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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Just saw an email that an outside counsel of ours...

Just saw an email that an outside counsel of ours from Detroit is very ill with Legionnaires' Disease. Really nice guy. He's on a ventilator and needs dialysis, although eh recently produced some...
09-22-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By indyfabz

No really. I live in Philly. $3,000 is a large...

No really. I live in Philly. $3,000 is a large chunk of my yearly property tax bill.
09-22-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

That's my issue as well. The closest place from...

That's my issue as well. The closest place from my door without using other means of transport is about 48 miles. The first 25 are on trail. The next 23 are either up or down, with some steep climbs....
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

Saw the film.

Saw the film.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By indyfabz

I believe the 25% figure means the train is only...

I believe the 25% figure means the train is only accepting 25% of its normal capacity and thus if no tickets are available for a certain date the train is at capacity.

I would not wing it with...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By indyfabz

I donít think thatís correct, at least not these...

I donít think thatís correct, at least not these days with limited seating capacity.

From my recent Amtrak ticket:

Changes to your itinerary may affect your fare. Refund and exchange...
09-22-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

ACA has also been promoting sub-24s for years. I...

ACA has also been promoting sub-24s for years. I could see a hatchet being useful to split wood. (Iíve never been to a private or public campground where cutting live wood is legal.) Just finished a...
09-21-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

I spent nearly 4 months straight touring with a...

I spent nearly 4 months straight touring with a 35mm and a Mamiya 645 with metered view finder, power grip and three lenses. Both B&W film.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Wonít you take me to... ...

Wonít you take me to...


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,790
Posted By indyfabz

Amish country in PA. ...

Amish country in PA.


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09-21-20, 02:35 PM
09-21-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 519,993
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I rode it 7 years ago. The early miles west...

Yeah. I rode it 7 years ago. The early miles west to east look to have been resurfaced. At one point they were using part of road for things like snow plow operator training. Farther east, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Is the race not over yet?

Is the race not over yet?
09-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 519,993
Posted By indyfabz

Yesterday I finished a tour from Pittsburgh to...

Yesterday I finished a tour from Pittsburgh to Philly. Started out on the GAP. On the first day I took a short side trip to see Buffalo Billís house from ďThe Silence of the Lambs.Ē The basement...
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By indyfabz

A few days ago I rode through the Arendtsville...

A few days ago I rode through the Arendtsville area during a bike tour from Pittsburgh to Philly. The area is the 5th largest producer of apples and peaches in the country. Two miles east is the town...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Was the TdF finish exciting?

Was the TdF finish exciting?
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

This is the filming location. West portal of...

This is the filming location. West portal of Rayís Hill Tunnel....
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

The other tunnel portal was a filming location...

The other tunnel portal was a filming location for ďThe Road,Ē starring Viggo Mortensen.
09-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

Bargain compared to the Beckman racks I got back...

Bargain compared to the Beckman racks I got back in Ď99. Unfortunately, those were stolen from my house along with the bike they were attached to.
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

I'll tell you something funny...I was about to...

I'll tell you something funny...I was about to enter the tunnel when I saw lights coming towards me. Decided to wait to avoid a possible collision of cyclists. I got impatient after the lights seemed...
09-20-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 128,758
Posted By indyfabz

64 miles to finish up a self contained trip from...

64 miles to finish up a self contained trip from Pittsburgh to Philly. About 440 miles total over 9 days.
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

Met three walkers inside one of the tunnels of...

Met three walkers inside one of the tunnels of the abandoned PA Turnpike section.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

I popped up on the sidewalk going through...

I popped up on the sidewalk going through Elverson. The sidewalk goes to a point about .2 miles from where the shoulder on PA 23 reappears again. Nothing to it.
09-20-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

Today I finished a 440 mile tour using my Nitto...

Today I finished a 440 mile tour using my Nitto Big racks I got from Riv. Worth every penny. I donít leave home without them.
09-20-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,217
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. Pretty obvious what the goal is.

Yeah. Pretty obvious what the goal is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Mission accomplished. Very nice morning....

Mission accomplished.

Very nice morning. Encountered numerous Amish in buggies and on foot heading to a house for worship. Got several greetings from those on foot.

Around 65 miles. Started at...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

Reserved parking. ...

Reserved parking.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Just saw an Amish guy on a ďskateboard bike.Ē

Just saw an Amish guy on a ďskateboard bike.Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

I rode across the damn during a ride from Kennett...

I rode across the damn during a ride from Kennett Square to Baltimore. Iíve heard several screech and great horned owls this trip. A few nights ago two of the latter held a lengthy conversation until...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

The mighty Susquehanna River. Got a late...

The mighty Susquehanna River.

Got a late start because it was damn cold this morning. Low 40s if not 40. Headwind all day.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

I had a couple of days of bad air. Yesterday I...

I had a couple of days of bad air. Yesterday I dropped down into a valley and could smell smoke. My throat got a little sore. I think it was the stuff you now see in NJ. A couple of morning sunrises...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Weíre doomed.

Weíre doomed.
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

Art on the abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike. ...

Art on the abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Yesterday was really tough. Something like 46...

Yesterday was really tough. Something like 46 miles with 3,500í of climbing. Some really nasty grades. The last 4.5 were particularly hilly, and I was carrying groceries. About to start the abandoned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

TWC says 41 in the closest town. Likely colder...

TWC says 41 in the closest town. Likely colder here in the woods.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,263
Posted By indyfabz

The back story to mine is that it was my second...

The back story to mine is that it was my second long weekend tour of the season and only my first one with hills. I was knackered and had my back against a tree, resting up for the last two nasty...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. Iím camping in Everett, PA. Left Cumberland,...

Yes. Iím camping in Everett, PA. Left Cumberland, MD, this morning. Both the sunrise and sunset looked odd. Was wondering if it was from the smoke.
09-15-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,343
Posted By indyfabz

Coolest trail Iíve ever ridden. The eastern most...

Coolest trail Iíve ever ridden. The eastern most tunnel is 1.66 miles and unlit.
09-15-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,600
Posted By indyfabz

I was trying to figure out who he reminds me of,...

I was trying to figure out who he reminds me of, then it hit me: Droopy Dog.
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,081
Posted By indyfabz

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio...

Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonightís campground.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve found that cell service is quite good near...

Iíve found that cell service is quite good near interstate highways. Iím going to assume that because cell towers have been installed so people can call for help in emergencies. Iíve been able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Got a little fire going. Wish I had some wine. ...

Got a little fire going. Wish I had some wine.
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Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By indyfabz

Whatcha gonna do if there is a drastic change in...

Whatcha gonna do if there is a drastic change in the forecast and it ends up raining for days? A cold rain blowing into your face. Iíd take proper rain gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe runs the boat.

Maybe runs the boat.
09-15-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,343
Posted By indyfabz

Not to mention that plenty of gravel Forest...

Not to mention that plenty of gravel Forest Service roads are open to motor vehicles and often they are not short or boring.

Fun fact of the day: The US Forest Service manages the largest network...
09-15-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,343
Posted By indyfabz

The original question is inane if only because...

The original question is inane if only because one of the answers is glaringly obvious: There are a hell of a lot of enjoyable roads to ride that are not paved, and one would think someone with the...
09-15-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,343
Posted By indyfabz

Where is what? Those photos are from a couple of...

Where is what? Those photos are from a couple of different places. If youíre talking about the trestles, itís from the Hiawatha Trail.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 88,641
Posted By indyfabz

My present situation 5 east of Everett, PA. ...

My present situation 5 east of Everett, PA.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve done several tours in MT over the last 11...

Iíve done several tours in MT over the last 11 years and was planning to go again this year until events made that impossible. Yes. Every inch of interstate is open to bikes, even if there are...
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,343
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Iím on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
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