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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

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Track Bike
08-15-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,107
Posted By NYCJohn170

Some real gold upthread. Bone density, shoe life...

Some real gold upthread. Bone density, shoe life expectancy, Treadmills, trail running etc.

I've been cycling since my paper route days but took up running just after I turned 60. Though I ran...
08-15-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By NYCJohn170

I did a Tuscany bike tour last year. It's...

I did a Tuscany bike tour last year. It's different. They had a lot of wars BITD, all of the towns are on hilltops. So your day goes something like so....
Breakfast, screaming descent, flattish,...
10-30-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,797
Posted By NYCJohn170

Thank you, it is indeed a Redemption. I just had...

Thank you, it is indeed a Redemption. I just had it tuned up at my LBS. Thank you!
10-07-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,797
Posted By NYCJohn170

Hi, I've been away for a while. I was...

Hi,

I've been away for a while. I was getting too beat up on MTB and started running. Did about 60 running races, some CX, a sprint Tri.

I miss MTB. I'm almost 65. Gonna do one last...
10-12-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By NYCJohn170

I'm trying to register for Masters 60 - 64. Says...

I'm trying to register for Masters 60 - 64. Says to check back later. Is that right? May end up sleeping in the car.

Also, appears it's straight to the finals. But the schedule that's up says...
10-05-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By NYCJohn170

Is anyone doing this? I'm thinking about it. ...

Is anyone doing this? I'm thinking about it. May've thought over long.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

267720 Looks like I forgot to put this up. ...

267720

Looks like I forgot to put this up. Now it's under a tent :(.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,698
Posted By NYCJohn170

+2 I think a hardtail is nice when you start...

+2

I think a hardtail is nice when you start commuting, you work up to a CX but if you stay with it you'll be on a track bike. I sure can't imagine chaining an expensive bike outside on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

My new Raleigh Rush Hour Single Speed on my...

My new Raleigh Rush Hour Single Speed on my morning commute.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By NYCJohn170

Train like a Boss ...

Train like a Boss


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze9IOtK1-RU&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,454
Posted By NYCJohn170

I bought a s/s about 10 days ago. I wanted to...

I bought a s/s about 10 days ago. I wanted to take my CX to our weekend place and leave it and needed a new commuter for NYC. For over a year, I bounced between a nice roadie or even a Tri Bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 41,179
Posted By NYCJohn170

244830 What kind of gravel are we talking...

244830

What kind of gravel are we talking about here? A nicely groomed bridle path or a rutted washboard with fist sized rocks?
I just borrowed this from the Bikes on Water thread. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 41,179
Posted By NYCJohn170

I often take loads of dirt on my CX with the 32s...

I often take loads of dirt on my CX with the 32s though I prefer either of my MTBs. The CX is good for taking the road to the off road.

Last week I switched out my 32s on my CX to 28 Gatorskins. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

http://www.mbpost.com/images/medium/276626.jpg ...

http://www.mbpost.com/images/medium/276626.jpg

My DH takes a little more dirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,637
Posted By NYCJohn170

http://www.mbpost.com/images/medium/282334.JPG ...

http://www.mbpost.com/images/medium/282334.JPG

Montauk Lighthouse

With 32s, my CX can take some dirt
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,453
Posted By NYCJohn170

+ 1 When I spend big money for gear, I like...

+ 1

When I spend big money for gear, I like to keep my eye on it.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By NYCJohn170

No. A 30 miler continuous would build endurance...

No. A 30 miler continuous would build endurance far better.

I dont't really like arriving a sweating mess either. But life isn't always perfect. My commute is a nice warm up. I run around 5...
07-20-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,893
Posted By NYCJohn170

To MTB in the Islamic World, like say Morocco,...

To MTB in the Islamic World, like say Morocco, you'll need the knee length loose shorts. I wouldn't want to go surfboard loose but not form fitting. Most of those areas are high desert anyway so...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,832
Posted By NYCJohn170

This mornings commute was like the death ride...

This mornings commute was like the death ride from hell.

The two morans in cars that pulled U turns in front of me fortunately had their windows open so they were able to hear what I thought of...
06-19-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,910
Posted By NYCJohn170

I have the bike in question after many years of...

I have the bike in question after many years of no suspension hard tails etc

The high front end on my DH, levels me out a little. So I'm riding down hill a little more normally missing some of...
06-08-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,825
Posted By NYCJohn170

Somehow I've always suspected this. Having tried...

Somehow I've always suspected this. Having tried it a few times on my sons BMX.

I saw an 8, or so, year old girl in Cental Park. Flying down the steepest hill just standing on the pegs on the...
06-05-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,448
Posted By NYCJohn170

I like it too. Somehow it seems like the...

I like it too.

Somehow it seems like the answer to all those threads whether to rebuild some POS (I'm in that dilemma now with the Tass) or jump into something new. The new bikes are just way...
06-01-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By NYCJohn170

Interesting. I didn't know someone would...

Interesting. I didn't know someone would intentionally modify a tire with a knife.

Fits though. The rear one of my Maxxis Ignitor 2.35 had that look (I bought it used). That someone had done...
06-01-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,961
Posted By NYCJohn170

This ^^^ puts me in mind of my CX, Before I took...

This ^^^ puts me in mind of my CX, Before I took it to my LBS for a tune up. The V brakes squealed like hell. I loved that. Come up behind tourons walking on the bike path, and give them a little...
06-01-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,961
Posted By NYCJohn170

I thought that myself. Somehow, disc just feels...

I thought that myself. Somehow, disc just feels better. More like it's in charge at the time when you want to be in total control. That solid reassuring feeling transmitting itself from your hand to...
05-25-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,745
Posted By NYCJohn170

We've got "Fleet Week" here and on the Bike Path...

We've got "Fleet Week" here and on the Bike Path there was a lot of barricades and cops this morning. So a cute little female, who put me in mind of this one, passed me, got right in front of me,...
05-19-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By NYCJohn170

I have one and I love it. Won't replace the...

I have one and I love it. Won't replace the Rockhopper though. I put my knobbies on it and will ride like 10 or so miles to the trail and take it off road. But woodland trails and old roads. Not...
05-17-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,745
Posted By NYCJohn170

+ 1 In a situation like this, you're often...

+ 1

In a situation like this, you're often looking in front of them. So they become predictable. You see something in front of them, you're slowing at the same time as them. Same in a car. ...
05-04-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By NYCJohn170

I've never been busted in New England. I usually...

I've never been busted in New England. I usually stop the bike or get off when I encounter hikers. Since wilderness is nearly always tree covered in New England, I don't think they'll find you with...
04-26-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By NYCJohn170

I've run both Kevlar and Armadillos here on the...

I've run both Kevlar and Armadillos here on the glass covered streets of NYC.

Armadillo clearly superior.
04-26-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By NYCJohn170

There it is. + 1 You need a DH/FR, a Tri...

There it is. + 1

You need a DH/FR, a Tri Bike, a CX, couple of beaters, a bike at your g/fs, maybe one of each at your g/fs, a nice bike so you have extras and can go riding when your out of town...
04-22-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,766
Posted By NYCJohn170

I had to try this out.. ...

I had to try this out..

http://www.mbpost.com/images/medium/280099.JPG

There is: embed it instead of attaching (little picture icon - - or just bracket the URL with ). Go to edit and you'll...
04-21-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,267
Posted By NYCJohn170

Yup. + 1 My Cyclocross knobbies get all...

Yup. + 1

My Cyclocross knobbies get all squigly on pavement. Feels loose and squeaks. Sometimes I'll ride to a trail on them. Probably that sound is the pavement eating them alive.

But the...
04-20-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By NYCJohn170

Get some dirty looks if it's crowded and better...

Get some dirty looks if it's crowded and better keep the chain clean. Somebody gets their clothes dirty from your filthy bike and - well you can imagine.

But yeah, we have a couple cool places...
04-19-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By NYCJohn170

I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I bought the...

I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I bought the bike used off eBay last year. I changed out one flat but I don't remember which one. Didn't look like one of my patching jobs.

But wouldn't...
04-18-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By NYCJohn170

When I open them up and there's already a patch...

When I open them up and there's already a patch there, I toss them.
04-18-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By NYCJohn170

I got a flat yesterday with a tube. I didn't run...

I got a flat yesterday with a tube. I didn't run an autopsy on it, though the tube held air after I threw it away. Kind of ruled out thorns. Impact? Lots of fallen trees and rocks yesterday. I...
04-18-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,766
Posted By NYCJohn170

I decided against Kayaking this weekend. ...

I decided against Kayaking this weekend.
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/208741_218409271509515_100000213317604_1068941_4850624_n.jpg

(There's a secret to making pix bigger on...
04-13-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By NYCJohn170

Really great Vid. I was hanging on with the...

Really great Vid. I was hanging on with the jumps.

This was with a DH? If you don't mind, what was the tire pressure? I recently lowered the tire pressure on my DH to 32lbs. Seems ridiculously...
03-08-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By NYCJohn170

Yup. That Vid rules!!!!1111

Yup. That Vid rules!!!!1111
03-07-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,766
Posted By NYCJohn170

^^^ Nice ride. Yesterday, there were a few...

^^^ Nice ride.

Yesterday, there were a few easily avoidable patches of snow. Just wet enough to get that tail slide going on the downhills. Nice slide in a White Pine Forest on the needles but...
02-28-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By NYCJohn170

Actually, DH and skiing are both gravity sports. ...

Actually, DH and skiing are both gravity sports. So it would seem you would have an inside edge in doing this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG3Xb6S7W3w
02-27-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By NYCJohn170

That's for downhill? Has to be a ski area...

That's for downhill? Has to be a ski area curiosity..

Went riding yesterday in the woods. Kept hitting big patches of snow and ice. Even with 2.3 inch tires it was tough. Esp uphill.
02-18-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By NYCJohn170

Things can happen pretty quickly on the trails....

Things can happen pretty quickly on the trails. Lots of time you won't want to be clipped in. But a long ride on roads to get to the TH and you'll want to be clipped. So on both my MTBs I have these:...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By NYCJohn170

I too did my first bike commute in a couple of...

I too did my first bike commute in a couple of months in NYC today.

Paid for it. Bike needed a cleaning and a half after. Still melting snow, lots of dirt, and piles of Salt. My Cyclo was a...
02-14-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By NYCJohn170

Yeah + 1 My friends did this once. Took...

Yeah + 1

My friends did this once. Took too long. The party was starting to break up and he ran it into a Pizzaria urgent.

The Pizza oven was indeed faster but by the time they got it...
02-09-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 8,753
Posted By NYCJohn170

+1

+1
02-03-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 8,753
Posted By NYCJohn170

I like running on a TM, but I've just joined a...

I like running on a TM, but I've just joined a running group and the coach says the impact of roads builds up bone density in the lower extremities. So I think the TM is good for building up the...
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