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Forum: Foo
03-23-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

Back to family survival time around here. Weather...

Back to family survival time around here. Weather channel predicted thunder showers and it's snowing.
4 pm, 35 degrees and almost an inch. Not a good day for a bike ride.
03-10-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By bkentr

Screwed Huh ???:roflmao2: If only that was...

Screwed Huh ???:roflmao2:

If only that was all there was to it.:twitchy:

The "Viking" is not even the full tip of the iceberg.:eek:

It's almost as close as I'll ever get to a "normal"? ...
03-10-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

The "Cutthroat" was OK. In one way standard...

The "Cutthroat" was OK. In one way standard Cussler, but with a new and different setting.

A friend picked up around 25 Cussler paperbacks from a Goodwill store, lent me 20.

on to "Cyclops", by...
Forum: Foo
03-10-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

Finally started reaching over 50 some days. Time...

Finally started reaching over 50 some days. Time to start outside projects again.

Yard cleanup, prep boats for fishing, 3-wheeled utility bike trailer, several sets of bike wheels to rebuild,
and...
03-10-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By bkentr

Hi, A big advantage of old steel frames is in...

Hi,
A big advantage of old steel frames is in the steel.
No real problem with cutting, splicing, and welding.
It's mild steel, not hardened, and does not loose it's temper.

Using a 35 year old...
03-01-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,632
Posted By bkentr

Have had for 3 years now. Still have blender....

Have had for 3 years now. Still have blender. Threw away the juicer.

It is easy to add a big smoothie to normal daily diet, that can add calories fast.

The best feature about a Nutribullet is...
03-01-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By bkentr

Added disk brake to the rear. The hub, caliper,...

Added disk brake to the rear.
The hub, caliper, and disk were free to me, and recycled.
It has turned out to be a solid and smooth rider. The 700c x34 tires have slightly less rolling resistance...
03-01-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

done with digital fortress, and done with Dan...

done with digital fortress, and done with Dan Brown. There were some plot twists and such, and an ending.

off to a good start, then after a while slides into the same old middle school potty...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By bkentr

Welcome from western Oregon. Did you ever...

Welcome from western Oregon.

Did you ever ride the BigDipper? Is it still there?

First time I saw it was around 1963. i remember it looked old. I was 12.

I still think of it as my favorite...
02-27-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

finished "Fourth Millennium". As expected, no...

finished "Fourth Millennium". As expected, no real surprises.

Made some attempt to follow the script, (the book of Revelation) but just like most movie versions of a good
book, the authors...
Forum: BMX
02-27-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,086
Posted By bkentr

Thanks for your kind comment. Part of the...

Thanks for your kind comment.

Part of the problem with riding a bike to school is the chance it will get stolen.
Having a bike that is cleaned up or in anyway nice makes it a bigger target.
...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkentr

Yes, the sneaky ones that only start barking at...

Yes, the sneaky ones that only start barking at about 5' away and running full speed. Like the one that startled me.

Thanks, Shinagnolo, of course, having a Bigger dog on hand might help a lot.
...
Forum: Introductions
02-26-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By bkentr

Hi Joe, Welcome. Building wheels is not that...

Hi Joe, Welcome.

Building wheels is not that hard.
If your building one for your self, there should be no time pressure, any mistakes can be done again, even if
it means taking the wheel back...
Forum: Foo
02-26-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By bkentr

I attended the concert in Oakland CA when Sonny &...

I attended the concert in Oakland CA when Sonny & Sher made their first stage appearance.
02-26-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,370
Posted By bkentr

Have the movie "Master and Commander-far side of...

Have the movie "Master and Commander-far side of the World" -- Great visual effects of old sailing ships.
Good story line. The Aubrey/Maturin series does sound interesting.

Looking into buying a...
02-26-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

Finished "Deep Sound Channel" as listed above. ...

Finished "Deep Sound Channel" as listed above.

It was full of action, and was hard to put down.
I continue to be thankful it was just fiction.
However, the fictitious "limited" nuclear bombs and...
Forum: Foo
02-26-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By bkentr

Today marks the one year anniversary of having my...

Today marks the one year anniversary of having my garage/shop nearly burn to the ground.
Forum: Foo
02-26-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

3 AM is early to report to work.12 hours is a...

3 AM is early to report to work.12 hours is a long shift. Here's hoping that it's bearable for you.

Still reading. Warmed up to 45. Have made several tries at some outside work.
One "around the...
02-25-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,370
Posted By bkentr

Thanks for your replies. The Patric O'Brian ...

Thanks for your replies.
The Patric O'Brian Aubrey/Martin series sounds just like the kind of series I want to find.

Still in print?

Wooden Ships-Iron Men make for some great stories.
02-25-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,316
Posted By bkentr

Junk is still junk even it looks and rides like a...

Junk is still junk even it looks and rides like a bicycle.
However the quickbuilt, as you called them, work great for the intended purpose, slow and just for fun.
Good riding, comfortable, and...
02-25-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,314
Posted By bkentr

Anyone from the Eugene area might remember Mike's...

Anyone from the Eugene area might remember Mike's Bikes.
Had an old gas station that served as his bike repair shop.
Sold lots of used bikes, and fixed more.
Had a big pile of discards out back...
Forum: Foo
02-25-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By bkentr

I earned my first nickle at age five, rolling up...

I earned my first nickle at age five, rolling up the landing wheels on a semi-trailer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,352
Posted By bkentr

I did try building a trike at home that looked...

I did try building a trike at home that looked very much like that one.

While it was ridable, it was also VERY unstable. By sitting so high, and the wheels only 20",
It could tip over while not...
Forum: Recumbent
02-24-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkentr

I have also been chased many times, but not...

I have also been chased many times, but not bitten.
It was just the right in your face nose to nose thing that shocked me enough to go back to presenting
my legs as lunch instead of my nose.

It...
02-24-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,370
Posted By bkentr

What Books have you read that you would reread or recommend?

Have any favorites? Any you would recommend to be read ? Fiction, Non-fiction, Documentary, Coffee table
picture books ?

To start off I'd like to list a few names, without publishing info.
If...
02-24-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

Finished White House Connection. Lived up to the...

Finished White House Connection. Lived up to the praises in the front.

Have a few more from Jack Higgins for later. picked up a bag of paperbacks for one dollar from the last
library book sale....
Forum: Foo
02-24-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

Yes , the new cars can be a pain. Turns it's own...

Yes , the new cars can be a pain. Turns it's own lights on, locks it's own doors, relocks the doors even after unlocking, unlock the doors and the lights come on, turn off the engine, and the lights...
Forum: Recumbent
02-24-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkentr

The water bottle still sounds simple. the horn...

The water bottle still sounds simple.
the horn could be set up with a button on the handlebars so as to not crash. That sounds good too.
02-24-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,316
Posted By bkentr

I have made some bikes, trailers and such for...

I have made some bikes, trailers and such for others, but not often.
Also have sold or bartered a few, but not often. Some have been given away, if there is a real need.

When making things for...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkentr

Some good and varied ideas. i have heard...

Some good and varied ideas.

i have heard about the pepper spray, mace, and "bear repellent" before, and considered those.

The waterbottle would be very handy, and could not be considered a...
02-23-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,715
Posted By bkentr

The Yellow Jersey --- Been a while. The one...

The Yellow Jersey --- Been a while. The one scene where the yellow jersey in leading the peleton to the top

of a long, narrow, climb, then flats about 50 yards from the top, up goes his wheel for...
02-22-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

Finished the Guardian, as described above. ...

Finished the Guardian, as described above.

Same old thing. The villain got caught, the bad guys died, The Guy, who is a US Marshall, and the "Guardian",
gets the girl, and life goes on.

The...
Forum: Foo
02-22-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

Another snowy morning today, Around two inches....

Another snowy morning today, Around two inches. Gone by 4 PM. Tonight will be the cold night. 16 degrees predicted.

Not really that common where I'm at. This is western Oregon, about 50 miles from...
02-22-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 843
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 124,859
Posted By bkentr

No need to worry Wildwood, No chance of any...

No need to worry Wildwood,

No chance of any mistaken TeeTotal'n image passed your way.

Most likely it's me that's become such a turncoat. Should have noticed I was entering a pub.

Wasn't...
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkentr

Best Dog Defense ?

A few years ago, about 15, I was really having some fun riding and building recumbents.

My fav was a LWB with underseat steering. I just loved having my "Park Bench" with me when visiting a park....
02-22-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,153
Posted By bkentr

Oh no. there are not nearly enough confusing and...

Oh no. there are not nearly enough confusing and sometimes conflicting nomenclature terms in the world.

If there were a few more then anyone who thinks they know and understand them all would...
Forum: Foo
02-22-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

5 am here, Perked coffee with instant coffee...

5 am here, Perked coffee with instant coffee added.

Another dusting of snow. Thicker this time.

Has just warmed up to freezing.

Keeping warm inside.
Forum: Foo
02-22-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,513
Posted By bkentr

Celeste at the Windy Coast.

Celeste at the Windy Coast.
Forum: Foo
02-21-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 22,257
Posted By bkentr

My holy boat sank

My holy boat sank
02-21-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,674
Posted By bkentr

Another thought about Bents, A good friend of...

Another thought about Bents,
A good friend of mine who got severely injured when a motorist turned in front of them while riding
their motorcycle. Very long recovery.
He recently bought a new...
02-21-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,674
Posted By bkentr

Sorry for your pain. As has been suggested,...

Sorry for your pain.

As has been suggested, a recumbent might work. Getting started on a bent is not that hard. It's possible to
balance with the first 1/4 turn of the cranks. One foot down, one...
02-21-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By bkentr

Did watch video, glad to see you were able to...

Did watch video, glad to see you were able to land on your feet. Looks COLD.

However, I also have some of the catlike reflexes.

I Agree with Wildwood about finding the sunny spot, Jump up, even...
Forum: Introductions
02-21-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By bkentr

Hi Dave, If anyone suggests that big rigs and...

Hi Dave,
If anyone suggests that big rigs and bicycling don't mix, don't believe them. IMOP a big rig driver, who also rides a bike, is more careful when passing other cyclists than any driver that...
Forum: Foo
02-21-18, 01:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,954
Posted By bkentr

Indyfabz stove is in such good shape. Cool stove....

Indyfabz stove is in such good shape. Cool stove.

I have the Dutch Oven to use on it.

Don't know the brand name. It was given as a wedding present in 1977.

No signs of wear yet. Just wash...
02-21-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 157,998
Posted By bkentr

Halfway through "The Guardian"by Dee Henderson. ...

Halfway through "The Guardian"by Dee Henderson.

Book 2 of "The O'Mally Series.

Have already read book1, The Negotiator, - book 3, The Truth Seeker, -Book 4, The Protector,
book 5, The...
Forum: Foo
02-21-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By bkentr

I was living in San Carlos , south of SF when...

I was living in San Carlos , south of SF when BART was built.
Forum: Foo
02-20-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 3,248,447
Posted By bkentr

Here is "Summer", an old Stumpjumper. Neglected...

Here is "Summer", an old Stumpjumper. Neglected paint is an attempt at an "anti theft" device.

This morning is was snowing lightly. I'm thinking i put "Winter" away too soon.
Forum: Foo
02-20-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By bkentr

In addition to welding, fabricating, fixing cars...

In addition to welding, fabricating, fixing cars and trucks, building banjos and bicycles,
I love to sew, fix sewing machines, and have made some quilts.
Forum: Foo
02-20-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,815
Posted By bkentr

We also had two weeks of warm, things started to...

We also had two weeks of warm, things started to bud, now a cold snap.
Not good for the plants, and my wife has lots of things planted around.

Finally warmed up to 43.

Rode around the block on...
Forum: BMX
02-20-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,086
Posted By bkentr

Here is one of the first bikes I set up like...

Here is one of the first bikes I set up like this, back in 1985.

It's had 3 paint jobs by now, but still has the same stainless spokes I installed in 1985.

Kept this one because it rode...
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