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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,165
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i've definitely said "I'm passing you on your...

i've definitely said "I'm passing you on your left" mostly b/c people don't respond well to "on your left" - i'll also say "i'm on your left" in close proximity - before passing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,867
Posted By snow_echo_NY

LOL!!! thanks for this thread, i lol'd a lot.

LOL!!! thanks for this thread, i lol'd a lot.
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,365
Posted By snow_echo_NY

thanks Happy_Feet and nickw - i think i have a...

thanks Happy_Feet and nickw - i think i have a better grasp on things now, altho i'm still interested in the different ways in which people choose to tour. since semantics/terminology helps define...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By snow_echo_NY

yes agree with himespau (i have toe overlap, used...

yes agree with himespau (i have toe overlap, used to not have toe overlap - and it doesn't matter)
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,365
Posted By snow_echo_NY

so it's just a term difference but essentially...

so it's just a term difference but essentially the same thing? i was under the impression there were two different types of bike set-ups based on which you're doing, i.e. touring set ups vs...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By snow_echo_NY

ITA with noimagination i have short legs and...

ITA with noimagination

i have short legs and a high top tube now and a sloped top tube before. i have crashed into the top tube on both bikes for short stops or unexpected balance or something -...
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,365
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i always thought bike packing is strictly camping...

i always thought bike packing is strictly camping while touring, while bike touring is touring and staying at hotels or people's homes such as using couchsurfer or warmshowers. and mostly being...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,413
Posted By snow_echo_NY

that's interesting, all the dynamo lights i've...

that's interesting, all the dynamo lights i've seen IRL are on the dull side. do you have links for either light?
Forum: Commuting
01-10-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,413
Posted By snow_echo_NY

I could be it’s hard to say. I aim it toward...

I could be it’s hard to say. I aim it toward mirrors so drivers see me as they’re lower to the ground than I am. But if someone is far away they’re going to get caught in the beam. The closer they...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,785
Posted By snow_echo_NY

What a great post thanks for sharing. I’m curious...

What a great post thanks for sharing. I’m curious now about my own set up.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

Firstly this is the description of Manhattan...

Firstly this is the description of Manhattan commercial buildings - where there are loads of offices - not Brooklyn!

Secondly I disagree about fat tires vs thin in snow conditions in NYC - I agree...
Forum: Touring
01-08-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,732
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i use the jetboil and the MSR - the jetboil i...

i use the jetboil and the MSR -
the jetboil i tend to reach for when going on bike camping tours mostly b/c it's small/compact and a cinch to work and set up and it's very fast at cooking water.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,413
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i completely agree with you Slaninar - if i'm...

i completely agree with you Slaninar - if i'm walking in cold weather, and if i can ski or snowboard in cold weather, i can certainly bike. it's all about dressing for the occasion. i learned how to...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 57,248
Posted By snow_echo_NY

hallelujah it's 20F! and it's going as high as...

hallelujah it's 20F! and it's going as high as 30F today. i'm so happy i could fall over.

when i got to the bridge i had to peel off one fleece gaiter (i had three, a buff, the fleece gaiter and a...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,413
Posted By snow_echo_NY

Interesting read. I’ve only been commuting since...

Interesting read. I’ve only been commuting since 2011 but this jives with what I’ve noticed.

Lights - I also use the really bright lights that can be seen from 50 ft away. There’s no point...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

I didn’t - was away on holiday or out of town...

I didn’t - was away on holiday or out of town when it happened- hah that’s very true.

I should update - I didn’t ride back home bc winds picked up to 35 mph from 25 mph and I also got a flat tire...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

They are knobby as heck and thus super slow. I...

They are knobby as heck and thus super slow. I don’t mind as I’m not looking for less rolling resistance- but my commute is on the short side - it’s virtually a warm up ride :) - there are some...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

I missed all these posts! evan326 - riding on...

I missed all these posts!
evan326 - riding on a road bike is probably a really bad idea. I only have x28 and x40 and I knew I would need a fatter tire - unfortunately that’s the fattest I got. If I...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

I suppose you can think of them as doormen but...

I suppose you can think of them as doormen but they’re not the ones manning security or the doors - they’re the guys that take care of running the building making sure all is taken care of. But they...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,579
Posted By snow_echo_NY

You have a lot of good advice to try here. Like...

You have a lot of good advice to try here. Like others said only you know how dodgy this is. Someone here I thought used a pool noodle attached to his rear rack - to force people to pass with at...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

Typically in regular tires I tend to slip back on...

Typically in regular tires I tend to slip back on the “uphill” - I just deal with it. Whether snow or ice...The bike doesn’t do that with studded tires and I tend to have better traction - It was...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i was thinking of not doing it. but then i...

i was thinking of not doing it. but then i remembered each time i don't ride b/c my body isn't slammed i always regret it. and i don't regret going in yesterday's conditions. there were parts of the...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By snow_echo_NY

conditions today - it's a mess out there (plowing...

conditions today - it's a mess out there (plowing is really sub-par)

over and out
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i think i'm just going to take the bike on the...

i think i'm just going to take the bike on the subway. and ride to and from the subway. no desire to ride the bridge with winds at a steady 35 mph gusting to 50...

well, i tried! the morning was...
01-04-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 104,065
Posted By snow_echo_NY

upper - icebreaker merino baselayer, 260 weight...

upper
- icebreaker merino baselayer, 260 weight
- burton fleece hoody
- arcteryx LT atom hoody (the best midlayer ever)
- MEC goretex shell

lower
- icebreaker merino baselayer, 260 weight
-...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By snow_echo_NY

aaaand you posted just before i did. hope it...

aaaand you posted just before i did. hope it works! i ride my 40s with 45 fenders. it doesn't work 100% but it's fine (i.e. i don't really care)
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i tend to agree with lax bark_eater - the rule...

i tend to agree with lax
bark_eater - the rule of thumb i've generally followed is that the fender s/b 10mm wider than the tire. i would look for something 70mm if you can find something.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,583
Posted By snow_echo_NY

yes agree that he's also a person, this is a very...

yes agree that he's also a person, this is a very good point that he is a human being - ! Jesus i wouldn't want to be living in your house if this is how you feel about a coworker (who you don't live...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By snow_echo_NY

we had a thread here awhile ago (last year?)...

we had a thread here awhile ago (last year?) about the proper attire for 50F. everyone runs pretty different, with the average somewhere in there. it's a safe bet to go with the average and then...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By snow_echo_NY

in California, it seems all my friends there are...

in California, it seems all my friends there are dealing with the fires. there's no cool weather to be heard of, only sweltering heat.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By snow_echo_NY

this is my experience. in NYC, this happens -...

this is my experience. in NYC, this happens - it's really silly.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,583
Posted By snow_echo_NY

yikes Skipjacks, alright backing off to let...

yikes Skipjacks, alright backing off to let you stew in your anger and rant about it -

and rant specifically about how he's heavy and how that's a personal offense to you. kinda distasteful if...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 57,248
Posted By snow_echo_NY

east coast! did you ride in this morning? it's a...

east coast! did you ride in this morning? it's a special day - blizzard day!

i started a thread with my own experience, please post your own:...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,583
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i tend to agree with wphamilton and canuckjgc -...

i tend to agree with wphamilton and canuckjgc - it may have sounded "jackass" to you, but it probably was just more elbowing more than anything. i usually remark in similar fashion back and we have a...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,088
Posted By snow_echo_NY

no problem ThermionicScott i'm glad this was...

no problem ThermionicScott i'm glad this was useful for those new to the thread! i also thought this was really useful when this first came up last year. i got studded tires in '15-'16 and it's been...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

here i wrote up in Colorado_Kid's post i...

here i wrote up in Colorado_Kid's post

i rode in! wrote up a ride report. it wasn't great. the winds were high and the snow is coming in really fast and sideways.

it's grey and a complete...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i rode in! wrote up a ride report. it wasn't...

i rode in! wrote up a ride report. it wasn't great. the winds were high and the snow is coming in really fast and sideways.

it's grey and a complete blizzard here on the east coast. white out...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By snow_echo_NY

My first snowy commute ride in this season! (as the NE gets pounded by blizzard)

anyone else?

in NYC i counted 4-5 cyclists other than myself. a couple of them were pushing their bike.

this morning i swapped my 700x28 gatorskins for my 700x40 nokian hakkapeliitta studded...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,088
Posted By snow_echo_NY

bumping this helpful review of various tires

bumping this helpful review of various tires
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,514
Posted By snow_echo_NY

interesting! i also see something called...

interesting!
i also see something called geoorbital, a new e-assist system (by way of replacing the front wheel)
Forum: Northeast
08-10-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By snow_echo_NY

where in NYS are you? some towns that come to...

where in NYS are you?
some towns that come to mind in upstate NY that is close to NYC -
Beacon NY
Nyack NY
New Paltz NY
Forum: Commuting
08-10-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By snow_echo_NY

man, very late to reply, so sorry! i go to...

man, very late to reply, so sorry!

i go to eventbrite.com and search events for "yoga for cyclists" or "yoga for cycling" in NYC - there are so many free and paid classes available - and sometimes...
08-10-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,567
Posted By snow_echo_NY

Specialized hotrock is in the comparison list if...

Specialized hotrock is in the comparison list if you look. i don't know about Trek.
I second the Woom. although for a big 8 year old i would look at the specs and perhaps go for a Woom 5. you can...
08-10-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By snow_echo_NY

you could do two trailers which would make for a...

you could do two trailers which would make for a long train. but you compromise maneuverability and being aware enough of the kids to see if they're OK or need a help (and thus, a stop). i would add...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,512
Posted By snow_echo_NY

my commuter bike is my good bike - is my only...

my commuter bike is my good bike - is my only bike.

the family bike is nice for getting around with the kid/family. i think if i had to ride it everyday i would hate it though. it's a nice break...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By snow_echo_NY

chas58 gatorskins are bomb proof at least in my...

chas58 gatorskins are bomb proof at least in my experience. i ride over glass. every imaginable surface available on NYC streets. and 7700 miles strong with showing no signs of stopping. i get a flat...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i use the surly crosscheck which is a cyclocross...

i use the surly crosscheck which is a cyclocross bike but intended to be used as a light touring bike. i don't cyclocross, but it's a beast when it's not loaded. super fast when commuting, i was...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By snow_echo_NY

great question, following. also looking for...

great question, following. also looking for tires, but maybe for touring and commuting.
i run 700x28 gatorskins and they are a harsh ride but they have nearly 8000 miles on them and they're still...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 100,203
Posted By snow_echo_NY

looking good noglider that's a gorgeous photo i...

looking good noglider that's a gorgeous photo
i also have been riding exceedingly slow. like 7-8 mph during my commute to work. more people on the roads (whether on bikes or in cars) and i'm in no...
Forum: Touring
08-09-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,116
Posted By snow_echo_NY

i think the same precautions for hiking would...

i think the same precautions for hiking would work for bike camping. that is what i do at least.

if you are that bug-averse i would try it in the cooler temps say October. you might do better.
...
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