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Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 08:43 PM
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Posted By big john

What do you usually ride? Or do you usually not...

What do you usually ride? Or do you usually not ride?
11-27-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 317,111
Posted By big john

This other tall guy had a Salsa. It has 27.5...

This other tall guy had a Salsa. It has 27.5 wheels and eyelets all over. I should ask him if he would let me borrow it....
11-27-20, 04:47 PM
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Views: 317,111
Posted By big john

Under 200 since I retired. I was only pulling...

Under 200 since I retired. I was only pulling when they let me. I would have had a tough time if I had done the whole loop.
11-27-20, 04:43 PM
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Posted By big john

I saw that! I also saw some other great looking...

I saw that! I also saw some other great looking bikes at decent prices.
If I knew there would be group rides semi-often that would make it easier. It was the most excited I've been about a ride in...
11-27-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By big john

Yes, I thought about something like that, or even...

Yes, I thought about something like that, or even a cf hardtail if the right one came along.
If I go with them again anytime soon it will be on my plus bike. Still fun, just gotta work a little...
11-27-20, 11:13 AM
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Posted By big john

It's easy to get far away from cars out here and...

It's easy to get far away from cars out here and the area is so vast but I don't know if enough people would make it a regular thing for me to justify another bike purchase. It was a lot of fun...
11-27-20, 11:06 AM
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Posted By big john

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/duck_4dc43c6f39d99c18bbe054b784647240e1ecd95a.jpg
This guy is pretty fast on the road or off.
11-27-20, 11:03 AM
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Posted By big john

Since there are so many fire roads around here I...

Since there are so many fire roads around here I have been thinking about gravel bikes. Wednesday I joined a ride with some double-century type riders who have started doing dirt road loops. A friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

In California we call that the "referee"...

In California we call that the "referee" .
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat...

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Yes.

Yes.
11-26-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By big john

Some gravel bikes, too. I'm on the left. ...

Some gravel bikes, too. I'm on the left.
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We got pretty high! This is the view from...
11-26-20, 12:18 PM
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Posted By big john

4+ hours in the mountains with a nice group. ...

4+ hours in the mountains with a nice group.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Oh, to be 55 again.

Oh, to be 55 again.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

One more. Another fast guy on another nice bike. ...

One more. Another fast guy on another nice bike.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

To a driveability technician it's a way of life.

To a driveability technician it's a way of life.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

We did have some eye watering descents! That's...

We did have some eye watering descents! That's where a big mountain bike is an advantage.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

There are a few downed trees. ...

There are a few downed trees.
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This guy had the smallest tires but he was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Me upper right. ...

Me upper right.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Here are a couple from today. Me on the left...

Here are a couple from today. Me on the left before the road gets rough.
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Getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Since we have miles of fire roads around here I...

Since we have miles of fire roads around here I have been thinking of a gravel bike since friends are doing it a little. I can use the mtb but a drop bar bike would make paved road sections easier....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Since we have miles of fire roads around here I...

Since we have miles of fire roads around here I have been thinking of a gravel bike since friends are doing it a little. I can use the mtb but a drop bar bike would make paved road sections easier. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Today I rode with people on gravel bikes for the...

Today I rode with people on gravel bikes for the first time. Their loop was 42 miles with 6500 feet of climbing, just brutal. My friend and I turned back after 10 miles of climbing. They are are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

last page lock out

last page lock out
11-24-20, 10:30 PM
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Views: 38,174
Posted By big john

Pretty sure he was joking.

Pretty sure he was joking.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

The original injury occurred around 1982 when I...

The original injury occurred around 1982 when I was knocked off of my motorcycle. Since then it has periodically given me grief and riding a super stiff road bike on crappy roads has been a source of...
11-24-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 38,174
Posted By big john

I was working in the car dealership when that...

I was working in the car dealership when that silliness started.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Rode 40 some miles with a friend today and my...

Rode 40 some miles with a friend today and my back seems to be ok with it. It hurt pretty bad Saturday and I don't know what I did to it. I think I aggravated an old spine injury when I fell off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

It must have smelled great after a while.

It must have smelled great after a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Sometimes when I drink from a pop-top can, like a...

Sometimes when I drink from a pop-top can, like a Coke can, moustache hair will get caught in the pop top and rip out of my lip when lowering the can. It makes a distinctive "twang" when it happens....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By big john

I never wash my bikes unless they get muddy. I...

I never wash my bikes unless they get muddy. I just spray Pledge and wipe with a clean cloth. Chain gets wiped with a rag before re-lubing. The chain never comes off until time to replace.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By big john

Shermer's Neck Pain Relief - Health Tips From The...

Shermer's Neck Pain Relief - Health Tips From The Professor (chaneyhealth.com) (https://chaneyhealth.com/healthtips/shermers-neck-pain-relief/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II)...

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down LIVE @ AOL Sessions - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

The next climb after a few miles up the road tops...

The next climb after a few miles up the road tops out at nearly 8000. It's a great place to ride in the summer....
11-22-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,140
Posted By big john

All of the bent riders I have ridden with wear...

All of the bent riders I have ridden with wear cycling clothes, or at least athletic type materials. Some bent specific jerseys have pockets in front and their shorts don't have a chamois.
One...
11-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,140
Posted By big john

Judging people by the clothes they wear? I...

Judging people by the clothes they wear?

I am a member of 2 road clubs, one with 500 members and the other is around 120 members. Virtually all of these people wear cycling clothing and the vast...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

I've heard other pros like Greg Randolph say they...

I've heard other pros like Greg Randolph say they use Noxzema.
When we used natural chamois I used Vaseline Intensive Care lotion.Since synthetic chamois came out I never use any cream.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x716/cloud_398deb7b4783d220f4744bd334cdf34be20eb4fa.jpg
This pic from a couple months back is in the mountains near the "t" in forest on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

He's around sometimes. We also see pro teams in...

He's around sometimes. We also see pro teams in those hills and local racers, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Where I live is just north of the Highway 5...

Where I live is just north of the Highway 5 symbol in that pic, up against the hills. Where I was yesterday is to the left of the "L" in Los Angeles. We ride in all the hills around L.A.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

That's a section of Mulholland Highway which runs...

That's a section of Mulholland Highway which runs through the Santa Monica Mountains and ends at the coast. Those mountain roads are some of the best road riding in Southern California. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/mulhollandeast_a19900f2e88cec7bffc228b02f6fee6753df130e.jpg
I went here. Now my back hurts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

I do have 2 clubs to chose from. One of those...

I do have 2 clubs to chose from. One of those looks interesting but it's not very long. Maybe I can talk a couple others into extending it.

I don't know where my camera is, I guess I should look...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

When I said cruller I meant fritter. ...

When I said cruller I meant fritter.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Got invited to another long-ish hilly ride...

Got invited to another long-ish hilly ride tomorrow, even though I wussed out on the last one. This time there will be a guy I sometimes don't like to ride with. He's a little climber and always in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

You're an artist.

You're an artist.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Is that your place?

Is that your place?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

Louis CK : Getting fat - YouTube

Louis CK : Getting fat - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

I avoid donuts, too. I'm a hard core sugar addict...

I avoid donuts, too. I'm a hard core sugar addict so I can chunk up quickly.

I remember the Coors business. There was a big thing about the president having it in the White House, I think, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 95,863
Posted By big john

We had craziness here when Krispy Kreme came out....

We had craziness here when Krispy Kreme came out. I never tried but I'm sure I could inhale a dozen of them in a couple minutes. After the boom died out a bunch of them closed.
Years ago I worked...
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