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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By jpescatore

There is a graphic here ...

There is a graphic here (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-5000)that shows Continental's view of the difference in material between the two tires - less rolling...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,524
Posted By jpescatore

Have fun - you probably have a good window to do...

Have fun - you probably have a good window to do it. Today/tonight might bring some storms along the towpath.

My wife and I did the three day version back in 2004 - tour writeup here...
06-30-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,557
Posted By jpescatore

I always enjoy his science-based videos. Towards...

I always enjoy his science-based videos. Towards the end of this one he pointed out all the studies were on stationary bikes and didn't include climbing or sprints, and they pretty much focused on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-29-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By jpescatore

At the Western end of the WO&D, Purcellville is a...

At the Western end of the WO&D, Purcellville is a nice stop. A short bike ride away from the actual end are many food/coffee choices. Downtown Vienna and Herndon are nice in the middle.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-28-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jpescatore

That bridge is open during the week, they are...

That bridge is open during the week, they are doing final maintenance and cleanup on weekends apparently. That bridge is no longer listed on the MD DOT projects page - I think the weekend closures...
06-27-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By jpescatore

If you LBS said it is at .75, they should be able...

If you LBS said it is at .75, they should be able to show you with the chain checker tool they use that it is at .75, which is the recommended replacement indication (for modern chains 9 speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By jpescatore

That's a great bike, but more high end than what...

That's a great bike, but more high end than what would typically be called a starter bike! Anything with Ultegra components usually has version below it with Shimano 105 and will be $1K or more...
06-25-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By jpescatore

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder...

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder like PBfit or PB2. 85% less fat than real peanut butter for same portion.

My wife (who does not need to lose weight) hates the taste and won't go near...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By jpescatore

Check out Schwalbe tires - they have a line of...

Check out Schwalbe tires - they have a line of gravel tires that give you a lot of choices, or look at the their Marathon line.

My Jamis Renegade came with 40 mm gravel tires that I used most of...
06-25-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By jpescatore

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my...

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my experience, unless you are constantly riding in dirt/grit and never cleaning it off! I normally closer to 3,000 miles on my road bike, longer on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By jpescatore

Read this ...

Read this (https://www.bicycling.com/skills-tips/a27628336/tubeless-tires-guide/)- should you give you a good idea of tradeoffs and rim requirements for tubeless tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By jpescatore

Years ago 3 cycling friends and I decided to do a...

Years ago 3 cycling friends and I decided to do a 5 day self-supported, credit card style touring ride, from Waynesboro VA to Williamsport VA. None of us were racers or high mileage cyclists, but the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-24-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By jpescatore

A Biking Centric Father's Day Weekend in the DC/MD/VA Area

Got in a 48 mile mix of urban trail and rural road riding over the Father's Day weekend across MD and VA and technically a bit of DC. A few photos and a write-up here...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By jpescatore

The bicyclerollingresistance review here ...

The bicyclerollingresistance review here (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018#pr)gave the GP5000s a great rating, one of the reasons I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By jpescatore

just for fun I played with the numbers from...

just for fun I played with the numbers from bicyclerollingresistance.com after they tested the GP 5000s. With a reasonable set of assumptions, using bikecalculator.com, over a 3000 mile year the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By jpescatore

I switched to the GP5000s not long after they...

I switched to the GP5000s not long after they came out and I needed to replace my road bike tires. I like them from a grip and speed point of view, about average in durability - but I did get two...
06-18-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By jpescatore

Basically, the way the pawls/ratchets in there...

Basically, the way the pawls/ratchets in there were designed. Check out the GCN video here for a good explanation.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-18-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By jpescatore

About 4 miles south of downtown York, you reach...

About 4 miles south of downtown York, you reach Days Mill Road, with the Brillhart Station trail parking and Stump Park on your left (west). That is a good turn around point to avoid downtown York -...
06-17-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By jpescatore

If you have access to an indoor smart trainer, it...

If you have access to an indoor smart trainer, it would be interesting to see how your road number compares to what a 30 minute or ramp type FTP test would come up with.

On Zwift, the climb up...
06-17-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By jpescatore

I've found over the years that one or two metric...

I've found over the years that one or two metric century rides that go well mean I'm good for a 100 mile ride with similar terrain. That one 75 miler doesn't really change your physical training in...
06-17-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,856
Posted By jpescatore

Practice will get you there but there is an...

Practice will get you there but there is an alternative to downtube/seat tube mounted water bottle holders. Touring cyclists often used "feedbags" that are mounted on the inside of the handlebars to...
06-16-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By jpescatore

If you would test drive a car before buying, then...

If you would test drive a car before buying, then you will probably want to test drive a bike before buying. The same caveats about how much you really learn driving a brand new car for a short test...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-16-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By jpescatore

Torrey Brown (MD) and York Heriitage Trail (PA) Ride

Sunday I rode from Freeland MD to York PA and back on what used to be called the North Central Rail Trail. Surfaces were in great shape (better in PA), most restrooms were open. Downtown York is very...
06-15-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By jpescatore

The max pressure is never what you should run -...

The max pressure is never what you should run - it is the lawyer's warning level "If you run higher than this, your tire may explode and you may crash and die and can't blame us because we told you...
06-15-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By jpescatore

First, I'll recommend the Wahoo Elemnt or Roam if...

First, I'll recommend the Wahoo Elemnt or Roam if you do get a bike computer. I got tired of running the battery down on my phone on long rides, tried Garmin, loved Wahoo.

Tires: depends on the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-15-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By jpescatore

The restrooms along Beach Drive on the northern...

The restrooms along Beach Drive on the northern part of Rock Creek Park have been reopened.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By jpescatore

Be careful buying the beverage ones - make sure...

Be careful buying the beverage ones - make sure you are buying threaded if you need threaded. I didn't pay attention, ended up with unthreaded. I found a cheap unthreaded inflator, now carry that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By jpescatore

Echo others - don't think age matters much. Fit...

Echo others - don't think age matters much. Fit is really important - also echo using replacement insoles on the comfort side.

That said, I use SPD-SL pedals and I do long distance rides. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By jpescatore

I've used both Yakima and Thule roof racks on a...

I've used both Yakima and Thule roof racks on a Ford Explorer. First, echoing others - if you can do a tow hitch, much better way to go. My wife ran into the overhang at a drive thru ATM and I hit...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By jpescatore

A few years ago, my wife and I did a supported...

A few years ago, my wife and I did a supported tour of the Aland Islands - phenomenal flat cycling. I did a CycleBlaze journal here (https://www.cycleblaze.com/edit-journal/364/).

We pretty much...
06-08-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By jpescatore

There is an indoor area (sub forum? whatever the...

There is an indoor area (sub forum? whatever the things at the top are called) in the Road Cycling forum.
06-08-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By jpescatore

Bent derailleur hanger.

Bent derailleur hanger.
06-08-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By jpescatore

Second the loaner advice. I did that for a new...

Second the loaner advice. I did that for a new bike in 2017 and unfortunately my butt really liked the $150 Selle seat.

But, last year I got rid of an old bike and replaced it with a Jamis...
06-08-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By jpescatore

I went through the same process for my wife's...

I went through the same process for my wife's bike - I gave her my Wahoo Element, it is a piece of cake for her to use compared to the Cateye I had given her years ago. If the Bolt is cheaper, that...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-04-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jpescatore

I have a Jamis Renegade steel bike (I guess now...

I have a Jamis Renegade steel bike (I guess now called a gravel bike) with wider tires that I use to do a shorter loop around Sugarloaf, using Sugarlloaf Mountain Road, Peters, and Mt. Ephraim - with...
06-01-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By jpescatore

The Bolt is definitely cheaper, lighter and (if...

The Bolt is definitely cheaper, lighter and (if you live in a wind tunnel) more aerodynamic. To me, the only real reason is that is much less expensive than the Roam.

To replace an Elemnt that I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jpescatore

Weekend MD Rt. 28 Bridge closure over the Monocacy River

Over the weekend I did an old favorite ride, a 52 mile loop around Sugarloaf - short writeup here (http://cycle365.life/an-almost-normal-sunday-ride-52-miles-around-sugarloaf-mountain-in-maryland/)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,722
Posted By jpescatore

For just increasing your comfortable riding zone,...

For just increasing your comfortable riding zone, the simple answer is ride at a speed where you are slightly uncomfortable and after a fairly short while you will be comfortable riding at the speed!...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-29-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By jpescatore

Years ago (2004 or 2005) I did a three day solo...

Years ago (2004 or 2005) I did a three day solo bike tour from York PA to Cumberland MD mostly via PA Bike Route S. On the second day, I was going from Fayetteville PA (near Chambersburg) to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-29-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 546,135
Posted By jpescatore

Hi, from Ashton MD - just south and east of...

Hi, from Ashton MD - just south and east of Columbia, MD. I didn't even know there was a Chantilly MD!

This has never been a very active forum - there is a Maryland Bicycling Group on Facebook...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By jpescatore

I did it a few years ago on 28mm tires, no...

I did it a few years ago on 28mm tires, no issues. It was fun, but a long way to go from here in MD for a fairly short ride. Definitely echo the "bring good strong lights" comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By jpescatore

When my only bike was a hybrid, to get additional...

When my only bike was a hybrid, to get additional hand positions and to have a bit more of a lean forward when going into headwinds, I put some inexpensive bar ends on the hybrid flat bars.As long as...
05-25-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By jpescatore

I bought a Domane SL6 in 2017, based on my leg...

I bought a Domane SL6 in 2017, based on my leg length I went with 54cm. The ISOspeed is definitely noticeable - I could tell that in my test rides and now with over 6,000 miles on it I'm still loving...
05-22-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By jpescatore

Can't speak to the Saris on Rouvy, but on my...

Can't speak to the Saris on Rouvy, but on my Wahoo Kickr on Zwift the key to avoiding the ERG death spiral in any workout, including intervals, is to keep cadence a bit higher than I would do in the...
05-21-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By jpescatore

Assuming you are not riding at (or planning to...

Assuming you are not riding at (or planning to ride at) 25 mph on your new bikes, it all really depends on what types of surfaces you are riding on. If you are always riding on pristine, super smooth...
05-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By jpescatore

I lost 50 lbs about 10 years ago had a similar...

I lost 50 lbs about 10 years ago had a similar issue. I found that seats with less padding, more cutout and firmer seats overall felt much better. I don't think a fat rear end helps much from a...
05-19-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By jpescatore

Agree with the previous comments about not...

Agree with the previous comments about not upgrading much, would add:

When you need new tires, I would go wider and lower pressure. I weigh 225 and have over the years moved to 32mm at 80 psi....
05-18-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By jpescatore

My indoor trainer set up is in the basement, so...

My indoor trainer set up is in the basement, so it is naturally cooler than the house temperatures upstairs. A $20 tlltable 16" floor fan has more than enough air movement to keep me cool - I still...
05-15-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By jpescatore

Were you spinning out, pedaling at high RPM on...

Were you spinning out, pedaling at high RPM on the fixie at the hardest level of resistance and not a tough enough ride? Or is the resistance level too high and with the 45/16 you couldn't pedal long...
05-15-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By jpescatore

Going up hills, the hills don't care if the...

Going up hills, the hills don't care if the weight is you or your bike - 10% less mass means you will be faster up hill, but it is not as dramatic as you might think.

You can go here ...
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