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  1. Thread: Italy

    by Steve B.
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    Been to Italy 3 times, never on a bike but always...

    Been to Italy 3 times, never on a bike but always with a eye towards the cycling possibilities.

    1) Ditto skipping Naples. The worst town in Italy. Other then the region along the coast to the...
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    Bibs for sure. Everything gets pulled up nice and...

    Bibs for sure. Everything gets pulled up nice and tight.

    There's a reason the Pro's all wear bibs.
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    I do about 10 handwritten checks a year. My...

    I do about 10 handwritten checks a year.

    My bank charges $.50 to process a paper check. They'd rather I do an electronic which costs nothing, just a minute to set up the payee online. So I'll...
  4. As well and since you state you are close to the...

    As well and since you state you are close to the east side, Essex and or Keene are nice area's. Essex is lower in altitude (so warmer) and being close to the lake offers a lot of very pretty rides...
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    Sometimes the new tech just doesn't work as...

    Sometimes the new tech just doesn't work as intended.

    On my CitiBank account, they recently issued new chip debit cards.

    If you use their ATM machines, you have to first insert the cards so the...
  6. Hoping someone from the region can answer better,...

    Hoping someone from the region can answer better, but the black fly season is a bit dependent on how warm a spring. There's often still snow in the high country till mid-May and its generally cold...
  7. Traffic is very seasonal dependent. 1st weekend...

    Traffic is very seasonal dependent. 1st weekend in August can be busy most places. Wait a month and a lot less traffic.

    Rt 9N and Rt22 from Ticonderoga to Port Henry can get busy, but I would...
  8. Not sure who's computer model they use but NOAA...

    Not sure who's computer model they use but NOAA and about every local source is saying 6-10 with mixed sleet for NYC.
  9. I'm 60 I've been dealing with snow here in the...

    I'm 60

    I've been dealing with snow here in the NYC area for all of the 43 years I've been driving and all the 27 I've owned a home.

    If they were saying 2 ft for the NYC area, I'd be paying...
  10. This is possibly the strangest thread I've yet to...

    This is possibly the strangest thread I've yet to read on any of the 4 cycling forums to which I've subscribed for 20 years or so.

    And on the touring forum, which is full of fuddy duddy's like...
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    Glenn Frey R.I.P.

    Glenn Frey passed away today. Great songwriter, singer and artist.

    Love their music.

    "LOS ANGELES Guitarist Glenn Frey, a founding member of rock band the Eagles, died in New York on...
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    Really ?. Is this true ?. I find it...

    Really ?. Is this true ?.

    I find it remarkable that the least expensive part of the bike manufacture, paint and decals, is sourced out to China ?. With all the attending shipping back and forth...
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    Another option is Co-Pilot, available in free...

    Another option is Co-Pilot, available in free versions for the Android and now for iPhone OS's.

    It's best feature is the maps download to the phone, so no data connection required.

    It has bike...
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    Once into Brooklyn, the Marine Parkway bridge has...

    Once into Brooklyn, the Marine Parkway bridge has a pedestrian path. This bridge get you onto the Rockaways. The signs say that bikes must be walked across but as it's a long mile, nobody walks and...
  15. Ditto the Erie Canal trail that I forgot to...

    Ditto the Erie Canal trail that I forgot to mention. Some buddies did a segment out/back near Rome and Syracuse this past summer, loved it.

    Lot's of small and not-so-small towns so good lodging...
  16. I was just re-reading the OP and was going to...

    I was just re-reading the OP and was going to edit my post that from the section I saw, the trail is not as refined as say the GAP or Petit du Nord, in that the surface has larger gravel stones (I've...
  17. Remarkable. Very well done video, editing,...

    Remarkable. Very well done video, editing, etc...

    Also, 40 miles per day for 6 weeks, but roughly +3500 ft. of climbing per day. I calculated it as 147,000 ft.

    That's incredibly difficult,...
  18. Thread: NH dirt tour

    by Steve B.
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    Only time I tried to use a snow mobile trail for...

    Only time I tried to use a snow mobile trail for mt. biking in other-then-winter, I found it incredibly overgrown with vegetation, as well as swampy in many sections. This was up north near the...
  19. Thread: I can't hear

    by Steve B.
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    Maybe time for hearing aids ?. Not...

    Maybe time for hearing aids ?.

    Not particularly cheap, but worth it. The behind-the-ear models have an open ear design that are very comfortable.

    I just ordered a new set from Coscto that have...
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    Ditto synctoy. Free from Microsoft. I use it...

    Ditto synctoy. Free from Microsoft.

    I use it at work, it's a very easy program to understand and configure.

    Only rub as Hardy mentions is it's a manual operation, not automatic.

    I...
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    Ummm,. I sure would be thinking twice about...

    Ummm,. I sure would be thinking twice about riding dirt trails on a mt. bike while undergoing the recovery you are doing. What's your doctor say ?.

    The trails south of Woodbury Rd. (1st road...
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    Thx Tom. For GRVR6, if riding the mt. bike...

    Thx Tom.

    For GRVR6, if riding the mt. bike trail south from Jericho, when you get to the LIE at Washington Ave., the BP paved path comes from the west along the north side of the eastbound LIE...
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    By "trail" do you mean dirt or paved ?, I assume...

    By "trail" do you mean dirt or paved ?, I assume dirt.

    The Trailview State Park mt. bike trail, as it's now known, still exists, running south from Stillwell Woods Preserve to Bethpage State Park....
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    That was indeed the plan I had seen somewhere. ...

    That was indeed the plan I had seen somewhere.

    Conrail or MetroNorth or somebody, still uses the tracks south of W255th St.
  25. FWIW, when I used the ferry that crosses Lake...

    FWIW, when I used the ferry that crosses Lake Michigan, from Ludington to Manitowac in 2003, they had attendants that load and unload the ferry by driving the vehicles on and off the ferry.

    When...
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