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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...
09-01-20, 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
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...
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...
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...
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?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By jpescatore

My wife often drives up to visit her brother who...

My wife often drives up to visit her brother who lives near Mercersburg PA, about a 75 mile ride north of us. Once or twice a year I'll put my bike on her car and ride up with her and have her drop...
07-25-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,819
Posted By jpescatore

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis...

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis (https://trainright.com/time-crunched-cyclist-3rd-edition/)t" - explains lots of the science behind training, has workout suggestions for different types of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-25-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By jpescatore

I love the GAP - in 2017, twenty years after the...

I love the GAP - in 2017, twenty years after the first Old Men's Bike Tour, those same 4 guys plus wives and another dozen friends, did the GAP in a hub and spoke way - I did a Cycleblaze journal...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By jpescatore

Throwback Thursday Touring Post: Waynesboro VA to Williamsport in 1997

Back in 1997, three friends and I did our first multi-day, self supported (credit card style) tour. We had a journal up on one of the guy's personal Verizon web sites for a few years but then Verizon...
07-17-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By jpescatore

Planks, squats and situps are part of my routine...

Planks, squats and situps are part of my routine - core-wise I'm pretty much doing what I did pre-Covid.

Santa brought me TRX straps a few years ago, so I put them back up in the basement and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By jpescatore

One first step would be to put more road-like...

One first step would be to put more road-like tires on your hybrid and maybe inexpensive bar extensions to give you some additional and less upright hand positions. I used a hybrid as a road bike for...
07-15-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,475
Posted By jpescatore

Put me down for Team Kuat, I have had a NV model...

Put me down for Team Kuat, I have had a NV model for 2 years, many thousands of driving miles on it. Very easy to use, reliable. I used it to carry some touring cyclists ebikes, strong enough for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,966
Posted By jpescatore

My weather condition limit (whether cold, heat or...

My weather condition limit (whether cold, heat or wetness) has always been when biking stops being fun and that has changed with age. If you are an endurance athlete or racer, different story - I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 344,849
Posted By jpescatore

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Jamis Renegade at midpoint milepost on the C&O Canal Towpath

You can see the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-07-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By jpescatore

Riding a Choice Section of the C&O Canal Towpath - Sharpsburg Upstream to Milepost 92

Over the holiday weekend, I rode 19 miles out and 19 back on the C&O Canal Towpath going upstream from Lock 38 in Sharpsburg MD to milepost 92, the midpoint of the Towpath between DC and Cumberland....
06-30-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,922
Posted By jpescatore

I always enjoy his science-based videos. Towards...

I always enjoy his science-based videos. Towards the end of this one he pointed out all the studies were on stationary bikes and didn't include climbing or sprints, and they pretty much focused on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-28-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By jpescatore

That bridge is open during the week, they are...

That bridge is open during the week, they are doing final maintenance and cleanup on weekends apparently. That bridge is no longer listed on the MD DOT projects page - I think the weekend closures...
06-25-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,420
Posted By jpescatore

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder...

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder like PBfit or PB2. 85% less fat than real peanut butter for same portion.

My wife (who does not need to lose weight) hates the taste and won't go near...
06-25-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By jpescatore

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my...

800 miles is definitely lower than normal in my experience, unless you are constantly riding in dirt/grit and never cleaning it off! I normally closer to 3,000 miles on my road bike, longer on my...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-24-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By jpescatore

A Biking Centric Father's Day Weekend in the DC/MD/VA Area

Got in a 48 mile mix of urban trail and rural road riding over the Father's Day weekend across MD and VA and technically a bit of DC. A few photos and a write-up here...
06-18-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By jpescatore

Basically, the way the pawls/ratchets in there...

Basically, the way the pawls/ratchets in there were designed. Check out the GCN video here for a good explanation.
06-16-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By jpescatore

If you would test drive a car before buying, then...

If you would test drive a car before buying, then you will probably want to test drive a bike before buying. The same caveats about how much you really learn driving a brand new car for a short test...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,996
Posted By jpescatore

For just increasing your comfortable riding zone,...

For just increasing your comfortable riding zone, the simple answer is ride at a speed where you are slightly uncomfortable and after a fairly short while you will be comfortable riding at the speed!...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By jpescatore

I did it a few years ago on 28mm tires, no...

I did it a few years ago on 28mm tires, no issues. It was fun, but a long way to go from here in MD for a fairly short ride. Definitely echo the "bring good strong lights" comment.
05-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By jpescatore

I lost 50 lbs about 10 years ago had a similar...

I lost 50 lbs about 10 years ago had a similar issue. I found that seats with less padding, more cutout and firmer seats overall felt much better. I don't think a fat rear end helps much from a...
05-15-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,704
Posted By jpescatore

Going up hills, the hills don't care if the...

Going up hills, the hills don't care if the weight is you or your bike - 10% less mass means you will be faster up hill, but it is not as dramatic as you might think.

You can go here ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,889
Posted By jpescatore

I'm still loving my v2, works fine with my Wahoo....

I'm still loving my v2, works fine with my Wahoo. Don't need Bluetooth, but I thought they might come out some more flexible mounting arrangements but looks like the same seat post adapters.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,433
Posted By jpescatore

Two water bottles/cages and a saddle (seat bag)...

Two water bottles/cages and a saddle (seat bag) for tools/phone, etc are my preference. Two large bottles is good for 50-60 miles, on hot days there is always a place to stop and refill. I have a...
05-11-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By jpescatore

Not really crazy - Bike Forums has an extensive...

Not really crazy - Bike Forums has an extensive FAQ but I remember I couldn't find an info about the posting/URL/private message waiting periods either!
05-11-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By jpescatore

I've gone with hooks on the walls, saves so much...

I've gone with hooks on the walls, saves so much space.

If you really want to just have the bikes upright on the garage floor, places like Home Depot sell standard metal freestanding bike racks...
05-08-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By jpescatore

I've put a lot of miles on Zwift with an smart...

I've put a lot of miles on Zwift with an smart trainer but found that the seat and seat position that works on the road works best for me inside, too. If you are out of the saddle a lot outdoors, you...
05-08-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 32,650
Posted By jpescatore

I'm loving my Jamis Renegade Escapade with 1x...

I'm loving my Jamis Renegade Escapade with 1x SRAM Force groupset - first time I've ever used any of those....
05-05-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By jpescatore

The difference in calories burned as a function...

The difference in calories burned as a function of weight is minimal on flat ground and small inclines, and for normal human beings a few pounds either way in bike weight is not even that big a...
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By jpescatore

Nice, I went a similar way with mixed vendors on...

Nice, I went a similar way with mixed vendors on my Jamis what today is called a gravel bike. I can use the same setup on my carbon Domane but I weigh 225 and decided that adding more weight before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpescatore

You don't sound like the type of rider that would...

You don't sound like the type of rider that would notice much ride difference in carbon vs. aluminum (I'm not) so the only real gain would be any weight savings. Since you are didn't mention lots of...
04-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By jpescatore

You can start out for free and just load the...

You can start out for free and just load the Strava or RideWithGPS or MapMyRide (or many other) free apps on your phone, start it up when you begin your ride and you will be able to track your...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By jpescatore

Elcruxio said it all, will just add my experience...

Elcruxio said it all, will just add my experience as I weigh 225, down from a high of 275 years ago.

At my most Clydesdale, I would break constantly break spokes on the standard machine built 28...
04-23-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By jpescatore

Group Meetup in Zwift - pretty slick

I have a friend who lives about 450 miles away who I convinced to get on Zwift. We tried riding together last year but he is a much slower rider than me and it really didn't work.

Tried the new...
04-08-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By jpescatore

If that was about a 90 minute ride, I agree with...

If that was about a 90 minute ride, I agree with base2 - give it a few weeks to build up your butt and legs' endurance.

Then, before you look at seats check your bike fit. In normal times, a good...
04-02-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By jpescatore

I don't think any wheel on trainer requires a...

I don't think any wheel on trainer requires a trainer tire.

I've gone both ways: I started out just using what was on my bike that I put on the trainer, fairly expensive a treaded Schwalbe tire....
03-19-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,126
Posted By jpescatore

I've generally only had 2 bikes for many years: ...

I've generally only had 2 bikes for many years:

1. A 1996 Trek 520 touring/road bike that I would use for all road riding and once or twice a year on multi-day touring.
2. A beater bike, for a...
03-16-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By jpescatore

Gotta be a contrarian, at least for unloaded...

Gotta be a contrarian, at least for unloaded rides - I'm more comfortable, faster and ride further on my Domane road bike than my trusty Trek 520 touring bike.

To stay at 3 bikes, I got rid of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,715
Posted By jpescatore

The big local club around here, Potomac Pedalers,...

The big local club around here, Potomac Pedalers, put out some good common sense guidelines here (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/covid-19-announcement), based on advice from a member who is a...
03-10-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By jpescatore

Check your spokes - a friend who is a snowbird...

Check your spokes - a friend who is a snowbird had his spokes all rust up after leaving his carbon bike down in their FL home over the summer, even though no other problems.
Forum: Southeast
03-09-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By jpescatore

It is now 29 miles long, with the extension on...

It is now 29 miles long, with the extension on the south end. I think there was actually another mile or so on the north end past Mabel, but I got on the road to Yalaha from there.

Compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By jpescatore

I started pretty close to the earliest time for 2...

I started pretty close to the earliest time for 2 day riders - it was pretty much the usual mass start cluster-f. Not as bad as some local centuries, actually. The first few miles cyclists own the...
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