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10-30-22, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Warbird21

"Leaves are falling all around, time I was on my...

"Leaves are falling all around, time I was on my way".
19 miles on the C&O Canal yesterday, temps in the low 60's, sun, perfect.
The leaves hide an abundance of rocks/roots, so you can't look away...
08-28-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Warbird21

I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it...

I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it mimicked the flare of my OEM Salsa bars.
I'm using the Redshift Shockstop stem, and needed a little more rise, the Burly bar did the trick.
08-28-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Warbird21

I've had mine for a year now, I can't imagine...

I've had mine for a year now, I can't imagine riding without it.
I bought one of the 3D printed mounts for my bag (clip style). It broke last month, bunny hopping a railroad crossing. The Varia...
08-17-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,157
Posted By Warbird21

Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.

Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.
07-26-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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After three weeks of full sun and temps over 90 deg, the Halo headband...
07-25-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

My issue is sweat in my eyes, I still haven't...

My issue is sweat in my eyes, I still haven't figured that one out. I tried a skullcap, but I never determined if it made the sweat running down my face better or worse. I have to stop every 10...
07-24-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Warbird21

That looks pretty rugged to my eye! I hope you...

That looks pretty rugged to my eye! I hope you have some suspension.

I also don't mind the heat. I rode 18 miles yesterday (Maryland), temp was 97 degrees. Did 20 this AM, on the road, without...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By Warbird21

I've been selling vintage briar tobacco pipes on...

I've been selling vintage briar tobacco pipes on Ebay for about a decade. Now, the payment structure and fees just don't make it worthwhile any more.
Facebook messenger for general items for me,...
05-15-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,752
Posted By Warbird21

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and...

We've had some flooding on the Potomac River and some storm damage along the C&O Canal. I had to climb over a few trees earlier this week.

The work being done near the McMahons Mill was disrupted...
05-09-22, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Warbird21

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend,...

We had heavy rains here in Maryland this weekend, and the Potomac River is still in flood stage. I took a shot at the C&O Canal this evening. The canal was pretty dry, but I had to climber over...
04-13-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike...

My ride today consisted of me pulling my bike from my trunk, at my LBS. I did bump into this local guy I'd not met, who rode up on this beautiful Eddy Mercyx.
Original owner, purchased in 1986 (I...
03-29-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Warbird21

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!

Well that's pretty cool - I'll give that a try!
03-29-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Warbird21

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what...

I love seeing this vintage rides used for what they were built to do!
03-24-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Warbird21

Update: Bike: Salsa Warbird I have 50 miles...

Update:
Bike: Salsa Warbird
I have 50 miles on the new bar and stem combination - its proven to be a perfect combination.
Stem: Redshift Shockstop 90 mm/6 deg rise
(replaced a Salsa 100 mm/25...
03-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved...

I rode with my Varia for most of 2021 and loved it. I let the battery run down once - it left me feeling quite vulnerable - you get used to it real fast! (and I still have a bar-end mirror)

Back...
03-11-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,157
Posted By Warbird21

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the...

Citizen sells a "Ray Mears Protough" line in the UK. Smaller size, 300m, sapphire crystal, Eco-Drive power. We don't see many here in the US. I picked up a great example on the WatchUSeek forum. ...
02-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Warbird21

Now you are enabling me!

Now you are enabling me!
02-21-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

Outside! For the first time since early...

Outside! For the first time since early December. We've been out of town, the one or two times temps have been above 45 degrees, so I've been in the basement on the trainer/Zwift.
Today, in...
02-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,157
Posted By Warbird21

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch,...

Sold the Wobrook - a real decent quartz watch, but I didn't realize it didn't have a screw-down crown. (we have a pool, I'm constantly in/out during warm weather, I would have hated to ruin it).
...
01-30-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,157
Posted By Warbird21

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver...

I needed a beater Quartz, this Wolbrook Skindiver World Timer came up, inexpensive via Ebay. Neil Armstrong wore one when he flew the X-15. I'll use mine for yard, and garage work...

...
01-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,793
Posted By Warbird21

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy...

I'm 30 days into a subscription and so far, enjoy it for keeping fit in winter. Here in Maryland, for me, it needs to be above 45 degrees to ride outside and in Jan/Feb, we just don't get that many...
01-18-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Warbird21

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game...

Bingo - that fixed it! I had "Gaming" and "Game Bar" both enabled. I wonder if during install, they were turned on.
I don't game, so they were turned off - Zwift started without issue.
Thanks,...
01-16-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,151
Posted By Warbird21

Agree here, I'm sure they think we are weirdo's. ...

Agree here, I'm sure they think we are weirdo's.

There are two types of motor-bikers:
Motorcyclists - touring folks, with proper gear and mostly respectable people
Bikers - Harley folks, which...
01-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

Well, you are no muggle in my book! Thanks for...

Well, you are no muggle in my book!
Thanks for taking the time on our ride, to stop and take those photos.
Thats a landscape I might never encounter in person (still hopeful....), and certainly...
12-31-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,837
Posted By Warbird21

I saw the Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves mentioned...

I saw the Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves mentioned earlier in the thread, at a nearby shop, but balked at the $90 price.
I found a new pair on Ebay for $40, so looks like I'm set for what ever cold...
12-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,752
Posted By Warbird21

Wow, that Cannondale looks like the ultimate...

Wow, that Cannondale looks like the ultimate rough gravel ride! Great setup.
12-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,837
Posted By Warbird21

My Tasco MTB gloves showed up today. I'm a...

My Tasco MTB gloves showed up today. I'm a little disappointed. I'll be shocked if these keep my hands warm from 45 down to 40 degrees (where I tap out). Just thin, unlined neoprene. I already...
11-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Warbird21

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and...

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and bingo,seated evenly. Whew, guess I'll return the new tire I ordered. Thanks!
10-31-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Warbird21

Whew,I thought you meant Pittsburgh. That place...

Whew,I thought you meant Pittsburgh. That place smells like rotten mustard.

That terrain looks challenging!
10-28-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
Posted By Warbird21

Yep, but forum suicide posts never go as planned.

Yep, but forum suicide posts never go as planned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,886
Posted By Warbird21

I tried to send some folks around NYC last week,...

I tried to send some folks around NYC last week, to CT, via the Tappan Zee, but I don't think that bridge exists any more! (the Mario Cuomo Bridge seems to have replaced it)

For me, the Potomac...
10-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
Posted By Warbird21

It took me a while to "unsee" that photo and now,...

It took me a while to "unsee" that photo and now, this thread has revived that vile memory. Who thinks: "I need to take a picture of this pipe, and I only have time to put on a shirt, but no pants...
10-17-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

A cool, breezy day here in Maryland, so I choose...

A cool, breezy day here in Maryland, so I choose the C&O Canal. Back to layers - tights, full gloves, vest, long sleeves and a light jacket.
Leaves starting to fall and hiding tree roots, so full...
10-16-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
Posted By Warbird21

Now,I feel like I need to see those photos..... ...

Now,I feel like I need to see those photos.....

Don't sweat it, every goofs occasionally.

I'm a moderator on a tobacco pipe forum. A few weeks ago, a member asked me to delete a picture he...
09-23-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Warbird21

Picked this up on Facebook messenger. Two...

Picked this up on Facebook messenger. Two cleats. I don't have a lot of free wall space, so I mounted one cleat to some scrap lumber, and mount that in my big-ass bench vise. When not needed, the...
09-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

A Roy Rogers restaurant. Our HQ is in Frederick...

A Roy Rogers restaurant. Our HQ is in Frederick MD. I'm praying we can find some folks to staff this one.
09-16-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

I've never ridden a folding bike - so its amazing...

I've never ridden a folding bike - so its amazing to me that you can do that kind of ride!
I'm opening a restaurant in the Student Union Building at the University of MD campus next month (Stamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By Warbird21

"The guy had an Autozone shirt on.. I saw him a...

"The guy had an Autozone shirt on.. I saw him a few days later in the local store and I reminded him to keep his dog leashed. He remembered me and apologized."

No, "guy" being the key word. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By Warbird21

I ride on/off the C&O Canal a lot, it is a few...

I ride on/off the C&O Canal a lot, it is a few miles from my home and convenient. There are lots of dogs near the entry points, some unleashed.
I got chased by a small fox terrier a few weeks ago,...
09-12-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,526,428
Posted By Warbird21

Been off the bike for a week, grandkids from New...

Been off the bike for a week, grandkids from New Orleans sheltering here. Thought I was heading for a brisk (15.5-16 mph average) 30 mile ride. But, once I got on the canal, there was a detour, I...
09-10-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,077
Posted By Warbird21

First ride with the Corky tonight - road and C&O...

First ride with the Corky tonight - road and C&O Canal - big thumbs up. Field of vision is better than a helmet mirror, it's out of the way, folds for transport.
Moves if bumped, but simple to aim...
09-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,077
Posted By Warbird21

Well, I thought I had it but now perhaps back to...

Well, I thought I had it but now perhaps back to the Corky. I picked up this drop-bar mirror at my local LBS today, $20. It looked less in the way than my L-shaped bar mount. But, after install, (It...
09-02-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,995
Posted By Warbird21

Here's the MGB. In the past five years, rebuilt...

Here's the MGB. In the past five years, rebuilt the top and lower ends of the motor, early high-compression pistons, SU carbs replaced the Weber, head work, new interior/top, 15" mini-light...
08-30-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,995
Posted By Warbird21

Yes, but in a good way.

Yes, but in a good way.
08-29-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,995
Posted By Warbird21

Yep. I rode a bicycle as a young teen, but...

Yep. I rode a bicycle as a young teen, but abandoned it when I got my drivers license. I started cycling again in my early 30's, first on a road bike, then switching to the new fad - mountain...
08-28-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Warbird21

I hear you Mike! At the end, I was wishing that...

I hear you Mike! At the end, I was wishing that I was 50...

A group of senior riders stopped to chat with me when I finished (they were looking for a place to eat lunch). One guy, who looked...
08-24-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Warbird21

I'm sold on these Specialized Body Geometry...

I'm sold on these Specialized Body Geometry Dual-Gel gloves, $35 ($18 if you don't mine Aqua)...
08-22-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Warbird21

Good advice. I'm postponing my world record...

Good advice. I'm postponing my world record attempt, until I get a better gauge. The Accu-Gauge will have to soldier thru for now. But, I feel the world record is within my grasp.
08-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,157
Posted By Warbird21

With my Garmin 530, I have no need for a watch...

With my Garmin 530, I have no need for a watch when I ride, but my old trusty Seiko 7n36 on rubber goes on every ride.

...
08-05-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Warbird21

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a...

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a lime green helmet and orange shoes!
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