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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 05:35 PM
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Posted By datlas

Watching the Phillies in Venice Beach. Close...

Watching the Phillies in Venice Beach. Close game so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Back from my ride. A BIG thanks to big john for...

Back from my ride. A BIG thanks to big john for taking me through the canyons north of Malibu. He even gave me a ride back to our apartment and got to meet mrs datlas.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Put on trainer and practice.

Put on trainer and practice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 03:38 PM
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Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Guess where we went this afternoon! ...

Guess where we went this afternoon!


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Had a really mellow ride with the La Grange club...

Had a really mellow ride with the La Grange club today. Social pace. Planning for something more epic tomorrow. Plan to head for the hills, ideally with big john if we can work it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

When I first got my CX bike I did not have spd...

When I first got my CX bike I did not have spd pedals or shoes, so I just used my road pedals (look Keo 2 max pedals), it was ok on plain simple gravel/grass, but once I had to dismount and walk on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I really enjoyed iJenís presence here BITD. I...

I really enjoyed iJenís presence here BITD. I know she has not been here forever but would welcome an update if anyone knows how she is.

I donít do FB or any other social media. Just BF and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Do we know if Vol went away angry? Or did he...

Do we know if Vol went away angry? Or did he just go away?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

More fancy Porsches at the museum than you can...

More fancy Porsches at the museum than you can count.

Here is an example:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

We took the bus(es) into LA to see the Petersen...

We took the bus(es) into LA to see the Petersen Auto Museum. It’s lovely but getting hot (95F) so heading west to Venice beach where it’s in the 70’s.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Yes. Daughter #2 is a student at University for...

Yes. Daughter #2 is a student at University for Spoiled Children. I have not seen her since she was home for spring break in March.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Had a modest little ride this morning. One of...

Had a modest little ride this morning. One of the clubs has a 6:30AM ride, I had to leave at 6 to get there, it was very dark. Luckily my front light is bright enough and by the ride start it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Ditto for Phillies/fish, next is Atlanta.

Ditto for Phillies/fish, next is Atlanta.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Are you roasting a bunny or similar over that for...

Are you roasting a bunny or similar over that for dinner?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

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

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I am not quite that old. Yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Nah. I nudged it about 5mm forward. Good enough.

Nah. I nudged it about 5mm forward. Good enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I know. Thatís why I really benefit from a...

I know. Thatís why I really benefit from a custom made-to-measure frame.

I am still a smidge too stretched out on the setup as is, I am considering moving the saddle forward but that will ruin...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Bike acquisition competed. It’s got Claris 2 x 8...

Bike acquisition competed. It’s got Claris 2 x 8 but tuned well so shifts ok. Has mediocre brakes that make me cringe a bit. The fit is not too far off my 58cm Roubaix, which means not great but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Going to get the rental. Pics to follow.

Going to get the rental. Pics to follow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Same, but 32 years ago.

Same, but 32 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I called the bike rental place and now they say...

I called the bike rental place and now they say no problem they have a 58cm CAAD for me. Fingers crossed, I go there in a few hours.

In the meantime, proof we took the Big Blue Bus. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Itís the blue bus. The blue bus is calling...

Itís the blue bus.

The blue bus is calling us. Driver, where are you taking us?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I will try the bike. If all else fails ask for a...

I will try the bike. If all else fails ask for a refund and start search for another bike. We just touched down at LAX. Gonna take the bus to our apartment in Santa Monica.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Agree it can be done. Not easily.

Agree it can be done. Not easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Oh boy. I got a voicemail last night from the...

Oh boy. I got a voicemail last night from the bike shop. Says they are having “issues” with the CAAD 58cm I reserved and are hoping I can use their 61cm. I will see how it goes but even if I flip the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Made it through TSA but had to sacrifice the two...

Made it through TSA but had to sacrifice the two Chobani yogurts mrs datlas brought for our breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

We arrived at PHL, masked. I estimate mask usage...

We arrived at PHL, masked. I estimate mask usage to be in the 1-2% range. Long line at security.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

qft

qft
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Hey TMonk best advice is either put your cycling...

Hey TMonk best advice is either put your cycling on hold for a couple of years....or stick with Zwift.

Your family matters more than your cycling. Especially at this stage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Is that an apple tree? What variety?? We...

Is that an apple tree? What variety??

We have a couple Fuji's, I picked a few apples earlier this week, they are crisp and sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I wonder if I should do the "Big Lebowski Tour"...

I wonder if I should do the "Big Lebowski Tour" while I am there....

https://wikitravel.org/en/The_Big_Lebowski_Tour
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

No. Prefer Trader Joe's over Whole...

No.



Prefer Trader Joe's over Whole Paycheck, but there is not one close to where will be staying this time. IDK about two-buck upchuck as Pennsylvania does not allow wine sales in most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Agree most people don't walk in LA, but we are...

Agree most people don't walk in LA, but we are not most people.

We do a lot of walking when we are there. It's not bad but you sometimes have to hopscotch over the homeless folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

You thought it was Indy?? :lol:

You thought it was Indy?? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

The apartment we are renting for a week in LA is...

The apartment we are renting for a week in LA is only a 5 minute walk from a Whole Foods.

I think I know where we will be doing our food shopping.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Feel the same about bikes? :innocent:

Feel the same about bikes?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

If you read the instructions on most hot water...

If you read the instructions on most hot water heaters, they tell you to drain/refill the tank every year to prolong its life.

I don't think we EVER do that. And I suspect most people don't. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Last day of work today. Heading to LA tomorrow,...

Last day of work today. Heading to LA tomorrow, super early 6AM departure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

As a medical cannabis certifier in my state, I do...

As a medical cannabis certifier in my state, I do tell my patients that if they choose to try edibles/gummies from other states/sources, the pharmacology of the absorption is such that there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

No Jackie in recent paintings. Artistic license.

No Jackie in recent paintings. Artistic license.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

I am able to certify patients for medical...

I am able to certify patients for medical cannabis in my state. It does seem to help some people, but its effects are typically accompanied by some sedation so best used in the evening/bedtime.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Monday is art studio day for mrs datlas. ...

Monday is art studio day for mrs datlas. Inspired by our backyard deck.


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Thatís not drugs, thatís medicine.

Thatís not drugs, thatís medicine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Agree it's not necessary. I was pointing...

Agree it's not necessary.

I was pointing this out just in case you needed an excuse for more. It happens around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

You could easily fit two more bikes in that space...

You could easily fit two more bikes in that space if you stagger them (bars down for the two additions).

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Yeah, we definitely want to drive there someday...

Yeah, we definitely want to drive there someday and go hiking. Maybe she can drop me off with my bike on the West side so I can at least do the hillclimb once. When we ride to the site, we never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

You seem awfully competitive. Too bad you...

You seem awfully competitive.

Too bad you missed out on the KOM this week.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

We climbed up from the East. I am guessing...

We climbed up from the East. I am guessing thatís the easier approach but I donít know.

Itís my 4th time riding there and second time this year.

Approaching from the West side might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,247
Posted By datlas

Pic from yesterdayís century ride up to Hawk...

Pic from yesterdayís century ride up to Hawk Mountain. It was a good group:




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