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09-09-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By ahpook

+1 to the old school BF Norcal rides! For...

+1 to the old school BF Norcal rides! For myself, I moved to Portland a year ago... still see a lot of folks on teh twitters though.

A bunch of Norcal forum people got really into racing --...
08-19-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By ahpook

Hi Jewel -- I'd suggest a lap around Waterfront...

Hi Jewel -- I'd suggest a lap around Waterfront Park, then go up SE Clay street by OMSI to Clever Cycles at SE 9th and Hawthorne for your pannier shopping, and maybe Lucky Lab (across the street) or...
08-16-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By ahpook

Portland bike suitcase rent/borrow?

I'm headed to SF from PDX for 10 days next week and would love to take a bike with me, but am wary of plonking down hundreds of dollars for a bike travel suitcase. Anyone have a line on a rent/borrow...
08-08-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By ahpook

hey curtis -- i see you were in my new 'hood in...

hey curtis -- i see you were in my new 'hood in Portland. stopped back by the norcal forum on a whim and your thread title caught my eye :)

shout out to the old school :)
03-17-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By ahpook

Talk to Jim Kish -- http://kishbike.com/ . He's...

Talk to Jim Kish -- http://kishbike.com/ . He's in quasi-Norcal (San Luis Obispo) but he's a fantastic Ti builder. In fact he teaches welding at UBI and often does the rear triangle (the hard part)...
03-17-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Gotta say jason your new AV kit looks quite...

Gotta say jason your new AV kit looks quite dashing. I'm considering switching over from SJBC purely based on the color coordination :)
03-17-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

hi michelle -- did you see this series of...

hi michelle -- did you see this series of articles on pez? it talks about steven cozza (the 'Stache!) coming back from head trauma but has some good tips for the non-pro riders among us too.

Part...
03-13-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By ahpook

the unpaved stretch of alpine is east of 35, it...

the unpaved stretch of alpine is east of 35, it connects from the top of page mill down to juaquin / los trancos.
03-13-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,787
Posted By ahpook

cccx 5s i was the first guy down. you're...

cccx 5s

i was the first guy down. you're right save10 it was an absolute nightmare. heres my full writeup fwiw - http://tumblr.com/xhm1r9rmi4
02-07-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By ahpook

Ended up with a great and new-to-me loop to...

Ended up with a great and new-to-me loop to Boulder Creek and back with my neighbor: http://app.strava.com/rides/292091

Descent down the back side of Hwy 9 was fantastic and the climb back up...
02-06-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By ahpook

I intended to headed south instead but if I can't...

I intended to headed south instead but if I can't find a ride buddy I may be joining you

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=204570
01-25-11, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Up and over montebello -- dirt to page mill and...

Up and over montebello -- dirt to page mill and back down moody - foothill - home. Good company (me on right, my brother in the middle, and mad Tri hombre Glenn on the left), gorgeous weather, and...
12-30-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Nice to meet & ride with you milliron. Here's my...

Nice to meet & ride with you milliron. Here's my upload from the ride -- http://app.strava.com/rides/249683

Haven't been on BF in ages.
07-04-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,129
Posted By ahpook

This looks like it'll be too much for our tandem...

This looks like it'll be too much for our tandem team w/our current state of climbing skillz.
04-25-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By ahpook

I have not ridden over 152 personally, but I have...

I have not ridden over 152 personally, but I have driven it with a cyclists eye - the bad part to me seemed to be the descent down the coastal side rather than the climb. The road is narrower and...
04-25-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By ahpook

never having ridden Marin personally i picked...

never having ridden Marin personally i picked b-on-b. i like the other direction (montevina - dirt - descend bohlman) so much better, for me going up the bohlman side really is just stupid.
04-25-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By ahpook

congrats, you guys are crazy, but...

congrats, you guys are crazy, but congratulations.

beaker i made exactly the same comment on chris' strava page.
03-30-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By ahpook

I'm there dude. 2011. Gotta re-rig the della...

I'm there dude. 2011. Gotta re-rig the della santa for downtube shifters.
03-30-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By ahpook

I used to do this commute a lot because I live in...

I used to do this commute a lot because I live in Campbell and worked in Palo Alto for a couple of years, so I'd take the train on the days I didn't ride all the way.

The best way I found was to...
01-03-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,948
Posted By ahpook

You mean differences between the 705 and 500?...

You mean differences between the 705 and 500? (305 doesn't have maps)

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=141&compareProduct=36728&compareProduct=10885

I actually use the maps quite a...
01-03-10, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs169...

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs169.snc3/19677_1349824025277_1221656296_31079640_7257890_n.jpg

Took a turn on my kid's new bike :)
11-27-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ahpook

The thing I remember the most was that your thigh...

The thing I remember the most was that your thigh cramped up at one point and you cursed Gatorade and just punched your own leg a few times to work out the cramp, without stopping! I thought "D@mn...
11-26-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ahpook

Except for stretches where it's unavoidable (RWC...

Except for stretches where it's unavoidable (RWC mainly) the ride on el camino is way crappier than it needs to be. Constant traffic and way , way, way too many stop lights for decent riding.
...
11-26-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,648
Posted By ahpook

Good seeing all the folks at LKHC today. I had a...

Good seeing all the folks at LKHC today. I had a suffer-fest brought on by crappy eating the past few days.

Still there's no way I'd rather have spent turkey day.
11-22-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By ahpook

One other glitch here: clicking 'last' in thread...

One other glitch here: clicking 'last' in thread navigation when you're already on the last page takes you to the top level of http://bikeforums.net
11-09-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Back on the tandem this weekend, and a wrong turn...

Back on the tandem this weekend, and a wrong turn took us where I swore we'd never go: Hicks, from the south side, even. Yes, we walked. Jen was having some asthma/breathing issues but was a total...
11-07-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,277,573
Posted By ahpook

yes i am in the drops all the time in a pack. i...

yes i am in the drops all the time in a pack. i got the ritchey classic ones because the ergo-bend bars on my other bike always seemed to be bent in the wrong place for my hands. these guys are nice...
11-06-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,277,573
Posted By ahpook

i don't know whether the 'aero' part makes a bit...

i don't know whether the 'aero' part makes a bit of difference but it is solid and responsive at speed and light as hell.
11-06-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,277,573
Posted By ahpook

Waited to post here until I'd actually raced on...

Waited to post here until I'd actually raced on the thing a couple times (did two hillclimbs last month)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/3982352210_207c2c0c4a_b.jpg

Wurks gud.
11-06-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By ahpook

Techshop's right in the hood ...

Techshop's right in the hood

http://www.techshop.ws/
11-06-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,338
Posted By ahpook

XXX rated hotness. Didn't the American...

XXX rated hotness.

Didn't the American Classic wheels give you troubles last year on the Pin?
11-02-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Well I had my helmet on whilst riding! I brought...

Well I had my helmet on whilst riding! I brought the viking horns in my pack.

I am not on the SJBC race team, if that's what you mean. Not sure they want me, they seem strangely focused on winning...
11-01-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Rode from my house in campbell to the Montevina...

Rode from my house in campbell to the Montevina hillclimb start, did registration, did the hillclimb, then rode back home. Got some dirt riding and climbed about as well as I could expect.

Funny...
10-30-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 21,457
Posted By ahpook

Let's get a good showing for bikeforums at the...

Let's get a good showing for bikeforums at the Montevina low-key climb tomorrow. Our own ericm is coordinating, it's close and local for us South Bay folks, and it's a gorgeous area.
...
10-24-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 755
Posted By ahpook

I had the most mindblowing pho in SF a couple...

I had the most mindblowing pho in SF a couple weeks ago. It was at Turtle Tower on Geary in the Richmond (though I guess they have a second location in the Tendo at Larkin). I had #6, North Viet...
10-24-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By ahpook

I flaked out on the execution but I had the idea...

I flaked out on the execution but I had the idea of painting next to it with DAN J CONNELLY WILL YOU MARRY ME before the montebello low-key this year.
10-10-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,259
Posted By ahpook

Nice work all. I also got a PR since I'd never...

Nice work all. I also got a PR since I'd never been up there before - 23:58. I've got something to shoot for now anyway :)

It was really good to meet some BF folk I hadn't met IRL before --...
10-10-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,259
Posted By ahpook

booo :( was hoping to ride with you today Adam. ...

booo :( was hoping to ride with you today Adam. Next time... Im headed up now by way of Foothill-Arastradero-Alpine
10-07-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,259
Posted By ahpook

Sigh, I forgot I'd signed up to do a charity gig...

Sigh, I forgot I'd signed up to do a charity gig that day -- school bike safety at Noddin Elementary (which banned kids from biking to school last year).

Def hitting Tunitas, Montebello and...
10-05-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,259
Posted By ahpook

oh hell yeah.

oh hell yeah.
10-05-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,338
Posted By ahpook

DS is chillin'. It's patiently waiting for the...

DS is chillin'. It's patiently waiting for the new bike smell to wear off ;)

This bike rides pretty darn fast, climbs well and descends like a beast. The DS might have the edge on long-ride...
10-04-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,338
Posted By ahpook

Finally shot some pics worth posting here. I got...

Finally shot some pics worth posting here. I got the steer tube cut down a little bit too after riding it for a couple of weeks, so it's got a seat->bar drop closer to what I wanted.
...
09-30-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,520
Posted By ahpook

We're gonna try and make this work so we can do...

We're gonna try and make this work so we can do the 100km tandem. Gotta call in some grandparent favors.
09-26-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ahpook

Gonna be busy out that way with the tour for...

Gonna be busy out that way with the tour for woodside riders. Fun and free food for the unscrupulous!
09-20-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,180
Posted By ahpook

Rode Redwood Gulch -> 9 with Ramon friday after...

Rode Redwood Gulch -> 9 with Ramon friday after work then was off the bike all weekend. Gotta get some early morning miles this coming week as it's gonna be brutally hot in the afternoons.

Ti bike...
09-18-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,948
Posted By ahpook

Um Holy Crap Henry -- Am I reading that right? 1...

Um Holy Crap Henry -- Am I reading that right? 1 emitter, 900 Lumens? wow.

This might be the year I lay my ghetto homebrew HID to rest.
09-16-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,948
Posted By ahpook

The fork is a bit of an experiment. I got a...

The fork is a bit of an experiment. I got a pretty good deal on it via ebay and although it's a step up from what I'd originally specced for the bike (EC90 vs EC70), I wasn't expecting the Aero-ness...
09-16-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 83,948
Posted By ahpook

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/3927333789_e7b...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/3927333789_e7bd76e133_b.jpg

Finished up. Only got to ride it a short bit tonight but it's pretty damn sweet. The steerer is left a bit long 'cause I'm not...
09-15-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By ahpook

Your images are pwned

Your images are pwned
09-12-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By ahpook

Too freakin' awesome. I'm jealous, I really...

Too freakin' awesome. I'm jealous, I really wanted to do this ride but on-call and prior commitments got in the way. Next time fo'sho.
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