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09-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. The cat proved useless, but he did scare...

Yeah. The cat proved useless, but he did scare the pants off the cop one he finally arrived an hour after the burglar had left.
09-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

IKR. Stu lived to age 91 and had chunks of guys...

IKR. Stu lived to age 91 and had chunks of guys like BK in his stool.
09-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

Wow! I have a set of Beckman panniers post his...

Wow! I have a set of Beckman panniers post his split with Bruce. Did we discuss that in Touring? Someone stole my Beckman racks and the bike they were attached to. BTW...Love that paint.
09-22-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

He did just fine. And I can see you don’t know...

He did just fine. And I can see you don’t know what the RCAF is. Not surprised.
09-22-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By indyfabz

I recently finished a 9 day tour across PA....

I recently finished a 9 day tour across PA. Camped 6 of the 8 nights. Locked the bike one night. Never locked it while grocery shopping. That’s pretty much SOP when I tour.

I had a bike stolen...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By indyfabz

Believe it still works that way. I’ve made...

Believe it still works that way. I’ve made reservations where the lowest price fare was no longer available. Had to pay more for the same class of seat.
09-22-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 252
Posted By indyfabz

Did you notice his user name?

Did you notice his user name?
09-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 252
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: You win BF for today.

:lol: You win BF for today.
09-22-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 570
Posted By indyfabz

Note that those bikes are not sold at Walmart....

Note that those bikes are not sold at Walmart. The company was started by, and is owned by, Walmart. Tomorrow the makers of Thunderbird wine could launch a premium wine business selling wine that had...
09-22-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

Hey! Nothing that goes on my $400+ Riv racks or...

Hey! Nothing that goes on my $400+ Riv racks or in my $500+ panniers is “crap.” :D

...
09-22-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

I crossed the country with a 76 year old fellow...

I crossed the country with a 76 year old fellow who turned 77 during the trip. He had a bad back and inverted his drop bars so he was practically sitting straight up. When the trip ended he started...
09-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,613
Posted By indyfabz

On Sunday I fished a tour across Pennsylvania....

On Sunday I fished a tour across Pennsylvania. The size of the average person in Pennsyltucky was scary. One afternoon I shopped at a grocery store (IGA-affiliated) that was not a tiny one in some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By indyfabz

When I tour away from home I usually make sure I...

When I tour away from home I usually make sure I obey laws in small towns to set an example and possibly avoid a ticket. When riding in ID last year I had a good chuckle at myself after waiting a...
09-22-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 570
Posted By indyfabz

Ohhhhh the irony.

Ohhhhh the irony.
09-22-20, 10:42 AM
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Views: 570
Posted By indyfabz

What about a broken record?

What about a broken record?
09-22-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 570
Posted By indyfabz

Doesn’t mean it’s not an accurate statement.

Doesn’t mean it’s not an accurate statement.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 89,268
Posted By indyfabz

He's 66. Never met him in person. Only dealt with...

He's 66. Never met him in person. Only dealt with him over the phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 26
Views: 803
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: 179
Views: 4,148
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: 201,300
Posted By indyfabz

Saw the film.

Saw the film.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
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: 20
Views: 366
Posted By indyfabz

I don’t think that’s correct, at least not these...

I don’t think that’s 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: 179
Views: 4,148
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. (I’ve never been to a private or public campground where cutting live wood is legal.) Just finished a...
09-21-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
Posted By indyfabz

Won’t you take me to... ...

Won’t you take me to...


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:35 PM
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Views: 398,820
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: 520,059
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
Posted By indyfabz

Is the race not over yet?

Is the race not over yet?
09-21-20, 09:53 AM
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Views: 520,059
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 Bill’s house from “The Silence of the Lambs.” The basement...
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 202
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 201,300
Posted By indyfabz

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

This is the filming location. West portal of Ray’s Hill Tunnel....
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,300
Posted By indyfabz

The other tunnel portal was a filming location...

The other tunnel portal was a filming location for “The Road,” starring Viggo Mortensen.
09-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By indyfabz

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

Bargain compared to the Beckman racks I got back in ‘99. 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: 201,300
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: 1,797
Views: 128,811
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: 201,300
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 179
Views: 4,148
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 don’t leave home without them.
09-20-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 201,300
Posted By indyfabz

Reserved parking. ...

Reserved parking.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 89,268
Posted By indyfabz

Just saw an Amish guy on a “skateboard bike.”

Just saw an Amish guy on a “skateboard bike.”
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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. I’ve 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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
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: 6,749
Views: 89,268
Posted By indyfabz

We’re doomed.

We’re doomed.
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,300
Posted By indyfabz

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

Art on the abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike.
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