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02-13-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By thomson

Cruisin' and similar rides are an incredible...

Cruisin' and similar rides are an incredible effort to do. Expenses have gone up, for permits, insurance etc. Since this is a charity ride, all help is by volunteer and takes months of advanced prep....
01-09-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,173
Posted By thomson

How about Black Canyon in Simi...

How about Black Canyon in Simi http://goo.gl/maps/4XwMT
08-03-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By thomson

That is the one. In the map you provided,...

That is the one. In the map you provided, continue to Woolsey Canyon and take that down to Valley Circle and over to Box Canyon to return to Simi.

If you wanted to see how steep Black Canyon is...
08-03-10, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By thomson

Try Black canyon from Simi and return on Box...

Try Black canyon from Simi and return on Box Canyon (Box Canyon will feel like a cool down).
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 51,939
Posted By thomson

Yes Sir!!!

Yes Sir!!!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 51,939
Posted By thomson

Shrugs, looks like a hack job to me. Oops,...

Shrugs, looks like a hack job to me.

Oops, just kidding Steve,,,,,as always a work of art

Do you have another shop setup in the mountains?
Forum: Foo
12-17-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By thomson

Everyone that said debit card is missing a very...

Everyone that said debit card is missing a very important difference. I decided to pick on this post for a reason I will describe later.

If a debit card is fraudulently used, BANG the money comes...
Forum: Foo
09-18-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By thomson

I think most everybody has heard this and chose...

I think most everybody has heard this and chose comedy instead. Some were pretty good, I like Velo Vol's
Forum: Foo
08-12-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By thomson

I feel the joy in managing is developing the...

I feel the joy in managing is developing the talents of others. I was always so obsessed with getting projects done on time, budget, and within constraints. Reflecting, I can safely say that all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By thomson

Did you add in the label?

Did you add in the label?
Forum: Foo
07-30-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,336
Posted By thomson

Some professions require it. You won't even get...

Some professions require it. You won't even get past HR. I didn't attend college but when I started (computer) programming, a degree wasn't required. Now, I don't think you can get hired without...
Forum: Foo
07-30-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,336
Posted By thomson

My guess is U.S. Federal Government although that...

My guess is U.S. Federal Government although that is somewhat redundant.
Forum: Foo
07-29-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,614
Posted By thomson

The reason I care is restaurants will just start...

The reason I care is restaurants will just start to keep everything behind the counter and you will have to ask for what you want. As we stand in line or try to get someones attention to ask for...
Forum: Foo
07-19-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By thomson

Are you planning to pay your bill? If not, will...

Are you planning to pay your bill? If not, will it show on your credit record?
07-18-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By thomson

I think you would have regretted it if you...

I think you would have regretted it if you continued. Thee is always next year for the ride.
07-18-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,882
Posted By thomson

It is why any laws that gives special treatment...

It is why any laws that gives special treatment to bicycles (such as the 3-foot pass law that died in committee in California) are generally not wanted by bicycling advocacy groups in California. It...
07-17-09, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By thomson

As John said, my back has not been holding up all...

As John said, my back has not been holding up all that well. In particular on long climbs such as ACH. The last two times I tried (over a year ago) were not successful. I have been riding shorter...
07-16-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By thomson

...when you start doing wimpy rides.... 2010...

...when you start doing wimpy rides....

2010 is my year!!! (I hope)

I really really miss ACH as well as the ACH gang. I had a great time in 2007.
07-16-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By thomson

Oh, go to Wrightwood John, Hostess Cupcakes...

Oh, go to Wrightwood John, Hostess Cupcakes await!!
07-16-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,131
Posted By thomson

I think it would be OK early. There should not be...

I think it would be OK early. There should not be much traffic. The only bad part is the tunnel. It is tight in there.
Forum: Foo
07-11-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,389
Posted By thomson

Malls do have the "park once" strategy nailed...

Malls do have the "park once" strategy nailed down. What is worse for a community is to require people to drive and park to each store they wish to visit that day.
07-08-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By thomson

Welcome to California avduka! San Clemente is a...

Welcome to California avduka! San Clemente is a great town, you will love it.
Forum: Foo
07-02-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,244
Posted By thomson

I like the math...from the original link:

I like the math...from the original link:
Forum: Foo
06-30-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By thomson

I am a little surprised, I thought controls...

I am a little surprised, I thought controls engineering (PLC) had opportunities.
I assume you are from Orange County CA
http://www.indeed.com/q-plc-l-orange-county,-ca-jobs.html

Are you an ee?
Forum: Foo
06-24-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,303
Posted By thomson

I am with the Zorro man, I prefer a laptop and a...

I am with the Zorro man, I prefer a laptop and a recliner.
Forum: Foo
06-24-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By thomson

I turn mine on once a year for a few hours just...

I turn mine on once a year for a few hours just to keep them opertional. Usually some hot day in August or so. They are not needed.

The heat is used more, perhaps 5 times a year, but I also...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By thomson

1) I suggest you try different tactics and see...

1) I suggest you try different tactics and see what works for you. I once had a 19 mile (each way) commute and what I did was eat cereal at home before I left and swigged a can of Ensure when I got...
Forum: Foo
06-19-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By thomson

I am not so sure he would disagree with how easy...

I am not so sure he would disagree with how easy it is to address a broken horse that was used for buggies. He may disagree with the ethics however.
Forum: Foo
06-19-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By thomson

By that same argument, go back to the horse and...

By that same argument, go back to the horse and buggy days, it was even easier to diagnose.

I prefer the cars of today. I do not work on them but I did in the 60's 70's. Yes, the repairs were...
Forum: Foo
06-09-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By thomson

This may not work for you as you likely will have...

This may not work for you as you likely will have to buy some tools but I much prefer assembling my bikes myself.
Forum: Foo
06-01-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,447
Posted By thomson

What would you advise your kids to do if given a...

What would you advise your kids to do if given a similar situation? I am guessing it would be similar to this:
Forum: Foo
06-01-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,447
Posted By thomson

Increasingly in the business world, it is all...

Increasingly in the business world, it is all about contacts. You will foster relationships with all the other attendees. If it eases your mind any, the Principal will feel worse that you took the...
05-30-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,463
Posted By thomson

That bike, as well as all in your price range,...

That bike, as well as all in your price range, should handle your weight with no problem.

I am not all that well versed on Cannondale products but that does seem like a lot of money for a CAAD4.
05-30-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,527
Posted By thomson

I very much agree with this sentiment!!

I very much agree with this sentiment!!
05-28-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,944
Posted By thomson

I tried them (a different brand) about 20 years...

I tried them (a different brand) about 20 years ago on my commuter bike. The rational being I didn't want flats while commuting and didn't mind the extra workout from the increased rolling...
Forum: Foo
05-27-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By thomson

I think you are probably right. If you plug the...

I think you are probably right. If you plug the cable from the modem directly to your computer (bypassing the router), does it work? If so, get a new router.
Forum: Foo
05-21-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 13,080
Posted By thomson

Is it just me or do the respective women look...

Is it just me or do the respective women look similar as well?
Forum: Foo
05-19-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 899
Posted By thomson

I am always relaxed

I am always relaxed
05-17-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By thomson

At the risk of the obvious, the bushing where the...

At the risk of the obvious, the bushing where the cable threads through only has one side countersunk for the cable end, at least on the "older" 10 speed. Could it be possible you have inserted the...
05-16-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By thomson

Most likely the housing. Second guess is a faulty...

Most likely the housing. Second guess is a faulty derailleur. (I am assuming it shifts to progressively larger cogs just fine)

To shift to the smaller cogs, the shifter just releases tension a...
05-16-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By thomson

That is what I would do, just bop along savoring...

That is what I would do, just bop along savoring all what is to enjoy.
Forum: Foo
05-15-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By thomson

When I quit smoking (1987) I smoked 3 cartons a...

When I quit smoking (1987) I smoked 3 cartons a week at $10 a carton. Now that cartons are $50, my weekly costs would be $150 or $7,800 a year. So, the answer is, take away all the bad things about...
Forum: Foo
05-13-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By thomson

Have you tried http://thesandtrap.com/forum/ I...

Have you tried http://thesandtrap.com/forum/
I know nothing about golf. I just googled golf forum
Forum: Foo
05-12-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By thomson

Congratulations. I am a little confused, did...

Congratulations.
I am a little confused, did you just acquire the property or did you have it and just replaced the roof and electrical service?
Either way, looks great!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 24,205
Posted By thomson

The point I was trying to make is Cervelo did not...

The point I was trying to make is Cervelo did not realize the wheel placement was not ideal until they started to measure with riders on the bikes in actual riding situations.. In other words, doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By thomson

The 2003 Giro looks like it was available in...

The 2003 Giro looks like it was available in silver and blue. The picture here is the silver one but it looks like the same model. http://www.bianchiusa.com/past/2003/site/bikes/42_Giro.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 24,205
Posted By thomson

[/QUOTE] Apparently, Cervelo now feels there...

[/QUOTE]

Apparently, Cervelo now feels there is a difference between testing with and without riders. I know this isn't the bike to which you referred, that bike most certainly is going to be...
Forum: Foo
05-09-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,523
Posted By thomson

I have met all my dates at the local high school....

I have met all my dates at the local high school.

What? Huh? Oh, I should mention I have been with my wife since High School.
Forum: Foo
05-09-09, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By thomson

I'll let you in on a secret, a real man doesn't...

I'll let you in on a secret, a real man doesn't do things just because someone says it is part of being a man. Paradoxical, eh?

As for impressing women, most will respect you more if you do what...
Forum: Foo
05-06-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,249
Posted By thomson

I gave it a shot: Net Speed: 34 WPM...

I gave it a shot:


Net Speed: 34 WPM (words/minute)
Accuracy:77%
Gross Speed: 44 WPM(words/minute)
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