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05-30-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,496
Posted By aj in ma

Been cutting my own for years with scissors,...

Been cutting my own for years with scissors, after spending a fortune at barber shops and never having a good cut. As far as the back and neck line, I just check it out in the mirror as best I can...
04-17-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By aj in ma

I think your average is fine. I'm 60 years old...

I think your average is fine. I'm 60 years old and weigh 160lbs and most of my rides average around 17mph. I did a hilly 32 miler today with real strong north winds (it was a north, south ride) and...
04-10-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By aj in ma

All I know is, here I sit in my cell that I share...

All I know is, here I sit in my cell that I share with Bubba (see below) and everyone pokes fun at my expense. Have you people no shame???[/QUOTE]

I think Bubba's going to be doing some poking, if...
04-07-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By aj in ma

Gary, I have a 14 year old daughter also. Well,...

Gary, I have a 14 year old daughter also. Well, she was 14, 14 years ago. Now grown up and living 130 miles away. Have all the fun you can with her and the bikes. The time you spend together will be...
04-07-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By aj in ma

You used the word peleton too? And a new...

You used the word peleton too? And a new avatar...is that you introducing The Beatles?

It's good to be back. I've missed you geezers. I was spending way too much time on the computer and getting...
04-07-06, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By aj in ma

Wow! I've been off the forums for a few months...

Wow! I've been off the forums for a few months and expected some things would have changed. But gary...using terms like pacing, then Hammering and dropping other riders? what the hell? You're making...
03-21-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,514
Posted By aj in ma

Rev Chuck, I'm not taking any sides as to...

Rev Chuck,
I'm not taking any sides as to theLBS issue here but I am taking issue with your attitude toward someone else who's just voicing an opinion like the rest of us. As a moderator on these...
03-13-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By aj in ma

Well we went, and B Fixed was right on the money....

Well we went, and B Fixed was right on the money. It wasn't worth going to. We already had a couple of those coupons and used them for the Fri. night $5.00 deal.
We went to the show just for...
03-08-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By aj in ma

You bring up an interesting point....BUT. Just...

You bring up an interesting point....BUT. Just because we don't discuss it on line doesn't mean that we don't contribute to our communities in our own way, and for you to assume we don't is both...
03-08-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By aj in ma

Boston Bike Show

Anybody here ever go to the annual Boston Bike Show? If so how was it? My wife and I are going for the first time this year, and we're traveling about 130 miles, from the Berkshires, to get there.
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03-08-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By aj in ma

You'll probably be in the hospital by the time I...

You'll probably be in the hospital by the time I post this............just kidding. Hope all went well on the ride.
As you can see, we've all fallen while using clipless. I don't recall ever...
03-07-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By aj in ma

Offramp' Try unclipping before you stop. As...

Offramp'
Try unclipping before you stop. As you slow down, unclip one side and as you actually stop and put the unclipped foot on the ground, get the other side out. Yeah, it gets a lot easier.
...
Forum: Introductions
02-16-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By aj in ma

A belated welcome. I have a daughter who also...

A belated welcome. I have a daughter who also lives in Cambridge. Great town, but I can't imagine riding a bike in that traffic.

aj
02-16-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By aj in ma

I had a pair of the 66tpi Panaracers and they...

I had a pair of the 66tpi Panaracers and they started cracking after about four weeks. When I got in touch with Panaracer I was told by their tech people that the 66 tpi tyre is made in Taiwan and...
02-16-06, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,564
Posted By aj in ma

One more thing that nobody's touched on that...

One more thing that nobody's touched on that gives the advantage to Lycra: muscle support. Especially on long rides/races.

aj.
Forum: Foo
02-09-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By aj in ma

Awesome setup. I'm still using the old stovetop,...

Awesome setup. I'm still using the old stovetop, which is fine except when I add the hops.....my wife hates the smell.
I have a question though. How can you get to the fermenter in 30 minutes? I...
02-08-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By aj in ma

IF- you are using the correct size post, take it...

IF- you are using the correct size post, take it out of the seat tube, clean both it and the inside of the seat tube and apply a thin coat of bike grease to the post. Insert the post and tighten the...
02-08-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By aj in ma

You may want to try drilling the screws out. The...

You may want to try drilling the screws out. The other solution would be to get a set of "easy outs". Then drill a hole into the screw head and deep into the screw, insert the appropriate size easy...
02-08-06, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By aj in ma

I'm with yakes. I've found the local hardware...

I'm with yakes. I've found the local hardware shops to be the best sourse for most of my bike screws/bolts etc. To keep from replacing them, see if you can get stainless steel ones.

aj
01-20-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By aj in ma

I just have a pedal that after the initial...

I just have a pedal that after the initial adjustment when setting up the trainer, I push to disengage the trainer/tension from the tyre. When I want to use it again, I just hit the pedal an it...
01-20-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By aj in ma

Why not just stop at any hardware store and buy...

Why not just stop at any hardware store and buy some extra screws? That's were I've always bought mine. I always keep a few extras in my pack.

aj
01-10-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By aj in ma

The box said Mag 850R and had a pic of the...

The box said Mag 850R and had a pic of the trainer with the remote attached.
I have since checked with a couple of other shops and was assured that it should have been between $159-$169 w/remote....
01-09-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By aj in ma

another LBS rant

For Christmas my wife bought me a resistance trainer from a bike/ outdoor shop that we'd been doing business with for about 4 years. We've bought 2 bikes, snow shoes, and numerous accessories, parts...
01-06-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By aj in ma

Oops, sorry. From now on I'll whisper when...

Oops, sorry. From now on I'll whisper when reffering to her. How do you do that when typing ? Use smaller type, I suppose. :D
01-05-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By aj in ma

Gary, I haven't been on the forum in quite a...

Gary,
I haven't been on the forum in quite a while (just needed a change, I guess. You know, winter and all) anyway, I see you finally took a mistress. I knew you would. Congrats!! Nice wheels.
...
Forum: Foo
12-13-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By aj in ma

I did a lot of brewing 5 or 6 years ago. As much...

I did a lot of brewing 5 or 6 years ago. As much as I enjoy it, I found it very time consuming and because I have so many other hobbies, I put it on the back burner, so to speak. I brewed mostly IPAs...
12-11-05, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By aj in ma

I have a pair of Nike AGS mtn bike shoes and they...

I have a pair of Nike AGS mtn bike shoes and they look just like brown hiking boots. They're ankle high and lace up. I like the protection they provide around my ankles, but they're quite heavy. I...
12-11-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By aj in ma

I almost missed the disc part also. It wasn't...

I almost missed the disc part also. It wasn't until I saw LowCel's post and thought his evaluation was a little low that I went to the link. Then I realized it was the disc model. I completely...
12-06-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By aj in ma

I have an '03 Tassajara (one of the reviews in...

I have an '03 Tassajara (one of the reviews in the link above is mine) and I love it. I've been abusing mine since I bought it and and have a couple of thousand miles on it. Most of the components......
Forum: Foo
12-05-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By aj in ma

Nubie, My fingers are crossed and I'm hoping...

Nubie,
My fingers are crossed and I'm hoping you'll pass. If you do, do I get a free prostate exam when you get your license? :roflmao:

On a more serious note, best of luck. I have a daughter...
12-05-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By aj in ma

Gary, Great post....makes me wish my daughter...

Gary,
Great post....makes me wish my daughter was in middle school again.
Too soon she'll be out on her own and believe me, you'll miss making the sacrifices for her. As hard as those sacrifices...
12-02-05, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,886
Posted By aj in ma

Gary, Re-read your previous post (post 16). I...

Gary,
Re-read your previous post (post 16). I think you've answered all the questions you may have for yourself.
Some of us like to work on our own bikes, some of us own many bikes for many...
Forum: Foo
12-01-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By aj in ma

I feel for all you guys. In a past life, I was a...

I feel for all you guys. In a past life, I was a newspaper manager for many years. When that business started going to pot in the late 80s, I lost 3 jobs in 7 years. Like some of you, relocation...
12-01-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By aj in ma

All that downhill would kill me as I'm not nearly...

All that downhill would kill me as I'm not nearly as excited by that as I am about the climb leading up to it. I tend to put my feet down too. Unfortunately, I do it on the climbs. Just remember, if...
12-01-05, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,886
Posted By aj in ma

Gary, Nice to read that you've finally met...

Gary,
Nice to read that you've finally met your true love. I'd like to think that you at least bought her a drink before you tried her out ;) ...........Does she have a sister?

aj
11-20-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By aj in ma

It's almost as pretty as my wife. A lot younger...

It's almost as pretty as my wife. A lot younger though.........

aj
11-18-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By aj in ma

Any computer sensor/transmitter magnet could be...

Any computer sensor/transmitter magnet could be fastened to the rear wheel and seat stay or chain stay. The only problem I could see is if it isn't wireless, the wire may be too short to reach the...
11-15-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By aj in ma

There seem to be a number of threads here about...

There seem to be a number of threads here about keeping track of mileage and I thought I'd pass on what I do to track mine. Many of you are probably aware of this site already {www.bikejournal.com}...
11-15-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By aj in ma

Now I know why I get all depressed (and want to...

Now I know why I get all depressed (and want to kill people) in winter......it's because some folks have to brag about how nice their weather always is. I take back my congrats Gary, and as of now...
11-15-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By aj in ma

I like the idea of riding in our own time zone...

I like the idea of riding in our own time zone also. We all celebrate in our own zone so I think it would be appropriate to ride that way as well. A vote for 9AM also.

aj
Forum: Foo
11-14-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By aj in ma

Raiyn, You're certainly not alone in your...

Raiyn,
You're certainly not alone in your views, just a little more outspoken.....something, I think, we could use a little more of.

aj
11-14-05, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By aj in ma

I doubt that the weather here will cooperate. I'm...

I doubt that the weather here will cooperate. I'm also a wuss when it comes to bad weather riding but I'll give it a try. No 6AM though....I need plenty of sleep to retain my youthful good looks.
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11-14-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By aj in ma

Way to Go Gary!! I can't imagine that many...

Way to Go Gary!!

I can't imagine that many miles on pavement with a mtn bike. I thought you'd have bought your new bike by now.

aj
11-08-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By aj in ma

Contributing to the cost of running the...

Contributing to the cost of running the forum....is that the same as paying for a membership? Also, my user name appears in red type. Does anyone know what that means?

aj
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,159
Posted By aj in ma

I just started road biking this year so if I...

I just started road biking this year so if I sound confused, bear with me. A guy is riding down the road/trail minding his own business being followed by bluecd, who is also minding his own business...
Forum: Foo
11-07-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,340
Posted By aj in ma

"They are scheduling me for surgery in about a...

"They are scheduling me for surgery in about a week, minor thing, but they are really concerned with one other thing... there is a possability that I might have testicular also... I really hope not...
11-07-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By aj in ma

Swallowing grapes whole won't make you choke on...

Swallowing grapes whole won't make you choke on the bike but not chewing the bike properly may make you choke on it. Just be careful, that aluminum gets caught between your teeth pretty easily and...
11-05-05, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By aj in ma

Gees, and I pis**d and moaned when I fell in a...

Gees, and I pis**d and moaned when I fell in a parking lot and DIDN'T get hurt. Hope you're back in action soon. Maybe the bad weather will hold off 'til spring..............
Hope the Mrs. is fine...
11-05-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By aj in ma

The weather here has been near perfect for riding...

The weather here has been near perfect for riding also. Temps in the 60s and around 70 today. I rode all week but started with putting in 20 something mile rides early because I've not been riding...
11-03-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By aj in ma

Thanks guys, That was just something my wife...

Thanks guys,
That was just something my wife and I were curious about. I don't count calories anyway so it's kind of a moot point.
Good advise about not riding naked in a blizzard too.

Did...
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