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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-18-08, 12:00 AM   #1
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What's the furthest you have ever ridden ...

In one day.
On a Brooks saddle.
Without any kind of spandex cycling shorts.
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Old 05-18-08, 12:07 AM   #2
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new brooks or broken in brooks?
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The grammar police say:

When dealing with a progression of distance you use 'farthest' not 'furthest' - in all other cases it is 'furthest'.

So . . .

This was the farthest he had ever been from home, ending up in Northern Africa was the furthest thing from his mind when he set out on his bicycle that morning.

But to be honest the two words are so misused that they are pretty much interchangeable these days. Lesson over for today, but be on you're guard.

(Go on, it's sitting there.)
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Old 05-18-08, 05:55 PM   #5
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The grammar police say:

When dealing with a progression of distance you use 'farthest' not 'furthest' - in all other cases it is 'furthest'.

So . . .

This was the farthest he had ever been from home, ending up in Northern Africa was the furthest thing from his mind when he set out on his bicycle that morning.

But to be honest the two words are so misused that they are pretty much interchangeable these days. Lesson over for today, but be on you're guard.

(Go on, it's sitting there.)
Sigh...
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Old 05-18-08, 06:11 PM   #6
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I did 104 miles on 4/20 this year. With a brooks pro (with only 400 miles on it) and some khaki shorts which now have permanent **** looking stains.
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Old 05-18-08, 06:12 PM   #7
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Sigh...


What's worse, someone being anal enough to point out an error - or someone being anal enough to complain about someone else pointing out an error ?

Suck it up big boy !
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The grammar police say:

When dealing with a progression of distance you use 'farthest' not 'furthest' - in all other cases it is 'furthest'.

So . . .

This was the farthest he had ever been from home, ending up in Northern Africa was the furthest thing from his mind when he set out on his bicycle that morning.

But to be honest the two words are so misused that they are pretty much interchangeable these days. Lesson over for today, but be on you're guard.

(Go on, it's sitting there.)


The worst is pointing out errors only to make worse blunders
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Judas Priest! Will someone just answer the damn question. I actually have a legitimate reason for asking that has real implications about riding a bike.
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55 miles, 49/17
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80 miles in jeans. clipless pedals, 45x17.
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Old 05-18-08, 09:00 PM   #12
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I think my (not very good) sense of humour might be little too effete !

Notice that at the end of my post are the words "(Go on, it's sitting there.)"

So, you got it ! Well spotted, even if you missed the context.
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Most in one day ?

Probably no more than 70-80 miles, in jeans, on a Selle Italia SLR saddle, my back end held up pretty well.

Interestingly I was with a bunch of friends (London to Brighton annual ride here in the UK) and they all went for padded Lycra shorts, gel seat covers and so on, I tried one of the covers and it was like sitting on Jelly (Jello=USA?).

At the end of the day they were in a lot of pain due to sore arses, I held up just fine. I doubt I have a stronger backside than anyone, so I presume it was something to do with avoiding all that padded/gelled crap ?

Perhaps it discourages you from naturally moving yourself around on the saddle, and you tend to sit on one position for the whole ride ? Just a guess.

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Now that you have all given me your gear ratios, thank you very much, has anyone ever found that a Brooks saddle is more comfortable with regular pants than with cycling shorts? Especially on long rides.
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nope, definitely did that ride and wished i had been in spandex. ill often wear shorts under regular pants on longer, informal rides.
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The best thing for long rides is leather... my touring bike (fixed) has a Wright's that is amazing for distances.

100 miles will make you feel like riding 100 more.
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this is a weird question - "how many miles can you ride under unfavorable circumstances when better options are readily available?"
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