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Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have been training with the FIRST: Run Less,...

I have been training with the FIRST: Run Less, Run Faster method. Reading the book, but there are sites as well. You only run three times a week (speed intervals, tempo, long run) and then do other...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Uber XL? Been there, done that, quite a few...

Uber XL? Been there, done that, quite a few times. Worst part is when I break down in places with no cell service and/or no cars allowed. Thankfully, since those in the mountains, I got to coast down...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Currently following a marathon method that...

Currently following a marathon method that encourages doing other cardio activities twice a week, so that I do not fully give up cycling. My rides go overboard for the training (I like to climb, flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Anyone shift from cycling to running?

I know that is pretty much the opposite: people switching to cycling as a low-impact sport.

Got tired of riding solo for too many years. Too many hours in the saddle, sometimes in great scenery,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Elevation gain without total distance is not a...

Elevation gain without total distance is not a complete metric.

I maintained my average of over 100ft gained per mile. All road cycling, no gravel/mountain bike. Overall stats lower this year...
10-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Point Dume is one of my preferred spots as well....

Point Dume is one of my preferred spots as well. Even on a hot summer weekend day, I have no issues finding parking if getting there before 9am. I like the spot because the bathroom has a changing...
09-19-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Tycho Brahe

From a friend:

From a friend:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,494
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I haven't read the replies, so perhaps it has...

I haven't read the replies, so perhaps it has been addressed, but the lack of axis labels on a graph and switching between light/heavy and old/new (still do not know which is which) drove my crazy
06-08-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,559
Posted By Tycho Brahe

And now Nate Loyal charges $300. No issues...

And now Nate Loyal charges $300.

No issues with him charging those prices, just wish there was a shop still doing simple bike fits. Everyone wants $200+ for super-complex fits.
04-03-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil Gaimon first broke the everesting record on...

Phil Gaimon first broke the everesting record on Mountain Gate Rd off of Sepulvada: https://www.strava.com/activities/3437284857

He tried to get it back on Trancas Canyon:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,661
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I am not a weight weenie, I ride around with a...

I am not a weight weenie, I ride around with a half pound bluetooth speaker when solo, but what always interested me more about latex and now TPU is the reduction of my saddle bag. Would love to make...
02-15-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I've been living off of Franklin for years now....

I've been living off of Franklin for years now. The lane is not big, the traffic can be bad (but slow), but I have never seen aggressive drivers or a single person honk. Even I avoid Los Feliz Blvd....
02-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It should be a hot one tomorrow. I only road...

It should be a hot one tomorrow. I only road bike, so cannot comment on mountain bike trails. They tend to be exposed and hot, but you should be fine for only two hours in the morning.

I also...
01-15-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Yup, LA Tourist Race. It's an insane event, lots...

Yup, LA Tourist Race. It's an insane event, lots of mileage and climbing. Route is not given to participants ahead of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,760
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Distance does not interest me. Elev Gain:...

Distance does not interest me.

Elev Gain: 553,652 feet
Distance: 5,111.5 miles

Flat miles are boring. All road, never used a trainer in my life.

Also ran over 200 miles (mostly flat, haha)
12-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By Tycho Brahe

ooga-booga definitely knows his way around PV ...

ooga-booga definitely knows his way around PV

Found this segment on Strava: https://www.strava.com/segments/11246771?
12-14-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Cannot blame them. It appears that they were...

Cannot blame them. It appears that they were primarily concerned with the health of the rider. Looks like they also gave no thought that the motorbike rider would just take off. I also would assume...
11-10-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have not found a park with bathrooms by GMR. I...

I have not found a park with bathrooms by GMR. I also found that equestrian center closed a month or two ago. The approach is gravel and the water in the fountain tastes bad (lack of use I guess).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,984
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Somewhat for me! I do not have the mental...

Somewhat for me! I do not have the mental fortitude for flat miles. I can always pedal less, nothing is forcing me to go faster. I will try to go fast for a bit, but then I forget I want to go fast....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,984
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I just think that those are just his cycling...

I just think that those are just his cycling miles. You also need to factor in his runs. That's a lot of time.

Most triathletes do flat miles, which does not interest me. I will always make fun of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,026
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as...

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as mstateglfr pointed out) is not reputable? Perhaps the biggest retailer in the US. Bike Closet is also well known and legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The link above,...

The link above, https://arcane-brook-43772.herokuapp.com/detail-frame?clang=en&variant=Roadmachine%20ONE&platform=Roadmachine%20ONE#top , is from BMC's website, under their Bike Archive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The BMC branding is a bit confusing. They have...

The BMC branding is a bit confusing. They have both a Roadmachine 01 ONE and Roadmachine ONE. Is 01 ONE redundant? Nope, different bike. The 01 level is the top of the line.

Best link I can find...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a...

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a bike for multiple days and convince the girlfriend that she has to vacation without me while I do the West Maui Loop? :foo::winter:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Sorry if that part was confusing. Was more...

Sorry if that part was confusing. Was more interested in the bike and not the rental periods, so I did not elaborate.

The places that rent per 24 hour cycles are also open later, so I can rent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I know I have the legs, but it is the altitude...

I know I have the legs, but it is the altitude and weather are the worrying parts. Rain? What's that? Oynx Peak is the highest we can get, and I will do in once/twice before leaving. Would love to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Which rental bike should I choose?

Going to Maui basically to ride up Haleakala (35 miles, 10K ft and then back). Not bringing my bike since it is too much of a hassle and my only bike is a bit beat. There are a few options, some are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,905
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Polarized glasses were created for a variety...

Polarized glasses were created for a variety reasons. Your niche use case is one of them. Riding a bicycle under normal conditions is not one of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,905
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I also do not like polarized glasses, almost...

I also do not like polarized glasses, almost disorienting. Some marketing department convinced people that polarized glasses are needed for all activities, so companies are caving in to unnecessary...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Wow, did not know. In my defense, I live in...

Wow, did not know. In my defense, I live in Southern California, so winter clothing means knee warmers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Tycho Brahe

What kind of bibs do you have that arrive to the...

What kind of bibs do you have that arrive to the middle of your chest?!? :innocent:
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,003
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Bikes are not allowed on any dirt paths in any LA...

Bikes are not allowed on any dirt paths in any LA park, not just Griffith.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,058
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you...

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you need to HTFU. Drafting will not help you get stronger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,695
Posted By Tycho Brahe

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:
08-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,236
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I love my Varia, but it is useless on that...

I love my Varia, but it is useless on that section of the PCH. :)

Rode the PCH north of Malibu this weekend. A joy.
08-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,236
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park...

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park at Point Dume and hit the PCH north of Malibu. Will very likely do it this weekend to beat the heat.

I prefer the road heading north, from SM to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,373
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Pelotons are for cyclists that can't climb.

Pelotons are for cyclists that can't climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,047
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I attended a few spin classes with an ex in the...

I attended a few spin classes with an ex in the past. After each spin, I was a sweaty mess, whereas when cycling normally, I am rarely sweaty. My perceived level of effort felt the same and the lack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,275
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I never understood the allure. I wear my helmet...

I never understood the allure. I wear my helmet and occasionally a halo band on long hot rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,075
Posted By Tycho Brahe

They are called sun sleeves. I use them for all...

They are called sun sleeves. I use them for all my long rides. Living in Los Angeles, I see a lot of sun. My arm tan lines are in control since I use them, but my legs are out of control.
05-18-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only...

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only affects higher 5G frequencies (in the GHz) and not GPS frequencies (lower range in Mhz).
05-13-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,559
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Nate Loyal is now $250.

Nate Loyal is now $250.
05-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,559
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that...

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/search?q=fitter&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)
05-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 229,762
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because...

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because it is gated), but I finally went up to Mt. Disappointment (near Mt Wilson) on Sunday.

Was expecting a rough paved climb similar to Camp 9 or Mt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have only done the Stelvio pass, and it is a...

I have only done the Stelvio pass, and it is a shame that you cannot do it since it is glorious. I have ascended from Italy and descended into Switzerland, and I am hoping to do the reverse this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I wear bibs exclusively, but I honestly feel no...

I wear bibs exclusively, but I honestly feel no difference. I am skinny if that matters.
04-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 229,762
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live...

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live in SoCal, you sometimes forget how cold it can get once the sun goes away. I was sweating on the initial ascent, but by the time I got to the top, it...
03-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,925
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City...

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City Parks, especially Griffith Park.
03-08-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 229,762
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty...

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty much dead even with you (just under 48m). :thumb:
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