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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,877
Posted By UniChris

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle...

One nice thing about the ones with a bottle filler is that part at least is more immune to misuse.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,188
Posted By UniChris

Things sold by reputable domestic brands /...

Things sold by reputable domestic brands / dealers may be limited in stock configuration, but parts and imports don't have artificial limitations.

Hub motors aren't exactly stealth - the kinds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,188
Posted By UniChris

No, they don't. A truly concealed motor...

No, they don't.

A truly concealed motor would be turning the cranks the same as the rider does; the only way it would even "know" the actual road speed would be if it had a wheel sensor for that...
07-22-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By UniChris

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting...

Glad I listened to that little voice suggesting it was maybe better that I not ask
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,877
Posted By UniChris

How many hours riding do you regularly carry...

How many hours riding do you regularly carry water for? I'll do four when starting at dawn, otherwise I try to keep it to three hours.



And when you get to the planned refill spot which the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,188
Posted By UniChris

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing...

Ugh, I wonder if then instead of seeing disadvantaged folks on those big-box MTB's with the silly suspension fork bouncing with every pedal revolution, we'll see them huffing and puffing to move...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,877
Posted By UniChris

Given the plastic waste, a law that could make...

Given the plastic waste, a law that could make sense is that any place selling single serving water bottles also be required to maintain a free water fountain, either inside or out.

I know, it...
07-22-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,275
Posted By UniChris

Interesting thought. Averbenzone is also the...

Interesting thought. Averbenzone is also the culprit behind pink stains on jerseys, specially if one so is so foolish as to try to get it out with something like oxyclean, which actually makes it...
07-22-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By UniChris

I'd look at the saddle first, the whole tradeoff...

I'd look at the saddle first, the whole tradeoff between pressure just on sit bones vs. padding could turn out different. But if you've got a setup intended for sit bones, and you aren't parking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,188
Posted By UniChris

They're already all over the place

They're already all over the place
07-21-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,110
Posted By UniChris

That's what I call quite a ride! I could maybe...

That's what I call quite a ride! I could maybe imagine stepping up from a century to a double metric, but that kind of distance...



Chamois butter works there also if you remember to applying...
07-21-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By UniChris

Sat beside an older gentleman on my 2nd to most...

Sat beside an older gentleman on my 2nd to most recent train trip who was wearing a skate-style or multi-sport helmet the entire time. At first I assumed he'd only worn it on as an alternative to...
07-21-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

You stopped there to jump in, right?

You stopped there to jump in, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,877
Posted By UniChris

Yeah, it's funny I've had far more luck finding...

Yeah, it's funny I've had far more luck finding fountains in NJ or CT than in Westchester... there's one at Kensico Dam Plaza and one at the west side of Walkway (likely to be also one at what they...
07-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By UniChris

Although most computers will let you enter a...

Although most computers will let you enter a starting odometer at a certain point, why bother? Tracking your overall history is what something like Strava is good at.

In terms of what a simple...
07-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By UniChris

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you...

If there's some unimportant exposed edge you underneath you can pick at that with a pin and see what it's like, though it helps to have done the same with something that is actual leather to...
07-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles...

Well, on that note did 8.5 very hot miles homewards on an all but empty Hudson River Greenway this afternoon.

Didn't feel too bad with the breeze of movement, but catches up when you stop. But...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By UniChris

Thanks! I'm not sure if I'd realized...

Thanks!



I'm not sure if I'd realized that the wide asphalt "sidewalk" up Housatonic Ave was a bike path, now it's clear that it is. It's the next part on US-1 that worries me though; I get...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By UniChris

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat...

I struggled in Tuesday's slightly lesser heat riding a century along the Farmington Canal from MA down into CT and back.

Today in NYC was obviously hotter but rode a bit over 8 miles of the Hudson...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By UniChris

Thanks for going. I had the excuse of being in...

Thanks for going. I had the excuse of being in another state prepping for a ride the next day, but as much as that the detour was feeling like a sort of the last straw spoiling any remaining interest...
07-20-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

I do appreciate the concern. I never had a...

I do appreciate the concern. I never had a full-on incident of vomiting, just worried that could happen. In terms of eating, after my stomach started to feel off I decided it would be smarter not...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By UniChris

The path around the Charles River basin (Museum...

The path around the Charles River basin (Museum of Science up to whatever other bridge of your choice) is nice by any mode.

The core of the city is really very small so getting to the key historic...
07-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By UniChris

A contrasting design can put a pedestrian...

A contrasting design can put a pedestrian crossing (or bus boarding) island outboard of something like a parking protected bike lane.

Then in effect we get our own channel through the bump-out.
...
07-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

Okay, I'm convinced. Ordered a can of the powder...

Okay, I'm convinced. Ordered a can of the powder (but may also get some bottles, I think I could hide one under the saddle and it seems the best to mix more in something dedicated and the right...
07-19-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By UniChris

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by...

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by bleeding pressure back to desired while hot, the pressure would just be lower when it cooled down. A can crushes because it was at ambient pressure when...
07-19-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

I was seriously wondering about that and might...

I was seriously wondering about that and might have gotten one along the way if they weren't being sold only in six packs.

But I was also wondering if these would have too much protein and fat to...
07-19-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Having actually been reading through them, your...

Having actually been reading through them, your laws on this are far more complex (if sadly more car proritizing) than ours.

In the case of actual zebra crossings there isn't much difference in...
07-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of...

Not what I said. I said that there are lots of cases where traffic is required to stop to allow this, either because of specific markings, or because the law in that location paints a virtual marking...
07-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but...

Omitting lane lines might slow drivers down, but omitting crosswalks and then not re-creating them virtually in the way the laws in many other places do, is just uncivilized.

Remember that being...
07-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder...

I was drinking mostly mixed up gatorade powder with added sodium and potassium salts, or water with just a Nuun tablet, or purchased powerade with nuun a tablet dropped in. Had a couple incidents of...
07-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to...

I wear something very similar (bought oversize to fit more like a t-shirt) in a hi-vis yellow. Bought a white one recently when yellow was out of stock, promptly fell over sideways into mud in the...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By UniChris

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects...

Only to get longer when the Maybrook connects Hopewell to Brewster; the state gave Metro North the money to make it happen, now they just have to do it.
07-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

What if I found an actual farthing?

What if I found an actual farthing?
07-18-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By UniChris

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends...

Maybe you can work it out so that the co-op sends some knowledgeable members over to mark what is worth receiving, and not get the useless junk as well?

Either that or indeed figuring out how to...
07-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

The situation of the intersection you describe is...

The situation of the intersection you describe is by no means clear. If drivers were trying to get you to cross against the direction of the light, that would indeed be odd. But crossing with it,...
07-18-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Either they'll get special permission from...

Either they'll get special permission from bureaucrats who didn't think things through but merely fell for the power point and the opportunity to be a technology incubator and cradle to the wave of...
07-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

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No, it isn't. It's merely providing more detail of the eame thing.

Read again:

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07-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

It's not entirely clear what situation you are...

It's not entirely clear what situation you are describing as there seem to be conflicting elements.

However, in any situation where it is legal for pedestrian to cross at all, then, unless either...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,388
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next...

Thanks, it's actually likely that my next train-enabled trail adventure will be riding the the Schuylkill River Trail form Philly out to Vally Forge or so - a bit more limited what I can do when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,576
Posted By UniChris

Ironic, because cycling groups have been...

Ironic, because cycling groups have been congratulating themselves on creating exactly that situation by extending the line of flexiposts with other objects right up to the intersection as guerrilla...
07-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

This isn't really your problem, but theirs....

This isn't really your problem, but theirs. Practically speaking, you can see if there is a car following the stopping one too closely to also stop, so of course in that case wait to see what...
07-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Here...

Here (https://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?qs=0FDA02E9763F0055B12DE5A69D97BECE), for example, is a summary of a good set of pedestrian crossing laws from Minnesota:

...
07-18-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

This is a delay that you are causing by your...

This is a delay that you are causing by your refusal to take an offered opportunity, if it is in fact safe to do so.

Perhaps it's time to learn how to fit into cooperative road interactions,...
07-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,342
Posted By UniChris

Something I've come to realize is that people...

Something I've come to realize is that people pretty much have the same attitudes no matter what they are engaged in doing.
07-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at...

I debated the soft-serve frozen yogurt place at my last stop, perhaps should have. I'm fine with dairy, just wasn't sure if it was the right thing in the heat. Got a frozen ice cream sandwich on an...
07-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

It's what they are obligated to. Also most...

It's what they are obligated to. Also most intersections in the city itself have traffic lights or stop signs, so there are relatively few situations where you encounter an uncontrolled crossing.
...
07-18-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk...

Except where there's a traffic signal with a walk phase, at places where it is legal for a pedestrian to cross, that is in fact pretty much the law in civilized countries.

Ironically the first...
07-18-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,277
Posted By UniChris

Here that probably would have a painted...

Here that probably would have a painted pedestrian crossing, and one is effectively implied even when not painted. In some jurisdictions the law even now says that every intersection is a pedestrian...
07-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,342
Posted By UniChris

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts"....

Unfortunately, you are making up your "facts". The actual requirement is +/- 20 Hz. And for a fixed installation it can be achieved with a GPS-disciplined oscillator. That could work for some...
07-18-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,093
Posted By UniChris

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides...

Actually this was in Connecticut. Previous rides I've done in New York were a lot nicer once I got north of a ridge in Yonkers about five miles from where I start - did my first century last August...
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