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09-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19,611
Views: 3,209,264
Posted By bikecrate

My pet peeve is laying bikes on the ground like...

My pet peeve is laying bikes on the ground like that. There's almost always a tree, fence, building or pole. That one is really inexcusable since it has a kick stand.
09-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 189,627
Posted By bikecrate

Finished Head Full of Ghost by Paul G. Tremblay....

Finished Head Full of Ghost by Paul G. Tremblay. Good book. Not what I expected, but left me feeling uneasy.

Started Ghost Stories by Peter Straub.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By bikecrate

Not much bike riding opportunity lately. I was...

Not much bike riding opportunity lately. I was back in the Ocala Nat Forest for a whole week of vacation and was dreaming of some extra riding miles. However, family obligations, house projects and...
09-14-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By bikecrate

I keep a mangled seat post from my steel bike as...

I keep a mangled seat post from my steel bike as a reminder of what a pain in the behind it is to remove a stuck seat post...and to grease every year.
09-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 63,914
Posted By bikecrate

I'm watching the reboot of Red Dwarf on Britbox....

I'm watching the reboot of Red Dwarf on Britbox. I was pleasantly surprised to see it still is up there with the old episodes.
09-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,080
Posted By bikecrate

The only danger here is excessive hand wringing...

The only danger here is excessive hand wringing while riding.
Forum: Foo
09-01-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By bikecrate

Did it sound like this: Sono un principe...

Did it sound like this:
Sono un principe nigeriano che ha bisogno di aiuto per ottenere soldi dal mio paese.
09-01-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 927
Posted By bikecrate

I got hit by a left hook car 5 years ago. Short...

I got hit by a left hook car 5 years ago. Short story...cuts and bruises for me and a destroyed bike. I wanted to get back to riding a.s.a.p., since I knew the longer I waited the more it would get...
08-31-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 189,627
Posted By bikecrate

We are getting near to that spooky time of year,...

We are getting near to that spooky time of year, so got to read some scary books. Started Head Full of Ghost by Paul G. Tremblay.
08-31-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 189,627
Posted By bikecrate

Finished 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization...

Finished 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Good read. Author makes a point that many factors that led to the downfall of late bronze age civilizations could be occurring now.
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,215
Posted By bikecrate

Garage door? I almost beheaded myself trying to...

Garage door? I almost beheaded myself trying to open my stuck garage door from a ladder. A fast limbo move saved me. Heal up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By bikecrate

Tuesday evening rode to Picnic Is. for 31 miles....

Tuesday evening rode to Picnic Is. for 31 miles. Thursday did the usual Davis Is. evening ride for 27 miles. Saturday I went to Weedon Is. for 41 miles. Sunday was rained out.
08-28-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,574
Posted By bikecrate

Aw crap. I was thinking that the pro cycling...

Aw crap. I was thinking that the pro cycling people kind of had it under control from the earlier post Covid races.
08-28-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By bikecrate

I've been riding in triple digit heat index after...

I've been riding in triple digit heat index after work. I try to take it slower, drink lots of water, pour water on top of head often and take more breaks than usual.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By bikecrate

I have pretty severe scoliosis and have suffered...

I have pretty severe scoliosis and have suffered from sciatic pain. Core exercises and stretching definitely help.
08-26-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By bikecrate

NBCSports Gold Cycling would probably be the...

NBCSports Gold Cycling would probably be the easiest. Should get the Vuelta and some other races too for your money.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By bikecrate

No pictures, but one of my bitter experiences was...

No pictures, but one of my bitter experiences was coming home for lunch and finding my couch half eaten by my sweet lil' dog. I eventually repaired the couch and crate trained the dog.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By bikecrate

I did a quick search and found it...ouch. ...

I did a quick search and found it...ouch.

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I just adopted a rescue...
Forum: Foo
08-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 740
Posted By bikecrate

I remember watching with dread as it looped...

I remember watching with dread as it looped around again. That was the year of Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne etc. It never seemed to end. Then 2005 came along and we went into the Greek alphabet....
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 740
Posted By bikecrate

Reminds me of 2004 season in central FL. We got...

Reminds me of 2004 season in central FL. We got mowed over and over and over.
08-24-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By bikecrate

I'd hate to sit behind them at a movie.

I'd hate to sit behind them at a movie.
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 144,442
Posted By bikecrate

So we went on a two hour car ride this weekend...

So we went on a two hour car ride this weekend with the girls. Bella decides to sit on Cookie for part of the trip....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By bikecrate

I got hit by a car that destroyed the bike. GEICO...

I got hit by a car that destroyed the bike. GEICO was her insurance company. I think the claims guy was use to car valuations not bikes. He did a comparison of other similar bikes for sale in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By bikecrate

Tuesday and Thursday did my usual 27 miles Davis...

Tuesday and Thursday did my usual 27 miles Davis Is. evening ride. Saturday and Sunday were a bust.
Forum: Foo
08-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 144,442
Posted By bikecrate

Time to bring back this old thread with a new...

Time to bring back this old thread with a new dog. The last time I posted in here we had just gotten a rescue named Cookie back in 2017. We decided she wouldn't mind having a new rescue buddy named...
Forum: Foo
08-21-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,026
Posted By bikecrate

I pretty much grew up in the 70's. I was too...

I pretty much grew up in the 70's. I was too young for the debauchery, that would have to wait until the 80's. Some quick remembrances...

Riding my bike to friends' house and playing outside...
08-21-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,215
Posted By bikecrate

The teachers just got the kiss of death from the...

The teachers just got the kiss of death from the Trump administration. Essential = expendable.

Teachers Essential Workers...
08-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19,611
Views: 3,209,264
Posted By bikecrate

To be fair...didn't Lemond size their frames a...

To be fair...didn't Lemond size their frames a bit differently than most other manufacturers. If the seller actually measured the frame it might have come to 54cm.
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By bikecrate

Steps in puddle, short circuits feet.

Steps in puddle, short circuits feet.
08-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By bikecrate

What I read/heard is it didn't matter if a...

What I read/heard is it didn't matter if a country was democratically led or ruled by an autocrat. The countries that were run by science deniers did much worse, as you would expect. In this case it...
08-19-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By bikecrate

I get a flu shot every year. I work in a hospital...

I get a flu shot every year. I work in a hospital and it is free. :)

I actually was feeling a little overwhelmed the other day when I posted that. We haven't even gotten to the really bad...
08-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,341
Posted By bikecrate

I posted this a couple of years ago...Bug Strike...

I posted this a couple of years ago...Bug Strike (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1152678-i-ve-heard-bird-strikes-but.html)

I'm glad I was wearing my sunglasses that day.
08-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 189,627
Posted By bikecrate

Started reading 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization...

Started reading 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline.
08-17-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 189,627
Posted By bikecrate

Finished Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the...

Finished Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Good book. The author mentions a film taken of the Lusitania leaving New York on its final voyage. Of course, its on YouTube. ...
08-17-20, 10:54 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By bikecrate

Still hot and humid, but I finally feel like I've...

Still hot and humid, but I finally feel like I've gotten acclimated. I also got it in my head to take it easier at the beginning of my rides. Tuesday evening rode a bit longer 33 miles around Davis...
08-14-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,574
Posted By bikecrate

FL will not go quietly into the night... ...

FL will not go quietly into the night...

This Republican governor just compared kids going back to school to killing Osama bin Laden...
08-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By bikecrate

Unfortunately, I've had some similar incidences....

Unfortunately, I've had some similar incidences. Something I'm not proud of...one time I had been riding really hard and it was the first day of really hot weather. I was fatigued. I accidentally ran...
08-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,581
Posted By bikecrate

Depends on how I'm feeling and how motivated I...

Depends on how I'm feeling and how motivated I am. I've ridden in the mid to high 90's with high humidity. Other times I've opted out because I couldn't face a ride that felt like I was peddling my...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,256
Posted By bikecrate

Let's try it with Chuck.

Let's try it with Chuck.
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,132
Posted By bikecrate

I pity da' fool.

I pity da' fool.
08-10-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By bikecrate

In Hillsborough Co. FL they were going to do...

In Hillsborough Co. FL they were going to do online only until after Labor Day. The State Commissioner of Education said screw that. You either open up or lose funding. I expect our Covid rates...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By bikecrate

Still miserably hot and humid. Saturday I rode...

Still miserably hot and humid. Saturday I rode out to Upper Tampa Bay Trail for 40 miles. Felt pretty good. Sunday I had very little sleep due to a newly adopted rescue dog. I wanted to do my...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 36,168
Posted By bikecrate

FL is not all that cheap anymore. Housing prices...

FL is not all that cheap anymore. Housing prices have shot up. Income is low. Lack of a state income tax is one of the main draws though.
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 36,168
Posted By bikecrate

Probably brewed with FL man sweat. I'm not much...

Probably brewed with FL man sweat. I'm not much for IPA or I would try it. On a side note...the microbrew thing was really taking off here in Tampa in the last couple of years. There's a brew bus...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,004
Posted By bikecrate

Ouch, I hope the recovery goes quickly. I was...

Ouch, I hope the recovery goes quickly. I was out last weekend riding in a wooded area. A possum carrying her babies on her back stepped out right in front of me from the side of the road. I had...
08-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 63,914
Posted By bikecrate

I'm rewatching the old British series I, Claudius.

I'm rewatching the old British series I, Claudius.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By bikecrate

I was back in the Ocala Nat. Forest this weekend....

I was back in the Ocala Nat. Forest this weekend. Saturday I rode to Wildcat Lake for 39 miles. Almost ran over a possum with her babies on her back when she popped out of the grass on the side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,356
Posted By bikecrate

Another quiet road in the Ocala Nat. Forest. I...

Another quiet road in the Ocala Nat. Forest. I almost always see some deer.
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07-31-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 277,267
Posted By bikecrate

I watched Mission of Honor on Netflix. The story...

I watched Mission of Honor on Netflix. The story is about the Polish pilots who fly for the RAF during the Blitz. I appreciated the CGI was not overdone to look like a video game. However, it could...
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