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08-22-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,595
Posted By Tony P.

A biking, baseball, football, lacrosse, or hockey...

A biking, baseball, football, lacrosse, or hockey helmet is meant for use in those sports. Likewise, terms like a cycling, MTB, or BMX helmet helps the user get specialized features. It's not that...
05-16-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,595
Posted By Tony P.

Generally, yes you can but 1) hockey helmets are...

Generally, yes you can but 1) hockey helmets are usually heavier than bike helmets and have far fewer vents and 2) avoid helmets with face guards or pointed edges. Finally, you should be able to find...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tony P.

I'm familiar with the area but never biked the...

I'm familiar with the area but never biked the entire ride from Burlington to Montreal. However, I suggest you consider going directly north from the north end area via the Island Line trail, use the...
02-25-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

I see you were kidding by saying you'd break his...

I see you were kidding by saying you'd break his kneecaps with floor pumps. So, what will you use? :fight:
BTW, I very much like your plan including an approach to helping him improve skills.
02-25-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

Sorry but I don't agree fully. While anyone can...

Sorry but I don't agree fully. While anyone can ride on public roads, he doesn't have the right to join with or follow riders against their will. This is no different from saying you can't stop...
02-25-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

First off, I'm not the one who asked about the...

First off, I'm not the one who asked about the police; you did. Although you were obviously joking, I tried to point out calling the police was not as ridiculous as you thought.

If you want to...
02-24-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

Participating in a club is a privilege, not a...

Participating in a club is a privilege, not a right. Your club establishes rules. Just as club rules define speed ranges for groups, it can establish whatever other rules it chooses. There is nothing...
02-23-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

Perhaps the B group can offer to pay him not to...

Perhaps the B group can offer to pay him not to join them. Or better still, just give him your bikes. And cars. And homes. No one has a right to ride with you. If you guys would rather sneak out than...
02-23-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Tony P.

Disregard this post. I tried to delete it but...

Disregard this post. I tried to delete it but couldn't.
02-23-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tony P.

I don't think your issue relates to e-bikes but,...

I don't think your issue relates to e-bikes but, rather, this particular rider. It seems to me you have two choices: either change the rules or let him ride. By change the rules, though, I mean to...
02-19-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Tony P.

My rule is the bigger they are, the softer they...

My rule is the bigger they are, the softer they fall. Garbage trucks have the right of way over cars, and cars have the right of way over bikes. And the reason is simple: survival of the biggest. ...
02-13-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Tony P.

Daniel4, the batteries are as I'd expect; they...

Daniel4, the batteries are as I'd expect; they aren't difficult to put in or take out. I bought it from Campark but via eBay. I haven't used it yet but am considering a second set of batteries...
02-13-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Tony P.

Thanks to those who commented. I ended up with...

Thanks to those who commented. I ended up with the Campark V30 based in part on reviews which were uniformly positive. With all the features I looked for at under $70 it more than fit the bill for...
01-28-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Tony P.

Thanks for asking. I no longer ride on roads...

Thanks for asking. I no longer ride on roads after a wrong way driver forced me off the road and I ended up in the hospital so having a recording in case of a crash or close call is a large part of...
01-28-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Tony P.

Action camera features and suggestions

I'm looking to get an action camera (such as GoPro) for biking and would appreciate some input. I assume stabilization is a given (let me know if I'm wrong) but I'm interested in learning what other...
06-06-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,142
Posted By Tony P.

My typical rise is 3 hours and I don't find...

My typical rise is 3 hours and I don't find shorts to be a comfort issue. I use MTB style cargo shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tony P.

If you know what bike you need for 3-4 years, buy...

If you know what bike you need for 3-4 years, buy it. If not, you'll be better served with a lower cost investment.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tony P.

It would be a error to spend a substantial amount...

It would be a error to spend a substantial amount on a bike as a beginner.

Beyond basic bike measurement, there are nuances in bike frames and mechanicals meant to align with a riders skill,...
04-30-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Tony P.

Welcome to the forum. An option you didn't...

Welcome to the forum. An option you didn't mention is to buy another bike. Depending on where you are upstate, you may have an easy time finding something used for $100 that's suitable. That's...
04-30-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,595
Posted By Tony P.

Smart move. Helmet makers, retailers and others...

Smart move. Helmet makers, retailers and others have been suggesting a 5-year expiration on helmets but that's just not the case. Old undamaged helmets are at least as good as new ones. Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tony P.

I'm sorry for not being more specific. I didn't...

I'm sorry for not being more specific. I didn't mean to suggest any change in temperature will always impact endurance irrespective of the individual. And it's clear that training mitigates the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tony P.

Climate has an effect on body temperature and...

Climate has an effect on body temperature and body temperature has an effect on endurance. Of course, higher environmental temps. result in higher body temps. Significant studies have shown (not...
03-13-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tony P.

The is the crux of what was asked: Read it...

The is the crux of what was asked:

Read it as asking about a HR monitor if you'd like but I (and others, apparently) see the OP asking about building stamina. I guess some say potato and some say...
03-13-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Tony P.

I'd contact Trek. If necessary, go to LA; it's...

I'd contact Trek. If necessary, go to LA; it's closer than Salt Lake City. You can also buy online and get a bike that's close to fully. Your LBS can finish assembly.
03-13-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tony P.

Mark, I agree with several other posts but am...

Mark, I agree with several other posts but am offering a slightly different slant. If you want to increase stamina then focus on doing that and everything else is less important such as heart rate...
06-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Tony P.

Pianoboy57, you don't mention why you've stopped...

Pianoboy57, you don't mention why you've stopped biking and I don't want to pry. If the issue is health / stamina related, you should consider an e-bike. They are quite popular and not expensive. ...
06-03-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tony P.

Plating is probably nickel for corrosion...

Plating is probably nickel for corrosion resistance but underlying material is often steel or aluminum.
06-03-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,716
Posted By Tony P.

In essence, my earlier point is that bringing...

In essence, my earlier point is that bringing legal requirements into a discussion of bike etiquette muddies the waters. It's like debating whether to use a directional signal where no turn is...
06-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,716
Posted By Tony P.

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always...

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always mutually exclusive. Legal requirements represent the minimum a rider should do to treat others safely. What's being called etiquette is how to ride to...
06-03-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,716
Posted By Tony P.

The sidewalk is for pedestrians. Bikers have the...

The sidewalk is for pedestrians. Bikers have the same obligation to walkers that cars have on roads to bikers.
06-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

Congratulations, you wore me out. I'm no longer...

Congratulations, you wore me out. I'm no longer interested in it either it, either.
06-02-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

Your post shows me there's a disconnect. Skill...

Your post shows me there's a disconnect. Skill level at the start has everything to do with how long it will take to reach full aerobic potential. How can it be that someone who has been training...
06-02-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

FYI, at least one person is interested, me. If...

FYI, at least one person is interested, me. If you don't appreciate my posts, you're free to disregard them as I have yours.
06-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

Seattle, I had a lot I considered saying here but...

Seattle, I had a lot I considered saying here but decided not to. Can we call a truce here? My only comment related to you was:



I'm sorry if you consider that lashing out at you. I didn't...
05-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

I'm not an expert on training and wouldn't know...

I'm not an expert on training and wouldn't know how to be but I do know analytics. In order to estimate an outcome, parameters are needed. Without parameters it is not possible to predict an result....
05-29-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

I make mistakes all the time and it's pointed out...

I make mistakes all the time and it's pointed out to me often which is okay. In this case, though, it's unwarranted. You chose to take two separate posts and combine portions of them to make it...
05-28-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with what you're saying and most of...

I agree with what you're saying and most of everyone else, as well. But there is so much variability I don't believe it's analytically correct to predict. Sorry, but I don't believe you can say you...
05-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with what you're saying here. But it's...

I agree with what you're saying here. But it's different from your earlier statement. Training, as you say, is "very individual". As such it's not possible to predict physical improvement in 6-8...
05-27-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

Sorry, but I don't see it. As I said in my...

Sorry, but I don't see it. As I said in my earlier post, the amount of time to reach a level depends on where you start. Two individuals may be able to someday run a mile in 4 minutes. However,...
05-27-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,999
Posted By Tony P.

I don't believe there is any way to determine a...

I don't believe there is any way to determine a quantifiable amount of improvement in advance. Improvement has two parameters: the starting point and the ending point. Everyone is different as to...
05-25-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,022
Posted By Tony P.

It's probably a very easy fix but I'd bring it...

It's probably a very easy fix but I'd bring it back. The bike's not the problem.
05-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,957
Posted By Tony P.

Glad to do it. There's a lot of unsupported...

Glad to do it. There's a lot of unsupported information out there.

I looked over my post and realized I should have provided some background. The article I provided from the Journal of...
05-24-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with the previous comments. Perhaps you...

I agree with the previous comments. Perhaps you could explain why front suspension is undesirable. For what you're planning to do it certainly isn't necessary but it is a good comfort feature.
05-22-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Tony P.

Unisex means it can be used by anyone. It is...

Unisex means it can be used by anyone. It is discriminatory in some countries for a chain to prohibit its use on the basis of sex. Thus, it can also be used on unisex bikes.
Forum: Northeast
05-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Tony P.

Airline Trail construction East Hampton

The Airline Trail is closed in East Hampton (Ct) between Smith Street and Bull Hill Rd. Does anyone know when they plan to finish?
05-19-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tony P.

You had several good choices. If available, I...

You had several good choices. If available, I think you'll end up with a very good bike at a good price.
05-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,713
Posted By Tony P.

Interesting perspective. But I believe most...

Interesting perspective. But I believe most people involved in an altercation between a car and a bike would prefer to be in the car. To each his own.
05-18-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,713
Posted By Tony P.

I don't know why anyone wouldn't recognize riding...

I don't know why anyone wouldn't recognize riding a bike on roads is multiple times more dangerous than riding in a car. There are 6 million auto accidents annually. A car weighs 100 times a bike,...
05-18-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,957
Posted By Tony P.

Here's some information published in the Journal...

Here's some information published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Basically, it shows that old helmets (up to 26 years old) without damage provided protection.Helmet Impact Performance...
05-08-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,254
Posted By Tony P.

I average 13.5 - 14 mph over 30 to 35 miles and...

I average 13.5 - 14 mph over 30 to 35 miles and have done the same since I got a hybrid 10 years ago. I use Gatorskins on that bike which slows me down a little. On a road bike I do close to 20 mph....
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