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Old 01-23-20, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post



So I definitely need booties. By mile 11 my feet were freezing. Mile 25 I thought I could do the 62 miles. By mile 33 my lower back was killing me. I was also really hungry. Made the mistake of not eating before. I was pretty spent at 40. I think it was the combination of no food, and my body was freezing.
It took me a good thirty minutes to get warmed back up, and my big was a weird shade of purple.
Temperature starting was 29 temperature at the end was 38.


happy thursday.
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Maple and butter. All else is an abomination.
Yes. My mistake, as I figured butter was a given. Between them, on them, under them.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Kudos. I made myself a PB and Nutella sandwich which I will have at work for an early dinner. Because Nutella is better than Jelly.
I never got into Nutella. Got an assortment of fancy fruit spreads recently. This week, the "J" in my PB&J is frais de bois strawberry.
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Turns out the new rim is a 29er, and I'm gonna use it on the road. Surely it will asplode.
Definitely
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Yes. My mistake, as I figured butter was a given. Between them, on them, under them.
Nope. No butter on pancakes, waffles, bread.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I had my drive clear of snow at daybreak.
Like magic.
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Nope. No butter on pancakes, waffles, bread.
Why do you hate America?
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Getting mixed signals here.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post



So I definitely need booties. By mile 11 my feet were freezing. Mile 25 I thought I could do the 62 miles. By mile 33 my lower back was killing me. I was also really hungry. Made the mistake of not eating before. I was pretty spent at 40. I think it was the combination of no food, and my body was freezing.
It took me a good thirty minutes to get warmed back up, and my big was a weird shade of purple.
Temperature starting was 29 temperature at the end was 38.


happy thursday.


35* is about my bootie/toe cover break point - booties below, covers above. YMMV obviously.

Your body will get used to the efforts as you progress - stuff like the lower back pain will go away. That hunger may go away, too. My morning rides are usually fasted - nothing other than a latte and cup of tea before, and usually nothing more than a granola bar on the bike, if anything, even on metric centuries.
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Why do you hate America?
America and himself.
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Unsure the game, but I'd like to be that good in something.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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I like my Rene Herse fenders.
Made by Honjo, right? I bet they're nice!

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I looked hard at the 35mm Bon Jovi or whatever the heck it's called. I ended up with the Panaracer slick Gravelking + tires because I know/trust the brand from the miles I've put on 32mm Pasela PT tires. They have essentially the same puncture resistance tech for the tread. I just have lots of nasty chipseal roads full of glass on my route. If I had better bike handling skills, I think I would buy the super supple Rene Herse tires, but for now I will see how the Gravelkings do. They're actually really similar tires, I just assume I'm giving up some weight and suppleness for at least a perceived benefit of durability.

EDIT: Actually, I guess Panaracer makes the tires for Rene Herse? and the Gravelking + is the same weight as the standard casing Bon Jon Pass? And the tread is basically identical? Not even sure what the real difference is at this point.
Gravelking slicks are good tires in my experience. I've run some 28s and had no major complaint, other than that they are super tight to get on and off the wheel.

Indeed Panaracer makes the RH tires. I'm not sure what exactly the secret sauce is for the Rene Herse stuff compared to the rest of Panaracer's offerings. I know that I've read something on their blog but Jan is a prolific writer and there's a lot there to dig through. I thing the gist of it is that they use some different fiber materials and maybe arrangements in the casing, and maybe do some other tweaks.
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Unsure the game, but I'd like to be that good in something.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1220340462608961536
Great "kit" is the first step.
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Why do you hate America?
I'm Canadian.
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I had some things done:


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You can declare your own personal emergency any time, you know.
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I never got into Nutella. Got an assortment of fancy fruit spreads recently. This week, the "J" in my PB&J is frais de bois strawberry.
I only got into Nutella about 10-15 years ago because of my kids. It's tasty. Think chocolatey peanut butter. But it's hazelnut based.
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I had some things done:


Chrome? Everything is CHROME in the FUTURE!

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You can declare your own personal emergency any time, you know.
I retroactively declare one starting 20 years ago.
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Just finished snow-blowing the first 3” off the drive, just in time for another round of 1/4” size flakes to start up.
¼ in. size flakes usually signal the end is near.
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Chrome? Everything is CHROME in the FUTURE!

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Just bare steel. I had the cantilever posts and shift bosses brazed on.

If everything is chrome in the future, then the future must have started in 1977




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35* is about my bootie/toe cover break point - booties below, covers above. YMMV obviously.

Your body will get used to the efforts as you progress - stuff like the lower back pain will go away. That hunger may go away, too. My morning rides are usually fasted - nothing other than a latte and cup of tea before, and usually nothing more than a granola bar on the bike, if anything, even on metric centuries.
I was suprised my ass didn’t hurt. But the padding in my china made bibs works out well. The pain in my legs when I was done was crazy. I don’t think it was from over working, I think it was from the cold. Nothing seemed to help, I tried laying down, stretching, walking. Getting old no bueno.

With that being said, now that I’m warm and full I’m ready to try for the 62 again.
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maple and butter. All else is an abomination.
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