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06-06-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tusk

And what is wrong with a nap? Some days, I...

And what is wrong with a nap?

Some days, I get home from a brisk ride and lay on the floor under a ceiling fan. A bit later, after I wake up, I get on with my day.
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Tusk

Now you're just bragging.

Now you're just bragging.
05-13-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Tusk

Congrats... From an alumnus - BSME UNR 1993

Congrats...
From an alumnus - BSME UNR 1993
05-09-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,129
Posted By Tusk

Just because. This is the road. ...

Just because. This is the road. https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/504x378/2_lane_road_b5148dd291bb90c0392bc3e79f7e13927cb9d0a6.jpg
05-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Tusk

I was just past the age where I had discovered...

I was just past the age where I had discovered the allure of the opposite sex and was taken to the base clinic for a sports physical. In walks a younger, attractive, female military physician. Her...
05-03-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tusk

Mine from 1988 are my favorites. They still have...

Mine from 1988 are my favorites. They still have the original grease!!
05-03-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Tusk

Doctor informed me at my age 49 annual physical...

Doctor informed me at my age 49 annual physical that I had a colonoscopy to look forward to at age 50. I told him that meant I had one year to find a new doctor.

He was getting ready to perform a...
05-03-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,129
Posted By Tusk

A driver could, I suppose, but they would be off...

A driver could, I suppose, but they would be off the road. The two lane country roads around here are just wide enough - the fog is an inch or two off the edge of the asphalt.

I also have one that...
05-02-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,129
Posted By Tusk

Son was issued a ticket by the school bus camera...

Son was issued a ticket by the school bus camera while attending the University of Georgia up in Athens, driving his girlfriends car. He did not live that down until they broke up...
The school...
04-12-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Tusk

I get it periodically and have not been able to...

I get it periodically and have not been able to associate it with any action. Last time it was discussed with the doc, he offered cortisol shots. I declined. It went away and so far has stayed...
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Tusk

Road from North to South in Oct last year as part...

Road from North to South in Oct last year as part of a two man relay - https://www.raceacrossoregon.com/nt444.html. IIRC there was construction southbound at Tupelo, MS. We had to SAG around. ...
03-08-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Tusk

I hurt my back in '07. I now suffer through a...

I hurt my back in '07. I now suffer through a 'back event' at least once per year, lasting about 6 weeks per occurrence. Christmas day, I coughed. MRI shows a herniation at L3/L4 which encompasses...
02-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tusk

https://www.sony.com/za/electronics/wireless-speak...

https://www.sony.com/za/electronics/wireless-speakers/srs-xb10

Reasonably water resistant. Sounds pretty good for what it is.
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,778
Posted By Tusk

I have one of those. Got it from my dad. I...

I have one of those. Got it from my dad. I thought it would be cool, going old school. I used it a couple of times.

If that was the only choice, I'd grow a beard.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tusk

This may not work, but I would give it a try if...

This may not work, but I would give it a try if it were mine:
Remove the bottle cage bolts. Take an old tube and cut it in half with the cut 10-12 inches away from the valve. Trim the long end of...
01-21-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,470
Posted By Tusk

I can lose that 10 pounds in a week by simply...

I can lose that 10 pounds in a week by simply changing from my Standard American Diet to a diet with a healthy variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein.

Unhealthy? I don't think so. As...
01-20-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By Tusk

By both. A cheaper for most of your riding and...

By both. A cheaper for most of your riding and the DA for when it matters.
01-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By Tusk

They test those security bollards with multi ton...

They test those security bollards with multi ton trucks. It didn't feel a thing when that Audi hit.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,222
Posted By Tusk

I'd like to see some of those pics. I always...

I'd like to see some of those pics. I always enjoy a good chuckle.
11-29-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Tusk

It's only two months. Make sure your bikes are...

It's only two months. Make sure your bikes are in good shape and tuned up. All you should need is spares for a typical long ride and a pump.

I have no idea what the weather will be like in Ft....
11-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,094
Posted By Tusk

Couple years ago I was just off the intercoastal...

Couple years ago I was just off the intercoastal waterway near Cumberland Island and noticed an alligator on the bank. He swam off and returned to his spot with a Ray in his mouth, which he ate. A...
Forum: Foo
08-09-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tusk

Degreed engineer that managed to pass the...

Degreed engineer that managed to pass the licensing exam. I had to look up what an adverb is since I couldn't remember.


We had a Beagle. Loved the dog, hated taking her for walks. All she...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By Tusk

That'll buff out.....

That'll buff out.....
05-03-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,311
Posted By Tusk

If the weekly forecast is for rain in the...

If the weekly forecast is for rain in the morning, I drive to work. If the forecast calls for afternoon thunderstorms, I drive. I donít mind rain, it is the lightning that keeps me off.

Weekend...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tusk

The fuel keeps the electric in tank fuel pump...

The fuel keeps the electric in tank fuel pump cool. Running less than quarter tank will allow the pump to run warmer than it should and shorten the life of the pump.

I rarely let mine get below...
01-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,610
Posted By Tusk

I am the very definition of a teetotaler. In...

I am the very definition of a teetotaler.

In my 54 years of life, the only alcohol that I have knowingly consumed was in Nyquil. Yes, it was for its intended purpose. An employee is always...
01-15-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Tusk

Still in Georgia

Are at one today for lunch
08-31-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Tusk

Rear derailleur hanger would be the only thing on...

Rear derailleur hanger would be the only thing on my Motobecane that is proprietary. So I bought a spare a while ago.

Other than that, their frames are the epitome of interchangeability.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,558
Posted By Tusk

If you had stopped at that stop sign, the driver...

If you had stopped at that stop sign, the driver would have been out and gone when you got there.
08-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tusk

Family friend was a fighter pilot based in North...

Family friend was a fighter pilot based in North Dakota prior to solid navigation systems. During hard maneuvers, the nav system would lose its calibration. They would line up with a 'mile road'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,391
Posted By Tusk

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/74217c55_6857_4d93_8778_6105949b07fa_8b5dd33023887ce77b4a9ba83ae2d69424c7debd.jpeg
Blue Ridge Parkway near Brevard, NC
08-10-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,159
Posted By Tusk

Motobecane Titanium from BikesDirect is made in...

Motobecane Titanium from BikesDirect is made in Taiwan.
08-06-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,315
Posted By Tusk

You should be grateful that the birds are kind...

You should be grateful that the birds are kind enough to keep the mosquitoes off you.....
08-05-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,315
Posted By Tusk

Was out on a group ride one Saturday morning and...

Was out on a group ride one Saturday morning and realized that the stupid fly was faster than me everyone else. And 200 miles feet of elevation change over 50 miles is not uncommon around here.

I...
07-19-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Tusk

You can ride all the way to the parking lot near...

You can ride all the way to the parking lot near the top. From there it is a 1/4 mile or so that is restricted to foot traffic to get to the top.

Awesome ride. The Blue Ridge Parkway is...
07-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Tusk

Juan, Do you donate blood? Oneblood and Red...

Juan, Do you donate blood? Oneblood and Red Cross test each donation for antibodies. Then you would know.
06-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Tusk

If you are using this as a regrease, ensure that...

If you are using this as a regrease, ensure that the soaps (thickeners) are compatible or that you have removed most of the old grease. Mixing greases with different soaps can cause the lubricant to...
06-12-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By Tusk

Got some from my brother several years ago - for...

Got some from my brother several years ago - for Christmas I think - as a joke. It sits with the seal still on it. Never felt the need.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Tusk

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/221x228/homer_ad7edfea95ab6e1effaba67e6ae51a37e76cff95.jpg
05-18-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Tusk

We never stopped. Small rural county with...

We never stopped.

Small rural county with limited cases and no real reason for people to exit off the interstate just to visit our little hamlet. YMMV
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Tusk

Went to the dentist a couple weeks ago for a...

Went to the dentist a couple weeks ago for a permanent crown. Forehead temp - 93.Xį. I drove. A/C on my head?
Walking into work with a wet forehead with evaporating sweat? Haven't taken it yet. ...
05-11-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By Tusk

Machine shop - cheaper than a $250 tool Machine...

Machine shop - cheaper than a $250 tool
Machine shop - much higher quality than a $35 tool.
Forum: Foo
04-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Tusk

Never went away. Just finished an engine swap in...

Never went away. Just finished an engine swap in a Toyota Camry - in my backyard 'cause the neighbors get mad when I do it in the driveway.
04-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By Tusk

Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
04-30-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Tusk

Looks like a decent bike for the price. Tiagra...

Looks like a decent bike for the price. Tiagra level components.

I have three BD bikes and have no complaints about any of them. Aluminum, aluminum with carbon seat stays, and Titanium.
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,580
Posted By Tusk

Attended a "Retirement" (it was really a "scare...

Attended a "Retirement" (it was really a "scare the attendants into saving/investing as much as you can") seminar and the presenter talked about this. If you can get 8% return on an investment but...
03-15-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,485
Posted By Tusk

What is keeping you from going? I am still...

What is keeping you from going?

I am still heading up to Brevard the first week in April to ride around in the hills.
03-12-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,616
Posted By Tusk

If you have a couple of hours to kill: ...

If you have a couple of hours to kill:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5911985/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Tusk

Disturbing. Wish I had known that two days ago. ...

Disturbing. Wish I had known that two days ago.

I was home sick on Wednesday and with nothing else to do, I found a good deal and pulled the trigger on a new crank w/ dual sided Pioneer power...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,441
Posted By Tusk

Go look at the mulekick in their gravel bike...

Go look at the mulekick in their gravel bike area.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/mulekick-853-steel-discbrake-gravel-bikes.htm
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