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Forum: Foo
01-24-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,510
Posted By powerhouse

I bought a Swiss Army Swisschamp knife last year....

I bought a Swiss Army Swisschamp knife last year. Along with with the main blade, secondary blade, and sawtooth blade, it has more other optional tools than I can shake a stick at. Some of these...
Forum: Foo
01-24-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,381
Posted By powerhouse

It is illegal to take a milk crate belonging to a...

It is illegal to take a milk crate belonging to a dairy company, especially when the crate bears the name of that dairy company. I suggest that you bring it back to the place you found it and leave...
Forum: Foo
01-24-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By powerhouse

If the electricity went out and I didn't have the...

If the electricity went out and I didn't have the computer, I have this electronic reader with battery backup with dozens of books to survive time without the internet.

The storm has missed those...
Forum: Foo
01-23-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By powerhouse

The answer to the OP's question might differ as...

The answer to the OP's question might differ as to whether I had electrical power or not.

If things keep up without the loss of power and I keep my consumption rate down, I would be able to keep...
Forum: Foo
01-22-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By powerhouse

Still no new snow here in Portland, Maine. It's...

Still no new snow here in Portland, Maine. It's important to be prepared in winter when the electricity goes out. I've lived in other towns where electricity isn't as reliable and have gone without...
Forum: Foo
01-21-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By powerhouse

U.S. East Coast residents; How prepared are you for the coming snowstorm?

For those of you who live in states on the U.S. East Coast, there's a powerful snowstorm moving in. Television stations/networks are tracking it. From Maine to Florida people have been advised to...
Forum: Foo
12-11-15, 01:52 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,823
Posted By powerhouse

With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
Forum: Foo
12-10-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By powerhouse

Down with a cold

How many of you are presently down with a cold? As the Winter season approaches, that happens to a surprisingly large number of people. At present, I'm down with one and don't feel like going...
Forum: Foo
12-10-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 29,841
Posted By powerhouse

I have acquired three different types of Swiss...

I have acquired three different types of Swiss Army knives which I use at different times for different purposes. I use each of these folding knives for practical purposes and not as weapons. They...
12-09-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By powerhouse

I have a cellular phone that has GPS technology. ...

I have a cellular phone that has GPS technology. I originally bought it for all the reasons and purposes anyone would. It is also equipped with a button that would put me in contact with a service...
12-09-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,191
Posted By powerhouse

Here in Maine we have the American Lung...

Here in Maine we have the American Lung Association Bicycle Trek Across Maine which gets larger and larger every year. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, with its membership, does rides all over Maine,...
12-08-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,633
Posted By powerhouse

A Swiss Army knife is a good item. I sometimes...

A Swiss Army knife is a good item. I sometimes carry one with some additional useful tools. Note; Their Swisschamp models is overkill.
12-08-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,633
Posted By powerhouse

Bicycling or not, what items do you take with you that you never leave home without?

Whether you are on a bicycle ride or not, what items do you always bring with you or 'never leave home without? The list can be surprising. I'll start.

1. Clothing
2. Footwear
3. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,327
Posted By powerhouse

You know you've been commuting a while when... ...

You know you've been commuting a while when...

Everybody asks you why when you don't.
Replies: 258
Views: 47,165
Posted By powerhouse

Hello, Everyone. Thought I would check in here...

Hello, Everyone. Thought I would check in here with something new. When I was last due for eye surgery and went through Glaucoma gloom, my eye surgeon told me it was possible that I might need...
05-13-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,745
Posted By powerhouse

It turns out that freights have continued to...

It turns out that freights have continued to occasionally stop at the same place with cause. None of them concern myself. Oddly enough, I've learned that some long-haul trains headed to Canada are...
05-12-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By powerhouse

How old is your bicycle?

How old is your bicycle? I've had mine for 25 years now and it continues to serve me well.
Feel free to mention yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By powerhouse

Many years ago, I was riding along about 25 MPH...

Many years ago, I was riding along about 25 MPH when I began feeling the onset of an epileptic seizure. Usually kept under control by medications, there are times when "breakthrough" seizures happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By powerhouse

I have two locks; a cable with a small U-lock and...

I have two locks; a cable with a small U-lock and a large Kryptonite U-lock. I'm able to carry both in my trunk bag but the weight is a little too heavy. I tend to carry the smaller, lighter cable...
05-10-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,281
Posted By powerhouse

I'm the person who is legally blind and wears...

I'm the person who is legally blind and wears Ocutechs on and off the bike. I told you about them in my previous post on page #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ....
04-22-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By powerhouse

I have my cell phone for both work and personal...

I have my cell phone for both work and personal uses. I keep it with me or close by most of the time. When out on a ride, I carry it in a leather case that is either clipped to my waistband or in...
04-20-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By powerhouse

Cell phone users; how often do you keep your cell phone on hand?

Overall, the cell phone has become a very useful device. They are so commonplace that the once copious public telephones are disappearing. Cellphones are now so commonplace that people carry them...
04-10-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By powerhouse

Where does Maine rank on the list?

Where does Maine rank on the list?
04-10-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,332
Posted By powerhouse

Here in Maine, there are many country roads. ...

Here in Maine, there are many country roads.


I lived in towns with country roads that don't have bike lanes and also had stretches where it is difficult or impossible for a cyclist to get off...
03-18-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,851
Posted By powerhouse

More about bells, whistles, & horns

I've used several means to announce myself when approaching them on a bicycle.

First of all, the use of my voice has its place. While having enough distance between myself and someone I'm going...
Forum: Foo
02-15-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By powerhouse

Another snowstorm has come along with temps below...

Another snowstorm has come along with temps below zero and high winds. several neighbors and I are snowbound once again. Those of us here in the Northeast are due to receive another foot of snow at...
02-15-15, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By powerhouse

What about water bottles or Hydrapaks that are...

What about water bottles or Hydrapaks that are filled with water that isn't questionable?
Forum: Foo
02-15-15, 01:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By powerhouse

The storm is now raging outside. The snow is...

The storm is now raging outside. The snow is falling with strong winds and temps below zero. But it is warm indoors with the electricity still on. Having everything on the list I mentioned...
Forum: Foo
02-14-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By powerhouse

I'm haven't been sick yet this winter.

I'm haven't been sick yet this winter.
Forum: Foo
02-13-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By powerhouse

What do you do to prepare for a snowstorm?

Here in the Northeastern US, there has been an accumulation of quite a bit of snow lately. Those of you in the Boston area know that the best, especially since National Guard units from a number of...
02-11-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By powerhouse

I forgot to add that my 1990 TREK 850 Antelope...

I forgot to add that my 1990 TREK 850 Antelope is a 21-speed bicycle. Does that make any difference?
Forum: Foo
02-11-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By powerhouse

22F and sunny today but another snowstorm is due...

22F and sunny today but another snowstorm is due Thursday in the Northeastern US. Prepare to hunker down, everyone.
02-11-15, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By powerhouse

Trek Bicycle Question

I own and ride a TREK 850 Antelope that I bought new in 1990. Whenever I've needed to bring it in for maintenance and repair, there was no problem in finding the requisite parts.

After 25 years,...
Forum: Foo
02-10-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By powerhouse

The storm is over and I'm out and about...for the...

The storm is over and I'm out and about...for the time being. The sun shines today and the snow has been scraped clear on the streets until the next storm on Thursday. Meanwhile, I stand ready with...
Forum: Foo
02-10-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By powerhouse

A Mainer who has lived up here all his life...

A Mainer who has lived up here all his life thanks you.
Forum: Foo
02-10-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By powerhouse

I have an L.L. Bean's Maine Warden's Parka. It's...

I have an L.L. Bean's Maine Warden's Parka. It's down-filled, has a great hood, many deep pockets. and can be zipped and buttoned up against cold temps as low as -30F. I bought one of the last ones...
Forum: Foo
02-10-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By powerhouse

Snowbound

I'm snowed in here. How is it for the rest of you? Discuss.
01-23-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,733
Posted By powerhouse

I never go out riding without my helmet on.

I never go out riding without my helmet on.
Replies: 258
Views: 47,165
Posted By powerhouse

Hi, Everyone. Remember me? I started this...

Hi, Everyone.

Remember me? I started this thread. Thought I would check in after so long. Last time, I had to undergo eye surgery. Years ago, a procedure was done due to Glaucoma in my left...
Forum: Foo
07-03-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By powerhouse

The Sting

The stomg happened on what I thought would be an ordinary day. The weather was sunny and pleasant as I busied myself with various tasks. One of them was to shop for groceries at a local supermarket...
Forum: Foo
07-03-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By powerhouse

The Sting

The stomg happened on what I thought would be an ordinary day. The weather was sunny and pleasant as I busied myself with various tasks. One of them was to shop for groceries at a local supermarket...
07-02-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By powerhouse

Glaucoma gloom

Moderators, if you feel this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it.


My handle on Bikeforums is Powerhouse. I introduced myself rather fully when I started the thread "DO YOU HAVE A...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,003
Posted By powerhouse

Glaucoma gloom

Moderators, if you feel this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it.


My handle on Bikeforums is Powerhouse. I introduced myself rather fully when I started the thread "DO YOU HAVE A...
06-10-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,281
Posted By powerhouse

Due to that I'm legally blind, I wear my Ocutech...

Due to that I'm legally blind, I wear my Ocutech eyeglasses both on and off the bicycle. They are made by Ocutech Incorporated, a large company that makes visual devices. The prescription carrier...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18,650
Views: 3,692,867
Posted By powerhouse

I bought a new set of handlebar grips for my 1990...

I bought a new set of handlebar grips for my 1990 Trek Antelope 850.
Forum: Foo
11-14-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By powerhouse

Wal-mart & my wristwatch

When it came time for people to turn their clocks back an hour, I couldn't do this on my wristwatch. It's digital and has a whole bunch of settings on it. For example, if I press one button, the...
10-10-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By powerhouse

In my 36 years of bicycling, I've never been...

In my 36 years of bicycling, I've never been bitten by a dog.
10-10-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By powerhouse

I sprayed a dog a long time ago while out on a...

I sprayed a dog a long time ago while out on a ride when I was a teenager.

I was riding through the countryside in Central Maine when all of a sudden out comes Fido from a house that I passed. I...
Forum: Foo
09-29-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 136,383
Posted By powerhouse

When I last posted in this thread, it was about...

When I last posted in this thread, it was about the loss of my cat, Chansons. After a long life of 20 years, he died of old age. His cremated remains sit in a small wooden box.

Time has passed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18,650
Views: 3,692,867
Posted By powerhouse

Yesterday I bought two PBSF's as a birthday gift...

Yesterday I bought two PBSF's as a birthday gift for my mother. Yes, she rides a bicycle too.
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