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Posted By antimonysarah

I...spent over 600 miles on the road in a car...

I...spent over 600 miles on the road in a car scouting roads for a new 600k last weekend? (yes, miles, because a: scouting multiple options and b: had to come home as I couldn't get it all done in...
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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 ThermionicScott

Another randonneur relayed to me that work horses...

Another randonneur relayed to me that work horses will pick up speed when they're getting close to home. Farmers figured they could "smell the barn." Seems to hold true for me, when you near your...
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Posted By downtube42

R12 completed! Actually last weekend, with a...

R12 completed!

Actually last weekend, with a 200k perm. Ridgefield-Etna-Silverstar starts/ends in Portland but most of the miles are across the river in Washington state. The ride crosses the I-5...
07-15-21, 06:40 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I have a feeling there is something going on with...

I have a feeling there is something going on with the phone. Is it an older phone? Wahoo gives up on older versions of phone OS very quickly in my estimation. They told me to buy a new phone when...
07-12-21, 03:35 PM
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Posted By msu2001la

There are two types of worlds on Zwift....

There are two types of worlds on Zwift. GPS-accurate worlds, and everything else.
GPS accurate worlds = London, Richmond, Innsbruck, Yorkshire, Paris and NYC. In those worlds, the routes are GPS...
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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...
06-30-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By downtube42

You said this "why this is the first year since...

You said this
"why this is the first year since the race started that the winner wasn't in the 7-9 day range."

Which seemed wrong to me since I've followed this race since it's inception, and...
06-28-21, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Rick

Race across America

first female cyclist to win Race Across America (https://road.cc/content/news/cyclist-becomes-first-woman-ever-win-race-across-america-284445)
06-23-21, 04:08 PM
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Posted By Koyote

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not...

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not get banned.
06-21-21, 11:10 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

It has barely any effect all the way down to zero...

It has barely any effect all the way down to zero length. I once told a 'bent rider that their idea of a zero length stem was a bad idea, and then decided to draw a free body diagram and check. It...
06-15-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By texbiker

A GoPro can take photos or video. With the right...

A GoPro can take photos or video. With the right model you can use voice control.
06-15-21, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Hypno Toad

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my...

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my vEversting attempt (spoiler alert: it was a major fail). If you enjoy mediocre blog posts, this is for you:
...
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Posted By unterhausen

If there is a control every 10 miles there is a...

If there is a control every 10 miles there is a problem in route design. And info controls whatever the tech should not be a snipe hunt. There was one brevet card on an eastern PA randonnee that said...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
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Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:09 AM
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Posted By James1964

This is why I avoid some group rides. Blowing...

This is why I avoid some group rides. Blowing through red lights is never a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 12:09 AM
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Posted By cpach

If you don't care about being able to sprint in a...

If you don't care about being able to sprint in a group ride, paceline down a slight incline with a tailwind, etc, or just pedal downhill really really fast (so fast, in fact, that you'd probably be...
06-11-21, 11:12 AM
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Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think our club actually advertises any...

I don't think our club actually advertises any rides as "no drop." We'll have a sweep rider who is usually accompanied by a friend or two. We'll have designated re-group spots and a rest stop or...
06-10-21, 08:04 PM
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Posted By GBK233

Personal Best today 👍

Iím 53 yrs old and started riding a few months ago. Began with 3 mile rides at average of 16mph. Bumped it up to 10 mile rides that took me around 35 mins.

Been riding about 340 miles a month for...
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Posted By SapInMyBlood

I completed my first Audax ride back in May...

I completed my first Audax ride back in May (600k), and I've just completed another one this past weekend (600k).The first one was quite flat (600k / 2800m) so I signed up for the second one to see...
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Posted By downtube42

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR...

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR 600k. Of the 27 hours of riding time, only ten or so were in the rain.

The first 80 or so miles I rode with the main group of 7 from SIR. Then I...
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Posted By unterhausen

Trans Am Bike Race is underway

Many Pennsylvania/Virginia randonneurs know De'Anna, she seems to be doing well.

Track leaders:
https://trackleaders.com/transam21

It has been raining pretty much from the start, so the...
06-04-21, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Bmach

Thanks guys I bought the Anker 10000. Works...

Thanks guys I bought the Anker 10000. Works great.
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Posted By David in Maine

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of...

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of the Midcoast Maine 300K put on by the New England Randonneurs was greeted by unseasonably cold temps and rain in the forecast. It was a cloudy 43...
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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 downtube42

I just realized I'm just a 600k, SR600, and 1000k...

I just realized I'm just a 600k, SR600, and 1000k from earning the ACP Randonneur 10000 award.

2018: fleche, 1200k
2019: PBP, SR + 1000k
2021: 200,300,400 (600k next weekend)
Distance since...
05-28-21, 06:29 PM
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Posted By znomit

The cateye ones mount nicely to odd shaped seat...

The cateye ones mount nicely to odd shaped seat stays and look pretty tidy.
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Posted By downtube42

May 22nd, Cesar and I rode the SIR "Fear is the...

May 22nd, Cesar and I rode the SIR "Fear is the Mind Killer" 400k out of Bothel, north of Seattle. This time I splurged for a hotel 3 miles from the start; Cesar stayed at a relative's house. Again...
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Posted By downtube42

I guess I missed this thread. I've been...

I guess I missed this thread.

I've been keeping my re-started R-12 going by riding the same perm, one that I can do with minimal stops. It's getting old, and I was happy to ride the Oregon...
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Posted By David in Maine

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this...

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this past Saturday. Got to finally ride the Shelburne Falls 200k from the Berkshire Brevet series in Massachusetts after the ride was postponed from the...
05-13-21, 09:40 PM
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Posted By SCTinkering

Self-Supported Century with Garmin Smart Drink/Eat

Background: I'm a 53 year old technically obese man that just happens to put anywhere from 125-180 miles in on a given week.

Equipment:
Bike- T-Lab X3
Computer- Garmin Edge 1030
Power Meter -...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies...

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies can be pretty snooty about equipment, I am not sure why. Just my opinion. You will see all manner of bikes or trikes or velos or tandems or...
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Posted By antimonysarah

I'd say it's never a bad time to try it, but...

I'd say it's never a bad time to try it, but things are definitely going to be less social than in non-pandemic times. So if you try it and it's too lonely for you, give it another try...
05-09-21, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Tomm Willians

My journey with cycling and diabetes

This is not meant as advice to anyone else who has diabetes but rather just my own experiences of making it work with type 2 diabetes.
I have tried numerous snack bars, sports drinks, varying the...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
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Posted By unterhausen

I have always said anyone can ride a 400k, and...

I have always said anyone can ride a 400k, and 1200k's are just a 400,300,300, 200. So it should be doable.

Haha.

Everyone is different, but one of the issues I had with PBP in '19 was I tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 01:49 PM
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Posted By dorkypants

RideWithGPS also has heat maps

RideWithGPS also has heat maps
04-24-21, 05:06 AM
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Posted By livedarklions

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x1440/screenshot_20210424_064339_e8c20f2d406164030fd49434f20f6c88cbb6dea9.png
04-21-21, 03:40 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

In 2019, I rode the second half of a 400 km...

In 2019, I rode the second half of a 400 km brevet on almost no calories because I managed to get my stomach upset. Not for lack of trying to eat, unfortunately. There was one point with 20 miles to...
04-21-21, 10:06 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

That tower climb was just not what I needed after...

That tower climb was just not what I needed after riding up the big hill. I have thought about doing it again to see if it's easier the second time. That was the first big climb I did on zwift, and...
04-19-21, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Rolla

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
04-19-21, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Koyote

I'm an 8.625 -- except on Tuesdays, when I go to...

I'm an 8.625 -- except on Tuesdays, when I go to eleven.
04-18-21, 11:38 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum There have to be some...

Welcome to the forum

There have to be some android ant+ logging programs. If zwift can see it, any app can see it.

I pay for ride with gps, which would work. I don't know about trainingpeaks,...
04-01-21, 06:48 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

RWGPS Basic is $50/yr....:foo:

RWGPS Basic is $50/yr....:foo:
03-29-21, 12:00 PM
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Views: 1,634
Posted By Koyote

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are...

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are faster going downhill...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By bikecrate

Had a nice day out Saturday in the Ocala Nat...

Had a nice day out Saturday in the Ocala Nat Forest. I got in 42 miles. Sunday I was a little leg sore, but made an unexpected discovery. I was riding for about 10 miles on the highway and as I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By GBK233

Just started riding last week. Hadn’t been on a...

Just started riding last week. Hadn’t been on a bicycle since 1983.

Today’s ride: (couldn’t figure out how to reduce pic size)

...
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Posted By downtube42

Formally Rejected

On a pandemic inspired whim, going stir-crazy with all the 2020 events canceled, I made a short video and submitted it to a film festival. Inspiration came while I was on my indoor trainer. I asked...
03-19-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By unterhausen

I finally noticed the effect of a zwift update

As a relative newbie, I have wanted them to make it so you could do more than one ride without quitting in order to collect route badges. Well, they finally implemented that. I hate it :)


The...
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