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06-06-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,540
Posted By t4mv

t4 is the internal designation for the VW...

t4 is the internal designation for the VW Transporter, fourth generation (Eurovan, in the US market) and mv is the trim level (multivan). We got it after our first born showed up, and we still have...
06-02-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By t4mv

Wow, chapeau to you, Mr O, that was epic. The...

Wow, chapeau to you, Mr O, that was epic. The duration of the ride was about the same as my first DD about 3 lifetimes ago, but, yours with rain definitely awards you the Hardman title. Yes, I...
09-10-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By t4mv

Well done funbikerchick, a century at any age is...

Well done funbikerchick, a century at any age is an accomplishment, hopefully this is the first of many more adventures that await.


Wileyrat, I think I hear El Tour calling your name; I did it...
05-07-17, 01:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,404
Posted By t4mv

Another Bahamontes here.

Another Bahamontes here.
09-03-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,040
Posted By t4mv

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for voicing a pet...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for voicing a pet peeve of mine as well. I wish !@#$%^& Alan Wong's would go move to the other side of the island ('sorry, CB, I realize you're on the other side of...
10-21-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By t4mv

We try to do this ride every year, and this...

We try to do this ride every year, and this year's ride was a good one, with a little rain to make one feel like a Euro pro (ok, well, maybe not), a little wind to mix it up a bit, and a ride up and...
03-10-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
Posted By t4mv

Don't know if he quit making frames or not,...

Don't know if he quit making frames or not, 'can't imagine that he would because he's been building for quite a while, but, I spoke with him a couple some years ago and he was still going. If you...
11-19-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By t4mv

Here, let this be a teaser for you. :) ...

Here, let this be a teaser for you. :)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/t4mv/Canopy_zps1aaf4269.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/t4mv/media/Canopy_zps1aaf4269.jpg.html)
11-18-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By t4mv

I've only ever done two rides on Oahu (well, OK,...

I've only ever done two rides on Oahu (well, OK, maybe 3, then); the Tantalus loop I know like the back of my hand and I would recommend that as one of the more interesting rides that is not an out...
Forum: Foo
08-03-14, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,773
Posted By t4mv

If your wife's computer has a dual core proc, I'd...

If your wife's computer has a dual core proc, I'd just spring for Win7 64bit and max the RAM, unless she's a power user.

Oh, and an SSD drive...
Forum: Foo
08-01-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,773
Posted By t4mv

Well, what I meant was, a well crafted query in...

Well, what I meant was, a well crafted query in Google (like, when you go to google.com), will return anything and everything from a correct answer to what you seek to, well, crap. So, from a...
Forum: Foo
08-01-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,773
Posted By t4mv

Four words: Google is your friend.

Four words: Google is your friend.
07-12-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,741
Posted By t4mv

Yeah, he and Paul are OK, but I think it'd be...

Yeah, he and Paul are OK, but I think it'd be pretty cool if NBC or whoever owns the rights to broadcast in my neck of the woods ditched them and stuck Chris Horner in there, if the guy ever decided...
06-30-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By t4mv

Wife and I have the IRBM also, and I would just...

Wife and I have the IRBM also, and I would just like to add that even if you get the aim off a little bit when you initially wrap it, you *can* adjust it a fair amount to where the vanishing point of...
04-16-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,121
Posted By t4mv

Hey, Rick, the wife and I did TB last Sat also,...

Hey, Rick, the wife and I did TB last Sat also, the 100k route. It was OK; I always hate the slog between GHS and Uvas reservoir or whatever that second stop is because it's such a (relatively) big...
02-07-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By t4mv

It's interesting you mention that because I used...

It's interesting you mention that because I used to ride after work in the winter since it was right by a MUP. I had no fear of being hit by anything because there was nothing out there at that hour...
02-03-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By t4mv

'Timely thread for us as well, as mrs t4mv has...

'Timely thread for us as well, as mrs t4mv has joined the 21st century by purchasing an endurance wsd road bike yesterday. After visiting more than enough LBSs and talking with the guys doing the...
01-05-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,391
Posted By t4mv

The shot was taken on Tantalus Drive, in Oahu,...

The shot was taken on Tantalus Drive, in Oahu, Hawaii. It can be seen, albeit going in the opposite direction, at 10:37 of the following video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfgb-x0ubl4) off a...
01-05-14, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,391
Posted By t4mv

Been riding this stuff for the past week...'still...

Been riding this stuff for the past week...'still got another week to go before it's back to the same old grind. :)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/t4mv/Canopy_zps1aaf4269.jpg...
12-16-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,295
Posted By t4mv

I'm sorry, Biker395, I can't quite read what's on...

I'm sorry, Biker395, I can't quite read what's on your sign there, does it say "Get off my lawn, kid" ? :thumb:
12-02-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By t4mv

Yeah, and if tomorrow doesn't work out for you,...

Yeah, and if tomorrow doesn't work out for you, then definitely plan a ride for Friday night. That should guarantee some down time. :)
12-01-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By t4mv

Maybe Tuesday will be your day, Rick. ;)

Maybe Tuesday will be your day, Rick. ;)
11-23-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By t4mv

Gilroy Hot Springs and Henry Coe..sweet! Nicely...

Gilroy Hot Springs and Henry Coe..sweet! Nicely done, and happy birthday, Rick! :thumb:
11-18-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,169
Posted By t4mv

I think their issues go a bit beyond the...

I think their issues go a bit beyond the inability to write cursive. It's a little more basic than that. ;)

I would agree that putting your qualifications at the top is probably the most...
11-16-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,215
Posted By t4mv

Uh, maybe you shouldn't go see it...

Uh, maybe you shouldn't go see it (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/review-armstrong-lie-tracks-rise-fall-150752640.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory) then.
11-15-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By t4mv

Better yet, go sign up for one of those...

Better yet, go sign up for one of those framebuilder courses and fix it yourself. C'mon, you always wanted to be a framebuilder, didn't you?.. ;)
10-16-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,394
Posted By t4mv

To keep from falling into the unrecoverable abyss...

To keep from falling into the unrecoverable abyss of Fred-dom, why don't you just layer? Maybe go with a wool undershirt (unless you're itchy, in which case use a Craft or whatever brand undie that...
10-16-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,988
Posted By t4mv

Yeah, that's a toughie to return to the scene of...

Yeah, that's a toughie to return to the scene of a bad crash and push through. 'Glad to hear he's recovering well.
10-16-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,750
Posted By t4mv

Raudi, 'sorry, I didn't mean to imply that spam...

Raudi, 'sorry, I didn't mean to imply that spam musubis were going to mitigate cramps, only that we're in Hawaii, and other than pineapples, and shave ice, and maybe guava, there wasn't a whole lot...
09-30-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,750
Posted By t4mv

Nicely done, robble! I was in about the same...

Nicely done, robble! I was in about the same boat (timewise) as you. Started in group B, which was about right. The promenade down Kalanianaole Hwy was pretty nice with HPD holding traffic. ...
09-23-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,483
Posted By t4mv

Vic, from a previous post a while ago, I think...

Vic, from a previous post a while ago, I think you should get one of these, even though they're no longer made. ;)

http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/a6/e5/2003-Merlin-Cielo-bikes.jpg
09-23-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,483
Posted By t4mv

Yeah, that would probably be the Teledyne Titan. ...

Yeah, that would probably be the Teledyne Titan. Whippier than a limp noodle until someone figured out you were supposed to OS the tubes and mix in something other than just Ti...
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09-19-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By t4mv

Cycling fatality: Not your typical 50+er

Sad news today from my neighborhood, on roads that those here in the SFBA ride quite often:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/former-amazon-star-exec-killed-in-bike-accident-194841213.html


Be...
09-19-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By t4mv

I'm kinda curious, did you say this to your son...

I'm kinda curious, did you say this to your son half his lifetime ago, or did he just get his driver's license? :D

It's pretty cool when one of your own wants to go riding with you. :thumb:
09-14-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By t4mv

^^^ Yeah, this was the best grand tour of the...

^^^
Yeah, this was the best grand tour of the year, hands down.
08-14-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,133
Posted By t4mv

jyl, you gotta go watch Breaking Away...

jyl, you gotta go watch Breaking Away (http://vimeo.com/50872582), again.
08-07-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By t4mv

Curtis, I think you should just give it to Al...

Curtis, I think you should just give it to Al right now. :p

It's too bad I threw away the little suction cup mini-hangers that Champ Sys gave out at the host cities of the ToC, else I'd give 'em...
08-03-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By t4mv

Are you a left foot starter? i.e. your first...

Are you a left foot starter? i.e. your first quarter turn is with your left foot? I descend like you with the left foot being the lead foot as well, and I always just thought it was because I prefer...
08-01-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By t4mv

Gah! I *knew* I had seen one of those signs...

Gah! I *knew* I had seen one of those signs somewhere but I couldn't remember where it was, and the above spot was it. It was just this past weekend, too...

Nice pics, TromboneAl, you might have...
07-30-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,902
Posted By t4mv

Hey, Vic, Campy called...they want their shifters...

Hey, Vic, Campy called...they want their shifters back... :p

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2012/12/15/1355531198503-1jxixprzlth7h-670-70.jpg


Weren't there discussions like this...
07-28-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,575
Posted By t4mv

Yeah, I like the Tegaderm(tm) or colloidal...

Yeah, I like the Tegaderm(tm) or colloidal patches. Clean it out, slap it on and let if fall off on its own. When it eventually does fall off, you should see nice, new, pink flesh, and hopefully no...
07-23-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By t4mv

So..if you've already purchased a replacement...

So..if you've already purchased a replacement bearing set and the tool to swap out, maybe you should see if you can service the old bearings you pull off? I have this crankset on one of my bikes...
07-22-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,766
Posted By t4mv

Hmmm, this works on so many levels... I nominate...

Hmmm, this works on so many levels... I nominate yours for thought of the day.

I think one of the best parts of cycling (at least for me) is being completely unplugged for however long I'm out...
07-22-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,794
Posted By t4mv

OK, no training words of wisdom for you other...

OK, no training words of wisdom for you other than what's already been covered, but here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukJutf7faD4) some motivation for you. Just skip the first 3 minutes of...
07-16-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By t4mv

Hi, Siu! Yeah, I tried that for the dude, but it...

Hi, Siu! Yeah, I tried that for the dude, but it says you cannot ignore moderators? He's like the Angel Hernandez of BF mods. :rolleyes:
07-15-13, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By t4mv

Hi, guys, hey, has anyone figured out how to...

Hi, guys, hey, has anyone figured out how to ignore mods? Some of them really shouldn't be mods.. :rolleyes:
07-14-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By t4mv

Why does this look so familiar?.... Did someone...

Why does this look so familiar?.... Did someone else post the same link a couple days ago, somewhere (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/900390-Fun-video-on-the-TDF)?

I keep thinking it's...
07-12-13, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By t4mv

I just thought you were supposed to throw stuff...

I just thought you were supposed to throw stuff up on the wall and see what sticks. I did what Petersen said not to do and I'm batting .500. Both have done centuries while in high school, but only...
07-11-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By t4mv

If you pull the tube, I might suggest that you...

If you pull the tube, I might suggest that you pass it through the water test at a slower-than-usual rate. And wiggle the stem some more...or other parts of it besides the base.
07-10-13, 10:50 PM
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