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Forum: Foo
06-27-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By skidder

The entire southwest of the USA needs lots of...

The entire southwest of the USA needs lots of rain. Colorado River is running low, its reserviors are 30 feet below normal levels. We need it pretty bad here in Southern California, too. Had a...
06-25-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,309
Posted By skidder

Two months to go before I retire, WooooHoooo! ...

Two months to go before I retire, WooooHoooo! :D

I've got a lot of vacation time built up so will be taking two one-week 'vacations' during those two months. I'll be six months short of 65...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 631
Posted By skidder

Isn't a chain saw the normal tool Texans use to...

Isn't a chain saw the normal tool Texans use to take calluses off their feet? ;)
06-24-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By skidder

It sounds like you weren't amused at all. Kind...

It sounds like you weren't amused at all. Kind of like trying to ride your roadie bike with the 700x23 slicks through beach sand at high tide?
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 160,144
Posted By skidder

Its June 21, the first day of summer! (4)...

Its June 21, the first day of summer!

(4) Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime (Official Audio) - YouTube

(4) Joe Satriani - Summer Song (Official Video) - YouTube

(4) Bryan...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By skidder

This suggestion above. Find some cheap racks and...

This suggestion above. Find some cheap racks and used panniers (or even duffel bags) and try some short 1-2-3 night rides in your area to see what works for you/what doesn't. It'll help you make a...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By skidder

No problem for me, even if its 5G. Find out what...

No problem for me, even if its 5G. Find out what cell company's it is and sign up for their service, I'll bet its great.
Try searching for it on this website to see who owns it/operates it:
...
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By skidder

Did it happen like this? (57) Skynet Takes...

Did it happen like this?

(57) Skynet Takes Over And Becomes Self-Aware - Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines - YouTube
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 173,928
Posted By skidder

The Beatles "Anytime at All". (57) Blue Ash...

The Beatles "Anytime at All".

(57) Blue Ash - Anytime At All - 1973 - YouTube

Dweezil Zappa:
(57) Anytime at All - YouTube

Original:

(57) Any Time At All (Remastered 2009) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,836
Posted By skidder

Went by the cheap gas station today and their...

Went by the cheap gas station today and their regular unleaded is now $6.05/gallon. We're officially screwed here in California.
06-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,090
Posted By skidder

The 'OFF/ON' button on the side of my phone. ...

The 'OFF/ON' button on the side of my phone. Best 'app' on the darn thing.

Seriously, the only app I've ever downloaded is for guitar tuning, and it was free (I did have to give them my email...
Forum: Foo
06-11-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,550,123
Posted By skidder

^^^ The cat nip'd her fish! ^^^^

^^^ The cat nip'd her fish! ^^^^
Forum: Foo
06-11-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By skidder

The Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft are still operating...

The Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft are still operating and sending back data after being launched 44 years ago back in 1977. Voyager 2 has exiting the solar system (passed beyond the heliosphere, the...
06-11-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By skidder

I haven't ridden in that area since I moved out...

I haven't ridden in that area since I moved out of Irvine over 25 years ago, but how about El Toro Road from Laguna Canyon Road up to (I think) La Paz Road. Not sure of how busy it is, if any new...
Forum: Foo
06-08-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 416
Posted By skidder

Death Valley for the rest of this week. It'll be...

Death Valley for the rest of this week. It'll be 120F this weekend, but only 10% humidity:

7-Day Forecast 36.45N 116.87W (weather.gov)...
Forum: Foo
06-07-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 416
Posted By skidder

76F here in Southern California 3 miles inland...

76F here in Southern California 3 miles inland from the coast. The humidity is a little higher than normal today which is making it uncomfortable, but I'll 'soldier' through it. ;) Its forecast to...
06-07-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,952
Posted By skidder

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see...

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see what the manufacturer has imprinted on it. Currently running 700x32 tires and I pump them up to the recommended 80 psi max. I used to run 700x28 that...
Forum: Foo
06-01-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,836
Posted By skidder

Southern California checking in. Bought regular...

Southern California checking in. Bought regular unleaded this past Sunday for $5.69/gallon at a World Oil station (large independent refiner here in So Cal). There are a few stations that are...
Forum: Foo
05-31-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By skidder

I'll put a different spin on this topic by...

I'll put a different spin on this topic by listing my least-favorite, and that's Nike. Their shoe models all seem to be built on a really narrow mold. All the rest of the brands fit fine in the...
Forum: Foo
05-29-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 173,928
Posted By skidder

Universal Soldier. Original by Buffy Saint-Marie...

Universal Soldier. Original by Buffy Saint-Marie

(52) The Universal Soldier - YouTube

(52) Universal Soldier - YouTube


(52) Buffy Sainte Marie - "Universal Soldier" - YouTube
Forum: Foo
05-25-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By skidder

Me too!

Me too!
05-23-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By skidder

The 'commuter' line, the Surfliner, only goes as...

The 'commuter' line, the Surfliner, only goes as far as San Luis Obispo, so you'll be taking the Coast Starlight train. That's considered a long distance train so you'll have to pack your bicycle...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 173,928
Posted By skidder

Covers of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living...

Covers of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York":

(51) Everything But The Girl ‎ The Only Living Boy In New York - YouTube

(51) "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Simon &...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By skidder

What if Weber through in a nice, tasty Big Kahuna...

What if Weber through in a nice, tasty Big Kahuna Burger for your trouble? Would that help?

https://brobible.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pulp_fiction-samuel_l_jackson-burger.jpg?quality=90&w=650
05-21-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By skidder

Not only bike riding, but keep an eye on what you...

Not only bike riding, but keep an eye on what you are eating, too. Try cutting down or out on hi-calorie/hi-fats snack foods, watch that you don't always eat high-calorie meals (fast food, BBQ...
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By skidder

I know a guy, kind of hard to get hold of, you...

I know a guy, kind of hard to get hold of, you usually need a referral from one of his 'associates'. His name is Corleone, everyone calls him 'Don'. He'll make you an offer you can't refuse.
...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By skidder

We never did anything randomly like that. ...

We never did anything randomly like that. There's a section in the ICC fire code's first chapter that allows for variations, I think its called 'Other Means & Methods'. Basically, if a...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 531
Posted By skidder

What caliber? ;)

What caliber? ;)
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By skidder

I worked for a fire department for a while as an...

I worked for a fire department for a while as an admin employee doing fire sprinkler and fire alarm inspections, plus data tracking of fires and 'hazmat' stuff. The admin staff was OK (even the...
05-18-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,949
Posted By skidder

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? ...

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? And does it correspond to the number on what you purchased? Go to the FedEx website and you should be able to enter that and see if the charges are...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By skidder

I've worked a few jobs that were commissioned...

I've worked a few jobs that were commissioned sales. Management had to be on top of things at all times in those organizations. If they let down their guard the ethical standards would quickly...
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 531
Posted By skidder

A lot of newer cars with those 'hands-off' remote...

A lot of newer cars with those 'hands-off' remote FOBs have the same problem. Thieves can sit in a car in a parking lot and pick up signals when an owner drives in, then go over and enter the car...
05-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By skidder

I'd suggest you NOT ride when in Southern...

I'd suggest you NOT ride when in Southern California (or the USA in general). Its going to be an expensive holiday for you, so use your time here to see the sites. As for bicycle riding and keeping...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,141
Posted By skidder

Its an old thread, but its interesting enough to...

Its an old thread, but its interesting enough to bring back to life. Here's the famous 'Water Tower House' in Sunset Beach, Southern California (between Long Beach and Huntington Beach). IT was...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By skidder

If you come across any extra water could you send...

If you come across any extra water could you send it here to Southern California? We're going to be drier than popcorn farts and twice-burnt-toast this summer. Only 10 inches of rain in Los Angeles...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,601
Posted By skidder

Thanks for the replies? I guess as the OP I...

Thanks for the replies? I guess as the OP I should chime in.

I'm going with the T-Mobile 5G box and getting rid of expensive cable service. One of my co-workers has one and he's had no issues...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By skidder

Isn't 2017 about the time that 'adventure...

Isn't 2017 about the time that 'adventure cycling' and 'bikepacking' style touring became popular? vs traditional touring bicycles that looked like more robust touring bicycles? (Trek 520, Surly...
05-08-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,367
Posted By skidder

For comparison purposes: I also live in Southern...

For comparison purposes: I also live in Southern California and am about 2.5 miles inland from the beach. No problems with corrosion on my steel-framed bike or my 3 aluminium-framed bicycles. I...
05-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By skidder

Try a fabric or crafts store. There's a Joann's...

Try a fabric or crafts store. There's a Joann's Fabrics & Crafts store down the street from me that has a whole bunch of different sizes of plastic buckles. Michaels or Hobby Lobby might have them,...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,964
Posted By skidder

Under $4/gallon? that's a sweet deal. The...

Under $4/gallon? that's a sweet deal. The discount stations here in my area of Southern California got down to $5.19/gallon a few weeks ago, it inched up to $5.25 on Thursday. Some of the pricer...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By skidder

I thought Cino de Mayo was a celebration of Jose...

I thought Cino de Mayo was a celebration of Jose Cuervo's birthday and the discovery of tequila. :D
05-04-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,449
Posted By skidder

The big gates along the southern stretch (Katella...

The big gates along the southern stretch (Katella to the beach) were also closed, I presumed that was to keep homeless folks with trailers full of junk from coming on to it. The narrower...
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By skidder

No surprise, its Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. And...

No surprise, its Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. And Cinco to-Morrow the day-after-that, and Saturday, and Sunday. Cerveza will be in short supply this weekend, so get it NOW!
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By skidder

Check with T-Mobile and see if they still offer a...

Check with T-Mobile and see if they still offer a monthly 'international' plan for Euro-travel. Pre-pandemic they used to charge you $50 USA/month to authorize your phone for the European Deutch...
04-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,047
Posted By skidder

I don't do gravel, MTB, or cyclocross, but I had...

I don't do gravel, MTB, or cyclocross, but I had a retinal tear just before the COVID pandemic began. I noticed a sudden batch of 'floaters' in my right eye, went to my Primary physician, who...
Forum: Foo
04-29-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,601
Posted By skidder

Anyone use a 5G Wireless internet connections?

Cell phone companies are starting to advertise these in my area (Los Angeles), wondering if anyone has signed up for one and how well does it work? Basically a 'box' that sits on a...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,265
Posted By skidder

I run my front light in blinky mode, but its not...

I run my front light in blinky mode, but its not that bright and its pointed down towards the road about 10 yards in front of me. The neighborhoods I ride in after dark have great street lighting,...
04-23-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,304
Posted By skidder

I've seen that happen, but not with bicycles. I...

I've seen that happen, but not with bicycles. I was recently at a local lawnmower repair shop and the owner had (literally!) 200+ old mowers in his rear yard. Seems folks bring in the old ones, he...
04-23-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 827
Posted By skidder

I'll second this suggestion. A bicycle mechanic...

I'll second this suggestion. A bicycle mechanic can only test it on a repair stand or in the paring lot of the shop, which is probably not the 'real world conditions you are encountering. Not...
Forum: Foo
04-23-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By skidder

With this one you can have your cake and listen...

With this one you can have your cake and listen to it, too!

https://www.covermesongs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Let-It-Bleed-500x500.jpg
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