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04-19-21, 09:08 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210414_070921639_58f540eaac01461239f797213768103baa97ed4a.jpg​​​​​Things you see on a bike on a rainy day
Replies: 40
Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi...

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture back to Tokyo (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5065640949)) and my third Flèche overall.

Although we officially did...
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Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

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215 km with 1600 m of elevation gain (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4906351051))....
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Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box....

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box. Many people carry those in 2nd or 3rd bottle cages. Under the downtube a water bottle may get dirt on it, but for a tool box it wouldn't matter that...
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Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5...

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5 person Fleche team with which I attempted a 360+ km ride last October...
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Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

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February Century done! :) (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4749923349))

I rode...
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Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It...

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It came to 200 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4560980072)), with temperatures between -2 C and 8 C (28F to 46F). I left late-ish around...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,143
Posted By joewein

2021 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
12-28-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

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https://jwde.jp/imgpub/aa833c64b09c4c7590660ef4bb67ff47/9279dbed528407ea55217930c948d099/s1024.jpg

Elephant (http://www.elephantbikes.com/stock/), meet container ship -- Container ship, meet my...
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Views: 9,520
Posted By joewein

In my experience if you run wider tires at...

In my experience if you run wider tires at pressures suitable for tarmac and gravel roads then pinch flats are really not much of an issue. After 32,000 km (20,000 mi) on Compass/Rene Herse Babyshoe...
12-07-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

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Mt Fuji with rain clouds seen across Suruga bay from the village of Heda on the west coast of Izu...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month...

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month complete! 172.5 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4433698472)) in Izu peninsula some 120 km west of Tokyo and also +24T (VeloViewer...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months...

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months of CaM!

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/3865807e9316b3b636d07a3d105fdc5c/b3cc9e82aa0a7080525cfdc057db8918/s800.jpg

Yesterday I returned to Chichibu for...
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Views: 11,392
Posted By joewein

Here's what I have on my Elephant Bikes NFE with...

Here's what I have on my Elephant Bikes NFE with Haulin Colin porteur rack:
...
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Views: 2,567
Posted By joewein

I am currently on the regular Babyshoe Pass but...

I am currently on the regular Babyshoe Pass but have also used the EL before. I ride predominantly on roads, with only a small percentage on gravel but most of my rides include small forest roads in...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/b471608fe9b339bcc1ca68c97af...

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/b471608fe9b339bcc1ca68c97af4eb37/fbe8ef0e400baf1649c626344b3aca28/s800.jpg

It had been almost 16 months since my last randonnée, but yesterday I rode a 200 km one, the...
09-20-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,670
Posted By joewein

If you're standing to climb, you're probably...

If you're standing to climb, you're probably lacking low enough gears :) Either that or you're racing.

For me the only good reason to stand is to give the rear end some rest on my 100+ mile rides...
09-20-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

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Far off rain clouds in the mountains
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Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

201 km. 33 C. 48 Veloviewer tiles. It was a...

201 km. 33 C. 48 Veloviewer tiles. It was a looong day (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4030501663)).

I left late, it was almost 08:00 already and I got back after midnight. I drank...
09-09-20, 11:39 PM
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Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

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Interior of a bus stop, decorated by school kids from a local school in Ogose (near Tokyo) and my...
09-07-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/58fb94a1ffafb07fc106d6852dd...

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/58fb94a1ffafb07fc106d6852dd4532e/c2fb803aeb188822cf95464c371d1df5/s1024.jpg

Elephant Bikes National Forest Explorer in its natural habitat.
08-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

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Fading daylight at Lake Miyagase, a reservoir in the mountains that supplies the cities of...
08-04-20, 07:56 PM
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Posted By joewein

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Haijimadaishi, a Buddhist temple in Akishima (Tokyo) that I cycled past on my way home on a 163...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

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https://jwde.jp/imgpub/1a1a3ff07cb422059415aa28bb03dc47/04cc8a1771e0c191755199cc5af04906/s800.jpg
(Haijimadaishi, a Buddhist temple in Akishima.)

Another month, another Century to ride.

In...
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Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

I rode a second century in June, a group ride...

I rode a second century in June, a group ride with friends, plus some VeloViewer tiling, all in the mountains.
...
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Views: 2,740
Posted By joewein

Heat acclimatisation helps a bit, so I make a...

Heat acclimatisation helps a bit, so I make a point of doing rides even when it starts getting uncomfortable.

On top of all the great suggestions already made by others, I wear long sleeve jerseys...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/4e1d0c09caa3b7fd4c6642da822...

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After two more centuries in May, I rode 174 km on June 6 for month #94...
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Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

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On the first Sunday in May I rode 169 km for my Century of the Month, which brought me up to 93...
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Views: 3,385
Posted By joewein

I rode 31 centuries last year. Only 4 of those...

I rode 31 centuries last year. Only 4 of those were organised rides (randonnees), the rest were all private. So to me the cancellation of brevets doesn't make that much difference with regards to how...
03-23-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nidkRGFxURalaXWt...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nidkRGFxURalaXWtda_3Rbe0B1V5TjPFSnnDaoBVk0xPtKgCEV5TFKhjtaIL3kkrIlXgEtZzYZuFlgOg8UtjXmmQGrFkTDdnucm0QUfXX8pxCqrhVP7u23AxYv_AYiwlgUPArJbJrt_7AhSS_HeHMVwV5VQZCrCyrT9SZi...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

I didn't have much chance of riding in February,...

I didn't have much chance of riding in February, with a single Century ride and one 40 km ride with a friend. I also suffered some pretty bad back pain while away on a business trip.

Last week I...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/u8yk-HkRf4Pdc9XD...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/u8yk-HkRf4Pdc9XDXw8mfnJuLE5lv6KHrSuIkGXNNL7QKQL9T6u5ZZGwPTtpC8VX6Kc5Y-bVHMtTmYkcXk8FaaUNhF_bqRB5sOBZq5ani2f2qIOkZ0h_UflMNB6BZunYiWJxLOAZpuLuYHMkMjNv63TjqPhiSembF75_-d...
01-26-20, 07:58 AM
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Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

I rode 163 km (101 mi) yesterday. It was my third...

I rode 163 km (101 mi) yesterday. It was my third Century ride this month.

Thankfully here in Tokyo we don't get frost very often. I still see flowers this time of the year, including this rose in...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

I rode another Century for January (on Strava...

I rode another Century for January (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/3002302546)). I am not planning to match or break last year's record of 31 Centuries for the year, as long as I add...
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Views: 2,711
Posted By joewein

If your phone uses a USB-C connector (or a...

If your phone uses a USB-C connector (or a Lightning connector), a charger with a USB-C port is best. To support fast charging it should support USB-PD (power delivery). For iPhone's there are USB-C...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

Thanks, GadgetGirlIL ! I am looking forward to...

Thanks, GadgetGirlIL ! I am looking forward to reading your ride reports!
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Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FqMUpVeem6thmhxS...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FqMUpVeem6thmhxSGZyWD56FKqGjCyeMP3U3mtTeV2eUjqzMb0sO5nGGbQuA4yIVrmIlg7NABk1YLoCH1pac-AvetuNa7-oRNO9U9AbzLxOu9XqrokR-PBZogikeWohcVS33caY5ZgISsNNFyApXU4-Kpzy0bI3CXzUExE...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,954
Posted By joewein

2020 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
11-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ClZfya3W9tBst94q...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ClZfya3W9tBst94qM5z9eGOkmLlskGjQEYHpfyV3Poivt8lbgNyWro7__uqLeakID0X-bwQHFRVKSthpx3Nd2zZspyP9wjVZN4IhS7gciw1g02wsIIcd0L0gA7PohC1MT59uPf5K7OHCLndOCkORWsEzvt4hl5ufn9cYI5...
11-19-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AoVDVthRf2ZVcsc6...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AoVDVthRf2ZVcsc6gT1IY_DRaOajpuOdBw90DSSTvcBVukjLytUINBQR2p8Z01QARtvCDqoo6bN5J-Zch4fL34Rvv_GsAgDPBTW_sptQ7ufpt89I4-iMBukLX_ilmxf6AjUtFMkguw6G6sxzwE_fbN2SXMM3QWYHC2qKbf...
Replies: 24
Views: 7,164
Posted By joewein

On Oct 5 I rode 202 km for my October century,...

On Oct 5 I rode 202 km for my October century, extending my streak to 86 months.
...
09-29-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,235
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1ohl8Qe_mZWN9nVt...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1ohl8Qe_mZWN9nVt9_UckF50I9kBIOUFqOIKeQhV2tPd-aqI6ej3dNKIi9mQqiNGPBMb7oRlAlHpDX7_vXV13OrTE85Z_WVedw80qayDzqYdu16TE926BfXOiucSLlg6ZX5iI3WNxqsRRrJt2hPj6esZMAHyWW78KWuTH5...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By joewein

Transcontinental Race #7 results

Congratulations, Fiona Kolbinger on winning the 7th edition of TCR!



She finished not just fastest amongst 40 female participants but more than 10 hours ahead of the fastest male cyclist to...
Replies: 24
Views: 7,164
Posted By joewein

July to September in Tokyo will be like a...

July to September in Tokyo will be like a greenhouse: 80-100% humidity and 30-40 C

But not yet. This last weekend of June the gods are sending us fresh air, as cool as any coming out of an air...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,601
Posted By joewein

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/full/33821513.png ...

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/full/33821513.png
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33821513/elevation_profile

We successfully finished the ride and covered 366 km in 24 hours with the entire 4 person...
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