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11-02-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,952
Posted By con

My steel Salsa Vaya, in this pic it has the 32's...

My steel Salsa Vaya, in this pic it has the 32's on
http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-nm6zKLJ/0/M/i-nm6zKLJ-M.jpg
11-01-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,952
Posted By con

Not old school, but it is steel and some do race...

Not old school, but it is steel and some do race cross on it.

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-PsxzvWt/0/M/i-PsxzvWt-M.jpg

I just went fatter, from 32's to 40's, mucho more control in deep...
10-31-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By con

Sram vs Shimano? Tough call. I have two Sram...

Sram vs Shimano? Tough call. I have two Sram bikes and one Shimano bike. They both really have their pluses and minuses

Sram
Easier to set up and adjust, very simple shifter mechanism takes...
10-30-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,278
Posted By con

I had a RX set made lined bifocals, frames by...

I had a RX set made lined bifocals, frames by Liberty. they have worked great for daily all around use and bicycle use for about three years.
...
10-22-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By con

I live on the Monterey Bay, a great sailing area....

I live on the Monterey Bay, a great sailing area. Yup, that means wind all spring, 10-30 knots. I find, when the road /bike lane permits, ear plugs are a great help in easing the effects of the...
10-20-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,432
Posted By con

Well done, glad you are back:thumb:

Well done, glad you are back:thumb:
10-17-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,400
Posted By con

Fight the Fred, get a Tangle frame pack from...

Fight the Fred, get a Tangle frame pack from Revelate and be waaaaaaay cool.

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-brp7xHh/0/M/i-brp7xHh-M.jpg
10-16-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By con

Back in my racing days a standard Th night route...

Back in my racing days a standard Th night route took us up a long gradual rural mountain climb and a big German Shepherd would start barking when we were many houses away then charge out and chase...
10-16-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By con

I no longer head out on a ride in the rain, so I...

I no longer head out on a ride in the rain, so I use a trainer at times. I have a spin CD I watch and use and I also have my quarter of football routine. Yup, watching one quarter of football is...
10-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By con

Don't worry about those poor lost lbs, I found a...

Don't worry about those poor lost lbs, I found a few of them over the last couple of months!:eek:
10-09-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By con

Love it! Yup, it is a Yuba Mundo that I have set...

Love it! Yup, it is a Yuba Mundo that I have set up to carry both kids and the older ones bicycle. I ride a number of steep hills and my knees are telling me I should consider the electric assist...
10-08-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By con

Great vid! Cool kids. One of my big joys in...

Great vid! Cool kids.

One of my big joys in life is my three days a week I watch the grandkids.

The younger one and I pick the older one up from school on the cargo bike, and we go all over...
10-07-13, 09:43 PM
10-06-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By con

For a few decades, and a living, I created and...

For a few decades, and a living, I created and ran hundreds of leagues, both adult and youth. One of the biggest challenges was creating balanced skills level activities when the activity grouping...
10-06-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,992
Posted By con

I'm soooooo glad there are folks that like the...

I'm soooooo glad there are folks that like the snow and their snow sports. If this were not the case everybody would be moving to my town...yikes:eek:
10-06-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By con

Yup, not every organization agrees with this new...

Yup, not every organization agrees with this new position. You are correct, it is not age based.
10-05-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,643
Posted By con

I have been known to drop off a quality 6 pack or...

I have been known to drop off a quality 6 pack or case of beer to the shop, motorcycle or bike, that went out of their way for me.:thumb:
10-05-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,532
Posted By con

OMG.....That is funny:lol:

OMG.....That is funny:lol:
10-05-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,532
Posted By con

MUPs are great! MUPs suck! HTFU I ride...

MUPs are great!
MUPs suck!
HTFU
I ride slower now and enjoy the ride more
I ride faster now and enjoy the ride more
Once they went past 8 speed, drivetrains became crappy
10-04-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,918
Posted By con

Glad you are back. I took a break for a few...

Glad you are back. I took a break for a few months for many of the same reasons.
10-04-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By con

Of course we have different points of view;...

Of course we have different points of view; however, people forget that mine are the correct ones. :D
10-03-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By con

Ride report; two philanthropic families, a new trail and new tire

My ride today would take me across the paths of two philanthropic families who through their generosity I, and every other rider, can enjoy the beauty of our local mountains.

My ride will start...
10-03-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,773
Posted By con

I ride on narrow two lane twisty mountain roads...

I ride on narrow two lane twisty mountain roads with no bike lane or even shoulder and very poor sight lines. I have very few encounters with angry motorists, just the occasional guy who must ZOOM...
10-03-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By con

I'm thinking standardized testing for the forum...

I'm thinking standardized testing for the forum members............:D
10-02-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By con

I don't take anything too seriously...

I don't take anything too seriously anymore....even myself :D

Oh no, what kind of grade am I going to get:lol:
10-01-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,432
Posted By con

Good news. Have you at least been riding...

Good news.

Have you at least been riding your motorcycle?
10-01-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By con

I feel very fortunate to live and play where I do

I feel very fortunate to live and play where I do
10-01-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By con

cargo bikes, grandkids & spyhopping whales

Yesterday I had the young grandkids, as I do three days a week, and we traveled around our side of town by cargo bike as usual. West Cliff MUP is one of our standard rides and yesterday it was more...
09-24-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,034
Posted By con

This issue has never even crossed my mind at any...

This issue has never even crossed my mind at any time while I have been in many many bike shops over the years. There have been good sales staff and bad ones, really had nothing to do with my age. ...
09-23-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,515
Posted By con

Well, I have a CF bike, an Al bike, a steel bike...

Well, I have a CF bike, an Al bike, a steel bike and I'm searching for a used Salsa Vaya Ti frame. They stopped making them this year...Rats.

They still produce a few other models in Ti. ...
Forum: Foo
09-18-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,070
Posted By con

Wow! Life can sure throw some nasty stuff at us...

Wow! Life can sure throw some nasty stuff at us at times. I wish you the best, Tom. Heal up good and come back and kick our 50+ butts when we need it.

You are a fellow sailor, here is a...
09-14-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By con

Happy B-day you guys. Nice ride report, Al

Happy B-day you guys. Nice ride report, Al
09-13-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,140
Posted By con

Yesterday was trail riding, today was riding the...

Yesterday was trail riding, today was riding the two grand-kids around and stopping here at the park.

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-S5FJ8KZ/0/M/i-S5FJ8KZ-M.jpg
09-13-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By con

I ride that Vaya up to the top and ride down, I...

I ride that Vaya up to the top and ride down, I don't take the really nasty single track. I can't do those on a cross style bike. I do take the mellower single track.

The hard core down hill...
09-13-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By con

I know the odds are very small of being attacked...

I know the odds are very small of being attacked by a lion; however, I sometimes get about the same feeling early in morning riding alone on those trails as I did when I ocean swam alone for...
09-13-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By con

Great ride, but I saw none today, I'm glad

It was a great ride yesterday. These signs always make me think when I'm out on these deserted trails by myself.:eek:

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-2QH49rV/0/M/i-2QH49rV-M.jpg
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09-13-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By con

I have been reading about the flooding, sounds...

I have been reading about the flooding, sounds terrible. Stay safe, and I hope it gets better out there.
09-04-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By con

Great looking ride, DF What trail is it?

Great looking ride, DF

What trail is it?
09-03-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By con

I live in a surf/beach community and bikes are...

I live in a surf/beach community and bikes are popular. The high school has a huge locked gated bike lot as does the middle school. About 20 minutes before the elementary school about a mile away...
08-29-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By con

I had one for a couple of years, the sedan...

I had one for a couple of years, the sedan version. 600 3 cyl, 12" wheels. What a blast to drive.

Mine was like this one.....Don't know the girl:D
...
Forum: Foo
08-29-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,822
Posted By con

I had a few small sloops, my last was this...

I had a few small sloops, my last was this Erikson.

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-SJBkL6x/1/S/i-SJBkL6x-S.jpg

I won't give up the dream, the waiting list for a 30' lower harbor (below the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By con

Yup, Climbing on a narrow mountain road where the...

Yup, Climbing on a narrow mountain road where the bushes came down to the edge of the road, two fawns burst from the bushes just a few feet in front of me. The first one made it past my front wheel...
08-25-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,965
Posted By con

When you live on the west coast, in a beach town,...

When you live on the west coast, in a beach town, homelessness and mental illness are common place in the large street populations. Bizarre behaviors by the street populations, and those that sleep...
08-19-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,364
Posted By con

Mine, Salsa Vaya with a mountain compact double...

Mine, Salsa Vaya with a mountain compact double Tobus Fly rack, BB7's, Revelate Tangle frame bag and Ritchie speed max 32's. I think I will go with a bigger tire when these wear out.
...
08-15-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,432
Posted By con

I teach motorcycling, have for many years. It is...

I teach motorcycling, have for many years. It is amazing how many ER nurses, men and women, take our motorcycle class. As for small planes, NO WAY! They scare the poop outta me.:lol:
08-15-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,432
Posted By con

What a wonderful post. There are many life...

What a wonderful post. There are many life experiences that can bring a person to this level of understanding. It is a shame some are soooooooooooooo painful.

For the OP, keep healing and may...
08-14-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,692
Posted By con

I have only held that type of speed for a good...

I have only held that type of speed for a good distance back in my racing days. Completely flat crits would see sustained speeds in the 30's for the entire race. Sounds difficult, it's not. When...
08-01-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,101
Posted By con

I must admit it just hits me wrong to get in a...

I must admit it just hits me wrong to get in a car to go ride a bike. Buuuuuuuuuut, I do it at times.:D
07-29-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By con

Our club makes eating a required part of the...

Our club makes eating a required part of the Tuesday Thursday rides. It is a lot of fun and people enjoy it. It is often a sandwich style stop, but sometimes Mexican food finds its way in. There...
07-28-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,148
Posted By con

Well done, I have been under the weather lately...

Well done, I have been under the weather lately so I could not do the workers ride, or even sag for it.:(
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