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10-22-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By CAT7RDR

OP Have at it and report back with your findings....

OP Have at it and report back with your findings.

https://www.omnicalculator.com/everyday-life/speed#:~:text=The%20most%20common%20formula%20for,together%2C%20and%20divide%20by%202.
10-21-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,796
Posted By CAT7RDR

Once had a saddle assembly come loose on a wooden...

Once had a saddle assembly come loose on a wooden bridge and the parts fell into the river below.
Felt like a total doofus as other riders saw what happened and unlike helping with a flat, most...
10-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By CAT7RDR

Those drop bars look launch compatible. ...

Those drop bars look launch compatible.
Guaranteed to drive you into the tarmac.
:bang:
10-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,922
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did a ramp that reached 24% on a 34x34. It was...

I did a ramp that reached 24% on a 34x34. It was not fun, but those types of ramps do not come up often.

Frankly, it is the descents that concern me more at times.
10-20-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By CAT7RDR

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/pn/010-11023-00#dev...

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/pn/010-11023-00#devices

Does not look very sturdy to me but what do I know?
10-19-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 227,581
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nothing special, trying to drop some weight doing...

Nothing special, trying to drop some weight doing hill repeats.
42 miles and 5200 feet of climb on a sunny day in the 70's with a lot of other local roadies out as well....
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 783
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most larger agencies have a safety officer of...

Most larger agencies have a safety officer of some type that would be interested in this type of harassment by a government employee.
Be concise and polite in your complaint.

Btw, informants are...
10-19-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By CAT7RDR

My average speed is trending down out of extreme...

My average speed is trending down out of extreme caution from a recent crash.
I love climbing, once avoided it. I cannot afford another crash on a descent and have kept my speed under 30 mph.
10-19-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 683
Posted By CAT7RDR

I added wild caught Sardines in olive oil to Kale...

I added wild caught Sardines in olive oil to Kale salads for the protein and Omega 3's as an economical source of protein.
Found I like the taste just fine as other sources of protein prices are...
10-18-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By CAT7RDR

58 in February myself. I do not care much for...

58 in February myself.
I do not care much for FB.
10-17-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 227,581
Posted By CAT7RDR

40 miles with 4600 feet of climb in the Puente...

40 miles with 4600 feet of climb in the Puente Hills of CA.
Popped a rear spoke around mile 30 but was able to take it easy another 10 miles until home.
10-17-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have WTB Cruz on my 29er. It is an urban tread...

I have WTB Cruz on my 29er. It is an urban tread that can handle light trail use.
Ride quality is good and decent flat prevention. Not a slick but just fine for rough roads.

They make a 26 inch...
10-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can ride further if I take brief 5 minute...

I can ride further if I take brief 5 minute breaks every hour to hydrate, eat, stretch, walk, take pics or plot a change in course.
Makes my rides more enjoyable.

If I am riding 60 miles+, I...
10-16-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By CAT7RDR

You might want to check your state's use of...

You might want to check your state's use of certain colors being prohibited on vehicles.
For example, you cannot use blue lights on private vehicles in CA.
Just an FYI.
10-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,369
Posted By CAT7RDR

The price ($2K) seems on par with a nice aluminum...

The price ($2K) seems on par with a nice aluminum entry level 105 level equipped bike.

Any downsides? 25 lbs if that matters? No drop bar bikes?

Why are they not more popular?
Seems if you are...
10-12-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^That is a real interesting route with some...

^^^^^That is a real interesting route with some of my favorite roads. Thanks for posting the linky.
10-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By CAT7RDR

"Keep On, Keeping On!" “It doesn't get...

"Keep On, Keeping On!"

“It doesn't get easier, you just get faster.”
10-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 934
Posted By CAT7RDR

I had a similar issue with wanting a more user...

I had a similar issue with wanting a more user friendly cassette.
On an older Ultegra 6600, I went from a 53/39 to a 46/30 GRX crankset paired with an 12-27 10-speed. The gear gaps are tighter and...
10-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,446
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad the op-ed is not a red herring like failed...

Glad the op-ed is not a red herring like failed social policies, but instead focuses on alleged lack of empathy by a passer by.
Lord knows Californians are not already hammered by high taxes to...
10-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

Took the morning to putter around the Whittier...

Took the morning to putter around the Whittier Hills on the 29er.
Partly cloudy in the low 70's. Turnbill Cyn was busy with MTB's and Roadie as usual for a Saturday.
40 miles and 4800' of climb....
10-09-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,764
Posted By CAT7RDR

I want one only if the crack assemblers at Wally...

I want one only if the crack assemblers at Wally World shoehorn one together for me.
One can never be too safe.
10-08-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,683
Posted By CAT7RDR

You were the target of a bully. He will choose...

You were the target of a bully.
He will choose the wrong guy in the future that will show no mercy towards him.
Discretion is the better part of valor.
10-07-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^The San Gabriel Mtns when not on fire are...

^^^^The San Gabriel Mtns when not on fire are worth grinding up in the fall.
Hwy 39 and GMR/GRR are calling, it's been awhile.

Upon checking, The West Fork Scenic Byway is still closed until...
10-06-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,822
Posted By CAT7RDR

The tighter it fits, the more hair pokes out. ...

The tighter it fits, the more hair pokes out.
Maybe I'm confusing threads?
10-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By CAT7RDR

Newest helmet a GIRO MIPS had one. Tried it for...

Newest helmet a GIRO MIPS had one. Tried it for awhile in sunny SoCal but I did not think it was long or wide enough to make a difference unlike a full MTB helmet.
10-06-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,916
Posted By CAT7RDR

I start feeling guilty about five hours into a...

I start feeling guilty about five hours into a ride and I am no where near 100 miles at that point.
There is always something to do around the house or giving the dog a walk that being away 7-8...
10-02-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By CAT7RDR

Specs indicate you have a 28T single crankset....

Specs indicate you have a 28T single crankset. This bike was not meant for speed on the road but to coast downhill on trails.

I have a 2014 Trek Marlin 6 with a triple 42/34/24 crankset and the...
09-29-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,916
Posted By CAT7RDR

Do you already have fenders on your bike?

Do you already have fenders on your bike?
09-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,037
Posted By CAT7RDR

Back in 1986 when I started cycling I did not pay...

Back in 1986 when I started cycling I did not pay much attention to "cycling shorts."
I just wore jean shorts or athletic shorts for 20 to 30 mile rides to the beach/back.

Nowadays, I cannot...
09-28-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,245
Posted By CAT7RDR

Android 10 update either turned off or fried the...

Android 10 update either turned off or fried the touch screen. Had a power spike that drained 20% of the battery in a couple of minutes.
IT admitted they were having issues with the most recent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By CAT7RDR

Not with my morning coffee! That is cruel...

Not with my morning coffee!

That is cruel man. Cruel! :fred:
09-26-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

Perfect overcast then sunny day in La Habra...

Perfect overcast then sunny day in La Habra Heights - Whittier Hills. Late start and only came across two other cyclists.
Focusing on improving my fitness in the hills. 42 miles and 4900 ft of...
09-24-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,010
Posted By CAT7RDR

SPD cleats last forever. SPD-SL not so much. If...

SPD cleats last forever. SPD-SL not so much. If you plan on walking on rides, get the SPD.
09-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,322
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks...

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks were in need of replacing I could see swapping to a steel fork on the cheap which is what I did on my 29'er.

Otherwise, save your duckets for a...
09-23-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,882
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have used the 50-34 combination for short...

I have used the 50-34 combination for short climbs without issues.
On occasion I'm zenning out and forget I'm in the 50-34 or 50-30 on climbs but snap out of it when I realize my error.
09-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,949
Posted By CAT7RDR

Developing novel routes from home is what I spend...

Developing novel routes from home is what I spend most of my time on so that is my rabbit hole.
I hate wasting time traveling to a location just to start a ride. There are exceptions like vacations.
09-21-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,245
Posted By CAT7RDR

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado...

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado Warning you are in Zone 6 for the rest of the ride. :rolleyes:
09-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,245
Posted By CAT7RDR

I purchased a cheap 4G flip phone and already had...

I purchased a cheap 4G flip phone and already had a leather case for it. Fits in my middle rear jersey pockets nice and snug and heavy enough not to move.
For $25 per month I have an emergency...
09-18-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By CAT7RDR

Was stung on the lower gums once on a ride by a...

Was stung on the lower gums once on a ride by a bee.
Had that Bubba from Forrest Gump look going for me.
09-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By CAT7RDR

For mouth breathers: close your mouth when riding...

For mouth breathers: close your mouth when riding through a cloud of gnats.
09-18-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hmm. . . It would drastically change the look of...

Hmm. . . It would drastically change the look of the bike to also have a tan saddle and tan bar tape. I like different. All black is blah to me. ...
09-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did my usual Puente Hills ride. 38 miles and...

Did my usual Puente Hills ride.
38 miles and 4700 feet of climb. Legs are feeling it.
Had a healthy Mule Deer bound in front of me descending Turnbull Cyn. Amazing how they can bound up a canyon...
09-17-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,916
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you can ride 60 miles in relative comfort with...

If you can ride 60 miles in relative comfort with your contact points - hands, feet and butt, you'll do OK.

Hydrate well for a few days leading up to the ride. Plan on taking in 200-300 easily...
09-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 2,040,163
Posted By CAT7RDR

Welcome aboard! Looking forward to ride...

Welcome aboard!

Looking forward to ride reports.
Helps me to gain info and expand my riding horizons.
09-15-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

NFS restrictions are supposed to end Sept 17. ...

NFS restrictions are supposed to end Sept 17.

We'll see if that changes now that CA is a year round fire season.
Could use some of that Pineapple Express this year for sure.
09-14-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,859
Posted By CAT7RDR

Shortish conditioning ride doing repeats around...

Shortish conditioning ride doing repeats around Turnbull. getting stronger, long way to go.
Sunny and about 80F with very little traffic on the roads. 30 miles and 3700 feet of climb....
09-14-21, 07:05 AM
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed...

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed or flip/flop Fixie because I want to simplify things and decrease repairs and maintenance costs.

I just bought an older model flip phone to...
09-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 859
Posted By CAT7RDR

Depends. If there is no cell service, no bike...

Depends. If there is no cell service, no bike services, potential for walking 10+ miles just to get phone service, or no rescue will be forthcoming, sure, I've carried an extra used tire. Shred a...
09-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By CAT7RDR

Yes, I am imperfect. I am in the whole time,...

Yes, I am imperfect.
I am in the whole time, distance, matter energy continuum.
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