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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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    "History is the lie most commonly agreed upon."

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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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    I haz byke? Sin Titulo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sin Titulo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
    The worst is pointing out errors only to make worse blunders
    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.
    Last edited by tynan; 05-18-08 at 10:11 PM.
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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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