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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By UncaStuart

My wife and I do 6-12 centuries a year out here...

My wife and I do 6-12 centuries a year out here on the west coast, and of them the TdPS is the only one with a mass start (albeit one with the 100-milers leaving first, and then the groups for the...
Forum: Foo
01-26-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,481
Posted By UncaStuart

Here's a (sometimes shrill) group that thinks...

Here's a (sometimes shrill) group that thinks polygraphy is voodoo BS:

Anti-Polygraph.org (http://antipolygraph.org/)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By UncaStuart

My guess is that if you have done two centuries...

My guess is that if you have done two centuries leading up to Solvang, you'll be broken in enough not to need any extra time. Solvang is a moderate century at 5000ft of climb, versus something like...
Forum: Introductions
12-28-04, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By UncaStuart

One of the most annoying things about doing the...

One of the most annoying things about doing the Old Altamont Pass is that when you get to the top, you usually have a humongus headwind on the descent that forces you to pedal hard on the way down,...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-04, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,723
Posted By UncaStuart

25. Wrong-way cyclists 26. Wrong-way cyclists...

25. Wrong-way cyclists
26. Wrong-way cyclists at night (without lights in ninja clothing)
27. A commute route that goes through a district of auto repair shops or hardware stores (debris!)
28. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-04, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,924
Posted By UncaStuart

Hey, Terry, good to see you on the forums! ...

Hey, Terry, good to see you on the forums!

--Doug
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-04, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,924
Posted By UncaStuart

This statement prompts me to ask, just how many...

This statement prompts me to ask, just how many 50+ cyclists do you know? Hardly any, to judge by your choice of what you think constitutes an insult.
Forum: Foo
12-09-04, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By UncaStuart

RiPHRaPH, I hope your birthday is capital! ...

RiPHRaPH, I hope your birthday is capital!

hee hee I slay myself

Ahem, seriously, Happy Day!
12-07-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By UncaStuart

In the mid-fifties my brother and I got Raleigh...

In the mid-fifties my brother and I got Raleigh 3-speeds as Christmas gifts. My dad was general manager at a Chevy dealership at the time, and after the bikes had gotten a few scuffs on them, he let...
Forum: Foo
12-05-04, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By UncaStuart

Well, happily, here in the Yoo Ess Aye, the...

Well, happily, here in the Yoo Ess Aye, the microbreweries are still providing the goodies for folks who want to avoid the high-volume lagers. But, like LBM said, sometimes the really complex brews...
11-27-04, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,546
Posted By UncaStuart

Heh. Good job!

Heh. Good job!
Forum: Foo
11-24-04, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
wow
Views: 1,087
Posted By UncaStuart

In my high school in the early '60 the coaches,...

In my high school in the early '60 the coaches, on rainy days, would subject us to "Slaughter Ball" in the gym, using 8 to 10 basketballs. Once, being the last one standing I was clobbered by 6...
11-21-04, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By UncaStuart

Thanks for asking! OK except for some residual...

Thanks for asking! OK except for some residual rotator cuff problems that are more problematic off the bike than on. The helmet hangs in a place of honor in the store room, where I give it a pat of...
11-20-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By UncaStuart

"Always have" since my return to cycling 11 years...

"Always have" since my return to cycling 11 years ago.

Came in handy last January when I crashed on a fast descent, broke pelvis, rib, collar bone, collapsed a lung. Right side of the helmet...
Forum: Introductions
11-20-04, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By UncaStuart

Unfortunately, with BART, bike are not allowed on...

Unfortunately, with BART, bike are not allowed on certain trains from certain stations during the heaviest commute hours in the morning and afternoon. For instance, bikes are barred from getting on...
Forum: Foo
11-18-04, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By UncaStuart

Thank you, thank you. Just got back from an...

Thank you, thank you. Just got back from an excellent Japanese dinner at Barracuda in Burlingame, courtesy of my wife and MIL. Now I've cracked a bottle of Zinfandel to continue the party up here at...
Forum: Foo
11-15-04, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By UncaStuart

How times change. Back when CdCf was around 4, I...

How times change. Back when CdCf was around 4, I was writing user instructions that had to include this info, along with why the mouse's "tail" had to face away from the user, and so on, with...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-04, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By UncaStuart

Yeah. What a great commute to get your endorphins...

Yeah. What a great commute to get your endorphins in full bloom by the time you get to work! (You have showers, etc., at work?) I've aways found that commuting by car tires me much more than an...
Forum: Introductions
11-14-04, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By UncaStuart

Welcome to the Forums! Looks like you're in a...

Welcome to the Forums! Looks like you're in a great spot to work on your climbing. How d'you like them hills?
Forum: Introductions
11-14-04, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By UncaStuart

Welcome to the Forums. You've got a great area to...

Welcome to the Forums. You've got a great area to ride in down there. My wife and I don't get down often, but enjoy it when we do: Laureles Grade, Fort Ord, Cahoon Pass (pictured below).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-04, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By UncaStuart

I do that all the time. Another thing, as a...

I do that all the time.

Another thing, as a tandem captain, I find myself announcing "bump!" in the car when we hit a speed hump.
Forum: Foo
11-11-04, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By UncaStuart

Sir, You will soon be hearing from my...

Sir,
You will soon be hearing from my attorneys, Bendham & Caukem, about your usurpation of my patents on Oxygen and Nitrogen. Any claims to the use of Carbon Dioxide (pat. pending) will also be met...
Forum: Foo
11-09-04, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By UncaStuart

I kinda liked the glasses with subliminal message...

I kinda liked the glasses with subliminal message (http://freepatentsonline.com/5175571.html) patent. Maybe I could buy up a bunch of sunglasses with the message "Let Unc win!" and hand them out as...
11-09-04, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By UncaStuart

I was an avid viewer of the TV shows (too young...

I was an avid viewer of the TV shows (too young for the radio dramas), and my brother and I fashioned masks to go along with our hats and cap guns. We were also big fans of Have Gun, Will Travel when...
11-09-04, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By UncaStuart

Sorry I'm late to the party! Many happy returns,...

Sorry I'm late to the party! Many happy returns, and many happy miles!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By UncaStuart

Though not in N. Cal, the Tour de Palm Springs is...

Though not in N. Cal, the Tour de Palm Springs is a good season starter. As Blastinbob says, the weather is usually good (85 F by mid-afternoon often) and it is fairly flat for a California century:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By UncaStuart

Ditto. I don't think that this necessarily means...

Ditto. I don't think that this necessarily means building up a special "double-C" bike. The Meridian tandem my wife and I have used on the Davis Double and the Mount Hamilton Challenge (and assorted...
Forum: Introductions
11-08-04, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By UncaStuart

What, you adhere to that newcomer, "DeAnza"? :D ...

What, you adhere to that newcomer, "DeAnza"? :D

To continue the hijack: when I was in high school (early 1960s), most of the arterials in the area of this discussion had a "from-to" name, and some...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-04, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,688
Posted By UncaStuart

[looks around for vl*d, and then quietly tiptoes...

[looks around for vl*d, and then quietly tiptoes away.]
11-03-04, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By UncaStuart

I seem to be most comfortable at 90-100, as well.

I seem to be most comfortable at 90-100, as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-04, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By UncaStuart

A fashion no no is if you wear your Kelme jersey...

A fashion no no is if you wear your Kelme jersey with Lampre shorts. Using MTB pedals on a working bicycle of any flavor does not enter into the world of "fashion." We're now in the arena of utility,...
Forum: Introductions
10-24-04, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By UncaStuart

Hi from across the Bay. Spent a wet but fun day...

Hi from across the Bay. Spent a wet but fun day yesterday going from Rockridge over to Lafayette and around and back.
10-21-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By UncaStuart

Thanks for the compliment! I was procrastinating...

Thanks for the compliment! I was procrastinating before getting into a project I should be doing, and Photoshopped your pic instead.
10-20-04, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By UncaStuart

Oh, what the heck, I liked this one too:

Oh, what the heck, I liked this one too:
10-19-04, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By UncaStuart

I think this was my favorite.

I think this was my favorite.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-04, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By UncaStuart

Well, heck, I'm doin' my part to expose the...

Well, heck, I'm doin' my part to expose the average Californian to the rigors of standing in line with a guy wearing road cycling kit. It's a utilitarian uniform, and I don't see the problem with...
10-11-04, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By UncaStuart

Notfred, thanks for the kind words. I wish...

Notfred, thanks for the kind words.

I wish that when I was a 23-year-old in 1970 someone would have whispered in my ear and said, "you know that inexpensive Japanese 10-speed you bought to replace...
10-10-04, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By UncaStuart

We passed by this morning, and it looked like...

We passed by this morning, and it looked like there was a good turnout. We were riding with a group from our club who were going to stop, but since we were on the tandem, and since we doing Kings...
10-05-04, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By UncaStuart

And:

And:
10-05-04, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By UncaStuart

In the close to four years I've been coming to...

In the close to four years I've been coming to this board, I can't remember the number of new members who have arrived, given a big sigh of relief, and said how happy they were to get to a cycling...
09-29-04, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By UncaStuart

Well, I posted this one, back when I was a child...

Well, I posted this one, back when I was a child of 54, in the Bike Forums jersey thread:
09-29-04, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,270
Posted By UncaStuart

Oh, and I might as well add some info about the...

Oh, and I might as well add some info about the commute(s):


Short On Time Commute Direct and flat, 33 miles roundtrip
Normal Commute Scenic hilly route in, slightly shorter scenic route out,...
09-29-04, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,270
Posted By UncaStuart

I didn't start commuting by bike until I was 45....

I didn't start commuting by bike until I was 45. That was 12 years ago.
09-25-04, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By UncaStuart

My experience is on the road, so I can't speak...

My experience is on the road, so I can't speak directly to your trail question, but I certainly had the self-questioning after my crash, and can attest the worst effects being mental, as Indolent58...
09-25-04, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 320,884
Posted By UncaStuart

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? I use...

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I use a 2000 Trek 5000 for recreational riding, a 1997 Novara Randonee for commuting and touring, and a 2001 Merdian Cascade tandem for recreational riding,...
04-03-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By UncaStuart

Of course, beer is a sports nutrition drink....

Of course, beer is a sports nutrition drink. Where else are we going to get potassium? (Okay, maybe I don't want to know).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-04, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By UncaStuart

Yeah, if you're doing the 100K and have been...

Yeah, if you're doing the 100K and have been practicing on OLHR, you should be just fine. With the weather being what it is, the scenery should be gorgeous this weekend.
04-03-04, 01:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,280
Posted By UncaStuart

Well, I guess I'm another one who wonders if I...

Well, I guess I'm another one who wonders if I have been in an entirely different America. I was a letter carrier for seven years, attacked by dogs over 400 times, bitten more than 20. Guess I'm a...
02-21-04, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By UncaStuart

Greywolf, sorry to hear you went down. Best of...

Greywolf, sorry to hear you went down. Best of luck for a speedy recuperation.
02-16-04, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By UncaStuart

Thanks again for the kind words--and crash...

Thanks again for the kind words--and crash stories. It's gotta be love if we swing a leg over get pedalling again as soon as possible after kissing the pavement.

--Doug
Looking forward to the...
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