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08-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 286,859
Posted By UniChris

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Multiple Treks!

Mine is the one in the background, doing...
07-18-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,515
Posted By UniChris

I was going to convert a 90's MTB to a "gravel...

I was going to convert a 90's MTB to a "gravel bike" but finally just ended up buying a proper one.

Problem is, I'm not willing to lock up my "nice" "new" bike at the store, and having a properly...
07-09-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,917
Posted By UniChris

That rumble strip is stupid. What does it...

That rumble strip is stupid.

What does it prevent, someone running off into the prarie?

And an idiot running off the road into precisly nothing is a public safety problem, exactly how?

Near...
07-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 908
Posted By UniChris

Take a closer look and you'll see that there's a...

Take a closer look and you'll see that there's a stop line marking where the lead cyclist should wait.

They are just beyond that (their front tire contact patch is just past it) and they are in a...
07-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 908
Posted By UniChris

To my eye, the cyclist starts moving when the...

To my eye, the cyclist starts moving when the light changes, but then hesitates upon seeing that they're being violated by the truck driver.

Unfortunately, the cyclist doesn't have an complete...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By UniChris

YET AGAIN YOU MISSTATE THE ISSUE. It is not...

YET AGAIN YOU MISSTATE THE ISSUE.

It is not Groton Long Point or Noank which is off-limits, it is Mumford Cove.

Either Haley Farm, or the school driveways, or Fort Hill itself (which is no big...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By UniChris

Had opportunity to try and it is now possible (at...

Had opportunity to try and it is now possible (at least on a holiday weekend when school is out) to bypass the road climb of Fort Hill by going in the driveway of Grasso Tech and climbing that to the...
06-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,476
Posted By UniChris

I don't think that's how it's used. Rather,...

I don't think that's how it's used.

Rather, I'd say that a "cyclist" is someone who's developing some understanding, skills and capabilities to use a bike well.

Vs a "person on a bike" who...
06-17-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,977
Posted By UniChris

I'm unconvinced on the whole self-driving car...

I'm unconvinced on the whole self-driving car concept, but one thing I keep hoping we do get out of it is having to put the actual rules of the road in written form so that they can be followed...
06-16-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,977
Posted By UniChris

Oh wow, I never realized they were self-censoring!

Oh wow, I never realized they were self-censoring!
06-16-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,977
Posted By UniChris

"Beep" Well, ok, it wasn't quite a word, but...

"Beep"

Well, ok, it wasn't quite a word, but it was a sound.
06-16-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,434
Posted By UniChris

I'll occasionally slowly and very cautiously...

I'll occasionally slowly and very cautiously filter up at a walking type speed if I believe the road after the intersection is going to be wide enough for subsequent re-passing to be trivial, or if...
06-15-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,508
Posted By UniChris

Presumably because the sideplates of the higher...

Presumably because the sideplates of the higher speed count chains are too thin.

In the re-usable links that I'm familiar with, the capture of the pin is done with a stepped hole in the side plate...
06-15-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,508
Posted By UniChris

My impression was that while the 8 speed and...

My impression was that while the 8 speed and under links were supposed to be re-usable (and maybe some of the 9 speed ones?) the 10, 11, 12 were officially single use.



Or oneself. But I...
06-10-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By UniChris

The answer to that is pretty obvious: they aren't...

The answer to that is pretty obvious: they aren't thinking
06-08-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By UniChris

One of the reasons not to stay so far to the edge...

One of the reasons not to stay so far to the edge of the road (left in your case, right for many of the rest of us) is that you're less visible there, and even if you are seen, you don't register as...
06-08-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,508
Posted By UniChris

What experience have those doing crockpot waxing...

What experience have those doing crockpot waxing had with the re-usability of chain connector links?

Both KMC and SRAM claim to have re-usable links (at least in the larger widths like 8-speed),...
05-23-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,023
Posted By UniChris

In a situation of true distress I could see the...

In a situation of true distress I could see the role, but oddly enough I personally find air conditioning almost intolerable during a peak summer ride - even if I bought food somewhere with indoor...
05-09-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By UniChris

Of course it's a compromise compared to having...

Of course it's a compromise compared to having the budget and storage space for two unique bikes, but the gearing doesn't have to be exactly the same, for example one could run an 11-34 on the 650B...
05-03-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By UniChris

The irony of course is that the amount of time...

The irony of course is that the amount of time only applies with a iphone; with an Android device and a suitable app you can discover an unexpected BLE emitter immediately.
04-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By UniChris

Even at that crazy cadence, to accomplish...

Even at that crazy cadence, to accomplish anything in those bursts of pedaling they must be running internal gear hubs.

A little searching suggests there's one available for drift trikes with a...
04-24-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,770
Posted By UniChris

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my...

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my usual trail running type sneakers this winter, but I lucked out in scoring some closeout store brand low top hiking shoes that were nominally...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,962
Posted By UniChris

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Seen on the trail the other day...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Still felt good for the group ride on the 2nd...

Still felt good for the group ride on the 2nd day, 57 miles including the ride over to the start and back - almost wanted to keep exploring afterwards but once I stopped how worn out i was caught up...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Nine of them ;-) And for silly reasons want to...

Nine of them ;-) And for silly reasons want to hold off doing my first on the bike one until making that ten with this summers first.

Main challenge apart from needing a longer day is the greater...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see...

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see how my knee feels about the group ride tomorrow.

Panniers worked very well.

My one concern is that although the webbing that attaches them runs...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Bike's ready, but not sure I am. ...

Bike's ready, but not sure I am.

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Well, almost ready. Had to...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Made some mistakes with how I sewed the webbing...

Made some mistakes with how I sewed the webbing that I'll need to fix after doing the other one right from the start, but the good news is that stuffed with clothes and a spare saddle I didn't notice...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

That's more to brace the handlebar against the...

That's more to brace the handlebar against the seatpost, the primary attachment is still to the saddle.

Better touring rigs use a larger diameter pole fore and aft that supports the bags and has...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,876
Posted By UniChris

Being able to get a face seal sufficient to get...

Being able to get a face seal sufficient to get the benefit of a high quality mask when going into a store to buy things is pretty much why I bother to shave these days, and the only reason I'd do so...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

I've tended to go with a backpack on the unicycle...

I've tended to go with a backpack on the unicycle except for water bottles and a small toolbag on the frame - I've seen packing loadouts that look reasonable, but in my opinion it's important to keep...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Oh well, hard to argue with simplicity. A...

Oh well, hard to argue with simplicity.

A rolling we shall go......
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

I'm still in flatland. Kind of self preservation...

I'm still in flatland. Kind of self preservation on the unicycle, and I figure if I can do a century on them there, I can on the bike of current plans as well. Plus on two recent group rides I've...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

The undesirability of a zipper might be a lesson...

The undesirability of a zipper might be a lesson I'm going to have to learn for myself...

Fortunately, I was just able to borrow a single Ortleib zip-lock style closure pannier, so if the DIY...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

DIY Pannier Design Thoughts

Looking for some thoughts on sizing and design of panniers to be used for up to a few days of credit card touring, which would augment the trunk bag I'll be using for day rides.

Went to the shop...
03-25-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

That's a rather wacky thing for you to post,...

That's a rather wacky thing for you to post, because nobody has argued that.

What is true, is that a bike that isn't used to displace a meaningful number of vehicle miles, consumes energy and...
03-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,981
Posted By UniChris

Exactly. The goal of a legitimate regulation...

Exactly. The goal of a legitimate regulation should be to entirely prevent the illicit behavior, with the result that no one is ever assessed the fine anyway. It's pretty hard to accidentally climb...
03-22-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

No, requiring the manufacture of bikes that won't...

No, requiring the manufacture of bikes that won't be used is absurdly wasteful, and so counterproductive from a climate perspective. You remember all the pictures of mountains of trashed share bikes...
03-22-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

That's not the useful question. The useful...

That's not the useful question. The useful question is if a given bike purchase is going to displace enough car kilometers to redeem the resources captured in its manufacture.

Consider in the US,...
03-22-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

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A bike that's not actually getting used (and to actually displace car trips, rather than just for enjoyment) isn't really a win, since it requires substantial resources to manufacture.
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03-07-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,981
Posted By UniChris

But cows! Of course. But then, that's...

But cows!



Of course. But then, that's exactly what the person you are responding to said:

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The vectors are the cows. The potential pathogen they are a vector for is e.coli. And um,...
03-07-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,710
Posted By UniChris

Sure, there's video out today of a bus driver on...

Sure, there's video out today of a bus driver on Staten Island attempting to pass a gigantic stationary dumptruck with negative 18 inches of clearance. A stationary dump truck! At least 12 seriously...
03-07-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,911
Posted By UniChris

Because it would obviously have to? (Though I...

Because it would obviously have to? (Though I would say "curves" more than "pivots")

Basic presumption - and yes, it is a presumption - is that the guy has unrealistic thinking in being unable to...
03-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,710
Posted By UniChris

As with most settings, this depends so much on...

As with most settings, this depends so much on user behavior. And indeed, it's worth keeping in mind that in most cases the consequences are a very bad day, though fatalities are possible.

Almost...
03-07-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,911
Posted By UniChris

In a small minority of cases, but they were the...

In a small minority of cases, but they were the quiet little things, that were actually useful, and could be achieved with the technology of the day but needed technological advance only to become...
03-07-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,911
Posted By UniChris

I own an all-wheel drive cycling device. It's the...

I own an all-wheel drive cycling device. It's the essence of simplicity ;-)

As for this bit of reality-divorced rendering...



It's over something, but I'd call it whimsy more than...
03-06-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By UniChris

That may be a mistaken view in principle, though...

That may be a mistaken view in principle, though of course there are limits of the practicality.

Although commonly co-opted to refer to band-aid type things, the actually idea of "first aid" is...
03-05-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By UniChris

This is one of the reasons I often appear guilty...

This is one of the reasons I often appear guilty of overpacking - I want to be able to be okay for an hour or two not moving while waiting for help.

In the era when I did a lot of rides that had...
03-05-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By UniChris

What I found most useful when I had a road-rash...

What I found most useful when I had a road-rash type crash was the bit of clean cotton fabric I had folded up in a bag buried in my first aid kit, and my water bottle, to try to do some initial...
03-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,402
Posted By UniChris

I've moved your declaration of biased viewpoint...

I've moved your declaration of biased viewpoint from the ending to the beginning.

When you start with the bias, you're then in pickle of what to do about the uncanny resemblance between vehicular...
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