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Posted By clasher

I was kind of thinking about trying it, but I...

I was kind of thinking about trying it, but I need to get my arse in gear this year and try to get a 1000k done, and maybe that 600k/8000m thing too. Sounds like LEL '25 will be more supported, and...
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Views: 2,300
Posted By clasher

Different hubs have different drag. link with...

Different hubs have different drag. link with lots of tests (https://www.cyclingabout.com/dynamo-hub-power-drag-testing-schmidt-son-shutter-precision-shimano/). I'm not smart enough to understand any...
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Views: 2,422
Posted By clasher

Light bikes aren't a big advantage on most...

Light bikes aren't a big advantage on most brevets, aero is more important since it's "always on" so to speak. Gravel "race" bikes tend to be lighter than the regular versions, something like that...
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Posted By clasher

I only ran it from approx 1930-2330 on high, it...

I only ran it from approx 1930-2330 on high, it didn't drain the battery completely. At the overnight it recharged long enough to run for a few more hours on medium in the morning. I ran the light in...
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Posted By clasher

Well I finished my 600 as well. 610km and 6319m...

Well I finished my 600 as well. 610km and 6319m of climbing on my rwgps files... who knew there was that much climbing in southern Ontario; I did, it was my route. I'd done it last year, and on a...
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Posted By clasher

Finished my 400K on the weekend. 19:50 was the...

Finished my 400K on the weekend. 19:50 was the time, was hoping for a bit less than that but it was only 16h on the bike so that was what I was aiming for. I rode with a group of 4 so the stops ended...
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Posted By clasher

I did my local 300, a tough one with ~2400m...

I did my local 300, a tough one with ~2400m listed on the rwgps but ~2900m recorded by two of us, one garmin and one wahoo. I was aiming for 12h ride time, 14h total. Finished in 13:48, with 2h stop...
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Posted By clasher

Finished my first 200 of the season, 8 hours of...

Finished my first 200 of the season, 8 hours of heavy rain in cool 6-8C weather made for a pretty miserable day. Fairly hilly with 1733m in the 210km. Worse too was that it was a local loop and I was...
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Posted By clasher

I bought a go-pro/gps mount and a flashlight...

I bought a go-pro/gps mount and a flashlight adapter to set it up like this, but I might use tie-wire instead of the elastic:...
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Posted By clasher

Started off my season with a flat 300k. It...

Started off my season with a flat 300k. It started with a wicked tailwind and I put a lot of time in the bank. It was -3C at the start, and got up to 8C I think. Rode with a group of 8 doing a...
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Posted By clasher

Audax and randonneur riding has been around for a...

Audax and randonneur riding has been around for a hundred years, and is experiencing massive worldwide growth... clearly it's need of some kind of fixing
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Posted By clasher

Those extra spots have all been spoken for,...

Those extra spots have all been spoken for, except for 2 at 20:15, and there's ~360 left in the last two 90h waves. If similar numbers of pre-registrations don't end up doing their SR, it seems...
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Posted By clasher

I finally registered, despite finishing a 600, I...

I finally registered, despite finishing a 600, I was waffling on it for a while... decided to pick the 84h start, wave X with a 5:15 depart. I'm close to the start with an airbnb so no worries about...
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Posted By clasher

I have the Nitto B135, their 39cm model... which...

I have the Nitto B135, their 39cm model... which measures 39 at the ends of the bar, but since it's flared the hoods are only ~32 apart. I absolutely love it. I ride on gravel roads with that bike,...
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Posted By clasher

It's in the pre-registration form, when selecting...

It's in the pre-registration form, when selecting start times, the drop-down has remaining spots listed.
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Posted By clasher

Looks like most folks are choosing 80/90h start...

Looks like most folks are choosing 80/90h start times, only looks like less than 200 more registered for the 84h start.

I could have registered now but am going to wait and see how I hold up on a...
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Posted By clasher

My knee is still giving me occasional twinges so...

My knee is still giving me occasional twinges so I am really unsure of what next season is gonna bring. Only 65 days until the first scheduled 200 for our club, and 100 for one I'm the organizer. Got...
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Posted By clasher

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the...

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the controls, the festival-like feeling at the start and finish, talking to random riders in the cafeterias. I framed the medal and control card so I have...
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Posted By clasher

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the...

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the control on the outbound leg and only 100m off the 2019 route, so hopefully there's not massive changes in the route, but it should work out well for...
08-02-22, 06:01 PM
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Posted By clasher

My rando bike is a road bike with 650B. It also...

My rando bike is a road bike with 650B. It also happens to be my gravel bike. My MTB still has 26" and it's what I'd use for anything chunky but we don't have fire roads around here so it just gets...
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Posted By clasher

In 2019 I saw more than a couple riders without...

In 2019 I saw more than a couple riders without rear lights, or dim/flashing lights, no vests, etc. Maybe they'll have the motorcycle people pulling delinquent riders during the ride. I don't think...
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Posted By clasher

Here's the post I saw...

Here's the post I saw (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=113083.msg2675890#msg2675890) with some talk of the route changes but I've not seen anything really firm about that either. It looks...
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Posted By clasher

Already got a place booked, there were a few...

Already got a place booked, there were a few flats in Rambouillet on airbnb when I was looking last weekend.
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Posted By clasher

Pbp 2023

Well it looks like the website has started to be updated!

https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/en/home/

Looks like you can still access the same ACP account from 2019 if you sign in. Not much else...
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Posted By clasher

I can't believe almost 40 hours of experiences...

I can't believe almost 40 hours of experiences and thoughts gets distilled down to a few small paragraphs. Good job on finishing an SR. I wrote a small novel on my strava for the last 600 I did.
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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...
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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...
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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 clasher

Check out our schedule...

Check out our schedule (https://www.randonneursontario.ca/sched/allsked.html), there's only two gravel brevets, and only a few other routes have a few km of gravel... it's super-easy to do an entire...
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Posted By clasher

One of our club members made it to Brest in less...

One of our club members made it to Brest in less than 21 hours, I think he was among the first out there... he was knocking out a 600 in 24 hours, but he was also a RAAM finisher so that probably has...
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Posted By clasher

My quickest 200 was in 8 hours, with an hour of...

My quickest 200 was in 8 hours, with an hour of stop time and 7 hours at ~28km/h. I was only ~85kg that year and had an ftp of ~280W, I averaged 209W, 208W WP for that 8 hour according to rwgps's...
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Posted By clasher

I bought a new frame for rando/gravel use, I was...

I bought a new frame for rando/gravel use, I was gonna buy a Thesis OB-1 (https://thesis.bike/) in the winter but they were out of stock at the time, and it only builds up 1x or electronic 2x. I...
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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...
05-16-22, 11:29 AM
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Posted By clasher

Brifter is a great word, in fact I'd say it's a...

Brifter is a great word, in fact I'd say it's a perfectly cromulent word. In an alternate universe they have shlevers on their road bikes. I don't see why having a word for a specific kind of shifter...
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Posted By clasher

Lots of this sort of stuff will start coming over...

Lots of this sort of stuff will start coming over from the gravel world... canyon has those funny hover bars that have quite a bit of give on the top, I was surprised when I saw it on a buddy's bike....
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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 clasher

I'm on a wahoo bolt, apparently it just takes the...

I'm on a wahoo bolt, apparently it just takes the cues straight from the rwgps file... the default seems to be 50m from what I can tell. I gave away my old garmin edge 200 so I don't have any garmins...
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Posted By clasher

I spend the time to edit the rwgps generated...

I spend the time to edit the rwgps generated cue-sheet on my routes. It's the same cuesheet that pops up on the gps directions so it needs to be checked, and rwgps makes it easy to do with their...
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Posted By clasher

Our club has an rwgps subscription, so anyone...

Our club has an rwgps subscription, so anyone that uses the app for our routes gets all the premium features for that route, including downloading if for offline use. For managing our routes I'm not...
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Posted By clasher

When I started doing brevets back in 2015 I...

When I started doing brevets back in 2015 I didn't have a GPS, but I ended up missing a turn on my first 300 and that turned into a 320km ride... then I DNF'd my first 400 when I did an extra 30km at...
03-04-22, 04:57 PM
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Posted By clasher

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I...

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I just knew it was something involving strippers... good to hear your experience with 'em.
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Posted By clasher

I meant the Ontario rando club, my local bike...

I meant the Ontario rando club, my local bike club is is almost all people on bikes from the last 1-15 years, though they do a few vintage rides too. I'd say from my own observations that on 200/300s...
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Posted By clasher

Hambini is a piece of **** human, I don't care if...

Hambini is a piece of **** human, I don't care if he's a good engineer or not.

https://ridewriterepeat.com/2022/01/26/six-bloopers-of-being-a-woman-in-the-cycling-industry/...
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Posted By clasher

I like to ride in the winter but I got into...

I like to ride in the winter but I got into Nordic skating last year and would like to do more skiing but the winter has been crap here so far.

I got into fulgaz this winter but while the video is...
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Posted By clasher

It helps that there are a bunch of awards to...

It helps that there are a bunch of awards to encourage people to ride. AUK also does something with AAA points for each ride and it seems kinda complicated to me.

People sometimes ask me why I...
12-07-21, 10:53 AM
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Posted By clasher

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts...

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts and playground balls, it's pretty nice... done some 5+ hour rides and didn't die so I got that going for me.
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Posted By clasher

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size...

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size floor pump strapped to the rear rack... I'll have to see if I snagged a pic or not. This was in the first 100km or so.

edit: found the pic!
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Posted By clasher

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty...

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty awesome turnout for our rides, we had 24 starters and only one DNF. The route had some gravel and a headwind for the last 100km that was gusty, ~50km/h...
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Posted By clasher

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we...

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we had a rohloff thread here...
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