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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 04:57 AM
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Posted By badger1

Ouch! Maybe the 128 was cursed? Some guy t-boned...

Ouch! Maybe the 128 was cursed? Some guy t-boned mine -- he ran a red. Luckily I wasn't hurt but the car sure was. Insurance insisted on repair, not write-off, but it was never the same after --...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Ah, Fiats! My very first car was a '65 VW Beetle,...

Ah, Fiats! My very first car was a '65 VW Beetle, but after a few years I had first a little Fiat 128, and then a Fiat 131 'Mirafiori', I think it was called. This would have been in the mid 70s....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 07:34 PM
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Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Televised? I actually agree with you. I'm an NHL...

Televised? I actually agree with you. I'm an NHL fan from way back, but even those games now have too many ad-dictated stoppages, which last too long, for my liking. I also follow football soccer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

You probably wouldn't enjoy cricket! I do, but...

You probably wouldn't enjoy cricket! I do, but it's an acquired taste; a five-day Test match ... hmmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-23, 07:29 AM
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Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7aM_HWMdj0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7aM_HWMdj0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Yes. Lee's track (and category) is still...

Yes. Lee's track (and category) is still uncertain, but there's no doubt we will have an interesting weekend. Will likely affect us as a tropical storm (< tropical cyclone < hurricane) but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I couldn't tell from the pic ... that's good. I...

I couldn't tell from the pic ... that's good. I still think that seat stay is really iffy. Don't think I'd ride it, but I'm old 'n slow 'n fragile, so there is that. Good luck with it, and I hope you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I am no expert at all, but ... I don't think I...

I am no expert at all, but ... I don't think I would continue riding that frame. Seatstay really does look like it could buckle at any moment, and does that one pic show damage to a chainstay, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fH2fFxIJ-A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fH2fFxIJ-A
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Earlier than usual this year; probably week of...

Earlier than usual this year; probably week of Sept. 26 or the week following. Going to have some warm days this coming week -- 25/6 real degrees -- but then temps will probably revert to daytime...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

View from behind back of barn, over the tidal...

View from behind back of barn, over the tidal marsh inlet. At low tide, one can see the very old system of dikes and stations for fishing weirs that used to be more obvious.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Bay of Fundy tidal watch ......

Bay of Fundy tidal watch ... not-quite-a-spring-tide, but close (missed getting a pic yesterday). Water is about 25' from front of our lawn.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Interesting. Up here the ban is the result of...

Interesting. Up here the ban is the result of federal legislation, so country-wide. IIRC, effective December '22 Canadian companies could no longer manufacture or import a broad range of single-use...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Interesting ... and gruesome!

Interesting ... and gruesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 02:25 PM
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Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

That, of course, is the situational irony...

That, of course, is the situational irony inherent in all this palaver! Oh well; tiffin boxes for the win.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I think so too; has to be. And yes, deffo a...

I think so too; has to be. And yes, deffo a hornet, not wasp.

Edit: (slaps own head) I forgot that bald-faced 'hornets' are, technically, wasps, not hornets proper, despite their colouring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

All gone up here: no single use plastic bags in...

All gone up here: no single use plastic bags in the grocery stores or elsewhere. Plastic straws, cutlery, etc. on their way out as well.

Next up: our federal gummint has its sights set on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Ugh! I wonder what that is? Size would be a...

Ugh! I wonder what that is? Size would be a Northern Giant Hornet, but the colouring seems wrong. Maybe a bald-faced hornet, but too big? Hmmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Mine is a '19, first year of the carbon X (1x)...

Mine is a '19, first year of the carbon X (1x) ones. Replaced my stolen 2010 one, which had an E5 main frame w/carbon fork and seat stays. They suit this old man's cycling needs perfectly.
I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Doubtful. Too askeered.

Doubtful. Too askeered.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Hey ... careful there! This old man (72 on...

Hey ... careful there! This old man (72 on 9/11:eek:) rides a 'hybrid.'

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1650x1275/sirrus_x_iii_6205968c878bd91408a85838a3abca824ba795a8.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Knoxville needs one of these places -- spotted in...

Knoxville needs one of these places -- spotted in Saint John NB. Right next door to the rather genteel/upscale -- i.e. pretentious -- organic/whole foods place (an anomaly around here) we frequent....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Boats I can't help with; I've been messing about...

Boats I can't help with; I've been messing about in them since I was a little kid, so I have no understanding of uneasiness with being out on the water.

Re. logging, that's unfortunate.:(
On the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Two time-honoured occupations come to mind:...

Two time-honoured occupations come to mind: fisherman (East Coast, not the effete West) and logger. The latter has been celebrated in song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I have a 'like' button, on both Macbook Air (OS...

I have a 'like' button, on both Macbook Air (OS Ventura, Safari) and iPhone (ios 16 whatever-the-latest-version-is, Safari). ??
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

R.I.P. Sinéad O'Connor (aet. 56). ...

R.I.P. Sinéad O'Connor (aet. 56).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EF60neguk
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

+1000 As a singer/interpreter working the...

+1000
As a singer/interpreter working the 'American songbook', right up there with Nat King Cole, F. Sinatra, Ella F., and a few others, imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

"It's not the heat, it's the humidity"?

"It's not the heat, it's the humidity"?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Same. Got lots of time in on the bike at home...

Same. Got lots of time in on the bike at home base during the spring, but so far a wash-out out here. It's been a soggy summer!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Dunno how people can take this?! Back at home...

Dunno how people can take this?! Back at home base (Southwest Ontario) it's been hot/sticky, but nothing like the above. Here on the Fundy coast we've been constant between 18 and 25C during the day,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Nevertheless, still 'there' potentially if the...

Nevertheless, still 'there' potentially if the CRA nonsense is overcome?

Yes, the increases are very noticeable -- mainly driven by the areas comprising the '401 corridor', and especially (but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

News item of interest to those with holdings of...

News item of interest to those with holdings of agricultural lands in Ontario:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I suppose I am; been around a while.

I suppose I am; been around a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

[QUOTE=LesterOfPuppets;22954209]I'm more of a...

[QUOTE=LesterOfPuppets;22954209]I'm more of a Murdoch Mysteries guy. And one of the best comedy series of all time, worldwide, Corner Gas. I think Velo Vol might be related to Oscar LeRoy.../QUOTE]
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Yep, dedicated 1x frame. That's one of the...

Yep, dedicated 1x frame. That's one of the reasons I bought it. The gearing options suit me just fine, and the whole thing is 'clean.' At near 72, and with a few infirmities to deal with, I no longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Most excellent! Next thing we know, you will be...

Most excellent! Next thing we know, you will be watching archival re-runs of the Friendly Giant. All true Canadians of a certain age will be familiar with Rusty, Jerome, and company. Fun fact: the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

I most certainly would not want to offend my...

I most certainly would not want to offend my compatriot vol.

Gratuitous serious addendum: no, not a 'gravel bike' ... a crabon fibré mutt. 2019 Spec Sirrus X; came with 38 'gravel' tires that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Are you a fan of 'good good whole wheat...

Are you a fan of 'good good whole wheat Shreddies'?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Warning: bicycle content. Image may offend some...

Warning: bicycle content. Image may offend some viewers.
This old man's flat-earth bar rode biek project is just about finished. Just shifter/cassette/chain and wheels left to do. Thinking XT-level...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Fortunate find!!

Fortunate find!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Yes; a relatively recent loss near my home region...

Yes; a relatively recent loss near my home region is still a concern -- environmentally and as a general hazard. As far as I know, very few of these have been located/recovered....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Heh! Yes, I recall that post. Just a fact of life...

Heh! Yes, I recall that post. Just a fact of life in large parts of eastern Canada. Nothing, though, compared to the northern (but still habitable) bits of the country. Fun fact #1: horseflies 'bite'...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Thanks ... yes, it is a beautiful* place. The...

Thanks ... yes, it is a beautiful* place. The tides are quite the thing. I'm from the West Coast of Canada originally; an ocean kid, grew up right on the water on Vancouver Island. But the tides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Incroyable ... I am not lanterne rouge!

Incroyable ... I am not lanterne rouge!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Stuff, for the most part. A miscellany really ......

Stuff, for the most part. A miscellany really ... assorted building materials, work bench, garden tools, that sort of thing. The original stalls (two horses) from the 1850s are still in place in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Now settled into our summer place (a.k.a. money...

Now settled into our summer place (a.k.a. money barbecue). Leaking roof to be sorted tomorrow; leak in upstairs plumbing sorted today. After a few days of mist/periodic torrential rains the sun...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

Noted, and so ... to Hell with it! Happy to test...

Noted, and so ... to Hell with it! Happy to test the censor from time to time -- nothing vicious or obscene!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

"H*ll is other people"?

"H*ll is other people"?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

In my experience, our CRA is not unlike your IRS...

In my experience, our CRA is not unlike your IRS as I understand it. They will get what they claim, unless one has the means to push back. If one does push back, ‘deals’ can be made.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,971
Posted By badger1

We do not. No idea about how things are in the...

We do not. No idea about how things are in the States, but up here recruiting for what are rather optimistically called our ‘armed forces’ is in a sad state.
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