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03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, right, I knew they were flown by other...

Oh, right, I knew they were flown by other countries - I've played a bit of Dawn Patrol! I was just pointing out that it was a French, not Italian, company. Brits flew Nieuports, too. Interesting...
03-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Chinghis

Right, Nieuports were a WWI aircraft (French...

Right, Nieuports were a WWI aircraft (French company, not Italian). But that's a British WWI roundel, not French. Brits had a red dot in the center, French was blue (U.S. was white in the center).
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Chinghis

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the...

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the knobbiest tires that you can find.
02-16-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Chinghis

I'd say it started in the last few days, because...

I'd say it started in the last few days, because today when I went to click on "New Posts", my fingers didn't find it where they always have found it. I have great muscle-memory, trust me. Something...
02-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Chinghis

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of...

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of the Chiefs' coaches' jackets. I thought it said LIV, and that it was from last year's game.

Then I came to understand that again, I see things as...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,169
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the link. Holy crap.

Thanks for the link. Holy crap.
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Chinghis

That was great. "Haven't seen the sun in six...

That was great. "Haven't seen the sun in six months."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Chinghis

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at...

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at least back in the day. I remember a Swiss fan I met at a NORBA race who tried desperately to help out Frischknecht with a water bottle and got waved...
01-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,123
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all...

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all my pieces on that and actually riding.

It's a five-year old article, so I assume these haven't taken over the cycling world yet.

Edit: Oh, man,...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,464
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
01-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, I was riding near his house that day....

Hah, I was riding near his house that day. Helicopters were flying over and stuff, I had no clue what was happening until I got to the trail head and my buddies told me ht was being pursued. We went...
Forum: Foo
12-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By Chinghis

Only if you pay an extra 50 cents.

Only if you pay an extra 50 cents.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Chinghis

Congratulations! Now for some well-earned...

Congratulations! Now for some well-earned relaxation.
12-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,663
Posted By Chinghis

I do not flinch from riding in traffic, and I...

I do not flinch from riding in traffic, and I sometimes enjoy it, but I don't particularly do it for the rush. In fact, if I get a rush from anything other than some good downhill speed or traffic...
12-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,960
Posted By Chinghis

If you're drafting someone unasked, you can watch...

If you're drafting someone unasked, you can watch for your own potholes. I'll throw a finger down to the left or right, most likely, but I will not accept any responsibility for how or where you ride.
12-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,960
Posted By Chinghis

He/Him She/Her Her/Him=They when you don't...

He/Him
She/Her
Her/Him=They when you don't look back and check the gendersex of who's behind you.

I'm the guy who will ask, "Mind if I catch a wheel for a while?" And then let them know that...
12-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,471
Posted By Chinghis

A good year is about 2000 miles. This year, I did...

A good year is about 2000 miles. This year, I did about 1200. I probably average about 1200-1400.
12-11-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,143
Posted By Chinghis

We migrated to mountain bikes, that's how we...

We migrated to mountain bikes, that's how we climbed!

I had a great Dawes road bike, but riding hills was an ordeal. I wonder sometimes, if I'm better shape now ... But around the time I was...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic architecture. Each of the restaurants...

Fantastic architecture. Each of the restaurants has its own design element: A peaked roof for KFV, a simple arc for Pizza Hut, and a Latino-ish facade for the Bell.
12-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,155
Posted By Chinghis

No, all the cool kids had Sting-Rays. Me? Mom...

No, all the cool kids had Sting-Rays. Me? Mom bought me a Speedster, probably 24" model or something. Maybe because she bought it at a real bike store, in a town with a velodrome? I soon found out,...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By Chinghis

Yikes, I thought this was a spoof of the real...

Yikes, I thought this was a spoof of the real Lifetime movie, which I'd heard about. My gosh, that's really the trailer? That's what it's like? Wow.
12-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chinghis

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up...

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up in the Trek picture. Seems a bit low rent for a company like Trek, although the aesthetic is kind of cute.
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,297
Posted By Chinghis

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a...

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a department store, perhaps? That would be my starting point. What's she riding now?
Forum: Foo
11-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By Chinghis

Don't we have folks here from Utah? They found...

Don't we have folks here from Utah? They found the thing on Google Earth, so we have the coordinates. Looks like a fun ride, BLM land.

I wonder (a) if there are more scattered about in remote...
11-25-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,795
Posted By Chinghis

I liked a comment from 2017 above, because I have...

I liked a comment from 2017 above, because I have been able to fit some Bontrager 28s on my Ironman. But yeah, on the rear, I had to kind of push it past the pads. Next time I'll just deflate it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,593
Posted By Chinghis

I remember hitting 44 mph on some descent here in...

I remember hitting 44 mph on some descent here in SoCal on a group ride a long time ago. I had been in the area for about three weeks, and had literally no idea where I was. Good thing they didn't...
11-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,188
Posted By Chinghis

Boy, this hits close to home. I don't have many...

Boy, this hits close to home. I don't have many of my own teeth left, and now I'm looking at two implants on one side, and another three on the other side to replace a bridge that has aged out, I...
11-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,565
Posted By Chinghis

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new...

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new technology that's being used in this virus, at least on humans:
(NYTimes, 11/9/20...
11-10-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,565
Posted By Chinghis

What makes me wonder about this vaccine is that...

What makes me wonder about this vaccine is that they have never found a vaccine for any of the coronaviruses. OK, so for sars-cov-1 they may have been successful eventually, but they pretty much quit...
11-04-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! Thank you for the news. As a child of...

Fantastic! Thank you for the news. As a child of the 1970s, I still turn on the TV on Saturday mornings in the hopes that I'll see an old WB cartoon or something. I know where I'll be Saturday...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 60,944
Posted By Chinghis

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 8225 (9165 total YTD)
augustgarage (CA) _____________________________________ 1896.2 (1902.2 total [51/51])
Chinghis (CA)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,264
Posted By Chinghis

I picked up a couple of pairs of the Shimano...

I picked up a couple of pairs of the Shimano PD-M520 - white, double-sided, sort of discreet. Here I thought I was being all smart for using MTB pedals on my old Ironman. :)
10-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 995,397
Posted By Chinghis

OK, now you folks have me trolling CL for bikes....

OK, now you folks have me trolling CL for bikes. Found a nice Ironman with Shimano 600 for $500 in LA...
10-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,956
Posted By Chinghis

Either "Grinder," or "USB Relentless." Both...

Either "Grinder," or "USB Relentless." Both monikers for my 1992 Stumpy earned on a 5-week bike tour, climbing the Sierra Nevadas four or five times.
10-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks, folks. It's a wedge-type. I will check...

Thanks, folks. It's a wedge-type. I will check for spalling or see if it looks too rough to catch. On that thread I mentioned above, someone suggested sort of pulling up on the bolt while tightening...
10-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Chinghis

Ironman stem won't tighten

I'm trying to figure out why the stem on my 1987 Centurion Ironman won't tighten. The bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/21681108-post9154.html) has probably has less than 200 miles on it, and after I...
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,968
Posted By Chinghis

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least...

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least this is one thread where no none else will have made the same comment already ...

I got a late start - did not learn to ride a bike until I was in...
10-07-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have...

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have ridden one bike exclusively since the last millennium - a 90s MTB with bar ends. Picked up a new old bike - an even older MTB. Basically the same bike,...
10-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we...

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we can't overcome those impulses and be better than him. We have to be.


Can't believe I'm stepping into this part of the thread ... But, yeah,...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 60,944
Posted By Chinghis

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 7656 (8540 total YTD)
augustgarage (CA) _____________________________________ 1896.2 (1902.2 total [51/51])
mgw4jc (NC)...
10-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chinghis

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is...

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is that he has driven us to this point - wishing bad things to happen to people. He has hardened and made cruel the level of discourse in this country, and...
09-30-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 422,384
Posted By Chinghis

Sorry, I should have specified that it's an...

Sorry, I should have specified that it's an Ironman Expert; photos in the "Love of 80s paint-jobs (https://www.bikeforums.net/21681108-post9154.html)" thread.
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,400
Posted By Chinghis

Similar reaction to mine when someone told me I...

Similar reaction to mine when someone told me I should see it. I'm thinking, that's a kid's movie, right? Oops.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,400
Posted By Chinghis

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger...

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan in the early 1980s, I guess after watching Conan the Barbarian. So I dragged my (good-humored) girlfriend to The Terminator on the day it came out....
09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Chinghis

That's a cool site. Unfortunately for me, it...

That's a cool site. Unfortunately for me, it shows a deep purple (202) dot about a quarter-mile from our house, And more red dots on my route to work. Yuck.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,250
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, since the 1980s. I didn't realize that...

Yes, since the 1980s. I didn't realize that "bike-free" was a thing back, but I didn't own a car until I was in my late 30s. Oh, wait, I had one for a year or so in my late 20s, but I let it...
09-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, yeah, that's pretty out of whack! Maybe the...

Ack, yeah, that's pretty out of whack! Maybe the rest of us have better GPS coverage for some reason? That's weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,223
Posted By Chinghis

That'a great image. Mainly because we've all been...

That'a great image. Mainly because we've all been there and can relate, I guess.
09-15-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Chinghis

Huh, yeah, interesting. I use the free version -...

Huh, yeah, interesting. I use the free version - I start a ride, lock the screen, and stick the phone in my jersey. So I generally don't look at it while I'm riding, which helps battery consumption,...
09-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,112
Posted By Chinghis

Well, I had it all planned. Brought clothes in...

Well, I had it all planned. Brought clothes in yesterday, was going to ride the road bike in today. Announced the plan to the wife and son, who promptly guilted me out of it. Was still motivated to...
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