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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I watched a little bit of the NHRA this morning...

I watched a little bit of the NHRA this morning before I had to go out. They're replaying it tonight so I might switch between that, Miami/Boston NBA, and Green Bay/Nawlins.
I heard Coca Cola is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Hopefully it was a fluke. As I've aged many of my...

Hopefully it was a fluke. As I've aged many of my old injuries have continued to aggravate me. They come and go but lately the left shoulder has been pretty sucky. And the back has been hurting in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

It sucks getting old doesn't it?

It sucks getting old doesn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

We have it, along with the Chargers/Panthers.

We have it, along with the Chargers/Panthers.
09-26-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,097
Posted By big john

No, there is no real reason for this to be 50+....

No, there is no real reason for this to be 50+. These "death threads" used to end up in the Advocacy and Safety forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

If you take both pulleys off the whole plate...

If you take both pulleys off the whole plate comes off, unless it's something I've never seen. Better if you can get the chain tool, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

watchu tawkin bout, Willis?

watchu tawkin bout, Willis?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I had a nice nap. Should I start a thread in the...

I had a nice nap. Should I start a thread in the 50+ forum and ask if that's ok? The last guy who said he wanted a nap after his rides was soundly chastised and basically told he was near death and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Just open the derailleur if you can't get the...

Just open the derailleur if you can't get the chain apart. Put a little blue Loctite on the screws when you reassemble it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
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: 182
Posted By big john

Where are you going to live?

Where are you going to live?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I was thinking about getting a can of that spray...

I was thinking about getting a can of that spray they sell that shoots 15 feet, or so but they haven't been a problem so I've left them alone.

Where I used to live there were earwigs outside until...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

What do you do about it? I have 2 nests on the...

What do you do about it? I have 2 nests on the side of the house near the door. They fly around us but they haven't assaulted us yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Head, bread, or no lead

Head, bread, or no lead
09-25-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

Yes, just have fun and stay within yourself....

Yes, just have fun and stay within yourself. People are riding gravel bikes off road, if they can do it, so can you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I won't be his domestique, just someone to talk...

I won't be his domestique, just someone to talk to. Probably about 4000 feet, maybe a bit less. We used to do club rides every Saturday and Sunday but when you know what happened, that ended. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Friend asked me to go 75 miles with him tomorrow,...

Friend asked me to go 75 miles with him tomorrow, maybe 1 or 2 others will come.Might be the last day in the 90s for a while, I guess I'd better go. I was thinking of a 35 mile ride with club #2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Whenever the band Cream comes up I think of this...

Whenever the band Cream comes up I think of this Jack Bruce song done by the Great Fatsby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVG7eQ1TcNo
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

My first full time job in the kitchen of a...

My first full time job in the kitchen of a hospital I had to clean the large meat slicer. The thing is a menace. I called it the finger slicer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ym7Lsqj90c
09-25-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 711
Posted By big john

I'm 66 and I set the bar about 1 or 2 inches...

I'm 66 and I set the bar about 1 or 2 inches below the saddle as opposed to 4 inches 30 years ago. I also use shallow drop bars on my main road bike.

Stretching may be beneficial in some ways but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 522
Posted By big john

Thought about having a cobbler add heels to your...

Thought about having a cobbler add heels to your shoes?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

A pair of pear trees?

A pair of pear trees?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Probably, it's hard to remember.:p

Probably, it's hard to remember.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,251
Posted By big john

I use fingerless gloves with minimal padding...

I use fingerless gloves with minimal padding unless it gets cold, then I use glove liners under the fingerless gloves for warmth. These are polypropylene or sometimes wool. The wool liners are warm...
09-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 300,380
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 522
Posted By big john

I'm happy with the fit of Shimano road shoes in...

I'm happy with the fit of Shimano road shoes in size 49. My feet are wide but not ridiculous. I'm ok walking with the small heel thing they have but a friend of mine always has rubber heels added to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Why is it so clean?

Why is it so clean?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

October is the official start of fire season here...

October is the official start of fire season here in California. We get hot, dry winds which makes fighting fires impossible. We already have the most acreage burned in the states history and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Date of Birth: 11 August, 1953 (Age: 62) ...

Date of Birth: 11 August, 1953 (Age: 62)

Height: 203 cm (6 ft 8)

Weight: 137 kg (302 pounds)
https://starschanges.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/hulk-hogan-height-weight-age-1.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,251
Posted By big john

I used to use those huge Oakleys. They come with...

I used to use those huge Oakleys. They come with a thick foam band that runs across the top of the frame. When climbing the foam would become soaked in sweat, and it held a lot. Once over the top and...
09-23-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,076
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I rode about 30 miles on that path today. Most of...

I rode about 30 miles on that path today. Most of it is pretty safe. There are a few dog walkers but not bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I remember when they first came out, around 1969....

I remember when they first came out, around 1969. My friend was crazy about them but I was "meh". I think there have been 2 more iterations with different members.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

Weekday slowday. There were people but there are...

Weekday slowday. There were people but there are stretches where you don't see anyone. It's pretty cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I rode the mup for a couple hours. It was nice...

I rode the mup for a couple hours. It was nice and I wore gloves and a helmet. I did not have a handle bar bag but I did have a fredly seat bag. I went over 20mph, which is elite. I waved at a lot of...
09-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,076
Posted By big john

I had Biopace in 1987. Does that count as oval?

I had Biopace in 1987. Does that count as oval?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By big john

Someone should start a "Someone explain this...

Someone should start a "Someone explain this waving thing to me" thread. We haven't had a waving thread in a while.
09-22-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,431
Posted By big john

Each situation can be different and you have to...

Each situation can be different and you have to use your judgement. Today I rode 50 miles with some friends and we were waved through several intersections by drivers. One time we weren't sure and we...
09-22-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,431
Posted By big john

They're trying to be nice. The only time it...

They're trying to be nice. The only time it bothers me is when I can't see them through their tinted windows. I'm ready for them to wave me through and it's a lot nicer than a lot of things drivers...
09-22-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 880,076
Posted By big john

I just sold a set of Ksyrium Elites which had a...

I just sold a set of Ksyrium Elites which had a new rear rim due to me ripping the spoke nipples out of the rim for the third time. They were purchased to replace some Cole wheels which have a broken...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I use toe covers and Merino wool socks down into...

I use toe covers and Merino wool socks down into the 30s. Pcad told me about using chemical warmers inside the toe covers when it gets into the 20s. Never found booties to cover my size 49s.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

I have a solar shower and I've used it in the...

I have a solar shower and I've used it in the mountains at Lake Tahoe and it gets nice and warm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=9...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=9WsqSoKYAF0&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,313
Views: 96,995
Posted By big john

It's more like swapping a car that's out of gas...

It's more like swapping a car that's out of gas for one with a full tank.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,251
Posted By big john

I was mountain biking with a friend who was on...

I was mountain biking with a friend who was on his Pugsley. The trail had steepish switchbacks filled with loose rocks and sand. He had a clear advantage in those turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,251
Posted By big john

Maybe, but who's putting enough pressure on their...

Maybe, but who's putting enough pressure on their hands to get blisters? Maybe a fixed gear rider who is honking on the bars while climbing?
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