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Posted By kingston

I follow 5 people on strava who attempted LEL...

I follow 5 people on strava who attempted LEL this year and none of them finished.
08-12-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By kingston

I have had an 80% travel job (management...

I have had an 80% travel job (management consulting) for about 25 years over the course of my career. I have an S&S bike and have taken it with me on a business trip maybe half-a-dozen times. All of...
08-10-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By kingston

Yes. That's my conclusion. The driver was 100% at...

Yes. That's my conclusion. The driver was 100% at fault. There was nothing I could have done to avoid that collision, and I rode away from that crash in the back of an ambulance. My wrists and hands...
08-10-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By kingston

Riding bikes is dangerous. I got left-crossed by...

Riding bikes is dangerous. I got left-crossed by a dump truck at the beginning of June and needed reconstructive surgery in both wrists. Probably won't be able to ride a bike outside until next...
08-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By kingston

I use free trainerday to find or build erg files...

I use free trainerday to find or build erg files then load them into free trainingpeaks which auto-loads them onto my bolt which controls the resistance on the kickr. After the workout, it's uploaded...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By kingston

I use mineral sunscreen pretty much exclusively...

I use mineral sunscreen pretty much exclusively on the bike. It's expensive, hard to use and makes you look like a ghost, but it's a lot better for your skin. I have a tube of thinksport this season,...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,492
Posted By kingston

Did anyone figure out how to fix it? I have a...

Did anyone figure out how to fix it? I have a bolt v1 that has crashed on two brevets this season after working flawlessly before. The value prop on the wahoos is that they just work, which isn't...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By kingston

If I need it to last all night I keep it on low...

If I need it to last all night I keep it on low most of the time and switch it to high when I need a bit more light. I've never noticed over-driving the headlight, but I suspect I don't need as much...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By kingston

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone...

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone else.
05-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By kingston

I carry 2-3 tubes and a pack of topeak flypaper...

I carry 2-3 tubes and a pack of topeak flypaper on long rides. I've only had to use the flypaper once, but I was glad to have it. When I got home I peeled it off and replaced it with a rema patch...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By kingston

I've been riding the same pair of dominators on...

I've been riding the same pair of dominators on brevets for the past 7 seasons, and they're still in remarkably good shape, but I decided it was time to treat myself to a new pair of shoes. I got a...
05-10-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By kingston

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This...

I'm between jobs for a few weeks right now. This must be what Tuesday in retirement will be like for me someday.
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05-10-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By kingston

Another pro patch tip. A DE razor with an...

Another pro patch tip. A DE razor with an aggressive head works great for shaving down the seams before sanding. I used a cheap Merkur Futur knockoff.
05-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By kingston

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a...

A little OMS seemed to do the trick. I mixed a bit an a baby food jar, and it mixed up ok so I added some directly to the can. Kept adding ~10ml at a time until it reached what seemed like a good...
05-05-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By kingston

I have a can of the rema cement that's getting a...

I have a can of the rema cement that's getting a little thick. Is there something I can put in it to thin it out?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By kingston

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my...

Purely selfish motivation. Another 14g in my rando toolbag is nothing, and I'm the one who'll get stuck helping the new guy put a tube in a slimy tire. Eventually I'll get around to setting up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like dynaplug is...

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like dynaplug is the way to go. It was a rainy spring 200k with a lot of crap on the road so we had five flats across seven riders. I always run tubes on brevets, but I...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,409
Posted By kingston

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive....

RH will be the best tire, but they are expensive. I use Paselas on my tandem with 559's and Michelin Wild Run'rs on my recumbent. Both acceptable and inexpensive tires that I have ridden on 400k's....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By kingston

If there's a better place to post this question...

If there's a better place to post this question let me know, but what's the best plug for road tubeless? I was on a brevet last weekend with a guy running 25mm road tubeless. He got a puncture that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By kingston

I just placed another large order from bike24...

I just placed another large order from bike24 yesterday. Great prices, fast delivery, and the dollar is strong against the euro right now making it an even better deal.
04-15-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,856
Posted By kingston

It's so confusing I'm going to ignore it and not...

It's so confusing I'm going to ignore it and not add any kind of lamp oil or kerosene or whatever to the wax in my crock pot. It's not intuitive to me that adding liquid to melted liquid wax will...
04-14-22, 08:19 AM
04-08-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By kingston

If I'm making the switch is there any reason I...

If I'm making the switch is there any reason I shouldn't just go with the HY/RD's?
04-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By kingston

I have BB7's on one of my bikes and have never...

I have BB7's on one of my bikes and have never liked how fiddly they are. Is it as easy as just getting the Spyre calipers and swapping them out with the avids?
04-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,856
Posted By kingston

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC...

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC website and they do say that some of their chains series have coatings while others make no mention of coatings. In any case, I've waxed and used up a...
04-07-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,856
Posted By kingston

I have used KMC chains with hot wax and haven't...

I have used KMC chains with hot wax and haven't noticed any difference from shimano or campy. Since I follow the MSW cleaning instructions the chains are all clean when I start, so I'm not sure what...
04-05-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,856
Posted By kingston

I've been waxing chains for several years and can...

I've been waxing chains for several years and can say with absolute certainty that each step in the MSW cleaning process removes more gunk from the chain. By the end there is nothing left. I can wipe...
04-04-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,856
Posted By kingston

I just bought several new chains for the spring...

I just bought several new chains for the spring cycling season, and I'm going to throw caution to the wind and toss one of them in the wax crock-pot without cleaning it first. I'll report back in a...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By kingston

A head-on collision between a car and a bike is...

A head-on collision between a car and a bike is an extremely rare event so annoying the rest of the world by constantly running a strobe light in front is the illusion of insulating yourself from a...
03-13-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 503
Posted By kingston

Then buy a better connector as some others have...

Then buy a better connector as some others have suggested. The cheap ones are a little sloppy. It's almost certainly not the connector in the tool itself assuming it's the original from Park.
03-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 503
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least half my connectors have a little hiss. As long as the tool works and it's not so bad it's draining the tank it's a non-issue.
03-12-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,128
Posted By kingston

I'm 5'11" and mine fit great when I was 19. Not...

I'm 5'11" and mine fit great when I was 19. Not so much as I got older so I turned it into kind of a trekking bike with a stem riser, tall stem, riser bars and grip shift. This frame would be too...
03-12-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,128
Posted By kingston

Yes that's the one, although I'm not sure that...

Yes that's the one, although I'm not sure that coating is hard anodizing, seems like something else, but I'm not an expert.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By kingston

Another big Voler fan. They run 20% off...

Another big Voler fan. They run 20% off everything sales once in a while which makes their stuff an even better deal.
03-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,128
Posted By kingston

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride...

I bought one of those new in 1990 and still ride it. Makes me a little sad to see that it's only worth a hundred dollars. I guess I'll never sell it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By kingston

I use the shimano single-sided spd pedals for...

I use the shimano single-sided spd pedals for randonneuring because you have to walk around a lot on brevets. 2-hole shoes are a lot easier to walk in and not that much worse for low-power endurance...
03-01-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By kingston

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare...

I've used Pledge to wipe off a bike on rare occasions when it's little dirty but not dirty enough to wash. It seems to work ok for that and it smells lemony fresh!
02-28-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By kingston

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my...

I buy it by the gallon and spray it all over my off-road motorcycles and have never noticed that the overspray does anything to the tires, but off-road tires don't last very long anyway. I wash my...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,548
Posted By kingston

I'd go with Chorus 12 (48/32...

I'd go with Chorus 12 (48/32 (https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/campagnolo-chorus-12-speed-groupset-165781.html)) and a Miche Jr (https://www.miche.it/en/primato-k12-6.html). or Recon 12-29...
02-25-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By kingston

I have two Lasko 4905's...

I have two Lasko 4905's (https://www.lasko.com/products/pro-performance-high-velocity-utility-fan-4905/). One on each side.
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By kingston

Toplight Line...

Toplight Line (https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-rucklichter/parent/323.html?) is my preference
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By kingston

I spent a day there on the Iron Porcupine a few...

I spent a day there on the Iron Porcupine a few years ago. It was a really nice ride. Brockway is a big hill. Bring a bike with low gears.
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02-15-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By kingston

For brevets I normally have one bottle with 7:1...

For brevets I normally have one bottle with 7:1 malto/on gold and another one with half-strength gatorade which allows me to adjust the ratio on the fly. If it's really hot I might carry a third...
02-14-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By kingston

Thanks! I loaded the Garmin Ontrail (Latin 1) for...

Thanks! I loaded the Garmin Ontrail (Latin 1) for the states I need. It was <5% the size of the map it replaced, and seems to have enough detail for my uses.


I've only ever used one base map so...
02-13-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By kingston

So many options. I need to update the maps on my...

So many options. I need to update the maps on my etrex20x that I use as a backup for randonneuring and primary navigation for off-road motorcycle riding. Which one do I choose?
Replies: 70
Views: 4,495
Posted By kingston

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally...

If I'm trying to ride a fast brevet I normally stick to a liquid diet of malto/whey mix and gatorade powder (different bottles). I also ride a lot of fasted 100k training rides which I think helps a...
02-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 203,814
Posted By kingston

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly...

I do a lot of the GLR rides. While it's mostly modern bikes, a few of us ride C&V sometimes. Hope to see you at the opener.
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By kingston

I haven't found a battery powered light that I...

I haven't found a battery powered light that I like better for randonneuring than the B&M IXON IQ Premium (http://IXON IQ Premium). I run mine with a fork-crown-mount so it's out of the way and carry...
01-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,049
Posted By kingston

I throw a peace-sign-biker-wave every once in a...

I throw a peace-sign-biker-wave every once in a while and almost always get one back.
Replies: 49
Views: 4,134
Posted By kingston

I can understand why someone might prefer the...

I can understand why someone might prefer the simplicity of cue sheet navigation, but it's becoming a very small minority, and making a good cue sheet is a lot of extra effort for the organizers...
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