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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By jhmiller

Somebody please tell me it's easy to get back into form after a months-long illness.

Seeking substantive reinforcement on the interwebs isn't my style, but hell, I was mostly a solo rider so I really don't have anybody local who understands how much this bothers me.

Two years back...
02-18-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By jhmiller

I'm in Santa Clara, but Palo Alto should work. I...

I'm in Santa Clara, but Palo Alto should work. I know a couple of good rides around there.

Speaking of which, Summit could work too -- maybe I'll haul my out-of-shape but former tri-nazi buddy up...
02-16-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By jhmiller

Road bike rental in South Bay?

I've got a roadie friend flying in from back East, and he's eager to check out some of this Cali riding I've been talking about. He would've had to mortgage an organ to bring out his ride, so I...
01-22-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jhmiller

So Palomares it is...depending on how I feel...

So Palomares it is...depending on how I feel after the Calaveras wall....
01-21-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jhmiller

Route for San Jose > Danville?

I'm heading to a family dinner in Danville on Saturday. My wife's family. So this provides the perfect opportunity to take a scenic one-way ride from San Jose on up to Danville.

I was thinking of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By jhmiller

Wait, there's already the Ellsworth Epiphany....

Wait, there's already the Ellsworth Epiphany. Somebody call a trademark lawyer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By jhmiller

Your next purchase?

Your next purchase?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,835
Posted By jhmiller

I can't believe you threw cars in there.

I can't believe you threw cars in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jhmiller

I've had the opposite experience, but maybe...

I've had the opposite experience, but maybe that's because I'm in the SF Bay area. I just checked and there have already been almost 500 postings today as of 4:30PM.

A few months back I got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jhmiller

I've found the power transfer to be just fine...

I've found the power transfer to be just fine with my MTB shoes (Specialized Pro Carbon), but I'm still going to switch to road shoes. It's not the weight issue, either. It's that on longer rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,255
Posted By jhmiller

[burning jealousy]

[burning jealousy]
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,140
Posted By jhmiller

I've gotten the standard "Yo Lance," though it...

I've gotten the standard "Yo Lance," though it was followed up with the three 16-year-old DBs chanting "*******, *******."

Another occasion I was stopped at a light when a car screeched up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By jhmiller

I have the M520s on my roadie, riding with...

I have the M520s on my roadie, riding with Specialized BG Pro carbon MTB shoes, both acquired when I was only an offroad guy. At first I thought it would be fine, but now that I'm riding centuries...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By jhmiller

He's not the owner. The owner wouldn't have time...

He's not the owner. The owner wouldn't have time to write that. More likely he's the all-too-common snide LBS employee.

That said, he's also funny as hell!



Oh good lord that hits the mark...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,425
Posted By jhmiller

Get a kid through Physics 102 and he'll be able...

Get a kid through Physics 102 and he'll be able to convince himself, against all practical experience and common sense, that a 20lb bike with 3lb wheels will ride the same as a 20lb bike with 10lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,238
Posted By jhmiller

Not going to happen because as others have...

Not going to happen because as others have mentioned cycling just isn't that popular here. It's practically a religion in some quarters of Europe.

On the practical side the US is too big and too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By jhmiller

That Ritchey looks interesting, thanks -- and I...

That Ritchey looks interesting, thanks -- and I guess I'll keep an eye out for compact Shimano kit as well. Good to know there's some minor incompatibility but that it can be dealt with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By jhmiller

Compact crank for 9sp Ultegra?

Thought I'd see what all the fuss was about with compacts. Well, that and I've started doing legit hill climbs and I'm falling into a lower cadence than I'd like. So what's out there that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By jhmiller

If you've got a friend who knows his way around...

If you've got a friend who knows his way around bikes, you might try Craigslist. What with the economy it's practically a fire-sale on mid-range bikes, at least where I live. I picked up a barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By jhmiller

CAAD9 is an excellent ride and would be my...

CAAD9 is an excellent ride and would be my preference, but for your purposes the Roubaix is the better option. The Cannondale is targeted more towards speed and agility than comfort over long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,178
Posted By jhmiller

If a demo rider got hit by a car, the liability...

If a demo rider got hit by a car, the liability is his or the driver's, not the LBS.

If a rider gets injured doing something unwise on a bike, a standard release form ("You understand that cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By jhmiller

ener·vate [v. en-er-veyt]: to deprive of force or...

ener·vate [v. en-er-veyt]: to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,459
Posted By jhmiller

Hmmm. I picked up a GP4000 from an LBS when I...

Hmmm. I picked up a GP4000 from an LBS when I destroyed a Rubino Pro II during a century ride, and it's been great. Noticeably softer ride and better grip than the Rubino. I've only got ~500 miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By jhmiller

Exactly the sort of input I was looking for. I...

Exactly the sort of input I was looking for. I like the idea of wider drops, probably good for stability. I've heard the EA70 can be a bit flexy, though, even for smaller riders -- and at 150 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By jhmiller

Alternatives/recommendations re: EA70, Wing Pro Compact, Ergonova?

I'm looking to replace the ITM SuperOver 330 that came stock with my Litespeed. The reach is a bit long for my 5'7" height, and the 154mm drop is too deep. Worst are the big looping drops -- if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By jhmiller

My creaking saddle drove me crazy until I...

My creaking saddle drove me crazy until I tightened the bolt under the nose. It was already fairly tight, but another two turns quieted 'er down real nice. Annoying that it took me over a week to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By jhmiller

Sstorkel -- coming over from my MTB a couple...

Sstorkel -- coming over from my MTB a couple months back I adjusted my road brakes exactly as you suggest and for the same reason, namely that it seemed logical.

Trouble is that it works much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,729
Posted By jhmiller

A couple months back my wife went on a girls'...

A couple months back my wife went on a girls' weekend, so I went on a long training ride, stopped by Blockbuster to pick up something along the lines of Harold and Kumar, grabbed a sixer, and later...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By jhmiller

I believe he was being sarcastic. The CAAD9 has a...

I believe he was being sarcastic. The CAAD9 has a great reputation because it's generally considered the best bike you can buy in its price range. It obviously won't stack up to most of the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By jhmiller

I can see a surcharge for an Icon or Archon as...

I can see a surcharge for an Icon or Archon as they're arguably higher-end than the older Ultimate, but for the Siena? The latter is an excellent bike, and for a lot of people would be a better ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,818
Posted By jhmiller

Sucking down ranch dressing and maple syrup mixed...

Sucking down ranch dressing and maple syrup mixed in Gatorade? Man, and I thought this sport couldn't get any weirder when I found myself rubbing lube all over my junk.
05-14-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By jhmiller

Just registered for the century. I'm not up for a...

Just registered for the century. I'm not up for a double just yet, and the start point is all of twenty minutes from my house. Anyone else doing the full ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By jhmiller

I'm always wary about older, used carbon frames....

I'm always wary about older, used carbon frames. There may be defects or stress damage you'll never see until it costs you.

Also, the price on the CAAD9 seems high. You can get a new one at your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By jhmiller

I've heard nothing but good things about the...

I've heard nothing but good things about the Neuvations (save for the occasional question about durability, though that may have been improved) but just as some general advice don't put too much...
05-07-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By jhmiller

Lompoc -> Santa Barbara a decent ride?

Norcal roadie here, driving down for a weekend in Santa Barbara tomorrow. I'm thinking of having my wife drop me off in Lompoc and riding the rest of the way into SB with the wind at my back. Is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By jhmiller

I go with cashier's checks -- they're as good as...

I go with cashier's checks -- they're as good as cash for the seller, and the buyer has the additional security of knowing the seller's actual identity.
05-02-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,173
Posted By jhmiller

If there's still no word on the BMW, I might be...

If there's still no word on the BMW, I might be able to call in a favor with some contacts in the SJPD. Let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By jhmiller

I don't see the problem. Your buddies can shop...

I don't see the problem. Your buddies can shop wherever they like. If they're OK with this LBS, and you think it's a decent place, everybody wins. You just win a little more.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By jhmiller

FWIW I bought a BD mountain bike and found it to...

FWIW I bought a BD mountain bike and found it to be the reverse -- it has a great component spec for the price, but the frame is monstrously heavy and manages to emphasize every bump. I suspect that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By jhmiller

Just as I'm getting used to California, you have...

Just as I'm getting used to California, you have to post those pics and make me homesick for the East Coast. Jerk.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By jhmiller

I know squat about your situation, financial or...

I know squat about your situation, financial or otherwise, so I won't say whether it's too much. What I will say is don't piss away the milk money at that stage of your life. If you've got a credit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,885
Posted By jhmiller

I can't imagine the total height will be more...

I can't imagine the total height will be more than an 18-wheeler's, so any federal or state-administered roads should be fine. Might need to be careful on local roads, though. In Charlottesville, VA,...
04-27-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By jhmiller

What a great ride. Scything on a descent through...

What a great ride. Scything on a descent through redwood stands, coasting through vineyards, and pacing slowly up some looooonnnngggg ascents. Gorgeous scenery and weather.

Big thanks to everybody...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By jhmiller

My first bike purchase was based on the...

My first bike purchase was based on the components. I can tell you with no hesitation -- go for the frame. If you want to upgrade an individual component or two at some point, they're pretty cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By jhmiller

Culprit could range from flat feet to improper...

Culprit could range from flat feet to improper fitting to improper technique ("ankling" on the downstroke).

That said, don't mess with ankle pain. Get a professional fitting. Otherwise you could...
04-26-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By jhmiller

Being healthy is its own excuse. Five years ago I...

Being healthy is its own excuse. Five years ago I had a pair of immobilizing surgeries and quit smoking, going up, like you, to 205 at 5'7". I started hitting the gym soon after and went down to 185...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,830
Posted By jhmiller

That is absolutely gorgeous. Incidentally, what...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Incidentally, what cages are those? They look kinda like Bontrager's stainless "Angel" cage, but not quite.
04-23-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By jhmiller

See you there. Incidentally, do I need to...

See you there.

Incidentally, do I need to leave myself more than an hour coming from San Jose? Getting up at 5am is going to be tough enough -- I'm more used to seeing sunrises from the other side.
04-22-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By jhmiller

I'm in. Weather looks to be perfect. I'm...

I'm in. Weather looks to be perfect.

I'm still new to the area and could use some company. Let me know if there's a BF contingent I could tag along with?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,935
Posted By jhmiller

I just did my first run up a semi-serious hill,...

I just did my first run up a semi-serious hill, Hicks Road outside of San Jose, and for the first time I appreciate the purpose of a compact double. Maxed at 39/23, by the top of the climb I might as...
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