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Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By skidder

RIP. . Yeah, that's sad, but at least him, Billy...

RIP. . Yeah, that's sad, but at least him, Billy and Frank put out a lot of good music. You've got to realize we'll all pass away someday. Even Keith Richards will die . . . . eventually.

(46)...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,338
Posted By skidder

Not so much the vocals, but I love the...

Not so much the vocals, but I love the instrumental parts of this song; a little slow, as blues should be played. Add to it Jimi's 'timbre'/'touch' on the guitar, the easy-going, relaxed sound he...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,338
Posted By skidder

A little country diddy from Poco/Jim Messina: ...

A little country diddy from Poco/Jim Messina:

(38) Follow your dreams - Poco - YouTube

A little more up-tempo from Patti Smith:

(38) Patti Smith- People Have the Power - YouTube
...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 722
Posted By skidder

Congratulations! You're now free of the 'Dark...

Congratulations! You're now free of the 'Dark Force's' bondage. Go forth and enjoy your new-found freedom to engage with real people and things!
07-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By skidder

Most days its not a problem going out first thing...

Most days its not a problem going out first thing in the morning for a 20-30 mile ride. However, I keep a big bottle of strong home-brewed tea in the refrigerator. When I first get up in the...
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By skidder

I've got my tin-foil hat right here next to me....

I've got my tin-foil hat right here next to me. :thumb:

Virgin Galactic launched their space plane this morning with passengers (including owner Richard Branson) so it can't be too strong of a...
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By skidder

In the early 2000s I worked at a Chevy dealer and...

In the early 2000s I worked at a Chevy dealer and it was well known they put crap tires on all the new cars**. That's one of the main reasons a lot of car dealerships have gotten into the tire...
07-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,224
Posted By skidder

You're going to trade that nice 15-20mph breeze...

You're going to trade that nice 15-20mph breeze you make while riding for increased aerodynamics? Not sure that would be a good idea in the summertime. Crosswinds might be a concern with all the...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By skidder

If you really want to see brand consolidation...

If you really want to see brand consolidation then investigate who-owns-what in the worldwide automotive industry. China bought Volvo a few years ago, Fiat-Chrysler is partnered with Peugot (and...
06-29-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By skidder

Yo dawg, ya got sumpthin' to say!

Yo dawg, ya got sumpthin' to say!
06-27-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,902
Posted By skidder

Red/Black 'splash' tape. Really good match with...

Red/Black 'splash' tape. Really good match with the bike and Ridley logo colors, might also go good with the beige sidewalls on the tires (although all-black would look even better). :thumb:
06-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By skidder

Nice. Everyone needs a bicycle like that,...

Nice. Everyone needs a bicycle like that, something to use for running errands, beach cruising, whatever. Since its got 26" wheels you could probably find some cheap street tires that are puncture...
Forum: Foo
06-19-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,447
Posted By skidder

You could try visiting Death Valley National...

You could try visiting Death Valley National Park. Not very many people there at all this time of year, but it is a little warm (127F this past Wednesday)
06-19-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,070
Posted By skidder

Depends how you define 'quality.' I use the...

Depends how you define 'quality.' I use the standard water bottles found in bike shops, Walmart, REI, and other similar places. I don't particularly like the drinking methodology necessary while...
06-16-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,272
Posted By skidder

Social Security and working: Check out he SS...

Social Security and working: Check out he SS website. FWIR you can work up to a maximum number of hours per year and still get your full SS benefits; IIRC I believe its 50% of full-time. And...
06-14-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,947
Posted By skidder

You don't train for a marathon by running a...

You don't train for a marathon by running a marathon every day.
06-12-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 721,346
Posted By skidder

I've got two road bikes that were set up like...

I've got two road bikes that were set up like that above picture. I'm always on the top of the bar or the hoods, and have not had a problem with it, even on the hills around my area. I did change...
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 880
Posted By skidder

If you had a lot of recent rain, or if there's a...

If you had a lot of recent rain, or if there's a nearby river/creek with mud, then your home's wall is prime real estate for swallows to set up housekeeping. Swallows are quire social birds, so that...
Forum: Foo
06-07-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By skidder

For the unfamiliar: (2) Slipknot - Unsainted...

For the unfamiliar:

(2) Slipknot - Unsainted [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube

They even did it on Jimmy Kimmel's show:

(2) All out life and UNSAINTED slipknot live Jimmy Kimmel 2019 PROSHOT -...
06-05-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By skidder

When I turned 60 I did a 60km (40 mile) ride. ...

When I turned 60 I did a 60km (40 mile) ride. I'd just finished getting my medications adjusted to a proper level for a heart arrythmia condition that developed about 4 months earlier, and had...
Forum: Foo
05-31-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By skidder

I remember seeing Nicki Sixx a few times here in...

I remember seeing Nicki Sixx a few times here in the L.A. area when he was the bass player in a surf band called Jon and the Nightriders. They were one of the better groups of musicians at that time,...
Forum: Foo
05-31-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,561
Posted By skidder

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

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Is that conspiracy theory of alumina chemtrails produced by airplanes flying at high altitude...
Forum: Foo
05-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 150,448
Posted By skidder

Pleasant Valley Sunday. Carole King's 'demo' of...

Pleasant Valley Sunday. Carole King's 'demo' of the song she wrote with Gerry Goffin:

(1) Carole King - Pleasant Valley Sunday (1966 Demo) - YouTube

and the cover that went BIG!:

(1) The...
05-30-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,411
Posted By skidder

Nope, I just chase rainbows. Tricky, elusive...

Nope, I just chase rainbows. Tricky, elusive buggers that I can never seem to catch.
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By skidder

The Indy Speedway has an interior 'road' course...

The Indy Speedway has an interior 'road' course with left/right/technical turns and uses some of the main oval and the Indy pits. They had an Indy car race there last month on that course. IF...
Forum: Foo
05-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,722
Views: 174,827
Posted By skidder

Not sure if this was posted earlier? WTH, good...

Not sure if this was posted earlier? WTH, good stuff so no harm in a re-post. From 1989:

(1) Living Colour - Cult Of Personality (Official Video) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
05-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By skidder

22 miles on the local MUP at dawn, keeping the...

22 miles on the local MUP at dawn, keeping the pace elevated so I got a good workout. It's Friday, I've got the day off, so a good day to hop on the uncrowded local MUP at 5AM before the weekend...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By skidder

I'm not as old as Mr. Zimmerman, but I bet he's...

I'm not as old as Mr. Zimmerman, but I bet he's got the same outlook at his age as I do at mine:

(12) Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed - YouTube

(from "The Wonder Boys". Won the Oscar for best...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By skidder

Hah! I remember those days. My bro' and I went...

Hah! I remember those days. My bro' and I went to see Queen and the Rolling Stones about two months apart back in the late 1970s, and we came home reeking of marijuana smoke (we weren't smoking it,...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,969
Posted By skidder

Folks go on tours with everything from Walmart...

Folks go on tours with everything from Walmart bicycles to custom-made steel framed wonderbikes. As long as the 'hardware' is maintained and used within its design constraints, it'll work fine.
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,108
Posted By skidder

Ditto. Only exception is I've never tried...

Ditto. Only exception is I've never tried clipless, I just never saw it as an advantage for me, only something that complicates the bicycling experience. The ability to hop on and off a bicycle...
Forum: Foo
05-19-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 36,242
Posted By skidder

(12) Meth Smokin' Woman (Official Music Video) -...

(12) Meth Smokin' Woman (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
05-19-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,427
Posted By skidder

We got notified today that its back to regular...

We got notified today that its back to regular office hours starting June 1st. We're currently doing 'every other day' as a work-from-home situation. For me it'll be nice to get back to the office;...
05-18-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By skidder

Reading through this thread I'm wondering if...

Reading through this thread I'm wondering if putting 26" wheels on a bike originally designed for 700c or 27" wheels; that'll drop the BB down a little. Might not effect things on the...
05-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,900
Posted By skidder

The old saying: "If the doctor doesn't agree...

The old saying: "If the doctor doesn't agree with your opinion, find one who does" applies here. I'm about you age, take one med for an arythmia heart condition, and my cardiologist encourages me...
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By skidder

Its not that simple to cheat at the drag races. ...

Its not that simple to cheat at the drag races. NHRA requires participants to buy their fuel at the track from a contracted vendor. After the races a sample of the remaining fuel in a car's tank is...
Forum: Foo
05-11-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By skidder

Tough to pick one, but probably go with David...

Tough to pick one, but probably go with David Byrne. Interesting multi-dimensional artistic talent, and those Talking Heads albums rocked! I did meet him once walking on the street in Hollywood in...
Forum: Foo
05-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By skidder

(29) Casablanca gambling? I'm shocked! - YouTube

(29) Casablanca gambling? I'm shocked! - YouTube
05-06-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,814
Posted By skidder

Did someone say 'pie?' :) Those guys on the...

Did someone say 'pie?' :)

Those guys on the spendy bikes with matching kit don't bother me except when individually or a group racing down the local MUP, taking up the entire path with no regard...
Forum: Foo
05-05-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By skidder

I'm partial to Iron Maiden and Motorhead myself,...

I'm partial to Iron Maiden and Motorhead myself, maybe some Metallica in the mix. Wouldn't be a bad idea to throw in some old Ian Dury for variety, too! :D (see post #5 above)
05-01-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 99,131
Posted By skidder

I rode the SART from the beach to the Stadium...

I rode the SART from the beach to the Stadium area (Katella Ave) and back on Friday morning. IT was a clear morning, none of the usual morning overcast skies, so I got up before dawn and got on the...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By skidder

I was thinking it might be better to wait until...

I was thinking it might be better to wait until fall, see if we have another COVID outbreak over the summer from all the vacationers, beach-goers, crowds at the theme parks and rock concerts. I'm...
04-26-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,694
Posted By skidder

I live in the Greater Los Angeles suburban...

I live in the Greater Los Angeles suburban wasteland and we have coyotes wandering the neighborhoods. Plenty of pets, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, birds, fruits and vegetables for them to feed on....
Forum: Foo
04-25-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By skidder

inoculation? ...

inoculation?

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Forum: Foo
04-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By skidder

I've got a Steamroller, bought it used and it was...

I've got a Steamroller, bought it used and it was from the era when they sold it as a complete build, not just the frame/fork combo they sell today. Mine is set up as a single speed (never have...
Forum: Foo
04-17-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By skidder

Ditto most of what Chewybrian says above. But...

Ditto most of what Chewybrian says above. But your situation should determine what you do. In my case I wanted to make sure I had the mortgage paid off before I retire. I refi'd in 2008, stuck...
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,473
Posted By skidder

I got "Pfizer'd" in February and March. The day...

I got "Pfizer'd" in February and March. The day after the first dose i had a mild headache all day long (and I never get headaches), the day after the second dose I had a weird 'flushed' sensation...
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,473
Posted By skidder

Maybe we all better avoid the Hondo, Texas area...

Maybe we all better avoid the Hondo, Texas area the next few days just in case you have a bad reaction to the vaccine: ;)

(12) Iconic Wolfman Transformation Scene | An American Werewolf In London...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By skidder

I highly suggest visiting Yosemite NP (Yosemite...

I highly suggest visiting Yosemite NP (Yosemite Valley for most) in the fall. Far fewer people, animals will start coming back into the Valley, the only negative is the waterfalls won't be flowing...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,444
Posted By skidder

I hope you're not expecting to ride along the...

I hope you're not expecting to ride along the California coast from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay. Hwy 1 in that area (along the coast) had a landslide not too long ago (another landslide!) that wiped...
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