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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I decided on a club ride today. 13 of us started...

I decided on a club ride today. 13 of us started and one didn't show up at the top of the big climb, which was an out and back. 3 of the young bucks decided they wanted more (we were only doing 45...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

What's your vacuuming suffer score?

What's your vacuuming suffer score?
03-06-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,982
Posted By big john

Were you on the Lowracer? I'd bet you could get...

Were you on the Lowracer? I'd bet you could get some serious speed on that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Cherry picking?

Cherry picking?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

That's what it looks like! I bought them from...

That's what it looks like! I bought them from on-line sellers, never from them directly.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

It looks really good. My friend had one in that...

It looks really good. My friend had one in that ugly purple.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I think so, but I have no data to support that.

I think so, but I have no data to support that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Check out Miche.

Check out Miche.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Banned users don't always appear on that thread...

Banned users don't always appear on that thread right away, and sometimes not at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By big john

I like to keep at least 1 tire on hand in case I...

I like to keep at least 1 tire on hand in case I damage one, but I have 2 road bikes so I could rob one bike to ride the other. I haven't had trouble finding tires recently.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I rode with a group 2 weeks ago over the hills...

I rode with a group 2 weeks ago over the hills with 2 climbs. With the 34x29 low I stayed in front of or close to most of the others on the 9 mile climb. After a few miles descending there is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I ran triples for 10+ years before I got the...

I ran triples for 10+ years before I got the Seven and it came with a 52x39 crank and 12-25 10 speed cassette. I rode it like that for a while and it was fine for small climbs and even the 3 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Some of my friends have done the Eroica rides in...

Some of my friends have done the Eroica rides in California and one guy did one in Italy. You have to ride a vintage bike with exposed brake cables and I forget what else except you can't use...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

You could start a thread about it in the 41. A...

You could start a thread about it in the 41. A disk brake thread. I wonder how that would go?
03-04-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,676
Views: 345,414
Posted By big john

tacking

tacking
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By big john

Cream - Deserted Cities of the Heart - YouTube

Cream - Deserted Cities of the Heart - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By big john

Ten Years Gone (1990 Remaster) - YouTube

Ten Years Gone (1990 Remaster) - YouTube
03-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By big john

But it could if he's riding an ill fitting pos...

But it could if he's riding an ill fitting pos and upgrades to a nice bike that fits.

If one is already riding an appropriate bike for their purposes then there will be little difference with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By big john

I never checked. Also, until today, I never...

I never checked. Also, until today, I never thought about this.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,432
Posted By big john

Years ago we made jokes about weight weenies...

Years ago we made jokes about weight weenies taking a hacksaw to their chain hanger and pump peg.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,432
Posted By big john

True. I was thinking about a trusted rider...

True. I was thinking about a trusted rider showing up with bull horns. Most of us could handle that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

You could start a hand wringing thread about it.

You could start a hand wringing thread about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Not e-gloves! Just some threadbare wool glove...

Not e-gloves! Just some threadbare wool glove liners under fingerless gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

It started getting darker when I left to ride and...

It started getting darker when I left to ride and when I got to 3000 feet, or so, I rode into a cloud. By the time I got to the top it was windy and in the 30s. Put on my extra layer and started...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By big john

That was really fun to see and hear.

That was really fun to see and hear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

The transmission man where I worked was good with...

The transmission man where I worked was good with that thing. He was good with everything he tried, actually. Only about 35 now, he gives me hope for the future of our business. A few years ago he...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Supposed to be a chance of rain today but right...

Supposed to be a chance of rain today but right now it's beautiful and windless. I can see clouds coming, so I better get out and ride something. Yesterday we did 40 miles of relatively flat and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I was not involved with much of the noise...

I was not involved with much of the noise diagnosis at dealers. My hearing isn't good and it wasn't usually assigned to me, except exhaust leaks and engine noises. Sometimes the advisor would ask me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

My 86 S-10 Blazer had the infamous "chirp" from...

My 86 S-10 Blazer had the infamous "chirp" from the tailgate latch. When it was bad it was absolutely maddening. An almost constant, high pitched chirping that could not be drowned out by the radio....
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By big john

Steve Winwood // Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way...

Steve Winwood // Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home" - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - YouTube

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By big john

Yes but I liked some of Canned Heat, too.

Yes but I liked some of Canned Heat, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I can still hear out of the left ear, sorta. Air...

I can still hear out of the left ear, sorta. Air chisels ftw.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

My friend/best man bought a 50th anniversary...

My friend/best man bought a 50th anniversary Paramount with the white Sante group in 1988. I don't remember how much he paid for it but I chastised him for spending that much and he (rightly) told me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Actually, I'm not sure if that was the intent of...

Actually, I'm not sure if that was the intent of the song but it sounded like that to me. Wish I could hear it again to be sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

There was a pop-ish song a few years back that...

There was a pop-ish song a few years back that had native American type chanting in it. I liked it but I never knew who it was.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

It's pop music right now.

It's pop music right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Our cable t.v. has dozens of music stations.

Our cable t.v. has dozens of music stations.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Here is another straight from vinyl, complete...

Here is another straight from vinyl, complete with pops.
Fred Neil - Faretheewell - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,432
Posted By big john

You should ask the group you want to ride with....

You should ask the group you want to ride with. It would be ok with my club if you can handle the bike.
03-01-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By big john

That reminds me I haven't paid rent yet. Crap.

That reminds me I haven't paid rent yet. Crap.
03-01-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By big john

I agree about the trainer. We don't have winter...

I agree about the trainer. We don't have winter here but while I was working if it rained on the weekend I found it was really hard to get on the trainer. It's just not fun like riding outside.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Yeah I've ridden close to motorcycles before. I...

Yeah I've ridden close to motorcycles before. I like to be sure they know I'm there but many of them are cool with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Two of us were descending into Ojai valley and we...

Two of us were descending into Ojai valley and we caught up to a pick up truck and we were about to pass him and he wasn't going to let us. He was squealing the tires and almost lost it so we backed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

In the past, I would do hairball descents with...

In the past, I would do hairball descents with other riders, as long as I knew and trusted them. Now I don't want to be near others with a few exceptions. If it's straight or super wide it's not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By big john

Buying used is harder if you don't know what you...

Buying used is harder if you don't know what you want. If you could buy used from a shop they could at least help you get fitted on it and change parts or whatever needed changing.'
The only road...
03-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By big john

I never thought I wanted one until I got a...

I never thought I wanted one until I got a mountain bike that came with one. Now, I never want to mountain bike without one.

I've seen them in 27.2 diameter, which is common in road bikes, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

I'm such a descent wuss, I will let anyone pass...

I'm such a descent wuss, I will let anyone pass me so I can descend alone. I'm done testing the limits on turns. So many things have happened over the years.
One time 12 of us were descending a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

There is a video series called ""Descent...

There is a video series called ""Descent Disciples" done on roads that I am familiar with. I don't like watching them, they are terrifying.

I worked with a guy who rode his skateboard on part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8,759
Views: 130,248
Posted By big john

Next time I went up there I made sure to put the...

Next time I went up there I made sure to put the bag away from the lens.
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