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03-31-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,735
Posted By Rober

Still Have the Puch

This is great! I still have the A/D Puch Pacifica I posted about in this thread more than 10 years ago. Took it out for 35 miles yesterday. Itís a tank and I donít expect to win any races with it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,516
Posted By Rober

Thank you, ahsposo. BTW, this thread is here...

Thank you, ahsposo. BTW, this thread is here because if we don't have functional bodies we can't ride so we can have functional minds. -R
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,516
Posted By Rober

I guess I lost you on my point. The plan we had...

I guess I lost you on my point. The plan we had was part of a compensation package. The employer picked up most of the cost of the plan, including almost all the deductible as a means of paying me....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,516
Posted By Rober

Employer-financed, $20 co-pay and $10 for meds,...

Employer-financed, $20 co-pay and $10 for meds, 50% dental, accidents 100% covered, ER and hospitalizations 100% covered. I pay 20% of the total premium every month. Pretty good plan but will soon be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rober

+10 Now! As for the helmet, get the one you...

+10 Now!

As for the helmet, get the one you like - Bell, Giro, Rudy Project, etc. They're all "rated," and will protect you equally. Price/style is the usual ratio. Also, put clipless pedals on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rober

Also: 1) Think about unwrapping your bars,...

Also:
1) Think about unwrapping your bars, loosening your brake levers (there is a screw clamp inside that can be reached through the opening when the handles are pulled slightly) and lowering your...
07-26-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,647
Posted By Rober

Agreed, ...and Kias and Hundais, not Kia's and...

Agreed, ...and Kias and Hundais, not Kia's and Hundai's. Fair's fair.
05-11-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,459
Posted By Rober

I've read, and very occasionally posted here, for...

I've read, and very occasionally posted here, for about 2 years. I have always felt like a noob and, once in a while, this forum takes on the character of a bad high school reunion complete with...
05-08-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By Rober

I use a big messenger bag I bought at REi. It has...

I use a big messenger bag I bought at REi. It has pockets everywhere, is pretty waterproof, and has an extra wide shoulder strap and stays on well. It is not nearly as "neat" as the set of Lone Peak...
05-04-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,204
Posted By Rober

One of the underrated treasures of age... ;)

One of the underrated treasures of age... ;)
05-04-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,204
Posted By Rober

[/COLOR] Yes. Never better said. I've...

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Yes. Never better said.

I've long since given up listening to, let alone believing, what others have to say to or about me. i simply don't care. When I run into someone who regards age...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,316
Posted By Rober

In the spring: deer, elk, moose, lots of...

In the spring: deer, elk, moose, lots of different kinds of birds, squirrels everywhere.
In the summer: coyotes, deer, snakes, tarantulas, very small rabbits, desert grouse, hawks, once a weasel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Rober

Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/187,87128_Etxe-Ondo-Carbono-Cycling-Jersey-Short-Sleeve-For-Men.html?color=23&cm_sp=CC-_-87128-_-23
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 21,505
Posted By Rober

5'10" 56 cm (steel - level TT)

5'10"
56 cm (steel - level TT)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Rober

Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Rober

Contender, Cyclesmith, Fisher's. Golshan's went...

Contender, Cyclesmith, Fisher's. Golshan's went 100% Trek and Bicycle Center is 100% Specialized. There's a Trek "company store" downtown somewhere (200 East?), trying to seem "local," but I haven't...
03-29-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,659
Posted By Rober

2007 LeMond Sarthe (butted steel / Shimano) road ...

2007 LeMond Sarthe (butted steel / Shimano) road
1983 Puch Austro Daimler (lugged steel / Suntour) road

1986 Univega Grand Touring (lugged steel / Suntour) touring
- and for sale, by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Rober

I've ridden that route many, many times and where...

I've ridden that route many, many times and where he was hit was a very wide part of the road with ample shoulders. The driver was completely impaired if he crossed to the other side of the road and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rober

I didn't realize Oregon had a progressive income...

I didn't realize Oregon had a progressive income tax. Is it property taxes that Oregon doesn't have? I know its something that could be a source of fairly distributed revenue collection that isn't...
03-15-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,402
Posted By Rober

As so many people here have already told you, the...

As so many people here have already told you, the problem seems to be you and not those whom you seem to hold in so much contempt. You are telling crazy stories about the people you see and imagining...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rober

When is Oregon going to wake up to the idea of...

When is Oregon going to wake up to the idea of sales tax and progressive income taxes?
02-22-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By Rober

Yes, mine says "Made in Austria." In the US,...

Yes, mine says "Made in Austria." In the US, anything made in Europe is a rarity today. Most everything we have is "Made in China," including most hi-end road bikes.

My Puch looks like the lower...
02-22-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By Rober

Hi Javal - I'm not really sure what market...

Hi Javal -

I'm not really sure what market the Puch Pacifica I have was intended to serve, but I think it must have been aimed at the late 70s and early 80s "bike boom" market in the US. In its...
02-21-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By Rober

Here's my Pacifica. I kept all the stock...

Here's my Pacifica. I kept all the stock components except the brake levers and cables. It is a great bike! I hope you like yours as much as I do mine. Great find...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By Rober

Fixed

Fixed
02-12-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rober

I posted these comments on that editorial: ...

I posted these comments on that editorial:

Gina -

I live in Salt Lake City and commute on a bike most days, a 20-mile round trip. Considering recent events, you probably would not consider...
02-06-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

Thanks for the links Sailorman. I'll get to the...

Thanks for the links Sailorman. I'll get to the papers soon, but I've got to get back to biking :-)
02-06-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

Yes - fascinating... So the entire horrific mess...

Yes - fascinating... So the entire horrific mess was created by enabling legislation promoted by what party? I wish we had a Mr. Burns emoticon...
02-05-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

I am not sure of the exact number, but the total...

I am not sure of the exact number, but the total overhead (or "cost of doing business") for Medicaid is somewhere between 4 and 6 percent of the total Medicaid budget. Whether or not there are...
02-04-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

I was trying to be diplomatic. :rolleyes: Fail. I...

I was trying to be diplomatic. :rolleyes: Fail. I must have had a delusional moment when I was imagining there might be some redemptive term that would describe them. Thanks for the fix -
02-04-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

:thumb::thumb::thumb: Thanks Sailorman. Spot on...

:thumb::thumb::thumb: Thanks Sailorman. Spot on both times. Why is it so hard for others to understand you?
02-02-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

I think one reason you don't see private...

I think one reason you don't see private companies jumping all over the idea of a national health plan is that they pawn off the insurance benefits they offer employees as "compensation." Mine does,...
02-01-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

The participants in this thread are, I'm sure,...

The participants in this thread are, I'm sure, far from a representative sample of all Americans, but I think there seems to be general agreement that something needs to be done on the national level...
02-01-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

Thanks to those of you who want to discuss this...

Thanks to those of you who want to discuss this topic in a meaningful way for sticking around after the scolding, even if you are younger and P&R are important to you. These are the kind of...
02-01-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

An Ethical Suicide Parlor would be cheaper to run...

An Ethical Suicide Parlor would be cheaper to run than a trauma-rated, full-service hospital I guess. We wouldn't need as many medical schools either. Wow. What an idea. :notamused::notamused:
02-01-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

[QUOTE=cyclezealot;8285762]Rober. I once read a...

[QUOTE=cyclezealot;8285762]Rober. I once read a news story. On Yahoo maybe. Because of strict bankruptcy laws in Utah. Once, a patient had a brain operation.. Because of Utah law, doctors feared the...
02-01-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

I am just amazed at some of the responses to this...

I am just amazed at some of the responses to this topic. I work with people daily who have been cherry-picked out of private insurance pools for chronic health problems, or have had certain medical...
01-30-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,908
Posted By Rober

I work in a field tangential to the health care...

I work in a field tangential to the health care "industry" and deal with HMOs all the time. They are heartless, profit-driven parasites with criminal ethics. They are horrible. I hope some day we...
01-30-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Rober

If there is one thing I don't miss about living...

If there is one thing I don't miss about living in the East its the horrible ice storms. I hope all of you living in the path of this one (the pictures of it we see here are frightening!) are OK. My...
01-01-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Rober

Our Solstice fire worked! I knew the sun would...

Our Solstice fire worked! I knew the sun would come back if we just made a fire on the darkest day, December 21...
12-28-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Rober

Same technique real estate agents use to knock...

Same technique real estate agents use to knock down the price of a house. Tacky way to do business.
12-24-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,735
Posted By Rober

Get it! Fifty bucks for a steel classic is...

Get it! Fifty bucks for a steel classic is nothing. Puchs (A/D) bikes are great bikes and "heavy" bikes (come on, it can't be that heavy) make strong riders. It would make a great restoration...
12-14-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17,065
Views: 1,821,975
Posted By Rober

[QUOTE]The weather was beautiful today, 55...

[QUOTE]The weather was beautiful today, 55 degrees and partly cloudy, so I decided to take a nice long ride. I ended up taking a 25 mile ride, it was very nice, except for the fact that there was a...
12-13-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Rober

Yeah, here too, but we have a slightly different...

Yeah, here too, but we have a slightly different twist on it. My experience here is that the average Utah driver is usually in a self-absorbed fog, completely oblivious to anything outside of their...
12-13-08, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Rober

i think if anyone needs an attitude adjustment it...

i think if anyone needs an attitude adjustment it is the cyclist. remember - you pay no tax, greenslip, insurance and the multitude of state government tax rip offs whilst car owns pay for the roads...
12-11-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,123
Posted By Rober

I really still cook. We cook everything ourselves...

I really still cook. We cook everything ourselves and never, never eat out (commercial food is just so bad for you, and such a waste of money). We do have a really nice stove though (a Wolf) and all...
12-09-08, 10:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,899
Posted By Rober

My Puch A/D "Pacifica." Found in a thrift shop...

My Puch A/D "Pacifica." Found in a thrift shop for $20 and restored with about $150 worth of tires, cables and housings, saddle, bar tape, brake levers and hoods (originals were too badly oxidized),...
12-08-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17,065
Views: 1,821,975
Posted By Rober

Decided to take the Austro-Daimler out on the...

Decided to take the Austro-Daimler out on the Josie Johnson Memorial ride on Sunday. It was about 43 when I left at 11 AM and never got above 45 all day. The ride is a gentle rolling loop, 25 miles...
12-07-08, 01:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,950
Posted By Rober

My favorite "new" bike:

My favorite "new" bike:
12-07-08, 01:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,950
Posted By Rober

OK. I'll bite. I'm 57 and have been riding bikes...

OK. I'll bite. I'm 57 and have been riding bikes most of my life. One bike has gotten old with me, I bought the other one that is old, and the third is new. I like the old ones best - quality all...
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