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Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 359,876
Posted By stardognine

I'm not sure if I posted this here before or not....

I'm not sure if I posted this here before or not. Almost exactly 2 years ago, I rode past Mt. Shasta, going through Weed, CA. Someone resurrected a thread about Univega Via de Oro bikes, where I...
02-01-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

Greetings from the city of South San Francisco,...

Greetings from the city of South San Francisco, just South of Daly City, & a little left of the airport. Actually, it's also right by Mount San Bruno, which I haven't tried climbing yet, lol. 😁

No...
Forum: Touring
02-01-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By stardognine

C'mon, bears gotta eat too. Right? 😁😉 It...

C'mon, bears gotta eat too. Right? 😁😉

It seems to me, we could fix a heck of a lot of things, if the government was on the people's side. 🙄 Heck, they could hire a bunch of kids to do that, as...
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By stardognine

That's really good to hear, thanks man. 👍😁👍 ...

That's really good to hear, thanks man. 👍😁👍

Just tell him to don't stress on posting here, just relax & heal up right. ✌️ We can wait around a lot easier now. 😎
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By stardognine

I think I'll just keep calling him "indy", which...

I think I'll just keep calling him "indy", which sounds more like Indiana Jones, in my head at least. 😁😉

Still prayin' for ya. ✌️
Forum: Touring
01-18-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By stardognine

Where's indyfabz?

I'm thinking most likely on another tour, but he usually checks in here pretty regularly.

I know he was getting a little tired of the arguing that goes on in these threads sometimes, not just in...
01-17-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

I grabbed this pic at the Yolo Wilderness Bypass...

I grabbed this pic at the Yolo Wilderness Bypass Area, which is the bike trail along I-80, from Sacramento to Davis.

What's most interesting, isn't the heron or the train, but the fact that there...
01-16-23, 11:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By stardognine

One shouldn't trifle with the lunatic fringe....

One shouldn't trifle with the lunatic fringe. Some could be dangerous. 😲😉
01-14-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By stardognine

I've never had a "bad" hit from any kind of...

I've never had a "bad" hit from any kind of vehicle, knock on wood, but in about the last 3-4 years, I've had several close calls, with a few of those being hits from cars, which knocked me off my...
01-14-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

Well, Accuweather has 5 different warning flags...

Well, Accuweather has 5 different warning flags now, on the Sacramento page. It looks like a "line" of storms coming today, with high winds and 1/2" hail. Yikes!!! 😲

Now we can see the hailstones...
Forum: Touring
01-10-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By stardognine

Previously, no, but I'm glad you made me watch...

Previously, no, but I'm glad you made me watch it. 😁😉 I think the 1966 version sounded pretty good, though, for coming through a drive-in speaker. 👍

EDIT: BTW, I've only ever met one Claude...
Forum: Touring
01-10-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By stardognine

Man, you'd really be taking the scenic route, for...

Man, you'd really be taking the scenic route, for that many miles, lol. 😁😉

I can remember seeing (?) several of those Clint Eastwood movies, at the drive-in, when I was a kid. The question mark...
Forum: Touring
01-05-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By stardognine

I see now, that we've been getting "bomb...

I see now, that we've been getting "bomb cyclones" here too, lately. Or maybe the flooding is a result of the bomb cyclones?

I think bomb cyclone at least sounds cooler than a plain old flood, so...
Forum: Touring
01-05-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By stardognine

Anyone else been flooded?

As in the river overflowing it's banks? Well, I have. 😋😁😉

Ya just can't make this stuff up, life is weird.

This happened the night of New Year's Day, along the American River, around 3:00 AM. ...
01-05-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

Hey, you guys are still here!!! 😁 Actually, I...

Hey, you guys are still here!!! 😁 Actually, I guess it was me, that went missing a bit. 🤔😉

I got swirled around a bit, by the American River, the night after my last post here. I thought I left...
01-01-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By stardognine

Happy New Year, allay'all!!! ✌️✌️✌️ That...

Happy New Year, allay'all!!! ✌️✌️✌️

That vid from B.O.C. made me think of Godzilla, and I just watched part of "Son of Godzilla" on Christmas afternoon. Is that inappropriate? 🤔😁
12-30-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By stardognine

Is that the same raccoon that ate all the...

Is that the same raccoon that ate all the gingerbread? 😁

That Medici turned out great, and worth waiting to see. 😎👍😎

I think you're gonna like that Tange Prestige. 🙂
12-30-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,504
Posted By stardognine

I've said a few times, how I never get a...

I've said a few times, how I never get a tailwind, always a headwind. Now I know what I've been training for. 🤪😋
12-29-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By stardognine

I just now watched this, and it's nearly perfect....

I just now watched this, and it's nearly perfect. 😁 The wannabe thieves get some free "publicity", which is almost as good as restitution. Or maybe better, if someone local recognizes them. 😉
12-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

Well, we're getting flood warnings now, from the...

Well, we're getting flood warnings now, from the weather apps. 😲

But on the bright side, I'm pretty sure the drought's over. 😋😁😉
12-27-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By stardognine

I ride bicycles to screw the government out of...

I ride bicycles to screw the government out of all that tax money, that gasoline users have to pay. 😋😉 Same reason I quit cigarettes.

I kinda like it too, when women ogle me, the same way us guys...
12-26-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,347
Posted By stardognine

At least it's clearing up. 🙄😉 This fog was WAY...

At least it's clearing up. 🙄😉 This fog was WAY worse last night & this morning. I took this pic around 10:00 AM this morning, on the I-80 bike path, between Sacramento & Davis.
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12-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By stardognine

Actually, I saw that mentioned on TV before....

Actually, I saw that mentioned on TV before. Pretty cool 👍

Being largely Polish myself, I thought of sending them some nice kielbasa and pierogis. 😎

But since I also have a lot of British...
12-25-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 846
Posted By stardognine

You're darn right, he cares. And you can still...

You're darn right, he cares. And you can still find PLENTY of pumpkin pies. 😁😉
12-24-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By stardognine

Right on, we're all OK, and ever so slightly...

Right on, we're all OK, and ever so slightly bored with earthquakes. 😁

Now you kids can set up a ride, and ignore this goofy old guy (me). 🚴✌️

And Merry Christmas, you young whippersnappers. ☃️
12-24-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By stardognine

I made an emergency cheesecake stop at Trader...

I made an emergency cheesecake stop at Trader Joe's, but this is all they had for gingerbread. 😒

At least there's no coal in them, I don't think. 😁😉...
12-24-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By stardognine

I see the problem. Your hired help raccoon...

I see the problem. Your hired help raccoon probably ate your gingerbread! 😲😁😉

Believe it or not, anodized purple looks pretty good with British Racing Green. 😎
12-21-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,692
Posted By stardognine

I'm not 100% sure which bridge that is, looks to...

I'm not 100% sure which bridge that is, looks to be down near Vallejo. 🤔 If it's the one that goes a good ways across the San Francisco Bay, then yeah, I musta been nuts to try that. And the Golden...
12-21-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,692
Posted By stardognine

Sorry to hear this. 😟 I hate to admit it,...

Sorry to hear this. 😟

I hate to admit it, but I'm probably heading towards only riding MUPs. It's just not the same world today, as the one we grew up in. I've been hit 3 times now, here in...
12-20-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By stardognine

I mostly like the downhills, lol, especially on a...

I mostly like the downhills, lol, especially on a road I'm not familiar with. Of course, that means climbing lots of hills, even if on foot, but either way, you get to see what's on top, and on the...
12-20-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By stardognine

Now we're cookin' with gas. 😁 I still might...

Now we're cookin' with gas. 😁 I still might figure out this perpetual motion mess. I ain't dead yet, after all. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
12-17-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By stardognine

No way, dude. A mishap would be disastrous. 😱 ...

No way, dude. A mishap would be disastrous. 😱

Besides, it would have to be huge. When ya gotta go and it's cold out, ya usually REALLY gotta go. 😋😁😉
12-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,802
Posted By stardognine

Yep, I also admire Matt's riding abilities, and...

Yep, I also admire Matt's riding abilities, and especially his wildlife spotting abilities. 👍

Hey gugie, is that turkey vulture pic the same one I saw before? We have rules about that now. 😁😉
12-16-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,802
Posted By stardognine

Got a couple pics added. ✌️ I'm pretty sure this...

Got a couple pics added. ✌️ I'm pretty sure this is the 150mm size, and I'm also pretty sure it's the longest stem I've ever seen, lol. 😲🤔😁
12-15-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,414
Posted By stardognine

Sweet! 😁 The 614 was one of my first Treks, but...

Sweet! 😁 The 614 was one of my first Treks, but mine was dark sparkly blue, and an '82, I'm pretty sure. That was before folks got hip to Ishiwata, lol. 😋😉

I saw the 620 mentioned earlier too. I...
12-15-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,802
Posted By stardognine

I've had a pretty decent year, by finding an old...

I've had a pretty decent year, by finding an old touring wheel with a Shimano XT Parallax hub, in 700c with 36 spokes. 👍

I would have been happy with that, but just this evening, I was gifted a...
12-13-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,066
Posted By stardognine

Heh, I didn't mean "wonder drug" in the usual...

Heh, I didn't mean "wonder drug" in the usual sense of the word, more like it gets good reviews, from actual users. 🙂 I'm still new on it, obviously, but it does work pretty good, so far. 👍

It...
12-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,817
Posted By stardognine

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I...

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I put down the booze on 9-18-92, and recently realized, that I completely missed my 30th AA birthday, lol. 🙄

I really struggled with it, in the...
12-09-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By stardognine

Nice/lucky grab, congrats! 👍 Greta looks like...

Nice/lucky grab, congrats! 👍 Greta looks like she approves. 😁
12-08-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,123
Posted By stardognine

And I'm aware that I over-use/abuse the emoticons...

And I'm aware that I over-use/abuse the emoticons (which are actually smileys), but they've been very helpful in the past. Especially for readers with NO sense of humor. 😉

And I'll probably keep...
12-03-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,061
Posted By stardognine

Another happy owner of Pauls here, but I have the...

Another happy owner of Pauls here, but I have the touring cantilevers, instead of center-pulls. 👍

When I bought my Soma Saga (used), I actually wasn't familiar with that brand, but it had the Paul...
12-02-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By stardognine

Welcome to the Emerald Green/British Racing Green...

Welcome to the Emerald Green/British Racing Green bicycle club. ✌️ And if you really hate that Centaur, I'll take it. 😁😉
12-02-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By stardognine

So true, I hate when people criticize a messy...

So true, I hate when people criticize a messy work area. That just means you have a lot going on. 🤨😉
12-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,113
Posted By stardognine

Early XT brifters, BL-M095. Many people call...

Early XT brifters, BL-M095. Many people call Deerhead the first generation of XT, but these and the other M735 parts are the first to actually say XT. 😎

Note there was other Deore, for touring,...
12-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for your efforts in straightening things...

Thanks for your efforts in straightening things out. 👍 And especially, thanks for acknowledging Skip's previous work. A lot of folks these days might not even bother with that. 😒

Has anyone heard...
11-30-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By stardognine

Or maybe the Rollfast is the main suspect in the...

Or maybe the Rollfast is the main suspect in the alleged death? Especially if it's a haunted Rollfast. 🤔😉
11-28-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By stardognine

Well, now I won't have to try it. 😁😉 Thanks for...

Well, now I won't have to try it. 😁😉 Thanks for the, umm, education (?). 😁

I actually enjoyed reading that though, and I appreciate your perseverance in these matters. ✌️
11-28-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,414
Posted By stardognine

God loves you for doing this, lol, and many of us...

God loves you for doing this, lol, and many of us here appreciate your efforts too. 😎😉
11-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for posting that. 👍 It's probably the...

Thanks for posting that. 👍 It's probably the all-time best Thanksgiving show. 😁

With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. 😂
11-25-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,395
Posted By stardognine

Cool pic of Phoenix there. 👍 Glad youse all had a...

Cool pic of Phoenix there. 👍 Glad youse all had a good ride. 🙂

I'd never even try a group ride like that. With my bad eyes, I'd probably cause a group crash. 😲😋😉
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