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04-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By KenCT

I point with my right hand when indicating a...

I point with my right hand when indicating a right turn. It's not the official signal but I think most motorists get it. I've seen other cyclists do the same thing.
04-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By KenCT

BWM and Audi drivers seem to be the worst for not...

BWM and Audi drivers seem to be the worst for not signaling, especially those I see in CT with Massachusetts plates :)
Turn signal, we don't need no stinkin' turn signal.

Yes, I use turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By KenCT

I made the same switch last year. When unclipped...

I made the same switch last year. When unclipped the SPD-SL pedal should position itself with the front pointing up. They are a little more difficult to clip into compared to the double sided SPD,...
Forum: Northeast
03-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By KenCT

Port Jefferson to Orient Point

I did two rides on Long Island last year, Orient Point and Greenport area and Port Jefferson to Fire Island and back. A few of us are looking at a century ride starting in Port Jefferson to Orient...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By KenCT

They, along with Bike Nashbar, were bought by...

They, along with Bike Nashbar, were bought by Amin Cycling. I've purchased several times from them since Performance Bike (http://www.performancebike.com/)
03-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,136
Posted By KenCT

I started with organized group riding in 2019...

I started with organized group riding in 2019 with Class Cycles in Southbury. A Wednesday night ride would have 90 to 100 riders of various skill levels in 10 to 12 groups with different start times....
02-28-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,136
Posted By KenCT

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a...

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a week. Both offer something different; the group ride is more of a social activity and a shorter ride compared to solo where I can push myself in...
02-28-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By KenCT

I had a bunion removed on my right big toe in...

I had a bunion removed on my right big toe in 2000. The bunion caused a lot of pain and made walking difficult. Two years later it was back and I ended up with a partial big toe replacement joint and...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,400
Posted By KenCT

Only side effect I had from the 2nd Pfizer was a...

Only side effect I had from the 2nd Pfizer was a very slight headache later that day and the next. Also felt a little fatigued the next day. My arm did not hurt anywhere near as much as after the...
02-02-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,093
Posted By KenCT

Snowblower with the shovel to clean up some small...

Snowblower with the shovel to clean up some small areas. I have 100' of sidewalk and a 100' driveway, first 20' on a steep pitch. Add the back patio plus I do the sidewalk for the next door...
02-02-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By KenCT

Not too many, not counting dental work; partial...

Not too many, not counting dental work; partial right big toe joint and two screws in right foot at 42, right hip at 45. At 60 everything else is still holding up with exception of my lower back: two...
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By KenCT

I had to have a root canal done last April, last...

I had to have a root canal done last April, last one was close to 30 years ago. While I don't want to have another one it was a much better experience this time around; faster and less discomfort. ...
01-30-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By KenCT

Shane Miller's Youtube channel has lots of Zwift...

Shane Miller's Youtube channel has lots of Zwift tips https://youtube.com/c/ShaneMillerLama
01-30-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By KenCT

Zwifthacks (http://Www.zwifthacks.com)

Zwifthacks (http://Www.zwifthacks.com)
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,400
Posted By KenCT

I should have linked a better source. There are...

I should have linked a better source. There are also current reports on not taking Tylenol before the vaccine....
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,400
Posted By KenCT

During a dental visit this week the assistant...

During a dental visit this week the assistant mentioned the same thing, then I found this report saying that is a bad idea https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201152648.htm
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,400
Posted By KenCT

I get the 2nd injection a week from Monday. ...

I get the 2nd injection a week from Monday. Pfizer vaccine, had a sore arm for a couple days after the first one.
01-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 45,381
Posted By KenCT

Breakwater Beach, north shore of Long Island, NY....

Breakwater Beach, north shore of Long Island, NY. This was during a 60 mile ride last November.

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01-29-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,540
Posted By KenCT

I retired 5 and a half years ago, went from being...

I retired 5 and a half years ago, went from being on call 24/7 and putting in 50 to 60 hours a week at work to what am I going to do now. I still work in my field but now part time, taking most of...
01-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 684,487
Posted By KenCT

Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm...

Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm old. How to tell if you are young or old: if you fall and people laugh, you are young, it someone rushes over to help you up and asks if you are OK,...
01-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,194
Posted By KenCT

I bought a Wahoo Snap in October 2019 for use...

I bought a Wahoo Snap in October 2019 for use during the winter months. For best results on a wheel on trainer use a training tire, make sure the tire is inflated to the same pressure before each...
Forum: Foo
01-23-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By KenCT

Yes they are, she got outside a few months ago...

Yes they are, she got outside a few months ago and left us a gift of a dead mole at the front door.
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By KenCT

Our cat loves Sheba Meaty Tender Sticks. If I...

Our cat loves Sheba Meaty Tender Sticks. If I toss one down the basement stairs she will run down to it, pick it up and bring it back, dropping it at my feet, so I can toss it down again. She will do...
01-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,137
Posted By KenCT

I quit drinking over 6 years ago. However I do...

I quit drinking over 6 years ago. However I do like a cold non-alcohol beer or two after a hard ride. Some of the craft NA beers are pretty good.
01-16-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,168
Posted By KenCT

I had the Star Wars Imperial March as my wife's...

I had the Star Wars Imperial March as my wife's ring tone for years. Yes, she knowns about it.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,831
Posted By KenCT

Retired fire chief, 33 years in the FD. Now I...

Retired fire chief, 33 years in the FD. Now I work part time as a fire service instructor to support my bike habit.
01-10-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By KenCT

I purchased the Raleigh for my girlfriend, now my...

I purchased the Raleigh for my girlfriend, now my wife, around 1988. 27" rear, 24" front. I believe it was called a proportional bike. My wife is a little over 5' tall and it fit her but she only...
01-09-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,927
Posted By KenCT

Never rode after drinking, but I quit drinking...

Never rode after drinking, but I quit drinking over 6 years ago and started seriously cycling again 3 years ago. Even when I was cycling in the late 90s and early 2000s I never rode after drinking.
01-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,669
Posted By KenCT

I did 60 miles on Zwift yesterday for my 60th...

I did 60 miles on Zwift yesterday for my 60th birthday ride, too cold for me to ride outside. I'll make it up on the road once the temperatures are above 40.
01-09-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,775
Posted By KenCT

Nothing wrong with a quick afternoon nap, been...

Nothing wrong with a quick afternoon nap, been doing it for years, even more so since I retired a 5 years ago. Typically 1 or 2 in the afternoon with me on the recliner, cat on the chair next to me...
Forum: Foo
01-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By KenCT

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1047x954/fc9f433b_4f73_441b_b6d7_62c11977e9df_931c35328941aa8f5523e4c317a0ef3121cbf5d7.jpeg
01-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,124
Posted By KenCT

I've set a personal goal of 6,000 miles for 2021;...

I've set a personal goal of 6,000 miles for 2021; 3/4 of the miles on the road, 1/4 on the smart trainer. I did 5,000 last year with about the same split between road and smart trainer using Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 231,424
Posted By KenCT

I don't answer calls from out of state that are...

I don't answer calls from out of state that are not in my contact list. Only person I know of in Winslow is a girl driving a flat bed Ford. Still didn't answer.
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12-26-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,564
Posted By KenCT

I'm 100 miles shy of 5,000 miles. That is double...

I'm 100 miles shy of 5,000 miles. That is double my mileage from 2019. My 2019 miles were double my 2018 miles, which was when I started riding regular again. I don't think the trend will continue....
12-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By KenCT

I had a hip replacement 14 years ago at the age...

I had a hip replacement 14 years ago at the age of 45. Mine was due to arthritis from an injury I received in a motorcycle accident when I was 17, drove the femur head through the socket and spent 6...
Forum: Foo
12-18-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By KenCT

When we bought our house 12 years ago we also...

When we bought our house 12 years ago we also bought a vacant building lot and a partial building lot from the same owner. The lots make up most of the back and side yards. 10 years ago we decided to...
12-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,955
Posted By KenCT

I took the incident response to terrorist...

I took the incident response to terrorist bombings class there maybe 15 or so year ago. Interesting area.
12-15-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,708
Posted By KenCT

For 2020 my average is 6 rides and 116 miles per...

For 2020 my average is 6 rides and 116 miles per week. That works out to 7.5 hours per week and 4,700 miles this year.
Forum: Foo
12-01-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By KenCT

Compared to the two happiest days in a cyclist's...

Compared to the two happiest days in a cyclist's life; the day they buy a bike and the day they buy another bike.
11-27-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By KenCT

I noticed the same thing on Zwift, Strava put the...

I noticed the same thing on Zwift, Strava put the France ride in New Caledonia in the Coral Sea. BTW, New Caledonia is a French territory.
11-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25,821
Views: 2,613,098
Posted By KenCT

Took the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port...

Took the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY on Long Island. 63 miles to Fire Island National Seashore and back, Weather was in the 50s and a little breezy, not too bad for mid...
11-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 165,538
Posted By KenCT

Took the ferry from New London,CT to Orient...

Took the ferry from New London,CT to Orient Point,NY. 60 mile loop on the north fork of Long Island. Temps in the 70s today, nice ride....
Forum: Foo
10-31-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By KenCT

I've been thinking about starting roasting for a...

I've been thinking about starting roasting for a while, the comments and links in this thread convinced me to start. Beans on order and watching YouTube how to videos now.
10-25-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By KenCT

I see this often when in my car and the oncoming...

I see this often when in my car and the oncoming vehicle crosses the line to get around a parked vehicle. Many streets around here are narrow and in residential neighborhoods built over 100 years...
10-20-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,738
Posted By KenCT

I cropped it from their web site and used Google...

I cropped it from their web site and used Google image search. Google image search and https://tineye.com/ can do a decent job finding pictures already on the web.
10-19-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,738
Posted By KenCT

From their refund policy: "If your return is...

From their refund policy: "If your return is accepted, we’ll send you instructions on how and where to send your package to our International Distribution Centre in China. "

Good luck with that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By KenCT

Nice easy 33 mile ride on a rail trail loop this...

Nice easy 33 mile ride on a rail trail loop this morning, Farmington River Heritage and Farmington Canal trails in CT.

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10-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,270
Posted By KenCT

My Giant Sedona lives in the garage. I have not...

My Giant Sedona lives in the garage. I have not ridden that bike in 3 years. My three, soon to be four, Cannondales have their own room in the basement. One against the wall, one on a single bike...
10-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,036
Posted By KenCT

My top reasons are: 1) It's a healthy...

My top reasons are:
1) It's a healthy obsession. I cycled a bit 20 something years ago, very casual recreational. Got more serious about it last year. At almost 60 I'm in the best physical condition...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,238
Posted By KenCT

Worked retail sales for a large national chain...

Worked retail sales for a large national chain store for a couple of years after High School. The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas were the worst; pressure to sell more, rude customers, and...
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