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10-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,864
Posted By SJM205

Speaking of Carly, I did 43 miles with 3,000'...

Speaking of Carly, I did 43 miles with 3,000' climbing as slow man in the group on Sat, but had "Legend in Your Own Time" stuck in my head the whole way. It wasn't exactly what I had planned...
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By SJM205

And I refuse to arm wrestle with any one of them!

And I refuse to arm wrestle with any one of them!
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By SJM205

LOF Adaptive Skiers Ride

Rode this Sunday in a fundraiser for LOF Adaptive Skiers who help Amputees and the blind Waterski and Snow ski. After my buddy cramped up, we took a shortcut back and met the group of handcycles on...
09-09-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 89,625
Posted By SJM205

First century! 100.3 miles and 4,500' on Sat in...

First century! 100.3 miles and 4,500' on Sat in the "Closer to Free Ride" from Yale Bowl. A huge milestone for me in my comeback from stage IV lymphoma.
Now what do I do without having that goal...
09-01-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 89,625
Posted By SJM205

Solo Grand Fondo

my last long ride before a Century next Sat. 65 miles today with 4,000 ft of climbing. Felt good , for the first half. Than it felt good when it was over. 144 mi for the week. 200 in 8 days.
08-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By SJM205

2019 Closer to Free is Sept 7

Thanks guys. Last years ride went great. I rode 65 miles then, and have upped my goal to the 100 mile route this year. Teaming up with several nurses from Smilow that helped save my life. Should be...
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,258
Posted By SJM205

I wanna be your pizza burger...

I wanna be your pizza burger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By SJM205

Hottest day of the year in CT, but did 34 miles...

Hottest day of the year in CT, but did 34 miles on Sat., ending at a Beer Fest for charity. Luckily, they had free water, too!
06-11-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,431
Posted By SJM205

Front and Rear lights at all time, both flashing...

Front and Rear lights at all time, both flashing unless in a group. (don't want to cause any seizures) Light colored gloves for better signals. Mostly, ride predictably, and most importantly...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By SJM205

I had some really good "Brain-Chemo" that brought...

I had some really good "Brain-Chemo" that brought me back from the dead. And there was this Rib-eye in San Antonio that I still dream about...
06-10-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 89,625
Posted By SJM205

34 miles with 3,550' of climbing in the "Mega...

34 miles with 3,550' of climbing in the "Mega Challenge" route for the PCRC Charity ride in CT. Several hills over 15% grade, and one touched 23%. The stupid things I'll do for an empty,...
06-05-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,706
Posted By SJM205

I thought I loved my CAAD4 triple (52-42-30F...

I thought I loved my CAAD4 triple (52-42-30F 12-25R) until I got on my CAAD12 with 52-36 / 11-32. Two fewer gears, but higher high and lower low, so you know, you'd never know.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,640
Posted By SJM205

Saw a feature on Team Sky's laundry van with 9...

Saw a feature on Team Sky's laundry van with 9 separate washers so riders kits never touched each other. They claimed it reduced "funkadope" by half.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,640
Posted By SJM205

I can't justify anything over $100 on a jersey,...

I can't justify anything over $100 on a jersey, but I hope you all do and then decide to sell it on ebay. (Med/LG and not pretentiously yellow please.)
One of my new favorites is an $80 Primal...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,713
Posted By SJM205

Makes me want to re-read Joe Simpson's "Touching...

Makes me want to re-read Joe Simpson's "Touching the Void" for a truly miraculous, self-rescue with a broken leg story.
05-19-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,864
Posted By SJM205

51 mile solo

51 miles with 3,000+ft of climbing. Unfortunately, the Rest stop at the halfway point was closed
Probably not the best place to "hydrate" on a ride anyway. ...
05-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By SJM205

Your body's just not used to it after 10 years...

Your body's just not used to it after 10 years off. I had 12" of my small intestine removed 2 years ago. I wore a colostomy bag until one year ago, when I had surgery to re-attach. Once through...
04-08-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,982
Posted By SJM205

Had a breakout of Shingles in Feb '17, as a...

Had a breakout of Shingles in Feb '17, as a result of Chemotherapy wiping out my immune system. Struck a nerve on the left side of my face with rashes from my lip to the top of my bald head. Add a...
03-07-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 21,205
Posted By SJM205

I remember her singing the National Anthem for...

I remember her singing the National Anthem for the '77 or '78 World Series in LA. Suddenly made the Dodgers seem cool.
03-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,874
Posted By SJM205

Sport is so much more interesting when something...

Sport is so much more interesting when something unusual happens. Tyler Hamilton's breakaway with a broken collarbone, Michael Schumacher winning a race with only 4th gear, a barefoot marathoner,...
03-07-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,874
Posted By SJM205

Agreed, should have never happened and they will...

Agreed, should have never happened and they will definitely use a larger gap next time. Auto racing mixes classes on the same track and I've raced motorcycles of different classes on the same track. ...
03-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,874
Posted By SJM205

Not exactly. The lead woman was on a breakaway...

Not exactly. The lead woman was on a breakaway and as the video says, "The (men's) peloton was 'promenading,'" If they're choosing to go slow, let her race right through. Next time put a larger...
03-07-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,874
Posted By SJM205

Isn't that exactly what happened here? The...

Isn't that exactly what happened here? The leaders of one race must take priority over the last place rider of another.
03-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,874
Posted By SJM205

Any male that it caught by the women's leader...

Any male that it caught by the women's leader should be immediately disqualified. He is out of contention in his race and has become a hazard to another. Support vehicles can catch up later.
03-06-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,796
Posted By SJM205

In the 80's in college, my only transport was my...

In the 80's in college, my only transport was my father's bike from the 50's. Single speed, fixed wheel, no brakes, tubular tires. I changed the rear cog and rode to my baseball game. At the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 27,210
Posted By SJM205

Obviously, it's front wheel drive.

Obviously, it's front wheel drive.
09-09-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,864
Posted By SJM205

66 miles yesterday in the "Closer to Free" ride...

66 miles yesterday in the "Closer to Free" ride in CT. Longest effort all year, and probably since high school.
08-29-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By SJM205

Closer to Free Ride, 9/8/18, New Haven, CT

Saturday, September 8 will be the annual Closer to Free Ride to benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale. As a patient, I know firsthand of the work they do at Smilow. They quite literally saved...
08-14-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,633
Posted By SJM205

In high school I rode no hands for 7 miles, on a...

In high school I rode no hands for 7 miles, on a fixed wheel with no brakes. At 52, with 25 years away from riding, It's much harder to do. I do find that pressing one knee against the top tube...
07-31-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,930
Posted By SJM205

I loved the segment on Team Sky reducing saddle...

I loved the segment on Team Sky reducing saddle sores by using 9 separate washing machines. How long before this is considered an "unfair advantage"? Meanwhile EF sends their riders to the...
07-16-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 89,625
Posted By SJM205

30.2 mi yesterday. My longest single ride in 30...

30.2 mi yesterday. My longest single ride in 30 years, but only half way to my goal for Sept.
07-15-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By SJM205

Hang in there Tim, I'll echo Kurt in that I had...

Hang in there Tim, I'll echo Kurt in that I had a colostomy after chemo rotted holes in my intestine. My lymphoma nearly killed me five times and I was in a wheel chair for 6 months last year. I...
05-26-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By SJM205

Don't be sorry, my "condition" saved my life and...

Don't be sorry, my "condition" saved my life and is it really such a stretch from dog poo in bags to people poo in bags? Believe me, I could quite easily leave mine behind if I chose, but I think...
05-25-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By SJM205

I ride with a colostomy, so I carry my bag of...

I ride with a colostomy, so I carry my bag of crap under my jersey wherever I go. Jealous, aren't you?
05-22-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,863
Posted By SJM205

Meanwhile, work continues on my...

Meanwhile, work continues on my water-bottle-airbag design.
Note to self: Don't carry the prototypes in front pants pocket, again...
05-22-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,847
Posted By SJM205

So much for my detective skills...

So much for my detective skills...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By SJM205

Please post your address and schedule so I can...

Please post your address and schedule so I can get a better grasp of the situation.
Forum: Foo
05-21-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,255
Posted By SJM205

I read somewhere that if you add up the cost of...

I read somewhere that if you add up the cost of design, manufacture, install, training, service, etc., since the Univac, then subtract any savings in increased productivity, the computer industry has...
05-21-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,847
Posted By SJM205

You say you're, "on base" and chose the name of...

You say you're, "on base" and chose the name of the greatest fighter of the Trojan War. May I guess you're in the military? How much is "not to much cardio"? Just keep riding...
05-18-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,864
Posted By SJM205

Rode 18 miles on Mon. On Tue we got hit by the...

Rode 18 miles on Mon. On Tue we got hit by the rare CT tornado. Roads are covered in debris and downed wires still. Too busy hauling water and gasoline anyway. Maybe next week...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,470
Posted By SJM205

I found a metal bracket, 4" square, intentionally...

I found a metal bracket, 4" square, intentionally wedged vertically into a crack in the road. It was pointed corner up and would have torn thru a car tire, let alone take down a bicycle.

I also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By SJM205

So I've upped my game from "sarcastic" to...

So I've upped my game from "sarcastic" to "inanely sarcastic". (See how I double-quoted you there?)
:D
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By SJM205

Relax Grump. Your lessons on forum decorum are...

Relax Grump. Your lessons on forum decorum are annoying, and don't add much to the discussion either.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By SJM205

Ask any number of adult drivers, "What do the...

Ask any number of adult drivers, "What do the traffic lights mean?" and I'll bet most answer
"Green = Go; Red = Stop; Yellow = Slow Down".
The correct answer for Yellow is "STOP, if safe to do...
05-11-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By SJM205

I feel for you SunDog. I started riding again...

I feel for you SunDog. I started riding again this Spring to rehab after cancer last year. Most of the side-effects of chemo messed with my lungs, (plural effusion, pneumonia, blood clots, etc,) so...
Forum: Introductions
05-11-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By SJM205

Welcome Ax! What's it like there? Stories please.

Welcome Ax! What's it like there? Stories please.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,427
Posted By SJM205

i neglected to mention my habit of holding onto a...

i neglected to mention my habit of holding onto a saddle for a tow...:bike2:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,427
Posted By SJM205

Without overlapping wheels, there's no way for an...

Without overlapping wheels, there's no way for an experienced and powerful rider to physically push a lesser cyclist up a 12% climb. (Or to steal a sandwich from their pocket)
05-08-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,863
Posted By SJM205

I like the sonar idea, if I can get torpedos with...

I like the sonar idea, if I can get torpedos with it.
Nothing dangerous, I'd set them to "stun".
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By SJM205

And, of course, get a new helmet. The old one...

And, of course, get a new helmet. The old one gave its life for yours. It might help in bringing Mom around, too.
Then get a haircut, and take out the garbage, and do your homework...
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