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03-04-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

There are occasionally decent deals found on...

There are occasionally decent deals found on eBay, when one is patient.

Somewhat related, the radio on my G3 talks ANT+, how much life is left in that protocol? There are still G3 powercaps with...
03-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

As the owner of Wheelbuilders.com put it,...

As the owner of Wheelbuilders.com put it, hub-based are "not sexy," but as I mentioned, speed, cadence, power all-in-one, that is good from my perspective. Accurate to within +/-1.5% too. Not to...
02-28-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

SRAM Axes PowerTap... other hub-based power meter alternatives?

Saw an article (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/02/heres-what-the-disappearance-of-powertap-might-mean/), SRAM has ended the PowerTap brand.



I have a G3 hub and like it. Got it used, great...
03-28-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,754
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Prices will continue to fall on the Edge 1030....

Prices will continue to fall on the Edge 1030. Regarding waiting for the successor unit, I don't need the latest and greatest; as it is, there are many features on my current Edge 510, which I bought...
03-16-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Wise advice. Regarding Wheelbuilder, great...

Wise advice.

Regarding Wheelbuilder, great people. I met the owner when I went up there, really seems like a stand-up guy.
03-15-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

https://wheelbuilder.com/powertap-dual-ant-ble-pow...

https://wheelbuilder.com/powertap-dual-ant-ble-powercap/



Understood, but my Powertap G3 is one of the older ones with the straight yellow logo. I did, with some difficulty, upgrade the...
03-13-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

The one I have is ANT+ only, I am pretty certain....

The one I have is ANT+ only, I am pretty certain. They have later versions which are both ANT+ and Bluetooth, but if I want that I’d need to upgrade the cap, $150 at Wheelbuiilder.
03-12-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Anyone Pair a PowerTap G3 Hub With Garmin Edge 1030?

Garmin is discounting the 1030 right now, but I want to be sure I can pair a PowerTap G3 hub with it before trying to fix what isn’t broke (my current setup— Edge 510, G3 Hub— is working fine). Can...
09-01-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,627
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I hate to say so, but the value of Pendleton,...

I hate to say so, but the value of Pendleton, even if they could sell every bit of it for $5 million/acre, would be a fart in a thunderstorm in comparison to the federal deficit, which is itself only...
07-20-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,622
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Thanks for the post & pics. I've been thinking...

Thanks for the post & pics. I've been thinking about getting one of these, but have had some other expenses, like Prime Day, for example. The cable and padlock are purely for securing the bike, is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Do you use a custom dashboard in GC to bring the...

Do you use a custom dashboard in GC to bring the elements you want to the forefront? To be direct, with regard to making best use of GC, I tried Strava before GC. Strava does bring certain features...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

There is an interesting thread over on a...

There is an interesting thread over on a different forum that estimates, circa 2015, that Strava had somewhere around 8.2 million users...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

So I was paying for premium up until about a year...

So I was paying for premium up until about a year ago. What did it get me? My interest was in the suffer score, power curve, heart rate distribution. For a little over $0.16 per day. I realize, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Do all the Strava add-ons, like VeloViewer and...

Do all the Strava add-ons, like VeloViewer and Elevate, for example, connect to Strava the same way? I wonder if Strava would move against them to goad more folks to pay? If so, I think that would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

He has stated elsewhere that Training Peaks is...

He has stated elsewhere that Training Peaks is (at that time) his main, go-to Web site. Strava may have been at one time, but no longer. I can’t recall what he said about how the data flows, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,597
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

DC Rainmaker on the Strava vs. Relive.cc Backstory

DC Rainmaker just posted regarding the real reasons for the "breakup" between Strava and Relive.cc (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/07/strava-relive-cc-app-platform-dispute.html).

In a nutshell,...
05-24-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,819
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

The price drop is a recent thing...

The price drop is a recent thing (https://camelcamelcamel.com/Garmin-Cycling-Computer-Competing-Navigation/product/B07C1TDBZC). I even got an email from Garmin offering it for essentially the same...
08-31-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Is it really unfortunate, or is it deliberate?...

Is it really unfortunate, or is it deliberate? Wouldn't the USMC be happy to see fewer cyclists passing through the base?



If I'm cycling S/B through Pendleton on the way to Oceanside or points...
08-24-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,343
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

The part that goes through the golf course is not...

The part that goes through the golf course is not so user-friendly. You have to know where to look for it, and in truth it may be easier to skip it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,204
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Backcountry has Oakley Radar Paths starting at...

Backcountry has Oakley Radar Paths starting at $95 (https://www.backcountry.com/oakley-radar-path-sunglasses).
08-10-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I forgot to mention, one of my cycling friends...

I forgot to mention, one of my cycling friends was doored on that route recommended by jsigone. It was some time ago, however, but when I looked at it on street view I could see, very possible. I...
08-10-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Amtrak posts a variety of Pacific Surfliner...

Amtrak posts a variety of Pacific Surfliner service updates and alerts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PacSurfliners) these days, as does NCTD (https://twitter.com/GoNCTD) and Metrolink...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 48,182
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Question for you smart, tech-savvy Strava users:...

Question for you smart, tech-savvy Strava users: I got an email from Strava saying that someone had responded to an invitation I (supposedly) sent them from Strava. They're using a generic handle on...
08-06-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Dunno about the bike rental situation around...

Dunno about the bike rental situation around there, but here is a route (https://www.strava.com/routes/14793227) which I have enjoyed a few times.
08-03-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Appreciate that. Just to make sure I'm tracking...

Appreciate that. Just to make sure I'm tracking you, that first trail you mentioned is designated as "Old Seaworld Drive" on the map? Runs along the San Diego River?

The other trail is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,224
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Unfortunately, only when you are climbing...

Unfortunately, only when you are climbing (https://www.bikeforums.net/20278633-post16.html). I'm not saying you shouldn't lose the 10 lbs, but on a flat course the difference-- less than 5% of your...
08-03-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

lol

lol
08-02-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Many thanks for this. I have to admit, Pacific...

Many thanks for this. I have to admit, Pacific Highway from Mission Bay was kind of a downer, too reminiscent of some of the gritty Orange County areas I ride through from time to time. But that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Can't tell you whether the BBB value...

Can't tell you whether the BBB value (https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3060079&make=750&model=82548) is incorrect, but the price you named equates to a depreciation rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,623
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

These don't fit into every frame, but they fit...

These don't fit into every frame, but they fit into mine:

Zefal Magnum (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WOEU9S) (1 liter water bottle)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20,184
Views: 4,494,175
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Keep-on Kovers...

Keep-on Kovers (http://www.keeponkovers.com/Product.html) (just over $11 each) and some Squirt Lube (https://www.velonews.com/2011/01/mtb/tested-squirt-lube_251820) from Amazon ($12.5 for 4 oz);...
07-29-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Google Street View is showing the detour of the...

Google Street View is showing the detour of the Rose Canyon bike path in their 3/2018 images. Would you be able to advise regarding any other problems with this route...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,204
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

RedWhite is having a sale...

RedWhite is having a sale (https://www.redwhite.cc) on their bibs and jerseys. They are well-known in certain circles for "The Bibs (https://www.redwhite.cc/product/the-bib-long-distance-bibshort/),"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,204
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Steep and Cheap has Pearl Izumi sunsleeves in...

Steep and Cheap has Pearl Izumi sunsleeves in various sizes. Just over $13 (https://www.steepandcheap.com/pearl-izumi-sun-sleeve-plz007i).

I just got another pair from Amazon, or I'd go for it.
07-26-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Really quite nice riding down the coast from Dana...

Really quite nice riding down the coast from Dana Point to Oceanside yesterday. You could increasingly feel that cool ocean breeze as we came down from Lake Forest, and there was a marine layer, to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,497
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I have limited crashing experience and even more...

I have limited crashing experience and even more limited CF bike experience, but suffice it to say that recently I had a very low-speed collision with the back of a car while on a rented CF bike, and...
07-26-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Have I come across "bike-friendly" pedestrians...

Have I come across "bike-friendly" pedestrians anywhere? Not anywhere I can recall.

Pedestrians the world over are no different from cyclists: both tend to think their activity on a given trail or...
07-25-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Got the new ID at Pendleton this morning. Took...

Got the new ID at Pendleton this morning. Took about 45 minutes for five of us; I believe everyone was previously registered online, but I'm not sure if that makes a difference. We were told by the...
07-24-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I rode that section of the Jeffrey Trail on...

I rode that section of the Jeffrey Trail on Monday morning around 9:00 a.m. and there was hardly a soul on it. Hot weekday morning, so certainly that has something to do with it. I would not want to...
07-19-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Best viewed on YouTube and not embedded, but...

Best viewed on YouTube and not embedded, but whatever:

Jeffrey Open Space Trail in Irvine

Many other videos can be found; just search for the names in the loop titles above.
07-18-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Here's a couple of short local-ish routes from...

Here's a couple of short local-ish routes from Balboa:

Back Bay (https://www.strava.com/routes/14412937)

Back Bay & Shady Canyon (https://www.strava.com/routes/14412768)

In order to get into...
07-18-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

The MS Bay-to-Bay 150, which has routed a large...

The MS Bay-to-Bay 150, which has routed a large number of cyclists through Pendleton in years past, is apparently planning to supply vehicles to transport riders who can't transit Pendleton...
07-17-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I have a friend who is pretty bold about riding...

I have a friend who is pretty bold about riding surface streets and highways-- much more so than I am-- yet he refuses to ride I-5 on this stretch. He's done Vancouver to Mexico a couple of times,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 225,053
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I'm paid thru December 2018, so I'll use it as...

I'm paid thru December 2018, so I'll use it as long as I've got it. I went to Hole Foods last week and the checker invited me to "scan my Amazon QR code" for Amazon Rewards on my purchase, or some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 225,053
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

It seems they are using this to try and clear out...

It seems they are using this to try and clear out a lot of stuff no one wants to buy. I looked yesterday and earlier this morning and found nothing of interest. Previous years were not like this....
07-17-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

So I called them just to make sure there's no...

So I called them just to make sure there's no difference between what is said and what is done, and they told me regular ol' CDLs are still OK right now. Apparently at some future point they will...
07-16-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

My California driver's license was issued a...

My California driver's license was issued a couple of years ago, so it isn't Real-ID-Act compliant (https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/realid). I'm thinking the vast majority of CDLs are not....
07-16-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

Got an email from the base:

Got an email from the base:
07-13-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,039
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I got an email from someone dated 7/12 which...

I got an email from someone dated 7/12 which stated that they went in on Thursday 7/12 to get a pass at Pendleton. There is a separate clerk for dealing with cyclists who told them the online...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,330
Posted By ZippyThePinhead

I lube the bearings of my Zeros with a grease gun...

I lube the bearings of my Zeros with a grease gun about every 500-1000 miles or so, and they're still going strong on the original bearings after 11000 miles, give or take.

Lubing SpeedPlays
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