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07-13-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,535
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I live and ride in So. Cal. In over 30 years of...

I live and ride in So. Cal. In over 30 years of riding Iíve never had an issue with a BMW or. Benz driver.

OTOH, Iíve had issues with Mr. fat tub of lard driving a jacked up truck, or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here...

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here seeking answers, from our brothers and sisters, for our common questions.

BTW, I had the same question and was not able to find the answer in...
07-12-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,263
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am in my 60s and, like you, I accept the fact...

I am in my 60s and, like you, I accept the fact that I now have less life to live than when I was 17.

Dying is not my worry, once you are dead you are dead and thatís pretty much the end,...
07-10-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,180
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your comment is lacking in logic and, well, I...

Your comment is lacking in logic and, well, I will leave the rest to your imagination.

If you directed that remark at me and at my comments I will tell you this: I will stack my moral values and...
07-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,180
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I gladly pay the $55/year fee. It allows me to...

I gladly pay the $55/year fee. It allows me to watch many of the Spring classics that are not otherwise covered.

Plus, and this is a big plus for me, no annoying commercials for products that I...
07-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

This explains the problem better than I could. ...

This explains the problem better than I could.

As a PSA, if you have a Thule T2 Pro XT rack, do yourself a favor and read through the content below. The more I read about this issue the angrier I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,480
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

puma1552, that Colnago looks stunning. :thumb: ...

puma1552, that Colnago looks stunning. :thumb:

I wouldn’t change anything.

Ride safely!
07-05-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,116
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Fifty-three posts and no one has talked about...

Fifty-three posts and no one has talked about shaving one’s arms.

Shaved, smooth legs and massively hairy arms, like Robin Williams, looks odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,480
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Keep trying, that bike is beautiful.

Keep trying, that bike is beautiful.
07-04-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,103
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Is it blasphemy to use a saddle that is well made...

Is it blasphemy to use a saddle that is well made and comfortable to you? I didnít think so.

Enjoy.
07-02-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Where were you this past Saturday and do you have...

Where were you this past Saturday and do you have witnesses who can account for your whereabouts?
07-02-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,301
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I generally donít like to pay to ride on streets...

I generally donít like to pay to ride on streets where I ride for free. I am self-supporting in all my rides, even the long ones so I donít need their swag. Plus I already have a closet full of...
07-01-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is nothing wrong with public schools. ...

There is nothing wrong with public schools.

What is wrong is a school system that neglects teaching the classics in favor of other subjects.
07-01-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Picture this, it is Havana, Cuba, circa 1963. A...

Picture this, it is Havana, Cuba, circa 1963. A little boy growing up in the land where beisbol and basketball are the ticket to a better life. The kid is runty and suffers from real bad asthma, so...
07-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for...

Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for girls. In the new Italy that he was trying to build, men were men...and didnít wear pink.

Il Duce was wrong about so many things. His allegiance to...
07-01-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I think he meant Marcoís sartorial style. ...

I think he meant Marcoís sartorial style.

And the cocaine issue, there is at least one conspiracy theory about what happened to Marco.

Regardless of his issues, real or not, the man climbed...
07-01-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,572
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Why, in God’s little green Earth, would anyone...

Why, in God’s little green Earth, would anyone care what I wear while cycling.

9 to 5, five days a week, I have to wear dark, conservative clothing to work (except for my socks where I can go...
06-30-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

UPDATE: I replaced the Deda Zero Nero carbon...

UPDATE:

I replaced the Deda Zero Nero carbon stem with a Deda Zero2 stem.

Interestingly enough, the aluminum Zero2 is slightly lighter than the carbon stem.

BTW, thanks to eagled eyed rm -rf...
06-26-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Harsh, but a commonly shared sentiment. I...

Harsh, but a commonly shared sentiment.

I would just get a Vespa, in celeste of course. Or one of these:
...
06-26-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Go see a doctor.

Go see a doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I use a cadence sensor. I always know where my...

I use a cadence sensor. I always know where my legs are, usually attached to my hips at one end and to my feet at the other end. :D

I use the cadence sensor, however, as a reference point,...
06-21-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,616
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

OfferUp and LetGo...two places to look if your...

OfferUp and LetGo...two places to look if your property has been stolen.
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,587
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I nominate two, by the same singer, Alison...

I nominate two, by the same singer, Alison Krauss.

Lay My Burden Down and My Love Follows You Where You Go.

There is a haunting, sad quality to her voice that is very moving. I also happen to...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,724
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I was thoroughly smitten by Elizabeth Montgomery...

I was thoroughly smitten by Elizabeth Montgomery aka ďSam.Ē

Never understood why Darrin wouldnít let her be her true self.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,114
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ah, an obscure reference to Breaking Away...I...

Ah, an obscure reference to Breaking Away...I like it.
05-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It depends. I have a Cannondale F400...

It depends.

I have a Cannondale F400 aluminum frame mountain bike. I love that bike and wouldn’t trade it for a CF mountain bike.

I have two Colnago CF bikes. I love those bikes. I wouldn’t...
05-27-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,035
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

At the Hotel California you can check out any...

At the Hotel California you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave...
05-26-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,035
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just exactly what is a neutrinoís half life? And...

Just exactly what is a neutrinoís half life? And doesnít that potentially go on for a very long time? Half, then half of half, then half of a quarter, and on and on.

Just saying...
05-24-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,214
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a Type2 diabetic. I was diagnosed with...

I am a Type2 diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes 30 years ago and, much to my regret, I did not take my diagnosis seriously until the last ten years. As a consequence my coronary arteries are in...
05-24-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,677
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The OP is trying to start a conversation and you...

The OP is trying to start a conversation and you mock him.

So now we are into victim blaming and victim shaming? So by extension, a woman who wears a short skirt or tight shorts is just asking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,075
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

What this guy says...he is a complete beast up...

What this guy says...he is a complete beast up GMR. I know, I was riding hard just trying to keep within sight of him, up and down. :thumb:
05-23-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,524
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

**** :popcorn

**** :popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,727
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Heart issues, even for young people, could turn...

Heart issues, even for young people, could turn into something more serious.

Better to catch it early.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,727
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Consult a professional...such as a cardiologist. ...

Consult a professional...such as a cardiologist.

Good luck to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Limos for the rich and taxpayer-paid gas guzzling...

Limos for the rich and taxpayer-paid gas guzzling SUVs for the fat arsed legislators...all the while they lecture us on conservation and global warming. :notamused:
05-18-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,539
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

joesch those are great pictures. I love...

joesch those are great pictures.

I love those blue Colnagos. Team Novo Nordisk is near and dear to my heart. The riders in the team all have diabetes, as I do. Today I rode portions of Stage 5. I...
05-16-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,539
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Today I rode out to Carpinteria and Highway 192...

Today I rode out to Carpinteria and Highway 192 to see the Tour.

In spite of a night, and morning, of rains, the sky cleared and big, fluffy white clouds sailed against the backdrop of a bright...
05-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13,857
Views: 1,229,472
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Last night (May 15) did our local Ride of...

Last night (May 15) did our local Ride of Silence. It is an amazing feeling to ride the course, in silence and in fellowship with other like-minded riders, to remember our brothers and sisters who...
05-14-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,539
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Good grief man, you couldnít reschedule? I...

Good grief man, you couldnít reschedule?

I find your lack of commitment disturbing. :roflmao2:
05-13-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,298
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Really? Cycling has been a sport since...

Really?

Cycling has been a sport since nearly Day One.

The beauty of cycling is that there is something for everybody.
05-13-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,017
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Huge waste of money? Really? I own and...

Huge waste of money?

Really?

I own and ride expensive bikes. I am old, slow, I am diabetic, have asthma and I have seven coronary stents to keep my damaged coronary arteries open.

I ride...
05-05-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,114
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am glad that your friend is showing signs of...

I am glad that your friend is showing signs of improvement. Will continue to pray for him.

As a prosecutor I can tell you that there is still a long road ahead before getting a successful...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,325
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Going up Encinal Canyon Road, on my way to a 50...

Going up Encinal Canyon Road, on my way to a 50 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing day. Fun times. :thumb:

BTW, the Painted Lady butterflies were back and swarming. It was good to have them as part of...
05-02-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The outline of the Reagan Presidential Library is...

The outline of the Reagan Presidential Library is seen to the right. The former Air Force One is housed there.
...
05-02-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,143
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Plus je connais les hommes, plus j aime les...

Plus je connais les hommes, plus j aime les chiens.

In other words, the more I know men, the more I love dogs; especially my dogs. :)
...
04-29-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,583
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I was riding, alone, around the local...

I was riding, alone, around the local backcountry, when I came upon a vulture protectively guarding some road kill. At first I thought nothing of it. I often come across crows dining on road kill and...
04-28-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am 63 yo. The older I get the more tolerant I...

I am 63 yo. The older I get the more tolerant I become. I guess I just want people to be patient and tolerant with me when I finally become a blathering and dithering old fool...
04-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís funny. I have a friend like that, he...

Thatís funny.

I have a friend like that, he is a serial-asker (is that even a term?). He is a nice guy, just likes to ask questions, like a little kid.

I just shrug my shoulders and answer...
04-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sometimes it is better to check with your mates...

Sometimes it is better to check with your mates and get a conversation going. Google is not always the final, or most accurate, authority.
04-27-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,464
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Avoid trailer parks.

Avoid trailer parks.
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