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07-25-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By KenSmith

My father used to have a saying that covered...

My father used to have a saying that covered this... "go outside, you're waterproof".
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,954
Posted By KenSmith

looks to me like the lock is more expensive than...

looks to me like the lock is more expensive than the bike...
05-24-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By KenSmith

you're right, its not about biking. Its about a...

you're right, its not about biking. Its about a prinicipal who overstepped her bounds, assuming the role of parent to 60+ high schoolers. Again, its none of her business how they got to school,...
05-24-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By KenSmith

I dont understand why its any of her business how...

I dont understand why its any of her business how these seniors got to school. In my opinion, this is a person on a power trip, nothing else.
05-17-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By KenSmith

not a troll, but definitely a tool...

not a troll, but definitely a tool...
05-14-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By KenSmith

NOS88, will you adopt me? PLEASE????

NOS88, will you adopt me? PLEASE????
05-14-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By KenSmith

Unfortunatly, I'm 8 hours from home. Had flowers...

Unfortunatly, I'm 8 hours from home. Had flowers delivered to the "lovely and charming", had a nice long talk on the phone with her. Been married 38 years, first mothers day apart. Then went for a...
04-30-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,545
Posted By KenSmith

I would stop, purchase pizza, consume half with...

I would stop, purchase pizza, consume half with appropriate brewed bevarage, ask for a small box, strap to rack.
Problem solved....
04-30-12, 05:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,967
Posted By KenSmith

I find it interesting to watch some of these...

I find it interesting to watch some of these forums. I amazes me at the length some will go to defend their positions, including hatred and name calling. I would love to be car free, however,...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,946
Posted By KenSmith

1988 Schwinn high sierra mb with full...

1988 Schwinn high sierra mb with full fenders..... called "the tractor"
2006 Fuji touring - not yet named.
04-29-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By KenSmith

Thanks everyone. I'm looking forward to riding...

Thanks everyone. I'm looking forward to riding these trails.
the job's pretty cool also.

Stapfam, I agree, however I'm about 10 years from retirement.
04-28-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By KenSmith

Mort, I'll be keeping it in my hotel. I've...

Mort, I'll be keeping it in my hotel. I've already spoken to the owner, he rides also.
04-28-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By KenSmith

I see where 1% was bicycle accident. I wonder...

I see where 1% was bicycle accident. I wonder what category you would be in if you were attacked by an animal while on your bicycle and fell off a cliff???

sorry, I'm not quite right in the...
04-28-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By KenSmith

this is simple..... when they ask you if you...

this is simple..... when they ask you if you have a reliable means of transportation simply state "yes".
04-28-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By KenSmith

D - no need for a folder. I have a 3/4 ton work...

D - no need for a folder. I have a 3/4 ton work truck to carry my fuji touring bike.
Thanks for all the well wishes.

Ken
04-28-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,306
Posted By KenSmith

Ofallon is 594' according to the stats, but I...

Ofallon is 594' according to the stats, but I live on a hill, I'm <600' :)

Ken
04-28-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By KenSmith

Back to work in a "real job"

Well, I was very fortunate and landed a job back in the telecom industry. I am site manager for data network upgrades on military installations.

All jobs have there negative aspects and their...
02-24-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,353
Posted By KenSmith

nope. both are pretty low value.... :) ...

nope. both are pretty low value.... :)

2001 f-150 2wd Maybe $4,500 on a good day. 135,000 miles, plan is to go a quarter million.
2006 Fuji touring - not a whole lot. Maybe 2,500 miles, plan...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,357
Posted By KenSmith

I hate to tell you this, but what they are in/on...

I hate to tell you this, but what they are in/on makes no difference. If someone is an a$$bag, they are an a$$bag. Whether in truck / car or on a bike. I think making generalizations about...
02-20-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,565
Posted By KenSmith

Here are a couple from my work travel last year. ...

Here are a couple from my work travel last year.

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Scott's Head, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies

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Sunset over the Caribbean. Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
02-19-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

Thank you Velo. I appreciate the good wishes. ...

Thank you Velo. I appreciate the good wishes. cortizone shot tomorrow, we'll see how it goes.
Ken
02-19-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

Pumpkin is my favorite, and the recipe on...

Pumpkin is my favorite, and the recipe on parade.com looks very similar to the lovely and charming Mrs. Smith's recipe. will have to give it a try.
02-18-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

Ive had steaks and bread from Mannino's but not...

Ive had steaks and bread from Mannino's but not there pie. I will have to try it out.
If Ive been on my feet all day, I actually have to pick my leg up with my hand to get in the truck.
Socks can...
02-18-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

Actually, the only place near O'Fallon would be...

Actually, the only place near O'Fallon would be my house... :) You know as well as I that good pie is hard to find out here.
The labrum is a ring of catilage around the hip or shoudler socket,...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,731
Posted By KenSmith

I used to have one on mine, but made a waterproof...

I used to have one on mine, but made a waterproof pannier from a Costco laundry detergent bucket. (CLASSY!). I put the milk crate on the back of my kayak, great for holding my fishing gear...

Ken
02-18-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

I like the way you think Bill.

I like the way you think Bill.
02-18-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By KenSmith

Darn, I will not be able to ride for a bit.... ...

Darn, I will not be able to ride for a bit.... torn hip labrum... Can I still eat the pie if I bring the bike in the house?????
Forum: Commuting
06-25-11, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By KenSmith

In my mind, insurance is for "catastrophic loss"....

In my mind, insurance is for "catastrophic loss". The loss of my $700 bike is not catastrophic. My bike would have to be valued over $4-5 k before I would consider it.
One of the major...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,279
Posted By KenSmith

If I was only using the car once or twice a...

If I was only using the car once or twice a month, I would sell the car and rent one when I needed it.

Ken
03-29-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,046
Posted By KenSmith

West of Ofallon, just east of Lake St. Louis, 1/8...

West of Ofallon, just east of Lake St. Louis, 1/8 mile from Hwy 70.....

Ken
03-29-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By KenSmith

There appears to be a couple of people "flipping"...

There appears to be a couple of people "flipping" used bikes in the market. There asking prices seem to be pretty high. I think this is driving the trend.

Ken
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By KenSmith

sknhgy, are you doing the Katy ride? Ken

sknhgy, are you doing the Katy ride?


Ken
02-24-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 868
Posted By KenSmith

well, I may have to do mine a week early. Just...

well, I may have to do mine a week early. Just found out I have to go offshore for work on the 12th. two weeks...
02-19-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 868
Posted By KenSmith

or, I highly recommend the Pie Pantry in...

or, I highly recommend the Pie Pantry in Belleville. Its been a few years since I was there, but its directly on Main, just east of the fountain.
02-19-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 868
Posted By KenSmith

Sounds good to me. I think I'll be in country. ...

Sounds good to me. I think I'll be in country. Retro - is there anyplace that serves good pie in the St. Pete, Ofallon area?

Ken
Forum: Commuting
02-07-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,768
Posted By KenSmith

When my wife and I go out for dinner (maybe once...

When my wife and I go out for dinner (maybe once a week), we take home the leftovers, especially the meats. A nice prime rib makes a WONDERFUL vegetable beef soup...
Two meals for almost the price...
10-23-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,562
Posted By KenSmith

Retro, I agree with you on the coffee... my...

Retro,
I agree with you on the coffee... my favorite is plain old QuikTrip...
Ken
10-23-10, 05:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,562
Posted By KenSmith

Well, for the 3 weeks each 6 that I am at work in...

Well, for the 3 weeks each 6 that I am at work in the caribbean (tough gig), I drink watu' Kubuli. Its a local lager.
When I'm home for the three, Ofallon Gold, a local microbrew. Or possibly a...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-10, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By KenSmith

It could be worse.... I work on a caribbean...

It could be worse.... I work on a caribbean island (Dominica) for 3 weeks at a time.. there are NO emmissions standards here and >50% of vehicles are diesels.... nasty.. going home today so I can...
Forum: Touring
10-18-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,209
Posted By KenSmith

I carry the Gerber multi pliers also. I have for...

I carry the Gerber multi pliers also. I have for about 8 years now. It has survived everything I can throw at it, including 36 hours in an Ozark stream when I lost it smallmouth fishing.... lucked...
10-16-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By KenSmith

I just replaced the battery on my 2001 ford f-150...

I just replaced the battery on my 2001 ford f-150 - Original battery. 10 years is a great length of time considering the vehicle is not garaged and sits outside in 100 to 0 degree weather. It sits...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By KenSmith

I have a couple of these on my bike, white on the...

I have a couple of these on my bike, white on the front, red on the back. so bright, its difficult to ride close behind me. I actually have them on anytime I'm on the road.

...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,668
Posted By KenSmith

Don't worry, the squirrel is not dead, he's just...

Don't worry, the squirrel is not dead, he's just sleeping....
Forum: Commuting
09-20-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By KenSmith

I feel your pain... litterlly. I got a small...

I feel your pain... litterlly. I got a small batch of them two weeks ago while camping. Those indeed are chiggers. Not poison oak, none in Missouri, but lots of poison ivy.
I get a taste of...
09-18-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,949
Posted By KenSmith

Unfortunatly, mine will have to wait until...

Unfortunatly, mine will have to wait until Monday, Sept 27th. I know this is breaking protocol, but I'm working on a volcanic island and the local drivers make it nearly impossible to ride anywhere....
09-02-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By KenSmith

Retro, you may be right. I'll be working in...

Retro, you may be right. I'll be working in Dominica - in the Caribbean between Guadelupe and Martinique....
Ken
09-02-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By KenSmith

dogonnit.... I'll be out of town... Retro -...

dogonnit.... I'll be out of town...

Retro - where is the ride taking place?
08-25-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By KenSmith

Congratulations.... Its MJ and my 36th today...

Congratulations.... Its MJ and my 36th today also...
08-17-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,871
Posted By KenSmith

Dnvr, Yes, purple heart is a kind of wood. It...

Dnvr,
Yes, purple heart is a kind of wood. It is a Brazilian hardwood. When you cut it, it's exaclty that color. It will darken with exposure to sunlight thoughout time to a rich, brown color....
08-17-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,871
Posted By KenSmith

Dnvr, Here is a link to my personal site with a...

Dnvr,
Here is a link to my personal site with a few of the items I've built.
I have not posted any pics of the kitchen yet, but will in a few days.
...
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