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08-01-21, 08:04 AM
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Posted By big john

This from a guy who has done 508 miles in, what,...

This from a guy who has done 508 miles in, what, 30 hours?:)
08-01-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By big john

Just sell your house.

Just sell your house.
08-01-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By big john

Track bikes are all about stiffness and...

Track bikes are all about stiffness and aerodynamics, so I'm assuming that's what they were working on. As you've probably seen, some unusual bikes with the Lotus name have appeared before.
07-31-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By big john

Some years I see a lot more rattlers than other...

Some years I see a lot more rattlers than other years. Last time I saw one he was sitting on the trail where I wanted to go on my mtb. I tossed a pebble his way to get him (her?) to move and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By big john

There is some good information in the racer's...

There is some good information in the racer's forum. The BikeForums.net workout recipe book - Bike Forums...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I used to carry spokes when touring, and even on...

I used to carry spokes when touring, and even on club rides bitd. I used 7 speed Shimano with the screw-on small cog, so I carried a cassette cracker.
I was on a 9 day tour of Oregon with my ex wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,255
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Posted By big john

Did a 55 mile club ride today and I wanted to...

Did a 55 mile club ride today and I wanted to avoid over doing it like I did last week. My heart rate kept going way high so I didn't chase...much. Still wasn't last going to the break @30 miles and...
07-31-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By big john

I sometime go to the bike path near here and I've...

I sometime go to the bike path near here and I've been seeing these red snakes, I think they're Red Racers. They're about 4 feet long and they are fast. They move so quickly it's amazing.
07-31-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By big john

Looks expensive. And it's geared too high for...

Looks expensive. And it's geared too high for climbing. But I'll bet it would be a hoot to ride around the track.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I'm still using Delta Looks. Some time ago a...

I'm still using Delta Looks. Some time ago a friend gave me two pair of the Jalabert signature pedals. One pair was new and the other near new. The latch part wore out on the first set and now the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I hate to see this, especially since I use Look...

I hate to see this, especially since I use Look pedals. Back when I used Time pedals I had 2 of them snap off while riding and I fell in the street both times. The third one broke but didn't come...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Looks great!

Looks great!
07-30-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 5,697
Posted By big john

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GZzb27__RcA/TY-EIQkBzYI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GZzb27__RcA/TY-EIQkBzYI/AAAAAAAAAA4/TIqSVWByO7g/s1600/IMG_0208.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Maybe for you.

Maybe for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

When I said the 70s I meant the 1970s!

When I said the 70s I meant the 1970s!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get...

When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get in the pool. Sometimes I would just hang my feet in there. Doesn't have to be for exercise.

And pool parties? OMG! Nothing like having a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 806
Posted By big john

We've been lucky here, too. Last year a group of...

We've been lucky here, too. Last year a group of us rode into a smoky area, we thought the wind would keep it away. We turned back but it was awful. My breathing is bad enough already but that hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I think they're interchangeable.

I think they're interchangeable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:07 PM
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Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Me too! Oh, wait....

Me too! Oh, wait....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

When I was at Buick there was a model which had...

When I was at Buick there was a model which had that problem. The fix was to install an "after blow" relay to run the a/c blower after shut-down to dry the evaporator casing and prevent mold. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I was G.M. electric car certified starting in...

I was G.M. electric car certified starting in 2009, took a lot of classes before the release of the Volt. Electric cars are quite complex and while they might not have a lot of scheduled maintenance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I always wonder about that sort of thing when I...

I always wonder about that sort of thing when I feel crappy. When we lived in the canyon 5 years ago the cat would stay outside all day and at one time he was bringing ticks into the house. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Don't forget about "factory to dealer...

Don't forget about "factory to dealer incentives". If you move enough cars the finance arm (was GMAC) puts money into your account instead of charging interest, or "flooring". Some years ago my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Poor guy. What's the prognosis?

Poor guy. What's the prognosis?
07-30-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 5,697
Posted By big john

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I...

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I started riding bicycles to get in better shape for the mc. I think it had about 33,000 watts....
07-29-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on...

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on his skates but did not mix well with a group of cyclists with varying abilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

And you'd have to avoid the locksmith shop.

And you'd have to avoid the locksmith shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

It might be cool to be magnetic, especially those...

It might be cool to be magnetic, especially those magnets that attract brass keys like the lady I saw demonstrating on t.v. But I don't want Bill Gates to track me with his microchip.;)
07-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

TBH the track bikes have been pretty rare and the...

TBH the track bikes have been pretty rare and the last time a guy showed up at a club ride with one some of the other guys told him to stay off the back.
Another friend has done the Furnace Creek...
07-29-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

I know people who ride fixed gear everywhere,...

I know people who ride fixed gear everywhere, events, club rides, even in the mountains. Naturally there have been some bad crashes with these guys. Sure, bad crashes happen on geared bikes but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,964
Posted By big john

Same here, but sometimes they buy me snacks.:love:

Same here, but sometimes they buy me snacks.:love:
07-29-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

It's great if you can find someone you trust. A...

It's great if you can find someone you trust. A lot of the bad things you hear about the auto service industry are true but there are good people out there, even at new car dealers. I worked at one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/MCpRJ64EsxPkOJJb...

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/MCpRJ64EsxPkOJJbvhrUzQ--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYzOS44NjAzODM5NDQxNTM2O2NmPXdlYnA-/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/b6l80P4DF1CuCoz7MYSrYg--~B/aD00NTgzO3c...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/behHzQR59PI9pgAn...

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/behHzQR59PI9pgAnIXSldA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYzOC40O2NmPXdlYnA-/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/aXbhWntNUryuIBkZNFX68A--~B/aD01MzI7dz04MDA7YXBwaWQ9eXR...
07-28-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

I was at my last dealer for 21 years and they...

I was at my last dealer for 21 years and they usually kept the advisors in check and would always lean toward honesty with customers and we all worked hard to build a large customer base. We would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Just giving you a hard time.:p

Just giving you a hard time.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

So you're cherry picking?

So you're cherry picking?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Hey I'm lighter than I've been in many years. Of...

Hey I'm lighter than I've been in many years. Of course, it could be because I've lost muscle mass.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I had a cherry Entenmann's with a blue Powerade...

I had a cherry Entenmann's with a blue Powerade at the ride break this morning. Also drank 3 bottles of water in 43 miles. It was hot and windy and the e-bike guy turned his power to position "2".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By big john

Some of the manufacturers have locators on their...

Some of the manufacturers have locators on their web page. Might help you find something.
07-27-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 394,556
Posted By big john

Are you a service advisor? I worked with a lot of...

Are you a service advisor? I worked with a lot of advisors. Some were good, caring people and some were avaricious, lying, thieving bastards. It's up to management to decide what they want. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Players in the speed positions can be lean and...

Players in the speed positions can be lean and light. I have ridden with 2 guys who played college ball at lineman positions. One of them raced crits as a cat 3. He didn't podium but he had fun. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By big john

Yeah, 58 inch is going to be hard to find.

Yeah, 58 inch is going to be hard to find.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Yes. I remember when Lolo Jones did something...

Yes. I remember when Lolo Jones did something similar. And who can forget the Jamaicans?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

You're right, they were called "school figures"....

You're right, they were called "school figures". Gone for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

I watched the replay (on-line) of the men's...

I watched the replay (on-line) of the men's cross-country mountain bike race this morning. What a grueling race! Steep climbs and technical rock sections with dust everywhere. 1.5 hours of red lining...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

There is a house called the Kinsey Mansion north...

There is a house called the Kinsey Mansion north of here, miles from anything, really. They use it for movie shoots, commercial, and stuff. We ride by it sometimes. It might be torn down to make room...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

Went out for 3 hours this morning, got scared by...

Went out for 3 hours this morning, got scared by some drivers. Some days are like that, like they had a meeting last night with all the drivers deciding to drive crazy.
Anyway, got home ok and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 35,888
Posted By big john

That might work, too, depending on how much it...

That might work, too, depending on how much it would cost to get rid of the house, permits, and new construction. Might be cutting it close to what the market will bear in this poorer area of the...
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