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A couple of suggestions: if scar tissue from a...

A couple of suggestions: if scar tissue from a previous injury is involved, I had great luck with Active Release Therapy (on my ankle and calf, not knee) -- it's this deep tissue massage where they...
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See if your RBA will let you organize one...

See if your RBA will let you organize one locally? Since the ACP isn't involved, it's not as much work to get a pop on the calendar, especially if there's already an approved route.
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The crowds (of riders) are like nothing I’ve ever...

The crowds (of riders) are like nothing I’ve ever experienced; possibly that’s just because I don’t go to big grand fondo rides and the handful of big club centuries I’ve done I was just getting...
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Wow. That's seriously impressive; hats off to...

Wow. That's seriously impressive; hats off to her. I need to practice dealing with sleep deprivation more before I try PBP again -- I think I probably *will* try to ride a 600k straight through at...
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Paul Rozelle, the central Florida RBA is really...

Paul Rozelle, the central Florida RBA is really excited about Audax and would probably be happy to hear from someone considering running events elsewhere. Heís done both PBPs.
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He sent me a draft version, although it wasnít...

He sent me a draft version, although it wasnít quite 1200k so itís clearly not the final one. It heads further east to a smaller border crossing and skips the bridge walks; I didnít compare the...
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Yes, he was in a velomobile; I didnít see him but...

Yes, he was in a velomobile; I didnít see him but friends did.
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I reacted poorly to sleep deprivation, but...

I reacted poorly to sleep deprivation, but couldn't seem to actually sleep roadside while wasting my cushion of time trying (lying down for a bit did perk me up enough to ride safely into Tintineac...
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The RUSA spreadsheet someone put up for...

The RUSA spreadsheet someone put up for calculating times knows what times all the groups are -- the first letter of the frame number is the group.

2019 PBP Planning spreadsheet - PBP USA Wiki...
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I've added myself to this one as well, although...

I've added myself to this one as well, although the SPOT won't get turned on until I'm in France. It's set to show SEB on the little flag. Rider number N101.
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Ooh. I remember him talking about not feeling up...

Ooh. I remember him talking about not feeling up to doing that last year, but I'm glad to see he's considering it now. That sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

Nicely done on finishing it...
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Things I am glad happened before PBP: the clamp...

Things I am glad happened before PBP: the clamp that holds my saddle to the seatpost shattered 77 miles into the NER 600k (which I was doing just for fun, so no big deal). It's getting a...
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I don't order all of them, but I have one from...

I don't order all of them, but I have one from the first time I did each distance, and my first SR series. If I succeed at PBP I want to frame this yearís set alongside the PBP medal.

I have...
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Dairy and I are not always friends, although on...

Dairy and I are not always friends, although on hot rides I will sometimes succumb to the lure of ice cream, and I can do hard cheese OK. (I fueled the NJ 600k in large part on hot cheddar-stuffed...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-19, 02:59 PM
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Haverhill street is fine on the weekends. I ride...

Haverhill street is fine on the weekends. I ride up through there quite often -- I live in Medford, and getting out to MetroWest means a bunch of bland suburban riding or fighting the crowds on the...
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Weird question -- the PBP website says that SR...

Weird question -- the PBP website says that SR medals are NOT included this time around -- how do we get them if we want them? (I'll only care if I get a PBP medal to hang with it, but if I do I...
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The YACF audax forum...

The YACF audax forum (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=17.0) is probably a good place to ask questions about the UK rides. (I don't have an account there but I stumbled upon it looking for...
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I was going to say something similar -- I would...

I was going to say something similar -- I would not want to use it for a nighttime speed trial. Not always marked, jumping on and off roads and not always a nice clear curb-cut, etc.
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It was, although the wind was out of the...

It was, although the wind was out of the northeast, so we had headwinds in the afternoon heat when tired both days. (It was consistent, at least; no headwinds-both-ways nonsense.) But it was a...
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I am currently waiting for 300k riders to arrive...

I am currently waiting for 300k riders to arrive at a 200/300 I organizedóI rode the 200k while my husband ran the finish; it is so much more challenging to think about staying awake that long even...
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There's also the central NY one (same weekend as...

There's also the central NY one (same weekend as NJ -- I'm doing NJ because my friends are, but otherwise I'd be back for another loop around the CNY one). Edit: see you in NJ! I'll be the fat...
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And if you want cheaper than Compass/Rene Herse,...

And if you want cheaper than Compass/Rene Herse, the slick GravelKings in 38mm are nice. (Note: 38mm is the one width where there's both a knobby and a slick GravelKing, make sure if ordering them...
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They were in my on-bike bags (which were not...

They were in my on-bike bags (which were not attached to the bike) but probably looked weird on x-ray because there were a pile of different tools stacked together, plus some spare tubes.

The...
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The thing that TSA did on my recent trip...

The thing that TSA did on my recent trip (domestic) was to take apart the toolkit which I had put in the bike bag as I was only checking one bag. And then left the tools loose in the big box rather...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The data are fascinating; the conclusions...

The data are fascinating; the conclusions are...uh, mostly conjecture, IMHO. Not a huge amount of thought about causation. (Like the "riders with their families there were more likely to DNF" =...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Seriously! One of the things I really like about...

Seriously! One of the things I really like about randonneuring is that people don't judge. Chat about minutia of bike/equipment/food/strategy as far as the day is long (day and night, really, we're...
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No, that was just the one I assumed he was...

No, that was just the one I assumed he was riding, which is alongside a 300 and thus starting it later means not having the finish open for quite so long. The one vintagerando is doing starts...
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Cool! I'd forgotten that there was still a 200k...

Cool! I'd forgotten that there was still a 200k yet in the season out in Westfield. Haven't ridden that one (have ridden a few of the roads on other rides, but only maybe 20% of the course), but...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Which 200k? If it's the one on May 11,...

Which 200k?

If it's the one on May 11, there's a lot of climbing, with a few really steep grades (although the steepest is short (@#$% Cushing Street) and you won't burn much time walking it). ...
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antimonysarah, :thumb:! And you're doing the East...

antimonysarah, :thumb:! And you're doing the East Creek 600? I'll see you there.[/QUOTE]

Awesome, see you there. And to make this not a content-free post, some highlights of the Florida 400k:...
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I was surprised at my reaction :) Our local...

I was surprised at my reaction :) Our local rides are all at least rolling hills the whole way, so I'd never been coming in on long, straight, flat roads in the night. It was definitely more mental...
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Three out of four PBP qualifiers done -- I went...

Three out of four PBP qualifiers done -- I went down to the Central Florida brevet week. Hot, flat, and did I mention hot? (The 600k is still going on, but I was completely trashed at the end of the...
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Both of those are things I have to do with my S&S...

Both of those are things I have to do with my S&S bike (which just barely bike + case + tools which can't go carry-on clears the 50# limit for regular bags), but I don't actually need to take the...
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Oh, good grief, why did I think flying with my...

Oh, good grief, why did I think flying with my brevet bike seemed like a good idea? It's in the suitcase now (Thule Roundtrip Pro XT); need to add some more bubble wrap and figure out if I...
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Damned if we do, damned if we don't, I guess. ...

Damned if we do, damned if we don't, I guess. Where "do" = "women complaining about toe overlap". Haha. But more seriously, this is the first thread that's made me want to try shorter cranks; I'm...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Solution: Nitto R10 looks like it will work (note...

Solution: Nitto R10 looks like it will work (note before anyone goes all armchair installation quarterbackóitís not really on there itís just sitting there over the fender with one strut loosely in...
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No, what he's saying is that when you build the...

No, what he's saying is that when you build the route in RWGPS, use the OSM option IN RWGPS, because then the route line lines up exactly with the maps on the device and makes it much easier to read....
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A few years back, I had (unexpected) surgery in...

A few years back, I had (unexpected) surgery in January, and was off of all exercise aside from some gentle walking until mid-February. Then on what was supposed to be my first longer ride in early...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-19, 02:15 PM
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Well, the weather was even nicer than predicted...

Well, the weather was even nicer than predicted today -- if you haven't been outside yet today, get out there; tomorrow will be nasty. I rode from Purgatory Chasm home to Medford, which is always a...
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Me too. :) The Arizona one looks nice too - I...

Me too. :) The Arizona one looks nice too - I rode several of those roads on an non-randonneuring trip out there last year, so I wanted to do something different this year.

atwl77 I cannot...
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Well, I bought a plane ticket to Florida for...

Well, I bought a plane ticket to Florida for brevet week, so I guess I am doing it. (Am a little worried about how many miles I will really be ready for by then, but even the 600k will probably have...
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Specialized has redesigned the "Expert" since I...

Specialized has redesigned the "Expert" since I bought mine so I'm not sure if they're comparable -- mine were velcro, now they've got BOA, but I'm quite happy with them so the modern version is...
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Yeah, the Pika was the one that was too tight --...

Yeah, the Pika was the one that was too tight -- although IIRC it was my other bike I tried it on, which has the same saddle position and same wheel size but wider (and thus taller) tires.

rhm...
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I own a rack and a rack-top bag (and I don't need...

I own a rack and a rack-top bag (and I don't need a seatpost clamp, I've got rack eyelets). I wanted an option for the bike in "light"/brevet mode rather than heavy/touring mode, but still be able...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Sure, here's a fairly recent pic of the bike with...

Sure, here's a fairly recent pic of the bike with fenders and saddlebag,and you can see the bag's on the fender a little -- the fender isn't really holding its weight but it's keeping it off the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Saddlebag support for low-clearance bike

Anyone know of any saddlebag supports slightly shorter than the Carradice bagman and the Ocean Air Erlen? (The Swift tailfeather appears to be out of stock with no return ETA as well). I've got...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'd do that! I will have my SPOT on me. To...

I'd do that! I will have my SPOT on me.

To the OP -- it's not an organized stream of information, but the pbp2015 hashtag on twitter and instagram had some fun posts, and you don't need an...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I own the Co-Motion case for my S&S bike -- it's...

I own the Co-Motion case for my S&S bike -- it's fantastic, super-sturdy, etc. Definitely recommended. My only problem with it for this year's adventures is that the bike that fits in it isn't the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I wonder if they'll have to go to a lottery...

I wonder if they'll have to go to a lottery system next time?
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