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02-23-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By skidder

You're got to get on the Surfrider trains...

You're got to get on the Surfrider trains (southern California 'commuter' train) and not the Coast Starlight (WEst Coast from SD to Seattle train). Check with Amtrak's website, but 'generally when...
02-22-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By skidder

This time in history is one of the very few when...

This time in history is one of the very few when you can walk into a bank, walk up to a teller window, and nobody cares that you have your face covered with a mask and dark glasses. I did that a few...
02-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By skidder

Did you stop wearing that furry helmet with the...

Did you stop wearing that furry helmet with the bison horns sticking out of it while on the MUP?
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By skidder

I'm just under 65 but got the first vaccination...

I'm just under 65 but got the first vaccination while working at a COVID-19 vaccination event sponsored by a local hospital; apparently hospitals get batches on a regular basis, and this batch was...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 139,431
Posted By skidder

Original by The Merry-Go-Round: (10) The...

Original by The Merry-Go-Round:

(10) The Merry-Go-Round - Live - YouTube

Cover by The Bangles:

(10) Live - YouTube
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 403
Posted By skidder

Maybe get rid of carbon fiber parts and frames? ...

Maybe get rid of carbon fiber parts and frames? They're not recyclable when no longer usable, and the fabrication process involves resins made from petrochemicals. Maybe use something recyclable,...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 764
Posted By skidder

Do not mention it to your supervisor or his...

Do not mention it to your supervisor or his supervisor, that's an almost sure-fire way to get fired, or laid off in the next company downsizing. Look and see if your company has a counseling program...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By skidder

I've been there twice, driving through both the...

I've been there twice, driving through both the Willamette Valley and the eastern side of the state. As the bumper sticker says "Keep Portland Weird". This video captures that feel perfectly. ...
02-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By skidder

As others have mentioned, tires make a big...

As others have mentioned, tires make a big difference for the $$$ invested, saddle can be changed if you find it uncomfortable after a longer ride.

Square-taper BB - There's probably not much you...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By skidder

I look at tires from the attributes, and...

I look at tires from the attributes, and prioritize them. Start with wheel size (700, 650, 26", etc), then puncture resistance (yes, taht's #2 for me!), the width of tire (32mm or 35mm), how hard it...
Forum: Foo
02-17-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 44,452
Posted By skidder

Properly cooked alligator meat tastes a whole lot...

Properly cooked alligator meat tastes a whole lot better than a Wendy's burger patty. Maybe he was just trying to give them an idea for "product improvement"
Forum: Foo
02-17-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By skidder

Does it appear the bar is getting overcrowded at...

Does it appear the bar is getting overcrowded at times? Call the local county/city Municipal Code Enforcement and/or Fire Code Enforcement officials as there are overcrowding standards for public...
Forum: Foo
02-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,091
Posted By skidder

That reminds me, I need to mow my lawn. Damn!! ...

That reminds me, I need to mow my lawn. Damn!! The perils of living in Southern California.
02-17-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By skidder

I was down at the HB Pier on Monday (President's...

I was down at the HB Pier on Monday (President's Day) and it wasn't that good - choppy surface and the waves were peaky, but it was a nice day for a 20-mile ride. :D. I don't think its been a great...
02-17-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By skidder

Yeah, saw that on SNL, pretty funny. First thing...

Yeah, saw that on SNL, pretty funny. First thing I thought of was "Does it come with an ashtray and beer cozy attached to the handlebars?" .
02-15-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By skidder

Maybe no trees, but there's usually some type of...

Maybe no trees, but there's usually some type of brush/bushes over almost all areas in the southwestern USA deserts to use as 'cover'. Look up some outdoor websites (or library books) and you'll be...
02-15-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,368
Posted By skidder

Be aware: if you're planning on taking the 101...

Be aware: if you're planning on taking the 101 south of Salinas as shown on some of the maps above there are VERY few services along there until you get to Paso Robles (south of King City and up a...
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,235
Posted By skidder

I remember driving south of Ft Worth to see a...

I remember driving south of Ft Worth to see a client a few times in winters in the late-1990s/early 2000s. One of our office staff was from there and mentioned to pay attention to the speed signs...
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By skidder

I've got a degree in finance, but I looked into...

I've got a degree in finance, but I looked into those 'fancy-pants' financial tools over the past thirty years and always came back to simply investing most of my $$$ in broad-based mutual funds with...
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 602
Posted By skidder

Big YES to Carole King, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden (I...

Big YES to Carole King, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden (I hope they bring Eddie to the ceremony!), The New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren, Mary K. Blige

Chaka Khan - I'd rather the whole Rufus band get in as...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,451
Posted By skidder

Bill might be blowing smoke as its not that...

Bill might be blowing smoke as its not that controversial an issue here in California. The 'solar code' here in California has been changed over the years with inpur from the public, power industry,...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By skidder

Q1 was pretty good way to start, seemed pretty...

Q1 was pretty good way to start, seemed pretty even. The Chief's goal line stand in Q2 was good, too. Second half was a complete dud, Brady and Co. just dominated the Chiefs.
02-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,683
Posted By skidder

I've never had a bicycle that had a press-fit...

I've never had a bicycle that had a press-fit bottom bracket, they've all been square-taper designs. They range from a 1977 steel Schwinn LeTour Lux to a modern-day 'non-name' cyclocross frame I...
02-06-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,407
Posted By skidder

OUCH! . . . Huh? What?

OUCH! . . . Huh? What?
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By skidder

I got a masters degree 20 years ago (MBA,...

I got a masters degree 20 years ago (MBA, concentration in finance), I've always been interested in corporate financial planning & forecasting. My experience is its pretty useless here in the USA...
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By skidder

The lamp doesn't look like it would be vey...

The lamp doesn't look like it would be vey useful; just a small illumination pattern. Looks more like an art class or design project. D4F's clock looks pretty good; easy to make from old...
02-06-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By skidder

I haven't posted in the carbo-loading threads in...

I haven't posted in the carbo-loading threads in eons. The Super Bowl might be a good watch this year; a 3-point spread and a 56 point over/under predicts a high-scoring & evenly matched game. Rain...
Forum: Foo
02-05-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By skidder

I'll go for a bike ride in the morning, mow my...

I'll go for a bike ride in the morning, mow my lawn, then watch the game with pizza and brew in the afternoon (Starts at 3:30PM here on the west coast).
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By skidder

Sunday February 7, 6:30PM EST, 3:30 PST. As of...

Sunday February 7, 6:30PM EST, 3:30 PST. As of today (Wednesday, Feb 3) Chiefs are a 3-point favorite. Over/under is 56.
02-03-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,102
Posted By skidder

I'd feel the need to put a jersey on over that...

I'd feel the need to put a jersey on over that jersey.
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By skidder

NWS shows a 40% chance of rain on Sunday in...

NWS shows a 40% chance of rain on Sunday in Tampa, with a few days of rain before Sunday, too. Too bad the Tampa Stadium field isn't natural grass, I'd love to see a good 'Mud Bowl' with players...
Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 1,092,076
Posted By skidder

Almost all fire hydrants are attached to the base...

Almost all fire hydrants are attached to the base (casing pipe) with shear bolts; they'll take the force of water coming up the pipe, but will 'shear' off if hit from the side by a vehicle or some...
01-31-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By skidder

Does your local NBC affiliate station, the one...

Does your local NBC affiliate station, the one that does 'over the air' broadcasting in the Bay area, show the Premier League games? They do that here in Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday mornings...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

My brother's going through the same thing; his...

My brother's going through the same thing; his son graduated from college, found a job, but he cant rent an apartment near his new workplace since he doesn't actually have a job until he starts...
Forum: Foo
01-29-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9,372
Views: 1,092,076
Posted By skidder

If it was a dry-barrel hydrant, typically used in...

If it was a dry-barrel hydrant, typically used in areas with freezing winter weather, there's a 50/50 chance it would not have water gushing out of it. The valve is in the bottom where the main...
01-28-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By skidder

Drive-by 'windshield' critic, maybe he's an...

Drive-by 'windshield' critic, maybe he's an independent reporter getting paid by the number of reviews he submits so he doesn't want to stop there too long. If he's a restaurant critic,

* Why is...
01-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 33,209
Posted By skidder

That bikes not going very far without a chain. ...

That bikes not going very far without a chain. It could use some pedals, too. Fugly as can be, but its probably a purpose-built model (track racing?) that'll never see a local MUP.
Forum: Foo
01-27-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By skidder

You are aware you're not supposed to be thinking...

You are aware you're not supposed to be thinking while posting on Foo, aren't you? ;)
Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,481
Posted By skidder

Not planning any at this time. If anything, I'll...

Not planning any at this time. If anything, I'll do something in the fall that needs minimal planning, probably some tried-and-true routes along the Southern California coast or up in the Owens...
Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By skidder

A baritone ukulele is tuned the same as the top 4...

A baritone ukulele is tuned the same as the top 4 strings on a guitar D-G-B-E. You can get a set of all-nylon strings to avoid string corrosion problems, too. Larger than a tenor ukulele, smaller...
01-24-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,341
Posted By skidder

I've got a pair on an old Schwinn, too. Took...

I've got a pair on an old Schwinn, too. Took them apart and cleaned them/lubed them when I took the bicycle apart for a rebuild, and they work with no. They do what they're supposed to do; stop the...
01-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,239
Posted By skidder

Same with me. 40F is pretty basic for a winter...

Same with me. 40F is pretty basic for a winter morning low, and I'll ride even into the 30F range. My feet don't seem to mind the cold at all, but my hands do and need good gloves. I did go out...
01-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By skidder

Look up Peter Sagan - he does some pretty rad...

Look up Peter Sagan - he does some pretty rad tricks on road bikes. He's known for doing a wheelie or other tricks at the end of TdF stage races where he's not in the hunt for a stage win.

And...
01-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By skidder

I'm not surprised they did that, at least in my...

I'm not surprised they did that, at least in my area (Orange County/Southern California). Just after the Rio Olympics it got put into a premium sports package that cost extra, so I got cut off and...
01-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By skidder

"Lovely" area in the LA/LB harbor, isn't it? ...

"Lovely" area in the LA/LB harbor, isn't it? I've gone there a few times doing coastal tours and I just try to hammer through the 4 miles along Anaheim St. between PV and the L.A. River bike path...
Forum: Foo
01-18-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 2,357,562
Posted By skidder

I'm afraid to google 'Vagina candle', scared of...

I'm afraid to google 'Vagina candle', scared of what it might look like. "Once you see it, it can never be unseen".
01-18-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By skidder

. . . plus fasten your seat belt and make sure...

. . . plus fasten your seat belt and make sure your tray table is up and locked in place.:thumb:
Forum: Foo
01-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By skidder

Those goats are wearing their masks wrong. ...

Those goats are wearing their masks wrong. Wearing masks that way isn't going to protect them from a COVID-19 infection. ;)
01-18-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By skidder

Definitely illegal in California. From...

Definitely illegal in California. From experience around 1996(?): A friend had bluish-white undercarriage lights on the bottom of his 'tuner' car, and it got impounded by the PD on a busy summer...
01-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,428
Posted By skidder

I live in Southern California so no snow...

I live in Southern California so no snow shoveling, but I do have to mow my lawn in the winter months. I'm an oddity since just about all my neighbors have a lawn service take care of their lawn and...
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