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07-24-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,569
Posted By mollusk

My first bike was a Schwinn Hornet that I...

My first bike was a Schwinn Hornet that I inherited from my older brother that got a Rayleigh "English Racer" three speed.

My next bike was a Peugeot I bought in the late 1970's.

Total mistake...
05-11-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I have been listening to Courtney Barnett,...

I have been listening to Courtney Barnett, Lucinda Williams, and Buster Poindexter aka David Johansen lately.
05-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

I have not put a foot to a pedal in over a year....

I have not put a foot to a pedal in over a year. My desire to ride has gone away after the death of my riding buddy to brain cancer. He was once a low level domestic pro.

But I have been walking a...
02-22-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Frank had a lot to say. I mostly agreed with him.

Frank had a lot to say. I mostly agreed with him.
02-16-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I know that you know his guitar playing on Miles...

I know that you know his guitar playing on Miles Tribute to Jack Johnson. It was so much better than this drek.
02-16-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

*****es Brew is a GREAT album. But Zappa...

*****es Brew is a GREAT album.

But Zappa made some awesome jazz/rock fusion albums with Hot Rats and The Grand Wazoo.

You might not like Zappa, but these albums are fantastic for forging a...
02-01-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Pulled this one out of my vinyl bin:...

Pulled this one out of my vinyl bin: Extrapolation by Jon McLaughlin.

I think I haven't spun that disk in 20 years.
01-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

My MIL bought me the recent vinyl of Ella...

My MIL bought me the recent vinyl of Ella Fitzgerald's Berlin concerts.

OMG, what a beautiful voice.

And the pressing is awesome. Beautiful and no "clicks". Way better than CD or MP3.
...
08-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I saw Zappa many times. The best one was at The...

I saw Zappa many times. The best one was at The Auditorium theater in Chicago. It is a smallish theater with great acoustics. Frank was yelling st the crowd many times to stop smoking dope because...
08-30-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Talked with my 88 year old MIL tonight. She knew...

Talked with my 88 year old MIL tonight. She knew Charlie Parker and T Monk, but for some reason Miles Davis was a blank. WTF!
08-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

The strangers on the right sat and watched them...

The strangers on the right sat and watched them every night

I bet the same if they was you

Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day

Ronnie helping Kenny help him burn his poots away...
08-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

To some it might be freaky what you do

To some it might be freaky what you do
08-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 164,072
Posted By mollusk

Holy crap. This place has gone down to the S-hole...

Holy crap. This place has gone down to the S-hole place that Trump said about some countries.

i don't think that I will be back.
06-18-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Zappa was a huge influence on me. I have first...

Zappa was a huge influence on me. I have first pressings of Freak Out and Absolutely Free. The guys at the record shop asked me (about 12 years old) if I knew what I was buying. The real answer is...
06-18-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

My son likes Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the...

My son likes Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon on out.

I prefer Umma Gumma and everything before Dark Side and dislike the later stuff.

Generation gap, I guess except he wasn't born until...
06-17-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,784
Posted By mollusk

I used to race and on one of my bikes I had a...

I used to race and on one of my bikes I had a Brooks Pro with well over 200K miles on it before it died.

Really heavy, but really comfy.
06-17-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

I haven't ridden a road bike for over 6 months,...

I haven't ridden a road bike for over 6 months, but I thought that I would check in here. My racing days are over. I have mild afib that can be treated with drugs instead of ablations, but it limits...
03-17-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,075
Posted By mollusk

Eddy Merckx didn't need one. And if are like...

Eddy Merckx didn't need one.

And if are like Eddy, you won't need one either.
01-27-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

My wife bought me this at an estate sale for $1. ...

My wife bought me this at an estate sale for $1.
...
01-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

My audio is mostly old school: B&W DM7 ...

My audio is mostly old school:


B&W DM7 speakers

Sony PS-X50 turntable with a Stanton 681EEE cartridge that was my backup since 1980 and has less than 20 hours of use on it. My old Grado...
01-18-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Listened to 10CC's Original Soundtrack the other...

Listened to 10CC's Original Soundtrack the other night. My younger son (23 years old) loves it and so do I.
09-23-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 164,072
Posted By mollusk

My wife couldn't believe that I knew how to tape...

My wife couldn't believe that I knew how to tape drywall. She thinks that I am this retired egghead engineering professor that mostly did theoretical stuff. She has no idea what skills I picked up in...
08-27-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By mollusk

Usually a chain falling off is due to a front...

Usually a chain falling off is due to a front shift. That can happen even with well adjusted regular indexed shifting. It has happened to me. Us old guys that used friction shifting would never have...
08-27-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 164,072
Posted By mollusk

Kind of the opposite of a geek thread. I am...

Kind of the opposite of a geek thread.

I am in the middle of a "half-bath" remodel in my house because I saw a little water damage in the floor near a toilet.

While ripping out old tile is a...
08-12-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

"Jazz has to have some structure for me to be...

"Jazz has to have some structure for me to be into it - I'm big on melody."

I wonder what you think about Keith Jarrett's "Bop-Be" album. I have loved it since I bought it on vinyl way back when....
08-12-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By mollusk

I ruined a number of watch stems from corrosive...

I ruined a number of watch stems from corrosive sweat when training. I never wore a watch when racing.

In fact I haven't worn a watch in years.
08-06-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

I haven't ridden in over three weeks because I...

I haven't ridden in over three weeks because I have been busy and out of town. The Oregon coast is really nice this time of year compared to north-central Florida.

If I was still racing the...
07-30-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 693,761
Posted By mollusk

I have changed my mind about new racers and...

I have changed my mind about new racers and needing power information.

Being 64 years old and having raced into my 60's (now retired) and having trained over pretty much the same routes for many...
07-28-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By mollusk

I have a pair of 65mm Edge (now Enve) tubular...

I have a pair of 65mm Edge (now Enve) tubular wheels that I haven't ridden since I stopped racing and I only bought them because I was racing on a team sponsored by them and I got them at cost.

I...
07-28-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By mollusk

Get a bike that fits for a crit. Make it feel...

Get a bike that fits for a crit. Make it feel like an extension of your body. You should feel free to throw it around and know how it will react. That is more important than being aero.
07-24-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I have to admit that I have listened to Pet...

I have to admit that I have listened to Pet Sounds at least 30 times for every time I have listened to Sgt Peppers over the last few years. Pet Sounds is incredible.
07-22-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,953
Posted By mollusk

Weird to see Phil Gaimon in a TDF commercial. I...

Weird to see Phil Gaimon in a TDF commercial. I know him and he knows me. Great guy.
07-08-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By mollusk

lol.

lol.
07-08-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,953
Posted By mollusk

He is going to be a star.

He is going to be a star.
07-08-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 131,953
Posted By mollusk

Sagan has a really good sprint but not the...

Sagan has a really good sprint but not the overpowering sprint of some very best sprinters. He mostly wins by being smart and he is an incredible bike handler. If he is doping I would guess that it...
07-08-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Started going bald at 17. They always sent me out...

Started going bald at 17. They always sent me out to get beer. LOL.
07-08-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I turned 64 this year so it isn't hard to guess...

I turned 64 this year so it isn't hard to guess which song from this album keeps popping into my head.
07-08-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I'll double your money and pay shipping.

I'll double your money and pay shipping.
06-30-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

I have been having Van Morrison earwigs lately. ...

I have been having Van Morrison earwigs lately.

That is not a bad thing.

Anyone up for a Moondance?

Unfortunately Brown Eyed Girl reminds me of someone I knew before I met my wife (who I...
06-30-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,257
Posted By mollusk

I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want...

I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want a Garmin on their bike for a crit? Are they worried about getting lost?
05-24-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

May I suggest that you mix in one day per week of...

May I suggest that you mix in one day per week of intervals with all of that sweet spot? You have to both push and pull on your FTP training.
05-24-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By mollusk

This might be true in a Pro-1-2 race or even a...

This might be true in a Pro-1-2 race or even a Cat 3 race or a Masters race as that is a common stratagem, but not in a Cat 5 crit. That race is just full of dumb racers chasing everything down.
...
05-22-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

I've got you beat. Rides that took me 1:40 when I...

I've got you beat. Rides that took me 1:40 when I was in training now take me 2:10 on a good day. I have gotten really slow and I don't care.

And I no longer go out for rides when it is raining. I...
05-11-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

I am pretty sure that you saw me because I saw...

I am pretty sure that you saw me because I saw you.

Believe it or not I am really slow now.
05-11-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,744
Posted By mollusk

I have had some really stupid renters in the...

I have had some really stupid renters in the past, but what happened today takes the cake. They called and said that the AC isn't working and it has been hot recently in Gainesville, Florida, so they...
05-04-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,196
Posted By mollusk

Sharing in the prize money with those that helped...

Sharing in the prize money with those that helped earn it is a good place to start.

In amateur racing the money is not huge, but sharing with those that helped in earning it does build good will...
05-02-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16,532
Views: 1,012,014
Posted By mollusk

Until recently I haven't ridden in months and I...

Until recently I haven't ridden in months and I used to be a 4 to 5 or more times a week rider and when in race training a 6 days a week rider with every day very hard,

But I quit.

Then I...
05-02-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 164,072
Posted By mollusk

I hope not. I just got back from replying to...

I hope not.

I just got back from replying to my IT folks about trading in my "old" laptop for a newer one. I had no intention of doing so, but they said that I had an old one and I could trade it...
02-20-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,009
Posted By mollusk

Just bought the Yardbirds '68 double LP on vinyl....

Just bought the Yardbirds '68 double LP on vinyl.

Mostly of interest for historical reasons.

Having this and the Cumular Limit CD set allows me to hear highlighted all three guitar lines that...
01-18-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,128
Posted By mollusk

+ 1 million For crits I would work on pack...

+ 1 million

For crits I would work on pack skills (how to be an aggressive wheel sucker) first if you have some god given talent for sprinting. Crits are too short for FTP to be a determining...
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