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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

"I'm not pro disc, I'm just anti-anti disc." ...

"I'm not pro disc, I'm just anti-anti disc."

Probable BF quote.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

It came up in a case here a couple of years ago,...

It came up in a case here a couple of years ago, where the defendant had considerable income and there was supposedly some kind of deal to keep him out of jail so he could continue to work for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Is there a concern about the effect of criminal...

Is there a concern about the effect of criminal sanctions on a perpetrator's future earnings and ability to pay civil penalties, or is that just stuff lazy prosecutors say?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Plenty of breeze.

Plenty of breeze.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Went for a sail this afternoon. Conditions were...

Went for a sail this afternoon. Conditions were sporty and we were sailing upwind pretty maxed out when I jumped off the coaming to tweak a line on the cabin top. I heard LSS shriek from the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

You need leg warmers.

You need leg warmers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

And live in infamy forever on the bike offender...

And live in infamy forever on the bike offender registry!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks! I’m due for an indyfabz overexposure...

Thanks! I’m due for an indyfabz overexposure prize right about now, I suspect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

After that Iím worth more dead than alive, you...

After that Iím worth more dead than alive, you mean?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Oof.

Oof.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Brother, I'm the keeper...apparently.

Brother, I'm the keeper...apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Probly not your type.:innocent: When we had...

Probly not your type.:innocent:

When we had just gotten the boat, we needed a new genoa and had finished spec'ing it out with the sailmaker on a busy day at the loft. She looked at me and said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

We opened this last night. I think it was a...

We opened this last night. I think it was a wedding present. Pretty good with a bit of cheese!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Got this frame in the early 80s and Peter updated...

Got this frame in the early 80s and Peter updated it for me from the original Nuovo Record with NOS 7800 in 2014. Agree with all the comments. Wire rope was simply never meant to go around tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube...

He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube shifters, just lusting after the upgrade a little less. LSS wants a new instrument package for the boat too..."while you're still working." :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

I've had that thought too, but last two days,...

I've had that thought too, but last two days, riding with an ex-Cat I and owner of 2 big bike stores, on his old steel bike, may have shifted my frame of reference.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Just had two days of slow, conversational, riding...

Just had two days of slow, conversational, riding with a good old friend. What a pleasure!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Your winter is going to suck just that much less...

Your winter is going to suck just that much less now. See you in the funny papers!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Wheel!

Wheel!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Must have.

Must have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Sounds really ******. I hated being on call.

Sounds really ******. I hated being on call.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, to really know that he’d have to examine a...

Well, to really know that he’d have to examine a sample.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Better yet, in No Acute Distress! How many...

Better yet, in No Acute Distress! How many people can claim to be all that?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By MoAlpha

LaPlace’s law (wall tension = pressure x radius)...

LaPlace’s law (wall tension = pressure x radius) says this discussion is largely meaningless unless rim width rim is specified.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

I just canít put a bike away too dirty. Mine get...

I just canít put a bike away too dirty. Mine get hosed off with a gentle, low-volume spray on sweaty or muddy days. However, I just changed the cassette on the R3 and thought I was going to have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a very important point. As Dunning and...

That's a very important point. As Dunning and Kruger demonstrated, you have to know a lot to know how little you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

I worry about anyone who isn't uneasy about not...

I worry about anyone who isn't uneasy about not knowing how the **** they rely on works. For me, knowing how to fix stuff is a huge ego thing, as it was for many of the boys I grew up with. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Personality and developmental disorders, i.e.,...

Personality and developmental disorders, i.e., the disruptive, difficult, and destructive people who often don't know it or don't care.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Big fun, actually, but thanks.

Big fun, actually, but thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

So true. When I was a movement disorder fellow,...

So true. When I was a movement disorder fellow, we saw a regular stream of functional disorders. We just told them what we thought they had and sometimes they were pretty unhappy. Better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Regulation-compliant email systems and a general...

Regulation-compliant email systems and a general move toward transparency. It's a very good thing, in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

The 1980s called and wants its dumbass,...

The 1980s called and wants its dumbass, inappropriate, paternalistic, medical charting habits back. One wonders if he (and I'm willing to be its a "he") calls anyone "unpleasant" in their chart. I'd...
09-16-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,156
Posted By MoAlpha

Comfort, ride, and gas mileage, even power, all...

Comfort, ride, and gas mileage, even power, all compared pretty well to the mid-90s Volvo 850 non-turbo wagon I had before mine. God, was that thing a dog!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

This is true. The worst are scalp wounds from...

This is true. The worst are scalp wounds from things like chairs.

When I was an intern rotating through the ER, the best thing that could happen was picking up the chart for a nice, clean, BIG,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Why would you want to afflict yourself with...

Why would you want to afflict yourself with anything worse at your advanced age and at that price? The damn things will outlast you too!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

****.

****.
09-13-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,692
Posted By MoAlpha

On the bike with 405mm chain stays, I try to...

On the bike with 405mm chain stays, I try to avoid it. On the one with 430s, not as big an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,966
Posted By MoAlpha

I actually find that a rewarding feature of Zwift...

I actually find that a rewarding feature of Zwift too. The game seems to be designed to facilitate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,966
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah, man. I started swinging my tiny pudenda...

Nah, man. I started swinging my tiny pudenda there in the 1970s. ...or earlier if you want to count Sunday morning rides with dear old dad.

Zwift needs a delta variant cooties feature to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

It's hard, especially in a low-carb,...

It's hard, especially in a low-carb, health-conscious, household. I have to consciously remind myself to eat several times a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Last night I went to my first social thing with...

Last night I went to my first social thing with the informal club I've been riding with for two years, a BBQ in someone's yard in honor of a departing member. Two things impressed me. One was how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,966
Posted By MoAlpha

I've ridden in places, for instance Central Park,...

I've ridden in places, for instance Central Park, which are sometimes like one continuous, madly competitive, group ride. There, I suppose, anything goes. However, out here in the genteel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,966
Posted By MoAlpha

In my opinion, jumping on a solo rider's wheel...

In my opinion, jumping on a solo rider's wheel without permission is an obnoxious imposition. That person, if they aren't a sociopath, now has to consider your safety. Where I ride, with bad pavement...
09-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,156
Posted By MoAlpha

Great vehicle for cyclists, although I actually...

Great vehicle for cyclists, although I actually bought mine to transport sails and other gear for a 40' boat. To transport two bikes, I use a 2 x 6 with front fork hardware and it couldn't be easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Got two punish passes, but no honks. One was my...

Got two punish passes, but no honks. One was my fault for leaving room.

A young guy in a hot Eurosportsedan did intentionally leave me room to cut in from the shoulder and sprint across a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

worst weekend of the year.

worst weekend of the year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I realize that could be something different...

Yeah, I realize that could be something different in Minnesota.

BTW the Z (Zulu) flag means “I need a tug.” Could come in handy some day.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

No interest from LSS either. She does look at...

No interest from LSS either. She does look at Nordic Tugs with a certain interest, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,595
Posted By MoAlpha

There were about 12 of us old crumbs and we were...

There were about 12 of us old crumbs and we were winding up for a big customary sprint.
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