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Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By bikecrate

My first dog ate a loaf of bread, a bag of Hersey...

My first dog ate a loaf of bread, a bag of Hersey Kisses and a whole squirrel. Also got into the compost pile and ate some rotten food. He started to stagger into the walls and I had to take him to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bikecrate

I had intended to ride around in Ocala again this...

I had intended to ride around in Ocala again this weekend, but forgot to bring my jerseys. Damn you old age.
09-09-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,121
Posted By bikecrate

Not sure the logic of cyclist reversing the red...

Not sure the logic of cyclist reversing the red and white lights. I was riding one night on a street and saw a red light on a bike up ahead. I thought I was closing in on the rear of a cyclist, but...
09-05-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 51,961
Posted By bikecrate

Finished Catch-22. I was pretty impressed by it....

Finished Catch-22. I was pretty impressed by it. Started watching Penny Dreadful on Netflix. It has about every classic horror type in it (vampires, Frankenstein etc.). Maybe a little goofy, but...
09-05-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,723
Posted By bikecrate

Time for maggot therapy.

Time for maggot therapy.
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By bikecrate

I haven't seen any up to date reports, but I...

I haven't seen any up to date reports, but I think FL dodged a bullet this time. Could have been a lot worse especially if it held to the original track and hit the lower part of east FL. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By bikecrate

Thursday evening I did my Davis Is. 27 mile ride....

Thursday evening I did my Davis Is. 27 mile ride. Probably the hottest ride this year. It was 94 degrees when I started and windy too. Did okay though. I was busy doing house stuff on Labor Day...
09-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,344
Posted By bikecrate

Sounds like Washington, DC when I was there on...

Sounds like Washington, DC when I was there on vacation this spring. I wasn't too surprised by the commuters and rental bikes, but it was interesting to see a good number of roadies and vintage...
Forum: Foo
08-29-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,444
Posted By bikecrate

This isn't necessarily a "bad" song. I kind of...

This isn't necessarily a "bad" song. I kind of like it, but it keeps getting stuck in my head and it drives me crazy.

Big Eyes - Luck You
08-28-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17,720
Views: 2,766,213
Posted By bikecrate

For $3,000 you can get the whole Osmond family to...

For $3,000 you can get the whole Osmond family to come sing for you...not that I'd want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By bikecrate

It's hotter than Satan's scrotum. Saturday I...

It's hotter than Satan's scrotum. Saturday I rode out to Flatwoods park. I had to take a slightly different route since some park roads were closed due to excessive rain/flooding. Had one...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By bikecrate

That would be a big chore then.

That would be a big chore then.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By bikecrate

You paint the exterior of your house every year?...

You paint the exterior of your house every year? :twitchy:

I hate to do any chore that requires me to climb up ladders or on the roof. I'm mildly afraid of heights. This past month I had to...
08-22-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,584
Posted By bikecrate

Pedestrians, cars, glass etc. are all part of the...

Pedestrians, cars, glass etc. are all part of the ride experience in my city. I was surprised recently while riding in a more rural area how annoying some drivers can be. One road that I take has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By bikecrate

Rainy weekend. I had wanted to ride around Ocala...

Rainy weekend. I had wanted to ride around Ocala Nat forest, but it was not to be. Monday I had off and was back in Tampa, so I went for a 43 mile ride around Davis Is.
08-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 51,961
Posted By bikecrate

Finished watching Das Boot season 1. I thought it...

Finished watching Das Boot season 1. I thought it was pretty good. I started watching Catch-22 on Hulu. I've read the book and seen the original movie. I some ways I like this mini series better. ...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,163
Posted By bikecrate

First, I doubt most people are taught the basics...

First, I doubt most people are taught the basics of home finances.

Second, the cost of the "American dream" (whatever that is) has gone up without a rise in wages to the same level. Food,...
08-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By bikecrate

This is the rainy season here. There are some...

This is the rainy season here. There are some areas on my routes that will have standing water on them until summer is over. Generally, I won't go through anything higher than the bottom bracket. ...
08-12-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 51,961
Posted By bikecrate

Started watching Das Boot on Hulu. Great...

Started watching Das Boot on Hulu. Great production values. I'm more interested in the sub parts than the shore based resistance story. Also season 7 of Venture Brothers.
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By bikecrate

Having almost gotten sucked into this kind of...

Having almost gotten sucked into this kind of stuff...my non lawyer advice is...be prepared to walk away if you value your mental health.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By bikecrate

This is the middle summer time here in FL. ...

This is the middle summer time here in FL. Everyday is a cookie cutter forecast. High 70's to low 90's with lots of humidity. Thunderstorms likely. Heat index is triple digits. Thursday, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By bikecrate

I had some extra time off and was going to head...

I had some extra time off and was going to head up to Ocala Nat Forest for a 4 day weekend. However, my car decided to flake out on me before I left town. Delayed and shortened my plans. Friday...
07-30-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 209,886
Posted By bikecrate

Re-watched Apocalypse Now Redux (sort of). I...

Re-watched Apocalypse Now Redux (sort of). I skipped over the "redux" extra scenes. For the life of me I don't understand why it was re released by Coppola in that format. All those extra scenes...
07-30-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,378
Posted By bikecrate

I suspect the automakers don't put this stuff in...

I suspect the automakers don't put this stuff in out of the goodness of their hearts. It is because consumers want it. In other words, the enemy is us (some of us anyways).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By bikecrate

I did my evening Davis Is. ride for 27 miles last...

I did my evening Davis Is. ride for 27 miles last Monday. Got caught in some rain. Also, a dick guy on the way home did the fake jump in your way as I was coming towards him. I'm not surprised when...
07-29-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,345
Posted By bikecrate

Bernal is the future. I'm also wondering if...

Bernal is the future. I'm also wondering if Froome is going to fully recover. GT is a super domestic who got his chance last year and took it. I don't think he is better than Bernal or a healthy...
07-29-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By bikecrate

I used to be pretty rough on pedals and rear...

I used to be pretty rough on pedals and rear wheels. I'm not sure why. I'm not heavy and the roads around here are not that bad. Buying better replacement equipment has helped.
07-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

There's also a information station on the way...

There's also a information station on the way into the forest. Probably will stop in and ask some questions. It would be great if I could ride on the FL Trail. There is a connection only a few miles...
07-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

I was poking around the internet and found this....

I was poking around the internet and found this. Price is just about right, specs aren't bad, and it looks like it already comes with some large tires and perhaps room for larger.

Breezer Radar...
07-26-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,770
Posted By bikecrate

Interview with Quintana team mates after race...

Interview with Quintana team mates after race showed they had no answer for WTF they were doing. I've seen some rivalries on teams before, but this is weird.
07-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

The Alexander Springs to Clearwater Lake loop is...

The Alexander Springs to Clearwater Lake loop is the one I was thinking about. A bit far south for me if I was doing a door to door ride.

I'm not looking for trails for the sake of a place to...
07-24-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

Too bad there wasn't more details in the top two...

Too bad there wasn't more details in the top two video what trail they were on. I haven't done a lot of research, but I thought the only bike trail was farther south than were I will be at and it was...
07-23-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

Ocala National Forest.

Ocala National Forest.
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By bikecrate

Move to England. Problem solved.

Move to England. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 27,264
Posted By bikecrate

I started another thread earlier this year toying...

I started another thread earlier this year toying with the idea of switching my road bike to a 1 x 11. It would have worked well here since I have zero hills except for overpasses. My reasoning was...
07-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

Some good feedback...thanks. The Jamis will be...

Some good feedback...thanks. The Jamis will be staying at home in the city. I'm more likely to buy a bike. It's budget time too. One of the activities I'd like to do is ride around and then stop...
07-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By bikecrate

Loose Loose Sand

Here is the scenario...mostly I ride on pavement. However, I will be having the opportunity to ride around in a national forest. The roads are split between paved and unpaved. I'm thinking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,783
Posted By bikecrate

In the city where I ride there are plenty of...

In the city where I ride there are plenty of drinking fountains. I have not seen a decrease in number. Maybe this is because it is FL and can be very important to hydrant during the summer. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By bikecrate

This weekend I was back in the Ocala National...

This weekend I was back in the Ocala National Forest. I had kind of a bad experience on Saturday's ride. The particular road I was on has a nice wide outside lane, fairly light traffic (compared to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,345
Posted By bikecrate

I got hit in the same way by a driver making a...

I got hit in the same way by a driver making a left turn. Destroyed bike but I was basically okay. She also did the "I didn't see you" excuse. Perfectly clear day and sight lines. Anyways, I decided...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 15,084
Posted By bikecrate

Apparently, it was a pretty effective disguise.

Apparently, it was a pretty effective disguise.
07-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,082
Posted By bikecrate

I haven't watch pro cycling much until the last...

I haven't watch pro cycling much until the last 10 years or so. I missed the heyday of Lance and only caught the "comeback" era and there were rumors of doping swirling around him by then. In other...
07-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By bikecrate

Looks like cycling traffic will be calmed too. ...

Looks like cycling traffic will be calmed too. There are a few streets here that have them. Not a big deal if you know they are there and adjust your speed to flow with the traffic. Also, those...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By bikecrate

If I was retired I would do it. The credit card...

If I was retired I would do it. The credit card version. I like beds and baths. I'm afraid by the time I reach retirement age my health may not be up to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,525
Posted By bikecrate

They just installed some in our downtown over the...

They just installed some in our downtown over the last year sometimes displacing the perfectly good bike lane. I dislike them. Even though it says bikes only...guess what...they become loading zones...
07-17-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By bikecrate

Got it... :)

Got it... :)
07-17-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,060
Posted By bikecrate

On the good side you could send a little robot...

On the good side you could send a little robot ahead with a beer and sandwich and meet it for lunch.
07-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By bikecrate

No, I'm not familiar with that term.

No, I'm not familiar with that term.
07-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By bikecrate

This maybe simplistic, but why do the GC guys let...

This maybe simplistic, but why do the GC guys let this happen to them? The commentators knew a possible crosswinds battle was coming up, why wouldn't the team DS know too? Shouldn't they be telling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By bikecrate

Saturday did my usual Picnic to Davis Is. ride...

Saturday did my usual Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles. Sunday I rode to Weedon Is. and back with a few extra miles for another 42 miles. Brutally hot right now.
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