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Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Altair 4

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Visitor on my 3rd floor window pane.
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Altair 4

Your Best Tasting Meal After a Ride

I recently was on two long (for me) rides that lasted several hours. One was on the GAP Trail and the other on an Ohio rail to trail.

After the GAP ride, I got a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke...
10-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Altair 4

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a...

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a bakery, small restaurant, or even a food plant and get a whiff of what's cookin'. Somehow that always makes the ride better.
10-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By Altair 4

For me, it's just being there, in the moment. ...

For me, it's just being there, in the moment. The rhythm of the pedals, the sound of the tires, the click of the derailleur, the sights, sounds and smells as I pass by. Seeing the sunrise or set. ...
10-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

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Foggy morning on the Allegheny River today.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11,161
Views: 2,298,804
Posted By Altair 4

Man, that's really going to slow things down at...

Man, that's really going to slow things down at the slaughterhouse.
10-16-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

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Keystone Viaduct Bridge on the GAP Trail...
10-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

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16th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning, 9:12 AM. The...
10-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

So you didn't stay for her dinner, then?

So you didn't stay for her dinner, then?
09-23-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,044
Posted By Altair 4

I think I'm reaching this stage on a...

I think I'm reaching this stage on a philosophical level. Riding has become more of an anti-depressant than it used to be. I enjoy it for the rhythm of the pedals, the sights, sounds, and smells...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Altair 4

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair,...

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair, have travelled to Canada many times - from Windsor/Essex up through Montreal and Quebec City. We try to remain unobtrusive and never portray the "ugly...
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Altair 4

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models...

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models had cro-moly tubing, but later at simply designated as hi-tensile steel with a cro-moly seat tube..
08-31-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Altair 4

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price....

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price. These weren't very expensive to begin with but that doesn't mean they weren't a solid bike. I've ridden parts of the GAP (crushed limestone rail to...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,594
Posted By Altair 4

Hi Pitts64, I rode through Lawrenceville...

Hi Pitts64,

I rode through Lawrenceville early on Sunday morning over the weekend. I started in Millvale and rode the Northshore trail to Heinz Field, crossed the Clemente Bridge and meandered my...
08-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By Altair 4

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least...

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least the diagnostics and maybe find the problem yourself. Didn't realize how backed up shops must be. .
08-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By Altair 4

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride...

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride overtaking the time to stop and compose a photo, I find that occasionally the scene is good enough to make the effort. There'll be a bunch of rides in a...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,220
Posted By Altair 4

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until...

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until sometime in the early 1980's. Our cars had vent windows on the front doors that scooped a tremendous amount of air into the car.

Model rockets...
08-17-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

Two from Sunday morning's ride. 6:59 AM -...

Two from Sunday morning's ride.

6:59 AM - Sunrise on the Allegheny River from the 16th Street Bridge:...
08-11-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By Altair 4

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare...

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods. Some years ago, one of our river trails was newly paved. I was excited hearing about it and took the BL out...
08-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By Altair 4

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run...

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run over a dime on my Black Lightning, you can tell whether it was heads or tails. It's laterally stiff, vertically stiff, just stiff all over.
08-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,280
Posted By Altair 4

I'm in the middle chainring of my triple about...

I'm in the middle chainring of my triple about 95% of the time. I shift the rear to get to the "that feels right" gear as terrain, wind, and my general attitude dictate.
08-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

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Railroad bridge crossing the Allegheny River near downtown Pittsburgh.
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Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,011,897
Posted By Altair 4

Reminds me of the relationship between Inspector...

Reminds me of the relationship between Inspector Clouseau and Cato in the Pink Panther movies....
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,189
Posted By Altair 4

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Sunset clouds
07-31-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,901
Posted By Altair 4

From last Saturday's jaunt around Pittsburgh's...

From last Saturday's jaunt around Pittsburgh's river trails...
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07-27-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By Altair 4

OP, please post when you finally make your...

OP, please post when you finally make your purchase! Can't wait to see what you go with on this.
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,011,897
Posted By Altair 4

I want to see them try it with the...

I want to see them try it with the refrigerator....
07-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Altair 4

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me...

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me Nissan Rogue. After looking at the alternatives, I bought and installed a hitch receiver and a platform bike rack from etrailer.com. The receiver...
Forum: Foo
07-15-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,161
Views: 2,298,804
Posted By Altair 4

Wait, I thought it was turtles all the way down?

Wait, I thought it was turtles all the way down?
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,537
Posted By Altair 4

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No idea what these are, but I'm guessing they're a weed? They grow...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,161
Views: 2,298,804
Posted By Altair 4

I wonder if he's also packing one of these: ...

I wonder if he's also packing one of these:
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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-26-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Altair 4

I posted a couple of ride reports on these...

I posted a couple of ride reports on these threads:

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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-26-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Altair 4

I've ridden the Abandoned Turnpike 3 times, all...

I've ridden the Abandoned Turnpike 3 times, all on 700x35 tires. The last time was in the autumn of 2018. The road surface is tired asphalt, cracking in some areas, heaved up in others, and...
Forum: Foo
05-11-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,053
Posted By Altair 4

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Saturday's snow on our lilac's blossoms. I wished it hadn't been so...
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By Altair 4

I have an app on my phone, FlightAware, that...

I have an app on my phone, FlightAware, that shows real-time air traffic. The difference from two months ago is staggering. Looking at trans-Atlantic flights, they seem to be mostly air freight. ...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 379,346
Posted By Altair 4

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We have a cemetery near our home. I was out for a late evening stroll...
03-30-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,880
Posted By Altair 4

True story - I live near a cemetery where I go...

True story - I live near a cemetery where I go for walks to get some exercise. I ran into the guy who manages the grounds and we talked (at a distance of about 15 feet) about current events. We are...
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,181
Posted By Altair 4

I'd go so far as to say he should be the only...

I'd go so far as to say he should be the only spokesperson. That would radically improve the signal to noise ratio.
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By Altair 4

Too late to enter, but still wanted to share.... ...

Too late to enter, but still wanted to share....
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Fog on the Allegheny...
Forum: Foo
02-25-20, 10:25 AM
Forum: Foo
02-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Altair 4

I've gotta agree with Hondo that modern dentistry...

I've gotta agree with Hondo that modern dentistry has come a long way. I switched dentists about 5 years ago. The new guy's office looks like what I imagine the dentist on the Star Trek's Enterprise...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,055
Posted By Altair 4

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Fawlty Towers....
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,011,897
Posted By Altair 4

Like a scene from the "Alien" movies...

Like a scene from the "Alien" movies...
Forum: Foo
02-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By Altair 4

We purchased a Nissan Rogue at the end of last...

We purchased a Nissan Rogue at the end of last riding season. I've got a hitch and Kuat carrier in the basement waiting for warmer, drier weather for me to install. I'm hoping that this makes...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,186
Posted By Altair 4

Spinnaker, you are thinking about the hotel in...

Spinnaker, you are thinking about the hotel in the Waterfront area, but I think Wynnewood is talking about the one on 10th Street in the South Side.

Wynnewood, if it were me, I'd try for a hotel...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,482
Posted By Altair 4

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care...

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care in the picture? Seems like there's medical issues beyond lack of interest. Are they being pursued with the appropriate doctors?
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,161
Views: 2,298,804
Posted By Altair 4

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,011,897
Posted By Altair 4

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...
06-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,938
Posted By Altair 4

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock...

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock lubrication:

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Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,460
Posted By Altair 4

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