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05-30-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,350
Posted By Timj219

I use a headlight on the pulse or blink setting,...

I use a headlight on the pulse or blink setting, a blinking taillight on the back of my seat bag, and a solid taillight on the back of my helmet. My riding jerseys are bright colors as are the backs...
05-25-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 3,943,998
Posted By Timj219

Wierdly enough I'd been listening to a lot of...

Wierdly enough I'd been listening to a lot of Soundgarden the week before he died too. My son had been too and we'd talked about the band a couple times that week.

Right now I'm listening to Wood...
05-01-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,354
Posted By Timj219

The patch kit is good advice. I carry a...

The patch kit is good advice. I carry a frame-mounted pump instead of co2. Of course not everybody can handle the big pump. I get away with it because I'm pretty slow even without the extra weight :)
Forum: Foo
04-22-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,573
Posted By Timj219

Third shift janitor in a factory. Everybody in...

Third shift janitor in a factory. Everybody in the place was focussed on their assembly line task as I went through pushing broom or emptying trash. Horribly boring work and I didn't feel like I...
Forum: Foo
04-20-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By Timj219

That was a great episode. And it was so long ago...

That was a great episode. And it was so long ago (sigh). Being alive is good. Being old is bad but not as bad as being dead.
Forum: Foo
04-20-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By Timj219

I enjoyed a book called "The Omnivore's Dilemna."...

I enjoyed a book called "The Omnivore's Dilemna." The author gave the best diet advice I've read. "Eat food, not too much. Mostly vegetables." I don't think it need be any more complicated than that...
04-20-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By Timj219

Caveat: I ride a Giant Escape that I like so I...

Caveat: I ride a Giant Escape that I like so I may have a bias.

The Giant comes with 32mm tires but you can go up to 38mm like the Miele has if you end up wanting to do more trails. The Giant is...
04-20-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,475
Posted By Timj219

I almost bought one - looks would have matched my...

I almost bought one - looks would have matched my bike well. Decided I needed more volume so went for a Crane instead. The sound of the Crane is great so mission accomplished. But it takes up almost...
04-11-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,464
Posted By Timj219

I'm riding for enjoyment, fitness, commuting,...

I'm riding for enjoyment, fitness, commuting, errands pretty much in that order.
I recently bought the escape 1 disc. I think it's a great value. I ride mostly paved roads but I've already had it on...
04-10-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Timj219

Thing is though when I rotate the grips and place...

Thing is though when I rotate the grips and place my hand on the flat in its new position it changes the distance from palm to levers and the angle between palm and levers, and so requires a longer...
04-08-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Timj219

Thanks for the advice everyone I'm going to play...

Thanks for the advice everyone I'm going to play with the angle of the flat surface and see what happens. Brakes & shifters will move too I guess.
04-08-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Timj219

If anything I'll go further forward and maybe a...

If anything I'll go further forward and maybe a little lower. Maybe narrower too if cutting these bars is practical. Definitely not further back. It's early days yet but I think I see new stem or bar...
04-07-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 3,943,998
Posted By Timj219

Must be feeling nostalgic today. Allmans first 2...

Must be feeling nostalgic today. Allmans first 2 records "Allman Brothers" and "Idlewild South" then "Live at the Fillmore"
Forum: Northeast
04-07-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,124
Posted By Timj219

We've had some decent riding weather in...

We've had some decent riding weather in Binghamton lately. But yesterday and today we're back to freezing rain/snow conditions. High hopes for the weekend though should be dry and 40s 50s. With any...
04-07-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Timj219

Ergo grips causing numbness

I've always had round grips or tape on a round bar before. My new Giant Escape has grips they call "ergo" something or other that offer a broad flat top. I'm noticing whatever part of the palm I rest...
04-07-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Timj219

Your problem might be easier to solve if you had...

Your problem might be easier to solve if you had less stuff. Maybe all the equipment adds to the enjoyment so you're willing to give up all that space. But you could probably get/stay just as fit...
03-30-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,132
Posted By Timj219

I haven't advanced yet to the point where I'm...

I haven't advanced yet to the point where I'm checking my average speed. So far I'm only paying attention to heart rate and cadence. I'll have to eventually though before joining a group ride with...
03-26-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,303
Posted By Timj219

Just brought this home

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bazi4or4PVg/WNgTBbXLdlI/AAAAAAAAASs/JU9toT1oh8IAOYv-iM8TGUdjOwY7bOE_QCEw/h120/IMG_20170326_151146640_HDR.jpg

I'm 60 now and it's been about 15 years since I last...
03-21-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,500
Posted By Timj219

Whole bunch of stuff in the last few days: ...

Whole bunch of stuff in the last few days:
blaze500slx headlight, superflash taillight, & a blinky from PlanetBike
EarlGrey floor pump, cool weather gloves, thermal beanie from Nashbar
02-27-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,636
Posted By Timj219

I just used the picture from my work ID

I just used the picture from my work ID
02-25-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,510
Posted By Timj219

Had to give it up almost 29 years ago along with...

Had to give it up almost 29 years ago along with all the other recreational drugs. Pretty sure I'd be long dead if I hadn't. At best I'd be divorced, estranged from my children, and living in the...
02-24-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,500
Posted By Timj219

Lezyne Macro GPS bike computer and a...

Lezyne Macro GPS bike computer and a speed/cadence sensor. I needed these but they had to be the first things I bought in order to support my story that the new bike is all about fitness :)
02-24-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 3,943,998
Posted By Timj219

Lester Young "the essential keynote collection" ...

Lester Young "the essential keynote collection"
Fantastic sax work.

Just before that I was listening to an outfit called Lake Street Dive their latest record "Side Pony"
well done clever pop...
02-05-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

Thanks for the answers I hadn't realized that the...

Thanks for the answers I hadn't realized that the one shifter system does exist. I also hadn't considered that electronics are mostly a pro thing for now. Linear (thanks Tim didn't know there was a...
02-05-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

Yes that's what I wondered about. All the...

Yes that's what I wondered about. All the information I was coming across indicated a need for 2 sfifters. I managed to miss this somehow.
02-05-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

My bad I was just seeing the total cost of the...

My bad I was just seeing the total cost of the electronic system and assumed power sensor cost would be trivial in comparison. I didn't realize a torque meter cost anywhere near that much. Certainly...
02-05-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

Great article thanks!

Great article thanks!
02-05-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

I guess that makes sense. The shifters can't see...

I guess that makes sense. The shifters can't see what's up ahead.

I've never needed to worry much about the speed difference between rear and front changes so it didn't occur to me. I do...
02-05-17, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

And now that I'm thinking about it

Considering the cost of electronic shifters why is an integrated cadence/force sensor not included? Then the control box coukd be programmed for the rider's preferred values and make all the shifts...
02-05-17, 12:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timj219

Why do electronic systems need 2 shifters?

I know this must be a stupid question but I don't get it and haven't found an aswer.
The signal is sent to the derailleurs through a programmable control box. That means changes from gear x to gear...
02-01-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By Timj219

I've been looking at the FX3 and the Giant Escape...

I've been looking at the FX3 and the Giant Escape 1. (Also Cannondale Quick 7 and a model from Specialized). Materials and drivetrain from Giant and Trek are pretty much identical. Slightly different...
Forum: Introductions
01-29-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Timj219

I've passed through on the way to NYC of course....

I've passed through on the way to NYC of course. In fact my wife & I were thinking the next time go we might try driving to your neighborhood maybe suffern and taking the metro-north the rest of the...
Forum: Introductions
01-28-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Timj219

Wow what an amazing trip. Fairhaven beach state...

Wow what an amazing trip. Fairhaven beach state park is a great camping spot. I'm guessing you made that trip in the summer. Like jon c pointed out Brocton, Canton, Lake Placid are not places most...
01-28-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,872
Posted By Timj219

I looked at the City too because I intend to add...

I looked at the City too because I intend to add fenders and rack to whatever I end up buying. I'm a little surprised they went to the trouble of adding a seperate model with fenders & rack but...
01-26-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By Timj219

I've been looking forward to reading this one...

I've been looking forward to reading this one it's on my wishlist at Barnes&Noble. I can recommend something on a related subject:
Lone Surviviors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth by...
Forum: Introductions
01-26-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Timj219

Unfortunately only a few miles worth of paved...

Unfortunately only a few miles worth of paved rail trails nearby and a state park near my house has a "mountain bike" trail that I've heard is ridable with a hybrid. But we have lots of rural roads...
01-26-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,872
Posted By Timj219

Any experience with Giant Escape 1?

I've been looking for a bike. Fitness/commuting/errands and maybe day trips if this works out. I've done my due diligence. Looked at Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, KHS, Raleigh. Seems to me the bikes...
Forum: Introductions
01-26-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Timj219

Health and fitness definitely provided the kick...

Health and fitness definitely provided the kick in the ass to get me back to it. But the joy of riding puts it in a different category than the trips to the gym and the low fat diet. I borrowed a...
Forum: Introductions
01-25-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Timj219

Biking in upstate NY

I've ridden for most of my life for recreation and as a commuter. Gave it up when my last bike was stolen a little over 10 years ago. Had a heart attack in September (sextuple bypass for God"s sake!)...
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