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Posted By clasher

In my limited experience in France, everything is...

In my limited experience in France, everything is flexible if you ask the right way :)

I think any organizer that is worried about cheating should just require photo controls and/or e-pop instead...
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Posted By clasher

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and...

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and one of my favourite memories of it too! I guess it's neutral support in a sense.

I gotta chuckle anytime I hear about people being against the...
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Views: 5,965
Posted By clasher

Got my 300k for 2021 done. I designed the course...

Got my 300k for 2021 done. I designed the course so luckily only a 6km ride to the start... we had a good turnout, around 12 folks for a miserable forecast. The route itself is very scenic and a bit...
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Posted By clasher

I dunno if I would use IGH on a long brevet (a 3...

I dunno if I would use IGH on a long brevet (a 3 speed on a 200 might fun). I've found my derailleur bike to be reliable enough and even if the shifters break or the derailleur gets smashed one could...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah, cards were stamped very quickly, 5 minutes...

Yeah, cards were stamped very quickly, 5 minutes or less seemed like the average time to me. I didn't get food at Loudeac on the way out but most other controls seemed like half an hour? If the hot...
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Posted By clasher

Got my first official 200k of the season done,...

Got my first official 200k of the season done, it's one of my favourite routes... about 1800m of elevation. Weather was almost perfect, not too hot or humid, sun was out for a change too. We've had...
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Posted By clasher

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just...

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just the rules are a bit different than they were before covid. I managed to get a full series in last year (200,300,400,600) all ACP. Hopefully this...
03-27-21, 09:49 PM
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Posted By clasher

If I wanted to do something like this I think I'd...

If I wanted to do something like this I think I'd buy a 25.4mm carbon post and the 26.2 -> 25.4 shim. I don't have any recommendations on 25.4 carbon posts though.
02-02-21, 01:57 PM
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Posted By clasher

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler...

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler guide to interval training (https://blog.mapmyrun.com/simpler-guide-interval-training-cyclists/). I have 4 workouts I made that are basically the same...
01-27-21, 12:17 PM
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Posted By clasher

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route...

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route badges and all the easy 'extra credit' badges... working on the 25x alpe badge but dunno if I will ever do the everest one. Riding in metric earns a...
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Posted By clasher

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR...

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR this year with a nice flat 200K that went through a nice part of the province... the Niagara peninsula between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The route...
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Posted By clasher

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000,...

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000, they're pretty great for rando, the only thing I changed were the stock wheels; far too overbuilt for my needs and I wanted a dynohub.
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Posted By clasher

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works...

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works on chrome afaik) and it'll figure out the % of time pedalling on a ride. I did a flat 200k yesterday and pedalled 87% of the riding time. On a hillier...
10-03-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By clasher

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring...

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring this year and it was comfortable. I got a giant tcr with some chainstay damage that I built into a trainer bike, put on a drivetrain and have been...
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Posted By clasher

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used...

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used bike that has a decent gear range, maybe even a triple if you're gonna hit the mountains. I built my first rando bike out of nice columbus tubed road...
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Posted By clasher

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB,...

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB, finished in 13:38h for 304km and ~1300m elevation. The wind wasn't much of a factor but the ride started out on the cool side, -2C at the start and in...
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Posted By clasher

Managed to get a sanctioned 400K done, I forgot...

Managed to get a sanctioned 400K done, I forgot my shoes when I drove to a closer one so this one required an out-of-town stay. Done solo this time....
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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, 09:52 AM
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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...
07-23-20, 08:51 AM
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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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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 :)
07-14-20, 07:03 PM
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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, 06:17 AM
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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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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....
06-24-20, 08:42 AM
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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...
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Views: 2,896
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...
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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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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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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...
05-15-20, 03:07 PM
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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
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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...
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Posted By clasher

A 4% slope would make for a long ride to get to...

A 4% slope would make for a long ride to get to everest elevation... like 400km I'd guess... There's an everesting calculator out there you can plug strava segments into and it'll tell you how long...
05-10-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By clasher

I've lost about 50lbs this year. 1200/calories a...

I've lost about 50lbs this year. 1200/calories a day for a dude 5'10". About 15 years ago I was around~300lbs and managed to get down to 220 and stay between 200-220 for the last 10 years or so. Last...
05-04-20, 09:14 PM
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Posted By clasher

I did a ride yesterday (with a power meter) and...

I did a ride yesterday (with a power meter) and it was 4,237kJ for total work but their calorie count was 5,517 for the 6h13m I was riding. I always eat back the total work number. I find on zwift...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah, there's a lot stunt driving going on here...

Yeah, there's a lot stunt driving going on here too, sadly a 17 year old was ran down and killed last night and the driver fled the scene.

I am gonna give it a crack tomorrow anyway, I might just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By clasher

I spent a lot of time on all-day rides in the...

I spent a lot of time on all-day rides in the sun, I buy those little suncreen sticks that look like deodorant applicators. The small ones can fit in a pocket and it takes 10-15 seconds to reapply....
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Posted By clasher

17 controls would quickly turn into a pub crawl...

17 controls would quickly turn into a pub crawl with some riders I know... 2 or 3 is all I need on a 200. I wonder how ACP will change after all this...
04-16-20, 01:41 PM
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Posted By clasher

I signed up on the website and got a 7 day trial,...

I signed up on the website and got a 7 day trial, I think I did almost 400km in my first week on zwift. Dunno if 25km would have hooked me like the week trial did.
04-13-20, 07:26 PM
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Views: 1,628
Posted By clasher

I did a 7 day trial that started when I did my...

I did a 7 day trial that started when I did my first ride, then I signed up for a month, it's on a recurring thing but it tells you the date you have to disable that option by to prevent next month's...
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Posted By clasher

Bianchis in Canada definitely have a premium...

Bianchis in Canada definitely have a premium price. If you're close to the border you might save money buying it in the states.
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Posted By clasher

I like the clear and defined BC Randonneurs...

I like the clear and defined BC Randonneurs policy (http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/introduction/rules.html#anchor118168) on pre-rides. I like that they disqualify people if they don't show up to...
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Posted By clasher

I gave Pete some ideas to avoid the greater...

I gave Pete some ideas to avoid the greater Toronto area to hopefully LOL is a bit more pleasant in that regard.
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Posted By clasher

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I...

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I designed the route. It was a warm, humid day, especially for autumn. We had 11 riders come out and a good mix of locals and folks from afar. The route...
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Posted By clasher

The Tucson brevet week had 2 days between the 400...

The Tucson brevet week had 2 days between the 400 and 600 but that means a lot of sitting around. We do one rest day between the 400 and 600 in Ontario. Doing a full-value on the 400 makes it a bit...
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Posted By clasher

I'll try and remember to post here if I see the...

I'll try and remember to post here if I see the update.

I was hoping to get down and do the Tucson brevet series this year but work got in the way.
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Posted By clasher

It's a long way from Phoenix but Devil's week...

It's a long way from Phoenix but Devil's week (http://randonneursontario.ca/Devils_Week/Devils_Week.html) happens every year somwhere in Ontario. I imagine the website will be updated once we get our...
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Views: 14,967
Posted By clasher

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would...

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would like to do it again but with a better plan and a support driver. Get some hotels booked and try for a more civilized ride. Going to Loudeac might have...
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Posted By clasher

One of our club members apparently set the...

One of our club members apparently set the fastest time out to Brest but I don't know any details about the rest of the ride, heard they were going for a sub-50 hour time.

I had a good ride, spent...
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Posted By clasher

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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