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Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By skidder

Thanks for that information. I thought Amtrak had...

Thanks for that information. I thought Amtrak had discontinued those lines due to low ridership, but maybe not. I'd like to think the poor service the airlines have been pro viding the last few...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 77,942
Posted By skidder

Skin Deep ...

Skin Deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw9mEFn38to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QruGPeiU5Q
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,004
Posted By skidder

Two versions of Toby Keith singing about Willie...

Two versions of Toby Keith singing about Willie Nelson. Anybody seen my lighter? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpl5nvu-DnA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJXjt5D4zY
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By skidder

The Hotel Nevada in Ely is definitely a cool...

The Hotel Nevada in Ely is definitely a cool place. The rooms are small, but that was 'by design' to keep the flavor of the hotel's original design. Don't miss going through the train museum at the...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By skidder

I'm not familiar with diabetes meds, but have you...

I'm not familiar with diabetes meds, but have you discussed options with your doctor to see if there's an option you could use that doesn't require refrigeration? Maybe discuss with the insurance...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By skidder

I've used both the Coast Starlight (long...

I've used both the Coast Starlight (long distance) and Surfliner (Southern Calif commuter line) to get around California. The Coast Starlight was used to get to San Francisco and ride around there...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 94,248
Posted By skidder

Anthrax covering Joe Jackson: ...

Anthrax covering Joe Jackson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7iNHw8QoQ
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By skidder

I take a lot of European relatives up there and...

I take a lot of European relatives up there and they are really disheartened about how dilapidated the whole place is. They've been conditioned to expect it to be the land of milk and honey, and...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By skidder

True. I'd include Orange County, too (south of...

True. I'd include Orange County, too (south of L.A). But Orange County is seeing an increase in homelessness and is becoming crowded (the recent movement to force the local government of Huntington...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By skidder

Another odd neighborhood on L.A. is the...

Another odd neighborhood on L.A. is the VEnice/Venice Beach area. The homeless, drug addicts, pot shops, and all kinds of oddball people there are part of the attraction of the place along the...
06-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,413
Posted By skidder

Road bicycles frames with top tubes parallel to...

Road bicycles frames with top tubes parallel to the ground. The current trend toward slanted top tubes on everything looks ugly as heck to me (I'd give an exception for MTBs). They can be steel,...
06-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By skidder

If it fits, if it looks well-made, wear it. I...

If it fits, if it looks well-made, wear it. I recently bought a new helmet just because I've got a large head and its difficult to find one in my size (7.75 - 8 USA sizing). I didn't need a new...
06-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By skidder

There is no miracle food, no "wonder...

There is no miracle food, no "wonder potion/pill/powder" that'll turn you into a bicycling dynamo. All those ads for food supplements and specialty drinks are just a lot of marketing hype and snake...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 43,767
Posted By skidder

A little sumpthin' from Willie Nelson, as...

A little sumpthin' from Willie Nelson, as politically incorrect as you can get this month. NSFW or for SJWs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9hCSUckCg
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 43,767
Posted By skidder

Richard Smith playing Scott Joplin's 'The...

Richard Smith playing Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer.' He's so good he makes it look easy . . . its not!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGGG9piAGY
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 111,010
Posted By skidder

Let's see if this will take (computer problems in...

Let's see if this will take (computer problems in the past). 1988 hit from a British band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31abJDvQhuU

What the heck, let's double-dip into late 80s British...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By skidder

L.A. used to have only small pockets of...

L.A. used to have only small pockets of homelessness, but it seems like its grown over the last 20 years to the point where its now everywhere. The are you're probably thinking of is actually two...
06-09-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,345
Posted By skidder

You've got to put some of the blame on the...

You've got to put some of the blame on the bicycling industry themselves. Their advertising focuses on the high-end road bicycles and MTBs, leaving out the recreational riders. And when you go into...
06-08-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By skidder

Those were nice tires, I use them on my...

Those were nice tires, I use them on my commuter/beater bicycle. The only issue I had with them was their weight (quite a bit heavier than other similar size tires), but for the price they couldn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By skidder

You posted this in the "General Discussion"...

You posted this in the "General Discussion" forum, I'd suggest you re-post it in the "Commuting" forum farther down the list of forums. That's more centered on your topic, and is a pretty active...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By skidder

How about a visit to the historic Bodie ghost...

How about a visit to the historic Bodie ghost town. Its just north of **** Lake, about 15 miles off of Hwy 395. Its a California State Park, and the 'town' (what remains of it) is being preserved...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,202
Posted By skidder

I put a new one on my roof about three years ago...

I put a new one on my roof about three years ago for a second television I have. Works great here in the media-heavy Los Angeles area for getting all the broadcast stations, PBS, foreign station...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By skidder

There are different ways to build a road based on...

There are different ways to build a road based on how long you want it to last and what the environment is like where its located. Generally, the more you pay up front, the better and longer lasting...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By skidder

Try these simple tips first and you probably...

Try these simple tips first and you probably don't need to spend $$$ on a home security system:
* I lock my doors and windows when I go out.
* I know my neighbors and they know me, so we...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By skidder

Notice in the article that the City of Oakland...

Notice in the article that the City of Oakland formulated a plan for prioritizing pavement repair based on 'Social Justice Equity', not on where the worst pavement problems are located, and that they...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,001
Posted By skidder

It wouldn't be too hard to live off the...

It wouldn't be too hard to live off the surroundings in a Hawaiian forest - plenty of fruits and nuts around for food, water is pretty easy to find, too. She was familiar with the trail, but...
05-26-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By skidder

If its a 19-26mm tube in a 28mm tire I wouldn't...

If its a 19-26mm tube in a 28mm tire I wouldn't be too concerned about it. If its the rear tire I'd get around to replacing it if I had nothing else to do, but if in the front I wouldn't worry about...
05-26-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By skidder

My sinuses are all plugged up, which makes it...

My sinuses are all plugged up, which makes it difficult. I tried going out yesterday morning to see if the increased physiological activity would loosen up the accumulation so I could blow it out as...
05-26-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By skidder

I wear white socks and can honestly say I've...

I wear white socks and can honestly say I've never had a problem with grease or oil getting on them. I use 80/90W manual transmission oil as a chain lube, and I wipe off any extra after putting...
05-26-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,587
Posted By skidder

Four pair of AeroTech Designs 'Wild Print'...

Four pair of AeroTech Designs 'Wild Print' shorts. They've got very minimal padding so comfy for walking around a bit at stops. I usually wear them 3 times before washing, just hang them up to...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,289
Posted By skidder

FTR: I still have a record player and plenty of...

FTR: I still have a record player and plenty of vinyl records, too. :D

I might have to throw in the towel on my next car purchase and lower my standards to an auto transmission, but I'll still...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,289
Posted By skidder

Haven't read through all 5 pages of posts, but I...

Haven't read through all 5 pages of posts, but I wouldn't call the standard passenger car dead yet. The big multi-national auto companies will still keep making them in (and for) foreign countries...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,909
Posted By skidder

Are you sure you're friends were talking about...

Are you sure you're friends were talking about Sacramento, and not about Stockton or Fresno? Stockton took a big hit in the market crash a few years ago, and the only thing that's grown there since...
05-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,608
Posted By skidder

This will be something of a 'mosh-pit' of ideas...

This will be something of a 'mosh-pit' of ideas but:

Probably started with the introduction of European-brand bicycles in the 1960s that were much lighter than the Schwinns that were so popular at...
05-11-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By skidder

I'm not that familiar with the Merida bicycle...

I'm not that familiar with the Merida bicycle line, but I know they sell some very good MTB bicycles in Europe. If the whole shift mechanism is Shimano 105 (FD, RD, Brifters) its definitely worth...
Forum: Foo
05-11-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,045
Posted By skidder

There are two at the Veterans Administration...

There are two at the Veterans Administration hospital in Long Beach, California. One is used for the facility's cooling system, the other for water pressure maintenance. The hospital is right next...
05-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,780
Posted By skidder

There are so many recommendations for Clif Bars...

There are so many recommendations for Clif Bars in this thread I got one at a store today to see if they have changed in the last 20 years. Nope, still have the consistency and palatability of...
Forum: Foo
05-09-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,980
Posted By skidder

That's a wasp nest, not the start of a beehive.

That's a wasp nest, not the start of a beehive.
05-01-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,066
Posted By skidder

If I'm doing a load of laundry I'll put them in...

If I'm doing a load of laundry I'll put them in there for the wash/rinse cycle (delicate) then hang them up to air-dry.

I'll also occasionally wash by hand in a bucket of soapy water - put 'em...
04-29-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By skidder

I don't know for sure about Washington state, but...

I don't know for sure about Washington state, but they are illegal in California on vehicles that are not emergency law enforcement vehicles. Not sure how a cop would react to them on a bicycle...
04-29-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By skidder

I'll also throw in a recommendation for the...

I'll also throw in a recommendation for the Aerotech Designs gloves. You can get the crotcheted-backed gloves with no padding, some padding, or extra padding. Personally, I use the ones with a full...
04-28-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By skidder

I already had to face that scenario once; I had...

I already had to face that scenario once; I had to stop running and climbing (mountains) due to issues with blood clots in my leg and a heart condition. That was like hitting a brick wall, but I...
04-28-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By skidder

FYI: Orange County Marathon on Sunday May 5 2019

It starts at 5:30AM in Newport Center and will impact PCH for a short stretch through Corona Del Mar early in the race, also the Santa Ana River Trail from mile 20-22.
...
04-28-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,906
Posted By skidder

No I don't announce myself. I've found the 'sneak...

No I don't announce myself. I've found the 'sneak attack' method works best. If I'm riding on the local MUP at dawn the few folks that are out there are usually working out (jogging, power walking,...
Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,250
Posted By skidder

This fits in here quite nicely (NSFW!!): ...

This fits in here quite nicely (NSFW!!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7W21UQls0
04-27-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,540
Posted By skidder

Mine is an important bicycling skill. I had to...

Mine is an important bicycling skill. I had to use that skill in earnest the morning of the day I signed up on Bikeforums. I narrowly missed getting clobbered by a mom driving a carload of kids who...
04-27-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,721
Posted By skidder

"Someday when I've got dogs, kids, a mortgage, a...

"Someday when I've got dogs, kids, a mortgage, a Chrysler minivan in the garage and liver pate rotting in the 'fridge, I'll say to myself 'Binkley, you poor miserable bored yuppie, you never went for...
04-27-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,721
Posted By skidder

"The difference between adventure and suicide is...

"The difference between adventure and suicide is the margin of error. The narrower the margin, the more exhilarating the adventure" - Tom Robbins in 'Another Roadside Attraction' -
04-27-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,721
Posted By skidder

"Because in the end you won't remember the time...

"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn; go climb that goddamn mountain". - Jack Kerouac -
Forum: Foo
04-26-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By skidder

I budgeted some extra funds for the U.S. Postal...

I budgeted some extra funds for the U.S. Postal Service to come up with new mail delivery vehicle designs, and this is all they could come up with?
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