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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-22-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Steamer
If what you say is true, then it might explain...

If what you say is true, then it might explain why I have found every brevet I have ridden to have more than a reasonable amount of dangerous road sections, save for one. All IMO, of course. And we...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-21-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Steamer
Where is the like button?

Where is the like button?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-17-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Steamer
In the context of night riding (not talking...

In the context of night riding (not talking about the use of lights for daytime conspicuity)......I don't know if there was a race reg regarding this, but the rationale I have heard is that blinking...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-16-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Steamer
For what it's worth, free route is a totally...

For what it's worth, free route is a totally valid concept in the context of randonneuring*. For grand fondos, sportives, etc. - not so much.


(I realize you aren't really talking about...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-08-16, 04:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,621
Posted By Steamer
French Dude, you came off as dismissive. Thats...

French Dude, you came off as dismissive. Thats how it seemed to me, at least. It could be a language barrier. In person there may not have been a problem between you and NJKayaker. In any event,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-07-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Steamer
Tejas 500

Tejas 500
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-06-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Steamer
http://hoodoo500.com

http://hoodoo500.com
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-26-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By Steamer
I disagree. You screwed up by not paying...

I disagree. You screwed up by not paying attention and you want to make it someone else's fault.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-18-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Steamer
That doesn't sound like any fun to me, but to...

That doesn't sound like any fun to me, but to each his own.....


When dry, the GAP is only a little slower than pavement. When wet it can suck. Literally.


The C&O is slower going, with...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-14-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,621
Posted By Steamer
I think you will learn 10x more on the actual...

I think you will learn 10x more on the actual ride than you can on this forum thread. Let us know how it went.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,934
Posted By Steamer
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7291/28060775101_10d...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7291/28060775101_10decd0f98_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JKCNPg)20160706_191813 (https://flic.kr/p/JKCNPg) by Kett-Man (https://www.flickr.com/photos/82359664@N03/), on...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-05-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Steamer
Seems like lots of the complaints are about...

Seems like lots of the complaints are about customer service, which would apply to all models they make.

Don't forget that you are asking the other kids a question here.

It's also ironic that...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-01-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Steamer
Seems you've already figured it out. You don't...

Seems you've already figured it out. You don't need permission.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-28-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Steamer
How about adopting Calvin's Challenge? Yes...

How about adopting Calvin's Challenge?

Yes you need insurance.

Insurance is probably the best reason to affiliate with a parent organization.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-07-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Steamer
Nobody here can tell you what food will work well...

Nobody here can tell you what food will work well for you in an endurance race setting. That's part of the preparation you need to do (for yourself). Every stomach is different. Weather plays a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-20-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By Steamer
There is a reason that most randos are...

There is a reason that most randos are empty-nesters. Then there are some single and/or kidless 20-somethings. Relatively few 30-45 yo's.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Steamer
Bikes don't have cockpits.

Bikes don't have cockpits.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-14-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Steamer
You hit the nail on the head, Nick. Locale means...

You hit the nail on the head, Nick. Locale means a lot. You live in an area that I lived for 5 years and I barely rode my bike while I was there because its such a horrible place to ride a bike. I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-13-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Steamer
These sorts of things rely on adults actually...

These sorts of things rely on adults actually acting like adults.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-13-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Steamer
Kewl. I tried to organize something with a...

Kewl. I tried to organize something with a similar format, but had trouble generating interest.

https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/rules/
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-09-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Steamer
Something to consider is clearances for the width...

Something to consider is clearances for the width tires you like to use (and for fenders – if you use or want the option of using them).

Other major factors are the type of brakes you want...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-07-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,922
Posted By Steamer
Meh. My bike when fitted for rando, weighs about...

Meh. My bike when fitted for rando, weighs about 35 lbs.
Forum: Recumbent 05-05-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Steamer
For tooling around, sure. It's good for that. ...

For tooling around, sure. It's good for that. But it's not a bike for anything long or difficult. There are recumbents out there up to the task of long and difficult, but this isn't one of them.
Forum: Recumbent 05-02-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Steamer
I don't think that's what the OP is talking about...

I don't think that's what the OP is talking about though. Then again, who knows.
Forum: Recumbent 05-02-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Steamer
Who makes kits anymore like you are referring to?...

Who makes kits anymore like you are referring to? Nobody, as far as I can tell.
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