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02-24-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,054
Posted By Rick_D

Jeez, ouch, then ouch of another kind--listening...

Jeez, ouch, then ouch of another kind--listening to those darn neighbor kids out frolicking during summer vaycay, from your Barcalounger.

Well, at the tunnel's end you should be in better shape...
02-24-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By Rick_D

Heh. "I asked around the office" is kind of a...

Heh. "I asked around the office" is kind of a tell.

The judges would also accept "My colleagues, in a rare consensus, assert the Garmin Forerunner keeps more accurate time than a Patek Philippe."
02-23-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,054
Posted By Rick_D

My Davidson, looking presentable. Color not quite...

My Davidson, looking presentable. Color not quite right--a bit of orange in the red not displaying here....
02-22-24, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Rick_D

I have a challenge: post this photo on the Ebike...

I have a challenge: post this photo on the Ebike forum asking if anybody knows of a replacement battery.

As to the OP bike, what a lovely hunk of eye candy. So many unique touches.
02-22-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Rick_D

As if they read my soul before I was even born....

As if they read my soul before I was even born. (Not claiming to be well-balanced BTW.)
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Rick_D

Seems lacking esthetically, like it's has a...

Seems lacking esthetically, like it's has a panache-ectomy. How much sweat and equity to bring that back? Frame should be great. I had the lesser cousin Campione D'Italia, probably the '81, which was...
02-17-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,996
Posted By Rick_D

Syd Barrett had one. ...

Syd Barrett had one.
https://youtu.be/POlaR26dD1Y?si=SgZsno8yQKg6ULr9
02-15-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Rick_D

It is to laugh. A moped is whatever your local...

It is to laugh. A moped is whatever your local jurisdiction says is a moped. Here, they're regulated by state DMV, must be registered (meaning they have a VIN) and licensed, and display a license...
02-14-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,831
Posted By Rick_D

Oh man, good luck. I'm apt to set a tool down...

Oh man, good luck. I'm apt to set a tool down "temporarily" not in the toolbox, then not think about it again until I need it two months later. Find, or buy another? This is how I end up with...
02-13-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Rick_D

In California, a moped is one thing and a Class 2...

In California, a moped is one thing and a Class 2 ebike is a different thing. I suspect that's true in many jurisdictions.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,659
Posted By Rick_D

EVERY hobby has its obsessives who want the...

EVERY hobby has its obsessives who want the latest cutting edge stuff. Then there are those who "settle" for the generation immediately prior, or the 2nd tier of the current line. In road bikes that...
02-11-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,891
Posted By Rick_D

Neighbors had a GHO perch in their tree, escaping...

Neighbors had a GHO perch in their tree, escaping a flock of harassing crows. It remained until sundown and I managed to get some pics, despite it being quite far off the ground. I don't believe they...
02-10-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,891
Posted By Rick_D

On arriving home, "Do you remember how you always...

On arriving home, "Do you remember how you always wanted an alligator purse?"
02-10-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,891
Posted By Rick_D

From the American River levee I spotted...

From the American River levee I spotted splashing, large, near the opposite shore. Seeing gulls swooping I stopped to watch and a sea lion surfaced, holding a fish. The show went on for 5-10 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 524,098
Posted By Rick_D

"Please note: the Staff Team-Bonding Picnic has...

"Please note: the Staff Team-Bonding Picnic has been postponed. Watch for a new date on the social calendar."...
02-09-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,706
Posted By Rick_D

Now do one for a 1973 4bd 2ba Cupertino ranch. :-)

Now do one for a 1973 4bd 2ba Cupertino ranch. :-)
02-09-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By Rick_D

Having received from, but not shipped by...

Having received from, but not shipped by Bikeflights. I'm impressed.

As described, one can drop a bike off at an affiliate shop who will pack it, then Bikeflights picks up and transports. Or, BF...
02-09-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 82,529
Views: 13,886,239
Posted By Rick_D

Wow, that's an entire boomer life liquidation. I...

Wow, that's an entire boomer life liquidation. I say that as a fellow traveler.
02-05-24, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,831
Posted By Rick_D

Judges would also accept "learning curb."...

Judges would also accept "learning curb." :-)
02-04-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 82,529
Views: 13,886,239
Posted By Rick_D

Sigh. (OTOH, not right now! Holy heck is the wind...

Sigh. (OTOH, not right now! Holy heck is the wind howling.)
02-04-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,831
Posted By Rick_D

Last weekend on a ride while bunny-hopping some...

Last weekend on a ride while bunny-hopping some debris I unclipped one shoe. As I smashed the wedding tackle on the seat the pedal swung into my leg, gashing it open. That was a terrible, not good...
02-01-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,854
Posted By Rick_D

As a boomer let me respond to the op-ed: Okay,...

As a boomer let me respond to the op-ed: Okay, boomer.

Retrogrouch is a remarkably easy path and requires nothing more than airing of grievances. That's what Festivus is for.
01-31-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,582
Posted By Rick_D

Don't know if I'm unique or common on this, but I...

Don't know if I'm unique or common on this, but I have a few.

Had two working bikes--my commuter and the fun road bike--then the commuter needed service that was delayed awaiting parts. Commuted...
01-31-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,436
Posted By Rick_D

Season's biggest storms arrive, starting today....

Season's biggest storms arrive, starting today. Will be an interesting next few days, with lots of rain and high winds. Stay as dry as you can!
[QUOTE]CNNThe first in a potent pair of atmospheric...
01-22-24, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rick_D

Have bunny-hopped a few of those bad boys, and/or...

Have bunny-hopped a few of those bad boys, and/or gopher snakes it's hard to tell sometimes and I'm not turning around for a second go.

When they span the path and then some, it's a real...
01-20-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,436
Posted By Rick_D

This winter in Calif has been nothing like 22-23,...

This winter in Calif has been nothing like 22-23, we're at 50% of average snowpack for the date. Encouraging to see running water at all.

The snowpack numbers should be much improved a week from...
01-19-24, 02:40 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,289
Posted By Rick_D

You're not kidding that's work! Respect. We...

You're not kidding that's work! Respect.
We have open grate decks on a few Delta bridges and diamond plate on some others. There's crossing them, then there's crossing when wet, which is a whole...
01-18-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 48,394
Posted By Rick_D

That can only mean it's going to make your bike...

That can only mean it's going to make your bike faster, too! ;)
01-17-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,289
Posted By Rick_D

Our newest bike bridge is no technological beauty...

Our newest bike bridge is no technological beauty but a needed link in the new pathway under construction. Check out the roaring ditch water!
Due to open this year, path is mostly rideable already...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,719
Posted By Rick_D

Is the most unexpected bit to me as well. But...

Is the most unexpected bit to me as well. But with two lights, the combo strikes me as the better option in that case but we've also gone from two permutations to four. I'll back slowly away from the...
01-11-24, 01:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 48,394
Posted By Rick_D

Pretty! Rivet? Bike's not bad, either. :-)...

Pretty! Rivet?
Bike's not bad, either. :-) Paint and that leather color complement one another well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rick_D

Happy to learn this, didn't know they made an SPD...

Happy to learn this, didn't know they made an SPD line. Shiny!
01-05-24, 03:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,562
Posted By Rick_D

People hate bicyclists, and the older they are...

People hate bicyclists, and the older they are the hotter the hate. Self-propelled, electric, steam-driven matters not, they DO NOT WANT YOU CLOGGING THEIR STREETS WITH YOUR DUMB PEDALED DEVICES.
...
01-01-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,002
Posted By Rick_D

Electric CF bikes with waxed chains is my...

Electric CF bikes with waxed chains is my suggestion for the new year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Rick_D

My aged Edge 820 communicates with my SRAM...

My aged Edge 820 communicates with my SRAM wireless drivetrain, displaying the current gear values and selected cog on a rear cluster graphic. I'd guess the newest 840 will do that and power meter...
12-30-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Rick_D

IDK but could H07 mean August 2007? Good...

IDK but could H07 mean August 2007?

Good sleuthing!
12-30-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,826
Posted By Rick_D

Don't happen to have that Garmin remote sensor....

Don't happen to have that Garmin remote sensor. :-)

Summer riding is a whole other thing and for sure my heartrate averages and peaks significantly higher than in moderate temps, plus The Bonk...
12-28-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,826
Posted By Rick_D

Back when I could run, never once experienced...

Back when I could run, never once experienced anything more than the relief of the run being over. If there's a cycling equivalent it's myth copying myth, as far as I can tell.

Either that or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rick_D

+1. Have those Sidi shoes and use them with my...

+1. Have those Sidi shoes and use them with my several bikes, all of which have SPD compatible pedals of various designs. So much easier than juggling shoes among bikes having different pedal...
12-24-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,804
Posted By Rick_D

[Note to self: ask where magnetized water section...

[Note to self: ask where magnetized water section is during next Whole Foods trip.]

Some folks virtually demand mockery. It's just science.
12-23-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,069,270
Posted By Rick_D

Merlin, owned by my MIL that we acquired and I...

Merlin, owned by my MIL that we acquired and I fixed up for my kid. She's since outgrown it, as the frame is a wee thing....
12-23-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,804
Posted By Rick_D

Yes, I'd think if the support and amenities are...

Yes, I'd think if the support and amenities are excellent, they provided a fitted bike, and your main task is presenting yourself, it would be worth it.

I'd do something like that before ever...
12-22-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,696
Posted By Rick_D

They live yet on my '83. Same bike got Modolo...

They live yet on my '83. Same bike got Modolo Master Pro brakes with Ti center bolts and the SR RD bolts are Ti.
Grams, Jerry, grams!...
12-17-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Rick_D

Glad to see there's historical precedent for my...

Glad to see there's historical precedent for my wearing dress loafers as my mechanic's shoes. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Rick_D

Gatorskins work well for me, running 23s ATM, and...

Gatorskins work well for me, running 23s ATM, and grip well cornering. Our common hazards are glass and puncture vine.

Have Rubino Pro 25s on a less-used bike with one snake-bite flat from...
12-14-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Rick_D

If they can deliver it at that weight and price,...

If they can deliver it at that weight and price, it's quite an accomplishment. Class 1 or 3? I don't spot that detail.

My class 3 is 30# and I could have bought several of these for what I paid.
12-10-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,511
Posted By Rick_D

Have a few and while well-suited to older bikes,...

Have a few and while well-suited to older bikes, not a good match for my newest rides. Found this Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers to be comprehensive and very small and light compared to a lot of...
12-02-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Rick_D

Very clean, nice looking bike. Yet another brand...

Very clean, nice looking bike. Yet another brand I'm hearing of for the first time.

What's the seatstay tab, generator mount or somesuch?
11-30-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,911
Posted By Rick_D

I'd tell them you're midway through experimenting...

I'd tell them you're midway through experimenting with making the frame match the bar tape.
11-28-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Rick_D

Same. My '80s Fisher mtn bike had solid axles...

Same. My '80s Fisher mtn bike had solid axles (Shimano) and I broke one, bent two others. Choosing it over the competing Richey with hollow axles and QRs, I'd assumed they'd be bombproof, or at least...
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