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Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By mrodgers

How I catch an Uber? Call John Deere and...

How I catch an Uber? Call John Deere and immediately they send out a tractor pulling a hay wagon to pick me up. Then it's a 30 mile ride at 8 mph to where I can catch a bus, another 15-20 miles by...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By mrodgers

6 bodies at $28/hour for 12 hours paying 1.5x...

6 bodies at $28/hour for 12 hours paying 1.5x after 8 hours plus three $54,000 trucks outfitted each with a $15,000 tool box bed and gas for said 3 trucks idling for 12 hours....

It's a bit...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By mrodgers

My question is, who do you witty people think you...

My question is, who do you witty people think you are confusing? My wireless is whatever name the net provider has as default. I pulled it up on my devices, clicked the first one assuming it was...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,224
Posted By mrodgers

Ha, yeah, I get it. Really shows the difference...

Ha, yeah, I get it. Really shows the difference between rural and urban living. First 2 years were most of the miles because my kids are 25 miles away. The oldest got her license and a car, so she...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,224
Posted By mrodgers

I don't know how that is possible. My Mazda 3 is...

I don't know how that is possible. My Mazda 3 is 3 years old next week. Just passed 40,000.
Forum: Foo
05-03-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By mrodgers

Another solution, don't use voice mail. I don't...

Another solution, don't use voice mail. I don't have a clue how to even set my voice mail up.

People use to complain to me that I didn't have voice mail. Well, it wasn't until recently that I...
Forum: Foo
05-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,571
Posted By mrodgers

Dang near spit coffee all over my keyboard on...

Dang near spit coffee all over my keyboard on that one! :lol:
Forum: Foo
05-03-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,571
Posted By mrodgers

I don't need action sequences to sound more...

I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic. I need to hear the dialog over the background noises that are now in shows and movies.

I thought it was me and my hearing with my first flat...
Forum: Foo
04-03-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,373
Posted By mrodgers

First, most people just know "I need anti-virus"...

First, most people just know "I need anti-virus" and thus all off-the-shelf units have either McAfee or Norton installed. That is what clogs up a new computer/laptop the most.

I have a laptop...
Forum: Foo
04-03-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By mrodgers

Worked 7a to 7p, never more than 4 days in a row....

Worked 7a to 7p, never more than 4 days in a row. 4 nights, 3 off, 3 day, 1 off, 3 night, 3 off, 4 day, and 7 off. Week straight off every month. The 3 days and 3 nights with only 1 day off was a...
Forum: Foo
03-29-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,473
Posted By mrodgers

Maybe missing the horrendous extra weight one has...

Maybe missing the horrendous extra weight one has to lug around to use your 3.5mm on an iPhone? I don't know, I don't have a fancy iPhone, nor do I have to constantly pound noise into my head. I...
Forum: Foo
03-29-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,841
Posted By mrodgers

Names are important, so Tacoma was the redesign...

Names are important, so Tacoma was the redesign in 96. You want the pre-Tacoma with a 22RE. When the bed rots out should you happen to find one that was redone, you just put a wood flatbed on it.
Forum: Foo
03-29-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By mrodgers

Most fire up the coals, cook, then close the...

Most fire up the coals, cook, then close the vents and the fire is out in half an hour. Then reuse the coals next time.

I cook on a Weber and I'm by myself. When I fire up the grill, it's loaded...
03-01-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,609
Posted By mrodgers

I read that as something I thought I might want...

I read that as something I thought I might want to do, underwear photography, LOL.

Then again, depending on the model, I might not want to do underwear photography....

Hobbies are as expensive...
Forum: Foo
02-26-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,083
Posted By mrodgers

How is something a rip-off if you willingly...

How is something a rip-off if you willingly purchase said something?

It's not a rip-off. It's capitalism. A voluntary exchange. I personally think a $1000 phone is ridiculous. Therefore I...
Forum: Foo
02-22-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By mrodgers

I have a great uncle who was involved in the...

I have a great uncle who was involved in the Pittsburgh mafia and my brother's girlfriend (now ex) we found out her ex boyfriend is serving several hundred years for 2 murders. Oh, also he was the...
Forum: Foo
02-22-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrodgers

I don't get spending nearly $1000 on a phone...

I don't get spending nearly $1000 on a phone because it has a better camera when you can get much better than the best cell phone camera for half that money.

I'll admit that cell cameras today are...
Forum: Foo
02-07-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By mrodgers

Point was I'm sure, you need a way to stabilize...

Point was I'm sure, you need a way to stabilize it rather than hand holding. I'd like to see one of your photos of a distant scene that you took at night in the middle of a field if no tripod is...
Forum: Foo
02-05-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,493
Posted By mrodgers

Toby Creek trail between Ridgway and Brockway. ...

Toby Creek trail between Ridgway and Brockway. The middle 6 miles you feel like the only person left on earth.

Never been in Laurel Caverns, want to visit sometime. I was in the anechoic chamber...
Forum: Touring
02-01-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,094
Posted By mrodgers

Not as exotic as people touring entire countries...

Not as exotic as people touring entire countries and such, but it's hard to believe some of my first posts here I was commenting that I don't care about the 25 mile, 50 mile, century milestones just...
Forum: Foo
01-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By mrodgers

I don't have the Bose system. My 2016 Mazda is a...

I don't have the Bose system. My 2016 Mazda is a POS tablet looking stupid sticking up out of the dash and the sound is so horrible I can't hear it at all over all the road and wind noise.
Forum: Foo
01-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,493
Posted By mrodgers

It can be very quiet around me in the woods in...

It can be very quiet around me in the woods in western PA. The hills and the trees block most sounds from the distances when you're in the middle of the woods.
Forum: Foo
01-30-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 986
Posted By mrodgers

This isn't the 80's and the beginning of the home...

This isn't the 80's and the beginning of the home computer. If you don't know by now what is in the fine print and that you agree to it by using whatever device or software, you've been living under...
01-30-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,066
Posted By mrodgers

$99 Walmart Mongoose full POS suspension. It is...

$99 Walmart Mongoose full POS suspension. It is exactly what people refer to as a BSO.
01-29-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,066
Posted By mrodgers

My $99 full suspension Mongoose Walmart full...

My $99 full suspension Mongoose Walmart full suspension mountain bike had Shimano components on it. :foo:

That bike served it's purpose quite well, and inadvertently served a 2nd purpose. ...
01-29-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,573
Posted By mrodgers

The bottle in the cage, I need to replace it. ...

The bottle in the cage, I need to replace it. The spout gets funky and you can't clean them.

The rest that go in the panniers, easy to clean as they are not bicycle bottles. I carry two 48 oz...
01-29-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,616
Posted By mrodgers

Last time I knew it was MLK Day was when I last...

Last time I knew it was MLK Day was when I last used a paper calendar. No idea when it is. Must have been 2 weeks ago. I know it's on a Monday so I worked. Not sure why anyone would do anything...
01-29-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrodgers

Since you mentioned the Dirty Dozen and in the...

Since you mentioned the Dirty Dozen and in the summers when it's not raining, I and my small group that ride are in Pittsburgh usually, the one I'm looking forward to is Canton Avenue, unofficially...
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 986
Posted By mrodgers

Read the fine print. It's in there. You give...

Read the fine print. It's in there. You give permission for them to sell all data they collect on you.
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By mrodgers

Because he said in the dark. Pick up your phone...

Because he said in the dark. Pick up your phone and turn it on with no buttons. Where do you turn it on at?
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,415
Posted By mrodgers

It's fun opening the fridge at lunch time or...

It's fun opening the fridge at lunch time or dinner time and finding the box of cereal in the fridge. Yup, look in the cupboard and there's the milk.
Forum: Foo
01-23-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By mrodgers

They control you as if they find out, you're gone...

They control you as if they find out, you're gone from your main job. I could take a part time job, but I work a lot of overtime and an hour of overtime is more than what I would do in a 5 hour...
Forum: Foo
01-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,415
Posted By mrodgers

I get off work and usually toss on a pair of...

I get off work and usually toss on a pair of sweats or shorts if I'm just staying around the house. I got a text and hunted high and low to find my phone. I can't pinpoint where electronic noises...
Forum: Foo
01-23-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By mrodgers

Ha, that went away about 15 years ago, when we...

Ha, that went away about 15 years ago, when we had to go to the firehall on a Saturdays when not on shift for two 8 hour days listening to the safety training.

Safety in the workplace is all about...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,606
Posted By mrodgers

I have the same thoughts as you. I love red...

I have the same thoughts as you. I love red grape juice and hate regular grape juice. Can't find it anywhere. Seems I'm the only one who likes it.

And its not that I don't like driving...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,269
Posted By mrodgers

Solved that problem, but it was expensive. Got...

Solved that problem, but it was expensive. Got rid of the wife.

I had the opposite problem though. She always turned the heat way down then sit on the couch in the evening bundled up in a long...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By mrodgers

"That's a drug house" without any proof or...

"That's a drug house" without any proof or evidence is defaming. There is yet to be any fact. "There's rumor that is a drug house" isn't. That could be backed up with the fact that everyone thinks...
01-06-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By mrodgers

The question to that thought is, how does a...

The question to that thought is, how does a stopped vehicle have the right of way over another vehicle that can legally make a move? It's an issue of a bicycle stopped and not moving at a red light...
01-06-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,728
Posted By mrodgers

If you don't ride "far right as practical", it...

If you don't ride "far right as practical", it kind of is the cyclist putting himself into the dangerous situation that creates the danger. Far right as practical puts me out of the door zone.
01-05-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By mrodgers

My exact thoughts, all of it. In my previous...

My exact thoughts, all of it.

In my previous car, 2nd gear would be way too low in RPM to use. 1st gear would be just fine, but the torque in this car peaking at 1950 RPM meant that in 1st gear,...
01-05-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,805
Posted By mrodgers

Please, logic doesn't belong in this section of...

Please, logic doesn't belong in this section of the forum. Cars are bad, bikes are good. Drivers are bad, cyclists are good. That's all you need to know.

By majority logic in this forum, in my...
01-05-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By mrodgers

Good discussion but, the question isn't about...

Good discussion but, the question isn't about what we should do. Most of us know what we should do. This is a question from the driver. They can't control what the cyclist does. The cyclist is...
01-04-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By mrodgers

Legality of car turning right on red while cyclist is on shoulder?

An off-topic discussion on a non-cycling forum went off on a tangent of Brodozer trucks vs. electric vehicles discussion and onto cyclists on the road. I got involved and it escalated into long and...
Forum: Foo
12-20-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By mrodgers

I live in hilly western PA. The only experience...

I live in hilly western PA. The only experience I have with CVT is a rental and I had to drive an hour to the interstate to go on a work trip. For an hour it pegged at 6000 RPM and stayed there on...
Forum: Foo
12-18-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,204
Posted By mrodgers

I was out in winter riding the bike 2 years ago. ...

I was out in winter riding the bike 2 years ago. Riding through the next neighborhood I came across police and fire all blocking a bunch of roads. They were filming Mindhunter. Wish I could have...
Forum: Foo
12-12-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,204
Posted By mrodgers

With getting the kids Red Dead Redemption for the...

With getting the kids Red Dead Redemption for the xBox, I've gotten more into the western late 1800's/early 1900's thing. Another show I never watched on Directv is Hell on Wheels. Now that I've...
Forum: Foo
12-07-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By mrodgers

5 am and out the door at 6 am. Back in the door...

5 am and out the door at 6 am. Back in the door at 6 pm, bed at 10:30.

Weekends is 6.5 hours after I go to bed. I only ever sleep 6.5 hours. I don't want to be up at 5 or 6 am on weekends, so I...
Forum: Foo
12-07-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,263
Posted By mrodgers

Yup, there was one station near me that looked...

Yup, there was one station near me that looked like a bunch of teenagers ran it that was left with non-ethanol fuel. They've been closed for a few years now.

Been running e10 in lawn equipment...
Forum: Foo
12-05-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,263
Posted By mrodgers

To counter your moral, I can not say no to...

To counter your moral, I can not say no to ethanol. I don't know how nor have the equipment or money to purchase said equipment to remove the ethanol from my lawn mower gas can.
Forum: Foo
12-04-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By mrodgers

Another mainly Youtube watcher here. The content...

Another mainly Youtube watcher here. The content some people are putting out and the videography they are doing is far better than anything I would watch commercially.

I got divorced and...
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