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Eric F 02-11-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406558)
I've had 4 full size pick ups, 2 SUVs, and 2 wagons since I started riding. Most of my motorcycle hauling to the desert was in my 65 Chevy pick up. 3 motorcycles and 3 guys with all our gear, gas cans, etc. That was the best car I ever had. Bought it when I was 19 and sold it when I was 38. My ex didn't like it and I wanted a new truck, so off it went. It would be cool to have it now, but I say that about a lot of cars I sold.

I've never had a full-size pickup, and I don't see myself ever having one. After I'm done with my current Explorer ('17), I might go back to a smaller pickup like a Tacoma or Ranger.

genejockey 02-11-22 01:07 PM

My best car for bike carrying was the Subaru Outback with a Yakima roof rack. I originally set it up for 4 bikes, so the family could ride together, but nobody else in the family got interested. Now, I can carry one bike in the Dodge with the seats folded. The advantage is that I fee comfortable leaving the bike in the car while I'm at work, whereas I always brought the bike inside at work when I used a roof rack.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406534)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58fd73cb73.png

genejockey 02-11-22 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406607)

Welcome to the Dougopoly.

Mojo31 02-11-22 01:44 PM

Doug's got it all!

DougRNS 02-11-22 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406556)
I've watched several of their videos. They're mildly amusing.

this is a great response
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...13cfbad5fd.jpg

indyfabz 02-11-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406556)
I've watched several of their videos. They're mildly amusing.

I am not talking about their body of work. I am talking about that one video. It's lame. You are free to feel otherwise.

datlas 02-11-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406534)
Current bike transportation situation; Yakima base bars with Rocky Mounts Tomahawk racks. Fits fat or skinny tires.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6add330572.png

I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

Eric F 02-11-22 02:55 PM

I haven't been on my bike outside since I bashed by face in almost 2 weeks ago. The base of my left thumb is still a bit sore from the incident. I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

datlas 02-11-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406724)
I haven't been on my bike outside since I bashed by face in almost 2 weeks ago. The base of my left thumb is still a bit sore from the incident. I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

I am not sure how in-sync our riding objectives will be, but I will be in Pasadena later this month and hope to get some riding in. I know you and big john are locals. Please feel free to share any tips or suggestions! One of my friends from SanFran plans to come visit us for a day or two and we plan to ride up Mt Baldy.

p.s. We are renting a place in "Bungalow Heaven" which looks pretty close to Altadena.

Eric F 02-11-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406726)
I am not sure how in-sync our riding objectives will be, but I will be in Pasadena later this month and hope to get some riding in. I know you and big john are locals. Please feel free to share any tips or suggestions! One of my friends from SanFran plans to come visit us for a day or two and we plan to ride up Mt Baldy.

p.s. We are renting a place in "Bungalow Heaven" which looks pretty close to Altadena.

You picked a nice area to stay, and you will be pretty close to my 'hood. Shoot me a PM when you get in town, and maybe we can figure something out. I'm going to skip the Baldy ride, though ;)

MoAlpha 02-11-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406368)
I figured. My hope is that whatever he has is so indolent that it won't become a significant issue for many years.

I thought about telling him that running is stupid, but I do my best not to editorialize with patients.

Early falling is classically associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and hes the right age, but I guess hes not falling yet.

datlas 02-11-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22406739)
Early falling is classically associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and hes the right age, but I guess hes not falling yet.

I will keep it in mind. He is only falling if he runs. No run, no falls. His gait seems slightly short-paced to my eye, which also suggests early PD, but it's also possible that's baseline for him.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:36 PM

You forgot ass.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406705)
I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

Looks like you're runnin' the whole damn block!

#moguldoug

Velo Vol 02-11-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406724)
I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

I recommend this not only this weekend, but every ride thereafter.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:46 PM

It's already bumping into too hot territory. I think my southern snowbird schedule will have to be just Nov 1 - Feb 1.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:48 PM

Looks like I missed the local Critical Mass last night. Oh well, I might be too old for that **** anyways

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...w-2048x921.jpg

Eric F 02-11-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406775)
I recommend this not only this weekend, but every ride thereafter.

Negative.

big john 02-11-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406571)
I've never had a full-size pickup, and I don't see myself ever having one. After I'm done with my current Explorer ('17), I might go back to a smaller pickup like a Tacoma or Ranger.

In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.
Looked like this but dark blue.
https://images1.americanlisted.com/n...d_26270333.jpg

Eric F 02-11-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406809)
In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.

I drove an '80 Tercel for a short time, and my ex had a slightly newer one for a bit. Not a fan of either. I've had 3 Honda Civics ('75, '84, '95). They were all better than the Tercels.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22406787)
Looks like I missed the local Critical Mass last night. Oh well, I might be too old for that **** anyways

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...w-2048x921.jpg

I did that once. In Merida. Once was enough.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 04:21 PM

17km on the Ironman and 6 more on the mtb. The town bike has a flat.

big john 02-11-22 04:28 PM

There are 2 nice parks close to home. One of them is on the site of the VA hospital which was destroyed in the 1971 earthquake. The feds didn't want to rebuild it so they gave the land to the county and it became a park. Some of the olive trees are still there from back then. This area was once filled with olive and citrus trees.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6bca585da.jpg
It's a beautiful park.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d13f524da5.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e01f239e3.jpg

rjones28 02-11-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406564)
Just curious, how much does your fat bike weigh? Do people try to go all weight weenie on them or is it pointless?

I think it weighed about 28 or 30 pounds in that pic, without the mud. ;)

After I'm done installing the current upgrades, it'll probably be a couple of pounds lighter. I'll weigh it at some point.

It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.


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