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Forum: Touring
07-11-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By edtrek

No, I didn't mention the Silence of the Lambs...

No, I didn't mention the Silence of the Lambs house. It's been for sale, they've had trouble selling it at $250K, I read it sold at #195K. Home of killer in 'Silence of the Lambs' sells for...
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By edtrek

thanks! it is more expensive - mostly due to the...

thanks! it is more expensive - mostly due to the cutting, folding, binding. This is a technical resource as opposed to the Trail Book.

We really liked the idea of supporting Operation Safety Net...
Forum: Northeast
07-10-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By edtrek

Pittsburgh to DC bike map

There's a new bike map out (in the format of a AAA TripTicket, for folks that remember those) for Pittsburgh to DC via the GAP and C&O Canal Trail.

I've built the map, and Golden Triangle bikes...
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By edtrek

New map for Pittsburgh - DC bike trip

There's a new bike map out (in the format of a AAA TripTicket, for folks that remember those) for Pittsburgh to DC via the GAP and C&O Canal Trail. I've built the map, and Golden Triangle bikes is...
Forum: Northeast
12-25-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,984
Posted By edtrek

this is always a good ride. See you there!

this is always a good ride. See you there!
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,642
Posted By edtrek

I have the Carradice rain cape. I'm very pleased...

I have the Carradice rain cape. I'm very pleased with it, and I generally only break it out on major rainy days. Crosswinds or sail surface has not been a problem. I've had it probably 8 years.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,939
Posted By edtrek

Can we put 700x32s or 28s on a Giant Avail Road Bike ( S-R2 Rim ) ?

I'd like to ask for your advice because I'm out of my domain on this one.

A good friend has email'd me, his daughter just bought a Giant Avail 5 road bike:...
Forum: Touring
02-17-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,944
Posted By edtrek

For my next thesis, can I mention the Montour...

For my next thesis, can I mention the Montour Trail transition? When you're in Boston PA, about 24 miles from Point State Park if you ride via the GAP, you can deviate west and join the Montour...
Forum: Touring
02-17-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,944
Posted By edtrek

Another Pittsburgh rider checking in. I'm often...

Another Pittsburgh rider checking in. I'm often riding along the McKeesport-Pgh section, in fact last week I rode that route twice. I'd like to echo Spinnaker's good offer, if you need an escort from...
Forum: Touring
10-23-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,110
Posted By edtrek

Step-Through or Mixte Touring Bike Recommendation?

I haven't been able to find much about this. Does anybody have a recommendation on a step-through or a mixte touring bike? Thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-03-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By edtrek

internal compartments or containers to pack ortlieb panniers effectively?

I love my Ortlieb panniers, but the top-opening design has some limited effectiveness in terms of organization, efficient retrieval, etc. Does anybody have advice/photos of DIY internal compartments...
04-30-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By edtrek

May I ask, any Advice / Warnings for Clyde LHT Wheels / Dynamo ?

May I ask for advice? I'm about to replace my wheels on my Surly LHT and I'd like to ask for recommendations / warnings.

I'm a heavy guy and I carry a lot of gear. I've always run 700x32 tires....
Forum: Touring
04-30-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,722
Posted By edtrek

Advice / Warnings for Beefy LHT Wheelset / Dynamo

May I ask for advice? I'm about to replace my wheels on my Surly LHT and I'd like to ask for recommendations / warnings.

I'm a heavy guy and I carry a lot of gear. I've always run 700x32 tires....
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,594
Posted By edtrek

SUrly LHT, 700c x 32 wheels Front chainrings:...

SUrly LHT, 700c x 32 wheels
Front chainrings: Salsa 20, Raceface 32 (sweet ramps), Salsa 46
Rear Cassette: 11/34 Deore LX : 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26, 30, 34.
Gear Inches: 16 to 113

details...
Forum: Touring
02-21-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By edtrek

Join a group ride, DC to Pgh?

Trying to assemble a group for a ride, DC to Pittsburgh.

Starting in DC 2pm Sat. May26 (to allow for Amtrak arrival from Pittsburgh).
Plan is to ride 50 miles per day via C&O and GAP.
Camping....
02-21-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By edtrek

Join a group ride, DC to Pgh?

Trying to assemble a group for a ride, DC to Pittsburgh.
Starting in DC 2pm Sat. May26 (to allow for Amtrak arrival from Pittsburgh).
Plan is to ride 50 miles per day via C&O and GAP.
Camping....
Forum: Touring
02-04-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By edtrek

A Touring Navigation How-To Question (not necessarily GPS)

I've done some touring on the Pittsburgh to DC trail - navigation is simple, you start at one end and follow the trail to the other end. This year I hope to take two on-road tours in places I'm not...
Forum: Touring
01-28-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By edtrek

May I ask, how do you managing the logistics of...

May I ask, how do you managing the logistics of getting to Natchez? I'm from southwest PA, interested in riding Natchez Trace south to north in March-April.

My thought was to drive my own vehicle...
01-01-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By edtrek

I use the crazy-fast-occulting mind-warping-pulse...

I use the crazy-fast-occulting mind-warping-pulse mode.
I don't have any empirical basis for the decision, just a "crazy is better" notion.
Forum: Touring
12-08-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By edtrek

May I ask a Natchez Trace question? I'm...

May I ask a Natchez Trace question? I'm considering riding the full length (one direction) in spring 2012.

I'm trying to figure out how to park my car in Nashville, get a shuttle/bus/pickup-truck...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By edtrek

What chrsjxn said +1 http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/...

What chrsjxn said +1 http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/
Pittsburgh has a great bike community, developed road- and trail- systems, it's a great place
for riding and biking (the trick is working).
...
10-17-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By edtrek

Thank you to all, I really do appreciate it....

Thank you to all, I really do appreciate it. +Karma to you!
10-16-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By edtrek

both my tail lights end up rotating down

I'd like to ask for your advice, please. I must be doing this wrong and I can't figure it out.

I have two different tail lights on my bike, a Cateye TL LD1000 and a Portland Design Works Radbot...
Forum: Touring
07-27-11, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By edtrek

October Tour of Chesapeake Bay

I'm considering an October tour around the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore, Elkton, Milford, Pocomoke, Virginia Beach, Dahlgren. 75 mile days for 8 days. Hotels.

Has anybody done a similar trip? Any...
07-02-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By edtrek

Sierra Bob, if I may, it sounds as is there's a...

Sierra Bob, if I may, it sounds as is there's a problem with OSMAND - because otherwise it sounds perfect. (not trolling - genuine question) - Why isn't OSMAND what they want to hear? (Because it...
06-19-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By edtrek

Droid / Verizon touring GPS advice?

Hello Folks, I've been carrying a Garmin 76CSX on my Surly LHT since 2006, but it's given up the ghost and died, and now I'm trying to figure out what to replace it with.

First question seems to...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,621
Posted By edtrek

I have never been called a Fred except by people...

I have never been called a Fred except by people that I respected and I knew it was a compliment.
http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/rain-cape-jones-beacht.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-15-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,834
Posted By edtrek

I wonder if you could set random variables. if...

I wonder if you could set random variables.
if R1 LT 15% weather is conducive to camping
if R2 LT 15% situation is conducive to stealth camping
if r3 LT 20% water is 20 oz/hr, if r3 21-50% water...
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,232
Posted By edtrek

http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-matching-...

http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-matching-chain.jpg
I'm using a 20-32-46 chainring, and a 34-11 cassette on my LHT. My granny gear is 16".

I've never suffered from not having a larger...
Forum: Touring
01-23-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By edtrek

This is a hard question (seriously). Riding from...

This is a hard question (seriously). Riding from McKeesport to downtown Pittsburgh (where the car parking and train station are) is the most contentious issue among riders on the GAP Yahoo group...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By edtrek

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jgo6O_e8NtA/TO3lmfLmYiI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jgo6O_e8NtA/TO3lmfLmYiI/AAAAAAAAAXw/sVeieTF988U/s1600/kepi-helmet-cover.jpg
I love my helmet cover (goes over the helmet). The flap keeps rain/snow out of my jacket....
01-18-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By edtrek

I'm a cadence rider, and it really helps me...

I'm a cadence rider, and it really helps me climb. I do 85rpm plus/minus5 on the pedals, and I shift into whatever speed I need to be comfortable at 85rpm.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,361
Posted By edtrek

May I please ask a clarifying question? I went...

May I please ask a clarifying question?
I went to the BestBuy website, I clicked on the rear panniers, the cart showed QTY:2.
If I understand the thread, I should change that to QTY:1 and I'll get...
01-10-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,399
Posted By edtrek

sorry to have to ask, but what's a "bead jack"?...

sorry to have to ask, but what's a "bead jack"? thanks!
01-09-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By edtrek

Clydesdale Cyclist Blogs?

I'm trying to build a list of Clydesdale Bicyclist Blogs to put on my own blog.
Does anybody have any to recommend?

Here's mine: http://type2-clydesdale.blogspot.com/
Forum: Touring
12-31-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,668
Posted By edtrek

I found a photo of my Surly LHT with five water...

I found a photo of my Surly LHT with five water bottles on it.
This was taken at the south end of the PawPaw tunnel while riding
from DC to Pittsburgh.
...
12-31-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By edtrek

I have the Blaze 2W and I love it. I use it as...

I have the Blaze 2W and I love it.
I use it as a flashing "see me" light, not as a see-the-road light.
Forum: Touring
12-29-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,668
Posted By edtrek

I have a Surly LHT, currently with 5 water bottle...

I have a Surly LHT, currently with 5 water bottle holders.
I just never want to run out of water.
Two inside the frame. One underneath the down tube.
I've attached one to each side of the front...
Forum: Touring
12-29-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,808
Posted By edtrek

Put your dog repellent on one side of your...

Put your dog repellent on one side of your handlebar bag.
Always put it on that side.
Put your asthma inhaler on the other side of your handlebar bag.
Always put it on that side.

I have...
Forum: Touring
12-26-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By edtrek

I've ridden it a few times. Here's links to a few...

I've ridden it a few times. Here's links to a few trip reports 2010 DC to Pgh, 4 days (http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/2010-pittsburgh-dc-c&o-gap-bike-bicycle.cfm) , 2006 Pgh to DC, 4 days...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,175
Posted By edtrek

I run 2 front lights, an PlanetBike HID Alias on...

I run 2 front lights, an PlanetBike HID Alias on steady and a PlanetBike Blaze 2W LED on blinky. The steady bulb is for me to see, the blinking bulb is for me to be seen. My goal for the blinky is to...
11-24-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,290
Posted By edtrek

http://www.thirdwave-websites.com/bike/night-rear-...

http://www.thirdwave-websites.com/bike/night-rear-bike-light.jpg
I need a super-bright taillight because---
because I want the guy who kills me to feel very, very bad about it.

I've put a PVC...
11-24-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,037
Posted By edtrek

I should probably know this but I don't. Is...

I should probably know this but I don't.
Is embrocation very different from rubbing
in BenGay or a similar warming material?
(serious question)
Forum: Touring
11-23-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,005
Posted By edtrek

Here's a link to my LHT build:...

Here's a link to my LHT build: http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-long-haul-trucker.cfm#drivetrain, I ended up with a gear-inch range of 16gi to 113gi, that's a pretty wide range.
Forum: Touring
11-22-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By edtrek

Also: ...

Also:

http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-long-haul-trucker-dashboard.jpg

http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-long-haul-front.jpg
11-22-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By edtrek

May I suggest TOSRV (see TOSRV.org) ? Large group...

May I suggest TOSRV (see TOSRV.org) ? Large group ride, two days, fairly close to PA. It's a well run event, it's flat. It is, however, generally scheduled on Mother's Day.
11-11-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By edtrek

I have the same experience with my Cateye...

I have the same experience with my Cateye wireless and my PlanetBike HID Light (both of which I love).
11-06-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,357
Posted By edtrek

I've ridden Pgh-DC 3 times, and DC-Pgh once. I...

I've ridden Pgh-DC 3 times, and DC-Pgh once. I think you're quite right to ride Cumberland-to-Pittsburgh. Here's a few thoughts.

Out of Cumberland, I recommend you take the once-a-day train (that...
11-03-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By edtrek

something like this, perhaps-- ...

something like this, perhaps--
http://thirdwave-websites.com/bike/surly-long-haul-trucker-dashboard.jpg
11-02-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By edtrek

May I ask the OP, do you find your UnderArmour...

May I ask the OP, do you find your UnderArmour gets wet when you ride?
I've just started using UA in 40F temps, and it's great - but after a 2-hour
ride it's soaked wet, and if I ever have to stop...
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