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06-25-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,659
Posted By rideon7

Wisdom has also been called "the place that time...

Wisdom has also been called "the place that time forgot." Beautiful, pristine, remote country! I was there once in early January (long story what I was doing there then), and it was below zero at...
06-25-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,659
Posted By rideon7

Guess I'm going to have to grin and bear it!...

Guess I'm going to have to grin and bear it! :roflmao2:

Yours was also a good reminder about taking bug dope.
06-24-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,659
Posted By rideon7

Well done, Don! Ride on!

Well done, Don! Ride on!
06-22-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,659
Posted By rideon7

Hey, BD--As you recall, I was on the Cycle...

Hey, BD--As you recall, I was on the Cycle Montana ride with you last year and enjoyed your ebullient companionship and witty repartee. You also know that this year I'm doing Cycle the Divide in...
05-10-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rideon7

Thanks very much for the info. I will drop into...

Thanks very much for the info. I will drop into one or both of those stores. Kalispell usaed to be a stomping grounds of mine, but that was a *long* time ago. No doubt it's changed *a lot.*
05-10-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rideon7

Don-- Rain in Ennis? Those few sprinkles?! That...

Don--
Rain in Ennis? Those few sprinkles?! That wasn't rain. I grew up in western Oregon and I know for rain! And the storm in Butte? You mean the one that tore the awning off the massage ladies'...
05-08-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rideon7

Looks like I'm going to have to be ready for a...

Looks like I'm going to have to be ready for a bit of everything. I will be in the high country, so high-country conditions are what my preparations will center on. I did the Cycle Montana with...
05-07-12, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rideon7

Thanks to all for the thoughts on the raingear....

Thanks to all for the thoughts on the raingear. No decisions yet. Perhaps I'll drop into an LBS in Kalispell (town near the start point) and ask what they think as well. Stapfam--am not sure Karrimor...
05-06-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By rideon7

Montana in July. Thunderstorms. Raingear?

I'll be heading to Montana in mid-July to do a multi-day, mountain bike ride in the Rockies. It's supported, so I don't have to worry about and hauling my gear and cooking, just ride every day and...
04-22-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By rideon7

Stapfam--I'm going to venture a guess and say...

Stapfam--I'm going to venture a guess and say that's a WWI memorial in the center of the town/hamlet. And what is a high street, or is it High Street?
04-15-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,220
Posted By rideon7

I have a narrow foot with a high-arch. After my...

I have a narrow foot with a high-arch. After my Pearl Izumi shoes wore out last year, I went looking for a new pair. PI changed its last, so they no longer fit me. Bought a pair of Sidi Dominators,...
04-15-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,711
Posted By rideon7

As a teacher, I'm a strong proponent of good...

As a teacher, I'm a strong proponent of good grammar and spelling.

I mean, it's kind of the difference between knowing your s#!t, and knowing you're s#!t.
04-10-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,826
Posted By rideon7

Here's how I use duct tape to improve my ride.

Here's how I use duct tape to improve my ride.
04-09-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,826
Posted By rideon7

+1 on the pocket knife. I carry a Benchmade Mini...

+1 on the pocket knife. I carry a Benchmade Mini griptilian in my saddle bag or a Spyderco Endura in my jacket chest pocket. Always have a small set of fold-out hex wrenches, which are one of the...
04-07-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By rideon7

I had a full beard for a couple of years in my...

I had a full beard for a couple of years in my thirties which never really did much for me or anyone else. Shaved it but kept the moustache, which I then let flourish, and it is now something that...
04-07-12, 02:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,868
Posted By rideon7

Thanks for the words, NOS88. I am currently on a...

Thanks for the words, NOS88. I am currently on a trip to the East Coast, obligated to visit Philly, Boston, and New York City, and the only peace and quiet I can find I had to bring with me. *Amazes*...
04-06-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,868
Posted By rideon7

An interesting question. In addition to being a...

An interesting question. In addition to being a good minimalist backpacker, and a good enough veggie gardener to have my own produce through the summer, it occurred to me that I am great at...
02-05-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,138
Posted By rideon7

Okay, regarding the "Stanley Cup," who is...

Okay, regarding the "Stanley Cup," who is Stanley, and why does he need a cup?

Did my ride today. Pics below. Fruit country in the winter time.

Will not be watching the bowl tonight. Other...
02-05-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,138
Posted By rideon7

I love SuperBowl Sunday! It's one of the best...

I love SuperBowl Sunday! It's one of the best days of the year to ride, along with 364 other days, weather permitting. And the weather is permitting where I live. It will be sunny with a high in the...
12-31-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,291
Posted By rideon7

I do not have a cell phone. The last time I got a...

I do not have a cell phone. The last time I got a flat tire on my early morning bike commute, three years ago or so, I was actually able to find a pay phone to call work to let them know I was going...
11-02-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,250
Posted By rideon7

Have commuted to work in the single digits (8 or...

Have commuted to work in the single digits (8 or 9 Fahrenheit) but it's sort of a hassle to get enough gear on to ride in those temps, and I don't want to invest in cold weather riding shoes or...
10-08-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By rideon7

Tell us about the 29er!

Tell us about the 29er!
10-01-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,746
Posted By rideon7

Shall we look at two or three more? What could be...

Shall we look at two or three more? What could be wrong with these pictures?
Forum: Foo
09-28-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,964
Posted By rideon7

Okay, so 1% is an exaggeration. My classes have...

Okay, so 1% is an exaggeration. My classes have about 30 students in each, and one or two students in each class don't have a cell phone. Of course, for some, having to acknowledge that in front of...
Forum: Foo
09-27-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,964
Posted By rideon7

I don't own a cell phone, but as I high school...

I don't own a cell phone, but as I high school teacher I do battle with them in class every day. Some kids are flat-out addicted and can't go 10 minutes without checking to see if they have a text or...
09-10-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By rideon7

My last long ride of the season cancelled because of fire

I'd signed up to do the Goldendale Century, which was set to happen today. It would have been my last long ride of the season, as I'm back in the classroom and my riding days are shorter than they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,100
Posted By rideon7

The local Yakima County DOT has had some quality...

The local Yakima County DOT has had some quality control issues with their chipseal. The size of the gravel is supposed to be a maximum of 3/8 inch. In a resurfacing job they did two years ago on a...
08-23-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,010
Posted By rideon7

The first time I felt old-er was a few years ago...

The first time I felt old-er was a few years ago when I bought a cup of coffee at a fast food place and the gal at the register gave me the senior discount, without asking if I was a "senior." I...
08-23-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By rideon7

Not everyone looks good in every jersey. You'd...

Not everyone looks good in every jersey. You'd really have to be a crack cyclist to look good in that one!
07-17-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By rideon7

I just went out, did a 50-mile ride in mixed...

I just went out, did a 50-mile ride in mixed clouds and sun, came home and mowed my lawn, then pulled weeds in my veggie garden. No storms, no cross-winds, no clearing branches or cleaning wet bikes....
07-16-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,044
Posted By rideon7

I use the Sprintech handlebar mirror, as the...

I use the Sprintech handlebar mirror, as the take-a-look won't fit on my sunglasses. Started using the Sprintech about three weeks ago, after returning from a multi-day tour and realizing how much I...
Forum: Foo
07-16-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By rideon7

I can do all kinds of things on my tablet (see...

I can do all kinds of things on my tablet (see below). Two-way communication, sketching, brainstorming. Sometimes I just drag my fingernails across it when I need to get someone's attention.
Forum: Foo
07-16-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 614
Posted By rideon7

Enjoyed reading The Curious Incident of the Dog...

Enjoyed reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It is written from the point of view of a 15-year-old autistic boy. Very sad in places, accurately depicting the...
07-07-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By rideon7

I'll get some pictures together over the next day...

I'll get some pictures together over the next day or two and send them to you by private mail.
07-05-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By rideon7

I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn,...

I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn, what, twice? If you or anyone else wants it, make me an offer!
07-02-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By rideon7

Rotfl . . .

Rotfl . . .
07-02-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

Bummer! I purchased all access to the Tour on...

Bummer! I purchased all access to the Tour on versus.com and the log in doesn't work! When I try to log in, the site just goes back to the 'fill in the following information for full access." I...
07-01-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,462
Posted By rideon7

Very cool videos, BD. Haven't watched #2 yet, but...

Very cool videos, BD. Haven't watched #2 yet, but that's only because I rented "Battle: Los Angeles" last night and got distracted with watching the U.S. Marines save the world from an alien...
07-01-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

After doing as much research as I could as...

After doing as much research as I could as quickly as I could--learning about VGA, HDMI, HD, DVI, LED and LCD, and a bunch of other specs--I ordered an Acer 22" high definition, widescreen monitor...
07-01-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

Get all access via the internet on versus.com for...

Get all access via the internet on versus.com for $29.95.
07-01-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

I have a standing rule not to get on airplanes...

I have a standing rule not to get on airplanes (it's actually the airports that are so unpleasant), but a Europe trip for 50+ers next year is very, very tempting. What could be cooler than watching...
06-28-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

Went to Best Buy today and looked at an 20" HP...

Went to Best Buy today and looked at an 20" HP flatscreen LCD screen on sale for a good price. Then I found an HP 23" flatscreen LCD screen online, also on sale. Both are HD. However, the 23" has two...
06-28-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rideon7

I will keep my eyes open, but have not seen an...

I will keep my eyes open, but have not seen an extra pair around. Where did you lose them?
06-28-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rideon7

The knickers sound like a good idea, although the...

The knickers sound like a good idea, although the full leg warmers really seem to do the trick--and help prevent the achilles tendinitis that I sometimes get. The joys of being an old runner. I do...
06-27-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rideon7

Eighty miles with 5000 feet of climbing is indeed...

Eighty miles with 5000 feet of climbing is indeed a tough ride. Like you, I would also take the next day off or ride an easy ride, but that doesn't really build stamina. On the other hand,...
06-27-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rideon7

Temperature affects my knees a lot. As I said, I...

Temperature affects my knees a lot. As I said, I forgot to wear my knee warmers that first day and that was not good. Next year, I am thinking of doing an extended mountain biking tour, with rides,...
06-27-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

Tivo, DVR, HD--it's a world of technology out...

Tivo, DVR, HD--it's a world of technology out there that I can't take on at this point. Reading the responses, though, reminds me that I could attach a larger screen (24"?) to my laptop and watch the...
06-27-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

The wine and the whole scene sounds great....

The wine and the whole scene sounds great. Really, really great. Not an option for me, but that's okay. And what about Phil, then? Is he not doing commentary on the Tour any longer?
06-27-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,395
Posted By rideon7

Best way to watch the TdF?

I've not watched the Tour de France the last couple of years, except for the limited free clips that I was able to catch on streaming video on the net, but this year I've decided that I really want...
06-27-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By rideon7

Honey, I found my legs!

If you looked at Billydonn's blog of Cycle Montana, then you know that he and I both happened to do that ride. It was about 350 miles total, with two climbs up and over the Continental Divide. It was...
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