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  1. I'm leary of titanium after two long-distance...

    I'm leary of titanium after two long-distance friends have had titanium-frame failures. Yes, steel can fail, too. But its fatigue life is much longer than titanium, from what I've read.
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    My GB28 has a leather strap in the back that goes...

    My GB28 has a leather strap in the back that goes around the "tombstone" that sticks up from the rack. Then I have a short leather strap that I use to tether the GB28's leather strap to the rack...
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    I suspect the same. I've ridden almost 30K km...

    I suspect the same. I've ridden almost 30K km with my GB28--just finished PBP yesterday-- and never noticed anything like this.
  4. Thread: PBP Tracking

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    Just saw this thread ... a little late :-) My...

    Just saw this thread ... a little late :-)

    My PBP looked to be going seriously south by the time I got back to Loudeac from Brest. I was falling further behind. So I abandoned my strategy of...
  5. PBP 2015: Revised unoffical cue sheets and GPS files are posted

    PBP 2015: Revised unoffical cue sheets and GPS files are posted here:
    DC Randonneurs Blog Archive Cue Sheets, GPS Files, and Planning Spreadsheet for PBP 2015

    These revisions were made to...
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    My guess is that it isn't that you can hardly...

    My guess is that it isn't that you can hardly find interest in test packing etc. but rather that (like me) your mind is fairly-well terrified at the prospect of what you have gotten yourself into,...
  7. My wife likes Boure Elite shorts. Her single has...

    My wife likes Boure Elite shorts. Her single has a Brooks Imperial B17S and the stoker seat on the tandem has a Brooks Flyer S aged (with springs). She did not like a regular B17 or the Selle...
  8. On the blog entry referred to above ... I have...

    On the blog entry referred to above ... I have updated the GPS file to include a route from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Bastille and vice versa.. The route is based on David May's website,...
  9. Column BQ for the hand-adjusted control time. ...

    Column BQ for the hand-adjusted control time. You can either put hard-code the amount of time, or you could put in a formula and assume, e.g. that you can control in 3/4 of the time that I've...
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    I do use the crotch straps and I keep them fairly...

    I do use the crotch straps and I keep them fairly snug. On the last ride in the rain, the rainlegs kept catching on the nose of my saddle (even when I was just sitting and pedaling). I tried...
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    Hi, 9606, I generally do not refill powder while...

    Hi, 9606, I generally do not refill powder while riding though I have done so from time to time when I didn't want to get dropped. I just use a snack-size ziplock since my powder refill is only 5...
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    I just posted a link to the DCR blog where I have...

    I just posted a link to the DCR blog where I have posted GPS files + matching RWGPS link. I just set it up as two routes, Out and Back. Personally, I would prefer to follow the control-to-control...
  13. Posted: Cue Sheets, GPS Files, and Planning Spreadsheet for PBP 2015

    Cue Sheets, GPS Files, and Planning Spreadsheet for PBP 2015 are posted here:
    DC Randonneurs Blog Archive Cue Sheets, GPS Files, and Planning Spreadsheet for PBP 2015

    These are "use at your...
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    My new goal for PBP: Get in and out of controls...

    My new goal for PBP: Get in and out of controls faster than 9606 can change in and out of his or her flip flops!

    I'm semi-joking but also dead serious. I know that there's no way I can actually...
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    FWIW, here's the comparable chart for my gearing,...

    FWIW, here's the comparable chart for my gearing, which is a VO Grand Cru triple paired with an SRAM 9-speed 11-34 cassette.
    460898

    I chose it based on an analysis of maximizing the likelihood...
  16. Peter White's Guide to Fitting Bicycles is an...

    Peter White's Guide to Fitting Bicycles is an excellent place to start:
    How to Fit a Bicycle

    Key intuition: With the saddle set correctly in terms of height and setback, and a stem that is the...
  17. There must be a way to lock threads that are more...

    There must be a way to lock threads that are more than, say, two years old.
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    Having tried that consumption rate on many...

    Having tried that consumption rate on many super-hilly, super-hot days on long rides (e.g. 300km or more), and since I am sitting in this chair, alive as far as I can tell, I think that RR3 is...
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    FWIW, I switched from Endurolytes to Saltsticks...

    FWIW, I switched from Endurolytes to Saltsticks because Endurolytes have such small sodium content. Hammer justifies this based on the fact that many American have a high salt diet. I don't and I...
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    My doctor says that as long as you have normal...

    My doctor says that as long as you have normal kidney function (i.e. don't have hepatitis, aids, or whatever) then any extra electrolytes are just excreted. This was his response when I told him...
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    I am riding a 24/34/48 crankset driving an 11-34...

    I am riding a 24/34/48 crankset driving an 11-34 cassette. If I am on terrain that is flat to slightly uphill then I can stay in the big ring. The steps on the cassette are close enough for the...
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    FWIW, I used to make maltodextrin-based goo, but...

    FWIW, I used to make maltodextrin-based goo, but in the last year I have switched over to pure maple syrup. It tastes great and gives me a nice energy boost without ever (so far) upsetting my...
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    90 hour start. 6pm

    90 hour start. 6pm
  24. Thread: 300 km / day

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    The RUSA average for 300km is 14.9 hours (for...

    The RUSA average for 300km is 14.9 hours (for people who finished in the 20 hour time limit):
    DC Randonneurs: Rando 101: Information About Randonneuring

    25 percent finish in less the 13.5 hours;...
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    Based on your comments here, it sounds like you...

    Based on your comments here, it sounds like you might be the sort of person who would enjoy randonneuring -- long distance, non-competitive, unsupported bike rides. The first two sound up your...
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