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03-06-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By Aidoneus

Meanwhile, all of these cases seem to bring up a...

Meanwhile, all of these cases seem to bring up a question of fairness in women's sports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76hdVE4zfaE
03-06-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By Aidoneus

Boy wins wrestling state championship for second year.

I believe you are thinking of this "boy" who competes as a "girl." Second straight (ha!) year in which he won the girl's Texas state wrestling championship....
02-02-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By Aidoneus

Start with your local library. Also, see if they...

Start with your local library. Also, see if they have digital versions. I get email notifications when new magazines on my list arrive, which I then check out from home.
01-05-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Aidoneus

2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships/cycle-ball

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vfTM1mMce40&feature=youtu.be
12-24-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Aidoneus

Adaptation over time

The narrow saddle that came with my bike caused excruciating pain from the moment I got on. (Not riding in more than 50 years would most likely be another factor in my discomfort.) I quickly ordered...
Forum: Touring
12-20-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By Aidoneus

For some unknown reason, my wife mistook a merino...

For some unknown reason, my wife mistook a merino wool sweater of mine for one of her non-wool tops and put it through the wash and dry. Now it fits like a tight base layer with short arms.
12-10-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,576
Posted By Aidoneus

Ban schools, not school buses!

Considering how many of the students who show up in my college courses are functionally illiterate and incapable of doing basic arithmetic without a calculator...;)
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Aidoneus

A site with multiple journal links: Bicycle...

A site with multiple journal links: Bicycle Touring Links Page -- Travelogues of Long Cycling Trips (http://www.phred.org/~alex/kenkifer/www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/links/tourlink.htm)
12-01-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,947
Posted By Aidoneus

Gilles Berthoud Aspin

While not inexpensive, the Aspin uses thicker leather than the newer Brooks models but I found it comfortable from the start (pre-softened). BTW, I weigh about 220 lbs. (100 kg.) The Aspin and the...
Forum: Touring
11-24-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By Aidoneus

Route 66 through Illinois doesn’t really exist...

Route 66 through Illinois doesn’t really exist anymore. One can, however, ride a convoluted path that approximates the pre-interstate highway route. Easy to get lost but here is a map with cue sheet...
11-19-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,018
Posted By Aidoneus

I just have the free version of Strava, but this...

I just have the free version of Strava, but this site gives me my personal heatmap for any timeframe I choose: Strava Multiple Ride Mapper (http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/map.php)
Forum: Touring
11-14-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By Aidoneus

105 not Ultegra

While the link description says Ultegra components, the actual web site lists 105.
11-11-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Aidoneus

Winter bicycling in Moscow

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3u-5VepWR_k&feature=youtu.be
11-10-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,886
Posted By Aidoneus

Afro shower cap

First snow of the season today. Time to put my oversized Afro shower cap over my helmet to block moisture and wind.
Forum: Touring
11-09-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By Aidoneus

Wow, I thought Ortliebs and Arkel were expensive.

Wow, I thought Ortliebs and Arkel were expensive.
Forum: Touring
11-08-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,544
Posted By Aidoneus

Look out if these hipsters are on your trail...

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fimages6.fanpop.com%2Fimage%2Fphotos%2F37300000%2FSam-and-Dean-Winchester-the-winchesters-37364961-1208-1076.jpg&f=1
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,544
Posted By Aidoneus

“I was a little worried when you first approached...

“I was a little worried when you first approached me,” she says, straddling her bike in her dress, “with your beard and that flannel shirt, alone on a bridge. But then I saw your smile and I knew you...
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,544
Posted By Aidoneus

Home of the brave?

I read a blog at crazyguyonabike in which the writer reported that a woman was initially afraid of him at a trail head because he had a beard and was wearing a flannel shirt.
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,762
Posted By Aidoneus

Notional disaster

Careful this weekend as the U.S. Department of Defense has planned a notional mass coronal ejection, which means disruption of power and communications. Maybe one should wait till the end of the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,762
Posted By Aidoneus

Keep sailing them over head. :lol:

Keep sailing them over head. :lol:
Forum: Touring
10-31-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,544
Posted By Aidoneus

Yeah, reading a book in America? Clearly some...

Yeah, reading a book in America? Clearly some kind of commie/NAZI/pervert! https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.DmFZZtp6bkB2zbSNr-lfmgD9D2&pid=15.1&P=0&w=173&h=169
10-29-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,989
Posted By Aidoneus

Well, that's different. Never mind...

Well, that's different. Never mind...
10-29-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,989
Posted By Aidoneus

So, all one needs to reset the lock is a paper...

So, all one needs to reset the lock is a paper clip?! :lol:
Forum: Touring
10-28-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

I called Lone Peak to get some info about their...

I called Lone Peak to get some info about their Mount Superior panniers. When I said that I would probably be looking to buy something around Black Friday, the salesman (owner?) offered me a 15% off...
Forum: Touring
10-26-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Thanks, I will watch their site, also.

Thanks, I will watch their site, also.
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Sure, I have done a lot of long distance hiking...

Sure, I have done a lot of long distance hiking and camping in mild seasons, as well as a moderate amount of snow camping. Thus, I have at least two sets of pretty much everything: 3-season,...
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Nah, if I had 70 L, no doubt I would just carry...

Nah, if I had 70 L, no doubt I would just carry too much. I mentioned them to compare the weights. As far as I can tell, the Backpackers max out at 40 L, though, so I am leaning toward the 52 L Lone...
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

I do (Axiom Streamliner, which has a very small...

I do (Axiom Streamliner, which has a very small and narrow platform) and could, but removing the poles allowed me to use a compression sack that reduced my tent volume roughly in half. This enabled...
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Thanks for the advice. I see the trade offs in...

Thanks for the advice. I see the trade offs in terms of organization versus weight, rather than waterproofness as there exist rain covers for the Arkels and Lone Peaks. I think the 70 L Ortliebs are...
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

“When Black Friday comes I’ll collect...

“When Black Friday comes
I’ll collect everything I’m owed
And before my friends find out
I’ll be on the road”—Steely Dan
:thumb:
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Sure, I look well used, too, if not downright...

Sure, I look well used, too, if not downright abused...but pink just doesn’t do anything for my eyes. :)
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Since they do list the price in U.S. dollars, I...

Since they do list the price in U.S. dollars, I assume that they will not sell at the Canadian dollar rate without add some export and shipping fees?

BTW, I have seen pictures of the faded red...
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Thanks for the suggestions. I plan on watching...

Thanks for the suggestions. I plan on watching for any sale around Black Friday. Who knows, I may change my mind and get Ortlieb or Lone Peak instead and save some money.
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Thanks, I didn’t notice that it switched me from...

Thanks, I didn’t notice that it switched me from U.S. to Canadian dollars!
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aidoneus

Increasing price before Black Friday sale?

I have been thinking about purchasing the Arkel GT-54 panniers. Until today, they were listed at $400, and before purchasing I was hoping to see a Black Friday sale--say 10% off, like I have seen in...
10-19-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,018
Posted By Aidoneus

I signed up for free accounts at Strava and...

I signed up for free accounts at Strava and RWGPS, so all of my rides get automatically uploaded from Garmin to them. At first, Strava was interesting as I could try for new PRs on different segments...
10-11-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Aidoneus

Would you all have preferred that I call the...

Would you all have preferred that I call the story: Knockout Game claims another victim? :innocent:

At least it wasn't the Chicago Machete Game:...
10-11-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Aidoneus

Cyclist vs motorist in Chicago

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171009/wicker-park/cyclist-knocked-over-head-with-drum-fight-with-van-driver-video?utm_source=Chicago&utm_campaign=387e843cfe-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=...
10-10-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By Aidoneus

I kinda thought that when I saw the article (ad)...

I kinda thought that when I saw the article (ad) and contrasted these tube's weight and size with my 29 x 2.5 tubes, but then one needs special patches and cement for repairing these plastic tubes,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Aidoneus

Have you looked at Origen8? It attaches to the...

Have you looked at Origen8? It attaches to the caliper hole and has telescoping (adjustable) legs to attach to the front axle.
09-08-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Aidoneus

Heavyweight frames and components

A recent article: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-and-gear-features/bike-gear/heavyweight-guide-bike-buying?internal_recirc=outbrain_hp
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,363
Posted By Aidoneus

Sorry, no. I have thought about doing some part...

Sorry, no. I have thought about doing some part of it some day when I find the time. Another site about it (I think where I got a gpx file of the route):...
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,363
Posted By Aidoneus

Dirt/gravel trail across most of U.S.

If you don't mind sharing a mostly dirt/gravel trail with a few dirt bikes (motorcycles): TransAmTrail.com is the exclusive source for Maps Roll-Charts, and GPS Tracks for navigating the...
09-05-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By Aidoneus

I purchased a case (12 rolls) of the heavy blue...

I purchased a case (12 rolls) of the heavy blue paper towels from Costco for less than $24.
05-20-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Aidoneus

Bicycle-powered model cars

https://imgur.com/gallery/q9ZPm
04-11-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By Aidoneus

https://www.amazon.com/Ergon-pc2-pedal-PC2-Pedal/d...

https://www.amazon.com/Ergon-pc2-pedal-PC2-Pedal/dp/B004PE38Q0
04-10-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,258
Posted By Aidoneus

I say, "Coming by on your left" in a normal...

I say, "Coming by on your left" in a normal tone--I am not going fast while passing, so no need to scream.

However, yesterday I came up on what seemed like a mother with her daughter of 11 or 12....
03-25-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Aidoneus

Sunburn on March 24!?

Reached +80 F yesterday here. Sunburn on my arms and face out riding. This has got to be the earliest I have ever burnt in Chicagoland. I do not recall solar radiation being intense enough around...
03-25-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By Aidoneus

U-Haul installed a Class 1 hitch. Between the...

U-Haul installed a Class 1 hitch. Between the large spoiler and the glass trunk lid on my car, a hitch seemed the only solution. Other than wishing I could lock the rack on the hitch, I am content.
03-24-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By Aidoneus

Interesting! I think that explains the difficulty...

Interesting! I think that explains the difficulty some people have reported at Amazon.com with this rack and locking bolts. Thanks for sharing this information!
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