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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,680
Posted By Lucky07

In the future, try using heat. A friend suggested...

In the future, try using heat. A friend suggested that after I spent two days trying to get a pedal off. I heated up the very end of the crank for about 20 seconds with a small flame from a butane...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,046
Posted By Lucky07

Once you have enough air in them to avoid pinch...

Once you have enough air in them to avoid pinch flats, it's really up to you. Experiment with different PSI on different days riding the same route & see what works best for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By Lucky07

The CAAD 9/10 is a great deal IMO. I also like...

The CAAD 9/10 is a great deal IMO. I also like the Allez E5 frame & the Cervelo Soloist/S1/etc. If you know what you want & your size, go CraigsList. You can always pick up a cheap frame & build it...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,689
Posted By Lucky07

FrankieV, I think I was on that year's Harlem...

FrankieV, I think I was on that year's Harlem Valley Ride. That was the most intense downpour I've ever ridden in. I really questioned my sanity finishing the 100 in the rain & lightning.

As for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By Lucky07

The mag is great. Their site is pretty good as...

The mag is great. Their site is pretty good as well: http://pelotonmagazine.com/
Forum: Northeast
08-02-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,556
Posted By Lucky07

If that's the block near Grand Central, it's...

If that's the block near Grand Central, it's chaos at almost all times of the day.

People running into the street against the light, cabs jockeying for fares, and people jumping out of cars trying...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Lucky07

The bike lanes are already another revenue stream...

The bike lanes are already another revenue stream for the city. Cops are starting to ticket cars & trucks that park in them. Granted, they probably ticket one out of a thousand, but still....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By Lucky07

Just wake up early to ride before work. Once you...

Just wake up early to ride before work. Once you get into the routine, it's easy. I get the bike & everything ready the night before.
Forum: Northeast
06-15-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Lucky07

Clearly, some people in that video are doing...

Clearly, some people in that video are doing whatever they want, but I'd bet the street level view would be vastly different. The timing of traffic lights sometimes forces cars, bikes and pedestrians...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Lucky07

Enjoy it. I've done it a few times & it's a great...

Enjoy it. I've done it a few times & it's a great ride. The 150 route can be a bit of a grind towards the end, but it's still fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,233
Posted By Lucky07

Isn't a tandem a group ride unto itself? In...

Isn't a tandem a group ride unto itself?

In any case, the idea that some dude loses his isht over some perceived sprint infraction on a friendly group ride is ridiculous. I'd advise your wife to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By Lucky07

You had a 'support vehicle'?!@ Wow. I eat & drink...

You had a 'support vehicle'?!@ Wow. I eat & drink little on long rides, but I can't imagine not eating at all on an 80+ mile ride. Even at slower speeds, you're burning off a ton of calories after...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By Lucky07

I've been riding a single speed for the past year...

I've been riding a single speed for the past year or so for my short commute in Manhattan. That bike was a really cheap build. It's an Eight Inch frame, 25mm tires, Vuelta 36 spoke flip flop wheels....
Forum: Northeast
10-20-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,616
Posted By Lucky07

I've done this ride a few times now & always...

I've done this ride a few times now & always enjoy it. It can get pretty jammed up at times and there are LOTS of new cyclists doing it, so I wouldn't ride it expecting to go very fast unless you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By Lucky07

I seem to recall that Lance has someone follow...

I seem to recall that Lance has someone follow him on solo training rides after multiple run ins with yahoos in cars & trucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Lucky07

You can't have it both ways. You don't have...

You can't have it both ways.

You don't have to justify your mirror, but it comes with a Fred Membership Card which you will have to produce when questioned (unless you're DZ, or a facsimile...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lucky07

15 degrees or colder Saturday & Sunday am. Cloudy...

15 degrees or colder Saturday & Sunday am. Cloudy & windy makes for a nice 'Feels like' temp of about 8 degrees.

But feel free to continue complaining... :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Lucky07

Don't you have enough steel bikes over there...

Don't you have enough steel bikes over there already? Why would you want a retro version of a middling frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Lucky07

Fun article. He's right, only the truly suicidal...

Fun article. He's right, only the truly suicidal would ride between a just-stopped cab and the curb.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Lucky07

I think it worked out for both of them. ...

I think it worked out for both of them.

Wiggo gets to be the leader on his own team & he won't have to ride support for Vande Velde, which is what he would be asked to do if Christian was riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,745
Posted By Lucky07

If you have a healthy diet & feel like you're...

If you have a healthy diet & feel like you're taking in enough nutrition, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd guess that just about anyone who has a moderate diet and gets regular exercise might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Lucky07

If the soles of your shoes are stiff enough, it...

If the soles of your shoes are stiff enough, it shouldn't make a huge difference. That said, I switched to SPD-SL's after a few years of using SPD's & definitely like the solid feel of the wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,799
Posted By Lucky07

For me, it's less about the actual temperature...

For me, it's less about the actual temperature and more about the sun & wind.

If it's 20 degrees, sunny and no wind, I'm fine. It could be 40, but if it's windy and cloudy it's going to feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lucky07

Well, I think you are on a limb there. There are...

Well, I think you are on a limb there. There are bad drivers of every age. I should have noted that this man appeared to be about 85 and not all that aware of his surroundings. I do think there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lucky07

Old Man Driver: Hilariously unapologetic

I was out this morning riding down a quiet road. I came up to a fork & slowed. I'm turning left but looked before I took the lane. A car had been behind me driving slowly, as if he was going to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Lucky07

Riding that morning and hopefully Friday am too....

Riding that morning and hopefully Friday am too. Hope the weather clears up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Lucky07

Just a note that while Gatorskins seem to be a...

Just a note that while Gatorskins seem to be a good flat resistant tire, they're not the most supple rubber you're going to put on your wheels. Depending on your weight/riding style you might want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,418
Posted By Lucky07

All good info/advice, but this sums up my race...

All good info/advice, but this sums up my race experience to date:



Also, in my limited experience, I haven't seen anything like a CAT 5 'pace' in any race I've done or witnessed. If there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,923
Posted By Lucky07

The reviews I've seen liken more toward the...

The reviews I've seen liken more toward the Roubaix than the old race-oriented CR1. It's got a taller headtube & longer wheelbase, ala the Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lucky07

I like PI Cyclones in temps around 40 degrees. I...

I like PI Cyclones in temps around 40 degrees. I have a pair of Manzella's that work well down to 30. Below that, only the PI Lobster Gloves will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,511
Posted By Lucky07

$380 for a 11 yr old aluminum bike is pricey in...

$380 for a 11 yr old aluminum bike is pricey in my opinion, even if it was pristine. That price for frame with deep gouge is suspect, at best. I'd ask for a full refund or a deep discount if your LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,771
Posted By Lucky07

I can't make any sense of how different people...

I can't make any sense of how different people dress for the same ride, so I've stopped trying.

For example: On a recent morning ride in 45-50 degree fall weather there were these 2 extremes.
...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Lucky07

The Rail Trail is definitely kid friendly. I've...

The Rail Trail is definitely kid friendly. I've taking my 8 & 10 yr olds on it & they loved it. Lots of farms & barnyard animals to see from the trail.

The southern end of Taconic State Park near...
Forum: Foo
10-23-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By Lucky07

I chained my bike to the Mudflap Girl rack. She...

I chained my bike to the Mudflap Girl rack. She took good care of my old Fuji.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,843
Posted By Lucky07

sh!tmyd@dsays is a great reason to sign up for...

sh!tmyd@dsays is a great reason to sign up for twitter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,305
Posted By Lucky07

Not to bust up anyone's fun, but I met him once...

Not to bust up anyone's fun, but I met him once briefly on an MS ride & he seemed perfectly nice & normal.

His posts on the other hand, I can't even imagine how he put those masterpieces...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,233
Posted By Lucky07

That thing makes a saddle look like an office...

That thing makes a saddle look like an office chair. Exactly what I'm trying to get off of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,339
Posted By Lucky07

Kickstands attract thornballs. As do wheel...

Kickstands attract thornballs. As do wheel reflectors. It's a documented fact. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,984
Posted By Lucky07

http://www.threedonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/...

http://www.threedonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/pointless-781912.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,064
Posted By Lucky07

I find the iPod interferes with the voices in my...

I find the iPod interferes with the voices in my head.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,984
Posted By Lucky07

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009...

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/funny-pictures-cat-is-zen-master.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,786
Posted By Lucky07

I ride at night on city streets and in the Park,...

I ride at night on city streets and in the Park, but don't need to light up the road. I just need to be seen. A Planet Bike Blaze headlight & Superflash tail light work fine.
Forum: Northeast
10-04-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Lucky07

I'm a member of the NYCC. There are lots of B & A...

I'm a member of the NYCC. There are lots of B & A level organized rides. Informal rides are announced on their message boards. The 5BBC does lots of beginner friendly rides. Lots of starting,...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By Lucky07

Nice! I've got to check that out.

Nice! I've got to check that out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,411
Posted By Lucky07

New York City.

New York City.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,699
Posted By Lucky07

You're not ambitious enough: ...

You're not ambitious enough:
http://urbanvelo.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/nicholas.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wb8bAl1P-N0/SW3kNPMRusI/AAAAAAAAFmo/8J33orKTk4E/s400/hub+tattoo.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,359
Posted By Lucky07

I don't really understand the hand-wringing...

I don't really understand the hand-wringing around group rides.

Go on a few rides, find people you enjoy riding with, meet up with them to do more rides.

The worse thing that can happen is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By Lucky07

After test riding a new CAAD 9 & loving it, I...

After test riding a new CAAD 9 & loving it, I found a 2006 Six13 Pro 2 (carbon downtube) on CL for less than a grand. It had full Ultegra down to the brakes & crank and Ksyrium Elites. For me, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 04:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,006
Posted By Lucky07

You're channeling Pcad.

You're channeling Pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,913
Posted By Lucky07

You SURE you're a Roadie? :D I see cyclist...

You SURE you're a Roadie? :D

I see cyclist trash occasionally, but it's rare. I must see 500 bottles & cans for every gel packet or banana peel I see.
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