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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Damn...when it rains it pours. Good luck with all...

Damn...when it rains it pours. Good luck with all that..
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

No thanks.

No thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I had a 67 Mustang and I worked at a trade school...

I had a 67 Mustang and I worked at a trade school teaching mechanic classes. There was a body shop class there complete with a spray booth. One of the students had been hired as a helper to the body...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

When I had Shingles in my eye the doc had to put...

When I had Shingles in my eye the doc had to put a lens or something on my eye to check it. I couldn't handle it and I tried. Each time the thing touched my eye I fought it. I once had a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I've never been to the BRP but from reading about...

I've never been to the BRP but from reading about it and the pics on the forum it seems awesome. I have ridden in the Ozarks and that was very different than the west.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

You must have one of those "job" things?

You must have one of those "job" things?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

It's about 10k per week which is doable in 2...

It's about 10k per week which is doable in 2 rides. Actually doable in 1. My friend who has done over 600 every year used to get all of his climbing in 3 rides per week.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Funny, yesterday on the ride one of them...

Funny, yesterday on the ride one of them mentioned something about their sister's ex-husband and I tried to sing Tom Petty' "Yer so bad". None of them knew the song.
Mrs John doesn't know it either....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Spin to win.

Spin to win.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

A regular mountain goat.

A regular mountain goat.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

So many covers of this. Here is one. MIKE...

So many covers of this. Here is one.
MIKE BLOOMFIELD/AL KOOPER " GREEN ONIONS " LIVE - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

You could move somewhere with mountains.

You could move somewhere with mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Yeah that's a lot considering you work and have...

Yeah that's a lot considering you work and have winter.

I agree about the downhills, especially the roads with holes and broken concrete or cracks parallel to the road. There is one we ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Some good ones around here. There is a park a few...

Some good ones around here. There is a park a few blocks from home and they had 10-12 trucks every Tuesday but that ended with covid and I don't know if they're coming back.
It was great to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Are you tracking total climbing? I have a...

Are you tracking total climbing?
I have a friend who insisted on doing over 600K feet every year in about 8K miles. He did this for at least 15 years, maybe more. He's 75 now and I rarely see him...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Beast mode.

Beast mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

R.I.P. Mills Lane....

R.I.P. Mills Lane....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Mrs datlas paint any portraits of Jackie?

Mrs datlas paint any portraits of Jackie?
12-06-22, 06:20 PM
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Posted By big john

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

We stopped at the usual park for water and...

We stopped at the usual park for water and restrooms.
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Back on the road....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Tuesday ride started out int the 40s but no rain....

Tuesday ride started out int the 40s but no rain. There were lots of clouds moving around so I brought the camera and got a few snaps.
Here we are about to head into that canyon....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I think it's Santa Clara truck trail near Mt...

I think it's Santa Clara truck trail near Mt Gleason, but I could be confused. I'll check later.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Don't start her with some of the crazy stuff that...

Don't start her with some of the crazy stuff that you do.;) The lack of cars on a nice, quiet dirt road is a big plus.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

lol. I took my ex on her first tour of more than...

lol. I took my ex on her first tour of more than an overnighter and we did a loop of 600+ miles in Oregon. One day we were on a long climb and I think it was drizzling. She pushed her bike into the...
12-06-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 888
Posted By big john

No problem with my low pressure gauge and the...

No problem with my low pressure gauge and the current one is 4 years old. The pump I use for the road bike has an analog gauge which is fine.

I was just thinking if the OP was buying a compressor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

$314 for the crankset seems like the most...

$314 for the crankset seems like the most reasonable part of the whole deal. I paid $300 for a used Chorus crank last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Is she a road rider? No dirt experience? They can...

Is she a road rider? No dirt experience? They can be the toughest converts but you never know until you get them on the dirt.

My ex wife was scared at first, partly because her dumbass husband...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

2 grand and no crankset? I'm way out of touch.

2 grand and no crankset? I'm way out of touch.
12-06-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 888
Posted By big john

I always use the analog low pressure gauge on the...

I always use the analog low pressure gauge on the low pressure tires. I wouldn't think a digital readout was more accurate just because it's digital, more that a new compressor might have a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

It has it's plusses. ...

It has it's plusses.
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I'll do the slumming around here.

I'll do the slumming around here.
12-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By big john

I can't watch those videos. I know a lot of the...

I can't watch those videos. I know a lot of the roads he posts videos from. Extreme stuff.
12-05-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 888
Posted By big john

When I rode dirt bikes I used a compressor which...

When I rode dirt bikes I used a compressor which plugged into the car. I did have a floor pump as a back up. Never had any problem with the compressor. I did always use a separate low-pressure gauge...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I had to Google it.

I had to Google it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

A vacuum leak can make it idle faster unless it's...

A vacuum leak can make it idle faster unless it's a small leak near 1 cylinder. If it's a cable throttle you can tell if the IAC valve is working by starting without touching the throttle. It should...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

If it has electronic throttle clean the throttle...

If it has electronic throttle clean the throttle body. If it's a cable throttle the shaft bushings might be worn out and it might be binding or landing in a different spot sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I went to the club ride start and there were 3...

I went to the club ride start and there were 3 rides on offer, at least 3 that people were talking about doing. One of them went into the mountains, not super high, just 5400 feet at the highest...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

It's not all rainbows and unicorns. Need a new...

It's not all rainbows and unicorns. Need a new recliner. I'll settle for Tiagra level.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I put my rear end in it every day but the...

I put my rear end in it every day but the mechanism is worn out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

My recliner is messed up and it's really...

My recliner is messed up and it's really interfering with my nap schedule.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

"Sounds of Silence" by Disturbed.

"Sounds of Silence" by Disturbed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

And Piscopo as Sinatra doing "Ebony and Ivory"...

And Piscopo as Sinatra doing "Ebony and Ivory" with Eddie Murphy as Stevie Wonder.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

They're both great. SRV's is longer but doesn't...

They're both great. SRV's is longer but doesn't have vocals. There's also Clapton's version.

I thought of this cover by Robert Palmer and part of Duran Duran.
The Power Station - Get It On (Bang...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I got the pink slip, Daddy.

I got the pink slip, Daddy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Looks like there will be no Friday spin since...

Looks like there will be no Friday spin since it's drizzling all day. Hoping to do a nice ride tomorrow. I'm a rain wuss when it comes to the road so if it's still happening tomorrow I might ride off...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-efc47/images/stenci...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

Got a deuce. Wordle 531 2/6 ⬜🟨🟩🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got a deuce.
Wordle 531 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I wonder if those are the original tires? They...

I wonder if those are the original tires? They came with Mavic tires and tubes and I still have one of the tires in my car in case someone needs it.
Mine also came with freehub bodies for Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 48,292
Posted By big john

I think SL. Black bladed spokes. Broke a spoke at...

I think SL. Black bladed spokes. Broke a spoke at least once but the nipples pulled out of the rim 3 times. The first 2 times Mavic warrantied it for me but the third time they said no. I was in 1000...
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