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Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By indyfabz

Bike service along the North East Corridor is...

Bike service along the North East Corridor is relatively limited compared to the number of trains. Try to get a spot on the Vermonter service. Itís roll-on. Iíve taken it twice north from Philly....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

Lugged that 6.5 lb. tent around for some 10 days...

Lugged that 6.5 lb. tent around for some 10 days for the two of us.


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Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,244
Posted By indyfabz

Can't remember if I posted these before....

Can't remember if I posted these before. Somewhere between Misdom and Jackson, MT.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

My first Pfizer shot last Thursday left me...

My first Pfizer shot last Thursday left me useless on Friday. My second is on 5/6. Not making any plans for 5/7.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

I did not. My parents were 100% creature comforts...

I did not. My parents were 100% creature comforts people. We went to resorts in places Puerto Rico and Atlantic City. One year we went to one in PA Dutch country, but I donít recall ever getting out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

I have 4 useable tents and 1 that needs to be...

I have 4 useable tents and 1 that needs to be tossed.
04-20-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 889
Posted By indyfabz

I am 56. I have bought one car for myself, which...

I am 56. I have bought one car for myself, which I still own. The other car I bought for my mom back in '95, Shed eventually transferred title to me some time in the late 2000s, when it was no longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

Speaking of bears, man killed while fishing near...

Speaking of bears, man killed while fishing near Yellowstone:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1264590
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By indyfabz

There are people in Burlington with little or no...

There are people in Burlington with little or no money? :)

Seriously...Good suggestion. There is an organization here in Philly that teaches kids bike maintenance, repair and riding skills. IIRC,...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. It varies widely. Hereís an example of a...

Yeah. It varies widely. Hereís an example of a non-profit that manages a popular trail in PA:

https://www.avta-trails.org/index.php

The Mickelson in SD falls under the state parks authority.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ifovlnNIxXg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ifovlnNIxXg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

A sure sign of spring. ...

A sure sign of spring.


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Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By indyfabz

What I meant is that it may be possible to donate...

What I meant is that it may be possible to donate directly to the agency managing a specific trail rather than to the Rails to Trails organization itself. Itís my understanding that Rails to Trails...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

Mid to third week of June. Slight chance of iffy...

Mid to third week of June. Slight chance of iffy weather, but you'll avoid the worst of the crowds and, although it's been getting warmer earlier there (it was 70- in Missoula the other day), you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

You might also be able to get a good deal on a...

You might also be able to get a good deal on a house in Montana when people who bought there to escape COVID realize they hate the harsh winters. I read some articles last year about people buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

Check out the link posted just above. Almost...

Check out the link posted just above. Almost certainly taken by a plow crew driving up to work.

I have a friend who was up in Banff a couple of years ago. She and her travelling companion were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

They are grizzlies. Shot was likely taken from...

They are grizzlies. Shot was likely taken from inside a vehicle by a worker involved with plowing operations.

Great Flickr album from last year. A few other grizzly shots and one of a black.
...
04-19-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

A relatively light, inflatable, compact mattress...

A relatively light, inflatable, compact mattress is nice for comfort. And yes, foam pad will not fail as I noted somewhere above.

My favorite air mattress Iíve ever owned:
...
04-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

+1. Especially when it's cold. Sleeping without...

+1. Especially when it's cold. Sleeping without the layer of air between you are the ground can suck the heat out of you quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

COVID has driven RV prices way up during the last...

COVID has driven RV prices way up during the last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

No, but I will confess to carelessness. There was...

No, but I will confess to carelessness. There was no place for breakfast stuff around so I had brought a cheddar and jalapeno bagel earlier in the day while picking up supplies. After I set up camp...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

I have told this story before, but...In 2017,...

I have told this story before, but...In 2017, during a tour across PA, I was camping on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest (and right next to the prison where Wesley Snipes served his tax...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. I first visited with my family when I was...

Heh. I first visited with my family when I was around 6. Dad has some convention to attend. It was early fall. Mom, sis and I saw the city. I do remember the wind. Mom had to take us to a department...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

For several years they paraded down a street...

For several years they paraded down a street pulling the wagon in my neighborhood in connection with the Budweiser Made in America Festival, which was held every Labor Day weekend not that far from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: I had never camped until the fist night of...

:lol: I had never camped until the fist night of my cross country bike tour. I woke up to use the bathroom and there was a raccoon on the picnic table trying to get at our food. I was scared to go...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By indyfabz

Following. If I get hit by a bus today ACA...

Following.

If I get hit by a bus today ACA will benefit big time.

One possible idea to look into: Rather than Rails to Trails, perhaps there is a trail you are particularly fond of that is...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By indyfabz

It is a nice place to visit. Back in '97 I dated...

It is a nice place to visit. Back in '97 I dated a woman whose mom re-married to a man who had a penthouse condo in a building on Lower Wacker Dr. She went out to visit and I went there a few days...
04-19-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By indyfabz

fify

fify
04-19-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

Looks-wise, appear to be copies of Big Agnes...

Looks-wise, appear to be copies of Big Agnes tents.
04-18-21, 05:15 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

For the Addictionite who has everything. A Gucci...

For the Addictionite who has everything. A Gucci tent for the low price of only $3,490.
...
04-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,988
Posted By indyfabz

Not where I live. The LBS I deal with are quite...

Not where I live. The LBS I deal with are quite responsive. Just stopped by one yesterday when I saw the owner outside. He said business is very good. Last major thing I bought from them was a new...
04-18-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

Hear this is a real bargain: ...

Hear this is a real bargain:
...
04-18-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By indyfabz

Iím guessing the original photo isnít even from a...

Iím guessing the original photo isnít even from a cycling apparel retailer.
04-17-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,798
Posted By indyfabz

I draw from the bottom of the drawer.

I draw from the bottom of the drawer.
04-17-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By indyfabz

Unresponsive. How much less capacity do my...

Unresponsive.

How much less capacity do my insulated bottles have than which bottles fit in standard cages?
04-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By indyfabz

Example? And what difference do the external...

Example? And what difference do the external dimensions make if they both fit in standard cages?
04-17-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By indyfabz

Wonder how much effort he put into this flop....

Wonder how much effort he put into this flop. Certainly more than the pimple grease chain lube did.
04-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By indyfabz

Sounds like you could use it.

Sounds like you could use it.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-17-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By indyfabz

There are cicadas every year. This is Brood X....

There are cicadas every year. This is Brood X. They are typically found in areas with trees. If you find yourself in an infested area, expect to run over lots of dead ones in the road that have been...
04-17-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By indyfabz

Racks bought from Rivendell. Now in their 11th...

Racks bought from Rivendell. Now in their 11th season. Some of us are aware. Get back when you are, OP.

...
Forum: Foo
04-17-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By indyfabz

Thatís what I did even after refi. I didnít buy...

Thatís what I did even after refi. I didnít buy until age 40 and had no plans on moving. No way I wanted to be still paying a mortgage at a late age. Plus, I was already maxing out my 401(k) and make...
04-17-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

Donít know what you consider exorbitant. For my...

Donít know what you consider exorbitant. For my money, Sea to Summit makes excellent mattresses. Not cheap, but high quality, which is what you want in an air mattress. Going cheap on something that...
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By indyfabz

ĎZactly. I refied 5 years into a 30 year. Went to...

ĎZactly. I refied 5 years into a 30 year. Went to 15. Cash flow wasnít an issue because I had savings. Had enough equity that despite the shorter term the 1.25% rate drop actually lowered my monthly...
04-16-21, 07:08 PM
04-16-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,988
Posted By indyfabz

Itís not. The guy who builds Engin is located in...

Itís not. The guy who builds Engin is located in an affluent section of Philly. Second highest income zip code in the city. The sort of place where many people donít need to scour the Internet to...
04-16-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By indyfabz

In terms of camping gear, probably the last two...

In terms of camping gear, probably the last two items you should cheap out on, especially since you are concerned about weight of water bottles. When it comes to mattresses, conditions you might...
04-16-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By indyfabz

Less water than what? Iíd say a 25 Oz....

Less water than what?

Iíd say a 25 Oz. Podium Chill that fits in a standard cage is a good amount.
04-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By indyfabz

CamelBak 25 oz. Podium Chill. Freeze overnight....

CamelBak 25 oz. Podium Chill. Freeze overnight. Just make sure not to fill it to the brim before you freeze it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 23,962
Posted By indyfabz

Have the classic post-dose side effects. Going...

Have the classic post-dose side effects. Going back to bed.
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