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02-12-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By sd_mike

Clipping in isn't that difficult, neither is...

Clipping in isn't that difficult, neither is accelerating. If it is an issue, get better pedals! Those are poor excuses to not stop. There may be a few states, but California isn't one of them.
02-12-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By sd_mike

I've found that drivers tend to get really upset...

I've found that drivers tend to get really upset when you don't go when they wave you... how odd a "nice" gesture turns ugly for them so quickly. I've had too many instances of problems to trust them...
02-11-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By sd_mike

Don't go when someone "waves" you to go......

Don't go when someone "waves" you to go... Another driver did that for another driver that pulled out in front of me... causing me to collide. I ended up with three fractures in my face, two sprained...
02-11-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,633
Posted By sd_mike

I know that is a joke... but there is a spot on...

I know that is a joke... but there is a spot on my commute is it sadly true, and people are willing to damn near hit you to get to it! This would be NB Murphy Canyon Road just south of Aero Drive in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By sd_mike

I rode a double century in a skinsuit, you can...

I rode a double century in a skinsuit, you can get by easily. I put my stuff in the seat bag.
02-16-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By sd_mike

I've got 32c tires on my Fuji Cross Comp, and...

I've got 32c tires on my Fuji Cross Comp, and fenders (SKS). Haven't had any issue so far with rocks. I've taken the bike over singletrack without problem.
12-05-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By sd_mike

License plates PEOPLE! Report them to the police....

License plates PEOPLE! Report them to the police. Why is this a problem?
11-28-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By sd_mike

Daylight Pass was FUN! It was a heck of a climb...

Daylight Pass was FUN! It was a heck of a climb via Mud Canyon, steeper than the Beatty Cutoff. I didn't get to ride down it, went via Titus Canyon. Ended with a bit over 60 miles and 8400' of climb....
11-28-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By sd_mike

Well, 60 miles, 8400' climb, lots of fun. The...

Well, 60 miles, 8400' climb, lots of fun. The first "flat" pavement I hit wasn't until the end, everything else was UP or down. I highly recommend a bike ride through Titus Canyon, especially for...
11-24-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By sd_mike

I'll be climbing Daylight and Red Passes this...

I'll be climbing Daylight and Red Passes this Friday, should be fun, cold, but fun. 13 miles of 6%, can't say I've done that before.
11-23-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By sd_mike

Death Valley - Thanksgiving weekend

Anyone going to be out in Death Valley this weekend? I'm planning on riding Daylight Pass and Titus Canyon finally. Should be fun, and COLD! I'll be at the Texas Springs Campground, with the toyota...
11-08-10, 12:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,747
Posted By sd_mike

I tried to take my cyclocross bike there, knobby...

I tried to take my cyclocross bike there, knobby tires and all. They still didn't like it. I've taken that thing to Mammoth Mountain and they were concerned about "safety". So am I! It is my...
11-06-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By sd_mike

Weather Underground uses NWS forecast models, so...

Weather Underground uses NWS forecast models, so pretty much the same thing. They use the NWS zone forecasts too.
09-26-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By sd_mike

Also check the weather forecast and try not to...

Also check the weather forecast and try not to choose a very hot day. I've ridden to Julian before, it is best when it is a lot cooler considering the climbing involved.
09-26-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Fyi
Views: 1,066
Posted By sd_mike

Thanks for the sarcastic remark. Did I say...

Thanks for the sarcastic remark. Did I say anything about anything not making mistakes? Need not reply further as it doesn't apply to this topic.
09-26-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Fyi
Views: 1,066
Posted By sd_mike

Contact DMV and start there.

Contact DMV and start there.
09-23-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Fyi
Views: 1,066
Posted By sd_mike

Bicycle violations NEVER go on your DRIVING...

Bicycle violations NEVER go on your DRIVING record, in California. Doesn't matter d/l number or not.
09-20-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By sd_mike

There is a shop on University Ave in La Mesa (or...

There is a shop on University Ave in La Mesa (or San Diego, it is really near the line) called "Ye Old Bike Shoppe". They have quite a few old bikes that might fit your needs. They seem to specialize...
09-20-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By sd_mike

I'm interested in this ride. It seems to be...

I'm interested in this ride. It seems to be within my range and would be best with others. Nate Harrison Grade is much more fun than South Grade though (dirt road precludes those crazies on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By sd_mike

Get a cyclocross bike. I've ridden that in pretty...

Get a cyclocross bike. I've ridden that in pretty much any condition (rain, snow...). Fenders can also be added.
09-11-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By sd_mike

It even looks like a skinsuit. They sure do make...

It even looks like a skinsuit. They sure do make those in small sizes these days.
09-10-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By sd_mike

I'm curious, why an organized one? I'd save the...

I'm curious, why an organized one? I'd save the money and make my own. I've had lots of fun on my rides, only once did I go on anything close to an organized one, and even that one was just with a...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,699
Posted By sd_mike

I do listen to music on longer rides, with an mp3...

I do listen to music on longer rides, with an mp3 player using a cell phone ear bud. One ear to traffic, one to music. When I was riding along Big Sur, I heard the music, the traffic, and the waves...
09-06-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By sd_mike

Rode Mammoth again, down the mountain six times....

Rode Mammoth again, down the mountain six times. Still got a lot of positive responses - "Wow, I'm impressed", "Hardcore", "Cool". Had lots of fun, explored some trails I hadn't taken before. I also...
09-03-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By sd_mike

I went from Redondo to Long Beach a few weeks...

I went from Redondo to Long Beach a few weeks ago, found a really good route. From Palos Verdes Dr N, I took Vermont Ave to Lomita Blvd to Wilmington Ave to Sepulveda Blvd (which becomes Willow St...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By sd_mike

Long commute or actually live closer to work. I'd...

Long commute or actually live closer to work. I'd pick living closer. The added expenses of living farther, no matter how you get there, will eventually outweigh the savings in housing prices. Rather...
08-17-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,294
Posted By sd_mike

If cycling shorts are designed to be worn without...

If cycling shorts are designed to be worn without underwear, then it isn't really "commando" is it? You'd be wearing it as designed. Now, regular shorts without underwear, that would be "commando".
08-11-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By sd_mike

I know there are in the San Diego area...

I know there are in the San Diego area (sdbikecommuter.com has a few), surely there must be in the Los Angeles area. You could also create your own. The thing with groups for me is - if the purpose...
08-09-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By sd_mike

The best solution for fines would be the German...

The best solution for fines would be the German way. You pay according to your net worth. The whole "I can afford the ticket" crap would end in a hurry if you paid thousands for a speeding or cell...
08-09-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,600
Posted By sd_mike

I rode the route: Palos Verdes Drive N - Vermont...

I rode the route: Palos Verdes Drive N - Vermont Ave - Lomita Blvd - Wilmington Ave - Sepulveda Blvd - Willow St - Los Angeles River Trail to be a very decent route. There was light traffic and...
08-06-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By sd_mike

I find it sad that so many no longer hold the...

I find it sad that so many no longer hold the phone to their ear, but hold the phone up using the speakerphone. Now, last I checked, that isn't HANDS FREE is it? Are they that cheap they cannot...
08-05-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,621
Posted By sd_mike

I came upon a group that was at a similar pace to...

I came upon a group that was at a similar pace to my own. I kept a distance, many were drafting each other. Mind you, they had blown through a stop sign at full speed, yet were pointing out small...
08-04-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,621
Posted By sd_mike

I consider it a safety issue. If I need to stop,...

I consider it a safety issue. If I need to stop, swerve, avoid a hazard - I don't need someone right behind me that shouldn't be there. Drafting - when you know they are there and signal each other;...
08-04-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By sd_mike

That is easy. Get the plate, call the police. If...

That is easy. Get the plate, call the police. If they are throwing things at you, regardless of what, they need to be reported.
08-03-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,600
Posted By sd_mike

I've been working on a route around the Harbor...

I've been working on a route around the Harbor area in Los Angeles. So far, I think I've got a good one. Basically, take Palos Verdes Drive North to Vermont Ave to Lomita Blvd to Wilmington Ave to...
07-28-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By sd_mike

The frame gives a more upright position than a...

The frame gives a more upright position than a road bike, gearing isn't at high in the front as a road bike, bottom bracket is a little higher for clearance, cantilever brakes in lieu of calipers for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,194
Posted By sd_mike

I would beg to differ about the size. According...

I would beg to differ about the size. According to the specs and side-by-side comparisons, it is only slightly (a couple of inches at the most) wider and about the same length as my 1994 Toyota Camry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,194
Posted By sd_mike

My bike fits fine in my 1994 Toyota Camry wagon,...

My bike fits fine in my 1994 Toyota Camry wagon, the 2010 Subaru Outback has slightly more room, so I'd say it would go there easy as well.
07-19-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By sd_mike

I just look at all the people on road bikes on...

I just look at all the people on road bikes on some of my rides and think - how boring. Restricted to just road when there are so many cool trails to take? I know, not for everyone. I just want...
07-15-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By sd_mike

One thing about Highland Valley Road, it has a...

One thing about Highland Valley Road, it has a rather narrow and steep section a few miles east of I-15. It isn't that bad, but something to know about. One past that, the riding is much easier the...
07-14-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By sd_mike

If you want a less traffic, but better route, go...

If you want a less traffic, but better route, go south. I've gone to Julian twice from my place in San Diego and go via Old Hwy 80 through Alpine, then Hwy 79 from there. Hwy 78 is very busy, and I...
07-12-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By sd_mike

Ok, gotta say - It isn't Caltrans. It is Los...

Ok, gotta say - It isn't Caltrans. It is Los Angeles County Public Works. GMR is a County road, not a State road. Nice photos though, I still would like to ride up there. Looks like fun.
07-05-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By sd_mike

Ah. What fun it was! I went down the mountain...

Ah. What fun it was! I went down the mountain nine times. The only trails down from the top were Off The Top and Kamikaze. Well, the top half of Off The Top anyway. Kamikaze the rest of the way down....
06-20-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By sd_mike

You know, they may seem big, but when they step...

You know, they may seem big, but when they step outside the truck, they seem awful small, especially next to said truck. One word - SCALE. I mean, really, if they need that much machine to be "big",...
06-10-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By sd_mike

Ah. Good to know. Are any roads blocked for it?...

Ah. Good to know. Are any roads blocked for it? I'm planning on going up Blythedale from the rail trail.
06-10-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,861
Posted By sd_mike

Enjoy the bike! In no time at all, you'll be...

Enjoy the bike! In no time at all, you'll be doing everything one does in a cyclocross race, but without the race. So, carrying the bike, not an issue for me. I don't race, not my thing, but most of...
06-10-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By sd_mike

Hehe, Mammoth Mountain - Here I come!

Hehe, Mammoth Mountain - Here I come!
06-10-10, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By sd_mike

It sounds like you ride like I do. I take my cx...

It sounds like you ride like I do. I take my cx bike pretty much everywhere. I've gone on a century ride where 40 miles were dirt, some of it bumpy singletrack trail. It goes touring, commuting,...
06-09-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By sd_mike

Not sure how you're riding, but I've ridden quite...

Not sure how you're riding, but I've ridden quite a few miles with nary a problem in that area. I ride a cyclocross bike just about daily. So... maybe adjust your bike a bit. Basically, if it hurts -...
06-09-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By sd_mike

Mt Tam on Sunday

I'll be heading up to the San Francisco area this weekend. I'll be there Sunday and Monday, though doing more bicycling on Sunday. Anyone planning to head up to Mt Tam midday on Sunday? I have a...
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