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11-28-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
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: 3,086
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By UniChris

The part before what you quoted stated that a...

The part before what you quoted stated that a $9/hour employee was told they needed to be able to assemble a BOS in 8 minutes.

That's $1.07 per bike.

Apparently they thought it would take an...
11-27-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,086
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
11-27-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 88,834
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, those are intimidating. Perhaps you are...

Indeed, those are intimidating. Perhaps you are talking about after some expansion, but today those hills are irrelevant to CitiBike pricing as there are no docks north of the 130's and you're not...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 88,834
Posted By UniChris

As a matter of personal convenience, sure. ...

As a matter of personal convenience, sure.

But as a matter of public policy, we're already paying for the expense and energy to run that late train. It makes no sense to stock e-bike batteries...
11-26-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By UniChris

I'm going to have to disagree - it's really the...

I'm going to have to disagree - it's really the other way around.

A fixed round pattern flashlight has to have too broad a beam and too much light if it is going to provide sufficient coverage in...
11-25-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By UniChris

Interesting, I basically don't ride without a...

Interesting, I basically don't ride without a helmet, but a closed facility is the one sort of place I might[/color]

But yes, safety culture... still surprised there can't be such that live on it....
Forum: Northeast
11-25-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 88,834
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: Foo
11-23-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By UniChris

PSA For Your Stoker

Low rise jeans and a thong might not be her best choice for November in NY.

Just sayin
11-22-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By UniChris

Sounds great! Except... Ouch! Not...

Sounds great! Except...



Ouch!

Not blaming the company - economies of scale are a thing.

But when the right solution is a rare $500 item and the wrong solution is mis-targeted $100-200...
11-22-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By UniChris

That such a thing would exist seems to be a...

That such a thing would exist seems to be a perfect example of how several intersecting trends have made solid low-end items almost extinct in some settings. I can think of many markets where the...
11-21-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By UniChris

Please don't use a flashlight on the handlebars....

Please don't use a flashlight on the handlebars. Because the pattern is round, it's going to put light in the eyes of oncoming cyclists, rather than on the ground and horizontally where you need it....
Forum: Northeast
11-16-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By UniChris

Honestly there's not much need of a map for the...

Honestly there's not much need of a map for the NCT/SCT. The new Elmsford connector means there's only a half block discontinuity at the street crossing, which should be quickly figured out, and the...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By UniChris

Ironically today seemed quite warm. Vistor to...

Ironically today seemed quite warm. Vistor to NYC talked me into going for a ride, so set out with a pack crammed full of warm stuff but really only rode in long tights and a double layer of my...
11-10-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By UniChris

Seems to be missing the pedals... I'm not...

Seems to be missing the pedals...

I'm not above pushing my unicycle in certain circumstances, but why would I want to buy one that couldn't be ridden at all?
Forum: Northeast
11-04-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Posted By UniChris

Anyone have any sense how Maybrook Trailway...

Anyone have any sense how Maybrook Trailway construction is going?
Forum: Northeast
10-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By UniChris

I don't mean to definitively say that you can't...

I don't mean to definitively say that you can't get to the OCA from Woodlawn, but the logical way to do it is a stop earlier at Mosholu.

Exit on the west stairs, ride the pathway slightly...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By UniChris

The Old Put is closed through the park for the...

The Old Put is closed through the park for the paving project. Fence went up a few weeks back - which does make the OCA up to Tibbets or at least the north end of the park newly interesting as an...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By UniChris

What you've been going to is the main western...

What you've been going to is the main western part, just north of the big east-west dogleg along Yonkers Ave which has no actual trail option.

The eastern part in the park itself (and up to the...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By UniChris

Aqueduct trail is hard packed dirt and sand, yes,...

Aqueduct trail is hard packed dirt and sand, yes, but what I've seen of it above Sleepy Hollow is for the most part smoother than some of the paving on the South County. It's more obstacles like...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By UniChris

No, given the mention of East Hampton that would...

No, given the mention of East Hampton that would be the one through CT, a long abandoned NYC to Boston rail line characterized by a fairly straight shot from New Haven necessitating some extreme cast...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

I've never seen the book, but I am 100% sure that...

I've never seen the book, but I am 100% sure that Rule #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) of flexible divider installation is "Plant flexible dividers between the...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

It seems like you are saying the lack of obvious...

It seems like you are saying the lack of obvious danger from cars has made everyone less careful. That could well be true.



Have you actually been to riverside park since then? It sure does not...
Forum: Northeast
09-21-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

Actually, pedestrians ignoring the buttons would...

Actually, pedestrians ignoring the buttons would be the goal.

Since the odds are better than even that another party (on foot or on wheels) is going to ignore the light, it's already basically...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By UniChris

Once upon a time, Palmer road was a grade...

Once upon a time, Palmer road was a grade crossing near the location of the Bryn Mawr station.

Later, an overpass was built. I believe at some point there were stairs, probably so you could hop...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By UniChris

Think I will probably sit out the hills of the...

Think I will probably sit out the hills of the Hudson loop, but might do the Boogie up the Bronx. I'm familiar with the upper part of that route by exploring the path beside and beyond the parkway...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By UniChris

Thanks for posting this! It was a pleasure to...

Thanks for posting this! It was a pleasure to be able to join in and finally accomplish the round-Manhattan ride that I'd tried but failed to do on my own four years back.

Never could have...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

One verbal interchange took place. Multiple...

One verbal interchange took place. Multiple people republishing the original biased distortion of that does not create new facts.

You need to learn to distinguish what the interviewee said, from...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, don't be. Recognize when you've been...

Indeed, don't be.

Recognize when you've been trolled by so-called media with a political agenda.

Recognize also, when an alarmist headline is unsupported by the actual content of the article,...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

Don't be absurd. Someone asked him off-the-cuff...

Don't be absurd. Someone asked him off-the-cuff questions, and like a smart politician he acknowledged concerns but made no hasty decisions.

There's no actual policy plan presented there.
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

Some of us stop at all red lights. Some will not...

Some of us stop at all red lights. Some will not stop at any.

Most would probably stop if the light being red was infrequent and seemed to have a purpose.

That's where the improvement - for...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,300
Posted By UniChris

The thing is that removing or yellow flashing the...

The thing is that removing or yellow flashing the traffic lights might work for 95% of people, but it can't be done on account of the small percentage that needs an assisted crossing.

That they...
09-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,902
Posted By UniChris

Simple - keep wearing the overshorts. Until...

Simple - keep wearing the overshorts.

Until someday out on the trail you decide they are too much bother and take them off. Maybe you put them back on when you return to town. Maybe you start...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,340
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?
...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By UniChris

The portion of the Greenway north of fairway in...

The portion of the Greenway north of fairway in the west 120s could be a possibility, and the lighthouse is good destination, though maybe even better when your kid can enjoy the book (so do it later...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By UniChris

Paving project is currently in the mile south of...

Paving project is currently in the mile south of Briarcliff Manor and technically the short distance beyond up to the route 100 entrance. Diverted around that northbound on the road (at 7am I was...
08-11-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,981
Posted By UniChris

Turned out it wasn't a particularly hot day until...

Turned out it wasn't a particularly hot day until the end, but finally had a chance to try some of what I'd bought based on this.

Cliff shot was wonderful, will definitely be doing that gain. ...
08-11-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

Well, that sort of worked and sort of didn't, but...

Well, that sort of worked and sort of didn't, but the only loss was opportunity.

Absolutely perfect weekend for riding - clear and cooler. Decided to to stick with the usual routing riding from...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Posted By UniChris

Nice, that shows it much better than gmaps, and...

Nice, that shows it much better than gmaps, and shows how nice it would be to go straight across.

I wonder if they still use the wye? Its really too bad that bridge across the active line seems...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Posted By UniChris

Wow! That's great news. My impression...

Wow! That's great news.



My impression is that there's going to be about a mile missing, not too different from the current gap between the new end of the Put and the train station, presumably...
08-08-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

It would be good if I actually spent 12 hours on...

It would be good if I actually spent 12 hours on it; but yes, elapsed time would be around 16, probably a little more as it won't all be daylight.

Increasing the percentage of riding time is a...
08-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
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...
08-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

A good point to keep in mind especially when...

A good point to keep in mind especially when doing something reversed from the direction timing that is familiar. In this case though, the route was chosen because apart from a few miles in the...
08-07-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

Allegedly better light on order, but low...

Allegedly better light on order, but low expectation of real improvement.

Currently thinking I'll try to start at the near end just before 5am, build in the assumption that I'll be walking most of...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Posted By UniChris

I'm eager to see this happen and optimistic, but...

I'm eager to see this happen and optimistic, but according to that schedule they were supposed to already break ground. Wonder if that happened.

Really hope to be riding it in 2021; I want my...
08-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

That was my strategy last year, I added a bright...

That was my strategy last year, I added a bright bar light (I actually have a narrow handlebar) to augment the very bright 18650 flashlight aimed downwards from the my helmet that I keep tightly...
08-06-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

I'll ride something like the Hudson River...

I'll ride something like the Hudson River Greenway well past 10pm and at a decent pace in the reasonable sections, but rural dark and bad surfaces are different.

First challenge just in from the...
08-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By UniChris

3:30 AM start. Crazy or smart?

So I discovered that the problem with accomplishing a long ride goal is that it then puts you in "and now what?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6-Dt1g2E18) mode. For lack of a better idea, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,211
Posted By UniChris

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle...

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle filler is that part at least is more immune to misuse.
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