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Posted By clasher

Damn that's scary. Have you heard how he is...

Damn that's scary. Have you heard how he is doing? Did you call 911?

I did another 600 this weekend, about 4100m of climbing. I had a good time, rode it very casually almost like a tour, always...
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Posted By clasher

I like cereal bars too but the ones I like best...

I like cereal bars too but the ones I like best have too much fibre in them to eat more than one or two a day. I get bananas if they are still kind of green but most corner stores here that have...
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Posted By clasher

I don't drink milk on rides... I usually grab...

I don't drink milk on rides... I usually grab pepsi at a control and I take some kind of gummy candy with to eat between controls. If there is a grocery store near a control I will get some buns and...
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Posted By clasher

I know I couldn't hack that long on the bus, I...

I know I couldn't hack that long on the bus, I did 8 hour trips up to northern Ontario before I had a car and it was brutal. Maybe next time we run the Manitoulin, or even think about doing the...
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Posted By clasher

After I finished the granite anvil in 2017 I...

After I finished the granite anvil in 2017 I couldn't even handle driving an hour back home so I got a hotel room... even the 5 block drive to the hotel was questionable, looking back. If the train...
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Posted By clasher

I've always wanted to do it even though it...

I've always wanted to do it even though it doesn't start in Toronto anymore I'd like to do it... but I am planning to do one at the start of August, even though it's almost as far of a drive for me...
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Posted By clasher

Jeez, that seems weird that they've shut down...

Jeez, that seems weird that they've shut down applications for the medal... too bad if you haven't done a 600 yet, no SR medal for you! I'd be annoyed if I weren't going to PBP and was planning to do...
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Posted By clasher

I picked one around 14:15 for the bike check, I...

I picked one around 14:15 for the bike check, I plan to sleep in and that leaves me enough time to find some cheap brunch and ride over for the bike check. I hope the 2XL jersey is a good fit, seems...
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Posted By clasher

I made some reservations for rooms in Trappes. I...

I made some reservations for rooms in Trappes. I haven't decided yet if I want to try and snag an airbnb for the ride or roll the dice and just sleep/shower randomly at the controls. I have a flight...
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Posted By clasher

Your maximum heart rate also might make an HR of...

Your maximum heart rate also might make an HR of 136 seem lower or higher. My max HR is 188-192, at least that's as high as I've ever recorded... anyway my average on my last 600 was 131 and I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:24 AM
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Posted By clasher

I had my first crash on the bolt last weekend......

I had my first crash on the bolt last weekend... was about 300km into a 600km ride and locked up so I held the power button and it reset, spent about 5 minutes recovering the ride and then it kept...
06-17-19, 10:25 AM
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Posted By clasher

I managed to bend the axle on the sansin hub that...

I managed to bend the axle on the sansin hub that was on my miyata 1000. I've never bent a freehub axle before... but I also don't know how long the wheel was like that and only noticed when I was...
06-13-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By clasher

I'm thinking about getting the FSA Energy modular...

I'm thinking about getting the FSA Energy modular crank (https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/energy-modular-bb386evo-crankset-4297) Seems like a decent alternative. FSA also makes some other 46/30...
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Posted By clasher

I had just checked a few that showed up along the...

I had just checked a few that showed up along the route on google and since I don't start until Sunday evening it's not really going to be an issue, I should have enough stuff to get through the...
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Posted By clasher

This is something I'm thinking about too, I know...

This is something I'm thinking about too, I know there are hypermarchés like Aldi, Lidl and Carrefour in the bigger towns along the way in PBP. Having peeped at their website I think I can find...
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Posted By clasher

I'm doing another 600K in two weeks to make sure...

I'm doing another 600K in two weeks to make sure this one wasn't a fluke... it'll have around 4000m of climbing but most of it rolling terrain that seems closer to that of PBP than some of the...
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Posted By clasher

Well I finished a 600K so I can go to PBP now. It...

Well I finished a 600K so I can go to PBP now. It kind of felt like "cheating" to do a 600k with only ~1400m of climbing but the wind we had on this ride made up for the lack of hills... the part of...
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Apparently the long-term forecast for summer in...

Apparently the long-term forecast for summer in Europe is another repeat of last year's heatwave (https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/accuweather-2019-europe-summer-forecast/70008315). Looks...
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Posted By clasher

One of the guys I was riding with left me a tube...

One of the guys I was riding with left me a tube of Lanacane Anti-Friction Gel to try next time, it doesn't seem to have the same antiseptic qualities as lantiseptic does though, it seems more like a...
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Posted By clasher

I'll look for something like lantiseptic since...

I'll look for something like lantiseptic since they don't seem to sell that exact product up here. I've seen bag balm at tsc too. I'm thinking of doing a 600 next weekend and there is rain in the...
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Posted By clasher

I DNF'd my 600K after 396km... I had the meanest...

I DNF'd my 600K after 396km... I had the meanest saddle sores by the time I got back to the starting motel so I went to bed and decided to stay there instead of risk serious infection. I had 19:47...
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Posted By clasher

OP's last post was in this thread! Hopefully they...

OP's last post was in this thread! Hopefully they survived!
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Posted By clasher

I'd recommend reading "Waterlogged" by Dr. Tim...

I'd recommend reading "Waterlogged" by Dr. Tim Noakes (http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Waterlogged). My big take-away from the book was to listen to my thirst; the human body has...
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Posted By clasher

The RWGPS app has a live tracking thing in it but...

The RWGPS app has a live tracking thing in it but it needs mobile data. I don't usually have that on my phone so I haven't used it yet. There are some good chunks of Ontario that we ride through...
05-28-19, 01:17 PM
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Posted By clasher

lol guess i need to learn how to read! I'd...

lol guess i need to learn how to read!

I'd probably swap the pads since nothing has really changed on the bike it seems like the easiest place to start... the pads are really the only thing that...
05-28-19, 01:05 PM
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Posted By clasher

The cable hanger that mounts to the fork crown is...

The cable hanger that mounts to the fork crown is supposed to help a lot. Tektro makes one that looks decent enough.
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Posted By clasher

I’m doing the Ontario devils week rides, we...

I’m doing the Ontario devils week rides, we started with the 300 on Saturday and it was 8 hours of heavy rain, we even got a bit of hail tha forced us to seek shelter on a farm for 15 minutes. I...
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Posted By clasher

Bummer on the DNF, I can't imagine not being able...

Bummer on the DNF, I can't imagine not being able to eat... If you wanted a less-hilly 600 there are a few on the Ontario schedule in June... the only cost for doing one ride is the 35$ insurance......
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Posted By clasher

I had my carbon roadie setup with a triple and...

I had my carbon roadie setup with a triple and the gear range was 21"-100" and I never managed to run out of gears on descents, even on the highwood in the Rockies. I was around 220lbs when I was...
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Posted By clasher

Strava works fine when I use my home wifi with...

Strava works fine when I use my home wifi with the bolt but it was taking many tries to upload a ride through my phone when I was using hotel wifi a few weeks ago after the app got a big update. I...
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Posted By clasher

I've thought about buying this topeak one...

I've thought about buying this topeak one (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/Lights/326-headlux) but I've only ever played with it at the LBS but it seems pretty decent to me. I've just been...
05-18-19, 11:42 AM
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Posted By clasher

FWIW I've got a VO French headset sitting on my...

FWIW I've got a VO French headset sitting on my shelf and it doesn't have a split bearing seat since it's a caged ball version... I don't think they made a sealed version of the french headset. The...
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Posted By clasher

I've had good luck with the compass/rh 38mm tires.

I've had good luck with the compass/rh 38mm tires.
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Posted By clasher

Starting at 5am would have meant taking closer to...

Starting at 5am would have meant taking closer to 25 hours to see the start to rise again... I think this the earliest in the year I've ever done a 400.
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Posted By clasher

I finished my 400K this weekend... we had a...

I finished my 400K this weekend... we had a decent ride, the route has 3000m of climbing with most of it in the middle and consisting of a few of the bigger climbs in our part of the province,...
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Posted By clasher

I’m thinking of buying a big jar of p te...

I’m thinking of buying a big jar of p te d’arachide for my pbp, something extra for all those baguettes.
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Posted By clasher

I have a few classic bikes but I love my carbon...

I have a few classic bikes but I love my carbon roubaix for rando rides. I started off with two steel bikes in my first season, one being the venerable Miyata 1000 but I’ve found it easier to ride...
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Posted By clasher

Congrats on the 3 brevets, devils weeks are tough...

Congrats on the 3 brevets, devils weeks are tough to do.

I finished my 300k today, probably the flattest 300 in Ontario, my gps said 434m climbing so just a little bit over a 1000 feet or...
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Posted By clasher

I dunno if I would trust any used handlebar; a...

I dunno if I would trust any used handlebar; a good friend of mine had one snap at the stem... it was aluminum though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 02:36 PM
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Posted By clasher

I like the elevate app for strava, it has a lot...

I like the elevate app for strava, it has a lot of fitness tracking stuff. I don't know how it compares to strava premium though. I like trainerroad for winter workouts and it does a good job of...
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Posted By clasher

Got my first 200km in 2019 done. We were really...

Got my first 200km in 2019 done. We were really lucky with the weather and didn't have any strong winds, nor rain. It was 1C at the start and 5C by lunch... climbed up to 9C at one point and dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 08:29 AM
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Posted By clasher

I used to ride on wellgo r146...

I used to ride on wellgo r146 (https://en.wellgopedal.com/products_detail_4_244.htm) and they were pretty good to me... they don't have the massive platform of a bmx pedal but I didn't have much...
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A lot of the 200s in Ontario start at 8am and I...

A lot of the 200s in Ontario start at 8am and I don't think it's a real problem. In the summer there's almost sunlight until 9:30... depends on your latitude I guess. I've found some really cheap...
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Posted By clasher

Well I decided to hold off on this one since the...

Well I decided to hold off on this one since the weather is looking terrible and the job I was supposed to go to got delayed a week so I can hopefully make another 200K next week and have better...
03-29-19, 08:31 AM
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Posted By clasher

I have thought about switching to cronometer......

I have thought about switching to cronometer... dunno if you've looked into that one but the reason I wanted to was because it tracks more vitamins and minerals for free than MFP.
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Posted By clasher

These are the ones I have...

These are the ones I have (https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/outbound-water-shoes-black-men-s-1870383p.html#srp) and they are pretty cheap but they are like unterhausen says, floppy rubber slippers.
03-24-19, 12:48 PM
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Posted By clasher

I'm really interested in the carbon version that...

I'm really interested in the carbon version that is in the works... there's only a few reviews and pictures floating around the net right now but hopefully they release it soon.
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Posted By clasher

I take "water shoes" that roll up on tour with me...

I take "water shoes" that roll up on tour with me so I have outdoors slippers for when I don't want to put my cycling shoes back on in the evenings after a shower, they might be worth wearing at...
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Posted By clasher

The first Ontario 200 is coming up on the 30th,...

The first Ontario 200 is coming up on the 30th, one of our flatest routes and the long range weather is looking like rain and mild temperatures. I’ve been working 50-60 hour week so hopefully the...
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Posted By clasher

Oh yeah you’d probably be able to do it,...

Oh yeah you’d probably be able to do it, especially if you can get out for a 50k in a week or two, then a 100k in 3 or 4 weeks with some other riding between if weather permits. If you have the...
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