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    Sticky: am I touring our ldc? 11 days, 1300+ ...

    am I touring our ldc?

    11 days, 1300+ miles... that's within rusa time limits for rides in excess of 1400k!!

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    https://www.facebook.com/PortlandToPortland2013
  2. Thread: RAAM vs. TDF

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    I think that if RAAM was still a race and we were...

    I think that if RAAM was still a race and we were back in the heyday of when PBP was still a race... And those riders came over to do RAAM then I think jorbic and all those riding today would be...
  3. Thread: Gps

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    Bottom line. Know thy tools... A sonic...

    Bottom line. Know thy tools...

    A sonic screwdriver is better than flints and stones but only if you know the "make sparks" settings.

    BTW I do believe the (6 or 7)05 can be made to work and...
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    I seem to remember there was something called the...

    I seem to remember there was something called the "FAT TIRE" 200k brevet in North West Florida area(?) that I thought was all dirt or lots of dirt...
  5. I am currently a big fan of the profile CARBON...

    I am currently a big fan of the profile CARBON Strikes.

    I used flip-ups (optional) though one set on one of the bikes finally broke and so I had to go back to the FIXED position.

    I also kinda...
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    Oh... Also BTW... Like GOOGLING... If you are...

    Oh... Also BTW... Like GOOGLING... If you are going to create your auto-routes on the GPS you have to "map them out" which is very much the same as googling the route to learn it.. And actually...
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    I used a Garmin GPSMAP76 CSX and all of the bunk...

    I used a Garmin GPSMAP76 CSX and all of the bunk above shows no skill with modern tools.

    Moving from the flint of a q-sheet up to butane lighters of a GPS simply shows that you are hanging around...
  8. not to start a flame... nick what does speed have...

    not to start a flame... nick what does speed have to do w long distance? perhaps if the title was randonneuring or ultra marathon cyling... but its not :)
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    I stopped riding 600ks because I'd rather see...

    I stopped riding 600ks because I'd rather see where I am...

    My most favorite ride is the 300k as it is something I can sustain day-after-day and still ride all during the daytime (dpeneding on...
  10. I use to be on the scientific kick but when I...

    I use to be on the scientific kick but when I rode across the USA unsupported and very fast (averaged 120 miles/day) was when I learned that with proper discipline and listening to my body that I...
  11. Though my only 1200k was PBP 2007 which had...

    Though my only 1200k was PBP 2007 which had really bad weather and I did a 1000k in Bonifay... But I've done several of 600ks and less... and what I can say from watching the groups is... it...
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    Sticky: I think the definition implies two components...

    I think the definition implies two components that need to be thought through to get the proper definitions:

    A) Touring - Implies one is self sufficient and possibly on-one's-own. Within touring...
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    Check out: http://bikesebring.org/ And look...

    Check out:

    http://bikesebring.org/

    And look at the RAAM qualify (no drafting)

    That's a 24 hour TT :)

    I don't like the lonelyness so I did the non-raam 24 hours... Kicking back and eating...
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    Air Canada should not charge for a bicycle if it...

    Air Canada should not charge for a bicycle if it fits the 62 inch rule. Most of the airlines have a rule that they (now) charge around $100 each way for a bicycle ***unless*** it can fit into a 62...
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    leaving this Saturday!!!

    leaving this Saturday!!!
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    I tend to take an aproach not so much to taper...

    I tend to take an aproach not so much to taper before an event like this but to simply fill in extra time to prepare.... This includes double checking passport, air tix, also doing things around the...
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    Sticky: Yepper all I'll have with me when I stop for the...

    Yepper all I'll have with me when I stop for the night is my bike, my kit and a toothbrush... Now if I were only young again then perhaps I'd be able to get a Mrs Robinson to be at the hotel with me...
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    Sticky: If he carries a toothbrush then it is touring ;)

    If he carries a toothbrush then it is touring ;)
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    danimal: Perhaps... But several ppl on PBP will...

    danimal: Perhaps... But several ppl on PBP will be bringing some form of ground cover ;)
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    I too would recommend a custom to be made of the...

    I too would recommend a custom to be made of the Ti stuff. Expensive but a very low maintenance material.

    I made my touring/rando ride out of Ti as a custom.

    If you go this route or even other...
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    when is LDC not also a form of touring? Next...

    when is LDC not also a form of touring?

    Next someone will say that any comments about RAAM or 24 hour road racing are not for the LDC ??

    As for being on topic... Not sure myself. I have a...
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    hee hee I love these arguments... One would think...

    hee hee I love these arguments... One would think the posts here are from seperate members of the UCI and PRO TOUR... hee hee...

    Let's see... If I eat lunch it dont count... But what if I eat...
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    To CAP some of the comments... Remember the title...

    To CAP some of the comments... Remember the title of this section is "long distance cycling" So that includes not only randonneuring but also ultra marathon racing, and long distance touring?

    So...
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    The mechanical beast does emit a foul odor. ...

    The mechanical beast does emit a foul odor. However like all things running on carbonic fuels there is intake and exhaust... Even those with mouths can expel a undesirable odor...

    But the real...
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    Sticky: Bekologist, I'd call you Alain... My bud who rode...

    Bekologist, I'd call you Alain... My bud who rode across the USA with me... I think the only reason I actually went along was his wife wouldn't let him do it alone (like two guys w/o support riding...
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