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07-27-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,743
Posted By oldfool

Bayou Blue here. I ride for utility, solo and...

Bayou Blue here. I ride for utility, solo and slow. The rain has sort of put a crimp in it
01-14-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 253,963
Posted By oldfool

It has been so cold here that this old southern...

It has been so cold here that this old southern wimp just has not been able to wrap my hand around a wrench. :( I did get in a few hours however and this up date bears the result. ...
01-03-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 253,963
Posted By oldfool

It's a Sunlite Double by Pyramid that I bought...

It's a Sunlite Double by Pyramid that I bought from Amazon.com. It's some kind of alloy and looks heavy but it's not. It hangs down kind of low and scrapes in even a moderate turn. Raising the bottom...
01-02-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 253,963
Posted By oldfool

Here is an update on the long bike. The first...

Here is an update on the long bike. The first store run was a test with only a front basket and a single rear rack just to see how it would work out. It was good so I gave everything a good once...
12-22-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 253,963
Posted By oldfool

Ladies frames are the only thing I build or ride...

Ladies frames are the only thing I build or ride now. We called them girls bikes when I was a kid and since there were no small bikes in them days all small kids learned to ride on one. I find that...
12-15-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 253,963
Posted By oldfool

This is my latest endeavor. I've reached the top...

This is my latest endeavor. I've reached the top load capacity of my 1975 Schwinn and need to pack more stuff so I have built this. The bike is pretty well finished except for some details. The...
04-19-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Bike chic I fully intended to reproduce my...

Bike chic

I fully intended to reproduce my latest post here but I just can't. I'm too tired. I wanted it here because this time it is bicycles mostly.

If you want to see it go to...
04-07-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Pedal Powered Airships and Chocolate. For...

Pedal Powered Airships and Chocolate.

For you steampunk fans, Victorians, pedal power obsessives and airship freaks this is for you.
These Callier chocolate commercials are Jules Vernian in...
03-20-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By oldfool

I did have a happy birthday and I hope your 55th...

I did have a happy birthday and I hope your 55th went well.:thumb: I spent my double nickel in a rocky graveyard in the desert with a lot of tears all around. :(

Do you really juggle as in throw...
03-20-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By oldfool

Not to fear the dogs and cats got their food...

Not to fear the dogs and cats got their food yesterday afternoon. I retraced my path and picked up 35 pounds of animal feed, library books and yeast for my bread making.
They never said thanks or...
03-18-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Last Day Of Winter. ...

Last Day Of Winter.
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm311/Oldfoolphotos/100_0197.jpg
Signs of Spring at Sears. Soon there will be sounds of spring as fat, underexercised people will be riding...
03-18-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By oldfool

Haulin' Bricks

I never thought I would be hauling bricks on a bike but whilst out and about today on this the last day of winter I found this pile of a dozen bricks that had been put out for trash. I had to have...
03-11-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By oldfool

Zambikes/Aciffa - The Bikes ...

Zambikes/Aciffa - The Bikes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1P7tCsdHok
03-05-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Geezer on a bike.:rolleyes: Today being my...

Geezer on a bike.:rolleyes:

Today being my 70th birthday I thought I 'd say a few words about riding a bicycle at 70 years old at 42 pounds overweight. :eek:

I am fortunate that I can do...
03-03-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,375
Posted By oldfool

You might try googling "chainsaw engines on...

You might try googling "chainsaw engines on bicycles". I have in the past found tons of information on the subject there.
I haven't done this but here are some things I found out when researching...
01-23-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

I am working on a new post for this blog but in...

I am working on a new post for this blog but in the meantime I have posted several to

www.oldfool.org

:o :)
01-14-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

January 14, 2009 Wednesday morning It's...

January 14, 2009 Wednesday morning

It's amazing what you see when you get out of your car and travel by bicycle or walk. These dog prints went halfway across the street in a nearby neighborhood...
01-13-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By oldfool

If I could have only one cook pot it would be my...

If I could have only one cook pot it would be my 4 quart pressure cooker. It makes the beans with ham bone, the brown rice, steams the vegetables and I even cook my sourdough bread in it...
01-11-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm311/Oldfoolph...

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm311/Oldfoolphotos/BikeRide/hwy1820109.jpg

After a couple of weeks of unsuitable weather and holiday magic I'm back on the bike again at least for today Here's...
12-28-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

December 28, 2008 For those who may be...

December 28, 2008

For those who may be interested I have a new post at my website www.oldfool.org called
"Old Fools Journal: Whirling Blades of Death"
The title is far more dramatic than the...
12-28-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,879
Posted By oldfool

December 28,2008 Reading these post has brought...

December 28,2008
Reading these post has brought back some memories of the electric buses of Little Rock, Arkansas in the early '50's. My grandfather was a conductor on the street cars there and I...
12-28-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,879
Posted By oldfool

I rode this system several times between the...

I rode this system several times between the border crossing and the train station in the late '80's and it was excellent. It was automated as I recall and it was clean, silent and efficient. I was...
12-27-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By oldfool

This was my project for the winter of '02-'03. ...

This was my project for the winter of '02-'03. The one me riding at the Abita Springs Bike Festival in '03 was the proof of concept bike and the other is the finished product. It rode really well....
12-12-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By oldfool

You are right about the rack it's homemade from...

You are right about the rack it's homemade from an old bike frame and a used up skateboard. I had drilled a series of holes along the edge to hook bungees and I fed the zip ties through those.
...
12-11-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By oldfool

I used these buckets obtained at Family Dollar a...

I used these buckets obtained at Family Dollar a year or so ago. Less than $10.00 for the pair and I attached them with industrial grade zip ties. I have carried up to about 50 pounds in them with...
12-11-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By oldfool

I've been trying for months to come up with an...

I've been trying for months to come up with an idea for a bike rack that I could use. You just supplied it. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks:)
12-01-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By oldfool

Thankful for the spare change in my pocket. It...

Thankful for the spare change in my pocket. It means I have more than I need.:o
12-01-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,588
Posted By oldfool

If you think of growing stuff at the 30 acres...

If you think of growing stuff at the 30 acres level you will never start. Don't even think of 30- acres or even 1/5 acre. Think of a bucket or pot or at most an old washtub. Think small like a pot...
11-29-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

November 29, 2008 Outsider I am an...

November 29, 2008

Outsider

I am an outsider. I have always been an outsider. I will most probably be an outsider forever. My next birthday I will be 70 years old and during those years I have...
11-14-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By oldfool

Talking The fact that it is a folder folds makes it...

The fact that it is a folder folds makes it utility. My folder has fenders and a rack. It rides in the back of my car so when I am away from home in that thing I have a bike. I generally ride it...
10-28-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

10-25-08 I'm giving up my research into time...

10-25-08

I'm giving up my research into time travel for the time being because of an unreliable available supply of tin foil. There is a ready supply of aluminum foil but I need tin foil. What I...
10-20-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By oldfool

Sound like my story except that getting "She Who...

Sound like my story except that getting "She Who Must Be Obeyed" onto a tandom with me would be about as likely as getting her on a horse or into a jet pack. Now there is a mental picture.:lol:
10-07-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 395,128
Posted By oldfool

My faithful '76 Schwin carrying a load. The most...

My faithful '76 Schwin carrying a load. The most comfortable bike I have ever owned customized to suit me.

The trailer was a find. It was abandoned in a ditch for weeks in front of a neighbors...
10-06-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Post hurricane's funk September 22, 2008 I...

Post hurricane's funk

September 22, 2008
I have fallen into post disaster depression. I am out of adrenalin, energy and desire to fight so here I sit today amongst my hurricane generated trash...
09-25-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,806
Posted By oldfool

Since Gustav (the hurricane that missed New...

Since Gustav (the hurricane that missed New Orleans but went right over my house) and IKE (the hurricane that hit Texas) I haven't had time to even read the forums. I'm still picking up trash and...
09-25-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By oldfool

We only lost power for about 12 hours here in...

We only lost power for about 12 hours here in Bayou Blue during the Hurricane IKE so we had some TV (broadcast). The Internet stayed on mostly and I was able to access real time video reports from...
09-14-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By oldfool

Is there a sharp increase in natural disasters? ...

Is there a sharp increase in natural disasters?
No but there is a sharp increase in population and also a sharp increase in reporting disasters. The last numbers I could find was a doubling of...
09-12-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

September 12, 2008 Hurricane IKE I am...

September 12, 2008

Hurricane IKE

I am so glad I am not in Galveston tonight. I have a story about Galveston but I can not tell it now. Having just gone through a direct hit by Gustav I find...
09-07-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Gustav's Aftermath Well we weren't wiped out...

Gustav's Aftermath

Well we weren't wiped out but we were severely wiped. In other words we got the crapped beat out of us. 30 minutes more with 100mph winds the roof would have been gone and...
08-31-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Waiting for Gustav We who are about to die...

Waiting for Gustav

We who are about to die are going to get hammered first. The rain has started and I expect the next rain bands to arrive momentarily with wind. By morning I expect to be...
08-30-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

08-30-2008 Is this the Last Great Adventure? ...

08-30-2008
Is this the Last Great Adventure?

Mostly it's considered stupid and reckless but that is the opinion of government officials, law enforcement and media people some of whom are doing...
08-28-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Well here we are three years after Katrina...

Well here we are three years after Katrina (anniversary is tomorrow) once again anticipating the arrival of doom. This time there are two storms, same as last time, that seem to have us bore sighted...
08-19-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,686
Posted By oldfool

Critters will take up residence.:)

Critters will take up residence.:)
08-17-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

August 17, 2008 I've really been getting...

August 17, 2008

I've really been getting around on my bike lately in spite of all the rain. I feel guilty of course because I'm having a good time and all the other chores that I can only do in...
08-14-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

Posted to my website yesterday. ...

Posted to my website yesterday.
www.oldfool.org Subject: Kilts
I tried to post here as well but the server must have been hammered as I could not get anything to work.:)
08-14-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By oldfool

No! I will not buy permission to ride a bike nor...

No! I will not buy permission to ride a bike nor will I buy permission to walk when the bureaucrats get around to that.:notamused:
The line has to be drawn somewhere.
08-13-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By oldfool

Here in Bayou Blue I have about 1/4 mile in which...

Here in Bayou Blue I have about 1/4 mile in which I must ride against the traffic if I am to ride or walk at all.
The other side of the road is a struggle even when walking. There is an 18 inch...
08-13-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,177
Posted By oldfool

What a wonderful website. Now I will never get...

What a wonderful website. Now I will never get anything done.
Not that it matters. :D
Thanks
08-12-08, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By oldfool

This is what happens when the assembly...

This is what happens when the assembly instructions are in Chinese:lol:.
08-11-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,583
Posted By oldfool

August 11, 2008 Trash can physics ...

August 11, 2008

Trash can physics

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm311/Oldfoolphotos/phto0011.jpg

Why is there no research in how the force field around trash cans work? If this...
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