I "Road" My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Grego, Oct 29, 2015.



  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    It inspires others to ride faster!
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Second posting here in two days!
    Good news: I seem to be 95% over this virus! Yesterday was the breakthrough. Today was a pretty normal day! Time to start putting on some miles!
    More good news: I got to go for an 11 mile ride with the firstborn today! He's getting over being sick as well (was worse than I was), so we took it easy and kept it flat. Nice ride around town!
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Got in a nice little 28 minute put up the hill and back down in town before sunset. Mileage, speed, distance, elevation gain, calories burned, and time riding don't matter. I got out, I got my heart rate up, I sweat a little, I had fun.

    I noticed that the mini headlight on my roadie wouldn't stay on so I took the back cover off when I got home to replace the batteries. Well, I'll be damned, it's a rechargeable light, plugs into a USB outlet. All these years I have had it, I have never had to recharge it. My roadie sees the least amount of action in my quiver, but still. I have had this little light for a solid 5 years.
     
  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I'm trying to stay home as much as I can with the pup since his surgery. So I spent two hours on Zwift yesterday in the bedroom while he slept.

    Does that count as a "road" ride?
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Yes, because you were not on dirt.
     
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  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I was not on road either :)
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Counts as a workout. Necessary, but the closest thing there is to "junk miles." ;)
     
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  8. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Active Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I road my bike through the riverbed today to check out the homeless problem... seems most of them are in Anaheim now and not so much Santa Ana.
     
  9. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I hear the proper authorities have been alerted.
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I disagree. You were spinning on a firm, man made surface, which by definition fits the description of a "road" as well. :D

    Also, I have to assume that the gearing is more road-bike like?
     
  11. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I use a smart trainer, which provides feedback to the wheel. On that night I did a simulated 33 mile, 3400' climbing route, so you end up using your shifters. Annoying since my rear tire is apparently no good on a metal roller (spin out under high watts).
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1226243400
     
  12. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Just when I convert the Trance X back into a mountain bike my buds want to go for a road ride. I probably would have passed but Vince wanted to hang out with the crew. He put some slicks on his bike and I pulled the '90 Bianchi down from the rafters. The plan was to ride SART starting at Anaheim Stadium to the beach and back. Down SART the homeless area is creepy. One tent had hundreds of misc. bike parts in his space. All stolen? nah, couldn't be. We cruised to the beach effortlessly. Once there we changed the plan to ride up the back bay(?). This would be new pavement for Vince and I.:thumbsup: Cruised back up enjoying the social pace.:cool: Passed by parts of Peters Cyn and Oaks.:cry: Even the little hill in front of Irvine Park got charred. Yep, a fun day on the road bike.

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  13. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    That was a fun ride and the crew are all top notch people. It never stops to amaze me when you see the damage of a fresh fire scene. We saw a number of areas where the fire had jumped across Santiago Rd right in between homes. Real lucky homeowners.
     
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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    @Grego & @OTHRider - Looks like a great route, especially the return leg!
     
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