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I rode my December century on the first Sunday of the month (162 km on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

On August 3rd I found myself taken to a hospital...

On August 3rd I found myself taken to a hospital in an ambulance after a fall. Nothing bike related, but I bumped my head and injured my back and it was painful. For the first week I could barely...
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Posted By joewein

I have close to 46,000 km (about 28,500 mi) on...

I have close to 46,000 km (about 28,500 mi) on the center lock disk brake SP on my 650B disk brake Elephant NFE, my main bike since 2016.

I also have 39,000 km (about 24,000 mi) on my Bike Friday...
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Posted By joewein

Late report for the July ride (164 km on Strava...

Late report for the July ride (164 km on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/9465580892)).

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Posted By joewein

Late post of my June "Century a Month" ride: ...

Late post of my June "Century a Month" ride:

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Month #130 of...
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Posted By joewein

Late report of my May Century on 2023-05-06: (on...

Late report of my May Century on 2023-05-06: (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/9024655205))...
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Posted By joewein

Here's my late report for my April century, which...

Here's my late report for my April century, which was a 230 km Trace ride on April 8, 2023 from Matsumoto in Nagano (as in 1998 Winter Olympics) to Tokyo:
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Posted By joewein

Here is my late report for the March "CaM",...

Here is my late report for the March "CaM", written a couple of days after the 2023-03-12 ride:
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Posted By joewein

I have fallen a little behind since CaM Month...

I have fallen a little behind since CaM Month #125 in January. This was my February report:

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125 consecutive months of "Century a Month" completed. 162 km (101 mi) in West Izu with 1940 m...
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Posted By joewein

On Christmas eve I finally rode my December...

On Christmas eve I finally rode my December century (165 km, on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/8286453444)). That extends the "Century a Month" streak to 124 months.

The week before I...
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Views: 2,658
Posted By joewein

2023 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,876
Posted By joewein

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I rode a second Century in August, two weeks after the first one (171 km, on Strava...
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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 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 joewein

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Last Thursday, I finished my "Century a Month" for June 2022 (168 km on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

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I did my first Century ride for May on Saturday (190 km with 2464 m of elevation gain, on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

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The last training ride before the Fleche from Aichi to Tokyo on the coming weekend and what a ride...
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Posted By joewein

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On Sunday I could finally do my March Century ride (166 km with 2242 m of elevation gain, on...
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Posted By joewein

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My Flèche team had a training ride planned that would take us across Hakone, but with the snow...
01-14-22, 07:12 AM
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Posted By joewein

Bixby Bridge on Hwy 1?

Bixby Bridge on Hwy 1?
01-14-22, 07:09 AM
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Posted By joewein

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Mt Fuji and some houses with a view, in Izu peninsula on my most recent Century ride.

Looks...
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Posted By joewein

In December I ordered a new phone, the recently...

In December I ordered a new phone, the recently released Google Pixel 6 Pro, to upgrade from my existing Pixel 3. It arrived after the New Year holidays and I had a chance to test it out on a bike...
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Posted By joewein

2022 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
Replies: 59
Views: 13,335
Posted By joewein

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On December 12 it was time for my December Century ride (consecutive month #112). So many options,...
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Posted By joewein

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a...

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a week ago, it's a 300 km ride the weekend after next (since the season starts in November). Until October I hadn't done any regular brevets in 2021...
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Posted By joewein

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Friday night I rode out to Chichibu, to do a loop the next day to Mitsumine shrine and back,...
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Posted By joewein

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October done (192 km with 2335 m elevation gain on Strava...
08-30-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By joewein

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"Ites green and gold is the rainbow..." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dB7jFixvE)
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Posted By joewein

I did two century rides in August two weeks apart...

I did two century rides in August two weeks apart (plus one metric century). The centuries completed 9 consecutive years of "Century a Month".
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Posted By joewein

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My first real summer ride this year. It got as hot as 33 C (91F). For the past couple of weeks we...
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Posted By joewein

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On June 13 I rode my June Century (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5462822700))...
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Posted By joewein

What I do there is to keep my last pair of shoes...

What I do there is to keep my last pair of shoes around. They may be a bit tattered and the cleats worn out, but in principle they're usable and I know there are no size issues. Once I buy the next...
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Posted By joewein

That! I think before Shimano moved the shift...

That! I think before Shimano moved the shift cables under the bar tape to make them more aero, things used to be better (Tiagra 4600, 105 5500, etc) and if you're using downtube or bar end shifters,...
05-23-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By joewein

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78 km of cycling to the mountain trail - 5 km of hiking the forest in clouds - 92 km of cycling...
05-11-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By joewein

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Mount Fuji and Tanzawa mountains on a hazy day
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Posted By joewein

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride...

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride for the month (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5223920943) with pictures). That brings my streak to 105 consecutive calendar months with at...
04-19-21, 09:08 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210414_070921639_58f540eaac01461239f797213768103baa97ed4a.jpg​​​​​Things you see on a bike on a rainy day
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Posted By joewein

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi...

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture back to Tokyo (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5065640949)) and my third Flèche overall.

Although we officially did...
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Views: 13,335
Posted By joewein

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215 km with 1600 m of elevation gain (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4906351051))....
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Posted By joewein

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box....

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box. Many people carry those in 2nd or 3rd bottle cages. Under the downtube a water bottle may get dirt on it, but for a tool box it wouldn't matter that...
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Posted By joewein

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5...

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5 person Fleche team with which I attempted a 360+ km ride last October...
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Views: 13,335
Posted By joewein

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February Century done! :) (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4749923349))

I rode...
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Views: 13,335
Posted By joewein

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It...

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It came to 200 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4560980072)), with temperatures between -2 C and 8 C (28F to 46F). I left late-ish around...
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Views: 13,335
Posted By joewein

2021 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
12-28-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,502
Posted By joewein

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Elephant (http://www.elephantbikes.com/stock/), meet container ship -- Container ship, meet my...
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Posted By joewein

In my experience if you run wider tires at...

In my experience if you run wider tires at pressures suitable for tarmac and gravel roads then pinch flats are really not much of an issue. After 32,000 km (20,000 mi) on Compass/Rene Herse Babyshoe...
12-07-20, 03:57 AM
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Posted By joewein

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Mt Fuji with rain clouds seen across Suruga bay from the village of Heda on the west coast of Izu...
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Views: 15,997
Posted By joewein

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month...

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month complete! 172.5 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4433698472)) in Izu peninsula some 120 km west of Tokyo and also +24T (VeloViewer...
Replies: 57
Views: 15,997
Posted By joewein

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months...

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months of CaM!

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Yesterday I returned to Chichibu for...
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