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08-12-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,813
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Posted By Consularrider

Looks like I've been away for awhile (over two...

Looks like I've been away for awhile (over two years) and I don't find I answered these questions.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Surly Pugsley fat bike
Kona Rove gravel bike
Jamis...
09-18-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Consularrider

I'm hoping for some pie on the Eastern Shore on...

I'm hoping for some pie on the Eastern Shore on Saturday's metric out of Oxford, MD.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,428
Posted By Consularrider

I have two direct five mile routes, one that is a...

I have two direct five mile routes, one that is a MUP except the last three blocks, and the other that is on road with bike lanes about 50% of the way. The MUP has the advantage of no road...
Forum: Southeast
08-18-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Consularrider

Leesburg to Reston is about 16 miles via the W&OD...

Leesburg to Reston is about 16 miles via the W&OD (roughly mile post 34 to mile post 18). The end of the trail is Purcellville (mile 44.5). So far the trail is not cleared during the winter if it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,073
Posted By Consularrider

borosen _____________________________ 5225 (7587)...

borosen _____________________________ 5225 (7587) [131/133]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 4872.1 (6689.8 total) [128/128]
f1xedgear (NC)_______________________ 4756 [116]
gregf83...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Consularrider

Also check out the Washington Area Bike Forum...

Also check out the Washington Area Bike Forum (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/forum.php). They have several regular posters who mostly ride fixed gear. Overall the MUPs (multi-use-paths) are either...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By Consularrider

Here's a link to an old discussion thread...

Here's a link to an old discussion thread (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?519-runners-in-bike-lanes-how-to-handle) on the topic in the Washington Area Bicylce Forum. The only problems...
07-25-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Consularrider

Western Maryland Rail Trail...

Western Maryland Rail Trail (http://www.westernmarylandrailtrail.org/WMRT/) and Cheasepeake and Ohio (http://www.candobicycle.com/) (from the canal) Hancock, Maryland.
07-11-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Consularrider

Come 2050, I doubt there will be few if any baby...

Come 2050, I doubt there will be few if any baby boomers driving cars anyway.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-11-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By Consularrider

Central Indiana covers a lot of ground. In...

Central Indiana covers a lot of ground. In Bloomington I like Bikesmiths (http://bikesmiths.net/) and the Bicycle Doctor (http://www.bicycledoctorusa.net/). Both have done a good job on my 1984 or...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,073
Posted By Consularrider

borosen______________________________ 4591 (6381)...

borosen______________________________ 4591 (6381) [114/116]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 4154.9 (5797.6 total) [109/109]
f1xedgear (NC)_______________________ 4018 [98]
gregf83...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Consularrider

I can't really answer your question, but the...

I can't really answer your question, but the major obstacle to getting from DC to the Atlantic is crossing the Chesepeake Bay. The only bridge crossing is US 50 (William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,600
Posted By Consularrider

On a steep downhill with a tailwind.

On a steep downhill with a tailwind.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,073
Posted By Consularrider

borosen______________________________ 4065 (5474)...

borosen______________________________ 4065 (5474) [100/102]
f1xedgear (NC)_______________________ 3403 [83]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 3381.9 (4774.8 total) [89/89]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,842
Posted By Consularrider

I chose where I live based on the availability of...

I chose where I live based on the availability of a bike or public transit option to the three likely work sites for my federal agency. In almost seven years, there have been very few times I...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,954
Posted By Consularrider

I've been using it for a couple of years, but...

I've been using it for a couple of years, but probably can't be considered "casual" since I do join their challenges.

Cyclist on Strava (http://www.strava.com/athletes/300685)
Forum: Commuting
05-02-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,073
Posted By Consularrider

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669)...

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669) [73/75]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 2633.7 (3753 total) [70/70]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 2633 [65]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Consularrider

This will be my third year.

This will be my third year.
Forum: Southeast
04-15-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,053
Posted By Consularrider

Several members of one of my Meetup groups,...

Several members of one of my Meetup groups, NOVA-CBG...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By Consularrider

I've signed up for this a couple times in the...

I've signed up for this a couple times in the past few years, but never end up going. It's on my potential rides for this year if I'm still going to be in the country that weekend. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,951
Posted By Consularrider

Check on the helment mounted light on my hi-viz...

Check on the helment mounted light on my hi-viz Muni, but you forgot points for the flip mirror.

And Archery_Queen, put on a Little 500 themed t-shirt and tell the frat boys you'll see them at...
03-26-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Consularrider

Well done Louis! I expect I rode my first 20...

Well done Louis! I expect I rode my first 20 miler back in my early 30s, then a 50 miler within a year or two after that. I didn't ride my first century until I was in my mid-50s, but there was a...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Consularrider

My first question is what do you consider a...

My first question is what do you consider a "fair" distance and in what type of weather? Most days I commute about 12 miles one way. I almost never need to hydrate in the morning and can get by...
03-26-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Consularrider

Actually, I don't believe the governor has yet...

Actually, I don't believe the governor has yet signed the bill and it certainly isn't in effect yet, so it's not quite the law. As far as being cycle-friendly, the Virginia legislature is not. They...
Forum: Northeast
03-26-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Consularrider

Team 26 from the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington...

Team 26 from the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (http://sandyhookrideonwashington.com/) rode from Newton, CT to DC last March and again this year. You might want ask them about their routes. Not all...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,776
Posted By Consularrider

Just to note that the drive train on the AWOL is...

Just to note that the drive train on the AWOL is Sora, the low end of the Shimano road bike component line, about equal to the SRAM X4 with is the low end of the SRAM mtb component line.
Forum: Southeast
03-24-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Consularrider

I've never ridden in that area, but am thinking...

I've never ridden in that area, but am thinking of doing The Storming of Thunder Ridge (http://stormingofthunderridge.org/) on May 18. The starting point for that ride is the Jamerson Family YMCA...
03-20-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,718
Posted By Consularrider

VA just amended the distance to three feet in the...

VA just amended the distance to three feet in the most recent legislative session (http://www.waba.org/blog/2014/03/virginias-three-foot-passing-bill-is-a-victory/). I do not believe the governor...
03-14-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Consularrider

We have a similar Meetup group (Northern Virginia...

We have a similar Meetup group (Northern Virginia Casual Bicycling Group (NOVA-CBG) (http://www.meetup.com/novacbg/)) started in 2008. It has morphed in to a much more extensive group, but still...
03-05-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Consularrider

Both the Trek FX2 and the Jamis Coda Sport...

Both the Trek FX2 and the Jamis Coda Sport currently list new at the same price. The Trek is an aluminum frame while the James is chromoly (steel). I think you should try and ride both and see...
03-05-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Consularrider

Another couple questions are when were the chain...

Another couple questions are when were the chain and cassette replaced and approximately how much has the bike been ridden since then? That looks like the base model of the Coda which list for $540...
03-05-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By Consularrider

You should be able to get a regular road bike...

You should be able to get a regular road bike frame from most manufacturers that is under 50 cm that is not a TT bike. I know when I was looking at bikes for my wife some of the companies used 650...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,918
Posted By Consularrider

Like many others, I have more than one bike, but...

Like many others, I have more than one bike, but I use all of them at one time or another for my commute. Which one I chose depends on weather, road/MUP conditions, ride length, what else I have to...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Consularrider

Not uncommon to find those narrow country lanes...

Not uncommon to find those narrow country lanes in the UK, however, there's rarely that kind of traffic on them, as the OP said, the reason it was so bad was traffic diverted from a major road due to...
03-04-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Consularrider

Ok, 30 days in April to get ready for the...

Ok, 30 days in April to get ready for the National Bike Challenge (https://nationalbikechallenge.org/)?
Forum: Commuting
03-04-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,073
Posted By Consularrider

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 1267.3 (1815.2 total) [33/33]
gregf83...
02-28-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Consularrider

The hard thing is that there are very few...

The hard thing is that there are very few crossings of the Patuxent River. Central Ave may be the saftest crossing. There is a plan for the Washington, Baltimore, & Annapolis Trail...
02-25-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Consularrider

Good looking avatar! How old is the pup?

Good looking avatar! How old is the pup?
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Consularrider

Ride and get wet. Always have a plan for a...

Ride and get wet. Always have a plan for a bailout place to wait out a particularly bad squall.
02-19-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By Consularrider

I couldn't open the second page, but in order to...

I couldn't open the second page, but in order to realistically look at fault, the discussion needs to be on adult cyclists. I seem to remember from the LAB 1 course that a high percentage of cycling...
Forum: Northeast
02-18-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Consularrider

The Baltimore Annapolis Trail is dead easy, with...

The Baltimore Annapolis Trail is dead easy, with very light grade changes. Just take care with runners and pedestrians and watch the street crossings. The BWI trail has more elevation change, but...
02-14-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By Consularrider

One of the LBS near me...

One of the LBS near me (http://www.tri360.com/product-list/bike-pg89/?rb_br=270) has Orbeas and I see a few on rides in the DC area. I looked at them when I was living in Spain, good looking...
Forum: Southeast
02-14-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Consularrider

What's your snow depth after WS Pax?

What's your snow depth after WS Pax?
Forum: Commuting
02-12-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,141
Posted By Consularrider

Because I have to get to work or they won't pay...

Because I have to get to work or they won't pay me.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Consularrider

If we're open tomorrow, I'll be riding in. That...

If we're open tomorrow, I'll be riding in. That said, I expect a decision by OPM this evening that we'll be closed tomorrow. Proably even money that we'll have at least a two hour delayed opening...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By Consularrider

No we can't, my bet is that WS Pax will close us...

No we can't, my bet is that WS Pax will close us on Thursday and probably into Friday.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,236
Posted By Consularrider

Another fed.

Another fed.
01-17-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Consularrider

Wrong answer. Federal funding of a replacement...

Wrong answer. Federal funding of a replacement of the Wilson Bridge on the Capital Beltway (I-495) included a bicycle/pedestrian lane on one side finally providing a river crossing for cyclists at...
01-14-14, 03:21 PM
12-23-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,339
Views: 428,150
Posted By Consularrider

We were basking in warm winter temperatures the...

We were basking in warm winter temperatures the past two days. Yesterday was the second annual Hains Point 100 (http://www.hainspoint100.com/), last year around freezing, this year in the 60s. Got...
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