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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 399
Posted By big john

Woof woof!

Woof woof!
07-01-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 638
Posted By big john

Or just put yourself in the position of the...

Or just put yourself in the position of the writer for a moment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 399
Posted By big john

There have been a number of deaths at the L.A....

There have been a number of deaths at the L.A. Marathon attributed to hyponatremia. These have typically been people who are relatively untrained and had spent upwards of 5 hours on course, likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

2 Saturdays ago a friend showed up on a new...

2 Saturdays ago a friend showed up on a new Canyon and she said it was under the UCI limit, like 14 pounds or so. I picked it up, it was feathery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Exactly! I remember commenting to Mrs John how...

Exactly! I remember commenting to Mrs John how they were blowing their stuff up in daylight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 399
Posted By big john

I remember that story. I think you said you got a...

I remember that story. I think you said you got a little relief from eating the salt on your skin? One of my club mates did RAAM solo for the first time when he was about 60 and suffered...
07-01-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By big john

The Seven is a great bike, especially on a twisty...

The Seven is a great bike, especially on a twisty mountain road. It is quick handling yet very stable. The knock is the harshness. It's quite stiff. Not quite like the CAAD5 I used to have but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I went out and rode around for a couple hours...

I went out and rode around for a couple hours this morning and it was in the high 70s when I started. It felt amazing to have cool air compared to riding into a hair dryer on Tuesday.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

What does the R mean? Is it a different frame?

What does the R mean? Is it a different frame?
07-01-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 638
Posted By big john

Sometimes you have to read between the lines a...

Sometimes you have to read between the lines a bit.
07-01-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By big john

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/38/5f/1c385fbe3b...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/38/5f/1c385fbe3bbf2d3143f31105c3693d68.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

This will be our 6th Fourth of July at this...

This will be our 6th Fourth of July at this house. In the past there have been fireworks for weeks before and after the holiday. An absurd amount of fireworks. This year has been mostly quiet. A few...
06-30-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 638
Posted By big john

Lighten up, Francis. What if he had said he would...

Lighten up, Francis. What if he had said he would suggest to the customer there might be a better choice of equipment to tow a trailer than a race bike? Would that fly?
Some of your responses are so...
06-30-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By big john

The one bike I have with a triple still shifts. I...

The one bike I have with a triple still shifts. I don't ride it very often but if it quit working I wouldn't mind switching to a compact.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 399
Posted By big john

I think it was RacerEx who posted some data about...

I think it was RacerEx who posted some data about using an ice vest on a trainer, and even outside. Of course I don't remember any of it but it was obvious how it made a difference in performance.
06-30-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By big john

When I buy a road bike I don't justify the...

When I buy a road bike I don't justify the expense in any logical sort of way. I buy one because I want it. Not because I need more gears or whatever. I just want a new bike. Still, haven't bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I like to start at the top of Reseda, to the Hub,...

I like to start at the top of Reseda, to the Hub, then Will Rogers trail, J-drop and up Sullivan ridge or take the second drop (don't know what it's called) into Sullivan Canyon. Me on Will Rogers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

We're meeting in Calabasas, going over Old...

We're meeting in Calabasas, going over Old Topanga and to PCH and climbing Encinal and back to Westlake. Some years ago I would have considered that an easy ride for a Saturday. The cookie is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 399
Posted By big john

I think acclimation is the key. If you aren't...

I think acclimation is the key. If you aren't prepared it's going to suck a lot more.
And of course drink and eat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Supposed to drop down to the high 80s this...

Supposed to drop down to the high 80s this weekend.:bday:
I've been invited to do a shortened version of a club ride with 5500 feet of gain in 62 miles. Not sure how that will go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

It's normal for climbers to prefer the climb,...

It's normal for climbers to prefer the climb, I've generally preferred the climbs, even though I am slow. Long downhills can get tiring in a different way and I'm not aerodynamic.
Riding bikes has...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

It would be nice if the cookie didn't start...

It would be nice if the cookie didn't start crumbling so soon.

https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/9780446697330.jpg?w=444
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Let me know if you find a viable alternative. And...

Let me know if you find a viable alternative. And hurry, please.
06-30-22, 08:34 AM
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Views: 703,197
Posted By big john

Sounds great!

Sounds great!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

There was a car called the Chapparral in the 60s...

There was a car called the Chapparral in the 60s with that and they were driving around the Ford GTs and the fan was quickly banned.

The most unusual Chaparral was the 2J. On the chassis' sides...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Something similar happened near here. A station...

Something similar happened near here. A station played Creedence Clearwater's version of Heard it through the Grapevine continuously 24 hours. This went on for maybe months. No commercials, no...
06-29-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 638
Posted By big john

My LBS guy retired a couple years ago. I had been...

My LBS guy retired a couple years ago. I had been buying bikes and stuff from him for 30 years. When we first met, I suggested he carry Kucharik toe warmers. He did and I sent people from my club...
06-29-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 703,197
Posted By big john

Is there a bike path or car free road on the...

Is there a bike path or car free road on the shore?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

That chart lists bald-faced hornets similar to...

That chart lists bald-faced hornets similar to honey bees. I call B.S. I had one fly up the back of my shorts one time and it stung me on the glute. The pain was intense and quite startling. Like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

On the Schmidt Sting Pain Index...

On the Schmidt Sting Pain Index (https://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/2007/05/16/schmidt-pain-index-which-sting), sweat bee stings are rated a 1.0, where 1 is the least pain of all. For reference,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Big rig crashes and is left dangling off freeway...

Big rig crashes and is left dangling off freeway bridge in Los Angeles! - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I remember. You were ready to replace the cat(s).

I remember. You were ready to replace the cat(s).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Today I drove to the next valley and rode the...

Today I drove to the next valley and rode the bike path for a change. I was doing it twice a week until gas went over $6.25 a gallon. Figured it would save me almost $100 per month to stop driving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis,...

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis, engine performance, emissions, electronics, the stuff nobody wants to do. There was a dramatic change in 1996 with the introduction of protocols and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Bit of Bloomfield here. Solo starts around 3:00. ...

Bit of Bloomfield here. Solo starts around 3:00.
East-West - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I know some people hate them. I prefer to carry...

I know some people hate them. I prefer to carry everything on the bike, rather than the body, but when I go on a mountain bike ride I have to put on the larger Camelbak.
The lady in the picture is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I worked at a shyster used car lot and some gas...

I worked at a shyster used car lot and some gas stations and eventually was partners in a garage with another alcoholic. He went to a new car dealer after we closed and I didn't end up at a new car...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I liked Bloomfield in The Electric Flag and I...

I liked Bloomfield in The Electric Flag and I have 2 Jews Blues with Barry Goldberg. Kooper wrote "This Diamond Ring" which was a gold record for Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
Kooper also formed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

It's just a day pack, they weren't camping....

It's just a day pack, they weren't camping. Besides, he can handle it, probably not even 10 pounds.
How about on a road bike?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up...

Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up north. I like this picture....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

5 of us started at 7:30 and it was nice until the...

5 of us started at 7:30 and it was nice until the last part of the ride when it crept into the high 90s. My friend who struggled on Saturday was fine today as was the lady who was expecting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I never thought I would end up a car guy. Took...

I never thought I would end up a car guy. Took t.v. repair classes in high school and t.v. classes at Sears Training Center during summers. Then came alcohol.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

It was 1965.

It was 1965.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

You should tell him to stop that if it makes you...

You should tell him to stop that if it makes you uncomfortable. Or just Cinzano his ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I have that, also have the live double album....

I have that, also have the live double album. Mike Bloomfield gone way too soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

I still haven't figured out what I want to be...

I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 537
Posted By big john

I've read that some Topstone bikes have an odd...

I've read that some Topstone bikes have an odd rear wheel offset, meaning you can't just swap in another wheel. This may be true for all Topstones,, I don't know.

As others have suggested, riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

You could go by an upholstery shop and ask if...

You could go by an upholstery shop and ask if they have an easy solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,688
Posted By big john

Did you try to pin it up? When my old Blazer did...

Did you try to pin it up? When my old Blazer did that I tried spraying fabric adhesive in there but that didn't work. I just pinned and stapled it as best as I could. I was not going to take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By big john

Have you checked bikesdirect.com? Save up to 60%...

Have you checked bikesdirect.com? Save up to 60% off Road Bikes, Free Ship 48, Schwinn, GT, Kestrel, Fuji, Motobecane and more Road bikes. Authorized dealer for Schwinn, GT, Kestrel, Fuji,...
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