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Posted By 77Eric

One measure I use is if I can do about a 4 hour...

One measure I use is if I can do about a 4 hour ride at a good pace and then recover well enough to do it again the next day and feel about the same (or better!). I do not feel it is necessary to do...
07-04-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By 77Eric

I think that sort of heel wear might not be from...

I think that sort of heel wear might not be from riding but instead from putting your shoes on and taking them off. Years ago I had that wear so I started using a shoehorn to put my shoes on and no...
05-14-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By 77Eric

I had mine done in January with a mesh...

I had mine done in January with a mesh laparoscopically. Surgeon said I could do what I want whenever I felt up to it. My abdomen muscles were quite sore at first but I was on the bike in about a...
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Posted By 77Eric

Iíve done it a couple times and itís a fun ride....

Iíve done it a couple times and itís a fun ride. Itís got a nice mix of flat riding and hills and Iíd say itís medium difficult. Easier ones might be Davis (soon!) or Solvang.

Check out the...
04-03-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve got an AWS-5, too. Iíd guess I got it in the...

Iíve got an AWS-5, too. Iíd guess I got it in the late 80ís. Still in my toolbox somehow and I use it all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By 77Eric

Thatís surprising to me. Any chance those are...

Thatís surprising to me. Any chance those are counterfeit? When I think of PI I think above average quality at a competitive price, although i donít have any PI shorts or bibs. I do have socks,...
08-03-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By 77Eric

Castro Ranch is almost done. I rode through...

Castro Ranch is almost done. I rode through yesterday and the pavement is all new and really nice. They just have to do the finishing touches like paint the lines, etc.
08-03-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By 77Eric

Anybody have an update on the Niles Canyon...

Anybody have an update on the Niles Canyon construction? In particular the Sunol-Palomares part? It wasnít fun last time I was there but that was months agoÖ
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,085
Posted By 77Eric

77 (coincidentally) for me since I started using...

77 (coincidentally) for me since I started using Strava in 2012.
07-08-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 77Eric

Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I just...

Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I just switched from X2 pedals and have about 200 miles on my new zeros without that issue so I hope Iím good. I guess Iíll hang on to all my old X2 gear a while...
06-24-21, 09:48 PM
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Posted By 77Eric

Most of it is fine. Maybe not always a real wide...

Most of it is fine. Maybe not always a real wide shoulder but not scary bad. Very nice riding, usually with a headwind if youíre going north, though.

The one section Iíve only driven but not...
04-15-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By 77Eric

How tragic and sad... rode through there today...

How tragic and sad... rode through there today and there was a white bike on the circular island. Looked like a memorial and I guess it was. 😢
02-12-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By 77Eric

I went to the top today and one of the fountains...

I went to the top today and one of the fountains up there was working.
02-09-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 77Eric

I rode up to the junction today (2/9) and the...

I rode up to the junction today (2/9) and the drinking fountain on the back side of the ranger station was working.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,895
Posted By 77Eric

About 70k miles on my 2010 Cervelo R3. Only...

About 70k miles on my 2010 Cervelo R3. Only original parts now are frame, fork, seatpost and handlebars. My only bike and still going strong!
01-05-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,884
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve always felt the same as the OP about Clif...

Iíve always felt the same as the OP about Clif bars. They donít digest for me. For years I relied on traditional powerbars on my rides of 3-10+ hours but they are hard/impossible to get now so I had...
11-23-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,759
Posted By 77Eric

Hereís my t-shirt from the 87 Davis Double, my...

Hereís my t-shirt from the 87 Davis Double, my first double attempted, and first double finished. Second pic shows the reg form and my reg confirmation returned by mail! The reg was $27, t-shirt was...
11-14-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By 77Eric

Expensive? I think it was around $170 from...

Expensive? I think it was around $170 from Digirit and I only have one bike to maintain so I donít think thatís too bad. Donít confuse the pricing with the CeramicSpeed stuff - that IS expensive!
...
11-13-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By 77Eric

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11-13-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By 77Eric

BNB - no... what happened was I had a regular...

BNB - no... what happened was I had a regular etap RD and purchased a WiFli RD when they came out. I ended up getting it replaced once or twice but still had the problem so I put the longer cage...
11-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By 77Eric

There were a few threads about the rear etap...

There were a few threads about the rear etap derailleur ďsleepingĒ (not responding for a while) a few years back. It happened to me and in my experience it was limited to WiFli RDís only. SRAM was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,517
Posted By 77Eric

Bike looks great, and yes, well worth building up...

Bike looks great, and yes, well worth building up and riding (forgot to say that in my other response). Lots of R3/Cervelo fans around here!

After seeing your pics I will comment, though. You have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,517
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve ridden 25ís (Conti 4000ís usually) on my...

Iíve ridden 25ís (Conti 4000ís usually) on my 2010 R3 for years without a problem. 28ís I think would be too big but I havenít tried them. I donít know how much R3ís changed over the years but Iíd...
09-09-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,181
Posted By 77Eric

Agree completely w/cthenn. I donít care what the...

Agree completely w/cthenn. I donít care what the AQI is - no way Iím riding outside under these conditions (I live in Oakland).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,965
Posted By 77Eric

Sorry about your crash and glad you are OK. ...

Sorry about your crash and glad you are OK.

I agree about possible installation error and not pinch flat but will offer up another scenario. If your brake pads are misaligned they can come into...
06-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve been over it and yes itís open. Basically...

Iíve been over it and yes itís open. Basically like it was before with one-way traffic only and stop lights on each side. And yes, there is still construction going on.
06-24-20, 12:41 AM
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Posted By 77Eric

You might want to check out Seat Saver from...

You might want to check out Seat Saver from Hammer Nutrition...
06-20-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,223
Posted By 77Eric

Vittoria also makes tubes with a non-removable...

Vittoria also makes tubes with a non-removable core. Iíve been using them with good results for a couple years now since I had the same issue with my Lezyne pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By 77Eric

Grass valley to Napa Valley on cross bikes? ...

Grass valley to Napa Valley on cross bikes? Stopover in Winters? 60-70 miles/day? Sounds pretty good if youíre comfy doing longer rides on your cross bikes (?). Fun challenge!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,072
Posted By 77Eric

An R5 as a second bike? That doesnít suck....

An R5 as a second bike? That doesnít suck. Careful, though - it might become bike number one...

Iíve ridden a 2010 R3 (also red/black/white) for almost 10 years, 60k+ miles of abuse (58cm frame,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By 77Eric

128 is fine, actually a great cycling road. Iíve...

128 is fine, actually a great cycling road. Iíve ridden it many many times. Busier on weekends with people hauling boats, etc., but still not bad. I guess you plan to take 128 all the way into Napa...
11-15-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,981
Posted By 77Eric

As a satisfied Mega XL user I think you made a...

As a satisfied Mega XL user I think you made a good choice and yes, it does have the ability to display %grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,581
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve been riding etap for over 3 years now (~20k...

Iíve been riding etap for over 3 years now (~20k miles) and no problems with the tab on the battery breaking. Strange issue... never had a battery go dead on me, either, but I have extras and rotate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,901
Posted By 77Eric

Iíve been using my Mega XL for over 6000 miles...

Iíve been using my Mega XL for over 6000 miles now and itís worked great. I got it because of the battery life and I can get at least 25 hours of riding on a single charge. I donít use the mapping so...
06-11-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,476
Posted By 77Eric

I agree w/what dsbrantjr said and Iíve also...

I agree w/what dsbrantjr said and Iíve also standardized on a thin tape but itís made by Zipp. Itís got a few widths to choose from, is not expensive and is very tight so it stays in place.
05-08-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,642
Posted By 77Eric

Powerbars. The original, not the high protein...

Powerbars. The original, not the high protein ones that are more common these days. They pack well in a jersey pocket and digest well, at least for me. Can’t stand Clif bars.
05-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By 77Eric

Just got mine... seems to work fine and holds...

Just got mine... seems to work fine and holds the pressure. Hopefully it will last... Vitoria lite tubes.
04-24-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By 77Eric

Redwood Road accident

Saw a rider down on the Redwood Road descent (Skyline -> Pinehurst) this morning around 10. Emergency services had just arrived so I didnít stop. Hopefully he is not seriously injured and back on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,423
Posted By 77Eric

I recently got some (Digirit 11/16). Not to save...

I recently got some (Digirit 11/16). Not to save a watt or two but to increase my (etap) RD capacity since the cage is longer. That worked and Iíll have to say the pulleys are really silent and just...
04-14-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By 77Eric

Check out Dual Eyewear. I’ve been using them for...

Check out Dual Eyewear. I’ve been using them for years (with non-reader prescription inserts not from Dual).

As as for the photosensitive lenses I love them because I do some rides that involve...
04-09-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,648
Posted By 77Eric

Geoffs - thanks for the tip on the digirit...

Geoffs - thanks for the tip on the digirit pulleys! I was not aware of them but got the alloy 11-16 set (cheapest). I put it on my standard etap RD and now I can use my 11-32 cassette without slack...
03-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By 77Eric

Iím sure youíll get plenty of help here but the...

Iím sure youíll get plenty of help here but the help will only be as good as the info you provide. Things like your weight, age, how you ride, where you ride, etc., all would be useful along with any...
03-25-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,648
Posted By 77Eric

There have been various discussions here about...

There have been various discussions here about the problem and AFAIK there is no solution other than replacing the derailleur. Iíve had the problem with wifli but not with my standard RD so Iím going...
02-01-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By 77Eric

You might want to consider a single value wrench....

You might want to consider a single value wrench. I have one, I think it is made by Ritchey. 4 N-m which seems to be the only value I really need. Small enough that I donít mind bringing it along on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,544
Posted By 77Eric

The larger frame looks much better I think. For...

The larger frame looks much better I think. For some reason, though, it still looks a bit cramped to me - like the top tube is too short or you have a long torso? Or maybe it’s just the pics? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,663
Posted By 77Eric

I’ll mention a couple other subtle advantages of...

I’ll mention a couple other subtle advantages of electronic shifting over mechanical that I didn’t realize until I made the switch. First, obviously, you don’t have those stiff shifter cables...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,729
Posted By 77Eric

As I recently reported in another thread on this...

As I recently reported in another thread on this subforum my Lezyne Mega XL seems good for close to 30 hrs/charge without any attempts to maximize battery life. I believe its rating of 48 hours is...
Replies: 94
Views: 23,150
Posted By 77Eric

OK, I did a first good measurement on the battery...

OK, I did a first good measurement on the battery life of my Lezyne Mega XL:

9 rides
26:29 elapsed time (includes stoplights, rests, flats, etc.)
I'd say 5 min/ride extra for setup before and...
Replies: 94
Views: 23,150
Posted By 77Eric

Regarding my Lezyne Mega XL... Battery life:...

Regarding my Lezyne Mega XL...

Battery life: I’ve been keeping track of it but frankly it’s been a bit difficult to accurately measure, partly because I’m just doing little rides these days along...
Replies: 94
Views: 23,150
Posted By 77Eric

I was recently in the market for a GPS (good...

I was recently in the market for a GPS (good riddance RFLKT) and battery life was a prime consideration (double centuries) so I went with the Lezyne Mega XL. Their spec on the battery life is 48...
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