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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-24-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By thebulls
On older steel bikes, I've used water bottle cage...

On older steel bikes, I've used water bottle cage clamps with excellent success. Like these:
VO Bottle Cage Clamp - Water Bottles & Cages - Accessories...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By thebulls
Yes, I read the article after your original...

Yes, I read the article after your original response. It does sound like fun to ride an event like that in a remote region where road choice doesn't matter much. I'm not sure I'd want to ride...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By thebulls
The DC Randonneurs fleche usually ends at the Key...

The DC Randonneurs fleche usually ends at the Key Marriott in Arlington, VA, just across the river from Georgetown. What makes it fairly easy to design a fleche that ends there is 1) there are bike...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,800
Posted By thebulls
Thanks for the report. Look forward to the...

Thanks for the report. Look forward to the longer-term report. What kind of rims are you using these with?

I am "tubeless curious" but not entirely ready to make the jump. I do have one...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-14-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By thebulls
If it's set up in a remote region where all the...

If it's set up in a remote region where all the roads are safe--as Machka points out is the case with the race she cited--then OK. Anywhere in the region I administer, a race like this would be a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-13-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By thebulls
Seems to me like it combines the worst of all...

Seems to me like it combines the worst of all possible worlds. Riders routing themselves on dangerous roads because they don't know that safer ones are available. And riders racing on those roads...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-10-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,800
Posted By thebulls
Well, I can do math, but in this case it has to...

Well, I can do math, but in this case it has to be abstract algebra since I don't know the quantities involved. So which is heavier? tube + good-quality regular tire + regular rim? Or sealant +...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-10-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By thebulls
I was going to make the same suggestion about...

I was going to make the same suggestion about Boulder Bikes ...

As to steel vs Ti. Ti fatigues faster than steel. I know three randonneurs who have reached the fatigue limit on their Ti rando...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-04-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,037
Posted By thebulls
Haha, the thread that won't stay dead! OK,...

Haha, the thread that won't stay dead! OK, here's my update to mileage:

Mileage since 9/9/00.

Rambouillet 13804
Gunnar Sport 17359
Trek 400 5809 -- now dead; seat tube detached from BB...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-04-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By thebulls
My advice: Don't ebay anything for now,...

My advice: Don't ebay anything for now, particularly not a front rack. My handlebar bag is the most useful piece of rando equipment that I own!

Go with what you already own, to start with. ...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-04-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By thebulls
Hmm, I don't recall saying that I've seen people...

Hmm, I don't recall saying that I've seen people DNF with a hydration pack. I can't think of anyone who I would say has DNF'd because of one. I know a half dozen or so people who regularly carry...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-20-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,802
Posted By thebulls
Measure LT: warm up for ten or fifteen minutes...

Measure LT: warm up for ten or fifteen minutes then do a half-hour time trial at maximum effort for the full half hour; figure out your average heart rate over the final 20 minutes.

John Hughes...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-18-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By thebulls
Watching the movie, I found it jarring to see...

Watching the movie, I found it jarring to see people riding on the wrong side of the road. Made the riders seem kind of nuts and seemed like it sets a bad example for all the kids who'll see this. ...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-17-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By thebulls
Good job! This weekend's riding weather sure...

Good job! This weekend's riding weather sure beat last weekend's!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-05-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By thebulls
I don't think it'd be fun to ride rando distances...

I don't think it'd be fun to ride rando distances on what is essentially an underpowered motorcycle on public roads. If I wanted to ride a motorcycle, that's what I would buy. I think a lot of the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-29-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By thebulls
Thanks, Machka! Congratulations. Maybe I will...

Thanks, Machka! Congratulations. Maybe I will give MyFitnessPal a try. Unlike Drew Eckhardt, who is the only person who I have ever heard of who finds weight loss "easy", I am like the millions of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-27-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By thebulls
Let me know if you ever find it! In answer...

Let me know if you ever find it!

In answer to the OP: I'm slow enough that even with a GPS helping me to notice turns, randonneuring is plenty exciting enough, if by "excitement" you mean risk of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-25-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By thebulls
+1 on clearance for big tires, fenders, and...

+1 on clearance for big tires, fenders, and presence of rack mounts.

Looking at the "endurance" road bike category on the Performance web site, I don't think a single one in your price range has...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By thebulls
John Hughes posted some excellent PBP training...

John Hughes posted some excellent PBP training timelines on the Google:Randon list last year....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,313
Posted By thebulls
I also have a Soma Grand Rando, which I ride as...

I also have a Soma Grand Rando, which I ride as my regular brevet bike and I find it quite responsive. Still, it's very capable as a light touring bike, particularly when the load is carried up...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By thebulls
You posted stupid stuff saying that continued...

You posted stupid stuff saying that continued training for the next two weeks has no effect: "You will not gain any fitness in the next two weeks. "

I posted accurate stuff that points out that...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By thebulls
Hmm, let's see: Nick Bull, RUSA #2931...

Hmm, let's see: Nick Bull, RUSA #2931 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2931) , RUSA km 57982 + PBP twice.

Your extensive rando experience, Mr Anonymous who first...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,439
Posted By thebulls
Haha, there have been times when I have been...

Haha, there have been times when I have been inside a control and hoped my bike wouldn't be there when I come out, so that I have an "honorable" way out :-) Hasn't happened yet and I am sure that I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-22-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By thebulls
Can't possibly be true. If it were, we could...

Can't possibly be true. If it were, we could backwards-extrapolate. If it is true that you can't gain fitness by training for the next two weeks, then it has to be true that you couldn't have...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-21-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By thebulls
Congrats on finishing! #1...

Congrats on finishing!

#1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Basically you have two touring bikes, LHT and 520. You might as well make one of them be your rando...
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