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Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Altair 4

Our local PBS station had the video on their...

Our local PBS station had the video on their website in its entirety for a brief period, but it's gone now. But you can see some extra bits of video from the production here: The Great Ride - WQED ...
08-13-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Altair 4

Congrats on the new bike! I've enjoyed riding my...

Congrats on the new bike! I've enjoyed riding my Forza.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Altair 4

Personally, I enjoyed the PBS show. It was nice...

Personally, I enjoyed the PBS show. It was nice to see and hear some of the sights and sounds from along the trail. But I also enjoyed the people they interviewed, particularly the gentleman that...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

What am I seeing there? Did one of them take a...

What am I seeing there? Did one of them take a dump upon hitting the pavement?
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Altair 4

Back in the 1990's, Mrs. Altair and I visited...

Back in the 1990's, Mrs. Altair and I visited Cedar Point and our first ride was the then-new Mantis (now called the Rougarou). It's where we both discovered that we can't ride inverted coasters at...
07-25-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Altair 4

I'll have to try that shim idea. Maybe a small...

I'll have to try that shim idea. Maybe a small piece of inner tube material might work. I know what you mean about the thumb screw - it does limit where you can place the light on the bar. I...
07-25-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Altair 4

A little late to this, but I have a Cygolite...

A little late to this, but I have a Cygolite Metro Pro 950. I like the light - good throw and spread. I'm less thrilled with its mount. There is the section that actually surrounds the handlebar...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Altair 4

RIP Rutger Hauer

He died on July 19, age 75. His performance in Blade Runner made the movie.
07-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Altair 4

Good thread. I'm going to have to try some of...

Good thread. I'm going to have to try some of these products, too. My tinnitus is bad enough and I'm concerned that the "wind in my ears" noise is making it worse. I think I'm going to try the...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,620
Posted By Altair 4

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care...

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care in the picture? Seems like there's medical issues beyond lack of interest. Are they being pursued with the appropriate doctors?
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,216
Posted By Altair 4

I've lived in PA all of my life. The winter of...

I've lived in PA all of my life. The winter of 1976-1977 was the coldest I can recall in my 60+ years of dragging my knuckles on this rock. Between Christmas 1976 and the end of January 1977, the...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,018
Views: 2,024,177
Posted By Altair 4

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

What was the finale like??

What was the finale like??
Forum: Foo
07-10-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

I could see that coming....:lol:

I could see that coming....:lol:
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,686
Posted By Altair 4

1. c0urt 2. jideta 3.nondes

1. c0urt
2. jideta
3.nondes
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

This reminded me of my experiences on I-95 and on...

This reminded me of my experiences on I-95 and on the Schuylkill Express back in the early 1980's when I lived in Philadelphia. You never knew what you would find on the roadway. On 95, I once saw...
Forum: Foo
07-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

In my mind, the sound effect for this slip and...

In my mind, the sound effect for this slip and fall is like an over-ripe watermelon hitting the floor.
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10,018
Views: 2,024,177
Posted By Altair 4

Yeah, but at least that's a harmless weirdness. ...

Yeah, but at least that's a harmless weirdness. Here in Pittsburgh over the July 4th weekend, the city will host the 14th Anthrocon (Anthrocon 2019 - David L. Lawrence Convention Center...
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Altair 4

I can remember in the early 1980's on flights...

I can remember in the early 1980's on flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia would have a hot breakfast on the morning flights. The flight attendants used to really hustle to make that happen!
...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,947
Posted By Altair 4

I haven't ridden that section of trail this year...

I haven't ridden that section of trail this year yet (recovering from a fracture that's really eaten into my riding), but I do recall seeing what could best be described as a homeless stealth...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,136
Posted By Altair 4

https://www.bicycleheaven.org...

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Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By Altair 4

A couple of years ago, my ride partner and I were...

A couple of years ago, my ride partner and I were on a three day ride with what amounted to a perfect weather forecast. Well, that forecast turned out to be 100% inaccurate for both rain and...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Altair 4

His highly developed sense of situational...

His highly developed sense of situational awareness is incredible to me. I wouldn't want to drive those streets, let alone cycle them at the speed he apparently attains. Oh, and he must go through...
06-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,663
Posted By Altair 4

Well, I looked at that article and it made me...

Well, I looked at that article and it made me wonder about the demographics for the country as a whole. The birth rate dropped during and immediately after the 2008 recession. Those unborn kids would...
06-07-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,121
Posted By Altair 4

“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn...

“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another—it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”
― John Scalzi, Old Man's War
06-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,753
Posted By Altair 4

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock...

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock lubrication:

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Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By Altair 4

[QUOTE=Hondo Gravel;20950365] Haven't seen...

[QUOTE=Hondo Gravel;20950365]

Haven't seen it first-hand, but I'd imagine the white water rafting is pretty fantastic now, given the amount of rain we've been having.
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,686
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dealer's choice - Crane or Clouds. Shot on a cell phone.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

The catcher's reaction is priceless.

The catcher's reaction is priceless.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,799
Posted By Altair 4

Route 381 is the road that leads out of Ohiopyle...

Route 381 is the road that leads out of Ohiopyle to get to Fallingwater. It's a two lane blacktop with minimal shoulders. I guess it's rideable but, man, I'd think twice three times about it. ...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,799
Posted By Altair 4

When I first rode the GAP, we did 54 miles of the...

When I first rode the GAP, we did 54 miles of the 150 on the first day. It rained part of that day, too. My total prep mileage (from purchasing a bike to actually hitting the trail) was only 150...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,799
Posted By Altair 4

Well, you could consider riding west to east and...

Well, you could consider riding west to east and catch Amtrak back to Pittsburgh, arrive late and book a hotel to crash. Sleep in late and then make your way home. It looks like the Capitol Limited...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10,018
Views: 2,024,177
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Everest garbage dump...whatever happened to "pack it in, pack it out?"
05-20-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,028
Posted By Altair 4

The Hexus II is the one I carry in the saddle bag...

The Hexus II is the one I carry in the saddle bag of the bike I ride far from home on. Haven't had to use the chain break yet (well, I've doomed myself now, haven't I?), but the other tools have...
05-11-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By Altair 4

If all your friends were doing jumps on a...

If all your friends were doing jumps on a mountain bike, would you...oh, wait.
05-11-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By Altair 4

Taking a ride without a prescription?!?! And on...

Taking a ride without a prescription?!?! And on top of that, you took two of them? That, my friend, is how addiction starts! :lol:
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-09-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,447
Posted By Altair 4

I've been through all of them. Here's a couple...

I've been through all of them. Here's a couple more remote ones: Austin, Kane, Coudersport, Emporium. I remember driving to Austin once where the car radio would not stop scanning on AM or FM due...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-08-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,447
Posted By Altair 4

Just outside of Pittsburgh in the lower North...

Just outside of Pittsburgh in the lower North Hills now, but I've lived in PA my entire live and once had a job that took me to so many of the places and towns mentioned in this resurrected thread. ...
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By Altair 4

Back in the day (I figure around 1986 or '87?), I...

Back in the day (I figure around 1986 or '87?), I worked for a company that was shutting down its branch just outside of Boston. The company flew a bunch of people in to manage the dumpster fire. ...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,503
Posted By Altair 4

Not to downgrade the Katy Trail (I hope to ride...

Not to downgrade the Katy Trail (I hope to ride it someday), but the history along the GAP is significant. Its story predates America, and even North America, from the Paleozoic to the Anthropocene....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-30-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By Altair 4

BTW, the link I gave is a little out of date. It...

BTW, the link I gave is a little out of date. It doesn't reflect that the gap in the GAP east of Pittsburgh was completed several years ago. But as a general guide, it still has valuable...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-30-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By Altair 4

This website might help:...

This website might help: https://linkup.shaw-weil.com/ The author prefers East to West.

I haven't ridden the C&O so I have no opinion about which direction to take. When I've ridden the GAP...
04-23-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Altair 4

I just remembered that we also rented bikes while...

I just remembered that we also rented bikes while visiting Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA last summer. The terrain in the park is mostly flat, not totally rail-trail flat, but still pretty flat....
04-22-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Altair 4

https://www.mtl.org/en/experience/guide-to-all-thi...

https://www.mtl.org/en/experience/guide-to-all-things-biking

Cycling in Montréal ? GoBiking.ca (http://gobiking.ca/quebec-rides/cycling-in-montreal/)
...
04-18-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Altair 4

Lot of good suggestions can be found here: ...

Lot of good suggestions can be found here:

https://www.ontariobybike.ca/2019

I enjoyed the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Greater Niagara Circle Route | Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre...
04-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Altair 4

We rented a bike for my wife a few years ago...

We rented a bike for my wife a few years ago while visiting Niagara Falls. Here's what they currently have in their rental fleet:

https://www.zoomleisure.com/bike-rentals/bike-fleet

We rented...
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Altair 4

The "chance meetings" did seem a little forced in...

The "chance meetings" did seem a little forced in the episode I watched, with some furtive glancing off to the sides by the person encountered. Frankly, I would have fast-forwarded through them if I...
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Altair 4

No comment other other than to express my...

No comment other other than to express my complete jealousy! Recently while travelling, the Dayton hotel I stayed at had NHK TV from Japan on cable. I saw an episode of "Cycle Around Japan." The...
Forum: Foo
03-22-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 727,040
Posted By Altair 4

To be honest, I kind of expected the boat to...

To be honest, I kind of expected the boat to detach from the trailer once the wheels hit the curb.
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