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03-31-20, 08:32 PM
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Posted By big john

Seems like you guys in the NY area have had some...

Seems like you guys in the NY area have had some bad luck with it. I don't think I know anyone who has tested positive yet, but tests are hard to come by here. Mrs John called her doc last week to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Not yet, apparently. edit, I think somebody peed...

Not yet, apparently. edit, I think somebody peed in that one dude's corn flakes
03-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,376
Posted By big john

I have had a similar experience, a guy who I...

I have had a similar experience, a guy who I don't know yelled at me for pausing at a stop sign. I'm not a bad-ass but most roadies aren't scary to me. I had a couple words for him.
03-31-20, 03:38 PM
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Views: 246,889
Posted By big john

I think it's history.

I think it's history.
03-31-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 246,889
Posted By big john

Apparently the cofeve 19 now has it's own...

Apparently the cofeve 19 now has it's own sub-forum. Announcement at the top of the page.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I rode a bit and went by the big park where the...

I rode a bit and went by the big park where the are doing cofeve testing. Maybe hundreds of cars lined up and down the roads. A frightening scene. I then went by two huge parking lots which were...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Doesn't seem to be any wind today.

Doesn't seem to be any wind today.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Maybe I'll just cruise the neighborhood for an...

Maybe I'll just cruise the neighborhood for an hour or two.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I miss my group rides. I'd like to go for a ride...

I miss my group rides. I'd like to go for a ride today but no group means I have to decide everything. I can't even decide on road or mtb, climb or flatish. First world problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

If you get an evil, lying advisor paired with an...

If you get an evil, lying advisor paired with an evil, lying tech and have an apathetic manager the customer gets it twice as bad. Sometimes that customer's dad/son will show up with the intention to...
03-31-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By big john

I was wondering where it went so I put...

I was wondering where it went so I put "coronamiseration" in the search box and, voila.
03-31-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,376
Posted By big john

Having been spat on, hit with unknown liquids,...

Having been spat on, hit with unknown liquids, hit with bottles and cans, hit with a ball of ice, and threatened by all manner of psychopaths I have decided that a little shouting or a few cruel...
03-31-20, 08:17 AM
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Views: 246,889
Posted By big john

The coronamiseration thread has moved to the...

The coronamiseration thread has moved to the lounge.
03-31-20, 08:12 AM
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Posted By big john

At least 2 group rides per week for the last 20...

At least 2 group rides per week for the last 20 years (most of the time) and 4 group rides per week since last summer, now none. It was my social life. I really miss it.
Joined the road club in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I did say "some". A service writer at a new car...

I did say "some". A service writer at a new car dealership is in a position of trust. Some of them care about their customers and hold themselves to a certain standard. Others are pure evil.
03-30-20, 08:06 PM
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Views: 246,889
Posted By big john

Good to hear. I was thinking about them because...

Good to hear. I was thinking about them because they offer magnifying lenses....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

You got that right. He was a service advisor and...

You got that right. He was a service advisor and some of them are, let's say, hard to get along with.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

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:(
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

My Landshark was the old standard diameter...

My Landshark was the old standard diameter tubing. The Tesch is oversize heavy gauge True Temper tubing. So stiff I would wince when I saw a crack in the road. OK when I was 36 and strong and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I worked with a guy who did bracket racing with a...

I worked with a guy who did bracket racing with a Vega with a 500 inch big block. Talk about an expensive hobby! Race car, maintenance/tires, gotta have a trailer and a truck to pull it with, fuel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Is that what they call an "econorail"? Big block...

Is that what they call an "econorail"? Big block Chevy?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

It was a nice bike, lightest steel frame I ever...

It was a nice bike, lightest steel frame I ever had but a wet noodle under my (at the time) 210 pounds. Tange Prestige tubing, 63cm and very comfortable it would flex all over when I stood up on it....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I'm amazed by people who can ride mud like that,...

I'm amazed by people who can ride mud like that, bicycle or motorcycle. There always seems to be one weirdo who races in mud like it's no big deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Me either, but he is a 5 time world champion. I...

Me either, but he is a 5 time world champion. I don't know if he can make a comeback, though. He's had some injuries the last couple years and not had a strong season for a while.
I suppose the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

just saw this. The turns are unreal, how far he...

just saw this. The turns are unreal, how far he leans it over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=122&v=aMzDkEnKeFc&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I had a steel Trek, a 660 I bought new in 1988, I...

I had a steel Trek, a 660 I bought new in 1988, I think. The frame broke around the bottom bracket @ 15K miles. Trek warranty covered it but they didn't have any steel bikes left and offered me an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:04 AM
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Posted By big john

This one is here now. ...

This one is here now.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x449/mercy_619e635059c8f357cbd93def7de5103fd0efe564.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Trek what? My mountain bike is about 32 pounds....

Trek what?
My mountain bike is about 32 pounds. 160mm fork and 150mm rear with 2.8 tires on 35mm wide rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about...

My Gunnar is about 21 pounds. My Seven is about 18. I did a group ride in the mountains and my friend spanked everyone while riding his 28 pound Atlantis touring bike. Some of the spankees were upset.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

I read your president has changed his tune on the...

I read your president has changed his tune on the virus thing.
03-30-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,510
Posted By big john

What's the difference? Do you use different skis?...

What's the difference? Do you use different skis?

I did a little xc type skiing on trails in the mountains. Not enough to get good at it but I always wanted to do more. I did some snowshoeing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

A friend of mine was in a blind stoker club for...

A friend of mine was in a blind stoker club for years. They would take young (and sometimes not young) visually impaired people for rides on their tandems. Some of them got pretty good. There is also...
03-29-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,510
Posted By big john

Are you cross country skiing or are you hiking up...

Are you cross country skiing or are you hiking up to alpine ski?
03-29-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,376
Posted By big john

I've seen this a number of times and it's still...

I've seen this a number of times and it's still hard to believe someone would modify their truck for the express purpose of assaulting someone who is powerless to retaliate. The definition of a...
03-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,376
Posted By big john

Screw him! It's good that you called him out but...

Screw him! It's good that you called him out but it probably won't sink in. But it might.
03-29-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,510
Posted By big john

I went for a solo ride yesterday. Saw one small...

I went for a solo ride yesterday. Saw one small group and they were spread out. Several solo riders and very little car traffic. Went up a canyon to the top and sat on a retaining wall just amazed at...
03-28-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By big john

Nice pics!

Nice pics!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By big john

OP is 51 now.

OP is 51 now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,265
Posted By big john

I've been a member of a road club for 31 years...

I've been a member of a road club for 31 years and I think when it comes to recreational cyclists the fastest women will be faster than most of the men. I don't mean in a sprint but on a long...
03-27-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 792
Posted By big john

Nothing obvious to attribute your problem to. I...

Nothing obvious to attribute your problem to. I agree with the poster about breathing, some call it "breathplay". One breath per 2 revolutions of the crank or whatever. Sometimes we forget to "just...
03-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By big john

Angeles National Forest. Don't know about any...

Angeles National Forest. Don't know about any others.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By big john

Have you thought about putting him on one of your...

Have you thought about putting him on one of your bikes to see what he does and doesn't like about the fit?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By big john

I'm a similar sized stud and for that bike I...

I'm a similar sized stud and for that bike I would go with the 60 or 62. I'm not flexible so I like the tall head tube so I don't have to use a ton of spacers. My current bike has a 230mm head tube...
03-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 792
Posted By big john

Do you mind of I ask your weight/.height? How...

Do you mind of I ask your weight/.height? How about the bike and bike fit?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Maybe it was the Borat style thong.

Maybe it was the Borat style thong.
03-27-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,510
Posted By big john

I just wanted to say I could be in the control...

I just wanted to say I could be in the control group. You know, not regular.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Did anyone figure out why?

Did anyone figure out why?
03-26-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By big john

Over the weekend the beaches were packed as were...

Over the weekend the beaches were packed as were the hiking trails. Due to this the city has closed beach parking and all trails are closed. Even the national forest has closed recreation.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

Well I guess you're going to have to switch the...

Well I guess you're going to have to switch the saddle then. What fun will that be for the rest of us?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 171,542
Posted By big john

New bike time!

New bike time!
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