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Posted By clasher

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the...

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the controls, the festival-like feeling at the start and finish, talking to random riders in the cafeterias. I framed the medal and control card so I have...
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Posted By clasher

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the...

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the control on the outbound leg and only 100m off the 2019 route, so hopefully there's not massive changes in the route, but it should work out well for...
08-02-22, 06:01 PM
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Posted By clasher

My rando bike is a road bike with 650B. It also...

My rando bike is a road bike with 650B. It also happens to be my gravel bike. My MTB still has 26" and it's what I'd use for anything chunky but we don't have fire roads around here so it just gets...
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Posted By clasher

In 2019 I saw more than a couple riders without...

In 2019 I saw more than a couple riders without rear lights, or dim/flashing lights, no vests, etc. Maybe they'll have the motorcycle people pulling delinquent riders during the ride. I don't think...
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Posted By clasher

Here's the post I saw...

Here's the post I saw (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=113083.msg2675890#msg2675890) with some talk of the route changes but I've not seen anything really firm about that either. It looks...
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Posted By clasher

Already got a place booked, there were a few...

Already got a place booked, there were a few flats in Rambouillet on airbnb when I was looking last weekend.
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Posted By clasher

Pbp 2023

Well it looks like the website has started to be updated!

https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/en/home/

Looks like you can still access the same ACP account from 2019 if you sign in. Not much else...
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Posted By clasher

I can't believe almost 40 hours of experiences...

I can't believe almost 40 hours of experiences and thoughts gets distilled down to a few small paragraphs. Good job on finishing an SR. I wrote a small novel on my strava for the last 600 I did.
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Posted By clasher

Finished a hilly 600k this weekend. Route was a...

Finished a hilly 600k this weekend. Route was a new one and some riders expressed interested and wanted to know what the gravel was like. It worked out well for me to do a proper pre-ride since I...
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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

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 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

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.
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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

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...
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

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

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

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

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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Posted By clasher

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size...

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size floor pump strapped to the rear rack... I'll have to see if I snagged a pic or not. This was in the first 100km or so.

edit: found the pic!
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Posted By clasher

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty...

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty awesome turnout for our rides, we had 24 starters and only one DNF. The route had some gravel and a headwind for the last 100km that was gusty, ~50km/h...
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Posted By clasher

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we...

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we had a rohloff thread here...
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Posted By clasher

Finished my 400K for the season, just have a 600...

Finished my 400K for the season, just have a 600 left. This was a route I developed... tried to pre-ride it last year but snapped a saddle rail a 100km into it and decided to head home. I didn't...
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Posted By clasher

On the start line I didn't even think my approach...

On the start line I didn't even think my approach was the right one...
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Posted By clasher

In my limited experience in France, everything is...

In my limited experience in France, everything is flexible if you ask the right way :)

I think any organizer that is worried about cheating should just require photo controls and/or e-pop instead...
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Posted By clasher

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and...

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and one of my favourite memories of it too! I guess it's neutral support in a sense.

I gotta chuckle anytime I hear about people being against the...
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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 clasher

I dunno if I would use IGH on a long brevet (a 3...

I dunno if I would use IGH on a long brevet (a 3 speed on a 200 might fun). I've found my derailleur bike to be reliable enough and even if the shifters break or the derailleur gets smashed one could...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah, cards were stamped very quickly, 5 minutes...

Yeah, cards were stamped very quickly, 5 minutes or less seemed like the average time to me. I didn't get food at Loudeac on the way out but most other controls seemed like half an hour? If the hot...
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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...
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Posted By clasher

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just...

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just the rules are a bit different than they were before covid. I managed to get a full series in last year (200,300,400,600) all ACP. Hopefully this...
03-27-21, 09:49 PM
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Posted By clasher

If I wanted to do something like this I think I'd...

If I wanted to do something like this I think I'd buy a 25.4mm carbon post and the 26.2 -> 25.4 shim. I don't have any recommendations on 25.4 carbon posts though.
02-02-21, 01:57 PM
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Posted By clasher

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler...

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler guide to interval training (https://blog.mapmyrun.com/simpler-guide-interval-training-cyclists/). I have 4 workouts I made that are basically the same...
01-27-21, 12:17 PM
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Posted By clasher

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route...

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route badges and all the easy 'extra credit' badges... working on the 25x alpe badge but dunno if I will ever do the everest one. Riding in metric earns a...
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Posted By clasher

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR...

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR this year with a nice flat 200K that went through a nice part of the province... the Niagara peninsula between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The route...
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Posted By clasher

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000,...

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000, they're pretty great for rando, the only thing I changed were the stock wheels; far too overbuilt for my needs and I wanted a dynohub.
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Posted By clasher

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works...

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works on chrome afaik) and it'll figure out the % of time pedalling on a ride. I did a flat 200k yesterday and pedalled 87% of the riding time. On a hillier...
10-03-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By clasher

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring...

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring this year and it was comfortable. I got a giant tcr with some chainstay damage that I built into a trainer bike, put on a drivetrain and have been...
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Posted By clasher

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used...

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used bike that has a decent gear range, maybe even a triple if you're gonna hit the mountains. I built my first rando bike out of nice columbus tubed road...
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Posted By clasher

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB,...

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB, finished in 13:38h for 304km and ~1300m elevation. The wind wasn't much of a factor but the ride started out on the cool side, -2C at the start and in...
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