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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 06:59 PM
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Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Careful. ...

Careful.
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08-12-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,883
Posted By big john

There have been so many. Just this Tuesday 5 of...

There have been so many. Just this Tuesday 5 of us were riding on a 2 lane road miles from any town or commercial buildings. The kind of road where you might not see a car for several minutes. Ahead...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Probably better than my SS check.:p

Probably better than my SS check.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Should be fine. I was considering Bouquet Canyon...

Should be fine. I was considering Bouquet Canyon with the Santa Clarita club. Sounds hot but NOAA says 93 at noon when it should finish and its 25 miles of downhill at the end.
Instead, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

100 or higher here for the foreseeable future....

100 or higher here for the foreseeable future. Friends are talking about driving to the next valley tomorrow where it will be a little less hot and we won't have to climb back into our valley at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

This week Yahoo had a story on best places to...

This week Yahoo had a story on best places to retire and Sioux Falls was rated very high.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

When we moved out here from Cleveland my mother...

When we moved out here from Cleveland my mother thought those big "bumps" sticking out of the ground were weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Where is the good mountain biking?

Where is the good mountain biking?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

I'm sure. I'm talking about the old burbs where I...

I'm sure. I'm talking about the old burbs where I live. Down by the coast or Hollywood Hills or Bel Air, etc. would be more like your area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

61771, IL Real Estate & Homes for Sale |...

61771, IL Real Estate & Homes for Sale | realtor.com® (https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-E-Smyth-St_Secor_IL_61771_M70452-46699?ex=2944885065)

If that was here you could add a...
08-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By big john

For over 30 years I used 700x23 tires. Couple...

For over 30 years I used 700x23 tires. Couple years ago I switched to 700x25. Not befuddled.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

I don't mind stopping but we sometimes go where...

I don't mind stopping but we sometimes go where there is nothing. In the local mountains the one cafe burned down in the Station fire and the other one closed when covid happened. There are a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

You could carry some powder, like Heed or...

You could carry some powder, like Heed or Perpeteum just in case. Throw that in your bottle when you feel low and it will pick you up. I've also had success with Cytomax and even Gatorade powder.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Lady I used to ride with in the mountains would...

Lady I used to ride with in the mountains would bring those little pretzel squares stuffed with peanut butter. After a few hours of climbing they were divine. Sometimes she brought dried apricots. I...
08-12-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Even the dork disc is nasty.

Even the dork disc is nasty.
08-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,228
Posted By big john

I still see 26ers when I go mountain biking but...

I still see 26ers when I go mountain biking but lots of 27.5 and 29ers, too. What surprises me is when I see people on gravel bikes going fast in places which were only populated by mountain bikes....
08-11-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,771
Posted By big john

I don't know a lot about All City bikes but the...

I don't know a lot about All City bikes but the Gorilla Monsoon looks like a good deal and I loved the burgundy/black color. It'll have to wait.:(

Use whatever pedals you want. Stiff soles are...
08-11-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 870
Posted By big john

Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

I mentioned before how that guy let me car sit...

I mentioned before how that guy let me car sit his 356 Porsche years ago. I remembered a friend let me keep his 66 Corvette for a couple weeks. It was a 427 4 speed car and I had no business driving...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Having had some really bad experiences with...

Having had some really bad experiences with various dentists for the last 50+ years, I am afraid to go to anyone new. Part of the anxiety I am having is because I have to see 2 specialists I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

When I was working and had insurance that he did...

When I was working and had insurance that he did accept, usually only about half of his charges were covered. The insurance has a schedule of fees which they pay and the dentist charges whatever he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

My dentist ride a Trek. I've never ridden with...

My dentist ride a Trek. I've never ridden with him but he has done one of the charity centuries I did. I think I paid for his last Lexus.

The oral surgery was the only time I ever had general in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

The internet says we had 12 inches last season. I...

The internet says we had 12 inches last season. I don't remember ever cancelling a ride or getting rained on. Only 6 inches the year before.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

I'm wondering how much my insurance will cover...

I'm wondering how much my insurance will cover for the oral surgeon. In 1996 or 7 I had a similar tooth done by an oral surgeon and they put me under general anesthesia.
My dentist doesn't do root...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

He could move out here. It never rains. Like...

He could move out here. It never rains. Like never.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Saw my dentist this week. He doesn't take my...

Saw my dentist this week. He doesn't take my insurance since I retired but I haven't needed anything major until now. Now I need to find an oral surgeon for an extraction and an endontist for a root...
08-11-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

I only did that ride once and I suffered...

I only did that ride once and I suffered miserably on the last part of that climb. I was fine until the last stop I think it was Angeles Oaks?, then the last 15 miles it felt like my stomach was...
08-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I...

They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I guess he retired.
08-10-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

You got it! ...

You got it!
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08-10-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

In the snow.

In the snow.
08-10-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

I think you meant 53/39

I think you meant 53/39
08-10-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

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08-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,126
Posted By big john

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf...

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf fork and both are very happy with them.

Remember the Cannondale Silk Road? It had a Headshock, I think 20mm, and a suspension seatpost.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Good luck with the decisions you have to make. I...

Good luck with the decisions you have to make. I made the decision at the last minute before I turned 65. My anxiety was through the roof and I would have stayed on if they had been willing to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Same. Sorry you had the fall.

Same. Sorry you had the fall.
08-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,126
Posted By big john

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with...

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with suspension of some kind if you feel you need it. A loaded touring bike is heavy already and the addition of a few pounds for suspension shouldn't be...
08-10-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

There is a canyon here which is 12 miles with a...

There is a canyon here which is 12 miles with a descent in the middle. The second part of the climbing is steeper than the first. I climbed it with a woman I have ridden with a lot. On the first...
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

When I bought this bike 10 years ago it had a...

When I bought this bike 10 years ago it had a standard crank with 52/39 and a 25 out back. I rode it like that for a while and it was fine for rolling hills and small climbs. Even did some club rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Again with the 1 letter difference on multiple...

Again with the 1 letter difference on multiple words.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

Meaning what, you're overtraining?

Meaning what, you're overtraining?
08-10-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,428
Posted By big john

Around 1987 I had a 42-28 low gear which I used...

Around 1987 I had a 42-28 low gear which I used on various bikes for some time. Standard double cranks came with 52/42 rings but I could take the 7 speed cassettes apart and put a 28 in there. I did...
08-09-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 553
Posted By big john

The ones I had were from Asics. I used them to go...

The ones I had were from Asics. I used them to go across the US in 1990. They were lace-up, had a smooth sole, and extra material where the toe strap contacted the foot. They also had a very narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 42,402
Posted By big john

5 of us started early today to try and get done...

5 of us started early today to try and get done before it got too hot. One of our usual Tuesday routes, 22 miles out to a little store, then back into a headwind. A friend who is too fast for us came...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By big john

I haven't seen you in years but I remember when...

I haven't seen you in years but I remember when we used to do Bike Forum rides.
08-09-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

We had a small "lawn" area in front which is now...

We had a small "lawn" area in front which is now baked dirt. There is a 40x40 area out back which is covered by a carpet of pine needles. In "spring" I have to cut the weeds out there because the...
08-09-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

Not to mention compensating for that Napoleonic...

Not to mention compensating for that Napoleonic complex.
08-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

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08-09-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,944
Posted By big john

Really? I have not seen that. Just tell them to...

Really? I have not seen that. Just tell them to piss off. Or just let your legs do the talking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By big john

Yeah, I looked for a date but once I saw there...

Yeah, I looked for a date but once I saw there was contact info my work was done. I tried.
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