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10-23-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,587
Posted By stevebiker

Ugh. These critters can cause some serious...

Ugh. These critters can cause some serious damage. And there's little time to react.
10-23-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,587
Posted By stevebiker

Many of these animals seem to react to my...

Many of these animals seem to react to my approaching bike, and decide to make a dash for it across the path as I approach. I don't know what's going through their little brains, but is seems to be...
10-23-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,587
Posted By stevebiker

Bird flew into my spokes

Last year a rabbit ran in front of my front tire and I couldn't avoid him. Poor rabbit lost a leg, and hopefully died very soon to shorten its misery.

A few weeks ago a bird flew into my front...
10-16-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,634
Posted By stevebiker

I'm a hiker, and glucosamine has helped my knees...

I'm a hiker, and glucosamine has helped my knees a lot. It works.

Also, I second the comment about jogging. You jar your skeletal system when you bounce up and down. Cycling provides much of...
09-03-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,926
Posted By stevebiker

I go backpacking in the mountains in the fall and...

I go backpacking in the mountains in the fall and winter. And skiing, in winter. And climb 14ers when I get the chance.

Cycling helps keep me in shape for when I can get away to the mountains.
Forum: Foo
08-16-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By stevebiker

Does the Samsung Convoy 3 work with AT&T plans? ...

Does the Samsung Convoy 3 work with AT&T plans? I've heard that at least some Verizon phones are not compatible with AT&T.
Forum: Foo
08-13-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By stevebiker

I think we should do away with all these devices...

I think we should do away with all these devices and take a chip in the head. That can be upgraded with a scanner to install new programs or government security directives.
Forum: Foo
08-12-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By stevebiker

I'm still using XP, and surprisingly, haven't had...

I'm still using XP, and surprisingly, haven't had any problems. Yet.

I'm not getting Windows 10 until they work out the inevitable bugs. Will wait for 10.1.
Forum: Foo
08-12-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By stevebiker

Dumbphone replacement recommendations

My 2002 Motorola Dumbphone (basic edition) went dark on me. It was a fantastic phone, and was tough as nails. Dropped it many times, with no damage. So I'm looking for suggestions for a dumbphone...
07-24-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 55,883
Posted By stevebiker

My first career is hiking. Backpacking, in the...

My first career is hiking. Backpacking, in the mountains. It's a great cardio exercise, in addition to the enjoyment of being out of doors. However, since there are no mountains within about 600...
Forum: Foo
07-24-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By stevebiker

Is a new housing bubble forming?

It's no news that home prices have been rising rapidly over the past year or two. The following chart shows the pre-2008 crash peak at $235,000.00, national average. It bottomed at about...
Forum: Foo
07-24-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By stevebiker

What else do you expect? They threw a bum at...

What else do you expect?

They threw a bum at me the other day. Complete with empty wine bottle.
07-24-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By stevebiker

Forget about taking new saddles out for a test...

Forget about taking new saddles out for a test drive. You can't tell if a saddle is right for you until months later, and I doubt any shop would accept a "return" on a used saddle.

Also, stay...
Forum: Foo
07-22-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By stevebiker

Sounds like a bubble to me. Old rules of...

Sounds like a bubble to me.

Old rules of thumb never go out of style: Buy low, sell high.
07-11-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,879
Posted By stevebiker

Interesting comments. I don't think I'll stop,...

Interesting comments. I don't think I'll stop, lay the bike over and crouch in a ditch the next time a thunderstorm pops up, but may be more circumspect about going out if thunderstorms are already...
07-10-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,879
Posted By stevebiker

Riding in thunderstorms

I live in an area that gets lots of thunderstorms. In the summer, it can rain nearly every day. Ergo, to ride regularly, you often find yourself riding in rain and thunder.

Do you worry about...
07-09-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,591
Posted By stevebiker

Because you can't get a good, full carbon road...

Because you can't get a good, full carbon road bike for $850. At least not of any quality, that I know of.

Full carbon is more comfortable than a cheaper aluminum bike, which is probably what...
07-09-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,704
Posted By stevebiker

I usually ride an hour after work, on most...

I usually ride an hour after work, on most weekday evenings. Since I ride on the Trace, a dedicated bike path, there are no vehicles to watch out for except at a few road crossings. So rush hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,586
Posted By stevebiker

Count yourself lucky. You can push it on solo...

Count yourself lucky. You can push it on solo rides.

I've tried to get my lady into cycling, and even bought her a starter bike. She's gone down the road with me a half mile or less a few times,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,332
Posted By stevebiker

My first and only true road bike, since I took up...

My first and only true road bike, since I took up cycling a few years ago: Scott CR1. It's a great full-carbon work of art.

Before that, I had a cheepie Wal-Mart steel-aluminum hybrid. Weighed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 47,775
Posted By stevebiker

I always ride on the Tammany Trace, a 30+ mile...

I always ride on the Tammany Trace, a 30+ mile dedicated bike path through the woods and suburbs. It's part of the Rails to Trails system, being converted from old railroad lines. No cars or other...
Forum: Foo
06-04-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By stevebiker

Northern Arkansas is not that bad. You have some...

Northern Arkansas is not that bad. You have some elevation and the climate is not so oppressive.

But you'd have to be nuts to live in Florida. Sweat year round in the worst kind of heat and...
Forum: Foo
06-04-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By stevebiker

Would ammonia drive away rats?

A few times a year, rats discover my house. They don't get in, but I hear them bouncing around and running like mad under the floorboards. Drives me nuts, and of course I can't sleep when I hear...
Forum: Foo
05-25-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 152,137
Posted By stevebiker

It's not Thursday, but this one's in my head: ...

It's not Thursday, but this one's in my head:

Hey you, you say you wanna change the world
It's alright, with me there's no regret
It's my turn, the circle game has brought me here
And I won't...
Forum: Foo
05-13-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,782
Views: 110,926
Posted By stevebiker

Paranoia strikes me into your life it will...

Paranoia strikes me
into your life it will creep
it starts when you're always afraid
step out of line, the man comes and takes you away.


When the truth is found
to be lies
and all the joy...
Forum: Foo
05-13-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By stevebiker

I've only had single-malt scotch once. It was...

I've only had single-malt scotch once. It was pure "firewater." No real taste. Just pure fire. What type may it have been?
Forum: Foo
05-07-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By stevebiker

I think that's it.

I think that's it.
Forum: Foo
05-06-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By stevebiker

Nice try, but no bazooka. If you saw either...

Nice try, but no bazooka.

If you saw either of those two scenes, you'd know it. I've looked at subsequent Dirty Harry movies, and it's not any of them.
Forum: Foo
05-06-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By stevebiker

What's the title of this 1970s movie?

I remember a crime movie that came out in the early 1970s, but don't remember the title. It is not Dirty Harry. A couple of scenes are:

--Bad guy is running from a cop through a long tunnel,...
Forum: Foo
04-19-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By stevebiker

If you have a high amount of unsecured debt, such...

If you have a high amount of unsecured debt, such as credit cards or medical bills, you may want to consider a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. Especially if paying the credit cards is making it hard to...
Forum: Foo
04-16-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By stevebiker

Yeah, and I could swear that I heard it in a...

Yeah, and I could swear that I heard it in a 1940s or Depression-era movie.

I did a Google search and only came up with Taxi Driver, but unless I'm hallucinating, I saw it in an old movie. Like...
Forum: Foo
04-15-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By stevebiker

"Suck on This" - which old movie?

Which old gangster movie -- from the 1940s or thereabouts -- has the scene where a gangster puts a p.i.s.t.o.l to another guy's gut and says "suck on this!" before pulling the trigger?

It's not...
Forum: Foo
04-09-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 152,137
Posted By stevebiker

Heard Paul McCartney's "Hi Hi Hi" (1972, Wings)...

Heard Paul McCartney's "Hi Hi Hi" (1972, Wings) yesterday. God, that was good music. I thought it was the Beatles at first.

Well, when I met you at the station
You were standing with a bootleg...
Forum: Foo
04-08-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By stevebiker

That's what Facebook is all about. Selling your...

That's what Facebook is all about. Selling your information. Slimeballs. Facefraud claims that something like half the world's population is a "member." They use this lie to puff up their stock...
Forum: Foo
04-07-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By stevebiker

You're not the only one. An NFL quarterback got...

You're not the only one. An NFL quarterback got the snap recently and threw the ball straight up in the air, 50 feet or so. The opposing team caught it.

When the coach went out on the field to...
Forum: Foo
04-07-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By stevebiker

Smartphones. Don't want one. My 2002 Motorola...

Smartphones. Don't want one. My 2002 Motorola Dumbphone works just fine.

I'll keep my dumbphone. It's never heard of photos or email, but it sure can talk. And I've dropped it on its head...
Forum: Foo
03-30-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,623
Posted By stevebiker

Go to bed with as many chicks as you can. Older...

Go to bed with as many chicks as you can. Older women, especially if they have kids, just aren't very interested.

Not to mention the ravages of age and childbearing.
Forum: Foo
03-29-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By stevebiker

Weebly is it. Weebly is da schnitz!

Weebly is it.

Weebly is da schnitz!
Forum: Foo
03-06-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By stevebiker

I tried Squarespace, and it was very...

I tried Squarespace, and it was very user-unfriendly. Obtuse or missing instructions, for one thing.

Right now I'm looking at GoDaddy. Anyone use them for website building?
Forum: Foo
03-05-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By stevebiker

Easy to use webpage builder - recommendations?

Hi all,

What is an easy to use website builder, that a non-technical person can use? One with a reasonable monthly fee to maintain the site.

I can register my domain elsewhere if necessary,...
Forum: Foo
02-03-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By stevebiker

Ever find money?

The other day, I found a $20 bill in the street. When I was in college, I found money on the sidewalk or nearby several times, almost always $20 bills.

What gets me is that I've never found any...
Forum: Foo
01-29-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,807
Posted By stevebiker

How about Shampoo? Southern California in...

How about Shampoo?

Southern California in the late 1960s, and your chicks for free!
Forum: Foo
01-29-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By stevebiker

Where was the poorhouse?

My grandparents used to speak of the poorhouse. Or poor house. Like, "if you don't work, you'll end up in the poorhouse" - or to that effect.

It's probably a term from the Depression, which they...
10-10-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,816
Posted By stevebiker

Street shorts and flip-flops is my standard gear....

Street shorts and flip-flops is my standard gear. I'll never wear spandex or other weird-looking cycling clothing. To tell you the truth, guys who wear skin-tight spandex look gay.

Now, with...
Forum: Foo
07-19-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,121
Posted By stevebiker

Anyone agree that she had a really nice ass?

Anyone agree that she had a really nice ass?
Forum: Foo
07-18-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,121
Posted By stevebiker

Mary had a real nice ass back in the 60s and 70s....

Mary had a real nice ass back in the 60s and 70s. She wore these sleek black pants that showed off her cute ass, resulting in one advertiser complaining about them ... "watch the undercupping,"...
Forum: Foo
07-17-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By stevebiker

Putin wrote lyrics to "When I Was Young"

We all know Eric Burdon & the Animals wrote the music, but I was surprised to find out that the words to "When I Was Young" were taken from an early draft of Putin's autobiography, which lifted...
07-14-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,839
Posted By stevebiker

I agree.

I agree.
07-14-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,839
Posted By stevebiker

I thought of that at the time, but the woods are...

I thought of that at the time, but the woods are pretty thick in that area and I probably wouldn't have found him even if I'd stopped immediately, and I didn't have anything except my bare hands to...
07-14-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,839
Posted By stevebiker

Rabbit ran into my bike, lost a leg

In my area the rabbit population has exploded. They're everywhere.

The other day, I was riding along and a rabbit was by the side of the bike path. So I gave him a couple feet of room,...
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