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01-19-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Altair 4

If you get it, you get it. Never a dull moment...

If you get it, you get it. Never a dull moment with ADHD kids.
01-19-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By Altair 4

Haven't read many biking books. I did read Just...

Haven't read many biking books. I did read Just Ride by Grant Peterson and Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne. In the fall, I read Get Up and Ride by Jim Shea. It's about his ride on the Great...
01-18-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,824
Posted By Altair 4

I saw the article that the OP posted and thought...

I saw the article that the OP posted and thought about my cycling friends. One couple and their friend occasionally partake in a big group beer ride from one craft brewer to another, in a string,...
01-18-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Altair 4

Update - so I mentioned that my kid is ADHD. For...

Update - so I mentioned that my kid is ADHD. For reasons I'm not going into here, she doesn't drive. She cross-scheduled her evening college class with the spin class. Wednesday morning I said to...
01-18-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Altair 4

Yeah, I see your point.

Yeah, I see your point.
01-17-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Altair 4

You might try Pearl Izumi and Primal's websites,...

You might try Pearl Izumi and Primal's websites, too. I'd search the UPF thing and see what shows up.
01-17-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Altair 4

If it's for warm weather riding, why go with a...

If it's for warm weather riding, why go with a base layer when you can get a jersey with UPF50?

Take a look at this one from Aerotech Designs: UPF 50 Bike Jersey from Aerotech Design...
01-07-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Altair 4

Wednesday, it's this coming Wednesday. No to...

Wednesday, it's this coming Wednesday. No to worry, I'll post before the end of the week.
01-06-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Altair 4

Thanks for all tips and encouragement. I've got...

Thanks for all tips and encouragement. I've got my water bottle, towel and change of clothes ready. I don't have SPD shoes to clip in - the 5.10's are gonna have to do. I'm keeping an open mind about...
01-05-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Altair 4

Daughter Talking Me Into a Spin Class

So my daughter works part-time at our YMCA. She's been nagging me to try a spin class and I met the instructor last night. I'm going to give it a try next week.

Looking for advice. I guess...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-30-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By Altair 4

Glad you enjoyed it. I liked how it focused on...

Glad you enjoyed it. I liked how it focused on the people on the trail, both riders and volunteers.
12-20-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Night and Day ...

Night and Day

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12-06-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,740
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Posted By Altair 4

What trail? One photo reminds me of a spot on...

What trail? One photo reminds me of a spot on the Armstrong Trail outside of Kittanning, PA.
11-23-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Altair 4

Thanks for all of the advice. I disassembled,...

Thanks for all of the advice. I disassembled, lubed, and reassembled and it retracts now. If this were for my kid, I'd take them both off. That's what I did on my daughter's bike on her first bike....
11-23-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Altair 4

Brake Problem on Kid's Bike

My wife picked a child on our church's "giving tree" who asked for a bike. The child is about 6 or 7. We've picked up a bike a Target (yeah, I know) and I've gone over it to make sure everything...
11-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Indian God rock was my turn-around point when I...

Indian God rock was my turn-around point when I did an out & back from Emlenton some years ago. That's such a nice trail.

Question - Was anything done to improve that short section where the...
11-07-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Saturday morning ride on the North Shore of...

Saturday morning ride on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.
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11-02-22, 11:58 AM
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Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

^ "Immersive?"

^ "Immersive?"
10-31-22, 02:34 PM
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Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's Monument at Presque Island State Park in...
10-24-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Love this shot. Great angle, good lighting,...

Love this shot. Great angle, good lighting, perfect framing, and not to mention amazing topography!
10-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Altair 4

Which Kuat model? Maybe post a photo.

Which Kuat model? Maybe post a photo.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-20-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By Altair 4

Erosion Update: Earlier this week, the CVSR...

Erosion Update: Earlier this week, the CVSR website reported that erosion was again a problem and that some track was closed. The Explorer program that includes "Bike Aboard" is discontinued for...
10-13-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Allegheny River Trail, too, right? Or one of the...

Allegheny River Trail, too, right? Or one of the offshoots?
09-26-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,740
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Posted By Altair 4

Are these from the Allegheny River Trail, north...

Are these from the Allegheny River Trail, north of Emlenton, PA?
09-15-22, 01:43 PM
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Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

Doesn't look anything like I imagined it would. ...

Doesn't look anything like I imagined it would. :lol:
08-30-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

I like this shot. It feels like a spy took it.

I like this shot. It feels like a spy took it.
08-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Altair 4

LOL! Yeah, I guess it is - 13 of the steepest...

LOL! Yeah, I guess it is - 13 of the steepest hills in Pittsburgh in a 50 mile loop. This year it's taking place on Saturday October 22. https://www.bikereg.com/pittsburgh-dirty-dozen...
08-29-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Altair 4

Here are the longer routes from PedalPgh's web...

Here are the longer routes from PedalPgh's web page:...
08-29-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Altair 4

It's called PedalPgh. It's a fund raiser ride...

It's called PedalPgh. It's a fund raiser ride for the local bike advocacy group, BikePGH. There are three rides - 10, 25, and 62 mile loops around the city. It was well-attended based on what I...
08-24-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

I like how there appears to be absolutely no...

I like how there appears to be absolutely no other traffic around, or as my Dad would say, "what a dead-a$$ town."
08-22-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,285
Posted By Altair 4

I wouldn't need that kind of drama but, on the...

I wouldn't need that kind of drama but, on the other hand, you do get some interesting stories out of it. Sounds like a guy that shouldn't be allowed to ride alone or at the least, use something...
Forum: Touring
08-22-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Altair 4

I know of what you speak - I grew up in Braddock...

I know of what you speak - I grew up in Braddock and left when I was 24 years old when I got my first "real" job after college. I knew from a pretty early age that was going to be my goal.

So...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Altair 4

I don't bike in this area, so take this for what...

I don't bike in this area, so take this for what it's worth - I'm not trying to discourage you but only warn you. One of my aunts lived in Ambridge, another in Emsworth, and my B-I-L used to live in...
08-12-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Altair 4

A co-worker (since retired) bought a used folding...

A co-worker (since retired) bought a used folding bike to take along on flights to interesting cities. He loved the rides and often sent me photos from them. This all occurred after a late-in-life...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Altair 4

Yep, 2 night minimum stay. Search continues. Or...

Yep, 2 night minimum stay. Search continues. Or maybe our plans need revision...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Altair 4

Thinking about the Pine Creek Rail Trail in PA - Have Questions

So the friend I sometimes ride with came across an article about the PA Grand Canyon and the Pine Creek trail. We're giving it some thought to riding it, but because of our travel distances (about 3...
08-10-22, 12:11 PM
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Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Beach near La Jolla. We were hoping for the green flash, but alas,...
07-31-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

What venue is this for the Lantern Festival? ...

What venue is this for the Lantern Festival? Probably 15 years ago, I took the Altair family to Toronto to see the festival at Ontario Place, on Lake Ontario. The water element really added to the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Altair 4

OP, can you give a little more detail about the...

OP, can you give a little more detail about the train from Montreal? Price, bike accommodations, travel time? Thanks!
07-22-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

I have a photo of Rue du Petit Champlain (same...

I have a photo of Rue du Petit Champlain (same street as your other photo) from back in the day. There's a Renault 5 (Le Car) in the background. You used to see quite a few French cars back then....
07-20-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,548
Posted By Altair 4

I know that view. How was your stay at the...

I know that view. How was your stay at the Frontenac? Mrs. Altair and I honeymooned there in the 1980's. I think it was a CP Hotel at that time. To be honest, we loved the location, the lobby, and...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By Altair 4

The CVSR website updated today! Bike...

The CVSR website updated today!

Bike Aboard is part of their Explorer program. The website says it will restart on Wednesday, July 20. CVSR Bike Aboard (https://www.cvsr.org/bike-aboard/)

I...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By Altair 4

I usually park at Botzum and ride downstream and...

I usually park at Botzum and ride downstream and catch the train back. I figure I'll park farther north and ride upstream while I'm fresh and the morning is cool. Any idea what the crowds are like...
07-08-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,922
Posted By Altair 4

What, no selection for silver?? Three of...

What, no selection for silver??

Three of four of my bikes are silver or mostly silver (the Trek has some nice blue). The outlier is black - I think you can guess which one :).
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,682
Posted By Altair 4

I find myself ending up in Akron later this...

I find myself ending up in Akron later this month. I was thinking of riding the Cuyahoga Valley again and taking the Bike Aboard train back to my car, but the website says that the train isn't...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Altair 4

I have limited advice other than to say perhaps...

I have limited advice other than to say perhaps you should post this in the "Eastern Canada" in the Regional Discussions section. Might get more feedback there.

This might be helpful too: ...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By Altair 4

I'll second the GAP and C&O. The TrailGuide book...

I'll second the GAP and C&O. The TrailGuide book is a great resource: GAP TrailGuide (https://gaptrail.org/before-you-go/trailguide/)

Ontario by Bike (https://www.ontariobybike.ca/) is a pretty...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By Altair 4

​​​​​​ LOL! Okay, to clarify, "while I rode...

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LOL! Okay, to clarify, "while I rode the rest of the GAP over the next two days."
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-11-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By Altair 4

Google "The Great Ride" on YT for a hour long...

Google "The Great Ride" on YT for a hour long video on the GAP and C&O that was produced by our local PBS station. You might enjoy it.
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By Altair 4

Hey cccorlew, what is your scheduled departure...

Hey cccorlew, what is your scheduled departure date? Sunrise is getting earlier every day (today it was 6:48 AM, on June 21 it's 5:49 AM) and it gets light earlier than that.



I left my car...
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