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  1. I didn't think of the freeway thing, Stephen, but...

    I didn't think of the freeway thing, Stephen, but I probably should have.

    I used to look at more & different cycling forums, including 2 SoCal based, and I was frequently amazed by the photos /...
  2. Back-to-back. However, even on this forum,...

    Back-to-back.
    However, even on this forum, there have been one or two or three that insisted on calling back-to-back centuries a "double century" and, it was my opinion, got awfully darn snotty...
  3. Are there no local cycling clubs, likely with an...

    Are there no local cycling clubs, likely with an on-line prescence and at least some route-slips / cue sheets on-line? If you can't talk to a local club member, or ANY other cyclists(?), at least...
  4. Good grief! Are there not roads that branch...

    Good grief!

    Are there not roads that branch off your regular route(s)? Explore them.
    Do you not have access to Google-maps or RideWithGPS? Look at those on-line and explore.
    Are there...
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    My guess is that there could more answers to that...

    My guess is that there could more answers to that Q than there are active randonneurs.

    Yesterday, for the solo pre-ride of the RUSA Highpoint Region Jan-16 brevet(s), I had an IHOP Colorado...
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    Oh, I like that comment / thought.

    Oh, I like that comment / thought.
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    Hmmn, do "Dallas to Brownsville" and "Dallas to...

    Hmmn, do "Dallas to Brownsville" and "Dallas to Midland" count as traveling?

    (Dan made fun of me for considering the "Carolina Spring 1200" with the comment "how much of an adventure could it be...
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    It appears I posted nothing for goals in 2015 or...

    It appears I posted nothing for goals in 2015 or 2014. No SR, no K-Hound either year. 2015 saw my fewest total miles since ~ 2007 AND my fewest RUSA kms since my first rando year of 2010.

    The...
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    Historically, we have had 2 regions in North...

    Historically, we have had 2 regions in North Carolina. (One of those regions, Raleigh, is one of the oldest two or three regions / continuous series in the US. Those oblique historical references...
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    There are at least two, maybe at least three,...

    There are at least two, maybe at least three, current RUSA RBA's that are BikeForum members. However, each has cut back on their posting since assuming RBA duties.

    One is from a largish club...
  11. Thread: LCHF diet?

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    Thank goodness I do NOT have an interest in going...

    Thank goodness I do NOT have an interest in going FAST or whatever & have never felt the need to learn all these terms (e.g., LCHF, ketosis). I just ride at a reasonable pace and have done well...
  12. Back to the key trait of a rando bike. The only...

    Back to the key trait of a rando bike. The only thing(s) I see consistently is(are):

    round wheels.
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    I suspect I know which 1200 -- there was only one...

    I suspect I know which 1200 -- there was only one likely possibility that weekend, and I know it had too many controls while zig-zagging through the mountains. If it was the 1200 I suspect, then...
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    My current front tyre (I am an American...

    My current front tyre (I am an American originally from NW Illinois, but I prefer the British spelling to the American) is a 700x25 Continental Gatorskin. 14,590 miles and counting; no cuts, I don't...
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    I have found that once I've had a concern about a...

    I have found that once I've had a concern about a tyre, it is time to replace it. (It starts to prey on my mind and that is no way for me to ride and ride and ride -- or even just-ride.)
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    Try this unofficial site, complied by Shai...

    Try this unofficial site, complied by Shai Shprung: PBP stats
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    Knee problems could also come from pedaling style...

    Knee problems could also come from pedaling style (stomp, stomp, stomp) in too big a gear. If you aren't "doing circles" with almost no resistance, figure out how to change your pedaling style.
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    I'd bet on Vinnie & MarKT going.

    I'd bet on Vinnie & MarKT going.
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    ^ So Cola..., why not go ahead and sign up for...

    ^
    So Cola..., why not go ahead and sign up for the Picnic 110-km ride on Sept 19?
    Same for the OP.
    You might like it. (The course & randonneuring.)

    Use the "mindspring" email address to...
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    Are you ready to get off the dangerous Multiple...

    Are you ready to get off the dangerous Multiple Use Paths and ride on the less dangerous open roads?

    Have you tried looking at the North Carolina Bicycle Club (NCBC) website? It's easy to find....
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    I've finally gotten in a near decent amount of...

    I've finally gotten in a near decent amount of riding in a single month. 730-miles so far this July, commuting to, doing, commuting back from various RUSA rides accumulating 1065 RUSA credit kms. ...
  22. Thread: RAIN vs. RAIL

    by skiffrun
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    Bicycle Illinois - Illinois' Bicycle Touring...

    Bicycle Illinois - Illinois' Bicycle Touring Company

    "East Across Northern Illinois and Entering Chicagoland
    After the route heads east in Port Byron, there is some ...
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    2015 First-Time RUSA K-Hounds

    Is anyone on this forum (other than Eric) targeting the RUSA K-Hound Award for the first time this year?

    If so, please send me an email. Address: "skiffrun(at)yahoo(dot)com"

    Martin, RUSA...
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    Talk to Keith; he's done many rando rides and had...

    Talk to Keith; he's done many rando rides and had his share of struggles.

    Also, BobB, who had to skip the Tidewater 400 to attend a family funeral / memory service, usually has the kind of...
  25. Thread: First 400km

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    Yep, every non-rando will absolutely know that...

    Yep, every non-rando will absolutely know that you are crazy.
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