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08-01-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,002
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Alan, thank you for your comments. I have...

Alan, thank you for your comments. I have purchased the Varia RTL510 and I find it to be a very useful device in my road-safety arsenal. I cannot imagine riding without it.

BTW, I also added a...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My Dad passed away this morning...

My Dad passed away this morning.

He was battling the Covid 19 virus.

He had turned 89 a week ago.

He taught me how to ride a bike, thus inspiring a life-long passion.

He will be missed.
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I was not referring to you Specifically. I was...

I was not referring to you Specifically. I was referring in general to people who get scared and give in to this sort of blackmail.
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I think that it was portrayed by some as both.

I think that it was portrayed by some as both.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,510
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Damn. :notamused:

Damn. :notamused:
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Remember when...

Remember back to December 2019 where the biggest issue around was whether the Peloton ad was sexist or not?

Life seems to have become very strange since those “simple” days.
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Watching adult porn, no matter how kinky, is not...

Watching adult porn, no matter how kinky, is not illegal. Don’t let these idiots browbeat you and scam you out of your money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Youngster! :thumb:

Youngster! :thumb:
05-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Join the club. :mad:

Join the club. :mad:
05-06-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Welcome to the world of multinationals.

Welcome to the world of multinationals.
05-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,086
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Except for bloodhounds and other scent hounds for...

Except for bloodhounds and other scent hounds for that matter. Their long, dangling, floppy ears actually serve a purpose.

When the dog has its head down, the ears “stir up” the soil causing...
05-06-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I’ve owned that bike since new. :love:

Thank you. I’ve owned that bike since new. :love:
05-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,086
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sorry Jim, I can’t follow all the quotes...

I am sorry Jim, I can’t follow all the quotes going back and forth. It is not you, I am an old guy who likes to follow thing linearly.

i use the Garmin Varia radar unit. I like the warnings that I...
05-05-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree. Either way, however, it is not a journey...

I agree. Either way, however, it is not a journey that I wish to undertake.
05-05-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You’re welcome. You too stay safe.

You’re welcome. You too stay safe.
05-05-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My 89 year old Dad has advanced dementia; it has...

My 89 year old Dad has advanced dementia; it has been a long, steady descent into darkness and oblivion.

Not pretty. :mad:
05-04-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy...

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy Athena 11 speed. I chose that particular groupset because of the aluminum finish (and because I like Campy :thumb:).

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am telecommuting, but every day is like...

I am telecommuting, but every day is like Saturday.

Is this what retirement will look like? If so, bring it on! :thumb:

Friday, May 1: 40 Km
Saturday, May 2: 59.60 Km
Sunday, May 3: 62 Km
...
05-04-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,772
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thanks, you made me smile. :) Technically it...

Thanks, you made me smile. :)

Technically it is my wife’s cat, she is the cat person. She gets naming rights.

I am the dog person, so I get to name the dogs.

The female is named Lucy, I was...
05-04-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,391
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ah, local law enforcement never misses a golden...

Ah, local law enforcement never misses a golden opportunity for revenue generating.

OTOH, in California the new zero bail regulations means that most criminals get off with a cite and release....
Forum: Introductions
05-04-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Luke, do you have pictures of your bike? Maybe...

Luke, do you have pictures of your bike? Maybe printing STOLEN posters(like LOST dog or cat posters) might help.

Sorry about your stolen bike, that sucks. They should hang bike thieves, like they...
05-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck...

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck gaiter. I do not know how effective they are; I figure that a well made one should be as effective as some of the home made cloth fabric masks or...
05-04-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I cannot follow the five second rule...my dogs...

I cannot follow the five second rule...my dogs always beat me to it. :roflmao2:
05-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a...

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a mask when walking my dogs. Where I live, ride and play there are wide enough spaces that the risk of infection is negligible. The percentage of...
05-04-20, 10:59 AM
05-04-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,772
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household. ...

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household.

Her mom is a feral cat that decided to give birth in the backyard of one of my daughter’s friend. Who could resist this cute face.

We have not...
Forum: Foo
05-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is...

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is a standard item in the Bottecchia kitchen. :thumb:
05-03-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Today I rode from Camarillo, down PCH to...

Today I rode from Camarillo, down PCH to Neptune’s Net and back.

In contrast to yesterday’s quiet ride, today’s ride felt as if I was riding in the middle of the 405 Freeway. It seems like every...
05-03-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on...

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on dolphins and whales. These are amazing animals, their behavior is so human-like and are capable of a wide range of feelings and emotions.

Two of the...
05-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is so much negativity out there; people...

There is so much negativity out there; people drawing battle lines based on political affiliation. so useless and pointless.

Humanity is facing a challenge, this is not the time for division; ...
05-02-20, 07:07 PM
05-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Cycling in the time of corona...Nature’s Ctrl-Alt-Del

Went out for a short ride, from Carpinteria to Ventura and back to Carpinteria, 61 km total.

Empty roads, or nearly empty roads, are nice. The beaches are effectively deserted. I don’t miss the...
04-24-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,075
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am riding less outdoors but a heck of a lot...

I am riding less outdoors but a heck of a lot more indoors (I was fortunate enough to buy a Wahoo Core before the California lockdown took effect).

There are three reasons why I am riding less...
04-24-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

So where are you planning to bunker down? A...

So where are you planning to bunker down? A mountain top in Tibet?

BTW, do crowds of idiots get herd immunity? Just wondering.
04-24-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

the kidney failures are causing a huge problem...

the kidney failures are causing a huge problem for people with diabetes.
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

1959 Cadillac “recumbent” bike

OK, I may be persuaded to ride a bent if it looked like this. :D

https://autochunk.com/7920/2013/03/11/cadillac-bicycle-has-half-the-cars-looks-full-bicycle-function/
04-09-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,674
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

california, and the Southwest for that matter,...

california, and the Southwest for that matter, will probably never experience a shortage of farm workers. Even in the mids of this crisis, fields are still being managed. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
04-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just how excited did you get compadre?

Just how excited did you get compadre?
Forum: Foo
04-02-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

LOL...how about the ammo?

LOL...how about the ammo?
04-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,674
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That was on a Saturday. Farm hands are essential...

That was on a Saturday. Farm hands are essential workers in California, so the fields are being tended and the produce picked.
03-30-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,293
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going,...

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going, considerate, happy cyclists. :D
03-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 45,167
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But only on the way down. :thumb:

But only on the way down. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I thought that you had already stopped going out,...

I thought that you had already stopped going out, especially after your latest TP caper. :D
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and...

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and what you are packing. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Seger’s Turn...

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Seger’s Turn the Page. :roflmao2:
03-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 45,167
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of...

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of traffic. With parking lots for beaches, parks and hiking trails closed, people were parking on the shoulders, which made it interesting in an already...
03-29-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,293
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its...

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its lowest when we least expect people to behave badly, like in the early morning when you are having a nice, easy ride.

Glad you are OK. Be safe!
03-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,293
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you...

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you more.

Having seen what I have seen over the years, I would let this crazy guy go and let nature take her course.
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I always assumed that...

...social distancing was the thing to do, virus or no virus. :roflmao2:

...
03-28-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That’s funny stuff man. Reader’s Digest was...

That’s funny stuff man. Reader’s Digest was right, humor is THE best medicine.
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