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05-28-13, 09:29 AM
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Posted By newbojeff

Newton's Revenge Practice Ride, June 2: Looking for a Ride Down

A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
Forum: Northeast
05-28-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By newbojeff

Newton's Revenge Practice Ride, June 2: Looking for a Ride Down

A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
05-28-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By newbojeff

Newton's Revenge Practice Ride June 2: Looking for A Ride Down

A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-18-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By newbojeff

Excellent. Thanks! Nickel, while part of the...

Excellent. Thanks!

Nickel, while part of the point is to get exercise, being in a new town, probably smarter to take it a bit easier and look for more scenic rides. Again, I'll be downtown and...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By newbojeff

Renting a Road Bike in Minneapolis

Hey Minneapolitans (first, do I have that right?),

I am going to be in Minneapolis at the end of April attending a meeting at the Convention Center and probably staying nearby. Where would you...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By newbojeff

The key for me is to not overdress and to peel...

The key for me is to not overdress and to peel layers as I approach work. I only have an 8 mile commute, but, unless it is 10 degrees F or lower, I might stop once or twice to peel off a layer. The...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,021
Posted By newbojeff

I have a Trek Portland and love having the...

I have a Trek Portland and love having the mechanical discs. The story I heard about the Portland was that they were building up a CX bike and expected the UCI (or whatever body sanctions CX races)...
Forum: Southeast
02-05-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbojeff

Great. Looking forward to it. :twitchy:

Great. Looking forward to it. :twitchy:
Forum: Southeast
02-02-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbojeff

Thank you. I was hoping to find a place in Miami...

Thank you. I was hoping to find a place in Miami Beach as I'll have to probably walk, but or cab it to the bike shop. A couple of others that appear to have road bikes are:

Miami Beach Bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By newbojeff

Happened to me yesterday morning in 5 degree...

Happened to me yesterday morning in 5 degree weather. No problem today in 20 degree weather. The grease gets more solidified, springs don't spring, and the pawls do not engage properly. Icebike.com...
Forum: Southeast
01-27-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbojeff

Advice on renting a road bike and riding in Miami Beach

I'm going to be going to Miami Beach (Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel...looks nice) in May. I will not have a car.

Most importantly, where would folks recommend renting a decent road bike? A...
09-14-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By newbojeff

I did find some information on the montionbased...

I did find some information on the montionbased forums that I hadn't noticed before posting here. Thanks for sending me back there, luv2climb.

I followed a lot of the advice including reloading...
09-10-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By newbojeff

Garmin Edge No Longer Acquiring Satellites

I've had my Garmin Edge 205 for 1.5 years and have been very happy with it. I have used almost all of the functionality on it at one time or another.

This weekend and into this week, I have been...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By newbojeff

Isn't honey an insect product? I eat...

Isn't honey an insect product?

I eat everything, but I'm not crazy about tomatoes or olives. (I know that's wrong.)
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By newbojeff

After suffering going up "my hill" for the first...

After suffering going up "my hill" for the first year of my commute, I now look forward to it as a highlight of my day. It's as easy or as hard as I want to make it.

Like you, I'm convinced going...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By newbojeff

I grew up in San Francisco and you quickly learn...

I grew up in San Francisco and you quickly learn the fastest, flattest way from A to B. Having said that, sometimes you just have to go UP!
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By newbojeff

Doo itashima****e. I've been using SPDs with...

Doo itashima****e.

I've been using SPDs with MTB/Touring shoes for years. It is the way to go. My winter bike has one side platform, one side SPDs and I virtually never use the platforms. Clipless...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By newbojeff

Depends on who I'm meeting. Most of my off site...

Depends on who I'm meeting. Most of my off site meetings can be casual and people already know me as the "nut on a bike." For those -- if I know the people I'll be meeting well -- I make sure to ask...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By newbojeff

You will notice a big difference between those...

You will notice a big difference between those setups. As above, pay attention to what you're using now. I have a triple and have only used it on my commute a handful of times in the past 6 years.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,398
Posted By newbojeff

You just wrote that, didn't you?!

You just wrote that, didn't you?!
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By newbojeff

That's it! Lunch time! BTW, your bike looks...

That's it! Lunch time!

BTW, your bike looks awesome. The pumpkin and the drink rack look great!

(When I first read the thread title, I was worried you'd run yourself off the road avoiding a...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,535
Posted By newbojeff

Can you be clearer what's happening to you?...

Can you be clearer what's happening to you? "Bonking" generally means that you've depleted the glycogen stores in your muscles and can't work any harder. Symptoms include tremulousness, anxiety,...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By newbojeff

1+ on Gatorskins. For me, of all the tires I've...

1+ on Gatorskins. For me, of all the tires I've tried, they give the best combination of speed, flat protection, grip, and durability.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,555
Posted By newbojeff

1+ on the mirror. As someone else recently posted...

1+ on the mirror. As someone else recently posted elsewhere here, it is a more important piece of safety equipment than my helmet.

I draft riders unknown to me all the time, but my commute takes...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,784
Posted By newbojeff

Well said. I will be quoting you incessantly.

Well said. I will be quoting you incessantly.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,042
Posted By newbojeff

No. "My" hill is the Col-de-Goddard -- OK,...

No. "My" hill is the Col-de-Goddard -- OK, Goddard Street -- running up from JP into Brookline. They are almost done and it is NICE!!.

Turns out they didn't do the whole street, but the bottom at...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,784
Posted By newbojeff

1+ on the Take-A-Look, glassess mounted. ...

1+ on the Take-A-Look, glassess mounted.

Won't happily get on a bike without it now (even if I'm riding with my kids on a bike path), and I kind of expect to be able to see behind myself at all...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By newbojeff

Another Boston Globe Article about Bike Commuting

We had this article (http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2008/07/21/look_ma_no_car/)earlier in the week about how to bicycle commute, and today, Thursday, we have this article...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,310
Posted By newbojeff

I have discs on my road bike -- a Trek Portland...

I have discs on my road bike -- a Trek Portland -- and love them. They are way better in the rain than rim brakes which I have on my other bike. That said, the discs are more expensive, weigh more,...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By newbojeff

Still a win!! Hopefully, you have your hands off...

Still a win!! Hopefully, you have your hands off the handlebars and are gazing and pointing skyward thanking your creator while you laugh hysterically prior to hitting the tree.

You would rule if...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By newbojeff

I completely killed the homeward-bound time trial...

I completely killed the homeward-bound time trial last Wednesday! I ruled. Right on the red line the whole way. I put serious time into the other racers.

Thursday, I slooowly came up on a roadie,...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,862
Posted By newbojeff

I ride a TT bike to work. Someone snapped a...

I ride a TT bike to work. Someone snapped a picture of me on my way in this morning:



http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/tdf_07_14/tdf1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By newbojeff

I have a few of those too -- actually one that I...

I have a few of those too -- actually one that I should really throw away...eweee -- and they are pretty good, but I find MTB shorts more comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By newbojeff

MTB Shorts for Commuting. Advice Please.

I'm looking for MTB shorts that work well on a road bike.

About 4 years ago, my wife bought me 3 pairs of Pearl Izumi MTB shorts and they are great, but showing their age. Best thing about them...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 42,513
Posted By newbojeff

I rode flat bars for years and would sometimes...

I rode flat bars for years and would sometimes develop wrist pain. 1 week of riding on a road bike and all pain was gone.

I have a hybrid, bad weather bike with flat bars and bar ends, and a road...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,042
Posted By newbojeff

Rode outbound on Comm Ave last week on my way out...

Rode outbound on Comm Ave last week on my way out to Belmont. Horrible.

Have to say that all around Boston and the western suburbs repaving activities have been unusually heavy and it IS sweet...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,261
Posted By newbojeff

Usually peek at the radar before heading out, but...

Usually peek at the radar before heading out, but if I get caught in one, I'll ride on. My ride is through hilly suburbs and I'm not on the tops of hills.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By newbojeff

Depends on lots of factors like which bike, wind,...

Depends on lots of factors like which bike, wind, traffic, me, etc. Generally 15-18 mph average. I generally go 20 mph on the flats and have a big climb on the way home.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By newbojeff

I've been taking it easy the last few days in...

I've been taking it easy the last few days in preparation for a big ride tomorrow. I actually find I am less attentive when taking it easy. "La-la-la...I'm taking it easy" and tend to zone out. It is...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,777
Posted By newbojeff

I assume they don't know better, are scared, and...

I assume they don't know better, are scared, and are not out to kill me. When safe, I move left, pass them, and always say -- trying to do it nicely -- "you are on the wrong side of the road" or some...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,860
Posted By newbojeff

Great thread and question! I have mostly more...

Great thread and question! I have mostly more questions...

What do your superiors and fellow officers think about you riding to work? Is gmule right that riding around, decked out as a police...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,217
Posted By newbojeff

37 yo father of an 8 and 6 year old here. ...

37 yo father of an 8 and 6 year old here.

They, especially the 8 year-old, want to ride, and ride in the street...with traffic. They see me do it every day and think it is (reasonably) normal....
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,573
Posted By newbojeff

This past winter, I decided to always double up...

This past winter, I decided to always double up in the front and rear in case of failure.

Rear: PB superflash on the end of my rack and one on my coat.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,262
Posted By newbojeff

I roll a couple of stoplights on my...

I roll a couple of stoplights on my commute...after stopping and taking a very careful look.

I filter.

I would confess being smug, but we really are better than everyone else.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By newbojeff

I think I started with "MF!" as my go-to phrase,...

I think I started with "MF!" as my go-to phrase, but now I try to keep it clean. It's a family show.

Back to the original post, your commute sounded like a bit**!
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By newbojeff

Sorry this sounds so nanny-ish, but don't swear....

Sorry this sounds so nanny-ish, but don't swear. As with your story, you lose a bit of moral high ground.

I was road riding with a friend -- who has a quick middle finger and is quicker with...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By newbojeff

1+ on Showers Pass Elite. I wear it -10 to 40...

1+ on Showers Pass Elite. I wear it -10 to 40 degrees and from 40 to 55 or 60 degrees F if it is going to be wet. Above 55-60 degrees F, just get wet. If you take it real easy on the bike -- hard to...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By newbojeff

A mile, but just guessing because my commute is...

A mile, but just guessing because my commute is 8. I always change. Just more comfortable on the bike and more comfortable in the office.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,990
Posted By newbojeff

All I know is that since I've been riding as much...

All I know is that since I've been riding as much as I do, I've been hoovering up every baked good that comes within arms reach, I eat a dessert after every lunch and dinner, and I'm the thinnest...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,393
Posted By newbojeff

Touched 99 briefly, with heat index well over...

Touched 99 briefly, with heat index well over 100, in Boston today.
Low of 77 degrees tonight. Same tomorrow. We'll probably have some wicked thunder storms when this all is supposed to blow out...
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