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02-28-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,843
Posted By UniChris

That's because you overpaid compared to someone...

That's because you overpaid compared to someone with such goals. Increasingly the devices actually on the road claiming to fit under an e-bike registration exemption (overwhelmingly dominating in...
02-25-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By UniChris

"toxic protein" spam from bike forums

Why did I just get a spam email about "toxic protein" from bike forums?



If customer info isn't rent sold or leased, then how come the spam?

And a couple weeks ago there was "Don’t Miss this...
Forum: Northeast
02-24-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By UniChris

Took advantage of the warm weather to get in a...

Took advantage of the warm weather to get in a warmup ride through Greenfield today, or about half of what this one would total; going to be a process of building back up of course. Nice and warm but...
02-24-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 919
Posted By UniChris

A decent wired-sensor LCD odometer (I'm running a...

A decent wired-sensor LCD odometer (I'm running a Bell 150 at the moment, but have had cheaper ecommerce ones too) should get you thousands of miles on its coin cell. (My reason for replacing them...
Forum: Northeast
02-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By UniChris

Within range of, not in. I've ridden larger...

Within range of, not in. I've ridden larger loops around the center of Deerfield but never passed through; the VT/NH ride route I stated with went in and back out the same way for a supply stop in...
Forum: Northeast
02-22-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By UniChris

Almost sounds like how my legs payed for the...

Almost sounds like how my legs payed for the "I'll go for the cheaper option" in Easton, PA which ended up being not only way uphill, but into car-centric territory. Bet this is nicer though. Looks...
02-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,843
Posted By UniChris

I tried to order popcorn but it was delivered by...

I tried to order popcorn but it was delivered by e-bi^H^H^Hmotorcycle



I've seen threads where people discuss strategies for solving exactly that problem
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By UniChris

Thanks! Looking again at 119 where I was...

Thanks!

Looking again at 119 where I was worried, I'm not seeing a fog line to mark a shoulder, but when I really look at it, especially when there's a car posed on it, it seems like maybe the...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By UniChris

If you start in Van Cortlandt Park you at least...

If you start in Van Cortlandt Park you at least have a variety of other options if the Put itself is tracked off, though they might require more ground cover. Wonder what the OCA is like, also...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By UniChris

Brattleboro, VT / Hinsdale, NH river loop?

Anyone ridden through Brattleboro, VT and Hinsdale, NH along the Connecticut river?

I found a route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3251751) recommendation that does so to make a satisfying loop,...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By UniChris

Anyone ever tried riding on 9A? Last I did...

Anyone ever tried riding on 9A?

Last I did the Westchester trails I wasn't comfortable at all on roads, but have since gotten to the point of doing many of my miles on those that are more...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By UniChris

My experience last (mild) winter was that they...

My experience last (mild) winter was that they tended to be cleared by usage. I'd usually only head up when there's been a week of warm temperature to melt things, there as an area alongside route...
Forum: Northeast
02-20-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By UniChris

Barney to Elmsford is overdue, but the North...

Barney to Elmsford is overdue, but the North County part of the route re-opened less than a year ago, the post-paving Old Put even more recently, and the just completed Maybrook's only been legal for...
02-16-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By UniChris

You really should quote something like that in...

You really should quote something like that in context:



So yeah, Elk don't grok things that go fast on wheels, they're pretty wary of people but horses kinda make sense to them.

Overall an...
02-16-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,085
Posted By UniChris

Classic mistake: forgot about the manufacturing...

Classic mistake: forgot about the manufacturing and disposal.

It's there for any bike-like object, but it's quiet a bit worse with a motor and battery.

If it really, really gets used to offset...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,985
Posted By UniChris

That assumes that there do not continue to be age...

That assumes that there do not continue to be age tier prioritizations, eg, in the NYT link a healthy 55 year old has 285 million people in front of them and only 60 or so million behind them, which...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,985
Posted By UniChris

At this point, it probably makes sense to wait...

At this point, it probably makes sense to wait for the vaccine and travel rules adjusting to account for that.

My guess is that most in their 60s and 50s who really want to get it will be able to...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By UniChris

That's probably a good thing actually, if it...

That's probably a good thing actually, if it discourages the kind of tourist gawking and photo-ops that so plagued the existing path.

For sake of comparison, think of that picturesque "bike-only"...
02-11-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,499
Posted By UniChris

I don't think anyone is expecting that a bike...

I don't think anyone is expecting that a bike route alone be built, but rather that the non-motor-vehicle route sometimes would be best separated into mandatory pedestrian and cycling routes.

Of...
02-11-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,125
Posted By UniChris

At least it's not an accidental early-morning...

At least it's not an accidental early-morning smart watch "workout" upload...
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,085
Posted By UniChris

Anyone figured out if this cash-grab nonsense has...

Anyone figured out if this cash-grab nonsense has a bill number yet? I'm writing to ask my congresscritter to oppose and support bike-friendly infrastructure instead, but can't find the proposal...
02-10-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,085
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, this is what absolutely proves that its a...

Indeed, this is what absolutely proves that its a simple case of "greenwashing" and industry subsidy, not really aimed at greenhouse reduction.

If one wants to actually wants to get commuters out...
02-10-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,085
Posted By UniChris

Classic example of "how to lie with statistics" ...

Classic example of "how to lie with statistics"

Sure, commute trips replace car trips. But even if 100% of commute trips replaced car trips, that would still be small minority of the way...
02-10-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,085
Posted By UniChris

Actually several people stated the obvious and...

Actually several people stated the obvious and proven far more effective alternatives for encouraging cycling in lieu of driving.

If you are actually interested in accomplishing that rather than...
Replies: 57
Views: 8,696
Posted By UniChris

Wow! Back when I was trying to find any Century...

Wow! Back when I was trying to find any Century route I could safely accomplish, I considered doing exactly that (especially as I could refill in the middle) but wasn't sure I'd manage the...
Forum: Northeast
12-30-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By UniChris

According the governor's press release, the...

According the governor's press release, the Maybrook and (all other new pieces of the Empire State Trail) opens today
...
12-17-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By UniChris

There may not really be much choice of routing...

There may not really be much choice of routing short of thinking of an entirely different ride.

I'm not sure that the danger in riding to the right of the rumble strips on that road is any greater...
12-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By UniChris

Oh, I agree, but it's probably the least bad of...

Oh, I agree, but it's probably the least bad of several bad options.[/QUOTE]

If the cyclists can ride a narrow paved shoulder out of the travel lane where the car won't fit, then:

One better...
12-16-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By UniChris

Being even partially in a travel lane sounds like...

Being even partially in a travel lane sounds like a very bad idea in 75 mph traffic.
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,822
Posted By UniChris

It's unclear what exactly was actually happening...

It's unclear what exactly was actually happening here, with conflicting reports from various sources particularly over the road position of the cyclists.

But could anyone with local knowledge...
Forum: Foo
12-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By UniChris

Best on the list! Though to everyone who...

Best on the list!

Though to everyone who took the question at face value, there are indeed some good ideas I may have to pursue, too.

The irony is that this year would be great for reading, but...
Forum: Foo
12-03-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By UniChris

2020's Best Read?

It's been a slow year of rides interspersed with a lot of time at home. What was your best read?

Seven Months in Mom's Basement
The Man in the Meltblown Polypropylene Mask
The Seven Habits of...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,246
Posted By UniChris

IIRC the only road interaction is at the northern...

IIRC the only road interaction is at the northern end just before the Eastview lot. I suppose they could be rebuilding the old railroad bridge across the highway there but I'm not sure what else...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,246
Posted By UniChris

Just when you thought VCP paving made it safe to...

Just when you thought VCP paving made it safe to ride on the Old Put Again... It seem the SCT to NCT junction is closed!
...
11-25-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By UniChris

Define "thin". I've been riding in baleaf...

Define "thin".

I've been riding in baleaf "running" tights over summer or shoulder-season kit.

They do a have a little tendency to pull down in back but that's usually an issue when on the...
11-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,416
Posted By UniChris

I'm really crushed at the idea that someone would...

I'm really crushed at the idea that someone would dredge up rounded gravel from a river to use on a path
11-25-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By UniChris

You know all those complaints about people going...

You know all those complaints about people going "too fast" on the MUP? Well, Solution!
11-23-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By UniChris

Yes, designed for thigh control Not...

Yes, designed for thigh control



Not necessarily. If you're on it for a while, chamois shorts and chamois cream are worth it, probably even moreso than on a bike.

And ultimately... other...
11-23-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By UniChris

Congratulations and welcome to the club! ...

Congratulations and welcome to the club!

That was impressively fast, all the rest will come with time.
Forum: Northeast
11-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, though given I was worn out in last...

Thanks, though given I was worn out in last weekends and walking the steep parts I don't think I deserve it (I will claim this Saturday's though)

And yes, I noticed D2DR routes via Hawk, will...
Forum: Northeast
11-23-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By UniChris

No, I haven't ridden in NY state since early...

No, I haven't ridden in NY state since early March and not on LI since early 2019. There are other folks out there though.
11-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By UniChris

I have considered that, in terms of taking one of...

I have considered that, in terms of taking one of the ones that's cheap enough and sawing off most of the housing and customizing a mount. Though it may play some heatsink role. And having...
11-22-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,485
Posted By UniChris

Something with a live driver could be an issue....

Something with a live driver could be an issue. But for hourly rental, I think you're misplacing the COVID concern.

Put on your mask. Open all the doors for a minute or two, and then you're going...
11-22-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By UniChris

I've been using 18650 (and for backup 14500)...

I've been using 18650 (and for backup 14500) flashlights on my helmet for years. What's nice is you can zoom them in fairly close to inspect surface condition, or in a really isolated area with good...
11-22-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By UniChris

My second unicycle was a 26" Nimbus (the better...

My second unicycle was a 26" Nimbus (the better of UDC's two house brands, Club being the entry level). Ordered it when I could just barely ride the 20" I got on craigslist, and it's really what I...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By UniChris

Had some nice rides along the Delaware early last...

Had some nice rides along the Delaware early last spring!

Thinking about this thread, I'm reminded of something that struck me while out riding yesterday: much as I don't like the dark and cold, I...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By UniChris

Did another ride north, again up North Farms Rd...

Did another ride north, again up North Farms Rd up through Whately, Weber Road, Conway etc but this staying on Shelburne Falls Rd to its destination. Crossed at Salmon Falls then RT 2 to Greenfield,...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By UniChris

Pushing on despite a late start meant the final...

Pushing on despite a late start meant the final 10 of yesterday's 57 miles were done in the dark with fortunately quite suitable lights. Luckily by then I was out of the hills and just making up...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By UniChris

I had to throw in the towel on last year's...

I had to throw in the towel on last year's Thanksgiving ride as the wind riding up the Hudson was just too gusty and jerking the big wheel all over the place.

There were lots of days in NY's last...
Forum: Northeast
11-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By UniChris

Starting out when it's already dark does indeed...

Starting out when it's already dark does indeed take determination; that said, with the right lights and warm stuff one can do it.

Lucked out last winter that others talked me on a bitterly cold...
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