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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 616
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: 31
Views: 381
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: 56
Views: 616
Posted By big john

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

Tough one for me.
Wordle 379 6/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 381
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: 14
Views: 302
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: 1,915
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: 56
Views: 616
Posted By big john

Almost 35 horsepower.

Almost 35 horsepower.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 134,485
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: 134,485
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: 134,485
Posted By big john

Wordle 378 4/6 🟨⬜⬜🟨🟨 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟨🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Wordle 378 4/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 26
Views: 522
Posted By big john

Woof woof!

Woof woof!
07-01-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 738
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: 26
Views: 522
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: 134,485
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: 134,485
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: 26
Views: 522
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: 552
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: 134,485
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: 134,485
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: 45
Views: 738
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: 552
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 45
Views: 738
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: 552
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: 26
Views: 522
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: 552
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: 134,485
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: 134,485
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: 26
Views: 522
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: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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
Replies: 4,478
Views: 703,711
Posted By big john

Sounds great!

Sounds great!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 45
Views: 738
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: 4,478
Views: 703,711
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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: 10,551
Views: 134,485
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...
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