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08-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 50,670
Posted By bikecrate

Finished watching Das Boot season 1. I thought it...

Finished watching Das Boot season 1. I thought it was pretty good. I started watching Catch-22 on Hulu. I've read the book and seen the original movie. I some ways I like this mini series better. ...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,147
Posted By bikecrate

First, I doubt most people are taught the basics...

First, I doubt most people are taught the basics of home finances.

Second, the cost of the "American dream" (whatever that is) has gone up without a rise in wages to the same level. Food,...
08-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By bikecrate

This is the rainy season here. There are some...

This is the rainy season here. There are some areas on my routes that will have standing water on them until summer is over. Generally, I won't go through anything higher than the bottom bracket. ...
08-12-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 50,670
Posted By bikecrate

Started watching Das Boot on Hulu. Great...

Started watching Das Boot on Hulu. Great production values. I'm more interested in the sub parts than the shore based resistance story. Also season 7 of Venture Brothers.
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By bikecrate

Having almost gotten sucked into this kind of...

Having almost gotten sucked into this kind of stuff...my non lawyer advice is...be prepared to walk away if you value your mental health.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By bikecrate

This is the middle summer time here in FL. ...

This is the middle summer time here in FL. Everyday is a cookie cutter forecast. High 70's to low 90's with lots of humidity. Thunderstorms likely. Heat index is triple digits. Thursday, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By bikecrate

I had some extra time off and was going to head...

I had some extra time off and was going to head up to Ocala Nat Forest for a 4 day weekend. However, my car decided to flake out on me before I left town. Delayed and shortened my plans. Friday...
07-30-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 205,830
Posted By bikecrate

Re-watched Apocalypse Now Redux (sort of). I...

Re-watched Apocalypse Now Redux (sort of). I skipped over the "redux" extra scenes. For the life of me I don't understand why it was re released by Coppola in that format. All those extra scenes...
07-30-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By bikecrate

I suspect the automakers don't put this stuff in...

I suspect the automakers don't put this stuff in out of the goodness of their hearts. It is because consumers want it. In other words, the enemy is us (some of us anyways).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By bikecrate

I did my evening Davis Is. ride for 27 miles last...

I did my evening Davis Is. ride for 27 miles last Monday. Got caught in some rain. Also, a dick guy on the way home did the fake jump in your way as I was coming towards him. I'm not surprised when...
07-29-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By bikecrate

Bernal is the future. I'm also wondering if...

Bernal is the future. I'm also wondering if Froome is going to fully recover. GT is a super domestic who got his chance last year and took it. I don't think he is better than Bernal or a healthy...
07-29-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By bikecrate

I used to be pretty rough on pedals and rear...

I used to be pretty rough on pedals and rear wheels. I'm not sure why. I'm not heavy and the roads around here are not that bad. Buying better replacement equipment has helped.
07-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

There's also a information station on the way...

There's also a information station on the way into the forest. Probably will stop in and ask some questions. It would be great if I could ride on the FL Trail. There is a connection only a few miles...
07-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

I was poking around the internet and found this....

I was poking around the internet and found this. Price is just about right, specs aren't bad, and it looks like it already comes with some large tires and perhaps room for larger.

Breezer Radar...
07-26-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,499
Posted By bikecrate

Interview with Quintana team mates after race...

Interview with Quintana team mates after race showed they had no answer for WTF they were doing. I've seen some rivalries on teams before, but this is weird.
07-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

The Alexander Springs to Clearwater Lake loop is...

The Alexander Springs to Clearwater Lake loop is the one I was thinking about. A bit far south for me if I was doing a door to door ride.

I'm not looking for trails for the sake of a place to...
07-24-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

Too bad there wasn't more details in the top two...

Too bad there wasn't more details in the top two video what trail they were on. I haven't done a lot of research, but I thought the only bike trail was farther south than were I will be at and it was...
07-23-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

Ocala National Forest.

Ocala National Forest.
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By bikecrate

Move to England. Problem solved.

Move to England. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 21,549
Posted By bikecrate

I started another thread earlier this year toying...

I started another thread earlier this year toying with the idea of switching my road bike to a 1 x 11. It would have worked well here since I have zero hills except for overpasses. My reasoning was...
07-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

Some good feedback...thanks. The Jamis will be...

Some good feedback...thanks. The Jamis will be staying at home in the city. I'm more likely to buy a bike. It's budget time too. One of the activities I'd like to do is ride around and then stop...
07-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By bikecrate

Loose Loose Sand

Here is the scenario...mostly I ride on pavement. However, I will be having the opportunity to ride around in a national forest. The roads are split between paved and unpaved. I'm thinking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,337
Posted By bikecrate

In the city where I ride there are plenty of...

In the city where I ride there are plenty of drinking fountains. I have not seen a decrease in number. Maybe this is because it is FL and can be very important to hydrant during the summer. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By bikecrate

This weekend I was back in the Ocala National...

This weekend I was back in the Ocala National Forest. I had kind of a bad experience on Saturday's ride. The particular road I was on has a nice wide outside lane, fairly light traffic (compared to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,084
Posted By bikecrate

I got hit in the same way by a driver making a...

I got hit in the same way by a driver making a left turn. Destroyed bike but I was basically okay. She also did the "I didn't see you" excuse. Perfectly clear day and sight lines. Anyways, I decided...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,051
Posted By bikecrate

Apparently, it was a pretty effective disguise.

Apparently, it was a pretty effective disguise.
07-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,396
Posted By bikecrate

I haven't watch pro cycling much until the last...

I haven't watch pro cycling much until the last 10 years or so. I missed the heyday of Lance and only caught the "comeback" era and there were rumors of doping swirling around him by then. In other...
07-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By bikecrate

Looks like cycling traffic will be calmed too. ...

Looks like cycling traffic will be calmed too. There are a few streets here that have them. Not a big deal if you know they are there and adjust your speed to flow with the traffic. Also, those...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By bikecrate

If I was retired I would do it. The credit card...

If I was retired I would do it. The credit card version. I like beds and baths. I'm afraid by the time I reach retirement age my health may not be up to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,075
Posted By bikecrate

They just installed some in our downtown over the...

They just installed some in our downtown over the last year sometimes displacing the perfectly good bike lane. I dislike them. Even though it says bikes only...guess what...they become loading zones...
07-17-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By bikecrate

Got it... :)

Got it... :)
07-17-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,548
Posted By bikecrate

On the good side you could send a little robot...

On the good side you could send a little robot ahead with a beer and sandwich and meet it for lunch.
07-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By bikecrate

No, I'm not familiar with that term.

No, I'm not familiar with that term.
07-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By bikecrate

This maybe simplistic, but why do the GC guys let...

This maybe simplistic, but why do the GC guys let this happen to them? The commentators knew a possible crosswinds battle was coming up, why wouldn't the team DS know too? Shouldn't they be telling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By bikecrate

Saturday did my usual Picnic to Davis Is. ride...

Saturday did my usual Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles. Sunday I rode to Weedon Is. and back with a few extra miles for another 42 miles. Brutally hot right now.
07-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,225
Posted By bikecrate

This is my first year paying for the NBCSN...

This is my first year paying for the NBCSN cycling subscription. I cut cable last year and Tiz-Cycling was getting a little flaky. I like it so far. You have the option of watching a commercial...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By bikecrate

It was July 4th extended weekend for me, so I got...

It was July 4th extended weekend for me, so I got in some bonus rides. I was also back in the Ocala Nat Forest for some rural riding. Thursday I went on a lumpy ride. Mostly going either up or...
07-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,055
Posted By bikecrate

I got a cheap Amazon knock off phone cover. It...

I got a cheap Amazon knock off phone cover. It would probably give some protection if I dropped it, but it is waterproof which is important in FL rain storms.
Forum: Southeast
07-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By bikecrate

It is a nice trail. I've been on part of it....

It is a nice trail. I've been on part of it. Pretty flat and easy to ride. Mostly rural and peaceful, but does go through some small FL towns. I suppose that is up to you if it is worth the detour.
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,051
Posted By bikecrate

This seems to happen a lot here in FL... A...

This seems to happen a lot here in FL...

A man pretending to be a police officer was arrested after he pulled over a deputy, authorities said...
07-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,126
Posted By bikecrate

Chronic back and left leg pain issues due to...

Chronic back and left leg pain issues due to scoliosis. Probably never going to be over it. I did get at least a dozen bug bites this weekend. I hope it clears up soon before I go riding again. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By bikecrate

I went out for my 26 mile evening Davis Is. ride...

I went out for my 26 mile evening Davis Is. ride on Tuesday. Damn hot, but did okay. Saturday I was out of town in the Ocala Nat Forest. I got to ride on some proper hills. If I wasn't going down I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,497
Posted By bikecrate

Shimano. Mostly because I don't think I've ever...

Shimano. Mostly because I don't think I've ever had a bike with Sram, so I would go with familiarity.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,479
Posted By bikecrate

Well, on the good side, all the bad dogs that...

Well, on the good side, all the bad dogs that chased people 15 years ago are too old to catch up now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By bikecrate

Well, that's a shame. There's always the Jamis...

Well, that's a shame. There's always the Jamis Renegade line. My other bike is a Expert, but they make some steel models that are pretty reasonable in price.
06-28-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,765
Posted By bikecrate

I've had a mixed bag with commercial trucks and...

I've had a mixed bag with commercial trucks and buses. Most drivers are fairly courteous. Some are rude and dangerous. I've been practically blown off the road by tractor trailers driving too close...
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By bikecrate

I store beer (temporarily) inside myself. ...

I store beer (temporarily) inside myself. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By bikecrate

I haven't been able to ride for the last couple...

I haven't been able to ride for the last couple of weeks due to family commitments, which was a shame because I felt like I had gotten myself in shape for summer before that. Like canklecat I was...
06-24-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,556
Posted By bikecrate

Ummm, something like this? Pavement Pounder

Ummm, something like this?
Pavement Pounder
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,437
Posted By bikecrate

Dinning room for meals with the family. If I'm by...

Dinning room for meals with the family. If I'm by myself I sit in the living room in front of the TV.
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