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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

When I got married the future FIL volunteered to...

When I got married the future FIL volunteered to do the photography, being an amateur photog with a bunch of nice equipment. I don't remember if we gave him any money for expenses or whatever but the...
01-27-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

What little activity there is could have stayed...

What little activity there is could have stayed in the C&V subforum, no? Or just the Road sub. I guess this was discussed before they started that sub.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Of course it was. Curmudgeon.

Of course it was. Curmudgeon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Today I went riding at the bike path. It was a...

Today I went riding at the bike path. It was a little windy but beautiful. I saw a lady pushing her e-bike and asked if she needed help. She had a rear flat and no tools, pump, or spare tube. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your...

If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Guess so. I'm going to the old shop this Friday...

Guess so. I'm going to the old shop this Friday to see another guy who retired before I did and some of the guys are taking us to lunch. I could try to diagnose a few problem cars while I'm there as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

A couple weeks ago I put a cam actuator solenoid...

A couple weeks ago I put a cam actuator solenoid in the Trailblazer. Took about 15 or 20 minutes at a casual pace. It was the first time I worked on a car in more than 2 years. It was enough for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,949
Posted By big john

It's happened at least twice that I know of and I...

It's happened at least twice that I know of and I read that the first one was dismissed
Family sues Strava website for cyclist William "Kim" Flint's death | ABC7 San Francisco | abc7news.com -...
01-26-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,654
Posted By big john

I took a radiator to a radiator shop to be...

I took a radiator to a radiator shop to be repaired. It was in the front trunk of my Corvair and when I opened the lid the guy working there said "Oh, we don't remove them from cars".He thought I...
01-25-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 664,710
Posted By big john

Today I took the mtb up the mountain behind the...

Today I took the mtb up the mountain behind the house. It's about 3000 feet higher than the house and there is a partially paved road to the top of the ridge, then all dirt once there and on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

That's big. ...

That's big.
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01-25-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,078
Posted By big john

I am definitely not obsessed with numbers, stats,...

I am definitely not obsessed with numbers, stats, or metrics but I like to do an epic ride for my birthday each year. I don't have a computer on my bike or keep records but there are a lot of routes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

When my ex took off she left a bunch of her...

When my ex took off she left a bunch of her records with me. Most of them aren't my cup of tea.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Still going up. ...

Still going up.
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Now on top looking north into the next valley....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

The Tuesday road ride didn't happen today so I...

The Tuesday road ride didn't happen today so I took the mtb up the hill near home and I took a few snaps.
The first part is 10% for a while so I took a break where the grade relents a bit. My house...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I feel the same about most of the popular music...

I feel the same about most of the popular music from the 50s and 60s. Actually, most popular music.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Mrs John is the Queen of words to me. She plays...

Mrs John is the Queen of words to me. She plays Words With Friends online, It's similar to Scrabble. There used to be a Soul Food restaurant near here where if you beat the owner at Scrabble you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

After the ride you could cut a hole in the ice...

After the ride you could cut a hole in the ice and go for a swim.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Tough guy.

Tough guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,949
Posted By big john

Yeah, I saw your post and I was wondering if they...

Yeah, I saw your post and I was wondering if they had stopped all descending KOMs and then reinstated some after some time had passed. I know Strava had denied any responsibility but I thought I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,949
Posted By big john

I thought they stopped that after some tragedies...

I thought they stopped that after some tragedies a few years back?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Nice of them to put jugs of hydraulic oil in...

Nice of them to put jugs of hydraulic oil in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Do not want that either.

Do not want that either.
01-24-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,971
Posted By big john

I was preparing for a trip to the Eastern Sierra...

I was preparing for a trip to the Eastern Sierra mountains and wanted the lowest gear I had. I had a triple on one bike but only a 25 cog in back so I took the wheel off the other bike (double crank)...
01-24-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,971
Posted By big john

I worked with a guy who raced BMX @ 45 years old....

I worked with a guy who raced BMX @ 45 years old. He would go to the races with his kid and they had adult races, too, so he started doing it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Do not want. ...

Do not want.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I worked at a Jeep-Eagle dealer and we serviced...

I worked at a Jeep-Eagle dealer and we serviced Renault cars as part of the deal. We all made jokes about the cars but whenever a Fuego came in we would all gather around to marvel at the weirdness...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I'll say. Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (I...

I'll say. Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (I googled PDK)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Seems like a lot but you can't have a 911 and...

Seems like a lot but you can't have a 911 and expect cheap maintenance. I worked for a guy who did mods and service on 911s and 930s. I was astonished at the prices of things back then and that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

One reason I liked the stickshift transmissions...

One reason I liked the stickshift transmissions is that I could work on them myself. Of course, the last one was so bad I had to buy a rebuilt unit.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I think it should be a manual trans but it should...

I think it should be a manual trans but it should have a/c. That said, I wanted to teach Mrs John to drive a manual when I had the S-10 but she wouldn't hear of it. Someone in her distant past tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I did the same, then I asked Mrs John for help....

I did the same, then I asked Mrs John for help. First time doing that.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

And the Fearsome Foursome.

And the Fearsome Foursome.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Imagine the pressure. You sit and watch until the...

Imagine the pressure. You sit and watch until the last play with the season on the line.

This last one was a gigantic relief for me. Not just because I'm a Rams fan, but I've had enough Brady to...
01-23-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,654
Posted By big john

I liked 'em, too. I would have settled for a...

I liked 'em, too. I would have settled for a trash truck. I ended up driving a tow truck for a few years in my 20s. I had a customer tell me tow trucks were her son's second favorite to trash trucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Every time it seems like the Rams are going to...

Every time it seems like the Rams are going to win they find a way to give it back to Brady.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Might fit if you took out 75mm of spacers under...

Might fit if you took out 75mm of spacers under the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

Gotta keep it going, a long way until the end.

Gotta keep it going, a long way until the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I went with club #2 on a short ride with over 20...

I went with club #2 on a short ride with over 20 riders. It was billed as a no-drop social ride and it lived up to that. Fun chatting with some people I haven't seen in a while. Saw a triathlete girl...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

When they beat the Rams a couple weeks back they...

When they beat the Rams a couple weeks back they got stronger as the game went on and the Rams couldn't stop their run game. Then against Dallas they faded and started screwing up and were lucky to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I live at the base of those mountains in the...

I live at the base of those mountains in the distance. You can see part of the valley which is home to 1.5 million people....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

I went out for a couple hours on the mtb. Wind...

I went out for a couple hours on the mtb. Wind was very strong and I almost got pushed over a couple times and had a little sand blown into my eyes. Decided to cut it short and it was a bit of work...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 40,015
Posted By big john

High wind warning all over the area today,...

High wind warning all over the area today, predicting 50 mph gusts in my area and 60 mph in other areas where i like to ride. I think I'll take the mtb out and give it a go. Seems a little calmer now...
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