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She's definitely been leading the occasional...

She's definitely been leading the occasional event on Zwift -- I've done several that she's led. Lots of fun, even if the Zwift setup is kind of odd for Q&A sessions during rides -- everyone can see...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I've done lots of 300k-400ks on GP4000/5000s, 25...

I've done lots of 300k-400ks on GP4000/5000s, 25 or 28mm. Like them better than the Compass/GKs at that width, but all of them were fine. Have also done one mixed-terrain 200k on 38mm GK slicks...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Iíve run Compass 28s, Grand Bois, and Conti...

Iíve run Compass 28s, Grand Bois, and Conti GP4000s/5000s (25mm for the 4000s since they were actually 28mm), and Gravelkings. Not that much different.

I like the grip of the Contis in bad...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The main thing I am hoping to do is scout some...

The main thing I am hoping to do is scout some new brevet routes at touring pace; if itís safe enough to self-supply and campgrounds are open, Iíll do that; if not, my spouse can probably be...
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Posted By antimonysarah

My experience with custom is that I didn't know...

My experience with custom is that I didn't know how comfortable I could be on a bike until getting one. Now that I've been that comfortable on a bike, I've been able to hop on a stock bike for a...
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Posted By antimonysarah

The games I've heard friends playing include: ...

The games I've heard friends playing include:
1. Picking an area (town, county, etc) and riding every road in it.
2. The VeloViewer squares thing -- riding in every square on a gridded map (I'm...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Awesome! Congratulations!

Awesome! Congratulations!
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Posted By antimonysarah

I can do shows while doing base miles, but I put...

I can do shows while doing base miles, but I put on the next episode of something while doing a race in Zwift and, uh, I am going to have to watch that again because I have no idea what the TV was...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yeah, my peleton app subscription is now money...

Yeah, my peleton app subscription is now money down the drain, because I won't do that and zwift, and I haven't bothered suspending/cancelling it, but as far as I can tell you can start and stop...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'm in it, so I can relay instructions/help as...

I'm in it, so I can relay instructions/help as well. The thing is that right now, Zwift doesn't have club support (though they're working on it and have said as much), so the meetups are being...
03-28-20, 08:22 AM
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Posted By antimonysarah

It was sent to RBAs and officials, not to...

It was sent to RBAs and officials, not to members, and was intended more as RBA communication -- they're still expecting communication to regions to be through the RBAs rather than RUSA. (Whether...
03-18-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

As an RBA (this is such a weird time to be a new...

As an RBA (this is such a weird time to be a new RBA): RUSA will be leaving these level of decisions up to individual regions -- we already sent out an email mentioning exactly those things --...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I get the buzzing-muscles-feeling-can't-sleep...

I get the buzzing-muscles-feeling-can't-sleep sometimes too. One thing (that any actual medical professionals would be horrified by, but I've seen lots of randos swear by) is that, if you're OK with...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Also, if you have any questions about the...

Also, if you have any questions about the Boston-based series (and Vermont rides), feel free to ask me -- we've got a 200k the day before on the 28th, and a full ACP series. Plus a bunch of...
02-26-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By antimonysarah

We test rode both, and ended up with the...

We test rode both, and ended up with the Xtracycle RFA, but that was mostly because of comfortable fit -- we're both picky and fitting two picky people on one bike is even more of a challenge,...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Those accessory mounts that give you a second...

Those accessory mounts that give you a second chunk of handlebar, but instead of turning it so it's forward-ish, angle it downwards? Then put the mount on that.

I'm not sure which of those are...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'm on the interest list for the LOL 1200, to try...

I'm on the interest list for the LOL 1200, to try to knock off two unfinished pieces of business (LOL, the 1200k distance in general) with one ride, but that'll depend on whether I can find the time...
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I don't think the weight is going to make a...

I don't think the weight is going to make a difference, but the feel of the bike might; I tried a few Surly's when looking for the bike that is now my randonneuring steed (although at the time I...
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Posted By antimonysarah

+1 for my Dill Pickle handlebar bag. All my...

+1 for my Dill Pickle handlebar bag. All my lessons learned on PBP were, uh, not bike-related. The bag did great; it was chock full of snacks so that I didn't have to worry about finding places...
12-07-19, 03:10 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Well, it turns out the panniers for the Tern GSD...

Well, it turns out the panniers for the Tern GSD cargo bike will fit ours (Xtracycle RFA) pretty well -- we'll need to sew on some extra velcro for one of the attachments, but they're exactly the...
11-25-19, 06:49 AM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Very neat -- I might make a set of bucket...

Very neat -- I might make a set of bucket panniers of some sort for really large shopping trips. (It's a midtail, so I could use bigger ones than the kitty-litter buckets as long as they're sturdy...
11-19-19, 08:54 AM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Favorite grocery panniers?

I know there's older threads like this, but products change a lot and I'm curious about current recommendations. We just ordered a midtail cargo bike and it should fit double regular panniers on the...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yeah, I'm considering either the Velological or...

Yeah, I'm considering either the Velological or eddy-current backup lights for the e-cargo bike we just ordered; yes, it comes with lights that run off the assist battery, and the battery is...
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Posted By antimonysarah

My plans right now are: 1. Iíll be more...

My plans right now are:

1. Iíll be more involved in organizing the NER rides; people should come up and ride!

2. Targeting a little unfinished business with Lake Ontario.

3. Do a...
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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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Posted By antimonysarah

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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