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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-26-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,313
Posted By DaHaMac
In the heat, I do a third bottle in the middle...

In the heat, I do a third bottle in the middle jersey pocket. I use a good bottle and lug it around for the whole ride. I find that dehydration makes me slower than the extra weight of the bottle....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-11-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,494
Posted By DaHaMac
I have referred to this article quite often when...

I have referred to this article quite often when the desire for a lighter bicycle gnawed at me: Ultracycling: Title (http://www.ultracycling.com/sections/articles/equipment/ultra_bike.php)

I will...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-27-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaHaMac
Now this is just very good advice! While I...

Now this is just very good advice! While I understand the OP's desire to ride without feeling infringed by tracking metrics, I would venture to say at the 100 mile mark and above that tracking these...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-27-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,004
Posted By DaHaMac
Handlebar and racktop

This is how I've set up my brevet bike. I've done a 1000+k where I carried everything I need for three full days as I left from the house. In other words, it was credit card touring as I carried...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-08-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By DaHaMac
I had a similar sound once that turned out to be...

I had a similar sound once that turned out to be coming from the saddle. The saddle clamp was not seated just right and clicked like your describing. Another time it was trash in the pedal but that...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-22-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,360
Posted By DaHaMac
My brevet bike has a steel fork and is smooth...

My brevet bike has a steel fork and is smooth riding. I mount lights and handlebar bag without worries to the front of the bike.

My Double-Century bike is alloy frame with carbon fork. The...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-22-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,003
Posted By DaHaMac
I ride on a lot of chip-seal roads out of...

I ride on a lot of chip-seal roads out of necessity. I try to avoid gravel but will do short sections. Most of these country roads are not the smoothest and part of why I chose steel frames.
...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-21-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,003
Posted By DaHaMac
I just started running 700x25 Durano's on my...

I just started running 700x25 Durano's on my Brevet bike. After a few hundred miles and a 600k brevet, I'm sufficiently pleased with the traction and comfort of the Durano's. They are showing...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-20-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,264
Posted By DaHaMac
I forget to drink sometimes so now I make sure I...

I forget to drink sometimes so now I make sure I watch the clock and drink water every 15 minutes.

I carry three insulated bottles. If too hot, I'll pour cold water on my head and since I wear a...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-16-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By DaHaMac
I'm not normally a fan of Starbuck's but their...

I'm not normally a fan of Starbuck's but their chilled Vanilla Frappuccino from Convenience stores has saved my ride on a few brevets. It caffeine, calories, carbs, fats, and protein in a tasty...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By DaHaMac
check Home Page - Bouré Bicycle Clothing...

check Home Page - Bouré Bicycle Clothing (http://www.Boure.com), I really want to try those.
Forum: Southeast 04-18-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By DaHaMac
Check out Peachtree City on the Southside of...

Check out Peachtree City on the Southside of Atlanta and Southside Cycling Club (SouthSide Cycling Club, serving riders in Atlanta's South Suburbs (http://www.southsidecycling.com/)) or down 75,...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-22-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By DaHaMac
On 6+ hour rides, protein does help. That is why...

On 6+ hour rides, protein does help. That is why Hammer Perpeteum has a protein and fat blend. The Perpeteum has saved my bacon on several brevets and I am sure there are other brands that work as...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-17-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,088
Posted By DaHaMac
I have also learned to define your goal in rando...

I have also learned to define your goal in rando and then build the rando bike to suit your goal.

I've done Brevets on a Touring bike and the weight at the end of the ride is noticeable if you...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-12-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By DaHaMac
That is the beauty of Georgia; today a high of...

That is the beauty of Georgia; today a high of 32F but Saturday a high near 60F. Although I admit to wishing it was going to be a little warmer at the brevet start as it is supposed to be about 34F...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-11-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By DaHaMac
While I am riding my SO sleeps late, enjoys free...

While I am riding my SO sleeps late, enjoys free breakfast at the hotel, goes shopping and/or sightseeing, and we get to do dinner together the night after the ride. Of course this is primarily for...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By DaHaMac
After re-reading OP, take SO to the hotel the...

After re-reading OP, take SO to the hotel the night before for a romantic V-day before the Brevet day. Such strategy has saved me from SO's wrath as I decided to seek an R-12.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By DaHaMac
If you are near or willing to travel to Middle...

If you are near or willing to travel to Middle Georgia, Audax Atlanta is running a 200k this weekend. Best climbs in Middle GA! Come'on down www.audaxatlanta.com.

Since this will be the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-25-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By DaHaMac
I mix HEED and Perpeteum because evidently I need...

I mix HEED and Perpeteum because evidently I need the extra electrolytes. Experiment a little but keep in mind that Perp. is really best used for rides over 4 hours in length. Under 4 hours, I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-22-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,804
Posted By DaHaMac
I picked up a 2013 Raleigh Clubman the end of...

I picked up a 2013 Raleigh Clubman the end of last season and it a perfect Brevet bike for me. With the Clubman I enjoy riding Brevets at a brisk but casual pace, I can ride long self-supported stay...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,337
Posted By DaHaMac
My commute is 21 miles each way. I learned...

My commute is 21 miles each way. I learned quickly that I couldn't go hard every day. I got a HRM and had to teach myself to pace myself with Zone 2 rides instead of always riding Fartlek.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-04-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,585
Posted By DaHaMac
How badly do the aerobars affect the bike's...

How badly do the aerobars affect the bike's handling? Asked another way, does the trail of LD race bike need to tweaked or is the difference small enough to be handled by the rider?

Second...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-02-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,585
Posted By DaHaMac
I've been running such thoughts through my mind...

I've been running such thoughts through my mind for a while. I too am ~230lb and ride a Raleigh Sojourn but bought a Raleigh Clubman for a Brevet bike since concluding that there is not one best bike...
Forum: Framebuilders 12-31-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,063
Posted By DaHaMac
Not a framebuilder but a steel lover. My...

Not a framebuilder but a steel lover.

My touring bike is a Raleigh Sojourn in R-631. I commute on this bike mainly and unloaded it is stiff but still smoother than my aluminium framed bike. My...
Forum: Touring 10-28-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By DaHaMac
RW, Your hotel info on Cedartown matches...

RW,

Your hotel info on Cedartown matches what else I've read.

The Silver Comet has water ~20 miles apart. The Ladiga felt more remote and I don't remember seeing much water. I carried 3 water...
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