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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-22-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By ILClyde
This is really great. And good on you for...

This is really great. And good on you for putting forth the effort to contact this guy. My experience was somewhat different. I was successful on the first 200k I ever rode last summer, went on to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-28-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,144
Posted By ILClyde
Just to throw out a tidbit relative to this...

Just to throw out a tidbit relative to this discussion. I had a Waterford built last fall and spent some time up at their factory. I won't get into the details but they are aware of historical...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-14-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,895
Posted By ILClyde
First one in the books! Very windy 200K this...

First one in the books! Very windy 200K this past weekend in WI (at least it seemed hellaciously windy to me! Maybe the seasoned vets just laughed.). Didn't deter me, though -- going for the 300...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-08-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By ILClyde
215 lb with 28mm tires - I had a set of wheels...

215 lb with 28mm tires
- I had a set of wheels built with White hubs and DT Swiss rims, 32h laced 3-cross. Absolutely love them so far. The White hubs have been wonderful, bang-for-the buck seems...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-02-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By ILClyde
Funny thing happened. I spent a few days with my...

Funny thing happened. I spent a few days with my business partners, all of whom suffer from varying degrees of adult-onset cycling. Actually, I consider myself the weakest cyclist in the company by...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-17-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,442
Posted By ILClyde
I'm a 49 year old, 215 lb perma-clyde (built like...

I'm a 49 year old, 215 lb perma-clyde (built like a linebacker) with bad lung issues. Wonderful combination. I tell people "imagine if Thor Hushovd was 25% bigger, and he sucked. That's me." I'm...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-08-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ILClyde
Two things have completely change my perspective...

Two things have completely change my perspective of riding in inclement weather:

- I got a really good rain jacket. It doubles as a great wind shell in cold weather! Probably 90% responsible for...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-03-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By ILClyde
Anyone have any experience with the Topeak...

Anyone have any experience with the Topeak Tourguide?

http://www.topeak.com/products/bags/TourGuideHandlebarBag
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-25-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,989
Posted By ILClyde
I know I've said this before on these pages, but...

I know I've said this before on these pages, but I tend to feel sorry for people like that. I always try to keep in mind that I'll wake up the next day and not have to deal with them. They'll wake...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-08-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,396
Posted By ILClyde
Yes to fenders. Put SKS Longboards on about 6...

Yes to fenders. Put SKS Longboards on about 6 weeks ago and haven't looked back. The one thing people overlook is that not only do they keep schtuff off of you and/or your drive train, they keep it...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-08-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,426
Posted By ILClyde
Yeah, I knew I could look it up, just hadn't...

Yeah, I knew I could look it up, just hadn't gotten around to it yet. In the first group, the last three are out because I'm either on vacation or already doing (planning? hoping?) a 400. I hadn't...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-07-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,426
Posted By ILClyde
Main goal: figure out how the heck to do this...

Main goal: figure out how the heck to do this rando thing! Yep, newbie. First one ever coming up later this spring. Hope to complete a 200, 300, 400. The 600 isn't going to work because of family...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-07-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By ILClyde
Another vote for a Selle Anatomica, BUT . . . as...

Another vote for a Selle Anatomica, BUT . . . as several people have said it's a really personal thing. But I'd recommend at least trying the SA saddles. They've got a 30 day return policy.

More...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-05-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By ILClyde
No, really. Since I've just recently come down...

No, really. Since I've just recently come down with adult-onset-randonneuring I enjoy reading longer ride reports. The short question and answer stuff is great, but I find that long reports give me...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-04-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By ILClyde
Great thread. (And, skiffrun, your long post was...

Great thread. (And, skiffrun, your long post was a very good read.) My first ever brevets are coming up this year, so it's interesting to read about break strategies. I'm hoping to do the 200,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-02-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,858
Posted By ILClyde
Oh, the difference Texas vs. England makes in how...

Oh, the difference Texas vs. England makes in how one interprets that statement . . .
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-28-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,858
Posted By ILClyde
I'm outside of Chicago. Several inches of snow...

I'm outside of Chicago. Several inches of snow yesterday, 20's this weekend and, yes, I have a 30 miler planned for Saturday. Just remember: there's no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothes.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-26-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By ILClyde
Fitness between brevets

I plan to try my hand (legs?) at randonneuring this year. I feel I've got a pretty good training plan in place leading up to the first 200K, but I'm really at a loss at how to structure things in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-26-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By ILClyde
I second what fietsbob said. (Now simply called...

I second what fietsbob said. (Now simply called Bicycle Quarterly - they dropped the "Vintage") If you like Scientific American, you might enjoy some of BQ's very analytic analysis of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-19-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,269
Posted By ILClyde
Put me down as another Selle Anatomica fan. ...

Put me down as another Selle Anatomica fan. Takes a while to get dialed in, but the best saddle I've ever ridden by not a small margin.

I do wish it was a little narrower in the middle; more...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-16-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,555
Posted By ILClyde
I feel sorry for those kids. Ironically, Lance...

I feel sorry for those kids. Ironically, Lance sort of agrees with me that it sucks to have a loser dad.

From "Every Second Counts" (2003):
"Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name,...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-16-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,555
Posted By ILClyde
Agree. To a point. While your points above have...

Agree. To a point. While your points above have some validity, what they DON'T address is what percentage of people think it's OK to be an arrogant, cutthroat, back-stabbing weasel? That's my...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-16-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,555
Posted By ILClyde
I read somewhere that even Ferrari wondered that...

I read somewhere that even Ferrari wondered that same thing, so you're not out in left field. (of course, thinking along the same lines as a slimy doctor probably doesn't make you feel any better!)
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-15-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,555
Posted By ILClyde
Phil Liggett was unavailable for comment . . .

Phil Liggett was unavailable for comment . . .
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-03-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,877
Posted By ILClyde
This makes me think he's even more of a nut case.

This makes me think he's even more of a nut case.
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