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12-08-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By TomInFLA

Just quoting this for emphasis, since that is the...

Just quoting this for emphasis, since that is the one true thing you've written. I sure hope you never reproduce.
11-17-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By TomInFLA

Chicken with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, along...

Chicken with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, along with some leftover broccoli. Also included was some truly awful summer squash that my wife asked me to try. Never again will I be fooled by summer...
11-10-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By TomInFLA

Look at this, the jokes write themselves.

Look at this, the jokes write themselves.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,257
Posted By TomInFLA

Must agree here. OP is simply showing his...

Must agree here. OP is simply showing his preference for something safe, and yes, good quality (more expensive) helmets are easier to deal with. I can also say it's the one area where my wife won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By TomInFLA

With an inseam like yours and your height, you're...

With an inseam like yours and your height, you're close to my size, although my legs are slightly longer You should fit easily on a 56 or 57 cm bike. A 59 cm bike is slightly big for you, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,535
Posted By TomInFLA

Keep talking like that and Hawk will kick your...

Keep talking like that and Hawk will kick your butt. But don't tell Hawk I said that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,768
Posted By TomInFLA

Fixed that for ya. Greg Lemond was always my...

Fixed that for ya.

Greg Lemond was always my cycling hero. I rode with him once, accidentally. He was in town for an auto race, and in the morning I was out for my ride. He rode up to me on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,768
Posted By TomInFLA

Holy socks! Greg looks as old as me! Wait a...

Holy socks! Greg looks as old as me!

Wait a minute, he actually is. Never mind, move along now.
10-12-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By TomInFLA

Advanced search on 'Members List'

Useful suggestion: allow an advanced search in the 'Members List', specifically to enable a geographic search.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By TomInFLA

I swore by Greg Lemond's Complete Book of Cycling...

I swore by Greg Lemond's Complete Book of Cycling in my early days. It still has useful information, and it's good bedtime reading, at least for cyclists. I also have training books by Davis...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,461
Posted By TomInFLA

That's actually a better answer than the real...

That's actually a better answer than the real one. It's a trick question because The Who were the loudest band ever, at least in 1976: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudest_band_in_the_world
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,422
Posted By TomInFLA

I have done this, and yes, it's nothing of which...

I have done this, and yes, it's nothing of which to be ashamed. Also, I've shared my story of falling while trying to clip out, and every cyclist I know has said it's happened to them. It was on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,461
Posted By TomInFLA

Why isn't Family Guy funny anymore? Who was...

Why isn't Family Guy funny anymore?

Who was the loudest band ever? (This is a trick question)

Where are my keys?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By TomInFLA

After market solution

After market solution
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,798
Posted By TomInFLA

Ever notice this, or had this happen to you? ...

Ever notice this, or had this happen to you?

You are riding on a rural road. You see a bridge in the distance, and the road narrows a bit at the bridge. There is a car in the distance beyond the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By TomInFLA

Thinking more about things I found by the side of...

Thinking more about things I found by the side of the road, I once found a box of tools. I rode home, drove my car back, picked them up, and tried to determine ownership. When I couldn't determine...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By TomInFLA

Deuces Wild?

When you've been cycling for as long as I have, you think you've seen everything. But this weekend I saw something I have never seen before.

I was riding in a rural section of Florida and saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,073
Posted By TomInFLA

Discuss? You're wrong. You can't hear cars...

Discuss? You're wrong. You can't hear cars approaching as easily (note I didn't say "at all"), and if you compensate by looking back constantly, then you're less in control.

If you have ear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By TomInFLA

Point being? That doesn't mean we aren't happy. ...

Point being? That doesn't mean we aren't happy. In fact, if ignorance is bliss, we're bursting with happiness.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,351
Posted By TomInFLA

I had a dog who used to chase me whenever I...

I had a dog who used to chase me whenever I passed by. He was very close to my house, so I couldn't avoid him. Chopper (as I called him) would bark, chase, and snarl, and I would sprint to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,385
Posted By TomInFLA

Hey, how are you doing? I'm sorry I made fun of...

Hey, how are you doing? I'm sorry I made fun of you on that group ride. If it's any consolation, all your buddies think you are an idiot also. At least that's what they all told me. And I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,385
Posted By TomInFLA

Your story is very common. Club rides are often...

Your story is very common. Club rides are often races, and I would love to tell a story about how I got turned off by club rides.

I live in the Tampa area, and I was still in my 30s back then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By TomInFLA

But skin grows back for free, and jerseys cost...

But skin grows back for free, and jerseys cost money.
09-18-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,372
Posted By TomInFLA

This is funny. When people do not refute what...

This is funny. When people do not refute what you say and personally attack you, it means you were right.

Awesome. You just proved his point.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 110,275
Posted By TomInFLA

Ok, it's hard to tell from the pic, but this is a...

Ok, it's hard to tell from the pic, but this is a diamondback rattlesnake I saw on my bike ride. I wish you could better see the rattle on the end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By TomInFLA

Thanks everyone for the excellent responses,...

Thanks everyone for the excellent responses, especially the ones that mentioned a model. The Pacific Reach Racing bike appears to be exactly what I'm looking for. Now, the cost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By TomInFLA

Brands for Folding Road Bikes

I am wanting to buy a backup bike, and am looking at a folding model. I travel some and would like to take a bike with me when I do. I am a hard core roadie, so I'm looking for a model with drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By TomInFLA

I was really hoping for an internet slap fight...

I was really hoping for an internet slap fight about this. I used to moderate a cycling forum and there was a huge unfriendly debate about the relative merits of each. There were deletions,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By TomInFLA

Before the ride, coffee, because it's yummy. But...

Before the ride, coffee, because it's yummy. But I will concur with the others, you really don't need anything beforehand for such a short ride. Make sure you eat at work, and have your normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,216
Posted By TomInFLA

Here's the thing, CrispsWish. You are asking for...

Here's the thing, CrispsWish. You are asking for personal opinions of EVERYONE ELSE, entirely subjective and tailored to our tastes.

I am an old guy and know that a bike that costs $1000 will...
06-23-06, 08:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,118
Posted By TomInFLA

Here's another link to an article with a little...

Here's another link to an article with a little more information: http://sports.yahoo.com/sc/news?slug=afp-cyclingfrausaarmstrongdoping&prov=afp&type=lgns

I suppose this gives both the lovers and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By TomInFLA

I have a 1973 Moser equipped with Campy Super...

I have a 1973 Moser equipped with Campy Super Record I've had since the late 70s. The drivetrain has always worked flawlessly, and it made me a snob for friction shifting well into the 90s. I raced...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,571
Posted By TomInFLA

I don't shave anymore, as I don't race anymore. ...

I don't shave anymore, as I don't race anymore. But when a person races, it's only a matter of time until you surf pavement. Believe me, you shave because of the rain dance you'll do when taking...
04-25-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By TomInFLA

They'll come out with an English language version...

They'll come out with an English language version when the Giro is about to happen. At least they have every other year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By TomInFLA

It's a first class racing bike. I had a Bianchi...

It's a first class racing bike. I had a Bianchi Alloro years ago, but it was the steel frame variety. It weighed 24 pounds, but I raced the crap out of it. It always performed well, and cornered...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By TomInFLA

Take a look at Levi Leipheimer's wife, Odessa...

Take a look at Levi Leipheimer's wife, Odessa Gunn, some time. Smoking hot.

In all the years I've seen Cipo at races, he is always gracious to the fans. He signs autographs, will also write you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By TomInFLA

He's just trying to generate some interest in his...

He's just trying to generate some interest in his item. Remember that wedding dress sold by that guy with a story, who even wore it for a picture? He sold that dress for a much larger amount than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-04, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,110
Posted By TomInFLA

1. My dad. He died a few years back and there...

1. My dad. He died a few years back and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him.
2. My best friend. We don't live near each other any more, keep in touch by phone, and due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-04, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By TomInFLA

The Orlando area is huge. Try local.google.com,...

The Orlando area is huge. Try local.google.com, put in "bike rental" and "Orlando" and go from there.

One thing I found when I was traveling a lot, renting a road bike is difficult. I had some...
12-09-04, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,318
Posted By TomInFLA

The Big House is the ugliest rider in the pro...

The Big House is the ugliest rider in the pro ranks. Or is he retired? He was definitely had/has the ugliest style.

For the nickname impaired, Big House = Casagrande.
12-07-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By TomInFLA

Wearing a team kit when not part of a team used...

Wearing a team kit when not part of a team used to earn one an automatic DQ. "Used to" as in 25 years ago when I first started racing. Now it's not a big deal from what I understand. But it does...
12-06-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By TomInFLA

Rent a car. You could take the train everywhere,...

Rent a car. You could take the train everywhere, but then you'll have the issue of always needing to be near a train station, and also the issue of having to haul your luggage everywhere. Renting a...
11-27-04, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By TomInFLA

From CyclingNews.com: Speaking to the media...

From CyclingNews.com:

Speaking to the media at the Spanish Cycling Journalism Award in Madrid on Wednesday, Eddy Merckx praised his personal friend Lance Armstrong to be "a better rider" than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-04, 07:55 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,150
Posted By TomInFLA

My point-oh-two on this: Back in the late 70s...

My point-oh-two on this: Back in the late 70s when I started riding, I rode on a crappy Raleigh until I put enough cash together (and placed consistently enough to get a good discount at the sponsor...
11-11-04, 06:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,660
Posted By TomInFLA

All time: Sean Kelly -- Was there ever a...

All time:
Sean Kelly -- Was there ever a tougher guy out there? Not in my estimation. Classy gentleman too.
Greg LeMond -- The first American hero. I'll never forget the '89 Tour, in which I...
11-08-04, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,141
Posted By TomInFLA

So it's your opinion that when OLN came to him...

So it's your opinion that when OLN came to him and said, "Greg, we want to do a show on you", LeMond should have said, "oh no... I can't because it's showtime for Lance". I got two words: Oh...
11-08-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,141
Posted By TomInFLA

I just watched the "Fearless" show about Greg...

I just watched the "Fearless" show about Greg LeMond on OLN last night, and I have to say: the posters here who called him a loser and a whiner definitely saw a different show than I saw. My guess...
11-05-04, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By TomInFLA

A few more tips I'd like to add, forgive me if...

A few more tips I'd like to add, forgive me if I'm being redundant with some of the other posts here.

As for pacing, don't pace yourself. Unless you are not in good enough shape, you ALWAYS have...
11-04-04, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,141
Posted By TomInFLA

If I can indulge you all with a story, I'll tell...

If I can indulge you all with a story, I'll tell you about the time I rode with Greg LeMond. First off, I have no real racing talent. I worked very hard for good local results, so I never knew or...
11-02-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,859
Posted By TomInFLA

I once asked a similar question to a veteran...

I once asked a similar question to a veteran racer and got this answer: A racer is someone who can ride for several hours at 20+ mph. He is also someone who can take it up to just under 30 mph for...
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