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03-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 168
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Posted By stardognine

Go fly a kite! 😎 Port Hueneme, California, which...

Go fly a kite! 😎 Port Hueneme, California, which is connected to Oxnard, which is ďkindaĒ connected to Ventura. 🤔 I still havenít heard from Ace Ventura, but I did see & hear a seal this morning. 🙂👍...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 734
Posted By stardognine

I like my Ď95 Cannondale Killer V for touring....

I like my Ď95 Cannondale Killer V for touring. The only thing itís missing is braze-ons for low-riders on the forks. And it has a thread less steer tube & headset, for what thatís worth. 😉

Just...
03-25-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Exactly. Warehouses cost money to build, just...

Exactly. Warehouses cost money to build, just like the extra manpower to move it around. We canít have that, can we? 🙄

Well, I got as far as West LA yesterday, and decided to turn around, since I...
03-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

I passed the Santa Monica pier this morning,...

I passed the Santa Monica pier this morning, around 6:00 AM, and felt that a pic was mandatory, for this thread. 😁😉

Iím now in Beverly Hills, of all places, and going towards Hollywood. Itís such...
03-23-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Just so youse all know, the public toilets in...

Just so youse all know, the public toilets in Redondo Beach had TP when I stopped around 11:00 AM. 😁 Iím in El Segundo now, almost to Venice Beach, and of course thatís right next to Santa Monica. 😎...
03-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Right on, yours looks like itís probably better...

Right on, yours looks like itís probably better than my ďpre-fabĒ. 👍

Man, theyíre taking this lock down thing seriously, here in L.A. People actually complained to the governor, about the...
03-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

They must have all caught colds at the same time....

They must have all caught colds at the same time. Right? 🤔🙄😉
03-22-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Somewhere in the vicinity of Seal Beach, I...

Somewhere in the vicinity of Seal Beach, I meandered off course. There were no Girl Scouts to be easily found, but I did score some peanut butter cookies, and a really big sammich. 😎 I should be...
03-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Thatís not being enforced, I donít think. 😉 This...

Thatís not being enforced, I donít think. 😉 This is from Huntington Beach, and in the distance is Santa Catalina Island. Didnít that used to be unsainted, just plain old Catalina Island? 🤔

From...
03-21-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

So are you saying there ARE cookie booths? Thank...

So are you saying there ARE cookie booths? Thank goodness. I need some Samoans, really bad. 😁

I found a grocery store in San Juan Capistrano, but had to backtrack about 1/4 mile, to eat lunch on...
03-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Yes Maíam, as soon as possible. 😍🤪😍 Those darn...

Yes Maíam, as soon as possible. 😍🤪😍 Those darn girls always see me coming, and cash in while the cashing is good. 😁😉
03-20-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By stardognine

Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older...

Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older ones in an antique store recently, for $200! If I werenít touring, Iíd like to have scarfed it. The one I saw had early Shimano LX derailleurs with...
03-20-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

And while Iím goofing off, hereís a pic of a...

And while Iím goofing off, hereís a pic of a crazy flower bush I slept by last night. 🙂 Iím still not sure what woke me up, but when I did, a hummingbird and several bees were here, pollinatiní &...
03-20-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

I donít really know Sherylís music, but like that...

I donít really know Sherylís music, but like that song. 👍 If I continue North now, on my bike tour, Iíll go through Santa Monica, and thought of that song a few times recently. 😎

Iím in San...
03-20-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Thatís his lisp, and itís not socially correct,...

Thatís his lisp, and itís not socially correct, to make fun of him about it. 😁😉
03-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,123
Posted By stardognine

Ha, green anodized cable housing ferrules sounds...

Ha, green anodized cable housing ferrules sounds like good therapy to me. 😁✌️ Good luck on setting up your own setup. 👍

I just remembered, the nipples on my front wheel have red anodizing, but...
03-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

And donít forget, folks, thereís always the...

And donít forget, folks, thereís always the Spotted Owl to consider. 😁😉 Anyone remember that song? It might have been a local issue to Seattle, at the time.
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

I meant to say, if you look closely, these guys...

I meant to say, if you look closely, these guys have a big orange band with yellow borders, under their wings. Sitting on the ground, you can barely see a little, but when they flap their wings, you...
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

No idea what ďusualĒ traffic is like here. You...

No idea what ďusualĒ traffic is like here. You have to remember, Iím just a dumb hick from Pennsylvania. 😁😉

I took off again after all, because I found a great deal on yesterdayís spare ribs &...
03-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,581
Posted By stardognine

Agree strongly. ^^^ This whole thing seems a lot...

Agree strongly. ^^^ This whole thing seems a lot like one of Mr. Trumpís weird diversions, to keep people from seeing something else. 🤔
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

I still havenít seen any State Park campgrounds,...

I still havenít seen any State Park campgrounds, but the beaches were definitely open yesterday. Iím in Oceanside now, and was not allowed to ride through Camp Pendletonís main gate this morning. 🙁 A...
03-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,118
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for the info, from the future. 😉 I just...

Thanks for the info, from the future. 😉 I just figured out this morning, that I may NOT ride through the base (going North), sir. I was googling a bypass & found this thread, so thought Iíd post. ✌️...
03-18-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,123
Posted By stardognine

Yep, green anodizing is pretty cool. 👍 Not sure...

Yep, green anodizing is pretty cool. 👍 Not sure how well you can see that one, but both water bottle cages are green anodized, and came with this bike when I bought it. 🙂

Iím halfway thinking I...
03-18-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,581
Posted By stardognine

My thinking is, this is Godís way of telling...

My thinking is, this is Godís way of telling corporate America to wake up, and make businesses have adequate public bathrooms. And plenty of them. Itís pointless to tell people to wash their hands...
03-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,123
Posted By stardognine

I missed this thread AND St. Patrickís Day...

I missed this thread AND St. Patrickís Day yesterday. 😲 Iím still touring, but on the El Camino Real now, in not-so-sunny Southern California. This is a recycled pic, but only a few days old. 😉...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By stardognine

Iím surprised no one else replied to this thread....

Iím surprised no one else replied to this thread. 🤔 I watched a lot of this video, a couple days ago, and really enjoyed it. 👍

I like the traditional Asian music, and enjoyed watching everyone...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Ha, good one. 😁 Itís actually working out pretty...

Ha, good one. 😁 Itís actually working out pretty good for me. Way less traffic to contend with, when most folks are staying home. 👍

I got the heck out of the San Diego area, after all, but did...
03-16-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Thatís one of my best memories of childhood, my...

Thatís one of my best memories of childhood, my momís homemade bread. With real butter, of course. And maybe her homemade apple butter. 😘

Itís funny though, she was a great baker, but not so much...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

And here we are, at the Specific Ocean! Or at...

And here we are, at the Specific Ocean! Or at least the harbor, right by the City & County Administration Building. 😎

I pushed on through, once I got kinda close, because my iPhone 7 is dying &...
03-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,013
Posted By stardognine

Thank goodness, we evolved past that particular...

Thank goodness, we evolved past that particular bit of history. 🙄😉
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,389
Posted By stardognine

I need to look into this much better. I carry a...

I need to look into this much better. I carry a couple decent batteries already, but charging gets to be an issue, at times. Those solar panels look pretty light to carry. Are they? 🤔
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Ha!!! I bought a big ole chocolate brownie there,...

Ha!!! I bought a big ole chocolate brownie there, and found out it was hard as a rock. 🙄😁 But it was still pretty good, with pop, if you let it soften in your mouth before chewing. 😉
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

And I forgot to say, thereís no guardrail, in a...

And I forgot to say, thereís no guardrail, in a lot of places. If you crashed going fast, that would be bad, but going off the side of a mountain is probably worser. 😲😁

A few more pics,...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Sounds like a plan, and Iíve been riding Old 80...

Sounds like a plan, and Iíve been riding Old 80 for quite awhile now, after all. But maybe tomorrow, itís Sunday, and Iím pretty scuzzy, lol. 🙄 I found a laundromat, but itís pretty busy today, so I...
03-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By stardognine

You can also cheat, & use hemostats. 😎

You can also cheat, & use hemostats. 😎
03-14-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,341
Posted By stardognine

Old Route 80 here in California is essentially a...

Old Route 80 here in California is essentially a frontage road for I-8. Near Pine Valley, 80 crosses under 8, and thereís a Border Patrol checkpoint about a mile before you get there. It was closed...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Nope, it doesnít work on the forum. On my iPhone,...

Nope, it doesnít work on the forum. On my iPhone, bounce plays about a second of film, so the ravens actually fly a bit when you look at it. 😎 Theyíre a little hard to see otherwise, but close to the...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Woohoo, I made it to Alpine, just as it was...

Woohoo, I made it to Alpine, just as it was getting dark. 😎😁 For now, Iím just gonna post a pic of the Alpine sign, so you know it really happened, lol, and a pic of 2 of the many ravens I saw today....
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Yep, I had time to read the internet news this...

Yep, I had time to read the internet news this evening, and got a touch of culture shock. It felt a little like I slept through Armageddon or something. 🤔 Iím not gonna stress it too much, weíll all...
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

In case anyone can use this info, skip the...

In case anyone can use this info, skip the Mountaintop Market in Boulevard, that has a big sign out front, for 2x 2 liter bottles of pop, for $5.00. A few miles up the road, in Tierra Del Sol,...
03-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,341
Posted By stardognine

Wow, thatís quite the trip for you. 😲😎👌 I could...

Wow, thatís quite the trip for you. 😲😎👌 I could never keep up with you guys, especially hill-climbing. 🙄😉

Going through Jacumba Hot Springs yesterday & this morning, I was about 100 yards (?) from...
03-13-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 60,777
Posted By stardognine

Itís nowhere near as bad as it looks, unless it...

Itís nowhere near as bad as it looks, unless it rains & gets everything soaking wet. 🙄😉 Heavier stuff goes in the panniers, down parka & light clothing & food in the pack. 😎
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By stardognine

Not bad at all, I could ride that. 👌 Touring...

Not bad at all, I could ride that. 👌 Touring tends to be hard on paint though, at least for me, so Iíd leave that one home, and tour on an ugly bike. 😉
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

I stand corrected, yet again, lol. They make...

I stand corrected, yet again, lol. They make map-reading tricky, these days. 😉

I made it to the Golden Acorn Casino, soaking wet, but still alive. 😁 Thereís some bad fog here again, and the high...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Thanks. ✌️ I donít think Iíll go up that tower...

Thanks. ✌️ I donít think Iíll go up that tower today. Itís kinda foggy up here in the mountains, lol, and supposed to rain off & on all day. At least tomorrowís supposed to be a lot nicer. 🙂

...
03-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 60,777
Posted By stardognine

I finally found some teddy bears, in the teddy...

I finally found some teddy bears, in the teddy bear tree. 🤪😁😉 This is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just West of the Devilís Gorge bridge. ...
Forum: Touring
03-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Almost forgot the teddy bear tree. 😁 Sadly, this...

Almost forgot the teddy bear tree. 😁 Sadly, this is probably a memorial to someone who died, but still too cool to just ignore. 🥺...
Forum: Touring
03-11-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Ha, Iím on In-Ko-Pah Road now, which is...

Ha, Iím on In-Ko-Pah Road now, which is apparently where you need to get off of I-8, to go back to that tower. 😎 I already grabbed a pic of it, from the Eastern approach, not sure if I want to see it...
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Apparently, strong winds are normal here. So I...

Apparently, strong winds are normal here. So I guess those turbines are pretty sensible. 🙂...
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,056
Posted By stardognine

Well, I just now got to Ocotillo. I had to fight...

Well, I just now got to Ocotillo. I had to fight some hard winds, yesterday and today, plus I found another detour, lol. 🙄😉 I was coming along old S80, but someone broke a bridge, and the signs sent...
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