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    Thanks. That makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by lhbernhardt View Post
    This is when you lightly hold your gloved hand over the rolling tire in order to remove any little shards of glass or metal it might have picked up when you rolled thru that patch of loose crap at the last intersection. The front tire is dusted with your hand just in front of the fork crown. On the rear, you dust the tire between the seat stays and seat tube. Just make sure your hand doesn't get caught between the tire and the seat tube; it CAN happen! Hold your hand close to the seat stays.

    You only need to do this for smooth, thin tires. You've probably already seen this done by experienced riders and just didn't know what it was called.

    Luis

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    Love this thread!
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    Nice thread! I'm doing a 75km fundraiser in early May which I plan to stretch to a metric century. I have a 46x16 gear fixed bike but I plan to switch the rear cog to 17T to lower my gear inches. Will start training soon and theres plenty of encouragement here.

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    I've done a few metrics fixed now, but haven't yet worked my way up to an imperial one. Slowly but surely will get there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
    I've done a few metrics fixed now, but haven't yet worked my way up to an imperial one. Slowly but surely will get there...
    I did three last year. I forget miles and work off time by increasing time approximately 10% on a long ride once a week for three weeks and cut back the fourth week to recover. Then begin rebuilding where I left off at highest time or back up one. If you have the base for 60 miles it won't take long to build up reasonably close to projected time for the 100 miles. For example if I think I will do a certain century in 5:45 once I can ride 5 hours to 5:15 over similar terrain of the century I feel good to go. You can survive the century with less build than this but I'm drafting geared riders on the flat centuries and trying to survive hilly courses on the others. I'm no expert on long distance fixed riding but this method has worked for me.

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