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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By Bostic

I have completed the Death Ride 3 times and also...

I have completed the Death Ride 3 times and also the Alta Alpina 8 pass double century 3 times which is basically the same course but more stuff thrown in with the first climbs last on the day...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,231
Posted By Bostic

There is actually a 2nd break in the ride. At...

There is actually a 2nd break in the ride. At around 6050' there is a relatively short section of downhill after the last shorter switchbacks. I looked at my Strava ride from 2012 and it was at 3hrs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,286
Posted By Bostic

Climbing and also descending Haleakala in...

Climbing and also descending Haleakala in November 2012 is my all time favorite ride. I still remember all the details of that climb including my state of mind at this point when my wife took the...
03-17-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,334
Posted By Bostic

What crankset is the “Co-motion compact”? Is it...

What crankset is the “Co-motion compact”? Is it just a FSA of some sort? I couldn’t find a picture of it on the bikes.
03-15-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,807
Posted By Bostic

That's Arguello and Geary in the inner Richmond...

That's Arguello and Geary in the inner Richmond district, my old stomping grounds growing up. Very busy intersection especially during commute hours. What I always do at a light is just scoot over to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bostic

Congratulations on getting it done! It's such a...

Congratulations on getting it done! It's such a special place. From the Silversword plants to the stunning views around the island. You just can't beat seeing Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in the distance....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bostic

Congrats on the accomplishment! I enjoyed...

Congrats on the accomplishment! I enjoyed watching the video, such an epic location. This climb is on my bucket list after climbing Haleakala four years ago. So much more planning though with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bostic

Don't forget to shift into your hardest gear...

Don't forget to shift into your hardest gear before getting the photo in front of the 10,023' sign at the lookout post!
10-12-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,626
Posted By Bostic

Do you recall how the descent on Haleakala was...

Do you recall how the descent on Haleakala was from the lower switchbacks (6000' to 3600')? That's the section of the marathon descent that would have me concerned the most regarding rim brakes on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bostic

My thread on the climb from almost four years ago...

My thread on the climb from almost four years ago (time flies!)
http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/859904-my-turn-climb-haleakala.html

I see you replied back then mpath. I still remember...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,772
Posted By Bostic

So turns out Praxis is using a typical 110mm BCD...

So turns out Praxis is using a typical 110mm BCD with standard chainring positions. I searched on bike rumor and found an article from earlier in the year.

"Shown here with their new Micro...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,997
Posted By Bostic

The new Super looks promising as it now has 5...

The new Super looks promising as it now has 5 different screens that you can page through with 4 rows of metrics displayed. I would have preferred more as I use 7 metrics on the main screen of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,772
Posted By Bostic

Depending on your location and how much climbing...

Depending on your location and how much climbing you do, a 48/32 or 46/30 can be more efficient than a 50/34 with regards to terrain and how many rollers there are and staying in the big ring. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,772
Posted By Bostic

I'll probably get one of the 46/30 options when...

I'll probably get one of the 46/30 options when they are available for my Volagi Liscio. A bucket list item I really want to do is the Mauna Kea climb from beach to summit. I did Haleakala back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,772
Posted By Bostic

Thanks, that makes more sense. The Praxis website...

Thanks, that makes more sense. The Praxis website doesn't show the Alba or Zayante with a four bolt as of now. I'll probably still get a Sugino as it offers more options with the extra 74mm BCD for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,772
Posted By Bostic

Praxis is offering a 48/32 Micro Compact as well....

Praxis is offering a 48/32 Micro Compact as well. I was wondering the same thing. If a 34 or certain 33 tooth chain rings are the minimum, how is a 32 or 30 fitting? Is the BCD similar to the Sugino...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,512
Posted By Bostic

The water level at Folsom is a lot more from the...

The water level at Folsom is a lot more from the last time I was there a few months ago!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 207,139
Posted By Bostic

My custom Steve Rex. Just swapped out the Enve...

My custom Steve Rex. Just swapped out the Enve fork for a steel.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/922/JobcMW.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,512
Posted By Bostic

By Folsom Lake ...

By Folsom Lake

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/Nj8LFy.jpg
12-18-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By Bostic

The only ones I know of are from Marin Cyclists,...

The only ones I know of are from Marin Cyclists, but you have the ride the Marin/Mt. Tam century or double century to be able to buy one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 32,294
Posted By Bostic

Early adopter. Have had this Volagi Liscio since...

Early adopter. Have had this Volagi Liscio since May of 2012. If I get a new wheel set I might upgrade to hydraulic. Part of being an early adopter was a 130mm rear spacing so 11 speed hubs with disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,033
Posted By Bostic

The Halo skull cap works for me. I have a thick...

The Halo skull cap works for me. I have a thick hair and ride wearing an Air Attack helmet in 100 weather in Reno and Sacramento. No issues with the skull cap. The Halo headbands get overwhelmed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Bostic

There are super steep climbs and super long...

There are super steep climbs and super long climbs. The hardest paved hill in San Francisco is the 38% grade of Broderick sidewalk. It's narrow. You can barely tack. It's also long enough to make you...
07-21-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,637
Posted By Bostic

Would you happen to have a picture online...

Would you happen to have a picture online somewhere of your Paketa? I'm still gathering intel on which company my wife and I will go with to upgrade from our current Cannondale. I don't think I've...
06-24-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bostic

Keep an eye on these links. A few Facebook...

Keep an eye on these links. A few Facebook posters have requested to have their regs moved to next near but I didn't see a response.

https://www.facebook.com/Alta.Alpina.Challenge
Alta Alpina...
06-22-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bostic

Be prepared for anything. The first year I rode,...

Be prepared for anything. The first year I rode, 2008, there was a thunderstorm and an absolute downpour in the late afternoon for the Carson pass. I descended in it back to Woodfords. Start early,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bostic

They keep changing the design year after year. I...

They keep changing the design year after year. I have the one with the do nothing tabs in the back (that I removed) and it's much different from the new Expert Gel. If you want Ti Rails you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bostic

Congrats on completing the climb up. I still...

Congrats on completing the climb up. I still remember every detail of my trip up in November of 2012. Haleakala is a very special place. I can't wait to get back there again.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,631
Posted By Bostic

My Steve Rex. Just put on a Selle Anatomica...

My Steve Rex. Just put on a Selle Anatomica saddle. I've got a 206 mile 20k' double century coming up on the 25th and am hoping this saddle is pleasant at mile 180. The 143mm Romin I had on before...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,501
Posted By Bostic

The Pa'ia Public Parking to Haleakala Summit...

The Pa'ia Public Parking to Haleakala Summit Shack segment must be somewhat new. It wasn't until recently that I noticed that my max climb was 10,016' and not 9,991'. I did park at the parking lot,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,501
Posted By Bostic

Biggest climb for me is 10,016' when I rode up Mt...

Biggest climb for me is 10,016' when I rode up Mt Haleakala from Paia to the summit in November of 2012. Not long after that I happened to click on someone's profile from here on Strava who lives in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Bostic

My wife and I visited Moab last year during July...

My wife and I visited Moab last year during July 4th weekend. Having sag support on a ride to Dead Horse and Arches would be amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,278
Posted By Bostic

The BMC bike is hot. I run traditional 3T Rotundo...

The BMC bike is hot. I run traditional 3T Rotundo bars from time to time and don't have the bottom of the bars perfectly parallel to the ground either. It's actually more comfortable to have a tiny...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,389
Posted By Bostic

I've been stressing to everyone in the family...

I've been stressing to everyone in the family that we need to go to Maui for the big family vacation next year so I can ride up Haleakala again but this time with my brother-in-law. It really is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,188
Posted By Bostic

I am sorry I have to drop you... ...

I am sorry I have to drop you...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/hscI7G.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By Bostic

When they updated their site recently they...

When they updated their site recently they removed the triple group page that showed Athena, Centaur and Veloce. Even that page was never fully updated around 2012 as it still listed crankset sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By Bostic

I put a 38t FSA inner chain ring on a 52/39...

I put a 38t FSA inner chain ring on a 52/39 Ultegra crank. Along with an 11-28 Sram cassette, 38x28 is about the same as a 34x25. The difference between a 39t and 38t doesn't seem like much on paper...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,684
Posted By Bostic

A 50/34 crankset finally? Save the money...

A 50/34 crankset finally?

Save the money from the off road bike to feed your music habit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,517
Posted By Bostic

Rode my new Steve Rex custom steel bike on...

Rode my new Steve Rex custom steel bike on Saturday's Knoxville Double Century, 204 miles, 14,908'. I had it made specifically for longer rides like double centuries and it did not disappoint.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,278
Posted By Bostic

Mile 55 of 121 on Saturday Bike Ride Profile |...

Mile 55 of 121 on Saturday
Bike Ride Profile | Gu Root Beer Gel 200k near Campbell | Times and Records | Strava (http://www.strava.com/activities/194132380)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,891
Posted By Bostic

Is the 130mm 11 speed D352SB-11 rear hub...

Is the 130mm 11 speed D352SB-11 rear hub available now? Might be time to invest in a new wheel set for my Volagi..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By Bostic

I'd like to find a 2015 model SL-K threaded...

I'd like to find a 2015 model SL-K threaded Triple as well. I have an older one from 2010 with the previous logo and it's a nice, light crankset. Much better than their Gossamer and Energy alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,444
Posted By Bostic

I returned to Campagnolo for my new steel bike...

I returned to Campagnolo for my new steel bike after about 4 years off. I'm still using Shimano and Sram on other bikes and don't have any issues swapping between the three. I'm running 10 speed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,278
Posted By Bostic

I'm 5' 7" and would say I'm 'normal'...

I'm 5' 7" and would say I'm 'normal' proportioned. I can at least touch my toes, on more flexible days almost palm the floor. My frames are usually 52cm or 53cm with a 53.0-53.7cm top tubes with a 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,278
Posted By Bostic

Here is a diagram of the fit. When I stopped by...

Here is a diagram of the fit. When I stopped by Rex cycles back in February to put down my deposit we did the initial fitting over the course of an hour. I know my saddle height is around 71cm which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,278
Posted By Bostic

My custom steel Steve Rex in front of the...

My custom steel Steve Rex in front of the steepest grade in San Francisco. 38% Broderick sidewalk.
Geometry designed so I can ride in the drops comfortably at mile 190 of a double century. Colors...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By Bostic

I have not used the 105 triple shifter but...

I have not used the 105 triple shifter but everything else. Comparing the cranks is a toss up besides weight/appearance as the 105 is 50/39/30 and the Ultegra is 52/39/30 so upshifting from a 39 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By Bostic

Triple rider here. Custom steel frame. I climbed...

Triple rider here. Custom steel frame. I climbed that 38% grade sidewalk in San Francisco last Sunday. I run an 11-25 cassette but also picked up a 12-30 when I got this bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 425,657
Posted By Bostic

Great bike! Is that a 38t inner ring? Which stem...

Great bike! Is that a 38t inner ring? Which stem adapter are you using?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 425,657
Posted By Bostic

My Steve Rex I ordered back in February. ...

My Steve Rex I ordered back in February.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/sPQRiG.jpg
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