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09-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By groth

Accidental Pie Ride

Did the "Twin Lights Ride...
09-05-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By groth

Weren't you also supposed to post a picture of...

Weren't you also supposed to post a picture of the pie?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By groth

Not sure what kind of shifter she currently has....

Not sure what kind of shifter she currently has. If it's a brifter - integrated brake and shifter - that will not work from the left hand side - the forces required would be in the wrong direction...
08-07-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,671
Posted By groth

I have several bikes and the handlebar mounted...

I have several bikes and the handlebar mounted mirrors had to be mounted in different places (you can't use a bar end mount if you have bar end shifters). Also, my left arm would get in the way of...
08-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,671
Posted By groth

I have a helmet mounted mirror. It works well,...

I have a helmet mounted mirror. It works well, but it still has a blind spot: just to the left rear of me. Most cars I can hear, but slow moving (electric?) cars are problematic as well as cyclists...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By groth

The Finger Lakes Cycling Club has posted routes...

The Finger Lakes Cycling Club has posted routes around all the lakes.

https://www.fingerlakescycling.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=704013&module_id=471799

You would think a loop around a...
04-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By groth

By any chance, were there electrical wires above...

By any chance, were there electrical wires above you at/near the locations of the dips?
03-10-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By groth

I use friction tape - what used to be known as...

I use friction tape - what used to be known as electrical tape before vinyl took over. It's very thin, and with arthritis in the thumbs, I don't want the bars any fatter than necessary.
01-05-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Only 50+ members would remember this!

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Yogi Berra:


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11-15-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,777
Posted By groth

The trail is in fairly good shape. The Hunterdon...

The trail is in fairly good shape. The Hunterdon County (High Bridge to Califon) segment is fairly smooth for an unpaved trail. The Morris County segment is quite a bit rougher. There are two deep...
11-13-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,777
Posted By groth

On the Columbia Trail, near High Bridge, NJ, November 6, 2021

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10-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

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Got a chuckle when I spotted this!
08-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By groth

Great all around bike!

I have a 2020 model. I use it for riding around, for shopping and errands, and this past summer on a 4 day credit card tour. Here it is returning from the the weekly grocery shopping trip:

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07-02-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By groth

Not too far from you is the W&OD rail trail. It's...

Not too far from you is the W&OD rail trail. It's one of the nicest rail trails I've ever been on! My friend and I tacked on a two day out and back on the W&OD at the end of a week long visit to the...
06-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By groth

Tandem Trike

Most of my miles are on an upright two wheeler, but I have had a Greenspeed Tandem Trike since 2005. It's named "Big Red." I got it in hopes of getting my wife some exercise. She had severe...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By groth

If it were me, I'd try to make the pedals and...

If it were me, I'd try to make the pedals and seat have the same geometry as the spin bike. Same crank length, the cages, and the same seat height and set back. This might require crank shorteners...
06-03-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,080
Posted By groth

Wow - where to start. I can remember some things...

Wow - where to start. I can remember some things from over 70 years ago better than I can remember some things from 5 years ago! When very little I had a tricycle. I remember one time the other kids...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,948
Posted By groth

Atmospheres, not PSI?

That can't possibly be correct. A little math: let's say you and the trike weigh 180 lbs together. Then each tire must support 60 lbs (assuming the weight is equally distributed). At 4 lbs per square...
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By groth

When you raised the seat, that was to keep the...

When you raised the seat, that was to keep the knee as straight as possible, right? Now you need to limit the range of movement of the knee and other joints. I would think you not only need to lower...
01-13-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,660
Posted By groth

Almost a year ago, I was run off the road into a...

Almost a year ago, I was run off the road into a serious face plant. The story and pictures are here (https://www.edandjane.net/Home/Bike_Crash,_January_30,_2020_and_later.html). I was off the bike...
01-08-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,434
Posted By groth

Did 4709 for 2020. Was off the bike for 7 weeks...

Did 4709 for 2020. Was off the bike for 7 weeks following being run off the road into a face plant. Figure I would have broken 5000 (my usual in recent years) had that not happened. With the...
01-02-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By groth

I'm pretty sure you have! Didn't you do the FANY...

I'm pretty sure you have! Didn't you do the FANY ride a year or so ago, from Plattsburgh to Poughkeepsie? I believe the finish into Poughkeepsie was on part of this trail system, including the...
01-02-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,770
Posted By groth

Which way did you turn the pedal to tighten it?...

Which way did you turn the pedal to tighten it? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
11-22-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26,498
Views: 3,852,577
Posted By groth

Restoring an English 3 speed hub (not on an English bike!)

Some of you might remember I posted (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/623699-love-english-3-speeds-728.html#post20610175) about restoring my 1972 Raleigh Sports a couple of years ago....
Forum: Northeast
11-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By groth

Some days are better than others!

We did this ride (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/59381138) yesterday with beer and snacks at the pub at Washington's Crossing. A nice day!
11-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

That's an amazing photo! Thanks!

That's an amazing photo!

Thanks!
10-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By groth

Learning how to record the close passages

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No reason to be over the fog line. ...
10-23-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By groth

0 feet in NJ - we don't have a minimum distance...

0 feet in NJ - we don't have a minimum distance law - we should
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Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By groth

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My late wife used a walker. We got a Greenspeed recumbent tandem tricycle. There...
08-30-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Is that a Frank Gehry building?

Is that a Frank Gehry building?
08-19-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

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Yesterday's ride in the Sourlands (central, NJ). My guess is this tree was...
07-27-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,933
Posted By groth

You can screw up with that many bikes!

I have a 2013 Trek 520, a 2020 Trek 520, a 2005 Greenspeed tandem tadpole recumbent trike, a 1972 Raleigh Sports (internal 3 speed hub) and my girlfriend has a bike in my garage. So five different...
07-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By groth

John - It's a 2005 Greenspeed (Australian)....

John - It's a 2005 Greenspeed (Australian). Here's a link describing it's purchase, assembly, and some mods....
07-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By groth

Mini-Parade!

Yes, our Memorial Day and Independence Day parades around here have been canceled. However, we just ride our "float" through town, the same as when we ride it in the regular parade. There's a blue...
07-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By groth

Just use the right one. Keep the left ear open so...

Just use the right one. Keep the left ear open so you can hear "On your left" and other sounds from behind you!
05-11-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By groth

Do you object to a triple crank? You could just...

Do you object to a triple crank? You could just leave it in the granny gear if that's what you really want.

Back in 2013, I bought a Trek 520. It's a touring bike and came with mountain bike...
04-06-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,621
Posted By groth

Appropriate cycling jerseys

Appropriate cycling jerseys. Many of our jerseys have ride based or club based themes. But there are others. I have three very appropriate jerseys:
...
02-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By groth

Thanks!

Thanks everybody for your kind words and encouragement!

Here's a photo of my recovered bike. The only obvious damage is the badly bent fork and a flat front tire. Looks like the front rim is still...
02-01-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By groth

And now, my turn.

So, I'm westbound on Rt. 518, a two lane highway with bike lanes. A small country road, Spring Hill, goes off to the right. A big white SUV, headed westbound, overtakes me and turns right, right in...
12-31-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By groth

New Year's Eve, 2019 Ride

The last ride of 2019 was a 20 miler to Washington's Crossing and back. Total for the year: 4635 miles. Longest rides were about 72 miles. Shortest: 1.2 miles, my comment on that one was "Too windy,...
12-24-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,031
Posted By groth

Well, my bike is a trek 520 loaded up with tools,...

Well, my bike is a trek 520 loaded up with tools, spare parts, etc, so it weighs about 50 lbs. It came with 48-36-26 and 11-32. Swapped out the small ring and the cassette, so it's 48-36-22 and...
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By groth

That is definitely an accomplishment! Should...

That is definitely an accomplishment!

Should you ever get to Central NJ, USA, I invite you to pedal as stoker in my recumbent tandem tricycle.

- Ed
...
11-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Swifty with his holiday scarf at the Southwest...

Swifty with his holiday scarf at the Southwest corner of the Frog Bridge in Willimantic, Connecticut. The Frog Bridge commemorates the Frog Fight (or Fright) of 1754.

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10-22-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Guess I missed you by about three miles.

Guess I missed you by about three miles.
10-21-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Is that the Lambertville/New Hope bridge? Was it...

Is that the Lambertville/New Hope bridge? Was it on Saturday, October 19? Might have come across you guys on my ride (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/41210654) with a friend. - Ed
09-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

This photo reminds me of a funny incident that...

This photo reminds me of a funny incident that occurred roughly 50 years ago. I lived in Scottsdale from 1956-64 when I went off to college. This was the time when airlines where switching from props...
09-15-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,751
Posted By groth

Last NYC Century

Sunday, September 8 was the 30th and last Transportation Alternatives NYC century ride. Since it was the last, I decided to ride my 1972 Raleigh Sports (what we called an English Racer when I was a...
09-12-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26,498
Views: 3,852,577
Posted By groth

You're correct - it's a Dahon.

You're correct - it's a Dahon.
09-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,498
Views: 3,852,577
Posted By groth

Yes, it's gold/bronze. Here's a couple of photos...

Yes, it's gold/bronze. Here's a couple of photos on the Brooklyn Bridge. They're not great - I think too much sun was getting in the aperture. The first has me, Candace, and our bikes. The second has...
09-09-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26,498
Views: 3,852,577
Posted By groth

I was there with my '72 Sports. Did the 55 mile...

I was there with my '72 Sports. Did the 55 mile route (and wound up with 60). Just to see if I could, did the whole ride with using first gear! No walking, but some out of saddle pedaling up some of...
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