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My Knighthood Quest...

Old 07-01-15, 03:27 PM
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My Knighthood Quest...

Decided since this is going to be a 3 day weekend for me... well, i've decided that this Friday I will formally declare my independence from Couchlandria and complete the Sufferlandrian Knighthood Challenge!

If you happen to be on Facebook i've set up a page to document the SUFFERING!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johns...87229158065087

I look forward to joining my brothers and sisters in the Castle!
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John,
hoping you have all the nutrition, hydration and change of clothes sorted out. It's going to be a long day.
Let me know what time you set off and the order of your do. If time and wife permits I will ride at least one video with you. Look forward to seeing lots of pictures as you ride.
see you on the other side.
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Originally Posted by superdex View Post
Good luck!
Thank you!!

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John,
hoping you have all the nutrition, hydration and change of clothes sorted out. It's going to be a long day.
Let me know what time you set off and the order of your do. If time and wife permits I will ride at least one video with you. Look forward to seeing lots of pictures as you ride.
see you on the other side.
Allan KOS
Thank you!!

I think I have pretty much everything sorted out. Long day indeed... but I think my wife might have the tougher job! I've asked her to take pictures/vids, update Facebook AND entertain our 15 month old TWINS! LOL

My plan is to start at 6:00am Eastern (10:00 UTC)
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Can you tell me how one goes about doing what you are about to do? I used the search function but couldn't find any details on what's required
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Old 07-02-15, 11:28 AM
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Can you tell me how one goes about doing what you are about to do? I used the search function but couldn't find any details on what's required
Basically complete 10 SufferFest videos back to back... not all SufferFest videos are approved to use for knighthood though.... for the details check here:

Knights of Sufferlandria
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Can you soft pedal them or is there some sort of rating system designed to sort out the wimps?
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Can you soft pedal them or is there some sort of rating system designed to sort out the wimps?
Two pronged test:
1- are you proud of your effort
2-did you suffer

AFAIK only one has failed to measure up under review. I Started mine at 75%, The last 3 were brutal! I was exhausted. I really hammered the last one as best I could. Whenever a video calls for 10/10 you do it in a Quest.

Good luck Squire @scrming. Once done make sure to email the minions with your record. May Honor, Glory, and Victory be yours!

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Thank you, Sir Mark!!!
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quotes paraphrased from Don Quixote

“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, 10 sufferfest giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.”



“And so I believe that the sage I have mentioned must, a moment ago, have placed in your thoughts and on your tongue the appellation “The Knight of the Sufferlandian”, which is what I propose to call myself from now on; and to ensure that the title suits me all the better, I am resolved to have painted on my coat of arms, at the earliest opportunity, a very sufferlandian face.”


“One man is no more than another, if he do no more than what another does.”

Good luck Squire @scrming.
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Thank you!!!

i do have my coat of arms...



Onceit is official I will get it completed.
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Old 07-03-15, 05:40 PM
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OMG!!! That was absolutely the hardest thing i have done!!! But it is DONE!!!
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congratulation - well done Sir scrming
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Congratulations, Sir. That sounds to me like a horrible way to spend the day but my hat (helmet?) is off to you!
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Originally Posted by BadBurrito View Post
congratulation - well done Sir scrming
Thank you!!!

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Congratulations, Sir. That sounds to me like a horrible way to spend the day but my hat (helmet?) is off to you!
Thank you!! It a day filled with GLORIOUS SUFFERING! Especially after #7 when the nausea kicked in! OMG! I would never guessed i would be able to push myself so hard! And that is one thing i've learned since i started doing the SufferFest videos... pushing myself well past my perceived limits!!!
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As a reward for completing my Knighthood I added a Pure Fix to the stable!


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Wow cool looking bike!

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Wow cool looking bike!

Charlie
I agree!

i love its absolute simplicity. I had store flip the wheel to FIXED (flip flop hub). Took it out last night and gave it a real workout. Or should I say it gave me a workout! Getting used to the whole fixed thing. No big mistakes yet but does take a lot more concentration
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More concentration? Hmm I would have thought with no shifting it would be simpler even though perhaps harder to pedal.

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More concentration? Hmm I would have thought with no shifting it would be simpler even though perhaps harder to pedal.

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I've got my hub flipped over to the fixed gear side so if the wheels are turning the pedals are moving... Which means no coasting! The concentration comes into things like STOPPING... And since you can't simply move the pedals backwards even starting can be more fun!
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I've got my hub flipped over to the fixed gear side so if the wheels are turning the pedals are moving... Which means no coasting! The concentration comes into things like STOPPING... And since you can't simply move the pedals backwards even starting can be more fun!
Not to mention having to worry about pedal strike while cornering...
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Not to mention having to worry about pedal strike while cornering...
Exactly! All the things you take for granted riding a freewheel hub!
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Oh, boy, next you'll be moving to Brooklyn.
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Oh, boy, next you'll be moving to Brooklyn.
Actually Brooklyn is a very nice area of Michigan Lots of nice roads!

Brooklyn, Michigan is a cozy town snuggled between three lakes in the Heart of the Irish Hills. This growing community continues to have new businesses open within the village limits enabling the town to be a complete shopping center.

Village of Brooklyn Michigan- The Heart of Irish Hills

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I'd forgotten there is a Brooklyn there. Looks like a nice town. But I was thinking more along the lines of this.
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