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12-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By autonomy

I don't think you understand how social networks...

I don't think you understand how social networks work, and Strava is a social network.
12-11-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By autonomy

A roof rack or a hitch rack will both require...

A roof rack or a hitch rack will both require something that's specific to the model of the car you own - either a hitch receiver or rack feet. Depending on your car, either will run you $100-$200...
11-06-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By autonomy

I'll supply the snark. Is it really that...

I'll supply the snark. Is it really that difficult to come to terms with an idea that some people might have a need for a modern-material rough-terrain wheelbarrow?...
11-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By autonomy

You could... buy cheap, buy twice. Not saying...

You could... buy cheap, buy twice. Not saying this would DEFINITELY be the case, as I've bought some suspect knock-offy things which turned out decent, but I would not be surprised to see frequent...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By autonomy

I'm assuming you're talking about GPS-based...

I'm assuming you're talking about GPS-based units. You can't really compare those with magnet-based wheel units.

Haven't seen anyone mention this, but do you know the GPS sampling rate and...
11-05-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By autonomy

As already mentioned, modern flagship smartphones...

As already mentioned, modern flagship smartphones can count your steps with the built-in accelerometer. This does affect battery life.
You could get her a wearable smartwatch, e.g. Fitbit or Garmin....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,726
Posted By autonomy

I can't be bothered with looking for my repair...

I can't be bothered with looking for my repair kit and then stuffing it into a jersey. I also don't always ride in a jersey, especially when commuting. Plus, different-sized spare tubes for my bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,863
Posted By autonomy

I'm disappointed. A Stella?

I'm disappointed. A Stella?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,563
Posted By autonomy

This past summer I was on a hike and I ate dirt...

This past summer I was on a hike and I ate dirt going downhill just as the trail was transitioning from gravel to paved. Even though I was looking for it and going slower, the transition started...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,415
Posted By autonomy

I put as many nuts as I can on my valve stems....

I put as many nuts as I can on my valve stems. Retro-reflective nuts made out of reflective dork disks, spoke reflectors, and valve caps.
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By autonomy

That, actually, sounds pretty typical of what I...

That, actually, sounds pretty typical of what I read these days of 'bikepacking'.

While I haven't been on either of the XNH/VT trails, I've used the offficial maps to map out the OSM relations...
10-18-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By autonomy

Haha, newspaper, no thanks! I'll stick with...

Haha, newspaper, no thanks! I'll stick with modern fabrics. 2 layers can keep me warm and windproof down to 20F. Jeans are no good for cycling unless you're going to the farmer's market in the...
Forum: Northeast
10-17-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

Cool shot. They needed to do much more work than...

Cool shot. They needed to do much more work than that. There are tons of downed branches and trees, and power outages in the area. The bikeway is probably nearly impassable.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By autonomy

I'll echo others in saying that I don't...

I'll echo others in saying that I don't understand your desire for thru-axles. While I have never used one, I also never had any problems with QR skewers and I use disk brakes.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By autonomy

IMHO, from an engineer's point of view,...

IMHO, from an engineer's point of view, expiration dates on helmets and child car seats are BS. We don't have expiration dates on other plastic things in our cars. From an Occam's razor viewpoint,...
10-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By autonomy

Hold it, we were talking about high-speed...

Hold it, we were talking about high-speed pursuits, not idling. Also, when you're maxing out your top gear to do 110mph on the AutoBahn, you're going to be in the 3 to 4K RPM range - depends on the...
10-15-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By autonomy

I don't think there's a big necessity for a...

I don't think there's a big necessity for a second cooling system for high speed chases. How long are typical chases and what is the typical speed? None of the cars I've ever driven had any trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,863
Posted By autonomy

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike?...

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike? :foo:
10-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,696
Posted By autonomy

This thread is funny. It's like saying "finally...

This thread is funny. It's like saying "finally got a Honda". Which Honda? With a cutout or not? (yeah, I see it mentioned/lost later in the thread)
And the one poster who said "No padding??! I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,986
Posted By autonomy

You just need to create a second account!

You just need to create a second account!
Forum: Northeast
10-09-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,658
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, that's tough then. Maybe at least be aware...

Yeah, that's tough then. Maybe at least be aware when the hunting season is and don't go then? AFAIK, there are specific dates for specific animals but with overlap they might have no 'hunting...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,722
Posted By autonomy

I had some leftover retro-reflective tape from...

I had some leftover retro-reflective tape from when I outfitted my daughter's stroller, so I cut 4 pieces of it and placed it on the opposing side of the rim, like this, but not all the way around:
...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,296
Posted By autonomy

26" clip-on fenders from an MTB installed on a...

26" clip-on fenders from an MTB installed on a bike with 700cc wheels. Been running like that for 2 years, can't see enough reason to spend the $50 or so for correctly-sized fenders.
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,658
Posted By autonomy

No hunting in Mass on Sundays. ...

No hunting in Mass on Sundays.
https://www.mass.gov/guides/common-questions-about-hunting-in-massachusetts#-why-is-sunday-hunting-prohibited?-

But looks like people are trying to get some...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,658
Posted By autonomy

Even with hi-viz, I'd rather not take the chance...

Even with hi-viz, I'd rather not take the chance these days. If you're a weekend warrior, ride these spots on a Sunday.
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By autonomy

Yessss ...

Yessss
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/10/04/yes-there-are-lot-acorns-ground-this-season-here-why/RxvCFvTh2AVA3XYfNHG14K/story.html
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

On nice spring days and afternoons Arlington...

On nice spring days and afternoons Arlington seems to post police officers on the Minuteman at the Lake St. and - less commonly - at the Mill St. crossings to educate cyclists that they don't have...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but...

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but all they'll ever do is "keep the honest people honest". There is way more that needs to be done to educate everyone to be courteous.

I try to refrain...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By autonomy

Well, that's a neat solution. FWIW, as...

Well, that's a neat solution.

FWIW, as already mentioned, Ortliebs can be found for reasonable prices at Sierra. I have been commuting for a few years with mine.
Pros: Waterproof and dustproof....
09-18-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By autonomy

What kind of bike? What is the purpose of the...

What kind of bike? What is the purpose of the rack? (touring, commuting, grocery shopping) Do a search, this has been answered
- P-clamps
- Seat-post clamp with rack mounts (e.g....
09-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By autonomy

That was my experience as well. Very twitchy at...

That was my experience as well. Very twitchy at the speed you'd like to go. A scooter with bigger wheels - say 16 would be much better, but not as compact of course.
09-18-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,890
Posted By autonomy

One of the commuter roads around here has a...

One of the commuter roads around here has a slight bend which seems to be very difficult for some drivers to negotiate. You can see in the Google Street View how that Prius is very close to the curb....
Forum: Northeast
09-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

Timely ...

Timely
https://lexington.wickedlocal.com/news/20190913/proposal-for-speed-limit-signs-on-bikeway-gains-traction-in-lexington
Forum: Northeast
09-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

Ouch! It seems the new school year brought out an...

Ouch! It seems the new school year brought out an influx of stupidity not to just the roads, but also to the trails. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
09-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,870
Posted By autonomy

Totally correct, if you're just putzing along 2...

Totally correct, if you're just putzing along 2 miles from pt. A to pt. B on your Dutch bike with the rear cog going click click click, you can wear anything you want. If you're doing a half-century...
09-10-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By autonomy

Pretty cool but I prefer bike soccer ...

Pretty cool but I prefer bike soccer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfTM1mMce40
09-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,518
Posted By autonomy

This should be the summary answer to every single...

This should be the summary answer to every single "can I use my smartphone as a bike computer" question. I already have an old unused Android phone and if it breaks (unlikely), I don't care. My rides...
09-09-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,711
Posted By autonomy

I like descriptive names Stroller Slalom...

I like descriptive names

Stroller Slalom (https://www.strava.com/segments/1139021) - local MUP, very true, THE busiest stroller and dog section on the whole thing
Outrunning the M*******s...
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,007
Posted By autonomy

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a...

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a local law that states that a cyclist is not allowed to dismount in a crosswalk on a MUP? I just can't see that happening. What if were simply walking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 302,014
Posted By autonomy

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow. ...

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20190825_071300_45ff93d20a57231d284cedc1578a68adbb8ac376.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 337,707
Posted By autonomy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/20190825_071202_3dcc7e171d0d54bcda24811ca7066b65c778b0ee.jpg
08-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,185
Posted By autonomy

No one is doing that. Most of the time you'll...

No one is doing that. Most of the time you'll never know someone commutes by bike. I suggest you educate yourself via https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

It's getting to be the worst time of the year for...

It's getting to be the worst time of the year for stupid. 1.5ish months of horrendous backups while people are trying to figure out commutes with schools in effect. Low morning sun. Bleh.



Ha!...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By autonomy

Hmm, I learned something new! There's also a...

Hmm, I learned something new! There's also a Cross Vermont trail that connects to the Cross NH trail.

Cross Vermont Trail Association - Guidebook (http://crossvermont.org/our_trail/mapindex.htm)...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

Congrats! What a nice trip! Love...

Congrats!



What a nice trip! Love seeing reports like this, especially about local-ish places. And great to see you sharing the experience with your daughter.

I was on the Cape this weekend...
08-20-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,025
Posted By autonomy

Garmin replaced my Vivoactive!

I had a Vivoactive HR that I used VERY heavily and very often to track my outdoor activities. At about 4 years old the screen died all of a sudden. The watch would turn on, connect to my phone,...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

D2R2 weekend! I dragged (rather pushed) the wife...

D2R2 weekend! I dragged (rather pushed) the wife along the new 50-mile paved route and, amazingly, she finished. It was a really challenging one with nearly 5000 feet of climbing. The hills were long...
08-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,936
Posted By autonomy

https://omata.com/ does this count? :) ...

https://omata.com/ does this count? :)



A better first post than most these days...
08-08-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,695
Posted By autonomy

That's quite a bit of rust on those bikes on...

That's quite a bit of rust on those bikes on parts that theoretically shouldn't be rusting... I actually have that same rack as in the picture. I use a cable lock through the two loops on the bottom...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,543
Views: 955,245
Posted By autonomy

Thanks! I didn't want to duplicate any of yours....

Thanks! I didn't want to duplicate any of yours. Except for a brief 4-lane stretch where 225 merges with 110, it's good quality suburb riding and very easy to follow. Now I need to find more...
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