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Posted By billyymc

Two of us are going to do a test ride this...

Two of us are going to do a test ride this weekend to begin checking out the trail. From the posts here, doing the 360/24 seems unfeasible if not impossible. Perhaps this weekend's ride will put an...
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Posted By billyymc

Well it would seem we have more than a little...

Well it would seem we have more than a little homework to do, and based on the feedback in this thread this is a low probability of happening.

Not giving up without doing some on the ground...
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Posted By billyymc

Thanks everyone - all good points an info. I...

Thanks everyone - all good points an info.

I have a couple other riders who are considering this nonsense! We've decided that we need some substantial planning and scouting if we are going to...
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Posted By billyymc

I'd carry a fair amount with me - either in a...

I'd carry a fair amount with me - either in a lumbar pack or an on-bike bag of some type. The trail passes through towns (and some of it is on roads), but obviously wouldn't want to go searching for...
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Posted By billyymc

Erie Canal Trail - 360 miles, 24 hours

Coming to the well of experience to ask your thoughts on this ride. Putting in some decent rides this year, with a couple doubles planned soon, plus several quite climby centuries.

Longest ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By billyymc

I have a set of Chester's on my single speed....

I have a set of Chester's on my single speed. Have used them on my mountain bike. I would recommend you get a better (but similar) pedal that has hollow pins instead of the solid pins like on the...
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Posted By billyymc

I don't have much advice to offer, but wanted to...

I don't have much advice to offer, but wanted to say that I occasionally ride with a guy who had a stroke. He's about 39 or so, and had a stroke when he was 32. I've never talked with him much about...
11-14-18, 04:16 AM
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Posted By billyymc

You complained incorrectly about a missing...

You complained incorrectly about a missing hyphen, and then you mistakenly used complement instead of compliment. C'mon, this is an important thread. You can do better.
11-02-18, 04:52 AM
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Posted By billyymc

Yes absolutely try replacing the cable housing...

Yes absolutely try replacing the cable housing (and just use another new cable while you're at it).

My experience is that the cable housing, especially the loop from the chainstay to the rear...
10-26-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,389
Posted By billyymc

Love winter. Wish it were longer, and snowier. ...

Love winter. Wish it were longer, and snowier.

Wait you guys do know there's a sport called skiing that you do on the snow right? ;)
10-07-18, 04:22 AM
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Posted By billyymc

Would have been easier to get it clean by just...

Would have been easier to get it clean by just taking it off the bike and soaking it in some soapy water, rinsing it in hot water stream, letting it dry and re-lubing. I've done it, it works fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By billyymc

I have a set of Chesters, and another flat pedal...

I have a set of Chesters, and another flat pedal - I think a discontinued Crank Brothers model - that I've used on both MTB, SS, and my road bike (went back to mostly clipless on this).

The...
09-26-18, 03:54 AM
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Views: 2,238
Posted By billyymc

They were a group of 10 or so riding a MUP at 21...

They were a group of 10 or so riding a MUP at 21 mph. I can't imagine anyone would have to wolf down carbs at that pace on a flat group ride.
09-23-18, 04:23 AM
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Posted By billyymc

Do this before you do anything else...grease the...

Do this before you do anything else...grease the skewer and make sure the wheel is seated properly and the skewer is tight.
09-12-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By billyymc

My advice with regard to eating and hydration is...

My advice with regard to eating and hydration is not to eat a LOT, but to eat early in the ride. I've done some long rides this year, including a solo double century a few weeks ago. My weak point is...
Forum: Foo
09-11-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By billyymc

Yep, do that. I do this all the time with change...

Yep, do that. I do this all the time with change because I really don't like carrying change around. So if I will frequently leave a stack of coins on a ledge or some obvious spot outside or just...
08-27-18, 04:34 AM
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Posted By billyymc

I'll put mine here since I just did it three days...

I'll put mine here since I just did it three days ago.

203.4 miles with about 6,200 feet of climbing. All solo except for 15 miles where a friend met me and pulled for a bit early in the ride....
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Posted By billyymc

Follow up on this. I did my double...

Follow up on this.

I did my double yesterday, solo except for 15 miles where a friend met and pulled me.

203.4 miles, a little over 6k feet climbing, 11:50 moving time for about 17.2 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 05:45 AM
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Posted By billyymc

The Internet

The Internet
Forum: Foo
08-14-18, 04:21 AM
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Posted By billyymc

I draw the line at beer. I will not buy and...

I draw the line at beer. I will not buy and Diageo products - Guinness, Stella - that are sold in 15.2 oz bottles or whatever size they use now. They started it in the beer space as far as I know, so...
08-06-18, 03:38 AM
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Posted By billyymc

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,075
Posted By billyymc

I have a Subaru with CVT and paddle shifters....

I have a Subaru with CVT and paddle shifters. Paddle shifter just keeps the transmission locked in one pre-set position.

CVTs don't shift.

I think a couple of you are missing the point. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,075
Posted By billyymc

If your CVT is shifting you should probably have...

If your CVT is shifting you should probably have it checked.
Forum: Foo
07-20-18, 04:03 AM
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Posted By billyymc

Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
07-20-18, 03:49 AM
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Posted By billyymc

If you do decide to replace the Walmart bike, ask...

If you do decide to replace the Walmart bike, ask your friend (who seems perhaps a little knowledgeable about bikes) to help you shop Craigslist. In most areas you can consistently find good to very...
07-14-18, 02:11 PM
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Posted By billyymc

Wheelset under $600

Have been doing some research but can't seem to find any good answers. Looking to upgrade the stock wheels on my 2014 Breezer Repack Expert, but maybe it's not even worth it.

Here's a description...
07-05-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By billyymc

WHen I first tried ridewithgps, Strava, and MMR...

WHen I first tried ridewithgps, Strava, and MMR several years ago I never had an issue with dropping the signal. I would assume my current phone is better than the one I had a few years ago, but...
07-05-18, 03:49 AM
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Views: 535
Posted By billyymc

What you're saying intuitively makes sense of...

What you're saying intuitively makes sense of course - my $100 phone won't be as good as an $800 phone - but it did record 93 miles of the century I did yesterday.

Metieval - I always leave the...
07-04-18, 03:33 PM
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Posted By billyymc

Interesting. Phone isn't that old, but not a high...

Interesting. Phone isn't that old, but not a high end phone. Galaxy J7 Sky Pro...service is Tracfone (go ahead and laugh, it suits my needs well and averages out to about $12 per month including the...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-18, 03:28 PM
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Posted By billyymc

I guess maybe I'm confused. I thought you were...

I guess maybe I'm confused. I thought you were ragging on people getting ready for a triathlon. I.e. - they were racers. So it made sense to me they were wearing racing kit - specifically triathlon...
07-04-18, 03:17 PM
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Posted By billyymc

RidewithGPS dropping signal - common?

Several years ago I tried all the bike apps - Strava, ridewithgps, MMR - and after using each for a bit lost interest.


Recently I've tried ridewithgps again for the purpose of recording a couple...
Forum: Foo
07-03-18, 03:12 PM
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Posted By billyymc

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Forum: Commuting
06-30-18, 04:23 PM
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Views: 4,648
Posted By billyymc

Joey you seem to have some anger issues. At least...

Joey you seem to have some anger issues. At least these people are out riding. Who cares what they want to dress like or spend their own money on? It seems to me that you're the sad one here dude,...
06-29-18, 12:09 PM
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Posted By billyymc

I can tell you what will happen..you will...

I can tell you what will happen..you will eventually pop the brake piston out and the oil in the caliper, hose, and lever reservoir will all come pouring out. Ask me how I know. haha

I suppose...
06-29-18, 10:48 AM
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Views: 1,108
Posted By billyymc

I totally missed that you're talking about a...

I totally missed that you're talking about a unicycle.

I'd recommend getting a second wheel to make everything easier! ha

I've been thinking about trying a unicycle. Next time I see one cheap...
06-28-18, 02:05 PM
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Posted By billyymc

The WI hub is over $300. You can get a dura ace...

The WI hub is over $300. You can get a dura ace rear for about $250 if you try. And an ultegra for under $100.

I know I would never perceive the difference in either performance or durability...
06-27-18, 10:54 AM
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Views: 1,543
Posted By billyymc

You commuted 120 miles? Was that one way or round...

You commuted 120 miles? Was that one way or round trip?
06-27-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By billyymc

If you want to ride, but don't have time for the...

If you want to ride, but don't have time for the ride you were thinking about, find a different ride. Sometimes riding doesn't have to be about pushing it. There are times I go out and just wander. I...
06-27-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,934
Posted By billyymc

Agree with you on that, and I tell people the...

Agree with you on that, and I tell people the same. Otherwise I feel responsible to help them assemble and go over the bike.
06-27-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By billyymc

I'm confused. How long is the ride you are...

I'm confused. How long is the ride you are talking about?

If you don't feel like riding, don't. Find something else that you feel like doing until you feel like riding.

Unless you're being paid...
06-27-18, 08:05 AM
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Posted By billyymc

If the guy didn't test multiple versions of the...

If the guy didn't test multiple versions of the crank in an objective and scientific manner, where's the proof they're prone to failure? It's anecdotal, and probably not accurate. Same thing with...
06-27-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,934
Posted By billyymc

Tom - I think a lot of people, even experienced...

Tom - I think a lot of people, even experienced people, fall into the trap of believing something just because they hear it so much. So you hear over and over that FSA cranks are crap, and you begin...
06-26-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,934
Posted By billyymc

Tom, I suppose for the lower end bikes that's...

Tom, I suppose for the lower end bikes that's true. A couple hours of labor will add a lot of cost to a low priced BD bike. I would never suggest BD to someone who I didn't think could do a...
06-26-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,934
Posted By billyymc

Too large a generalization. I've purchased many...

Too large a generalization. I've purchased many bikes online, from BD, Nashbar, Performance, and Ibex. Road bikes, mountain bikes, single speeds. They all come in about the same approximate state of...
06-14-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,316
Posted By billyymc

Three. Tricross Comp I use as a road bike....

Three.

Tricross Comp I use as a road bike. It does everything in what I consider the road realm well enough. Group rides - no problem, never an issue with the bike holding me back. Century or more...
06-14-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By billyymc

I've never used road clipless, but use MTB...

I've never used road clipless, but use MTB clipless on my road and mtb, so I"m not sure if what I"m about to say works with road clipless.

I've found with the mtb clipless pedals I've been able to...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,206
Posted By billyymc

wph probably knows way more about physics than I...

wph probably knows way more about physics than I do but - I believe a heavier object traveling at the same speed as a lighter object has greater momentum. Assuming there were no difference in drag or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By billyymc

Yeah that looks hard. That section where it hits...

Yeah that looks hard. That section where it hits 20% is going to be painful no matter what bike. I didn't really look that hard at the specifics until now. I think I'd take the bike with the lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By billyymc

It's 35 miles with 2300 feet of climbing. You're...

It's 35 miles with 2300 feet of climbing. You're over thinking it.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,800
Posted By billyymc

I've been riding with pinned pedals for several...

I've been riding with pinned pedals for several months due to a foot injury that won't allow me to get out of my clipless pedals without a lot of pain. I have to say that on the road, even on steep...
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