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Posted By seajaye

I had been talking to some of my fellow Philly...

I had been talking to some of my fellow Philly Dyno compatriots how I really did not enjoy myself during this year's qualifying PA SR. The rides were brutal and really grinded me down. There was no...
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Posted By seajaye

Yes, the crowds, the history, the cultural...

Yes, the crowds, the history, the cultural reverence for cycling was awe-inspiring.

One thing I somewhat struggled with was the "choose your own adventure" aspect of how to split up the ride. On a...
06-27-19, 02:03 PM
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Posted By seajaye

I guess it depends on the diameter of the loop...

I guess it depends on the diameter of the loop and how tight you want the fit. My frame is currently in the hands of Chill Cycle (https://www.instagram.com/chillcycle/) for touching up; I'll need it...
06-27-19, 09:34 AM
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Posted By seajaye

Could you post pictures of this set up? My...

Could you post pictures of this set up?

My current dilemma is wiring up my new travel bike for Paris-Brest-Paris and general air travel, which will also pull double-duty as a go-fast road bike...
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Posted By seajaye

It may seem obvious, but crushed limestone or...

It may seem obvious, but crushed limestone or anything unpaved will definitely sap more out of you than riding the same distance on road. I don't know what tire size you run but maybe bumping up a...
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Posted By seajaye

E, my friend Luke has several coupled rando...

E, my friend Luke has several coupled rando bikes, including one that he rode for last summer's Midnight Express overnight 200k. He has a regular Nitto or VO that he has to remove and does *not* fit...
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Posted By seajaye

I just scrolled up and read through the earlier...

I just scrolled up and read through the earlier comments. The flèche is my favorite event specifically for the team aspect. For me, it is crucial to create or ride with a team that will enjoy each...
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Posted By seajaye

Yes, the rain literally and figuratively dampened...

Yes, the rain literally and figuratively dampened the finishing festivities. We started and finished at 8AM. I like the earlier start to give more time to relax on Sunday before the workweek. We were...
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Posted By seajaye

Who are you talking about here? Our vibe is...

Who are you talking about here?

Our vibe is definitely ride fast (not that we are very fast), and eat slow. We spent more time than I'd like to admit controlling. We leapfrogged people all through...
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Posted By seajaye

Glad you made it in. I should have used my...

Glad you made it in. I should have used my inhaler; I thought my breathing problems were in my head but two days later and I still don't feel like my breathing is 100%.

I reformat every single cue...
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Posted By seajaye

The commuting test that failed: Basemap ON ...

The commuting test that failed:

Basemap ON
Turn Guidance ON
Course Points ON
.tcx file created in RWGPS

When it would calculate, it would cycle from 0% - 99% and then end up with a...
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Posted By seajaye

Dissecting a .tcx file sounds fun, I will do that...

Dissecting a .tcx file sounds fun, I will do that today. I've messed more with the map settings, and somehow even with the detailed map ON, Turn Guidance ON, when I loaded my test commute route...
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Posted By seajaye

Thanks again for the helpful distinction. So...

Thanks again for the helpful distinction. So according to your post, then even though I'm disabling maps, my 520+ unit will always use them in the background?

In this case, my next test will be:
...
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Posted By seajaye

Thank you to atwl77 and especially njkayaker for...

Thank you to atwl77 and especially njkayaker for the very helpful advice.

So, I did a test ride this morning into work with the basemap disabled (this is what I meant by "turning mapping off"),...
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Posted By seajaye

I'm bailing from the Electronics thread on Garmin...

I'm bailing from the Electronics thread on Garmin Edge 520+ Woes (https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1166649-garmin-edge-520-plus-woes.html#post20835945) because I wasn't really...
03-13-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By seajaye

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. Can you...

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. Can you choose which rides from RWGPS get synced to Bolt? I have hundreds of courses but only need a handful for a brevet. If this Edge 520+ keeps giving me...
03-13-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By seajaye

What does Garmin Connect do, slash solve? I don't...

What does Garmin Connect do, slash solve? I don't really want my unit to be tied to my phone, because now I'll have two things to worry about charging.



I initially wanted to get a Wahoo, but...
03-13-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By seajaye

Bumping this thread. I got an Edge 520+ to...

Bumping this thread.

I got an Edge 520+ to replace my trusty Edge 500 for this upcoming randonneuring season and the road to Paris-Brest-Paris. I'm also experiencing a lot of woe in getting the...
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Posted By seajaye

Perfect; thanks! Can probably grab it from you...

Perfect; thanks! Can probably grab it from you during the series some time.

I have a work trip planned to Seattle in July so I am planning on bringing my bike to get practice packing-unpacking,...
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Posted By seajaye

Thanks for the recommendation. Tandems East isn't...

Thanks for the recommendation. Tandems East isn't too far from me and I could pop over to NJ and probably check it out in person before I buy.

::chants "get it chopped! get it chopped!"::


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Posted By seajaye

Seattle? You'll have to get a Swift. My only...

Seattle? You'll have to get a Swift. My only suggestion is that the seams are not sealed, so you'll have to get seam sealer.

If you want a more waterproof bag, the new VO/Roadrunner bag is...
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Posted By seajaye

Bump. I just put a deposit down for Bilenky to...

Bump. I just put a deposit down for Bilenky to chop a bike in half. Those in PA will find out soon which bike it is. This is going to be a busy spring...

I'll probably try to borrow a friend's S&S...
10-07-18, 08:45 PM
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Posted By seajaye

Nice to meet some of you! Yes, looking forward to...

Nice to meet some of you! Yes, looking forward to seeing that (super terribly awkward) group picture. I regret missing the opportunity to ride up in that area, as it did seem really beautiful, but...
10-05-18, 08:07 AM
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Posted By seajaye

Me and my partner decided last-minute to head up....

Me and my partner decided last-minute to head up. We'll probably be in PA Rando wool and have a Soma GR and a new lilac VO Polyvalent in tow for the group ride. See you all there tomorrow!
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Posted By seajaye

After you had to deal with being totally soaked...

After you had to deal with being totally soaked for 4 days in DC, I think you'll be fine for Mac&Cheese. The "not-bike-food" suggestion is a great one.

For longer brevets, I carry the travel...
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Posted By seajaye

Differs significantly for all day riding?...

Differs significantly for all day riding? Probably not much. Between the GR and the Pescadero, you've got canti vs. centerpull, 650b vs. 700c, threaded vs. threadless....

My main randonneuse is a...
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Posted By seajaye

Everyone has offered pretty good advice here. I...

Everyone has offered pretty good advice here. I went from riding 200k's with IT band pain for 100 of the 125 miles, to being able to ride a 1200k IT-band trouble free. A lot of it for me was being...
05-08-18, 01:56 PM
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Posted By seajaye

My stoker is taller than me and prefers to ride...

My stoker is taller than me and prefers to ride flat pedals; she can tell when I'm about to stop the bike and can put a foot down pretty easily. We've gotten quite a bit of 'practice' emergency...
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Posted By seajaye

Looking great! I meant to take a look and chat...

Looking great! I meant to take a look and chat more at the flèche finish. Everyone seemed to have new steeds (I'm looking at you too, rhm).

Does the handlebar-mounted bag make handling weird? I...
05-07-18, 01:38 PM
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Posted By seajaye

Looks awesome! My partner and I are enjoying our...

Looks awesome! My partner and I are enjoying our '92 Rodriguez, but we're already talking about our "next" tandem. This is inspiring a lot of envy.

Our first ride on it was commuting through...
04-14-18, 07:27 PM
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Posted By seajaye

We've actually already talked about a 650b...

We've actually already talked about a 650b conversion before we even bought it :). Luckily in Philly we are blessed with Bilenky and now Simon Firth (Hanford Cycles). We already had Simon drill out...
04-13-18, 02:03 PM
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Posted By seajaye

#newbikeday: 90s Rodriguez Trillium Sport

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt85/cjtoughteeth/blah/IMG_3305.jpg

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt85/cjtoughteeth/blah/IMG_3306.jpg

Backstory: My partner (6' 0") and myself (5' 7")...
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Posted By seajaye

Not everything goes according to plan..... ...

Not everything goes according to plan.....

As for me, I use dynamo but not for charging. A Gomadic AA external charger keeps my Edge 500 going for navigation, and I keep my phone on airplane...
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Posted By seajaye

Just sent out a call-to-arms email yesterday to...

Just sent out a call-to-arms email yesterday to 10 people for a two-team combo. Also, I sourced a tandem to borrow to ride with my partner!!
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Posted By seajaye

A bit of a different take, but before...

A bit of a different take, but before randonneuring, my answer used to be "anything greater than zero".

Now, I pretty much only do brevets, and I don't get out of bed for anything less than 50mi...
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Posted By seajaye

My interest is super-piqued. Looks like a...

My interest is super-piqued. Looks like a poor-man's NFE, but you get a complete instead of a frameset....
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Posted By seajaye

Yes, yes, and all of them. Every brevet...

Yes, yes, and all of them.

Every brevet route I have ever done is split into controles. This might be 6 files for a 200k, or 6 files for a 600k depending on the route complexity. I've only been...
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Posted By seajaye

Same. I've asked support to allow for 'folders'...

Same. I've asked support to allow for 'folders' of rides so I can keep my Routes page at least *somewhat* navigable, but they said just make sure to have a useful description to be able to search...
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Posted By seajaye

My Edge 500 has been reliable-enough and I've...

My Edge 500 has been reliable-enough and I've learned enough tricks to make almost all of the weird hiccups manageable mid-ride. I try to be meticulous in route-creation and add custom cues for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-17, 07:06 AM
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Posted By seajaye

Sauntered in here from Long Distance; saw the...

Sauntered in here from Long Distance; saw the thread and came into post all this exact info. I need to get the battery Ixon IQ myself as backup..... all my bikes already have dynamo!

OP, look up...
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Posted By seajaye

First, good luck with the ride! Modify the one...

First, good luck with the ride! Modify the one that would be more comfortable for a long day in the saddle. Move the bars up, dial in your saddle position, figure out luggage, etc. What is...
Forum: Introductions
09-18-17, 12:16 PM
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Posted By seajaye

Greetings! Also in Philly here. Let me know if...

Greetings! Also in Philly here. Let me know if you need a low-down on all of the local shop flavors.
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Posted By seajaye

Looks so cool.... until my eyes glaze over at the...

Looks so cool.... until my eyes glaze over at the rule list / application stuff / etc. Maybe that's why I'm a randonneur instead of an ultra-racer though!

Paging jhaddad8..... Trans-Am fixed?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 09:21 AM
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Views: 685
Posted By seajaye

I accidentally ventured in here from the Long...

I accidentally ventured in here from the Long Distance forum.

I've got Soma HWY One's on a Technomic, easy peasy. I'd guess the VO offering would be similarly easy....

Won't know until you try....
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Posted By seajaye

Great info, doc! I was going to chime in and...

Great info, doc!

I was going to chime in and say that this is pretty much my experience with every single brevet I've ridden. I wear an HR monitor and record everything, and it's evident that it...
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Posted By seajaye

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8fZ9HFlb_HeQCDSy...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8fZ9HFlb_HeQCDSySC5rGRLUbK6LFnPUkoM-S7lsQ9s9Cp_rNdm9bgSb24UYDpQXXwy8fiuLQrJLe7wgLeNbYUQRJEWx_WSW95X_1NB-u9fbDze-sBzk2WnhWp5pUYc2kI7Y3C-bPMpN_aI8JsTnIcXglJ2DsfodvsYjtS...
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Posted By seajaye

I pass out after giving blood as-is, without any...

I pass out after giving blood as-is, without any sort of bike ride.

But I think you could easily get into brevet-shape with just a bit of structure and training. Good luck and have fun on the deep...
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Posted By seajaye

Bump. Poking around, it sounds like ~70 gear...

Bump. Poking around, it sounds like ~70 gear inches is the majority consensus. Does this sound about right?

Working on a single-speed overhaul of my daily commuter so as to pull double-duty as an...
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Views: 3,416
Posted By seajaye

Oh man, I wish there was fresh coconuts here on...

Oh man, I wish there was fresh coconuts here on brevets! I don't carry a hydration pack (have one for the MTB I don't ever ride), but 3 bottles works for me.

Lately, I have been doing:
Downtube -...
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Posted By seajaye

It supports maps *much* more than the Edge 500,...

It supports maps *much* more than the Edge 500, which is not at all.

To clarify, the 'map' screen on my 500 will show me:
-Breadcrumb on a blank canvas
-Distance to specific cue "2.0 Left Market...
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