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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Lemond1985

When I start hearing Tour de France music in my...

When I start hearing Tour de France music in my head, and improvising Phil Ligget dialog, and feeling like I'm just crushing it that day, but I'm only 10 miles into a long day in the saddle, it can...
09-22-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By Lemond1985

In a word, "no". The 525 frames are a step down...

In a word, "no". The 525 frames are a step down from the 853 frames (slightly heavier, and not as stiff) so that should be $100 off right there.

When looking at it, I would make sure the wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Lemond1985

Most likely not hydration, not weather, not food,...

Most likely not hydration, not weather, not food, not fitness. That would leave pacing, maybe you went out too hard at the beginning and tore through your reserves too soon, thus they were not there...
09-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lemond1985

I have to admit I'm nervous though, regarding the...

I have to admit I'm nervous though, regarding the existence of a predetermined human lifespan limit. Just look at the life of Beryl Burton, the so-called "female Eddy Merckx". Seven world titles, 90...
09-22-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Lemond1985

When a bike is finally set up "perfect", that's...

When a bike is finally set up "perfect", that's when I decide the frame is too big/too small/needs a repaint, so I strip it down to the frame and turn my attention to another prettier bike. And...
09-21-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lemond1985

Middle-aged athletes seem to be a new phenomenon,...

Middle-aged athletes seem to be a new phenomenon, when I was a kid, no one exercised past 30. So our generation is really breaking some new ground. Does working out increase lifespan? I guess we'll...
09-21-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By Lemond1985

I often find myself agreeing with his most famous...

I often find myself agreeing with his most famous quote, "Hell is other people."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Exit
09-20-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Lemond1985

Would this fit? Had my eye on this for a while,...

Would this fit? Had my eye on this for a while, only $180.

https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/san-luis-obispo-gitane-tour-de-france/6959364947.html
...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Lemond1985

There's a certain logic to it, I suppose. ...

There's a certain logic to it, I suppose.

"Since I'm a directionally-challenged person, I need to be EXTRA visible, so I'll wear a hi-viz backpack. Hey, don't judge me, bro."
09-20-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17,733
Views: 2,770,019
Posted By Lemond1985

I bet this thing was not cheap when it was new...

I bet this thing was not cheap when it was new back in 1995. Bike design technology moves on.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/fresno-softride-mountain-bike/6981072354.html
...
09-20-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,470
Posted By Lemond1985

Glad there are none of these so-called "MUP"...

Glad there are none of these so-called "MUP" things in my area, they sound awful. I get aggravated just reading about them here.
09-19-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,699
Posted By Lemond1985

It almost seems like you just like insulting...

It almost seems like you just like insulting people.
09-18-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17,733
Views: 2,770,019
Posted By Lemond1985

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wgB25WBeBxA/hqdefault.jpg ...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wgB25WBeBxA/hqdefault.jpg

"Some Italian bike ... 'spossed to be good for ya."
09-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By Lemond1985

Ah, so us civilians are not expected to hear the...

Ah, so us civilians are not expected to hear the precise words of the LEO loudspeaker announcement, just the overall tone and timbre, and react accordingly? I guess that's pretty much what I do...
09-17-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,781
Posted By Lemond1985

Person opening the door made an honest mistake,...

Person opening the door made an honest mistake, IMO. No one was hurt. I would not worry about trying to change other people too much, just be more careful next time, and not be so quick to anger. I'm...
09-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By Lemond1985

Sounds like the CHP hired one of the adults from...

Sounds like the CHP hired one of the adults from the "Charlie Brown" cartoons to be a patrol officer. Was bound to happen sooner or later. I hope this "P.A. system" type of policing does not catch...
09-16-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,699
Posted By Lemond1985

Graphic rings true for me. In 50 years of riding,...

Graphic rings true for me. In 50 years of riding, I think my head is about the only body part I have that has NOT been injured by a bike, either riding it or working it. But I have definitely injured...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 111,027
Posted By Lemond1985

This one at least deserves honorable mention...

This one at least deserves honorable mention (good song too!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s
09-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,943
Posted By Lemond1985

Probably respond with a probing question, whose...

Probably respond with a probing question, whose answer is so obvious, it would not even require a response. :)

But I digress, I don't think moderators can prevent people from arguing, just call...
09-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,516
Posted By Lemond1985

But it's all in good fun. And they're so CUTE...

But it's all in good fun. And they're so CUTE when they go on their little murderous feral attacks on people I don't know, and therefore don't care about.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,270
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm waiting patiently for the "pro-daylight...

I'm waiting patiently for the "pro-daylight saving time novelty poster" to appear in this thread.

Where is he? Has he given up the cause? Gone over to the dark side, so to speak?

FWIW, I loathe...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By Lemond1985

Pina Coladas are pretty awesome too. ...

Pina Coladas are pretty awesome too.

Supposed to be 100 today here in CA, 103 tomorrow. No fall here yet. :(
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

For a person who does all or most of the things...

For a person who does all or most of the things on the list, I admit, it's probably not that funny.

Re "taking the lane", sometimes you have to, but to habitually do so, I find obnoxious. And...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

"Taking The Lane" in Everyday Life

Take the hotel towels home.

Pay tolls with $100 bills.

Practice the art of limp handshakes and let people shaking your hands feel like they are holding on to a dead fish.

Tell the ending...
09-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,516
Posted By Lemond1985

Heck, forget angering the owners, what about...

Heck, forget angering the owners, what about angering all the posters here who think all dogs are noble, saintly creatures whose name ought to be spelled backwards, who would never ever attack a...
09-10-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/230x175/liotta_ab6d566bb992e90130adb062c27403ad22c4cbe3.gif

Wow! Black is white! Up is down! People on electric bikes get MORE exercise than...
09-10-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,924
Posted By Lemond1985

Slim Jims. YMMV. ...

Slim Jims. YMMV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUxY2Tz6spE
09-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,900
Posted By Lemond1985

The victim's fault is not in daring to ride a...

The victim's fault is not in daring to ride a bicycle on public roads, but rather in expecting perfect driving and observation skills from an average human who is blinded by the sun, failing to put...
09-10-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,353
Posted By Lemond1985

Guy should invest in a tripod, so he doesn't have...

Guy should invest in a tripod, so he doesn't have to lean over so much when making his videos. :D

These lights are getting smaller and smaller, and maybe in a few more years, a light that small...
09-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 177,464
Posted By Lemond1985

^^^ Brilliant paint job on that CAAD5. This bike...

^^^ Brilliant paint job on that CAAD5. This bike would be a work of art even if it didn't haul ass, which I'm fairly certain it does. ^^^
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,971
Posted By Lemond1985

I have not seen anyone mention gearing, but I...

I have not seen anyone mention gearing, but I would suggest having a 1:1 gear for recovery and super-steep stuff. That means if you have a 34 chainring up front, you also have a 34 in the back. A 1:1...
09-06-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,900
Posted By Lemond1985

Can't argue with that. Actually, I...

Can't argue with that.



Actually, I learned here recently that the lawn chair would actually be safer OUTSIDE the fog line, because traffic would need to make an effort to pass said aluminum...
09-06-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,900
Posted By Lemond1985

Nah, just ride on the shoulder instead of out in...

Nah, just ride on the shoulder instead of out in traffic. :rolleyes:

Of course it helps to monitor cars approaching from behind on roads like this, no matter where you ride. But as a motorist, I...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Lemond1985

Kinda makes you wonder which came first, the...

Kinda makes you wonder which came first, the chicken or the beer can?
08-31-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Lemond1985

Maybe it was consensual. Who are we to judge?...

Maybe it was consensual. Who are we to judge? :lol:

Which it was, in a sense, since his careless sidewalk riding caused him to assume this rather submissive position.

Hopefully this was a...
08-31-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,037
Posted By Lemond1985

I like the old TV shows. I would gladly watch...

I like the old TV shows. I would gladly watch even 5th rate shows from the 70's. Real dogs like "Courtship of Eddie's Father", which no one liked, not even back then, over the new shows on TV these...
08-30-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 52,114
Views: 6,985,164
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow! Stem shifters in the Tour de France. Racks...

Wow! Stem shifters in the Tour de France. Racks and reflectors too!

Maybe *some* Miyatas were ridden in the Tour in 1975, but probably not this one.
08-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By Lemond1985

If I had a dollar every time I have heard Phil...

If I had a dollar every time I have heard Phil Ligget talking about "the round-shouldered Pyrenees". :rolleyes:

The assumption is always that the Alps are "easier", despite the fact that the...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,064
Posted By Lemond1985

fixed.

fixed.
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Lemond1985

Make sure the wheels match. Make sure the...

Make sure the wheels match. Make sure the components match each other or at least compatible. Look for dents or cracks on the frame. Test ride it to make sure everything works. Make a mental list of...
08-28-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,418
Posted By Lemond1985

Those power numbers are insane. Yet, in the TDF,...

Those power numbers are insane. Yet, in the TDF, he'd probably be relegated to being a mere lead-out man, if that.
08-28-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,188
Posted By Lemond1985

Who needs that? A prosecutor (or private citizen)...

Who needs that? A prosecutor (or private citizen) ought to be allowed to accuse me of any outrageous thing they want, get a conviction, and not have to even listen to my side of the story.

6th...
08-28-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 52,114
Views: 6,985,164
Posted By Lemond1985

If this $140 Sekai ain't Classic and Vintage, I...

If this $140 Sekai ain't Classic and Vintage, I don't know what is:

https://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_gwBwsplWbpr_1200x900.jpg
...
08-28-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,116
Posted By Lemond1985

Probably an ex-living, ex-pro motorcyclist by...

Probably an ex-living, ex-pro motorcyclist by now.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QsJRwCx_vvQ/UWQcu_uPb8I/AAAAAAAATJs/THt3Xmfz17A/s1600/Dead+parrot+2.jpg
08-27-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,418
Posted By Lemond1985

Helmet can video (with wattage display and speed)...

Helmet can video (with wattage display and speed) of Justin Williams winning the 2018 nationals criterium. I saw him hit 37 mph, don't know how flat it was though. Check out the last 30 seconds of...
08-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,831
Posted By Lemond1985

It's a clever trick, to sell you a second bike,...

It's a clever trick, to sell you a second bike, after you find out the first one is too cramped and feels like riding a little kid's bike.
08-27-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,418
Posted By Lemond1985

I bet the key is to find a training partner who...

I bet the key is to find a training partner who can also hit those speeds. Riding with other fast riders is the only way to squeeze out that last 1-2% or so of talent, the 1-2% that makes the...
08-27-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Lemond1985

We only do electric motorcycles here, AKA...

We only do electric motorcycles here, AKA "E-bikes". :(
08-26-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,062
Posted By Lemond1985

Or urine stream. I'm not big on announcing...

Or urine stream.

I'm not big on announcing my presence anywhere (maybe this is an introvert vs. extrovert issue) but I try to make up for that by passing with extra care. And by completely...
08-25-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52,114
Views: 6,985,164
Posted By Lemond1985

Very clean (but overpriced) 1985 Super Course,...

Very clean (but overpriced) 1985 Super Course, you don't see these too often. Were these made in Japan, or Washington?
...
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