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Forum: Northeast
07-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Nice! Beautiful weather, both days. Got out...

Nice! Beautiful weather, both days.

Got out there on Saturday with my wife, it was a good practice trip before the next one (CCRT to the beach with kiddo on tandem). A number of points for future...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

The Bite is permanently closed, according to the...

The Bite is permanently closed, according to the Goog. Been to the Net Result, it's good! The rest look good too from a quick GoogleMaps search, thanks!
Forum: Northeast
07-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Great info, thanks! That beach looks...

Great info, thanks! That beach looks super-inviting but doesn't sound like we'll be heading west this time - want to do a coastal route over the ^^ bridge

So first choice likely this, because I...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Thanks. By the way, this blast-from-the-past for...

Thanks. By the way, this blast-from-the-past for rumrunn6 thread is also a goldmine of info: https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/571395-martha-s-vineyard-doing-whole-island-one-day.html
Forum: Northeast
07-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Ehh, bikes are meant to be used. Mine are...

Ehh, bikes are meant to be used. Mine are scratched up anyways. Your beater bikes are probably nicer than my 'expensive' bikes.





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Forum: Northeast
07-10-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Why am I not surprised you'd say that?...

Why am I not surprised you'd say that? :roflmao2::thumb: I would do the same if I were juuuust a little bit younger, but these days I'd be afraid to make the local news.
And yeah, 4Runners are...
Forum: Northeast
07-10-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

I'm not too afraid of the dark, though I would...

I'm not too afraid of the dark, though I would still prefer not to get back that late. I'm also planning on doing at least 25 miles if not the full 37 to Aquinnah with a bike ferry in Menemsha....
Forum: Northeast
07-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

Not surprised. I've seen an accident there...

Not surprised. I've seen an accident there (cyclist down) plus had to slow down myself for several instances of questionable behavior.

Also new (no pic): NO TRESPASSING, state property signs near...
07-09-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By autonomy

Good suggestion, but CyclingAbout's Alee found...

Good suggestion, but CyclingAbout's Alee found the 45 degree sweep too much so he designed a bar together with Koga

https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/
Forum: Northeast
07-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

You get into the darndest places by local...

You get into the darndest places by local standards AND have pictures to prove it!

I recently spent 2 weeks traveling in the south of Germany (Bavaria) and Austria not even touching a bike but...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Are you talking about parking at the Shining Sea...

Are you talking about parking at the Shining Sea lot at Depot Road (#7 on this map (https://www.mbl.edu/education/files/2014/04/ShiningSea_bikewaymap.pdf))? It looks to be about 3 miles away and may...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,511
Posted By autonomy

Good info! I'm planning a full-day bike trip to a...

Good info! I'm planning a full-day bike trip to a beach, likely Cost Guard as the Nauset trail goes there (plus I've done a much shorter version from the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center)....
06-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By autonomy

I just recently saw a kid on a Woom bike with...

I just recently saw a kid on a Woom bike with pedals removed, he was moving really well. For our daughter we skipped the balance bike for the same reasons as you plus we knew she wouldn't like it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,967
Posted By autonomy

So Treks are trying to (and apparently...

So Treks are trying to (and apparently succeeding) in killing people. Got it.
06-10-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By autonomy

No, you don't need a brake unless you want to use...

No, you don't need a brake unless you want to use it. Now, as far as wearing a helmet to Zwift... that's a conversation for another thread.
06-10-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,104
Posted By autonomy

No, I picked one up a year or two ago. Don't use...

No, I picked one up a year or two ago. Don't use it very often, but when I do, it comes in handy (mostly for rare maintenance items like replacing cables, rear cassette, brake pads, etc.). You're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,967
Posted By autonomy

Would a squirrel really cause that much damage? I...

Would a squirrel really cause that much damage? I know the reflector thing is a joke (did anyone mention the valve cap yet?) but wouldn't a squishy squirrel just get folded in half by the spokes and...
06-07-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,825
Posted By autonomy

Oh, I didn't care about electrolytes or anything...

Oh, I didn't care about electrolytes or anything like that. I ate. I was just going for flavor and hydration.
06-07-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,387
Posted By autonomy

I bet troll threads are good for ad views. Just...

I bet troll threads are good for ad views. Just can't cross the line.
06-07-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,457
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, that's like 1 arm X-ray worth of radiation...

Yeah, that's like 1 arm X-ray worth of radiation (https://xkcd.com/radiation/)!
06-07-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,825
Posted By autonomy

Bingo. I was sick of drinking plain water and ran...

Bingo. I was sick of drinking plain water and ran out of Nuun tablets, and then wife invited me for an unexpected ride together (the bike kind, people!). Looked up a recipe online quickly, just that...
06-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,956
Posted By autonomy

I don't think this has anything to do with bike...

I don't think this has anything to do with bike weight. From the looks of it, that's a full-carbon bike that's probably <15lbs, and only over half of that (due to the sloping angle) is supported by...
06-05-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,565
Posted By autonomy

LPL should rebrand to LockBustingLawyer. But...

LPL should rebrand to LockBustingLawyer.

But the title of the thread should really be "this is why you should make busting your lock as difficult, long, and loud as possible for the thief"

In a...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

Ha! Good places to ride, aren't they? I took...

Ha! Good places to ride, aren't they? I took pictures of the same spots on this past foggy Sunday morning
...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By autonomy

There are also several unpaved rail trails which...

There are also several unpaved rail trails which have been on my radar for a few years, but I just don't have time yet to check them out. Surfaces look highly variable from the pictures and scenery...
06-04-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,732
Posted By autonomy

I try to squeeze in riding whenever possible but...

I try to squeeze in riding whenever possible but never at the expense of family time. That means bike-commuting on my only day of the week when I'm not on daycare duty, taking my kid to daycare by...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

I've ridden more miles this weekend than I have...

I've ridden more miles this weekend than I have in the past month. It's been great. Sooooo many cyclists out there of all kinds!

The discussion about the Mass Central trail is timely. I've been...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

That looks cool, where's that? I only know of the...

That looks cool, where's that? I only know of the DeCordova museum, not the sculpture park...
05-31-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,563
Posted By autonomy

Damn, almost 4 kilos for the lightest version and...

Damn, almost 4 kilos for the lightest version and ~180ish USD. I should've said "lighter than a U-lock/motorcycle chain"
05-31-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,563
Posted By autonomy

Does anyone know, what is the most difficult lock...

Does anyone know, what is the most difficult lock that's not a ULock to pick/split/cut according to LockPickingLawyer?
05-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,563
Posted By autonomy

Ha, he did take 3 minutes to cut it. But you...

Ha, he did take 3 minutes to cut it. But you could probably do that with scissors to a cable lock as well, cutting strand-by-strand.

Here's a guy who does it painstakingly with a pocket knife:...
05-30-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,213
Posted By autonomy

Seriously! I would expect to have no issues...

Seriously! I would expect to have no issues riding that on 40mm x'plor MSO or USH. Not going wicked fast and may not be as comfortable as 2+ inch tires, but would totally be OK.
05-30-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,563
Posted By autonomy

And I suppose that is the problem with this lock,...

And I suppose that is the problem with this lock, that it provides no extra security or portability over a simple cable lock, yet through marketing it misrepresents itself as being more secure while...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By autonomy

This is going to get offtopic, but what you're...

This is going to get offtopic, but what you're talking about really is a thing. I've seen angry threads on Instagram with people berating the author for not sharing the exact location of the photo....
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By autonomy

By the way, REI did a really great job swapping...

By the way, REI did a really great job swapping out the tape. I haven't been able to find it though but then I didn't look all that hard enough.

"​The bar tape used on this bike was made by Velo....
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By autonomy

"an unusual avalanche blocked them from returning...

"an unusual avalanche blocked them from returning down."

Not what I was expecting from the headline. The way back was cut off for 8 hours. Kind of sucks, but when you are there and see crews...
05-29-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By autonomy

You can, but it all depends. As mentioned...

You can, but it all depends. As mentioned already, if you have rim brakes, forget about it.
I've experimented with 26" MTB wheels on my 700x40mm stock bike. It made the bike more nimble but also...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By autonomy

Oh yeah, missed this one. I, too, am not too...

Oh yeah, missed this one. I, too, am not too certain the longer cranks are the right choice. I also swapped out the 0-offset seat post for a 25mm-offset post.





I was concerned about bar...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By autonomy

A surprisingly challenging concept for a lot of...

A surprisingly challenging concept for a lot of people to grasp.
05-28-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,166
Posted By autonomy

In general, solder joints aren't fans of...

In general, solder joints aren't fans of vibration. You can open it up to see if there's any visible breakage on the circuit board. Mine has lasted for over 10 years, despite me dropping it and...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By autonomy

I have the first-and-last generation 3.1, right...

I have the first-and-last generation 3.1, right as REI switched out from the Mazama. The 3.2 is a bit more backpacking-oriented with better components like thru-axle, XT derailleur, and subjective...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By autonomy

Fair enough, but I have an even less extreme...

Fair enough, but I have an even less extreme example - weather in Boston vs. the White Mountains, only about 2 hrs driving north. "Oh, it's a pleasant day in Boston, let's go hiking in the Whites......
Forum: Northeast
05-28-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,769
Posted By autonomy

That's a good point, Concord and Carlisle are a...

That's a good point, Concord and Carlisle are a web of red on Strava, but then so are pretty much all of the W-towns.
Which MTB spot, Billerica State Forest (just barely inside the rectangle,...
05-24-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,221
Posted By autonomy

For commuting, prolonged parking, parking in the...

For commuting, prolonged parking, parking in the city, or more expensive bikes I always use a U-lock. I hate carrying it though, so for recreational rides with the family or road training rides I...
05-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,104
Posted By autonomy

It's a pretty good stand, very sturdy. I feel...

It's a pretty good stand, very sturdy. I feel like it could do with only 3 feet as 5 can be a pain to position/move in tighter spaces. Definitely a steal for the price!
Forum: Northeast
05-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,769
Posted By autonomy

Northern outer suburbs of Boston - the Bermuda rectangle of cycling

I was browsing the Strava heat map and this black hole caught my attention:...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By autonomy

Saved this to my own routes on RWGPS but never...

Saved this to my own routes on RWGPS but never rode it:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9124969

A couple more 'access' roads
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17883970...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,238
Views: 901,794
Posted By autonomy

Congratulations, Boston. #1...

Congratulations, Boston. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for most accidents per 100,000 cyclists - IN THE WORLD (click on Full Results). Though San Francisco...
05-20-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By autonomy

Dunno, could be some sort of clever new-age...

Dunno, could be some sort of clever new-age reverse marketing. "Look at this product, it sucks" = flamewar ensues between people defending it and people bashing it = views and publicity.
05-17-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,255
Posted By autonomy

[x] thread about cheap helmets [x] poor...

[x] thread about cheap helmets
[x] poor spelling and poor grammar
[x] unsubstantiated statements
[x] personal attacks
[x] inflammatory demeanor
[x] poster 100% convinced they're superior and in...
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