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07-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,133
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Posted By steelbikeguy

hard to say. I've seen instructions/guidance...

hard to say.
I've seen instructions/guidance painted on the surface of I-55 in Springfield, IL, which suggests that the paint doesn't wear off quickly.
It would be interesting to know whether they...
07-22-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 121,824
Posted By Drillium Dude

Pretty sure this vehicle is motorized: ...

Pretty sure this vehicle is motorized:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x878/image_72b1de52b2d8e14facccad2c4ae87ceac490edb8.png

Note he's looking out the window to his...
07-22-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 121,824
Posted By Prowler

Today was my first trip down the SRT all the way...

Today was my first trip down the SRT all the way to Manayunk, PA since "the troubles" started. I'd been turning back at Shawmont Ave to minimize exposure. Once you leave the pavement at Shawmont...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday, took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a...

Wednesday, took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a fast-for-me sprint up to Lexington Center on the Minuteman before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Riding more frequently than writing again, file...

Riding more frequently than writing again, file under First World Problems. Here's what's been happening.

On Saturday, I rode East for the usual hills-and-traffic fun....
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By Ghazmh

Im hoping the pathology report is promising and...

Im hoping the pathology report is promising and you can get back on your bike soon.

Robotic surgery? I think I know the guy who installs and services the da Vinci for intuitive.
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Friday morning, I put the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on...

Friday morning, I put the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on the hitch rack on the Prius, and drove up to Beverly to pick up my daughter Betsey and her Surly Cross Check. From there we headed up to Rockport,...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

It's a great place to have in the neighborhood....

It's a great place to have in the neighborhood. Sounds like it's a little swampy just at the moment.

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Phew! Six hours is a lot of robot-assisted...

Phew! Six hours is a lot of robot-assisted anything! Wishing you a minimum of wickedness.

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By Ghazmh

I managed to sneak out just before Sunday dinner...

I managed to sneak out just before Sunday dinner for 25 rainy miles mostly through Lincoln and Sudbury. Although I was on my fender equipped rain bike I glanced past my Roadrunner Burrito handlebar...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By mr_bill

Pills and Ills Update The robotic-assisted...

Pills and Ills Update

The robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) went well, but very long (over six hours, scheduled for under four).

I’m in no pain and no narcotics, was...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,959
Posted By seibaatgung

Honestly my feeling is not so much that it is...

Honestly my feeling is not so much that it is ugly than that it is clearly not part of the bike and liable to being stolen.
Forum: Northeast
07-13-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

It's easy to forget that we've been in drought...

It's easy to forget that we've been in drought conditions for much of the previous year or two. I got into the habit of using the North end of the Cambridge Reservoir as an instrument to gauge that:...
07-10-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By ZIPP2001

The bike I picked up at the swap sale event is...

The bike I picked up at the swap sale event is set to go to the paint in mid October. I will be ordering the group set, and all other parts in the next two weeks. Should have all the parts in by the...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Elsa wandered off to New Brunswick, and the sun...

Elsa wandered off to New Brunswick, and the sun came out around 4pm....
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

I took the Surly out Thursday afternoon, figuring...

I took the Surly out Thursday afternoon, figuring to get a ride in before yesterday's no-name thundershowers started. A craving for relative novelty led me to ride down to Harvard Square, over the...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By mr_bill

I got out on foot early this morning during the...

I got out on foot early this morning during the lighter bands, but did take refuge during a particularly heavy band. Saw a friend ride by on their Dutch bike (a real Dutch bike, they are from...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,801
Posted By 350htrr

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and...

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and still have it on for the GPS for navigation and monitoring my ride with ride with GPS app... You just need to put the phone in airplane mode... ;) and...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,801
Posted By njkayaker

There isn't a huge difference between a...

There isn't a huge difference between a smartphone and a cycle computer like the 530. (The first is more focused on short/high-performance use and the second is designed for continuous use.)

(I...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,801
Posted By ksryder

Yep. If you start recording a ride on your phone...

Yep. If you start recording a ride on your phone (let's say with Strava because that's what I've done) and then put your phone on airplane mode it will still record your ride, then upload it once you...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,959
Posted By seibaatgung

Basil Cento Aluminum

Basil Cento Aluminum
07-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,605
Posted By non-fixie

More rural France: ...

More rural France:


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Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,801
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"cheap navigation" is a sorta funny idea to begin...

"cheap navigation" is a sorta funny idea to begin with. like "discount surgery."
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By GhostRider62

I was recently backpacking the AT and there are 2...

I was recently backpacking the AT and there are 2 bears per square mile in the Smokies. It is a complicated problem. Improper food hangs, cooking in camp, habituated bears, day hikers feeding the...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Late Wednesday afternoon, I took the Surly out...

Late Wednesday afternoon, I took the Surly out the Mystic Valley Parkway along the East bank of the Mystic Lakes, to once again enjoy the riding-next-to-water groove and observe the Summer scene,...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By robow

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
07-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By jaxgtr

I had one like this in my truck tire for over 2...

I had one like this in my truck tire for over 2 years. Never leaked, it eventually shaved the head off and stayed sealed. I eventually needed new tires, and the guy was amazed that it never leaked.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By bikemig

Looks like she was camping next to a couple and...

Looks like she was camping next to a couple and they all had food in the tent which they removed after the bear approached them the first time
...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By andrewclaus

Since I last checked in 2008, when I hiked the...

Since I last checked in 2008, when I hiked the AT, there has been a spate of fatal grizz attacks in WY and MT. If you look at this map (https://blog.batchgeo.com/bear-attack-statistics/), you'll see...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By indyfabz

Rode by this in Montana in 2019. Too far to climb...

Rode by this in Montana in 2019. Too far to climb for a date.

...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By indyfabz

There have been articles suggesting bells are not...

There have been articles suggesting bells are not loud enough and that the sound frequency may be too high to be very effective. Before I spent a week in Glacierís backcountry I had to watch a video....
07-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By alo

I have a helmet I bought in S E Asia several...

I have a helmet I bought in S E Asia several years ago, with mounting brackets for a camera and lights. I don't know where you could get one, and I don't know if you would want one. The brackets are...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By indyfabz

There are definitely a good number along the AT...

There are definitely a good number along the AT in NJ, especially in the lower part through Worthington State Forest. The second one I encountered in the state was at the campground along the river...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By mr_bill

Pills and Ills-ish update: Yesterday another...

Pills and Ills-ish update:

Yesterday another BIDMC run. Crack o' dawn appointment, so I got to ride in the passenger seat while my spouse drove me in. Non-essential escorts are still verboten, so...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By andrewclaus

Best known practice is pepper spray. There are...

Best known practice is pepper spray. There are legal problems crossing national borders and boarding airplanes with pepper spray.

If you buy pepper spray for the first time, buy two cans and...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By indyfabz

To me it is unclear if she was with (i.e., riding...

To me it is unclear if she was with (i.e., riding with) other people or just camping amongst them. Ovando is on ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and is also easily reachable from Missoula in...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By MarcusT

Tragic. I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades...

Tragic.
I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades ago because I ran into far too many grizzlies.
07-06-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,191
Posted By mkeller234

Now that the thread is back; My employer is...

Now that the thread is back;

My employer is changing the theme of our annual calendar to hobbies. I dragged all of my bikes out of the basement. Something about carrying them all really makes you...
07-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,097
Posted By scarlson

Thank you for the kind words. His whiskers used...

Thank you for the kind words.
His whiskers used to be all black. He started growing a white whisker on the left side about a year ago, and we thought it was a pretty punk thing to do. Then he got...
Forum: Northeast
07-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

Sprinted to Lexington Center on the Minuteman...

Sprinted to Lexington Center on the Minuteman with the Surly Trucker DeLuxe at noon, in a successful bid to get home again before the dunderheads and downpours came roaring through.

Question: if...
07-06-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By goose70

Signs of Overtraining

To an increasing degree over the past month, my legs feel sore/heavy at the beginning of rides. I sometimes also get a cold sweat; again, more so at the beginning of rides. Also getting lots of night...
07-06-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By jppe

Iím Losing My Main Ride Destination!!

My in-laws are moving from their lake house to an assisted living center soon. They are in their 90ís and have greatly enjoyed living in their lakefront home for 37 years. Itís a great and rare...
07-06-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By indyfabz

Burlington, VT. Likely to be cooler up there....

Burlington, VT. Likely to be cooler up there. Funky city. Great riding on both sides of the lake. You can cross via a ferry. North Beach is nice for a swim. And, of course, the Island Line Trail that...
07-05-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,097
Posted By johnnyace

This is Annabelle, actually our daughter's cat,...

This is Annabelle, actually our daughter's cat, but since our daughter lives with us, she qualifies. She belonged to a friend of our daughter who was moving out of the family home into an apartment,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,455
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

always works for me, here's a local club...

always works for me, here's a local club responding, actual footage from yesterday's ride:
...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

So, for the last week I've been riding rather...

So, for the last week I've been riding rather than writing; good trade, as the old joke has it. Here's a brief synoptic report.

Tuesday, the temperature hit 97degF, and I took the Surly for a...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By rholland1951

For example, this:...

For example, this:...
07-03-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,386
Posted By homeless in ca.

A man riding a bicycle was killed a few months...

A man riding a bicycle was killed a few months back. The driver who killed him was traveling south on Boulevard Papineau. He told police he lost control of his vehicle and crossed Boulevard...
07-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Mark Stone

In an ironic weather twist -

This past week, while a goodly portion of the country is battling excessive heat, my hometown of El Paso has been experiencing highs in the high 60s and low 70s with mucho rainfall. It's been a joy...
07-02-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doug64

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike...

These little guys also cause a lot of flat bike tires.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50581949957_833548e399_c.jpg

When I was commuting on 23 mm tires, I literally nailed the tire to the rim...
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