Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2021.1

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction 2021.1

Old 03-01-21, 10:03 AM
  #7976  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 33,721

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 343 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16011 Post(s)
Liked 4,762 Times in 2,509 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
??? (never tried one), yes, yes, yes, yes, ???
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
See post #7973
I won't argue the latter three three, but have enough experience in the first three: convenience and preference will play a part in all of them, but if anyone thinks that it's and open-and-shut case of outdated and inferior, they're mistaken - either their judgement is based on no experience or their comparison is based upon poor representatives of the technology.
WhyFi is online now  
Old 03-01-21, 10:06 AM
  #7977  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 33,721

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 343 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16011 Post(s)
Liked 4,762 Times in 2,509 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That's along the lines of what was at the shop. I would have looked like a gorilla sitting on a football if I would have thrown a leg over it, but I have no doubt that it would have been fun.
WhyFi is online now  
Old 03-01-21, 10:09 AM
  #7978  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 7,971

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5901 Post(s)
Liked 2,593 Times in 1,436 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That's along the lines of what was at the shop. I would have looked like a gorilla sitting on a football if I would have thrown a leg over it, but I have no doubt that it would have been fun.
A friend had one when we were about 13. I couldn't imagine anything cooler.
MoAlpha is online now  
Old 03-01-21, 10:15 AM
  #7979  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,890
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2426 Post(s)
Liked 1,781 Times in 1,008 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That's along the lines of what was at the shop. I would have looked like a gorilla sitting on a football if I would have thrown a leg over it, but I have no doubt that it would have been fun.
big john is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 10:19 AM
  #7980  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,890
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2426 Post(s)
Liked 1,781 Times in 1,008 Posts
A friend's family had 5 Yamahas in the garage and once in a while I got to ride one. I wanted a motorcycle so bad when I was 12-15. Didn't get one until I was 26.
big john is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 10:20 AM
  #7981  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,890
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2426 Post(s)
Liked 1,781 Times in 1,008 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That's along the lines of what was at the shop. I would have looked like a gorilla sitting on a football if I would have thrown a leg over it, but I have no doubt that it would have been fun.
Maybe more like this.
big john is offline  
Likes For big john:
Old 03-01-21, 10:26 AM
  #7982  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 33,721

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 343 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16011 Post(s)
Liked 4,762 Times in 2,509 Posts
Geez, big john - I know that I'm too fat for this sport, but I'm not *that* fat. Pic from the post-ride the other day, just before I rolled out (being towards the edge of the wide-angle shot adds 20 lbs... ) -

WhyFi is online now  
Likes For WhyFi:
Old 03-01-21, 10:37 AM
  #7983  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 40,140

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 713 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17206 Post(s)
Liked 775 Times in 529 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Geez, big john - I know that I'm too fat for this sport, but I'm not *that* fat.
Both you and the bicycle are quasi-fat.

Also, pink? Why are you wearing a scarf?
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 10:59 AM
  #7984  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,890
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2426 Post(s)
Liked 1,781 Times in 1,008 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Geez, big john - I know that I'm too fat for this sport, but I'm not *that* fat. Pic from the post-ride the other day, just before I rolled out (being towards the edge of the wide-angle shot adds 20 lbs... ) -
I know, it was just a reaction to the "gorilla on a football" statement. You are certainly more lean than I am.
big john is offline  
Likes For big john:
Old 03-01-21, 11:01 AM
  #7985  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,193

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1124 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 406 Posts
Yesterday, while I was painting, it was in the 50's. Tonight the highs are predicted to be in the teens. With snow. Fml.
ls01 is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:05 AM
  #7986  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 10,193

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1124 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 406 Posts
Also, I have lost 20 lbs. Since I got back on the horse. 237 lbs on Saturday. Dont do the math, I was heavy, let's just leave it at that.
ls01 is offline  
Likes For ls01:
Old 03-01-21, 11:13 AM
  #7987  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 50,241

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 165 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9199 Post(s)
Liked 1,471 Times in 905 Posts
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Yesterday, while I was painting, it was in the 50's. Tonight the highs are predicted to be in the teens. With snow. Fml.
Just finished chipping ice from the driveway so that Mrs. rjones28 doesn't have to skate from the car to the house tonight.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:16 AM
  #7988  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 6,278

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4658 Post(s)
Liked 665 Times in 404 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
This weekend was weird.

Had a 2+ hour phone call with the owner of a bike shop in SC and was essentially told that I have a position there if I want it.

Pros:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. Neighbors to DougRNS, quasi-neighbors to Velo Vol
3. No stupid winters
3. Nearby Mt. Mitchell

Cons:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. 50% pay cut and no benefits
3. Moving across the country is stupid expensive.
4. 3rd worse COVID conditions in the country at the moment

At least I've basically got 2 weeks to decide
the second half of the pros list #2 is dubious. Nearby Mt Mitchell - Quality

Last edited by DougRNS; 03-01-21 at 11:19 AM.
DougRNS is offline  
Likes For DougRNS:
Old 03-01-21, 11:21 AM
  #7989  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 6,278

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4658 Post(s)
Liked 665 Times in 404 Posts
Velo Vol I'm getting some laser treatment today. You should swing by and get in on some of the action. It beeps!
DougRNS is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:33 AM
  #7990  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 40,140

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 713 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17206 Post(s)
Liked 775 Times in 529 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
2. Neighbors to DougRNS, quasi-neighbors to Velo Vol
Why is Douglas a neighbour and I'm a quasi-neighbour? Depending on where it is, I may be closer than he is.

Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
but if anyone thinks that it's and open-and-shut case of outdated and inferior, they're mistaken - either their judgement is based on no experience or their comparison is based upon poor representatives of the technology.
Incorrect.




Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
the second half of the pros list #2 is dubious. Nearby Mt Mitchell - Quality
Mt Mitchell is in the second half.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:33 AM
  #7991  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,262

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2867 Post(s)
Liked 1,344 Times in 579 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Geez, big john - I know that I'm too fat for this sport, but I'm not *that* fat. Pic from the post-ride the other day, just before I rolled out (being towards the edge of the wide-angle shot adds 20 lbs... ) -


you look angry.


prolly cause you know it’s a wide body shot****
bampilot06 is online now  
Old 03-01-21, 11:35 AM
  #7992  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,262

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2867 Post(s)
Liked 1,344 Times in 579 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
This weekend was weird.

Had a 2+ hour phone call with the owner of a bike shop in SC and was essentially told that I have a position there if I want it.

Pros:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. Neighbors to DougRNS, quasi-neighbors to Velo Vol
3. No stupid winters
3. Nearby Mt. Mitchell

Cons:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. 50% pay cut and no benefits
3. Moving across the country is stupid expensive.
4. 3rd worse COVID conditions in the country at the moment

At least I've basically got 2 weeks to decide
what part of south carolina?
bampilot06 is online now  
Old 03-01-21, 11:42 AM
  #7993  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 40,140

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 713 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17206 Post(s)
Liked 775 Times in 529 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Velo Vol I'm getting some laser treatment today. You should swing by and get in on some of the action. It beeps!
I don't need any moles removed.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:46 AM
  #7994  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 40,140

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 713 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17206 Post(s)
Liked 775 Times in 529 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Cons:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. 50% pay cut and no benefits
3. Moving across the country is stupid expensive.
4. 3rd worse COVID conditions in the country at the moment
I don't know how the money part works for yous, but all other things being kind of equal I would load up the truck and not look back.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:55 AM
  #7995  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 34,666

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 481 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14429 Post(s)
Liked 2,809 Times in 1,432 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Geez, big john - I know that I'm too fat for this sport, but I'm not *that* fat. Pic from the post-ride the other day, just before I rolled out (being towards the edge of the wide-angle shot adds 20 lbs... ) -

Whose finger??
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 11:59 AM
  #7996  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 34,666

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 481 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14429 Post(s)
Liked 2,809 Times in 1,432 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't need any moles removed.
Need any voles removed??
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Likes For datlas:
Old 03-01-21, 12:03 PM
  #7997  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 3,104

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2413 Post(s)
Liked 1,740 Times in 741 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why is Douglas a neighbour and I'm a quasi-neighbour? Depending on where it is, I may be closer than he is.
You would probably be closer as the crow flies, but there are more state borders between SC and Knoxville than there are between SC and NW Metro Atlanta. Hence quasi-neighbor.

Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
what part of south carolina?
Northwestern. Prolly doesn't matter but I don't really want to say any specifics at the moment.

Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't know how the money part works for yous, but all other things being kind of equal I would load up the truck and not look back.
We're leaning that way. To be honest I'm terrified, but maybe I'll get over that soon.
abshipp is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 12:24 PM
  #7998  
Jack Tone 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 57 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Minibikes were a huge thing when I was an adolescent. My parents wouldn't let me have one, of course, but they said yes to my youngest brother a few years later.
In high school metal shop, I built a minibike frame, bought the wheels, then bought an 80cc Suzuki motorcycle engine to put in it. It's probably a good thing I sold it before completing the project. Later on I worked at a company that put together motorcycles from their crates then delivered them to dealers. The boss had several Honda Z50's that we would short track race in the warehouse. I was 6'3", so it was amusing.
Jack Tone is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 12:31 PM
  #7999  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 18,921

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 237 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8169 Post(s)
Liked 2,162 Times in 1,276 Posts
I would worry a bit, simply because this bike boom isn't going to last forever. The bike business is fickle, to say the least.
__________________
Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
That's just another bogeyman you socio-economically less-advantaged angry old white dudes like to harp on about, as you lament the fact that you are no longer kings with your HS diplomas and stay-at-home wives.
LAJ is offline  
Likes For LAJ:
Old 03-01-21, 12:34 PM
  #8000  
Mojo31
...
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 1,658
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1381 Post(s)
Liked 898 Times in 486 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
You would probably be closer as the crow flies, but there are more state borders between SC and Knoxville than there are between SC and NW Metro Atlanta. Hence quasi-neighbor.



Northwestern. Prolly doesn't matter but I don't really want to say any specifics at the moment.



We're leaning that way. To be honest I'm terrified, but maybe I'll get over that soon.
If you do it, get ready for a culture shock!
Mojo31 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.