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Posted By atwl77

This looks more like a smartphone GPS glitch than...

This looks more like a smartphone GPS glitch than a RWGPS problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,252
Posted By atwl77

Look for the minimap at the top right corner of...

Look for the minimap at the top right corner of the screen, the gradient is shown here....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By atwl77

Being able to mount and unmounts tyres without...

Being able to mount and unmounts tyres without levers is always a great skill to have, but regardless of whether you can or cannot do it, I always advocate carrying a tyre lever out in the field as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,252
Posted By atwl77

After the sensor selection/detection screen, you...

After the sensor selection/detection screen, you get to the menu where you get to choose your world, route, type of ride (e.g. workout), and whether to join any upcoming events.

As for the power...
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Posted By atwl77

I think I would also fare better on a long,...

I think I would also fare better on a long, steady climb than on constant rollers. Rollers are just plain demoralizing! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,252
Posted By atwl77

Since my other hobby is photography, and I have a...

Since my other hobby is photography, and I have a tripod to spare, I just needed to get a laptop platform for the tripod.

Also a little Gorrilapod to hold my phone with the Zwift Companion app...
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Posted By atwl77

Super Randonnee?

So my local Audax club have announced an overview of their 2020 plans, and they are adding some new and interesting events including a Fleche, a Super Randonnee, and an LRM1200.

What I find...
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Posted By atwl77

I experienced my first pump failure shortly after...

I experienced my first pump failure shortly after buying my first road bike, just a few km away from home. Thanks to that experience, I've learnt to always check my primary pump before any long ride...
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Posted By atwl77

Great report. Based on my DNF experience, I too...

Great report. Based on my DNF experience, I too feel like getting more food on the bike is going to be an important time-saving strategy. Next time I'll also be looking at some sort of portable...
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Posted By atwl77

Nice ride. At one point I had considered using...

Nice ride. At one point I had considered using Relive for adding Indiana Jones-style transitions for my videos... but to do so I would need their paid subscription for HD quality and support for...
Replies: 256
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Posted By atwl77

I finished another 600k over the weekend -- the...

I finished another 600k over the weekend -- the last 600k of the 2019 season. Turnout was pretty low because of one particular hazy situation that many countries in South East Asia are experiencing...
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Posted By atwl77

They mark the name as having incomplete control...

They mark the name as having incomplete control data... though there should probably be a setting to filter those results out.

I've also noticed some with only one missing control, perhaps they...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm not surprised. They didn't even have any 700c...

I'm not surprised. They didn't even have any 700c tubes with 80mm valve stems at the mechanic at the starting point in Rambouillet, and I mainly saw 700c tubes on display at the tent.
Replies: 256
Views: 23,000
Posted By atwl77

Congrats on finishing! On navigation, yeah...

Congrats on finishing!

On navigation, yeah any device which only lets you follow a trail or line will have trouble with a route that doubles back on itself. It's also a problem with route...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,093
Posted By atwl77

Results PBPResults.com | Paris-Brest-Paris Bike...

Results
PBPResults.com | Paris-Brest-Paris Bike Ride Results (http://www.pbpresults.com/)
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Views: 5,713
Posted By atwl77

Some people handle sleep deprivation well, some...

Some people handle sleep deprivation well, some don't. I don't, so I can't do a straight-through 600k. Unless I'm fast enough to do it in 24h... but I'm not. :lol:
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Posted By atwl77

Yeah a lot of people (at least in my circle) like...

Yeah a lot of people (at least in my circle) like to use the word bonk casually for pushing too hard and then blowing up, and not for an actual bonk.

Besides food or nutrition gone wrong, you...
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Views: 1,359
Posted By atwl77

Certainly not the ACP. Unless they had someone...

Certainly not the ACP. Unless they had someone who's job was to (secretly) observe and record everyone's bike during the bike check, the only options you had when registering for PBP were:
- Bicycle...
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Posted By atwl77

The 80hr group is only less crowded if you are...

The 80hr group is only less crowded if you are fast enough to keep ahead of the 90hr group behind you.

Until my dnf, the 84hr group was pretty uncrowded. Not much waiting around the first...
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Views: 8,093
Posted By atwl77

Hmm, I did not consider velomobiles... but with...

Hmm, I did not consider velomobiles... but with their fairings and fancy enclosures it would be a lot easier to hide motor and much bigger battery in there compared to a standard road bike.

So...
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Posted By atwl77

Do you sweat a lot, and then find that your...

Do you sweat a lot, and then find that your shorts feel sticky as you ride? If so, try cleaning your bum with something like baby wipes (and reapplying chamois cream) at regular intervals, eg every...
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Views: 8,093
Posted By atwl77

I think hidden motors would be of less use in a...

I think hidden motors would be of less use in a multi-day endurance race compared to your typical grand tour race or crit, since the battery for these things aren't build to last. At most you get a...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,093
Posted By atwl77

Thanks! I wonder if it was just...

Thanks!



I wonder if it was just someone's practical joke. I came across several deer signs along the D906 but that was the only one with the wings... :foo:
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Posted By atwl77

Here's the video of my PBP experience: ...

Here's the video of my PBP experience:
https://youtu.be/ov5ZxqOGZw8




Hmm, if they do that I also hope they step up on the conditions. Standing out in the rain while waiting for thousands of...
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Posted By atwl77

You can find your official photos from this site,...

You can find your official photos from this site, but they are very expensive to order:
https://www.maindruphoto.com/en/event/2246/19e-paris-brest-paris-randonneur-2019.html



Technically, yes,...
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Posted By atwl77

Congratulations clasher !! Anyways, thought...

Congratulations clasher !!

Anyways, thought I'd share some pictures I took before the ride.

...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm surprised Eric also stopped at the same point...

I'm surprised Eric also stopped at the same point as I did; his videos were a tremendous help in getting me prepared for the ride. Its apparently very good weather too this time, no rain as far as I...
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Posted By atwl77

Early DNF for me. Felt sick and could not eat or...

Early DNF for me. Felt sick and could not eat or drink somewhere after 160km. Had a slow suffering ride to the Control at Villaines and stopped there. :(
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Posted By atwl77

Today is such a wet day. Hope everyone's bike...

Today is such a wet day. Hope everyone's bike check went smoothly, have a good ride tomorrow!
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Posted By atwl77

Take note change of course from Dreux back to...

Take note change of course from Dreux back to Rambouillet Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 (http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=fr&cat=accueil&page=dernieres_nouvelles)
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Posted By atwl77

Met the wife of a RUSA member while shopping at...

Met the wife of a RUSA member while shopping at Intersport near Rambouillet. Apparently the TSA hasn't been kind and confiscated a bunch of CO2 canisters...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm leaving today. Last minute packing!!! :eek:

I'm leaving today. Last minute packing!!! :eek:
08-13-19, 08:38 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By atwl77

Nice. Good idea on that cardboard tubing there. ...

Nice. Good idea on that cardboard tubing there.

I'm also packed up, my bike in a hard case (Topeak Pakgo X), flying to France later today.
08-13-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,825
Posted By atwl77

Meteor. :foo:

Meteor. :foo:
Replies: 56
Views: 6,133
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, the weather app that I'm using (Weather...

Yeah, the weather app that I'm using (Weather Underground) also appears to show Rambouillet and Brest being "in the clear" from 18-22.

However, if you look at apps with some sort of radar or...
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Posted By atwl77

Seems like PBP's official tracking website is now...

Seems like PBP's official tracking website is now running: https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#

And here's my tracking info: https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#/tracker/RU5ML3SW

Edit: seems like you...
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Posted By atwl77

I'm surprised at the lack of spare clothes.

I'm surprised at the lack of spare clothes.
Replies: 56
Views: 6,133
Posted By atwl77

I guess I'll go with the luggage wire lock then...

I guess I'll go with the luggage wire lock then for the occasional bakery stop.
Replies: 56
Views: 6,133
Posted By atwl77

Question about bike security: do I need to carry...

Question about bike security: do I need to carry a proper bike lock, or will a simple luggage wire lock do for the majority of situations?
Replies: 256
Views: 23,000
Posted By atwl77

Wow, for me 20h on a 400k is relatively fast. The...

Wow, for me 20h on a 400k is relatively fast. The others must be putting the hammer down.
Replies: 136
Views: 15,478
Posted By atwl77

So I'm reading all about the heat wave in Europe...

So I'm reading all about the heat wave in Europe now, even Paris hitting over 40 degrees Celcius. But when I go look at regular weather apps (like Accuweather, Weather Underground, etc), they all...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,000
Posted By atwl77

Yeah, most of my encounter with cows have been...

Yeah, most of my encounter with cows have been pretty much docile. They'll be by the side of the road, just doing their own thing and not bothering us. Two notable incidents though:

One time on a...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,000
Posted By atwl77

Completed a 200k on Sunday, this being the last...

Completed a 200k on Sunday, this being the last brevet I'm doing before PBP. Very nice weather for a change, remained cool and overcast for most of the day except for a few sunny stretches. Mostly...
Replies: 56
Views: 6,133
Posted By atwl77

Thanks for the detail of each control. I haven't...

Thanks for the detail of each control. I haven't fully studied the route yet, but this is something I'll definitely keep in mind when I start setting up my custom cue sheet.

Speaking of water, do...
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Views: 1,992
Posted By atwl77

That Axiom bag looks similar to my current Topeak...

That Axiom bag looks similar to my current Topeak Backloader bags, with the two same annoyances - pain to access stuff, have to be careful packing to avoid sagging - which is the reason I was looking...
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Views: 3,078
Posted By atwl77

I have only carried two types of bags on my bike...

I have only carried two types of bags on my bike on my past brevets: a large top tube bag, and a large saddle bag (currently I use the Topeak Backloader 6L model for 2-day brevets and the 10L model...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,078
Posted By atwl77

I'm not using any drop bag service and plan to...

I'm not using any drop bag service and plan to carry everything on the bike with me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By atwl77

I had forgotten I made this post until now. I...

I had forgotten I made this post until now. I received the bag last week and it is somewhat disappointing.

One one hand, its advantages is as I have observed in my OP. Also, capacity seems legit,...
Replies: 136
Views: 15,478
Posted By atwl77

I kept thinking mine ended up in spam, but it...

I kept thinking mine ended up in spam, but it wasn't there. Kept checking my mailbox a couple of times during the day......

...and when it finally arrived, it showed up in spam! :lol:
Replies: 136
Views: 15,478
Posted By atwl77

Looks like some of the people in my group have...

Looks like some of the people in my group have already started receiving their confirmation email with frame badge number. I haven't received mine yet though.
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