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Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,025
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Posted By kaos joe

Sorry to hear that.....didn't see you there. We'd...

Sorry to hear that.....didn't see you there. We'd have waited and sorted that out. They once waited for us to drive all the way home and retrieve forgotten shoes.

2 great days back to back on my...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Glenn......new persona! Neither old nor slow were...

Glenn......new persona! Neither old nor slow were really accurate anyway.

Did you get all the way to West End2? Once you get past the old boardwalk sections there's a couple of miles of really...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Yeah, it needs a trim, either that or go full Sam...

Yeah, it needs a trim, either that or go full Sam Elliott.

I've had a nasty week too, acute pharyngitis, and now on amoxicillin with its own unpleasant side effects (there was what my Dad used to...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

I miss all the exciting stuff. Hope your eyelids...

I miss all the exciting stuff. Hope your eyelids are OK.
Forum: Northeast
05-25-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

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Mouth of Nissequogue River


Another great day on the long yellow bike. I...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Ok Andboy, KaosJoe here. There's lots of ways to...

Ok Andboy, KaosJoe here. There's lots of ways to get to Montauk. This is the way I usually do it. I'm sure there are improvements to be made so I'll put this where other riders can see it and...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

That's a new (old) one for me. Love it! I have...

That's a new (old) one for me. Love it! I have one cat and can't control him.

I got the plastic Trek out, and was going north on Round Swamp when I got a glimpse of an unusual camo pattern through...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Good work there.....but now you need a cowboy...

Good work there.....but now you need a cowboy hat!

I did an afternoon spin to Oyster Bay.....we didn't pass one another again did we?
Forum: Northeast
05-20-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Welcome to L.I. ! What is the "South Shore...

Welcome to L.I. !

What is the "South Shore C"?.......century? From Sayville LIRR station to Montauk village clocks out at 80 miles by my route. I can send you that, if that's what you have in mind.
Forum: Northeast
05-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

We did hear you. We're just stubborn (her) and...

We did hear you. We're just stubborn (her) and stupid (me).

Good ride anyway.
Forum: Northeast
05-19-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Dude, why didn't you warn us about that wind?:p ...

Dude, why didn't you warn us about that wind?:p

Just kidding. We went the other way to West End, 30 miles total. Flew home! Wife likes the new path extension,
Forum: Northeast
05-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

I went through there today on my way to Caumsett....

I went through there today on my way to Caumsett. A pair of troopers at the traffic circle directed me onto the path, and told me Quaker Meeting House Rd was closed to bikes and pedestrians.

I was...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

I agree! I had been thinking about scooting...

I agree!

I had been thinking about scooting up to CT and doing the Bloomin' Metric route, but the forecast went from great to meh and I decided it wasn't worth the drive time on a less than...
05-08-19, 08:26 AM
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Posted By kaos joe

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Blue Point, NY
Forum: Northeast
05-08-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

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Forum: Northeast
05-08-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Dang it. Once again I farted around just long...

Dang it. Once again I farted around just long enough to put the lighthouse out of reach.

A day of tidal creeks, historic churches, over-the-top statuary, and a smattering of heavy artillery.
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Forum: Northeast
04-24-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

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Nissequogue River


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04-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,251
Posted By kaos joe

I have a friend whose grandmother grew up in a...

I have a friend whose grandmother grew up in a traditional setting in rural Afghanistan, wearing the full burka. She developed melanoma on the top of her foot, the only part of her that was ever...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

That IS a great photo. But I hope you aren't...

That IS a great photo.

But I hope you aren't going to send her out on that Strider without spare tubes and a frame pump::roflmao:
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,099
Posted By kaos joe

Yes we've discussed the exciting phenomenon of...

Yes we've discussed the exciting phenomenon of SVEA pyrotechnics a couple of times here. I pretty much only use them in below freezing weather, same with my MSR. I once experienced a mini oil well...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,099
Posted By kaos joe

I thought I was the Last of the Mohicans with the...

I thought I was the Last of the Mohicans with the Svea!

If you're dead set against an aluminum bottle, get a Nalgene. I'd bet a Gatorade bottle would be fine...
Forum: Northeast
04-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By kaos joe

Google Earth and Google Maps "satellite view" use...

Google Earth and Google Maps "satellite view" use different pictures. It's labeled 2019 but clearly that can't be. Just before west end 2 a dirt road is clearly there running along the Bay Parkway....
Forum: Northeast
04-09-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By kaos joe

Nice report, Steve. The fact that this path...

Nice report, Steve.

The fact that this path was opened has been a surprise to me (as it was when they allowed us hooligans to actually ride on the boardwalk). Sometimes, progress actually is...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Slept 3 hours after work, then got up & out....

Slept 3 hours after work, then got up & out. Exactly half the number of miles you did, but OTOH there were exactly twice the number of riders on the bike.:p
Forum: Northeast
04-04-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, I had posted a pic of the time we snowshoed...

Yes, I had posted a pic of the time we snowshoed in there, when the snow was hip deep.

I've heard enough explosion stories to be pretty conservative with the wind shielding. Now I find that the...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Yes, I know about classiccampstoves.....crazy...

Yes, I know about classiccampstoves.....crazy Brits :) I may have to go there to find this O-ring.

I've got the Svea, a Swiss Army "Volcano" (meant to be used with fuel tabs but I made a pop can...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

I see you have an eye for the classic stuff! I...

I see you have an eye for the classic stuff! I bought that at about age 12 with paper route money. Not the most powerful of stoves but reliable as it gets. However, it was a bit below freezing...
Forum: Northeast
04-02-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Cross-training.......NOT! I've concluded...

Cross-training.......NOT!

I've concluded that at least for me, hiking does NOTHING for my cycling legs, and visa-versa. I spent yesterday and today humping a pack over lots o' rocks, and tonight,...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By kaos joe

It's at the spot where the paved MUP and one of...

It's at the spot where the paved MUP and one of the MTB trails enter the Bethpage picnic area parking lot. I accidentally caught a MTBer barreling down the hill in an orange jersey behind the repair...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By kaos joe

I've done the dropouts/hanger on my Kona 3x with...

I've done the dropouts/hanger on my Kona 3x with tools I made from threaded rod, but no way I'm going to risk someone else's frame. Rick Jones re-spaced and aligned my Bilenky tandem and did a...
Forum: Northeast
03-27-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By kaos joe

Thanks for posting that info. Of course they...

Thanks for posting that info. Of course they still have the hopefully misleading signs up. I never noticed the repair station before, so park gets kudos for...
Forum: Northeast
03-27-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

I got high today, or at least as high as is...

I got high today, or at least as high as is possible on this here island (401 entire feet).

...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,164
Posted By kaos joe

I wonder if a clampoon carried at the ready would...

I wonder if a clampoon carried at the ready would have helped here.......

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Forum: Northeast
03-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Unfortunately, you guessed correctly. He was...

Unfortunately, you guessed correctly. He was riding really strongly, too, after putting a crack into one of his spinal vertebrae a few weeks back. He went straight to Bike Junkie with the bike and...
Forum: Northeast
03-24-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Had a couple of very nice rides, marred by a...

Had a couple of very nice rides, marred by a seeming one-in-a-million bummer yesterday when a group of us went out to Manorville Hills for what's going to be one of our last MTB outings of this...
Forum: Northeast
03-18-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By kaos joe

No, thats one of the spots without a decent...

No, thats one of the spots without a decent shoulder. It varies but most of the time we've got more room. That's what makes it a relatively popular route. Still, no place is 100% safe.
Forum: Northeast
03-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By kaos joe

Unfortunately that road is considered, by local...

Unfortunately that road is considered, by local standards, very bike friendly with (mostly) wide shoulders, limited intersections and driveways, and good sight lines. It's especially popular on...
03-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By kaos joe

Everything I've ever bought from AeroTech Designs...

Everything I've ever bought from AeroTech Designs has been absolutely first rate. That said, I don't have any tights from them but my next pair will be. And Made in USA if that appeals to you as it...
Forum: Northeast
03-11-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

We rolled out at 9:05, too bad I didn't see...

We rolled out at 9:05, too bad I didn't see ya.......my pals waited for me, I was a few minutes late as I did a last minute dressing change on this damned incision site. Good news is, it stopped...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Road ride! 6 of us, 33 miles, roads...

Road ride!

6 of us, 33 miles, roads absolutely dry and not too messy with sand etc. Up through Oyster Bay, Brookville area. Lots more snow up there than South Shore. Gorgeous day.
Forum: Northeast
03-05-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

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GreenBelt north of Bethpage.
Trail report; in a word, no. Either grind through...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

In my case I have 3 layers of self-dissolving...

In my case I have 3 layers of self-dissolving sutures, 20 in the top layer. They apparently are doing just that and the sludge from the ginormous hematoma is oozing out. It's gross but probably a...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

With me, sizing is easy........in almost any...

With me, sizing is easy........in almost any conceivable scenario, I'm getting on a small:p.

I do notice the wide bars help with big unexpected hits. I have not clipped any trees yet at 675mm.
...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Ha, when my 29er was delivered I had it assembled...

Ha, when my 29er was delivered I had it assembled when my wife got home, & the first thing she said was "They sent you the wrong size!" It is huge compared to my old Kona.
I cut my bars as far as I...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Steve, NICE BIKE!!!!!! Tell us more........ ...

Steve,

NICE BIKE!!!!!! Tell us more........

My SC is a mess now too. I went in the morning when it was still not too soft.


PS. Remember what you said about not opening up my...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By kaos joe

I don't have to "identify" as a redneck to...

I don't have to "identify" as a redneck to dislike seeing rural people disparaged en masse.
Forum: Northeast
03-03-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

Well, went by that way again this morning, so...

Well, went by that way again this morning, so here are some pics with a sense of scale for you forensic phrenologists. I'm tending back toward raccoon. If you really want precision, the watch is 39mm...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By kaos joe

Well, at least the rednecks are no longer a...

Well, at least the rednecks are no longer a concern.
02-26-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By kaos joe

Oh, the humanity.

Oh, the humanity.
Forum: Northeast
02-22-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 166,400
Posted By kaos joe

"The weather is far from great. All week temps...

"The weather is far from great. All week temps have been in the 40/50 range with frost on the rental every morning. Today and tomorrow is pouring rain with "feet" of snow just 60 miles away."
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