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Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By skidder

1975 - 2000. Cheap to maintain myself and they...

1975 - 2000. Cheap to maintain myself and they got me through my college years.

1958 Bug with flipper turn signals and a 1963 drivetrain - totaled by a drunk driver hitting it while it was...
07-27-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By skidder

I've used both the 26x1.5 and 26x2.0 sizes, no...

I've used both the 26x1.5 and 26x2.0 sizes, no problem with either. The 1.5's are on a utility bike I use for commuting, some short distance riding, and utility riding, all on pavement. the 2.0's...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,156
Posted By skidder

I've been on the 'oval' out here in Fontana,...

I've been on the 'oval' out here in Fontana, Calif. and its smooth (maybe its just the ovals NASCAR and INDY-Car like to use?). The Silverstone F-1 track in the UK is also smooth (thats the only one...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By skidder

I wish they'd stop using radios in all the pro...

I wish they'd stop using radios in all the pro races, just let them pay attention to what's going on. That would make it much more interesting. They already know the course (or courses) since its...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 570
Posted By skidder

I've got siblings and their offspring near me,...

I've got siblings and their offspring near me, those are the only people who I know are dependable, and they know I am too. All my current workmates are 'iffy' at best (they'd sell me out in a...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 371
Posted By skidder

I usually buy my cars for cash and drive them...

I usually buy my cars for cash and drive them until the wheels fall off. However, if I needed a new vehicle right now I'd lease it. Dealerships are bloating car prices to ridiculously high levels...
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,004
Posted By skidder

A few more: Most of James Taylor's stuff...

A few more:

Most of James Taylor's stuff perks up my day:

(43) James Taylor - Blossom [320 kbps] - YouTube

(43) Steamroller - YouTube

Similarly, most of Bruce Springsteen's stuff in...
Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,156
Posted By skidder

^^^^^ Richard Carapaza? Didn't he just finish...

^^^^^ Richard Carapaza? Didn't he just finish 3rd in the TdF last weekend (IIRC), then traveled half way around the globe to race in the Olympics? Damn, that dude's gonna be tired! Odd to see no...
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 753
Posted By skidder

Before spending $4 for bottles of water, try...

Before spending $4 for bottles of water, try looking on the web in the localities you'll be passing through or staying at, and see if those communities issue water quality reports. That'll let you...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,004
Posted By skidder

Also got to include this old Billie Holiday tune,...

Also got to include this old Billie Holiday tune, BS&T's version. Same slow bluesy feel with some nice horns and vocals:

(38) God bless the Child-Blood, Sweat and Tears - YouTube

Billie...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,004
Posted By skidder

Not so much the vocals, but I love the...

Not so much the vocals, but I love the instrumental parts of this song; a little slow, as blues should be played. Add to it Jimi's 'timbre'/'touch' on the guitar, the easy-going, relaxed sound he...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,004
Posted By skidder

A little country diddy from Poco/Jim Messina: ...

A little country diddy from Poco/Jim Messina:

(38) Follow your dreams - Poco - YouTube

A little more up-tempo from Patti Smith:

(38) Patti Smith- People Have the Power - YouTube
...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 908
Posted By skidder

That was an interesting situation, wasn't it? It...

That was an interesting situation, wasn't it? It actually took 6 months to clean it up that big encampment along in Santa Ana River next to Angel Stadium (and another month for the one down in the...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 130,630
Posted By skidder

How 'bout some modern guitar hero music to...

How 'bout some modern guitar hero music to enlighten your Monday? :)

(38) Joe Satriani - Nineteen Eighty (Official Video) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 637
Posted By skidder

Same here. If I want to get into social and...

Same here. If I want to get into social and political rants I'll sign on to Bikeforum's Politics and Religion' thread.
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By skidder

Nope, no issues with change at any place I shop. ...

Nope, no issues with change at any place I shop. I was in the supermarket on Sunday (Stater Bros) and no problem using cash/coins as payment. Went into a sandwich shop on Saturday for lunch and...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By skidder

Nope, no issues with change at any place I shop. ...

Nope, no issues with change at any place I shop. I was in the supermarket on Sunday (Stater Bros) and no problem using cash/coins as payment. Went into a sandwich shop on Saturday for lunch and...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 637
Posted By skidder

Congratulations! You're now free of the 'Dark...

Congratulations! You're now free of the 'Dark Force's' bondage. Go forth and enjoy your new-found freedom to engage with real people and things!
Forum: Foo
07-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By skidder

Pepsico got rid of the KFC/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell...

Pepsico got rid of the KFC/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell triumvrate quite a few years ago by create Yum! Brands as a spin-off company and 'selling' it on the stock market. They still own Frito Lay, so you can...
07-17-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By skidder

Since this thread's going nowhere: (36) A...

Since this thread's going nowhere:

(36) A Close Shave - Chase Scene - Wallace and Gromit - YouTube

(36) A Close Shave - The Birth of Shaun the Sheep - Wallace and Gromit - YouTube
07-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,078
Posted By skidder

Most days its not a problem going out first thing...

Most days its not a problem going out first thing in the morning for a 20-30 mile ride. However, I keep a big bottle of strong home-brewed tea in the refrigerator. When I first get up in the...
Forum: Foo
07-13-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 138,342
Posted By skidder

Good Morning! (33) 1080p HD "Good Morning" -...

Good Morning!

(33) 1080p HD "Good Morning" - Singin' in the Rain (1952) - YouTube


(33) Good Morning Good Morning (Remastered 2009) - YouTube
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By skidder

I've got my tin-foil hat right here next to me....

I've got my tin-foil hat right here next to me. :thumb:

Virgin Galactic launched their space plane this morning with passengers (including owner Richard Branson) so it can't be too strong of a...
07-11-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By skidder

FWIW: It was 130F in Death Valley on Friday...

FWIW: It was 130F in Death Valley on Friday afternoon. Current temp (5PM on Sunday July 11) is 127F. Humidity both days has been below 10%, and the low temps have been above 100F. This is a link...
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 150,169
Posted By skidder

Something different, the show tune 'Good...

Something different, the show tune 'Good Morning'. First is the 1939 original use in 'Babes in Arms'

(31) Judy Garland Stereo - Good Morning - Mickey Rooney - Babes In Arms 1939 - YouTube
...
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By skidder

In the early 2000s I worked at a Chevy dealer and...

In the early 2000s I worked at a Chevy dealer and it was well known they put crap tires on all the new cars**. That's one of the main reasons a lot of car dealerships have gotten into the tire...
07-10-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By skidder

As others have mentioned, just get a 7 or 8 speed...

As others have mentioned, just get a 7 or 8 speed RD bicycle; bigger gearing range gives you more flexibility with speeds. The deurallier bicycles are really no more complex that the IGHs, its just...
07-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,085
Posted By skidder

You're going to trade that nice 15-20mph breeze...

You're going to trade that nice 15-20mph breeze you make while riding for increased aerodynamics? Not sure that would be a good idea in the summertime. Crosswinds might be a concern with all the...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By skidder

Its a new vehicle? Car manufacturers usually put...

Its a new vehicle? Car manufacturers usually put crappy tires on their general products as a way to hold down costs. As long as the tires get 15K-20K miles and get the vehicle to roll off the lot...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By skidder

If you really want to see brand consolidation...

If you really want to see brand consolidation then investigate who-owns-what in the worldwide automotive industry. China bought Volvo a few years ago, Fiat-Chrysler is partnered with Peugot (and...
07-10-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By skidder

If you're only visiting why not get a membership...

If you're only visiting why not get a membership in a national gym chain and go to one of their local facilities near the 'Tragic Kingdom' in the early AM to get some bicycle/stair climber/treadmill...
07-08-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By skidder

I use a 53/14 combination on the local MUP when...

I use a 53/14 combination on the local MUP when there's no wind (max would be 53/12). Its flat-as-a-pancake with only a few quick 'dips' under overpassing cross streets. You'll definitely feel it...
Forum: Foo
07-06-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By skidder

Some of the brands shown under different...

Some of the brands shown under different corporations are just different brand names sold in different countries. Nestle is a good example, so is Coca Cola and Mondelez. Some of their brands are...
Forum: Foo
07-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,156
Posted By skidder

The 'Dude' does not abide? Probably down at his...

The 'Dude' does not abide? Probably down at his local pub having a few White Russians.

Too bad the Michigan man is taking out that porch; it kind of tied the back yard together.
06-29-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By skidder

Yo dawg, ya got sumpthin' to say!

Yo dawg, ya got sumpthin' to say!
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By skidder

I got the widest drop bars I could find (48CM)...

I got the widest drop bars I could find (48CM) and they are noticeable better than the regular 42cm-44cm bars that come on most bikes YMMV.
06-27-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By skidder

250 miles. Took Amtrak up to San Luis Obispo and...

250 miles. Took Amtrak up to San Luis Obispo and rode back.
Las Vegas, about 280 miles - rode out there in the spring and flew back to L.A.
Took a bike on Amtrak up to the San Francisco Bay area...
06-27-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,478
Posted By skidder

Red/Black 'splash' tape. Really good match with...

Red/Black 'splash' tape. Really good match with the bike and Ridley logo colors, might also go good with the beige sidewalls on the tires (although all-black would look even better). :thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-27-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 150,169
Posted By skidder

A few more from Latvia: Cover of Daft Punk: ...

A few more from Latvia:

Cover of Daft Punk:

(15) Daft Punk - 'Aerodynamic' - Full Band Cover [ROCK] Laura Lace - YouTube

Electrified Bach:

(15) J. S. Bach - Toccata in D Minor Guitar...
Forum: Foo
06-27-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 150,169
Posted By skidder

Came across these during the week: (15)...

Came across these during the week:

(15) Over the Mountain (OZZY) - HEAVY MELLOW (Metal classics on Flamenco Guitars) - YouTube

(15) Clutch - Fortunate Son (Official Video) - YouTube

From...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By skidder

Is that what you have to do to take a bicycle on...

Is that what you have to do to take a bicycle on a train in France? That looks like a lot of disassembly for carrying on a train. Nothing that extensive is required here in the USA on our Amtrak...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By skidder

Did you look through the website for the park? ...

Did you look through the website for the park? It's got almost all the information you need:

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP (ca.gov) (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570)

As for your dates, I'd say your...
Forum: Foo
06-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By skidder

The first oil shortage? I wasn't driving then,...

The first oil shortage? I wasn't driving then, but I remember the long lines at a gas station I had to go by when going to school.

I do think prices have gone up, but not to any extreme (at...
Forum: Foo
06-25-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 507
Posted By skidder

Did the recruiter tell you this? After 35 years...

Did the recruiter tell you this? After 35 years of employment, and hearing that line many times, I wouldn't trust it. If job one can supply you with some experience you can sell to your next...
06-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,745
Posted By skidder

I'm not happy with that at all. 15 mph might be a...

I'm not happy with that at all. 15 mph might be a little slow for the bicycles I see on street paths, and I could see them being used on the local MUP. I'd think drones would be more cost...
06-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By skidder

Nice. Everyone needs a bicycle like that,...

Nice. Everyone needs a bicycle like that, something to use for running errands, beach cruising, whatever. Since its got 26" wheels you could probably find some cheap street tires that are puncture...
06-20-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By skidder

Less than a mile. That's how far it is to get...

Less than a mile. That's how far it is to get out of my housing tract and down the road to the main roadway. I might go slow for longer if there's a headwind when I get out to the main roadway so I...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By skidder

One other consideration to buying him a new...

One other consideration to buying him a new touring bike is availability; there are very few in LBS (at least in my area), so hopefully the inventory pipeline will be recharged by next spring. Good...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By skidder

One other consideration to buying him a new...

One other consideration to buying him a new touring bike is availability; there are very few in LBS (at least in my area), so hopefully the inventory pipeline will be recharged by next spring. Good...
Forum: Foo
06-19-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,427
Posted By skidder

You could try visiting Death Valley National...

You could try visiting Death Valley National Park. Not very many people there at all this time of year, but it is a little warm (127F this past Wednesday)
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