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Forum: Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback 07-07-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By joewein
As someone who prefers email to phone calls for...

As someone who prefers email to phone calls for business myself, I can understand the frustration. However, cost is no real obstacle if you use Google Voice or SkypeOut. I live in Japan and can't...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-04-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 21,174
Posted By joewein
366 km (227 mi) during the first 24 hours of a...

366 km (227 mi) during the first 24 hours of a 400 km brevet.

I've done this twice, the first year without sleep, the second year with about 15 minutes.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-04-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By joewein
I've not any issues with drag from dynamo hubs,...

I've not any issues with drag from dynamo hubs, either the Shimano or the SP PL-8. In fact I often ended up switching off the headlight in the afternoon on a ride I started early in the morning,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-03-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By joewein
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RLsdNYNJFzU/V3m...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RLsdNYNJFzU/V3m08jcRMcI/AAAAAAAB26Y/RDXYylUVaLM0_U8MU-Wkb0AUOjmjpQnZQCCo/s800/IMG_20160702_105336.jpg

For my 47th consecutive month of "A Century-A-Month" I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-08-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By joewein
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x7cw5251D50/V1V...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x7cw5251D50/V1VADEBmXOI/AAAAAAAB1Hg/cpddo1UMYoYHT37TMPhmcq0fzj2zA0AbwCCo/s800/IMG_2837.JPG

With BRM604, my annual 600 km brevet, I'm now up to 46 months of "A...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-02-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,704
Posted By joewein
I am getting email notifications of thread...

I am getting email notifications of thread postings that contain links to beta.bikeforums.net instead of www.bikeforums.net. If I click on those links I get prompted to log in with user name and...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-01-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By joewein
<TechAlert> rhm - total elevation gain is a...

<TechAlert>
rhm - total elevation gain is a highly variable metric, much more so than distance: I more or less trust it only when measured with a GPS unit with barometric altimeter (Garmin...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-28-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,945
Posted By joewein
Changing batteries mid-course may be OK if all...

Changing batteries mid-course may be OK if all you care about is navigation, but I also like to record my rides and powering down the device to change batteries would at least split the recording...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-28-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,945
Posted By joewein
The etrex 20 doesn't support ANT+ (unlike the...

The etrex 20 doesn't support ANT+ (unlike the etrex 30), so it will not let you use a speed/cadence sensor or a HR monitor. I find that without a speed sensor the displayed distance of GPS units will...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-25-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,755
Posted By joewein
bikenh, why don't go out and ride your challenge...

bikenh, why don't go out and ride your challenge then, instead of belittling others' amazing feats of endurance ("everyone and their brother can do it")? Riding 300+ km every day for a year is no...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-25-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By joewein
I reserve Sundays for my wife and family while I...

I reserve Sundays for my wife and family while I do all day rides on most Saturdays. I probably wouldn't be doing that if my kids were not in university yet.

I do those long rides because I enjoy...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-17-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
Was it perhaps this thread? 29er Tubeless...

Was it perhaps this thread?
29er Tubeless Problem - TK540 + Ignitor- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/29er-tubeless-problem-tk540-ignitor-604763.html)

FWIW, this German dealer page...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
thebulls - My rims are Velocity Blunt SL rims,...

thebulls - My rims are Velocity Blunt SL rims, which are disk-only and tubeless ready.

My backup plan for punctures is just an inner tube and tire boot, no different from when I rode with tubes. I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-14-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
Yeah! I made the leap to tubeless today! ...

Yeah! I made the leap to tubeless today!

For the switch I decided to downgrade from my Compass Babyshoe Pass EL tires to the standard (non-Extralight) version because the EL sidewalls are really...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-10-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By joewein
To chip in my 2 yen's worth on steel vs....

To chip in my 2 yen's worth on steel vs. titanium: I don't know huge numbers of cyclists who ride Ti frames here, but even so, several among them had frames that cracked and needed to be re-welded or...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-08-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
My point about quoting you on "rotating weight"...

My point about quoting you on "rotating weight" was not about weight as such but about you distinguishing rotating from non-rotating weight. That distinction is largely irrelevant for randonneuring....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-08-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By joewein
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tD2Wana7WhA/Vy7...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tD2Wana7WhA/Vy7qlQZJXgI/AAAAAAAB0Zs/pSSJt8WAq7oSKo-4ZvTaoKpd54mjWu2EQCCo/s800/IMG_2731.JPG

I'm now up to 45 months of "A Century A Month". On Saturday I headed...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-08-16, 03:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
I think the significance of rotating vs....

I think the significance of rotating vs. non-rotating mass is overrated outside of racing. Randonneuring and other long distance cycling does not usually involve a lot of sudden acceleration. In...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-05-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,576
Posted By joewein
So far the 2016 plans are going well. I managed...

So far the 2016 plans are going well. I managed to repeat my unexpected success at the 400 km brevet, so 200-300-400 km is in the bag. To finish 600 km in 40h was always going to be a long shot, but...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-05-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By joewein
About 37,000 km on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket...

About 37,000 km on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket since October 2011. That's 90% of the distance as I've put on my Toyota Prius over 8 years.

I got a new fork half a year ago to switch to a disc...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-05-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By joewein
I have Brooks B17s on both of my bikes, but...

I have Brooks B17s on both of my bikes, but saddles are very personal. What works for one person doesn't work for another.

The only thing I would generalize is that overly padded, soft saddles do...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-02-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,576
Posted By joewein
The leap from a metric century to an Imperial one...

The leap from a metric century to an Imperial one is not a big one. Primarily it's about pacing yourself and eating and drinking regularly. From an Imperial century to a 200 km brevet the difference...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-30-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,945
Posted By joewein
I wish Garmin would cure itself of featuritis and...

I wish Garmin would cure itself of featuritis and instead concentrate on getting the basics right. Returning from a 400 km brevet and losing the entire recording at my front door is what motivated me...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-28-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By joewein
April is my first 1000 km month this year (last...

April is my first 1000 km month this year (last year I managed 4 such months, starting with March). I'm now at 1034 km, with one Saturday still left.

I did a 400 km brevet last weekend. I rode 30...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-28-16, 01:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,777
Posted By joewein
Last Sunday, as I had already passed the final PC...

Last Sunday, as I had already passed the final PC of a 400 km brevet around Mt Fuji (report with pictures here (http://www.joewein.net/blog/2016/04/26/brm423-400-km-on-the-elephant-nfe/)) and was...
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