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Forum: Foo
04-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just how excited did you get compadre?

Just how excited did you get compadre?
Forum: Foo
04-02-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

LOL...how about the ammo?

LOL...how about the ammo?
04-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,378
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That was on a Saturday. Farm hands are essential...

That was on a Saturday. Farm hands are essential workers in California, so the fields are being tended and the produce picked.
03-30-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,783
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going,...

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going, considerate, happy cyclists. :D
03-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But only on the way down. :thumb:

But only on the way down. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I thought that you had already stopped going out,...

I thought that you had already stopped going out, especially after your latest TP caper. :D
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and...

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and what you are packing. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Segerís Turn...

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Segerís Turn the Page. :roflmao2:
03-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of...

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of traffic. With parking lots for beaches, parks and hiking trails closed, people were parking on the shoulders, which made it interesting in an already...
03-29-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,783
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its...

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its lowest when we least expect people to behave badly, like in the early morning when you are having a nice, easy ride.

Glad you are OK. Be safe!
03-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,783
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a prosecutor and I couldnít agree with you...

I am a prosecutor and I couldnít agree with you more.

Having seen what I have seen over the years, I would let this crazy guy go and let nature take her course.
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I always assumed that...

...social distancing was the thing to do, virus or no virus. :roflmao2:

...
03-28-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís funny stuff man. Readerís Digest was...

Thatís funny stuff man. Readerís Digest was right, humor is THE best medicine.
03-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Things that make you say Hmmmm...the corona virus edition!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6de5b1c1_88b4_47b6_8e23_1a09ae3ac8a5_371a592cbaaa3b896dffa34ba8b94b3a5b0baee9.jpeg
Seen on todayís ride. :foo:
03-28-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree, I prefer point to point rides. You get...

I agree, I prefer point to point rides. You get to see more.

i have done Santa Monica to Santa Barbara with a slight detour around the Santa Monica mountains. Fun ride.
03-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,547
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a...

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a little rainy but OK. :innocent:

...
03-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Good plan. Depending on your routing you could...

Good plan. Depending on your routing you could come across some easy hills.

Question though, isnít SB to SD more than 100 miles?
03-26-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,567
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree with you about taking precautions. But...

I agree with you about taking precautions. But honestly, there are idiots everywhere. Have you seen the pics from London?
03-23-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,840
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I always loved the idea of designing and making...

I always loved the idea of designing and making ďthings.Ē:While I love what I do there is no feeling of accomplishment by creating a product. You are fortunate.
03-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,840
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Man, I am very happy for you. I have been...

Man, I am very happy for you. I have been unemployed a couple of times in my life and it is a scary feeling. So much in our lives is tied in to our jobs.
03-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Seems like ****** is down...give it time... ...

Seems like ****** is down...give it time...

BF will not allow links to R E D D I T
03-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How dinosaurs will avoid a second mass extinction

Covid-19, the Spielberg version...

https://www.******.com/r/Zwift/comments/fnfxvu/extra_protection_in_these_trying_times/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,399
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria...

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria and some hill work around Santa Barbara. I decided to skip it and instead ride the less traveled local (to me) roads. After reading your post I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,399
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the...

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the empty roads and nice weather. :thumb:

...
03-21-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,378
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation...

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation of empty roads and overcast skies was too much to resist.

...
03-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Letís stand together

In this moment of profound crisis, let us all stand together as brothers and sisters.

Love you all! :thumb:

https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,467
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on...

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on essentials, including dog and cat food. My pets appreciate the gesture. But if we start running low on supplies, I might be tempted to commandeer...
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,467
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

In jail, good quality TP is a better currency...

In jail, good quality TP is a better currency than cigarettes.

BTW, newspapers make great TP if properly ďpreparedĒ ahead of time.
03-19-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,230
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Hondo, man you donít need to apologize. I get...

Hondo, man you donít need to apologize. I get your point. I always enjoy reading your posts here, you bring a great perspective to your comments.

Poverty sucks (to put it mildly). Chronic...
03-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,230
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Interesting point. My wife was born and raised in...

Interesting point. My wife was born and raised in Mexico. While they were poor, she never experienced the shortages that I experienced growing up in Cuba, or that we are experiencing now.

in her...
03-19-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,230
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have been working from home since Monday. This...

I have been working from home since Monday. This is a strange position for me to be in because as a prosecutor my work days are normally spent in and out the courtroom. But given my age and various...
03-11-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Regardless of your opinion, one way or the other,...

Regardless of your opinion, one way or the other, about British tabloids, her point is spot on.

Panic buying toilet paper is simply stupid. Fighting with other customers for toilet paper is...
03-11-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am more worried about humanity’s rampant...

I am more worried about humanity’s rampant stupidity and sheepish behavior than I am about the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/dawn-neesom-the-human-race-21669145
03-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

And you are Exhibit 1. :roflmao2:

And you are Exhibit 1. :roflmao2:
03-10-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

A thousand pardons Monsieur. I did not realize...

A thousand pardons Monsieur. I did not realize that I stood in front of Internet greatness.

BTW, spell and grammar check are your friends.

Comprende asere?
03-10-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Obviously not as recently as you have.

Obviously not as recently as you have.
03-10-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

WAHOO Kickr Climb

I had planned to attend the Sea Otter Classic. The event has been postponed to a less convenient time of the year.

I have some extra cash that I had previously planned to use for my trip.

So I...
03-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,191
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Exactly. :thumb:

Exactly. :thumb:
03-10-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,880
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

People are selfish. Like the people who refuse to...

People are selfish. Like the people who refuse to vaccinate their kids.
03-09-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,006
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

As the proud wearer of seven coronary stents I...

As the proud wearer of seven coronary stents I have a little bit of experience in this matter.

​​​Bassmanbob said it best. Don’t panic and go to the ER. Barring that, go and see your PCP as soon...
03-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,860
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Eddy!!! :roflmao2: ...

Eddy!!! :roflmao2:

https://youtu.be/p8uP-dxllKQ
03-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,880
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I cancelled this yearís trip to the Sea Otter...

I cancelled this yearís trip to the Sea Otter Classic...oh wait, the SOC cancelled on me.

I am not going to do the Campagnolo San Diego Gran Fondo.. There is always next year.
03-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I was raised in Cuba, where chronic shortages are...

I was raised in Cuba, where chronic shortages are a daily occurrence.

The woman who cuts my hair was raised in Eastern Europe, where chronic shortages are also a way of life.

She and I both got...
03-08-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,054
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Skynet?

Skynet?
03-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. The Bottecchia was a gift from my Mom...

Thank you. The Bottecchia was a gift from my Mom who, although as a little girl she was too poor to ever afford a bike, neverthelss wanted me to own my dream Italian ride.

I only ride it out on...
03-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my...

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my question whether a Shimano cassette would work with my Campy rear mech. You told me that indeed it would work, so I went ahead, put a Shimano...
03-06-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You may, or may not, be correct about the effects...

You may, or may not, be correct about the effects of warmer weather on the corona virus.

The correct definition of the term ďconventional wisdomĒ is explained below; you applied it correctly.
...
03-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I had made plans to attend this yearís Sea Otter...

I had made plans to attend this yearís Sea Otter Festival since it takes place around my birthday. The Monterey Bay area is lovely this time of the year.

Oh well, there is always next year.
03-06-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Both WAHOO and Garmin (Tacx) specifically...

Both WAHOO and Garmin (Tacx) specifically referenced the coronavirus to explain the shortage (actually the unavailability) of Campy freehub bodies.

Regarding your question about cultural...
03-06-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I am going to buy a Shimano cassette...

Thank you. I am going to buy a Shimano cassette and try it.

BTW, yours is the kind of useful, on point, and helpful response that BF is best known for. Not the snarky and irrelevant responses that...
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