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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Maybe that's why I enjoyed dirt bikes so much.

Maybe that's why I enjoyed dirt bikes so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

You must love those Apartments.com ads.

You must love those Apartments.com ads.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

There is a Lebanese restaurant near here and they...

There is a Lebanese restaurant near here and they serve "family style" where they bring big plates of everything to share. Back when we could go to restaurants 10 of us went there after a Wednesday...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I love all that stuff! I worked for an Armenian...

I love all that stuff! I worked for an Armenian guy and he took me to Armenian lunch places and it was great. He also fed me at his place a few times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Docs say I have asthma and/or COPD. It got to...

Docs say I have asthma and/or COPD. It got to feeling pretty bad and they prescribed Trelegy Ellipta. I did it for several weeks and it seemed to help a lot. It's 3 drugs in powder form in an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Do you have anxiety on a daily basis? I sometimes...

Do you have anxiety on a daily basis? I sometimes have awful anxiety and riding helps or eliminates it. I have not tried anything else to deal with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

??? Did you smoke cigarettes? I did for 20 years....

??? Did you smoke cigarettes? I did for 20 years. That plus inhaling car and diesel exhaust at close range for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Chop 'em up and throw 'em on a salad.

Chop 'em up and throw 'em on a salad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I've seen a beat up car with the words "No...

I've seen a beat up car with the words "No Insurance" spray painted on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

$37 grand worth of gross.

$37 grand worth of gross.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Dangerfieldian. Gotta remember that one.

Dangerfieldian. Gotta remember that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Riding through a canyon a couple weeks ago there...

Riding through a canyon a couple weeks ago there was one of those on it's top. Tow truck was there but was just setting up to flip it. Didn't even have license plate on it yet. A young guy was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Shows dirt.

Shows dirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Rush hour here we go 5-10mph.

Rush hour here we go 5-10mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I think about that sort of thing. People on the...

I think about that sort of thing. People on the freeway are nuts. I drive an SUV and I think about it. These days, if the traffic is moving, you have to go at least 75mph, (yes LAJ, I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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The last one I cracked.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I know a guy who had an Intense full suspension...

I know a guy who had an Intense full suspension bike and it had 2 or 3 cracks in the seat tube. He had them welded and it was fine. No heat treating or other special stuff. I wouldn't do it, I stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Been there, done that.

Been there, done that.
08-06-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,552
Posted By big john

He had that. ...

He had that.

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08-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 510,301
Posted By big john

Yesterday 4 of us rode in the local mountains. It...

Yesterday 4 of us rode in the local mountains. It was perfect.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Sometimes when they total a car they will just...

Sometimes when they total a car they will just let the owner keep it, or buy it back from the insurance company. Then you can do whatever you want with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I guess the question is how much will it cost to...

I guess the question is how much will it cost to get it road worthy and after it's repaired will it be serviceable long enough to justify the expense. It's up to you, really. Some people might tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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My Gunnar up there. Figured out how to get to my pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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It was chilly up there that day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Nope. It was perfect.

Nope. It was perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

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Me in the middle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

When I lived in the mountains there was a...

When I lived in the mountains there was a security guy who would come out and clean and butcher deer when they were hit by cars. He would split the meat with the driver who hit it. I car pooled with...
08-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,552
Posted By big john

Kittel came along late in Cavendish's reign....

Kittel came along late in Cavendish's reign. Would have been interesting to see more of them with both on form. Remember Michael Hubner? Another monster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Ever have Shoveler duck? Similar taste and...

Ever have Shoveler duck? Similar taste and texture. Smoked oysters?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Throw some mac and cheese on the plate, maybe...

Throw some mac and cheese on the plate, maybe some greens or spinach. And a nice piece of cornbread, hot with butter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

I drove to the mountains @4000 feet and we rode...

I drove to the mountains @4000 feet and we rode up to the 7000 foot mark and back. It was in the 70s and beautiful. Just 4 of us and I was very glad I went. Wish I could have stayed longer. Also glad...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
Posted By big john

Yep, smothered in onions.

Yep, smothered in onions.
08-05-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15,176
Views: 860,522
Posted By big john

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Ever read "Cat 3" comics? They described it as "hairy legged weaving cyclists from...
08-05-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,552
Posted By big john

Unless you're a sprinter, or a track sprinter....

Unless you're a sprinter, or a track sprinter. Chris Hoy has been said to exceed 2500 watts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 27
Views: 591
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: 212
Views: 22,552
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: 27
Views: 591
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: 27
Views: 591
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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: 12,202
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: 960
Views: 11,823
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...
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