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Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By ATAC49er

I've never seen it, either...and I work with W-M...

I've never seen it, either...and I work with W-M bikes!

This is one of those one-in-a-million things; it's already gotten enough attention.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,834
Posted By ATAC49er

Stevage -- you need an enema. Popeye -- you...

Stevage -- you need an enema.
Popeye -- you beat me to it...tx.
To all of you that counsel passivity, well, whatever. Monday morning QB is the easiest job on earth. If you are so Zen-accomplished...
09-04-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ATAC49er

I repeat my previous post.

I repeat my previous post.
09-04-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,696
Posted By ATAC49er

Couple points.... 1.) If you're using that...

Couple points....

1.) If you're using that much setback in your positioning, get a Thomson setback post; give your saddle something to work with.

2.) Ti or chro-mo is entirely your choice,...
09-04-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By ATAC49er

I'm seeing some suspect info here, and let me...

I'm seeing some suspect info here, and let me tell you -- the lightest Mobil 1 synthetic you can get (I got 0W-20 at W-M), applied from an eyedropper-type bottle, will set you up fine. 3-n-1 is less...
09-04-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ATAC49er

Sounds to me like they sent you a mispackaged...

Sounds to me like they sent you a mispackaged item by mistake; get with them and let them help you out.

It happens.
09-03-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By ATAC49er

Not a big issue, especially if you have one of...

Not a big issue, especially if you have one of those flags on the trailer. The boxy-looking trailer with the flapping flag seems to get attention, and even the mouth-breathers figure out there's a...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,068
Posted By ATAC49er

'Cracker' from a 30-ish femme might just get her...

'Cracker' from a 30-ish femme might just get her a krypto-chain-rearview-mirror encounter....

But whether I tell anyone else about it or not -- no, no longer married -- I will not allow someone...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By ATAC49er

Most of his list aren't even tips; they're just...

Most of his list aren't even tips; they're just SHORT anecdotes of his experiences on two wheels in NYC. Big deal. Steve Friedman's BICYCLING article about "30 days on a bike in NYC" was 1000x...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,031
Posted By ATAC49er

Hard as it is for me, I'm going to remind myself...

Hard as it is for me, I'm going to remind myself that no matter how much I'm convinced your belief system is wrong, I respect your right to believe it. It just bothers me to see what I perceive as...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,834
Posted By ATAC49er

Your last sentence says it all; what else can be...

Your last sentence says it all; what else can be added?

I made up a pastiche-French phrase to describe b----es like this one -- "femme entitle' " Means "little princess b---h with a sense of...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By ATAC49er

I have a microfiber (thin, yes) balaclava that I...

I have a microfiber (thin, yes) balaclava that I wear when it gets down to about 50F; below 40F, I add a knit cap under the helmet. Under about 20-25F, I flip between a knit 'ski mask', or the bala....
09-03-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By ATAC49er

Sorry,... When I'm 90, I'm going out for a...

Sorry,...
When I'm 90, I'm going out for a 90-minute ride, and not in a w/c; on my MTB!

ONE member of my family tree has made it to 90; three made it to 80. I'm BREAKING that chain!
Forum: Foo
09-03-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 940,535
Posted By ATAC49er

Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth II.
Forum: Foo
09-03-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By ATAC49er

I like black cats, Friday the 13th is my favorite...

I like black cats, Friday the 13th is my favorite day, and I burn chain letters in the street while laughing and slamming tallboys of black&white Arizona tea! My ex-wife still lives in my house! Do...
Forum: Foo
09-03-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By ATAC49er

Did you have your bike along with you? If not, I...

Did you have your bike along with you? If not, I don't care....
Forum: Foo
09-03-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By ATAC49er

Window-fixer guy a private contractor, or does he...

Window-fixer guy a private contractor, or does he work for a company? Something ID-like on his truck?

Yep, love folks like that; it's why my tubular-keyed krypto chain is still on my bike -- to...
09-03-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,963
Posted By ATAC49er

Angela, do you ride singlespeed? If not, just...

Angela, do you ride singlespeed? If not, just shift down one gear, you'll start faster, and can shift up after about 2-3 seconds. If so, well, get ready to do some crosswalking.
09-03-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By ATAC49er

you can look at craigslist if you like; check...

you can look at craigslist if you like; check your local bike shop (LBS) for a used/markdown hardtail in your preferred price range.

RUN AWAY from dept. store...
09-03-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By ATAC49er

I'd have bought a ticket to see that! Better...

I'd have bought a ticket to see that! Better than the Fiat commercial floating around on youtube!

It doesn't matter if there's any 'harm' done by just putting a balancing hand on someone's car...
09-03-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By ATAC49er

Maybe it's because we live in different...

Maybe it's because we live in different circumstances, but I interpret this type of conduct by three rednecks as more than just 'harassment'; crowded to the edge of a ditch, boxed in by three...
09-03-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By ATAC49er

JT's callin' it right -- if you have cantilever...

JT's callin' it right -- if you have cantilever posts on a '75 frame/fork, I WANNA SEE PIX!!

Sidepulls are what you need to rebuild this golden oldie.
09-03-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,481
Posted By ATAC49er

Tie: 18-wheeler on the streets & a 4x4 pickup...

Tie: 18-wheeler on the streets & a 4x4 pickup driven by a ******.
Forum: Foo
09-02-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,416
Posted By ATAC49er

Nope, not hiding...had it up to HERE *about a...

Nope, not hiding...had it up to HERE *about a foot over head* with the 'manliness' scale. 25 years of hearing this tripe; started out with "Real Men Don't eat Quiche" way back when.... It was...
Forum: Foo
09-01-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,416
Posted By ATAC49er

Sorry, macho boys, but.... My dad was a...

Sorry, macho boys, but....

My dad was a converted farmboy; knew plants, flowers, natural herbs, etc, and anyone who doubted his manhood would have to answer to his four sons and daughter. He...
09-01-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,113
Posted By ATAC49er

I picked American Flyers over Quicksilver simply...

I picked American Flyers over Quicksilver simply because it's been 20 years since I've seen Q; may change my vote after re-visiting...IF I can ever find the f'n thing!!!

Put your rotten eggs and...
09-01-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,540
Posted By ATAC49er

ROFLMAO!!!! Seriously, the only time my bike...

ROFLMAO!!!!

Seriously, the only time my bike gets stored is at work; it hangs from a hook by the rear wheel. The only time of the year I don't ride is when the winter makes the road/surface...
09-01-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By ATAC49er

Pepper spray into the one behind you, then you...

Pepper spray into the one behind you, then you can bail; the U-lock comes next, cuz the mouth-breathers will be coming back around, but since they've already committed aggravated assault,...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,813
Posted By ATAC49er

As correct as you are, the missing piece in your...

As correct as you are, the missing piece in your observation is one of point of view; too many people think that a pedaling commute is nothing more than the same misery they experience driving, only...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,702
Posted By ATAC49er

I'm not the one to go by, simply because I'm...

I'm not the one to go by, simply because I'm bigger than most folks, but discs are the only thing I can use. Rim brakes just don't have the guts to haul my weight to a stop soon enough. The fact...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,355
Posted By ATAC49er

Some of us roll a little differently; my...

Some of us roll a little differently; my co-worker & I both ride mtb exclusively. He kits up & carries his work clothes in his backpack; I roll in my work clothes, keep shoes at work, and wear a...
09-01-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,383
Posted By ATAC49er

OK, I'm bored with your sarcasm; contribute or...

OK, I'm bored with your sarcasm; contribute or spectate, please.

Some -- hell, MOST -- of the drivers in the USA won't catch a clue without something dedicated like those. Some won't even catch...
09-01-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By ATAC49er

Yup -- she's fine!!! I'd do her in a heartbeat...

Yup -- she's fine!!! I'd do her in a heartbeat -- but I gotta tell ya -- I'm a lot more comfortable with the thought of ME in her oval orifice than HER in the Oval Office!
09-01-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,491
Posted By ATAC49er

Pretty much; as idle, comfort-loving, and...

Pretty much; as idle, comfort-loving, and convenience-addicted as most of this society is, I'm amazed there are so many bike companies still in business!

Glad, happy, even a little ecstatic...but...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By ATAC49er

I have 27 speeds; not because I need them, but...

I have 27 speeds; not because I need them, but they're good to have just in case, as I do decide to get myself into 'things' from time to time....

When commuting, I use about 3, sometimes 4. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,952
Posted By ATAC49er

Prior to 2000, a bike was a tool, a utility...

Prior to 2000, a bike was a tool, a utility object, equally serviceable for my needs whether an LBS model or big-box; in other words, I was an unititiated idiot. I kinda fell into the 'bike...
08-30-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,094
Posted By ATAC49er

The local LBS's here are kinda split on the...

The local LBS's here are kinda split on the service issue; the new ones are the ones providing it, the established ones aren't. Contrarily, my co-worker and I also offer service on the bikes our...
08-29-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By ATAC49er

Legally speaking, a car passing a cyclist with 35...

Legally speaking, a car passing a cyclist with 35 7/8" clearance would be violating the law. In reality, well, brace yourself -- good f'n luck!

The widest part of me & my bike is the 26"...
Forum: Foo
08-29-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,773
Posted By ATAC49er

Maybe I'm the 'odd man out' here, but the debit...

Maybe I'm the 'odd man out' here, but the debit card has been one of the best things I ever obtained! Online purchases -- no problem. Low-total purchases -- no problem.

ONE TIME, I had a...
Forum: Foo
08-29-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,332
Posted By ATAC49er

Heer ya goe...

Heer ya goe...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,745
Posted By ATAC49er

I get my head into the ride, and it's never dull,...

I get my head into the ride, and it's never dull, just uneventful. I commute on MTB, so I get to hop curbs/bad sidewalk pavers, runaway tree roots, etc., detour through the grass when dog walkers...
08-29-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By ATAC49er

If these blog comments are published in a more...

If these blog comments are published in a more general forum, I believe Mr. Anderson would see the fuse on his campaign firecracker snuffed out pretty quickly.

If I lived in his district, you can...
Forum: Foo
08-28-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,755
Posted By ATAC49er

Sleep -- yes, yes, yes. Oley's Ultimate Pizza...

Sleep -- yes, yes, yes.
Oley's Ultimate Pizza -- too good for mortal man.
A return to financial solvency.
My old Fox riding gloves.
Large Economy Sized Arby's Jamocha Shake.
Godfather's Omelet...
08-28-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By ATAC49er

phinney, you need to take your next tax return...

phinney, you need to take your next tax return and buy a clue! Nothing frivolous here, pal! So troll somewhere else!

mando, theoretical civil cases are a penny a million; why bother trying to...
08-27-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By ATAC49er

genec, maybe your attention wandered a bit during...

genec, maybe your attention wandered a bit during that somewhat dry airing, but the guy who responded to Bonehead Anderson specifically did say that congestion, according to multiple studies, went...
08-27-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,816
Posted By ATAC49er

Been wanting to say this myself for some time,...

Been wanting to say this myself for some time, but this version is even better, cuz I tend to get a little strident. Well thought-out and expressed.



Reading a little bit into it, aren't we?
...
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,154
Posted By ATAC49er

I was never happy as a child...

I was never happy as a child...
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,385
Posted By ATAC49er

Godfather I & II Swordfish Goodfellas ...

Godfather I & II
Swordfish
Goodfellas
Harlem Nights
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles

there are more, but brain-lock is setting innnnnnnn.....................
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 935
Posted By ATAC49er

2nd thing 1st...ABSOLUTELY didn't do it. Last...

2nd thing 1st...ABSOLUTELY didn't do it. Last paragraph is proof.

1991-2 time frame, working O/N at a nursing home; checked doors, mopped floors, took out trash. One night, the 48" projection...
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,102
Posted By ATAC49er

Temporarily redeemed by the H2:Renegade Version,...

Temporarily redeemed by the H2:Renegade Version, a director's cut that I can't find anywhere now.
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