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Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By stardognine

Yep, 101, aka El Camino Real. 👍 I had no problems...

Yep, 101, aka El Camino Real. 👍 I had no problems at all, until I was actually in Santa Barbara. A feisty cop pulled me over & said get the heck off ďhisĒ freeway. 🙄 I told him to quit yelling at me,...
04-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By stardognine

Cheese for the win!!! 😁 No pics of my ride,...

Cheese for the win!!! 😁 No pics of my ride, because itís raining here in Goleta, but I rode down to Goleta Beach, then to the far end of the University of California at Santa Barbara. It would have...
04-05-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 181,673
Posted By stardognine

LOL, I mistook that to be a Peugeot headbadge, by...

LOL, I mistook that to be a Peugeot headbadge, by not looking properly. ☺️ Too bad he didnít get a chance to try out some Air Jordans. 😁
04-05-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By stardognine

Iím not sure where Cambria is, but it looks about...

Iím not sure where Cambria is, but it looks about the same, till Tuesday, here in Goleta, just West of Santa Barbara. Just thought I should post here, in case I feel a need to whine about it later. 😁😉
04-04-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 181,673
Posted By stardognine

Same here. 😭 R.I.P. my love. Youíd think...

Same here. 😭 R.I.P. my love.

Youíd think Alfred Hitchcock would have an aversion to any kind of excercise, looking at him. 🤔😉
04-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 176,673
Posted By stardognine

Pardon my ignorance, but is that Space Ghost...

Pardon my ignorance, but is that Space Ghost (from the 1960s cartoon) in your avatar? I hardly even remember it, lol, so it could just as easily be something much newer. 🤔
04-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 176,673
Posted By stardognine

I just finished reading the first book in the...

I just finished reading the first book in the Dark Tower series yesterday. As you can see, this is the ďrevised & expandedĒ version, which is supposed to be a little better for the reader. 🤔

The...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By stardognine

A couple informative thingies, about dolphins &...

A couple informative thingies, about dolphins & certain ethnic whales. 😎 I had no idea pods of dolphins were so big. Imagine seeing thousands of them at the same time. 🤔👍...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By stardognine

That ride from Ventura to Santa Barbara is pretty...

That ride from Ventura to Santa Barbara is pretty sweet. 👍 I had intended to get back North of Ventura just a bit, then camp somewhere last night, but that road just suckered me into riding, late...
04-04-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By stardognine

Definitely get the tyres, then noone can accuse...

Definitely get the tyres, then noone can accuse you of prejudice against the letter ďyĒ. 🤔😁😉 Any colour you like, as Pink Floyd tried to teach us. 😎
04-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,712
Posted By stardognine

Ha, you should know. Route 66 was a real hot spot...

Ha, you should know. Route 66 was a real hot spot for UFOs, and probably still is. 😁 I thought I saw a UFO last night, but it turned out to be just Carpinteria, & Santa Barbara further away. 😎 I...
04-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 61,661
Posted By stardognine

Sitting on the public beach in Ventura, CA, you...

Sitting on the public beach in Ventura, CA, you can see a heck of a lot of marmots, aka ground squirrels. Iíll include a pic of the pier, cause you can ďseeĒ that too. 😁😉...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By stardognine

Hey, Iím in Oxnard now, just rode back down from...

Hey, Iím in Oxnard now, just rode back down from Ventura. I thought about going further North, before all the coronavirus mess, but changed my mind for now. 🙄😉

I had some major headaches lately,...
03-31-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,756,017
Posted By stardognine

I think I need a rock ring really bad, I keep...

I think I need a rock ring really bad, I keep shredding my pants legs, lol. 🙄😉
03-30-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 61,661
Posted By stardognine

Yep, gotta love it. ✌️😍✌️ My favorite so far,...

Yep, gotta love it. ✌️😍✌️ My favorite so far, was The Coughing Canary, back in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great name, & great deals. 😎
There are several down in San Diego, right close together, near Sea...
03-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Go fly a kite! 😎 Port Hueneme, California, which...

Go fly a kite! 😎 Port Hueneme, California, which is connected to Oxnard, which is ďkindaĒ connected to Ventura. 🤔 I still havenít heard from Ace Ventura, but I did see & hear a seal this morning. 🙂👍...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By stardognine

I like my Ď95 Cannondale Killer V for touring....

I like my Ď95 Cannondale Killer V for touring. The only thing itís missing is braze-ons for low-riders on the forks. And it has a thread less steer tube & headset, for what thatís worth. 😉

Just...
03-25-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Exactly. Warehouses cost money to build, just...

Exactly. Warehouses cost money to build, just like the extra manpower to move it around. We canít have that, can we? 🙄

Well, I got as far as West LA yesterday, and decided to turn around, since I...
03-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

I passed the Santa Monica pier this morning,...

I passed the Santa Monica pier this morning, around 6:00 AM, and felt that a pic was mandatory, for this thread. 😁😉

Iím now in Beverly Hills, of all places, and going towards Hollywood. Itís such...
03-23-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Just so youse all know, the public toilets in...

Just so youse all know, the public toilets in Redondo Beach had TP when I stopped around 11:00 AM. 😁 Iím in El Segundo now, almost to Venice Beach, and of course thatís right next to Santa Monica. 😎...
03-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Right on, yours looks like itís probably better...

Right on, yours looks like itís probably better than my ďpre-fabĒ. 👍

Man, theyíre taking this lock down thing seriously, here in L.A. People actually complained to the governor, about the...
03-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

They must have all caught colds at the same time....

They must have all caught colds at the same time. Right? 🤔🙄😉
03-22-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Somewhere in the vicinity of Seal Beach, I...

Somewhere in the vicinity of Seal Beach, I meandered off course. There were no Girl Scouts to be easily found, but I did score some peanut butter cookies, and a really big sammich. 😎 I should be...
03-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Thatís not being enforced, I donít think. 😉 This...

Thatís not being enforced, I donít think. 😉 This is from Huntington Beach, and in the distance is Santa Catalina Island. Didnít that used to be unsainted, just plain old Catalina Island? 🤔

From...
03-21-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

So are you saying there ARE cookie booths? Thank...

So are you saying there ARE cookie booths? Thank goodness. I need some Samoans, really bad. 😁

I found a grocery store in San Juan Capistrano, but had to backtrack about 1/4 mile, to eat lunch on...
03-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Yes Maíam, as soon as possible. 😍🤪😍 Those darn...

Yes Maíam, as soon as possible. 😍🤪😍 Those darn girls always see me coming, and cash in while the cashing is good. 😁😉
03-20-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By stardognine

Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older...

Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older ones in an antique store recently, for $200! If I werenít touring, Iíd like to have scarfed it. The one I saw had early Shimano LX derailleurs with...
03-20-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

And while Iím goofing off, hereís a pic of a...

And while Iím goofing off, hereís a pic of a crazy flower bush I slept by last night. 🙂 Iím still not sure what woke me up, but when I did, a hummingbird and several bees were here, pollinatiní &...
03-20-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

I donít really know Sherylís music, but like that...

I donít really know Sherylís music, but like that song. 👍 If I continue North now, on my bike tour, Iíll go through Santa Monica, and thought of that song a few times recently. 😎

Iím in San...
03-20-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Thatís his lisp, and itís not socially correct,...

Thatís his lisp, and itís not socially correct, to make fun of him about it. 😁😉
03-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,712
Posted By stardognine

Ha, green anodized cable housing ferrules sounds...

Ha, green anodized cable housing ferrules sounds like good therapy to me. 😁✌️ Good luck on setting up your own setup. 👍

I just remembered, the nipples on my front wheel have red anodizing, but...
03-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

And donít forget, folks, thereís always the...

And donít forget, folks, thereís always the Spotted Owl to consider. 😁😉 Anyone remember that song? It might have been a local issue to Seattle, at the time.
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

I meant to say, if you look closely, these guys...

I meant to say, if you look closely, these guys have a big orange band with yellow borders, under their wings. Sitting on the ground, you can barely see a little, but when they flap their wings, you...
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

No idea what ďusualĒ traffic is like here. You...

No idea what ďusualĒ traffic is like here. You have to remember, Iím just a dumb hick from Pennsylvania. 😁😉

I took off again after all, because I found a great deal on yesterdayís spare ribs &...
03-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By stardognine

Agree strongly. ^^^ This whole thing seems a lot...

Agree strongly. ^^^ This whole thing seems a lot like one of Mr. Trumpís weird diversions, to keep people from seeing something else. 🤔
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

I still havenít seen any State Park campgrounds,...

I still havenít seen any State Park campgrounds, but the beaches were definitely open yesterday. Iím in Oceanside now, and was not allowed to ride through Camp Pendletonís main gate this morning. 🙁 A...
03-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,180
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for the info, from the future. 😉 I just...

Thanks for the info, from the future. 😉 I just figured out this morning, that I may NOT ride through the base (going North), sir. I was googling a bypass & found this thread, so thought Iíd post. ✌️...
03-18-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,712
Posted By stardognine

Yep, green anodizing is pretty cool. 👍 Not sure...

Yep, green anodizing is pretty cool. 👍 Not sure how well you can see that one, but both water bottle cages are green anodized, and came with this bike when I bought it. 🙂

Iím halfway thinking I...
03-18-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By stardognine

My thinking is, this is Godís way of telling...

My thinking is, this is Godís way of telling corporate America to wake up, and make businesses have adequate public bathrooms. And plenty of them. Itís pointless to tell people to wash their hands...
03-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,712
Posted By stardognine

I missed this thread AND St. Patrickís Day...

I missed this thread AND St. Patrickís Day yesterday. 😲 Iím still touring, but on the El Camino Real now, in not-so-sunny Southern California. This is a recycled pic, but only a few days old. 😉...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By stardognine

Iím surprised no one else replied to this thread....

Iím surprised no one else replied to this thread. 🤔 I watched a lot of this video, a couple days ago, and really enjoyed it. 👍

I like the traditional Asian music, and enjoyed watching everyone...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

Ha, good one. 😁 Itís actually working out pretty...

Ha, good one. 😁 Itís actually working out pretty good for me. Way less traffic to contend with, when most folks are staying home. 👍

I got the heck out of the San Diego area, after all, but did...
03-16-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Thatís one of my best memories of childhood, my...

Thatís one of my best memories of childhood, my momís homemade bread. With real butter, of course. And maybe her homemade apple butter. 😘

Itís funny though, she was a great baker, but not so much...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

And here we are, at the Specific Ocean! Or at...

And here we are, at the Specific Ocean! Or at least the harbor, right by the City & County Administration Building. 😎

I pushed on through, once I got kinda close, because my iPhone 7 is dying &...
03-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By stardognine

Thank goodness, we evolved past that particular...

Thank goodness, we evolved past that particular bit of history. 🙄😉
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,817
Posted By stardognine

I need to look into this much better. I carry a...

I need to look into this much better. I carry a couple decent batteries already, but charging gets to be an issue, at times. Those solar panels look pretty light to carry. Are they? 🤔
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

Ha!!! I bought a big ole chocolate brownie there,...

Ha!!! I bought a big ole chocolate brownie there, and found out it was hard as a rock. 🙄😁 But it was still pretty good, with pop, if you let it soften in your mouth before chewing. 😉
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

And I forgot to say, thereís no guardrail, in a...

And I forgot to say, thereís no guardrail, in a lot of places. If you crashed going fast, that would be bad, but going off the side of a mountain is probably worser. 😲😁

A few more pics,...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By stardognine

Sounds like a plan, and Iíve been riding Old 80...

Sounds like a plan, and Iíve been riding Old 80 for quite awhile now, after all. But maybe tomorrow, itís Sunday, and Iím pretty scuzzy, lol. 🙄 I found a laundromat, but itís pretty busy today, so I...
03-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By stardognine

You can also cheat, & use hemostats. 😎

You can also cheat, & use hemostats. 😎
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