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02-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By autonomy

When my daughter was 2.5ish-4, we would haul her...

When my daughter was 2.5ish-4, we would haul her kick scooter with us. Much better than even a travel stroller, she could roll around town without getting too tired, and when she did she would just...
02-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By autonomy

I'm not a gearing expert, but not sure there's...

I'm not a gearing expert, but not sure there's such a thing as 'appropriate kids gear range' - sounds like Woom thinks theirs is appropriate, but your kids are just too athletic?
From Frog's website...
02-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 51,615
Posted By autonomy

The OP's kids are 21 at this point :roflmao: ...

The OP's kids are 21 at this point :roflmao:

However, if you assume that other people are going to stumble on this topic in this day and age, kids bikes are heavy because manufacturers use cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,461
Posted By autonomy

Another 'Dale checking in. ...

Another 'Dale checking in.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/kanc_pass_b784cfd4ef2d8edab90a8af25262ed285ede71a7.jpg

My other bike is a steelie :P
12-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,659
Posted By autonomy

This thread is useless without selfies!

This thread is useless without selfies!
12-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,431
Posted By autonomy

The problem was that your tires had nothing to...

The problem was that your tires had nothing to push against (hardpack under the gravel) and were sinking into the gravel. Same idea as fatbikes on sand or snow - you gotta float over it. Knobs...
Forum: Northeast
11-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By autonomy

Ah, congratulations on hitting some of the...

Ah, congratulations on hitting some of the notorious roads/climbs of D2R2. I thought the climb northward after Bardwells Ferry Bridge (awesome place) was finally going to be the place where my wife...
11-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By autonomy

Perfect advice, not much more to add except maybe...

Perfect advice, not much more to add except maybe that the worst thing short-term (months) would be your chain rusts and seizes. Eventually, all other metal parts, even rust-resistant bolts will...
11-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By autonomy

I second this. If your lifestyle allows you to...

I second this. If your lifestyle allows you to own a Giulia, you can store this for a few more years (assuming SWMBO allows). It may not be a flashy one, but when the time comes and you can hand it...
11-17-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By autonomy

That's a great point - both Maine and NH DOTs...

That's a great point - both Maine and NH DOTs have lists of curated cycling routes (or tours, in ME's case). I have done 3 of NH's official routes and they're pretty good.

VT does have lots of...
10-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By autonomy

Here it's Every person operating a motor...

Here it's
Every person operating a motor vehicle shall bring the vehicle and the motor propelling it immediately to a stop when approaching a cow, horse or other draft animal being led, ridden or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By autonomy

My glueless patches dried out after a couple of...

My glueless patches dried out after a couple of years. Just not strong enough to hold.

Tubeless, eh? Between my two bikes and several thousands miles of riding, my last puncture was over 3 years...
10-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,549
Posted By autonomy

It's about the lifestlye. Look at people with...

It's about the lifestlye. Look at people with Jeeps and other such 'offroaders' who never take them off pavement, or maybe only a couple times a year?

I was riding my road bike with 28mm tires...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

For anyone planning on heading out to the...

For anyone planning on heading out to the Minuteman National Park, beware that there are many, many large trees down mostly between Bloody Angle and Brooks Village. On the west side of the boardwalk,...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, good point about NH. So, I ended up...

Yeah, good point about NH.

So, I ended up parking at the Loon 'day use area' for an out and back to the pass: https://goo.gl/maps/tRFNwQPAdiN3MVeMA. There is just a sign saying 'no overnight...
Forum: Northeast
10-05-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By autonomy

Lincoln, NH parking - riding the Kanc

Want to tap into the collective wisdom of experience here. Anyone ride the Kancamagus from the Lincoln side? What's the best public place to park for 4-5 hours? I found some public rides on RWGPS...
09-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,549
Posted By autonomy

Absolutely, even more comfortable ever since I...

Absolutely, even more comfortable ever since I got lower-pressure 50mm tires for this kind of stuff (as opposed to high-PSI 40mm):
...
08-24-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,186
Posted By autonomy

This is what came to note here. Used to be $50...

This is what came to note here. Used to be $50 worth of stuff would get you free shipping, now it's $106 (about 81 GBP). Regular shipping is $16. My wife and her German friend send each other...
08-14-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,248
Posted By autonomy

I really have no opinion on fasted training. If...

I really have no opinion on fasted training. If it works for you, great! Your and others' interpretations weren't in line with what I meant, so I'll openly admit that my original statement was...
08-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,248
Posted By autonomy

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up...

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up feeling like I was "bonking" and I never stated I do. But if I don't eat and do a hard workout, expending half or more of my daily recommended...
08-14-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,248
Posted By autonomy

I'm not that surprised to hear that someone on...

I'm not that surprised to hear that someone on the internet knows more about my body's metabolism than I do :) My original post stated, in simple terms, that I would not want to have the displeasure...
08-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,248
Posted By autonomy

Are you that bothered that some people burn more...

Are you that bothered that some people burn more than 400 calories in a day? :foo:
08-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,250
Posted By autonomy

- So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK...

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So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK SK+s and the verdict is... I love them.
They feel slower, but at 40-50PSI I have had no trouble beating Strava records I've set on this same bike with...
08-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By autonomy

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm...

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm GK SK+ at 50PSI (on the road) on my steel adventure bike and I noticed 'sluggishness' as well, but Strava says I've had no trouble beating records...
08-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,248
Posted By autonomy

2 x pieces of multigrain toast with almond butter...

2 x pieces of multigrain toast with almond butter & jam, some cheese, double espresso. This will last me about 2 hrs (30ish miles). If I think I'll be out past that, I'll bring a Clif bar which will...
07-22-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By autonomy

There's always going to be someone who's more fit...

There's always going to be someone who's more fit or who rides more. Pro riders count, right?

https://www.strava.com/activities/3544958783
07-22-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By autonomy

A bike cover is useful but beware of trapping...

A bike cover is useful but beware of trapping moisture under it, either through humidity or leaks (through the seams). For once I will agree with fietsbob that you would want to use a sealed bag, not...
07-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By autonomy

My kid's Piccolo trailer doesn't have bottle...

My kid's Piccolo trailer doesn't have bottle mounts so I zip-tied a regular/cheapo aluminum bottle cage and put her Camelbak Eddy in it. Works just fine.
07-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By autonomy

I got one as a filler for my wife's Sierra order...

I got one as a filler for my wife's Sierra order as I could've used an extra bottle. I'm sold! Could be a bit bigger in volume, but it looks like you can just buy the cap separately...
07-21-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By autonomy

There are some really good gems coming out of...

There are some really good gems coming out of China but there's also an ocean of crud. My $10 phone mount from Amazon is really well-made and I'm perfectly happy with it; had it not been, I would've...
07-17-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,250
Posted By autonomy

These two were my top choices in the size that...

These two were my top choices in the size that fits my bike. I could not source Terreno Dry in 2.1", so I opted for 50mm GravelKings. Just installed them last night, so haven't tried them, but all...
07-07-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,371
Posted By autonomy

For me OsmAnd had voice turned on on all my...

For me OsmAnd had voice turned on on all my phones by default. However, there's something you should be aware of when following GPX routes.

All OsmAnd does in that case is overlay the route on its...
07-06-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By autonomy

Sure, but pretty much everything in your link is...

Sure, but pretty much everything in your link is shipped directly from China (i.e. not available from the States) which would likely take a while.
Granted, you are sorting by lowest price first, but...
06-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By autonomy

BIKE magazine BikeRadar BikeRumor but my...

BIKE magazine
BikeRadar
BikeRumor

but my favorite two are
TheRadavist (I think it's been called a 'bicycle fashion' blog :D)
CyclingTips - high quality content from Australia
06-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,511
Posted By autonomy

These dumb things are all over the place here in...

These dumb things are all over the place here in MA, you are guaranteed to seem them early mornings or late afternoons. Mostly grazing in the fields or lawns, but sometimes they slowly, stupidly...
06-30-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,870
Posted By autonomy

For me, one meter is from my fingertips to the...

For me, one meter is from my fingertips to the armpit of the opposite arm (that's including the torso); I imagine it's similar for most people. I'm 5'11".

If a driver stays 1m/3ft away and doesn't...
06-29-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By autonomy

Anecdotal, but I noticed that tires have been...

Anecdotal, but I noticed that tires have been disappearing from websites (at least wide 700c tires, that's what I've been looking for). Friend says outdoor stuff like paddleboards/etc. have seen a...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By autonomy

How rough of a trail are you willing to handle?...

How rough of a trail are you willing to handle? There's not a whole lot of flat-ish, unpaved roads around here. From my stack, Minuteman NP in Lexington/Lincoln is great, Reformatory Branch trail in...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, that is a route 66 that is more manageable...

Yeah, that is a route 66 that is more manageable than the one everyone tours on :)

For the Knightville Dam road, well... the first mile, mile and a half it's pretty smooth from what I remember,...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By autonomy

I always wanted to but never had the opportunity...

I always wanted to but never had the opportunity to cycle on 66. If you go long enough west on 66 (8mi), you will eventually hit 112. There are a couple of places of interest I would love to come...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By autonomy

Oh yeah, 202/10 South right after crossing the...

Oh yeah, 202/10 South right after crossing the Pike looks like a nightmare to me, with the interchange and all the businesses that people will be turning into/out of, and what looks to be a 45mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,467
Posted By autonomy

And then there are people who go all-out...

And then there are people who go all-out "Morning, how are ya?" from the opposite side of the road as we pass each other at a combined velocity of 30mph :D
Forum: Northeast
06-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By autonomy

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here...

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here on quiet roads (once you get away from the busier towns). My first suggestion is to check out the Strava heat map...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

That's some serious mileage! As they say about...

That's some serious mileage!
As they say about any hobby, "a bad day doing ___ is still better then a good day in the office".
In other news, D2R2 is cancelled for this year, so I've got nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,467
Posted By autonomy

Same experience here (but replace Seven/Rapha...

Same experience here (but replace Seven/Rapha with more budget-friendly Cannondale/DHB) - and then I noticed the username :D (we ride the same roads)
I usually do the head nod, see a lot of cyclists...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during...

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during this quarantine. While I did not feel a strong urge to get on the bike, the weather was really nice, and I had even less desire to spend yet another...
05-27-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,176
Posted By autonomy

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can...

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can tell a clone of Salsa Vaya, on clearance at something like 20% off. Was super excited to pick it up from the store, it was assembled fine. Discovered...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter...

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter traffic cutting through.



More than just a bit, and you can continue past Spring St. That's part of Across Lexington, route H:...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's...

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's the thing, you can do something 100 times and on the 101st find out something new. We can poke around and slowly discover all these new routes...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,156
Views: 1,074,639
Posted By autonomy

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel...

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel like I've definitely left the 'cool' group. Regardless, I'm at a point where I'm having trouble telling age - I think they were more in the...
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