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11-14-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,107

I want to get back to climbing again, but we have...

I want to get back to climbing again, but we have had the worst air quality in all my 31 years of living in this area so I'm only doing short slow rides around town until the air clears up. This is...
11-14-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,107

Oops! I didn't realize that when I edit one of my...

Oops! I didn't realize that when I edit one of my old posts it notifies whoever I quoted! :eek: I've spent the last several days editing and deleting old posts that had dead links to the YouTube...
02-23-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307

Agreed. I got the same impression, and I hope she...

Agreed. I got the same impression, and I hope she comes to her senses soon! :eek:
02-23-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307

"Most of my driving is between my house and the...

"Most of my driving is between my house and the Market Place Shopping Center, which is less than 2 miles away on Alcosta."

Two words: adult trike

The quote is an excerpt from one of her replies...
02-04-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,922

Our CX season is over for now :( I had SO much...

Our CX season is over for now :( I had SO much fun! I started riding and racing CX a month ago, and I did my last race of the season on January 31st. It was the last one in the series, the Rockville...
01-27-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,922

I just started racing at the beginning of the...

I just started racing at the beginning of the year, and now I'm hooked! The first race kind of sucked because it was so sandy that I spent at least half of the race off my bike, but it was still a...
01-27-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,447

This is a friend's Ibis after last weekend's...

This is a friend's Ibis after last weekend's race. I think she probably did 6 laps (Women B). I earned pizza afterwards for washing her bike. The Crux is my bike. I did 4 laps (Women C). I washed...
08-18-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429

All is well with Larry and his wife :) I see them...

All is well with Larry and his wife :) I see them around town sometimes, and we are friends on Facebook. In fact, I saw Larry last year while watching Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. I was...
07-16-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831

For $400 it should have user-replaceable...

For $400 it should have user-replaceable batteries! I was interested until I read the "built-in battery" part on GoPro's website. They advertise that like it's actually an advantage! Bleh! :(

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,957

I don't stop on climbs to take these pictures. I...

I don't stop on climbs to take these pictures. I don't care about descent segments, so I stop going back down.
09-12-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,180

Yes, during a group ride on 8-30 of this year. We...

Yes, during a group ride on 8-30 of this year. We had just started riding in the small Sierra Nevada foothills town of Colfax, CA. Since we had just started our ride we were going very slowly and not...
09-05-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316

Thanks for that :) I tried the "X" and "T", no...

Thanks for that :) I tried the "X" and "T", no luck. Neither one came back to a Dodge so I tried a couple other letters, still no luck :( I thought that what I was able to decipher was "6_72448" (the...
08-31-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316

"Rolling coal" caught on video during yesterday's ride

I'm sure most of you have heard of diesel trucks "rolling coal". For those who haven't, it's when the driver does something to cause the truck to belch out a thick cloud of black, carcinogenic smoke....
04-26-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,889

Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd at Blackhawk Road. This...

Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd at Blackhawk Road. This was our turnaround point late Friday afternoon on our 17-mile ride from the San Ramon Marriott to the base of Mt. Diablo. My riding partner is doing DMD...
04-26-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193

I'm sorry to hear that :( Heal fast!

I'm sorry to hear that :( Heal fast!
04-24-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193

DiabloScott, I will be in San Ramon on Friday...

DiabloScott, I will be in San Ramon on Friday with my riding partner Matthew, who is doing DMD on Saturday. That means I'll be climbing Mt. Diablo via South Gate Road while he does his 200-mile,...
03-27-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

Oh no, more like 190 bpm on the harder parts. The...

Oh no, more like 190 bpm on the harder parts. The "1" is pretty close to the other two numbers on the display, so it may be harder to read.
02-24-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

On last weekend's group ride, a rider's husband...

On last weekend's group ride, a rider's husband paid us a visit on the steep section of Bayne Road in Coloma. He is a professional photographer, so he took some great B&W pics of us climbing. The...
02-07-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Thanks :) EBBP is the best! There's probably...

Thanks :) EBBP is the best! There's probably 500-1,000 bikes in those videos I posted above. The rides are usually 12-16 miles long.

They have several music bikes, which you can hear in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

That doesn't solve the dumbed-down quality issue....

That doesn't solve the dumbed-down quality issue. I do watch my videos again, well some of them anyway. I did go through my collection and delete a bunch of stuff I knew I would never watch again...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

There's a few reasons I won't do that. One,...

There's a few reasons I won't do that. One, quality is dumbed-down from the original file. Two, I don't want to have to depend on an internet connection and another server to watch my content. Three,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

YouTube will accept 60fps files, but it will...

YouTube will accept 60fps files, but it will convert them to 30fps. 60fps isn't just good for slow motion. It also drastically cuts down on that annoying wavy jello-vision look known as rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

I have a ContourHD and ContourGPS. Like you said,...

I have a ContourHD and ContourGPS. Like you said, video quality is better on the GoPro. Audio too, especially on the Hero3 series.

Contour (http://contour.com/) is back in business, btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

Thanks thedon :) You are correct about the...

Thanks thedon :)

You are correct about the battery life. I get between 2:20-2:50 per battery. When I bought this camera I also bought four extra 1180 mAh batteries. If you're looking for spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,581

If you're not going to ride in rain, I would use...

If you're not going to ride in rain, I would use the non-waterproof back door. The audio doesn't always suck, especially if you use the helmet mount. With the waterproof door on, the audio is very...
01-24-14, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 568,138

Here's a screen capture from my riding partner's...

Here's a screen capture from my riding partner's video of last year's Mt. Tam Double Century.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/12114502695_79b27678ed_b.jpg...
01-04-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

Thanks guys :) You both have a way with words!...

Thanks guys :) You both have a way with words! :thumb: I really look forward to riding with you again. DiabloScott, I wish you could have been with us on this ride.
01-03-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

Here's the rest of the pics. JoelS and...

Here's the rest of the pics.

JoelS and UmneyDurak climbing Mt. Diablo
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11737065015_47cf5d86a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76286317@N05/11737065015/)...
01-03-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

Thanks for the pics Midland and gw_12! I added...

Thanks for the pics Midland and gw_12! I added them to my Facebook album.

Here's the rest of my pictures. These are all screen captures from my helmet-mounted GoPro.

Jay and UmneyDurak climbing...
01-01-14, 01:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

lhbernhardt entering and exiting the tunnel on...

lhbernhardt entering and exiting the tunnel on the bike path
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/11681524634_9d07108ef8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76286317@N05/11681524634/)
entering the...
01-01-14, 01:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

Same regroup as above ...

Same regroup as above
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/11681941746_e591a98e94_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76286317@N05/11681941746/)
regroup at base of Mt. Diablo before climb 2...
01-01-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

More pics. These are screen captures from my...

More pics. These are screen captures from my riding partner Matthew's helmet-mounted GoPro. I have yet to go through the footage from my GoPro.

Early in the ride, before the real climbing started...
12-30-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

Here's a screenshot from my riding partner's...

Here's a screenshot from my riding partner's helmet-mounted GoPro of me climbing Mt. Diablo yesterday during the NorCal BikeForums Morgan Territory/Mt. Diablo group ride...
12-30-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

I had a great time! It was nice to finally meet...

I had a great time! It was nice to finally meet Lanceoldstrong and other riders I haven't talked with on here yet. My riding partner Matthew and I were impressed with lhbernhardt's singlespeed...
12-14-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 568,138

SS ride, very dry Folsom Lake. ...

SS ride, very dry Folsom Lake.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/11372346893_fa48348b6b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76286317@N05/11372346893/)
Very dry Folsom Lake 11-29-13...
12-13-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,643

Got a PM from Lanceoldstrong inviting me to this...

Got a PM from Lanceoldstrong inviting me to this ride, so I'm in. I will be bringing my regular riding partner Matthew. He is very familiar with this route. I did it once earlier this year. When...
12-09-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

Thank you :) Funny you should mention the shorts....

Thank you :) Funny you should mention the shorts. When I first started wearing them, one of my good friends half-jokingly told me they make me look heavier. Good to know that isn't the case ;)
...
11-20-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

Jandro, that pic of you climbing with the other...

Jandro, that pic of you climbing with the other rider makes me want to go hammer up a hill! :thumb:

Here's a pic of me on last weekend's group ride from Folsom to Newcastle. This was after all the...
11-20-13, 12:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,517

I climbed Mix again on 11/9. This time I had 4...

I climbed Mix again on 11/9. This time I had 4 other riders with me. Here's some screenshots from the GoPro worn by the other female cyclist in the group. She had a standard double and a 12-32...
11-18-13, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Same here! I just converted one of my bikes from...

Same here! I just converted one of my bikes from 42x17 SS to 42x16 FG. My first ride with this bike was two days ago. I went on a ride that was just under 12 miles, which is a short one for me...
11-11-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 462,953

Here's my Novara Transfer One. Got it at REI on...

Here's my Novara Transfer One. Got it at REI on clearance for half price ($250). It's stock. All I did was add the typical accessories to make it a practical city bike (pannier, rack bag, mirror,...
11-11-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,978

Having a blast riding my 42x16 Langster with the...

Having a blast riding my 42x16 Langster with the geared roadies in the hills again. This ride went through Rocklin, Loomis, and Roseville. I'm the one with the GoPro on my helmet.
...
09-02-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,517

Matthew and I climbed Mix again last Saturday....

Matthew and I climbed Mix again last Saturday. This time he rode his Litespeed that he built up recently with SRAM Red. His S-Works also has Red, but now both bikes have an 11-28 cassette instead of...
08-08-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554

First road ride on Mt. Tam

The last time I was on Mt. Tamalpais was twenty years ago, when I went down there a few times with my Specialized HardRock mtb. I used to climb on pavement from Mill Valley to the dirt fire roads,...
08-08-13, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,852

I used the vented helmet mount. I know I move my...

I used the vented helmet mount. I know I move my head around too much when I'm suffering on a climb, but the helmet mount offers the best sound quality and view of the scenery off to the side when I...
07-03-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438

A "like" button might be okay, but no "dislike"....

A "like" button might be okay, but no "dislike". Allow me to give a few examples why.

On YouTube, that damn thumbs-down button is widely abused by trolls. It is always anonymous, which fuels the...
06-26-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,462

I know that. I didn't say anything about creating...

I know that. I didn't say anything about creating a new one ;)
06-26-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,462

I don't, but I found out about this story on...

I don't, but I found out about this story on Facebook. People linked to the article on several cycling groups I'm a member of. I also got a heads-up phone call from a friend I ride with. Since she is...
04-25-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,517

I highly recommend descending in the drops for...

I highly recommend descending in the drops for safety reasons. It is easier to control the bike over bumps, especially on steep descents.

This is what happened to my riding partner's beautiful...
04-25-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,517

I try to modulate, or "pulse" as you say. If the...

I try to modulate, or "pulse" as you say. If the grade is 15% or more for a prolonged period on the way up, then I know to stop and check my rims after a couple minutes on the way down. I've never...
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