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A couple of ideas: one, a lot of bike shops have...

A couple of ideas: one, a lot of bike shops have loaner/trial saddles, or some type of policy where if you donít like one in the first month you can either return it no-questions for a refund or...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Hah. I have hip length hair (in a bun while...

Hah. I have hip length hair (in a bun while riding) ó I canít comfortably wear winter balaclavas without a lot of finagling. But I can see the appeal. Also avoids any upset stomach after...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Have not tried either of those! The neutrogena...

Have not tried either of those! The neutrogena ultra sheer and itís generic CVS version have been my usual goop, and itís great on non-face skin but not on my face. Iíll try those twoó for long...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Sunscreen that doesn't destroy your skin when wearing all day?

What are people putting on their faces that doesn't massively over-oil skin? I'm so tired of pizzaface for a week after a brevet, yuck. Plus on multi-day events it can actively be starting to be...
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Posted By antimonysarah

From what I heard it was an issue with...

From what I heard it was an issue with positioning on non-upright bikes (mostly from the aforementioned velomobile rider). Not breaking them but just not picking them up.
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Posted By antimonysarah

For me, I suspect foot swelling and electrolyte...

For me, I suspect foot swelling and electrolyte balance are linkedóif the snacks helped get salt in you, could that be a factor for you too?
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Posted By antimonysarah

You're hitting taper time. Relax, make sure you...

You're hitting taper time. Relax, make sure you don't injure yourself, do some short rides with a few sprints thrown in to maintain fitness. Maybe do a little figuring out what food you can digest...
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Itís too late to make much of a difference except...

Itís too late to make much of a difference except possibly injuring yourself. Is this the tri-state trek? If so, I think youíll be fine, they take care of their riders. Just eat and rest when you...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yeah, I think the fact that *roads* vary a huge...

Yeah, I think the fact that *roads* vary a huge amount and cannot be compared around the US is a general truth. You can't ride on the kind of highways around here that have rumble strips and...
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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 antimonysarah

So, I have never even gotten CLOSE to 30kph for...

So, I have never even gotten CLOSE to 30kph for more than one flat, fast, 1hr group ride in a paceline. Best I've done at distance on flat, fast terrain with minimal wind in good mid-season shape is...
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Also, even if we're very careful about reviewing...

Also, even if we're very careful about reviewing our cue sheets, as GPS has become nigh-universal, route design (at least in areas like New England where there are a lot of roads and nothing remotely...
03-03-22, 01:08 PM
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I saw some group ride events when I was logging...

I saw some group ride events when I was logging in the other day (I was specifically logging on to do a workout so I didn't look at the details, but I'm pretty sure they were Zwift ones rather than...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Thereís also the fact that you can Frankenstein...

Thereís also the fact that you can Frankenstein Shimano ten-speed road front derailleur+a long cage rear 9-speed shimano mountain derailleur and go to 11-36 on the rear. (Thatís what I have ó Iíd...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Given that it sounds like you want ones on the...

Given that it sounds like you want ones on the wide-ish side of average and a cut-out, you definitely want to be including women's saddles in your search space. Basically, from what I can tell, the...
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I'm always happy to talk routes! Thanks. If I...

I'm always happy to talk routes! Thanks. If I can make it down for the LI 600k I'll get to ride one of yours; hoping I can. :)
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There is some definite dirt on that 1000k --...

There is some definite dirt on that 1000k -- Sheldon Mountain road (Mile 289)is definitely dirt. (I scouted that area when we revived the NER Lake Champlain 300k). But there's good alternate...
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In our defense, one of the things the GPS era has...

In our defense, one of the things the GPS era has encouraged is taking the nicest routing, even if it's harder to cue. Gone, at least in my region, are the days of "follow signs for route 62 for...
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Eh, having also had a bout with one of the weird...

Eh, having also had a bout with one of the weird forms of melanoma (nailbed, not ocular): I decided while recovering that I'd much rather go out because a truck pasted me to the pavement on a brevet...
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As an RBA and ride organizer: a 300k is...

As an RBA and ride organizer: a 300k is significantly more work than a 200k, IMHO. A 200k is a day ride; you don't have to worry about finding late-night controls, overnight parking rules at the...
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I made this comment and never really thought that...

I made this comment and never really thought that seriously about trying it, but now that this thread has resurfaced it occurs to me that I now have an indoor smart bike that can swap between crank...
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Fingers crossed for a normal season -- it'll...

Fingers crossed for a normal season -- it'll officially be my third year as RBA for New England, but the first possibly-normal one. I'm just trying to figure out how to balance organizing and...
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I adore my Seven. They are expensive but I would...

I adore my Seven. They are expensive but I would absolutely get one again. (I would add that with any custom, your local fitter is an important part of the equations.)

Mine is steel from when they...
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Posted By antimonysarah

So, the thing with support on brevets is that you...

So, the thing with support on brevets is that you can have support AT controls, nowhere else. (What that means in practice varies by location/event. At PBP it generally means support cars can park...
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07-27-21, 06:37 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

Or even just open them up a few weekends a year...

Or even just open them up a few weekends a year for special events -- a big special bikepacking race through them for a few days could be amazing. Even just an out-and-back double century on the...
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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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[QUOTE=GhostRider62;22156980]I doubt anyone could...

[QUOTE=GhostRider62;22156980]I doubt anyone could feel the 6-8W of a dyno hub of 3-5 watts of a Rohloff hub. Imperceptible doesn't mean irrelevant

I am a low power, efficiency minded rider....
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Posted By antimonysarah

Congratuations to you and Rowan! That's awesome.

Congratuations to you and Rowan! That's awesome.
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Well, I've officially now DNFed at each main ACP...

Well, I've officially now DNFed at each main ACP distance with this past weekend's ride. Lovely day, lovely course, and 75 miles into a 400k I just was massively sleepy, did not want to ride a bike...
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I've ridden that one -- it's a nice route! But...

I've ridden that one -- it's a nice route! But there are some real differences in different parts of the country on how easy it is to design a route that has neither obvious shortcuts or too many...
06-10-21, 02:10 PM
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Posted By antimonysarah

There's been some recent changes to the launcher...

There's been some recent changes to the launcher (security-related, I think) that were "minor" to some people and absolutely a major pain to others -- none of them were supposed to have any visible...
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Interestingly enough, I think "use Gatorade"...

Interestingly enough, I think "use Gatorade" might be closer to the right answer for me. I think, looking back, that I must have been a little short on electrolytes; one of the controls was a...
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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...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Yes to medication, but not on the list of side...

Yes to medication, but not on the list of side effects.



Yeah, I get that too, especially on cold-ish spring rides with lots of pollen in the air. But if I put on chapstick more often I'd...
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Posted By antimonysarah

mouth pain after/during long rides

Anyone else get a sore mouth on/after long rides? Roof of mouth, gums, kind of hurts to swallow? I feel like I've heard people talk about it, but not finding much on the internet. Anyone else get...
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She's definitely been leading the occasional...

She's definitely been leading the occasional event on Zwift -- I've done several that she's led. Lots of fun, even if the Zwift setup is kind of odd for Q&A sessions during rides -- everyone can see...
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I've done lots of 300k-400ks on GP4000/5000s, 25...

I've done lots of 300k-400ks on GP4000/5000s, 25 or 28mm. Like them better than the Compass/GKs at that width, but all of them were fine. Have also done one mixed-terrain 200k on 38mm GK slicks...
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Iíve run Compass 28s, Grand Bois, and Conti...

Iíve run Compass 28s, Grand Bois, and Conti GP4000s/5000s (25mm for the 4000s since they were actually 28mm), and Gravelkings. Not that much different.

I like the grip of the Contis in bad...
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The main thing I am hoping to do is scout some...

The main thing I am hoping to do is scout some new brevet routes at touring pace; if itís safe enough to self-supply and campgrounds are open, Iíll do that; if not, my spouse can probably be...
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My experience with custom is that I didn't know...

My experience with custom is that I didn't know how comfortable I could be on a bike until getting one. Now that I've been that comfortable on a bike, I've been able to hop on a stock bike for a...
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The games I've heard friends playing include: ...

The games I've heard friends playing include:
1. Picking an area (town, county, etc) and riding every road in it.
2. The VeloViewer squares thing -- riding in every square on a gridded map (I'm...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Awesome! Congratulations!

Awesome! Congratulations!
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I can do shows while doing base miles, but I put...

I can do shows while doing base miles, but I put on the next episode of something while doing a race in Zwift and, uh, I am going to have to watch that again because I have no idea what the TV was...
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Yeah, my peleton app subscription is now money...

Yeah, my peleton app subscription is now money down the drain, because I won't do that and zwift, and I haven't bothered suspending/cancelling it, but as far as I can tell you can start and stop...
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I'm in it, so I can relay instructions/help as...

I'm in it, so I can relay instructions/help as well. The thing is that right now, Zwift doesn't have club support (though they're working on it and have said as much), so the meetups are being...
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I get the buzzing-muscles-feeling-can't-sleep...

I get the buzzing-muscles-feeling-can't-sleep sometimes too. One thing (that any actual medical professionals would be horrified by, but I've seen lots of randos swear by) is that, if you're OK with...
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Also, if you have any questions about the...

Also, if you have any questions about the Boston-based series (and Vermont rides), feel free to ask me -- we've got a 200k the day before on the 28th, and a full ACP series. Plus a bunch of...
02-26-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By antimonysarah

We test rode both, and ended up with the...

We test rode both, and ended up with the Xtracycle RFA, but that was mostly because of comfortable fit -- we're both picky and fitting two picky people on one bike is even more of a challenge,...
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Those accessory mounts that give you a second...

Those accessory mounts that give you a second chunk of handlebar, but instead of turning it so it's forward-ish, angle it downwards? Then put the mount on that.

I'm not sure which of those are...
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I'm on the interest list for the LOL 1200, to try...

I'm on the interest list for the LOL 1200, to try to knock off two unfinished pieces of business (LOL, the 1200k distance in general) with one ride, but that'll depend on whether I can find the time...
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