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Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

I DID NOT ask you or anyone else to fix anything...

I DID NOT ask you or anyone else to fix anything for me. Your sympathy is neither required, nor desired. I got here to offer a little encouragement to folks who might have the knowledge and skills...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

And by the way, I did look at that site. It's...

And by the way, I did look at that site. It's very interesting and an encouraging first step. Yes, it's expensive, but so were the hybrids at first. When they get the bugs worked out and get it in...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

I didn't get it from what you said. I even said...

I didn't get it from what you said. I even said that all that stuff EXCEPT that one had been put forth. I intended it to be a joke, not hostility. That's why the Mulder reference was there...you...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Yeah, you're right, you didn't read the rest. ...

Yeah, you're right, you didn't read the rest. Others have already posted all the "this won't ever work because..." scenarios......except the "government conspiracy" bit. I've been waiting for that...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

On 8-10 when I posted the first time, it was...

On 8-10 when I posted the first time, it was 2.32. Today, on 8-15, it's 2.57. Twenty five cents in 5 days.

Gonna have to see if my employer will let me telecommute!
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:35 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Only problem I see with this is that you'd need a...

Only problem I see with this is that you'd need a trampoline or other such device at the bottom to bounce the cat back up so he can fall again. Other wise, you'll soon run out of cats if you're more...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

I didn't say it very well, but what would...

I didn't say it very well, but what would actually happen is that the actual cost per gallon of gas would be the same. What the pump then would do is access the mileage record from the onboard...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-05, 09:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

You guys know what will happen next don't you? ...

You guys know what will happen next don't you? Since a tremendous portion of the price of gas is actually federal, state, and local taxes, all the agencies will find a way tax bike riders. I saw a...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Your bike is very interesting. I'm sure it serves...

Your bike is very interesting. I'm sure it serves you well.

My bike is a standard off the shelf Fuji Utah, with a luggage rack on the back and set of what I call saddle bags. No modifications...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Ok, looks like you missed my point. The...

Ok, looks like you missed my point. The "hundreds of bike commuters" as you put it was a response to someone who was basically stating that there was no reason everyone on the face of the earth...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

I agree with you. Body chemistries differ, so...

I agree with you. Body chemistries differ, so some are afflicted worse than others. As for me, the drenching in sweat that I would get on a summer day here in Arkansas on the way to work would with...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Thank you very much! It's very refreshing to...

Thank you very much! It's very refreshing to meet someone willing to discuss and debate rather than back into a corner take the "I'm right and you're wrong" attitude.

The distance to my job...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Sure! I've built hundreds of tubing benders. ...

Sure! I've built hundreds of tubing benders. The welding jigs would be no real challenge either, once the frame is designed. The electric motors won't be a problem, suitable models are most likely...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 08:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Oh yes, my city says that it has public transit...

Oh yes, my city says that it has public transit too. But like I said, unless you live within the 6 or 8 miles it covers, it's useless. The city to the south has more, and many of the college...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Roody didn't say that, I did. Roody very...

Roody didn't say that, I did. Roody very politely tried to tell me I was an idiot for saying so.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

Great! Do tell us how have YOU exercised your...

Great! Do tell us how have YOU exercised your American ingenuity, and what ideas for alternative fuels you are developing?[/QUOTE]

Well, my expertise lies in desiging and building the machinery...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 07:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

This may come as a surprise to you but there are...

This may come as a surprise to you but there are parts of the universe outside LA or the other big cities. And I'm not moving to one of them no matter how expensive gas gets.

The nearest bus stop...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

What point did he make?

What point did he make?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

What exactly did you find to be an "insulting...

What exactly did you find to be an "insulting stereotype" in what I said? The reference to the poor physical condition of the average American? That's not insulting, it's fact. Just look at any...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,493
Posted By bcspain

It hit $2.32 at the station I use here in...

It hit $2.32 at the station I use here in Arkansas day before yesterday. Thats for the 87 octane stuff. I don't even look at the premium pump anymore.

You guys can jump up and down all you want...
Forum: Foo
08-09-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By bcspain

We have 2 dogs, and a rather odd mix. One is a...

We have 2 dogs, and a rather odd mix. One is a fairly large Collie, the other is a miniature Chihuahua (spelling?). It's a lot of fun to watch these two play together. The Collie is mine, adopted...
08-08-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By bcspain

Uh-oh...now you've done it. You said the "W"...

Uh-oh...now you've done it. You said the "W" word. The "purists" will have your hide!
08-08-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By bcspain

Bought a Fuji Odessa new from Lewis & Clark...

Bought a Fuji Odessa new from Lewis & Clark Outfitters for $239 for my wife, and I picked up a Fuji Utah for $249.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,523
Posted By bcspain

You guys could try "Magic Powder". Not as harsh...

You guys could try "Magic Powder". Not as harsh as the other chemical depilitories, but somewhat of a pain in the backside to use. You have to mix the powder to the correct consistancy, then if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,201
Posted By bcspain

I live in NW Arkansas and there ain't nuthin but...

I live in NW Arkansas and there ain't nuthin but hills here to ride on. When my wife and I first started, we were riding a tandem mt. bike. Our mailbox is 1 1/8 miles away from the house (down a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,523
Posted By bcspain

This reminds me of an episode of Home...

This reminds me of an episode of Home Improvement. The oldest son (I forget his name) had a big date and wound up with zit on his forehead. His mother showed him how to cover it with make-up. Later...
08-03-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By bcspain

Ah, now I get it. It's really nothing to be...

Ah, now I get it. It's really nothing to be embarrassed about. These things happen. Super hot water will kill most bacteria, but if some of the gunk was still hiding in the bottle, it still had all...
08-02-05, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By bcspain

Sorry, I'm not real clear on what you said...

Sorry, I'm not real clear on what you said there....the one week duration you're talking about...you didn't store the tea in the bottle for a week at 90 degrees did you? If you did, it's a wonder it...
Forum: Foo
08-02-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,573
Posted By bcspain

You can buy those dials already graduated at some...

You can buy those dials already graduated at some of the industrial supply stores. In fact, you can get the lead screw material with UNF, Acme or Browne & Sharp threads there too. Look at MSC or...
Forum: Foo
07-29-05, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,573
Posted By bcspain

I wouldn't presume to debate your math, but I...

I wouldn't presume to debate your math, but I think the TPI in question is actually TURNS per inch, not threads. It's almost the same thing, and the terms are sometimes used interchangably. That...
07-26-05, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By bcspain

Well, I can't speak to the over 50 issue, I'm...

Well, I can't speak to the over 50 issue, I'm only 46. We went through a similar situation only with my wife (also 46) as the one that wanted to give up. She had gone through some health and...
07-26-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By bcspain

It all boils down to the old saying "all things...

It all boils down to the old saying "all things in moderation". Too much sugar is a bad thing, a little won't hurt you. About any flavoring that will make the water more attractive is good (you'd...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By bcspain

That may well be, but that's why I suggested...

That may well be, but that's why I suggested letting him try both. I didn't have any trouble with the USX, it was the SX that I had trouble with. My knees aren't bad, I just kept banging them into...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By bcspain

My wife and I have ridden both, and own neither. ...

My wife and I have ridden both, and own neither. We seriously considered buying the SX for her, but I liked the USX better. You didn't say how tall your dad is, but if he's 6-0 or taller, he may...
07-25-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By bcspain

Thanks! I'll post some more from time to time. ...

Thanks! I'll post some more from time to time. In the shot with the dry creek bed, you can see where the road disappears in the trees. Most of this road is under the canopy, and that particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,049
Posted By bcspain

Greetings Earthlings. As for the weight...

Greetings Earthlings.

As for the weight question...right now, I'm 6-0 and 215. Five years ago I was 265. I'm aiming for 190, but right now I'm stuck. Got down to here and can't seem to get...
07-24-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By bcspain

Thought I'd share a couple of pics I took today...

Thought I'd share a couple of pics I took today on a ride. This shot is of a dry creek bed about 8 miles from my house. It's been dry and hot here in arkansas for the last couple of months. This...
07-22-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

Sorry, didn't understand your question. I have...

Sorry, didn't understand your question. I have grown children and made a joke one night about "going all Deliverance" on some salesman that knocked on the door and neither of them had any idea what...
07-22-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

Sounds like you know which side of the line you...

Sounds like you know which side of the line you are on, and I think you are on the right one! Always pays to be careful, and follow your instincts. Keep your eyes and ears open, and don't let the...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-05, 05:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,364
Posted By bcspain

Well, there you have it. A new technology just...

Well, there you have it. A new technology just waiting to be invented. A fortune could be made by the person or company that jumps this little hurdle.

This problem will be solved more quicky if...
07-21-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

That's a reference to a movie that came out in...

That's a reference to a movie that came out in the 70's (I think, don't remember). Had Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and some others in it. Its about a group of guys from the city that go...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,364
Posted By bcspain

Well, if it was easy, anyone could do it. I...

Well, if it was easy, anyone could do it. I would imagine a century or so ago, folks were sitting around a checkerboard in the general store discussing how those "new-fangled automobiles" were just...
07-21-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

I don't want to sound critical, but the situation...

I don't want to sound critical, but the situation as you described it here makes me wonder if you are getting perhaps a bit....caught up....in this whole thing. It's is very possible that the guy...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,364
Posted By bcspain

Anybody seen the commercials where the...

Anybody seen the commercials where the spokesperson is talking about the hydrogen test fleet in DC? I only caught a bit of it, and don't know which car company it is. Hydrogen power would be a...
07-18-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

Roody is right. Flight is the best possible...

Roody is right. Flight is the best possible option. Any sort of combat should be a last resort. To quote another of my favorite movie characters "Fighting always bad, but if must fight...WIN".
...
07-17-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By bcspain

It starts with each and every one of us, every...

It starts with each and every one of us, every day. You said you felt threatened by this car, was he trying to hit you, or was he simply going the wrong way? Don't get me wrong, I don't think we...
07-17-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By bcspain

What on earth possessed you to spit at some one...

What on earth possessed you to spit at some one anyway? Does this sort of behavior impress your lady? Ok, the car was going the wrong way. Did it disconnect your brain? I suppose it never...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,364
Posted By bcspain

I don't think it matters where you live, or how...

I don't think it matters where you live, or how much you pay right now. Just wait 10 years if you think it's high now. I have nothing to base it on, but I really think that we are reaching the end...
07-17-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

Well, I can only speak for what happens around...

Well, I can only speak for what happens around here. This situation has arisen a few times, and the shooter, male or female, is almost always taken in to custody, even if charges are not filed. ...
07-16-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By bcspain

I live in NW Arkansas, and this is about as...

I live in NW Arkansas, and this is about as "Deliverance" as you can get. You've gotten a lot of advice, some of it good, some not so good. I'll add mine to the mix, if you'd care to read it. ...
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