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04-10-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By Tarantula

Windmill Century

Our Windmill Century ride is a scenic ride that begins at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, CA. (note location change from last year). Santa Maria, CA is located on U.S. Highway 101, in northern Santa...
07-13-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By Tarantula

Hills are my friends...

Downhill Gonzo runs are the rewards for going up the other side. Yes I seek out hills. The type of recreational riding that I do gets better all the way around when I am strong in the hills.

Of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Tarantula

Ratings

In answer to the original question...of course OLN (soon to be VERSUS) cares about ratings. In television you live and die by the ratings. That is the television industry's way of gauging success. If...
06-19-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Tarantula

Small World...

Three years ago I was out about 30 miles from home when I got into a maze of debris and double flatted. I had enough materials that I repaired both tires, but when I inflated the back tire, the tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tarantula

Continentals...

I have been running Conti GP3000's on my Neuvations. Thise are the sleeper wheels of the year. I live in the area where they are sold and occassionally the owner will be in the local LBS. He was half...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,895
Posted By Tarantula

Heart Attack Witness

A member of our club died of a heart attack while on one of our rides. He eclaimed,"Oh, my God!", and then fell off of the bike. No amount of resuscitation helped. By the time paramedics arrived it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tarantula

I am living on the wild side...

I ground all my 'lips' off.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tarantula

I have been using OPs for many years now. The...

I have been using OPs for many years now. The original set that I have has around 28,000 miles and the other set has around 12,000 miles ( I do love to exagerate [brag] about my riding, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tarantula

Actually...

The plastic disk has been placed on your bike by the same people that adhere the tags on mattresses. If you get a magnifying glass out and find the fine print on the disk, you will notice that there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Tarantula

Santa Ynez Valley

I rode the Santa Ynez Valley today. Lots of people on bicycles everywhere. This included Duffers, Freds and Team CSC. But the real reason I started this post was to brag about the 80 degree weather...
01-26-06, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,546
Posted By Tarantula

This will seem like we are hijacking this thread...

This will seem like we are hijacking this thread to talk migraines...and I guess that is true.

I am one that cannot function with a "runaway" migraine. I can't work, ride or be a human being so I...
01-24-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,546
Posted By Tarantula

I was on Beta blockers for migraine prevention...

I was on Beta blockers for migraine prevention for 2 years. I was training for a few different things and found that I wasn't getting past a certain level. I stopped taking the blockers and after 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Tarantula

I (we) ride in the Solvang area year round....

I (we) ride in the Solvang area year round. January, especially towards the end of the month is hit or miss weather wise. Last January we had several days where the temps were 60-70 degrees. We also...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Tarantula

Gvhbikes.

Gvhbikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,336
Posted By Tarantula

I still have my CAAD3. It was the bike that I...

I still have my CAAD3. It was the bike that I used to fall in love with the road. It was stiff, responsive and is still in great shape with over 18,000 miles. I have worn out a bottom bracket, many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,474
Posted By Tarantula

It appears that you would be easy to psyche if I...

It appears that you would be easy to psyche if I was racing against you. You seem to have a hair trigger on your temper and when the response that you needed is not given then you react negatively...
07-25-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By Tarantula

I ride with 2 guys that are older than I am (more...

I ride with 2 guys that are older than I am (more than 55). They are both hard of hearing and ( it appears)mechanically challenged. The bikes they ride are high end but are never adjusted correctly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Tarantula

It could be several different problems as other...

It could be several different problems as other people have already indicated.

As for me, I have had 2 problems with cleat placement. The first forced a slight toe in and I developed tendonitis...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-05, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By Tarantula

Purple Extreme.

Purple Extreme.
06-13-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Tarantula

Birthday Ride

I decided I was going to do one of those poignant birthday rides on Sunday where I ride a mile for every year old I am. It felt so good that I kept pushing it and it appears that I am 83 years old....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Tarantula

I began (at 45 years old) in a similar way. I...

I began (at 45 years old) in a similar way. I thought that my gearing wasn't low enough. Now I realize that I just needed to be in better shape. A triple with a 12-25 rear should let you build up...
06-09-05, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,074
Posted By Tarantula

There is nothing wrong with being liberal. Take...

There is nothing wrong with being liberal. Take your politics to a different forum.
06-07-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,578
Posted By Tarantula

Clutch your chest, stare wildly at the driver and...

Clutch your chest, stare wildly at the driver and slump to the ground...or ignore them and remember that there is a great cross section of life with good, bad and indifferent people. It is always...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,259
Posted By Tarantula

I did it on both of my road bikes and life is so...

I did it on both of my road bikes and life is so much easier when changing flats or wheelsets or just cleaning. A Dremel tool makes it precision work.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tarantula

No. What I am saying is he should let us know...

No. What I am saying is he should let us know what the use is going to be and what his riding level is before we tell him what bike to buy. I am also suggesting that our personal preferences aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-05, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tarantula

It seems that there are a lot of people on this...

It seems that there are a lot of people on this subject that have prejudged this bike. Maybe it should be approached this way: What are you going to use the Motobecane for? Are you just getting into...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,334
Posted By Tarantula

Mine is on the wall and in a nice frame. 50mph in...

Mine is on the wall and in a nice frame. 50mph in a 25 zone (downhill).
Forum: Foo
03-23-05, 02:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Tarantula

Ghost Recon2

I've been playing a lot of Ghost Recon 2. Most of the game is a good escape and I spend time after work (midnight to 1:00 AM) playing and unwinding. I'm an okay player but have not figured out how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tarantula

I am one of the local riders and I must say this...

I am one of the local riders and I must say this was one of the best behaved (disciplined) bunch of riders that I have seen in recent years.
My club had a small ride for those of us who ride the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-05, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,896
Posted By Tarantula

Look around a group of seasoned cyclists. The...

Look around a group of seasoned cyclists. The ones that hobble or limp when they walk are the ones that swear by the 'no float' pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-05, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Tarantula

I have the new Ultegra 10 on as an upgrade for my...

I have the new Ultegra 10 on as an upgrade for my 1 year old bike. My old stuff (DA) has been transfered to my number 2 bike. My LBS had the Ultegra in stock. How well does it work? I pick up the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,932
Posted By Tarantula

I see that a lot of people are plugging the ride...

I see that a lot of people are plugging the ride from their club...so here's mine:
http://www.tailwindsbc.org/WindMill/Default.htm
This happens in mid july in central california.
Email me for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Tarantula

I owned a Cinelli Starlight and it was one of the...

I owned a Cinelli Starlight and it was one of the sweetest climbing machines that I've ever ridden. However, the durability was highly questionable. I broke 2 downtubes (within a year) while climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-04, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Tarantula

As a side note, there is a great site that is run...

As a side note, there is a great site that is run by a motorcycle guy (kind of a cycling cousin). The site has a lot of California roads with descriptions and maps and a lot of links to other roads....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-04, 12:09 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,512
Posted By Tarantula

Dad? Is that you?

Dad? Is that you?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-04, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Tarantula

If you have 1 pair you are a poor Italian wanna...

If you have 1 pair you are a poor Italian wanna be racer.
2 pairs mean that you are serious and the second pair is usually older and used in the rain.
3 pairs of shoes mean that you are a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-04, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Tarantula

First of all, Erkel gets more action than we...

First of all, Erkel gets more action than we could dream about.
Secondly, as a group we are geeky enough. No need to add to that lovely image.
As the immortal Bill always says,"It's not how well...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-04, 11:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,229
Posted By Tarantula

I was off the bike for 1 week and then I did a...

I was off the bike for 1 week and then I did a couple of "test" rides. The "test" rides were 20 and 30 miles (flat). After that I did my regular stuff on the bike.

As a side note, this was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By Tarantula

Sometimes a spirited sprint with some competitive...

Sometimes a spirited sprint with some competitive juices flowing is fun. I ride 1 or 2 days a week with a mostly social riding club, but every once in a while we'll get into it and have some real...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-04, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Tarantula

I run the Dura Ace triple which means that the 2...

I run the Dura Ace triple which means that the 2 big rings are 53/39. These match my double bike and because of that I run the same cassette on both. This is so that it is easier to jump between...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-04, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Tarantula

The Holiday halves is my club's ride. It changes...

The Holiday halves is my club's ride. It changes some every year. This year there are a couple of stimulating climbs. One of them is over Harris grade (listed in some of the tour guides) and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-04, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Tarantula

I went from a Dura Ace 12-27 to the SRAM 12-26...

I went from a Dura Ace 12-27 to the SRAM 12-26 for all of my big hill stuff (most recently the High Sierra Fall Century). I thought that the performance was the same until my chain wore out and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-04, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,408
Posted By Tarantula

Chicks dig lycra...unfortunately not me in it. ...

Chicks dig lycra...unfortunately not me in it.

Seriously, I needed a way to stay in shape for backpacking. Now I love cycling and split vacations between packing and pedaling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-04, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Tarantula

I am not always convinced that I am smart enough...

I am not always convinced that I am smart enough to slow down. But the machines that I ride are both very stable and and give me more confidence than I should probably have.

Hearing about your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-04, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Tarantula

Downhilling

I had been climbing for quite a while. The grade was registering 12% and would jump to 17 or 18% at times. So when I crested the hill and let gravity help out I was a little relieved. I spun the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Tarantula

This reminds me of my training partner and his...

This reminds me of my training partner and his old girlfriend. She decided that she was done with his bikes and buddies.
She said,"Either the bikes go or I do"!
He replied,"I guess I better find...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Tarantula

Furniture Clashing (long)

13 years ago I was very happy. I rode when I wanted, I lived the way I wanted and I existed for me. 11 years ago I fell in love with a long time friend and we moved in together. I am still crazy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,775
Posted By Tarantula

I'm a doctor, so you must know that everything I...

I'm a doctor, so you must know that everything I say is correct. The problem that you are having with hot legs is a result of being kidnapped and examined by aliens. One of the tests that these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-04, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Tarantula

Go for the Viner. I got one from GVH and they are...

Go for the Viner. I got one from GVH and they are terrific. If you are worried about LBS loyalty, I bought a frame form Gary and purchased the group from my LBS. This way the LBS put the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Tarantula

High Sierra Fall Century

I'm headed for the Eastern Sierra mid-September to do the Century. Has anyone done this ride before?
Will anybody be there or have you been before?
I'm going to camp at the Owens river the week...
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