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Old 11-01-10, 04:26 PM   #626
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sweet rig, shorthanded. hope to meet you on one of those tasty carroll co. unpaved roads. -GB
heck yeah, brown- i hope to ride with those folks on the 13th of november, so if you come on out, look for the 'lectro blue eye-talian randobike, and shout at me!
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Old 11-03-10, 03:44 PM   #627
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heck yeah, brown- i hope to ride with those folks on the 13th of november, so if you come on out, look for the 'lectro blue eye-talian randobike, and shout at me!
ride. . . 13th of November. . . Carroll County. . . dirt roads??? Details!!! I'm in Frederick Co. too.
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Old 11-03-10, 04:24 PM   #628
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i dunno if it's happening yet-- but i have the saturday free, and i'm keeping the eyes on chuck and crista's google group. i'll let you know what's happening if i see anything though, rsj-
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Old 11-04-10, 07:43 AM   #629
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shorthanded, red sox junkie, you've got a PM.
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Old 11-05-10, 03:40 AM   #631
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shorthanded, red sox junkie, you've got a PM.
damn brown-- i wrote y' back, but BF won't let me use PMS til i have more posts! long and short-- if y' pm me yer email, i'll holler at you when we have dirt road rides up here-- but we try to do them tuesday mornings and we'll bust out a saturday with a little lead time, so we'd be glad to have y' if you feel like rolling up. in the meantime-- i'm keeping the eyes peeled on the chuck and crista rides-- so hope to see y' on one of those soon!
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Old 11-12-10, 12:34 AM   #632
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Old 12-31-10, 01:49 AM   #633
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Old 01-02-11, 03:13 PM   #634
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Old 01-23-11, 11:45 AM   #635
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Update of my IF... rigged for S24O touring - shakedown for a self supported 320 to 380 2-3 day Adirondack mountain exploration next fall.



Currently I'm in PT for my back - but getting the mind and body ready to start some winter centuries as soon as I can tolerate the bike position and get a base back.
What type of saddle rig do you have going on here?
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Old 01-23-11, 06:07 PM   #636
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Yesterday i joined "SuanDhon-Gold City 2011" which one of the most popular long distance cycling in Thailand.


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Can't believe that i can go this far, but i didn't finish this event.(Still about 60 km to finish line.)

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Here she is, my long distance machine, a circa 1963 Cinelli B. The last big ride (for me) I did on the B was 400km over two days. Everything was going great until the BB started to unscrew itself in grand Italian fashion after 300km. I managed to fix it enough on the road so that I could pedal about 20km before it came undone again, but the last 100km was quite a pain. I have since replaced the cottered cranks with a set of vintage TA Pro V's and the gearing and non-cottered aspect of the cranks is now much better. I have the original Nitor saddle on the bike in this picture and I keep it on for city-cycling, but I switch it out for my Ideale saddle on long runs.

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Old 02-01-11, 10:29 AM   #638
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I've been passionately drawn to the randonneuring 'concept' for a few years now, but my remote location makes it a solitary pursuit! Most of my local riding buddies will do a century, but seldom much more. Not finding it attractive to drive for half or full days to an event or organized training ride also slows down my rando career.

This year hopefully my unsupported solo rides on empty, but scenic byways will breach the 200K barrier. Here's my ride:



On the 2011 January century:

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Wow, some pretty nice bikes posted here over the last few days!

Jan, if it makes you feel any better, I am surrounded by rando clubs and could participate in at least a dozen RUSA randos every year - but I've discovered that I really prefer to ride by myself anyway.
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Wow, some pretty nice bikes posted here over the last few days!

Jan, if it makes you feel any better, I am surrounded by rando clubs and could participate in at least a dozen RUSA randos every year - but I've discovered that I really prefer to ride by myself anyway.
So why is that stopping you from riding brevets? Ain't nothin' says randos gotta ride in a group. Round here most don't, or ride in twos and threes.

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Freshly racked and fenders. Velo-orange 37mm hammered aluminium fenders and the VO Randonneur rack. Just waiting for my Acorn Boxy Rando to arrive from sunny CA. And then she's all set.

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So why is that stopping you from riding brevets? Ain't nothin' says randos gotta ride in a group. Round here most don't, or ride in twos and threes.

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To be honest, I'm a bit fed up with people these days - people on bikes in particular. Especially around here, cyclists are almost universally slaves to current racing fashion, and anyone not toeing the line gets an earful. I'm awfully tired of hearing about the latest carbon bits, or how I'll ride so much better with clipless, or brifters, or Lycra, or whatever. I still ride the occasional brevet, but they've become less meaningful to me as time passes. I may look into doing more permanents, but just for the benefit of having pleasant routes already scouted for me, as the award system set up by RUSA just doesn't get me fired up.

Nothing against people who live for the stuff - I just wanted to point out that it's "OK" to be an independent LD rider.
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To be honest, I'm a bit fed up with people these days - people on bikes in particular. Especially around here, cyclists are almost universally slaves to current racing fashion, and anyone not toeing the line gets an earful. .
Are you turning into a grumpy ol man Six Jours? I don't think it's the "current racing fashion" so much as it's the "current fashion." I remember standing next to my bike at the start of my 6th 1200k and watched someone point at my bike and say "this guy obviously doesn't know what he's doing." Because I didn't ride what they considered a "proper" rando bike I don't know what I'm doing, yeah right. I think it's just human nature that if you are doing it different you are doing it wrong.
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Yeah, I'm pretty grumpy. And yes, it really is "racing fashion". Even the truly old guys around here are doing randos on 15 pound carbon bikes - with about 10 cm. of carbon spacers on their carbon steerers, to get their carbon handlebars up high enough. And they'll give you a hard time if you show up on a classic steel rando frame with 650b wheels. Conversation with these folks is pretty hard on my middle finger.
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Yeah, I'm pretty grumpy. And yes, it really is "racing fashion". Even the truly old guys around here are doing randos on 15 pound carbon bikes - with about 10 cm. of carbon spacers on their carbon steerers, to get their carbon handlebars up high enough. And they'll give you a hard time if you show up on a classic steel rando frame with 650b wheels. Conversation with these folks is pretty hard on my middle finger.
It may also be a regional thing. You need to go hang out in Seattle for a while. It'd be like a home coming. As far as I'm concerned it's what ever gets you there be it a classic Rivendale or a Colnago EXP!
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As far as I'm concerned it's what ever gets you there be it a classic Rivendale or a Colnago EXP!
Absolutely. That's more or less the attitude around here. But then, I've noticed tons of people on race bikes at a 200k. A 1000k - not so much.
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Yeah, I'm pretty grumpy. And yes, it really is "racing fashion". Even the truly old guys around here are doing randos on 15 pound carbon bikes - with about 10 cm. of carbon spacers on their carbon steerers, to get their carbon handlebars up high enough. And they'll give you a hard time if you show up on a classic steel rando frame with 650b wheels. Conversation with these folks is pretty hard on my middle finger.
I hear ya. My "local" rando crowd (in Portland, almost 200 mi away) is very tolerant of equipment choices. Here in Bend OTOH, if it ain't a racing bike, then what the **** are you doing riding it?? Whatever. Funny thing is, the higher level the riders are the more they appreciate my "antiquated" bike. It's the cat-5 wannabe's that are the worst.

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Freshly racked and fenders. Velo-orange 37mm hammered aluminium fenders and the VO Randonneur rack. Just waiting for my Acorn Boxy Rando to arrive from sunny CA. And then she's all set.
Nice bike and setup.

There's two green Pacers at the local shop. I was commenting last week about what a great color they are.
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...But then, I've noticed tons of people on race bikes at a 200k. A 1000k - not so much.
Have you done PBP? What I said about it being a regional thing is based on my observations over the years. At a ride like PBP you can almost tell what nationality/region a person is or came from by the type of bicycle they are riding. People from countries (or regions) where the riders have to ride in bad weather often (such as England and NW U.S.) tend to have the more rugged bikes with fenders and lots of baggage capacity. People who are from warmer climates tend to be on the lighter bikes with no fenders and little or no baggage. It tends to be a result of necessity. If you ride in bad weather equipment wears faster, you carry more clothes etc. If you ride in good weather you don't need all that stuff so a carbon race bike becomes more user friendly. Heck, I can spot a group of Italian rides just by their bikes. I haven't done a brevet in SD in a few years so I don't know what the demographics are down there anymore but it used to be pretty much dominated by "race" style bikes and a few recumbents. Maybe that's changed?

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