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Old 04-15-24, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Forekaster/Rekon F/R seems to be a popular combo for the terrain around here. I just think that the DHF/Aggressor is just way too much tire for the kind of riding I do. And from what I hear the DHF is one of the slowest rolling tires out there. I don't want to go really shallow tread or thin casings since there's a lot of roots and rocks where I ride, but it would be nice to shave a few hundred grams off the wheels if possible. I do know that I absolutely despise riding the bike on anything other than singletrack and the tires that are on it I'm sure contribute a lot to that.
It's never going to feel like a road bike. I know you know this but I have the same thought when I ride the mtb on pavement or super smooth dirt. My bike came with 27.5 x 2.8 Rekons. They are 850 grams, or more, and I run low pressure. I think about putting something faster on, but what? Anything dirt worthy is going to weigh close to that, I think.
Plus, if I did find a lighter, smaller tire I would be worried about losing the grip and durability of the Rekons. And the bike is 32+pounds and I'm 200.

Maxxis has a lot of info on their website and you can compare their tires against each other. There are so many different ones I write the model number down so if I see something on sale I can be sure which one it is.

I've used Maxxis road tires and was pretty happy with them but prefer GP 5000s.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
My record mid-ride meal happened on a solo century from Vancouver, USA to Olympia, WA. I'd hit a convenience market at mile 30 had a roast beef sandwich, chocolate milk and a couple fig newtons, then at mile 34 I saw a burger joint and thought to myself "You know I could still eat at least half a horse", so stopped in and ordered a burger, fries and milkshake. I just snacked on the rest of the sleeve of fig newtons 'til mile 66 when I got a salad. Then I felt kinda sluggish and weary 'til mile 85 when I got my second wind, was almost tempted to keep riding all the way to Seattle
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have yet to master eating that much at one sitting while riding. I would shake my head in wonderment when riders would sit down at the 200 mile mark and polish off a Whopper, fries and a drink. Brevet people are different.
When I toured for 6 weeks I was eating about 6000 calories per day and lost 10 pounds. I can eat a lot on a ride but certain things don't work. Actually not as much as I used to.
There is a BF member, Biker395, and I have ridden with him when he eats unbelievable amounts of food. He's 40 pounds lighter than I am and he's done endurance racing, doubles, and RAAM on a 4 person team.
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NBC Sports just spoilered the Ladies' Amstel Gold race I downloaded last night. Holy cow, can't wait to watch it tonight!
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Originally Posted by big john
When I toured for 6 weeks I was eating about 6000 calories per day and lost 10 pounds. I can eat a lot on a ride but certain things don't work. Actually not as much as I used to.
There is a BF member, Biker395, and I have ridden with him when he eats unbelievable amounts of food. He's 40 pounds lighter than I am and he's done endurance racing, doubles, and RAAM on a 4 person team.
Getting back on the bike after a big meal like that is foreign to me. Eating dinner is fine, as I don't ride to my bed.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have yet to master eating that much at one sitting while riding. I would shake my head in wonderment when riders would sit down at the 200 mile mark and polish off a Whopper, fries and a drink. Brevet people are different.
RollCNY told me he has a "BBQ chicken rule". If you come upon one of those church (or similar) BBQs, you must stop and partake.

Sure enough, we stopped at a church BBQ on the Mexico ride. Around mile 80.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
RollCNY told me he has a "BBQ chicken rule". If you come upon one of those church (or similar) BBQs, you must stop and partake.

Sure enough, we stopped at a church BBQ on the Mexico ride. Around mile 80.
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DU Pioneers did it again.

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My tax refund was $63.00.

Cost to file: $60.09.

Net gain after filing: +$2.91.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
My tax refund was $63.00.

Cost to file: $60.09.

Net gain after filing: +$2.91.
I mailed in paper tax forms. I forget what the stamp cost.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I mailed in paper tax forms. I forget what the stamp cost.
You did it manually?


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FGOTDs featuring the M's should be more popular
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You did it manually?


I was hoping to do it all on fillable PDFs but I had to do some stupid worksheet pertaining to Schedule D in pen

Calculations calculated with this calculator:

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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have yet to master eating that much at one sitting while riding. I would shake my head in wonderment when riders would sit down at the 200 mile mark and polish off a Whopper, fries and a drink. Brevet people are different.
15 mins after eating that, I set a PR on a 1/4 mile 16% climb - and felt no ill effects (other than my legs - which were screaming <-Shut up legs!)
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have yet to master eating that much at one sitting while riding. I would shake my head in wonderment when riders would sit down at the 200 mile mark and polish off a Whopper, fries and a drink. Brevet people are different.
We had dinner with a vendor we've recently signed on with, and oh, my lord! I'm gonna need to ride 200 miles the week I came back.
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Happy 60th birthday, Wawa!
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Originally Posted by big john
It's never going to feel like a road bike. I know you know this but I have the same thought when I ride the mtb on pavement or super smooth dirt. My bike came with 27.5 x 2.8 Rekons. They are 850 grams, or more, and I run low pressure. I think about putting something faster on, but what? Anything dirt worthy is going to weigh close to that, I think.
Plus, if I did find a lighter, smaller tire I would be worried about losing the grip and durability of the Rekons. And the bike is 32+pounds and I'm 200.
Oh absolutely I know it's not going to be quick by any means, but some of the gravel roads I end up on when riding in Dupont are an absolute slog pushing big chunky Minion knobs around. I feel like the bike was just over-tired from the factory considering it's a 130/115 travel light trail bike. I'm similar to you, probably around 190lbs of body on a ~30lb bike.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You did it manually?


I used a Versalog just a few days ago. I was looking for something in a box of junk from work and there were 4 slide rules in the box. I took the Versalog out and made a few easy calculations for fun. Oh, yeah, just like old times.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Happy 60th birthday, Wawa!
My first job was at a Wawa store.

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Originally Posted by big john
It's never going to feel like a road bike. I know you know this but I have the same thought when I ride the mtb on pavement or super smooth dirt. My bike came with 27.5 x 2.8 Rekons. They are 850 grams, or more, and I run low pressure. I think about putting something faster on, but what? Anything dirt worthy is going to weigh close to that, I think.
Plus, if I did find a lighter, smaller tire I would be worried about losing the grip and durability of the Rekons. And the bike is 32+pounds and I'm 200.

Maxxis has a lot of info on their website and you can compare their tires against each other. There are so many different ones I write the model number down so if I see something on sale I can be sure which one it is.

I've used Maxxis road tires and was pretty happy with them but prefer GP 5000s.
Continental might be an option … Race King … Cross King … or maybe Terra Trail .. ?

Schwalbe also …can’t recall the models / names … I believe one of the Schwalbe off road tiree is among the fastest and is also fairly lightweight
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Happy 60th birthday, Wawa!
but … is it Wawa … or Sheetz … ???
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Originally Posted by rsbob;[url=tel:23215657
23215657[/url]]15 mins after eating that, I set a PR on a 1/4 mile 16% climb - and felt no ill effects (other than my legs - which were screaming <-Shut up legs!)
My problem with eating much during a ride is that my legs stiffen up from all that rest. Better to graze more frequently.
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Originally Posted by abshipp;[url=tel:23215869
23215869[/url]]Oh absolutely I know it's not going to be quick by any means, but some of the gravel roads I end up on when riding in Dupont are an absolute slog pushing big chunky Minion knobs around. I feel like the bike was just over-tired from the factory considering it's a 130/115 travel light trail bike. I'm similar to you, probably around 190lbs of body on a ~30lb bike.
I guess I’m gonna have to weigh the Avalanche. It feels much lighter than that.
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