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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

You won't catch me doing that!

You won't catch me doing that!
06-26-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 573
Posted By big john

Sugar River State Trail Mountain Bike Trail,...

Sugar River State Trail Mountain Bike Trail, Brodhead, Wisconsin (mtbproject.com) (https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7055004/sugar-river-state-trail)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

My second deuce. Wordle 372 2/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ ...

My second deuce.
Wordle 372 2/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,316
Posted By big john

I rode with a friend this morning from Chatsworth...

I rode with a friend this morning from Chatsworth to Thousand Oaks and back. We saw some riders but way fewer than a normal Saturday. Only saw 2 large groups.
I drank 5 large bottles and a 20oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Only 56 miles today with a bit of climbing. Just...

Only 56 miles today with a bit of climbing. Just 2 of us rode locally, our other regulars were heading for the beach or mountains and we didn't want to do any of the club rides. My friend wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Probably won't take the camera today. Supposed to...

Probably won't take the camera today. Supposed to be near 100 so I'm not sure how far we'll go.
06-25-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By big john

14,600 miles? I never did that. Did 12,000 when I...

14,600 miles? I never did that. Did 12,000 when I was younger.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

He's 61 now. I think he's been a sponsored rider...

He's 61 now. I think he's been a sponsored rider longer than anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Top 3 solo RAAM racers have finished. Nicole must...

Top 3 solo RAAM racers have finished. Nicole must have had a lot of trouble because she ended up third after leading most of the way. Coverage is sparse, almost non existent.
A friend was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I remember the game against the Giants when...

I remember the game against the Giants when Koufax was pitching to Juan Marichal, the high kicking Giant pitcher, and Marichal hit Dodger catcher Johnny Rosboro in the head with his bat. I guess he...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

lol when I first glanced at the pic I thought it...

lol when I first glanced at the pic I thought it was datlas!
I remember watching Koufax as a ute. When he got $125K for a year people were outraged. I think Drysdale got $100K.
Chevrolet gave...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I don't use any electronics, not even a...

I don't use any electronics, not even a speedometer since 2001. I've never been a fast climber but I have done a lot of climbing, at least 300,000 feet per year and sometimes more. I can ride by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 719
Posted By big john

It might be deceptive but that photo makes it...

It might be deceptive but that photo makes it look like the tire might hit the downtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Lucky guess. Wordle 370 3/6 ⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨 ⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨 ...

Lucky guess.
Wordle 370 3/6

⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Everyone is different. I know a guy who can run...

Everyone is different. I know a guy who can run 185 bpm for hours with no apparent ill effect. Others, like me, pay a price for red lining for decades.

From my experience the best way to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Looks like the solo winner for RAAM will finish...

Looks like the solo winner for RAAM will finish in a couple hours. Looks like it will be Alan Jefferson after he and Nicole Reist swapped the lead a couple times but she's an hour behind at last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I read that one sold for $6.8m in January and...

I read that one sold for $6.8m in January and there was the one that wasn't a production car which sold for $143m or something absurd.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

And now it could sell for, what, $2million?

And now it could sell for, what, $2million?
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,006
Posted By big john

Looks like the frame is in great shape!

Looks like the frame is in great shape!
06-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,209
Views: 824,135
Posted By big john

My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14...

My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14 or 15. He would take a few of us on a ride with a big bump where he could get the front wheels off the ground.

I had a 66 Corvair in my 30s, wish I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Nicole Reist is no longer leading RAAM:(

Nicole Reist is no longer leading RAAM:(
06-23-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,209
Views: 824,135
Posted By big john

Cool Corvair.

Cool Corvair.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

It reminded me of the little dog who ran in front...

It reminded me of the little dog who ran in front of me recently. I saw him on the right shoulder so I moved to the center of the lane. He saw me and started going to the right, then turned and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

https://twitter.com/Domestique___/status/153854239...

https://twitter.com/Domestique___/status/1538542390318874625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1538542390318874625%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stickybottle....
06-23-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,431
Posted By big john

Can you put the 30 tooth ring on that crank?...

Can you put the 30 tooth ring on that crank? These days there are lots of different bolt circles that we didn't have years ago, and even direct mount rings.
I expect you will shorten the chain a bit...
06-23-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,431
Posted By big john

I'm not clear on what bike/crankset you are...

I'm not clear on what bike/crankset you are riding but 2 friends had trouble dropping the chain on 1x set-ups and a shop recommended Wolf Tooth Drop Stop rings and neither one of them has dropped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Sounds delicious.

Sounds delicious.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

ok

ok
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Just bring a crystal ball.

Just bring a crystal ball.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

It's a touring bike. Notice the third bottle...

It's a touring bike. Notice the third bottle cage? It has a steel fork with eyelets for racks and fenders. And stupid canti brakes and a long wheelbase. I had mixed feelings about selling it but I...
06-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 573
Posted By big john

I drive to some of the riding areas in Southern...

I drive to some of the riding areas in Southern California. One of the great ones is 45 miles from home but I only go there a couple times per year. I can ride from home and do dirt roads or just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Back on the ride I climbed up this little hill...

Back on the ride I climbed up this little hill that I used to do after work.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/dam_ride_005_de55221ae453d8fcee1ca27d6285de1cb50e770d.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I took the mtb out for a cruise. I went into the...

I took the mtb out for a cruise. I went into the equestrian trail area to try and find a way across the huge river bottom There were black clouds in the distance and when I got home I heard a woman...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I thought about that when I saw the sign.They'd...

I thought about that when I saw the sign.They'd probably expect me to come in every day and work on cars, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

I can only imagine trying to think clearly after...

I can only imagine trying to think clearly after screaming descents in the rain, a long 8% climb, then chasing the last few k into the finish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,316
Posted By big john

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes...

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes start with around a gallon of water. A 70 oz Camelbak and 2 large bottles. When on the mtb I use a 100 oz Camelbak and I have paired that with one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Lucinda Brand won the Tour de Suisse after...

Lucinda Brand won the Tour de Suisse after American Kristen Faulkner fell off. Might have been closer had that not happened. Commenters are blaming disk brakes.
Jolanda Neff finished 5th. Not bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and...

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and wrist pain over the years. While I was still working I had to run hot water over my hands in the morning. Several years ago I kept a slab of gel inside my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall...

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall Nitto stem. It brought the bar up a few inches from where it was. I sold the bike last year....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

I just realized I responded to a different poster...

I just realized I responded to a different poster but the "light touch" on the bar thing still applies. How is your bike set up? Are you stretched out too much?
You should be able to ride with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

By the position of the saddle it seems the top...

By the position of the saddle it seems the top tube is too long for you. If you want to try and fix it up without spending a lot you could try a tall Nitto stem. A tall, short stem will bring the bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,316
Posted By big john

Yeah, most decent cf frames are going to be under...

Yeah, most decent cf frames are going to be under 3 pounds and the expensive ones are under 2 pounds, so you could save a pound with the swap. That S-Works Aethos frameset is $5500.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By big john

What are you riding now and what is the position...

What are you riding now and what is the position like?
06-21-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,006
Posted By big john

How about a picture or two?

How about a picture or two?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

Nicole Reist is still leading RAAM but it's...

Nicole Reist is still leading RAAM but it's closer than it was yesterday. She would be the second woman to win it if she can stay ahead for 700? more miles.
06-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 573
Posted By big john

I had one of those Rock Shox forks with the...

I had one of those Rock Shox forks with the little hole like a basketball where you put air into it. Later got a Manitou elastomer fork and I put a spring and damper kit in it.
I think it was 80mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

That might be the engine from a 911.

That might be the engine from a 911.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

That's exactly what I thought. The heat wasn't...

That's exactly what I thought. The heat wasn't too bad, actually. We cruised around Santa Clarita, did Sand Canyon to Placerita Canyon and over to Mentryville. It's a dead end canyon behind Stevenson...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

High 90s here today but we finished our ride at...

High 90s here today but we finished our ride at 1:00. A little climbing early and we stopped at a bagel store for a nosh. Came home and nodded off for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 125,694
Posted By big john

The exhaust system is bizarre. And does it really...

The exhaust system is bizarre. And does it really need two turbos?
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