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09-13-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By StephenH

I discovered I could ride a 1,000 miles a month...

I discovered I could ride a 1,000 miles a month and gain weight while doing so. So no, you can't out-ride a bad diet.
I've actually reduced my riding some, but have been doing WeightWatchers for 2...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By StephenH

I'm doing some riding of existing routes (200k...

I'm doing some riding of existing routes (200k randonneuring permanents, for example) and also exploring some new areas on my bike. Got a 200k planned this Saturday that I've never ridden on before.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By StephenH

Down here, the basic strategy is to go ride a...

Down here, the basic strategy is to go ride a 200k every Saturday, and 52x200 = 10,000+. In reality, you miss a Saturday here or there, but you ride a 300k or 400k here or there, too, so it evens...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By StephenH

One of our local riders managed 40,000k in one...

One of our local riders managed 40,000k in one year a while back, so yes, they will. It'll depend on when they get opened and how. I've got 9 K-hounds and was working on #10...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By StephenH

The difference is whether you can count perm...

The difference is whether you can count perm riding towards RUSA distance awards such as K-Hound.
There were people doing 10,000k plus a year of RUSA rides that were exclusively perms.
What I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By StephenH

I've got a Venge. It's okay. One thing I don't...

I've got a Venge. It's okay. One thing I don't care for is the aero handlebars, which aren't as comfortable to ride with your hands on the flats.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By StephenH

The local club had a posted email that was sent...

The local club had a posted email that was sent to RBAs, but not to the general membership.
Evidently, they are doing a major rework on some of the perm arrangements, but I have no idea what or how...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By StephenH

Closest thing I've seen is trying to tabulate how...

Closest thing I've seen is trying to tabulate how many Texas counties I've ridden in. It's a bunch, but to try to go back through 10-12 years or riding and figure out just exactly which ones is a...
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By StephenH

My first century was on 2.125x26 tires on my...

My first century was on 2.125x26 tires on my Worksman cruiser. The right tires are important if you're trying to take 10 seconds off your time, otherwise, not a big issue.
Forum: Triathlon
04-14-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By StephenH

At any event like this, it can be pretty...

At any event like this, it can be pretty enlightening just to go as a spectator and see how things work. That'll tell you in a hurry whether it's a bunch of buff people, skin suits and TT bikes or...
04-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By StephenH

I live in the Dallas area. There used to be an...

I live in the Dallas area. There used to be an outdoor track in Frisco, about an hour north of here, and nearest other track, I think is in Houston, 5 hours south of here. So not many bikes around...
Forum: Triathlon
03-26-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,671
Posted By StephenH

My guess: For what you could round up all the...

My guess: For what you could round up all the parts for, you could just buy some similar bike in usable condition and save a lot of hassle.
If you just enjoy tinkering and driving 40 miles to save...
03-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By StephenH

RUSA should have your email address as part of...

RUSA should have your email address as part of their membership information, it doesn't take a separate email list. My guess is you either haven't furnished an email, or the one they have is out of...
03-18-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By StephenH

Word from our RBA is that RUSA (national...

Word from our RBA is that RUSA (national organization) will leave things to the RBAs. Appropriate, I think, as some areas have hit this a week or two before us, and presumably will be past it a week...
03-16-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By StephenH

What effect it OUGHT to have is pretty minimal. ...

What effect it OUGHT to have is pretty minimal. Riding solo in the sunshine should be one of the better things you can do at the moment.
What effect it WILL have is no doubt highly variable due to...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By StephenH

The original post never did call it a "race", and...

The original post never did call it a "race", and that's one reason I didn't assume it was a straight-through type thing.
If it IS a "race" (I'm thinking like the Silver State 508 or Texas Time...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By StephenH

When you say "700k", that could be a highly...

When you say "700k", that could be a highly variable ride.
For example, when some people say they rode a century, it means they went out hammer-and-tongs and banged it out 4 or 5 hours, and if...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By StephenH

I think I saw this on Facebook, but a bit longer...

I think I saw this on Facebook, but a bit longer response here-
On the general workout/fitness- can't really comment.
One thing I have noticed is that there's a big difference between a route that...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By StephenH

I think that was mentioned in one of the emails...

I think that was mentioned in one of the emails or maybe the perm owner's list. Anyway, it was business-as-usual for the Super Sixes, which were not under the regular perm program.
Forum: Texas
02-26-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By StephenH

You can ride all over- but surprisingly, the...

You can ride all over- but surprisingly, the roads you drive on the most, are not the roads you want to ride on.
PBA has rides up in Plano. Not necessarily better or worse place to ride than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,335
Posted By StephenH

Interesting reading the items so far, I sense a...

Interesting reading the items so far, I sense a rather distinct lack of enthusiasm for them on the part of actual owners. I wonder if you wouldn't get a more ringing endorsement if you were to ask...
02-11-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,101
Posted By StephenH

Some more on my experience- My wife had zero...

Some more on my experience-
My wife had zero interest in riding anywhere with me, tandem or not.
I found out that one of the ladies I often rode with had ridden with several captains that she...
02-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,048
Posted By StephenH

From a friend, for what it's worth: "In the...

From a friend, for what it's worth:
"In the early 90s there were a bunch of Russian made Ti bikes out there as a cheaper alternative to Litespeed and Merlin. I had one sold with Nashbar stickers on...
02-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,048
Posted By StephenH

Relayed from a TI bike enthusiast- one issue that...

Relayed from a TI bike enthusiast- one issue that can come up is that people have trouble getting bikes fitted, so they order the custom-ti, get it in made exactly to their specifications and...
02-11-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By StephenH

Get a big basket on front, and you have something...

Get a big basket on front, and you have something similar to the Schwinn Cycle Truck or the Worksman or other Low Gravity bikes.
I've got an India-made Arpan low-gravity bike. The main drawback...
02-11-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,101
Posted By StephenH

Of the ladies I know who have been cycling for a...

Of the ladies I know who have been cycling for a good while (20 years or so), more than half have tried a tandem at some point. Some love it, some hate it, some are indifferent. Of the ones that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,277
Posted By StephenH

1. 750 miles (4 days) or 501 miles (41:39 or so)...

1. 750 miles (4 days) or 501 miles (41:39 or so) or 1200+/- miles (8 days) or numerous 600k (2-day) and 400k (1-long day), depends on how you define a "ride".
2. I've never figured the average,...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By StephenH

If it's a one-and-only, or the first, and it's an...

If it's a one-and-only, or the first, and it's an ACP event, get the ACP medal.
RUSA does have non-ACP brevets, which are not eligible for the medal.
If you're not in the US, check with your local...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,982
Posted By StephenH

A lot of our brevet routes are also perms, and in...

A lot of our brevet routes are also perms, and in the case of the 1200 and 1000k brevets, I had them broken into multiple perms, so you could go ride the route at your convenience, and get credit for...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,982
Posted By StephenH

I think they anticipate a "normal" bike club...

I think they anticipate a "normal" bike club routine, where everyone shows up at one time and rides a designated route.
They may or may not be aware that when that happens, you still have people...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,982
Posted By StephenH

I disagree about the 1000k+ plus rides being the...

I disagree about the 1000k+ plus rides being the only thing of value, as that is not too much of interest to me.
Yes, it would help to have some more news of what was going on. More particularly,...
01-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By StephenH

Scanning through all this- Do you do your own...

Scanning through all this-
Do you do your own mechanic work? Or will you hire all that done?
Will you be buying every part new? Or using a bunch of existing parts off of those existing bikes?
If...
Replies: 113
Views: 12,409
Posted By StephenH

I'll be doing lots of local brevets working on...

I'll be doing lots of local brevets working on K-Hound, probably be running down to Houston or Austin a few times for good measure, maybe to Norman, OK, or Midland, TX.
01-03-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By StephenH

You're probably right on Trek, don't see 'em...

You're probably right on Trek, don't see 'em right off on the website. I know used ones are not uncommon, and don't normally shop Trek bikes, period.
Last time I checked, Cannondale didn't show...
01-03-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By StephenH

Looks like I had 9,471 miles for the year. And...

Looks like I had 9,471 miles for the year. And can think of three guys right off that are older than me and got more.
01-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By StephenH

Hmmm....CoMotion, Santana, Calfee, DaVinci, Bike...

Hmmm....CoMotion, Santana, Calfee, DaVinci, Bike Friday, KHS, Hawthorne, Seven (maybe, not sure), Trek (maybe, not sure), several others. Looking for high end, low end? Steel, titanium, carbon fiber?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,742
Posted By StephenH

9,471 miles for 2019.

9,471 miles for 2019.
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By StephenH

Thanks for the comments. I just now got back in...

Thanks for the comments. I just now got back in town and will take me a while to go through them.
I rode from the beach to my house in the Dallas area riding motel-to- motel. Made do with a big...
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By StephenH

Rack Dimensions

I've got a Planet Bike Eco rack laying around, and went to fit it on my Lynskey GR250 gravel bike. Fits okay, but when it's mounted, the trunk bag is right up under the saddle. So a rack with the...
Replies: 72
Views: 9,569
Posted By StephenH

Be sure and make it a tandem and find a stoker...

Be sure and make it a tandem and find a stoker willing to travel.
12-22-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By StephenH

Several years back, I was down at Galveston...

Several years back, I was down at Galveston Island. It was in the 70's, a beautiful day, getting close to sunset. I was walking along the seawall, with ocean breezes blowing in. All in all, just a...
12-21-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By StephenH

One issue I never see addressed in these kind of...

One issue I never see addressed in these kind of articles is motivation. You can get a wonderful workout in all kinds of ways, but if it doesn't incorporate some degree of fun, you're a lot less...
12-19-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,386
Posted By StephenH

I've heard it both ways. Seeing as how I have...

I've heard it both ways.
Seeing as how I have no idea what your local roads are like, makes it hard for me to judge. Around here, there's a lot of roads I don't care to ride on, others I will, and...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,982
Posted By StephenH

I was looking at some brevet routes recently, and...

I was looking at some brevet routes recently, and they were NOT on RWGPS. Probably, the person created them and set them on "Private" for whatever reasons.
I own a lot of perms. What I find is...
12-15-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By StephenH

I did a 500 mile/48 hour time trial and thought...

I did a 500 mile/48 hour time trial and thought "24 hours would be about right."
So I did a 24 hour time trial and thought "12 hours would be about right".
Did 12 hours and thought "6 hours would...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,486
Posted By StephenH

I just eat regular food on randonneuring rides. ...

I just eat regular food on randonneuring rides. Bananas when available, the triangle-deli sandwiches, crackers, cookies, the occasional corn dog or Reeses cups.
For energy bar in the heat, just try...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,982
Posted By StephenH

If a perm owner designates the route, that opens...

If a perm owner designates the route, that opens them up to some liability- so you need the insurance.
If each rider just goes and "rides around" for a 200k and then submits their Strava record or...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By StephenH

One lady I know bought some kind of little...

One lady I know bought some kind of little rechargeable pump to use on rides. Last time I rode with her, she wasn't using it. One drawback was that it was a noisy little thing. I don't know if it...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,608
Posted By StephenH

I've never been quite sure how useful training...

I've never been quite sure how useful training wheels are for kids (never had them when I was a kid).
The problem I see is that in riding a normal bicycle, you have to maintain a certain minimum...
12-02-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By StephenH

Log onto Ebay, do a search for 264523065359 and...

Log onto Ebay, do a search for 264523065359 and set search terms to include "completed listings" and that finally pulled it up.
Not that it helps me any, though. I can see how such a thing might be...
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