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09-27-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By stardognine

OMG, you found the "dancin' nanner"!!!! 😁😁😁 ...

OMG, you found the "dancin' nanner"!!!! 😁😁😁

I love that guy, and used to over-use him to some extent, on other forums. 🙄😁

I'll second the motion, to inject him into the forum's workings. 👍
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Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

​​​​​​Yep, I'm definitely a "cold sleeper" then....

​​​​​​Yep, I'm definitely a "cold sleeper" then. I'm naturally skinny, plus have chronic arthritis, primarily in my knees.

Besides that, there are way more mountains out West here, than in...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

OK, one more time. I found an ad for one of these...

OK, one more time. I found an ad for one of these bags online, where the owner bought it to use in Alaska, then never went. So it's still new. 🙂 He bought his new in 1977, and they were rated for...
09-26-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By stardognine

Bummer. 😟 Even with the flaking paint, lol, I...

Bummer. 😟 Even with the flaking paint, lol, I really liked the Bottecchia I had before. I hope they had good insurance, at least.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

I noticed that too, a heck of a lot of the deer...

I noticed that too, a heck of a lot of the deer I've seen, were either trying to "sneak" past me, or just plain didn't care how close they got to me. Especially the fawns, I've walked right up to...
09-26-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By stardognine

You do pretty good work, for a "newbie". 😉 ...

You do pretty good work, for a "newbie". 😉
Stick around, you'll fit right in here. 😎
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

PedalingWalrus summed it up pretty good, about...

PedalingWalrus summed it up pretty good, about relaxing enough for sleeping. We all gotta die sometime, no sense worrying about it. 😋😉

Besides it's not the bears you need to worry about, usually,...
09-25-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By stardognine

FWIW, there's an overpriced Campagnolo Euclid on...

FWIW, there's an overpriced Campagnolo Euclid on the Sacramento craigslist, in bike parts. No affiliation, just thought someone might feel like negotiating. 🙂
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By stardognine

Vintage catalogs.

Vintage catalogs. www.outdoorinov8.com

Mods, this is a test to see if I remembered the website right, working without a pencil here, lol. If it works, this could easily become a sticky. I at least...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

Hey, I actually found my bag online, but couldn't...

Hey, I actually found my bag online, but couldn't save an image. It's an actual REI catalog page, at a site called innov8 (with the normal www stuff, lol).

It was called the Mountaineer, made for...
09-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By stardognine

Ignore what I said about dual eyelets, lol, I...

Ignore what I said about dual eyelets, lol, I didn't look close enough, at the rear derailleur pic. 😁😉
09-24-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By stardognine

Besides the cantilever brakes, (and geometry,...

Besides the cantilever brakes, (and geometry, lol), a good touring bike would have braze-ons for racks, at the dropouts, near where the wheels mount. Two sets of bolt holes is best, for the racks...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

Woohoo, I knew I got online for a reason. Great...

Woohoo, I knew I got online for a reason. Great pics. 👍

I bet you'll sleep good tonight. 😁
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

Oh, I know you can "get by" with an inexpensive...

Oh, I know you can "get by" with an inexpensive bag. I've done so quite a bit before. And I hope I didn't sound snobbish, that was definitely not my intention. It's more like, once you get a good...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 814
Posted By stardognine

Coyotes are pretty common, along the American...

Coyotes are pretty common, along the American River here in the Sacramento area. I was a little nervous about it, when I first started seeing them, but they seem to respect adult humans pretty well. ...
09-24-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By stardognine

Yep, it got tricky real quick, figuring out which...

Yep, it got tricky real quick, figuring out which bikes with a Headshok took wider tires. I had a Silk Road, which as you say, only takes thinner road tires, and later, a Silk Path, which took...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By stardognine

Darn dogs are unpredictable, too. 🙄 One time I...

Darn dogs are unpredictable, too. 🙄 One time I was riding North of the Golden Gate bridge and coming into Marin County, and stopped for a break. I was sitting on an old log, and heard someone...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 814
Posted By stardognine

Dang, 3?!!!!! I've only seen one, in Oregon. I'm...

Dang, 3?!!!!! I've only seen one, in Oregon. I'm kinda jealous, but not "really" in any hurry to see another. 😉
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

Oh yeah, I forgot to say, have fun. That is the...

Oh yeah, I forgot to say, have fun. That is the whole point, after all. 😁😉

I'll add another yip, for a 100% Merino wool beanie hat. The Merino ones are softer than most, and plenty warm. 👍 I got...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By stardognine

I saw a nice 6-point white-tail buck this...

I saw a nice 6-point white-tail buck this morning. 😎 I was walking my bike along a dirt road, and noticed him watching me, from a pretty good distance. I kept walking, expecting him to run off, but...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 788
Posted By stardognine

Definitely do as good of a sleeping bag as you...

Definitely do as good of a sleeping bag as you can afford. It just helps ya sleep better, by not having to worry about the weather. Worse than a good frost, is an unexpected snowfall, in the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 814
Posted By stardognine

I'd far rather do rail trails than some of the...

I'd far rather do rail trails than some of the roads I've had to ride on. 🙄 It'd be far safer, more scenic, and probably easier for grades, as mentioned. They really need some going North & South,...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By stardognine

I like the idea of mounting a light on the front...

I like the idea of mounting a light on the front platform. 👍 I just use my front platform for my tent, which isn't very heavy, but it sure makes it easier to Bungie my 2 sleeping bags on the rear...
09-22-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

Oh, alright then, I'll take you guys' & gals'...

Oh, alright then, I'll take you guys' & gals' word for it. 😉 I did remember, there was a heck of a rainy storm up in Seattle once, in the early 2000s. But that was kinda unusual. 95% of the rain up...
09-22-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,560
Posted By stardognine

BTW, don't think I didn't notice those bar plugs,...

BTW, don't think I didn't notice those bar plugs, probably rare as hen's teeth. 😎 And I don't mind the bonus Holdsworth pic TOO much. 😁😉
09-22-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,560
Posted By stardognine

Whoa, thanks VERY much, those pics are awesome!...

Whoa, thanks VERY much, those pics are awesome! 👍😎👍

That Cinelli logo on the stem is gorgeous, but I really like that Frejus headbadge. 🙂 And chromavelato (I hope I got that right) is the best...
09-22-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

You're obviously hiring untrustworthy rainmakers...

You're obviously hiring untrustworthy rainmakers there. A good rainmaker can scare dogs & little kids, without scaring the cows, much less hurting them. How are ya gonna have ice cream & chocolate...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By stardognine

Right on, these stories work much better with...

Right on, these stories work much better with pics. 😉 I tried grabbing a few pics today, but they didn't turn out worth a darn. 😟

You can "kinda" see 2 of the 3 deer here, that I saw earlier....
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By stardognine

Ya lucky dog, I've never seen a ruffed grouse....

Ya lucky dog, I've never seen a ruffed grouse. 😋😁😉

I saw 3 deer and several California magpies today though, so it's cool. 🙂 Probably because it rained good again this morning. We had 3 days of...
09-21-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By stardognine

Aha, I thought I remembered seeing that odd duck...

Aha, I thought I remembered seeing that odd duck binder bolt before. I couldn't remember where, let alone what bike, so kept my trap shut. 😉
09-21-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

Naw, the storms I'm talking about, include HEAVY...

Naw, the storms I'm talking about, include HEAVY rain. They'd put out fires, not start them. 🙂
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,414
Posted By stardognine

Hi, I bought all 4 panniers at the bike shop in...

Hi, I bought all 4 panniers at the bike shop in Seattle, just off Rainier Ave, South of the main Goodwill. I can never remember the name of that place, but it's an excellent place. 👍

The rears...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By stardognine

Great stuff folks, keep 'em coming. 😎 As...

Great stuff folks, keep 'em coming. 😎

As further proof that I'm going senile, I completely forgot about a major elk sighting I had, just last fall. 🙄

I rode from Sacramento, around Lake...
09-21-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By stardognine

Very nice. 👍 Ya sure don't see many Kuwahara road...

Very nice. 👍 Ya sure don't see many Kuwahara road bikes, huh? 🤔
09-21-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,560
Posted By stardognine

Very cool, but more pics of the whole bike would...

Very cool, but more pics of the whole bike would be nice. 😉

I'm pretty sure those chairs were around in the '60s. At least they look a heck of a lot like the ones in the barber shop my brother...
09-21-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

Another good solid rain is coming down this...

Another good solid rain is coming down this morning. 👍 I'm fairly sure it didn't rain all night, must have been saving it all up for now.

I've still never seen a good thunderstorm here on the...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,230
Posted By stardognine

It finally rained here in Sacramento, and last...

It finally rained here in Sacramento, and last night, I found out that my REI Quarterdome T2 isn't as waterproof as I thought. 🙄 I've only slept in it a few times now, and think I need something...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 347,670
Posted By stardognine

Want to adopt a 60 year old kid, for a riding...

Want to adopt a 60 year old kid, for a riding partner? 😁😉 Just goofing, obviously, but I'd love to get back up there. 🙂

After this last summer in California, I'm pretty sure I'll be heading North...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 347,670
Posted By stardognine

garryg, mmm grapes. I ran out today, but got more...

garryg, mmm grapes. I ran out today, but got more right away. 😁 Those in your pic should be perfect in a couple more days. Definitely a nice bunch there. 👍
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 347,670
Posted By stardognine

I've been missing some great pics here lately. 🙂 ...

I've been missing some great pics here lately. 🙂

Imaginos, I'm jealous, always wanted to see more of Alaska. 😉 I've been to Dutch Harbor & Unalaska, in the process of commercial fishing, but...
09-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

And since my rain magnet is working again, who...

And since my rain magnet is working again, who should I send my rainmaker bill to? 😁😉
09-19-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

Ayup, it rained off & on all night here, then...

Ayup, it rained off & on all night here, then around 9:00 AM, when it was supposed to be mostly done, it rained HARD for 15-20 minutes. 😁 I don't suppose the drought's over, but this has to help a...
09-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 383,016
Posted By stardognine

Please forgive my going off-topic a bit, but this...

Please forgive my going off-topic a bit, but this is worth seeing, I think. Everyone thinks Jimmy Page's double-necked electric guitar is really cool, and rightfully so, but his bandmate, John Paul...
09-17-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, I noticed this morning, that they changed...

Yeah, I noticed this morning, that they changed the forecast. Supposed to rain here tomorrow and Monday!!! 🌧️🌧️ (I like playin' with these things, hope noone minds too much). With my luck, it'll rain...
09-17-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By stardognine

I'm surprised noone's thought of champagne-yolo...

I'm surprised noone's thought of champagne-yolo before. 🤔😁
09-17-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 383,016
Posted By stardognine

I suspect this might've been posted before. Frank...

I suspect this might've been posted before. Frank Zappa "playing" a bicycle, on the Steve Allen show. Frank was 22 here, in 1963....
09-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 383,016
Posted By stardognine

I think I've outdone myself, for rock musicians...

I think I've outdone myself, for rock musicians on bicycles. This is the last pic ever taken of Syd Barrett, as found and described at www.sydbarrett.com
...
09-16-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,804
Posted By stardognine

You just reminded me of my major elk sighting....

You just reminded me of my major elk sighting. Last fall, when I rode up from Sacramento to Seattle, I went East, around Lake Tahoe, then North, through Reno, Carson City, & all those places. I cut...
09-16-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By stardognine

Gawd, I hated those things. 😖 In our family, it...

Gawd, I hated those things. 😖 In our family, it was Aunt Sandy's couch. And you better take off your shoes, she wanted her carpet to stay clean forever, too. 🙄😉
09-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By stardognine

Progress Report: The progress continues to...

Progress Report: The progress continues to progress. 🤔🙄😉

It seems kinda slow, so far, but at least they started working to the West of the bridge now, too. ...
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