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Forum: Foo
05-30-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,671
Posted By Grendel

With the right equipment, yes. ...

With the right equipment, yes.

http://www.antiqueweekend.com/x/main.htm
08-09-05, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By Grendel

Don't have one yet, but I've always thought one...

Don't have one yet, but I've always thought one of those ultrasonic parts cleaners would be great for cleaning chains. Wish I could find one big enough for a chain or two yet affordable...
04-27-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,419
Posted By Grendel

I hate getting up early on the weekend to meet...

I hate getting up early on the weekend to meet the club ride. I used to not mind it so much, but I loathe it now -- will probably be doing a lot more solo riding this summer as a result.
Forum: Foo
04-27-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Grendel

My wife had something similar happen to her with...

My wife had something similar happen to her with a delivery order she got at work from a local restaraunt. The bill included the delivery charge and she and her co-workers tipped the driver extra in...
04-20-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,469
Posted By Grendel

So what if he was? Why should some bike shops...

So what if he was? Why should some bike shops keep bank hours and make it more difficult for people to visit the 'hallowed aisles' of the LBS? Try staying open a little later and accomodate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Grendel

Funny you should ask, as I'm sitting here with an...

Funny you should ask, as I'm sitting here with an ice pack on my left knee after finishing the MS ride. This was my third ride, and this is the first time I've had any serious pain as a result. The...
Forum: Foo
04-11-05, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Grendel

Isn't that, like, really painful? :eek:

Isn't that, like, really painful? :eek:
Forum: Foo
04-11-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Grendel

I've thought about the bike idea and that's a...

I've thought about the bike idea and that's a possibility, and I like the B&B idea as well. The house cleaning idea would be cool except that I do most of the cleaning... ;)
Forum: Foo
04-11-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Grendel

But that wouldn't be anything new. What, you...

But that wouldn't be anything new. What, you think we've been waiting for some magic weight to get busy with it? As if... :p
Forum: Foo
04-10-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Grendel

Need a little help from the ladies here....

So here's the deal; my wife decided a few months ago to go on a diet, and she's getting pretty close to her target weight after a lot of hard work. I'd like to do something unexpected to...
Forum: Foo
04-03-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Grendel

Guilt - a short story

I tried not to look in that corner of the garage -- I knew it was there, and knew it was waiting. Forgotten for most of the past year. Collecting dust amid the piles of shop rags and lumber and...
02-21-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By Grendel

Here's mine -- I've had it on the desktop since...

Here's mine -- I've had it on the desktop since last hurricane season, so maybe it's time for a change... :) This is a satellite composite of Hurricane Ivan at one of the points where it reached...
02-15-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,134
Posted By Grendel

Spring is a suburb of Houston, which last I...

Spring is a suburb of Houston, which last I looked was a pretty good-sized city (4x the population of K.C., BTW). Harris County is home to just under 4 million people and darn near every one of 'em...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-05, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By Grendel

Hmmm... not sure. It is after all a charitable...

Hmmm... not sure. It is after all a charitable donation, so in that sense I guess they take whatever you can give. Your bike transport and bus fare and whatever else are covered by your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-05, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By Grendel

I wouldn't think that's the case -- the cap is a...

I wouldn't think that's the case -- the cap is a new thing for this coming year and is likely a result of the record crowd they had this past year for the 20th anniversary ride. They're not capping...
01-31-05, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,134
Posted By Grendel

My Dad's a pretty smart guy, an opinion we both...

My Dad's a pretty smart guy, an opinion we both share ( :) ), and one thing he taught me when I was learning to drive has stuck with me ever since; right-of-way is something you give, not take. I...
Forum: Foo
10-31-04, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Grendel

Heck no -- somebody somewhere else in this world...

Heck no -- somebody somewhere else in this world is bound to be having a drink at the same time; we're never alone! :)

Speaking of online drunkeness, there used to be a chat room (forgot the...
Forum: Foo
10-11-04, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By Grendel

Well, yeah, but millions of packets have to be...

Well, yeah, but millions of packets have to be collected to crack WEP -- it's not like you run AirSnort for a minute or two and you're in, at least not if your target is a home network. It takes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By Grendel

Not all weight reduction is equal in effect --...

Not all weight reduction is equal in effect -- for example, there's a lot of difference between taking a pound off of the rider and reducing rotating mass by taking a pound off of the wheelset of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Grendel

The aerobars should be mounted to the bare part...

The aerobars should be mounted to the bare part of the handlebar and not on top of the tape. If you want to wrap the bars first, just make sure you leave enough bare bar exposed to mount the...
Forum: Foo
08-05-04, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Grendel

I used to catch a whiff of the distinctive aroma...

I used to catch a whiff of the distinctive aroma on my night rides around the old subdivision as I would pass this one house. All of the houses around here have the 6-foot wood fences with about a...
08-02-04, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By Grendel

If you get a fork mount to go inside the car it...

If you get a fork mount to go inside the car it works pretty well. I cut a piece of 1/2" plywood to fit in the back, covered it with carpet and put a fork mount on it to hold the bike. Works great...
08-01-04, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 3,944,040
Posted By Grendel

Tonight I'm torturing the little apes (4 and...

Tonight I'm torturing the little apes (4 and 7-year-old girly family members) with Reggae Appreciation Night -- Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley and UB-40 (kinda...
Forum: Touring
07-06-04, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By Grendel

They can help on long rides since they give you a...

They can help on long rides since they give you a way to rest your hands and change position on the bike, but you have be able to get comfortable in an 'aero' position for it to do you much good. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-04, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Grendel

Don't be surprised if the insurance company sends...

Don't be surprised if the insurance company sends you a new helmet and a Nomex firesuit... :D
06-29-04, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By Grendel

I'm planning to use the DupliColor Mirage...

I'm planning to use the DupliColor Mirage (http://www.duplicolor.com/products/mirage.html) stuff on my fixie project, but can't decide yet on the color(s) I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Grendel

Earlier this year I smacked my noggin on the...

Earlier this year I smacked my noggin on the pavement pretty good and if it weren't for the helmet it would have been bad. As it was, even with the helmet, it took me about 5 or 10 minutes to figure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-04, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Grendel

Very sweet!! I love the paint/graphics scheme on...

Very sweet!! I love the paint/graphics scheme on that -- very sharp looking.
06-05-04, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Grendel

Clif bars?! Yuck... :p I always bring...

Clif bars?! Yuck... :p

I always bring donuts when bribery is in order, and that seems to be pretty well received.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-04, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Grendel

Allposters.com has a pretty good selection of...

Allposters.com has a pretty good selection of cycling-related posters, but I couldn't find any Cipo posters. When we get to the new house I'm framing and hanging this one I ordered from that site:
05-25-04, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,755
Posted By Grendel

The oil market is not a free market; the price of...

The oil market is not a free market; the price of oil is fixed by a cartel of countries (OPEC) who carefully manage output, and thus manage the price. There's not enough capacity outside of OPEC to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-04, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Grendel

No doubt... MTBs have gears low enough to climb...

No doubt... MTBs have gears low enough to climb trees with. You'd have to be pretty spent not to smoke a MTB on the flats, though... :)
05-24-04, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,839
Posted By Grendel

The Trek 4300 was my 'Welcome back to cycling'...

The Trek 4300 was my 'Welcome back to cycling' bike and has served me very well. Two problems with the '02 model I bought -- the RST CrAPA fork has sloppy bushings which makes the sliders pretty...
05-23-04, 09:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,683
Posted By Grendel

Well, so far it's $0, but of course I've just...

Well, so far it's $0, but of course I've just gotten started. I have a late 70's or early 80's Schwinn LeTour frame & fork (no cost, had it for like 20 years or so) that I'm converting to fixed --...
Forum: Foo
05-18-04, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Grendel

Another bike-related Photoshop contest at Fark.com

It starts with a rather bizarre caution sign and takes off from there -- some funny stuff!

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=954907
05-09-04, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Grendel

I've never heard of a ride that required the...

I've never heard of a ride that required the volunteers to raise the same money individually as the riders. Most rides I've ridden or have been associated with organizing or helping with have...
05-09-04, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Grendel

Way to gut it out! Those last few miles really...

Way to gut it out! Those last few miles really get you to questioning the wisdom of what you're doing, but somehow you manage to find that last little bit in reserve and tell yourself "I'm gonna...
05-04-04, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Grendel

I calibrated both of mine (roadie and MTB) by...

I calibrated both of mine (roadie and MTB) by measuring the rollout while on the bike and found that there's about a 2-3% difference from what is given in the wheel sizing charts. Not a big...
04-30-04, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Grendel

I'm also having problems with 'real life' getting...

I'm also having problems with 'real life' getting in the way of a good ride. We're in the process of selling our house and having a new one built, so there's been a lot to do to fix up the old place...
04-27-04, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Grendel

I've had this problem with mine as well, and the...

I've had this problem with mine as well, and the hinge design is clearly the problem. Either the pin will work its way out or the springs will break. I had the pin work loose twice; the first time...
04-24-04, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Grendel

I wouldn't worry about stressing the fork with...

I wouldn't worry about stressing the fork with the roof rack, but pay attention to overhead clearance and don't forget you have a bike up there. :D
04-24-04, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Grendel

Something like this, I guess? ...

Something like this, I guess?

http://cool.berber.co.il/CoolStuff/New_Stuff/2002/04/08/martinCrash.mpeg

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-04, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By Grendel

Sorry for the slightly out-of-context quoting...

Sorry for the slightly out-of-context quoting here, but this is just plain sick -- you rode the park hills on a fixed? :eek:

For those not familiar with "The Park" (actually, Beuschler State...
Forum: Introductions
04-20-04, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Grendel

Howdy back atcha! I did the MS150 for the second...

Howdy back atcha! I did the MS150 for the second time this year and really enjoyed it -- it was more crowded than I would have liked, but I rode like my arse was lit on fire and got ahead of most of...
04-20-04, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By Grendel

I like the little 'whirlwind' move that one guy...

I like the little 'whirlwind' move that one guy does -- totally misses, of course, but still...
04-20-04, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By Grendel

Okay you two, knock it off right now!...

Okay you two, knock it off right now! (http://www.glenvilla.co.uk/jokes/mpg/sorry_fight.mpg)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By Grendel

Bummer about the wheel, but you oughta smack your...

Bummer about the wheel, but you oughta smack your friend upside the head for not pointing out whatever it was you ran over or into or maintaining a clear line of it since you were drafting right...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-04, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By Grendel

I heard about the tacks from other riders is...

I heard about the tacks from other riders is Austin -- I did the park last year, so this year I took the bypass (despite the razzing from a guy in my club :) ) and I guess it's a good thing I did. ...
Forum: Foo
04-14-04, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 871
Posted By Grendel

I looked at the xterra when I was shopping for a...

I looked at the xterra when I was shopping for a new car, and the thing that struck me about it was that the rear seat legroom seemed awful tight. I ended up buying a Honda CR-V and love it -- it...
Forum: Foo
04-09-04, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Grendel

A couple of things to keep in mind when you use a...

A couple of things to keep in mind when you use a smaller smoker is that 1) you don't want to overload the smoker with too much meat because it will make it hard to control the temp and keep a...
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