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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 548,018
Posted By KenCT

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Trail today, the mud\water was over the bottom bracket.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 548,018
Posted By KenCT

My bike on the bridge at Lock #12 on the...

My bike on the bridge at Lock #12 on the Farmington Canal rail trail in Cheshire, CT. The canal, which ran south to north through Connecticut to Massachusetts, opened for horse pulled barges in 1828....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 548,018
Posted By KenCT

Getting ready to board the ferry from Long...

Getting ready to board the ferry from Long Island, NY to Connecticut.
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10-29-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,551
Posted By KenCT

On 10/28 we did our annual ride on the north fork...

On 10/28 we did our annual ride on the north fork of Long Island. 58 miles and unusually warm weather for the end of October..
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09-03-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 596,213
Posted By KenCT

64 miles and 4,100 feet, not my best due to a...

64 miles and 4,100 feet, not my best due to a foot issue (fractured it in June) and some knee pain. I have a century next week with a little more elevation.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 653,406
Posted By KenCT

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08-07-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 596,213
Posted By KenCT

30 miles/2,000 feet in a charity ride, the Tour...

30 miles/2,000 feet in a charity ride, the Tour of Litchfield Hills. I usually do the 50 mile route but not up to it today. Temperature near 90 and I'm only 5 weeks from having foot surgery (plate...
08-05-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By KenCT

1800s Velocepede

Saw this on Facebook Marketplace today. If only I had storage space and an extra $1,200.
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07-15-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By KenCT

Often the hardest part of the ride is ignoring...

Often the hardest part of the ride is ignoring reasons why we shouldn't get on the bike.
07-06-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 40,874
Posted By KenCT

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05-12-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By KenCT

New Project:Cannondale SR500

My brother-in-law gave me this bike today, lightly ridden 1987 Cannondale SR500. Needs some work; looks like cables, tires, bar wrap, etc. All components look original except maybe the tires. Frame...
05-10-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,687
Posted By KenCT

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05-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,796
Posted By KenCT

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Regrouping between two gravel sections in Roxbury, CT
05-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,796
Posted By KenCT

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Night gravel riding in Washington, CT. We do this route as part of our weekly...
04-15-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,590
Views: 456,667
Posted By KenCT

We had to put our 4 year old cat down last...

We had to put our 4 year old cat down last summer, herniated diaphragm which was most likely a congenital problem. Our dog Izzy seemed depressed afterward. A few months later my daughter brought...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 653,406
Posted By KenCT

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03-06-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,308
Posted By KenCT

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01-21-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By KenCT

In my 3rd winter using Zwift, it helps me keep...

In my 3rd winter using Zwift, it helps me keep some level of cycling fitness for the spring. As I've gotten older (61) I find I have less tolerance for the cold. In my 20's I did cold water SCUBA...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,905
Posted By KenCT

5,400 total mile with 268,000 feet of climbing: ...

5,400 total mile with 268,000 feet of climbing:
3,100 on the road, some gravel and trail mixed in
2,300 on the trainer (FulGaz and Zwift)

I would have had more road and less trainer miles but I...
12-31-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 52,284
Posted By KenCT

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12-28-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,823
Posted By KenCT

Don't forget the frostbite on your fingers.

Don't forget the frostbite on your fingers.
12-27-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,261
Posted By KenCT

A good sweet spot ride for me is 40 to 50 miles...

A good sweet spot ride for me is 40 to 50 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing. I started regular cycling after a multi year break in January 2018 and maybe 15 miles and almost no hills was good for me....
11-26-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,824
Posted By KenCT

Same here, I'll finish this year with a little...

Same here, I'll finish this year with a little over 3,000 outdoor miles and 2,000 on the smart trainer, about the same as last year.

While I much prefer to ride outside, Zwift and FulGaz keep me...
11-20-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,391
Posted By KenCT

The Hero 9 starts recording as soon as the button...

The Hero 9 starts recording as soon as the button is pressed, either on the camera or the remote. There is an option where recording starts instantly, 15 or 30 seconds before you press record. I...
11-20-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,391
Posted By KenCT

I have this remote for my GoPRo 9. Much better...

I have this remote for my GoPRo 9. Much better than trying push the button when riding, especially since I have a silicon cover on the camera. The remote I use has a lanyard I keep tucked in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,902
Posted By KenCT

As a long time municipal employee and department...

As a long time municipal employee and department head, I say report him. While most likely nothing will happen with one complaint and no video evidence, if there are multiple complaints on the same...
10-02-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,796
Posted By KenCT

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Weekly gravel group ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 548,018
Posted By KenCT

Part of my bike near water. Cape Neddick...

Part of my bike near water. Cape Neddick lighthouse on Nubble Island, Maine.
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09-22-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 52,284
Posted By KenCT

Just me and my shadow. ...

Just me and my shadow.

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08-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,704
Posted By KenCT

Took a quick poll at my house, results: Me: Not...

Took a quick poll at my house, results:
Me: Not enough
Wife : Too many
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,352
Posted By KenCT

I've run Zwift from an Android phone and an...

I've run Zwift from an Android phone and an iPhone with no issues. It also runs on an iPad.
07-23-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By KenCT

I rode a Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 for a couple...

I rode a Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 for a couple of years, added the bar ends too. Upgraded to a Synapse this year and it is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. I originally went with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 548,018
Posted By KenCT

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07-11-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By KenCT

If you use Strava you can assign each ride to a...

If you use Strava you can assign each ride to a separate bike, just add bikes in the gear section. This works in the free version of the program.
07-04-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,590
Views: 456,667
Posted By KenCT

We had to have Mille, our 4 year old cat...

We had to have Mille, our 4 year old cat euthanized last week. She had a herniated diaphragm (internal organs were compressing her lungs) resulting in severe difficulty breathing. When a cat is...
06-27-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 596,213
Posted By KenCT

Did my first century of the year yesterday, 118...

Did my first century of the year yesterday, 118 miles. The first half was an organized ride to support the East Coast Greenway called "Ride the State". Connecticut is only 120 by 60 miles.
The...
05-15-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 867,954
Posted By KenCT

Found a matching accessory for my Cannondale,...

Found a matching accessory for my Cannondale, however it's not very aero.

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03-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,262
Posted By KenCT

I started with organized group riding in 2019...

I started with organized group riding in 2019 with Class Cycles in Southbury. A Wednesday night ride would have 90 to 100 riders of various skill levels in 10 to 12 groups with different start times....
02-28-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,262
Posted By KenCT

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a...

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a week. Both offer something different; the group ride is more of a social activity and a shorter ride compared to solo where I can push myself in...
01-30-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,510
Posted By KenCT

Shane Miller's Youtube channel has lots of Zwift...

Shane Miller's Youtube channel has lots of Zwift tips https://youtube.com/c/ShaneMillerLama
01-30-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,510
Posted By KenCT

Zwifthacks (http://Www.zwifthacks.com)

Zwifthacks (http://Www.zwifthacks.com)
01-29-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,648
Posted By KenCT

I retired 5 and a half years ago, went from being...

I retired 5 and a half years ago, went from being on call 24/7 and putting in 50 to 60 hours a week at work to what am I going to do now. I still work in my field but now part time, taking most of...
01-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 1,006,047
Posted By KenCT

Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm...

Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm old. How to tell if you are young or old: if you fall and people laugh, you are young, it someone rushes over to help you up and asks if you are OK,...
01-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,598
Posted By KenCT

I quit drinking over 6 years ago. However I do...

I quit drinking over 6 years ago. However I do like a cold non-alcohol beer or two after a hard ride. Some of the craft NA beers are pretty good.
01-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,800
Posted By KenCT

I did 60 miles on Zwift yesterday for my 60th...

I did 60 miles on Zwift yesterday for my 60th birthday ride, too cold for me to ride outside. I'll make it up on the road once the temperatures are above 40.
01-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,928
Posted By KenCT

I've set a personal goal of 6,000 miles for 2021;...

I've set a personal goal of 6,000 miles for 2021; 3/4 of the miles on the road, 1/4 on the smart trainer. I did 5,000 last year with about the same split between road and smart trainer using Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 505,044
Posted By KenCT

I don't answer calls from out of state that are...

I don't answer calls from out of state that are not in my contact list. Only person I know of in Winslow is a girl driving a flat bed Ford. Still didn't answer.
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12-26-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,215
Posted By KenCT

I'm 100 miles shy of 5,000 miles. That is double...

I'm 100 miles shy of 5,000 miles. That is double my mileage from 2019. My 2019 miles were double my 2018 miles, which was when I started riding regular again. I don't think the trend will continue....
12-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By KenCT

I had a hip replacement 14 years ago at the age...

I had a hip replacement 14 years ago at the age of 45. Mine was due to arthritis from an injury I received in a motorcycle accident when I was 17, drove the femur head through the socket and spent 6...
11-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27,206
Views: 3,191,066
Posted By KenCT

Took the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port...

Took the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY on Long Island. 63 miles to Fire Island National Seashore and back, Weather was in the 50s and a little breezy, not too bad for mid...
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