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Forum: Commuting
07-23-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By Steve B.

Not as much a problem in NYC mostly due to it...

Not as much a problem in NYC mostly due to it being too cold in winter for these encampments to happen. I'm lucky to ride more than half my commute in NYC, which has invested heavily in paths and on...
07-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Steve B.

Part of the problem is the mind set among LEO's...

Part of the problem is the mind set among LEO's to not treat these types of negligent murders as such. They do a brake check and the murderer goes free. It's failure to exercise due caution and...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Steve B.

At worse case you're walking. Try to plan for...

At worse case you're walking. Try to plan for not much of that. Try to plan a route that doesn't have a lot of technical ST, flat easy ST is manageable. Its not about the bike, any gravel bike...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By Steve B.

Beceause everybody here is aware that at 10,000...

Beceause everybody here is aware that at 10,000 ft over some passes, in Sept. and especially in October, you can get enough snow to close you down for a day or more. Maybe didn't happen to you,...
07-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

Of 8 cats in 40 years, only one was an outdoor...

Of 8 cats in 40 years, only one was an outdoor cat as he come to us that way when he defected from a neighbor that could not care for him. He was an outdoor cat already so we let him stay that way....
07-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

Took these guys home today. They are in love with...

Took these guys home today. They are in love with the isolated cat room, it has carpeting so they can turn quickly as they bounce off walls. Its been 12 years since I had a kitten, I feel like a...
07-18-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Steve B.

Agreed, like their prices much more. Jerseys...

Agreed, like their prices much more. Jerseys for $120 at Voler are expensive.
07-15-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

My wife and I drove into the heart of Brooklyn...

My wife and I drove into the heart of Brooklyn today to "audition" some kittens. Some ferals since domesticated, from the neighborhood I've worked for 40 years, so a fitting match. Found 2 we really...
07-15-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Steve B.

I think both Velonews and Cycling News cover the...

I think both Velonews and Cycling News cover the technical features and bikes in their lead-up to the Tour.
07-15-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Steve B.

LIRR to Wantagh. Take Beach Street south from the...

LIRR to Wantagh. Take Beach Street south from the east end of the train station, Beech goes south to Merrick Rd., across the street is Cedar Creek Park, the northern terminus of the Jones Beach path...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,150
Posted By Steve B.

In my experience, one bike with 105 disc, another...

In my experience, one bike with 105 disc, another with 105 rim, theres no noticeable difference. I would not be upgrading a road bike to get better braking performance from disc brakes, I would...
07-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Steve B.

P Clamps are cheap, they clamp to the seat stays...

P Clamps are cheap, they clamp to the seat stays (or any stays.

P-Clamps for Fender Attachment – Velo Orange (velo-orange.com) (https://velo-orange.com/products/p-clamps-for-fender-attachment)
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Steve B.

Good and cheap don't go together. Eureka is the...

Good and cheap don't go together. Eureka is the best inexpensive yet reliable AND waterproof tents I'm aware of.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By Steve B.

Don't get a new bike yet, ride the route a bunch...

Don't get a new bike yet, ride the route a bunch of times to get a feel for what kind of bike does the job best.

Do one day a week by car, pre-position clothing for the week, especially shoes, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Steve B.

Derailer is not installed on the drop out...

Derailer is not installed on the drop out correctly ? Have a shop look at it ?. Do a temp install of a mechanical derailer to see if you get the same issue. You will know right away if the jockey...
Forum: Northeast
07-10-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 239,832
Posted By Steve B.

My good deed for the day. I saw a timely post on...

My good deed for the day. I saw a timely post on the CLIMB FB page a few weeks ago, with listings for animal rescue agencies on L.I. I spotted this bird on this mornings road ride, seemed to have a...
07-07-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By Steve B.

There can be good reasons to use a smartphone as...

There can be good reasons to use a smartphone as the computer. Many folks just buy a cheap used phone, no SIM card and just load RideWithGPS or Strava or something similar. Most reported issues are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,683
Posted By Steve B.

I only do event rides as I want to ride a...

I only do event rides as I want to ride a different area, on different roads than my everyday. I don't typically join a paceline group as 1) I don't know the skillset of the riders and 2) I usually...
07-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

Very sorry to hear. This is simultaneously an...

Very sorry to hear. This is simultaneously an easy decision and a impossible one, I always ask myself, "who made me God, to make such a decision ?", even though you know its correct,

Sad for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,403
Posted By Steve B.

Hill climb features are nice, but AFAIK they only...

Hill climb features are nice, but AFAIK they only work if you are following a navigable route. The device needs to know where you are going in order to be able to display a profile and give distance...
07-04-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,027
Posted By Steve B.

Yes. Any Android or iPhone on the bar running...

Yes. Any Android or iPhone on the bar running RWGPS, Strava, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,403
Posted By Steve B.

On the 1030 at least, you can add battery life to...

On the 1030 at least, you can add battery life to a data field on a data page. Or just swipe down to the main settings menu, its shown there (in tiny, tiny font).
07-02-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By Steve B.

Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Northeast
06-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Steve B.

A somewhat contentious name as the current...

A somewhat contentious name as the current Governor wanted it named after his Father, a former governor. What Andrew (current governor and a complete *******) wants, Andrew gets. There were few if...
06-27-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,410
Posted By Steve B.

I do green on right side, red on left, like...

I do green on right side, red on left, like lights on boats and airplanes
06-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By Steve B.

Benefit to clinchers is you don't need to be...

Benefit to clinchers is you don't need to be proficient at gluing a tire on a rim.
06-19-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

I picked up a kitten in the middle of the road...

I picked up a kitten in the middle of the road many years ago, stopped commuter traffic to do so. Squeeky little all black thing, a coworker took him home, he lived many years even being diagnosed...
Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,395
Posted By Steve B.

If car camping, there are countless free...

If car camping, there are countless free primitive sites scattered throughout the national forests. You need to bring water, but most have a fire ring, table and pit toilet. Some are on the Nat'l...
06-16-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,594
Posted By Steve B.

The Topeak Alien I have on all my bikes has one.

The Topeak Alien I have on all my bikes has one.
06-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Steve B.

Ton's of threads here about large PU drivers and...

Ton's of threads here about large PU drivers and the seeming hostility to lycra clad road cyclists. As a driver I personally find Subaru and Prius drivers to be the most dangerous, under the speed...
06-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,248
Posted By Steve B.

With 11 or 12 speeds on the cassette, in ranges...

With 11 or 12 speeds on the cassette, in ranges of 11 to 50 tooth cogs, you get an adequate range for speed and/or climbing. You do have gaps in between cogs with large tooth difference, but...
06-09-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,227
Posted By Steve B.

Well, no, GPS devices as we are discussing here...

Well, no, GPS devices as we are discussing here do not talk to the satellites. There's no 2 way communication, its all listening on the part of the device.
06-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By Steve B.

Or a Soma FogCutter. It'll handle up to a 38mm...

Or a Soma FogCutter. It'll handle up to a 38mm tire, fine for gravel paths and such

Soma makes nice frames, I like my Smoothie

Fog Cutter Frame v.2 (Endurance Road Disc) | SOMA Fabrications...
06-07-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Steve B.

I use the largest tire that'll fit

I use the largest tire that'll fit
05-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,263
Posted By Steve B.

Entirely correct. I love the activity for the...

Entirely correct. I love the activity for the exercise, but also love using a bike to explore and forget others do the same.
05-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

Very sorry for your loss, that's a decent age but...

Very sorry for your loss, that's a decent age but it's never easy losing one. I've lost 3 to kidney issues.
05-14-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Steve B.

Gravel bike, Cannondale Topstone is available in...

Gravel bike, Cannondale Topstone is available in Europe. Get the aluminum model, use bikepacking bags and gear, go as light as possible to gain speed (of that's really a goal ). Aero matters for...
04-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,134
Posted By Steve B.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Radius-Plastic-Saf...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Radius-Plastic-Safety-Glasses/3648364

$10
04-25-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By Steve B.

Forester or an Outback can hold a single bike...

Forester or an Outback can hold a single bike with front wheel on, laid down in back with rear seats folded flat. 2 Bikes with no F wheels attached, sorta upright leaning on each other.
Forum: Touring
04-25-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Steve B.

How about head to Bar Harbor, Maine and ride the...

How about head to Bar Harbor, Maine and ride the Acadia carriage trails ?. 10 miles per day doesn't allow many options on the GAP as your going to need a shuttle. Or maybe ride the Cape Cod Canal...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Steve B.

There's part of the East Coast Greenway SW of...

There's part of the East Coast Greenway SW of Portland. Another trail runs south from Dover-Foxcroft to Newport. The Downeast Sunrise trail runs from Ellsworth to Eastport (almost)' that's 85 miles...
04-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,232
Posted By Steve B.

Very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my girls...

Very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my girls 5 weeks ago, I'm still overwhelmed at times.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,951
Posted By Steve B.

It's likely that your current speed sensor is the...

It's likely that your current speed sensor is the kind that measures rotations of a separate magnet attached to the spokes and sends the number of wheel rotations to the head unit. That's not...
03-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

Bike Headlamp

Not new. This was found in a flea market in Paris by a family friend who knew I was a cyclist and purchased it for me. It's a carbide headlamp. Somewhere there's a h-bar mounting bracket. It's got a...
Forum: Northeast
03-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 239,832
Posted By Steve B.

We did a fun family group ride TOBAY to Captree,...

We did a fun family group ride TOBAY to Captree, some turned early. Got lucky with a NE wind. Pretty busy given that it was still chilly out. It's a nicely designed path, very scenic and I think...
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Steve B.

You ever lived with a cat that started as an...

You ever lived with a cat that started as an outdoor cat and you decided should stay inside ?. Not pretty or fun.
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Steve B.

The perfect life for a cat is to be living with...

The perfect life for a cat is to be living with some old lady who lets you out in the morning after breakfast and back in again at night for dinner.
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, my experience too that Verizon FIOS has...

Yes, my experience too that Verizon FIOS has terrible phone support. As well they go home at 7 in the evening, so if your TV goes down just when you start watching after dinner, you are SOL.

My...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

Beware the DeathMobile

This was on Google News. Silly ****.

I especially liked the line:
"“The goal of modern truck grilles,” wrote Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky in 2018...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,069
Posted By Steve B.

Checkpoint is a well equipped bike. I'd also...

Checkpoint is a well equipped bike. I'd also tell the OP look at the Cannondale Topstone aluminum 105 and the Specialized Diverge. All in his price range. I believe all allow rear racks. The...
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