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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Could be. Maybe they found some special dirt...

Could be. Maybe they found some special dirt there. Nice to ride through there except you have to ride on 126 for a short stretch. Also Piru. I did a ride with the Santa Clarita club starting in Piru...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I don't know of any volcanic activity near there....

I don't know of any volcanic activity near there. I think it was scraped but I don't know why. There is a landfill above there and there are a lot of weird geologic formations around.
It's near Val...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Thing is, it's been the coldest, wettest "winter"...

Thing is, it's been the coldest, wettest "winter" we've had in many years. For me, it's been great. I don't mind starting in the 40s and if it's raining I can skip it and ride another day since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

A friend from the club just got a new Factor and...

A friend from the club just got a new Factor and brought it out Saturday for the first time. I was on a different route so I didn't get a chance to talk to him about it. He's in the white jacket....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Show off.

Show off.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

DON MEREDITH - Turn out the lights... the party's...

DON MEREDITH - Turn out the lights... the party's over - YouTube4.flv - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Niners woke up a little bit. (sorry Indy)

Niners woke up a little bit. (sorry Indy)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Story of my cycling life. There is a woman I...

Story of my cycling life. There is a woman I have ridden with for years, or when climbing I am on the same ride as she is. She beat most of the men and all but 2 of the women in a climbing road race...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Longer club ride was over 80 miles with a bunch...

Longer club ride was over 80 miles with a bunch of climbs. I didn't want to do the whole thing so I drove part way into the route to meet a like-minded friend. Another friend would be waiting further...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

I've seen a bumper sticker like that. I rode up...

I've seen a bumper sticker like that. I rode up next to the lady at a light and told her I liked her bumper sticker and I startled her.

The traffic cop who said that was speaking at a traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

Of course, but as a traffic cop said, the number...

Of course, but as a traffic cop said, the number one cause is H.U.A. or head up ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

And it could be that no matter how safe you make...

And it could be that no matter how safe you make a car, idiots, morons, and drunks will find a way to hurt themselves and others.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for safer cars but the biggest problem...
01-27-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By big john

I think you need to figure out what you want...

I think you need to figure out what you want before you order something. If you could ride a bike with the feel you want, then measure it, that would be ideal. Maybe put an adjustable stem on your...
01-27-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By big john

It all depends on what the OP is looking for, how...

It all depends on what the OP is looking for, how much change from his existing bike he needs.
The 2 bikes Terry linked are 2 inches different in stack. That's huge to me.

Maybe he could see a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I meant the movie. It would let him learn a bit...

I meant the movie. It would let him learn a bit about Queen, if he really doesn't know.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Watch "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Watch "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I'm not a musician but I can see the art in a...

I'm not a musician but I can see the art in a hand crafted guitar or violin. Or a nice bike. Even a custom car can be art.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I used to tell people I was a professional...

I used to tell people I was a professional guesser. It was my job to handle that type of thing. The ones that had been worked on by others were always special, especially when they were out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Passion is where one finds it.

Passion is where one finds it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Is that a poster of The Stig on the door? ...

Is that a poster of The Stig on the door?

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/3e/08/8e/3e088efdb1207184143cddffff39af0f--top-gear-zach.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I hope she's ok, sounds scary. I got sprayed...

I hope she's ok, sounds scary.

I got sprayed with buckshot once when rabbit hunting years ago. I was far enough away that it just stung and didn't break the skin. I was not amused.
01-26-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,656
Posted By big john

It hasn't been this green here in years. I...

It hasn't been this green here in years. I checked on some trails on Sunday. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

Having been an EV tech for 10 years, I have...

Having been an EV tech for 10 years, I have removed and installed the underbody covering on a bunch of cars to access the batteries.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I thought about suggesting he tone it down a bit,...

I thought about suggesting he tone it down a bit, his arrogance and 'tude, but I'd better stay out of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

How about how you treat a know-it-all in General?...

How about how you treat a know-it-all in General? Seems he got a little butt hurt by some responses to his stuff. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

People should be forced to work in retail or food...

People should be forced to work in retail or food service as part of training to be a human.

I guess you can't really teach empathy, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Anyone who abuses the wait staff at a restaurant...

Anyone who abuses the wait staff at a restaurant is just asking for it. You don't know what they might do to your food.

Some years ago a group of us from the club stayed in Big Pine to do some of...
01-25-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical...

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical terrain, I said new bikes are better, a lot better for most of us. I can do things on my newer bike that I wouldn't have even tried on my old bikes,...
01-24-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

I know you aren't going to buy one but nearly all...

I know you aren't going to buy one but nearly all modern mountain bikes are sold with a single front ring. Originally getting rid of the front derailleur allowed development of complex suspensions...
01-24-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

I don't think it's common with 1 by. I know there...

I don't think it's common with 1 by. I know there are chain guides, catchers, etc., but I have been riding a 1 by for almost 5 years and I have never dropped the chain on that bike and I ride rougher...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Second pizza ride of the year today. Beautiful,...

Second pizza ride of the year today. Beautiful, no wind, and we did a bonus climb near the start. My friend flatted and I changed the tube for her so she bought my lunch.:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Ordering brake pads today. No problem getting rim...

Ordering brake pads today. No problem getting rim brake pads but it seems Shimano has discontinued the disc pads I use, wtf? They're bottom of the barrel OEM brakes but they work fine in most...
01-23-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

And, with that, the thread starts over.

And, with that, the thread starts over.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I've taken the shuttle van to Sherman Pass and...

I've taken the shuttle van to Sherman Pass and descended the Cannell Plunge trail with 7 others from my club. Fun day, spent 5+ hours on the trail, brought lunch, stopped for pictures, etc. I think...
01-23-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

Let's start a thread about it.

Let's start a thread about it.
01-23-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

What a coincidence, I did the same thing. Rim...

What a coincidence, I did the same thing. Rim brake Saturday and disc Sunday. And I don't want to argue about brakes afterward.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

It was beautiful here today. ...

It was beautiful here today.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/sunday_trails_012_8de6fbc57c191b2796e795c24ff53ac0e5a862c8.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

I know a lot of race cars and even production...

I know a lot of race cars and even production cars have air dams on the front to reduce aerodynamic drag. I heard it said that 30% of the aero drag on a car is from the air going under the car. Top...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

Probably. Here is another one you can see a...

Probably. Here is another one you can see a little better.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/bb/6f/c9bb6f7b7b41b8a85bb6db46a698a9ed.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Too tired to do another club ride today so I went...

Too tired to do another club ride today so I went to explore some trails I haven't been to since before the most recent rain. These are horse trails so some get destroyed by rain but some are ok. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

http://www.stanceiseverything.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.stanceiseverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/corvair_4.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

Here is a picture a friend took today from the...

Here is a picture a friend took today from the Santa Monica mountains looking at West L.A. and downtown in the distance....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

That was a heartbreaking fumble. The game was...

That was a heartbreaking fumble. The game was about to get interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I went to the club today and intended to do the...

I went to the club today and intended to do the 66 mile ride but some of my regular riding partners didn't show so I would have been chasing in the hills (more than usual). I opted for the 52 mile,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

It seems like it, but maybe not.

It seems like it, but maybe not.
01-21-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,526
Posted By big john

It doesn't bug me that some feel that way. I...

It doesn't bug me that some feel that way. I don't agree with him on all points, but I understand.
Two of my friends ride e-road bikes. He has a heart issue and got one for his wife, too. They are...
01-21-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By big john

Wasn't he racing against riders on (mostly) steel...

Wasn't he racing against riders on (mostly) steel bikes?
Indurain was a good climber but not a great one. The races he won were tailor made for a TT specialist. He was a great TT rider, one of the...
01-20-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By big john

I think my Gunnar is about 21 pounds and it has a...

I think my Gunnar is about 21 pounds and it has a triple, 36 spoke Open Pros, and a not lightweight Kestrel carbon fork.

I had a Prestige tubed Landshark from 1990. It was light but I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By big john

Who knows? It was almost 60 years ago so there's...

Who knows? It was almost 60 years ago so there's not much we can do about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By big john

I wanted to ride the mountain bike around the...

I wanted to ride the mountain bike around the neighborhood but it had a rear flat. It's a pain because the tire is very difficult break the bead. Got it done and went out and got a front flat. Slow...
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