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big john 02-06-22 03:26 PM

Still fooling around with this ancient camera. Took it to the bike path today for a couple hours of spinning, shooting, and snacking.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3e0339daea.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c6f5943cfd.jpg
There is this tree I thought made a good shot.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...480487446a.jpg
The path passes within view of Six Flags Magic Mountain. Don't like amusement parks myself.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c438d730d.jpg

LAJ 02-06-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22400792)
As some here know, my son is a power lifter and routinely dead lifts and squats ~625#. Well, he said he started a dead lift and noticed his form was a little off but kept going. His elbow area “exploded.” I took him to an emergency orthopedist this morning who confirmed torn tendon(s) requiring surgery as soon as possible. They showed him sonograms of both of his arms and even he could see the devastation in his damaged arm. Like any amateur athlete, he’s devastated. He had several meets lined up this Spring.


Oh man... Deadlift is my least favorite lift, but straps have helped. This is eye opening though. I hope he heals well.

big john 02-06-22 03:41 PM

There is a swap meet going on over there at the sight of the Saugus Speedway, a 1/3 mile asphalt oval track which was closed in 1995 after residents complained about the noise. It was a race track since the 30s but as the area around was built up, came the sniveling. I went there first in 1965 when my friend's uncle took us in his new 65 Mustang. It was quite an experience.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...686626828f.jpg

LAJ 02-06-22 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22400992)
Still fooling around with this ancient camera. Took it to the bike path today for a couple hours of spinning, shooting, and snacking.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3e0339daea.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c6f5943cfd.jpg
There is this tree I thought made a good shot.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...480487446a.jpg
The path passes within view of Six Flags Magic Mountain. Don't like amusement parks myself.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c438d730d.jpg

We raced at Saugus a lot. I do know it was by Magic Mountain, because we went there once.

ls01 02-06-22 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22400608)
Anybody know how to get rid of this stuff?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7e1677d81.jpg

Burn it. Burn it with fire!

ls01 02-06-22 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22400611)
Just imagine having to get your sock under that thing every time.

reported

ls01 02-06-22 03:55 PM

I did fake ride today. It's been over a week. It was ok. Need to get back on the horse and stay there.

big john 02-06-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22401010)
We raced at Saugus a lot. I do know it was by Magic Mountain, because we went there once.

Almost every motorsports venue in Southern California has closed. Most for development of housing or commercial properties. There used to be a place called Indian Dunes behind Magic Mountain. It had 3 motocross tracks, (not sure on that number) a paved sports car track, a dirt flat track, and a sandwash/motorcycle play area with hill climbs. I could leave work early, go home and load the bike, and get out there for a couple hours of weekday fun. You could even ride on the tracks when there was no racing. It's where the helicopter crashed during the filming of the Twilight Zone movie.

There was a drag strip near here where my friends and I could ride to on our bikes and watch the races for free from the overpass on the highway. edit: I looked it up and it closed in 1969. I'm old.
http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/04/68/87/61_big.jpg

genejockey 02-06-22 04:36 PM

It's beautiful here in NorCal today! I took the Litespeed out for the 4th Sunday ride in as many weeks. It really feels sorted now. I seem to have gotten rid of the creak/click, by going through the chainring bolts one more time and finding one that took 1/16 of a turn before stopping. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that none of them will crack - stupid alloy chainring bolts! I'm thinking of getting a 12-28 cassette to have another gear for hills, but the 12-25 just works so well!

I'll have to do some back-to-back comparisons, but it seems to me that it accelerates like the Battaglin while being comfy like the Ritchey. I need to get those Dura Ace-hubbed wheels rebuilt, though my mismatched-but-doesn't-look-mismatched wheelset is working really well. In a world of Angry Bees, the freehub is eerily quiet.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45cebd12e9.jpg

OH! the wildflowers are getting started. The Little Orange Bastards are blooming!
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...21d3d8cbb3.jpg

And, of course, California Poppies, seen here in two color variations:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3cc1676bef.jpg

bampilot06 02-06-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22400792)
As some here know, my son is a power lifter and routinely dead lifts and squats ~625#. Well, he said he started a dead lift and noticed his form was a little off but kept going. His elbow area “exploded.” I took him to an emergency orthopedist this morning who confirmed torn tendon(s) requiring surgery as soon as possible. They showed him sonograms of both of his arms and even he could see the devastation in his damaged arm. Like any amateur athlete, he’s devastated. He had several meets lined up this Spring.


Im sorry to hear this. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and it doesn’t lead to him having to stop doing what he loves.

bampilot06 02-06-22 04:42 PM

Today was another one of those days where no matter what direction I was going I had a head wind. The last 5 miles were a joke. The wind got so bad I almost got gave up in frustration. I was visibly pissed. The stupid part, looking at the flag poles the last five indicated no wind, but it was def there.
First time I rode a bike to failure my legs were toast. I imagine sleeping is going to be rough tonight, leg pain plus most likely restless legs.

LAJ 02-06-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22401031)
Almost every motorsports venue in Southern California has closed. Most for development of housing or commercial properties. There used to be a place called Indian Dunes behind Magic Mountain. It had 3 motocross tracks, (not sure on that number) a paved sports car track, a dirt flat track, and a sandwash/motorcycle play area with hill climbs. I could leave work early, go home and load the bike, and get out there for a couple hours of weekday fun. You could even ride on the tracks when there was no racing. It's where the helicopter crashed during the filming of the Twilight Zone movie.

There was a drag strip near here where my friends and I could ride to on our bikes and watch the races for free from the overpass on the highway. edit: I looked it up and it closed in 1969. I'm old.
http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/04/68/87/61_big.jpg

Back in the day, I haunted Ascot, Lyons, Orange County, Pomona and Ontario. Maybe another, but I can't remember. Then when we raced, it was Saugus, Mesa Marin in Bakersfield, then up north in Stockton, Roseville and Redding.

Mojo31 02-06-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22400876)
Yes. Biceps tendon at a minimum. He's in quite a bit of pain in both the bicep and the forearm. He sees the surgeon Tuesday and surgery is Wednesday. I'll tell him he's going to be stronger next year. He needs all of the encouragement that he can get. He's pretty depressed this morning.

Sounds painful to me! Hope he has a smooth recovery.

There were Peoria folks on the boat with us. They were very happy not to be in Peoria last week.

phrantic09 02-06-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22401049)
Today was another one of those days where no matter what direction I was going I had a head wind. The last 5 miles were a joke. The wind got so bad I almost got gave up in frustration. I was visibly pissed. The stupid part, looking at the flag poles the last five indicated no wind, but it was def there.
First time I rode a bike to failure my legs were toast. I imagine sleeping is going to be rough tonight, leg pain plus most likely restless legs.

Thats how I felt with the wind today. That, the slush some poorly cleared roads and inpatient drivers made me bag my ride about 15 miles less than planned.

bampilot06 02-06-22 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22401053)
Thats how I felt with the wind today. That, the slush some poorly cleared roads and inpatient drivers made me bag my ride about 15 miles less than planned.


I wanted 60, but I had to stop at multiple stop lights which caused my body temperature to start to go down, doesn’t really make a difference my legs wouldn’t have been able to go another 10 miles.

Trsnrtr 02-06-22 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22401003)
Oh man... Deadlift is my least favorite lift, but straps have helped. This is eye opening though. I hope he heals well.

He's a very experienced power lifter with a lot of records, medals, etc. and he knew better. He's so mad at himself because he knew he was in trouble when he started the lift and forced it anyway. 625# can do a lot of damage if your grip isn't correct. :(

Trsnrtr 02-06-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22401051)
Sounds painful to me! Hope he has a smooth recovery.

There were Peoria folks on the boat with us. They were very happy not to be in Peoria last week.

We actually got through the storm pretty well. The highway departments did a damn good job. I won't be able to ride the roads for several days due to icing over in spots from the wind but getting around in the car is a breeze. We're used to the low temps; no biggie there. It's winter. ;)

genejockey 02-06-22 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22401049)
Today was another one of those days where no matter what direction I was going I had a head wind. The last 5 miles were a joke. The wind got so bad I almost got gave up in frustration. I was visibly pissed. The stupid part, looking at the flag poles the last five indicated no wind, but it was def there.
First time I rode a bike to failure my legs were toast. I imagine sleeping is going to be rough tonight, leg pain plus most likely restless legs.

Ah. The Omnidirectional Headwind. Saps the energy out of the legs and the joy out of riding. You have my sympathy.

genejockey 02-06-22 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22400792)
As some here know, my son is a power lifter and routinely dead lifts and squats ~625#. Well, he said he started a dead lift and noticed his form was a little off but kept going. His elbow area “exploded.” I took him to an emergency orthopedist this morning who confirmed torn tendon(s) requiring surgery as soon as possible. They showed him sonograms of both of his arms and even he could see the devastation in his damaged arm. Like any amateur athlete, he’s devastated. He had several meets lined up this Spring.

YIKES!!! That sounds really painful! Here's hoping the recovery is rapid.

big john 02-06-22 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22401050)
Back in the day, I haunted Ascot, Lyons, Orange County, Pomona and Ontario. Maybe another, but I can't remember. Then when we raced, it was Saugus, Mesa Marin in Bakersfield, then up north in Stockton, Roseville and Redding.

My friend raced flat track at Ascot in 1972 on a 250cc Ossa. Going to see the sprint cars there was a hoot. I even took my sister and her daughter there and they had a great time.
I've seen the NHRA at Pomona a few times but never been to those other tracks except Saugus. Went to the USGP of motocross at Carlsbad a few times. That was fun. A 2.2 mile track in a natural canyon and you could bring lawn chairs and an ice chest and sit anywhere. One year they had mountain bikes racing around during intermission. I remember we thought they were crazy. Track was closed to build houses.
Also saw a National mx race at Saddleback in Orange County. Another natural terrain track also closed by housing.

LAJ 02-06-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22401103)
My friend raced flat track at Ascot in 1972 on a 250cc Ossa. Going to see the sprint cars there was a hoot. I even took my sister and her daughter there and they had a great time.
I've seen the NHRA at Pomona a few times but never been to those other tracks except Saugus. Went to the USGP of motocross at Carlsbad a few times. That was fun. A 2.2 mile track in a natural canyon and you could bring lawn chairs and an ice chest and sit anywhere. One year they had mountain bikes racing around during intermission. I remember we thought they were crazy. Track was closed to build houses.
Also saw a National mx race at Saddleback in Orange County. Another natural terrain track also closed by housing.

Ah yes. Saddleback was the high school my sister attended. McFadden Jr. High was my school. We lived right down the street from South Coast Plaza.

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:11 PM

I thought about a cycling activity this afternoon but my nap activity went to long. Quasi-jogging activity instead.

I went by a stop light. There's a truck waiting there with its window open (even though it was only in the 40s) and a dog yapped away at me. A minute later it passes and the dog is still yapping.

What is wrong with those creatures?

Mojo31 02-06-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401124)
I thought about a cycling activity this afternoon but my nap activity went to long. Quasi-jogging activity instead.

I went by a stop light. There's a truck waiting there with its window open (even though it was only in the 40s) and a dog yapped away at me. A minute later it passes and the dog is still yapping.

What is wrong with those creatures?

They are manly. Not like your feline animals.

bampilot06 02-06-22 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22401098)
Ah. The Omnidirectional Headwind. Saps the energy out of the legs and the joy out of riding. You have my sympathy.


Thank you, and if you have one of those little violens you can play for me that would be great!

rjones28 02-06-22 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401124)
I thought about a cycling activity this afternoon but my nap activity went to long. Quasi-jogging activity instead.

I went by a stop light. There's a truck waiting there with its window open (even though it was only in the 40s) and a dog yapped away at me. A minute later it passes and the dog is still yapping.

What is wrong with those creatures?

They know...

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22401127)
They are manly. Not like your feline animals.

I'm minding my own business. Why do dogs have to make a big spectacle of things?

DougRNS 02-06-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401124)
I thought about a cycling activity this afternoon but my nap activity went to long. Quasi-jogging activity instead.

I went by a stop light. There's a truck waiting there with its window open (even though it was only in the 40s) and a dog yapped away at me. A minute later it passes and the dog is still yapping.

What is wrong with those creatures?

Too.

Speaking of naps going too long, I napped from 4-7 pm yesterday. Is that even a nap?

Dogs are man's best friend. Get one and you'll discover this universal truth. Until then, pipe down.

DougRNS 02-06-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22401134)
I'm minding my own business. Why do dogs have to make a big spectacle of things?

this could be the post of the year.

Velo Vol 02-06-22 06:29 PM

This > dog walkers


phrantic09 02-06-22 06:34 PM

So I figured out why the chain was skipping over the top of the cog.

it’s fake :cry:


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