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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 07:49 AM
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Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Worked for me when I went up to 260#. Though I...

Worked for me when I went up to 260#. Though I had stopped drinking when I separated my shoulder and gained 35# in 6 months. That time it was mostly ice cream.
09-27-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

During the Lance special on ESPN, the only time...

During the Lance special on ESPN, the only time he cried in the 2 hours was when he talked about Ullrich.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

As the recipient of some post-closure likes, I...

As the recipient of some post-closure likes, I don't consider them hostilities.
09-27-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By big john

I've done self-supported tours with 3 other men...

I've done self-supported tours with 3 other men for 6 weeks, 3 other men and 4 women for 6 days, and with just my ex wife for 9 days, plus multiple overnight trips.
I couldn't imagine paying 2 grand...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Something about a forty dollar bill?

Something about a forty dollar bill?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

It was pretty bad. I'm sure there will be...

It was pretty bad. I'm sure there will be another one soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

A cocktail of suck. Now I don't feel so bad.

A cocktail of suck. Now I don't feel so bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

"Can you help me find my puppy"?

"Can you help me find my puppy"?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,552
Posted By big john

I don't find disc versus rim brake threads...

I don't find disc versus rim brake threads necessary.
09-27-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By big john

I found a purse on the street where I lived and...

I found a purse on the street where I lived and there was no cash but there was a checkbook and some ID and personal stuff. I called the number on the checks and the husband came over and picked it...
09-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By big john

I was riding in the mountains about 50 miles from...

I was riding in the mountains about 50 miles from home and found a phone on the highway. After calling some of the numbers on the phone I found out it belonged to a forest service employee who was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

For 10 years I was the only one doing the kind of...

For 10 years I was the only one doing the kind of work I do at the dealer and they were always reluctant to let me have a vacation. One time I took a week off and the service writers told customers I...
09-27-21, 07:46 AM
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Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

I tried the cigarettes and booze thing, I don't...

I tried the cigarettes and booze thing, I don't recommend it. I have 1.5 years to catch up to my father. Already outlived one of my brothers, my uncle, and my grandfather.
09-26-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By big john

If you have a chain tool you might be able to...

If you have a chain tool you might be able to connect the chain with it but it will be shorter, unless you have some links lying around. You're running 5 speed?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Road bike/tires?

Road bike/tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

I bowled a handful of times. Never owned a ball...

I bowled a handful of times. Never owned a ball or shoes, just used the stuff at the alley. I'd try it again under the right circumstances.
My father was the president of the local bowling league...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Some of the people I joined on their gravel ride...

Some of the people I joined on their gravel ride last November did a nice one yesterday. Would have been a bit much on my mountain bike but it sure looked like fun from the pictures.
We have a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Nothing unites people like a common enemy.

Nothing unites people like a common enemy.
09-26-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By big john

[/color] I agree with you but I don't know...

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I agree with you but I don't know how you attributed that quote to Wildwood.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Now that it's not brutally hot (at least this...

Now that it's not brutally hot (at least this weekend) some people are putting together some nice gravel/mixed surface rides. There were 2 yesterday that sounded like fun. Maybe I should get an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Went for a couple hours on the bike path because...

Went for a couple hours on the bike path because no cars. Sometimes I don't want to deal with cars. Yesterday I drove to a ride start which kept me out of the worst of it but still had knuckleheads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

My friend took her bike to the LBS and they said...

My friend took her bike to the LBS and they said they can send it out for repair, $300-$500, or see about a crash replacement discount from BMC.

I don't have any experience with this but I told...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Mrs John suggested I take my cat on a bike ride....

Mrs John suggested I take my cat on a bike ride. I told her he weighs as much as the bike.
09-25-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By big john

Home - Bicycle Values - BicycleBlueBook.com...

Home - Bicycle Values - BicycleBlueBook.com (https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/)

Whatever it says it's just a ball-park estimate. There is a lot of demand for used bikes this year because of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Resistance is futile.

Resistance is futile.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

I'll write to her and suggest that, thanks. She...

I'll write to her and suggest that, thanks. She was taking it to a shop after the ride today to get their opinion on what to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

It was beautiful here today. A lot of my regular...

It was beautiful here today. A lot of my regular riding friends are out of town and the club turnout has been hit and miss, so I drove ahead and skipped the traffic/flat part. I followed the club...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

I have a bunch of different leg warmers from...

I have a bunch of different leg warmers from plain Lycra to heavier thermal ones. Most of them don't stay up, I guess my guads aren't massive enough.
Good thing about leg warmers is you can take...
09-24-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

Sounds wonderful! Have a great trip!

Sounds wonderful! Have a great trip!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

This guy was abused. One of my room mates was...

This guy was abused. One of my room mates was working at the house where the dog lived and he was chained up and very skinny. Roomie offered to take the dog off their hands and they agreed, so he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

My cat inflicted a severe bite on my arm when I...

My cat inflicted a severe bite on my arm when I first got him. It might be why he got dumped in my area but he got over it.
I had a Doberman once and the stupid cat bit me worse than the dobie ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

He loves you.

He loves you.
09-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By big john

Some of my friends can do it too. ...

Some of my friends can do it too.
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09-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By big john

Me too. Have you seen those "wheelie boxes"? It's...

Me too. Have you seen those "wheelie boxes"? It's a fixture you put the bike in and it teaches you the balance point. There are videos on youtube that show you how to build one out of wood.
I rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

After one donut I feel sluggish and there's no...

After one donut I feel sluggish and there's no way I could drink a quart of coffee.
09-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

I understand and I wasn't soliciting medical...

I understand and I wasn't soliciting medical advice, more just sniveling. It is nice to hear from other cyclists, the people who may have similar experiences.

The last time my primary doc wanted...
09-23-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

Dayum. One of my friends had an ablation several...

Dayum. One of my friends had an ablation several years back. We were mountain biking @9000 feet a few weeks later.
09-23-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

I could post about it on the 50+ forum, they...

I could post about it on the 50+ forum, they always recommend a doctor visit. OK I'll make an appt. next week unless I make a dramatic improvement before then.
Money isn't an issue, the Medicare+...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Even triangle.

Even triangle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,552
Posted By big john

Just get someone over there to ship it to you.:)

Just get someone over there to ship it to you.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Good luck with the new gig! I hope they...

Good luck with the new gig! I hope they appreciate you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,552
Posted By big john

RIP the rim brake? Check out 57 of the best rim...

RIP the rim brake? Check out 57 of the best rim brake bikes | road.cc (https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/57-rim-brake-bikes-you-can-still-buy-261013)

Some here, plus there are a number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Got something lined up, or just going to relax...

Got something lined up, or just going to relax for a while?
09-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

Might have to go in soon. I did have an ECG...

Might have to go in soon. I did have an ECG during a check up late last year. Also had the test where they check circulation on the limbs. All good at the time and I was riding and climbing better...
09-23-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
Posted By big john

I know, I thought the referral would go through...

I know, I thought the referral would go through easily, it's the heart, after all. This time there is more to it than just weird beats, sometimes I feel bad but not on the bike. Still, I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Those racers and their steel bikes! A friend has...

Those racers and their steel bikes! A friend has lots of bikes, new and old. One time I asked him to come along on a climbing ride in the mountains and he brought his 28 pound Atlantis and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 146,356
Posted By big john

Any Larry Holmes sightings?

Any Larry Holmes sightings?
09-23-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,629
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: 237
Views: 6,552
Posted By big john

A little trouble with your sarcasm detector?

A little trouble with your sarcasm detector?
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