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05-26-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,513
Posted By JSMaxwell

Rode it myself from Seal Beach to Foster and back...

Rode it myself from Seal Beach to Foster and back on Memorial Day. Plenty of signs saying its still closed, but its paved all the way.

There is a enough sand under the underpasses to make it...
02-11-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By JSMaxwell

Goign north out of east LB, Bellflower sucks...

Goign north out of east LB, Bellflower sucks until at least Willow. Woodruff doesn't start until Willow. Try using Palo Verde north. Its got either bikes lanes or wide shoulder most of the way. ...
10-27-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By JSMaxwell

Excellent. Thank you. going to try and fit it...

Excellent. Thank you. going to try and fit it in this Sunday.
10-27-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,718
Posted By JSMaxwell

Plenty of non-superhero people do this climb or...

Plenty of non-superhero people do this climb or any of the others here in a 34x28. I'd advise trying it with the 28 before spending your money.
10-24-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By JSMaxwell

Santa Clarita to Woodland Hills?

Specifically from College of the Canyons to Pierce College. Is there a good route? I'll have a bit less than 2.5 hours to kill on a Saturday morning, so I am open to detours or just "taking the long...
10-24-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By JSMaxwell

In this case, safety conscious riders can use the...

In this case, safety conscious riders can use the nearby Coyote Creek trail as far north as Foster to avoid Valley View. Its still closed due to the ongoing construction, but sometime in 2015, you...
08-29-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By JSMaxwell

This is utterly hilarious. How did this happen? ...

This is utterly hilarious. How did this happen?

Besides, the quickest route is 2nd street all the way to Rt. on Alamitos, veer left on MLK, and turn left on Anaheim. The trail entrance is a couple...
07-24-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By JSMaxwell

Baloney. Get up early and do it all in a day. ...

Baloney. Get up early and do it all in a day. You can; there are no significant hills and the wind is at your back going south. you won't want to get back on the bike the second day.
07-24-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By JSMaxwell

Try this... USC Cycling Web Page...

Try this...

USC Cycling Web Page (http://www.usc.edu/dept/cycling/)
05-07-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By JSMaxwell

Any tri bikes in the group?

Any tri bikes in the group?
04-07-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By JSMaxwell

I'm not sure what the point of this post is. ...

I'm not sure what the point of this post is. Beach Blvd. is a huge street. All it's intersections are quite large, particularly ones like Warner/Beach that lead to the freeway.
04-07-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By JSMaxwell

Trust me on the right on Graham and left on...

Trust me on the right on Graham and left on Slater. Slater has a great bike lane & pavement. Its where you are going to end up anyway, so just cut over at the first chance on Graham. It be...
04-07-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By JSMaxwell

Warner is fine from the beach east, but a bit...

Warner is fine from the beach east, but a bit high speed. Hang a right on Graham and a left on Slater to the park. Never been to the east side on Huntington on Slater, so I couldn't say about the...
02-11-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By JSMaxwell

+1 on the left on Alameda off Anaheim. My club...

+1 on the left on Alameda off Anaheim. My club just pushes down Anaheim and back, but as you say, its not the best of roads. Alameda/Harry Bridges/John Gibson/Pacific is great (This is all the same...
04-09-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By JSMaxwell

Yes, vacationers from all over the country and...

Yes, vacationers from all over the country and world travel to northern california for its beaches and sunshine.
04-08-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By JSMaxwell

Please. It snot even close. Monterey is right...

Please. It snot even close. Monterey is right in the thick of NoCal. If you want a definition point, its where the ocean turns warm south of Point Conception. Beaches and sunshine to the south,...
04-08-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,568
Posted By JSMaxwell

There is no debating it. I am the greatest...

There is no debating it. I am the greatest Parcheesi player of all time.
03-27-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By JSMaxwell

Neuvation. Out of SLO. Wide rims, under...

Neuvation. Out of SLO.

Wide rims, under 1600grams, $399.

http://www.neuvationcycling.com/product/neuvation-r28slw-wheel-set-1563.htm
03-18-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By JSMaxwell

I've ridden that stretch through Cathedral City...

I've ridden that stretch through Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage on 111. Its very ridable, but I'd rather take the long way around on surface streets like Dinah Shore and Monterey. I frankly...
03-15-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By JSMaxwell

Zero crime during daylight along Anaheim itself...

Zero crime during daylight along Anaheim itself is what it says. I'm not suggesting anyone get an apartment there and leave valuables lying around or hang out in the dark. Or take a walk around the...
03-15-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By JSMaxwell

I'm not sure that distracted drivers drifting...

I'm not sure that distracted drivers drifting into the bike lane at 25 or 35 do you any better. People get killed on PCH. What is missing from the calculation is the sheer number of riders on that...
03-14-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By JSMaxwell

Too late I guess, but I'm not sure that anyone...

Too late I guess, but I'm not sure that anyone who commented here is very familiar with riding from Long Beach to Palos Verdes. The route is along the beach path through Long Beach to the La River...
03-14-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By JSMaxwell

I'm not sure you are getting great advice here. ...

I'm not sure you are getting great advice here. You can ride through downtown, and I have done so, but it sucks. Try this route to Long Beach, but in reverse. Basically take the bike trail through...
03-14-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By JSMaxwell

I've only been out there for short vacations, but...

I've only been out there for short vacations, but you can hammer. The climate is great in Nov-May and its not very windy for much of the winter. As noted above, Tram Rd. is one of the steepest 3-4...
03-14-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By JSMaxwell

This is just sad. It was an accident. The...

This is just sad. It was an accident. The cyclist should not have raced through a downhill intersection under a yellow light with pedestrians waiting to cross. The pedestrian should not have...
01-08-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By JSMaxwell

Velo Allegro rides daily out of Marina drive just...

Velo Allegro rides daily out of Marina drive just over the bridge from Naples. 7 AM during the week and 7:30 on the weekends. Their rides are open, but they will not wait for non-members and after...
01-08-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,649
Posted By JSMaxwell

I am going to try to get all three in. Its my...

I am going to try to get all three in. Its my one goal this year, but I am a bit burnt out on the bike. Hopefully a lot of rest in January will do the trick. BTW, I'm sure I can phyisically do...
01-07-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,450
Posted By JSMaxwell

This is funny.:roflmao2:

This is funny.:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,542
Posted By JSMaxwell

I run 50/34 with an 11x21 and a 11x28 on two...

I run 50/34 with an 11x21 and a 11x28 on two different wheels. Its very flat where I live, but I can drive to steep mountains, so I use the wheel for the job. Banerjerk's question is spot on. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,898
Posted By JSMaxwell

While I'll agree that the OP is taking things too...

While I'll agree that the OP is taking things too seriously, there are plenty of pro riders on Strava. Johnny Peloton posts almost every day.

http://app.strava.com/athletes/125154
10-09-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By JSMaxwell

CCT is pretty much closed for construction north...

CCT is pretty much closed for construction north of Firestone. From Imperial Highway, take Valley View south (I've never been on Marquardt) to Artesia Blvd. Rt on Artesia and pick up the trail on...
09-17-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,517
Posted By JSMaxwell

Never, never, never go to the right of a car...

Never, never, never go to the right of a car turning right. They can't see you and most likely aren't looking because we pass on the left in America. If you are in a right hand turn lane to turn...
09-17-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By JSMaxwell

Its also very easy to do this ride unsupported. ...

Its also very easy to do this ride unsupported. Anyone can buy a train ticket. There are numerous free water stops and lots of convenience stores. If you want food, you can stop and eat at about...
09-04-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,480
Posted By JSMaxwell

On the Big Island, you are either going up/down...

On the Big Island, you are either going up/down or around. Not much straight and flat, but lots of nice roads for riding.
08-28-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,480
Posted By JSMaxwell

Climbing Haleakala will be great. Make sure to...

Climbing Haleakala will be great. Make sure to fill up with water and food at the last store on the way up. Smooth ride and a nice descent. Have a great time.
08-24-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By JSMaxwell

Tunnel under 183 is closed. Just get off trail...

Tunnel under 183 is closed.
Just get off trail at Artesia.
500 ft West to Palo Verde.
South on Palo Verde for about a mile to South St.
East on South st. for 1000ft to bike trail.

Very easy...
08-22-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,480
Posted By JSMaxwell

Cycling Mauna Kea - 13,800 ft in 45 miles.

I thought I would share my little adventure this month.

http://theneapolitan.blogspot.com/2012/08/cycling-mauna-kea.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By JSMaxwell

Recommend the west Maui loop. ...

Recommend the west Maui loop. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202620635
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By JSMaxwell

I have a 1993 Trek 1200. Its retired, but I keep...

I have a 1993 Trek 1200. Its retired, but I keep it because it was a great bike for me. The shifters are aftermarket for sure. Have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,398
Posted By JSMaxwell

Strava website sued over bicyclist's death in...

Strava website sued over bicyclist's death in Berkeley Hills

Associated Press
Posted: 06/19/2012 08:22:46 AM PDT
Updated: 06/19/2012 10:35:20 AM PDT
BC-CA--Biker's Death Ride,128
SAN...
06-18-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By JSMaxwell

I'm hijacking a bit here, but do any of you have...

I'm hijacking a bit here, but do any of you have good tire suggestions for steep gravel? My cross bike has 700x32 stock tires on it now.

TIA
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,398
Posted By JSMaxwell

If you click the performance tab on the whole...

If you click the performance tab on the whole ride, its pretty evident that he got in a car to drive the final few miles home after resting (having coffee) for an hour. The performance tab shos...
06-13-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

Okay. Its looks like I'm going with the ...

Okay. Its looks like I'm going with the
RD-M592 Rear Derailleur (Deore - only one of this gen that specifically says it can accomodate a 36T rear sprocket. The 662/772/972 all say up to 34T. I...
06-13-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

This Shimano page ...

This Shimano page (http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/mountain/deore/product.-code-RD-M593.-type-.rd_mountain.html)implies the M593 is Dyna-sys. The service...
06-13-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

Desert, I tihnk you are recommending the...

Desert,

I tihnk you are recommending the Shimano M662 SLX w/o dyna-sis that is a 9 sp. That appears to be the only non-dyna-sis RD shimano has on offer. Is that why you wrote " previous...
06-13-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

This is a great idea! I should have the parts by...

This is a great idea! I should have the parts by this weekend, so if you could wait in front of your monitor on Saturday at noon...:)
06-13-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

Desert, thanks for commenting. I'm confused, why...

Desert, thanks for commenting. I'm confused, why did you write "9sp"? The bike has a 10sp cassette now and I'm looking at a 10sp mountain bike cassette. What is a previous generation called? Are...
06-13-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

I think this will do it.

I love Amazon. You are right, many of the Shimano parts don't have review for whatever reason. Maybe SRAM has been availlable longer on Amazon or Shimano keeps changing their part numbers/skus.

I...
06-13-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

Thank you all for these great suggestions! ...

Thank you all for these great suggestions!

Agree that a triple would be a great setup for what I have in mind, but I'm hoping to get away with a bit less expense.

This is the crank...
06-12-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By JSMaxwell

Best solution for a granny gear?

I have a stock 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2010/tricross/tricrosscomp#specs

I'm making plans to take on some silly steep terrain including...
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