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09-09-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By TMB

Up until the 1980's it was generally considered...

Up until the 1980's it was generally considered that the best food for fueling hard efforts on a bike ( or pretty much any sport) was meat, and lots of it.

We used to eat steaks before racing. ...
09-21-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By TMB

I think you will find that is ROOT Beer. I...

I think you will find that is ROOT Beer.

I was going to have the real thing but I would have had to stay inside in a dark corner, by myself, until the beer was all gone.

A beautiful day today,...
09-04-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,851
Posted By TMB

All these years I read about pie ride. Never...

All these years I read about pie ride. Never thought much of it until a local friend decided to throw in and organize a pie ride.

My wife tells me we are going on a pie ride.

I'm trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,729
Posted By TMB

What were you stretching?

What were you stretching?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,537
Posted By TMB

I really wonder why someone would "refuse to wear...

I really wonder why someone would "refuse to wear bibs"?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By TMB

The answer is to ride more. Lots more. The...

The answer is to ride more. Lots more. The weight of the bike does not matter. What chain ring she is on does not matter.

Time in the saddle does.

When you ride have her do some on the road...
Forum: Foo
04-24-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 8,670
Posted By TMB

I am sure that would have been my first choice. ...

I am sure that would have been my first choice.

I mention only because it is clear that the OP should simply step up and walk down the aisle.

It's the right thing to do, leading her on this way...
Forum: Foo
04-24-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 8,528
Posted By TMB

It appears the Canucks are doing their level best...

It appears the Canucks are doing their level best to stage a collapse of monumental proportions (again).
Forum: Foo
04-24-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 8,670
Posted By TMB

I asked out one of the ladies in the office once....

I asked out one of the ladies in the office once.

Been married 25 years. Best thing I ever did.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,991
Posted By TMB

I think I can say, with a fair degree of...

I think I can say, with a fair degree of certainty, that he knows that perfectly well and right now is laughing his head off.
04-10-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,025
Posted By TMB

It is threads like this that make not want to...

It is threads like this that make not want to ride with other people and that have me questioning riding at all if I am going to run into cyclists on the road who are carrying firearms.
04-10-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,510
Posted By TMB

I'm a dog owner. Thanks.

I'm a dog owner.

Thanks.
04-04-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By TMB

This. I have lived 51 years in Canada and...

This.

I have lived 51 years in Canada and had winters in different regions, some bad, some not. But I have finally just become tired of the cold, or wet or both.

We bought our place in Arizona...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,547
Posted By TMB

I own a number of customs. They have ranged...

I own a number of customs.

They have ranged in price from about $1100 to just over $4200.

These are today's prices.

All are steel, they almost all use steel forks.

The Curtlo with a steel...
03-19-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,947
Posted By TMB

Choosing between those specific bikes, I would go...

Choosing between those specific bikes, I would go to the Gunnar, much as I love the Gios.

You can get the Gunnar in custom geometry if you want to (longer head tube) but the Gunnar will be a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,939
Posted By TMB

Dear god that thing is ugly.

Dear god that thing is ugly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 9,920
Posted By TMB

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Foo
02-04-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,121
Posted By TMB

I have driven nothing but VW or Audi since 1980. ...

I have driven nothing but VW or Audi since 1980.

I have had a number of great cars that have given me no trouble at all.

Regular maintenance and they just keep going.

I will be buying...
01-22-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 11,850
Posted By TMB

Street hockey, we grew up playing it every waking...

Street hockey, we grew up playing it every waking moment. Now kids don't go outside and if they do we've got town councils trying to make street hockey illegal.

I can't even imagine what the...
01-22-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 11,850
Posted By TMB

I was shocked the other day when I pulled into a...

I was shocked the other day when I pulled into a gas station in Grants Pass and suddenly someone appeared at the window (shell at Morgan ln an 7th), I was also delighted as it was just bucketing...
01-22-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By TMB

The Penticton ride will be very nice, quite a bit...

The Penticton ride will be very nice, quite a bit right along the shores of Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, and what should be a very pleasant ramble through the vineyards. A lot of rolling terrain, not...
11-28-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By TMB

Do you mean the Whistler one? If so, yes I...

Do you mean the Whistler one?

If so, yes I did it and am doing it again. It was a great day and a wonderful ride. Looking forward to doing it again.
11-27-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By TMB

Me too. Easier for me though - especially...

Me too.

Easier for me though - especially given that I live in Kelowna!!
11-26-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By TMB

July 10, out of Penticton, the Axel Merckx Gran...

July 10, out of Penticton, the Axel Merckx Gran Fondo

http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/

It will be scenic, and fairly easy. Not a lot of climbing.

A week later, the organizers of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 10,981
Posted By TMB

When I buy cassettes I buy them overseas and buy...

When I buy cassettes I buy them overseas and buy 3 or 4 at a time.

I use Veloce cassettes.

I cannot remember the last time I used a Campag chain. I buy Wipperman chains, and buy those 3 or 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By TMB

It says on the website what tubing they use. So,...

It says on the website what tubing they use. So, yes.
11-11-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,183
Posted By TMB

You can have exactly what you want in a custom...

You can have exactly what you want in a custom steel frame and fork.

Explain to the builder exactly what you have explained here.

You will be happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,025
Posted By TMB

Did you really just say that shifting gears on a...

Did you really just say that shifting gears on a bike is a burden?

Good gawd.

New depths of inanity.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,624
Posted By TMB

I never do. I stop for red lights, and I...

I never do.

I stop for red lights, and I stop for stop signs.
11-05-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By TMB

Fenders, with a front mudflap.

Fenders, with a front mudflap.
11-04-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,246
Posted By TMB

After a workout with squats, single leg squats or...

After a workout with squats, single leg squats or deadlifts you pretty much have to ht the foam roller or you WILL be sore for days.

Hit the foam roller and you'll likely be OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,354
Posted By TMB

I am delighted to be able to say that I am down...

I am delighted to be able to say that I am down to 11.

I ride all of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,447
Posted By TMB

Maybe I'm just having one of those days, but I'm...

Maybe I'm just having one of those days, but I'm really having trouble getting past this one.

Are you sure you are talking about tires??

Really?
11-03-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By TMB

There is an easy answer about underarmour in the...

There is an easy answer about underarmour in the cold.

Don't wear it.

Get a lightweight Merino wool undershirt and wear that.

Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By TMB

Icebreaker brand.

Icebreaker brand.
10-31-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,581
Posted By TMB

OT - Snowblowers.

I need help, of the snowblower variety.

My wife is putting pressure on me to buy a snowblower this winter and I know nothing about them. I looked at them a number of years ago and never did buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,244
Posted By TMB

I was in the grand junction area in May this...

I was in the grand junction area in May this year. Apart from the raging winds and the snow, the riding was pretty good.

Not "epic" but pretty good, and memorable certainly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,244
Posted By TMB

Much as I like riding my mountains in BC and...

Much as I like riding my mountains in BC and Alberta; the riding (and scenery) in southern Utah and Northern Arizona are really fabulous.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,249
Posted By TMB

That's what I was afraid of. Much as I like the...

That's what I was afraid of. Much as I like the look of them, maybe I'll just stay with the SKS.
10-30-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By TMB

Dammnit, This reminds me. My wife wants me to...

Dammnit, This reminds me. My wife wants me to buy a snow blower this year. I tore a rotator cuff in the spring and she is afraid if I stay at it with the shovel this winter I'll tear it anew.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 419,249
Posted By TMB

As I told you over in the other place, That...

As I told you over in the other place,

That is the nicest thing I've ever seen come from Alan's torch.

Beautiful job.

How tough is mounting the Honjo's? I'm debating putting them on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,238
Posted By TMB

Dear god, no.

Dear god, no.
Forum: Foo
10-29-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,978
Posted By TMB

Twice a month?? I have mine pumped out about...

Twice a month??

I have mine pumped out about once every 3 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,598
Posted By TMB

Imagine flying with one of those big Trico hard...

Imagine flying with one of those big Trico hard cases.
Forum: Foo
10-28-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,978
Posted By TMB

http://www.financialpost.com/stay/3737935/story.ht...

http://www.financialpost.com/stay/3737935/story.html

The average price for a single family home in the Phoenix metro area is around $120,000 USD

Other parts of AZ are cheaper than that (...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,598
Posted By TMB

A master link and plastic bag are easier.

A master link and plastic bag are easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,598
Posted By TMB

Zinn's bikes are S&S coupled. If you have a...

Zinn's bikes are S&S coupled.

If you have a an existing frame, or buy an older steel frame for the travel duties, one of the popular choices for doing S&S retrofits is Bilenky Cycles, who I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,598
Posted By TMB

I own 3 bikes that have S&S couplers. One...

I own 3 bikes that have S&S couplers.

One was retro-fitted on an old frame, the other two are custom builds that I had the S&S couplers installed in during construction.

S&S couplers are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,047
Posted By TMB

It can get damn cold in the Okanagan in winter. ...

It can get damn cold in the Okanagan in winter. Doesn't usually last long, but it can get cold.
10-24-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By TMB

Well yes. And the cycling is good too!

Well yes.

And the cycling is good too!
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