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03-30-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the...

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the posts above, no one likes you.

Here are some excerpts from the organizer's personal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/randolph.ice). Shocker,...
03-25-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The organizer is a tool. I hope he is ruined...

The organizer is a tool. I hope he is ruined financially.
03-25-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I am still riding. My "shorter" weekday rides are...

I am still riding. My "shorter" weekday rides are in Griffith Park and there still are a few people hiking the trails.

I maintain a normal distance and wash my hands when I get home. I have no...
02-28-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that...

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that you would not see me anyways.
02-25-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Wow, that is incredibly tacky from the...

Wow, that is incredibly tacky from the organizers. I have no idea on what road those pictures were taken from, but the whole area has tons of cyclists. There is bound to be a few cyclists on the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,810
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Finally did the Stelvio Pass on the Italian-Swiss...

Finally did the Stelvio Pass on the Italian-Swiss border (41.44 miles, 6,950 ft): https://www.strava.com/activities/2556097333

Nowhere close to being the most challenging ride, but definitely the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Discountinued HED Ardennes Plus SL

The HED Ardennes Plus SL has been replaced by some new model, so they are now being discounted. They come with an 11 speed hub, so they are not "old" wheels. Still a good wheel in 2020?

Recently...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,524
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love riding with my bluetooth speaker. All the...

I love riding with my bluetooth speaker. All the benefits of music and you still get all the ambient sounds. Besides, you will not be passing me, I will be passing you. That is the added benefit, no...
11-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Where to recycle tires and tubes in Los Angeles?

I used to bring them to Performance Bikes, but they are now gone obviously. Any other recommendations?
10-20-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tycho Brahe

October 19th report: Water is still out at...

October 19th report:

Water is still out at Clear Creek. Functioning at Redbox and Mt Wilson.
ACH/2 still closed at Redbox. Now they are saying it will re-open in November.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,548
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Focus on the cookies

Focus on the cookies
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,548
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental. ...

It's not a race, just enjoy the rental.

Unless you are up front at the start, you will be slowed down by the volume of people.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The only time I did Gibraltar, I parked at...

The only time I did Gibraltar, I parked at Tuckers Grove County Park and warmed up going on Foothill Road. An option if you need/want to avoid downtown Santa Barbara. Not even 30 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sounds good, however, as you can tell by my...

Sounds good, however, as you can tell by my Strava runs, I am without a bike. Depending on the damage (derailleur), I hopefully will get it back on Thursday. I will try to keep one of those days open.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This! If you want to replicate Gibraltar, you...

This! If you want to replicate Gibraltar, you need to do the climbs on the above roads starting from the PCH. Decker and Deer Creek stand out to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tycho Brahe

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the...

ooga-booga and I have discussed in person the beauty that is east camino cielo. Beautiful ridge road with ocean views on one side and the valley on the other.

Gibraltar is indeed a beast. At least...
09-22-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I don't think there are any regulars on this...

I don't think there are any regulars on this forum that live in Los Angeles.

A friend used Coach Briton and liked the process (not high-tech, but gave training tips as well). The person I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By Tycho Brahe

paging ooga-booga There is also the SoCal...

paging ooga-booga

There is also the SoCal sub-forum https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 702,268
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Great prices on those new Garmins, but what is...

Great prices on those new Garmins, but what is the warranty like for out-of-country purposes? The new 530 has tons of button problems, would hate to get a defective one and not be covered by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tycho Brahe

But I don't want to have to click on every ride...

But I don't want to have to click on every ride and see if they are paved. I want for example a Top 10 Paved Scenic climb page.



Slicks and 23/25mm? Those tires look at least 28. I am talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,319
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have...

I wish that site differentiated climbs that have gravel to those without. Would love to do some of these climbs, but I only ride slicks.
08-20-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,441
Posted By Tycho Brahe

So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately...

So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately is a bit slow. Ooops! :eek:



I rarely frequent this forum since it seems no one is in my area (weird considering I am in LA, the second biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil's Cookie Fondo is now $160. Granted, you get...

Phil's Cookie Fondo is now $160. Granted, you get some freebies, but I really do not need another t-shirt or tote bag (the custom Camelback bottle is awesome). It is however a charity ride, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few...

I will be going to Italy tomorrow. First a few bike-less days in Rome then off to the Dolemites for some riding. Flats are boring, gotta get to the mountains. Will be doing the Stelvio Pass from...
07-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,441
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Glad you got those PRs on whatever that hill is...

Glad you got those PRs on whatever that hill is called. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Kask helmet and sunglasses

I am due for a new helmet and I really liked the Kask helmet that I had many years ago, that I cracked in a crash.

Not sure which model I will get, but how are they with sticking glasses into the...
06-27-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The bathroom is closed because it will be redone....

The bathroom is closed because it will be redone. Seems somewhat silly, why not close it when construction starts? Also, it is not like there is a sewage system. It is basically an outhouse.

The...
06-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Angeles Crest Highway / Hwy 2 updates

The road is still closed from Redbox to the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd junction. The staff at Redbox said it will reopen at the end of September. Big Tujunga is the detour, but that is a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sensors for the new Garmin 530

One of the differences of the new Garmin 530 is that it now supports Bluetooth sensors in addition to ANT.

First of all, I have no idea which technology is better.
Second, I have no idea which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,562
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As a fellow SoCal resident, I would love to see...

As a fellow SoCal resident, I would love to see these 90+F summers. Today's high is 71, and the max in the next 10 days is 78. Great riding weather, my tan lines are crisp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,609
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If there is even a hint of rain, I will not ride.

If there is even a hint of rain, I will not ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The saddle is under your behind, so no one can...

The saddle is under your behind, so no one can see it while riding, especially yourself. Why bother? I never wash my car either, I will let the other people take offensive at looks, doesn't bother me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I do all of them in the same day. Problem solved.

I do all of them in the same day. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Strava PRs. It's all about Strava.

Strava PRs. It's all about Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tycho Brahe

You might as well do the ride. The worst that can...

You might as well do the ride. The worst that can happen is you turn around. Nothing wrong with that, considering it is a chore.

My only dislike about the lifts is that I am always freezing on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The climb from the village to the lifts is a...

The climb from the village to the lifts is a beast. I cannot imagine doing it with lots of other riders around. You need to take the right-turning switchbacks very wide due to the steepness.

I...
05-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,586
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is the road I was thinking about. Would love...

That is the road I was thinking about. Would love to try it out. Doable on slicks?
05-28-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,586
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I remember reading about another road, but cannot...

I remember reading about another road, but cannot recall any of the details. There might be another. Sorry.

Parts of Griffith Park is closed to cars, but I doubt that's the road you are looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 702,268
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have cycled for many years now, with never...

I have cycled for many years now, with never seeing a strong need for a computer. Almost like a badge of honor. Decided to get the Wahoo over the 520 based on everything I have read, was just waiting...
05-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,890
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Technically it was unsupported, but there were...

Technically it was unsupported, but there were actually SAG vehicles. I do long rides by myself, but I need company for this one. :) Was considering a trip to Baldy since I already did Crystal Lake a...
05-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,890
Posted By Tycho Brahe

You saw my "ride" on Strava. Mechanical failure...

You saw my "ride" on Strava. Mechanical failure at the GMR/GRR junction caused me to bail and return.

It was all quite stupid. Since the roads were closed, they had those huge barricades to block...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,753
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Why would anyone wear anti-perspirants during any...

Why would anyone wear anti-perspirants during any type of exercise?

I'm just waiting for this conversation to descend into white shorts/bibs. No pics please!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 702,268
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wish the Wahoo units would go on sale instead...

I wish the Wahoo units would go on sale instead of Garmin. They never go on sale and are not even sold on places like Ebay.
05-17-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,890
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Tomorrow is the day! I will take a look for...

Tomorrow is the day!

I will take a look for the Lemondrian shirt. I don't post pictures of myself online, but you might find a few of me on my Strava profile:...
05-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Unfortunately, I only own one bike and I am way...

Unfortunately, I only own one bike and I am way taller than you.

I should be biking in Germany this summer and the rental prices are very high there as well.
05-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Finally did the climb on Sunday. Since I now had...

Finally did the climb on Sunday. Since I now had a free day on Saturday, I hung out with some friends. Big ride the next day, but a little day drinking would not affect it. Long story short, we...
05-08-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,890
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Postponed again due to the weather forecast until...

Postponed again due to the weather forecast until May 18th.
05-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tycho Brahe

How are the 18/38 compared to the 2/ACH going up...

How are the 18/38 compared to the 2/ACH going up to Wilson/Newcomb's/Dawson Saddle? I don't mind the ACH, but I do wish there were less motorcycles.

Looking at Google Street View now. Much uglier...
05-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I am looking at the weather. That's just too...

I am looking at the weather. That's just too cold. I assumed it would be warmer at that region, even at elevation.

My friend still wants to do it, but he is not affected by the cold as I am. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Tycho Brahe

How do you know if someone does not use Facebook?...

How do you know if someone does not use Facebook?

They will tell you
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