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    I remember that day well. I was at about 70 on a...

    I remember that day well. I was at about 70 on a solo Century. Once we passed the tandem I never saw them again....I think we might have killed them ! :O. I cant count the number of solo hammerheads...
  2. I think if you're under 15 mph on the flat you...

    I think if you're under 15 mph on the flat you should just find the biggest cliff in Minnesota and drive over it ! Of course that would be all of a 6 foot drop ! ;)
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    Good job with the pics Beanz ! Only guy I know...

    Good job with the pics Beanz ! Only guy I know that can ride 18 into the wind and snap in focus pictures...Damn my Red white and blue Medone still looks good after all these years ! Thanks for the...
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    I have a 20 year old trek. I'll let it go for a...

    I have a 20 year old trek. I'll let it go for a reasonable offer or $5.2 Million...cash only!
  5. BTW if you like to wash bikes so much I'll bring...

    BTW if you like to wash bikes so much I'll bring mine over anytime you like !
  6. "It is relaxing to crack open a cold beer and...

    "It is relaxing to crack open a cold beer and wash and detail my bike on a saturday afternoon. Every rider should know there bike, how it works, and how to keep it safe. "

    That makes about as much...
  7. Here's the final result with the work done at...

    Here's the final result with the work done at Switchback Cyclery in Orange...nothing short of perfection ! The bike shifts like butter ..as good or better that when it was new. The bike was ready...
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    No I dont know where any lockers might be. I was...

    No I dont know where any lockers might be. I was always wondering what I would do with my bike shoes and for that matter my helmet unless there was a real place designed to lock up bikes and the...
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    IF you find some place be sure to post it. I'd...

    IF you find some place be sure to post it. I'd like to do the same but have no idea where it might be. Are you riding a road bike or a cruiser ?
  10. Emergency repairs and shop service are two very...

    Emergency repairs and shop service are two very different things. I can do just about every emergency repair and in the 20,000 road miles I have on the bike I only got a ride once and that was in an...
  11. Thanks Brian...anyway problem solved. Bike taken...

    Thanks Brian...anyway problem solved. Bike taken to Swithback Cyclery in Orange. I had a pleasant conversation with Tim the owner and did my grocery shopping on the way back. I think I have found a...
  12. my typing isnt very good either (RATE vs...

    my typing isnt very good either (RATE vs Rare)...as to the VERY helpful analysis of my time...I LIKE to go to bike stores, so the trip there and back again is fun for me. I can usually combine it...
  13. I cannot believe the arrogance of some of the...

    I cannot believe the arrogance of some of the members of this forum. I won't brag about my net income or my hourly rare when I choose to work. Division of labor is what made civilization possible....
  14. If he would have asked me how many miles I ride a...

    If he would have asked me how many miles I ride a year or in what kind of weather I would have cut him some slack but to say cables and housings need to be repaced yearly on a bike that might be...
  15. The new owner of the shop heard every word the...

    The new owner of the shop heard every word the mech said as he was peacefully munching a burger. I knew I was in trouble when he said the cables and housings had to be replaced yearly. I am a dumb...
  16. Thanks CJ. I know alot of the forum members are...

    Thanks CJ. I know alot of the forum members are great wrenches and take pride in doing everything themsleves. I congratulate them on their skill and their enterprise. Like I always tell my wife, just...
  17. I did that. First they tried to hammer the bad...

    I did that. First they tried to hammer the bad bar wrap in with their hands. Next they blamed it on me for not having cables and housings done once a year. They offered to "adjust the brakes" but...
  18. I almost guaranteed..."Do it yourself" would be...

    I almost guaranteed..."Do it yourself" would be the first comment I received. First if I wanted to do it myself I would have. Second I am a big believer in doing what you're good at and lot other...
  19. Anaheim Hills bike shop made my problems worse

    I took my 2004 Trek Medone 5.2 to the Anaheim Hills bike store for a tune up, a new chain, and since I usually mess it up a nice new bar wrap. Here's what I got back: Front breaks with the release...
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    Beanz I paid big time for trying to hold that...

    Beanz I paid big time for trying to hold that hammerheads wheel for 10 miles yesterday. Despite riding your wheels to the beach the heat got to me at about mile45 and I struggled the last 10 miles...
  21. What was the big OC wheelman ride yesterday?

    I was minding my own business on a solo 56 mile SRT Beach ride and I ran into at least 50 riders with"179" stencils. Was that 179 MILES ???
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  23. :roflmao: Bring on the pain! Whenever I catch up...

    :roflmao: Bring on the pain! Whenever I catch up or pass a 20 or 30 something in their team kits my day is complete. I was surprised when I worked so hard to real in that solo and looked back and no...
  24. Plus one to RonJon10. Now if somehow we could put...

    Plus one to RonJon10. Now if somehow we could put an end to this internet buying thing AND close down all the Performance shops ( admit it...you've bought SOMETHING there). WE might with hard work...
  25. Couple weeks ago I was looping around the...

    Couple weeks ago I was looping around the neighborhood to get my mileage up to an even 50 when a little foo-foo dog came flying at my wheel from an open garage. The dog couldnt have been any bigger...
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