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Posted By clasher

Ya, elevation from other riders was all over the...

Ya, elevation from other riders was all over the place, 3750 to 4300m, seems like the average was around 4000m. The strava elevation correction gave 4500m which was too much so I didn't keep that...
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Posted By clasher

Finished my first official brevet of the season,...

Finished my first official brevet of the season, a 600K that started near home. I had a friend come from out of town and the route was a 385K back to the start/finish and 220K on the last loop. The...
08-06-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By clasher

Ai Asymmetric Integration...

Ai Asymmetric Integration (https://cannondale.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/219101107-Ai-Asymmetric-Integration-), basically the rear wheel gets redished 6mm to the left. Dunno if your spokes will...
08-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 628
Posted By clasher

4703 rings are 4 arm, they won't fit a 6603...

4703 rings are 4 arm, they won't fit a 6603 crank. I upgraded the rest of my drivetrain to 4703 but wanted to keep running my 6603 cranks in case I want to put a 28T inner ring on in the future. I...
08-04-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By clasher

I imagine you'd get more information using google...

I imagine you'd get more information using google than asking people here.
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Views: 982
Posted By clasher

I was gonna try the RH tires a while back, but...

I was gonna try the RH tires a while back, but found the vittoria corsa in 28mm were cheaper with the free shipping from the UK sites, and they are available in black without paying a premium. I just...
07-26-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By clasher

I bought a foam roller and found it hard and...

I bought a foam roller and found it hard and awkward, gave it away. Someone told me about rolling pins I find it feels awesome, it's easy to do and they're easy to find if you're travelling.
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Posted By clasher

I did some loops back in March and April when the...

I did some loops back in March and April when the advice was to avoid shops and cafes, it wasn't too bad. I ended up doing cloverleaf-style rides instead of the same loop out-and-back, but if you've...
07-23-20, 08:51 AM
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Views: 1,186
Posted By clasher

LOL don't forget the water that comes out in your...

LOL don't forget the water that comes out in your breath, as well as all the water in turds.
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Views: 10,003
Posted By clasher

I did a pre-ride for the second 300K I'd designed...

I did a pre-ride for the second 300K I'd designed to start in my home town, this one is much hillier than the one that goes down to Lake Erie... this one is called the Nassagaweya 300...
07-20-20, 05:00 PM
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Posted By clasher

This is the perfect job for rancid cooking oil,...

This is the perfect job for rancid cooking oil, unless you plan on re-using the gum :)
07-20-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By clasher

Gorilla tape! Or flex seal if you ride in the...

Gorilla tape! Or flex seal if you ride in the rain...
07-20-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By clasher

I'd take them apart and sell the spokes + hubs....

I'd take them apart and sell the spokes + hubs. It wouldn't be a big effort to find some generic 38mm and build them back into a decent set of wheels,or someone out there might need spare spokes...
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Views: 3,056
Posted By clasher

There were a lot of flashing taillights at PBP'19...

There were a lot of flashing taillights at PBP'19 unfortunately, there's just not enough people to enforce that rule with 6000 riders on the road... it was kind of annoying. You can get 38 hours of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By clasher

Test your phone with strava before heading out,...

Test your phone with strava before heading out, Strava doesn't work on my phone to record rides, it just crashes. I use RWGPS to record anything if I'm using my phone, it doesn't crash and I can...
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Views: 8,102
Posted By clasher

I think you can get an r7000 rear derailleur in...

I think you can get an r7000 rear derailleur in silver (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-105-RD-R7000-Rear-Derailleur), 5800 isn't the most current 11 speed 105 group. Everything I've read...
07-14-20, 07:03 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By clasher

I used an old steel skewer so the clamps wouldn't...

I used an old steel skewer so the clamps wouldn't chew up my nicer skewer.
07-14-20, 12:33 PM
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Views: 750
Posted By clasher

Lower intensity rides I'm fine to do on an empty...

Lower intensity rides I'm fine to do on an empty stomach in the morning, but something longer like 100k (60mile) I'll have a bowl of oats and cold milk, usually soy for the protein. If it's gonna be...
07-14-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By clasher

It's been hot and humid here in my part of...

It's been hot and humid here in my part of Canada, it's not "real" hot by any means, but converting to F, our highs were well into the 90s and quite humid at times. I've had good experiences with...
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Views: 1,360
Posted By clasher

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in...

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in mind has bad elevation on the strava segment, ~20m instead of 45m so I'd be over 400 for sure. I think I'd just drive to a slightly longer hill and do...
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Views: 8,102
Posted By clasher

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks! ...

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks!



I'd go 46/30 or 48/32 for my next rando bike esp. with 11 speed stuff. I have a 50/39/30 right now and a 12-30 cassette, so many gears to choose...
07-08-20, 05:09 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By clasher

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700...

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700 hubs and the dark grey mavic open pros. They survived a tour through the rockies and a lot of rough use on brevets. They can pass for a classic looking...
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Views: 8,102
Posted By clasher

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit...

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit that does any sort of on-the-fly navigating. Routes on the wahoo made with rwgps or koomoot have turn-by-turn navigation with the street names,...
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Views: 964
Posted By clasher

I don't know that I could handle drinking that...

I don't know that I could handle drinking that much, my own rule is a bottle an hour, maximum... anymore than that (for me) is just sloshing around my belly and eventually I don't feel any good, and...
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Views: 654
Posted By clasher

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week...

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week or two and then focus on what unterhausen says, hopefully the shorter difficult rides provide a bit of a kickstart to things? If I were in this...
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Posted By clasher

That's how our brevets work here, except at the...

That's how our brevets work here, except at the start there was someone handing out cards. We rarely get more than a dozen riders so we've never had much in the way of support at checkpoints.
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Posted By clasher

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one...

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one of my strongest rides of the last few years. I drank about 6 litres of water and ~1.8L of pepsi, and a can of cream soda over the course of the ride....
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Posted By clasher

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a...

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a good time doing so, carried 7L of water and a bunch food with me but still had to stop at one shop for some pepsi since the heat was getting to me a...
06-24-20, 08:42 AM
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Views: 599
Posted By clasher

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and...

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and leave the housing going to the downtube boss, then you can pull the shifter cable and the housing loop going to the derailleur... might need to buy a...
06-17-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By clasher

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to...

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to find a wheel similar to this one, but 650B (https://www.xxcycle.fr/roue-arriere-650-a-26-590-19-axe-plein,,fr.php) from a local shop. That site has a...
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Views: 1,359
Posted By clasher

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the...

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the bottom, and since we've got one and two dollar coins it adds up pretty fast. I still used cash on the last ride long ride into the countryside, there's...
06-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By clasher

Spoggles or smoggles...

Spoggles or smoggles (http://copperstatesupplyinc.com/product-category/industrial-supplies/safety-security/eye-protection/spoggles/) (the prices are for singles and case quantities) are what I have...
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Posted By clasher

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect...

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect it comes from wearing a welding helmet and hard hat at work for hours a day. I've never done any specific neck training, though there are things like...
06-09-20, 10:37 AM
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Views: 2,877
Posted By clasher

I noticed this change too, that's pretty handy....

I noticed this change too, that's pretty handy. I've long been of the habit of just using the kJ number for calories, even for estimated power on strava it seemed a more realistic number than the...
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Posted By clasher

I'm going to have to bust out the hydration pack...

I'm going to have to bust out the hydration pack if I go beyond 200km, there's so few open toilets in the parks now, a few I usually rely on are still closed, frustratingly enough. I will have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By clasher

I've had good luck with dawn dish soap.

I've had good luck with dawn dish soap.
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Posted By clasher

If I was in Vancouver I'd be doing the triple...

If I was in Vancouver I'd be doing the triple crown.
05-22-20, 07:54 PM
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Views: 537
Posted By clasher

Graphics are better than zwift! The user...

Graphics are better than zwift! The user interface is great with the "gamin" gps... too bad I don't have GTA V or I would give it a go.
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Views: 1,851
Posted By clasher

I did a cloverleaf century a few weeks ago and it...

I did a cloverleaf century a few weeks ago and it was really nice, I've done dozens of regular loop centuries but never thought to just come back home so I could eat lunch there instead, it's...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By clasher

I'd like to see some events happen this year but...

I'd like to see some events happen this year but our insurance is through the provincial cycling association and they've banned all events until July, who knows if they will allow some stuff to...
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Views: 907
Posted By clasher

I wouldn't worry about it myself... I ride a...

I wouldn't worry about it myself... I ride a titanium railed saddle but it's attached to a carbon post and a carbon bike so eventually one of those things is supposed to explode randomly according to...
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Posted By clasher

First year with a rusa membership and I doubt I...

First year with a rusa membership and I doubt I will get a rusa ride in this year. Most I've done outside has been an imperial century but the weather here hasn't been very encouraging for outside...
05-17-20, 07:30 AM
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Views: 1,083
Posted By clasher

I dunno what's it's like to be the only gay kid...

I dunno what's it's like to be the only gay kid at school, or the only girl on the hockey team, or anything like that but I don't see how an exclusive event really hurts anyone when it's not the only...
05-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By clasher

You could try a dehumidifier or even an a...

You could try a dehumidifier or even an a portable a-c? My setup is in my loft so it gets hot in the summer so I will try a window a-c but will likely just end up riding outside.
05-16-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By clasher

oh no, other people might have their own rides...

oh no, other people might have their own rides too! I donít have a problem with that, thereís already so many group rides and races to choose from, the more the merrier I say, and if it brings in...
05-15-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By clasher

It's not perfect but zwift preferences...

It's not perfect but zwift preferences (https://zwifthacks.com/zwift-preferences/) does remove all the UI clutter if you'd like, it makes for a very nice experience when free-riding, especially if...
05-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By clasher

Seems like there is a demand for women-only...

Seems like there is a demand for women-only events. Just like there's a demand for women-only gyms. Cycling is probably overwhelming male anyway so I'm in favour of making it more accessible and less...
05-14-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,366
Posted By clasher

I don't think he can take you to small claims...

I don't think he can take you to small claims court unless the bike was sold for more than 3500$. Filing a claim in small claims court also costs like a 100$ or something. I think in BC it'd be...
05-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By clasher

I think there's something called chromecast that...

I think there's something called chromecast that will do what you're suggesting but I am not familiar with it at all. My laptop was also hot garbage with the bluetooth and even ant+ since it would...
05-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By clasher

Good luck, I hope it works out for you one way or...

Good luck, I hope it works out for you one way or another. I've had good experiences with wahoo support but it was for a small problem on my bolt last year, dunno what it's like now.
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