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08-24-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By autonomy

This is what came to note here. Used to be $50...

This is what came to note here. Used to be $50 worth of stuff would get you free shipping, now it's $106 (about 81 GBP). Regular shipping is $16. My wife and her German friend send each other...
08-14-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By autonomy

I really have no opinion on fasted training. If...

I really have no opinion on fasted training. If it works for you, great! Your and others' interpretations weren't in line with what I meant, so I'll openly admit that my original statement was...
08-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By autonomy

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up...

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up feeling like I was "bonking" and I never stated I do. But if I don't eat and do a hard workout, expending half or more of my daily recommended...
08-14-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By autonomy

I'm not that surprised to hear that someone on...

I'm not that surprised to hear that someone on the internet knows more about my body's metabolism than I do :) My original post stated, in simple terms, that I would not want to have the displeasure...
08-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By autonomy

Are you that bothered that some people burn more...

Are you that bothered that some people burn more than 400 calories in a day? :foo:
08-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,491
Posted By autonomy

- So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK...

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So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK SK+s and the verdict is... I love them.
They feel slower, but at 40-50PSI I have had no trouble beating Strava records I've set on this same bike with...
08-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By autonomy

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm...

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm GK SK+ at 50PSI (on the road) on my steel adventure bike and I noticed 'sluggishness' as well, but Strava says I've had no trouble beating records...
08-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By autonomy

2 x pieces of multigrain toast with almond butter...

2 x pieces of multigrain toast with almond butter & jam, some cheese, double espresso. This will last me about 2 hrs (30ish miles). If I think I'll be out past that, I'll bring a Clif bar which will...
07-22-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By autonomy

There's always going to be someone who's more fit...

There's always going to be someone who's more fit or who rides more. Pro riders count, right?

https://www.strava.com/activities/3544958783
07-22-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By autonomy

A bike cover is useful but beware of trapping...

A bike cover is useful but beware of trapping moisture under it, either through humidity or leaks (through the seams). For once I will agree with fietsbob that you would want to use a sealed bag, not...
07-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By autonomy

My kid's Piccolo trailer doesn't have bottle...

My kid's Piccolo trailer doesn't have bottle mounts so I zip-tied a regular/cheapo aluminum bottle cage and put her Camelbak Eddy in it. Works just fine.
07-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By autonomy

I got one as a filler for my wife's Sierra order...

I got one as a filler for my wife's Sierra order as I could've used an extra bottle. I'm sold! Could be a bit bigger in volume, but it looks like you can just buy the cap separately...
07-21-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By autonomy

There are some really good gems coming out of...

There are some really good gems coming out of China but there's also an ocean of crud. My $10 phone mount from Amazon is really well-made and I'm perfectly happy with it; had it not been, I would've...
07-17-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,491
Posted By autonomy

These two were my top choices in the size that...

These two were my top choices in the size that fits my bike. I could not source Terreno Dry in 2.1", so I opted for 50mm GravelKings. Just installed them last night, so haven't tried them, but all...
07-07-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,137
Posted By autonomy

For me OsmAnd had voice turned on on all my...

For me OsmAnd had voice turned on on all my phones by default. However, there's something you should be aware of when following GPX routes.

All OsmAnd does in that case is overlay the route on its...
07-06-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By autonomy

Sure, but pretty much everything in your link is...

Sure, but pretty much everything in your link is shipped directly from China (i.e. not available from the States) which would likely take a while.
Granted, you are sorting by lowest price first, but...
06-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By autonomy

BIKE magazine BikeRadar BikeRumor but my...

BIKE magazine
BikeRadar
BikeRumor

but my favorite two are
TheRadavist (I think it's been called a 'bicycle fashion' blog :D)
CyclingTips - high quality content from Australia
06-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,069
Posted By autonomy

These dumb things are all over the place here in...

These dumb things are all over the place here in MA, you are guaranteed to seem them early mornings or late afternoons. Mostly grazing in the fields or lawns, but sometimes they slowly, stupidly...
06-30-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By autonomy

For me, one meter is from my fingertips to the...

For me, one meter is from my fingertips to the armpit of the opposite arm (that's including the torso); I imagine it's similar for most people. I'm 5'11".

If a driver stays 1m/3ft away and doesn't...
06-29-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By autonomy

Anecdotal, but I noticed that tires have been...

Anecdotal, but I noticed that tires have been disappearing from websites (at least wide 700c tires, that's what I've been looking for). Friend says outdoor stuff like paddleboards/etc. have seen a...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By autonomy

How rough of a trail are you willing to handle?...

How rough of a trail are you willing to handle? There's not a whole lot of flat-ish, unpaved roads around here. From my stack, Minuteman NP in Lexington/Lincoln is great, Reformatory Branch trail in...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, that is a route 66 that is more manageable...

Yeah, that is a route 66 that is more manageable than the one everyone tours on :)

For the Knightville Dam road, well... the first mile, mile and a half it's pretty smooth from what I remember,...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By autonomy

I always wanted to but never had the opportunity...

I always wanted to but never had the opportunity to cycle on 66. If you go long enough west on 66 (8mi), you will eventually hit 112. There are a couple of places of interest I would love to come...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By autonomy

Oh yeah, 202/10 South right after crossing the...

Oh yeah, 202/10 South right after crossing the Pike looks like a nightmare to me, with the interchange and all the businesses that people will be turning into/out of, and what looks to be a 45mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,076
Posted By autonomy

And then there are people who go all-out...

And then there are people who go all-out "Morning, how are ya?" from the opposite side of the road as we pass each other at a combined velocity of 30mph :D
Forum: Northeast
06-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By autonomy

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here...

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here on quiet roads (once you get away from the busier towns). My first suggestion is to check out the Strava heat map...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

That's some serious mileage! As they say about...

That's some serious mileage!
As they say about any hobby, "a bad day doing ___ is still better then a good day in the office".
In other news, D2R2 is cancelled for this year, so I've got nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,076
Posted By autonomy

Same experience here (but replace Seven/Rapha...

Same experience here (but replace Seven/Rapha with more budget-friendly Cannondale/DHB) - and then I noticed the username :D (we ride the same roads)
I usually do the head nod, see a lot of cyclists...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during...

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during this quarantine. While I did not feel a strong urge to get on the bike, the weather was really nice, and I had even less desire to spend yet another...
05-27-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,314
Posted By autonomy

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can...

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can tell a clone of Salsa Vaya, on clearance at something like 20% off. Was super excited to pick it up from the store, it was assembled fine. Discovered...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter...

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter traffic cutting through.



More than just a bit, and you can continue past Spring St. That's part of Across Lexington, route H:...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's...

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's the thing, you can do something 100 times and on the 101st find out something new. We can poke around and slowly discover all these new routes...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel...

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel like I've definitely left the 'cool' group. Regardless, I'm at a point where I'm having trouble telling age - I think they were more in the...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

I am hearing of a theory (from medical personnel,...

I am hearing of a theory (from medical personnel, no less) that the initial panic has subsided and people have become desensitized and more complacent. I, too, noticed an uptick in traffic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,412
Posted By autonomy

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my...

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my first thought is "Cool, that person must be going on a VERY LONG ride!". Point being, people do it, if it works for you, go for it! I have gone on...
05-12-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By autonomy

I ride 40mm MSOs and they're just fine for packed...

I ride 40mm MSOs and they're just fine for packed trails but as soon as I get into rooty/rocky trails that start to resemble singletrack I start wishing for a bit more volume/cushion. I'm going to...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming...

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming from a person who was wearing a mask to the store back at the end of March. But I guess it's also the reason why I've been staying away from the...
04-27-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By autonomy

Well, this thread is now on its merry way! ...

Well, this thread is now on its merry way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTaIvrhT7OE
04-23-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 668,714
Posted By autonomy

Gnarly setup! Do you know how wide those tires...

Gnarly setup! Do you know how wide those tires actually measure? Looking at the 29x2.1 version here but thinking the knobs will be too big at the front, and then I might go with the slicker Terreno...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,521
Posted By autonomy

I think y'all forgot about the fact that steel is...

I think y'all forgot about the fact that steel is real and carbon is for weight weenies. Prove me wrong!
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By autonomy

On the other hand, only 55 and 20+mph winds on...

On the other hand, only 55 and 20+mph winds on the Cape this Sunday, don't think my daughter will like that.

Various online charts say my rims can go up to 50mm, although some users say I can...
Forum: Northeast
04-16-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By autonomy

You're right, they're not closed. Food is usually...

You're right, they're not closed. Food is usually not a big deal, but bathrooms can be if you're not quite in the deep woods for #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

30 miles this past Sunday on the less-traveled...

30 miles this past Sunday on the less-traveled (by us) roads, west through Lincoln, then south on Tower Rd to Weston, turning north on 126 to Concord, Monument St, and back on 225. Some excellent...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By autonomy

Jealous. Been staying close to home like a...

Jealous. Been staying close to home like a responsible citizen, although the thought of doing some rides on the Cape has crossed my mind. I bet there are way more people hiding out there these days.
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,525
Posted By autonomy

If only the Ford on the right. The Subaru...

If only the Ford on the right. The Subaru Forester is a 25K+ car these days. But when you have 'artisanal' bikes at 5K+, that doesn't look so bad.
Sitting in cars likely reduces any aerosolized...
Forum: Northeast
03-31-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,025
Views: 1,038,087
Posted By autonomy

That's the most crowded I've ever seen this...

That's the most crowded I've ever seen this trail... there was some increase use pre-marathon, but nothing like these days!


Surprised no one has put a mask on him yet :)

Between family rides...
02-27-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By autonomy

I can't answer that question, but what I've read...

I can't answer that question, but what I've read on this forum is that many people ride up Mt. Wachusett 6x times because it's the same elevation and similar gradients as Mt. Washington (not the...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By autonomy

It will be, but of course from the other...

It will be, but of course from the other direction!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,219
Posted By autonomy

I like gravel. I don't ride a lot of it, but I...

I like gravel. I don't ride a lot of it, but I have done my share, from unpaved roads in VT on 28mm tires, to rooty singletrack on 40mm tires. I find that a bike/tires will easily exceed most...
02-12-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,146
Posted By autonomy

For me it does, especially round here. I am...

For me it does, especially round here. I am taking a risk myself when I'm going out on a road, I do not want to expose a wiggly toddler who is now on a trail-a-bike to the same risk. Certainly a...
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