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    Nice commute today. I live in Seattle and I'm...

    Nice commute today. I live in Seattle and I'm working on a project that is centered in Portland, OR. Once a week I load my bike on the Amtrak train and spend a couple of days in Portland. 5 Miles...
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    I finished the Colorado High Country with her...

    I finished the Colorado High Country with her last July and her neck was killing her. Anyway, some of my best friends are bent ;-)
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    The Lone Star members I know are great to ride...

    The Lone Star members I know are great to ride with. Plus Vickie Tyer has been on all 3 1200k's I've done and she told me to do this one. Can't argue with that. :-)
  4. What makes a good saddle a good saddle? Long...

    What makes a good saddle a good saddle? Long range comfort. Can't really tell if something is going to work until I ride over 80 miles on it. I use Brooks because they are not the most comfortable at...
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    I use a camelback on rides through remote places...

    I use a camelback on rides through remote places like the Colorado High Country 1200k. 60 to 80 miles between towns was typical. I carried 2 large bottles with Perpetuum and a camelback. I was never...
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    I'm in along with several other Seattle...

    I'm in along with several other Seattle Randonneurs. The challenge will be getting ready for a 1200 by May 1st.
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    Texas Stampede 1200k, Super Brevet Scandinavia...

    Texas Stampede 1200k, Super Brevet Scandinavia 1200k, SR #6, and complete my 60th straight month of R12.

    Unless life intervenes...
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    Long distance philosophy

    "In traveling over the vast prairies and mountains it is well that the range of our vision has certain limits. If we could take within scope of our sight the whole extent of the distance to be...
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    Mostly research after the fact. I knew know a...

    Mostly research after the fact. I knew know a little about a lot of subjects like some of the history and geology of the area but it's mostly motivated by "how did that rock wall get there?" and "who...
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    I ride a Davidson (http://davidsonbicycles.com/)...

    I ride a Davidson Titanium bike with couplers. The fork is Alpha Q carbon. It has 32 spoke wheels with a Shimano generator in the front and a Record 10 rear hub. It has Campy Chorus 10 shifters, a...
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    It was but I didn't expect it to take 5 months to...

    It was but I didn't expect it to take 5 months to finish.
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    The pictures are the trigger for the memories....

    The pictures are the trigger for the memories. The reports are to preserve the memories more than a month or so. :rolleyes:

    John Lee is a class act.
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    I have - we met up in NYC right before...

    I have - we met up in NYC right before Thanksgiving. He's been dealing with a little high water from Sandy, among other things. :eek:
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    Colorado High Country 1200k Ride Report

    Here is my report from the Colorado High Country 1200 last July. Long, but mostly pictures. Enjoy!

    CHC1200
  15. I think you got those messages across. I agree...

    I think you got those messages across. I agree about the importance of focusing outside yourself. I think you have to do that even when you are not riding with someone. If you focus too much on how...
  16. I do long rides because I enjoy them. I like...

    I do long rides because I enjoy them. I like night riding, day riding, dry, rain, flat, hills, alone, with friends. It's all good.

    Carbonfiberboy: If you can do a 400k with a total average of...
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    Anyone tried SRAM shifters on a tandem?

    Anyone tried SRAM shifters on a tandem?
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    FWIW, I have a SON28 and a Shimano 3N80 and I...

    FWIW, I have a SON28 and a Shimano 3N80 and I can't tell the difference in terms of drag or power productuion. On long rides I use an E-Werk to power my GPS so there is load is on the generator...
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    Sticky: Beautiful in February for a 200k from Snohomish...

    Beautiful in February for a 200k from Snohomish to Edison and back:

    http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/olympics.jpg

    http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/baker2.jpg

    Ten Eagles in a tree:...
  20. If you want to compare the bikes do 20 fast miles...

    If you want to compare the bikes do 20 fast miles on the flat trail and then do the steepest hill you can find a couple of times. Wait a few days and try the other bike. Or just ride the hell out of...
  21. Thread: 2012 -- Goals

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    An SR series and 3 brevets of 1000k or greater.

    An SR series and 3 brevets of 1000k or greater.
  22. Thread: 2012 Randonnees

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    I'd like to do two 1200's and a 1000 (or vice...

    I'd like to do two 1200's and a 1000 (or vice versa) this year. The last 2 years I did a 1000k and a 1200.

    Some options:
    May 9-11: San Diego 1000k
    June 21-23: San Francisco 1000k
    June 23-26:...
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    Looks like quite a trip. If you can walk to...

    Looks like quite a trip. If you can walk to 19000 feet you should be good for 1200k on a bike. ;)
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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/2748279004.h...

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/2748279004.html

    I wonder what kind of inspection he did to determine that the bike is female.
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    Glad to hear it. I plan to be there too. But...

    Glad to hear it. I plan to be there too. But there are lots of rides to do between now and then. I hope to get at least three more 1200's before that. :thumb:

    You might consider the Cascade 1200....
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