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Forum: Northeast
10-28-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Steve in MA

Yeah, I think that's the one!

Yeah, I think that's the one!
Forum: Northeast
10-28-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Steve in MA

That's a pretty good looking route as it is, but...

That's a pretty good looking route as it is, but I do have a suggestion for a change right after you pass the 67 mile mark. If you take a left at that point, and use Stebbins Rd/Four Bridges...
Forum: Northeast
10-26-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Steve in MA

Hi Mimi - Do you have a particular part of...

Hi Mimi -

Do you have a particular part of Connecticut in mind? I ride quite a bit in the northern part of the state (Stafford, Ellington, Somers, etc.) and know some nice back farm roads, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By Steve in MA

I have this issue pretty regularly (maybe 1/3 of...

I have this issue pretty regularly (maybe 1/3 of the time) when inflating Specialized brand tubes...I think that's what the OP said he was using, as well..
01-30-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By Steve in MA

Thanks for the list! There's also Katelynn's...

Thanks for the list!

There's also Katelynn's Ride in Amherst, MA on June 3rd, a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. (Not affiliated with the ride, other than as a long-time participant.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,000
Posted By Steve in MA

This.

This.
Forum: Northeast
11-25-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Steve in MA

:thumb: Awesome route, I'll have to try it...

:thumb:

Awesome route, I'll have to try it next time I'm heading up to that area.
Forum: Northeast
11-12-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Steve in MA

I've done the COVAC route many times, it's a...

I've done the COVAC route many times, it's a beautiful ride. There's a Dunkin Donuts around the 33.5 mile point that makes a good water/bathroom stop; and then when you're coming back southbound on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,030
Posted By Steve in MA

I wear glasses with photochromic lenses, and have...

I wear glasses with photochromic lenses, and have them on 100% of the time. My contacts would dry up and fall out without some protection from the airflow, plus I want the protection from any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,366
Posted By Steve in MA

With one exception, it's usually the opposite for...

With one exception, it's usually the opposite for me, because we get more leisurely and talk instead of focusing on the ride. I do have one friend that bumps my pace up (even while chatting), just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 06:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,730
Posted By Steve in MA

This. Between the cost of gas and the time...

This.

Between the cost of gas and the time that could otherwise be put to other uses, it would have to be an exceptional deal on a hard to find bike.

Of course, whether that's a long trip is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Steve in MA

I use my pockets for gear that I expect to use...

I use my pockets for gear that I expect to use during the ride, with everything else (tubes, tools, phone, etc.) in my seat bag. And my pump is frame-mounted.

Typical distribution:
Left pocket -...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,562
Posted By Steve in MA

I have three bikes, but really only use two of...

I have three bikes, but really only use two of them. Bike #1 is my CF road bike, which is the ride of choice for most things. Bike #2 is a hybrid with a rack on the back; used for commuting to...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Steve in MA

I think I may have, but I haven't been getting...

I think I may have, but I haven't been getting out to forums/blogs as much over the past year or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Steve in MA

Between jersey pockets, a good sized saddle bag,...

Between jersey pockets, a good sized saddle bag, and a Bento-style food bag on my top tube, I can generally carry everything I need for 100+ miles, except extra water. I generally just have my two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,143
Posted By Steve in MA

Just this year alone, my Yakima rack has been...

Just this year alone, my Yakima rack has been subjected to a harsh New England winter, a hurricane, and we even had an EF-3 Tornado pass through town (though not right through my neighborhood).
...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Steve in MA

Wilbraham, MA checking in! I head south into...

Wilbraham, MA checking in! I head south into Connecticut for a lot of my riding, but I also get up to the Quabbin pretty regularly, or out to the South Hadley/Amherst area. I think the Western...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,940
Posted By Steve in MA

Two tubes, a patch kit, multitool, tire levers,...

Two tubes, a patch kit, multitool, tire levers, cash, my phone, a small first aid kit, and a bottle of re-wetting drops for my contact lenses. If I'm going to be somewhere that I might want to lock...
08-14-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,876
Posted By Steve in MA

I have a set of GR-2's on my 7.3FX, and love...

I have a set of GR-2's on my 7.3FX, and love them. Very comfortable. I especially like the ability to vary my hand position when I take my hybrid for a longer ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,477
Posted By Steve in MA

This. I'm 5'11", 210 lbs and have about 3000...

This.

I'm 5'11", 210 lbs and have about 3000 miles on the Aksiums that came stock on my Roubaix, and they've been fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve in MA

I switched to a Volt about a year ago. I...

I switched to a Volt about a year ago. I completely agree with your list of positives (except for the Prolight comparison, I haven't tried one of those).
Forum: Northeast
07-29-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Steve in MA

I'll be there! I'm not much of a paceline rider...

I'll be there! I'm not much of a paceline rider though, so have a good ride and be safe!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Steve in MA

I'd swap the good tires onto the bike that I'd...

I'd swap the good tires onto the bike that I'd prefer to ride at the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,762
Posted By Steve in MA

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,421
Posted By Steve in MA

Exactly what I was thinking. My first road bike...

Exactly what I was thinking. My first road bike had 5 cogs, and if you asked me in 1982 if I wanted/needed more, I would have said no. Fast forward to today, and I'm plenty happy having a 10 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,620
Posted By Steve in MA

Another recommendation for Tifosi. This...

Another recommendation for Tifosi.

This past winter I switched to contact lenses, so I was able to ditch my prescription photochromic sunglasses (which couldn't be made in a wrap-around style...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steve in MA

I use Specialized, because that's what my LBS...

I use Specialized, because that's what my LBS carries. Tubes are fairly inexpensive as it is, so I really don't spend any time trying to find a better deal than buying through the LBS. Even if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By Steve in MA

Gas prices won't impact any of my "recreational"...

Gas prices won't impact any of my "recreational" cycling, but I'll probably start commuting in to work once or twice a week once the sun starts coming up a little earlier.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,581
Posted By Steve in MA

Good question. I was probably a little warmer...

Good question. I was probably a little warmer with the UA skullcap on, but the top of the heat gear version is mesh, so it does allow for heat dissapation. I sweat like a pig (especially in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,581
Posted By Steve in MA

+1 I never wear a cycling cap, but I do wear...

+1

I never wear a cycling cap, but I do wear Under Armour heat gear or cold gear skull caps to either absorb sweat on a really hot day, or keep warm in the colder weather.
03-31-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,999
Posted By Steve in MA

My first century was on my 7.3FX. Very doable on...

My first century was on my 7.3FX. Very doable on that bike. I'd recommend upgrading the grips to something that will give you more hand positions to use over that distance (I have Ergon GR-2's on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Steve in MA

I'd worry about fit first, then figure out what...

I'd worry about fit first, then figure out what looks best.

I love the look of the Prevail, but when I tried one, it did not fit my head very well, where the Ionos fit perfectly. (Didn't buy that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By Steve in MA

I have a 2009 Forester with the Subaru round...

I have a 2009 Forester with the Subaru round cross bars (not the standard aero bars), and they are made by Yakima. The end caps are even labeled Yakima, even though the larger lettering on the bars...
01-10-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Steve in MA

By roof rack, I assume you're talking about load...

By roof rack, I assume you're talking about load bars? If that's the case, you might be able to find a universal-fit bike carrier that would work with your Saris load bars. I know that Yakima makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,118
Posted By Steve in MA

I don't think your weight will be an issue. I'm...

I don't think your weight will be an issue. I'm currently 210 (and I was about 240 a couple of years ago when I got more serious about riding and fitness) and I haven't had any problems with my...
Forum: Foo
01-09-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,429
Posted By Steve in MA

I don't have any digital pics of my rig, but I...

I don't have any digital pics of my rig, but I played keyboards in a band when I was in HS and college in the 80's. My main board was an Oberheim Matrix 6, and I also had Crumar DS-2 and a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By Steve in MA

I don't do cross country yet, but I'm hoping to...

I don't do cross country yet, but I'm hoping to try that out this year. One of my riding buddies used to be a cross country instructor and has gear I can borrow, so I'll be able to try it out on the...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Steve in MA

Hi Jerry - I don't know of any organized New...

Hi Jerry -

I don't know of any organized New Year's rides, but I just wanted to say welcome! I'm up in Massachusetts, but my rides bring me down to your neck of the woods pretty regularly, I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 02:41 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,820
Posted By Steve in MA

This. I was just taking a quick 7 mile ride over...

This. I was just taking a quick 7 mile ride over to my mother-in-law's house to mow the lawn, and didn't bother to bring a tube or patch kit.....almost like I was begging for that flat!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Steve in MA

I don't own one, but I really like the Lemond...

I don't own one, but I really like the Lemond Revmaster spin bikes we have at my local gym. Is it exactly like being on my bike? No, of course not. But it offers plenty of adjustability in both the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Steve in MA

Yes, that should work fine. I'm running an...

Yes, that should work fine. I'm running an Ultegra cassette on an otherwise Rival drivetrain with no issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By Steve in MA

Woke up to find about a 1/2 inch of snow on the...

Woke up to find about a 1/2 inch of snow on the ground today, so that kept me off the road. Stayed dry inside doing some yoga and riding my stationary bike. Tomorrow I'll head to the gym for some...
12-06-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,656
Posted By Steve in MA

Fig newtons are my on-bike food of choice. I...

Fig newtons are my on-bike food of choice. I usually cut them in half ahead of time to make them easier to eat during the ride. Gives me all the energy I need, and it's more cost-effective to buy a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Steve in MA

It's starting to get cold here in New England,...

It's starting to get cold here in New England, low to mid 30's (F) all weekend. I got out for about an hour each day, but that was about it. I need to get a balaclava or something to keep my face...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,831
Posted By Steve in MA

This shot is on course at the first annual Tour...

This shot is on course at the first annual Tour of Lights in Groton, CT back in May:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/Steve_in_MA/Cycling/touroflights-pic5.jpg

And here's one at the...
11-29-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,286
Posted By Steve in MA

Registered for what purpose? If you're thinking...

Registered for what purpose? If you're thinking about the manufacturer's warranty, you'll probably need to check the terms & conditions from the applicable manufacturer to see what (if anything) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,400
Posted By Steve in MA

This. My white saddle still looks nearly new...

This. My white saddle still looks nearly new after a year of use; can't say the same for the white bar tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By Steve in MA

Watch Nashbar for deals on the Volt....I picked...

Watch Nashbar for deals on the Volt....I picked one up from them a couple of months ago for about $80, once all of the discounts were factored in. I think right now they have the 2010 Volts marked...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Steve in MA

I wear a Giro Indicator when I ride my hybrid. ...

I wear a Giro Indicator when I ride my hybrid. Less than $40, comfortable, and has a removable visor. You'd probably want to remove the visor for road use though; tried it a few times on my road...
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