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Posted By David in Maine

Yes I spoke to New Horizons today and they...

Yes I spoke to New Horizons today and they confirmed what you just said. They will hopefully run the 200k sometime in May. I was able to sign up for New England Randonneurs limited field 200k on May...
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Posted By David in Maine

Berkshire Brevets?

Do any New England folks know if the Berkshire Brevet series is happening this year? They announced that they planned to run the 200k a month ago, but I can’t find a sign up anywhere.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,474
Posted By David in Maine

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages....

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages. Not a fan of the saddle bag I must say!

David
04-16-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By David in Maine

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the...

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the repaint of my touring bike! No regrets.

...
03-20-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By David in Maine

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in...

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in Oregon but I'm not sure if their carbon rims are actually made there. https://astralcycling.com/collections/road-rims/carbon

David
03-04-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,115
Posted By David in Maine

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different...

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different from mine. I have always understood that an individual rider shouldn't pull at the front for long--2 or 3 minutes tops, or even only a couple of...
02-28-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,115
Posted By David in Maine

My favorite is a great group ride with people who...

My favorite is a great group ride with people who really now how to paceline and keeps it smooth. Those are pretty rare since people tend to break up the group by attacking hills or Stava segments (...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By David in Maine

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently...

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently rounded backs with a bit higher handlebars. Here is Mark Beaumont on his around the world in 80 days record ride. Even on aero bars he has a comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,127
Posted By David in Maine

Took me a minute but...LOL! David

Took me a minute but...LOL!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,710
Posted By David in Maine

I’ve had my custom Seven for a year now. I, share...

I’ve had my custom Seven for a year now. I, share indyfabz unusual dimensions (almost exactly it seems!) and never had a road bike that was a perfect fit. I decided my 50th birthday earned me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By David in Maine

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a...

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a couple years then trade it in for the latest flashy model. I will personally keep riding my mechanical shifting, rim brake Ti bike!

David
12-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David in Maine

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in...

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington built me a great set of wheels.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,181
Posted By David in Maine

I really like the mask by Outdoor Research. It...

I really like the mask by Outdoor Research. It costs $20 which is a lot, but it works well to reduce foggy glasses. I don't use it while riding, but I have used it during some recent short track...
10-26-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By David in Maine

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built...

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. I had it repainted a few years ago and had the Velo Orange fenders color matched....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,217
Posted By David in Maine

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,217
Posted By David in Maine

I think this sums it up. I think this question,...

I think this sums it up. I think this question, as well as disc brakes on road bikes, comes down to personality and philosophy. I find a simple bicycle that I understand how to work on appealing. I'm...
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
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Views: 3,830
Posted By David in Maine

I agree that painted to match are the best! ...

I agree that painted to match are the best!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/tamarack_9d21c23fcd10d66ce12506ab406c8e861bbfec6b.jpg

PDW full metal fenders work well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,852
Posted By David in Maine

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked...

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked arms” position.
http://jralong.com/2020/09/04/le-tour-de-crash-a-theory-on-increased-carnage/

David
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Views: 2,397
Posted By David in Maine

I've been using the extra light version tubeless...

I've been using the extra light version tubeless for awhile now. Used on a paved 300k brevet and on a bunch of mixed road/off -road rides. Nothing too gnarly. Zero flats and I'm very happy with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,474
Posted By David in Maine

Bixxis

Bixxis--built by Doriano DeRosa

https://bixxis.com/en/titanium-frame/

David
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,831
Posted By David in Maine

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty...

One of my riding buddies went out in some gusty winds last week. A crosswind blew him into some sticks and branches that had blown into the road. Now he's healing from a broken clavicle and two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,474
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at...

Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at Ride Studio. Would love to see pictures of your Redsky. Mine gives me great joy every time I hop on!

David
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By David in Maine

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx...

Shimano hubs are silent too! Not as sexy as onyx of course!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By David in Maine

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route...

When I did the Adventure Cycling Trans-am route many moons ago (1993) I remember riding on the Interstate in Montana or Wyoming for a short spell. It wasn't too bad--just be careful by on and off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,886
Posted By David in Maine

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if...

This is a great handlebar bag for longer rides if you need to carry a layer and extra food. Just be aware, a bag like this will make it more challenging to mount a front light or a GPS mount.
...
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Views: 3,126
Posted By David in Maine

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US:...

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US: Solstice are quite lightweight while Radiant would be more sturdy and a bit aero if you care about such things....
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Views: 2,854
Posted By David in Maine

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully....

This one is not cheap, but it works wonderfully. You really don't need to run the elastic straps to the handlebars unless you're riding off-road and need extra stability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By David in Maine

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle....

I really like the Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle. It's a little wider than many racing saddles--I find it very comfortable. I echo the above poster--saddle fit is very personal. Finding a demo or buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,393
Posted By David in Maine

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running...

I weigh the same as you. I'm currently running 28C Rene Herse extralight tires at between 65 and 70 psi on Maine back roads with no problems. Much better than the 80 psi I started out with. No flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,101
Posted By David in Maine

Rapha. Don't hate me! David

Rapha. Don't hate me!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By David in Maine

You can check out the trip reports on...

You can check out the trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com
I find it a helpful place to learn about new regions.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,474
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets,...

Thanks! I plan to use the bike for long brevets, so I wanted the full-size pump option and went for the old-school pump peg. Good eye on the wheels--they were hand-built by the great mechanic at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,474
Posted By David in Maine

Seven Redsky

This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit...
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Views: 3,374
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
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Views: 6,373
Posted By David in Maine

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a...

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a long torso for my height and I wanted to see what a bike built for me would feel like rather than making compromises with off-the-shelf. Another...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 2,279,584
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that...

Yes, it was a Turbomatic 4. I used to love that saddle on a racing bike, but it was a short-lived experiment on the more upright touring bike! My butt wasn't very happy. Now using a San Marco Regal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 369,845
Posted By David in Maine

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/e0a49c51_32ff_4526_b1f9_072a852b9b3a_fcb21e5372ec61da7a903bbdb6c10797e4d7589f.jpeg
Dolphin Marina, Harpswell, ME. Partway through a solo...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,870
Posted By David in Maine

How would something like a RedShift stem and a...

How would something like a RedShift stem and a Canyon flexy seat post compare to the active suspension bikes?

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,815
Posted By David in Maine

Hi There, I also live and ride in Midcoast...

Hi There,

I also live and ride in Midcoast Maine and enjoy some spirited group rides on hilly roads. I have been using 50-34 front chainrings and 11-30 cassette. If I'm planning to ride a super...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 2,279,584
Posted By David in Maine

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the...

Yes, Mark is still building and is active in the Nova Scotia Randonneurs. I was hoping to join him on a 1000k brevet this summer before the virus stymied my plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,822
Posted By David in Maine

Seven

Here's my new custom Seven. I'm 6'2 with only 32" inseam and I'm not too flexible. The frame has a 60cm ETT and a rather huge head tube. Looks a bit front heavy, but I'm thrilled with it. It put's me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,715
Posted By David in Maine

I just got back from a ride on some of those...

I just got back from a ride on some of those Maine backroads you're talking about. Riding Compass extra light 28c on my Ti road bike. Handled the rough pavement pretty well. I have another bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By David in Maine

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US...

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US distributors for FMB tubular tires (according to Instagram), so maybe big fat tubies on brevets will become the next big thing! I've personally never...
Replies: 115
Views: 20,017
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks, Sarah I've done a couple of NER 200k...

Thanks, Sarah

I've done a couple of NER 200k rides and have enjoyed the experience! I will check out your schedule!

Best,

David
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,552
Posted By David in Maine

https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-mai...

https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-main.html

These look cool. Ritchey Logic are also highly regarded.

David
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 2,279,584
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes...

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes built for us around 21 years ago. Built with Reynolds 725 steel by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. We had them re-painted a few years ago and I...
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,553
Posted By David in Maine

I can't bring myself to wear the zip off...

I can't bring myself to wear the zip off convertible pants, although I understand the utility. I used a pair of North Face nylon hiking pants for years. Now I use a pair from Eddie Bauer. They have...
Replies: 115
Views: 20,017
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks for the info! Looks like my plan is to do...

Thanks for the info! Looks like my plan is to do the series at the Berkshire Brevets in Westfield! 200k on 3/29--better get training!

David
Replies: 115
Views: 20,017
Posted By David in Maine

Wondering if I can get some clarification. I'm...

Wondering if I can get some clarification. I'm feeling excited about my riding season with the delivery of my new custom Seven RedSky and I'm considering going for the super Randonneur award. I would...
Replies: 115
Views: 20,017
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks! David

Thanks!

David
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