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04-26-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,577
Posted By kaos joe

I've got this real creeper of a woman who lives...

I've got this real creeper of a woman who lives in my neighborhood. Not so much when it's cold, and never when I ride the trails, but it seems almost half the time I ride the road, she latches on and...
Forum: Northeast
04-02-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Winter is OVER!!!! ...

Winter is OVER!!!!


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01-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By kaos joe

Thanks for your reply. Our bike is older, with...

Thanks for your reply. Our bike is older, with curved fork legs rather than straight. There appears to be a bit more clearance up front than in the rear so I think we'll be OK with 40-42mm tires....
12-26-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,809
Posted By kaos joe

Apparently things were even worse in 1914. ...

Apparently things were even worse in 1914.


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12-14-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,468
Posted By kaos joe

If you're riding the tandem solo, be...

If you're riding the tandem solo, be careful.......using the front brake without the weight of a rider in the back seat can lift the rear wheel off the ground and the thing can jackknife like a...
12-09-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,468
Posted By kaos joe

As Cycommute said, use the quick links. I've got...

As Cycommute said, use the quick links. I've got tens of thousands of miles on both timing and drive chains on both of our tandems, one of which is a RT3000. We have never had a failure. FWIW I use...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,435
Posted By kaos joe

I'm curious, what is amazing?

I'm curious, what is amazing?
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,435
Posted By kaos joe

Perhaps we shouldn't have so glibly dismissed the...

Perhaps we shouldn't have so glibly dismissed the OP's concerns, in light of not one but 2 events that took place in Central Park within minutes of my taking this picture yesterday morning. I think I...
11-09-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,670
Posted By kaos joe

This^^^. People see an approaching bike and...

This^^^.

People see an approaching bike and all too often the autopilot in their heads automatically register "bike, someone pootling along at 10 mph". And then in a seeming instant you're on top...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Found a couple of bridges to ride over. With...

Found a couple of bridges to ride over. With detours both intended and not it was a 52 mile loop. With some modifications to the route we'd like to get the tandem up there but getting a bit of fall...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Windy again, but fantastic day. Stony Brook,...

Windy again, but fantastic day. Stony Brook, visited Hercules.


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10-06-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By kaos joe

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear...

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear wheel and the "little" QR skewer held the wheel on just fine until I got home.
08-15-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 11,992
Posted By kaos joe

The Custer/Gallatin National Forest appears to...

The Custer/Gallatin National Forest appears to have a definite opinion.


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Forum: Northeast
08-02-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Have you tried Manorville Hills? If you like fast...

Have you tried Manorville Hills? If you like fast and flowy with lots of up and down, that's the place.

...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,029
Posted By kaos joe

Even better. Skip to 1:00. I will say that...

Even better. Skip to 1:00.

I will say that Marty's analogy beats "licking a lamp post". OK, I'll stop now.

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Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,029
Posted By kaos joe

I can personally assure you all that "Potable...

I can personally assure you all that "Potable Aqua" brand chlorine dioxide tablets will assure that your water is free of pathogens, and it will also mask the taste of "hotel tap water".

It will...
Forum: Northeast
06-24-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

So after all the talk about the risks of...

So after all the talk about the risks of predation on the Maybrook Trail, today I came within about 6 feet of being taken out by a deer running across Wading River Manor Rd full tilt. I heard...
05-21-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,380
Posted By kaos joe

Bearhawker, Thanks so much for the advice. I...

Bearhawker,

Thanks so much for the advice. I find heat helps as well, I use a hot compress multiple times a day. Glad to hear your wife did well, her injury was waaaaay worse than mine. My...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By kaos joe

not an issue. one piece of advice, when the...

not an issue.

one piece of advice, when the shed exoskeletons are thick on the ground, DO NOT line up a hundred of them on the hood of your wife's car. it does not go well.
03-30-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,199
Posted By kaos joe

On a 4 day loop around the Finger Lakes with 1...

On a 4 day loop around the Finger Lakes with 1 buddy. HOT, out of water, on a deeply rural country road. We come up to an isolated house where a young woman is sitting in a chair on the porch...
03-29-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,919
Posted By kaos joe

Koyote, this is the one worried about rednecks. ...

Koyote, this is the one worried about rednecks.

I've always found that the more rural the venue, generally the more polite the people. It also seems to me that negative interactions are fewer...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Probably down to the very last MTB rides of the...

Probably down to the very last MTB rides of the spring. I got one of the tandems up the stairs & ready, always a welcome day. Started off nice and frozen, below freezing, but the trails thaw fast...
02-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

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Sweet Hollow Rd, West Hills, NY
02-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

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About a foot of snow, so walking the MUP this time.
12-19-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By kaos joe

Lighten up. I've taken all day to walk 4 miles. I...

Lighten up. I've taken all day to walk 4 miles. I blame the neighborhood. Total lack of infrastructure maintenance.
...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,142
Posted By kaos joe

Same here. I did once do a poor hang in the NY...

Same here. I did once do a poor hang in the NY Adirondacks, and we got cleaned out completely and had to hike out. Mrs Kaos was not pleased with me. A ranger later told us that there was a sow black...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,142
Posted By kaos joe

An anecdote from a back, not bike, packing trip. ...

An anecdote from a back, not bike, packing trip.

Years ago on my first trip out West I brought along all of the above in ziplock bags along with all my other foods in a bear canister (grizzly...
11-01-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,959
Posted By kaos joe

You'll do just fine. 30 years ago when I was...

You'll do just fine.

30 years ago when I was 30, I went for a ride with 2 friends, Tom who was also 30 and Frank, pushing 70. We were all very strong riders, but there was that age difference. The...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By kaos joe

Not Westchester, but right across the river, and...

Not Westchester, but right across the river, and switched bike for boots, but a with a small group of our usual riding companions I headed up from still pretty green Long Island to the hills of...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

I like October. Perfect day for a longer ramble,...

I like October. Perfect day for a longer ramble, 71 miles.


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abandoned house,...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,886
Posted By kaos joe

You know, maybe if someone invented, you know, "a...

You know, maybe if someone invented, you know, "a thing", to make the numbnut on the aero bar slow down at the crossing point........like, some hump or irregularity in the pavement, something a bit...
09-27-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

Clouds over the Connecticut coast, looked like a...

Clouds over the Connecticut coast, looked like a mountain range.


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Crab...
09-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

Couple of consecutive perfect days. This...

Couple of consecutive perfect days.

This spot always gets a smile out of me.

...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

The brifter on the Trek lives again......must...

The brifter on the Trek lives again......must have been gummed up. A good soak in mineral spirits and a hosing with BreakfreeCLP and good as new, or as good as a '90's vintage component.:p

Great...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

I heard last week was humid......not sorry to...

I heard last week was humid......not sorry to have missed it while on my annual backpack to America's roof. Enjoyed a spectacular trip with some sub-freezing mornings..CRISP! But now back to bikes....
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 26,412
Posted By kaos joe

If I never have to wear this one again, I'll be...

If I never have to wear this one again, I'll be very pleased.


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07-02-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,754
Posted By kaos joe

About 12 years ago a friend of mine was on a "B"...

About 12 years ago a friend of mine was on a "B" pace ride with other club members. He was riding a relatively new full CF bike, a model that has been used in the pro peloton. It had never been...
06-26-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,718
Posted By kaos joe

There was an aggressive male pheasant living at a...

There was an aggressive male pheasant living at a popular mountain bike trail network nearby several years back. He would chase riders on the trail, usually pursuing them on foot. Became known as The...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Spent my 60th in the heat and hills of Columbia...

Spent my 60th in the heat and hills of Columbia and Rensselaer counties. Hot up here!...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

Good off-island ride yesterday. I went up to...

Good off-island ride yesterday. I went up to Westport CT and rode the route of the "Bloomin' Metric", a 100 km ride put on by the Sound Cyclists club up that way. It is usually held in May and is a...
06-06-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,695
Posted By kaos joe

I've got a 1999 Trek 5200. GREAT bike. Probably...

I've got a 1999 Trek 5200. GREAT bike. Probably 30,000 miles on it. It's replacement, IF I outlast it, will not be a Trek or a Fuji.
Forum: Northeast
06-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 263,970
Posted By kaos joe

I'm hoping that the stone rest stops (if that's...

I'm hoping that the stone rest stops (if that's what they are) will have water. There must be a water main in the area to supply the beaches and villages like Gilgo and Oak Beach.

BTW the reason...
05-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

Let's all just settle down, now. ...

Let's all just settle down, now.


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Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By kaos joe

New stove setup

I hope to get to use this mixed-breed stove setup on some bike tours once the world regains its axis. Now I'm not going to retire my beloved 45 year old Svea for winter use or my MSR WhisperLite for...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By kaos joe

According to the park website, all trail shelters...

According to the park website, all trail shelters are closed. We hiked past the West Mountain shelter which was not taped off or posted as closed in any way. We camped, uhhh, "nearby", and could see...
05-01-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By kaos joe

I'm very (pleasantly) surprised over the lack of...

I'm very (pleasantly) surprised over the lack of pearl-clutching over this.

Carry on.
04-20-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,539
Posted By kaos joe

Been wearing this at work a lot. Different...

Been wearing this at work a lot. Different variety of bug, however. So far it has worked.

...
03-26-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 693,709
Posted By kaos joe

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03-20-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By kaos joe

You knew, you just knew, that in the name of...

You knew, you just knew, that in the name of science and the quest for knowledge, that I'd try it, didn't you?

...
03-19-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,297
Posted By kaos joe

On a serious note, I had been half-baking vague...

On a serious note, I had been half-baking vague plans to visit Venice with Mrs & daughter, who spent a month there and knows the place, and then staying behind for a bit after they return home,...
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