Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-14-08, 09:09 PM   #1
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
Thread Starter
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone here have physical talent?

After lurking here for so long it seems Foosters have the gift of gab but little to back up physical merits. Does anyone here have real world usable skills? Wood working, sewing, musical instrument playing, singing, cooking, metal-working, painting, iron-working, etc. ??? Do you change your oil, replaces your brake pads , check your tire pressure??? Can anyone here tie a bowline knot.....or even a square-knot? Step outside your cubicle and show off your talent. With pictures.

Last edited by glenng; 01-14-08 at 09:17 PM.
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:13 PM   #2
Rosso Corsa
Senoir Membre
 
Rosso Corsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Centurion Le Mans, Bianchi Sport, Trek 3500
Posts: 422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I play the piano! Sorry, no pics though.
I cook some mean eggs, too.
Rosso Corsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:17 PM   #3
jschen
riding once again
 
jschen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: '06 Cervelo R3, '05 Specialized Allez
Posts: 7,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I evidently softly snore in a rhythmic, almost melodic fashion. Does that count?
__________________
If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
jschen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:17 PM   #4
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
Posts: 2,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I LOVE to cook. Baking is my speciality though. I make some mean chocolate chip cookies
__________________
"RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.
snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:19 PM   #5
ChiefCatchacold
Roller Coaster
 
ChiefCatchacold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gardner, Kansas
Bikes: Trek 2300, Fisher Cobia
Posts: 148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowy View Post
I LOVE to cook. Baking is my speciality though. I make some mean chocolate chip cookies
omg omg omg

:drool:

</homersimpson>

Last edited by ChiefCatchacold; 01-14-08 at 09:27 PM.
ChiefCatchacold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:22 PM   #6
jschen
riding once again
 
jschen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: '06 Cervelo R3, '05 Specialized Allez
Posts: 7,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowy View Post
I LOVE to cook. Baking is my speciality though. I make some mean chocolate chip cookies
If I visit Colorado, will you let me try your chocolate chip cookies? I love chocolate, I love cookies, and not surprisingly, I love chocolate chip cookies.
__________________
If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
jschen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:23 PM   #7
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
Thread Starter
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Baking is a talent for sure. But there is more to baking than following the recipe on the back of a Nestle package. What do you cook?
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:26 PM   #8
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like to think Im a good cook.
Im a musician too. See this thread: Rockin the suburbs
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:30 PM   #9
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
Posts: 2,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jschen View Post
If I visit Colorado, will you let me try your chocolate chip cookies? I love chocolate, I love cookies, and not surprisingly, I love chocolate chip cookies.
Definitely.

And Glenn nope I don't follow the receipe on the back of the bag. LOL I live in Colorado that wouldn't work cause of the altitude
__________________
"RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.
snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:30 PM   #10
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I play a TV remote like nobody's business. My fingers jump from channel 248 to 500 faster than most people think humanly possible. It is not natural talent mind you.....oh I practice and I practice. Just tonight I have been holding down the up channel button for almost 2 hours now.......one handed
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:32 PM   #11
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I built a bike. And a few computers. Does that count for anything?

Oh, and I can tie my shoes! I don't know what kind of knot that is, but I can tie the **** out of it!
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:33 PM   #12
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
I am pretty handy with tools...this is me at the bike shop on the day Bridgette was re-born.



(I'm the shorter cuter one.)
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:35 PM   #13
Suttree
some new kind of kick
 
Suttree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Smog Valley
Bikes: SOMA Rush, Miyata 912, Kogswell Mod. G, want a porteur bike
Posts: 1,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OP what do you think--we are all a bunch of hands connected to
a keyboard on a schiavo-gruel drip feed. OK, that last bit was tasteless
just like the gruel but:

skillz, I haz dem:

carpentry (old skill slightly rusty)
wiring (old skill slightly rusty)
plumbing (old skill slightly rusty)
cooking (eat daily)
horse shoeing (old skill slightly rusty)
back country guide (old skill slightly rusty)
build up own bikes (last week)
own piles of sketch books (as of now)
change own oil

etc.
Suttree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:42 PM   #14
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
Thread Starter
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
OP what do you think--we are all a bunch of hands connected to
a keyboard on a schiavo-gruel drip feed. OK, that last bit was tasteless
just like the gruel but:

skillz, I haz dem:


horse shoeing (old skill slightly rusty)


etc.
Cool! Thats a skill I never had.
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:44 PM   #15
skiahh
Senior Member
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not only a square knot, bowline knot, a ONE HANDED bowline knot, but my own BOW TIE knot, too!

I do most of the minor mechanical stuff on my vehicles, bikes, toys. Fly planes, bake, cook and more.

Last edited by skiahh; 01-14-08 at 09:50 PM.
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:45 PM   #16
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Musician:
Guitar
Keyboards
Flute
Tin Whistle
Some Banjo
Tres (Cuban instrument, like a guitar, probably related to a Russian Balalaika, 3 sets of paired strings)

I cook
I can drive anything with wheels on it, and do so in extreme conditions

Weird side, I can cross one eye at a time.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:45 PM   #17
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
Thread Starter
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I built a bike. And a few computers. Does that count for anything?

Oh, and I can tie my shoes! I don't know what kind of knot that is, but I can tie the **** out of it!
Computers count. Shoe knots are tied by everyone. Those that can`t tie shoes are challenged. Older folks can use velcro shoes without penalty.
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:50 PM   #18
marqueemoon
or tarckeemoon, depending
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the pesto of cities
Bikes: Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
Posts: 7,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)






marqueemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:54 PM   #19
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ooooh, lacing wheels, now there's a talent

It's bloody useful too!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:55 PM   #20
FlyingAnchor
Senior Member
 
FlyingAnchor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Humboldt County Ca
Bikes: All Recumbent, Strada and TT Tour
Posts: 301
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I need a camera

Play guitar mandolin plus some other things.
Wood work ie... lathe plus.
leather work.
normal car repair, doesn't count.
Shoot a rifle "accurately"
Sharpen knives
on and on.....
FlyingAnchor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:57 PM   #21
marqueemoon
or tarckeemoon, depending
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the pesto of cities
Bikes: Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
Posts: 7,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Ooooh, lacing wheels, now there's a talent

It's bloody useful too!

Well I'm not quite good at it yet, but I've built 4 so far.
marqueemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:58 PM   #22
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
Thread Starter
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lacing wheels...sweet!

Normal car work counts!

Sharpening knives counts

Leather work counts



You can earn a living from all of these. Cool!

Last edited by glenng; 01-14-08 at 10:05 PM.
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:59 PM   #23
JF1
Senior Member
 
JF1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kaysville, Utah
Bikes: 2006 Giant OCR 3 Composite
Posts: 544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It skipped a generation. My daughters have all the talent.
JF1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 09:59 PM   #24
marqueemoon
or tarckeemoon, depending
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the pesto of cities
Bikes: Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
Posts: 7,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I cook pretty well too. Sorry ladies. I'm taken.
marqueemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 10:15 PM   #25
Suttree
some new kind of kick
 
Suttree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Smog Valley
Bikes: SOMA Rush, Miyata 912, Kogswell Mod. G, want a porteur bike
Posts: 1,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So far MarqueeMoon wins--he produced pics.
Suttree is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 PM.