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Forum: Northeast
01-03-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By cranky velocist

One pedal stroke forward, one pedal stroke back....

One pedal stroke forward, one pedal stroke back. Thats about the most inconvenient policy I've ever heard.
Forum: Northeast
09-17-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By cranky velocist

I did the Princeton - Trenton ride in the colder...

I did the Princeton - Trenton ride in the colder months a few times, and probably will again this year.

I like how, on really really cold January days, you'll see more cyclists than walkers or...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By cranky velocist

The bottom of Rocky Hill going toward Princeton...

The bottom of Rocky Hill going toward Princeton is nice because you have canal path on either side of the river, cross the 3 bridges section, its nice all the way past the Rt 1 bridge & 95 underpass....
Forum: Northeast
05-27-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,634
Posted By cranky velocist

I've been meaning to try this for awhile & keep...

I've been meaning to try this for awhile & keep making excuses. Hope you don't mind if I snag some of the experience from your crazyguy blog.
Forum: Northeast
05-25-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,634
Posted By cranky velocist

Some of the hill's I'd be on right now if the sky...

Some of the hill's I'd be on right now if the sky hadn't decided to spit on my an hour ago:

Old Georgetown Rd & Coppermine Rd out in Franklin.

Cherry Hill Rd & Great Rd in/out of Princeton
...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,890
Posted By cranky velocist

I used to do Buffalo St. almost every day for two...

I used to do Buffalo St. almost every day for two years on a front-suspension mountain bike.

Never again have I had to rest before the top of any hill from the rockies to the palisades.
Forum: Northeast
01-23-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,890
Posted By cranky velocist

Be sure to check out Montezuma Wildlife Refuge at...

Be sure to check out Montezuma Wildlife Refuge at the North end of Cayuga Lake, when I was an adolescent we would do Rt 34b to 90 and then back down rt 89. Beautiful.

If you hit Trumansburg, the...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

You don't know WHY someone cycles other than the...

You don't know WHY someone cycles other than the given "commuting to work", so you have no place calling them ironic or hypocrits. Nobody is trying to be you (as far as I know). They are...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

I'd never defend smoking, in my life. I'm...

I'd never defend smoking, in my life.

I'm calling you out on an off topic rant badly framed as a context-appropriate topic for an unrelated forum.

I think the level of economic exploitation...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

If you saw my posting history, you'd see this is...

If you saw my posting history, you'd see this is fairly baseline for me (in an online forum) & its served me well.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

So you have a problem with smoking? stop...

So you have a problem with smoking? stop projecting it onto unrelated hobbies. Some people are Clydes. Some people are smokers. Some people are paraplegics. Your sharing the activity of being a...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

The OP shouldn't project his riding goals &...

The OP shouldn't project his riding goals & motivations onto people who live a different lifestyle than he does and; predicated on the logical fallacy that the act of smoking precludes any physical,...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 14,920
Posted By cranky velocist

This is an incredibly insufferable, intolerant,...

This is an incredibly insufferable, intolerant, domineering and delusional view. I smoked for 15 years, and cycling helped counter-act most of the worst effects to my lungs as compared to my...
Forum: Northeast
12-18-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,118
Posted By cranky velocist

Thank you for putting my habitual jumping to...

Thank you for putting my habitual jumping to conclusions in check.
Forum: Northeast
12-13-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By cranky velocist

http://www.princetonfreewheelers.com/ I...

http://www.princetonfreewheelers.com/

I don't really "do" the group rides, but you can easily get alot of great 20-30 mile rides in this area. assunpink lake, mercer county park, Autum hills...
Forum: Northeast
12-13-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,118
Posted By cranky velocist

I don't want to get political, but I think its...

I don't want to get political, but I think its elected officials, not the companies themselves, that are shooting the transit companies in the foot - somebody involved in campagin donations or a...
Forum: Northeast
12-09-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,118
Posted By cranky velocist

Thank you for alerting everyone to this issue....

Thank you for alerting everyone to this issue. Bicycles as a tourist attraction & quality of life "perk" in New Jersey should be nurtured toward growth, not discouraged.

Cyclists support...
10-09-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,701
Posted By cranky velocist

Call him a troll. Can you ban his account? ...

Call him a troll. Can you ban his account?

LA, SF, AND NYC and now your hometown + 'LA & NYC as bike friendly places' + 'you should ride right up against the curb' = troll.
10-07-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By cranky velocist

Despite what you may have heard, social work is a...

Despite what you may have heard, social work is a common profession with best practices - just like any other industry. You shouldn't try to disparage discussions which mention real world events.
...
10-06-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,410
Posted By cranky velocist

I've upgraded the tires, pedals, & seat on the...

I've upgraded the tires, pedals, & seat on the 7.2. I would consider upgrading the wheels (looks SWEET with those Eastons!) now that I know the frame and drive train is likely to last more than a...
10-06-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By cranky velocist

Last night on my way up 6th ave in the 20's I had...

Last night on my way up 6th ave in the 20's I had to swerve out of the bike lane to avoid horse poop. Not because of sanitation - it was thick enough I might have skidded out like heavy mud.
...
10-06-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By cranky velocist

If you see a statement of fact as politically...

If you see a statement of fact as politically motivated, you might want to re-evaluate how you look at facts, and politics.
10-05-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By cranky velocist

Bicyclists are often very poor advocates for the...

Bicyclists are often very poor advocates for the working class - we don't demand reasonably priced hybrids or utility bikes, we demand newer and newer ways to shave off tenths of a pound at very high...
10-05-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By cranky velocist

Ithacan native here, lived for awhile in NYC too....

Ithacan native here, lived for awhile in NYC too. Last time an NYC investigator was sent up to be chief of police in Ithaca (probably like seven years ago now), he left after less than a year because...
10-02-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By cranky velocist

Thanks for sharing that video.

Thanks for sharing that video.
Forum: Northeast
09-29-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,084
Posted By cranky velocist

I didn't mean to double post....I'm sorry vol ...

I didn't mean to double post....I'm sorry vol

In my haste to open multiple tabs, I think I opened the same thread twice :(

sorry
09-29-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

That looks like a really sweet trail to have in...

That looks like a really sweet trail to have in striking distance of your house!

Roll over the jumps, catch a little air, the speeds the video-grapher seemed to be taking through at least minute 4...
09-29-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,459
Posted By cranky velocist

If I recognize a driver/car as a neighbor, or...

If I recognize a driver/car as a neighbor, or they actually give me my due right of way, I try to wave sometimes.

But wave at everyone, and nobody will believe you actually have places to be...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,084
Posted By cranky velocist

http://www.parkfast.com/do/locationHours;jsessioni...

http://www.parkfast.com/do/locationHours;jsessionid=2CFFE9258D3CAAFACE92288027824C3C

I can't believe I'm cheerleading a corporate parking garage, but...

Lots of others out there too
Forum: Northeast
09-29-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,084
Posted By cranky velocist

http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/09/15/dollar-a-day...

http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/09/15/dollar-a-day-bike-parking-arrives-at-all-edison-parkfast-locations/

http://www.parkfast.com/do/locationHours;jsessionid=2CFFE9258D3CAAFACE92288027824C3C
...
09-27-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,800
Posted By cranky velocist

Maybe they didn't pick on cycling because they...

Maybe they didn't pick on cycling because they knew cyclists would push back? These people know their target demographics - often better than the material they cover itself. It seems like they wanted...
09-27-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

I see where you are coming from, but in the...

I see where you are coming from, but in the context of the question asked - yes a rugged hybrid is generally 'trail worthy'. I wouldn't call high-end mountain bikes a waste of money over more common...
09-26-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,137
Posted By cranky velocist

Thank you very much for the jolt of motivation -...

Thank you very much for the jolt of motivation - when I read what you wrote yesterday, I got that pang of guilt which can only be cured by getting in the saddle. It was a great cure for the Sunday...
09-26-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

I don't see the picture, but from what you...

I don't see the picture, but from what you describe you will have no problem. Especially with light shocks. Roll over them & take air incrementally. If you feel unstable, back off. A flat bar hybrid...
09-25-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By cranky velocist

For a moment there is my early teens I though a...

For a moment there is my early teens I though a naked head was rebellion. Stupidest thing ever.

After holding a couple broken helmets in my hands though, that changed. I was always a...
09-23-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

Apologies, I shouldn't have missed that post of...

Apologies, I shouldn't have missed that post of Badger's - the two of you seem to have cleared this up quite nicely. Thanks.
09-23-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By cranky velocist

In downtown Brooklyn, right across from Long...

In downtown Brooklyn, right across from Long Island University and under the Applebee's vestibule & entrence to Dekalb Station, my wife's bike had her decent shocks and ok rear wheel stripped right...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,441
Posted By cranky velocist

6 Mile run in Franklin seems like it would be...

6 Mile run in Franklin seems like it would be perfect for a 'cross race.

I could be wrong, this is just a conjecture of mine - there don't seem to be any local races to go and watch and learn.
09-22-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

Are 29er's [I]Really[I] the same as 700cc's? ...

Are 29er's [I]Really[I] the same as 700cc's?

A programmer friend of mine looked it up one day, broke down the math and somewhat obscure cc measurement, and claimed that a 700cc wheel wasn't 29...
09-22-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

Think about it this way: if bicycle parts broke...

Think about it this way: if bicycle parts broke before idiot riders, bicycle companies would be sued. When that sort of thing happens, usually with carbon forks, they issue a recall. I've never heard...
09-20-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

Rule of thumb: if a cyclocross bike can do it,...

Rule of thumb: if a cyclocross bike can do it, you absolutely can do it. If not sure, the worst that can happen is you lift your bike over your shoulder and backtrack a little bit.
09-20-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 34,725
Posted By cranky velocist

I have a trek 7.2 fx, I take her out to trails...

I have a trek 7.2 fx, I take her out to trails all the time.

There are limits, of course. I try not to jump her too much, and rock gardens should be ridden around/in between not over, but...
09-19-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By cranky velocist

I'm not entirely sure what 'druggie bars' are, or...

I'm not entirely sure what 'druggie bars' are, or were, but I'm almost sure they weren't flats.

Awsome post.
09-17-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By cranky velocist

me'thinks you should patent "corrugated frame...

me'thinks you should patent "corrugated frame technology" before someone else steals your idea.
09-17-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,651
Posted By cranky velocist

tchen, cyclists are a vain bunch who are marketed...

tchen, cyclists are a vain bunch who are marketed to in ways which present multiple bikes as a virtue...I don't know if its a virtue, but its nice to have a small fleet :)

I love cycling, I like...
09-15-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,297
Posted By cranky velocist

1 got more like 1.5-2k out of them, which works...

1 got more like 1.5-2k out of them, which works out to be a pretty good deal considering the base price of the tire, puncture protection, & the fact they came stock with the bike.
09-15-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,297
Posted By cranky velocist

I started with h2s, switched to the contact...

I started with h2s, switched to the contact sports after I wore though the back tire - and I'd do it again if I had to. I have several hundred miles on the Conti's, and I don't think you loose any...
09-15-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,651
Posted By cranky velocist

1. affix rack to bike. 2. load rack with...

1. affix rack to bike.

2. load rack with panniers, load panniers with rocks. Or something useful, if no rocks are to be found.

3. ride around and sweat.

4. take rocks out before big race....
09-14-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,426
Posted By cranky velocist

Arn't you afraid of the frame between your legs,...

Arn't you afraid of the frame between your legs, or the swinging handlebars coming down ontop of you? I have a scar in my knee from a gear tooth from almost 20 years ago, but the road rash had healed...
09-14-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,411
Posted By cranky velocist

Alot of current agenda's are not crafted for...

Alot of current agenda's are not crafted for people who will survive longer than the next thirty years.
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