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07-20-04, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,681
Posted By HalfHearted

No, but my daughter often talks of getting a song...

No, but my daughter often talks of getting a song stuck in her head. I always tell her there must have been plenty of room for it... :lol:
07-15-04, 08:18 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

No, that one has been used as derogatory slang...

No, that one has been used as derogatory slang for many, many, decades, probably all the way back to the late 19th century, at least. It's like the "n" word in that many *****exuals have adopted it...
07-14-04, 08:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

See, that's exactly what I'm talking about, and...

See, that's exactly what I'm talking about, and matches my experience as well. But there are a few self-appointed "spokespersons" who demand just the opposite of what the people they claim to...
07-13-04, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By HalfHearted

They may use UPS for heavy stuff - but standard...

They may use UPS for heavy stuff - but standard shipping on lighter stuff is good ole' US snail mail and my two recent orders from Nashbar took 7 and 8 days respectively to get to N. Texas. That's...
07-13-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By HalfHearted

If you used standard shipping it will take about...

If you used standard shipping it will take about a week to get your order - USPS is slow, slow, slow!
07-13-04, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By HalfHearted

That's not necessarily true. I rode 6 hours...

That's not necessarily true. I rode 6 hours Saturday and if you look closely at my hairline (fairly high above my forehead :( ) you can actually see the tan line where my helmet was.

John
07-11-04, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By HalfHearted

...when you get up at 6 on a Saturday morning to...

...when you get up at 6 on a Saturday morning to go ride with 1500 strangers.
07-11-04, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By HalfHearted

What the blazes is that restaraunt serving????

What the blazes is that restaraunt serving????
07-11-04, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By HalfHearted

All lock makers make locks with the same keys,...

All lock makers make locks with the same keys, even $60,000 automobiles. Depending on how many tumblers are in the lock there are generally fewer than a thousand or so combinations for a given key...
07-11-04, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By HalfHearted

Not to mention probably more painful than the...

Not to mention probably more painful than the sweat :)

I hate to say it but the real answer is probably to toughen up, dude :)

I've had it happen to me and I just keep my eyes open and let 'em...
07-11-04, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By HalfHearted

Well, I'd first question why you had to wait for...

Well, I'd first question why you had to wait for the bottom of the hill to slow down and stop... Have you got Flintstone brakes? :)
07-11-04, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By HalfHearted

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
07-11-04, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By HalfHearted

Buying those *mart bikes is a pretty good way to...

Buying those *mart bikes is a pretty good way to ensure that they won't get much use. When starting almost any hobby (i.e. anything you do for pleasure, rather than because you have to) it is very...
07-08-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

What I object to is a few self-appointed...

What I object to is a few self-appointed "spokespersons" who pretend to speak for others, and who do so merely to secure their own power base. Especially when just to maintain that powerbase they...
07-08-04, 09:52 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

I remember a couple of years ago there was a...

I remember a couple of years ago there was a bombardment of advertising for weight loss products that you took before bed that would "burn fat while you slept." Of course, they only worked if you...
07-08-04, 07:14 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

:roflmao: I love seeing a realistic,...

:roflmao:

I love seeing a realistic, outsider's perspective on PC issues. It's so refreshing. You see, here in the US we have droves of pseudo-intellectuals who have made taking offense, often...
07-07-04, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By HalfHearted

Yeah, kids are stupid. When I was a kid the rage...

Yeah, kids are stupid. When I was a kid the rage was racing into the wooden fence at the end of the dead-end street or the chain link fence at the end of the playground. Yeah, you heard me, racing...
07-07-04, 09:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall seeing...

I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall seeing science/news show that claims that is actually the case - that today's kids are the first American generation to have a lower life expectancy than...
07-07-04, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By HalfHearted

I feel just a little bit like Lance...

I just picked up my ride packet for the Peach Pedal in Weatherford, TX, this weekend. I'll be proudly wearing the number 1. Okay, so it's not the yellow jersey in the TDF but it does prove I...
07-07-04, 03:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,342
Posted By HalfHearted

About fifteen years ago I had to travel a lot in...

About fifteen years ago I had to travel a lot in my job, sometimes three cities a week. Anyway, one day I'm sitting in my seat at the gate when this fat slob wheezes up, raises the armrest between...
07-07-04, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By HalfHearted

"Bowl of oatmeal" - man that's nature's laxative!...

"Bowl of oatmeal" - man that's nature's laxative! :)
07-07-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By HalfHearted

Didn't seem that bad to me. Sure, I've seen...

Didn't seem that bad to me. Sure, I've seen better, but trust me I've seen worse!
07-07-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By HalfHearted

Lots of carbs in beer :) Of course, I wouldn't...

Lots of carbs in beer :) Of course, I wouldn't overdo it since the alcohol interferes with hydration and can even elevate body temperature...
07-07-04, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By HalfHearted

Thanks, the bars work really well. They aren't...

Thanks, the bars work really well. They aren't as stable as being on the drops of road bars, but as long as you're running fairly clear of obstacles it's not a problem.
07-07-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By HalfHearted

I know a lot of people that do that but I don't...

I know a lot of people that do that but I don't really recommend it. You will almost always under-hydrate when using chilled drinks. When you drink an iced drink your brain gets its signals crossed...
07-07-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By HalfHearted

Hope the recipe works for you, let us know how it...

Hope the recipe works for you, let us know how it goes.

4 lbs is almost a gallon of water, if you replaced it with only 20oz it's no wonder you were feeling poorly afterwards. In general, if you...
07-05-04, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By HalfHearted

Just 13 miles today on the Mineral Wells...

Just 13 miles today on the Mineral Wells trailway. (http://www.guitarnut.com/todaysride/07052004/index.html) When you can only manage two hours for riding out of an entire three-day weekend, does it...
07-05-04, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By HalfHearted

Sports gels are probably better than sports...

Sports gels are probably better than sports drinks - reason being that with gels you can regulate your intake of carbs (sugars) and electolytes separately from your hydration. That said, I use...
07-05-04, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By HalfHearted

I've never heard it used as a derogatory term. ...

I've never heard it used as a derogatory term. Is this a case like "******dly" (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=******dly) being a racist term purely because a few uneducated but very vocal...
07-04-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By HalfHearted

Near as I can figure, Giant has a right to spend...

Near as I can figure, Giant has a right to spend their advertising dollars wherever they please. OLN has proven in the past that they give unbalanced coverage in favor of Giant's competition,...
07-04-04, 10:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,487
Posted By HalfHearted

A live one?

A live one?
07-04-04, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,487
Posted By HalfHearted

Try http://www.safetyline.com and go to the...

Try http://www.safetyline.com and go to the "coveralls" section - they have yellow and orange polyester t-shirts that are very visible and do a good job of keeping you cool, too. They have both long...
07-04-04, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By HalfHearted

It is a very, very, tiny little bug. Unlike...

It is a very, very, tiny little bug. Unlike ticks, which cling to the outside of your skin when they bite, the chigger burrows inside and begins feeding. It leaves a little "snorkel," finer than a...
07-04-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By HalfHearted

Well, if you pass a fat dude on a Trek 7300 with...

Well, if you pass a fat dude on a Trek 7300 with a yellow toolbox bolted on the rear rack, say, "Hi John" :)
06-27-04, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By HalfHearted

Okay, that's the topper whopper - mosquitos that...

Okay, that's the topper whopper - mosquitos that zip up tent flaps... :D
06-27-04, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By HalfHearted

It's almost July and I haven't had to water my...

It's almost July and I haven't had to water my yard yet. I don't recall having this wet of a spring and summer in the 13 years I've lived down here in N. Texas.
06-27-04, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By HalfHearted

I have this happen all the time, and it's nothing...

I have this happen all the time, and it's nothing to do with the person being British. What seems to happen is that people hear someone behind them say "on your left" and all they hear is "left." ...
06-27-04, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By HalfHearted

When I was a kid we had no shoes, in fact, we had...

When I was a kid we had no shoes, in fact, we had no feet. That's right, we had to crawl five miles to school through six feet of snow and it was uphill both ways! :)
06-26-04, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By HalfHearted

Mosquitos - phooey, that ain't nuttin'. I...

Mosquitos - phooey, that ain't nuttin'. I stopped to take a picture along the river bank Tuesdy and the grass must've been loaded with chiggers. I've got about twenty bites on each ankle/foot and...
06-26-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,790
Posted By HalfHearted

I'd go for the 7300. I love mine. One thing to...

I'd go for the 7300. I love mine. One thing to keep in mind with just about any upright bike is that you are simply not going to be competitive with riders on dropped-bar road bikes. You may lead...
06-24-04, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By HalfHearted

In most states I've lived in you can renew by...

In most states I've lived in you can renew by mail. That's one reason you have so many ancient drivers who can't see past the hood ornament on their Buicks still driving. Here in Texas it's not at...
06-24-04, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,821
Posted By HalfHearted

Well, I'm sure with a little thought I could...

Well, I'm sure with a little thought I could probably come up with something that would put her off bagels forever :)

The only trick would be making sure everybody else in the building knew not to...
06-23-04, 08:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,821
Posted By HalfHearted

Oh, man, if somebody in my office was sniffing...

Oh, man, if somebody in my office was sniffing all the bagels I'd just have to "load" one for her!
06-23-04, 08:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,487
Posted By HalfHearted

Just steal the curb finders off some yahoo's...

Just steal the curb finders off some yahoo's lowrider :)

Seriously, they probably still sell curb finders in auto parts stores and they'd be about ideal.
06-23-04, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By HalfHearted

Shorts is shorts - I've been known to ride 40+...

Shorts is shorts - I've been known to ride 40+ miles in walking shorts or cutoff bluejeans. I've got some Nashbar Tahoe baggies that I like, but I haven't had them long enough to speak to their...
06-23-04, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By HalfHearted

Hey, bub, that's 4 corners area of CO! :) I grew...

Hey, bub, that's 4 corners area of CO! :) I grew up in Cortez, CO (4th grade through HS) - where do you hail from?
06-23-04, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By HalfHearted

Have a good ride. It was very pleasant here in...

Have a good ride. It was very pleasant here in DFW yesterday - not sure of the temp but well below normal and when the sun came out in the late afternoon it made for ideal riding conditions.

John
06-23-04, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By HalfHearted

Anybody riding the Peach Pedal (Weatherford, TX) this year?

Anybody riding the Peach Pedal (http://www.peachpedal.com) this year? It's my hometown so I'm registered for the 40 mile - I was going to ride the 100k but haven't had a chance to make any long (40+...
06-23-04, 11:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 25,331
Posted By HalfHearted

Actually, the "free" kickstands might have been...

Actually, the "free" kickstands might have been taken off (or just not put on when the bikes were assembled in cases where the kickstands are not preassembled) by them to begin with. Most LBSs...
06-23-04, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By HalfHearted

It's only if your vision can't be corrected to...

It's only if your vision can't be corrected to better than a certain level that you're considered legally blind. I've had 20/350 in one eye and 20/400 in the other since I was a teenager. If it...
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