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Posted By Bacciagalupe

Uh, dude? She asked that question 13 years...

Uh, dude?

She asked that question 13 years ago.
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Posted By GhostRider62

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and...

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and indeed, I was worried that I would be fined an hour. SO, I stopped and let him go. It was a little annoying but the local fellow on a training ride...
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Posted By groovestew

Just a bison grazing by the side of the road,...

Just a bison grazing by the side of the road, NBD. From a metric century last weekend....
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Posted By downtube42

Brief LEL 2022 ride report. I DNFd at...

Brief LEL 2022 ride report.

I DNFd at Innerleithen, about 50 miles southbound after the turnaround. After some thought, I've identified three contributing factors leading to this, my first ever...
08-07-22, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Oldairhead

People may not realize that L'Eroica has evolved...

People may not realize that L'Eroica has evolved as an event over the years. While today it is considered to be mainly a "vintage" themed bicycling event, it began as primarily something different!
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Posted By atwl77

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the...

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the toughest BRM600 in my country, and aptly named The Big Hills Challenge 3.0 which is sort of an annual event. This year's route is practically similar to...
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Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
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Posted By NJgreyhead

Did a pre-ride of the upcoming Juneteenth...

Did a pre-ride of the upcoming Juneteenth Underground Railroad populaire, put on by NJ Randonneurs.
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Posted By AlfaW

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Posted By antimonysarah

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend!...

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend! I had kind of originally hoped to do a night start as well, but the people I could scare up to ride with me wanted a day start, plus I then got...
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Posted By downtube42

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA...

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA via Astoria, OR.. I wasn't sure how I'd like the evening start - 7pm - but it turned out great. We were fresh for the night riding, rather than going...
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Posted By kingston

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

Cutoff beams aren't for you. They're for everyone else.
05-09-22, 01:58 PM
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Posted By tyrion

No way. "Gravel grinder" is cool. One term to...

No way. "Gravel grinder" is cool. One term to retire (in a bicycle context): "steed".
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Posted By GhostRider62

30 kph average moving speed in Rando terrain is...

30 kph average moving speed in Rando terrain is damned fast. There have been a couple randonneurs on uprights in RUSA who have averaged that on 400k brevets and nobody has done it on 600k on an...
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Posted By GhostRider62

John Hughes is an endurance cycling coach who...

John Hughes is an endurance cycling coach who provides a lot of free and/or very inexpensive training guidance that is overall good for randonneuring. My only quibble is a 3 week taper for like PBP,...
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Posted By GhostRider62

look into the B + M IXON Space. Rose has it on...

look into the B + M IXON Space. Rose has it on sale AND they will ship to the USA. Many power levels and decent battery. From some online forum members, it can also be powered from an external...
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Posted By downtube42

SIR Olympia 300k completed. Last year I rode...

SIR Olympia 300k completed.

Last year I rode this route - a quiet route with beautiful PNW views - in 15:42; I was hoping for better but with cold/rain/wind forecast I was prepared for a horrid...
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Posted By adamrice

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike...

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike category (results (http://my.raceresult.com/191604/results), if anyone's curious). This is in line with previous editions of the event.

Bike and...
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Posted By atwl77

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink...

Every January is my audax club's annual Pink Ride, a special BRM200 that's usually designed to be newbie-friendly, and ladies get to register for free. However, the route has been becoming a bit less...
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Posted By downtube42

Well that's done. What an adventure. Concerns for...

Well that's done. What an adventure. Concerns for heat were unfounded; we were generally okay on the flats and climbs, cold on the descents, and scary freezing cold on the night descents, of which...
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Posted By Koyote

How does one do the Ragbrai? From what I've...

How does one do the Ragbrai?

From what I've heard, drunk.
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Posted By Machka

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees...

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees this year for obvious reasons but for the first time since Rowan's accident in 2018, we are attempting a 50 km each month or in the Audax Australia...
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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...
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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...
01-27-21, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Thomas15

Agree with everything you say here. I am two...

Agree with everything you say here.

I am two weeks away from finishing a 12 week workout program that hasn’t allowed me any extra time. Once I finish, I will resume my weekly Alpe rides. I have...
09-29-20, 08:34 AM
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Posted By billridesbikes

Through the miracle of technology if you turn on...

Through the miracle of technology if you turn on erg mode in Zwift then the resistance sent to your trainer will be the same if you’re on a pretend flat or pretend hill so you’ll stay at the same...
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Posted By atwl77

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts...

I did the 600K this weekend. Weather forecasts predicted a very wet ride, so I packed extra gloves and socks, in addition to an extra change of clothes for the overnight.

It started pretty cool in...
07-24-20, 07:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for what you plan on doing, you would be...

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...for what you plan on doing, you would be better off turning the frame upside down and plugging the end of the seat tube/post. You will require less caustic liquid, and the less of that stuff...
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Posted By Chris Pringle

I like the suggestion above of training with a...

I like the suggestion above of training with a heavier helmet. I think weighted shrug exercises along with pilates/yoga help in strengthening the core and neck muscles. The exact muscles to be...
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Posted By Steamer

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to...

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to Pukesville.
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Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Nice looking used triples are fairly abundant in...

Nice looking used triples are fairly abundant in 130/74mm BCD or 135/74 for Campagnolo. 110/74mm is more difficult to find - I've been searching for a Stronglight Fission (preferably Titane) for...
06-23-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By mstateglfr

I am not 100% sure what 2 of the 3 things you...

I am not 100% sure what 2 of the 3 things you bought are, but this all just sounds like the picture of Grandpa Simpson shaking his fist at a cloud.
You have the cable, housing, housing end caps, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:08 PM
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Posted By HTupolev

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry...

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry for Americans to trust government efforts to mitigate a crisis, right?
05-18-20, 12:56 PM
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Posted By sdmc530

So I do get this. Back last year maybe when...

So I do get this.

Back last year maybe when I was ride on hunting to get my 100 ride on badge it was suggested to change my sex from male to female. so I did simply that. I also abbreviated...
05-17-20, 03:26 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

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05-07-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By tyrion

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch...

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch shaved, but since the coronavirus lockdown I've been having my Mom do it.
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Posted By znomit

Leave the GF at home. A car trailing is just an...

Leave the GF at home. A car trailing is just an invite to bailout.
04-01-20, 06:06 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Yeah, we should all be running Campy NR...

Yeah, we should all be running Campy NR derailleurs with their cracked pulleys and narrow range, just like Eddie did!

Yeah, 1 x 11 is just stoopid.
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03-31-20, 03:03 PM
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Posted By tashi

Yeah, derailleurs that work exceptionally well...

Yeah, derailleurs that work exceptionally well but aren't pretty are stupid. Holds the chain on in rough terrain? Stupid. Allows for the gear range of a traditional triple with just one chainring,...
03-31-20, 11:58 AM
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Posted By TenGrainBread

No offense Wildwood but is your off-the-cuff rant...

No offense Wildwood but is your off-the-cuff rant against the Shimano MTB drivetrain motivated by experience, or speculation? Having used the 1x Deore XT drivetrains in the past on both mountain and...
03-13-20, 11:05 AM
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Posted By northbend

Finally back from a 4900 mile road trip from the...

Finally back from a 4900 mile road trip from the nlerner Spring Training rides in the Arizona desert so now it’s time to contribute to this thread a little late to the party.

Stopped and picked up...
02-27-20, 10:22 AM
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Posted By OBoile

I'm not sure what the point of your post is......

I'm not sure what the point of your post is... but I will note that I don't consider the Weston A Price foundation to be particularly reputable. Being dedicated to following the teachings of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 10:16 AM
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Posted By PepeM

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By noodle soup

No one cares what mechanics like. BTW, there...

No one cares what mechanics like.

BTW, there are no cables on that bike.
02-26-20, 01:42 PM
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Posted By OBoile

And again, that is a massive overstatement. The...

And again, that is a massive overstatement. The definition of poison is: No one is getting sick or dying from a candy bar.

Can you pronounce all of...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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The water was over my bottom bracket and hubs....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:10 PM
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Views: 47,398
Posted By DrIsotope

Let's talk for minute about actually riding a...

Let's talk for minute about actually riding a bicycle. For the sake of clarity, we'll (mostly) discard the hyperbolic nonsense associated with big chainrings, i.e what they can do above 35mph....
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Posted By rhm

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another...

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another rider offered me a ride, which was just what I wanted. Alas it turned out I had to go to Ithaca for work anyway, so I rented a beast of a car (Ford flex)...
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Posted By unterhausen

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of...

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of alcohol poisoning


The main thing to take away from randonneuring deaths is that we are not immune. But there is only so much you can do. I...
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