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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:23 am 
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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Why do I have to minimize photos so much to get them to posts here? They come out pixilated and blurry once I’ve done that.

+ If you are using the zoom on your cell phone when you take a picture that will make them pixelated to start with. It’s not an optical zoom. More like cropping an image


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 pm 
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I had a great ride with the Mrs. and the local postman today.
As those rides usually happen in a very comfortable pace, I picked one of the old rides.

https://www.huckingkitty.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1901&start=210#p42722

It's incredible how much effort it takes, to operate a bike that is sporting down tube shifters, when you're used to STI.
When I was young, I recall riding single handed in city traffic, shifting to keep perfect cadence. Now I seem to get uncomfortable doing so above 40-45km/h :laughing-rolling:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:50 am 
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Probably in part due to so many different bikes with different shifters. Have to pause and recall shifting techniques for the bike you’re on


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 pm 
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Yeah, you're probably right.
Normally I just have to remember, if it's a double or a triple ring, the rest is for 98% of my bikes the same (Shimano 9sp, mostly Dura ace).
Here everything is different, and the gear ratios are funny as well.

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Good stuff Magura!

On Friday, I went for a ride. But, not a bike ride, a sportfishing boat ride. We fished in 240 feet and caught some of these (red snapper). Nice eyes, huh? That's what decompression will do to ya. :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:09 pm 
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Lover Red Snapper. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:18 pm 
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Out on the fatty in the old hood. Canal is brown from all the run off. Been a soggy year

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Was happy to find that others have taken over my old trails and keeping up on maintenance. Old school methods. A tree falls that’s too big to wheelie pop you pile branches before and after. Then ride


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:23 pm 
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Cool. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Hawgzilla wrote:
Good stuff Magura!

On Friday, I went for a ride. But, not a bike ride, a sportfishing boat ride. We fished in 240 feet and caught some of these (red snapper). Nice eyes, huh? That's what decompression will do to ya. :shock:


That's deeper than anything we have around here :o
Are they any good for eating?


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Magura wrote:
Hawgzilla wrote:
Good stuff Magura!

On Friday, I went for a ride. But, not a bike ride, a sportfishing boat ride. We fished in 240 feet and caught some of these (red snapper). Nice eyes, huh? That's what decompression will do to ya. :shock:


That's deeper than anything we have around here :o
Are they any good for eating?


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The particular species that I shared in the pic (Vermillion Rockfish, aka, "Red Snapper") is delicious. The others that live with it are good but not as good. 240' is nothing compared to the old days. I've fished on the bottom in 600' many times and even as much as 900' before. Nowadays, we have depth restrictions from over fishing. It gives some of the threatened species a chance to repopulate. Max depth to fish along Cali is 360' now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:26 am 
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Can’t imagine what one would pull up from 900’ that would look delicious


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900', that's no longer a fishing reel, but simply a huge roll of braided rope! :D
Gotta take forever to just roll in the line? Or do you have electrical winches these days?

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Magura wrote:
900', that's no longer a fishing reel, but simply a huge roll of braided rope! :D
Gotta take forever to just roll in the line? Or do you have electrical winches these days?

Magura :)


Some guys used electric reels, but we (my buds) insisted on using "man power". It would take a solid 10-15 minutes of turning the handle to reel up from 900', longer if you had some fish on the line. We would fish anywhere from 6-10 hooks on the deep water adventures. The reels used for up to 600-700 feet were Penn Senator 6/0. For the 900 feet stuff we used Penn Senator 9/0 reels, which could stop a VW Bug that was trying to drive away, lol.


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:o Damn!!!! Those reels are big!

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Did two Dawn Patrol rides a few days back and I meant to this morning but I overslept. Darn Full Moon! I made up for it with an Afternoon Delight instead. Did the usual Cherry Canyon Loop from home but I added Glendale Sports Complex (GSC) to it this time. First time I've ridden that stuff in months. Sticky out but we've had a stiff breeze going for a few days now which helps. Temps were in the low 80s.

Blue skies for everyone!!! :D


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Noice......... :lol:

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Noice......... :lol:


He’s quite a photog. :laughing-rolling:


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