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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By jpescatore

Good tip, I noticed that. When you reach the...

Good tip, I noticed that.

When you reach the point where the campground road leaves the towpath to go through the Brunswick parking lot, there is about a 20 foot stretch of loose 2 inch gravel to...
09-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By jpescatore

When you look at the high number of people who...

When you look at the high number of people who buy the same outfits racers wear, not surprising that the trainer manufacturers would go after that same market.

Another likely driver: the rise of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By jpescatore

I have a 2017 Domane SL6 disc and it is...

I have a 2017 Domane SL6 disc and it is significantly different from the 2014.

For the reasons poorinrichfield cites in his post, I really thought about trading up to the 2020 but can't really...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-24-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By jpescatore

Most of the Towpath to has been resurfaced with a...

Most of the Towpath to has been resurfaced with a nice crushed stone surface out to about mile 73 in Antietam. So, pretty much from Georgetown to there is easily doable on a road bike - still a few...
09-18-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,704
Posted By jpescatore

For most riders (included racers, it seems) most...

For most riders (included racers, it seems) most climbing time is not done standing - on the way up weight is not your friend climbing for the vast majority of people the vast majority of the time.
...
09-17-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By jpescatore

I'm generally a fig bar guy, try to buy them on...

I'm generally a fig bar guy, try to buy them on sale in multipack, so I end up paying 30 cents vs. $1.19 or more at a convenience store stop.

Recently tried some SANS meal bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By jpescatore

Bicyclerollingresistance gave them a pretty good...

Bicyclerollingresistance gave them a pretty good review here (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/michelin-power-road-2020). I had a good season on my first set of GP5000s,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By jpescatore

What types of surface do you mostly ride on?

What types of surface do you mostly ride on?
09-15-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,650
Posted By jpescatore

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-15-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By jpescatore

If you want a trainer, typiclaly called a smart...

If you want a trainer, typiclaly called a smart trainer, that you can use with online applications like Zwift, you might be able to find Wahoo Kickr SNAP used in the $250 range, they sell for $500...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By jpescatore

Will you carry a 2M HT with APRS?? 73 from...

Will you carry a 2M HT with APRS??

73 from John K3TN
09-15-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,650
Posted By jpescatore

Another suspicious sign: his chain looks really...

Another suspicious sign: his chain looks really clean, too clean.
09-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,613
Posted By jpescatore

I bought a Jamis Renegade with a SRAM...

I bought a Jamis Renegade with a SRAM 1xdrivetrain, use it as my "non-road" bike most of the time, lightly loaded touring other times.. 11x42 on the back, a tiny 38T on the front. On my road bike I...
09-12-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,650
Posted By jpescatore

They have since caught and charged the idiot...

They have since caught and charged the idiot cyclist causing problems on the W&OD trail - here (https://www.arlnow.com/2020/09/07/arrest-made-in-aggressive-cyclist-case/).

I'm glad I have...
09-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By jpescatore

I run Zwift on Apple TV and the little wrench...

I run Zwift on Apple TV and the little wrench disappeared a few updates ago - I just occasionally do a spin down using the Wahoo app, since I'm using a Wahoo Kickr SNAP trainer. I don't think there...
09-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By jpescatore

Your power meter pedals don't need to control the...

Your power meter pedals don't need to control the Kickr, they just need to send power info to Zwift. So, you can use the Zwift companion app to have the Kickr as the controllable trainer (controlled...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By jpescatore

My wife has done way more running than biking the...

My wife has done way more running than biking the past few years, but I got her out for a 28 mile RT ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail from Hancock MD.

Short write-up and a few pictures here...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By jpescatore

Yes, those are the marks. Once you get the...

Yes, those are the marks.

Once you get the cleats positioned to your liking, outline them on the shoe bottom with a sharpie or indelible marker - makes it way easier to install the replacement...
09-01-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,019
Posted By jpescatore

Like most hobbies, there are many different...

Like most hobbies, there are many different reasons to bike - that's why there are so many different forums on BikeForums!

Most of my riding hours are not training hours, I don't do racing at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By jpescatore

I think every spoke I've ever broken has been on...

I think every spoke I've ever broken has been on the drive side at the hub/flange end where the spoke bends. So, a spoke question:

The spokes on my Domane are the bladed "2:1" aero type - the...
08-31-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By jpescatore

I read that article. My impression was that there...

I read that article. My impression was that there is a big difference in training for a single personal best in a sport and what is required to make a living out of that sport.

Yes, less travel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By jpescatore

I just had the "PING" experience on a 55 mile...

I just had the "PING" experience on a 55 mile ride this weekend, luckily with less than 10 miles to go. This was the third on this wheel, second this year with about 10,000 miles on this carbon 24...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,967
Posted By jpescatore

I was late to even join the padded shorts world...

I was late to even join the padded shorts world for cycling and then generally bought low end shorts from the Nashbars of the world. Never had rear end pain but on century rides or multi day 60+ days...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By jpescatore

If you can get a trained bike fitter to check...

If you can get a trained bike fitter to check your fit out, do that - there are thousands of seat options. A good fitter may point out issues in your pedal stroke or cleat positioning that may have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By jpescatore

Echo sfrider - if you are using a saddle bag,...

Echo sfrider - if you are using a saddle bag, that is the most likely culprit. It was for me on my 2017 Trek Domane - I changed seats, still happened. Then, had my wife stand behind me while I...
08-25-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By jpescatore

The Kuat platform rack I went with includes a...

The Kuat platform rack I went with includes a cable lock but there really isn't a vertical member you could use a U lock with. I have an old chain and lock I throw in the car if I'm going to have to...
08-25-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By jpescatore

The Schwalbe Marathon line of tires has a lot of...

The Schwalbe Marathon line of tires has a lot of tread options - that line of tires is a good balance between durability and speed/low rolling resistance. You can find them on sale at various times,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By jpescatore

My experience with GP5000s is that I wouldn't...

My experience with GP5000s is that I wouldn't call them puncture resistant enough for touring. I've had them on my road bike for 2 years, love the ride compared to the Schwalbe Marathons I have on my...
08-18-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,967
Posted By jpescatore

I bought a Domane SL6 in 2017 and love it, but I...

I bought a Domane SL6 in 2017 and love it, but I had a lower end road bike between my hybrid biking days and buying a pretty high end road bike. You might look at some bikes a few notches below the...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By jpescatore

The way you can normally tell in bike space is...

The way you can normally tell in bike space is available is via the Amtrak advice:



I just did a test try - no biking icon appears for Cumberland to PGH or Washington Union Station to PGH.
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By jpescatore

You should check with Amtrak - they might not...

You should check with Amtrak - they might not have roll-on bike service on that route any more - someone told me they had to box up their bike because of that change.
08-17-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By jpescatore

I completely tore my rotator cuff and had surgery...

I completely tore my rotator cuff and had surgery back in 2013. I was told not to ride for at least 6 months, which I obeyed, and during the final visit I asked about any precautions I should take....
08-17-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By jpescatore

Send it in to GCN for the "bodge/hack"...

Send it in to GCN for the "bodge/hack" competition.

As a pre-teen, I built a bike out of bikes/parts people put out for the weekly "big trash" collection. My source of money was as a paperboy, so...
08-17-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By jpescatore

Since you said "I rode it and surprisingly,...

Since you said "I rode it and surprisingly, despite the fact that it wasn't a real road bike, it was nice to ride," my recommendation would be to just ride it with the heavier wheels to get back in...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By jpescatore

I have a Jamis Renegade Escpade with a 38T chain...

I have a Jamis Renegade Escpade with a 38T chain ring and 11x42 in the rear, SRAM Force1.

The lowest gear is pretty much the same (maybe even a bit lower) than my 1997 triple crank Trek 520. I...
08-12-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By jpescatore

Got the email below from Rouvy, looks like adding...

Got the email below from Rouvy, looks like adding drafting and other features and changing pricing:
08-12-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By jpescatore

This may sound gross but: with the nut fully...

This may sound gross but: with the nut fully loosened on the presta valve, you should be able to blow air into the tire with your mouth. If that works, not the valve.

The other posts asked the...
08-11-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By jpescatore

Cycle365 (http://cycle365.life/)is place people...

Cycle365 (http://cycle365.life/)is place people put picture-heavy descriptions of rides they do or other cycling related stories.

CycleBlaze (https://www.cycleblaze.com/)is a site where touring...
08-10-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,910
Posted By jpescatore

I use a Kickr SNAP indoors and Strava outdoors....

I use a Kickr SNAP indoors and Strava outdoors. Strava definitely estimates lower than the SNAP/Zwift. But, I only really use FTP on the indoor trainer anyway.

But you have to make sure you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jpescatore

I got a discounted Retul fitting session in early...

I got a discounted Retul fitting session in early 2017 when I bought a new bike. Over the years I had tinkered with seat height, placement, tilt etc. and my cleat placement and thought I had it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-06-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By jpescatore

I've done that northern extension - added a bit...

I've done that northern extension - added a bit less than 9 miles round trip, I think. Didn't change the equation for me - unless the York Market is open, I'll usually use the facilities at Stump...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By jpescatore

A few years ago my wife and did "hub and spoke"...

A few years ago my wife and did "hub and spoke" touring of that trail, staying in Wellsboro. Really enjoyed the riding and hiking the Turkey Path up to the stunning view point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jpescatore

I think single socks escape dryers and run off...

I think single socks escape dryers and run off and hide in the house. Single gloves leap out of cars and then get run over before they can hide.

About once per year I lose one cycling glove -...
08-03-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By jpescatore

Saddles - good advice given so far: find a local...

Saddles - good advice given so far: find a local bike shop that will let you test ride saddles and try them out. A bike shop may also have some saddle manufacturer test system that will give you an...
07-31-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By jpescatore

I was a "routine dehydrator" for many years, both...

I was a "routine dehydrator" for many years, both biking and kayaking (where you need your hands all the time, even harder to drink while moving), and hiking for that matter. Bonked once or twice...
07-31-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By jpescatore

Have you tried gel-padded gloves?

Have you tried gel-padded gloves?
07-31-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By jpescatore

You can't go wrong with Schwalbe Marathon tires -...

You can't go wrong with Schwalbe Marathon tires - for my bike that I use on road and packed gravel/dirt I have Schwalbe Marathon HS-420 32mm tires - they have good enough grip on the packed surfaces,...
07-28-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jpescatore

I've found Fig Newtons (or Newmans, I don't taste...

I've found Fig Newtons (or Newmans, I don't taste much of a difference) to have about the same nutritional makeup of Clif bars and the like, and had switched to them years ago. I can't stomach gels...
07-28-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By jpescatore

I have a Kickr SNAP, so it doesn't matter but I...

I have a Kickr SNAP, so it doesn't matter but I when I was thinking of moving to a wheel off trainer, I ran into the same issue. I sent email to Wahoo support and they said the Core did not support 7...
07-27-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jpescatore

SANS Meal Bar Tryout

Over the weekend I did a 60 mile ride in the heat wave, and tried out a SANS meal bar (https://sansmealbar.com/collections/sans-meal-bars/products/variety-pack#) as a mid ride refueling option. vs....
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