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Forum: Northeast
09-19-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Such a beautiful day demanded the beautiful ruby...

Such a beautiful day demanded the beautiful ruby red tandem. Great group ride to Northport. I'd take this weather all year.
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

20 bucks might just about be enough. Someone...

20 bucks might just about be enough. Someone smarter than me who may or may not have been on the back seat of that tandem and who may have been hungry may have made the same suggestion Glen did.
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Yeah, we were up late and slept in a bit. Rode up...

Yeah, we were up late and slept in a bit. Rode up to Cold Spring Harbor to have lunch at the Gourmet Whaler. That plan lasted until we were just getting into town at which point I was forced to admit...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Windy 40 mile Huntington Bay loop. About 7 of us...

Windy 40 mile Huntington Bay loop. About 7 of us delayed rollout time so Mrs & myself could make it (as I came straight from work), which was much appreciated.

Today seemed to be Friendly...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Stellar day. 46 miler to Port Washington. ...

Stellar day. 46 miler to Port Washington.
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Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
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
08-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

I actually have brifters on both tandems and the...

I actually have brifters on both tandems and the Trek Plastic Fantastic. In this case Ultegra 9sp. I think I have another one......I know I have a Microshift R9.
Forum: Northeast
08-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Great morning for a ride, except a mile in, my...

Great morning for a ride, except a mile in, my bike decided to identify as a 2-speed😛. Rear brifter appears to be shot. I canít complain after all itís 22 years old. Hereís my instant field repair,...
08-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By kaos joe

For infrequent short-term use, you might look...

For infrequent short-term use, you might look into a sat phone rental. We brought one out west one year when my partner had a family member with a health issue and he wanted to keep in touch with the...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

I really dislike the greasy feeling of lotion, so...

I really dislike the greasy feeling of lotion, so I forgo it. I never intentionally bake myself, even at the beach. Out west up high the UV is intense so I wear a broad brimmed hat which helps. Nose...
Forum: Northeast
08-23-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Thatís the problem....I go out there in August...

Thatís the problem....I go out there in August with a couple of thousand be-gloved bike miles in, so Iím tan except for the hands, like yours, and then off come the gloves while hiking.
Forum: Northeast
08-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Dead skin from high altitude UV + profuse...

Dead skin from high altitude UV + profuse sweating from low altitude humidity = lots of gross little bubbles. Good times donít come easy....
Forum: Northeast
08-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Absolutely PERFECT morning.

Absolutely PERFECT morning.
Forum: Northeast
08-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
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: 46
Views: 3,965
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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Forum: Northeast
07-31-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, I just wanted to have the ride listed with...

Yes, I just wanted to have the ride listed with other "saved courses" rather than have to find it under "history". My Connect app appears back to normal, no "Down for Maintenance" warning.
Forum: Northeast
07-29-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Bad news is that the Connect phone app is still...

Bad news is that the Connect phone app is still "down for maintenance" and the ride does not appear under Activities on the Connect website. Apparently the hack debacle is still ongoing.

Good news...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Hmmm, some bearded guy on Round Swamp Road:) ...

Hmmm, some bearded guy on Round Swamp Road:)

......whose Garmin-Fu is far in advance of mine. So here's a question. I recorded todays ride to St. Rocco's. It's on the Edge Explore under 'history"...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

5 of us got an early start too today. One of us...

5 of us got an early start too today. One of us had to get to work so only 27 miles, off the bike by 915, and it was surprisingly pleasant. That said I plan on sitting it out tomorrow.......
07-21-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By kaos joe

I second this wholeheartedly. The stuff is...

I second this wholeheartedly. The stuff is tenacious. I haven't seen it lately but it lasts so long I haven't had to think about chain lube in a couple of years.

DON'T abuse yourself and use...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Older women seem to get slack. One of riding buds...

Older women seem to get slack. One of riding buds got hit from behind on West Shore Rd just south of the Bayville bridge with a 150 lumen flasher in use. 81 year old, LEFT THE SCENE and was chased...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

I was alone wearing the old bright yellow MPBC...

I was alone wearing the old bright yellow MPBC jersey on a nice sunny October morning. Oncoming 79 year old woman turned left and t-boned me. I left a couple of decent dents in her hood and caved in...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

I was checking out this route. Ripping down...

I was checking out this route. Ripping down Bagatelle/Conklin, especially on a tandem, can be a blast!
I know you're into historical markers...did you notice the one on Colonial Springs? Allegedly...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

We left from home at 745am with 2 friends. 37...

We left from home at 745am with 2 friends. 37 easy miles, was plenty. The first thing I did when we got home was turn on the hose and soak myself.
Forum: Northeast
07-18-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Humid 40 today. So far this year I've avoided...

Humid 40 today. So far this year I've avoided experiencing leg cramps in the heat. A Good Thing.

...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Beautiful summer day. 55 miles to Old...

Beautiful summer day. 55 miles to Old Dock.......5 more and I would have ridden my age but the lure of a cold one at home was too strong.

...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Hot mess is right. 7 of us on 6 bikes did 39...

Hot mess is right. 7 of us on 6 bikes did 39 miles Bethpage to Northport. When we got back I was able to wring my gloves out like a wet kitchen sponge. Nasty.

The farmers market at the waterfront...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Straight from work into the...

Straight from work into the steambath.......actually it wasn't bad. 8 of us found that a round trip of 39 miles is all it takes to get you to "bella Italia". Great ride. To bed now.

...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

After 2 long nights at work I shouldn't even be...

After 2 long nights at work I shouldn't even be upright but who could say no to a nice summer morning like today. About 25 riders, split into 3 groups, 44 miles to Crab Meadow Beach. A Happy 4th to...
07-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,183
Posted By kaos joe

Excuse me for quoting myself, but the last 4...

Excuse me for quoting myself, but the last 4 words here are important. This is a RARE event. I know A LOT of riders, the overwhelming majority riding carbon, and have never heard of an event remotely...
07-02-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,183
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...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Whew. Too hot for that for me. We did back to...

Whew. Too hot for that for me. We did back to back 40 milers on Big Yellow. I drank 68 oz and poured a similar amount over my head. We dodged rain by minutes yesterday, and today a big cell crossed...
06-26-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,079
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
06-23-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

No worries. Send it anyway, I'm sure we just...

No worries. Send it anyway, I'm sure we just scratched the surface regarding knowledge of the area.
Forum: Northeast
06-23-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Hey Steve, I sent you a PM on Thursday 6/18....

Hey Steve,

I sent you a PM on Thursday 6/18. I'm wondering if it got through, or I messed it up, or it disappeared into deep space (has happened before, unless of course I messed up).
Forum: Northeast
06-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
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
06-17-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Wow, 5 days straight! although alas only 2 on a...

Wow, 5 days straight! although alas only 2 on a tandem. Will fix that over the weekend. Great weather but not looking forward to the onset of humidity.

Went up to Theodore Roosevelt's home, sadly...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, but it isn't too important as I can go to...

Yes, but it isn't too important as I can go to the map and drop a pin on a location. 99% of my use of this device is going to be following pre-recorded routes already on file on GarminConnect or...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By kaos joe

Those are both on my bucket, er, Garmin list....

Those are both on my bucket, er, Garmin list. Looking forward to reports.
06-16-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By kaos joe

My middle school chemistry teacher took a bizarre...

My middle school chemistry teacher took a bizarre relish in describing this phenomenon to us. I remember this satanic gleam in his eye as he said the word "saponification". He was a character for...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, this is the way to go. Since Steve and...

Yes, this is the way to go.

Since Steve and Glen influenced me to buy one of these devils devices, I feel free to pick your brains regarding a glitch with my Edge Explore; in the "where to?"...
06-10-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 668
Posted By kaos joe

That looks exactly like my home brew concoction.

That looks exactly like my home brew concoction.
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
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...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,665
Posted By kaos joe

FWIW ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is used as shellac...

FWIW ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is used as shellac thinner, and also for some wood stains, I would imagine the world over. Shellac is shellac. So rather than paying a kings ransom at pharmacies for...
06-06-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,401
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: 2,545
Views: 211,700
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...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

My cynical self says months but they've moved...

My cynical self says months but they've moved surprisingly fast throughout this project if you don't count the 40? year delay getting it started.
Forum: Northeast
06-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

FYI local riders.......I drove from Captree to...

FYI local riders.......I drove from Captree to the Wantagh Pkwy this afternoon, and the new Ocean Pkwy MUP extension appears to be 99% complete. The "roadbed" is done, a stretch of guard rail needs...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, "Bicycle Bill" was a character. When he...

Yes, "Bicycle Bill" was a character. When he first met my wife he didn't realize she was married to me, she was about 35 and he well past twice that. He offered his services as a "cycling coach"....
Forum: Northeast
06-03-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,700
Posted By kaos joe

Is that what happened? The pipe was damaged by...

Is that what happened? The pipe was damaged by shore ice a few times during cold winters, I thought maybe it was just never replaced. There was another one on South Street in downtown Oyster Bay...
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