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  1. A trailer hitch for a Toyota Prius is a Class I...

    A trailer hitch for a Toyota Prius is a Class I hitch which is rated at a maximum tongue weigh of 200 pounds and maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. When an adapter is put into the mix (i.e....
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    3,050 YTD towards my goal of 6,000. Started to...

    3,050 YTD towards my goal of 6,000. Started to fall behind in June due to a health issue but, now I the miles are coming back. I should be able to catch up to my schedule in August and September but ...
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    Bont Vapor XC Shoes

    Looking to upgrade my shoes. Does anybody have experience with these or have other recommendations?

    Posted in Gravel forum as well but, have not gotten a response.
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    Bont Vapor XC

    Looking to upgrade my shoes. Does anybody have experience with these or have other recommendations?
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    Soft Tissue Injury

    As a result of Dirty Kanza 100 I had trouble urinating and some discomfort that was diagnosed as a Urinary Tract Infection likely from not drinking enough. Doctor gave me an antibiotic and told me to...
  6. Who actually rode and who finished. I myself...

    Who actually rode and who finished.

    I myself rode the DK100 and it was a very tough ride. The ride included a 3 mile walk through ankle deep mud. I had a great time and would do it again.
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    Not on a mountain this was on a cross bike

    Not on a mountain this was on a cross bike
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    Dirty Kanza 100 Dirt and Gravel

    I completed the 100 mile course yesterday in 10 hours 19 minutes which included a three mile walk through ankle deep mud carrying my bike. The course was muddy, soft and slick which made the ride...
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    Kuat NV here. You can't go wrong with Kuat. ...

    Kuat NV here. You can't go wrong with Kuat.

    1upusa makes a good rack too.
  10. Race officials posted yesterday that alternate...

    Race officials posted yesterday that alternate routes are planned if necessary. The race will go on, this is adventure cycling.
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    Rebuild Cassette

    I am just getting into working on my own bikes and recently moved the 10 speed cassette from one wheel to another which got be to thinking. It appears to me that most of my wear is in the middle of...
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    I ordered the tires on Tuesday evening in the US...

    I ordered the tires on Tuesday evening in the US and tires arrived with the mail today. These came all the way from Japan in 3 days. Now that is fast shipping.
  13. I was referring to running non tubeless tires as...

    I was referring to running non tubeless tires as tubeless

    There are those around me who have much more experience than I with running non tubeless tires as tubeless. I am just telling you what...
  14. Go tubeless and dial the psi down until you get...

    Go tubeless and dial the psi down until you get comfortable. With tubeless you will get no pinch flats.


    FYI - I have ridden over 1,500 miles on gravel this year tubeless at 40 psi with no...
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    Alex's Cycles

    I have been wanting to try IRC TIRE BICYCLE TIRE OFFICIAL SITE | ROAD TUBELESS | FORMULA PRO TUBELESS RBCC in 25 mm and finding an online US distributor that has them in stock has been a chore. So,...
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    Changing a Cassette

    I moving my cassette to a new wheel. I noticed after I removed the lock ring and cassette from the old wheel that there is some grease where the lock ring was. Is this grease necessary and if so,...
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    2015 Tour de Cure - Wichita Kansas

    Yesterday was the Wichita Kansas Tour de Cure event and it was an insane day:

    1. Wichita raised over $300,000 for American Diabetes of which Spirit AeroSystems (who I work for) raised over...
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    Beware of Calculated Calories

    I know that the more seasoned riders on this board are all to aware of the dangers of using the calories estimated by your cycling computer for calories burned. They are way off.

    I just bought a...
  19. Thread: 50+ Jerseys

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    I'm in where do I send my money

    I'm in where do I send my money
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    Rage Against The Chainring

    The 4 race series concluded today and consisted of 4 different 50 mile gravel races over the last six weeks. I raced the C class with no age classifications. Over the series, I took one first and...
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    Which American Clasic wheel is that? I have a set...

    Which American Clasic wheel is that? I have a set of AC Argents with Bontrager R3 tubeless mounted and ready for the first ride.
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    Kopsis nailed the good and the bad with regards...

    Kopsis nailed the good and the bad with regards to flats with tubeless tires. I would consider him to be one of the experts regarding tubeless on the forum and you would do well to heed his advice....
  23. Don't overlook Felt. I have a Felt FX5 carbon...

    Don't overlook Felt. I have a Felt FX5 carbon fiber bike and it is a great bike. The prices are reasonable as well.
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    Sidewalls of non tubeless tires are not designed...

    Sidewalls of non tubeless tires are not designed to handle the recommended pressure and you will likely blow out the sidewall. I use cyclocross tubed tires as tubeless but never inflate them above 40...
  25. Thread: Cross Chain

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    Thanks for the input. For some reason, I thought...

    Thanks for the input. For some reason, I thought I had the half step trim on the big ring only now I know it is on big and small ring.

    Lol - I have been missing out on some gears I could have used...
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