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02-19-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4,446
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Posted By big john

Ever watch "My 600 pound life"?;) When I did...

Ever watch "My 600 pound life"?;) When I did loaded touring I ate about 6000 calories per day. I carried food on the bike, pigged out at dinner, and hit the market after dinner to get road food for...
02-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By big john

Yes, I've seen a lot of pictures on this forum...

Yes, I've seen a lot of pictures on this forum from all over the country. The rides I'm thinking of have some road so I would a drop bar bike would be an advantage. I wanted to use the touring bike...
02-19-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By big john

I have an old touring bike I was thinking about...

I have an old touring bike I was thinking about using on some gravel bike rides. Some friends are doing it and it sounds like it might be fun. There are lots of dirt roads around here.
02-19-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By big john

Lots of variables but I always thought over 8000...

Lots of variables but I always thought over 8000 feet of climbing on a road ride of 80-100 miles was pretty epic for me. Haven't done one of those in a while.
A mountain bike ride of 5+ hours is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,116
Posted By big john

Some friends have started doing gravel type rides...

Some friends have started doing gravel type rides and I was thinking about putting some fatter tires on an old touring bike I have and joining them to see if I like it.

Do the All Around type...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,116
Posted By big john

What tires?

What tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

It's not the tan lines that are a problem by...

It's not the tan lines that are a problem by themselves, it's the long-term effects of sun damage that are a concern.
02-16-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By big john

A friend did the Tour of Palm Springs last week...

A friend did the Tour of Palm Springs last week and she said the food vendor didn't show up at the finish.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By big john

Good luck figuring out the fit. They make a fine...

Good luck figuring out the fit. They make a fine product (I have one) and they seem to be good people. A friend spoke to Richard Schwinn by phone to get a replacement fork for his Paramount. He said...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

It may be worth noting that melanoma can...

It may be worth noting that melanoma can metastasize into deadly cancers elsewhere in the body.

Not to mention that significant sun damage can leave you looking like a barbecue potato chip.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By big john

I think you can call them, at least you could a...

I think you can call them, at least you could a few years ago, and discuss your fit. A dealer should be able to help. I would be most concerned with the top tube length/reach and the stack.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

I actually went through that. I injured my ankle...

I actually went through that. I injured my ankle showing off on my motorcycle, it would pop and wake me up at night. X-rays were done, exams performed and steroids were prescribed. The steroids did...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

I had a doctor who seemed to care. He would...

I had a doctor who seemed to care. He would always listen and made me feel like he was concerned. He had an issue with the HMO and quit. I don't know where he went.

Yeah I don't think the low D...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 879
Posted By big john

Have you experimented with your fit at all? The...

Have you experimented with your fit at all? The conventional wisdom on fit doesn't work for all of us, some people use odd set-ups to make things work.

Have you experienced the same discomfort on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By big john

You could try and find a competent wheel builder...

You could try and find a competent wheel builder in your area and have him lace a new rim onto your hub. A good builder will know what to do regarding your weight.
Another alternative is contact...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

Yeah I took a D supplement for a while but got...

Yeah I took a D supplement for a while but got bored with it. Not very good at taking anything, never have been. Never been too happy with doctors, either, haven't had a lot of good results with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

Here's one...

Here's one https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/92/6/2130/2597445
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

Nothing wrong with a little extra caution.

Nothing wrong with a little extra caution.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

That's who told me I had low D. Spoke to 2 other...

That's who told me I had low D. Spoke to 2 other docs, as well. I have read a study about people who don't absorb or create D.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

Everything else normal, or within normal range. I...

Everything else normal, or within normal range. I saw different doctors over a period of months to try and get an issue resolved. Multiple blood tests came up the same, only low D.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

Doctors.

Doctors.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

When I've had blood work they have told me my...

When I've had blood work they have told me my Vitamin D is low. When I ask how, given how many hours I spend in the sun, they say people who get a lot of sun sometimes tend to be low on D. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

It was rhetorical but since you asked, all the...

It was rhetorical but since you asked, all the skin I have that has been exposed looks a lot older than the skin which has been covered. Face is getting splotchy, Arms and legs are getting the crepe...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By big john

You may not burn, you may not get skin cancer,...

You may not burn, you may not get skin cancer, but if you spend hundreds of hours in the sun for many years your skin will show it. Ask me how I know.
02-13-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By big john

Wow. There must be some kind of screening and job...

Wow. There must be some kind of screening and job requirements?
02-13-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By big john

I don't know the law where the OP lives but in...

I don't know the law where the OP lives but in California you need a credential to teach, even as a sub. There are, however, ways to achieve a credential without a Masters. I have a "designated...
02-11-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By big john

https://www.bikeforums.net/southwest/1174135-sedon...

https://www.bikeforums.net/southwest/1174135-sedona-road-riding.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 879
Posted By big john

4 of us rode across the country, staying in...

4 of us rode across the country, staying in motels, when I was 36. The oldest guy was 52 and he turned out to be a pain in the ass. We did 65-100 miles a day. Always wanted to do it again but didn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 879
Posted By big john

What bike are you riding? Tires and pressure? How...

What bike are you riding? Tires and pressure? How much drop from the saddle to the bar?

Some bikes are much more brutal than others on rough roads. I used to run 4 inches of saddle to bar drop,...
02-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By big john

There is a big market for services that move cars...

There is a big market for services that move cars around. Here (car city) there are many one-man operations with a pick-up truck and car carrier trailer which can move 3 cars at a time, dealer to...
02-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By big john

A service advisor at a new car dealer might work...

A service advisor at a new car dealer might work for you if you are a people person/salesman. You don't need to know about cars, really. Where I used to work as a technician the advisors could make...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

Don't forget Jacquie Phelan, a.k.a. Alice B....

Don't forget Jacquie Phelan, a.k.a. Alice B. Toeclips.
02-07-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

What's amazing is how much saddle to bar drop he...

What's amazing is how much saddle to bar drop he runs, the bar is actually below the top of the headset. And he still doesn't use a dropper seatpost, doesn't want the extra 200 grams. With 7 world...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,362
Posted By big john

A seatpost rack, like the one caloso linked...

A seatpost rack, like the one caloso linked above, will carry 15-20 pounds of stuff which is probably more than you need for work. I did a short tour years ago and 4 of the riders used seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,459
Posted By big john

I have a set of Ksyrium wheels and had multiple...

I have a set of Ksyrium wheels and had multiple failures. Mavic warranteed the rear rim twice but the third time I paid for it. Broke spokes and I paid for that, too. Stopped using them and switched...
02-06-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By big john

If it was "Cruisin' the Conejo" I had a similar...

If it was "Cruisin' the Conejo" I had a similar experience the last time I did it. Nothing but scraps when I got finished. I was surprised.
02-06-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

Be like Nino. ...

Be like Nino.
https://www.redbull.com/us-en/nino-schurter-bike-check
02-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By big john

I did some rides with a local club where they...

I did some rides with a local club where they asked for a donation, most of us gave $20 and it was a bargain. There were about 100 riders and tons of home made Filipino food and American baked goods,...
02-06-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

A friend used to work for the city of L.A....

A friend used to work for the city of L.A. screening lawsuits. He said the most common lawsuit was for bee stings. Yes, people who were stung by bees would try and sue the city.
The most famous one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

I suppose one could make that argument but it's...

I suppose one could make that argument but it's tough to prove. Cyclist deaths in the U.S. seem to be hovering around 800 per year and injuries around 50,000.
I haven't seen any data on number of...
02-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

"Although, surprisingly, the complaint appears to...

"Although, surprisingly, the complaint appears to be frivolous", you think?

It's only 2 octillion gigadollars, what's the big deal?
02-06-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By big john

I've done a bunch of charity rides, several "for...

I've done a bunch of charity rides, several "for profit" rides, but the best are the rides put on by clubs who aren't trying to make money and just want to cover expenses.
The organized rides are...
02-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

He didn't say how he would distribute the payoff....

He didn't say how he would distribute the payoff. I wonder if I could get a little piece of the action.
“Could I go into a courtroom and say viewing what you put in that screen put me in danger of...
02-05-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-right...

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-right-wing-preacher-jlo-shakira-hell-fire-halftime-show-sue-20200205-rbrmt3g24ra4bohunpx5cfuil4-story.html
02-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 236,145
Posted By big john

Today I rode 60+ miles with 5 friends who are all...

Today I rode 60+ miles with 5 friends who are all normally faster than I am but today they slowed a bit because one was hurting a little. An old friend who I haven't seen much for the last few years...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

Not anymore. The NPS killed the event a few years...

Not anymore. The NPS killed the event a few years ago when they started demanding fees from event organizers. Killed some running events, too.
Now there is an event called the Silver State 508 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

I don't doubt you can go fast with SPDs, I used...

I don't doubt you can go fast with SPDs, I used them for years. I just wanted to mention the fact that I have foot problems I attribute (partly) to them as do others I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

Another thing about Strava, it has grown in use...

Another thing about Strava, it has grown in use which doesn't mean cycling has grown. Lots of us ride regularly and don't use Strava.

Also, anecdotes of seeing cyclists on the road may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

Nothing wrong with them for most people, I...

Nothing wrong with them for most people, I suppose. The big difference (to me) is road pedals like Look have a wide platform to distribute the load more evenly than SPD pedals do. I used SPD on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,413
Posted By big john

I've been road riding in Southern California for...

I've been road riding in Southern California for over 35 years, a member of a road club for almost 31 years, and have ridden mountain bikes on and off as well.
My club was over 500 members at one...
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