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07-30-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
Posted By DiabloScott

We're all going to reach that point some day, if...

We're all going to reach that point some day, if we're lucky.
I often think about the day I'll be relegated to a stationary bike when I make my ride videos. I'll be able to re-live my glory days...
Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,324
Posted By DiabloScott

Even better when accompanied by my dog playing...

Even better when accompanied by my dog playing her squeaky donut... just a hair out of tune.
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloScott

Mercurochrome also is a great marker for...

Mercurochrome also is a great marker for injuries... kind of like a temporary tattoo that makes your cuts and scabs look even gnarlier. Cool stuff.
Now we got antibiotic ointment in little pouches...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By DiabloScott

Be sure to pay for the wifi and live stream the...

Be sure to pay for the wifi and live stream the plunge... you'll be famous!
07-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 576
Posted By DiabloScott

Six years I rode my commuter bike with presta...

Six years I rode my commuter bike with presta valves in Shrader holes just like that photo. Never once had a valve stem issue. Those little nuts are fine - they're just not as necessary as you think.
07-27-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By DiabloScott

Harold Brown - he was sentenced to two years and...

Harold Brown - he was sentenced to two years and I think did one. I know some folks that went to his sentencing. He almost didn't get caught at all, but the police did have a pretty good manhunt.
07-27-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 576
Posted By DiabloScott

It'll almost certainly be fine without any...

It'll almost certainly be fine without any adapters - especially if you're careful with removing the pump.
...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloScott

No, it evaporates and just leaves behind the...

No, it evaporates and just leaves behind the water. Nothing to worry about, all medical stuff has to have an expiration date. If you're not counting on 70%abv for some kind of lab experiment it...
07-27-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest just doing Diablo six times.

I suggest just doing Diablo six times.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 535
Posted By DiabloScott

Also don't need comp and collision on a car you...

Also don't need comp and collision on a car you own - calculated risk you can determine from your traffic history, but I've saved a lot of money not having it and keeping enough funds in the bank for...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 535
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, and I like buying used lease returns for...

Yeah, and I like buying used lease returns for cheap. Couple years old with high mileage is a good match for my vehicle needs.
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 667
Posted By DiabloScott

I had to go through this at least three times....

I had to go through this at least three times. The first time I wore a white shirt and when I left I was wearing the KOM shirt. After that I learned to wear an old T shirt in a dark color.

Looked...
07-25-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By DiabloScott

The nail likely damaged some of the cords in the...

The nail likely damaged some of the cords in the casing - if so, it'll continue to rip slowly and the rubber will pucker up. Even if it didn't, there will be a gap in the rubber that will collect...
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 667
Posted By DiabloScott

When my infection was at its worst, I had...

When my infection was at its worst, I had pustules all over my chest - the derms have a special tool to pop them and get out all the puss, but it hurts so much they first numbed me up with something...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 667
Posted By DiabloScott

I had ONE staph infection - it was S....

I had ONE staph infection - it was S. Lugdunensis, a little less common than MRSA or Aureus.
Mostly skin stuff, but then I got a high fever and the doc told my wife to get me to ER where they...
07-23-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By DiabloScott

I've done the Death Valley Century that starts in...

I've done the Death Valley Century that starts in Furnace Creek... it was in March so not as hot, but the wind was KILLER.
Also, shortest route sheet I've ever seen. Also, I can't believe that was...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By DiabloScott

I have 11th gen I5 on my laptop where I do all my...

I have 11th gen I5 on my laptop where I do all my financial stuff so I'm OK there. If Quicken requires W11 I'll have to update.
I've got several programs that I have to pay annual subscriptions for...
07-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,338
Posted By DiabloScott

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into...

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into the bike lane. Why do cars swerve?
Drunk or stoned
Distracted
Road hazard or avoiding something else
Bad driver
Medical issue
Mechanical issue...
07-22-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By DiabloScott

Looks just like my 1990 Corsa SL. This is a 55cm,...

Looks just like my 1990 Corsa SL. This is a 55cm, and yeah the serial number on yours is funky. Corsa Extra had more chrome, and 7-Eleven Team Issue had some other fancy bits.
...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 584
Posted By DiabloScott

Fun story - FAX machines of course very popular...

Fun story - FAX machines of course very popular late '90s. I used to get a lot of junk mail to refinance or whatever and they'd say "FAX your info to us at (xxx) yad-yada. I had a fax modem in my...
07-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By DiabloScott

If you inflate more than just a little shape...

If you inflate more than just a little shape without a tire, you kind of stretch the patch more than it will see inside a tire, so you might ruin a patch that would've held normally. Also, a slow...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,324
Posted By DiabloScott

I think a lot of people in here don't dance! ...

I think a lot of people in here don't dance!

Esto sí es bailando.

https://youtu.be/maShEST7IkI
07-21-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By DiabloScott

It's a good way to make sure your patch held, and...

It's a good way to make sure your patch held, and that you didn't miss a second puncture, and that you don't have a slow leak. I have little tags I put on my tubes for "patched not tested" and...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,258
Posted By DiabloScott

I have started keeping a few dollar bills in my...

I have started keeping a few dollar bills in my car door to hand out to the beggars at the intersections... makes me feel good (better than pretending I don't see them.)

There are a lot of...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By DiabloScott

By not patriotic I meant they had an easy time...

By not patriotic I meant they had an easy time "switching teams". There's a big difference between moving to some American compound in Baja where you pay security to keep the locals out, and moving...
07-20-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By DiabloScott

I'd wager there are hundreds of recommendations...

I'd wager there are hundreds of recommendations for exactly this situation over there.
07-20-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By DiabloScott

Yup - I have a hook where punctured tubes go, I...

Yup - I have a hook where punctured tubes go, I patch a half-dozen or so at a time. I have an extra wheel and tire to test the patches (full pressure holds for >1 day), and a hook for tubes that...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 584
Posted By DiabloScott

It used to be a sign of "established" New...

It used to be a sign of "established" New Yorkers... now it's a sign that you still have a land line.

I've had three different area codes in the same house - they keep making the areas smaller and...
07-20-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By DiabloScott

As far as busy intersections on fast roads,...

As far as busy intersections on fast roads, that's a pretty good one for bikes.

As for "stricken" yeah, it's a word, but it's more for like getting stricken with COVID... not for getting STRUCK by...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By DiabloScott

I've thought about it, but why? Taxes aren't...

I've thought about it, but why?

Taxes aren't bad enough.
Politics are bad, but worse elsewhere... I could see this becoming a factor though.
I still enjoy friends and family... that might also...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 584
Posted By DiabloScott

Inside your house, sure. But land line...

Inside your house, sure. But land line infrastructure is going to go away as revenue goes down and they don't want to maintain the lines.

True land lines, not VOIP fake land lines, are doomed. I...
07-19-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,193
Posted By DiabloScott

I thought he got hit by a car and died on a bike...

I thought he got hit by a car and died on a bike ride, but maybe I'm confusing him with someone else. Is he the guy who used to call "hooey" on everything?
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 584
Posted By DiabloScott

Ditched mine probably 15 years ago, but at least...

Ditched mine probably 15 years ago, but at least half of my cell phone calls is spam too... and a fourth of my text messages.

Probably 90% of my email.
07-17-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By DiabloScott

Death cancelled this morning. Riders and locals...

Death cancelled this morning. Riders and locals evacuated overnight for big fire.
07-16-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,099
Posted By DiabloScott

I've used Stan's in Vittoria with latex tubes......

I've used Stan's in Vittoria with latex tubes... no prob. Worked at least once... kind of... got me home at least.
Didn't work at least once.
...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,789
Views: 2,463,457
Posted By DiabloScott

Also his saddle is too low, probably so he won't...

Also his saddle is too low, probably so he won't hit his head on the top tube.
07-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By DiabloScott

They are getting harder and harder to find. I...

They are getting harder and harder to find.
I really wanted the Casseroll for my commuter but they'd stopped making it when I needed a new one.
Trek used to make one for a while and I got one just...
07-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By DiabloScott

I can think of a lot of problems with track ends...

I can think of a lot of problems with track ends and derailleurs.
Forward dropouts on FGSS play nicer with fenders.
07-12-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, you're expected to set a good example for all...

OK, you're expected to set a good example for all heart patients from now on.
07-12-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By DiabloScott

The 7-Eleven bikes post, the Klein history post,...

The 7-Eleven bikes post, the Klein history post, and the Breaking Away tribute post get the most visitors. I get a big kick out people from all over the world finding my blog and contacting me.
07-12-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't think I've ever replaced a rim strip...

I don't think I've ever replaced a rim strip unless I was rebuilding the whole wheel. Even then sometimes I reuse.
Although I have added a second strip on top of the first one to cure mystery flats...
07-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,644
Posted By DiabloScott

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped...

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped idolizing anybody in the entertainment industry.

Cav is set to beat one of EM's many records, that is not the same as comparing himself to EM and he...
07-12-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By DiabloScott

In the early years, Team 7-Eleven would sometimes...

In the early years, Team 7-Eleven would sometimes contract with local P-1-2s for the smaller events that they didn't want to send the whole team to. Those guys got the kit, but not the bikes.
Forum: Foo
07-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,789
Views: 2,463,457
Posted By DiabloScott

https://foxsanantonio.com/newsletter-daily/we-all-...

https://foxsanantonio.com/newsletter-daily/we-all-quit-burger-king-sign-goes-viral-after-workers-walk-out-of-nebraska-restaurant




I've had some jobs where we all talked about doing a similar...
07-12-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,099
Posted By DiabloScott

AFAIK, Vittoria never made a Paris Roubaix...

AFAIK, Vittoria never made a Paris Roubaix model... you're probably thinking Pavé... and the green sidewall is a badge of pride. I also really like the file tread pattern.
07-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By DiabloScott

I never understood that - I can't believe anyone...

I never understood that - I can't believe anyone ever saw a Murray bike in a race and then ran to K-mart to buy one. What did Murray get out of that sponsorship?

Also, shameless self-promotion,...
Forum: Foo
07-12-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,790
Posted By DiabloScott

Drafter error.

Drafter error.
07-10-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 84,386
Posted By DiabloScott

My hometown! I bought a Schwinn Le Tour there...

My hometown! I bought a Schwinn Le Tour there about 1973.
07-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By DiabloScott

What you're talking about is efficiency; in...

What you're talking about is efficiency; in essence the difference between produced power and delivered power, and that's a valid topic to explore.

But the OP's question was not about power or...
Forum: Foo
07-06-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 110,425
Posted By DiabloScott

Freaking cell phone carrier changes their billing...

Freaking cell phone carrier changes their billing formats every couple months, making it impossible to track fees.

Example - last month the "family access" fee was a lump sum, and this month it's...
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