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About jas3

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  • Birthday 04/18/1967

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    Ardmore, PA 19003 USA
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    King Song 16S & 18XL

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  1. Sorry I missed this. Want to ride tomorrow, the 15th?
  2. Well done, Chris. You are definitely the 2nd best EUC-er in Ardmore.
  3. Seba, You are a rockstar and an inspiration. Amazing ride!!! Congratulations!!!! jas3
  4. Great ride today, everybody. See you next time down in DC.
  5. You should check out the Netflix series called “DARK”. Is it 1986? jas3
  6. “While no known land animal can live permanently at a temperature over 50°C, Sahara desert ants can sustain a body temperature well above 50 °C (122 °F) with surface temperatures of up to 70 °C (178 °F). Despite this, if out in the open, they must keep moving or else they will fry.” Sahara Desert Ant
  7. Hello all... Saturday looks to be a scorcher, but I've mapped out a nice 40 mile route that should expose the non-Philly folks to the best place to ride. We are going to meet near the Temple/St. Joe's boathouses, which has free parking... then head upriver to the head of the Wisahickon trail and ride just a few miles on that (also because it is shaded... and to give folks an idea of how to get to the Forbidden Drive trail, which one can take all the way up to Flourtown and then back through Germantown)... then when back on the SRT, upriver again to the mysterious Pencoyd Bridge and into the West Laurel Hill Cemetery to the Bala Cynwyd Heritage Trail head... then back down the BCHT (exploring a spur of that) to Manayunk onto the SRT again and upriver to the Conshy Brewing Company for battery recharge/bladder discharge/beer/rehydration/food/etc. That should be at about the 20 mile mark. Then when core body temperatures have dropped back below 145F we can head downriver on the SRT (where we will all remember to ride *very courteously* so the pedestrians and bicyclists don't have us EUCers thrown off the SRT) all the way past our initial parking spot, and boathouse row, and the Art Museum and all the way to the end across the river from Penn's Campus... then back across the river to UPenn... zip west and then u-turn to come down the famous Locust Walk on Penn's campus. Maybe a quick loop through their park/athletic area near Franklin Field... then across the river and over to South Street east to maybe 5th street so we can do a run by Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center... and keep heading north to Spring Garden where we'll hang a louey to head West again back down to the Art Museum.. maybe jump over past the Rodin Museum... past the (very popular but highly inappropriate) Rocky statue at the Art Museum... then back to the SRT and then to our vehicles. This is the Komoot Map. Alas my wife has made dinner plans, so I can't join y'all for dinner and a night ride. The map is "aspirational" in that this is my first effort with Komoot. We should run pretty close to the route I have mapped, but maybe we will deviate a bit for game day decisions. If anybody has any question/problems, please hit me up here or on my cell 610.570.8652. I would like to comment again that strictly speaking, while there are TONS of great trails in the Philadelphia area (Chester Valley, Valley Forge Park, Perkiomen, Wisahickon, SRT, etc.) many of them have "no motorized vehicles" rules. In friendly chats with the folks who police the trails, most of them encourage responsible electric vehicle riders. The Chester Valley trail guys are trying to get traffic off 202 and took Federal dollars to do so, thus they are VERY happy to see EUC on their trail because it is one less car on the road, even though the trail is well marked for no motorized vehicles. Way up the SRT, I had some official ask if my EUC was electric, I said "YES", he smiled and was on his way. The Perkiomen Trail rules say you need a medical note to ride an electric vehicle. But none of these "no motors" rules are enforced against EUCs in the Philadelphia area at present. That is because we EUC-ers here all SMILE and WAVE and are NICE to people. No doubt this is the legacy of William Penn permeating the area (except at professional sporting events, during which we are the meanest people on the planet). In NYC the bicycle-nazis seem to dislike all EUCers and complain about them and try to get them banned from "their" bicycle paths. Here in Philadelphia, only one bicyclist has ever made a negative comment to me "NO MOTORS!"... he was probably from NYC :-). PLEASE help us keep Philadelphia an EUC friendly region on our ride on Saturday and elsewhere by keeping speeds reasonable, always yielding to pedestrians and bicyclists, and in general being the friendly good folks that you already are. William Penn would expect no less... and maybe for the evening ride y'all can swing by Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware. :-)
  8. It varies, and yes, there are some paved areas, as you found out on your e-bike ride this week. Nope, I still have only the 16S and am up to 1,600 miles after 10 months. And YUP, I did *almost* the whole Perkiomen on it. I started at the Egypt Road park rather than at the intersection of the SRT, which saved me a mile. And I did ride rather slowly with none of my regular S turns and kept a very constant speed to minimize battery drain. And I rode it down to zero % battery and then another 0.5 miles after that back to my car. I BARELY made it back because of the long big uphills at the end of my ride. Slow and constant speed is the way to milk these things for every last mile. But I really did make it to Green Lane and back on a single charge. Probably I will buy a 16X from Jason once I read feedback from the first batch here on these forums. Maybe I will get the 18XL for longer rides. Maybe I will get both!!! When are we going riding again? jas3
  9. I will drive to ABE to ride with you and to learn the best places to ride up there! jas3
  10. I crossed the BF into Camden a few months back, rode the whole Camden waterfront (which is quite nice) and though that I would ride south to the Walt Whitman to cross back over the river and then zip back up Delaware Ave. to Spring Garden. I got all the way down to the Walt Whitman before I found out that the WW does not have a pedestrian crossing. D’oh! I rode back through Camden down Broadway, which is not so nice. I will keep a sharp eye out for the other Z10 in Ardmore. The official EUC count in Lower Merion is up to THREE! jas3 p.s. 20 miles today in Lower Merion (Yes I know part of that is Haverford Township too...):
  11. I live two blocks from Suburban Square in Ardmore. That was definitely I whom you saw. Ardmore and Lower Merion are my home euc turf... back to Delaware with you, Chris!!! Haha. I missed the above post about a group ride until just now, so I rode the whole Perkiomen this morning:
  12. @JBinBalt PM me. I’ll ride with you. The SRT is quite long. Happy to do a ~25 mile run with you on the 15th.
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