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08-21-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 445
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Posted By jppe

Not completely, just barely still in there...

Not completely, just barely still in there though. The outer plate stopped moving outward though. I felt like I had moved it as far as it would go, guessing it needed about another 1.5-2 mm to...
08-21-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24,536
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Posted By jppe

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+...

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+ degree heat.....right after walking 18 holes of golf. Boy am I dehydrated.
08-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

I could see how that might work. At least the GRX...

I could see how that might work. At least the GRX FD and FD adapter arenít a huge expensive so hopefully those will do the trick.

Iím surprised I couldnít adjust the high limit on the R8000 FD...
08-21-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD...

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD Mount adapter headed my way. That way I can mount the braze on FD to my seat tube.

You could ride it with the existing FD but the chain rub on...
08-21-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

Yep. Part 9150

Yep. Part 9150
08-20-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

Well......I haven’t thoroughly researched it but...

Well......I haven’t thoroughly researched it but I’m not seeing a GRX FD that’s not a braze on. My FD is a clamp on.

Rut roh......
08-20-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

I was aware of the different chain line but I was...

I was aware of the different chain line but I was hoping I could just set the FD outer limit on the big ring out far enough. 2.5 mm is quite a lot though. So far it doesnít look like there is enough...
08-20-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

I received the Shimano GRX600 46/30. I removed...

I received the Shimano GRX600 46/30. I removed the Shimano 46/34 (46/36 originally) and put in the 46/30. The Original FD works okay but I still need to tweak it a bit. Itís a little rough going from...
08-19-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By jppe

Thatís really incredible. I bet your portions are...

Thatís really incredible. I bet your portions are reduced as well??? Not to get too personal but are there any issues with excess skin? The reason I ask is I had a cycling friend who lost similar...
08-18-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By jppe

I think a lot more seasoned riders are following...

I think a lot more seasoned riders are following your lead. I know of several that are opting to ride more indoors. In a way it’s sad that some of it’s driven by irresponsible drivers but that’s...
08-18-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 407,436
Posted By jppe

70 miler with 4400í of hills from the house to...

70 miler with 4400í of hills from the house to Morrow Mountain. A 3.5 mile climb from Badin Lake to the top....
08-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By jppe

Why do pages jump around???

Why do the pages jump back a page or two on BF 50+ when your finger might touch the screen on an iPad? It seems to happen a lot on the photo page. Iím not hitting the back button. My finger might...
08-14-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By jppe

August 14

August 14, 2016-First day of epic 3400 mile cross country ride from Florence, OR to Boston, MA over 41 days (plus 2 days off the bike).
JimfromBoston provided an incredible guide across Boston to...
08-14-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 407,436
Posted By jppe

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08-13-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

What is on the road bike is an Ultegra 52/36 11sp...

What is on the road bike is an Ultegra 52/36 11sp so the 46/34 would be an equal swap quality wise. I was hoping to get slightly easier gearing going to the 34. I have 50/34s on all my other bikes...
08-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By jppe

Sound advice from all. While the vibrations might...

Sound advice from all. While the vibrations might be one concern, it would seem that a fall with a blow to the helmet could be a real problem. Most of the gravel we do is on fairly hilly routes with...
08-11-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

Iíve received my 46/30 GRX crank that I plan to...

Iíve received my 46/30 GRX crank that I plan to put on my gravel bike to replace the 46/34. I thought that I might just buy a 50 chainring and convert the 46/34 to a 50/34 for one of my road bikes....
08-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By jppe

My buddy whose Strava numbers I posted is just a...

My buddy whose Strava numbers I posted is just a regular guy like us. He’s about 62 and was a body builder years ago before he started riding. I think he fully retired about 4 years ago. He’s about...
08-08-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,763
Posted By jppe

I climbed up Mitchell today from Marion via Hwy...

I climbed up Mitchell today from Marion via Hwy 80 and the BRP. As I was coming back down Hwy 128 (road to Mitchell from the BRP) there were a good number of cyclists climbing up from the Asheville...
08-08-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By jppe

Can you tell heís retired?

One of our local 60+ cycling legends set new mileage records for himself this month. Even enduring the Carolinas heat and humidity. He sure hasnít been bored with his retirement!!

Pretty strong...
08-08-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 407,436
Posted By jppe

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08-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24,536
Views: 2,301,543
Posted By jppe

A nice day to climb Mitchell from Marion. 63...

A nice day to climb Mitchell from Marion. 63 miles with 7100í up and 7100í down!!! It was 59 degrees up top at 11 am.

I was too stubborn to use my easiest gear and now my knee is telling me that...
08-07-19, 04:37 PM
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Posted By jppe

Great idea! There are a lot of cyclists in your...

Great idea! There are a lot of cyclists in your area. I rode in the 7/4 Apple Pie ride out of N Guilford HS last month.
08-06-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By jppe

30 miles with 1600’ of hills around the house....

30 miles with 1600’ of hills around the house. Very humid, but not too bad as long as you we’re moving.
08-04-19, 01:23 PM
08-04-19, 01:07 PM
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Posted By jppe

I havenít ridden any this week, recovering from...

I havenít ridden any this week, recovering from last weekís 500 miles, played golf every day, storms in the afternoons etc. I rode 78 miles with 3300í of hills this morning. I ran into our Sunday...
08-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By jppe

What a great memory! Similar story here. My...

What a great memory! Similar story here. My oldest daughter graduated from college and had an adventurous spirit. She found both a job and apartment online but they were 2000 miles away in...
08-03-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By jppe

Mr Lucas was arrested and released on a $10,000...

Mr Lucas was arrested and released on a $10,000 bond. According to his sister he DID appear for his August 1 court date but I cannot find any records on that just yet. There were tons of cases...
08-03-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By jppe

Seems like I always wind up behind the 5’ 5”...

Seems like I always wind up behind the 5’ 5” riders in pacelines, and I’m 6’+......
08-03-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

I’m now seeing where there’s a 2.5 mm difference...

I’m now seeing where there’s a 2.5 mm difference in chain line so probably best to get the new FD, too. Looks like $200 for the crank and the FD just to get the 30 vs the existing 34. I sure wish...
08-02-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

So it sounds like if I'd like the 46/30 then I...

So it sounds like if I'd like the 46/30 then I just need to change the R8000 crankset to the FC-RX600. It looks like they are $150. Sounds correct?
08-02-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,549
Posted By jppe

Iím just getting started looking at the Shimano...

Iím just getting started looking at the Shimano GX stuff. I think I have the Shimano R8000 Disc groupset on my gravel bike. I have the 46/34 chainrings. Do you happen to know what the minimum changes...
07-30-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By jppe

I just did a very short stretch of the Walkill...

I just did a very short stretch of the Walkill trail. I had just ridden 3 miles of trail and Walkill was a second trail we could ride for one mile. It didn't look like much so I took the paved roads...
07-28-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By jppe

I have visited Lake Como in northern Italy north...

I have visited Lake Como in northern Italy north of Milan. It has to be some of the prettiest scenery on this earth. I think there should be a flair amount of hills in that area.
07-28-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By jppe

TdF Podium Ladies & Observations

Either the TdF podium gals are super tall or the riders are way shorter than average. The podium girls were standing beside the winners and also a step lower. The girls were taller than all the...
07-28-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,265
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Posted By jppe

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07-28-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24,536
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Posted By jppe

50 miles with 2800í of hills from the house to...

50 miles with 2800í of hills from the house to the in-laws today. Nice way to cap off a 500+ mile week!
07-27-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By jppe

Itís a nicely organized ride. It would have been...

Itís a nicely organized ride. It would have been even more interesting had we camped with the other riders. But we still met a number of others at the places we stayed.

This was the first year...
07-26-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By jppe

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07-26-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By jppe

FANY The Finale

FANY 2019 Done!!

Woodstock to Poughkeepsie! We were on paved roads, gravel bike paths and paved bike trails today. We even had to dismount on one of the gravel roads to get across a large tree...
07-26-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jppe

And many more available in the lounge area!

And many more available in the lounge area!
07-25-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,837
Posted By jppe

Terrific! There are a lot of us here that started...

Terrific! There are a lot of us here that started back Riding just like you have. Keep up the great riding. Regardless of what anyone says the most important thing is to keep the riding fun and...
07-25-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jppe

Thatís crazy. Heck I wondered if anyone even...

Thatís crazy. Heck I wondered if anyone even would remember!
07-25-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jppe

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07-25-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 5-Woodstock!

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07-25-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By jppe

Update on Hit and Run!

Suspect arrested. I havenít gotten a more recent update on Robert Jordan but I saw a picture of him huddled with some of his riding buddies.

Robert is my sisterís brother in law.
...
07-24-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 4!

A picture perfect day to ride 71 miles with 4800í of hills. It was 59 degrees at the start and mid 70ís at the finish. He went south from Cambridge to Averill Park. And we had a nice tailwind for a...
07-24-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By jppe

Beautiful area to spend some time riding around...

Beautiful area to spend some time riding around for sure. The old farms and views are magnificent!
07-23-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By jppe

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07-23-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 3

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