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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 07:01 PM
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Posted By LAJ

Same. That's one good thing about about company...

Same. That's one good thing about about company provided term life insurance. I'll be a brief memory .... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I'm very much for preparing for the future, but I...

I'm very much for preparing for the future, but I still believe one has to live life while one still can enjoy life. I know it didn't seem like it, but buying our Tacoma's served that purpose on both...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Standing in the hardware area, and seeing what's...

Standing in the hardware area, and seeing what's there, is one of the fun things I do. Picking up this and that, then deciding what I might do with it, is just fun. Of course, I eventually walk out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I was reading and responding as I went. ...

I was reading and responding as I went.

Yes, what a pile of dookie.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

We had some kind of wheeled thing with what...

We had some kind of wheeled thing with what looked like a cog for the grass side, which all resided at the end of a broom handle type apparatus. Gawd...

My edger has a 5 horsepower engine...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I ran the old Rangers to 4500 miles on Castrol...

I ran the old Rangers to 4500 miles on Castrol High Mileage, which is a blend. I did valve cover gaskets on them prior to selling, and the insides looked delicious. I know that's not the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

It knows. Plus, you're likely on synthetic.

It knows. Plus, you're likely on synthetic.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Oh, no doubt on the new stuff. That Land Crusher...

Oh, no doubt on the new stuff. That Land Crusher was a pig when it was brand new, and only got worse with age.

We got Mrs LAJ a 15 Tacoma 4 door short bed and I added a tonneau cover. I picked up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Funny. I don't buy new, so when I sold my 98...

Funny. I don't buy new, so when I sold my 98 Ranger, and Mrs. LAJ's 99 Ranger, people were very surprised to find that we owned them for 20 and 19 years respectively. It was funny. A fellow came...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

The TT bike doesn't get ridden much, and it's...

The TT bike doesn't get ridden much, and it's clean, so popping the chain off and throwing it in the pot is nothing. Depending on which bike I ride, I keep track, and toss it in when it's time. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I have numerous KMC links in reserve because...

I have numerous KMC links in reserve because they've always done me well. Plus, if you're one of those chain-waxxers, ya gotta have em.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I'm thinking the industry is gearing up for crits...

I'm thinking the industry is gearing up for crits that can be raced in your garage.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

It's my Friday, even though it's Thursday. ...

It's my Friday, even though it's Thursday.

On another note. SMFH.

https://us.cuore.ch/us/en/mens/cycling/indoor-cycling
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

After changing an 11 speed chain, and setting a...

After changing an 11 speed chain, and setting a Shimano quick link, I'm not sure you can seat one of those on the road. I was worried about stomping the pedal, and it wasn't happening by hand. I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Good heavens. Watching those guys is scary...

Good heavens.

Watching those guys is scary and fascinating all at once. Getting to that kind of weight is dedication magnified. I bet it takes about an hour warm-up for that minute of lifting. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

If you don't shoot high, they aren't really goals.

If you don't shoot high, they aren't really goals.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Survival is my goal for 2021. A podium would...

Survival is my goal for 2021.

A podium would be nice too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I say cassette too.

I say cassette too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Awed and humbled indeed. Thanks

Awed and humbled indeed.

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Oh my.

Oh my.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Who knew? ...

Who knew?


https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/claim-to-fame-denver-invented-outdoor-christmas-lighting-in-the-early-1900s
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Pure bull****, datlas. I'm sorry Mrs. datlas and...

Pure bull****, datlas. I'm sorry Mrs. datlas and you had to experience that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

In your neck of the woods, I always worry about...

In your neck of the woods, I always worry about the rust and seized fastener issue. Here, it's no sweat, but when I worked on stuff from back there, I wanted to hurl.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I think taking apart the mechanism is much more...

I think taking apart the mechanism is much more risky than biting the bullet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I absolutely get that. There is no...

I absolutely get that. There is no procrastination allowed when you only have 15-30 minutes before you must be on the trainer in order to make work. That said, I'm very good at doing all I can, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Would picking the time help? Typical wisdom...

Would picking the time help? Typical wisdom points to an after work bike session, but I have found that I like to spend time at night with Mrs. LAJ. So, I'm willing to get up at an ungodly hour to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Exactly. The old way was a handful of seat post.

Exactly. The old way was a handful of seat post.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Go lift some weights. For some reason, that has...

Go lift some weights. For some reason, that has been a help to that voice in my head.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

"Twice the bike for only $600.00 more" ...

"Twice the bike for only $600.00 more"

That's how I would have played it had the original choice been disappeared. I have agonized a bit too long and had to employ tactical explanations.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Way cool. Plus, he does it right. Doing so he...

Way cool. Plus, he does it right. Doing so he can have the cool tools is the correct attitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Or both. I got changed up today, and it was...

Or both. I got changed up today, and it was nasty.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Right now I can't answer that, simply because I...

Right now I can't answer that, simply because I haven't tried.

I also do a thing called Tractor Pulls, which is aptly named.... 53x11 Sitting, at a stop, full gas for 20",1' rest x 10 Those...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Correct, though my knees are pretty dang robust...

Correct, though my knees are pretty dang robust for an old fart. It's the weights I do in the morning that make the after work trainer time a struggle.

Our race season is starting in April, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Or doing 5x6' 105% @50 Cadence. I better be...

Or doing 5x6' 105% @50 Cadence.

I better be able to pick up a corner of the house when I'm done with this strength phase, or I'll be disappointed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Lordy. I'm a trainer guy, and can hang on one...

Lordy. I'm a trainer guy, and can hang on one for a good while, but I can't imagine running on one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I charge mine every morning, and take it off just...

I charge mine every morning, and take it off just before I jump in the shower. I track sleep, weights and the bike, and it charges up during that time. No issues so far, but it is a 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I can make my Apple watch face look like anything...

I can make my Apple watch face look like anything I want. Vintage to the weather and stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

A large bag of nopes.

A large bag of nopes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Little up the middle. RIP

Little up the middle.

RIP
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I feel your pain.

I feel your pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

I just took the neighbor gal to the e room,...

I just took the neighbor gal to the e room, because her dogs were fighting and she somehow broke a finger separating them. I was hoping it was dislocated, but talking to her on the way home after it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Dangit. I hope all is OK.

Dangit. I hope all is OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Thank you, Trsnrtr! Annual traditions and all,...

Thank you, Trsnrtr! Annual traditions and all, come hell or high water. It was nice to just have a cold start as the only negative on this ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Negatory Ghost Rider

Negatory Ghost Rider
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Says tradition. New Years Day evening is the...

Says tradition.

New Years Day evening is the last night for the year at the LAJ house.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Last night for the lights. :cry:

Last night for the lights. :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Not a frozen lake. ...

Not a frozen lake.


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 27,023
Posted By LAJ

Winter Cycling ...

Winter Cycling


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