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12-05-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 311
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Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead...

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead fingers.
11-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Steve B.

I have intermittent cell service in my living...

I have intermittent cell service in my living room, a town of 40,000 in a county with millions.
11-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When I hiked from Cascade Pass to Stehekin I...

When I hiked from Cascade Pass to Stehekin I didn't see another human for two full days. Saw the most incredible sunset of my life though.
11-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By unterhausen

I can go less than 10 miles from home and be out...

I can go less than 10 miles from home and be out of cell range. A majority of the good riding around here is out of cell range. I think people don't recognize how often they are out of cell range...
11-18-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Clearly, you have no clue.

Clearly, you have no clue.
11-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Seattle Forrest

OP asked for info he needs. A completely...

OP asked for info he needs. A completely unrelated rant isn't helpful to him or anybody else. You're being rude.
11-18-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Steve B.

People go alone all the time, with no issues and...

People go alone all the time, with no issues and it doesn't take much exploring to be in a no cell area. I'm one of them and I realized the risk and got an InReach to help minimize that risk. The...
11-18-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By wannabe_me

Specialized ANGi does not track without cell...

Specialized ANGi does not track without cell service. But it does notify ICE contacts if you crash and they can see your location. Also if you lose service they can see your last known location....
11-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Steve B.

Inreach lets you pre-program a bunch of messages,...

Inreach lets you pre-program a bunch of messages, you can then pick from the list, "I am at todays expected destination, all is well". Etc.,,,, saves a lot of annoying typing on the small screen...
11-17-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By unterhausen

I had a medical (almost) emergency last summer. ...

I had a medical (almost) emergency last summer. No traffic, no cell, nothing. I was slowly pushing my bike up a mountain. I was debating pushing the sos button, but decided against it and one of my...
11-17-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Maybe you shouldn't be throwing the word "dumb"...

Maybe you shouldn't be throwing the word "dumb" around, considering. Just saying.
11-17-22, 09:24 AM
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Views: 727
Posted By rlmalisz

Aside from InReach and Spot, there's also Zoleo. ...

Aside from InReach and Spot, there's also Zoleo. No annual fee, but if you "park" the device, there's a $4/month fee in lieu of the monthly sub. Works well, we've been very happy with ours. REI...
11-17-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I clip mine onto my vest using the carabiner clip...

I clip mine onto my vest using the carabiner clip that came with it. The units antenna should not be buried in a pocket
11-17-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I really like the text feature of the Garmin...

I really like the text feature of the Garmin InReach Mini, especially since I can use Bluetooth to pair it to my phone. This makes typing up a message much easier. My standard protocol with my...
11-16-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By unterhausen

I forgot the iphone was like that. But a spot...

I forgot the iphone was like that. But a spot isn't as expensive. The big advantage of the inreach is you can text. Spot has some devices like that now, but I have the one that will send 3 different...
11-16-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Be aware this is an area of technology that is...

Be aware this is an area of technology that is changing rapidly. If you prioritize having this now, you don't have much choice besides the devices mentioned above. If you're the kind of person who...
11-16-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Steve B.

Not just the $14 or so monthly fee for the...

Not just the $14 or so monthly fee for the tracking and system service, Garmin also charges $35 per year for the account. You can suspend the $15 tracking service but they will hit you up for the...
11-16-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Both the inReach and SPOT work through the...

Both the inReach and SPOT work through the Iridium satellite constellation and do not require cellular coverage. But they have a monthly fee.
11-16-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have been using the SPOT locator for a long...

I have been using the SPOT locator for a long time and find it works well. Solo hiking and long-distance self-supported cycling trips provide peace of mind for myself and my family.
11-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my...

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my husband can find my body if I go missing on my hikes and bike rides. It is a satellite communicator and it sends a signal every 10 minutes. My husband can...
Forum: Southeast
09-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By datlas

I realized I never posted mine from this past...

I realized I never posted mine from this past spring. Better late than never:


...
07-24-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By veganbikes

Just remember kids you aren't fat your...

Just remember kids you aren't fat your aerodynamic like a Zipp wheel!
07-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rydabent

It pretty much sums up that weird attitude of...

It pretty much sums up that weird attitude of "real cyclist"!!!!
07-23-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By BTinNYC

Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Southeast
06-21-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By datlas

Kudos. Agree cyclists riding in this area...

Kudos.

Agree cyclists riding in this area really need to plan for water. The bathroom sink at the ranger station a couple miles before the summit is probably your best bet.
Forum: Southeast
06-17-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By sarhog

It was closed on May 15th, FWIW

It was closed on May 15th, FWIW
Forum: Southeast
06-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By DoggettDude

There is a convenience store at the summit, by...

There is a convenience store at the summit, by the start of the path to the observation deck. It's been open every time I've been there. They sell soda and snacks and (I think) bottled water.
Forum: Southeast
06-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By sarhog

I rode that route May 15th, and there was no...

I rode that route May 15th, and there was no water available at the Craggy Gardens visitor center. It was closed, and restrooms were locked. The only water was from the sink at the Mt Mitchell...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By datlas

I believe so.

I believe so.
Forum: Southeast
04-19-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By datlas

Bumping this thread..... I am an avid road...

Bumping this thread.....

I am an avid road cyclist, I love to climb hills, and will be in Asheville in 2 weeks (early May 2022). I certainly want to ride up to the top of Mt Mitchell.

Here is a...
02-25-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...back when I started out using KMC chains,...

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...back when I started out using KMC chains, I was buying "Z" designated chains, because a little cheaper, and worked well on 5-8 cog setups. The "X" model designation originally referred to a...
02-25-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By Troul

The SL must indicate Slightly Lighter? :D

The SL must indicate Slightly Lighter?

:D
02-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By prj71

Actually some of their chains are heavier than...

Actually some of their chains are heavier than their others. Chains with "SL" in the model name are lighter than non-SL chains.
02-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By sdmc530

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of...

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of the value they have IMO. I get them on Ebay from a shop called "trail this" been using them for years, great prices, faster delivery and never worry...
02-25-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By HillRider

I've found Amazon's descriptions of various bike...

I've found Amazon's descriptions of various bike components to be inconsistent and often wrong so don't be surprised if the two cassettes are really the same.

As to KMC chains, about two years...
02-25-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By Troul

Figuring out how to repair something is pretty...

Figuring out how to repair something is pretty much straightforward for a mechanic, but to figure out which product is compatible based on a label, that is not something I'd expect a mechanic to be...
02-24-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By SurferRosa

This.

This.
02-24-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By soyabean

When in doubt, buy the "more expensive" one. ...

When in doubt, buy the "more expensive" one.

Chains usually differ with different platings, they say for "corrosion resistance".

It's not like one chain will be heavier than another, or steal...
02-24-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By 70sSanO

My understanding is that KMC dropped the .93 and...

My understanding is that KMC dropped the .93 and the X9 is the same as the X9.93. I have used both and they seem the same.

Can’t tell you about the X9.73 (non-plated/corrosion resistant) or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,439
Posted By big john

We used to stop in Carl's Jr on club rides to get...

We used to stop in Carl's Jr on club rides to get a baked potato. Too bad they stopped selling them.
09-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By Caliper

Go to Walmart or somewhere and get a RainX...

Go to Walmart or somewhere and get a RainX windshield crack repair kit. The epoxy used in that works great for repairing cracks in the screen. I used it on my phone when I missed my jersey pocket...
09-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I've never had a mobile phone slip out of my...

I've never had a mobile phone slip out of my center jersey pocket. I guess I have been lucky. Might be different if I was riding a mtn bike on trails or a gravel bike on rougher roads. I keep my...
09-28-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By SteveG23

That sounds like a challenge. Heard of...

That sounds like a challenge.

Heard of Stuxnet? Or, closer to home, Loapi? It has caused physical damage to Android phones. (No, I am not saying any "updates" have done this, or that that's the...
09-28-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By indyfabz

If you have deep pockets get a Rapha Core jersey....

If you have deep pockets get a Rapha Core jersey. Not only does it have deep pockets it has a zippered side one. Just completed a 650 tour that included some rough, unpaved roads and trails, with my...
09-28-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By SteveG23

That's a possible issue. I don't spend a lot of...

That's a possible issue. I don't spend a lot of time on very rough surfaces. I don't think it would damage the phone but can't make any promises.

And I'm not one of those who needs to wear...
09-28-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By 400ixl

Sew on a couple of snap fasteners on the pocket...

Sew on a couple of snap fasteners on the pocket you keep it in. Low cost and will be less hassle than velcro.
09-28-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By cpcnw

Endura do velcro, zipped even vertical zipped on...

Endura do velcro, zipped even vertical zipped on their MTB stuff
09-28-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By cpcnw

You can't destroy hardware with software :roflmao:

You can't destroy hardware with software :roflmao:
09-28-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By nigsy

I don't know why Jersey manufacturers don't...

I don't know why Jersey manufacturers don't simply put a bit of velcro over one pocket? One of the Jerseys I have actually has a plastic pouch in one of the back pockets that is sewn into the jersey...
09-27-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By vica vale99

Keep in Back Pocket

I just recently bought an iPhone 12 mini and I wasn't sure what to do with my old iPhone SE, which is really nice and small and still works great. So, since it was only worth about $25 to trade-in, I...
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