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07-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By UniChris

Although most computers will let you enter a...

Although most computers will let you enter a starting odometer at a certain point, why bother? Tracking your overall history is what something like Strava is good at.

In terms of what a simple...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
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...
07-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles...

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles homewards on an all but empty Hudson River Greenway this afternoon.

Didn't feel too bad with the breeze of movement, but catches up when you stop. But...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By UniChris

Thanks! I'm not sure if I'd realized...

Thanks!



I'm not sure if I'd realized that the wide asphalt "sidewalk" up Housatonic Ave was a bike path, now it's clear that it is. It's the next part on US-1 that worries me though; I get...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By UniChris

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat...

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat riding a century along the Farmington Canal from MA down into CT and back.

Today in NYC was obviously hotter but rode a bit over 8 miles of the Hudson...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By UniChris

Thanks for going. I had the excuse of being in...

Thanks for going. I had the excuse of being in another state prepping for a ride the next day, but as much as that the detour was feeling like a sort of the last straw spoiling any remaining interest...
07-20-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I do appreciate the concern. I never had a...

I do appreciate the concern. I never had a full-on incident of vomiting, just worried that could happen. In terms of eating, after my stomach started to feel off I decided it would be smarter not...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By UniChris

The path around the Charles River basin (Museum...

The path around the Charles River basin (Museum of Science up to whatever other bridge of your choice) is nice by any mode.

The core of the city is really very small so getting to the key historic...
07-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By UniChris

A contrasting design can put a pedestrian...

A contrasting design can put a pedestrian crossing (or bus boarding) island outboard of something like a parking protected bike lane.

Then in effect we get our own channel through the bump-out.
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07-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Okay, I'm convinced. Ordered a can of the powder...

Okay, I'm convinced. Ordered a can of the powder (but may also get some bottles, I think I could hide one under the saddle and it seems the best to mix more in something dedicated and the right...
07-19-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I was seriously wondering about that and might...

I was seriously wondering about that and might have gotten one along the way if they weren't being sold only in six packs.

But I was also wondering if these would have too much protein and fat to...
07-19-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Having actually been reading through them, your...

Having actually been reading through them, your laws on this are far more complex (if sadly more car proritizing) than ours.

In the case of actual zebra crossings there isn't much difference in...
07-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of...

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of cases where traffic is required to stop to allow this, either because of specific markings, or because the law in that location paints a virtual marking...
07-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
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...
07-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder...

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder with added sodium and potassium salts, or water with just a Nuun tablet, or purchased powerade with nuun a tablet dropped in. Had a couple incidents of...
07-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to...

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to fit more like a t-shirt) in a hi-vis yellow. Bought a white one recently when yellow was out of stock, promptly fell over sideways into mud in the...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By UniChris

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects...

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects Hopewell to Brewster; the state gave Metro North the money to make it happen, now they just have to do it.
07-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

What if I found an actual farthing?

What if I found an actual farthing?
07-18-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By UniChris

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends...

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends some knowledgeable members over to mark what is worth receiving, and not get the useless junk as well?

Either that or indeed figuring out how to...
07-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

The situation of the intersection you describe is...

The situation of the intersection you describe is by no means clear. If drivers were trying to get you to cross against the direction of the light, that would indeed be odd. But crossing with it,...
07-18-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Either they'll get special permission from...

Either they'll get special permission from bureaucrats who didn't think things through but merely fell for the power point and the opportunity to be a technology incubator and cradle to the wave of...
07-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

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No, it isn't. It's merely providing more detail of the eame thing.

Read again:

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07-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

It's not entirely clear what situation you are...

It's not entirely clear what situation you are describing as there seem to be conflicting elements.

However, in any situation where it is legal for pedestrian to cross at all, then, unless either...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,362
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next...

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next train-enabled trail adventure will be riding the the Schuylkill River Trail form Philly out to Vally Forge or so - a bit more limited what I can do when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,848
Posted By UniChris

Ironic, because cycling groups have been...

Ironic, because cycling groups have been congratulating themselves on creating exactly that situation by extending the line of flexiposts with other objects right up to the intersection as guerrilla...
07-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

This isn't really your problem, but theirs....

This isn't really your problem, but theirs. Practically speaking, you can see if there is a car following the stopping one too closely to also stop, so of course in that case wait to see what...
07-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Here...

Here (https://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?qs=0FDA02E9763F0055B12DE5A69D97BECE), for example, is a summary of a good set of pedestrian crossing laws from Minnesota:

...
07-18-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

This is a delay that you are causing by your...

This is a delay that you are causing by your refusal to take an offered opportunity, if it is in fact safe to do so.

Perhaps it's time to learn how to fit into cooperative road interactions,...
07-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,008
Posted By UniChris

Something I've come to realize is that people...

Something I've come to realize is that people pretty much have the same attitudes no matter what they are engaged in doing.
07-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at...

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at my last stop, perhaps should have. I'm fine with dairy, just wasn't sure if it was the right thing in the heat. Got a frozen ice cream sandwich on an...
07-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

It's what they are obligated to. Also most...

It's what they are obligated to. Also most intersections in the city itself have traffic lights or stop signs, so there are relatively few situations where you encounter an uncontrolled crossing.
...
07-18-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk...

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk phase, at places where it is legal for a pedestrian to cross, that is in fact pretty much the law in civilized countries.

Ironically the first...
07-18-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Here that probably would have a painted...

Here that probably would have a painted pedestrian crossing, and one is effectively implied even when not painted. In some jurisdictions the law even now says that every intersection is a pedestrian...
07-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,008
Posted By UniChris

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts"....

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts". The actual requirement is +/- 20 Hz. And for a fixed installation it can be achieved with a GPS-disciplined oscillator. That could work for some...
07-18-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides...

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides I've done in New York were a lot nicer once I got north of a ridge in Yonkers about five miles from where I start - did my first century last August...
07-18-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,403
Posted By UniChris

Are you sure they aren't required to? At least...

Are you sure they aren't required to? At least for a pedestrian?

In many situations they would be, it is possible that aren't confident that the particular situation is not one.
07-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

In my thinking, appetite decreases because your...

In my thinking, appetite decreases because your body doesn't want the added work of digestion, but the activity itself has no lesser need for energy than it would in moderate temperature.
07-17-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Exactly - once you get behind in my experience it...

Exactly - once you get behind in my experience it takes a long time to catch up



Actually I didn't have any thoughts in connection to his illness until after I started feeling off, and then...
07-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

I don't think the energy required changes much,...

I don't think the energy required changes much, no. But the ability to absorb it from sources that work in more moderate weather seems to.

I don't really think I was having hydration issues since...
07-17-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Why whole wheat? I thought complexity was kind of...

Why whole wheat? I thought complexity was kind of the opposite of intent, ie, normally if I'd by bread at all (which I wouldn't) I'd get whole wheat but for ride sandwiches I try to pick a white one...
07-17-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

This is definitely a valid concern. However, I...

This is definitely a valid concern. However, I know I wasn't eating enough to do the ride on an other than fat-burning basis, which given what I have available to burn might work for a survival trek...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,362
Posted By UniChris

Rode my 3rd-ever Century on the Farmington Canal...

Rode my 3rd-ever Century on the Farmington Canal trail this Tuesday. Started in Westfield rode 10 miles down just into CT, back to the start then headed south for real, down to Farmington, up the...
07-17-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Yes, the irony is that I bought a power gel at a...

Yes, the irony is that I bought a power gel at a cycling expo a few years back thinking I'd see how I react. That somehow became carrying it around saving for a bonk, a panic that I'd lost it...
07-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,587
Posted By UniChris

Hot day nutrition?

Did my third ever century on Tuesday, and spent most of the day feeling like I was going to hurl.

Less than a month ago I'd ridden one where the "real food" plan of making turkey and cheese...
07-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By UniChris

Something I was wondering about the other day:...

Something I was wondering about the other day: would a kick scooter provide any useful pre-training like or before the balance bike stage? It would seem like the steering-balancing interaction would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,679
Posted By UniChris

Ugh, tried to use relive stand alone and it is...

Ugh, tried to use relive stand alone and it is just horrible. Unclear that to add a picture without matching metadata you have to leave it out initially then add it as a moment. Can't delete mistaken...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,679
Posted By UniChris

What exactly are you paying for? If there's...

What exactly are you paying for? If there's something else that gives you better personal analytics you could use that and upload GPX to strava for social purposes, or am I missing something? Or...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,236
Posted By UniChris

Just saw a Jump/Uber e-bike parked in the 40's...

Just saw a Jump/Uber e-bike parked in the 40's and had a look. SA rear hub, hub motor on the front.... with a disc brake. So that's how the other team solved the problem.
07-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By UniChris

I've personally ridden centuries (and ridden them...

I've personally ridden centuries (and ridden them a slot slower than you would, right through the hottest part of the afternoon) wearing a backpack, but I'd still argue for getting as much on the...
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