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06-15-19, 07:59 PM
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Posted By stardognine

Very cool, you just don't see many of the early...

Very cool, you just don't see many of the early frames, in Red. 👍 Plus it's nice & tall. 😁👍 Lovin' my '85, probably an ST400. 😎
06-14-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By stardognine

Keep your eyes peeled, my friend, that's real...

Keep your eyes peeled, my friend, that's real close to where I saw a bear cub crossing the road, a year or so ago. 😲😁
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

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Yer darn tootin' it's beautiful country. It just so...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By stardognine

Sounds like you guys need bare precautions more...

Sounds like you guys need bare precautions more than bear precautions. 🙄 Can't you just call housekeeping? 😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By stardognine

Also critter-related, when I was riding into...

Also critter-related, when I was riding into Seligman a few days back, a huge raven saw me walking the bike up a big hill.

When I hit the top, and started down the other side, he started following...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By stardognine

Yep, I saw a cub crossing the road, and looking...

Yep, I saw a cub crossing the road, and looking right at me, back in Colorado. Funny how the hair on their heads can look like a fancy spiked hairdo. 😁
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

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OK, so maybe I really am here. 😁 Weed's a bit...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

Are you insinuating something? (Also from Monty...

Are you insinuating something? (Also from Monty Python). 😁😉
06-12-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By stardognine

I'm not the expert, lol, but it definitely has a...

I'm not the expert, lol, but it definitely has a certain look. Gotta love those cutouts, on the head tube lugs. 👍 Good luck, hope it's "legit". 😎
06-12-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By stardognine

Those are good, especially with teriyaki sauce...

Those are good, especially with teriyaki sauce cooked in, on top. 😍 That looks like what you have there, but your stripes are mighty clean, lol. 😁
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

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True that. Here's one of the hotels in Laughlin,...
06-12-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,578
Posted By stardognine

You can't say that here. Can you? 🤔😉

You can't say that here. Can you? 🤔😉
06-12-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By stardognine

That's totally inappropriate, lol. You need some...

That's totally inappropriate, lol. You need some Queen/Bicycle Race or maybe Fat Bottom Girls. 😎 Or in a pinch, Cream/Disraeli Gears, though that one doesn't specifically mention the ride. 😁
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

BTW, they must have been expecting me, here in...

BTW, they must have been expecting me, here in hell, lol. 😉 It's supposed to hit 113* F today, but it's "only" 109* F now. They're predicting 112* F tomorrow, then cooling off to the 105-ish range...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By stardognine

Can't you guys see, he's looking for help? 🙄😉 ...

Can't you guys see, he's looking for help? 🙄😉 It's all related, especially when kids are involved. 👍 You clearly just need help, in out-smarting those kids. 😁😉 Nothing's popping into my mind, but...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

These were the so-called thorn resistant ones. 👍...

These were the so-called thorn resistant ones. 👍 Normally very decent, hence me only carrying one spare.
That second flat this morning was weird. I picked up a sewing needle, which "normally"...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

It took me a few seconds to catch that, but I...

It took me a few seconds to catch that, but I think you must be right. 😁
Indy, if you carry 3, I probably need 6. 🤔😉
I'm kinda slow at a lot of things, it seems. I just realized awhile ago,...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By stardognine

A tale of two tubes.

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06-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By stardognine

I've seen those a couple times, and was...

I've seen those a couple times, and was fascinated with them. Never did acquire one, lol. 🙄 Next best thing, but way heavier, is my trusty Swing-A-Way can opener. It just always works right, the...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By stardognine

Most peculiar. 🤔 The crazy thing is, it might...

Most peculiar. 🤔 The crazy thing is, it might work. I've had several vehicles stop, sometimes right in front of me, and the drivers offer me rides, or water, or what do I need. It's really...
06-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By stardognine

Just sell all your heavy old bikes, and get a...

Just sell all your heavy old bikes, and get a crabon fibber machine. I hear they're great. 😁😉 That's only partly joking around, it might very well help you a lot. Or at least some vintage...
06-11-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By stardognine

Nice grab. 👍 Yesterday, I passed on a Univega...

Nice grab. 👍 Yesterday, I passed on a Univega Supra Sport mixte, for $5.00!!! But I'm touring in a strange state, and just didn't have a place for it. 🙄😬😉
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,871
Posted By stardognine

Funny how that hospitality thing kicks in & out,...

Funny how that hospitality thing kicks in & out, huh? Last night, a restaurant owner yelled to me, asking if I was hungry. I think he cooked way more food than he had customers. I had just finished...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 07:13 PM
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Views: 94,871
Posted By stardognine

Vermont? Cool. 👍 Did you happen to run into...

Vermont? Cool. 👍 Did you happen to run into Darryl, and his two brothers, Darryl & Darryl? 😁 Either you remember Bob Newhart, or you think I've finally cracked for good. 🤔😉
06-10-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By stardognine

That's pretty trippy stuff there. 🤔 I also...

That's pretty trippy stuff there. 🤔 I also skimmed that article about Joe Biden's son. No wonder they didn't like me much in Prescott, they don't even respect the MMJ legality. 🙄 Danged hillbillies....
06-09-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By stardognine

Very cool, and very tall, too. 👍 I call dibs, in...

Very cool, and very tall, too. 👍 I call dibs, in case you decide you hate it. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By stardognine

I've never ridden a fat tire bike yet. Does it...

I've never ridden a fat tire bike yet. Does it handle decently, or as slow & sluggish as I've led myself to believe? 🤔
I like your idea though, a one size for all shoes bike.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By stardognine

It's all a matter of perception. Just tell...

It's all a matter of perception. Just tell yourself, at least it's not 110*F in the shade. And when it really IS 110*F in the shade, you tell yourself, at least it's not -20*F with a blizzard. In...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,871
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By stardognine

Doh, it makes perfect sense now, lol. 🤓 I guess I...

Doh, it makes perfect sense now, lol. 🤓 I guess I was standing too close, before. 😁 😉 At least I didn't get lost in the swamp, like the hero they named that place for. 🙄😉
Back to off-topic, I...
06-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, right behind the Aero Tour triple, lol. 😁😉...

Yeah, right behind the Aero Tour triple, lol. 😁😉 Both Sugino, both cool. 👍
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By stardognine

Needs more information, to make sense. That place...

Needs more information, to make sense. That place is in the middle of swamps. 🤔
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By stardognine

Interesting, but I'm not carrying a guilt trip...

Interesting, but I'm not carrying a guilt trip around because of it. 🙄 I'm touring in Arizona, and water's not exactly plentiful here. And for what it's worth, ALL my trash goes into a small plastic...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By stardognine

Roger that, it's nice to be able to unzip a...

Roger that, it's nice to be able to unzip a little more. 👍 My favorite shirt for questionable weather forecasts, is a long-sleeved full-zippered dry-fit. It's not technically cycling apparel, lol,...
06-05-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 155,896
Posted By stardognine

I finally gave up on Bio-Pace too, lol. 😁 I...

I finally gave up on Bio-Pace too, lol. 😁 I really wanted them to work, but they just don't, in the long run. I put some old steel round chainrings on (for the granny & middle ring), and it's WAY...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By stardognine

Polyester is the magic material you want. It...

Polyester is the magic material you want. It breathes well, dries fast if it gets wet, and it's very light, especially compared to cotton. I just "reminded" myself how bad cotton shirts suck, lol,...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By stardognine

Not impossible, but also not likely. I usually...

Not impossible, but also not likely. I usually carry at least 5 liters of pop or water. And that's usually overkill, but I'd sure rather have too much, than not enough. 👍
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By stardognine

Loveland is alright, but a little too touristy...

Loveland is alright, but a little too touristy for my tastes, lol. 😉 I mostly remember nearly hitting a fawn (baby deer), right where the trail goes over to the Walmart. I never did see it's mother,...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By stardognine

Another sign further North, for the Shishkabob...

Another sign further North, for the Shishkabob (Kaibob) National Forest. 😉 There's a small lake on the other side of that sign, and quite possibly a river (?). On the other side of the road, we can...
Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By stardognine

Aha, so that's why they invented panniers, for...

Aha, so that's why they invented panniers, for bootlegging. 😁😉 Just make sure you pad things well.
I imagine there are probably other states with an Ocean City, too, trying to pass themselves...
06-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,493
Posted By stardognine

Just a sad little footnote to this thread. I got...

Just a sad little footnote to this thread. I got a "great" deal yesterday, on a 1989 Cannondale SM400, in beautiful RED, and in the hard to find 22" size. I knew it was mistreated, it badly needed a...
06-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By stardognine

Thank goodness. Mine are pretty spindly. 😁😉 ...

Thank goodness. Mine are pretty spindly. 😁😉 Still, those kinda muscles would tend to give you a certain advantage. 🙂
Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By stardognine

Is that Ocean City, N. J. or Maryland? I wasn't...

Is that Ocean City, N. J. or Maryland? I wasn't aware of the N.J. one, if that's the case. 🤔
06-03-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By stardognine

I didn't get a Race Rocket (yet at least), but I...

I didn't get a Race Rocket (yet at least), but I plopped down $15 for a Schwinn Air Sport Pro today, at Wally World. It actually looks pretty decent, with a gauge that goes up to 120 psi, a short...
06-03-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,264
Posted By stardognine

Shouldn't that include sporks? A good spork is...

Shouldn't that include sporks? A good spork is essential on a touring frame. 😁
06-03-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,346
Posted By stardognine

Well, that's not very bear-friendly. 🙄 I bet he...

Well, that's not very bear-friendly. 🙄 I bet he only wanted a banana nut muffin. Or maybe a dozen. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By stardognine

Which is why I tour alone. Someayouse guys are...

Which is why I tour alone. Someayouse guys are just bad luck. 😛😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By stardognine

LOL, I set myself up there. 🙄😁 I can't remember...

LOL, I set myself up there. 🙄😁 I can't remember the name of that place now, but it's a notch or two better than KFC, plus they have really good sweet tea. 👍 Which is important in the summer. 😎
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