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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

That's about what I did. The club had a 95 mile...

That's about what I did. The club had a 95 mile ride with over 7500 feet but three of us started on the other side and rode up to meet them then rode with them to the base of their return climb, then...
12-03-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,696
Posted By big john

I like Collective Soul. Music has no time...

I like Collective Soul. Music has no time boundries. Anyone can love or hate or be indifferent to music from any time period.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Years ago some of our club members were tested...

Years ago some of our club members were tested and one guy was 3% and another was 2%. I was tested @ 14% at close to 220#. When I toured cross country in 1990 the 2% guy was in our group. He was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

lol. In this case the big block makes his ass...

lol. In this case the big block makes his ass look small.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Could be. Or the bike is so big it makes him look...

Could be. Or the bike is so big it makes him look smaller.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By big john

He said it was almost the exact bike so maybe the...

He said it was almost the exact bike so maybe the one he's looking at is still available.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

If he figures it out maybe he can tell me how to...

If he figures it out maybe he can tell me how to be patient.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

This article says the term is used to describe...

This article says the term is used to describe cartilage damage under the kneecap. So, not tendonitis.
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12-02-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By big john

Some clubs don't allow e-bikes.

Some clubs don't allow e-bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Always worked for me. Seriously, though, is...

Always worked for me.
Seriously, though, is that tendonitis?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I was mountain biking with another guy and a girl...

I was mountain biking with another guy and a girl who is a great technical rider. We were climbing through some really rough, rocky hills when her rear axle came loose. I was not familiar with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I had a similar thought but then I thought...

I had a similar thought but then I thought "charming" was the wrong word for what that was.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Sorry Eric. Saw that with a friend's husband a...

Sorry Eric. Saw that with a friend's husband a few years back. Great guy, had some fun rides with him and dinners, etc. At first we thought he was just being difficult but it soon became obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

My friend is married to a relative of Glen...

My friend is married to a relative of Glen Campbell and she told me some stories about him. Seemed like he was a good guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I found out yesterday that an old friend from the...

I found out yesterday that an old friend from the road club has Alzheimer's. He moved out of the area a few years ago and the guy who told me said he can still ride his road bike but someone has to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Maybe he didn't like her because she could see...

Maybe he didn't like her because she could see through him.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

It's a big block, or "Rat". Probably 454 but...

It's a big block, or "Rat". Probably 454 but there are other iterations going back to 396 and now the crate motor 572.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I guess there are lying slimeballs everywhere.

I guess there are lying slimeballs everywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

And as ridiculous as the thing is, they had to...

And as ridiculous as the thing is, they had to put a supercharger on it. I wondered how long it could run without overheating. The guy looks like my cousin except cuz is bigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Having owned and driven older 3 speed vehicles...

Having owned and driven older 3 speed vehicles and even 2 speed automatics I can say those vehicles would be quicker, more efficient, have better top speed, and be more of a pleasure to drive had...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Yesterday we cut our ride a bit short and changed...

Yesterday we cut our ride a bit short and changed the route because of unexpected wind. Turned out to be a fun ride until the last 8 miles which was straight into the wind. Last night the house was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Probably one of those 3 cylinder 2 stroke...

Probably one of those 3 cylinder 2 stroke Kawasakis. A friend had a Triumph Trident which was plenty fast. He showed me by pulling a wheelie down the alley one day. He came to the same realization as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

That hardtail you posted looks to have a very old...

That hardtail you posted looks to have a very old bottom end with a Shovelhead top end. I don't know what would be involved in doing that but it's kinda cool that you can do it.
I don't think any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I go to Food For Less. You bag your own stuff and...

I go to Food For Less. You bag your own stuff and there are 2 conveyors so 2 customers can be bagging at the same time. Any cashier can ring up your order faster than you can use the card reader and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

One of my roomates in the 70s had a Sportster...

One of my roomates in the 70s had a Sportster with a chrome springer front end. The man was huge and made that bike look small when he was on it. It looked kinda like this except I think it was kick...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Do they put the cylinders and heads from a newer...

Do they put the cylinders and heads from a newer engine on old cases? I like to look at them but wouldn't want to ride that on a bumpy road.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

They tried to unionize mechanics in some parts of...

They tried to unionize mechanics in some parts of California several years ago. Instead of getting paid piecework the union shops were hourly. The problem with that is if there is no work you are to...
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By big john

Unless it's one of these. ...

Unless it's one of these.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I see the giant jockey wheels on club rides. One...

I see the giant jockey wheels on club rides. One huge guy has them on his high dollar bike and I like to tease him when I pass him on hills. If I pass you on a hill a big jockey pulley is not going...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By big john

OK reading this maybe 79pmooney is on to...

OK reading this maybe 79pmooney is on to something. Where is the bar in relation to the saddle on your e-bike? If your hands are getting numb you might be putting too much weight on them. You should...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By big john

You could be right but it could also be true that...

You could be right but it could also be true that the position is pretty close to ideal. I wouldn't assume the position is wrong just because it's an e-bike. It looks like other flat bar bikes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I'm hit and miss with parallel parking. Sometimes...

I'm hit and miss with parallel parking. Sometimes I look like I know what I'm doing, sometimes not so much.

Reminds me of an episode of Tosch.0 where he had people try to park a 15 passenger van...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

I imagine they would swing around and bop you on...

I imagine they would swing around and bop you on the side of your head when you get up to 40 mph on the bike. Might make cool noises, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp...

They're called "gauges" and you might look sharp with them.:p
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By big john

Looking at the geometry charts for the 2 bikes he...

Looking at the geometry charts for the 2 bikes he mentioned, they aren't as different as you might think. I think you could replicate the position of the Roam onto the Defy without any weird...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By big john

The weight of an e-bike isn't an issue because of...

The weight of an e-bike isn't an issue because of the motor. As has been mentioned if you put out the same power on a regular bike you will be slower, even if that bike is lighter.
The weight is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

This is how my ex wife drove. If a car passed her...

This is how my ex wife drove. If a car passed her she would pass it back, or at least match speed with it. When we had the long commute from the mountains she got 4 speeding tickets in about a year....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

My mother used to talk about that flight. I only...

My mother used to talk about that flight. I only remember playing on the floor of the plane with my toy cars. It was always about the cars for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

My dad drove a 53 Buick out here from Cleveland...

My dad drove a 53 Buick out here from Cleveland in 1956. Two brothers rode with him while the rest of us flew.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Pretty sure none of my grandparents ever drove a...

Pretty sure none of my grandparents ever drove a car. My mother didn't learn until she was in her 40s. She only had one minor fender bender in her life.

fwiw I drive "like a grandma" most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

We were told that in driver education, about...

We were told that in driver education, about 1969. It's probably always been true considering how much macho bs is involved with driving a stupid car.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

10 of us rode 80 miles today. I did better than I...

10 of us rode 80 miles today. I did better than I expected but there was only 2700 feet of climbing and the homies took it easy. It was a nice day, warm with no wind. I was happy to be done and Mrs...
11-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By big john

Sorry Fred.

Sorry Fred.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Went to my sister's house (she lives with her...

Went to my sister's house (she lives with her daughter) for the feast. Haven't seen them in 2 years. My sister looks like an old woman, maybe because she is. And my niece is 50, how the hell did that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Did you mean "Stuck inside of Mobile with the...

Did you mean "Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again"? It's from Blonde on Blonde. Or did you mean "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

To each his own.

To each his own.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

Don't know that one. Bob Dylan is cringe worthy...

Don't know that one. Bob Dylan is cringe worthy after the early stuff. A public radio station here has a Dylan show weekends. I don't understand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,626
Views: 111,276
Posted By big john

RIP Curtis.

RIP Curtis.
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