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    road curmudgeon, FG rider GeraldChan's Avatar
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    Planning on using my track bike on a century (Potomac Pedalers) Any FG guys going?

    Actually my buddies only want to do the metric century so I thought I would take my Waterford and get a better workout.

    Anyone else from this forum going?

    It's supposed to be a rolling hills kind of route so I plan on using 70" gearing and clincher tires so I don't need to bring 2 sew-up spares.

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    did it two years ago, it's a really nice ride and very doable fixed. unfortunately i'll be working sunday. have a good time!
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    road curmudgeon, FG rider GeraldChan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons View Post
    did it two years ago, it's a really nice ride and very doable fixed. unfortunately i'll be working sunday. have a good time!
    Thanks for the reassurance!
    I am tempted to use my sew-up wheels and 75" gearing but am afraid of running out of steam near the end.

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    I doubt my bike will be together by then, but if it is I might try and give it a shot.

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    I used my track bike once to do a century and I wasn't too comfortable due to the geometry. My road geometry fixies are so much more comfortable for long distance rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    I used my track bike once to do a century and I wasn't too comfortable due to the geometry. My road geometry fixies are so much more comfortable for long distance rides.
    I saw someone on a FELT FG pushing what looked to be gear somewhere in the mid 70's at the ride start of the BBC century in Thurmount MD (an extremely hilly route; over 6,500' of elevation gain/loss) last weekend. Don't know if he did the whole ride as my riding buddy crashed badly at mile 15 so our ride ended there.
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    road curmudgeon, FG rider GeraldChan's Avatar
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    PPTC Century is tomorrow.

    It will be in and around the VA/ WV eastern panhandle border area and is mostly gentle rolling hills.

    Anyone else on this forum planning on doing the ride on their FG? I just got a new Madone but am planning on using my steel Waterford. Hope I don't regret it during the ride.

    Should be a nice day!
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