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Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By big john

A friend gave me a pair of Laurent Jalabert...

A friend gave me a pair of Laurent Jalabert signature Delta pedals new in the box. I don't know what year they stopped making them but the latch part at the back of the pedal wears out from all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

I'm using Maxxis 27.5x 2.8 tires on my plus bike....

I'm using Maxxis 27.5x 2.8 tires on my plus bike. I ride it on pavement or dirt/pavement a lot and the rear tire no longer has knobs. I have seen them for $85 but haven't ordered one yet.
If I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

I rode off-road motorcycles nearly every weekend...

I rode off-road motorcycles nearly every weekend for 10 years. I've ridden mountain bikes since the early 90s. I never had a friend or riding companion injured enough to be hospitalized or killed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

LOL methamphatagreen

LOL methamphatagreen
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

Easy flat ride didn't hurt the hip yesterday so I...

Easy flat ride didn't hurt the hip yesterday so I did it again today. I encountered a friend who was riding a Roubaix he just picked up for his wife after hers was run over. They were riding and he...
10-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,193
Posted By big john

It will be 3 weeks this Friday since I fell off...

It will be 3 weeks this Friday since I fell off my mtb. I've been trying to ride a little, went out Saturday and did a few thousand feet of climbing with some people which made the hip pain worse...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

The only thing wrong with Little Wing is that...

The only thing wrong with Little Wing is that it's too short. For that reason I also love SRV's version.
The guitar in The Wind Cries Mary is sublime. Beautiful and unlike anything of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6v2OoWfag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6v2OoWfag
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

Rams' defense looks weak. Offense sucks too.

Rams' defense looks weak.

Offense sucks too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,667
Posted By big john

Only you can decide how much to spend to save X...

Only you can decide how much to spend to save X amount of weight. Get a bike you like riding, are comfortable on, and does what you want it to do. If you want to spend two grand on a set of wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

I first heard Time Has Come Today from a small...

I first heard Time Has Come Today from a small radio in the middle of the night back in the late 60s. It blew me away and I didn't know who it was or if I would ever hear it again. Our only source...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

How about one more Winwood? ...

How about one more Winwood?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8878chOvfI
10-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By big john

A friend was in a band which had a minor hit in...

A friend was in a band which had a minor hit in the 60s. They did ok and he always worked as a musician. Then in the 90s (I think) a cat litter company wanted to use their song in a commercial. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

He's looking to see if anyone is home. ...

He's looking to see if anyone is home.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The peacock was here yesterday. Glad to see him looking well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,099
Posted By big john

"I mean I haven't met a signal person that hasn't...

"I mean I haven't met a signal person that hasn't went crazy over it!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

How to pace long climbs: Get down to 2 pounds per...

How to pace long climbs: Get down to 2 pounds per inch of height.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

Speaking of cages, I used to use the old Tacx...

Speaking of cages, I used to use the old Tacx cages that had a plastic loop at the bottom to support the bottle. If you hit a bump hard enough a full bottle will break through the loop. Happened at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

For the time being.

For the time being.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

At my age I'm always ready to take the piss.

At my age I'm always ready to take the piss.
10-12-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By big john

When you get to 300k you'll have to revise that...

When you get to 300k you'll have to revise that goal.
10-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By big john

I was too until I hit about 62 or 63.

I was too until I hit about 62 or 63.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

I did a 3.5 hour ride with some people today and...

I did a 3.5 hour ride with some people today and it was ok. My knee loosened up after an hour or so and my hip didn't hurt too much except when starting from a stop. The ribs bothered me more than I...
10-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,887
Posted By big john

I have a set of Cole wheels I would like to sell...

I have a set of Cole wheels I would like to sell but the freehub body is broken and I can't find one anywhere. I even wrote to Cole after they reorganized and they wrote back and said they would look...
10-07-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,193
Posted By big john

So far so good. I'd like to do some climbing this...

So far so good. I'd like to do some climbing this Saturday but if there's still pain in the joints I'll wait (maybe).

Hoping your wrist is good.
10-07-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,193
Posted By big john

Crashed mine last Friday. I was just out spinning...

Crashed mine last Friday. I was just out spinning to loosen up and I rode around a fence and got slammed to the earth so fast I didn't feel it coming. There was a 4 or 5 inch lip and a drop off to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

Sometimes there are rocks in the road. ...

Sometimes there are rocks in the road.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

One of my favorite roads was in the path of one...

One of my favorite roads was in the path of one of the biggest fires in LA County history. It's still burning up there so I haven't seen what it looks like now. I was bigger when this pic was taken....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 38,785
Posted By big john

Walking a little easier this morning, still using...

Walking a little easier this morning, still using the adjustable cane that Mrs John had. Ribs are hurting more in the back,, maybe I just slept wrong. Sleeping and getting out of bed have been...
10-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,887
Posted By big john

If you're going to sell them now is the time. The...

If you're going to sell them now is the time. The shortage will soon be over, new bikes are being delivered to dealers.
I just sold two bikes and a set of wheels through my lbs. Not a lot of money...
09-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By big john

It's a real thing. I've heard about this from...

It's a real thing. I've heard about this from bike messengers and felt it myself. When I get that sense I change the route or shorten the ride or at least become hyper vigilant.
One day I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

Was he wearing gloves?

Was he wearing gloves?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

It got down to 78 last night, supposed to go back...

It got down to 78 last night, supposed to go back up to 103. It's surreal reading about furnaces and winter clothes. It seems so far away from reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

A hot mess in a dumpster fire in a train...

A hot mess in a dumpster fire in a train wreck..Jake Tapper
09-29-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,233
Posted By big john

Have fun!

Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

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This is from the top of that climb. Where the 2 mountains intersect in the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

I left just after 7:00 this morning and got a...

I left just after 7:00 this morning and got a nice climbing ride done before it got too hot. Old pic of one of the climbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

Here is part of the yard in snakeland with a...

Here is part of the yard in snakeland with a truck I used to have and the Gunnar. It wouldn't stay green once it warmed up.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

A bit of the old in out.

A bit of the old in out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

Not to mention dealing with the by-product of all...

Not to mention dealing with the by-product of all that dog food.:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

It sucks getting old doesn't it?

It sucks getting old doesn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

Nice ride, 75 miles, 3900 feet, casual pace. 4 of...

Nice ride, 75 miles, 3900 feet, casual pace. 4 of us started but the one woman only wanted 50 so she turned back early. Feeling like a nap is coming.
09-25-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By big john

Where are you going to live?

Where are you going to live?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

Head, bread, or no lead

Head, bread, or no lead
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ym7Lsqj90c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ym7Lsqj90c
09-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 307,887
Posted By big john

Mapquest says 4 hours. Some of the other beach...

Mapquest says 4 hours. Some of the other beach campgrounds are nice but what I like about Jalama is the remoteness. Leo Carillo is nice because you have easy access to some of the best road riding in...
09-23-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15,516
Views: 892,193
Posted By big john

Behind the saddle. You know, a bottle launcher.

Behind the saddle. You know, a bottle launcher.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,268
Posted By big john

The next valley over the hill has a huge network...

The next valley over the hill has a huge network of paved bike paths. It's nice to be able to spin along and not have to deal with cars. It gets nuts in places on the weekend but during the week I...
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