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03-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By UniChris

My understanding is that legally you could, but...

My understanding is that legally you could, but it's a bad idea given how crowded the cycling/jogging/walking routes are and will remain on any nice day when people have been stuck inside with...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By UniChris

Only on very few trains, for example when I look...

Only on very few trains, for example when I look on a random weekday in May only the 2:40 am - 7:58 am Northeast Regional, and then only a limited number with specific add-on reservation.

The...
03-15-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,808
Posted By UniChris

Yes, the plastic bubble mailers more than the...

Yes, the plastic bubble mailers more than the paper/cardboard ones (though I suspect heavily coated cardboard ala retail packaging may be almost as bad as plastic).

All sorts of viable strategies...
03-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By UniChris

Of course you get to make your own decisions. ...

Of course you get to make your own decisions.

But what helped for me the first time was to stop when it got frustrating and come back to it another day. I think I laced it up one evening. Trued it...
03-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By UniChris

Actually, it does, but they're up a level from...

Actually, it does, but they're up a level from the General Discussions and down a different branch of the tree. Granted splitting Canada in two is rather broad.
...
03-10-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By UniChris

Few weeks back put my last spare spoke into the...

Few weeks back put my last spare spoke into the wheel then a week later had one more break literally within sight of the end of the trail on a 50 mile Sunday.

Monday the previously ordered package...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-10-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,730
Posted By UniChris

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Seriously, Strava?

Someone creates a segment...
03-10-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,213
Posted By UniChris

My challenge yesterday was feeling the need to...

My challenge yesterday was feeling the need to brush away the bugs that kept getting in my eyes using the back of my gloves... the same back of my gloves I use on things like door levers...

In the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,730
Posted By UniChris

I've actually found it really hard to get what...

I've actually found it really hard to get what I'm looking for in little touristy towns. Typically (at least in a season when fountains aren't on) that's a bottle of water and maybe something...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-10-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,730
Posted By UniChris

Sounds like it was a great place, too bad the...

Sounds like it was a great place, too bad the campground is gone. I've not really looked around much - first ride through I determined the bathrooms were closed, so this weekend just took a brief...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

Survived my first credit card tour, Trenton...

Survived my first credit card tour, Trenton crossing to Morrisville and riding up the Delaware on the D&L and bits of the D&R to Easton, PA, then to a motel in a sadly car-domain part of town. And...
Forum: Touring
03-07-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

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Set up with custom bags and a load of...
03-07-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,213
Posted By UniChris

My understanding is that polio was a cause of...

My understanding is that polio was a cause of much fear (some of it quite founded - a classmates mother walked with a cane) up until the 1950s, but wide scale vaccination arrived around six years...
03-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,213
Posted By UniChris

Had someone cough in my face while walking...

Had someone cough in my face while walking through a short very narrow spot with unofficial dismount signs.

On the plus side he was jogging.

Granted, that's not 100% exonerating.

Nothing in...
03-07-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By UniChris

Personally I'd try to understand which of three...

Personally I'd try to understand which of three things is happening:

- mismatch in the position or shape of the joined ends - seems like you ruled this out.

- rim not true at the joint to a...
03-06-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Any shred of credibility you had is gone

Any shred of credibility you had is gone
03-06-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

I can't say how long the person got away with it,...

I can't say how long the person got away with it, but this was an ordinary rubber coated one where the user had carved most of the rubber off. The residual pieces and knife scrapes on the brass made...
03-06-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Happens that on my short-term shopping list is...

Happens that on my short-term shopping list is the adapter to put a presta tube in a schrader rim... I'm not going to keep the same tube in two valves on hand.
03-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Does that actually matter though? I...

Does that actually matter though?

I certainly try to avoid it, but I saw a picture where someone had carved all the rubber off to force the then essentially bare metal stem of a schrader tube into...
03-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,633
Posted By UniChris

Not any sort of normal / non-folding DF bike....

Not any sort of normal / non-folding DF bike. Wheelchairs are amazingly maneuverable, able to rotate in their own footprint so you can do things like roll into a compact elevator forwards, spin...
03-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,633
Posted By UniChris

Continuing the theme (er, well, prices seem to...

Continuing the theme (er, well, prices seem to have gone up...) anyone tried AirBnB on rides?
Forum: Touring
03-05-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

The wheels (er, I mean wheel!) Is turning... ...

The wheels (er, I mean wheel!) Is turning...

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$15 Schwinn...
03-05-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Interesting idea and I may try it, but not sure I...

Interesting idea and I may try it, but not sure I can indent my tire far enough.

A week or two back I was trying to figure out why the joint at the base of my thumb hurt so much. Finally figured...
03-05-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

That you can engineer a narrow rim that works...

That you can engineer a narrow rim that works with a big hole in it doesn't mean that all narrow rims are engineered to work with a big hole in them.
03-05-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Given my narrowest tires are in the 40's I'm the...

Given my narrowest tires are in the 40's I'm the wrong person to ask.

But I'd think that a rim for a 23 or 25 tire would be under 20mm in width at which point drilling for a Schrader cuts out at...
03-05-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By UniChris

Nothing I have is narrow enough to "need" a...

Nothing I have is narrow enough to "need" a presta but as I start moving into "better" stuff I'm running into it.

For the most part I don't mind, and the retaining nut is nice to avoid the stem...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

Absolutely! I've learned to do this even on day...

Absolutely! I've learned to do this even on day rides where I'm taking a 90 minute commuter train home - soon as I cool down I duck into the restroom and change everything. Which is part of why I'm...
03-03-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,213
Posted By UniChris

Fabric gloves may actually be a less hospitable...

Fabric gloves may actually be a less hospitable surface than fingers for viruses, though they can certainly get gross in bacterial ways.

But it does raise the question how to maintain good hand...
03-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,213
Posted By UniChris

While obviously far from desirable, if you didn't...

While obviously far from desirable, if you didn't then eat with your hands it might actually work, though who eats a cookie with a fork, or uses one on a cracker and cheese?

Of course there's also...
03-03-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

No, that's really not how the physics of...

No, that's really not how the physics of vibration works. To the greatest extent different vibration modes exist independently - in the same spoke and between spokes.

When things are very close to...
03-02-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

You have the concern backwards: crossing other...

You have the concern backwards: crossing other undamped spokes confuses the situation of the one you are plucking, which is why you probably want to damp the crossing spoke so you hear only the one...
03-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

A friend showed up with one at a gathering,...

A friend showed up with one at a gathering, picked it up and put it on a few spokes and it registered no difference between ones where a difference was clearly audible.

Even for a ballpark...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By UniChris

Unfortunate reality likely is that when the level...

Unfortunate reality likely is that when the level routes carved by rivers are used to run a railroad or canal with few inclines, that becomes subject to flood damage.

Converting the railroad into...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

As I think about it more, it turns out you might...

As I think about it more, it turns out you might be right. But not really so much for rideability, but rather because it's practically important to be able to walk along rolling the wheel with a...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

It could well prove that you are right and this...

It could well prove that you are right and this is important, but I'm not going to assume without experiment that it is necessary for a limited amount of luggage. The rider weighs a lot more, and it...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

I guess I can cut to two pairs of chamois shorts...

I guess I can cut to two pairs of chamois shorts so I'm not sunk if the worn and washed pair isn't ready. I use the towel trick all the time at home when riding the next day (especially as I only...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, a similar unicycle, so my first goal is...

Indeed, a similar unicycle, so my first goal is to minimize what I bring.

There is an evolving norm of a touring rig that is sort of like that picture but with a fore and after pole to hang things...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

That sounds like the right sort of idea...

That sounds like the right sort of idea (especially the dual purpose, I do want these to at least become my "train ride home" wear).

Any chance you remember specifics of what or where you got?
...
Forum: Touring
02-29-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By UniChris

Town Pants

TL;DR: looking for lightweight wrinkle-tolerant trousers to wear after showering off the ride and wanting to head out to get dinner, in March, in the northeast

Working on plans to make the jump...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-28-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,730
Posted By UniChris

Was just told there's currently effectively no...

Was just told there's currently effectively no water in the canal itself south of Easton, making the spillway near I78 effectively a non-issue.

From what I understand keeping the water in the...
02-28-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By UniChris

Seems like you have a range of options and should...

Seems like you have a range of options and should maybe look at what's out there first - ie, on the one hand you have various somewhat conventional bicycles with frames designed to hold a chain drive...
Forum: Touring
02-28-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,672
Posted By UniChris

How long is that section? Can it be walked?

How long is that section? Can it be walked?
02-27-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

https://youtu.be/1pXm-WlUFqs ...but it's...

https://youtu.be/1pXm-WlUFqs

...but it's radial
02-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

In the name of science just pulled a 29er wheel...

In the name of science just pulled a 29er wheel out to compare (though it has a large diameter IGH so the proportions are still a little atypical).

Anyway, on this I seem to be able to excite both...
02-27-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By UniChris

Been playing with the spoke pitch idea the past...

Been playing with the spoke pitch idea the past two nights for my 2nd and 3rd wheel builds (3rd is actually a rebuild where I replaced the well used factory spokes and rounding nipples with new ones)...
Forum: Touring
02-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By UniChris

Realized the first night of my current plan for...

Realized the first night of my current plan for the D&L is in Bethlehem, so given historical precedent...

It also happens it will probably be a Saturday night. My current thinking is I'll reserve...
02-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By UniChris

I've done mid-summer centuries in those... ...

I've done mid-summer centuries in those...

That said I've recently been finding I can do distance rides several days in a row in a way I didn't think I could in previous summer seasons, and wonder...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By UniChris

I've been thinking about this too as I plan my...

I've been thinking about this too as I plan my first CC tour. While one of my thoughts is to make a fairly last-minute go/no-go decision based on weather, I do think I want to book at the time I make...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,776
Posted By UniChris

It happens. Not races personally, though for...

It happens.

Not races personally, though for some even that. Big 36 x 2.25 tire typical of a unicycle built to cover ground really loves a good gravel path where the fines bind things together and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,730
Posted By UniChris

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Did a day trip scouting ride, crossing from Trenton to...
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