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Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,600
Posted By Connell

There you go, see. You could almost pass for a...

There you go, see. You could almost pass for a native.
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,600
Posted By Connell

I stuck with Duolingo (French) for about 3 weeks...

I stuck with Duolingo (French) for about 3 weeks but gave up when they taught me "The whale is calm"


Not long ago, I read post on another forum from a guy who was genuinely surprised that on...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,995
Posted By Connell

I suppose it's always a bit of a crap shoot as to...

I suppose it's always a bit of a crap shoot as to who shows up for a group tour. You might get a bunch of fine folks, with lifelong friendships being formed. Or it could be a bag of ferrets, with...
01-04-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Connell

When you hear them shoveling the dirt on your...

When you hear them shoveling the dirt on your coffin.
Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By Connell

Good deal. I suspect it may have been one of...

Good deal. I suspect it may have been one of these things that someone told me years back and it just stuck in my head as something that 'must be true' because they were older than me. Or something.
Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By Connell

I had always believed the reason climbing out of...

I had always believed the reason climbing out of the saddle on a loaded bike wasn't recommended was due to the stress it puts on the spokes. No idea where I first heard that, I just thought it was...
02-02-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Connell

Everything in Australia is out to kill you.

Everything in Australia is out to kill you.
02-02-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,432
Posted By Connell

597722 Scott Solace 30. I've eaten heavier...

597722

Scott Solace 30. I've eaten heavier burritos.
01-26-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,125
Posted By Connell

Not my wife but one of her acquaintances recently...

Not my wife but one of her acquaintances recently decided to give me crap for wearing lycra "at my age." I'm sure she thought she was being funny but I look at her, younger than me and barely able to...
01-26-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,432
Posted By Connell

Fun thread. My big change after 50 was when...

Fun thread.

My big change after 50 was when I purchased a light weight road bike. Up until recently I always considered myself an "old-school" cyclist, which was really just another way of saying...
Forum: Touring
01-24-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,469
Posted By Connell

I can usually go about 3 or 4 days without...

I can usually go about 3 or 4 days without shaving before people start squinting at me and asking "Are you trying to grow a mustache?" 3 or 4 weeks and I look like the older brother in "Napoleon...
Forum: Touring
01-24-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,691
Posted By Connell

After touring and traveling for several decades,...

After touring and traveling for several decades, I've learned that those who have the least, tend to be the most generous, while the more people have, the less willing they are to share. A sweeping...
09-23-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 21,633
Posted By Connell

54 years old 5' 9 1/2" Nothing but 172 lbs...

54 years old
5' 9 1/2"
Nothing but 172 lbs of bone, sinew and flab
07-30-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,630
Posted By Connell

Lights? Lemme tell you about lights. Here's what...

Lights? Lemme tell you about lights. Here's what we had in Britain in the '80s. (1980's, smartypants.)

http://simple-living-in-suffolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1208_nightiders.jpg

Four...
Forum: Touring
07-22-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,632
Posted By Connell

Many years ago I forgot my tent poles for a...

Many years ago I forgot my tent poles for a non-freestanding tent. I was able to cobble things together with paracord and tree branches so it wasn't too big a deal. Carrying the trees around was a...
09-05-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Small non-representative sample or not, reading...

Small non-representative sample or not, reading the posts on this thread, there does seem to have been a problem with this particular order. I don't know how many items were in the batch but it...
08-07-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Connell

Chicken! You should have kept riding full speed...

Chicken! You should have kept riding full speed until HE pulled over. :)
08-07-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Ah well, worth a shot.

Ah well, worth a shot.
08-07-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Hi guys, Please see my post # 68, above. If...

Hi guys,
Please see my post # 68, above. If you think a 40" chest jersey would work for you, let me know.
Thanks
08-02-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Thanks Curtis. As I said, it is what it is. And...

Thanks Curtis. As I said, it is what it is. And again, I very much appreciate the work you put into this project each year.



Pearl Izumi. I have 2 of their jerseys, both size Large

For...
08-01-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

And mine finally arrived this morning so thanks...

And mine finally arrived this morning so thanks very much Curtis, for all the work you put into this. It's much appreciated.

But uhm, yeah. It's too small for me. And I don't mean in the sense...
06-05-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I responded to your email,...

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I responded to your email, size L.
Thanks again.
06-04-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

Oh wait...I was thinking today was Wednesday. ...

Oh wait...I was thinking today was Wednesday. Crud, it's been a long week. OK, off to play at Paypal.
06-04-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,556
Posted By Connell

OK, darnit - I missed the last order and it looks...

OK, darnit - I missed the last order and it looks as though I may have missed this one too. Please let me know Curtis - have you placed the order yet? If not, I'll do the PayPal thing as soon as I...
05-06-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,023
Posted By Connell

May 6 now and I'm pleased to report we haven't...

May 6 now and I'm pleased to report we haven't had snow for 4 days. Maybe spring is around the corner after all.

We got freezing rain today instead. :cry:
04-25-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By Connell

Why just this last Sunday I cruised by a couple...

Why just this last Sunday I cruised by a couple of young guys. They had expensive looking bikes, all the kit, everything. Just blew by them, I did.

Mind you, they were sitting by the trail while...
04-23-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,023
Posted By Connell

Yeah, but how soon? Give me a date. Here in...

Yeah, but how soon? Give me a date.

Here in Colorado foothills it isn't all that unusual to get snow this late. However most years it's interspersed with days or even weeks of warm weather. ...
04-10-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,846
Posted By Connell

When folk talk to you about "young people today"...

When folk talk to you about "young people today" and you realize they're commiserating with you, not complaining about you.

When the cute young waitress is flirting outrageously with you and your...
04-03-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,529
Posted By Connell

Oh boy, I could easily spend the rest of the...

Oh boy, I could easily spend the rest of the morning remembering stories to tell you.

I once left work to find my car missing from its usual parking space. I was halfway to the police station to...
03-13-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Connell

In other news, Bicycling Magazine blames Lance...

In other news, Bicycling Magazine blames Lance Armstrong for the fact that their journalists are being forced to think of something to write about now they can no longer reference him in every second...
03-08-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,744
Posted By Connell

OK, I'll add some of my own. 12 years old,...

OK, I'll add some of my own.

12 years old, pedaling away from the house looking down at my feet and wondering "Should I go back and put on my other shoes - they look cooler than these ones". ...
Forum: Foo
01-11-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By Connell

Wait, are we talking about whisky or whiskey...

Wait, are we talking about whisky or whiskey here? If we're talking whisky, then I'd have to with Balvenie (http://www.thebalvenie.com/) but that's only because Santa brought me some and I haven't...
01-08-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,647
Posted By Connell

The use of the word "Nazi" to describe anyone...

The use of the word "Nazi" to describe anyone taking an action with which the speaker disagrees. "The moderators here are Nazis", "Stop being a grammar Nazi", "the USDA are Nazis" etc. Being overly...
12-20-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,739
Posted By Connell

I just got back from a 2-mile jaunt around the...

I just got back from a 2-mile jaunt around the 'hood with my wife. I wore the same shoes, jeans, shirt and sweater I was wearing when she suggested it. I put on a heavy coat because despite the...
12-18-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,730
Posted By Connell

OK so let me get this straight...these waitresses...

OK so let me get this straight...these waitresses who flirt with me, even when Mrs Connell is sitting right there...you're telling me it isn't because I'm turning into a stud-muffin as I get older? ...
12-18-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,739
Posted By Connell

The Bike Show (http://thebikeshow.net/) Podcast...

The Bike Show (http://thebikeshow.net/) Podcast had an interview with Grant Peterson re his book. Worth a listen.
12-15-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By Connell

A new set of tires for my touring bike. ...

A new set of tires for my touring bike. Apparently they're ready for pick up at the LBS and if Mrs Connell ever gets her butt out of the shower, we may even be able to pick them up on our way to an...
12-09-12, 10:04 PM
Forum: Foo
11-30-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,912
Posted By Connell

I've heard anecdotal evidence that if you happen...

I've heard anecdotal evidence that if you happen to speak Bushman, "The Gods must be Crazy" is a lot more entertaining because most of those clicks and clucks were the extras making disparanging...
Forum: Foo
11-30-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,912
Posted By Connell

No hate for Grease 2? I lost a 3-1 vote on a...

No hate for Grease 2? I lost a 3-1 vote on a double date circa 1983. I wanted to go see something manly and cool but my best friend voted against me. (He told me later she wasn't worth it). ...
11-30-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,238
Posted By Connell

Yay! I hit the big five-oh in August and one of...

Yay! I hit the big five-oh in August and one of the things which made it easier was the thought of getting one of those 50+ jersies. Thanks in advance Curtis.
11-30-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,056
Posted By Connell

I don't know the wind speed but I recall a...

I don't know the wind speed but I recall a verrrrrrrrrrrry long day touring in Belgium back in the 80s. Belgium is about as flat as you can get but at times I had to stand on the pedals, in my...
Forum: Foo
11-22-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Connell

The Fonz confused me greatly as a young Connell. ...

The Fonz confused me greatly as a young Connell. I remember thinking 'If that's cool, I don't want to be cool.'
11-07-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Connell

I personally believe new drivers should be...

I personally believe new drivers should be required to spend 2 years riding a motorcycle before they're allowed behind the wheel of a car. (Actually, I would like to make say...1 out of every 10...
10-29-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Connell

This. Not so much a six-pack, more of a pony keg.

This. Not so much a six-pack, more of a pony keg.
Forum: Touring
10-29-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,829
Posted By Connell

Once in a bar in Ostende, Belgium, I was asked...

Once in a bar in Ostende, Belgium, I was asked the common question

"So, how far do you ride that thing in a day?".

After I responded with "On this trip, about 60-70 miles or thereabouts.", I...
10-18-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Connell

The Secret to Achieving Inner Peace

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives.

This morning, I heard a doctor on TV say the way to achieve inner peace...
10-18-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By Connell

Ah yes, the MOT. The longest day on the calendar...

Ah yes, the MOT. The longest day on the calendar for any young, mechanically inept car owner. I well recall sitting at work, my stomach in knots waiting for the phone to ring so I could find out...
09-22-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By Connell

I've been cycling most of my life but think I hit...

I've been cycling most of my life but think I hit my intellectual peak when I was about 17. I pretty much knew everything there was to know back then. I seem to have forgotten a lot of it since.
Forum: Touring
09-17-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,314
Posted By Connell

I've only cycle toured in 7 countries but have...

I've only cycle toured in 7 countries but have visited a couple of dozen more as a backpacker, vacationer and business traveler. I grew up in Britain but have lived in the USA for 20 years. Over...
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