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Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By UniChris

The Old Put is closed through the park for the...

The Old Put is closed through the park for the paving project. Fence went up a few weeks back - which does make the OCA up to Tibbets or at least the north end of the park newly interesting as an...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By UniChris

What you've been going to is the main western...

What you've been going to is the main western part, just north of the big east-west dogleg along Yonkers Ave which has no actual trail option.

The eastern part in the park itself (and up to the...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By UniChris

Aqueduct trail is hard packed dirt and sand, yes,...

Aqueduct trail is hard packed dirt and sand, yes, but what I've seen of it above Sleepy Hollow is for the most part smoother than some of the paving on the South County. It's more obstacles like...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By UniChris

No, given the mention of East Hampton that would...

No, given the mention of East Hampton that would be the one through CT, a long abandoned NYC to Boston rail line characterized by a fairly straight shot from New Haven necessitating some extreme cast...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

I've never seen the book, but I am 100% sure that...

I've never seen the book, but I am 100% sure that Rule #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) of flexible divider installation is "Plant flexible dividers between the...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

It seems like you are saying the lack of obvious...

It seems like you are saying the lack of obvious danger from cars has made everyone less careful. That could well be true.



Have you actually been to riverside park since then? It sure does not...
Forum: Northeast
09-21-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

Actually, pedestrians ignoring the buttons would...

Actually, pedestrians ignoring the buttons would be the goal.

Since the odds are better than even that another party (on foot or on wheels) is going to ignore the light, it's already basically...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By UniChris

Once upon a time, Palmer road was a grade...

Once upon a time, Palmer road was a grade crossing near the location of the Bryn Mawr station.

Later, an overpass was built. I believe at some point there were stairs, probably so you could hop...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By UniChris

Think I will probably sit out the hills of the...

Think I will probably sit out the hills of the Hudson loop, but might do the Boogie up the Bronx. I'm familiar with the upper part of that route by exploring the path beside and beyond the parkway...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By UniChris

Thanks for posting this! It was a pleasure to...

Thanks for posting this! It was a pleasure to be able to join in and finally accomplish the round-Manhattan ride that I'd tried but failed to do on my own four years back.

Never could have...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

One verbal interchange took place. Multiple...

One verbal interchange took place. Multiple people republishing the original biased distortion of that does not create new facts.

You need to learn to distinguish what the interviewee said, from...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, don't be. Recognize when you've been...

Indeed, don't be.

Recognize when you've been trolled by so-called media with a political agenda.

Recognize also, when an alarmist headline is unsupported by the actual content of the article,...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

Don't be absurd. Someone asked him off-the-cuff...

Don't be absurd. Someone asked him off-the-cuff questions, and like a smart politician he acknowledged concerns but made no hasty decisions.

There's no actual policy plan presented there.
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

Some of us stop at all red lights. Some will not...

Some of us stop at all red lights. Some will not stop at any.

Most would probably stop if the light being red was infrequent and seemed to have a purpose.

That's where the improvement - for...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By UniChris

The thing is that removing or yellow flashing the...

The thing is that removing or yellow flashing the traffic lights might work for 95% of people, but it can't be done on account of the small percentage that needs an assisted crossing.

That they...
09-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,435
Posted By UniChris

Simple - keep wearing the overshorts. Until...

Simple - keep wearing the overshorts.

Until someday out on the trail you decide they are too much bother and take them off. Maybe you put them back on when you return to town. Maybe you start...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,095
Posted By UniChris

A while back someone told me I needed to find...

A while back someone told me I needed to find another wheel, figured why not find two more?
...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By UniChris

The portion of the Greenway north of fairway in...

The portion of the Greenway north of fairway in the west 120s could be a possibility, and the lighthouse is good destination, though maybe even better when your kid can enjoy the book (so do it later...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By UniChris

Paving project is currently in the mile south of...

Paving project is currently in the mile south of Briarcliff Manor and technically the short distance beyond up to the route 100 entrance. Diverted around that northbound on the road (at 7am I was...
08-11-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,752
Posted By UniChris

Turned out it wasn't a particularly hot day until...

Turned out it wasn't a particularly hot day until the end, but finally had a chance to try some of what I'd bought based on this.

Cliff shot was wonderful, will definitely be doing that gain. ...
08-11-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

Well, that sort of worked and sort of didn't, but...

Well, that sort of worked and sort of didn't, but the only loss was opportunity.

Absolutely perfect weekend for riding - clear and cooler. Decided to to stick with the usual routing riding from...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,080
Posted By UniChris

Nice, that shows it much better than gmaps, and...

Nice, that shows it much better than gmaps, and shows how nice it would be to go straight across.

I wonder if they still use the wye? Its really too bad that bridge across the active line seems...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,080
Posted By UniChris

Wow! That's great news. My impression...

Wow! That's great news.



My impression is that there's going to be about a mile missing, not too different from the current gap between the new end of the Put and the train station, presumably...
08-08-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

It would be good if I actually spent 12 hours on...

It would be good if I actually spent 12 hours on it; but yes, elapsed time would be around 16, probably a little more as it won't all be daylight.

Increasing the percentage of riding time is a...
08-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

Not in ages, there was a long gap between that...

Not in ages, there was a long gap between that and when I got a unicycle. I may get a bike at some point for the possibility of more social rides, but I kind of worry it means I might never do a...
08-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

A good point to keep in mind especially when...

A good point to keep in mind especially when doing something reversed from the direction timing that is familiar. In this case though, the route was chosen because apart from a few miles in the...
08-07-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

Allegedly better light on order, but low...

Allegedly better light on order, but low expectation of real improvement.

Currently thinking I'll try to start at the near end just before 5am, build in the assumption that I'll be walking most of...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,080
Posted By UniChris

I'm eager to see this happen and optimistic, but...

I'm eager to see this happen and optimistic, but according to that schedule they were supposed to already break ground. Wonder if that happened.

Really hope to be riding it in 2021; I want my...
08-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

That was my strategy last year, I added a bright...

That was my strategy last year, I added a bright bar light (I actually have a narrow handlebar) to augment the very bright 18650 flashlight aimed downwards from the my helmet that I keep tightly...
08-06-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

I'll ride something like the Hudson River...

I'll ride something like the Hudson River Greenway well past 10pm and at a decent pace in the reasonable sections, but rural dark and bad surfaces are different.

First challenge just in from the...
08-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By UniChris

3:30 AM start. Crazy or smart?

So I discovered that the problem with accomplishing a long ride goal is that it then puts you in "and now what?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6-Dt1g2E18) mode. For lack of a better idea, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,929
Posted By UniChris

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle...

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle filler is that part at least is more immune to misuse.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,333
Posted By UniChris

Things sold by reputable domestic brands /...

Things sold by reputable domestic brands / dealers may be limited in stock configuration, but parts and imports don't have artificial limitations.

Hub motors aren't exactly stealth - the kinds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,333
Posted By UniChris

No, they don't. A truly concealed motor...

No, they don't.

A truly concealed motor would be turning the cranks the same as the rider does; the only way it would even "know" the actual road speed would be if it had a wheel sensor for that...
07-22-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting...

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting it was maybe better that I not ask
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,929
Posted By UniChris

How many hours riding do you regularly carry...

How many hours riding do you regularly carry water for? I'll do four when starting at dawn, otherwise I try to keep it to three hours.



And when you get to the planned refill spot which the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,333
Posted By UniChris

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing...

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing disadvantaged folks on those big-box MTB's with the silly suspension fork bouncing with every pedal revolution, we'll see them huffing and puffing to move...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,929
Posted By UniChris

Given the plastic waste, a law that could make...

Given the plastic waste, a law that could make sense is that any place selling single serving water bottles also be required to maintain a free water fountain, either inside or out.

I know, it...
07-22-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,802
Posted By UniChris

Interesting thought. Averbenzone is also the...

Interesting thought. Averbenzone is also the culprit behind pink stains on jerseys, specially if one so is so foolish as to try to get it out with something like oxyclean, which actually makes it...
07-22-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By UniChris

I'd look at the saddle first, the whole tradeoff...

I'd look at the saddle first, the whole tradeoff between pressure just on sit bones vs. padding could turn out different. But if you've got a setup intended for sit bones, and you aren't parking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,333
Posted By UniChris

They're already all over the place

They're already all over the place
07-21-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,513
Posted By UniChris

That's what I call quite a ride! I could maybe...

That's what I call quite a ride! I could maybe imagine stepping up from a century to a double metric, but that kind of distance...



Chamois butter works there also if you remember to applying...
07-21-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By UniChris

Sat beside an older gentleman on my 2nd to most...

Sat beside an older gentleman on my 2nd to most recent train trip who was wearing a skate-style or multi-sport helmet the entire time. At first I assumed he'd only worn it on as an alternative to...
07-21-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,752
Posted By UniChris

You stopped there to jump in, right?

You stopped there to jump in, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,929
Posted By UniChris

Yeah, it's funny I've had far more luck finding...

Yeah, it's funny I've had far more luck finding fountains in NJ or CT than in Westchester... there's one at Kensico Dam Plaza and one at the west side of Walkway (likely to be also one at what they...
07-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By UniChris

Although most computers will let you enter a...

Although most computers will let you enter a starting odometer at a certain point, why bother? Tracking your overall history is what something like Strava is good at.

In terms of what a simple...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By UniChris

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you...

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you underneath you can pick at that with a pin and see what it's like, though it helps to have done the same with something that is actual leather to...
07-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,752
Posted By UniChris

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles...

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles homewards on an all but empty Hudson River Greenway this afternoon.

Didn't feel too bad with the breeze of movement, but catches up when you stop. But...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By UniChris

Thanks! I'm not sure if I'd realized...

Thanks!



I'm not sure if I'd realized that the wide asphalt "sidewalk" up Housatonic Ave was a bike path, now it's clear that it is. It's the next part on US-1 that worries me though; I get...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,335
Posted By UniChris

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat...

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat riding a century along the Farmington Canal from MA down into CT and back.

Today in NYC was obviously hotter but rode a bit over 8 miles of the Hudson...
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