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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:01 PM
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Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

A pair of pear trees?

A pair of pear trees?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 116
Views: 2,451
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: 5,162
Views: 299,508
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: 15
Views: 191
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

Why is it so clean?

Why is it so clean?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:31 PM
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Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 116
Views: 2,451
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: 15,381
Views: 879,205
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 15,381
Views: 879,205
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
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: 165
Views: 13,279
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: 165
Views: 13,279
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: 15,381
Views: 879,205
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 6,978
Views: 92,440
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: 116
Views: 2,451
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: 116
Views: 2,451
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?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,451
Posted By big john

Were there other riders on fatbikes? Have you...

Were there other riders on fatbikes? Have you done the same ride on a different type of bike? I'm curious if you felt the fatbike was an advantage. I guess it would be in some conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,451
Posted By big john

I don't think I've ever heard of road riders...

I don't think I've ever heard of road riders getting blisters.
09-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,162
Posted By big john

I don't have any data at hand but I have driven...

I don't have any data at hand but I have driven my head into the ground both with and without a helmet. I prefer to have a helmet on when this occurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

It looked like it was going to be another blowout...

It looked like it was going to be another blowout until the Nuggets came roaring back, which they've been doing a lot lately. The lead was swapped back and forth during the last minutes and it took a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

It has nothing to do with capacity.

It has nothing to do with capacity.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

What a finish!

What a finish!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

I don't think I could enjoy cycling if I had all...

I don't think I could enjoy cycling if I had all that running around in my head.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

Lakers/Nuggets, tough game.

Lakers/Nuggets, tough game.
09-20-20, 03:09 PM
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Views: 879,205
Posted By big john

With pants?

With pants?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

And it changes depending on how fast you want to...

And it changes depending on how fast you want to go, and whether or not you have an ox in front of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

I was an automotive instructor at a private...

I was an automotive instructor at a private school. They had classes for welding, nursing, dental tech, etc. They fired my boss (industrial coordinator) and asked me to interview a potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

Before today I don't think I ever heard anyone...

Before today I don't think I ever heard anyone mention the quantity of someone else's shifts. And I've done 2000 group rides in the last 20 years, lots more before that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

I'll be dipped. The owls we had made a nice "who"...

I'll be dipped. The owls we had made a nice "who" sound. It made me feel like everything was OK.
09-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,162
Views: 299,508
Posted By big john

Ever go to Jalama Beach? It's kinda remote,...

Ever go to Jalama Beach? It's kinda remote, twisty road 15 miles off Hwy 1, 15 miles from the tunnel/junction with Hwy 101 above Goleta. Years ago it had nothing but a tiny store and you could always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

I rode 72 miles today, longest ride in a while....

I rode 72 miles today, longest ride in a while. Not too hot, maybe 92-94 at the highest, and not too smoky since the wind shifted. I shifted too, probably hundreds of times and a bunch on the front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

At my last house in the canyon I would have owls...

At my last house in the canyon I would have owls in the trees right outside my bedroom window. I think their sound is very soothing and I could go to sleep easily when they were talking.Definitely...
09-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By big john

That's the thing I don't think I've ever seen,...

That's the thing I don't think I've ever seen, someone standing and pedaling with no hands.

I have seen people crash while riding with no hands on the bar including a friend who veered left in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

My shop got sued by the owner of an X1/9. It was...

My shop got sued by the owner of an X1/9. It was ridiculous but we lost anyway. Never worked on a Fiat after that. A shop I worked for got sued by a Volvo owner, she won. It was also quite ridiculous.
09-19-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By big john

I've always found standing to climb is harder on...

I've always found standing to climb is harder on a mountain bike than a road bike. I can do it a little better with the suspension locked out and a couple gears higher than normal.
09-19-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By big john

I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

I think the early Volvos were in the same league...

I think the early Volvos were in the same league with Lucas electrics and Girling hydraulics and SU carburetors. Some people loved them.
Then there were Fiats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

We're numb. It's 2020, after all.

We're numb. It's 2020, after all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,440
Posted By big john

You make me proud.

You make me proud.
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