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07-30-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,213
Posted By big john

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I...

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I started riding bicycles to get in better shape for the mc. I think it had about 33,000 watts....
07-29-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,051
Posted By big john

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on...

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on his skates but did not mix well with a group of cyclists with varying abilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

And you'd have to avoid the locksmith shop.

And you'd have to avoid the locksmith shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,539
Posted By big john

Same here, but sometimes they buy me snacks.:love:

Same here, but sometimes they buy me snacks.:love:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By big john

Some of the manufacturers have locators on their...

Some of the manufacturers have locators on their web page. Might help you find something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By big john

Yeah, 58 inch is going to be hard to find.

Yeah, 58 inch is going to be hard to find.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Went out for 3 hours this morning, got scared by...

Went out for 3 hours this morning, got scared by some drivers. Some days are like that, like they had a meeting last night with all the drivers deciding to drive crazy.
Anyway, got home ok and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:FilePath/Star...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:FilePath/Star_Trek_costume_-_Romulan.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Lots of races have a neutral start section. Gets...

Lots of races have a neutral start section. Gets them going and warmed up, probably helps with the jitters. Someone who actually races could probably enlighten you better than I.
07-23-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,188
Posted By big john

Same here, and when mountain biking, mileage...

Same here, and when mountain biking, mileage means very little. Time and intensity are the metrics that matter.
07-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 259,844
Posted By big john

Almost a billion views here. Metallica: Nothing...

Almost a billion views here.
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters (Official Music Video) - YouTube
07-22-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,290
Posted By big john

According to a statement from San Ramon police...

According to a statement from San Ramon police Lt. Tami Williams, officers responded to the area of Dougherty and North Monarch roads around 2:50 p.m. Saturday. The unidentified driver swerved into...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

THE ANIMALS - DON´T BRING ME DOWN - YouTube

THE ANIMALS - DON´T BRING ME DOWN - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I didn't feel like climbing today so I went to...

I didn't feel like climbing today so I went to the bike path in the next valley to do some flat spinning. I found one of my friends riding there so we rode around for 3 hours and he bought me a...
07-21-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,133
Posted By big john

One day we went to Sabrina and South Lake and...

One day we went to Sabrina and South Lake and stopped at North Lake on the way back down. It was an epic day. It was a dry year and all the stores and cafes were happy to see us.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Rigmarole was my middle name on the job.

Rigmarole was my middle name on the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,395
Posted By big john

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of...

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of descending and I am a heavier rider. I can't think of many times I have locked the rear wheel, it almost never happens.
While it's true the front provides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By big john

How about the blood curdling "car back" for EVERY...

How about the blood curdling "car back" for EVERY car that comes by? There are times when it's appropriate, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

So if I buy enough cars I will never have to do...

So if I buy enough cars I will never have to do another oil change?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By big john

I've done that, just yell out because there is no...

I've done that, just yell out because there is no time to point.
It also sucks when a rider ahead hits a rock and it is rolling around when I get there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By big john

For the next one we should include frame material...

For the next one we should include frame material and tube/tubeless for a trifecta of BF dead horses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By big john

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts...

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts lighter, but smaller is a problem. Vented rotors? Maybe,, but not smaller. You can't change heat and getting rid of heat is an issue when things get...
07-18-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,188
Posted By big john

Retirement is the greatest thing ever invented...

Retirement is the greatest thing ever invented and it has helped my cycling and mental health. Just keep having fun and you will look forward to riding. I was also quite shocked at how hard it is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

My friend just posted a pic she took today of...

My friend just posted a pic she took today of this scene in front of a farmhouse we rode by today. She said since there is no white jersey the red is for the best rider over 55....
07-17-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By big john

I hate road riding in the rain. Lucky for me it...

I hate road riding in the rain. Lucky for me it doesn't rain here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

There was one 3 mile climb carved into this...

There was one 3 mile climb carved into this hill....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in...

I drove 30 minutes to meet up with 14 riders in the avocado growing area north of here. There was a short loop but 10 of us opted for the longer 68 mile ride. It wasn't too hot and I had a great...
07-17-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,213
Posted By big john

That thing would be great in a cross wind. Geez,...

That thing would be great in a cross wind. Geez, at that point just get a motorcycle. Or even use (gasp) human power.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By big john

Sacrilege on the weight weenie forum.

Sacrilege on the weight weenie forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

The neighborhood peacock is dropping his tail...

The neighborhood peacock is dropping his tail feathers because mating season is over. Best thing about it is he is now quiet and doesn't scream his head off....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I thought about it. Nah.

I thought about it. Nah.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Especially with a magnet that attracts brass keys.

Especially with a magnet that attracts brass keys.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

And it's easy to ware!

And it's easy to ware!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight (Official...

Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight (Official Video - Live from Capitol Studio A) - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I did my standard Wednesday loop from home, 27ish...

I did my standard Wednesday loop from home, 27ish miles with 2500 feet of gain and a 9 mile dirt descent. It was so nice at the top I didn't want to come back down.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By big john

I think they could make a road dropper that was...

I think they could make a road dropper that was only 150 grams heavier than a standard post, maybe less.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,947
Posted By big john

Retirement is the greatest thing ever!

Retirement is the greatest thing ever!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

The toughest to quit is nicotine, at least for...

The toughest to quit is nicotine, at least for me. I have an addictive personality, or so they tell me. Total alcoholic, black out every night, etc. Quitting alcohol was tough, I was very irritable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By big john

Wireless droppers are available. ...

Wireless droppers are available.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,947
Posted By big john

I have found if I deny myself a nap and get up...

I have found if I deny myself a nap and get up and do things my energy returns to normal, too. Some days, though, that nap still happens later.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I'm a chocoholic, especially the dark. I can't...

I'm a chocoholic, especially the dark. I can't remember ever trying a variety of melon that I didn't like. I don't like grapefruit or snails and I don't think I ever had horsemeat. I like almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

lol. No, but I worked at a dealer where we...

lol. No, but I worked at a dealer where we serviced them. The Alliance and the Encore weren't too bad once I got the hang of them. The Fuego and the Le Car were from hell, however.
I was teaching...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

Is that what you call it? I thought it was...

Is that what you call it? I thought it was nihilism.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,947
Posted By big john

This seems like the best idea, build gradually....

This seems like the best idea, build gradually. I'm 67 and 200 pounds and I get pretty tired after a hard ride and I love my naps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I don't understand picky eaters.

I don't understand picky eaters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By big john

Mountain bikes now are so much more stable than...

Mountain bikes now are so much more stable than the things we used to ride in the 80s and 90s. MTB geometry has advanced, suspension has improved dramatically, and wheels are bigger along with much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By big john

I wasn't excited about droppers until I got a...

I wasn't excited about droppers until I got a mountain bike that came with one. Now, I wouldn't want to mtb without one.

I could see how it might help on a road bike on super twisty roads or steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,724
Posted By big john

That's true but I still think there are fewer...

That's true but I still think there are fewer knuckleheads on the harder rides, especially the rides which aren't heavily advertised. That said, a friend was doing the Eastern Sierra double one year...
07-11-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,213
Posted By big john

Who is a $12.5K bicycle for? Maybe a 75 year old...

Who is a $12.5K bicycle for? Maybe a 75 year old with a fat pension. Most people I know don't spend that much on a bike, e or otherwise.

You (or anyone) can ride an e-bike all you want, it's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 32,819
Posted By big john

I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it....

I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached...
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