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10-04-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By clasher

I haven't been in years but Bike Pirates in...

I haven't been in years but Bike Pirates in Toronto might be one place to look into using. There are a few other bike co-ops in Toronto, dunno where to find the most up-to-date list but I would look...
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Posted By clasher

I've the idea to do one of these next year, there...

I've the idea to do one of these next year, there are a few that are within a day's drive of me. Right now the Catskills SR600 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25795665) is the closest and it has a...
Replies: 36
Views: 5,715
Posted By clasher

Good write-up... glad you finished a few more...

Good write-up... glad you finished a few more 600s this season.

Too bad on the broken pump. I've had two pumps fail on brevets, one was still usable; it was a lezyne of some sort with a gauge that...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,028
Posted By clasher

So it was! I always assume the seasons change on...

So it was! I always assume the seasons change on the 21st for some reason. The humidity was more of a problem than the heat... but that didn't seem to slow the fast folks down too much, fastest...
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Posted By clasher

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I...

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I designed the route. It was a warm, humid day, especially for autumn. We had 11 riders come out and a good mix of locals and folks from afar. The route...
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By clasher

I found some decent French candies too, they were...

I found some decent French candies too, they were nice and sour... there were lots of Haribo brand stuff in the grocery stores I stopped at. I got wandering around the giant Carrefour in Fougères,...
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Posted By clasher

Congrats on finishing! Bike fit is so important...

Congrats on finishing! Bike fit is so important for long distance.
Replies: 256
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Posted By clasher

My wahoo did fine on an out and back section of a...

My wahoo did fine on an out and back section of a 200k I did today. Something else is messed up with it and it was constantly thinking I was off course.

It was a nice ride, my girlfriend came and...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By clasher

I don't know the details about where they were...

I don't know the details about where they were trying to get a tube but I suspect it was at the mechanic's stations at PBP and they probably only a couple 700c options... most folks I've helped at...
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Posted By clasher

I read in someone's ride report they had a hard...

I read in someone's ride report they had a hard time finding a 650b tube but I am not sure whose report that was so I can't go and double-check the details. I saw a few old bikes around where I was...
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Posted By clasher

I have good memories of driving around Illinois...

I have good memories of driving around Illinois and southern Wisconsin backroads when I was a kid... bouncing around the back of grandad's pickup truck (it had a cap at least). I should try and get...
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Posted By clasher

Kudos on finishing! 75K of bonus might have broke...

Kudos on finishing! 75K of bonus might have broke my spirit!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By clasher

My miyata 1000 had m6 through-fork bosses on it,...

My miyata 1000 had m6 through-fork bosses on it, they were threaded. I remember having to drill out my lowrider rack to fit the bigger bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By clasher

Heli-coil all the way, unless you can find a...

Heli-coil all the way, unless you can find a vintage ultegra crank for less. Nice thing with the old 5-arm cranks is that rings are pretty cheap for 'em these days.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,856
Posted By clasher

Participating in a mass-start event would be a...

Participating in a mass-start event would be a good idea for anyone going to PBP. I've only done one but that experience was very helpful. I also joined a local club and learned how to ride in a...
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By clasher

The Tucson brevet week had 2 days between the 400...

The Tucson brevet week had 2 days between the 400 and 600 but that means a lot of sitting around. We do one rest day between the 400 and 600 in Ontario. Doing a full-value on the 400 makes it a bit...
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By clasher

I'll try and remember to post here if I see the...

I'll try and remember to post here if I see the update.

I was hoping to get down and do the Tucson brevet series this year but work got in the way.
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By clasher

It's a long way from Phoenix but Devil's week...

It's a long way from Phoenix but Devil's week (http://randonneursontario.ca/Devils_Week/Devils_Week.html) happens every year somwhere in Ontario. I imagine the website will be updated once we get our...
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Views: 5,715
Posted By clasher

I probably won't take a crack at a...

I probably won't take a crack at a straight-through 600 until I can do an 18 hour 400.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By clasher

The total work number that shows up on strava...

The total work number that shows up on strava with a power meter is what I take as calories burned. When I don't ride with a PM the estimated total work number still seems more reasonable than the...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By clasher

Some sweet bikes you've got and awesome scenery...

Some sweet bikes you've got and awesome scenery so it still seems like a good day even if you didn't make the 100 mile mark... at least you seem to have a good idea of what works for you. I'd guess...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By clasher

I've heard the 200-300 calories/hour figure...

I've heard the 200-300 calories/hour figure bandied about a few places. 1200cal/hour seems ridiculous, either it's a lot of food of food or it's something really greasy which doesn't work for me on...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,856
Posted By clasher

I was on the fence about going this year, and...

I was on the fence about going this year, and said "I hate crowds, this sounds like a disaster" but honestly they weren't that bad. It's possible that I somehow stayed ahead of the bulge but I was...
Replies: 35
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Posted By clasher

A few anciens mentioned that the lineups weren't...

A few anciens mentioned that the lineups weren't as bad since the ride moved to having the more organized starting waves. The lines for toilets at the controls were worse than the food lines for me....
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Posted By clasher

If I get faster in the future and go back to PBP...

If I get faster in the future and go back to PBP I think I'd still try and do it in around 88 hours, the only thing I might do is try and get more sleep, though I feel like I got plenty this year.
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Posted By clasher

There was a dominoes pizza in front of the...

There was a dominoes pizza in front of the control in Loudeac. I was about 20 minutes waiting for a pie, which gave me time for a beer at the bar next door and some banter with the locals there. Lots...
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Posted By clasher

One of the biggest differences for me was the...

One of the biggest differences for me was the roadside support in the form of townsfolk cheering us on, kids lining up for high-fives. People that live along the route set up tables and offer water,...
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Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

This thread on YACF...

This thread on YACF (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=113151.0) is where I heard about and it's tantamount to hearsay, really, since there's nothing concrete posted about it. I think there is...
Replies: 34
Views: 3,897
Posted By clasher

Pete posts to our email list occasionally and...

Pete posts to our email list occasionally and will probably seek some feedback on the route in the future. I might have done this as a 1000K but with the Cascades due to run in 2020 and also the BC...
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Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

I read on another forum they did find a...

I read on another forum they did find a velomobile with an electric motor and battery in it...
Replies: 34
Views: 3,897
Posted By clasher

Pete joined us at the Ontario rando supper and I...

Pete joined us at the Ontario rando supper and I forgot to ask him about these plans! I know most of our routes start at the edges of Toronto and go away from it on account of the traffic. I know I'd...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By clasher

Thanks! I found the pads on amazon, if you search...

Thanks! I found the pads on amazon, if you search for proviodine they should come up. I use them after a ride too if the little bumps are making an appearance they usually disappear after a night....
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By clasher

I picked up an FSA 48/32 crank and they are also...

I picked up an FSA 48/32 crank and they are also available in 46/30 for under a 100$. They are black 4 arm modern looking things but could be made nicer if you wanted to deanodize and polish.
Replies: 56
Views: 6,196
Posted By clasher

Saddle height was definitely an issue for my...

Saddle height was definitely an issue for my knees last year, I really hurt them on the fleche because my saddle was too low. I have been lucky since that I haven't had major problems. When I...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By clasher

I wore 4 pairs of endura shorts/bibs over PBP and...

I wore 4 pairs of endura shorts/bibs over PBP and only had some minor saddle sores crop up. I don't use chamois creme but I do carry iodine prep pads with me and use them to clean the nether regions....
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By clasher

I'm suffering from it too. I said during those...

I'm suffering from it too. I said during those cold damp nights that I would never do another 1200 but now I want to take another crack at the Cascades and maybe them if the Rocky mountain 1200 is...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

I enjoyed the video too, I hope you come back and...

I enjoyed the video too, I hope you come back and finish the next one. The cold was worse than what we had a couple weeks ago in the north part of our province. I got lucky and never had to ride...
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Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

I think the bike inspections are more about...

I think the bike inspections are more about safety than looking for motors or stuff like that. The dude that did mine just checked the brakes, made sure the lights worked then did a little drop test...
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Posted By clasher

Ah **** didnt realise you DNF'd. I heard there...

Ah **** didnt realise you DNF'd. I heard there were a lot on the first day on account of the headwinds. Villaines was a nice control, I didn't go to the restaurant on the way out but on the return I...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

Thanks y'all! And congrats atwl77 you had a much...

Thanks y'all! And congrats atwl77 you had a much nicer bike check than the 80/90 hour folks. Did you sleep at any of the controls?
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would...

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would like to do it again but with a better plan and a support driver. Get some hotels booked and try for a more civilized ride. Going to Loudeac might have...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By clasher

My miyata 1000 had a 48/38/24 and a 14-34...

My miyata 1000 had a 48/38/24 and a 14-34 freewheel and it worked well for loaded touring with the low gears,. For rando I can by with 27 gear-inch on the low end now but used to run a bit lower. I...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

One of our club members apparently set the...

One of our club members apparently set the fastest time out to Brest but I don't know any details about the rest of the ride, heard they were going for a sub-50 hour time.

I had a good ride, spent...
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Views: 1,414
Posted By clasher

I did a 9 day trip through part of the Rockies on...

I did a 9 day trip through part of the Rockies on a specialized roubaix. It was light credit card touring so no heavy pannier loads, just my heavy body. I was running rims that were 30mm deep or so,...
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Views: 3,590
Posted By clasher

This thread has me thinking of doing a fixed gear...

This thread has me thinking of doing a fixed gear 200k, there's one left our schedule this year that I know would be a good candidate but I dunno if I have any bikes ready to convert in time.
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

I should really start packing! Gotta be at the...

I should really start packing! Gotta be at the airport in 12 hours or so...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

I'm leaving on Wednesday night on a red-eye...

I'm leaving on Wednesday night on a red-eye flight out of Toronto. Hopefully the jetlag won't be too bad if I can get manage to get some decent sleep on the plane, gonna take some sleeping pills to...
Replies: 56
Views: 6,196
Posted By clasher

The French weather service (Météo France...

The French weather service (Météo France (http://www.meteofrance.com/)) shows a 50% chance of rain in Rambouillet for Sunday between 14-20h with west winds of 15km/h and gusts of 45! They're also...
Replies: 56
Views: 6,196
Posted By clasher

The Canadian group photo is right at the same...

The Canadian group photo is right at the same time as my bike inspection but I am not sad about missing it. I've seen the group photos from 2015 and it's pretty hard to even pick anyone out.

After...
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Views: 8,104
Posted By clasher

Someone set up a page for pbp on spotwalla, I'm...

Someone set up a page for pbp on spotwalla, I'm gonna get the bubbler gps app for my phone and add myself to it. I saw a few names I know on it already, including unterhausen. I dunno much about...
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