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Forum: Northeast
05-22-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Jrather

NYC to Southern Maine riding/racing

Hey everyone,

I moved from Manhattan to Southern Maine (Greater Portland) two years ago. I was a longtime veteran of NYC area training rides like Gimbels, the Rocket Ride, the White Plains ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,716
Posted By Jrather

Sadly, this story does not surprise me. NYC DOT...

Sadly, this story does not surprise me. NYC DOT may be doing things to make cycling easier and safer all across the city, but there appears to be zero synchronization between their change in policies...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jrather

I take spin class over the off season and have...

I take spin class over the off season and have been doing 1 or 2 nights a week for the last few weeks due to all of the rain we've had here lately. I think it's a great workout and you can certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,281
Posted By Jrather

Should I forsake Gimbels some weekend morning and...

Should I forsake Gimbels some weekend morning and come out to the Nyack Ride instead? What am I missing? Do you guys start the ride with the 100+ man peloton like we do on our side of the Hudson?...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Jrather

What route are you taking to get up there? Route...

What route are you taking to get up there? Route 9?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Jrather

It's definitely a rough year for allergies...

It's definitely a rough year for allergies here... Myself and everyone I know at work are all just suffering like *******s this year, even those of us on prescription medication like Nasonex and OTCs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,463
Posted By Jrather

On one of the Tuesday night hammerfest rides, a...

On one of the Tuesday night hammerfest rides, a group of 6 kids sitting in a Friendly's restaurant eating saw the 30 of us coming down the road and ran out of the restaurant yelling "Allez! Allez!"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,703
Posted By Jrather

This is one of those things that people make more...

This is one of those things that people make more complicated than it needs to be. A simple "coming through!" suffices. Anything more and you just confuse people. "On your left" is ******** in all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By Jrather

Out in this end of the NYC metro, bikes on...

Out in this end of the NYC metro, bikes on limited access freeways (i.e. the interstates or parkways) is unheard of, because it would be suicidal. The mere thought of riding on a road like the Saw...
Forum: Northeast
04-09-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,920
Posted By Jrather

Gypsy cab drivers are some of the biggest d-bags...

Gypsy cab drivers are some of the biggest d-bags on the road in this city. They WILL take you out and keep going without so much as a second thought - I've nearly been hit by them many, many times on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,851
Posted By Jrather

I drive to work because the closest Metro North...

I drive to work because the closest Metro North stop is a couple of miles from the office and as someone else mentioned, there's a no full-sized bikes rule at during peak hours rule. On weekends, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,851
Posted By Jrather

I work out in the northern suburbs and just take...

I work out in the northern suburbs and just take the bike with me to work. Two fast evening group rides during the work week up in suburban riding paradise (Tuesday/Thursday), one other solo ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,198
Posted By Jrather

I think NYC is a godawful place to ride in a lot...

I think NYC is a godawful place to ride in a lot of ways. It does vary by neighborhood - I'm in Brooklyn Heights on occasion and always am shocked at how chill everything seems there versus up here....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Jrather

I hear you. I had bronchitis, which turned into a...

I hear you. I had bronchitis, which turned into a sinus infection and then that somehow triggered my asthma which had previously been in remission. I'm weeks behind where I wanted to be... that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,821
Posted By Jrather

I keep mine in the trunk during the outdoor...

I keep mine in the trunk during the outdoor riding season. Since I park on the street rather than in a driveway, I also use a bike lock to lock the frame and wheels to a piece of the car's frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,619
Posted By Jrather

I should add that I don't know for certain that...

I should add that I don't know for certain that the PBK purchase was the one that was compromised, but given that the fraud took place 2 days afterward and seeing this thread, It certainly looks as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,619
Posted By Jrather

I was compromised 2 weeks ago after a Debit...

I was compromised 2 weeks ago after a Debit Mastercard purchase with PBK. Over $3500 in charges - totally cleaned me out. CitiBank had me covered but for a few days I had not barely a penny to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,141
Posted By Jrather

I've had good luck at Bicycle Renaissance on the...

I've had good luck at Bicycle Renaissance on the Upper West Side and Tread Bike Shop and Inwood. The latter is a little bit out of the way for most visitors to NYC. Bicycle Renaissance is especially...
02-19-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,903
Posted By Jrather

Wow, this clears it up, thank you everyone. It...

Wow, this clears it up, thank you everyone. It seems a little idiotic to buy another tool for a BB that I'm getting rid of, so I'll probably take it to a bike shop around here for removal. I had...
02-18-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,903
Posted By Jrather

Lockring for ISIS Bottom Bracket?

Hi,

I'm swapping out a Truvativ ISIS triple crank for a Shimano Ultegra double on my '05 Cannondale CAAD7. I picked up a Shimano Octalink V1 BB to go with the new crank.The ISIS BB that is on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By Jrather

For you guys who have lost your job and are now...

For you guys who have lost your job and are now putting in lots of miles, do you have health insurance coverage now that you've lost your job?

I ask as someone whose job security is looking worse...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jrather

It was glorious... way too nice for this time of...

It was glorious... way too nice for this time of year this morning. I was going to do Gimbels but ended up doing 9W by myself instead. I swear I actually saw you around 12:45 headed north on 9W with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,600
Posted By Jrather

Urban planner... it's a decent gig, except when...

Urban planner... it's a decent gig, except when it isn't (i.e. when the wrath of NIMBY is upon me).
01-23-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By Jrather

Just my .02 someone who grew up in Mass but lives...

Just my .02 someone who grew up in Mass but lives in NYC: the climate is milder in NYC than it is up where you are. It's very rare indeed for temps to get down to 10 degrees in the 5 boroughs - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,539
Posted By Jrather

I can do them on my CycleOps Magneto, but only in...

I can do them on my CycleOps Magneto, but only in the big ring in the smallest cog (12 tooth). Obviously it doesn't feel the same as it does outdoors since the positioning of the bike is all wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,433
Posted By Jrather

I've done Gimbels with Pablo. Dude is fast and...

I've done Gimbels with Pablo. Dude is fast and will be off the front of the ride every time within a few years if he keeps it up. I'll do Nyack one of these days - I'm in my slow/lame phase right now...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,946
Posted By Jrather

Mine's a 23 right now but I'm a 22 during the...

Mine's a 23 right now but I'm a 22 during the summer. 6'2" 175 over this past summer, 180 right now. I want to get it below 170 next summer. You must be crack addict thin at that BMI.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,936
Posted By Jrather

I haven't heard anyone bring up the bone density...

I haven't heard anyone bring up the bone density argument for running in this thread. Supposedly, if you ride exclusively year round, you sweat out so much calcium that significant bone density loss...
11-24-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,657
Posted By Jrather

I find that cycling can give you a pretty big...

I find that cycling can give you a pretty big engine for running but that there is an adjustment period. Once it started getting cold & dark, I decided to go for a 30 minute run one day and promptly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,425
Posted By Jrather

I headed over the GW Bridge to 9W, planning on...

I headed over the GW Bridge to 9W, planning on doing the NYC-9W to Nyack-River Road loop. It was 25 degrees/feels like 13 degrees according to weather.com when I left my place at 10am, and it didn't...
Forum: Northeast
11-03-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 51,785
Posted By Jrather

I'm doing 9W on election day after I vote, since...

I'm doing 9W on election day after I vote, since I have the day off as a government employee. I may even do Bear Mountain and back, we'll see.
Forum: Northeast
11-01-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Jrather

I grew up on Boston's North Shore and live in NYC...

I grew up on Boston's North Shore and live in NYC now, so I've experienced riding in both places. There isn't a 9W equivalent per se - a lot of the great places in the metro area fall into "you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By Jrather

You need to get your hands on an asthma inhaler....

You need to get your hands on an asthma inhaler. I use an Albuterol inhaler year round, although it's not quite as necessary during the warmer months. This time of year, it makes all the difference....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,585
Posted By Jrather

I developed this problem while running in the off...

I developed this problem while running in the off season last year. My advice to you is to stretch as much as you can. Stretch when you wake up and before bed. Stretch before and after every ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,608
Posted By Jrather

Yes, they are garbage. The rubber feet on mine...

Yes, they are garbage. The rubber feet on mine started to rip off after 1-2 months of riding so I tore the rest off as best as I could. The worst thing is that the cleats don't fit right into a set...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,990
Posted By Jrather

I'd be down for this. Can the cargo hold on the...

I'd be down for this. Can the cargo hold on the Chinatown buses accomodate multiple bikes? Logistically, Bear Mountain would be easier, although it'd a little more epic to travel somewhere out of the...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,929
Posted By Jrather

It was cool overall but man, oh man was it...

It was cool overall but man, oh man was it disorganized. I don't think TA had planned on having so many riders show up. The ride started an hour late, and what was up with those detours about 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,589
Posted By Jrather

I was just up near Chester today... Middletown,...

I was just up near Chester today... Middletown, for a work-related conference. Looks like nice riding up that way as long as you stay off the main arteries. Downtown Middletown itself seemed nearly...
Forum: Northeast
10-17-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,929
Posted By Jrather

I'm doing it... where in Riverdale are you? I'm...

I'm doing it... where in Riverdale are you? I'm on Broadway near Van Cortlandt Park.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,647
Posted By Jrather

I see lots of Latino dudes on my group rides....

I see lots of Latino dudes on my group rides. Gimbels has a whole Spanish-speaking contingent on it every week. Many of those guys can bring the pain, too. There's also a racing team in the area...
10-10-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Jrather

Thanks guys, I took it to the LBS and they...

Thanks guys, I took it to the LBS and they confirmed that it is a press-fit seapost and that it needs to be replaced. Seems like the press-fit design is a pretty big design flaw, but oh well.
10-08-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Jrather

Seatpost clamp won't stay straight post-crash?

Hi,

On Sunday, I went down on some wet pavement and my bike's saddle ended up twisted to the side. I was able turn it straight again so that I could ride home, but now there seems to be no way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,076
Posted By Jrather

27, but am usually one of (if not the) youngest...

27, but am usually one of (if not the) youngest on most rides. Lots of 40+ year old masters racers and rec riders around here but for some reason, there are far fewer below 30. The one exception is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,164
Posted By Jrather

Yeah no one could figure out the weather on...

Yeah no one could figure out the weather on Sunday. I got up at 5am to take the train up to northern Westchester for a group ride only to find it raining and that the ride was postponed. I ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,327
Posted By Jrather

Be fricking careful and don't assume that just...

Be fricking careful and don't assume that just because you can ride, you can run. I went for a 20 minute cross country run on Friday after not running for almost a year and now I think I may have...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,181
Posted By Jrather

Use extreme caution on South Broadway in Yonkers....

Use extreme caution on South Broadway in Yonkers. It's a free for all and drivers do not see you (and would not care if they did). Once you are in Riverdale, you're fine, but be careful until you hit...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jrather

I can do any other weekend except Columbus Day...

I can do any other weekend except Columbus Day weekend, and any in November except around Thanksgiving time.
Forum: Northeast
09-29-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jrather

Damn, it turns out that I'll be out of town that...

Damn, it turns out that I'll be out of town that weekend. Have a great ride, everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,448
Posted By Jrather

People, people... it really is a different world...

People, people... it really is a different world in NYC. Those guys are only riding the way NY motorists drive. I'm way more conservative myself, but as for giving cyclists a bad name... give me a...
Forum: Northeast
09-21-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,074
Posted By Jrather

Nyack Rocket Ride?

For you NY area guys:

I just moved down to NYC and the Nyack Rocket Ride is now within easy range. I know the ride technically starts up in Nyack and that some guys meet up in Piermont, but what...
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