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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-21-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By skiffrun
Agree. It SEEMS like it should be comfortable. ...

Agree. It SEEMS like it should be comfortable.




I dunno'. Design / shape had me chomping at the bit. Reality was another story (for me, and the friends I mention). As I noted in my...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-13-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By skiffrun
At this moment, there is nothing in my bags -- I...

At this moment, there is nothing in my bags -- I emptied them the other night to confirm what is where.

Riding tomorrow, so:

Saddle bag:


1 tube,
patches,
pen (for Info Controls,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-13-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By skiffrun
Some love those Cambrian things. Others...

Some love those Cambrian things.

Others HATE them. Count me in that group.

A friend got a Cambrian, and after he concluded it was not for him, I gave it a try. I'll admit that I wasn't in...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-04-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,918
Posted By skiffrun
Should have realized that this was a Zombie...

Should have realized that this was a Zombie thread. Lonesomesteve hasn't posted since 2011 PBP or thereabouts.

57,500 miles on my steed. My only steed. The only true road steed I've ever...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-04-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By skiffrun
What? Can't you create your own Excel...

What? Can't you create your own Excel spreadsheet?

You might contact Driscoll. I know he created a spreadsheet similar to what you describe for the Taste of Carolina 2013. I'd wager that he...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-24-16, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By skiffrun
I suggest you contact the RBA and get his/her...

I suggest you contact the RBA and get his/her opinion.

Given your supposed location, I suppose the RBA is Spencer Klaassen. If you haven't already got a way to contact him, you can get his...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-15-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By skiffrun
Proof Keith used to come down to Raleigh for his...

Proof Keith used to come down to Raleigh for his brevets (http://doctoronabike.blogspot.com/2010/04/morrisville-200k-in-pictures.html).

Scroll through the photos and find the one of Keith's red...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-15-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By skiffrun
The Tidewater 200 will be pretty flat, even...

The Tidewater 200 will be pretty flat, even though the Bent Brigade and everyone else, including RBA Keith, will think there's some climbing. Your heavy LHT should not be a problem.

Your RBA...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-14-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By skiffrun
Gosh, for once, I gave a real response and then...

Gosh, for once, I gave a real response and then "everyone else", except Nick, gave variations on my usual advice of "just go ride your bike and you'll figure it out as you do longer rides."
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-07-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By skiffrun
Get a battery operated front light -- one that...

Get a battery operated front light -- one that helps you see the road, not just a "see-me" light. You probably won't need to run it during most, maybe any, of the ride, but get a light. Bring some...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-28-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By skiffrun
I didn't think of the freeway thing, Stephen, but...

I didn't think of the freeway thing, Stephen, but I probably should have.

I used to look at more & different cycling forums, including 2 SoCal based, and I was frequently amazed by the photos /...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-27-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By skiffrun
Back-to-back. However, even on this forum,...

Back-to-back.
However, even on this forum, there have been one or two or three that insisted on calling back-to-back centuries a "double century" and, it was my opinion, got awfully darn snotty...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-27-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By skiffrun
Are there no local cycling clubs, likely with an...

Are there no local cycling clubs, likely with an on-line prescence and at least some route-slips / cue sheets on-line? If you can't talk to a local club member, or ANY other cyclists(?), at least...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-27-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By skiffrun
Good grief! Are there not roads that...

Good grief!

Are there not roads that branch off your regular route(s)? Explore them.
Do you not have access to Google-maps or RideWithGPS? Look at those on-line and explore.
Are there...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-11-16, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By skiffrun
My guess is that there could more answers to that...

My guess is that there could more answers to that Q than there are active randonneurs.

Yesterday, for the solo pre-ride of the RUSA Highpoint Region Jan-16 brevet(s), I had an IHOP Colorado...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-07-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,576
Posted By skiffrun
Oh, I like that comment / thought.

Oh, I like that comment / thought.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-05-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,576
Posted By skiffrun
Hmmn, do "Dallas to Brownsville" and "Dallas to...

Hmmn, do "Dallas to Brownsville" and "Dallas to Midland" count as traveling?

(Dan made fun of me for considering the "Carolina Spring 1200" with the comment "how much of an adventure could it be...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-05-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,576
Posted By skiffrun
It appears I posted nothing for goals in 2015 or...

It appears I posted nothing for goals in 2015 or 2014. No SR, no K-Hound either year. 2015 saw my fewest total miles since ~ 2007 AND my fewest RUSA kms since my first rando year of 2010.

The...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-13-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By skiffrun
Historically, we have had 2 regions in North...

Historically, we have had 2 regions in North Carolina. (One of those regions, Raleigh, is one of the oldest two or three regions / continuous series in the US. Those oblique historical references...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-09-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By skiffrun
There are at least two, maybe at least three,...

There are at least two, maybe at least three, current RUSA RBA's that are BikeForum members. However, each has cut back on their posting since assuming RBA duties.

One is from a largish club...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-28-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,033
Posted By skiffrun
Thank goodness I do NOT have an interest in going...

Thank goodness I do NOT have an interest in going FAST or whatever & have never felt the need to learn all these terms (e.g., LCHF, ketosis). I just ride at a reasonable pace and have done well...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-19-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,605
Posted By skiffrun
Back to the key trait of a rando bike. The only...

Back to the key trait of a rando bike. The only thing(s) I see consistently is(are):

round wheels.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-17-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,237
Posted By skiffrun
I suspect I know which 1200 -- there was only one...

I suspect I know which 1200 -- there was only one likely possibility that weekend, and I know it had too many controls while zig-zagging through the mountains. If it was the 1200 I suspect, then...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-27-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By skiffrun
My current front tyre (I am an American...

My current front tyre (I am an American originally from NW Illinois, but I prefer the British spelling to the American) is a 700x25 Continental Gatorskin. 14,590 miles and counting; no cuts, I don't...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-26-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By skiffrun
I have found that once I've had a concern about a...

I have found that once I've had a concern about a tyre, it is time to replace it. (It starts to prey on my mind and that is no way for me to ride and ride and ride -- or even just-ride.)
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