Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: jpescatore
Showing results 1 to 50 of 509
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,115
Posted By jpescatore

Three years of using disc brakes on two different...

Three years of using disc brakes on two different road bikes. Short answer: Love the performance, love the disc brakes enabling me to use wider tires. Cost of ownership is a little higher than rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,310
Posted By jpescatore

Bicyclerollingresistance.com...

Bicyclerollingresistance.com (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/the-test) does rolling resistance tests on rollers with a bumpy surface, vs. the perfectly flat rollers that were long used....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-15-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By jpescatore

You probably haven't even needed those fenders,...

You probably haven't even needed those fenders, yet - but they might come in handy tomorrow!
10-12-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By jpescatore

This year I did the Seattle to Portland ride (I'm...

This year I did the Seattle to Portland ride (I'm 62.) I did 2 things in training for it and I generally average less than 5 hours per week on the bike:


For the past 3 years, over the winter I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By jpescatore

I've got about 3K miles on my GP5000 32mm...

I've got about 3K miles on my GP5000 32mm tubefuls that I put on over the winter. There is still some of the wear indicator dots showing on the rear, no flats yet. I'm thinking I will get another 1k...
10-11-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By jpescatore

It has been many years, but I pulled my daughter...

It has been many years, but I pulled my daughter (and occasionally her friends and our dog) in a Winchester trailer in the Maryland/Washington DC area and occasionally on vacation. I never felt the...
10-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By jpescatore

I just bought a pair of Sidi shoes and others had...

I just bought a pair of Sidi shoes and others had told me to add a size. I followed the Sidi sizing guide, which claims to compensate for their shoes being more narrow and it ended up recommending a...
10-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,709
Posted By jpescatore

Rough estimate for calories burned is 40 per mile...

Rough estimate for calories burned is 40 per mile biking and 100 per mile running a mile, with no elevation gain. That says about 2.5 to one ratio. Triathlons are more like a 4 to 1 ratio.

I used...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By jpescatore

Yesterday I sneaked (snuck?) in a lunchtime ride...

Yesterday I sneaked (snuck?) in a lunchtime ride on the Towpath from Carderock to Seneca Creek and back. Dry as a bone but there are a lot of spots where they repaired washouts earlier in the year...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a multi-day tourer, not a long distance,...

I'm a multi-day tourer, not a long distance, multi-week tourer, but what got me started:

I grew up in Long Island NY (Freeport), where we all rode our bikes for everything: delivering newspapers,...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By jpescatore

Prowler - you pretty much nailed the situation....

Prowler - you pretty much nailed the situation. Apparently, Jamis was giving dealers 20% off normal pricing to get rid of 2019 bikes so inventories were pretty low. A local shop was able to order one...
10-07-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By jpescatore

It depends on how hard those every day rides are....

It depends on how hard those every day rides are. When I bike commuted every day, I didn't need rest days since I wasn't really pushing my heart rate up all that high. I was also in my 30s back...
10-07-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By jpescatore

I've recommended this buyers guide to others,...

I've recommended this buyers guide to others, seems to do a good job - here (https://www.bicycle-guider.com/cycling-advice/bike-buying-guide/).

A very cool site for comparing bikes is 99spokes...
10-07-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By jpescatore

I test rode both 3 years ago, went with a Domane...

I test rode both 3 years ago, went with a Domane SL6 disc. I've done a few centuries on it, lots of 75+ mile rides here in Maryland and still loving it. The geometry of the Domane (in my case a 54cm...
10-07-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,224
Posted By jpescatore

I've tried various fabrics over the years and...

I've tried various fabrics over the years and decided that no matter what miracle fabric is in use, I either get equally wet from sweat, rain or a combination of both. So, my goal is more how to stay...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By jpescatore

The 99spokes site is very handy for comparing...

The 99spokes site is very handy for comparing geometries of bikes and I can see the 54cm Jamis is a touch more stretched out than the 54 cm Domane I ride on the road, and the 51cm is about the same...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By jpescatore

How Do People Buy Jamis Bikes?

I'm thinking of doing a "N-2+1" over the winter, getting rid of my 23 year old Trek 520 and my 29 year old Schwinn hybrid beater bike, and buying a new bike for light touring and unpaved gravel-ish...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,729
Posted By jpescatore

I did this year's Seattle to Portland ride on a...

I did this year's Seattle to Portland ride on a rental. I brought my own seat but not my Vision 40 wheels. I didn't really miss the wheels - I don't think it would have been worth the hassle.

One...
Forum: Southeast
10-04-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By jpescatore

Podagrower - thanks for great info! On Google...

Podagrower - thanks for great info! On Google street view that bridge over Lake Harris did look pretty bad.

I'll be pretty lightly loaded - credit card style touring. Your option 1 sounds pretty...
Forum: Southeast
10-03-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By jpescatore

Routing Through Central Florida: Mascotte/Groveland to Mt. Dora Area Rt 19?

My wife and I will be driving down to Venice FL over the winter to visit friends. I'm planning on biking from Venice to Jacksonville and then taking Amtrak back to Washington DC while my wife stays...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By jpescatore

I'm now on my 3rd season on a Domane SL6 disc and...

I'm now on my 3rd season on a Domane SL6 disc and still loving it, about 8K miles on it. I replaced the seat early on but I've never actually stayed with the production seat on any bike I've bought....
10-02-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jpescatore

This year I bought the Kuat trailer hitch/tray...

This year I bought the Kuat trailer hitch/tray rack. Since the grab arm goes on the front wheel, rear racks don't interfere at all.

We don't have fenders on any of our bikes, but I did pick up...
10-02-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By jpescatore

Six Pillars Century Ride Cambridge MD Registration Open

I did this ride for the first time last year - typical flat terrain of Maryland's Eastern Shore but an unusually scenic route and great rest stops. Raises money for kid's services in the area.

The...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-02-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By jpescatore

We were a bit ahead of the leaf colors, though...

We were a bit ahead of the leaf colors, though not sure this will be a great year for color no matter what. But, did hit some purty spots in the lower UP.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-01-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By jpescatore

From a biking perspective, it was a looong drive...

From a biking perspective, it was a looong drive - I don't think I would make that drive again just for the biking. My wife loved the dunes, Mackinac Island and what we saw of the UP and would go...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-30-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By jpescatore

I promised I'd post after our trip, which we...

I promised I'd post after our trip, which we completed last week.

We ended up booking 2 nights in Glen Arbor, 2 nights on Mackinac Island and 2 nights a bit further north into the UP (I guess the...
09-12-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By jpescatore

I haven't brought a bike on Metro in many years...

I haven't brought a bike on Metro in many years but I'm frequently in DC in the morning for meetings. From what I've seen, where there are bike racks I don't remember seeing them completely filled....
09-12-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,449
Posted By jpescatore

I don't, because my local bike shop isn't really...

I don't, because my local bike shop isn't really on my riding "circuit." They do have weekend shop rides but just not as an attractive area for me to ride as what I usually do. I brought some touring...
09-10-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By jpescatore

If you need the external motivation and have the...

If you need the external motivation and have the money, nothing wrong with getting coaching. If you have the motivation to train on your own, take a look at Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg's book...
09-09-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By jpescatore

Ronno6 - depends on what your goal is. If the...

Ronno6 - depends on what your goal is. If the goal is to do longer rides, lengthen your rides. If goal is to increase your speed, do the same number of rides but faster. If your goal is to get in...
09-06-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,127
Posted By jpescatore

Warning my wife away from some badly cracked...

Warning my wife away from some badly cracked pavement on a ride we did last weekend, I got my own front wheel stuck in a deep crack and went down in fairly slow motion and got a big patch of road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,527
Posted By jpescatore

Yes, the Potomac Pedalers club in the DC/MD/No....

Yes, the Potomac Pedalers club in the DC/MD/No. VA area. I do 6 or 7 group rides with them each year, and you don't have to be a member to do so. I'm not active other than that, but pay the dues to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By jpescatore

On my Vision 40 wheels, Continental GP5000...

On my Vision 40 wheels, Continental GP5000 (tubeful) were the easiest mounting tires I've ever put on a modern bike. Never needed a tool or blow dryer or vaseline - and didn't need to pop a vein in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By jpescatore

Tagaproject6's answer is what is on the...

Tagaproject6's answer is what is on the instruction sheet that comes with SPD_SL cleats from Shiman - 5-6 nm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,173
Posted By jpescatore

Short answer: I wasn't sure I was going to stick...

Short answer: I wasn't sure I was going to stick with SPD-SL when I first tried them, but for the type of riding I do, I ended up sticking with them. On the bike where I am more likely to do a lot of...
09-04-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By jpescatore

You are definitely running higher pressure than...

You are definitely running higher pressure than you need and my experience has been that both too low and too high pressure lead to more flats. Different types of flatting, but same end effect.

I...
09-04-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By jpescatore

Back in May, two cyclists doing pretty much a...

Back in May, two cyclists doing pretty much a "four corners" tour stayed with us for a few nights. Janet and Stephen Rickey are retired, have done many cross country and self-supported long tours in...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By jpescatore

3 weeks or so ago some more wind storms caused...

3 weeks or so ago some more wind storms caused many blowdowns upstream from Point of Rocks, all clear now.
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,346
Posted By jpescatore

Earlier in the summer, we hosted two touring...

Earlier in the summer, we hosted two touring cyclists (Janet and Stephen Rickey) who sold their home in Seattle when they just got tired of cold and damp winters. They started riding south, turned...
08-22-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By jpescatore

Helmets, band aids - when my kids (and their...

Helmets, band aids - when my kids (and their friends who often came along) were little they were amazingly gifted at hitting things, running into each other, falling over, etc.

Pumps - I've had...
08-22-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By jpescatore

Poison ivy or Shimano Mineral Oil Brake Fluid??

This past Saturday I went hiking with friends here in Maryland and with all the heat and rain we are having I showered when I got home and did my anti-poison ivy scrubbing routine.

Later that day...
08-22-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By jpescatore

"Felt like it took a lot more effort" is very...

"Felt like it took a lot more effort" is very subjective - do you have a heart rate monitor? If so, see if your heart rate was really higher on the road bike. (A power meter is even better, but heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By jpescatore

I have a 2017 Domane SL6 and have been loving it....

I have a 2017 Domane SL6 and have been loving it. When I saw the 2020 ones come out, that storage compartment in the down tube made me wish I'd waited a few years! I don't like carrying things on my...
08-21-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,206
Posted By jpescatore

Since you have enough money to even ask the...

Since you have enough money to even ask the question about spending more money on something not entirely necessary, you are already past the two lowest levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By jpescatore

I'm normally just a smear some vaseline on kinda...

I'm normally just a smear some vaseline on kinda guy but I recently rode the Seattle to Portland ride and Blue Steel was giving out packets of their anti-chafe cream, so I tried some. Worked great,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By jpescatore

I have a squeeze bottle of Phil Wood Tenacious...

I have a squeeze bottle of Phil Wood Tenacious Oil for chains that I bought in 1979. In 2000 or so I switched over the more modern chain lube on my main road bike but still use that stuff on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By jpescatore

On the shorts/jersey performance vs. cost aspect:...

On the shorts/jersey performance vs. cost aspect: there are a number of different aspects of performance, but from a "how fast I go" perspective, how much you spend on what you wear isn't going to...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By jpescatore

Agree about Amtrak: I'm planning a ride in...

Agree about Amtrak: I'm planning a ride in January from Venice FL to Jacksonville FL and then getting on Amtrak to return to Washington DC - a few weeks ago checked and there was only one spot left,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-14-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,060
Posted By jpescatore

Because the bridge wasn't finished, we were...

Because the bridge wasn't finished, we were shuttled from Jim Thorpe to Lehighton, so we saw just a little bit of the D&L to Weissport - really nice riding.

We really enjoyed the variety of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,456
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a renter - never actually shipped a bike when...

I'm a renter - never actually shipped a bike when flying somewhere. The cost of the actual shipping part usually isn't the issue - more the hassle of disassembly/reassembly and my feeling that...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 509
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.