Tag Archives: Scattante CFR Elite

Not Los Flores Canyon again??

Since I received a message from @M2Tiguy in his best Schwarzenegger imitation (he is a natural at that) stating: “WE WILL RIDE HILLS, NO WHINING!!! – YOU CHOOSE!!” – I figured, what the heck, it may as well be my nemesis Los … Continue reading

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High Sierra Fall Century

The highlight for me for this trip was the fact that I would ride the Eastern Sierra Fall Century, something that was greatly in doubt when I had my heart attack in June. For me this Century ride was very special, sort of a personal celebration of life ride. Continue reading

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Riding Mt. Baldy when the legs stay at home

I knew going into this ride that it would test me as it throws 6400′ feet of climbing at you on about 35 miles of up (the entire loop is 62 miles). I have not ridden a serious climbing challenge in several months, and my expectation was that I would hurt and be slow, but, I would finish the ride. Continue reading

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Neuvation Wheels make for a happy GTinLA

Another exciting event was the arrival of my new Wheels from Neuvation Cycling. Some of you know that I had my challenges with the stock Shimano wheels ever since I bought April. The Shimano wheels have now close to 11,000 miles on them and the hubs were redone twice, so it is really time for a new wheel set. I can’t believe how light these Neuvation wheels are, to put it into perspective, when I weight the Neuvation rear wheel with tube and tire and cassette it only weight 40 grams more than the Shimano wheel sans anything…wow. Continue reading

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Riding to work and other surprises

Where did the last month go? My last blog entry is over a month old? WOW…talk about changes in life, or is it just being too lazy to sit down an write. Of course there is always something to tell, … Continue reading

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Century rides are awesome

The last several weeks just flew by me. I am still getting used to my new schedule and am not quiet in control of my own time yet with my new job, but, that will come in time. For the … Continue reading

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Scattante CFR Elite – 2 year review

Hard to believe – my ride, nicknamed ‘April’ (get it?) – is two years old. I checked my logs, a combination of a simple spreadsheet when I used the Cateye and Garmin Connect stats, and found that April and I … Continue reading

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