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    I did this ride last year as my first night...

    I did this ride last year as my first night brevet -- it's flat, it's fast, it's fun. Most of it is suburban enough that there's a fair bit of ambient light, too. You'll probably learn that some...
  2. Actually, if you read the update, the initial...

    Actually, if you read the update, the initial unit was faulty. The replacement will shut off if one attempts to charge it when it's all the way charged already, but if one doesn't attempt that, it's...
  3. Yeah. On the map screen, while recording and...

    Yeah. On the map screen, while recording and navigating with tones on and a 15-second backlight timeout, my Touring will definitely do 8 hours, probably 10 if letting it go all the way to zero.
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    That intersection is less than a mile from my...

    That intersection is less than a mile from my house; it's funny to see it as part of a trip report. It can be a mess to turn left there with the angled tracks in the middle of it and no stop signs,...
  5. Followup: the new one is much less flakey -- it...

    Followup: the new one is much less flakey -- it will charge from the AA pack in all but one specific situation, where it will shut itself off repeatedly, whereas the old one just seemed random. That...
  6. Actually, that's really helpful to know for...

    Actually, that's really helpful to know for limping my Touring through the 400k tomorrow -- I was running it 100% on the map screen. I'll switch it to the speedometer screen -- the list of turns I...
  7. No, I know about those options, and I have a...

    No, I know about those options, and I have a dynamo hub already for my front light. The problem I'm having is that the Edge Touring turns itself off while charging from the battery pack I have,...
  8. Yeah, I think the second one's going to go back...

    Yeah, I think the second one's going to go back after the 400K this weekend. I'll do what I did on the 300k -- run it down until it freaks out, then navigate the old fashioned way with it off and...
  9. It's a Gomadic I'm using, with the correct cable...

    It's a Gomadic I'm using, with the correct cable (at least according to Gomadic), alas.
  10. Garmin Edge Touring + charging while riding: anyone have any luck?

    I got a Garmin Edge Touring Plus for Christmas, and I have never successfully gotten it to charge from an external battery pack for very long -- it keeps trying to auto power down randomly. I...
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    The Gunnar CrossHairs is $900 frame/$300 fork (it...

    The Gunnar CrossHairs is $900 frame/$300 fork (it was cheaper years ago when I looked at it) and a great frame in that range too. (I will caveat that I have never found Bianchi's to feel...
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    It's along Chestnut St in Wilmington,...

    It's along Chestnut St in Wilmington, approximately here:
    http://goo.gl/maps/gXE9Y

    That was the road under construction as of Saturday. :)

    As for favorite roads, this was not the loop I did...
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    Finally downloaded my weekend pictures -- had one...

    Finally downloaded my weekend pictures -- had one of those rides where nothing in my legs felt right. Headed north up to Lowell along some favorite roads, one of which was in grooved mode getting...
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    Yeah, there have been studies that do things like...

    Yeah, there have been studies that do things like have students play video games with a lot of spatial maneuvering -- they get better at academic tasks that require good visualization (like...
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    There are decent saddles at $40-$60 -- what you...

    There are decent saddles at $40-$60 -- what you don't get at that price is lightweight, and you don't need to worry about weight differences in saddles right now. The WTB ones REI sells aren't bad,...
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    +1 have this same frankensetup on my brevet bike....

    +1 have this same frankensetup on my brevet bike. Works like a charm. Is not horrifically expensive to do, either.
  17. Eh, your experience is not mine. I know a lot of...

    Eh, your experience is not mine. I know a lot of people who ride at 10ish mph and have trouble getting faster -- a lot of them are happy touring/riding at that pace. Granted, most of them are...
  18. There is absolutely no need to be insulting. ...

    There is absolutely no need to be insulting. 10mph moving average honestly doesn't seem that odd to me for someone in hilly terrain coming off a long cycling break.

    It is, however, not fast...
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    Cyclecross/interrupter levers can be added to any...

    Cyclecross/interrupter levers can be added to any standard drop-bar setup -- they're exactly the same location for your hands as extension levers, but they work much better than the old extension...
  20. Thread: 400km?

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    If you have the option to do an overnight 200k,...

    If you have the option to do an overnight 200k, take it -- it's a great way to get used to an all-night ride with less physical challenge.
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    Actually, I was conflating two different figures,...

    Actually, I was conflating two different figures, which is what I get for posting sleepily after two RUSA rides this weekend -- the RUSA total percent of women, and the percent by country at the...
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    While people's anecdotes may include a lot of...

    While people's anecdotes may include a lot of women, that often says more about the reporter. Either they've self-selected a group with a lot of women, or they're not counting systematically --...
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    The steepest bit on my hill-climb training route...

    The steepest bit on my hill-climb training route is a short pitch of 15% at the top of a 1-mile hill that averages around 8 except for one or two places where you jog over a hundred meters on a flat...
  24. I don't like sunsleeves -- the ones the right...

    I don't like sunsleeves -- the ones the right size for my lower arms cut into my upper arm, and a lot of women's jerseys have these stupid cap sleeves so I'd still get a gap. But lots of people...
  25. Interesting. I am not fond of AAA due to their...

    Interesting. I am not fond of AAA due to their past history of anti-bike lobbying, and have a Better World Club bicycle policy. (I also sold my car a few years back, so AAA would make little sense...
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