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09-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By UniChris

It happens that I do 30-100 mile rides on a...

It happens that I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis... on a unicycle.

But that doesn't make it a typically recommended equipment choice any more than cotton briefs and jeans are.
09-20-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By UniChris

Everyone knows that's a job for bacon grease

Everyone knows that's a job for bacon grease
09-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By UniChris

And of course the other thing a knowledgeable...

And of course the other thing a knowledgeable person can do is help navigate the used market, which tens to be healthy in college areas.

There's little reason to spend many hundreds of dollars on...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By UniChris

It's on the north side and across a substantial...

It's on the north side and across a substantial guard rail from the highway and the grade is reasonable though I felt a bit unsettled the whole way. I forgot exactly where the New London side...
07-29-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,297
Posted By UniChris

Chasing a very unique and temporary market quirk...

Chasing a very unique and temporary market quirk is a great way to lose a lot of money.

Long before you get tooled up and staffed, it will be winter. There's a market for Christmas bikes for kids...
07-03-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By UniChris

You use calipers to measure the hub and a couple...

You use calipers to measure the hub and a couple of known length spokes set at desired depth in nipples + calipers to measure the ERD of the rim at a few spots (measure to INSIDE of bend). Calipers...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,876
Posted By UniChris

A few updates with regard to the northern half of...

A few updates with regard to the northern half of the trail based on things I've learned in preparing for and pedaling out a ride in summer 2020.

Between Westfield and Northampton

The historic...
06-26-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,042
Posted By UniChris

There are masks, and then there are masks... ...

There are masks, and then there are masks...

I'm personally more about sustaining a low-moderate power output for very long periods of time. I find I can do it in some masks, but not others - for...
06-21-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,526
Posted By UniChris

While that is fundamentally untrue (they provide...

While that is fundamentally untrue (they provide a substantial degree of protection from the wearer to others) holding uniformed opinions about them is irrelevant in places where it's a legal...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By UniChris

I'm actually not committed to 202 at all. The...

I'm actually not committed to 202 at all. The shoulder through most of it is wide enough to feel comfortable so I have little hesitation in using it, but there's nothing particularly interesting...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By UniChris

Quiet Roads near Northampton, MA / Pioneer Valley?

Northampton, MA is lucky to have first class rail trails extending from town in three directions which seem really treasured by the community.

But what sort of riding options exist beyond those,...
03-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
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...
03-07-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,839
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...
03-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,172
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,656
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...
03-03-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,004
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,297
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...
02-17-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By UniChris

Brandt proposed doing it. Musson actually built...

Brandt proposed doing it. Musson actually built one up (which he had no intention to ride) with two extra cuts each side of the joint that were merely wrapped with tape (but not pinned) during...
02-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,143
Posted By UniChris

Please don't! That much power in a flashing...

Please don't!

That much power in a flashing light is just going to be disconcerting to everyone, including yourself.

That kind of brightness is for seeing by, and for that you need steady...
01-28-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,172
Posted By UniChris

Relax, your bike is safe, I'm the one who has to...

Relax, your bike is safe, I'm the one who has to worry.
Replies: 24
Views: 3,143
Posted By UniChris

Careful there. Not being able to hear...

Careful there. Not being able to hear surroundings is both a practical risk, and a primary ticketable offense in some jurisdictions. And those tickets actually get written.

Probably better to use...
01-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,116
Posted By UniChris

If I might adapt my grandfather's passed down...

If I might adapt my grandfather's passed down driving instructions:

when it's passing more pedal bikes than pass it.

It's really that simple - if the motor is letting someone fit in, it's a...
01-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By UniChris

Speaking literally, 0 is not greater than 0. ...

Speaking literally, 0 is not greater than 0.

Speaking meaningfully, yes, I pedaled more! Even when counting riding in other people's cars. Around a thousand under my own power, probably just over...
01-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,172
Posted By UniChris

Staying in motels on rides

Perhaps a silly question, but as something I've never tried to do on a ride, what sort of experiences have people had staying in motels?

Any general pushback or feelings of unwelcome over showing...
01-07-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, that's what I've been telling myself! ...

Indeed, that's what I've been telling myself!

I've always taken winters off before and had a painful seat re-conditioning in March or April. But after getting winter gear figured out I've been...
01-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

Speaking as someone who makes an effort to study...

Speaking as someone who makes an effort to study those deaths and understand the factors contributing to them in the individual circumstances, in citing them in mass you have no idea what you are...
01-07-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

You are mistaking reported data for reality....

You are mistaking reported data for reality. First, in the realm of the shadow economy and language barriers much goes unreported. If someone gets back on and rides off, what are you going to do?...
01-07-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

[/quote] Exactly. Those vehicles used by...

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Exactly. Those vehicles used by delivery people are illegal motorocycles. They are not legal pedal assist bikes. There's not even much variety, most of the fleet comprises just a few...
01-03-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,300
Posted By UniChris

At some point it's necessary to ask what...

At some point it's necessary to ask what "continuous" means. ie, what sort of unpaved or road gaps are allowed before disqualification.

A mile on roads with no bike facilities at all?

Two and...
01-03-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

The devices people are complaining about, and...

The devices people are complaining about, and which this thread started from an observation of, are not legal in the locality where they were observed.

Pedal assist bikes are legal there, but...
01-03-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

The ones people are complaining about are...

The ones people are complaining about are throttle motorcycles. No pedaling involved unless you choose to.
01-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

The electric motorcycles people are complaining...

The electric motorcycles people are complaining about are not from reputable manufacturers with a presence making them subject to such laws, but from fly-by-night import sources. And it's not like an...
01-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

Glad that's true where you are, but irrelevant to...

Glad that's true where you are, but irrelevant to a thread that started specifically with an observation about New York City. It's anything but true here. In NYC pedal assist bikes are legal, and are...
01-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By UniChris

That's what I have. It has a couple of modes for...

That's what I have. It has a couple of modes for different situations in particular two different pushing faces for different spindle types, important to contemplate how it's going to be used and...
01-01-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By UniChris

Kicked off the year with a 23.6 mile "Hike and...

Kicked off the year with a 23.6 mile "Hike and Ride" of which I'm going to claim 20 as ridden. Used a more rugged walking trail to bypass some rail trail construction on the way up. A few miles up...
12-31-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,977
Posted By UniChris

As this is recreational cycling rather than going...

As this is recreational cycling rather than going somewhere, they do involve being out for fairly long periods of time. So far when moving things have been okay until the cold wind just pulled too...
12-30-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

It's definitely possible to misbehave with a...

It's definitely possible to misbehave with a pedal bike (or for that matter on foot) and those things are issues too.

The thread started with an observation about NYC, and while there are areas of...
12-29-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By UniChris

Meh, if they were actually acting like bikes,...

Meh, if they were actually acting like bikes, you'd have a point.

What really happens is folks have taken over the the bike lanes as a way to ride their electric motorcycles faster than conditions...
12-29-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,042
Posted By UniChris

Get in occasional distance rides through the...

Get in occasional distance rides through the winter so I'm not starting over and having to train my rear back up from nothing in March/April.
11-28-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By UniChris

What's next when it's too cold for tights? ...

What's next when it's too cold for tights?

Today after briefly taking off the cargo shorts I wore over the tights out the door, I ended up putting them back on for warmth. But what I really want...
11-28-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,308
Posted By UniChris

You say that like it's a bad thing... For...

You say that like it's a bad thing...

For something to quaff on an ordinary sedentary day, of course, it is.

But of the for intended purpose, the sugar is actually vital - you don't fully...
11-27-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,308
Posted By UniChris

Not the main biologically useful ones. Works in a...

Not the main biologically useful ones. Works in a battery though.

What the recipe is missing is the sodium and potassium.

Of course in actual medieval times they'd probably have made a weak ale.
Forum: Northeast
11-25-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 100,179
Posted By UniChris

Not quite correct. There are two qualifiers for...

Not quite correct. There are two qualifiers for that cap to apply:

45 minutes or less
Ride must begin or end OUTSIDE MANHATTAN

So basically it's $2 for a bridge commute into or out of...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,876
Posted By UniChris

A while back someone told me I needed to find...

A while back someone told me I needed to find another wheel, figured why not find two more?
...
08-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,823
Posted By UniChris

Not in ages, there was a long gap between that...

Not in ages, there was a long gap between that and when I got a unicycle. I may get a bike at some point for the possibility of more social rides, but I kind of worry it means I might never do a...
07-22-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By UniChris

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting...

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting it was maybe better that I not ask
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 23,859
Posted By UniChris

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing...

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing disadvantaged folks on those big-box MTB's with the silly suspension fork bouncing with every pedal revolution, we'll see them huffing and puffing to move...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By UniChris

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you...

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you underneath you can pick at that with a pin and see what it's like, though it helps to have done the same with something that is actual leather to...
07-19-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By UniChris

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by...

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by bleeding pressure back to desired while hot, the pressure would just be lower when it cooled down. A can crushes because it was at ambient pressure when...
07-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,909
Posted By UniChris

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but...

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but omitting crosswalks and then not re-creating them virtually in the way the laws in many other places do, is just uncivilized.

Remember that being...
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