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Forum: Northeast
10-10-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By davlafont

The Poultney thrift shop (located behind the...

The Poultney thrift shop (located behind the laundromat) has a nice selection of previously used belts... :p
10-09-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By davlafont

Gravel Grind routes in Vermont

https://slatevalleytrails.org/gravel-ride-network

I recently discovered this organization and their map of gravel grinder routes. Very well organized and nicely done site. The overall network is...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By davlafont

VT: Slate Valley Trails

https://slatevalleytrails.org/

I'm very happy to have discovered Slate Valley Trails and want to share the resource here for anyone interested. Based out of Poultney Vermont, the organization has...
10-02-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

Been there! I rode the 45-mile non-race version...

Been there! I rode the 45-mile non-race version of the 1st annual Jersey Gravel Grinder. Good stuff. The course had a full spectrum of surfaces: city/town streets, fast state/county routes (roadie...
10-02-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,886
Posted By davlafont

Indeed, truing has so many variables involved;...

Indeed, truing has so many variables involved; individual spoke tensions will never be equal. But, you've got them all at a starting point. Now go through and smooth out the wobbles in the rim. I...
10-01-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/28313578 What...

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/28313578

What a great ride!

I met thehammerdog and we swapped stories. He took off with the race group but... he stopped racing at Mile 3.7 to play good Samaritan...
09-28-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

That's the idea. I'm not sure *I* can handle...

That's the idea. I'm not sure *I* can handle rougher terrain, but I'm willing to find out.

Earlier in the summer--before this bike arrived--I took a reconnaissance ride with my 26" hardtail MTB to...
09-26-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

No, I just wasn't thinking about the little pool...

No, I just wasn't thinking about the little pool left in the tire so it all spilled out as I pulled the tire off and made me curse. I'm learning, little by little. I'll take your advice to drain the...
09-26-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

As promised, here's my report on swapping tires...

As promised, here's my report on swapping tires for the Jersey Gravel Grinder: not hard but not super easy.

Pulling the road tires off wasn't too difficult now that I've developed the technique....
09-25-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

I'm genuinely curious--not picking a fight--what...

I'm genuinely curious--not picking a fight--what do you consider to be good gravel? Up here in the Skylands we have serious MTB trails and courses, lots of rail trails (both developed and not), and...
09-25-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

53 total registrants in all categories as of...

53 total registrants in all categories as of today. Weather forecast shows partly cloudy, high of 66F. Fingers crossed...
09-25-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,481
Posted By davlafont

Slightspeed, the tires are 32mm width mounted on...

Slightspeed, the tires are 32mm width mounted on 27" Sun CR-18 rims, which I believe are 18mm internal. I had originally purchased CR-13s and discovered they were more narrow than I intended (those...
09-24-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

So, I rode the 63-mile course of the Gran Fondo...

So, I rode the 63-mile course of the Gran Fondo NJ with my shiny red SuperX. Great fun! The bike handled the distance with aplomb, never wearing me down or feeling squirrley. It was rainy with temps...
09-24-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,481
Posted By davlafont

Late season update: This year I've been focused...

Late season update: This year I've been focused on my new bike but I did put some miles on the S/C earlier in the summer. I did some morning exercise and commuting in April, Bike-to-work challenge in...
09-18-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By davlafont

So. Much. Awesome. The color variations...

So. Much. Awesome.

The color variations you've played with all look good but without the context of a saddle it's hard to know which looks "right." Nice that you've kept the original (?) brown...
09-18-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

Good question! I've asked it on the YouTube...

Good question! I've asked it on the YouTube video. Let's see if they answer...
09-18-18, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

https://youtu.be/1T7l4nA1NpA Looks like this...

https://youtu.be/1T7l4nA1NpA

Looks like this will be fun!
Forum: Northeast
09-17-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,791
Posted By davlafont

Another approach is volunteerism. That's a labor...

Another approach is volunteerism. That's a labor of love that can get old quickly. But if someone (else) rallied behind these spans as a cause, a quality of life issue, a GoFundMe campaign, etc.,...
09-07-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

I'm registered for the 45-mile fun group. I...

I'm registered for the 45-mile fun group. I tried to bring a friend but he has another commitment. I've reached out to another, although he's not crazy about gravel (yet?). We'll see...
09-07-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By davlafont

Yeah... we're gonna need you to add more pics,...

Yeah... we're gonna need you to add more pics, mkay? :p

Seriously, nice ride! Looks like a dyno hub up front? That bag looks big enough to LIVE out of! I like the suggestion of matching the...
08-20-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

Did my first ride on the road tires. Exactly...

Did my first ride on the road tires. Exactly what I intended them to be.

Removal of the Riddlers went a little better in the comfort of my garage. Without the added pressure of being on the side...
08-20-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

Sweet! I'm tentative but interested in the...

Sweet! I'm tentative but interested in the 45-mile GG. It may fill up before I can commit, but I'll try to make this happen.
08-17-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By davlafont

Name? Site? Club? Curious...

Name? Site? Club? Curious...
08-17-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,355
Posted By davlafont

I once woke up sprawled out in an intersection....

I once woke up sprawled out in an intersection. As my situation became clear (oh snap! I'm sprawled out in the middle of an intersection!!!), I crab walked my way to the nearest curb with astounding...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By davlafont

You might try it yourself:...

You might try it yourself: https://youtu.be/YdibmxBuMy0
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By davlafont

Outcome? I was shopping these two bikes...

Outcome?

I was shopping these two bikes specifically in the early spring of this year. As mentioned above (and on Cannondale's site) the SE lineup is more "all road" focused. I personally thought...
08-14-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

Thanks. I also wrote about my urban excursion(s)...

Thanks. I also wrote about my urban excursion(s) earlier this month in the regional forum since it wasn't very gravel-y. ...
08-13-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

Got my first flat yesterday. "Dave, how did you...

Got my first flat yesterday. "Dave, how did you get a flat with WTB tubeless tires?" Reasonable question. The bike came assembled tubeless "ready" but not tubeless. Out with friends yesterday on...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

Ooops I did it again

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/26327331

Opportunity knocked yesterday for me to repeat my ride out to Glen Cove, this time using my new route. I stretched it to 40 miles incorporating the feedback...
07-27-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By davlafont

The filter is preventing my attempted signature...

The filter is preventing my attempted signature change. Let’s see if it will post here (and can anyone tell me what censored word I’ve used; perhaps I’ll see the stars in this post?):

Dave // “SŪ...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

I'm strictly talking weekends. I'll be sure to...

I'm strictly talking weekends. I'll be sure to time it right so that I'm nowhere near the 25mph group ride, a situation I would find to be more hazardous that any truck traffic on city streets!
Forum: Northeast
07-27-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

Thanks. I've taken ferdinand's comments into...

Thanks.

I've taken ferdinand's comments into consideration and plotted a new route between the same two points.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28173065

Some salient features are: a half-tour...
07-26-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By davlafont

Any chance of seeing the route for this?

Any chance of seeing the route for this?
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

oldnslow2: Nice! I've looked back at your SuperX...

oldnslow2: Nice! I've looked back at your SuperX posts and I see we have a similar viewpoint on the bike. A little off-roading now and then, or mixed in as part of a longer ride, but mostly...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

Thanks for the insight Ferdinand. Now that I...

Thanks for the insight Ferdinand. Now that I know riding out to the marina is a legit option, I will certainly consider the roads you describe. But honestly, I've got no issue with riding with the...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By davlafont

NYC Trip report: Manhattan to Glen Cove, LI

I’ve enjoying reading other people’s ride stories lately so I thought I’d share my experiences with an urban trek I took last weekend.

Background:
I recently bought a new bike, a Cannondale...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By davlafont

Yup. There's a reason why I-78 runs through...

Yup. There's a reason why I-78 runs through there. At the north end of this ridge is Patterson and I-80 passes through there for the same reason. The exception that proves the rule is the...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By davlafont

Meh. I'm no Randonneur, but a 54-miler doesn't...

Meh. I'm no Randonneur, but a 54-miler doesn't seem to be especially long. Psychologically it's long journey (Norwalk? That's way the f out in Connecticut!). I just rode from uptown Manhattan through...
07-16-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,781
Posted By davlafont

Plenty of low-budget bikes had (and still have)...

Plenty of low-budget bikes had (and still have) side-pulls worthy of cursing. But the top brands had top-end caliper models too. There's plenty of debate as to the relative merits of center-pull...
07-13-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,781
Posted By davlafont

Welcome to BF and to C&V in particular! I think...

Welcome to BF and to C&V in particular! I think you're in for a great experience based on your introduction. You've done some research and you seem to have a handle on what you know and what you...
07-07-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By davlafont

LOL! Sometimes you just have to raise your hand...

LOL! Sometimes you just have to raise your hand and admit, ďhello, my name is Dave, I am a dork.Ē
07-07-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By davlafont

Iíll take it. Iíve wrapped the chain on my...

Iíll take it.

Iíve wrapped the chain on my Super Course twice this year. I think Iíve adjusted the RD to prevent that, but some insurance wouldnít hurt. The first wrap gouged four spokes bad...
07-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9d1d4b04_6627_4d00_b039_844c9cb44382_7d2be5955c1ed0424f0ce9f69672c40b664498fc.jpeg
Maybe this shot is a better color match...
07-06-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

I hope it's really a 2019 because my initial...

I hope it's really a 2019 because my initial order for a 2018 was met with, "no longer in stock; would you like to order the 2019 for a few dollars more and red paint not orange?"
(These photos...
07-06-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By davlafont

New SuperX in New Jersey

So… add me to the list of new gravel grinder owners. I took delivery this week of a 2019 Cannondale SuperX Force 1 SE:
...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By davlafont

Good on ya Ferdinand! One day I'll do this ride,...

Good on ya Ferdinand! One day I'll do this ride, but at a more leisurely pace with an overnight stay in the Rutgers area (New Brunswick). My sister used to live very near the Delaware River in...
07-03-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,287
Posted By davlafont

I just took delivery of a brand new SuperX (in...

I just took delivery of a brand new SuperX (in fact, I think it’s a 2019). I went with the SE for reasons described by Shoota. The SuperX frameset is what it is. I compared the Force 1 build to...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By davlafont

Best wishes on the ride! I look forward to the...

Best wishes on the ride! I look forward to the trip log, preferably in this thread.
Forum: Northeast
06-25-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By davlafont

If you're comfortable riding in the city on any...

If you're comfortable riding in the city on any and all streets, your route works. It looks like you are, since you've chosen to head up Amsterdam Ave. and then across on Fordham Road. (Many people...
06-13-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,208
Posted By davlafont

I'm considering it. I weigh 175 lbs. so I bought...

I'm considering it. I weigh 175 lbs. so I bought the X2. I'm approaching 200 miles on my saddle since April and I'm still adding more tension. I'm following the instructions: only tighten enough...
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