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08-06-20, 08:01 PM
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Posted By jppe

Hereís a pretty nice one for sale in IN. ...

Hereís a pretty nice one for sale in IN.


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08-06-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By jppe

If you need some route ideas I’m sure Jim from...

If you need some route ideas I’m sure Jim from Boston would be happy to assist.
08-05-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By jppe

I just happen to be at a beach in NC. It is not...

I just happen to be at a beach in NC. It is not that big of an island but cycle friendly. We were here Monday night staying on the oceanfront when the eye of Isaias came through. Wing gusts were in...
08-03-20, 01:19 PM
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Views: 510,258
Posted By jppe

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08-01-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,250
Posted By jppe

Have you tried other discs on your wheels by...

Have you tried other discs on your wheels by chance? My ďwheel smartĒ buddy told me that discs with a sturdier spider (holds the disc) will do better on warping. He also showed me how putting a...
08-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,250
Posted By jppe

I can relate to how you feel. I love both my...

I can relate to how you feel.

I love both my rim brake and disc brake road bikes. I feel much safer on my disc brake bike on hilly technical descents than on my rim brake wheels. Otherwise I’m...
08-01-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By jppe

OP stick with the group! You should find yourself...

OP stick with the group! You should find yourself getting stronger riding with them. It’s all about being able to hang on with surges. One day you’ll be saying to yourself “how’d I do that?” after...
08-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By jppe

I had a Cervelo P2 with the same HED wheels. It...

I had a Cervelo P2 with the same HED wheels. It was a great ride but I wasnít using it since we no longer have time trials so I sold it this spring to a Triathlon guy. Your son looks like a pretty...
07-31-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By jppe

Iíd guess about 8o miles of it is pretty flat...

Iíd guess about 8o miles of it is pretty flat with some 1-2% grades here and there. There is 10-15 mile stretch thatís pretty hilly. The hills arenít terribly long but I was using my easiest gears on...
07-30-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By jppe

My Grandsonís New Bike

He turns 4 today. He’s really into two things right now. Dinosaurs and bugs. He has a large number of dinosaur figures and can tell you the names of all of them. I’ve learned a lot about dinosaurs...
07-28-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By jppe

Manufacturers are doing their job of providing...

Manufacturers are doing their job of providing adequate warnings. I’ve crashed twice and cracked two helmets using the technology you are currently wearing. Both times the helmet did a marvelous job...
07-28-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By jppe

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power. ...

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power.

Just keep your HR down a little lower and keep pedaling!
07-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

Another 50 miler up to the in-laws at the lake....

Another 50 miler up to the in-laws at the lake. 100+ miles over 2 days seemed so much easier than 100+ miles in just one day. Go figure.
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07-25-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By jppe

The Corvallo Rd pass was just so moronic and...

The Corvallo Rd pass was just so moronic and obviously intentionally close. No oncoming vehicles, wide lanes and ample distance until the turn.
07-25-20, 10:23 AM
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Posted By jppe

55 miles with 32 miles being in a nice group....

55 miles with 32 miles being in a nice group. Will probably go a little longer tomorrow.
07-23-20, 01:23 PM
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Posted By jppe

I walked 18 holes, ate lunch and then rode 32...

I walked 18 holes, ate lunch and then rode 32 miles. It was really hot. I can tolerate heat pretty well but this NC humidity + heat is ridiculous. I got a stitch in my side and pulled over to let it...
07-20-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 510,258
Posted By jppe

An Anniversary getaway in Roanoke VA. It was...

An Anniversary getaway in Roanoke VA. It was great to see one of my favorite brews with an East Coast presence. Deschutes Black Butte Porter is probably my second favorite beer. I discovered it in...
07-20-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By jppe

Excellent and thanks! Good to know. We might have...

Excellent and thanks! Good to know. We might have stayed in Gainesville one year doing Six Gaps. I bet yours is a nice area to ride if the roads arenít too busy.
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By jppe

Itís interesting how some folks are so down on...

Itís interesting how some folks are so down on Gatorade. It works really well for me. I need the energy and electrolytes that sports drinks provide doing rides of 6 hours or more. Iíve tried other...
07-16-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By jppe

I leave my van in the Publix parking lot beside...

I leave my van in the Publix parking lot beside the trail at mile zero. The trail looks like the sidewalk alongside the highway so my van is literally 20í from the trail. Iíve left it there along...
07-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By jppe

yep. But you should use the spicy Jimmy Dean...

yep. But you should use the spicy Jimmy Dean sausage. My wife makes them and these tasted very similar to hers. I had six of them.
07-15-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By jppe

Silver Comet Trail Day 2

Day 2 Riding from Jacksonville back to Smyrna went well. My legs actually felt better today than yesterday which was unanticipated but very welcome.

Jacksonville is on Central time but my body...
07-14-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By jppe

Silver Comet Trail Day 1

Day 1 done! Since all my bike tours have been cancelled Iím doing a brief solo trip. I rode the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail 100 miles from Smyrna, GA to Anniston, AL. Enjoying the AC in the...
07-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By jppe

I think I see what youíve done. Are you using the...

I think I see what youíve done. Are you using the 1/8 turn twist release Cycliq piece? Iím tying to get more of those but theyíve been out of stock for months. It looks like you just fastened the...
07-13-20, 05:42 PM
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Posted By jppe

I love the classic look of that bike. I bet it...

I love the classic look of that bike. I bet it rides great. I donít know if Iíve seen a picture of it before but then again you have such a large stable Iím not sure I can remember all of them.

It...
07-12-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By jppe

I don’t think it was fuel related as you hadn’t...

I don’t think it was fuel related as you hadn’t really burned enough calories for it to be that.

So I’m guessing it was hydration or heat related. Next time you might think about drinking more...
07-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jppe

Try pressing your inner thighs against the top...

Try pressing your inner thighs against the top tube or slightly raising your butt off the saddle. I agree that’s it can be pretty scary.
07-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

100.5 miles with 5800í of climbing along the base...

100.5 miles with 5800í of climbing along the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A little toasty the last 25 miles but the humidity was a touch improved.

...
07-09-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By jppe

OP, you might evaluate a Cervelo R3. It’s...

OP, you might evaluate a Cervelo R3. It’s designed for exactly what you’re intending. The headset is a little taller which is really nice for both longer climbs and overall comfort. Cervelo makes...
07-09-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25,399
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Posted By jppe

50 miles with 2300í of climbing. I walked 18...

50 miles with 2300í of climbing. I walked 18 holes this morning shooting a solid 73 and on greens that were pretty bumpy from being aerated on Monday. Then rode for about 3 hours after lunch. Iíve...
07-07-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By jppe

Hereís my rear camera, with an external battery...

Hereís my rear camera, with an external battery situated between the saddle and seat bag. The charging cable runs under a few straps to just above the camera. I starting charging the camera after...
07-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,548
Posted By jppe

They’ve removed the water coolers on our golf...

They’ve removed the water coolers on our golf course due to the virus......I walk the 18 holes so I put 3 of my cycling water bottles in my golf bag. I also take electrolyte capsules with the last...
07-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25,399
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Posted By jppe

72 miles over to the in-laws for burgers and dogs...

72 miles over to the in-laws for burgers and dogs for the 4th. Humid and warm!



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07-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By jppe

Hereís the front view ...

Hereís the front view

https://youtu.be/2tu7MYeChqo

And rear

https://youtu.be/wmaGPO3ePIQ
07-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,657
Posted By jppe

For 60 miles (3000’ of climbing ) and starting...

For 60 miles (3000’ of climbing ) and starting with a full stomach I only need a couple bottles of a sports drink. For 100 milers I usually take fig newtons, lance peanut butter crackers and maybe a...
07-01-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By jppe

I still enjoy riding 100 milers and have been...

I still enjoy riding 100 milers and have been doing one just about every weekend the last several months. Generally the 100 milers I’m doing around where I live have at least 4500’ of climbing. I’m...
06-30-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

I have 35ís on my R3 disc Bike and the wind moves...

I have 35ís on my R3 disc Bike and the wind moves that bike around more than my others. Iím wondering if the brake disc is catching a good bit of the cross winds??? Thatís the only difference from my...
06-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

You might check these folks out. Iíve bought at...

You might check these folks out. Iíve bought at least 5-6 sets of wheels from them and theyíve all been great. One set has about 35,000 miles and all Iíve had to do was replace a set of bearings....
06-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

I went for a short 35 miler after walking 18...

I went for a short 35 miler after walking 18 holes this morning. Within the first mile after leaving the house heard a truck blowing it’s horn behind me while I was stopped for a light. I could see...
06-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By jppe

I wonder how I might could just add an electric...

I wonder how I might could just add an electric motor to the Pinarello Prince that I already ride???
06-28-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

I was all dressed and headed out the door at 5:45...

I was all dressed and headed out the door at 5:45 am to beat the NC summer heat. The phone rang and it was our daughter. She started In labor so we headed over and picked up her two kids while she...
06-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

Understand! Iíve never had any issues riding...

Understand! Iíve never had any issues riding Skyline Dr or the BRP, but Iím accustomed to riding in ďtrafficĒ. I donít recall there being very much traffic in that area anyway. I do remember some...
06-25-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

A great area to ride! Have you ridden Skyline...

A great area to ride! Have you ridden Skyline Drive?
06-25-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

Another 52 miler from the house to the in-laws on...

Another 52 miler from the house to the in-laws on High Rock Lake.......after walking 18 holes this morning. Not as hot but pretty humid, but itís typical summer weather in NC.
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06-24-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By jppe

How is Nora doing?

How is Nora doing?
06-23-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By jppe

Excellent! It’s certainly a necessary skill for...

Excellent! It’s certainly a necessary skill for long climbs when you don’t coast......or riding in faster groups where you have to keep pedaling to remain with the group.
06-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By jppe

I highly recommend shopping here. They are local...

I highly recommend shopping here. They are local to me and I know the owner well. He not only carries top brands, his house brand is as good as you’ll find and at good prices. I use a lot of his...
06-22-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By jppe

It's just a matter of your perspective on this...

It's just a matter of your perspective on this mess. For me I've essentially stopped group riding except for riding once with some wheels and people I trusted. All my week long tours were cancelled...
06-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By jppe

I have a smaller fleet than some, but each bike...

I have a smaller fleet than some, but each bike has a specific purpose. Two are geared lower for riding longer climbs and steeper hills. One of those is newer and has disc brakes for safety reasons....
06-21-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25,399
Views: 2,502,092
Posted By jppe

102 miles with 5150í of climbing. I did a...

102 miles with 5150í of climbing. I did a shortish climb in one of our State Parks which is Morrow Mountain. The motorcyclists would not practice social distancing in the parking area at the summit...
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