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  1. I have referred to this article quite often when...

    I have referred to this article quite often when the desire for a lighter bicycle gnawed at me: Ultracycling: Title

    I will say that at Brevet distances extra weight does either slow you down or...
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    Now this is just very good advice! While I...

    Now this is just very good advice! While I understand the OP's desire to ride without feeling infringed by tracking metrics, I would venture to say at the 100 mile mark and above that tracking these...
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    Handlebar and racktop

    This is how I've set up my brevet bike. I've done a 1000+k where I carried everything I need for three full days as I left from the house. In other words, it was credit card touring as I carried...
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    I had a similar sound once that turned out to be...

    I had a similar sound once that turned out to be coming from the saddle. The saddle clamp was not seated just right and clicked like your describing. Another time it was trash in the pedal but that...
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    My brevet bike has a steel fork and is smooth...

    My brevet bike has a steel fork and is smooth riding. I mount lights and handlebar bag without worries to the front of the bike.

    My Double-Century bike is alloy frame with carbon fork. The...
  6. I ride on a lot of chip-seal roads out of...

    I ride on a lot of chip-seal roads out of necessity. I try to avoid gravel but will do short sections. Most of these country roads are not the smoothest and part of why I chose steel frames.
    ...
  7. I just started running 700x25 Durano's on my...

    I just started running 700x25 Durano's on my Brevet bike. After a few hundred miles and a 600k brevet, I'm sufficiently pleased with the traction and comfort of the Durano's. They are showing...
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    I forget to drink sometimes so now I make sure I...

    I forget to drink sometimes so now I make sure I watch the clock and drink water every 15 minutes.

    I carry three insulated bottles. If too hot, I'll pour cold water on my head and since I wear a...
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    I'm not normally a fan of Starbuck's but their...

    I'm not normally a fan of Starbuck's but their chilled Vanilla Frappuccino from Convenience stores has saved my ride on a few brevets. It caffeine, calories, carbs, fats, and protein in a tasty...
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    check Home Page - Bouré Bicycle Clothing, I really want to try those.
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    Check out Peachtree City on the Southside of...

    Check out Peachtree City on the Southside of Atlanta and Southside Cycling Club (SouthSide Cycling Club, serving riders in Atlanta's South Suburbs) or down 75, check out McDonough and Southern...
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    On 6+ hour rides, protein does help. That is why...

    On 6+ hour rides, protein does help. That is why Hammer Perpeteum has a protein and fat blend. The Perpeteum has saved my bacon on several brevets and I am sure there are other brands that work as...
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    I have also learned to define your goal in rando...

    I have also learned to define your goal in rando and then build the rando bike to suit your goal.

    I've done Brevets on a Touring bike and the weight at the end of the ride is noticeable if you...
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    That is the beauty of Georgia; today a high of...

    That is the beauty of Georgia; today a high of 32F but Saturday a high near 60F. Although I admit to wishing it was going to be a little warmer at the brevet start as it is supposed to be about 34F...
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    While I am riding my SO sleeps late, enjoys free...

    While I am riding my SO sleeps late, enjoys free breakfast at the hotel, goes shopping and/or sightseeing, and we get to do dinner together the night after the ride. Of course this is primarily for...
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    After re-reading OP, take SO to the hotel the...

    After re-reading OP, take SO to the hotel the night before for a romantic V-day before the Brevet day. Such strategy has saved me from SO's wrath as I decided to seek an R-12.
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    If you are near or willing to travel to Middle...

    If you are near or willing to travel to Middle Georgia, Audax Atlanta is running a 200k this weekend. Best climbs in Middle GA! Come'on down www.audaxatlanta.com.

    Since this will be the...
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    I mix HEED and Perpeteum because evidently I need...

    I mix HEED and Perpeteum because evidently I need the extra electrolytes. Experiment a little but keep in mind that Perp. is really best used for rides over 4 hours in length. Under 4 hours, I...
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    I picked up a 2013 Raleigh Clubman the end of...

    I picked up a 2013 Raleigh Clubman the end of last season and it a perfect Brevet bike for me. With the Clubman I enjoy riding Brevets at a brisk but casual pace, I can ride long self-supported stay...
  20. My commute is 21 miles each way. I learned...

    My commute is 21 miles each way. I learned quickly that I couldn't go hard every day. I got a HRM and had to teach myself to pace myself with Zone 2 rides instead of always riding Fartlek.
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    How badly do the aerobars affect the bike's...

    How badly do the aerobars affect the bike's handling? Asked another way, does the trail of LD race bike need to tweaked or is the difference small enough to be handled by the rider?

    Second...
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    I've been running such thoughts through my mind...

    I've been running such thoughts through my mind for a while. I too am ~230lb and ride a Raleigh Sojourn but bought a Raleigh Clubman for a Brevet bike since concluding that there is not one best bike...
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    Not a framebuilder but a steel lover. My...

    Not a framebuilder but a steel lover.

    My touring bike is a Raleigh Sojourn in R-631. I commute on this bike mainly and unloaded it is stiff but still smoother than my aluminium framed bike. My...
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    RW, Your hotel info on Cedartown matches what...

    RW,

    Your hotel info on Cedartown matches what else I've read.

    The Silver Comet has water ~20 miles apart. The Ladiga felt more remote and I don't remember seeing much water. I carried 3 water...
  25. I've discovered that Stack and Reach are more...

    I've discovered that Stack and Reach are more meaningful measurements to me rather than top tube length. I still use standover though just to make sure that a frame is not so tall that I can't...
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