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Posted By skiffrun

Raleigh Region 600 is this coming Saturday, June...

Raleigh Region 600 is this coming Saturday, June 8.
HIlly for 40 miles.
Some gentle inclines for 10.
Dead flat for 285 miles.
Gentle inclines for 10 miles.
Hilly 40 miles to finish.
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Posted By skiffrun

I recollect that it was only hot on 1 1/2 days of...

I recollect that it was only hot on 1 1/2 days of that Taste, and that it was pretty cool one day, and that there was some rain. I didn't volunteer that year, nor did I ride, but I was following...
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Posted By skiffrun

Try lantiseptic. (...

Try lantiseptic. ( https://ncrandonneur.blogspot.com/2010/09/settled-great-lantiseptic-debate.html )
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Posted By skiffrun

Now, Eric, you know who I am. You certainly...

Now, Eric, you know who I am.
You certainly could look up my RUSA results.

I don't recall if I reduced my intake before the 300 or not.
I do recall that I didn't consume much during the ride....
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Posted By skiffrun

You don't understand. I feel as if I need to...

You don't understand.
I feel as if I need to take a huge dump, and have felt that way more-or-less continuously for several days.
And, yes, I have produced significant bowel movements in those...
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Posted By skiffrun

Well, it is my turn to dig out an old thread and...

Well, it is my turn to dig out an old thread and potentially rejuvenate it.

I'm planning to do the local SR this year.
I don't plan / intend to do it every year.

Did the 200 two weeks...
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Posted By skiffrun

Need to fast

it feels as though I need to do a 24 hour fast to cleans my system.
how does one spell "clens" "cleans" ??only problem is that my 300 pre-ride starts in 30 1/2 hours.
Need to not be under-fueled...
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Posted By skiffrun

Well, I am that Shipp that does have a result...

Well, I am that Shipp that does have a result history, and my thoughts are:
1. None of this "try" stuff. Decide to do it! But if OP is not used to riding long distances (100+ milers), do not attempt...
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Posted By skiffrun

Me, 3 x R-12. Never got the medal. I've...

Me, 3 x R-12. Never got the medal.
I've gotten to R-10 & separately R-11 since, but December weather, bad December head colds, and work schedule have conspired, resulting in no R-rides in...
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Posted By skiffrun

Lumberton, NC -- it never snows there -- almost...

Lumberton, NC -- it never snows there -- almost never.
2 perms -- 1 flat, 1 has some climbing (but Happy Valley residents would likely not even notice).
1 pop -- flat.
U could get your monthly...
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Posted By skiffrun

Some might think I'm trolling. :eek: "rhm"...

Some might think I'm trolling. :eek:

"rhm" is the first I've seen with negative comments about a cloverleaf. I have heard / read quite a few positive comments regarding cloverleaf 1200's.
...
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Posted By skiffrun

The Raleigh Region 600 in June is flat, but heat...

The Raleigh Region 600 in June is flat, but heat and headwinds can make the route challenging. (Not to mention Bump-ass Road and Thunka-thunka Highway.)
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Posted By skiffrun

I've finished 200's and one or two 300's feeling...

I've finished 200's and one or two 300's feeling great -- usually / always fast rides -- fast for me, that is.

I've also finished 200's so exhausted I dreaded the the final miles of the ride,...
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Posted By skiffrun

My off-the-bike time on 200-km ride is all over...

My off-the-bike time on 200-km ride is all over the map. From a min of 40 or 45 minutes to as much as almost 4 hours. It depends on the day, the weather, the time needed to eat, whether or not I'm in...
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Posted By skiffrun

Spare Tyre

There was a recent thread on here about whether or not people carried a spare tyre with them. I did not contribute to that thread, although I maybe should have.

I carry a spare tyre on every ride,...
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Posted By skiffrun

As I wrote in a thread I created when I couldn't...

As I wrote in a thread I created when I couldn't find this one (perhaps I didn't look all that hard?):

June-2018 is the first month since August-2015 that I've accumulated 1000-kms or more...
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Posted By skiffrun

What? No 1000-km per month challenge?

I thought that, in addition to the 1000-miles per month challenge, there was a 1000-kms per month challenge.
Guess not.
Or if there is, I cannot find it.

However, June-2018 is the first month...
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Posted By skiffrun

Okay, now that it is the end of the day, July...

Okay, now that it is the end of the day, July 1st, maybe time to make some goals:

7000 RUSA kms the last half of the year. (Should be do-able as I got in 1225-kms the last 15 days of June.)
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Posted By skiffrun

I have read reports dating from before the...

I have read reports dating from before the creation of LSAH that people would stop just short of finishing in order to get a big time. So, it is now likely that some are waiting in order to qualify...
Forum: Southeast
06-29-18, 02:20 PM
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Posted By skiffrun

The first time I rode on the roads of somewhat to...

The first time I rode on the roads of somewhat to rather hilly north Raleigh, I thought, or maybe that should be, I hoped I would die. 10.5 or 11 mile of down and up, rinse repeat, were a LOT harder...
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Posted By skiffrun

I've not ridden anything beyond a 600, but who...

I've not ridden anything beyond a 600, but who needs an 84 hour start time? 88h55 is much better: https://adrianhandssociety.com/
(looks as if Ende may have updated/improved the website some)
...
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Posted By skiffrun

Ditto on the congrats.

Ditto on the congrats.
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Posted By skiffrun

^ Another effing editor that refuses to do...

^

Another effing editor that refuses to do what it pretends it is doing.
Refuses to put in a blank line after "Pertinent extract:",
Refuses to indent said extract to the right.
...
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Posted By skiffrun

One of the best naps / sleeps I can recall in the...

One of the best naps / sleeps I can recall in the last 8 years, and I mean rando or just at home, was in 2011, at the post-office in Currie on the Raleigh Region 600. ( Irregular Velo Adventures:...
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Posted By skiffrun

Without support, no ride food waiting for you,...

Without support, no ride food waiting for you, among other things. Stopping when still daylight would likely mean stopping while restaurants are still open at which you'd be able to get a decent...
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Posted By skiffrun

I know LOL is totally self-supported, but have...

I know LOL is totally self-supported, but have y'all thought about contacting Pete to see if he has any advice?
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Posted By skiffrun

I think I've responded to the above by...

I think I've responded to the above by "unterhausen" on some other thread this way previously: I have never hated myself on a rando ride, but I have HATED cycling, rando, my bike -- my first 300 in...
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Posted By skiffrun

I suggest you don't even mention the above to...

I suggest you don't even mention the above to Tony Goodnight, RBA / organizer of the Taste of Carolina 1200's and Carolina Spring 1200's.
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Posted By skiffrun

RWGPS will always (?) automatically generate a...

RWGPS will always (?) automatically generate a cue sheet when a route is developed via "route planning." I'm not sure about then when someone downloads to RWGPS something that they have ridden.
...
Forum: Southeast
04-08-18, 09:52 PM
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Posted By skiffrun

The Parkway is engineered at 5 1/2 % grade max,...

The Parkway is engineered at 5 1/2 % grade max, sometimes for miles and miles at a time. The exception is the southern end; they couldn't figure out how to keep to 5 1/2 near Cherokee, so some is 6%...
Forum: Southeast
04-08-18, 09:45 PM
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Posted By skiffrun

The BRP is a National Park, i.e., Feds, not...

The BRP is a National Park, i.e., Feds, not State. National Park Service, not NC Park Service.

Mt. Mitchell is a State Park (I think it is now a State Park -- it used to be private, but IIRC...
Forum: Southeast
04-04-18, 07:55 AM
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Posted By skiffrun

I haven't checked this sub-forum for a couple...

I haven't checked this sub-forum for a couple years. Seems timely that I did now.

September, after Labor Day, is a great time to ride the BRP. Not much traffic -- though the noise from certain...
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Posted By skiffrun

Rural roads. You could do a search on...

Rural roads.

You could do a search on RWGPS to find my favorite non-rando and rando rides. "skiffrun" handle there, too.

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You might consider...
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Posted By skiffrun

No climbing data is CORRECT. Barometric...

No climbing data is CORRECT.

Barometric data is subject to the variation in the weather. When a high pressure system moves in during a ride, barometric measurement will assume you descended...
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Posted By skiffrun

100k each month for 12 consecutive months: ...

100k each month for 12 consecutive months: https://rusa.org/pages/award-p12

200k + each month for 12 consecutive months: https://rusa.org/pages/award-r12
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Posted By skiffrun

Glad somebody "got it" -- my "Yes" answer, that...

Glad somebody "got it" -- my "Yes" answer, that is.
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Posted By skiffrun

There's some long responses above. I didn't read...

There's some long responses above. I didn't read them 'cuz this rando thing is rather simple in concept:

do some long rides to build up toward the 200 km brevet in your area,
take the...
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Posted By skiffrun

Used bike or new for randonneuring? Yes.

Used bike or new for randonneuring?

Yes.
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Posted By skiffrun

Just so y'all know, I grew up in NW Illinois,...

Just so y'all know, I grew up in NW Illinois, about 20 miles from the Mississippi River IF you knew the backroads to take, and lived in C-land for 7 years after university, two or three years in Mt....
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Posted By skiffrun

Well summarized good advice from RUSA #1609 from...

Well summarized good advice from RUSA #1609 from April-2011. I particularly like item #5.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrandoncyclists/conversations/messages/3563

5) Dry sock...
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Posted By skiffrun

Are you exploring from home or are you traveling...

Are you exploring from home or are you traveling somewhere and then exploring?

If you are exploring from home, being from "NW Chicagoland" (which is a rather large undefined area), if you are...
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Posted By skiffrun

By now, you likely understand that there are as...

By now, you likely understand that there are as many different training or "training" plans as there are randonneurs.

You indicated that you previously completed a 200 and a 300. Unless you...
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Posted By skiffrun

By the way, my perm-pop ride on Nov-16...

By the way, my perm-pop ride on Nov-16 intersected with the perm that John & Juliet did on Nov-16-2017. Among the topics chatted about during our approx 20-mile overlap / intersection was the...
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Posted By skiffrun

I don't understand what search functions you guys...

I don't understand what search functions you guys are using that aren't working.

RUSA website, Search -> Rides function, click on Type and choose RM Randonnee.
Bang, there is the full list of...
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Posted By skiffrun

30 miles is a nice distance. I can keep my...

30 miles is a nice distance. I can keep my attention to the riding / pedaling high, concentrating on cadence-cadence-cadence. Unfortunately, I haven't done my 30-mile cadence / TT route for several...
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Posted By skiffrun

A few things not mentioned above that lead to...

A few things not mentioned above that lead to route wiggle-abouts in central NC (and the hill and mountain country further west); the dawg thing in particular is not noted above:


sometimes we...
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Posted By skiffrun

The demand is unlikely to decrease in our rando...

The demand is unlikely to decrease in our rando lifetimes.
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Posted By skiffrun

Lyme Disease. But that was not the point...

Lyme Disease.

But that was not the point of my original reference. "Randi" told me that he found that, when he did the 7 US plus Granite Anvil, he did not have time to recover between events...
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Posted By skiffrun

Next time U see "Randi Nerde," ask him about the...

Next time U see "Randi Nerde," ask him about the year he did all 7 US 1200's plus the Granite Anvil.
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Posted By skiffrun

:) Don't feel bad, Eric. Last year, even...

:)

Don't feel bad, Eric. Last year, even John Lee got confused on a basic rule. It was in regards to Permanents and not PBP, but still, ... .
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