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Forum: Foo
08-15-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,492
Posted By Altair 4

I think apes are. I would like to think that...

I think apes are. I would like to think that dolphins are (and thanks for all the fish). I dunno about dogs and horses. Maybe I'd like to think they aren't.
08-12-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 532
Posted By Altair 4

A co-worker (since retired) bought a used folding...

A co-worker (since retired) bought a used folding bike to take along on flights to interesting cities. He loved the rides and often sent me photos from them. This all occurred after a late-in-life...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Altair 4

Yep, 2 night minimum stay. Search continues. Or...

Yep, 2 night minimum stay. Search continues. Or maybe our plans need revision...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Altair 4

Thinking about the Pine Creek Rail Trail in PA - Have Questions

So the friend I sometimes ride with came across an article about the PA Grand Canyon and the Pine Creek trail. We're giving it some thought to riding it, but because of our travel distances (about 3...
08-10-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,559
Views: 712,467
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Beach near La Jolla. We were hoping for the green flash, but alas,...
07-31-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,559
Views: 712,467
Posted By Altair 4

What venue is this for the Lantern Festival? ...

What venue is this for the Lantern Festival? Probably 15 years ago, I took the Altair family to Toronto to see the festival at Ontario Place, on Lake Ontario. The water element really added to the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Altair 4

OP, can you give a little more detail about the...

OP, can you give a little more detail about the train from Montreal? Price, bike accommodations, travel time? Thanks!
07-22-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,559
Views: 712,467
Posted By Altair 4

I have a photo of Rue du Petit Champlain (same...

I have a photo of Rue du Petit Champlain (same street as your other photo) from back in the day. There's a Renault 5 (Le Car) in the background. You used to see quite a few French cars back then....
07-20-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,559
Views: 712,467
Posted By Altair 4

I know that view. How was your stay at the...

I know that view. How was your stay at the Frontenac? Mrs. Altair and I honeymooned there in the 1980's. I think it was a CP Hotel at that time. To be honest, we loved the location, the lobby, and...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 867
Posted By Altair 4

I feel your pain. I had a groundhog get under the...

I feel your pain. I had a groundhog get under the hood of our VW Passat where he bit through the crank position sensor wire. What a PITA that was. I borrowed a neighbor's hav a heart and caught 1...
Forum: Foo
07-14-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

For some reason I'm hearing Michael Scott from...

For some reason I'm hearing Michael Scott from The Office yelling "Parkour!"
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Altair 4

The CVSR website updated today! Bike...

The CVSR website updated today!

Bike Aboard is part of their Explorer program. The website says it will restart on Wednesday, July 20. CVSR Bike Aboard (https://www.cvsr.org/bike-aboard/)

I...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Altair 4

I usually park at Botzum and ride downstream and...

I usually park at Botzum and ride downstream and catch the train back. I figure I'll park farther north and ride upstream while I'm fresh and the morning is cool. Any idea what the crowds are like...
07-08-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By Altair 4

What, no selection for silver?? Three of...

What, no selection for silver??

Three of four of my bikes are silver or mostly silver (the Trek has some nice blue). The outlier is black - I think you can guess which one :).
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Altair 4

I find myself ending up in Akron later this...

I find myself ending up in Akron later this month. I was thinking of riding the Cuyahoga Valley again and taking the Bike Aboard train back to my car, but the website says that the train isn't...
Forum: Foo
07-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

That dog has more sense (and better reactions)...

That dog has more sense (and better reactions) than some people I know.
Forum: Foo
07-06-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

I would like to see what the vehicle looked like...

I would like to see what the vehicle looked like after everything was over.
Forum: Foo
06-27-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

Looks like a new Monty Python sketch...

Looks like a new Monty Python sketch...
Forum: Foo
06-09-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

Salmon wannabes?

Salmon wannabes?
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Altair 4

I have limited advice other than to say perhaps...

I have limited advice other than to say perhaps you should post this in the "Eastern Canada" in the Regional Discussions section. Might get more feedback there.

This might be helpful too: ...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Altair 4

I'll second the GAP and C&O. The TrailGuide book...

I'll second the GAP and C&O. The TrailGuide book is a great resource: GAP TrailGuide (https://gaptrail.org/before-you-go/trailguide/)

Ontario by Bike (https://www.ontariobybike.ca/) is a pretty...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

Like watching a card dealer spread out a deck.

Like watching a card dealer spread out a deck.
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12,365
Views: 2,675,818
Posted By Altair 4

The devil is in the details.

The devil is in the details.
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,398
Posted By Altair 4

Wow, that's a lot of cars! I'm 64 and I've owned...

Wow, that's a lot of cars! I'm 64 and I've owned 6 cars. The OP's current car is 20 years old - what's the longest you've held onto a BMW? How's the dependability over the long haul?
Forum: Foo
04-27-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,398
Posted By Altair 4

Well, the OP did say "sedan." But running with...

Well, the OP did say "sedan." But running with Hondo's thought, we had a Honda Accord that ran 225,000 miles over 20 years with no major issues.
Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12,365
Views: 2,675,818
Posted By Altair 4

I think you meant to Infinity and behind.

I think you meant to Infinity and behind.
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

Yep, right up until they start the recipe for...

Yep, right up until they start the recipe for sharkfin soup....
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By Altair 4

​​​​​​ LOL! Okay, to clarify, "while I rode...

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LOL! Okay, to clarify, "while I rode the rest of the GAP over the next two days."
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-11-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Altair 4

Google "The Great Ride" on YT for a hour long...

Google "The Great Ride" on YT for a hour long video on the GAP and C&O that was produced by our local PBS station. You might enjoy it.
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By Altair 4

Hey cccorlew, what is your scheduled departure...

Hey cccorlew, what is your scheduled departure date? Sunrise is getting earlier every day (today it was 6:48 AM, on June 21 it's 5:49 AM) and it gets light earlier than that.



I left my car...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-08-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Altair 4

Added a photo to my last entry for you.

Added a photo to my last entry for you.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
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
04-07-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By Altair 4

Agreed. Another very cool thing to observe is...

Agreed. Another very cool thing to observe is when a supply or new crew ship is approaching to dock with ISS. Back in the day, I've seen the space shuttle following the ISS to dock. Always...
Forum: Foo
04-06-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By Altair 4

Stellarium does show satellites for sure. The...

Stellarium does show satellites for sure. The nice thing about Heaven's Above is that you can print out the list and plan your observing, if that's your thing (yeah, I'm an absolute nerd about stuff...
Forum: Foo
04-06-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By Altair 4

The lower the number, the brighter the object. ...

The lower the number, the brighter the object. If you look at the constellation of Orion, the three stars in the "belt" range from 1.62 to 2.13. Then look eastward from Orion and you'll see the...
04-05-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Altair 4

For a real giggle, ride through a downtown...

For a real giggle, ride through a downtown section of a city with tall buildings. I ride through downtown Pittsburgh and MapMyRide will show crazy elevation changes. Obviously I must be riding on...
Forum: Foo
04-05-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
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: Mid-Atlantic
04-01-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Altair 4

I rode a 32 mile out-and-back from Garrett, PA to...

I rode a 32 mile out-and-back from Garrett, PA to the Mason Dixon Line on Oct. 14, 2020. The leaves were good but not great that year. The trail was not very busy (it was a Wednesday)....
Forum: Foo
03-23-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
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.
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,027
Posted By Altair 4

Mine is a Showers Pass Transit. I got it at REI...

Mine is a Showers Pass Transit. I got it at REI on an end-of-the-season sale at about half of regular price. It was a heck of deal that I couldn't pass up. It's bulkier than others in the Showers...
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,027
Posted By Altair 4

I have a Showers Pass jacket that looks a lot...

I have a Showers Pass jacket that looks a lot like this, but it's probably too warm for the time of the year that the OP will need it. On the other hand, I felt like I was getting hypothermia in 70...
03-22-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,559
Views: 712,467
Posted By Altair 4

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

A street scene that reminds me of the "Mary Poppins" neighborhood.
Forum: Foo
03-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

It'll buff right out.

It'll buff right out.
Forum: Foo
03-18-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 804
Posted By Altair 4

I'll throw in one more. I've always been a big...

I'll throw in one more. I've always been a big Niven fan. His "Svetz" stories are fun, combining time travel with alternate universes.

The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven...
Forum: Foo
03-16-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

On that trajectory, the dog will soon be opening...

On that trajectory, the dog will soon be opening the pantry door to get the bag of dog food directly.
Forum: Foo
03-16-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 804
Posted By Altair 4

I'll see your "Gun for Dinosaur" and raise you "A...

I'll see your "Gun for Dinosaur" and raise you "A Sound of Thunder."
A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury...
03-14-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
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
03-10-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12,365
Views: 2,675,818
Posted By Altair 4

Does the dog also play poker? I think I've seen...

Does the dog also play poker? I think I've seen a painting like that.
Forum: Foo
03-04-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,062
Posted By Altair 4

Just because you can do it doesn't mean you...

Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. Nice to see the roll-over at the end.
Forum: Foo
03-04-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12,365
Views: 2,675,818
Posted By Altair 4

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

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