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01-06-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By obstacle

This bike was not fixed either. It was (is) a fun...

This bike was not fixed either. It was (is) a fun ride and looks great on his wall now-a-days (now that his ass cancer is gone).
Forum: Northeast
11-17-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By obstacle

Where in this day and age do you even get the...

Where in this day and age do you even get the idea that you could bring a bike, folding or not, into anywhere? There are stupid questions and then there is the one you just asked. Use your head.
Forum: Northeast
11-17-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By obstacle

"best bike shops" and "NYC" don't go together....

"best bike shops" and "NYC" don't go together. All bike shops in NYC are fail. Don't waste your time. Use the internet.
Forum: Northeast
11-10-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By obstacle

Park closes at 1am (and NYPD is diligent about...

Park closes at 1am (and NYPD is diligent about getting everyone out), so "Midnight Ride" should be more like "evening ride".

As one who does 99% of their weekly mileage (on bike and foot for the...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By obstacle

But we have bike lanes and are much smaller on...

But we have bike lanes and are much smaller on the street. Yes, there are many cyclists that break traffic laws, but generally they aren't 5' wide and riding 4 abreast. Not to mention most cyclists...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By obstacle

I'll one up you. How about a regulation banning...

I'll one up you. How about a regulation banning those damn things from city streets, period. I'm all for greening up NYC but the people peddling those pedicabs are 99% of the time NOT cyclists and...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By obstacle

For the past 5 years I've done 90% of my training...

For the past 5 years I've done 90% of my training (bike and on foot) in Central Park, usually between 9-Midnight, year round. It's wonderful because NO ONE IS THERE and it's empty and all mine which...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By obstacle

I should say I also only run/ride at night when...

I should say I also only run/ride at night when the park is closed to traffic. I won't set foot in the park to train when it's open to traffic or during daylight hours. The human debris and weekend...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 23,819
Posted By obstacle

But, but...bikes don't belong on pedestrian paths...

But, but...bikes don't belong on pedestrian paths in the park...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 23,819
Posted By obstacle

7-10mph average? Goodness. My runs are faster...

7-10mph average? Goodness. My runs are faster than that (and I'm slow). That sure is a flower watching experience and far different than the hammerfests I'm accustomed too on group rides.

Sounds...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,827
Posted By obstacle

If I see someone coming at me the wrong way, in a...

If I see someone coming at me the wrong way, in a bike lane or otherwise, I don't move. I give those idiots no quarter. If anything I'll move over to push them into traffic so maybe they will have a...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 23,819
Posted By obstacle

There isn't a single part of the main loop in...

There isn't a single part of the main loop in Central Park that you need a headlight for (and you aren't supposed to be riding on any of the paths off the loop). In fact the only area that was...
08-28-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,639
Posted By obstacle

I appreciate that.

I appreciate that.
08-27-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,639
Posted By obstacle

Why? So you can turn it into another piece of...

Why? So you can turn it into another piece of crap? You don't deserve a frame like that my friend. You barely deserve the one you have already destroyed.
08-27-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By obstacle

All services a good mechanic (at a shop or not)...

All services a good mechanic (at a shop or not) can do.

As far as shops organizing parties...not my thing. As far as shops sponsoring racers... all I can say is whenever I see some ****** in his...
08-27-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,167
Posted By obstacle

Oh, I think this isn't a joke and I love two...

Oh, I think this isn't a joke and I love two things about this video;

1) It's mostly featuring a bunch of dudes sitting at a table eating biscuits in sunglasses trying to look cool but failing...
08-26-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By obstacle

The bookstore example doesn't work here. All...

The bookstore example doesn't work here. All major brick-and-motor bookstore (media stores) are doomed by digital downloads. They should have seen that coming long ago.

Bikes are physical things,...
08-26-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By obstacle

If you like your local shop great. Lucky you. If...

If you like your local shop great. Lucky you. If your local shops all have pros/cons they you know where to go for what. All the online shops have the same deal. I know where to go for what.

I...
08-26-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By obstacle

I'm actually trying not to be snarky by saying...

I'm actually trying not to be snarky by saying this, but....

All bike shops = fail, especially in NYC.

Buy online. Don't support locals who jack up prices because they sell a product that can...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 24,184
Posted By obstacle

And this is why one never goes near Central Park,...

And this is why one never goes near Central Park, Prospect Park, West-side bikepath or any other public area on a bike during daylight hours on a weekend.

Unless of course you like going 9mph and...
08-25-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,639
Posted By obstacle

I LOL'd

I LOL'd
08-25-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,167
Posted By obstacle

Seriously, every time I look at that bike I find...

Seriously, every time I look at that bike I find more things wrong with it, ridiculous with it or flat out funny about it. It's hitting on all angles...
08-25-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,167
Posted By obstacle

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=113786&d=1249859571

Had to be done.
Forum: Northeast
08-07-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By obstacle

Ya, you don't loose much, .4 miles by my...

Ya, you don't loose much, .4 miles by my computer...but you don't climb and if you just want to spin it works out. Raccoons you see everywhere in the park now.

I mis-judged the paver's progress....
08-06-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,629
Posted By obstacle

Ok, let me ask this. So why be car free? What is...

Ok, let me ask this. So why be car free? What is it doing for you? Saving you money? Are you saving the environment? Are you living more simply?
08-06-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,629
Posted By obstacle

What does "being car free" mean to you?

When you proclaiming you are "car free", what are you personally proclaiming? Simply you don't own a car? That you have a smaller carbon footprint? That you are more energy independent? That you...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By obstacle

By next week they should be in the hills north of...

By next week they should be in the hills north of the 3/4 cut off before the hills. So you can at least ride a 3/4 lap the correct way. It's nice to have the boathouse hill nice and smooth finally...
08-06-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By obstacle

Started new thread...

Started new thread...
08-05-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By obstacle

Yes, I agree. That was my point in that...

Yes, I agree. That was my point in that statement. It is also why maybe 80% of the global population, maybe 99% of the western world , simply will never be truely car free.
08-05-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By obstacle

The simple fact is that unless you live in a...

The simple fact is that unless you live in a major metro area, even then you need to be specific, in the US it's near impossible to be truely car free. There is reality and then talk on a message...
08-04-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,399
Posted By obstacle

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u8eOybfYCgM/SV6-9Wy_ckI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u8eOybfYCgM/SV6-9Wy_ckI/AAAAAAAACYU/zSxvRv0AgYw/s320/funny+cow1mod.jpg
08-04-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,842,522
Posted By obstacle

Back in the day (circa 1970)s before the influx...

Back in the day (circa 1970)s before the influx of "exotic" meterials liek aluminum and titanium (even at the sharp end of the sport, the pro-tour) and years before Carbon-Fiber...high end bike...
08-04-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,842,522
Posted By obstacle

Yup, those are 30 year old Campag road hubs. You...

Yup, those are 30 year old Campag road hubs. You could ride them fixed, but chainline will be a total PITA.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,766
Posted By obstacle

+1 Rapha's jerseys are untouchable for...

+1

Rapha's jerseys are untouchable for comfort and function. I own the one above (The classic) and two of the lightweight jerseys for summer riding, all in black. I've ridden the cheap stuff and...
08-04-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,874
Posted By obstacle

A stainless steel Phil Wood square taper with...

A stainless steel Phil Wood square taper with stainless cups. Infinite adjustability to get the chain line spot on. Worth the money when you are buying higher end precision components like a Sugino...
07-24-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By obstacle

I can't say enough about how good the BB7s will...

I can't say enough about how good the BB7s will be for this. You'll love them. They also have good modulation (for a wire/disc brake) and you'll not quickly superman yourself, but they will take some...
07-24-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By obstacle

Better bar-spins of course. Duh?!?!?

Better bar-spins of course. Duh?!?!?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,580
Posted By obstacle

Cycling Jersey's a bibs are a good thing. Mainly...

Cycling Jersey's a bibs are a good thing. Mainly because I don't want to see your ass crack hanging out when I'm behind you. Beyond the mention of back pockets on a cycling specific jersey I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By obstacle

I second the Egg Beaters, especially with...

I second the Egg Beaters, especially with mountain shoes.
07-17-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By obstacle

But I enjoy preaching. Where does this leave me?

But I enjoy preaching. Where does this leave me?
07-17-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By obstacle

Actually in the past few weeks I've seen at least...

Actually in the past few weeks I've seen at least one person doing this every time I ride, most times I see 3 or 4. It's not just once.

I decided to post my rage here because; a) I can; b) someone...
07-17-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By obstacle

Try it (In fact you have my permission if you...

Try it (In fact you have my permission if you ever see me texting while riding).




Yes, because the only morons I see texting (thus riding handless) while riding are the brakeless/skinny jean...
07-17-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By obstacle

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/dom0431/54mf...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/dom0431/54mf01z-1.gif
07-17-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By obstacle

To all you hipsters riding brakeless and texting...

STOP IT!

It's bad enough you are a hazard out there already brakeless sans toe-clips...but when you are riding down the street, pecking away on your crackberry or iPhone, hands off the bars even,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By obstacle

95% of my riding is at night, year round, to the...

95% of my riding is at night, year round, to the point where I rode in the sun the other day and it felt all wrong.

Granted I ride in Central park nightly (almost) so night for me is pretty well...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By obstacle

The satellite speed lags a bit from your actual...

The satellite speed lags a bit from your actual speed. The strap on sensor is real time. If you have both on the bike I think it picks the more accurate one (strap on) over the satellite.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,026
Posted By obstacle

1.5-3 hour rides generally. This is generally all...

1.5-3 hour rides generally. This is generally all at night in Central Park. I learned years ago not to use the backlight much. Let the lights in the park do their job.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,026
Posted By obstacle

I've been a 305 user for about 3 years now. I use...

I've been a 305 user for about 3 years now. I use it for both running and riding and have no complaints. It does take it's sweet time getting a signal here in Manhattan some nights but once connected...
07-16-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By obstacle

Don't drink. Don't go out. Problem solved.

Don't drink. Don't go out. Problem solved.
07-16-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,713
Posted By obstacle

Seriously. You = Epic fail.

Seriously. You = Epic fail.
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