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01-18-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By skidder

Merida bicycles are not sold in the USA (at least...

Merida bicycles are not sold in the USA (at least where I live in California) so I'm not sure exactly what yours looks like. Anyway, I'd suggest just getting a similar 10 speed cassette to what you...
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 93,186
Posted By skidder

Paranoid,anyone? Garbage: ...

Paranoid,anyone?

Garbage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61AdC4G2ULU


Black Sabbath:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_wUT1CvWM

Lots of rap songs called 'paranoid' too.
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By skidder

I got exposure to a few of those during my years...

I got exposure to a few of those during my years with a consulting firm while working with small counties/towns. There would be a few staff meembers at the government offices who would drive the...
01-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 790
Posted By skidder

I'd say its a combination of liability and...

I'd say its a combination of liability and popularity. Popularity because there are not enough HS kids that I know of that ride bicycles (fear of injury in traffic is one reason), so no good...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By skidder

The Primus Omnifuuel II can use fuels other than...

The Primus Omnifuuel II can use fuels other than turpentine, so have you tried those? Try using regular gasoline/automotive petrol, alcohol (try shellac thinner from your local paint store, its an...
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By skidder

If the local fire department has a fire...

If the local fire department has a fire prevention staff you could contact them about it; send a few pictures, too. multi-tenant housing is a top-priority item for them to look at. I dealt with a...
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By skidder

Today it called 'Surround and Drown'. If no...

Today it called 'Surround and Drown'. If no lives are threatened in a housefire its simply contain the fire and keep it from spreading first, saving the structure is secondary.

Lots of changes...
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 110,810
Posted By skidder

Lou Reed cover of a 60's pop tune as only he can...

Lou Reed cover of a 60's pop tune as only he can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZjwJZF8uE

Jay and the Americans cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKfASw6qoag

Original:...
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 728
Posted By skidder

The volunteer firemen were great and politely...

The volunteer firemen were great and politely refused my offers of water. The chief is a young lady, maybe 30-35 years old. She stopped by as they were leaving and said that if it flared up to call...
Forum: Foo
01-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By skidder

Opaque vs clear bottle might refer to the type of...

Opaque vs clear bottle might refer to the type of plastic the bottle is made of; one type might react with the chlorine dioxide, the other might not. Look on the bottles you're using for the code...
01-10-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 59,280
Posted By skidder

I'm usually on it once per week at the south end...

I'm usually on it once per week at the south end (PCH up to Anaheim) and its just turned back into the quiet, flat, kinda boring trail its always been. A few a-hole cyclists and TT groups going way...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 93,186
Posted By skidder

With all the geo-political happenings in the...

With all the geo-political happenings in the world, these two songs seem appropriate right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eR5D_hEQ4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ad4MH7fMLs
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 290
Posted By skidder

Hard Rock and Heavy Metal can get a little...

Hard Rock and Heavy Metal can get a little monotonous after a few listens, just need to change it up a little to keep it interesting . . . like this guy does:
...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 61,420
Posted By skidder

Pizza Hut has devolved into a copy of Little...

Pizza Hut has devolved into a copy of Little Cesaers, and both have pretty bland pizza. The closest one to me is about 3 miles away, but in those three miles are a Round Table Pizza store ($10...
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By skidder

Mark Ronson - The Bike Song ...

Mark Ronson - The Bike Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVELTxKRoHA
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 596
Posted By skidder

Except Tito's.

Except Tito's.
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 596
Posted By skidder

I'm partial to the Bushmills line-up, but I've...

I'm partial to the Bushmills line-up, but I've got a relative who works for them and gets its for me cheap when I'm over there (or she comes over here).
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By skidder

Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods ...

Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 110,810
Posted By skidder

Garbage and The Screaming Females covering the...

Garbage and The Screaming Females covering the Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen tune 'Because the Night':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmKGjy-Ct0
01-05-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By skidder

IBM bought Weather Underground and incorporated...

IBM bought Weather Underground and incorporated it into their consulting services business. Weather info is pretty valuable to business sectors like agriculture, airlines, shipping companies (to...
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By skidder

Back in the 1980s and 1990s (and into the 2000s)...

Back in the 1980s and 1990s (and into the 2000s) we used to go out to Death Valley Natl Park in the spring and hike up and camp at the top of Telescope Peak in the evening for some overnight star...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By skidder

Weren't they playing Utah? There were news...

Weren't they playing Utah? There were news stories about Utah not really prepping for this game after they lost the Pac-12 title game. They treated this more as a 'vacation' that a serious football...
01-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,209
Posted By skidder

FWIW: I've got hereditary DVT in my legs....

FWIW: I've got hereditary DVT in my legs. Originally the doctor told me to start wearing compression socks. I bought a few different brands but was never able to get them on; they're really difficult...
Forum: Foo
01-01-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By skidder

Forgot about this Carpenters NYE song until I...

Forgot about this Carpenters NYE song until I heard it in a parking garage's sound system:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNvU_tfe6SA
12-31-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,264
Posted By skidder

That's only about 40 miles per week. After some...

That's only about 40 miles per week. After some medical issues in 2019 I'm looking at trying to get 4040 miles in for 2020 (a little under 80 miles per week). I've been doing about 70m/w in...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,161
Posted By skidder

IT depends on the area. Some backpacking areas...

IT depends on the area. Some backpacking areas don't see a lot of people, and you can pretty much camp wherever you want within a few rules - 200 ft from water bodies and streams and trails, an...
Forum: Foo
12-31-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 86,221
Posted By skidder

1970s prog-rocker meets 2010s modern rocker. ...

1970s prog-rocker meets 2010s modern rocker. Mike Oldfield's "Moonshine" with Luke Spiller (the Struts) doing the vocals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9bD5Pq8YZU
12-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,320
Posted By skidder

$10,000 to spend on a 'bike' for commuting and...

$10,000 to spend on a 'bike' for commuting and leisurely weekend rides? Here's a few I'd consider:
...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,567
Posted By skidder

I've never lead a multi-day bicycle trip, but...

I've never lead a multi-day bicycle trip, but have done a few hiking/backpacking trips. I gave up on it, too frustrating trying to 'heard the cats'. Some great folks, but most did not heed any of...
12-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By skidder

Better to post your question in the "Singlespeed...

Better to post your question in the "Singlespeed & Fixed Gear" forum. You'll get a lot more view (and answers) than in this 'General Discussion' forum.
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By skidder

I never was much of a football fan, never even...

I never was much of a football fan, never even been to a live game (high school, college, or pro). Its just 10 seconds of action followed by 2 minutes of standing around on the field before the next...
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By skidder

That's a great find! After she finishes with the...

That's a great find! After she finishes with the climate activism schtick she'll change careers and become the front-person for a Swedish death metal band. ;)
12-27-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By skidder

Just got back from a 18 mile ride on my single...

Just got back from a 18 mile ride on my single speed. It has bolt-on wheels so those get a quick check every time I go out on it. Other than that its just 'bounce' the day's chosen bike and see if...
Forum: Foo
12-27-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 23,818
Posted By skidder

Not a music video, but it is a Christmas-themed...

Not a music video, but it is a Christmas-themed video (from Finland). Its from 2018, but still cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBQfCHQ2yNU

FWIW: Comments section on YouTube mentions...
12-26-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By skidder

About 22 miles in the mid-morning here in...

About 22 miles in the mid-morning here in Southern California. Nice and sunny, but cool (low 50s). Unlike DrIsotope above, I beat the rain and only had a mild breeze to deal with on part of the...
Forum: Foo
12-26-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By skidder

We had a big family wedding a few weekends ago,...

We had a big family wedding a few weekends ago, that was enough food/drink/exposure to 'the clan' for all of us. On Christmas Day I got up late and enjoyed a nice quiet mid-morning ride on the local...
Forum: Foo
12-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By skidder

OMG, you're correct! Gregg Lake passed in...

OMG, you're correct! Gregg Lake passed in late-2016. It seems like it was just this past year. Maybe I got him mixed up with Dick Dale who passed away in early 2019. Both kept touring and...
12-24-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,095
Posted By skidder

I'm not getting in 'monster mileage', but I do...

I'm not getting in 'monster mileage', but I do have two almost identical bikes I ride, the main difference being the gearing. I've got one with a 50/30 up front, 12-32 in back, and the other has a...
12-22-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By skidder

It doesn't look much different than the old...

It doesn't look much different than the old Gortex membrane fabrics. From personal experience the Gortex fabrics were great for wind resistance (especially in below-zero environments), for some...
Forum: Foo
12-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 110,810
Posted By skidder

Junior Brown covering the Beach Boys "409". It...

Junior Brown covering the Beach Boys "409". It says something good when the Beach Boys are your back-up vocalists on one of there own tunes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16qsYreBJZE
Forum: Foo
12-22-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By skidder

Gonna miss Gregg Lake. He still went out on tour...

Gonna miss Gregg Lake. He still went out on tour when in his 60s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8AP-kobAtg
Forum: Foo
12-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 110,810
Posted By skidder

Covers of "Boots of Spanish Leather", one of Bob...

Covers of "Boots of Spanish Leather", one of Bob Dylan's lesser known tunes that's regularly covered by CW & folk musicians:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOHkyZ62jjQ
...
12-21-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,034
Posted By skidder

A few other things to consider: How about the...

A few other things to consider: How about the terrain along your commute route (hills, dirt paths, asphalt &/or concrete?), and the normal weather patterns for the area; any prevailing winds to deal...
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 23,818
Posted By skidder

Los Lobos put out a new Christmas album. Muy...

Los Lobos put out a new Christmas album. Muy Bueno!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9acUZejT3w&list=RDC9acUZejT3w&start_radio=1&t=0
Forum: Foo
12-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10,401
Views: 2,134,087
Posted By skidder

Now Santa can use the handicapped parking spaces...

Now Santa can use the handicapped parking spaces at the shopping mall! He also can't get a traffic ticket for using a phone while driving.
Forum: Foo
12-20-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By skidder

I'm good at translating government gobbledygook. ...

I'm good at translating government gobbledygook. The Starliner's rockets screwed up and now its in a lower-than-planned Earth orbit. NASA and Boeing are mulling over whether its possible to get it...
12-19-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By skidder

Those are not usually used by homeowners, but are...

Those are not usually used by homeowners, but are common in construction as a generic fastener. They used to be used to attach electric wire, are used to fasten stuff like the tar-paper or...
Forum: Foo
12-18-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 937
Posted By skidder

My workplace closes down at noon or Christmas Eve...

My workplace closes down at noon or Christmas Eve and doesn't re-open until January 2. We have a pot-luck lunch on December 24 and leave around 2PM. The week-long break is a nice way to...
Forum: Foo
12-14-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By skidder

Sci-Fi short. NSFW. Best if you watch it twice...

Sci-Fi short. NSFW. Best if you watch it twice to pick up on the nuances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du-Kaf_iSpU
12-14-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By skidder

Yes, its just a flat ribbon of asphalt, but I...

Yes, its just a flat ribbon of asphalt, but I live less than 2 miles from it so its a really attractive alternative. Its uncrowded and quiet at dawn, no traffic lights, and the beach at the south end...
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