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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-10-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By BasicJim
I have never had a light with an external battery...

I have never had a light with an external battery pack... Where do you mount the battery pack? Is it a hastle?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-09-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By BasicJim
Question Help Pick-a-light BT20/Expelion/MJ-872

I had a Surfas True light that I was using for Randos. My average ride time is about 2-3 hours. I am riding on country surface roads 15-25 mph.

I made the mistake of mounting my Surface upside...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-20-13, 05:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,305
Posted By BasicJim
When I did the 200K I didn't do too much in the...

When I did the 200K I didn't do too much in the way of nutrition. Some Gu packs, some Hammer drink, lots of water. A PB&J for lunch. Is the extra 100K a big game changer? (I know, everyones...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-20-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,305
Posted By BasicJim
That's the game plan then! Thanks! It looks like...

That's the game plan then! Thanks! It looks like we may actually get above 35F so I'll get out the door rather than rollers!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-19-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,305
Posted By BasicJim
Yes, there are permanents within a few hours of...

Yes, there are permanents within a few hours of me. I'll get out and do that. I hate riding in this snow but I need to get out and ride.

I did the last 200K of the fall and was very...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-19-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,305
Posted By BasicJim
Quick Ramp-up for 300K

I did my first 200K last fall and loved it. I signed up for a 300K in May and I just realized it's March!! :eek:

I have been doing 3-4 days a week (1 hr ) on the rollers for the past few months....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-11-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By BasicJim
Mostly! To make it interesting, the sun came out...

Mostly! To make it interesting, the sun came out with blazing heat the last 2 hours of the ride. It was like riding on two different days the weather was so drastically different.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-11-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By BasicJim
I am pretty happy to have the lessons without the...

I am pretty happy to have the lessons without the DNF. I don't know that I will do any other Brevet's this calender year. I will, however, attempt a 300K and/or a double century next year!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-11-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By BasicJim
Yeah, me too. I was trying to be polite! ;)

Yeah, me too. I was trying to be polite! ;)
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-09-12, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By BasicJim
First Brevet - Success!

I AM ALIVE!

I did my first Brevet yesterday and I am pretty proud of it. It was a 200K and was 2.5 hours from my house. I left at 4 am in thunder, lighting, and some pretty heavy rainfall.
...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-07-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By BasicJim
Ziplock + binder clip and black tape.

Ziplock + binder clip and black tape.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-07-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By BasicJim
Alone vs. Groups

I am new to Randonneuring and wanted to get some other opinions. Everything in my shiny new RUSA handbook talks about how great and social Randonneuring is. I have ridden century rides in groups...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-07-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By BasicJim
Well, wish me luck! Tomorrow is the ride. ...

Well, wish me luck!

Tomorrow is the ride. It looks like 100% chance of rain (possible Thunderstorms) at the start, temp about 62F. After 10 am or so the chance of rain drops down to 60% and the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-29-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By BasicJim
Thanks Luis! I got what I was looking for! If I...

Thanks Luis! I got what I was looking for! If I understand correctly, you need to have the things stated in the rules, but it isn't like an old East German border crossing where I will have to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-24-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By BasicJim
Since the rules stated not to use blinking mode...

Since the rules stated not to use blinking mode while riding with a group, I assmed that blinky lights are legal, but as you stated, a nusance to other riders. I ordered a secon light to keep on...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-24-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By BasicJim
Dumb questions before my first Brevet

Hi!! I am getting ready to do my first Brevet. I have some questions to which I am having a difficult time finding answers. I was hoping for a little friendly help.

I looked up the rules for...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-27-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,458
Posted By BasicJim
I was going to make everyone wait for it, but...

I was going to make everyone wait for it, but yeah... I have been working on the railroad all the live long day. :rolleyes:
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-20-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,458
Posted By BasicJim
I do computer work for one of the big Rail Roads....

I do computer work for one of the big Rail Roads. Go ahead... ask me how long I have been working on the rail road....
Forum: Touring 06-10-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By BasicJim
Sorry... fixed it I think... . ...

Sorry... fixed it I think... . http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/36985432
Forum: Touring 06-09-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By BasicJim
I don't know where the route is published. I...

I don't know where the route is published. I have met 6 riders last year on this route. The summer before I met 9 (but one was a group of 4 riders). I asked one of the riders where they got this...
Forum: Touring 06-09-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By BasicJim
Maybe we have lines crossed here. The Wooded...

Maybe we have lines crossed here. The Wooded Acres Campground I was referring to is in Lindsey, OH. I am not aware of one in Oberlin. I was suggesting White Star as an alternative to Wooded Acres...
Forum: Touring 06-06-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By BasicJim
I work at the big rail yard. Avoid Tracy as it...

I work at the big rail yard. Avoid Tracy as it is more narrow and is the back entrance to the local community college. Plenty of kids driving and texting on that narrow road. E. Broadway is the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 09-01-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By BasicJim
+1 And you won't need gatorade or anything...

+1

And you won't need gatorade or anything either for that mileage. You don't need the extra cals and they won't help. Water.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 09-01-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By BasicJim
How flat is the century? If it's hilly, make sure...

How flat is the century? If it's hilly, make sure you start hydrating DAYS before the ride, get potassium, lots of rest, etc. If it's flat, HTFU! You got it!
Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By BasicJim
rofl

rofl
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