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05-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By gpelpel

Glad I lurked around the forum today. Mr....

Glad I lurked around the forum today.

Mr. Oldstrong you are amazing.
This was a fun ride report to read. I am glad you finished safe and sound (although some may question the latter). I am...
08-02-17, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,090
Posted By gpelpel

Sorry to hear about Glenn's accident. Glad he...

Sorry to hear about Glenn's accident.
Glad he is back home and healing.
12-11-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By gpelpel

Happy anniversary Dan! :beer:

Happy anniversary Dan! :beer:
02-09-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By gpelpel

Or, if you are up for a last climb, treat...

Or, if you are up for a last climb, treat yourself to a climb up Mt.Tam and ride the magnificent Ridgecrest Blvd. above Stinson Beach.

Otherwise +1 to all above comments.
01-30-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,264
Posted By gpelpel

Ménage à trois?

Ménage à trois?
01-29-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,264
Posted By gpelpel

Spectacular climb at a spectacular location. I...

Spectacular climb at a spectacular location.
I might join the fun.

The circuit goes through Occidental before heading north and then back after the climb, that makes it twice the fun.
Also...
01-12-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By gpelpel

This is a useful piece of journalism. I hope it...

This is a useful piece of journalism. I hope it is read by city/public space managers.
Obviously the Swedish approach is forward thinking by a country that has a long history of recognizing the...
12-07-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By gpelpel

Sorry to read this Curtis. Hope you recover fast.

Sorry to read this Curtis. Hope you recover fast.
10-21-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By gpelpel

Here are a couple options: 1) Take Bart to...

Here are a couple options:

1) Take Bart to Orinda, ride north on San Pablo Dam Rd, turn right on Bear Creek Rd, turn right on Alhambra, continue on Reliez Valley, turn left on Grayson, turn right...
09-08-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By gpelpel

Congrats on successfully making a difference!

Congrats on successfully making a difference!
09-03-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

Très, très cool!

Très, très cool!
08-22-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,479
Posted By gpelpel

It was cool to be back on a BF NorCal ride again....

It was cool to be back on a BF NorCal ride again. Slow poke speed was just perfect, the founding fathers would have been proud, and the route was really beautiful.
Thanks Dan for organizing this. A...
08-22-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By gpelpel

Signed

Signed
08-10-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By gpelpel

Signed!

Signed!
08-10-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By gpelpel

Bay Area Cyclist Breaks Climbing Record

Cyclist Breaks World Ascension Record By Biking 95,622 Feet in 2 Days | NBC Bay Area...
08-05-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By gpelpel

Not the post I was looking for after a Tahoe...

Not the post I was looking for after a Tahoe weekend. Hiked the Flume Trail you rode and posted about years ago, still awesome.

I am glad you came out of this relatively ok physically and with...
07-20-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,479
Posted By gpelpel

Count me in if the date fits.

Count me in if the date fits.
07-20-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By gpelpel

You could use your road bike with mountain...

You could use your road bike with mountain bike/city type clipless pedals and shoes (w/ recessed clips).
07-15-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By gpelpel

Good looking group :thumb:

Good looking group :thumb:
07-09-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By gpelpel

You can also take Bart to Orinda/Lafayette and...

You can also take Bart to Orinda/Lafayette and ride all the way to Pleasanton on flat roads or head north from there to ride the rolling hills of Bear Creek/Alhambra. Many options on the other side...
06-22-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By gpelpel

Rode it twice, 2008 and 2009. 2008: started...

Rode it twice, 2008 and 2009.

2008: started on the chilly side before 6am, I had arm warmers and a vest, I was fine and took all off at top of Monitor. Rest of the day was great so I left...
05-12-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By gpelpel

I missed it for the first time since the race...

I missed it for the first time since the race started 10 years ago. I was planning to go on Mines Rd. but work issues prevented me from joining the fun.
Glad you made it DiabloScott.

At least I...
05-07-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By gpelpel

Very sad indeed!

Very sad indeed!
05-05-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

He looks like he is operating a camera remote. He...

He looks like he is operating a camera remote. He planned a selfie with his hero!
04-27-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By gpelpel

Russian Gulch State Park, north of Mendocino, has...

Russian Gulch State Park, north of Mendocino, has a 2 mile in, 2 mile out trail that is a mix of pavement and dirt. Not very long, but flat and very safe if you son is young. It's also quite...
04-06-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,087
Posted By gpelpel

Haven't encountered crazy cyclists yet. I still...

Haven't encountered crazy cyclists yet. I still encounter a lot of friendly fellows engaging in chats at traffic lights or asking if any help is needed when stopped along the road.

As per sucking...
04-04-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

Was on the mountain today (first time since TOC...

Was on the mountain today (first time since TOC last year... yeah, I had a low cycling year in 2014, but I am back) and surprised myself murmuring "La Montagne". It was a beautiful morning, a bit...
03-15-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By gpelpel

His products are supposed to be of very high...

His products are supposed to be of very high quality but also very expensive compared to supermarket meat, the irony is that he is mocking the crowd using $10,000 bikes, surely his own customers.
I...
03-15-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By gpelpel

Yes, the guy is backpedaling according to a...

Yes, the guy is backpedaling according to a statement (blog) he left on his website. He is real. His name is Adam Parks (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/adam-parks/18/736/505), he is the owner of...
02-27-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By gpelpel

I received a notice in the mail saying the store...

I received a notice in the mail saying the store is closing. Not sure if they are moving or just getting off the market.
02-12-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By gpelpel

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club organizes the Wine...

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club organizes the Wine Country Century every year. Check the maps of the various routes (Santa Rosa Cycling Club - Ride details (http://srcc.memberlodge.com/WCCRoutes#M100))....
02-12-15, 12:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

Mr.Oldstrong looks lean and mean (in a good way)....

Mr.Oldstrong looks lean and mean (in a good way). This early in the season... Way to go Dan!
02-04-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By gpelpel

If you stay multiple nights I highly recommend...

If you stay multiple nights I highly recommend the BLM campground. It is cheap, has hot showers, and doesn't have the crowd and noise of the Turtle Rock area.
You won't need any reservation if you...
01-23-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By gpelpel

I may be wrong but it looks more like a coyote to...

I may be wrong but it looks more like a coyote to me. The posture, the tail position, the size of the ears don't seem to be from a cougar. I doubt a cougar would have stayed in view sight while aware...
12-29-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,703
Posted By gpelpel

Very sad event. A reminder to be careful on the...

Very sad event.
A reminder to be careful on the road especially in a group. Never forget that racers ride on closed roads, we don't.
12-20-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By gpelpel

Hilarious! Thanks.

Hilarious! Thanks.
12-18-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By gpelpel

Good to hear that. Best of luck to both the...

Good to hear that.

Best of luck to both the cyclist and the deer.
Looks like the video has been published by numerous websites and news organizations all over the world. At least the cyclist...
12-18-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By gpelpel

Hope you are OK DiabloScott!

Hope you are OK DiabloScott!
12-15-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189
Posted By gpelpel

I drove by Shasta Lake last week... scary low!...

I drove by Shasta Lake last week... scary low! There's almost no water left on the east side of highway 5.
12-01-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

Sounds like a fun ride. I can imagine the rear...

Sounds like a fun ride. I can imagine the rear tire loosing grip on the 17% climbs and the skidding front wheel on the descents. Did you use 23/25mm tires or wider ones?
11-26-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By gpelpel

Happy Thanksgiving!

Found this to be a good celebration of life... a video from a guy who celebrated his 103 years by climbing 1,500' in one hour on a 6 mile ride.

Translation of his interview: "The legs were great,...
10-02-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By gpelpel

You can borrow my Kurt Kinetics for a month or...

You can borrow my Kurt Kinetics for a month or so. I am in Lafayette.
08-26-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By gpelpel

Thank you Bikingshearer, Lanceoldstrong, and...

Thank you Bikingshearer, Lanceoldstrong, and DiabloScott,

I had a lovely time being reminded how beautiful a ride DiabloScott's mountain is. It has been a quiet and lazy time for me just watching...
08-25-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By gpelpel

5. Is the BIG ONE coming soon?

5. Is the BIG ONE coming soon?
08-22-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By gpelpel

From what I read he had quite a bike collection. ...

From what I read he had quite a bike collection.
Very sad story though, he seemed like a top notch guy too.

O Captain! My Captain!
from one of my all time favorite movies 'Dead Poets Society'
08-15-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By gpelpel

Wrench Science in Berkeley for fancy and exotic....

Wrench Science in Berkeley for fancy and exotic. Check their website: Wrench Science: Custom Bicycle Builder Online - Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Track Parts (http://www.wrenchscience.com), they have...
08-05-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By gpelpel

I never biked it but hiked from Incline Village...

I never biked it but hiked from Incline Village to Marlette Lake with my wife a couple of times so I can only tell you about this part which is probably the most spectacular. No climb here, it's...
06-20-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,702
Posted By gpelpel

+1... Très cool!

+1... Très cool!
06-05-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By gpelpel

Some people just set their tent along Airport Rd....

Some people just set their tent along Airport Rd. or in the woods bordering the air field, plenty of space there and it's quieter than at or around Turtle Rock.
06-04-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By gpelpel

Just go to the BLM campground at Indian Creek...

Just go to the BLM campground at Indian Creek Reservoir (past the airport on Airport Rd.). It's cheap, has hot showers, and trailer campers are always willing to share their tent pad if no tent site...
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