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08-24-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,864
Posted By Lemond1985

I have to wonder whether those electric...

I have to wonder whether those electric "bicycles" will someday have various power settings you can choose from, with the click of a menu. BOOM! "Greg Lemond, 1989 TDF, Final Time Trial". "Eddy...
Forum: Foo
08-24-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,294
Posted By Lemond1985

Buying 30 at a time minimizes the shame...

Buying 30 at a time minimizes the shame potential. You have 1/5th the chance of running into someone you know who you would prefer not see you buying rotgut beer, while you're standing in line to buy...
08-24-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,325
Posted By Lemond1985

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/68/f6/96/68f696ce4dd0300...

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08-24-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 331
Posted By Lemond1985

Me, I'm just someone who drives a bike.

Me, I'm just someone who drives a bike.
Forum: Foo
08-24-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,530
Posted By Lemond1985

If It's Stuck in Your Head

... then it's by very definition, a terrible song.

Never got bitten by the Rocky Horror thing, thankfully, and graduating in '79, I was right in the target audience for it too.
Forum: Foo
08-24-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, I'm always impressed every August by just...

Yeah, I'm always impressed every August by just how good these kids are. Have you seen the Japanese teams? Those kids are pros.

Would love to see them play using Major League rules, on a standard...
08-24-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,733,296
Posted By Lemond1985

$60 buys you 5 minutes with the man they call...

$60 buys you 5 minutes with the man they call "The San Francisco Giant".
08-23-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,044
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I thought this was the "Advocacy and Safety" subforum. If you wanna argue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lemond1985

So in other words, you're saying that it's...

So in other words, you're saying that it's essentially no longer the the April rose that only grows in the early spring?

I wonder if the intended word was "resurgent"? But "resplendent" had more...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,294
Posted By Lemond1985

Another great Hondo thread. :D ...

Another great Hondo thread. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmw4v8_-DM

Speaking of apples, I think the season should be starting soon, the stores ought to have some good ones fresh ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lemond1985

You're in good company, I thought it was in the...

You're in good company, I thought it was in the linked article too, but the word choice contained in the thread title was actually our own Seattle Forrest's.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Lemond1985

That must be the same phenomenon where if you...

That must be the same phenomenon where if you walk into a store in a hurry, really needing something but are not able to find it. In that situation no salesperson will ever ask if you need help...
08-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,044
Posted By Lemond1985

[/size] Agree 112%, this ought to be a...

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Agree 112%, this ought to be a sticky, because it's the undeniable truth.
08-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,044
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, life really is cheap in your part of the...

Wow, life really is cheap in your part of the world. Perhaps a white Buddha statue would be more appropriate? :lol:
08-23-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,123
Posted By Lemond1985

I love it. Sounds like California used to be,...

I love it. Sounds like California used to be, about 50 years ago. :(
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,530
Posted By Lemond1985

:lol: I remember in the 70's, how in the show...

:lol: I remember in the 70's, how in the show "Happy Days" the Cunningham family had some 35 year-old guy living with them ("the Fonz") flirting with their 13 y/o daughter, and dating high school...
08-22-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Lemond1985

I have 3 of these on various bikes. They're great...

I have 3 of these on various bikes. They're great because they will hold a frame pump, plus a third water bottle. The backs of my legs hit the bag sometimes, but I can usually adjust the straps to...
08-22-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,718
Posted By Lemond1985

And if you happen to look like Richard Simmons,...

And if you happen to look like Richard Simmons, all the more impact. :D

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/90/d5/3c/90d53c01da7244eea9f4e4419efe1632.jpg
08-22-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By Lemond1985

Geez, I have a whole army of would-be fact...

Geez, I have a whole army of would-be fact checkers here. Did you not read my last sentence?
08-22-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Lemond1985

Here's a 2001, the last year the Allez A1 was...

Here's a 2001, the last year the Allez A1 was made. Looks like a 53/39 combo up front:

https://cdn.bicyclebluebook.com/bikepedia/2001%20Specialized%20Allez%20A1.jpg

A 50/34 would make a world...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,530
Posted By Lemond1985

And the horse's name? Mr. Ed Wildfire: ...

And the horse's name? Mr. Ed Wildfire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3OnSQc48s
08-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By Lemond1985

It's a non-stop 35 mile climb, I really don't see...

It's a non-stop 35 mile climb, I really don't see how a power meter would help much, but I could be wrong. I dunno, find a one mile hill and climb it 35 times for practice? I have no idea how someone...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,294
Posted By Lemond1985

I don't know why these damned stores don't just...

I don't know why these damned stores don't just hire more checkers. But every large store I go into, be it department store or grocery store, always has 10 employees wandering around the store doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lemond1985

OK sorry, my bad. I guess I was not very...

OK sorry, my bad. I guess I was not very intellectually-resplendent earlier today, hadn't had my coffee yet. Oh dear, now where did I put that artificial sweetener? :lol:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lemond1985

I think have finally figured out the rules here....

I think have finally figured out the rules here. Don't post anything here you wouldn't say to your 93 year-old grandmother's face, while sitting in church (unless she is a former Hell's Angel). :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Lemond1985

The only thing I can imagine, is that the author...

The only thing I can imagine, is that the author of this piece got a gold star in the 4th grade for using the word "resplendent" in a book report, and has been cramming the word into every possible...
08-22-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,123
Posted By Lemond1985

Carry along a fire hydrant wrench. :D ...

Carry along a fire hydrant wrench. :D

Seriously though, I used to carry a water key for getting water out of faucets typically seen behind strip malls and businesses that have the handle removed...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm gonna play devil's advocate here, and argue...

I'm gonna play devil's advocate here, and argue that the average driver sees so much selfishness and flagrant contempt for traffic laws committed by "average" bicyclists, it's a wonder they don't run...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,576
Posted By Lemond1985

There was similar Monty Python skit, featuring...

There was similar Monty Python skit, featuring the same actor (John Cleese).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mai5yNgRhhQ
08-22-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 981,084
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/jackson_f5343ca46128a0bfa054161e1745c47f16360d6e.png
08-22-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Lemond1985

I have an RSX triple crankset, and while it's a...

I have an RSX triple crankset, and while it's a bit heavy, the shifting up front is some of the best I have used. The brakes are excellent too.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By Lemond1985

Doing my taxes, and filling out stupid intrusive...

Doing my taxes, and filling out stupid intrusive census forms every 10 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,465
Posted By Lemond1985

There are $200 generic Chinese CF frames on Ebay....

There are $200 generic Chinese CF frames on Ebay. Retail prices may be holding steady, but manufacturing costs are definitely down.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lemond1985

When I'm in my car, I would estimate that 80-85%...

When I'm in my car, I would estimate that 80-85% of the cyclists I see have no idea what they are doing. The majority ride against traffic, often fiddling around with phones and cigarettes. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,465
Posted By Lemond1985

I think all new bike frames will be carbon fiber,...

I think all new bike frames will be carbon fiber, at some point, once manufacturing costs come down. Cheaper, lighter, more versatile ... and really boring to ride. But efficient.
08-22-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,864
Posted By Lemond1985

34.1 mph (just kidding). :D

34.1 mph (just kidding). :D
08-22-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, sounds like a fit issue. The road bike...

Yeah, sounds like a fit issue. The road bike ought to feel "easier" with the same amount of effort. Maybe your arms and/or legs are not getting full extension.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,530
Posted By Lemond1985

Here's a really good song to get stuck in your...

Here's a really good song to get stuck in your head, I think Dr. Demento used to play this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9PbMucPXU
08-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 23,546
Posted By Lemond1985

It's an original Criterium Series from 1988. The...

It's an original Criterium Series from 1988. The fork is a steel one I found at the bike co-op, may have from a Lemond, not sure. Stripped the paint, polished the metal, and then clear coated it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Lemond1985

If you click on the detailed description of the...

If you click on the detailed description of the ride, they usually mention whether there are unpaved sections. For example, about halfway down this page, they say what size tires they used and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Lemond1985

10 Hardest Climbs in the US

Probably could be debated endlessly, but here they are. I had an idea that one state would dominate, and it did, but I picked the wrong state:
...
08-21-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,361
Posted By Lemond1985

If I'm riding for fun, there's little chance I...

If I'm riding for fun, there's little chance I will hurt my knees after 50 years of riding, because I can always back off the miles until the knee feels better. Not so if riding a bike is your job,...
08-21-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,403
Posted By Lemond1985

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work...

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work went into cataloguing all of those climbs. I see that one of my favorite local rides is now considered the #3rd...
08-21-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,718
Posted By Lemond1985

I got passed yesterday in the mountains by a big...

I got passed yesterday in the mountains by a big Cal Trans truck with a big snow plow on the front, that stuck out about 2 feet to the right. I'm going up a hill with the sun in my eyes. The guy in...
08-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 23,546
Posted By Lemond1985

I've put more miles on this bike than any other....

I've put more miles on this bike than any other. Fits me like a glove, and corners like it's on rails with the stiff frame and Panaracer Gravelking tires. Cannondales are not just fast in sprints and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 315,210
Posted By Lemond1985

The road quality is pretty good compared to most...

The road quality is pretty good compared to most descents that I do. The only bad part is that there are a lot of sharp turns on that highway with no guard rail, where you can plunge 500-1000 down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 315,210
Posted By Lemond1985

Hwy 190 near Camp Nelson today. Fun descent! ...

Hwy 190 near Camp Nelson today. Fun descent!




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08-20-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Lemond1985

You have to be able to fix not only your own...

You have to be able to fix not only your own mistakes, but the other guy's mistakes (and carelessness) as well.

What peeves me is when someone crosses a double yellow, while they're going UP the...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,612
Posted By Lemond1985

From the book, "How To Make Your Own Botox at...

From the book, "How To Make Your Own Botox at Home."
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Lemond1985

I've had worn-out cassettes do that. Smallest /...

I've had worn-out cassettes do that. Smallest / most used cogs will wear out first, so if it only jumps in certain gears, that's likely your problem.
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