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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

The bad thing about wearing a glove around...

The bad thing about wearing a glove around machinery is the glove can get snagged and pull your hand in worse than if it was a bare hand. If you must wear a glove make it a strong leather glove.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

Since it hasn't been windy they've been able to...

Since it hasn't been windy they've been able to stop most of the recent fires quickly. The exception is the one east of here which is up to 27,000 acres.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

Today I went for a short ride near yesterday's...

Today I went for a short ride near yesterday's small-ish brush fire. Crews were mopping up hot spots but I saw no open flame, just some smoldering. At one point the fire jumped the freeway and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

Well, I tend to repeat myself so if I had been...

Well, I tend to repeat myself so if I had been puffing and proclaiming I probably forgot.
08-04-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By big john

Yes, it did sound like he had enough water. Rice...

Yes, it did sound like he had enough water. Rice cakes? Lovely thought but I'll just have some styrofoam.
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,767
Posted By big john

Not to mention the TDF is not run as a TT. A lot...

Not to mention the TDF is not run as a TT. A lot of the day racers are riding tempo and not racing against each other. If nobody attacks, times will be slower.
08-04-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By big john

You're 48? Did you get a pass to be in this...

You're 48? Did you get a pass to be in this forum? Did you at least bring pie?
08-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By big john

I get the almost passed out thing sometimes,...

I get the almost passed out thing sometimes, especially if I've been riding a lot. A friend passed out while heading to the bathroom at 2:00 am last week. He saw multiple doctors and they came up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I've never had a cell phone, Garmin, or other...

I've never had a cell phone, Garmin, or other mobile device. When I was working it was tech overload 5 days a week, so I don't want to deal with it when not there. Plus, I don't like talking on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I don't know what any of that means, but where...

I don't know what any of that means, but where are you in your recovery? Are you allowed to ride yet?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I saw an old friend while riding in the coastal...

I saw an old friend while riding in the coastal mountains Saturday and he invited me to ride in the higher inland mountains tomorrow. I invited a faster friend and he invited another, even faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

Don't knock it 'till you try it.

Don't knock it 'till you try it.
08-03-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,136
Posted By big john

To me, the hardest part was thinking I could...

To me, the hardest part was thinking I could never drink again. I guess that's why they say "one day at a time" because it's not so overwhelming as "never again".

It stopped bothering me after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I left a $75 spark plug socket under a customer's...

I left a $75 spark plug socket under a customer's hood and he brought it back when he came in for additional service. I gave him free labor on a small job I did.

I left some tools under the seat...
08-03-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,073
Posted By big john

Are you ok?

Are you ok?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I found a Streamlight flashlight on the engine of...

I found a Streamlight flashlight on the engine of a car I was working on and it had a name and number etched on it so I called the guy. He was happy to hear (they're over $100) and said he would come...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles...

I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles from home and found a cell phone on the road. After calling programmed numbers I got an answer at a deli and they told me the phone belonged to a forest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I found a purse on the street. There was no money...

I found a purse on the street. There was no money in it but there was a checkbook and some other stuff. I called the number on the checks and a man said it was stolen from his wife and he drove over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I didn't know about that. I just assumed the guy...

I didn't know about that. I just assumed the guy was stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

Crazy. All of my stuff was local except the...

Crazy. All of my stuff was local except the Verizon accounts which were 90 miles from here. I think one was a Target card. Two other credit cards were started but they were mailed to my home address....
08-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By big john

I don't know if that's the one but a class I had...

I don't know if that's the one but a class I had told of a headlight on Mercedes Benz which would put the light where it was needed, sensing oncoming cars, levels of darkness, and even upcoming turns...
08-03-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By big john

I've read that drunk drivers are attracted to...

I've read that drunk drivers are attracted to flashing lights and will steer toward them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

What about a magazine? Can you even get...

What about a magazine?

Can you even get magazines these days?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I carry my wallet and keys in a seatbag. A few...

I carry my wallet and keys in a seatbag. A few years ago I forgot to zip it up and lost my wallet. Everything was in there, credit card, social number, ID, $100 cash, etc.
The slimeball who found it...
08-02-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By big john

I know what you're talking about. Those lights...

I know what you're talking about. Those lights are distracting and quite annoying to other cyclists. The mup is dangerous enough without them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,518
Posted By big john

Yeah, I don't know how you do it. I know you've...

Yeah, I don't know how you do it. I know you've said you enjoy the heat, but damn. Luckily for me it's been cooling down at night here, even below 70 tonight. I remember nights trying to sleep when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,518
Posted By big john

In summer it's nice when it goes down to 72 at...

In summer it's nice when it goes down to 72 at night.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

It's even better when it's all green.

It's even better when it's all green.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

This is a little bit of the descent back to the...

This is a little bit of the descent back to the coast. That's the Pacific out there in the haze....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

The road we did most of the climbing on has been...

The road we did most of the climbing on has been repaved and it was very nice.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

A couple pics I got from another guy on the ride....

A couple pics I got from another guy on the ride. Here is the early coastal part before we go up.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 6,339
Posted By big john

I rode with 2 friends I haven't seen in a long...

I rode with 2 friends I haven't seen in a long time, along with 3 of their friends. We started on the coast highway ( I hate the coast highway) and went up into the hills for 45 miles and 4200 feet...
08-01-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
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 have done the "A" rides with the many different groups who have come and gone over the years. I've always been one of the slowest in these groups...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

It's 4:30. I never get up this early but i want...

It's 4:30. I never get up this early but i want to ride with some people at the coast and it's their rules. It's an hour drive to the start.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester...

In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester panel truck. It would go 55 but that was pushing it. It must have had a 4:56 differential or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

I had a 1986 S-10 Blazer for 18 years. 5 speed...

I had a 1986 S-10 Blazer for 18 years. 5 speed 4wd. Totally neglected it for years and sold it with nearly 300,000 miles. Paid $2800 for it.:)
Had a Tercel 4wd wagon with a 6 speed with granny low....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

My friend had an electric Fit. You can't buy...

My friend had an electric Fit. You can't buy them, only lease. He renewed the the lease and had 140,000 miles when he turned it in. He was extremely happy with it, he has a long commute and replaced...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

While I was still working there were plenty of...

While I was still working there were plenty of young people at the dealer who couldn't drive stick. Sometimes the mechanics would have to get a car for a customer because the porter couldn't do it. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

Do you ride in the wet? I rarely do. I've worn...

Do you ride in the wet? I rarely do. I've worn them out on the mountain bike for sure. Hey, maybe they're worn out on my road bike and I just haven't checked?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

If it's a bent strut it's no big deal and they're...

If it's a bent strut it's no big deal and they're probably available aftermarket. Best to replace them both, though. Wheel might be bent, too. Gotta do an alignment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

I don't think I've ever worn out a jockey pulley...

I don't think I've ever worn out a jockey pulley on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

I had 6 siblings and we all had to buy our own...

I had 6 siblings and we all had to buy our own cars but did get limited use of Dad's cars, especially the other three brothers while they were home from military deployments. Oldest brother caved in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfRqJcOdkNw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfRqJcOdkNw
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

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fifm
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

I bought a cheap fridge in 1992 and had to...

I bought a cheap fridge in 1992 and had to replace it 3 years ago. So 25 years and 5 moves including being dragged up and down stairs. The washer I bought at the same time only lasted about 20 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

We only got to 102. I didn't leave the house...

We only got to 102. I didn't leave the house either except to sit outside for my second quarantine haircut and clean up the resulting mess.
The nice thing is it's been cooling off at night.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

I only saw Obama. He was eloquent, gracious, and...

I only saw Obama. He was eloquent, gracious, and genuine. Some pundits felt he shouldn't have mentioned voting rights and voter suppression but those were part of John Lewis' life. Plus, he got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By big john

It takes time to come back mentally. I'm 66 and...

It takes time to come back mentally. I'm 66 and I stopped going for top speed some years ago. I was one of the guys who would tuck and let 'er rip up over 50 mph. I can still have fun at 40 mph.
07-30-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By big john

Henry should show his dad how to wrap handle...

Henry should show his dad how to wrap handle bars.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 311,626
Posted By big john

My ex would roast them and grind them into flakes...

My ex would roast them and grind them into flakes and put the flakes into a shaker. You could shake as little or as much as you wanted.
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