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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...
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Posted By joewein

On April 4 I headed out a little after 07:00 in...

On April 4 I headed out a little after 07:00 in the morning with a vague plan to ride some of the Greenline, a mountain road northwest of Tokyo. I had heard parts of it were closed due to damage from...
03-23-20, 12:36 AM
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Posted By joewein

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

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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...
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Posted By joewein

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

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01-26-20, 07:58 AM
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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...
01-13-20, 07:19 AM
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Posted By joewein

The fishing port of Heda on the west coast of Izu...

The fishing port of Heda on the west coast of Izu peninsula south of Mt Fuji is protected by a sand bar that has been growing due to a northbound sea current. It is covered with a pine forest, in the...
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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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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...
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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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Posted By joewein

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

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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
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Posted By joewein

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

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11-19-19, 01:39 AM
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Posted By joewein

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

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11-05-19, 09:30 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2k54OM58FwhmLOsC...

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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.
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09-30-19, 01:41 AM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4dNtyLL70aW9rSUl...

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09-29-19, 07:20 AM
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Posted By joewein

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

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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_wVL5sbiFCZwRpiv...

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Posted By joewein

Over here in Japan they won't even let you start...

Over here in Japan they won't even let you start without lights attached to the frame of the bike and you wearing a reflective vest, regardless of the time of day. And a bicycle bell, as it's...
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Posted By joewein

Especially if they rank people by time, as in...

Especially if they rank people by time, as in "#1", "#2", "#3", etc. That numeric ranking is meaningless if it includes non-finishers.
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Posted By joewein

That unofficial site needs some serious work on...

That unofficial site needs some serious work on it still since it doesn't check if participants passed all PCs. If anyone turned around after PC1 and headed straight back to the start, they will be...
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Posted By joewein

Tubes are relatively easy since -- unlike the...

Tubes are relatively easy since -- unlike the fixed length bead of a tire -- they stretch. Therefore a given type of tube will work for quite a number of different tire sizes.

For my 650B x 42...
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Posted By joewein

I went from 30 mm wide 451 (20" x 1 3/8") on my...

I went from 30 mm wide 451 (20" x 1 3/8") on my Bike Friday to 650B x 42 mm. Going from 65 psi on the narrower tires to 42 psi on the wider ones was a pretty significant gain in ride comfort.

In...
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Posted By joewein

Don't overthink it; unless you're going to ride...

Don't overthink it; unless you're going to ride 200 km/day for the next couple of weeks, "empty" calories are quite OK. Your first priority has got to be to keep supplying easily digested calories to...
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Posted By joewein

The Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 she...

The Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 she rode has enough tire clearance for 30 mm. The factory tire is a Continental Grand Prix 4000s II 28 mm, but I'm not sure what she went with.
09-08-19, 11:58 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HWz6l2LYMXKW_mjc...

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Posted By joewein

I did a total of four centuries in August,...

I did a total of four centuries in August, followed by hiking with my wife on the last weekend. On that hike I ended up with a huge blister on my left foot, which took a week to heal. This weekend I...
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Posted By joewein

Excuse the short digression from the subject of...

Excuse the short digression from the subject of the thread, but I have never understood what problem people have with others drafting them. OK, I get the part that you don't want some guy to crash...
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Posted By joewein

Robert Coquen arrived at the finish line first...

Robert Coquen arrived at the finish line first (at 13:04:19), about a minute before Hajo Eckstein (13:05:15) but Eckstein had actually started about an hour after Coquen (17:15:28 vs. 16:16:44)...
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Posted By joewein

They sure have some unusual road signs in France!...

They sure have some unusual road signs in France! ;)
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Posted By joewein

I googled Hajo Eckstein and he seems to like...

I googled Hajo Eckstein and he seems to like recumbents and HPVs. His frame number (F085) suggests he started in the special bike category (recumbents, velomobiles, tandems, etc). So perhaps he...
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Posted By joewein

With a time of 43:49:47 (27.72 km/h), Hajo...

With a time of 43:49:47 (27.72 km/h), Hajo Eckstein stayed above the 43:32 minimum time limit (maximum average of 28 km/h).

In 2015, the minimum time limit for the then longer course was 43:56,...
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Posted By joewein

Fiona started some 3 hours before fellow ARA...

Fiona started some 3 hours before fellow ARA Sachsen member Björn Lenhard (fastest rider in PBP2015, dropped out of TCR#7), but then probably took a nap before Loudeac (445 km) and he caught up with...
08-14-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bRiXnDj4uyjrdmmX...

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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...
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Posted By joewein

Last week a friend of mine posted a picture on...

Last week a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook from a ride to Hyakuhironotaki, a waterfall near Okutama that looked so appealing now that the full heat of summer has arrived in Tokyo.

The...
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Posted By joewein

With the seemingly never-ending rainy season, I...

With the seemingly never-ending rainy season, I didn't get a lot of riding done in July, and I was getting worried about losing my fitness. Almost three weeks after the Kazahari ride the forecast for...
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Posted By joewein

I did two Century rides in July and one in August...

I did two Century rides in July and one in August so far, bringing the CaM streak to 84 consecutive months (7 years).

This year the rainy season in Japan extended way past June into most of July....
07-29-19, 03:41 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://tokyocycle.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F...

https://tokyocycle.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2FgOK8h_Aly3b8RpIpOtKgWh-PVMUr39gEvF29QI-1nDAl0GTQF2efk2mqmb_EPvEjZl8_RA8oK7b-fqT2QSsgxZXTh-_jhaEVB4CqnZGKqIrts1TPcLZFMJn...
07-01-19, 06:57 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Q0QxdeMuGJWpMpH6...

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Views: 6,235
Posted By joewein

When RWGPS makes an estimate for a planned route,...

When RWGPS makes an estimate for a planned route, it relies on map data. It looks up elevation on a map.

One problem with that are tunnels and bridges. If you go through a tunnel, the map...
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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...
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Posted By joewein

Yes, registrations have been re-opened until July...

Yes, registrations have been re-opened until July 3 (or when slots are full, presumably):
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Posted By joewein

Are there no bananas or real sandwiches around...

Are there no bananas or real sandwiches around where you guys ride? Many kinds of fruit work well. I bring or buy dried mangoes or raisins. Maybe I'm spoilt by the choice of food in convenience...
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Posted By joewein

I had been in Hungary and Germany for the first...

I had been in Hungary and Germany for the first 12 days of the month, with only one bike ride there (3 hours with my brother). Normally I try to do a Century ride on the first weekend of each month...
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Views: 5,182
Posted By joewein

I had set up Compass Babyshoe Pass tubeless...

I had set up Compass Babyshoe Pass tubeless before the latest tubeless-approved version (BSP TC) came out because others had said it worked for them. I was prompted by a puncture less than an hour...
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Views: 7,883
Posted By joewein

I agree with Oso Polar, the 40/28 by 11-36T is...

I agree with Oso Polar, the 40/28 by 11-36T is quite low gearing, both at the low and high end of the range: That's a 20.4 gear inch low gear and a 95.6 gear inch high gear (assuming 650B x 42 mm or...
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Views: 3,912
Posted By joewein

You mean these racks...

You mean these racks (https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/racks/).

For what it's worth, I use a Haulin' Colin porteur rack with a B&M Lumotec IQ premium light and I'm in...
05-20-19, 02:52 AM
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Views: 500,176
Posted By joewein

Wake up and smell the roses! :) ...

Wake up and smell the roses! :)
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