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08-01-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By TakingMyTime

A 4 week update: This Tuesday it will have...

A 4 week update:

This Tuesday it will have been 4 weeks since my accident. The pain in my ribs, shoulder and torso is only about 10% of what it was immediately after the accident, so that is...
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By TakingMyTime

If it looks as good in person (up close) I'd be a...

If it looks as good in person (up close) I'd be a buyer. It obviously need a little TLC, but not a lot. A chain, new cables and housing, bar tape and I'd be a happy guy.
07-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm definitely not wearing my sunglasses when I...

I'm definitely not wearing my sunglasses when I go through a tunnel any more. I will be dropping them onto my nose when I come to a bright to dark transition. The worst part about all of it was...
07-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm not sure but it appears that the arrow on the...

I'm not sure but it appears that the arrow on the spider is not lining up the the indicators on the chain ring.
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've...

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've done it twice from El Toro all the way up and it nearly killed me.
07-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By TakingMyTime

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike...

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike is left alone. My rides are pretty structured and the chance of me not being more than 10 feet away from it let alone out of site.... just really...
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are...

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are driving around we're always on the lookout for riders. All of a sudden she say "Look, it looks like a bike path down there with a rider on it".
06-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport...

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport Back Bay Routes. The Back Bay road was closed to walkers and bikers about 1/2 way through. Anyway, about 35 miles with a couple of old friends. I...
06-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

CAT7RDR, Thank you. I know you're an expert...

CAT7RDR,

Thank you. I know you're an expert in that area and I had been thinking of PM'ing you regarding different rides that I could access off of the SGRT. Every so often on the SGRT I'll see...
06-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

ob, As always, thanks for the suggestions...

ob,

As always, thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. One thing I will agree with you is getting the earliest start possible during these summer months. I am a very early riser by nature,...
06-26-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,911
Posted By TakingMyTime

Good thing we don't have anything like that here...

Good thing we don't have anything like that here in So Cal. If we did I'd be in a world of trouble. I'd probably be wearing a tool belt and pulling spares off of just about anything...
06-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the...

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the dam. 54 miles in all. Left early and didn't run into too much heat on the ride back. That's my farthest 1 ride mileage since I've been keeping...
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By TakingMyTime

I am considering this option. For right now I...

I am considering this option. For right now I think by raising the clamp a little bit I have made it usable and safe, although not perfect. I got this bike for free and I'm trying to only invest...
06-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By TakingMyTime

'72 Schwinn Super Sport - Before/After

Pretty close to done so I thought I'd post it up. Just need to cable it up and throw a chain on it (and put the brakes back on it). The wheels are the biggest problem, a couple of loose spokes and I...
06-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By TakingMyTime

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i...

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i consider Kool-Stop to be the best there is, it's just that personally I think they're much better than Shimano pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 741,729
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've never purchased from these guys before, but...

I've never purchased from these guys before, but they do seem to have been mentioned on this forum in the past as being reliable.

Continental Grand Prix 4-season $32.99
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06-19-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last...

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last week, but this time with a friend. Although I'm still struggling up some of the hills in my lowest bailout gear... I'm not getting off the bike and...
06-13-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy...

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy and Jeffrey Rd. Worked my way up to Santiago Canyon Road to El Toro Road and a few others until I got on Barranca and then headed back to Jeffrey Road....
06-12-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying...

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying the view before we turned around. It sure is a nice area.
06-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles....

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles. It was killing me today. I left without any breakfast and on top of that I did not sleep well the night before. If I hadn't been riding with 2...
06-09-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

The last 2 days have been 2 rides with the wife...

The last 2 days have been 2 rides with the wife down to Seal Beach and back. Back in October she was hit by a car while riding and she's just now getting the courage to get back on a bike. We'll be...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By TakingMyTime

Firework Storage, lol

This guy obviously does not realize that storing fireworks next to a heater might not be a real good idea.
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06-05-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm pretty sure you're correct. I have the 5500...

I'm pretty sure you're correct. I have the 5500 ordered. Now I have to get some penetrating oil on that BB. I don't think that thing has moved in 18 years.
06-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,374
Posted By TakingMyTime

So little that I could probably say Never.

So little that I could probably say Never.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't know, if I was riding in the dirt and...

I don't know, if I was riding in the dirt and wearing down my pulleys that fast I don't think I'd want to be dumping a lot of cash into designer pulleys. Buy some average cost replacement pulleys...
06-05-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,220
Posted By TakingMyTime

Not really. It is running Continental 4000sII @...

Not really. It is running Continental 4000sII @ 28mm. I'm very happy with the ride characteristics. Right now it's ridden 95% on smooth roads and paths. The current configuration is setup to do...
06-04-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,220
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have a Garmin 520, a Nite Rider Lumina 750...

I have a Garmin 520, a Nite Rider Lumina 750 front light and there is also a Nite Rider rear light attached to the rack (but it is out of view. Yesterday I installed a Brook's B17 saddle. I'm...
06-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,156
Posted By TakingMyTime

Put a new Black Brooks B17 saddle on the FX. ...

Put a new Black Brooks B17 saddle on the FX. Loving it. Feels great right out of the box. I haven't had one in about 40 years and I'm wondering why I waited so long to get another.
06-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did 28 miles down to Huntington Beach Pier with a...

Did 28 miles down to Huntington Beach Pier with a buddy. Got home and realized how dirty the bike has become and decided to clean it up. Cleaned the chain, took the headset apart and opened up the...
06-01-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By TakingMyTime

Have you checked C/L in San Diego? You can...

Have you checked C/L in San Diego? You can usually find great condition used Hybrids for $300 - $400. Plus you can test ride them. I know now with the virus some people may be a little hesitant...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have not and will not watch this. No matter...

I have not and will not watch this. No matter when or where he was interviewed, at whatever age... he always sounded like and carried himself as a prick. Drugs or not, he's a prick.
05-31-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks guys. It will be a challenge to break that...

Thanks guys. It will be a challenge to break that record again in June. I'm gettin' tired just thinking about it, lol.
05-31-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By TakingMyTime

+1 No matter how great the ride is... there is...

+1
No matter how great the ride is... there is always some point where I'm questioning my sanity and why I chose to ride that day. It passes.
05-31-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Ditto today. Ended the month with 531 miles which...

Ditto today. Ended the month with 531 miles which as far as I can tell is a modern day record for me.
Forum: Foo
05-31-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,263
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's one thing that I'm adamant about with my...

That's one thing that I'm adamant about with my wife... leave nothing inside the passenger section of the car. If you absolutely have to leave something in the car, it goes in the trunk. I'm always...
05-31-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't let a few people who have had problems with...

Don't let a few people who have had problems with a particular bike and are posting thier woes all over the internet scare you. If you get it from a reputable LBS and something does happen to go...
05-30-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

El Dorado Park > South on SGRT > South on PCH to...

El Dorado Park > South on SGRT > South on PCH to Jamboree in Newport beach and back, 43 miles. A lot of group riders out on PCH today. Seems like it's getting busy again. But, this was Saturday....
05-29-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

It's becoming one of my "go-to" rides. Again...

It's becoming one of my "go-to" rides. Again today.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't know what the "flip" value would be, but...

I don't know what the "flip" value would be, but it that was near me and I could get it for $150 it would be sitting in my garage. That 600 headset is going to require special wrenches. I'm sure...
05-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By TakingMyTime

After every third ride. Doesn't everyone?

After every third ride. Doesn't everyone?
05-26-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Huntington Beach to Balboa Peninsula, then the...

Huntington Beach to Balboa Peninsula, then the ferry to Balboa Island. Then a complete trip around the Newport Back bay. By the time the 3 of us got back we had logged 35 miles.
05-24-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just think there's going to be a bunch of...

I just think there's going to be a bunch of knuckleheads out on the road this Monday. People seem to be rushing into the "pandemic is over and everything's ok" mode a little faster than I would have...
05-24-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yeah, I wasn't sure if it would get moved or not....

Yeah, I wasn't sure if it would get moved or not. I hope not. I really meant for this to sort of stand as a record of who was going out and then what they experienced.
05-23-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't believe it took me this long, Co2

For all of you that have been using Co2 cartridges on the side of the road I'm sure you're reading this, smiling and saying to yourself "another convert". You are correct. I can't believe I've been a...
05-22-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

Left behind Huntington Beach wetlands and rode...

Left behind Huntington Beach wetlands and rode down to Crystal Cover (in and out through Newport peninsula etc). 37 miles in all. Rode with my 2 friends and they came in really handy when I had a...
Forum: Foo
05-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By TakingMyTime

Personally, I think she should have been fined...

Personally, I think she should have been fined and then use that money to issue several aspiring and deserving students a scholarship.
Forum: Foo
05-21-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By TakingMyTime

Lori Loughlin to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Just think. Your kids so dumb that you had to pay $500k to get her into college.
05-20-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

44 Mile Loop. Casual but long for me right now. ...

44 Mile Loop. Casual but long for me right now. SGRT South from El Dorado Park to PCH, ;PCH South to SART and then North on the SART to Taft/Ball Road. Then West down Ball Road to El Dorado Park....
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By TakingMyTime

Be very careful and read the terms of the "flex"...

Be very careful and read the terms of the "flex" package type of move. Basically, what they do is wait until they get enough to go in that direction and then they go. Make sure they have a delivery...
05-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 44,904
Posted By TakingMyTime

28 miles loop down to Huntington Beach Pier. The...

28 miles loop down to Huntington Beach Pier. The wind was really moving around. It seemed that no matter which direction I was going I was riding into a headwind.

I have to say that stopping at...
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