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09-06-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By cyclinfool

Although not cycling related, yesterday my 13 YO...

Although not cycling related, yesterday my 13 YO daughter and I complete hiking the 46 high peaks of the Adirondack park, it took us 3 years but we did it. I am so thankful to have the time to do...
08-30-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,929
Posted By cyclinfool

George, Good to read one of your posts again. I...

George,
Good to read one of your posts again. I too have been looking for a suitable place to retire. Part of me says to go to NE Idaho, but part of me says stay here in Northern NY. I love winter -...
08-30-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By cyclinfool

Where is Stepfam when we need him?

Where is Stepfam when we need him?
08-24-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By cyclinfool

I look at that picture and think ... bondage,...

I look at that picture and think ... bondage, looks too kinky for my tastes. :lol:
08-23-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,833
Posted By cyclinfool

I did my practice today - I ate a piece of cherry...

I did my practice today - I ate a piece of cherry pie, I found I will need to work up to blueberry, and a scoop of vanilla might just do me in. I'm gonna have to work harder at this.
08-18-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By cyclinfool

Bye Bye Ben

Ben Serrotta sold his bike business to a major brand "Divine Cycling Group" and now the have canned him. Happens all the time when the creative talent looses out to the corporate need to be...
08-15-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,566
Posted By cyclinfool

Steel vs TI vs CF. wheels - custom or not ...

Steel vs TI vs CF.
wheels - custom or not
mirrors
Tubeless vs tubular
campy vs shimano
08-13-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By cyclinfool

My daughters fiance calls me to change the flat...

My daughters fiance calls me to change the flat on his car, he doesn't know which end of a wrench is which. However his long term income potential is a lot higher than mine ever was - he will be able...
08-13-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By cyclinfool

Over the years they have done a lot of work on...

Over the years they have done a lot of work on Rt8, it was in good shape except for a 20' section close to the Rt8 & Rt30 junction, they were putting in a culvert. This is by far the best organized...
08-13-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By cyclinfool

It was a great ride again this year. The weather...

It was a great ride again this year. The weather was perfection, started cool in the low 50s and warmed up to about 72 and dry, clear skies.
I had not ridden over about 40 miles this year and then...
08-05-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By cyclinfool

I have never had a patch go bad except the stick...

I have never had a patch go bad except the stick on tape type, I have glueons that have lasted years. As I said - I have tubes that have three or four patches. I usually destroy the valve first.
08-05-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By cyclinfool

Now if you were DF this would have been a poll -...

Now if you were DF this would have been a poll - just sayin
08-05-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By cyclinfool

That short stretch past the gatehouse is pretty...

That short stretch past the gatehouse is pretty steep - like about 12% - really the worst part of the climb, after that it is a steady grind until you get to the saddle. The South side only has one...
08-05-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By cyclinfool

I put the risk of a flat (patch or no patch) well...

I put the risk of a flat (patch or no patch) well above a chain break and the risk of a sudden flat from a catastrophic patch failure well below that of a chain break.
08-04-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By cyclinfool

First flat of the year

Have not a huge amount fo riding this year, maybe about 60 miles a week but I had my first flat of the season today. However what I wanted to write about was not the flat, but rather what cam after....
08-04-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By cyclinfool

Greylock is a good hill, did you go up the North...

Greylock is a good hill, did you go up the North or South side? From Williamstown I prefer the North side, it is steeper and the views as you come across the saddle are better. It was one of my...
08-02-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,710
Posted By cyclinfool

Never have - see no need.

Never have - see no need.
07-30-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,901
Posted By cyclinfool

Airplanes should have propellers Locomotives...

Airplanes should have propellers
Locomotives should be powered by steam
Cell phones will never work
The internet is a passing fad

Need I say more.
07-28-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By cyclinfool

This thread should be a reminder to all of us who...

This thread should be a reminder to all of us who are able to get some riding in that it could be a heck of a lot worse.
I have had a lot of travel this summer due to work, I am trying to complete...
07-28-13, 05:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,483
Posted By cyclinfool

At the present I am riding primarily for fitness...

At the present I am riding primarily for fitness - and not enough of that. A good day on the bike would be one where the weather is in the mid 70's, sunny, dry and the humidity is moderately low. If...
07-24-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By cyclinfool

Each person has their own measure for...

Each person has their own measure for accomplishment. To me, road biking has always been more satisfying. As a kid I use to ride my bike everywhere, over anything. I beat the snot out of it - I...
07-24-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By cyclinfool

Nice pics, nice ride. I MTB'd years ago. Downhill...

Nice pics, nice ride. I MTB'd years ago. Downhill was pure craziness. Flatter trail riding was OK but I enjoyed road better - more of a sense of accomplishment. I may try it again as there is a set...
07-24-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By cyclinfool

Sounds like a great day on the trail. I went...

Sounds like a great day on the trail.
I went Mountain Hiking with my daughter Sunday

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This pursuit has seriously cut into my cycling time but it has been well worth it.
07-23-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,150
Posted By cyclinfool

Depends on what you are looking for. I put a...

Depends on what you are looking for. I put a ceramic BB on my climbing bike. I did a lot of research and on an 8 mile 3500' climb at my power output (which ain't nothin to write home about) they are...
07-23-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,150
Posted By cyclinfool

I would think that much improvement was mostly...

I would think that much improvement was mostly psychological or loss of weight in the wallet. If your average speed was 15mph and you went to 16.5mph you would have been loosing 22% of you power to...
07-23-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,150
Posted By cyclinfool

A ceramic BB will have a big effect when climbing...

A ceramic BB will have a big effect when climbing where your wind and rolling resistance are at the lowest so that's where I put them. I would attack the pedals next and then the rear hub followed by...
07-20-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By cyclinfool

Going down the route of a trade job is not a bad...

Going down the route of a trade job is not a bad thing, but I think the best advice is what my father gave me back in the early 70's when he was driving me to college (and I didn't take), "go into...
07-20-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By cyclinfool

A fair bit of vertical but nothing real steep -...

A fair bit of vertical but nothing real steep - just long. The support is great, the weather usually cool and the BBQ/party at the end is stellar - usually a bottle of microbrew is part of the deal.
07-20-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By cyclinfool

It is entirely possible that many of us will...

It is entirely possible that many of us will reach into the 90's and beyond. Modern Medicine can replace almost anything in the body but the brain and so the odds are in our favor. The real question...
07-19-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By cyclinfool

Ididaride 2013

I post an announcement for this ride every year. This is heads and shoulders above any ride I have done. I have pretty much given up on most other centuries. I have done this ride for at least the...
07-19-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By cyclinfool

Welcome back DG. Been to Reno a lot, scoped it...

Welcome back DG.
Been to Reno a lot, scoped it out for riding but never had time when I was there. Looks good but be prepared for wind.
One ride that has my eye is the Kingsbury Grade to Lake Tahoe...
07-17-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,545
Posted By cyclinfool

I seldom encounter a troll face to face. When I...

I seldom encounter a troll face to face. When I encounter one on a forum I try not to feed him, and when possible advise others not to as well.
07-13-13, 05:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,545
Posted By cyclinfool

My experience is that it is less what you say...

My experience is that it is less what you say that causes issues as it is what you read into what others say. Someone's humor is another person's personal insult.
07-12-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By cyclinfool

Seems like a good reason to be pack'n heat -...

Seems like a good reason to be pack'n heat - think how full your freezer would be.
07-12-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,936
Posted By cyclinfool

I try to leave my righteous indignation at home.

I try to leave my righteous indignation at home.
07-11-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,442
Posted By cyclinfool

Hmmm - I don't care if they did or didn't where...

Hmmm - I don't care if they did or didn't where horns, but I thought that picture was rather horny.
07-11-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyclinfool

If it's still rock hard after 4 hours they say...

If it's still rock hard after 4 hours they say your supposed to go to the hospital.
07-11-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By cyclinfool

Not only do I have no bell, I also don't have a...

Not only do I have no bell, I also don't have a Nobel.
07-10-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,442
Posted By cyclinfool

**** Lenny, I had to look hard to find...

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Lenny,

I had to look hard to find the original content. One could only fantasize about helmets and which ones you might see removed.
...
07-08-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By cyclinfool

Remarkable biker rides Erie Canal route across NY

Here is an interesting story of overcoming adversity.
http://www.waynecountylife.com/2013/06/quadriplegic-bikes-and-paddles-erie.html

He completed the ride today in Albany.
07-07-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By cyclinfool

I had my first daughter when I was 26 and my...

I had my first daughter when I was 26 and my second when I was 44. It was like night and day. I am now 57 and I have a 13 YO girl in the house - starting into the difficult years. Each child is...
07-06-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,221
Posted By cyclinfool

Nicely done, you should be happy for a long time.

Nicely done, you should be happy for a long time.
07-06-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,782
Posted By cyclinfool

Rode this guy out on a rail. What everyone...

Rode this guy out on a rail.

What everyone was trying to say was that the classic formulas for max heart rate are based on the mean population. If you are a bike rider in the over 50 crowd you...
07-06-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,095
Posted By cyclinfool

There is a Brownville north west of Watertown,...

There is a Brownville north west of Watertown, very near Lake Ontario, is that not where you are?
07-05-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By cyclinfool

I selected cost of living because this...

I selected cost of living because this encompasses a lot of factors.
One thing you did not list that is important to me is closeness to a major airport. Denver (where you live) is a major hub but...
07-05-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By cyclinfool

I am so paranoid after reading all this I just...

I am so paranoid after reading all this I just ordered my spare carrier.

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07-05-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,035
Posted By cyclinfool

I hate white lightening for a chain lube, I use...

I hate white lightening for a chain lube, I use it on my pedals though.

For chain lube I usually ride just ahead of my cyclin buddy and let him blow snot rockets into my cassette...
07-05-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By cyclinfool

What about riding up Graylock to Williamstown and...

What about riding up Graylock to Williamstown and then back around?
07-05-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,095
Posted By cyclinfool

Yea - I had planned on retiring in 2006 when I...

Yea - I had planned on retiring in 2006 when I was 50 but in 2000 my wife surprised me with a new baby - oh well, it was 50% my fault. So I decided to wait until 2018 which is my current plan. We...
07-05-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By cyclinfool

I would go with the triple and in the future, if...

I would go with the triple and in the future, if you are making a steady diet of this I would put an MTB triple on the bike, no need for big gears when climbing. On observation I have made though,...
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