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Forum: Northeast
08-20-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Jay H

There are ways around the busy rt 7 in Bennington...

There are ways around the busy rt 7 in Bennington and Rutland Rt 7 is kind of busy with a lot of cars entering and existing..

South of bennington, Rt 7 is one lane each way with a decent shoulder...
Forum: Touring
08-28-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,965
Posted By Jay H

Make sure the front rack works with the straight...

Make sure the front rack works with the straight blade forks on the vaya...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jay H

I've ridden the CST before, from Grand Gorge out...

I've ridden the CST before, from Grand Gorge out to stamford and beyond... It's a nice trail, dirt path so a hardtail is a nice bike to use but it goes through farms and stuff and it's pretty quiet...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jay H

Of couse, there are walkways on the Rip Van...

Of couse, there are walkways on the Rip Van Winkle, the Mid-Hudson, the Bear Mtn Bridge and I think the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge (it's been awhile since I've been on that one) but the Walkway is...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jay H

I have never biked across the Walkway but I did...

I have never biked across the Walkway but I did walk across it on a drive back to NJ... it's unique in that it is a non-motorized way to go across the hudson, unlike the other hudson river crossings...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Jay H

Based on food alone, I have more experience...

Based on food alone, I have more experience eating in and around New Paltz than Poughkeepsie, so for New Paltz, there are a lot of good places to eat, like the Guilded Otter brewpub, Bacchus,...
08-08-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jay H

Hi, I have no direct experience with New...

Hi, I have no direct experience with New Brunswick, NE or otherwise, but in my experience, if I have a question as to which bike to bring (the skinny tire bike or the fatter touring/cyclocross bike)...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-14, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Jay H

Could check out the Paulinskill RailTrail in...

Could check out the Paulinskill RailTrail in Northwest NJ, it's like 2x miles long one way and you could combine that with the also 2xish mile long Sussex Branch Trail for 50 miles+ Can't help ya on...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Jay H

Took the newly reopened Yarmouth ferry, which is...

Took the newly reopened Yarmouth ferry, which is nice in that you leave Portland and wake up in Yarmouth. If you want to save some money in the already expensive trip (even with the current 20% off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Jay H

Maybe too late but after doing a leisurely 4 day...

Maybe too late but after doing a leisurely 4 day supported ride of the Cabot Trail, I'd say Margaree Harbour to say Ingonish as my favorite section, good views, good stops to check out places and...
07-15-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,141
Posted By Jay H

Are you guys aware of Hola.org? Been using that...

Are you guys aware of Hola.org? Been using that to stream itv.com and Eurosports to watch the TdF Stages and also the World Cup, way better than OTA here and I don't get ESPN....

Jay
07-15-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By Jay H

Paul and Phil are on itv.com. they also have...

Paul and Phil are on itv.com. they also have Chris Boardman doing special articles.

I saw a stage or two on Eurosport and they have Greg LeMond doing special commentary as well...

Jay
Forum: Northeast
07-08-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,394
Posted By Jay H

Pedco Ultra Clamp Assembly PD05020 B&H Photo...

Pedco Ultra Clamp Assembly PD05020 B&H Photo Video (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/239972-REG/Ultrapod_PD05020_Ultra_Clamp_Assembly.html)

I have one of those, you can mount any digicam with...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Jay H

well, if you like flat, cape may county is for...

well, if you like flat, cape may county is for you! Pretty flat, but you can get strong winds off the Ocean or the delaware bay. Stay off the GSP, no matter how nice a shoulder is, Rt 9 is an...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Jay H

and what do they have against western MA? ...

and what do they have against western MA?

Jay
Forum: Northeast
01-16-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Jay H

Why don't you guys go west, like towards the...

Why don't you guys go west, like towards the Berkshires, make it a travelling show!

Jay
Forum: Northeast
12-18-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jay H

if you're trying to get to the catskills from new...

if you're trying to get to the catskills from new paltz, you can *start* by looking at Rt 32. that is a fairly direct route to the Kingston Area, with a lot of opportunities to go off the route,...
Forum: Northeast
12-04-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jay H

Wel, County Rt 16, aka Platte Clove road is paved...

Wel, County Rt 16, aka Platte Clove road is paved and a few years ago actually repaved such that it isn't so pothole'd. It used to be part of the Tour du Pont series back in the 80s/90s (????) when...
Forum: Northeast
11-01-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jay H

And it is probably gone today.. as it was like...

And it is probably gone today.. as it was like 56degs at 6:30am this morning in Pittsfield and raining heavily until now..

Jay
Forum: Northeast
09-29-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Jay H

I don't know if Max Weinberg is really hurting...

I don't know if Max Weinberg is really hurting for money!!! At least having relatives there and knowing where the folks like Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen live, I doubt if they can afford to...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Jay H

I would bring arm/leg warmers if you intend to...

I would bring arm/leg warmers if you intend to stay at the summit for any length of time. Regardless of the temp diff, the summit of greylock is fairly windy on a regular basis so the wind chill is...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By Jay H

it looks like it is only locked to the rack with...

it looks like it is only locked to the rack with one U-lock...

Jay
Forum: Northeast
09-14-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Jay H

It's kind of the end of the season here in the US...

It's kind of the end of the season here in the US (a huge market for any bike mfgr) so perhaps Giant is out of that size and perhaps in between bike line runs as they start looking at 2014 models??? ...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,256
Posted By Jay H

I used hose clamps to mount two trek bat cages to...

I used hose clamps to mount two trek bat cages to the front fork of my Salsa El Mariachi. I used a dremel tool to ream out a channel in the plastic for the hose clamps to go through and it worked...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Jay H

Oh, well on Grand Isle, the main road (rt 2)...

Oh, well on Grand Isle, the main road (rt 2) funnels the cars. I was biking through there from the Grand Isle ferry from NY not too long ago and there are ways of course around Rt 2 and some of it...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Jay H

Stay off the NYS Thruway (I-87)... West of the...

Stay off the NYS Thruway (I-87)... West of the thruway, Rt 23 snakes it way up and around the Escarpment trail and is 2 lanes each way... Not a huge shoulder and highway speed traffic both ways.......
Forum: Northeast
08-25-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Jay H

I'm glad you had a good time on my local rail...

I'm glad you had a good time on my local rail trail. :-) I read an article that Berkshire County/MA wants to extend the rail trail to VT. I think my going west towards Williamstown from No Adams and...
08-22-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Jay H

Might as well add "Ride the Divide" which I found...

Might as well add "Ride the Divide" which I found way more satisfying that the sequel and is about the Great Divide Mtn Bike Route.. (although technically, the movie was about the racers who raced...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jay H

North Adams has some cool places to eat, but do...

North Adams has some cool places to eat, but do they actually brew their own beer?

Chief Brody, there are a few hotels in Lanesborough, though I've never stayed there (why would I? :-)) that...
Forum: Northeast
08-21-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jay H

What is your timeframe? on a weekend? You can...

What is your timeframe? on a weekend? You can probably either camp in my yard or bring an air mattress (so long as you aren't allergic to cats).. I live in Pittsfield now, I probably haven't updated...
Forum: Northeast
08-21-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jay H

How long ago was this? There used to be a brewpub...

How long ago was this? There used to be a brewpub right in Pittsfield but it is now Baba Louies, a very good sourdough pizza place...

there is a good brewpub down in great barrington: ...
Forum: Northeast
08-21-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jay H

Last winter he had a huge snowstorm around...

Last winter he had a huge snowstorm around Halloween... so you can obviously get snow early to mid november... I've biked up greylock both with cars and without cars. if you just get there early,...
Forum: Northeast
08-11-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Jay H

http://www.champlainbikeways.org/ They have...

http://www.champlainbikeways.org/

They have typically easy and short bike trips around both sides of Lake Champlain as well as a 400ish mile loop around the lake... Might be good to check out..
...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Jay H

OK, no first hand experience but I am a die hard...

OK, no first hand experience but I am a die hard happy member of Adventure Cycling Association which is dedicated to the touring cylist..
...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Jay H

Dutchess county is fairly hilly if you go...

Dutchess county is fairly hilly if you go east-west and if you go away from Rt 9, fairly rural. You could combine that with some rides over the walkway or the mid hudson bridge and I-84 is not too...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jay H

Yes, I've ridden most of those sections, the AC...

Yes, I've ridden most of those sections, the AC route goes trhough northern CT all the way from Webster, MA to Salisbury CT before it moseys through Dutchess county headed towards Poughkeepsie.
...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jay H

That would be the Atlantic Coastal Route which...

That would be the Atlantic Coastal Route which you could utilize parts of it, you can check out Adventure Cyling's website for a rough route map and folks here could easily point out good ways to...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Jay H

I would think any bike shop would be willing to...

I would think any bike shop would be willing to pack and ship your bike for a fee so might as well ask around. Shipping it yourself is not that hard a thing, especially if you have a hardshell. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Jay H

FYI: Mt Greylock is ice free!

just in case somebody out there is wondering. Road is still closed to cars but the road is very much bikable.. I saw a cyclist today when I hiked the hopper trail to the summit. There were...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,648
Posted By Jay H

Onteora lake would be sort of far from...

Onteora lake would be sort of far from Monticello. I'm with Jim Kukula but depends on what kind of MTB'ing you're after. Minnewaska SP is very nice, but it's mostly carriage roads and it's kind of...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Jay H

Yes, I think you will find RtD enjoyable given...

Yes, I think you will find RtD enjoyable given that I kind of share your feeling about the second movie by the same folks. I mean, I still liked RtP but not in the same fashion as the first movie. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-13-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Jay H

It certainly wasn't "Ride the Divide", that's for...

It certainly wasn't "Ride the Divide", that's for sure. I really liked RtD which I caught on Netflix.

Jay
Forum: Northeast
04-11-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Jay H

Hmmm, we are supposed to get a batch of...

Hmmm, we are supposed to get a batch of sleet/snow perhaps tonight so the status might change by Friday morning, but I suspect it will be gone by the weekend if that means anything, I doubt they'll...
03-24-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Jay H

SRAM PC-48 8spd chain

I found an old SRAM PC-48 8-spd chain in shrinkwrap which was certainly from my 1995 Marin Team 8spd MTB I had for the longest time. Can I use that PC-48 on a 9spd MTB? (so long as it's long...
Forum: Northeast
02-28-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By Jay H

You could take the train all the way to Wassaic...

You could take the train all the way to Wassaic and ride up the Harlem valley railtrail right from the station. There is a NY state campground in Copake right by Bash Bish falls which you can...
Forum: Northeast
02-23-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Jay H

Theres always the Bon Ton Roulet. I think they...

Theres always the Bon Ton Roulet. I think they sort of publish a route on their pamplet, not detailed but perhaps enough to get ideas of day routes...

Jay
Forum: Northeast
01-31-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,321
Posted By Jay H

If you go west, there is the ashwillticoot (sp?)...

If you go west, there is the ashwillticoot (sp?) railtrail in Cheshire to Adams as well as Mt Greylock itself for a hill challenge...

Jay
Forum: Commuting
01-24-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,594
Posted By Jay H

I have a Vaya and a front fender that I use for...

I have a Vaya and a front fender that I use for commuting... I believe I am using a Planet Bike fender without a problem. I've even used it with a front rack (the one from Salsa that is made for the...
Forum: Touring
12-20-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,478
Posted By Jay H

I have an older Vaya (compact double 2) and it...

I have an older Vaya (compact double 2) and it depends on how hilly it is. I've found in some of my short weekend tours the compact double (50/34) x (12-32) with 26" wheels has a 27.xx gear inches...
12-20-12, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Jay H

I bet if the light wasn't right on it, you...

I bet if the light wasn't right on it, you wouldn't even notice that!

Jay
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