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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. Poll: 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.
  4. 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...
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    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...
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    FYI, Rock slide closes C&O Canalís Paw Paw Tunnel, from January this year. a thread here somewhere at bikeforums indicated it would be closed this summer because of this landslide, but you might want...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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. ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  14. Thread: PA Bike Route A

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    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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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!
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    Glad you got a January century in, and on a sunny...

    Glad you got a January century in, and on a sunny day!
  21. 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...
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    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...
  23. 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......
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    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...
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    Failed attempts too! Sometimes they're more...

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