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Forum: Commuting
11-06-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,228
Posted By fatdad

I use the same route to and from work, if you...

I use the same route to and from work, if you think the Minuteman Bikeway is problematic, try the extension on the other side of Alewife, the Somerville Community Path. Between the pedestrians...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,281
Posted By fatdad

Consider purchasing jeans or pants that are made...

Consider purchasing jeans or pants that are made to commute in, and are reinforced in areas prone to abrasion.

Levi's, Swrve, Betabrand, Club Ride are some of the brands making cycling specific...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,519
Posted By fatdad

Another recommendation for the Continental GP 4...

Another recommendation for the Continental GP 4 Seasons, but I recommended going up to 28mm size if you have the clearance. If you have to commute on city streets or really any roads that are not in...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,501
Posted By fatdad

I began commuting early this summer for the first...

I began commuting early this summer for the first time, initially some co-workers and one supervisor made some caustic comments about me wearing spandex into the office (I immediately change as soon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,307
Posted By fatdad

EDIT: Did you know, that in the US only 1 or 2...

EDIT: Did you know, that in the US only 1 or 2 people per year contract rabies? This, in a nation of 300,000,000 people- and the majority of those cases are from bat bites! Your chances of winning...
Forum: Northeast
01-11-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By fatdad

These guys...

These guys http://amcboston.org/bicycle/calendar.php?MonthCalendar=GO&month=January&year=2013 do rides at around the pace you're looking for. They just happen to have a nice ride going this coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By fatdad

http://forums.thepaceline.net/index.php

http://forums.thepaceline.net/index.php
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By fatdad

Here are a couple to get you started: ...

Here are a couple to get you started:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/810965 - Starts in historic Lexington Center (of shot heard round the world fame), you can get to the start on the Minuteman...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By fatdad

A bit of his story... ...

A bit of his story...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga9J1EyoGsI
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By fatdad

If you visit New England: ...

If you visit New England:

http://crw.org/CTTC/climb2clouds.php

&

http://roadbikingmassachusetts.com/crw-fall-century-ride-a-new-england-classic/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,918
Posted By fatdad

Running has far better songs: Tom Petty -...

Running has far better songs:

Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream
Jackson Browne - Running on Empty
Bruce - Born to Run
Van Halen - Running with the Devil
Neil Young - Long May You Run
Bob Seger...
Forum: Northeast
10-05-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By fatdad

Try this route.......

Try this route.... http://crw.org/CueSheets/cues2htm.php?id=231

Also, the road to the top is still closed and under construction, you can go as far as the visitor's center.

It's a somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By fatdad

This club has lots of rides on their cue sheet...

This club has lots of rides on their cue sheet repository...http://www.crw.org

If you live in Cambridge, you can use the Minuteman Bikeway which begins in north Cambridge and gets you out to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-11, 04:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,249
Posted By fatdad

If you wouldn't mind following up after your...

If you wouldn't mind following up after your ride...thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,249
Posted By fatdad

Urbanknight, could you comment on the X-lite's...

Urbanknight, could you comment on the X-lite's venting capability. I tried one and found it very comfortable, but I'm wondering since it sits somewhat lower than some other helmets if it vents...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By fatdad

Wish I could, the Flite I can find locally, the...

Wish I could, the Flite I can find locally, the Zoncolan, not so much, I was hoping to hear from folks who had experience with both to see if there is a general consensus of opinion on relative...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By fatdad

Selle Italia Flite or Selle San Marco Zoncolan

I'm considering one of these to replace my current Bontrager saddle, would appreciate any feedback on either, especially the Zoncolan which my LBS's don't carry. Thanks...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By fatdad

Thanks for the advice, any opinions between the...

Thanks for the advice, any opinions between the Noyz, Magster or Genetyk for road cycling?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By fatdad

Rudy Project Deal

I'm considering taking advantage of the Rudy Project Deal advertised here on BF. My question is, which lenses do folks prefer, the Racing Red with 28% light transmission or the $30 upgrade impactx...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By fatdad

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,885
Posted By fatdad

170789 My favorite time of year to ride...

170789

My favorite time of year to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,455
Posted By fatdad

When the EMT says don't try to sit up, don't try...

When the EMT says don't try to sit up, don't try to sit up. I didn't listen, everything started spinning, I puked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By fatdad

LOL, my bike is a Trek, according to BF protocol,...

LOL, my bike is a Trek, according to BF protocol, it deserves nothing but scorn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By fatdad

Thanks to all for responding...I was unable to...

Thanks to all for responding...I was unable to ride at all after the spoke broke as the wheel was so out of true, it was rubbing against the chain stays, so no additional stress on the rim or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 05:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By fatdad

LBS sez once a spoke breaks on a low spoke-count wheel, it's on borrowed time..T or F

Recently broke a spoke on my back wheel, just riding along, didn't hit anything, just exploded under me.

LBS replaced spoke, trued wheel, but told me once a spoke goes, it's going to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,272
Posted By fatdad

I recently put the Antares Versus on my bike,...

I recently put the Antares Versus on my bike, previously had a Selle Italia Flite (the classic, no gel, no cutout). I find the Antares to work very well for me, took 3-4 rides to get comfortable on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,447
Posted By fatdad

From a personal injury attorney's website in California...

"A dangerous road can result from faulty design, faulty construction, faulty maintenance, or faulty adaptation to changing conditions."

" Dangerous road hazards most often stem from faulty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By fatdad

Thanks to all for helping out. Especially DaveSSS...

Thanks to all for helping out. Especially DaveSSS for the trig lesson, no wonder I'm in the field of law rather than an engineer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By fatdad

Math question about stem length and angle

Was fitted recently at LBS, among other adjustments, moved saddle forward as I was pretty far back behind the center of the cranks. All the adjustments feel better to me after 2 rides, but I now feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,470
Posted By fatdad

Assos f.i. uno s5 bibs Assos cy summer gloves ...

Assos f.i. uno s5 bibs
Assos cy summer gloves
Soma poly bottles
Selle Italia Flite (circa 1999)
FSA wingpro alum bar
Specialized saddlebag
Compact Crank 50-36 gearing
Conti GP4000s
Fizik bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,768
Posted By fatdad

^^^^^ It sure does help, thanks for a very...

^^^^^

It sure does help, thanks for a very thorough answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 04:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,768
Posted By fatdad

I'm interested in the Prolight but I've read that...

I'm interested in the Prolight but I've read that it doesn't do as good a job with ventilation as the Ionos does. Since you have used both, could you compare how good a job each does in summer-like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,963
Posted By fatdad

Q. If I'm new to cycling and I wave to everyone...

Q. If I'm new to cycling and I wave to everyone else on a bike I see and they don't wave back, does this reflect a sport filled with arrogant snobbish asshats?

A. Ummmm.....yes/no, or they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,392
Posted By fatdad

This was my experience, I ended up with the FSA...

This was my experience, I ended up with the FSA Wing Pro Compacts, which gave me similar reach and drop as the Ergonovas but with a flat ramp and flat drops...

http://i46.tinypic.com/25ur2wn.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By fatdad

Go here...

Go here http://www.worldcycling.com/2010-Pearl-Izumi-PRO-Bib-Short/productinfo/PIMBSPRO/5085 , buy the PRO bib with the new 4-D chamois, when asked for a key code at the top, put in DEC935, they will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,960
Posted By fatdad

North Carolina, varies by case. If the assault...

North Carolina, varies by case. If the assault occurred and there was intent to kill resulting in serious bodily injury, the charge will be a Class C felony. Class C felonies are punishable by 44-92...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,472
Posted By fatdad

1. They're the greatest value out there. 2....

1. They're the greatest value out there.

2. They're over-priced junk.

3. Lance rides one...:thumb:

4. Lance rides one...:notamused:

5. They're so good, almost everyone has one...:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,160
Posted By fatdad

$220 worth of carbon handlebars. Bought 'em in...

$220 worth of carbon handlebars. Bought 'em in May, crashed 'em in August, that worked out to about $73.33/month.

Now I have the same bars in alloy, $70, all for the horrific weight penalty of 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

Flint Bridge is still under construction and...

Flint Bridge is still under construction and won't be completed until April 2010 according to Town of Concord. In addition to shoring it up, it will be widened a bit, getting passed by cars on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

Yeah, they have some beautiful bicycles...I try...

Yeah, they have some beautiful bicycles...I try to do most of my business at Quad Cycles in Arlington as a thanks for their saturday/sunday morning rides I frequent.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

You guys are good...:) Top of the hill heading...

You guys are good...:) Top of the hill heading toward Minute Man Natl. Park, looking left. After years of picking my way thru the cracks and potholes, River Rd./Monument St. got a nice repaving this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

Basically this route with a slight detour to...

Basically this route with a slight detour to Fern's in Carlisle center...

http://crw.org/CueSheets/cues2htm.php?id=214
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

I believe it has to do with a potent mixture of...

I believe it has to do with a potent mixture of serving alcoholic beverages and the Yankees in town...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

It's Maple St., little bridge, water on both...

It's Maple St., little bridge, water on both sides, bird feeders out in the water.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

My pleasure...

My pleasure...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

The signs are great, the drivers...well maybe not...

The signs are great, the drivers...well maybe not so great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

Thanks. I share your cool weather enthusiasm,...

Thanks. I share your cool weather enthusiasm, it's what's coming in Dec/Jan/Feb I can live without.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,291
Posted By fatdad

As a proud card-carrying member of the over-50...

As a proud card-carrying member of the over-50 crowd, you're still my hero...sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

No Freds vs. Road nazi's, no Campy vs Shimano vs...

No Freds vs. Road nazi's, no Campy vs Shimano vs Sram/Sham/Scam, nobody yelled at me...just a mellow late season ride on some of my favorite roads.

http://i35.tinypic.com/263g87b.jpg
Part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,557
Posted By fatdad

A spin thru the western suburbs of Boston...w/pics

Pats have a bye week, did trick or treat duty with the 7 yr. old on sat. nite, HQ gave me a 3 hour furlough as long as I made homemade pizza when I got home.

http://i34.tinypic.com/5ueljd.jpg
It...
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