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07-12-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By skidder

Since you mention its a 1980's model bicycle, has...

Since you mention its a 1980's model bicycle, has the fork been changed on it? If so, that usually changes the geometry and handling. I changed the fork on an older bicycle and it rides great at...
07-08-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By skidder

I'm guessing that's on the opposite side of the...

I'm guessing that's on the opposite side of the river, starting at the concrete plant where Macarthur crosses over the river/down past the sewer plant in Fountain Valley/end at the Adams Ave bridge? ...
07-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By skidder

SART Closure from July 6-12 Costa

The SART will be closed from July 6 - 12 where it goes under the 405 freeway, about 4.5 miles inland from the beach. Can't find anything on the 405 freeway construction website (oc405partners), I...
07-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,072
Posted By skidder

I'm a few miles inland from the coastline on...

I'm a few miles inland from the coastline on Southern California. 62F this morning when I went out for a ride at dawn, getting up to about 78F this afternoon.

You're welcome!
07-04-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,271
Posted By skidder

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly...

Definitely over-promoted as a way to instantly increase your fitness. Take a kook at actual dietary science and you'll find it takes 1-5 hours (simple carbs to complex proteins, respectively) for...
07-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By skidder

One more option - get a headlight that uses...

One more option - get a headlight that uses rechargeable batteries, plus a recharger, and you won't have to worry about recharging the single light. I've got a 'Mako' model (from Nightrider?) with...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By skidder

If your info had not shown you are in Australia I...

If your info had not shown you are in Australia I would have thought you were describing people in Southern California. Not much difference, is there? (except the funny accent! :thumb:).
06-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By skidder

The local MUP here was crowded before the...

The local MUP here was crowded before the lockdowns, crowded during it, and is still crowded now that restrictions are being relaxed. I usually ride early AM before the crowds come out around...
06-18-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By skidder

A few years back I had an FX7.3, needed to...

A few years back I had an FX7.3, needed to replace the square taper crank on it, emailed Trek to see if they could tell me the shaft length and I didn't expect to get a reply. What-do-ya-know, there...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By skidder

I will propose everyone toast her long life and...

I will propose everyone toast her long life and accomplishments with a drink, preferable rainwater mixed with grain alcohol. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-17-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By skidder

I don't think this COVID-19 economic dip it the...

I don't think this COVID-19 economic dip it the recession he's talking about, at least not yet. These past few months were just a 'blip', I'd call it a recession if the financial markets go back...
06-15-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By skidder

From the picture DrIsotope posted it looks like...

From the picture DrIsotope posted it looks like that chain is needs some oil on it; try that first and see if it helps.

I'm wondering if the chain is correct for the drive train - maybe a...
Forum: Foo
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By skidder

I started getting them again, too. I wondered...

I started getting them again, too. I wondered why the stooped to begin with, when you consider most are auto-dialed and robo-recordings, there's not much cost in labor costs for the small percentage...
06-14-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By skidder

No problems with their shorts, but if you order...

No problems with their shorts, but if you order from Aerotech Designs, I'd order a size large than you usually wear in street pants sized as s-m-l-xl-xxl-etc. I usually wear XL pants (I like a...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,278
Posted By skidder

Just go bum around the southwest national parks,...

Just go bum around the southwest national parks, they'll probably be no one there at that time of year. Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef (not sure if its accessible in winter), Canyonlands...
06-12-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,461
Posted By skidder

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel...

Aluminum frame for its cost effectiveness, steel fork for its ability to soak up the bumps at a better price than carbon fiber (and ability to put a front rack on it!). I've got two I built like...
06-10-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,745
Posted By skidder

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed...

Scooters, the rental ones. They're not allowed where I live, but when you enter a town that has them they are a nuisance. They're left everywhere - on sidewalks, in gutters, in parking spaces, in...
06-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,899
Posted By skidder

Here in Orange County I like the hospitalization...

Here in Orange County I like the hospitalization rate ("COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized" in the attachment). It shows the total number of persons in the hospital on that day, regardless of when they...
Forum: Foo
06-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By skidder

YouTube and the Space-X site have plenty of...

YouTube and the Space-X site have plenty of videos and descriptions of the Dragon capsule's controls. Apparently that strip you see below the display screens consists of switches and keyboard-style...
06-08-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,899
Posted By skidder

Maybe look at the CA stats on a county-by-county...

Maybe look at the CA stats on a county-by-county basis, and by population (deaths/population ratio)? Los Angeles county, with 10 million residents, has half the state's deaths (2000). Neighboring...
06-08-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,045
Posted By skidder

I thought Japan did go into some official...

I thought Japan did go into some official quarantine situation and people were staying at home. They o have an amazingly low rate of infection/deaths compared to other countries. The country is...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By skidder

How about a song to lighten up the mood?: ...

How about a song to lighten up the mood?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AitTPI5U0

(song starts around 1:55)
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By skidder

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in...

Lots of illegal stuff there (if you live in California). Those two stacks of unboxed items on the left are 'cakes'. Roman candles on the right. Pretty sure the flat packs down front contain small...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By skidder

As long as the wires don't pull out with a simple...

As long as the wires don't pull out with a simple tug they should be fine. Do you know what the wire's gauge and rating is? That would be more crucial than the connector. The 'chock-block'...
06-06-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By skidder

I've been inside most of the day doing some...

I've been inside most of the day doing some electrical remodeling and there is ZERO mention of it one today's national television news (at least on NBC, CBS, CNN and FOX cable news channel). Sad,...
06-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,942
Posted By skidder

I see plenty of bicycle cops here in Southern...

I see plenty of bicycle cops here in Southern California, especially in the summer when that's the best way to get through the crowds, especially down in the beach communities. The ones I've seen on...
Forum: Foo
06-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By skidder

Coors beer, any type.

Coors beer, any type.
06-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,510
Posted By skidder

As I mentioned in my original post, I'm not...

As I mentioned in my original post, I'm not condoning the perp's actions, and I'm sorry you and a few others commenting on my post are taking it that way. I've never been to this area of the USA so...
06-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,510
Posted By skidder

Not sticking up for the perp, and I'm not...

Not sticking up for the perp, and I'm not familiar with the area (I'm on the west coast), but does the area get a lot of flyers put up on post/fences/walls/etc? Things like that can make an area...
06-05-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,687
Posted By skidder

If I'm on my bicycle on a MUP I won't say...

If I'm on my bicycle on a MUP I won't say anything if a pedestrian is in front of me and there's enough room to pass; say something and you don't know which way they will go, left or right. Its...
06-04-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By skidder

Meh. The only number that matters is the weight...

Meh. The only number that matters is the weight loss. The other stuff is superfluous.
Forum: Foo
06-02-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By skidder

I I though it would be the rocket crossing...

I
I though it would be the rocket crossing through the signal; not exactly, but the landing does upset the signal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH75bVG7HBo

No MIB team needed at Hondo's...
06-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By skidder

For me its usually just getting out the door;...

For me its usually just getting out the door; once out and on the road I'm glad I made the effort. Also don't obsess with being properly dressed up. The only bicycling specific clothing I wear is...
Forum: Foo
05-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By skidder

I see your pun and raise you a Curtis Mayfield: ...

I see your pun and raise you a Curtis Mayfield: :D:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw

Now to wait for the return to 'Terra Firma' and see how that goes.
05-31-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By skidder

Its amazing how even a small breeze can affect...

Its amazing how even a small breeze can affect your riding. A few weeks ago no the local MUP I didn't feel any wind whatsoever, so put the bike in my usually 'grinder gear' and started off. After 5...
Forum: Foo
05-31-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By skidder

The docking was also streamed on NASA's website. ...

The docking was also streamed on NASA's website. Interesting to watch it, as they go past the ISS, turn around, then let the station catch up to them (something like that).

FWIW: NASA has a...
05-31-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,200
Posted By skidder

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts...

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts with thick pads. If you want something with a thinner pad look into Aerotech Designs. Some of their models have a thin one (look at their 'Wild...
05-30-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,856
Posted By skidder

I might be retired. My department director...

I might be retired. My department director mentioned corporate admin is looking at severance packages for those within 3 years of retirement age, and I'm in that group. Probably happen in Q1 of the...
05-29-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By skidder

I'll just cover myself with aluminum foil and...

I'll just cover myself with aluminum foil and hook it up to a grounding rod. Problem solved for $5!
05-28-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By skidder

Need Iso-alcohol? Go look in the paint dept at...

Need Iso-alcohol? Go look in the paint dept at your local big-box hardware store (Home Depot & Lowes, maybe some paint-specific specialty stores like Sherwinn-Williams) . Lots of the strippers and...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By skidder

Yeah, that sucked when it got cancelled 15...

Yeah, that sucked when it got cancelled 15 minutes before launch. I'm working from home and had it on the big screen T.V. on Science Channel (vs the tiny 23 inch model we have at work).
Next...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By skidder

I remember upgrading from WordStar to Wordperfect...

I remember upgrading from WordStar to Wordperfect . . . . :eek: WOAH!!:eek: The good ol' days when upgrades really were an improvement.
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By skidder

I only use cash at the gas stations; the ones...

I only use cash at the gas stations; the ones around here are too busy for the cashiers to notice anybody doing a quick modification at the pump islands.
Debit card only gets used at the ATM at my...
05-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By skidder

Surprisingly quiet yesterday morning (Memorial...

Surprisingly quiet yesterday morning (Memorial Day) between 5:30AM-7AM on the southern end (beach to the Stadium area), even fewer folks than you'd see on a weekend morning. Not even one surfer...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By skidder

That's insane. FWIW: There's a Starbucks near...

That's insane. FWIW: There's a Starbucks near me that has a drive-thru window. This past Saturday (5/23) there were 40 cars in line waiting for a cup of coffee (I was at the neighboring grocery...
05-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By skidder

If you had the proper tool it'd take 10-15...

If you had the proper tool it'd take 10-15 seconds to hammer it into place on the fork. The old Nashbar used to sell one for $10 that worked great. Sometimes you can do it with a piece of...
05-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By skidder

Like CAT7RDR I'll be out starting at pre-dawn for...

Like CAT7RDR I'll be out starting at pre-dawn for a few 'neighborhood loops' then onto the SART when the sunlight starts appearing in the eastern horizon. Probably home by 8AM at the latest, and...
05-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By skidder

I admit to it. . . guilty as charged!:p

I admit to it. . . guilty as charged!:p
05-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By skidder

I've witnessed a few vehicle accidents, but no...

I've witnessed a few vehicle accidents, but no criminal acts. One accident involved someone who took off after briefly stopping; they were part of the accident and there was injury involved, so...
05-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By skidder

I've got a sewing machine at home so just cut up...

I've got a sewing machine at home so just cut up a pillowcase I never use and made a few for myself. Tough part was getting elastic - its out-of-stock right now at all the fabric and craft stores...
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