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Forum: Northeast
08-17-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By autonomy

Wait, you didn't know about OSM? It's open-source...

Wait, you didn't know about OSM? It's open-source mapping, anyone can add/modify things. I've been adding/improving trails for a while! It can be hit-or-miss in terms of actual access (overgrown,...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By autonomy

I always wondered about those trails, and the...

I always wondered about those trails, and the unpaved, unnamed roads on the other side of 'the highway'

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/41.9516/-70.0167

Lots you can learn from scouting...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By autonomy

OB to Lighthouse Beach would be a much shorter...

OB to Lighthouse Beach would be a much shorter ride and more pleasant ;)
08-09-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By autonomy

FWIW, the rear wheel of the bike in the original...

FWIW, the rear wheel of the bike in the original pic says "lucky one" in Russian. You can also see a GoPro near the rear axle.
Forum: Northeast
08-09-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By autonomy

Hehehe, the mad scramble to the other port is...

Hehehe, the mad scramble to the other port is very familiar to me! First time ever wife and I did take the shuttle, but never after that. It was as much of a confusing mess as getting on the ferry...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By autonomy

:eek: That's my problem with riding on the Cape...

:eek:
That's my problem with riding on the Cape or The Islands - it's great if you hit it during a good time, like a lazy September weekend or an early summer Sunday. There are limited ways to get...
Forum: Touring
08-03-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By autonomy

My workflow, which may or may not work for you...

My workflow, which may or may not work for you (and isn't 100% foolproof either):
Create route (RWGPS, Strava, or whatever) on computer -> upload GPX to Google Drive -> download GPX on phone -> move...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By autonomy

Also these: ...

Also these:
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/riding-into-the-sunset/Content?oid=2137896
https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-vermont/
Forum: Northeast
08-02-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By autonomy

The most I've done was this 50-miler: ...

The most I've done was this 50-miler:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1224x727/vineyard_circumnav_c658ae3e6acf346e6bee9717f6da08379b344942.png
I am of the opinion that...
07-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By autonomy

First of all, prices are set differently for...

First of all, prices are set differently for different parts of the world.
Something could be $100USD in US, $120USD in Canada, $85USD in Australia, etc. For examples, I hear you can buy certain...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 250,167
Posted By autonomy

My best find ever thanks to a pothole-ridden...

My best find ever thanks to a pothole-ridden highway overpass!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/756x1008/20210704_194825_2_8944e0799716b6361973ace190daa57809992b76.jpg ...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,482
Views: 1,140,400
Posted By autonomy

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the...

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the chainstay :lol:



Pretty sure they have - I didn't try going in, but the locks were 'green'.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,268
Posted By autonomy

Gah, it's a bad year for ticks. Stay safe!

Gah, it's a bad year for ticks. Stay safe!
Forum: Northeast
07-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,482
Views: 1,140,400
Posted By autonomy

Every couple of years I get the urge to ride...

Every couple of years I get the urge to ride Estabrook Rd and as soon as I get on it remember why I think it should be called Estabrook Trail; the rockiness of it quenches the urge for another couple...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By autonomy

How fit is your 10yo? There's going to be a heck...

How fit is your 10yo? There's going to be a heck of a climb or two, as I'm sure you know. I plotted 3 quick routes in Komoot and Garmin Connect (using popularity for road and for gravel/unpaved) and...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By autonomy

Just learned about the Vermont Super 8 via Ted...

Just learned about the Vermont Super 8 via Ted King https://www.vermontbikepackers.org/
Forum: Northeast
06-09-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By autonomy

Are you familiar with cycling heat maps? They are...

Are you familiar with cycling heat maps? They are a good source for seeing where people ride, although it doesn't tell you things like which bike, speed, direction, or time of day. This is useful if...
06-08-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,847
Posted By autonomy

It's very creepy and big tech has been getting...

It's very creepy and big tech has been getting much better at it. Do a search on Google for anything that can be sold to you (like a product or a service). Then go on Instagram and see what kinds of...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By autonomy

Strava used to have free route planning but they...

Strava used to have free route planning but they made it subscriber-only. You can still use RideWithGPS to route-plan based on destinations. What it will do is use road popularity, it just won't show...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By autonomy

As you've discovered, there are a lot of great...

As you've discovered, there are a lot of great rural-ish roads in the western suburbs - which is what I'm most familiar with. Are you familiar with the Strava Heat Map?...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By autonomy

Never heard of this, BUT, in theory, nothing is...

Never heard of this, BUT, in theory, nothing is supposed to obscure your license plate, even those plastic dealer frames which quite often block either part of the state name at the top or the...
05-28-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,074
Posted By autonomy

There is too little information to go on to...

There is too little information to go on to troubleshoot this over the web. OP, you didn't even say where the mis-shift happens, at the front or rear derailleur? If at the front, why are you trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,117
Posted By autonomy

Same here. 40mi D2R2 Green River route on 28mm -...

Same here. 40mi D2R2 Green River route on 28mm - most of it looked like that. Just don't overcook in the turns and watch out for deep sand.



Correct, one should use the right tool for the job....
Forum: Northeast
05-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By autonomy

One more thread on Cape biking I ran across, with...

One more thread on Cape biking I ran across, with pictures/videos: https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1184419-cape-cod-fall-biking.html
There's probably more in the forum if you do a search.
Forum: Northeast
05-24-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By autonomy

You're correct about the National Seashore,...

You're correct about the National Seashore, https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/biking-at-cape-cod-national-seashore.htm Bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails or on beaches.
Some more...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,482
Views: 1,140,400
Posted By autonomy

One of my favorite trail/gravel loops these days...

One of my favorite trail/gravel loops these days is the triple-trail: Narrow Gauge, Reformatory Branch, Battle Road. They're all well-packed down and I typically do them on 40mm MSO XPlor but it's...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By autonomy

I'm going to link to an overview from TrailForks:...

I'm going to link to an overview from TrailForks: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/map/?nearby=1&activitytype=1&z=11.4&lat=41.70975&lon=-70.04944

You've got the Old Colony RT...
05-20-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By autonomy

Ah, if you can describe it as 'dry, loose,...

Ah, if you can describe it as 'dry, loose, slippery, powdery ashes' then that is a different beast from 'gravel covered with a bit of sand'. What I would do is bring the widest tire my bike could fit...
05-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By autonomy

Ehh, how sandy are we talking? If it's sandy...

Ehh, how sandy are we talking? If it's sandy enough to sink in, then 32mm will be a pain even with a tread. You'd want a wide contact patch for that; it's more about bike control than grip at that...
05-18-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,399
Posted By autonomy

Why are there so many threads about cheap/light...

Why are there so many threads about cheap/light bikes around here this spring? Are people salty that good bikes are still sold out in many places? On the other hand, I am somewhat amused by the irony...
05-13-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By autonomy

Quality thread! All 'em rich folks showing off...

Quality thread! All 'em rich folks showing off their wealth riding their $500+ bikes... smh
05-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,270
Posted By autonomy

Maybe NOW we can have a good flame war! :)

Maybe NOW we can have a good flame war! :)
05-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,270
Posted By autonomy

Lovely post. Just curious, do you have any issues...

Lovely post. Just curious, do you have any issues with people who play 0 sports but wear football and baseball attire like jerseys and caps?

Also, TDF-type cyclists are old and tired, the new...
05-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,631
Posted By autonomy

50mm GK+ were a pain to mount the first time, but...

50mm GK+ were a pain to mount the first time, but dish soap helped. They weren't as much of a pain to take off as they stretched a bit.
05-03-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,414
Posted By autonomy

Don't know if my anecdotes are worth anything to...

Don't know if my anecdotes are worth anything to you, but I've seen coyotes twice, both earlyish in the morning:
- in a meadow on an winter 'hike' in a park in the local suburb - two coyotes about...
04-14-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,399
Posted By autonomy

This was the same experience over here. Daughter...

This was the same experience over here. Daughter wasn't all that interested in the little bike when we got it for her. Slowly, she grew into it and started going fast. Eventually, she asked to take...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By autonomy

This is, unfortunately, the correct answer. And...

This is, unfortunately, the correct answer. And do you plan to be using this on a computer or on a mobile device only?

A while back I had to plan an impromptu route on a mobile device - I tried...
03-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By autonomy

Second that. I have a long-sleeve that looks very...

Second that. I have a long-sleeve that looks very 'normal' and has two deep pockets. However, I find that whenever I go for a ride casual enough to warrant the use of that shirt, I end up bringing...
03-19-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By autonomy

And add heavy panniers.

And add heavy panniers.
02-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,399
Posted By autonomy

When my daughter was 2.5ish-4, we would haul her...

When my daughter was 2.5ish-4, we would haul her kick scooter with us. Much better than even a travel stroller, she could roll around town without getting too tired, and when she did she would just...
02-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By autonomy

I'm not a gearing expert, but not sure there's...

I'm not a gearing expert, but not sure there's such a thing as 'appropriate kids gear range' - sounds like Woom thinks theirs is appropriate, but your kids are just too athletic?
From Frog's website...
02-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 56,343
Posted By autonomy

The OP's kids are 21 at this point :roflmao: ...

The OP's kids are 21 at this point :roflmao:

However, if you assume that other people are going to stumble on this topic in this day and age, kids bikes are heavy because manufacturers use cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,884
Posted By autonomy

Another 'Dale checking in. ...

Another 'Dale checking in.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/kanc_pass_b784cfd4ef2d8edab90a8af25262ed285ede71a7.jpg

My other bike is a steelie :P
12-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,753
Posted By autonomy

This thread is useless without selfies!

This thread is useless without selfies!
12-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,276
Posted By autonomy

The problem was that your tires had nothing to...

The problem was that your tires had nothing to push against (hardpack under the gravel) and were sinking into the gravel. Same idea as fatbikes on sand or snow - you gotta float over it. Knobs...
Forum: Northeast
11-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By autonomy

Ah, congratulations on hitting some of the...

Ah, congratulations on hitting some of the notorious roads/climbs of D2R2. I thought the climb northward after Bardwells Ferry Bridge (awesome place) was finally going to be the place where my wife...
11-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,699
Posted By autonomy

Perfect advice, not much more to add except maybe...

Perfect advice, not much more to add except maybe that the worst thing short-term (months) would be your chain rusts and seizes. Eventually, all other metal parts, even rust-resistant bolts will...
11-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By autonomy

I second this. If your lifestyle allows you to...

I second this. If your lifestyle allows you to own a Giulia, you can store this for a few more years (assuming SWMBO allows). It may not be a flashy one, but when the time comes and you can hand it...
11-17-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By autonomy

That's a great point - both Maine and NH DOTs...

That's a great point - both Maine and NH DOTs have lists of curated cycling routes (or tours, in ME's case). I have done 3 of NH's official routes and they're pretty good.

VT does have lots of...
10-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,389
Posted By autonomy

Here it's Every person operating a motor...

Here it's
Every person operating a motor vehicle shall bring the vehicle and the motor propelling it immediately to a stop when approaching a cow, horse or other draft animal being led, ridden or...
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