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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By big john

I'm pretty sure you've heard it before but I...

I'm pretty sure you've heard it before but I generally get around 10K miles from a rear rim. It's been this way for 30+ years and they usually fail by cracking around the spoke holes. 36 hole, 32,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I was a dishwasher at a hospital through part of...

I was a dishwasher at a hospital through part of high school. I think it was $1.94 per hour. Soon after I graduated the 1971 earthquake happened and the hospital was closed. I got a job at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

That's pretty tame for Safa Brian's videos. I...

That's pretty tame for Safa Brian's videos. I ride in those mountains but not like that. Today we were mountain biking in that same range a bit southeast of the video location.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

It was a beautiful day here just under 80 degrees...

It was a beautiful day here just under 80 degrees and we had a nice mtb ride. Not technical but lots of climbing both ways. My friend stayed with me for a lot of the climbs because we were talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

A friend has a place @8300 feet in the mountains...

A friend has a place @8300 feet in the mountains and she has been mountain biking up there for the last few months. She's a good climber when she's out of shape so after a summer up there she goes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I'm Mr (lack of) Maintenance!

I'm Mr (lack of) Maintenance!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even...

Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even clean my bike for months sometimes....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I think I've only ever washed a road bike a few...

I think I've only ever washed a road bike a few times. Almost never, actually. Even when I have ridden in the wet I just use Pledge. I wash the mtb once in a while but it goes in mud.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Mercedes trolluje branżę elektrycznych samochodów...

Mercedes trolluje branżę elektrycznych samochodów w SNL. - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in...

When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in 1989 some sports writer couldn't understand why he was picked over Joe Montana. He said something like "Even I can ride a bicycle up a goddamn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Charles Barkley once said "The bike is doing all...

Charles Barkley once said "The bike is doing all the work". I'm not kidding.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I saw a video about something like that, I'll try...

I saw a video about something like that, I'll try to find it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

It was a Volt so he had the engine as a back-up...

It was a Volt so he had the engine as a back-up if he depleted the battery. Funny thing was, he liked the car and wasn't trying for a buy back. He just wanted to argue about how it worked. Or maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

At some point I realized that people who don't...

At some point I realized that people who don't know about something tend to oversimplify it in their mind. This still amazes me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

There's a loose nut behind the steering wheel.

There's a loose nut behind the steering wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

It's kind of a giant pain.

It's kind of a giant pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Yes, and they listen. When I was younger and cars...

Yes, and they listen. When I was younger and cars were just mechanical things the problem with male customers was worse. I always wondered, if they know what's wrong with it then why are they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

When it comes to cars, many men have this idea...

When it comes to cars, many men have this idea that knowing about cars is some macho thing, a male birthright, or something, when in reality they don't know their ass from third base.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Karens.

Karens.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

A good thing about being a dealer tech is the...

A good thing about being a dealer tech is the lack of customer contact. Sometimes, though, it's helpful for me to talk to them because the service writers don't know the right questions, etc.
I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

One of my favorite LZ songs. I especially like...

One of my favorite LZ songs. I especially like the BBC live version.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

You could make one.

You could make one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

You might be a candidate for RAAM. Or Paris Brest...

You might be a candidate for RAAM. Or Paris Brest Paris.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I thought riding through eastern Colorado kinda...

I thought riding through eastern Colorado kinda sucked. Hot, flat, ugly, terrible water. I was surprised. Except Brush. I think it was Brush. We went there looking for breakfast and the town was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

We had a good time in Kansas until the eastern...

We had a good time in Kansas until the eastern part where drivers started throwing things at us. Before that drivers would wait until it was safe to pass, then go into the other lane and smile and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

It take a certain kind of individual to do these...

It take a certain kind of individual to do these types of things. Also, there is the whole sleep deprivation thing. That alone lets me out. I've never been able to cope with not sleeping.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Plus mileage would put it up around $14K, plus...

Plus mileage would put it up around $14K, plus the $12K minimum from LOP's 2007 example. I suppose you could ask a relative to let you use their motorhome for you and 6 of your friends to live in for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Don't forget you have to qualify. So you have to...

Don't forget you have to qualify. So you have to travel to and complete those events, along with more time off work.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

On the RAAM web page they estimate the minimum @...

On the RAAM web page they estimate the minimum @ $20k.
You use 2 vehicles, an RV and a van, which usually are rented and driven across the country and back. In LOP's example it says 15mpg average....
09-16-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 603
Posted By big john

I was riding on the bike path at the beach and it...

I was riding on the bike path at the beach and it goes through a parking structure for a bit. A young woman was riding behind me no handed and she reached up to touch the structure and down she went....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 786
Posted By big john

Yelling "NO" has stopped a lot of them. They...

Yelling "NO" has stopped a lot of them. They usually stop chasing after you are out of their territory.

One time on a back road we were in a line of about 12 riders, just getting up to speed. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

That's funny. One time I rented a car and drove...

That's funny. One time I rented a car and drove to Tucson and on the return trip my back hurt and I was extremely uncomfortable for hours. I told Mrs John that 8 hours on the bike was a lot easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I always thought I would like to do at least a...

I always thought I would like to do at least a part of the Great Divide trail.

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route | Adventure Cycling Route Network | Adventure Cycling Association...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

In 1990 4 of us rode across the US on touring...

In 1990 4 of us rode across the US on touring bikes, staying in motels. I only rode 3000 miles and bailed in Kentucky. I wanted to do it again but stay out of the south but it never happened.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

You have to qualify for RAAM. I'm not sure how...

You have to qualify for RAAM. I'm not sure how many but there are events that count toward it. There is one this weekend.
The 508 (https://www.the508.net/#intro)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

A couple years back BF member and friend Biker395...

A couple years back BF member and friend Biker395 did RAAM as part of a 4 person team. The team approach makes a lot more sense than solo. You split a lot of the cost and you get to sleep more. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By big john

Much better choice!

Much better choice!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,031
Posted By big john

I guess your sarcasm detector isn't working,...

I guess your sarcasm detector isn't working, either?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,031
Posted By big john

Don't draft this guy. The JET Bicycle - The...

Don't draft this guy.
The JET Bicycle - The most dangerous unsafe bike EVER - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,031
Posted By big john

What about a jet?:p

What about a jet?:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,031
Posted By big john

How many planes did he launch from treadmills?

How many planes did he launch from treadmills?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

You're right, they don't have a lot of rules. A...

You're right, they don't have a lot of rules. A friend linked me to a car mechanic page on there. After reading it for a while I joined in. Some of the guys are really funny! I identify with a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

A couple guys I know have Psimet wheels. One of...

A couple guys I know have Psimet wheels. One of them is 265 pounds and the wheels have been durable. Plus, Rob seems like a good guy and I have chatted with him on BF for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

It's a good 'un.

It's a good 'un.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By big john

I've been using Delta pedals since about 1992-3....

I've been using Delta pedals since about 1992-3. I've tried all manner of aftermarket cleats, some last longer than others but none last as long as the Looks.They might be more slippery to walk in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Cavendish shuns the spotlight. He can be found...

Cavendish shuns the spotlight. He can be found inside this cabinet with the door closed....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By big john

Have you tried to true the wheels? What kind of...

Have you tried to true the wheels? What kind of wheels are they? If the rims are damaged you may be able to lace a new rim instead of buying a whole wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

Movie: My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Movie: My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

I went to Ascot to see the sprint cars a few...

I went to Ascot to see the sprint cars a few times. Exciting racing!
Half mile dirt oval.
http://randylewis.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Dean-Thompson-Ascot006.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,583
Views: 127,650
Posted By big john

The two times I have been close to mountain...

The two times I have been close to mountain lions, at least that I have known about, they weren't aggressive. One just walked across my path, casually, and didn't pay attention to me. I still got tf...
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