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08-09-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 378,944
Posted By Bob Ross

Finally got around to watching Steven Spielberg's...

Finally got around to watching Steven Spielberg's 2021 remake of West Side Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story_(2021_film))
5/10

Frankly, the story and songs are so strong that...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 149,368
Posted By Bob Ross

https://youtu.be/CkiG-Ahzrsg?t=85

https://youtu.be/CkiG-Ahzrsg?t=85
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,619
Posted By Bob Ross

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF never fails to deliver!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,099
Posted By Bob Ross

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10...

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10 years ago:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/state_college_pa_98169e22ef62a148d1f83d863fc2fbf751d4873d.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 141,537
Posted By Bob Ross

1964: ...

1964:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1lWpLFGhjE

1961:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRTFr0ytA8

1967:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJs2eCqhTN0
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bob Ross

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my...

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my cycle club's message board came from a member who -- in all seriousness -- wrote "I prefer to ride solo rather than in groups because that way I get...
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 161,639
Posted By Bob Ross

Joni Mitchell's recent performance of this tune...

Joni Mitchell's recent performance of this tune at Newport Jazz Festival has been getting so much media attention that it can be easy to forget just how brilliant her original studio recording from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked...

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked NFS owner Josh Simonds "Hey, what's the deal, I thought you recommended 12 drops?" and he said something to the effect of "if I thought everyone could...
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 203,615
Posted By Bob Ross

1980 ...

1980
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr9nRenPUPE

1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTTyKmTCuTk

composition is from 1983, though this recording is from 2012:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,332
Posted By Bob Ross

BF never fails to deliver.

BF never fails to deliver.
07-26-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a...

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a position where I could fully engage the larger leg muscles (quads & glutes) during the power portion of the pedalstroke. I was too "on top of" the...
07-26-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 255,397
Posted By Bob Ross

Just started reading Kathryn Bertine's Stand...

Just started reading Kathryn Bertine's Stand which, on the surface, is about the struggle to get fair pay & equal opportunities for female professional cyclists, but clearly -- based on the...
07-26-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it...

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it to fix an issue, I just needed a seatpost that would fit an old frame with an odd seatpost diameter and that was the only one I could find.
Turned out...
07-25-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 96,246
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I just wrapped up all seven...

The missus and I just wrapped up all seven seasons of Grace and Frankie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_and_Frankie). Cute. I think if they'd ended after season 4 I'd probably give it an 8/10...
Forum: Foo
07-22-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,049
Views: 2,131,816
Posted By Bob Ross

I was binge-listening to Snarky Puppy earlier...

I was binge-listening to Snarky Puppy earlier this week.
After a certain amount of dense-pack listening they start to come across as rather formulaic, but any individual track is wonderfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,099
Posted By Bob Ross

A different view of that same road from the...

A different view of that same road from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By Bob Ross

You also probably need to have a very...

You also probably need to have a very comprehensive dialog with your current mechanic if whatever they most recently did fixed the problem. Not knowing what to make of all this means both you and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Ross

+1 The very first time my wife and I flew...

+1

The very first time my wife and I flew with our own bikes -- this was back in 2010, when we went to Markleeville CA to do the Death Ride -- we learned two very important lessons:

1) it is so...
07-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,698
Posted By Bob Ross

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck...

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Bob Ross

Frank72 already mentioned the only route...

Frank72 already mentioned the only route suggestions I know for the Big Island (Queens Highway, going either north or south), but the Bike Works Kona shop has a list of routes on their website:...
Forum: Foo
07-18-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 149,368
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW5v4Ohxk5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW5v4Ohxk5k
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Ross

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest...

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest is still honoring their Tour de France special: They used to waive the additional baggage fees for folks flying with bicycles during the month of July...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By Bob Ross

I'll be damned:...

I'll be damned: https://www.kmcchain.com/en/teach/sprocker-checker
Interesting use of the word "digital" but I can see how this would be as effective as most chain checker tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By Bob Ross

There's a "check tool" for cassettes?!?! Tell me...

There's a "check tool" for cassettes?!?! Tell me more please!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bob Ross

I use a NiteRider Solas...

I use a NiteRider Solas (https://www.niterider.com/products/solas-250) on 3 of my 4 bikes* and I have yet to find a flaw or weakness that would make me want to get a different taillight if I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bob Ross

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a...

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a pithy aphorism to educate newbs, I like to tell them "rear brake is for slowing, front brake is for stopping." It makes it easier for them to understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bob Ross

I think it can be misguided to take factual...

I think it can be misguided to take factual information about how much braking comes from front versus rear and conclude that therefore one shouldn't use the rear brake for emergency stops. That info...
Forum: Foo
07-14-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Bob Ross

Huh... I might have to try that, thanks for the...

Huh... I might have to try that, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Ross

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying...

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying with a hardshell case for the first time: Make sure the rental car or taxi/Uber you'll be using at your destination can accomodate it! Ask me how I...
Forum: Foo
07-12-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

I agree...but I think you could make a strong...

I agree...but I think you could make a strong argument that, in part due to the democratization of both music creation/production and music distribution, humans have lost the ability to identify good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,099
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes indeed-y! Well, everything except the...

Yes indeed-y! Well, everything except the concrete slabs on either side of the many creek crossings. But those were already pretty smooth.
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

When I was a freshman in college (1978) my...

When I was a freshman in college (1978) my roommate had a pair of Altec-Lansing A7s, the professional version of ^^^those speakers. Primarily designed as a high-efficiency public address...
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

I was in high school when REO Speedwagon was at...

I was in high school when REO Speedwagon was at the height of their popularity, and holy crap did I hate that band! They represented everything that I found formulaic, predictable, unimaginative, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob Ross

Over the course of the last 16 years (i.e., since...

Over the course of the last 16 years (i.e., since the start of my obsession as an avid recreational road cyclist) I have worn out two pairs of cycling shoes. Both died right around the 12 year point,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 555,099
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/sabino_canyon_empty_road_5be9fc7117003ae5acd54984a725e2d9be9c1eee.jpg
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in Tucson AZ ....which they just...
07-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bob Ross

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it?
Forum: Foo
07-07-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Ross

That reminds me, a few years ago I was given a...

That reminds me, a few years ago I was given a cocktail in a bar by some promotional spokesmodel [sic] that was just equal parts Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey and lemonade.
I remember really liking...
07-06-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, unequivocally. Also according to...

Yes, unequivocally.



Also according to my wife, who owns a Wahoo Elemnt and Garmin Varia and has used them together successfully for a year or two now.



LOL! Not sure if the (non-Bolt)...
Forum: Foo
07-05-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Bob Ross

Ha! From that (very brief) Wikipedia article:...

Ha! From that (very brief) Wikipedia article: "The stoppie is a motorcycle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle) and bicycle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle) trick in which the back wheel...
Forum: Foo
07-04-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Bob Ross

I've never heard the term "stoppie" before but...

I've never heard the term "stoppie" before but I'm guessing that's where you lock up the front brake and see how far forward you can tilt the bike without falling over or doing an endo?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Bob Ross

Apparently my 2022 YTD mileage as of today (7/4)...

Apparently my 2022 YTD mileage as of today (7/4) is 3,231.
Or 3,035.
Not sure why that discrepancy exists, since the first number is from a simple Excel spreadsheet where I input the distance from...
07-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max? ...

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max?
Or are you expected to provide that number based on independant testing?
Forum: Foo
07-02-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, that LP looks like it's been ridden hard...

Oh man, that LP looks like it's been ridden hard and put away wet...a proper "player". And through a silverface Fender? I'm jealous.
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Ross

oh yeah, two other cocktails I enjoy regularly: a...

oh yeah, two other cocktails I enjoy regularly: a Bloody Mary (pretty much anyone's recipe is okay by me, but I especially like the ones with huge chunks of horseradish floating around so it tastes...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm mostly a beer guy, but when I do drink...

I'm mostly a beer guy, but when I do drink cocktails they're almost always one of these fairly normal three:
- Manhattan (3 or 4 parts bourbon -- usually Maker's Mark -- and 1 part sweet vermouth,...
Forum: Foo
06-29-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 196,561
Posted By Bob Ross

1970: ...

1970:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhSpi7mIN0
06-29-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bob Ross

I've only bought a new bike through a retail...

I've only bought a new bike through a retail store twice in these last ~20 years...the first time I got c) a rudimentary fitting of your bike. The most recent time I got doodly-squat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By Bob Ross

Unless Lightweight...

Unless Lightweight (https://lightweight.info/en/road-bike/wheels/overview) introduced a budget line recently that I'm unaware of, that "$1500" is a typo and should be $6500
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By Bob Ross

You've got the right brand; but rather than...

You've got the right brand; but rather than choosing their pre-built wheels, find a reputable wheelbuilder who uses DT Swiss components and have them spec a custom handbuilt set based on your weight,...
06-23-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,698
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other...

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater...
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