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Forum: Life after FIRE 01-28-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,950
Posted By Avalon
This is very good advice. After retiring, I...

This is very good advice.
After retiring, I started trying to jog myself back into shape. It was helping, but it wasn't something I looked forward to.

After a twist of fate, I found myself...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-16-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Avalon
Same here. I was adjusting the mixture on my...

Same here. I was adjusting the mixture on my son's plane before takeoff. It was a Super Tigre 60 engine at full throttle, and I got in too much of a hurry. Doc said it was like trying to stitch...
Forum: Travel Information 09-22-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By Avalon
LAX was the last airport I ever departed from....

LAX was the last airport I ever departed from. I'd taken a bus from Long beach Naval shipyard. That was May of 1969. I was done with a chapter in my life and ready to be home. LAX didn't seem so bad...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,594
Posted By Avalon
It's not just the trade war hurting farmers. RIN...

It's not just the trade war hurting farmers. RIN waivers granted to refiners is taking a toll also.

A fairly recent article: https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/07/31/145604/

A northwest Iowa...
Forum: Other topics 05-25-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 381,725
Posted By Avalon
Today's pet peeve is people letting their pit...

Today's pet peeve is people letting their pit bulls run loose to attack bicyclers. And today's pit bull was introduced to Fox brand pepper spray.
Animal control was also contacted, but I've never...
Forum: Other topics 04-24-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Avalon
As of yesterday, this is the newest addition to...

As of yesterday, this is the newest addition to our family. No, it's not mine and not from Mecum or Barret.
It should arrive from Florida in several days I'm told.
...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-07-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 12,304
Posted By Avalon
I believe most of my favorites have already been...

I believe most of my favorites have already been mentioned. Some 'off the beaten path' movies that I enjoyed:

- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- All that Jazz
- Cat People
- Brokeback...
Forum: Other topics 09-10-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 318,007
Posted By Avalon
I recently ran across this site. If you like a...

I recently ran across this site. If you like a certain author, enter the author's name and you'll be shown other's who may interest you.

https://www.literature-map.com/
The closer two writers ...
Forum: Other topics 07-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By Avalon
I agree with other posters that it's a general...

I agree with other posters that it's a general purpose tire. It reminds me of tires I've seen made by Duro.
Do you plan to ride it on paved trails, off road, both? What make is the bike?
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,827
Posted By Avalon
I'm using a Vibrelli pump. Pleased with it so...

I'm using a Vibrelli pump. Pleased with it so far.
https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Floor-Guage-Glueless-Puncture/dp/B017ADD9N4

Topeak is also a popular brand. This is their mid priced pump....
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By Avalon
I don't have any personal experience with...

I don't have any personal experience with e-bikes, but this sticky thread on Bike forums may be of help to you. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,599
Posted By Avalon
No problem. Something else that may interest...

No problem.
Something else that may interest you (and I believe you may have been in a position to already know this) is that Vietnamese pilots were being trained at the AFBs in San Antonia. If my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,599
Posted By Avalon
Thanks. Much of that is history I never knew. ...

Thanks. Much of that is history I never knew.
I've only been near the lake a couple of times. We would load up and go help out at a place just south of what I think is called English Crossing now....
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,599
Posted By Avalon
Pretty interesting how that area has grown up. I...

Pretty interesting how that area has grown up. I spent most of my youth on a ranch not far from where OP is. That area was all big ranches at the time. This would be late 50s through the 60s. My...
Forum: Other topics 05-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 318,007
Posted By Avalon
Over the winter I became a fan of author Robert...

Over the winter I became a fan of author Robert Harris. All of his books are entertaining enough that I cant say one is a favorite. Munich was the first of his books that I read....
Forum: Other topics 05-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Avalon
I don't believe you're missing anything. Those...

I don't believe you're missing anything. Those aluminum threads get stretched and fussy to work with over time.
One of my bikes is an older hybrid with likely a similar set up. I've gotten to where...
Forum: Other topics 05-10-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Avalon
Maybe try squeezing the top of the caliper while...

Maybe try squeezing the top of the caliper while adjusting barrel. This puts the pads against the wheel and should put slack in the cable. That would relieve the spring tension you're working against.
Forum: Other topics 02-11-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 318,007
Posted By Avalon
Just finished reading All the President's Men, by...

Just finished reading All the President's Men, by Bernstein and Woodward. A very detailed timeline of the events of those days.
Now reading a sort of followup titled The Secret Man, by Woodward.
Forum: Other topics 01-24-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 318,007
Posted By Avalon
Yep, my experience as well. Reading...

Yep, my experience as well.

Reading 'Mayflower' right now. Interesting so far.
https://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Story-Courage-Community-War/dp/0143111973

Next up is Killers of the Flower...
Forum: Other topics 01-16-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 318,007
Posted By Avalon
I'm also reading this book. It's good so far, but...

I'm also reading this book. It's good so far, but not holding me like The Martian did.

The best book I've read this winter is 'Before the Dawn' (also mentioned in this thread). Fascinating read.
Forum: Other topics 11-03-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By Avalon
The only bit of confusion I ran into is that my...

The only bit of confusion I ran into is that my extinguisher had 2 slightly different model numbers. One below the other. I flipped a coin and entered one. After I submitted the info, the site...
Forum: Other topics 11-03-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By Avalon
Thank you for posting. I have one on the recall...

Thank you for posting. I have one on the recall list.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-25-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 316,730
Posted By Avalon
While out for my morning bike ride, I came across...

While out for my morning bike ride, I came across a young red-tailed hawk that had been hit by a car and badly injured. Rode home to get my vehicle, and transported it to a wildlife rehab center. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,833
Posted By Avalon
98 Toyota Tacoma 2011 Avalon limited

98 Toyota Tacoma
2011 Avalon limited
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-23-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,962
Posted By Avalon
As mentioned above, let retirement unfold. Having...

As mentioned above, let retirement unfold. Having a vision of what retirement should be like may disappoint. It's been 11 years now for me. I'm thankful for no longer having to 'punch the time clock'...
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