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05-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sorry Jim, I canít follow all the quotes...

I am sorry Jim, I canít follow all the quotes going back and forth. It is not you, I am an old guy who likes to follow thing linearly.

i use the Garmin Varia radar unit. I like the warnings that I...
05-04-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy...

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy Athena 11 speed. I chose that particular groupset because of the aluminum finish (and because I like Campy :thumb:).

...
05-04-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 194,007
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thanks, you made me smile. :) Technically it...

Thanks, you made me smile. :)

Technically it is my wife’s cat, she is the cat person. She gets naming rights.

I am the dog person, so I get to name the dogs.

The female is named Lucy, I was...
05-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,048
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck...

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck gaiter. I do not know how effective they are; I figure that a well made one should be as effective as some of the home made cloth fabric masks or...
05-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,048
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a...

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a mask when walking my dogs. Where I live, ride and play there are wide enough spaces that the risk of infection is negligible. The percentage of...
05-04-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 194,007
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household. ...

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household.

Her mom is a feral cat that decided to give birth in the backyard of one of my daughterís friend. Who could resist this cute face.

We have not...
Forum: Foo
05-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is...

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is a standard item in the Bottecchia kitchen. :thumb:
05-03-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on...

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on dolphins and whales. These are amazing animals, their behavior is so human-like and are capable of a wide range of feelings and emotions.

Two of the...
05-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is so much negativity out there; people...

There is so much negativity out there; people drawing battle lines based on political affiliation. so useless and pointless.

Humanity is facing a challenge, this is not the time for division; ...
05-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Cycling in the time of corona...Natureís Ctrl-Alt-Del

Went out for a short ride, from Carpinteria to Ventura and back to Carpinteria, 61 km total.

Empty roads, or nearly empty roads, are nice. The beaches are effectively deserted. I donít miss the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

1959 Cadillac ďrecumbentĒ bike

OK, I may be persuaded to ride a bent if it looked like this. :D

https://autochunk.com/7920/2013/03/11/cadillac-bicycle-has-half-the-cars-looks-full-bicycle-function/
03-30-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,276
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going,...

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going, considerate, happy cyclists. :D
03-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 35,131
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But only on the way down. :thumb:

But only on the way down. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and...

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and what you are packing. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Segerís Turn...

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Segerís Turn the Page. :roflmao2:
03-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 35,131
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of...

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of traffic. With parking lots for beaches, parks and hiking trails closed, people were parking on the shoulders, which made it interesting in an already...
03-29-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,276
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its...

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its lowest when we least expect people to behave badly, like in the early morning when you are having a nice, easy ride.

Glad you are OK. Be safe!
03-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,276
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a prosecutor and I couldnít agree with you...

I am a prosecutor and I couldnít agree with you more.

Having seen what I have seen over the years, I would let this crazy guy go and let nature take her course.
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I always assumed that...

...social distancing was the thing to do, virus or no virus. :roflmao2:

...
03-28-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís funny stuff man. Readerís Digest was...

Thatís funny stuff man. Readerís Digest was right, humor is THE best medicine.
03-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 35,131
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a...

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a little rainy but OK. :innocent:

...
03-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How dinosaurs will avoid a second mass extinction

Covid-19, the Spielberg version...

https://www.******.com/r/Zwift/comments/fnfxvu/extra_protection_in_these_trying_times/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,812
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria...

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria and some hill work around Santa Barbara. I decided to skip it and instead ride the less traveled local (to me) roads. After reading your post I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,812
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the...

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the empty roads and nice weather. :thumb:

...
03-21-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,690
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation...

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation of empty roads and overcast skies was too much to resist.

...
03-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Letís stand together

In this moment of profound crisis, let us all stand together as brothers and sisters.

Love you all! :thumb:

https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,478
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on...

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on essentials, including dog and cat food. My pets appreciate the gesture. But if we start running low on supplies, I might be tempted to commandeer...
03-19-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,919
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Hondo, man you donít need to apologize. I get...

Hondo, man you donít need to apologize. I get your point. I always enjoy reading your posts here, you bring a great perspective to your comments.

Poverty sucks (to put it mildly). Chronic...
03-19-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,919
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have been working from home since Monday. This...

I have been working from home since Monday. This is a strange position for me to be in because as a prosecutor my work days are normally spent in and out the courtroom. But given my age and various...
03-11-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Regardless of your opinion, one way or the other,...

Regardless of your opinion, one way or the other, about British tabloids, her point is spot on.

Panic buying toilet paper is simply stupid. Fighting with other customers for toilet paper is...
03-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,142
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Eddy!!! :roflmao2: ...

Eddy!!! :roflmao2:

https://youtu.be/p8uP-dxllKQ
03-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,625
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I cancelled this yearís trip to the Sea Otter...

I cancelled this yearís trip to the Sea Otter Classic...oh wait, the SOC cancelled on me.

I am not going to do the Campagnolo San Diego Gran Fondo.. There is always next year.
03-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I was raised in Cuba, where chronic shortages are...

I was raised in Cuba, where chronic shortages are a daily occurrence.

The woman who cuts my hair was raised in Eastern Europe, where chronic shortages are also a way of life.

She and I both got...
03-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. The Bottecchia was a gift from my Mom...

Thank you. The Bottecchia was a gift from my Mom who, although as a little girl she was too poor to ever afford a bike, neverthelss wanted me to own my dream Italian ride.

I only ride it out on...
03-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my...

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my question whether a Shimano cassette would work with my Campy rear mech. You told me that indeed it would work, so I went ahead, put a Shimano...
03-06-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You may, or may not, be correct about the effects...

You may, or may not, be correct about the effects of warmer weather on the corona virus.

The correct definition of the term ďconventional wisdomĒ is explained below; you applied it correctly.
...
03-06-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Both WAHOO and Garmin (Tacx) specifically...

Both WAHOO and Garmin (Tacx) specifically referenced the coronavirus to explain the shortage (actually the unavailability) of Campy freehub bodies.

Regarding your question about cultural...
03-06-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I am going to buy a Shimano cassette...

Thank you. I am going to buy a Shimano cassette and try it.

BTW, yours is the kind of useful, on point, and helpful response that BF is best known for. Not the snarky and irrelevant responses that...
03-04-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

And you took time from your busy schedule to...

And you took time from your busy schedule to comment on my alleged lack of empathy.

Do you really think that a person who supposedly lacks empathy would really care about your virtue signaling...
03-03-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Please re-read my post. Nowhere did I imply that...

Please re-read my post. Nowhere did I imply that this was the end of the world. Reading comprehension is so important.

Have a great day.
03-03-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

People die all the time. Death is a fact of...

People die all the time. Death is a fact of life,. So what?

And no, I donít think that my bikes will catch on fire if I use a Shimano or SRAM cassette. The question was whether, or how well it...
03-02-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Coronavirus and its effects on cycling

By now we probably know about some of the most immediate effects of the coronavirus epidemic: stages of races being cancelled, riders like Chris Froome being briefly quarantined and talks about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,990
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Glad it worked out. Italian steel bikes will...

Glad it worked out. Italian steel bikes will always be in demand. :thumb:

Ride safely my friend.
Forum: Foo
01-28-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is no conflating here. Facts are facts and...

There is no conflating here. Facts are facts and the available evidence was not particularly compelling.

The defense team did not leak her name to the media and the defense team did not send the...
Forum: Foo
01-28-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Kobe, like all men and women was flawed. The last...

Kobe, like all men and women was flawed. The last perfect person to walk the Earth was crucified for his troubles...but i digress.

By all accounts, Kobe was a loving and devoted family man. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,349
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sir, today you win the Internet. You made me...

Sir, today you win the Internet. You made me laugh. Thank you...and thank you for your comment about my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,349
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I normally don’t like the term cockpit for...

I normally don’t like the term cockpit for anything except a plane, or an X-wing fighter.

Nevertheless, here are some shots from my C60. The cockpit includes a Garmin 530 computer networked to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You did well. I have the 530 and I am loving it....

You did well. I have the 530 and I am loving it. I chose it, over the 830, because I don’t like touch screen.

You will love the 830. :thumb:
01-14-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My ZWIFT avatar and me...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x768/41bc5f7a_a851_4960_9a13_c0a0b700b3b0_3ba70b48537651921a358e51a2aa204a7d917e27.jpeg...
01-14-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,027
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

A well ridden bike is a happy bike. A clean bike...

A well ridden bike is a happy bike. A clean bike is even happier. :thumb:

...
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