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Posted By barturtle

Pay attention: They're talking about motorcycle...

Pay attention: They're talking about motorcycle trips. The type of mental sharpness needed to do long stints in the saddle, motorcycle or bicycle is similar.
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Posted By barturtle

A full zip jersey makes bathroom breaks easier...

A full zip jersey makes bathroom breaks easier with bibs than a half zip. I particularly like my full-zip short sleeve Smartwool jersey for long summer days. I have some bibs that are more able to be...
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Posted By barturtle

You gave me a great idea: At the half way point...

You gave me a great idea: At the half way point take me and my heavy ass bike and run over anyone who has any water and food, take it and carry on with my ride! Brilliant!
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Posted By barturtle

That'd be awesome, but there's nothing in the...

That'd be awesome, but there's nothing in the area aside from near the start, not that there is a course map available in advance. Any outside help earns a DQ, anyway. No stashed bottles, either.
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Posted By barturtle

So, new development:no more drop bag service. Or...

So, new development:no more drop bag service. Or any service at all. There are zero resupply spots on the course. Fully self-supported.

Any thoughts on best way to carry enough food and water for...
06-13-11, 01:43 PM
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Posted By barturtle

I've got an older model Black Diamond Spot, and...

I've got an older model Black Diamond Spot, and it's bright enough to ride by, the new model is supposed to be ~50% brighter. Pretty reasonably priced.
Forum: BMX
06-04-11, 06:00 PM
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Posted By barturtle

If you've only got 11 Pounds into it, maybe you...

If you've only got 11 Pounds into it, maybe you can make a profit and get 20 Pounds or so for it.
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Posted By barturtle

Thanks, Askel. Other than water and a larger...

Thanks, Askel.

Other than water and a larger lunch (in addition to all the bars and gels on the bike) I was considering the drop bag to be used to replenish the spares on the bike. If I go through...
05-27-11, 09:41 AM
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Posted By barturtle

I've got an 08 Coda, it has over 4000 miles on...

I've got an 08 Coda, it has over 4000 miles on it, though it doesn't get ridden as much currently as my other 2 bikes, mostly because I don't have it set up for the types of riding I most typically...
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Posted By barturtle

I know the KY RBA moved all his events up, both...

I know the KY RBA moved all his events up, both to let the riders get their PBP qualifications done and to allow for those who didn't make the cutoffs locally to try again in another region. I didn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 02:30 PM
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Posted By barturtle

I love my Fantom CX. I don't have too much...

I love my Fantom CX. I don't have too much trouble keeping up on club rides, even though it's pretty loaded with fenders, bags and such.

However, that said, I'd love to have a Soma Double Cross DC.
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Posted By barturtle

Mostly I'm using the MTB because I don't want to...

Mostly I'm using the MTB because I don't want to risk my normal century bike. The old Trek is a nice steel frame, and now sports a rigid Surly 1x1 fork. Those fat tires roll really well and will...
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Posted By barturtle

Thanks everyone. I was planning on carrying a...

Thanks everyone. I was planning on carrying a spare (I always do on all my bikes). I'll be using my MTB for this ride, current plan, which could change as I continue testing, is to run a 1.8" rear...
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Posted By barturtle

What's in your Drop Bag?

I've signed up for my first event that offers drop bag service. I've never needed one, as all the local events in Kentucky (brevets, club centuries) have plenty of store stops for food and water and...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-11, 05:07 PM
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Posted By barturtle

One of these might just handle a petite sized...

One of these might just handle a petite sized wife

http://www.cetmacargo.com/CETMAracksindex.htm

http://www.passstow.com/index.html
05-21-11, 03:34 PM
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Posted By barturtle

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___5005...

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___50052

I've got some, they've been used a few times, but normally I just wear sandals and wool socks when it's raining.
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Posted By barturtle

I'll add to my earlier suggestion to get a bike...

I'll add to my earlier suggestion to get a bike that can handle wider tires:

These are dirt roads, with a very skinny tire with little to no tread, if there is the least amount of moisture, you're...
04-24-11, 07:01 PM
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Posted By barturtle

Cateye LD-150. Mounted on the front of my Acorn...

Cateye LD-150. Mounted on the front of my Acorn Handlebar Bag. With black tape forming a visor so the blink doesn't distract me. Great light.
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Posted By barturtle

Unless you are extremely light (like under 130)...

Unless you are extremely light (like under 130) AND have lots of experience riding dirt, I'd suggest getting a bike that can handle wider tires. Like 32's. 35's if you're over 175. 38's if you're...
04-18-11, 08:21 PM
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Posted By barturtle

Even if they did, the 28mm width is usually just...

Even if they did, the 28mm width is usually just the casing, and the knobs require more space around that. Probably your best bet is going to be some kind of treaded commuter tire, like the Panaracer...
04-17-11, 08:07 PM
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Posted By barturtle

Heck, I ride with a 46x34 with a 13-30 cassette....

Heck, I ride with a 46x34 with a 13-30 cassette. But I'm more a century guy than a speed demon.
04-14-11, 12:22 AM
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Posted By barturtle

Try dropping the pressure in your tires. If...

Try dropping the pressure in your tires. If you're running the max they're rated for you either have too much pressure or too narrow of tires. I'm north of 200 and in 28's I'm only running 85f/95r....
04-13-11, 09:14 AM
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Posted By barturtle

You may have already figured this out, but this...

You may have already figured this out, but this looks doable, as there are signs and markings for traffic in both directions.

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04-09-11, 08:47 PM
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Posted By barturtle

I also run the Kwest 1.5" (a mismatched 65psi fr...

I also run the Kwest 1.5" (a mismatched 65psi fr and 100psi rr) performance has been great so far, though honestly since it's one of 3 bikes I own it doesn't see tons of miles.
04-08-11, 03:53 PM
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Views: 858
Posted By barturtle

I've followed the replace 2 rebuild on 3 (or...

I've followed the replace 2 rebuild on 3 (or actually build a new wheel as I've only broken spokes on wheelsets I wouldn't spend money on rebuilding)

Out of curiosity, how do you like the...
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