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09-26-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,535
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Cycling is pretty much accepted here too. Most...

Cycling is pretty much accepted here too. Most people can differentiate between a serious cyclist and some borracho riding his kid's bike on the wrong side of the street or on the sidewalk.

But...
09-26-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,851
Posted By RocketsRedglare

sometimes you get lucky, and see the culprits...

sometimes you get lucky, and see the culprits vehicle in a parking lot. I find letting the air out of tires is a nice form of revenge. Ranging on the severity of the infraction, you can let the air...
08-24-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By RocketsRedglare

South Orange County, San Clemente/Dana Point ...

South Orange County, San Clemente/Dana Point

its a death trap

http://ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1253309.php
05-09-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,288
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Double edge sword. The way some of you clowns...

Double edge sword. The way some of you clowns act, its NEVER the cyclists fault.

cyclists and motorists are all people, and people do make mistakes and do dumb things.
05-08-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,288
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Unfortunately thats not an option. Its a...

Unfortunately thats not an option.

Its a necessary link of highway between San Clemente and Dana Point. It an old section of highway, pinched in with cliffs on one side, and traintracks and the...
05-08-06, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,288
Posted By RocketsRedglare

...and the minute a road is closed to cyclists or...

...and the minute a road is closed to cyclists or pedestrian traffic, all the advocates come out of the woodwork and start yelling discrimination.

I don't believe the road should be closed....
05-08-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,288
Posted By RocketsRedglare

two weeks ago, a drunk plowed into a group of...

two weeks ago, a drunk plowed into a group of four women on an morning jog on the same stretch of road (they were not killed, as Genec stated, but both are still in the hospital in pretty bad shape)....
Forum: Foo
04-10-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By RocketsRedglare

iTunes is the most user friendly of all music...

iTunes is the most user friendly of all music services. Plus it has great conversion tools to convert CDs to mp3, AAC or apple lossless compression.

If I really want a song, I'll go out and buy...
Forum: Foo
02-16-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,541
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I was friends with Mick Foley way back in the...

I was friends with Mick Foley way back in the late 80's and early 90's (my girlfriend's brother was one of his best friends) He was just on the verge of making it, wrestling under the name of "Cactus...
Forum: Foo
02-15-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Mac is the way to go. I too would wait for the...

Mac is the way to go. I too would wait for the intel laptops, there seem to be some minor bugs, but apple fixes them pretty fast. If you are switching OS, there will be a small learning curve, but...
01-27-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By RocketsRedglare

You got to watch out for the ones with...

You got to watch out for the ones with rollerskates and a jetpack
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By RocketsRedglare

http://www.jlrowing.com/highvisibility.html ...

http://www.jlrowing.com/highvisibility.html

I love this company, best of all they are small, and family owned. You'll get real good customer service.

Although they sell mostly rowing kit, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,764
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Thats not so bad. My High school team rowed...

Thats not so bad.

My High school team rowed on the Hudson in the 70's. Typhoid shots were mandatory.
My college team rowed on the Kanawha in West Virginia, the only other place in world that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,764
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Plus being in an eight (or any team boat) you...

Plus being in an eight (or any team boat) you don't want to be the weakest link.

to me, there is nothing more exhilarating than getting an eight swinging to the point where it actually starts to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,764
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I prefer sweep over sculling, but I can...

I prefer sweep over sculling, but I can comfortably row either side. It just seems that you can be more aggresive on the pull through. Unfortunately (at least on the west coast) it is very hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,764
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Come to think about if an average (non-rowing/but...

Come to think about if an average (non-rowing/but in shape) joe pulls a 1.35 (for 2000 meters) he's doing great. But I've seen it done.

The last time I did a 2000k I pulled a 1:56 /500 for a 6.25...
01-23-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,409
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I've thought of this myself (when I was single)....

I've thought of this myself (when I was single). I settled on living in a run down beach shack for 450 /month. That was back in 1986-1990. I live in a nice townhouse now.

Heres the reality:
Boats...
01-23-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,655
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I'm an art Director (attended the Art Institute...

I'm an art Director (attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh) We dumped more "artiste" types from our freelance rosters than we keep.

Pissy and whinny is no way to make in in this business.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,764
Posted By RocketsRedglare

For the average Joe, If you are doing a 2000m...

For the average Joe, If you are doing a 2000m piece, and pulling in 1:35 - 1:45 /500 on the splits your doing OK.

Since I'm not training for racing, I use the erg when I can't get on the water. I...
Forum: Foo
01-20-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,051
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I could punch your lights out, but that wouldn't...

I could punch your lights out, but that wouldn't solve anything.
You would still be an @$$hole.
Forum: Foo
01-20-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By RocketsRedglare

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html Makes coke...

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

Makes coke sound safe
Forum: Foo
01-18-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,075
Posted By RocketsRedglare

1st story: Hyde PArk, NY about 20 years ago....

1st story:

Hyde PArk, NY about 20 years ago.
Pulled over for speeding.
Cop says I was doing 35 in a 20 mph zone.
I told cop to look up.
Road sign reads "45 mph"

ASt least the cop apologized.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,694
Posted By RocketsRedglare

My time is weekdays. She rides with me on...

My time is weekdays. She rides with me on weekends at a much slower pace, and usually to a breakfast joint halfway into our ride. I'm still able to get 20 -30 miles in.

Its all good
01-17-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,045
Posted By RocketsRedglare

whats wrong with a nice cold bottle beer?

whats wrong with a nice cold bottle beer?
01-12-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,952
Posted By RocketsRedglare

They ought to keep a ******** tiny-dinked,...

They ought to keep a ******** tiny-dinked, acne-scared, roid-raging speciman in a cage.

Parade him out any time somebody is even thinking about using steroids.
01-12-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I'm just waiting for the return of the good old...

I'm just waiting for the return of the good old Alien and Sedition Acts of the late 1700's. I would bet that the Bush Boys are already looking for ways to re-enact them under some Orwellian name.
...
01-12-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,585
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Try these: ...

Try these:
http://jlracing.com/splash_jackets.shtml
01-12-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Had a similar issue at the Culver/405n onram in...

Had a similar issue at the Culver/405n onram in irvine. I was actually bumped by some jack hole in a Porsche ( I think cracked the driver window in anger)

I wrote to the City of Irvien expressing...
Forum: Foo
01-12-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By RocketsRedglare

There's a reason I moved from LI to CA. ...

There's a reason I moved from LI to CA.

Huntington is a fairly large town. There are some rural areas and some very busy urban areas. I'm spoiled in CA, but I used to like riding route 25a. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,793
Posted By RocketsRedglare

If carbon fiber really was that unsafe, why is it...

If carbon fiber really was that unsafe, why is it used in the contruction of critical parts (fuselage, control surfaces, wings) for most commercial and military planes.

You take the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 07:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,793
Posted By RocketsRedglare

No reason to feel important. just putting a heads...

No reason to feel important. just putting a heads up. Couldn't find the right term. I found out the hard way. I received a brand new set of carbon fiber oars a few years back. Within three months the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,793
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Here's another carbon fiber warning, pertaining...

Here's another carbon fiber warning, pertaining to people that ride near salt water environments.

(graphic) carbon fiber and aluminum parts fitted together will react when exposed to salt. This...
Forum: Foo
01-04-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,165
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Name your kids after japanese monster movies. ...

Name your kids after japanese monster movies.

Ghidra is rather nice for Girls
Rhodan for boys
01-04-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,649
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Whether I riding in the morning or evening, It...

Whether I riding in the morning or evening, It seems I am always riding in at least twilight.

It gets a little scary. Two weeks ago, I saw a shadow of a large animal in the creekbed, it was way...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,526
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Good to see another rower here. Worse thing about...

Good to see another rower here. Worse thing about being attacked on the water is that by the time you get to the shore to confront the arsehole(s) they is long gone. I've been run over by jet skis...
10-28-05, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,423
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Most of my family still lives there (my mom is...

Most of my family still lives there (my mom is dutch) Been there a few times. Its great.

But let's not forget two things. Holland is very small. About the size New Jersey, if that., And its very...
10-26-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Probably one of the society drop outs that...

Probably one of the society drop outs that populate that island. Kauai has a huge hippie population and is one of the most laid back places I've ever been. Very easy to live off the land there.
...
Forum: Foo
10-25-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 907
Posted By RocketsRedglare

its called viral or stealth advertising. These...

its called viral or stealth advertising. These ads get produced, without the intent of actual broadcast. Most appear to be european, but are produced in this country.

They get distributed like...
Forum: Foo
10-14-05, 04:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 3,318
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Holland and Brazil in the Finals. But the US has...

Holland and Brazil in the Finals. But the US has the potential to be the spoiler
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,866
Posted By RocketsRedglare

San Diego Creek Bike trail in Irvine? Some big...

San Diego Creek Bike trail in Irvine? Some big dude on a mountain bike. Usually dressed in Olive drab and oakley sun glasses?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,383
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I feel the same. I refuse to wear any item with a...

I feel the same. I refuse to wear any item with a prominent brand displayed unless it was given to me by a representative of that company, they are paying me to wear it or I have a vested interest in...
10-13-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,341
Posted By RocketsRedglare

About a month ago I was through the parking lot...

About a month ago I was through the parking lot of a strip mall in Newport Beach/Irvine. I was almost hit be this yapping yenta driving her Mercedesas she chattered on her phone. A few seconds after...
10-05-05, 11:19 AM
09-30-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,214
Posted By RocketsRedglare

My dad used to always bug me about my cycling: 25...

My dad used to always bug me about my cycling: 25 miles, (one way) to my coaching job, then another 5 miles to my desk job. Work 8 hours, then 30 miles home. Sometimes I would even stop at the rowing...
09-30-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,906
Posted By RocketsRedglare

Headwind. I let him do all the work

Headwind. I let him do all the work
09-30-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,597
Posted By RocketsRedglare

We call that outfit the "arkansas wetsuit" out...

We call that outfit the "arkansas wetsuit" out here. Very popular with tourists from flyover country during the winter months
09-30-05, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,906
Posted By RocketsRedglare

I can believe it. There are some real fartnozzles...

I can believe it. There are some real fartnozzles out there. I was at an intersection and some ******* italiano looks at me in my tennis shoes and toe clips. Rolls his eyes and sighs "toe clips" like...
09-30-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,597
Posted By RocketsRedglare

If what they are riding is human-powered and has...

If what they are riding is human-powered and has two wheels. Case closed.
Forum: Foo
09-30-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 823
Posted By RocketsRedglare

yinz

yinz
09-30-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,906
Posted By RocketsRedglare

All you have to do is ready the advocacy threads....

All you have to do is ready the advocacy threads. Half those yahoos can't comprehend the fact that just maybe the cyclist did something wrong and is at fault.
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