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Posted By atwl77

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they...

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they really picked a challenging route for this brevet.

Even before the ride began, it was quite a logistical challenge. The most glaring obstacle was in...
09-16-22, 11:37 AM
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Posted By northbend

We got the Elk and no signs here. I'll trade you...

We got the Elk and no signs here. I'll trade you some...

When you're this big you don't have to look both ways
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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 downtube42

I think you can do 100 miles on an ill-fitting...

I think you can do 100 miles on an ill-fitting bike without things going too far south. That becomes less true quickly as the distance increases. I think dealing with comfort on the bike is as...
09-10-22, 12:28 PM
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Posted By rm -rf

The cap unscrews after the two bolts are...

The cap unscrews after the two bolts are completely loose. It's for setting the bearing preload.

I really like the Park Tool repair guides (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help). They...
09-09-22, 09:06 PM
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Posted By FBinNY

Look down to the Admiral Hopper quote below ...

Look down to the Admiral Hopper quote below

I've been away from the forums for a while. But some people may remember me from a few years back and know that I've ALWAYS advocated measuring for...
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Posted By joewein

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In August 2012 I visited Taiwan with my family. It was a great trip and I would like to back...
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Posted By atwl77

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring...

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring buddies were suffering in the UK, I did another 400k over the weekend. This was more of a big experiment/testing phase to try new things and hoping to...
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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....
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
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Posted By oneclick

Tiny 1973 Supercourse

I though I had posted the before pictures somewhere but cannot find the thread. This is a bit curious because it's the only year Raleigh made a Supercourse frame this small (20 1/2"), and as well the...
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Posted By GhostRider62

A wise person told me that long brevets always...

A wise person told me that long brevets always get very personal.

I DNF'd a 1200K recently. I broke the seatpost changing the saddle in the morning. Even the best wrench in NJ couldn't fix the...
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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...
08-08-22, 06:24 PM
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Posted By '02 nrs

google image search/

maybe the pc has a glitch-most certain I posted a link.tip; next time there is no link you can search an image on a cell phone.nothing came up on the Raleigh though.How do I use Google Lens to...
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Posted By atwl77

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the...

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the toughest BRM600 in my country, and aptly named The Big Hills Challenge 3.0 which is sort of an annual event. This year's route is practically similar to...
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Posted By girona

I am sorry that you are getting upset at me for...

I am sorry that you are getting upset at me for trying to help. Hopefully someone else reading these posts may find this information helpful.

Specific to Garmin Varia. Check out GP Lama's video...
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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 joewein

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My July Century is complete, extending the streak to 119 consecutive months (162 km with 1988 m of...
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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Machka

Saturday -- ...

Saturday --

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Today, Rowan and I cycled the longest ride we've done since prior to his accident: 73 km.

We were planning to...
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Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:12 AM
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Posted By datlas

Best advice is go for fit and comfort. You may...

Best advice is go for fit and comfort. You may want to consider the Virginia Tech ratings as well:

https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html
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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 clasher

This is the year of DNFs for me. I've now DNF'd a...

This is the year of DNFs for me. I've now DNF'd a 200 for the first time due to my own mistakes with a bottom bracket bearing install... dunno what went wrong exactly but it seems like I didn't press...
06-17-22, 04:58 PM
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Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) TREK 1000

From Bicycle Guide, May 1986.

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Posted By unterhausen

NJ always has great support on their rides.

NJ always has great support on their rides.
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Posted By GhostRider62

I got the centenary medal medal today on NJ's...

I got the centenary medal medal today on NJ's 300K, it is an old route. The 15th route approved by RUSA. It is a lovely route but very hard. Today's brevet was so professionally run that it is almost...
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Posted By clasher

DNF'd today's 300, it's a bummer 'cos of the...

DNF'd today's 300, it's a bummer 'cos of the centenary medal but I'd had 3 flats in 30km, including changing a flat when I woke up this morning. Couldn't find anything in the tire but some holes......
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Posted By downtube42

Ride report. Light rain interrupted by...

Ride report.

Light rain interrupted by regular rain, spots of sunshine, then returning to light rain. Then more rain and also some rain. Fortunately warmer than forecast, so we didn't get...
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Posted By downtube42

I spent a solid 4 hours this evening getting...

I spent a solid 4 hours this evening getting prepped for the SIR 600k this weekend. I'm not complaining... it's a labor of love... but still. I had to break the route into 4 segments because it had...
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Posted By AlfaW

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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...
05-22-22, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

It's too cold to ride, STILL, and I just don't...

It's too cold to ride, STILL, and I just don't feel like going to the market so I thought I do a small job that's been waiting. Now you all know I have a strange love hate thing with Shipmano and...
05-11-22, 08:56 PM
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Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) MIYATA 210

From Bicycle Guide, Mar 1986.
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05-10-22, 06:28 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Vintage Colnago + Vintage Vinyl: Does it get any better?

With my addiction to vintage vinyl, I am always looking for LPs. This one struck my eye, 1979, Tim Weisberg, Night Rider!

Almost full Colnago gear, the MASI shorts snuck in somehow. ...
05-09-22, 05:53 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

for a lovely handmade donut here in the middle of...

for a lovely handmade donut here in the middle of Illinois, the cost is a bit over $1, so the dollar to donut ratio is close to 0.95 or so (edit: oops. that should be 1.05). Still a good value, and...
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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 ThermionicScott

Well, ****. A health scare in the family, a late...

Well, ****. A health scare in the family, a late night in the ER, and today's 200k is out. Thankfully, we're on the mend, but I've got even less room for error now. There's only one 200k left in the...
05-03-22, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Prowler

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I...

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I could not help but ponder this today. I spent much of my ride time this morning appreciating how lucky I am. Lucky to own this old wreck of a bike and...
05-01-22, 01:36 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Well I cursed it by decreeing the nice sunny...

Well I cursed it by decreeing the nice sunny weather yesterday, and so today was back to very British grey skies and drizzle. It didn't stop me getting out on the bike though, but I'm not nearly as...
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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...
04-17-22, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Dylansbob

It seems whenever I'm really stressed, I make...

It seems whenever I'm really stressed, I make lowball offers to susceptible cool bikes on the local sites. My problem tavern on the block had a couple fights, a car crash, and a shooting that...
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Posted By Riveting

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you...

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you want learn to prevent movements, but what you actually want to do is learn to plan for them the night before, so they occur right before the start of...
04-13-22, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

I won't post the copyrighted image, but today's...

I won't post the copyrighted image, but today's "Frazz" comic made me think of this thread.

https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2022/04/13
04-13-22, 06:36 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Local lakes ride on the 83 Davidson. With those...

Local lakes ride on the 83 Davidson. With those 38's, such a great All-Rounder!...
04-12-22, 11:01 PM
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Posted By verktyg

Plug & Play Setup

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When you hear hoof beats, think horses not Zebras!!!

BITD, Installing a...
04-10-22, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Drat. ...

Drat.

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