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11-10-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have not found a park with bathrooms by GMR. I...

I have not found a park with bathrooms by GMR. I also found that equestrian center closed a month or two ago. The approach is gravel and the water in the fountain tastes bad (lack of use I guess).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,078
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Somewhat for me! I do not have the mental...

Somewhat for me! I do not have the mental fortitude for flat miles. I can always pedal less, nothing is forcing me to go faster. I will try to go fast for a bit, but then I forget I want to go fast....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,078
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I just think that those are just his cycling...

I just think that those are just his cycling miles. You also need to factor in his runs. That's a lot of time.

Most triathletes do flat miles, which does not interest me. I will always make fun of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,337
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as...

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as mstateglfr pointed out) is not reputable? Perhaps the biggest retailer in the US. Bike Closet is also well known and legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The link above,...

The link above, https://arcane-brook-43772.herokuapp.com/detail-frame?clang=en&variant=Roadmachine%20ONE&platform=Roadmachine%20ONE#top , is from BMC's website, under their Bike Archive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The BMC branding is a bit confusing. They have...

The BMC branding is a bit confusing. They have both a Roadmachine 01 ONE and Roadmachine ONE. Is 01 ONE redundant? Nope, different bike. The 01 level is the top of the line.

Best link I can find...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a...

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a bike for multiple days and convince the girlfriend that she has to vacation without me while I do the West Maui Loop? :foo::winter:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sorry if that part was confusing. Was more...

Sorry if that part was confusing. Was more interested in the bike and not the rental periods, so I did not elaborate.

The places that rent per 24 hour cycles are also open later, so I can rent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I know I have the legs, but it is the altitude...

I know I have the legs, but it is the altitude and weather are the worrying parts. Rain? What's that? Oynx Peak is the highest we can get, and I will do in once/twice before leaving. Would love to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Which rental bike should I choose?

Going to Maui basically to ride up Haleakala (35 miles, 10K ft and then back). Not bringing my bike since it is too much of a hassle and my only bike is a bit beat. There are a few options, some are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Polarized glasses were created for a variety...

Polarized glasses were created for a variety reasons. Your niche use case is one of them. Riding a bicycle under normal conditions is not one of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I also do not like polarized glasses, almost...

I also do not like polarized glasses, almost disorienting. Some marketing department convinced people that polarized glasses are needed for all activities, so companies are caving in to unnecessary...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Wow, did not know. In my defense, I live in...

Wow, did not know. In my defense, I live in Southern California, so winter clothing means knee warmers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tycho Brahe

What kind of bibs do you have that arrive to the...

What kind of bibs do you have that arrive to the middle of your chest?!? :innocent:
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Bikes are not allowed on any dirt paths in any LA...

Bikes are not allowed on any dirt paths in any LA park, not just Griffith.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,083
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you...

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you need to HTFU. Drafting will not help you get stronger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,354
Posted By Tycho Brahe

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:
08-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love my Varia, but it is useless on that...

I love my Varia, but it is useless on that section of the PCH. :)

Rode the PCH north of Malibu this weekend. A joy.
08-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park...

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park at Point Dume and hit the PCH north of Malibu. Will very likely do it this weekend to beat the heat.

I prefer the road heading north, from SM to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,794
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Pelotons are for cyclists that can't climb.

Pelotons are for cyclists that can't climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,227
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I attended a few spin classes with an ex in the...

I attended a few spin classes with an ex in the past. After each spin, I was a sweaty mess, whereas when cycling normally, I am rarely sweaty. My perceived level of effort felt the same and the lack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I never understood the allure. I wear my helmet...

I never understood the allure. I wear my helmet and occasionally a halo band on long hot rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tycho Brahe

They are called sun sleeves. I use them for all...

They are called sun sleeves. I use them for all my long rides. Living in Los Angeles, I see a lot of sun. My arm tan lines are in control since I use them, but my legs are out of control.
05-18-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only...

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only affects higher 5G frequencies (in the GHz) and not GPS frequencies (lower range in Mhz).
05-13-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Nate Loyal is now $250.

Nate Loyal is now $250.
05-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that...

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/search?q=fitter&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)
05-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because...

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because it is gated), but I finally went up to Mt. Disappointment (near Mt Wilson) on Sunday.

Was expecting a rough paved climb similar to Camp 9 or Mt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have only done the Stelvio pass, and it is a...

I have only done the Stelvio pass, and it is a shame that you cannot do it since it is glorious. I have ascended from Italy and descended into Switzerland, and I am hoping to do the reverse this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wear bibs exclusively, but I honestly feel no...

I wear bibs exclusively, but I honestly feel no difference. I am skinny if that matters.
04-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live...

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live in SoCal, you sometimes forget how cold it can get once the sun goes away. I was sweating on the initial ascent, but by the time I got to the top, it...
03-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City...

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City Parks, especially Griffith Park.
03-08-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty...

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty much dead even with you (just under 48m). :thumb:
03-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

TL;DR...

TL;DR https://www.strava.com/activities/4902848689

Thank you CAT7RDR for the inspiration for trying new routes. I have never been to that part of the world and I am getting tired of all my weekend...
03-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Awesome. I need more daylight hours before...

Awesome. I need more daylight hours before tackling that last route. Don't want to be exploring new roads and the sunlight starts fading (or be rushed).
03-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks for the tips. Think I might just copy your...

Thanks for the tips. Think I might just copy your ride tomorrow. I am so used to ride in the mountains where there are no services. Any water along the route? Do not need food. A public restrooms (I...
03-05-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Very interesting ride. I have never been to that...

Very interesting ride. I have never been to that area in any way, shape, or form. Is there a better time of year to go? Tomorrow is a high of 70. Only 90+ degree heat bothers me, more worried about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this...

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Same here. I will get a notification when I turn...

Same here. I will get a notification when I turn on the device, which I can ignore. It will continue to ask every time I turn it on. Never in the middle of an activity.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,282
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Running. I usually do a single minimum 5K run per...

Running. I usually do a single minimum 5K run per week (usually longer), but will run more frequently when no bike and up to solo half marathons.

I constantly have this problem since I only have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love my JBL Go3. Love it. ...

I love my JBL Go3. Love it.
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02-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,900
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Weekday rides (around 90 minutes): 1 bottle of...

Weekday rides (around 90 minutes): 1 bottle of water, half during the winter. Last week I forgot my bottle and it was cool enough to not need any.
Weekend rides (3+ hours): 1 bottle of water, 1...
02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil Gaimon's Video Guide on Secret Water Stops in Malibu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatK-W0MOso

Favorite comment: I just watched a 16 min video about where water fountains are in California. I live in Wales.

I knew the non-sneaky ones already,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,428
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This scenario is my "hope" as well. Was...

This scenario is my "hope" as well. Was considering a lower-end gravel bike before the pandemic started. I do not envision doing a lot of dirt riding, so nothing fancy. It appears that gravel is all...
02-19-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Crystal Lake Cafe is not a cyclist hangout. No...

Crystal Lake Cafe is not a cyclist hangout. No place is, unlike other spots in the country.
02-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I think one of the reasons why I have failed to...

I think one of the reasons why I have failed to find anyone to cycle with in 5 years in Los Angeles is the lack of facilities on the road. No place to congregate. There is nothing in the Santa Monica...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,428
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Currently, there are four road bikes in total....

Currently, there are four road bikes in total. FOUR. Discount ranges from 5%-10%. Apples and oranges. Cheapest bike is almost $5K. Zero of them in my size. Any other year, a person would have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,428
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I pretty much buy everything on sale, so for me,...

I pretty much buy everything on sale, so for me, discounts are a baseline. Winter 2020 has finally going to be the time I was going to get a second bike, so not only cannot I not find a bike, but to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Never felt any difference between Shimano and...

Never felt any difference between Shimano and Koolstop pads, but I have tried side by side. They both work. Only use black, no need for salmon.
02-09-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 132,388
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love climbing, so when I saw the descent at the...

I love climbing, so when I saw the descent at the Lopez Canyon junction, I just kept going up Kagel. The part by the cemetery is also very steep, much steeper than the rest. I then had to do that...
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