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Forum: Touring
10-25-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By jpescatore

There are kinda 3 related issues" Tire...

There are kinda 3 related issues"

Tire width
Tread pattern
Air pressure

Large, knobby, very low pressure tires will have higher rolling resistance and make you either work harder or ride...
Forum: Touring
10-23-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By jpescatore

I've done the C&O on 35mm and 40mm, definitely...

I've done the C&O on 35mm and 40mm, definitely preferred the bigger size. I did the entire GAP on those 40mms and could have gone with the 35s. For a combined tour I'd choose he 40s - mine were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,196
Posted By jpescatore

Asssuming it did not penetrate the inner lining,...

Asssuming it did not penetrate the inner lining, If that happened to me on a relatively new tire, I'd fill the gap (while inflated) with Shoe Goo and let it dry. I've done that a few times when got...
10-17-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jpescatore

My wife gave me a Park stand 25 years ago, a bit...

My wife gave me a Park stand 25 years ago, a bit of rust on the bottom now but still the best present ever!
10-13-23, 05:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,376
Posted By jpescatore

I've had a KICKR SNAP for just short of 7 years,...

I've had a KICKR SNAP for just short of 7 years, Zwift says 14,000 virtual miles on it - still going strong.

I've been kinda hoping it would die, so I could justify getting one of the newer, way...
10-13-23, 04:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,311
Posted By jpescatore

After every ride, I use a rag to wipe down the...

After every ride, I use a rag to wipe down the riding surface of my tires just to check for any gouges or metal/glass stuck in that might turn into a puncture on the next ride. I doubt anything like...
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a hard core credit card style tourer - often...

I'm a hard core credit card style tourer - often do two day/one night or three day two night road/trail rides on my Jamis Renegade what these days would be called a grave bike (with 1x SRAM...
10-10-23, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By jpescatore

I do many 60 to 100 mile rides each year on 32mm...

I do many 60 to 100 mile rides each year on 32mm tires - wider is not slower or higher rolling resistance for normal human beings.

Now, if you are going to ride at 25 mph, the aerodynamic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 04:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By jpescatore

I just put two new GP5000 tubefuls on my road...

I just put two new GP5000 tubefuls on my road bike. Another nice thing about them - with only a little bit of trickery (leaving the tires out in the sun while I cleaned/lubed chain, washed bike, took...
10-03-23, 04:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,246
Posted By jpescatore

Needed tubes: tried bike shops, Amazon won out

3pm - decide to clean/lube chain on bike and change both tires.

3:30 pm - realize none of the tubes in my stock have the 60mm stem length the wheels on this bike require. I hop in the car, was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By jpescatore

I get about 4K miles out of GP 5000s on the rear,...

I get about 4K miles out of GP 5000s on the rear, twice that on the front - and that is replacing them when I can just still see the wear dimples - usually I've gotten deep gouges or slices by then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-23, 04:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By jpescatore

Been riding 32MM 5000s on my Trek Domane for road...

Been riding 32MM 5000s on my Trek Domane for road riding for the last 10000 miles or so. Best compromise between ride and flat resistance of all I've tried over the years.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-24-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By jpescatore

I have that book and love it! I kinda hate...

I have that book and love it! I kinda hate stopping while riding, so instead of reading all the info signs along the GAP I read the more detail info in Metzger's book!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-23-23, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By jpescatore

Piecemealing the Great Allegheny Passage Trail

Back in 2021, I did a 2 day ride of the GAP. This year I had three different opportunities to be out that way with my wife and did a total of 147 miles on the GAP, though there was some duplication -...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-06-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By jpescatore

There has been a lot of different versions of the...

There has been a lot of different versions of the DC ride over the years, never done the car free version. The usual downside of DC group rides is they use paths that are heavily used by tourists and...
09-05-23, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By jpescatore

I've been using the Garmin Varia one for several...

I've been using the Garmin Varia one for several years now, I'm a big fan. As you mentioned, it does not replace my bar-end mirror or looking left when making a rea turn. It lets me ride a little...
08-24-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By jpescatore

I have old Lake shoes from 10 years ago and Sidi...

I have old Lake shoes from 10 years ago and Sidi from about 4 years ago - agree with other comments about Sidi being narrower. I went .5 size larger, about right when wearing thin biking socks, a...
08-24-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,642
Posted By jpescatore

Check out the site Bicycle Rolling Resistance -...

Check out the site Bicycle Rolling Resistance - they do great testing.

Look here (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/best-road-bike-tires#cheapest)for their "Best Low Cost Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-23, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By jpescatore

I agree with the original poster's point -...

I agree with the original poster's point - padding in gloves can reduce the vibration feel in your hands.

The two suggestions that addressed that point - gel gloves and cushier bar tape - are what...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-11-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By jpescatore

It has been many years, but I've made that ride...

It has been many years, but I've made that ride pulling my daughter in a two kid Winchester trailer, similar to today's Burley's. No problems with bridge height, trail width or barrier width. The...
08-10-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By jpescatore

I can get to my daughter's house in Vienna VA...

I can get to my daughter's house in Vienna VA from our house in Ashton MD with a 7 mile road ride and then 33 miles on various trails. Avoiding "steel bulls" is great, but running into scurries of...
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,065
Posted By jpescatore

For multi day tours (road/path/gravel, no real...

For multi day tours (road/path/gravel, no real mountain biking) credit card style (no camping/cooking) I found this set up with a small frame bag let me move away from panniers. I had to switch to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-31-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By jpescatore

I've been doing some day rides on the GAP, the...

I've been doing some day rides on the GAP, the first centered around Cedar Creek Park and last week a one way ride from Confluence to Cumberland. In September have a Deep Creek Lake trip planned,...
07-10-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By jpescatore

A few years ago I did the Seattle to Portland...

A few years ago I did the Seattle to Portland ride (I think it is this coming weekend) and I flew out and rented a bike from a Seattle bike shop who said they would deliver it to my hotel.

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By jpescatore

Many years ago I did the Cycle Aross Maryland 5...

Many years ago I did the Cycle Aross Maryland 5 day ride which was awesome, but doesn't exist any more.

My current favorite multiday ride is the Seattle to Portland ...
01-28-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,271
Posted By jpescatore

I've been using ATV for Zwift for3 years now,...

I've been using ATV for Zwift for3 years now, very solid way to go. Although, do agree the ATV remote sucks but if you use the Zwift companion app, you really don't need to use the ATV remote at all...
01-24-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,308
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2017, I made a deal with myself - lost 20...

Back in 2017, I made a deal with myself - lost 20 lbs and buy a carbon bike that would be 10 lbs lighter than my 20 year old Trek 520 steel bike. Bought a Domane and I love that bike, rally caused me...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-22-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By jpescatore

I ran across a CycleBlaze journal by a guy who...

I ran across a CycleBlaze journal by a guy who just posted his 2016 ride from VA Beach down along the Outer Banks - here (https://www.cycleblaze.com/journals/outerbanks/a-fall-reminiscence/).
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-08-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,265
Posted By jpescatore

The email didn't mention closing any stores, or...

The email didn't mention closing any stores, or any stores not being owned by Trek, so I assume the answer is all will be owned by Trek.

I once had two two touring cyclists stay with me a few...
12-10-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,625
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2012, at age 55, I had a complete...

Back in 2012, at age 55, I had a complete thickness full tear of my rotator cuff. When they did an MRI that finally figured that out the surgeons I went to said "Oooh, and there is retraction, too"...
12-06-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,771
Posted By jpescatore

I've been loving my Kuat for 3 years now, many...

I've been loving my Kuat for 3 years now, many long distance trips along with local travel.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-22-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By jpescatore

The White's Ferry Impasse

Did a short ride on the C&O Canal Towpath from Sycamore Landing to White's ferry and back, about 17 miles between mile markers 27 and 35.

Haven't done that section in a long time - it is a pretty...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-30-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By jpescatore

Definitely cool and mostly sunny for me! I...

Definitely cool and mostly sunny for me!

I uploaded the first day's ride to ReLive, so an animation of that ride is here (https://www.relive.cc/view/vAOZzWwPRyO).
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By jpescatore

Two Day GAP Tour: Pittsburgh PA to Cumberland MD

My bike and I took Amtrak from Washington DC to Pittsburgh PA, then my bike took me to Cumberland MD over 2 days. Then, my wife took the bike and me to Deep Creek Lake for a wet but fun weekend with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-25-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By jpescatore

Riding the GAP: Pittsburgh PA to Cumberland MD in 2 Days

My bike and I took Amtrak from Washington DC to Pittsburgh PA, then I rode back to Cumberland over 2 days - where my wife met me and we had a fun filled but wet weekend at Deep Creek Lake.
...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,816
Posted By jpescatore

One thing to remember on those elevation profiles...

One thing to remember on those elevation profiles is that they often (maybe always) show a sharp uphill when a trail goes through a tunnel, because the elevation of what the tunnel goes under is what...
09-30-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,147
Posted By jpescatore

It sounds like this only happens when braking on...

It sounds like this only happens when braking on a curve downhill, so only when going faster around a curve than you would go when turning on the flats and not braking?

Using the front brake on...
09-29-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 472,171
Posted By jpescatore

I replace my helmets when the thin plastic shell...

I replace my helmets when the thin plastic shell starts to deteriorate, usually lasts more than 5 years. Would replace if had an impact.

For my last helmet, about 5 years ago now, I bought into...
09-28-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,205
Posted By jpescatore

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded)...

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded) for many years but when I started touring I bought a cheap pair, mainly because the material is easy to wash and squeeze out and have it dry quickly. I...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,816
Posted By jpescatore

Great trip, great writeup. A friend who...

Great trip, great writeup.

A friend who lives in Columbus and I planned out doing Cleveland back to Columbus a few years ago but a stationary front sat over the route for a week and flooded much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By jpescatore

Some of it depends on how sensitive you are to...

Some of it depends on how sensitive you are to bike "feel" - I have a touring bike, a road bike and now a "gravel" bike (that replaced the touring bike) that have different geometries. But, by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem...

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem with my old saddle bag - ruined two pairs of expensive biking shorts.

The Topeak Aero Wedge Bob Ross showed had enough storage volume (I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By jpescatore

Ditto the above advice (especially about trying...

Ditto the above advice (especially about trying out loaner saddles) and I'd add: don't automatically equate "hard as rocks" with uncomfortable. Like mattresses, I've found over the years that well...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2019 my wife and I did a supported trip...

Back in 2019 my wife and I did a supported trip on about 130 miles of the D&L trail from Glen Summit to Washington Crossing, and then back up the NJ side to Lumberton. I created a Cycleblaze journal...
08-18-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By jpescatore

If the two day 160 mile ride means roughly two 80...

If the two day 160 mile ride means roughly two 80 days and you have been doing some 50+ mile rides, you should be fine. Think of an 80 mile ride as a 25 mile ride after a rest stop at 55 miles!
...
08-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,359
Posted By jpescatore

Not only that, but Trek also has an Emonda model...

Not only that, but Trek also has an Emonda model line!
08-16-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By jpescatore

Simpsons Biker Bar Video Clip

Obviously some serious cyclists on the Simpsons show/s writing staff very funny clip here.
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,532
Posted By jpescatore

Whether to start in the north or south would...

Whether to start in the north or south would mostly be driven by what time of year you were going to be on the road - whether you were aiming to avoid the heat in the south or cold in the north. As...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,134
Views: 689,674
Posted By jpescatore

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy...

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy did it improve the ride! Much more GAP-like - I'll take having to wipe down the bike and chain at the end of the day as the downside...

College Park...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-07-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8,134
Views: 689,674
Posted By jpescatore

Yesterday I did a few loops where I go down NH to...

Yesterday I did a few loops where I go down NH to 198, then downhlll to Firestone. Then up Firestone, through Hampshire Greens to Ednor. Then over to Alexander Manor and through that development to...
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