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05-13-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,497
Posted By mprelaw

Should have been riding stealth carbon. :D ...

Should have been riding stealth carbon. :D

I've hit 47 on some downhills, which is somewhat surprising considering what passes for a "hill" on a 70 mile long sandbar extending onto the ocean.
05-13-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By mprelaw

Schwinn is now part of Dorel Industries, along...

Schwinn is now part of Dorel Industries, along with Cannondale and GT. In Dorel's hierarchy of brands, Schwinn ranks at the bottom---their box store brand, although they make a separate line...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,300
Posted By mprelaw

If cycling ever gets to be such a chore that I...

If cycling ever gets to be such a chore that I need music to make it bearable, I'll find something else to spend too much money on. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By mprelaw

He used to like cycling enough to try to get an...

He used to like cycling enough to try to get an East Coast tour going. It had almost a 10 year run, although not always as the Tour de Trump. Even "He Who Must Not Be Named" won it a couple of times....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,607
Posted By mprelaw

And I mix and match my DeMarchi bibs with...

And I mix and match my DeMarchi bibs with Performance jerseys. :D
05-11-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By mprelaw

Not here. In Massachusetts there are no laws...

Not here. In Massachusetts there are no laws against cycling while under the influence---the OUI laws have a very specific definition of motor vehicle, which excludes bicycles.
05-11-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By mprelaw

How many times do you look to the right for...

How many times do you look to the right for oncoming traffic, when you're making a right turn? Very, very few people do.The last ting you expect is someone on the wrong side of the road. There's a...
05-10-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By mprelaw

And when the driver pulling out of a side road or...

And when the driver pulling out of a side road or driveway, turning right, only checks the oncoming traffic from the left, I call them hood ornaments. :rolleyes:

It more common for them to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By mprelaw

Umm, since when is Trek a budget brand?

Umm, since when is Trek a budget brand?
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By mprelaw

If the frame fit sucks, tires won't make a...

If the frame fit sucks, tires won't make a difference.
05-05-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,064
Posted By mprelaw

^^

^^
05-04-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,938
Posted By mprelaw

Or, in the car for the ride home, from an event...

Or, in the car for the ride home, from an event or group ride. :D
05-04-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,064
Posted By mprelaw

When you set off the wattage bazooka, did you...

When you set off the wattage bazooka, did you dial it up to 400 and drope the hamer?
04-29-16, 01:38 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,258
Posted By mprelaw

The dude in front of him didn't win a silver...

The dude in front of him didn't win a silver medal in the Olympics, or a TdF stage, either. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,258
Posted By mprelaw

Especially this fat guy. ;) 518257

Especially this fat guy. ;)

518257
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By mprelaw

You know there's a real easy solution to your...

You know there's a real easy solution to your problem, right? ;)

Hint: it's not a bell. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,258
Posted By mprelaw

517184 Some fat guys can get it going. :D

517184

Some fat guys can get it going. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By mprelaw

If you never saw him play in college, you missed...

If you never saw him play in college, you missed him at the very best of his game. He could pull down a rebound, fire an outlet pass, and then still run the court to finish the break with a lay-up....
04-21-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By mprelaw

The good thing about sand is, it's usually a soft...

The good thing about sand is, it's usually a soft landing. Unfortunately, it looks like he went down on the drive side, so there was some cleaning involved, no doubt. :D
04-20-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By mprelaw

oops

oops
04-20-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By mprelaw

Of course the mechanics have to know. All along...

Of course the mechanics have to know. All along you've been handling a bike that you had to add weight to, to get it to the 15 lb. minimum allowed, and now all of a sudden you fail to notice, "hmmmm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By mprelaw

When I need something right away, or a repair...

When I need something right away, or a repair that I don't have the right tool(s) to do myself. Otherwise, I'd be like the kid licking the windows of the candy store. ;)
04-18-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By mprelaw

This month's flavor of woo. If you don't...

This month's flavor of woo.

If you don't have celiac disease, you don't have to go gluten-free.
04-17-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By mprelaw

I've been a type-2 diabetic since February of...

I've been a type-2 diabetic since February of 2010. It runs on the maternal side of my family. In season, I do 200+ mile weeks on the bike. Since being diagnosed I think I've done a dozen or so 100+...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,019
Posted By mprelaw

Sag wagon, organized ride, are there shorter...

Sag wagon, organized ride, are there shorter options that all start over the same initial route? Typically, turning off at intermediate intersections for the shorter options.? If so, enter and decide...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,807
Posted By mprelaw

^^^^ This. Next time you do a long ride, use the...

^^^^ This. Next time you do a long ride, use the drops for as long as you can stand to. If it turns out that you can do most of the ride on the drops, flip the stem down. Lather, rinse, and repeat....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,019
Posted By mprelaw

When is this next metric scheduled? I looked at...

When is this next metric scheduled? I looked at earlier posts and didn't see a date??

If it's this weekend, skip it. A month or two down the road, go for it. Don't be afraid to get off and walk if...
04-12-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,179
Posted By mprelaw

And a couple of snippets of their team car. :D ...

And a couple of snippets of their team car. :D

Tinkoff sure loves seeing their logo above the rainbow, tho.
04-11-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,040
Posted By mprelaw

Oh boy!!! Another Lance thread. :thumb: ...

Oh boy!!! Another Lance thread. :thumb:

:popcorn
04-11-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,179
Posted By mprelaw

Inspired by the Great Gazoo on the Flintstones. :D

Inspired by the Great Gazoo on the Flintstones. :D
04-11-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,300
Posted By mprelaw

The import duty would probably have been paid...

The import duty would probably have been paid when Merlin imported the frame from China or Taiwan.

The same bike is listed for $411 USD on Merlin's we site. VAT is not charged on sales to the US,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By mprelaw

Lantern rouge if you're classy. Otherwise, just...

Lantern rouge if you're classy. Otherwise, just DFL. ;)

So this is that AOAL dude, or whatever his handle was---ASFOS on RBR?
04-03-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,746
Posted By mprelaw

WADA didn't exist when Anquetil and Merckx won...

WADA didn't exist when Anquetil and Merckx won their 5. Or when Hinault and Mig did, for that matter. So there was no WADA code for them to sign, and no provisions for vacating their titles. Lance...
04-01-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,331
Posted By mprelaw

Wind is more of a deal breaker for me. I live...

Wind is more of a deal breaker for me. I live along the coast and gusting cross winds can rise to the point where it is dangerous to ride.
04-01-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,047
Posted By mprelaw

One of my wife's relatives in Europe has a...

One of my wife's relatives in Europe has a vintage car with "three on the tree"---the old 3 speed manual steering column shift. No power steering. I love a vintage drive now and then too (although...
03-29-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,309
Posted By mprelaw

I dunno. It started with me by my late 20s/early...

I dunno. It started with me by my late 20s/early 30s.

I also have some scarring there which probably didn't help.
03-28-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,309
Posted By mprelaw

Real hard men use an epilator. :thumb:

Real hard men use an epilator. :thumb:
03-25-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,309
Posted By mprelaw

Oh boy, a shaving thread. These deliver almost as...

Oh boy, a shaving thread. These deliver almost as well as Lance threads in the 41. :popcorn

Can we do a saddle bag or waving thread next? Can we, can we? Pretty please. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,219
Posted By mprelaw

They're about as good as entry level wheels get.

They're about as good as entry level wheels get.
03-22-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,734
Posted By mprelaw

Uhh, guys----the chamois in cycling shorts is not...

Uhh, guys----the chamois in cycling shorts is not there for "padding". :hug:
03-21-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,734
Posted By mprelaw

Why waste honey on skates, when you can tape two...

Why waste honey on skates, when you can tape two steak knives to an old pair of boots and play hockey? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 83,055
Posted By mprelaw

With the front wheel removed, a road bike will...

With the front wheel removed, a road bike will fit in the trunk of most mid-sized sedans. As long as you're only going to transport one bike, buy the car that suits you best, not your bike.

Here's...
03-11-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,026
Posted By mprelaw

The UCI is based in Switzerland----maybe they can...

The UCI is based in Switzerland----maybe they can sue to collect over there.
03-11-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mprelaw

I've been using an Accu-Test Aviva for several...

I've been using an Accu-Test Aviva for several years. My a1c has been consistently under 6 from nine months after being diagnosed, so I don't test every day anymore.


Uh, yeah, Accu-Check, not...
03-08-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,026
Posted By mprelaw

I doubt that the CAS would uphold it.

I doubt that the CAS would uphold it.
03-08-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,754
Posted By mprelaw

Tell that to Alberto Salazar. A physical wreck at...

Tell that to Alberto Salazar. A physical wreck at age 57.
03-04-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By mprelaw

Ford's making it? How would you like to have that...

Ford's making it? How would you like to have that thing deploy when you're turning to that side at 20+? :D
03-03-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,754
Posted By mprelaw

I was a serious, competitive long-distance runner...

I was a serious, competitive long-distance runner in college and into my early 30s. I got out of it with two good knees. I'm not about to try running again now. :D
03-03-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,413
Posted By mprelaw

In season, I usually ride 150-200 miles a week. ...

In season, I usually ride 150-200 miles a week.

This time of the year? If I can get in 50, it was a good week. :D

I'm working full time, and my night vision has gotten worse over the last 5...
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