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Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,611
Posted By JCNeumann

Wasn't there a helmet a few years ago with a face...

Wasn't there a helmet a few years ago with a face shield? I think it was loosely based on ice hockey helmets, which have a screw-on half shield. Bell, maybe?

The downside to any face shield is...
09-28-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,535
Posted By JCNeumann

Absolutely. I am 245, and have pounded the crap...

Absolutely. I am 245, and have pounded the crap out of a CAAD10 for 5 years on bad New England and New York roads. Buy a good bike that fits you, and maintain it well. You will be fine!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By JCNeumann

I'd investigate winter cycle boots. 45NRTH makes...

I'd investigate winter cycle boots. 45NRTH makes great ones, and have worked very well for me down to 10-15F.

These have SPD clips, and attachment makes a difference in crap weather
08-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,380
Posted By JCNeumann

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly...

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly unpleasant hills, and feathering the front brake makes a world of difference.

Plus, you always want that on a less-controlled environment like the...
06-03-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By JCNeumann

Someone mentioned it above, but... Mountain...

Someone mentioned it above, but...

Mountain bikes will take a lot more weight, especially if you are using them as a road bike. You can get a very nice bike for $200, but it won't be folding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,822
Posted By JCNeumann

Main goal? Compete in a real, timed race. ...

Main goal? Compete in a real, timed race. Training for a tri, does that count?

:-)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By JCNeumann

Seconding the Tahoe or Suburban - 2009 or newer. ...

Seconding the Tahoe or Suburban - 2009 or newer. They are indestructable, can handle anything you put in them, and aren't nearly as much of a gas hog as people think. I've had 4 bikes with 4...
09-25-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,460
Posted By JCNeumann

Go outside and enjoy air, quietness, and focus. ...

Go outside and enjoy air, quietness, and focus.

Or...

Go to a spin class and enjoy the scenery.

I will report back in April after a winter of bike commuting in Minneapolis.

:-)
08-07-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,239
Posted By JCNeumann

That bike trail is the Cape's best "unknown...

That bike trail is the Cape's best "unknown treasure". I've spent summers around Sandwich since I was a kid, and got to teach my own kids how to ride on that path.

And Huffy rocks. If you grew...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,056
Posted By JCNeumann

I have to say New York for the sheer...

I have to say New York for the sheer entertainment value. Plus, people are very used to bikes.

You need to have your head on a swivel, but that is true in the 'burbs as well. Probably more so!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,034
Posted By JCNeumann

Take a look at REI, they have a bike called the...

Take a look at REI, they have a bike called the Novara Gotham. It is a little on the heavy side, but it has just about everything you are looking for at ~1300 or so.

If you can swing more, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,687
Posted By JCNeumann

Heads up display is already here with the Recon...

Heads up display is already here with the Recon Jet. That's my next cycling purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,001
Posted By JCNeumann

Good god. Listen to a professional. I've...

Good god. Listen to a professional.

I've had multiple shoulder dislocations from contact sports. It is fixable if you have the right care plan, and you follow it religiously. Anyone who tries...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,150
Posted By JCNeumann

+999999 Mine creaks, complains, and is hard...

+999999

Mine creaks, complains, and is hard to get started
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,701
Posted By JCNeumann

I've never had an issue - I simply constantly...

I've never had an issue - I simply constantly keep moving my eyes and knowing everything around me. It really is practice, the same way you do hill repeats. Get used to moving your eyes constantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By JCNeumann

good lord I am so tired of hearing this...

good lord I am so tired of hearing this snotty/b****y, arrogant, snide commentary. This is a way to motivate people, and it has worked for thousands of years. Can you make it to an elite level? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,242
Posted By JCNeumann

I can't speak for the poster, but that's exactly...

I can't speak for the poster, but that's exactly what I do. On a 60-70 mile ride, my goal is to be comfortable, go reasonably fast, walk if I have to, and carry tools, food, and extra tools. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By JCNeumann

What type of beer? Cold, and in a cooler...

What type of beer?

Cold, and in a cooler next to the Camelbak. Emergency use only, of course.
08-04-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By JCNeumann

They come up on ebay fairly often, and every once...

They come up on ebay fairly often, and every once the carbon-frame version shows up. Sweet-riding, very nice looking bike, but the carbon-frame ones get VERY pricey.
07-26-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By JCNeumann

You are absolutely right about the components! ...

You are absolutely right about the components! Bike frames, brakes, wheels and tires are not meant for sustained 40-50 mph speeds, in particular with the extra weight of large motors, batteries and...
07-25-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,815
Posted By JCNeumann

Do you have a link for that? The only one I...

Do you have a link for that? The only one I could find was an updated 2014 version of the Turbo with a funky matte black paint job. Same price, bigger battery
07-25-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By JCNeumann

There are a lot of true e-motorcycles that are...

There are a lot of true e-motorcycles that are quite a bit faster than 30mph, but these need tags, registration, same as a gas motorbike.

ZERO MOTORCYCLES ? The Electric Motorcycle Company -...
06-29-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By JCNeumann

Step 1 - find another pacemaker clinic. ...

Step 1 - find another pacemaker clinic.

Step 2 - Talk to a doctor. Not a tech. This is not something to screw around with, and I would be very leery of any place where technicians are giving...
05-27-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,994
Posted By JCNeumann

Pilates was actually first popular in the US with...

Pilates was actually first popular in the US with boxers in the 1920s. It is a great workout, and I find it refreshing to be outdone by a class full of women! It reinforces the idea that you always...
05-26-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By JCNeumann

Don't get p***-drunk the night before. You will...

Don't get p***-drunk the night before. You will not enjoy the ride next day.

Unless you are on a team, a pro, or a serious amateur, relax and enjoy a good meal and drink, hopefully with your...
05-26-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,994
Posted By JCNeumann

+1 on the comments about full-body exercises. ...

+1 on the comments about full-body exercises. In particular if you incorporate balance work within the sessions, results improve a great deal.

in terms of frequency? IMO you should look more to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,993
Posted By JCNeumann

I've had a Wahoo ANT+ bought used off ebay. It's...

I've had a Wahoo ANT+ bought used off ebay. It's working flawlessly for two years for 5-6 workouts a week, and it connects easily to a ForeRunner XT305, iPhone, and IPad at the gym.

FWIW it's a...
05-14-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,485
Posted By JCNeumann

What comes out the other end after the digestive...

What comes out the other end after the digestive process is complete.

:-)
05-13-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,036
Posted By JCNeumann

A little short, nasty hill near me. Sharp right...

A little short, nasty hill near me. Sharp right turn to get on to 100 m of 16-18%, railroad tracks! a sharp right turn around 10% of 100-150m, then sharp left 300-400m of undulating 10-12%. Not...
05-13-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,904
Posted By JCNeumann

Drink beer or don't. I like one or two...

Drink beer or don't.

I like one or two after a hard workout. Some people like chocolate milk. Some people like a nice Cabernet.

Will not drinking help you lose weight? Maybe. Maybe not....
05-13-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,485
Posted By JCNeumann

Winds suck, but it does force you to completely...

Winds suck, but it does force you to completely pay attention to your form and bike management.

Hills suck, but are fun - it's a defined goal with a reward at the end of it.

I think what...
05-13-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,344
Posted By JCNeumann

IMO keep what you have. That is a great bike,...

IMO keep what you have. That is a great bike, and a Specialized anything will not make you faster. I would also avoid using a narrower tire in NYC - way too much crap on the roads do deal with if...
05-11-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,831
Posted By JCNeumann

Build up to it. It will come. What I...

Build up to it. It will come.

What I found helpful was looking at where I lost speed, and worked on that area. When I started I sucked at hills. Once I got through that with weights, repeats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By JCNeumann

Cross-training, yes. I'm a little leery of doing...

Cross-training, yes. I'm a little leery of doing two-a-days on the bike unless I am in VERY good shape.

The exception to this might be long-distance commuting, as mentioned. You may want to be...
05-10-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By JCNeumann

I've had very good luck with the Masi I've got...

I've had very good luck with the Masi I've got (geometry is quite similar), but you do need to pay attention on sharp corners for pedal strike. Having said that, it has never been an issue on fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,136
Posted By JCNeumann

+1 for sure I have SRAM X9 on a mountain...

+1 for sure

I have SRAM X9 on a mountain bike, Rival on a CAAD, and Shimano XT on a hybrid. The only difference on the SRAM is that they -seem- to complain a little more when you cross-chain.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,956
Posted By JCNeumann

It can be done - I've tried it from the Stamford...

It can be done - I've tried it from the Stamford CT area.

You do need to consider you may be soaked in sweat, so having shower and a change of clothes is enormously helpful. Plus, consider what...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,126
Posted By JCNeumann

Ive done a couple of centuries and do longish (50...

Ive done a couple of centuries and do longish (50 mile plus) club rides, and they have been fine. I am 245, though, so I'm less concerned about lightness. I just ordered a pair of 107 Shimanos, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,095
Posted By JCNeumann

51-52 on a long downhill, according to GPS. It...

51-52 on a long downhill, according to GPS. It was not pleasant or comfortable - unless you have full gear you are in a WORLD of hurt if you crash.

I was waaaaaay more comfortable at 160+ on...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,126
Posted By JCNeumann

I have been very happy with Shimano MT33s. With...

I have been very happy with Shimano MT33s. With SPDs, you do occasionally hear some clanking when you walk but the shoe itself is quite comfortable.

Shimano SH-MT33L Shoes Reviews - Mtbr.com...
04-17-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,598
Posted By JCNeumann

But damn good for intervals. Especially...

But damn good for intervals. Especially "Riot"
04-17-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,377
Posted By JCNeumann

46x16 and I stand up - you get used to it. ...

46x16 and I stand up - you get used to it. Getting a good head of steam beforehand helps, but just gut it out.

You may need to weave a little bit to keep speed up, but just pay attention to who...
04-08-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By JCNeumann

Freaking awesome! That bike has to put a...

Freaking awesome!

That bike has to put a smile on your face every time you ride it. If I could ask, what 2-part system did you use, and did you use a spray gun? I'm finally getting my tush in...
04-05-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,598
Posted By JCNeumann

Three Days Grace - found them on Pandora, and...

Three Days Grace - found them on Pandora, and incorporated them into the workout list. "Riot" is particularly good.

Otherwise a lot of SOAD.
04-05-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By JCNeumann

SPDs hands down. I have them on every bike I...

SPDs hands down. I have them on every bike I have, and have never felt like I needed a dedicated road-type pedal. I suspect if you are actually road racing that equation would be different, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,272
Posted By JCNeumann

"Incontheivable!!!!" :-) (My wife...

"Incontheivable!!!!"

:-)

(My wife always hollers "have fun shtorming da castle!) when I go for a group ride)


I'm 6'2 and 230 and there are guys pudgier than me who easily run the "A"...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By JCNeumann

Have you looked at this? Novara Gotham Bike...

Have you looked at this?

Novara Gotham Bike - 2014 at REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/857590/novara-gotham-bike-2014)

not the prettiest, but I tried on one at a local REI and was pretty...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,811
Posted By JCNeumann

+1 I never use the finger in anger, although...

+1

I never use the finger in anger, although I have used my voice to scream at someone. I had a gun pointed at me after using the middle digit - that was a painful lesson. Be very careful...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,359
Posted By JCNeumann

...because the other half will cut something I...

...because the other half will cut something I have become quite close to if I buy any more bike stuff?

All kidding aside, only reason I could see getting 11 in the next few years is a) I get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By JCNeumann

+1. You can lock it so it doesn't leak, and you...

+1. You can lock it so it doesn't leak, and you don't have to pull, which means it doesn't get chewed up. Best bottles I've ever had.

Downside is a little less liquid capacity and you do have...
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