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02-04-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

This morning's temperature was observed to be...

This morning's temperature was observed to be -10F with no indication as to wind chill.

Also this morning, no heat in the unit or the building. The thermostat was cranked all the way to the top of...
02-03-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By parkbrav

I wanted to mention the Ice Storm in Dallas, TX...

I wanted to mention the Ice Storm in Dallas, TX this past week. I find ice storms to be dangerous for cycling.
02-01-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By parkbrav

Well RumRunn, congratulations on the new baby in...

Well RumRunn, congratulations on the new baby in the family.

I just want to comment on the dangerous polar vortex and wind chill entering the Boston area Friday afternoon through Sunday morning....
01-28-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/ Metro...

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/

Metro Boston has received approximately 5 inches of rain this January. The Globe cut off on January 25, which may have failed to measure the 1+ inches of rain on...
01-26-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By parkbrav

Massachusetts is supposed to get a secondary rain...

Massachusetts is supposed to get a secondary rain storm this weekend.

Have a great road trip!
01-26-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By parkbrav

New Winter Storm Warning

There's an unnamed winter storm forecast for this weekend. It is slated to extend from NW Idaho and stretch to Northern New England and every where in between.

Southern Massachusetts might get...
01-19-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

Yes RR, it will be classic Route 38 N S storm. Ch...

Yes RR, it will be classic Route 38 N S storm. Ch 7 says it will be all rain over night and all snow tomorrow morning. Classic.
01-17-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 951
Posted By parkbrav

One of my Monkeylectric lights burned out this...

One of my Monkeylectric lights burned out this week when the lithium energizer batteries did not replenish the light. So I guess the shelf life on the Monkeylectric is 6 years (good deal).

I am...
01-17-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By parkbrav

it sounds like to me basic reflective jogging...

it sounds like to me basic reflective jogging pants which you can get anywhere online for around $30. The ventilation is nice but not a dealbreaker, at least not to me.
01-10-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

I'm feeling proud of myself because yesterday I...

I'm feeling proud of myself because yesterday I took advantage of the higher temperatures and washed the bike. I noticed a lot of road-sand but not much evidence of salt.
01-04-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

oh gosh, you're right about that. sorry for the...

oh gosh, you're right about that. sorry for the inaccuracy - glad it worked out well for the victim.

you would not believe how busy I've been lately. I'm also still short on sleep
01-03-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

Here's a link to the Ch 5 coverage of Winter...

Here's a link to the Ch 5 coverage of Winter Pond. At the end they advised waiting for the ice to get 4 inches thick, minimum
...
01-03-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

graupel - yep, around here in January it comes...

graupel - yep, around here in January it comes down a lot like a mixture of sleet and heavy wet snow, generally because it's too dry to precipitate and it's too warm to snow. Or replace "Slush" with...
01-03-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By parkbrav

I've been living in Southern New England for 6...

I've been living in Southern New England for 6 going on 7 years. My experience is that winter does not kick in until late January.

Late January - frost
last week of January into the first full...
12-22-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By parkbrav

Winter Weather Alert

Winter Storm Elliot is making its way from Iowa and Missouri to Virginia and all the way up to Northeast Maine. It will hit New England with southeasterly winds.

I do not recall the last...
12-17-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 951
Posted By parkbrav

Someone once told me, the morning commutes are...

Someone once told me, the morning commutes are usually chill because people are in no hurry to go to work. But the evening commutes are much more dangerous because people are often in a rush to get...
12-14-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 951
Posted By parkbrav

Great topic RR! Absolutely, I get up early and...

Great topic RR! Absolutely, I get up early and try to get as much cycling in during daylight hours. I will even try to convince the boss to adjust my work hours so that I can get home during dusk or...
10-07-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By parkbrav

In Praise of a Member of Bike Forums

I hope I'm not embarrassing anybody so I apologize in advance. In advance of our next winter cycling season, I wanted to thank RumRunn6 for his immeasurable contributions to Bike Forums and...
10-06-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By parkbrav

I went to the local Columbia OUTLET store up in...

I went to the local Columbia OUTLET store up in Kittery Maine and bought myself a pair of Columbia Rain Pants for like $20-30 and they've lasted...oh five years. They became redundant when I...
10-06-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By parkbrav

And just to crystalize my thoughts, I am just...

And just to crystalize my thoughts, I am just saying that something ridiculously simple like a broken axle clasp (too easily broken) or a pinched valve can trigger a million different theories as to...
10-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By parkbrav

Interesting, the tv channels sure are driven by...

Interesting, the tv channels sure are driven by ratings. But all of the channels around here rely on the NOAA services to be accurate since they use NOAA's numbers in their reports. And to their...
10-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By parkbrav

I heard that on Ch. 5 and Ch. 7 just now on...

I heard that on Ch. 5 and Ch. 7 just now on the12pm and 1230pm broadcasts...

NOAA? They are hopeless around here. The other day - maybe 10 days ago - we had over 1 inch of rain at Laurence...
10-05-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By parkbrav

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying...

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying someone was taking out air out from the tires. Or it could just be something simple like a pinched tube. Anyways, thanks for reading lol
10-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By parkbrav

Frost Warning - Boston

Boston is expecting its first frost this Saturday night into Sunday 10/8-10/9

It looks like we may have a "real" winter here this year - it hasn't happened for a while, at least not in my neck of...
10-05-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By parkbrav

I have many learnings to share here. So the...

I have many learnings to share here.

So the comment by RR about alignment is exactly right. There are multiple issues with Trek FX wheels, especially rear wheels. I was doing a deep-clean the bike...
09-07-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By parkbrav

heh, I solved my own problem. The front...

heh, I solved my own problem.

The front fender was just out of position. I adjusted it back into position by hand and now the front tire rides freely.

The rear fender was loose due to an...
09-06-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By parkbrav

haha, touche. Funny thing is, I think we're both...

haha, touche. Funny thing is, I think we're both right.

And both wrong. With costs so high these days, there's never a right time to buy anything :lol:
09-05-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By parkbrav

Post cleaning reattachment issue w/Front tire

After I did a grand cleaning/lubing of my bike the other day, the wheels (when re-attached) are rubbing against the fenders, causing friction and slowing the bike

I had the best luck by...
09-05-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By parkbrav

Great thread, as it is now time to start looking...

Great thread, as it is now time to start looking for deals on winter cycling tires
Forum: Northeast
08-16-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By parkbrav

good advice, I've started to notice i-phone...

good advice, I've started to notice i-phone holders on cyclist handlebars, I think I have to start doing that

I actually decided to test out the route a little bit over the weekend. I got waylaid...
Forum: Northeast
08-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By parkbrav

So I just wanted to bump my own thread, let me...

So I just wanted to bump my own thread, let me rephrase.

I'm trying to map my ride from Rt 38 north of Boston MA to Coastal Maine just north of Freeport. That's about 150 miles. And I'm trying to...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By parkbrav

Two ECG questions

I'm contemplating a Trek Challenge to cycle 100+ miles in one day...starting at next July

I'm looking at the map and I have some questions.

1) is it easy to find the ECG off of the Danvers Rail...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By parkbrav

Commuter tire that works well on dirt roads?

Hiya, I'm contemplating a 100 mile cycling challenge. Part of my route would take me to part of the East Coast Greenway in Maine, a good chunk of which is on dirt road.

Can anyone suggest a...
07-03-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to...

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to take advantage with a 18 mile fun ride for exercise.

I decided to visit the world famous Wilmington Apple Monument, dedicated to the first butter...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By parkbrav

Perfect, thanks guys. You all just helped me...

Perfect, thanks guys. You all just helped me avoid making a costly mistake.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By parkbrav

15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area...

15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area will slow down next to me a shout discouragement e.g "it's too cold out for biking!"
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By parkbrav

Bike Racks

Hi, I'm an experienced winter cyclist and I am active on the winter thread.

I'm just wondering, how easy would it be to remove a rear tire (to install winter/summer tires) once a bike rack is...
05-31-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By parkbrav

Wondering About the Implications of a Bike Rack

I'm considering installing a rear rack on the winter warrior.

I'm just wondering about the potential ramifications. For instance, does that limit my ability to remove & replace the rear tire in...
05-04-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By parkbrav

Fabric Softener can work but too much fabric...

Fabric Softener can work but too much fabric softener over time can destroy denim fibers, leading to ripped jeans in inconvenient places...;-)

Is the OP asking because he's riding a bicycle in...
04-04-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By parkbrav

Glad you're ok dude!

Glad you're ok dude!
04-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By parkbrav

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes....

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes. The rear winter tire needed a visit with Professor WD-40. Other than that, they slid right on. Very Psyched for some summer riding!
03-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

vroom vroom thump thump crunch crunch I saw...

vroom vroom thump thump crunch crunch

I saw that guy coming about 300 feet away and just knew he was going to blow past that stop sign.

I also pulled up that intersection on Google Maps - yep,...
03-26-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some...

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some weight so I thought I'd grab some exercise.

At a straightway in a rural area, an area in which I clearly had right-of-way, car #1 comes accelerating...
03-26-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I...

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I noticed that some baby trees and shrubs are already sprouting green leaves up here in NW Boston. Not to brag or anything. March 25th. Early Spring!
03-23-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun...

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun ride" after work, to enjoy the nice weather and extra daylight.

When cycling on Route 38 area, I came across a small "rafter" (flock) of 4 female...
03-15-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By parkbrav

My doctor tells me, if you have an appointment,...

My doctor tells me, if you have an appointment, you should take the entire day.
03-15-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By parkbrav

Great thread, great idea. I am not "calling out...

Great thread, great idea. I am not "calling out sick" but I am using my "flex time" next week to go for a long ride
03-03-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By parkbrav

Hah true Daniel :) I think Meteorological...

Hah true Daniel :)

I think Meteorological seasons were just invented by weather forecasters for shorthand purposes.

Also, note that southern climates and northern climates will never agree as...
03-02-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By parkbrav

The meteorological seasons are defined by the...

The meteorological seasons are defined by the calendar months. So, literally, the passage of time defines the meteorological seasons.

Meteorological Winter: defined as December, January and...
03-01-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,624
Posted By parkbrav

I only have one bike and I keep resolving to get...

I only have one bike and I keep resolving to get a second bike and dedicate "the tank" to winter cycling. but so far one is all I need
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