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by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The 9-11 good news / simple pleasures thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: The 9-11 good news / simple pleasures thread

My Cats, my bicycles, my Patterson (and all other) books!

But as I live in this new nightmare state, I might add alcohol, marijuana, nostalgia for the good old days...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16415

Re: (almost) everybody else loses!

Disaster as generally agreed (unless you're in the power/money/military/theocracy elite of the US), but at least you all there in the UK just nixed a trade pact - we poor (and admittedly collectively, awesomely stupid and immature) yanks now have to live in a complete nightmare regime! However, I am...
by hujev
8 Nov 2016, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is there anything nice to say about Donald?
Replies: 142
Views: 5398

Re: Is there anything nice to say about Donald?

No, hail no! He's a hypernarcisistic emotionally crippled know-nothing mental midget with a mind that never progressed from the 10-year old rich kid he was 60 years ago. And an buttock-orifice too. And a would-be fascist. I say 'would be', because he like most americans know nothing about fascism or...
by hujev
3 Nov 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5035

Re: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

Sorry, I look at these all the time so forgot to add - yep, it's a CIR (colo[u]r infrared, in false colo[u]r) - red here is the 'greenest' vegetation (spruce forests & birch shrublands on south-facing and lower elevations), the orangey part is alpine dwarf shrub and such, and the blue-gray is li...
by hujev
1 Nov 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5035

Re: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

As an aside, speaking of hillshading, ever notice how a hill-shaded map always has the 'sun' coming from the north (or top of map)? Try it; take one and turn it upside-down - the hills will look like valleys, and vice-versa. Here's a couple maps I made for a project: http://rjl.us/nauka/botany/FWSma...
by hujev
12 Oct 2016, 11:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A pair of badgers in the garden
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: A pair of badgers in the garden

Not sure about the marriage, but We Want Pictures!!, please!
by hujev
16 Sep 2016, 3:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: USA elections
Replies: 32
Views: 1044

Re: USA elections

[rant and rave here, please ignore and read about bottom-bracket compatibility or at least the CTC-CUK debacle instead!] The thing that scares me the most (i'm an american, and stuck here for better or worse far as I can tell) is that there are far, far more stupid people in this country than the me...
by hujev
9 Sep 2016, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.
Replies: 50
Views: 2015

Re: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.

13-32 5sp could be made for half step, but I'm not sure and don't care -- all with tony oliver's ranting and raving in his 'touring bikes' book about his gear setup - something about how people (the americans in particular I think he mentions) seem thrilled with 'a theoretician's delight' of complic...
by hujev
9 Sep 2016, 1:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.
Replies: 50
Views: 2015

Re: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.

I only have ever used friction shifting and never needed anything more complicated, Well, about a dozen years ago I had some giant brand mountain bike with click shifting that I never could adjust properly. Friction shifting is so simple that I don't understand any need for anything else; it's like ...
by hujev
8 Sep 2016, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: One armed cyclist looking for inspiration
Replies: 31
Views: 12214

Re: One armed cyclist looking for inspiration

And, I just saw this post:
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=98365.0
in reference to a one-armed BMXer!

All of these provide inspiration to me, a two-armed cyclist who could use three sometimes...
by hujev
8 Sep 2016, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5035

... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

Hi - american here with 'mid 20th century British cycling' (small c) kink. I'm a Big fan of ~1920s-1980s British cycle writing, cycles, tours, CTC history, etc. My latest study topic is Bartholomew's 1/2" maps... After reading here & there about them (and seeing old adverts), I recently bou...
by hujev
23 Aug 2016, 11:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 541
Views: 61845

Re: Pictures of your tents.

http://hujev.net/image/velo/med/m00782a-20090803.jpg Hilleberg Akto (I hate this tent - looks fine here, but it condenses like a greenhouse in all conditions... I finally stopped using it and now use a tent that actually keeps me dry - rain or shine!) Lake Superior shoreline, Luce County Michigan, ...
by hujev
23 Aug 2016, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat bar hybrid/tourer for recent retiree
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Flat bar hybrid/tourer for recent retiree

I suggest looking at the Stanforth Kibo: http://www.stanforthbikes.co.uk/ a few versions available (26", 650, Rolhoff, a 700c coming soon, etc.). Very sensible geometry for touring on or off road, well made in England, no-nonsense. Price quite fair, esp. considering well-regarded builder (Lee C...
by hujev
11 Aug 2016, 12:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Ideal Country
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: The Ideal Country

Yank here. Since this is a theoretical post, how about Frank Patterson's Britain? I'd go in a second (if I could!) I don't like heat so'd need a cool northern temperate climate. Need low population density. Cycling paths or roads of course. Good food for sale in shops and beer and wine too (latter c...
by hujev
12 Jul 2016, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ohms & satellite coax
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Ohms & satellite coax

Perhaps if you can coax the satellite down a little lower, then you'll get better signals. I'm only replying with this wisecrack since I was puzzled about the title, and see that the poor puzzlingly titled thread hadn't gotten any replies. One time, years ago - before the itern(y)et - I'd've been ab...