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04-05-21, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Bulette

Aside from current events, the advent of tubeless...

Aside from current events, the advent of tubeless systems may also effect tube prices. (I realize tubeless has been around awhile, but now tubeless wheels are common OEM.) If tubeless continues its...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By Bulette

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks...

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks to riding with a buddy, a quick return trip to Dripping Springs blossomed into a full-blown century ride (a bonus March century for me). Throughout the...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By Bulette

Deadlines and disruptions have limited my riding,...

Deadlines and disruptions have limited my riding, so I was excited to set out on a March century -- I even chose the touring bike to add some extra saddle time. The forecast was ~60-70F, but with...
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Views: 3,790
Posted By Bulette

Sunday's weather was supposed to start out a bit...

Sunday's weather was supposed to start out a bit cool, but the afternoon would top 70F. It was a great chance to get out for a century. Unfortunately, my Garmin had mysteriously discharged during...
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Views: 3,790
Posted By Bulette

Almost missed January this year; I have been...

Almost missed January this year; I have been spending more time on a mountain bike, specifically to ward off "mile hunting". But I really enjoy the long rides -- so on Saturday I set out for...
12-28-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,484
Posted By Bulette

10,000 km is a nice round goal, certainly more...

10,000 km is a nice round goal, certainly more achievable than 10k miles. I already use 100km as my weekender 'long-ride' goal, so it makes good sense to me!



2020 will be a banister year for...
12-16-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,484
Posted By Bulette

Old thread, sure, but the question remains...

Old thread, sure, but the question remains relevant. I found this interesting graphic from a study conducted over forty years ago:
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Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

November's century has been in the works for...

November's century has been in the works for awhile. Das Hugel is a ~110 mile tour of west Austin "Hill Country"; the route emphasizes the steepest hills in the area, with typical gradients between...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

September has brought some cool weather to...

September has brought some cool weather to central Texas -- morning lows in the '70's with highs hovering around 85F this week. I left comfortably after sunrise, around 8:00 am, destined for the...
09-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,786
Posted By Bulette

Building a bike from the frame up may be more...

Building a bike from the frame up may be more expensive initially, but you'll also acquire many tools that are essential to maintenance (and familiarity with those tools). Chains and cables are...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

It's good to be up north in July: while home in...

It's good to be up north in July: while home in Texas is seeing temperatures over 100, while staying with family in Iowa, the forecast was a comfortable high of just 83, with a cool wind from the...
06-19-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By Bulette

Mid-Term Update

Update:

The PlanetX XLA-SL now has 6,435 miles on the frame (and most of the components are still intact), and the ride is as good as ever. The first thing to wear out was the cross-oriented rear...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head...

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head back home to visit with family. The drive felt longer than usual -- with most places still closed (and avoiding those that were open and busy), 'rest...
05-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,877
Posted By Bulette

It's possible to recognize the bigger problems in...

It's possible to recognize the bigger problems in the world, and to recognize the relatively insignificant "problems" in our own lives -- the thread is even titled the "Crybaby" thread! On that...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

The forecast has been showing chances of rain...

The forecast has been showing chances of rain every day until June -- not that I mind a little rain, but it can still be off putting.

Woke up this morning, no clouds in the early dawn light....
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

March nearly slipped by, what with spring break,...

March nearly slipped by, what with spring break, and an ever-growing concern for the global pandemic. As more and more institutions shuttered, my rides kept getting shorter, but now that the...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

February 100

It was 45F at 8:00 am in central Texas, but it was forecast to break 70 by noon. The plan was for a long group ride, around 75 miles -- an excellent opportunity to push for a century. I started with...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bulette

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a...

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a century a month, but I certainly intend to. This thread should provide good motivation to follow through.

One-Hundred Miles of Central Texas

By 0600,...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By Bulette

2013 Salsa Vaya and Components: Long Term (7-Year) Review

2013 Salsa Vaya 3: 7-Year Review

Better late than never.

The Vaya is, by far, the bike to which I am most fond of -- I cannot imagine parting with it. It was purchased new as my first road...
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