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Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By skidder

Lemme guess - you can't drive a manual...

Lemme guess - you can't drive a manual transmission car, yet you really really want to upgrade your bicycle from a 2x9 to a 2x10 drivetrain? ;)
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By skidder

Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). ...

Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). FWIW even females should know how to do this.
Start a campfire
Make a simple lean-to shelter that'll survive a light rain shower.
Clear a clogged...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By skidder

Personal pet-peeve of mine towards all the...

Personal pet-peeve of mine towards all the manufacturers - no manual transmissions! GRRRRRRRR!!!! :notamused::notamused::notamused: Gonna miss that!
10-18-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By skidder

You use different muscles/muscle groups to run vs...

You use different muscles/muscle groups to run vs bicycling. Conditioning muscles by participating in one activity doesn't translate to the other. But both can give you the same aerobic benefits to...
10-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By skidder

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it...

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it around to get rid of the small pests that come in during winter.
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,021
Posted By skidder

That's your cat after it walks through your 'man...

That's your cat after it walks through your 'man cave' sniffing stuff, sampling stuff, and spilling stuff on itself. Tomorrow morning you'll get up and it'll be a 3 ft tall mega-beast looking for...
10-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By skidder

I'm in Southern California where it gets down...

I'm in Southern California where it gets down near freezing. I don't use clip-in shoes/pedals, but use a tennis court-style shoe made of all (synthetic) leather, and its a size larger than my...
10-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By skidder

Downtown HB and Lido Isle are quite a distance...

Downtown HB and Lido Isle are quite a distance apart. Is there something going on in downtown HB? If its just the usual rabble-rousers that like to protest at the foot of the HB Pier, then that's...
10-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By skidder

I just keep my mouth open while riding and suck...

I just keep my mouth open while riding and suck in all the bugs. Flies and other winged insects are high in protein. Gotta watch out for those big clumsy Scarab beetles, they can knock a tooth out....
10-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By skidder

I can think of two rides: Start in San Luis...

I can think of two rides:

Start in San Luis Obispo and just start riding south. Nice scenery and by the end of 24 hours I'd probably be in Malibu, maybe even Santa Monica, before my carriage and...
Forum: Foo
10-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,864
Posted By skidder

You don't mind if I drop this in here, do ya? ...

You don't mind if I drop this in here, do ya?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6CyQftidOw
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,544
Posted By skidder

Yep, a real classic. Friggin' hilarious movie. ...

Yep, a real classic. Friggin' hilarious movie.
How about the scene in the bedroom where Shirley MacLaine's character tries to seduce Chauncy?
Another was at the party with the gay guy sizing...
10-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,745
Posted By skidder

I've got one of those bags, made by Banjo Bros. ...

I've got one of those bags, made by Banjo Bros. The side panniers stuff into side pockets, and the main compartment has an expandable top. Works quite nicely as a rear pannier for 2-3 day trips,...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,544
Posted By skidder

Back in the mid-1970s, facing another day of...

Back in the mid-1970s, facing another day of mid-summer boredom, some friends and I went to the local discount 'art' theater and paid $1.50 to see a movie called 'Once Upon a Time in the West'...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,640
Posted By skidder

That probably explains why I see no need for it;...

That probably explains why I see no need for it; I've never bought anything on E-Bay.
09-27-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,793
Posted By skidder

He counted the dog (it runs alongside its...

He counted the dog (it runs alongside its master), converted from English units to metric, rounded up, and that equaled nine. He could have increased the sample size by multiplying his final answer...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,640
Posted By skidder

That looks like a scam to me. I looked at PayPal...

That looks like a scam to me. I looked at PayPal many years ago and, frankly, I could not find a reason to use it. If I wanted to buy something on a retail site that required PayPal, I'd just find...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By skidder

Most folks I see are wearing face masks, ear...

Most folks I see are wearing face masks, ear buds, and sunglasses, so I have no idea if they are even aware of their surroundings.

A few years ago while on an early morning bike ride on a local...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 836
Posted By skidder

The story says its in Southern California in the...

The story says its in Southern California in the low hills between the communities of Redlands/Loma Linda (north side of the hills) and Moreno Valley (south side), about 70 miles east of downtown Los...
09-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,305
Posted By skidder

Demand exceeds supply, so the prices go to a...

Demand exceeds supply, so the prices go to a level where demand tapers off. Also new technology can demand higher prices due to the company recouping investment costs (engineering, production,...
09-18-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,305
Posted By skidder

Same for me in 2010. I wanted to get a new...

Same for me in 2010. I wanted to get a new touring bicycle and was surprised I couldn't find one (other than the Fuji Touring) for under $1K. I ended up buying a used mid-1990s rigid MTB that had...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By skidder

California DOES have four seasons: Fire,...

California DOES have four seasons: Fire, Flooding, Earthquakes, Rioting. I've seen them all. :D
09-15-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By skidder

I'm near the beach in OC. Didn't ride all last...

I'm near the beach in OC. Didn't ride all last week due to the smoke. My gauge is the amount of ash on my car's windshield. This past weekend it was almost non-existent so did 25 miles on Saturday...
09-13-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By skidder

Nah, that would be an insult to the 1980s...

Nah, that would be an insult to the 1980s surf-punk band from Southern California.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vhq8CqtCDo&list=PLmAMQt4AAh_Q4XBxQcXvy9dkf5hIE1QDp&index=12

And they are...
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,298,186
Posted By skidder

. . . a new Alfred Hitchcock movie, or an...

. . . a new Alfred Hitchcock movie, or an updated remake?
09-10-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,224
Posted By skidder

Is it permissible to add a little oil to your...

Is it permissible to add a little oil to your noodles? Just to help with the flavor and texture, not to make it easier to swallow. Maybe some Olive oil, a fish oil, canola, or something else? How...
09-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,166
Posted By skidder

I always wanted to build a bike from the frame...

I always wanted to build a bike from the frame up, got my chance when a nice old MTB I had developed a crack in its frame. Bought a Nashbar aluminum frame, a new steel fork, and put it together with...
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,443
Posted By skidder

I ain't drunk, I just been drinking: ...

I ain't drunk, I just been drinking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcrWZu6Mg7U
09-09-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,224
Posted By skidder

Any advantage to cooking the noodles in a...

Any advantage to cooking the noodles in a carbon-fibre bowl instead of the cup they come in?, Maybe titanium, maybe aluminum, or is 'steel-the-real-deal'? Maybe a bowl that's laterally stiff and...
Forum: Foo
08-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,302
Posted By skidder

2006 Toyota Tacoma, Access cab model with 5-speed...

2006 Toyota Tacoma, Access cab model with 5-speed manual transmission. 100,000 miles on it and it had its first problem: the AC compressor broke. Still has the original brake pads and the clutch...
Forum: Foo
08-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,220
Posted By skidder

Anyone remember the chemistry sets you could buy...

Anyone remember the chemistry sets you could buy at the local toy store. Some dangerous chemicals in those, but it started my interest in science and industrial chemistry. As for rockets, we'd make...
08-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,111
Posted By skidder

I thought it was a Serbian cyclist giving a...

I thought it was a Serbian cyclist giving a 'one-finger wave' and putting a stick in the spokes of an Austrian cyclist named Franz Ferdinand. Maybe my history teachers were wrong? ;)
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By skidder

My brother picked up an old restaurant-quality...

My brother picked up an old restaurant-quality gas grill at an auction, about a 2ft x 2ft cooking surface. Converted the piping system to use it with propane and now he's got a killer grill that'll...
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,220
Posted By skidder

The 1970s were my high school and college days,...

The 1970s were my high school and college days, so I was alittle more social/political aware of the world:

*President Nixon resigning
*The rise of punk rock and new wave music. Here in Los...
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By skidder

That's a lot of bull to be posting on a Friday...

That's a lot of bull to be posting on a Friday evening. Everything's bigger in Texas, even the tall tales of Texans.;)
08-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By skidder

There used to be someone on these forums who rode...

There used to be someone on these forums who rode one regularly. He had a passion for riding the thing up-and-down hills. :eek: Posted pics occasionally, too. Maybe he'll chime in if he sees this....
08-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By skidder

+1 on the Banjo Bros saddle trunk. I've got two...

+1 on the Banjo Bros saddle trunk. I've got two of them. Much better than the smaller seat bags since you don't have to carefully cram all your repair stuff in it, and big enough to also carry a...
08-10-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By skidder

On a positive note, there's plenty of toilet...

On a positive note, there's plenty of toilet paper and paper towels on the store shelves right now. :D
08-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,048
Posted By skidder

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies...

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies (just admiring) he better be in the 'dirt nap' position. For me its more a situation of admiring the youth and recalling those days of my own youth with...
08-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By skidder

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300...

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300 yards the traffic should have passed by me and I'd have a pretty clear shot into the next left turn situation.

However, it would depend on how the...
Forum: Foo
07-30-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,298,186
Posted By skidder

That IS odd, fans seated behind the plate...

That IS odd, fans seated behind the plate actually watching the game (even though they are cardboard fans). The pitcher must be very confused. Watch a game on TV when fans return to the stands and...
07-26-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By skidder

I'll just tag onto ooga-booga's posts ...

I'll just tag onto ooga-booga's posts

Glendora Mt Road/Glendora Ridge Route Rd up to Mt. Baldy Village. If you're a real glutton for punishment you can proceed farther up, past the Icehouse Canyon...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By skidder

What's those cans in the left-most cooler in...

What's those cans in the left-most cooler in your picture? Texas-sized cans of energy drinks (32oz)? I've got a co-worker who drinks those 32ozers all the time. He says its tough to find the big...
07-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,556
Posted By skidder

SART Closure from July 6-12 Costa

The SART will be closed from July 6 - 12 where it goes under the 405 freeway, about 4.5 miles inland from the beach. Can't find anything on the 405 freeway construction website (oc405partners), I...
07-04-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,787
Posted By skidder

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly...

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly increase your fitness. Take a kook at actual dietary science and you'll find it takes 1-5 hours (simple carbs to complex proteins, respectively) for...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By skidder

I will propose everyone toast her long life and...

I will propose everyone toast her long life and accomplishments with a drink, preferable rainwater mixed with grain alcohol. :thumb:
06-12-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,481
Posted By skidder

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel...

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel fork for its ability to soak up the bumps at a better price than carbon fiber (and ability to put a front rack on it!). I've got two I built like...
06-10-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,489
Posted By skidder

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed...

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed where I live, but when you enter a town that has them they are a nuisance. They're left everywhere - on sidewalks, in gutters, in parking spaces, in...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By skidder

How about a song to lighten up the mood?: ...

How about a song to lighten up the mood?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AitTPI5U0

(song starts around 1:55)
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By skidder

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in...

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in California). Those two stacks of unboxed items on the left are 'cakes'. Roman candles on the right. Pretty sure the flat packs down front contain small...
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