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Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 140
Posted By indyfabz

If you’re in the Missoula area, stop at the...

If you’re in the Missoula area, stop at the headquarters. They have always been welcoming and helpful. Even used their bike washing facilities once.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 140
Posted By indyfabz

I have noticed this shift in focus. Trails will...

I have noticed this shift in focus. Trails will always be a tiny fraction of great mileage to ride.
10-05-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 9,419
Posted By indyfabz

I’m riding on the escalator of life. When...

I’m riding on the escalator of life.

When I’m really feeling lazy, I take the moving walkways in the airport and stand in the middle to block the path.
10-05-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21
Posted By indyfabz

I really like the second photo. Fun to see an...

I really like the second photo. Fun to see an open road ahead.
10-05-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 9,419
Posted By indyfabz

:rolleyes: Gotta love General.

:rolleyes:

Gotta love General.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 140
Posted By indyfabz

I haven't gotten a deluge of fundraising...

I haven't gotten a deluge of fundraising requests. Just the occasional ones.

Also like Raybo, I am not sure what is meant by politicized.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 286
Posted By indyfabz

Hell's no. As I mentioned, I am at 24x34 right...

Hell's no. As I mentioned, I am at 24x34 right now and wanting to go to 22x34 due to age, etc. High end is 46x11. Yes. The Race Face ring set I got a few years ago has a 46 large ring, not a 48. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

I, like many others, suspected it for a long time.

I, like many others, suspected it for a long time.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 286
Posted By indyfabz

Southern New Jersey and a lot of the Delmarva...

Southern New Jersey and a lot of the Delmarva Peninsula.

I did this over two days last Easter weekend on the way to DE:

Dashboard · Ride with GPS (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38968752)

It...
10-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By indyfabz

I got a few "Great day for a ride!" comments...

I got a few "Great day for a ride!" comments during last month's tour. I don't really mind them. I try to always be nice to locals in the communities I travel through. Even when I am tired and/or...
10-05-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By indyfabz

Shortly before my unsupported X-country+ trip my...

Shortly before my unsupported X-country+ trip my mom said to me: "I don't know why you want to torture yourself like that."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Another if life's nagging questions is finally...

Another if life's nagging questions is finally answered for good:

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/05/1126838591/velma-lesbian-scooby-doo-gay
10-05-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. I remember the first time my FD cable end...

Heh. I remember the first time my FD cable end got bent and was making a "tink" sound every time the crank arm hit it. Drove me crazy. Took me a while to figure out where the noise was coming...
10-05-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By indyfabz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pzCX3dVp4g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pzCX3dVp4g
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

The Great Lakes can produce some testy weather. ...

The Great Lakes can produce some testy weather. I took this photo while riding across the country in 1999. Looks like an ocean, but it is Lake Erie between Dunkirk and Buffalo, NY. It was so...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 286
Posted By indyfabz

I spun out of my 44x12 on the High Line heading...

I spun out of my 44x12 on the High Line heading to Malta, MT. (RD was acting wonky and wouldn’t go into the 11.) Sustained 32.5 mph for several miles. Finally had to dial it back to 28. Helluva...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,633
Posted By indyfabz

Resurrector has 2 posts. Both zombie thread...

Resurrector has 2 posts. Both zombie thread resurrections.
10-04-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By indyfabz

I can vouch for this. “Rider up!” is a fairly...

I can vouch for this. “Rider up!” is a fairly common warning in my neck of the woods when there is a group approaching an oncoming cyclist in a situation where things could get tight.
10-04-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By indyfabz

I try not to focus on the negative/inane. I...

I try not to focus on the negative/inane.

I remember things like the congratulations I get from strangers when I am out on tour. And, of course, the "nice legs" comments.

I do, however,...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 286
Posted By indyfabz

My LHT has a 24x34 low gear. Just did a ride...

My LHT has a 24x34 low gear. Just did a ride across PA with some double digit grades. Makes perfect sense. Want to go to a 22 up front, but that will require a new crank.
10-04-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,355
Posted By indyfabz

"Vampire" is not PC. They like to be called "day...

"Vampire" is not PC. They like to be called "day adjacent." :D
10-04-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By indyfabz

Early to mid-90s MTB built with Columbus Max...

Early to mid-90s MTB built with Columbus Max tubing.

Serotta T-Max - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/403997-serotta-t-max.html)

Unfortunately, the internal link is no...
10-04-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 689
Posted By indyfabz

See link in post #6. The brush is also good for...

See link in post #6. The brush is also good for washing your cat box.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

I was just going to post that it has been raining...

I was just going to post that it has been raining since Friday.
10-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By indyfabz

D-. See me after class. Study harder for...

D-. See me after class.

Study harder for the midterm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

I haven't and don't know if I will get around to...

I haven't and don't know if I will get around to it anytime soon.

This was the third time I attempted Vienna, OH home to Philly. First tie went fine. Second time a freak weather turn that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Hadn’t had one of these days in a long time. ...

Hadn’t had one of these days in a long time.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

I used Look Delta pedals BITD. Last I can...

I used Look Delta pedals BITD. Last I can remember was 2002. I agree 100%. They were weighted nicely. They always seemed to be in the correct position for easy engagement after pushing off.
Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 348,211
Posted By indyfabz

Sunrise over the Irish Valley last month near...

Sunrise over the Irish Valley last month near Paxinos, PA.

...
Forum: Touring
10-03-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 348,211
Posted By indyfabz

Full moon rising over the Allegheny River last...

Full moon rising over the Allegheny River last month in Franklin, PA.

...
10-03-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 9,419
Posted By indyfabz

You don’t have to pedal throttle-equipped...

You don’t have to pedal throttle-equipped e-bikes. You can, but you don’t have to.
10-03-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 765
Posted By indyfabz

Same here.

Same here.
10-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By indyfabz

Horrible. Maybe a decade ago something similar...

Horrible. Maybe a decade ago something similar happened to a paralegal here in Philadelphia. He had left work and was crossing the street legally heading to a train station when he was hit by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Finally got around to making a map of my actual...

Finally got around to making a map of my actual tour route up to the point where I broke my seat post collar bolt.

Ride with GPS | Bike Route Planner and Cycling Navigation App...
10-03-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 13,955
Posted By indyfabz

Have you been playing American football without a...

Have you been playing American football without a helmet?
10-03-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 13,955
Posted By indyfabz

I have to agree with him. For example, why...

I have to agree with him.

For example, why would a cyclist who is not racing want something like arm warmers that he/she can pull down once the 40 degree temperature you started out the morning in...
10-03-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 409
Posted By indyfabz

The screen shot reads that he is guesstimated to...

The screen shot reads that he is guesstimated to currently be about 70 lbs. Hence my question about the trailer weight rating. "To reach 70 lbs." or something similar would have worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

There must have been a cattle drive within the...

There must have been a cattle drive within the last week or so because the road in that area had lots of pies decaying (and squashed by vehicles) in the road. I have seen some photos of drives that...
10-03-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 689
Posted By indyfabz

Family forum, pal. Reported! :D

Family forum, pal. Reported! :D
10-03-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 409
Posted By indyfabz

I'm confused. I thought you wrote that he's 70...

I'm confused. I thought you wrote that he's 70 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Up close and personal in Wise River, MT, 2016. ...

Up close and personal in Wise River, MT, 2016.



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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Cow pies.

Cow pies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Mid to late June can be nice. A bit cool at the...

Mid to late June can be nice. A bit cool at the summit, but nice.
10-02-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 689
Posted By indyfabz

New thread: What’s the best CamelBak tube...

New thread: What’s the best CamelBak tube cleaning water?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Rode it west to east in 2000. Spent the night...

Rode it west to east in 2000. Spent the night before at a primitive campsite a few miles up from Moran. First time ever camping in a place undeveloped. A couple of tables and a bear locker. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Eagles last started the season 4-0 in 2004. We...

Eagles last started the season 4-0 in 2004. We all remember how that ended.
10-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 689
Posted By indyfabz

Beat me to it!

Beat me to it!
Forum: Touring
10-02-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Reminds me of my ACA Northern Tier tour in...

Heh. Reminds me of my ACA Northern Tier tour in ‘99, before the “back way” to W. Glacier was as developed as it is now. One of the cues was something like “Right at telephone junction box 43287”....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

This has become a habit. Wordle 470 3/6 ...

This has become a habit.

Wordle 470 3/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By indyfabz

Day-um! Wordle 469 3/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨 ...

Day-um!

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