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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

got my hands on a book about locally made bikes. ...

got my hands on a book about locally made bikes. Right from 1869 to the present. We had quite the bike building industry.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20,270
Views: 4,567,174
Posted By gnome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

decided to remove a hedge. the old fence, while...

decided to remove a hedge. the old fence, while ugly is still sound and it gives me less damn bushes to maintain. After several hours I'm part way done and have a huge pile of branches for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

That's chalk and cheese. It must have felt...

That's chalk and cheese. It must have felt amazing to go from the land yacht to the Citroen even though the DS would lean/roll as much as the land yacht in the corners.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

well that didn't go as planned. I was supposed...

well that didn't go as planned. I was supposed to do a weekend hike. We got to the start and start walking. It's a little breezy but not too bad. we start climbing a ridge after lunch. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

You get used to windy. It's relatively easy to...

You get used to windy. It's relatively easy to deal with. just keep pedalling You may go a bit slower than usual. at least it isn't steep hills. I'm allergic to those.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

my cycling mileage for the year to date is a mere...

my cycling mileage for the year to date is a mere 2,570km to date. not bad for a commuter. lousy for a serious cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

I do most of my grocery shopping by foot. ...

I do most of my grocery shopping by foot. sometimes I go by bike when I have a lot to carry. of course it is just me and the cat. I do go several times per week though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

no beer. or cider if you prefer. nor chocolate....

no beer. or cider if you prefer. nor chocolate. still missing some of the essentials.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Cougars? or teh feline ones?

Cougars? or teh feline ones?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Tasty looking nightcap. I may have to get a...

Tasty looking nightcap. I may have to get a bottle myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

You do know those are mutually exclusive. A free...

You do know those are mutually exclusive. A free range chook is an omnivore. It'll eat anything from grains, seeds, leafy greens, bugs, to possibly even small rodents. It may be fed only vegetarian...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

My weight has crept up a bit more than I'd like...

My weight has crept up a bit more than I'd like recently. my diet is ok (possibly). not great, not terrible either. my portion control is probably a little off. It's the snacks, and the alcohol...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

more like an unplanned glide. or dive in the...

more like an unplanned glide. or dive in the worse case. helicopters plummet. you stand more chances of surviving an unplanned glide than trying to auto-rotate a helicopter down.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

yes. take offs are optional. landing...

yes.



take offs are optional. landing is compulsory.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. ...

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. nice easy track although the wind was a little vigorous and lazy. 13km on day one, 17.5km on day two. about 650m height gain each day. Nice hut to stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

made the mistake of going grocery shopping while...

made the mistake of going grocery shopping while hungry. found some stroopwafels. thought I'd try them. damn. they are like crack. that pack isn't going to last the day. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

You don't have to land a plane, and have it be...

You don't have to land a plane, and have it be still useable afterwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

I don't keep record of my crashes when cycling. ...

I don't keep record of my crashes when cycling. I only remember the one where cars hit me or that were particularly embarrassing. I can remember a total of about 8 crashes in about 20 odd years of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Used to.* Since we closed our borders to all but...

Used to.* Since we closed our borders to all but a few of our citizens, passenger flights between the US and NZ have all but stopped. I guess the USPS can't afford or doesn't want to hire or buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Got an email from the supplier of the stove I...

Got an email from the supplier of the stove I ordered. It has been returned to them by USPS. no stove for me. at least the seller refunded my money very promptly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

want. of course by the time it was shipped here...

want. of course by the time it was shipped here it would cost triple that. And then there is the inspections and costs to get it road legal here. you only need one kidney right?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

the horn is just your last warning. it means the...

the horn is just your last warning. it means the train driver has seen you but if you don't move it's too late. he's not stopping before he hits you, even if he slams on the emergency brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

:( sorry about the bike. glad you are ok enough...

:( sorry about the bike. glad you are ok enough to post about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

congratulations on the anniversiary datlas .

congratulations on the anniversiary datlas .
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

My previous cat would sometimes eat mice (and the...

My previous cat would sometimes eat mice (and the occasional rat) and sometimes not. If it escaped then she'd soon loose interest and I have to set traps for the pest. Other times she'd devour them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

The "contest" and rules were your idea. you do...

The "contest" and rules were your idea. you do all the damn work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

because their education was too poor to include...

because their education was too poor to include basic maths?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

nope. Only the back lawn and the berm. I've...

nope. Only the back lawn and the berm. I've still got the front lawn to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

oof. slightly overdid it on the weekend. 60km...

oof. slightly overdid it on the weekend. 60km of cycling followed by 2 1/2 hours of lawnmowing on Saturday. Nice tiring 22km hike up a mountain and back on Sunday. very stiff today and my quads...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

oof. I need to do more cycling. went to get...

oof. I need to do more cycling. went to get coffee at a not so local cafe. had a moderate headwind there. took a slight detour home and even with the tailwind most of the way home I still feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

It is. Afternoon even. only 2 more hours of...

It is. Afternoon even. only 2 more hours of work to the weekend. And it's sunny and warm. I may just have to take the long way home tonight if the winds remain light. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Waiting on a hiking stove to come from the US....

Waiting on a hiking stove to come from the US. It's being shipped by USPS. On 4th Oct USPS said it was suspending mail to NZ. My last tracking update was that it was processed through a international...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

incorrect. it is only dangerous if you are too...

incorrect. it is only dangerous if you are too stupid to not use lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

ugh. restrictive covenants. only thing worse...

ugh. restrictive covenants. only thing worse than a HOA. thankfully my there are neither a HOA or covenants for my house.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

obviously they don't fit in the other...

obviously they don't fit in the other shed/mud-room
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

my condolences. how evil, incompetent, prying or...

my condolences. how evil, incompetent, prying or just plain stupid is your HOA?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

Saw the highlights of both the men's and women's...

Saw the highlights of both the men's and women's Paris Roubaix. Looked like a really hard day on the bike. the pros are proper tough. even the women's race average speed is about as fast as I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

cropping is your friend.

cropping is your friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

It's necro if you go back and post in it. if...

It's necro if you go back and post in it. if enough people do it, it reanimates. then it's a zombie.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8,646
Views: 111,619
Posted By gnome

If you're going to run tyres that expensive you...

If you're going to run tyres that expensive you should run at least one brake. skidding those ones will really, really hurt the wallet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

Oof. nasty. and of course that smoke obscures...

Oof. nasty. and of course that smoke obscures the number plate. Even my old van with it's worn late 1980s diesel isn't that bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

So how many bikes would that pay for?

So how many bikes would that pay for?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

sounds like time for an e-bike for you then.

sounds like time for an e-bike for you then.
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,273
Posted By gnome

I've got the two person version of that Asian...

I've got the two person version of that Asian tent. Mine's branded Flames Creed. It came with a groundsheet. I've used it for several nights in different terrain on several hiking trips. It works...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

common cooking term. because it is a simple...

common cooking term. because it is a simple syrup; both in terms of ingredients and method. one part sugar, one part water. heat until sugar is dissolved. cook on a very low heat to avoid turning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 182,316
Posted By gnome

om nom nom.

om nom nom.
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