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Posted By Gaelen

I'm in the same boat for this month. Your weekly...

I'm in the same boat for this month. Your weekly mileage is the biggest factor. Sounds like you can handle it. Just get a couple longer rides in during the meantime.
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Posted By Gaelen

I finished 3/12 earlier today. ...

I finished 3/12 earlier today.

https://i.imgur.com/9cVmdjV.jpg
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At mile 90 my feet started killing me. Either I'm still breaking in my SPDs or I need to do some...
03-09-18, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

Look up 'Bone-Conduction Headphones'.

Look up 'Bone-Conduction Headphones'.
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Posted By Gaelen

I finished February's century ride on Tuesday the...

I finished February's century ride on Tuesday the 27th.
The original plan was to ride to an old fort that's fairly close. The planned route ended up being to dangerous, so I headed back and tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-18, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

https://m.ebay.com/itm/30-x-16g-Threaded-CO2-Cartr...

https://m.ebay.com/itm/30-x-16g-Threaded-CO2-Cartridges-Refills-For-Bike-Bicycle-Pump-Inflator/282659664506?_mwBanner=1&epid=1954931535

Not sure if I'm late to the party on this offering, but,...
02-08-18, 05:42 PM
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Views: 5,538
Posted By Gaelen

Plus fast group rides! Pete was one of my...

Plus fast group rides! Pete was one of my inspirations for long distance.

Also, if the OP is only doing this twice or so per week, then, yes! It's totally doable and I highly recommend that you do.
02-08-18, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

I was wondering how this thread made it so far. I...

I was wondering how this thread made it so far. I mean, how much can be said for dustcaps?
02-08-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Gaelen

This site plus YouTube, and Sheldon Brown's site,...

This site plus YouTube, and Sheldon Brown's site, and the Park Tool site have pretty much covered all of mechanical needs. Anything else should be riding. Refer to Training and Nutrition after you...
01-31-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gaelen

I wear a merino wool blend base layer, Terramar...

I wear a merino wool blend base layer, Terramar brand I think, and it keeps me warm down to temps in the high 30's. Granted I've never ridden in cold rain, just one or the other. The wool keeps me...
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Posted By Gaelen

https://i.imgur.com/iG6Gf4T.jpg ...

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Finished 1/12 yesterday! It was a nice, brisk (55°ish) day with...
01-17-18, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Gaelen

There's a similar design that fits a six-pack,...

There's a similar design that fits a six-pack, which seems a little more impressive to me.
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Posted By Gaelen

I was 10/12 for the CaM challenge last year due...

I was 10/12 for the CaM challenge last year due to a shoulder injury, so, I'm determined to finish that. I've also got my eye on a double century in March that is part of the RAAM challenge series....
12-14-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,396
Posted By Gaelen

Yule definitely get some interesting reactions on...

Yule definitely get some interesting reactions on that machine! Nicely done!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 34,721
Posted By Gaelen

This happened to me two days ago. I had what I...

This happened to me two days ago. I had what I thought was a really great ride after a few weeks off, then saw that Strava had "encountered an error" and had logged the first 4 miles then quit. It...
11-23-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By Gaelen

Just eat what you normally eat. Some foods...

Just eat what you normally eat. Some foods require more digestion and can make cycling a little bit tougher. It all depends on your physiology and how much effort you're exerting. So, basically,...
11-19-17, 11:57 AM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By Gaelen

This is my line of thinking. I had been planning...

This is my line of thinking. I had been planning on starting a lifting regimen, but, a bruised collarbone after hitting a sneaky pothole after dark has dashed a lot of goals.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,698
Posted By Gaelen

Talk about a critical hit! Those eye-stalks don't...

Talk about a critical hit! Those eye-stalks don't mess around!

But, topically, I just put some Serfas something or other lights on my ride earlier today. 900 lumens in the front, I think 100 in...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,437
Posted By Gaelen

Park. They're the only ones I've used, I'd...

Park. They're the only ones I've used, I'd imagine those old steel ones are great, but, I generally only need one to pop off a gatorskin.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Gaelen

^ Yes. Wicking wool goes next to the skin and...

^ Yes. Wicking wool goes next to the skin and everything stays toasty and dryish for me.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By Gaelen

Ninjas and salmoning ninjas are both big concerns...

Ninjas and salmoning ninjas are both big concerns in my area of town. I've told a few people that they are riding on the wrong side of the road, they either don't care or understand, probably both.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,640
Posted By Gaelen

It also gets dark from time to time, that really...

It also gets dark from time to time, that really blows the minds somehow.
11-04-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Gaelen

I contemplated suicide for about a year. My life...

I contemplated suicide for about a year. My life was going nowhere and, I thought, every opportunity had been taken from me. I guess I'm still holding that card up my sleeve, but, I'm bound and...
11-04-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By Gaelen

Protected from road rash, never has to put on...

Protected from road rash, never has to put on sunscreen... future of cycling?
11-03-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,599
Posted By Gaelen

Some choice swear-words seem to help as well.

Some choice swear-words seem to help as well.
10-31-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By Gaelen

There's an old insane asylum in town that's...

There's an old insane asylum in town that's visible, the back of the building anyway, from the MUP. Somebody bought it when I was in high school with the hopes of turning it into a bed and breakfast....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Gaelen

I've put about 1000 miles on a B17N. It's more...

I've put about 1000 miles on a B17N. It's more comfy when riding in an aggressive position. If I rode more upright I'd probably go with the regular B17.
10-18-17, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

I'm gonna mention chain lube again to keep it...

I'm gonna mention chain lube again to keep it annoying.
10-18-17, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

There is a fine in town already for driving while...

There is a fine in town already for driving while using a device. I've actually noticed a difference whilst commuting, so, who knows how much death I've cheated since I don't yet have a mirror.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By Gaelen

If it's a ride where breakfast will matter,...

If it's a ride where breakfast will matter, metric century or longer for me, I pack in protein. I also plan for enough time to digest. This is good for me because I'm always taking it easy for the...
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Posted By Gaelen

That's really awesome!

That's really awesome!
10-17-17, 09:51 PM
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Views: 9,920
Posted By Gaelen

What should I do for X medical condition...

What should I do for X medical condition...
10-14-17, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Gaelen

I love terrible jokes and one liners, especially....

I love terrible jokes and one liners, especially. Thank you so much!
10-14-17, 10:57 PM
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Views: 6,434
Posted By Gaelen

Perfect! Personally, I've been experiencing...

Perfect!

Personally, I've been experiencing a lot of the same changes through better diet. I'm not ready to give up hot showers.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Gaelen

+1 on the merino base layer. I found one for...

+1 on the merino base layer. I found one for cheap on Gander Mountain a few years back... I believe the brand is Terramar, it's a wool/polyester mix and I wear it under whatever is comfortable at the...
10-03-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Gaelen

Seriously. I've been saving/looking for a new...

Seriously. I've been saving/looking for a new bike or frameset and I've been discounting a lot of the CF. I'm sure the equality of the CF and the craftsmanship go a long ways, but, it's definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,226
Posted By Gaelen

http://i.imgur.com/EKSqPy7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EKSqPy7.jpg
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Posted By Gaelen

http://i.imgur.com/9tFZrxv.jpg Flat tire 38...

http://i.imgur.com/9tFZrxv.jpg

Flat tire 38 minutes into the ride, in the rain. My bike computer got too wet and turned itself off at mile 86, it dried out and came back to life, it will continue...
09-23-17, 03:09 PM
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Views: 2,406
Posted By Gaelen

Obviously. Oh wait, there is technology, do that.

Obviously. Oh wait, there is technology, do that.
09-23-17, 03:00 PM
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Views: 886
Posted By Gaelen

The idea, I think, is circumventing that ride...

The idea, I think, is circumventing that ride time.
09-23-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Gaelen

Heat moldable saddles?!

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/a-new-heat-moldable-saddle-landyachtz-forum-50857/

Has anybody tried this or is knowledgeable in any fashion? It seems like the way to go, but, $300? I...
09-22-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,655
Posted By Gaelen

First off, congrats on every achievement you've...

First off, congrats on every achievement you've made so far!
Ditto on the oatmeal. Peanut butter is my go to for protein. You may want to diversify your fuel intake, 3 clif shots an hour is a lot...
09-20-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Gaelen

I'll usually eat stuff with peanut butter so I...

I'll usually eat stuff with peanut butter so I get some easy to digest protein during a century. Only during the first 2 hours, though. I'm usually riding easy enough then that digestion isn't an...
09-18-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Gaelen

An easier start seems to lead to a stronger...

An easier start seems to lead to a stronger finish in my experiences. Also, after 60-70 miles I start to drink sweet tea and other lightly caffeinated beverages.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By Gaelen

I just recently purchased the Cavalo Lugano...

I just recently purchased the Cavalo Lugano multi-lenses. I like them and would recommend them, but, I soon after saw photochromatics for about the same price and I wouldn't have to carry around...
09-17-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Gaelen

I just reread this. How much experience have you...

I just reread this. How much experience have you had riding with tubes? You've been riding tubeless since you were a kid? Hmmmm.....
09-16-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Gaelen

Definitely make sure there's nothing stuck in the...

Definitely make sure there's nothing stuck in the tire. I had a series of slow leaks and finally found a tiny sliver of glass poking inside the tire, completely undetectable until I took the tire off...
09-11-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gaelen

I don't mind a little traffic from pedestrians...

I don't mind a little traffic from pedestrians and other cyclists, but, the crews who do the upkeep will park/drive anywhere and are starting to become bothersome.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By Gaelen

I think one can even obtain a free one day...

I think one can even obtain a free one day license to race.

But, the ride itself does kinda remind me of those old road rally cartoons with Muttley...
09-01-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,191
Posted By Gaelen

It's not quite the same. And I've gotten more...

It's not quite the same. And I've gotten more blowouts with regular bread.
09-01-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,191
Posted By Gaelen

Anybody else make their sammiches in hot dog...

Anybody else make their sammiches in hot dog buns? I think they're less messy and fit better in my pockets.
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