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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-14-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
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.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
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...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-31-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Essex
Thenk you....damn auto-cirrect. :)

Thenk you....damn auto-cirrect. :)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-30-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Essex
At 00:11 you can see the dog approaching from the...

At 00:11 you can see the dog approaching from the left.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-30-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
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: 441
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: 441
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 121
Views: 2,391
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: 2,391
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...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-08-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
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!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-08-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
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: 120
Views: 2,831
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: 120
Views: 2,831
Posted By Essex
English please.

English please.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,831
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: 120
Views: 2,831
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...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-26-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
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...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-26-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
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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Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-13-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
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...
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