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Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

Carson street is a LONG street. It depends on...

Carson street is a LONG street. It depends on where you are, Between Mckees Rocks and Pittsburgh, it can be dangerous during rush hour. Southside is not bad at all unless late at night and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

You will be very close to Bicycle Heaven. ...

You will be very close to Bicycle Heaven. Suggest you check them out before you set out. Unfortunately, they don't open till 10AM,
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

Ah sorry did not know there was one there. ...

Ah sorry did not know there was one there.

10th Street is easy peasy. I would not feel uncomfortable at all. I would take Smithfield to 10th St. But DO NOT ride the bike lane. It is...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

My personal opion is that you should try to get a...

My personal opion is that you should try to get a hotel closer to the train station. For one you are going to be getting in so late and it is going to take a little less than an hour to get to your...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By spinnaker

I guess any deer or other animals that venture on...

I guess any deer or other animals that venture on to the road will be given a ticket? ;)
08-16-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By spinnaker

What style do you have? The ones with the...

What style do you have? The ones with the earplugs? I think they are called RTE? Device goes behind the ear then there is almost like a earbud that goes in your ear. I beleive there is...
08-16-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By spinnaker

So you wear BTE and not RTE? RTE seem to be the...

So you wear BTE and not RTE? RTE seem to be the most popular but I understand that BTE is better for sweaty conditions. I am very reluctant to buy from costco or walmart. My hearing is too bad for...
08-16-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By spinnaker

On my block list. You have no idea how childish...

On my block list. You have no idea how childish your comment is and how cruel it is to millions of people.

Are you ten years old or something?
08-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By spinnaker

Do you have hearing aids and use them when riding?

Dammit. I think I am to a point whee I will need to get hearing aids. My hearing has been going bad for years but I think it has gotten to a level where I need help.

I was wondering if anyone...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,665
Posted By spinnaker

Everyone wants everything now. I see this...

Everyone wants everything now.

I see this commercial all the time where they suggest a loan for a vacation. . A loan for a vacation? You have to be insane. If you need to get a loan...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

My ringing is very high in the right. More of a...

My ringing is very high in the right. More of a rushing but some high tone in the left.


Yes sounds like an old TV horizontal oscillator. I used to work on them all the time. I would be in a...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

But it is quiet at night so how do you deal? ...

But it is quiet at night so how do you deal?

When I am working I notice it less because I am distracted.
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

Thanks for your concern. So how bad is your...

Thanks for your concern. So how bad is your tinnitus? Did hearing aides help to at least ignore it? What do you do at night when it is bad?

Mine is pretty loud now. Kept me up last night...
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

I am hoping that is what is is. Just that the...

I am hoping that is what is is. Just that the ENT did not detect it. I do feel a little less stuffy as time progresses. I guess the diet she has me on is good over all. ;)

The ringing has...
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

No tumor unless he missed it. And these damn...

No tumor unless he missed it. And these damn steroids are giving me hiccups like crazy.


I need some foo love sent my why for a cure please. :hug:
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By spinnaker

Anyone have meniere's disease / fullness in left ear.?

I have recently developed an issue in my left ear where it feels like it is stuffed up, Much like you get after flying or diving but it did not clear. At first I went to an urgent care because it...
08-10-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By spinnaker

"incredibly strong" until you fail to suction one...

"incredibly strong" until you fail to suction one correctly or it simply fails. You tested in a stable enviroment. There is a heck of a lot of vibration and flexing going on your roof. It is an...
08-10-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By spinnaker

You would never catch me using a roof rack let...

You would never catch me using a roof rack let alone one with suction cups. Suction cups are you serious?


Roof racks have too many problems. You risk the roof being scratched every time you...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

Actually Amtrak will take any number of bikes as...

Actually Amtrak will take any number of bikes as long as it is boxed. But you can only do that in Pittsburgh and DC (on the route in question)
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By spinnaker

Try getting a fix when you have no sun or no...

Try getting a fix when you have no sun or no stars. ;)
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By spinnaker

I thought an artificial horizon was only for...

I thought an artificial horizon was only for training? How do you set it properly when you don't have one to start with?
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
Posted By spinnaker

Anyone remember the Nakmichi tape deck that would...

Anyone remember the Nakmichi tape deck that would flip the tape as opposed to moving the heads to change sides? I was always fascinated by it but could never afford one.
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By spinnaker

That could be a big problem with controlling...

That could be a big problem with controlling speed down the hill. People are already going too fast on the limestone.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,048
Posted By spinnaker

Remember when photography was cool?

Remember when photography was cool? Don't get me wrong, digital has a lot of advantages and you can still get some awesome shots. But now everyone is going it.

There was something really...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
Posted By spinnaker

Sorry meant mp3 And it is not noticeable at...

Sorry meant mp3

And it is not noticeable at all. At least not to me. Every once in a while you get a bad rip then it is noticeable.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
Posted By spinnaker

So? Rip them to MP4. Big job but worth it.

So? Rip them to MP4.

Big job but worth it.
08-07-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By spinnaker

I have been in the general area in September a...

I have been in the general area in September a couple of times now. Expect alot of rain. You can get two days straight no problem. The good news, few tourists and airfare is relatively cheap...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By spinnaker

Since when are they putting down any kind of...

Since when are they putting down any kind of surface on the C&O? I thought the idea was to keep the original dirt surface?
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

Casa Spinnaker PLEASE! This is a high class...

Casa Spinnaker PLEASE! This is a high class establishment. We ain't no local yokel flea bag motel.

We charge extra for fleas. :)
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By spinnaker

He will likely stay at Casa Spinnaker. $0 a night...

He will likely stay at Casa Spinnaker. $0 a night though I would not call the breakfast "incredible". :) They are also used to dealing with cyclists.

I just hope robow will be checking in on a...
08-05-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

The big question. Where is KittyBikes? ;) ...

The big question. Where is KittyBikes? ;)

Edit: Oh she posted. So many posts I lost that one. ;)
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,329
Posted By spinnaker

Long thread. Did the OPs question get answered? ...

Long thread. Did the OPs question get answered? Banff to Jasper or the other way around. Which is easier?

I want to do this but want to end in Jasper then take the Via to Vancouver.
...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,329
Posted By spinnaker

That is amazing! Doesn't look like a photo. Maybe...

That is amazing! Doesn't look like a photo. Maybe a Bob Ross painting,
08-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

Talk about someone that can't read. And wow you...

Talk about someone that can't read. And wow you really hurt me that I am on your ignore list. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
08-03-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By spinnaker

There ws a good reason someone tossed it out. ...

There ws a good reason someone tossed it out. Not worth saving.
08-03-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

Trainers can be uncomfortable., Get a dedicated...

Trainers can be uncomfortable., Get a dedicated recumbent exercise bike or an elliptical. Far more comfortable. With an political you can easily, read or watch TV to pass the time.

.
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

Ride with GPS. https://ridewithgps.com/ ...

Ride with GPS.

https://ridewithgps.com/

There is also Strava which will give you heat maps

https://www.strava.com/
08-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

And the very best advice (if you have not done so...

And the very best advice (if you have not done so already). SEE YOUR DOCTOR. And tell her or him what you are planning.

I also should say congratulations on wanting to get back into shape. That is...
08-02-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

NOPE! Horrible advice. You know nothing about the...

NOPE! Horrible advice. You know nothing about the OP.

The only good part about it is setting a goal. But make it a reasonable one that you know you can attain . Pick a hill that you aren't able...
08-02-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By spinnaker

I remember when I first got back into cycling....

I remember when I first got back into cycling. The hills here seemed like enormous mountains. After a season they got a lot easier.; Now I look at those same "mountains" and laugh. They now seem...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

It does a profile for you. Could not be easier....

It does a profile for you. Could not be easier. Here is the proposed route.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/896x124/capture_6bd41da089598f2c1378e0bd8855361f6ca21d55.png

...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

I am thinking that maybe I should take a trip out...

I am thinking that maybe I should take a trip out there sometime and do sort of a hub and spoke type tour. Really just day rides from a hotel. See how far I can climb then turn around and head...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

Yes typo. Thank you. I reported this post so...

Yes typo. Thank you.

I reported this post so maybe a mod will pick it up.
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

Here is the basic route. ...

Here is the basic route.
...
08-01-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,565
Posted By spinnaker

The thing worse than dying is getting hit so...

The thing worse than dying is getting hit so badly, you live but just barely. I think I would rather just be killed in the accident.
08-01-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,565
Posted By spinnaker

You should be scared. That is what keeps you on...

You should be scared. That is what keeps you on your toes. But don't let it rule your life. Go out and enjoy it.

I think about it from time to time Scares me a bit. I get most scared...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By spinnaker

Denver to Glenwood Springs?

A post in the recent bike path threads got me thinking. I did not realize how far some of those bike paths extend. And with Mt. Hood under my belt, mayabe it is time for another challenge? OK Mt...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By spinnaker

I aslo find it very strange why you would pick...

I aslo find it very strange why you would pick the Carpenters Training Center near Robinson, as you starting location. Which just happens to be a couple of miles from my home.; :eek: I ride by...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By spinnaker

Well you got me COMPLETELY confused. Keystone...

Well you got me COMPLETELY confused. Keystone what??? The link you posted is a 1,700+ mile route and is mostly roads.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By spinnaker

That is no where near "narrow-ish:. The Great...

That is no where near "narrow-ish:. The Great Allegheny Passage is limestone but you will have no issues at all with that size of tire. You could probably go narrower.

The GAP would be the...
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