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Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By FiftySix

No offense taken. Unfortunately, my empathy for...

No offense taken. Unfortunately, my empathy for addicts is virtually nil now.
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By FiftySix

What is your personal experience with addicts? ...

What is your personal experience with addicts?

I've experienced the bolded part of your statement first hand on multiple occasions in my life. All the hard core addicts I've known drag down the...
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Back in the '90s before I started a family, I...

Back in the '90s before I started a family, I wanted to move to New Zealand. Unfortunately for me, their immigration policies were tougher than the USA's. :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Y'all know what I seriously, seriously dislike...

Y'all know what I seriously, seriously dislike almost as much as the health care situation in the USA?

The fact that my responses at Bike Forums almost always get lost when hitting the reply...
Forum: Foo
11-12-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Moving from your home country to another country...

Moving from your home country to another country and the state of your choosing seems like a dream come true, Clemsongirl. What year was that, maybe 2010?

Makes me think you chose California, over...
11-12-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,996
Posted By FiftySix

Tektro makes quick release dual pivot calipers as...

Tektro makes quick release dual pivot calipers as well. I just don't know what brake model they make would work for you.
Forum: Foo
11-12-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Thank you for that info. It looks like it...

Thank you for that info.

It looks like it would be similar to what I mentioned about moving to Oregon earlier in the thread. To have access to lower cost health insurance in California, I'd be in...
Forum: Foo
11-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

True. When one applies at the ACA* market place...

True. When one applies at the ACA* market place you get to see how much of a subsidy you receive. It's a sliding scale relative to a family's income, as would be expected.

Below are literal screen...
11-11-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,996
Posted By FiftySix

The bike came with a Tektro double pivot, but...

The bike came with a Tektro double pivot, but it's old enough that the quick release feature didn't get included with this version. It's a good strong brake, but I have to remove a brake pad to...
Forum: Foo
11-11-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

I finally had time to look through that link. It...

I finally had time to look through that link. It looks like the Medicaid expansion added (or would add) people that were up to 135% or 138% of the poverty income level. There's a whole lot of people...
Forum: Foo
11-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

My view is of course my "anecdotal" first hand...

My view is of course my "anecdotal" first hand experience over the last 4 years. Nothing is changing the fact we haven't had health coverage for what will become 5 years straight.

A few years ago,...
Forum: Foo
11-11-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

I've been doing that for me and my family since...

I've been doing that for me and my family since November 2016, which is the last time we had health insurance.

It still ticks me off that I had affordable health insurance before the ACA went into...
11-10-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By FiftySix

I don't ride a roadie bike, but I do use typical...

I don't ride a roadie bike, but I do use typical BMX style platform pedals. My "cycling" shoes are simple hiker type sneakers. Similar to this...
Forum: Foo
11-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Indeed. My quotes through my company for...

Indeed.

My quotes through my company for Blue Cross for 2021 are $2,605.59 or $2,636.49 per month. That's for me, my wife, and my last kid at home who is a 21 year old college student.

I'll be...
11-10-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,517
Posted By FiftySix

I love bicycling compared to running. When you...

I love bicycling compared to running. When you stop running the breeze stops. When you quit pedaling the breeze is still there . . . for a while, anyway. :D
11-10-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 319,864
Posted By FiftySix

Movies seen over the last few days . . . A...

Movies seen over the last few days . . .

A Hologram for the King (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Hologram_for_the_King_(film)). Tom Hanks is the movie. If you like Tom Hanks, it's worth a watch....
Forum: Foo
11-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,026
Posted By FiftySix

Mmmm. I love the flavor that a coating of melted...

Mmmm. I love the flavor that a coating of melted and burned styrofoam gives to chicken. Kinda like government cheese.
11-10-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,517
Posted By FiftySix

These have a BMX vibe. Full size bikes, probably...

These have a BMX vibe. Full size bikes, probably have to hunt for used ones.

Thinking of 3-speeds, this discontinued bike is pretty cool.
...
11-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,517
Posted By FiftySix

Hmmm. My thoughts are similar to others in this...

Hmmm. My thoughts are similar to others in this thread.

Riding the same streets and paths everyday, would bore me too. Unless I was a commuter, I would ride only every other day and mix in other...
11-09-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By FiftySix

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

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11-09-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By FiftySix

All hood (bonnet) and little else. My first car...

All hood (bonnet) and little else. My first car had a driver visible 7.5' long hood. I loved that hood going all the way out in front. I haven't had a car with driver visible hood in so long, geez I...
11-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By FiftySix

Seems like the traditional roadster must be a...

Seems like the traditional roadster must be a rare item in the UK these days if they are starting to call modern road bikes with a flat bar a roadster.
11-09-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By FiftySix

As someone that's been "touched" by low power...

As someone that's been "touched" by low power 120/240 volt lines and 750 volt electric fencing (low current), while wearing rubber sole boots, I'm not crossing a power line on my bicycle unless...
11-09-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By FiftySix

Might need a special bike for doing that. ...

Might need a special bike for doing that.


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Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By FiftySix

I don't have any "smart" bulbs, but I do have...

I don't have any "smart" bulbs, but I do have some of those LED filament bulbs in some fixtures in the house. I like 'em for places where the bulbs are not screened from view. Most are dimmable with...
11-09-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By FiftySix

Depends on if it's just someone's crazy uncle's...

Depends on if it's just someone's crazy uncle's extension cord across the road to steal power or not. :innocent:...
11-08-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By FiftySix

Black Ice aka Invisible Ice? Certainly exists...

Black Ice aka Invisible Ice? Certainly exists here once in a while. I've hit it on motorcycles at speed, but not yet on a bicycle. Crazy scary stuff on a motorcycle.
11-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By FiftySix

How much per squirt and can we get it over the...

How much per squirt and can we get it over the counter?
Forum: Foo
11-08-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

So far, I do. :D I probably have a couple...

So far, I do. :D

I probably have a couple hundred machines I work on in a given year (pre-covid). That's 1 human* service tech for a couple hundred machines. Most of those machines are operated by...
11-08-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,601
Posted By FiftySix

Funny thing is I rode bikes and motorcycles like...

Funny thing is I rode bikes and motorcycles like a mad man in my youth. Yes, I've had more accidents and tickets than my friends and relatives, but I could do things in a car or on a motorcycle back...
11-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,601
Posted By FiftySix

This whole horn toot versus blast thing. It...

This whole horn toot versus blast thing.

It may depend on the horns or circuit in the vehicle if the horns can even be controlled to give out a low volume "beep".

My wife's car with American...
11-08-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,601
Posted By FiftySix

In my experience, most cars are so quiet I can't...

In my experience, most cars are so quiet I can't hear them over the wind noise in my ear. Not counting the vehicles with loud exhausts or off road tires humming on pavement, it's mostly visual for me.
Forum: Foo
11-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

Lots of competition for jobs in the trades here. ...

Lots of competition for jobs in the trades here.

What my first hand experience is with is manufacturing, as I repair machinery. In the 33 years in my industry, most highly skilled machine...
11-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,990
Posted By FiftySix

Personally, 3 people I've known lost the battle...

Personally, 3 people I've known lost the battle with cancer. Two with great health care coverage and suffered with cancer and the treatments for 3 to 4 years before succumbing to it. The other person...
11-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,990
Posted By FiftySix

Since we all have to live with Prop 65 labels in...

Since we all have to live with Prop 65 labels in the rest of the USA now, Californians now feel safe enough to move out of their state.

I know I can sleep well at night here in Tejas thanks to all...
Forum: Foo
11-06-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,026
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, that would worry me too. I've had mail sent...

Yeah, that would worry me too. I've had mail sent to me that I've never received, and I've mailed bills that never made it to their destination and never returned.

When I bought my current house...
Forum: Foo
11-06-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,026
Posted By FiftySix

I love the idea of sitting at home filling out a...

I love the idea of sitting at home filling out a ballot and dropping it in the mail. Here, you still have to be 65 or older or have some sort of disability to do that.

Having said that, my county...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Honestly? It's all unobtainium for people in my...

Honestly? It's all unobtainium for people in my situation in the working/lower middle class. The longer America goes down the current heath care/insurance path, it's simply like the movie Elysium...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

That's why my youngest started at the local...

That's why my youngest started at the local community college and transferred to a local university. She lives at home and, pre-pandemic, would drive to class every school day.

We can't imagine...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

None of that worries me more than me wondering...

None of that worries me more than me wondering about the future of jobs in this country.

The population keeps increasing. Automation keeps replacing the need for skilled and unskilled workers....
11-05-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,875
Posted By FiftySix

I happened across a piece of pre-covid NFL...

I happened across a piece of pre-covid NFL history the other day.


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Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

Don't spend it all in one place. :50: ...

Don't spend it all in one place. :50:


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11-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,990
Posted By FiftySix

Prop 65 on clothing, but "complies with all state...

Prop 65 on clothing, but "complies with all state and federal product safety standards".

...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,607
Posted By FiftySix

Thin straps going through the car windows trying...

Thin straps going through the car windows trying to hold 500 lbs of snowmobile in place on a thin sheet metal roof? Yeah, hit a good bump, brake normally, turn normally, and that snowmobile is going...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By FiftySix

The usual youthful optimism is because a young...

The usual youthful optimism is because a young person hasn't been shat on, cheated, robbed, sued, screwed over, or has noticed that most other people just want your money. :lol:
11-05-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,990
Posted By FiftySix

A California law that seems to affect everyone...

A California law that seems to affect everyone that might sell something that ends up in California. So Prop 65 warnings are added which really don't mean squat since the products are still able to...
11-05-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,690
Posted By FiftySix

Bicycle cruisers are more related to motorcycle...

Bicycle cruisers are more related to motorcycle cruisers, than police cruisers or naval cruisers.

It's all about the intended use of cruising "for pleasure" and therefore the design of the bike....
11-04-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By FiftySix

Just need an IGH, fenders, chain guard . . . and...

Just need an IGH, fenders, chain guard . . . and you're in. :D
Forum: Foo
11-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,026
Posted By FiftySix

I voted for you in every race that had a spot for...

I voted for you in every race that had a spot for a write in candidate. I'm countin' on you to keep all your campaign promises, dammit.

:notamused:
11-03-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By FiftySix

You could always get the motorcycle version. :D ...

You could always get the motorcycle version. :D

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/roadster.html
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