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07-23-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Steve B.

And note that the pandemic has seen a huge...

And note that the pandemic has seen a huge increase in people taking up biking, the result being that currently, if you find something you desire, it may take 8 or more months for a shop to get it. ...
07-23-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 409
Posted By Steve B.

Triples get you the gear range on older touring...

Triples get you the gear range on older touring bikes, maybe with bar con shifters and with older 9 or 10 spd cassettes. You can get the same range with a double and 11 spd. Systems these days, just...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 239,743
Posted By Steve B.

I mean come on folks, we are all experienced...

I mean come on folks, we are all experienced cyclists. We know we need to back down both time in the heat as well as tempo when its very humid and hot. Nk brainer and I for one look for any excuse...
07-23-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Steve B.

Get a gravel bike that comes with gravel semi...

Get a gravel bike that comes with gravel semi knobbies. Panaracer Gravel Kings are my current favorite tire. They typically roll pretty well on pavement. Trouble is theres very little inventory...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
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: 23
Views: 569
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...
07-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Steve B.

Theres zero info. in the link indicates he was in...

Theres zero info. in the link indicates he was in a bike lane or why this happened. Do you have other info. about this ?
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 407
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: 1,071
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: 254,185
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: 254,185
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...
07-21-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Steve B.

My thought as well. And there is a work-around

My thought as well. And there is a work-around
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Steve B.

There's also a River Rd. goes north out of...

There's also a River Rd. goes north out of Piermont to Nyack. On Google maps once it passes under the I87 overpass it becomes Piermont Ave. If you follow that i to Nyack, make a left on Clinton...
07-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Steve B.

I went looking to see if the error existed in...

I went looking to see if the error existed in OSM. It didnt. Thus nothing to fix. When I checked this today in RWGPS, there was no issue. When I try this tonight in HH I discover that if I zoom...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Steve B.

Or take the gravel rail trail north from...

Or take the gravel rail trail north from Piermont, it intersects Ash street up the hill in Piermont. It's a few miles on a straight and easy gravel path, doable on 23mm road tires, leads right onto...
07-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Steve B.

NJ has this correct. One issue is that...

NJ has this correct.

One issue is that there's no commercial incentive to keep the free on-line OSM maps up to date, thus what we use on a smartphone or GPS cycling device sometimes has errors...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 239,743
Posted By Steve B.

South of the Southern State is Massapequa Nature...

South of the Southern State is Massapequa Nature Preserve, Nassau County. North is State, DOT. Till BP then BP state park, then north of that is state park - Trailview SP.

Nobody understood why...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 239,743
Posted By Steve B.

I went out early enough that it was still very...

I went out early enough that it was still very cloudy and didnt heat up. I'm hating the humidity and have backed down my distance and effort level
07-18-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Steve B.

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

Agreed, like their prices much more. Jerseys for $120 at Voler are expensive.
07-18-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 643
Posted By Steve B.

1X is very nice on a mt. bike when you ride...

1X is very nice on a mt. bike when you ride trails with a lot of closely spaced up and downs, where you are shifting a lot. You don't spend time thinking about the need to shift the front and the...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

As I looked at this, I'm wondering is this an...

As I looked at this, I'm wondering is this an actual completed trail ?. Hard to tell from the website, looks like a trail in progress.
07-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By Steve B.

Theres a plethora of $15 Garmin out front mounts...

Theres a plethora of $15 Garmin out front mounts available on Amazon. Velo Endeavors is one I've had luck with.
07-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,185
Posted By Steve B.

Like

Like
07-15-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Steve B.

This Its frequently said. You could...

This

Its frequently said.

You could make everybody switch bikes one day and nothing would change.
07-15-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,185
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: 656
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: 700
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: 3,112
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Steve B.

Cant say about value. Its old, maybe late 80's...

Cant say about value. Its old, maybe late 80's judging by the 7 speed. You're kind of describing as being in great condition, so maybe worth it. Issue is you might not be able to find a new...
07-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
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: 1,367
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By Steve B.

FWIW, I commute my 27 (or 18) on either a...

FWIW, I commute my 27 (or 18) on either a fasti'ish road bike, with no rear rack or panniers, or a touring bike with a rack and panniers. The panniers if I didn't leave clothing at work and need to...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
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...
07-12-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 529
Posted By Steve B.

No

No
07-12-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By Steve B.

What are you talking about ?. First answer the...

What are you talking about ?. First answer the question as to where to find a $100 Garmin. 2) What apps, on a smartphone ?, record and track and syncs to Garmin ? Never seen that. Perhaps an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Steve B.

I should have asked this right off. Are you...

I should have asked this right off. Are you talking about an inability to shift to the 2 smallest cogs WHILE IN THE SMALL CHAINRING ?. If so, thats normal Shimano. Di2 normally locks out those 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By Steve B.

Do not rely on the device to develop the...

Do not rely on the device to develop the navigable routes you want to ride, they suck at it. Most folks use an online program like Garmin Connect, Strava, RideWithGPS, Kamoots, to create a...
07-11-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Steve B.

I'm not ware of any of the upper tier GPS devices...

I'm not ware of any of the upper tier GPS devices that track specific bike activities in the device. Garmin uses Activity Profiles and you can name them as per the bike (Road, Gravel, Mountain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Steve B.

Moves the entire cassette outboard. Even with...

Moves the entire cassette outboard. Even with the high limit screw wide open, the detailer won't position under the smallest cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Steve B.

Good idea, that would certainly do it.

Good idea, that would certainly do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,401
Posted By Steve B.

The easiest method to get a RWGPS navigable route...

The easiest method to get a RWGPS navigable route to a Garmin 520/530/820 (tel:520/530/820)/830/1000/1030/1030 Plus, is to install a Garmin iQ app for RWGPS directly onto the device (Garmin iQ...
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: 2,815
Views: 239,743
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...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By Steve B.

Nice info., good to know, Thx

Nice info., good to know, Thx
Forum: Introductions
07-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Steve B.

Welcome. If looking for local routes to...

Welcome.

If looking for local routes to ride, go to Ride With GPS, use Find, search in the area you live in, change the distance to 5 or 10 miles and set the activity to Cycling. You will see...
07-09-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve B.

Cavendish is in good form this year so is able to...

Cavendish is in good form this year so is able to beat other sprinters. But its a crapshoot as to the setup for the finish and a lot of things need to go right for the team to get him into position...
07-09-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By Steve B.

Wahoo does not have a site like Garmin Connect....

Wahoo does not have a site like Garmin Connect. They are well integrated with RideWithGPS and I used that when I had a Bolt and currently. They have a free subscription, but I find it's worth paying...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,428
Posted By Steve B.

Post a comment in the Touring forum, I know this...

Post a comment in the Touring forum, I know this subject just came up a few weeks ago about camping for a rider coming from NJ onto Long Island.
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,428
Posted By Steve B.

Talk about a Necro post, the OP question and...

Talk about a Necro post, the OP question and every reply was in 2011. Doubt they are listening.
07-09-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, the Garmin iQ site doesn't make it easy to...

Yeah, the Garmin iQ site doesn't make it easy to find. The app is called RouteCourse.
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