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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-07-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
I got my December 200k in yesterday, completing...

I got my December 200k in yesterday, completing this year's Century A Month Challenge. The last few days have been unseasonably warm for Wisconsin this time of year. We haven't had any snow yet to...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,351
Posted By Lex Fati
Nice job putting this together, Paul. I'll have...

Nice job putting this together, Paul. I'll have to remember Calhoun as another option in the future. Being able to get a pre-built wheel makes dyno lighting more accessible.

I second the Shutter...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-18-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,130
Posted By Lex Fati
Berner is onto something here. I picked up a...

Berner is onto something here. I picked up a pair of the 45Nrth Wolvhammers and rode them through two winters, but still they don't prevent the frozen toe experience completely in the single digits...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By Lex Fati
Nice answer.

Nice answer.
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By Lex Fati
It was years ago, but I was out riding a unicycle...

It was years ago, but I was out riding a unicycle one day and ended up carrying back an office chair.
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,957
Posted By Lex Fati
Thanks for sharing the article, asmac. I like to...

Thanks for sharing the article, asmac. I like to see articles like this in non-cycling specific news sources. It is good to remind the public that we're out there.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-17-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
I picked up a cheap fixie in early October, and...

I picked up a cheap fixie in early October, and rode my first fixed gear century on it two weeks ago, Saturday. It was a 200K perm route I ride fairly frequently. There is a bit of rolling terrain...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-13-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By Lex Fati
If you are unsure, it is likely you don't need...

If you are unsure, it is likely you don't need one, but that still doesn't make a dynamo extremely nice to have.

As Chris and unterhausen have already mentioned, it is nice to have light at all...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-19-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Rode two "end of season" 200Ks this October. ...

Rode two "end of season" 200Ks this October.

The first one, out of New Richmond, WI, was the last brevet of the Minnesota Randonneurs season. Although it felt a bit cold right at the beginning,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-16-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Hard to believe September is already here. As...

Hard to believe September is already here. As expected for this time of the year, the temperatures are changing drastically. This last weekend, I was up in Door County for the Door County Century. ...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-14-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
rhm, love the NJ pine barrens photos and write...

rhm, love the NJ pine barrens photos and write up. It really expands my midwesterner's perception of the state.

I rode several 100+ mile rides in August, but none can compare to PBP. Certainly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-08-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
July was a good month, though a bit tamer than...

July was a good month, though a bit tamer than June. I got the month off to a good start riding Dan Diehn's Coulee Challenge 200K (http://bike.apiotrowski.net/ridelog/#2015-07-03) from Black River...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-29-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Hypno Toad: You've got a good spring/summer run,...

Hypno Toad: You've got a good spring/summer run, anyway!

Last year, I met a few Minnesota Randonneurs who ride 200Ks through the winter, and they inspired me to shoot for my R12...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-16-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Now that we're in the heart of rando season,...

Now that we're in the heart of rando season, getting in centuries just keeps happening.

The first weekend of June, I got in my requisite ride with the Minnesota Randonneurs Rochester - Decorah...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-07-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
I've kept up with my riding at least, if not my...

I've kept up with my riding at least, if not my posting.

In April, I first tagged along down to central Illinois to ride the 300K with St Louis Randonneuring. The terrain there is flatter and...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-11-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
This last weekend the weather was beautiful (at...

This last weekend the weather was beautiful (at least compared to what it had been) and I got in not one, but two rides for March (http://bike.apiotrowski.net/ridelog/#2015-03-07). Actually, I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-01-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Lex Fati
Maybe it has to do with registering by mail. ...

Maybe it has to do with registering by mail. Registering online was nearly instantaneous.

Sometimes things that I've ordered can take a while, but it is an entirely volunteer run organization...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-01-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,887
Posted By Lex Fati
I certainly like the idea of connecting...

I certainly like the idea of connecting point-to-point permanents to create a network, even if not across the entire country.

In fact, I recall not to long ago on the perm owner's mailing list a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Got my ride for February...

Got my ride for February (http://bike.apiotrowski.net/ridelog/#2015-02-08) in on Sunday with a 210K.

I'm really noticing how my relative inactivity during the winter affects performance. In...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
Wow, Joe. That screw in the tire looks grisly. ...

Wow, Joe. That screw in the tire looks grisly. Glad there wasn't severe rim damage and that you could finish the ride. Love seeing the Japan pictures, too. Makes me wish I'd have picked up...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-07-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,813
Posted By Lex Fati
January's 200K

I got mine in on January 1st with my 200K permanent (http://bike.apiotrowski.net/routes/central_wisconsin_sampler/). Average temperature was about 15 degrees F, which seems like a heat wave compared...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-18-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By Lex Fati
I ride a Bern Macon EPS with the winter knit...

I ride a Bern Macon EPS with the winter knit liner designed for it and a thin fleece cap underneath. I'll supplement with a balaclava, goggles, and/or face mask if needed. It has kept me more than...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-15-14, 01:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,875
Posted By Lex Fati
Like many that have already posted, most of my...

Like many that have already posted, most of my day to day destinations/basic needs are within 5 miles, but I have no problem going much further if I happen to have a reason to reach a destination...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-05-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,129
Posted By Lex Fati
I very much agree with you on this point. I wish...

I very much agree with you on this point. I wish more governments did as well.
Forum: Living Car Free 04-05-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,129
Posted By Lex Fati
I agree that signals need to work for all road...

I agree that signals need to work for all road users, not just automobiles. One of my pet peeves is traffic signals that don't cycle unless a motor vehicle triggers the sensor.
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