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08-10-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By jpescatore

I use a Kickr SNAP indoors and Strava outdoors....

I use a Kickr SNAP indoors and Strava outdoors. Strava definitely estimates lower than the SNAP/Zwift. But, I only really use FTP on the indoor trainer anyway.

But you have to make sure you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By jpescatore

I got a discounted Retul fitting session in early...

I got a discounted Retul fitting session in early 2017 when I bought a new bike. Over the years I had tinkered with seat height, placement, tilt etc. and my cleat placement and thought I had it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-06-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By jpescatore

I've done that northern extension - added a bit...

I've done that northern extension - added a bit less than 9 miles round trip, I think. Didn't change the equation for me - unless the York Market is open, I'll usually use the facilities at Stump...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By jpescatore

A few years ago my wife and did "hub and spoke"...

A few years ago my wife and did "hub and spoke" touring of that trail, staying in Wellsboro. Really enjoyed the riding and hiking the Turkey Path up to the stunning view point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By jpescatore

I think single socks escape dryers and run off...

I think single socks escape dryers and run off and hide in the house. Single gloves leap out of cars and then get run over before they can hide.

About once per year I lose one cycling glove -...
08-03-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By jpescatore

Saddles - good advice given so far: find a local...

Saddles - good advice given so far: find a local bike shop that will let you test ride saddles and try them out. A bike shop may also have some saddle manufacturer test system that will give you an...
07-31-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By jpescatore

I was a "routine dehydrator" for many years, both...

I was a "routine dehydrator" for many years, both biking and kayaking (where you need your hands all the time, even harder to drink while moving), and hiking for that matter. Bonked once or twice...
07-31-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By jpescatore

Have you tried gel-padded gloves?

Have you tried gel-padded gloves?
07-31-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By jpescatore

You can't go wrong with Schwalbe Marathon tires -...

You can't go wrong with Schwalbe Marathon tires - for my bike that I use on road and packed gravel/dirt I have Schwalbe Marathon HS-420 32mm tires - they have good enough grip on the packed surfaces,...
07-28-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By jpescatore

I've found Fig Newtons (or Newmans, I don't taste...

I've found Fig Newtons (or Newmans, I don't taste much of a difference) to have about the same nutritional makeup of Clif bars and the like, and had switched to them years ago. I can't stomach gels...
07-28-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By jpescatore

I have a Kickr SNAP, so it doesn't matter but I...

I have a Kickr SNAP, so it doesn't matter but I when I was thinking of moving to a wheel off trainer, I ran into the same issue. I sent email to Wahoo support and they said the Core did not support 7...
07-27-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By jpescatore

SANS Meal Bar Tryout

Over the weekend I did a 60 mile ride in the heat wave, and tried out a SANS meal bar (https://sansmealbar.com/collections/sans-meal-bars/products/variety-pack#) as a mid ride refueling option. vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By jpescatore

My wife often drives up to visit her brother who...

My wife often drives up to visit her brother who lives near Mercersburg PA, about a 75 mile ride north of us. Once or twice a year I'll put my bike on her car and ride up with her and have her drop...
07-27-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By jpescatore

I went with a Domane SL6 Disc back in 2017 as a...

I went with a Domane SL6 Disc back in 2017 as a mid-life crisis bike.

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The 2021...
07-25-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,328
Posted By jpescatore

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis...

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis (https://trainright.com/time-crunched-cyclist-3rd-edition/)t" - explains lots of the science behind training, has workout suggestions for different types of...
07-25-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By jpescatore

Glad it works for you - I've tried it a few...

Glad it works for you - I've tried it a few times, couldn't feel any difference. But, I carry around a thick layer of relaxed muscle (some call it fat...) that might be absorbing the beneficial...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By jpescatore

If you are like me, when you can't see your own...

If you are like me, when you can't see your own reflection, your mind's image of what you look like is that picture you posted. Then, someone takes a picture of you now and posts it online and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2017, I went with a Domane SL6 Disc - 9K...

Back in 2017, I went with a Domane SL6 Disc - 9K miles later, still loving it. I do mostly longer rides and not a racer. I did test rides of it and some Specialized bikes, really liked the road feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,357
Posted By jpescatore

I've worked in what is now called cybersecurity...

I've worked in what is now called cybersecurity for a long time. Many smaller (like state and local) organizations skimp on backing up data and key executables and have been getting taken down. Most...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-25-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By jpescatore

I love the GAP - in 2017, twenty years after the...

I love the GAP - in 2017, twenty years after the first Old Men's Bike Tour, those same 4 guys plus wives and another dozen friends, did the GAP in a hub and spoke way - I did a Cycleblaze journal...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By jpescatore

Garmin Hacked and Down

Looks like the Garmin outage is due to a ransomware incident and many services may be down until the weekend. Article here...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By jpescatore

Throwback Thursday Touring Post: Waynesboro VA to Williamsport in 1997

Back in 1997, three friends and I did our first multi-day, self supported (credit card style) tour. We had a journal up on one of the guy's personal Verizon web sites for a few years but then Verizon...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-24-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By jpescatore

Thowback Thursday Tour Posting: Waynesboro VA to Williamsburg in 1997

Back in 1997, three friends and I did our first multi-day, self supported (credit card style) tour. We had a journal up on one of the guy's personal Verizon web sites for a few years but then Verizon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By jpescatore

Some bike shops offer "meaningful" bike fitting...

Some bike shops offer "meaningful" bike fitting services for a fee. I say meaningful in that it is not the bike mechanic eyeing your bike, seat and pedal fit or just using a bike maker or seat vendor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By jpescatore

If you are willing to (gasp) forego a jersey for...

If you are willing to (gasp) forego a jersey for a T shirt, why not fall totally into depravity and add a small saddle bag to carry stuff?

I've been doing the padded shorts/wicking T/saddle bag...
07-22-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By jpescatore

There's another thread on here with a similar...

There's another thread on here with a similar question and a bunch of responses - check out https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1208084-help-choosing-bike-please-newbie.html

I...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By jpescatore

The only change in parking I've seen is that...

The only change in parking I've seen is that there are more people out on the trail so more crowded more early.
07-21-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By jpescatore

These are crazy times - both of those bikes are...

These are crazy times - both of those bikes are kind of pretender mountain bikes that no one would normally recommend for actual mountain biking. For paved riding, they are heavy and the shock forks...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-21-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jpescatore

Rest rooms have opened up in a lot of places, or...

Rest rooms have opened up in a lot of places, or porta-potties appeared. On one of my standard loops, Galesville waterfront was a porta potty stop, but last check that didn't return - had to water...
07-20-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By jpescatore

I get burned out doing any single thing too much,...

I get burned out doing any single thing too much, so I've always mixed hiking and (until I tore my rotator cuff) kayaking in the mix.

That said, one way I've found to keep my cycling determination...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By jpescatore

Got in 21 miles of rail trail riding on the...

Got in 21 miles of rail trail riding on the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail, then 2 miles of climbing to take the shot below of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Of course, then 2 miles downhill and...
07-20-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By jpescatore

Agree with others - the 25s will be fine. ...

Agree with others - the 25s will be fine.

When are you doing the Canal trail and which section(s)? Back in June my wife and I had a long weekend of day rides on the Erie Canal trail around...
07-17-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By jpescatore

Planks, squats and situps are part of my routine...

Planks, squats and situps are part of my routine - core-wise I'm pretty much doing what I did pre-Covid.

Santa brought me TRX straps a few years ago, so I put them back up in the basement and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By jpescatore

One first step would be to put more road-like...

One first step would be to put more road-like tires on your hybrid and maybe inexpensive bar extensions to give you some additional and less upright hand positions. I used a hybrid as a road bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:28 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By jpescatore

If you have a Garmin, Wahoo or other smart bike...

If you have a Garmin, Wahoo or other smart bike computer, you can just use that and it will upload to Strava. Or you can use the app as Dr Max described - easy to use.
07-17-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By jpescatore

Rouvy

I've been doing a 2 week free trial of Rouvy, been using Zwift for 4 years now. Rouvy's major claim to fame is you are cycling through videos of real world places vs. computer generated graphic...
07-17-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By jpescatore

I've done the roof rack on SUV, very inconvenient...

I've done the roof rack on SUV, very inconvenient to get bikes up there and sooner or later you will hit something - your own garage, ATM machine overhang, etc.

On that same SUV, I did use one of...
07-16-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By jpescatore

In the early 80s (I was in my mid 20s) I didn't...

In the early 80s (I was in my mid 20s) I didn't even have water bottle cages on my bike, let alone chamois in my shorts or anything other than the stock seat, bar tape, etc.

I like to think...
07-16-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By jpescatore

About the same mileage on the bike, but fewer...

About the same mileage on the bike, but fewer long rides - I usually do a charity ride every month or so during the season and get a century ride or two in. Lack of those also means I haven't had any...
Forum: Touring
07-15-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By jpescatore

I've ridden most of the length in 2 separate...

I've ridden most of the length in 2 separate trips in the past month or so. The trail is generally in pretty normal shape - usually great in PA, mostly good to fine in MD.

Time has not been kind...
07-15-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By jpescatore

Put me down for Team Kuat, I have had a NV model...

Put me down for Team Kuat, I have had a NV model for 2 years, many thousands of driving miles on it. Very easy to use, reliable. I used it to carry some touring cyclists ebikes, strong enough for...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By jpescatore

Great news about the foot bridge!

Great news about the foot bridge!
07-14-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By jpescatore

For short rides, I'll ride on an empty stomach -...

For short rides, I'll ride on an empty stomach - I carry plenty of stored fat and seem to be pretty good about using it for fuel for a 25 mile ride or so.

But, on longer rides I've evolved over...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By jpescatore

I went the other way - from a downward tilt to...

I went the other way - from a downward tilt to level - a few years ago after a real bike fitting that came with buying a new bike. It is all an individual thing, over the years I thought I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By jpescatore

I'll do multiple 10 mile loops from my house when...

I'll do multiple 10 mile loops from my house when time is limited and there is an 11 mile trail around BWI airport I'll do 2 or 3 times. That's about my bottom limit.

I have a friend who had one...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-14-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By jpescatore

It has been a couple of years since I did a loop...

It has been a couple of years since I did a loop in that area, but I think 671/Hillsboro Road is a better choice for getting from Purcellville to Harper's Ferry. The route here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By jpescatore

I went from $30 shorts to $60 shorts (I don't...

I went from $30 shorts to $60 shorts (I don't like bibs) and could tell the difference in comfort and longevity.

Three or so years ago, $149 Garneau CB2 shorts were on sale somewhere for $69 and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,458
Posted By jpescatore

My weather condition limit (whether cold, heat or...

My weather condition limit (whether cold, heat or wetness) has always been when biking stops being fun and that has changed with age. If you are an endurance athlete or racer, different story - I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By jpescatore

There are charts out there, like the one below,...

There are charts out there, like the one below, that go by tire size and weight and give some guidelines. The weight across the bottom is total wheel load, not your weight. So, at my weight of 225...
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