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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-01-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I know how you feel! There is by the way a...

I know how you feel!

There is by the way a local facebook group that generally keeps tabs on the D&L, mostly on the upper end but covers it all to an extent. "We Like Bikes!" public group 1.9k...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-31-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

Sorry, I haven't been on my bike for a while...

Sorry,
I haven't been on my bike for a while due to a medical issue. Today, first ride in months, I rode from Weissport to Penn Haven and back. Not too bad, there wasn't any construction vehicles or...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-26-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

TRAIL UPDATE!!! As a review in post #7, I...

TRAIL UPDATE!!!


As a review in post #7, I mentioned the "Rule of 1.5" which I have identified as a more reliable indicator of when projects on the D&L Trail are completed and final cost to the...
05-20-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By Thomas15

I worked very hard to get my hill climbing skills...

I worked very hard to get my hill climbing skills up to par. For me locally I have a 7 mile loop that climbs 850 feet. One hill is .95 miles and average 6.6% grade. From my experience when on a...
05-20-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,566
Posted By Thomas15

Also don't confuse wheel size with frame size,...

Also don't confuse wheel size with frame size, two different things.
05-20-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,532
Posted By Thomas15

Another vote for the Park PCS-10.2 Get it...

Another vote for the Park PCS-10.2

Get it and forget it.
05-18-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,566
Posted By Thomas15

Not to sound like a snob but don't buy a bicycle...

Not to sound like a snob but don't buy a bicycle off Amazon.

I have a few mid 1980s Nishiki bikes which are depending of the model are on a par with Fuji. One of them I use on my indoor trainer,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-06-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

From the "State of the Trail" report... ...

From the "State of the Trail" report...

Regarding the Anthracite section...


Back in October 2020 the Heritage Corridor did a series of podcasts on the various sections of the trail and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-06-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

A good argument could be made that the American...

A good argument could be made that the American Industrial Revolution had it's actual beginning at the Lehigh Canal lock #1 in 1820. It is right here that the Mansion House Bridge carries the D&L...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I don't know off the top of my head how much it...

I don't know off the top of my head how much it cost but the Carbon County Commissioners own the CNJ bridge that connects the northern end of the county parking lot to GO. When the Mansion House...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-02-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I have noticed that the D&L LLC has just now...

I have noticed that the D&L LLC has just now marked the entire section between Jim Thorpe (Glen Onoko) to Black Diamond having obstructions and closures due to a repairs to the bridge at Rockport. In...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-17-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

A few vague D&L updates. The D&L...

A few vague D&L updates.


The D&L "interactive" map on the LLC website has revised the re-opening date of 5 miles of trail near White Haven on the northern section of the trail. It was "Spring...
01-31-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Thomas15

Just to chime in I did the BMU this time last...

Just to chime in I did the BMU this time last year. Agree with all of the previously mentioned negatives. But I think for me at least being a recreational rider just looking to improve fitness, 12...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-08-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

What I'm referring to is a shallow dip about 100...

What I'm referring to is a shallow dip about 100 feet long that is well paved with cobblestone.

Before they started building the Mansion House Bridge there was a much bigger washout right by where...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,663
Posted By Thomas15

Since we are talking about Kinetic Road Machines....

Since we are talking about Kinetic Road Machines.

Without knowing anything about trainers, I bought a used Road Machine for $20, the seller told me it didn't work but I thought I could fix it and...
01-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,084
Posted By Thomas15

Zombie thread. But I still find it interesting. ...

Zombie thread. But I still find it interesting.

I'm a tad under 5'6", ride a 53 Cannondale. I wish the bike was a 52 but I think I handle it ok and have a over an inch between me and the top tube...
01-06-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By Thomas15

Yes that does help thank you. Since...

Yes that does help thank you.

Since upgrading my windows OP to 10 (from 7) I haven't had any major bugs in Zwift but I'm looking to expand my horizons. I was kind of late getting back on my...
01-06-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By Thomas15

I personally would have a longer cable housing...

I personally would have a longer cable housing from the boss on the chain stay to the rear derailleur, looks stretched.
01-06-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,196
Posted By Thomas15

Hey Alex if being fast over long rides is...

Hey Alex if being fast over long rides is important to you set goals and work towards meeting those goals. Set what might be an impossible goal with a few intermediate goals as stepping stones and...
01-05-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By Thomas15

Scott, are you still feeling positive about Rouvy...

Scott, are you still feeling positive about Rouvy vs. Zwift?
I feel like I'm intrenched in Zwift and for now have it running well with my set-up but thinking about taking advantage of the 14 day...
01-05-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By Thomas15

I'm not a "bicycle culture" guy and while it's...

I'm not a "bicycle culture" guy and while it's only been the last 3 or 4 years since I've been riding more than just a few hundred miles per year, it is hard for me to imagine a repair that I would...
01-04-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,658
Posted By Thomas15

or when the chain needs greasing.

or when the chain needs greasing.
01-03-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By Thomas15

I'm in NE PA in the Lehigh Valley/Pocono Mtns....

I'm in NE PA in the Lehigh Valley/Pocono Mtns. Not to belabor the point but within 15 miles of my house there is decent mountain bike trails. This area used to be a MTB destination not so much...
01-02-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By Thomas15

My company has it's HQ in Gardena which is about...

My company has it's HQ in Gardena which is about 15 miles away. While not an expert in any way on SoCal I've been there a few times in the last 30 years. If I wanted to relocate there all I have to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-31-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

Our local newspaper is reporting that a...

Our local newspaper is reporting that a $194,500.00 state grant was awarded to do some work on the 1 mile stretch in Franklin Twp (Carbon County) beginning in Weissport moving north. I assume this...
12-31-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Thomas15

3 more Zwift rides and still no drop-outs with...

3 more Zwift rides and still no drop-outs with Windows 10 I'm happy so far. It is very annoying in a group ride to have a drop out.
12-26-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Thomas15

Great exchange, full of fun, mystery and intrigue!

Great exchange, full of fun, mystery and intrigue!
12-24-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Thomas15

I have a dedicated laptop that I use for Zwift, a...

I have a dedicated laptop that I use for Zwift, a windows 7 OS. I have not been on my trainer for about 2 months and so when I jumped on a few days ago I had to do this massive upgrade. I also got a...
12-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,687
Posted By Thomas15

Lots of great rides here! I started riding...

Lots of great rides here!

I started riding bikes in late 2018, then started getting serious about it in Spring 2019. I participated in the 2019 "Ben to the Shore", the former Tour de Shore charity...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I will post my adventures for sure. Also, since...

I will post my adventures for sure. Also, since you mention using the NJ side, on my short list of things to do before I get too old to do them is to ride up Fiddlers Elbow Rd in nearby Harmony....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-23-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I think the thing that bothers me the most about...

I think the thing that bothers me the most about the Heritage Corridor LLC is that when asked what the average Joe can do to help improve the trail experience, they will suggest a donation to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-21-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

I wanted to add a few more thoughts and such to...

I wanted to add a few more thoughts and such to this thread.

Yesterday, Monday Dec 20th I had the day off from work and needed to do a little shopping so I went to the Home Depot and the Lehigh...
11-10-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By Thomas15

My advice, calculate the top of your budget then...

My advice, calculate the top of your budget then add 20+%. In other words get the best you possibly can. My experience has been I upgrade a little at a time, over the last 3 years I have spent more...
11-10-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,714
Posted By Thomas15

Not to be a negative ninny but Makuri is my least...

Not to be a negative ninny but Makuri is my least favorite world, actually tied with NYC.

I'm just getting back to Zwift after riding outside for the summer so I have lost track of some things. I...
11-10-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,137
Posted By Thomas15

Interesting. Like others here I have participated...

Interesting. Like others here I have participated in literally 100s of events (races, social rides, workouts) and never have a problem joining. I always sign up for an event on the companion app and...
11-09-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Thomas15

I agree with those saying get a smart trainer. ...

I agree with those saying get a smart trainer.
Cut directly to the chase.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Thomas15

Thanks What about riding the trail only and...

Thanks

What about riding the trail only and not worrying about an exact starting point in Millersville?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-05-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Thomas15

OK I want to ask you about this trail. I have a...

OK I want to ask you about this trail. I have a sister that lives in Millersville of which I haven't see in 20 years. Long story. Anyway, I have been looking for a reason to stop in and say Hi so was...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-05-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By Thomas15

Very cool, I would like to do that ride. I'm...

Very cool, I would like to do that ride.

I'm in the initial stages of planning to ride the North Bend Rail Trail in WV. From what I can tell most of the 70 miles is currently closed but if it is...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-04-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

There are roughly 5 signs total and maybe 3 mile...

There are roughly 5 signs total and maybe 3 mile markers between Easton and Bristol, 60 miles. The loop crossing at Center Bridge and the one just north of the Virginia Forest trailhead are easy to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-04-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thomas15

As I live in Carbon County I know very well this...

As I live in Carbon County I know very well this trail in all it's 140 miles of glory and the various non-profits that take credit for this wonderful resource and I'm quite sure that it will be...
08-12-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,786
Posted By Thomas15

There is btw a sub-forum on indoor cycling here. ...

There is btw a sub-forum on indoor cycling here.

Paletons are expensive to buy and expensive if you subscribe to their service.

There is a lot to be said for using a virtual platform because...
08-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Thomas15

May I mention that the only things I take with me...

May I mention that the only things I take with me are tubes and tools in an under seat bag, air pump, two water bottles a few energy bars and $20. A cell phone and GPS bike computer, my bikes have...
08-11-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Thomas15

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One...

I have two bikes that I ride on rail trails. One is a TREK 4500 mountain/Hybrid with 1.75" Panaracer street tires the other is a mid 80s Asian steel road bike with 700x28 road tires (Conti...
08-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,123
Posted By Thomas15

If it were my bike, which it is not, but if it...

If it were my bike, which it is not, but if it were and I was planning on rail trail rides or anything where I was going to be a few miles from home, I would replace the brake cables, pads and chain....
08-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By Thomas15

The size of the frame is what matters not the...

The size of the frame is what matters not the size of the wheel.

Usually the first things people change on a new bike are the saddle and pedals. Some bikes today don't even come with pedals...
08-04-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By Thomas15

Different grips, different hand positions,...

Different grips, different hand positions, changing hand positions, letting your arm hang loose to the side for 10 seconds at various intervals. All of these can help with hand numbness. It is in...
06-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,664
Posted By Thomas15

SLPD Sgt. Brandon Clark said the black Ford Super...

SLPD Sgt. Brandon Clark said the black Ford Super Duty pickup was traveling eastbound in the fast lane when it veered across the street and struck the group of bicyclists who were traveling...
05-24-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,742
Posted By Thomas15

I have a number of +/- $20 jerseys from Amazon. I...

I have a number of +/- $20 jerseys from Amazon. I also have several premium jerseys. Most rides I use the $20 jerseys. I personally like plain jerseys, ones without all of the visual clutter.
04-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,570
Posted By Thomas15

My advice is for you to print the route list on...

My advice is for you to print the route list on zwift insider and check off each route as you do them. You get basically double bonus XPs for each route that you complete for the first time, just...
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