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Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikecrate

I was back in Tampa this past weekend. I rode to...

I was back in Tampa this past weekend. I rode to the Upper Tampa Bay trail for 40 miles on Saturday. Sunday did my Picnic to Davis Is. route for another 40 miles. The weather man said it would be...
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By bikecrate

My wife had an interesting experience with the FL...

My wife had an interesting experience with the FL Sunpass. They charge you in two ways. They debit your account by reading the transponder in your car or they take a picture of your tag and send you...
06-25-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 253,808
Posted By bikecrate

Finished The English Civil War: A People’s...

Finished The English Civil War: A People’s History by Diane Purkiss. All sorts of interesting asides. I always though it was a war over Parliament vs. King's power, but actually much more of a...
06-21-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,869
Posted By bikecrate

People don't general yell from cars here. Usually...

People don't general yell from cars here. Usually I can't understand them anyways. I give them the shrugged shoulders didn't understand gesture. There has been a slight uptick in people just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikecrate

I did go out last Tuesday for my 27 mile after...

I did go out last Tuesday for my 27 mile after work ride. Something silly and something serious happened. On the silly side...I dropped my water bottle and it rolled straight into a storm...
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 05:43 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikecrate

I went out two weekends ago on Sunday. Did a nice...

I went out two weekends ago on Sunday. Did a nice ride out to Flatwoods park and back for 44 miles. This Saturday went to Weedon Is. for 40 miles. Sunday rode the Courtney Campbell Parkway trail to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikecrate

I try to avoid reflective building windows when I...

I try to avoid reflective building windows when I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

It's pretty big, over 600 square miles. This is...

It's pretty big, over 600 square miles. This is Marjorie Kennan Rawlings (The Yearling) territory.

The section of the forest I usually ride in is north of Lake Kerr. I have a gravel bike with 700...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

More non paved riding in the Ocala Nat Forest. I...

More non paved riding in the Ocala Nat Forest. I haven't been in this area for a while, since it is used for hunting in the fall/winter and gets too wet during the summer. It is a mix of grass,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By bikecrate

Good holiday weekend for bike riding in the Ocala...

Good holiday weekend for bike riding in the Ocala Nat Forest. Saturday did a mix of paved and non paved roads for 43 miles. Sunday also got in some non paved sections for 40 miles total. Monday I was...
05-31-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By bikecrate

Congrats to the OP. I started my official...

Congrats to the OP. I started my official countdown clock this month. 2 years to go! I try not to think about it, but it is hard not to.
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 727
Posted By bikecrate

Here are some stills from my motion camera. These...

Here are some stills from my motion camera. These are the nightly visitors I get. There are two different bears that come around occasionally. Almost every night the deer come through. From two up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By bikecrate

It has been a quiet month for bike riding. I did...

It has been a quiet month for bike riding. I did one after work ride for 27 miles during the 1st week of May. I was on vacation in the mountains for a week were I did some nice walks in the woods....
05-17-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 375,408
Posted By bikecrate

Watched The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie caper type...

Watched The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie caper type movie. 8/10
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By bikecrate

To be fair, digital music is probably far out...

To be fair, digital music is probably far out pacing either. I think more people stream music via a service for most of their music listening.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,606
Posted By bikecrate

To answer the OP...I was on vacation in the...

To answer the OP...I was on vacation in the mountains recently and they had the Verizon 5G box installed in the cabin. Worked great for streaming bike racing, movies with me and the wife using it at...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By bikecrate

CDs are coming back Actually no, vinyl is...

CDs are coming back

Actually no, vinyl is selling more than CDs now.
More Vinyl...
05-03-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 375,408
Posted By bikecrate

I watched the 2019 version of Midway. It is hard...

I watched the 2019 version of Midway. It is hard to watch and not compare with the 1976 version. Overall, the 1976 version is the better movie. 1976 Midway's main problems were the inserted love...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

I went for my usual after work ride last Tuesday...

I went for my usual after work ride last Tuesday for 27 miles. I'm kind of getting frustrated with riding in Tampa. The traffic density is getting worse. I had to yell at some red light runners. This...
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By bikecrate

I worked a lot of retail and they have all gone...

I worked a lot of retail and they have all gone out of business...Toy King (small local chain), Proving Ground (large conglomerate clothing store), Maas Brothers/Burdines (FL department stores), and...
Forum: Foo
04-29-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,938
Posted By bikecrate

The Interrupters - Title Holder: ...

The Interrupters - Title Holder:
https://youtu.be/biHxvboejSc
Forum: Foo
04-29-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,938
Posted By bikecrate

Shonen Knife - Jump into the New World: ...

Shonen Knife - Jump into the New World:
https://youtu.be/ifsOob7KPcY
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,355
Posted By bikecrate

Just got a 2022 Honda Civic hatchback. Not an...

Just got a 2022 Honda Civic hatchback. Not an Accord, but based on the quality you probably can't go wrong with any Honda. I still have my 19 year old Element.

FYI, new car shopping is brutal....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

Weather was nice again. Saturday went out to...

Weather was nice again. Saturday went out to Thonotosassa for 40 miles. Sunday did the Picnic to Davis Is. route for 41 miles.
04-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By bikecrate

Sure, I've dealt with that. I've also had...

Sure, I've dealt with that.

I've also had the opposite problem when I used to get Botox shots in my neck and head for migraines. A few days later it felt like trying to hold a bowling ball (head)...
04-22-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,816
Posted By bikecrate

Off pavement. ...

Off pavement.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

Riding along side the infamous cross Florida...

Riding along side the infamous cross Florida canal.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

Empty road ahead? Who knows? Visibility was about...

Empty road ahead? Who knows? Visibility was about 1/2 mile.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

Did my Davis Is. after work rides this week on...

Did my Davis Is. after work rides this week on Tuesday and Thursday for 27 miles each. Thursday I had a rare, for me, front tire flat twice. The first time was a good size screw. The second is a bit...
Forum: Foo
04-21-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 72,608
Posted By bikecrate

Bride, caterer charged after Longwood wedding...

Bride, caterer charged after Longwood wedding food allegedly laced with marijuana (https://www.wesh.com/article/felony-charges-florida-women-marijuana-wedding/39773999#)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

Thursday last week did my 27 mile Davis Is. after...

Thursday last week did my 27 mile Davis Is. after work ride. Saturday I was back in the Ocala Nat Forest. Extremely foggy in the morning. I think visibility was around 1/2 mile. I was mostly on non...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,447
Posted By bikecrate

As long as the last guy is dead. We have to be...

As long as the last guy is dead. We have to be humane.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,447
Posted By bikecrate

Why can't this be tested and put to rest? You...

Why can't this be tested and put to rest? You could take a dead pig's limb, spin a bike wheel on a stand up to speed, stick limb up to disk and see what happens. Then have barbecue pig limb later....
04-12-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 253,808
Posted By bikecrate

Finished reading the Cromwell Trilogy by Hillary...

Finished reading the Cromwell Trilogy by Hillary Mantel. The last two were Bringing Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light.

Just started The English Civil War: A People’s History by Diane...
04-12-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 375,408
Posted By bikecrate

Watched Fury, the Brad Pitt WW2 tank movie. Not...

Watched Fury, the Brad Pitt WW2 tank movie. Not bad. Slowed down in some parts and found the military tactics not quite right at times. 7/10
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

Lovely weather this weekend. Saturday I went for...

Lovely weather this weekend. Saturday I went for my Upper Tampa Bay trail ride for 40 miles. Sunday was a bit cooler and windy with my legs hurting. I still managed to get in 40 miles on my Picnic...
Forum: Foo
04-07-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By bikecrate

Here is my only space stories...back in the early...

Here is my only space stories...back in the early 80's I was working as a traveling salesperson mostly at military bases. I had a booth setup at Patrick AF base in FL, which is near Cape Canaveral....
04-06-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,816
Posted By bikecrate

There's a huge lake out there, but you can't see...

There's a huge lake out there, but you can't see it due to the fog....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

Foggy ride in the forest. ...

Foggy ride in the forest.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikecrate

Pretty good bike riding week. I went out Monday...

Pretty good bike riding week. I went out Monday and Tuesday last week for my after work Davis Is. rides. 27 miles each. This weekend I was back in the Ocala Nat Forest. Saturday I beat the rain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

More fun in the Ocala Nat Forest on unpaved new...

More fun in the Ocala Nat Forest on unpaved new to me roads....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By bikecrate

Finally got in two 27 mile Davis Is. after work...

Finally got in two 27 mile Davis Is. after work rides this past week. I went out Saturday to Upper Tampa Bay Trail for 40 miles. Did not go according to plan. There was a big car crash that cut off a...
03-28-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,816
Posted By bikecrate

Out in Ocala Nat Forest and rode to Lake Delancy....

Out in Ocala Nat Forest and rode to Lake Delancy.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By bikecrate

I took a week off from work expecting to get some...

I took a week off from work expecting to get some more miles in, but no, rainy cold weather interrupted. I did get in two nice rides in the Ocala Nat Forest for 42 miles each. They were a mix of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 548,301
Posted By bikecrate

Found some new to me non-paved roads in the Ocala...

Found some new to me non-paved roads in the Ocala Nat Forest. They went on for miles. I don't think I saw anyone for 20 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By bikecrate

Finally got in back to back full rides this...

Finally got in back to back full rides this weekend. Weather was great, 65 - 75 degrees. It was a little windy though. Both days I was riding my Picnic Is. to Davis Is. route. 41 miles each day.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By bikecrate

Finally got in back to back rides this weekend....

Finally got in back to back rides this weekend. Saturday went pretty well. 40 miles to Upper Tampa Bay trail. Sunday I paid the price for being out of shape. Got dead legs after 20 or so miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By bikecrate

This is continuing to be a rough month for...

This is continuing to be a rough month for getting in the rides. The best I did this past weekend was a 4 mile walk in the woods on Friday. Saturday was cool and Sunday was rainy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By bikecrate

Saturday finally got a regular ride in. It was a...

Saturday finally got a regular ride in. It was a dreary windy wet day, but did 40 miles to Upper Tampa Bay Trail. My legs were killing me. Sunday rainy again, no bike ride.
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