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Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

That's been there for at least 3 weeks, I saw it...

That's been there for at least 3 weeks, I saw it twice on my Wednesday commute and I skipped last week. It's an odd sight indeed, and I think your theory about the owner finding it wheelless is...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By autonomy

And on the way back detoured about 10 mins to...

And on the way back detoured about 10 mins to stop at Stone Cow Brewery in Barre where I sampled their delicious beers and happen to witness the most amazing moonrise in my life.
...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By autonomy

From a couple weeks ago, I went out to Gate 40...

From a couple weeks ago, I went out to Gate 40 again on a Sunday afternoon. Rolled down to Dana Center, then took a right on Skinner Road to Grave's Landing. Not a lot of mileage today - 9 with...
Forum: Northeast
12-06-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

That is awesome, thanks for sharing! As much as I...

That is awesome, thanks for sharing! As much as I would hate losing BFRT as a gravel trail, the last vote - to keep it as is - felt like a stick in the wheel of cycling infrastructure progress. The...
Forum: Northeast
11-21-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

The houses abutting the MM aren't the most...

The houses abutting the MM aren't the most glamorous in Lexington, but I bet there's no way Lexington would've allowed public transit to go through there. Which is kind of sad, when you think about...
11-16-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By autonomy

It was briefly snowing last night! Some frigid...

It was briefly snowing last night! Some frigid night temps for the next couple of weeks. Don't worry, I'm sure we'll still have those 50-60 degree days in December
11-11-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,175
Posted By autonomy

I've worn through the stock pads on my TRP...

I've worn through the stock pads on my TRP Spyres, on another set now, and I have to say - I like these brakes but they are definitely getting compressionless housing at some point
Forum: Commuting
11-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,383
Posted By autonomy

:lol: they make it hard to see stuff people drop!...

:lol: they make it hard to see stuff people drop!

I did spot this in the leaves:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,769
Posted By autonomy

That looks like a KMC quick link. They're...

That looks like a KMC quick link. They're typically stamped with chain size (10S, 11S...). datlas, I can't really tell from your pictures, but are the links in the counterfeit chain chamfered?...
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By autonomy

This a very-well written, educational post,...

This a very-well written, educational post, thanks! I've seen these types of canisters in pictures of single-burner camp stoves, e.g. https://www.rei.com/product/187621/eureka-sprk-camp-stove, so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,999
Posted By autonomy

From a couple weeks ago in NH Swift River at...

From a couple weeks ago in NH

Swift River at the Albany covered bridge...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,383
Posted By autonomy

Been meaning to post here for a while. Not all of...

Been meaning to post here for a while. Not all of these are not commuting finds, but this is the best place for them. It's like a new hobby for me, I get in the flow and I start looking for things on...
Forum: Touring
10-07-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By autonomy

Your trip sounds awesome regardless of how you...

Your trip sounds awesome regardless of how you will end up structuring it! I drove around half of Mallorca for 2 weeks in late August. Prices in Palma are lower for food and drink, Alcudia and Port...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By autonomy

This is what I do and it works except in those...

This is what I do and it works except in those cases where you don't see one and it just darts out at you
10-04-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,091
Posted By autonomy

Homebrewer here. We deal with plastic hoses all...

Homebrewer here. We deal with plastic hoses all the time

To get rid of mold, soak in hot water and fragrance-free Oxyclean. If that doesn't do it, use a brush or a piece of string with a paper...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

It's a little bit harder to access (probably best...

It's a little bit harder to access (probably best by taking the Mass Ave hill but you could also do the flatter Lincoln St to Marrett Rd. over 95 though that area isn't super great if you're not...
09-27-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By autonomy

Even the same hill can be measured in two...

Even the same hill can be measured in two different ways. Here's the elevation profile of a local 'hill' if you were to ride it in the north-south direction:...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

I haven't been riding as often or as far as I...

I haven't been riding as often or as far as I would like to recently. Not a good preparation for my first planned century (NH Seacoast Ride)! So on Saturday I executed a very last-minute, late-night...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By autonomy

Went right after breakfast just to see what it's...

Went right after breakfast just to see what it's like, ended up staying for an hour before heading out to the ocean! Weather was fantastic all weekend long, HUGE lines in the evening at the local...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By autonomy

Didn't get to explore as much, but quality over...

Didn't get to explore as much, but quality over quantity!

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The new end...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By autonomy

Very useful info. My understanding of seatpacks...

Very useful info. My understanding of seatpacks is that they were solving specific problems (rear suspension or carbon bike = no rack, narrow trails = snagging on vegetation) but they've also become...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By autonomy

I'm excited! I have been to Wellfleet only a...

I'm excited! I have been to Wellfleet only a handful of times (rail trail, riding through on the way to PTown), never enough to explore, but I just booked a weekend in August at the Wellfleet Hollow...
07-15-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By autonomy

I have been using these $6 Delta...

I have been using these $6 Delta (https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Alloy-Bottle-Cage-Black/dp/B00H5MQKX2/) cages for years with 21 and 24 oz Podium bottles, never ever had one ejected even on...
07-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By autonomy

That's good to know, I actually hate how...

That's good to know, I actually hate how difficult the Road Morph is to get off the Presta valves, always afraid to snap them off
Forum: Touring
07-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By autonomy

All backpacking sources I've read recommend Nido....

All backpacking sources I've read recommend Nido.
I just saw a post somewhere about someone finding Horizon Organic Instant Whole Milk at Costco and it tasted great.
I have tried using random-brand...
07-11-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By autonomy

I have been using a Road Morph for who knows how...

I have been using a Road Morph for who knows how long, just move it between my road/gravel bikes as necessary. Just had to fix a post-rail-trail flat on vacation on a 700x50mm tire recently and have...
07-11-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By autonomy

I bought the AirStreamz and they do exactly what...

I bought the AirStreamz and they do exactly what I was hoping they would: block enough noise (most of it) that I can now have a conversation without yelling with my daughter behind me, a riding...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

Congrats on the new wheels! Now the next natural...

Congrats on the new wheels! Now the next natural thing, of course, is to definitely put bigger tires on it!
I was pleasantly surprised to see the Trek store in that plaza as well as a new beer...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,570
Posted By autonomy

I've been looking for minimal-clearance fenders...

I've been looking for minimal-clearance fenders for 50mm tires and the best I could find was a recommendation for SKS speedrockers, though they advertise only up to 42mm, from this thread...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By autonomy

I just got back from Stowe and I echo this...

I just got back from Stowe and I echo this sentiment. Granted, I was in a very touristy location, but it was the VT plates that surprised me the most with unnecessary close passes on practically...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By autonomy

You'll get so many different answers! I would...

You'll get so many different answers!
I would want to ride in Europe near the Atlantic Coast. France, Spain, Portugal. Maybe starting in Ireland and heading south. Not sure if something like that...
06-21-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By autonomy

Yup... My first search did not produce what I...

Yup... My first search did not produce what I expected! This is a timely thread as I was just complaining about wind noise yesterday and wanted to continue looking for a solution

Has anyone tried...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,522
Posted By autonomy

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.46399/-71...

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.46399/-71.35789
I always wondered about those sections, they must be secluded and overgrown. Post some pics if you make it there.

I have been to this...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By autonomy

Yes, this. I've only driven through but it looked...

Yes, this. I've only driven through but it looked magnificient.
https://www.routeverte.com/en/discover/?carte=https://carte.routeverte.com/rv/?locale=en
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By autonomy

I have been using a Garmin Vivoactive for ages...

I have been using a Garmin Vivoactive for ages for both cycling and hiking. There are some very useful apps out there. I use it primarily to record my activities. Almost as important to me are the...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By autonomy

Nooo, you can't talk about PTdN without...

Nooo, you can't talk about PTdN without mentioning in the Véloroute des Bleuets (https://veloroutedesbleuets.com/)!
A couple more Canadian ones:
Cabot Trail...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By autonomy

My route separately, since I can't attach more...

My route separately, since I can't attach more than 10 images
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Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By autonomy

Quabbin Watershed

I didn't see a separate Quabbin thread, seems like it's worth creating one to collect ideas and experiences. Lots of good riding in the area.
A couple weeks ago I got a chance to go out on an...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,581
Posted By autonomy

I didn't use a flush toilet but bathroom seemed...

I didn't use a flush toilet but bathroom seemed OK, maybe a 4/5. One of the faucets didn't work and the floor was totally wet. Shower was pretty good, individual 'rooms' with a small lobby. There was...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,581
Posted By autonomy

Sharp eye! The reason I started from P7 was...

Sharp eye! The reason I started from P7 was because I camped the night before at Curlew Pond (drove there first, they sent me to HQ for my pass, drove back...). In the morning, since I wasn't sure...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,581
Posted By autonomy

Yup! I have been meaning to make it out here for...

Yup! I have been meaning to make it out here for a looong time, your posts have inspired me. This place turned out to be way bigger than I thought (that's always my problem with maps). I am starting...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,581
Posted By autonomy

Continued due to image limit ...

Continued due to image limit


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This is where it turned into type II...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,581
Posted By autonomy

That's the official DCR trail map...

That's the official DCR trail map (https://www.mass.gov/doc/myles-standish-trail-map/download) and it's pretty good. I wish DCR would use different colors to denote trail use, rather than dashes,...
05-10-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,572
Posted By autonomy

I only clicked on that link an didn't bother with...

I only clicked on that link an didn't bother with the rest because of this:



Yeah, that's not an indication of a problem with disc brakes and QR. More like "preventing a rare accident in case...
05-10-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,572
Posted By autonomy

And those tires! 40mm party in the front, 25mm...

And those tires! 40mm party in the front, 25mm business in the back? What am I looking at?

P.S. I've ridden two mountain bikes and now an adventure bike with disc brakes for the last 20 years, and...
05-05-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By autonomy

A good decision, IMO. What happened when you were...

A good decision, IMO. What happened when you were a kid, with kid bikes and kid resources, may not directly translate to your experiences today. Can you identify the actual problems with pumping your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,958
Posted By autonomy

I had that same observation at the last couple of...

I had that same observation at the last couple of events I was at. So many shiny, new, 'serious'-looking bikes! It was nice to ogle some of them. But also plenty of older bikes, guys just riding.
...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,787
Posted By autonomy

Lots of interesting discussion here but I believe...

Lots of interesting discussion here but I believe a lot of it misses the original request by the OP. In my experience, all of the elevation estimates are just that. Estimates. That is corroborated by...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,043
Posted By autonomy

Second those recommendations. I have been using a...

Second those recommendations. I have been using a DE razor for over a decade but my facial hair is more of a nuisance rather than a manly feature. I don't tour with this but I travel a bit. Arko...
03-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By autonomy

A couple of points - I have TRP Spyres too. My...

A couple of points - I have TRP Spyres too. My pads are worn, unevenly, and I'm getting ready to replace them - just less than 3300 on the bike. Reportedly, the OEM pads in Spyres are a. fast-wearing...
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