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05-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am also an old(er), slow(er), chubbi(er) rider...

I am also an old(er), slow(er), chubbi(er) rider who rides classic old school racing bikes.

I am also in the Ventura area. I should join you guys. :thumb:
10-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

i don’t think you even know what ad hominem...

i don’t think you even know what ad hominem means. Clearly you don’t know how to use it.

When you accuse someone of acting superior or feeling superior, that only reveals your own anger and your...
10-07-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How about you give it a rest. Take your own...

How about you give it a rest. Take your own medicine.
10-07-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You can vouch all you want, but your boy’s...

You can vouch all you want, but your boy’s comment about it being indulgent, frivolous AND stupid reflects anger and fear.

Common courtesy is never stupid, indulgent or frivolous. That’s what my...
10-06-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Stick around Padawan and much you will learn.

Stick around Padawan and much you will learn.
10-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Yahoo News had many links to PR and the results....

Yahoo News had many links to PR and the results. But I agree, there is generally far less coverage, and interest, in the USA.
10-06-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I sense much anger and fear in this one. ...

I sense much anger and fear in this one.

Peace out.
10-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree BUT as a courtesy to our fellow cyclists...

I agree BUT as a courtesy to our fellow cyclists a note about spoilers, on the title, would be nice.

BTW, in another breaking news, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.
10-05-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I think that MvdP was done in by the Hype Curse....

I think that MvdP was done in by the Hype Curse. He has been so over hyped over the last year or so that he was bound to be cursed. Yes, like most cyclists I am a bit superstitious.

Being featured...
10-04-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Lizzie’s ride was impressive. She had the best...

Lizzie’s ride was impressive. She had the best performance by a British rider, male or female, in the last few years. Totally dominant.

The best moment in the men’s race, in a race full of...
10-03-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,776
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have been a Type 2 for nearly a quarter of a...

I have been a Type 2 for nearly a quarter of a century. Those do not sound like diabetes related symptoms, however.
10-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,776
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Always consult with your doctor. In my case the...

Always consult with your doctor. In my case the fatigue and headaches (and occasional leg cramping) were all due to low magnesium levels.
10-03-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,739
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Try a bike with 650B wheels. Emma Pooley, a...

Try a bike with 650B wheels. Emma Pooley, a former announcer for GCN is fairly short. She had a whole segment recommending bikes with 650B wheels for shorter riders.
10-03-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I read that Trek Segafredo will match the total...

I read that Trek Segafredo will match the total for the men’s winner. Way to go Trek showing support for your female riders. :thumb:
10-03-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Dutch women have not had a good year. Lizzie was...

Dutch women have not had a good year. Lizzie was awesome.

Did you see her bloodied hands at the end of the race?

She is got brass ones.
10-03-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, personally I prefer crazy Uncle Phil and...

Well, personally I prefer crazy Uncle Phil and Wacky Uncle Bob.

The two commentators on the Women’s race (who also covered La Vuelta) are annoying, they blather on and on, they have a fetish for...
10-03-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It was exciting to watch. Both the Women and Men...

It was exciting to watch. Both the Women and Men races were great. Well worth the wait.
10-03-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Some did.

Some did.
09-20-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 395,152
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My head, or rather what’s inside my head, is...

My head, or rather what’s inside my head, is easily worth the price for that helmet.

YMMV, however.

Good luck to you.
09-20-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 395,152
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You beat me to the punch. :D

You beat me to the punch. :D
09-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 395,152
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Along those lines, I recently bought a Lazer G1...

Along those lines, I recently bought a Lazer G1 MIPS helmet. Highly rated, light and well ventilated. It ticks all the right boxes.
02-05-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,755
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Si...

Si...
01-21-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,622
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Catholic? :lol:

Catholic? :lol:
01-21-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,622
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just what we need...more rules....:innocent: ...

Just what we need...more rules....:innocent:

J/K, that was a nice read, especially #5–my justification for N+1. :thumb:
01-05-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,269
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You must be a youngster, my wife and I have been...

You must be a youngster, my wife and I have been married for 44 years. Cycling has made the time seem to go faster.
01-04-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,269
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My wife is a quilter...I feel your pain. :thumb:

My wife is a quilter...I feel your pain. :thumb:
01-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,269
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Act normal? Seriously? Being a cyclist and acting...

Act normal? Seriously? Being a cyclist and acting normal seem to be mutually exclusive propositions. :D

My wife sews and she is a quilter; talk about a bunch of crazy, weird, obsessive people.
...
01-04-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

So what’s your proposed solution. It is easy to...

So what’s your proposed solution. It is easy to criticize the system. It is a lot harder to come up with solutions that work.

BTW, a HUGE chunk of that budget is in the form of correction officer...
01-04-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Come to California and watch our “tough” penal...

Come to California and watch our “tough” penal system in action.

Such a joke.

Yes, there are people incarcerated; but as Baretta was quoted as saying, “if you can’t do the time don’t do the...
01-04-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The new District Attorney for LA County has never...

The new District Attorney for LA County has never met a criminal that he doesn’t just love. The two thugs would get a hearty handshake from the new DA and free courtside tickets to cheer LeBron and...
01-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,710
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Asi mismo compadre...

Asi mismo compadre...
01-03-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

She does get outside, but only on “special”...

She does get outside, but only on “special” occasions. That Bottecchia was a gift, new, from my Mom, who passed away 11 years ago.

It has a great deal of sentimental value and so I don’t want to...
01-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,151
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It is really easy. Just create individual...

It is really easy. Just create individual profiles for each bike. Before you start a ride select a bike and it is all done automatically from there.

I have five bikes on my 530 and each has a...
01-03-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You mean...something like this? :lol: ...

You mean...something like this? :lol:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8058996a_5d86_4559_89c4_8d84198c402e_b612c2fc9f253d28f1c1120b4c46e282d8f75cbb.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 356,944
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Are you sure that we way ahead of the game? I...

Are you sure that we way ahead of the game? I live in California where Comrade N is still shutting down businesses and eating at The French Laundry.

We are still screwed, but thanks for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 356,944
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sure way to jinx the new year...thanks a lot....

Sure way to jinx the new year...thanks a lot. :innocent:
01-02-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Fine, you win. You had a horrible, horrible life....

Fine, you win. You had a horrible, horrible life. You are superior in every possible way. You win asere, pat yourself on the back and give yourself a pretty, shiny gold star.

One of my New Year’s...
01-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,468
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I previously used a Kinetic wheel-on smart...

I previously used a Kinetic wheel-on smart trainer. Since last February I have been using a Wahoo Core direct drive trainer that I snatched up right before the lockdown began.

I can categorically...
01-02-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Not superior at all asere. i am short, old,...

Not superior at all asere.

i am short, old, slightly overweight and slow.

I have seven coronary stents, calcified coronary arteries, diabetes and asthma.

I am far, far from superior. But I...
01-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well done. :thumb:

Well done. :thumb:
01-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree with all the above, except the bit about...

I agree with all the above, except the bit about B17 saddles. I think they look great, but that’s just me.

i especially agree with your comment about e-bikes. I am an older rider, I “sport” seven...
Forum: Foo
01-01-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,970
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Great, you have just jinxed 2021. Thanks a lot...

Great, you have just jinxed 2021. Thanks a lot friend. :innocent:
12-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

OK, OK, you win this “competition.” All of...

OK, OK, you win this “competition.” All of recents check-ups and tests have come back A-OK. The cardio told me, however, that given my the condition of my arteries, the next round will of medical...
11-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,335
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Yes, people with Benzes should always go ahead of...

Yes, people with Benzes should always go ahead of everyone else, otherwise what’s the point of buying a Benz....:innocent:
Forum: Foo
11-08-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,010
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your take on the future is quite dark and...

Your take on the future is quite dark and foreboding. I cannot, however, disagree with your assessment.

The masses are easily deceived. As long as they are fed their daily dose of pablum and as...
11-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,274
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Did Movistar punish Carapaz by helping Roglic on...

Did Movistar punish Carapaz by helping Roglic on the run to the finish line on Stage 17.

Not sure that Carapaz could have beaten Roglic, BUT I suspect that Movistar decided to drop the hammer on...
11-06-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,387
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I use the KMC Missing Link. Works fine for me.

I use the KMC Missing Link. Works fine for me.
11-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,039
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

People are leaving California in droves. Maybe...

People are leaving California in droves. Maybe they fear Prop. 65, or the mentality that led to Prop. 65.
11-05-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,740
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Those are all nice fantasy scenarios, none of...

Those are all nice fantasy scenarios, none of which will really work in real life.

The level of evidence needed to prove an intentional act, in order for the insurance company to deny coverage, is...
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