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Forum: Foo
01-14-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By skidder

California's set-up is run by each county. Here...

California's set-up is run by each county. Here in Orange County they've got temporary centers set up while they set up larger vaccination centers in five(?) locations that can accommodate larger...
Forum: Foo
01-14-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 400
Posted By skidder

How canoe find anything in there? ;)

How canoe find anything in there? ;)
Forum: Foo
01-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By skidder

T Total chaos here in Southern California/Los...

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Total chaos here in Southern California/Los Angeles area. On line and phone-up appointments need to be made, but both channels are overloaded and backed up. The few 'supercenter' vaccination...
01-14-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By skidder

Take up a martial art. You'll learn how to fall,...

Take up a martial art. You'll learn how to fall, and it'll become instinctive. It wont prevent you from getting hurt, but its the difference between a few bruises and a trip to the ER.
Forum: Foo
01-11-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By skidder

Nice read. This should help a lot of folks who...

Nice read. This should help a lot of folks who are interested in physics but get bogged down in the detail mathematics. Most science seems to b presented on a highly mathematical level, or dumbed...
Forum: Foo
01-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,352
Views: 2,337,843
Posted By skidder

60 y.o. here. Woolworths was a 'five & dime'...

60 y.o. here. Woolworths was a 'five & dime' store in the USA for many, many decades (my mom shopped at them in the 1940s/1950s). They 'rebranded' to the Woolco name and changed to a discount...
Forum: Foo
01-10-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 136,810
Posted By skidder

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01-10-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By skidder

Congratulations! Part time or full time jobs?...

Congratulations! Part time or full time jobs? I'm looking at retiring in Feb-March 2022, will probably take some time off, then try to get a part-time job. I won't be 65, but I should be able to...
01-10-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By skidder

Th only one near me is a one mile stretch of 2nd...

Th only one near me is a one mile stretch of 2nd Street/Westminster avenue in Long Beach between PCH and the LA/OC county line (none when you cross into OC). I've ridden that section many, many...
01-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By skidder

Seeing how particular front fork rake/wheel size...

Seeing how particular front fork rake/wheel size is related, any changes in size would put the steering and frame geometry out of whack. I replaced a rigid fork on an early 90s MTB with a...
Forum: Foo
01-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,256
Posted By skidder

No worries for Hondo, the Feds already arrested...

No worries for Hondo, the Feds already arrested the guy with the horned fur hat. He's from Arizona, too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-pelosi-desk-photo-others-200425314.html
01-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,758
Posted By skidder

As far back as I can remember starting with...

As far back as I can remember starting with riding to grade school.. The only break was from 2002-2006 when I didn't have anything road-worthy; my touring bicycle got stolen and I was in a cash...
01-08-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By skidder

I've been using Microshift bar-end shifters and a...

I've been using Microshift bar-end shifters and a long-cage RD on a tour bicycle, no problems to report. Its not getting heavily loaded, just a 'credit card' touring set-up, and it's also in the...
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11,352
Views: 2,337,843
Posted By skidder

I have that happen with a prescription, 90 small...

I have that happen with a prescription, 90 small tablets in a bottle that could easily hold 1000 tablets. Bottles are made in standard sizes, and the company using them may be trying to limit the...
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,352
Views: 2,337,843
Posted By skidder

Regarding the oversize boxes: I was volunteering...

Regarding the oversize boxes: I was volunteering at a toy drive this past Christmas that accepted cash donations over the internet. We used that to buy a lot of stuff through Amazon, including ear...
Forum: Foo
01-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By skidder

Not just the Koolaid, it seems like there's...

Not just the Koolaid, it seems like there's something in the water 'in general' in Nashville:

https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/03/base-jumpers-leap-nashville-hotel-roof-bar-parachute-down/
01-03-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,686
Posted By skidder

You're correct, it ain't a Cadillac; its twice as...

You're correct, it ain't a Cadillac; its twice as nice at half the price. :thumb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N_c4_ORNfY
01-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By skidder

I'll also chime in for Aerotech Designs. good...

I'll also chime in for Aerotech Designs. good balance of price/quality construction so they last a while. Bicycling shorts are the only bicycle specific article of clothing I wear - no jerseys, no...
01-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By skidder

I used to ride/run 5 days per week, but the last...

I used to ride/run 5 days per week, but the last few years I've changed it to two days of riding followed by a day off the bicycle (or 14-out-of-21 days, if you prefer a 'weekly' reference). ...
Forum: Foo
01-01-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 754
Posted By skidder

2021 will start out crappy, but will end with a...

2021 will start out crappy, but will end with a feeling of optimisim in the USA. The COVID-19 virus should peak in late-February, then slowly ramp down (but not totally go away). Business,...
12-31-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By skidder

I haven't stopped for anyone is quite a few...

I haven't stopped for anyone is quite a few years. Most folks seem to travel in 'packs' and stop if someone has an issue (most appear to be flat tires). Personally I had a chain flip off while...
12-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By skidder

Clarification needed: are you asking about...

Clarification needed: are you asking about someone's most common roadside fix, or about what roadside fix they have done lately?
12-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 877
Posted By skidder

Bicycle helmet and flat repair kit come to mind...

Bicycle helmet and flat repair kit come to mind as necessities. After that its whatever you want or need. Personally I like a rack of some kind (frame-mount or seatpost mount) with a bag to keep...
12-30-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By skidder

There were a few that were downhill skiers, too....

There were a few that were downhill skiers, too. Skiing like they do really beats you up but gets you in great shape. But I can't think of any that were XC skiers, which seems a little odd.

And...
12-28-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By skidder

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89o_2p8ppB4
Forum: Foo
12-27-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By skidder

I didn't feel like riding on Christmas morning,...

I didn't feel like riding on Christmas morning, so went to a local parking garage to run some stairs ("crosstraining"). Its 5 levels, all concrete, no cars in it, quiet as it could ever be. After I...
Forum: Foo
12-27-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 29,788
Posted By skidder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j2ltpG8Ocg&list=R...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j2ltpG8Ocg&list=RD89o_2p8ppB4&index=5
Forum: Foo
12-27-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 29,788
Posted By skidder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89o_2p8ppB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89o_2p8ppB4
12-24-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,357
Posted By skidder

Have the scientists figured out how long the...

Have the scientists figured out how long the vaccine is effective, and will we have to get re-vaccinated every year/5-years/decade like some other vaccines (example - yearly H1N1 flu shot)? That's...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By skidder

I bought a fake wreath in 2000 with LED...

I bought a fake wreath in 2000 with LED diode-style lights in it that I hang on the door each year. IT takes two AA batteries to run it and they'll keep the lights blinking from about December 1...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,232
Posted By skidder

So that's why K Mart went bankrupt? Your mom...

So that's why K Mart went bankrupt? Your mom "micromanaged" the place to financial ruin! ;)
12-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,453
Posted By skidder

I went to high school in the mid-1970s and riding...

I went to high school in the mid-1970s and riding a bicycle to school was nothing unusual, many kids did it, especially beach cruisers since we lived near the beach. I remember the bicke racks at...
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 29,788
Posted By skidder

I've done that many times over the years here in...

I've done that many times over the years here in Southern California. Surf forecast isn't looking too good for Christmas 2020, and the water is only in the high 50F range.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By skidder

Most of the big-brand name egg nogs are pretty...

Most of the big-brand name egg nogs are pretty 'flat' when it comes to taste. If you've got a local supermarket chain in your area see if they have their own brand of egg nog. I've got one in my...
12-20-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,568
Posted By skidder

Its amazing how much that air traffic control...

Its amazing how much that air traffic control tower in Phoenix looks like one at McCarren (Las Vegas). I think there are two at McCarren, a region-wide FAA tower, and a tower for the airport itself.
Forum: Foo
12-20-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By skidder

The pandemic has reminded me of my college days...

The pandemic has reminded me of my college days in microbiology/biology classes. The professors would mention how we were living in a great period of time since a lot of anitbiotics and vaccines...
Forum: Foo
12-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By skidder

Just a splash of rum for me. Sherry in egg...

Just a splash of rum for me.

Sherry in egg nog? That might work. There's already enough spice in most egg nogs, a little sherry with some fruity flavoring might be a good addition. gonna have to...
Forum: Foo
12-15-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By skidder

Its pretty much the same on a guitar, it takes...

Its pretty much the same on a guitar, it takes quite a while to develop confidence in playing and knowledge of the fretboard to site-read (or easily figure out how to play a piece). I still don't...
Forum: Foo
12-15-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,540
Posted By skidder

I'm not worried about it. When I go out for a...

I'm not worried about it. When I go out for a ride I don't stop to talk to others, so no issues there. I also go out to stores in the early AM, which I've always done to avoid the crowds. I'm on a...
Forum: Foo
12-14-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By skidder

Thanks for that. I found the three-book course...

Thanks for that. I found the three-book course on Amazon, also noticed they had an 'Alfreds' course that was one book. When I compared the table of contents on both it appears they are the same...
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 29,788
Posted By skidder

Cover of an oldie but a goodie: ...

Cover of an oldie but a goodie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j2ltpG8Ocg&list=RD_j2ltpG8Ocg&start_radio=1
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,842
Posted By skidder

Both of them have been in the night sky for the...

Both of them have been in the night sky for the past 4-5 months, along with Mars (currently) and earlier this year with Venus. Great views in those earlier months when they were overhead at night...
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By skidder

Piano Instruction books - any recommendations?

Anyone have any recommendations for a piano instructional book? I recently got a great deal on the Yamaha P-45 keyboard from a co-worker, now looking for a beginner's book to go through to get...
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 2,017,470
Posted By skidder

Deleted, problems uploading. :(

Deleted, problems uploading. :(
Forum: Foo
12-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 136,810
Posted By skidder

The Bangles doing The Merry-Go-Round's "Live": ...

The Bangles doing The Merry-Go-Round's "Live":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSDxALOi0Ko

Original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tbgnkxDt0I
Forum: Foo
12-10-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By skidder

I set up a group of five in my backyard. When...

I set up a group of five in my backyard. When the Santa Ana winds blow in from the north they start making a vibrating/humming noise that sounds like a blend of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Korn riffs.
12-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By skidder

You might want to read up on viruses. The...

You might want to read up on viruses. The individual virons won't survive on their own out in the open environment, they need to be in something like a water droplet of piece of tissue, a blob of...
12-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By skidder

William Shakespeare Got Vaccinated!

Even 'The Bard' gets a vaccination:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55233021
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By skidder

I used to fly a lot for work and would...

I used to fly a lot for work and would occasionally notice the name of a company painted on the top of their building in big enough font so passengers could read them. Soemtimes a company logo, too....
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,357
Posted By skidder

. . . . or crying like a baby. ;)

. . . . or crying like a baby. ;)
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