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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-10-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,414
Posted By jeffpoulin
Wow, what a tough stage. Three cat 1 climbs...

Wow, what a tough stage. Three cat 1 climbs followed by an HC finish. Temps from 41C (106F) during the stage to hail and torrential rain at the end. Hailstones the size of marbles. That's got to...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-02-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,414
Posted By jeffpoulin
Does anyone know who was involved in the huge...

Does anyone know who was involved in the huge crash about 1km from the end? It looked brutal.

Contador crashed pretty badly. They showed him on TV with nastly looking abrasions from his legs to...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 06-07-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By jeffpoulin
You're welcome. Time trials are really fun to...

You're welcome. Time trials are really fun to watch, especially if you have the list showing the order of the riders. We were about halfway up the climb where the road was at a 12-15% grade. This...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 06-05-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By jeffpoulin
We live in the French Alps, about an hour's drive...

We live in the French Alps, about an hour's drive from Les Gets. Went up there today to watch the prologue. Here are a few photos:

Alberto Contador...
Forum: Commuting 05-28-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,400
Posted By jeffpoulin
I can't speak for modern Topeak bags, but I...

I can't speak for modern Topeak bags, but I bought a DXP trunk bag in 1999 and used it for my daily commute until 2013 when the zippers finally failed. I figure 14 years is pretty good. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By jeffpoulin
Buying in Switzerland? I work in Geneva, so I...

Buying in Switzerland? I work in Geneva, so I know the area a bit. If you buy a bike in Switzerland, expect to pay 50% more than you would in the U.S., then pay oversize fees to bring it back, then...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-18-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,758
Posted By jeffpoulin
I think if someone did 100k miles on a velodrome...

I think if someone did 100k miles on a velodrome in that manner, it would absolutely qualify as a legitimate record. But, wow, I would sure hate to be that person!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-14-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,758
Posted By jeffpoulin
Nobody here claimed that challengers should wear...

Nobody here claimed that challengers should wear the same clothes, have the same diet, ride the same old-fashioned bikes, ride through the same horrible winters, etc... Those are just strawman...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-12-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,758
Posted By jeffpoulin
If it's simply the HAM'R title as defined by the...

If it's simply the HAM'R title as defined by the UCMA, then I have no problem with it. Their rules, their recognition. However, people who ride over 75k miles/yr with these tricks shouldn't claim...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-12-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,758
Posted By jeffpoulin
There are many loopholes in the UCMA rules. ...

There are many loopholes in the UCMA rules. Drafting, getting shuttled around in order to ride with the wind, getting shuttled uphill, riding recumbents, flying to different countries/continents to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-09-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,758
Posted By jeffpoulin
Does he actually ride with that chainring? I...

Does he actually ride with that chainring? I counted 80 teeth! :eek:
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 12-27-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 91,935
Posted By jeffpoulin
I have a 2008 7.7FX with just over 22k miles on...

I have a 2008 7.7FX with just over 22k miles on it. However, except for the frame, it's hardly the same bike anymore. Over the years, I've replaced the wheels, cassette (several), chain (several),...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-27-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By jeffpoulin
Tommy Godwin did his record in 1939, in the UK,...

Tommy Godwin did his record in 1939, in the UK, on his own bike for the first 5 months then on a "high end" 28lb Raleigh racing bike with 4 gears, while WWII was breaking out in Europe. Despite food...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-15-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeffpoulin
Yay! I was wondering when they'd revive the...

Yay! I was wondering when they'd revive the Century Pros. They had these a few years ago, but with caliper brakes and a triple. It was marketed towards rando/light touring/long distance riders. ...
Forum: Commuting 12-13-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By jeffpoulin
My commute is 22 miles each way with 1200 ft of...

My commute is 22 miles each way with 1200 ft of climbing on the way in and 2000 ft on the way home. I eat breakfast before my morning commute, eat a solid lunch, and bring a banana and/or energy bar...
Forum: Commuting 12-13-15, 01:48 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,498
Posted By jeffpoulin
No offense, but what does "I'm a nice person"...

No offense, but what does "I'm a nice person" mean to you?
Forum: Commuting 12-11-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,099
Posted By jeffpoulin
Yes, you had a right to take the lane and I can...

Yes, you had a right to take the lane and I can understand your unwillingness to reward an aggressive driver by moving over at their command. However, I wonder if this is an effective strategy. I...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-08-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By jeffpoulin
Thanks, but those are the double-carcass models...

Thanks, but those are the double-carcass models (designed for tandems). They're durable, but heavier and less supple than the original models.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-07-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By jeffpoulin
I second the SpeedRides. I have the 700x42 and...

I second the SpeedRides. I have the 700x42 and they roll really well, weigh 430g (light for a tire this size), and offer good puncture resistance. Oh, and they're excellent on wet and frosty roads...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-03-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffpoulin
Isn't that a Robinson Crusoe reference? Friday...

Isn't that a Robinson Crusoe reference? Friday was his faithful companion. There are worse names. One of my bikes is a "Genesis", named after a 70s pop band, of course. :p
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-28-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 205,641
Posted By jeffpoulin
Well done! That is gorgeous.

Well done! That is gorgeous.
Forum: Touring 11-25-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By jeffpoulin
I have DT TK540 rims (32h) laced to XT hubs. ...

I have DT TK540 rims (32h) laced to XT hubs. Bought them as a custom wheelset 4 years ago and they're still going strong after thousands of miles. Never had to true them. Good rims. I have DT...
Forum: Touring 11-24-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,676
Posted By jeffpoulin
When I was a teenager, my bike had stem shifters....

When I was a teenager, my bike had stem shifters. Once I made a sudden stop to avoid a collision with a car that cut in front of me. I managed to avoid a crash, but I did get a nasty bruise where...
Forum: Touring 11-24-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,676
Posted By jeffpoulin
Of my 6 bikes, 2 have bar end shifters, 2 have...

Of my 6 bikes, 2 have bar end shifters, 2 have trigger shifters, 1 has STI, and 1 has gripshift. Even though the STI bike has Ultegra 6700 shifters, I have to say that I still prefer the bar ends. ...
Forum: Touring 11-24-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By jeffpoulin
With your gear setup, you're probably looking at...

With your gear setup, you're probably looking at 60-70% weight on your rear tire and 30-40% up front, so I'd put the bigger tire on the back. However, there are some caveats. If you plan to go on...
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