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Forum: Northeast
04-27-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By klepto1

It can be on certain parts. I've only done it...

It can be on certain parts. I've only done it twice (this year being my third time). The first time was a beautiful day and there was congestion in a few bottleneck areas ( entrance to the 59th...
03-20-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By klepto1

Thanks guys. I actually went to the doc this...

Thanks guys. I actually went to the doc this morning. Not nearly as bad as I was anticipating. Turns out I was being dramatic and the pain was tendonitis. No structural damage; just need to stay away...
03-19-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By klepto1

Anyone ever ride with a stress fracture?

First - I know you are not doctors. I already have an appointment scheduled. But I am interested in anyone elses experience. I believe I have developed or I am developing a stress fracture in my...
02-08-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,437
Posted By klepto1

I tried earbuds, but I did not like not being...

I tried earbuds, but I did not like not being able to hear what was going on around me. I live in NYC and there are a lot of cars everywhere you go. In my case, I have to ride through some tight...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-11-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By klepto1

Awesome. Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.

Awesome. Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-10-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By klepto1

I was just looking for an organized ride similar...

I was just looking for an organized ride similar to the 5 boro or the NY Century ride. No specific requirements, just wondering if they had organized rides to participate in. I did a google search...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-08-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By klepto1

Information on Philadelphia Bike Tours

Hi Friends,

I was curious if anyone can point me towards a place to find information on any bike tours in Philadelphia. For context I live in NY and I am looking for a middle ground to do some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,104
Posted By klepto1

Thanks. I am not going to over think it, I want...

Thanks. I am not going to over think it, I want to purchase them asap so I can get back on the road. 25mm have worked well up to this point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,104
Posted By klepto1

This thread is exactly what I was looking for....

This thread is exactly what I was looking for. I've been waiting for the stock tires on my Giant Defy to wear out so that I can replace them. And just as I was about to start shopping around got a...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 212,134
Posted By klepto1

I have a road bike so I stick to paved roads....

I have a road bike so I stick to paved roads. I'll usually do 15-25 miles depending on how much time I have. When I was riding more consistently I would also do 30-40 mile rides with friends on the...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 212,134
Posted By klepto1

Pardon me if this is the wrong place to post this...

Pardon me if this is the wrong place to post this question. But I may be moving into the Bladwin area over the summer and I am looking for some places to explore on my road bike. More importantly I...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,135
Posted By klepto1

Despite the rain I really enjoyed the ride. I...

Despite the rain I really enjoyed the ride. I experienced a lot less standing and waiting than the previous time I did the bike tour. Less congestion and bottlenecks. But boy did we get cold quickly...
03-29-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By klepto1

Thanks for the advice. The chart is awesome. I...

Thanks for the advice. The chart is awesome. I wasn't sure about the durability of an adjustable stem. But if its not too expensive I suppose it is worth a try.
03-29-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By klepto1

This is the stem I was considering that is listed...

This is the stem I was considering that is listed as a mountain bike stem. The clamp and diameter are compatible with my bike.

Amazon.com : Ritchey Comp 30 stem black (Length: 70 mm) Mountain...
03-29-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By klepto1

A couple of stem questions.

Hello Friends,

I have a few stem related questions that I am hoping you can help me with. I am looking to replace the stem with the goal of achieving a better bike fit.

The context is...
09-02-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,648
Posted By klepto1

I switched from a hybrid to a Giant Defy 1 last...

I switched from a hybrid to a Giant Defy 1 last year. I love it. I had to flip the stem upwards to be more comfortable. I am short, have short arms and lack flexibility so that made a big difference...
04-20-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 896
Posted By klepto1

Recommendations for Bike Fit in NYC

Hi Friends,

Its been quite a while since I have posted. I decided to finally get a professional bike fit and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good shop in the NYC/LI area.
09-03-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By klepto1

He didn't say daily. But I stretch 3-5 days a...

He didn't say daily. But I stretch 3-5 days a week including the days I go to physical therapy. I started doing it on my own at home so that I could save money on co-payments. Basically I was riding...
09-03-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By klepto1

Just Checkin in

Hey Guys,

Haven't been very active on this forum at all this year, so I wanted to check in, say whats up and let you guys know where I'm at. I barely reached my 1000 mile goal last year, but i...
09-03-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,005
Posted By klepto1

Hey Guys, Haven't posted in here for a...

Hey Guys,

Haven't posted in here for a while. I've spent the last 8 weeks in physical therapy recovering from a hamstring injury. Last 4 weeks riding very lightly. Did about 75 miles in...
Forum: Introductions
08-22-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By klepto1

Welcome from a fellow Queens cyclist. See you on...

Welcome from a fellow Queens cyclist. See you on the road.
08-20-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,326
Posted By klepto1

Sorry it took me a while to get back to reply. I...

Sorry it took me a while to get back to reply. I am 5'6. not sure of my cycling inseam. I have a size small. Although I have been recently wondering if I would have been better off with Medium. My...
08-07-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,326
Posted By klepto1

Adjustable Stem?

Hi Guys,

I bought a new road bike recently (Giant Defy 1). Its awesome. However the bike shop did a crappy job helping me get fit. However I am not new to cycling and have an idea of what works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By klepto1

Would that pump fit under a water cage? My...

Would that pump fit under a water cage? My current pump does not and I honestly never really thought about just looking for a leaner pump.

EDIT: I read the reviews and it is mentioned several...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By klepto1

Purchased my first road bike!

Hi Roadie friends. I'm in my 4th year riding on a hybrid bike. I finally made the upgrade to my first road bike. I purchased a 2014 Giant Defy 1 - should be ready in the shop tomorrow. I have a few...
03-25-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By klepto1

Thanks you both for the replies. I appreciate the...

Thanks you both for the replies. I appreciate the feedback. I am really anxious and excited to get back on the bike. Not just because of the event, but I just enjoy riding and like the work out.
...
03-23-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By klepto1

The formatting on my ride calendar didn't quite...

The formatting on my ride calendar didn't quite come out how I planned. Hopefully you can make it out based on the description above. If you can't I take a screenshot and add a picture of my riding...
03-23-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By klepto1

Training Plan critique & questions

Hi Everyone.

I am doing the NYC 5 boro bike tour on May 4th. It is a 40 mile ride. It will be my first organized ride. I had hoped to start riding earlier in the season but we have had a...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By klepto1

Thanks guys. This is my first organized ride and...

Thanks guys. This is my first organized ride and it will likely be the first time I ride that far. Last weekend was my longest ride at 27 miles. I am trying to increase my mileage over the next...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By klepto1

NYC Century - 55 Mile Route

Hey guys,

Is anyone familiar with the 55 mile route of the NYC century this September? Any idea on what kind of climbing is involved?
06-25-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,462
Posted By klepto1

Hey Guys, Haven't found a lot of time...

Hey Guys,

Haven't found a lot of time this month to get on here and provide updates. My goal for this month was 150 miles. As of about 2 hours ago I am at 151 miles for the month. This is the...
06-18-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By klepto1

@ 10 Wheels - You're making me hungry ... j/k.How...

@ 10 Wheels - You're making me hungry ... j/k.How long do you wait after that meal to jump on your bike?

@ BBeasley - I ride a hybrid bike. 2009 GT Transeo 5.0. I ride on roads, MUPs and through...
06-18-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By klepto1

Thanks Charlie! I think I drink a lot of...

Thanks Charlie!

I think I drink a lot of water. Separate from cycling I just enjoy drinking lots of water. Although I feel like I wake up dehydrated and takes me a few hours to drink enough to be...
06-18-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By klepto1

Am I doing something wrong?

Hey Guys,

Sorry, this might be longer than it needs to be. Can you help me to figure out if I am doing something wrong. Everyone seems to be able to increase mileage quickly compared to me. I...
06-18-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,462
Posted By klepto1

Haven't had a lot of time to jump in here and...

Haven't had a lot of time to jump in here and update. But just a quick one, my goal for this month is 150 (all time high for me). And I am very on track to meet it. With my last ride on sunday I am...
06-18-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By klepto1

Sorry I disappeared for a while. Work is a little...

Sorry I disappeared for a while. Work is a little crazy right now. I had to go out of town for work for a few days, decided to sneak in a quick 12 mile ride the night before. Ended up rolling over a...
06-09-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By klepto1

Thanks for all of the info. I had to spend some...

Thanks for all of the info. I had to spend some time on google and Sheldon Brown's website to understand everything you guys were talking about ...lol

I lost some weight, but I am still at about...
06-08-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By klepto1

First time replacing tires - any suggestions?

Hello Everyone,

I am replacing the tires on my bike for the first time. I have not changed any components on my bike since I got it so I dont really know much about what direction to go. I...
06-03-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By klepto1

Frustrating video of a cyclist being harrased in Brooklyn

http://m.brobible.com/life/article/biker-brooklyn-bullied-hasidic-jews
05-07-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 10,124
Posted By klepto1

I was in for 100 this month. Add 10% and I am...

I was in for 100 this month. Add 10% and I am 110.

MTD = 22.7

5/1 - 8
5/7 - 14.7
Forum: Northeast
10-26-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By klepto1

I'm not packing in so early this year. When it...

I'm not packing in so early this year. When it snowed last Halloween I though my riding season was over and packed everything away. Nov & Dec turned out to be pretty mild and I could have got a few...
10-26-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By klepto1

I don't know the answers to your questions, but I...

I don't know the answers to your questions, but I pray for your speedy and full recovery.
10-25-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,407
Posted By klepto1

10/1 - 13.65 10/5 - 19.39 10/8 - 12.6 10/9...

10/1 - 13.65
10/5 - 19.39
10/8 - 12.6
10/9 - 11.66
10/14 - 22.17
10/16 - 11.31
10/21 - 5.92
10/21 - 5.19
10/24 - 24.32
10-17-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,407
Posted By klepto1

Hi Everyone, Its been a busy month and I...

Hi Everyone,

Its been a busy month and I haven't time to post any updates, but I am on track for my monthly goal. I actually think that I am on pace to go over my goal, but lets take one step at...
10-01-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,407
Posted By klepto1

I met my 125 last month and was going for 140....

I met my 125 last month and was going for 140. But I see the 5% and its a 150 thread so I am going to go for the 150. I am feeling optimistic about it.
10-01-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 6,763
Posted By klepto1

I got in a 15 mile ride on Saturday which brought...

I got in a 15 mile ride on Saturday which brought me to 130. My goal for the month was 125.
09-25-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 6,763
Posted By klepto1

9/19 - 6.9 9/22 - 10.1 9/23 - 10 MTD -...

9/19 - 6.9
9/22 - 10.1
9/23 - 10

MTD - 114.72
Goal - 125
09-25-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,279
Posted By klepto1

Everyone is probably different. Compared to what...

Everyone is probably different. Compared to what I have read on others post, I got fit slower than most. Maybe its just an indication of how unfit I was. But that aside, I see the most gains when I...
09-19-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 6,763
Posted By klepto1

9/13 - 13.63 9/17 - 20.53 MTD - 87.71 ...

9/13 - 13.63
9/17 - 20.53

MTD - 87.71
Goal - 125 Miles
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,125
Posted By klepto1

^^^^This. I find the rear derailer shifts much...

^^^^This. I find the rear derailer shifts much more smoothly under tension that the front. Atleast in my case I have stop for street lights during some of my climbs and its easier to shift down on...
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