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06-16-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,707
Posted By Pobble.808

Everybody in my department knew that I cycled...

Everybody in my department knew that I cycled because they saw me wheeling my bike into my office every day. Comments were consistently along the lines of "Hey wow that's great, I wish I could do...
05-15-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 108,685
Posted By Pobble.808

Among other rides today, I went a measly two...

Among other rides today, I went a measly two miles, some of it in a dedicated bike lane, to the Hawaii State Library to snag a copy of Eric Newby's "Round Ireland in Low Gear":
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Forum: Foo
05-02-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,596
Posted By Pobble.808

Florida man claims sexual role-play led to...

Florida man claims sexual role-play led to shootout

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/05/01/florida-man-claims-sexual-role-play-led-shootout/...
Forum: Foo
04-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,894
Posted By Pobble.808

Considering that politicians have exempted their...

Considering that politicians have exempted their own campaign messages from just about all restrictions on landline robocalling, it's pretty clear that protecting the public from robocalls is not...
06-29-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,427
Posted By Pobble.808

Retired two weeks short of my 63rd birthday. Feel...

Retired two weeks short of my 63rd birthday. Feel like I went to heaven without dying.
Work was like purgatory without dying.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Pobble.808

Looks like an excellent deal, but only offering...

Looks like an excellent deal, but only offering one size: 17.5 inches
05-21-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,502
Posted By Pobble.808

Interesting question. As a cyclist, my totally...

Interesting question. As a cyclist, my totally unscientific gut feeling is that at least in some places motorists are more accustomed to seeing us on the road and a little more willing to cut us some...
04-11-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,427
Posted By Pobble.808

Machka - You and Rowan have been an...

Machka -

You and Rowan have been an inspiration to the rest of us for... it seems like for half of forever.

Very tough deal now, but I like to think that the two of you will get back to riding...
04-09-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,744
Posted By Pobble.808

To return, however ephemerally, to the theme of...

To return, however ephemerally, to the theme of the OP: My experience, in decades of commuting (first Boston, then Honolulu), was that people almost always came across as supportive. Typical comments...
03-30-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,582
Posted By Pobble.808

1971 Raleigh Carlton Grand Prix, bought new on...

1971 Raleigh Carlton Grand Prix, bought new on Long Island shortly after college graduation. Simplex deraillers with plastic housing, held up surprisingly well.

Followed me to Massachusetts in...
Forum: Foo
03-28-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Pobble.808

Or it could have been a typo for Noruns, since...

Or it could have been a typo for Noruns, since the folks who buy these shoes may never do any running in them...
03-23-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pobble.808

Let us not forget that before the Dutch emerged...

Let us not forget that before the Dutch emerged as one of the great cycling cultures in the history of the universe they were busy with other pursuits like establishing New Amsterdam and sticking...
Forum: Foo
03-19-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pobble.808

[QUOTE=colorider;20232708] Also, who the...

[QUOTE=colorider;20232708]

Also, who the heck is Loyola-Chicago?


They won the tournament in 1963!
03-06-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,362
Posted By Pobble.808

Hey, welcome back! Any white bikes in Reno?

Hey, welcome back! Any white bikes in Reno?
Forum: Foo
02-25-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,821
Posted By Pobble.808

In my high school chem class I sat next to the...

In my high school chem class I sat next to the guy who, a few years later, became the corpse in the famous photo from Kent State.
Forum: Foo
02-21-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,821
Posted By Pobble.808

I took a class with James Joyce* and partied with...

I took a class with James Joyce* and partied with Gary Cooper**

* an agricultural missionary from Kansas
** a business journalist in Japan
Forum: Foo
01-25-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,819
Posted By Pobble.808

I Was Born, but...

I Was Born, but...
Forum: Foo
01-25-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,819
Posted By Pobble.808

Call Any Vegetable, and...

Call Any Vegetable, and...
Forum: Foo
01-25-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,819
Posted By Pobble.808

It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here
Forum: Foo
01-25-18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,819
Posted By Pobble.808

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Forum: Foo
01-25-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,819
Posted By Pobble.808

"The Sweet Dove Died" [Barbara Pym]

"The Sweet Dove Died"
[Barbara Pym]
Forum: Foo
08-20-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Pobble.808

He published an autobiography entitled "Ni**er"...

He published an autobiography entitled "Ni**er" and then told his mom, "Next time you hear somebody calling you that, remember that they're just advertising my book."

What a man.
Forum: Foo
07-05-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pobble.808

Moving right along with the surprisingly popular...

Moving right along with the surprisingly popular theme of media exposure in Japan:
I was inadvertently featured in an advertising poster for the Honolulu Century Ride that was plastered all over the...
Forum: Foo
06-28-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,645
Posted By Pobble.808

I've never even thought of getting rid of any of...

I've never even thought of getting rid of any of my favorite bikes, so nothing to regret there.:thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-28-17, 12:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,645
Posted By Pobble.808

1) 1964 Dodge Dart, let my parents sell it when I...

1) 1964 Dodge Dart, let my parents sell it when I was too young to know better. Still the only car I ever really enjoyed driving.

2) Apple stock (200 shares) bought at $15.80 (in 2001), sold at...
04-30-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pobble.808

Yeah, I asked myself that question every day when...

Yeah, I asked myself that question every day when I was with my mom, and many days afterwards as well. Thank goodness for retirement.

When making my decision I also thought a lot about two people...
04-29-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,410
Posted By Pobble.808

Coming up on 5 years since I retired. I was two...

Coming up on 5 years since I retired. I was two weeks short of my 63rd birthday. From the first day I felt like I had entered heaven without dying.

Not that it has all been roses and puppydogs....
10-22-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,576
Posted By Pobble.808

0.75 mi one way to the closest supermarket. There...

0.75 mi one way to the closest supermarket. There are two more that are almost as close.
08-16-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Pobble.808

I'll be in Brookline then, you can count me in......

I'll be in Brookline then, you can count me in... As long as you promise not to laugh at my bike!
02-27-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pobble.808

Again, thanks to all of you for the helpful...

Again, thanks to all of you for the helpful comments. As far as I know the car does not have a computer -- it's a 1999 model, suffice it to say the sound system consists of a radio and a cassette...
02-26-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pobble.808

Car will be in an apartment parking lot, so slow...

Car will be in an apartment parking lot, so slow charger is not an option. A neighbor is willing to start the car regularly. But I'm thinking that I'll just disconnect the battery cables. Or is this...
02-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pobble.808

Thanks to both of you for this helpful info. The...

Thanks to both of you for this helpful info. The oil on the dipstick does not look dark or dirty. The car is due for its annual state inspection in April so I'm thinking that that would be a good...
02-24-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pobble.808

Car Lite oil changes?

This morning I noticed that our car has not had an oil change since December 2014 (our mechanic used to send us reminders, but he retired). This was kind of alarming, but then I checked the odometer...
Forum: Foo
09-27-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Pobble.808

You could write a letter explaining that you are...

You could write a letter explaining that you are aware of his faking of credentials and don't condone it, but be that as it may his job performance was excellent, at least from your perspective, and...
08-02-15, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By Pobble.808

J&G Touring Shorts - Bike Shorts from People...

J&G Touring Shorts -

Bike Shorts from People Who Really Know Bike Shorts! (http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Mens-Touring-Shorts.html)

These are the only cycling-specific shorts I ride ... YMMV...
07-16-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pobble.808

Update - I rode the East Bay Bike Path last week,...

Update - I rode the East Bay Bike Path last week, and indeed pedestrians were mostly walking on the left, cyclists keeping right. It worked fine, very little need for "on your left!" etc. It was a...
06-29-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,846
Posted By Pobble.808

Yes, internet, in the form of TripAdvisor, Yelp,...

Yes, internet, in the form of TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google. I picked Brunswick as a destination because I had been there years ago and liked the area, plus Amtrak stops there although we ended up...
06-28-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,846
Posted By Pobble.808

Wednesday June 10 - Walk out of house, board...

Wednesday June 10 - Walk out of house, board trolley, transfer to subway to Boston bus station, board bus to Brunswick, Maine.

Arrive in Brunswick, walk about 7 minutes to Center Street Cycles...
06-24-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pobble.808

Thanks for the updates and the suggestions. As it...

Thanks for the updates and the suggestions. As it happens, I've already done some riding on the Vineyard (very nice indeed) and my car is 5,000 miles away, so I'm gonna take the train down from...
06-24-15, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pobble.808

I recently sent away for and received a copy of...

I recently sent away for and received a copy of the Guide to Cycling in the Ocean State map, very impressive but dated 20111-2012. Now I'm wondering if there have been any changes to the bike path...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pobble.808

Yes, just one puff should suffice. Sometimes it's...

Yes, just one puff should suffice. Sometimes it's a little slow coming out of the tube at first, so you can try squeezing it against your palm first just to make sure it's ready to go.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pobble.808

Hey, welcome to one of the better and more...

Hey, welcome to one of the better and more exclusive clubs!

As for loosening up the keyhole, a tube of graphite powder, available at hardware stores and the like, should do the job.
05-29-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pobble.808

Yeah, well, some of the folks sitting in traffic...

Yeah, well, some of the folks sitting in traffic jams on the freeway probably think that it's absurd and stupid to use public funding for mass transit, let alone for cycling infrastructure, so there...
05-28-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pobble.808

The Honolulu urban area occupies a relatively...

The Honolulu urban area occupies a relatively narrow corridor of land hemmed in by ocean and mountains. Building additional roads, even adding lanes to the existing freeway in some areas, is pretty...
05-28-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pobble.808

Bad congestion on Oahu for sure. Whether it's...

Bad congestion on Oahu for sure. Whether it's "overly" car dependent is in the eye of the beholder I guess. My sense is that a lot of my fellow residents see the problem as being caused by an...
05-28-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pobble.808

Alaska, unlike most other states, has an...

Alaska, unlike most other states, has an extensive ferry system, and I'd guess that that's where a lot of their mass transit funding goes.

As for Hawaii, since it's a bunch of islands, mass...
03-08-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,978
Posted By Pobble.808

There is one such bus mall (to borrow Machka's...

There is one such bus mall (to borrow Machka's term) in downtown Honolulu. Actually it's not a segment or a lane, it's the whole street. It has a nice feature: bike riders are allowed to use it too....
02-24-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,415
Posted By Pobble.808

As far as I can tell, the number of cyclists is...

As far as I can tell, the number of cyclists is increasing, slowly but steadily, here in Honolulu. Winter weather is obviously not an issue. SS/Fixies are still out there, maybe not in former...
12-19-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 108,685
Posted By Pobble.808

Nine miles up and down the hill with Madame...

Nine miles up and down the hill with Madame Pobble on our anniversary... :love:

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11-24-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By Pobble.808

I was able to get a screw-on head (Schrader) for...

I was able to get a screw-on head (Schrader) for my Silca at the same LBS that sold me the pump. Works like charm.
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