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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,630
Posted By Bob Ross

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF never fails to deliver!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,106
Posted By Bob Ross

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10...

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10 years ago:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/state_college_pa_98169e22ef62a148d1f83d863fc2fbf751d4873d.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 141,538
Posted By Bob Ross

1964: ...

1964:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1lWpLFGhjE

1961:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRTFr0ytA8

1967:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJs2eCqhTN0
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bob Ross

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my...

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my cycle club's message board came from a member who -- in all seriousness -- wrote "I prefer to ride solo rather than in groups because that way I get...
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 161,640
Posted By Bob Ross

Joni Mitchell's recent performance of this tune...

Joni Mitchell's recent performance of this tune at Newport Jazz Festival has been getting so much media attention that it can be easy to forget just how brilliant her original studio recording from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked...

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked NFS owner Josh Simonds "Hey, what's the deal, I thought you recommended 12 drops?" and he said something to the effect of "if I thought everyone could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bob Ross

BF never fails to deliver.

BF never fails to deliver.
07-26-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a...

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a position where I could fully engage the larger leg muscles (quads & glutes) during the power portion of the pedalstroke. I was too "on top of" the...
07-26-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it...

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it to fix an issue, I just needed a seatpost that would fit an old frame with an odd seatpost diameter and that was the only one I could find.
Turned out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,106
Posted By Bob Ross

A different view of that same road from the...

A different view of that same road from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area:
...
07-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,698
Posted By Bob Ross

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck...

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Bob Ross

Frank72 already mentioned the only route...

Frank72 already mentioned the only route suggestions I know for the Big Island (Queens Highway, going either north or south), but the Bike Works Kona shop has a list of routes on their website:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Ross

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest...

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest is still honoring their Tour de France special: They used to waive the additional baggage fees for folks flying with bicycles during the month of July...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bob Ross

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a...

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a pithy aphorism to educate newbs, I like to tell them "rear brake is for slowing, front brake is for stopping." It makes it easier for them to understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bob Ross

I think it can be misguided to take factual...

I think it can be misguided to take factual information about how much braking comes from front versus rear and conclude that therefore one shouldn't use the rear brake for emergency stops. That info...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Ross

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying...

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying with a hardshell case for the first time: Make sure the rental car or taxi/Uber you'll be using at your destination can accomodate it! Ask me how I...
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

When I was a freshman in college (1978) my...

When I was a freshman in college (1978) my roommate had a pair of Altec-Lansing A7s, the professional version of ^^^those speakers. Primarily designed as a high-efficiency public address...
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

I was in high school when REO Speedwagon was at...

I was in high school when REO Speedwagon was at the height of their popularity, and holy crap did I hate that band! They represented everything that I found formulaic, predictable, unimaginative, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,106
Posted By Bob Ross

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/sabino_canyon_empty_road_5be9fc7117003ae5acd54984a725e2d9be9c1eee.jpg
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in Tucson AZ ....which they just...
07-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bob Ross

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it?
07-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max? ...

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max?
Or are you expected to provide that number based on independant testing?
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Ross

oh yeah, two other cocktails I enjoy regularly: a...

oh yeah, two other cocktails I enjoy regularly: a Bloody Mary (pretty much anyone's recipe is okay by me, but I especially like the ones with huge chunks of horseradish floating around so it tastes...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm mostly a beer guy, but when I do drink...

I'm mostly a beer guy, but when I do drink cocktails they're almost always one of these fairly normal three:
- Manhattan (3 or 4 parts bourbon -- usually Maker's Mark -- and 1 part sweet vermouth,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By Bob Ross

You've got the right brand; but rather than...

You've got the right brand; but rather than choosing their pre-built wheels, find a reputable wheelbuilder who uses DT Swiss components and have them spec a custom handbuilt set based on your weight,...
06-23-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,698
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other...

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,489
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^That definitely seems to be the case...and so...

^^^That definitely seems to be the case...and so far, the missus and I have not yet figured it out.

I'm kinda fine with it; when we're in the home that only has streaming apps on the TV, I either...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,796
Views: 461,647
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1655907668_544f0695b3a65348c8c5b07ec41b534201b4d9d9.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bob Ross

This might sound like I'm referring to the...

This might sound like I'm referring to the "character" difference between mechanical and electronic shifting, but this really is particular to modern Campy mechanical versus...well, anybody's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Bob Ross

No, I just meant that for someone "new to serious...

No, I just meant that for someone "new to serious cycling" deciding to build your own bike is pretty ambitious!
06-17-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bob Ross

It's called compression. :)

It's called compression. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

Most of my cycling friends who are fans of...

Most of my cycling friends who are fans of mid-ride re-application* use small plastic screw-top containers (like the ones that folks store their contact lenses in) which they refill at home from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,796
Views: 461,647
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/916x686/sachs_under_gwb_2_212d6189bcbbf1a69f446d498974dc07729854a3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm a big fan of AstroGlide ...oh, wait,...

I'm a big fan of AstroGlide

...oh, wait, wrong forum.
Forum: Foo
06-16-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By Bob Ross

Right, I don't think Eric was claiming that...

Right, I don't think Eric was claiming that broadcast engineers invented the idea of microwave ovens...just that they took advantage of the brainstorming coming out of Raytheon and proved that it was...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By Bob Ross

Nearly every correspondance I have with the IRS...

Nearly every correspondance I have with the IRS gets sent Registered Mail, Return Receipt Requested. I save all the return receipts along with my tax info for any given year in a file for 7 years.
06-13-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bob Ross

Not so long as they're riding at the same speed...

Not so long as they're riding at the same speed you are. If a gap opens up behind you and that next rider decides to put the hammer down to close it, they may register as an oncoming car.



From...
06-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bob Ross

Now imagine if instead of making that a standard...

Now imagine if instead of making that a standard built in feature on new bikes, there was a standard built in feature on new cars that prevented the driver from plowing into cyclists.
06-07-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bob Ross

I have terrible knees -- was diagnosed with...

I have terrible knees -- was diagnosed with severe chondromalacia patellae in both knees 25 years ago, and with a minor ACL tear in the left knee 12 years ago -- and yet I never feel that clipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm a big fan of Specialized/S-Works shoes for...

I'm a big fan of Specialized/S-Works shoes for their larger-than-normal toe box, so that's my usual recommendation when folks ask for a "high volume" cycling shoe. As for the "high instep/high arch"...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 286
Posted By Bob Ross

If by "some years back" you mean ~45-50 I might...

If by "some years back" you mean ~45-50 I might agree with you...maybe.
05-19-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By Bob Ross

You may have missed the earlier post where...

You may have missed the earlier post where someone pointed out that riding two abreast makes your group half as long, and therefore allows the overtaking motor vehicles to pass you more quickly....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,106
Posted By Bob Ross

from a few years ago: ...

from a few years ago:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/trees_51196023dcdf126341aac0049769108e4a5cc605.jpg

Henry Hudson Drive (aka "River Road") between Fort Lee and...
05-13-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 378,947
Posted By Bob Ross

Thread Drift: When I was in high school I was...

Thread Drift: When I was in high school I was involved in a lot of theater, and the producer of one of the shows I did told me "Your voice sounds exactly like whoever it is that does the...
05-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,360
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, it's streaming somewhere. I actually liked...

Yeah, it's streaming somewhere. I actually liked the most recent Matrix film better than the 2nd or 3rd in the franchise. Its literal sense of self-awareness was a clever enough device to make it...
05-04-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By Bob Ross

We can hang. :beer: Oh, my......

We can hang. :beer:




Oh, my... okay, maybe we can't hang. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Bob Ross

My understanding is that Specialized introduced...

My understanding is that Specialized introduced the Armadillo Elites as a response to all the folks who complained that the original Armadillo tires rode like a garden hose. The Elites use the same...
04-17-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This. Some of the most chill rides I've ever...

^^^This. Some of the most chill rides I've ever been on were with racers on their recovery days. Those folks know when a ride is supposed to be easy!
04-15-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By Bob Ross

Apparently the new jockey wheels that I bought &...

Apparently the new jockey wheels that I bought & installed 7 or 8 years ago were installed backwards...which I only just learned this past year when I had the LBS do a full tune-up.
04-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 378,947
Posted By Bob Ross

The Hunter...

The Hunter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunter_(2011_Australian_film)) - 8/10

Engaging and subtly provocative, quiet and slow-moving without dragging, and uniquely gorgeous due to the locale...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 973
Posted By Bob Ross

I haven't watched the video yet, but anyone who...

I haven't watched the video yet, but anyone who believes vinyl records are a "pure" medium doesn't understand how LPs are manufactured and how a turntable & phono cartridge work. My guess is they're...
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