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Forum: Northeast
07-29-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lightingguy

Get off Metro North someday in Irvington and ride...

Get off Metro North someday in Irvington and ride south to check it out. Itís a fun ride on a regular bike. Scenic as well, thus I hate to tell you doom and gloom.
07-29-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,839
Posted By Lightingguy

With our small group, we’ve one guy who’s pace...

With our small group, we’ve one guy who’s pace just always seems to be about a 1/2 mpg too quick for the start. Thus I curse and sweat for about 40 minutes till I’ve warmed up. I did sit behind a...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lightingguy

There are 30 plus road crossings on the OCA in...

There are 30 plus road crossings on the OCA in roughly 10 miles from Yonkers to Broadway at Lyndhurst. Most are the paving stone curbs, some not, maybe better then half. I could only think thatís a...
07-28-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,402
Posted By Lightingguy

I was disappointed to discover that the 11spd....

I was disappointed to discover that the 11spd. KMC quick links are A) Not reusable and B) Require a chain tool to install.

Its my understanding that the Shimano quick links are not reusable as...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lightingguy

Westchester NCT/SCT/OCA

As in the North County, South County trails with loop back on the Old Croton Aqueduct.

About 25+ miles, the RWGPS link has my buddy and I meandering around interesting areas of Yonkers, thus our...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By Lightingguy

We’ll continuing some thread drift, mine as a ‘75...

We’ll continuing some thread drift, mine as a ‘75 Gremlin. $2800 as I now recall. I still haven’t spent that on a bike. YET.
Forum: Touring
07-26-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By Lightingguy

This can readily be changed so itís a single...

This can readily be changed so itís a single button push from computer main data screen, to map.

1) Buy something that displays a decent map, this is really only a color Garmin 1000 or 1030. $300...
Forum: Touring
07-26-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By Lightingguy

This can readily be changed so itís a single...

This can readily be changed so itís a single button push from main data screen, to map.

1) Buy something that displays a decent map, this is really only a color Garmin 1000 or 1030. $300 - $600
...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By Lightingguy

Agree, but if you want big tire ability, disc is...

Agree, but if you want big tire ability, disc is the way to go. I like what theyíve done with a lot of gravel bikes, lots of practicality with these bikes.

Only complaint I see about the Domane...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By Lightingguy

As thread drift, there is no chance Iíd ever buy...

As thread drift, there is no chance Iíd ever buy another road bike without Di2. And carbon wheels just look cool, plus Iím sold on the idea of disc brakes being a better choice with carbon wheels. ...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,411
Posted By Lightingguy

Yes they certainly are, in my experiences. Less...

Yes they certainly are, in my experiences. Less crap to deal with I assume, likely a LOT fewer idiots on bikes on L.I. thus they have greater tolerance.

As well, every few months the word comes...
Forum: Northeast
01-28-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By Lightingguy

Camping, Credit Card tour ?, fitness level ?,...

Camping, Credit Card tour ?, fitness level ?, miles per day ?, OK with hills ?

One loop that's actually 4 days that I'm working up to do:

ADK / hotel trip


Counter Clockwise
Forum: Touring
01-26-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,913
Posted By Lightingguy

This was an interesting trip The Dempster...

This was an interesting trip

The Dempster Delights | Cycling Dutch Girl (http://cyclingdutchgirl.com/2015/04/24/the-dempster-delights/)
01-26-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By Lightingguy

I pretty much always stop behind cars that have...

I pretty much always stop behind cars that have their right signals on.

If they don't then I pass on the right and will either go right up to the intersection, or wait behind the first car who's...
Forum: Northeast
01-23-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

My worst nightmare right now is my snowblower...

My worst nightmare right now is my snowblower will fail to start.

And yes, it's been checked this season and is ready, even bought high test gas, as I just saw on Ask This Old House that it helps...
Forum: Northeast
01-14-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

thx

thx
Forum: Northeast
01-13-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

What size is it ?. Come sometime this spring, my...

What size is it ?. Come sometime this spring, my buddy who broke his neck this fall on his mt. bike will be in the market for a road bike, nothing fancy. He's a 52/54 ETT sized.
Forum: Northeast
01-11-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Im told Conti's run smaller then stated. I've...

Im told Conti's run smaller then stated. I've gotten very good mileage and years out of the Grand Prix 4 Seasons. Not cheap at Brands, but you can usually source them for $45 or so. Worth it as...
Forum: Northeast
01-11-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

That's hardly a foul weather bike. "It's...

That's hardly a foul weather bike.

"It's nicer then I wanted but I'll make do". Yuk, Yuk !

You do realize that when we where talking about foul weather bikes, we meant something that'll take a...
01-09-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By Lightingguy

A quickie Google search on outback.org and...

A quickie Google search on outback.org and forester.org had the same opinion that adding an aftermarket hitch will not void a Subaru factory warranty. Since this is an '05 it's not under warranty...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Well, it's January and I guess since few are...

Well, it's January and I guess since few are riding we might as well talk about pizza.

I recall a west coast car trip from SF to Seattle, stopping at some cute little sea town in Oregon. Only...
01-04-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,718
Posted By Lightingguy

Saw a guy on the NYC Century a few years back. ...

Saw a guy on the NYC Century a few years back. We were in the process of carrying our bikes up the stairs onto the Triborough Bridge. At this point we are 75 miles in.

This guy was on a mt. bike...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Nope, we stayed in the park. Avoided hills...

Nope, we stayed in the park. Avoided hills (small rises more like) and obstacles as nobody had been on a mt. bike in a month, yuk, yuk. Plus we were meeting for coffee our buddy Kevin who broke his...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

It was a good day to be tooling around Bethpage...

It was a good day to be tooling around Bethpage State Park on a mt. bike. No wind and the sun warmed things up nicely. Saw Kaos Joe and his buddies going the wrong way...... JK.
Forum: Northeast
12-31-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By Lightingguy

Very good suggestion. I've biked the carriage...

Very good suggestion. I've biked the carriage roads twice and can state it's about my favorite cycling destination on the east coast. Meets most of your requirements except distance. The scenery...
Forum: Northeast
12-29-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By Lightingguy

Petit Du Nord. North of Montreal, crushed gravel...

Petit Du Nord. North of Montreal, crushed gravel rail trail. Lots of B&B's, great French cuisine. There's a shuttle as well. A long drive from NYC, but you could always overnight in Montreal...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By Lightingguy

Actually, none. You can get the head tube...

Actually, none.

You can get the head tube designed high as readily on a straight TT as an angled. You use shorter tubes is all, so maybe some money saved for the builder ?.

It's all look.
...
Forum: Northeast
12-25-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,751
Posted By Lightingguy

Me thinks that if they opted to ban bicycles,...

Me thinks that if they opted to ban bicycles, they'd start a **** storm of complaints. Can't think of ANY other ferry company that does that and it's so anti-tourism oriented the CT and NY state...
Forum: Northeast
12-24-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,751
Posted By Lightingguy

I'm actually in agreement with Tom on this,...

I'm actually in agreement with Tom on this, that's it's a stupid and shortsighted policy on the part of the ferry company.

My brief check of 2 other companies, Cape May and Lake Michigan showed...
12-22-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By Lightingguy

The lane markings tell you where to stop. The...

The lane markings tell you where to stop. The light tells you if you have to.

Bikes are moving vehicles in most cases and have to follow the same rules as motor vehicles, including stopping at a...
Forum: Northeast
12-16-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Yeah, Iwas going to say, "No winter road bike ?",...

Yeah, Iwas going to say, "No winter road bike ?", come on OldnSlow, get with the program.
Forum: Touring
12-13-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,177
Posted By Lightingguy

And now that you've announced to the world that...

And now that you've announced to the world that you are doing this, winter will arrive with a vengeance.
Forum: Touring
12-12-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By Lightingguy

Mind that what I think she did was amazing and...

Mind that what I think she did was amazing and took a lot of guts to accomplish.

I spent a lot of my younger years ski and snowshoe camping in the Adirondaks and White Mountains of NH, so am...
Forum: Touring
12-11-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By Lightingguy

In describing this tour to a cycling and fellow...

In describing this tour to a cycling and fellow winter sports enthusiast, we both had the same opinion that she was lucky. All it would take is a fall on the ice, break a wrist and you're dead. You...
Forum: Northeast
12-08-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,572
Posted By Lightingguy

i think the hikers and runners are OK with a...

i think the hikers and runners are OK with a general cleanup but preferred a surface other then asphalt. But that's just one user group and in general, cyclists prefer asphalt.

I agree it should...
Forum: Northeast
12-08-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,751
Posted By Lightingguy

I think you have some very valid reasons to...

I think you have some very valid reasons to question what are seemingly illogical reasons for the ferry operators to force cyclists into absurd methods for storing bikes. I would make an issue out...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Look at the bright side This is the season...

Look at the bright side

This is the season where you would be typically be slowing down anyway. Better to have this happen now then in June. I'm only stating this as I recall my bike collision...
12-04-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Lightingguy

I draw the line now at 40 deg. or so on the road....

I draw the line now at 40 deg. or so on the road. When I was younger (40) I was OK at 25. At that temp, the clothing required costs more then some folks spend on bikes though !.

Mt. Biking on...
12-04-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,824
Posted By Lightingguy

Sorry to hear about your crash, knee injuries...

Sorry to hear about your crash, knee injuries suck, so feel better.

Road bikes typically using 23 or 25 mm tires obviously have narrow contact patches with pavement, so there's always a greater...
Forum: Northeast
12-04-15, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

I think you can still buy aluminum replaceable...

I think you can still buy aluminum replaceable derailleur bolts. I had one on my Klein roadbikes. You carry a spare. The derailleur snags, the bolt snaps. you then use a 6mm Allen key, remove the...
12-01-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,997
Posted By Lightingguy

A 2010 as well. I've seen a buddies older CRV...

A 2010 as well. I've seen a buddies older CRV with 2 54cm road bikes, front wheel removed, upright in this vehicle.

It's actually a very good vehicle for this, it has more room vertically then...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Yeah, right ! It was damp as hell and foggy,...

Yeah, right !

It was damp as hell and foggy, roads wet as after a rain, during my ride window of opportunity this morning, glad I skipped it.

Hope you feel better, OldnSlow
Forum: Northeast
11-27-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

I've never heard of a murder, but all that's left...

I've never heard of a murder, but all that's left is a lot of piles of bricks. The mt. bike trail winds its way thru a bunch of the piles.

This section of trails is located, as BTW, on the...
Forum: Northeast
09-11-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,399
Posted By Lightingguy

Good Ride ?, hard to say, I think any ride is a...

Good Ride ?, hard to say, I think any ride is a good ride. Even in tough conditions. But sometimes.....

Mine this morning was a commute back to work. I leave my car in a secure lot, bike home...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Lightingguy

I rode the section from Sunrise Hwy. to The LIE...

I rode the section from Sunrise Hwy. to The LIE this morning. The state has laid down new asphalt this spring, on the path for major stretches, just north of the Southern Parkway to Central Ave. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-12-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,230
Posted By Lightingguy

As per the BP extension, Maintenance is the...

As per the BP extension, Maintenance is the state, not the contractor, and any bodies guess if the state is doing any. I'm certain the contractor has written off the stuff they consider completed...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lightingguy

It's fairly hilly, with ridges running N/S. ...

It's fairly hilly, with ridges running N/S. Roads are "meh" for road cycling.

The Croton Aqueduct Trail is a dirt walking path, doable on a cross/tourer/mt. bike with 32mm tires or so, but not...
09-24-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By Lightingguy

Agreed. As well, on the older Shimano 8 spd....

Agreed.

As well, on the older Shimano 8 spd. cassettes, they didn't use a spider, so you could mix and match cogs to get the gearing you wanted.

Oddly enough I just converted my tourer BACK...
Forum: Touring
07-17-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Lightingguy

I couldn't read the MMR prior, can now. ...

I couldn't read the MMR prior, can now.

Pretty much the same route. Thoughts:

You are starting in North Creek, which means extra driving. You would need to head east on I90 to Albany, then...
Forum: Touring
07-17-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Lightingguy

A quick glance showed Blue Mt. Lake as a...

A quick glance showed Blue Mt. Lake as a convenient starting point, if driving up from I90 and the western NY area. There's a hotel as well as a restaurant at The Hedges, just south of the Rt 28/39...
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