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07-17-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By skidder

Yes, I've got it. The only time I had to go to...

Yes, I've got it. The only time I had to go to the ER was when it first happened. Other than that I take metoprolol succinate and it controls it quite well - a few small flare ups, but a 5-minute...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,927
Posted By skidder

I had a similar experience with a California...

I had a similar experience with a California desert jackrabbit while driving through the California desert back around 1990 on Hwy 395. I saw it sitting on the other side of the road and thought it...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,148
Posted By skidder

Its not like the password system on Windows did...

Its not like the password system on Windows did any good; it was more of an inconvenience to hackers rather than a useful tool for legitimate users
07-13-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By skidder

I'll 'second' this one. I have a similar...

I'll 'second' this one. I have a similar 'Transit' model from the old Performance Bike Shop line, its wearing out, so bought the Banjo Brothers model and its well worth the extra $$$. And the top...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By skidder

You got your tin-foil hat on, and are you living...

You got your tin-foil hat on, and are you living in a faraday cage? ;) The government vapor trail thing was a popular conspiracy theory a few years ago, I thought that died out. FWIW: The theory...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 73,909
Posted By skidder

My mom's from over there. She had recently gone...

My mom's from over there. She had recently gone through a bad divorce with my dad and decided to spend a few weeks visiting relatives. I went with her, and one of the youngers folks (my age) had...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By skidder

Nice neighborhood you live in!. I really LOVE...

Nice neighborhood you live in!. I really LOVE LOVE LOVE those undercarriage shots, as you almost never get to see the underside of an old classic vehicle with its original drivetrain. :love:

Q: ...
Forum: Foo
07-10-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 73,909
Posted By skidder

Elton John's very first album 'Empty Sky' came...

Elton John's very first album 'Empty Sky' came out in the U.K. at the end of 1969. I bought a copy of it while on vacation in the UK back about 1980, and still have it. Here's a few cuts from it:...
Forum: Foo
07-07-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 96,299
Posted By skidder

I didn't feel the one on July 4, but did feel the...

I didn't feel the one on July 4, but did feel the one on Friday evening July 5 - just a long rolling motion like you're in a small fishing boat on a choppy lake. The typically means you're not close...
Forum: Foo
07-06-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 96,299
Posted By skidder

With two significant earthquakes here in Southern...

With two significant earthquakes here in Southern California this past week, this seems like an appropriately titled song (and covers):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkcGuZHPbKk
...
07-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By skidder

Didn't feel the first one on Thursday, but...

Didn't feel the first one on Thursday, but definitely felt yesterday's. IT was a slow-roller that lasted about a minute, so I pretty confident it wasn't local. My bookcases and other tall...
Forum: Foo
07-06-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By skidder

I didn't feel the one on Thursday morning. I was...

I didn't feel the one on Thursday morning. I was doing some yardwork, taking advantage of the cool overcast morning on Thursday, and didn't notice anything. I definately felt Friday evening's...
Forum: Foo
06-29-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 96,299
Posted By skidder

Interesting cover of Jackson Browne's "Redneck...

Interesting cover of Jackson Browne's "Redneck Friend":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZGy2rfEFcw

Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quv21Vv4Rfk
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

After serving on a jury for a felony case...

After serving on a jury for a felony case (domestic abuse, violent assault & battery), I've always wondered what it would be like when the judge pounds down the gavel and you're sentenced to 'hard...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By skidder

No regulations if it means elimination of my...

No regulations if it means elimination of my favorite beverage container:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68

in 14 years they are decomposible
06-27-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By skidder

You should see/feel the time trial suits the pros...

You should see/feel the time trial suits the pros wear for the Tdf, Vuelta,Giro - Those are made of fabric that's probably a lot thinner/lighter than the cycling underwear you were wearing. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 80,018
Posted By skidder

Angry girls ending their relationships with a...

Angry girls ending their relationships with a little Kerosene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB7ONnfIjaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq2jJLswL8I
06-25-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,534
Posted By skidder

Somewhat along this line of thought - I worked as...

Somewhat along this line of thought - I worked as a Chevy car salesman for a while and you learned fast to NEVER, NEVER, NEVER try to one-up anyone who came in to buy a Corvette. Those guy are 'car...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

This could have been composed about loss of...

This could have been composed about loss of spouse, siblings, close relatives, or close friends:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqQkltEa58E
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 23,996
Posted By skidder

Johnny Cash 'When Uncle Bill Quit Dope': ...

Johnny Cash 'When Uncle Bill Quit Dope':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YjW1Zb1O3o
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

The Beatles 'Im a loser': ...

The Beatles 'Im a loser':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f70Z3cvrQd0
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

When you come to the realization that the...

When you come to the realization that the relationship you are in, the one you thought was perfect and would last a lifetime, is suddenly over and nothing can save it:
...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

I knew it would come to me sooner than later :D ...

I knew it would come to me sooner than later :D - Sonora's Death Row by Blackie Farrell. Its not a Dave Alvin original, but he does a great job of 'making it his own':
...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

Any other Dave Alvin fans remember the name of...

Any other Dave Alvin fans remember the name of the song about the guy in jail waiting to be hanged, and he tells the story about how he got there (shooting someone in a drunken rage during a...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

One of Willie's best; simple, quiet, and...

One of Willie's best; simple, quiet, and minimalistic lyrics are to-the-point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwkS6AcszY
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,281
Posted By skidder

You don't have to go out for weeks at a time,...

You don't have to go out for weeks at a time, just figure out what type of bicycle travel you like. I do a few multi-day rides each year, and I use hotels and hostels for lodging at night. This...
06-23-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,600
Posted By skidder

Definitely bicycling for me. I tell folks its...

Definitely bicycling for me. I tell folks its because I get to sit on my azz while I get a workout. :thumb::D
Forum: Foo
06-22-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 30,524
Posted By skidder

A Public Enemy tune for your Saturday morning: ...

A Public Enemy tune for your Saturday morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FmPskTljo0
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 113,428
Posted By skidder

The only song on "Straight Outta Compton" that...

The only song on "Straight Outta Compton" that isn't laced with profanity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

Two songs with upbeat tempos you've heard...

Two songs with upbeat tempos you've heard multiple times. These re-arrangements better convey the sad meaning of the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyEOYJDjGGM
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

How many John Prine songs can I post here? ...

How many John Prine songs can I post here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9czzlwMzBw

He wrote this when about 21 years old:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVhA01J0Zsg
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,624
Posted By skidder

Toni Childs, 1991, "Heaven's Gate": ...

Toni Childs, 1991, "Heaven's Gate":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1uMHde0hY8

"I've Got to Go Now":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYgsVbN96_k
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By skidder

Thanks for that information. I thought Amtrak had...

Thanks for that information. I thought Amtrak had discontinued those lines due to low ridership, but maybe not. I'd like to think the poor service the airlines have been pro viding the last few...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 80,018
Posted By skidder

Skin Deep ...

Skin Deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw9mEFn38to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QruGPeiU5Q
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 23,996
Posted By skidder

Two versions of Toby Keith singing about Willie...

Two versions of Toby Keith singing about Willie Nelson. Anybody seen my lighter? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpl5nvu-DnA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJXjt5D4zY
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By skidder

The Hotel Nevada in Ely is definitely a cool...

The Hotel Nevada in Ely is definitely a cool place. The rooms are small, but that was 'by design' to keep the flavor of the hotel's original design. Don't miss going through the train museum at the...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By skidder

I'm not familiar with diabetes meds, but have you...

I'm not familiar with diabetes meds, but have you discussed options with your doctor to see if there's an option you could use that doesn't require refrigeration? Maybe discuss with the insurance...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By skidder

I've used both the Coast Starlight (long...

I've used both the Coast Starlight (long distance) and Surfliner (Southern Calif commuter line) to get around California. The Coast Starlight was used to get to San Francisco and ride around there...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 96,299
Posted By skidder

Anthrax covering Joe Jackson: ...

Anthrax covering Joe Jackson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7iNHw8QoQ
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By skidder

I take a lot of European relatives up there and...

I take a lot of European relatives up there and they are really disheartened about how dilapidated the whole place is. They've been conditioned to expect it to be the land of milk and honey, and...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By skidder

True. I'd include Orange County, too (south of...

True. I'd include Orange County, too (south of L.A). But Orange County is seeing an increase in homelessness and is becoming crowded (the recent movement to force the local government of Huntington...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By skidder

Another odd neighborhood on L.A. is the...

Another odd neighborhood on L.A. is the VEnice/Venice Beach area. The homeless, drug addicts, pot shops, and all kinds of oddball people there are part of the attraction of the place along the...
06-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,842
Posted By skidder

Road bicycles frames with top tubes parallel to...

Road bicycles frames with top tubes parallel to the ground. The current trend toward slanted top tubes on everything looks ugly as heck to me (I'd give an exception for MTBs). They can be steel,...
06-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By skidder

If it fits, if it looks well-made, wear it. I...

If it fits, if it looks well-made, wear it. I recently bought a new helmet just because I've got a large head and its difficult to find one in my size (7.75 - 8 USA sizing). I didn't need a new...
06-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,961
Posted By skidder

There is no miracle food, no "wonder...

There is no miracle food, no "wonder potion/pill/powder" that'll turn you into a bicycling dynamo. All those ads for food supplements and specialty drinks are just a lot of marketing hype and snake...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 44,482
Posted By skidder

A little sumpthin' from Willie Nelson, as...

A little sumpthin' from Willie Nelson, as politically incorrect as you can get this month. NSFW or for SJWs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9hCSUckCg
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 44,482
Posted By skidder

Richard Smith playing Scott Joplin's 'The...

Richard Smith playing Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer.' He's so good he makes it look easy . . . its not!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGGG9piAGY
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 113,428
Posted By skidder

Let's see if this will take (computer problems in...

Let's see if this will take (computer problems in the past). 1988 hit from a British band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31abJDvQhuU

What the heck, let's double-dip into late 80s British...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By skidder

L.A. used to have only small pockets of...

L.A. used to have only small pockets of homelessness, but it seems like its grown over the last 20 years to the point where its now everywhere. The are you're probably thinking of is actually two...
06-09-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,068
Posted By skidder

You've got to put some of the blame on the...

You've got to put some of the blame on the bicycling industry themselves. Their advertising focuses on the high-end road bicycles and MTBs, leaving out the recreational riders. And when you go into...
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