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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By jpescatore

I use the same Hirobel others have mentioned on...

I use the same Hirobel others have mentioned on my Trek Domane carbo bike. On my work stand I would normally clamp to the top tube before I had a carbon bike.

I have a Jamis Renegade steel gravel...
04-16-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,732
Posted By jpescatore

When I've taken my temperature when I've been...

When I've taken my temperature when I've been healthy, I don't think it has ever once read 98.6!

220-HR is kinda like the Max Inflation warning on tires - good for what it was intended for, to...
04-15-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By jpescatore

Yesterday was an example of why I haven't paused...

Yesterday was an example of why I haven't paused Zwift in a while - rained all day, Tour de Watopia Stage 4 was scheduled at the perfect time for me - 26 mile hilly ride instead of 0 miles.
04-15-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By jpescatore

A lot of times on Zwift, you'll see short term...

A lot of times on Zwift, you'll see short term low or high W/kg numbers on other riders or on your own listing but that isn't the longer term average w/k/. Also, the trainer difficulty setting...
04-15-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,988
Posted By jpescatore

I never need a mountain bike for my non-road...

I never need a mountain bike for my non-road riding, let alone when I used to commute on bike - I always used what was called a hybrid bike but never liked the limited hand positions of flat bars....
04-15-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 598
Posted By jpescatore

I've been using the Topeak Aero Large wedge - It...

I've been using the Topeak Aero Large wedge - It has a zipper than let's you make the pack longer and in the expanded setting I can carry 2 tubes, 2 CO2 cartdiges and inflator, tire tools and my cell...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By jpescatore

I was biking and hiking a lot in 2004. Lots of...

I was biking and hiking a lot in 2004. Lots of noise but as mentioned they are usually up high and I don't remember any smacking into me while biking. Hiking the Appalachian Trail and other areas the...
04-12-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By jpescatore

A really good book to read is The Time Crunched...

A really good book to read is The Time Crunched Cyclis (https://www.velopress.com/books/the-time-crunched-cyclist/)t by Chris Carmichael. A lot of well written information on training and fitness and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By jpescatore

Gettysburg: The Baltimore Bicycling Club each...

Gettysburg: The Baltimore Bicycling Club each year in September holds the Civil War Century ride that starts in Thurmont MD and many of the rides loop through Gettysburg.

Ride info is here...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By jpescatore

32mm is fine for the GAP, but kinda narrow for...

32mm is fine for the GAP, but kinda narrow for the C&O, especially (as others have said) if it has rained in the weeks before. There has been a lot of resurfacing of the Towpath from Antietam...
04-06-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By jpescatore

Assuming you are storing the bikes where they...

Assuming you are storing the bikes where they stay dry, just wipe the chains off after a ride and then you don't really need to worry about cleaning/relubing the chain until the mileage piles up.
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04-06-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By jpescatore

I'm on team wet lube - I tend to go by ear when...

I'm on team wet lube - I tend to go by ear when it is time to relube and when I tried dry lube for a year or so it seemed like I was relubing 2-3x more often than I was used to. I rarely ride in the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By jpescatore

It wasn't that bad from a traffic point of view -...

It wasn't that bad from a traffic point of view - there wasn't that much traffic when we did it on a weekday. I'm comfortable road riding, but I don't think this was a scary or dangerous stretch but...
04-02-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By jpescatore

Before I start driving pickup trucks and station...

Before I start driving pickup trucks and station wagons, I would sometimes put my bike in the trunk of the car - Brits seem to put their bikes in the boot.

Breakfast seems to have terminology...
04-01-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,539
Posted By jpescatore

Back to the original poster's topic, healthy and...

Back to the original poster's topic, healthy and portable food to carry on longer rides. I've long been a Fig Newton fan, which someone else mentioned. For longer rides (or longer distance between...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

Yeah, the cycling gods were smiling - could have...

Yeah, the cycling gods were smiling - could have been 15 miles worst case!

Actually, if I was a bit smarter, I would have made it back. When I first felt it, I thought the seat rail clamp as...
04-01-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 736
Posted By jpescatore

I bought a RouteWerks bag to replace that Ortleib...

I bought a RouteWerks bag to replace that Ortleib bag on my wife's bike - the magnetic closure was so strong on the Ortleib, my wife would get pulled into passing busses and I'd have to drive miles...
04-01-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jpescatore

On my 32mm tires, I normally ride at 75 psi. One...

On my 32mm tires, I normally ride at 75 psi. One 16g cartridge is usually enough to get me above 60 psi which is enough to get back home or to the car. I don't get many flats (I think buying CO2...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-01-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jpescatore

I've hiked and biked on the Towpath for over 40...

I've hiked and biked on the Towpath for over 40 years and those bluebells are the only flowers I can name! All those other ones I refer to as "those little purple ones" or "those tall white ones."...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

A bit more detailed response from Jamis: ...

A bit more detailed response from Jamis:



So, either just manufacturing defect or when the bike was put together, it was over-torqued and the seat post was damaged.

The seat clamp issue is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

I received a rapid, but pretty generic response...

I received a rapid, but pretty generic response from Jamis:



Replied that I'd like to hear if they have seen other slipping/fracturing of this seat post, any redesign or will the replacement be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

I filled out a contact form to Jamis on their web...

I filled out a contact form to Jamis on their web site, telling them of my experience and giving them links to both threads - will post any reply I get.
03-26-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,653
Posted By jpescatore

Someone pointed me to your thread, I have a 2019...

Someone pointed me to your thread, I have a 2019 Jamis Renegade Escapade and first had the seat post slipping, then had the carbon seat post go kerplooey - see my post here...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

chaadster - wish I had seen that post. I had some...

chaadster - wish I had seen that post. I had some slippage on that seat post which resulted my chubby thighs (I'm a 225 lb Clydesdale) rubbing on the annoying seat clamp on that carbon seat post....
03-26-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By jpescatore

My average Zwift speeds are about 20-25% faster...

My average Zwift speeds are about 20-25% faster than IRL - there is never a head wind, never have to slow down/stop for traffic lights, stop signs, etc, and never have to slow down on even the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By jpescatore

Jamis Carbon Seat Post Goes Kerplooey

Back in December 2019 I bought a Jamis Renegade Escapade to be my gravel/touring bike and what I ride on more relaxed road rides with my wife. Steel frame, carbon fork, crank and seat post, bit 40mm...
03-25-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By jpescatore

I had a friend who had a Kinetic trainer, he...

I had a friend who had a Kinetic trainer, he found this (https://support.zwift.com/en_us/pairing-a-kinetic-HJPO5VWgB) and got it going fine on Zwift. Don't remember what model he had, but maybe that...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-25-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By jpescatore

My wife and I did a supported multi-day ride on...

My wife and I did a supported multi-day ride on the Delaware and Lehigh Rail Trail from Glen Summit south to New Hope (and a bit further south) - really loved that trail. We had a couple of days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By jpescatore

Agree with all the advice just incrementally...

Agree with all the advice just incrementally adding longer rides, intervals or hilly rides in the mix, and if you normally average X mph of Y miles long try to push to 1.1X and 1.1Y etc.

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By jpescatore

I've had the Shimano RC5 shoes for a bit over a...

I've had the Shimano RC5 shoes for a bit over a year, use them on my Jamis gravel/touring bike - about 2K miles on them.

Agree with the comment about a bit annoying to get on at first - but once...
03-22-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By jpescatore

I bought the Burley Bee for my...

I bought the Burley Bee for my daughter/son-in-law and new grandson - works great for them. There are higher end version with stroller/jogger conversions but I don't think those ever really work...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,276
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2013 (at age 56) I completely tore my...

Back in 2013 (at age 56) I completely tore my rotator cuff and had to have surgery. During rehab I kept pushing for the surgeon to clear me for road riding (vs. first just recumbent stationary, than...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By jpescatore

I've been using tubeful GP5000s for three years...

I've been using tubeful GP5000s for three years now, those cracks are not normal. I usually get 1.5 years/ 4-5K miles out of the rear, I'm only on my second front tire now - no such cracks.
03-18-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By jpescatore

There is a complex way you could do the hack...

There is a complex way you could do the hack you'd like to do. For $50 you could buy the Cable USB/ANT+ bridge (https://npe-inc.com/cableinfo/) and use it to select which Bluetooth and/or ANT+ feeds...
03-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,419
Posted By jpescatore

If I had to choose only one, I'd choose presta....

If I had to choose only one, I'd choose presta. The only down side to them is that cars don't use them so much of the public infrastructure doesn't support them. But from a valve and tube reliability...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,027
Posted By jpescatore

It really depends on the roads you ride on. I'm...

It really depends on the roads you ride on. I'm fine with 32mm on my bikes for the roads I normally ride on. But, I did a 3 day tour from Venice FL to Jacksonville and on the advice of locals I put...
03-17-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By jpescatore

I can see going tubeless for mountain biking and...

I can see going tubeless for mountain biking and maybe racing. But for me, recreational riding and touring, even with tubeless tires I would have to carry a tube and CO2 or a pump, so don't see the...
03-17-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By jpescatore

I've been able to get 4 bikes on the old strap on...

I've been able to get 4 bikes on the old strap on the rear windshield kind of carrier and on a cheap 4 bike handing carrier but it is not for the faint of heart or for anyone who cares about the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-17-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By jpescatore

Still kinda hard to set any firm goals! My near...

Still kinda hard to set any firm goals! My near term target is to do the May 1 Six Pillars century ride out of Cambridge MD on the Eastern Shore. It is tentatively still on, we'll see.

By fall,...
03-13-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,261
Posted By jpescatore

The bee did not get me, but later that summer...

The bee did not get me, but later that summer while mowing our lawn, a wasp did get me - it was painful but no allergic reaction.

The one time I had the reaction I had been riding a motorcycle and...
03-12-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,261
Posted By jpescatore

For me it is a tie between: 1. A bee flew...

For me it is a tie between:

1. A bee flew into me while I was riding on a local path and fell down into my shirt (with many people around.) I once had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, was...
03-12-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By jpescatore

There are several clamp-on bar mount mirrors out...

There are several clamp-on bar mount mirrors out there you can find.

I've tried helmet and glasses mounted mirrors, either broke them quickly or didn't like the view and went to and really like...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-12-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By jpescatore

03/12/2021 update - I took advantage of...

03/12/2021 update - I took advantage of yesterday's 80 degree weather to do a 38 mile Rock Creek/Hains Point/Capital Crescent/Bethesda Trolley/Ruins of White Flint loop I do a lot.

Facilities were...
03-10-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,833
Posted By jpescatore

Bananas, bagels, peanut butter for me. Oatmeal if...

Bananas, bagels, peanut butter for me. Oatmeal if someone else makes it!
03-09-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By jpescatore

A cadence sensor is easy to add, one like the...

A cadence sensor is easy to add, one like the Wahoo RPM (https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/bike-sensors/wahoo-rpm-cadence-sensor) don't even require attaching anything to the frame of your bike,...
03-04-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By jpescatore

Agree with Surak - I tried the longer and short...

Agree with Surak - I tried the longer and short FTP tests, the ramp test, a long complicated multi-part test, etc. The classic FTP equivalent number was within +/- 5% across all of them - well within...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By jpescatore

Agree with the comments on cleat positioning -...

Agree with the comments on cleat positioning - take a big of work to transfer old shoe cleat position to new shoes. You can watch YouTube videos on how to do it or for $30 buy something like the...
03-04-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jpescatore

I mix up my just get on and ride Zwift riding...

I mix up my just get on and ride Zwift riding with group workouts, group rides, custom workouts I've put on Zwift, occasional races/TTs and the "Tour de Zwift" type series - has kept it from getting...
03-03-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jpescatore

I'm not a racer but enjoy them on Zwift as...

I'm not a racer but enjoy them on Zwift as workouts. Time trails are tougher mentally - no blobs of riders to catch up to and grab the draft, just a steady procession of the TTers who started behind...
02-27-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By jpescatore

Gthomson - I looked into that a while back for my...

Gthomson - I looked into that a while back for my Wahoo KICKR SNAP and the answer was pretty much "Nothing to do except keep it clean."

Others I know who have one do a bit more than that - they...
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