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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-20-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By mmac
Already did 28mi last weekend on my new mtb and...

Already did 28mi last weekend on my new mtb and 20mi on my heavy fixed gear last weekend. I'm getting totally stoked!

The great Lakes Randonneurs first event is a 200/300k the same weekend I have...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-14-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By mmac
Unfortunately I'm too prissy to bike to work...

Unfortunately I'm too prissy to bike to work while I'm wearing a suit, and it's only 2 miles.

The local rando club appears to to not do their first 300k until the day before almanzo :(...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-14-13, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By mmac
Preparing for Gravel

I'm looking at a few different races/events and I don't know if I'm biting off more than I can chew. My previous experience with gravel is mostly solo, I have little experience with large riding...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-11-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By mmac
Try googling the model of your DVD player and...

Try googling the model of your DVD player and "region free hack".
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-11-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By mmac
I have been using a Specialized Body Geometry...

I have been using a Specialized Body Geometry Phenom on my Trek, and it works great. The saddle is so comfortable that I did a century the same day I purchased this saddle (I did got sore after 80...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By mmac
I have used windproof sweatpants designed for...

I have used windproof sweatpants designed for cross-country skiing, and they worked great. I think they were originally ~$200, but I found them for appx 75% off. This is probably the time of year...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-09-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By mmac
For two winters I used a Magicshine mounted to my...

For two winters I used a Magicshine mounted to my helmet, with the batter pack zip tied in the back. I don't know if I would want to wear it 24/7 with that extra weight, but it wouldn't be...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-08-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By mmac
Using a similar powered battery light attached to...

Using a similar powered battery light attached to my helmet I was able to feel like I as riding in daylight, and often blinded motorists and pedestrians. I would see street signs 2-3 blocks away in...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-08-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By mmac
Just to clarify, you said that you were going to...

Just to clarify, you said that you were going to avoid asymetric lights, but symetric lights waste too much light into the trees?

Do you like them or not?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-08-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By mmac
Which bike to fit, train, and ride?

Last summer I did a number of long solo rides, and really enjoyed them. I found a randonneuring club that I would like to try riding with on a 200k in may. I feel very comfortable doing the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-08-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By mmac
I used a Magicshine for a while, and that was...

I used a Magicshine for a while, and that was just under 700 lumens. It pissed off a lot of drivers, and people riding bikes with me in the winter hated it because it was bright enough to make it...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By mmac
I would check out the forte titan wheelset from...

I would check out the forte titan wheelset from performance. I have a friend with them and they seem okay.


http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1034379_-1___...
Forum: Touring 04-22-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By mmac
At first I thought you were from Menomonie (the...

At first I thought you were from Menomonie (the real one) and was going to suggest you just took the red cedar to cornell/ Chippewa county rec area. Isn't there a bike path that goes from the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,440
Posted By mmac
Make sure that your LBS knows this is for...

Make sure that your LBS knows this is for insurance too. You don't need scratched brifters, those should be replaced. :D
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By mmac
Dual function pedals are going to be...

Dual function pedals are going to be significantly heavier than pedals that don't need to have the mechanical parts for cleats AND a platform.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,321
Posted By mmac
I just fixed up the girlfriends roadie. We are...

I just fixed up the girlfriends roadie. We are usually able to ride at the same pace if she drafts me, it works quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-18-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By mmac
On a metal frame it's not important unless it's...

On a metal frame it's not important unless it's really close to the weld.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-12-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,549
Posted By mmac
Last saturday I had a car narrowly pass me. When...

Last saturday I had a car narrowly pass me. When I saw the driver pull off later I came up to him in the parking lot.

me:
"I'm not sure if you know this, but the state of wisconsin wants cars to...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-12-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By mmac
Now if only I could find one that can hold my...

Now if only I could find one that can hold my Nalgene
Forum: Road Cycling 04-07-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By mmac
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Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22,924
Views: 3,675,702
Posted By mmac
Getting it tuned in, it's a trek 1.2 with a few...

Getting it tuned in, it's a trek 1.2 with a few upgrades.

http://uploaded.interestingnonetheless.net/mmac/IMG_7229.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By mmac
I'm assuming this is what you mean....

I'm assuming this is what you mean. http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_specs.php?serialnum=721

Speaking from experience, I have a trek 1.2 I put a 105 groupset and some new wheels on.

I paid...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,988
Posted By mmac
I converted my Salsa Casserole Single into a...

I converted my Salsa Casserole Single into a 20speed by adding an XT Long Cage RD, an 11-36 cassette, and Ultegra 54/39. I plan on using the bike for multi-day tours out west next summer though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-28-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By mmac
I've been running an old 9spd XT rd on an ultegra...

I've been running an old 9spd XT rd on an ultegra drive train for a few hundred miles now. It's working great!

From what I understand the only real difference in 10sp is the chain and the...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,409
Posted By mmac
I can't believe I got arrested the other day for...

I can't believe I got arrested the other day for breaking the law!



I better warn people on the internet that breaking the law is illegal!
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