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05-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,637
Posted By Bob Ross

At the risk of being an enabler, I encourage OP...

At the risk of being an enabler, I encourage OP to get a new bike at 70 years old.
And not just because his current bike is 28 years old, although that's all the rationale it should take: good god...
Forum: Southwest
04-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! Yeah, welcome to Tucson!

LOL! Yeah, welcome to Tucson!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Ross

No pics, but this is how I've always done it: ...

No pics, but this is how I've always done it:

Bike #1 is standing up in the foot wells behind the front seat and in front of the back seat (i.e., you load it in through the rear doors) with its...
04-22-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,772
Posted By Bob Ross

Arctic...

Arctic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_(film)) - a 2018 Joe Penna film starring Mads Mikkelsen.

10/10
Seriously engaging, heart-stoppingly thrilling, without succumbing to any of the usual...
Forum: Foo
04-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Bob Ross

I always get Ramsey Clark mixed up with Ramsey...

I always get Ramsey Clark mixed up with Ramsey Lewis...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,398
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcUi3CEBvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcUi3CEBvE
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,500
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x210/1_mick6drrlt3me4j8npmvlw_jpeg_acc3f7fca896554428b4d1fd1a8141e54c9d2ad1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,500
Posted By Bob Ross

The motorcyclists here in Arizona apparently...

The motorcyclists here in Arizona apparently didn't get the memo about full-face helmet, protective boots and gloves, leather jacket, nylon or leather pants, and maybe some pads. Some of them do seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,500
Posted By Bob Ross

As others have already pointed out, it is...

As others have already pointed out, it is entirely circumstantial. I've hit 58mph a couple times and would've gone faster if I could have spun my legs any harder...but those were on a road with very...
04-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,204
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! The main reason I stopped indulging ~40-ish...

LOL! The main reason I stopped indulging ~40-ish years ago was because I recognized that pot always had three simultaneous effects on me:
- I got stupid
- I got horny
- I got incredibly sleepy
...
04-02-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,204
Posted By Bob Ross

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior...

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior year of college I had a night job that was ~6 miles from home, and every night after work at 11:00PM I would spark up a doobie, get good and buzzed, and...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 118,063
Posted By Bob Ross

1965: ...

1965:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPiKDHYCkjs

btw, my parents owned the original Capitol (US) pressing of the Rubber Soul album in 1965, so I grew up knowing this tune as the opening track on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bob Ross

I have a Topeak Road Morph G...

I have a Topeak Road Morph G (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/216-Mini-Pumps/246-road-morph--g) clipped into a Blackburn mount that fits in between the downtube bottle cage & frame on all...
03-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 75,469
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I recently started (re-)watching...

The missus and I recently started (re-)watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation series in chronological order. That show came out right around the time we first met and started dating, so we...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Bob Ross

For the first six months that I was a member of...

For the first six months that I was a member of our cycle club I rode a hybrid (Trek 750) and nobody laughed at me

...well, not about that bike at least.
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,475
Posted By Bob Ross

In memory of bassist Paul Jackson, who just...

In memory of bassist Paul Jackson, who just passed away today...from 1974:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fIimwo42_c
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,102
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/526x701/160365028_10219404847493710_1693808764275016774_n_84c9475db72d001ec369ff9c1bccf77151b2d3bf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 364,791
Posted By Bob Ross

Every time I see this thread it reminds me of...

Every time I see this thread it reminds me of this thread.
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,722
Views: 168,321
Posted By Bob Ross

Wow, that brings back memories: From 1987-92 I...

Wow, that brings back memories: From 1987-92 I owned & operated a recording studio in Brooklyn NY, and a client once hired me to arrange and produce a cover version of that song. I think it was a...
03-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By Bob Ross

Any crash you can ride away from is just a...

Any crash you can ride away from is just a learning experience. :)
It's the ones you have to walk away from...or be driven away from in that noisy truck with the flashing lights...that really suck....
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,475
Posted By Bob Ross

How have I never heard this tune before?!?! ...

How have I never heard this tune before?!?!
1977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCGu7r6vPL0
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,007
Posted By Bob Ross

For some reason that pic reminded me of this: ...

For some reason that pic reminded me of this:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x300/cb2211e430d02050d70385a8507edc4e_8545afc937fc3fc0fe0fa9f35ba2bfec152cfc24.jpg
02-18-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,760
Posted By Bob Ross

I don't own any $2k bikes. I also don't own a...

I don't own any $2k bikes.
I also don't own a garage, so...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,398
Posted By Bob Ross

We can hang. :beer: [btw, that whole post...

We can hang. :beer:

[btw, that whole post is wonderfully thoughtful, thank you.]
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,398
Posted By Bob Ross

Interesting takes. I bought Sheik Yerbouti in...

Interesting takes. I bought Sheik Yerbouti in 1978 when it was first released, having been a fairly diehard Zappa fan for 4 or 5 years already, and being especially enamored of We're Only In It For...
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,398
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6eaVHHJ-yI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6eaVHHJ-yI

RIP Chick Corea :(
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,475
Posted By Bob Ross

1976 RIP Chick Corea :( ...

1976

RIP Chick Corea :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ehuAnD_kU&list=PLRZ1TNTj_p8LgEeRWhATN2OVdD-AUkDA-&index=3
01-26-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,257
Posted By Bob Ross

Shortly after I first got involved in the whole...

Shortly after I first got involved in the whole Recreational Road Cycling obsession, some fellow cyclists introduced me to the concept of the "post-ride beer"

For the few months prior to that it...
01-26-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bob Ross

I just turned 60 last month, and I am confident...

I just turned 60 last month, and I am confident that if I wanted to ride a double century my body would have no problem: My cycling fitness is pretty darn good (if I do say so myself), not quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,690
Posted By Bob Ross

"I have no reason to be...

"I have no reason to be over-optimistic..."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,690
Posted By Bob Ross

Time and intensity are only better metrics if...

Time and intensity are only better metrics if you're trying to measure, well, time and intensity. Or work. They suck as metrics for distance though. Mileage is a much better metric for measuring...
Forum: Foo
12-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,475
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN0rvZwTwRI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN0rvZwTwRI
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,448
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, it counts towards Fitness Improvement...but...

Yes, it counts towards Fitness Improvement...but a mile is not a measure of Fitness Improvement, it is a measure of Distance. No distance covered = no miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,747
Posted By Bob Ross

A couple summers ago I was vacationing in Park...

A couple summers ago I was vacationing in Park City UT, staying at a resort on top of a mountain that was primarily used for winter skiers. Each day to ride across the city towards any of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,446
Posted By Bob Ross

There is no temperature threshold (that I'm...

There is no temperature threshold (that I'm likely to encounter in the North-East United States, at least) below which I won't consider cycling.

There are however combinations of temperature,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,553
Posted By Bob Ross

fwiw, I currently own four bikes: - one has...

fwiw, I currently own four bikes:
- one has SRAM eTap electronic shifting
- one has Campy Record
- one has Shimano Ultegra (6600)
- one has Shimano 105

The most rewarding aspect of eTap...
Forum: Foo
10-25-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,305
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh, man, I did that: The Store24 on the corner of...

Oh, man, I did that: The Store24 on the corner of Harvard Ave and Brighton Ave in Allston MA, midnight-to-8:00AM shift on Fridays and Saturdays. Long periods of soporific nothingness interspersed...
10-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,772
Posted By Bob Ross

American Utopia, Spike Lee's film of David...

American Utopia, Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's 2019 theatrical concert.
Freakin' incredible ...and I'm not usually a huge fan of Byrne's music. But I do love his staging concepts, so...
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,305
Posted By Bob Ross

Best job? I was a fulltime professional musician...

Best job? I was a fulltime professional musician for 20 years, and while I'm not sure I would call all 20 years cumulatively The Best Job I Ever Had there were definitely some particular gigs where I...
10-14-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,361
Posted By Bob Ross

I only started tracking my cycling miles ~15...

I only started tracking my cycling miles ~15 years ago when I transitioned from Avid-But-Infrequent Utility Cyclist to Obsessed Recreational Cyclist. While it's fair to say that my annual mileage...
10-12-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,772
Posted By Bob Ross

I just saw the 2019 Tom Hooper film of Andrew...

I just saw the 2019 Tom Hooper film of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical Cats.

I almost threw up in my mouth. I saw the Broadway stage production 30-something years ago and proclaimed it the Worst....
10-09-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,772
Posted By Bob Ross

Everything Is Illuminated...

Everything Is Illuminated (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_Is_Illuminated_(film))
I'll give it a 9.5/10
Fantastically whimsical yet heart-warming and tragic story of a quirky American Jew...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,081
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This Also: cocaine

^^^This

Also: cocaine
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,728
Posted By Bob Ross

Unsolicited compliments from total strangers on...

Unsolicited compliments from total strangers on nearly every ride I go on.

Seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,281
Posted By Bob Ross

OP, if you use a saddle bag with a taillight...

OP, if you use a saddle bag with a taillight loop, there's a wonderful 3D-printed Varia mount available from these folks:...
06-26-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bob Ross

Update: WTB is shipping the new rim to me, and to...

Update: WTB is shipping the new rim to me, and to offset the cost of having the wheel rebuilt they're sending me a new saddle as well. (They basically gave me my choice of any item they make up to...
06-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bob Ross

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,135
Posted By Bob Ross

You're new around here, aren't you?...

You're new around here, aren't you? https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Bob Ross

It means that the quality and accuracy of...

It means that the quality and accuracy of real-time closed captioning lags surprisingly far behind that of many other technologies, and so if you can read ASL it's a much more reliable way to...
06-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,772
Posted By Bob Ross

I finally saw Cold Mountain the other night. Was...

I finally saw Cold Mountain the other night. Was definitely better than I was expecting. I'm usually not a fan of Nicole Kidman or Jude Law, but they both gave convincing and nuanced performances....
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