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06-13-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,837
Posted By Chinghis

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped. Don't blame...

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped.

Don't blame us cyclists!!

(slight /s)
06-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,469
Posted By Chinghis

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for...

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for 30 years. Once I got confident on dirt with them, I would get nervous at the thought of not having myself attached to the bike. Early on, I did...
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in...

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in today, so that's good for 1500 feet of climbing and 20 miles or so. I like to think I have a good base. :)

I was going to try commuting in on it this...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,478
Posted By Chinghis

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in...

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in May - commuted in twice! June will be a good month as I try to get some miles in for the Glendora Mountain Road ride on July 4.
05-28-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By Chinghis

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil...

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil embargo.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 955
Posted By Chinghis

Wow, that's a fantastic story.

Wow, that's a fantastic story.
01-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Chinghis

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the...

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the little things about walking on a frozen lake are starting to come back. It's been a long time.

Honestly, these videos just make me want to go (ice)...
01-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Chinghis

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast. ...

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast.

My worry would be that I'd go fast enough not to notice that the ice was getting too thin. Six inches was my minimum when I was young and dumb and...
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By Chinghis

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of...

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of identity. I'm a ((insert style)-biker, and do it right, all those other folks are just doing it wrong. So I have to put them down to build myself up,...
10-08-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,356
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for reminding me of my pet peeve. I...

Thanks for reminding me of my pet peeve. I suspect it's still true, but I found it hilarious that the VW Jetta SportWagen has more cargo space than their small SUV, the Tiguan. Yet, the Tiguan will...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,874
Posted By Chinghis

Civilization, for me.

Civilization, for me.
09-01-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Chinghis

Dr. Missoum Moumene...

Dr. Missoum Moumene (https://www.linkedin.com/in/moumene1) now works in medical devices, after working for Schwinn for 3 years as a Product Engineer. (His name is at the bottom of the CAD drawing on...
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, or you could just come to drool, and not...

Oh, or you could just come to drool, and not really notice which forum you're in, like me. In Los Angeles, I bet you could get $350 for it.
08-02-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By Chinghis

See post #5. Just not grammatically easy to...

See post #5. Just not grammatically easy to follow.
07-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,670
Posted By Chinghis

Omigosh, I'm not a real C&V'er, I guess, as I've...

Omigosh, I'm not a real C&V'er, I guess, as I've never seen that Legnano badge before. Crap, I'd give you lots of money just for that. It's beautiful.

Sorry, no input on the original RD question,...
07-12-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks goodness for most of the responses here. I...

Thanks goodness for most of the responses here. I saw the thread title and thought, "Crap, something else I'm supposed to pay attention to?!" I mean, I take a look at it when the tire is off, but...
06-15-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,285
Posted By Chinghis

1993 StumpJumper. Rigid fork, 1.5" slicks. Used...

1993 StumpJumper. Rigid fork, 1.5" slicks. Used to be called a Mountain Bike, now it's a hybrid. I just ride it wherever I want - gravel, road, buffed single-track.
05-25-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,377
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know,...

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know, like "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

No tubeless for me - I do not flat that much. Kind of like disc brakes - I do not ride in muddy or wet...
05-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,031
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I've seen some of those Southern California...

Yeah, I've seen some of those Southern California MTB teams around. Mountain biking doesn't seem to have the bad rap that road cycling does. Probably the clothes. My son (16) will not wear cycling...
Forum: Foo
05-25-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Chinghis

Looks tasty. I need to get me a smoker.

Looks tasty. I need to get me a smoker.
05-25-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,031
Posted By Chinghis

Dang, I skipped ahead to comment, and now I see...

Dang, I skipped ahead to comment, and now I see it'd been said already ... But, yeah, culture.

And now that I'm thinking about it, most high schoolers that ride bikes, I think, as a lifestyle do...
05-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By Chinghis

Once you get it going, I think stopping would be...

Once you get it going, I think stopping would be the problem.



Did you have a picnic?! :)

I used to go ice-fishing for perch in Madison, long time ago, around there. Best days of my life....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,454
Posted By Chinghis

Maybe it was a case of "ride with what brung...

Maybe it was a case of "ride with what brung you."
05-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,076
Posted By Chinghis

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is...

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is the bike stand. Home made? I may have to stop by Home Depot tonight.
04-29-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,322
Posted By Chinghis

Well, I'm too busy laughing at Riveting, laying...

Well, I'm too busy laughing at Riveting, laying on the side of the road for 30 minutes, watching the muscles twitch.



It's a sympathetic laugh, really. Just a great image of the helplessness...
04-27-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,143
Posted By Chinghis

I know someone who will yell "Go home!" which...

I know someone who will yell "Go home!" which seems to work for some dogs. I find that soothing tones work better - "Good dog!"

Then a water bottle-spray in the face if they don't get the hint.
03-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Chinghis

I like the "safety stop," but ...

... I'm not sure I see how it reduces accidents.

I got an email from CalBike urging support for a California bill to make the "safety stop" legal:

So, if there's no traffic, how does this...
03-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By Chinghis

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to...

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to fish, might be able to kill two birds with one wheel. :)

I myself like the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area), if that's...
03-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,049
Posted By Chinghis

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as...

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as a Ritchey Breakaway bike. Guess I have some self-education to do, thanks.
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,263
Posted By Chinghis

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the...

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the knobbiest tires that you can find.
02-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chinghis

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of...

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of the Chiefs' coaches' jackets. I thought it said LIV, and that it was from last year's game.

Then I came to understand that again, I see things as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By Chinghis

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at...

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at least back in the day. I remember a Swiss fan I met at a NORBA race who tried desperately to help out Frischknecht with a water bottle and got waved...
01-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,996
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all...

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all my pieces on that and actually riding.

It's a five-year old article, so I assume these haven't taken over the cycling world yet.

Edit: Oh, man,...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,114
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
12-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,265
Posted By Chinghis

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up...

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up in the Trek picture. Seems a bit low rent for a company like Trek, although the aesthetic is kind of cute.
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,363
Posted By Chinghis

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a...

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a department store, perhaps? That would be my starting point. What's she riding now?
11-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,701
Posted By Chinghis

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new...

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new technology that's being used in this virus, at least on humans:
(NYTimes, 11/9/20...
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,901
Posted By Chinghis

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least...

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least this is one thread where no none else will have made the same comment already ...

I got a late start - did not learn to ride a bike until I was in...
10-07-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have...

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have ridden one bike exclusively since the last millennium - a 90s MTB with bar ends. Picked up a new old bike - an even older MTB. Basically the same bike,...
10-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,753
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we...

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we can't overcome those impulses and be better than him. We have to be.


Can't believe I'm stepping into this part of the thread ... But, yeah,...
10-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,753
Posted By Chinghis

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is...

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is that he has driven us to this point - wishing bad things to happen to people. He has hardened and made cruel the level of discourse in this country, and...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,225
Posted By Chinghis

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger...

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan in the early 1980s, I guess after watching Conan the Barbarian. So I dragged my (good-humored) girlfriend to The Terminator on the day it came out....
09-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,279,391
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks. I've joined your club! An old...

Hey, folks. I've joined your club!

An old co-worker friend of mine dropped me a line this week, and mentioned that he still had the bike he has been wanting to give me for a while. So we got...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,739
Posted By Chinghis

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and...

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and sort of focus on average speed. I tend to average about 12 mph. But I qualify that by pointing out that I ride an old MTB with slicks and 25 pounds...
09-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By Chinghis

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike...

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike heavily over the past two decades, that's almost exactly how much I bought my StumpJumper for ... from Helen's.

Other than that, my best guess is...
08-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for...

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for 26" wheels!

Hah, what I forgot to mention is that the bottom bracket on the StumpJumper is stuck and most likely will never come out. I took it in...
08-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 374,094
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger...

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger was in that. Will have to look for him.

Edit: Mind BLOWN! He was also in The Empire Strikes Back: Rebel Force Major Derlin! Holy cow.



Hah,...
Replies: 10
Views: 3,442
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was...

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was a Rockhopper, not a Hard Rock. It's also not in my list of bikes, for shame.

But, yeah, I love my Specialized. Wish they still made a nice steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 32,044
Posted By Chinghis

I think I've figured it out! It's because people...

I think I've figured it out! It's because people who wear Rapha stuff are obviously noobs who just bought their stuff and started riding. Heck, Rapha riders' bikes are never more than a year or two...
07-13-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 374,094
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved...

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved it, but I need to look it up again and make my kids watch it.

Talk about your pre-code movies ... Have you watched "Freaks" (Tod Browning, 1932 -...
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