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08-13-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By PickleRick

Ahhhh, OK , the old story of "I'm forced to ride...

Ahhhh, OK , the old story of "I'm forced to ride the really cool bike that my employer imposes on me." Well sir, I would not stand for that, in fact, I would sit right down on that excellent bike and...
08-12-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,029
Posted By PickleRick

Here in central NY folks are, in general, pretty...

Here in central NY folks are, in general, pretty courteous. There is the occasional close pass but, overall, drivers will give you a wide berth. I've also had good experiences on road tours in...
08-12-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By PickleRick

Sweet!!... You should have a lot of fun on that...

Sweet!!... You should have a lot of fun on that rig.
Curious, what other grave bikes were on your shortlist before you decided on the Vault?
07-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,961
Posted By PickleRick

True.....but it still ain't a 29'r ...

True.....but it still ain't a 29'r




Ahhhhhhh, OK that -is- a bit different. Good question! ... but I'm not a hardtail guy, the last "hardtail" I rode was Schwinn Stingray. ;- )
07-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,961
Posted By PickleRick

Ummmmmm, 27.5 seconds of Google searching got...

Ummmmmm, 27.5 seconds of Google searching got this:

Pivot Mach 4 27.5
Pivot Mach 5.5 27.5
Pivot Trail429 27.5
Santa Cruz Bronson 27.5
Ibis Mojo 27.5
Salsa Spearfish 27.5
Salsa Rustler 27.5...
06-30-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By PickleRick

Yeahhhhh, well, it's a "game" of your own making....

Yeahhhhh, well, it's a "game" of your own making. Just charge it and be done with it. - I charge mine when it gets to about 20% (The XTR's have a strength meter).
--I don't like to play games. ;- )
05-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By PickleRick

:roflmao: ... Guffaw!! ... coffee out nose....on...

:roflmao: ... Guffaw!! ... coffee out nose....on keyboard.
05-29-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By PickleRick

+1 this.....I mean, is there some reason you went...

+1 this.....I mean, is there some reason you went with a Taya chain (rather than a Shimano)? ...am I missing something?
05-15-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

For me, it's been a limitation that I've had...

For me, it's been a limitation that I've had since I was a wee lad. I learned very quickly that eating lunch before running around with friends at school meant that lunch would end up on the...
05-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By PickleRick

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and...

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and "No Loss of Performance" --Is this chain lube or a condom? :lol:
05-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the...

Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the thing. If I got a burrito from my local Mexican eatery it would be salsa and sour cream nightmare in my jersey in less than 9mins -- let alone 9 hours.
...
05-10-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

Yeahhhhhhh, that's my recollection as well. But...

Yeahhhhhhh, that's my recollection as well. But damn! --there are a lot of people still eating them, at least on this list. I was surprised to see how popular they are.

.....I'm going to the...
05-10-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does...

As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does not count. (would not travel well over a 60-100 mile ride)
....as a tasty mid-ride snack? Absofregginlutely! --- did you have a dos equis with it??
05-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks for the warning!.....what not to buy is...

Thanks for the warning!.....what not to buy is just as important as what to buy.
05-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

CAT7 YOU ROCK!!.....I got ahold of some Picky...

CAT7 YOU ROCK!!.....I got ahold of some Picky Bars while mountain biking in Virginia a few years ago and they were great!.... but I threw out the wrappers and could not, for love nor money, remember...
05-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks, folks! I reached my saturation level with...

Thanks, folks! I reached my saturation level with Clif Bars 2010-ish and Lara bars the around the same time.......but it sounds like they've expanded their lineup. Might have to check them out again....
05-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,042
Posted By PickleRick

Favorite Prepackaged Snack Bar - 2019??

So this question fits firmly under the "first world problem" category but I'm wondering what snack bars folks are eating during your rides?

Last year I was hooked on R.E.D.D . bars, but I've tired...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By PickleRick

Welcome! Ya ridin' the NY Gran Fondo on...

Welcome!

Ya ridin' the NY Gran Fondo on 5/19?....how about NYC Century in Sept?
04-30-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,086
Posted By PickleRick

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in...

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in Urban Planning, not something you ride your bike on. --- at least in my neck of the woods it is. ;-)
04-28-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,617
Posted By PickleRick

Agreed!....and this works a good 70-80% of the...

Agreed!....and this works a good 70-80% of the time. ---It's there other 20-30% that leaves me flummoxed and raises my ire.



I suspect that you are preaching to the choir here. I would be...
04-28-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By PickleRick

Wow, you're lucky you only got egged and painted....

Wow, you're lucky you only got egged and painted. I hear those Tubeless gangs will do business with anyone; The Bloods, The Crips, Hells Angels, even The Somewhat Upset Fat Bikers. Sounds like you...
04-28-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,617
Posted By PickleRick

It's a total lack of situational awareness. I've...

It's a total lack of situational awareness. I've owned many dogs over the years and I love flexi leads BUT you absolutely, without question, no if-ands or buts must keep aware of your surroundings. I...
04-27-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,418
Posted By PickleRick

Yeah 40-45mph on roads I know well is my max....

Yeah 40-45mph on roads I know well is my max. Even when I was young and reckless (stupid) that was still about my limit. ....and for whatever reason, I seem to be a wasp, hornet & bee magnet and they...
04-18-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By PickleRick

Thanks Skipjacks!....this is very helpful. ...

Thanks Skipjacks!....this is very helpful. --Pretty is good and "very pretty" is even better, sounds like I'll try the Baltimore Annapolis trail if I drive down this weekend. Cheers!
04-18-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By PickleRick

Gravel Grinding in Annapolis MD?

Apologies to the Mods if this is the wrong forum for this query.

I may be traveling to Annapolis this weekend to visit family. I might have a short break to sneak out and do some riding. I see the...
04-18-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,926
Posted By PickleRick

Maxxis Ramblers 700x40 EXO TR (came with the...

Maxxis Ramblers 700x40 EXO TR (came with the bike). Running tubed, but will convert to tubeless soon.
I confess that they're brand spanking new, and I only have 150 miles on them, and of that only...
04-14-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,737
Posted By PickleRick

Niner and others can yack all day about its...

Niner and others can yack all day about its rebound capabilities and its geometry - I'm still staring at its front suspension and FULL swinging rear triangle! For me, that reeks of mountain bike....
04-13-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,737
Posted By PickleRick

Well, guess we'll have to see how it sells. If...

Well, guess we'll have to see how it sells.
If it does not do well, Niner can paint it a different color, throw a new stem and flat bars on it, and call it their "Light - Trail" LT mountain bike.
04-12-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,737
Posted By PickleRick

I'm just waiting for Salsa or Surly to release a...

I'm just waiting for Salsa or Surly to release a drop bar bike with 4in tires.

Their marketing campaign: "Let's be clear - this ain't a fat bike with drop bars." -wink wink, nudge. nudge.
04-12-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,737
Posted By PickleRick

I love their statement: "Letís be clear: the MCR...

I love their statement: "Letís be clear: the MCR 9 is not a mountain bike with drop bars."
-Niner doth protest too much, methinks.;)
04-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,737
Posted By PickleRick

"It's such a fine line between stupid, and...

"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever." David St. Hubbins - Spinal Tap



Congratulations, we have a winner!!!
04-08-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By PickleRick

....also make certain that it fits you. Don't buy...

....also make certain that it fits you. Don't buy a bike just because it's a good price (unless, of course, you intend to immediately sell it).

and the add says o.b.o - so start low..... you will...
04-08-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By PickleRick

There's a really detailed write up here: ...

There's a really detailed write up here:
https://www.velonews.com/2017/05/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq-using-di2-synchro-shift_437682
04-04-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,076
Posted By PickleRick

...Ohhhh, I'm thinkin' Dr. Phil will want to set...

...Ohhhh, I'm thinkin' Dr. Phil will want to set him straight as well. - "Can't you see the pain you're putting your wife through.....what are you so afraid of?"
04-03-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By PickleRick

+1 this --definitely check with your local...

+1 this

--definitely check with your local MTB club. I'll bet one or two members has a bike they would like to sell -or- they know of someone selling a bike.
04-03-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By PickleRick

!!! PRAISE (insert your deity's name here) !!! ...

!!! PRAISE (insert your deity's name here) !!! My 2019 Warbird finally arrived and I took delivery last night.

Now, if the freakin' weather cooperates I just might be able to ride it this...
Forum: Introductions
03-31-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By PickleRick

Hello Bob!....fancy meeting you here. Frame...

Hello Bob!....fancy meeting you here.

Frame Building, eh? Very cool!......you and I will have to talk. ;-)
03-30-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By PickleRick

Testify!.....can I get an amen brother!!

Testify!.....can I get an amen brother!!
03-29-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,019
Posted By PickleRick

Well, technically your friend is correct, from a...

Well, technically your friend is correct, from a purely International Bureau of Weights and Measures perspective.

If you are saying a 20lb bike is harder to move than a 15lb - I would agree.
...
03-27-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,271
Posted By PickleRick

I'm thinking that fat bikes need to up their game...

I'm thinking that fat bikes need to up their game and become morbidly obese bikes. ; )
...
03-27-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By PickleRick

Wow, sorry to hear that. I sincerely hope I don't...

Wow, sorry to hear that. I sincerely hope I don't have to do the same. Sounds like you had been more than patient.....Salsa is losing a lot of customer goodwill. I sincerely hope they realize this.
03-27-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By PickleRick

Interesting. NYC and gravel are definitely not...

Interesting. NYC and gravel are definitely not two things I would have put together.

Will you be riding primarily in the five boroughs or traveling to the Hudson Valley/Catskills?



...I like...
03-27-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,271
Posted By PickleRick

Well, if Salsa doesn't get their s&$t together...

Well, if Salsa doesn't get their s&$t together right soon they're going to have a slew of customers riding the brand new War-path. : -(
03-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,271
Posted By PickleRick

LMAO!....no , wait, that's not funny sez just...

LMAO!....no , wait, that's not funny sez just another sucker waiting for the 2019 Warbird I ordered in January. (sigh)

....my LBS tried to get me to buy this Warroad when it became apparent my...
03-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,470
Posted By PickleRick

My 00002 cents. Power Grips Pedals www powergrips...

My 00002 cents. Power Grips Pedals www powergrips com

Back in the '90's when I was in my 30's I rode clipless pedals for two seasons - hated them. Not for the falling potential, but for the foot...
03-20-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By PickleRick

SWEEEEET!....great vid. I've been using Di2 for...

SWEEEEET!....great vid. I've been using Di2 for years - love it! Of course, it's not wireless but it really has made riding more fun/effective.

I may have missed it in your video, but what...
03-20-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By PickleRick

I carry very little "on" my bike other than a...

I carry very little "on" my bike other than a water bottle and a small tool set, but the trails in my neck of the woods are mostly interconnected loops and seldom branch out more than 8 or 10 miles...
03-17-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,891
Posted By PickleRick

Yeah, other than the psychological and physical...

Yeah, other than the psychological and physical discomfort it causes (me) there is not much to worry about with a bike. No worries, just dry her down and lube her up after a soaking like that.
--...
03-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,251
Posted By PickleRick

Good Lord - Is that a chainring in your pocket or...

Good Lord - Is that a chainring in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

I will second the "and your point is?"query. That thing is huge but no context for its freakish size is provided....
Forum: Introductions
03-16-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By PickleRick

Yes, when the weather cooperates, it is a truly...

Yes, when the weather cooperates, it is a truly wonderful cycling venue. Did you get the opportunity to ride around Seneca or Cayuga lakes?
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