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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

When my ex got to where she could drop me I could...

When my ex got to where she could drop me I could out-endurance her.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

A friend from the old job called me today. He...

A friend from the old job called me today. He said they would like to hire me back, part time or full time, and for more money. The manager asked if he thought I would do it and my friend said...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By big john

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump...

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump before you leave the house, or leave one of your water bottles at home.
04-15-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,614
Posted By big john

Right. Or, even worse, legal drugs like alcohol.

Right. Or, even worse, legal drugs like alcohol.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

My kitty decided he likes Mrs John after all....

My kitty decided he likes Mrs John after all. Took him a while.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Can confirm.

Can confirm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

We were scheduled to meet on Angeles Crest @...

We were scheduled to meet on Angeles Crest @ Foothill and ride to Monrovia for pizza but when my friend got there he discovered the drizzle and called us to meet in Chatsworth instead and ride out to...
04-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 590
Posted By big john

That's great! I knew a guy who had quite a...

That's great! I knew a guy who had quite a collection. He had a 49 Chief which he restored and it was run over by a woman in a Cadillac, he wasn't hurt. He had a beautiful 50 Panhead, and even an...
04-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 572,142
Posted By big john

Did a bit of climbing Saturday. 7 of us went from...

Did a bit of climbing Saturday. 7 of us went from 3k elevation up to 8k on mostly closed roads. I'm the oldest one, again, on the right....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Here is another pic of the lower section of the...

Here is another pic of the lower section of the first climb. The surface is in great shape and it's really a fun descent....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

There is a section that is always closed to cars...

There is a section that is always closed to cars and is only maintained for emergency access. It gets pretty narrow in spots and has rough pavement. I think it's about 4 or 5 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Stole a couple pictures from yesterday....

Stole a couple pictures from yesterday....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Today I rode from home for a few hours. I rode...

Today I rode from home for a few hours. I rode through a stop sign and heard a cop blip his siren behind me. Crap, where did he come from. He didn't pull me over, maybe just wanted to warn me. Later,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

I heard the rattlers are out early but I haven't...

I heard the rattlers are out early but I haven't seen one yet. Today a friend went to the trail I was on last Wednesday and she saw one....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,103
Posted By big john

Please don't link that stuff here or post...

Please don't link that stuff here or post gruesome pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,103
Posted By big john

We've all seen the stuff you are referring to,,...

We've all seen the stuff you are referring to,, we don't need to see it again. If you are afraid of cf, get an all metal bike. It's pointless to come to this forum and try and convince people their...
04-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,614
Posted By big john

If only it were that simple.

If only it were that simple.
04-08-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,664
Posted By big john

Cool! Does your son have a mountain bike, too?

Cool! Does your son have a mountain bike, too?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,103
Posted By big john

I don't know why you'd think that.

I don't know why you'd think that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,103
Posted By big john

CAAD Optimo 3 | Race Bikes | Cannondale...

CAAD Optimo 3 | Race Bikes | Cannondale (https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/race/caad-optimo/caad-optimo-3?sku=c14301m1044)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,103
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

They're outrageous!

They're outrageous!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale.

Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

I lived with some bikers in 1976. Harley type...

I lived with some bikers in 1976. Harley type bikers. It was an experience. Frampton Comes Alive was played there often.
04-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,664
Posted By big john

I wanted an Open Pro 32 hole a couple months ago...

I wanted an Open Pro 32 hole a couple months ago and none of the usual sources had one. Finally found a shop that had some about 25 miles from here.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

After the initial climbing up to 6000 feet...

After the initial climbing up to 6000 feet elevation there is a 23 mile descent. Here is me from a different year getting ready to descend....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Pics from the ride I'm considering this Saturday....

Pics from the ride I'm considering this Saturday. Me and Cassave leading the group before we go back up into the mountains where I will go otb....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Looks pretty good! The member Cassave who...

Looks pretty good! The member Cassave who replied to your thread is in my club. Nice man and he is also a framebuilder. Haven't seen him but once in a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,534
Posted By big john

The difference is on a motorcycle you're...

The difference is on a motorcycle you're (hopefully) wearing a full-face helmet, protective boots and gloves, leather jacket, nylon or leather pants, and maybe some pads.
On a bicycle you're wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,534
Posted By big john

Some years ago a guy at work started riding bikes...

Some years ago a guy at work started riding bikes and got a nice, light mtb. This guy had spent his life on 2 wheels, raced desert, a little motocross, etc., so he had the skill for mtb riding. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

Maybe one like this. ...

Maybe one like this.
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04-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,614
Posted By big john

As an alcoholic, I can assure you they are not...

As an alcoholic, I can assure you they are not similar experiences, not even close. I can't imagine trying to ride a bicycle or motorcycle while drunk.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 18,977
Posted By big john

You never know what kind of nut-job you are...

You never know what kind of nut-job you are dealing with or if they have weapons in their car. The guy who accosted us on Tuesday got out of his car and walked toward the bank screaming at us. I...
04-03-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By big john

Oh, you mean the tractor saddle? No, I couldn't...

Oh, you mean the tractor saddle? No, I couldn't ride that either, not on a bike, anyway.
04-02-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,664
Posted By big john

We were riding and a new dual-sport motorcycle...

We were riding and a new dual-sport motorcycle pulled next to us at a light. I told my friend I was considering a motorcycle like that (probably never do it) and he responded "aren't they expensive?"...
04-02-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,614
Posted By big john

I know some guys who always ride high and take...

I know some guys who always ride high and take smoke breaks on road and off-road rides. This had been going on for 20+ years and neither of them has had a problem as a result. I have been on many of...
04-02-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,664
Posted By big john

That's nuts. The 2 bikes I sold last year were...

That's nuts. The 2 bikes I sold last year were handled by my LBS. I gave him the bikes, later he gives me money. I never had to even meet the buyers.

The last bike I sold before that was to a...
04-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By big john

At least they didn't yell "Hi Fred".

At least they didn't yell "Hi Fred".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

I took these pictures from the web but it was...

I took these pictures from the web but it was super nice today. Lots of climbing, a few other riders and lots of loose rocks on the lower sections....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

It was so windy this morning the house was...

It was so windy this morning the house was shaking so I went mountain biking near Jet Propulsion Laboratories.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

Considering that they are a sadistic, immature...

Considering that they are a sadistic, immature idiot they might not have the wherewithal to pull it off.

btw, you're not missing anything good by not whiffing it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

Nice 55 mile ride today including a slice of...

Nice 55 mile ride today including a slice of pepperoni. The roads on the route are mostly quiet and 2 of us were cruising along, my friend was on the left line of the bike lane, and a guy rolls down...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/0...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

Headwinds?

Headwinds?
03-28-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,880
Posted By big john

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
03-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,664
Posted By big john

You might remember the story where RacerEx forgot...

You might remember the story where RacerEx forgot his shoes and raced in penny loafers and still got third or so.
03-27-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By big john

Franklin Canyon is one of my favorites in that...

Franklin Canyon is one of my favorites in that area. Some steep climbs around there! I also like Sunset Plaza, another twisty climb on quiet roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,751
Posted By big john

Went with club #2 for a short-ish ride. Lots of...

Went with club #2 for a short-ish ride. Lots of fun and I felt pretty good for a while. First climb is up a semi-busy canyon for 5 miles. Guy behind me keeps yelling "CAR Back, CAR Back" for miles. I...
03-27-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By big john

A lot of my favorite rides are in the Santa...

A lot of my favorite rides are in the Santa Monica mountains. Last Saturday we rode Mulholland from Calabasas to Westlake and down into Westlake Village. The week before we climbed Piuma and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By big john

I'd get a new road bike, a gravel bike, and a new...

I'd get a new road bike, a gravel bike, and a new mtb. Could do all 3 for $12k. Wouldn't be BF worthy dream bikes, though.
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