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Forum: Northeast
11-24-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By lrzipris

From Lower Merion, you are not far from lots of...

From Lower Merion, you are not far from lots of beautiful roads. Depending on how much time you can spare, your best bet, I think, is to find a local club ride to join. Check out the following clubs:...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-08, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By lrzipris

You might stop in with the photo (and serial...

You might stop in with the photo (and serial number, if/when you get it) at Bicycle Therapy, Breakaway, Trophy and the other local shops, and ask them to keep an eye out. Good luck.
Forum: Northeast
06-06-08, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,731
Posted By lrzipris

Some Central Bucks Bike Club rides also overlap...

Some Central Bucks Bike Club rides also overlap that general area. On the club's web site, you can access cue sheets, by entering two of the three criteria (terrain:hilly and distance:over 45), you...
05-12-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By lrzipris

http://www.velowear.com/semicustomoverview.aspx

http://www.velowear.com/semicustomoverview.aspx
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By lrzipris

There's a cycling club at the University of...

There's a cycling club at the University of Minnesota, and grad students often ride with such clubs. Maybe you could hook up with that crowd. http://www.tc.umn.edu/~umnct/home/index.shtml
Forum: Northeast
04-21-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By lrzipris

Northern Liberties? Sometimes you can find...

Northern Liberties? Sometimes you can find bargains in South Philly. Depending on what kind of living arrangements you're open to, perhaps West Philly around Drexel/UPenn?
Forum: Northeast
04-12-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By lrzipris

Why do you say this? From the Amtrak web site:...

Why do you say this? From the Amtrak web site: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Copy/Title_Image_Copy_Page&cid=1080080554487&c=am2Copy&ssid=43
Forum: Northeast
01-30-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By lrzipris

If anyone has any questions about the Quad...

If anyone has any questions about the Quad County, I'd be happy to respond--I'm an active member of SCU and volunteer at the event.
Forum: Northeast
01-11-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,346
Posted By lrzipris

Besides njbikemap.com, another good resource is...

Besides njbikemap.com, another good resource is local legend Bill Cotton: http://www.billcotton.com. There are also several big charity rides that go from Philadelphia to the shore: the ACS and MS...
Forum: Northeast
12-05-07, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,295
Posted By lrzipris

D., if you are Dustin, your site is fantastic....

D., if you are Dustin, your site is fantastic. Thank you, thank you. I rely on it to plan rides I lead for my local clubs, and I tell every cyclist I meet around here about it. You've provided a...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By lrzipris

On the CBBC web site (www.cbbikeclub.org), go to...

On the CBBC web site (www.cbbikeclub.org), go to the cue sheet page, and you'll find some nice routes. Or do the crushed gravel trail along the Delaware River (NJ side). The area where your folks...
Forum: Touring
11-29-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By lrzipris

If I recall, it had odd scheduling this year--the...

If I recall, it had odd scheduling this year--the off-day was the last day. I also have been told that it's hard to get in, limited to 125 riders, booked within minutes.
Forum: Northeast
11-19-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By lrzipris

Central Bucks Bike Club is a nice group of folks....

Central Bucks Bike Club is a nice group of folks. Check out the web site, www.cbbikeclub.org, and come on a ride at your level; you don't need to be a member. I lead three road rides a month for the...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By lrzipris

CBBC doesn't post the cue sheets. I think I kept...

CBBC doesn't post the cue sheets. I think I kept a copy of the 50 mile route and I might be able to get the metric; then I could scan and email them to you. Or you could follow the markings that...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By lrzipris

Just noticed that the photos are up:...

Just noticed that the photos are up: http://www.imageextreme.com
Forum: Touring
10-16-07, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By lrzipris

Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Assuming my...

Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Assuming my permanent residency application is approved, I hope to retire in several years, either to Vancouver or near Courtenay or Comox, on Vancouver Island, so...
Forum: Northeast
10-15-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By lrzipris

Here's the photographer information: The website...

Here's the photographer information: The website is http://www.imageextreme.com/, the photos aren't up yet (today is 10/15), and CBBC will be putting a link on the website in a few days.
Forum: Northeast
10-15-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By lrzipris

Thanks for the comments. If I may respond...

Thanks for the comments. If I may respond without, I hope, sounding defensive.

Papedaler: Sorry about the congestion. I experienced the same problem riding sweep on the 33 hilly when that route...
Forum: Northeast
10-14-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By lrzipris

Covered Bridges Ride--Feedback?

If you rode the CBBC Covered Bridges Ride today (10/14/07), I hope you (and the other 3000+ riders) enjoyed the ride. And if you have any comments or suggestions, I'll be glad to pass them along to...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Jay68442, also remember the old saying, "If you...

Jay68442, also remember the old saying, "If you are comfortable and warm at the start of a ride, you're overdressed." I assure you that you will warm up quickly once you start climbing a bit. And the...
Forum: Touring
10-11-07, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By lrzipris

BC Touring

For a possible trip this summer, I'm looking for suggestions and advice about supported touring in British Columbia, primarily the southern area, perhaps on Vancouver Island. I've found several...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

The 30 is really flat: it goes out the back of...

The 30 is really flat: it goes out the back of the park onto the canal path, to Uhlerstown, where you cross the river to Frenchtown, and head down either Rte 29 or the path to Bulls Island (the rest...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Mike: The terrain in Upper Bucks is hillier, with...

Mike: The terrain in Upper Bucks is hillier, with lots more climbing than the Warrington/Doylestown/Buckingham area. If you ride up Carversville Road (from the Carversville store) to Durham Road (Rte...
Forum: Introductions
10-05-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By lrzipris

Why are you thinking of MTB/off-road? As a...

Why are you thinking of MTB/off-road? As a novice, you might find road riding, perhaps on a hybrid, an easier place to start. Less rolling resistance, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-07, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,609
Posted By lrzipris

Several recent threads on camera mounts: ...

Several recent threads on camera mounts:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297705&highlight=camera+mount
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=135378&highlight=camera+mount...
Forum: Northeast
10-05-07, 05:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

In the past, the 33 has had a water stop at ~7...

In the past, the 33 has had a water stop at ~7 miles, and a full rest/food stop at ~22 miles. I haven't been paying much attention to this year's arrangements, so I don't know any details, but...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Sorry, Jason, I don't know. I seem to recall a...

Sorry, Jason, I don't know. I seem to recall a topo kind of map, but I can't find it; if I locate it, I'll let you know. If you decide to give the 33 a try, let me know: I'm riding sweep on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By lrzipris

Nah, not too expensive if you buy in bulk (and...

Nah, not too expensive if you buy in bulk (and don't mind buying from big-box stores). But then your winter riding season in Minnesota is probably MUCH longer than here in SE PA! :)

Several...
Forum: Introductions
10-04-07, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By lrzipris

Get some cool-weather gear (a layering system of...

Get some cool-weather gear (a layering system of fleece and windblock gloves, tops, pants, maybe a balaclava or other head covering), alter your expectations a bit, and simply keep riding.

Besides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-07, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By lrzipris

Many friends around here swear by those little...

Many friends around here swear by those little hand or toe warmer packets used, for example, by hunters.

Amfib is a PI trademark: http://www.pearlizumi.com/search.php?search=amfib. But, for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By lrzipris

Scenic country roads, with little traffic,...

Scenic country roads, with little traffic, variations in terrain--some hills, some descents, some flats (where you can get a nice cadence and routine). Farm land, semi-rural countryside, places the...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Jason, I belong to CBBC (and volunteer at this...

Jason, I belong to CBBC (and volunteer at this ride) and ride up there a lot, so I'm familiar with the local terrain. It's rolling and hilly, and would/will be quite challenging for you. Not only is...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By lrzipris

Come on some CBBC rides and see what you think of...

Come on some CBBC rides and see what you think of the club, the routes, the company, then decide if CBBC is for you. We like new members but you don't need to belong to ride with the club. What level...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-07, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By lrzipris

Look down about 7-8 threads for a discussion of...

Look down about 7-8 threads for a discussion of BF participation on the CBBC CBR: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342176

And check out the monthly CBBC ride calendar (I lead 3 a month):...
09-19-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By lrzipris

Gmaps Pedometer Problems?

Anyone else having problems lately with Google's Gmaps Pedometer? For the past several days, it's difficult to get clean point-to-point clicks, and the lines go all over the maps, I can't backtrack...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-07, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By lrzipris

Gettysburg/Hanover, PA

I'll be out in the Gettysburg/Hanover, PA, area in mid-October, for the BCP Fall Foliage Weekend (http://www.phillybikeclub.org/fallweekend/FFW_07_Main.html). Because this is beyond my usual...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Well. you just did the flat route. It's pretty...

Well. you just did the flat route. It's pretty basic, isn't it? If you go about 8.5 miles south of Frenchtown, you come to a park called Bulls Island. That's the turn-around for the 20 miler and the...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

The difference between the flat 30 and the hilly...

The difference between the flat 30 and the hilly 33 is significant. The 33 miler is on roads, mostly quiet back roads, not the path; the ride starts along the Delaware River, so you have to climb to...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-07, 04:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

I couldn't give you hard percentages, but my...

I couldn't give you hard percentages, but my guess is ~60% path, 40% 29. You will find groups on both. With riders (and walkers and other users) going in both directions on the path, it's more...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

Better, Randy. As I recall the Perkiomen Trail,...

Better, Randy. As I recall the Perkiomen Trail, it's rougher, larger gravel. I don't know what the paths would be like on a bent, but you could do the entire 20/30 miles on the road instead. The only...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,263
Posted By lrzipris

The two short routes are part road, part crushed...

The two short routes are part road, part crushed gravel path, mostly the latter. The 20 miler is almost entirely path; the 30 is the the 20-route extended, on two roads, one with a very wide shoulder...
09-12-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By lrzipris

On my bike, I always ask, "Do you have what you...

On my bike, I always ask, "Do you have what you need?" In my car with my bike gear, I stop and ask if they want to use my floor pump to make sure they have adequate pressure (& maybe conserve...
09-10-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By lrzipris

Sheldon Brown: "Presta valves have built-in valve...

Sheldon Brown: "Presta valves have built-in valve caps, which must be opened before you can pump them up. These caps are "captive" nuts, which cannot be removed. Since there is no spring in a Presta...
09-07-07, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By lrzipris

Gingergin raised an excellent point about...

Gingergin raised an excellent point about relaxing, one that I overlooked. It helps to think of maintaining some flex in your elbows--that is, be conscious of when your arms are too straight and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-07, 05:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,242
Posted By lrzipris

Tom Kellogg and his partner Jeff Dusan (Spectrum...

Tom Kellogg and his partner Jeff Dusan (Spectrum Cycles) build wonderful steel frames, and Tom is a genius at custom-fit/design. Look for yourself: http://www.spectrum-cycles.com/index.htm
09-07-07, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By lrzipris

I'll take the contrarian view: in my experience,...

I'll take the contrarian view: in my experience, you're losing too much air too quickly. When you say that you're sure there are no leaks, what did you do to ascertain this? Did you submerge the...
09-07-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,492
Posted By lrzipris

FWIW, we keep a floor pump in our office for...

FWIW, we keep a floor pump in our office for benefit of the commuters. I've fixed flats for people at work, and sometimes folks just need to top a tire up to the pressure they want. As it sounds like...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-07, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By lrzipris

I'd have trouble wearing my lime-green NLG legal...

I'd have trouble wearing my lime-green NLG legal observer hat under my cycling helmet!
09-03-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By lrzipris

Many physical issues stem from poor fit--ie, a...

Many physical issues stem from poor fit--ie, a bike that's set up improperly for the rider. In your case, you may be leaning on your hands too much. Were you fitted by a reputable shop? The dynamics...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By lrzipris

The OTHER CBR--Save the Date

Now that you've had so much fun and camaraderie on the Lancaster Covered Bridges Ride, you might want to mark your calendar for the other Covered Bridges Ride, the annual fall classic hosted by the...
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