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01-21-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,684
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Catholic? :lol:

Catholic? :lol:
01-21-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,684
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just what we need...more rules....:innocent: ...

Just what we need...more rules....:innocent:

J/K, that was a nice read, especially #5–my justification for N+1. :thumb:
01-04-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,361
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Come to California and watch our “tough” penal...

Come to California and watch our “tough” penal system in action.

Such a joke.

Yes, there are people incarcerated; but as Baretta was quoted as saying, “if you can’t do the time don’t do the...
01-04-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,361
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The new District Attorney for LA County has never...

The new District Attorney for LA County has never met a criminal that he doesn’t just love. The two thugs would get a hearty handshake from the new DA and free courtside tickets to cheer LeBron and...
01-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,853
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Asi mismo compadre...

Asi mismo compadre...
01-03-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,146
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

She does get outside, but only on “special”...

She does get outside, but only on “special” occasions. That Bottecchia was a gift, new, from my Mom, who passed away 11 years ago.

It has a great deal of sentimental value and so I don’t want to...
01-03-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,146
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You mean...something like this? :lol: ...

You mean...something like this? :lol:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8058996a_5d86_4559_89c4_8d84198c402e_b612c2fc9f253d28f1c1120b4c46e282d8f75cbb.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 239,084
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Are you sure that we way ahead of the game? I...

Are you sure that we way ahead of the game? I live in California where Comrade N is still shutting down businesses and eating at The French Laundry.

We are still screwed, but thanks for the...
01-02-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,146
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Not superior at all asere. i am short, old,...

Not superior at all asere.

i am short, old, slightly overweight and slow.

I have seven coronary stents, calcified coronary arteries, diabetes and asthma.

I am far, far from superior. But I...
01-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,146
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree with all the above, except the bit about...

I agree with all the above, except the bit about B17 saddles. I think they look great, but that’s just me.

i especially agree with your comment about e-bikes. I am an older rider, I “sport” seven...
Forum: Foo
01-01-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Great, you have just jinxed 2021. Thanks a lot...

Great, you have just jinxed 2021. Thanks a lot friend. :innocent:
12-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

OK, OK, you win this “competition.” All of...

OK, OK, you win this “competition.” All of recents check-ups and tests have come back A-OK. The cardio told me, however, that given my the condition of my arteries, the next round will of medical...
11-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,974
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

People are leaving California in droves. Maybe...

People are leaving California in droves. Maybe they fear Prop. 65, or the mentality that led to Prop. 65.
11-05-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,458
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Not surprised. Insurance companies are not your...

Not surprised. Insurance companies are not your friends, as much as their TV advertisement likes to claim otherwise.
11-04-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,458
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I understand and support your statements, but...

I understand and support your statements, but know this.

Before a DA prosecutes a case against a driver who kills or injures a cyclist, the police has to investigate the case. Most police...
Forum: Foo
11-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Given all the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties,...

Given all the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, Thunderbird may have a shot.
Forum: Foo
11-03-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That’s like opening an Olive Garden in Rome....

That’s like opening an Olive Garden in Rome. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
11-01-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You live in Texas and you go to TB for your...

You live in Texas and you go to TB for your burrito fix? Estas loco? :twitchy:
10-31-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,423
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Me too, it has a certain Dario Pegoretti look to...

Me too, it has a certain Dario Pegoretti look to i...
10-31-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,423
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

May I ask how much you paid for it? THB, it...

May I ask how much you paid for it? THB, it doesn’t look bad at all. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 07:24 AM
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I think that it was portrayed by some as both.

I think that it was portrayed by some as both.
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Remember when...

Remember back to December 2019 where the biggest issue around was whether the Peloton ad was sexist or not?

Life seems to have become very strange since those “simple” days.
05-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,258
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sorry Jim, I can’t follow all the quotes...

I am sorry Jim, I can’t follow all the quotes going back and forth. It is not you, I am an old guy who likes to follow thing linearly.

i use the Garmin Varia radar unit. I like the warnings that I...
05-04-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy...

I outfitted my 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy Athena 11 speed. I chose that particular groupset because of the aluminum finish (and because I like Campy :thumb:).

...
05-04-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thanks, you made me smile. :) Technically it...

Thanks, you made me smile. :)

Technically it is my wife’s cat, she is the cat person. She gets naming rights.

I am the dog person, so I get to name the dogs.

The female is named Lucy, I was...
05-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck...

I have seen some riders using a balaclava or neck gaiter. I do not know how effective they are; I figure that a well made one should be as effective as some of the home made cloth fabric masks or...
05-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a...

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a mask when walking my dogs. Where I live, ride and play there are wide enough spaces that the risk of infection is negligible. The percentage of...
05-04-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household. ...

Latest addition to the Bottecchia household.

Her mom is a feral cat that decided to give birth in the backyard of one of my daughter’s friend. Who could resist this cute face.

We have not...
Forum: Foo
05-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is...

Garlic, otherwise known as Italian Penicillin, is a standard item in the Bottecchia kitchen. :thumb:
05-03-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on...

I had just finished watching a Disney docu on dolphins and whales. These are amazing animals, their behavior is so human-like and are capable of a wide range of feelings and emotions.

Two of the...
05-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is so much negativity out there; people...

There is so much negativity out there; people drawing battle lines based on political affiliation. so useless and pointless.

Humanity is facing a challenge, this is not the time for division; ...
05-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Cycling in the time of corona...Nature’s Ctrl-Alt-Del

Went out for a short ride, from Carpinteria to Ventura and back to Carpinteria, 61 km total.

Empty roads, or nearly empty roads, are nice. The beaches are effectively deserted. I don’t miss the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,388
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

1959 Cadillac “recumbent” bike

OK, I may be persuaded to ride a bent if it looked like this. :D

https://autochunk.com/7920/2013/03/11/cadillac-bicycle-has-half-the-cars-looks-full-bicycle-function/
03-30-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,031
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going,...

But NOT in Ventura County, we are all easy going, considerate, happy cyclists. :D
03-30-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 97,363
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

But only on the way down. :thumb:

But only on the way down. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,099
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and...

Well, that depends on who the audience is...and what you are packing. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,099
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Seger’s Turn...

That reminds me of a stanza from Bob Seger’s Turn the Page. :roflmao2:
03-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 97,363
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of...

Thirty miles to PCH and back. There was LOTS of traffic. With parking lots for beaches, parks and hiking trails closed, people were parking on the shoulders, which made it interesting in an already...
03-29-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,031
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its...

We all have a trigger point. It is usually at its lowest when we least expect people to behave badly, like in the early morning when you are having a nice, easy ride.

Glad you are OK. Be safe!
03-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,031
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you...

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you more.

Having seen what I have seen over the years, I would let this crazy guy go and let nature take her course.
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,099
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I always assumed that...

...social distancing was the thing to do, virus or no virus. :roflmao2:

...
03-28-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

That’s funny stuff man. Reader’s Digest was...

That’s funny stuff man. Reader’s Digest was right, humor is THE best medicine.
03-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 97,363
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a...

Sorry, I was riding with my mates in London...a little rainy but OK. :innocent:

...
03-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How dinosaurs will avoid a second mass extinction

Covid-19, the Spielberg version...

https://www.******.com/r/Zwift/comments/fnfxvu/extra_protection_in_these_trying_times/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,654
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria...

I ride a lot out that way, Rincon to Carpinteria and some hill work around Santa Barbara. I decided to skip it and instead ride the less traveled local (to me) roads. After reading your post I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,654
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the...

Here in Ventura County, took advantage of the empty roads and nice weather. :thumb:

...
03-21-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 68,817
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation...

I just HAD TO go out for a ride. The temptation of empty roads and overcast skies was too much to resist.

...
03-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Let’s stand together

In this moment of profound crisis, let us all stand together as brothers and sisters.

Love you all! :thumb:

https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,357
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on...

Living in earthquake country I always stock up on essentials, including dog and cat food. My pets appreciate the gesture. But if we start running low on supplies, I might be tempted to commandeer...
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