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Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikecrate

Slow build up, but fun to see...Ode an die Freude...

Slow build up, but fun to see...Ode an die Freude ( Ode to Joy ) Beethoven Symphony No.9:
https://youtu.be/kbJcQYVtZMo
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By bikecrate

Wow, I go away for the weekend and look what...

Wow, I go away for the weekend and look what happens. Some of you really went off on a tangent. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By bikecrate

Two Saturdays ago went to Upper Tampa Bay trail...

Two Saturdays ago went to Upper Tampa Bay trail for 40 miles. Two Sundays ago did my usual S. Tampa ride for 42 miles. This Saturday headed N.E. for a change. I had been avoiding a certain...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikecrate

The Sounds - Stay Free: ...

The Sounds - Stay Free:
https://youtu.be/pQAW4560zOg
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikecrate

The Julie Ruin - Hello Trust No One: ...

The Julie Ruin - Hello Trust No One:
https://youtu.be/GOnViHnQ6s8
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikecrate

THICK - Won't Back Down: ...

THICK - Won't Back Down:
https://youtu.be/Y7nsWpir2lI
07-23-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By bikecrate

The Indonesian ones have a reputation for being a...

The Indonesian ones have a reputation for being a straight up scam.
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikecrate

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Rock the Ride: ...

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Rock the Ride:
https://youtu.be/dfXvg3Knrhk
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By bikecrate

Here's the story...our family moved here back in...

Here's the story...our family moved here back in the 70's when I was starting 1st grade. We spent a prior Christmas vacation here and my parents decided it was paradise (compared to Louisville, KY)....
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By bikecrate

My research so far consist of watching pro...

My research so far consist of watching pro cycling in Europe and reading a few articles online. :) I like Spain, Portugal and Slovenia (maybe Italy).

I might settle for just getting out of FL....
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By bikecrate

Probably more of a fantasy. Some of you have...

Probably more of a fantasy. Some of you have pointed out some of my misgivings as well. I might end up doing more of an extended stay outside the country and then return to USA when the visa was up....
07-21-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bikecrate

Not a collision, but weird crash last year. Short...

Not a collision, but weird crash last year. Short version...I had an unpleasant encounter with a street person. I was a bit shocked and as I was riding away I let my speed get too low. The front end...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,060
Posted By bikecrate

Expats

Anyone doing the expat experience? I'm mildly thinking about retirement options overseas (from USA). May not have the nerve to do it, but wondering what others may have done.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 587
Posted By bikecrate

Our landline ditched us about 10 years ago. I was...

Our landline ditched us about 10 years ago. I was having some work done on the house and the line must have been cut. Since I wasn't using it very much I just had the service disconnected. Also cut...
07-20-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By bikecrate

I was riding not too long ago in the Ocala Nat...

I was riding not too long ago in the Ocala Nat Forest FL. It was a heavy wooded area with some unpaved roadway. Too my surprise I saw two alligators lying in the ditches beside the road. It was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By bikecrate

I had big riding plans for July 4th week in the...

I had big riding plans for July 4th week in the Ocala Nat. Forest. However, it rained most of the time due to TS/hurricane Elsa. I got in three rides. On the good side they were pretty nice. On...
07-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,464
Posted By bikecrate

For whatever reason the NBC version of last...

For whatever reason the NBC version of last night's stage was available for replay. Now I'm not sure what I like better. I'm used to the NBC broadcast, but there are a ton of commercials to skip over.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By bikecrate

Last Saturday went to Weedon Is. for a 42 mile...

Last Saturday went to Weedon Is. for a 42 mile trip. Then Sunday I went on a new ride south of where I live through rural/industrial area. Basically it sucked. It was hot. I was tired. I passed...
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,053
Posted By bikecrate

I can't stand Joe Buck. Half the time he sounds...

I can't stand Joe Buck. Half the time he sounds bored. I remember watching a NFL game years ago and he made it sound like the viewers were stupid for wasting their time viewing it.
06-28-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,464
Posted By bikecrate

Unless I missed something, it looks like the live...

Unless I missed something, it looks like the live stream is the NBC version, but the replays are the Simon Gerranns and Anthony McCrossan version. I'm a bit annoyed at this too. I want the goofiness...
Forum: Foo
06-25-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By bikecrate

Eat less, save money.

Eat less, save money.
Forum: Foo
06-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By bikecrate

I fold my underwear. I am not a barbarian.

I fold my underwear. I am not a barbarian.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By bikecrate

Back in Tampa this week. Saturday I went on the...

Back in Tampa this week. Saturday I went on the Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles. Sunday I rode to Phillippe park and came back via Courtney Campbell trail for another 42 miles. It was hot and...
06-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By bikecrate

I grew up in that era, but never got into the...

I grew up in that era, but never got into the cult of TRHPS. I was more likely to be at The Kids Are Alright midnight movie.
Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,441
Posted By bikecrate

Short answer: there's too many people on this...

Short answer: there's too many people on this planet.

I like to go to the FL state parks, but even when you're hiking the trails it is very challenging to feel like you're getting away from...
06-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By bikecrate

Dr Frank-N-Furter rides a bike?

Dr Frank-N-Furter rides a bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,728
Posted By bikecrate

Gatorskin Hardshells used to be my "go to" tire...

Gatorskin Hardshells used to be my "go to" tire since the roads around here are pretty full of glass and other debris. The last couple of rounds of tire purchases I have been disappointed. Even new I...
06-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By bikecrate

Super old man nerdy black compression socks....

Super old man nerdy black compression socks. Beats the alternative of seeing my naked legs.
Forum: Foo
06-14-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 961
Posted By bikecrate

Sadly, there is not always enough 'nature" to go...

Sadly, there is not always enough 'nature" to go around. Some parks are suffering from overtourism.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By bikecrate

Past Thursday did the evening 27 mile Davis Is....

Past Thursday did the evening 27 mile Davis Is. ride. Saturday I was back in the Ocala Nat. Forest. I was on a quest to find a Zillow house I was stalking. Got thwarted by a loose sand road. On the...
06-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20,446
Views: 3,516,478
Posted By bikecrate

CL pic of the week. Good thing they added a lot...

CL pic of the week. Good thing they added a lot of detail in the text of the ad. :rolleyes:

Bike (https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/d/saint-petersburg-bike/7325880784.html)

Bike - $29...
06-07-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,645
Posted By bikecrate

I watched Midway (1976 version), since the battle...

I watched Midway (1976 version), since the battle occurred during this past weekend. It still holds up okay. There are some historical inaccuracies and some of the file footage shows aircraft that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By bikecrate

I was in the Ocala Nat Forest for the Memorial...

I was in the Ocala Nat Forest for the Memorial Day weekend. Saturday I went for 42 miles on a hilly ride. Sunday did some more off pavement riding and found some shortcuts from the pavement to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 461,370
Posted By bikecrate

Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management area. Empty...

Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management area. Empty roads, but look out for the cows.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 388,351
Posted By bikecrate

Adventure biking next to the ill fated Cross FL...

Adventure biking next to the ill fated Cross FL Canal:
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06-01-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 125,144
Posted By bikecrate

Exploring unpaved roads in the Ocala Nat. Forest...

Exploring unpaved roads in the Ocala Nat. Forest on my adventure bike:
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06-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,820
Posted By bikecrate

Oops, wrong thread.

Oops, wrong thread.
05-28-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,567
Posted By bikecrate

Nice bike, nice pics. Although it makes me sad to...

Nice bike, nice pics. Although it makes me sad to see a bike lying on the ground.
05-26-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By bikecrate

Probably my least favorite bike I've ever owned....

Probably my least favorite bike I've ever owned. I felt super dorky on it. When I got taller I went through a series of used and heavy 10 speeds. Finally got a really nice Fuji in high school. There...
05-26-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By bikecrate

Well, I went from a muscle bike to a three speed...

Well, I went from a muscle bike to a three speed (for a short time) and then a ten speed. It did not lead to a pro racing career.
05-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,645
Posted By bikecrate

I watched Jupiter Ascending. I went in knowing it...

I watched Jupiter Ascending. I went in knowing it would be a bad movie. The worst part is it was really well made, but just a big boring mess. I stopped with an hour left to go. 3/10
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By bikecrate

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

I was in the Ocala Nat. Forest this weekend. Finally got to really use my gravel bike for some non paved road riding. Saturday I went down a packed dirt road I had wanted to try out. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Foo
05-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,744
Posted By bikecrate

Forget gold and silver. I struck it rich with a...

Forget gold and silver. I struck it rich with a peppermint mine.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,653
Posted By bikecrate

I lost my 2007 Zurich in much the same way to a...

I lost my 2007 Zurich in much the same way to a left hook driver. Frame broken in half at the top tube. I slid on top of the car's hood and got away with cuts and bruises. Heal up soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By bikecrate

Saturday did the Picnic to Davis Is. ride. Got a...

Saturday did the Picnic to Davis Is. ride. Got a slow leak a little more than half way and had to pump the tire up 3 times, but did 40 miles. Sunday did a repeat ride, but no leaks. Got honked at...
05-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By bikecrate

OP's first post would make a great Amazon review.

OP's first post would make a great Amazon review.
05-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,604
Posted By bikecrate

This falls in the category "minor annoying...

This falls in the category "minor annoying things" also known as "that's bike riding". Most runners are nice enough here to move out of the bike lane if they see me coming. I have no problem moving...
05-12-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 223,091
Posted By bikecrate

Finished reading Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe....

Finished reading Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. I'm still a bit befuddled by it. I read some analyst and still wonder how a reader in that time period would have thought about it. I've decided that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By bikecrate

I was on vacation in the mountains of NC the...

I was on vacation in the mountains of NC the first week of May. Got in some short hikes. Maybe 9 miles total. Sunday when I got back I did my S. Tampa ride for 42 miles. I also went out last evening...
05-12-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,244
Posted By bikecrate

I grew up in a what would now be called an "urban...

I grew up in a what would now be called an "urban core" neighborhood (older housing right outside the downtown area) in what was then sleepy St. Petersburg FL of the 70's. Bikes were our vehicles. I...
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