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09-23-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By big john

I was doing some steep climbs near the Hollywood...

I was doing some steep climbs near the Hollywood sign last January and something hurt in my left ankle, like a knife was sticking in there. I finished the ride and it's has been bothering me ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,166
Posted By big john

A little trouble with your sarcasm detector?

A little trouble with your sarcasm detector?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

wut

wut
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:37 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,166
Posted By big john

When I read this the only thing I can come up...

When I read this the only thing I can come up with is you must be kidding, just pulling our collective chains, as it were.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/2...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,054
Posted By big john

Goes back to a former poster who had massive...

Goes back to a former poster who had massive guads.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

The 41 is the road forum, where many threads go...

The 41 is the road forum, where many threads go all French showery. There used to be a "41" in the url.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,054
Posted By big john

Oh, so you're one of those people?

Oh, so you're one of those people?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Take it to the 41, if you dare.

Take it to the 41, if you dare.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Wouldn't do any good on the outside of a full...

Wouldn't do any good on the outside of a full face helmet.
Husqvarna made rifles and sewing machines, along with chainsaws.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

No fries, chips.

No fries, chips.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 793
Posted By big john

They're not going to "default" into any position....

They're not going to "default" into any position. If they are loose enough to spin then they are going to be in a different position every time. Are these the mountain bike style pedals? Road pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Did you race Supermotard on your Husky? I always...

Did you race Supermotard on your Husky? I always thought that looked like fun.

I'll bet a TE150i is fast enough to have fun on, especially if you're light. A friend raced 125s in MX and desert...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Yep. All the dirt bikes I had were 2-strokes. My...

Yep. All the dirt bikes I had were 2-strokes. My friend had a KX-500 water cooled 2-stroke. That thing was ridiculous, but predictable. You don't want to be behind it when it starts roosting. I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Maybe we should start a waving thread?

Maybe we should start a waving thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

The one I miss the most is my Maico, well, except...

The one I miss the most is my Maico, well, except for the whole breaking down part. More power than I could use, but get it pointed into some open area and crack that 1/8 turn throttle and you better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Is that an Italian Husky? Mine was from Sweden, a...

Is that an Italian Husky? Mine was from Sweden, a 1979.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

When I rode my Husqvarna I didn't wear earplugs...

When I rode my Husqvarna I didn't wear earplugs but the helmet protected my ears.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Revised to 104 today and sweater weather soon. ...

Revised to 104 today and sweater weather soon.
https://forecast.weather.gov/newimages/medium/hot.png

Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast 10 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Going down to 95 tomorrow here.:bday:

Going down to 95 tomorrow here.:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Only 40 miles today but I got a slice of...

Only 40 miles today but I got a slice of pepperoni @ the turnaround. It wasn't quite as hot out as predicted but I drank 4 big bottles, 1.5 fountain Cokes and 2 glasses of water when I got home and I...
09-20-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6,507
Views: 413,766
Posted By big john

Good luck with your recovery, Chuck.

Good luck with your recovery, Chuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By big john

It's not a complicated thing but it takes...

It's not a complicated thing but it takes patience and is tedious. I tried it, built myself some wheels, but I won't do it again.

I'll do anything for love, but I won't do that.

Meat Loaf - I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I don't have soda drinks at home but drink it on...

I don't have soda drinks at home but drink it on rides sometimes. When I quit drinking I craved sugar and since I still went to the bar I tried having Cokes but my stomach couldn't take it. I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat...

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

My friend Pizza guy is a weight yo yo dieter. He...

My friend Pizza guy is a weight yo yo dieter. He has been 300 and he has gone down to 175. In his gaining mode he was drinking 2 liters of Coke per day.
The last time he went up to 240 I could beat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

At my 40th birthday party we had a softball game...

At my 40th birthday party we had a softball game and my friend slid into 2nd base and loosened up some debris in his right knee but went on a big ride with me the next day. We were 65 or 70 miles and...
09-20-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6,507
Views: 413,766
Posted By big john

I'm 67 and my body is starting to do weird stuff...

I'm 67 and my body is starting to do weird stuff like maybe it wants to stop riding.
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09-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6,507
Views: 413,766
Posted By big john

I have met a bunch of people from the forum but...

I have met a bunch of people from the forum but hardly see any of them these days. I saw ovoleg on a mountain bike ride this Saturday. I haven't seen him in years and I think he was 19 when he first...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Sounds like a big green light to me.

Sounds like a big green light to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

My coldest day was a mountain bike ride up a...

My coldest day was a mountain bike ride up a rough 8 mile climb. It started out sunny but chilly, I had shorts and short sleeve jersey and no extra layers, but climbing makes you warm, so i went up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Add a slice of ham and some extra sharp cheddar...

Add a slice of ham and some extra sharp cheddar and you're set.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

After a beautiful weekend in the low 80s it's...

After a beautiful weekend in the low 80s it's supposed to go back up near 100 starting tomorrow. Tuesday riding friend wants to do a climbing ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I grew up with Vin Scully and even decades later...

I grew up with Vin Scully and even decades later the sound of his voice brought back those feelings and memories. I don't follow baseball anymore but I might tune in to a playoff or WS game.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By big john

I'm pretty sure you've heard it before but I...

I'm pretty sure you've heard it before but I generally get around 10K miles from a rear rim. It's been this way for 30+ years and they usually fail by cracking around the spoke holes. 36 hole, 32,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I was a dishwasher at a hospital through part of...

I was a dishwasher at a hospital through part of high school. I think it was $1.94 per hour. Soon after I graduated the 1971 earthquake happened and the hospital was closed. I got a job at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

That's pretty tame for Safa Brian's videos. I...

That's pretty tame for Safa Brian's videos. I ride in those mountains but not like that. Today we were mountain biking in that same range a bit southeast of the video location.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

It was a beautiful day here just under 80 degrees...

It was a beautiful day here just under 80 degrees and we had a nice mtb ride. Not technical but lots of climbing both ways. My friend stayed with me for a lot of the climbs because we were talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

A friend has a place @8300 feet in the mountains...

A friend has a place @8300 feet in the mountains and she has been mountain biking up there for the last few months. She's a good climber when she's out of shape so after a summer up there she goes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I'm Mr (lack of) Maintenance!

I'm Mr (lack of) Maintenance!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even...

Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even clean my bike for months sometimes....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I think I've only ever washed a road bike a few...

I think I've only ever washed a road bike a few times. Almost never, actually. Even when I have ridden in the wet I just use Pledge. I wash the mtb once in a while but it goes in mud.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Mercedes trolluje branżę elektrycznych samochodów...

Mercedes trolluje branżę elektrycznych samochodów w SNL. - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in...

When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in 1989 some sports writer couldn't understand why he was picked over Joe Montana. He said something like "Even I can ride a bicycle up a goddamn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

Charles Barkley once said "The bike is doing all...

Charles Barkley once said "The bike is doing all the work". I'm not kidding.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

I saw a video about something like that, I'll try...

I saw a video about something like that, I'll try to find it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

It was a Volt so he had the engine as a back-up...

It was a Volt so he had the engine as a back-up if he depleted the battery. Funny thing was, he liked the car and wasn't trying for a buy back. He just wanted to argue about how it worked. Or maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 136,992
Posted By big john

At some point I realized that people who don't...

At some point I realized that people who don't know about something tend to oversimplify it in their mind. This still amazes me.
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