Recent content by Saratoga Dave

  1. Saratoga Dave

    Cold and wet weather cycling wear

    That’s a damn good idea about Harbor Freight! We’ve got one a couple miles up the road that I pass all the time, never thought of a rain jacket there.
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    Cooking on Tour

    Never thought of drone delivery! How cool would that be, top of Fleecer Ridge on the Great Divide, and here comes a supreme pizza and two liters of Coke zooming over the hill. Winning!
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Hey, if you can afford it, and get value out of it, why not? I wonder if the Evo version would be worth considering for you. Presumably tougher tires, and maybe those flared bars might be good enough that you don’t have to put a flat bar on it and change the shifter. Closer to your preferred...
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    Commuter bike for Clydesdale

    Hey Roger I’m liking that Giant for what you’re talking about. No problem whatever with range - I’d say even without the battery extender if it was Class 1, these thing have great range. Class 3 though, maybe that extra battery needed. I’m similarly gravity equipped as you and my ToughRoad has...
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    New York State ebike legislation

    Yeah, NY 5S is the bike route all across the state following the Erie Canal, along very long stretches where there are no paths. So I guess riding across NYS would be a no go now, or anywhere else here in Saratoga County or the Capital region, which has terrific quiet roads with excellent...
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    New York State ebike legislation

    Only on roads of 30mph or less speed limit? Really? While regular bikes can go anywhere? Who thinks this stuff up. I couldn’t ride a mile to Stewart’s for milk under this rule. What a bunch of idiots.
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Another good day before the snowstorm coming this weekend... let's grab a friend and head for the Saratoga Battlefield again! This one is from the British position guarding Burgoyne's headquarters encampment in Fall 1777. That's the Hudson River flowing south, picture looking north towards...
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Dave has outdone himself on this one! What in the name of God is that thing, and I wonder how it would go over on the Warren County Bikeway to Lake George?
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    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    So it’s like a rose or any other pretty flower down there in Oz, where apparently everything is trying to kill you? I don’t know how David goes out the door in the morning!
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    Map charging stations?

    Don’t forget public libraries. You’ve always got something to read while picking up an hour or so of charge! Pizza joints too, if you buy a slice, or regional chain convenience stores. Never had anyone say no.
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    2020 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    I've said it before, that is one beautiful city
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Hey Bill, welcome to the club. I did the whole thing in the Fall of 2017 on my Trek XM700 that I had at the time, it was a great trip. Maybe we’ll meet in the middle sometime. Your end is really nice, from Tonawanda all the way out past Fairport, I’d say. And all the singletrack woods stuff in...
  13. Saratoga Dave

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Looking forward to the video as well... I imagine it got whacked for the INXS audio. Time to bust out the kazoo!
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    2020 Giant E-Bike Models and Photos

    I didn’t realize it wasn’t a Class 1 20mph bike for some reason. That does sort of argue against the smaller battery... I‘d think that range extender is pretty much mandatory, but you’ll then have 625Wh as opposed to the 500 I have on my ToughRoad. Not bad at all. I really like that bike...
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    Has anyone electrified a Cruzbike or tried one???

    Well, there’s something you don’t see every day!