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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I'd like to go for a little spin but we have...

I'd like to go for a little spin but we have ridiculous wind again. Weather people on two different stations have remarked how they don't remember ever having this much wind for this long in our...
02-28-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 62,190
Posted By big john

I'm 66 in this picture, (2 weeks ago). ...

I'm 66 in this picture, (2 weeks ago).
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02-27-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 62,190
Posted By big john

No doubt.

No doubt.
02-27-21, 07:31 PM
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Views: 62,190
Posted By big john

We can't see your face.

We can't see your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

3 of us did 70 miles with 4K climbing. It was so...

3 of us did 70 miles with 4K climbing. It was so windy at the start I almost said no. Felt dangerous until we climbed over into the next valley, then it was just windy but nice. Traffic seemed light...
02-27-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16,043
Views: 947,699
Posted By big john

No,I haven't done it but some forum members have...

No,I haven't done it but some forum members have and there was a thread about it. I think Peter Stetina won it on a Madone with road tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Some of it is Greek to me, and I was in the biz.

Some of it is Greek to me, and I was in the biz.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Hoping to get a decent ride with a couple friends...

Hoping to get a decent ride with a couple friends but the wind is a concern with 40mph gusts predicted.The house was shaking an hour ago. I don't remember this much wind for so long before.
On...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Take my wife....please.

Take my wife....please.
02-26-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By big john

I hope you got a ride in when you had the chance.

I hope you got a ride in when you had the chance.
02-26-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16,043
Views: 947,699
Posted By big john

There are some fire roads and some singeltrack...

There are some fire roads and some singeltrack next to Hwy 38 going up to Angeles Oaks. When I rode there it was on a mountain bike but I think the fire roads are good for a cross bike. The BWR page...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I know, right? We used to print pages from the...

I know, right? We used to print pages from the owners manual and leave the pages in the car for the customer. I think men won't read it because they think they know enough about driving.
When Mrs...
02-26-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16,043
Views: 947,699
Posted By big john

Have you tried lowering the tire pressure? How...

Have you tried lowering the tire pressure? How big are the tires? Did you try and copy your road position or are you running the bar a little higher?
If you don't have off road experience it might...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Cavendish doesn't like cars. ...

Cavendish doesn't like cars.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I don't know about that. Truth is, if a modern...

I don't know about that. Truth is, if a modern car won't start, it isn't going to matter much what it is, most people are going to have it towed to the dealer, anyway.

The only electric door latch...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Hahahaha. I forgot about that one. Had customers...

Hahahaha. I forgot about that one. Had customers bring it in when their car wouldn't pass. I'm sure you have, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Put it in your diesel!

Put it in your diesel!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

At least you might have a chance. It could be...

At least you might have a chance. It could be something simple or something your local shade tree guy could handle.
Trust me on this.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Good luck when your EV won't start.

Good luck when your EV won't start.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I was lucky a lot of times with them. If they...

I was lucky a lot of times with them. If they were out of warranty I would price the labor extra high so if they did buy it I could convince one of the other guys to do the work, usually. If it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

You know it's a BMW under the skin, right?

You know it's a BMW under the skin, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Probably not as much as I did. I was at a Buick...

Probably not as much as I did. I was at a Buick dealer when they came out in the Roadmaster, then a Chevy store, then Buick/Pontiac, then Chevy again where they were in Caprice/Impala SS, Camaros and...
02-26-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,165
Posted By big john

If you're going hard on the climb and you blow up...

If you're going hard on the climb and you blow up it's hard to just dial it back a little and recover, especially if you don't have the gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Did you ever hear of Doctor Demento? He had a...

Did you ever hear of Doctor Demento? He had a radio show here for years. That Camaro song would have been right in line with his show.
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Cool! Probably easier to work on than the LT1.

Cool! Probably easier to work on than the LT1.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Never heard that one! Truly awful.

Never heard that one! Truly awful.
02-26-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 62,190
Posted By big john

Very cool!

Very cool!
02-25-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,713
Posted By big john

I agree with much of what you say, except for the...

I agree with much of what you say, except for the suppressing part. That was kinda my point, I don't find it necessary to forget or suppress the act of cycling. I like climbing, though I am too heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

What Camaro?

What Camaro?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

2021 Fat Boy Motorcycle | Harley-Davidson USA...

2021 Fat Boy Motorcycle | Harley-Davidson USA (harley-davidson.com) (https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/fat-boy.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Well no, duh. I just rather it didn't suck as...

Well no, duh. I just rather it didn't suck as much as it does. Actually I'm happy to be able to do the things I do and I'm pretty lucky in a lot of ways.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

You mean you actually enjoyed yourself?

You mean you actually enjoyed yourself?
02-25-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 62,190
Posted By big john

How did you do?

How did you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Bunnyhopping is a hit and miss thing for me....

Bunnyhopping is a hit and miss thing for me. Sometimes I land smoothly and impress myself, sometimes not.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I read a Lennard Zinn article where he tried to...

I read a Lennard Zinn article where he tried to answer why some riders broke more parts than others. He concluded certain riders have have such uneven power delivery that they flex things much more...
02-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,924
Posted By big john

Yeah, nobody is going to do that.

Yeah, nobody is going to do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I was 220# and I broke so much stuff (mostly...

I was 220# and I broke so much stuff (mostly wheels) it was ridiculous. Multiple saddle rails, seatposts, a stem, 4 frames, 3 pedals snapped off, and motorcycle suspension parts, too. Cracked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

It's True Temper OX Platinum. Why is their steel...

It's True Temper OX Platinum. Why is their steel named Platinum? idk.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I haven't actually had it on an accurate scale,...

I haven't actually had it on an accurate scale, just the bathroom scale thing. It has a cf Kestrel fork with aluminum steerer and 36 spoke Open Pros and Ultegra triple group. I can feel the weight...
02-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,924
Posted By big john

I heard of this practice decades ago. Didn't...

I heard of this practice decades ago. Didn't think anyone still did it.
02-25-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,165
Posted By big john

I thought it was called an "e-wang".

I thought it was called an "e-wang".
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I think my Gunnar is about 21 pounds and the...

I think my Gunnar is about 21 pounds and the frame is 4 pounds. I think 4 pounds is about what many steel frames weigh, aluminum and ti closer to 3 pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

fifm

fifm
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

You know the frame is less than a quarter of the...

You know the frame is less than a quarter of the bike weight, right?
02-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,165
Posted By big john

I read he had a tailwind the whole way. A storm...

I read he had a tailwind the whole way. A storm had just passed through.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By big john

Have you done group rides or club rides? Charity...

Have you done group rides or club rides? Charity rides can be lots of fun if you watch out for knuckleheads.
02-25-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,713
Posted By big john

As someone with an extensive dental history, I...

As someone with an extensive dental history, I disagree. When we go in for a root canal, for example, we know it's going to be uncomfortable. We do it anyway because of the benefit to us.

Women...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

I have, too. Nice looking bike except for the...

I have, too. Nice looking bike except for the clownish front ring..

90x11= 229 gear inches x 90 rpm = 69mph. No problem if you ride in a vacuum.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Just let me have this one.

Just let me have this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,854
Views: 115,867
Posted By big john

Guads are a "use it or lose it" thing. When I...

Guads are a "use it or lose it" thing. When I look at my legs now all I see is sun damage and crepe skin.

Today I did my mtb loop and I saw 2 women a few miles up and they were trying to figure...
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