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08-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
Posted By skidder

Northridge quake: I had just sold and moved out...

Northridge quake: I had just sold and moved out of a condo into an apartment and was about 70 miles away . About 4AM the place shook a little, but stopped, so didn't think anything of it. Got up...
08-08-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By skidder

I rode through the Spurgeon Park area this...

I rode through the Spurgeon Park area this morning @7AM & 7:15AM (turned around at the 17th street footbridge) and it all seemed quiet, police tape gone, too. The only change was the chain-link...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By skidder

FWIW: I work with a guy who was in the Navy for...

FWIW: I work with a guy who was in the Navy for 22 years as a SeaBee. He's mentioned he'd only been on ships at sea for a total of about two weeks during that entire period, and that was only...
08-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By skidder

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies...

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies (just admiring) he better be in the 'dirt nap' position. For me its more a situation of admiring the youth and recalling those days of my own youth with...
08-07-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By skidder

I rode through there the following morning and...

I rode through there the following morning and noticed there was still yellow police tape on the dirt path leading through the small Sturgeon park area south of the schoolgrounds. I regularly ride...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 33,707
Posted By skidder

California got too expensive, so they all moved...

California got too expensive, so they all moved to low-cost (and low standards!) Florida. Some got lost along the way, ended up in Texas, Alabama, and other parts in-between the coasts, but a lot...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By skidder

Kind of like the difference between a 1970s-era...

Kind of like the difference between a 1970s-era Lincoln Continental and a modern one, huh? the old Lincolns were huge, but they carried their weight well and were super smooth on the highway, with a...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By skidder

Yes, they are still out there, but most are not...

Yes, they are still out there, but most are not the same as the older AYH and HI hostels were, and the coronavirus crisis probably isn't doing a lot of them any favors. . Most are 'private'...
08-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By skidder

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300...

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300 yards the traffic should have passed by me and I'd have a pretty clear shot into the next left turn situation.

However, it would depend on how the...
07-31-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By skidder

See what's available at your local big-box home...

See what's available at your local big-box home center in the tool section. You should be able to get something for $15-20 that'll wear well (cheaper gloves just fall apart). I use a pair I bought...
Forum: Foo
07-30-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10,861
Views: 2,258,967
Posted By skidder

That IS odd, fans seated behind the plate...

That IS odd, fans seated behind the plate actually watching the game (even though they are cardboard fans). The pitcher must be very confused. Watch a game on TV when fans return to the stands and...
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By skidder

Keystone lite(weight)? No wonder that kitty in...

Keystone lite(weight)? No wonder that kitty in the bunny suit in post #17 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) is looking up the thread and moaning in agony!!:cry:
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By skidder

Linda Ronstadt singing a little bluesy-western...

Linda Ronstadt singing a little bluesy-western tune sure cheers me up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbvIxEKrQ8
07-26-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By skidder

SART - Ride it at least once just to get a...

SART - Ride it at least once just to get a 'perspective' so you know what its like if you see news reports about it. Example: There was a large homeless encampment along it next to Angel Stadium in...
07-26-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By skidder

I'll just tag onto ooga-booga's posts ...

I'll just tag onto ooga-booga's posts

Glendora Mt Road/Glendora Ridge Route Rd up to Mt. Baldy Village. If you're a real glutton for punishment you can proceed farther up, past the Icehouse Canyon...
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By skidder

Hurricane Douglass is bearing down on Hawaii this...

Hurricane Douglass is bearing down on Hawaii this weekend, too. Predicted to pass on the north side of the islands as a Class 1 hurricane. Not a direct hit, just offshore, so it'll probably make...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By skidder

Yeah, the picture of the engine compartment is...

Yeah, the picture of the engine compartment is kind of dark, but to me the most obvious changes are a mechanical advance distributor (it wasn't stock on VWs) and the air cleaner (looks like it the...
07-24-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By skidder

Glad nothing happen to you. The only similar...

Glad nothing happen to you. The only similar thing I've had was 20 years ago. For some reason I used to get run off the road by drivers who wanted directions to somewhere. It would happen about 3X...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By skidder

What's those cans in the left-most cooler in...

What's those cans in the left-most cooler in your picture? Texas-sized cans of energy drinks (32oz)? I've got a co-worker who drinks those 32ozers all the time. He says its tough to find the big...
07-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By skidder

Living in the Los Angeles area, employers with...

Living in the Los Angeles area, employers with more than 50 employees are required to have some type of 'alternate commute' program to reduce car trips. We have an incentive program for alternate...
07-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By skidder

I'd try changing out the handlebars, as you are...

I'd try changing out the handlebars, as you are already looking at doing. You mention you're comfortable when just your fingertips are on the handlebars, so get a bar with a rise that's about that...
07-17-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By skidder

I've got a size 8 head, too, and developed a...

I've got a size 8 head, too, and developed a habit of trying on helmets just about every time I pass a display of them. If I find a display model fits comfortably I'll open a boxed one and try it. ...
Forum: Foo
07-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,498
Posted By skidder

Paranoid of crime, are they? I've got one of...

Paranoid of crime, are they? I've got one of those neighbors next to me, but (thankfully) the light is on the front of the house.

My problem is the Southern California coastal clouds that roll...
07-14-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By skidder

Earlier this year I would have time to ride it...

Earlier this year I would have time to ride it during the week, and they'd occasionally have brief (5-10 minute) closures of the 405 underpass so they could take building materials from the north...
07-13-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By skidder

It probably would not be too accurate. Treatment...

It probably would not be too accurate. Treatment processes vary depending on the volume of sewer water coming into the plantand where the effluent will be discharged - if into the ocean it gets less...
07-12-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By skidder

Since you mention its a 1980's model bicycle, has...

Since you mention its a 1980's model bicycle, has the fork been changed on it? If so, that usually changes the geometry and handling. I changed the fork on an older bicycle and it rides great at...
07-08-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By skidder

I'm guessing that's on the opposite side of the...

I'm guessing that's on the opposite side of the river, starting at the concrete plant where Macarthur crosses over the river/down past the sewer plant in Fountain Valley/end at the Adams Ave bridge? ...
07-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By skidder

SART Closure from July 6-12 Costa

The SART will be closed from July 6 - 12 where it goes under the 405 freeway, about 4.5 miles inland from the beach. Can't find anything on the 405 freeway construction website (oc405partners), I...
07-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,793
Posted By skidder

I'm a few miles inland from the coastline on...

I'm a few miles inland from the coastline on Southern California. 62F this morning when I went out for a ride at dawn, getting up to about 78F this afternoon.

You're welcome!
07-04-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,589
Posted By skidder

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly...

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly increase your fitness. Take a kook at actual dietary science and you'll find it takes 1-5 hours (simple carbs to complex proteins, respectively) for...
07-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By skidder

One more option - get a headlight that uses...

One more option - get a headlight that uses rechargeable batteries, plus a recharger, and you won't have to worry about recharging the single light. I've got a 'Mako' model (from Nightrider?) with...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By skidder

If your info had not shown you are in Australia I...

If your info had not shown you are in Australia I would have thought you were describing people in Southern California. Not much difference, is there? (except the funny accent! :thumb:).
06-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By skidder

The local MUP here was crowded before the...

The local MUP here was crowded before the lockdowns, crowded during it, and is still crowded now that restrictions are being relaxed. I usually ride early AM before the crowds come out around...
06-18-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By skidder

A few years back I had an FX7.3, needed to...

A few years back I had an FX7.3, needed to replace the square taper crank on it, emailed Trek to see if they could tell me the shaft length and I didn't expect to get a reply. What-do-ya-know, there...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By skidder

I will propose everyone toast her long life and...

I will propose everyone toast her long life and accomplishments with a drink, preferable rainwater mixed with grain alcohol. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-17-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By skidder

I don't think this COVID-19 economic dip it the...

I don't think this COVID-19 economic dip it the recession he's talking about, at least not yet. These past few months were just a 'blip', I'd call it a recession if the financial markets go back...
06-15-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By skidder

From the picture DrIsotope posted it looks like...

From the picture DrIsotope posted it looks like that chain is needs some oil on it; try that first and see if it helps.

I'm wondering if the chain is correct for the drive train - maybe a...
Forum: Foo
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By skidder

I started getting them again, too. I wondered...

I started getting them again, too. I wondered why the stooped to begin with, when you consider most are auto-dialed and robo-recordings, there's not much cost in labor costs for the small percentage...
06-14-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By skidder

No problems with their shorts, but if you order...

No problems with their shorts, but if you order from Aerotech Designs, I'd order a size large than you usually wear in street pants sized as s-m-l-xl-xxl-etc. I usually wear XL pants (I like a...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,552
Posted By skidder

Just go bum around the southwest national parks,...

Just go bum around the southwest national parks, they'll probably be no one there at that time of year. Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef (not sure if its accessible in winter), Canyonlands...
06-12-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By skidder

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel...

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel fork for its ability to soak up the bumps at a better price than carbon fiber (and ability to put a front rack on it!). I've got two I built like...
06-10-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,422
Posted By skidder

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed...

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed where I live, but when you enter a town that has them they are a nuisance. They're left everywhere - on sidewalks, in gutters, in parking spaces, in...
06-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,690
Posted By skidder

Here in Orange County I like the hospitalization...

Here in Orange County I like the hospitalization rate ("COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized" in the attachment). It shows the total number of persons in the hospital on that day, regardless of when they...
Forum: Foo
06-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By skidder

YouTube and the Space-X site have plenty of...

YouTube and the Space-X site have plenty of videos and descriptions of the Dragon capsule's controls. Apparently that strip you see below the display screens consists of switches and keyboard-style...
06-08-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,690
Posted By skidder

Maybe look at the CA stats on a county-by-county...

Maybe look at the CA stats on a county-by-county basis, and by population (deaths/population ratio)? Los Angeles county, with 10 million residents, has half the state's deaths (2000). Neighboring...
06-08-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,198
Posted By skidder

I thought Japan did go into some official...

I thought Japan did go into some official quarantine situation and people were staying at home. They o have an amazingly low rate of infection/deaths compared to other countries. The country is...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By skidder

How about a song to lighten up the mood?: ...

How about a song to lighten up the mood?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AitTPI5U0

(song starts around 1:55)
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By skidder

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in...

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in California). Those two stacks of unboxed items on the left are 'cakes'. Roman candles on the right. Pretty sure the flat packs down front contain small...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By skidder

As long as the wires don't pull out with a simple...

As long as the wires don't pull out with a simple tug they should be fine. Do you know what the wire's gauge and rating is? That would be more crucial than the connector. The 'chock-block'...
06-06-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By skidder

I've been inside most of the day doing some...

I've been inside most of the day doing some electrical remodeling and there is ZERO mention of it one today's national television news (at least on NBC, CBS, CNN and FOX cable news channel). Sad,...
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