Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 151 of 170 FirstFirst ... 51101141149150151152153161 ... LastLast
Results 3,751 to 3,775 of 4231
  1. #3751
    Senior Member gpelpel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, CA
    My Bikes
    Time VXRS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
    Posts
    2,504
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VNA View Post
    "Non" it means "it is so good" and "mon cul me fait mal"
    It's called Positive Thinking in california talk.

  2. #3752
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,549
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VNA View Post
    On my next ride I will sing in french and see if I hurt less!
    How about "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" I'm pretty sure that means "I think I'm gonna hurl"

    This gives me a great idea for my April Fools blogpost coming up.
    Last edited by DiabloScott; 01-09-12 at 05:13 PM.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

  3. #3753
    Senior Member Midland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Contra Costa
    Posts
    295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    68 mi. from Concord to Fairfield and back.Got some time in the wind on rough roads.Very nice day for early Jan., rode most the time in just jersey & UnderArmor base layer.
    ride, enjoy, repeat

  4. #3754
    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
    Posts
    5,908
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DRietz View Post
    I rode in circles on Sunday. Literally, around Dumbarton Circle.

    Got demolished by the 4's and held my own in the junior's race.

    Not a very proud day when you step out of a 40minute race with 5 to go.

    Nah, it's all good. Hope to show there myself in a few weeks - you doing the EB RR?

  5. #3755
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,875
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Just got to say I am still lovin' BikeForums. Twitter, Facebook, Strava all have their place and also have all hurt BF traffic a bit I suspect. Just these last 10 entries or so on this thread show why I love this place. Sharing the rides and the love of cycling with the people I have met here. To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S. and here they all are gathered in one place sharing rides and tales.

    Community, it's what makes BikeFourms special.
    Yes, this. Bike love to you, LO, for your inspirational posts & rides and unstoppable ambition.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  6. #3756
    Senior Member budkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Vallejo, SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    2013 Velovie Vitesse 400
    Posts
    113
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Midland View Post
    68 mi. from Concord to Fairfield and back.Got some time in the wind on rough roads.Very nice day for early Jan., rode most the time in just jersey & UnderArmor base layer.
    Yep...Goodyear Rd on the East of 680 just hurts!
    The Stable:
    2013 Velovie Vitesse 400
    2007 Pedalforce RS

  7. #3757
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Nah, it's all good. Hope to show there myself in a few weeks - you doing the EB RR?
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I will. I'm far more built for a road race than a criterium.

  8. #3758
    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    10,793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S.

    ??
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, its the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

  9. #3759
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Just got to say I am still lovin' BikeForums. Twitter, Facebook, Strava all have their place and also have all hurt BF traffic a bit I suspect. Just these last 10 entries or so on this thread show why I love this place. Sharing the rides and the love of cycling with the people I have met here. To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S. and here they all are gathered in one place sharing rides and tales.

    Community, it's what makes BikeFourms special.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    ??
    Don't worry, John. Lance was just trying not to insult you by lumping you in with such plebian company. We all know you are in a class by yourself.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  10. #3760
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,549
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Don't worry, John. Lance was just trying not to insult you by lumping you in with such plebian company. We all know you are in a class by yourself.
    Looked like a snub to me.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

  11. #3761
    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    My Bikes
    Roubaix SL4 Expert, Univega Gran Turismo
    Posts
    1,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    ??
    No offense intended Bigbossman.
    I was just referring to the people who posted the last few posts of the thread as I was reading it that day.

    If the list was of the coolest of the cool, I would have had to flip a coin for where to rank you.
    You or Taxi777 would have to be near the top of that list. Either #1 or #2 depending on the coin.
    In Escendo Est Verum

  12. #3762
    Degree in baloney Roadstergal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Yay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Fuji and Jango
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I took an afternoon off to extend the weekend, and had a good brief ride.

  13. #3763
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Just got to say I am still lovin' BikeForums. Twitter, Facebook, Strava all have their place and also have all hurt BF traffic a bit I suspect. Just these last 10 entries or so on this thread show why I love this place. Sharing the rides and the love of cycling with the people I have met here. To think that over the last couple years I have ridden with Gpelpel, Beaker, Cccorlew, Bikingshearer, MarcoPolo,Princess Zippy, DiabloScott, Red Rider and Joel S. and here they all are gathered in one place sharing rides and tales.

    Community, it's what makes BikeFourms special.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    ??
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    No offense intended Bigbossman.
    I was just referring to the people who posted the last few posts of the thread as I was reading it that day.

    If the list was of the coolest of the cool, I would have had to flip a coin for where to rank you.
    You or Taxi777 would have to be near the top of that list. Either #1 or #2 depending on the coin.
    And now you've got the rest of us asking: "What am I, chopped liver?" Especially MarkoPolo. We all know what a delicate flower he is.

    Grasshopper, you must learn the First Law of Holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  14. #3764
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @Midland: What route did you take from Concord? I've been thinking about doing a ride from Concord to Sacramento. I have the route for the second leg, Fairfield to Sacramento, but I am curious about the route you took from Concord to Fairfield.

  15. #3765
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,875
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    And now you've got the rest of us asking: "What am I, chopped liver?" Especially MarkoPolo. We all know what a delicate flower he is.

    Grasshopper, you must learn the First Law of Holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
    ^^^^^

    Sigh.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  16. #3766
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    ^^^^^

    Sigh.
    Aw, maaaan, you almost make me feel bad for being a sh#t-disturber (or, as bigbossman so charmingly calls it, a "brown-arm" - think about it for a second ).


    Notice I said "almost."
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  17. #3767
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,875
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Aw, maaaan, you almost make me feel bad for being a sh#t-disturber (or, as bigbossman so charmingly calls it, a "brown-arm" - think about it for a second ).


    Notice I said "almost."
    I get it. Even the "almost."

    Still, I read the original post and that was my first thought (having grown up with Catholic/Jewish influences in South Jersey) -- and nobody wants to be chopped livah.

    Although I'm willing to give Lanceoldstrong the benefit of the doubt; caught up in the moment, he hit "Post" before he proof-read his post. And I haven't been much of a presence on BF lately (I blame work and bike riding for that) and can't blame anyone for overlooking me.

    But I don't have to like it.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  18. #3768
    "Ride Lots!" PrincessZippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Contra Costa County
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    324
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    From the 5th grade teacher:

    It's not important whether someone else thinks you're "cool". Do you think you're cool?

    Veronica

  19. #3769
    I'm your huckleberry... MarkoPolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northern Cal.
    My Bikes
    90's Tommasini Prestige, 2004 Seven Alaris, 2005 Trek Pilot 2.1;
    Posts
    293
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessZippy View Post
    From the 5th grade teacher:

    It's not important whether someone else thinks you're "cool". Do you think you're cool?

    Veronica
    To send this thread even farther of the rails, one of the most memorable exchanges I had about 15 years ago with one of my pre-teen sons...

    Son, "Dad, how come you're not cool?"
    My wife in an attempt to defend my honor, "Your dad used be really cool."
    Son, "Really, what happened?"

    BTW, now that the aforementioned son is in his mid-20's, I'm a little higher on his "coolness meter" - mostly because I introduced him to some of the great rock'n'roll of my youth that he loves.
    It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear....

  20. #3770
    Degree in baloney Roadstergal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Yay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Fuji and Jango
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessZippy View Post
    Do you think you're cool?
    Cool? On my morning rides, I've been fecking freezing.

  21. #3771
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    . . . (having grown up with Catholic/Jewish influences in South Jersey) . . .
    Catholic? And Jewish? And South Jersey? Wow, talk about the guilt-trip tripple-whammy. Not to mention a serious side order of "go perform an anatomically impossible act on yourself."
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  22. #3772
    Senior Member Midland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Contra Costa
    Posts
    295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sac_rob, here is the Concord to Fairfield route on strava http://app.strava.com/rides/3198380.
    ride, enjoy, repeat

  23. #3773
    Loves to suffer freighttraininguphill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    Specialized Langster 42x16 SS, Peugeot mixte 42x16 FG, Specialized Dolce Triple & Amira Sport, Trek Wahoo 29er, Bike Friday Pocket Companion folder, TerraTrike Rover
    Posts
    2,636
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Took a ride from Colfax to Gold Run yesterday with my new GoPro "Chesty" chest strap mount. As the first 3:18 of the video shows, it's probably not the best mount for a road ride. Either that, or it's not the best mount for a female cyclist.

    The rest of the footage is from the ContourHD on the helmet mount. It would have been a shame to have all that beautiful scenery cut off by the lower POV of the chest mount. It's also a little less shaky.

    Somehow the chain catcher got knocked out of position and I didn't notice it, and as a result I dropped my chain when I shifted from the middle to the small chainring. Of course that was caught on video!

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/141890803

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0aiKIc5Sas


    Some pics.




  24. #3774
    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
    My Bikes
    Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Fantom Outlaw turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
    Posts
    6,560
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A windy ride with some BF crew through the Delta. A few photos and short writeup.
    http://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2012/01/...ugh-delta.html
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
    Website at curtis.corlew.com Bicycle blog at ccorlew.blogspot.com

  25. #3775
    Senior Member gpelpel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, CA
    My Bikes
    Time VXRS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
    Posts
    2,504
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, first ride of 2012. The Delta Wind Fest by LanceOldStrong and Co.

    Advertised as a 60 miler (accurate), easy 500' of ascent (Garmin shows 612', ok not far), and advertised as a social, "not training environment" ride.

    Social, for sure it was. Very friendly bunch, super nice lunch stop, old bridges and quaint scenery. Oh those early miles were so sweet, rolling with ease, frolicking along the canals and marinas, some nice bird sightings, even a couple ferry crossings. The second half was of a different order though, we were not that fast early on, the wind was just that strong behind us. Lance and Steve had actually planned the best practice run in advance of their Death Valley Double in a few weeks: long straight aways and unrelenting head winds. I spent most of this time in no man's land, between small groups, so I really had to fight my way back to the start. The goal was to keep the speedometer above the 10mph mark, that was tough at times but a good motivator.

    Thanks all and a special mention to the good samaritan who offered us the chance for a 40' respite 4 miles from the end.
    Yes, that's what it took for Superman to cover an extra 10 miles against the wind!

    For sure it was a great way to start my 2012 rolling adventures. Wind or not I would do it again.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •