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Forum: Great Lakes
10-11-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By Cromulent

That was a really fun course, slightly different...

That was a really fun course, slightly different from last year, but still fun. The weather was awesome. Loved, loved, loved that they let us old guys race in the afternoon. Except all the hats were...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-04-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By Cromulent

The heckling. I knew I was missing something as I...

The heckling. I knew I was missing something as I crawled up the far hill. It was a little bumpy, but all in all a fun course. Challenging for sure. And if there would have been some way to take two...
09-30-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 23,888
Posted By Cromulent

So this means we'll see Contador on Garmin in two...

So this means we'll see Contador on Garmin in two years, yes?
09-10-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Cromulent

I have the not-carbon version of these. I like...

I have the not-carbon version of these. I like them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,989
Posted By Cromulent

Around here, in the mountainous region of the...

Around here, in the mountainous region of the Midwest known as Milwaukee, I can often ride for 50 miles with as much as 80 - 100 ft of climbing. Sometimes more. It's exhausting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Cromulent

I once broke a spoke by putting my foot into the...

I once broke a spoke by putting my foot into the front wheel. I thought I was clipped in, but I wasn’t. My foot slipped forward and bounced off the spokes. One snapped. The sound still haunts me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,306
Posted By Cromulent

It's fun? Yes. That's right. It's fun.

It's fun? Yes. That's right. It's fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,575
Posted By Cromulent

Ding, ding, ding! From John Smith's Journal of...

Ding, ding, ding! From John Smith's Journal of Impossible Things, from the episode "Human Nature". Or maybe "Family of Blood". Refers to the TARDIS, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,575
Posted By Cromulent

Yep, that's what it means. But that's not what...

Yep, that's what it means. But that's not what generates the extra dork factor.

HTFU is short for Harden the Frack Up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,142
Posted By Cromulent

Bibs. Bibs. Bibs. I know next to nothing about...

Bibs. Bibs. Bibs. I know next to nothing about actually riding my bike, but I know that I love bibs. I'm like the Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt of cycling.

Wear what you want. I used to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,575
Posted By Cromulent

Because I'm a complete and utter nerd/dork -...

Because I'm a complete and utter nerd/dork - Maius intra qua extra. Bonus nerd/dork points if you know what that's from.
08-11-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 137,708
Posted By Cromulent

I agree with you to an extent. I do practice...

I agree with you to an extent. I do practice sprinting. There are 9 sprints, and I lead out a few and sprint a few. Someone has to be on the front. I've been doing this ride for a few years too. My...
08-11-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 137,708
Posted By Cromulent

I got “yelled at” last night. I think the guy who...

I got “yelled at” last night. I think the guy who did the yelling was wrong.

Tuesday night is the sprint ride - 9 sprints spread over 35 miles. In between sprints we recover. To me, each sprint...
08-06-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 137,708
Posted By Cromulent

That's why I came to the 33. You never know.

That's why I came to the 33. You never know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,516
Posted By Cromulent

A bike is good. But I'll assume you have that. ...

A bike is good. But I'll assume you have that.

3 Things:

The knowledge and the tools to fix a flat/replace a tube.
Clipless pedals and shoes.
Bike shorts. Bibs, actually.

Have fun.
08-06-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 137,708
Posted By Cromulent

Anyone know of any books or articles (in English,...

Anyone know of any books or articles (in English, preferably) about the Belgian cyclist Paul Deman and the role of bicycle spies in WWI?
08-06-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,379
Posted By Cromulent

If Armstrong is found guilty, what happens? He...

If Armstrong is found guilty, what happens? He goes to jail, maybe.

Anything else? Not really. Because America doesn't care about Armstrong the cyclist. America cares about Armstrong the brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,905
Posted By Cromulent

6 years? Now I truly feel old. The bike is...

6 years? Now I truly feel old. The bike is fantastic. Congratulations.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By Cromulent

Well... there's the climbing, and the...

Well... there's the climbing, and the time-trialing, and the winning of the grand tours. A few people take him seriously.

I like the ad and the image of Andy Schleck eating a deep-fried turkey and...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-25-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,768
Posted By Cromulent

@ John - Did you happen to get any photos of the...

@ John - Did you happen to get any photos of the Masters 4/5s group at Greenbush? I would like a shot of me racing poorly.

Edit: Since posting this, I've learned how to read. I'll look again once...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,745
Posted By Cromulent

So touching on the butt is the new waving. Nice....

So touching on the butt is the new waving. Nice. I'll remember not to do that either.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,218
Posted By Cromulent

Let me guess... Schwinn? Wait, no. Huffy! Uh......

Let me guess... Schwinn? Wait, no. Huffy! Uh... Rivendell. Apple. TGI Fridays. A duck.

Giant?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Cromulent

You'll be fine. Baby wipes are helpful, so maybe...

You'll be fine. Baby wipes are helpful, so maybe keep 'em in your desk. Deodorant is good. Ride hard in the morning or the evening. Go the long way. Do hill repeats. Riding to work is great no matter...
05-10-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,970
Posted By Cromulent

I raced. I bridged up to a solo breakaway guy....

I raced. I bridged up to a solo breakaway guy. Stayed away for a lap and a half or so. Blew up. Went to the back of the pack. Finished at the back of the pack. I really suck at this. Fun race, though.
05-10-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Cromulent

That? Is a wonderful idea. Thank you.

That? Is a wonderful idea. Thank you.
05-07-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Cromulent

Need a New Bike

So, yes, this is a "which bike should I get" thread.

After falling in love with cyclocross, I've decided that I need a new bike. New as in new, not new to me. (I'm not completely opposed to a used...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,938
Posted By Cromulent

Remember when driving was fun? To me the problem...

Remember when driving was fun? To me the problem is that the car is not so much a car anymore as it is a rolling office/social media hub/movie theater/dining room/naughty corner/angry, yelling...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-11-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,082
Posted By Cromulent

Oh, I was going slow too. Much not take much to...

Oh, I was going slow too. Much not take much to get me dizzy.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-09-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,082
Posted By Cromulent

The corkscrew/reverse corkscrew plus four...

The corkscrew/reverse corkscrew plus four barriers at the Estabrook Park race was hilariously fun. I don't think I've ever been dizzy on a bike before.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-06-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,082
Posted By Cromulent

Nice photos, John! I'm in there. The expression...

Nice photos, John! I'm in there. The expression on my face seems not to betray that I felt like I was dragging myself through an incredibly fun chipper-shredder.

Results are up. Meh. Apparently...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-05-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,082
Posted By Cromulent

Oh, right. Patience. I could employ that.

Oh, right. Patience. I could employ that.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-05-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,082
Posted By Cromulent

Anyone know where I can find the results from...

Anyone know where I can find the results from Lapham Peak? They don't seem to be up on wicycling.org. I'd like to know how well I didn't do.
07-14-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,350
Posted By Cromulent

I think a crying Indian on horseback should solve...

I think a crying Indian on horseback should solve the problem.


FWIW, I used to never, ever litter. And then I saw the Tour de France. Now I regularly dump chlorofluorohexohydrobezene into...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Cromulent

To answer the Cliff Notes version: No, and yes. ...

To answer the Cliff Notes version: No, and yes.

Not all helmets fit the same - Bell helmets seem to fit my head better than Giro helmets. But a $40 helmet will protect the same as a $300 helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,940
Posted By Cromulent

Yeah, but I'd get Titanium knees. Titanium knees...

Yeah, but I'd get Titanium knees. Titanium knees would be cool. Do they make a Titanium liver?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,940
Posted By Cromulent

Absofriggin'lutely. I'll run instead. I can...

Absofriggin'lutely.

I'll run instead. I can buy new knees.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cromulent

build a bridge out of it.

build a bridge out of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cromulent

Termites. I like it.

Termites.


I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By Cromulent

I bought the PI Cyclone gloves from REI. I like...

I bought the PI Cyclone gloves from REI. I like 'em.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,517
Posted By Cromulent

I would have you know that as a responsible...

I would have you know that as a responsible cyclist I use my plastic bags of rope to club baby seals.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,738
Posted By Cromulent

So it's not enough just to compete, you have to...

So it's not enough just to compete, you have to win. And not just win something, you have to win everything.

Then I'm not even a real person.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 03:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Cromulent

That's the duathlon, I think.

That's the duathlon, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Cromulent

Calfee. It's the bamboo what makes it light and...

Calfee. It's the bamboo what makes it light and strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,971
Posted By Cromulent

As far as the wrappers go, I throw them at my...

As far as the wrappers go, I throw them at my fans. Well... near my fans. It's fun to look back and see them scramble for my empty Hammer Gel packets. They take them home, frame them, and put them up...
10-08-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By Cromulent

Oi! Speak for yourself. I don't have a barn. I...

Oi! Speak for yourself. I don't have a barn. I keep the cows in my garage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,439
Posted By Cromulent

Which are very hard to do at the same time. ...

Which are very hard to do at the same time.


Why do people throw stuff at us? We're vulnerable. Sometimes alone. We're dressed different. And we're in their way.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,232
Posted By Cromulent

I always enjoy a good slathering. Hm......

I always enjoy a good slathering.


Hm... somehow that didn't come out right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,232
Posted By Cromulent

You mean, of course, Freedom Fries and Freedom...

You mean, of course, Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast slathered in Freedom Syrup and covered in melted Freedom Fat and Milk Proteins.

America! Eat our Freedom!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,301
Posted By Cromulent

I have an '04 or '05 Allez Sport. It's fine.

I have an '04 or '05 Allez Sport. It's fine.
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