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Posted By alois

It's still summer today according to the...

It's still summer today according to the calender, so that may explain the warmth :-)

I rode a 200k brevet yesterday in the North of the Netherlands. It was a beautiful day (although very cold in...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,865
Posted By alois

Besides riding at a steady pace I'm also 6'6"...

Besides riding at a steady pace I'm also 6'6" tall which makes me an ideal target for wheelsuckers. I understand the logic behind Joewein's answer but it's more of a social thing; people taking...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By alois

Yes, I will put an aerobar on my handlebar and...

Yes, I will put an aerobar on my handlebar and double wrap the handlebar for any upcoming 1200+ event, hoping that this will mitigate the pressure on my hands.
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By alois

The fact remains that the fastest rider over all...

The fact remains that the fastest rider over all was mr. Eckstein. Of course it's interesting to know what was the fastest folding bike, the fastest tandem, the fastest Elliptigo, the fastest diamond...
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Views: 1,813
Posted By alois

The fact that you've already tried a lot of...

The fact that you've already tried a lot of different bib shorts suggests that you might want to try something else, for instance lowering your handlebar stem or cycling faster (if that is possible)....
Replies: 56
Views: 6,204
Posted By alois

I put my bike in my car when going to France (I...

I put my bike in my car when going to France (I live in the Netherlands), but upon arriving in Rambouillet I couldn't get the bike out of the car without lowering the seatpost, and thereby lost the...
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Views: 2,389
Posted By alois

By accident I brought my wife's long finger...

By accident I brought my wife's long finger gloves. The second night I tried to wear them but they were too tight and constrained the bloodflow, so for the rest of the time I rode barefingered...
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Views: 6,204
Posted By alois

I don't see much rain on the weather website I...

I don't see much rain on the weather website I consulted. Only some rain Brest that will only hit me if I'm there early. There's little wind but it will change from west to east during the course )-:
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Views: 6,204
Posted By alois

The more I am reading about the controls at PBP I...

The more I am reading about the controls at PBP I get the impression that I will be better of only getting my stamp there and getting my food elsewhere (if it's not in the middle of the night). It...
07-13-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By alois

Thomas de Gendt is a rider from the Dutch...

Thomas de Gendt is a rider from the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. This means that the letter g is pronounced not as a plosive (as in English) but as a velar fricative ɣ. In Flanders this...
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Views: 3,116
Posted By alois

The last winner, James Hayden, rode a Fairlight...

The last winner, James Hayden, rode a Fairlight Strael. Watch this video.
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Views: 3,116
Posted By alois

The last two editions of the Transcontinental...

The last two editions of the Transcontinental Race were won on a steel bicycle, so I wouldn't discount steel. The (minimal) weight difference will not hold you back. Appearance is a personal thing.
Replies: 136
Views: 15,781
Posted By alois

I have received my confirmation e-mail. Now it's...

I have received my confirmation e-mail. Now it's up to me :-)
07-01-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,232
Posted By alois

There is indeed a correlation between my...

There is indeed a correlation between my kickstand and helmet use. On all my bikes with a kickstand I never use a helmet, and on all my bikes without a kickstand I always use a helmet.
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By alois

Your budget of €885,- combined with your weight...

Your budget of €885,- combined with your weight limits you to a second-hand bicycle. Buying a new bicycle for this price in the Netherlands will mean your trip wille have an abrupt ending because of...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,346
Posted By alois

I've been reading this thred with growing...

I've been reading this thred with growing surprise. Someone shows a video of the busiest cycle street in the Netherlands and then there are all kinds of comments about how busy it is there and that...
06-19-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,248
Posted By alois

I live in Holland, so I ride a lot of ****s....

I live in Holland, so I ride a lot of ****s. Because ****s are everywhere over here and it's very pleasant to ride those ****s. But it's impossible to post about those ****s.
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Views: 15,781
Posted By alois

I made reservations for a camping spot in...

I made reservations for a camping spot in Villiers-le Morhier, about 20 km west of Rambouillet. My wife will come with me, and we will drive to France, so she can just drop me in Rambouillet on both...
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Views: 23,072
Posted By alois

Supermarkets in France tend to be open on sunday...

Supermarkets in France tend to be open on sunday mornings. As are bakers, which you will find in almost every village.
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Views: 4,433
Posted By alois

I managed to ride 1232 km in may. Challenge #2...

I managed to ride 1232 km in may. Challenge #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) accomplished. Half of that was a 600 km brevet. I normaly ride about 160 km per...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,072
Posted By alois

Yesterday, I finished my series of PBP...

Yesterday, I finished my series of PBP qualification brevets with a 600km. I'm from the Netherlands, which means that a 600 km almost always (there are exceptions) will be very flat. But that didn't...
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Views: 6,751
Posted By alois

Last september, I rode a 600 km brevet on a 2016...

Last september, I rode a 600 km brevet on a 2016 Fuji Touring. It was heavy, but more so because of the loads of stuff I carried than because of the bike itself. The bike wasn't a problem at all on...
Replies: 41
Views: 8,537
Posted By alois

I rode a Brooks Colt and was happy with it. Then...

I rode a Brooks Colt and was happy with it. Then I bought a new bike that came with a Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle. I decided to keep it for the time being, waiting to see if it would be as...
11-28-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,017
Posted By alois

Building Lego cities: ...

Building Lego cities:

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11-20-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,271
Posted By alois

You still haven't answered Machka's question....

You still haven't answered Machka's question. Cycle further and cycle more often instead of trying to remedy your cramps with fluids of all sorts.
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Views: 6,306
Posted By alois

There's also a train every half hour from Paris...

There's also a train every half hour from Paris Montparnasse.
10-10-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By alois

I never heard of this before I read about on an...

I never heard of this before I read about on an English or American Internet forum. I also never use it in a car. We just get taught to look for bikes before opening a car door. I'm from the Nether...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,734
Posted By alois

My last brevets: 200 km: Duration: 10:29,...

My last brevets:
200 km: Duration: 10:29, Moving time: 7:01, Stopped time: 3:28 (had to wait for a new tire for two hours)
300 km: Duration: 15:24, Moving time: 12:56, Stopped time: 2:28
400 km:...
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Views: 1,720
Posted By alois

The route through Europe crosses only one serious...

The route through Europe crosses only one serious border: the border between Lithuania and Russia. All the other borders can be passed almost unnoticed (European Union).
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Views: 3,889
Posted By alois

I only once rode a 600km and only a couple of...

I only once rode a 600km and only a couple of 400kms, so I cannot yet really tell if one of them is going to be my favorite. Right now my favorite distance is between 110-140km, the distance I can...
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By alois

I am very happy with my Fuji Touring 2016,...

I am very happy with my Fuji Touring 2016, although I mainly use it for day trips and brevets, and not for loaded touring.
06-15-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By alois

I have used rollerbrakes, and yes, they began to...

I have used rollerbrakes, and yes, they began to smoke on al long descent. So don't use rollerbrakes unless you are cycling in a very flat area. In fact the combination of 21+ gears and rollerbrakes...
Replies: 277
Views: 44,237
Posted By alois

A week ago I rode my first 600 km brevet (I...

A week ago I rode my first 600 km brevet (I didn't sleep), so my longest bike ride went beyond single day and doesn't count any more in this thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By alois

I rode about 1060 kms last month. Strava recorded...

I rode about 1060 kms last month. Strava recorded only 985,6 of them, but I forgot to record the first 55 kms of a 300 km brevet I rode, so it definitely is more than 1000 kms. Not counting the short...
03-22-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By alois

Here is the Nedderlander ;-). And indeed I do...

Here is the Nedderlander ;-).
And indeed I do favour trams, not because I like riding next to tram tracks but because I believe that trams are a vital part of an efficient public transport system in...
Forum: Foo
02-24-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By alois

They don't sell shoes where I live (at least not...

They don't sell shoes where I live (at least not in my size), so it's either driving 130 kilometers to try a very limited set of shoes in a real shop, or shop on line. I choose to buy them on line,...
02-02-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By alois

I own a pair of Vaude Kelby cycling shoes in size...

I own a pair of Vaude Kelby cycling shoes in size 50. They're mountain biking shoes, and look rather modest, and I can walk around on them very comfortably. They have insoles. I made a three day bike...
01-24-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,973
Posted By alois

One of the few good things the Germans ever did...

One of the few good things the Germans ever did during the occupation of the Netherlands in WW II was abolishing bicycle registration and taxes. It was so hated that it was never reinstated after the...
Forum: For Sale
12-19-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,751
Posted By alois

The bike isn't Dutch but Danish. A distinction...

The bike isn't Dutch but Danish. A distinction often not made in the US, much to the nuisance of both peoples. Dutch bikes are (in the eyes of the Dutch) completely different from Danish bikes.
12-03-16, 03:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By alois

A flab like that is a great asset on a cold and...

A flab like that is a great asset on a cold and extreme expedition like this. His chances of survival are bigger with than without.
12-01-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,881
Posted By alois

Things I have broken on my bike in the last 25...

Things I have broken on my bike in the last 25 years:
-frames, multiple locations
-cranks
-rear axle
-pedal axle
-saddle frame
-countless spokes
-chains (I even broke the chain on a brand new...
Replies: 277
Views: 44,237
Posted By alois

The longest distance I have ridden on one...

The longest distance I have ridden on one calender day is 350 km. The longest distance within 24 hours was 400 km on my first brevet, starting at 5.00 pm and finishing at 11.30 am the next day. It...
Forum: Touring
11-09-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,832
Posted By alois

I once had a Batavus Sprint from the 70's. When I...

I once had a Batavus Sprint from the 70's. When I broke the frame for the first time, I had it welded. The second frame, I called it quits.
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By alois

I myself am quite content with a Brooks Colt, not...

I myself am quite content with a Brooks Colt, not yet mentioned in this thread. Main difference with the other Brookses is the down sloping front of the saddle. The Colt I have was already broken in...
07-14-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By alois

There is no way to repair this. The rim should be...

There is no way to repair this. The rim should be replaced. The hub, however, could be reused if it is in good condition.
05-22-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,261
Posted By alois

Two weeks ago I got a new bike, on which I fitted...

Two weeks ago I got a new bike, on which I fitted a thirty year old Brooks Colt saddle which originally belonged to my father and which I hadn't ridden before. A week ago, I made my first large trip...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By alois

I bought the Fuji touring, I don't know how tall...

I bought the Fuji touring, I don't know how tall you are, but for someone as tall and heavy as I am it is a perfect bike with room for fenders and a rear rack already mounted. But if you're smaller,...
04-26-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By alois

As a dutchman who was once over 300 lbs maybe I...

As a dutchman who was once over 300 lbs maybe I can clarify things. Yes, 28 inch is the same size as 700c in the Netherlands. And as already was mentoined, the wheel is the most important part. Most...
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