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Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9,723
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Posted By Altair 4

^ Sorta surprised he didn't bring a shoehorn out...

^ Sorta surprised he didn't bring a shoehorn out to ease the shoe back on.
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,947
Posted By Altair 4

In the early 1980's, I worked as an insurance...

In the early 1980's, I worked as an insurance adjuster for a large commercial insurer. I just missed by minutes seeing an 18 wheeler jump the median barrier from the eastbound side of the PA Turnpike...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 841
Posted By Altair 4

I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,947
Posted By Altair 4

I'm intrigued by how the guy literally pops out...

I'm intrigued by how the guy literally pops out of the flipped car and then takes off.
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 841
Posted By Altair 4

I like to think about when humans became...

I like to think about when humans became self-conscious or self-aware, whatever you want to call it. How that inner voice was born.
09-29-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,388
Posted By Altair 4

I really like this shot!

I really like this shot!
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 841
Posted By Altair 4

The Meadowcroft Rock shelter site in Western...

The Meadowcroft Rock shelter site in Western Pennsylvania has indications of occupation dating back 19,000 years. I took an archeology class from Dr. James Advasio, who is the leading expert on the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Altair 4

If you can, keep posting your updates real-time! ...

If you can, keep posting your updates real-time! When do you reach your starting point for the ride (presumably Washington DC)? When do you anticipate being in Pittsburgh?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Altair 4

Agreed. This time of the year opens up ride...

Agreed. This time of the year opens up ride opportunities I would normally pass on during the height of the summer. If you ride the Wheeling trail, post your thoughts and experiences!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-22-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Altair 4

Haven't ridden it, but walked the downtown...

Haven't ridden it, but walked the downtown section in June 2020. It was a really hot day and my only recollection was there was precious little shade. Oh, and on a Sunday, there were very few...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By Altair 4

Hmmm, this is an interesting turn of events. I...

Hmmm, this is an interesting turn of events. I was thinking about riding it again in October. We last rode it in mid-November 2020 on a perfect, unseasonably warm autumn day. The tunnels were open...
09-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,388
Posted By Altair 4

The Altair family was there about 10 years ago,...

The Altair family was there about 10 years ago, after visiting Zion and Bryce. We loved Capitol Reef - so beautiful and, at least when we were there, so few people. It was like we were the only...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Altair 4

Well, I never thought about leaving half of my...

Well, I never thought about leaving half of my bike at home to cut weight. :lol:
Forum: Foo
09-17-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,947
Posted By Altair 4

That's a recipe for divorce right there.

That's a recipe for divorce right there.
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Altair 4

David.MPB, just be aware that the Capitol Limited...

David.MPB, just be aware that the Capitol Limited is frequently late, from what I recall from other threads here. Others might be able to chime in on that.
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Altair 4

Bicycle Heaven's website says they close at 7:00...

Bicycle Heaven's website says they close at 7:00 PM. Since the OP says he'll be here in a couple of weeks, that'll mean he'd be riding back to the train station at dusk.



Good advice here. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Altair 4

I have a Cygolite Metro Pro 950 (Cygolite Metro...

I have a Cygolite Metro Pro 950 (Cygolite Metro Pro 950 (https://cygolite.com/product/metro-pro-950-usb/)) that has a nice selection of light levels (low, medium, high, plus a extra low level for...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Altair 4

I'd be totally upset if I lost an Ortlieb on a...

I'd be totally upset if I lost an Ortlieb on a ride! Stolen or fell off, either way I'd be upset with myself.
08-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Altair 4

Looks like I'm too late to the party, but just...

Looks like I'm too late to the party, but just for future reference, there is an "Eastern Canada" forum under "Regional Discussions."
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By Altair 4

Our 2003 VW Passat wagon wears out the rear pads...

Our 2003 VW Passat wagon wears out the rear pads twice as fast as the front pads. It's been like that since new and we're now at 193,000 miles. The explanation I've seen has to do with the bias, as...
Forum: Foo
08-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,947
Posted By Altair 4

'Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile...

'Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide!"
Forum: Foo
08-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11,895
Views: 2,521,401
Posted By Altair 4

Musta been a "Field of Dreams" thing.

Musta been a "Field of Dreams" thing.
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By Altair 4

I took a look at Google Maps to see what they...

I took a look at Google Maps to see what they show for the transition between the Allegheny River trail and the Sandy Creek trail:...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-16-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Altair 4

Honestly, the only section I've ridden was...

Honestly, the only section I've ridden was through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Here's the cool thing about it - you can ride the canal path in one direction and for just $5, you can ride the...
Forum: Touring
08-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

The last time I rode that section was in 2011....

The last time I rode that section was in 2011. Pinkerton Tunnel was definitely shuttered at that time. The top of the mountain had been cleared in preparation for daylighting the nearby active CSX...
Forum: Touring
08-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

Great photo! I believe that's actually the...

Great photo!

I believe that's actually the Pinkerton Tunnel. After having been closed for decades, it was rehabbed in 2015. They had to line it with steel due to the ground and water conditions. ...
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By Altair 4

NIce photos, Indyfabz!

NIce photos, Indyfabz!
08-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,388
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/20210805_220442_3b1db32738549db3de3b1409794071cb9263925e.jpg
Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh
Forum: Touring
08-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By Altair 4

I agree with Indyfabz about the Allegheny River...

I agree with Indyfabz about the Allegheny River Trail. I rode it, out and back, from Emlenton to Indian God Rock some years ago. The section that was off the original rail bed was a bit rough on...
08-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,388
Posted By Altair 4

That's a beautiful shot.

That's a beautiful shot.
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

Well, lots of bike lane development has taken...

Well, lots of bike lane development has taken place here over the last 5 or more years. I wouldn't be surprised if more improvements are made on the GAP in the city.
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

Riding early mornings on the weekend, I often see...

Riding early mornings on the weekend, I often see folks unloading their bikes at the entrance to the Point State Park, sometimes taking their group photos at the medallion at the Point. Not to scare...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Altair 4

I have flown on the the 737 Max. It was a...

I have flown on the the 737 Max. It was a comfortable flight (well, as comfortable as flying can be these days). I wouldn't think twice about it. You're at higher risk for an incident driving to the...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Altair 4

I'm going to wait until next year. I'm not too...

I'm going to wait until next year. I'm not too keen on how this is all unfolding right now - delta variant, Border Services strike, etc. Also leaves me wondering how welcoming will Canadians be? ...
07-21-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By Altair 4

I'm adding this to my repertoire. Thanks.

I'm adding this to my repertoire. Thanks.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,943
Posted By Altair 4

We used to see a presumed homeless individual...

We used to see a presumed homeless individual near an Asian restaurant we frequented, pre-Covid, panhandling for food money. My wife would ask, what do you want to eat? He would be pretty concise...
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Altair 4

I think this is going to be my plan.

I think this is going to be my plan.
07-16-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,584
Posted By Altair 4

I"m taking Eliquis (5 mg, morning and evening)...

I"m taking Eliquis (5 mg, morning and evening) after bilateral pulmonary embolisms. Gotta agree with you, the clots messed me up good too. I couldn't believe the discomfort. The Eliquis took the...
Forum: Touring
07-16-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Altair 4

Latest news on this topic: Fully vaccinated...

Latest news on this topic:

Fully vaccinated Americans could be allowed into Canada by mid-August, Trudeau says (https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-border-vaccinations-1.6105110)
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,895
Views: 2,521,401
Posted By Altair 4

Statue commemorating the birth of an emoji.

Statue commemorating the birth of an emoji.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,470
Posted By Altair 4

:lol: Friends don't let friends drink and shop...

:lol:
Friends don't let friends drink and shop on Amazon!
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,470
Posted By Altair 4

Bird watching isn't too expensive. Pair of...

Bird watching isn't too expensive. Pair of binocs, couple books or Cornell University's apps, and you're good to go for quite awhile. I recently discovered Cornell's app that identifies bird calls,...
07-11-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Altair 4

We've done WDW in what used to be the off-season...

We've done WDW in what used to be the off-season (the week after Thanksgiving) when the Altair offspring was younger. The weather is, in my opinion, perfect at that time of year - the humidity is...
Forum: Foo
07-09-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,947
Posted By Altair 4

I am exhausted by the number of ways that could...

I am exhausted by the number of ways that could go wrong.
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

I've ridden the GAP in rain. You don't get...

I've ridden the GAP in rain. You don't get puddles, in my experience, but the crushed stone grit goes absolutely everywhere. I was worried I was going to clog the shower drain at one B&B, given the...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

Friend of mine rode the GAP in late May over a...

Friend of mine rode the GAP in late May over a weekend and noted the same thing - places to eat were either not open or had really tight hours.
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Altair 4

Nice report! I liked your photos, too. Glad you...

Nice report! I liked your photos, too. Glad you had a great time.
06-24-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Altair 4

It may have been cheap, but I got 10 years out of...

It may have been cheap, but I got 10 years out of it. I really can't complain. Not being one to simply replace something, I thought I'd give it a try to fix. No complaints if it's dead - I got my...
06-24-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Altair 4

Mrs. Altair and I parked at a relatively remote...

Mrs. Altair and I parked at a relatively remote trailhead last fall. While walking through the lot, I looked at the hitch mounted racks. Out of half a dozen cars, about half had the rack secured...
06-24-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Altair 4

Oh, it works on more levels than that. Star Trek,...

Oh, it works on more levels than that. Star Trek, Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers," and others. Actually, I'm into backyard astronomy, so it covers all my bases.

If I get a few minutes over the...
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