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04-21-17, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Swamp Yankee

Awesome - I was just thinking about my old...

Awesome - I was just thinking about my old "Wheelie Bike" from when I was a kid. I had a Ross Barracuda back then.
03-21-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,480
Posted By Swamp Yankee

This is what I need: a bike that's always going...

This is what I need: a bike that's always going downhill :thumb:
03-17-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,421
Posted By Swamp Yankee

This next one has me concerned - it's less than...

This next one has me concerned - it's less than 48 hours out and as of this morning, the weatherman still had no idea what we're likely to get - anything from no snow to a foot of snow.
Freakin'...
03-17-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Swamp Yankee

I never ride my cruiser far enough away from my...

I never ride my cruiser far enough away from my camper refrigerator to need a water bottle holder ;)
03-15-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17,731
Views: 2,767,917
Posted By Swamp Yankee

A tad pricey, eh? :twitchy: ...

A tad pricey, eh? :twitchy:


https://newlondon.craigslist.org/bik/6044550649.html


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03-15-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Swamp Yankee

The seat on my Panama Jack is comfy - but it...

The seat on my Panama Jack is comfy - but it squeaks terribly when I ride. It also has stitching throughout the vinyl cover that is decorative, but which also ensures that the seat will stay wet for...
03-14-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Cool! That looks like it's the same basic setup...

Cool! That looks like it's the same basic setup as my Huffy "Panama Jack" cruiser. It also has the integral rear rack - but it has this somewhat clumsy adjustment feature to extend the rack rearwards...
Forum: Foo
03-12-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 289,802
Posted By Swamp Yankee

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/a%...

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/a%20may%20day/IMG_0901_zps66w8agqx.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/a%20may%20day/IMG_0758_zpsplzp120n.jpg
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03-12-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By Swamp Yankee

it's so much easier when I'm kayaking :D

it's so much easier when I'm kayaking :D
03-11-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Swamp Yankee

No hassles, no fuss, riding in flip flops..... I...

No hassles, no fuss, riding in flip flops..... I love my cruiser - tooling around the campground tooting the horn and ringing the bell at my friends.

Of course, when I was a kid, cruisers were...
03-11-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Swamp Yankee

A bit of analysis paralysis perhaps? ;) I'm...

A bit of analysis paralysis perhaps? ;)
I'm thinking of the first time I bought a cruiser. I went to Wallyworld with the wife, within 15 minutes I'd picked out a red one for me and a blue one for...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,897
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Looks like it's rocket powered! :awesome:

Looks like it's rocket powered! :awesome:
03-10-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,201
Posted By Swamp Yankee

watching my grandkids climb out of my rowing...

watching my grandkids climb out of my rowing skiff after taking them around the lake for a bit.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/aaa/me2013_zps07095052.jpg

and this picture...
03-09-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 2,201,623
Posted By Swamp Yankee

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/Mo...

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/D456C536-2B53-46A7-8E15-9A41334C53DB_zpsjfzebcka.jpg
03-09-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By Swamp Yankee

I learned very quickly that hawking a loogie...

I learned very quickly that hawking a loogie isn't quite so easy when you're pedaling into the wind....especially when you're a bit parched - it kinda just lands on your shoulder somewhere.
03-09-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,702
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Judging by your name, you do a bit of bass...

Judging by your name, you do a bit of bass fishing as well. :thumb:
03-09-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Here's one of my rowing machines ...

Here's one of my rowing machines

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/Adirondack%20Guideboat/DSCF4089.jpg
...
03-09-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,863
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Clydesdale = 200+ pounds? :lol: I'm right...

Clydesdale = 200+ pounds? :lol:

I'm right about 203 at 5',10+" so I guess I fit the bill.

edited to add: I just took a shower and weighed in at 200 even, so I might not be a Clydesdale for too...
Forum: Introductions
03-09-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Howdy, Beckhoo!

Howdy, Beckhoo!
Forum: Foo
03-08-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Swamp Yankee

...yeah, if the vacuum sealed approach fails...

...yeah, if the vacuum sealed approach fails :thumb:
03-08-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 297,380
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Here's me talking to my friend Stu while holding...

Here's me talking to my friend Stu while holding my Wallyworld "Panama Jack" cruiser. This bike spends all of its time at our permanent campsite and I use it for playing around, for taking the trash...
03-08-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 490,045
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Brand spankin' new ...

Brand spankin' new

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/D456C536-2B53-46A7-8E15-9A41334C53DB_zpsjfzebcka.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-08-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Swamp Yankee

it could be meds, yeah - I've been on metformin...

it could be meds, yeah - I've been on metformin for going on 12 years now. Luckily, it's all I need to keep my diabetes well under control.
Forum: Foo
03-08-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Yes - even when washed with a bit of bleach. I...

Yes - even when washed with a bit of bleach. I don't know if it's a problem that's peculiar to me - but yeah, I'll wear it once, wash it, hang it, go back for it a year later and the neck has a...
03-08-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,134
Posted By Swamp Yankee

$8,000???? I've never even spent that much money...

$8,000???? I've never even spent that much money on a car :50:
03-08-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 297,380
Posted By Swamp Yankee

I had one and the stock crankset self-destructed...

I had one and the stock crankset self-destructed on it within a year or so of very mild usage around a campground. The seat went as well - so yeah, plan on making upgrades. Other than that, it was a...
03-08-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,772
Posted By Swamp Yankee

I guess I'm lucky in that I never could stand the...

I guess I'm lucky in that I never could stand the taste of artificial sweeteners - so I've never knowingly consumed them. I'm not big on sugary sweets in general - though I do like fruit. But if...
03-08-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,318,343
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Had a 5 mile shakedown ride - maiden voyage...

Had a 5 mile shakedown ride - maiden voyage around the local lake on my new Cannondale quick cx 4. Some mud on the dirt road heading out, and some short but steep hills coming back. Enough of a ride...
03-08-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,702
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Cool boat! I'd love a balanced lug yawl like...

Cool boat! I'd love a balanced lug yawl like that! Does it have two rowing stations? I keep the oars on my sailing whitehall lashed into the oarlocks.
Forum: Foo
03-08-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Swamp Yankee

I only wear white dress shirts with a suit and...

I only wear white dress shirts with a suit and tie at funerals. The problem I have is that no matter how quickly I wash them after wearing them, they tend to get a yellow ring on the collar when they...
Forum: Foo
03-08-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By Swamp Yankee

pet supplies!!! especially since we have no...

pet supplies!!!

especially since we have no pets
03-08-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,702
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Fixed seat rowing is probably my favorite...

Fixed seat rowing is probably my favorite activity on season. Of course, I'll often bring a fishing rod or two along, just in case. I've got a "Whisp", ultralight marine plywood rowing skiff - and a...
Forum: Introductions
03-08-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Hi and happy belated birthday to your town!

Hi and happy belated birthday to your town!
Forum: Introductions
03-08-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Hi Tmbl - I'm new here myself

Hi Tmbl - I'm new here myself
Forum: Introductions
03-08-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Thanks Ron! I'm itching to get this bike out. ...

Thanks Ron! I'm itching to get this bike out.

I had no idea it even existed until the salesman in the bike shop told me about it, but I'm only a few miles away from the Airline Trail here in CT....
Forum: Introductions
03-07-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Swamp Yankee

Hiya!

Just picked up a new bike - a 2017 Cannondale Quick CX 4 - the first "real bike" I've owned since the late 70s when I had a Raleigh Grand Prix and a Puch.

I'll probably be asking lots of...
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