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    31,000 kCal per gallon at $3.00 per gallon is...

    31,000 kCal per gallon at $3.00 per gallon is roughly one dollar for 10,000 kCal.
    A banana is about $0.35 and 100 kCal, so that's... uh... $35 for 10,000 kCal?

    (Did I get that right? If no,...
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    I run a dynohub system, but I do occasionally...

    I run a dynohub system, but I do occasionally look at the alternatives. You'll find a variety of lighting solutions employed even on the longest brevets. Replacable batteries vs rechargable vs...
  3. Far less traumatic story from me. Bulging disc...

    Far less traumatic story from me. Bulging disc in L5/L6 (I have an extra, woo hoo) led to months of therapy followed by surgery and more therapy and months off the bike. Add arthritis in my neck...
  4. I did the Natchez Trace 1500k last week, so 5...

    I did the Natchez Trace 1500k last week, so 5 century+ days adding up to 933 miles. Some guys did a 70 mile ride the day before, just to have 1000 miles for the week.

    I don't know the age of all...
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    I think I paid $5 for my thin 100% Merino wool...

    I think I paid $5 for my thin 100% Merino wool sweater, at the local Goodwill store. It has a few moth holes, and isn't exactly stylish, but it kept me alive on a much colder than expected evening...
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    I try to avoid those situations, as I consider...

    I try to avoid those situations, as I consider them the most dangerous road conditions - even worse than Sunday in the 'burbs when church lets out. When in the situation - usually due to poor...
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    There is one possible cure... risky and certainly...

    There is one possible cure... risky and certainly not guaranteed. Go to your lbs and test ride the two most expensive bikes in the shop. Look at a good pair of road shoes, 2-3 pairs of shorts and...
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    Time was when winter was for getting fat and...

    Time was when winter was for getting fat and spring was for saddle sores.

    There was no internet to whine on, and you sure weren't telling your riding buddies that your spring legs felt like...
  9. Thread: Grill Trike

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    So far the riding and grilling have been done...

    So far the riding and grilling have been done independently, but it does beg to be ridden with a trail of smoke wafting behind, doesn't it? I'm thinking a wearable heat shield may do the trick.
  10. Thread: Grill Trike

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    Grill Trike

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    Take one worn out industrial trike, one worn out grill, and few bike bits to glue things together, and you have the grill trike. The inaugural grilling event was a success. Now to strip...
  11. No proprietary bits. Eyelets for fenders and...

    No proprietary bits. Eyelets for fenders and racks. Generator hub and lights. Full coverage fenders. Rear rack with tabs for pannier hooks. Braze on for 3 bottles. Clearance for tires up to...
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    I switched from Look pedals/road shoes to SPDs...

    I switched from Look pedals/road shoes to SPDs and Shimano sandals after suffering hotfoot on a 600k in 2011. Vastly better.
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    There are a number of variables that can make...

    There are a number of variables that can make your experience different than others, when it comes to your back on a 'bent. Your particular spinal issue, combined with the position this seat puts...
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    2011 I used the controls for food, sleep, and...

    2011 I used the controls for food, sleep, and water. Once or twice I got water from a fan and once got food outside a control. I never waited in line, largely due to being on a recumbent and...
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    I think there would be a problem looking at SR...

    I think there would be a problem looking at SR times and PBP times, because there are too many unknown variables. If you looked at my 600k qualifier time of 39:30, that might suggest a PBP DNF. The...
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    When we were young we had so much to lose - our...

    When we were young we had so much to lose - our entire lives ahead of us - yet we were reckless. The older we get, generally the more careful we become. Seems backwards, don't you think?

    Maybe...
  17. If it's really ready to ride (and your size) I...

    If it's really ready to ride (and your size) I wouldn't blink at that price. OTOH, if it needs rubber/cables/grease I'd knock off a chunk.

    It's still a popular touring bike. DT shifters are...
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    I used to do that. Then I ran across a border...

    I used to do that. Then I ran across a border collie who would take off in the other direction when she saw me coming, going out her back yard, and across a field, to where the road eventually...
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    Keep it fun, otherwise you will quit. ...

    Keep it fun, otherwise you will quit.

    Sometimes fast is fun, sometimes far, sometimes suffering is fun in a twisted way. Sometimes slow is fun, sometimes hills but other times flats.

    But to...
  20. Very well said. I run the local bike co-op,...

    Very well said.

    I run the local bike co-op, and when these 30-40 year old bikes come in they often need nothing more than lube, cables, and rubber to get back on the road. Today's low end bikes...
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    Vermont sounds like Indiana. When the temp...

    Vermont sounds like Indiana. When the temp bounces above and below freezing twice daily, ug. It's the refrozen slushy ruts that I find impassable. That and too-deep snow, which we seem to rarely...
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    How were you at the end of 130 miles? Out of gas...

    How were you at the end of 130 miles? Out of gas and dehydrated, or feeling okay?

    I'd say you have the fitness, it's more about the know-how to keep yourself fueled and hydrated, knowing how to...
  23. Pleasant riding city bike, as others have...

    Pleasant riding city bike, as others have indicated they are indestructible and undesirable to most bike thieves. Converted to a 3-speed IGH and a generator hub front wheel, mine was a solid and...
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    Cycling causes my body to generate whatever's...

    Cycling causes my body to generate whatever's necessary to reduce most of the aches and pains from a desk job.

    When I overdo it, typically monthly since I discovered randonneuring, I resort to...
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    Welcome to BF, and to cycling I suppose. Watch...

    Welcome to BF, and to cycling I suppose. Watch out for the trolls and the cagers, and enjoy the ride.

    IIRC, I rode into SC briefly while en route from Greensboro NC to Sunset Beach NC. The...
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