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    Slow down a little. Keep pedaling. Take a...

    Slow down a little.
    Keep pedaling.
    Take a wash cloth and use it to rinse your face (and maybe your arms) at every control. This is mostly psychological, but distance is mostly between the ears,...
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    Pickle juice and mustard do NOT prevent, nor do...

    Pickle juice and mustard do NOT prevent, nor do they "cure" cramps.

    I understand that current medical thinking is that a chemical in each tricks the brain into thinking that everything is okay...
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    Just to add to the "no one cares what your ride"...

    Just to add to the "no one cares what your ride" refrains --
    No one worth knowing cares what you ride.

    On occasion, we've had groups of fast bents (Bachettas (?)) come down from Ohio to do the...
  4. I thought the OP rather scary, but I am used to...

    I thought the OP rather scary, but I am used to the local RBA's being VERY experienced -- Raleigh Region RBA has done brevets since 1983 & Highpoint Region RBA has done too much to even guess at --...
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    I was made aware of this thread this evening. I...

    I was made aware of this thread this evening. I am very sure that the OP on this thread is the person to whom I sent an encouraging email which I copied into the Long Distance Forum...
  6. MikeB's response: Martin -- Thank you!...

    MikeB's response:

    Martin --

    Thank you!
    There's a lot in this note so I'll have to read it a few times and refer back to it once in a while.

    What a great group of people! Everyone was...
  7. Encouragement Email to a Newbie Rando After They DNF'd Their First Brevet

    Some of the following is likely too location specific to be of use everywhere, but maybe the idea(s) behind the email can translate to other locales :


    MikeB,

    FYI, Alan J__ (the RBA)...
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    "Fixie" means NO free-wheel. If the bike is...

    "Fixie" means NO free-wheel. If the bike is moving, you MUST be pedaling.

    "Single-Speed" means that you have only one gear, but have a free-wheel and you can coast. ...
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    2013 RUSA K-Hound Club/State Summary

    (K-Hounds: Club / State Summary -- 2013)

    For info on the RUSA K-Hound Award (this blurb from the RUSA website, Awards page):

    "Accumulate 10,000 km in RUSA events and permanents,...
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    I think you mean "Single-Speed," not "Fixie." ...

    I think you mean "Single-Speed," not "Fixie."

    I've gone Single-Speed twice in the last six or seven years due to breaking the rear cable.
    Once pre-rando; once in 2012, early in a solo 208k...
  11. I don't know where Inverness, FL is located. I...

    I don't know where Inverness, FL is located. I assume that it is somewhat close to "Zephyrhills," wherever that is.

    There appear to be 61 Permanents of various lengths in Florida (~ 58 that are...
  12. As suggested earlier, randonneurs come in all...

    As suggested earlier, randonneurs come in all shapes and sizes and plans. I did my first brevet confident that I would finish because I had done an informal group/club 200k the previous October and...
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    Natchez Trace -- Terrain

    I suggest checking the website for the ride(s) (http://harpethbikeclub.com/ultra_page/natchez-trace-parkway-brevets).

    If you later can't locate this thread or post, go to the RUSA website...
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    You're a randonneur -- you lost your sanity long...

    You're a randonneur -- you lost your sanity long ago.
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    RandoBoy & the Natchez Trace A/S ratio

    Serendipitously saw this report this morning (click here for report / analysis).
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    The type and cut and placement of the chamois pad...

    The type and cut and placement of the chamois pad matters.
    But, every butt is different, so what works for one may not work for another.
    Sorta' like saddles.
    The number of panels from which the...
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    1000

    In Sep-2010, Sammons & crew put on a 1000 on the Trace. You might be able to find some ride reports about that brevet.
    Region Club Type Distance Date Finishers DNF
    TN:...
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    You could look up Jennifer's email address on the...

    You could look up Jennifer's email address on the RUSA website, and ask her. No idea what she would indicate, but you'd have an answer from the source rather than third-hand rumors.
  19. Your story reminds me of last year's NCBC 600k. ...

    Your story reminds me of last year's NCBC 600k. We had just left the FLAT and I was thankful to be back in central North Carolina rollers, it was second hottest day of the year-to-date (the hottest...
  20. Could be. Oh, do you mean "did I quote a...

    Could be.

    Oh, do you mean "did I quote a published poem?"
    If that's what you meant, then the answer is "no, I just typed my own experience, perhaps as a verbose Haiku (more than one friend has...
  21. Hmmn: I've hated my bike; I've hated...

    Hmmn:

    I've hated my bike;
    I've hated bicycling;
    I've hated randonneuring, sure that bicycling and rando were invented solely as a torture device / method.

    I've hated the pain in each of...
  22. 15-mph is fast enough. You won't be part of the...

    15-mph is fast enough. You won't be part of the fast-crew, and depending on the conditions and terrain that drives that 15-mph, you may be close to being in the lantern rouge crew, but ... so-what. ...
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    The best people to ask are Lon and Susan -- one...

    The best people to ask are Lon and Susan -- one of the two will almost certainly respond an email inquiry.

    I noticed a few weeks ago that it appears no x-continent west-east ride in 2014. Ridge...
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    ouch

    ouch
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    I had inferred non-positive thoughts from quite a...

    I had inferred non-positive thoughts from quite a few of your recent posts. I've been torn between "something from LIFE must be nagging at him" and "WHY is the moderator being a negative...
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