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09-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude!!!!!!

You just exceded my wildest hopes, never mind expectations. Thank you thank you thank you. You gave me a place to start looking for replacements.

By the way, I would keep looking, but my...
09-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I...

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I mind being passed by someone faster when I'm on a bike and they're WALKING.

The answer to "Does it get any easier?" is "Not if you're doing it...
09-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By Elbeinlaw

tired, out of gas, and stupid

Sounds just like what happened to me for my second major spill (second set of stitches, second bout of cellulitis) since I came back. Except that I didn't know I was out of gas until my legs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,210
Posted By Elbeinlaw

This is a common misunderstanding, actually

The two slanders on folding bikes is that (1) the small wheels mean that they don't have the same ground-per-pedal stroke* that the larger wheels do; (2) that they're uncomfortable (because they look...
09-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By Elbeinlaw

No, no, no--

I have it on excellent medical authority that flu is transmitted by not putting on a sweater when your mother is cold.
09-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,607
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty...

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty comments: What I don't get is what the angry, nasty response is about. Even if flangehead was whining--which he wasn't, he was telling a story--and even if...
09-03-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Hold on- -

No need to fight over me, gentlemen.

I definitely need a new LBS. They stuck. On the other hand, they're underway with Covid cycling volume, and they're cycling guys, not education or...
08-25-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog...

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is so incredibly painful. I still mourn my best buddy, Seamus, an Airedale, who died about 5 years ago. Most people don't understand how...
08-24-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By Elbeinlaw

tntyz: Thank you for taking an interest. I'm on...

tntyz: Thank you for taking an interest. I'm on Android, not iPhone, but I'm going to copy your steps and see if I can get it to work with RWGPS. The bikes are both at the shop right now for...
08-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,584
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Kat12, I'm afraid you buried the lede, so I want...

Kat12, I'm afraid you buried the lede, so I want to repeat it:

I can protect others from my potential asymptomatic/ pre-symptomatic infection, and I want others to wear a mask to protect me from...
08-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By Elbeinlaw

ScottRiqui: This is my first new bike in...

ScottRiqui:

This is my first new bike in the wireless era, so when the bike store told me it was a cycling computer, I though of those old wireless plastic computers on my handlebars. They...
08-19-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,342
Posted By Elbeinlaw

BoraxKid: I sure am glad we have you here....

BoraxKid:

I sure am glad we have you here. Because without you, we wouldn't have anyone to tell us:1. Who is and is not a Karen
2. What's not worthwhile to post on Bike Forums
3. Who has...
08-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test...

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test NOW. You don't have to be old, fat and male to have sleep apnea. Lots of women, skinny and athletic people have it. It has nothing to do with not...
08-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,303
Posted By Elbeinlaw

The single most convincing thing that changed my...

The single most convincing thing that changed my conduct when I started bicycle commuting years ago was to read as many accident reports as I could find. EVERY SINGLE ONE--let me repeat that--EVERY...
08-19-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,342
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen...

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen a couple of your posts, Borax Kid, but I'd like to point two things out. First, if you're lucky, you too will become a person of vintage. And...
08-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,916
Posted By Elbeinlaw

You've got it wrong, dude.

Seems to me that this precisely describes the slack-jawed, mouth-breathing morons who were very aggressively riding down the stripe of the trail we were on, on Sunday, showing off their cycling...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Elbeinlaw

There's a story that Apollo 13 -- which, you...

There's a story that Apollo 13 -- which, you will possibly remember, endured an explosion and catastrophic cascade of systems losses-- had to shut down its computer systems to have enough power to...
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,352
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Gott'a be Atlanta!

Have to laugh. When I saw the phrase "blocked … by the City of Clarkston" I knew that it had to be Clarkston, GA. Atlanta is the most clueless of any city I've ever lived in when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't remember where I heard this but Vaseline...

I don't remember where I heard this but Vaseline or even Chapstick on your eyebrows directs the sweat out of your eyes. Works like a charm. Keeps your eyebrows from getting chapped, too. (Never...
07-16-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Down here in the South, corn can be sweet: Sweet...

Down here in the South, corn can be sweet: Sweet corn. You eat it with your "sweet tea."
07-16-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

My father used to say that

He didn't mean it as a compliment. Or maybe he meant that he was annoyed that he didn't think of the quip first.
07-16-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By Elbeinlaw

GREAT JOB! Give yourself a pat on the back.

You have to celebrate your accomplishments even if it's just a plateau. Plateauing at 208--I'm sure it wasn't so long ago you thought you'd never GET to 208. So celebrate! (Not with double...
07-15-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Sausage balls

I'll be they're kind'a round ... and sausagy ...But I'm out on a limb here.
07-13-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,134
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Above it?

With all due respect, NOT my observation having been back here only for a few weeks. And over the long haul that I've observed politics, I don't think that current political rhetoric is any...
07-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

LJSense: Credit goes to you! I didn't find these....

LJSense: Credit goes to you! I didn't find these. Good job.

Of course I'm still right.*

Does it phase (faze?) you at all that none of these is the bike that I bought, and not the components...
07-10-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Please go away.

Ljsense, I was ready to leave this alone, but I don't appreciate being attacked in an ignorant and deceptive way. You want to have a discussion, I'm game. But don't misrepresent what I've said or...
07-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ah! You caught me!

It says that nowhere. I just looked.You found me out. That was satire. But it was certainly more entertaining and certainly no less useless than what Trek says in their manual. you supposedly...
07-09-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Age thing

Man, John. You're OLD. (You're older than me by 4 years.)

To be clear, I don't mean that it's an age thing like older people are grumpy or stupid or not with the program (though I think I...
07-09-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Response to Robertorolfo

It's true. I couldn't agree more. "They" have convinced "us" that if we object to not getting customer service, we're just ingrates and non-team players. Worse (as we can see from this string)...
07-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Drama for drama's sake

You have a right to your opinion. It never ceases to amaze me how people don't just accept the new corporate attitude of pay-your-money-and-don't-ask-us-for-any-customer-support, but embrace and...
07-09-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By Elbeinlaw

AMT0571: I remember this story I read in college...

AMT0571: I remember this story I read in college (in a galaxy long ago and far away) where a non-biologically male narrator mentioned in passing that her boyfriend was repairing his Harley in their...
07-09-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Welcome to the fixer-uppers club

I learned a few years ago while in a Central American urban area that in some countries, there is not a tradition of do-it-yourself-ers. I don't know about GB. In America, there used to be a proud...
07-09-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Was France even around in 1988? As for why...

Was France even around in 1988?

As for why it can't be easy … once you do it once, it's actually not that difficult, and the skill is applicable to all kinds of things. Personally, I enjoy...
07-09-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Word of advice from sad experience: once you mix...

Word of advice from sad experience: once you mix TEST on an obscure part of the frame and let it dry. Particularly enamel paint dries a different color. I take an old paint bottle and both mix and...
07-07-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,278
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Just *****ing about Trek

My wife and I bought new Treks, the first new bikes we've bought in years. They have all this new (to us) technology: Bluetooth, disc brakes, hydraulic braking systems, spindle (?) quick releases …...
06-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,939
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Interesting discussion, since this is where my...

Interesting discussion, since this is where my wife and I live at the moment. We are both in our nearly mid 60s, back to biking after a couple of decades not. We're both fit, by the way, and my...
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