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09-28-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4,636
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Posted By indyfabz

When I camped in Franklin during a 2014 tour I...

When I camped in Franklin during a 2014 tour I was having my morning coffee when two squabbling eagles landed for a bit in a tree right near me.

The really cool thing this year was the owl that...
09-28-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By indyfabz

As noted above, we don’t know what “this” is. ...

As noted above, we don’t know what “this” is.

Personally, I developed atrial flutter a couple of years ago. I had to undergo what is called a cardioversion. They put me under general anesthesia...
09-27-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

I understand that you convey that you don’t...

I understand that you convey that you don’t understand.

Again, go ahead with your plan. Until you do and provide proof, you’re obviously trolling and have nothing of value to add. You can’t even...
09-27-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

I’ve ridden a couple of my own bikes with...

I’ve ridden a couple of my own bikes with mis-matched wheels due to warranty claims or LBS repairs.

One time I broke a spoke while riding a train to the start of a charity event. Got off the...
09-27-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Who are “they”? And do “they” steal just a bike?

Who are “they”? And do “they” steal just a bike?
Forum: Northeast
09-27-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By indyfabz

So THAT's why it it just ends abruptly, seemingly...

So THAT's why it it just ends abruptly, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Thanks.
Forum: Northeast
09-27-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By indyfabz

I agree with the above about south of New Paltz....

I agree with the above about south of New Paltz. I rode it in 2018 during a tour from northern Vermont home to Philly. Adventure Cycling's Atlantic Coast Route used to use the roads (e.g.,...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By indyfabz

Another Philly boy in da house! Take a drive...

Another Philly boy in da house!

Take a drive up to Jim Thorpe and do the Lehigh Gorge Trail north towards White Haven. (Not sure you can get all the way into White Haven at the moment because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

Way back in '91 I went on a party fishing boat...

Way back in '91 I went on a party fishing boat out of Wildwood, NJ with some friends. It stormed heavily during the 90 min. drive there, but it was supposed to stop before we wnet out at 8 a.m. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

Now that I have tried to remember it more, I...

Now that I have tried to remember it more, I think the people behind me were giving me heat. I had to explain to them that it wasn't me causing the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

Ugh. A few times someone came on a Thursday...

Ugh. A few times someone came on a Thursday evening training ride I used to to do decades ago. You described riding style perfectly. Pedal until she got close to the wheel in front than coast until...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 645
Posted By indyfabz

You are not alone in the universe. Then I read...

You are not alone in the universe. Then I read another post that mentioned seat stay. At first I was like "Why is dude talking about thin seat stays?" Then I went back and looked at the photo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 645
Posted By indyfabz

Thanks. I am now slightly less ignorant of the...

Thanks. I am now slightly less ignorant of the entire process.

What happens after the pieces are put into the mold, if you wouldn't mind?
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By indyfabz

Not unlike auto manufacturers. I bought my 2017...

Not unlike auto manufacturers. I bought my 2017 Subaru Forester in mid-June of 2016. Had no idea that is how it works. Assumed the 2017s would not become available until mid-fall of 2016. Last...
09-27-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Who did that? I am not "offended" by the idea. I...

Who did that? I am not "offended" by the idea. I simply think it's dumb because it offers nothing. It is certainly not worth 4 pages of thread.

Indeed, if you think the idea has merit why even...
09-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

I don't you understand how the mind of your...

I don't you understand how the mind of your average bike thief works. You also portray yourself as someone who fears there is a thief lurking behind every lamp post.

That aside, imma keep doin'...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 795
Posted By indyfabz

Might have something to do with it, but there are...

Might have something to do with it, but there are only 5 bike spots on each daily train, and they are often booked well ahead of time during popular months. Also, the westbound schedule is not...
09-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,259
Posted By indyfabz

Well...I almost completed Vienna, OH to Philly. ...

Well...I almost completed Vienna, OH to Philly. In Frenchtown, NJ, after 6 of the 66 miles on the final day of the trip, I decided to raise the seat a bit. Applied too much torque while tightening...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By indyfabz

This is what the website says now: "This...

This is what the website says now:

"This product is no longer available online, but it could be in stock at your local Trek shop! Check in-store availability below."
09-27-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 7,882
Posted By indyfabz

Viewed one way, a circular paceline is nothing...

Viewed one way, a circular paceline is nothing but a constant passing on the right formation.
09-27-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Guess I am a rebel because I break most of those...

Guess I am a rebel because I break most of those rules. Replacement value of my commuter/tourer with Nitto Big front and rear racks is north of $2,000. I use one U lock for the front wheel and frame...
09-27-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

0 and 0. In fact, the only place I have had...

0 and 0.

In fact, the only place I have had a bike stolen is from inside my house while I was home and awake.
09-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,636
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Posted By indyfabz

I was just there on the Friday after Labor Day....

I was just there on the Friday after Labor Day. Started my tour in Vienna, OH. Rode to Franklin and camped along the ART. Rode the trail the next morning and continued on to Shippenville.

Stopped...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 795
Posted By indyfabz

Trails like the GAP, Mickelson, Olympian and...

Trails like the GAP, Mickelson, Olympian and NorPac will likely make you think differently about all trails.

...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

That, and increased riding distance, will...

That, and increased riding distance, will probably make it much easier to fall asleep when you are ready.
09-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,130
Posted By indyfabz

Or simply not pay to ride on roads open to the...

Or simply not pay to ride on roads open to the public anyway.
09-26-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 7,882
Posted By indyfabz

80% of statistics are made up.

80% of statistics are made up.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

A flask of bourbon can help.

A flask of bourbon can help.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

Thanks. The confirms my recollection. You stayed...

Thanks. The confirms my recollection. You stayed on U.S. beyond Plainfield and got on the old rail bed further east. That must have been when I started seeing signs for the VT trail. You are...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. The first time I camped at a primitive...

Heh. The first time I camped at a primitive campsite was when I camped alone at the joint USFS/Adventure Cycling site a few miles up the west slope of Togwotee Pass in Wyoming. Up until that time I...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

I don't have an account, but I have still been...

I don't have an account, but I have still been able to look at Strava links. Thanks.
09-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. I have told this story before...Several...

Yep.

I have told this story before...Several years ago I locked my Surly LHT fitted with over $400 worth of racks to a bike rack outside an large indoor public market. Used a Kryptonite U-lock...
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

So it looks like you did get on the trail at...

So it looks like you did get on the trail at Plainfield. The early miles of that thing were a mess, thanks in part due to sustained rain the day before. Later on there is a spur that takes you down...
09-26-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Occam's razor. Maybe actually didn't put the...

Occam's razor. Maybe actually didn't put the lock around the top tube. An ex-GF did that with a relatively cheap fixie.

Even if the bike were locked correctly, how many people get struck my...
09-26-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 718,249
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sunrise during my recent tour.
09-26-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x225/3c3f99b1_db0d_41e1_9bce_119e3f83c419_e071d9c56440b1cc6c1b468c1f1f0e1ec2ed1ea8.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

Two on Saturday. Three on Sunday. This...

Two on Saturday.

Three on Sunday.

This today:

Wordle 464 3/6

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09-26-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By indyfabz

I see a red bike and I want to paint it black. No...

I see a red bike and I want to paint it black. No colors anymore. I want them to turn black.
09-26-22, 03:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

I’ve been locking up bikes outside in...

I’ve been locking up bikes outside in Philadelphia for decades. And they have not been beaters. Guess how many have been stolen?

Guess how many times my touring bike has been stolen while I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

The 🦅 🦅 look for realz.

The 🦅 🦅 look for realz.
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,979
Posted By indyfabz

One option is to ask people in campgrounds for...

One option is to ask people in campgrounds for white gas, or if you have the carrying capacity to look for a store or outfitter that will sell you a quart or a lesser quantity. Last year I stopped in...
09-25-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

Now that I think about it, there was another...

Now that I think about it, there was another thread some time ago where someone suggested the possibility that someone would saw through a frame to steal a bike for its components. Seemed like an...
09-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,556
Posted By indyfabz

If your bike were nice looking you would not be...

If your bike were nice looking you would not be considering defiling it. Here’s a suggestion: Ride it and use situational awareness.
09-25-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,130
Posted By indyfabz

If you rode a DF bike you did everything wrong.

If you rode a DF bike you did everything wrong.
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. The first night of my first ever tour...

Heh. The first night of my first ever tour (across the U.S. using ACA's Northern Tier route) we camped at Kitsap Memorial Park in WA. It was my first night ever camping. It was freezing in later...
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 762
Posted By indyfabz

Did you ride through the Groton State Forest on...

Did you ride through the Groton State Forest on the trail? Back in June I got on a trail at its western end in Plainfield on my way to Stillwater State Park on Groton Lake. I am pretty sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 84,067
Posted By indyfabz

The hawk was out this morning while I was waiting...

The hawk was out this morning while I was waiting for the bus—both literally and figuratively.

...
09-23-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By indyfabz

While on foot I have yelled at drivers to "Slow...

While on foot I have yelled at drivers to "Slow down!". (There are a lot of children in my 'hood.) Must be a Philly thing.
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 795
Posted By indyfabz

For one thing, you are not going to get great...

For one thing, you are not going to get great descents (and views from up high) riding trails. That coasting affords recovery time. One of the more difficult club rides I used to lead was a 64 mile...
09-23-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,528
Posted By indyfabz

See post 536. And I am starting to smell a...

See post 536.

And I am starting to smell a sock.
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