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10-20-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lemond1985

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Seeing those rocks, I suddenly understand why everyone and...
10-20-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 995
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, what if it's a Border Patrol agent axing...

Yeah, what if it's a Border Patrol agent axing for it? I'm sure lots of people would love it if you could refuse to show ID in that situation.
10-20-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Lemond1985

WHY would anyone even think of doing this,...

WHY would anyone even think of doing this, kicking a dog that just standing there, for the heck of it? And why would they be on a bike when they did it? To me it's pretty clear this dog was chasing...
10-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Lemond1985

To me, as a bare legged bicyclist, when I see an...

To me, as a bare legged bicyclist, when I see an off-leash dog, with it's teeth showing, that's angrily and aggressively barking while looking right at me like I'm his worst enemy, I treat the...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Lemond1985

Does This Bother You? What About This?

I have noticed a recent trend, or what seems like a trend.

People doing minor things to try to annoy you, to try to provoke a reaction, and hopefully an overreaction. I see it almost every day.
...
10-20-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 995
Posted By Lemond1985

I think I read that there was a Supreme Court...

I think I read that there was a Supreme Court case saying cops can arrest you for a simple traffic violation. So assuming you arguably violated the law, which was the reason for the stop, those boys...
10-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lemond1985

Yes, all counties in California are pretty much...

Yes, all counties in California are pretty much like Marin County. ;)

I should have said that "where I live" the gravel roads are generally private. Somebody had to build and dedicate those...
10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Lemond1985

It's kinda hard to kick a dog that's just...

It's kinda hard to kick a dog that's just standing there minding his own business. It's hard NOT to kick a dog that's chasing you, in full attack mode with teeth bared, and is ready to take a bite...
10-20-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Lemond1985

What the hay, you only live once, get the 56T...

What the hay, you only live once, get the 56T front sprocket!
10-20-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By Lemond1985

The owner was a canine heart specialist, she knew...

The owner was a canine heart specialist, she knew right where to spread the ribs to directly access the heart.

The insane German Shepard that attacked and bit me for absolutely no reason, I kicked...
10-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Lemond1985

Thank you. :thumb:

Thank you. :thumb:
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Lemond1985

Does it really matter though, when you're...

Does it really matter though, when you're sprawled out on the asphalt? I guess I am not much of an "early adopter".

I can see this person suing over this. And the courts can apportion out the...
10-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Lemond1985

Out of stock, but fortunately I have many other...

Out of stock, but fortunately I have many other bikes to ride in the meantime. I will keep my eye on the ad, thanks!

I may be able to find a regular old school-type cable stop band in my spare...
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Lemond1985

This article confirms my worst suspicions, not...

This article confirms my worst suspicions, not only about Continental sidewalls, but tubeless as well. I sure don't wanna be "that guy being airlifted out", helicopter rides in France sound VERY...
10-20-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lemond1985

There's plenty of gravel roads in CA, but they...

There's plenty of gravel roads in CA, but they all have "No Trespassing" signs. Access roads, frontage roads, logging roads, they're all over the place and they mostly have limited access. I do...
10-20-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Lemond1985

Source for Cheap Downtube Cable Stops

These things. I need two sets and don't wanna pay $30 each for such a simple part. TYIA!...
10-20-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Lemond1985

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he...

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he will have food for a day. But teach him to ride a bicycle powered boat with two fishing poles baited with artificial minnows, he'll have enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,642
Posted By Lemond1985

My take: I don't want one more set of batteries...

My take: I don't want one more set of batteries to worry about.
10-20-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 611
Posted By Lemond1985

Those Horse Hockey players have some pretty nice...

Those Horse Hockey players have some pretty nice helmets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIGfDoyyO8o
10-20-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By Lemond1985

I have a 59.5 cm frame that's too big for me, and...

I have a 59.5 cm frame that's too big for me, and was surprised to find it also had a 57 cm top tube. Before that, I assumed that most bikes had pretty much the same length top tube as seat tube, but...
10-20-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Lemond1985

Team Topsider for the win! Seriously though, I...

Team Topsider for the win! Seriously though, I would MUCH rather do that than sit on a trainer in a musty basement watching old NBC Tour de France tapes with John Tesh narrating.
10-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19,739
Views: 3,233,444
Posted By Lemond1985

According the Lance Armstrong, "It's Not About...

According the Lance Armstrong, "It's Not About The Bike", so there's that. :rolleyes:
10-20-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 995
Posted By Lemond1985

"Having a dad that was a lawyer, was better than...

"Having a dad that was a lawyer, was better than being President of the United States!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOoh81htGD4

Only once for me. I was making a left turn and there were a...
10-19-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lemond1985

Welcome to my nightmare, my French Fit Gravel...

Welcome to my nightmare, my French Fit Gravel Bike.Not very C or V, unfortunately. A little flexy, but very stable at high speeds, nice handling, springs right over bumps, those fork tips dance like...
10-19-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Lemond1985

I got a kick out of these quotes: ...

I got a kick out of these quotes:



That's because of the cheap heavy, cost-cutting Mangaloy fork. Maybe they should have made the whole bike out of that stuff.



You really have to parse...
10-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Lemond1985

I've gotten so many clincher rims that started...

I've gotten so many clincher rims that started out already out of round (especially Mavics for some reason) that I just hoping to get some nice delta-shaped tubular rims that are built straight, I...
10-19-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Lemond1985

Good to hear. It seems like with me, a good ride...

Good to hear. It seems like with me, a good ride at decent intensity really gets the old circulation going, and that combined with a little bouncing around, really seems to help me to heal up a lot...
10-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Lemond1985

Yes, that's probably something like what I will...

Yes, that's probably something like what I will end up with.
10-19-20, 05:36 PM
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Views: 3,233,444
Posted By Lemond1985

I dunno, maybe my definition of "wacky" is a bit...

I dunno, maybe my definition of "wacky" is a bit skewed, but here is something you definitely do not see every day. A Colnago, but with STEM SHIFTERS. And Turkey Levers. And it looks like it was...
10-19-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Lemond1985

Not ready for gluing yet, just trying to get a...

Not ready for gluing yet, just trying to get a set built up first, and then select my first tires. I would like an aero section rim, for strength, and because my clinchers are all aero profile.

I...
10-19-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,428
Posted By Lemond1985

LOL, "It smells ... like victory." Actually,...

LOL, "It smells ... like victory."

Actually, for me I think that's just part of the whole "cleanse". Eventually you will run out of toxic stuff to purge. In theory anyway. :lol:
10-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,428
Posted By Lemond1985

I have found these to be a virtual miracle food,...

I have found these to be a virtual miracle food, and have a suggestion for increasing their effectiveness still more. Raw garlic eaten along with them. YMMV, but the effect of those two foods...
10-19-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,535
Posted By Lemond1985

White is my favorite color for being seen in...

White is my favorite color for being seen in situations like this, which is almost every ride. It's common easy to find color of clothing, doesn't clash too much with any other color, highly visible,...
10-19-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,428
Posted By Lemond1985

You would still find something to grouse about. :P

You would still find something to grouse about. :P
10-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 706
Posted By Lemond1985

This is what I'm using, FWIW (probably not much)....

This is what I'm using, FWIW (probably not much). She takes up to a 35 mm tires, but I'm currently running some bomb proof Conti City Rides in 32. I call it "Le Gravel Velo":

...
10-19-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Lemond1985

Building a Tubular Wheelset

I have several sets of clincher wheels that I could use the spokes from, so I'm trying to find a set of tubular rims I can use to rebuild into tubulars.

Unfortunately, it seems like no one makes...
10-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Lemond1985

I just bought spokes from this guy: ...

I just bought spokes from this guy:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAPIM-CX-RAY-Spokes-Black-Bladed-J-Bend-Any-Quantity-Any-Length-NEW/264811596870?hash=item3da8004c46:g:~Y8AAOSwwhlaVXe4
10-19-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19,739
Views: 3,233,444
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm grateful no pro team ever rode those, they'd...

I'm grateful no pro team ever rode those, they'd all have to sport beards, robes, and sandals (not very aero).
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By Lemond1985

As an American, I respectfully decline your...

As an American, I respectfully decline your invitation to discuss domestic politics, unfortunately I don't have the time.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By Lemond1985

Not the greatest advice I've heard all day: ...

Not the greatest advice I've heard all day:


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,448
Posted By Lemond1985

Unexplained fires. Currently being litigated,...

Unexplained fires. Currently being litigated, can't comment at this time. :p
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm gonna start complaining at some local places...

I'm gonna start complaining at some local places like that, asking them why I can't listen to 1979 Nicolette Larson songs while I look for a fuel pump that will fit my Hoyt-Clagwell tractor.
...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By Lemond1985

It's amazing how heavily-patrolled a closed NP...

It's amazing how heavily-patrolled a closed NP is. I think they patrol them even more when they are closed.

I think this is absurd, FWIW, since the land is ours not theirs. But that's what will...
10-19-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By Lemond1985

I did note that Sequoia Park seems to be open....

I did note that Sequoia Park seems to be open. Hwy 190 though, has caravans of state and federal vehicles going up every day, and had a CHP guy blocking anyone who isn't a bureaucrat or resident from...
10-18-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By Lemond1985

I was originally going to do my last ride in...

I was originally going to do my last ride in Tuscany, but there was nothing available to rent there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPkmLWOqwwA
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Lemond1985

Supposedly there's an updated version of the song...

Supposedly there's an updated version of the song where the kids have Covid instead of the flu, but other than that, a very rote songwriting exercise, worthy of a 30 second PSA. Or maybe an after...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Lemond1985

As I get older, I'm having a harder time tuning...

As I get older, I'm having a harder time tuning out stuff like that these days. I mean like look at these lyrics:

How to tell you, girl
I wanna build my world around you
Tell you that it's true...
10-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Lemond1985

The lawyers sure got rich off that deal. I've...

The lawyers sure got rich off that deal. I've gotta start looking around the house for stuff I can choke on, I might hit the jackpot.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Lemond1985

That one is definitely on their playlist of 100...

That one is definitely on their playlist of 100 or so songs. We could probably come up with the whole thing in about 1/2 hour.

I remember when I worked retail, I thought the light pop rock music...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Lemond1985

Song came out in '79, my graduation year. It's...

Song came out in '79, my graduation year. It's not "too uptown" for me, you'll have to take my word on that.
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