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Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
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: 7,958
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: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
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
06-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
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: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
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: 443
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: 7
Views: 408
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: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
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: 443
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...
05-18-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,822
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: 854
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
05-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
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...
03-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
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...
02-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,871
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...
10-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,533
Posted By autonomy

It's about the lifestlye. Look at people with...

It's about the lifestlye. Look at people with Jeeps and other such 'offroaders' who never take them off pavement, or maybe only a couple times a year?

I was riding my road bike with 28mm tires...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

For anyone planning on heading out to the...

For anyone planning on heading out to the Minuteman National Park, beware that there are many, many large trees down mostly between Bloody Angle and Brooks Village. On the west side of the boardwalk,...
09-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,533
Posted By autonomy

Absolutely, even more comfortable ever since I...

Absolutely, even more comfortable ever since I got lower-pressure 50mm tires for this kind of stuff (as opposed to high-PSI 40mm):
...
08-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,483
Posted By autonomy

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up...

Ya'll jumping to conclusions. I've never woken up feeling like I was "bonking" and I never stated I do. But if I don't eat and do a hard workout, expending half or more of my daily recommended...
08-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,582
Posted By autonomy

- So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK...

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So, I've done 165 miles on the big 50mm GK SK+s and the verdict is... I love them.
They feel slower, but at 40-50PSI I have had no trouble beating Strava records I've set on this same bike with...
08-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By autonomy

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm...

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm GK SK+ at 50PSI (on the road) on my steel adventure bike and I noticed 'sluggishness' as well, but Strava says I've had no trouble beating records...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By autonomy

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here...

Oh, boy, there's a ton of good riding around here on quiet roads (once you get away from the busier towns). My first suggestion is to check out the Strava heat map...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during...

Woke up early this morning, as I have been during this quarantine. While I did not feel a strong urge to get on the bike, the weather was really nice, and I had even less desire to spend yet another...
05-27-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,208
Posted By autonomy

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can...

My story: I bought the ADV 3.1, from what I can tell a clone of Salsa Vaya, on clearance at something like 20% off. Was super excited to pick it up from the store, it was assembled fine. Discovered...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter...

Shade St. is awesome when there's no commuter traffic cutting through.



More than just a bit, and you can continue past Spring St. That's part of Across Lexington, route H:...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's...

:thumb:, glad I was able to be helpful! That's the thing, you can do something 100 times and on the 101st find out something new. We can poke around and slowly discover all these new routes...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel...

You know, I don't qualify as 'old' but I feel like I've definitely left the 'cool' group. Regardless, I'm at a point where I'm having trouble telling age - I think they were more in the...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

I am hearing of a theory (from medical personnel,...

I am hearing of a theory (from medical personnel, no less) that the initial panic has subsided and people have become desensitized and more complacent. I, too, noticed an uptick in traffic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,410
Posted By autonomy

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my...

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my first thought is "Cool, that person must be going on a VERY LONG ride!". Point being, people do it, if it works for you, go for it! I have gone on...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming...

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming from a person who was wearing a mask to the store back at the end of March. But I guess it's also the reason why I've been staying away from the...
04-27-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,025
Posted By autonomy

Well, this thread is now on its merry way! ...

Well, this thread is now on its merry way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTaIvrhT7OE
04-23-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 3,539,078
Posted By autonomy

Gnarly setup! Do you know how wide those tires...

Gnarly setup! Do you know how wide those tires actually measure? Looking at the 29x2.1 version here but thinking the knobs will be too big at the front, and then I might go with the slicker Terreno...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

30 miles this past Sunday on the less-traveled...

30 miles this past Sunday on the less-traveled (by us) roads, west through Lincoln, then south on Tower Rd to Weston, turning north on 126 to Concord, Monument St, and back on 225. Some excellent...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,031
Posted By autonomy

If only the Ford on the right. The Subaru...

If only the Ford on the right. The Subaru Forester is a 25K+ car these days. But when you have 'artisanal' bikes at 5K+, that doesn't look so bad.
Sitting in cars likely reduces any aerosolized...
Forum: Northeast
03-31-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

That's the most crowded I've ever seen this...

That's the most crowded I've ever seen this trail... there was some increase use pre-marathon, but nothing like these days!


Surprised no one has put a mask on him yet :)

Between family rides...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By autonomy

It will be, but of course from the other...

It will be, but of course from the other direction!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,902
Posted By autonomy

I like gravel. I don't ride a lot of it, but I...

I like gravel. I don't ride a lot of it, but I have done my share, from unpaved roads in VT on 28mm tires, to rooty singletrack on 40mm tires. I find that a bike/tires will easily exceed most...
02-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,615
Posted By autonomy

Except you just contradicted your first statement...

Except you just contradicted your first statement by saying things like "family responsibilities" and "shuttling kids to activities".



100% agreed, OP. If you are a busy person with kids, it's...
02-12-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,316
Posted By autonomy

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

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01-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By autonomy

From what I've seen online I think bikepacking...

From what I've seen online I think bikepacking bags are a bit of a fad because they're trendy right now and come associated with a free, unencumbered spirit of adventure. Touring panniers are too old...
Forum: Northeast
01-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,958
Posted By autonomy

You're right about this place being less known....

You're right about this place being less known. I've been out there multiple times (my wife REALLY dislikes the bunkers, thinks they're creepy) and it's always like being there by yourself. I believe...
12-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By autonomy

See if you can dig up some info on...

See if you can dig up some info on BackpackingLight, lots of geeky, knowledgeable folks. There's even one user (Richard Nisley, I think) who tests clothing for warmth/oz and breathability/water vapor...
12-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By autonomy

I don't think you understand how social networks...

I don't think you understand how social networks work, and Strava is a social network.
11-06-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,243
Posted By autonomy

I'll supply the snark. Is it really that...

I'll supply the snark. Is it really that difficult to come to terms with an idea that some people might have a need for a modern-material rough-terrain wheelbarrow?...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,736
Posted By autonomy

I'll echo others in saying that I don't...

I'll echo others in saying that I don't understand your desire for thru-axles. While I have never used one, I also never had any problems with QR skewers and I use disk brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,589
Posted By autonomy

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike?...

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike? :foo:
Forum: Northeast
09-18-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,390
Views: 1,114,862
Posted By autonomy

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but...

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but all they'll ever do is "keep the honest people honest". There is way more that needs to be done to educate everyone to be courteous.

I try to refrain...
09-09-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,058
Posted By autonomy

I like descriptive names Stroller Slalom...

I like descriptive names

Stroller Slalom (https://www.strava.com/segments/1139021) - local MUP, very true, THE busiest stroller and dog section on the whole thing
Outrunning the M*******s...
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,209
Posted By autonomy

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a...

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a local law that states that a cyclist is not allowed to dismount in a crosswalk on a MUP? I just can't see that happening. What if were simply walking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 387,106
Posted By autonomy

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow. ...

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20190825_071300_45ff93d20a57231d284cedc1578a68adbb8ac376.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By autonomy

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/20190825_071202_3dcc7e171d0d54bcda24811ca7066b65c778b0ee.jpg
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