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Posted By atwl77

Thanks for the detail of each control. I haven't...

Thanks for the detail of each control. I haven't fully studied the route yet, but this is something I'll definitely keep in mind when I start setting up my custom cue sheet.

Speaking of water, do...
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Posted By atwl77

That Axiom bag looks similar to my current Topeak...

That Axiom bag looks similar to my current Topeak Backloader bags, with the two same annoyances - pain to access stuff, have to be careful packing to avoid sagging - which is the reason I was looking...
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Posted By atwl77

I have only carried two types of bags on my bike...

I have only carried two types of bags on my bike on my past brevets: a large top tube bag, and a large saddle bag (currently I use the Topeak Backloader 6L model for 2-day brevets and the 10L model...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm not using any drop bag service and plan to...

I'm not using any drop bag service and plan to carry everything on the bike with me.
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Posted By atwl77

I had forgotten I made this post until now. I...

I had forgotten I made this post until now. I received the bag last week and it is somewhat disappointing.

One one hand, its advantages is as I have observed in my OP. Also, capacity seems legit,...
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Posted By atwl77

I kept thinking mine ended up in spam, but it...

I kept thinking mine ended up in spam, but it wasn't there. Kept checking my mailbox a couple of times during the day......

...and when it finally arrived, it showed up in spam! :lol:
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Posted By atwl77

Looks like some of the people in my group have...

Looks like some of the people in my group have already started receiving their confirmation email with frame badge number. I haven't received mine yet though.
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Posted By atwl77

Well he seems to be taking around 4 hours stopped...

Well he seems to be taking around 4 hours stopped time every approx. 24 hours, according to his speed vs time plot...
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Posted By atwl77

I've been looking at the winner's speed vs time...

I've been looking at the winner's speed vs time plot and he's been getting pretty decent rest (and sleep, one assumes), which makes his win all the more amazing.
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Posted By atwl77

RWGPS typically over estimates for me. My recent...

RWGPS typically over estimates for me. My recent 600k, for example:

Route built with RWGPS: 9464m
Recorded on Garmin Edge 1030 and uploaded to Strava: 6765m
Uploaded same ride to RWGPS: 6963m
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Posted By atwl77

Got this in email: Not sure if I wanna...

Got this in email:



Not sure if I wanna change, but I do notice my current time slot has negative available slots, so I'm not sure what they'll do to that...
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Posted By atwl77

What's everyone planning to do with drop bags...

What's everyone planning to do with drop bags anyway?
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Posted By atwl77

Glad to hear he's fine. I know of a rider who...

Glad to hear he's fine. I know of a rider who crashed had a concussion two weeks ago, he didn't remember anything about the crash. It was on a group ride I wasn't a part of, but they shared a private...
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Posted By atwl77

The BRM600 Big Hills Challenge 2.0 that I rode...

The BRM600 Big Hills Challenge 2.0 that I rode over the weekend was touted as Malaysia’s toughest BRM to date, as a follow-up to another Big Hills Challenge on the same month last year, but with more...
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Posted By atwl77

Yikes! What happened, is he alright?

Yikes! What happened, is he alright?
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Posted By atwl77

Starting a tough 600k tomorrow morning. 618km...

Starting a tough 600k tomorrow morning. 618km with 9400m elevation gain (or at least as reported by RideWithGPS, which tends to overestimate things... but I still expect over 7000m). Trying hard not...
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Posted By atwl77

No dairy products for me either. It's proper...

No dairy products for me either. It's proper stops for real food for breakfast, lunch and dinner (typically at or near the controls). On the bike, and in between, there's candy, cereal bars, nuts,...
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Posted By atwl77

My local club awards them at the end of the year...

My local club awards them at the end of the year at a dinner/awards ceremony, so not sure how this will affect us this year. But likely they'll just owe us the medal and order next year's design......
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Posted By atwl77

lol glad I completed my registration early. I...

lol glad I completed my registration early. I picked 12:15 for the bike check, so plenty of time to wake up and ride to it, then immediately after, just in time for lunch.

After that, not entirely...
06-18-19, 12:52 AM
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Posted By atwl77

So what I gather from your posts, is that the...

So what I gather from your posts, is that the Proform's belt drive is too weak and it slips if you try to pedal too hard (e.g. by standing). Despite the "-20% to 20% grade" that they advertise on...
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Posted By atwl77

I've purchased my flight tickets, and booked a...

I've purchased my flight tickets, and booked a hotel room about 21km from Rambouillet, at Milon-la-Chapelle. Should be less than a hour's ride, but I'll need to do some recce the day before the bike...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm surprised at this as well. The general...

I'm surprised at this as well. The general consensus (well, at least that of my local cycling scene) is that tubeless still isn't quite as reliable for high pressure road tires, but on lower pressure...
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Posted By atwl77

Congrats on qualifying! Personally I prefer the...

Congrats on qualifying! Personally I prefer the qualifying brevets to be easier on those who've already preregistered for PBP, leave the tougher routes optional, so a nice and flat 600k sounds like a...
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Posted By atwl77

Sad to hear, condolences to his family :(

Sad to hear, condolences to his family :(
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Posted By atwl77

Just got this hard case for my upcoming PBP trip:...

Just got this hard case for my upcoming PBP trip: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bike-travel-cases/1106-pakgo-x

I was initially hesitant about it since there are smaller and cheaper...
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Posted By atwl77

It would completely screw with my plans to show...

It would completely screw with my plans to show up in full winter gear though, lol. Guess I need to monitor the situation a lot more closely, and perhaps switch plans and go with a modular approach...
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Posted By atwl77

Congratulations on the finish. I don't have any...

Congratulations on the finish. I don't have any experience with cold weather, so your account and clothing load out was helpful. Ear warmers... I probably gotta look into those...
05-31-19, 05:09 PM
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Posted By atwl77

Helmet rubber ducky is a thing... ...

Helmet rubber ducky is a thing...
https://www.voilaz.com/products/duck-bicycle-bell-head-lights-1
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Posted By atwl77

I think you should consult a doctor or your coach...

I think you should consult a doctor or your coach instead of asking people on the internet.
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Posted By atwl77

Haha, that first 100+ miles looks like it was...

Haha, that first 100+ miles looks like it was specifically designed to maximize the elevation of the course. But at least it comes early, those are usually way easier to deal with than the big climbs...
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Posted By atwl77

Yes, the night from Sunday-Monday sleep does...

Yes, the night from Sunday-Monday sleep does imply that. The other starters would have already left the premises by then.
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Posted By atwl77

These are all the options available (plus bike...

These are all the options available (plus bike check time slot not shown in the screenshot):
...
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Posted By atwl77

PBP registration is now open, but they had a...

PBP registration is now open, but they had a bunch of additional stuff, both compulsory and optional; some of them I could provide (like jersey size), others I wasn't prepared to answer (optional...
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Posted By atwl77

Ouch... I know the feeling. And both times I had...

Ouch... I know the feeling. And both times I had that feeling of being unable to eat and drink properly was during excessive heat. Forcing myself to eat will just make the food come out the same way...
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Posted By atwl77

What about a basic Cateye HL-EL135 plus their...

What about a basic Cateye HL-EL135 plus their helmet mount accessory?
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Posted By atwl77

A bit late on this, but thought I'd chime in on...

A bit late on this, but thought I'd chime in on the 1030.

All this while I've been using a 1030, but knowing Garmin's reputation, also had a 520 as backup in case something happened to the 1030....
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Posted By atwl77

Something clear to store tools sounds like a good...

Something clear to store tools sounds like a good idea. I wonder if those clear, compartmentalised plastic cases often used by jewellers, tailors and hobbyists would work...
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Posted By atwl77

Did another 300k this weekend. Over 200 riders...

Did another 300k this weekend. Over 200 riders this time; also nice and scenic route, but bad weather.

It was already lightly drizzling as we were setting up our bikes for the 6am start. Then...
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Posted By atwl77

I did my local Audax club's 100k Permanent last...

I did my local Audax club's 100k Permanent last weekend. Since it was only a 100, I didn't prepare much other than what I would usually bring on a typical weekend morning group ride. Most of the...
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Posted By atwl77

Not sure how accurate this is, but I was looking...

Not sure how accurate this is, but I was looking at their agenda: https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=randonnee&page=agenda_epreuve



80h: (1 special + 7 solo bikes) x 300 =...
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Posted By atwl77

Great ride with just the four of you. I feel like...

Great ride with just the four of you. I feel like five is a good number as this give the last two a good enough time to recover before moving back up to the third position where you start feeling the...
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Posted By atwl77

Think of it this way: a 600 is essentially a 400...

Think of it this way: a 600 is essentially a 400 on the first day, then 200 on the second day.

You can do 400 solo, so the first day should be doable.

On the second day, you've only got half...
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Posted By atwl77

Just did a very quick Google Maps routing check,...

Just did a very quick Google Maps routing check, Paris to Rambouillet is about 56km which is about 2-3 hours ride by bike, assuming train and bus services may be overbooked/packed as per the video's...
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Posted By atwl77

Yikes. Lodging especially, is gonna be a major...

Yikes. Lodging especially, is gonna be a major problem as I haven't even started looking. Can't believe this got so popular and exploded just like that this year. I wonder if it will be feasible to...
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Posted By atwl77

Anyone know about this saddle bag?

https://www.rapha.cc/ap/en_AU/shop/waterproof-rear-pack/product/BSD01XXBLK

Couple of things I like about it compared to my existing bag:
- the two-piece design appears to make it a lot easier or...
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Posted By atwl77

Completed another 400k over the weekend. For a...

Completed another 400k over the weekend. For a completely different change of pace, we had a relatively low turnout of 64 registered participants. On the other hand, it was a nice scenic route...
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Posted By atwl77

As the guy who frequently bombs downhill, I...

As the guy who frequently bombs downhill, I refrain from passing during corners and only pass on the outer side on the straights, therefore I'd appreciate if the people I'm passing hold their line...
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Posted By atwl77

Oh right... hand signals. Completely slipped my...

Oh right... hand signals. Completely slipped my mind about that. As long as there's someone behind me I will always use hand signals, especially to indicate hazards, also for slowing and stopping at...
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Posted By atwl77

My local audax club is starting to do Permanents...

My local audax club is starting to do Permanents this year, though at this point I'm not really feeling keen on them.

The first permanent is a 100km at the end of the month. The locations are all...
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Posted By atwl77

These kind of rides, as well as many other...

These kind of rides, as well as many other sportives/gran fondos/charity rides/etc, typically attract all sorts of individuals with all levels of experience -- from newbies to experienced riders to...
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