Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction L3

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction L3

Old 11-29-15, 09:06 PM
  #2501  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 32,793

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 324 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11816 Post(s)
Liked 6,360 Times in 3,351 Posts
Jackass, burro, donkey, mule, whatever! Almost-a-horse is the pertinent category.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:28 PM
  #2502  
Senior Member
 
Doug28450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 7,108

Bikes: 2016 Giant Propel Advanced SL 1

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1668 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Mr. Ed was a talking horse.
Doug28450 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:31 PM
  #2503  
Senior Member
 
Doug28450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 7,108

Bikes: 2016 Giant Propel Advanced SL 1

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1668 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Mrs. Doug28450 and I fueled the economy today.

We are the owners of...

Samsung 60" TV
Samsung 32" TV
Wall mounting bracket for 60"
HDMI cables
Wireless mouse for the chain dropper.
Doug28450 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:49 PM
  #2504  
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,791

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 304 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26086 Post(s)
Liked 10,013 Times in 6,956 Posts
.
...I went into the LCF forum to look around, because there's some kid in the P+R who's unhappy his threads are being rerouted from LCF to P+R. Poor ol' @BillyD had a post or two in there I see. You guys need to rethink your union representation and renegotiate your contract, Bill. I got paid extra for **** like that in the fire department. Some kinda extra bump for a moderator qualified to handle toxic thread materials or something.
__________________
3alarmer is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:51 PM
  #2505  
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,791

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 304 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26086 Post(s)
Liked 10,013 Times in 6,956 Posts
Originally Posted by Doug28450
Mrs. Doug28450 and I fueled the economy today.

We are the owners of...

Samsung 60" TV
Samsung 32" TV
Wall mounting bracket for 60"
HDMI cables
Wireless mouse for the chain dropper.
...#truepatriot
__________________
3alarmer is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:53 PM
  #2506  
Senior Member
 
Doug28450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 7,108

Bikes: 2016 Giant Propel Advanced SL 1

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1668 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by 3alarmer
.
...I went into the LCF forum to look around, because there's some kid in the P+R who's unhappy his threads are being rerouted from LCF to P+R. Poor ol' @BillyD had a post or two in there I see. You guys need to rethink your union representation and renegotiate your contract, Bill. I got paid extra for **** like that in the fire department. Some kinda extra bump for a moderator qualified to handle toxic thread materials or something.
Maybe we should buy Billy a cake.
Doug28450 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 09:53 PM
  #2507  
Senior Member
 
Doug28450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 7,108

Bikes: 2016 Giant Propel Advanced SL 1

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1668 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by 3alarmer
tanks

Just doing my part.
Doug28450 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:17 PM
  #2508  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 21,102

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 245 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11231 Post(s)
Liked 4,575 Times in 2,656 Posts
I also fueled the economy. Kit order day. I probably could have bought a 32", a 60", and a mouse.
LAJ is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 11:03 PM
  #2509  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 32,793

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 324 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11816 Post(s)
Liked 6,360 Times in 3,351 Posts
Oh, good! NE lost. #thatsashame
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 11:04 PM
  #2510  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 32,793

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 324 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11816 Post(s)
Liked 6,360 Times in 3,351 Posts
Originally Posted by Doug28450
Maybe we should buy Billy a cake.
Yes.

Chocolate.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 11:30 PM
  #2511  
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,791

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 304 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26086 Post(s)
Liked 10,013 Times in 6,956 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD
Yes.

Chocolate.


...one of these, maybe ?
__________________
3alarmer is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 12:22 AM
  #2512  
Banned
 
BoSoxYacht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: take your time, enjoy the scenery, it will be there when you get to it
Posts: 7,281

Bikes: 07 IRO BFGB fixed-gear, 07 Pedal Force RS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by BillyD
Oh, good! NE lost. #thatsashame

#brokebackcowboys
BoSoxYacht is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 12:24 AM
  #2513  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,003
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 7 Posts
****
smarkinson is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 04:16 AM
  #2514  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,771
Mentioned: 125 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1454 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 40 Posts
Originally Posted by smarkinson
****
Good to see you are early. It's still, however, only the 29th "over there". So there's another day of this inanity to go.
Rowan is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 04:52 AM
  #2515  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 42,850

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 558 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22418 Post(s)
Liked 8,725 Times in 4,065 Posts
But the end is near...
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 05:58 AM
  #2516  
Super Modest
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 23,301

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10820 Post(s)
Liked 4,485 Times in 2,053 Posts
Dear Lord, must I go to indoor training this morning?

Yes, my child, get your burro out of bed and get going!
__________________
Keep the chain tight!







Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 06:10 AM
  #2517  
Super Modest
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 23,301

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10820 Post(s)
Liked 4,485 Times in 2,053 Posts
Originally Posted by 3alarmer


...one of these, maybe ?
That thing freaks me out.
__________________
Keep the chain tight!







Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 08:13 AM
  #2518  
Vain, But Lacking Talent
 
WalksOn2Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 5,510

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.9 DA 9000, Trek Crockett Pink Frosting w/105 5700

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1525 Post(s)
Liked 81 Times in 42 Posts
****.

Holidays had me too busy. Happy belated birthday to the local sheriff. See you on the flip side.
WalksOn2Wheels is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 09:23 AM
  #2519  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 56,290

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13492 Post(s)
Liked 4,388 Times in 2,429 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Dear Lord, must I go to indoor training this morning?

Yes, my child, get your burro out of bed and get going!
I had to be at the bike shop before 5:30 this morning, so that others could suffer.

#giver
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 09:43 AM
  #2520  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
The snowpocalypse is upon us. My morning commute time doubled since no one knows how to drive. I was kind of excited to see how the AWD handled, but it only popped on when I gunned it into the turn out of my parking lot. After I got on the main roads it was mostly a slow 20 MPH creep until I got to work. Accident on the main 4 lane I take so I took a roundabout back way into work, but the turnoff for that route was still 5 miles down the horribly backed up first highway that empties into the 4 lane.

Yesterday I rode my singlespeed out on some gravel and ended up next to the new trail they are building between my town and the metro. I decided to circumvent the caution tape and check out the progress. They've laid down a few miles of asphalt in one direction. Going the other way the asphalt stops and they just have nicely graded (but quite snowy, icy, and muddy) future trail as they wait to complete a fairly extensive bridge. They had the pylons in place so I imagine they're mostly on track to hit their deadline.
RPK79 is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 09:54 AM
  #2521  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,505

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 353 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20791 Post(s)
Liked 9,435 Times in 4,663 Posts
Originally Posted by RPK79
The snowpocalypse is upon us. My morning commute time doubled since no one knows how to drive. I was kind of excited to see how the AWD handled, but it only popped on when I gunned it into the turn out of my parking lot. After I got on the main roads it was mostly a slow 20 MPH creep until I got to work. Accident on the main 4 lane I take so I took a roundabout back way into work, but the turnoff for that route was still 5 miles down the horribly backed up first highway that empties into the 4 lane.

Yesterday I rode my singlespeed out on some gravel and ended up next to the new trail they are building between my town and the metro. I decided to circumvent the caution tape and check out the progress. They've laid down a few miles of asphalt in one direction. Going the other way the asphalt stops and they just have nicely graded (but quite snowy, icy, and muddy) future trail as they wait to complete a fairly extensive bridge. They had the pylons in place so I imagine they're mostly on track to hit their deadline.
A) do not make the mistake that many AWD vehicle owners make: AWD helps you go, but doesn't improve your stopping at all.
B) MnDOT absolutely blows. This is my 3rd winter back in MN, and they've done such an amazingly poor job of maintaining the roads. 2" of snow overnight should not impact roadways what so ever.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 10:01 AM
  #2522  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
A) do not make the mistake that many AWD vehicle owners make: AWD helps you go, but doesn't improve your stopping at all.
B) MnDOT absolutely blows. This is my 3rd winter back in MN, and they've done such an amazingly poor job of maintaining the roads. 2" of snow overnight should not impact roadways what so ever.
1) I don't let the AWD alter my driving. Slow and steady while maintaining safe distance behind other cars. Today's drive was not slow and steady though. It was "I could be riding my bike faster than this" slow.
II) If you think MNDoT is bad go for a drive in Wisconsin.
RPK79 is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 10:11 AM
  #2523  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,505

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 353 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20791 Post(s)
Liked 9,435 Times in 4,663 Posts
Originally Posted by RPK79
1) I don't let the AWD alter my driving. Slow and steady while maintaining safe distance behind other cars. Today's drive was not slow and steady though. It was "I could be riding my bike faster than this" slow.
II) If you think MNDoT is bad go for a drive in Wisconsin.
Oh, I absolutely let AWD alter my driving (back when I had an AWD Audi), but not when there's traffic - ripping down the road going sideways is great fun.

I did just that last year (my dad lives in WI). At the time, the MN side of 94 was that choppy, compacted ice that MnDOT said was absolutely unavoidable given the alignment of various factors. Crossing over the bridge in to WI, the roadway on 94 was absolutely clear. Night and day difference.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 10:23 AM
  #2524  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
WI
Huh, my WI experience has been the opposite. It probably varies by county.
RPK79 is offline  
Old 11-30-15, 10:25 AM
  #2525  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
I seriously wish phone number pads were the same as 10-keys on keyboards and calculators. I can't tell you how many times I have misdialed when trying to read a number and dial.
RPK79 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.