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12-09-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Itsjustb

Cramping due to intense workouts

Hi folks,

I rode this summer with groups who did a much faster pace than I normally would. On nearly every one of these (twice weekly) rides both of my calves locked up win some of the worst...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

I had a driver yell almost exactly the same thing...

I had a driver yell almost exactly the same thing at me last year. I guess he's moved to LA.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,208
Posted By Itsjustb

Since my move in June my short route is now about...

Since my move in June my short route is now about 3.5 miles. This summer I've taken a long route (makes it about 9), but I'm toying with the idea of a mixed-mode commute once the temps drop. I'll...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

2nd day this week driving in. Tuesday...

2nd day this week driving in.

Tuesday morning I woke to heavy rain and decided it wasn't worth riding. Of course I chose poorly--by the time I arrived at work the rain had slacked off, and the...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Itsjustb

This one wins the award for "Suggestion I'm going...

This one wins the award for "Suggestion I'm going to use", but this:



wins the award for, "Reply that made me laugh the most." Ah, yes, laundromat memories...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Itsjustb

Forget cleaning my bike...

How do I clean my shoes?

I got caught in 2 unexpected downpours without my shoe covers today. Now my shoes smell so bad I can't stand to be in the room with them!

How bad do they smell?


...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Back on the forums again after a while off. Been...

Back on the forums again after a while off. Been riding but only taking the short route--too much time taken up with doing physical therapy for back and Achilles problems, playing Ultimate at...
Forum: Foo
07-20-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Itsjustb

Sixty Fiver, thank you for this very moving...

Sixty Fiver, thank you for this very moving tribute to Maggie. In your original post you talked about the purpose of life--to learn as much as much as we can about being a good 'person' by loving...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Itsjustb

People just don't respect a good performance any...

People just don't respect a good performance any more.
Forum: Foo
07-20-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Itsjustb

One of my dogs wasn't doing well last night and...

One of my dogs wasn't doing well last night and is worse this morning. He's old, at least 11. I have a vet appointment for him at 11 o'clock and I'm sitting here stressing out. Please, God, let this...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By Itsjustb

3-3:30 range? What time do you need to be at...

3-3:30 range? What time do you need to be at work? How long is your commute?

lol at the animal stickers.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Itsjustb

Also comes with a "Get out of jail free" card you...

Also comes with a "Get out of jail free" card you can hand to the driver who hits you. :(
Forum: Commuting
07-19-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Ironic that the "valve saver adapter" caused the...

Ironic that the "valve saver adapter" caused the flat. I didn't even know such things existed; I ride presta valves on Schrader rims on my MTB and haven't had a problem. Is this something I should be...
Forum: Foo
07-19-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Itsjustb

I'm very sorry for your loss. I tell that...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

I tell that story to everyone when I hear they've lost a pet. I think it's absolutely true.

I'm crying as I type this. I'll give my two dogs some extra love...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By Itsjustb

Fritz was also a pretty wise dog. My dog--the one...

Fritz was also a pretty wise dog. My dog--the one who got us both skunked--never learned. Even after middle-of-the-night visits to the emergency vet to get quills removed from her face she still...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

The one time I had a chain snap I went headfirst...

The one time I had a chain snap I went headfirst over the handlebars and scraped the s**t out of my shoulder--one of the worst road rashes of my career. I think I'd take bouncing the boys off the top...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By Itsjustb

Where/how the he** did you get that photo? ...

Where/how the he** did you get that photo?

Funny that you post that picture. I forgot to say in my anecdote that the skunk in question was a very young baby skunk. It didn't look really black and...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Long commute today. Just before I left my wife...

Long commute today. Just before I left my wife called to say she forgot our daughter's swim bag for "splash day" at day care. I happily volunteered to ride it over. Google tells me it was about 15...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By Itsjustb

I, too, have learned the hard way that skunks...

I, too, have learned the hard way that skunks aren't as obvious as everyone thinks they are. The old Bugs Bunny cartoons about "Pepe LePew" passing for a cat? Not as improbable as you'd think.

The...
Forum: Foo
07-14-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By Itsjustb

A friend of mine doesn't react well to any kind...

A friend of mine doesn't react well to any kind of anesthesia. After his first colonoscopy he decided that the anesthesia was worse than the procedure. He now gets his annual colonoscopy done while...
07-14-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,296
Posted By Itsjustb

This week on Hoarders, Buried Alive... ;) ...

This week on Hoarders, Buried Alive... ;)

j/k. I'm jealous!
07-14-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,296
Posted By Itsjustb

That is a beautiful collection. I especially...

That is a beautiful collection. I especially loved the Schwinn and the Trek.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Thanks, groovestew and others, for the input. It...

Thanks, groovestew and others, for the input. It is much appreciated.

Commute today was short again, but I'm riding at lunch to play in the local pickup Ultimate game.
Forum: Foo
07-13-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By Itsjustb

This is why chihuahuas, as a breed, still exist....

This is why chihuahuas, as a breed, still exist. Because of PEOPLE LIKE YOU! ;)
Forum: Foo
07-13-10, 09:04 AM
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Views: 5,330,612
Posted By Itsjustb

Doesn't look like his BF avatar

Doesn't look like his BF avatar
Forum: Foo
07-13-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Itsjustb

Can't believe he tried it again after that 2nd...

Can't believe he tried it again after that 2nd attempt. Did you see his pupils when he says "I can't see!"? And then 2 seconds later he says, "No, I'm all good" when they tell him to lie down.
...
Forum: Foo
07-13-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By Itsjustb

Do you know why Chihuahuas have legs? So you...

Do you know why Chihuahuas have legs?

So you don't break your toes when you kick them.

Disclaimer: I'm TOTALLY KIDDING. I volunteer and foster for a dog-rescue organization, I'm a member of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

I read all these reports of rain yesterday...

I read all these reports of rain yesterday afternoon. Nothing happened here yesterday, and we're not THAT far from VA. :( We did get a slight shower late last night, but NC really needs rain.
...
Forum: Foo
07-12-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By Itsjustb

Had my first 'scope last summer at age 41 (family...

Had my first 'scope last summer at age 41 (family history of colon cancer). The prep wasn't nearly as bad as I'd feared, and I was nighty-night for the whole procedure. However, I have a funny...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Itsjustb

My current commute is either 3 miles (short...

My current commute is either 3 miles (short route) or 9 miles (long route) each way. Neither is particularly hilly.

I'm currently riding a Scattante road bike that was built up by the previous...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Itsjustb

My bike just became a 2-speeder

Id been having problems shifting into the top 2 or 3 gears plus some other issues. I took the bike in to the shop Friday. The guy was very nice, worked on it right away, but at the end he told me...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

My bike is now a 2-speeder. I’d been having...

My bike is now a 2-speeder.

I’d been having problems shifting into the top 2 or 3 gears plus some other issues. I took the bike in to the shop Friday. The guy was very nice, worked on it right...
Forum: Foo
07-09-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,531
Posted By Itsjustb

<Sigh> I have that same printer sitting here on...

<Sigh> I have that same printer sitting here on my desk.</Sigh>

Here's a question: why don't we ever see Connor MacLeod drinking Scotch? Too cliched? Or is he afraid that if he gets drunk The...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,684
Posted By Itsjustb

At a birthday party last summer the birthday boy...

At a birthday party last summer the birthday boy introduced me to his neighbor because "he's a cyclist too." Turns out the neighbor (Doug) works at the same company as my friend Christine, who wants...
Forum: Foo
07-08-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Itsjustb

I'm reminded of the day I got my first contacts...

I'm reminded of the day I got my first contacts (age 33 or so). The optometrist's assistant escorted me into the exam room to wait for the doctor to arrive. It was a pretty long wait--15 minutes or...
Forum: Foo
07-08-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Itsjustb

They're the fools! This is how pro ...

They're the fools! This is how pro (http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0906/locker.room.celebrations/images/51526145.jpg)sports teams celebrate here when they win the...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Did you take them to Frank's Cyclery? I hear he's...

Did you take them to Frank's Cyclery? I hear he's the best around and even built wheels for US pro teams. I've never used him for service simply because his wait times are always so horrendous.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By Itsjustb

Sweat gets in my eyes

I did about 30 today at lunchtime, and as with every ride I've done lately over 5 miles I had sweat pouring into my right eye. Can I get some good recommendations for products to keep sweat out of my...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

My lunchtime pickup game of Ultimate was canceled...

My lunchtime pickup game of Ultimate was canceled because too many people backed out. Wimps! I went for a ride instead, did about 30 miles. The heat didn't really bother me, but the headwinds killed...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Itsjustb

Great Craig's List post (bike for sale)

Replacing my MTB with something a little lighter. I came across this one on my local CL:

One-Gear Punishment. Can You Handle The SuperBeast? (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1829859938.html)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

<hijack>I play in and around Durham for pickup. I...

<hijack>I play in and around Durham for pickup. I used to attend the "local" tourneys (Asheville NC, Blacksburg VA, Fredericksburg VA) and the Club series in the fall. I'm a little too old for that...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

bwhite, finally another Ultimate player here on...

bwhite, finally another Ultimate player here on BF! I've never played down there in FL (except at Nationals in 2006, but it being late October the temps weren't bad). I can't imagine trying to play...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

No commute yesterday as I worked from home. Today...

No commute yesterday as I worked from home. Today I had to take my wife's car in to get the flat fixed. There are two tire shops near our house. One is in the opposite direction from my office, which...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,640
Posted By Itsjustb

At a birthday party last summer the birthday boy...

At a birthday party last summer the birthday boy introduced me to his neighbor because "he's a cyclist too." Turns out the neighbor (Doug) works at the same company as my friend Christine, who wants...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Congratulations on your first commute. Yeah,...

Congratulations on your first commute. Yeah, those lessons (and many others) are things we all learn...just not usually on the first ride. :)

I'll hope it gets better from here on out!
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

It could be your headset. For some reason my...

It could be your headset. For some reason my commuter bike needs its headset tightened on a very regular basis, and it's not something you can just "see" (at least, I can't, but I'm hardly a wrench)....
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Definition of a race: any time two bicycles are...

Definition of a race: any time two bicycles are going in the same direction. ;)

Took the short route this morning as I'm playing in a pickup Ultimate game at lunchtime. Between the game and the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Happy to report I didn't have a flat...but my...

Happy to report I didn't have a flat...but my wife did. On her car!

When we bought the new house a few weeks ago my wife predicted she'd get a flat on the car because of all the nails and screws...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,836
Posted By Itsjustb

Took the long route today. Saw 2 other cyclists,...

Took the long route today. Saw 2 other cyclists, one clearly a commuter (panniers, etc.), the other might have been but wasn't carrying any gear. Uneventful.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By Itsjustb

That's a great line, especially under the...

That's a great line, especially under the circumstances. :)
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