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07-25-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,460
Posted By chemistry76

I took a week off the bike. Just normal eating...

I took a week off the bike. Just normal eating and resting.

It took about a month for a blister on my right hand to heal. It was under the thick skin on the palm and never burst. Just...
06-27-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,460
Posted By chemistry76

Dirty Kanza 200 - 2019 Race Report

I wrote this mostly to capture my own memory, but a few of my friends have enjoyed it.

https://gravitywars.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/dirty-kanza-2019/
06-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,586
Posted By chemistry76

Roll Fast Gran Fondo in Carmel, Indiana. 100...

Roll Fast Gran Fondo in Carmel, Indiana.

100 miles and 1644 feet.

Billed as the fastest Gran Fondo around. Finished in 4:17 with a flat. 4:11 moving time. The front finished around 3:45.
06-26-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,944
Posted By chemistry76

They've come out with gravel specific shoes.... ...

They've come out with gravel specific shoes.... so yea, that shark is close.
06-26-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By chemistry76

They might... The TLR valves have a different...

They might... The TLR valves have a different shape rubber plug.
06-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,614
Posted By chemistry76

You can run lower pressure and have more grip and...

You can run lower pressure and have more grip and comfort with tubeless. Also punctures from glass or thorns are mostly a non-issue. Light bumps of the rim don't produce snakebit tubes.

If...
06-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By chemistry76

If you have Bontrager TLR (tubeless ready)...

If you have Bontrager TLR (tubeless ready) wheels, go to the LBS and get the rim strips and valves specifically for those rims. The rim strips change the wheel bed form into a tubeless bed. Do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,226
Posted By chemistry76

Cadence is good info to have. As a well rounded...

Cadence is good info to have. As a well rounded cyclist, you want to be able to efficiently spin circles in a wide range of cadences. 60 rpm on the low side for tough climbs, up to 90-95 for normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By chemistry76

Saturday morning drop ride. Birmingham, AL. 80F...

Saturday morning drop ride. Birmingham, AL. 80F and 91% humidity at the 0730 start. Hit 90F by the end of the ride. 48 miles and 7 attack zones. Vicious beatdown that was so much fun! Started...
06-24-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,309
Posted By chemistry76

I'll give a thumbs up on the Checkpoint. Super...

I'll give a thumbs up on the Checkpoint. Super happy with mine. The Bontrager GR1 tires that came on it were excellent. Survived DK 200 without a single flat.

Highly recommend setting up...
06-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,276
Posted By chemistry76

My thoughts exactly. It was an awesome event,...

My thoughts exactly. It was an awesome event, and it was made all the cooler by EF's presence. Their water stop at mile 100 was a Godsend. Super cool of them to have cooling towels to pass out to...
06-24-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By chemistry76

The Mini-Vs have more breaking power than the...

The Mini-Vs have more breaking power than the Canti's. (You can lock the wheel up with both, but it takes more effort for Canti's.) For CX, it may not matter, but longer rides, the hand fatigue of...
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