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03-17-19, 03:28 PM
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Posted By mollusk

Eddy Merckx didn't need one. And if are like...

Eddy Merckx didn't need one.

And if are like Eddy, you won't need one either.
01-27-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

My wife bought me this at an estate sale for $1. ...

My wife bought me this at an estate sale for $1.
...
01-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

My audio is mostly old school: B&W DM7 ...

My audio is mostly old school:


B&W DM7 speakers

Sony PS-X50 turntable with a Stanton 681EEE cartridge that was my backup since 1980 and has less than 20 hours of use on it. My old Grado...
01-18-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Listened to 10CC's Original Soundtrack the other...

Listened to 10CC's Original Soundtrack the other night. My younger son (23 years old) loves it and so do I.
09-23-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

My wife couldn't believe that I knew how to tape...

My wife couldn't believe that I knew how to tape drywall. She thinks that I am this retired egghead engineering professor that mostly did theoretical stuff. She has no idea what skills I picked up in...
08-27-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By mollusk

Usually a chain falling off is due to a front...

Usually a chain falling off is due to a front shift. That can happen even with well adjusted regular indexed shifting. It has happened to me. Us old guys that used friction shifting would never have...
08-27-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

Kind of the opposite of a geek thread. I am...

Kind of the opposite of a geek thread.

I am in the middle of a "half-bath" remodel in my house because I saw a little water damage in the floor near a toilet.

While ripping out old tile is a...
08-12-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

"Jazz has to have some structure for me to be...

"Jazz has to have some structure for me to be into it - I'm big on melody."

I wonder what you think about Keith Jarrett's "Bop-Be" album. I have loved it since I bought it on vinyl way back when....
08-12-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By mollusk

I ruined a number of watch stems from corrosive...

I ruined a number of watch stems from corrosive sweat when training. I never wore a watch when racing.

In fact I haven't worn a watch in years.
08-06-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

I haven't ridden in over three weeks because I...

I haven't ridden in over three weeks because I have been busy and out of town. The Oregon coast is really nice this time of year compared to north-central Florida.

If I was still racing the...
07-30-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 643,091
Posted By mollusk

I have changed my mind about new racers and...

I have changed my mind about new racers and needing power information.

Being 64 years old and having raced into my 60's (now retired) and having trained over pretty much the same routes for many...
07-28-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By mollusk

I have a pair of 65mm Edge (now Enve) tubular...

I have a pair of 65mm Edge (now Enve) tubular wheels that I haven't ridden since I stopped racing and I only bought them because I was racing on a team sponsored by them and I got them at cost.

I...
07-28-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By mollusk

Get a bike that fits for a crit. Make it feel...

Get a bike that fits for a crit. Make it feel like an extension of your body. You should feel free to throw it around and know how it will react. That is more important than being aero.
07-24-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

I have to admit that I have listened to Pet...

I have to admit that I have listened to Pet Sounds at least 30 times for every time I have listened to Sgt Peppers over the last few years. Pet Sounds is incredible.
07-22-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,463
Posted By mollusk

Weird to see Phil Gaimon in a TDF commercial. I...

Weird to see Phil Gaimon in a TDF commercial. I know him and he knows me. Great guy.
07-08-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By mollusk

lol.

lol.
07-08-18, 05:46 PM
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Views: 108,463
Posted By mollusk

He is going to be a star.

He is going to be a star.
07-08-18, 05:45 PM
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Posted By mollusk

Sagan has a really good sprint but not the...

Sagan has a really good sprint but not the overpowering sprint of some very best sprinters. He mostly wins by being smart and he is an incredible bike handler. If he is doping I would guess that it...
07-08-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Started going bald at 17. They always sent me out...

Started going bald at 17. They always sent me out to get beer. LOL.
07-08-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

I turned 64 this year so it isn't hard to guess...

I turned 64 this year so it isn't hard to guess which song from this album keeps popping into my head.
07-08-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

I'll double your money and pay shipping.

I'll double your money and pay shipping.
06-30-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

I have been having Van Morrison earwigs lately. ...

I have been having Van Morrison earwigs lately.

That is not a bad thing.

Anyone up for a Moondance?

Unfortunately Brown Eyed Girl reminds me of someone I knew before I met my wife (who I...
06-30-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By mollusk

I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want...

I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want a Garmin on their bike for a crit? Are they worried about getting lost?
05-24-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

May I suggest that you mix in one day per week of...

May I suggest that you mix in one day per week of intervals with all of that sweet spot? You have to both push and pull on your FTP training.
05-24-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By mollusk

This might be true in a Pro-1-2 race or even a...

This might be true in a Pro-1-2 race or even a Cat 3 race or a Masters race as that is a common stratagem, but not in a Cat 5 crit. That race is just full of dumb racers chasing everything down.
...
05-22-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

I've got you beat. Rides that took me 1:40 when I...

I've got you beat. Rides that took me 1:40 when I was in training now take me 2:10 on a good day. I have gotten really slow and I don't care.

And I no longer go out for rides when it is raining. I...
05-11-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

I am pretty sure that you saw me because I saw...

I am pretty sure that you saw me because I saw you.

Believe it or not I am really slow now.
05-11-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 168,450
Posted By mollusk

I have had some really stupid renters in the...

I have had some really stupid renters in the past, but what happened today takes the cake. They called and said that the AC isn't working and it has been hot recently in Gainesville, Florida, so they...
05-04-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By mollusk

Sharing in the prize money with those that helped...

Sharing in the prize money with those that helped earn it is a good place to start.

In amateur racing the money is not huge, but sharing with those that helped in earning it does build good will...
05-02-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

Until recently I haven't ridden in months and I...

Until recently I haven't ridden in months and I used to be a 4 to 5 or more times a week rider and when in race training a 6 days a week rider with every day very hard,

But I quit.

Then I...
05-02-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

I hope not. I just got back from replying to...

I hope not.

I just got back from replying to my IT folks about trading in my "old" laptop for a newer one. I had no intention of doing so, but they said that I had an old one and I could trade it...
02-20-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Just bought the Yardbirds '68 double LP on vinyl....

Just bought the Yardbirds '68 double LP on vinyl.

Mostly of interest for historical reasons.

Having this and the Cumular Limit CD set allows me to hear highlighted all three guitar lines that...
01-18-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,463
Posted By mollusk

+ 1 million For crits I would work on pack...

+ 1 million

For crits I would work on pack skills (how to be an aggressive wheel sucker) first if you have some god given talent for sprinting. Crits are too short for FTP to be a determining...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By mollusk

I can wear the Ibex one when it is in the mid...

I can wear the Ibex one when it is in the mid 60's or cooler. My Ibex jersey is really soft wool and so I can wear it without a base layer. My really old wool jersey is too scratchy for that and I...
01-05-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,499
Posted By mollusk

Nope. It ain't about the bike unless you are...

Nope.

It ain't about the bike unless you are talking about an inch or less at the finish line at a crit.

One of my teammates made it to Cat 2 in almost as few races as possible on an almost...
01-05-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,457
Posted By mollusk

Training rides are just as dangerous as races, if...

Training rides are just as dangerous as races, if not more so. I have had many more crashes on training rides than races. My only ambulance ride was from a training ride.
01-05-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,499
Posted By mollusk

I've known guys that have raced crappy wheels...

I've known guys that have raced crappy wheels with Gatorskins and won crits.
01-05-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,499
Posted By mollusk

+100 Many years ago when I was teaching my...

+100

Many years ago when I was teaching my kids how to ride a bike I was on a ride and my youngest son swerved into my front wheel HARD. I didn't go down. I didn't have to think about it, but just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By mollusk

Good man!

Good man!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By mollusk

Too many. I used to race and I would always buy...

Too many. I used to race and I would always buy two team jerseys for every season as I felt an obligation to train in them and didn't want to put on an unwashed one as well as the real possibility of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,741
Posted By mollusk

In memory of botto I am giving this a bump. ...

In memory of botto I am giving this a bump.

Happy New Year!
01-05-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

We are building a nice two bay garage with a shop...

We are building a nice two bay garage with a shop (for me) along with a 900 sq ft living space for my MIL in our backyard. We have about 0.5 acres and the zoning allows it. I have been cobbling...
12-25-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

Steve Jobs killed it by not letting it into the...

Steve Jobs killed it by not letting it into the Apple universe. After that Adobe didn't really work hard at it and it had floundered. Apple fans will say that this proved Jobs correct, but that is...
12-25-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Got the 50th anniversary re-issue of Pet Sounds...

Got the 50th anniversary re-issue of Pet Sounds for Christmas. What a clean vinyl copy I got. Way nicer than the CD version I have. It POPS! It does help that I have a nice Grado cartridge from about...
12-19-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

John Tuturro ...

John Tuturro (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001806/?ref_=tt_cl_t15)
12-19-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13,627
Views: 694,659
Posted By mollusk

Training status: Rode a circuit that I rode...

Training status:

Rode a circuit that I rode when training. Back then:

2 hours if base.

1:50 if Zone 2.

1:40 if Sweet Spot.
12-19-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,239
Posted By mollusk

Glad to see this thread still alive. Funny...

Glad to see this thread still alive.

Funny how many racers are nerds.
12-15-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Yep. I like Heavy Weather, but it is nothing...

Yep.

I like Heavy Weather, but it is nothing remotely like a Miles album in terms of genius. I like it and it is good, but it is nothing like the beauty of Miles.

Damn, he was awesome. I have...
12-13-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

Very nice. I liked it. But where has jazz...

Very nice. I liked it. But where has jazz actually gone since Miles?

I am beginning to think that he was so much of a genius that he might have killed the music he loved. Who could even attempt to...
12-13-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,230
Posted By mollusk

And Son Volt, of course.

And Son Volt, of course.
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