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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!
09-29-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

I really like this shot!

I really like this shot!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
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: 190
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...
09-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
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
09-16-21, 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: Foo
08-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,996
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!"
08-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

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Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh
08-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
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: 4,224
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: 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: Foo
07-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,895
Views: 2,521,427
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: 4,472
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: 4,472
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...
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...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By Altair 4

If the OP's tires are in reasonable shape (and I...

If the OP's tires are in reasonable shape (and I were him), I wouldn't bother carrying a spare foldable tire. Three extra tubes for two bikes seems good to me. Plus there are bike shops in Pittsburgh...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Altair 4

It's back! You can ride the trail and use the...

It's back! You can ride the trail and use the Bike Aboard program with a fare of $5 for you and your bike. The train falls under TSA guidelines for face coverings, so be aware.

Cuyahoga Valley...
06-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Altair 4

Just a memory of those veterans from the Greatest...

Just a memory of those veterans from the Greatest Generation....

As a kid (I'm in my early 60's now), my dad would always go to the Memorial Day service held at our local cemetery. Dad enlisted...
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,416
Posted By Altair 4

Nice. I walked out on the Lewiston Queenston...

Nice. I walked out on the Lewiston Queenston Bridge back in the 1970's to get some shots of the Gorge similar to your historical plaque photo. I think that one you posted of the bridge...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,973
Posted By Altair 4

In my case, it would have been: "Despite the...

In my case, it would have been: "Despite the forecast, the weather will do what it will do." My first tour was three days and the weather was predicted to be absolutely perfect even the night I...
04-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

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Late Snow on Lilacs
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By Altair 4

Medical issue has me off the bike for at least 6...

Medical issue has me off the bike for at least 6 months, not covid. :notamused:
03-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

This structure was originally a pier for the...

This structure was originally a pier for the Manchester Bridge, built in the early 1910's, that connected downtown Pittsburgh with the Northside, across the Allegheny River. The bridge was demolished...
03-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

Yep, that's a '64. Interesting to see that it...

Yep, that's a '64. Interesting to see that it has survived that long in Minnesota.
Forum: Foo
02-24-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,996
Posted By Altair 4

Thank you, yes, I was referring to the woman...

Thank you, yes, I was referring to the woman feeding the fish (I do know what a seal looks like :)). That dang thing looks like the chest burster from "Alien." If I'd have seen it live, I'd have...
02-24-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,704
Posted By Altair 4

This. Two of my three crashes were...

This.

Two of my three crashes were directly related to these conditions. I now cross railroad tracks like they're going to reach out and bite me like a snake.
Forum: Foo
01-12-21, 02:00 PM
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,996
Posted By Altair 4

^ I particularly like the paw being used to...

^ I particularly like the paw being used to prevent the door from swinging back.
01-04-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Altair 4

Phughes - thanks for posting about that Grabit. ...

Phughes - thanks for posting about that Grabit. I've had a set of easy outs but honestly never had a success with them. I gotta keep that in mind the next time I visit the big box store.
Forum: Foo
10-30-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,321,996
Posted By Altair 4

Should apply for running back position with an...

Should apply for running back position with an NFL team....
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By Altair 4

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Visitor on my 3rd floor window pane.
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Altair 4

Your Best Tasting Meal After a Ride

I recently was on two long (for me) rides that lasted several hours. One was on the GAP Trail and the other on an Ohio rail to trail.

After the GAP ride, I got a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke...
10-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,941
Posted By Altair 4

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a...

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a bakery, small restaurant, or even a food plant and get a whiff of what's cookin'. Somehow that always makes the ride better.
10-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,086
Posted By Altair 4

For me, it's just being there, in the moment. ...

For me, it's just being there, in the moment. The rhythm of the pedals, the sound of the tires, the click of the derailleur, the sights, sounds and smells as I pass by. Seeing the sunrise or set. ...
10-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

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Foggy morning on the Allegheny River today.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11,895
Views: 2,521,427
Posted By Altair 4

Man, that's really going to slow things down at...

Man, that's really going to slow things down at the slaughterhouse.
10-16-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

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Keystone Viaduct Bridge on the GAP Trail...
10-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

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16th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning, 9:12 AM. The...
10-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 639,394
Posted By Altair 4

So you didn't stay for her dinner, then?

So you didn't stay for her dinner, then?
09-23-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,221
Posted By Altair 4

I think I'm reaching this stage on a...

I think I'm reaching this stage on a philosophical level. Riding has become more of an anti-depressant than it used to be. I enjoy it for the rhythm of the pedals, the sights, sounds, and smells...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Altair 4

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair,...

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair, have travelled to Canada many times - from Windsor/Essex up through Montreal and Quebec City. We try to remain unobtrusive and never portray the "ugly...
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By Altair 4

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models...

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models had cro-moly tubing, but later at simply designated as hi-tensile steel with a cro-moly seat tube..
08-31-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By Altair 4

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price....

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price. These weren't very expensive to begin with but that doesn't mean they weren't a solid bike. I've ridden parts of the GAP (crushed limestone rail to...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,355
Posted By Altair 4

Hi Pitts64, I rode through Lawrenceville...

Hi Pitts64,

I rode through Lawrenceville early on Sunday morning over the weekend. I started in Millvale and rode the Northshore trail to Heinz Field, crossed the Clemente Bridge and meandered my...
08-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,419
Posted By Altair 4

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least...

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least the diagnostics and maybe find the problem yourself. Didn't realize how backed up shops must be. .
08-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By Altair 4

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride...

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride overtaking the time to stop and compose a photo, I find that occasionally the scene is good enough to make the effort. There'll be a bunch of rides in a...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,248
Posted By Altair 4

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until...

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until sometime in the early 1980's. Our cars had vent windows on the front doors that scooped a tremendous amount of air into the car.

Model rockets...
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