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09-20-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By KenCT

42F when I stated my ride this morning, temp went...

42F when I stated my ride this morning, temp went up 20 degrees by the time I finished 4 hours later.
09-20-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 129,397
Posted By KenCT

57.5 miles, a little windy toward the end. ...

57.5 miles, a little windy toward the end. Temperature at start was 42F (5.6C) and ended at 62F (16.7C). Fall is in the air, enjoying an alcohol free Octoberfest now.
09-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By KenCT

I have a Garmin Varia. It does alarm for bikes...

I have a Garmin Varia. It does alarm for bikes approaching from the rear but maybe 50 to 75 feet behind, unlike a car which it detects several hundred feet away.
09-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By KenCT

For any ride over 3 hours for me it is any...

For any ride over 3 hours for me it is any combination of Fig Newtons, a zip lock bag with dried dates and pineapple chunks and mini cliff bars.
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

Link to the ride as recorded on my Wahoo Bolt and...

Link to the ride as recorded on my Wahoo Bolt and imported to RidewithGPS Southbury, CT to Watch Hill, RI (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/56016089)
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

Many short climbs between New Haven and...

Many short climbs between New Haven and Stonington. The first 15 miles of our ride had about 900 feet of climbing. 1,600 feet from mile 15 to about 75. Last 35 miles had 2,000 feet. The steepest...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

Unfortunately no, we had some delays and decided...

Unfortunately no, we had some delays and decided to press on and complete the ride before it got too dark. They are on my list for a future ride.
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

We did the ride on Saturday, 10 riders set off...

We did the ride on Saturday, 10 riders set off from Southbury, CT to Watch Hill, RI. as part of the Closer to Free virtual ride Closer to Free (https://www.rideclosertofree.org/)

This was the...
09-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,899
Posted By KenCT

August Totals

Rode 15 days during August for 421 miles which was 51 more than July. Spent 31 hours 41 minutes in the saddle, 2 hours more than July.

3,181 miles so far in 2020 which is about 200 more than 2019.
09-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,097
Posted By KenCT

Turning 60 in 4 months and looking for another...

Turning 60 in 4 months and looking for another bike for the stable. I'm pretty well set on a Cannondale Synapse carbon, may even go for Ultegra. The past year I've really starting to enjoy 50+ mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By KenCT

It is still there and a great place to visit...

It is still there and a great place to visit https://www.mysticaquarium.org/
Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

Thank you, this is very helpful.

Thank you, this is very helpful.
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

Thanks for the info, I'll add some of the off Rte...

Thanks for the info, I'll add some of the off Rte 1 roads you mentioned. The ride is taking place instead of the annual Closer to Free ride. We were planning on riding the century, but since there...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By KenCT

New Haven, CT to Watch Hill, RI

I am planning a ride from New Haven, CT to Watch Hill, RI with a couple of friends. We have arraigned for transportation back after the ride.

Our route has us on Boston Post Road/Route 1 for most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,026
Posted By KenCT

Not all roads are paved ...

Not all roads are paved
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08-24-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,415
Posted By KenCT

All of the above and a new one for me yesterday....

All of the above and a new one for me yesterday. Person on a bike pulled out of a driveway on the wrong side of the road and was texting. This is a posted 25 MPH road where most traffic is doing 35...
08-12-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By KenCT

This looks like a variation of the Swiss bikes...

This looks like a variation of the Swiss bikes posted above.
...
Forum: Introductions
08-09-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By KenCT

Welcome Paul from a fellow Farmington Canal...

Welcome Paul from a fellow Farmington Canal rider. I ride the Southington-Hamden section a few times a month, doing Farmington to Westfield, MA today. Hopefully the two parts will be linked in the...
08-01-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,899
Posted By KenCT

400 miles for July. Busy work schedule since mid...

400 miles for July. Busy work schedule since mid June and high heat and humidity last two weeks cut into ride time. Work slowing down to normal hours and the heat wave finally broke equals more...
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By KenCT

Glad you caught it in time. I was a firefighter...

Glad you caught it in time. I was a firefighter for 33 years and have been to many fires that ended up being minor due to working smoke detectors and the occupants having and using a fire...
07-07-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By KenCT

Using the inflation calculator at...

Using the inflation calculator at https://www.usinflationcalculator.com the 1983 price of $600 is about $1,500 in 2020 dollars.
07-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 1,671,824
Posted By KenCT

51 miles and 3,400 feet of climbing in rural...

51 miles and 3,400 feet of climbing in rural northwest Connecticut.
...
06-23-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,327
Posted By KenCT

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Craig's List find last summer. Used it on my smart...
06-14-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By KenCT

Besides cycling I tinker with electronics and ham...

Besides cycling I tinker with electronics and ham radio, I've had my radio license for 43 years. Also do some target shooting. Up until this spring I was in a small group at the local range that...
06-12-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By KenCT

The mask should be white. Do you have any idea...

The mask should be white. Do you have any idea how much the dye weighs in a colored mask?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By KenCT

Borderline retro maybe, I still have these...

Borderline retro maybe, I still have these Northwaves from about 20 years ago. Look cleats and the coloring matched my Cannondale R-1000.
...
06-09-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By KenCT

The series is available on Youtube...

The series is available on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPd5byT7sJ9K8pP51dFSiTc5on3bAWrP5
Forum: Foo
06-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,497
Posted By KenCT

The only thing I like with my morning coffee is...

The only thing I like with my morning coffee is the sound of no one talking to me.

There was a study that said coffee drinkers live longer. I think they got it wrong. By me having my coffee other...
Forum: Introductions
06-05-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By KenCT

Welcome. I had a Multi Track 720 for many years,...

Welcome. I had a Multi Track 720 for many years, foolishly got rid of it a couple of years ago. It may be worth a trip to a bike shop for a tune up and adjustment. Just because it's old doesn't mean...
06-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,986
Posted By KenCT

Congratulations, my last drink was July 27, 2014,...

Congratulations, my last drink was July 27, 2014, it gets easier as time goes by. It took me a few years to go from a couple of beers on weekends to waking up each day and making a drinking plan....
05-30-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,454
Posted By KenCT

Never do something while you are angry that makes...

Never do something while you are angry that makes you feel good. When emotion overtakes logic and reason the results are rarely good.
05-29-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By KenCT

Organizing a Bike\Walk Event

I've been approached by a town official and asked if I would help organize a bike and walk event for sometime next year. I'm involved in town activities and a very active non-profit local history...
05-27-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By KenCT

You may find leonardmlee on YouTube has some of...

You may find leonardmlee on YouTube has some of what you are looking for. He is a 50 something year old cyclist with decent content for those of us who are not racers. www.youtube.com/user/leonardmlee
05-23-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By KenCT

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning...

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning how to be in the right gear at the right time will greatly improve your ride experience. It takes time but soon you will shift without even thinking...
05-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By KenCT

That is a good possibility. I did have a rear...

That is a good possibility. I did have a rear flat earlier in the ride, it could have happened when changing the tube.
05-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By KenCT

Found missing cable cap

Cleaning my bikes drivetrain today after a ride and I noticed the RD cable cap was missing. Cable was a little unwound but didnít look too bad.

During the cleaning I found the cap wedged firmly...
04-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By KenCT

Finally back outside today after a month due to...

Finally back outside today after a month due to isolation, weather and other issues. I've been riding Zwift a lot. Did a 30 mile loop through some neighboring towns, great to be back on the road...
04-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By KenCT

I expanded and organized my pleasure room (bike...

I expanded and organized my pleasure room (bike storage, workshop, and trainer area). Working on some portable radio equipment, I've been an amateur radio operator for over 40 years. Riding more on...
03-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By KenCT

A few solo rides so far when the weather...

A few solo rides so far when the weather cooperates, here in Connecticut the temps have been mostly in the 30s and 40s with a few warmer days the past couple of weeks.

The group I ride with on...
03-18-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,400
Posted By KenCT

My background (38 years) is in the fire service...

My background (38 years) is in the fire service and emergency management. The concept of, and the term, "shelter in place" has been in use for many years. It is the protection of a group of people...
03-08-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,367
Posted By KenCT

I added a Varia last month, works well especially...

I added a Varia last month, works well especially when in the low traffic areas I ride. It gives an early enough warning that I can glance at my mirror and see the vehicle, usually just as it becomes...
02-28-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,944
Posted By KenCT

The LBS sponsored rides go through a few rural...

The LBS sponsored rides go through a few rural towns near here, very nice in the fall.

...
02-21-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By KenCT

The Bolt will store the data and sync with your...

The Bolt will store the data and sync with your Wahoo phone app when in range.
Forum: Northeast
02-13-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,802
Posted By KenCT

This year will be my 20th 5 Boro. Bailed out...

This year will be my 20th 5 Boro. Bailed out last year at the Brooklyn Bridge.

There were two other times we only did half the route because of heavy rain and cold. I don't really mind the rain...
02-12-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By KenCT

I've had really good luck with both their shorts...

I've had really good luck with both their shorts and bibs.
02-10-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By KenCT

I use the Wahoo with a chest strap and have had...

I use the Wahoo with a chest strap and have had no issues with sweat or rain affecting fit or readings. I hardly notice I'm wearing it after it's been on a few minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,260
Posted By KenCT

Last year my two longest rides were 65 miles ...

Last year my two longest rides were 65 miles
Typical ride is 25 to 30 miles
15 is the shortest I'd bother with

My benchmark for a decent ride last year was 30 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. ...
01-12-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By KenCT

I really liked his expression when he looked at...

I really liked his expression when he looked at the spin class 😊
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By KenCT

I served 33 years on my local fire department, 3...

I served 33 years on my local fire department, 3 as a volunteer and 30 as a full time fire fighter and fire officer. Many people do not realize how fast fires grow or the toxicity of smoke. Fires are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By KenCT

2,500 outside for 2018, 700 on the trainer (Wahoo...

2,500 outside for 2018, 700 on the trainer (Wahoo Snap and Zwift) during November and December.
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