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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By TMonk

Took a PTO day to feel the wind in my hair out on...

Took a PTO day to feel the wind in my hair out on the road, and get some chores done around the house before I pick up Liz and Lilly at the airport tomorrow. They were gone for two weeks.... too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By Caliwild

I have had many laugh-out-loud episodes while...

I have had many laugh-out-loud episodes while watching Silicon Valley!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By Deal4Fuji

Staying in the era :) ...

Staying in the era :)

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05-18-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 773
Posted By mstateglfr

I rode the same route I rode 28 says ago, with...

I rode the same route I rode 28 says ago, with the same bike, yet I was slower today.
How do you explain this? Shouldn't I be the same speed since it's the same course and same bike?



^ for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By seedsbelize2

I slept a full eight hours last night, and so got...

I slept a full eight hours last night, and so got a late start. When I rolled out at six, the sun was a full hand above the horizon. And it’s only the middle of May. By Jun 21 it could be straight up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By indyfabz

Stephen says “Blurp!”. ...

Stephen says “Blurp!”.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By TMonk

Very happy to see the Giro results today! A very...

Very happy to see the Giro results today! A very deserved win. Great to see him back on the top step after some hard years. He's a real champion.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By datlas

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By seedsbelize2

Seven mornings in a row on the mtb. No end in...

Seven mornings in a row on the mtb. No end in sight.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

I go through life hungry and tired.

I go through life hungry and tired.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

Dougs don't talk about our national past time...

Dougs don't talk about our national past time like that. Shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By TMonk

Did the SDMBA Archipelago "Arch" ride annual...

Did the SDMBA Archipelago "Arch" ride annual event yesterday. 45 miles, 4,500' elevation, hundreds of riders. I started in the middle (roughly) of the 6:30 to 7:30 AM start window, and it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

I was a hero today

At 2 PM we accepted a full price offer on our house which made us happy. Afterwards we went to our new house to clean and I also unclogged the gutters. I also trimmed back a crepe myrtle (look it up)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

Other pics from that ride. ...

Other pics from that ride.
https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/AfswR3OkEP-VOcTcpL_2VyU_tJVXrdNoGweb7-gwOI0-2048x1152.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By TMonk

MIL just asked to stay at our house a couple...

MIL just asked to stay at our house a couple nights while Liz and baby are in Amsterdam with family. Guess she had some business in town. I managed to get her out of here by only 10 minutes after...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

Once a year my club schedules a remote ride...

Once a year my club schedules a remote ride starting about 50 miles from here. I first did it in the 80s and it became one of my favorite rides. It's 85 mile with 7500 feet of climbing but it's...
05-08-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Hondo6

Pretty sure it's a Regina valve. ...

Pretty sure it's a Regina valve.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Regina_valves

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valve_stem
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By terrymorse

Last night, buddy said he wanted to start the Mt...

Last night, buddy said he wanted to start the Mt Hamilton ride today at 7:00 AM. Ugh, so early! Okay, fine.

I get to the parking lot at 7:05, and he's already gone. I get a text at 7:08 "starting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By bampilot06

Amelia’s horse trainer has started training again...

Amelia’s horse trainer has started training again and this time close to our house, so she will start taking horse back riding lessons again in a couple weeks. Pretty stoked about this. She showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

The late Bob Cook winning the Acton road race in...

The late Bob Cook winning the Acton road race in 1977. Greg Lemond won the juniors race. Tomorrow we will ride the course on our ride. Probably....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

This? ...

This?
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

Tinker Juarez won the 50+ Masters race at age 63....

Tinker Juarez won the 50+ Masters race at age 63. Information is still sketchy but it seems it's 75 miles with 12K feet of gain. OMG. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By terrymorse

From today's ride down a dirt road in Los Altos...

From today's ride down a dirt road in Los Altos Hills, on a gate at the end of the road:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By indyfabz

Repairs to the Subaru are underway. Estimate is...

Repairs to the Subaru are underway. Estimate is only $3K. Thought it would be much higher. Driver’s insurance has admitted fault, so I don’t have to pay the $500 deductible.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

RMOT ...

RMOT
https://youtu.be/9Gc4QTqslN4?si=ba5rDObxjI-5uiJO
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By abshipp

Had a fun ride on our downtown MTB trails last...

Had a fun ride on our downtown MTB trails last night. I'm really trying to work on my cornering technique and felt like I made some decent progress getting over my anxiety of weighting the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By seedsbelize2

But I am retired, and if I don’t get it done...

But I am retired, and if I don’t get it done today, there is always tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By abshipp

You're making it rather difficult for me to get...

You're making it rather difficult for me to get away with making snide comments on the internet. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By mschwett

yeah, there’s enough going on to not worry too...

yeah, there’s enough going on to not worry too much about riding for a few weeks. the arm is much better, as is the foot. ribs hurt like a MF, especially coughing or sneezing, several broken but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By t2p

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he’s riding alone - he might have a GoPro (or similar) in addition to his...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By LAJ

A news reporter asked Michael Jordan if he...

A news reporter asked Michael Jordan if he thought the ’90s Bulls could beat LeBron’s Lakers.
MJ: Yes.
Reporter: By how much?
MJ: Two or three points.
Reporter: Why so close?
MJ: Most of us are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

A friend of mine had a Honda 600 as his first...

A friend of mine had a Honda 600 as his first car. It was fun to ride around in. He destroyed it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By Trsnrtr

Never seen one of these before. Spotted it while...

Never seen one of these before. Spotted it while walking around Windsor, UK. Points off for not aligning the valves.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By datlas

My sister was going to have surgery a few years...

My sister was going to have surgery a few years back. I asked where the surgeon was trained, apparently he went to med school in Guadalajara.

My reply to her was obvious and not appreciated. Sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By genejockey

Went for a ride today. Checked my HRV before...

Went for a ride today. Checked my HRV before setting out, and it was in the green. 34 gentle miles. HR mostly < 135. I started marking other riders a couple times, then remembered I was taking it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

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LesterOfPuppets
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By indyfabz

They are not as ubiquitous as they used to be. ...

They are not as ubiquitous as they used to be. BITD, there were hot dog carts on nearly every corner in center city that sold soft pretzels. I worked in one for a summer during high school. Sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By genejockey

Speaking of spokes and nipples, mine should be...

Speaking of spokes and nipples, mine should be arriving today!!!! This is so exciting!!!

One issue I discovered with the old wheels is that the spokes are threaded all the way through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By mschwett

you know, i actually did. but not for many many...

you know, i actually did. but not for many many years...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By DougRNS

My buddy. Waiting for grandma to come home. ...

My buddy. Waiting for grandma to come home.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By BillyD

No, not really. ...

No, not really.

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This isn't even a great picture.
From my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By LAJ

My favorite is halibut n chips. It was consumed...

My favorite is halibut n chips. It was consumed at the Sea-Tac airport numerous times, until that restaurant disappeared.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By rjones28

The steak and ale hand pie looks tempting.

The steak and ale hand pie looks tempting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

Just drive it out here when you come for the...

Just drive it out here when you come for the graduation and I'll take it for a test drive.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By TMonk

listened to a bunch of Dead today while working. ...

listened to a bunch of Dead today while working. My guitar player's influence is holding strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt4XAz2WZ3Y

whoa, man
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By big john

The guy leading, and winning, this crit in 1968...

The guy leading, and winning, this crit in 1968 is Jack Disney on a single speed. He was a 3 time Olympian and 5 time National champion. I never met him but people I know did. He passed last week @...
04-22-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,790
Posted By Eric F

One of my favorite local singletracks on my...

One of my favorite local singletracks on my gravel bike - twisty and trending downhill, with nothing very technically demanding....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 67,679
Posted By indyfabz

Waiting for my ship to come in. Saw a bald eagle...

Waiting for my ship to come in. Saw a bald eagle this morning.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6009_0f570d293ea68de8219019ab902dd471a775c556.jpeg
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