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Posted By jlippinbike

A1. There are probably three main differences...

A1. There are probably three main differences between Saturday morning rides that last up to 50 miles and the longer rides that last 200k (125 miles) and 300k (187 miles). First difference is that a...
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Posted By jlippinbike

This route might work for you? See...

This route might work for you? See https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38731076
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Posted By jlippinbike

Your comments seem to indicate that you think I...

Your comments seem to indicate that you think I suggested you consider going on a ketogenic diet and riding your UNSUPPORTED ultra-distance cycling events in a state of ketosis. But that's not what I...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I suppose any distance that qualifies as an...

I suppose any distance that qualifies as an endurance ride. If you are fat adapted, then you don't need to micromanage your carb consumption. Being fat adapted does NOT mean you need to avoid carb...
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Posted By jlippinbike

You seem to be fixated on replenishing...

You seem to be fixated on replenishing carbohydrate fuel during an endurance event. You might want to reconsider your nutrition and training regimens so you can avoid worrying about carbs. I've...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Sarah, thank you very much for your response...

Sarah, thank you very much for your response regarding the 1000k route I designed through your RUSA region. And I am very impressed with your knowledge of the region when it comes to the roads...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Yeah, they are on the hilly side. That's for...

Yeah, they are on the hilly side. That's for sure. Even though I live in NJ, I affiliate with PA Rando. And the PA Rando way of doing things is "the hillier the better." When I did rando between 2017...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I'm pretty sure neither route has unpaved roads...

I'm pretty sure neither route has unpaved roads in them. Typically I avoid unpaved roads in the routes I design. The new feature RWGPS has regarding "road surfaces" is often times not accurate. I...
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Posted By jlippinbike

New England Traverse 1000k - Is this route any good?

Last year I considered getting a copy of the Boston Montreal Boston 1200k route to study it and see if I'd like to ride it. A RUSA member from Maryland has a copy of that route online at RWGPS. After...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Interesting. With all the talk of PBP and how...

Interesting. With all the talk of PBP and how long it has been running I would have thought 1200k is the classic randonneuring distance. All other rides supposedly are just training for the big...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Ouch!! It sucks living at the top of a hill. One...

Ouch!! It sucks living at the top of a hill. One of the hassles of living in Princeton NJ is you have to do some climbing to get back into town. Fortunately none of those climbs are real doozies. :)
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Posted By jlippinbike

Crista is still doing the approvals. The Perm...

Crista is still doing the approvals. The Perm Program is still her little baby. I never liked info controls because they make administering the route a hassle. If the questions were not changed from...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Thanks for your concern. I wasn't really looking...

Thanks for your concern. I wasn't really looking for ADVICE. Just wanted to hear what other people thought. And those responses have been very helpful. I never thought this cycling forum would ever...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I have never put much faith in doctors, or other...

I have never put much faith in doctors, or other specialists. If I have a problem, then I typically research the heck out of it and become something of an expert on the subject myself. I basically...
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Posted By jlippinbike

While it is true as a general rule that athletes...

While it is true as a general rule that athletes live significantly longer than the general population, athletes can be categorized into subgroups and these subgroups do not always live significantly...
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Posted By jlippinbike

When I was facing cancer pre-surgery I read the...

When I was facing cancer pre-surgery I read the book title "The Metabolic Approach to Cancer" in which the authors suggest cancer patients should avoid stress, inflammation, and toxins. Mentioned...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Thank you to all of you who commented and shared...

Thank you to all of you who commented and shared your thoughts on this topic. After reading your comments I did a little more research online and came to the conclusion that it is not ultra-endurance...
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Posted By jlippinbike

How many months a year do most randonneurs ride their bike?

The other day in the pool locker room I asked a “triathlete” friend what he was going to do as far as workouts go during the off season. He responded to me that there is no “off season.” He said it...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Is randonneuring really about accumulating riding miles?

I just did a search for 300k rides for 2022 on the RUSA Web site. If you cut out CA and TX results, then there were 99 total offerings nationwide. I live in NJ, so for me the local RUSA regions (MA,...
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Posted By jlippinbike

How to avoid overdosing on oxidative stress while being an active randonneur

This will be my first post to this bike forum where I'm asking a question. Over the past two years I have not been riding a bike. I've had a nice break from being a very active RUSA randonneur from...
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Posted By jlippinbike

1. Single-day RUSA events typically come in three...

1. Single-day RUSA events typically come in three varieties: 200k (125 miles), 300k (186 miles), and 400k (250 miles). All have “official checkpoints” as you say. And I'm not aware of other long...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I'm not sure I understand your question. You...

I'm not sure I understand your question. You mention "other sources," but nowhere in your question do you mention an "initial source." And you also seem to assume that the route you would design...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Yeah, a 100-mile training ride for a 100-mile...

Yeah, a 100-mile training ride for a 100-mile main event. :)

UPDATE: I just did a Google search looking for a comparison of May temps for Hemet CA and Palm Springs CA. See...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Here's another version of the route I designed...

Here's another version of the route I designed for you. It has about 1000 feet less of climbing in it for a total of 2600 feet elevation gain. See https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35362549.

UPDATE:...
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Posted By jlippinbike

After commenting on this string recently I was...

After commenting on this string recently I was thinking about it at work. I thought back to the 25-mile ride my parents took me on when I was 7 or 8. My brother was along, too. And he was 2 years...
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Posted By jlippinbike

There is a RUSA member who rides a relatively...

There is a RUSA member who rides a relatively flat out-and-back 100k RUSA perm in your area. I just copied it to my RWGPS account and extended it using the heatmap feature of RWGPS. It might be a...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I just thought of one other thing not mentioned...

I just thought of one other thing not mentioned in this string. Preparing for your first 100-mile cycling event is much like preparing for your first running marathon. You'll train for the event, but...
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Posted By jlippinbike

Hello. I've enjoyed reading this thread. Everyone...

Hello. I've enjoyed reading this thread. Everyone seems to be very helpful with regard to the question posed. I've never entered a 100-mile biking event, but I have participated in many rides longer...
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Posted By jlippinbike

I'm not one who has done both ultra-distance...

I'm not one who has done both ultra-distance running AND ultra-distance cycling. I knew a woman who did ultra-distance running AND set a world record as a participant in the Race Across America...
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Posted By jlippinbike

So is RUSA's problem with getting insurance for...

So is RUSA's problem with getting insurance for the Permanent Program mainly about solo rides vs group rides? I've been a member of RUSA since January of 2017. I rode no perms in 2017 and I did not...
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Posted By jlippinbike

The RBA Resources page on the RUSA Web site...

The RBA Resources page on the RUSA Web site covers the rules regarding how much notice is required for an RBA to put a brevet or populaire on the RUSA Calendar. See...
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Posted By jlippinbike

UNTERHAUSEN wrote: Some people really don't have...

UNTERHAUSEN wrote: Some people really don't have a faster speed. I have been experimenting with a power meter, I basically go as fast as sustainable all the time on a brevet. Which is generally a...
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: Jeff, on last year's 600k, did you...

RHM wrote: Jeff, on last year's 600k, did you sleep or nap at the 400k point, or thereabouts? For how long? I know you told me how long you rested at the 400k point on this year's 600k pre-ride, but...
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Posted By jlippinbike

MACHKA wrote: I've done four 1200s and one 1000...

MACHKA wrote: I've done four 1200s and one 1000 .... and didn't experience nearly the struggle I do with a 600K.

JLIPPINBIKE's response: Sounds like a pacing issue for you. I heard last year (my...
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Posted By jlippinbike

FLOUNCE wrote: I'm guessing it has to do with the...

FLOUNCE wrote: I'm guessing it has to do with the fact that a bag this small - assuming it meets my needs, and it probably does - disappears on you and does not feel significant after riding hundreds...
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Posted By jlippinbike

ATWL77 wrote: I want to conserve energy on a 600k...

ATWL77 wrote: I want to conserve energy on a 600k and not ride hills on a 600k like I'd do on training rides. And surprisingly it's very, very hard to actually keep my HR in Z2-Z3; I just lose focus...
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Posted By jlippinbike

FLOUNCE wrote: If I get a knapsack, maybe I'll...

FLOUNCE wrote: If I get a knapsack, maybe I'll get that one. It does seems like a lot of money. What about it specifically do you like? Does your back get sweaty? Thanks.

JILIPPINBIKE's response:...
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FLOUNCE wrote: The reason I moved to eating...

FLOUNCE wrote: The reason I moved to eating hourly was that previously I was bonking all the time, and always at the end.

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
About four years back I met a 5'7'' female...
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FLOUNCE wrote: jlippinbike, what is good knapsack...

FLOUNCE wrote: jlippinbike, what is good knapsack for ultra long distance?

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
You can read my Amazon “review” for the bag I swear by. See...
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FLOUNCE wrote: I try to get 200-300 calories per...

FLOUNCE wrote: I try to get 200-300 calories per hour and that seems hard to do from only the above foods.

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
I don't know about you, but I have to run on a treadmill well...
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Posted By jlippinbike

SPOONROBOT wrote: I prefer to eat while moving...

SPOONROBOT wrote: I prefer to eat while moving and usually spend as little time in controls as possible. The more time I spend off the bike the harder it is for me to get riding again.
...
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FLOUNCE wrote: If you eat solids (rather than...

FLOUNCE wrote:
If you eat solids (rather than being mainly liquid nutrition) on long brevets (I'm not talking about century rides, I'm talking 300km/190 miles and up), 1) what do you eat, and how...
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: A handlebar bag is a great thing to...

RHM wrote: A handlebar bag is a great thing to have on a randonnee; but it may contribute to shimmy. Moving the saddle a little may reduce the bike's tendency to shimmy. If so, then we look for a...
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: Training? I know what it is, and you...

RHM wrote: Training? I know what it is, and you know I don't do it, so let's not go there.

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
Actually, I know that you do train. You do not follow a formal training plan....
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: Are you using the same principles...

RHM wrote: Are you using the same principles today as you did 35 years ago, and have the results changed as your body has aged?

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
Yes. I use the same principles today as I...
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: There is a prefect bike fit and setup...

RHM wrote: There is a prefect bike fit and setup for any given rider+bike.

JLIPPINBIKE'S response:
I don't remember using the word “perfect” in any comments I made earlier. I was taught a long...
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Posted By jlippinbike

RHM wrote: I'm looking for other people's...

RHM wrote: I'm looking for other people's experience with successfully setting up a bike for grand randonnee type rides.

JLIPPINBIKE's response:
I don't really see much of a difference between...
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Posted By jlippinbike

COLT_LUGAR wrote: I am thinking of trying...

COLT_LUGAR wrote:
I am thinking of trying randonneuring. It looks like a challenge (duh) and would fit with my schedule. I have no desire to race, and my job prevents the long tours I want to take....
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Posted By jlippinbike

FLOUNCE wrote: Cycling or any physical activity...

FLOUNCE wrote:
Cycling or any physical activity done in lieu of sitting on the couch or in front of a computer munching fatty snacks, is going to be much better for your health. Having said that,...
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Posted By jlippinbike

That sounds confrontational. Could you please...

That sounds confrontational. Could you please tone it down a bit. Thanks!
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