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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

That's a very nice Italian super bike - replete...

That's a very nice Italian super bike - replete with cool and safe technology. The Ducati has the Safety pack and I do like ABS to the point of thinking of a add on bike ABS which isn't all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Well I got myself a new Ducati and have been...

Well I got myself a new Ducati and have been comparing bike vs. motorcycle traits for the past month.

One thing I know - racers earn their speed. With the motorcycle unlimited power comes way too...
06-14-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,812
Posted By Essex

Dog bites can hurts. And riding at night in Punta...

Dog bites can hurts. And riding at night in Punta Gorda hurts. Florida is a great place to live and prosper.
06-13-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Essex

Some of the nicest folks live in rural...

Some of the nicest folks live in rural Massachusetts. General courtesy, "good day", letting cyclists have the right of way are usually standards. Welcome to the urban world of jerks. This kind of...
05-31-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By Essex

Thenk you....damn auto-cirrect. :)

Thenk you....damn auto-cirrect. :)
05-30-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By Essex

AUSSIE's have great stories about their critters....

AUSSIE's have great stories about their critters. I wonder how rooms meat tastes?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Essex

The Giant is a bargain for the price. Really. The...

The Giant is a bargain for the price. Really. The tires that came with mine had a defect in the tire bead and I did change out the seat for a better one. One that fit me better. Of course, if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Essex

The Defy doesn't seem unlike my Giant Rapid. The...

The Defy doesn't seem unlike my Giant Rapid. The tires that came with it were junky. That said - the Giant is my go-to bike for junking around (fast) when I don't want to take out the Tarmac bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

As the guy who started this thread - I thank...

As the guy who started this thread - I thank everyone for their thoughts and observations.


From what I can glean there is (naturally) a wide degree of opinion, as well as experience. If there...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Cheers. Stuff happens and your son is taking it...

Cheers. Stuff happens and your son is taking it all in stride. Kudos to the team for taking GC.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

How did this occur? Plus, I hope your son was...

How did this occur? Plus, I hope your son was OK. Looks like the dumped bike is a Ducati, or Suzuki ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Yes. They're quite nice. Was looking at a...

Yes. They're quite nice. Was looking at a Shiver...but alas - I like the idea of ABS and traction control. Something that Ducati, BMW + limited number of higher end Japanese bikes have.

On a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Thanks Camp for your thoughts....and it is a 25-...

Thanks Camp for your thoughts....and it is a 25- 30 yr itch I want to scratch again. For sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

I think education / cultural awareness / economic...

I think education / cultural awareness / economic demographics probably affects perception. When I am a car driver I am very, very aware of serious cyclists and do everything to allow them to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Thanks fellas for your insights. And it is a...

Thanks fellas for your insights. And it is a valid topic of conversation given the % percentage of accidents which occur as a result of motorcyclists doing things a bike racer would not normally do....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,917
Posted By Essex

Do road cyclists make better motorcyclists?

I am not sure this belongs in this forum...but given I ride a road bike (and like to go fast in general) would probably find more folks here who ride both a fast bike & motorcycle too. :D

Did...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,023
Posted By Essex

2003 Prius. Very economical now given the new...

2003 Prius. Very economical now given the new Prius is out. Great mileage. Practical and with the rear seats down, or taking apart the wheels you can get road bikes in there. Caveat - not so easy...
04-08-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By Essex

Did a quick image search. What a nice pathway....

Did a quick image search. What a nice pathway. Would be very cool when it connects to the Cape!
04-08-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By Essex

Very interesting. Thanks. I had a cursory look...

Very interesting. Thanks. I had a cursory look at the NYC DOT data - have to see if there is any baseline data there?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,307
Posted By Essex

Agreed. 3K is a fair amount of coin. I would...

Agreed. 3K is a fair amount of coin. I would expect Lexus, or even Toyota-level care & consideration irrespective of how the end user (retail buyer) might react to their initial perception of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,307
Posted By Essex

English please.

English please.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,307
Posted By Essex

Wrong. Your guessing doesn't equate to fact. So...

Wrong. Your guessing doesn't equate to fact. So far, no one has facts other than ENVE, or the buyer. At the end of the day if ENVE is selling directly to the public they should have at the very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,307
Posted By Essex

This company should be treating you the same way...

This company should be treating you the same way as they would a dealer. And the company should understand that a retail client may, or may not react the same way as a dealer. That said - I would...
03-26-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Essex

The air wasn't too bad today until I got near...

The air wasn't too bad today until I got near 14th - 57th st. It would be interesting to test the NYC bike paths on the weekdays - but I take the subway to some of my far-flung projects so I don't...
03-26-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Essex

NYC Bike Lane - 8th vs. West Side MUP

Just for fun and to avoid runners, dog walkers and other cyclists on the West Side MUP I tried the 8th avenue dedicated bike lane this morning.
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01-13-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Essex

Cheers. I think the resulting after-effects...

Cheers. I think the resulting after-effects (diminished capacity to eat), plus weight reduction helped in this case?

I just thought it was an interesting process in getting "fitter" by accident...
01-09-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Essex

Salmonella aids cycling fitness

Honest. Getting a bout of Salmonella poisoning has helped my fitness.:eek:

Quick story: I get back from a business trip to Denver and my wife had a chicken salad waiting for me made by my favorite...
11-22-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By Essex

I imagine the fellow who suffered the injuries...

I imagine the fellow who suffered the injuries would best know what critter attacked him vs. the sheriff. Some Mo. data suggests the likelihood of being attacked by a lion as :

The risk of a...
10-31-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,663
Posted By Essex

There was an article written in the NY Times...

There was an article written in the NY Times about the ethos of running red lights? Can't find it. That said - if all is clear, safe etc. at a red light - why the heck wait till its green? The...
10-30-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,663
Posted By Essex

I think the best option here is to behave as if...

I think the best option here is to behave as if crazy to complement the nutty reaction from the old, woman driver.. Any piece of naked anatomy conveys to the driver that most cyclists are crazy and...
10-23-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Essex

I would like to think motorists in NYC are more...

I would like to think motorists in NYC are more aware - but when I came upon the scene of a cyclist going head-first through the rear window of a cab it changed the way I ride. I cannot imagine how...
10-23-15, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Essex

That is NYC. I saw three guys @ 7PM take the lane...

That is NYC. I saw three guys @ 7PM take the lane on Lexington with no lights and riding like there is no care in the world with phones and no hands on handlebars. That said - traffic on Lexington is...
10-20-15, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Essex

The path of "righteousness" is on the bicycle...

The path of "righteousness" is on the bicycle path to glory - in my new SUV, or Lear Jet. Sorry had to add this in. And yes - this is headed soon to P & R. :)

Essex - former Catholic,...
10-18-15, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Essex

Fun thread. The church looks like a house. Kinda...

Fun thread. The church looks like a house. Kinda small for so many parishioners. And yes - destined to P & R, or other.
09-27-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By Essex

I now lock my very ugly, and old bike with a...

I now lock my very ugly, and old bike with a cable lock. The cable lock could easily be cut with a bolt cutter. What has prevented any bike theft has been the following:

1. It looks old, ugly and...
09-10-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By Essex

If this case made it to the courts in the UK, or...

If this case made it to the courts in the UK, or Europe - the plaintiff would have seen an award probably 10% of what they were awarded here in the US. The bit about how her head injuries "affect...
09-06-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By Essex

Interesting and strange article. Remind me also...

Interesting and strange article. Remind me also not to travel to China.

Much prefer Japan where backing over people who you've hit is not considered OK. :)
08-15-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Essex

I decided to observe and ride Summer Streets...

I decided to observe and ride Summer Streets again. This time at 12:00 PM. What a zoo. And it is hot. I think what Lost Architect said prior holds true for hours past 9:00 am. Too many bikes, too...
08-11-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,035
Posted By Essex

470626 I visited the house where The...

470626

I visited the house where The Accidental Tourist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094606/)was filmed. Sadly, this home/movie set is now abandoned and in disrepair. When I went to shoot...
08-11-15, 04:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,035
Posted By Essex

Some parts of the Maryland / DC area have...

Some parts of the Maryland / DC area have suffered from poverty for decades and decades. And urban Baltimore especially so. When I was in Baltimore last summer I was surprised to see miles and miles...
08-10-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,035
Posted By Essex

Some consultant pals just finished a job in...

Some consultant pals just finished a job in Baltimore (public service) and they said Baltimore is in dire straits. No money, a lack of summer services for kids which can result in gatherings like the...
08-09-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Essex

Cheers. It makes sense that a large event would...

Cheers. It makes sense that a large event would draw away people - but Summer St. lasts only from 7-1pm. I saw a large numbers around the 9:00 am mark. While # of cyclists in Central Park may drop...
08-08-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Essex

Yes. This is/can be true - but you can get a free...

Yes. This is/can be true - but you can get a free Coconut drink which makes all the nuts out there tolerable. :D
08-08-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Essex

Summer Streets NYC - strategies

I decided to ride the Summer Streets (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/route/route.shtml) route @ 7:00 am this morning. The route starts at E 72nd and ends at the entrance to the...
08-05-15, 03:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,261
Posted By Essex

My wife and I drive a Prius. I will ask her if...

My wife and I drive a Prius. I will ask her if she was anywhere near Winchester yesterday. :D

On serious note - to get to Starbucks - really. Some folks will never get it and especially entitled...
08-03-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,869
Posted By Essex

Thank you. I appreciate the tips and places to...

Thank you. I appreciate the tips and places to ride. When I finish my contract here in the Big Crapple - I might have to take another trip to lovely Historic Richmond with Bike in Hand.

Cheers
...
08-03-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By Essex

Very nicely shot video. Fun to watch. And thank...

Very nicely shot video. Fun to watch. And thank you! A little antibiotic and a wrist brace seem to be doing the trick.

Yes. That was my route early Sunday. Too bad I wasn't with your cadre of...
08-03-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By Essex

Sorry - had to add that HitchBot died ...

Sorry - had to add that HitchBot died (http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/heres-video-of-the-jerk-who-killed-hitchbot-1721797093)in the city of Brotherly Love. The guy bashing the Bot is probably an...
08-02-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By Essex

Thank you Vatdim and FBINY - I think I will heal...

Thank you Vatdim and FBINY - I think I will heal nicely. After 20 years of riding in NYC without an accident - the morning I felt it would be the safest was the most riskiest. These dedicated bike...
08-02-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,869
Posted By Essex

Old Town Alexandria is a great place. Good...

Old Town Alexandria is a great place. Good manners abound. Next time I'm there - I'll be bringing my bicycle.
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