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Forum: Commuting
04-01-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________2014.3 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________2014.3
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1690.71 (2732.38 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1554.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,051
Posted By john423

x2. This is all it is. I got a big snootfull of...

x2. This is all it is. I got a big snootfull of it today and I'm getting to the point where I'm disliking it more and more. Everybody's in such a hellfire hurry to get where they're going (usually...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1858 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1858
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1613.51 (2655.18 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1554.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5 (1422.2...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1858 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1858
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1613.51 (2655.18 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1554.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5 (1422.2...
Forum: Southeast
03-29-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 48,086
Posted By john423

Northeast Tennessee (specifically Johnson City)...

Northeast Tennessee (specifically Johnson City) represent?

When, pray tell, is it going to get warmer? There was frost on the ground this morning and I've gotta get ready to hit the streets.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-11, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1858 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1858
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1613.51 (2655.18 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1554.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5 (1422.2...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1858 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1858
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1613.51 (2655.18 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5 (1422.2...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1858 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1858
buzzbee (CA)________________1715
augustgarage (CA)___________1613.51 (2655.18 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
Bud_Bent___________________1228.5 (1422.2...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1732 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1732
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
Bud_Bent___________________1108 (1,236.4...
03-24-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

But I get the feeling the local group really...

But I get the feeling the local group really doesn't care much about growing numbers or helping new members out, they just want to stay insular, cliquish and do their own thing. One longtime rider I...
03-23-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

It's in the context. It was the combo of no drop...

It's in the context. It was the combo of no drop and "avg. set by the group" that made me think it wouldn't be the usual hammerfest. If the ride had been advertised as "15 mpg avg. no drop" I still...
03-23-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By john423

Thousands of reasons. Extra salt in the diet...

Thousands of reasons. Extra salt in the diet causes water retention. Not enough sleep/too much stress causes water retention. Keeping calories too low while exercising too much causes (guess what?)...
03-23-11, 04:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,502
Posted By john423

Considering I had a jar of peanut butter...

Considering I had a jar of peanut butter yesterday (I'm on a bender right now), I gotta put it on the list.

Ice cream is huge - I cannot eat a bowl of ice cream. I gotta eat the carton.

I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-11, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1732 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1732
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
Bud_Bent___________________1108 (1,236.4...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1732 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1732
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
Bud_Bent___________________1108 (1,236.4...
03-21-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

They said "speed to be dictated by the group,"...

They said "speed to be dictated by the group," and with the no drop thing, I figured it'd draw out a few more newbies like me, therefore the group's speed would drop to accommodate the newbies. When...
03-21-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

Excellent point. I'm just not sure I'd ever have...

Excellent point. I'm just not sure I'd ever have enough people to be able to break down rides like this. I'm looking at rides as being more social events than exercise fests.

The local club has a...
03-20-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

I realize this is more my insecurity than...

I realize this is more my insecurity than anything else, but I hate the "arms race" aspect of this little hobby, summed up nicely by that quote. All the guys had their carbon bikes and their fancy...
03-20-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

Wow, all the responses. Cool! Since I'm...

Wow, all the responses. Cool!

Since I'm technically a member of the club, I could call my own damn novice ride anytime I want to. But with several bad experiences I've had with this bunch, I...
03-20-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,196
Posted By john423

They never let poor Clydesdale ...

So, the local road club posted a ride for today. Here's part of the ride post:

avg depends on riders
no drop

The club's ride usually are 15-17 mph average rides, and I always stay out of them,...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1732 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1732
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1476.5
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
Bud_Bent___________________1108 (1,236.4...
03-19-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 18,970
Posted By john423

Gorgeous, amazing weather - mid- to upper 60s,...

Gorgeous, amazing weather - mid- to upper 60s, some wind.

31.3 miles in 2.5 hours. Avg. speed 12.something :) Top speed 41.2 (hello!)

I got on one road I've been meaning to get on 'cause I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1732 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1732
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
bored117 (CA)_______________1321.8
Bud_Bent___________________1108 (1,236.4...
03-18-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

I hope so. It was for me. I truly hope the kid...

I hope so. It was for me. I truly hope the kid enjoys it - I told him "I hope it's going to a good home." I hated that friggin' bike with a passion - just not me - so I hope it goes somewhere where...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1580 augustgarage...

jdgesus (WA)________________1580
augustgarage (CA)___________1536.31 (2265.26 total)
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
bored117 (CA)_______________1321.8
Bud_Bent___________________987.5 (1,115.9...
03-17-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

Woohoo! Just sold the bike for $675, which I will...

Woohoo! Just sold the bike for $675, which I will take. I asked the guy for $750, then knocked it down to $700 after he asked if it'd been tuned up lately, and I told him I'd knock $50 off the price...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1580 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1580
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
augustgarage (CA)____________1416.31 (2084.28 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1321.8
Bud_Bent___________________987.5 (1,115.9...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1580 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1580
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
augustgarage (CA)____________1416.31 (2084.28 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1321.8
Bud_Bent___________________987.5 (1,115.9...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1580 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1580
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
augustgarage (CA)____________1416.31 (2084.28 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1321.8
Bud_Bent___________________987.5 (1,115.9...
03-13-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 18,970
Posted By john423

24 miles? Heck yeah, Neil, that's awesome. I...

24 miles? Heck yeah, Neil, that's awesome.

I managed 41 miles, somehow, and my knees feel like Tonya Harding's thugs have been taking batons to them. Trying to train for a metric century on April...
03-13-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

Yeah, it's got 105 stuff on it, and I should...

Yeah, it's got 105 stuff on it, and I should crosspost in Asheville, N.C., which is the closest metro area to my small town, but I'm worried about meeting people or meeting them halfway and having...
03-13-11, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By john423

E is the active ingredient in Bronk-Aid,...

E is the active ingredient in Bronk-Aid, available at a drug store near you. You may have to sign for it, because of your state's anti-methamphetamine laws. That's no big deal. Bronk-aid also...
03-12-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

All right, I appear to be screwed - I put the...

All right, I appear to be screwed - I put the bike on the local bike club's classifieds board and on Craig's List and didn't even get a "hey, would you sell it for $250" nibble. I got two spammy...
03-12-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By john423

EC (maybe not the A) is the single most...

EC (maybe not the A) is the single most misunderstood diet miracle ever. People laugh when I say that, but all they've heard is the bad side of a few goofs taking way too much of dubious Chinese...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)________________1580 buzzbee...

jdgesus (WA)________________1580
buzzbee (CA)________________1432
augustgarage (CA)____________1416.31 (2084.28 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________1162.1
Bud_Bent___________________987.5 (1,115.9...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,860
Posted By john423

All I know is that I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse...

All I know is that I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride, and I'm wanted (waaaannnnntteeeddd) dead or alive.

My steel bike has a carbon fork. I don't think anything's as easy as it seems in this...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny...

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny number)
augustgarage_______________1216.41 (1846.67 total)
bored117 (CA)___________________1162.1
buzzbee____________________1137...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny...

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny number)
augustgarage_______________1216.41 (1846.67 total)
bored117 (CA)___________________1162.1
buzzbee____________________1137...
03-07-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

Believe me, I don't feel any emotional loss about...

Believe me, I don't feel any emotional loss about selling this bike. I just don't care for the bike at all. I'm not sure road bikes are for me.

So a 50 percent discount would be $525. Ouch.
03-05-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By john423

Usual loss when selling bike

I'm gonna keep the details as foggy as possible so it doesn't seem like I'm trying to circumvent Bike Forums' equipment sale policy, which I am not, but I wanted to ask the smarties here a question:...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny...

jdgesus (WA)____________________1414 (ha funny number)
augustgarage_______________1216.41 (1846.67 total)
buzzbee____________________1137
bored117___________________1023...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus____________________1250 ...

jdgesus____________________1250
augustgarage_______________1216.41 (1846.67 total)
buzzbee____________________1137
bored117___________________1023
enginerd____________________844...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-11, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus____________________1250 ...

jdgesus____________________1250
buzzbee____________________1137
augustgarage_______________1058.02 (1688.28 total)
bored117___________________1023
enginerd____________________844...
03-02-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By john423

Does it matter how much light we run? I dunno if...

Does it matter how much light we run? I dunno if there's a need to run all 290 lumens of my nighttime riding front lights during the daytime. I thought about maybe trying my 110-lumen flashlight, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

jdgesus____________________1250 ...

jdgesus____________________1250
buzzbee____________________1137
augustgarage_______________1058.02 (1688.28 total)
bored117___________________1023
enginerd____________________844...
03-02-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By john423

I just got a reflector vest today. I hope it...

I just got a reflector vest today. I hope it helps on daytime rides.

I've got a red rear light, but it doesn't blink. I may try turning it on next time I ride during the day, though, just for...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 13,195
Posted By john423

Yeah, all I need is to hear about what people are...

Yeah, all I need is to hear about what people are paying overseas for gas and I realize I'm blessed to be paying $3.25 a gallon. Still mad about it.

Problem is, for some reason, apparently it's...
02-28-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,142
Posted By john423

I've been loving the heck out of the standard...

I've been loving the heck out of the standard platforms on my hybrid - such a change for me from the Look pedals on my road bike.

I'm one of those whingers who never felt in control of the bike...
02-27-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By john423

I think that's gonna wind up as my dividing line...

I think that's gonna wind up as my dividing line - I've got a road bike (for now) but I just don't like it very much. I like my hybrid much better. But I wanna do metric centuries and eventually a...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 60,560
Posted By john423

buzzbee____________________1137 ...

buzzbee____________________1137
jdgesus____________________1105
augustgarage________________1058.02 (1688.28 total)
bored117___________________904.8
enginerd____________________844...
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