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03-02-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By skidder

Its The Force, you can't escape it. Try coming...

Its The Force, you can't escape it. Try coming over and joining all of us on the Dark Side. ;)?
...
02-16-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,204
Posted By skidder

You mean this guy?: ...

You mean this guy?:

https://static.wonderfulunion.net/groundctrl/clients/andrew_dice_clay/media/02/00/images/assets/large.v4yeA61r-S-gUma2FlXYKtLwwaeqav3QiU74roFADQA.jpg
02-11-24, 10:37 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,240
Posted By skidder

Traffic didn't seem lighter than usual during the...

Traffic didn't seem lighter than usual during the game, at least the first half when I was outside doing some errands.

Fun fact: There was a myth back in the 1970s-1980s that the sewer systems...
01-15-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,086
Posted By skidder

I'm a 'pro' contractor (licensed electrician). ...

I'm a 'pro' contractor (licensed electrician). Does that count? ;)
01-04-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,540
Posted By skidder

It is kind of boring, but it'll take you by Angel...

It is kind of boring, but it'll take you by Angel Stadium and the Honda Center and some interesting neighborhoods. The 'inland' portion ends at Green River park/golf course, but there is a way to...
12-30-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,352
Posted By skidder

Sorry, I can't help you. I've never had one of...

Sorry, I can't help you. I've never had one of those things you call a "spouse."
12-26-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,376
Posted By skidder

Did about 30 miles starting at around...

Did about 30 miles starting at around zero-dark-thirty in the morning when there was practically NO cars on the roads, transitioned to the local MUP when the first light of dawn popped up, and rolled...
12-20-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,731
Posted By skidder

I'd say skip the nutritional nonsense and just...

I'd say skip the nutritional nonsense and just keep eating a regular healthy diet. As for the soreness I'm thinking its just normal as you start working out, so either take rest days or start with a...
12-03-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,705
Posted By skidder

Once I get up to speed and don't have to slow...

Once I get up to speed and don't have to slow down very much ts usually leaning into the turn. At slow speed its turn the handlebars as required with both hands. Is this something the OP finds...
12-02-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By skidder

Why . . . . . not?

(Why . . . . . do folks make a post with an incomplete title?)
11-30-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By skidder

100% compliant with both meds. Just prescription...

100% compliant with both meds. Just prescription meds, no OTC 'snake oils' advertised on TV or the web as cure-alls for any number of aliments.
11-29-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,510
Posted By skidder

Its probably related to my viewing preferences on...

Its probably related to my viewing preferences on the web, but I get a lot on news stories about businesses large and small getting hacked for ransom or just by mischief makers. Really disturbing...
11-28-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,145
Posted By skidder

Solo, haven't ridden with anyone else in years. ...

Solo, haven't ridden with anyone else in years. I go out and ride on my own schedule on a 'frankenbike' that I put together by myself, or a single-speed. I'm not concerned with how I look in a...
11-26-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,367
Posted By skidder

I'll second that, I was there in the 1990s. GO!

I'll second that, I was there in the 1990s. GO!
11-25-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By skidder

Never made it to Boy Scouts as I got kicked out...

Never made it to Boy Scouts as I got kicked out of Cub Scouts for making home-made fireworks and sky-rockets. I guess they didn't appreciate our self-acquired knowledge of chemistry and physics back...
11-23-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,958
Posted By skidder

Mostly related to my retirement at the end of...

Mostly related to my retirement at the end of 2022. Now I can ride the local MUP weekdays and its amazingly uncrowded and quiet during that timeframe. There are some utilities along the MUP so...
11-23-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,826
Posted By skidder

Lots of bike lanes in my area, lots of e-bikes,...

Lots of bike lanes in my area, lots of e-bikes, too. As for bike lanes on streets I'd say they are underused relative to the number of bicycles/e-bikes, as a lot of folks ride on the sidewalks. ...
11-18-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By skidder

No riding or any 'heavy exertion' today, I got...

No riding or any 'heavy exertion' today, I got the new COVID vax and the RSV vax yesterday. Same reaction as previous vaccinations - the day after the vaccinations I get to feeling a bit 'flush'...
11-09-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By skidder

PVC for me stands for polyvinyl chloride. What's...

PVC for me stands for polyvinyl chloride. What's your definition of that acronym in the context you are using it?
11-09-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By skidder

Can you post a picture of the headbadge, the...

Can you post a picture of the headbadge, the numbers stamped on them were quite small, and the numbers were sometimes stamped just below the headbadge and above the headset's lower crown race. That...
11-04-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,993
Posted By skidder

Fall is the season for tarantula breeding and...

Fall is the season for tarantula breeding and they do swarm out of their ug dens and cover the roads/trails in some areas of California. On my more suburban area MUP I see a lot of rabbits coming...
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,609
Posted By skidder

Not necessarily. I remember the first one I did...

Not necessarily. I remember the first one I did was an overnighter with a friend on our old Schwinn Varsity & Continental bikes using duffel bags and backpacks. IT was about 30 miles one way to a...
10-08-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,091
Posted By skidder

It all depends on what sells in the market in...

It all depends on what sells in the market in your area; if customers are not coming in and asking for a touring bike on a regular basis, nor buying them, the shop won't invest the $$$ to have them...
09-29-23, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By skidder

Been there, done that. Once I had a wheel that...

Been there, done that. Once I had a wheel that was just slightly going out-of-round, it spun great on a repair stand, but when I was on the bicycle weighing it down it would rub against a brake pad...
09-24-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,889
Posted By skidder

I won't comment of a specific bicycle model, but...

I won't comment of a specific bicycle model, but if you like bigger tires than 'roadie' sizes, try to find something that will take the 700 x 35 size - nice balance between narrow, hi-pressure road...
09-18-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By skidder

Could be a multitude of things. Resting it for...

Could be a multitude of things. Resting it for 11 days and no improvement I'd see a doctor. Could be orthopaedic, might also be nerve related, possibly pressure on the sciatic nerve running down...
09-17-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By skidder

He retired from being the police chief for the...

He retired from being the police chief for the City of Bell in (Southern) California in 2009. Not that it has anything to do with this horrible crime, but 2009 is when the City of Bell had a huge...
09-17-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By skidder

I could guess that its been a change in societal...

I could guess that its been a change in societal behavior in the last 30 years, from one of responsibility to one on entitlement, that's been caused by very effective advertising and marketing. And...
09-14-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,380
Posted By skidder

It's that little things that count. If the frame...

It's that little things that count. If the frame doesn't have braze-ons to attach a rear rack, at least two water bottles in the frame triangle, and (optional) attachment points on the fork for a...
09-03-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By skidder

FWIW: Loma Linda, California was founded by...

FWIW: Loma Linda, California was founded by Seventh Day Adventists, and still has a high concentration of those faithful in the community. That religion promotes a vegetarian/kosher-based diet.
08-30-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,064
Posted By skidder

"So is this considered a Zone 2 or Zone 3...

"So is this considered a Zone 2 or Zone 3 workout?"

"Better clean my chain after this ride."

"Sure am glad I used Frame Saver in this build"
08-25-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,908
Posted By skidder

By pure voodoo, a true 'dark force' that descends...

By pure voodoo, a true 'dark force' that descends upon us every time we want to turn so we can overcome the forces of good that try to steer us straight ahead to keep us on the centerline in the...
08-20-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By skidder

I live in Orange County, California. Sometimes I...

I live in Orange County, California. Sometimes I think its called 'Orange' County due to the never-ending cycle of construction projects constricting the roadways (and MUPs) and being marked off...
08-09-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By skidder

Looks good for what you'll use it for. Plenty of...

Looks good for what you'll use it for. Plenty of room for bigger tires on it when the current ones wear out (at least that would be my preference).
08-08-23, 04:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,936
Posted By skidder

A great cost-effective option for that MTB/roadie...

A great cost-effective option for that MTB/roadie you want to convert to a utility/commuter bicycle. No need to put a costly set of shifters/brifters on one of those bicycles.

The old screw-on...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
Posted By skidder

If you're just commuting and not carrying a lot...

If you're just commuting and not carrying a lot of weight maybe try a seatpost rack? They simple attache to the exposed seatpost, there are no struts going down from the rack to be attached to...
08-05-23, 05:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,705
Posted By skidder

I could never come up with a good reason to go...

I could never come up with a good reason to go clipless. Maybe I could get a little more speed, but being in my mid-60s what's the use? I'm comfortable with my current set-up of flat pedals and...
08-03-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,202
Posted By skidder

Temps and humidity were both above normal here in...

Temps and humidity were both above normal here in Southern California this past week. Up near 90F in mid-afternoon (mid-70ish in the morning) and humidity up in the 70% range made it muggy and...
07-31-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By skidder

I've been riding in the weekday...

I've been riding in the weekday early-morning-darkness for 30+ years. Very few cars/trucks on the road, and those that are out there seem to drive in straight lines and obey traffic laws much better...
07-25-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,371
Posted By skidder

I'm just a plain tap water guy. I sometimes like...

I'm just a plain tap water guy. I sometimes like to squirt a little on my face/arms during warm weather rides, and doing that with a mixed drink wouldn't work too well. :(
07-23-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By skidder

They're called 'rumble strips' (sometimes 'rumble...

They're called 'rumble strips' (sometimes 'rumble plates'). 30 years ago it was a nice wide shoulder going up-and-down Laguna Canyon Road. Then the Hwy 73 was punched through, the road was slightly...
07-22-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By skidder

Yeah, calorie-use tracking devices can be wildly...

Yeah, calorie-use tracking devices can be wildly different by make and model. It depends on the type of bicycle you're using, speed, hill climbing (or descending), your own metabolism, extra weight...
07-20-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,921
Posted By skidder

^^This^^. I'd add to find a local bicycle shop...

^^This^^. I'd add to find a local bicycle shop in your area with a good selection of saddles and an exchange program so you can try one, bring it back after a few rides if its not right and try...
07-09-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By skidder

Nah, I'll stick with good ol' caffeine for my...

Nah, I'll stick with good ol' caffeine for my daily energy "fix".

https://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/2510370.jpg
07-04-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By skidder

This thread needs some bicycle content: ...

This thread needs some bicycle content:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/ea/5c/57ea5c399a32babf5cfeae697b1399a2.jpg
07-03-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By skidder

Since its both tubes in the same approximate area...

Since its both tubes in the same approximate area I'd say you pinched them with your tire levers. When I've had tires blow out the opening is far larger than 1/2", and it was because I used a faulty...
06-26-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,059
Posted By skidder

Don't forget the value of watching Spanish...

Don't forget the value of watching Spanish language television (Univision & Telemundo being the most popular) although both of those are Mexican Spanish, not Espana Spanish. And with regard to...
06-26-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By skidder

You forgot the 'Chain Lube' threads. ;)

You forgot the 'Chain Lube' threads. ;)
06-15-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,443
Posted By skidder

Its not so much the boredom, but the time if I'm...

Its not so much the boredom, but the time if I'm just riding a flat trail or road. I like a route with a few hills on it that I can attack to get a better workout for the same time spent in the...
06-14-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By skidder

If you use the 'travel by bike' feature you can...

If you use the 'travel by bike' feature you can also put the pointer over a spot on the highlighted route and drag it over to a different street to change a section of the route. Google has given me...
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