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05-15-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,672
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Posted By Warbird21

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and...

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and some storm damage along the C&O Canal. I had to climb over a few trees earlier this week.

The work being done near the McMahons Mill was disrupted...
05-09-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend,...

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend, and the Potomac River is still in flood stage. I took a shot at the C&O Canal this evening. The canal was pretty dry, but I had to climber over...
04-13-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike...

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike from my trunk, at my LBS. I did bump into this local guy I'd not met, who rode up on this beautiful Eddy Mercyx.
Original owner, purchased in 1986 (I...
03-29-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Warbird21

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!
03-29-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Warbird21

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what...

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what they were built to do!
03-24-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Warbird21

Update: Bike: Salsa Warbird I have 50 miles...

Update:
Bike: Salsa Warbird
I have 50 miles on the new bar and stem combination - its proven to be a perfect combination.
Stem: Redshift Shockstop 90 mm/6 deg rise
(replaced a Salsa 100 mm/25...
03-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved...

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved it. I let the battery run down once - it left me feeling quite vulnerable - you get used to it real fast! (and I still have a bar-end mirror)

Back...
03-11-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,336
Posted By Warbird21

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the...

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the UK. Smaller size, 300m, sapphire crystal, Eco-Drive power. We don't see many here in the US. I picked up a great example on the WatchUSeek forum. ...
02-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Warbird21

Now you are enabling me!

Now you are enabling me!
02-21-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

Outside! For the first time since early...

Outside! For the first time since early December. We've been out of town, the one or two times temps have been above 45 degrees, so I've been in the basement on the trainer/Zwift.
Today, in...
02-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,336
Posted By Warbird21

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch,...

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch, but I didn't realize it didn't have a screw-down crown. (we have a pool, I'm constantly in/out during warm weather, I would have hated to ruin it).
...
01-30-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,336
Posted By Warbird21

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver...

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver World Timer came up, inexpensive via Ebay. Neil Armstrong wore one when he flew the X-15. I'll use mine for yard, and garage work...

...
01-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By Warbird21

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy...

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy it for keeping fit in winter. Here in Maryland, for me, it needs to be above 45 degrees to ride outside and in Jan/Feb, we just don't get that many...
01-18-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Warbird21

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game...

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game Bar" both enabled. I wonder if during install, they were turned on.
I don't game, so they were turned off - Zwift started without issue.
Thanks,...
01-16-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,759
Posted By Warbird21

Agree here, I'm sure they think we are weirdo's. ...

Agree here, I'm sure they think we are weirdo's.

There are two types of motor-bikers:
Motorcyclists - touring folks, with proper gear and mostly respectable people
Bikers - Harley folks, which...
01-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

Well, you are no muggle in my book! Thanks for...

Well, you are no muggle in my book!
Thanks for taking the time on our ride, to stop and take those photos.
Thats a landscape I might never encounter in person (still hopeful....), and certainly...
12-31-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,534
Posted By Warbird21

I saw the Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves mentioned...

I saw the Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves mentioned earlier in the thread, at a nearby shop, but balked at the $90 price.
I found a new pair on Ebay for $40, so looks like I'm set for what ever cold...
12-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,381
Posted By Warbird21

Wow, that Cannondale looks like the ultimate...

Wow, that Cannondale looks like the ultimate rough gravel ride! Great setup.
12-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,534
Posted By Warbird21

My Tasco MTB gloves showed up today. I'm a...

My Tasco MTB gloves showed up today. I'm a little disappointed. I'll be shocked if these keep my hands warm from 45 down to 40 degrees (where I tap out). Just thin, unlined neoprene. I already...
Forum: Foo
11-20-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By Warbird21

Best rock and roll band, ever (Beatles - best...

Best rock and roll band, ever (Beatles - best "pop" band, ever).

Favorite song (and album).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zbnvh6I4k4
11-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Warbird21

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and...

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and bingo,seated evenly. Whew, guess I'll return the new tire I ordered. Thanks!
10-31-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Warbird21

Whew,I thought you meant Pittsburgh. That place...

Whew,I thought you meant Pittsburgh. That place smells like rotten mustard.

That terrain looks challenging!
10-28-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Warbird21

Yep, but forum suicide posts never go as planned.

Yep, but forum suicide posts never go as planned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,772
Posted By Warbird21

I tried to send some folks around NYC last week,...

I tried to send some folks around NYC last week, to CT, via the Tappan Zee, but I don't think that bridge exists any more! (the Mario Cuomo Bridge seems to have replaced it)

For me, the Potomac...
10-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Warbird21

It took me a while to "unsee" that photo and now,...

It took me a while to "unsee" that photo and now, this thread has revived that vile memory. Who thinks: "I need to take a picture of this pipe, and I only have time to put on a shirt, but no pants...
10-17-21, 12:12 PM
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Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

A cool, breezy day here in Maryland, so I choose...

A cool, breezy day here in Maryland, so I choose the C&O Canal. Back to layers - tights, full gloves, vest, long sleeves and a light jacket.
Leaves starting to fall and hiding tree roots, so full...
10-16-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Warbird21

Now,I feel like I need to see those photos..... ...

Now,I feel like I need to see those photos.....

Don't sweat it, every goofs occasionally.

I'm a moderator on a tobacco pipe forum. A few weeks ago, a member asked me to delete a picture he...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By Warbird21

We caught ZZ Top last week, at our small county...

We caught ZZ Top last week, at our small county fair. Had a blast. Outdoor show, but the largest crowd we've been in for close to 2 years.
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By Warbird21

Still a Kiss fan after all these years. My...

Still a Kiss fan after all these years. My youngest daughters first concert was Kiss, at Madison Square Garden in NYC with Aerosmith (Pump tour?). We had a blast, even those guys should be walkers,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Warbird21

We saw ZZ Top Thursday night at our local county...

We saw ZZ Top Thursday night at our local county fair. It was wall-to-wall people at the fair, and about 3,000 in the stands. Fortunately, our seats had two empty seats on either side, so we were...
09-23-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Warbird21

Picked this up on Facebook messenger. Two...

Picked this up on Facebook messenger. Two cleats. I don't have a lot of free wall space, so I mounted one cleat to some scrap lumber, and mount that in my big-ass bench vise. When not needed, the...
09-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

A Roy Rogers restaurant. Our HQ is in Frederick...

A Roy Rogers restaurant. Our HQ is in Frederick MD. I'm praying we can find some folks to staff this one.
09-16-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

I've never ridden a folding bike - so its amazing...

I've never ridden a folding bike - so its amazing to me that you can do that kind of ride!
I'm opening a restaurant in the Student Union Building at the University of MD campus next month (Stamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Warbird21

"The guy had an Autozone shirt on.. I saw him a...

"The guy had an Autozone shirt on.. I saw him a few days later in the local store and I reminded him to keep his dog leashed. He remembered me and apologized."

No, "guy" being the key word. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Warbird21

I ride on/off the C&O Canal a lot, it is a few...

I ride on/off the C&O Canal a lot, it is a few miles from my home and convenient. There are lots of dogs near the entry points, some unleashed.
I got chased by a small fox terrier a few weeks ago,...
09-12-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18,878
Views: 2,318,457
Posted By Warbird21

Been off the bike for a week, grandkids from New...

Been off the bike for a week, grandkids from New Orleans sheltering here. Thought I was heading for a brisk (15.5-16 mph average) 30 mile ride. But, once I got on the canal, there was a detour, I...
09-10-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Warbird21

First ride with the Corky tonight - road and C&O...

First ride with the Corky tonight - road and C&O Canal - big thumbs up. Field of vision is better than a helmet mirror, it's out of the way, folds for transport.
Moves if bumped, but simple to aim...
09-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Warbird21

Well, I thought I had it but now perhaps back to...

Well, I thought I had it but now perhaps back to the Corky. I picked up this drop-bar mirror at my local LBS today, $20. It looked less in the way than my L-shaped bar mount. But, after install, (It...
09-02-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,658
Posted By Warbird21

Here's the MGB. In the past five years, rebuilt...

Here's the MGB. In the past five years, rebuilt the top and lower ends of the motor, early high-compression pistons, SU carbs replaced the Weber, head work, new interior/top, 15" mini-light...
Forum: Foo
08-31-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Warbird21

Unlikely to yield anything positive for you,...

Unlikely to yield anything positive for you, small claims court is a waste of time.
08-30-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,658
Posted By Warbird21

Yes, but in a good way.

Yes, but in a good way.
08-29-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,658
Posted By Warbird21

Yep. I rode a bicycle as a young teen, but...

Yep. I rode a bicycle as a young teen, but abandoned it when I got my drivers license. I started cycling again in my early 30's, first on a road bike, then switching to the new fad - mountain...
08-28-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Warbird21

I hear you Mike! At the end, I was wishing that...

I hear you Mike! At the end, I was wishing that I was 50...

A group of senior riders stopped to chat with me when I finished (they were looking for a place to eat lunch). One guy, who looked...
08-24-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By Warbird21

I'm sold on these Specialized Body Geometry...

I'm sold on these Specialized Body Geometry Dual-Gel gloves, $35 ($18 if you don't mine Aqua)...
08-22-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Warbird21

Good advice. I'm postponing my world record...

Good advice. I'm postponing my world record attempt, until I get a better gauge. The Accu-Gauge will have to soldier thru for now. But, I feel the world record is within my grasp.
08-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,336
Posted By Warbird21

With my Garmin 530, I have no need for a watch...

With my Garmin 530, I have no need for a watch when I ride, but my old trusty Seiko 7n36 on rubber goes on every ride.

...
08-05-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Warbird21

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a...

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a lime green helmet and orange shoes!
08-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Warbird21

60 Miles on 60 (C&O Canal)

My odometer clicked over to 60 today. I celebrated by riding 60 miles on the C&O Canal. I've been riding regularly for about a year now, but limited to a max of 30 mile rides (I can average around 16...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Warbird21

Great concert venue. Saw Rush a few years ago. ...

Great concert venue. Saw Rush a few years ago.
Troegs Brewery is right next door, pretty good food on my last visit and plenty of beer choices (I typically don't care for brewery offerings,...
07-28-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,336
Posted By Warbird21

That is an amazing project and a movie favorite...

That is an amazing project and a movie favorite if mine as well. Nice work!
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