereas on the other side of the Caldecott,...
08-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

Tomorrow it starts...smoke is forecast for the...

Tomorrow it starts...smoke is forecast for the Bay Area, as winds will be out of the north. F this!
08-03-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

Thank goodness the winds are still onshore! Once...

Thank goodness the winds are still onshore! Once September hits, everything will reverse and we'll be in proper smoke season...unfortunately this looks to be a realible reality for a few months...
08-03-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By cthenn

Two additional slide repairs, one on AVR near...

Two additional slide repairs, one on AVR near Ferndale (near the east end of Pig Farm Hill), and one on Pinole Valley Rd just west of the Castro Ranch intersection. Looks like Contra Costa is...
08-03-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By cthenn

Funny that I replied to this thread back in June,...

Funny that I replied to this thread back in June, then forgot about it. I did end up riding through there a few weeks ago, and it was sketchy AF!!! Crazy scary, K-rails right up to the lane line in...
07-27-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

The stories are endless, but how about the guy in...

The stories are endless, but how about the guy in Port Costa who killed a rider on McEwen Road several years ago, hid his truck, got away with it for several months, and when was finally caught,...
07-24-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

What's even worse is not only is there a bike...

What's even worse is not only is there a bike lane, there's a bike lane AND a shoulder! It's practically 10 feet of buffer, and it still wasn't enough. Looks like based on your description, it's at...
07-22-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

JFC. RIP Greg Knapp. edit: And to the...

JFC.

RIP Greg Knapp.

edit: And to the news media, F off it's not a "bike crash" he was run over by a GD car. "Bike crash" or "accident" is offensive.
07-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By cthenn

Good find, took me a minute to see it, but yeah,...

Good find, took me a minute to see it, but yeah, it's totally visible from the street, anyone from the area know if this still exists and is useable?
07-21-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

I heard on the news this morning when reporting...

I heard on the news this morning when reporting this story that a car had "swerved" into the bike lane and hit him. Unfortunately that can happen anywhere, he was at the wrong place at the wrong...
07-20-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,570
Posted By cthenn

Jeez, there's zero warning there...it's a guard...

Jeez, there's zero warning there...it's a guard rail and what looks like a big drop off then all of a sudden POW! I always think about these kinds of things going down Diablo, coming around a blind...
07-20-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By cthenn

The intersection of Bollinger at Dougherty does...

The intersection of Bollinger at Dougherty does have decent bike lanes. Cars can get some ridiculous speeds through that corridor, but I never found it particularly dicey. All it takes is one dummy...
07-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By cthenn

We should keep a thread like this active all the...

We should keep a thread like this active all the time for Bay Area road work, I live in the East Bay, so often times don't look into other areas, and wouldn't want to go somewhere far only to run...
07-15-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,648
Posted By cthenn

Well of course, yeah I mean the only stop signs I...

Well of course, yeah I mean the only stop signs I really blow through are exactly these...the far side of a T-intx. There's really no reason to stop, especially when there's a dedicated bike lane. ...
07-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By cthenn

The one in Oregon is absolutely monstrous!...

The one in Oregon is absolutely monstrous! Imagine if we get offshore winds, ugh! The marine influence this year has been very impressive, apart from a few (extreme) heatwaves, this summer has been...
07-15-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,648
Posted By cthenn

If they were being real, that would be the reason...

If they were being real, that would be the reason the couple above would use. Most of the time, a cop is not staked out waiting to bust cyclists for stop sign violations, especially on the far side...
07-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By cthenn

Gosh Darn Wahoo!!!

Man how the mighty have fallen. Used to love my Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, but it's just been getting more and more buggy over the years. I have an ongoing list of issues, but the latest one is the sudden...
07-14-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By cthenn

I had to turn around once on Pinehurst this...

I had to turn around once on Pinehurst this winter when a tree fell over the roadway and work crews were clearing it. It was a 15 mile detour at the end of a long hard ride that sucked...
07-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By cthenn

Upcoming road closures, East Bay (major detours!)

I've been made aware of some upcoming road work which will cause major impacts to the cycling community due to road closures. First one will be on Happy Valley Road, just east of Bear Creek Road, for...
07-05-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By cthenn

I never updated it, but yes, I was able to get...

I never updated it, but yes, I was able to get around the closures. The officers were all very polite, and it was definitely a fun run through the area. It was cool and cloudy and very quiet, and it...
07-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By cthenn

GP Blvd road closure

I read that GP Blvd is closed to cars today for the 4th, does anyone know if cyclists are allowed through? Last minute post here lol I'm going to leave in about an hour so if anyone knows!?
07-01-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,570
Posted By cthenn

I can still remember the time I was riding up Mt....

I can still remember the time I was riding up Mt. Hamilton and just as a car sped around me, a huge deer jumped out in front of the car and got smashed head on. The deer slides for probably a hundred...
07-01-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By cthenn

Heatmap is your friend! You can link up any...

Heatmap is your friend! You can link up any number of roads into almost any length/climbing ride you want.
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