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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,085
Posted By Randochap

It's alive!

It's alive!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,761
Posted By Randochap

True. Ultra-distance riders will take advantage...

True. Ultra-distance riders will take advantage of this. My bike fit page (http://veloweb.ca/bike-fit/) addresses this, offering technical advice on set-up with both traditional quill stems and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,164
Posted By Randochap

I love orcas. We have resident pods and...

I love orcas. We have resident pods and sometimes, from the ferry, I see transients heading up Georgia Strait.

The best time was when I was kayaking up Johnstone Strait and a big group swam by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Randochap

I use Sprintech mirrors...

I use Sprintech mirrors (http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/sprintech-bar-end-mirrors) on my road bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Randochap

I'd try a stationary bike at the gym to begin...

I'd try a stationary bike at the gym to begin with. I've experienced long-term physio, and a spinning bike is particularly helpful.

I'm not a medical pro, but I have had achilles issue before....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,654
Posted By Randochap

A scarf.

A scarf.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,644
Posted By Randochap

I actually mount my camera(s) on my bike, or...

I actually mount my camera(s) on my bike, or rather bike rack. As discussed here (http://veloweb.ca/2011/11/21/about-veloweb-photography/), I use two cameras: a Nikon D7000 and a smaller Olympus...
12-26-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Randochap

#brassmonkey...

#brassmonkey (http://veloweb.ca/commuting/winter-cycling/)
12-26-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,788
Posted By Randochap

For the first time in years, no. But I did...

For the first time in years, no.

But I did watch lots of hardy cycling souls battling the wind/rainstorm that brought down trees and lifted roofs ... from the comfort of my hotel room above the...
12-26-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By Randochap

Lots of books to read while I'm recovering.

Lots of books to read while I'm recovering.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,090
Posted By Randochap

the real deal

For me, it wasn't a matter of putting down the car keys.

As illustrated on the VeloWeb home page (http://veloweb.ca/), I was a "serious" cyclist long before I could apply for a drivers' licence.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By Randochap

Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike....

Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike. Nothing better to learn about riding longer distances. You won't learn that in a gym.
Replies: 315
Views: 27,364
Posted By Randochap

I started this thread 2 years ago and now the...

I started this thread 2 years ago and now the 2011 PBP aspirants are on their way to France. I won't be going.

Instead, I'm writing my Long Road to Paris-Brest-Paris...
03-20-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 37,776
Posted By Randochap

Anyone who pays top dollar for Honjos, gets top...

Anyone who pays top dollar for Honjos, gets top quality and is likely to be very happy with the product.

Like maintaining bicycles themselves, fitting Honjo fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,395
Posted By Randochap

Me either.

Me either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,597
Posted By Randochap

I have ... I dunno, lost count. And I always wear...

I have ... I dunno, lost count. And I always wear one under my helmet. Keeps the head warm on chilly days and cool on hot days, with the application of water.

During the coldest days of winter, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404
Posted By Randochap

Blow torch? ;)

Blow torch? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Randochap

It's not just about formulas. The jumps between...

It's not just about formulas. The jumps between front rings--and what a rider will tolerate on wide range gearing (http://www.veloweb.ca/randopages/randoratios.html)--play an important part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,349
Posted By Randochap

I still cram my bikes in the trunk, pad with foam...

I still cram my bikes in the trunk, pad with foam and bungee down the lid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By Randochap

Make sure you don't have a lopsided testicle.

Make sure you don't have a lopsided testicle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By Randochap

I guess my years spent working in bike shops,...

I guess my years spent working in bike shops, often discovering farked pedal bearings as the source of mysterious clicking has no merit then.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,138
Posted By Randochap

Glad to hear you survived in one piece. Helmet...

Glad to hear you survived in one piece. Helmet use is mandatory here (though not everyone obeys) and after seeing a few close calls, I'm of the opinion that they are worthwhile ... though I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Randochap

Don't want to see that horror again. Madman.

Don't want to see that horror again. Madman.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,674
Posted By Randochap

Go to sports med clinic.

Go to sports med clinic.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By Randochap

I'd guess BB as well ... but check pedals closely...

I'd guess BB as well ... but check pedals closely before you go pulling the BB out. It's east to change pedals and see if the noise disappears.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By Randochap

As I note above, 650B is an option--front and...

As I note above, 650B is an option--front and rear. There is not just one "650"--there's 650A -B and -C. You are referring to 650C and these have fallen out of favour. Meanwhile, 650b is thriving,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Randochap

90 minutes is not a long ride (90 hours is...

90 minutes is not a long ride (90 hours is (http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/pbp2011/index2.php?lang=en&cat=accueil&page=edito)) so you shouldn't be thrashed unless you are going way over your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By Randochap

And just to confuse things, there's 650b....

And just to confuse things, there's 650b. (http://www.veloweb.ca/mybikepages/blerioso.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20,201
Views: 4,502,567
Posted By Randochap

A new camera. Now I can take better pictures of...

A new camera. Now I can take better pictures of bike stuff.
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By Randochap

These are ultimately questions about the...

These are ultimately questions about the mercurial interplay of social relationships. There as many kinds of personalities in randonneuring as any other group.

Much will depend on first...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-11, 01:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,900
Posted By Randochap

32 will be fine on trad wheels and, as someone...

32 will be fine on trad wheels and, as someone else said, will give you years of trouble free service, if built well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-11, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,551
Posted By Randochap

Mix it up on longer climbs. Seated and standing....

Mix it up on longer climbs. Seated and standing. Of course, gear up standing, gear down sitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Randochap

Around these parts, most of our bikes tend to be...

Around these parts, most of our bikes tend to be "rain bikes." Regarding your planned steed: Does it have plenty of clearance for fenders? That's the most important design consideration. I'd want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,897
Posted By Randochap

Bolle Parole w/ prescription insert.

Bolle Parole w/ prescription insert.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Randochap

Conti Gatorskins are an economical choice. Not...

Conti Gatorskins are an economical choice. Not the fastest or most comfortable tire, but won't break the bank.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,158
Posted By Randochap

My wife.

My wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,096
Posted By Randochap

It could be a hobby. It could be a job. It could...

It could be a hobby. It could be a job. It could be a calling. It could be a duty or a devotion. It could be a burden or a meditation. It could be a mystery or it could be zen.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By Randochap

"Very cold summer?" This is how we handle the...

"Very cold summer?" This is how we handle the cold up here. (http://www.veloweb.ca/commuterpages/wintervelos.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 22,367
Posted By Randochap

Because it's there.

Because it's there.
01-03-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,409
Posted By Randochap

I examined this question in my new years blog...

I examined this question in my new years blog (http://www.veloweb.ca/blog/2010/12/31/cycling-in-the-new-year/). I agree that the important "numbers" are best calculated in smiles-per-mile.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,981
Posted By Randochap

You're gonna die anyway.

You're gonna die anyway.
12-09-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,552
Posted By Randochap

I wear a helmet every time I get on the bike and...

I wear a helmet every time I get on the bike and ride out of my driveway. The alternative is a $100 fine.

After more than a decade of this law being in effect, I now feel naked without one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,806
Posted By Randochap

Several is better, but not much use IMO if...

Several is better, but not much use IMO if they're all suited to the same purpose. A variety of bikes are in order--road, trail, MTB. Variety is the spice of life.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By Randochap

It's the water.

It's the water.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Randochap

Treat your steed with care and reverence. Attend...

Treat your steed with care and reverence. Attend to its every need. Look after it and it will look after you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,486
Posted By Randochap

This...

This (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?595164-Advocacy-Thread...-What-Have-YOU-Done-Today&p=11909877&viewfull=1#post11909877) ... plus I give at the office.
12-09-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,223
Posted By Randochap

File.

File.
12-09-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,898
Posted By Randochap

According to economist Jeff Rubin, they soon...

According to economist Jeff Rubin, they soon ain't gonna be able to afford (http://www.veloweb.ca/blog/).
12-09-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By Randochap

Both Ford and Cherry are gasbags. Both overdue...

Both Ford and Cherry are gasbags. Both overdue for heart attacks.
12-09-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,121
Posted By Randochap

Didn't San Francisco just vote down a bike lane? ...

Didn't San Francisco just vote down a bike lane?

Vancouver, BC just went through the same thing with the Howe Street separated bike lane. The city pushed ahead over the complaints of local...
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