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Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By indyfabz

+1. I've met several solo women who were crossing...

+1. I've met several solo women who were crossing the U.S. both on ACA routes as well in other places. Heard of plenty more.

If she were to start on ACA's TransAmerica route in VA in Mid-May she...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By indyfabz

You're not a real plumber unless you show some...

You're not a real plumber unless you show some butt crack.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

BBQ for lunch after a seemingly interminable...

BBQ for lunch after a seemingly interminable meeting.

#LightDinnerTonight (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=LightDinnerTonight) .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,136
Posted By indyfabz

My cantis stop my 270 lbs. of bike, rider and...

My cantis stop my 270 lbs. of bike, rider and gear just fine. (290 lbs. BITD.) Haven't flown off the side of the mountain yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,136
Posted By indyfabz

The only thing I know about discs is that they're...

The only thing I know about discs is that they're heavy and hard to maintain, which is why I have avoided them. :D

But I do love a good disc brake thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By indyfabz

Who did you see? In '77 or '78 I went to my first...

Who did you see? In '77 or '78 I went to my first major concert. Saw the Isley Brother with A Taste of Honey and some other group. Seats in the balcony were $7.50.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By indyfabz

:eek: That's Crazy Eddie insane. The Philly...

:eek: That's Crazy Eddie insane.

The Philly Bike Club's annual century tops out at $50 for late registration for non-members. $35 for members. (You can pay $50 for the ride or join the club for a...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By indyfabz

I have done the Bon Ton Roulet twice. It's a...

I have done the Bon Ton Roulet twice. It's a supported tour in the Finger Lakes region. Nice area to ride in, especially for a first, unsupported tour. Nothing super difficult (for the most part),...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By indyfabz

Back in 2016 I encountered a guy in Montana...

Back in 2016 I encountered a guy in Montana touring across the country on a tadpole-style trike. He was pulling a trailer loaded with gear. Quite a large load.
08-20-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By indyfabz

I grew up in Philadelphia. I remember shopping at...

I grew up in Philadelphia. I remember shopping at Korvetteís in S. Jersey.
08-20-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By indyfabz

Heresy! I am going to drive SAG and/or...

Heresy!

I am going to drive SAG and/or escort people across the bridges of death. U.S. 1 & 9 across the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers to Jersey City. They can be a bit busy, although it's not as...
08-20-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By indyfabz

It's called cross chaining.

It's called cross chaining.
08-20-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,359
Posted By indyfabz

Why do I suddenly feel the desire to buy a Biria...

Why do I suddenly feel the desire to buy a Biria Easy-Boarding seven-speed bicycle?
08-20-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By indyfabz

I have never used fenders and likely never will.

I have never used fenders and likely never will.
08-20-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By indyfabz

https://technologytransparency.files.wordpress.com...

https://technologytransparency.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/img_2533.jpg?w=393&h=524...
08-20-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By indyfabz

The King ti cages are $60. The Silca is $70. The...

The King ti cages are $60. The Silca is $70. The King stainless are only $18. Great product. Mine are over 4 years old and look brand new. Met him at the Philly Bike Expo. My friend mentioned that...
08-20-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By indyfabz

New York is fun. The Sunday before Labor Day I...

New York is fun. The Sunday before Labor Day I would be riding from New Hope, PA to Brooklyn, but, alas, I had some exploratory surgery on my leg back in July and am just not ready for a near century...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,748
Posted By indyfabz

My GF at the time borrowed my car to visit her...

My GF at the time borrowed my car to visit her parents over night. She came back to town in her dad's BMW and left my car parked outside the parents' house. That afternoon some kid who lived at the...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,748
Posted By indyfabz

When I was first house hunting in the early 2000s...

When I was first house hunting in the early 2000s I had my credit score checked for the first time. Mean was slightly above 800. I thought it would be perfect because I had no debt. My real estate...
08-20-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By indyfabz

King stainless steel cages. Holds bottles tight....

King stainless steel cages. Holds bottles tight. Won't leave marks. Made in the U.S.A. I have them on my road bike.

King Cage - Bicycle waterbottle cages handmade in Durango, CO...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

Slackers.

Slackers.
08-20-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By indyfabz

Why should anyone take hydration advice from...

Why should anyone take hydration advice from someone whose country is about the size of my home state and not particularly subject to extreme temperatures?

Myopic and uninformed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,356
Posted By indyfabz

I like custom geometry because I have odd body...

I like custom geometry because I have odd body geometry. With a trusted custom builder so close, ti was a no brainer and almost certainly less expensive than custom carbon.
08-19-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By indyfabz

I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

Lightning, thunder and buckets of rain.

Lightning, thunder and buckets of rain.
08-19-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,359
Posted By indyfabz

The owner of a LBS 12 miles from my house built...

The owner of a LBS 12 miles from my house built me this. I rode it home from the shop. :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,356
Posted By indyfabz

I am fortunate enough to have an award winning...

I am fortunate enough to have an award winning (two-time best MTB at NAHBS) builder 12 miles from my house. I rode it home from the shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

There is another giant, dead cock-a-roach...

There is another giant, dead cock-a-roach floating in one of the urinals on my floor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

It's not hitting my office hard, but I can see...

It's not hitting my office hard, but I can see that it's raining pretty good up in my 'hood. The brunt of the storm has passed to the north several times last this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe he thought there was a drive-thru lane.

Maybe he thought there was a drive-thru lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

Hard to tell if the massive looking t-storm...

Hard to tell if the massive looking t-storm moving through the city is going to hit us or slide to the north, but it's gotten dark enough that some street lights have come on.
08-19-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By indyfabz

https://media.giphy.com/media/26gR2ktYgH24dGX8A/gi...

https://media.giphy.com/media/26gR2ktYgH24dGX8A/giphy.gif...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,356
Posted By indyfabz

I did not go ti for the look/sex appeal. I wanted...

I did not go ti for the look/sex appeal. I wanted a new ride made out of something that will never rust. I actually find the look of bare ti boring and was not going to get one until the builder told...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,795
Posted By indyfabz

*shudder* Totally forgot about that. I used to...

*shudder* Totally forgot about that. I used to get that when I was young. Super annoying.
08-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By indyfabz

Rode a trike or a bike every since I could...

Rode a trike or a bike every since I could remember up to when I went away for high school. Came back home for college and started riding again my senior year because I had gotten fat. Ended up...
08-19-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,125
Posted By indyfabz

I was thoroughly startled while touring back in...

I was thoroughly startled while touring back in June. Cold, rainy morning in Montana. Visibility not great. I was on a 70 mph road with a relatively narrow shoulder. Lots of up and downs. Worried...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By indyfabz

There is also carry-on service, where you bring...

There is also carry-on service, where you bring your own bike on yourself and put it in the designated area. I have twice taken my bike on the Vermonter that way. It has three cubbies/train. You hang...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By indyfabz

On many of the long distance trains (and some...

On many of the long distance trains (and some others) you no longer have to box the bike. New baggage cars came on line relatively recently. They have "racks" for bikes. The Vermonter has cubbies...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

Went out for an errand. Saw a large praying...

Went out for an errand. Saw a large praying mantis on the corner. Took a photo, but it came out blurry. Wonder if they like the heat.
08-19-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By indyfabz

Cut him some slack, if only because I like having...

Cut him some slack, if only because I like having my own personal troll. It's cute.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By indyfabz

Which of your stable of bikes are you taking, if...

Which of your stable of bikes are you taking, if any?

In any event: Programmable thermostat.

Provide a link to the listing when it's up. You might get lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By indyfabz

Thank you so much! I was trying to remember his...

Thank you so much! I was trying to remember his name. At one point he had nearly a 20 min. lead in that stage. Much of it had disappeared by the time to reached the summit. I remember him struggling...
08-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By indyfabz

Thread with a poll.

Thread with a poll.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By indyfabz

That still doesn't make it right. :D

That still doesn't make it right. :D
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By indyfabz

99.44/100% pure. Next question.

99.44/100% pure.

Next question.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 60,755
Posted By indyfabz

The dew point here in Philly was 74 at 6:30 a.m....

The dew point here in Philly was 74 at 6:30 a.m. One more day of this. The weekend is supposed to be much cooler and drier. Hoping to get away for two days of car camping and ride the Lehigh Gorge...
08-19-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By indyfabz

Several years ago, during a ferry ride that was...

Several years ago, during a ferry ride that was part of a bicycle ride, I met a first cousin of Garneau. The GF was wearing a pair of their short and he and his wife struck up a conversation with us....
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By indyfabz

That's too bad. Looks like a decent enough...

That's too bad. Looks like a decent enough shoulder the entire way. Doesn't look like the most pleasant riding, bit it certainly looks a lot safer than some roads I have ridden. Hmmm? Wonder if wind...
08-19-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe he does. Arizona is home to the 6th most...

Maybe he does. Arizona is home to the 6th most populous city in the U.S. That aside, tell us the last time you rode in super high humidity (the dew point where I am was already 74 at 6:30 a.m.) and...
08-19-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,244
Posted By indyfabz

+1. As someone who does loaded tours, I have...

+1. As someone who does loaded tours, I have encountered LONG stretches with no where to refill from clean sources. Just had a couple back in June. Both were about 50 miles with 4,000'+ of climbing...
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