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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-11-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
I just realized I never put in my March century...

I just realized I never put in my March century info. It was not a very nice March around here but I found a day that was decent, did a ride around Cayuga Lake on my Volae Voyager recumbent: 101.52...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-11-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By chipg5
I was there a couple times for the same reason a...

I was there a couple times for the same reason a few years ago, did the rail trail one time and part of this route a couple of times:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/25183090

Nice roads...
Forum: Commuting 03-23-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,851
Posted By chipg5
If I didn't bike I'd take the bus, but that would...

If I didn't bike I'd take the bus, but that would overall take longer, especially on my downhill ride home.
Forum: Commuting 03-05-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By chipg5
Snow removal is very good here (small city in...

Snow removal is very good here (small city in upstate NY), if I can't bike, that means the roads/snow is so bad that things are being cancelled. I run studded snow tires and I think only once did I...
Forum: Commuting 03-05-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,721
Posted By chipg5
In general, jeans and tshirt -- this time of...

In general, jeans and tshirt -- this time of year, wool base layer top and bottom, jeans, long sleeve cotton turtle neck, showerspass commuter jacket, wool socks and boots. In summer, cut off denim...
Forum: Touring 03-04-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By chipg5
FYI, Rock slide closes C&O Canalís Paw Paw Tunnel...

FYI, Rock slide closes C&O Canalís Paw Paw Tunnel (http://times-news.com/local/x1633460621/Rock-slide-closes-C-O-Canal-s-Paw-Paw-Tunnel), from January this year. a thread here somewhere at bikeforums...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-03-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By chipg5
My hand circumference at knuckles is 8-1/2...

My hand circumference at knuckles is 8-1/2 inches, I have a size L and they fit great. I wear only the PI lobster gloves, nothing else on my hands. In terms of performance, they are bulkier so...
Forum: Touring 03-03-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By chipg5
Thanks. I've ridden the bit from east of Kingston...

Thanks. I've ridden the bit from east of Kingston to west of Oswego, including the ferries, a bunch of times, and love it. And I'm currently planning a ride from Minneapolis to upstate NY so have...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-03-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By chipg5
Posted this in touring but will repost here: ...

Posted this in touring but will repost here:

My suggestion: start in Montreal, cut into New York State at Kingston Ontario (which is a wonderful small city) on the ferry to Wolfe Island then Cape...
Forum: Touring 03-03-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By chipg5
I did much of the C&O last summer, including...

I did much of the C&O last summer, including during that big storm. I'd not do it again, especially the upper ends which are relatively rough going, though the GAP trail seems to be much smoother. ...
Forum: Northeast 03-03-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,654
Posted By chipg5
Rides around the Finger Lakes are all nice --...

Rides around the Finger Lakes are all nice -- Skaneateles, Otisco, Cayuga, Seneca all have nice shoulders and are beautiful rides, some longer than others. +1 on Rt 31 over Rt 20/5 which is real...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-03-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
Congrats on finishing!. As I wrote above, I...

Congrats on finishing!. As I wrote above, I bailed on my first century attempt in Feb because of these kinds of conditions -- I did a route that was loops near home which meant I actually could bail...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-03-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
I almost didn't get a century in for February....

I almost didn't get a century in for February. I'd set out a few Saturdays ago, since it seemed like it would be the only day I'd be able to take, even though it was in the lower 20s, windy and...
Forum: Northeast 02-16-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By chipg5
I've done Routes J, G and L, I use the state's...

I've done Routes J, G and L, I use the state's maps and just hand-enter it into ridewithgps, then print out a cue sheet -- after double checking.

J is my least favorite of these routes, as...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-11-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By chipg5
I use chemical warmers (Grabbers) in my...

I use chemical warmers (Grabbers) in my shoes/boots when it's about 35 or colder. With my cycling boots, I wear a light wool sock, a heavy wool sock and a chemical hand warmer between the two at my...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,278
Posted By chipg5
I've had Klondikes for five years now, 700x40s, I...

I've had Klondikes for five years now, 700x40s, I use them from late Dec to mid March on my commuter bike, absolutely love them. My commute in the evening is downhill 6-10% grade so I really need...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,347
Posted By chipg5
Turns are definitely still risky when you're...

Turns are definitely still risky when you're riding on ice with studs. A couple years ago I rode on the lake here that was totally frozen over with my studded tires. Going straight was fine, though I...
Forum: Commuting 02-04-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,347
Posted By chipg5
another +1 for studded tires. Well worth the...

another +1 for studded tires. Well worth the investment, I use them 2-1/2 months per year and they're in great shape after 5 seasons and I'm pretty sure they'll last many more (I have Kenda...
Forum: Northeast 01-30-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By chipg5
I've visited N' hampton a bunch of times in the...

I've visited N' hampton a bunch of times in the past few years and always bring my bike. Absolutely beautiful quiet forested roads! Enjoy!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-26-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
Glad you got a January century in, and on a sunny...

Glad you got a January century in, and on a sunny day!
Forum: Commuting 01-25-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,041
Posted By chipg5
I've got a pair of Lake Cycling Boots, with SPD...

I've got a pair of Lake Cycling Boots, with SPD cleats, have had them for several years, and they are great, I ride year round and these boots keep me warm. I wear wool socks - a pair of thin ones...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-21-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,372
Posted By chipg5
Lake Cycling boots, wool socks, chemical hand...

Lake Cycling boots, wool socks, chemical hand warmers. This keeps my feet really warm down to well below zero, I start using this when temps in the 30s as my feet get cold easily -- probably from...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By chipg5
The sad thing is Bradley's aunt had just been...

The sad thing is Bradley's aunt had just been killed while on a bike ride in October, she was riding on the shoulder in broad daylight and a car just plowed into her from behind......
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-13-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
That's the problem with Jan and Feb around here...

That's the problem with Jan and Feb around here too, so few days that are actually decent enough for a century ride on days that I can actually ride. I lucked out with the warm weather here...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-13-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,191
Posted By chipg5
Failed attempts too! Sometimes they're more...

Failed attempts too! Sometimes they're more interesting stories than successful ones!
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