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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By J.Higgins

Well at least you'd have a better chance at...

Well at least you'd have a better chance at staying with the pack for a while longer! :bike2:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By J.Higgins

To the OP: I agree with this wholeheartedly,...

To the OP:

I agree with this wholeheartedly, but wouldn't it be cool if you could stay with a group like that with a Brommie? Most problems in the world of bicycles can be solved by throwing money...
06-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,999
Posted By J.Higgins

Also, let's not forget that there is a distinct...

Also, let's not forget that there is a distinct difference between something being "dope", and something being "dopey".
06-07-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,999
Posted By J.Higgins

I tried for one summer to ride a Crux that was a...

I tried for one summer to ride a Crux that was a size too small for me. Got in a trade, and took a shine to it. No matter what I did, it just wasn't good. When I made an adjustment or added a...
06-03-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By J.Higgins

That's awesome! If I had one, I'd add a...

That's awesome! If I had one, I'd add a refrigerator (for cold beers), and a swing-out desktop for holding a laptop. Who wants to text while pedaling, anyway? I want to surf BF while pedaling!
06-02-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By J.Higgins

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By J.Higgins

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we...

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we target a different trail every weekend, and sometimes weeknights when the weather is good. We'll all meet there as a family and ride, then go...
03-01-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,008
Posted By J.Higgins

This bike is drool-worthy.

This bike is drool-worthy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By J.Higgins

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is...

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is what I would do. If you have one of those showers with the hand-held showerhead on the end of a hose, then that would be the hot setup!
Forum: Touring
01-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,442
Posted By J.Higgins

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it....

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it. Some people need that feeling of settling in, and cooking a meal. Some people really enjoy that as part of their touring experience, and I did enjoy it...
Forum: Touring
01-21-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,322
Posted By J.Higgins

Beat me to it! ...

Beat me to it!

https://i.imgur.com/Fz16Ncl.jpg?1
01-19-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,394
Posted By J.Higgins

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic...

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic of someone riding one of these type of bikes, they are ALWAYS wearing a big grin.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,317
Posted By J.Higgins

I love to read the stuff coming from your...

I love to read the stuff coming from your scientific mind, Stu.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,317
Posted By J.Higgins

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a...

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a few years. I was into triathlons. I would run/swim/bike in any weather. I ESPECIALLY loved it when it was raining, because I was cooler and felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,576
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm projecting that the industry here in North...

I'm projecting that the industry here in North America will be indelibly-marred from all of this. Its plain to see how much has already shifted, such as OEM's buying out LBS's. I'm thinking that...
01-11-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,128
Posted By J.Higgins

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized...

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized tire bikes, and modified MTB's here because the paved roads are so bad. It actually a bit of relief when the road turns to dirt sometimes. There just...
01-11-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,628
Posted By J.Higgins

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and...

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and I've built and repaired a lot of wheels. Now that I think back, I don't recall seeing a front wheel with a snapped spoke. Oh, I've seen taco'ed front...
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,130
Posted By J.Higgins

That bike turned out nice!

That bike turned out nice!
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,494
Posted By J.Higgins

When I toured in the past, my number one priority...

When I toured in the past, my number one priority between stops for the night was easy access to alcohol. My thirst for booze pretty much ruled supreme over all other priorities. I've been sober now...
11-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By J.Higgins

Here ya go:...

Here ya go: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
Forum: Northeast
11-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By J.Higgins

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it! Seriously, though,...

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it!

Seriously, though, there are new trails all over New England, and some of the best are right in Mass. Ever do the Winchendon trail?
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By J.Higgins

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years?...

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years? :backpedal:
Forum: Foo
11-01-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,488
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back,...

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back, the best times were in the US Military, and the worst of times was employed by civilian companies. People in management with little-to-zero competence...
Forum: Foo
10-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By J.Higgins

I just got tested and the results were all...

I just got tested and the results were all negative. Doctor said I was too fat. I told him I was going to get a second opinion. He just shrugged and said I was ugly too.
Forum: Foo
10-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

Same here. I am angst-ridden right now. At 63, I...

Same here. I am angst-ridden right now. At 63, I feel like one minute my whole life is ahead of me, and the future is bright, and all that, and the next minute something happens that makes me feel...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,032
Posted By J.Higgins

Wait... wuuuut... ...

Wait... wuuuut...

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Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By J.Higgins

Attempt to add something of value to an otherwise...

Attempt to add something of value to an otherwise friendly thread > Fail. Shoo fly!
Forum: Foo
10-23-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

Seriously? You making jokes about my momma? If...

Seriously? You making jokes about my momma? If you do, you better get it right. Factually, my momma was so fat, she broke her leg and gravy ran out.
Forum: Foo
10-22-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,063,150
Posted By J.Higgins

Has a thook-hole, with a copious discharge of...

Has a thook-hole, with a copious discharge of thook-juice coming out of it. He shrugs it off and wears Depends. Lies to other people about the smell. "Hey, that's not me," he says, as he quietly...
Forum: Foo
10-22-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

We're all headed over to Hondo's place for BBQ...

We're all headed over to Hondo's place for BBQ and Beers. We're going to have our own lurker party. You are invited! In fact, lets ALL go to Hondo! Hondo is my Luckenbach.

​​​Hey, ​Hondo Gravel...
Forum: Foo
10-21-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

Hey now! CATNIP BEER! Let's brew some and get...

Hey now! CATNIP BEER! Let's brew some and get rich! :beer:
Forum: Foo
10-20-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

Add another 50% to it when you are 63 like me. My...

Add another 50% to it when you are 63 like me. My catch-up mode switch is in the on position. I think its going to be wired to stay that way. Take it from me - Get in shape now, and stay that way....
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By J.Higgins

Its hard to tell anything about the BLM signs you...

Its hard to tell anything about the BLM signs you see. For some folks, it is a political statement. Its a declaration of their social convictions. For others, its a reason to push back at whatever...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

Those buzzards would get drunk and pass out if...

Those buzzards would get drunk and pass out if they ate your vomit! :eek:



:p
10-13-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,074
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm with you, brother. Pardon my...

I'm with you, brother. Pardon my retro-grouchiness, but I see a future where bike manufacturers follow the path of automobile manufacturers, and soon you won't be able to buy a new bike that doesnt...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm going to have to come down there and smoke...

I'm going to have to come down there and smoke some beer and drink some pig with you some day! The trouble is, I usually wind up chugging a beer that someone put their smoke out in, drink so much I'm...
Forum: Foo
10-12-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm safe enough in here with you guys. A reply or...

I'm safe enough in here with you guys. A reply or two wouldn't hurt. :innocent:

Lol, you got us baby boomers pegged. Its pretty hard to develop a thick skin when so many are whacking away at it....
Forum: Foo
10-12-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,218
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm Going Full-On Lurker Mode

As of this point in time, I am considering going into a period of posting inactivity here on BF, and other forums. Its getting pretty hard to speak earnestly without someone taking offense at any...
Forum: Foo
10-09-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,063,150
Posted By J.Higgins

Was one of the original Jackass crew. His claim...

Was one of the original Jackass crew. His claim to fame was the "Jackass-in-the-Box," by which they crammed Steve-O and Bam into a small wooden crate then threw in a couple snakes. The premise was...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By J.Higgins

This is a timely thread. I just read this morning...

This is a timely thread. I just read this morning that the number of people keeping bees (in USA) has increased.
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,063,150
Posted By J.Higgins

Legally changed his name. He felt like he had to...

Legally changed his name. He felt like he had to do it. You see, being suicidal and having the given name of Harry Karree always got got him into hot water whenever he called the suicide hotline. He...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By J.Higgins

I was lucky enough to be alive and aware and...

I was lucky enough to be alive and aware and fully-engaged in what MTV was doing. It was 1980 or '81 when we got our very first subscription to cable television. I was so happy because when I was a...
10-03-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,753
Posted By J.Higgins

This is precisely what I do, but I use stainless...

This is precisely what I do, but I use stainless steel button-head hex screws and coat the threads with beeswax. I searched forever to find some suitable 5mm screws made from BLACK nylon, but could...
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,501
Posted By J.Higgins

Yeah but its a step up from living under a ...

Yeah but its a step up from living under a bridge like most of the trolls in here. ;)
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,501
Posted By J.Higgins

I like how Foo seems to get everyone making their...

I like how Foo seems to get everyone making their first post.
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10,073
Views: 2,131,887
Posted By J.Higgins

Its funny, what sounds good and what does not....

Its funny, what sounds good and what does not. Music invokes feelings that put us in different areas of the world and in different times of our lives. For instance, whenever I hear some Pablo Cruise,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm a warm water and warm beer guy. Well, that's...

I'm a warm water and warm beer guy. Well, that's not entirely true. When I started out my adult life, everything had to be cold, iced-down, etc. Hot coffee had to be hot. Beer had to be cold. After...
Forum: Foo
09-26-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By J.Higgins

You see, guys? You see? THIS is why I like to lie...

You see, guys? You see? THIS is why I like to lie about Ahsposo!
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,063,150
Posted By J.Higgins

His wife considers him a human spork because...

His wife considers him a human spork because after forking, he never wants to spoon.
09-18-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,457
Posted By J.Higgins

Wax sucks, imho. I went through the whole...

Wax sucks, imho. I went through the whole chain-waxing spectrum of crockpots, ultrasonic cleaners, all the different wax recipes, as well as the ones that are premixed and ready to roll. After...
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