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Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, typo, meant Rt 140 Maybe don’t open the...

Yes, typo, meant Rt 140

Maybe don’t open the can. Pretty much anywhere you go in VT. is going to be good. Middlebury is a really nice town so worth a stop, college town with restaurants, etc. ...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By Steve B.

Rt 4 is likely the busiest route across the Green...

Rt 4 is likely the busiest route across the Green Mountains in this area of Vermont. It has a shoulder but will have traffic. Likewise Rt 4 from the Rt100 junction east to the Conn. River valley is...
09-09-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Steve B.

Everybody has a level of technology they choose...

Everybody has a level of technology they choose to not want to deal with an I understand that, I refuse to learn how to save TV programs to an HD type system to watch later. OTOH, as I'm a map guy,...
09-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By Steve B.

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps...

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps really, really useful. A weather app shows wind direct and speed as well as humidity. The RideWithGPS app makes painless the download of routes...
09-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By Steve B.

Sometimes a Garmin is just bad to the bone, out...

Sometimes a Garmin is just bad to the bone, out of the box. Not necessarily a killer hardware issue, but repeated and different OS issues that I assume ultimately points to a subtle hardware issue. I...
09-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Steve B.

Agree

Agree
09-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Steve B.

NJ, just a thought that myself and others have...

NJ, just a thought that myself and others have found your posts to be difficult to deal with on occasion. Please note that you are (IMO) a really valuable member here, not that it's my place to...
09-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By Steve B.

If you are not navigating or needing maps, then...

If you are not navigating or needing maps, then Wahoo.

I didn't like and could not read the Turn-By-Turn white text on black background of the Bolt I used. Could not read it while wearing...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve B.

I get the desire to accommodate riders whose...

I get the desire to accommodate riders whose physical limitations have them on pedal assisted motorcycles, yet it’s opening a huge can of worms to allow them off road or off pavement. Trouble is...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

But wait, it gets better. On way back from...

But wait, it gets better.

On way back from the tire place this morning, limping on the donut, I hit a sewer grate and apparently that's too much for the rear right tire, and it goes flat. I get...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

$168 for the replacement tire shipped from Tire...

$168 for the replacement tire shipped from Tire Rack to my local tire place, plus balance, etc... and Tuesday is the fastest I can get a tire.

Then $218 for the car rental Sunday to Tuesday for...
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

Funny thing (well, actually it’s not) about...

Funny thing (well, actually it’s not) about declining the tire and wheel damage insurance.

Day 3 in her new Mazda 3 with the low profile tires and she hits a pothole tonight while we are heading...
09-05-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Steve B.

Screen size is everything. The bigger the...

Screen size is everything. The bigger the screen, the bigger the battery. I'd guess that Garmin is able to leverage and make use of the well developed watch battery industry. Unlike trying to...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

I’ve purchased 4 of 5 Subaru’s at one dealer, 3...

I’ve purchased 4 of 5 Subaru’s at one dealer, 3 from same salesman. They never hard pushed the extra insurance, maybe once asked if I was interested and didn’t get bent when I declined, like Mr....
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Steve B.

There are a couple up this way that will be even...

There are a couple up this way that will be even better:

- Extension of the Duchess Rail Trail south east from Hopewell Junction to Brewster. In the works supposedly and will mean bike path from...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

Oh, there was no way I was paying for this. The...

Oh, there was no way I was paying for this. The tire warranty alone was about double what you *might* pay to just get it fixed a few times. I felt bad in one respect as his tire numbers were like...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

Hard sell on auto repair insurance

Was picking up a new Mazda 3 Hatchback yesterday from a local dealer, financed it, all was good until the "finance guy" started in with the hardsell for supplemental repair insurance. Never owned a...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 751,223
Posted By Steve B.

I had a visor on my bike helmet one road ride,...

I had a visor on my bike helmet one road ride, was on an aero bar too boot, was pulling 3 other triathletes on my wheel, rolled right thru a red light. They all did a "WTF was that ?" at me. I had...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By Steve B.

So a case of no follow thru by DOT when they made...

So a case of no follow thru by DOT when they made Prospect car free, they left the traffic lights, that really serve no function.

They kind of did this on a designated AND separated 2 way bike...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 751,223
Posted By Steve B.

"You've always been the parking garage attendant,...

"You've always been the parking garage attendant, Mr. Torrence".
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Steve B.

Agreed. And as far as I can tell, the route...

Agreed.

And as far as I can tell, the route for the Empire Path in the New Paltz area is going to be the Walkill Path south from Kingston, then and in NP it will be on street thru New Paltz till...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By Steve B.

OK, well knowing WHERE you want to start a tour...

OK, well knowing WHERE you want to start a tour is going to change what transit method people recommend. I've zero interest is doing the research that you can just as easily do for - NJ Transit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Steve B.

My thought would be that anybody strong enough to...

My thought would be that anybody strong enough to pull that distance is a seriously fit rider, has probably been in that situation before, so let him pull as far as he wants. He'll drop off when...
09-03-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,068
Posted By Steve B.

Generally true. Not so much "fix" as there's not...

Generally true. Not so much "fix" as there's not much to fail, more a case of you can flip them to friction mode, so if you've problems with an out of wack R derailer, really dirty cable, etc... you...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Steve B.

I've heard this. The section south from NP has...

I've heard this. The section south from NP has been the poor cousin and somehow was never really completed down in the Walkill and Walden area. Part of the reason I think is the rail line is still...
09-03-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By Steve B.

So how are you creating these routes ?. The...

So how are you creating these routes ?. The easiest method is on-line at RWGPS, then dump to the device. Trying to do it on the Wahoo mobile app is a PITA, in my opinion. Sounds like you like and...
09-02-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By Steve B.

I donít use Strava, I use Ride With GPS. Itís my...

I donít use Strava, I use Ride With GPS. Itís my ride tracker as well as route generator. All my rides are private unless I choose to share. RWGPS is where I track stuff like repairs, bike...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Steve B.

It’s possible the trail you saw at New Paltz is...

It’s possible the trail you saw at New Paltz is the extension of the Duchess Rail Trail. It had existed as far as Tony Williams Town Park, just east of New Paltz and was extended this past year to...
09-02-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,068
Posted By Steve B.

For who ? I cannot stand riding flat bars...

For who ?

I cannot stand riding flat bars for more than about 10-15 miles. Too limited in hand positions and my back gets tired. Iíve drop bars on 3 well fitting road bikes, superior in every...
09-02-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By Steve B.

Comes a time when that traditional computer dies,...

Comes a time when that traditional computer dies, batteries need replacing, etc... then you might find yourself just using the Bolt all the time. Itís not exactly a difficult process to swap to...
09-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Steve B.

Are you certain clearances are tight ? And where...

Are you certain clearances are tight ? And where are you getting those measurements from ?

Have you removed the existing b-bracket to look at the area where the downtube and seat tube meet ?

On...
09-01-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano actually has a very helpful chart...

Shimano actually has a very helpful chart answering this, mostly..

https://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/en/HM-CC.3.0.0-01-EN.pdf
09-01-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Steve B.

Lots of folks just buy a cheap Android or old...

Lots of folks just buy a cheap Android or old iPhone on e-bay, never activate it as phone and just use it to navigate.

I agree with others though, and these are common comments on this subject of...
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By Steve B.

You still havenít answered the question. What...

You still havenít answered the question. What are you wanting to do ?. Because you state you live in NJ it sounds like you want to know how to get out of the. NYC metro area with your bike ?. Or I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 16,883
Posted By Steve B.

None. A particular rider might like the ride...

None. A particular rider might like the ride better, maybe find it more comfortable on cobbles, gravel of the Giro, but very specific to THAT rider. I doubt the team would be happy mix/matching...
08-31-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,223
Posted By Steve B.

Iím very happy with the Aero Tech tights I...

Iím very happy with the Aero Tech tights I purchased this past year. I wear padded bike shorts underneath, so use the unpadded tights below 55 down to about 30 on the road, all year in the woods. ...
08-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

The newer Garmins have a very useful app called...

The newer Garmins have a very useful app called iQ. RWGPS is one of the apps and Iíve been using it a lot to generate routes and effortlessly get it on my 1030. As far as I know these are always...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By Steve B.

Had 3 e-bikes pass me headed north on the...

Had 3 e-bikes pass me headed north on the Flatbush Path next to Floyd Bennet this afternoon on my commute home. Really noisy things is how I knew. Moving at a clip as well.
Forum: Northeast
08-29-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By Steve B.

A few weeks back I got passed on the Rockaway...

A few weeks back I got passed on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk by a guy on a motor scooter. Not an e-bike of any kind, an actual and smaller version of a Vespa type thing. He was well into the 20...
08-28-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Steve B.

One trick to using paired sensors is to name...

One trick to using paired sensors is to name them. That helps to track down what’s causing an issue. Trying to remember the sensor ID doesn’t help
08-28-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

Enable the Lock On Road function in the Nav...

Enable the Lock On Road function in the Nav section - Routing, of the Activity Profile you are using. Possibly the device thinks you are off the Course - which as BTW is what Garmin calls a...
Forum: Touring
08-28-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Steve B.

I’d doubt a feral cat will come near you. A...

I’d doubt a feral cat will come near you. A previously owned stray ?, likely but then they would hang around to be fed and adopted.

Skunks are known to be friendly thus I’d bet on skunk.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By Steve B.

$600 less for a Di2 ?, a no brainer. Di2 is...

$600 less for a Di2 ?, a no brainer. Di2 is terrific, have used it 19 mos., no problems, is a terrific system.
08-28-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin tech. support will state “they’ve never...

Garmin tech. support will state “they’ve never heard of this before” yet if they read their own users forum they would see the problem is all over the forum.

I’ve given up on them and finally...
Forum: Northeast
08-28-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,675
Posted By Steve B.

I've done NYC 3 times for the century, last time...

I've done NYC 3 times for the century, last time had a collision near the start and broke a rib, rider didn't look and turned left. I mostly stopped doing rides like this with big mass starts as...
08-28-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

Basic ride tracking on a spanking new 1030, with...

Basic ride tracking on a spanking new 1030, with a speed sensor plue Live Track running as well as a Weather Widget (not sure what stuff actually uses a lot of battery time), shows the rated 5% per...
08-27-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

Battery life is kind of a moot point in some...

Battery life is kind of a moot point in some respects when you consider most units allow you to charge off a USB stick battery while operating. I get that it's nice to have 20 hrs. out of Garmin and...
08-27-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

You can certainly run Garmins with GPS turned...

You can certainly run Garmins with GPS turned off, if you have a speed sensor. The speed sensor generally over-rides the GPS speed and distance in any event.

But as Wahoo stated, I'm not sure...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

Time of day is crucial. My route is at rush hour...

Time of day is crucial. My route is at rush hour weekdays and is my commute, so is on as many back streets I can use to avoid busy streets. On a Sat or Sun morning you could use the more obvious and...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 175,256
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, I was suggesting the taking the LIRR to...

Yes, I was suggesting the taking the LIRR to Wantagh as to ride from Brooklyn is likely 33 miles one-way to Wantagh, not sure you want that as a route suggestions.

The Ellen Farrant Bike Path is...
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