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10-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By parkbrav

I heard that on Ch. 5 and Ch. 7 just now on...

I heard that on Ch. 5 and Ch. 7 just now on the12pm and 1230pm broadcasts...

NOAA? They are hopeless around here. The other day - maybe 10 days ago - we had over 1 inch of rain at Laurence...
10-05-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By parkbrav

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying...

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying someone was taking out air out from the tires. Or it could just be something simple like a pinched tube. Anyways, thanks for reading lol
10-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By parkbrav

Frost Warning - Boston

Boston is expecting its first frost this Saturday night into Sunday 10/8-10/9

It looks like we may have a "real" winter here this year - it hasn't happened for a while, at least not in my neck of...
10-05-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By parkbrav

I have many learnings to share here. So the...

I have many learnings to share here.

So the comment by RR about alignment is exactly right. There are multiple issues with Trek FX wheels, especially rear wheels. I was doing a deep-clean the bike...
09-07-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By parkbrav

heh, I solved my own problem. The front...

heh, I solved my own problem.

The front fender was just out of position. I adjusted it back into position by hand and now the front tire rides freely.

The rear fender was loose due to an...
09-06-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By parkbrav

haha, touche. Funny thing is, I think we're both...

haha, touche. Funny thing is, I think we're both right.

And both wrong. With costs so high these days, there's never a right time to buy anything :lol:
09-05-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By parkbrav

Post cleaning reattachment issue w/Front tire

After I did a grand cleaning/lubing of my bike the other day, the wheels (when re-attached) are rubbing against the fenders, causing friction and slowing the bike

I had the best luck by...
09-05-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By parkbrav

Great thread, as it is now time to start looking...

Great thread, as it is now time to start looking for deals on winter cycling tires
Forum: Northeast
08-16-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By parkbrav

good advice, I've started to notice i-phone...

good advice, I've started to notice i-phone holders on cyclist handlebars, I think I have to start doing that

I actually decided to test out the route a little bit over the weekend. I got waylaid...
Forum: Northeast
08-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By parkbrav

So I just wanted to bump my own thread, let me...

So I just wanted to bump my own thread, let me rephrase.

I'm trying to map my ride from Rt 38 north of Boston MA to Coastal Maine just north of Freeport. That's about 150 miles. And I'm trying to...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By parkbrav

Two ECG questions

I'm contemplating a Trek Challenge to cycle 100+ miles in one day...starting at next July

I'm looking at the map and I have some questions.

1) is it easy to find the ECG off of the Danvers Rail...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By parkbrav

Commuter tire that works well on dirt roads?

Hiya, I'm contemplating a 100 mile cycling challenge. Part of my route would take me to part of the East Coast Greenway in Maine, a good chunk of which is on dirt road.

Can anyone suggest a...
07-03-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By parkbrav

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to...

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to take advantage with a 18 mile fun ride for exercise.

I decided to visit the world famous Wilmington Apple Monument, dedicated to the first butter...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By parkbrav

Perfect, thanks guys. You all just helped me...

Perfect, thanks guys. You all just helped me avoid making a costly mistake.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,533
Posted By parkbrav

15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area...

15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area will slow down next to me a shout discouragement e.g "it's too cold out for biking!"
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By parkbrav

Bike Racks

Hi, I'm an experienced winter cyclist and I am active on the winter thread.

I'm just wondering, how easy would it be to remove a rear tire (to install winter/summer tires) once a bike rack is...
05-31-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By parkbrav

Wondering About the Implications of a Bike Rack

I'm considering installing a rear rack on the winter warrior.

I'm just wondering about the potential ramifications. For instance, does that limit my ability to remove & replace the rear tire in...
05-04-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By parkbrav

Fabric Softener can work but too much fabric...

Fabric Softener can work but too much fabric softener over time can destroy denim fibers, leading to ripped jeans in inconvenient places...;-)

Is the OP asking because he's riding a bicycle in...
04-04-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By parkbrav

Glad you're ok dude!

Glad you're ok dude!
04-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By parkbrav

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes....

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes. The rear winter tire needed a visit with Professor WD-40. Other than that, they slid right on. Very Psyched for some summer riding!
03-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By parkbrav

vroom vroom thump thump crunch crunch I saw...

vroom vroom thump thump crunch crunch

I saw that guy coming about 300 feet away and just knew he was going to blow past that stop sign.

I also pulled up that intersection on Google Maps - yep,...
03-26-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By parkbrav

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some...

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some weight so I thought I'd grab some exercise.

At a straightway in a rural area, an area in which I clearly had right-of-way, car #1 comes accelerating...
03-26-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By parkbrav

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I...

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I noticed that some baby trees and shrubs are already sprouting green leaves up here in NW Boston. Not to brag or anything. March 25th. Early Spring!
03-23-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By parkbrav

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun...

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun ride" after work, to enjoy the nice weather and extra daylight.

When cycling on Route 38 area, I came across a small "rafter" (flock) of 4 female...
03-15-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By parkbrav

My doctor tells me, if you have an appointment,...

My doctor tells me, if you have an appointment, you should take the entire day.
03-15-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By parkbrav

Great thread, great idea. I am not "calling out...

Great thread, great idea. I am not "calling out sick" but I am using my "flex time" next week to go for a long ride
03-03-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By parkbrav

Hah true Daniel :) I think Meteorological...

Hah true Daniel :)

I think Meteorological seasons were just invented by weather forecasters for shorthand purposes.

Also, note that southern climates and northern climates will never agree as...
03-02-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By parkbrav

The meteorological seasons are defined by the...

The meteorological seasons are defined by the calendar months. So, literally, the passage of time defines the meteorological seasons.

Meteorological Winter: defined as December, January and...
03-01-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,300
Posted By parkbrav

I only have one bike and I keep resolving to get...

I only have one bike and I keep resolving to get a second bike and dedicate "the tank" to winter cycling. but so far one is all I need
03-01-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By parkbrav

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense...

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense that the traffic cones were set up to protect winter cyclists especially during the unique winter darkness.

And the vandalism resulted in the...
03-01-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By parkbrav

Well, Mr. Zip, the calendar said so. Today is the...

Well, Mr. Zip, the calendar said so. Today is the first day of Meteorological Spring. But it sure does seem a lot like Winter still!

cue Pat Metheny's track "Spring Ain't Here" - and yes I did...
02-21-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By parkbrav

When it goes through the city approval process,...

When it goes through the city approval process, random people don't just get to decide themselves. That's called vigilantism

It's one thing just to ignore a law; it's then another to take the law...
02-21-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By parkbrav

Prank or Vandalism? MassDOT Bike Lane Cones

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has released video of pranksters? or vandals? throwing over a bridge (the Harvard Bridge) traffic cones meant to protect a winter bike lane.
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02-16-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By parkbrav

we have the melodious love song of the chickadee...

we have the melodious love song of the chickadee this morning up here in Route 38
02-16-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,927
Posted By parkbrav

It's so cold the North Wind has gone South for...

It's so cold the North Wind has gone South for the winter!
02-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By parkbrav

Brief Editorial on Car Ownership

Soap box moment: any one check out the current price of gasoline in your city and then remember that you bike all year?
02-12-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,927
Posted By parkbrav

I love the comment about thinner ice this year. I...

I love the comment about thinner ice this year. I heard the same to be true here in the northeast.

I did see one weekend of pond hockey after a particularly cold "cold-snap." But one weekend is...
02-12-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By parkbrav

I'm hearing about the lower temperatures up...

I'm hearing about the lower temperatures up north. We are getting re-freeze and water ponding over ice.

I can report that I see several flocks of Canada goose flying in from the south. But I have...
02-06-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By parkbrav

Gotta "love" those ice/sleet/slush storms, RR....

Gotta "love" those ice/sleet/slush storms, RR. And we're getting at least one more on Monday, possibly another on Tuesday.

But these rest of the week will be in the 40s and Wednesday will be sunny
02-06-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By parkbrav

Yep, we currently have about 10 hours of daylight...

Yep, we currently have about 10 hours of daylight here in the northeast. Since the birds like 10 hours of daylight minimum, it may be just a matter of time until the birds start returning. I mean...
02-01-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By parkbrav

I sure do, RumRun! I was watching Channel 5 when...

I sure do, RumRun! I was watching Channel 5 when one of the reporters stationed out in Brockton had so much sleet and wind that she had to put the snow goggles on!

And Brockton/Stoughton ended up...
01-31-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By parkbrav

Boston received some visitors over the weekend,...

Boston received some visitors over the weekend, including The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore and Good Morning America's Rob Marciano
01-31-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By parkbrav

IDK why the Weather Channel names some storms but...

IDK why the Weather Channel names some storms but not others.

But this storm started in Winnipeg. It got blown by the jet stream down to Jacksonville FL. It then got squeezed by the cold air all...
01-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By parkbrav

Winter Storm Kenan - New England

We're expecting a historic snowfall this evening into tomorrow. Predictions of 12+ inches of snow with high winds from the Northeast.

As far south as Rhode Island and as far north as Maine.

I...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,523
Posted By parkbrav

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 12...

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 12 month cyclist up here in Boston until I make that down payment on a car.

anyway, I just installed the winter tires. And I'm bargain hunting on new...
01-07-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By parkbrav

I have a pair of Adidas jogging pants that fit...

I have a pair of Adidas jogging pants that fit well. If it gets too cold, I go with the rain pants over the jogging pants. The rain pants don't vent well, but they do keep my lower core warm.
01-07-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By parkbrav

* Summer * Tires

I'm already in the market for new summer tires. I'm looking at the Schwalbe Marathon, anti-puncture, reflective stripe.

More about me: Boston suburbs, on-road cyclist, Trek FX commuter hybrid.
...
01-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,755
Posted By parkbrav

I have 3 AA batteries/each for the...

I have 3 AA batteries/each for the Monkey-Electric bike lights. I use the lithium strength batteries and I only need to replace them once a year.

Almost everything else I have - front light, rear...
01-01-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,084
Posted By parkbrav

The first thing I was asked after I told my...

The first thing I was asked after I told my mechanic that I'm winter commuter was "where are your fenders?" Yes, it is possible to have fenders. You want to be careful not let the studs rub against...
01-01-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By parkbrav

Try the "Dry Guy" booties. They have adjustable...

Try the "Dry Guy" booties. They have adjustable velcro so you literally cannot break them just because of your boot size. And you can re-use them.

they are made for X-country skiing, but, same...
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