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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Tusk

That'll buff out.....

That'll buff out.....
05-03-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tusk

If the weekly forecast is for rain in the...

If the weekly forecast is for rain in the morning, I drive to work. If the forecast calls for afternoon thunderstorms, I drive. I donít mind rain, it is the lightning that keeps me off.

Weekend...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 986
Posted By Tusk

The fuel keeps the electric in tank fuel pump...

The fuel keeps the electric in tank fuel pump cool. Running less than quarter tank will allow the pump to run warmer than it should and shorten the life of the pump.

I rarely let mine get below...
01-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,542
Posted By Tusk

I am the very definition of a teetotaler. In...

I am the very definition of a teetotaler.

In my 54 years of life, the only alcohol that I have knowingly consumed was in Nyquil. Yes, it was for its intended purpose. An employee is always...
01-15-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tusk

Still in Georgia

Are at one today for lunch
08-31-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Tusk

Rear derailleur hanger would be the only thing on...

Rear derailleur hanger would be the only thing on my Motobecane that is proprietary. So I bought a spare a while ago.

Other than that, their frames are the epitome of interchangeability.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,253
Posted By Tusk

If you had stopped at that stop sign, the driver...

If you had stopped at that stop sign, the driver would have been out and gone when you got there.
08-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,111
Posted By Tusk

Family friend was a fighter pilot based in North...

Family friend was a fighter pilot based in North Dakota prior to solid navigation systems. During hard maneuvers, the nav system would lose its calibration. They would line up with a 'mile road'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 460,204
Posted By Tusk

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/74217c55_6857_4d93_8778_6105949b07fa_8b5dd33023887ce77b4a9ba83ae2d69424c7debd.jpeg
Blue Ridge Parkway near Brevard, NC
08-10-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,971
Posted By Tusk

Motobecane Titanium from BikesDirect is made in...

Motobecane Titanium from BikesDirect is made in Taiwan.
08-06-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Tusk

You should be grateful that the birds are kind...

You should be grateful that the birds are kind enough to keep the mosquitoes off you.....
08-05-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Tusk

Was out on a group ride one Saturday morning and...

Was out on a group ride one Saturday morning and realized that the stupid fly was faster than me everyone else. And 200 miles feet of elevation change over 50 miles is not uncommon around here.

I...
07-19-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Tusk

You can ride all the way to the parking lot near...

You can ride all the way to the parking lot near the top. From there it is a 1/4 mile or so that is restricted to foot traffic to get to the top.

Awesome ride. The Blue Ridge Parkway is...
07-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Tusk

Juan, Do you donate blood? Oneblood and Red...

Juan, Do you donate blood? Oneblood and Red Cross test each donation for antibodies. Then you would know.
06-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Tusk

If you are using this as a regrease, ensure that...

If you are using this as a regrease, ensure that the soaps (thickeners) are compatible or that you have removed most of the old grease. Mixing greases with different soaps can cause the lubricant to...
06-12-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Tusk

Got some from my brother several years ago - for...

Got some from my brother several years ago - for Christmas I think - as a joke. It sits with the seal still on it. Never felt the need.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tusk

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/221x228/homer_ad7edfea95ab6e1effaba67e6ae51a37e76cff95.jpg
05-18-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Tusk

We never stopped. Small rural county with...

We never stopped.

Small rural county with limited cases and no real reason for people to exit off the interstate just to visit our little hamlet. YMMV
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tusk

Went to the dentist a couple weeks ago for a...

Went to the dentist a couple weeks ago for a permanent crown. Forehead temp - 93.Xį. I drove. A/C on my head?
Walking into work with a wet forehead with evaporating sweat? Haven't taken it yet. ...
05-11-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Tusk

Machine shop - cheaper than a $250 tool Machine...

Machine shop - cheaper than a $250 tool
Machine shop - much higher quality than a $35 tool.
Forum: Foo
04-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Tusk

Never went away. Just finished an engine swap in...

Never went away. Just finished an engine swap in a Toyota Camry - in my backyard 'cause the neighbors get mad when I do it in the driveway.
04-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tusk

Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
04-30-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tusk

Looks like a decent bike for the price. Tiagra...

Looks like a decent bike for the price. Tiagra level components.

I have three BD bikes and have no complaints about any of them. Aluminum, aluminum with carbon seat stays, and Titanium.
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,939
Posted By Tusk

Attended a "Retirement" (it was really a "scare...

Attended a "Retirement" (it was really a "scare the attendants into saving/investing as much as you can") seminar and the presenter talked about this. If you can get 8% return on an investment but...
03-15-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,617
Posted By Tusk

What is keeping you from going? I am still...

What is keeping you from going?

I am still heading up to Brevard the first week in April to ride around in the hills.
03-12-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By Tusk

If you have a couple of hours to kill: ...

If you have a couple of hours to kill:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5911985/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Tusk

Disturbing. Wish I had known that two days ago. ...

Disturbing. Wish I had known that two days ago.

I was home sick on Wednesday and with nothing else to do, I found a good deal and pulled the trigger on a new crank w/ dual sided Pioneer power...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,915
Posted By Tusk

Go look at the mulekick in their gravel bike...

Go look at the mulekick in their gravel bike area.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/mulekick-853-steel-discbrake-gravel-bikes.htm
02-03-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tusk

I like the olive oil idea. Have to keep that in...

I like the olive oil idea. Have to keep that in my back pocket.

GOOP hand cleaner. Water less hand cleaner available at auto parts stores and does not contain pumice.
Forum: Introductions
01-12-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Tusk

East or West side of Deep South? These things...

East or West side of Deep South?
These things matter, you know!

Tusk, East Deep South
10-31-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Tusk

Sorry, but next time you go out, you will now...

Sorry, but next time you go out, you will now need it. Let us know how it goes.
09-24-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,917
Posted By Tusk

All the doctors I ride with are on custom...

All the doctors I ride with are on custom stainless or titanium.

Why are you setting your sights so low as a mass produced factory bike?
Forum: Foo
09-03-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Tusk

I did it in a 1984 Dodge Caravan. The old...

I did it in a 1984 Dodge Caravan.

The old fabric will not work. The headliner fabric has a foam backing which is what deteriorated. Pulled the headliner card out, cleaned off the old fabric,...
06-21-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,318
Posted By Tusk

I have a Motobecane Titanium, bought it used. It...

I have a Motobecane Titanium, bought it used. It is my primary ride out of the three that I own. You would not be disappointed. To the original owner it has a 100 year warranty, unless you remove...
05-25-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,292
Posted By Tusk

Goop hand cleaner. Rub in, toss in the wash, and...

Goop hand cleaner. Rub in, toss in the wash, and hope for the best.
05-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,166
Posted By Tusk

Park it in the for sale section? Send me a PM? ...

Park it in the for sale section? Send me a PM?

I have family spread from Logan to Provo to facilitate. If you're between those two points, you won't be shipping to me.
05-21-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,166
Posted By Tusk

Links? I may be interested.

Links? I may be interested.
05-17-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,750
Posted By Tusk

Not complaining about length per day, complaining...

Not complaining about length per day, complaining about number of days and lack of real coverage.

As stated, there are 'disadvantages' that the women have when it comes to nature breaks which have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,509
Posted By Tusk

I have a couple of cheap white jerseys that I...

I have a couple of cheap white jerseys that I wear periodically. The most effective way to clean - a pot of hot water on the stove (near boiling). Takes care of most everything, especially the funk...
05-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,750
Posted By Tusk

And three days. Pathetic. It's like they don't...

And three days. Pathetic. It's like they don't think the women can handle it, yet they brag on it. The infrastructure is there, use it.

They did the same thing last year with the women's race...
05-16-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,750
Posted By Tusk

Sarcastic comment. NBC commentators spent a...

Sarcastic comment.

NBC commentators spent a good bit of time leading up to this bragging about the women's race. The race happens and we hear snippets from a female talking head about the race...
05-16-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,750
Posted By Tusk

I heard there was a women's race too.

I heard there was a women's race too.
05-16-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tusk

Silver State 508. One of our team bought a...

Silver State 508. One of our team bought a frozen burrito Friday night in Austin at a gas station because the gas station was the only thing open. Nuked it and ate it. He spent a good bit of the...
05-10-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,697
Posted By Tusk

Eat whole foods with no processed carbs. ...

Eat whole foods with no processed carbs. Vegetables as your main source of carbs with some whole fruit. Add a protein and some fat.

The results will amaze you.
05-10-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,264
Posted By Tusk

Any idiot can own a new bike. It takes a special...

Any idiot can own a new bike. It takes a special idiot to own an old one.

One special idiot to another - welcome to the fold.
05-06-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,845
Posted By Tusk

PayDay bars. Peanuts, Sugar, Fat and cheap. ...

PayDay bars. Peanuts, Sugar, Fat and cheap.

Did a century on nothing but.
05-06-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Tusk

Processed carbs drive my BP up. Especially...

Processed carbs drive my BP up. Especially donuts. And I have a weakness for donuts. It was really bad when someone brought some into the office the morning of a Doctor's appointment.

My...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By Tusk

Planks and push ups

learn to love planks. And push ups

I injured L4/5 in 2007? It took a good long while to get to where things were normal. Occasionally it flares up and sets me back about 6 weeks. All it takes to...
Forum: Foo
04-25-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,072
Posted By Tusk

You have a Boy's and Girl's Club nearby? They...

You have a Boy's and Girl's Club nearby? They may even pay for the supplies.
04-22-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By Tusk

I had the same problem. A small (1/2" diameter)...

I had the same problem. A small (1/2" diameter) rare earth magnet stuck to the pedal shaft did the trick.
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