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02-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 44,913
Posted By calamarichris

Nothing's sweeter than a high-miles dog. He's...

Nothing's sweeter than a high-miles dog. He's definitely got that dignified, George-Clooney, salt-n-pepper face.
02-24-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 44,913
Posted By calamarichris

The rescue said he was a shih-tzu/Havanese mix,...

The rescue said he was a shih-tzu/Havanese mix, so I named him Fidel. DNA test shows no trace of Havanese (the cutest breed north of Havana), so now I'm stuck with the perfect little misnamed doofus....
12-02-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By calamarichris

I walked from the Torrey Pines parking lot to the...

I walked from the Torrey Pines parking lot to the Scripps Pier and back today--8 or 9 miles. You might see some nude dudes (nyargh, I have seen wang, not of mine own!) but if you time it correctly...
12-01-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By calamarichris

Nude beaches in the US are the exclusive of obese...

Nude beaches in the US are the exclusive of obese gay men. You ain't gonna see any nude folks there, especially in the dead of winter.
Although I've never walked the full length from Torrey Pines...
11-30-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By calamarichris

I've seen bicycles on nearly all of our beaches....

I've seen bicycles on nearly all of our beaches. It should be no problem at the State Park/Camp Ground in Carlsbad. If you're doing it in the winter, it shouldn't be a problem. I've never seen signs...
11-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By calamarichris

Dammit. :( Ah well. Let's see if the Ebay...

Dammit. :(

Ah well. Let's see if the Ebay seller has already shipped it. (Hate it when I do dumb stuff.)
I got it confused with my other bike, a Team Stuttgart Merckx that has those same brifters...
11-13-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you kindly gents!

Thank you kindly gents!
11-13-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By calamarichris

Vintage Shimano Compatibility Check

Hello fine fellows.

Wondering if this XT GS 7-speed cassette...
06-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,445
Posted By calamarichris

No. I respectfully disagree. That stretch of...

No. I respectfully disagree. That stretch of Leucadia is texting-driver central. And I refer to El Autobahn Real between Leucadia and Encinitas Blvd as The Red Light District.
There are some places...
05-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,670
Posted By calamarichris

Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter...

Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter TOOL driving all the way up to LA from Carlsbad, then spending 3 hours and $180 so that Nate could shift my saddle down and forward about 1cm, and...
11-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By calamarichris

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant....

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant. If you're positive it's coming from the stem/bars, I'd remove the handlebar clamp bolts one at a time and clean time, then with the stem loose,...
11-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,862
Posted By calamarichris

Good to have a friend to keep you company through...

Good to have a friend to keep you company through the Coronapocalypse. <3
http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/200916-nenker1-katesession.jpg
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11-04-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

https://mystery-books-news.omnimystery.com/graphic...

https://mystery-books-news.omnimystery.com/graphics/logo-reading-is-fundamental.jpg

White rim on the rear, possibly green rim on the front; either that or white rims all around:...
11-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D ...

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D

This is my rifle, this is my gun! This is my Gran Criterium (since 1988!) If you are bored, here is our story. ...
11-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

I'm the admiral of abstractions and the duke of...

I'm the admiral of abstractions and the duke of half-truths, and I appreciate the benefit of your majesty's experience. HED has been echoing in the back of my mind, and I'm more interested in speed...
11-03-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you! As enticing as the options presented...

Thank you! As enticing as the options presented so far have been, the other thing that makes me lean toward the Quills is custom powder coating. The more I look at the bike, and more of this...
11-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

Not too shabby. :) Here's a shot of the bike...

Not too shabby. :)

Here's a shot of the bike I just took with the new Sante cranks installed. The pedal threads don't go all the way through the crank arms, so I have to stick with the old vintage...
11-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look...

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look interesting indeed. Any idea where they're made? (I've boycotted a certain country.)

Was also considering these IRD Cadence Aeros...
11-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

I know you're joking, but just in case you're...

I know you're joking, but just in case you're not: Middle Aged Man In Lycra.
You know, when you can't remember what you came to the supermarket for, so you just meander around hoping you'll see and...
11-03-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

Unlabeled. They came laced to Shimano 600 (6400,...

Unlabeled. They came laced to Shimano 600 (6400, Ultegra) hubs, and the brakes have barely started wearing the paint. You want 'em?
11-02-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By calamarichris

Speedy, Retro-looking Rims for Vintage Merckx

The bike (in the middle):
http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/190803u-bikes-conpanne.jpg


The specs:
700c, clincher, 32h, rim brake (naturally), mated to Shimano Sante hubs.

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10-21-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,038
Posted By calamarichris

Your wife is living my dream. I've exceeded the...

Your wife is living my dream. I've exceeded the speed limit dozens, perhaps hundreds of times on my bicycle with the specific hope of getting a violation I could transfer immediately to the internet,...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles,...

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles, which is the longest ride I've managed since June.
Either I had undiagnosed Covid back in Late Feb, or I'm just too goddam fat to take a full breath...
10-15-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,258
Posted By calamarichris

Only occasionally. My errand bike/dog taxi has a...

Only occasionally. My errand bike/dog taxi has a Dutch AXA frame lock. Kinda like a car's ignition key: insert key--rolls. Remove key--stops.

Someone can still easily pick up my beloved dog taxi...
10-15-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,096
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, no. 1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just...

Alas, no.
1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just up the hill from my home
2 - Kate Sessions Park (we've become park aficionados since I got furloughed, and I've proud to say I've picked up nearly a...
10-15-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,096
Posted By calamarichris

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a...

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a deserted PCH early on a Tuesday morning or rush-hour in OC, every ride with my little Biscuitbutt is like the last precious breath in my airhose.
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09-20-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one...

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one water bottle used to get me through 25 miles on my way to another 75.
Pretty discouraged. Trying to burn off my quarantine-fifteen, and it seems...
09-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave...

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave Carlsbad. Got an early start, but still didn't beat the heat or the holiday traffic. PCH was a madhouse of texting drivers darting for parking spots at...
08-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,128
Posted By calamarichris

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart...

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart in these dark times.

Me circa 1972 in a Georgia trailerpark, just outside of Fort Stewart....
08-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By calamarichris

That's another thing contributing to my lack of...

That's another thing contributing to my lack of fitness: living here for 25+ years has decidedly made me soft. If it makes you feel any better it was 94 degrees with humidity on the coast on my ride...
08-13-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks. You're right; I've had plenty of broken...

Thanks. You're right; I've had plenty of broken bones and illnesses before, but asking this question made me realize it's probably all of those things. It's discouraging to work so hard to ride 30...
08-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By calamarichris

Loss of Fitness Due to Possible COVID19? Or Age? Or Weight Gain?

Has anyone who recovered from the 'Rona gotten back on the bike? If so, has it affected your fitness?

Been riding with B - B+ intensity for the last few weeks (mostly indoor), hoping to regain...
08-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 378,841
Posted By calamarichris

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very...

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very good. But didn't she speak Latin in reverse in the book? Haven't seen it since I was in my low-teens (30 years ago) and it made a lot more sense now.
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08-01-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back...

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back on this windy, humid day. The sea breezes were cool, but the traffic was nuts. At least the Saharizona tourists aren't flying the Confederate flag this...
05-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,258
Posted By calamarichris

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a...

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a mountainbike with a triple.

About 10 years ago, (in the middle of my powermeter honeymoon) I couldn't believe how easily I was FLYING up GMR/GRR....
04-09-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By calamarichris

Heyyy! Glad to hear from you Leatherneck! And...

Heyyy! Glad to hear from you Leatherneck! And that you're thriving and on the upswing.

Now I'm craving a BF 3D reunion if there are any of us after the Cavechicken flu.
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04-05-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

Cute dogs? Check. Schwinn Pelotons? Check. ...

Cute dogs? Check.
Schwinn Pelotons? Check.
Diamond Bar?! Check??

We have too much in common to not meet (after the Chinese Cavechicken Disease craziness has subsided of course.) I lived in...
04-05-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By calamarichris

Hi Tavareetch! Glad to see you're also doing...

Hi Tavareetch!
Glad to see you're also doing your part to protect our nation's mental hygiene. I did a 38-mile solo ride on PCH the day before yesterday, but after 3 weeks of isolation, and before...
04-04-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,679
Posted By calamarichris

What are Simon & Garfunkel, chopped livah?! ...

What are Simon & Garfunkel, chopped livah?! (FFWD to 58 seconds, stupid BF BBB code won't let me put the ffwded version.)
Goodbye Rosie!
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By calamarichris

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're...

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're within the letter of the order. I was feeling guilty on my two road ridesI'm caffeinating up right now and getting ready for a PCH cruise and the weather...
04-03-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,174
Posted By calamarichris

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in....

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in. I've got twin bikes, both with Alfine-11 internal gear hubs; one has the Gates carbon drive, the other a standard chain.

~The Gates belt is not...
04-03-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By calamarichris

Found the following from the exact text from the...

Found the following from the exact text from the Stay at Home Order on covid19.ca.gov (https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/) (pasted directly):Outdoor recreationCan I still...
04-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By calamarichris

Riding During Coronapocalypse?

After being furloughed from work a few weeks ago, I've been spending most of my time on the rollers, and feeling guilty on the rare, solo outdoor rides.
But now this video with Dr. Price this video...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By calamarichris

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike...

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike fitter's room after 2.5 hours and minus $180. The fitter (Nate Loyal in Santa Monica) only shifted my seat a little under a cm up and forward, and my...
08-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,056
Posted By calamarichris

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and...

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and Greg: the scenic route from Carlsbad to downtown SD, then took the train back. My first ride on the new Stuttgart Merckx (stiff SLX frame + 36-spoke...
07-16-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 173,213
Posted By calamarichris

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07-14-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,564
Posted By calamarichris

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and...

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and drive them home, if that's an option. Either that, or encourage them (while they're sober) to take an uber or other option. With Uber and Lyft, there's...
07-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,772
Posted By calamarichris

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this...

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this bike, although I DNFed l'Etape last time I rode it in June.

http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/150701-lemond-0445-768x1024.jpg...
07-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,395
Posted By calamarichris

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at...

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at these make me feel queasy.)

http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/190609-chr-etape13-1200x797.jpg...
07-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,709
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on...

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on the mountain. Pity there weren't more riders out to enjoy the cool weather and voluptuous road.
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