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David J Clifton Tue Oct 7 19:58:00 2014
@Bruce..your welcome.I enjoy seeing everybody out biking. Very thankful to be part of everybody's team. Will continue to cheer everyone on even after the challenge its great see you all out there. Just keep pedaling. You are all great!
bruce d. smith Thu Oct 2 20:36:00 2014
David, Thank you for all your words of encouragement throughout the challenge.
David J Clifton Wed Oct 1 07:29:00 2014
@Bruce great riding with you and everyone. Would be wonderful to have you and the same team next year. Just keep pedaling we still have a few months of riding.
Bruce Herbach Tue Sep 30 21:43:00 2014
Well managed a strong finish 50 yesterday and 60 today. Really enjoyed the riding. @David you were amazing. Double centuries. Thanks for inviting me to join the team.
Jonathan Benn Tue Sep 30 20:56:00 2014
One last quick ride after a day that included 350 miles of driving and a Board meeting. Felt great to ride through the city at night. Unitl next year, ride on.
David J Clifton Tue Sep 30 20:45:00 2014
Great job coasters. @great job Mick, road bike? You will crush us [email protected] was great riding with you too and everyone. The challenge may be over but still a lot of riding [email protected] good luck on drawings too. I truly hope everyone reached the goals they set for themselves. Just keep pedaling. :)
mick llanos Tue Sep 30 17:30:00 2014
Its been a great time riding and bonding with all of you (bikers and Coasters). Have a safe winter and hope to see everyone next year. ps. David, my road bike comes in on oct. 23. Next year Coasters RULE.
Thomas M Smolen Tue Sep 30 09:24:00 2014
Nice work everyone! Good luck on the drawings!
David Vogt Tue Sep 30 07:41:00 2014
Last ride of the challenge for me! It's been fun "riding" with all of you. Let the Fall and Winter riding begin. See you all next year.
Bruce Herbach Sat Sep 27 05:22:00 2014
Here it is the last week of the Challenge and I have the lowest mileage for a week since we started. Finally starting to feel better. Will put in a few miles today but still not up to my normal amounts. Hope everyone else is able to get out and enjoy the nice weather we are having and pedal a few miles.
Jonathan Benn Thu Sep 25 20:38:00 2014
@Bruce, hope you feel better. I'm suffering from work, the curse of the cycling class.
Bruce Herbach Thu Sep 25 17:00:00 2014
Last week of the Challenge and I get hit with a 24-48 hour bug. Couldn't even put in a mile yesterday. Will attempt one shortly. Far short of the 30 or so I had planned. Everyone enjoy the nice weather (at least here) and have a great ride.
Sue Epstein Wed Sep 24 09:03:00 2014
Just got back from an amazing bike trip around Maribor, Slovenia, into Croatia and a few miles around Lake Bled, Slovenia. Beautiful country!!!
Jonathan Benn Mon Sep 22 19:15:00 2014
Second time doing the "Ride the Hub" event in Boston today. Sort of a mini 5 Boro ride. A great event.
David J Clifton Thu Sep 18 13:36:00 2014
@Jonathan...great job. Its a great feeling to complete goals no matter how big or small. I hope everyone reaches the level they set for themselves in the challenge. You are all doing Great! Just keep pedaling.
Jonathan Benn Wed Sep 17 20:14:00 2014
Finally time and weather to ride. 5,000 points at last.
mick llanos Mon Sep 15 08:35:00 2014
Thanks for comments, I have a pair of dual sided pedals.. thanks @Bruce..
David J Clifton Sun Sep 14 11:10:00 2014
Just keep pedaling everyone your all doing GREAT!
David J Clifton Sun Sep 14 11:04:00 2014
@Mick The Coasters need you, We need EVERYONE. Sorry about the foot. Never fun when you get hurt. We still have the rest of the month. If i need to start biking double miles on monday to help you out so be it...lol You are doing great, give you huge credit for single speed bike. I have used 4 bikes for the challenge this year all of which have gears. @Bruce that is a great idea, its nice not to have to think if you put the right shoes on or not.
Bruce Herbach Sun Sep 14 10:24:00 2014
@Mick on my Surly I have the shimono SPD pedals that are flat on one side and clips on the other. Use this bike for all errands and commuting. So it doesn't matter which shoes I use. Might work for you.
mick llanos Sun Sep 14 07:03:00 2014
Maybe try flat pedals! Yes i will.. its sad i can clip in but cant clip out.. Ouch!
mick llanos Sun Sep 14 06:59:00 2014
Im out.. hurt my foot at work and cant pedal.. give it a couple of days.. maybe? Keep riding and go COASTERS!
Bruce Herbach Thu Sep 11 13:34:00 2014
@Johnathan, I did the Metric on Saturday and the Half on Sunday. Both rides were very nice. Really a great weekend.
David J Clifton Wed Sep 10 07:16:00 2014
@Jonathan great job on your miles. Always enjoyable to ride with others.
Jonathan Benn Mon Sep 8 16:50:00 2014
MHCC Century Weekend in the books. Did the half on Satrday and the Metric today. Both very nice rides.
David Patterson Thu Sep 4 22:00:00 2014
/none of my miles are transferring to Bike challenge, likely since trasfer is intially as a run! I am at the same total for 1 week, even though I have ridden & logged >150 miles!
chip braun Wed Sep 3 23:19:00 2014
Running thing get me also have to change it to cycling sport
Robert Light Wed Sep 3 19:36:00 2014
yeah that running thing gets me now too!
David J Clifton Wed Sep 3 18:43:00 2014
Last month of the challenge everyone. Hope you all get out there and ride as much as you can. I am off to a slow start but with 27 days to go I am certain to log some miles and smiles...lol . You are all doing great. Just keep pedaling and remember to have fun and enjoy the sights along the way.
Joseph Howard Wed Sep 3 08:26:00 2014
David I think that was the change they made a week ago that caused the Garmin upload to stop working. You are correct. Every upload I do I have to change the upload from running to cycling sport.
David Patterson Tue Sep 2 19:36:00 2014
Is anyone else having to edit their Garmin rides from running to riding..Every ride since the weekend were saved as running..do not seem to get mileage credit in the Bike Challenge.
Laura Lee Thu Aug 28 20:30:00 2014
@[email protected] thanks for input--i'll have to get in habit of swapping out
Jonathan Benn Thu Aug 28 16:18:00 2014
@Laura Slicks on single track are not safe and are pron to punctures.
chip braun Thu Aug 28 15:39:00 2014
Comuter slick non single track is a bad idea and may be dangerous.
Laura Lee Thu Aug 28 00:18:00 2014
Can any MTBers weigh in on commuter slicks being used on singletrack trails? Is it a bad idea, or do they get enough traction? Thanks!
mick llanos Wed Aug 27 05:59:00 2014
ALWAYS! THE BEST PLACE TO RIDE.. No cars to dodge.. only racoons.. my shoulder still hurts from my collision with mama racoon on saturday nite..ouch!
Jonathan Benn Tue Aug 26 20:18:00 2014
Sound of gentle rain,russle of leaves on the trail, made for a peacefull after work MTB ride. Sometimes the woods are the best place to ride.
Joseph Howard Sat Aug 23 12:26:00 2014
I just checked with the support site and it appears to be fixed. I just tried to upload and it works
David Patterson Fri Aug 22 21:45:00 2014
Past 3 days
David Patterson Fri Aug 22 21:44:00 2014
Same issue w/my Garmin 800, reads unit but won't save to site.
Dennis Uhlig Fri Aug 22 20:52:00 2014
Same problem here. Garmin Edge 500 uploads okay to Garmin and MapMyRide but won't upload here.
Joseph Howard Fri Aug 22 20:22:00 2014
Thanks Jeffrey and Chip. The reason I know my Garmin is still working is because I have no issues and am still able to upload to the Garmin site but not here.
Jeffrey d Lintz Fri Aug 22 14:27:00 2014
Yes Joseph ,
i'm having the same issue . I thought it was because my garmin got zapped by the badge reader at work Got a 500 edge , i'm uploading from a tcx file as well from garmin connect.
chip braun Thu Aug 21 20:30:00 2014
Joe mine have been up loading ok but I have an old forerunner 305
Joseph Howard Thu Aug 21 17:25:00 2014
Is anyone having an issue with uploading data from Garmin? It would have happened in the past few days. Since Monday when I upload from my Garmin edge 800 it recognizes the Garmin and detects the proper workouts to upload the then I click save it just sits there on the saving workout screen and does nothing. I have tried this on 2 different computers in 2 different locations. I contacted help and support and I got an automated email that says “First of all, thank you for using Endomondo. We're getting tons of emails every day from users around the world, which means we unfortunately don't have time to give everybody a tailor-made answer, but we hope this can help you anyway.” The only way I can upload my workouts now is after I upload them to Garmin connect export them as tcx and import the files here.
mick llanos Tue Aug 19 19:09:00 2014
Thats funny,, it says Sept 30th on this page.. DOH!! thanks for the heads up @Thomas..
Thomas M Smolen Tue Aug 19 14:38:00 2014
@mick, congrats on diamond. still working on platinum myself. oh, and you had until Sept 30th...
Joseph Howard Mon Aug 18 20:20:00 2014
Congrats @mick on Diamond.
David J Clifton Mon Aug 18 18:53:00 2014
@mick hats off great job. Hard to believe challenge will be over before you know it. Maybe now you will win the big prize.
mick llanos Sun Aug 17 22:07:00 2014
Finally! Broke 5000 points..with 2 weeks to spare.. all on a single speed mtn bike.
johanna lovell Sun Aug 17 17:01:00 2014
Looking forward to my ride around the rim of Crater Lake tomorrow. I figure it will take me most of the day. Only a 33 mile ride but you have to stop at all the look outs so you can soak it all in. This place is definitely one of the wonders of the world :)
Joseph Howard Fri Aug 15 12:34:00 2014
Thanks Jonathan I was looking into getting goal zero guide 10 plus. I ended up getting a JVC Adixxion to record my rides instead.
Jeffrey d Lintz Fri Aug 15 10:30:00 2014
Hey Jonathan ,
I was able to charge my garmin with an external battery and was able to charge the external battery with an ECO X power generator. I was in deep central Quebec.
Jonathan Benn Thu Aug 14 19:10:00 2014
Used a Net Zero solar charger on SAGBRAW tour. It couldn't charge my smart phone and may have trashed my Garmin 200. Think long and hard before you get one of these for your outdoor adventures.
Joseph Howard Sun Aug 10 11:34:00 2014
Congrats @Jonathan sounds like a nice ride
Jonathan Benn Sun Aug 10 08:08:00 2014
Finished SAGBRAW in eastern Wisconsin Friday afternoon. 6 great days of riding along Lake Michigan.
Bruce Herbach Wed Aug 6 23:12:00 2014
Odd thing happened with Endomondo iPhone app today. On a short ride it just quit. Went a couple of miles before I noticed. Restarted it twice. Each time it tracked about a tenth of a mile and quit. Finally ended ride closed the app then opened it and started a new ride. It seems to be working normally since.
Bruce Herbach Wed Aug 6 06:34:00 2014
@norbiker MohawkHudson Bicycle club is currently on page 3 of the local team leaderboard for August.
Mike Ganoe Tue Aug 5 20:29:00 2014
I can see it on the local leaderboard.
norbiker prenty Tue Aug 5 09:07:00 2014
why doesn't my team (MohawkHudson Bicycle club) show up any more? We show up in Jult but not August?
David Vogt Mon Aug 4 13:03:00 2014
What a gorgeous day! Nice 50 mile ride, long one for me. Forgot to start the GPS after breakfast, I was dazzled by the brisket hash evidently. Hope everyone has a great day!
David J Clifton Mon Aug 4 08:34:00 2014
@Johanna...its truly great to bike all over the USA. To see new places and local sites truly makes biking [email protected] Robert great job in July and all your [email protected] Bruce congrats on your rides...the canal trail is wonderful and seeing NY from that perspective is truly art in the [email protected] your doing great just keep pedaling. @ everyone....your all doing great. Look forward to seeing you all out there along the way. Exchanging bike stories and routes. Just keep pedaling and when possible bring a friend.
johanna lovell Fri Aug 1 20:05:00 2014
I have had the supreme pleasure of working in Bend Oregon this summer and I have been having an awesome time enjoying there scenic byways. If you ever get the chance come out to the west coast and check it out is all I can say. The elevations are high but the views are worth every drop of sweat :)
Robert Light Fri Aug 1 13:32:00 2014
great month in July! Lets see if we can have a Awesome August!!
Bruce Herbach Fri Aug 1 12:01:00 2014
July was my biggest month ever. Rode Erie Canal trail starting in Niagara Falls. (Dont recommend starting there) to Albany. Completed first Century on last day of ride. In all over 700 miles in one month.
Gene Connor Thu Jul 31 20:36:00 2014
I had a great time yesterday combining two of my passions - cycling and helping others as I was part of the Northport Bike Rescue Squad covering a local 5K run. When you have to sprint on a fully laden bike to get to a patient in need it makes all the training miles make sense.
Jeffrey d Lintz Thu Jul 31 15:01:00 2014
Hey Folks a great way to get some miles September 22 . OCBC Country roads out of warwick , New York , come see our beautiful county and Camels on a farm also .
David J Clifton Tue Jul 29 09:36:00 2014
@Bruce...sorry we didn't meet up. Was my first time on the FANY ride and was quite enjoyable. The people were amazing and the views of NY were incredible. Would do it again. I did more hills this past week than I did for the entire month of June. All in good fun. Thank you all for your support. Can't wait to get back out riding again.
Becky Lynn Lynn Tue Jul 29 07:44:00 2014
Best ride route Clayton NY to Cedar Point State Park Clayton NY 7 miles one way. Route 12E. Next Goal Tibbets Lighthouse from Clayton River Front. Weather permitting
Logan Nedo Mon Jul 28 11:37:00 2014
@David cool to hear you are riding around Johnstown/Saratoga. I grew up in Broadalbin; which is between the two on rt 29
bruce d. smith Sun Jul 27 17:44:00 2014
Just finished the FANY ride- 500 miles across N.Y. David, Sorry we din't cross paths this week. This was my 5th FANY and the most scenic one yet. Thursday's hilly ride was a classic- my Garmin said 6666.6 feet of climbing in 74 miles.
Dennis Uhlig Sat Jul 26 21:02:00 2014
I've been thinking about riding the FANY ride. Hope your experience is a great one. Let us know how it went. Thanks..!!
David J Clifton Sat Jul 26 13:55:00 2014
Fany. Niagra falls to Saratoga. However part of aids resources ride. We started in Geneva NY. Going well will be in Johnstown tonight.
Thomas M Smolen Sat Jul 26 07:52:00 2014
David - Which ride across NY are you doing? Where were start and end points?
David J Clifton Thu Jul 24 02:12:00 2014
@ Jonathan that's great. Have fun. Biking 500 across NY currently. Only in Cortand headed toward Saratoga. There are people from many different states on the ride including Michigan, NJ, Maryland and NY that I have met so far. Its great to hear there stories. Why do you bike? The answers amaze me. Have a great day Just keep peddling everyone. You are all Great.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jul 22 19:04:00 2014
Got the cue sheets for SAGBRAW via email today. 320 miles in 6 days along Lake Michigan. Looks like its going to be a blast.
Robert Light Sun Jul 20 19:21:00 2014
@Jason yeah the train thing really peeved me off! lol In the end it was all good. Yeah we had a wicked burst of wind here with sideways rain.
David J Clifton Sun Jul 20 13:48:00 2014
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/acr-spokes-bike-ride any help you can give would be most welcomed. Thank you very much.
David J Clifton Sun Jul 20 13:44:00 2014
@Robert had similar issue with miles and points. Then they showed up. Good [email protected] Jason....just keep peddling. Lots of rain here today but I have to bike. @ everyone....your all doing great, just keep peddling. You all great.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jul 19 21:14:00 2014
@Robert, 40 mph gusts with 25 mph constant on my lunch ride and my evening commute. Now it's about to pour. Never been stopped by a train though :)
Robert Light Sat Jul 19 17:15:00 2014
oh and I never got my points from my 95 mile ride on 7-18 whats up with that?
Robert Light Sat Jul 19 17:11:00 2014
ok..my morning commute was re-routed by a train the blocked the road...and I was even early today on my commute! Still made it to work in time. Ride home was very...very windy! Keep riding all!
mick llanos Thu Jul 17 21:39:00 2014
@Leslie.. good luck and a speedy recovery.. bikers are strong.. keep a positive additude it helps..
David J Clifton Thu Jul 17 20:38:00 2014
Good luck Leslie. You can still post on here and we will all ride some miles for you;)
Len Silverstein Wed Jul 16 15:20:00 2014
@leslie power. good luck with your surgery and get well soon.
Leslie Power Wed Jul 16 11:29:00 2014
Posted my last miles of the Challenge (probably) today. Back surgery tomorrow which will sideline me for at least a month <:o(. I'll miss the motivation and community! Have a great August, everyone, and keep riding!
Phyllis Richman Tue Jul 15 21:01:00 2014
Just left Quebec after cycling there for 10 days. What an amazing bike friendly area! Lots of great bike paths and drivers who really share the road. Hot even in Quebec this morning and now I am in Bar Harbor for more cycling. Hot here too. Will be heading out early to beat the heat and the traffic on the park loop drive.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jul 15 17:59:00 2014
Holy hot ride today!
bruce d. smith Sun Jul 6 13:30:00 2014
The fault line tour had about 100 riders and was well organized. The heat would have been more bearable if there had been some shade, but only Tennessee offered up a few trees here and there. The sag support was great and the hottest day I had 8 bottles of water in a 62 mile ride.
mick llanos Sun Jul 6 13:13:00 2014
Great ride Bruce..
mick llanos Sun Jul 6 12:57:00 2014
@joseph Howard.. my son went to buffalo university and i rode my bike up and down those trails.. i miss riding in and around the city.. maybe my grandkids will go to school there.. the oldest is ten.. youngest 6 months. have a great day!
David J Clifton Sat Jul 5 08:21:00 2014
@Bruce that is wonderful sounds like you had fun. How many people on the ride? I bet you drank alot of water, biking in the heat seems harder to me than in the snow.
Dennis Uhlig Fri Jul 4 21:33:00 2014
Congrats Bruce..!! Sounds like a great bike tour..!!
bruce d. smith Fri Jul 4 13:51:00 2014
Just completed the inaugaral "Ride The Fault Line" tour in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, & Kentucy. Had a great time riding in 4 states, crossing the Mississippi River on a Ferry, and camping at Reelfoot Lake which was formed by the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquake. 440 miles in one week with temperatures in the 90's.
David J Clifton Fri Jul 4 08:55:00 2014
Great miles everyone. The rain is just part of biking. Keep GPS/phone in zip lock bag to keep dry. Love the endomondo app talking to [email protected] its great to see all the animals and just be outside. This working thing is making my biking tough, they want extra time out of me. Happy 4th of July everyone. Just keep peddling.
On the ride in this am managed to brake my rear gear cable, 24 speeds became 3...then another 8 miles in broken spoke. had to disconnect brake. At work and need to figure out how to get another 80 miles in today...lol
Robert Light Thu Jul 3 19:39:00 2014
rained on my way to work...big shock I know! Stayed dry for my afternoon ride tho, and I saw a coyote/coy-dog. I actually had my phone out and took 3 picture of it...well 1 outta 3 isn't bad.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jul 1 23:19:00 2014
57 miles in the rain on Cape Code today. Actually not all that bad...
Mike Finnegan Tue Jul 1 16:58:00 2014
No more RAIN!!!!!
Len Silverstein Tue Jul 1 10:22:00 2014
Who'll stop the rain?
bassslayer 61 Tue Jul 1 09:59:00 2014
1st time on the mt bike in yrs...did 6.44 but felt like 644 !!!!
norbiker prenty Tue Jul 1 08:46:00 2014
finished my 1st month ever logging miles on this site. Hope the weather clears so I can do more in July
David J Clifton Mon Jun 30 13:29:00 2014
@Robert let's hope so on the winners. Going to be a great day to bike. Just keep peddling everyone, your doing great:).
David J Clifton Mon Jun 30 08:29:00 2014
@Robert let's hope so on the winners. Going to be a great day to bike. Just keep peddling everyone, your doing great:).
Robert Light Sun Jun 29 23:07:00 2014
1 more day in June!! Maybe we will have some more winners from NY!!
Mike Finnegan Sun Jun 29 21:06:00 2014
Southern Tier Bicycle Club??? 50+MPH really? NOT.
Robert Light Sun Jun 29 18:07:00 2014
1 more day in June!! Maybe we will have some more winners from NY!!
Mike Finnegan Sun Jun 29 16:06:00 2014
Southern Tier Bicycle Club??? 50+MPH really? NOT.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 28 22:17:00 2014
Awesome Megan. Look forward to seeing you make progress as the months go on. Just take it one mile at a time. That Clifton is quite the bicycle advocate, a true supporter of the pedal lifestyle
David J Clifton Sat Jun 28 20:22:00 2014
Thanks Megan that is GREAT:) Happy to have you out peddling.
River girl Sat Jun 28 18:42:00 2014
i just joined! Thanks to David Clifton. I was in Mikes Bikes! I logged my first miles ever. Looking to log many more!
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 28 17:17:00 2014
Awesome Megan. Look forward to seeing you make progress as the months go on. Just take it one mile at a time. That Clifton is quite the bicycle advocate, a true supporter of the pedal lifestyle
David J Clifton Sat Jun 28 15:22:00 2014
Thanks Megan that is GREAT:) Happy to have you out peddling.
River girl Sat Jun 28 13:42:00 2014
i just joined! Thanks to David Clifton. I was in Mikes Bikes! I logged my first miles ever. Looking to log many more!
Robert Light Fri Jun 27 02:41:00 2014
@Gene I work at Plattsburgh State University Police. BTW The bicycle training went well.
Robert Light Thu Jun 26 21:41:00 2014
@Gene I work at Plattsburgh State University Police. BTW The bicycle training went well.
Jonathan Benn Thu Jun 26 01:27:00 2014
Two days of dodging thunderstorms has cut down on the riding oppurtunities a bit. Felt great to get a ride this evening after the lastest round of showers.
Jonathan Benn Wed Jun 25 20:27:00 2014
Two days of dodging thunderstorms has cut down on the riding oppurtunities a bit. Felt great to get a ride this evening after the lastest round of showers.
Jason G. Morgan Mon Jun 23 16:22:00 2014
@Gene, joining a VFD is one of the most extraordinary things you can do. I have been trying to get into my local VFD for several years, but there have been few openings and those have gone to the younger gents who have contacts within the hall. Hoping this is my year!
Jason G. Morgan Mon Jun 23 11:22:00 2014
@Gene, joining a VFD is one of the most extraordinary things you can do. I have been trying to get into my local VFD for several years, but there have been few openings and those have gone to the younger gents who have contacts within the hall. Hoping this is my year!
Gene Connor Mon Jun 23 01:14:00 2014
@ Robert - that is so incredibly cool. I joined the Northport Fired Department in December and we have a bicycle EMS squad here. I don't know of too many townships/villages that do around here so I was curious. Where are you based?
Gene Connor Sun Jun 22 20:14:00 2014
@ Robert - that is so incredibly cool. I joined the Northport Fired Department in December and we have a bicycle EMS squad here. I don't know of too many townships/villages that do around here so I was curious. Where are you based?
Robert Light Fri Jun 20 23:39:00 2014
@ Gene no I am doing some bicycle training for the EMS people. I usually teach the Police Bicycle Course, which is a week long school. Crunched it into 2 days for them.
Robert Light Fri Jun 20 18:39:00 2014
@ Gene no I am doing some bicycle training for the EMS people. I usually teach the Police Bicycle Course, which is a week long school. Crunched it into 2 days for them.
Gene Connor Fri Jun 20 14:21:00 2014
@ Robert - are you an EMS instructor? Where are you based?
Gene Connor Fri Jun 20 09:21:00 2014
@ Robert - are you an EMS instructor? Where are you based?
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 19 23:11:00 2014
New bike day! Finally found a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown 4 Banger in my price range. Though it needs some love, frame and suspension is in great shape, and only needs tires, seat post and saddle to hit the trails. Fun winter project coming up for sure! Enjoy the sunshine all.
Robert Light Thu Jun 19 22:15:00 2014
I will have to see when my class ends. Prolly about 5 pm...distance would be up to you. my email is [email protected]
Joshua Poppel Thu Jun 19 22:09:00 2014
@ Robert Yeah, I think I'm available on Saturday. You have a time/distance in mind? Anyone else in the area want to join us?
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 19 18:11:00 2014
New bike day! Finally found a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown 4 Banger in my price range. Though it needs some love, frame and suspension is in great shape, and only needs tires, seat post and saddle to hit the trails. Fun winter project coming up for sure! Enjoy the sunshine all.
Robert Light Thu Jun 19 17:15:00 2014
I will have to see when my class ends. Prolly about 5 pm...distance would be up to you. my email is [email protected]
Joshua Poppel Thu Jun 19 17:09:00 2014
@ Robert Yeah, I think I'm available on Saturday. You have a time/distance in mind? Anyone else in the area want to join us?
David J Clifton Thu Jun 19 13:15:00 2014
@Martha...your doing great! that is how I got back into biking, to and from work. Parking downtown adds up. Then last year during the bike challenge, started putting on extra miles to and from work, getting groceries and now I tend to bike alot, both for transportation and fun. Its great to meet other bicyclist and hear about there miles. I see far more on the bike than I ever would in a car, but yes I still own one. lol maybe someday I could give up the luxury but for now I just keep peddling whenever possible.
Robert Light Thu Jun 19 11:41:00 2014
@ Joshua lol DOH! I will be in town this Friday. June 21st! Teaching a class Sat and Sun at CP EMS Building. Looking to ride Sat 22nd
David J Clifton Thu Jun 19 08:15:00 2014
@Martha...your doing great! that is how I got back into biking, to and from work. Parking downtown adds up. Then last year during the bike challenge, started putting on extra miles to and from work, getting groceries and now I tend to bike alot, both for transportation and fun. Its great to meet other bicyclist and hear about there miles. I see far more on the bike than I ever would in a car, but yes I still own one. lol maybe someday I could give up the luxury but for now I just keep peddling whenever possible.
Robert Light Thu Jun 19 06:41:00 2014
@ Joshua lol DOH! I will be in town this Friday. June 21st! Teaching a class Sat and Sun at CP EMS Building. Looking to ride Sat 22nd
Joshua Poppel Thu Jun 19 02:48:00 2014
@ Robert. When will you be in CP? Your message said June 16th but that was two days ago. I'm game for a ride if I'm in town.
Joshua Poppel Wed Jun 18 21:48:00 2014
@ Robert. When will you be in CP? Your message said June 16th but that was two days ago. I'm game for a ride if I'm in town.
Martha B Clarvoe Wed Jun 18 18:20:00 2014
Hi, Dave: Wish I could ride 100 on vacation! :) Really do it for transportation but working back up to riding both ways, way out of shape. Injuries are plaguing me! Plus laziness.
David J Clifton Wed Jun 18 17:06:00 2014
@Gene I am on vacation this week and next however will be busy from Friday on so need to get in what I can. Now if only i could bike 100 and work too. lol. @Martha Great ride, was watching the weather today, didn't feel like getting wet today :(. @Everyone your all doing GREAT just keep peddling.
Martha B Clarvoe Wed Jun 18 16:49:00 2014
Nice ride in from Hartwick this morning despite the rain. I dodged the drops!
Martha B Clarvoe Wed Jun 18 13:20:00 2014
Hi, Dave: Wish I could ride 100 on vacation! :) Really do it for transportation but working back up to riding both ways, way out of shape. Injuries are plaguing me! Plus laziness.
Gene Connor Wed Jun 18 13:06:00 2014
David, you amaze me. How do you find the time to ride 118 miles on a Monday? Sheesh, I need to go back and ride cross country again just to keep up with you.
David J Clifton Wed Jun 18 12:06:00 2014
@Gene I am on vacation this week and next however will be busy from Friday on so need to get in what I can. Now if only i could bike 100 and work too. lol. @Martha Great ride, was watching the weather today, didn't feel like getting wet today :(. @Everyone your all doing GREAT just keep peddling.
Martha B Clarvoe Wed Jun 18 11:49:00 2014
Nice ride in from Hartwick this morning despite the rain. I dodged the drops!
Gene Connor Wed Jun 18 08:06:00 2014
David, you amaze me. How do you find the time to ride 118 miles on a Monday? Sheesh, I need to go back and ride cross country again just to keep up with you.
Robert Light Tue Jun 17 22:38:00 2014
@ Joshua. Hey I will be in Clifton Park late on the 15th June and will be looking to ride sometime on the 16th. Let me know if you want to get together.
Robert Light Tue Jun 17 17:38:00 2014
@ Joshua. Hey I will be in Clifton Park late on the 15th June and will be looking to ride sometime on the 16th. Let me know if you want to get together.
Gene Connor Mon Jun 16 21:21:00 2014
@David - Happy Father's Day to you as well. i hope all you fathers out there are basking in the adulation that is your due! Happy Riding everyone!
Gene Connor Mon Jun 16 16:21:00 2014
@David - Happy Father's Day to you as well. i hope all you fathers out there are basking in the adulation that is your due! Happy Riding everyone!
David J Clifton Mon Jun 16 12:20:00 2014
Happy fathers day to all the fathers out there. Have a great day everyone.
David J Clifton Mon Jun 16 07:20:00 2014
Happy fathers day to all the fathers out there. Have a great day everyone.
Jason G. Morgan Sun Jun 15 15:58:00 2014
@David, my first real road bike was a Fuji Absolute we got from the local dirt mall. Going to need to see a photo of your ride soon.
Jason G. Morgan Sun Jun 15 10:58:00 2014
@David, my first real road bike was a Fuji Absolute we got from the local dirt mall. Going to need to see a photo of your ride soon.
David J Clifton Sun Jun 15 09:25:00 2014
@Gene Fuji absolute hybrid. Fenders and rear rack with panniers. Tend to carry way to much. Currently running 700x35c tires as well. Have spring saddle seat with spring webbing underneath for comfort. Feel like I live on it. Last months goal was 1000. This month try to beat last month. Lol.
David J Clifton Sun Jun 15 04:25:00 2014
@Gene Fuji absolute hybrid. Fenders and rear rack with panniers. Tend to carry way to much. Currently running 700x35c tires as well. Have spring saddle seat with spring webbing underneath for comfort. Feel like I live on it. Last months goal was 1000. This month try to beat last month. Lol.
Gene Connor Sat Jun 14 14:31:00 2014
@David - So what are you rockin' and rollin' on that you're logging all those miles? Fenders and full racks?
Gene Connor Sat Jun 14 09:31:00 2014
@David - So what are you rockin' and rollin' on that you're logging all those miles? Fenders and full racks?
David J Clifton Sat Jun 14 00:04:00 2014
@Gene once you have fenders on a commuter you will never go back. especially on rainy days like this one. Congrats on the upgrade.

@Joseph its in the past have a GREAT day and ignore there ignorance :)

Gene Connor Fri Jun 13 22:02:00 2014
Well the good thing about the car being in the shop all week is I have a great excuse for riding to work each day. The bad news? The rain. Oof! However, like David I have decided to rock the Portland look and added full fenders and a rack with trunk bag to the cyclocross/touring bike. Splash on my friends, splash on. @Joseph - I found a way to get even with them. I have the Niterider 500 and on flash mode it's apparently bright enough to annoy them - at least they see me!
David J Clifton Fri Jun 13 19:04:00 2014
@Gene once you have fenders on a commuter you will never go back. especially on rainy days like this one. Congrats on the upgrade.

@Joseph its in the past have a GREAT day and ignore there ignorance :)

Gene Connor Fri Jun 13 17:02:00 2014
Well the good thing about the car being in the shop all week is I have a great excuse for riding to work each day. The bad news? The rain. Oof! However, like David I have decided to rock the Portland look and added full fenders and a rack with trunk bag to the cyclocross/touring bike. Splash on my friends, splash on. @Joseph - I found a way to get even with them. I have the Niterider 500 and on flash mode it's apparently bright enough to annoy them - at least they see me!
Robert Light Fri Jun 13 16:20:00 2014
Joshua will have to update his profile pic with the new jersey! Congrats.
Joshua Poppel Fri Jun 13 15:12:00 2014
Thanks Jason, will do. I guess we'll just have to keep riding for the TP in next month's drawing.
Joseph Howard Fri Jun 13 14:40:00 2014
Why do motorists think they own the road? This morning I have a very nice person tell me to get out of the road. Let’s see I am riding to work in the rain, 60 degree temperatures soaked while this person is driving a warm and dry SUV eating and enjoying coffee had to put down their window to tell that I was in their road. Really!
Robert Light Fri Jun 13 11:20:00 2014
Joshua will have to update his profile pic with the new jersey! Congrats.
Joshua Poppel Fri Jun 13 10:12:00 2014
Thanks Jason, will do. I guess we'll just have to keep riding for the TP in next month's drawing.
Joseph Howard Fri Jun 13 09:40:00 2014
Why do motorists think they own the road? This morning I have a very nice person tell me to get out of the road. Let’s see I am riding to work in the rain, 60 degree temperatures soaked while this person is driving a warm and dry SUV eating and enjoying coffee had to put down their window to tell that I was in their road. Really!
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 12 21:54:00 2014
Congrats Joshua Poppel for being the big New York winner for the month of May. Wear that Jersey proudly! PA and Wisconsin sure do have an abundance of winners though, hopefully that changes next month. We could all use a year supply of TP, no?!?
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 12 16:54:00 2014
Congrats Joshua Poppel for being the big New York winner for the month of May. Wear that Jersey proudly! PA and Wisconsin sure do have an abundance of winners though, hopefully that changes next month. We could all use a year supply of TP, no?!?
Joseph Howard Thu Jun 12 03:04:00 2014
What this can’t be right, 54 no rain and a light 7mph winds tomorrow morning and then sunny and 73 on the way home? Oh Yeah! This will be nice after the last 2 days of rain.
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 12 01:33:00 2014
Cool and rainy here in Buffalo today, but another wonderful day to get out there and ride. Sure beats all of those mornings where I was in the saddle at 4 degrees in January.
Joseph Howard Wed Jun 11 22:04:00 2014
What this can’t be right, 54 no rain and a light 7mph winds tomorrow morning and then sunny and 73 on the way home? Oh Yeah! This will be nice after the last 2 days of rain.
Jason G. Morgan Wed Jun 11 20:33:00 2014
Cool and rainy here in Buffalo today, but another wonderful day to get out there and ride. Sure beats all of those mornings where I was in the saddle at 4 degrees in January.
Joseph Howard Wed Jun 11 17:33:00 2014
Bike plans for the city of Syracuse can be found at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/BIMP.aspx. These maps show the Westside extension of Onondaga Lake connection to the creek walk and much more. When they are complete this will make my commute to work car free for 11 of the 13 miles. I would volunteer my time if I knew who to contact
Joseph Howard Wed Jun 11 12:33:00 2014
Bike plans for the city of Syracuse can be found at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/BIMP.aspx. These maps show the Westside extension of Onondaga Lake connection to the creek walk and much more. When they are complete this will make my commute to work car free for 11 of the 13 miles. I would volunteer my time if I knew who to contact
Scott Adams Tue Jun 10 22:29:00 2014
Rode in the rain after work - 'cause its less hassle than packing for the Y, and for the NBC points
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 10 20:34:00 2014
I'm going to put swimmies on my bike this evening......
Scott Adams Tue Jun 10 17:29:00 2014
Rode in the rain after work - 'cause its less hassle than packing for the Y, and for the NBC points
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 10 15:34:00 2014
I'm going to put swimmies on my bike this evening......
Robert Light Mon Jun 9 17:25:00 2014
@Bruce that is awesome! Would love to organize a Wounded Warrior Ride....maybe next year! If not I will find one to ride in somewhere!! Thanks for supporting our troops and veterans!! I assisted with a police escort for our local Honor Flight. They fly WWII vets to DC to tour the WWII Memorial and the other Memorials. Good stuff!
Robert Light Mon Jun 9 12:25:00 2014
@Bruce that is awesome! Would love to organize a Wounded Warrior Ride....maybe next year! If not I will find one to ride in somewhere!! Thanks for supporting our troops and veterans!! I assisted with a police escort for our local Honor Flight. They fly WWII vets to DC to tour the WWII Memorial and the other Memorials. Good stuff!
bruce d. smith Mon Jun 9 01:48:00 2014
Did the Hudson Valley Honor Ride today out of Maybrook, NY. This is part of the Ride 2 Recovery series to raise funds for injured veterans. Great experience with motorcycle escort and police traiffic control.
bruce d. smith Sun Jun 8 20:48:00 2014
Did the Hudson Valley Honor Ride today out of Maybrook, NY. This is part of the Ride 2 Recovery series to raise funds for injured veterans. Great experience with motorcycle escort and police traiffic control.
Joseph Howard Sun Jun 8 11:09:00 2014
Thanks @Jason appreciate the ideas. I can definitely tell I need 2 sets of wheels for different types of riding. During the week I ride everywhere I need to go on my bike so the size tires that I have work well for that for now, but on the weekend when I ride 40+ I think I would like something for more speed. My Skaneateles ride as enjoyable as it was, was tough and would have been better with narrower tires. It is funny I am putting more miles on my bike per week than I ever did in my car.
Joseph Howard Sun Jun 8 06:09:00 2014
Thanks @Jason appreciate the ideas. I can definitely tell I need 2 sets of wheels for different types of riding. During the week I ride everywhere I need to go on my bike so the size tires that I have work well for that for now, but on the weekend when I ride 40+ I think I would like something for more speed. My Skaneateles ride as enjoyable as it was, was tough and would have been better with narrower tires. It is funny I am putting more miles on my bike per week than I ever did in my car.
Jason G. Morgan Sun Jun 8 04:06:00 2014
@Joseph,after looking up the Bonti CX0, any of the options listed will give you a better ride than what appears to be a dry pack, single track MTB tire. Those would be great to hold on to if you're doing some gravel grinding or early season West Coast CX racing, but for getting from point A to point B a good slick tire will give you a much more pleasant ride.
Jason G. Morgan Sun Jun 8 03:56:00 2014
@Joseph, you can certainly go down to a 700x23 tire, but if you have 34c tires now there are plenty of great rolling tires in that size that are bombproof. A few that come to mind are the Vittoria Randonneur, Fyxation Session, Continental Country Plus, and Schwalbe Marathon HS 420. In the long run a touring type tire will give you more comfort and increased life. Think about looking for something between 28-32c if you're looking for a little more speed than the 34s, but still looking to carry some gear, groceries or whatever your travels may bring!
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 23:06:00 2014
@Joseph,after looking up the Bonti CX0, any of the options listed will give you a better ride than what appears to be a dry pack, single track MTB tire. Those would be great to hold on to if you're doing some gravel grinding or early season West Coast CX racing, but for getting from point A to point B a good slick tire will give you a much more pleasant ride.
Joseph Howard Sat Jun 7 23:05:00 2014
Thanks Guys. My bike has Shimano Ultegra wheels with Bontrager CX0, 700x34c tires. Can I put 700x23 on them? If so I will look into getting the Maxxis Re-Fuse tires.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 22:56:00 2014
@Joseph, you can certainly go down to a 700x23 tire, but if you have 34c tires now there are plenty of great rolling tires in that size that are bombproof. A few that come to mind are the Vittoria Randonneur, Fyxation Session, Continental Country Plus, and Schwalbe Marathon HS 420. In the long run a touring type tire will give you more comfort and increased life. Think about looking for something between 28-32c if you're looking for a little more speed than the 34s, but still looking to carry some gear, groceries or whatever your travels may bring!
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 22:28:00 2014
@Robert, after 300 miles you really cant complain about the first flat. I haven't tried the Detonator, but can certainly say that Maxxis can make a bombproof 700x23-28 that doesn't feel like you're steering a tank. I honestly have a hard time noticing the difference between my Re-Fuse and a race tire in handling. The only Kenda tires I have experienced are the Kwick 700x35 that came on my single speed GT Traffic commuter. Being so used to rugged training tires, it seemed like I was always running something over and had slow leaks with them all spring, so I donated them to a neighbor and got the Contis.
Robert Light Sat Jun 7 21:29:00 2014
@Jason. I too use Maxxis, but I have been using Detonator model. This is the 1st flat in like 3000 miles. So I guess I shouldn't complaint. I just ordered some maxis and Kenda tires. (I run a small shop outta my garage.). Being that most of the weight is my the rear tire, I think you are more likely to pick up something with the rear tire. Rather flat in the rear anyways.....especially a sudden or blow out, don't have to worry so much about steering issues.
Joseph Howard Sat Jun 7 18:05:00 2014
Thanks Guys. My bike has Shimano Ultegra wheels with Bontrager CX0, 700x34c tires. Can I put 700x23 on them? If so I will look into getting the Maxxis Re-Fuse tires.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 17:28:00 2014
@Robert, after 300 miles you really cant complain about the first flat. I haven't tried the Detonator, but can certainly say that Maxxis can make a bombproof 700x23-28 that doesn't feel like you're steering a tank. I honestly have a hard time noticing the difference between my Re-Fuse and a race tire in handling. The only Kenda tires I have experienced are the Kwick 700x35 that came on my single speed GT Traffic commuter. Being so used to rugged training tires, it seemed like I was always running something over and had slow leaks with them all spring, so I donated them to a neighbor and got the Contis.
Robert Light Sat Jun 7 16:29:00 2014
@Jason. I too use Maxxis, but I have been using Detonator model. This is the 1st flat in like 3000 miles. So I guess I shouldn't complaint. I just ordered some maxis and Kenda tires. (I run a small shop outta my garage.). Being that most of the weight is my the rear tire, I think you are more likely to pick up something with the rear tire. Rather flat in the rear anyways.....especially a sudden or blow out, don't have to worry so much about steering issues.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 03:57:00 2014
@Joseph, invest in a good set of training tires and you won't have to worry. My fear about tubeless is breaking a bead on the road and then you have no options. At least with tubes it's a quick fix and off you go. I have been using Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x23 on my road bike for years and maybe have 1 flat a season on tires with good tread. My winter/rain commuter has a set of Vittoria Randonneur Cross 700x35, and my single speed commuter just got a fresh set of Continental Super Sport Plus 700x28. All great tires that can roll through those staples, stones, road debris, and branches without a drop of concern. The factory installed tires are rarely puncture resistant.
Joseph Howard Sat Jun 7 01:52:00 2014
I agree @Jason, it is always my back tire. I had my first flat the other day as well. New Bike 3 weeks old and a small staple got me. I guess that is to be expected when you ride 100+ miles a week. The roads in Syracuse have tons of crap on them. My bike has the option to go tubeless. Has anyone used these and if so how do you think they work?
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 7 01:18:00 2014
@Robert, it never seems to be a front tire flat! I had my first a few months ago, in the rain. Pulled into a restaurant parking lot, changed it out and back in action. I run puncture resistant tires on 4 of the bikes and the 24" cruiser has some knobbies so I don't often have to worry about flats. But they do happen and it's good to be experienced and prepared.
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 6 22:57:00 2014
@Joseph, invest in a good set of training tires and you won't have to worry. My fear about tubeless is breaking a bead on the road and then you have no options. At least with tubes it's a quick fix and off you go. I have been using Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x23 on my road bike for years and maybe have 1 flat a season on tires with good tread. My winter/rain commuter has a set of Vittoria Randonneur Cross 700x35, and my single speed commuter just got a fresh set of Continental Super Sport Plus 700x28. All great tires that can roll through those staples, stones, road debris, and branches without a drop of concern. The factory installed tires are rarely puncture resistant.
Joseph Howard Fri Jun 6 20:52:00 2014
I agree @Jason, it is always my back tire. I had my first flat the other day as well. New Bike 3 weeks old and a small staple got me. I guess that is to be expected when you ride 100+ miles a week. The roads in Syracuse have tons of crap on them. My bike has the option to go tubeless. Has anyone used these and if so how do you think they work?
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 6 20:18:00 2014
@Robert, it never seems to be a front tire flat! I had my first a few months ago, in the rain. Pulled into a restaurant parking lot, changed it out and back in action. I run puncture resistant tires on 4 of the bikes and the 24" cruiser has some knobbies so I don't often have to worry about flats. But they do happen and it's good to be experienced and prepared.
Robert Light Fri Jun 6 19:44:00 2014
1st flat of 2013! Rear tire, small, miniature spike stuck in my tire. I had just finish changing the tube and got my wheel back on when a motorist turned around and came back and asked if I needed anything. I happen to know the guy (unsure if he recognized me) he works at the College I work at. Keep the rubber side down!
Pedal On,

Bob Light

Robert Light Fri Jun 6 14:44:00 2014
1st flat of 2013! Rear tire, small, miniature spike stuck in my tire. I had just finish changing the tube and got my wheel back on when a motorist turned around and came back and asked if I needed anything. I happen to know the guy (unsure if he recognized me) he works at the College I work at. Keep the rubber side down!
Pedal On,

Bob Light

David J Clifton Fri Jun 6 13:33:00 2014
@Jonathan any day the car does not move is a GREAT day. Seems easier on work [email protected] Great job, I have been enjoying endomondo for almost 2 years now. always fun to look back at your maps. @Logan glad your ok and still biking. we all have those moments, last year joined the over the bars club biking :) its all fun. @Everyone. Great job with all your miles and your biking. Just keep peddling!
David J Clifton Fri Jun 6 08:33:00 2014
@Jonathan any day the car does not move is a GREAT day. Seems easier on work [email protected] Great job, I have been enjoying endomondo for almost 2 years now. always fun to look back at your maps. @Logan glad your ok and still biking. we all have those moments, last year joined the over the bars club biking :) its all fun. @Everyone. Great job with all your miles and your biking. Just keep peddling!
Jonathan Benn Thu Jun 5 00:49:00 2014
Finished my weekly day without car-not a bad total for a work day.
Jonathan Benn Wed Jun 4 19:49:00 2014
Finished my weekly day without car-not a bad total for a work day.
Thomas M Smolen Wed Jun 4 18:42:00 2014
Downloaded Endomondo onto my B'berry 10. Did my first ride with it today. Worked well.
Thomas M Smolen Wed Jun 4 13:42:00 2014
Downloaded Endomondo onto my B'berry 10. Did my first ride with it today. Worked well.
Jonathan Benn Wed Jun 4 01:09:00 2014
Followed Garmin Connect directions for updating software. Unit will not turn on now. Ouch
Logan Nedo Tue Jun 3 21:59:00 2014
Ugh, while mtbing today front tire caught a root while going downhill and sent me flying. Caught some sweet air! Bruised hip and "roadrash" on my shoulder. I was pretty lucky though, I've had much worse. After a short break I was able to keep on riding. Everyone remember to wear a helmet!
Logan Nedo Tue Jun 3 21:56:00 2014
@Holly There's nothing wrong with having an old bike, my road bike is steel and from the 80s. However, for your sake, bring the bike into a shop and do something about the chain and shifting. All that will do is make you miserable! And no need to worry about having bike specific clothing. It doesn't really matter unless you start riding longer distances. Happy riding!
Joseph Howard Tue Jun 3 21:05:00 2014
@Holly, any riding you do is only good if you enjoy it. With all my rides I always listen to what my body is telling me and am I enjoying myself. If the answer is no to either of these questions then I don’t ride or cut the ride short. It’s better to be on the safe side with smaller and more enjoyable rides then it is to hurt yourself on longer rides and then not be able to ride for days or even weeks. Anyways I guess what I am trying to say is good for you for riding. A famous quote I love is “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. Wells
Holly Anna Tue Jun 3 20:21:00 2014
i dont really work at mimbresman, and i barely even ride a bike, compared to you real riders. but i have to start somewhere, and this site seems like it will make it more fun, and maybe push me to do a little more. and i'm not a man, either. and my bike is 12 years old and has a rusty chain and wont go into first gear. AND i dont even own bike shorts. but, hoping you will overlook all of that, and let me be part of the team!
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 3 20:09:00 2014
Followed Garmin Connect directions for updating software. Unit will not turn on now. Ouch
Logan Nedo Tue Jun 3 16:59:00 2014
Ugh, while mtbing today front tire caught a root while going downhill and sent me flying. Caught some sweet air! Bruised hip and "roadrash" on my shoulder. I was pretty lucky though, I've had much worse. After a short break I was able to keep on riding. Everyone remember to wear a helmet!
Logan Nedo Tue Jun 3 16:56:00 2014
@Holly There's nothing wrong with having an old bike, my road bike is steel and from the 80s. However, for your sake, bring the bike into a shop and do something about the chain and shifting. All that will do is make you miserable! And no need to worry about having bike specific clothing. It doesn't really matter unless you start riding longer distances. Happy riding!
Joseph Howard Tue Jun 3 16:05:00 2014
@Holly, any riding you do is only good if you enjoy it. With all my rides I always listen to what my body is telling me and am I enjoying myself. If the answer is no to either of these questions then I don’t ride or cut the ride short. It’s better to be on the safe side with smaller and more enjoyable rides then it is to hurt yourself on longer rides and then not be able to ride for days or even weeks. Anyways I guess what I am trying to say is good for you for riding. A famous quote I love is “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. Wells
Holly Anna Tue Jun 3 15:21:00 2014
i dont really work at mimbresman, and i barely even ride a bike, compared to you real riders. but i have to start somewhere, and this site seems like it will make it more fun, and maybe push me to do a little more. and i'm not a man, either. and my bike is 12 years old and has a rusty chain and wont go into first gear. AND i dont even own bike shorts. but, hoping you will overlook all of that, and let me be part of the team!
Joseph Howard Tue Jun 3 01:46:00 2014
Nice Job @David. I had a light riding weekend. I opened the pool and did yard work.
Joseph Howard Mon Jun 2 20:46:00 2014
Nice Job @David. I had a light riding weekend. I opened the pool and did yard work.
David Vogt Mon Jun 2 19:54:00 2014
Did the Ride the Ridge Challenge today over Minnewaska mountain with some friends. Great ride and finished before the storms. Also finished before they ran out of sandwiches. Bonus!
David Vogt Mon Jun 2 14:54:00 2014
Did the Ride the Ridge Challenge today over Minnewaska mountain with some friends. Great ride and finished before the storms. Also finished before they ran out of sandwiches. Bonus!
Jason G. Morgan Sat May 31 21:24:00 2014
@Robert, awesome! I had some mechanical issues on my way home today. I installed a new cassette, chain and tires on my road bike last weekend. Have ridden about 90 miles on it since. The lock ring wasn't completely snug and apparently the lower machine screw on my derailleur hanger was loosened, causing the lock ring and hanger bolt to bind up. Fortunately, I was able to replace the lock ring with the one off the old cassette (since the new one had a good gouge in it) and I was able to loosen the top hanger bolt and re-position the hanger and snug both bolts up. Needless to say I will be ordering a new hanger and machine screws. On the good side, I have the mechanical knowledge to repair my own bike and it failed at the corner of my street. No big incident, and I will be out riding it again this evening.
Robert Light Sat May 31 18:15:00 2014
94 miles and I have to climb a Cat 2 at mile 80!! SHUT UP LEGS! Where are my points??
Jason G. Morgan Sat May 31 16:24:00 2014
@Robert, awesome! I had some mechanical issues on my way home today. I installed a new cassette, chain and tires on my road bike last weekend. Have ridden about 90 miles on it since. The lock ring wasn't completely snug and apparently the lower machine screw on my derailleur hanger was loosened, causing the lock ring and hanger bolt to bind up. Fortunately, I was able to replace the lock ring with the one off the old cassette (since the new one had a good gouge in it) and I was able to loosen the top hanger bolt and re-position the hanger and snug both bolts up. Needless to say I will be ordering a new hanger and machine screws. On the good side, I have the mechanical knowledge to repair my own bike and it failed at the corner of my street. No big incident, and I will be out riding it again this evening.
Robert Light Sat May 31 13:15:00 2014
94 miles and I have to climb a Cat 2 at mile 80!! SHUT UP LEGS! Where are my points??
David J Clifton Thu May 29 13:56:00 2014
@Robert Great job. @ Joeseph, the rain was quite enjoyable and you are spot on about wearing bright colors and having your lights blinking. I would ride in this 60 degree rain all day long. To bad work interupts my biking. Be safe everyone and stay alert.
Joseph Howard Thu May 29 13:16:00 2014
Wasn’t that a very nice warm rain this morning? Does it not amaze you how motorist will try to hit that puddle as they pass you? The funny thing, I am already wet from the ride so it really is not going to make much of a difference, NICE TRY motorist. On a serious note, on days like these I wear visible clothing and both lights front and back. Safety should always be first. Enjoy your day everyone.
David J Clifton Thu May 29 08:56:00 2014
@Robert Great job. @ Joeseph, the rain was quite enjoyable and you are spot on about wearing bright colors and having your lights blinking. I would ride in this 60 degree rain all day long. To bad work interupts my biking. Be safe everyone and stay alert.
Joseph Howard Thu May 29 08:16:00 2014
Wasn’t that a very nice warm rain this morning? Does it not amaze you how motorist will try to hit that puddle as they pass you? The funny thing, I am already wet from the ride so it really is not going to make much of a difference, NICE TRY motorist. On a serious note, on days like these I wear visible clothing and both lights front and back. Safety should always be first. Enjoy your day everyone.
Joseph Howard Wed May 28 23:49:00 2014
Nicely done Robert
Robert Light Wed May 28 22:28:00 2014
Ouch, just finish a 40 miler and I think it was all up hill! 4 Cat-4's, 1 Cat-3, and 1 Cat 2.
Joseph Howard Wed May 28 18:49:00 2014
Nicely done Robert
Robert Light Wed May 28 17:28:00 2014
Ouch, just finish a 40 miler and I think it was all up hill! 4 Cat-4's, 1 Cat-3, and 1 Cat 2.
David J Clifton Wed May 28 13:44:00 2014
@gene very strange. once i go there i have to click the comment box to see what anyone has written. or SOCIAL box. off to the left. Hope this helps.
Gene Connor Wed May 28 12:42:00 2014
So I've been getting notifications on my e-mail that people are commenting on my workouts but when I go to the link it just shows my workouts and no comments. Anyone have a clue how to decipher this?
David J Clifton Wed May 28 08:44:00 2014
@gene very strange. once i go there i have to click the comment box to see what anyone has written. or SOCIAL box. off to the left. Hope this helps.
Gene Connor Wed May 28 07:42:00 2014
So I've been getting notifications on my e-mail that people are commenting on my workouts but when I go to the link it just shows my workouts and no comments. Anyone have a clue how to decipher this?
Logan Nedo Wed May 28 04:07:00 2014
T-storms in the forecast and I will probably have to dedicate two afternoons this week to pavement marking for the Rochester Tour de Cure. Won't be getting much riding in this week =(
Logan Nedo Tue May 27 23:07:00 2014
T-storms in the forecast and I will probably have to dedicate two afternoons this week to pavement marking for the Rochester Tour de Cure. Won't be getting much riding in this week =(
David J Clifton Tue May 27 23:01:00 2014
@Jonathan that is Great. figured you would get to bike there. lots of bike paths and such. Great Jobe. @Everyone you are all doing Great. I see all your miles and you inspire me to bike more. Just keep peddling and remember to be safe. You never know what abstacles are out there, kids,critters, and unfortunately other clueless people. Remember to be courteous and responsible and Please have some fun. Explore new routes make some new friends. You are all GREAT :)
David J Clifton Tue May 27 18:01:00 2014
@Jonathan that is Great. figured you would get to bike there. lots of bike paths and such. Great Jobe. @Everyone you are all doing Great. I see all your miles and you inspire me to bike more. Just keep peddling and remember to be safe. You never know what abstacles are out there, kids,critters, and unfortunately other clueless people. Remember to be courteous and responsible and Please have some fun. Explore new routes make some new friends. You are all GREAT :)
Jonathan Benn Sun May 25 04:46:00 2014
Chance to ride in Davis CA today. What a bike friendly town!
Jonathan Benn Sat May 24 23:46:00 2014
Chance to ride in Davis CA today. What a bike friendly town!
Joseph Howard Wed May 21 23:35:00 2014
Beat the rain home with a longer commute.
David J Clifton Wed May 21 23:20:00 2014
@Jonathan enjoy your trip. we have all summer to bike.
Jonathan Benn Wed May 21 22:06:00 2014
Off to Davis CA for a week-without a bike. Keep riding, I'll try to catch up later.
Joseph Howard Wed May 21 18:35:00 2014
Beat the rain home with a longer commute.
David J Clifton Wed May 21 18:20:00 2014
@Jonathan enjoy your trip. we have all summer to bike.
Jonathan Benn Wed May 21 17:06:00 2014
Off to Davis CA for a week-without a bike. Keep riding, I'll try to catch up later.
David J Clifton Wed May 21 00:52:00 2014
@Phyllis thanks for the wonderful comment about The Coasters. Have been trying to cheer everyone on however I had a red message stating to many posts in a 24 hr period and could not respond until now. @ Jonathan, your biking just put in your miles and times if you can, happy to see you out [email protected] Joseph did skaneteles lake twice last year however had not been out that way this year, will have to ride out that way, your doing great and Thanks for being part of OUR team. Its also great to see how helpful everyone is with there GPS and other devices as well as sharing about there [email protected] your doing great, I have taken it easy for a few days now to, the summer is long remember to relax we don't want any permanent injuries. @Jason your doing great with your miles and The Coasters thank you as do I. Its amazing to see so many average bikers come together for the effort of a TEAM, 8th place nationally just amazes me, Thank you all. If anyone would be part of a team please join us The Coasters, just average bikers united to combine OUR miles and points to keep us on top. If you only bike one time this summer we want you on our team, if you bike everyday we want you too :). Will continue to support all of you Via peptalks and comments as long as Endomondo allows me. Have a GREAT day one and all and safe cycling.
Joseph Howard Tue May 20 23:26:00 2014
What a fantastic day to commute by bike!
Jonathan Benn Tue May 20 22:21:00 2014
Sort have the Garmin upload working. All the rides show up as "Sport" . Does anyone know how to either edit an entered ride from a device or have the upload save as transporation or MTB?
Jason G. Morgan Tue May 20 21:18:00 2014
In order to contribute to the Coasters more effectively, I left my car at work sometime last week. Thus, I have no choice but to hop on one of the bikes for everything until I'm lazy enough to bring it home. Not that I needed the motivation anyways, but just in case
David J Clifton Tue May 20 19:52:00 2014
@Phyllis thanks for the wonderful comment about The Coasters. Have been trying to cheer everyone on however I had a red message stating to many posts in a 24 hr period and could not respond until now. @ Jonathan, your biking just put in your miles and times if you can, happy to see you out [email protected] Joseph did skaneteles lake twice last year however had not been out that way this year, will have to ride out that way, your doing great and Thanks for being part of OUR team. Its also great to see how helpful everyone is with there GPS and other devices as well as sharing about there [email protected] your doing great, I have taken it easy for a few days now to, the summer is long remember to relax we don't want any permanent injuries. @Jason your doing great with your miles and The Coasters thank you as do I. Its amazing to see so many average bikers come together for the effort of a TEAM, 8th place nationally just amazes me, Thank you all. If anyone would be part of a team please join us The Coasters, just average bikers united to combine OUR miles and points to keep us on top. If you only bike one time this summer we want you on our team, if you bike everyday we want you too :). Will continue to support all of you Via peptalks and comments as long as Endomondo allows me. Have a GREAT day one and all and safe cycling.
Joseph Howard Tue May 20 18:26:00 2014
What a fantastic day to commute by bike!
Jonathan Benn Tue May 20 17:21:00 2014
Sort have the Garmin upload working. All the rides show up as "Sport" . Does anyone know how to either edit an entered ride from a device or have the upload save as transporation or MTB?
Jason G. Morgan Tue May 20 16:18:00 2014
In order to contribute to the Coasters more effectively, I left my car at work sometime last week. Thus, I have no choice but to hop on one of the bikes for everything until I'm lazy enough to bring it home. Not that I needed the motivation anyways, but just in case
Joseph Howard Tue May 20 01:40:00 2014
Jonathan that worked great. Thank you. I was able to upload my 20 miles I did today from my Garmin. Another 40 for the Coasters!!!
Joseph Howard Mon May 19 20:40:00 2014
Jonathan that worked great. Thank you. I was able to upload my 20 miles I did today from my Garmin. Another 40 for the Coasters!!!
Robert Light Mon May 19 19:22:00 2014
3 days off the bike due to illness...fear not....I will catch and pass by you. Hoping for a short ride tomorrow!
Robert Light Mon May 19 14:22:00 2014
3 days off the bike due to illness...fear not....I will catch and pass by you. Hoping for a short ride tomorrow!
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 21:40:00 2014
That is funny @Jonathan or should we call you “The Man of Steel”. I also have a new personal record. Last elevation gain recorded was 614 feet. Today’s ride put me at 1437 feet. Trust me when I tell you I will not be breaking that anytime soon. I am typing this from my bed feet raised. LOL. The ride was enjoyable but hard.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 18 21:37:00 2014
@Joseph, I just had success uploading the file directly form the Garmin device from my profile page. Hit workouts and a drop down menu gives you options. I had my Garmin connected to the PC and was able to copy the file for today's ride to the Challenge site. Beacuse I had been logging my miles manually, now that there is data from my Garmin, it shows my average speed to be 2,113 mph. I feel pretty good about that!
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 21:29:00 2014
I just tried again @Jonathan. I get the same prompt that the software needs to be installed but I know its installed because I just uploaded my data to Garmin connect.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 18 21:06:00 2014
I've tried now several times to get the upload to work with my Garmin 200. The only thing I ever get is a request to update my Garmin Connect software. Has anyone else had any luck getting the data transfer to work with a Garmin 200?
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 21:04:00 2014
Awesome ride today to Skaneateles Lake. @David I could not agree more. I choose to ride my bike everywhere for me and the Earth. I do it because I can and with and my own integrity. I use a Garmin edge 800 to track my rides but endomondo will not upload that data and every time I log my miles on the endomondo site it just asks what type of ride and distance. That might be why some people only log miles. Anyways there is another 60 points for team Coasters. GO COASTERS!
Phyllis Richman Sun May 18 19:40:00 2014
I agree! I am from the dinosaur age and use an "old school bicycle computer". It is all about enjoying the ride along with personal integrity. Let's all get out and have fun on our bikes! I know that I am. Thanks for the encouraging comments David! The Coasters has a great team leader for anyone who is riding solo. It really is more fun to be part of a team.
David J Clifton Sun May 18 17:51:00 2014
@mick understand what you mean. Told myself last year that I only care about myself and my integrity.. I don't care if you use GPS or smart phone or even old school bicycle computer. Even Google maps. But log your times. You are doing great and to be riding single speed in the woods should get triple points.
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 16:40:00 2014
That is funny @Jonathan or should we call you “The Man of Steel”. I also have a new personal record. Last elevation gain recorded was 614 feet. Today’s ride put me at 1437 feet. Trust me when I tell you I will not be breaking that anytime soon. I am typing this from my bed feet raised. LOL. The ride was enjoyable but hard.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 18 16:37:00 2014
@Joseph, I just had success uploading the file directly form the Garmin device from my profile page. Hit workouts and a drop down menu gives you options. I had my Garmin connected to the PC and was able to copy the file for today's ride to the Challenge site. Beacuse I had been logging my miles manually, now that there is data from my Garmin, it shows my average speed to be 2,113 mph. I feel pretty good about that!
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 16:29:00 2014
I just tried again @Jonathan. I get the same prompt that the software needs to be installed but I know its installed because I just uploaded my data to Garmin connect.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 18 16:06:00 2014
I've tried now several times to get the upload to work with my Garmin 200. The only thing I ever get is a request to update my Garmin Connect software. Has anyone else had any luck getting the data transfer to work with a Garmin 200?
Joseph Howard Sun May 18 16:04:00 2014
Awesome ride today to Skaneateles Lake. @David I could not agree more. I choose to ride my bike everywhere for me and the Earth. I do it because I can and with and my own integrity. I use a Garmin edge 800 to track my rides but endomondo will not upload that data and every time I log my miles on the endomondo site it just asks what type of ride and distance. That might be why some people only log miles. Anyways there is another 60 points for team Coasters. GO COASTERS!
Phyllis Richman Sun May 18 14:40:00 2014
I agree! I am from the dinosaur age and use an "old school bicycle computer". It is all about enjoying the ride along with personal integrity. Let's all get out and have fun on our bikes! I know that I am. Thanks for the encouraging comments David! The Coasters has a great team leader for anyone who is riding solo. It really is more fun to be part of a team.
David J Clifton Sun May 18 12:51:00 2014
@mick understand what you mean. Told myself last year that I only care about myself and my integrity.. I don't care if you use GPS or smart phone or even old school bicycle computer. Even Google maps. But log your times. You are doing great and to be riding single speed in the woods should get triple points.
Bruce Herbach Sun May 18 05:07:00 2014
Why is the Challenge week Sunday through Saturday and the Endomondo calendar Monday through Sunday? It would be nice if they were the same.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 18 01:36:00 2014
Another car free day. A commute, work related errands and then a quick trip to the mall after dinner. Nearly 35 miles for the day.
Bruce Herbach Sun May 18 00:07:00 2014
Why is the Challenge week Sunday through Saturday and the Endomondo calendar Monday through Sunday? It would be nice if they were the same.
Jason G. Morgan Sun May 18 00:00:00 2014
@Joseph, I couldn't agree more. Layering and proper windproof shells make for a much more pleasant commute. I was forced to pick up my gnarly crew in my car two days this week, and my entire work day was ruined. Back to the bike this morning and the day just flew bye effortlessly.
Jonathan Benn Sat May 17 20:36:00 2014
Another car free day. A commute, work related errands and then a quick trip to the mall after dinner. Nearly 35 miles for the day.
Jason G. Morgan Sat May 17 19:00:00 2014
@Joseph, I couldn't agree more. Layering and proper windproof shells make for a much more pleasant commute. I was forced to pick up my gnarly crew in my car two days this week, and my entire work day was ruined. Back to the bike this morning and the day just flew bye effortlessly.
Joseph Howard Sat May 17 13:07:00 2014
It was a very windy commute home last night and a chilly ride in today but still better than being in a car.
David J Clifton Sat May 17 11:23:00 2014
@Luke you should. After all 4 wheels. Its like riding two bikes.
Joseph Howard Sat May 17 08:07:00 2014
It was a very windy commute home last night and a chilly ride in today but still better than being in a car.
David J Clifton Sat May 17 06:23:00 2014
@Luke you should. After all 4 wheels. Its like riding two bikes.
Luke Brown Fri May 16 22:03:00 2014
I should get double miles, for pulling a trailer with my kid on a single speed Schwinn!
Luke Brown Fri May 16 17:03:00 2014
I should get double miles, for pulling a trailer with my kid on a single speed Schwinn!
David J Clifton Fri May 16 01:43:00 2014
So your riding solo, why not be part of something bigger. Part of a team who encourages you, no matter how little or how much you bike. Please join The Coasters and celebrate biking with us. Were average people trying to move up in the national challenge and we need everyone. We need a larger team.
David J Clifton Thu May 15 20:43:00 2014
So your riding solo, why not be part of something bigger. Part of a team who encourages you, no matter how little or how much you bike. Please join The Coasters and celebrate biking with us. Were average people trying to move up in the national challenge and we need everyone. We need a larger team.
David J Clifton Thu May 15 17:34:00 2014
@ Robert sounds like a great ride in. I saw a Turkey this am made it to work just before the rain. Have a great day.
Robert Light Thu May 15 14:15:00 2014
well my morning bike commute to work was COLD! Guessing high 20's. It was all worht it seeing the 4 deer hauling tail across a field then crossing the road safely in front of me!! Yesterday I thought seeing an Eagle was going to be the highlight of my week!!!
David J Clifton Thu May 15 12:34:00 2014
@ Robert sounds like a great ride in. I saw a Turkey this am made it to work just before the rain. Have a great day.
Robert Light Thu May 15 09:15:00 2014
well my morning bike commute to work was COLD! Guessing high 20's. It was all worht it seeing the 4 deer hauling tail across a field then crossing the road safely in front of me!! Yesterday I thought seeing an Eagle was going to be the highlight of my week!!!
mick llanos Wed May 14 11:35:00 2014
@David, its a 27.5 inch rigid hardtail single speed.gearing is 32/18 its like spinning all the time, i like it (just a little rough on arms and knees).
mick llanos Wed May 14 06:35:00 2014
@David, its a 27.5 inch rigid hardtail single speed.gearing is 32/18 its like spinning all the time, i like it (just a little rough on arms and knees).
David J Clifton Wed May 14 01:33:00 2014
@mick single speed? You deserve triple miles.
David J Clifton Tue May 13 20:33:00 2014
@mick single speed? You deserve triple miles.
David J Clifton Tue May 13 13:43:00 2014
@Phyllis thanks about the ride. 7th? Amazing what we can do together as a team
Phyllis Richman Tue May 13 12:59:00 2014
Coasters are in 7th place nationally! Yay!!
David, congrats on your windy century ride!
mick llanos Tue May 13 11:32:00 2014
I agree the wind was brutal.. all day! David,, i see your second century this month alresdy.. i may have to buy a road bike to keep up. im riding a 650 bees knees rigif single speed and i love it. every one have a great day!
David J Clifton Tue May 13 08:43:00 2014
@Phyllis thanks about the ride. 7th? Amazing what we can do together as a team
Phyllis Richman Tue May 13 07:59:00 2014
Coasters are in 7th place nationally! Yay!!
David, congrats on your windy century ride!
David J Clifton Tue May 13 06:58:00 2014
Wind was brutal yesterday. Glad I rode. Everyone is doing great.
mick llanos Tue May 13 06:32:00 2014
I agree the wind was brutal.. all day! David,, i see your second century this month alresdy.. i may have to buy a road bike to keep up. im riding a 650 bees knees rigif single speed and i love it. every one have a great day!
Jason G. Morgan Tue May 13 02:39:00 2014
@Johnathon, I agree. The weather here in Buffalo returned to early spring with a constant 20mph wind, so I decided to stay in for fleet maintenance and ended up riding a few miles to hit the ATM and grab some dinner on the single speed. It ended up being just what the doctor ordered.
David J Clifton Tue May 13 01:58:00 2014
Wind was brutal yesterday. Glad I rode. Everyone is doing great.
Jason G. Morgan Mon May 12 21:39:00 2014
@Johnathon, I agree. The weather here in Buffalo returned to early spring with a constant 20mph wind, so I decided to stay in for fleet maintenance and ended up riding a few miles to hit the ATM and grab some dinner on the single speed. It ended up being just what the doctor ordered.
Jonathan Benn Mon May 12 17:22:00 2014
Not every ride is epic-2.81 miles for bagels this morning. Maybe more this afternoon.
Jonathan Benn Mon May 12 12:22:00 2014
Not every ride is epic-2.81 miles for bagels this morning. Maybe more this afternoon.
David J Clifton Mon May 12 01:34:00 2014
@mick thanks to all your riding:) Hoping to go out more tomorrow. I have never had 1000 miles in a month and that is my goal for May. we shall see.
mick llanos Mon May 12 00:05:00 2014
Coasters 1st place! Sweet!!
David J Clifton Sun May 11 20:43:00 2014
@Kevin. Its truly amazing to be that far up. We will all bike when we can. That's the great part of being on a team....if we can't bike someone else will. Hopefully we can add more team members too...all are welcome to join us The Coasters. Thanks for all your help.little league is just as important enjoy your time;)
David J Clifton Sun May 11 20:34:00 2014
@mick thanks to all your riding:) Hoping to go out more tomorrow. I have never had 1000 miles in a month and that is my goal for May. we shall see.
mick llanos Sun May 11 19:05:00 2014
Coasters 1st place! Sweet!!
Kevin Kretzschmar Sun May 11 18:58:00 2014
@ David I think we're in 9th just 9k points out. Little league is keeping me from pedaling more but will help out when i can
David J Clifton Sun May 11 15:43:00 2014
@Kevin. Its truly amazing to be that far up. We will all bike when we can. That's the great part of being on a team....if we can't bike someone else will. Hopefully we can add more team members too...all are welcome to join us The Coasters. Thanks for all your help.little league is just as important enjoy your time;)
Kevin Kretzschmar Sun May 11 13:58:00 2014
@ David I think we're in 9th just 9k points out. Little league is keeping me from pedaling more but will help out when i can
David J Clifton Sat May 10 10:26:00 2014
Thank you all who joined The Coasters, tell your friends and family about the challenge. Thanks to your help we have moved up to 22 in the nation and I am sure we can move up more September is a long way off. Hope everyone is enjoying there biking. Just keep peddling :)
David J Clifton Sat May 10 05:26:00 2014
Thank you all who joined The Coasters, tell your friends and family about the challenge. Thanks to your help we have moved up to 22 in the nation and I am sure we can move up more September is a long way off. Hope everyone is enjoying there biking. Just keep peddling :)
Marcin Martyna Sat May 10 03:00:00 2014
hey everybody, let's ride !!!!!!
David Vogt Sat May 10 02:52:00 2014
Hi David. Thanks for the invite. I just joined.
Phyllis Richman Sat May 10 02:38:00 2014
Just joined your team. Think it will motivate me to put in more miles. Definitely think the Coasters can be in first place locally and move up nationally with more people riding.
David J Clifton Sat May 10 02:25:00 2014
@ Sue. That's great. Saw some riding solo....wanted everyone to feel part of a team. Enjoy seeing everyone riding.
Sue Epstein Sat May 10 02:20:00 2014
Thanks for the invite to join the Coasters. I'm already riding for All Earth Renewables, a Vermont company that my son works for.
David J Clifton Sat May 10 01:48:00 2014
@mick thanks for all the points too....woohoo. Impressed with how much you Mt bike.
David J Clifton Sat May 10 01:44:00 2014
@Mick, Yes Great to have you, thanks so much. If anyone wants to join who is riding alone my team is The Coasters. Maybe we will move up nationally with more people.
Marcin Martyna Fri May 9 22:00:00 2014
hey everybody, let's ride !!!!!!
David Vogt Fri May 9 21:52:00 2014
Hi David. Thanks for the invite. I just joined.
Phyllis Richman Fri May 9 21:38:00 2014
Just joined your team. Think it will motivate me to put in more miles. Definitely think the Coasters can be in first place locally and move up nationally with more people riding.
David J Clifton Fri May 9 21:25:00 2014
@ Sue. That's great. Saw some riding solo....wanted everyone to feel part of a team. Enjoy seeing everyone riding.
Sue Epstein Fri May 9 21:20:00 2014
Thanks for the invite to join the Coasters. I'm already riding for All Earth Renewables, a Vermont company that my son works for.
David J Clifton Fri May 9 20:48:00 2014
@mick thanks for all the points too....woohoo. Impressed with how much you Mt bike.
David J Clifton Fri May 9 20:44:00 2014
@Mick, Yes Great to have you, thanks so much. If anyone wants to join who is riding alone my team is The Coasters. Maybe we will move up nationally with more people.
mick llanos Fri May 9 20:00:00 2014
David.. i joined your team.. hope its ok?
mick llanos Fri May 9 15:00:00 2014
David.. i joined your team.. hope its ok?
David J Clifton Fri May 9 02:41:00 2014
@ Jeff you can join my team if you like.... The Coasters. Would be happy to have you.
David J Clifton Thu May 8 21:41:00 2014
@ Jeff you can join my team if you like.... The Coasters. Would be happy to have you.
Jeffery Roy Thu May 8 02:51:00 2014
Trying to join a team, but search tells me no teams?

There are no teams matching the search criteria.

Jeffery Roy Wed May 7 21:51:00 2014
Trying to join a team, but search tells me no teams?

There are no teams matching the search criteria.

Jonathan Benn Wed May 7 01:12:00 2014
@Phyllis, the 5 Boro ride was fun once again. Some of the usual standing too long in line for things, but with 30,000+ riders that comes with it. Saw just about every kind of bike and rider under the sun. NYC really is nice to ride in. On Saturday we started a ride in NJ, used a water taxi to get to the West Side and had fun on the Greenway.
Gary Schyve Wed May 7 01:06:00 2014
No kids tonight so I got out and did a few miles by myself on the canal path after work. Another beautiful evening.
Jonathan Benn Tue May 6 20:12:00 2014
@Phyllis, the 5 Boro ride was fun once again. Some of the usual standing too long in line for things, but with 30,000+ riders that comes with it. Saw just about every kind of bike and rider under the sun. NYC really is nice to ride in. On Saturday we started a ride in NJ, used a water taxi to get to the West Side and had fun on the Greenway.
Gary Schyve Tue May 6 20:06:00 2014
No kids tonight so I got out and did a few miles by myself on the canal path after work. Another beautiful evening.
Phyllis Richman Mon May 5 23:42:00 2014
Great day for riding today in the New York City area! Jonathan, I am envious of your doing the 5 boro bike ride. Hope you had a great time! I did it several years but did not sign up this year. Biked the Bronx River Parkway today, a road that is closed for 6 1/2 miles in Westchester. Great ride there! Lots of families biking together with kids of all different ages. A fun event in May, June and September on Sundays from 10 - 2pm.
Gary Schyve Mon May 5 23:23:00 2014
@Jason, yes, I love riding with the kids. I'll still ride to work some days this summer, but my main focus will be on them. My son actually out-ran me on the way home yesterday for a brief period. Of course, long-term is another story, but I'm proud of him. @David, last summer was a blast riding for the miles with you too, but this is a different kind of fun. We rode again today - this time to a volleyball game. I'm trying to keep them as active as possible with their friends. Otherwise I think we've all heard the saying about "idle hands." Everyone enjoy the fantastic weather!
Phyllis Richman Mon May 5 18:42:00 2014
Great day for riding today in the New York City area! Jonathan, I am envious of your doing the 5 boro bike ride. Hope you had a great time! I did it several years but did not sign up this year. Biked the Bronx River Parkway today, a road that is closed for 6 1/2 miles in Westchester. Great ride there! Lots of families biking together with kids of all different ages. A fun event in May, June and September on Sundays from 10 - 2pm.
Gary Schyve Mon May 5 18:23:00 2014
@Jason, yes, I love riding with the kids. I'll still ride to work some days this summer, but my main focus will be on them. My son actually out-ran me on the way home yesterday for a brief period. Of course, long-term is another story, but I'm proud of him. @David, last summer was a blast riding for the miles with you too, but this is a different kind of fun. We rode again today - this time to a volleyball game. I'm trying to keep them as active as possible with their friends. Otherwise I think we've all heard the saying about "idle hands." Everyone enjoy the fantastic weather!
Logan Nedo Mon May 5 17:23:00 2014
Amazing day for a ride in Rochester! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
David J Clifton Mon May 5 13:20:00 2014
@ Jason just don't want to miss a day.
@ Gary that's great. I enjoy riding with my daughter too, 10 but she is a little scared of her new road bike:( . Hopefully by summers end. Have fun with the kids....more important than any miles.
Logan Nedo Mon May 5 12:23:00 2014
Amazing day for a ride in Rochester! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
David J Clifton Mon May 5 08:20:00 2014
@ Jason just don't want to miss a day.
@ Gary that's great. I enjoy riding with my daughter too, 10 but she is a little scared of her new road bike:( . Hopefully by summers end. Have fun with the kids....more important than any miles.
Jason G. Morgan Mon May 5 01:31:00 2014
@Gary, riding with the kids must be incredible. The Ride for Roswell River course looks fun, nice to have other cyclists here in the Buffalo area.
Gary Schyve Sun May 4 22:04:00 2014
@David, my kids are 12 and 14 and we're practicing for the 30 mile river ride of the Ride for Roswell coming up in June. In fact my son already has his minimum donations and my daughter is working on hers. Last year I was focused on miles. This year I'm focused on helping them get their miles up. So far, so good.
Jason G. Morgan Sun May 4 20:31:00 2014
@Gary, riding with the kids must be incredible. The Ride for Roswell River course looks fun, nice to have other cyclists here in the Buffalo area.
Jason G. Morgan Sun May 4 18:42:00 2014
@David, I totally understand that. I have a platelet donation tomorrow morning and I'm thinking of the best way to get up early and get out for a few miles just to keep the points coming!
Gary Schyve Sun May 4 17:04:00 2014
@David, my kids are 12 and 14 and we're practicing for the 30 mile river ride of the Ride for Roswell coming up in June. In fact my son already has his minimum donations and my daughter is working on hers. Last year I was focused on miles. This year I'm focused on helping them get their miles up. So far, so good.
Jason G. Morgan Sun May 4 13:42:00 2014
@David, I totally understand that. I have a platelet donation tomorrow morning and I'm thinking of the best way to get up early and get out for a few miles just to keep the points coming!
David J Clifton Sun May 4 11:39:00 2014
@Jonathan have a GREAT time. I have heard its fun.
David J Clifton Sun May 4 11:38:00 2014
You know your addicted to the challenge when its a kid weekend and you get up before them and ride a couple miles so you don't lose 20 points. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, not to many miles for me unless its Sunday :)
David J Clifton Sun May 4 06:39:00 2014
@Jonathan have a GREAT time. I have heard its fun.
David J Clifton Sun May 4 06:38:00 2014
You know your addicted to the challenge when its a kid weekend and you get up before them and ride a couple miles so you don't lose 20 points. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, not to many miles for me unless its Sunday :)
Jonathan Benn Sun May 4 01:34:00 2014
Bike and rider is ready for trip to NYC this weekend for the 5 Boro ride. A truely good time that every cyclist should try at least once.
Jonathan Benn Sat May 3 20:34:00 2014
Bike and rider is ready for trip to NYC this weekend for the 5 Boro ride. A truely good time that every cyclist should try at least once.
David J Clifton Sat May 3 13:35:00 2014
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather, not sure why work has to interfere with my biking...lol Ride safe everyone and enjoy.
David J Clifton Sat May 3 08:35:00 2014
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather, not sure why work has to interfere with my biking...lol Ride safe everyone and enjoy.
Robert Light Sat May 3 00:36:00 2014
This is a great forum! Love to ride! Enjoy the ride everyone! Pedal On!!
Bob L
Robert Light Fri May 2 19:36:00 2014
This is a great forum! Love to ride! Enjoy the ride everyone! Pedal On!!
Bob L
otelia gantt Fri May 2 15:32:00 2014
I HOPE TO MEET SOME NEW RIDERS ALONG THE WAY
otelia gantt Fri May 2 10:32:00 2014
I HOPE TO MEET SOME NEW RIDERS ALONG THE WAY
David J Clifton Thu May 1 23:40:00 2014
Over did the miles today, meant to go south of the lake for 50 miles but once I was north had to go around. Very sore now but the milkes look impressive. lol bike safe everyone and Happy first day.
David J Clifton Thu May 1 18:40:00 2014
Over did the miles today, meant to go south of the lake for 50 miles but once I was north had to go around. Very sore now but the milkes look impressive. lol bike safe everyone and Happy first day.
David Vogt Thu May 1 12:25:00 2014
Have fun everybody! Feel the wind in your hair and the bugs in your teeth!
David Vogt Thu May 1 07:25:00 2014
Have fun everybody! Feel the wind in your hair and the bugs in your teeth!
Pedro desiderio Thu May 1 03:51:00 2014
Lets get ready to the rumble
David J Clifton Thu May 1 02:30:00 2014
Good luck everyone. Its like being a kid on Christmas eve. Lol
mick llanos Thu May 1 01:48:00 2014
Good luck to all,, ride hard and be safe!
Pedro desiderio Wed Apr 30 22:51:00 2014
Lets get ready to the rumble
Philip Schwartz Wed Apr 30 22:13:00 2014
Good luck, all. This is going to be fun.
David J Clifton Wed Apr 30 21:30:00 2014
Good luck everyone. Its like being a kid on Christmas eve. Lol
mick llanos Wed Apr 30 20:48:00 2014
Good luck to all,, ride hard and be safe!
Thomas C. Schwartz Wed Apr 30 17:49:00 2014
Beautiful biking weather. Good luck to all. Be safe.
Philip Schwartz Wed Apr 30 17:13:00 2014
Good luck, all. This is going to be fun.
David J Clifton Wed Apr 30 13:56:00 2014
@ Gene that is GREAT. Funny as my weekend rides are generally short any how. I am trying to find longer ways to get to work without being to extreme.
@M E DOODY....ride all you can lots of fun,
took today off biking, I know crazy, but need to be ready for tomorrow and the next 5 months.
Thomas C. Schwartz Wed Apr 30 12:49:00 2014
Beautiful biking weather. Good luck to all. Be safe.
Gene Connor Wed Apr 30 12:31:00 2014
@ David - I'm ready, just trying to make sure to carve out enough time. I joined the local fire department over the winter so my weekend riding time will be cut down a bit this year. But I am on the Rescue Bike Squad so I'll get some extra miles in that way.
David J Clifton Wed Apr 30 08:56:00 2014
@ Gene that is GREAT. Funny as my weekend rides are generally short any how. I am trying to find longer ways to get to work without being to extreme.
@M E DOODY....ride all you can lots of fun,
took today off biking, I know crazy, but need to be ready for tomorrow and the next 5 months.
Gene Connor Wed Apr 30 07:31:00 2014
@ David - I'm ready, just trying to make sure to carve out enough time. I joined the local fire department over the winter so my weekend riding time will be cut down a bit this year. But I am on the Rescue Bike Squad so I'll get some extra miles in that way.
M.E. Doody Wed Apr 30 02:59:00 2014
I guess I'll have to go do the club ride on Wednesday evening
M.E. Doody Tue Apr 29 21:59:00 2014
I guess I'll have to go do the club ride on Wednesday evening
David J Clifton Tue Apr 29 16:48:00 2014
@ gene we all start fresh Wednesday :) I am ready so can't wait.
Gene Connor Tue Apr 29 12:30:00 2014
@ David - thanks so much for the heads up about logging miles on Endomondo! I hadn't been really logging my miles on before March because I didn't think they counted at all. I went back and logged on my miles and now I'm fairly caught up. I won't be going cross country this year so I have lots more commuting and riding with the kids to do to keep up with you and Mick!
David J Clifton Tue Apr 29 11:48:00 2014
@ gene we all start fresh Wednesday :) I am ready so can't wait.
Gene Connor Tue Apr 29 07:30:00 2014
@ David - thanks so much for the heads up about logging miles on Endomondo! I hadn't been really logging my miles on before March because I didn't think they counted at all. I went back and logged on my miles and now I'm fairly caught up. I won't be going cross country this year so I have lots more commuting and riding with the kids to do to keep up with you and Mick!
David J Clifton Tue Apr 29 01:17:00 2014
@ Lisa Great job and congrats look forward to seeing your miles, don't be afraid to start slow and work into it.
David J Clifton Mon Apr 28 20:17:00 2014
@ Lisa Great job and congrats look forward to seeing your miles, don't be afraid to start slow and work into it.
Lisa Alter Mon Apr 28 19:17:00 2014
Just bought a brand new bike...can't wait to start!!
Lisa Alter Mon Apr 28 14:17:00 2014
Just bought a brand new bike...can't wait to start!!
David J Clifton Sun Apr 27 09:27:00 2014
I wasn't going to log all my miles one Endomondo and was keeping track on my spreedsheet when I gave up my smart phone, however after seeing that the WARM up period was covering peoples miiles before March, I decided to go back and log everything until now. My miles are up to date and I am ready for the challenge to start Wednesday, hoping for no rain and no bike issues. Flat tire and broken spoke was not fun yesterday but I made it home just took me longer:) good luck everyone with your miles.
David J Clifton Sun Apr 27 04:27:00 2014
I wasn't going to log all my miles one Endomondo and was keeping track on my spreedsheet when I gave up my smart phone, however after seeing that the WARM up period was covering peoples miiles before March, I decided to go back and log everything until now. My miles are up to date and I am ready for the challenge to start Wednesday, hoping for no rain and no bike issues. Flat tire and broken spoke was not fun yesterday but I made it home just took me longer:) good luck everyone with your miles.
David J Clifton Mon Apr 21 22:18:00 2014
Thanks Mick....you too. Hope to bike more this year.
mick llanos Mon Apr 21 20:47:00 2014
Hi David,, it was fun.. should be better.. good luck to everyone who gets there ass in gear..
David J Clifton Mon Apr 21 17:18:00 2014
Thanks Mick....you too. Hope to bike more this year.
mick llanos Mon Apr 21 15:47:00 2014
Hi David,, it was fun.. should be better.. good luck to everyone who gets there ass in gear..
David J Clifton Sun Apr 20 13:24:00 2014
Its that time a year again, so GREAT. Have not been logging my miles, however just updated April. Last year was fun to be challenged by other people and I expect this year to be just as fun. Truly pushes me to bike more. Good luck everyone.
David J Clifton Sun Apr 20 08:24:00 2014
Its that time a year again, so GREAT. Have not been logging my miles, however just updated April. Last year was fun to be challenged by other people and I expect this year to be just as fun. Truly pushes me to bike more. Good luck everyone.
Martha B Clarvoe Tue Mar 18 19:44:00 2014
This is awesome! This is going to help our Bike/Walk to Work Day Event soo much!! Thank you very much. Martha Clarvoe
Martha B Clarvoe Tue Mar 18 15:44:00 2014
This is awesome! This is going to help our Bike/Walk to Work Day Event soo much!! Thank you very much. Martha Clarvoe
David J Clifton Tue Oct 8 00:58:00 2013
@Bruce..your welcome.I enjoy seeing everybody out biking. Very thankful to be part of everybody's team. Will continue to cheer everyone on even after the challenge its great see you all out there. Just keep pedaling. You are all great!
David J Clifton Mon Oct 7 19:58:00 2013
@Bruce..your welcome.I enjoy seeing everybody out biking. Very thankful to be part of everybody's team. Will continue to cheer everyone on even after the challenge its great see you all out there. Just keep pedaling. You are all great!
bruce d. smith Thu Oct 3 01:36:00 2013
David, Thank you for all your words of encouragement throughout the challenge.
bruce d. smith Wed Oct 2 20:36:00 2013
David, Thank you for all your words of encouragement throughout the challenge.
mick llanos Tue Oct 1 16:12:01 2013
I dont believe @Deb Smit even owns a bike.. im just saying WOW!
David J Clifton Tue Oct 1 12:29:00 2013
@Bruce great riding with you and everyone. Would be wonderful to have you and the same team next year. Just keep pedaling we still have a few months of riding.
David J Clifton Tue Oct 1 07:29:00 2013
@Bruce great riding with you and everyone. Would be wonderful to have you and the same team next year. Just keep pedaling we still have a few months of riding.
Bruce Herbach Tue Oct 1 02:43:00 2013
Well managed a strong finish 50 yesterday and 60 today. Really enjoyed the riding. @David you were amazing. Double centuries. Thanks for inviting me to join the team.
Jonathan Benn Tue Oct 1 01:56:00 2013
One last quick ride after a day that included 350 miles of driving and a Board meeting. Felt great to ride through the city at night. Unitl next year, ride on.
David J Clifton Tue Oct 1 01:45:00 2013
Great job coasters. @great job Mick, road bike? You will crush us [email protected] was great riding with you too and everyone. The challenge may be over but still a lot of riding [email protected] good luck on drawings too. I truly hope everyone reached the goals they set for themselves. Just keep pedaling. :)
mick llanos Mon Sep 30 22:30:00 2013
Its been a great time riding and bonding with all of you (bikers and Coasters). Have a safe winter and hope to see everyone next year. ps. David, my road bike comes in on oct. 23. Next year Coasters RULE.
Bruce Herbach Mon Sep 30 21:43:00 2013
Well managed a strong finish 50 yesterday and 60 today. Really enjoyed the riding. @David you were amazing. Double centuries. Thanks for inviting me to join the team.
Jonathan Benn Mon Sep 30 20:56:00 2013
One last quick ride after a day that included 350 miles of driving and a Board meeting. Felt great to ride through the city at night. Unitl next year, ride on.
David J Clifton Mon Sep 30 20:45:00 2013
Great job coasters. @great job Mick, road bike? You will crush us [email protected] was great riding with you too and everyone. The challenge may be over but still a lot of riding [email protected] good luck on drawings too. I truly hope everyone reached the goals they set for themselves. Just keep pedaling. :)
mick llanos Mon Sep 30 17:30:00 2013
Its been a great time riding and bonding with all of you (bikers and Coasters). Have a safe winter and hope to see everyone next year. ps. David, my road bike comes in on oct. 23. Next year Coasters RULE.
Thomas M Smolen Mon Sep 30 14:24:00 2013
Nice work everyone! Good luck on the drawings!
David Vogt Mon Sep 30 12:41:00 2013
Last ride of the challenge for me! It's been fun "riding" with all of you. Let the Fall and Winter riding begin. See you all next year.
Gene Connor Mon Sep 30 10:00:01 2013
Oh well, I have one more commute ride home for the challenge. I didn't get as much riding in during the month of July as I had wanted to so I fell short of my goal of Diamond this year (I guess next year I have to do another cross country!). It's been great riding with all of you - even if it is virtually!
Thomas M Smolen Mon Sep 30 09:24:00 2013
Nice work everyone! Good luck on the drawings!
David Vogt Mon Sep 30 07:41:00 2013
Last ride of the challenge for me! It's been fun "riding" with all of you. Let the Fall and Winter riding begin. See you all next year.
Bruce Herbach Fri Sep 27 10:22:00 2013
Here it is the last week of the Challenge and I have the lowest mileage for a week since we started. Finally starting to feel better. Will put in a few miles today but still not up to my normal amounts. Hope everyone else is able to get out and enjoy the nice weather we are having and pedal a few miles.
Bruce Herbach Fri Sep 27 05:22:00 2013
Here it is the last week of the Challenge and I have the lowest mileage for a week since we started. Finally starting to feel better. Will put in a few miles today but still not up to my normal amounts. Hope everyone else is able to get out and enjoy the nice weather we are having and pedal a few miles.
Jonathan Benn Thu Sep 26 01:38:00 2013
@Bruce, hope you feel better. I'm suffering from work, the curse of the cycling class.
Bruce Herbach Wed Sep 25 22:00:00 2013
Last week of the Challenge and I get hit with a 24-48 hour bug. Couldn't even put in a mile yesterday. Will attempt one shortly. Far short of the 30 or so I had planned. Everyone enjoy the nice weather (at least here) and have a great ride.
Jonathan Benn Wed Sep 25 20:38:00 2013
@Bruce, hope you feel better. I'm suffering from work, the curse of the cycling class.
Bruce Herbach Wed Sep 25 17:00:00 2013
Last week of the Challenge and I get hit with a 24-48 hour bug. Couldn't even put in a mile yesterday. Will attempt one shortly. Far short of the 30 or so I had planned. Everyone enjoy the nice weather (at least here) and have a great ride.
Sue Epstein Tue Sep 24 14:03:00 2013
Just got back from an amazing bike trip around Maribor, Slovenia, into Croatia and a few miles around Lake Bled, Slovenia. Beautiful country!!!
Sue Epstein Tue Sep 24 09:03:00 2013
Just got back from an amazing bike trip around Maribor, Slovenia, into Croatia and a few miles around Lake Bled, Slovenia. Beautiful country!!!
Jonathan Benn Mon Sep 23 00:15:00 2013
Second time doing the "Ride the Hub" event in Boston today. Sort of a mini 5 Boro ride. A great event.
Jonathan Benn Sun Sep 22 19:15:00 2013
Second time doing the "Ride the Hub" event in Boston today. Sort of a mini 5 Boro ride. A great event.
David J Clifton Wed Sep 18 18:36:00 2013
@Jonathan...great job. Its a great feeling to complete goals no matter how big or small. I hope everyone reaches the level they set for themselves in the challenge. You are all doing Great! Just keep pedaling.
David J Clifton Wed Sep 18 13:36:00 2013
@Jonathan...great job. Its a great feeling to complete goals no matter how big or small. I hope everyone reaches the level they set for themselves in the challenge. You are all doing Great! Just keep pedaling.
Jonathan Benn Wed Sep 18 01:14:00 2013
Finally time and weather to ride. 5,000 points at last.
Jonathan Benn Tue Sep 17 20:14:00 2013
Finally time and weather to ride. 5,000 points at last.
mick llanos Sun Sep 15 13:35:00 2013
Thanks for comments, I have a pair of dual sided pedals.. thanks @Bruce..
mick llanos Sun Sep 15 08:35:00 2013
Thanks for comments, I have a pair of dual sided pedals.. thanks @Bruce..
David J Clifton Sat Sep 14 16:10:00 2013
Just keep pedaling everyone your all doing GREAT!
David J Clifton Sat Sep 14 16:04:00 2013
@Mick The Coasters need you, We need EVERYONE. Sorry about the foot. Never fun when you get hurt. We still have the rest of the month. If i need to start biking double miles on monday to help you out so be it...lol You are doing great, give you huge credit for single speed bike. I have used 4 bikes for the challenge this year all of which have gears. @Bruce that is a great idea, its nice not to have to think if you put the right shoes on or not.
Bruce Herbach Sat Sep 14 15:24:00 2013
@Mick on my Surly I have the shimono SPD pedals that are flat on one side and clips on the other. Use this bike for all errands and commuting. So it doesn't matter which shoes I use. Might work for you.
mick llanos Sat Sep 14 12:03:00 2013
Maybe try flat pedals! Yes i will.. its sad i can clip in but cant clip out.. Ouch!
mick llanos Sat Sep 14 11:59:00 2013
Im out.. hurt my foot at work and cant pedal.. give it a couple of days.. maybe? Keep riding and go COASTERS!
David J Clifton Sat Sep 14 11:10:00 2013
Just keep pedaling everyone your all doing GREAT!
David J Clifton Sat Sep 14 11:04:00 2013
@Mick The Coasters need you, We need EVERYONE. Sorry about the foot. Never fun when you get hurt. We still have the rest of the month. If i need to start biking double miles on monday to help you out so be it...lol You are doing great, give you huge credit for single speed bike. I have used 4 bikes for the challenge this year all of which have gears. @Bruce that is a great idea, its nice not to have to think if you put the right shoes on or not.
Bruce Herbach Sat Sep 14 10:24:00 2013
@Mick on my Surly I have the shimono SPD pedals that are flat on one side and clips on the other. Use this bike for all errands and commuting. So it doesn't matter which shoes I use. Might work for you.
mick llanos Sat Sep 14 07:03:00 2013
Maybe try flat pedals! Yes i will.. its sad i can clip in but cant clip out.. Ouch!
mick llanos Sat Sep 14 06:59:00 2013
Im out.. hurt my foot at work and cant pedal.. give it a couple of days.. maybe? Keep riding and go COASTERS!
Bruce Herbach Wed Sep 11 18:34:00 2013
@Johnathan, I did the Metric on Saturday and the Half on Sunday. Both rides were very nice. Really a great weekend.
Bruce Herbach Wed Sep 11 13:34:00 2013
@Johnathan, I did the Metric on Saturday and the Half on Sunday. Both rides were very nice. Really a great weekend.
David J Clifton Tue Sep 10 12:16:00 2013
@Jonathan great job on your miles. Always enjoyable to ride with others.
David J Clifton Tue Sep 10 07:16:00 2013
@Jonathan great job on your miles. Always enjoyable to ride with others.
Jonathan Benn Sun Sep 8 21:50:00 2013
MHCC Century Weekend in the books. Did the half on Satrday and the Metric today. Both very nice rides.
Jonathan Benn Sun Sep 8 16:50:00 2013
MHCC Century Weekend in the books. Did the half on Satrday and the Metric today. Both very nice rides.
David Patterson Thu Sep 5 03:00:00 2013
/none of my miles are transferring to Bike challenge, likely since trasfer is intially as a run! I am at the same total for 1 week, even though I have ridden & logged >150 miles!
David Patterson Wed Sep 4 22:00:00 2013
/none of my miles are transferring to Bike challenge, likely since trasfer is intially as a run! I am at the same total for 1 week, even though I have ridden & logged >150 miles!
chip braun Wed Sep 4 04:19:00 2013
Running thing get me also have to change it to cycling sport
Robert Light Wed Sep 4 00:36:00 2013
yeah that running thing gets me now too!
David J Clifton Tue Sep 3 23:43:00 2013
Last month of the challenge everyone. Hope you all get out there and ride as much as you can. I am off to a slow start but with 27 days to go I am certain to log some miles and smiles...lol . You are all doing great. Just keep pedaling and remember to have fun and enjoy the sights along the way.
chip braun Tue Sep 3 23:19:00 2013
Running thing get me also have to change it to cycling sport
Robert Light Tue Sep 3 19:36:00 2013
yeah that running thing gets me now too!
David J Clifton Tue Sep 3 18:43:00 2013
Last month of the challenge everyone. Hope you all get out there and ride as much as you can. I am off to a slow start but with 27 days to go I am certain to log some miles and smiles...lol . You are all doing great. Just keep pedaling and remember to have fun and enjoy the sights along the way.
Joseph Howard Tue Sep 3 13:26:00 2013
David I think that was the change they made a week ago that caused the Garmin upload to stop working. You are correct. Every upload I do I have to change the upload from running to cycling sport.
Joseph Howard Tue Sep 3 08:26:00 2013
David I think that was the change they made a week ago that caused the Garmin upload to stop working. You are correct. Every upload I do I have to change the upload from running to cycling sport.
David Patterson Tue Sep 3 00:36:00 2013
Is anyone else having to edit their Garmin rides from running to riding..Every ride since the weekend were saved as running..do not seem to get mileage credit in the Bike Challenge.
David Patterson Mon Sep 2 19:36:00 2013
Is anyone else having to edit their Garmin rides from running to riding..Every ride since the weekend were saved as running..do not seem to get mileage credit in the Bike Challenge.
Laura Lee Thu Aug 29 01:30:00 2013
@[email protected] thanks for input--i'll have to get in habit of swapping out
Jonathan Benn Wed Aug 28 21:18:00 2013
@Laura Slicks on single track are not safe and are pron to punctures.
chip braun Wed Aug 28 20:39:00 2013
Comuter slick non single track is a bad idea and may be dangerous.
Laura Lee Wed Aug 28 20:30:00 2013
@[email protected] thanks for input--i'll have to get in habit of swapping out
Jonathan Benn Wed Aug 28 16:18:00 2013
@Laura Slicks on single track are not safe and are pron to punctures.
chip braun Wed Aug 28 15:39:00 2013
Comuter slick non single track is a bad idea and may be dangerous.
Laura Lee Wed Aug 28 05:18:00 2013
Can any MTBers weigh in on commuter slicks being used on singletrack trails? Is it a bad idea, or do they get enough traction? Thanks!
Laura Lee Wed Aug 28 00:18:00 2013
Can any MTBers weigh in on commuter slicks being used on singletrack trails? Is it a bad idea, or do they get enough traction? Thanks!
mick llanos Tue Aug 27 10:59:00 2013
ALWAYS! THE BEST PLACE TO RIDE.. No cars to dodge.. only racoons.. my shoulder still hurts from my collision with mama racoon on saturday nite..ouch!
mick llanos Tue Aug 27 05:59:00 2013
ALWAYS! THE BEST PLACE TO RIDE.. No cars to dodge.. only racoons.. my shoulder still hurts from my collision with mama racoon on saturday nite..ouch!
Jonathan Benn Tue Aug 27 01:18:00 2013
Sound of gentle rain,russle of leaves on the trail, made for a peacefull after work MTB ride. Sometimes the woods are the best place to ride.
Jonathan Benn Mon Aug 26 20:18:00 2013
Sound of gentle rain,russle of leaves on the trail, made for a peacefull after work MTB ride. Sometimes the woods are the best place to ride.
Joseph Howard Fri Aug 23 17:26:00 2013
I just checked with the support site and it appears to be fixed. I just tried to upload and it works
Joseph Howard Fri Aug 23 12:26:00 2013
I just checked with the support site and it appears to be fixed. I just tried to upload and it works
David Patterson Fri Aug 23 02:45:00 2013
Past 3 days
David Patterson Fri Aug 23 02:44:00 2013
Same issue w/my Garmin 800, reads unit but won't save to site.
Dennis Uhlig Fri Aug 23 01:52:00 2013
Same problem here. Garmin Edge 500 uploads okay to Garmin and MapMyRide but won't upload here.
Joseph Howard Fri Aug 23 01:22:00 2013
Thanks Jeffrey and Chip. The reason I know my Garmin is still working is because I have no issues and am still able to upload to the Garmin site but not here.
David Patterson Thu Aug 22 21:45:00 2013
Past 3 days
David Patterson Thu Aug 22 21:44:00 2013
Same issue w/my Garmin 800, reads unit but won't save to site.
Dennis Uhlig Thu Aug 22 20:52:00 2013
Same problem here. Garmin Edge 500 uploads okay to Garmin and MapMyRide but won't upload here.
Joseph Howard Thu Aug 22 20:22:00 2013
Thanks Jeffrey and Chip. The reason I know my Garmin is still working is because I have no issues and am still able to upload to the Garmin site but not here.
Jeffrey d Lintz Thu Aug 22 19:27:00 2013
Yes Joseph ,
i'm having the same issue . I thought it was because my garmin got zapped by the badge reader at work Got a 500 edge , i'm uploading from a tcx file as well from garmin connect.
Jeffrey d Lintz Thu Aug 22 14:27:00 2013
Yes Joseph ,
i'm having the same issue . I thought it was because my garmin got zapped by the badge reader at work Got a 500 edge , i'm uploading from a tcx file as well from garmin connect.
chip braun Thu Aug 22 01:30:00 2013
Joe mine have been up loading ok but I have an old forerunner 305
Joseph Howard Wed Aug 21 22:25:00 2013
Is anyone having an issue with uploading data from Garmin? It would have happened in the past few days. Since Monday when I upload from my Garmin edge 800 it recognizes the Garmin and detects the proper workouts to upload the then I click save it just sits there on the saving workout screen and does nothing. I have tried this on 2 different computers in 2 different locations. I contacted help and support and I got an automated email that says “First of all, thank you for using Endomondo. We're getting tons of emails every day from users around the world, which means we unfortunately don't have time to give everybody a tailor-made answer, but we hope this can help you anyway.” The only way I can upload my workouts now is after I upload them to Garmin connect export them as tcx and import the files here.
chip braun Wed Aug 21 20:30:00 2013
Joe mine have been up loading ok but I have an old forerunner 305
Joseph Howard Wed Aug 21 17:25:00 2013
Is anyone having an issue with uploading data from Garmin? It would have happened in the past few days. Since Monday when I upload from my Garmin edge 800 it recognizes the Garmin and detects the proper workouts to upload the then I click save it just sits there on the saving workout screen and does nothing. I have tried this on 2 different computers in 2 different locations. I contacted help and support and I got an automated email that says “First of all, thank you for using Endomondo. We're getting tons of emails every day from users around the world, which means we unfortunately don't have time to give everybody a tailor-made answer, but we hope this can help you anyway.” The only way I can upload my workouts now is after I upload them to Garmin connect export them as tcx and import the files here.
mick llanos Tue Aug 20 00:09:00 2013
Thats funny,, it says Sept 30th on this page.. DOH!! thanks for the heads up @Thomas..
Thomas M Smolen Mon Aug 19 19:38:00 2013
@mick, congrats on diamond. still working on platinum myself. oh, and you had until Sept 30th...
mick llanos Mon Aug 19 19:09:00 2013
Thats funny,, it says Sept 30th on this page.. DOH!! thanks for the heads up @Thomas..
Thomas M Smolen Mon Aug 19 14:38:00 2013
@mick, congrats on diamond. still working on platinum myself. oh, and you had until Sept 30th...
Joseph Howard Mon Aug 19 01:20:00 2013
Congrats @mick on Diamond.
David J Clifton Sun Aug 18 23:53:00 2013
@mick hats off great job. Hard to believe challenge will be over before you know it. Maybe now you will win the big prize.
Joseph Howard Sun Aug 18 20:20:00 2013
Congrats @mick on Diamond.
David J Clifton Sun Aug 18 18:53:00 2013
@mick hats off great job. Hard to believe challenge will be over before you know it. Maybe now you will win the big prize.
mick llanos Sun Aug 18 03:07:00 2013
Finally! Broke 5000 points..with 2 weeks to spare.. all on a single speed mtn bike.
mick llanos Sat Aug 17 22:07:00 2013
Finally! Broke 5000 points..with 2 weeks to spare.. all on a single speed mtn bike.
johanna lovell Sat Aug 17 22:01:00 2013
Looking forward to my ride around the rim of Crater Lake tomorrow. I figure it will take me most of the day. Only a 33 mile ride but you have to stop at all the look outs so you can soak it all in. This place is definitely one of the wonders of the world :)
johanna lovell Sat Aug 17 17:01:00 2013
Looking forward to my ride around the rim of Crater Lake tomorrow. I figure it will take me most of the day. Only a 33 mile ride but you have to stop at all the look outs so you can soak it all in. This place is definitely one of the wonders of the world :)
Joseph Howard Thu Aug 15 17:34:00 2013
Thanks Jonathan I was looking into getting goal zero guide 10 plus. I ended up getting a JVC Adixxion to record my rides instead.
Jeffrey d Lintz Thu Aug 15 15:30:00 2013
Hey Jonathan ,
I was able to charge my garmin with an external battery and was able to charge the external battery with an ECO X power generator. I was in deep central Quebec.
Joseph Howard Thu Aug 15 12:34:00 2013
Thanks Jonathan I was looking into getting goal zero guide 10 plus. I ended up getting a JVC Adixxion to record my rides instead.
Jeffrey d Lintz Thu Aug 15 10:30:00 2013
Hey Jonathan ,
I was able to charge my garmin with an external battery and was able to charge the external battery with an ECO X power generator. I was in deep central Quebec.
Jonathan Benn Thu Aug 15 00:10:00 2013
Used a Net Zero solar charger on SAGBRAW tour. It couldn't charge my smart phone and may have trashed my Garmin 200. Think long and hard before you get one of these for your outdoor adventures.
Jonathan Benn Wed Aug 14 19:10:00 2013
Used a Net Zero solar charger on SAGBRAW tour. It couldn't charge my smart phone and may have trashed my Garmin 200. Think long and hard before you get one of these for your outdoor adventures.
Jonathan Benn Wed Aug 14 16:00:01 2013
Used a Net Zero solar charger on SAGBRAW and I think it trashed my Garmin unit. I can't upload to the PC anymore. Be carefull using that type of charger.
Joseph Howard Sat Aug 10 16:34:00 2013
Congrats @Jonathan sounds like a nice ride
Jonathan Benn Sat Aug 10 13:08:00 2013
Finished SAGBRAW in eastern Wisconsin Friday afternoon. 6 great days of riding along Lake Michigan.
Joseph Howard Sat Aug 10 11:34:00 2013
Congrats @Jonathan sounds like a nice ride
Jonathan Benn Sat Aug 10 08:08:00 2013
Finished SAGBRAW in eastern Wisconsin Friday afternoon. 6 great days of riding along Lake Michigan.
Bruce Herbach Wed Aug 7 04:12:00 2013
Odd thing happened with Endomondo iPhone app today. On a short ride it just quit. Went a couple of miles before I noticed. Restarted it twice. Each time it tracked about a tenth of a mile and quit. Finally ended ride closed the app then opened it and started a new ride. It seems to be working normally since.
Bruce Herbach Tue Aug 6 23:12:00 2013
Odd thing happened with Endomondo iPhone app today. On a short ride it just quit. Went a couple of miles before I noticed. Restarted it twice. Each time it tracked about a tenth of a mile and quit. Finally ended ride closed the app then opened it and started a new ride. It seems to be working normally since.
Bruce Herbach Tue Aug 6 11:34:00 2013
@norbiker MohawkHudson Bicycle club is currently on page 3 of the local team leaderboard for August.
Bruce Herbach Tue Aug 6 06:34:00 2013
@norbiker MohawkHudson Bicycle club is currently on page 3 of the local team leaderboard for August.
Mike Ganoe Tue Aug 6 01:29:00 2013
I can see it on the local leaderboard.
Mike Ganoe Mon Aug 5 20:29:00 2013
I can see it on the local leaderboard.
norbiker prenty Mon Aug 5 14:07:00 2013
why doesn't my team (MohawkHudson Bicycle club) show up any more? We show up in Jult but not August?
norbiker prenty Mon Aug 5 09:07:00 2013
why doesn't my team (MohawkHudson Bicycle club) show up any more? We show up in Jult but not August?
David Vogt Sun Aug 4 18:03:00 2013
What a gorgeous day! Nice 50 mile ride, long one for me. Forgot to start the GPS after breakfast, I was dazzled by the brisket hash evidently. Hope everyone has a great day!
David J Clifton Sun Aug 4 13:34:00 2013
@Johanna...its truly great to bike all over the USA. To see new places and local sites truly makes biking [email protected] Robert great job in July and all your [email protected] Bruce congrats on your rides...the canal trail is wonderful and seeing NY from that perspective is truly art in the [email protected] your doing great just keep pedaling. @ everyone....your all doing great. Look forward to seeing you all out there along the way. Exchanging bike stories and routes. Just keep pedaling and when possible bring a friend.
David Vogt Sun Aug 4 13:03:00 2013
What a gorgeous day! Nice 50 mile ride, long one for me. Forgot to start the GPS after breakfast, I was dazzled by the brisket hash evidently. Hope everyone has a great day!
David J Clifton Sun Aug 4 08:34:00 2013
@Johanna...its truly great to bike all over the USA. To see new places and local sites truly makes biking [email protected] Robert great job in July and all your [email protected] Bruce congrats on your rides...the canal trail is wonderful and seeing NY from that perspective is truly art in the [email protected] your doing great just keep pedaling. @ everyone....your all doing great. Look forward to seeing you all out there along the way. Exchanging bike stories and routes. Just keep pedaling and when possible bring a friend.
johanna lovell Fri Aug 2 01:05:00 2013
I have had the supreme pleasure of working in Bend Oregon this summer and I have been having an awesome time enjoying there scenic byways. If you ever get the chance come out to the west coast and check it out is all I can say. The elevations are high but the views are worth every drop of sweat :)
johanna lovell Thu Aug 1 20:05:00 2013
I have had the supreme pleasure of working in Bend Oregon this summer and I have been having an awesome time enjoying there scenic byways. If you ever get the chance come out to the west coast and check it out is all I can say. The elevations are high but the views are worth every drop of sweat :)
Robert Light Thu Aug 1 18:32:00 2013
great month in July! Lets see if we can have a Awesome August!!
Bruce Herbach Thu Aug 1 17:01:00 2013
July was my biggest month ever. Rode Erie Canal trail starting in Niagara Falls. (Dont recommend starting there) to Albany. Completed first Century on last day of ride. In all over 700 miles in one month.
Robert Light Thu Aug 1 13:32:00 2013
great month in July! Lets see if we can have a Awesome August!!
Bruce Herbach Thu Aug 1 12:01:00 2013
July was my biggest month ever. Rode Erie Canal trail starting in Niagara Falls. (Dont recommend starting there) to Albany. Completed first Century on last day of ride. In all over 700 miles in one month.
Gene Connor Thu Aug 1 01:36:00 2013
I had a great time yesterday combining two of my passions - cycling and helping others as I was part of the Northport Bike Rescue Squad covering a local 5K run. When you have to sprint on a fully laden bike to get to a patient in need it makes all the training miles make sense.
Gene Connor Wed Jul 31 20:36:00 2013
I had a great time yesterday combining two of my passions - cycling and helping others as I was part of the Northport Bike Rescue Squad covering a local 5K run. When you have to sprint on a fully laden bike to get to a patient in need it makes all the training miles make sense.
Jeffrey d Lintz Wed Jul 31 20:01:00 2013
Hey Folks a great way to get some miles September 22 . OCBC Country roads out of warwick , New York , come see our beautiful county and Camels on a farm also .
Jeffrey d Lintz Wed Jul 31 15:01:00 2013
Hey Folks a great way to get some miles September 22 . OCBC Country roads out of warwick , New York , come see our beautiful county and Camels on a farm also .
David J Clifton Mon Jul 29 14:36:00 2013
@Bruce...sorry we didn't meet up. Was my first time on the FANY ride and was quite enjoyable. The people were amazing and the views of NY were incredible. Would do it again. I did more hills this past week than I did for the entire month of June. All in good fun. Thank you all for your support. Can't wait to get back out riding again.
Becky Lynn Lynn Mon Jul 29 12:44:00 2013
Best ride route Clayton NY to Cedar Point State Park Clayton NY 7 miles one way. Route 12E. Next Goal Tibbets Lighthouse from Clayton River Front. Weather permitting
David J Clifton Mon Jul 29 09:36:00 2013
@Bruce...sorry we didn't meet up. Was my first time on the FANY ride and was quite enjoyable. The people were amazing and the views of NY were incredible. Would do it again. I did more hills this past week than I did for the entire month of June. All in good fun. Thank you all for your support. Can't wait to get back out riding again.
Becky Lynn Lynn Mon Jul 29 07:44:00 2013
Best ride route Clayton NY to Cedar Point State Park Clayton NY 7 miles one way. Route 12E. Next Goal Tibbets Lighthouse from Clayton River Front. Weather permitting
Logan Nedo Sun Jul 28 16:37:00 2013
@David cool to hear you are riding around Johnstown/Saratoga. I grew up in Broadalbin; which is between the two on rt 29
Logan Nedo Sun Jul 28 11:37:00 2013
@David cool to hear you are riding around Johnstown/Saratoga. I grew up in Broadalbin; which is between the two on rt 29
bruce d. smith Sat Jul 27 22:44:00 2013
Just finished the FANY ride- 500 miles across N.Y. David, Sorry we din't cross paths this week. This was my 5th FANY and the most scenic one yet. Thursday's hilly ride was a classic- my Garmin said 6666.6 feet of climbing in 74 miles.
bruce d. smith Sat Jul 27 17:44:00 2013
Just finished the FANY ride- 500 miles across N.Y. David, Sorry we din't cross paths this week. This was my 5th FANY and the most scenic one yet. Thursday's hilly ride was a classic- my Garmin said 6666.6 feet of climbing in 74 miles.
Dennis Uhlig Sat Jul 27 02:02:00 2013
I've been thinking about riding the FANY ride. Hope your experience is a great one. Let us know how it went. Thanks..!!
Dennis Uhlig Fri Jul 26 21:02:00 2013
I've been thinking about riding the FANY ride. Hope your experience is a great one. Let us know how it went. Thanks..!!
David J Clifton Fri Jul 26 18:55:00 2013
Fany. Niagra falls to Saratoga. However part of aids resources ride. We started in Geneva NY. Going well will be in Johnstown tonight.
David J Clifton Fri Jul 26 13:55:00 2013
Fany. Niagra falls to Saratoga. However part of aids resources ride. We started in Geneva NY. Going well will be in Johnstown tonight.
Thomas M Smolen Fri Jul 26 12:52:00 2013
David - Which ride across NY are you doing? Where were start and end points?
Thomas M Smolen Fri Jul 26 07:52:00 2013
David - Which ride across NY are you doing? Where were start and end points?
David J Clifton Wed Jul 24 07:12:00 2013
@ Jonathan that's great. Have fun. Biking 500 across NY currently. Only in Cortand headed toward Saratoga. There are people from many different states on the ride including Michigan, NJ, Maryland and NY that I have met so far. Its great to hear there stories. Why do you bike? The answers amaze me. Have a great day Just keep peddling everyone. You are all Great.
David J Clifton Wed Jul 24 02:12:00 2013
@ Jonathan that's great. Have fun. Biking 500 across NY currently. Only in Cortand headed toward Saratoga. There are people from many different states on the ride including Michigan, NJ, Maryland and NY that I have met so far. Its great to hear there stories. Why do you bike? The answers amaze me. Have a great day Just keep peddling everyone. You are all Great.
David J Clifton Tue Jul 23 02:12:00 2013
@ Jonathan that's great. Have fun. Biking 500 across NY currently. Only in Cortand headed toward Saratoga. There are people from many different states on the ride including Michigan, NJ, Maryland and NY that I have met so far. Its great to hear there stories. Why do you bike? The answers amaze me. Have a great day Just keep peddling everyone. You are all Great.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jul 23 00:04:00 2013
Got the cue sheets for SAGBRAW via email today. 320 miles in 6 days along Lake Michigan. Looks like its going to be a blast.
Jonathan Benn Mon Jul 22 19:04:00 2013
Got the cue sheets for SAGBRAW via email today. 320 miles in 6 days along Lake Michigan. Looks like its going to be a blast.
Jonathan Benn Sun Jul 21 19:04:00 2013
Got the cue sheets for SAGBRAW via email today. 320 miles in 6 days along Lake Michigan. Looks like its going to be a blast.
Robert Light Sun Jul 21 00:21:00 2013
@Jason yeah the train thing really peeved me off! lol In the end it was all good. Yeah we had a wicked burst of wind here with sideways rain.
Robert Light Sat Jul 20 19:21:00 2013
@Jason yeah the train thing really peeved me off! lol In the end it was all good. Yeah we had a wicked burst of wind here with sideways rain.
David J Clifton Sat Jul 20 18:48:00 2013
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/acr-spokes-bike-ride any help you can give would be most welcomed. Thank you very much.
David J Clifton Sat Jul 20 18:44:00 2013
@Robert had similar issue with miles and points. Then they showed up. Good [email protected] Jason....just keep peddling. Lots of rain here today but I have to bike. @ everyone....your all doing great, just keep peddling. You all great.
David J Clifton Sat Jul 20 13:48:00 2013
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/acr-spokes-bike-ride any help you can give would be most welcomed. Thank you very much.
David J Clifton Sat Jul 20 13:44:00 2013
@Robert had similar issue with miles and points. Then they showed up. Good [email protected] Jason....just keep peddling. Lots of rain here today but I have to bike. @ everyone....your all doing great, just keep peddling. You all great.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jul 20 02:14:00 2013
@Robert, 40 mph gusts with 25 mph constant on my lunch ride and my evening commute. Now it's about to pour. Never been stopped by a train though :)
Robert Light Fri Jul 19 22:15:00 2013
oh and I never got my points from my 95 mile ride on 7-18 whats up with that?
Robert Light Fri Jul 19 22:11:00 2013
ok..my morning commute was re-routed by a train the blocked the road...and I was even early today on my commute! Still made it to work in time. Ride home was very...very windy! Keep riding all!
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jul 19 21:14:00 2013
@Robert, 40 mph gusts with 25 mph constant on my lunch ride and my evening commute. Now it's about to pour. Never been stopped by a train though :)
Robert Light Fri Jul 19 19:21:00 2013
@Jason yeah the train thing really peeved me off! lol In the end it was all good. Yeah we had a wicked burst of wind here with sideways rain.
Robert Light Fri Jul 19 17:15:00 2013
oh and I never got my points from my 95 mile ride on 7-18 whats up with that?
Robert Light Fri Jul 19 17:11:00 2013
ok..my morning commute was re-routed by a train the blocked the road...and I was even early today on my commute! Still made it to work in time. Ride home was very...very windy! Keep riding all!
David J Clifton Fri Jul 19 13:48:00 2013
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/acr-spokes-bike-ride any help you can give would be most welcomed. Thank you very much.
David J Clifton Fri Jul 19 13:44:00 2013
@Robert had similar issue with miles and points. Then they showed up. Good [email protected] Jason....just keep peddling. Lots of rain here today but I have to bike. @ everyone....your all doing great, just keep peddling. You all great.
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jul 18 21:14:00 2013
@Robert, 40 mph gusts with 25 mph constant on my lunch ride and my evening commute. Now it's about to pour. Never been stopped by a train though :)
Robert Light Thu Jul 18 17:15:00 2013
oh and I never got my points from my 95 mile ride on 7-18 whats up with that?
Robert Light Thu Jul 18 17:11:00 2013
ok..my morning commute was re-routed by a train the blocked the road...and I was even early today on my commute! Still made it to work in time. Ride home was very...very windy! Keep riding all!
mick llanos Thu Jul 18 02:39:00 2013
@Leslie.. good luck and a speedy recovery.. bikers are strong.. keep a positive additude it helps..
David J Clifton Thu Jul 18 01:38:00 2013
Good luck Leslie. You can still post on here and we will all ride some miles for you;)
mick llanos Wed Jul 17 21:39:00 2013
@Leslie.. good luck and a speedy recovery.. bikers are strong.. keep a positive additude it helps..
David J Clifton Wed Jul 17 20:38:00 2013
Good luck Leslie. You can still post on here and we will all ride some miles for you;)
Len Silverstein Tue Jul 16 20:20:00 2013
@leslie power. good luck with your surgery and get well soon.
Leslie Power Tue Jul 16 16:29:00 2013
Posted my last miles of the Challenge (probably) today. Back surgery tomorrow which will sideline me for at least a month <:o(. I'll miss the motivation and community! Have a great August, everyone, and keep riding!
Len Silverstein Tue Jul 16 15:20:00 2013
@leslie power. good luck with your surgery and get well soon.
Leslie Power Tue Jul 16 11:29:00 2013
Posted my last miles of the Challenge (probably) today. Back surgery tomorrow which will sideline me for at least a month <:o(. I'll miss the motivation and community! Have a great August, everyone, and keep riding!
Phyllis Richman Tue Jul 16 02:01:00 2013
Just left Quebec after cycling there for 10 days. What an amazing bike friendly area! Lots of great bike paths and drivers who really share the road. Hot even in Quebec this morning and now I am in Bar Harbor for more cycling. Hot here too. Will be heading out early to beat the heat and the traffic on the park loop drive.
Jonathan Benn Mon Jul 15 22:59:00 2013
Holy hot ride today!
Phyllis Richman Mon Jul 15 21:01:00 2013
Just left Quebec after cycling there for 10 days. What an amazing bike friendly area! Lots of great bike paths and drivers who really share the road. Hot even in Quebec this morning and now I am in Bar Harbor for more cycling. Hot here too. Will be heading out early to beat the heat and the traffic on the park loop drive.
Jonathan Benn Mon Jul 15 17:59:00 2013
Holy hot ride today!
bruce d. smith Sat Jul 6 18:30:00 2013
The fault line tour had about 100 riders and was well organized. The heat would have been more bearable if there had been some shade, but only Tennessee offered up a few trees here and there. The sag support was great and the hottest day I had 8 bottles of water in a 62 mile ride.
mick llanos Sat Jul 6 18:13:00 2013
Great ride Bruce..
mick llanos Sat Jul 6 17:57:00 2013
@joseph Howard.. my son went to buffalo university and i rode my bike up and down those trails.. i miss riding in and around the city.. maybe my grandkids will go to school there.. the oldest is ten.. youngest 6 months. have a great day!
bruce d. smith Sat Jul 6 13:30:00 2013
The fault line tour had about 100 riders and was well organized. The heat would have been more bearable if there had been some shade, but only Tennessee offered up a few trees here and there. The sag support was great and the hottest day I had 8 bottles of water in a 62 mile ride.
mick llanos Sat Jul 6 13:13:00 2013
Great ride Bruce..
mick llanos Sat Jul 6 12:57:00 2013
@joseph Howard.. my son went to buffalo university and i rode my bike up and down those trails.. i miss riding in and around the city.. maybe my grandkids will go to school there.. the oldest is ten.. youngest 6 months. have a great day!
David J Clifton Fri Jul 5 13:21:00 2013
@Bruce that is wonderful sounds like you had fun. How many people on the ride? I bet you drank alot of water, biking in the heat seems harder to me than in the snow.
David J Clifton Fri Jul 5 08:21:00 2013
@Bruce that is wonderful sounds like you had fun. How many people on the ride? I bet you drank alot of water, biking in the heat seems harder to me than in the snow.
Dennis Uhlig Fri Jul 5 02:33:00 2013
Congrats Bruce..!! Sounds like a great bike tour..!!
Dennis Uhlig Thu Jul 4 21:33:00 2013
Congrats Bruce..!! Sounds like a great bike tour..!!
bruce d. smith Thu Jul 4 18:51:00 2013
Just completed the inaugaral "Ride The Fault Line" tour in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, & Kentucy. Had a great time riding in 4 states, crossing the Mississippi River on a Ferry, and camping at Reelfoot Lake which was formed by the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquake. 440 miles in one week with temperatures in the 90's.
David J Clifton Thu Jul 4 13:55:00 2013
Great miles everyone. The rain is just part of biking. Keep GPS/phone in zip lock bag to keep dry. Love the endomondo app talking to [email protected] its great to see all the animals and just be outside. This working thing is making my biking tough, they want extra time out of me. Happy 4th of July everyone. Just keep peddling.
On the ride in this am managed to brake my rear gear cable, 24 speeds became 3...then another 8 miles in broken spoke. had to disconnect brake. At work and need to figure out how to get another 80 miles in today...lol
bruce d. smith Thu Jul 4 13:51:00 2013
Just completed the inaugaral "Ride The Fault Line" tour in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, & Kentucy. Had a great time riding in 4 states, crossing the Mississippi River on a Ferry, and camping at Reelfoot Lake which was formed by the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquake. 440 miles in one week with temperatures in the 90's.
David J Clifton Thu Jul 4 08:55:00 2013
Great miles everyone. The rain is just part of biking. Keep GPS/phone in zip lock bag to keep dry. Love the endomondo app talking to [email protected] its great to see all the animals and just be outside. This working thing is making my biking tough, they want extra time out of me. Happy 4th of July everyone. Just keep peddling.
On the ride in this am managed to brake my rear gear cable, 24 speeds became 3...then another 8 miles in broken spoke. had to disconnect brake. At work and need to figure out how to get another 80 miles in today...lol
David J Clifton Thu Jul 4 06:00:01 2013
Great miles everyone. The rain is just part of biking. Keep GPS/phone in zip lock bag to keep dry. Love the endomondo app talking to [email protected] its great to see all the animals and just be outside. This working thing is making my biking tough, they want extra time out of me. Happy 4th of July everyone. Just keep peddling.
Robert Light Thu Jul 4 00:39:00 2013
rained on my way to work...big shock I know! Stayed dry for my afternoon ride tho, and I saw a coyote/coy-dog. I actually had my phone out and took 3 picture of it...well 1 outta 3 isn't bad.
Robert Light Wed Jul 3 19:39:00 2013
rained on my way to work...big shock I know! Stayed dry for my afternoon ride tho, and I saw a coyote/coy-dog. I actually had my phone out and took 3 picture of it...well 1 outta 3 isn't bad.
(no name provided) Tue Jul 2 14:14:01 2013
nice job neighbor
Jonathan Benn Tue Jul 2 04:19:00 2013
57 miles in the rain on Cape Code today. Actually not all that bad...
Jonathan Benn Mon Jul 1 23:19:00 2013
57 miles in the rain on Cape Code today. Actually not all that bad...
Mike Finnegan Mon Jul 1 21:58:00 2013
No more RAIN!!!!!
Mike Finnegan Mon Jul 1 16:58:00 2013
No more RAIN!!!!!
Len Silverstein Mon Jul 1 15:22:00 2013
Who'll stop the rain?
bassslayer 61 Mon Jul 1 14:59:00 2013
1st time on the mt bike in yrs...did 6.44 but felt like 644 !!!!
norbiker prenty Mon Jul 1 13:46:00 2013
finished my 1st month ever logging miles on this site. Hope the weather clears so I can do more in July
Len Silverstein Mon Jul 1 10:22:00 2013
Who'll stop the rain?
Frank Petrosino Mon Jul 1 09:59:00 2013
1st time on the mt bike in yrs...did 6.44 but felt like 644 !!!!
(no name provided) Mon Jul 1 09:59:00 2013
1st time on the mt bike in yrs...did 6.44 but felt like 644 !!!!
norbiker prenty Mon Jul 1 08:46:00 2013
finished my 1st month ever logging miles on this site. Hope the weather clears so I can do more in July
David J Clifton Sun Jun 30 08:29:00 2013
@Robert let's hope so on the winners. Going to be a great day to bike. Just keep peddling everyone, your doing great:).
Robert Light Sat Jun 29 18:07:00 2013
1 more day in June!! Maybe we will have some more winners from NY!!
Mike Finnegan Sat Jun 29 16:06:00 2013
Southern Tier Bicycle Club??? 50+MPH really? NOT.
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 28 17:17:00 2013
Awesome Megan. Look forward to seeing you make progress as the months go on. Just take it one mile at a time. That Clifton is quite the bicycle advocate, a true supporter of the pedal lifestyle
David J Clifton Fri Jun 28 15:22:00 2013
Thanks Megan that is GREAT:) Happy to have you out peddling.
Megan Deming Fri Jun 28 13:42:00 2013
i just joined! Thanks to David Clifton. I was in Mikes Bikes! I logged my first miles ever. Looking to log many more!
Robert Light Wed Jun 26 21:41:00 2013
@Gene I work at Plattsburgh State University Police. BTW The bicycle training went well.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 25 20:27:00 2013
Two days of dodging thunderstorms has cut down on the riding oppurtunities a bit. Felt great to get a ride this evening after the lastest round of showers.
Jason G. Morgan Sun Jun 23 11:22:00 2013
@Gene, joining a VFD is one of the most extraordinary things you can do. I have been trying to get into my local VFD for several years, but there have been few openings and those have gone to the younger gents who have contacts within the hall. Hoping this is my year!
Gene Connor Sat Jun 22 20:14:00 2013
@ Robert - that is so incredibly cool. I joined the Northport Fired Department in December and we have a bicycle EMS squad here. I don't know of too many townships/villages that do around here so I was curious. Where are you based?
Robert Light Thu Jun 20 18:39:00 2013
@ Gene no I am doing some bicycle training for the EMS people. I usually teach the Police Bicycle Course, which is a week long school. Crunched it into 2 days for them.
Gene Connor Thu Jun 20 09:21:00 2013
@ Robert - are you an EMS instructor? Where are you based?
Jason G. Morgan Wed Jun 19 18:11:00 2013
New bike day! Finally found a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown 4 Banger in my price range. Though it needs some love, frame and suspension is in great shape, and only needs tires, seat post and saddle to hit the trails. Fun winter project coming up for sure! Enjoy the sunshine all.
Robert Light Wed Jun 19 17:15:00 2013
I will have to see when my class ends. Prolly about 5 pm...distance would be up to you. my email is [email protected]
Joshua Poppel Wed Jun 19 17:09:00 2013
@ Robert Yeah, I think I'm available on Saturday. You have a time/distance in mind? Anyone else in the area want to join us?
David J Clifton Wed Jun 19 08:15:00 2013
@Martha...your doing great! that is how I got back into biking, to and from work. Parking downtown adds up. Then last year during the bike challenge, started putting on extra miles to and from work, getting groceries and now I tend to bike alot, both for transportation and fun. Its great to meet other bicyclist and hear about there miles. I see far more on the bike than I ever would in a car, but yes I still own one. lol maybe someday I could give up the luxury but for now I just keep peddling whenever possible.
Robert Light Wed Jun 19 06:41:00 2013
@ Joshua lol DOH! I will be in town this Friday. June 21st! Teaching a class Sat and Sun at CP EMS Building. Looking to ride Sat 22nd
Joshua Poppel Tue Jun 18 21:48:00 2013
@ Robert. When will you be in CP? Your message said June 16th but that was two days ago. I'm game for a ride if I'm in town.
Martha B Clarvoe Tue Jun 18 13:20:00 2013
Hi, Dave: Wish I could ride 100 on vacation! :) Really do it for transportation but working back up to riding both ways, way out of shape. Injuries are plaguing me! Plus laziness.
David J Clifton Tue Jun 18 12:06:00 2013
@Gene I am on vacation this week and next however will be busy from Friday on so need to get in what I can. Now if only i could bike 100 and work too. lol. @Martha Great ride, was watching the weather today, didn't feel like getting wet today :(. @Everyone your all doing GREAT just keep peddling.
Martha B Clarvoe Tue Jun 18 11:49:00 2013
Nice ride in from Hartwick this morning despite the rain. I dodged the drops!
Gene Connor Tue Jun 18 08:06:00 2013
David, you amaze me. How do you find the time to ride 118 miles on a Monday? Sheesh, I need to go back and ride cross country again just to keep up with you.
Robert Light Mon Jun 17 17:38:00 2013
@ Joshua. Hey I will be in Clifton Park late on the 15th June and will be looking to ride sometime on the 16th. Let me know if you want to get together.
Gene Connor Sun Jun 16 16:21:00 2013
@David - Happy Father's Day to you as well. i hope all you fathers out there are basking in the adulation that is your due! Happy Riding everyone!
David J Clifton Sun Jun 16 07:20:00 2013
Happy fathers day to all the fathers out there. Have a great day everyone.
Jason G. Morgan Sat Jun 15 10:58:00 2013
@David, my first real road bike was a Fuji Absolute we got from the local dirt mall. Going to need to see a photo of your ride soon.
David J Clifton Sat Jun 15 04:25:00 2013
@Gene Fuji absolute hybrid. Fenders and rear rack with panniers. Tend to carry way to much. Currently running 700x35c tires as well. Have spring saddle seat with spring webbing underneath for comfort. Feel like I live on it. Last months goal was 1000. This month try to beat last month. Lol.
Gene Connor Fri Jun 14 09:31:00 2013
@David - So what are you rockin' and rollin' on that you're logging all those miles? Fenders and full racks?
David J Clifton Thu Jun 13 19:04:00 2013
@Gene once you have fenders on a commuter you will never go back. especially on rainy days like this one. Congrats on the upgrade.

@Joseph its in the past have a GREAT day and ignore there ignorance :)

Gene Connor Thu Jun 13 17:02:00 2013
Well the good thing about the car being in the shop all week is I have a great excuse for riding to work each day. The bad news? The rain. Oof! However, like David I have decided to rock the Portland look and added full fenders and a rack with trunk bag to the cyclocross/touring bike. Splash on my friends, splash on. @Joseph - I found a way to get even with them. I have the Niterider 500 and on flash mode it's apparently bright enough to annoy them - at least they see me!
Robert Light Thu Jun 13 11:20:00 2013
Joshua will have to update his profile pic with the new jersey! Congrats.
Joshua Poppel Thu Jun 13 10:12:00 2013
Thanks Jason, will do. I guess we'll just have to keep riding for the TP in next month's drawing.
Joseph Howard Thu Jun 13 09:40:00 2013
Why do motorists think they own the road? This morning I have a very nice person tell me to get out of the road. Let’s see I am riding to work in the rain, 60 degree temperatures soaked while this person is driving a warm and dry SUV eating and enjoying coffee had to put down their window to tell that I was in their road. Really!
Jason G. Morgan Wed Jun 12 16:54:00 2013
Congrats Joshua Poppel for being the big New York winner for the month of May. Wear that Jersey proudly! PA and Wisconsin sure do have an abundance of winners though, hopefully that changes next month. We could all use a year supply of TP, no?!?
Joseph Howard Tue Jun 11 22:04:00 2013
What this can’t be right, 54 no rain and a light 7mph winds tomorrow morning and then sunny and 73 on the way home? Oh Yeah! This will be nice after the last 2 days of rain.
Jason G. Morgan Tue Jun 11 20:33:00 2013
Cool and rainy here in Buffalo today, but another wonderful day to get out there and ride. Sure beats all of those mornings where I was in the saddle at 4 degrees in January.
Joseph Howard Tue Jun 11 12:33:00 2013
Bike plans for the city of Syracuse can be found at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/BIMP.aspx. These maps show the Westside extension of Onondaga Lake connection to the creek walk and much more. When they are complete this will make my commute to work car free for 11 of the 13 miles. I would volunteer my time if I knew who to contact
Scott Adams Mon Jun 10 17:29:00 2013
Rode in the rain after work - 'cause its less hassle than packing for the Y, and for the NBC points
Jonathan Benn Mon Jun 10 15:34:00 2013
I'm going to put swimmies on my bike this evening......
Robert Light Sun Jun 9 12:25:00 2013
@Bruce that is awesome! Would love to organize a Wounded Warrior Ride....maybe next year! If not I will find one to ride in somewhere!! Thanks for supporting our troops and veterans!! I assisted with a police escort for our local Honor Flight. They fly WWII vets to DC to tour the WWII Memorial and the other Memorials. Good stuff!
bruce d. smith Sat Jun 8 20:48:00 2013
Did the Hudson Valley Honor Ride today out of Maybrook, NY. This is part of the Ride 2 Recovery series to raise funds for injured veterans. Great experience with motorcycle escort and police traiffic control.
Joseph Howard Sat Jun 8 06:09:00 2013
Thanks @Jason appreciate the ideas. I can definitely tell I need 2 sets of wheels for different types of riding. During the week I ride everywhere I need to go on my bike so the size tires that I have work well for that for now, but on the weekend when I ride 40+ I think I would like something for more speed. My Skaneateles ride as enjoyable as it was, was tough and would have been better with narrower tires. It is funny I am putting more miles on my bike per week than I ever did in my car.
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 7 23:06:00 2013
@Joseph,after looking up the Bonti CX0, any of the options listed will give you a better ride than what appears to be a dry pack, single track MTB tire. Those would be great to hold on to if you're doing some gravel grinding or early season West Coast CX racing, but for getting from point A to point B a good slick tire will give you a much more pleasant ride.
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 7 22:56:00 2013
@Joseph, you can certainly go down to a 700x23 tire, but if you have 34c tires now there are plenty of great rolling tires in that size that are bombproof. A few that come to mind are the Vittoria Randonneur, Fyxation Session, Continental Country Plus, and Schwalbe Marathon HS 420. In the long run a touring type tire will give you more comfort and increased life. Think about looking for something between 28-32c if you're looking for a little more speed than the 34s, but still looking to carry some gear, groceries or whatever your travels may bring!
Joseph Howard Fri Jun 7 18:05:00 2013
Thanks Guys. My bike has Shimano Ultegra wheels with Bontrager CX0, 700x34c tires. Can I put 700x23 on them? If so I will look into getting the Maxxis Re-Fuse tires.
Jason G. Morgan Fri Jun 7 17:28:00 2013
@Robert, after 300 miles you really cant complain about the first flat. I haven't tried the Detonator, but can certainly say that Maxxis can make a bombproof 700x23-28 that doesn't feel like you're steering a tank. I honestly have a hard time noticing the difference between my Re-Fuse and a race tire in handling. The only Kenda tires I have experienced are the Kwick 700x35 that came on my single speed GT Traffic commuter. Being so used to rugged training tires, it seemed like I was always running something over and had slow leaks with them all spring, so I donated them to a neighbor and got the Contis.
Robert Light Fri Jun 7 16:29:00 2013
@Jason. I too use Maxxis, but I have been using Detonator model. This is the 1st flat in like 3000 miles. So I guess I shouldn't complaint. I just ordered some maxis and Kenda tires. (I run a small shop outta my garage.). Being that most of the weight is my the rear tire, I think you are more likely to pick up something with the rear tire. Rather flat in the rear anyways.....especially a sudden or blow out, don't have to worry so much about steering issues.
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 6 22:57:00 2013
@Joseph, invest in a good set of training tires and you won't have to worry. My fear about tubeless is breaking a bead on the road and then you have no options. At least with tubes it's a quick fix and off you go. I have been using Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x23 on my road bike for years and maybe have 1 flat a season on tires with good tread. My winter/rain commuter has a set of Vittoria Randonneur Cross 700x35, and my single speed commuter just got a fresh set of Continental Super Sport Plus 700x28. All great tires that can roll through those staples, stones, road debris, and branches without a drop of concern. The factory installed tires are rarely puncture resistant.
Joseph Howard Thu Jun 6 20:52:00 2013
I agree @Jason, it is always my back tire. I had my first flat the other day as well. New Bike 3 weeks old and a small staple got me. I guess that is to be expected when you ride 100+ miles a week. The roads in Syracuse have tons of crap on them. My bike has the option to go tubeless. Has anyone used these and if so how do you think they work?
Jason G. Morgan Thu Jun 6 20:18:00 2013
@Robert, it never seems to be a front tire flat! I had my first a few months ago, in the rain. Pulled into a restaurant parking lot, changed it out and back in action. I run puncture resistant tires on 4 of the bikes and the 24" cruiser has some knobbies so I don't often have to worry about flats. But they do happen and it's good to be experienced and prepared.
Robert Light Thu Jun 6 14:44:00 2013
1st flat of 2013! Rear tire, small, miniature spike stuck in my tire. I had just finish changing the tube and got my wheel back on when a motorist turned around and came back and asked if I needed anything. I happen to know the guy (unsure if he recognized me) he works at the College I work at. Keep the rubber side down!
Pedal On,

Bob Light

David J Clifton Thu Jun 6 08:33:00 2013
@Jonathan any day the car does not move is a GREAT day. Seems easier on work [email protected] Great job, I have been enjoying endomondo for almost 2 years now. always fun to look back at your maps. @Logan glad your ok and still biking. we all have those moments, last year joined the over the bars club biking :) its all fun. @Everyone. Great job with all your miles and your biking. Just keep peddling!
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 4 19:49:00 2013
Finished my weekly day without car-not a bad total for a work day.
Thomas M Smolen Tue Jun 4 13:42:00 2013
Downloaded Endomondo onto my B'berry 10. Did my first ride with it today. Worked well.
Jonathan Benn Mon Jun 3 20:09:00 2013
Followed Garmin Connect directions for updating software. Unit will not turn on now. Ouch
Jonathan Benn Mon Jun 3 17:47:01 2013
7 mile climb followed by a 5 mile descent crazy spped graph today!
Logan Nedo Mon Jun 3 16:59:00 2013
Ugh, while mtbing today front tire caught a root while going downhill and sent me flying. Caught some sweet air! Bruised hip and "roadrash" on my shoulder. I was pretty lucky though, I've had much worse. After a short break I was able to keep on riding. Everyone remember to wear a helmet!
Logan Nedo Mon Jun 3 16:56:00 2013
@Holly There's nothing wrong with having an old bike, my road bike is steel and from the 80s. However, for your sake, bring the bike into a shop and do something about the chain and shifting. All that will do is make you miserable! And no need to worry about having bike specific clothing. It doesn't really matter unless you start riding longer distances. Happy riding!
Joseph Howard Mon Jun 3 16:05:00 2013
@Holly, any riding you do is only good if you enjoy it. With all my rides I always listen to what my body is telling me and am I enjoying myself. If the answer is no to either of these questions then I don’t ride or cut the ride short. It’s better to be on the safe side with smaller and more enjoyable rides then it is to hurt yourself on longer rides and then not be able to ride for days or even weeks. Anyways I guess what I am trying to say is good for you for riding. A famous quote I love is “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. Wells
Holly Anna Mon Jun 3 15:21:00 2013
i dont really work at mimbresman, and i barely even ride a bike, compared to you real riders. but i have to start somewhere, and this site seems like it will make it more fun, and maybe push me to do a little more. and i'm not a man, either. and my bike is 12 years old and has a rusty chain and wont go into first gear. AND i dont even own bike shorts. but, hoping you will overlook all of that, and let me be part of the team!
Joseph Howard Sun Jun 2 20:46:00 2013
Nice Job @David. I had a light riding weekend. I opened the pool and did yard work.
David Vogt Sun Jun 2 14:54:00 2013
Did the Ride the Ridge Challenge today over Minnewaska mountain with some friends. Great ride and finished before the storms. Also finished before they ran out of sandwiches. Bonus!
Robert Light Fri May 31 20:31:00 2013
@Jason, ouch...I hate it when that happens! Does anyone know how I can get my points for today? I did log my correct mileage but no points awarded...
Jason G. Morgan Fri May 31 16:24:00 2013
@Robert, awesome! I had some mechanical issues on my way home today. I installed a new cassette, chain and tires on my road bike last weekend. Have ridden about 90 miles on it since. The lock ring wasn't completely snug and apparently the lower machine screw on my derailleur hanger was loosened, causing the lock ring and hanger bolt to bind up. Fortunately, I was able to replace the lock ring with the one off the old cassette (since the new one had a good gouge in it) and I was able to loosen the top hanger bolt and re-position the hanger and snug both bolts up. Needless to say I will be ordering a new hanger and machine screws. On the good side, I have the mechanical knowledge to repair my own bike and it failed at the corner of my street. No big incident, and I will be out riding it again this evening.
Robert Light Fri May 31 13:15:00 2013
94 miles and I have to climb a Cat 2 at mile 80!! SHUT UP LEGS! Where are my points??
David J Clifton Wed May 29 08:56:00 2013
@Robert Great job. @ Joeseph, the rain was quite enjoyable and you are spot on about wearing bright colors and having your lights blinking. I would ride in this 60 degree rain all day long. To bad work interupts my biking. Be safe everyone and stay alert.
Joseph Howard Wed May 29 08:16:00 2013
Wasn’t that a very nice warm rain this morning? Does it not amaze you how motorist will try to hit that puddle as they pass you? The funny thing, I am already wet from the ride so it really is not going to make much of a difference, NICE TRY motorist. On a serious note, on days like these I wear visible clothing and both lights front and back. Safety should always be first. Enjoy your day everyone.
Joseph Howard Tue May 28 18:49:00 2013
Nicely done Robert
Robert Light Tue May 28 17:28:00 2013
Ouch, just finish a 40 miler and I think it was all up hill! 4 Cat-4's, 1 Cat-3, and 1 Cat 2.
David J Clifton Tue May 28 08:44:00 2013
@gene very strange. once i go there i have to click the comment box to see what anyone has written. or SOCIAL box. off to the left. Hope this helps.
Gene Connor Tue May 28 07:42:00 2013
So I've been getting notifications on my e-mail that people are commenting on my workouts but when I go to the link it just shows my workouts and no comments. Anyone have a clue how to decipher this?
Logan Nedo Mon May 27 23:07:00 2013
T-storms in the forecast and I will probably have to dedicate two afternoons this week to pavement marking for the Rochester Tour de Cure. Won't be getting much riding in this week =(
David J Clifton Mon May 27 18:01:00 2013
@Jonathan that is Great. figured you would get to bike there. lots of bike paths and such. Great Jobe. @Everyone you are all doing Great. I see all your miles and you inspire me to bike more. Just keep peddling and remember to be safe. You never know what abstacles are out there, kids,critters, and unfortunately other clueless people. Remember to be courteous and responsible and Please have some fun. Explore new routes make some new friends. You are all GREAT :)
Jonathan Benn Fri May 24 23:46:00 2013
Chance to ride in Davis CA today. What a bike friendly town!
Joseph Howard Tue May 21 18:35:00 2013
Beat the rain home with a longer commute.
David J Clifton Tue May 21 18:20:00 2013
@Jonathan enjoy your trip. we have all summer to bike.
Jonathan Benn Tue May 21 17:06:00 2013
Off to Davis CA for a week-without a bike. Keep riding, I'll try to catch up later.
David J Clifton Mon May 20 19:52:00 2013
@Phyllis thanks for the wonderful comment about The Coasters. Have been trying to cheer everyone on however I had a red message stating to many posts in a 24 hr period and could not respond until now. @ Jonathan, your biking just put in your miles and times if you can, happy to see you out there.@ Joseph did skaneteles lake twice last year however had not been out that way this year, will have to ride out that way, your doing great and Thanks for being part of OUR team. Its also great to see how helpful everyone is with there GPS and other devices as well as sharing about there [email protected] your doing great, I have taken it easy for a few days now to, the summer is long remember to relax we don't want any permanent injuries. @Jason your doing great with your miles and The Coasters thank you as do I. Its amazing to see so many average bikers come together for the effort of a TEAM, 8th place nationally just amazes me, Thank you all. If anyone would be part of a team please join us The Coasters, just average bikers united to combine OUR miles and points to keep us on top. If you only bike one time this summer we want you on our team, if you bike everyday we want you too :). Will continue to support all of you Via peptalks and comments as long as Endomondo allows me. Have a GREAT day one and all and safe cycling.
Joseph Howard Mon May 20 18:26:00 2013
What a fantastic day to commute by bike!
Jonathan Benn Mon May 20 17:21:00 2013
Sort have the Garmin upload working. All the rides show up as "Sport" . Does anyone know how to either edit an entered ride from a device or have the upload save as transporation or MTB?
Jason G. Morgan Mon May 20 16:18:00 2013
In order to contribute to the Coasters more effectively, I left my car at work sometime last week. Thus, I have no choice but to hop on one of the bikes for everything until I'm lazy enough to bring it home. Not that I needed the motivation anyways, but just in case
Joseph Howard Sun May 19 20:40:00 2013
Jonathan that worked great. Thank you. I was able to upload my 20 miles I did today from my Garmin. Another 40 for the Coasters!!!
Robert Light Sun May 19 14:22:00 2013
3 days off the bike due to illness...fear not....I will catch and pass by you. Hoping for a short ride tomorrow!
Joseph Howard Sat May 18 16:40:00 2013
That is funny @Jonathan or should we call you “The Man of Steel”. I also have a new personal record. Last elevation gain recorded was 614 feet. Today’s ride put me at 1437 feet. Trust me when I tell you I will not be breaking that anytime soon. I am typing this from my bed feet raised. LOL. The ride was enjoyable but hard.
Jonathan Benn Sat May 18 16:37:00 2013
@Joseph, I just had success uploading the file directly form the Garmin device from my profile page. Hit workouts and a drop down menu gives you options. I had my Garmin connected to the PC and was able to copy the file for today's ride to the Challenge site. Beacuse I had been logging my miles manually, now that there is data from my Garmin, it shows my average speed to be 2,113 mph. I feel pretty good about that!
Joseph Howard Sat May 18 16:29:00 2013
I just tried again @Jonathan. I get the same prompt that the software needs to be installed but I know its installed because I just uploaded my data to Garmin connect.
Jonathan Benn Sat May 18 16:06:00 2013
I've tried now several times to get the upload to work with my Garmin 200. The only thing I ever get is a request to update my Garmin Connect software. Has anyone else had any luck getting the data transfer to work with a Garmin 200?
Joseph Howard Sat May 18 16:04:00 2013
Awesome ride today to Skaneateles Lake. @David I could not agree more. I choose to ride my bike everywhere for me and the Earth. I do it because I can and with and my own integrity. I use a Garmin edge 800 to track my rides but endomondo will not upload that data and every time I log my miles on the endomondo site it just asks what type of ride and distance. That might be why some people only log miles. Anyways there is another 60 points for team Coasters. GO COASTERS!
Phyllis Richman Sat May 18 14:40:00 2013
I agree! I am from the dinosaur age and use an "old school bicycle computer". It is all about enjoying the ride along with personal integrity. Let's all get out and have fun on our bikes! I know that I am. Thanks for the encouraging comments David! The Coasters has a great team leader for anyone who is riding solo. It really is more fun to be part of a team.
David J Clifton Sat May 18 12:51:00 2013
@mick understand what you mean. Told myself last year that I only care about myself and my integrity.. I don't care if you use GPS or smart phone or even old school bicycle computer. Even Google maps. But log your times. You are doing great and to be riding single speed in the woods should get triple points.
mick llanos Sat May 18 06:51:00 2013
I dont understand how the top 3 guys have no gps, no times and dan mckeena rode 3 rides at the same time.. come on people, if you have the distance you should have the time. And stop with the duplicate distances and workouts. i get home from work and wait for my gps to charge.. i dont want to but i have mostly gps tracked rides and proud to prove it! Everyone have a great weekend. Sorry if i offended any one.
Bruce Herbach Sat May 18 00:07:00 2013
Why is the Challenge week Sunday through Saturday and the Endomondo calendar Monday through Sunday? It would be nice if they were the same.
Jonathan Benn Fri May 17 20:36:00 2013
Another car free day. A commute, work related errands and then a quick trip to the mall after dinner. Nearly 35 miles for the day.
Jason G. Morgan Fri May 17 19:00:00 2013
@Joseph, I couldn't agree more. Layering and proper windproof shells make for a much more pleasant commute. I was forced to pick up my gnarly crew in my car two days this week, and my entire work day was ruined. Back to the bike this morning and the day just flew bye effortlessly.
Joseph Howard Fri May 17 08:07:00 2013
It was a very windy commute home last night and a chilly ride in today but still better than being in a car.
David J Clifton Fri May 17 06:23:00 2013
@Luke you should. After all 4 wheels. Its like riding two bikes.
Luke Brown Thu May 16 17:03:00 2013
I should get double miles, for pulling a trailer with my kid on a single speed Schwinn!
David J Clifton Wed May 15 20:43:00 2013
So your riding solo, why not be part of something bigger. Part of a team who encourages you, no matter how little or how much you bike. Please join The Coasters and celebrate biking with us. Were average people trying to move up in the national challenge and we need everyone. We need a larger team.
David J Clifton Wed May 15 12:34:00 2013
@ Robert sounds like a great ride in. I saw a Turkey this am made it to work just before the rain. Have a great day.
Robert Light Wed May 15 09:15:00 2013
well my morning bike commute to work was COLD! Guessing high 20's. It was all worht it seeing the 4 deer hauling tail across a field then crossing the road safely in front of me!! Yesterday I thought seeing an Eagle was going to be the highlight of my week!!!
mick llanos Tue May 14 06:35:00 2013
@David, its a 27.5 inch rigid hardtail single speed.gearing is 32/18 its like spinning all the time, i like it (just a little rough on arms and knees).
David J Clifton Mon May 13 20:33:00 2013
@mick single speed? You deserve triple miles.
David J Clifton Mon May 13 08:43:00 2013
@Phyllis thanks about the ride. 7th? Amazing what we can do together as a team
Phyllis Richman Mon May 13 07:59:00 2013
Coasters are in 7th place nationally! Yay!!
David, congrats on your windy century ride!
mick llanos Mon May 13 06:32:00 2013
I agree the wind was brutal.. all day! David,, i see your second century this month alresdy.. i may have to buy a road bike to keep up. im riding a 650 bees knees rigif single speed and i love it. every one have a great day!
David J Clifton Mon May 13 01:58:00 2013
Wind was brutal yesterday. Glad I rode. Everyone is doing great.
Jason G. Morgan Sun May 12 21:39:00 2013
@Johnathon, I agree. The weather here in Buffalo returned to early spring with a constant 20mph wind, so I decided to stay in for fleet maintenance and ended up riding a few miles to hit the ATM and grab some dinner on the single speed. It ended up being just what the doctor ordered.
Jonathan Benn Sun May 12 12:22:00 2013
Not every ride is epic-2.81 miles for bagels this morning. Maybe more this afternoon.
David J Clifton Sat May 11 20:34:00 2013
@mick thanks to all your riding:) Hoping to go out more tomorrow. I have never had 1000 miles in a month and that is my goal for May. we shall see.
mick llanos Sat May 11 19:05:00 2013
Coasters 1st place! Sweet!!
David J Clifton Sat May 11 15:43:00 2013
@Kevin. Its truly amazing to be that far up. We will all bike when we can. That's the great part of being on a team....if we can't bike someone else will. Hopefully we can add more team members too...all are welcome to join us The Coasters. Thanks for all your help.little league is just as important enjoy your time;)
Kevin Kretzschmar Sat May 11 13:58:00 2013
@ David I think we're in 9th just 9k points out. Little league is keeping me from pedaling more but will help out when i can
David J Clifton Fri May 10 05:26:00 2013
Thank you all who joined The Coasters, tell your friends and family about the challenge. Thanks to your help we have moved up to 22 in the nation and I am sure we can move up more September is a long way off. Hope everyone is enjoying there biking. Just keep peddling :)
Marcin Martyna Thu May 9 22:00:00 2013
hey everybody, let's ride !!!!!!
David Vogt Thu May 9 21:52:00 2013
Hi David. Thanks for the invite. I just joined.
Phyllis Richman Thu May 9 21:38:00 2013
Just joined your team. Think it will motivate me to put in more miles. Definitely think the Coasters can be in first place locally and move up nationally with more people riding.
David J Clifton Thu May 9 21:25:00 2013
@ Sue. That's great. Saw some riding solo....wanted everyone to feel part of a team. Enjoy seeing everyone riding.
Sue Epstein Thu May 9 21:20:00 2013
Thanks for the invite to join the Coasters. I'm already riding for All Earth Renewables, a Vermont company that my son works for.
David J Clifton Thu May 9 20:48:00 2013
@mick thanks for all the points too....woohoo. Impressed with how much you Mt bike.
David J Clifton Thu May 9 20:44:00 2013
@Mick, Yes Great to have you, thanks so much. If anyone wants to join who is riding alone my team is The Coasters. Maybe we will move up nationally with more people.
mick llanos Thu May 9 15:00:00 2013
David.. i joined your team.. hope its ok?
David J Clifton Wed May 8 21:41:00 2013
@ Jeff you can join my team if you like.... The Coasters. Would be happy to have you.
Jeffery Roy Tue May 7 21:51:00 2013
Trying to join a team, but search tells me no teams?

There are no teams matching the search criteria.

Jonathan Benn Mon May 6 20:12:00 2013
@Phyllis, the 5 Boro ride was fun once again. Some of the usual standing too long in line for things, but with 30,000+ riders that comes with it. Saw just about every kind of bike and rider under the sun. NYC really is nice to ride in. On Saturday we started a ride in NJ, used a water taxi to get to the West Side and had fun on the Greenway.
Gary Schyve Mon May 6 20:06:00 2013
No kids tonight so I got out and did a few miles by myself on the canal path after work. Another beautiful evening.
Phyllis Richman Sun May 5 18:42:00 2013
Great day for riding today in the New York City area! Jonathan, I am envious of your doing the 5 boro bike ride. Hope you had a great time! I did it several years but did not sign up this year. Biked the Bronx River Parkway today, a road that is closed for 6 1/2 miles in Westchester. Great ride there! Lots of families biking together with kids of all different ages. A fun event in May, June and September on Sundays from 10 - 2pm.
Gary Schyve Sun May 5 18:23:00 2013
@Jason, yes, I love riding with the kids. I'll still ride to work some days this summer, but my main focus will be on them. My son actually out-ran me on the way home yesterday for a brief period. Of course, long-term is another story, but I'm proud of him. @David, last summer was a blast riding for the miles with you too, but this is a different kind of fun. We rode again today - this time to a volleyball game. I'm trying to keep them as active as possible with their friends. Otherwise I think we've all heard the saying about "idle hands." Everyone enjoy the fantastic weather!
Logan Nedo Sun May 5 12:23:00 2013
Amazing day for a ride in Rochester! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
David J Clifton Sun May 5 08:20:00 2013
@ Jason just don't want to miss a day.
@ Gary that's great. I enjoy riding with my daughter too, 10 but she is a little scared of her new road bike:( . Hopefully by summers end. Have fun with the kids....more important than any miles.
Jason G. Morgan Sat May 4 20:31:00 2013
@Gary, riding with the kids must be incredible. The Ride for Roswell River course looks fun, nice to have other cyclists here in the Buffalo area.
Gary Schyve Sat May 4 17:04:00 2013
@David, my kids are 12 and 14 and we're practicing for the 30 mile river ride of the Ride for Roswell coming up in June. In fact my son already has his minimum donations and my daughter is working on hers. Last year I was focused on miles. This year I'm focused on helping them get their miles up. So far, so good.
Jason G. Morgan Sat May 4 13:42:00 2013
@David, I totally understand that. I have a platelet donation tomorrow morning and I'm thinking of the best way to get up early and get out for a few miles just to keep the points coming!
David J Clifton Sat May 4 06:39:00 2013
@Jonathan have a GREAT time. I have heard its fun.
David J Clifton Sat May 4 06:38:00 2013
You know your addicted to the challenge when its a kid weekend and you get up before them and ride a couple miles so you don't lose 20 points. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, not to many miles for me unless its Sunday :)
Jonathan Benn Fri May 3 20:34:00 2013
Bike and rider is ready for trip to NYC this weekend for the 5 Boro ride. A truely good time that every cyclist should try at least once.
David J Clifton Fri May 3 08:35:00 2013
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather, not sure why work has to interfere with my biking...lol Ride safe everyone and enjoy.
Robert Light Thu May 2 19:36:00 2013
This is a great forum! Love to ride! Enjoy the ride everyone! Pedal On!!
Bob L
otelia gantt Thu May 2 10:32:00 2013
I HOPE TO MEET SOME NEW RIDERS ALONG THE WAY
David J Clifton Wed May 1 18:40:00 2013
Over did the miles today, meant to go south of the lake for 50 miles but once I was north had to go around. Very sore now but the milkes look impressive. lol bike safe everyone and Happy first day.
David Vogt Wed May 1 07:25:00 2013
Have fun everybody! Feel the wind in your hair and the bugs in your teeth!
Pedro desiderio Tue Apr 30 22:51:00 2013
Lets get ready to the rumble
David J Clifton Tue Apr 30 21:30:00 2013
Good luck everyone. Its like being a kid on Christmas eve. Lol
mick llanos Tue Apr 30 20:48:00 2013
Good luck to all,, ride hard and be safe!
Philip Schwartz Tue Apr 30 17:13:00 2013
Good luck, all. This is going to be fun.
Thomas C. Schwartz Tue Apr 30 12:49:00 2013
Beautiful biking weather. Good luck to all. Be safe.
David J Clifton Tue Apr 30 08:56:00 2013
@ Gene that is GREAT. Funny as my weekend rides are generally short any how. I am trying to find longer ways to get to work without being to extreme.
@M E DOODY....ride all you can lots of fun,
took today off biking, I know crazy, but need to be ready for tomorrow and the next 5 months.
Gene Connor Tue Apr 30 07:31:00 2013
@ David - I'm ready, just trying to make sure to carve out enough time. I joined the local fire department over the winter so my weekend riding time will be cut down a bit this year. But I am on the Rescue Bike Squad so I'll get some extra miles in that way.
M.E. Doody Mon Apr 29 21:59:00 2013
I guess I'll have to go do the club ride on Wednesday evening
David J Clifton Mon Apr 29 11:48:00 2013
@ gene we all start fresh Wednesday :) I am ready so can't wait.
Gene Connor Mon Apr 29 07:30:00 2013
@ David - thanks so much for the heads up about logging miles on Endomondo! I hadn't been really logging my miles on before March because I didn't think they counted at all. I went back and logged on my miles and now I'm fairly caught up. I won't be going cross country this year so I have lots more commuting and riding with the kids to do to keep up with you and Mick!
David J Clifton Sun Apr 28 20:17:00 2013
@ Lisa Great job and congrats look forward to seeing your miles, don't be afraid to start slow and work into it.
Lisa Alter Sun Apr 28 14:17:00 2013
Just bought a brand new bike...can't wait to start!!
David J Clifton Sat Apr 27 04:27:00 2013
I wasn't going to log all my miles one Endomondo and was keeping track on my spreedsheet when I gave up my smart phone, however after seeing that the WARM up period was covering peoples miiles before March, I decided to go back and log everything until now. My miles are up to date and I am ready for the challenge to start Wednesday, hoping for no rain and no bike issues. Flat tire and broken spoke was not fun yesterday but I made it home just took me longer:) good luck everyone with your miles.
David J Clifton Sun Apr 21 17:18:00 2013
Thanks Mick....you too. Hope to bike more this year.
mick llanos Sun Apr 21 15:47:00 2013
Hi David,, it was fun.. should be better.. good luck to everyone who gets there ass in gear..
David J Clifton Sat Apr 20 08:24:00 2013
Its that time a year again, so GREAT. Have not been logging my miles, however just updated April. Last year was fun to be challenged by other people and I expect this year to be just as fun. Truly pushes me to bike more. Good luck everyone.
Martha B Clarvoe Mon Mar 18 15:44:00 2013
This is awesome! This is going to help our Bike/Walk to Work Day Event soo much!! Thank you very much. Martha Clarvoe
Gene Connor Tue Jan 29 10:08:00 2013
Hello all of my NYBC friends! As many of you know, over the summer I rode 3700 miles to raise money for Sunrise Day Camp, the only dedicated day camp in the country for children with cancer and their families. I've been on sort of a "cycling crash" since then and I haven't really ridden as many miles since, I guess my motivation to train and ride wasn't there after such a large undertaking - until now. We just found out that my nine-year-old son William needs to have surgery tomorrow to have a tumor removed. The doctors are all 98% sure it will be benign but all the test thus far have come away inconclusive so he's going to have it removed. I'm not asking for money or anything like that. However, since I'll be at the hospital all day tomorrow with him and can't ride for him I was wondering if you could. The weather should be gorgeous here in the Empire State (at least most of it) and the positive energy you send out to him in the universe via your pedal cranks would be so beneficial. My most sincere gratitude to each of you - Gene.
Tue Jan 22 10:40:00 2013
Gene, Sounds like a great rip!! 2 months is still a good pace and a lot of riding. And kudos for the fund raising! I have found that the bicycling is good for my back - hopefully it will be for you as well. Good riding and keep warm!

Phyllis - Thank you.

Ted Rubel Tue Jan 22 10:40:00 2013
Gene, Sounds like a great rip!! 2 months is still a good pace and a lot of riding. And kudos for the fund raising! I have found that the bicycling is good for my back - hopefully it will be for you as well. Good riding and keep warm!

Phyllis - Thank you.

Gene Connor Thu Jan 17 08:07:00 2013
HI Ted! Sorry to get back to you so late. I've been physically incapacitated (back injury) since Jan 1 so I haven't really go on. I did a supported cross country. Since I'm a teacher I only had from the end of June to the end of August to get it done. My family was my support team and my 13-year-old ended up riding 400 miles with me. We ended up raising almost $25,000 for a local camp that serves children with cancer. But I'm feeling better now and I'm back on the bike!
Thu Jan 17 08:07:00 2013
HI Ted! Sorry to get back to you so late. I've been physically incapacitated (back injury) since Jan 1 so I haven't really go on. I did a supported cross country. Since I'm a teacher I only had from the end of June to the end of August to get it done. My family was my support team and my 13-year-old ended up riding 400 miles with me. We ended up raising almost $25,000 for a local camp that serves children with cancer. But I'm feeling better now and I'm back on the bike!
Mon Jan 7 16:26:00 2013
Congratulations Ted! #1 on the local leaderboard and #104 on the national! You almost made the top 100! Next year I know you will do it. Congrats to everyone else - especially those in New York who kept riding in the cold December weather. I for one dropped off. Looking forward to the warming trend this week.
Phyllis Richman Mon Jan 7 16:26:00 2013
Congratulations Ted! #1 on the local leaderboard and #104 on the national! You almost made the top 100! Next year I know you will do it. Congrats to everyone else - especially those in New York who kept riding in the cold December weather. I for one dropped off. Looking forward to the warming trend this week.
Ted Rubel Wed Jan 2 11:35:00 2013
Congrats Gene!! Did you do a supported cross country or on your own?? I did one (the easier - North-South) 12 years ago and it was an incredible experience. I was back on my bike today (as I was riding having significant doubts about riding in this cold) and then it's off for a nice warm vacation!! Keep riding!
Wed Jan 2 11:35:00 2013
Congrats Gene!! Did you do a supported cross country or on your own?? I did one (the easier - North-South) 12 years ago and it was an incredible experience. I was back on my bike today (as I was riding having significant doubts about riding in this cold) and then it's off for a nice warm vacation!! Keep riding!
Tue Jan 1 20:26:00 2013
Congratulations Ted! This was such a great way to connect with other cyclists and to feel part of something larger - even if we never got to meet in person. With my cross country ride added I managed to log 7600 miles this year and I started out the New Year with a 32 mile ride. I'm glad I found you guys - you keep me motivated. Let's have a great 2013 and be safe out there!
Gene Connor Tue Jan 1 20:26:00 2013
Congratulations Ted! This was such a great way to connect with other cyclists and to feel part of something larger - even if we never got to meet in person. With my cross country ride added I managed to log 7600 miles this year and I started out the New Year with a 32 mile ride. I'm glad I found you guys - you keep me motivated. Let's have a great 2013 and be safe out there!
Mon Dec 31 12:18:00 2012
What a fun year on the bike - hit 7400 miles today!! This was a fun way to "keep up with the Jones' ". Everyone inspires each other - and hopefully we can get more folks on a bike!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year everyone.
Ted Rubel Mon Dec 31 12:18:00 2012
What a fun year on the bike - hit 7400 miles today!! This was a fun way to "keep up with the Jones' ". Everyone inspires each other - and hopefully we can get more folks on a bike!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year everyone.
Mon Dec 3 07:47:00 2012
Great ride in today - everyone get out and take advantage of the weather today!
Gene Connor Mon Dec 3 07:47:00 2012
Great ride in today - everyone get out and take advantage of the weather today!
David J Clifton Sun Dec 2 16:12:00 2012
Cold rainy day....managed to get some miles in though:)
David J Clifton Sat Dec 1 18:55:00 2012
Hello December... good luck everyone with your goals.
David J Clifton Thu Nov 29 08:17:00 2012
Great job Gene. Glad your health is better. 6200 is alot of miles. Winter is definitely tougher with cold and snow. 28 this am and icy. Had to bike before work today....generally to and from....have a great day all.
Gene Connor Thu Nov 29 07:39:00 2012
Hey Gary and David - I'm finally back with you. Had some health problems and the roads around here were pretty crappy after Sandy. I'm planning to ride through the winter thoug so my goal now is to reach 7,000 miles by the end of December. I'm sitting at 6200 and change now, so I think I can hit it! Like David says, "just keep pedaling!"
David J Clifton Wed Nov 28 20:18:00 2012
Trying to reach 6000 before the year ends however the weather and other obligations keep coming up. Over 5000 and that is with a month off:) just keep peddling just keep peddling ;)
mick llanos Sat Nov 10 08:46:00 2012
Hey gary; nice bike, it looks like you dont like getting wet and muddy, thats the fun part. anyway just got my power back. thanks to sumpter electric from south carolina! LIPA SUCKS AND YOU WILL BE GONE!!!!
Gary Schyve Sun Nov 4 13:59:00 2012
It's been too cold and rainy for me to ride for quite awhile, but I'm planning on getting back on track now. Got my winter ride ready to go yesterday.
mick llanos Fri Nov 2 18:36:00 2012
How is everybody doing after sandy kicked our butts!!
mick llanos Thu Nov 1 18:36:00 2012
How is everybody doing after sandy kicked our butts!!
Gene Connor Mon Oct 1 13:56:00 2012
Hey Mick - thank you so much for the challenge but I'm afraid I don't really do much moutain biking at all - my body is too beat up! Road work for me I'm afraid.
Gene Connor Sun Sep 30 21:14:00 2012
I'm glad to hear things are getting better. Keep riding my friend (weather permitting)!
Gary Schyve Sat Sep 29 17:16:00 2012
Gene, thanks for asking. Working on some personal things. But I did get back on the bike today! Hopefully this week will go better.
Gene Connor Tue Sep 25 06:01:00 2012
Hey Gary, is everything okay? I've noticed you haven't been riding as much lately.
Gene Connor Thu Sep 20 18:32:00 2012
So how is everyone enjoying the fall weather? I love the early morning rides in all of this! Just hate the wind.
Gene Connor Tue Sep 11 18:09:00 2012
Good to see everyone's still riding - hey all you Long Islanders, we should organize some sort of NBC Long Island ride!
mick llanos Thu Sep 6 17:28:00 2012
@Gene, glad to see your home safe! I ride on everything on my mountain bike. you should ride the new path in bethpage. goes from picnic area to manetto hill rd. also ride the jones beach bike path from ceder creek in seaford. anytime you wany to ridr just let me know. hey gary, are you still wet ha ha
Gary Schyve Wed Sep 5 18:09:00 2012
Gene, I did pretty well last night on the way home in a downpour until about 2 miles in. Then an 18-wheeler passed me and gave me quite a bath. My shoes were still damp when I got up this morning!
mick llanos Wed Sep 5 17:28:00 2012
@Gene, glad to see your home safe! I ride on everything on my mountain bike. you should ride the new path in bethpage. goes from picnic area to manetto hill rd. also ride the jones beach bike path from ceder creek in seaford. anytime you wany to ridr just let me know. hey gary, are you still wet ha ha
Gene Connor Wed Sep 5 16:50:00 2012
Made it home dry! Hey Mick, I notice you're still with us and you live in the Massapequa area! Do you ever do any road riding?
Gene Connor Wed Sep 5 13:39:00 2012
Hey Gary, I saw your post about riding in the rain. Now that I'm back at school I decided to follow your example and brave it! So far so good!
Gary Schyve Tue Sep 4 18:09:00 2012
Gene, I did pretty well last night on the way home in a downpour until about 2 miles in. Then an 18-wheeler passed me and gave me quite a bath. My shoes were still damp when I got up this morning!
Gene Connor Tue Sep 4 16:50:00 2012
Made it home dry! Hey Mick, I notice you're still with us and you live in the Massapequa area! Do you ever do any road riding?
Gene Connor Tue Sep 4 13:39:00 2012
Hey Gary, I saw your post about riding in the rain. Now that I'm back at school I decided to follow your example and brave it! So far so good!
Gene Connor Sat Sep 1 08:41:00 2012
@ Gary, thank you for the compliment. Part of that was the cross country journey to raise money for the camp (lots of long days in the saddle), part of that was trainiing (i.e., lots of long commutes) before the cross country, and part of that was the fact that after riding all of those miles it just feels weird if I dont' get out and ride a good distance (sometimes twice). Now I'm trying to do the Year Long commuter challenge - I'm so far behind!
mick llanos Sat Sep 1 06:00:01 2012
I want out!! please help me leave this crappy site. no control and the honor system sucks.
Gary Schyve Fri Aug 31 19:04:00 2012
@Everyone, it was a great 4 months cycling together. You all helped me to set higher goals and to achieve them. Congratulations to everyone who got out and enjoyed themselves on their bike for the first time or the thousandth time and thanks to all of you for helping make this a great summer to ride and to Gene for setting the standard for the entire state of NY!!
Gary Wayne Barnofsky Thu Aug 30 06:13:00 2012
My pleasure. I live in Merrick.
Gene Connor Wed Aug 29 11:07:00 2012
Hi Gary! Thank you so much for offering to help us. You can go to www.connorsarmy.org and click on the "donate" button. We are so grateful that you would like to help us. Are you on Long Island?
Gary Wayne Barnofsky Wed Aug 29 08:58:00 2012
Great Job Gene! Saw you in Newsday.
Where can I donate to help you reach your goal?
Gene Connor Tue Aug 28 18:25:00 2012
So I rode 42 miles this afternoon with a good friend of mine who was a track racer for the US ParaOlympic team. It was a true shock to the system to try and keep up with him. I'll be hurting tomorrow but I need to keep logging those miles - only three more days everyone. Congratulations on all your hard work!
Jonathan Benn Tue Aug 28 10:55:00 2012
Soggy ride into work this moring. Glad to see the rain though. 4 days left in the NBC-keep on riding.
Gary Schyve Sat Aug 25 20:54:00 2012
@Gene, you're 139 miles ahead of me, my friend. Good for you!! Of course I'll continue riding this week, but either way, congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!!
Gene Connor Sat Aug 25 20:07:00 2012
To all my New York NBC friends - you have all been so supportive and so motivating to me in my cross country journey. Yesterday I rolled into Sunrise Day Camp after traveling 3713 from San Diego. Its an amazing camp and the children there (as well as their families) really need the services this camp provides. Although the journey is finished, people can still donate by going to https://www.wizevents.com/register/register_add.php;id=1056. It doesn't take a large donation, anything at all would be a big help to us in reaching our goal of sending more children to this camp.
Gene Connor Sat Aug 25 20:05:00 2012
@Gary, no - you're so far ahead of me I can't catch up!
Kevin Kretzschmar Fri Aug 24 07:53:00 2012
after 3 months of doing this, yesterday I forget to log in
Jonathan Benn Thu Aug 23 20:26:00 2012
Map My Ride software predicted 1,900 of climbing. Garmin 200 shows 2,790. Legs can't read, but are real tired this evening.
Jonathan Benn Wed Aug 22 20:00:00 2012
MHCC pre-ride for 8/25 ride. Leaving SCCC at noon on Thursday, bike path near baseball field. 54 miles, 1,900 feet of climbing. Come along if you can.
David J Clifton Sun Aug 19 17:29:00 2012
@ gene https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/red-ribbon-bike-ride wil be riding all over finger lakes. My lack of riding last month was due to being in India. Have not missed a day of biking since i have been home Acr is aids center resources. Doing my best to give back. Ride starts Wednesday.
Harry K Slocum Sat Aug 18 21:38:00 2012
I write only the week's total in the Sunday column, I do not log riding daily (although I could, since I have a spreadsheet record).
Jonathan Benn Thu Aug 16 19:55:00 2012
Just under 9 miles of deep woods single track this afternoon. How can a ride so short,
be so hard. I feel like I did 40 on the road.
Gary Schyve Wed Aug 15 18:27:00 2012
@Gene, is that the sound of your tires I hear coming up behind me?
Gary Schyve Wed Aug 15 16:33:00 2012
@David, I know cars are necessary for some things but meeting other bike riders is just such a great experience. Instead of being in a big fat hurry to create more CO2, it's so much nicer to spend time with people who love nature and enjoy being healthier. What is the ARC and where will you ride?
mick llanos Wed Aug 15 16:24:00 2012
@Cazarticus,, this is a joke? RIGHT! David, good luck with your ride! wish i could be there.
mick llanos Wed Aug 15 14:00:01 2012
Sorry, i could give a crap! i am going home to ride 100 miles in 1 hour. then hide all my workouts. problem solved.
mick llanos Wed Aug 15 12:00:01 2012
#1,, really! Show someting? Anything to show you even own a bike. i dont believe what cant be seen. every month there is one!!
David J Clifton Wed Aug 15 05:50:00 2012
Thanks Mick. Have 400 plus mile ride planned for next week over 5 days so excited. Its a benefit ride for the ARC so should be fun and meet new ppl who enjoy biking.
mick llanos Tue Aug 14 20:23:00 2012
INDIA,, very cool!! Glad to see your back, ride on my friend.
David J Clifton Tue Aug 14 18:35:00 2012
How bad is everyone beating me? Was in INDIA for a month. No way to catch you now but it will be fun to try;)
Jonathan Benn Mon Aug 13 19:56:00 2012
@Gary stayed at DiFilipos in Lockport-good Italian food and a funky B&B upstairs. The canal trail was fun. Liked seeing all the herons and kingfishers along the way.
Gary Schyve Sun Aug 12 20:23:00 2012
@Jonathan, you should have told me - I ride the canal from Middleport to Lockport every day and could have met up with you somewhere!
Jonathan Benn Sun Aug 12 19:01:00 2012
Just got home from a 5 day tour of Western NY by way of the Erie Canal. Rochester to Niagara Falls. A great trip-Cycling friendly B&Bs in Brockport, Lockport and Adams Basin made for a great ride. DeFilipo's in Lockport had great food a quirky boarding house sort of vibe. They see lots of touring riders.
Gene Connor Wed Aug 8 20:35:00 2012
@ Gary - I certainly hear you my friend! Although I do have to say that I have been very blessed/lucky as I've riddent 2600 miles across the country and I've only been "buzzed" maybe a handful of times. Right now I'm on some very twisty mountain roads with no shoulders in Kentucky and even the truck drivers either wait for me to get to a straight spot where they can get around or they give me a fairly wide birth as they pass me. I'm actually more worried about the drivers in NYC and Long Island!
Jonathan Benn Sun Aug 5 19:56:00 2012
@Gary-Agressive driving was an issue at Tour of the Catskills bike race today. I was driving a wheel car in the race and on two different occassions, pickups blasted by the group, each time nearly running other cars off the road. This was with signage, and ample police support. Some drivers just can't stand to share the road....
Gary Schyve Sat Aug 4 18:21:00 2012
Had a close call today with what appeared to be a couple of teenage boys out for a joyride in a bright blue 4-door. I was riding on the shoulder of a narrow 2-lane road with my new 2-watt Cygolite Hotshot tail light in strobe mode. I was as visible as possible. They didn't care though. They drove as close as possible to me, laughing loudly the whole time. Why do children not understand death?
Gary Schyve Mon Jul 30 22:07:00 2012
@Jonathan, the rims are not cracking at the spokes. They are cracking inside. It's the inner layer of the rim that is being stressed - the part that separates the tube from the spokes. The problem is that the pressure of the tube, combined with the impact of potholes or other jarring surfaces, is splitting the rim apart. Apparently the technical term is "hoop stress".
Jonathan Benn Mon Jul 30 21:17:00 2012
@Gary-I run 30-35 psi when I run 700X54, a 2.2 29er, off road. Using a nearly identical second wheel set, I run 85 psi using a 700X38 kevlar belted urban/touring tire. Bike is set up for disk brakes so there is no brake surface issues for the rim. I was thinking that it might the build for the wheel that is causing the issue. Some machine laced wheels can have spoke tension that is much higher than hand laced.
Gary Schyve Mon Jul 30 20:44:00 2012
@Mick, tubeless would be lighter, but I think that wouldn't change the pressure problem. But I've been riding at 35lbs and loving it. I think the bike actually handles better than ever!

@Travis, Honestly, I think my street has to be one of the worst in the state for potholes. In other words, even worse conditions than mountain biking!

mick llanos Mon Jul 30 08:27:00 2012
@ Gary, go tubless!! Bontranger makes good tires to convert.
travis montross Sun Jul 29 23:29:00 2012
@gary i run 50-60 psi on my mtn bike when im on the road and 25-35 when im mtn biking.
Gary Schyve Sun Jul 29 20:18:00 2012
Ok, I did some research on the cracking rim issue. It appears I have been using too much tire pressure for my setup. I'm sure some of you will want to smack me in the head for this but...I've been putting about 60 lbs of pressure in my tires thinking it would decrease my rolling resistance. Not sure if it did. But it apparently cracked my rims. I am now running at 35. Hopefully I am done buying new rims for awhile.
Jonathan Benn Fri Jul 27 14:06:00 2012
Out ride a route for a MHCC ride that I will be leading in August. Just learned that part of my original route would have gone past the Altamont Fair on a Saturday-maybe not the best place to take a club ride.
Kevin Kretzschmar Thu Jul 26 12:25:00 2012
did a nice 51.22m ride on my B'day. now my son want to go a little ride...time to ride again
Gary Schyve Tue Jul 24 21:59:00 2012
Cracked the rear scandium rim on my Race X Lite wheel last autumn - all the way around the rim. Bought a set of brand new rims so I could repair it. During the winter, I had the rim replaced and all new spokes installed. This morning my back tire was flat so I swapped in my spare rear wheel. When I got home, I went to replace the rear tube and discovered the back rim was cracked wide open again. I have one more spare rim to install. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to keep it from cracking? Am I hitting too many potholes?
Michael Ryan Daneault Tue Jul 24 14:05:00 2012
hitting it hard tonight yeah boy
David J Clifton Tue Jul 24 08:51:00 2012
I may forget how to ride my bicycle before I get to ride again, My current location is not safe to ride one. Oh how I miss being home and biking to work. Everyone your doing Great and kicking my butt, hope to try to catch you all the middle of August, we shall see. Go ride some miles for me.
David J Clifton Tue Jul 24 08:49:00 2012
I may forget how to ride my bicycle before I get to ride again, My current location is not safe to ride one. Oh how I miss being home and biking to work. Everyone your doing Great and kicking my butt, hope to try to catch you all the middle of August, we shall see. Go ride some miles for me.
Kevin Kretzschmar Sun Jul 22 17:51:00 2012
@ Jonathan I did that course in 2011. Wish I trained harder, the climbs killed me. Can't wait to do it next year.
Jonathan Benn Sat Jul 21 17:40:00 2012
Rode a short segment of the Tour of the Battenkill course in Washington county today. The climb on Joe Bean Rd. was as hard as I expected. The speed on the gavel surfaced Ferguson Rd. gives me a whole new respect for the racers-
Gene Connor Thu Jul 19 19:20:00 2012
Today I rode 12 miles across the great plains of Kansas with my 13-year-old and my twin 9-year-olds! Its the best feeling in the world to see them embracing riding their bikes!
Michael Ryan Daneault Tue Jul 17 15:17:00 2012
3hour ride tonight baby
Gene Connor Mon Jul 16 21:31:00 2012
@ Mick - I am truly the lucky one! Riding at a slow pace with her today was almost as much fun as bombing the steepest hill (or successfully climbing one)! It sort of brought back my own joy of what its like to fall in love with riding again. Tomorrow I have a 115 mile ride to get to Tribune, KS and I'm leaving at 5:30 in the morning to beat the heat. The payoff is that after about six hours of riding, my daughter is going to join me for the last 20 miles!
mick llanos Mon Jul 16 20:45:00 2012
@Gene, that is so very cool! Your daughter is very lucky to have you as dad,or maybe your the lucky one! Have a great trip.
Gene Connor Mon Jul 16 17:12:00 2012
Hello Everyone! As some of you know, I am riding cross country to raise money to send children with cancer to Sunrise Day Camp. Today I had the extremely rare opportunity to share part of my journey with my 13-year-old daughter. At one point she exclaimed, " I learned to take out my water bottle without crashing, I can shift gears, and I'm getting to ride cross country with my dad, what could be cooler than that!" And they say there is no magic left in the world!
Jonathan Benn Sun Jul 15 17:57:00 2012
Leaving Monday for a three day tour in the Grand Isle area of Vermont. Hoping to ride into Quebec on Wednesday. Never crossed the boarder on my bike, that should be inteseting.
David Patterson Sun Jul 15 15:42:00 2012
Thanks Gary:)
Gary Schyve Sat Jul 14 19:17:00 2012
David, I don't know anything about extra points for commuting. However, when you enter your workouts, you need to select "Cycling, Transport" instead of "Cycling, Sport" in order for it to count as commuting. You can always go back and edit your entries though.
David Patterson Sat Jul 14 18:12:00 2012
I have commuted to work 13 times this season, how do I get this acknoleged on endonmondo? My page just shows 100% rides & 0% for commuting..plus you get extra points for commuting..any assist thanks..Dave
Rob Torres Thu Jul 12 17:20:00 2012
Hi Holly, so sorry to hear about your accident. I would like to wish u a speedy recovery. Hope u feel better soon. I recently heard about another bike rider that got hit by a car. Kinda scary, I really had no idea how often this happens; as I am new to the sport. Be careful all!!!
Elijah F Thu Jul 12 15:38:00 2012
@MRD, have a beautiful ride!
Michael Ryan Daneault Thu Jul 12 15:17:00 2012
20k tonight after class any-takers?????
Gary Wayne Barnofsky Thu Jul 12 09:40:00 2012
Get well soon Holly.
Gary Wayne Barnofsky Thu Jul 12 09:37:00 2012
Hi fellow riders. If you ask me, the only good, comfortable saddle isn't a saddle, but a seat attached to a recumbent bicycle. :)
David Patterson Tue Jul 10 22:29:00 2012
Holly, I can relate..I was struck last year & loss of consciousness from impact until awaking I was already secured on a back board..concussion..would have been unthinkably worse had I not worn one:) My helmet broke from the impact..& I am able to write this note:) Keep recovering:)
Gene Connor Tue Jul 10 22:08:00 2012
@Holly - I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I've been hit three times and I too can second your statement about wearing a helmet as it definitely saved my life the first time. Please keep us updated on your progress and when you get back on the bike. I'll ride tomorrow for you!
David J Clifton Tue Jul 10 22:02:00 2012
@joe if you're looking for a comfortable saddle, look at the seats that have springs on the bottom. They also have spring webbing these are the most comfortable seats. Even after they give when you sit on them to give more to absorb the bumps. Good luck.
David J Clifton Tue Jul 10 22:00:00 2012
@holly wishing you a very speedy recovery.
Gary Schyve Tue Jul 10 21:41:00 2012
Holly, thank goodness you're ok. Just over 30 years ago I lost a classmate in a cycling accident with no helmet or light. It still brings tears to my eyes. Thanks so much for posting and letting us know you're ok despite your trauma. Please, even if you don't ride, let us know how your recovery is progressing.
Joe Leddy Tue Jul 10 20:23:00 2012
Hey guys, anyone have a recommendation and a good saddle? Been at this a few weeks and as I start to ride longer I can see I need to upgrade. Thanks
mick llanos Tue Jul 10 19:49:00 2012
Get well Holly,, and your right, l dont ride to the deli without a helmet on. Its only 2blocks away!
Joe Leddy Tue Jul 10 18:45:00 2012
Holly sorry to hear about the accident. Get better soon and back on your bike :)
Holly Campbell Tue Jul 10 18:06:00 2012
Hello my fellow riders. I wanted to let you know I won't be finishing this quest! :-( I was unfortunately hit by a car while riding my bike. O have a shattered eye socket, a cracked jaw bone and 22 stiches above my eye and 5 below. I was finally released from the trama unit at Albany med. I just want you all to be careful out there. People don't care if your on a bike and have the.right away. Make sure you have your helmets on guys. I can honestly say they work. My Dr said I wouldn't be here if I didn't have mine on!!! Be safe and keep on pedaling my friends!!!!
Gene Connor Mon Jul 9 21:35:00 2012
@Gary - I'm glad to see you're up and running (uh, riding) again! I'm now 1/4 of the way across (we're in Pagosa Springs, CO right now). On Wednesday I go to Del Norte, CO - which means I'll be climbing Wolf Creek Pass (elevation 10,000 and change)! Hopefully I'll have the blog entries all caught up by then and I can tell you all about it!
Gary Schyve Mon Jul 9 14:01:00 2012
Well, now I did it. I snapped the end off of my rear shifter cable at the handlebar. Was out in the garage last night until 11:30 prepping the bike I usually reserve for my winter trainer in the basement. Flat tires and no seat but I got it working and got back on the canal path this morning.
Jonathan Benn Sat Jul 7 07:53:00 2012
Getting ready to lead a MHCC 55 mile casual pace ride this morning. Hope there is a good turnout. Views of the Mohawk valley are pretty impressive.
Gary Schyve Fri Jul 6 14:55:00 2012
Mick, excellent! I was just thinking about upgrading to the 600 lumen Cygolite LED unit. I usually pass my previous light on down to either my wife or one of the children. Soon we will all be scaring people. Out back I also have a half-watt Planet Bike Super Flash LED tail light for evenings on the road. I'm thinking of trying the Cygolite 2 watt tail light next.
mick llanos Fri Jul 6 14:36:00 2012
Gary, my favorite is niterider rage. 600 lumen hid bulb. a little heavy but good for 5hrs on high. it scares the crap out of people
Gary Schyve Fri Jul 6 14:11:00 2012
Mick, very cool. What kind of lighting are you using? Last summer I rode home along the canal a couple of evenings with bats flying over my head! Now I have a 400 lumen Cygolite all-in-one rechargeable headlight and I love it!
mick llanos Fri Jul 6 12:01:00 2012
OK gary, now its on!! Nite lite is fully charged and ready for late riding
Jonathan Benn Thu Jul 5 19:53:00 2012
5.72 miles this afternoon on techical single track. Amazing how this short a ride can be so hard...and fun as well.
Joe Leddy Wed Jul 4 21:01:00 2012
First Day with a new bike. (Raleigh Revenio 4.0) What a difference a quality bike makes!!
Gene Connor Sun Jul 1 22:42:00 2012
Hey everyone! After a day's layover in Phoenix on Friday, I was back on the road yesterday and today. Yesterday Wickenburg to Ash Fork, AZ went from 3000 ft to 4700 feet in 7 miles and then from 5000 feet to 6100 feet in eight miles all in a 109 mile ride. Today, easier elevation for a 71 mile ride. Now a few days rest before heading to Colorado!
Jonathan Benn Fri Jun 29 07:27:00 2012
Just missed a down pour on the way into work this morning. Now the skys are clear. Last couple of days of the month to get those miles logged.
Kevin Kretzschmar Wed Jun 27 21:01:00 2012
not the brightest thing I did tonite. 3.9m up 1200ft elevation in 21m25s, better then my practice ones. I think I coughed up a lung.
Gary Schyve Wed Jun 27 14:08:00 2012
@Kevin, I was up to 210 about 5 years ago. That's when I got back to biking after 20 years away from it. I'm pushing to get back down to 165 by the end of the challenge. Thanks for giving me another push! And sorry for the bad timing of getting sick. Hang in there!
Kevin Kretzschmar Wed Jun 27 06:57:00 2012
@ Gary keep going pal. 2 yrs ago I was a 34 waist and above 185lb, now I'm just under 32w and my summer riding weight is 170's......3rd day not feeling well and I have hill TT tonight. All that climbing to be sick the day of the race
Gary Schyve Tue Jun 26 22:18:00 2012
@Rob, for me, riding is a great stress reliever. But the fact is, it's good for anybody. And I agree with you - having fellow riders to help push you is an enormous incentive to try harder. I love riding, but people like Mick, David, and you encourage me to keep pushing myself to do more than ever. I've lost about 5 pounds since the challenge started and I intend to get back to a healthier weight before the end of August. Please - keep pushing me and everyone else as we help each other accomplish more than any of us thought possible!
David J Clifton Tue Jun 26 17:57:00 2012
@rob Great job and welcome ot the addiction of riding, its amazing how the more you ride the more time you find to ride. happy to hear you have set higher goals for yourself, bring a few friends along and get them excited about the sport.
David J Clifton Tue Jun 26 17:55:00 2012
@Kevin...hope you feel better, my legs hurt when I don't bike. It is very addicting. You will make up the two days soon.
Rob Torres Tue Jun 26 15:02:00 2012
When I 1st started riding in late April I thought 50 miles a week was a good goal. Shortly after I found endomondo and the NBC. I now realize I can do that in a day or 2. Originally I thought,"I can get 1500pts. by the end of August". Now my new goal is 1500pts a month! I'm still amazed at all the miles so many of you ride each day! Keep it up! You are All my inspiration to ride further every day! Thank-you!
Kevin Kretzschmar Tue Jun 26 14:49:00 2012
sick for the 2nd in a row. sinus' clogged up and my head is pounding. 2 days of riding shot
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 26 12:18:00 2012
Got a Garmin Edge 200. Hopefully, it will facilitate loading data to this site. The graphs that can be produced are pretty cool. One of my climbs is not as big as I thought it was though.
David J Clifton Tue Jun 26 08:26:00 2012
@gene...all fun yr doing Great.
Gene Connor Mon Jun 25 19:06:00 2012
Today was a pain in the rear - literally. The roads were so rough that by the time I got to my destination it was hard to sit down on my seat. The day saw me start with a 12% incline for a mile and a half and later I peaked at 4246 feet for the day. I then had a drop from 2800 to 800 feet in ten miles - gotta love descents! Ended up in 100+ degree heat and -100 elevation. And its only day two!
Rob Torres Mon Jun 25 17:48:00 2012
Got home from a ride just in time to watch my house and cars get slammed with hale. Good luck to all in their long rides. Have fun and be safe! I don't write much but i love reading everyone's comments.
David J Clifton Mon Jun 25 12:11:00 2012
is anyone else thinking of doing this ride? Please help me raise awareness and reach my goal. Thank you all so very much. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidjclifton/red-ribbon-bike-ride
Gene Connor Mon Jun 25 00:06:00 2012
Hey everyone - the first leg of our Ride Across America is in the can! 4,000 feet of climbing in 51 miles. More climbing to start the day tomorrow. You can read about it at www.connorsarmy.blogspot.com!
Gary Schyve Sun Jun 24 21:06:00 2012
@Jeff, that rocks! Have a great time! Do you know when you might be in the north-western NY area? I live in Middleport which is about 12 miles from the lake.
David J Clifton Sun Jun 24 16:55:00 2012
@ jeff goodluck that is awesome have fun take lots of pictures.
Jeff Goodrich Sun Jun 24 15:34:00 2012
Leaving on Thursday for a 500 mile, 6 day ride around Lake Ontario. Wish me a good trip!
David J Clifton Sun Jun 24 10:06:00 2012
Good luck Gene....truly will be a great trip.
Gary Schyve Sat Jun 23 14:45:00 2012
Gene, great to have you back! Looking forward to reading your blog as you cross the country. I'm sure it will be a wonderful trip!
Gene Connor Sat Jun 23 14:39:00 2012
Hello everyone! I'm in San Diego and getting ready to start my cross country ride for Sunrise Day Camp tomorrow. I reconned the first 21 miles of the route today so I ended up doing 42 training miles. Tomorrow 55 miles and Monday 86 miles. Here I come Gary!
David J Clifton Sat Jun 23 08:09:00 2012
@gary...we just recently got a new ice machine at work...enjoy the ice.
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 21 13:35:00 2012
Been through 48 oz of water so far. Co-workers are complaining about my ice consumption.
Jonathan Benn Thu Jun 21 07:05:00 2012
Hydrate today and smile everytime a co-worker says "I can't believe you ride a bike on days like this..."
Gary Schyve Wed Jun 20 17:51:00 2012
@Mick, it's a combination of about 1 mile on roads through the city of Lockport, then 12 miles down the Erie Canal path, and then the last half mile through Middleport to my house. Keep in mind the path is almost completely flat and I had a steady 15mph tailwind gusting over 20mph. Today was my second fastest overall speed with my best being about 20.5mph last summer. I think the tailwind was about 30mph that day.
mick llanos Wed Jun 20 17:40:00 2012
@Gary, i have to ask, if your riding that full suspension at 17 mph for 13 miles i am very impressed.i think im a little faster on dirt with my small block 8,s. still only 12 mph riding hard. just wondering.
travis montross Wed Jun 20 00:45:00 2012
A bike was stolen from bike loft east in New York. http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Rare-bicycle-valued-at-5-500-stolen-from-bike/4c3M6YgRvkiIafBpCtSTKg.cspx#.T-FSPh-UdTB.facebook If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call 682-TMPD or send an email with your tips to [email protected]
Gene Connor Mon Jun 18 10:51:00 2012
Hey everyone - greetings from sunny (and hot) Clinton, OK. I actually got some riding done today due to an unforeseen (and forced) stop. Our air conditioning blew out outside of Springfield,MO and we made it this far but seeing as how we're about to cross the desert twice we're having it fixed. Unfortunately, it was the compressor so its going to cost about $1,000 - so much to sticking to our budget. But, if all goes well, we'll raise a lot of money for the kids. I'll write more once I start riding from San Diego. Stay well (and safe) everyone!
David J Clifton Sun Jun 17 19:58:00 2012
Happy fathers day. @ Jonathon great job..grilling is good but biking and grilling is great;)
Jonathan Benn Sun Jun 17 19:44:00 2012
Had a great ride today-took our touring setup for a trip to a local park. Carried everything in either the BOB I pulled or in the panniers my wife used. Bison steaks on our gas grill, expresso, table cloth and real plates-If you plan you can bring just about anything on a bike ride. Lots of odd looks from other park users, lots of smiles for us.
Rob Torres Sun Jun 17 10:57:00 2012
I would like to wish all the fathers a Hap
py Father's Day! Ride Safely!
Gene Connor Fri Jun 15 12:48:00 2012
Hello everyone. I don't know if any of you have seen this article - http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article - but be safe out there as you commute, transport, sport, mountain bike. I know on the eve of my big ride it made me a bit nervous but stay safe and I hope to hear all about your amazing adventures!
Gary Schyve Fri Jun 15 10:23:00 2012
Gene, have a safe trip out and a safer trip back. And enjoy your few days off.
Gene Connor Fri Jun 15 05:40:00 2012
Well folks, it was great to finally be able to break into the top 10 just in time to stop riding for ten days. I leave for San Diego today and I start riding back June 24th. I'll be catching up to Gary and the others soon enough. If you want to read about our travels you can follow us at www.connorsarmy.blogspot.com. I'll see you all on the road!
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 14 21:29:00 2012
Mick, Thursday is my only weekday to get in extra miles as my kids take their dog to obedience training. I had never heard of a missing link until you mentioned it. I will definitely be buying some and adding them to my tool kit. Thanks a million!!
mick llanos Thu Jun 14 20:21:00 2012
Gary,, you should carry a missing link. i had a chain with 3 missing links and it workrd fine. great when your stuck in the middle of nowhere! And stop following me. how am i supposed to catch you,, haha.
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 14 20:10:00 2012
Broken chain today. Got about 5,500 miles out of it though. It started giving me shifting problems around 2,800 but I was able to compensate for awhile. This morning I started to feel the slightest bit of slippage intermittently. By lunchtime it broke loose. Fortunately, an understanding co-worker let me borrow their vehicle to drive home and get my spare. Back in business now, but lost precious time riding during the lunch hour. I'll have to make it up tomorrow. Keep riding everyone!!
Gene Connor Thu Jun 14 09:10:00 2012
@Gary, I finally managed to get it narrowed down and it was excrutiatingly painful. Much to my wife's chagrin I am a bit of a pack rat when it comes to tools and bike parts so of course I want to plan for any contingency. I spent about two hours online last night looking at the tool and parts packing lists of people who have done cross country unsupported rides and used that as a basis. I ended up cramming all my tools into a toy toolbox slightly bigger than a shoe box and I have some cleaning/lubrication supplies in another small box. I have an extra set of wheels with new cassette, tires and tubes, an extra spare tire, a floor pump, some detachable fenders and my handlebar bag filled with some odds and ends - that's it. For me that the hard part. I only hope I don't have that one freak break down where I need the one tool I whittled out. Oof!
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 14 00:14:00 2012
@Gene, I was going to ask you about being nervous, but I didn't want to plant any seeds. I have a spare set of wheels and tires hanging in my garage, a spare set of pedals (which need to be rebuilt at the moment), and I carry a backpack with 2 spare tubes, an air pump, toolkit, and other items just in case. That's every day for just a 30 mile round trip commute. I can only imagine packing for a 3,600 mile trek across the country!
Gene Connor Wed Jun 13 19:34:00 2012
@Gary, I'm excited and nervous at the same time. The only problem now is packing. I'm being suported (sort of necessary since I only have ten weeks and I'm crossing the desert) and my main problem is narrowing down my tools and extra parts list. I have way too many things that I want to take.
Gary Schyve Wed Jun 13 13:33:00 2012
Great job, Gene! Bet you can't wait to get started on your trip.
Gene Connor Wed Jun 13 08:31:00 2012
Just passed 1500 points and I have a day and a half of riding before I leave for San Diego!
David J Clifton Tue Jun 12 12:24:00 2012
@Leslie, great job on your long ride, very impressive. @ Gene welcome to the 1500 points club and awesome, it truly feels great doesn't it? @ Jonothan rain or shine we bike, don't worry about the weather, there is no poor weather at all only poor clothing, @ everyone...you are all doing GREAT keep up the biking and hope to see you all out there rain or shine.
Jonathan Benn Tue Jun 12 10:25:00 2012
Never a good sign when the weather radar view is all green....
Gene Connor Tue Jun 12 08:57:00 2012
So excited - I'm finally going to hit 1500 points just in time to head out to San Diego for my cross country ride!
Jamin Robinson Mon Jun 11 21:48:00 2012
Thanks for the shoe tips! I have a friend who lives east of Great Barrington. Heading to his cabin out there. I normally put stuff like this off, but it's nice to have the goal for a change!
Leslie Power Mon Jun 11 09:46:00 2012
First really long ride this year yesterday! (Also first day in two weeks without thunderstorms.) 75 bucolic miles: meadows, llamas, goats, hilltops .. first 2012 baltimore oriole... didn't eat enough salt, but otherwise a perfect ride!

Jamin, on the shoes: worth a trip to a decent bike store to try them on. Albany to W. Ma - that's great! Where in W.Ma?

Kenneth Walter Mon Jun 11 09:14:00 2012
I've been using a pair of Pearl Izumi Select Road shoes for about a year now. Find them to be very good and they're in the 75 - 100 price range.
Jamin Robinson Sun Jun 10 21:12:00 2012
Oh! And I'm trying to challenge myself to bike to Western MA from the capital district in August. So good tires are obviously a must. :-) - Sorry if this is random... I really don't know anyone else to ask about this stuff!
Jamin Robinson Sun Jun 10 21:11:00 2012
So does anyone have suggestions for a good intro pair of shoes? I'm really getting into this and would love to have appropriate gear... I just don't quite have enough for a huge investement yet. So perhaps in the 80-100 range?
Luke Brown Sat Jun 9 22:10:00 2012
If axel of the pedal is not bent, and the raceway of the bearings are not spalled, and if they can be taken apart, you can re-grease the bearings. If they are sealed bearings, you can oil them every now and the with 3-in-1 oil, especially after riding in the rain. But after 10,000 miles you deserve new ones!
Kevin Kretzschmar Sat Jun 9 19:33:00 2012
Did a quick 20m on the tri bike, in about an hour. Race tomorrow, 1st tri of the season.
Gene Connor Fri Jun 8 17:21:00 2012
I just got a set of the 520's about two months ago and I'm using them with a pair of Mavic MTB shoes. That's the setup I'm going to be using on the cross country so I'll let you know how they hold up!
Gary Schyve Fri Jun 8 13:50:00 2012
Anyone have any thoughts on the life expectancy of a set of pedals? Is 10,000 miles good? Most of my riding is on the canal path.
travis montross Fri Jun 8 10:59:00 2012
@gary i probably have around 1000-1500 miles. they are less than a year old too.
Gary Schyve Fri Jun 8 10:30:00 2012
@Travis, how many miles do you have on your 520s so far? I have about 9 to 10,000 on my 324s.
Jonathan Benn Fri Jun 8 06:10:00 2012
Gary, I use Egg Beater Candy, they have a small platform around the egg beater. The cleat will mount like an SPD cleat and if you use a MTB shoe, its easy to walk around with as well.
travis montross Thu Jun 7 23:28:00 2012
i use the Shimano PD-M520 Pedal. they are cheap but hold up ive had them for a year now and they work great theyve been through alot of crashes. i also use the serfas astro all mmountain shoes.
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 7 22:45:00 2012
@Jonathan, which series of Egg Beaters do you use? I am about ready for new shoes too.
Jonathan Benn Thu Jun 7 22:34:00 2012
Gary, you might want to try Crank Brothers Egg Beaters. They are simple, easy to service and are great in muddy conditions. Best pedals I have ever used.
Gary Schyve Thu Jun 7 20:39:00 2012
What a beautiful day to ride in WNY! I saw some heavy rains on RADAR, but they passed just west of my cycling route today...for a change. I've been using Shimano SPD/platform pedals the last 2 years. Had the right side repaired twice so far. 2 weeks ago the left side started acting up. So I replaced the set with new ones. Yesterday I had to put the old right side one back on after about 500 miles. Maybe it's time to upgrade?
David J Clifton Wed Jun 6 16:33:00 2012
@jonathan, Great job, helps spread the word about biking as well. some people don't really have a clue what they are able to do, until they have to. I enjoy biking to work more than driving, do it all winter long and yes I am happy we had a mild winter. I even have a trailer for my groceries. lol
Jonathan Benn Wed Jun 6 14:44:00 2012
Dropped my Jeep off at the dealership this morning for some service and an inspection. Amazing how some people react to someone pulling thier bike off the carrier and getting ready to ride off to work. The service tech asked how far I was going, when I said about 6 miles he said he'd never be able to ride that far-
Gene Connor Tue Jun 5 16:12:00 2012
@ Gary, I use a Louis Garneau Portland jacket (the only downside is it doesn't have pit zips), Performance bike rain pants, they work fairly well, and Louis Garneu shoe covers. If its really bad I use some waterproof socks and clip on fenders. I still get wet but since I'm riding with all that stuff over my bike clothes its not too bad. I finally got back on the bike today for a long(ish) ride after too many days off the bike.
Kevin Kretzschmar Tue Jun 5 09:57:00 2012
@ Gary....you to
Gary Schyve Tue Jun 5 09:51:00 2012
Nice dry morning finally. The sunshine looks and feels so good! Started a little early and took a few laps around the city park before going to work. Have to head home a little early this afternoon for my daughter's orchestra concert. (Don't want to be late for that.) Have a great day everyone!
David J Clifton Tue Jun 5 07:36:00 2012
@ Gary, my shoes are so wet from yesterday's ride I swear they weigh 10lbs each. lol. @ Gene Great job on your fundraiser sounds like your doing great and will have an awesome trip. @Jonathan way to go, mt biking in the rain and mud is fun however alot of work, hats off to you. @ Everyone feel free to post your comments and how your rides are going, enjoy reading everyones stories. You are all Great just keep peddling.
Gary Schyve Mon Jun 4 20:36:00 2012
@Gene, what do you use for rain gear? I have biking boots that work well. And I wore my Columbia rain coat. But what about something that breathes and something to cover my legs? It took all day for my clothes to dry out at work. Of course, just in time to ride home in the rain.
Gene Connor Mon Jun 4 19:46:00 2012
@ Gary, thanks for the envy! We actually had a fundraiser yesterday for the trip and we raised $1500 for the kids of Sunrise Day Camp - that's one camper for two weeks - we're on our way! It's going to rain tomorrow (and the next day, and the next day) but its a good chance for me to continue field testing my rain gear for the ride.
Gary Schyve Mon Jun 4 19:10:00 2012
Welcome back, @Gene! I am so jealous of your upcoming trip.
Gene Connor Mon Jun 4 17:59:00 2012
Well folks after a layoff of two days I'm ready to start back up with my training so I can catch up with you guys (and prep myself for the cross country in the process). It so funny how I can miss my legs screaming in pain.
Gary Schyve Sun Jun 3 22:06:00 2012
@Jonathan, nice shot of the muddy mess there. But you're not alone. For the last couple of days, my shifting has started getting sluggish about halfway through each ride. And the rest of the week isn't looking much better.
Jonathan Benn Sun Jun 3 20:52:00 2012
Two days in a row mountain biking in the rain. Almost as much time cleaning as riding. Less than a week to go for the Black Fly Challenge.
David J Clifton Sat Jun 2 05:44:00 2012
@gary thanks for enlightening me. Definitely over did it the last couple days but will push on. Never realized how much competition can make you want to do. Have a great weekend...will get in a few short rides if the rain stops. Kid weekend ;)
Gary Schyve Fri Jun 1 18:40:00 2012
@David, points do carry over. Just go to the dropdown list and change it from "June" to "Entire Period". This month will be more fun because I am setting up a riding schedule. One of my goals is to never miss a day. Woohoo!!
David J Clifton Fri Jun 1 18:09:00 2012
@gary thanks. Glad to be home and not on bike. Lol i am addicted wish points carried over was trying to catch you.
Gary Schyve Fri Jun 1 09:32:00 2012
Great start to the month, @David. Go, go, go!!
David J Clifton Fri Jun 1 09:13:00 2012
@ everyone, I am exhausted, fit in 74.7 miles yesterday and almost 58 before work, still need to bike home after, good luck everyone and if anyone wins some prizes please share, would be happy to see someone local win.
Gary Schyve Thu May 31 22:39:00 2012
@Gene, I'm hoping that enough people will keep talking about this problem so that Endomondo will look into it and get it fixed soon. My goal was 1,500 points by the end of the month and I made it. I just want the record to show that since I worked so hard at it. I suspect the changeover to "June" has to do with the International Date Line. Isn't that out in the Pacific somewhere?
Gene Connor Thu May 31 22:21:00 2012
@ Gary, apparently it has already made the shift over to June - problem is, we're all sitting at 0 points now. Not sure why.
Gene Connor Thu May 31 22:18:00 2012
@Gary, yes I have the same problem. I know I logged 34 miles in three rides today (one was a short trip to pick up some parts) but my points haven't moved since yesterday. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Jonathan Benn Thu May 31 20:45:00 2012
Ride with a nearly 5 mile climb after work today. Odd how some 20 mile rides are really easy and others drill you.
Gary Schyve Thu May 31 13:59:00 2012
Is anyone else having issues with the points updating? The mile tracker is fine for me, but the points indicator seems to be stuck.
Gary Schyve Wed May 30 22:48:00 2012
@Gene, yes, that was all in May but, I'm sure I just had more opportunities than you. When June 24th comes though, the tables will be turned. I envy your chance to cross the country, but I am also thrilled for you. It will be fun to try and stay ahead for as long as I can.
Gene Connor Wed May 30 19:15:00 2012
@Gary, have you logged all your mileage just in the month of May? That's damn impressive my friend. I'm lucky I got in as many as I did.
Gary Schyve Wed May 30 18:21:00 2012
Thanks, @Gene! I am planning to cross the 1500 mark tomorrow evening. An early start so I can commute + extra miles, then ride at lunch, then an evening ride with the rest of the Tire Shredders team from work. We are hoping to make it to 2nd place in NYS tomorrow. This challenge is such a great motivator! I'll be looking forward to you passing me sometime in July once you start on your big ride!
Gene Connor Wed May 30 16:49:00 2012
@Gary, its good to see you up on top of the leader board again!
Gene Connor Wed May 30 15:49:00 2012
@Gary, no unfortunately we'll be coming up from the South from Jersey and then crossing over the George Washington on our way to Long Island. We leave San Diego on June 24th and should arrive back on Long Island August 26th.
Gary Schyve Wed May 30 15:31:00 2012
@Gene, will you be passing through Western New York on your XC ride? When do you think you'll arrive?
Gene Connor Tue May 29 20:10:00 2012
@ Gary, thank you so much for the suggestion. Being that it comes from someone that has logged as many miles as you I'll take your advice. As far as the road/mountain conversation goes, I think the skinnier tires do make a difference in that you have less contact/less resistance on the road tires than on the 1.95 or thicker mtb tires. Also, unless you're running a 29er, the wheel circumference on the road bike means you're covering more distance per revolution. If you want the best of both worlds, maybe a cyclocross bike would work for you - you could run skinny or fat tires on it depending on where you're going.
Gary Schyve Tue May 29 19:16:00 2012
@Mick, I certainly find it easier to pedal on asphalt, but is the actual road bike that much faster? I'm riding an all-carbon dual-suspension Trek right now (for reference).
Gary Schyve Tue May 29 19:15:00 2012
@Gene, if you're going to and from the site, I would log that as "transport". While you're on the charity ride, I would log that as "sport".
mick llanos Tue May 29 18:40:00 2012
@ Gary, i average 11-12 mph on dirt. i would easily do 5 mph faster if not more. ive been told i have a big engine and know how to use it.
Gene Connor Tue May 29 18:21:00 2012
If anyone wants a (I hope) fun diversion. I'm keeping a blog which I'll keep up during the cross country ride I'm doing for Sunrise Day Camp. I'll be starting to update every day starting next Sunday but for now check it out at www.connorsarmy.blogspot.com. Some fun posts about my bike commuting and other observations of life. I will freely admit to being influence by the Bike Snob!
Gene Connor Tue May 29 18:16:00 2012
@Gary - I was figuring I would log them as cycle, sport or should I log them as cycle, transport since I'm riding my way from San Diego back home to Long Island? What's your take?
Gary Schyve Tue May 29 17:39:00 2012
@Mick, is a road bike that much faster?
Gary Schyve Tue May 29 17:38:00 2012
@Gene, just remember to record those miles under the right category.
David J Clifton Tue May 29 17:36:00 2012
@gene count all yr miles you bike;)
Gene Connor Tue May 29 16:32:00 2012
So I looked at the national leader board and I'm looking at the miles the guy in the top slot is racking up and I'm blown away! I'm just wondering, if I'm doing a cross country charity ride, can I count those miles? What do you guys think?
mick llanos Tue May 29 15:27:00 2012
@Gary, to go fast!! I will always ride dirt, i am into 24 hour and endurance events. on endomondo most challenges are kcal,s. making it more even for mountain to road. i am entered in 22 challenges on endomondo mostly mountain biking. have a great ride tonite.
Gary Schyve Tue May 29 09:44:00 2012
@Mick, it really is a great motivator. I've never done a challenge like this before and never thought it would be something that would push me, but I was totally wrong. Now, why change to a road bike?
David J Clifton Tue May 29 08:19:00 2012
@mick...you definitely should get a road bike or atleast a hybrid either way your doing great keep it up.
mick llanos Tue May 29 06:41:00 2012
@ Gary, isnt it great how these challenges motivate people. i need to get a road bike for this challenge, have a great day!
Gary Schyve Mon May 28 20:23:00 2012
Thanks, @Mick!! You made me ride way more than I had planned on today. I was going to take a short ride in the morning and then see a movie. Instead, you dragged me out for more riding. Thank you!! I know you will pass me again soon...but I will just keep chasing you down - I promise!
mick llanos Mon May 28 20:14:00 2012
@David,, Good Luck!! @Gary,, nice job!!
Gary Schyve Mon May 28 19:01:00 2012
@David...Thanks! But regardless of position, we all need to keep pushing each other. Seriously, everyone, keep going no matter what. We will all have missed days where there's just nothing we can do about them. So when we can get out, let's make the most of it in order to make up for those times. Even now, I am personally 126 points behind where I should be simply because I missed 6 days. But I am not looking back. Instead, I am finding ways to make the miles up. Everyone keep riding!!
David J Clifton Mon May 28 18:36:00 2012
@gary...congratulations on being #1. Will be with you by the weekend. Great job everyone making me bike more than ever. To you mt. Bikers you rock...rode a friends old bike this weekend and i am still sore. Forgot how much fun and upper body that you use. Hope everyone had a great weekend and please keep pushing me to ride.
Jonathan Benn Mon May 28 07:53:00 2012
Out to map a ride for MHCC. A ride the club has done for years, but for which there are about 10 different places to start/finish. 30 miles of quiet roads this morning.
Gary Schyve Sun May 27 14:11:00 2012
91 miles yesterday from Middleport to Letchworth State Park along the Erie Canal path and the Genesee Valley Greenway. Had to take roads most of the last 10 miles because a bridge was out but it was a beautiful ride. It's awesome that you can go so far without any cars or noise! Met the family there and then drove home in the evening.
Jason RanDoM Thiele Sat May 26 11:55:00 2012
Autopause autoSUCKS!!!
Jonathan Benn Fri May 25 20:32:00 2012
Sign for the Black Fly Challenge MTB race will be cosing in a few days. A great way to pick up a few miles and try your hand at a little racing. Not a technical MTB race. Fire roads and even a fair amount of pavement. Lots of cyclocross bikes the last couple of years.
Gene Connor Fri May 25 16:02:00 2012
@David - I hear that. I'm a school teacher so I've been able to get a few extra miles in the last few days. I'm trying to build my fitness up so I can be ready for the big charity event in 30 days. Right now I'm just trying to get into the habit of riding every day whether I feel like it or not.
David J Clifton Fri May 25 13:10:00 2012
@gene believe the wheel was defective but yes it is the road, don't want to jinx myself but never have broken one on my mt bike. lol Up and rolling no worries, just need more time to bike.
Gene Connor Fri May 25 08:27:00 2012
@David - where are you riding that you keep breaking so many spokes? Are you on the road? Time to find a new route.
David J Clifton Thu May 24 17:57:00 2012
Another day another broken spoke:(. Time to use new wheel set at home. Disconnected brake and will head for home.
David J Clifton Thu May 24 15:29:00 2012
@Gary, that is why I mark the the valve stem on the tire and always put it back together at the mark, easier to find the debris. generally put new tubes in however I do enjoy the park glueless patchess, make it quick and easy, when you run out of tubes.
Gary Schyve Thu May 24 13:49:00 2012
@David...I actually took the tube out, pumped it up, found the air leak, then set it on top of the tire and checked it inside and out. Unfortunately I had flipped the tube over in the process and so was checking the wrong side of the tire. Ooops!! Turns out I picked up a staple along the edge of the road. From now on, I will check all the way around the tire.

Also, I am looking into the Bontrager LT3 hard case tires as per Gene's suggestion. Thanks, Gene.

Gene Connor Thu May 24 09:26:00 2012
Has anyone used warmshowers.org for long distance bike trips? I'm doing a cross counry charity ride and there will be five of us (four of us riding) and a sag wagon. Does it really work as easily as it seems to on the website? I'll be following the Adventure Cycling Association mid-America route and there looks to be a fair amount of folks on that route. Has anyone had good experiences using this network?
Gene Connor Thu May 24 09:24:00 2012
@David - they aren't too expensive. My LBS charges me about $30 each and on my commuter bike I can usually get an entire season (about 3-4,000 miles) off of them. I run the Bontrager hard case 25's. I know they make them wider too. There are probably more durable tires out there that you can get online but my LBS is one of my sponsors for my cross country ride and they suggested these and they've worked well so far.
David J Clifton Thu May 24 07:56:00 2012
@Gene thanks for the tip, still running my factory tires and I know they are a bit soft. Will make the investment soon. Thanks again.
Gene Connor Thu May 24 07:11:00 2012
Hey guys, I'm certainly not a know it all by any means but one thing I've found is that I tend to use Bontrager hard case tires for my commuting wheels and I rarely ever have a flat. They hold up pretty well through all of the Long Island crud I tend to roll over and through.
David J Clifton Thu May 24 06:02:00 2012
@Gary..i only get 25 out of my commute. As for the flats...if you take pen and mark where valve stem is on tire before taking it off, then take tissue paper rub on inside it generally rips where glass or thorn is...or if u put air in tube find hole then look at valve stem mark and compare you will find it faster too;). Enjoy yr long ride this weekend sounds great. Headed to 1000 islands Saturday night..hoping friend brings mt bike to island or I will lose Sunday riding. You all inspire me.pushing the few extra miles each day. Thanks again for sharing. Ride safe;)
Gary Schyve Thu May 24 00:27:00 2012
@David, I think we're all wondering just exactly what everyone else is doing and how they're doing it. I get about 27 or so miles every day from commuting. But then I try to add in some time during lunch and a little biking with my kids after work. I had 4 flats over the weekend (2 of them my own fault, due to inexperience) and so it goes. I don't ride to compete with you or anyone else. However, when I see you push for more, it certainly inspires me to push harder. I'll be trying something new this weekend - a ride from Middleport, NY to Letchworth State Park. Consider yourself part of my inspiration and enjoy the impact you're having on me and lots of other fellow New Yorkers.
David J Clifton Wed May 23 22:50:00 2012
Just not sure how everyone does it. I bike to and from work, ride multiple bikes. Last week broke 2 spokes on 2 bikes and got 2 flats. 4 this month alone. Made my commute longer and yet I still fall short of the miles people are logging. Today managed to log over 60 and i am feeling it. I guess that more time is needed to compete. Everyone your doing great;) will see you all out there tomorrow.
Gene Connor Wed May 23 15:58:00 2012
I took a longer commute today and managed 18.86 miles in just over an hour! Of course on the way home I happened to be riding during the only 45 minute period it rained at all on Long Island today! Good thing I packed the rain gear!
Jeff Goodrich Wed May 23 12:04:00 2012
@ Eduardo, no camping, doing www.warmshowers.org, which is folks who sign-up to host bicycle tourists. Tons of them around Lake Ontario.
Eduardo Gonzalez Tue May 22 13:15:00 2012
@Jeff, you camping?
Jonathan Benn Mon May 21 18:42:00 2012
Gentle rain started about 10 minutes into an hour long MTB ride. Actaully, made the woods quiet, a very nice ride.
Scott Adams Mon May 21 15:49:00 2012
It appears I picked the only window of rain so far today for my 5 mile ride, Rome NY. Once your wet, you can't get any wetter.
Jeff Goodrich Mon May 21 12:56:00 2012
Planning a tour around Lake Ontario at the end of June! Six days of riding!! Somewhere around 500 miles....
George Smith-Sweeper Mon May 21 09:36:00 2012
ugh its raining cats and dogs in NYC right now.....
Eduardo Gonzalez Sun May 20 22:22:00 2012
@Gary, Time to buy newer tires!
Gary Schyve Sun May 20 21:06:00 2012
4 flats in 3 days. But I will not be denied! Only one spare left in my stockpile now. Time to order more I guess.
William Hickey Sat May 19 01:11:00 2012
102 miles riding the Rochester ride for Missing and Exploited Children.
Gary Schyve Sat May 19 01:10:00 2012
@Ryan...A mile down the path, I realized I could repair it. And I did! I rode home, dude. I rode home! No beer or wings for you this week!!!
Ryan Trombley Fri May 18 22:04:00 2012
@Gary....it was the spike strip i put down on the canal path. Don't tell me you called your wife!
Eduardo Gonzalez Fri May 18 20:48:00 2012
First day that I've driven to work in over 3 months, damm flu!
Gary Schyve Fri May 18 20:45:00 2012
Flat tires... I HATE when those happen! At least I was only 3 miles from home and it was a nice day.
Scott Adams Fri May 18 16:47:00 2012
Bike to Work Day was first commuting day for me this month. 37 deg F start to the day, but beautiful for the return trip.
Joe Cahill Fri May 18 09:15:00 2012
me and another coworker commuted to work today and hoping to start a trend! W00T!
Gene Connor Fri May 18 08:30:00 2012
I was completely astounded - I only saw one other bicycle commuter on my way in today - a kid on a bmx bike on his way to school. The Town of Huntington didn't even seem to promote it this year. Oh well, maybe on the way home I'll see more of our "people".
Jonathan Benn Thu May 17 22:17:00 2012
Over 240 kids cycled to school today in nearby Williamstown MA. Pretty cool.
Gene Connor Thu May 17 15:29:00 2012
Tomorrow is it folks - Ride Your Bike to Work Day - let's all get out and enjoy it! I have to do it since I'm training for a cross country charity ride that begins in 38 days. Go to www.connorsarmy.org to find out more.
Scott Adams Wed May 16 17:44:00 2012
Waited for the line of thunderstorms to pass through central NY this afternoon before getting out for a 10 miler. Still got a little wet. On the brink of Gold. Platinum will be easy.
Peter Naughton Mon May 14 23:52:00 2012
Decided to skip Five Boro this year -- went the last 2 years and ran into various problems both times, didn't feel like dealing with their "lottery" this year. Did Bike DC instead, which was yesterday. Great time. The course itself is only 22 miles, but did some more riding in/around DC afterwards to bring me up to the approx 44-mile total of the FBBT. Heard afterwards about some problems on the course, but I luckily didn't encounter any myself.
Jonathan Benn Mon May 14 21:28:00 2012
Commute and evening errands-Rain held off for the commute so one dry ride today, one wet.
Jason RanDoM Thiele Mon May 14 09:21:00 2012
162 miles in one day Andy??? Be nice to see the data on that.
Mic Sch Sun May 13 21:05:00 2012
Nice day it was 67 sunny
travis montross Fri May 11 16:26:00 2012
@Jonathan it was the same way here the wind was horrible.
Jonathan Benn Fri May 11 15:51:00 2012
No rain today, but the wind forced me to cut a ride short. Didn't feel like fighting a head wind for 20 miles. Oh well
Gene Connor Wed May 9 07:28:00 2012
Ride your bike to work month has proven to have a soggy start this year. Of the four days I have ridden, I've gotten rained on three of them. But it brings me back to being a kid and riding all summer in the rain. I guess I need to get used to it since I'll be riding cross country for charity ithis summer. But a soggy ride is better than no ride at all!
Scott Adams Tue May 8 19:38:00 2012
I credit the challenge with getting me out the door for a ride after dinner, rain having discouraged me earlier. Bonus: took in some high school lacrosse mid-ride - West Genesee 9, Rome Free Academy 1 at the half.
Jason RanDoM Thiele Tue May 8 18:19:00 2012
Rode in the rain home yesterday and in the rain on the way to work today. Fenders are a must for commuting. They really help out a lot. Did something stupid today and hit the side view mirror of a car and wiped out a bit. My arm hurts but my pride hurts worse haha. Yet, I pedal on.
travis montross Tue May 8 16:37:00 2012
David its raining here too i just got back from a ride i wish i had fenders and maybe rain gear i was in shorts and a t-shirt. The bike got a need wash though haha.
David J Clifton Tue May 8 16:17:00 2012
Looks like a rainy ride home, however cannot wait to splash thru the puddles like a little kid on a new bicycle. whoever invented fenders, I thank you so very much. Maybe I can ride super fast and miss all the raindrops falling on me. be safe everyone and remember to have fun :)
Jonathan Benn Mon May 7 21:25:00 2012
Julius is right. The 2012 5 Boro was a blast!
Julius Erwin Quito Mon May 7 08:55:00 2012
Wohooo! Awesome Five Boro Bike Tour yesterday!
travis montross Sun May 6 00:31:00 2012
yeah jason ill probably end up biking untill august on my mtn bike maybe ill get some smoother tires sometime.
Jason RanDoM Thiele Sat May 5 20:58:00 2012
Yeah Travis. Fat knobbing tires on the pavement gets old fast. Even hybrid style would be a lot better.
travis montross Sat May 5 18:42:00 2012
I need a road bike a mtn bike is not meant for the 40 miles on the road i did today.
Scott Adams Sat May 5 17:25:00 2012
20 miler around Delta Lake, Rome NY
Jonathan Benn Fri May 4 17:39:00 2012
Used my new BOB trailer on my commute today-Handled well, made errands after work really easy.
Carolyn Gierer Fri May 4 08:05:00 2012
I just got hit by my first car door. Oh well !
Bill Mahoney Thu May 3 12:02:00 2012
Roads are a little rough here in Broome County, NY. Switched from road bike to cyclocross just to avoid punctures.
Tim Nelson Wed May 2 20:16:00 2012
25 mile ride on the Erie Canal Trail
Jason RanDoM Thiele Wed May 2 15:26:00 2012
This is really cool. Bicycle commuter from Rochester NY here. Wish I knew about this app aong time ago.
David J Clifton Tue May 1 10:21:00 2012
Was a wonderful commute in the rain, Biking is so much fun:)
joyce schaub Mon Apr 30 19:40:00 2012
I try and ride 16 miles when the weather permits
David Patterson Sat Apr 21 17:35:00 2012
I like the idea uniting riders of all types for a Challenge:) Pushes me to get commuting, I am riding 4-5dys/wk presently..just not to work yet!
Brian Kehoe Fri Apr 20 10:53:00 2012
Hello New York riders,

I am Brian Kehoe, Executive Director of the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC). We are hosting the New York site for the National Bicycle Challenge. We are so ex excited that you are pariticipating. Please see our website www.nybc.net My email is [email protected]

Thanks

Brian

Paul Kolakowski Wed Apr 18 11:25:00 2012
Was out Monday for a ride, looking forward to a great season. I will be doing Bike New York in a few weeks....first time!
Kate Marshall Tue Apr 17 14:00:00 2012
Why can't we have more than 10 on a team? Who can I talk to about fixing that?
Michael Khadabux Tue Apr 17 05:50:00 2012
I think it starts on Sunday
Cecelia Casey Mon Apr 16 14:03:00 2012
Does anyone know when the week begins?? Sunday, Monday??
Cecelia Casey Mon Apr 16 14:02:00 2012
Excited about joining this challenge and pumping up my miles and shedding the pounds! Yeah!
Chris Enright Mon Apr 16 13:17:00 2012
Let's Go!
Betsy Rorschach Wed Apr 11 13:45:00 2012
Looking forward to participating!
Pedro desiderio Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969
Lets get ready to the rumble