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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

A friend and I were finishing a ride when she...

A friend and I were finishing a ride when she spotted a hamster walking in the gutter. We were on a busy street so she stopped and picked it up. I asked what she intended to do with it and she said...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Rat: ...

Rat:
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Mouse: ...

Mouse:





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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

He could have at least tried a Hail Mary.

He could have at least tried a Hail Mary.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Trials motorcycles were once rigid frames. When...

Trials motorcycles were once rigid frames. When rear suspension was introduced some Englishman was quoted as saying "How can you tell what the rear wheel is doing if it's attached to a bloody spring?"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I don't feel comfortable much over 150bpm. When I...

I don't feel comfortable much over 150bpm. When I had a treadmill test it would go over that for a few seconds when he changed the incline but would settle back to 150. He said it was the most boring...
10-20-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By big john

I have no idea of my averages. I never thought to...

I have no idea of my averages. I never thought to check when I used speedometers. I have not used one since 2001, except on short tours. Sometimes on a group ride someone will remark about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 735
Posted By big john

I wore full-face motorcycle helmets when riding...

I wore full-face motorcycle helmets when riding moto in the desert. They keep your ears warm but the chin bar does nothing to keep your face warm. My nose would run and the snot would freeze on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I worked for a guy who lost an eye when he was a...

I worked for a guy who lost an eye when he was a child. He was sitting on a curb when a car drove by and shot a stone into his eye. It didn't limit him at all, he owned a successful business, raced...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Seems like a pretty old bike but you never know...

Seems like a pretty old bike but you never know what they might have. I didn't expect to hear from them but the guy was on the phone with me twice to make sure he had things right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I've been trying to find shock mount bolts for my...

I've been trying to find shock mount bolts for my mtb. No luck and the dealer I got it from has changed hands and they weren't sure how to get them but I told them to hold off for now. I wrote an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Then there's this. Fox News anchor John...

Then there's this.

Fox News anchor John Roberts tweeted that Powell's death "raises new concerns" about vaccine efficacy.

Roberts then deleted his tweet amid criticism, clarifying that he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Or maybe poop flinging monkey are descended from...

Or maybe poop flinging monkey are descended from us.

News stories are already coming out to quell the outrage.
Colin Powell's death doesn't contradict efficacy of coronavirus vaccines, experts...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Well, duh. I mean, obviously.

Well, duh. I mean, obviously.
10-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,123
Posted By big john

I'm 67, been riding drop bars for 35ish years. I...

I'm 67, been riding drop bars for 35ish years. I used to have the tops 4 inches below the saddle but now less than 2 inches below. I've had a couple back injuries and I'm not super flexible but I...
10-18-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,981
Posted By big john

Yep. Sometimes there is ice there.

Yep. Sometimes there is ice there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I figured that's what you were going for.

I figured that's what you were going for.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

He had multiple myeloma, according to NBC News...

He had multiple myeloma, according to NBC News (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/former-secretary-state-colin-powell-dies-covid-complications-n1281746). It is a type of blood cancer...
10-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 425,367
Posted By big john

I ride on the road mostly, so I always had cheap...

I ride on the road mostly, so I always had cheap mountain bikes. The frame broke on one in 2008 so I bought a new one for $1000. Heavy and odd fitting and a crappy fork, I still had fun with it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

fify. It's a nice place in the hills inland...

fify.
It's a nice place in the hills inland from the Ventura coast. Expensive real estate and it gets pretty hot there. My ex wife and I used to ride there from home for overnighters, sometimes with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By big john

Well, he only had one post back in March. Maybe...

Well, he only had one post back in March. Maybe he bought a bike, maybe the forum turned him off.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I agree. I watched part of a game last week and I...

I agree. I watched part of a game last week and I was not familiar with the announcers at all but I really liked them. The color man, an ex player, of course, had great insight and a lot of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I thought about that when I saw "flair"

I thought about that when I saw "flair"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I think Aikman is very dry for a color man. He...

I think Aikman is very dry for a color man. He obviously knows what he's talking about but he's not fun to listen to like, say, Tony Romo.
Paired with ultra serious Joe Buck makes it worse. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I went riding on the mtb in an area of mostly...

I went riding on the mtb in an area of mostly dirt roads. It was not as windy as predicted and it was actually really nice. Lots of young people on e-bikes, not many human powered bikes. At the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

A friend once told me the English love to work on...

A friend once told me the English love to work on their cars, so the car makers accommodate them with cars that need to be worked on a lot. I worked on some of those things. I also owned a p.o.s....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I know 2 guys who have put 350 LS1 engines into...

I know 2 guys who have put 350 LS1 engines into 240z Datsuns. They said the aluminum LS1 weighs about the same as the original iron 6 cylinder. The weak link becomes the differential. My one friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I worked with a guy who skate boarded from...

I worked with a guy who skate boarded from childhood and @ age 45 he started having tendinitis in his legs from all the sudden loading of jumping, tricks, etc. He started riding mountain bikes and I...
10-15-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,981
Posted By big john

Just quit working. Worked for me.

Just quit working. Worked for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

How long have you been boarding? I've never tried...

How long have you been boarding? I've never tried it and the only times I ever skied was XC. I thought that was fun and I would try it again if I lived near snow.

You could live here all your life...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Is that you reacting to them or do you jump first?

Is that you reacting to them or do you jump first?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

A lot of people are faster than I am descending....

A lot of people are faster than I am descending. I'm just not aerodynamic. Oddly, I can still go pretty fast on flat ground when I'm feeling good. That's the only thing I was ever any good at,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I was taking a cheap shot at my cycling speed.

I was taking a cheap shot at my cycling speed.
10-15-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 425,367
Posted By big john

Bible Review: YT Izzo | Pro Race | $5,300 | BIKE...

Bible Review: YT Izzo | Pro Race | $5,300 | BIKE Magazine (https://www.bikemag.com/2020-bible-of-bike-tests-marin/bible-review-yt-izzo-pro-race-5300/)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I've come to terms with it.

I've come to terms with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

It's hot, dry, and windy here. Tomorrow I think...

It's hot, dry, and windy here. Tomorrow I think I'll ride my crabon mountain bike instead of the road bike. I hope it doesn't asplode. I also hope my riding areas are not closed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

We have two massive pine trees in back and they...

We have two massive pine trees in back and they are supposed to be trimmed this year. It will cost the landlord about $10K.
Neighbor has one and he had it trimmed early this year along with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Little Big Man - "You Go Down There" -...

Little Big Man - "You Go Down There" - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Can you still buy the rear triangle? Maybe brace...

Can you still buy the rear triangle? Maybe brace it somehow? A friend bought an Intense bike cheap because the frame was cracked on the seat tube near the bottom bracket. He had the frame welded...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I never would have, either, but he ruled with...

I never would have, either, but he ruled with fear. I didn't visit them for a couple years after I moved out. I eventually tried to make peace with him but I was no good at doing that and neither was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I shot archery when I was a ute. We would hike...

I shot archery when I was a ute. We would hike into the local hills and shoot arrows at anything. That's when I discovered poison oak. I was just telling a friend about that yesterday, the worst...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

From 2000 to 2020 I did about 2000 club rides. It...

From 2000 to 2020 I did about 2000 club rides. It got harder to keep up as younger, faster riders joined and I got slower. I thought about quitting the club but didn't know if I could handle the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

When I was about 17 or so a friend of mine fought...

When I was about 17 or so a friend of mine fought his step-father in their front yard and he quit after my friend dropped him twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I had 2 older brothers and they were scared,...

I had 2 older brothers and they were scared, too.I think they both got it worse than I did. Younger brother doesn't even remember being hit, I think Dad stopped when he was the last one in the nest....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

When my father realized that I was bigger than he...

When my father realized that I was bigger than he was, he informed me in no uncertain terms what he would do to me if I ever had the foolish idea of challenging him.
Maybe he didn't know how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I went out and cruised easy for 2+ hours. I was...

I went out and cruised easy for 2+ hours. I was surprised at how much the little 45 mile ride yesterday kicked my ass. Maybe it was the headwind, maybe it was riding with people on e-bikes, although...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

Several years ago a deer took down a friend's...

Several years ago a deer took down a friend's wife in a similar way to that video. She recovered from the crash but it was the last time she ever rode with us.:(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 35,519
Posted By big john

I had a slice with sausage, bell peppers, and...

I had a slice with sausage, bell peppers, and mushrooms with an orange soda in the middle of our ride.
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