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Gummee! 02-22-2010 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Greenaway type paths on the East Coast are typically paved and can very from 1 mile to 20 or so miles in most cases. Built for walking, running and riding bicycles.

I prefer to ride them because I don't want to get run over on the streets.

For me it depends on what I'm doing.

If I'm toodling along smelling the roses, yeah, I'll ride bike paths.

If I'm out for a *ride* I'm on the road. 1. cars are like elephants: big, clumsy, and clueless that yer there. Treat em as such and it helps. and 2. people on MUTs are dangerous! Joggers doing u-turns in front of me. Kids on bikes wobbling all over the path or if they're not on bikes, running all over the path unexpectedly. Dogs on leashes across the path. Etc. Something about 'being out of traffic' means people turn off their brains. :confused Nope. Let me deal with the heffalumps on the road. Least they're semi-predictable!

M

GR0NK 02-22-2010 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by scorpion
Not something that happens everyday
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._1257775_n.jpg
going from full sprint to this in rush hour traffic was quite a ride.

P.Diddy wil know what to do.

Nice! I had that happen to me on my 1976 Peugeot UO9 Super Sport. Happened on the chainwheel side. My foot planted to the ground and the cogs dug into my calf. I still have that crank, and the bike as a matter of fact. The scars are long gone though. :freaky


Sean :bmwrider

ducnut 02-22-2010 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Do you guys like greenaway type paths for riding??

Thoughts?

I have one close that I use all the time, if I decide to go east. If I go west, I'm completely out in the country in a single mile, on city streets.

I support this organization.

This one, too.

HardCase 02-22-2010 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Greenaway type paths on the East Coast are typically paved and can very from 1 mile to 20 or so miles in most cases. Built for walking, running and riding bicycles.

I prefer to ride them because I don't want to get run over on the streets.

My son lives in Minneapolis and they have a fairly extensive path system that is actually called the Greenway there. I usually drive out in the summer to visit, and haul a bike with me when I go. I like it, but agree with Gummee! that you really can't go all-out, at least not in many areas. Some of the more rural stretches are pretty uncrowded, but when you get into the downtown area some places can be virtual traffic-jams of bikes, roller-blades, joggers, walkers, kids on bikes, skate-boards, etc. Still, it is nice to be able to ride and not deal with cars.

Bimble 02-22-2010 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by HardCase
My son lives in Minneapolis and they have a fairly extensive path system that is actually called the Greenway there. I usually drive out in the summer to visit, and haul a bike with me when I go. I like it, but agree with Gummee! that you really can't go all-out, at least not in many areas. Some of the more rural stretches are pretty uncrowded, but when you get into the downtown area some places can be virtual traffic-jams of bikes, roller-blades, joggers, walkers, kids on bikes, skate-boards, etc. Still, it is nice to be able to ride and not deal with cars.

The greenway and other paths in Minneapolis are actually posted at 10mph and you are very correct. They can be quite crowded, but are otherwise very cool for getting around. I'm a fan of the trail systems along and south of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. The Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey County websites have great maps of the trails if you two are looking for new riding opportunities.

HardCase 02-22-2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
The greenway and other paths in Minneapolis are actually posted at 10mph and you are very correct. They can be quite crowded, but are otherwise very cool for getting around. I'm a fan of the trail systems along and south of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. The Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey County websites have great maps of the trails if you two are looking for new riding opportunities.



:thumb Thanks for the tips, I'll check it out in more detail before my next visit. My son is a fairly avid cyclist and is pretty familiar with the different trails, so I usually just follow his lead, but I may go off on my own some this year so having some maps and familiarity would be good. Besides, HardCaseJunior sometimes has a difficult time keeping up with the old man!! :lol3

cosybike 02-22-2010 09:52 AM

I'm a bike nut Too!
 
As well as a specialised epic and a stumpjumper FSR I have one of these. www.cosybike.co.uk

http://cosybike.co.uk/Resources/dscf3733.jpeg

skibum69 02-22-2010 10:50 AM

Ok, I get it. They've just approved starting the "St. John's City Cycling Plan" here which will be a first. I think I know of 2 public bike racks in the whole damned city-one of the worst cities in Canada as far as cycling and driver awareness are concerned. But it's home and I ride wherever whenever. Excellent technical mtn biking close to home too.

Cat0020 02-22-2010 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
Holy shit.

I don't think I have the lung power to coast downhill at 10,000 ft.

That'd be a 3 or 4 day trip for me.

Actually, pedaling down 10,000+ ft. in 38 miles took approx. 45 minutes. Had to sit up and use upright upperbody and arms to slow bike down instead of braking that might heat up the rims and cause a flat.

Between the elevation of 6500 ft. and 4000 ft. or so, it was in the rain/fog/clouds.. cold and wet, visibility down to 20 ft. at 40+ mph.. passing cars in hairpin turns.. fun fun fun...

http://www.bombaydigital.com/article...la-terrain.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...b/IMG_1286.jpg

rajflyboy 02-22-2010 07:28 PM

You guys are tuff tuff tuff to be doing that much climbing.

Mercury264 02-23-2010 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
honey swallow Ti with matching Brooks tape...

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/24..._67NFR-L-1.jpg

That is goddamn hot :thumb

Zodiac 02-23-2010 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by nomiles
That saddle is in very dire need of some...

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/37...arge/sa001.jpg

:evil



damn, all i see is a red x?

nomiles 02-23-2010 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Perry
damn, all i see is a red x?

:eek1

slather it with this, the color will change yes, but for the better. :evil

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/smsimg/11/75proofide.jpg

Zodiac 02-23-2010 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by nomiles
:eek1

slather it with this, the color will change yes, but for the better. :evil

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/smsimg/11/75proofide.jpg




it's had 3 coats of it, still the same color; honey (which I like, otherwise I would have bought the brown one)


only thing that has slightly darkened it is my ass sweat...:lol3

pierce 02-23-2010 01:16 PM

huh, the old brooks saddle dressing came in a similar tin, albeit with a different label, but the dressing itself was a fairly bright translucent red color. it went on clear.


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