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06-27-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Jsosborn

Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation....

Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation. Well done! I'm in Palmyra tonight, heading west in the morning after 8 days riding here from NYC. Two of us (out of 4) are on pedal assist...
03-29-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jsosborn

I'm definitely watching out for the obvious...

I'm definitely watching out for the obvious stuff, like paying more attention to cleaning the drive train. I also got the Creo SL at the end of the season and haven't ridden it much yet. I'll...
03-25-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jsosborn

Wow! I've never seen a 9 tooth gear! I'll look....

Wow! I've never seen a 9 tooth gear! I'll look. Thanks!
03-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jsosborn

Maybe this old dog needs to learn something

There seems to be an overwhelming consensus that I should learn to raise my cadence. The fact that it appears that it would fix my two issues; going faster with the existing rig and parts wearing...
03-25-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jsosborn

I've been riding at about 60 for a cadence since...

I've been riding at about 60 for a cadence since Nixon's first term, and I don't see any reason to change now. I use the lowest setting for pedal assist on the Specialized SL's I own, which already...
03-23-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Jsosborn

Larger chainring on Specialized Vado 5.0 SL

With the current 44 tooth Praxis chainring, and a 12 speed 10-45 cassette, I feel like I spend most of my time around on the smallest cassette gear at 20mph at a cadence around 60. So far, I've worn...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jsosborn

Excellent advice! I'm actually bringing a...

Excellent advice! I'm actually bringing a Brompton M6L as a spare. People have ridden them across the US, but mostly I'm bringing it because a 5th bike better pack small.
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jsosborn

The cassette and chain on my bike don't last a...

The cassette and chain on my bike don't last a year. Due to a bad knee, I'm riding a low power pedal assist Specialized Vado 5.0 SL EQ, and it eats the 12 speed cassettes and chains like I go...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jsosborn

Thanks all

Thanks for all the input. I service my own bikes, as do the others with me. Iíve got all the usual spares and the tools to replace them. Each bike has a spare chain, cassette, tire, tubes, brake...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jsosborn

What tools to take on private supported cross US tour?

Four family members are planning a half cross US ride this June and July from NYC to around Minneapolis, and finishing it in 2023. We've always toured unsupported, but for this trip, we want to take...
08-03-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,846
Posted By Jsosborn

Yup, I should have noted that I switched to a...

Yup, I should have noted that I switched to a 250w pedal assist bike last year. It really upped my mileage.
08-03-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,846
Posted By Jsosborn

At 62, I'm happy to get in 500 miles a month so...

At 62, I'm happy to get in 500 miles a month so far this year. Try to ride at least 4 days a week, and 15 miles is sort of a minimum. Usually a 100+ mile weekend twice a month, and a 50+ mile ride...
07-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 981,869
Posted By Jsosborn

2021 Specialized Vado SL 5.0 EQ

Love this bike! Over 2,000 miles since I got it (March 29-July29), with about half of that bike touring on gravel, dirt and pavement.
Forum: Northeast
05-26-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Jsosborn

It might not be your cup of tea, but there are...

It might not be your cup of tea, but there are some great rides around Southern Maine. I live just across the border in Durham, NH, but have done a few weekends taking the Amtrak Downeaster to...
Forum: Touring
05-17-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 2,458,838
Posted By Jsosborn

Loaded for 3 day solo 155 miler last weekend

I"m training for a longer 12 day ride from Maine to Philly starting Memorial Day. Staying in hotels and eating at restaurants makes the gear carrying simpler. I really like the kit that all snaps on...
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