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Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By Ghazmh

I felt compelled to pull over and snap this...

I felt compelled to pull over and snap this picture yesterday morning. Although my posting here has dwindled I still lurk and ride.

...
Forum: Northeast
11-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By mr_bill

[/quote] M.G.L. Chapter 89 Section 2: ...

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M.G.L. Chapter 89 Section 2:

"If it is not possible to overtake a bicycle or other vehicle at a safe distance in the same lane, the overtaking vehicle shall use all or part of an...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By mr_bill

So, I biked to 27 of my 34 treatments. I had...

So, I biked to 27 of my 34 treatments. I had promised my radiation oncologist (who also rides a bike) that I would quit when I had to drop into the last cog on bike while climbing the BU Bridge. The...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By mr_bill

On the other side of Com Ave entering Brookline,...

On the other side of Com Ave entering Brookline, and their amazing sequence of one way general traffic but two way bike traffic at Essex and Ivy:
https://i.imgur.com/9D2WPN9.jpg...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By mr_bill

And then the wonderful Bow and DeWolfe St to get...

And then the wonderful Bow and DeWolfe St to get to Paul D. White Bike Path (John Weeks Bridge ahead):
https://i.imgur.com/YOIsAKy.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RVAFo0L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast
11-04-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By bike_tom

I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that! ...

I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that!
At the time I was at Little Fresh Pond, all the dogs were small. That made me ponder the same naming question you raised.

BTW: Most of the many...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By mschwett

ahhhh haleakala. my father lived on maui for many...

ahhhh haleakala. my father lived on maui for many years after retirement, we must have gone up there to do photography at the crack of dawn (arriving pre-sunrise) a couple dozen times. strangely, i...
Forum: Northeast
11-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman again, really a second shake-down ride. Given the season and the time of day, this was both a sunset ride and a Fall foliage ride, more or less by...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT for a sunset ride on the Mystic...

Took the GT for a sunset ride on the Mystic Valley Parkway, the air cool and pleasing as I cranked along....
Forum: Northeast
10-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out to Depot Park on the Minuteman on...

Took the GT out to Depot Park on the Minuteman on a gray, cool, damp, mid-afternoon ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,923
Posted By mschwett

Six Months of Riding

Six months ago to the day today, I (46M, married with kids, san francisco, 6í2) took my first ride on my first road bike. Today I played hooky from work in the morning to hit 3,000 miles on the bike....
Forum: Northeast
09-23-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Out on the GT up the Minuteman before dinner...

Out on the GT up the Minuteman before dinner again. The Mile 4.0 Cairn Builders are using smaller stones to build smaller totemic figures; sustainable cairn building? Or just another supply chain...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Word...

Word (https://biketothesea.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f8c193009bd382d3ea7d456b0&id=8b4b2631e8&e=ec759f40b2) that the Saugus River bridge, a.k.a., Bridge 1, on the Northern Strand Community...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,961
Posted By popeye

It does not take much of a crack to capture a...

It does not take much of a crack to capture a front tire and any input after that will take you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,961
Posted By downtube42

I once had a stick flip up into my spokes and...

I once had a stick flip up into my spokes and stop my front wheel dead. I was on the ground before I knew anything was happening. It was also a straight-ahead fall where I pretty much landed on my...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By indyfabz

When the map comes, plot the route on Ride With...

When the map comes, plot the route on Ride With GPS. It will create a profile with grades in percentages.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I...

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I get the feeling that the OP is a DIY kind of guy, but I'd like to repeat the suggestion of a bike fit. Even highly knowledgeable riders benefit from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall,...

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall, lean, skinny and under-powered. A really bad upwind combination.) But ... I have to play with the rotation of the handlebars and location of the brake...
07-14-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By genejockey

Nonsense! Shimano will keep on producing brake...

Nonsense! Shimano will keep on producing brake hoods for years!

Just not the ones you need. But the ones you DON'T need, they'll keep making forever. :mad:
07-14-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Crankycrank

What model 105 shifters are these, 7,8,9,10,11...

What model 105 shifters are these, 7,8,9,10,11 speed? Are you absolutely certain that the hoods are mounted on all the shifter tabs that hold it in place. Some need to be checked carefully that the...
07-13-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

This happened to me with a Shimano Sora hood...

This happened to me with a Shimano Sora hood after I installed new bar tape. After examination, I determined it had wrapped the bar tape too far up on the shifters and this was covering a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,608
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just here for the fear porn.

I'm just here for the fear porn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,175
Posted By GhostRider62

We wonder why motorists hate us.

We wonder why motorists hate us.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,175
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Broctoon

I have a regular bike security cable, pretty...

I have a regular bike security cable, pretty heavy duty. Itís the kind with loops built into each end. I wrap it through both bike frames, both wheels, and then down to the receiver hitch, where I...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old,...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old, new, and some things so old they've become new again. I headed N up the Mystic Valley Parkway, along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes, and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-20-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By jpescatore

Four County 82 mile ride

I did my annual (well, not in 2020) bike ride from our house to friends' house in Lusby MD, crossing Montgomery, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel and Calvert County. Beautiful weather for the ride, but...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By Ghazmh

Yesterday I hoped about my well traveled 2014...

Yesterday I hoped about my well traveled 2014 Trek 520 with Ortliebs carrying 16.1lbs of gear for a long planned trip. I rode 68 miles to Portsmouth. Today I rode another 58 to Portland.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Reflector Guy

The red bike is most certainly faster. I think I...

The red bike is most certainly faster. I think I heard that somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By datlas

Red always looks more aggressive.

Red always looks more aggressive.
Forum: Northeast
05-02-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By Ghazmh

Wanting to continue expand the sense of...

Wanting to continue expand the sense of exploration I headed back to Boscowan NH and rode the Northern Rail Trail to Lebanon NH yesterday. I fought a brutal cool and ever persistent head wind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kabuto

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By kaos joe

not an issue. one piece of advice, when the...

not an issue.

one piece of advice, when the shed exoskeletons are thick on the ground, DO NOT line up a hundred of them on the hood of your wife's car. it does not go well.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By jpescatore

I was biking and hiking a lot in 2004. Lots of...

I was biking and hiking a lot in 2004. Lots of noise but as mentioned they are usually up high and I don't remember any smacking into me while biking. Hiking the Appalachian Trail and other areas the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-13-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By scottfsmith

We had tons of them in 2004. I don't recall any...

We had tons of them in 2004. I don't recall any significant issues biking, you might bump into a couple.

They come out of the ground and at emergence you see a ton and think it is going to be so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,361
Posted By Kabuki12

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike....

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike. I am working on a bike right now and never in a hurry. I have plenty of bikes and wheels and parts . Always something to ride, unless the wind is...
Forum: Northeast
02-22-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Got out on the GT again on Sunday afternoon for a...

Got out on the GT again on Sunday afternoon for a clockwise turn around the Battle Green in Lexington, up Mass. Ave. and back (didn't feel like doing surface conditions research on the Minuteman just...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

After two days shoveling snow at intervals, I...

After two days shoveling snow at intervals, I took the studded-Nokian-shod GT Karakoram out Saturday afternoon and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-18-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Between this morning's computer-assisted goat...

Between this morning's computer-assisted goat rope...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram, shod with studded...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram, shod with studded 47-559 Nokian W240 tires, and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
12-31-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By Ghazmh

Having run out of ways to keep describing my...

Having run out of ways to keep describing my rides I’ve been reporting in here less and less. The excitement and soul feeding joy hasn’t diminished one bit. I’ve been riding throughout the pandemic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,091
Posted By Barry2

Strava power estimate

I was using a HRM and Strava to monitor estimated power numbers on my rides. The estimates showed my power as unacceptably low.
So I spent a bunch of money and installed a power meter on my bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By Zaskar

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the...

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the garage...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/716x537/picture1_6d83e3937c56a1be49da7dd9d303adfdb5d1d992.png
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,442
Posted By noodle soup

tongue weight and towing capacity, aren't the...

tongue weight and towing capacity, aren't the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,489
Posted By znomit

With this amazing design you'll be so far in...

With this amazing design you'll be so far in front of the peloton that you won't ever need to sprint.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,200
Posted By oleg232000

Wow you guys, the guy asked if he has potential...

Wow you guys, the guy asked if he has potential to ride a bike and your telling him to lose 15 lbs LOL.

I think, your first question should be A) Do you like to bike? And B) What is your goal?....
Forum: Northeast
11-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,232,056
Posted By rholland1951

Another beautiful day! Took the Surly Trucker...

Another beautiful day! Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a 25-mile ramble (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1x4PxGCDVpQS79JzaLVYCugCb922yG6sI&usp=sharing) through Arlington, Lexington, Bedford,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By Maelochs

Naturally I carry an entire panel van full of...

Naturally I carry an entire panel van full of tools and parts in my saddlebag on every ride. No "call of shame" for me. If need be, I take my spare bike off the rack on the back of the van and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By Koyote

You don't carry a spare cassette in your...

You don't carry a spare cassette in your saddlebag?

That seems a little risky.
10-31-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,404
Posted By rsbob

It might be the Viagra part that people find the...

It might be the Viagra part that people find the most disturbing. (yes, I had to go there)

As a matter of personal preference, I just don’t care for USB rechargeable accessories (lights, computer,...
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