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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,553
Posted By Bob Ross

qft

qft
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 158,423
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhcKzqjnzC0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhcKzqjnzC0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATY3-8PlCRw
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Snl
Views: 197
Posted By Bob Ross

If by "some years back" you mean ~45-50 I might...

If by "some years back" you mean ~45-50 I might agree with you...maybe.
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 199,500
Posted By Bob Ross

Was listening to this yesterday. From 1986....

Was listening to this yesterday. From 1986. Absolutely captivating!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=endxuPEg0lY
05-19-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,531
Posted By Bob Ross

Bandmates turned me on to Colin Stetson and Ex...

Bandmates turned me on to Colin Stetson and Ex Eye last night. This is freakin' awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkdHYTaEcsw
05-19-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,384
Posted By Bob Ross

Hmm... I'll agree that #4 was better than #3, but...

Hmm... I'll agree that #4 was better than #3, but #2 set a pretty high bar for engaging action/adventure, I'd much rather re-watch that for the Nth time than sit through the Sam Worthington one. How...
05-19-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Bob Ross

You may have missed the earlier post where...

You may have missed the earlier post where someone pointed out that riding two abreast makes your group half as long, and therefore allows the overtaking motor vehicles to pass you more quickly....
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,064
Views: 2,127,004
Posted By Bob Ross

Just learned Vangelis passed away, so listening...

Just learned Vangelis passed away, so listening to this track he co-wrote with Jon Anderson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcKN0XbCbU
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 542,145
Posted By Bob Ross

from a few years ago: ...

from a few years ago:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/trees_51196023dcdf126341aac0049769108e4a5cc605.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By Bob Ross

My Dad buys the pillow-sized bags of pistachios...

My Dad buys the pillow-sized bags of pistachios from Costco regularly. 5 lbs maybe? When the missus and I visit we have to physically restrain ourselves from devouring the entire bag in one sitting....
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By Bob Ross

Did you lease the automobile from Costco also?...

Did you lease the automobile from Costco also? Apparently they do that too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 517,089
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's a more recent picture of the same black...

Here's a more recent picture of the same black bike that I posted in this thread back in July 2011:
...
05-13-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 370,773
Posted By Bob Ross

Thread Drift: When I was in high school I was...

Thread Drift: When I was in high school I was involved in a lot of theater, and the producer of one of the shows I did told me "Your voice sounds exactly like whoever it is that does the...
05-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,384
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, it's streaming somewhere. I actually liked...

Yeah, it's streaming somewhere. I actually liked the most recent Matrix film better than the 2nd or 3rd in the franchise. Its literal sense of self-awareness was a clever enough device to make it...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bob Ross

I own a few very nice guitars, including a...

I own a few very nice guitars, including a gorgeous 1998 Paul Reed Smith CE24MT, but the ones that get played the most are a stupidly affordable Ibanez ArtCore AF-75, and an old Yamaha SE-200 that...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 193,336
Posted By Bob Ross

A day early, but this just popped into my head so...

A day early, but this just popped into my head so I had to go listen to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXBChDAfaqI

from 1977
05-11-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Bob Ross

It's always beer time, apparently: A cycling...

It's always beer time, apparently: A cycling couple -- husband & wife -- were killed in my neighborhood several weeks ago, struck from behind by a drunk driver who then fled the scene. (And was...
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 147,030
Posted By Bob Ross

Obscure Music Trivia time: The drummer who played...

Obscure Music Trivia time: The drummer who played on "I'll Be There For You" (aka the theme from Friends) as well as The Rembrandts' eponymous debut album was Pat Mastelotto, who had been the drummer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! I've been very fortunate to have spent the...

LOL! I've been very fortunate to have spent the last two winters in the high desert of Arizona, so been riding year-round. Then again, when I wintered in New York I rode year-round also, it's just...
05-09-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 251,677
Posted By Bob Ross

And now, nearly two years after first picking up...

And now, nearly two years after first picking up the book, I am still working my way through Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast And Slow !
I took 5 or 6 months away from it, just to clear my head....
05-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,143
Posted By Bob Ross

I binge-watched the first ~7 episodes of Season 1...

I binge-watched the first ~7 episodes of Season 1 of Ozark over the weekend and eventually concluded that this was yet another one of those When Bad Things Happen To (Not-So-)Good People scenarios...
05-09-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Bob Ross

Adjusting mechanical disc brakes

Some questions about mechanical (aka, fully cabled/wired, not hydraulic) disc brakes...specifically, TRP Spyre-C from 2018, in case that makes a difference.

- over time, the levers start to get a...
05-06-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 370,773
Posted By Bob Ross

I finally got around to watching the 2020...

I finally got around to watching the 2020 Disney-produced film of the 2015 Broadway musical Hamilton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(2020_film)). 8/10
maybe even 9/10


I love how the...
Forum: Southwest
05-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, since I wrote that I've gone on probably...

Yeah, since I wrote that I've gone on probably half a dozen CycleFit rides, and there's nothing even remotely Fred-like about them. I should probably edit my previous posts!

GABA is an interesting...
05-04-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Bob Ross

We can hang. :beer: Oh, my......

We can hang. :beer:




Oh, my... okay, maybe we can't hang. :(
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 158,423
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKhbaLyIFw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKhbaLyIFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_9UgrFGafM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By Bob Ross

Is this thread just for gloating? Right now...

Is this thread just for gloating?

Right now I'm in Tucson AZ where the temps have been in >70°F for several months now (and going up into the 90s this week), sunny, clear, it's only rained twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Bob Ross

My understanding is that Specialized introduced...

My understanding is that Specialized introduced the Armadillo Elites as a response to all the folks who complained that the original Armadillo tires rode like a garden hose. The Elites use the same...
04-17-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This. Some of the most chill rides I've ever...

^^^This. Some of the most chill rides I've ever been on were with racers on their recovery days. Those folks know when a ride is supposed to be easy!
04-16-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Bob Ross

I learned this Tough Love technique after wasting...

I learned this Tough Love technique after wasting an afternoon with a friend who was in your position: Now when a riding buddy with deep dish rims flats, the very first thing I ask him is "Do you...
04-15-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,311
Posted By Bob Ross

Apparently the new jockey wheels that I bought &...

Apparently the new jockey wheels that I bought & installed 7 or 8 years ago were installed backwards...which I only just learned this past year when I had the LBS do a full tune-up.
04-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 370,773
Posted By Bob Ross

The Hunter...

The Hunter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunter_(2011_Australian_film)) - 8/10

Engaging and subtly provocative, quiet and slow-moving without dragging, and uniquely gorgeous due to the locale...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Bob Ross

Back when my winter/foul weather training &...

Back when my winter/foul weather training & commuting bike was a 30-year old Japanese lugged steel race bike, I used Armadillo Elite tires (23c) on it. I owned that bike for a dozen years, put >2,000...
04-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,531
Posted By Bob Ross

Huh. My band Debris shared a bill with Present at...

Huh. My band Debris shared a bill with Present at a show in Pittsburgh PA circa 1998. I was looking forward to that show since I was familiar with the RIO scene yet didn't know any of Present's...
Forum: Foo
04-13-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 916
Posted By Bob Ross

EvaTone Sound Sheets!

EvaTone Sound Sheets!
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 916
Posted By Bob Ross

I haven't watched the video yet, but anyone who...

I haven't watched the video yet, but anyone who believes vinyl records are a "pure" medium doesn't understand how LPs are manufactured and how a turntable & phono cartridge work. My guess is they're...
04-05-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 370,773
Posted By Bob Ross

Real gluttons for punishment, the missus and I...

Real gluttons for punishment, the missus and I decided to watch the original last night: Mary Poppins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film))

2/10

I'm glad my recollection was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bob Ross

But if that were the case I would expect the BB...

But if that were the case I would expect the BB shell to be rusting also, no? It isn't, on either bike.
It's just that short stub of the down tube, below the S&S coupler but in front of the BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bob Ross

They do seem to be rusting from the inside...but...

They do seem to be rusting from the inside...but the question remains, how is the water getting in to the seat tube?*
And why isn't it just draining out of the bottom bracket drain hole?


*Not...
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Bob Ross

And sure enough, there is a huge trike population...

And sure enough, there is a huge trike population here in Tucson! I'll see more tadpole 'bents in a one hour ride in Tucson than I would in an entire summer cycling in the New York tri-state area.
04-02-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 370,773
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I were exhausted from having spent...

The missus and I were exhausted from having spent the evening building a new bed, so we decided to watch a movie that required zero brain cells, just an entertaining distraction:

Mary Poppins...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bob Ross

Carbon gives me a hardon. . . . ...

Carbon gives me a hardon.

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.
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(sorry, I got nothing for alloy...)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bob Ross

I can confirm: I had my 2010 S&S coupled bike...

I can confirm: I had my 2010 S&S coupled bike (originally built with mechanical Ultegra 6700) updated to SRAM eTap 11-speed in 2018, and boy-howdee does the wireless drivetrain make it a cinch to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,918
Posted By Bob Ross

fwiw I ordered a product from Poland in January...

fwiw I ordered a product from Poland in January of this year. FedEx showed it picked up on January 26th ...and then nothing, no movement, no status change, no estimated delivery date for over two...
03-30-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,531
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm a huge fan of Babbitt's music and I...

I'm a huge fan of Babbitt's music and I especially love the unique position -- both conceptually and sonically -- that "All Set" occupies in his oeuvre. Always thought it would be cool to issue a 45...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,659
Posted By Bob Ross

So in other words, it's not "the easiest place to...

So in other words, it's not "the easiest place to be"
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,659
Posted By Bob Ross

116 pages of nonsense!

116 pages of nonsense!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, if it were our top tubes I'd totally assume...

Yeah, if it were our top tubes I'd totally assume that was the cause (not that either of us sweat copiously, but it probably doesn't take a lot...). But the end of the downtube by the bottom bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bob Ross

Just a reminder that it's called "stainless...

Just a reminder that it's called "stainless steel" and not "stainproof steel" ...sadly it is not completely impervious to rust, just moreso than non-stainless steel.




Define "lots"? My wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! Speaking of the Universe, the antenna masts...

LOL! Speaking of the Universe, the antenna masts on the Voyager spacecraft -- which are both still in operation after 45 years travelling well in excess of 30,000mph -- are made of carbon fiber. I'm...
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