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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-14-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,286
Posted By The Octopus
Hey, y'all. Octopus here. Super-stoked to see...

Hey, y'all. Octopus here. Super-stoked to see people still chattering about riding big hills fixed, and that those old posts of mine are still useful to people. I just reread the advice one, and I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-26-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By The Octopus
It's not on RWGPS, but you can expect the ride to...

It's not on RWGPS, but you can expect the ride to be loosely based on a 1000K that we did in 2014; a draft of the routes for that is up on MapMyRide. They're all open to the public, and can be found...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-23-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By The Octopus
******* Swamp 1200K: Florida, October 13-16, 2016

Y'all--

It's been an eternity since I posted here (though I am looking forward to putting some thoughts up on Rowan's recent thread on organizing events...), but I wanted to pop in and let you...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-16-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By The Octopus
As a 2-time, 80-hr finisher out of the 84h group,...

As a 2-time, 80-hr finisher out of the 84h group, I think your plan is optimistic. Loudeac twice and Mortagne are the locations for sleep that will produce that finish time (and at a pace speedier...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-31-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By The Octopus
Dirty Kanza. May 2015.

Dirty Kanza. May 2015.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-31-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,208
Posted By The Octopus
I've only done PBP twice, but fwiw, I think most...

I've only done PBP twice, but fwiw, I think most randonneurs will be more efficient with a drop bag and using the controls for most things, rather than trying to ride like its a self-sufficient tour....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-29-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,208
Posted By The Octopus
Much less scientific, but one of the things I...

Much less scientific, but one of the things I found helpful was checking the finish times on the qualifiers for those folks I knew -- people I'd ridden with -- and then comparing with how they did on...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-29-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By The Octopus
*bump* I've got a baker's dozen registered,...

*bump*

I've got a baker's dozen registered, with folks coming from all over: Oregon, California, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia... If you're casting about for another rando adventure this year,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-24-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,555
Posted By The Octopus
I rode up and down Ventoux 4 times on a fixed...

I rode up and down Ventoux 4 times on a fixed gear bike 3 days before starting PBP (and finishing in 80:00) on the same FG bike in 2011. You proposed separation between an Ironman and PBP should be...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-23-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By The Octopus
In my experience, you'll be faster, if that's...

In my experience, you'll be faster, if that's your thing, the *less* self-supported you are. A drop bag in Loudeac is your friend, especially for the 84h riders (done that twice).

Showers in...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-23-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By The Octopus
Def. worth submitting. The first perm I submitted...

Def. worth submitting. The first perm I submitted for Ohio had a similar amount of climbing. It's been ridden a number of times, and the RBA there has run that route as a brevet, too.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-05-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By The Octopus
It's ACP. It's been in the title/caption for the...

It's ACP. It's been in the title/caption for the event page, ... same as all the other brevets we offer.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-02-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By The Octopus
Registration is open for the Central Florida...

Registration is open for the Central Florida 1000K. Check it out, here (http://floridarandonneurs.com/wordpress/?page_id=934).
Note that we'll also have separate 400/300/300 brevets concurrent with...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-16-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,427
Posted By The Octopus
I've done PBP twice (and 4 other 1200s) and...

I've done PBP twice (and 4 other 1200s) and that's the benchmark I shoot for. It's worked well for me. The one 1200K I DNF'd (Uzbekistan) -- the only ride I have ever DNF'd -- had nothing to do...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-11-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By The Octopus
Central Florida 1000K (11 October 2014)

All--

The details of the Central Florida 1000K are now out, and you can check them out here (http://floridarandonneurs.com/wordpress/?page_id=934).

There are no "easy" 1000Ks, but this ride is...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-01-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By The Octopus
I've started events I really care about (PBPs,...

I've started events I really care about (PBPs, ultra races) on brand new rubber.
Other events? Eh, whatever's on the bike works fine, but I don't let things get too worn down/out before...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-07-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By The Octopus
Never carried one. I take one to PBP, but that's...

Never carried one. I take one to PBP, but that's only for locking up in SQY outside that huge shopping mall there.....
On randonnees, ain't no one gonna steel any of my crappy bikes. Couple of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-07-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 30,861
Posted By The Octopus
No. I think it's really tough to control a...

No.

I think it's really tough to control a bicycle without your feet on the pedals (and preferable clipped into the pedals). I have 2 kids and a wife and a mortgage and a job that I cannot show...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-19-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By The Octopus
Needless to say, I'm a big fan of IRO. If their...

Needless to say, I'm a big fan of IRO. If their bikes can take this (http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/content/climbing-mont-ventoux-fixed-gear-four-times) (and that was a Jamie Roy, which was not as...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-01-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,917
Posted By The Octopus
Since it's getting to be that time of year again...

Since it's getting to be that time of year again in most randonneuring places, and I know we have a lot of new(er) folks here... thought this thread might be helpful.

Current version of this is...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-11-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By The Octopus
Silk Route 1200K (Uzbekistan), 18-22 Oct 2012

I'm headed off to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for the Silk Route 1200K this upcoming Sunday (ride starts 0800h local time (EDT +9h) on Thursday, 18 October). Though I leave Sunday afternoon, I won't...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-10-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,751
Posted By The Octopus
Dude, I am so pumped for you! A big, hearty...

Dude, I am so pumped for you! A big, hearty Congratulations! on one hell of an accomplishment. You're gonna get to enjoy this deal for the rest of your life.

P.S. -- Look forward to checking out...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-01-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Octopus
YATQ (Yet Another Tire Question)

Any recommendations for a 32mm (or thereabouts) 700c tire?

Intended use: riding a 1200K in Uzbekistan, over legendarily lousy pavement. I believe all the roads are paved; just very, very poorly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-25-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,287
Posted By The Octopus
Completed a full series, fleche, and a few...

Completed a full series, fleche, and a few permanents.... Good times, as always.
Off to Uzbekistan for the Silk Road 1200K in two weeks. Details on that epic, here (http://xt-uz.com/brevet_1200)....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-20-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,927
Posted By The Octopus
I did a 200k on a pursuit bike running tubular...

I did a 200k on a pursuit bike running tubular tires. It didn't make a lot of sense, but it was fun to take that bike out and light up a long ride.

That said, I carried an extra tire and two...
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