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Forum: Foo
10-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 29,801
Posted By skidder

Stretching the definition of a Halloween song,...

Stretching the definition of a Halloween song, but I think this'll qualify for this thread. Skip to 1:05 for the song itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X76KE7LWocI
Forum: Foo
10-25-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 29,801
Posted By skidder

Can't remember if this was already posted. What...

Can't remember if this was already posted. What the heck, its Halloween next weekend, why not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqVyois9mp4
10-25-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By skidder

I'd say its more the effort to get up the hill,...

I'd say its more the effort to get up the hill, rather than a lack of glycogen, and that takes a focus on conditioning, not nutrition. Get yourself in shape through aerobic and anaerobic training...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,304
Posted By skidder

Lemme guess - you can't drive a manual...

Lemme guess - you can't drive a manual transmission car, yet you really really want to upgrade your bicycle from a 2x9 to a 2x10 drivetrain? ;)
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,304
Posted By skidder

Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). ...

Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). FWIW even females should know how to do this.
Start a campfire
Make a simple lean-to shelter that'll survive a light rain shower.
Clear a clogged...
Forum: Foo
10-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By skidder

Considering how old that thing is, maybe its time...

Considering how old that thing is, maybe its time for a complete remodel? I know a guy who does great kitchens and bathrooms, maybe he could give them an estimate. ;)

I wonder what the...
10-20-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,000
Posted By skidder

I'm in Southern California and drive the Pacific...

I'm in Southern California and drive the Pacific Coast Hwy regularly. I always take notice when I see someone on a touring bike regardless of the make/model. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

'Hilux' was a sub-brand model of the Toyota truck...

'Hilux' was a sub-brand model of the Toyota truck here in the USA back in the 1960s-1970s. Somewhat like the SR5 and TRD designations we have today.
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

If they're anything like those they made in the...

If they're anything like those they made in the late-1980s/earlt-1990s, no thanks. Those were wounded dogs right out of the gate. Folks only bought them for the 'suburban 4X4' capability, which...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

Nice website, thanks for the link. Most of the...

Nice website, thanks for the link. Most of the recent chatter seems to be related to the top-end-off-road versions of the 'Taco'. Still, interesting to see the pricing threads and how many are...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By skidder

Quite a while back I went into the local grocery...

Quite a while back I went into the local grocery store just after they had opened at 6AM and Sly and the Family Stone was playing over the sound system. I asked about that and an employee mentioned...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

Personal pet-peeve of mine towards all the...

Personal pet-peeve of mine towards all the manufacturers - no manual transmissions! GRRRRRRRR!!!! :notamused::notamused::notamused: Gonna miss that!
10-18-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By skidder

You use different muscles/muscle groups to run vs...

You use different muscles/muscle groups to run vs bicycling. Conditioning muscles by participating in one activity doesn't translate to the other. But both can give you the same aerobic benefits to...
10-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By skidder

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it...

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it around to get rid of the small pests that come in during winter.
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By skidder

Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma

Anyone have a 2019-2021 Ford Ranger Pick-up? I'm looking at getting a new small pick up this Christmas season, trading in my 14-year-old Tacoma, which has been quite reliable over its lifetime. ...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,381
Posted By skidder

Get yourself a basic beginners 22 rifle (Marlin,...

Get yourself a basic beginners 22 rifle (Marlin, Savage, others). Good used one can be picked up for $150. Use some inexpensive subsonic ammo and, with a little practice, you should be able to...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,084
Posted By skidder

That's your cat after it walks through your 'man...

That's your cat after it walks through your 'man cave' sniffing stuff, sampling stuff, and spilling stuff on itself. Tomorrow morning you'll get up and it'll be a 3 ft tall mega-beast looking for...
10-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By skidder

I'm in Southern California where it gets down...

I'm in Southern California where it gets down near freezing. I don't use clip-in shoes/pedals, but use a tennis court-style shoe made of all (synthetic) leather, and its a size larger than my...
10-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By skidder

Downtown HB and Lido Isle are quite a distance...

Downtown HB and Lido Isle are quite a distance apart. Is there something going on in downtown HB? If its just the usual rabble-rousers that like to protest at the foot of the HB Pier, then that's...
10-17-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By skidder

If you're not sure about your tires, then you...

If you're not sure about your tires, then you need new tires.

Can't really tell from your pictures, but what brand/model are they and did the tires have a flat surface in the center 'contact' area...
10-17-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,217
Posted By skidder

Make sure your rims will take whatever size you...

Make sure your rims will take whatever size you want to go down to. I've never used 40mm tires, almost always been in the 32mm-35mm range, and never had problems with them. Plenty of brands, tread...
10-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By skidder

$31/tube? That's crazy no matter how good...

$31/tube? That's crazy no matter how good Schwalbe says they are. I can get butyl tubes 3/$10, sometimes even cheaper, through local brick & mortar shops and online bicycle parts dealers. Of...
10-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,048
Posted By skidder

I just keep my mouth open while riding and suck...

I just keep my mouth open while riding and suck in all the bugs. Flies and other winged insects are high in protein. Gotta watch out for those big clumsy Scarab beetles, they can knock a tooth out....
10-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By skidder

I can think of two rides: Start in San Luis...

I can think of two rides:

Start in San Luis Obispo and just start riding south. Nice scenery and by the end of 24 hours I'd probably be in Malibu, maybe even Santa Monica, before my carriage and...
10-11-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By skidder

I've got a home-made #3...

I've got a home-made #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , but I equipped it with regular v-brakes since 35mm tires fit a little too close for my tastes with mini...
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,914
Posted By skidder

Got any pictures of the hollow wood surfboards? ...

Got any pictures of the hollow wood surfboards? :love: Those had a brief resurgence a few years ago and were pretty cool. Way too heavy to carry around, and slow to react in the water/on a wave,...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,010
Posted By skidder

If you're willing to spend some $$$ you could try...

If you're willing to spend some $$$ you could try one from this place:

https://www.tarptent.com/

I've got one of their older 'Cloudburst' models, bought about 15 years ago, and its held up well...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By skidder

Just curious, but is this an old...

Just curious, but is this an old dark-green-colored Nashbar Touring frame and fork combo? I would not consider it the equivalent of the LHT and would not load it up as much as some folks do with...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,914
Posted By skidder

I did that for a while in 2003-2004 when the...

I did that for a while in 2003-2004 when the economy was crappy. I already had experience dealing with industrial customers so it was and easy transition. Only thing I didn't like about it was the...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,914
Posted By skidder

Best job I ever had was back in High...

Best job I ever had was back in High school/college when I worked for a neighbor's pool cleaning/construction business. They needed extra help during the summer to clean pools for people going on...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11,163
Views: 2,299,372
Posted By skidder

Sure, its an engine stuck in the side of a house,...

Sure, its an engine stuck in the side of a house, but did anyone notice how the damage to the wall exposed the poor siding job; you NEVER align edges like that (between the right side of the engine,...
Forum: Foo
10-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,882
Posted By skidder

You don't mind if I drop this in here, do ya? ...

You don't mind if I drop this in here, do ya?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6CyQftidOw
Forum: Foo
10-06-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,163
Views: 2,299,372
Posted By skidder

Uh, Mr. Sheriff, that's not how you do a pit...

Uh, Mr. Sheriff, that's not how you do a pit manuever
10-06-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By skidder

I can't help with the CC/CK comparison, but I've...

I can't help with the CC/CK comparison, but I've got three self-built bicycles, all with Cane Creek 40 headsets, all getting regular road use, and I've never had any problems with them. 'Nuff said.
Forum: Foo
10-06-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,004
Posted By skidder

But . . . . does he wear pants?

But . . . . does he wear pants?
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,549
Posted By skidder

Yep, a real classic. Friggin' hilarious movie. ...

Yep, a real classic. Friggin' hilarious movie.
How about the scene in the bedroom where Shirley MacLaine's character tries to seduce Chauncy?
Another was at the party with the gay guy sizing...
10-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By skidder

As others mention, don't use truly waterproof...

As others mention, don't use truly waterproof gloves as they'll just get soaked on the inside from sweat (as will all waterproof clothing). Both polyester pile and wool work well, although wool...
10-04-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,711
Posted By skidder

I regularly see two folks using them around here...

I regularly see two folks using them around here (not together). They don't look to be as maneuverable as a regular road bicycle, I've wondered how well you can balance on them considering you don't...
10-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,776
Posted By skidder

I've got one of those bags, made by Banjo Bros. ...

I've got one of those bags, made by Banjo Bros. The side panniers stuff into side pockets, and the main compartment has an expandable top. Works quite nicely as a rear pannier for 2-3 day trips,...
10-02-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By skidder

Did you bother to search the web before signing...

Did you bother to search the web before signing up on BF? I typed 'bicycle stem extender' into my browser and got a ton of hits. $10-$25 price range based on brand and color, pick whatever type you...
09-30-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 892
Posted By skidder

If you're new to cycling (even after a many-year...

If you're new to cycling (even after a many-year layoff from bicycles), just get some inexpensive flat pedals. Use those and some flat shoes until you get a 'feel' for what you like/what you want. ...
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,381
Posted By skidder

Trophy hunting? No Hunting for food. Sure,...

Trophy hunting? No

Hunting for food. Sure, I'm OK with it as long as hunters don't leave 'gut piles' along a trail or in/near a parking lot. Yech!!!

Me: Target shooting using a bolt-action...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,549
Posted By skidder

Back in the mid-1970s, facing another day of...

Back in the mid-1970s, facing another day of mid-summer boredom, some friends and I went to the local discount 'art' theater and paid $1.50 to see a movie called 'Once Upon a Time in the West'...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 795
Posted By skidder

Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Happened to see it on the...

Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Happened to see it on the bottom shelf in my local supermarket, so bought a can. It tastes great right out of the can and heated, but I added some corn, peas, and onions to...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,651
Posted By skidder

That probably explains why I see no need for it;...

That probably explains why I see no need for it; I've never bought anything on E-Bay.
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By skidder

I wonder if they got any input from the National...

I wonder if they got any input from the National Park Service on how to screw up the poop problem in crowded areas. They put an outhouse up at busy Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier in the 1980s (the turds...
09-27-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,817
Posted By skidder

He counted the dog (it runs alongside its...

He counted the dog (it runs alongside its master), converted from English units to metric, rounded up, and that equaled nine. He could have increased the sample size by multiplying his final answer...
09-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By skidder

The 28c tires I've ridden were rated for 110psi...

The 28c tires I've ridden were rated for 110psi pressure, most 32c for 70-80psi. Purely my speculative opinion but it seems the 32c give a more 'cushioning' effect since its not pumped up to as high...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By skidder

The last time I got a new phone was due to the...

The last time I got a new phone was due to the old phone's operating system becoming obsolete and unsupported. I won't use Apple e-products, we have too many problems with them at work (both...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,651
Posted By skidder

That looks like a scam to me. I looked at PayPal...

That looks like a scam to me. I looked at PayPal many years ago and, frankly, I could not find a reason to use it. If I wanted to buy something on a retail site that required PayPal, I'd just find...
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