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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 310,898
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a...

Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a way to get a custom cab and speaker. But ended up modding and swapping out the power and output transformers.



12 inch Celestion Greenback
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 310,898
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

On the guitar amp front, I built a Princeton...

On the guitar amp front, I built a Princeton Reverb clone maybe a year ago? Modded it a bit and beefed up the power. It's a beast. Completely cured me of amp envy. The only other amp I've played...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 310,898
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by...

In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by selling off two guitars I was not playing (Only three of my others get any real play) and finally took the Schott jacket plunge. I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

This weekend was awesome weather, but no riding...

This weekend was awesome weather, but no riding happened. Sad!

I spent most of my outdoor time on yard work and stripping paint from the bed of my El Camino. I decided to do a bed liner, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well I got the word today that our business is...

Well I got the word today that our business is considered essential as we serve the electricity industry. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.

I think we're still going to go ahead and be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Around $1.80 here and I have been daily driving...

Around $1.80 here and I have been daily driving the El Camino. It's rough around the edges "rat rod" vibe gives it that perfect end of the world feeling as the world around me gets ever so quiet.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well, two things: 1) Once you drive from your...

Well, two things: 1) Once you drive from your house/apartment to the freeway, get on the freeway, and then drive into Lewisville, you feel like you've gone farther than that and 2) There used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Thank cow, test results finally came back and my...

Thank cow, test results finally came back and my SIL does NOT have the dreaded coronavirus, which means I can get back to work tomorrow. Man, in what universe am I excited about getting back to work?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Yes, information would be great. I mentioned my...

Yes, information would be great. I mentioned my SIL getting tested. As far as I know, she got the test sometime Friday and was told to expect results sometime Tuesday. So there is a huge lag time...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor...

So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor Freight store last night and picked up the ultrasonic cleaner. While I'm getting my chain totally clean, I think it's a good a time as any to jump on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I am happy to announce that I have passed the...

I am happy to announce that I have passed the "new year new me" phase of getting back on the bike. I got back on it in mid December. I had that pretty good high of doing well in the gravel event, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I like to think I read the situation enough to...

I like to think I read the situation enough to know he wasn't the "get out of the car" type, but truthfully I was lucky he wasn't a nut or wasn't packing heat with an itch to use it. This is Texas,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I've got a hotmail account that just gets...

I've got a hotmail account that just gets garbage. I check on it maybe once a year. Speaking of which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I need to get some newer pictures. It's noting...

I need to get some newer pictures. It's noting too spectacular, and even this photo makes it look nicer than it is. I picked it up about a year ago. I ended up pulling the engine to solve some issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I was super close to upgrading to a newer 105...

I was super close to upgrading to a newer 105 group, but decided it didn't make sense to throw more money at the bike because it worked fine and I wanted to do a disc build anyway. Then in a strange...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Heathpack, great to hear from you again! Looks...

Heathpack, great to hear from you again! Looks like you're having tons of fun with the doggies. It can be hard to find time when taking care of/spending time with little ones no matter the species....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Same reason some people really enjoy riding on...

Same reason some people really enjoy riding on gravel. Because not everyone is you.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I have some guitar things. Nothing I made,...

I have some guitar things. Nothing I made, though. Stuff I put together, but nothing I made. I'd get a pic, but they are at home and definitely not in one place.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

You're definitely both right. I'm not talking...

You're definitely both right. I'm not talking about making it impossible, just harder. Let's just scratch the financial bit and say there is a required re-test every 2 years and the test isn't easy....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I am of the FIRM belief that there should be more...

I am of the FIRM belief that there should be more financial and skill based barriers to owning a license to drive. It's treated as a right rather than a privilege. The fact that we have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I was just watching a cycling shoe review on...

I was just watching a cycling shoe review on youtube (because I'm a dork) and the guy said, "The problem with all of these new shoes is that none of them come with any extra watts."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I just had an interesting zwifting experience....

So I just had an interesting zwifting experience. Been feeling tired/crap all day and worried that I'm getting sick. Picked a route with a long flat into rolling hills and honestly felt like garbage...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Ok, one more post about my "achievement" and then...

Ok, one more post about my "achievement" and then I'll shut up. But here is a shot from the event of my finish in all of my 6'2" 242 pound glory, pasty white hairy legs and all.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Ok, so some minor details. I finished pretty...

Ok, so some minor details. I finished pretty well, but just wasn't really in a large, competitive group. I got 12th overall, about 16 minutes behind first. A couple of guys got in just under 2 hours....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Holy crap. That. Was. Fun! Absolutely...

Holy crap. That. Was. Fun!

Absolutely destroyed myself, got what was a great result for me, got a new best 20 minute FTP and had an absolute blast riding down some rough roads I wouldn't have ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

About 50 minutes to start of the 37 mile gravel...

About 50 minutes to start of the 37 mile gravel ride. It's just under 40 degrees at the start and I'm the only joker out here in shorts without knee/leg warmers because I could only find one of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,062
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Years ago, when I was first getting into road...

Years ago, when I was first getting into road biking, I wore a camelbak bladder hydration system. Probably my biggest cycling sin.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I had to leave for a thing last night, but the...

So I had to leave for a thing last night, but the wife was jealous I made pancakes. So it might be pancakes and eggs for dinner tonight. Definitely not going to the CB at the rate.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Did a tougher ride on the Zwifting last night....

Did a tougher ride on the Zwifting last night. Some good climbing. The jungle section, to put it bluntly, pisses me off though. I went and got a gravel specific frame/wheelset so I could switch bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well, I got my 40+ mile real road miles ride in...

Well, I got my 40+ mile real road miles ride in to make sure I can do at least 35 mixed gravel miles next weekend. I tried my best to do an endurance pace, but the wind was seriously brutal which...
01-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,823
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Last night was a good example of why Zwift is...

Last night was a good example of why Zwift is nice for flatlanders like me. I did a route with like 3k feet of climbing in about 25 miles. And also for flatlanders like me: the 50% default setting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,496
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Thanks for the post. Rather than boring the...

Thanks for the post. Rather than boring the "serious" cyclists, this sort of stuff reminds us of the fact that cycling is, and should always be, fun.
01-13-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,823
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Regarding your post about height doping many...

Regarding your post about height doping many pages back, it would be hilarious to get an update where height and weight changed your avatar's appearance to get real world BMI representations. Imagine...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Funny enough, I was just wondering about Garmin...

Funny enough, I was just wondering about Garmin "support" for the 510 I'm still rocking. They revamped the Garmin forums and the 510 forum doesn't even exist anymore. Hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Did the fake miles for an hour. Snow has pretty...

Did the fake miles for an hour. Snow has pretty much completely melted from the roads as the sun came out pretty strong. Tomorrow should be good for real miles.

On the power meter front, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Kids had some fun before they realized it was...

Kids had some fun before they realized it was cold.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Yep, fake miles today. ...

Yep, fake miles today.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I bought the 510 within weeks of it coming out...

I bought the 510 within weeks of it coming out and have loved it. Mine is ticking along fine and I have had none of the supposed issues with the touchscreen that so many seem to have. But obviously I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

That's why she started drinking.

That's why she started drinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,378
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well I got out today with the redshift stem. I...

Well I got out today with the redshift stem. I set it up -6 degrees (like the stem it replaced) and set it to the 3rd stiffest possible setting because I am *ahem* in need of some weight loss. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Got a ride in today. According to Strava, this is...

Got a ride in today. According to Strava, this is the first time I rode over 100 miles in a week (Ok, so like 19 were zwift) since August of 2016. Holy cow. Time and inactivity really sneaks up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,155
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

If this is 2020, is this the year of hindsight?

If this is 2020, is this the year of hindsight?
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