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Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By jpescatore

Here's shot of the Revelate small frame bag I...

Here's shot of the Revelate small frame bag I use. I switched the water bottles to side load models so I can reach down and get them out while riding.
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Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By jpescatore

The Ortlieb site shows that as a mini-frame bag,...

The Ortlieb site shows that as a mini-frame bag, hanging under the top tube. As long as you have the velcro loop fastened at the head tube or the seat tube, the bag will stay put and you will be fine.
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By jpescatore

I assume you really mean frame bag - a bag that...

I assume you really mean frame bag - a bag that hangs from the top tube and uses the space in the main "triangle" of the bike between the top tube, down tube and seat tube? Top tube bags go on top of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-11-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jpescatore

That bridge was closed back in 2019, and I did an...

That bridge was closed back in 2019, and I did an ugly detour around it - taking Joyce Lane E to Balt/Annapolis and then a stretch on the shoulder over to where Naval Bagels is,. Severn Way I think....
10-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By jpescatore

A few weeks ago I did an 80 mile organized bike...

A few weeks ago I did an 80 mile organized bike ride and the rest stops had the usual jugs of water and Gatorade-like stuff, but also had Hydrant (https://www.drinkhydrant.com/)hydration mix...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,929
Posted By jpescatore

Ryan Duzer is a YouTubing bike touring guy who...

Ryan Duzer is a YouTubing bike touring guy who had a Gates belt break on his Priority bike on a long off road tour. He has a good video, which includes a video call with the owner of Priority bikes,...
10-06-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,092
Posted By jpescatore

I do soft pedaling to make those watching think I...

I do soft pedaling to make those watching think I have a gigantic front ring in use...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,761
Posted By jpescatore

One thing to remember on those elevation profiles...

One thing to remember on those elevation profiles is that they often (maybe always) show a sharp uphill when a trail goes through a tunnel, because the elevation of what the tunnel goes under is what...
09-30-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,004
Posted By jpescatore

It sounds like this only happens when braking on...

It sounds like this only happens when braking on a curve downhill, so only when going faster around a curve than you would go when turning on the flats and not braking?

Using the front brake on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-30-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By jpescatore

Sorry to hear that, really enjoyed that section...

Sorry to hear that, really enjoyed that section when we rode from Bethlehem to New Hope a few years ago. But, living near and riding a lot on the C&O Canal Towpath here, canal paths next to rivers...
09-29-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 358,360
Posted By jpescatore

I replace my helmets when the thin plastic shell...

I replace my helmets when the thin plastic shell starts to deteriorate, usually lasts more than 5 years. Would replace if had an impact.

For my last helmet, about 5 years ago now, I bought into...
09-28-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,990
Posted By jpescatore

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded)...

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded) for many years but when I started touring I bought a cheap pair, mainly because the material is easy to wash and squeeze out and have it dry quickly. I...
09-25-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By jpescatore

If you go with SPD cleats, you can use any shoe...

If you go with SPD cleats, you can use any shoe that supports two hole cleats - most will say SPD compatible, easy to Google search. You will usually find SPD compatible shoes listed under Mountain...
09-23-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By jpescatore

I echo Lazy Ass - my wife gave me the Park PRS-6...

I echo Lazy Ass - my wife gave me the Park PRS-6 as a birthday present back in the mid 1990s and I'm still using it today. Discontinued, now everything has the folded base, I think the equivalent is...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,820
Posted By jpescatore

I've used a Trek 520 touring bike for multiday...

I've used a Trek 520 touring bike for multiday (credit card style/non-camping) tours for 20 years. In 2017, I added a Trek Domane as my mid-life crisis road bike and was thinking I'd try to do a tour...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By jpescatore

Update - on the way back from Carlisle PA, I...

Update - on the way back from Carlisle PA, I thought I'd sneak in a Pike 2 Pike ride. The eastern end now seems to end in private property with a "Trail Parking $2" sign and a "Not Responsible for...
09-20-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,423
Posted By jpescatore

I just did the 2021 Three Creek Century...

I just did the 2021 Three Creek Century (https://hbc2.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=750678&module_id=335135) ride, this time did 51 mile loop and hilly 29 mile Opossum Lake route....
09-17-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By jpescatore

If you do the 60 mile training ride and are not...

If you do the 60 mile training ride and are not miserable, go for the century ride, especially since the course is pretty flat. I've found that 2/3 rule works for me when I'm doing normal riding...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,761
Posted By jpescatore

Great trip, great writeup. A friend who...

Great trip, great writeup.

A friend who lives in Columbus and I planned out doing Cleveland back to Columbus a few years ago but a stationary front sat over the route for a week and flooded much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By jpescatore

Some of it depends on how sensitive you are to...

Some of it depends on how sensitive you are to bike "feel" - I have a touring bike, a road bike and now a "gravel" bike (that replaced the touring bike) that have different geometries. But, by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem...

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem with my old saddle bag - ruined two pairs of expensive biking shorts.

The Topeak Aero Wedge Bob Ross showed had enough storage volume (I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By jpescatore

Ditto the above advice (especially about trying...

Ditto the above advice (especially about trying out loaner saddles) and I'd add: don't automatically equate "hard as rocks" with uncomfortable. Like mattresses, I've found over the years that well...
09-13-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,246
Posted By jpescatore

My wife had an Element for 8 years, loved it -...

My wife had an Element for 8 years, loved it - great for carrying bikes, kayaks, etc. She would have replaced it with another Element but Honda stopped making them.
09-13-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By jpescatore

Good advice so far, I'd add something that has...

Good advice so far, I'd add something that has worked for me: at the end of your riding each day, check your tires to see if they picked up any glass, wire, metal, etc. I think quite often my flats...
09-10-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By jpescatore

I've had a dedicated bike in my trainer in the...

I've had a dedicated bike in my trainer in the basement for 4 years now - I go by the noise, which usually means about once per winter I'm cleaning/lubing the chain.

I do check chain and cog wear...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jpescatore

Just returned from a few days in Burlington and...

Just returned from a few days in Burlington and got to ride the Island Rail Trail from downtown Burlington across the causeway/bike ferry and up to Grand Isle and back - awesome. Every other time...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2019 my wife and I did a supported trip...

Back in 2019 my wife and I did a supported trip on about 130 miles of the D&L trail from Glen Summit to Washington Crossing, and then back up the NJ side to Lumberton. I created a Cycleblaze journal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By jpescatore

I use 32mm tubeful GP5000s that I run at 75 psi -...

I use 32mm tubeful GP5000s that I run at 75 psi - I weigh 225 and ride on typical suburban roads with lots of crud.

I don't push tire mileage anymore - I'd rather avoid roadside flat repairs than...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By jpescatore

4 years ago, there was no trail up to the Sandy...

4 years ago, there was no trail up to the Sandy Trail - just that ramp up to the eastern/southern end of the bridge. Could be just a Google maps interpretation of the ramp, or a hiking trail at best...
08-24-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,096
Posted By jpescatore

Hiking/walking works best for me when I feel I...

Hiking/walking works best for me when I feel I need a recovery day from biking. If the weather doesn't support that, an easy hour on Zwift on one of the flat courses works, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,549
Posted By jpescatore

Been using Wahoo cadence sensors on my road bike...

Been using Wahoo cadence sensors on my road bike with Wahoo Elemnt/Roam and on Zwift running on AppleTV for several years now. Never had any cadence irregularities other than when the battery ran...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By jpescatore

Just did a group ride this past Saturday,...

Just did a group ride this past Saturday, downloaded the RWGPS .gpx file the ride leader posted and magically many roads had turned into dirt/gravel roads. Didn't really impact anything - these were...
08-18-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By jpescatore

If the two day 160 mile ride means roughly two 80...

If the two day 160 mile ride means roughly two 80 days and you have been doing some 50+ mile rides, you should be fine. Think of an 80 mile ride as a 25 mile ride after a rest stop at 55 miles!
...
08-17-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By jpescatore

The newest Kuat hitch rack has lights that...

The newest Kuat hitch rack has lights that connect to the trailer light cable, assuming you have one. Very expensive though - has many other features - here...
08-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By jpescatore

Not only that, but Trek also has an Emonda model...

Not only that, but Trek also has an Emonda model line!
08-16-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By jpescatore

Simpsons Biker Bar Video Clip

Obviously some serious cyclists on the Simpsons show/s writing staff very funny clip here.
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By jpescatore

Whether to start in the north or south would...

Whether to start in the north or south would mostly be driven by what time of year you were going to be on the road - whether you were aiming to avoid the heat in the south or cold in the north. As...
08-15-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By jpescatore

Back in 2017, I rode a Domane SL6 Disc and the...

Back in 2017, I rode a Domane SL6 Disc and the Specialized equivalent. The Domane just felt better - the geometries of the two bikes were slightly different but most of the component levels were the...
08-15-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By jpescatore

I'm heavier than you (100 kg) but ride an...

I'm heavier than you (100 kg) but ride an endurance road bike for short and long rides, been using tubeful GP5000s for about 3 years now. My priorities are flat avoidance, traction, speed and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-14-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 590,952
Posted By jpescatore

Agree about the shared road into that Brunswick...

Agree about the shared road into that Brunswick campground - but it is actually lightyears better than it was before the crushed stone was put down on the Towpath around it and I think they did some...
Forum: Touring
08-13-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By jpescatore

We did the Allegheny River Trail in 2017,...

We did the Allegheny River Trail in 2017, unloaded bikes on day trips from Franklin - very nice. I really liked the Sandy Creek extension - as other mentioned, steep stairs but there was a plank ramp...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 590,952
Posted By jpescatore

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy...

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy did it improve the ride! Much more GAP-like - I'll take having to wipe down the bike and chain at the end of the day as the downside...

College Park...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-10-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 590,952
Posted By jpescatore

Not many paved trails of any length in the...

Not many paved trails of any length in the Ashton/Cloverly area! My book mostly focuses on paved trails around the area that are fun to do with kids but not many very close to Ashton.

In Olney you...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-08-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 590,952
Posted By jpescatore

Definitely great riding up your way - seems like...

Definitely great riding up your way - seems like I mostly get out there when doing Potomac Pedalers winter rides from the Soccerplex or whatever that park is called.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-07-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 590,952
Posted By jpescatore

Yesterday I did a few loops where I go down NH to...

Yesterday I did a few loops where I go down NH to 198, then downhlll to Firestone. Then up Firestone, through Hampshire Greens to Ednor. Then over to Alexander Manor and through that development to...
08-05-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jpescatore

Add me to the list - I had a total full thickness...

Add me to the list - I had a total full thickness tear back in 2012. Tried PT before an MRI - PT won't help a total tear. At its worst, I couldn't raise my right arm high enough to adjust the radio...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,989
Posted By jpescatore

There's more to riding than aerobic fitness, leg...

There's more to riding than aerobic fitness, leg strength, FTP, etc. So, if you say your goal is to get better at group road rides, the best way to get better is do more group road rides and...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By jpescatore

We are going to be up in Burlington VT towards...

We are going to be up in Burlington VT towards the end of August and have 2 rides planned that come close to your specs:

Burlington to North Hero (Hero's Welcome lunch place) - we did this on the...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By jpescatore

if you go to Cycleblaze ...

if you go to Cycleblaze (https://www.cycleblaze.com/journals/north-america/)you can read the journals of people who haver recently or are currently on the TransAm route and finding route closures...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-29-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By jpescatore

I haven't done DC to Annapolis for years but a...

I haven't done DC to Annapolis for years but a recent alternative is the route the East Coast Greenway takes - look here (https://www.greenway.org/states/maryland). It is not the direct route as it...
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