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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I could work up to that when I was younger, I...

I could work up to that when I was younger, I don't know about now. When I started doing long rides my stomach had to get used to eating for fueling. Got pretty good at it when touring and eating...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Seems like plenty? Maybe 1000 calories there plus...

Seems like plenty? Maybe 1000 calories there plus another 3-400 in the bottles? Just guessing here.

Saturday I had cold cereal and a banana before the ride. During the ride I had another banana, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

You prefer Effingbacon?

You prefer Effingbacon?
05-26-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,405
Views: 872,034
Posted By big john

Did a 76 mile climbing ride with 4 friends. Been...

Did a 76 mile climbing ride with 4 friends. Been a while since I've been this tired. But it's a good tired....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/wwTC8xbPayLng...

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Kbd Ride with GPS (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46778651)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Did my friend's birthday ride. 5 of us, 3 e-bikes...

Did my friend's birthday ride. 5 of us, 3 e-bikes and 2 regular bikes. 76 miles with 5600 feet. Had some wind but got lucky with tailwinds for most of the long climb and more tailwind on a section of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-24, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I wouldn't recommend suggesting that.

I wouldn't recommend suggesting that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Are you in show business, Tex Ma'am?

Are you in show business, Tex Ma'am?
05-22-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,123
Posted By big john

Yes, e-bikes were banned from the club and then...

Yes, e-bikes were banned from the club and then someone wanted to change the rule. The board meeting got loud and angry and the club president and several members quit the club over the possibility...
05-22-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By big john

Stop by anytime.

Stop by anytime.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

The National what?

The National what?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I figured when he said "the sims" he was...

I figured when he said "the sims" he was referring to a simulator. Thought maybe the "box" was something else.
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05-19-24, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By big john

Around the observatory is chaos with so many cars...

Around the observatory is chaos with so many cars and people trying to park, getting in and out of car, etc. When riding there you must be hyper-vigilant. The guy was being a dufus.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I had a good ride today. 68 miles and only 3K...

I had a good ride today. 68 miles and only 3K feet of climbing but sure felt like more. Maybe because the faster guys worked us old guys a bit. Started with 10 but one guy is on the comeback so he...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I had a '53 Ford sedan and right now I can't...

I had a '53 Ford sedan and right now I can't remember where I got it. It had the flathead V8 and automatic. 2 cylinders were low on compression so it was one of the slowest cars I ever had. Still fun...
05-18-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,423
Posted By big john

Nothing wrong with solo rides but you might be...

Nothing wrong with solo rides but you might be missing out if you never try group rides. The key is the right group for your ability and personality. I've been doing group rides, club rides, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

By dumb luck I never had to wait in a long line...

By dumb luck I never had to wait in a long line for gas. I had a pick up truck that got good mileage and I didn't have a long commute so I would see an uncrowded station and fill up. Had that truck...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

My first car was a 1964 Galaxie which looked like...

My first car was a 1964 Galaxie which looked like this except for the rear wheel skirts. It was $850 at a dealer and I financed $500 of it for a year. I saved the other $300+ by washing dishes in a...
05-16-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By big john

It's more than that for me. I toe out so much I...

It's more than that for me. I toe out so much I need to be away from the crankarm. A wider Q doesn't affect that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Kaiser Jeep was taken over by AMC in 1970. So...

Kaiser Jeep was taken over by AMC in 1970. So that's when it became a Rambler.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Will it make me faster? edit: Oh darn, they...

Will it make me faster?

edit: Oh darn, they only go up to 58. And I was all set to break out the platinum card.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Same.

Same.
05-15-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By big john

Reminds me of the "Shake Weight" episode of South...

Reminds me of the "Shake Weight" episode of South Park.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I go through life hungry and tired.

I go through life hungry and tired.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Makes sense. A derny, then.

Makes sense. A derny, then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/1...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

That's part of the idea of a CVT, the exact RPM...

That's part of the idea of a CVT, the exact RPM you need whenever you need it.

Reminds me of a motorcycle some guys built years ago. They took a YZ250 mx bike and removed the transmission and put...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I haven't been there in a while. ...

I haven't been there in a while.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Score! I remember Filtron filters but I didn't...

Score! I remember Filtron filters but I didn't get my first motorcycle until I was 26, I think. Friends had Yamaha off road bikes when I was early teens and I got to ride on occasion. Friend raced...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-24, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I'm not a performance driver by any stretch but I...

I'm not a performance driver by any stretch but I always thought it was weird to try and make an electric car feel or sound like a gas car. I've driven electric cars quite a bit at the job and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Nuggets-Wolves game 4 was pretty good. Jokic...

Nuggets-Wolves game 4 was pretty good. Jokic looked good and the Wolves are no joke, 22 year old Edwards had 44.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Good work saving the deer. And I've always hated...

Good work saving the deer. And I've always hated working on ladders. Worked for a house painter briefly which combined my hatred of ladders with my hatred of painting. And I worked even more briefly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

You know Lockwood Valley road. Friends went up...

You know Lockwood Valley road. Friends went up there yesterday (I wussed out) and this is that low point before the climb to Heartbreak Hill....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

It wasn't too bad, really. A bit slippery trying...

It wasn't too bad, really. A bit slippery trying to get up on the trail in road cleats. We wanted to try it because we love that climb and it's been closed to cars since 2018 when a fire and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-24, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Good ride today and I felt better on the climbs...

Good ride today and I felt better on the climbs than I have for some time. 65 miles with around 4K feet in the middle, including a climb which has been blocked by a washout for a few months. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GNJYP3ZXAAEPfrt?format...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GNJYP3ZXAAEPfrt?format=jpg&name=small
Cav had a good day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Just looked at his wiki page. World records, gold...

Just looked at his wiki page. World records, gold medals, etc. Youngest ever to run a mile under 4 minutes, wr of under 8 minutes for 2 miles. And he's only 23.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

I hope she can get through it ok. Maybe just...

I hope she can get through it ok. Maybe just listening will help.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Nice ride today and we did the route of the Acton...

Nice ride today and we did the route of the Acton road race as part of the ride. SoCal Dino Riders put up that picture yesterday and also a map of the race route.
Turns out my friends had done the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

The Wolves defense is unbelievable. I think best...

The Wolves defense is unbelievable. I think best in the league for the year. And it looks like they were designed to beat the Nuggets, at least so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Knicks-Pacers game one, whoa. Now the Wolves...

Knicks-Pacers game one, whoa.
Now the Wolves are looking good against the Nuggets.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

This? ...

This?
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

We were resting at Dawson Saddle in the San...

We were resting at Dawson Saddle in the San Gabriels @7900 feet when Tinker came cruising up the 5 mile climb from the east side. Looked relaxed, not breathing hard, smiled and said hello, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Early dual squish....

Early dual squish....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 77,729
Posted By big john

Our club has at least 5 rides on the schedule...

Our club has at least 5 rides on the schedule every Saturday but these days it could be pared down to 3. The pandemic really changed the club. A lot of people never came back, especially "B" type...
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