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Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Cycletography

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails....

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails. Should be a non-issue. Also, while I'm not 100% positive, I believe that Selle Anatomica has shortened the rails on its latest generation of saddles.
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Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Cycletography

Going into my purchase of the Aravis I was...

Going into my purchase of the Aravis I was concerned about the price. As you say, "really expensive". The prospect of paying $255 for a saddle that might not work out was a definite risk. However, on...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Cycletography

How many miles on that open saddle? Has it...

How many miles on that open saddle? Has it maintained it's structure and firmness after the break-in period?
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Cycletography

42t WolfTooth oval. A 38t would have likely been...

42t WolfTooth oval. A 38t would have likely been plenty with the 10-50 cassette, but I'm in Florida so I wanted lots of power on the flats to drive that 10 tooth cog.

Yes, I can feel the cutout...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Cycletography

Saddle Comparison: Gilles Berthoud Aravis vs. Selle Anatomica H2

The Gilles Berthoud Aravis and the Selle Anatomica H2 are very different saddles. This comparison is not intended to declare a "winner", nor will I try to tell anyone which saddle is "better". My...
09-12-20, 06:34 AM
09-12-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Cycletography

You comment is greatly appreciated. I'm like you...

You comment is greatly appreciated. I'm like you and prefer the support of the "new saddle" over the broken-in/worn-out contoured feel, so time will tell if I ultimately end up in the same place as...
09-12-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Cycletography

Saddle Comparison: Gilles Berthoud Aravis v. Selle Anatomica H2

The Gilles Berthoud Aravis and the Selle Anatomica H2 are very different saddles. This comparison is not intended to declare a "winner", nor will I try to tell anyone which saddle is "better". My...
09-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Cycletography

Some additional points of feedback as I approach...

Some additional points of feedback as I approach 1,500 miles on the Aravis.

1. Perineum Pressure: Within the past few days I've done a couple of shorter 40-mile rides in a more aggressive riding...
09-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Cycletography

Gilles Berthoud Aravis: 1,000-Mile Review

After struggling to find a comfortable "synthetic" saddle for longer rides (80+ miles) I decided to take a chance on a leather saddle. I purchased the Gilles Berthoud Aravis and a Selle Anatomica H2....
09-02-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,676
Posted By Cycletography

A wave, a nod, a smile, a lift of the fingers...

A wave, a nod, a smile, a lift of the fingers from the bars... it's all good around here. If I don't get any of the aforementioned acknowledgements from a passing cyclist I don't sweat it. :thumb:
09-02-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By Cycletography

Iíve watched all 5 stages live via NBC gold...

Iíve watched all 5 stages live via NBC gold ad-free coverage. So far, so good. Start to finish coverage, no technical issues, no ads.
08-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Cycletography

Selle Anatomica H2 - 500 Mile Review

After many years of skepticism and curiosity about leather saddles I purchased a Selle Anatomica H2 and a Gilles Berthoud Aravis for my brand new custom Surly Ogre. This is my 500-mile review of the...
07-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cycletography

Road Fan So far I'm lovin' it! And I really don't...

Road Fan So far I'm lovin' it! And I really don't expect that to change. I've got three rides under my belt so far. The first ride (as reported above), a 2nd ride of 57 miles, and a third ride of 101...
07-22-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cycletography

smoors : I just took my new H2 saddle out for its...

smoors : I just took my new H2 saddle out for its maiden voyage (87 miles) and I absolutely love it! As I shared in a previous post, I'm about 125 lbs., I ride 200-300 miles per week, and Selle...
07-21-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cycletography

I received the SA H2 and took it for a short spin...

I received the SA H2 and took it for a short spin today. In total I just rode a couple miles with a few stops to adjust. It didn't take long to get things dialed in and I was very surprised how...
07-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cycletography

Road Fan : I'm also a light rider (125 lbs.) in...

Road Fan : I'm also a light rider (125 lbs.) in search of a leather saddle and have been going back and forth with SA about the "X" and "H" saddles. Even though I am close to the weight cutoff for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Cycletography

SethAZ : Thanks for the initial thoughts and...

SethAZ : Thanks for the initial thoughts and early review of the GB Galibier as well as the anecdotal comparison to the Brooks B17. I'm building a new touring bike (Surly Ogre) and have everyhting...
06-23-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By Cycletography

+1 for the Pletscher Twin! That's what I use on...

+1 for the Pletscher Twin! That's what I use on my bikes and I love it. I'm obviously not counting grams, the weight doesn't bother me at all. It's all about function.
06-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,924
Posted By Cycletography

See post above if you're just making an edible...

See post above if you're just making an edible oil. If your making a recipe that will be baked in the oven, keep in mind that eggs contain 10%-20% lecithin. So if your recipe already uses eggs you're...
06-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,924
Posted By Cycletography

Regarding the addition of lecithin to CBD...

Regarding the addition of lecithin to CBD products, it should do its job no matter when the lecithin is added. However, lecithin usually requires some heat to ensure that it spreads evenly thoughout...
06-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,924
Posted By Cycletography

I meant that I would not purchase any CBD that is...

I meant that I would not purchase any CBD that is sold over the counter at vitamin stores or pharmacies.



I agree 100%.



Another thing to consider is the body's ability to process...
06-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,924
Posted By Cycletography

I've had two back surgeries and have been a...

I've had two back surgeries and have been a "full-spectrum" cannabis user for many years to successfully manage my chronic nerve pain and arthritis. However, I'm very suspicious of the CBD craze. ...
06-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,971
Posted By Cycletography

Thankfully I've never been much of a drinker. I...

Thankfully I've never been much of a drinker. I do occasionally love a good IPA and/or a good bourbon or scotch, but I hate getting drunk. It just doesn't feel good. Drinking and riding a bike is...
06-19-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By Cycletography

Sure. I ride centuries on a flat bar...

Sure. I ride centuries on a flat bar hybrid/comfort bike all the time. Last month I did six... in flip-flops. :thumb:
Forum: Southeast
06-18-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Cycletography

I'm on the Florida Gulf Coast and gators are just...

I'm on the Florida Gulf Coast and gators are just a fact of life. I see them on a regular basis, sometimes as close as 15ft. as I ride past. Most of the time they're in the shallow water, sometimes...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

I'm really late to post my May centuries, but...

I'm really late to post my May centuries, but better late than never.

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Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By Cycletography

That's aswesome. Congratulations!!! :beer:

That's aswesome. Congratulations!!! :beer:
Replies: 21
Views: 2,246
Posted By Cycletography

^This is excellent advice. Maintaining comfort in...

^This is excellent advice. Maintaining comfort in the saddle is crucial to "mental happiness" during your century ride. I can deal with aching muscles and general discomfort just about anywhere, but...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

April centuries... ...

April centuries...
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Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

Yes, that is correct. :beer:

Yes, that is correct. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,307
Posted By Cycletography

I recently ordered a Wolf Tooth 42t chainring for...

I recently ordered a Wolf Tooth 42t chainring for my 1x11 setup, and when I picked up the bike from my local shop the mechanic said he went with the oval ring instead of the round. My first reaction...
03-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,994
Posted By Cycletography

^This. Riding alone definitely has its...

^This. Riding alone definitely has its advantages.
03-10-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,599
Posted By Cycletography

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-10-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By Cycletography

Awesome! Those photos bring back memories, as I...

Awesome! Those photos bring back memories, as I lived and rode in the LA area from 1999 to 2004. Glad to see you're back in the saddle again. :beer:
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By Cycletography

When first read the original post I understood...

When first read the original post I understood the race to be 700k (430 miles) straight though. However, some responses seem to assume this is a two or three day effort, which makes a huge...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

March Century #2 For the first time this...

March Century #2

For the first time this year I've done two century rides in one month. I think it's the near-term "Strava effect". I'm only about 9 days into my subscription, but so far it's been...
03-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cycletography

Kudos to you for getting back on to the bike!...

Kudos to you for getting back on to the bike! :beer: My advice is to get something "affordable" and comfortable, but also adequate for the intended use. Based on your original post it sounds like...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

March Century For March I completed my...

March Century

For March I completed my century ride on the 1st, complete with an ice cream stop. Yummmmmm! :love: At the end of February I signed up for Strava, enrolled in a few March...
02-28-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,507
Posted By Cycletography

Yeah buddy!!! That's awesome that your back in...

Yeah buddy!!! That's awesome that your back in the saddle. :ride:
02-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By Cycletography

I'm an old person in training. :thumb:

I'm an old person in training. :thumb:
02-27-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,137
Posted By Cycletography

Yes, I get odd looks and surprised reactions when...

Yes, I get odd looks and surprised reactions when people learn that I do century rides. Other cyclists and the folks at my local bike shop also think I'm nuts because I regularly do long-distance...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

February Century I was waiting until the end...

February Century

I was waiting until the end of the month to post my February century info, as it was my intention to do more than one. That did not happen as planned, but I did one 100-mile ride...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By Cycletography

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread!...

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread! I'm 8 months back in the saddle after 10 years off of a bike. On January 14th I did my first century in 15 years (102.6 miles), and on January 16th I...
02-02-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By Cycletography

Looks like fun! Cold.... but fun. :thumb:

Looks like fun! Cold.... but fun. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Cycletography

Subscribed. Sounds like a fun adventure! ...

Subscribed. Sounds like a fun adventure! Warmshowers and crazyguyonabike seem like excellent resources.
01-31-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Cycletography

Sounds like a fun ride! You just going one way,...

Sounds like a fun ride! You just going one way, or round trip?
01-31-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Cycletography

:foo:

:foo:
01-31-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By Cycletography

I sometimes wear Champion Duo Dry shorts, which...

I sometimes wear Champion Duo Dry shorts, which have the inner liner but no padding. I'm pretty sure I bought them at Target for less than $20. They're great! Similar to the OP I'm also am not a...
01-31-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,874
Posted By Cycletography

Generally speaking, the English language has just...

Generally speaking, the English language has just as many exceptions as it has rules. I gave up asking "why" decades ago. :)
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