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07-11-19, 09:19 AM
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Posted By groth

Your city crew must hate cyclists. That bridge is...

Your city crew must hate cyclists. That bridge is deadly.
Replies: 9
Views: 3,562
Posted By groth

Never heard of a plantar plate tear. Have had...

Never heard of a plantar plate tear. Have had plantar fasciitis. Painful and it took a long time to go away.
06-15-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,136
Posted By groth

Not even close! I'm 73, still putting on the...

Not even close! I'm 73, still putting on the miles - 2100+ so far this year.

- Ed
Replies: 2
Views: 2,114
Posted By groth

Not sure about asymmetric, but you could try...

Not sure about asymmetric, but you could try short cranks or crank shorteners. I suppose if you did that only on the left, it would be asymmetric! In any case, crank shorteners are what I used before...
06-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By groth

Having your bikes with you on a long road trip is...

Having your bikes with you on a long road trip is great. Back in 2017, my friend and I did a 6000 mile road trip from NJ out to Wyoming to see the eclipse. It was a big loop going through the Dakotas...
05-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,949
Posted By groth

My main bike is a 2013 Trek 520. It came with...

My main bike is a 2013 Trek 520. It came with mountain bike gearing: 48-36-26 rings and an 11-32 9-speed cassette. I walked some hills on the cross NY state ride that summer, so I swapped out the...
03-31-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

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Candace and me in front of the Old Rock Church, Rocktown, NJ, March 29, 2019.
03-11-19, 02:25 PM
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Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

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Snowy barn on March 9, 2019 in southern Hunterdon County, NJ
Forum: Northeast
12-23-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By groth

Yes, very interesting. Thanks!

Yes, very interesting. Thanks!
10-14-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Narrower rims seem to work fine - there was even...

Narrower rims seem to work fine - there was even enough travel in the brake adjustments that I didn't have to reclamp the brake cables.

- Ed
10-12-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Well, I still have the rims. Trying to make...

Well, I still have the rims.

Trying to make the bike rideable, including in wet conditions, I replaced the brake pads with salmon pads. But the braking was still awful, mainly because the rims had...
10-11-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Thanks. I did and measured 23 inches. Previously...

Thanks. I did and measured 23 inches. Previously I had made some measurements (not between the correct points) and got numbers that were closer to 21 than 23 inches. Web page corrected.

Also...
10-10-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Big Chief - What do you measure to figure...

Big Chief -

What do you measure to figure out the frame size?

Thanks,
Ed
10-10-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Resurrecting a 1972 Raleigh Sports

I've finished the resurrection (at least for now) and as promised here are some photos and the story of the bike.

Actually, I made a web page with photos and the history:

Resurrecting an...
09-21-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

Thanks, and to Salubrious as well. Mine is a...

Thanks, and to Salubrious as well.

Mine is a 72-1 unlined hub. (Also, it's 40 - 32, rear - front and a 9 point heron ring.)
...
09-21-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,026,909
Posted By groth

What's the difference between a lined and an...

What's the difference between a lined and an unlined AW hub? (How would you tell which one you have and why would it matter?)

Thanks,
Ed
08-18-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

From the FANY Ride

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/img_3552_7afee76106bebbc277abdcbd9a4fcaa70d6dd914.jpg

The "Mud Lock" on the Cayuga-Senaca Canal. A boat is locking through to Cayuga...
03-02-18, 12:54 PM
11-07-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,382
Posted By groth

How about a tandem trike?

Here's a trike I got to try and help my late wife get some exercise. Turns out it's good for parades. Here's a friend and me in the Titusville, NJ 4th of July parade this year!

- Ed
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06-08-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,351
Posted By groth

From the title, thought it would be a post about...

From the title, thought it would be a post about cycling to lose weight!
Forum: Northeast
05-17-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By groth

Yes, there is a climb leaving Lambertville, and...

Yes, there is a climb leaving Lambertville, and more hills to Hopewell.
02-14-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,576
Posted By groth

Yes, this is the one I like too!

Yes, this is the one I like too!
11-24-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By groth

Does the UCI have rules about drafting a horse???

Does the UCI have rules about drafting a horse???
10-20-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,885
Posted By groth

One more advantage presta: You want to carry a...

One more advantage presta: You want to carry a spare tube or two. You want it to be as small as possible. Have you ever tried to get all the air out of a Schraeder? (I suppose you could remove the...
10-20-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By groth

No cartilage in the right knee here. Did physical...

No cartilage in the right knee here. Did physical therapy, still a lot of pain. Next step was Synvisc. Doc said some people get an injection and they're fine for years. Others need an injection every...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,059
Posted By groth

Yes. The trike is 11 feet long. The trailer bed...

Yes. The trike is 11 feet long. The trailer bed is 12' x 5'. There are fittings on it to hold the trailer and two upright bikes. Most of the weight of the loaded trailer is just the trailer, so it...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,059
Posted By groth

With a trailer

Here's one way:

http://www.edandjane.net/Home/Great_Finger_Lakes_Bicycle_Tour,_June_10-12,_2016_files/media/IMG_2536/IMG_2536.jpg

Ready to depart for the Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour...
Replies: 21
Views: 5,001
Posted By groth

I'm with the Mom! Probably the most important...

I'm with the Mom! Probably the most important thing to the kid is to be like other kids. If he's on a trike the teasing from the other kids will be overwhelming. Let him try, he probably won't get...
03-11-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By groth

All these numbers in the high teens or low...

All these numbers in the high teens or low twenties are way beyond what I can do! On the 2014 FANY ride (Five-hundred-miles Across New York), I rode 475.6 miles in 42.57 (moving) hours over 7 days....
02-23-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,145
Posted By groth

28 miles on Valentine's Day with high about 14 F...

28 miles on Valentine's Day with high about 14 F and wind chill about -10 F!

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/7854430
02-15-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
Posted By groth

A couple of years ago, I had my once every 5...

A couple of years ago, I had my once every 5 years colonoscopy. You don't go under anesthesia you, but are strongly sedated, so you're in the recovery room until you wake up.

I first woke up to an...
01-04-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,737
Posted By groth

Yes, I've had long lasting saddle sores. Several...

Yes, I've had long lasting saddle sores. Several sores ago, I got fed up and started googling cures. I was going to just include the link, but it seems that the link is broken.

Anyway, the gist of...
01-01-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,874
Posted By groth

January 1, 2016 ride was a 20.2 mile loop to...

January 1, 2016 ride was a 20.2 mile loop to Washington's Crossing. Gray, windy and chilly, but still good to be on the bike!

- Ed
01-01-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By groth

My last ride of 2015 was on December 31. Rode...

My last ride of 2015 was on December 31. Rode over to the Tiger's Tale in Rocky Hill for a late lunch. On the way back, I realized I was close to getting 4200 miles for the year, so I added a couple...
11-16-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

Today (November 16, 2015) was beautiful here in...

Today (November 16, 2015) was beautiful here in NJ. Low 60s. So I rode down to Washington's Crossing and only needed to wear a jersey and shorts!

Here's a shot from the Washington's Crossing...
11-11-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By groth

I recommend Toastie Toes (chemical toe warmers)...

I recommend Toastie Toes (chemical toe warmers) to go with whatever socks and boots you have.

- Ed
11-02-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

Fall Colors in the Sourlands

Fall Colors on November 1, 2015. It was a great day for a ride - warm enough for just bike shorts and a jersey. The photo is in the Sourlands (New Jersey) on Servis Road looking towards the east....
Forum: Northeast
10-25-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By groth

I'm with you on the Columbia Trail! I like to...

I'm with you on the Columbia Trail! I like to start in High Bridge, have lunch at the Long Valley Pub and Brewery and ride back to High Bridge.

You might want to look at the Delaware and Raritan...
10-11-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,283
Posted By groth

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09-29-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By groth

Accidental Pie Ride

Last Sunday, September 27, a friend and I rode in the Twin Lights Ride organized by Bike New York. We did the 55 mile loop on which there were four rest stops! Good snacks at all the stops, and the...
08-14-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

On my ride today, an interesting mailbox and...

On my ride today, an interesting mailbox and driveway decoration. These are on Snydertown Road in Hopewell Township, NJ. Note the lettering on the top tube!
...
05-25-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By groth

I think some of the other suggestions aren't up...

I think some of the other suggestions aren't up to date.

The D&R canal from Princeton to New Brunswick used to be nice. However, it has been damaged by floods and not repaired in spots so there...
05-14-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By groth

You guys are making this too hard. If the cog is...

You guys are making this too hard. If the cog is changed from 20t to 16t and everything else, including the cadence, stays the same, the speed goes up by the ratio of the teeth: 20t/16t = 5/4. 5/4 x...
04-07-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,587
Posted By groth

My thoughts: Life is too short to put a foot...

My thoughts:

Life is too short to put a foot down at every stop sign.

It will be even shorter if you're not prepared to put a foot down at every stop sign.

- Ed
02-19-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,947
Posted By groth

This morning I had a very soft tire which I had...

This morning I had a very soft tire which I had to repair and missed my ride. Anyway, I put the tube in the laundry room sink and held the tube under water and didn't find a leak on the first time...
02-13-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,761
Posted By groth

Had it been me setting up the thread, I think I...

Had it been me setting up the thread, I think I would have had flat, rolling, hilly, mountainous. To me, rolling means ups and downs of ~ about 50-100 feet. I don't like them because I'm always in...
02-01-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

Well, on today's ride my inner child got the best...

Well, on today's ride my inner child got the best of me and I wrote my name in the snow.

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01-31-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,947
Posted By groth

How come we can't use the word g u n??? I hear...

How come we can't use the word g u n??? I hear shots all the time when I'm riding during hunting season. It's a legitimate word! Political correctness run amok!
01-31-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,947
Posted By groth

A few years ago, I was on the FANY ride in...

A few years ago, I was on the FANY ride in upstate NY. It was a newly paved road. I had just come down a small hill and was just going up the other side. No traffic, pleasant scenery, smooth...
01-29-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,581
Posted By groth

I don't recognize the scenery. Where were you? ...

I don't recognize the scenery. Where were you?

Changing topic: I wasn't biking in the 80s. I had bikes when I was a kid, but couldn't wait to be old enough to drive (1962). After that didn't bike...
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