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02-26-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,819
Posted By calamarichris

The best part of being an old chubster, is not...

The best part of being an old chubster, is not caring if you look stupid.
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The Mondrian is my usual...
02-25-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 244
Posted By calamarichris

https://content.motosport.com/images/items/large/P...

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Honda Spray Cleaner Polish. It's like furniture polish for motorcycles. Stuff is magic.
And if you have to leave your bike in...
02-25-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By calamarichris

"A hostile person lives in a hostile world. A...

"A hostile person lives in a hostile world.
A loving person lives in a loving world,
Everyone you meet is your mirror," -Ken Keyes
02-24-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,049
Posted By calamarichris

That was after they paved the road all the way to...

That was after they paved the road all the way to the top from the North. I've hiked up Barr Trail at least a dozen times, which is also no slouch. That's a tough climb. Good on you for making it!...
02-23-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By calamarichris

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/13/ac/3b13aca064...

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02-23-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,049
Posted By calamarichris

I was stationed at Fort Carson for three years...

I was stationed at Fort Carson for three years and I've pedaled up Pikes Peak three times. 8D Pretty cool when your lips and fingertips turn blue from lack of oxygen. Also, it's very difficult to...
02-23-24, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,784
Views: 339,417
Posted By calamarichris

Saharizona: when it's not too hot there, it's too...

Saharizona: when it's not too hot there, it's too cold.
I'm just glad the Sarazonan RVs quit flying the Confederate flags. Still see a drumpf flag once in a while though. Tards gonna tard.
02-22-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By calamarichris

P.S. This is some Live, Laugh, Love stuff right...

P.S. This is some Live, Laugh, Love stuff right here.
02-22-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By calamarichris

Bikes themselves are the best kind of bike art....

Bikes themselves are the best kind of bike art. Park them up against the wall or hang them.
Art imitates life, But Life imitates art better,

Except for my framed Hinault Renault Braveault poster....
02-22-24, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By calamarichris

Aka asphalt camouflage. Perfect choice.

Aka asphalt camouflage. Perfect choice.
02-22-24, 02:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By calamarichris

I would argue that they much looked less alike...

I would argue that they much looked less alike before they were all asphalt-camouflage with carbon-fibre (also the same colour as asphalt) parts.
But that's just like my opinion, man.
(And when did...
02-22-24, 02:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By calamarichris

Nothing borderline about it. I'm ashamed this...

Nothing borderline about it. I'm ashamed this thread ever appeared. Their gender and attractiveness level should not affect your reaction. WTF people?
No weirdness: if they need help, help them . If...
02-22-24, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,519
Posted By calamarichris

Beautiful, but my favorite will always be the...

Beautiful, but my favorite will always be the Team Stuttgart colors, which eventually became T-Mobile. I have a road bike that's about a cm too small and a track version about a cm too large. It's...
02-22-24, 12:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By calamarichris

Pretty simple actually. Just treat them like men:...

Pretty simple actually. Just treat them like men:
If they need help, help them.
If they don't need help, ride on.
You can wave and smile to everyone, including BMX or E-bike kids, even...
02-20-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By calamarichris

Lotta mean people on the internet today. I...

Lotta mean people on the internet today. I promise I'm not the upper crust. I'm barely the bottom slime. Only curious.
02-20-24, 04:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By calamarichris

Now that think further on it, it's probably...

Now that think further on it, it's probably because everything Shimano's done since 7800 has been a disgusting embarrassment.

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02-20-24, 02:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By calamarichris

Why No Shimano 50th Anniversary Group?

Campagnolo did it and it was gorgeous with the little gold bits and all.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1zQAAOSwWUFlTQbe/s-l1600.jpg

Shimano's 25th Anniversary 9-speed group was even prettier....
02-18-24, 11:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,557
Posted By calamarichris

More of a cherry or blueberry Tart man, myself,...

More of a cherry or blueberry Tart man, myself, but I like the cut o your jib, sailor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnpy3cC673o
02-18-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By calamarichris

Dooodooodooodooodoodoooodooooooo, Frejus is just...

Dooodooodooodooodoodoooodooooooo, Frejus is just alright, woah-yeah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwbGjzF3mB0
02-18-24, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By calamarichris

Once I was riding the latter half of a...

Once I was riding the latter half of a self-century across Camp Pendleton when a fierce, dry Santa Ana wind came up. I'd drank at least a gallon of water that day, so I was a little confused that my...
02-18-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,784
Views: 339,417
Posted By calamarichris

Happy birthday, Old Sport. Keep riding strong. ...

Happy birthday, Old Sport. Keep riding strong.
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02-18-24, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By calamarichris

I'm in the same boat. A full NOS OEM Superbe Pro...

I'm in the same boat. A full NOS OEM Superbe Pro group I intended to build up on a Look Hinault frame, mostly to piss off the C-Record traditionalists. I gave that frame away, and it looks like the...
02-18-24, 06:23 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 21,315
Posted By calamarichris

Do you know how much I earnestly love you? All?...

Do you know how much I earnestly love you? All? Hang in there. It'll be beautiful soon. It's not beautiful for bicycle riding now, but it's still beautiful for other things. Take a walk in the rain...
02-18-24, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By calamarichris

Just take the frame into Ace and you'll be able...

Just take the frame into Ace and you'll be able to tell immediately if it fits or not. It's not like they're going to charge you for the frame.
I did this with my 1986 Schwinn Peloton, (found...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By calamarichris

Maurizio! ...

Maurizio!
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02-17-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By calamarichris

Anyone else's mind go here? ...

Anyone else's mind go here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIuYQ_4TcXg&t=187s

Now it's time for a breakdown....
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda...
02-17-24, 01:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

Yeah, because the ads on the right margin with...

Yeah, because the ads on the right margin with buxom, non-white women in skin-tight dresses aren't sexist enough. 8D
02-16-24, 09:38 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

In that case, I apologize. I've seen crows (smart...

In that case, I apologize. I've seen crows (smart little corvidae that they are) gang up on red tail hawks in my region. I see a murder in my sky every evening in fact. Where they go? I dunno, just...
02-16-24, 09:21 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

My mistake. I drunkenly and unknowingly stumbled...

My mistake. I drunkenly and unknowingly stumbled into this no-man's-land. Please resume your cyberspace combat and consider me Switzerland. I think you're both great, and have great ideas. It pains...
02-16-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

Here's my like anyway. Suck it. 8D

Here's my like anyway. Suck it. 8D
02-16-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

Oh man. It just so happens that I have an...

Oh man. It just so happens that I have an Opafiets from the 1980s Netherlands that has drum brakes and the Three-Speed Sturmey-Archer gears!
No lie. It's a Locomotief Populaire, and the drum brakes...
02-16-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

Unexpected precision. Two decades since I'd even...

Unexpected precision. Two decades since I'd even heard his name. Deservedly.
Funny as a kick in the crotch. (Yargh, my groin!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqRQUHavttI
02-16-24, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

White people ride bikes to look even whiter....

White people ride bikes to look even whiter. Non-white people ride bikes to enjoy themselves and boost fitness.

This is a fun game. I'm enjoying myself. We should treat it more like Madlibs:
...
02-16-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

Hey now, you're being ageist. 8D ...

Hey now, you're being ageist. 8D

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02-16-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,557
Posted By calamarichris

I like oats, and especially muesli with a few...

I like oats, and especially muesli with a few drops of real maple syrup. And thick, strong, mild-roast coffee. Sometimes the caffeine content of the mild-roast would have me dripping sweat and...
02-16-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,784
Views: 339,417
Posted By calamarichris

Only way those pics could be better is if you'd...

Only way those pics could be better is if you'd set the timer and been in the picture yourself. (Minus glasses.)
Thank you for sharing your experience.
02-16-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By calamarichris

fill in the sexism guys ride bikes to have an...

fill in the sexism guys ride bikes to have an excuse to shave their legs; girls ride bikes to enjoy themselves and stay fit, because their legs are already shorn.
02-16-24, 02:34 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

As long as we're all a bunch of old dudes wagging...

As long as we're all a bunch of old dudes wagging our tongues, one thing that makes hydraulic disk brakes seem abrupt is the light weight of bycycles. I've done stoppies (reverse wheelies) on...
02-15-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,723
Posted By calamarichris

As one with thousands of miles on both the Dura...

As one with thousands of miles on both the Dura Ace C23s and C50s, I must agree.
I never noticed much of a detriment while climbing on the C50s, but during flat/level riding, it was a lot easier to...
02-15-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you for saying what we were all thinking....

Thank you for saying what we were all thinking. The Shimano XTRs in 2012 I got had the longer levers, which I found on Dutch/Euro Ebay, because they weren't available anywhere in the States. Had them...
02-14-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By calamarichris

Lawyer lips. You're thankful for lawyer lips?...

Lawyer lips. You're thankful for lawyer lips? Man, I Dremel them $#it$ off and trust myself to tighten the QR sufficiently.
02-14-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,097
Posted By calamarichris

With the boring civil society bubble that we all...

With the boring civil society bubble that we all live in, that's the kind of tragedy and beauty that makes sports remotely interesting. I hope he landed on his feet. (Ah crud, I'm being boring again.)
02-14-24, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By calamarichris

Childish. SMH. POS.

Childish. SMH. POS.
02-13-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,280
Posted By calamarichris

Oh man, this is taking me back. One of my...

Oh man, this is taking me back. One of my favorite rides when I was a kid living in Walnut/Diamond Bar was to ride through City of Industry and catch SGRT somewhere up around the dam, ride it down to...
02-12-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,097
Posted By calamarichris

I'm sorry you didn't see it. The rest of us knew...

I'm sorry you didn't see it. The rest of us knew it the whole time. What he, his legal team, and what his fanbois did to Lemond, the Andreaus, and others... repugnant.
A decade before the Oprah...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By calamarichris

Because throwing bikes off cliffs is what riders...

Because throwing bikes off cliffs is what riders do?
I once snapped a Felt CF frame sprinting across lanes to make a left-turn in traffic. They honored the warranty, but I never trusted the...
02-11-24, 12:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,976
Posted By calamarichris

Haha, I was a young Spec-4 in the Army who'd just...

Haha, I was a young Spec-4 in the Army who'd just gotten promoted to USCF Cat-3 before PCSing to Europe. I thought I was pretty hot stuff. Greg Lemond hadn't yet had his comeback after the shooting,...
02-10-24, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris

Cooperation > Competition. This is the way....

Cooperation > Competition. This is the way. :thumb:
02-09-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris

As long as you don't mind showing up shiny and...

As long as you don't mind showing up shiny and sitting in your own buttsweat all day long; two riders + one road = race.
02-08-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,976
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks. Glad to hear you're still climbin and...

Thanks. Glad to hear you're still climbin and thrivin at 70. Some of the best days of my life were spent on that mountain.
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