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Posted By GhostRider62

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and...

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and indeed, I was worried that I would be fined an hour. SO, I stopped and let him go. It was a little annoying but the local fellow on a training ride...
10-02-22, 06:57 AM
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Posted By andrewclaus

This is why this kit...

This is why this kit...
10-02-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Oakman

In addition to cleaning after use, remember to...

In addition to cleaning after use, remember to let thoroughly dry before storage.
10-02-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By streetsurfer

Get a tube brush

Get a tube brush
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Posted By unterhausen

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding...

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding with an unregistered rider is against the rules for registered riders. So nobody can predict if this will cause problems for OP.
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Posted By znomit

If nobody registers it doesn't happen. So...

If nobody registers it doesn't happen. So register. Or do it the week before. Definitely don't buy the last pastry in the bakery either.
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Posted By downtube42

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be...

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be lifted in 2023.

Qualify, register, pay, and participate. Otherwise you're adding the burden to the towns and roads above and beyond what the...
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Posted By pdlamb

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200...

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200 km route at the same time 5,000 other people are riding it because you don't want to eat and sleep with everyone else??
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Posted By unterhausen

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike...

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike checks on the course. So fitting in would be important. Not having a number plate might get you unwanted attention. Like you say, the roads are open, but...
09-21-22, 04:55 PM
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Posted By raqball

GoPro Hero 11 (review of sorts for cycling)

GoPro Hero 11 Black good for cycling?

I’ve been on the hunt for a new cycling camera and decided to try the new GoPro Hero 11.

I use it as a rear facing camera so I can capture the plates of...
09-18-22, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Seattle Forrest

How does the system know your FTP? Zones are %s...

How does the system know your FTP? Zones are %s of FTP, having the wrong value here would do what you're seeing. Did you do a test and enter the result into the system somehow, or did it have a...
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Posted By downtube42

This past weekend I rode the SIR Third Time's a...

This past weekend I rode the SIR Third Time's a Charm 1000k, just about 3 weeks after my first ever DNF, at LEL. I reverted to my Sella Anatomica saddle, placing the blame for LEL squarely on the...
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Posted By BrazAd

Expanding the limits...

I began cycling in June 2017. I was 57 and weighed 265 (now 225). Rode my first century in Sept. 2018 - almost didn't finish. Rode my 2nd in March 2019 and with almost 7k feet of climbing, it was...
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Posted By downtube42

Not surprising. Front what I understand, a...

Not surprising.

Front what I understand, a late reroute due to construction increased the difficulty substantially. I had planned for Yad Moss, and didn't pay sufficient attention to the reroute....
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Posted By downtube42

Brief LEL 2022 ride report. I DNFd at...

Brief LEL 2022 ride report.

I DNFd at Innerleithen, about 50 miles southbound after the turnaround. After some thought, I've identified three contributing factors leading to this, my first ever...
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Posted By samkl

I should add, turns out Lezyne has really great...

I should add, turns out Lezyne has really great customer service. They repaired my GPS for free even though it was out of warranty. I told them I’d happily pay—and they said no!
07-25-22, 10:22 AM
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Posted By WhyFi

Sure, let me do the math for you: 1 minute...

Sure, let me do the math for you:

1 minute of hard work up a 6% grade = 1 minute of hard work on a flat grade.
1 minute of easy effort up a 6% grade = 1 minute of easy effort on a flat grade.
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Bonus content! :D I've had trouble with hot...

Bonus content! :D

I've had trouble with hot spots on my feet for about as long as I've been doing longer rides. In the very beginning, I chalked it up to the Shimano 600 toeclip pedals I was...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these...

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these stories. You learn a lot about yourself and others on brevets, and also have a lot of time to sit with that. :)

My college buddy and I rode the Apple...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I "successfully" completed the NJ 600K over the...

I "successfully" completed the NJ 600K over the weekend. It is probably the easiest, best supported and nicest 600k imaginable with flat to just a touch rolling terrain thru lush farms (blueberry,...
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Posted By downtube42

I rode RUSA Perm #4032 Portland - Marmot -...

I rode RUSA Perm #4032 Portland - Marmot - Timberline today, to finish my 7th R-12. It's a fairly new perm; I'm just the 2nd to ride in. Fun fact: a friend of mine created the perm in the new system,...
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Posted By clasher

Finished a hilly 600k this weekend. Route was a...

Finished a hilly 600k this weekend. Route was a new one and some riders expressed interested and wanted to know what the gravel was like. It worked out well for me to do a proper pre-ride since I...
07-02-22, 07:59 PM
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Posted By cxwrench

Hmmmm...won't accept credit cards? Hmmmm...no...

Hmmmm...won't accept credit cards? Hmmmm...no reviews online? Hmmmm...the fact that Giant no longer makes a bike called the Rapid and by all accounts hasn't for 11 years? Seems totally legit to me.
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Posted By downtube42

I am really enjoying dot-watching the Cascades...

I am really enjoying dot-watching the Cascades 1400. Lots of people I know, both from the PNW and elsewhere. I'm checking everyone's mileage via RWGPS route, estimating when people will finish the...
06-23-22, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Badger6

Garmin Edge 1040

Not sure who else got one when they were introduced a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen plenty of folks offering their opinions in the "Buy the 1030+ or wait?“ thread, but as far as I can tell, no...
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Posted By NJgreyhead

Juneteenth 2022 populaire

Today was the NJ Randonneurs 117km Juneteenth populaire, hosted by Nigel (who had finished a pre-ride of a 400km route 4 hours before this 6 a.m. start).

The riders had to contend with a bit of...
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Posted By downtube42

Ride Report: SIR Summer Populaire. The original...

Ride Report: SIR Summer Populaire. The original plan was to do a perm pop here in Portland with a buddy, who was going to earn his Mondial award about 24 miles into the ride. But just before the...
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Posted By Andrey

Interesting, I was on the same ride in NJ. ...

Interesting, I was on the same ride in NJ.

It is my first brevet after a break for several years. It was also my friend's first brevet ever. I think we saw you at the finish and your Land...
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Posted By antimonysarah

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend!...

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend! I had kind of originally hoped to do a night start as well, but the people I could scare up to ride with me wanted a day start, plus I then got...
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Posted By clasher

I did an evening start flèche this past weekend...

I did an evening start flèche this past weekend too! We started at 6pm Friday, had a 405km route planned. We had some stiff headwinds for the first 200km, though we'd planned a 2h sleep stop just...
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Posted By downtube42

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA...

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA via Astoria, OR.. I wasn't sure how I'd like the evening start - 7pm - but it turned out great. We were fresh for the night riding, rather than going...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally, a win! I rode the Apple Valley 200k...

Finally, a win! I rode the Apple Valley 200k Classic with my buddy on Saturday. It was cool weather (45-55 degrees F), which helped make hydration less of a problem, but there were some bigger hills...
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Posted By AlfaW

Just finished my first 400 km brevet (independent ride)

Just finished successfully my first 400 km brevet (independent solo ride). I did it on old MTB bike with 26' wheels and cross country tyres.
Total time: 24:40
33 hours without sleep.
All...
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Posted By downtube42

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and...

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and it's a good thing.

After two consecutive weekends of 400ks, I decided some rest was in order. As well, my wife is leaving town for a week on Monday...
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Posted By znomit

I've started at 6pm after after a days work....

I've started at 6pm after after a days work. Needed a nap at 2am. Wouldn't recommend this. Had a DNF on a 600 that started at that hour because I tried to push through the night when I needed a...
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Posted By downtube42

SIR Spring 400k done. Tough ride with a severe...

SIR Spring 400k done. Tough ride with a severe climb up Burpee Rd towards Baker Lake at 200k. The first 200k was a mix of light rain, sunshine, and clouds, with temps in the mid 40's. Quite nice,...
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Posted By clasher

Finally started the season off myself with a...

Finally started the season off myself with a local 200.
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Posted By NJgreyhead

Pre-ride write-up

BTW, I posted a detailed write-up of my pre-ride here:
https://NJgreyheadBikes.blogspot.com

-NJg, #12705
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Posted By NJgreyhead

Glad you had a good ride, GhostRider62. The...

Glad you had a good ride, GhostRider62.

The Batsto 200 had 64 registered, but only 55 showed up to start. Seemed like a lot of DNSs, considering it was a good weather day.

There were 3 DNFs;...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I successfully completed a 200k yesterday in NJ...

I successfully completed a 200k yesterday in NJ on a red upright bike. It was supposed to be 40F at the start but driving down in the early morning darkness, the cranberry farmers ominously had the...
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Posted By downtube42

SIR Brevet Week 400k complete. I'm operating on...

SIR Brevet Week 400k complete. I'm operating on about 4 hours of sleep, so not going to say too much. Northbound was a nice tailwind, particularly nice on Scagat Flats where it's usually a brutal...
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Posted By downtube42

It's going to a busy 4 weeks, if I actually do...

It's going to a busy 4 weeks, if I actually do everything on my calendar.

SIR Brevet Week 400k Friday 4/29
SIR Spring 400k 5/7
ORR 600k 5/14-15
SIR Fleche 5/20-21 (evening start)

Then a...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Well, this one was a bust, too, at least from an...

Well, this one was a bust, too, at least from an official perspective. The weather forecast was for strong, gusting winds directly out of the south and a thunderstorm, possibly several, during the...
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Posted By downtube42

SIR Olympia 300k completed. Last year I rode...

SIR Olympia 300k completed.

Last year I rode this route - a quiet route with beautiful PNW views - in 15:42; I was hoping for better but with cold/rain/wind forecast I was prepared for a horrid...
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Posted By unterhausen

Under some circumstances I have found that just...

Under some circumstances I have found that just throwing up is not a ride ending event. Sometimes I think I make a habit of it. I did it during PBP in 2011. You'd think you would have privacy...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I once rode cross the USA and it was 110-120F but...

I once rode cross the USA and it was 110-120F but very dry in the West. It wasn't bad other than the climbs. I just had to climb very slow because there is not much evaporation to cool you when...
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Posted By downtube42

Oregon Randonneurs Grab Bag 300k in the books....

Oregon Randonneurs Grab Bag 300k in the books. After a week of rain, the forecast was for 0% chance of rain, 34F at the start, high 58, mostly cloudy, and light winds. Since it's the PNW, and March,...
02-24-22, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Hypno Toad

vEveresting | Here I go again

I'm getting excited/nervous for my revisit to vEveresting tomorrow (Feb 25) ... Last year I ended up in the hospital with 4+ IV bags after my first attempt (the longer story on my blog:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 12:37 PM
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Posted By indyfabz

Try riding with cold rain blowing at you all day...

Try riding with cold rain blowing at you all day for three straight days.

Just don’t use the circulars to line your leg warmers.

...
02-17-22, 08:02 AM
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Posted By texbiker

I use a GoPro 10. Stabilization works well for...

I use a GoPro 10. Stabilization works well for me. I use the camera as a handheld which helps take some of the vibration out of the video. For long rides I use a Drift Ghost XL camera mounted below...
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