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07-05-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,059
Posted By big john

My fellow club member David became the first...

My fellow club member David became the first rider over 60 to finish the RAAM. He failed on his first attempt due to hyponatremia. He gained about 15 pounds of water weight and he's a little guy. He...
07-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,059
Posted By big john

I was descending a fire road on my mountain bike...

I was descending a fire road on my mountain bike and there was a couple on bikes climbing and they were arguing about something. I noticed they only had 1 bottle between them. I got to the bottom and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

I think the water referred to in that song was...

I think the water referred to in that song was Lake Geneva?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,875
Posted By big john

It's almost as bad as hearing that from a woman.

It's almost as bad as hearing that from a woman.
07-05-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,059
Posted By big john

That is why I specified eating or taking...

That is why I specified eating or taking electrolytes. Of course if you flush yourself out you are at risk but the things I have read say if you eat or take electrolytes you should be fine. I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,875
Posted By big john

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because...

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because of a hard effort with dehydration. It's annoying trying to sleep when your heart is thumping fast and loud.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By big john

You need to figure out what size bike you need...

You need to figure out what size bike you need first. You might be able to find a decent bike for $500 but you'll probably need someone to help. At that price, brand shouldn't be an issue.
07-04-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,059
Posted By big john

I agree with most of your post with a couple of...

I agree with most of your post with a couple of exceptions. First, I think hyponatremia is extremely rare with cyclists. I've heard of it, once with a friend who was part way through RAAM and had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

While I was working I generally did about 300,000...

While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Here or hear?

Here or hear?
07-03-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,059
Posted By big john

I can ride when it's hot but we don't have the...

I can ride when it's hot but we don't have the humidity like you guys do. Still, I need tons of water when climbing in the heat. Above 95 degrees is hot to me but I have ridden over 110. I agree...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

You might also point out that he could kill a...

You might also point out that he could kill a cyclist coming the other way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Goes without saying.:)

Goes without saying.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

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07-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By big john

Time and intensity are better metrics than miles....

Time and intensity are better metrics than miles. 60 easy miles a bar or maybe 2 would be plenty. 60 miles with 6000 feet of climbing and stiff headwinds would take a little more, maybe bring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

You're probably a lot bigger than most road...

You're probably a lot bigger than most road weenies. You can say anything you want to them if they harass you. It's worked for me when I get picked on for my fredliness.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By big john

A nice fixed gear bike is not super cheap. The...

A nice fixed gear bike is not super cheap. The frame can be as much as a regular road bike frame, as can the wheels.

Fixed gear riders are a special breed. I don't mean roadies who ride fixed for...
06-30-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By big john

Good point. Drop bars come in different widths...

Good point. Drop bars come in different widths and depths and different reaches, as well as different shapes. I've tried different bars , maybe six, on the last two road bikes I bought. Lucky for me...
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By big john

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got...

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got close to 5 hours total time, but I never tried to, either. I've also never done a "flat" century. The least altitude gain I can remember is about 4000...
06-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,972
Views: 274,569
Posted By big john

I've been FB friends with him for a few years. We...

I've been FB friends with him for a few years. We talked cars, bikes, politics, music, divorce, etc. I looked forward to having someone to hash over the daily news with. I already miss that. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,255
Posted By big john

If you encounter a group you have no idea of...

If you encounter a group you have no idea of their skills and don't know if you can trust them. Likewise they don't know you. The bike paths can be very dangerous alone and worse if you mix in with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,731
Posted By big john

I remember when he went to Greece and stayed at a...

I remember when he went to Greece and stayed at a house that belonged to his father? He posted some pics about riding around there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

My car battery was dead this morning and I...

My car battery was dead this morning and I couldn't get the Mrs' car in front to jump it so I took the battery out of her car to jump it. By the time I did all that it was too late to make the ride...
06-26-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By big john

People aren't all the same. There are spinners...

People aren't all the same. There are spinners and there are mashers and every cadence in between. While spinning is advisable and taught, it isn't for everyone. Some people turn slow cadences for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

For now I smell the rain and with it, pain ...

For now I smell the rain
and with it, pain
and it's headed my way
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,806
Posted By big john

Las Flores is 23% for a short stretch. A guy fell...

Las Flores is 23% for a short stretch. A guy fell over in front of me and his computer went bouncing across the road, I almost ran over it. I told him "You dropped something". Gotta get my digs in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,806
Posted By big john

Years ago another clyde and I climbed Latigo...

Years ago another clyde and I climbed Latigo Canyon in a terrible windstorm, like we couldn't even hear each other yell. We stopped at a cafe called the Rock Store and some motorcyclists were talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

You might surprise yourself.

You might surprise yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,731
Posted By big john

R.I.P. Will miss you on Facebook. Always...

R.I.P. Will miss you on Facebook. Always quick-witted, always opinionated, always funny. He could speak on a great number of topics and treated me like a friend even though we'd never met.
06-24-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By big john

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and...

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and cannot be overstated. A man over 200 can be a decent climber but the higher over 200 you get, the bigger disadvantage is built in.
06-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By big john

Let us know how you like it once you get some...

Let us know how you like it once you get some miles in.:)
06-23-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By big john

Maybe they slammed the saddle for shipping?

Maybe they slammed the saddle for shipping?
06-22-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By big john

I think it only applies to newbies.

I think it only applies to newbies.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Ever see the Aprilia (Italian motorcycle)...

Ever see the Aprilia (Italian motorcycle) commercial? The man is unsuccessful at giving a specimen after trying multiple media and is leaving in frustration when he notices a magazine opened to an ad...
06-21-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By big john

Whenever I spend any time on the road on my mtb I...

Whenever I spend any time on the road on my mtb I start wishing it had drop bars. On the dirt it's very different.

Years ago I did the Solvang Century and a guy in my club who was a great climber...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Beautiful day here. Went for a group-ish ride and...

Beautiful day here. Went for a group-ish ride and had a blast. Fun stories, jokes, and friendly jabs. I really have missed my club friends and they still aren't riding together so I poached another...
06-19-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By big john

A rarity? Considering most people don't get to be...

A rarity? Considering most people don't get to be in their 80s, I'd say yes. I do know a few riders in their 80s, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Might be worth a shot. I hear it does wonders for...

Might be worth a shot. I hear it does wonders for your confidence.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

If the nipples are bleeding put Band-Aids on them.

If the nipples are bleeding put Band-Aids on them.
06-18-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,542
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PYzsYa02w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PYzsYa02w
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

4 of us were touring across the US in 1990. We...

4 of us were touring across the US in 1990. We stopped for the day in a small town in Kansas. There was a Mexican restaurant on the main street (the whole town was beautiful) and when we tried to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

I can deal with the stems and shifters but...

I can deal with the stems and shifters but toe-clips are evil foot torture devices.
06-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,542
Posted By big john

I have that on vinyl. There is a song Jack wrote...

I have that on vinyl. There is a song Jack wrote that has been done by Leslie West several times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=sVG7eQ1TcNo&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

He did get pretty bland.

He did get pretty bland.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

If i can get it, I like a sandwich with turkey or...

If i can get it, I like a sandwich with turkey or ham. A friend will split them with me sometimes, along with a bag of chips.
When I toured I tried to have a good lunch every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

How about one from 1977? ...

How about one from 1977?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhccIfevjCU
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

When Fresh Cream came out it blew us away. ...

When Fresh Cream came out it blew us away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hSiqy9v9FM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12,425
Views: 218,634
Posted By big john

Same, but I did see Hall and Oates on TV once and...

Same, but I did see Hall and Oates on TV once and I was mocking them until my friend pointed out how good they were live.
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