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11-16-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am one year post an avulsion fracture of my...

I am one year post an avulsion fracture of my left ankle and while healed by now, it too never lets me forget. :(
11-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 414
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I bought my last two Colnagos from Mike Perry in...

I bought my last two Colnagos from Mike Perry in the UK. I would have flown across the Pond to get them. :thumb:
11-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Looks like it was a small, local show....

Looks like it was a small, local show. Interesting paint jobs.
11-11-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But where is the grappa?

But where is the grappa?
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,683
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Objects are closer than they appear.

Objects are closer than they appear.
11-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Can’t upload a ride file to Garmin Connect or Strava

I cannot load yesterday’s ride to Garmin Connect or Strava.

I have a Garmin 520 Plus. Normally rides upload automatically. But yesterday’s ride would not load, either automatically or manually.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,903
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

MrBinky, insurance companies will never...

MrBinky, insurance companies will never compensate you for the true value of your damages/injuries. They are hoping that you take the money and walk away. This is especially true this time of the...
11-07-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Coffee and bikes, a match made in Heaven. :thumb:

Coffee and bikes, a match made in Heaven. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,295
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you for the recommendation. I...

Thank you for the recommendation.

I previously used a Silca Eolo Wallet. Even though it is well-built and roomy, it was too bulky.

The Sticky Pod carries all the same gear but in a less bulky...
11-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,490
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

A mirror is definitely cheaper. I am not sure if...

A mirror is definitely cheaper. I am not sure if it is more useful.

Originally I felt the same way as you do.

Now I won’t ride without it.

Whatever works for you, that is what you should do....
11-06-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Now that I remember, you did mention this a while...

Now that I remember, you did mention this a while back, right after it happened. It does suck. :notamused:

Must have been the same junkie who stole my Thule bike rack.

A few years back another...
11-06-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,490
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It is a doppler radar and it works by alerting...

It is a doppler radar and it works by alerting riders of traffic approaching from the rear.

It is very effective.

I am very happy with it.
...
11-06-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

This is what the Garmin Varia and the Cicliq 6...

This is what the Garmin Varia and the Cicliq 6 video camera look like mounted on my bike. As I mentioned in another post, the combination of the radar and rear camera gives me a certain measure of...
11-06-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sorry about your stolen bike. :(

Sorry about your stolen bike. :(
11-05-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,284
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Open container law will apply. :rolleyes:

Open container law will apply. :rolleyes:
11-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,490
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I regularly ride on PCH where I am forced to...

I regularly ride on PCH where I am forced to share the road with the occasional inattentive tourist smitten by the beauty of California’s rugged coast highway.

This faces me with only two choices:...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It is a good tradition...to honor those who have...

It is a good tradition...to honor those who have come before us provides a link to the past as well as a bridge to the future.
10-31-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It has been smokey here... ...

It has been smokey here...

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Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thanks. Two of my kids live in the Bay Area, the...

Thanks. Two of my kids live in the Bay Area, the last two Sonoma fires blanketed the Bay Area with smoke. The air quality was terrible, seems like one way or the other, we are affected by fires....
10-30-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I think that his comment was made with tongue...

I think that his comment was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek...but I may be wrong. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I know...but one can always hope. BTW, they...

I know...but one can always hope.

BTW, they should also stop broadcasting images of sunny Pasadena during the Rose Bowl Parade. All those snowbound Midwesterners get sun fever and immediately make...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

canklecat, I wish people would look at the TV...

canklecat, I wish people would look at the TV images of wind-driven fires, followed by rain and then killer mudslides (like in Montecito) and stop moving to California. This state would be such a...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That’s easy. The Bottecchia. It was a gift from...

That’s easy. The Bottecchia. It was a gift from my Mom, who passed away 10 years ago. She grew up poor in our native Cuba. Her family could not afford a bike, that was a luxury for rich kids. She...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,165
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. Steel is real and Italian steel is...

Thank you. Steel is real and Italian steel is sexy. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,165
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Stunning. Here are my two Italian steel steeds: ...

Stunning. Here are my two Italian steel steeds:


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10-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Or de Tour de Trump. :innocent:

Or de Tour de Trump. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Nessie does...

Nessie does...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

October and November are fire season here.

October and November are fire season here.
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Good points. I have installed and...

Good points.

I have installed and implemented fire mitigation measures, including aggressive brush clearing. I am pretty sure of my home’s ability to survive a fire with relatively minor damage....
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Yeah, those orange skies remind me of a war zone....

Yeah, those orange skies remind me of a war zone. This was the view earlier this morning. Winds blowing in our direction.

But the firefighters held the line.
...
10-30-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My friend is a retired CHP Captain. He worked the...

My friend is a retired CHP Captain. He worked the ToC for several years. As he described it, the amount of resources that went into clearing the roads to make it safe for the riders and spectators,...
10-30-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,485
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But seriously, go ride and forget what others,...

But seriously, go ride and forget what others, with negative comments, have to say or write. If I listened to all the negativity out there I would never get out of my house to ride my bike.

Ride...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 569
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

More fires in So. Cal.

This morning, while doing my usual ZWIFT ride I received the kind of urgent cellphone alert that no one likes to see: “Fast moving fire headed out in your direction. Possible evacuations.”

Quickly...
10-30-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,072
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you for that explanation, that was an eye...

Thank you for that explanation, that was an eye opener.

One question: what is the symbolism of the hand sign?
10-29-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,499
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I got a good deal from Mike Perry in...

Thank you. I got a good deal from Mike Perry in the UK.
10-29-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,499
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Are you referring to that certain American...

Are you referring to that certain American cyclist, with the initials LA? :roflmao2:
10-28-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,499
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Not even close, this is what this thread needs: ...

Not even close, this is what this thread needs:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d19bd64a_1849_446d_8795_4063079fbdfc_659498c689273cbc0b92ab42789c1f710baaf15a.jpeg...
10-28-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,684
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Isn’t that what they smoke in the UK? Take...

Isn’t that what they smoke in the UK?

Take that censors!
10-28-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,204
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Dexcom CGM has been a godsend for me. It is...

The Dexcom CGM has been a godsend for me. It is especially helpful when I am going on long rides because it allows me to monitor my blood glucose and see how it fluctuates during the ride.

It is...
10-28-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,204
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your situation and outcomes are atypical....

Your situation and outcomes are atypical. Diabetes is a complex illness with variables that change from patient to patient. A good diet and exercise are a good way to keep glucose levels down, but...
10-28-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,072
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Considering how expensive bikes were, it is most...

Considering how expensive bikes were, it is most likely that the hobo stole it from the forlorn man on the backgroud.

The Wright brothers would have found the juxtaposition interesting. :D
10-28-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,072
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The wacky French. Mon Dieu!

The wacky French. Mon Dieu!
10-28-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,072
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just in time for Dia De Los Muertos.

Just in time for Dia De Los Muertos.
10-28-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,072
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just a weird advertisement overall, the chains,...

Just a weird advertisement overall, the chains, the nudity, the sign she is flashing. I believe that this is is an ad for a saddle...some of the saddles that I have previously used certainly qualify...
10-27-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,486
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Helderberg, Ride On Brother of the Cog. Well...

Helderberg, Ride On Brother of the Cog. Well done. :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
10-26-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Mi tia y una prima viven en BA. Que bici montas?

Mi tia y una prima viven en BA. Que bici montas?
Forum: Introductions
10-26-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Hola, de que parte de Argentina eres?

Hola, de que parte de Argentina eres?
10-26-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,838
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

FBOATSB, Dementia is a horrible way to go. I am...

FBOATSB, Dementia is a horrible way to go. I am sorry about your parents.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Marijuana growing may soon outpace grape...

Marijuana growing may soon outpace grape vineyards in California.
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