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Alcoholic cider used to give me terrible...

Alcoholic cider used to give me terrible hangovers but that might have been due to the quantity I used to consume.
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I've looked at grocery stores on the route a few...

I've looked at grocery stores on the route a few times, never seen any that were 24/7 like we have here. Most of the grocery store chains have bigger stores on the edge of town that seem open until...
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On the OSM cycle map it's a blue square with a...

On the OSM cycle map it's a blue square with a tap in it. In the regular OSM it's a brown tap with a cup under it. There's one of these in Mortange-au-Perche around 116km mark in what looks like a...
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I started looking at the route with the OSM cycle...

I started looking at the route with the OSM cycle layer selected on RWGPS and have found 1 water tap icon in some park and a public washroom so far, but I haven't looked at a lot yet.

I found this...
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This is great info, thanks for posting. Wasting...

This is great info, thanks for posting. Wasting time at controls is my biggest time suck on rides and while it's never been a cause for a DNF I am going to have to keep an eye on it in France.
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Posted By clasher

I found this link on another forum, or maybe the...

I found this link on another forum, or maybe the randon group, I dunno... they take a few days to get you all sorted out but I started here: PBP-Payment-Page2...
07-10-19, 09:58 AM
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Posted By clasher

Yeah, I was never a huge fan of that shop......

Yeah, I was never a huge fan of that shop... heard quite a few bad experiences from folks over the years. We've had a bit of a bike boom here over the last 5 years and other local shops were more...
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They schedule your bag drop-off in Rambouillet...

They schedule your bag drop-off in Rambouillet based around the time you have bike inspection and it looks like it's just a 4km jaunt from the bergerie in Rambouillet. The train station is almost in...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah, since I didn't use the full capacity of...

Yeah, since I didn't use the full capacity of that bag and I compressed it a lot the extra straps were kind of annoying, but they easily stashed in the elastic part of the top. I bought my bag for...
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I just bought a similar bag, this axiom seymour...

I just bought a similar bag, this axiom seymour seatpack (https://www.axiomgear.com/products/bags/frame-seat-bags/seymour-oceanweave-seatpack-13/). I loaded it up and rode 220k with it and it was...
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I signed up with Baxter's. They'll accept your...

I signed up with Baxter's. They'll accept your bags at their hotel near the start in Rambouillet around the time you do your bike check. Having the bags available twice along the route on the...
07-09-19, 12:46 PM
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Posted By clasher

I've seen a few Braun branded bikes come through...

I've seen a few Braun branded bikes come through the local co-op in the last while... seemed like most of them were mid-range bikes. As far as I know the Braun's shop was never a framebuilding shop,...
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Posted By clasher

My french is okay and I found it good enough to...

My french is okay and I found it good enough to muddle through the last time I visited... Sounds like Vigipirate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigipirate) is the French version of terror threat...
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Seems like they do from what I've seen online......

Seems like they do from what I've seen online... the bigger grocery stores look just supermarkets here do. There's a carrefour right near the start in Rambouillet I plan to check out on bike reg....
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Posted By clasher

I'm seriously thinking of getting a fuji jari...

I'm seriously thinking of getting a fuji jari carbon 1.1 for doing brevets and gravel rides. I've seen it for sale on a few German and other Euro sites now. It's got plenty of attachment points for...
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There are some of last-year's endura fs260 pro...

There are some of last-year's endura fs260 pro bibs on chain reaction for 125$cad and I love my endura shorts so I snagged some bibs... might snag another pair at that price.
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I'm hoping to hit up the grocery stores, there...

I'm hoping to hit up the grocery stores, there seems to be some along the route in the larger towns.
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I'm L-something... glad I am gonna be leaving...

I'm L-something... glad I am gonna be leaving early-ish. I hope to make Loudeac early enough to get a few hours of sleep since I booked an airbnb 800m off the course, and then get to Brest before 40...
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Posted By clasher

1,847.4 kilometers in June... did two 600K...

1,847.4 kilometers in June... did two 600K brevets and a 200K along with a bunch of club rides and some casual rides with pals.
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I did a half-gravel 200k yesterday. My girlfriend...

I did a half-gravel 200k yesterday. My girlfriend came too and it was a lot fun but hard work. It was up in the Canadian Shield so there was a lot of climbing, I had over 2300m by the end of the...
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Posted By clasher

Some phones apparently have barometers nowadays...

Some phones apparently have barometers nowadays so strava or rwgps might use them. My bolt seems to be a few hundred metres short on rides so rwgps adds some back. Barometers aren’t always accurate...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah I took a look thinking earlier slots might...

Yeah I took a look thinking earlier slots might have opened up for some reason but it seemed like there was just room in the later waves so I didn't bother switching.
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Yeah, I just booked my flights too, flying out on...

Yeah, I just booked my flights too, flying out on the 14th and coming back on the 25th. Those days were cheaper and they are both direct flights so that's nice. I am planning on riding from the...
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I just found an airbnb right in Loudéac on the...

I just found an airbnb right in Loudéac on the route for a 100$ for two nights... booked it as soon as I saw it. I wasn't originally planning to ride that far without sleeping but I think I will push...
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Posted By clasher

If nothing else, plan for the Granite Anvil...

If nothing else, plan for the Granite Anvil (http://ontariograniteanvil1200.com/) in 2021! Ottawa has a lot of scenic rides but I've really enjoyed riding all over Ontario, there's a wide range of...
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Damn that's scary. Have you heard how he is...

Damn that's scary. Have you heard how he is doing? Did you call 911?

I did another 600 this weekend, about 4100m of climbing. I had a good time, rode it very casually almost like a tour, always...
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I like cereal bars too but the ones I like best...

I like cereal bars too but the ones I like best have too much fibre in them to eat more than one or two a day. I get bananas if they are still kind of green but most corner stores here that have...
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I don't drink milk on rides... I usually grab...

I don't drink milk on rides... I usually grab pepsi at a control and I take some kind of gummy candy with to eat between controls. If there is a grocery store near a control I will get some buns and...
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Posted By clasher

I know I couldn't hack that long on the bus, I...

I know I couldn't hack that long on the bus, I did 8 hour trips up to northern Ontario before I had a car and it was brutal. Maybe next time we run the Manitoulin, or even think about doing the...
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Posted By clasher

After I finished the granite anvil in 2017 I...

After I finished the granite anvil in 2017 I couldn't even handle driving an hour back home so I got a hotel room... even the 5 block drive to the hotel was questionable, looking back. If the train...
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I've always wanted to do it even though it...

I've always wanted to do it even though it doesn't start in Toronto anymore I'd like to do it... but I am planning to do one at the start of August, even though it's almost as far of a drive for me...
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Jeez, that seems weird that they've shut down...

Jeez, that seems weird that they've shut down applications for the medal... too bad if you haven't done a 600 yet, no SR medal for you! I'd be annoyed if I weren't going to PBP and was planning to do...
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I picked one around 14:15 for the bike check, I...

I picked one around 14:15 for the bike check, I plan to sleep in and that leaves me enough time to find some cheap brunch and ride over for the bike check. I hope the 2XL jersey is a good fit, seems...
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Posted By clasher

I made some reservations for rooms in Trappes. I...

I made some reservations for rooms in Trappes. I haven't decided yet if I want to try and snag an airbnb for the ride or roll the dice and just sleep/shower randomly at the controls. I have a flight...
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Posted By clasher

Your maximum heart rate also might make an HR of...

Your maximum heart rate also might make an HR of 136 seem lower or higher. My max HR is 188-192, at least that's as high as I've ever recorded... anyway my average on my last 600 was 131 and I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:24 AM
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Posted By clasher

I had my first crash on the bolt last weekend......

I had my first crash on the bolt last weekend... was about 300km into a 600km ride and locked up so I held the power button and it reset, spent about 5 minutes recovering the ride and then it kept...
06-17-19, 10:25 AM
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Posted By clasher

I managed to bend the axle on the sansin hub that...

I managed to bend the axle on the sansin hub that was on my miyata 1000. I've never bent a freehub axle before... but I also don't know how long the wheel was like that and only noticed when I was...
06-13-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By clasher

I'm thinking about getting the FSA Energy modular...

I'm thinking about getting the FSA Energy modular crank (https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/energy-modular-bb386evo-crankset-4297) Seems like a decent alternative. FSA also makes some other 46/30...
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Posted By clasher

I had just checked a few that showed up along the...

I had just checked a few that showed up along the route on google and since I don't start until Sunday evening it's not really going to be an issue, I should have enough stuff to get through the...
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Posted By clasher

This is something I'm thinking about too, I know...

This is something I'm thinking about too, I know there are hypermarchés like Aldi, Lidl and Carrefour in the bigger towns along the way in PBP. Having peeped at their website I think I can find...
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Posted By clasher

I'm doing another 600K in two weeks to make sure...

I'm doing another 600K in two weeks to make sure this one wasn't a fluke... it'll have around 4000m of climbing but most of it rolling terrain that seems closer to that of PBP than some of the...
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Well I finished a 600K so I can go to PBP now. It...

Well I finished a 600K so I can go to PBP now. It kind of felt like "cheating" to do a 600k with only ~1400m of climbing but the wind we had on this ride made up for the lack of hills... the part of...
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Posted By clasher

Apparently the long-term forecast for summer in...

Apparently the long-term forecast for summer in Europe is another repeat of last year's heatwave (https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/accuweather-2019-europe-summer-forecast/70008315). Looks...
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Posted By clasher

One of the guys I was riding with left me a tube...

One of the guys I was riding with left me a tube of Lanacane Anti-Friction Gel to try next time, it doesn't seem to have the same antiseptic qualities as lantiseptic does though, it seems more like a...
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Posted By clasher

I'll look for something like lantiseptic since...

I'll look for something like lantiseptic since they don't seem to sell that exact product up here. I've seen bag balm at tsc too. I'm thinking of doing a 600 next weekend and there is rain in the...
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Posted By clasher

I DNF'd my 600K after 396km... I had the meanest...

I DNF'd my 600K after 396km... I had the meanest saddle sores by the time I got back to the starting motel so I went to bed and decided to stay there instead of risk serious infection. I had 19:47...
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Posted By clasher

OP's last post was in this thread! Hopefully they...

OP's last post was in this thread! Hopefully they survived!
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Posted By clasher

I'd recommend reading "Waterlogged" by Dr. Tim...

I'd recommend reading "Waterlogged" by Dr. Tim Noakes (http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Waterlogged). My big take-away from the book was to listen to my thirst; the human body has...
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Posted By clasher

The RWGPS app has a live tracking thing in it but...

The RWGPS app has a live tracking thing in it but it needs mobile data. I don't usually have that on my phone so I haven't used it yet. There are some good chunks of Ontario that we ride through...
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