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12-16-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,384
Posted By BenzFanatic

During my teens I had oddly odorous feet. After...

During my teens I had oddly odorous feet. After trying sprays and powders I came up with a homemade bag of aquarium charcoal small enough to fit in the shoe and have airflow around it (cheesecloth,)...
06-13-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm up to date, but I am still running XP, lol,...

I'm up to date, but I am still running XP, lol, so maybe therein lies the problem.
06-12-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By BenzFanatic

It says version 35.0.1916.153 m. It's working...

It says version 35.0.1916.153 m. It's working right now. Seems to be intermittent.
06-12-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By BenzFanatic

Problems with Google Chrome opening the site.

Most of the time when I try to go to the forum from Chrome I get this error message:
ERROR

"The requested URL could not be retrieved

The following error was encountered while trying to...
Forum: Triathlon
08-19-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By BenzFanatic

Pretty nuts. I wonder if TSA is going to show up...

Pretty nuts. I wonder if TSA is going to show up when she reaches land and do a full body cavity search.
05-26-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,490
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's ridiculously cool. It's awesome when kids...

That's ridiculously cool. It's awesome when kids get so passionate about something that isn't destructive or pointless. Envious.
Forum: Touring
05-21-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,482
Posted By BenzFanatic

"hobo meals!"

"hobo meals!"
05-19-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By BenzFanatic

Very cool. It's always nice to connect with the...

Very cool. It's always nice to connect with the elderly, especially in this day and age when it seems the generations are growing further and further apart, and when it's something you're both very...
Forum: Touring
05-19-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By BenzFanatic

In college dorms I just used flip flops, but if...

In college dorms I just used flip flops, but if you van get over the goofy looks water shoes are pretty great and versatile. I'm guessing body glove is probably the best manufacturer of those
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,439
Posted By BenzFanatic

Someone said in another thread and I'm starting...

Someone said in another thread and I'm starting to agree with them, that straps are better. If you can get a bungee net or chord tight enough it will hold it fine, but with a decent amount of weight...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,362
Posted By BenzFanatic

Remember to keep your prescription with you......

Remember to keep your prescription with you... It's unlikely to be a problem but the police's ignorance is unpredictable.
05-15-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By BenzFanatic

I can see their reservations, walking a trail...

I can see their reservations, walking a trail with bikes is so much more dangerous than with a 1000 lb 6ft+ tall animal. And if you crash into a horse it's likely to cause a several horse pileup, and...
Forum: Touring
05-15-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By BenzFanatic

I had a short lived career taking cars from...

I had a short lived career taking cars from trains to trucks where there was a 12 to 15% grade... congrats, you are as powerful, maybe moreso, than a prius. :D
Forum: Touring
05-15-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,478
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm new here so I especially don't want to offend...

I'm new here so I especially don't want to offend anybody, but encouraging this kid to take a cross country tour by himself is down right irresponsible. We all need to remember that 16 is not what...
05-13-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By BenzFanatic

It looks like from the reviews they don't hold...

It looks like from the reviews they don't hold air, but I felt one at the LBS and it feels pretty squishy... It might only be a good option for very lightweight riders.
05-13-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've been wondering about these types....

I've been wondering about these types. http://www.amazon.com/Bell-No-Mor-Flats-Bike-Inner/dp/B001UGAJYA

Anyone have experience with those?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,307
Posted By BenzFanatic

249998249999 Just pick up a fifth of Seagram's...

249998249999
Just pick up a fifth of Seagram's ;)
Forum: Touring
05-12-12, 04:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,745
Posted By BenzFanatic

From what I've seen most are in the $600 range,...

From what I've seen most are in the $600 range, but they go from $400 on up. But yea, it would hurt my Dutch ancestors to know something that expensive is most likely going to go unused... I just...
Forum: Touring
05-12-12, 03:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,745
Posted By BenzFanatic

enough with the gun debate, the OP already stated...

enough with the gun debate, the OP already stated her intentions and a moderator already posted a warning. take it to the politics forum.
Forum: Touring
05-11-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,955
Posted By BenzFanatic

I haven't done any touring, but I have found when...

I haven't done any touring, but I have found when the weight on the front is so high up, it will make things a little squirrely.
05-11-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By BenzFanatic

I googled the "crew" and it's Rockford, Illinois,...

I googled the "crew" and it's Rockford, Illinois, as I suspected. Didn't realize there was good biking going on up there. Good to know.
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,745
Posted By BenzFanatic

Definitely some good advice here. Plan your route...

Definitely some good advice here. Plan your route very carefully would be my best advice besides what has been said. For instance, if you're going through IL, stay completely away from st. louis....
05-10-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,126
Posted By BenzFanatic

I haven't been a member here long, but it seems...

I haven't been a member here long, but it seems this happens with all the forums. Things start off in good nature, and then some unsavory characters join, people realize they can rant and say...
05-08-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,707
Posted By BenzFanatic

I would not doubt it. I have been blinded by...

I would not doubt it. I have been blinded by powerful blinking LED's on more than one occasion, almost hitting a biker in the process once... though I am more susceptible to it since I have vision...
05-08-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,627
Posted By BenzFanatic

Were you there, watching and reading minds? Were...

Were you there, watching and reading minds? Were you that cop?. A cop isn't going to call more witnesses for him to commit a wrongful act. Cops call for backup because they're taught not to...
05-08-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,627
Posted By BenzFanatic

There is no second page.... all on one page. ...

There is no second page.... all on one page.
http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=701
05-08-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,627
Posted By BenzFanatic

Of course standing up for your rights is a good...

Of course standing up for your rights is a good thing... when it helps. It's usually beneficial to only assert your rights when you actually need to. For instance, if you use your right not to have a...
05-08-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,627
Posted By BenzFanatic

No need to be patronizing... there is no need to...

No need to be patronizing... there is no need to call an attorney for a simple traffic stop. It does nothing but slow the process and make you look like you're trying to assert your rights, which...
05-08-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,627
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm inclined to think, based on the writer's...

I'm inclined to think, based on the writer's demeanor, that he was likely less polite with the officer than he claims. His mistake was calling his attorney wife, nothing pisses a cop off more than a...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,853
Posted By BenzFanatic

Buy a $30 wahl beard trimmer on Amazon. It's what...

Buy a $30 wahl beard trimmer on Amazon. It's what I bought when I didn't want to replace my last $120 electric razor that crapped out on me. I've had it for over a year and that's all I use to shave....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By BenzFanatic

Looks really cool. When I was a kid they were...

Looks really cool. When I was a kid they were trying to get all futuristic with the bikes, now they're going back to the way they should be. Is it weird that I'm a bit jealous of a little girl?
05-05-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By BenzFanatic

MacGyver would be proud

MacGyver would be proud
Forum: Touring
05-05-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,207
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm thinking about picking up a couple of these...

I'm thinking about picking up a couple of these since they're so cheap. I'm sure they'd crap out in cold weather... and you can make your own support for a pot pretty easily. But $15 for a 4 oz...
Forum: Touring
05-05-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,207
Posted By BenzFanatic

Oh yea one thing I don't think anyone has...

Oh yea one thing I don't think anyone has mentioned, some aluminum foil. You get to camp after a hard ride, cut up a potato and part of an onion, maybe a little butter or OO, some veggies if you have...
Forum: Touring
05-04-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,207
Posted By BenzFanatic

I might add a collapsible water bucket, but it's...

I might add a collapsible water bucket, but it's not a necessity. They do come in handy though. I always bring a little free-standing grate when camping(haven't toured yet), which will save you ...
Forum: Touring
05-04-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By BenzFanatic

Check out Google Navigation or Waze. I'd assume...

Check out Google Navigation or Waze. I'd assume at least google is international, but they're both free so it can't hurt to try right?
05-04-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,294
Posted By BenzFanatic

check out bikehacks.com. Tons of DIY panniers. I...

check out bikehacks.com. Tons of DIY panniers. I think my favorite is the one made with kitty litter buckets.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By BenzFanatic

Oh I believe you. The guy was actually in a kayak...

Oh I believe you. The guy was actually in a kayak too, I misspoke. I have had similar experiences, but not in a kayak. On more than one occasion I've had them steal bread I was using as fish bait....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By BenzFanatic

Ahh, I actually just re-read the article. He was...

Ahh, I actually just re-read the article. He was part of a company that got rid of geese, but in this case it was a swan that attacked him. He was just checking up on them. And yes he was wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By BenzFanatic

The canadian geese are such a nuisance around...

The canadian geese are such a nuisance around here. One man recently was pushed into a pond by one and drowned. That's not to say that their young aren't cute of course.

I worked at a country...
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By BenzFanatic

Great journal. You are so lucky with the weather...

Great journal. You are so lucky with the weather you caught. It's been crap for the past month straight practically. Looks like it was a blast. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,127
Posted By BenzFanatic

That looks nice! I just remembered that my army...

That looks nice! I just remembered that my army pup tent has a mosquito net that could be a life saver for anyone who just uses a tarp and/or sleeping bag. Something to look into if you like going au...
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,127
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've done it a few times, and it's nice getting a...

I've done it a few times, and it's nice getting a little more in touch with nature or whatever, but bugs and rain are my two biggest annoyances while camping, and a tent solves both. Plus I had a...
Forum: Touring
04-26-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,949
Posted By BenzFanatic

40 pounds is pretty sparse... not to mention the...

40 pounds is pretty sparse... not to mention the rack itself is 2.7. My topeak is almost half that and has a capacity of 55, and is half the price. The blackburn looks smaller too..What accounts for...
04-26-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By BenzFanatic

Thanks. I'll probably just pick up some...

Thanks. I'll probably just pick up some powerlinks for emergencies, but I could see something like that coming in handy in a pinch.
04-26-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By BenzFanatic

Nice. Did you just find that little barrel or did...

Nice. Did you just find that little barrel or did you drill it from a solid piece?
04-26-12, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By BenzFanatic

Yea it's an 8 speed. I'm just going to pick up...

Yea it's an 8 speed. I'm just going to pick up another sram today and try and find another use for the too short chain. Anyone here young enough to remember the computer game road rash? ;)
Forum: Touring
04-25-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By BenzFanatic

^That is why I decided against buying a road bike...

^That is why I decided against buying a road bike instead of just fixing up my mountain bike to be a tourer. I don't know how some people survive with small tires on bad roads.
04-25-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've heard several times that technically deer...

I've heard several times that technically deer are the most dangerous animal in the US, I'm surprised they don't have a statistic for that. I'd bet they account for a good portion of the car...
Forum: Touring
04-25-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By BenzFanatic

I too thought it was going to be a busted by the...

I too thought it was going to be a busted by the cops for camping thing... You have made me think twice about a trailer though. Do you think it would have been better if it were two wheeled?
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