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11-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Steve B.

Ride With GPS

Ride With GPS
11-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,537
Posted By Steve B.

And repair parts - saddle bag to carry, 2 spare...

And repair parts - saddle bag to carry, 2 spare tubes, CO2, small bike tool, with tire levers, maybe a patch kit. And a mini-pump mounted on a bottle cage. And - Yes, 2 bottle cages, some water...
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By Steve B.

We just last night, at 12:30, discovered we have...

We just last night, at 12:30, discovered we have 3 kittens living under our shed (rear flood lights cycling on/off, on/off). Now I get to feed them in preparation for trapping, then cleaning up and...
11-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,367
Posted By Steve B.

Yes. My CamelBack bottle is plastic thus I would...

Yes. My CamelBack bottle is plastic thus I would limit to warm, not boiling hot that might melt the plastics.
11-05-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,396
Posted By Steve B.

This I find that flat bars just get...

This

I find that flat bars just get uncomfortable after 15 - 20 miles or so. Drop bars have many more hand positions, each moves you back and shoulders a bit and that makes them better for long...
11-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

Oh, of course they can. And especially the heat....

Oh, of course they can. And especially the heat. Ive had cats fight over a spot in the sun.
10-31-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure how they can sleep like this, but he's...

Not sure how they can sleep like this, but he's still a kitten. This is Elliot, age 5 mos.
...
10-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

Sorry for your loss, rumrunn. Never an easy...

Sorry for your loss, rumrunn. Never an easy decision.
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,905
Posted By Steve B.

This Gaia GPS is used by a lot of the...

This

Gaia GPS is used by a lot of the overlanding community. Likely has the best data base off non-paved roads that I've seen. It uses their own topo, plus/or National Geographic, and/or USGS...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,905
Posted By Steve B.

I really never or rarely use a paper map for any...

I really never or rarely use a paper map for any planning. I use RWGPS primarily, checking on Googgle Satelitte as needed and on GAIA GPS for additional details about roads.
10-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Steve B.

There are a few iQ apps for the 830 that allow...

There are a few iQ apps for the 830 that allow access via a smartphone BT connection and cell data. RWGPS is one that allows access to most of the RWGPS routes you've created, RouteCourse is...
10-21-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Steve B.

This is more accurate if you state "The Wahoo's...

This is more accurate if you state "The Wahoo's REQUIRE a smartphone connection for initial setup".

And as note, in addition to assorted Garmin Edge's, that do not need a smartphone to operate,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By Steve B.

I've a Cannondale Topstone 105, that I have a 2nd...

I've a Cannondale Topstone 105, that I have a 2nd set of wheels and road tires for. I ride this as my slow ride road bike. I keep my carbon Di2 bike as it's 5 lbs lighter, feels quicker and is more...
10-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Steve B.

Very true and easy to understand how such...

Very true and easy to understand how such treatment was impossible for Iohan to obtain when he was always out on the extreme edges of civilization. He would have had to understand the issues,...
10-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,347
Posted By Steve B.

By the time you get 40-50 psi into the 44mm...

By the time you get 40-50 psi into the 44mm tires, frame materiel will be irrelevant.
10-13-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,555
Posted By Steve B.

Buy a bunch of spares. Practice at home. Watch...

Buy a bunch of spares. Practice at home. Watch You Tube till you get the hang of it. They work you just need some technique.
10-09-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

He's a really good looking cat !

He's a really good looking cat !
10-03-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

Now 4 mos., Have been together since birth....

Now 4 mos., Have been together since birth. Always together.
...
Forum: Introductions
10-03-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Steve B.

Where in NM ?, Big place. And welcome. I spent 10...

Where in NM ?, Big place. And welcome. I spent 10 seasons in Santa Fe, wife worked at the Opera, loved biking there.
Forum: Foo
09-27-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Steve B.

A buddy lived there, he moved from Long Island...

A buddy lived there, he moved from Long Island when he retired from the NY fire department, first went to Park City, found it too cold. It gets pretty hot in St. George in summer, often same temps...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,006
Posted By Steve B.

Nice bike,. It as an 11-34 cassette and 40-31...

Nice bike,. It as an 11-34 cassette and 40-31 crank which is likely enough low to get you up some hard climbs. Best of luck with it.
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Steve B.

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop...

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop to swap all cable. Doing that also checks that all are seated correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By Steve B.

Lots of companies make real touring bikes, Soma,...

Lots of companies make real touring bikes, Soma, Surly, Velo Orange, Rivendell, Trek, Co-Motion and I'm certain a dozen others. I think Koga in Holland makes an entire line for the Euro market. ...
09-16-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By Steve B.

The Euro based Galleleo system

The Euro based Galleleo system
09-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,688
Posted By Steve B.

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the...

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the carbon fiber vertical stabilizer that was not an actual failure of the material, but the bolts and assembly that held the tail to the fuselage. The...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By Steve B.

There might be wood burning restrictions in some...

There might be wood burning restrictions in some area's, especially in Nat'l Forests and parks prone to fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,481
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. ...

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. Mikes Bikes is essentially no longer. They don't have a contract with XX company, so how is this unexpected ?
09-06-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Steve B.

It was on sale when the K2 was being introduced. ...

It was on sale when the K2 was being introduced. Now they only offer things like discounts on the HR monitor. I wish they would discount the out front mounts. At $400 it's a better unit than an...
09-06-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Steve B.

Your and my experiences are anecdotal. I follow...

Your and my experiences are anecdotal. I follow the assorted FB groups for the Edge series, the 1030 and the Hammerhead Karoo. One thing that is never consistent is battery life, which is often all...
09-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Steve B.

This type of complaint always puzzles me.. Does...

This type of complaint always puzzles me.. Does 12 hours really suck ?. Is this just a complaint that it won't do 20 hrs, like the 1030 or 24 like the Plus ?. I can see folks doing double centuries...
09-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Steve B.

I understand stock can be limited in LBS's, so...

I understand stock can be limited in LBS's, so looks like you choices are to spend that $1000 and order a variety of shoes in wide widths from different vendors, then try on on all and return what...
09-05-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Steve B.

I recommend it all the the time for somebody...

I recommend it all the the time for somebody wanting a basic unit that has no need for the performance metrics on the 530/830/1030. A buddy has one, it's been very reliable for him and is a good...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By Steve B.

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are...

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are usually weight, stifness, aero depending on rim depth. None of those qualities are needed in a touring rim and likely costs a good bit more than aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Steve B.

I think all 3 major rack system manufacturers -...

I think all 3 major rack system manufacturers - Yak/Thule and Rocky Mounts make T rail adapters, I have one on my truck cap, so I can use my Yak system. They are not particularly cheap, I think...
08-26-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

Ignore the innocent look he has. We named...

Ignore the innocent look he has.

We named this one with a "soft" name of Simon, in hopes he would lose the "assertiveness" we first observed. Simon seems to be an error and we are re-thinking to...
08-25-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,261
Posted By Steve B.

This. I pair down to my licence, an ATM card...

This.

I pair down to my licence, an ATM card and an emergency ID card that has contact names on it. Plus a house or car key and my phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,416
Posted By Steve B.

If it fits and you can actually find one to test...

If it fits and you can actually find one to test ride, it's a nice bike. I know 2 people that ride with this suspension, like it and have had no issues with it.
08-24-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve B.

The basic and actual parts needed for Di2 are: ...

The basic and actual parts needed for Di2 are:

-2 - Shifters, L & R
-R derailer
-F derailer (unless1X)
-Battery, order a shim that tucks the battery up into the seatpost.
-A junction, older...
08-23-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,314
Posted By Steve B.

I'll do a short and easy ride, or swim workout,...

I'll do a short and easy ride, or swim workout, or both. Or a kayak paddle. This year I often just take a day off from riding.
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,556
Views: 1,359,059
Posted By Steve B.

One of my favorite photo's ...

One of my favorite photo's
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08-21-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By Steve B.

This is easy. Order now, pick it up next March

This is easy. Order now, pick it up next March
08-21-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve B.

I say don't do 1X but instead do a 2x 30/46...

I say don't do 1X but instead do a 2x 30/46 crank. Di2 is about the best shifting of any group and there's no reason not to take advantage of superior front shifting.
08-20-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Steve B.

These 2 - Elliot and Simon, are 11 weeks old and...

These 2 - Elliot and Simon, are 11 weeks old and will only for a short time be able to share a lap. They are 2 of the happiest and sweetest cats on the planet. They moved from a small Brooklyn...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Steve B.

National Geograpic has a Catskill Park map....

National Geograpic has a Catskill Park map. Delorme puts out a very detailed NY State Atlas. What you really want is an old fashioned gas station map like what Mobil put out. Rand Mcnally puts out a...
08-06-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Steve B.

Take the bike to a local bike shop and have them...

Take the bike to a local bike shop and have them evaluate your fit and position while sitting and spinning the pedals. If you've no experience at determining what good fit is, a pro should be...
08-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,555
Posted By Steve B.

Just because you're on a hybrid, doesn't mean you...

Just because you're on a hybrid, doesn't mean you don't go fast. I chased a guy on a local path along the beach yesterday, for 8 miles. When I finally caught him I see he's on a hybrid with a rear...
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Steve B.

I'd say $500 - $700. It's a ready to go touring...

I'd say $500 - $700. It's a ready to go touring bike and as well built as anything. Lots of cheap solutions for a F derailer. I'd also put a wider set of touring tires on it. It's got 36 rear and...
07-30-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Steve B.

I suffer from "hot foot" which is a Neuroma under...

I suffer from "hot foot" which is a Neuroma under the point where the small toe meets the metatarsal. My podiatrist tells me it's mostly due to stretching of the assorted ligaments and tendons that...
07-30-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,752
Posted By Steve B.

Soma Double Cross is another option. Steel,...

Soma Double Cross is another option. Steel, disc, frame with a matching with a fork is about $700. I like the build quality of my Soma Smoothie.
...
07-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano makes wide versions of their shoes. I...

Shimano makes wide versions of their shoes. I bit the bullet and purchased the SH-XC7 dual BOA shoes in wide. Most comfortable shoes I've ever ridden. I'm a 46 4E
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