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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By big john

Enjoy!

Enjoy!
07-05-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By big john

I think the fitness age of 20 must be a default...

I think the fitness age of 20 must be a default for those who are very high for their age group.
07-05-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By big john

Went riding in the hills today. 5 of us had a...

Went riding in the hills today. 5 of us had a good time.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Yes. I guess it's still safe for boating, there...

Yes. I guess it's still safe for boating, there were some boats racing around but there are islands and shallows. Most of the dam is exposed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

I've ridden on those roads for 30 years. It was...

I've ridden on those roads for 30 years. It was nice today, the weather was fine but it's green in those hills if there is rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Back on a main road we faced a few of these...

Back on a main road we faced a few of these little bumps on our way back to the flatland....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

This little road connects 2 canyons. We saw no...

This little road connects 2 canyons. We saw no cars on it and very few cars on the canyon roads....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

We had a good ride. 5 of us ended up with around...

We had a good ride. 5 of us ended up with around 50 miles and I don't know the gain, I forgot to ask. We started with miles of bike path....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

He does unless it's too warm.

He does unless it's too warm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

You'll have to ask the cat.

You'll have to ask the cat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

I know. It's actually a great ride. Mostly light...

I know. It's actually a great ride. Mostly light traffic and the steepest climbing is on a narrow road which connects 2 canyons and is barely wide enough for 1 car in spots. Sometimes there are no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Friend called for a 58 mile ride today with some...

Friend called for a 58 mile ride today with some steep climbing. Should be "interesting". At least the weather seems nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Me too. Having trouble with it lately. Must be a...

Me too. Having trouble with it lately. Must be a slump.:p
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By big john

Pretty sure the OP isn't coming back.

Pretty sure the OP isn't coming back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

One of the benefits of living in the canyon for...

One of the benefits of living in the canyon for 16 years, never any fireworks, never any loud parties.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

The large explosions started before dark, the...

The large explosions started before dark, the rockets where you feel the concussion of the launch, then the rocket itself explodes. These are so loud it rattles the house and it's even scaring the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Best thing they did was move the driver to the...

Best thing they did was move the driver to the front, at least in the dragsters.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

A friend of mine passed a couple years back and...

A friend of mine passed a couple years back and his wife gave away a lot of his bike stuff. Our club had a memorial ride and she was at the park where we went and had a ton of food for everyone. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By big john

Actually what he asked for was both higher high...

Actually what he asked for was both higher high and lower low. He also mentioned coming from a flat area and moving to a hilly area. Before buying parts it might be to his advantage to try and stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Tough one for me. Wordle 379 6/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ...

Tough one for me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By big john

It might just be a matter of training and getting...

It might just be a matter of training and getting familiar with hills. A 34-32 low gear is lower than what I use and I'm old and fat. Also, a 50-11 high gear is higher than I have and I only rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By big john

A friend had a K2 road bike years ago. It was a...

A friend had a K2 road bike years ago. It was a fine ride and he went fast on it. I had a K2 mountain bike which broke in half after I flogged it for 10 years.
07-03-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,962
Posted By big john

My feet toe-out and when I started using toe...

My feet toe-out and when I started using toe clips many years ago I had to drill and modify them so they didn't force my foot to point straight ahead. I mounted the clip to the outside of the pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 2,653
Posted By big john

Almost 35 horsepower.

Almost 35 horsepower.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
Posted By big john

Seems like a bargain, $400k, and Mrs John has...

Seems like a bargain, $400k, and Mrs John has been looking for an asphalt plant.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
Posted By big john

5 of us rode to the beach and climbed one of the...

5 of us rode to the beach and climbed one of the canyons. We spent 15 miles or so on Pacific Coast Highway, which I hate. On a weekend like this we are just being passed by 1000s of cars. Once we...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
Posted By big john

Mine was a 63cm frame, standard diameter (skinny)...

Mine was a 63cm frame, standard diameter (skinny) tubing. When I would stand up and mash the bottom bracket would swing from side to side so much that other riders noticed and thought it was already...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
Posted By big john

That's pretty light for the era. I had a...

That's pretty light for the era. I had a Landshark made of Prestige tubing. Whippiest wet noodle I ever rode. Comfortable nice ride but I had to get off of it before it broke.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By big john

Woof woof!

Woof woof!
07-01-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 873
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: 30
Views: 738
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 30
Views: 738
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: 27
Views: 613
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 46
Views: 873
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: 27
Views: 613
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 46
Views: 873
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: 27
Views: 613
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: 30
Views: 738
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: 27
Views: 613
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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: 30
Views: 738
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: 10,551
Views: 135,573
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.
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