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    # 10486 ?

    # 10486 ?
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    WHY are you FORCING anything on a recovery ride. ...

    WHY are you FORCING anything on a recovery ride.

    For a recovery ride, go shorter on an easier course and SPIN and easy gear. Easy gear might only be one or two cogs easier than you'd ride if...
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    1. Someone that MikeD (first NC K-Hound, current...

    1. Someone that MikeD (first NC K-Hound, current RUSA prez, btw) talked into going for K-Hound late in the year, and (at least according to Joel) the ride distances just worked out to be exact. Joel...
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    A Perm, Phil? Did hell freeze over? (K-Hounds:...

    A Perm, Phil?
    Did hell freeze over? (K-Hounds: Oct-19: First-Time K-Hound Phil MacFarlane)

    I say, "if you're going to plan that definitively, you ought to target 10,000 rando kms exactly." ...
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    Jan-17: see immediately above & riders...

    Jan-17: see immediately above &

    riders checked-in & sent on their way (2 or 3 checked in after the official start -- they started late).
    1 day of ride registration.
    1 pre-reg rider did not...
  6. Have you tried meeting and talking with the local...

    Have you tried meeting and talking with the local randonneurs?

    SF is at the heart of huge concentration of USA randonneurs.
    They'd be able to SEE you in action on your bike, and give an...
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    In the U.S., the 2014 ACP brevet season ended on...

    In the U.S., the 2014 ACP brevet season ended on Oct-15. And the 2015 ACP brevet season began on Jan-01.

    I completed my first brevet of 2015 on Jan-03rd.
    A 200k -- NC: High Point Region. ...
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    ^ What river is that? In Iowa, yes? Ha! I...

    ^ What river is that? In Iowa, yes?

    Ha! I can tell I've been in NC for quite a long time. That looks like a "river" to North Carolina eyes, but looks like a wide creek if I use my...
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    Have you gotten on Tony's interested list? ...

    Have you gotten on Tony's interested list? (Bicycle for LIfe Taste of Carolina 1200k)
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    oh, yeah -- for 400's, 600's, & a Fleche, I've...

    oh, yeah -- for 400's, 600's, & a Fleche, I've put limited lightweight rain and cold gear in a shoe bag that I've carried on my back, looping the strings over my shoulders. That's been adequate. ...
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    Since August, I've been using no handlebar bag...

    Since August, I've been using no handlebar bag and no seatbag, either. I've been putting necessary stuff, including a spare tyre and a large tube of chamois butt'r in my pockets.

    I'll get a...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Oh, meant to include this: 2014 first-time...

    Oh, meant to include this:

    2014 first-time K-Hound Phil M. got to Hound status doing only brevets. He did six SR series. He also commented that he won't be doing six series again any time soon.
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    There are quite a few approaches to getting to...

    There are quite a few approaches to getting to and/or beyond 10-thousand kms:

    Grover Everett would only do one or two 200k brevets a year, rode enough 200+k permanents to keep his R-streak...
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    K-Hound in 2015?

    Sometime in the next couple or few weeks, a thread asking "what are your goals for 2015?" will appear.

    Well, for those among you that are RUSA members, and have "had K-Hound envy for a number of...
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    Although I am not familiar with the Suffolk to...

    Although I am not familiar with the Suffolk to Skippers course, I guarantee there ain't no climbing on that Suffolk to Skippers course. For a Texan, imagine a course from the southeast side of...
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    Actually, I am NOT familiar with the course, and...

    Actually, I am NOT familiar with the course, and I would bet any amount of money at any odds you might quote that Sekhem is also NOT familiar with that course. Inside joke? Maybe. LOL!

    One of...
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    Contact the RBA, Keith Sutton, immediately. You...

    Contact the RBA, Keith Sutton, immediately. You can get Keith's email, etc. from the RUSA website -- look under "Officials" & then Regional Brevet Administrators. I won't provide the links since...
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    When the above was originally posted, I did not know who "Sekhem" was. I had, however, met "Sekhem" a couple months earlier, not using a nom de plume.

    Re-reading Sekhem's post now, I believe...
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    I tell people "recover on the bike." Also...

    I tell people "recover on the bike."

    Also have said, "I can recover while climbing." I can't recover on every climb, even around here where most climbs are a half-mile or less, and almost all...
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    Living dangerously.

    Living dangerously.
  22. I have not met George, either. But I am...

    I have not met George, either. But I am sometimes jealous when I see photos he posts.

    I met Fixie Pixie in Feb-2013. I didn't know who she was; apparently others did know.

    "... a couple...
  23. A big +1 on the escape from reality and enjoying...

    A big +1 on the escape from reality and enjoying the scenery.

    Catskills, dirt, Boston.

    Do you know George Swain?
    Or, better yet, the Fixie Pixie?
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    Too easy to bail out, Dave Lee. If you're...

    Too easy to bail out, Dave Lee. If you're feeling a bit woosy after completing the first 40-mile loop, you will be VERY tempted to just the 10-miles to get home.

    The day I did my first ever...
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    I know a few people that have said something like...

    I know a few people that have said something like the following:

    "I knew my racing days were over when as I dived into the corner and I thought about my kids and realized I had important...
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