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Forum: Northeast
05-26-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

This would be the equivalent: ...

This would be the equivalent:

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=moonlight-ride-prospect-park
04-11-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Just came across a very interesting video, making...

Just came across a very interesting video, making of a custom steel frame in a custom frame shop in CA:

http://vimeo.com/18969652
09-21-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

I learned the hard way that gloves are more than...

I learned the hard way that gloves are more than comfort, I took a nasty spill (10 stitches to my elbow which had multiple flaps of skin dangling) because it was a way humid day and I think one hand...
07-04-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Riverside_Guy

One other thing... when the main pain goes away,...

One other thing... when the main pain goes away, don't just stop. Keep some small stretching exercises in any routines you have (even if said routines are mostly getting out of bed in the morning).
Forum: Northeast
07-02-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Anyone going to be there tonight? Looks to be...

Anyone going to be there tonight? Looks to be dry...
07-02-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Riverside_Guy

check out powersteps.com

check out powersteps.com
06-23-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Ah, which Blaze? I went cheap and got a Beamer...

Ah, which Blaze? I went cheap and got a Beamer 3... for 20 bucks it sure seems damn good. But I've been doing some sweeping on moonlight rides and am thinking of the 2W Blaze...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Then maybe you shouldn't have started it calling...

Then maybe you shouldn't have started it calling those who find the ride challenging "pathetic." It fine for you to say YOU don't find it a challenge, but unnecessary to call others "pathetic" if...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Have noticed that in spring/early summer, most...

Have noticed that in spring/early summer, most wind is from the south. Last fall, most of it was from the north. Always prefer to have strong headwinds in first half of ride, not last half! Like the...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

He, he, he. Seems non-bikers are now being a lot...

He, he, he. Seems non-bikers are now being a lot more courteous than when it opened... good sign! I ran it late at night w/ TimesUp RSD run, was pretty deserted.
06-16-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

TBB, that should spotlight the different feel...

TBB, that should spotlight the different feel with and without the rear damper on the 7.7...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

I love that section, BUT there are a lot of...

I love that section, BUT there are a lot of "frost heaves" on Cherry Walk so when I'm pushing it (for me) I can get jostled a lot.

Long as we're talking Greenway, FWIW that new section (92 to 82) ...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-10, 06:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Not to mention the Hudson Greenway CAN at times...

Not to mention the Hudson Greenway CAN at times present some fairly fierce headwinds. One can generally expect 2-6 extra mph over NOAAs call. Yesterday some sections had me down to 11 going south,...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Oh my, so that was you... next time, let's do...

Oh my, so that was you... next time, let's do formal introduction!

I too do a lot of Greenway riding, being ~200' from Riverside Park. Just listen for huffing and puffing along route.
06-06-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Last summer I kept thinking new bike, but as I...

Last summer I kept thinking new bike, but as I reads more, those old steel framed Treks may be more than worth it to hold onto. I HAVE to ditch those twist shifters, I hate them with a passion, so...
06-06-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Curious if you thin the "more comfortable" comes...

Curious if you thin the "more comfortable" comes from the carbon fork and iso-zone damper kind of "loosening up" and absorbing vibrations "better?"

ShOOK, guess you hung onto the bike like I...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

What I find really REALLY pathetic is some feel...

What I find really REALLY pathetic is some feel the need to mock those bikers who may be well north of 60, or at risk by virtue of physical impairment who enjoy the sport and find those "meaningless"...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

No AIR as well, somehow I ended up with the...

No AIR as well, somehow I ended up with the walkee-talkee, sweeping. Right off the bat, someone who appeared to have NEVER ridden was all over the place... guy stepped up and said he'd help them out...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Nobody from here showed last Friday, so they HAD...

Nobody from here showed last Friday, so they HAD to appoint me official sweeper... only got a quizzical stare when I said Air & jyossarian taught me everything I know.

Sure hope to see yooz...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,556
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Reading through this thread I keep thinking I'm...

Reading through this thread I keep thinking I'm SUCH a schlub... HH seriously takes it out of me, so I tend to do the lower lap... but was happy last summer to eventually get to 2 runs w/o HH...
06-01-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

FWIW, got a PlanetBike headlight (Beamer 3) and...

FWIW, got a PlanetBike headlight (Beamer 3) and am very happy, so cruised their other products. Interesting computers, they show up to 5 data points at the same time (but no cadence if you're looking...
05-29-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Perception has to be way off, 15km/h is 9.3m/h,...

Perception has to be way off, 15km/h is 9.3m/h, very slow. Get speedo installed!
05-28-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,711
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Congrats on yer Trek! Many factors go into...

Congrats on yer Trek!

Many factors go into speed, the 7.7 is higher geared than my bike AND it's tire width seems closer to road than mine. All of which seems to point to a more "road" focus than...
Forum: Northeast
05-27-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Like I said, I have no issues SHARING these MUTs...

Like I said, I have no issues SHARING these MUTs (multi use trails) as long as common courtesy is shown. I never ride 2 across, I tend to keep away from peds, only blow snot rockets when nobody may...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

CP/Riverside Moonlite ride up on Sat... looks to...

CP/Riverside Moonlite ride up on Sat... looks to be dry. They opened the Greenway from 91st to 82nd those with killer legs may be able to hop right into the river.

Who is coming??
Forum: Northeast
05-26-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Was going to post about that, noticed it earlier...

Was going to post about that, noticed it earlier this week. Riverwalk eh?

BUT I see issues. While it is SUPPOSED to be a bike path, I'd normally have no issues with pedestrians as long as they...
05-23-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Interesting... I use my bike for exercise mostly,...

Interesting... I use my bike for exercise mostly, so pushing hard and going fast (for my conditioning and bike, not as fast as others!) is what I do. I found discs (mc) to be a lot "surer" AND had a...
05-15-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Curious about the light I see in the pix... I...

Curious about the light I see in the pix... I don't have much need for serious output, so went for the low end.. got a 20 buck PlanetBike 3 LED Beamer and was amazed that it was actually better than...
05-15-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Ah brakes... I went through the transition when...

Ah brakes... I went through the transition when motorcycles went from all drums to discs... no comparison, drums suck (not to mention you get far more momentum and mass with motorcycles). Pressure...
05-13-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Very helpful Matty, I for one appreciate reading...

Very helpful Matty, I for one appreciate reading your clear line of reasoning.

Of course, that also makes me ask whether you considered the rear frame damper on the 7.6... that is something you...
05-10-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Matty, thanks for the response... my goals are a...

Matty, thanks for the response... my goals are a lot more modest, Ultegra may be a tad beyond my cost/benefit ratio! Like I said, I detest the twist shifters, plus while I can seem to go into the...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Hey, anyone know exactly what route the...

Hey, anyone know exactly what route the "Riverside Run" takes? It's says it both in CP and on the Greenway... which kinda has to mean north through the park, out at 100th over to the Greenway (one...
05-10-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Interesting. While I have lust for a new bike, I...

Interesting. While I have lust for a new bike, I set my sights a tad towards expensive (something like a 7.6fx). I have a very good frame already, and it's geo fits me well (off put by 20 or 17.5...
05-10-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,008
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Did you do all the installation yourself or had a...

Did you do all the installation yourself or had a LBS mech do it?
Forum: Northeast
05-08-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Good thing I have 2 quarters, had to call my...

Good thing I have 2 quarters, had to call my super to get out the industrial shop vac to vacuum me up from the puddle I collapsed into as soon as I arrived at my building<g>! Somehow I remembered...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Hope to meet you, Air and pgoat... I did get...

Hope to meet you, Air and pgoat...

I did get the impression you guys tended to trail the pack... so I'll keep an eye out. Grayish beard, probably heavy duty, dark blue Columbia sweat shirt......
05-07-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

One of the things giving me pause re: new fx...

One of the things giving me pause re: new fx models is the sizes. Mine is a 19, and that is just at the old, standard advice's limit (i.e. there less than an inch clearance to the groin). BUT the...
05-07-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

A 7.7fx. right Mariah? I think there's a thread...

A 7.7fx. right Mariah? I think there's a thread around that specific model.

Where do you ride, what kind of riding?
Forum: Northeast
05-05-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 24,137
Posted By Riverside_Guy

2 days to go and the weather DOES look to be...

2 days to go and the weather DOES look to be dry... don't think the bike light I ordered will make it in time, but what the frak, I wanna go anyway. Not real experienced with coldish temps, looks...
04-29-10, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

I hear ya! I was "away" from biking for over a...

I hear ya! I was "away" from biking for over a decade until I had some corrective surgery that allowed me to get on the bike... and re-discovered the benefits! Mine is an old, made in USA steel...
04-28-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Curious, did you look at the 7200 vs. the 7.2fx?...

Curious, did you look at the 7200 vs. the 7.2fx? If so, what swung the vote to the 7200?
04-25-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Think one needs to be careful about insoles that...

Think one needs to be careful about insoles that are too thick, they can cause another issue by putting your foot outside the whole last of the shoe. Mine seems to work well in most of my shoes, but...
Forum: Northeast
04-23-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Riverside_Guy

I've seen many folks keeping a bike in a cramped...

I've seen many folks keeping a bike in a cramped apartment.. usually by way of hooks to "hang it up." That gets it off the floor and always seems to take up a lot less space than being on the floor.
Forum: Northeast
04-23-10, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Riverside_Guy

If you're still here on 5/7, there's a nice...

If you're still here on 5/7, there's a nice "midnight ride" organized by Times Up... starts at Columbus Circle at 10:00 PM and makes a circuit around Central Park. The really cool thing is the ride...
04-22-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Wow, thanks everyone for all the suggestions. ...

Wow, thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

Am reluctant using pain meds as the "pain" simply isn't that great (more discomfort/occasional twinge), and somehow I can't see that it really helps...
04-21-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Plantar Fascitis

LONG time ago (HS) I had some heel pain, got some exercises and it went away in a month or so. Lasy summer I again started biking after almost a decade of being off the bike. About halkf way through...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Riverside_Guy

NYC: Hudson River Greenway

JUST getting rolling this season, this route seems to be the one I mostly use, so I thought a thread was in order. My perspective is in arriving at it around 100th street, so it's north or south I...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Buying stuff I tend to always do online... BF is...

Buying stuff I tend to always do online... BF is a great place to get ideas/evals. So I look to a LBS for fixing/repairing.

My sister had a flat, so we walked to an amazingly close shop (Champion...
04-14-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Interesting general question. A lot of the "ergo"...

Interesting general question. A lot of the "ergo" grips I see seem to have typical kinda slick rubber. The ones I have look very matte and are ever so sightly, kinda sticky. I sweat a LOT, so what I...
03-15-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,170
Posted By Riverside_Guy

Ha, bunch of classics (my '91 750 Trek is a ways...

Ha, bunch of classics (my '91 750 Trek is a ways back in this thread). Still detest the twist shifters, leading me to think about ditching it for better shifters, may change the cassette to a set of...
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