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Forum: Touring 04-06-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I converted my Vaya to an X7 28/42 and only had...

I converted my Vaya to an X7 28/42 and only had to move the stock FD down a little to get it to shift well. When I put an 11/36T cassette on the back I thought I might have to replace the FD, but...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-31-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 114,767
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Went to see Nebraska this week. It was darkly...

Went to see Nebraska this week. It was darkly funny in a way that appeals to me. Alexander Payne makes good movies. 8/10.
Forum: Foo 01-31-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Simon Cowbell
That b&w footage from his show, Rainbow Quest, is...

That b&w footage from his show, Rainbow Quest, is all fantastic stuff.
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-23-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 114,767
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Good call. I hadn't remembered it being so...

Good call. I hadn't remembered it being so short. FWIW, I thought the crows came off pretty favorably compared to the Italian Ringmaster or the clowns from "Joisey."
Forum: Touring 01-23-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,676
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Everybody draws the line somewhere. Compared to...

Everybody draws the line somewhere. Compared to single-track mtn biking, casual touring on pavement seems pretty safe to me, and I'll often leave the bucket behind. I definitely ride more...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-20-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 114,767
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I saw this on Netflix over the w/e. I didn't...

I saw this on Netflix over the w/e. I didn't think it was that bad. Gemma Arterton and the Troll had some real chemistry going on there, for one thing. Actually, that may've been the only thing......
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-11-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,090
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I did several episodes of Don't Trust the B____...

I did several episodes of Don't Trust the B____ in Apt 23, proving that I'll watch almost anything with Dreama Walker. 5/10
Forum: Foo 01-11-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Ah, the smell of burning flux in the morning. ...

Ah, the smell of burning flux in the morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHA9atmup0
Forum: Foo 01-10-14, 11:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 976
Posted By Simon Cowbell
American Hustle night before last. An old friend...

American Hustle night before last. An old friend and I try to get together for a movie every week. We usually go to the latest matinee to save $. The week before we saw Inside Llweyn Davis.
Forum: Foo 01-09-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,206
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I've got saving gmaps for offline use down. And...

I've got saving gmaps for offline use down. And using my Droid in Airplane mode solves most of the battery issues as the GPS tracker seems to use less juice than letting the phone search for cell...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-09-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 114,767
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Agreed. I saw this last night and imo the whole...

Agreed. I saw this last night and imo the whole cast was, well, wow. Great storytelling.
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-09-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Simon Cowbell
To me she's always sounded like a less inventive...

To me she's always sounded like a less inventive Jesca Hoop. Still, she's very young and hopefully has her best work ahead. Anyway, I like the single but wouldn't be interested in hearing it more...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-07-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,063
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Happy People: A Year in the Tagia is a fantastic...

Happy People: A Year in the Tagia is a fantastic documentary on trapping in Northern Russia. Co-directed and narrated by Werner Herzog, it's one of his best since that Crazy Grizzly Guy doc.
...
Forum: Foo 01-07-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Simon Cowbell
A Sonos Connect would work well with Sirius and...

A Sonos Connect would work well with Sirius and your stereo. The Fire is the only Kindle that would work as a controller, though.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-07-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,251
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Just another Vaya. 358630

Just another Vaya.
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Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-05-14, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 85,250
Posted By Simon Cowbell
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01110/...

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01110/book-skiing_1110890c.jpg
Forum: Foo 01-05-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8,926
Views: 962,355
Posted By Simon Cowbell
A random playlist. But this just came up. ...

A random playlist. But this just came up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt9VCuAbRxc
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 12-29-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,924,359
Posted By Simon Cowbell
http://www.elanmehler.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.elanmehler.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Elan_FinalAlbum_revised.jpg
Forum: Foo 12-27-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I read plenty of treeware, but I'd rather not...

I read plenty of treeware, but I'd rather not store it. There'd have to be another ten feet of shelving here to keep the books I've read on Kindles, and then they wouldn't be nearly so well indexed...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-24-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Simon Cowbell
They were found the next morning in the Bear...

They were found the next morning in the Bear Canyon CG. Way off-route, they'd built a huge fire and waited out the night.


Been there, done that. Burned the T-shirt.
Forum: Foo 12-24-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,700
Posted By Simon Cowbell
Tools I Have Loved. Hand tools: My...

Tools I Have Loved.
Hand tools: My Lie-Neilson low-angle block plane. Almost too nice to use!

Power tools: A 1960s vintage Stanley router. Out of 8 routers, by far my fav.

This...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 12-22-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 114,767
Posted By Simon Cowbell
The guy who played Coreander, the bookseller, was...

The guy who played Coreander, the bookseller, was a friends father. I met him a couple of times. Nice guy.

I saw "Inside Llewyn Davis" today. The Coen Bros always leave me things to puzzle...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 12-21-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,924,359
Posted By Simon Cowbell
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Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,211
Posted By Simon Cowbell
I pack along those lines too. Tools, tubes, rain...

I pack along those lines too. Tools, tubes, rain gear and such on riders left.

My biggest rule is to keep anything that could rub through the pannier pointing away from the fabric and...
Forum: Touring 12-14-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Simon Cowbell
My Kindle, loaded with maps and guide books,...

My Kindle, loaded with maps and guide books, rides in my handlebar bag. If I need the map (or book,) I stop and get it out. For me, having devices on my bars leads to a clock-watching behavior that...
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