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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11,951
Views: 208,218
Posted By Lemond1985

... unless you smoked a cigar too, at some point...

... unless you smoked a cigar too, at some point in the evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11,951
Views: 208,218
Posted By Lemond1985

How did my bad taste get into your mouth?

How did my bad taste get into your mouth?
05-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

This thing has been languishing for months, maybe...

This thing has been languishing for months, maybe as long as a year @ $1000. Not the best pictures, I admit, but still a decent deal, no? You would think someone in one of the richest areas of the...
05-25-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,525
Posted By Lemond1985

Hope you can get that Cannondale on the road...

Hope you can get that Cannondale on the road soon, that's a really nice-looking frame. :thumb:
05-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,525
Posted By Lemond1985

The legs on that mouse are big ... like Texas....

The legs on that mouse are big ... like Texas. Are you sure that's not some kinda fancy-assed kangaroo rat?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,400
Posted By Lemond1985

[Very insightful post above mine, complaining...

[Very insightful post above mine, complaining about typical boorish BF culture on display in this thread, was deleted by the author]

Welcome to Bike Forums. The kind of stuff you mention above...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,409
Posted By Lemond1985

I saw only a one cyclist in the mountains...

I saw only a one cyclist in the mountains yesterday, in 60 miles, to whom I gladly waved, or rather yelled something to, since I was descending behind a line of cars riding the brakes pretty hard.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11,951
Views: 208,218
Posted By Lemond1985

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for ......

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for ... "indyfabz2"!
05-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

Lots of people seem to have noticed the upturn,...

Lots of people seem to have noticed the upturn, and have decided to take their old Colnagoes out of the closet and put 'em on CL. I see a nice turnover lately, and some very nice deals, but you gotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Lemond1985

Yep, pure 531 goodness, I think it's a 1976. Most...

Yep, pure 531 goodness, I think it's a 1976. Most versatile bike I own. I used it yesterday, because I originally planned on taking a dirt road on the way back (clearance for 32's and 35's!) but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,951
Views: 208,218
Posted By Lemond1985

Fortunately, espresso technology has advanced far...

Fortunately, espresso technology has advanced far beyond what was available back in Private Ryan's day, and considerably easier to figure out.

...
05-25-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Lemond1985

Sacramento is anything but flat to the east....

Sacramento is anything but flat to the east. Hopefully your son can find a place a little east of town. I used to live here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folsom,_California

It's basically at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Lemond1985

Not sure of the mileage, I don't track it. Maybe...

Not sure of the mileage, I don't track it. Maybe 50-60 miles, up to 6800 feet. It was one of those epic seven hour rides that was mostly torture after hour 3 or so. Mostly what i remember were miles...
05-25-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

It was one of the Tour de France style head...

It was one of the Tour de France style head wounds that bled like crazy, but was not serious.
05-25-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

Check out the remains of the shirt I was wearing:...

Check out the remains of the shirt I was wearing:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/shirt_ee19e26f4b062168485162fd10653f3176225f89.jpg
05-25-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

Great video. Careful around those bridges, I saw...

Great video. Careful around those bridges, I saw a guy go off one of those and break his neck. New England has ice and snow to deal with, in CA we have goatheads, fires, droughts, and earthquakes....
05-25-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

And when your front tire rolls off and you go...

And when your front tire rolls off and you go down, it's just like the shampoo. Head and Shoulders. :(
05-25-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

Slow leak from a thorn puncture in front tire....

Slow leak from a thorn puncture in front tire. Did not notice the leak until the tire slid off the rim (on a 12% off-camber turn). :(

Watch your tire pressures in the hills, boys and girls!
05-24-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

I know the feeling. Three weeks ago, I had my...

I know the feeling. Three weeks ago, I had my front tire roll off during a 35 mph downhill. But I'm back on the bike now, and my ribs are about all that still hurt now. Don't forget though, cyclists...
Forum: Foo
05-24-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13,970
Views: 802,371
Posted By Lemond1985

Got along famously with Dr. Smith, off-camera....

Got along famously with Dr. Smith, off-camera. They even used to go to bath houses together.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,266
Posted By Lemond1985

Picture assist: :D ...

Picture assist: :D


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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Lemond1985

I actually did that once, and aside from some...

I actually did that once, and aside from some fabric ink bleeding, it worked great. But then i gained weight and it no longer fit. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lemond1985

So true, I destroyed countless pairs of expensive...

So true, I destroyed countless pairs of expensive bib shorts, from the habit of taking them off when I still had my velcro shoes on.

It took me years to figure out why the lycra on the on front of...
05-23-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,688
Posted By Lemond1985

Those run pretty narrow ~26 mm. They're the...

Those run pretty narrow ~26 mm. They're the perfect 28's for bikes that can't actually run a true 28.
05-23-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJt0E4MiO6E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJt0E4MiO6E
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 379,482
Posted By Lemond1985

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/img_1130_copy_8ef41f33606036cb3462d0a6ece4a9e99e8ed705.jpg
Wishon Road looking south

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Lemond1985

Hang onto it, there's a very high likelihood it...

Hang onto it, there's a very high likelihood it will fit you at some point.

I have accumulated dozens and dozens of jerseys of various sizes, from thrift stores, where they can be had for $5-10...
05-23-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Lemond1985

Not familiar with this specific climb, but I like...

Not familiar with this specific climb, but I like to have a 1:1 gearing ratio (for me 34x34) for the really steep stuff. If that's not a low enough gear, than I'm just not trying hard enough. YMMV.
...
05-23-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,373
Posted By Lemond1985

What about the Co2 that eventually escapes from...

What about the Co2 that eventually escapes from your inner tube, and winds up in the atmosphere??? Can't you see, you're killing the planet! :cry:

(J/K)
05-23-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Lemond1985

Not a ride goes by that I donít see at least...

Not a ride goes by that I donít see at least several thousands of dollars worth of low level traffic violations, that any decent cop could easily cite. Iíve ridden past domestic disturbances...
05-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

And speaking of mail order bike brands, check out...

And speaking of mail order bike brands, check out this Performance Vitus look-alike, that was made in Japan, and the glue was only guaranteed for TWO YEARS! Yikes!
...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,266
Posted By Lemond1985

Back to the Pervy Women of Davis CA, I bet that's...

Back to the Pervy Women of Davis CA, I bet that's the first thing they noticed. Were their ears clearly visible? :lol:

Glad to see you're making good progress, hopefully you can make up to Chico,...
05-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

Raleigh Professional 58cm - $180 (Harbor...

Raleigh Professional 58cm - $180 (Harbor City)https://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_jkK3SqlYYpm_0zq0sc_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Lemond1985

That's surprising, those RC 9's look like they'd...

That's surprising, those RC 9's look like they'd be super-narrow. I'm pretty sure Shimano has something much wider than those.
...
05-22-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lemond1985

I was thinking about this today while climbing,...

I was thinking about this today while climbing, how everyone knows that "bad lifting" can hurt your back, where you use your back to lift instead of your legs. Climbing is much the same way, you can...
05-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Lemond1985

I agree, but shoes that are too wide are just as...

I agree, but shoes that are too wide are just as bad as shoes that are too narrow. Your feet are flopping all over the place in there.

I like your idea of buying a larger size, that's what I wound...
05-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Lemond1985

I would really like to know whether he's talking...

I would really like to know whether he's talking about regular SPD's or the SPD-SL's. But OP is MIA, and people are falling all over each other to try to help. Soon the arguments between the various...
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Lemond1985

Here's a beautiful Colorado III in LA for $950. I...

Here's a beautiful Colorado III in LA for $950. I really like this one. :)

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_6bujpAQKbz6_1200x900.jpg
...
05-22-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Lemond1985

And if a worst case scenario happens and your...

And if a worst case scenario happens and your threads get powdercoated, the stuff is not impossible to remove. Consider it complimentary Loctite. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11,951
Views: 208,218
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm off work, the weather is nice, and right...

I'm off work, the weather is nice, and right outside my door up the hill are 4 HC climbs and numerous Cat 1 and Cat 2 climbs, with virtually no traffic at all.

Yet, I can't find much motivation to...
05-22-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Lemond1985

My powdercoater masked all that stuff off without...

My powdercoater masked all that stuff off without me even asking. I think it's pretty standard practice in the powdercoating industry to mask off anything threaded, but you never know how experienced...
05-22-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Lemond1985

Just because a piece of music is hundreds of...

Just because a piece of music is hundreds of years old, it doesn't mean it can't be as immediately "accessible" as this deceptively simple tune by Bach is. For me anyway, YMMV.
...
05-22-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Lemond1985

I wish my computer screen would do that at night....

I wish my computer screen would do that at night. Bike Forums has got to be the absolute worst site I visit, for blinding bright white backgrounds at night. There have been a few times when it's just...
05-22-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lemond1985

Try standing up for a few pedal strokes. :D ...

Try standing up for a few pedal strokes. :D

I have had a lot of low back pain over 50 years of riding, and the best solution I have been able to come up with, is to alter my climbing style...
05-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Lemond1985

It's unclear to me which type of SPD pedals he's...

It's unclear to me which type of SPD pedals he's talking about.
05-21-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25,334
Views: 2,460,901
Posted By Lemond1985

Thanks for the update. I think I may have cracked...

Thanks for the update. I think I may have cracked some ribs too, they are the last thing still bothering me. My road rash is all healed over and hip and shoulder swelling is gone. The last of the...
05-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 56,790
Views: 8,157,471
Posted By Lemond1985

Not a bad deal. Looks to be in VG excellent...

Not a bad deal. Looks to be in VG excellent condition:62cm Bridgestone RB-1 Road Bike - $400 (Gopher Canyon / Escondido) https://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_7Ot2mJiWw43_1200x900.jpg
...
05-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,366
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing...

Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing out, at this point.

...
05-21-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,525
Posted By Lemond1985

"Guards, seize him!" :D You got a trip west...

"Guards, seize him!" :D

You got a trip west planned this year? I'm pretty sure it's not hot and muggy in Portland right now. When I lived up there, I recall May was always the greenest month. The...
05-21-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lemond1985

I love the simplicity of RAAM champ Lon...

I love the simplicity of RAAM champ Lon Haldeman's system. Do one hour a week, at above 90% effort (if you can still talk, you're not at 90% yet).

I don't have a PM or HRM, so I do this instead,...
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