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09-20-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

When I was a kid in the early 1970s my dad used...

When I was a kid in the early 1970s my dad used to take me out to the movies on weekends a lot* and I remember one weekend where he found a double-feature of "Battle Of Britain" and "Tora! Tora!...
Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Bob Ross

First off, I switched from white sugar to maple...

First off, I switched from white sugar to maple syrup in my coffee 3 or 4 years ago. I can't tell the difference, and my doctor insists it's for the better.

Secondly, I hated Norm McDonald when he...
Forum: Foo
09-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9,954
Views: 2,084,424
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDkeJZUjt_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDkeJZUjt_w
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bob Ross

I switched to GP5000 when the GP4000s was first...

I switched to GP5000 when the GP4000s was first discontinued -- and by "switched" I mean I bought a whole mess of them -- but I have yet to actually use any because I'm still getting so much life out...
09-16-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The Ox-Bow Incident...

The Ox-Bow Incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ox-Bow_Incident) - 1943 Western starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, and Harry Morgan. I must confess, I have mixed feelings about the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife uses a Topeak Aero Wedge Pack...

My wife uses a Topeak Aero Wedge Pack (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/37-Saddle-Bags/129-AERO-WEDGE-PACK) which has a conspicuously narrow nose.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Ross

I have to wonder what size hands you have, or...

I have to wonder what size hands you have, or what size bar you're running -- possibly one with a "short & shallow" drop? -- to be able to make that claim about shifting from the drops. On my...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,011
Posted By Bob Ross

Real bricks as used in construction of buildings.

Real bricks as used in construction of buildings.
09-13-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^Fair point. Plus I recognize that CF layup...

^^^Fair point. Plus I recognize that CF layup technology has advanced significantly since 1977. But I would think surviving the occasional impact with space dust and/or micro-meteors @ 35,000mph...
09-13-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

"Dallas Buyers Club" - Compelling narrative,...

"Dallas Buyers Club" - Compelling narrative, engaging performances by Matthew McConnaughey and Jared Leto, but -- despite being based on a true story -- there were a few too many moments that simply...
09-13-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bob Ross

My favorite non-cycling related use of carbon...

My favorite non-cycling related use of carbon fiber to cite whenever these discussions come up is the telemetry antenna mast(s) on the Voyager spacecraft. As of last week these things were over 14...
09-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Bob Ross

fwiw my wife's two custom bikes with Di2 came...

fwiw my wife's two custom bikes with Di2 came with a ~1.5" section of spiral cable wrap to afix the brake cable to the shifter wire. (E.g., something like this...
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,011
Posted By Bob Ross

The summer between my junior and senior years of...

The summer between my junior and senior years of high school my hobby was collecting bricks.

Couldn't get much cheaper...
09-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Bob Ross

It does? ruh-roh... I've always used either...

It does? ruh-roh...

I've always used either odorless mineral spirits, or WD-40, to clean any caked-on Finish Line Extreme Fluoro off my coupler threads. Seems to work fine. :::shrugs:::
09-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh, absolutely: Cannondale isn't giving me a new...

Oh, absolutely: Cannondale isn't giving me a new frame, they're selling me one at some sort of pro-rated price that's ostensibly cheaper than if I just tried to buy a new frame outright. They're...
09-08-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Bob Ross

Read the post one before yours :)

Read the post one before yours :)
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bob Ross

In high school (mid-to-late 1970s for me) it was...

In high school (mid-to-late 1970s for me) it was Genesee Cream Ale. I forget how little we paid for a six-pack, but it was much less than the $2.10 for a six-pack of Miller High Life that I graduated...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 142,214
Posted By Bob Ross

A day late, but what the hell... ...

A day late, but what the hell...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSlkEwYHMm4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcQvyRDRJ2k
09-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Bob Ross

Update for anyone following along w/ this saga: ...

Update for anyone following along w/ this saga:

Amazingly, after bringing my bike to the local Cannondale dealer and listening to his sob story about how crappy parts availability has been...
09-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 80,751
Posted By Bob Ross

We just watched the original six-episode...

We just watched the original six-episode mini-series Roots based on Alex Haley's novel. First time for me since it came out in the late-1970s, first time for my wife ever!
Two things about it...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bob Ross

Ballantine was upscale compared to the swill I...

Ballantine was upscale compared to the swill I drank when I drank swill:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x359/s_l400_a5c20134c039de28f545bde9e3bb78e663f203f6.jpg



...
09-06-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bob Ross

I can relate to that...somewhat: My wife, who had...

I can relate to that...somewhat: My wife, who had been my cycling buddy for (at the time) 13 or 14 years, had a catastrophic crash in which she shattered her C2 vertabrae, and wound up off the bike...
09-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bob Ross

Note to self: You need some better friends. ...

Note to self: You need some better friends.



:)

But in all seriousness: I don't understand how someone who is already a recreational cyclist -- at any age, any demographic, any income level...
Forum: Foo
09-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bob Ross

Inexplicably, Yeungling Lager has received the...

Inexplicably, Yeungling Lager has received the Brooklyn Hipster Seal Of Approval in these parts. I don't get it. I mean, it's not bad, it's certainly drinkable... But sure seems an odd choice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Ross

Rather than asking a bunch of strangers on an...

Rather than asking a bunch of strangers on an internet forum What's A Good Eyeglass Frame? ask your optician or optometrist What Eyeglass Frame(s) Will Accomodate My Prescription?
Reduces potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

I think you and I are actually in agreement: ...

I think you and I are actually in agreement:

The "problem" with half-wheeling is not that "a half wheeler gradually increases the speed of the group" as another contributor to this thread tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

Incorrect ...again.

Incorrect

...again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

For some of us, it is. Hence this dialog [sic].

For some of us, it is. Hence this dialog [sic].
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9,954
Views: 2,084,424
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhnj0hOXPw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhnj0hOXPw0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm not sure the folks who have quoted my comment...

I'm not sure the folks who have quoted my comment understand what Solving A Problem means. Sure, if you re-define the problem as "Mr. (thing) Head is in the group, how do we get him out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Bob Ross

ironically, if I still had my Motorola StarTac...

ironically, if I still had my Motorola StarTac flip-phone it would fit in any of the zippered pockets of the several jersies I own that have one.
But with a touchscreen smartphone those pockets are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

And if that's the problem, you are correct. ...

And if that's the problem, you are correct.

Now, what if the problem is you're trying to teach Mr. Dooshy Half-Wheeler how not to ride off the front? Allowing him to continue riding off the front...
08-30-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

I just posted this over on another forum I...

I just posted this over on another forum I frequent:

The missus and I sat through Magellan (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/magellan_2017) last night, Rob York's 2017 sci-fi outer space movie...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

That depends on how one defines the...

That depends on how one defines the "problem"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,473
Posted By Bob Ross

No they won't, apparently.

No they won't, apparently.
08-27-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I just saw Cloud Atlas...

The missus and I just saw Cloud Atlas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_(film)) for the first time. I was fully expecting not to like it...or not to understand it...based on reviews I'd read...
08-27-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, I really enjoyed that movie, particularly...

Yeah, I really enjoyed that movie, particularly because it handled the whole sci-fi cliché of Aliens From Outer Space With Advanced Technology/Consciousness Arrive On Earth in a way that was most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 872
Posted By Bob Ross

Just fyi, those SIDI shoes don't use a genuine...

Just fyi, those SIDI shoes don't use a genuine BOA closure, it's their own version of it...which ime is dramatically inferior to the genuine thing. A real BOA is very easy to loosen and tighten...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 872
Posted By Bob Ross

I haven't priced their current offerings, but...

I haven't priced their current offerings, but many years ago I got a pair of Specialized/S-Works mtn shoes with BOA closures and they remain the most comfortable cycling shoes I ever wore.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bob Ross

Has Shimano stopped offering the external wire...

Has Shimano stopped offering the external wire kit that came with the original Di2?
I mean, yeah, it was butt-ugly...but you could install them on any bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bob Ross

I had a custom Carl Strong road bike built for me...

I had a custom Carl Strong road bike built for me in 2010 with Ultegra 6700 10-speed mechanical components. In 2018 I had that bike updated with SRAM eTap (Red shifters and derailleurs, Force cranks,...
08-22-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The thing is, all of those guys have demonstrated...

The thing is, all of those guys have demonstrated -- at least once -- that they're capable of playing outside of that typecast. And so you have to wonder how much of the trend is due to screenwriters...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,737
Posted By Bob Ross

Fair point, but I was referring to his comments...

Fair point, but I was referring to his comments about group riding as much as his comments about climbing.
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,737
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm gonna flag that last post ^^^ so that any...

I'm gonna flag that last post ^^^ so that any time I feel that perverse desire to get a 'bent -- which admittedly creeps up every few years -- I can re-read downtube42's astute litany and remind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! If only... Pretty sure OP's video was...

LOL! If only...

Pretty sure OP's video was shot in the early morning hours long before the bike taxis, horse-drawn carriages, and tourists come out in droves...which they still do, pandemic be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bob Ross

I've been using a Topeak Road Morph G on all my...

I've been using a Topeak Road Morph G on all my bikes for over a decade, and I find I can quickly and reliably get to over 90psi with ~100 strokes.
08-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I watched two -- well,...

The missus and I watched two -- well, two-and-one-eighth -- movies over the weekend:

The Old Guard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Guard_(2020_film)) - Charlize Theron stars as an immortal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Bob Ross

Yep, ^^^that's the rule of thumb I've been using...

Yep, ^^^that's the rule of thumb I've been using for years.

fwiw when I first started serious [sic] road cycling >15 years ago I was pumping 23s up to 115 or sometimes even 120psi (!) I quickly...
Forum: Foo
08-13-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 179,049
Posted By Bob Ross

Back on topic...from 1982: ...

Back on topic...from 1982:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcKN0XbCbU
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