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Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By mconlonx

I'd love to do a long train ride some day. But...

I'd love to do a long train ride some day. But for travel here in the USA, bus is usually cheaper and covers more destinations.

Greyhound used to do this ticket where you could travel on buses,...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By mconlonx

Growing is legal in our state and every now and...

Growing is legal in our state and every now and then you may pass by a location where they very obviously don't use filters on their exhaust.

Growing indoors traditionally requires use of...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 110,831
Posted By mconlonx

Right, so we were on an 80s kick the other night...

Right, so we were on an 80s kick the other night and this came up. Not something I listened to with any regularity back in the day -- I was into other stuff -- so I wasn't real acquainted with the...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By mconlonx

Well there ya go: say nothing. Or, if you...

Well there ya go: say nothing.

Or, if you feel some kind of obligation, tell someone you know he might actually listen to, in this situation.
05-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 46,980
Posted By mconlonx

Love, Death & Robots, 9/10 If you like...

Love, Death & Robots, 9/10

If you like adult-themed animation, this series rocks. Many different styles, different sci-fi scenarios, vignettes of various lengths. If you liked Liquid Sky and Adult...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,152
Posted By mconlonx

We have cable for the internet access, but...

We have cable for the internet access, but haven't even hooked up the cable box for basic service. Premium channels we want, we subscribe online -- HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and PBS.

Years ago,...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,881
Posted By mconlonx

Just sayin': Sounds like there may have been...

Just sayin': Sounds like there may have been drugs involved...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By mconlonx

I knew people who took heinous advantage of...

I knew people who took heinous advantage of LLBean's generous return policy, with pride. People like that are the reason we don't get nice things.
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By mconlonx

If you take glee in the misfortunes of those who...

If you take glee in the misfortunes of those who wish you ill, with a well-placed and well-deserved, "Told you so...," then you owe it to yourself to warn them beforehand. It's like knowing you are...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By mconlonx

We just got turned on to Klondike Choco Tacos not...

We just got turned on to Klondike Choco Tacos not too long ago. Do yourself and favor and don't try one. If you do, there's no going back...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,881
Posted By mconlonx

Up here in the northeast, there are usually...

Up here in the northeast, there are usually annual tales of hikers getting lost and/or being unprepared for sudden weather changes in the White Mountains (NH). Usually not a happy ending, as in:...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By mconlonx

There's stuff called "cold patch" which does not...

There's stuff called "cold patch" which does not need to be heated. It's what DOT uses to fix potholes when they are not going to be re-paving. Bring the local DOT a box of donuts, and they may let...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By mconlonx

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05-16-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By mconlonx

rideshare -- ebike v. regular?

Whenever I hit a major metro area, I am always interested in and heartened when I see rideshare bikes. Boston is the nearest city to which I travel on any kind of regular basis, and they have their...
05-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,601
Posted By mconlonx

1. USA should definitely develop HSR. Long past...

1. USA should definitely develop HSR. Long past due. Time was (a long time ago), rail opened up The West. It's still a key shipping modality.

2. However, there are forces working against....
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,253
Posted By mconlonx

Ford Escort, Chevy Chevette, Dodge Omni, etc....

Ford Escort, Chevy Chevette, Dodge Omni, etc. Ford developed into a global producer of small cars. One I'd love to own but which will never be sold in the US is the Euro-only Ka.




Kinda like...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,253
Posted By mconlonx

You are correct -- they are included in CAFE...

You are correct -- they are included in CAFE standards, but the mileage allowed for Light Trucks is less than that allowed for cars. Also, rate by which mileage was to increase was also lower for...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By mconlonx

Lived in Boston upon a time, now visit...

Lived in Boston upon a time, now visit irregularly.

Gave up drinking, but in my drinking days, Ipswich was pretty darn good. Especially their Oatmeal Stout -- seriously good ale. There's way too...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By mconlonx

I work for a New Age publisher. C2C is pretty...

I work for a New Age publisher. C2C is pretty much bread and butter publicity for our authors and books, so...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,253
Posted By mconlonx

You'd still be free to buy and operate a truck....

You'd still be free to buy and operate a truck. Just that you actually have to play by truck rules. Either that or go the other way and include light trucks in CAFE standards. Shouldn't get to have...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By mconlonx

The Prisoner is an all time favorite of mine... ...

The Prisoner is an all time favorite of mine...

But Peggy Lipton... only knew her from her role in Twin Peaks, big fan of the show. And here's the wicked creepy part on my end:

We were just out...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,253
Posted By mconlonx

Cars are lower margin product than trucks. Less...

Cars are lower margin product than trucks. Less cars, more trucks = higher profit for car companies.

CAFE laws don't apply to trucks -- get rid of cars and you can ignore CAFE standards. However,...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,253
Posted By mconlonx

It doesn't get lost in the price, it is added to...

It doesn't get lost in the price, it is added to what consumers pay, with markup. And then Republicans point to it as another evil of regulation being foisted on the US by Democrats. When it's...
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By mconlonx

Bummer. So I guess it did not make it into your...

Bummer. So I guess it did not make it into your freezer...? Here in Maine, in some towns and areas, we can be put on a local police or sheriff's list to be called in the event of deer/moose roadkill,...
04-11-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,354
Posted By mconlonx

I just spent some weekends working at a shop. I...

I just spent some weekends working at a shop. I was a full time mechanic from 2009-2013, then part time for a couple years, and now only on occasion to fill in. In this case, owner was having health...
Forum: Foo
04-10-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 977,136
Posted By mconlonx

Last weekend, I finally got this one up and...

Last weekend, I finally got this one up and running, 1988 Honda NT650 Hawk GT. Needed a tail-light (near unobtainium, now), exhaust, and full carb rebuild right down to the linkage, which turned out...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By mconlonx

See here's the thing -- I'm not even sure I know...

See here's the thing -- I'm not even sure I know how to produce all social media posts I've ever made, if it were ever demanded...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,279
Posted By mconlonx

Most of the water I drink is infused with the...

Most of the water I drink is infused with the roasted fruit of Coffea Arabica. Otherwise, it's tap water in a glass or BPA-free bike bottle.
Forum: Foo
03-15-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,313
Posted By mconlonx

It's also, potentially, mail fraud (or more...

It's also, potentially, mail fraud (or more likely, theft) which is Federal in nature and something for which authorities take a very dim view. Since OP mailed it, I would advise them also to be in...
Forum: Foo
03-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By mconlonx

https://i.imgflip.com/2vxz7o.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/2vxz7o.jpg
03-12-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,905
Posted By mconlonx

Off-bike, I don't engage in heated us v. them...

Off-bike, I don't engage in heated us v. them discussions, and try instead to figure out ways to instill empathy in motorists who complain about cyclists.
03-12-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,399
Posted By mconlonx

How am I supposed to "acknowledge" a motorist...

How am I supposed to "acknowledge" a motorist coming up behind me? Start a blog to thank each and every motorist who didn't kill me? Wave? Head-nod? What?

Times when I acknowledge motorists:
* a...
03-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 254,950
Posted By mconlonx

It's been ages, maybe years, since I've delved...

It's been ages, maybe years, since I've delved into Helmet Thread. And no, I'm not reading every post to catch myself up. But I just got an email from Trek saying that they will be introducing a New...
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By mconlonx

Successful landing, this AM.

Successful landing, this AM.
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,205
Posted By mconlonx

BTW, speaking of animated comedy, if you ever get...

BTW, speaking of animated comedy, if you ever get the chance, check out Robot Chicken.

Short, claymation vignettes, with sometimes hilariously inappropriate comedy...
Forum: Foo
03-07-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By mconlonx

Overheard back in that timeframe, group of...

Overheard back in that timeframe, group of youngsters sitting around a fast food restaurant table.

Youngster #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) : "...I mean,...
Forum: Foo
03-07-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,205
Posted By mconlonx

I never watched all the seasons or binge for much...

I never watched all the seasons or binge for much more than a few shows. Just every now and then I find myself in the mood for light, intelligent comedy, and each individual show is basically a laugh...
Forum: Foo
03-06-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,428
Posted By mconlonx

Soo... guessing you didn't notice the really tiny...

Soo... guessing you didn't notice the really tiny date window at 4:30 on the Sinn...? I do love the big numbers, though.
Forum: Foo
03-06-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,205
Posted By mconlonx

You could do a lot worse with comedic animation...

You could do a lot worse with comedic animation than Archer...
...
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,205
Posted By mconlonx

I assume he meant The Expanse. True to much of...

I assume he meant The Expanse. True to much of the books, but admittedly can get slow as it follows three very different main plotlines, and a few minor ones. I was a bit more patient because I knew...
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,428
Posted By mconlonx

SOTC: ...

SOTC:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/sotc_022719_1e0b43b4472d4c14d2c17e11ab471b85514c3e69.jpg

This should pretty much be it for the year. Lots of flipping in the...
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By mconlonx

No way, no how. If there is a valid comparison to...

No way, no how. If there is a valid comparison to be made, it's a wonder that humans reproduce...
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,205
Posted By mconlonx

Fantastic show. High Maintenance. It's only...

Fantastic show.

High Maintenance. It's only tangentially about a bike courier weed guy, the real stories are about the people he interacts with.

The Expanse. Will come right out and say I am a...
Forum: Foo
02-27-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,059
Posted By mconlonx

"And that, boys and girls, is called 'target...

"And that, boys and girls, is called 'target fixation'...."
Forum: Foo
02-04-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By mconlonx

Leftover vegan chili... with leftover roast pork...

Leftover vegan chili... with leftover roast pork added. Wife's away and I'm taking this opportunity to clear out the fridge of stuff she might think is suspect and just waste by throwing away.
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,428
Posted By mconlonx

I wasn't even aware of WUS when the project...

I wasn't even aware of WUS when the project completed, was bummed when I saw what I missed, just lucky enough to pick one up recently.

I have a Casio G-Shock DW-5600 that gets used at the gym,...
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,428
Posted By mconlonx

The latest man-jewelry. Sinn ...

The latest man-jewelry.

Sinn
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/sinn_cfc2900ba097105ab78bb2c50aa41f0b74547007.jpg

Seiko, Nick Mankey Hook Strap...
Forum: Foo
01-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,428
Posted By mconlonx

^^^Damn, always with a new, kewl watch... I...

^^^Damn, always with a new, kewl watch...

I got sucked into the Seiko 8F56 movement (HAQ, perpetual calendar, "real" GMT) with the SLT081 (now gone) and found a SBQJ017 (titanium case, sapphire...
Forum: Foo
01-17-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,546
Posted By mconlonx

We just drove south to FL from ME and found a...

We just drove south to FL from ME and found a place on the road that would take animals (small dog). Microtel, $90/night in Harrisonburg VA + $25 for the dog. I like places under $100, and Motel 6...
Forum: Foo
01-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By mconlonx

I do side gigs when they come along. Some are...

I do side gigs when they come along. Some are sporadic -- bicycle mechanic work for when the shop I used to work at needs some help. Seasonal work for the ex-in-laws on their beef farm keeps my...
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