Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2021.2

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction 2021.2

Old 05-24-21, 05:04 PM
  #5801  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,832

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3468 Post(s)
Liked 3,691 Times in 1,863 Posts
I got home on Friday to find that the back lawn looked like it had been cut by professionals. Even weedwacked the weeds! I was impressed.

Turns out it WAS professionally cut. Mrs. GeneJockey asked the gardener to do the back instead of the front this week, which robbed The Younger Boy of one of his chores. I'm sure he was heartbroken.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."
genejockey is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:07 PM
  #5802  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 17,324
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3296 Post(s)
Liked 2,605 Times in 1,436 Posts
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Yes and yes. I've done it 3 times. Once in the rain for the beginning. It's a *****, but an accomplishment. It was called off last year for the covid. Should be a good time.
Friday. Drive up. Do ride around Tourch Lake. 50 miles ish. Dinner camp out.
Saturday. ride 200 K . Eat a big dinner. Then either camp again or drive home. Sunday is Father's day.

Dad's done himself a bit of a mischief. He was putting up some shelves in the basement. He just won't stop... anyway the next morning his right "knee" was hurting. From hip to ankle.... his description. So he took it easy all day rubbed some linament ointment on it. Next morning the pain migrated to the left "knee" and worse pain and no strength.
a couple M.r.i's later. Complete collapse of a disk in his spine resulting in pinched nerves. Looks like he's going to get stabilization surgery, couple rods and a few screws..
Any ride with 10K feet is tough, especially for us larger guys. Going back for the fourth time means you must enjoy it. Hope you have a great ride!

Sorry to hear about your dad.
big john is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:08 PM
  #5803  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,832

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3468 Post(s)
Liked 3,691 Times in 1,863 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
Any ride with 10K feet is tough, especially for us larger guys. Going back for the fourth time means you must enjoy it. Hope you have a great ride!

Sorry to hear about your dad.
Could be a masochist.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."
genejockey is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:12 PM
  #5804  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 17,324
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3296 Post(s)
Liked 2,605 Times in 1,436 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Could be a masochist.
Isn't that a foregone conclusion?
big john is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:28 PM
  #5805  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,832

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3468 Post(s)
Liked 3,691 Times in 1,863 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
Isn't that a foregone conclusion?
Well, I mean - he's HERE, right?
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."
genejockey is offline  
Likes For genejockey:
Old 05-24-21, 05:28 PM
  #5806  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,428

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7079 Post(s)
Liked 890 Times in 605 Posts
Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
So , Monday is lawn day. I cut front and back. The mower hast been right. Runs slow, doesn't cut well, pops and coughs. Cleaned and regapped the plug. Dropped the float bowel. cleaned out the cruds. Tweeked the carb and unstuck the linkage. Now it has high and low speed. Sharpened and balanced the blade. Then recut the front yard.
Nice.. I need to get my weed whip out of the storage facility. Soon.
You're still in the house that faux sold, correct?
You're a handy guy. You could make a good buck if you lived closer to Veol Vol.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:32 PM
  #5807  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,428

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7079 Post(s)
Liked 890 Times in 605 Posts
I cut one of my stone-filled yards today. Difficult to walk without carrying anything. I'll do the other, less rocky one tomorrow.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 05:43 PM
  #5808  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,325

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1970s Track 650b, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9, 2020 Holdsworth Competition

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2597 Post(s)
Liked 2,132 Times in 841 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
you're work? Or something you're repairing?
Customer's bike I was repairing at work today.
​​​​​​
abshipp is offline  
Likes For abshipp:
Old 05-24-21, 06:03 PM
  #5809  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 7,452

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5480 Post(s)
Liked 970 Times in 606 Posts
Here you go @velo vol. This is right up your alley.

DougRNS is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 06:04 PM
  #5810  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 7,452

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5480 Post(s)
Liked 970 Times in 606 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I cut one of my stone-filled yards today. Difficult to walk without carrying anything. I'll do the other, less rocky one tomorrow.
reminds me of Rocky River.
DougRNS is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 06:34 PM
  #5811  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,560

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10057 Post(s)
Liked 1,885 Times in 1,163 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When was the last time you ate some?
Breakfast.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 06:43 PM
  #5812  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,560

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10057 Post(s)
Liked 1,885 Times in 1,163 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This says we have apples in June! Try to keep up, rjones28.


What-EVAR
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 06:48 PM
  #5813  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,956

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3441 Post(s)
Liked 1,578 Times in 707 Posts
Not going to lie, today’s ride was harder than I would have like it to be. Everything was going well until about mile 90 and then a massive headwind started, didn’t let up the rest of the ride.
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 05-24-21, 06:55 PM
  #5814  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,799

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15573 Post(s)
Liked 3,527 Times in 1,763 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I asked to start doing some service work at the shop.

My first job:



Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
datlas rode down there today? I hope you told him to change cables in Virginia next time.
I resemble that comment.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 06:57 PM
  #5815  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,799

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15573 Post(s)
Liked 3,527 Times in 1,763 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Customer's bike I was repairing at work today.
​​​​​​
Ultegra 6700. Yes?
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 06:57 PM
  #5816  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 37,635

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7787 Post(s)
Liked 2,860 Times in 1,553 Posts
lplo
LesterOfPuppets is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 07:28 PM
  #5817  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,861

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20052 Post(s)
Liked 953 Times in 657 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Here you go @velo vol. This is right up your alley.
Speaking of the aged, did you hear back from your witch doctor? Tell him/her you need to get back on the bicycle pronto if you're going to tackle the Tour de Brown Squirrel this summer.

Weeding and lawn mowing activities aren't going to cut it if you're going to tackle the slopes of Buddhist Temple Hill.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 07:31 PM
  #5818  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,861

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20052 Post(s)
Liked 953 Times in 657 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Put enough chamoy on it, a little shaved ice and a tamarindo straw and they're delicious!
Or throw it in the garbage.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
What-EVAR
Your apple tree is a laggard.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 07:36 PM
  #5819  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 7,452

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5480 Post(s)
Liked 970 Times in 606 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Speaking of the aged, did you hear back from your witch doctor? Tell him/her you need to get back on the bicycle pronto if you're going to tackle the Tour de Brown Squirrel this summer.

Weeding and lawn mowing activities aren't going to cut it if you're going to tackle the slopes of Buddhist Temple Hill.
Actually, in between posting quality content here I penned the email below to said witch doctor’s office.

My tele-visit with redacted on 5/20 ended with her telling me she would check with Dr. redacted about what to do as the next step in my treatment. She said a 3rd injection was not to be pursued and surgery was not indicated. She thought that physical therapy would be the next step and would get back to me. I am still waiting to hear what has been decided. I am eager to continue the path to recovery. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
DougRNS is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 07:37 PM
  #5820  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,560

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10057 Post(s)
Liked 1,885 Times in 1,163 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Or throw it in the garbage.

Your apple tree is a laggard.
Bite me
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-24-21, 07:47 PM
  #5821  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,861

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20052 Post(s)
Liked 953 Times in 657 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Actually, in between posting quality content here I penned the email below to said witch doctor’s office.

My tele-visit with redacted on 5/20 ended with her telling me she would check with Dr. redacted about what to do as the next step in my treatment. She said a 3rd injection was not to be pursued and surgery was not indicated. She thought that physical therapy would be the next step and would get back to me. I am still waiting to hear what has been decided. I am eager to continue the path to recovery. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
There's a lot going on here, but it sounds like you should be doing more stretching activities.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 07:49 PM
  #5822  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,861

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20052 Post(s)
Liked 953 Times in 657 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Breakfast.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Bite me
Maybe sweeten it more?
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 07:55 PM
  #5823  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 7,452

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5480 Post(s)
Liked 970 Times in 606 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's a lot going on here, but it sounds like you should be doing more stretching activities.
perhaps some more laser machine with bells and whistles. That's the ticket.

I actually thought that "I am eager to continue the path to recovery" was pretty good. I think they'll get a chuckle out of that as they stick a pin in their DougRNS voodoo doll.
DougRNS is offline  
Likes For DougRNS:
Old 05-24-21, 08:03 PM
  #5824  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,861

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20052 Post(s)
Liked 953 Times in 657 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I actually thought that "I am eager to continue the path to recovery" was pretty good.
How far have you advanced down that path?
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 05-24-21, 08:05 PM
  #5825  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,560

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10057 Post(s)
Liked 1,885 Times in 1,163 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Maybe sweeten it more?
It's very good as is.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.