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Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By zowie

Thank you jpescatore. I've done the DC to...

Thank you jpescatore. I've done the DC to Annapolis piece. Some inviting photos!
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By zowie

Thank you very much. Will look carefully at that.

Thank you very much. Will look carefully at that.
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By zowie

No, it doesn't. I wasn't so clear. Schuylkill for...

No, it doesn't. I wasn't so clear. Schuylkill for Valley Forge to central Phila. Would then go to Trenton or Washington's Crossing to cross.
06-04-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By zowie

Not sure that's correct. I think chloride is...

Not sure that's correct. I think chloride is another electrolyte you need to maintain.
06-04-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By zowie

Potato chips, which I won't indulge in otherwise,...

Potato chips, which I won't indulge in otherwise, are excellent when it's hot. Sodium, potassium, plus of course carbs. Check the package - nutrition varies with brand/variety.

Hard boiled eggs...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By zowie

If anyone has any advice for routes, lodging or...

If anyone has any advice for routes, lodging or pitfalls to avoid . . . I'm thinking about going DC area (MD suburbs) to NYC next month via York PA. "Credit card" trip with minimal luggage.

Day...
04-29-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,016
Posted By zowie

If you've done 80 miles successfully, then you...

If you've done 80 miles successfully, then you just need to up whatever you used for that by 20-25%. Don't overthink it, and real food is fine.

I only break out the high tech slurps if it's really...
04-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By zowie

WTF is wrong with people.

WTF is wrong with people.
04-18-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By zowie

Someone did this a few years back in Prospect...

Someone did this a few years back in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and hurt someone.
04-18-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,185
Posted By zowie

Very possibly the same birds. Some birds can...

Very possibly the same birds. Some birds can remember a person who disturbed them and later pick him out of a crowd, and crows are especially smart.
04-18-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,185
Posted By zowie

I got hit by a fairly large butterfly. Left an...

I got hit by a fairly large butterfly. Left an orange smudge.
Replies: 29
Views: 3,012
Posted By zowie

How does one treat this once it sets in?

How does one treat this once it sets in?
04-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By zowie

Thx for the response. The Touring was discounted...

Thx for the response. The Touring was discounted a few years ago and really wasn't bad until lately.

What I want is to NOT be rerouted when I go off course. I want to backtrack and go back to the...
04-01-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By zowie

How is it for following a pre-loaded route? If...

How is it for following a pre-loaded route?
If I load a route I want to stay on, not recalculate if I miss a turn and send me on some new route.
Using a garmin edge touring, but it's become...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By zowie

I never felt safe on the sections without...

I never felt safe on the sections without shoulder.
02-17-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,233
Posted By zowie

To pile on, you may be able to obtain major...

To pile on, you may be able to obtain major improvements from better pedaling technique if that's something you're lacking in. But clipless isn't necessary to accomplish that.
02-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,091
Posted By zowie

I like your sig quote!

I like your sig quote!
02-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,091
Posted By zowie

Baseball in one ear during the summer. Cheap-o...

Baseball in one ear during the summer. Cheap-o buds because they don't need to sound good and occasionally get damaged.
It's not that it enhances my riding, like music might. I just don't want to...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,870
Posted By zowie

You can measure completion of a project in...

You can measure completion of a project in various ways, including % cost, % time and % materials.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,050
Posted By zowie

You are right about that. I'd never have a seat...

You are right about that. I'd never have a seat like this on my road bikes. But for the sub-10 mile rides I use this for it's fine.
01-31-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,781
Posted By zowie

Long steady rides, and short intensity on the...

Long steady rides, and short intensity on the treadmill (or, rarely, outside).

The cycling contains some built-in intervals -- the hills.

Long is a virtue, but slow is not. Go at a pace that...
01-31-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By zowie

It's just a category of weight, not fitness,...

It's just a category of weight, not fitness, fatness or moral qualities. "Way to hurt a guy" is a little offensive.
01-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,417
Posted By zowie

In my seat bag so it's there if I need it but...

In my seat bag so it's there if I need it but otherwise doesn't disturb my ride.
01-17-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,560
Posted By zowie

I must have missed where it said everyone has to...

I must have missed where it said everyone has to agree with whatever you write.
Replies: 94
Views: 10,820
Posted By zowie

Is no one else using an Edge Touring? It's great...

Is no one else using an Edge Touring? It's great for keeping track of where I've been. Not always reliable for following a loaded route, especially an out-and back. But it's what I have so it's what...
01-17-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,560
Posted By zowie

I recently bought a dedicated commuter bike,...

I recently bought a dedicated commuter bike, complete with everything I need. It requires no special clothes and has yet to require any expenditures.
If (with sample numbers) I've ridden it 1000...
01-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,089
Posted By zowie

I don't know if you're asking in earnest or doing...

I don't know if you're asking in earnest or doing a shtick, but it's to insult the product by saying it's not really a bicycle, it just looks like one.

I just recently saw this re bicycles. I've...
01-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By zowie

Just wondering if making meat jerky comes out...

Just wondering if making meat jerky comes out cheaper DIY than the store. I've made it in the oven before.
01-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By zowie

Uses a ton of electric, no?

Uses a ton of electric, no?
01-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By zowie

I don't use the app. I use a garmin and upload...

I don't use the app. I use a garmin and upload later at my desktop. But I do know folks who use their phones for this.
01-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By zowie

I like a plain old excel. Suburban Cyclists...

I like a plain old excel.
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU) has a decent one to download if all you want to track is mileage.
There are others floating around that take more stats like speed,...
01-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By zowie

Nope. I've maintained my long distance stamina...

Nope.
I've maintained my long distance stamina and actually gotten a little better at climbing but I get slower every year.
01-09-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,113
Posted By zowie

Dog house. Seriously.

Dog house. Seriously.
Replies: 243
Views: 27,793
Posted By zowie

My riding buds encouraged me to join them on the...

My riding buds encouraged me to join them on the Montauk Century in the 80s but I didn't think I could do it. What the hell would I do if I got stranded in Suffolk County?
I signed up to do it in...
01-02-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By zowie

2004 Tourmalet Al frame and carbon fork with...

2004 Tourmalet Al frame and carbon fork with custom build.
Definitely not twitchy and plenty comfortable.
01-02-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,305
Posted By zowie

OMG, Toughskins . . .

OMG, Toughskins . . .
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,050
Posted By zowie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1760x2000/commuterpic_40e1eb7bfd64f4b88390fa684fa96182fa3f0799.jpg
One of mine. Partly I ride it as a gag but it fits the bill for flattish...
12-11-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By zowie

Thanks. Appreciate all the good replies!

Thanks. Appreciate all the good replies!
12-07-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By zowie

Thanks. Do I need to have a torque wrench or can...

Thanks. Do I need to have a torque wrench or can I use a regular ratchet?
12-07-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By zowie

Bottom bracket or new bike?

Hi.


My ol' aluminum frame/carbon fork Lemond has about 15000 miles on it. I'm very comfortable on it.


15 year old Ultegra 8 x 3 drivetrain with lower end brifters. Plus clyde-worthy hand...
Forum: Northeast
10-15-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,497
Posted By zowie

Whole NCT was open as of yesterday (10/14). ...

Whole NCT was open as of yesterday (10/14).

Section in Brewster still closed. I went through anyhow and had to pass through sewage. Awful. Took Rt. 6 on the way back, and continued on it all the...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By zowie

thx!!

thx!!
Forum: Northeast
09-04-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By zowie

Great River Ride GRR - How tough?

This is advertised as "extreme" (100M or 200k).
Some ride with gps 's metrics I found make it look pretty hilly, but not extraordinary.
But on my own rides I get way different elevations between...
08-30-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,364
Posted By zowie

Hi. Bike is still in action.

Hi.
Bike is still in action.
08-13-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By zowie

From my days cutting lawns, I have a nostalgic...

From my days cutting lawns, I have a nostalgic preference for garden hose flavor water.
Forum: Northeast
08-01-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By zowie

That's what I thought. There was a plan for it...

That's what I thought. There was a plan for it like a decade ago.

I imagine there are some who will appreciate being able to reach Captree (legally).

But to do the monotonous, often windy,...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By zowie

Did they ever build the bikepath over the Robert...

Did they ever build the bikepath over the Robert Moses causeway bridge to get back to L.I.?
07-27-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By zowie

Buy tops marketed to joggers. No back pockets...

Buy tops marketed to joggers. No back pockets but lots more sizes, availability in the mall, much cheaper and look more normal. Good advice (IMO) for people of any size.
Forum: Northeast
07-27-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,629
Posted By zowie

I just got a "pedestrian in cross-walk" ticket in...

I just got a "pedestrian in cross-walk" ticket in my car in the middle of a slum neighborhood. Ped was well on the other side of the street. Totally safe maneuver.
This is a De Blasio class war...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By zowie

Unless I've misread something. We're talking...

Unless I've misread something. We're talking about Harrison Ave/Bridge Street Bridge, yes? I've been using it for years. Maybe it happened to be briefly closed for construction or something when...
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