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Forum: Northeast
10-23-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By kaos joe

Not Westchester, but right across the river, and...

Not Westchester, but right across the river, and switched bike for boots, but a with a small group of our usual riding companions I headed up from still pretty green Long Island to the hills of...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

I like October. Perfect day for a longer ramble,...

I like October. Perfect day for a longer ramble, 71 miles.


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abandoned house,...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,918
Posted By kaos joe

You know, maybe if someone invented, you know, "a...

You know, maybe if someone invented, you know, "a thing", to make the numbnut on the aero bar slow down at the crossing point........like, some hump or irregularity in the pavement, something a bit...
09-27-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

Clouds over the Connecticut coast, looked like a...

Clouds over the Connecticut coast, looked like a mountain range.


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Crab...
09-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

Couple of consecutive perfect days. This...

Couple of consecutive perfect days.

This spot always gets a smile out of me.

...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

The brifter on the Trek lives again......must...

The brifter on the Trek lives again......must have been gummed up. A good soak in mineral spirits and a hosing with BreakfreeCLP and good as new, or as good as a '90's vintage component.:p

Great...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

I heard last week was humid......not sorry to...

I heard last week was humid......not sorry to have missed it while on my annual backpack to America's roof. Enjoyed a spectacular trip with some sub-freezing mornings..CRISP! But now back to bikes....
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,673
Posted By kaos joe

If I never have to wear this one again, I'll be...

If I never have to wear this one again, I'll be very pleased.


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07-02-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,398
Posted By kaos joe

About 12 years ago a friend of mine was on a "B"...

About 12 years ago a friend of mine was on a "B" pace ride with other club members. He was riding a relatively new full CF bike, a model that has been used in the pro peloton. It had never been...
06-26-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,166
Posted By kaos joe

There was an aggressive male pheasant living at a...

There was an aggressive male pheasant living at a popular mountain bike trail network nearby several years back. He would chase riders on the trail, usually pursuing them on foot. Became known as The...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

Spent my 60th in the heat and hills of Columbia...

Spent my 60th in the heat and hills of Columbia and Rensselaer counties. Hot up here!...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

Good off-island ride yesterday. I went up to...

Good off-island ride yesterday. I went up to Westport CT and rode the route of the "Bloomin' Metric", a 100 km ride put on by the Sound Cyclists club up that way. It is usually held in May and is a...
06-06-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,543
Posted By kaos joe

I've got a 1999 Trek 5200. GREAT bike. Probably...

I've got a 1999 Trek 5200. GREAT bike. Probably 30,000 miles on it. It's replacement, IF I outlast it, will not be a Trek or a Fuji.
Forum: Northeast
06-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

I'm hoping that the stone rest stops (if that's...

I'm hoping that the stone rest stops (if that's what they are) will have water. There must be a water main in the area to supply the beaches and villages like Gilgo and Oak Beach.

BTW the reason...
05-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

Let's all just settle down, now. ...

Let's all just settle down, now.


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Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By kaos joe

New stove setup

I hope to get to use this mixed-breed stove setup on some bike tours once the world regains its axis. Now I'm not going to retire my beloved 45 year old Svea for winter use or my MSR WhisperLite for...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By kaos joe

According to the park website, all trail shelters...

According to the park website, all trail shelters are closed. We hiked past the West Mountain shelter which was not taped off or posted as closed in any way. We camped, uhhh, "nearby", and could see...
05-01-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By kaos joe

I'm very (pleasantly) surprised over the lack of...

I'm very (pleasantly) surprised over the lack of pearl-clutching over this.

Carry on.
04-20-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,374
Posted By kaos joe

Been wearing this at work a lot. Different...

Been wearing this at work a lot. Different variety of bug, however. So far it has worked.

...
03-26-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

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03-20-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By kaos joe

You knew, you just knew, that in the name of...

You knew, you just knew, that in the name of science and the quest for knowledge, that I'd try it, didn't you?

...
03-19-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,835
Posted By kaos joe

On a serious note, I had been half-baking vague...

On a serious note, I had been half-baking vague plans to visit Venice with Mrs & daughter, who spent a month there and knows the place, and then staying behind for a bit after they return home,...
03-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

Not spring quite yet, but getting there. Rolled...

Not spring quite yet, but getting there. Rolled up the sleeves for 40 miles worth of sun on the arms.

...
03-03-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,204
Posted By kaos joe

I don't experience age being that much of a...

I don't experience age being that much of a factor in who gets "taken aback". I think it's more a question of sedentary people who just can't wrap their heads around the very concepts. Some of us...
02-14-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By kaos joe

"E6000" craft adhesive. I've used it on heavy...

"E6000" craft adhesive. I've used it on heavy duty hiking boots and my winter MTB shoes, which suffered exactly the same failure. Smells bad but bonds really well.
Forum: Northeast
01-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 215,291
Posted By kaos joe

Didn't ride, but Mrs & I went up to Caumsett and...

Didn't ride, but Mrs & I went up to Caumsett and walked about 6 miles. The place was hopping! More people out than a usual summer crowd. I didn't realize the First Day thing was that much of a thing....
12-22-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By kaos joe

Not another dropout spacing standard.......

Not another dropout spacing standard.......
12-08-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,023
Posted By kaos joe

:pMaking sense little this is.

:pMaking sense little this is.
12-03-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,851
Posted By kaos joe

Pearl-clutching at its finest.

Pearl-clutching at its finest.
11-11-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

A picture of some rather rusty bike rear wheels. ...

A picture of some rather rusty bike rear wheels.


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Fire Island, NY
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By kaos joe

For us, cold +wind = beautiful walk on the beach,...

For us, cold +wind = beautiful walk on the beach, just under 7 miles. Met these two.
...
11-03-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,666
Posted By kaos joe

First, recruit a witness so you can say "Hold my...

First, recruit a witness so you can say "Hold my beer and watch this". :)

IF the tire stays seated long enough, you will wear through the cords fairly rapidly. At that point you will experience...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By kaos joe

Winter 2002-2003 (I think), was relentlessly cold...

Winter 2002-2003 (I think), was relentlessly cold and snowy. I remember a slushy snowfall and then a persistent cold snap, road shoulders snowed in and the local trails covered with ice. A few guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,406
Posted By kaos joe

Wow, Doge....what brake/pad/rim combo has that...

Wow, Doge....what brake/pad/rim combo has that kind of power? Our tandems have XT and XTR V-brakes, KoolStop salmon pads, & Mavic rims. Braking power is adequate but I would not hesitate to spend...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,526
Posted By kaos joe

I'm with PickleRick. I think $105 is right on the...

I'm with PickleRick. I think $105 is right on the money (:p).

It's how much they would have to pay me to to ride 40+ miles in NYC!



But, it's all good. Do whatever floats your canoe.
05-08-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,137
Posted By kaos joe

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Blue Point, NY
02-10-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,564
Posted By kaos joe

Oh yeah, I get it. I almost wish I didn't,...

Oh yeah, I get it.

I almost wish I didn't, as I'm only a short time from losing mine.

The Mrs. must be chopping up onions around here. Or something.
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03-12-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,051
Posted By kaos joe

Many times. 3 memorable ones, once on bikes, once...

Many times. 3 memorable ones, once on bikes, once in a boat, once wearing boots.

First one when I was about 6. My father & I ducked into a deli. I remember gusts of wind strong enough to move the...
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