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  1. 17 points
    I pick up a new watch after my anniversary date. This is this year's watch. Couch
  2. 13 points
    He is such a nice guy, & very friendly. He chatted about his history of becoming a pro from when he started riding w/ his Dad when he was 12 yo. He did a lot of track racing, along w/ his two sisters who were actually better than him, hehe. But they never pursued a career in cycling. and do not ride today. I did not know this. He said when he turned pro he was lined up next to LeMond, Fignon, et al and thought "I don't belong here" He talked about racing in peloton and the dangers. He said its definitely scary. He talked about the tactics used form team-to-team, where deals are made to chase lead groups down. He even said riders would bet among themselves who would breakaway first His stories are amazing to hear. I could of listened to him talk for hours. When he was commentating for OLN & Verses, he named some riders who were good to interview, and some that were not...was funny. We asked a lot of questions which was cool. I asked if he had any of his pro bikes. He has two. A 7-11 Eddy Merckx (not sure of the year), and a 1999 US Postal Trek. He has some jerseys from the tour and other races. Someone asked what his most memorable pro career moment was. He said riding into Paris in 1999 w/ Lance in yellow. He didn't think they had a chance. (insert asterisk here). He also has a signed yellow jersey from Lance in his house. Kinda surprised me. But at the same point I think that's awesome. He's been to 25 TdFs. He rode in 9, commentated for 6, and the rest were on his own accord. Although its been a few years since he's been back. He's still involved in cycling. He commentates local races w/in Michigan, and some other states as well. He used to coach, but does not do that anymore. He coached for the US postal team also, I did not know that. He still rides, but no more than 2 hours, and w/o any computer. He just rides. It was a great evening and I'm glad he accepted my offer to come to the meeting. We told him about some of our club rides, and one ride starts probably a few miles from his house. He's interested in riding w/ us So hopefully this summer I'll get to ride w/ him. How freaking cool. Just wanted to share w/ you all
  3. 6 points
    Zackny

    Pill question

    Can I have your bike?
  4. 5 points
    Kzoo

    really? REALLY?

    OK I deal with this all the time. You should have recorded your answers to him on the printout. You could then go to the scanner and scan the document, send the scan to you - attach the scan to an email and send it to him. Why is this so difficult?
  5. 5 points
    petitepedal

    Valentine Day plans

    Heck no..he is married..and at 37..young enough to be my kid...we are not dating..but we are "seeing each other"...and at least one of us gets hot and sweaty
  6. 4 points
    KrAzY

    Valentine Day plans

    I plan on making a lot of guys angry like last year (that's why I wear a helmet... also it hides the ugly nicely) ... For the last two years I rode around on my motorcycle and at stop light I would get off the bike and run car to car handing out childish Valentine cards to ladies.. It makes people smile, and some of their guys friends find it either funny or it really makes them mad This year I will be handing this card out to about 70 lucky ladies... I did did not magically come up with that number... IT's because that's all the card stock sheets I had on hand when I made the cards... If the new shipment comes in before that big day.. I might make a different set... but for now this is the one they will be getting.
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    Longjohn

    Waze and DUI Checkpoints

    The first time I used Waze was on the road trip to Disney with my son and two little granddaughters. My son wanted to make it interesting for the girls so he had Waze give us directions using the voice “boy band”. Whenever they gave directions the girls repeated them in their boy band voice and then they both giggled. They had us laughing so hard we left that voice on the whole way to Disney.
  9. 4 points
    BR46

    Weekend plans as February rolls along?

    The Yamaha dealer that sponsors racing addiction gave us some free tickets to the snowmobile races. Saturday is Wo46's birthday.
  10. 3 points
    sheep_herder

    Bum lambs living the life

    Photo taken by the lady that gets our bum lambs. She and her granddaughter dress the lambs. She found them looking this way and was quick enough to take a photo. I hope you like it.
  11. 3 points
    Tomorrow we have more interviews of property mgmt companies so I will take a half day off for that.. Temps are gonna be cool..I need to hit the gym after a week with no workouts...cold is still hanging on..but not terrible. Cooking shows, laundry and meal prep for next week...the usual. How about the rest of you?
  12. 3 points
    BuffJim

    Bison drive

    Pedaling my bike through a herd of Bison in Yellowstone was a little nerve wracking. But I made it through and lived to tell about it. (June 2009)
  13. 3 points
    dennis

    Saw 2 bicycle commuters today

    Right now it's not much. A couple of years ago, it was 25 miles/day. I do it for myself. Driving in traffic is expensive and stressful. I could do the 25 in almost the same amount of time as driving. It really helped me unwind and was so much more fun than driving. At the moment, my car is buried under snow. I couldn't drive it if I wanted. I'll probably dig it out this weekend.
  14. 3 points
    The best Bike Club President ever!
  15. 3 points
    maddmaxx

    Forum checkin

    Damn my eyes. I expected a recipe for forum chicken.
  16. 3 points
    My husband and I used to take this kid snowboarding all the time. He was about 12 at the time. This was 15-16 years ago. Sort of mentored him, taught him to ride with the big kids. Anyway, he and his family moved away about a decade ago. I messaged him and his Mom about a reunion this Summer, as I have never even seen the Oregon coast. Lame, right? They both replied fairly quickly and are thrilled. He said he is looking forward to it and that he talks of us often. He has married now, and has a new baby. Ironically, he married a gal with the same first name as mine. Which is not all too common of a name. Our plan is to have a bonfire on the beach. I am super excited. There are bike trails out there too. They look delicious.
  17. 3 points
    Kzoo

    Pill question

    Time release. It also says take with a full glass of water.
  18. 3 points
    Goat Geddah

    Eight Year Sobriety Watch.

    Couch: Proud of my internet brother! I remember you posting on the LF during your detox. Didn't really know you then, but remember thinking "man this guy owns his shit". Yup. Not surprised you've been successful.
  19. 3 points
    maddmaxx

    7 days.

    I hit my Garmin goal 7 days in a row. It wasn't a huge deal as my goals have dropped during the slothlike winter training schedule I have. On the other hand 7 straight days hurts when you're in winter shape. I think it feels good to hurt a bit. Petite would probably understand.
  20. 3 points
    petitepedal

    Valentine Day plans

    I have a date with my Trainer...I see an AZZ kicking in my future...
  21. 3 points
    maddmaxx

    Some Idiot

    PM me for a list of things you can do to cars when there are no security cameras around.
  22. 3 points
    ChrisL

    Today, I will cry "HELP"

    Dang, @Dirtyhip throws in the towel for the day and you bastiges pile on... If ya ain’t feeling it, ya ain’t feeling it. Who gives a flying fuck if you ride, walk or Uber to work. Do what is right for you and screw the peanut gallery!
  23. 2 points
    ...should be this new SRAM Red eTAP AXS gruppo! Turn it up to TWELVE!!!! Same for @Dirtyhip's stable!
  24. 2 points
    I’m going to keep doing neurochecks on @bikeman564™
  25. 2 points
    Longjohn

    Bison drive

    We had our own Bison drive when I was working for the doctor that raised exotic animals. He had a dozen bison and he thinks he must have not latched the gate right. He found the gate open and all the bison gone. He didn’t know which way they went. We got on the four wheelers and started a search. We found no trace of them, then someone called and said there was a herd of bison in downtown NewWilmington (about four miles from the ranch). We pretty much herded them back home with the four wheelers like they were doing with the snowmobiles. I didn’t know how we were going to get them in the gate but they ran right in.
  26. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Tax Time!

    That's a rather narcissistic statement. You really think there are people out there that want to be Donk? * walks away shaking head *
  27. 2 points
    ChrisL

    TIB

    Whooo! Yeah no...
  28. 2 points
    That newspaper that publish oh so many truths .... Is owned by David Pecker Name seems rather fitting
  29. 2 points
    It's interesting you should have the opportunity to have a world class athlete at your club. I used to see pro players over at the golf club in attendance for special events. I think probably most get paid for the speaking engagement or an autograph session. Much better when you can keep it informal and just chat about things.
  30. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Forum checkin

    Darn...
  31. 2 points
    ChrisL

    TIB

    Obligatory garage pictures, still early sinlighting wasn’t great. Still need to dial in fit, bars are a tad high so I’ll flip the stem or maybe swap it out with a 0 rise stem I have in the same length. Not sure if the saddle will work but I’ll give it a go. 21.5 lbs, OK for a crosser but the wheels are pretty chunky. I compared the front wheels of the Anthem & this one and by feel the wheel off my Anthem was noticeably lighter! My next upgrade maybe but I’ll ride it like this for a while.
  32. 2 points
    wilbur

    Pill question

    Take the red pill.
  33. 2 points
    Prophet Zacharia

    The National Enquirer

    Yes, and they’ve been involved in a very big news story over the past two or so years.
  34. 2 points
    bikeman564™

    Pill question

    I'm not dead yet
  35. 2 points
    How freaking cool, indeed! I hope that works out. Thanks for sharing this story.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Em has her first softball tourney of the year. First game is 11:00 PM tonight!
  38. 2 points
    Further

    Today, I will cry "HELP"

    I've heard that some e-bikes have heaters
  39. 2 points
    12string

    They told me this could happen

    Sometimes ice can form on the road with the temperature above freezing. Headed home from the game (we won!) about 12:30AM. 35 degrees, Light rain, mist, doing about 70 in teh interstate, I took the left lane to pass, there was a car coming up behind so I bumped up to about 75. Just as I passed and started moving back over, the truck suddenly started going sideways. I caught it, tires grabbed hard and tossed me the other way a bit. Probably scared the passed car pretty good. I'd like to take credit for cat like reflexes and uncanny driving skills, but the dashboard was lighting up with traction control, anti-slip, Auto 4WD.....
  40. 2 points
    Not really I guess. This is the 2nd time they cancelled. 5 years before was an epic storm. I think the hipsters just want the street cred but don't want to actually be cold or wet or windy or you know inconvienenced https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/02/06/portlands-worst-day-of-the-year-bike-ride-postponed-due-to-years-worst-weather/ Looks like it is postponed not cancelled. Is July wurst than Feburary?
  41. 2 points
    Kirby

    They told me this could happen

    Glad you are here to tell us this story.
  42. 2 points
    RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Some Idiot

    Yes?
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Kzoo

    7 days.

    Are you sure it wasn’t more like a week?
  45. 2 points
    petitepedal

    Some Idiot

    Yes but they no longer have leg irons or the stocks....
  46. 2 points
    maddmaxx

    Waze and DUI Checkpoints

    I've stopped for 10 minutes or so while my lane crept forward through the check. That was at a gas station closed for the night when I was on my way home for work. Everyone is routed into 3 or 4 lanes in the station driveway. It has to be everyone so the police are legal as anything else opens the door to a claim of profiling. I thanked them. I watched them drag a young woman kicking and screaming and biting into the back of a cruiser. I think she wasn't in favor of checkpoints and attempted to have a conversation with the police. I've heard dirtier mouths but that was from sailors.
  47. 2 points
    Waze discourages use by the driver. You have to indicate that you are a passenger in order to use it if the car is moving.
  48. 2 points
    ...this thread reminds me of the big blizzard of '86. I wuz drivin' a 8 horse team for the Overland Stage Company, and the horses' eyelids kept freezin' shut. Damn, that takes me back.
  49. 2 points
    Yes! I hate to be 1% on all of you though. My Volvo has heated steering wheel heated windshield and heated wiper blades. I think the washer fluid is too insert pinky finger extended while sipping hot black coffee (from McDonald's because it's a $1)
  50. 2 points
    Razors Edge

    Today, I will cry "HELP"

    Maybe petite can swing by and give you a lift. You have longer arms and can help with the windshield wiper situation! WIN-WIN!!!!
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