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Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 2,659,336
Posted By Altair 4

I think you meant to Infinity and behind.

I think you meant to Infinity and behind.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,826
Posted By Altair 4

No only is it a short and easy ride, you can take...

No only is it a short and easy ride, you can take advantage of either the segregated bike lane on Penn Avenue:...
Forum: Foo
04-05-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By Altair 4

Here's some cool links: Heavens Above...

Here's some cool links:

Heavens Above (https://heavens-above.com/) - great for visual satellite spotting all types (set the place and time and it generates a list of all visible craft). You can...
Forum: Foo
03-23-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,504
Posted By Altair 4

6 kids by age 23...she had already spent almost...

6 kids by age 23...she had already spent almost 20% of her life pregnant.
03-22-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

A street scene that reminds me of the "Mary...

A street scene that reminds me of the "Mary Poppins" neighborhood.
03-14-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Altair 4

No, but I have been known to let my manager know...

No, but I have been known to let my manager know that I'm taking a short-notice vacation day if the next day's weather looks too sweet to not ride. Luckily, he's rides, too, so he gets it.
Forum: Foo
03-04-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 2,659,336
Posted By Altair 4

Where is this? Magrathea - home of custom luxury...

Where is this? Magrathea - home of custom luxury planets?
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By Altair 4

Mmmm...I wouldn't recommend McKee's Rocks for...

Mmmm...I wouldn't recommend McKee's Rocks for parking.
02-28-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,181
Posted By Altair 4

I have a Park PCS-10 (the old model). It...

I have a Park PCS-10 (the old model). It certainly makes working on our bikes easier. Enjoy your new tool! I really like the tool tray.
Forum: Foo
02-09-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Altair 4

Looks like the slot car race track I got for...

Looks like the slot car race track I got for Christmas when I was 9 years old.
Forum: Touring
01-09-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Altair 4

Check this link. I think you may find some useful...

Check this link. I think you may find some useful info:
Ontario by Bike - Manitoulin Island (https://www.ontariobybike.ca/great-places-to-cycle/manitoulin-island-lacloche-foothills/)

I dream of...
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 2,659,336
Posted By Altair 4

Brings whole new meaning to "you want fries with...

Brings whole new meaning to "you want fries with that."
12-08-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,093
Posted By Altair 4

I checked out the link you provided. The...

I checked out the link you provided. The Rockymount is extremely similar to the Kuat Transfer 2. If the Rockymount is a serious contender for you, I'd cross-price it against the Kuat. I bought our...
12-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,457
Posted By Altair 4

In 11 years of riding, I've had two flats, both...

In 11 years of riding, I've had two flats, both on rear tires, so they were messier changes (after the second one, I put a pair of vinyl painting gloves in my saddle bag). I bought Mr. Tuffy liners...
11-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Altair 4

I ride for the joy of it. That feeling begins...

I ride for the joy of it. That feeling begins when I first stand up on the pedals when starting out on a ride. It does wonders for my peace of mind and drains away my thoughts and problems that...
11-24-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

Pittsburgh has an annual event, Light Up Night,...

Pittsburgh has an annual event, Light Up Night, to kick off the holiday season with live music, a Christmas market, food trucks and fireworks. The temperature was in the upper 40's, but the air was...
11-12-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,246
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Great Allegheny Passage - Oct. 29, 2019
Forum: Foo
11-03-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By Altair 4

I know this isn't really on target, since mine's...

I know this isn't really on target, since mine's a 2003 wagon with the 1.8T engine that we bought new. Now at 198,000 miles. Engine is strong yet, no triptronic transmission problems either. ...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 794
Posted By Altair 4

I've used Sea Foam in the B&S Vanguard engine on...

I've used Sea Foam in the B&S Vanguard engine on my 25 year old Cub Cadet. Sometimes after winter, the idle gets erratic. A healthy dose of Sea Foam will clear it up. I usually dump the rest in one...
10-26-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,246
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20201014_124848_b780757016bf6d3fda3cc0e25b743dea83d2b018.jpg
October 14, 2020 - View from the Keystone Viaduct on the Great Allegheny...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Altair 4

I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!
09-29-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

I really like this shot!

I really like this shot!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Altair 4

Agreed. This time of the year opens up ride...

Agreed. This time of the year opens up ride opportunities I would normally pass on during the height of the summer. If you ride the Wheeling trail, post your thoughts and experiences!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-22-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Altair 4

Haven't ridden it, but walked the downtown...

Haven't ridden it, but walked the downtown section in June 2020. It was a really hot day and my only recollection was there was precious little shade. Oh, and on a Sunday, there were very few...
09-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

The Altair family was there about 10 years ago,...

The Altair family was there about 10 years ago, after visiting Zion and Bryce. We loved Capitol Reef - so beautiful and, at least when we were there, so few people. It was like we were the only...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Altair 4

David.MPB, just be aware that the Capitol Limited...

David.MPB, just be aware that the Capitol Limited is frequently late, from what I recall from other threads here. Others might be able to chime in on that.
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Altair 4

Bicycle Heaven's website says they close at 7:00...

Bicycle Heaven's website says they close at 7:00 PM. Since the OP says he'll be here in a couple of weeks, that'll mean he'd be riding back to the train station at dusk.



Good advice here. I...
Forum: Foo
08-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,504
Posted By Altair 4

'Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile...

'Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide!"
08-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/20210805_220442_3b1db32738549db3de3b1409794071cb9263925e.jpg
Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh
08-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

That's a beautiful shot.

That's a beautiful shot.
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,049
Posted By Altair 4

Well, lots of bike lane development has taken...

Well, lots of bike lane development has taken place here over the last 5 or more years. I wouldn't be surprised if more improvements are made on the GAP in the city.
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Altair 4

I have flown on the the 737 Max. It was a...

I have flown on the the 737 Max. It was a comfortable flight (well, as comfortable as flying can be these days). I wouldn't think twice about it. You're at higher risk for an incident driving to the...
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 2,659,336
Posted By Altair 4

Statue commemorating the birth of an emoji.

Statue commemorating the birth of an emoji.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,697
Posted By Altair 4

:lol: Friends don't let friends drink and shop...

:lol:
Friends don't let friends drink and shop on Amazon!
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,697
Posted By Altair 4

Bird watching isn't too expensive. Pair of...

Bird watching isn't too expensive. Pair of binocs, couple books or Cornell University's apps, and you're good to go for quite awhile. I recently discovered Cornell's app that identifies bird calls,...
07-11-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Altair 4

We've done WDW in what used to be the off-season...

We've done WDW in what used to be the off-season (the week after Thanksgiving) when the Altair offspring was younger. The weather is, in my opinion, perfect at that time of year - the humidity is...
06-24-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Altair 4

It may have been cheap, but I got 10 years out of...

It may have been cheap, but I got 10 years out of it. I really can't complain. Not being one to simply replace something, I thought I'd give it a try to fix. No complaints if it's dead - I got my...
06-24-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Altair 4

Mrs. Altair and I parked at a relatively remote...

Mrs. Altair and I parked at a relatively remote trailhead last fall. While walking through the lot, I looked at the hitch mounted racks. Out of half a dozen cars, about half had the rack secured...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,884
Posted By Altair 4

If the OP's tires are in reasonable shape (and I...

If the OP's tires are in reasonable shape (and I were him), I wouldn't bother carrying a spare foldable tire. Three extra tubes for two bikes seems good to me. Plus there are bike shops in Pittsburgh...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By Altair 4

It's back! You can ride the trail and use the...

It's back! You can ride the trail and use the Bike Aboard program with a fare of $5 for you and your bike. The train falls under TSA guidelines for face coverings, so be aware.

Cuyahoga Valley...
06-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By Altair 4

Just a memory of those veterans from the Greatest...

Just a memory of those veterans from the Greatest Generation....

As a kid (I'm in my early 60's now), my dad would always go to the Memorial Day service held at our local cemetery. Dad enlisted...
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,279
Posted By Altair 4

Nice. I walked out on the Lewiston Queenston...

Nice. I walked out on the Lewiston Queenston Bridge back in the 1970's to get some shots of the Gorge similar to your historical plaque photo. I think that one you posted of the bridge...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,766
Posted By Altair 4

In my case, it would have been: "Despite the...

In my case, it would have been: "Despite the forecast, the weather will do what it will do." My first tour was three days and the weather was predicted to be absolutely perfect even the night I...
04-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1660x2000/20210421_110602_9cc6fceb6da76e2b8741600c058525c4ea3d59c9.jpg
Late Snow on Lilacs
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,361
Posted By Altair 4

Medical issue has me off the bike for at least 6...

Medical issue has me off the bike for at least 6 months, not covid. :notamused:
03-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

This structure was originally a pier for the...

This structure was originally a pier for the Manchester Bridge, built in the early 1910's, that connected downtown Pittsburgh with the Northside, across the Allegheny River. The bridge was demolished...
03-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,594
Posted By Altair 4

Yep, that's a '64. Interesting to see that it...

Yep, that's a '64. Interesting to see that it has survived that long in Minnesota.
Forum: Foo
02-24-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,504
Posted By Altair 4

Thank you, yes, I was referring to the woman...

Thank you, yes, I was referring to the woman feeding the fish (I do know what a seal looks like :)). That dang thing looks like the chest burster from "Alien." If I'd have seen it live, I'd have...
02-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,726
Posted By Altair 4

This. Two of my three crashes were...

This.

Two of my three crashes were directly related to these conditions. I now cross railroad tracks like they're going to reach out and bite me like a snake.
Forum: Foo
01-12-21, 02:00 PM
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