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Forum: Northeast
09-25-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By Ghazmh

I was in the Minute Man neighborhood this morning...

I was in the Minute Man neighborhood this morning when I met up with a riding buddy to ride by Fruitlands in Harvard.
...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By bike_tom

Since we were just discussing the Reformatory...

Since we were just discussing the Reformatory Branch Trail, I thought I would share an update I noticed on Bedford's Minuteman Bikeway Extension page: https://www.bedfordma.gov/minuteman-extension
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Forum: Northeast
09-21-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By EVlove

BFRT at Route 27 (Acton Rd), taken at noon today....

BFRT at Route 27 (Acton Rd), taken at noon today. That's hard to see coming from the far i.e. south side. Hopefully not for long. I saw the crew at work on my way out so I was sort of prepared on the...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By bike_tom

Today's ride was the MM -> Reformatory -> Battle...

Today's ride was the MM -> Reformatory -> Battle Road -> MM loop. I've done this many times, but today was the first such trek on the Checkpoint (pun intended.) Always done this in the past on the...
08-28-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,815
Posted By tomato coupe

A Gran Fondo is a very different experience than...

A Gran Fondo is a very different experience than riding a route solo, and a lot of people are happy to spend money for that experience.
08-27-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,815
Posted By rsbob

Probably the biggest waste in cycling or anything...

Probably the biggest waste in cycling or anything else is buying cheap products that later break and have to be replaced usually by a higher priced product which should have been purchased in the...
08-27-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,815
Posted By ofajen

It always goes so well here in threads about...

It always goes so well here in threads about money and what things cost. 👍

Otto
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,920
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We did RAGBRAI 2022

Howdy. We completed RAGBRAI last Sunday. It was the first time for us and we had a great time. I would say it exceeded my expectations. As my friend aptly stated: woodstock on two wheels. :-) Here...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Pratt

L Route des Bleuets, Trip Report

Here is a little trip report on a tour of the Blueberry Route in Canada. Leaving Burlington, VT, I rode north and crossed the border at Highgate/Noyan. It was easy, I had previously created a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,801
Posted By genejockey

Definitely. BTW, that's what it looks like...

Definitely.

BTW, that's what it looks like in the early Spring. Now, it looks more like this.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,801
Posted By Mojo31

Ads are placed and paid for many months in...

Ads are placed and paid for many months in advance. One doesnít just pull them or reshoot at the last minute and throw the money away.

Easy solution for people like you - donít buy the product.
Forum: Northeast
07-18-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By rumrunn6

yes! ...

yes!
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...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By rumrunn6

got back out there the beginning of this week....

got back out there the beginning of this week. just down the road from White Crest, a friend rented a house. a 20 minute ride of approx. 2 miles, each way. enjoyed perfect weather, hot, sunny,...
07-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By pdlamb

I thought that was the knock against the Lezyne,...

I thought that was the knock against the Lezyne, that it was easy to unscrew the Presta valve as you were unscrewing the pump.



If the Road Morph head is tight, you can unscrew the cap about a...
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By timdow

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and...

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and use the rest for the trip?
07-12-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By dwmckee

The Lezyne comes in different models (barrel...

The Lezyne comes in different models (barrel diameters) to optimize for low or high pressure needs. The valve screws onto the Presta or Schrader valve stem so you never have to worry about it coming...
07-10-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Koyote

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Forum: Northeast
07-10-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By bike_tom

My New Bike Day post! I've been wanting a...

My New Bike Day post!

I've been wanting a new road bike for a while. Partly because I wanted to enter the 21st century, partly because my old Fuji is getting to big for me. (Funny how frames grow...
Forum: Northeast
07-10-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By jimmuller

Mike, great pics! Here's the pic Sharon...

Mike, great pics!

Here's the pic Sharon took. It was great visiting with you! Our last contact was the ride we did with Bill in the rain April, 2017, I believe.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By bike_tom

Been riding but not posting lately. Thought I...

Been riding but not posting lately. Thought I would share today's ride. Got out early, and as it turns out I beat the (not really predicted) afternoon rain shower.

Out of my bag of favored rides I...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By MarcusT

The Camino is attractive because it is so popular...

The Camino is attractive because it is so popular and even a few movies were made about it. If it's a pilgrimage you're looking for specifically, there are several in Europe.
One I've wanted to try...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Doug64

Instead of cycling one of the Cominos "because it...

Instead of cycling one of the Cominos "because it would have better services"; why not look at places or areas you would like to visit, and plan your own route.

Our experience in Spain was route...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By niknak

Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Loop or the...

Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Loop or the Great Divide are both excellent off-road options. You can get paper and digital maps of each to ease planning.

Otherwise, have a look at all the...
06-20-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By rsbob

Wind Noise Reduction Solution/s Found

One thing that gets wearisome on long rides is the constant wind noise - am I’m not talking about windy days, which has their own special weariness. I used ‘the Google’ and learned there are about 4...
Forum: Touring
06-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 924
Posted By indyfabz

Vermont Trip Report

Did a short tour of Vermont earlier this month. Drove up to Brattleboro on June 5th and camped just outside of town at Ft. Dummer S.P. Brattleboro (smartly) allows long-term parking in a garage in...
06-16-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Polaris OBark

Lower-pressure, higher volume pumps will fill big...

Lower-pressure, higher volume pumps will fill big tires faster with a comparable amount of pumping effort.
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Steve B.

Start with a 24, an out and back for maybe 30...

Start with a 24, an out and back for maybe 30 miles or so, to a local public campground. I would not start stealth camping till you know your gear choices and equipment carried all works as expected....
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 348,013
Posted By indyfabz

Outside of Woodstock, VT. ...

Outside of Woodstock, VT.


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06-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rolla

In my experience, it's really only the first...

In my experience, it's really only the first several miles that the pack will be thick. Hold your line, communicate any moves, be friendly. The group will spread out as the ride goes along. Sounds...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By rumrunn6

rode some forest trails down in Carver today. a...

rode some forest trails down in Carver today. a cpl video frames
forest road
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05-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By BlazingPedals

One reason thru-axles were developed was because...

One reason thru-axles were developed was because of disc brakes, but it's almost a theoretical problem given the very low number of incidents. Under hard braking, a disc brake can pull the wheel out...
05-05-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By katsup

You can look at prj71's post history and see them...

You can look at prj71's post history and see them bash non thru axle disc bikes every chance they get. There is nothing wrong with properly setup QR disc bikes and in fact, thru axle bikes often...
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,643
Posted By njkayaker

Zoom the other two maps in. Way in. They have...

Zoom the other two maps in. Way in. They have roads and other detail that are not on the paper map at all (which you can't zoom). Note that you are confusing having detail with the display of detail....
Forum: Touring
04-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,643
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you go somewhere that has a National...

If you go somewhere that has a National Geographic travel map available, I suggest them. They are not cycling specific, but I do find them useful.
https://www.natgeomaps.com/travel-maps

***
...
Forum: Touring
04-25-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,643
Posted By pstock

to test this out a bit I took what I think is a...

to test this out a bit I took what I think is a Known Quantity day ride, one of the George Hincapie Gran Fondos.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26943408
which they advertise as having an elevation...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 348,013
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't been bicycle touring in Australia, and...

Haven't been bicycle touring in Australia, and likely never will, but I thought with all these great wilderness dirt-trail pics everyone's been showing this would be a suitable addition to the...
04-09-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,692,081
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Picked this up this morning and swapped the parts...

Picked this up this morning and swapped the parts over from Project Mayhem....
Forum: Northeast
03-12-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By rumrunn6

thank you. didn't know they had a web camera! &...

thank you. didn't know they had a web camera! & never saw this photo before!...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you saying that I was supposed to quit using...

Are you saying that I was supposed to quit using my slim Gillette twist to open adjustable razor years ago? There is something newer?

Ok, I know there is something newer, used a Schick injector...
Forum: Touring
02-14-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By fishboat

Thx.. Passing thought..if you haven't used...

Thx..

Passing thought..if you haven't used Caltopo for your non-cycling adventures it might be worth a look.

https://caltopo.com/about/

Caltopo was started by a guy in California to assist...
02-08-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rolla

As a long-time shop rat, I can say with absolute...

As a long-time shop rat, I can say with absolute certainty that the general public thinks an expensive bike is one that costs $500. (They also think that riding to work "five miles each way" is an...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 1,257,808
Posted By Ghazmh

Today was a great day to Fatbike, last weekends...

Today was a great day to Fatbike, last weekends snow was sun kissed enough to be shallower, hard and crusty with a thin veneer of fresh icy snow. Having learned the hard way last week that even a...
01-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By tomato coupe

Sharks loooooove lycra. It's like chocolate to...

Sharks loooooove lycra. It's like chocolate to them.
01-21-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,483
Posted By mirfi

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love...

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love BikeForums.

Gonna take my 8 year old old Bikesdirect Motobecane Fantom Cross for a tour of the GAP. It has DC19 wheels and I had put 26mm Conti's...
01-18-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Iride01

I'd only expect that the 24" tube will wear out...

I'd only expect that the 24" tube will wear out faster and flat quicker if punctured.

If that is unsafe to you then change it. Otherwise just wait till it gives you troubles.
01-15-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,348
Posted By indyfabz

Some of the big guns. ...

Some of the big guns.


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Former Milwaukee Road right-of-way transformed into...
01-12-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,348
Posted By indyfabz

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone...

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone with MTB and road riding experience would legitimately not understand the "fascination" some have with gravel riding. I mean, just look at how many...
01-11-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,348
Posted By base2

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users...

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users & no prosecutor or cop is even slightly interested in calling BS on simple lies like "I didn't see him," or, "He came out of nowhere."

Simply put:...
01-01-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,622
Posted By Koyote

Wait 'til you get there, ride your present bike...

Wait 'til you get there, ride your present bike for a while, get the lay of the land. Then you can figure out what kind of new bike (if any) to buy, rather than relying on speculation from a bunch of...
Forum: Northeast
12-08-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
Posted By indyfabz

I carry it strapped to my rear rack parallel With...

I carry it strapped to my rear rack parallel With the bike. (I will post a photo from my phone in a bit.) It hangs much further over the end of the rack than the Fly Creek.

I carry a 4'x8' or so...
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