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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By big john

A fast food store, maybe Der Wienerschnitzel, was...

A fast food store, maybe Der Wienerschnitzel, was giving away little plastic hot dogs. A customer brought a car in complaining of a buzzing noise at highway speed. The tech discovered the hot dog on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:56 AM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

The path I go to north of here is fine for riding...

The path I go to north of here is fine for riding most of the time. I usually go there on weekdays, it can get hectic on weekends. You can go as hard as you like on a lot of it. I've posted pics...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:30 AM
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Posted By big john

Beach path and it's not crowded in this shot. ...

Beach path and it's not crowded in this shot.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:20 AM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:18 PM
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Posted By big john

I rode on the path today but the one I ride is...

I rode on the path today but the one I ride is pretty good most of the time. I did have a couple times where I had to avoid mayhem. I encountered a friend who was on her way home from a hammerfest...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:51 PM
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Posted By big john

There used to be a tv program about a well known...

There used to be a tv program about a well known medical examiner called Dr G. Some of the cases stuck with me. One was a nurse about 34 years old when she passed. The Dr discovered necrotic tissue...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:39 PM
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Posted By big john

We have Red Racers here. They haul ass. ...

We have Red Racers here. They haul ass.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:22 PM
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Posted By big john

Don't forget drug addict.

Don't forget drug addict.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 01:44 PM
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Posted By big john

In Oklahoma, not Arizona, what does it matter?

In Oklahoma, not Arizona, what does it matter?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 01:43 PM
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Posted By big john

Is that a Cicada?

Is that a Cicada?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 08:39 AM
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Posted By big john

We started in Florence. We stayed in Sisters the...

We started in Florence. We stayed in Sisters the second night, (I think). We did not camp but stayed in motels or people's homes. I have route notes around here somewhere.
My sister lived in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:25 AM
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Posted By big john

Too bad it's such a long drive. I miss the group...

Too bad it's such a long drive. I miss the group mtb rides.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:31 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Can I go?

Can I go?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:37 PM
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Posted By big john

I have. West to east in 1990 and around there...

I have. West to east in 1990 and around there someplace in 1992. Loved riding in those mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 06:27 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Actually 2 of the riders today were on e-bikes....

Actually 2 of the riders today were on e-bikes. Turbo Creo road bikes. He has A-fib and doc told him not to elevate his heart rate so he got the e. His wife got one because he got one, even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Yes, I just turned 68. I know a couple guys who...

Yes, I just turned 68. I know a couple guys who are 70 and they still are fast enough to stay with some of the fast guys. One of them has the body of a 35 year old and the other is a small climber...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:03 AM
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Posted By big john

I identify with this post. Especially the last...

I identify with this post. Especially the last line.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

I tried to convince her the Blazer was as easy to...

I tried to convince her the Blazer was as easy to drive as any stick shift ever, but no way.

When I was working I was surprised at how many young people could not drive a stick. When the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:50 AM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

I wanted to teach Mrs John to drive the Blazer...

I wanted to teach Mrs John to drive the Blazer when I had it but she wouldn't even consider it. Something about a previous boyfriend yelling at her while trying to teach her to drive stick.

In...
05-16-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By big john

That's the nicest hybrid bike I've ever seen. Or...

That's the nicest hybrid bike I've ever seen. Or is it a flat bar road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

We were riding in the mountains and there were...

We were riding in the mountains and there were pit toilets at a trailhead parking area. One of the ladies went to use the facility and forgot she had her Blackberry in the waistband of her shorts, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Around here there are dozens of carts at the...

Around here there are dozens of carts at the homeless encampments. Sometimes they tie them together to make a train. Carts are everywhere as people steal them from stores even to just take their...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

I think the Fit has a lot more headroom than a...

I think the Fit has a lot more headroom than a Miata. I've driven a few Miatas and I didn't think they were as cramped as some other cars. The Saturn Sky comes to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

The same could be said for singletrack as I said...

The same could be said for singletrack as I said for dirt in general. There are gentle trails and there are steep, rocky trails. Cyclocross is generally a low speed event.

Obviously I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:04 PM
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Posted By big john

A group of us rode by a little league field one...

A group of us rode by a little league field one day during a practice. A kid, maybe 12, ran to the fence to yell out "You're crazy to ride on the street". Indoctrinated by adults, no doubt.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Most folks think road cycling is an extreme...

Most folks think road cycling is an extreme sport. Tell non cyclists what you do and they will react with shock and tell you how crazy you are.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:47 AM
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Posted By big john

I was referring to the fact that when some of us...

I was referring to the fact that when some of us participate in an event which tests us, our endurance, our resilience, even our ability to finish, it becomes addictive, in a way. We swear we will...
05-16-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,892
Posted By big john

Wow! What's the current hour record?

Wow! What's the current hour record?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:23 AM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

A Miata can be a fine daily driver. It's not a...

A Miata can be a fine daily driver. It's not a supercar that needs to be flogged to keep it from getting carboned up. If you want a 2 seater sports car it's more practical than an old British or...
05-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,892
Posted By big john

Awesome. Does your wife do the TTs, as well? ...

Awesome. Does your wife do the TTs, as well?

And happy birthday!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Some of us read what he wrote and we understand...

Some of us read what he wrote and we understand exactly what he felt. If you don't get it we probably can't explain it to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Sorry to read this. Hoping the knee is ok. And...

Sorry to read this. Hoping the knee is ok. And the other parts, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 04:34 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Ah, yes, Governor Moonbeam.

Ah, yes, Governor Moonbeam.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 02:32 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

We used to do a ride up to the Reagan Library,...

We used to do a ride up to the Reagan Library, it's about 30 miles from home. I never got on Air Force One, though. It's up there along with some other cool stuff.

The last time I saw my best man...
05-15-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By big john

I did a similar route 3 times with the Adobo club...

I did a similar route 3 times with the Adobo club but they always did it in winter. Like you, I never SAG, just suffer through. The last time I did it with the Adobos the SAG driver rolled up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Got on the scale and I'm still 4 pounds lighter...

Got on the scale and I'm still 4 pounds lighter than I was this morning despite having lunch and fluids. Think I'll have some water.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

If the cable just came out of the guide you might...

If the cable just came out of the guide you might be able to get enough slack by putting it in the big ring, then shifting to the small without turning the crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

It's a dick move. If you're doing a club ride or...

It's a dick move. If you're doing a club ride or a "friendly" group ride there is no reason to be leaving people behind. If it's understood to be a "drop" ride at the start then you expect it. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Quite a bit warmer here than it was last week,...

Quite a bit warmer here than it was last week, about 95 at the end of our ride. 95 is normally not a problem but since we were not acclimated there was a bit of sniveling.
We start with a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

I'm not a Boston fan but the man played an...

I'm not a Boston fan but the man played an incredible game last night. Under a lot of pressure, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

4 is my middle name. Wordle 329 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 ...

4 is my middle name.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:16 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Jayson Tatum, dayum.

Jayson Tatum, dayum.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:37 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

4 times worse.

4 times worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 12:52 PM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

You can't say ****s? Diagonal cutters? OK you can...

You can't say ****s? Diagonal cutters? OK you can spell it with an "i". dikes
05-13-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By big john

I've been living in this rental for 6 years now...

I've been living in this rental for 6 years now and in the last couple years I have been doing a solo ride on Wednesdays which takes me past my old middle school. In 1967 I was riding my 3 speed home...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

You're so predictable.

You're so predictable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

I used an Avocet on my long tour, one of the...

I used an Avocet on my long tour, one of the Lycra covered ones. After I couldn't find them I went through a bunch of saddles, broke some, got tired of some, and then found a Selle Italia that seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Dumb word. Wordle 328 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨 ...

Dumb word.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:32 AM
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Views: 69,759
Posted By big john

Is that an Avocet saddle? I wore out a few of...

Is that an Avocet saddle? I wore out a few of them back in the 90s. I was upset when they stopped making them.
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