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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By drewguy

Better choice - finger-grip whistle...

Better choice - finger-grip whistle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,705
Posted By drewguy

Yes - Trek's warranty on carbon rims is lifetime...

Yes - Trek's warranty on carbon rims is lifetime for the original owner, but only first two years is replacement. After that they may repair and charge you something.
Forum: Northeast
08-30-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Here's a guide to the Reformatory Branch - I...

Here's a guide to the Reformatory Branch - I think your surmise about the bridge is correct. http://bedforddepot.org/railtrails/RBRT_guide.pdf

Interesting to note the bridge was abandoned close...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,705
Posted By drewguy

Resurrecting my old thread because I came across...

Resurrecting my old thread because I came across it while poking around . . . anyway first Paradigm wheel lasted ~6000 miles, and during service at Trek Bike Shop they saw cracking and replaced it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,958
Posted By drewguy

I have a saddlebag that covers much of the...

I have a saddlebag that covers much of the seatpost length (the rest is a small blinky). Can the varia be mounted to the loop on the saddle bag that's made for such things, or does added motion...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,606
Posted By drewguy

I don't understand why it's different, other than...

I don't understand why it's different, other than a mirror image - a left turn when cycling on the right side of the road is the same as a right turn when on the left side of the road.
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Around here is there any other kind? (And,...

Around here is there any other kind?

(And, yes, totally appreciate when drivers use the other lane to pass - just seemed odd to do that at a light and end up on the wrong side of the road)
Forum: Northeast
11-18-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Yes, almost certain that's a Norway Maple - grew...

Yes, almost certain that's a Norway Maple - grew up with one outside my window. Nice yellow color in Fall, but no Sugar Maple.
Forum: Northeast
11-15-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Any idea what the driver of this white car is...

Any idea what the driver of this white car is doing? Is that a contraflow car lane?
Forum: Northeast
11-04-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Were there other than little dogs at the beach? ...

Were there other than little dogs at the beach? Or should it really be named the Little Fresh Pond Little-Dog Beach?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By drewguy

When we went to the summit on our honeymoon to...

When we went to the summit on our honeymoon to catch sunrise, my recollection is the bike riders started coming in on vans an hour or two after sunrise - we had already hiked into the crater and out...
Forum: Northeast
11-03-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Skier needs a taillight!

Skier needs a taillight!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By drewguy

Seems like adequately low gearing! (Though you...

Seems like adequately low gearing! (Though you may spin out on the descent in 46/10).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By drewguy

^ Just added 20 lbs extra to haul up 10,000 ft.

^ Just added 20 lbs extra to haul up 10,000 ft.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By drewguy

I haven't done this ride (would like to), but...

I haven't done this ride (would like to), but isn't the rec to get an early start so that you're avoiding the daytime heat during the stretch before you hit the real climb? In other words, you...
Forum: Northeast
09-22-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Can't handle the speed!

Can't handle the speed!
Forum: Northeast
08-26-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By drewguy

Don't have ideas for specific routes, but even...

Don't have ideas for specific routes, but even though the city of New Haven has its faults, you very quickly get into more suburban areas as you head north from the Yale campus.
Forum: Northeast
08-26-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

The paddleboards are plenty stable - the...

The paddleboards are plenty stable - the challenge is whether the paddler on top is stable!
07-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By drewguy

Thanks - I took another look at it seems like the...

Thanks - I took another look at it seems like the bottom part wasn't hooked tightly around the raised part near where the brifter (11 speed) meets the handlebars. May have been partly bar tape to...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

A nice article about biking up to Cape Ann -...

A nice article about biking up to Cape Ann - https://nyti.ms/3jSdChe
07-12-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By drewguy

Shimano 105 rubber hood twists out of place - fix?

My right rubber hood on my 105 shifter keeps working out of the little notches. Pretty clear it's from gripping and twisting when I shift and it slowly works out of place until it stops me from...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,547
Posted By drewguy

I've also had a few stick to my cycling clothes -...

I've also had a few stick to my cycling clothes - they seem to have some kind of good grip. It takes a strong brush or flick to get them off. But they land softly - don't really notice until I look...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,547
Posted By drewguy

Definitely pockets that are louder . . . out for...

Definitely pockets that are louder . . . out for a ride yesterday and got hit by one smack on the glasses. Good thing I was wearing those - pretty good shot to the face otherwise. Just a bit of bug...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By drewguy

Maybe only the inspection stations that are...

Maybe only the inspection stations that are honest and aren't giving inspection stickers to cars that would fail based on an "inspection" of a one that would pass?

Honestly - seems like an...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Isn't the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway supposed...

Isn't the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway supposed to be done soon? Though I'm not sure if that gets all the way to the Charles River path. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Huh. I always thought of it as Menotomy!

Huh. I always thought of it as Menotomy!
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Is there a trick? 10 in rack (1 a bit...

Is there a trick?



10 in rack (1 a bit hidden by sign), 1 being ridden
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,595
Posted By drewguy

It's possible the patents on the pedal mechanism...

It's possible the patents on the pedal mechanism expired before the patents on the cleats/design expired.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,547
Posted By drewguy

I remember that - it was weird. It didn't get...

I remember that - it was weird. It didn't get dimmer and dimmer as one might expect, IIRC, just one morning it had stopped. I remember commenting to my wife - "do you hear that? Nothing!"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,276
Posted By drewguy

I need steeper hills than I have around here to...

I need steeper hills than I have around here to get much past 35-38mph - I spin out past that or at least don't feel like cranking high cadence just to hit the brakes in a bit (we're talking 200 ft...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-13-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,547
Posted By drewguy

Biking with Cicadas

For many of us in this area, we'll soon be facing the influx of cicadas for the first time in 17 years.

I wasn't really biking in 2004, so I'm wondering if others have recollections about trying...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By drewguy

I biked out that way a few summers ago - covered...

I biked out that way a few summers ago - covered the eastern part of your planned route with comments here. https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1148496-biking-around-shelter-island.html

I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,698
Posted By drewguy

As for tires and tubes - always have at least one...

As for tires and tubes - always have at least one spare tire and a few extra tubes (so I can patch several at a time).

But having a tire inventory isn't very expensive . . . I'm going to put it on...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

I can't come up with a rationale for not plowing...

I can't come up with a rationale for not plowing the full width of asphalt. But perhaps by exposing some mud it avoids the problem of having melt water refreeze on the asphalt - it can run off to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By drewguy

Which version (color) of cleat do you have? If...

Which version (color) of cleat do you have? If you have the red (9 deg) perhaps you have them set with too much play to the outside, and you're riding with your feet not centered within the full...
Forum: Northeast
02-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Always enjoy your photo posts, Rod. Really nice...

Always enjoy your photo posts, Rod. Really nice to see some of the stuff I grew up driving or biking by, even though I no longer live in the area.
Forum: Northeast
01-28-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By drewguy

I'm familiar with the roads from Rehoboth Beach...

I'm familiar with the roads from Rehoboth Beach to north of Ocean City. I think along what you have you'll be fine . . . it's really a great place to bike because for the most part shoulders are wide...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,445
Posted By drewguy

Why not get a strip of rubber to wrap around the...

Why not get a strip of rubber to wrap around the hub (or anything to increase the diameter) and then install the sensor over that?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,451
Posted By drewguy

Low demand for a crap feature shouldn't be an...

Low demand for a crap feature shouldn't be an indicator of demand for a not crap version of that feature.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By drewguy

^ Second picture is beautiful, whether or not...

^ Second picture is beautiful, whether or not with bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,619
Posted By drewguy

What does it mean to be a good 'Bike Handler'

I see this term a fair amount, but not sure what it means. Obviously staying upright is an important component of cycling, but it goes beyond that. I'm curious (genuinely) by what makes someone a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,137
Posted By drewguy

Yeah, I confronted that this Spring/Summer (I...

Yeah, I confronted that this Spring/Summer (I think - time is odd these days), but it's been fixed for a while.

Have you unpaired and repaired the phone to the Elemnt - forgetting the device in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,074
Posted By drewguy

Bontrager (Trek) also makes some wide models - I...

Bontrager (Trek) also makes some wide models - I have the Velocis. Not sure if the heals will work for you, but add to the mix of consideration.

Only problem with the wide sizes is that they come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By drewguy

Defer to others on the legality, but would put in...

Defer to others on the legality, but would put in a strong caution from a practical standpoint. I'd do a lot to avoid interstates generally and in Montana - fast traffic . . . really fast; trucks ....
08-19-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,794
Posted By drewguy

Pairs with my Garmin Edge and my Wahoo Element....

Pairs with my Garmin Edge and my Wahoo Element. And my iPhone before Strava killed support for that.
08-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By drewguy

I really wish there were a bike version of the...

I really wish there were a bike version of the marine safety/warning horns with a can of compressed air plus the horn. A miniature version would be great. As I wouldn't expect to use it much,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By drewguy

Though frames are typically covered by the...

Though frames are typically covered by the manufacturer, no?

More generally, the company is clearly relying on adverse selection no overwhelming them. If most purchasers are the types that maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,686
Posted By drewguy

For those tossing gloves in the laundry, does the...

For those tossing gloves in the laundry, does the label on the gloves say washing is okay? I might toss them in if it won't ruin ones that say "handwash only". Then again, they're wear items that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,686
Posted By drewguy

I've been happy with pearl izumi gel gloves. I...

I've been happy with pearl izumi gel gloves. I wash them ever few rides, and while they eventually won't come really clean I can't smell them while riding (just if I stick them in my nose).

I put...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,354
Views: 1,273,986
Posted By drewguy

Ha - can't quite see it because of the trees, but...

Ha - can't quite see it because of the trees, but I grew up in a house at the left side of the picture. N-10s/Turnabouts are great learning boats. Other than on the dock, sailing really should be...
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