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Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Altair 4

RAGBRAI vs. Iowa's Ride

https://www.weareiowa.com/news/local-news/ragbrai-staff-resigns-citing-pr-narrative-regarding-carson-king-story/

I haven't done the Ragbrai ride (not my cuppa tea) but I thought I'd post this up...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By Altair 4

No problem! The GAP is a fantastic trail. Will...

No problem! The GAP is a fantastic trail. Will a DVD purchased in the US play on equipment in Australia?
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

There could be a market for these in adult sizes....

There could be a market for these in adult sizes. I'll bet we see this on Shark Tank within a week!
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

I imagine there was hell to pay for that shove.

I imagine there was hell to pay for that shove.
Forum: Foo
09-23-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Altair 4

We recently remodeled our kitchen, including the...

We recently remodeled our kitchen, including the flooring, and replaced a 15 year old GE dishwasher (it worked fine but the racks were beginning to rust at the points and the wheels on the lower rack...
Forum: Foo
09-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

I joined the LOL club on that one. Makes you...

I joined the LOL club on that one. Makes you wonder how many other trash cans are in that truck....
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By Altair 4

They tried the helicoil and it still leaked and...

They tried the helicoil and it still leaked and that really buggered it. The real problem was not cross-threading, but over-torquing the drain plug every time they reinstalled it. Nobody follows...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By Altair 4

Sounds familiar. I had every oil change...

Sounds familiar. I had every oil change completed at the dealer where I purchased my Passat to maintain the extended warranty that VW issued as a result of the oil sludge issue. At one change, they...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,199
Views: 2,072,950
Posted By Altair 4

Shoes for Howard the Duck... ...

Shoes for Howard the Duck...
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Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By Altair 4

The counterpoint to this is that Passat and Jetta...

The counterpoint to this is that Passat and Jetta grew over that time span. Friends of ours have the B6 Passat wagon. I haven't sat in the back seat, but the overall size of the car definitely grew...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By Altair 4

I have the same engine - awesome bit of...

I have the same engine - awesome bit of engineering. Still pulls like it did when new. I wished the electrical system was as hardy, though.
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By Altair 4

Yes, that's correct. The lack of demand killed...

Yes, that's correct. The lack of demand killed it. There have been recent stories that the VW may also stop selling the Golf wagon after this year.
...
09-03-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Altair 4

I miss it, too. It's not that far to the border...

I miss it, too. It's not that far to the border crossings at the Niagara frontier from here. When I was a kid, my parents took quite a few vacations in Canada and the border crossing in consisted...
09-02-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Altair 4

Back in the day, I used to claim the rebate on...

Back in the day, I used to claim the rebate on the GST/HST at the duty-free shop at the border upon returning to the US, usually immediately converting it into beer/wine/chocolate. The Convention...
09-01-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Altair 4

If he does that, won't he have to pay GST and...

If he does that, won't he have to pay GST and provincial sales tax? Interwebs say that would be 14.975%, if purchased in Quebec, 13% if bought in Ontario.
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,094
Posted By Altair 4

My first thought was, "is there any other...

My first thought was, "is there any other kind?"
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Altair 4

The only times I've ridden on Carson was during...

The only times I've ridden on Carson was during the Icicle Bicycle New Day's rides that the Western PA Wheelmen sponsor every year. In fact, the portion on Carson is the reason I stopped doing that...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Altair 4

Spinnaker, you are thinking about the hotel in...

Spinnaker, you are thinking about the hotel in the Waterfront area, but I think Wynnewood is talking about the one on 10th Street in the South Side.

Wynnewood, if it were me, I'd try for a hotel...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Altair 4

That's really beautiful country. Is the second...

That's really beautiful country. Is the second photo an area that was burned?
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By Altair 4

Our local PBS station had the video on their...

Our local PBS station had the video on their website in its entirety for a brief period, but it's gone now. But you can see some extra bits of video from the production here: The Great Ride - WQED ...
08-13-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Altair 4

Congrats on the new bike! I've enjoyed riding my...

Congrats on the new bike! I've enjoyed riding my Forza.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By Altair 4

Personally, I enjoyed the PBS show. It was nice...

Personally, I enjoyed the PBS show. It was nice to see and hear some of the sights and sounds from along the trail. But I also enjoyed the people they interviewed, particularly the gentleman that...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

What am I seeing there? Did one of them take a...

What am I seeing there? Did one of them take a dump upon hitting the pavement?
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Altair 4

Back in the 1990's, Mrs. Altair and I visited...

Back in the 1990's, Mrs. Altair and I visited Cedar Point and our first ride was the then-new Mantis (now called the Rougarou). It's where we both discovered that we can't ride inverted coasters at...
07-25-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By Altair 4

I'll have to try that shim idea. Maybe a small...

I'll have to try that shim idea. Maybe a small piece of inner tube material might work. I know what you mean about the thumb screw - it does limit where you can place the light on the bar. I...
07-25-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By Altair 4

A little late to this, but I have a Cygolite...

A little late to this, but I have a Cygolite Metro Pro 950. I like the light - good throw and spread. I'm less thrilled with its mount. There is the section that actually surrounds the handlebar...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Altair 4

RIP Rutger Hauer

He died on July 19, age 75. His performance in Blade Runner made the movie.
07-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By Altair 4

Good thread. I'm going to have to try some of...

Good thread. I'm going to have to try some of these products, too. My tinnitus is bad enough and I'm concerned that the "wind in my ears" noise is making it worse. I think I'm going to try the...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,589
Posted By Altair 4

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care...

Beyond the therapy, is there other medical care in the picture? Seems like there's medical issues beyond lack of interest. Are they being pursued with the appropriate doctors?
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,711
Posted By Altair 4

I've lived in PA all of my life. The winter of...

I've lived in PA all of my life. The winter of 1976-1977 was the coldest I can recall in my 60+ years of dragging my knuckles on this rock. Between Christmas 1976 and the end of January 1977, the...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,199
Views: 2,072,950
Posted By Altair 4

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.

<GPS Voice>: Turn left now.
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

What was the finale like??

What was the finale like??
Forum: Foo
07-10-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

I could see that coming....:lol:

I could see that coming....:lol:
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,960
Posted By Altair 4

1. c0urt 2. jideta 3.nondes

1. c0urt
2. jideta
3.nondes
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

This reminded me of my experiences on I-95 and on...

This reminded me of my experiences on I-95 and on the Schuylkill Express back in the early 1980's when I lived in Philadelphia. You never knew what you would find on the roadway. On 95, I once saw...
Forum: Foo
07-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

In my mind, the sound effect for this slip and...

In my mind, the sound effect for this slip and fall is like an over-ripe watermelon hitting the floor.
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10,199
Views: 2,072,950
Posted By Altair 4

Yeah, but at least that's a harmless weirdness. ...

Yeah, but at least that's a harmless weirdness. Here in Pittsburgh over the July 4th weekend, the city will host the 14th Anthrocon (Anthrocon 2019 - David L. Lawrence Convention Center...
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Altair 4

I can remember in the early 1980's on flights...

I can remember in the early 1980's on flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia would have a hot breakfast on the morning flights. The flight attendants used to really hustle to make that happen!
...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,111
Posted By Altair 4

I haven't ridden that section of trail this year...

I haven't ridden that section of trail this year yet (recovering from a fracture that's really eaten into my riding), but I do recall seeing what could best be described as a homeless stealth...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...

^ Like a scene from Back to the Future...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,305
Posted By Altair 4

https://www.bicycleheaven.org...

https://www.bicycleheaven.org (https://www.bicycleheaven.org/)

Open 7 Days A Week, 10Am to 7Pm Everyday!

Email: Bikeheaven@comcast.net

Office: (412) 734-4034

Cell: (412) 716-4956
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By Altair 4

A couple of years ago, my ride partner and I were...

A couple of years ago, my ride partner and I were on a three day ride with what amounted to a perfect weather forecast. Well, that forecast turned out to be 100% inaccurate for both rain and...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By Altair 4

His highly developed sense of situational...

His highly developed sense of situational awareness is incredible to me. I wouldn't want to drive those streets, let alone cycle them at the speed he apparently attains. Oh, and he must go through...
06-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,389
Posted By Altair 4

Well, I looked at that article and it made me...

Well, I looked at that article and it made me wonder about the demographics for the country as a whole. The birth rate dropped during and immediately after the 2008 recession. Those unborn kids would...
06-07-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,378
Posted By Altair 4

“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn...

“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another—it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”
― John Scalzi, Old Man's War
06-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By Altair 4

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock...

Okay, I'll bite...I like graphite for lock lubrication:

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Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By Altair 4

[QUOTE=Hondo Gravel;20950365] Haven't seen...

[QUOTE=Hondo Gravel;20950365]

Haven't seen it first-hand, but I'd imagine the white water rafting is pretty fantastic now, given the amount of rain we've been having.
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,960
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dealer's choice - Crane or Clouds. Shot on a cell phone.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,733
Posted By Altair 4

The catcher's reaction is priceless.

The catcher's reaction is priceless.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,243
Posted By Altair 4

Route 381 is the road that leads out of Ohiopyle...

Route 381 is the road that leads out of Ohiopyle to get to Fallingwater. It's a two lane blacktop with minimal shoulders. I guess it's rideable but, man, I'd think twice three times about it. ...
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