LoneRider

Real NameMike Callen
Joined2012-07
Last Visited2019-10
LocationUnknown

Out of work high school teacher. I enjoy riding my Harley, smoking a pipe filled with a good Enlglish blend while reading and enjoying some good coffee. Four grown kids and a wife of 41 years (oh, the things she puts up with :) )

Many Italians. The beginning of a 7-day set by Michael Parks inspired by sea images. My most recent investment was a Larryson calabash I bought at the Chicago show (something I look forward to every year). My favorite sentimental pipe is a 1972 Caminetto New Dear egg inscribed by both Ascorti and Radice. It was my second relatively expesive pipe ($65 at the time). Favorite tobaccoes are: Maltese Falcon, Spilman Mixture, Nording's Fox/Hound, and Distinguished Gentleman.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2012-07-21 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 68 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

23 reviews
114 helpful votes
4 star:
9 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
4 Recommended
2 star:
4 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
6 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7, Latakia 3.7, Burley 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.6

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2019-10-19 Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs (The Old Ones) 10 5 ★★★★ 2.8
2018-08-04 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 156 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-08-02 Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop - Father Dempsey 61 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2018-06-08 Cornell & Diehl - Vieux Carré (Cellar Series) 11 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-04-13 Peretti - Blend No.52 (Burley Blends) 10 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-02-23 Peretti - No Name (Burley Blends) 15 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.4
2016-02-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 157 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-02-23 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 172 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-02-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Scotch Mixture 26 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2015-07-23 McClelland - Grey Havens (Craftsbury Series) 81 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2015-07-17 Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch 36 21 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-08-15 Savinelli - Essenza Cipriota 16 12 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-08-15 Drew Estate - Meat Pie 39 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-06-01 Peretti - Blend No.333 (Burley Blends) 43 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2014-03-28 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 143 10 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-10-03 Two Friends - Redwood 34 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2013-02-14 Nording - Fox Hound (Hunter Blend) 25 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.2
2012-10-14 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 201 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-09-05 Cornell & Diehl - Da Vinci 57 17 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-07-27 Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 116 7 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-07-27 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 199 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-07-26 McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series) 370 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-07-21 G. L. Pease - Sextant (Old London Series) 68 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3