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Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By skidder

I highly suggest visiting Yosemite NP (Yosemite...

I highly suggest visiting Yosemite NP (Yosemite Valley for most) in the fall. Far fewer people, animals will start coming back into the Valley, the only negative is the waterfalls won't be flowing...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By skidder

If you'll be riding through areas with stores I'd...

If you'll be riding through areas with stores I'd suggest pairing down your food supply to just what you need for the day. Typically I'll stop somewhere for lunch (roadside restaurant, fast food,...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By skidder

Also look a Blackburn Designs, rack from $45 to...

Also look a Blackburn Designs, rack from $45 to +$100 and some designed for disc brake wheels. I've got one of their rear racks on a 26" wheeled utility bicycle and its been bombproof. I've never...
04-11-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By skidder

Since you're actually suggesting two bikes, I'll...

Since you're actually suggesting two bikes, I'll keep two, too.

Utility bicycle - currently an old rigid MTB, 1x7 drivetrain, 26 x 1.5 road tires, rack on the rear and removable basket on the...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By skidder

Clothespins. Still use them regularly to hang...

Clothespins. Still use them regularly to hang stuff, clip things together. REcently used them while installing some new electrical lines for new lighting in my house. You can find them at hardware...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,386,957
Posted By skidder

I'm hearing David Byrne singing in my head: ...

I'm hearing David Byrne singing in my head: 'We're on the road to Nowhere . . . "

(9) Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere (Official Video) - YouTube
04-08-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,252
Posted By skidder

Its not what bike I ride, but which one I WON'T...

Its not what bike I ride, but which one I WON'T ride on windy days. I've got a single speed that's geared on the high side, great for calm and light breeze days, but it would be a pain to ride it...
04-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 780
Posted By skidder

Is it a 'nickname' associated with your...

Is it a 'nickname' associated with your appearance? Maybe something like 'Pig Pen' if you're coming in dirty and grungy looking? I used to work with a fire department (admin capacity) and had to...
Forum: Foo
04-04-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By skidder

And have a few White Russians. "The Dude...

And have a few White Russians. "The Dude Abides"
04-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,111
Posted By skidder

I've always referred to the grassy median...

I've always referred to the grassy median dividing a street as a 'boulevard strip'.

Another is referring to fuel for a vehicle as gasoline or diesel in the USA, 'petrol' in the UK. The hood on a...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 503
Posted By skidder

I hope you're not expecting to ride along the...

I hope you're not expecting to ride along the California coast from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay. Hwy 1 in that area (along the coast) had a landslide not too long ago (another landslide!) that wiped...
03-31-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By skidder

No, too many vehicles on the roads in my area so...

No, too many vehicles on the roads in my area so I've always thought it was too dangerous. But even though I ask folks not to draft, they do it anyway, telling me its something about their 'right'...
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,386,957
Posted By skidder

I've got to ask - do you know where that's...

I've got to ask - do you know where that's located? Burkittville, Maryland?, Amityville, NY?, Sleepy Hollow, NY? or **********
Forum: Foo
03-28-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By skidder

From what I know they can only let one boat...

From what I know they can only let one boat through at a time as the boats have grown so large they can't pass by each other when going in opposite directions. I know there was a plan a few decades...
03-27-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,960
Posted By skidder

I whole- heartedly agree with indyfabz's...

I whole- heartedly agree with indyfabz's statement:

(10) What Do You Want From Life - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,386,957
Posted By skidder

Here are the shoes I was thinking of - Lydiard...

Here are the shoes I was thinking of - Lydiard Shoes. Arthur Lydiard was a famous New Zealand running coach, not British. I know they made them out of kangaroo leather, but didn't advertise them as...
Forum: Foo
03-25-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,386,957
Posted By skidder

Soccer shoes were made from Kangaroo leather...

Soccer shoes were made from Kangaroo leather until about 2019 when there was an uproar over the practice by environmental groups. I do remember a 1970s British company that made specialty running...
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By skidder

Do you have any Amtrak rail lines nearby that you...

Do you have any Amtrak rail lines nearby that you could use? If so, see if the line allows bicycles, then if they do you could take that out for 100-200 miles and ride back. You could even use the...
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 995
Posted By skidder

California has opened up a bit as you can now get...

California has opened up a bit as you can now get shots at some CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, and some of the larger medical groups. I got my shots in early Feb/early March by volunteering at...
03-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,208
Posted By skidder

I've got two bicycles with the same frame...

I've got two bicycles with the same frame (different forks, though). One's used for road riding, the other for touring. Neither have disc brakes. Both feel great and get time in my 'ride rotation'...
03-21-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,195
Posted By skidder

I can think of three Trek dealers, two...

I can think of three Trek dealers, two Specialized dealers and a Giant dealer about 20 miles away (a Cannondale dealers closed about 5 years ago), but I've never paid close attention to what brand of...
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,319
Posted By skidder

I got my Pfizer doses February 8 and March 1. ...

I got my Pfizer doses February 8 and March 1. I'm not quite 65, but I volunteered at a vaccination event checking folks in. At the end of the event they had a few doses left and offered it based on...
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 142,539
Posted By skidder

Who'da thought a good cover of a Slipknot tune...

Who'da thought a good cover of a Slipknot tune would pop up?

(8) Slipknot - Unsainted [Piano cover] - YouTube


(8) Slipknot - Unsainted [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By skidder

There's one being built near me in an abandoned...

There's one being built near me in an abandoned 'Big Lots' department storefront, about 30,000 sq ft, so its pretty large compared to their other stores. You have to register on Amazon with a credit...
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By skidder

He's retired from full-time 'mouser' duties and...

He's retired from full-time 'mouser' duties and retired to butterfly chasing in the springtime? ;)

https://www.animaltalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cat-chasing-butterfly-e1539689602320.jpg
03-20-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By skidder

Flats for me, the style with the little pins...

Flats for me, the style with the little pins (Actually set screws) to help with lateral shoe retention. The keep things simple and bicycling more enjoyable for me. I just never saw any benefit to...
03-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By skidder

Interesting bicycle, did Giant make the Yukon...

Interesting bicycle, did Giant make the Yukon like that (26" wheel in back, 16" or 20" up front), or is it an aftermarket conversion with a custom/aftermarket fork? I've always thought of getting...
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,302
Posted By skidder

Yeah, weird isn't it? Some dog owners do take...

Yeah, weird isn't it? Some dog owners do take responsibility for their dogs actions. But you do see the occasional "bag of bullion" on the side of a trail or road.
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,302
Posted By skidder

Yeah, weird isn't it? Some dog owners do take...

Yeah, weird isn't it? Some dog owners do take responsibility for their dogs actions. But you do see the occasional "bag of bullion" on the side of a trail or road.
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,302
Posted By skidder

I've always found it bizarre that dog owners are...

I've always found it bizarre that dog owners are soooo particular about the food they feed their fidos, yet the dog seem more than happy to eat cat poop they find in litter boxes (kinda looks like...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By skidder

My favorite Irish song. Thankfully the Irish...

My favorite Irish song. Thankfully the Irish Rovers can make a funny song out of the situation:

The Irish Rovers - The Orange and the Green - Sung by the late, great Jimmy Ferguson - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,302
Posted By skidder

I'm in Southern California. As of last Sunday...

I'm in Southern California. As of last Sunday morning there were still plastic bags in the vegetable and fruit section at the supermarket. They have 10-cent plastic carry-out bags at checkout for...
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,386,957
Posted By skidder

Looks more like snowboard tracks than skis to me....

Looks more like snowboard tracks than skis to me. I wonder how many of those folks who did that got fired. (but that would be neat to say you did it!).
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By skidder

They don't have any, they're a private 'monopoly'...

They don't have any, they're a private 'monopoly' utility regulated by the government

3+ hours, that is insane, I sure hope its because of somethings that's related to the pandemic. I called them...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,495
Views: 1,135,939
Posted By skidder

^^^ The dog seems pretty excited; how much did...

^^^ The dog seems pretty excited; how much did (s)he bet on the races?
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By skidder

That thing looks so old the valve has probably...

That thing looks so old the valve has probably corroded itself onto the pipe in the wall and you won't get it off with a wrench. I'll bet a plumber would just suggest replacing the whole thing (I...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,832
Posted By skidder

Maybe a better comparison is all that...

Maybe a better comparison is all that pseudo-scientific marketing hype by companies that want you to buy their performance enhancing products (nutritional or 'hardware'), yet they have no concrete...
03-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By skidder

More amazing to me is the ads I don't see after...

More amazing to me is the ads I don't see after I've searched for something. EX: I was looking for audio components, found some good sites, and those sites pop up as ads when I look at BF or other...
03-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By skidder

I don't know that it makes steering stiffer, but...

I don't know that it makes steering stiffer, but it'll make the front end a little more 'floppy'; you won't be able to ride 'no-hands'. I've tried it with a number of different forks (lo-trail and...
03-09-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By skidder

I changed from 175 cranks to 170s. I went for a...

I changed from 175 cranks to 170s. I went for a short ride on a friend's new SS that had 170s and it was astounding how much more comfortable the pedaling was. I used to get some knee pain after...
03-09-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By skidder

Aren't you forgetting the beer? Can't eat tacos...

Aren't you forgetting the beer? Can't eat tacos without a good cerveza! :thumb:
03-09-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By skidder

This ^^^^. That covers most of the year in...

This ^^^^. That covers most of the year in Southern California's metro areas. A little more clothing as you get down to 40F, a little less up near 90F. I have ridden in temps down to the high...
03-07-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By skidder

There's supposed to be lots of spots in and...

There's supposed to be lots of spots in and around SLO and Santa MAria, mostly of dirt roads or farm roads outside of the cities. Drop into the local bike shops and see what info they can give you. ...
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By skidder

People are desperate, they're addicts and can't...

People are desperate, they're addicts and can't wait any longer for a Cinnabunn 'fix', no matter if there's a risk of catching COVID-19.
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,319
Posted By skidder

I got the second shot of Pfizer this past week. ...

I got the second shot of Pfizer this past week. Next morning I felt fine, so thought I may be one of those that doesn't react to it. I was too optimistic as I started feeling a little odd around...
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By skidder

Don't forget The Who: (10) The Who - My...

Don't forget The Who:

(10) The Who - My Generation - YouTube

(10) I Can't Explain-The Who (with lyrics) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,247
Posted By skidder

Another reason I hate working from home - almost...

Another reason I hate working from home - almost everyone in my neighborhood gets their lawn cut by a gardener during the week. I live on a 'dogleg' street, so I'm exposed to quite a few houses, and...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By skidder

Another good sign: my 17 y.o. nephew can drive a...

Another good sign: my 17 y.o. nephew can drive a stick-shift vehicle! I had to go to Home Depot to get some electrical stuff for repairs at my brother's house, nephew went along so I let him drive...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,515
Posted By skidder

Maybe he's getting something that's 'customized'....

Maybe he's getting something that's 'customized'. If that's the case it might need engineering analysis (structural), and that might require that the building they are on be modified to hold them. ...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By skidder

Open a video on Youtube and let it start playing....

Open a video on Youtube and let it start playing. Then right-click on the video's http address at the top of your screen, which should highlight it. You should see a pop-up menu come up and it'll...
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