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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 01:19 PM
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Posted By big john

I'll find out what he wants for them next time we...

I'll find out what he wants for them next time we ride. He won't try to make money on them, he's pretty generous.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I just checked PBK and it's $80 for a pair of 650...

I just checked PBK and it's $80 for a pair of 650 tires, the 700s are $98.99.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

Friend stocked up on GP5000 tires and doesn't...

Friend stocked up on GP5000 tires and doesn't want to use them because they are so difficult to get on and off of his Dura Ace rims. Says he'll sell them to me cheap. With the recent problems I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I worked with a guy who brought home made salsa...

I worked with a guy who brought home made salsa every day and he always had enough to share. He experimented with different chilis and other ingredients and he was really good at it. He was not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

When we went to lunch yesterday it took a long...

When we went to lunch yesterday it took a long time for the food to come out and by the time it did I was beyond hungry. My friend gave me the pickles from his spicy chicken sandwich and the super...
05-24-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By big john

If it's just a little cosmetic stuff why worry?...

If it's just a little cosmetic stuff why worry? If you really want to have it restored, that's up to you. Friends have done it because they wanted to, not because it made financial sense.
One friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I had a nice ride with 3 friends and afterward we...

I had a nice ride with 3 friends and afterward we had birthday lunch for one of the guys. I got my lunch paid for, too, lucky me.
05-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By big john

Nice report Vic. Glad you had a good ride.

Nice report Vic. Glad you had a good ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

Cool thread. I bought a Schwinn Tempo new in...

Cool thread. I bought a Schwinn Tempo new in 1987. It had a 7 speed 105 group with Biopace. It was about $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

My cousin worked for a guy who had one when I had...

My cousin worked for a guy who had one when I had my shop and he left it with me for weeks and said I could drive it all I wanted. I took it through some of the local canyons with the top down at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I've driven these, so it's a bit relatable. ...

I've driven these, so it's a bit relatable.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

What Schwinn is that?

What Schwinn is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I...

If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I don't know what I'd get. I don't even think about getting a new car anymore, except for the idea of a beater I could tinker with.
That Cayman is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By big john

I'm not trying to talk you out of it, nor am I...

I'm not trying to talk you out of it, nor am I knocking the bike. The frame is not light and your Roubaix frame should be around a pound lighter. This doesn't mean the whole bike isn't lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By big john

The frame is over 4 pounds. Many modern cf frames...

The frame is over 4 pounds. Many modern cf frames are under 2 pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I got up at 6ish and discovered club #2 had...

I got up at 6ish and discovered club #2 had posted a last minute ride. This was an alternative to their remote mountain ride and was billed as a no drop deal. They're always a fun mix of riders so of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I know some 911s are subject to high mileage but...

I know some 911s are subject to high mileage but in general a Porsche is going to live a very different life than a VW.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

When I drove tow truck we had some VW shops as...

When I drove tow truck we had some VW shops as accounts. Some days I towed 10 VWs.
I rebuilt VW engines in my garage for a time. A lot of my friends owned the things.
I also owned 2 Bugs, a 1956...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

It was nice here today, cloudy and in the 60s...

It was nice here today, cloudy and in the 60s with a little sun at times. I went with a club ride of about 15 riders. Got to see some friends I haven't seen much of lately and got dropped when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

How far from the beach do you live? What beach...

How far from the beach do you live? What beach is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

I cut the weeds in the north 40 yesterday then it...

I cut the weeds in the north 40 yesterday then it drizzled last night and probably again tonight so the stupid things can grow back. Normally nothing grows here after the rain stops. I think we had...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

Don't forget drug addict.

Don't forget drug addict.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

Is that a Cicada?

Is that a Cicada?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
Posted By big john

Can I go?

Can I go?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 8
Views: 283
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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: 2,061
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
Replies: 6,392
Views: 78,125
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...
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