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11-23-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By jbithaca

Bar Mitts-Dual Position

I have an older pair of Bar Mitts. They do not fit on my new gravel bike as the hoods where the hydraulics are located are too tall. I also do not like the fact that you are restricted to braking...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By jbithaca

Shoe recommendations

My pair of Lake MX237 shoes are near the end of their life. I am looking for a shoe that has a narrow heel but a wide and high toe box. I am a D-width. I have tried a Specialized Recon 3.0, a Shimano...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By jbithaca

His business hours are 6-8 Monday-Thursday. You...

His business hours are 6-8 Monday-Thursday. You can email him at gs37@cornell.edu As far as I know his shop phone is still working. 607-277-0495, His cell is 607-592-7037.

Jim
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By jbithaca

Mario Cuomo Bridge Path-Nyack side

I am trying to get together with an old friend. We will be riding up from River Road under the GW Bridge to 9W and then going on Ferndon Road south of NYACK. How do any of you get onto the new Mario...
04-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By jbithaca

Live Tracking using a Wahoo

Do any of you use the Live Tracking on a Wahoo device? If so, can you give an estimate of how much % wise it drains your battery?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By jbithaca

Maybrook Trail

Anyone know the status of the Maybrook trail from Hopewell Junction to Brewster? Trying to plan a ride. Thanks.
Forum: Northeast
08-02-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By jbithaca

RT. 52 from Brewster

Going down to visit friends in Stratford, CT. Thinking about riding back home to Ithaca. From Brewster, have any of you ridden on RT 52 toward Hopewell Junction? I will be riding a 12 mile section....
Replies: 16
Views: 4,642
Posted By jbithaca

RH 28mm tires

I have used the standard RH 28mm tires for a few years. Ride is nice and feels fast. Easy to mount. I have also used the Continental GP4000 sII tires in 25 mm which measure at 27.5 on my Velocity A23...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By jbithaca

SR600k

Kingston:

I took over the route last Fall and no one has ridden it yet. I was going to charge $20 which covered insurance, card, frame badge and paperwork between RUSA and myself.

The new rules...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By jbithaca

SR600 fees and insurance

I am the owner of the Catskill SR600. Here is the latest from Bill Beck regarding fees and insurance.
Dear US SR600 route owners,



We have good news about insurance for our US SR600 routes. As...
Forum: Northeast
09-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By jbithaca

GW Bridge Path

Are any of the paths open on the GW? Would like to bike over from the NJ side to meet up and ride with a friend who lives in Brooklyn. I live in Ithaca, NY and would be driving down and parking on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,342
Posted By jbithaca

Hitch rack recommendations for recumbent trike

My wife owns an HP Velotechnik Gekko 26. She has MS and has some balance and strength issues. Her car is a Honda Fit. She has a problem getting the folded trike in and out of the car, so does not...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,338
Posted By jbithaca

Recumbent trike rental-Netherlands

Just got done riding for 5 days in the Netherlands. Rented trikes from Abeona Mobility (https://abeona.nl/) in Leiden (about 40 minutes from Amsterdam via train and bus). Rode from Leiden to den Haag...
Replies: 36
Views: 7,900
Posted By jbithaca

Shoe recommendation

I have been using Lake MXZ 237. They come in normal and wide widths and half sizes. They have a carbon fiber sole. Only downside is the rubber on the heel wears down but I fixed that with Shoe-Goo....
Replies: 72
Views: 22,338
Posted By jbithaca

Saw this yesterday....

Saw this yesterday. https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-scheinwerfer/parent/196/produkt/196l.html
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,283
Posted By jbithaca

Trike rental in Europe

Looking to do some bike touring in Europe this summer. Potential trips are Southern France, Germany (along Rhine or other rivers with bike trails), Austria or the Netherlands. Looking for relatively...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By jbithaca

Clothing advice for a century in 60-65F and rain

The temperatures make it a bit tricky as it is in the sweet spot of wearing a rain jacket may make you too hot on the climbs and if going hard on the flats but freezing on the descents. I just bought...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,201
Posted By jbithaca

Lantiseptic

It is made specifically for elderly patients to prevent bed sores. It has a high percentage of lanolin in it. Balmex would probably work as it does the same thing for babies in a warm, moist and...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,201
Posted By jbithaca

Rainy brevet-wet saddle?

I would get some lanteseptic for my chamois. The advice on proofride on the underside of the saddle and mink oil on the top of the saddle that has been heated with a hair dryer are all things that I...
Replies: 32
Views: 4,735
Posted By jbithaca

What's your rain gear?

I usually use a Showers Pass Elite jacket with pit zips opened along with Rain Legs. I have also used a long sleeve Castelli Gabba jersey if downpours are not expected but just light on/off rain. It...
11-09-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,260
Posted By jbithaca

Lake MXZ 400

Have any of you tried these? I have a pair of Lake MXZ 302x which I bought about 7 years ago. My feet have become less and less tolerant of the cold and I feel these are not as warm as they once...
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By jbithaca

Suggested battery light

I use an Ixon IQ Premium as my backup light. If you buy from Europe they are pretty reasonable. Use lithium batteries.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By jbithaca

PA Fleche

Eric:

PA Fleche is listed on the RUSA site for April 7. I too wish is was in May. It was originally listed when they were making the schedule to be in May according to Joe Kratovil, NJ RBA but was...
11-28-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,290
Posted By jbithaca

Shoe covers

I got a pair of the Gore Bike Wear insulated shoe covers in a size XL (which should fit 11-13). According to the size chart, these should fit my Lake MX237 Mt. Bike Shoes size 45 (size11). They are...
11-08-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,290
Posted By jbithaca

shoe covers

I am looking for shoe covers for my Lake Mt. Bike shoes. Do any of you have experience with the following shoe covers, GORE WINDSTOPPER INSULATED OVERSHOES.
...
Replies: 28
Views: 11,107
Posted By jbithaca

Comfortable endurance saddle

You might want to try EoGears saddle rental/tryout program.

Demo saddle program. Try before you buy. (http://www.eogear.com/index.php/accessories-apparel/cycling/demo-saddle.html)

I did this to...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,207
Posted By jbithaca

You could try Dill Pickle Gear. She makes a sash...

You could try Dill Pickle Gear. She makes a sash which uses SOLAS which is reflective even when wet. I had her make me a handlebar bag last year. Great quality and easy to deal with.

SOLAS...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By jbithaca

I was expecting the L2S vest also. The one I...

I was expecting the L2S vest also. The one I bought in late November from the RUSA store was VO Max. Wore it this afternoon for my ride.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By jbithaca

Susan: I bought the really nice vest. It is...

Susan:

I bought the really nice vest. It is made by VO Max. I have a 40" chest and a size medium fits fine with room for layers underneath. It has two rear pockets and looks a bit different than...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By jbithaca

Fleche Training

I too am riding the PA fleche. Did it last year with the Sins of the Fleche team which I am captaining this year. You should be fine with your current fitness unless the team you are riding on has...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By jbithaca

I have the Deluxe Reflective vest in a medium. I...

I have the Deluxe Reflective vest in a medium. I have a 40" chest and am able to fit layers underneath without it being too loose. It is made by VO Max and has two rear pockets and is not exactly the...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By jbithaca

Seajaye: I understand putting the tape under...

Seajaye:

I understand putting the tape under the insole. Do you also put it around the inside of the toe box?

Thanks,

Jim
Replies: 36
Views: 6,855
Posted By jbithaca

Have you thought about having the frame repaired....

Have you thought about having the frame repaired. You might want to read this: Carbon repair: Options for repairing carbon bike frames - VeloNews.com...
08-03-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By jbithaca

thin fender options

You might want to try these:

RCB Reacharound Fender Brackets : River City Bicycles (http://store.rivercitybicycles.com/rcb-reacharound-fender-brackets/dp/12314)

Jim
Replies: 5
Views: 4,059
Posted By jbithaca

The Lakes also come in a wide, though the regular...

The Lakes also come in a wide, though the regular one's are probably a very wide D. Plenty of width in the toe box. You can wear and return within 30 days.
Replies: 5
Views: 4,059
Posted By jbithaca

No experience with these but you might want to try Lake MX237

Scott:

Just went through the same issue. I bought a pair of Lake MX237. See my review here: https://www.bikeshoes.com/Lake-MX237-Mens-Mountain-Bike-Shoes/#ProductReviews

Liked the Sidi...
Replies: 25
Views: 19,063
Posted By jbithaca

2 years later.

The saddle has been comfortable. I have probably put about 10,000 miles on it. I have done 2-600k's, 2, 400k's,3x300k,a 24 hour fleche. The Aravis gave a lot more saddle area but the skirting was...
08-12-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By jbithaca

I-Phone & Ridewithgps & external battery packs

A friend who is a bit visually impaired wants to use his I-Phone as a gps which will give voice directions as well as text cues.

Ridewithgps has an app that is listed as doing this. Have any of...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By jbithaca

What trail?

Did this ride last August with a friend. Parked at the Poughkeepsie train station. He took Metro North-need to get a bike pass online.

We stayed in Hudson, NY at a B&B. Lots of nice restaurants,...
Replies: 33
Views: 6,553
Posted By jbithaca

Rando luggage conundrum

I am currently using a Revelate Viscacha bag, https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Seat-Bags
on the rear of my Honey Winterando bike. It fits almost as much as my Carradice...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-14, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By jbithaca

Parking in Ft. Lee, NJ?

Any suggestions on where to park in Ft. Lee? I live in Ithaca, NY (about 4 hours North). I want to meet an old friend from Brooklyn and ride up 9W and get lunch in Nyack and take some of the back...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,816
Posted By jbithaca

Binghamton to Ithaca

Look at this.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3421449

I had marked a similar route for the Endless Mountains 1240k which was held in August. I marked up to Owego and then west. I have copied that...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,816
Posted By jbithaca

Route to Ithaca from Binghamton

You could try this
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By jbithaca

Seatbag mounting

I have used both a Fizik Arione and a Gilles Berthoud Soulor saddle on my Litespeed Arenberg. What I have used to attach my Carradice Low Saddle Long Flap bag is a double D-clip which is made of...
Replies: 25
Views: 19,063
Posted By jbithaca

Soulor/Galiber trial continues

I have been riding the Soulor and it is finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable. Did a 65 mile ride last week on it. During that ride, it felt very hard and unforgiving. I lowered the nose to...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By jbithaca

NYC to Philly

Saw this a few months ago.

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2010/11/a-day-in-10-photos-10-29-2010/

http://www.strava.com/activities/26156916
Replies: 25
Views: 19,063
Posted By jbithaca

Galiber/Soulor saddle

Just took the plunge and ordered the Soulor racing saddle with the steel rails. I liked the demo Aspin/Aravis saddle that I tried out a few weeks ago, but was concerned about the skirting on the back...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By jbithaca

Port Jervis to Brooklyn-Route suggestions

I live in Ithaca, NY. I am planning to bike to Port Jervis on Bike Route 17 with a few modifications sometime in March to visit my daughter and my best friend. Can anyone suggest a route to get to...
Replies: 25
Views: 19,063
Posted By jbithaca

Galiber vs Aravis

This email was sent to me.

The plastic crescent piece at the rear of the saddles is not the same. The Tour saddle is wider, has more rivets, and also has two threaded holes for mounting Berthoud's...
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