| O-T Lounge|| re: The Rise of the $$Five-Figure Bicycle - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/20/14 at 5:07 pm|
[quote]I'm hoping this second set of training gets me where I want to be.[/quote]
if you're in the valley do the gainey rides and BOS. that's the best thing that's happened to my training - riding with racers who are way faster than me.
| O-T Lounge|| re: The Rise of the $$Five-Figure Bicycle - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/20/14 at 4:47 pm|
[quote]But would you post significantly faster times on a P5 as to say a P2? [/quote]
cervelo says you can save 100 grams of drag on a p5 vs a p2. which is about 30 seconds over a 40k time trial.
i've missed podiums over 30 seconds.
in practice though, i'll be working on the engine rather t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The Rise of the $$Five-Figure Bicycle - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/20/14 at 4:28 pm|
[quote]But is there a difference between a 2k bike and a 10 k bike?
Of course not. In fact, numerous studies both formally and informally done by riders all over the world have shown that at that point you arent any faster. [/quote]
a 10k bike will typically be more aerodynamic and eliminate dr...
| Political Talk|| re: Vancouver man creeped out by drone buzzing near his 36th-story condo - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/20/14 at 4:20 pm|
[quote]Yes. The right to use remote control toy airplanes and helicopters has been around for as long as they've been in existence. [/quote]
we enjoy the right to use them but they're subject to regulation. the national park service just prohibited the use of drones in national parks because idiots...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The Rise of the $$Five-Figure Bicycle - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/20/14 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]"Ben Cox, owner of the Newbury Park Bicycle Shop, in Newbury Park, Calif., says he sells five to 10 bikes a week at $10,000 or more. For a handful of his customers, Mr. Cox says, "there is no ceiling." [/quote]
it's usually million dollar freds who only do t-shirt rides dropping this much co...
| Political Talk|| re: Why didn't whites voting for Obama fix racial tension? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/19/14 at 9:30 pm|
[quote]Why didn't whites voting for Obama fix racial tension?[/quote]
because they're not responsible for the racial tension. it's the white republican voters who are to blame. but we're doing our best though to bring you yokels around :- D
| O-T Lounge|| re: A Life Changing Experience - My Night With Thailand Ladyboys - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/19/14 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]What are all those white chicks doing in broad daylight at the Thai Ladyboy Bar at 1am?[/quote]
with a go cup from the encore hotel in las vegas...
| Political Talk|| re: China ranks the world's Universities - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/15/14 at 3:43 pm|
[quote]Reminds me of this... Simpsons[/quote]
there's one from 30 rock as well...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Allister Crowley? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/11/14 at 9:27 pm|
oh, anchors away i guess....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Allister Crowley? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/11/14 at 9:14 pm|
[quote]He was a man of his time who cashed in on the witchcraft craze [/quote]
he always struck me as just a philosophical hedonist who dressed that up with makeup and snakes and shite. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Most ridiculous reason for flight delay - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/7/14 at 9:35 pm|
i was delayed for an hour or two in jackson WY because the previous pilot or the logistics crew at delta HQ in atlanta (i'm not sure who is responsible for this) forgot to file a flight plan to salt lake city for our flight.
wasn't too bad, as the views in jackson aren't bad at all. you face the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Myth about paying cash for cars - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/6/14 at 10:20 pm|
[quote]Do you think you are better than someone because they live in a trailer?[/quote]
well frick yes i do...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin: "In Russia Live Russians" - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/6/14 at 4:10 pm|
[quote]I think the whole world will eventually be one global family and, that we won't be defined by national boundaries, ethnicity, or what language we speak,[/quote]
[quote]thousands of years of history say otherwise[/quote]
the nation state as a unit of political organization, along with nation...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Santa Fe or Sedona? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 8/1/14 at 6:22 pm|
[quote]Would still love to stay at El Tovar or one of the other hotels right on the south rim. How awesome would it be to have a room with a view like that?[/quote]
I've only been once, and I'm over it...
If I was hiking or there was more to do I think it would be more appealing.
The North Ri...
| O-T Lounge|| re: For those who have had LASIK; was it worth it? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/30/14 at 9:43 pm|
i went in for a consultation and scheduled lasik but cancelled a few days ahead of the procedure.
my vision isn't awful, just use glasses to drive and see tv.
i don't mind wearing glasses at all, they have never been an issue in my life, and just started to think "why even bother with lasik?"...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Amazon Pantry vs. Wal Mart - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/27/14 at 9:15 pm|
[quote] I always self checkout[/quote]
i buy a ton of produce at any store i go to, and inputing all the codes for the fruits and vegetables is slower than standing in line. not to mention the fact that if you scan or bag items too quickly the machine shuts down....
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Athletes -- Triathlon Shorts - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/27/14 at 9:13 pm|
[quote]What do you recommend?
800 meter swim (open water)
20 [b]mile[/b] bike
if it's a sprint, more likely 20k
i swear by my desoto forza tri short. they make some really good tri kits. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/27/14 at 9:02 pm|
[quote]isn't the USA Pro Cycling Challenge coming up soon? when is the Tour of California typically? are those the only 2 main rides in the USA?
also... when do the riders enter whatever is considered free agency in cycling?[/quote]
i am not sure when "free agency" starts? i will be watching to...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/26/14 at 9:25 pm|
[quote]I'm not sure that Nibali is real[/quote]
he's won both the vuelta and the giro in his career. he isn't exactly coming out of nowhere.
so what's next? tour of utah in 2 weeks? looking forward to seeing lachlan morton do some work for tommy d. and the tour of colorado (i refuse to call it ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Writer Mark Zuckerman ranks all 30 MLB ballparks - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/25/14 at 1:04 pm|
[quote]Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Anaheim, [b]Phoenix[/b], Houston, Kansas City, Chicago, Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Petersburg, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and Boston all have parks that is consider something other than "neoclassical."[/quote]
chase field reminds me of a crappy outlet mall from th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: When did VRBO start to suck? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 9:01 pm|
[quote]accurate calendars, interface with actual independent owners, etc. [/quote]
some of that has to do with owners not updating their data.
as 480's already mentioned, check out airbnb....
| Political Talk|| re: If the European welfare state had started way earleir than it did, would there - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 8:28 pm|
[quote]99% of European immigration to America happened in the 18th and early 20th century. (1910). [/quote]
did you mean [b]19th[/b] and early 20th century?
[quote]My question is valid: if the welfare state was as extensive then as it is now in the EU, would we have seen such unbelievable mass imm...
| Political Talk|| re: Post a picture of your U.S. House of Representatives Member... - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/23/14 at 2:21 pm|
[b]mine is kyrsten sinema
d-arizona 9th district[/b]
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/21/14 at 5:44 pm|
and for everyone who had lost interest in the tour, i challenge you to watch today's stage and tell me that it lacked excitement and emotion.
holy cow just read that jack bauer didn't even get the most combative rider prize, it...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/21/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]Yes. It was common for a mentor to have sex with a pupil, but a grown, gay couple would have been seriously frowned upon. [/quote]
i will add yet another tidbit of information to this thread about gay sex in ancient times - it was typically not penetrative. a few posters have pointed out tha...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/20/14 at 2:53 pm|
[quote] where is Wiggins this year?[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Drive from Phoenix to Albuquerque - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/17/14 at 5:23 pm|
[quote]How mountainous is it?[/quote]
if you go up 17 to flagstaff then get on 40 you'll climb several thousand feet.
don't know about the way through show low, but it's still a climb up the beeline to payson.
like nurse said, nothing insane though. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bicyclist killed in the Marigny this afternoon - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/17/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]The cyclists often get hit as the car is making a turn, across a bike lane.[/quote]
it's called a right hook. i think it's one of the most common bike-car collisions. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/15/14 at 10:55 am|
[quote] The rest of the Tour is going to suck. No big firepower left in the mountains. [/quote]
i would love to see chris horner get some support and go off on one of the upcoming mountain stages. but i guess he is riding for rui costa?...
| Political Talk|| re: Do you think that gender roles are natural or symbols of oppression? - Bunsbert Montcroff on 7/3/14 at 11:43 am|
just some food for thought:
[quote]What Is Sex?
Roughly speaking, sex can be considered in terms of three categories: genotypic sex, phenotypic sex, and gender. Genotypic sex refers specifically to an individual's two sex chromosomes. Most people have either two X chromosomes (genotypic female...