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02-25-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,407
Posted By PickleRick

I just need to find a hobby where the crap I...

I just need to find a hobby where the crap I purchase appreciates in value. :(
02-21-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By PickleRick

Ha!!....no, but one of my nieces, who is also a...

Ha!!....no, but one of my nieces, who is also a Rick and Morty zealot, informed me of their existence. Will have to check out Wegmans next time I get groceries.
02-21-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By PickleRick

Yup! Stingray late 60's on farm trails in rural...

Yup! Stingray late 60's on farm trails in rural suburbia with my up-to-no-good buddies. Loved it! My first "gravel ride" and "first mountain bike."
I chuckle now at MTB "hardtail" advocates and...
02-01-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PickleRick

HA!!....actually ran across this video about...

HA!!....actually ran across this video about 10-12years ago. Someone had put Boards of Canada (a Scottish techno-ambient band) music to it. Very surreal.
-Shared it with my nieces and nephews who...
12-03-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,541
Posted By PickleRick

Sooooo, OP, dare I ask if there was a final...

Sooooo, OP, dare I ask if there was a final determination as to the cause of this frame failure? Did Rodeo ever get back to you?
11-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,387
Posted By PickleRick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Pw4t_Falo ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Pw4t_Falo

When Black Friday comes
I stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor

....I'm gonna look for Steely...
11-22-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By PickleRick

For mountain biking, I use Pearl Izumi Men's...

For mountain biking, I use Pearl Izumi Men's Liner Shorts and then buy cheapo cargo shorts from Target or WallyWorld or TJ Maxx. This has been the perfect solution for me.

I like this system so...
10-22-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,709
Posted By PickleRick

Too Much Trek = Not My Tempo :foo: ....now,...

Too Much Trek = Not My Tempo :foo:

....now, were you rushing or were you dragging?
10-22-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,709
Posted By PickleRick

HA!....I'm old enough to remember when Trek was a...

HA!....I'm old enough to remember when Trek was a "young turk" company.

"Trek?" as in 'Star Trek'?" I asked a friend who was considering purchasing a Trek bike at the time. I remember thinking,...
10-15-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By PickleRick

If i recall your previous posts (you ended up...

If i recall your previous posts (you ended up with a Rock Mountain Instinct, yes?) I will venture to say, judging from what I've read, that you suffer from Analysis Paralysis which has now manifest...
10-07-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By PickleRick

Interesting! I was just gravel grinding near the...

Interesting! I was just gravel grinding near the Blueberry Patch in the Finger Lakes National Forest last week (but only a quick post-work15miler)

I'm surprised there's only 4000ft of ascent...
10-07-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 230,860
Posted By PickleRick

Got out to the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region of...

Got out to the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region of NY this weekend. Limited but scenic gravel riding. ...
10-01-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By PickleRick

You absolutely, positively, without a doubt, must...

You absolutely, positively, without a doubt, must check out Skills with Phil YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0QuCui5pNF9k9fiNXkqn_w
also
Bike Radar has some decent stuff...
09-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By PickleRick

So my 000002 cents. "trail riding" and "nothing...

So my 000002 cents. "trail riding" and "nothing technical" are very subjective terms. If you really are doing fairly tame XC type trail riding I would suggest spending your hard-earned cash on...
09-18-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,541
Posted By PickleRick

Dude, many, many thanks for posting your photos!...

Dude, many, many thanks for posting your photos! They were both fascinating and terrifying. I've never seen anything like it and I will be conducting far more thorough pre and post-ride inspections...
09-17-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,541
Posted By PickleRick

Wow, that is crazy!! I would think a hollow tube...

Wow, that is crazy!! I would think a hollow tube would buckle or bend at a weak spot, but that separation is so clean and sharp - almost like a pipe cutter started it.
.....you don't happen to have...
09-17-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,040
Posted By PickleRick

An American Express Platinum card on an old...

An American Express Platinum card on an old gravel country road (before gravel bikes were a thing). It was just sitting there, in the middle of this dirt farm road, shining in the noonday sun....
09-17-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By PickleRick

A HA HA!....wow, blast from the past! :roflmao: ...

A HA HA!....wow, blast from the past! :roflmao: Where is Ronco when you need them??
09-16-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By PickleRick

Always amazed at how universally pathetic police...

Always amazed at how universally pathetic police PA systems are. You would think that, with such an import role, agencies could outfit their cars with products from Marshall or Klipsch etc.
....as...
09-13-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By PickleRick

Ha ha ! Yep, snow on Mother's day, oh joy! :mad: ...

Ha ha ! Yep, snow on Mother's day, oh joy! :mad:

So I'm not much on the whole "covert your MTB to a road bike" or road bike to MTB, or hybrid to electric etc., etc. thing. I prefer to purchase...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By PickleRick

Final(?) NYC Century 2019

(Thought I'd give this its own thread instead of it being buried in the 5 Boro's discussion.)

I was worried about Dorian skirting up the east coast earlier this week, but the NYC forecast, at this...
08-27-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By PickleRick

I see you're from British Columbia, my...

I see you're from British Columbia, my media-fueled gut reaction is every trail there is like a Whistler Bike Park gnar feast so you'll need 160mm or more - but, of course, I have no freakin'...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,980
Posted By PickleRick

Yeahhhh, this isn't just Central Park. I was in...

Yeahhhh, this isn't just Central Park. I was in Toronto last month riding the beautiful Waterfront trail and between the Tour de France wannabes, the e-bikes and the meandering pedestrians I...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,476
Posted By PickleRick

Yes!....I can attest that almost the entire group...

Yes!....I can attest that almost the entire group of riders is very helpful if someone is in need of assistance. I always carry two or three extra CO2 cartridges to help folks get a quick start after...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,476
Posted By PickleRick

Thar ya go!.....and don't star grousing about it...

Thar ya go!.....and don't star grousing about it if it puts your panties in a wad. :lol:
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,476
Posted By PickleRick

Wow, did we get up on the wrong side of the bed...

Wow, did we get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Would you like some cheese with your whine? :lol:

For a large metro ride it seems a fair price. I've ridden it three times now, it's a...
08-13-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By PickleRick

Ahhhh, OK , the old story of "I'm forced to ride...

Ahhhh, OK , the old story of "I'm forced to ride the really cool bike that my employer imposes on me." Well sir, I would not stand for that, in fact, I would sit right down on that excellent bike and...
08-12-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,559
Posted By PickleRick

Here in central NY folks are, in general, pretty...

Here in central NY folks are, in general, pretty courteous. There is the occasional close pass but, overall, drivers will give you a wide berth. I've also had good experiences on road tours in...
08-12-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By PickleRick

Sweet!!... You should have a lot of fun on that...

Sweet!!... You should have a lot of fun on that rig.
Curious, what other grave bikes were on your shortlist before you decided on the Vault?
07-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,098
Posted By PickleRick

True.....but it still ain't a 29'r ...

True.....but it still ain't a 29'r




Ahhhhhhh, OK that -is- a bit different. Good question! ... but I'm not a hardtail guy, the last "hardtail" I rode was Schwinn Stingray. ;- )
07-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,098
Posted By PickleRick

Ummmmmm, 27.5 seconds of Google searching got...

Ummmmmm, 27.5 seconds of Google searching got this:

Pivot Mach 4 27.5
Pivot Mach 5.5 27.5
Pivot Trail429 27.5
Santa Cruz Bronson 27.5
Ibis Mojo 27.5
Salsa Spearfish 27.5
Salsa Rustler 27.5...
06-30-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Posted By PickleRick

Yeahhhhh, well, it's a "game" of your own making....

Yeahhhhh, well, it's a "game" of your own making. Just charge it and be done with it. - I charge mine when it gets to about 20% (The XTR's have a strength meter).
--I don't like to play games. ;- )
05-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By PickleRick

:roflmao: ... Guffaw!! ... coffee out nose....on...

:roflmao: ... Guffaw!! ... coffee out nose....on keyboard.
05-29-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,306
Posted By PickleRick

+1 this.....I mean, is there some reason you went...

+1 this.....I mean, is there some reason you went with a Taya chain (rather than a Shimano)? ...am I missing something?
05-15-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

For me, it's been a limitation that I've had...

For me, it's been a limitation that I've had since I was a wee lad. I learned very quickly that eating lunch before running around with friends at school meant that lunch would end up on the...
05-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By PickleRick

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and...

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and "No Loss of Performance" --Is this chain lube or a condom? :lol:
05-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the...

Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the thing. If I got a burrito from my local Mexican eatery it would be salsa and sour cream nightmare in my jersey in less than 9mins -- let alone 9 hours.
...
05-10-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

Yeahhhhhhh, that's my recollection as well. But...

Yeahhhhhhh, that's my recollection as well. But damn! --there are a lot of people still eating them, at least on this list. I was surprised to see how popular they are.

.....I'm going to the...
05-10-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does...

As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does not count. (would not travel well over a 60-100 mile ride)
....as a tasty mid-ride snack? Absofregginlutely! --- did you have a dos equis with it??
05-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks for the warning!.....what not to buy is...

Thanks for the warning!.....what not to buy is just as important as what to buy.
05-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

CAT7 YOU ROCK!!.....I got ahold of some Picky...

CAT7 YOU ROCK!!.....I got ahold of some Picky Bars while mountain biking in Virginia a few years ago and they were great!.... but I threw out the wrappers and could not, for love nor money, remember...
05-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks, folks! I reached my saturation level with...

Thanks, folks! I reached my saturation level with Clif Bars 2010-ish and Lara bars the around the same time.......but it sounds like they've expanded their lineup. Might have to check them out again....
05-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,915
Posted By PickleRick

Favorite Prepackaged Snack Bar - 2019??

So this question fits firmly under the "first world problem" category but I'm wondering what snack bars folks are eating during your rides?

Last year I was hooked on R.E.D.D . bars, but I've tired...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By PickleRick

Welcome! Ya ridin' the NY Gran Fondo on...

Welcome!

Ya ridin' the NY Gran Fondo on 5/19?....how about NYC Century in Sept?
04-30-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,922
Posted By PickleRick

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in...

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in Urban Planning, not something you ride your bike on. --- at least in my neck of the woods it is. ;-)
04-28-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,406
Posted By PickleRick

Agreed!....and this works a good 70-80% of the...

Agreed!....and this works a good 70-80% of the time. ---It's there other 20-30% that leaves me flummoxed and raises my ire.



I suspect that you are preaching to the choir here. I would be...
04-28-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,647
Posted By PickleRick

Wow, you're lucky you only got egged and painted....

Wow, you're lucky you only got egged and painted. I hear those Tubeless gangs will do business with anyone; The Bloods, The Crips, Hells Angels, even The Somewhat Upset Fat Bikers. Sounds like you...
04-28-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,406
Posted By PickleRick

It's a total lack of situational awareness. I've...

It's a total lack of situational awareness. I've owned many dogs over the years and I love flexi leads BUT you absolutely, without question, no if-ands or buts must keep aware of your surroundings. I...
04-27-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,828
Posted By PickleRick

Yeah 40-45mph on roads I know well is my max....

Yeah 40-45mph on roads I know well is my max. Even when I was young and reckless (stupid) that was still about my limit. ....and for whatever reason, I seem to be a wasp, hornet & bee magnet and they...
04-18-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks Skipjacks!....this is very helpful. ...

Thanks Skipjacks!....this is very helpful. --Pretty is good and "very pretty" is even better, sounds like I'll try the Baltimore Annapolis trail if I drive down this weekend. Cheers!
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