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Posted By clasher

I've bigger hands (size 11 gloves) and found the...

I've bigger hands (size 11 gloves) and found the tektro rl-340 was a good fit for my meat mitts. The shimano bl-r400 feel much smaller in my hands, but I don't mind that either. If you have small...
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Posted By clasher

The new bolt has maps on it, and will use them to...

The new bolt has maps on it, and will use them to re-route to the course if desired. I turned that feature off since I didn't want to play with it on my first few rides. The old bolt had basic maps...
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Posted By clasher

Garmin doesn't really offer any features I want...

Garmin doesn't really offer any features I want that justify even the 20$ more the 520 costs here over the bolt. Personally I don't feel like giving them a second chance, they seem to be doing fine...
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Posted By clasher

I bought the new colour version of the bolt after...

I bought the new colour version of the bolt after the battery on my v1 finally gave up the ghost. It was all setup to my liking in less than 10 minutes. I didn't have any crashes or problems on 2...
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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

I've seen people double-flat on paved roads,...

I've seen people double-flat on paved roads, either hitting potholes, glass, expansion joints... just not paying attention. There's been a few crashes here with people riding in groups... I wasn't...
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Posted By clasher

That's pretty nice looking gravel, aside from the...

That's pretty nice looking gravel, aside from the wet. I'll take gravel over a highway any day of the week.

We have two gravel 200k on the schedule in Ontario this year... both have around 2000m...
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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 think that same thread or a similar one is on...

I think that same thread or a similar one is on the old randon newsgroup, seems like it'd be prudent to split 400+ brevets into "days" for the next while.
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Posted By clasher

My bolt v1 bit the dust recently and I just...

My bolt v1 bit the dust recently and I just decided to get another bolt. Looks like I'll have colour, and some small interface improvements. but no increase in battery life. I like the smaller head...
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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

I like the 4am starts, here the earliest the sun...

I like the 4am starts, here the earliest the sun rises is ~5:20 or so, starting a bit earlier is nice to take advantage of the twilight. I like evening starts too, it's worked well for me on the...
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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.
04-21-22, 01:47 PM
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Posted By clasher

I've had good luck washing hoods with dawn dish...

I've had good luck washing hoods with dawn dish detergent.
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Posted By clasher

I had a b&m battery light for the seatstay, it's...

I had a b&m battery light for the seatstay, it's a nice light but the mount isn't very good. I suspect the smooth carbon on the chainstay doesn't offer enough grip to keep it from moving around....
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Posted By clasher

It was a new route, first time it was run. I'd...

It was a new route, first time it was run. I'd set off to pre-ride it in 2020 but my saddle rails snapped and I turned back for home... never really got the chance to do it. The road looked fine on...
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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

I don't often use the map screen on my wahoo...

I don't often use the map screen on my wahoo bolt, it's nice if there's a complicated jog through a strange intersection, but there's not very many towns in Ontario that aren't just grids so it's not...
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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...
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Posted By clasher

I've been thinking about the rubber SA, my...

I've been thinking about the rubber SA, my experience with the rubber brooks wasn't great so I dunno why I'd try again with another brand, but I've been doing alright on my specialized toupe 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

Gotta ask them how they are enjoying their...

Gotta ask them how they are enjoying their mountain bikes.
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Posted By clasher

Yeah it seems like it's more online than in real...

Yeah it seems like it's more online than in real life. I see a lot of the "wide tires are best" responses on ****** and instagram. I'm giving the 650b thing a go for my gravel bike more than anything...
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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

Shimano 11 speed will be 10 years old this year!...

Shimano 11 speed will be 10 years old this year! I see a fair amount of 11 speed stuff on our club rides, certainly a lot more 11 speed and carbon than steel and DT shifters.
02-28-22, 02:38 PM
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Posted By clasher

If I were looking at swapping tubeless tires, I...

If I were looking at swapping tubeless tires, I think I'd give these things a shot: http://tubelessrimstrips.com/ they seem to turn a tubeless tire into a pseudo-tubular. I haven't tried it so I...
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Posted By clasher

Ya, I've heard that humidity seemed to be part of...

Ya, I've heard that humidity seemed to be part of the problem but I haven't really read too much about it, did see one article on road.cc where shimano still insists it isn't a flaw in the design......
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Posted By clasher

I picked up an FSA energy 46/30 for my new...

I picked up an FSA energy 46/30 for my new rando/gravel build... a hollow forged aluminum crankset, nothing glued together. All my shimano cranks are from the days when they were just hollow forged...
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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

If I were going for maximum efficiency, I think...

If I were going for maximum efficiency, I think I'd just be doing 60-80g of sugar an hour, plus a pinch of salt, or better yet sodium citrate. I've read that you can train your gut to handle higher...
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Posted By clasher

I'm moving to 2x on my new gravel/rando bike. I'm...

I'm moving to 2x on my new gravel/rando bike. I'm not using anything cup-and-cone in the future.... I never really liked adjusting and servicing loose-ball bearings anyway so good riddance to 'em. I...
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Posted By clasher

My main brevet bike has a shimano ultegra triple,...

My main brevet bike has a shimano ultegra triple, using tiagra 4703 to shift it, works pretty great. I like the tiny steps between gears. Unfortunately they don't make a triple shifter with hydraulic...
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Posted By clasher

Sugar is where it's at, with some caffeine and a...

Sugar is where it's at, with some caffeine and a bit of sodium. Here's one approach...
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Posted By clasher

I like the look of the elevation profile! I'd...

I like the look of the elevation profile! I'd definitely consider riding either route as a brevet. I don't know that I'd ever do a 1000k as a perm, unless I was pre-riding my own route to check it...
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Posted By clasher

I have one route with a photo control, it's just...

I have one route with a photo control, it's just an historical plaque, I was thinking that making it an info control would be easier for dealing with control cards and photos but now I'm not sure...
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Posted By clasher

Thankfully rwgps isn't beholden to venture...

Thankfully rwgps isn't beholden to venture capital like Strava is. Both bike clubs I'm in use it and it's been getting better for the most part, I guess the cues from Google or OSM depending on which...
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Posted By clasher

I fix the cuesheets in rwgps so they match the...

I fix the cuesheets in rwgps so they match the street signs. Rwgps generates really verbose cuesheets but the "review" function they introduced makes it easier to produce a good cuesheet. I do it...
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Posted By clasher

Bikin green on ebay makes 46/30 rings that bolt...

Bikin green on ebay makes 46/30 rings that bolt onto Shimano road cranks. Might be an option, they are less than 100$ iirc
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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

I've never ridden an Ontario brevet with useless...

I've never ridden an Ontario brevet with useless info controls... Is that a rusa thing? The only info controls I like are the scenic spot types.
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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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