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11-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By Branko D

I learned to ride a bike at a tender age of 34. ...

I learned to ride a bike at a tender age of 34.

The way I did it was take my wife's bike, lower the saddle until I felt safe, and went to the local bike path every couple of days. The locals were...
11-23-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Last Sunday I rode 41 miles of Hollywood...

Last Sunday I rode 41 miles of Hollywood climbing. First rode uphill to the Hollywood Sign via Beachwood and then did some off-roading on the Mulholland Hwy dirt trail down to Lake Hollywood....
11-20-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Friday I rode 27 miles from my house to Fern...

Friday I rode 27 miles from my house to Fern Truck Trail near JPL. In addition I bumped into some wildlife on the trail, thankfully none with sharp teeth! Also the MTB'ers are always surprised I ride...
11-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By 2seven0

Cool & semi-foggy thru Santiago Canyon this...

Cool & semi-foggy thru Santiago Canyon this morning although the sun peeked out between Modjeska Cyn Rd and the Gertner summit. Then back down into the marine layer through Lake Forest, Irvine etc....
11-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,846
Posted By Wildwood

I want to dance at her wedding. ...

I want to dance at her wedding.

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11-17-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,846
Posted By Kabuki12

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Days like this!!!
11-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bici Veloce

Because beer:beer: I like beer...and can...

Because beer:beer:

I like beer...and can drink a few without guilt.

I do enjoy the time alone while riding to clear my head and ponder.
11-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,846
Posted By Helderberg

I started back on a bike about four years ago...

I started back on a bike about four years ago after being off one for decades. I was told not to ride after back surgery to reverse a paralysis of my left leg and herniated disc on my right. Once I...
11-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,846
Posted By jppe

What motivates you to ride?

Itís taken me some time but Iím pretty much over with the metrics associated with rides anymore. I just donít feel the need to chase speeds, PRís, climbing and distance. I donít even care how many...
11-15-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By Eric F

2 hours in the dirt yesterday afternoon,...

2 hours in the dirt yesterday afternoon, including the Cherry Canyon loop. For the first time in a long time I was able to get outside on my bike twice last week. Recently, it's been just 1 trainer...
11-14-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,502
Posted By Wildwood

I usually skip threads like this And every...

I usually skip threads like this
And every other one I may not like.


I think BF is great. I get what I want, in a relatively focused number of threads on several sub-Forums. And buy nice parts....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By urbanknight

Funny because that was my first thought when the...

Funny because that was my first thought when the seller sent me a pic of a warehouse with a bunch of bike boxes marked "Merida" on them. I didn't even know that brand was sold in the US.

Anyway,...
11-09-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,313
Posted By Kapusta

I like to see how many roadies I can hook at once...

I like to see how many roadies I can hook at once with my bars.
...
11-09-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,423
Posted By Rolla

There are a couple of members here who seem to be...

There are a couple of members here who seem to be fixated on the weight of every component, but I can't think of a more tedious and useless pursuit. I like to ride my bikes, not weigh them, and I...
11-08-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By ooga-booga

sammos c-note + extra credit ...

sammos c-note + extra credit

https://www.strava.com/activities/6227497928

https://www.strava.com/activities/6227495643

two entries since the garmin punched out and left during mile 89....
11-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,313
Posted By Maelochs

You will soon come to learn the pitfalls of...

You will soon come to learn the pitfalls of posting on BF .... there will be people who make inane comments, aggressively obnoxious comments, contentious comments, straight up negative baseless and...
11-07-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,313
Posted By Sorcerer

Was reading this thread and smirking to myself...

Was reading this thread and smirking to myself thinking about what an utter prig that woman was to you, until I read about getting poked by a flat bar.

The worst accident I ever had was falling...
11-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I did Griffith Observatory with my buddy,...

Today I did Griffith Observatory with my buddy, but I only rode at 80% to keep my sinuses and air passages from flaring up. I even had my inhaler with me just in case. On the bright side I added new...
11-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By grizzly59

They knew they hit you.

They knew they hit you.
10-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,721
Posted By kahn

So you can fumpher or futz with them on that...

So you can fumpher or futz with them on that downtube while pedaling on the wrong side of the street making that maneuver even more interesting.
10-27-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,934
Posted By rsbob

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10-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By joesch

Idyllwild virtually ...My motivation to ride more...

Idyllwild virtually ...My motivation to ride more of the SoCal hills often from viewing Safa's vid's and he has bombed down most of the best from SB to Palomar.
The Idyllwild is pretty cool since it...
10-26-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I rode 20 miles of road and off-road...

Today I rode 20 miles of road and off-road terrain. Air quality and sunny weather was perfect after the Monday rain! I found myself a nice "gravel" riding spot near my house. You know it's fun when...
10-26-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By ooga-booga

easy, fresh air, coastal cruise ...

easy, fresh air, coastal cruise

https://www.strava.com/activities/6171573327
10-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,040
Posted By Pantah

Got a beautiful figure eight I like to do right...

Got a beautiful figure eight I like to do right out of my front door. Takes me through grassy fields, Redwood groves, orchards, vineyards, farms, oak forests and amazing hilltop vistas. Not uncommon...
10-26-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 16,160
Posted By ofajen

There are some useful takeaways from what has...

There are some useful takeaways from what has been measured and published in applied physiology literature.

One is that the optimal cadence for maximum external power (accounting for internal...
10-25-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 16,160
Posted By PeteHski

The new BMI scale appears to set a pretty low bar...

The new BMI scale appears to set a pretty low bar for fitness.
10-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 912
Posted By 70sSanO

I think you have missed the point when you state...

I think you have missed the point when you state ďwhat we are trying to do is optimize some areas of our exercise,Ē and then follow it with a dozen sentences about I.

I think the honest response...
10-24-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By 2seven0

Friday rode up the SGRT, crossed Arrow Hwy then...

Friday rode up the SGRT, crossed Arrow Hwy then went west to the trail end at the City of Hope. Clicked off the gravel section by connecting to Duarte then west to California St., down to Peck park...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Symox

I would check out Pro Wheel Builder and get...

I would check out Pro Wheel Builder and get something with at least 32 butted spokes in a 3 cross pattern and hubs with cartridge bearings.
10-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Knocked out 30 miles with my cycling buddies this...

Knocked out 30 miles with my cycling buddies this Friday after being on hiatus for a few days due to a bad flare up of seasonal allergies. My buddies had been riding hard all week and I felt it...
10-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By wolfchild

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't...

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't exist, the isn't a fabric out there that can keep water out and let sweat out at the same time...You have a choice, you can either accept getting wet with...
10-22-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,264
Posted By rumrunn6

I lost a saddle due to similar situation. I was...

I lost a saddle due to similar situation. I was just in my teens & had decided to take a super long trek. I knew I couldn't ride home standing the whole way. as it was, I was 2 hrs from home. I...
10-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By PeteHski

One thing I would say here is to stay well away...

One thing I would say here is to stay well away from bikes with any form of suspension (Front and Rear) in that price range. They are complete junk. If you are looking for a mountain bike, stick to...
10-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By GlennR

This might help... I dismantle the bike every...

This might help... I dismantle the bike every winter and use a ultrasonic cleaner, with just hot water and Dawn,to clean the parts. But I do clean the cassette with Simple Green and a tooth brush...
10-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By scottfsmith

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some...

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some other heart-unhealthy things) from my diet. I'm a believer in real foods as opposed to supplements, so I replaced it with canned sardines and (more)...
10-20-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By GhostRider62

Low protein intake is associated with poor bone...

Low protein intake is associated with poor bone strength. Break a hip in the golden years and the chance of death over the next 12 months is 1 in 3. It took me 2 years to reverse osteoporosis and...
10-19-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By exercion

Today's ride

Making my first ride on the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) trail. Heading from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA. It's a stout pull out of Cumberland heading west, the wind didn't help, but met some...
10-19-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 239,564
Posted By ooga-booga

33-spot with a little rain early then some sun at...

33-spot with a little rain early then some sun at the end.

maan...there is some truly wretched pavement in my neighborhood currently.
10-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By Phil_gretz

In my view (and I might be in the minority),...

In my view (and I might be in the minority), pedals are the least important piece of original equipment on a new bike. In many cases for top level bikes, pedals are not even included because the...
10-17-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,207
Posted By fooferdoggie

after taking the granddaughter to work my wife...

after taking the granddaughter to work my wife wanted carls Junior so her precious got safe ride home.
...
10-17-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By davester

Seldom over 15 mph. I think most answers to this...

Seldom over 15 mph. I think most answers to this question are going to be fairly pointless since average speed depends almost entirely on the amount of, and steepness of, climbing and the total ride...
10-17-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By andrewclaus

Over the years I've seen my average speed drop...

Over the years I've seen my average speed drop from over 15 mph to under 15 mph. That's not much considering I'm talking about 50 years of cycling. I was never fast to start with, that was never my...
10-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Rode with some youngsters up to the Griffith...

Rode with some youngsters up to the Griffith Observatory this morning! Afterwards we had beers, fries and taquitos at Spitz on Hillhurst! The ride home was a bit groggy though, I felt like taking a...
10-15-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,781
Posted By Gravel Rider

I stop a lot. Whether to hydrate, take pictures...

I stop a lot. Whether to hydrate, take pictures or smell the roses. It''s all about the journey for me. I'm riding gravel and mountains but if I was riding road I'd probably stop less. ymmv
10-11-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By ooga-booga

oc c-note: ...

oc c-note:

https://www.strava.com/activities/6100346307
10-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By Eric F

It feels like it's been a long time since I've...

It feels like it's been a long time since I've done a decent road ride. I got in 30 miles of moderate tempo with a few mild efforts on a loop around the Pasadena area on Saturday. I don't generally...
10-10-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 131,650
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I did a total of 27 miles today at CicLAvia...

Today I did a total of 27 miles today at CicLAvia (https://www.ciclavia.org/). It was fun rolling through parts of DTLA that wouldn't normally be open to bikes in any friendly manner. There were...
10-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,659
Posted By base2

Multi Use Path Mostly it's a place for...

Multi Use Path

Mostly it's a place for walkers with dogs on 10 foot leashes & joggers to run up the middle of & turn around to be hit face on when you try to pass them on the left as you are...
10-10-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bald Paul

You can switch out to compact crankset chainrings...

You can switch out to compact crankset chainrings (50/34) with an 11-34 cassette.
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