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Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
07-29-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,907
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hondo Gravel can't make everybody wear masks and...

Hondo Gravel can't make everybody wear masks and wash their hands and stay home. Neither can anybody else here. And the really ****ty thing is many of us making sacrifices to be safe and take...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By joewein

I rode a second century in June, a group ride...

I rode a second century in June, a group ride with friends, plus some VeloViewer tiling, all in the mountains.
...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bulette

It's good to be up north in July: while home in...

It's good to be up north in July: while home in Texas is seeing temperatures over 100, while staying with family in Iowa, the forecast was a comfortable high of just 83, with a cool wind from the...
Replies: 96
Views: 9,678
Posted By abshipp

I rode a solo 200k Saturday. Overall it went...

I rode a solo 200k Saturday.

Overall it went quite well, I felt like I paced things pretty good and ate and drank well. Hit a wall with an hour to go that made the last little bit kind of...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bulette

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head...

June is an opportunity to escape Texas, and head back home to visit with family. The drive felt longer than usual -- with most places still closed (and avoiding those that were open and busy), 'rest...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bulette

The forecast has been showing chances of rain...

The forecast has been showing chances of rain every day until June -- not that I mind a little rain, but it can still be off putting.

Woke up this morning, no clouds in the early dawn light....
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,713
Posted By cyccommute

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car...

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car sized but no cars.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By phile

I did my first century!

so as title says says it i did my first century, this happened last saturday. honestly did not know what a century ride was until i joined these forums about a year ago. have since been mostly...
03-22-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,355
Posted By saddlesores

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride...

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride in the countryside. fortunately have hundreds of miles of concrete/paved farm tracks nearby. returned through the center of town.

noticed...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Cycletography

February Century I was waiting until the end...

February Century

I was waiting until the end of the month to post my February century info, as it was my intention to do more than one. That did not happen as planned, but I did one 100-mile ride...
Replies: 96
Views: 9,678
Posted By rhm

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday,...

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday, or was it Monday?, to retroactively fill in my R- series. I guess this ride made up for not riding an official ride in December. Don't ask me why I...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,688
Posted By dkatz1

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm...

I wasn't talking about music played by anyone I'm riding with (they would have to turn it off or I wouldn't be there), but just people I see on the street. Offering noise pollution to the world....
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,688
Posted By dkatz1

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing...

You don't want to hear this....but I find hearing anyone else's bluetooth speaker REALLYY annoying...even worse are guy's on harely's, who have REALLY loud music.
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bulette

February 100

It was 45F at 8:00 am in central Texas, but it was forecast to break 70 by noon. The plan was for a long group ride, around 75 miles -- an excellent opportunity to push for a century. I started with...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Cycletography

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread!...

In, and subscribed. So glad I found this thread! I'm 8 months back in the saddle after 10 years off of a bike. On January 14th I did my first century in 15 years (102.6 miles), and on January 16th I...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bulette

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a...

It's hard to guarantee that I will finish a century a month, but I certainly intend to. This thread should provide good motivation to follow through.

One-Hundred Miles of Central Texas

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Views: 684
Posted By unterhausen

2020 Randonnees

Long overdue for this thread to be started.
I'm hoping to ride the Iron Porcupine and the NJ 1200k. I wish I could ride the Miglia, but I'm pretty sure I will not be meeting my weight goals in time...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,380
Posted By samkl

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before...

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before I get completely sick of them. Once that happens, I switch to my high-tech nutrition system of Skittles and Chex Mix. Tropical Skittles and "Bold"...
11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By indyfabz

I'm planning to head there tomorrow for some...

I'm planning to head there tomorrow for some winter clothing. I have their MasterCard so I get 5% cash back on sale items.
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,847
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Quadruple Worthless

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Im turning into Crazy Cat Man! I am doomed...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,492
Posted By TiHabanero

When a plan comes together, new frame

Built a new frame over the past 8 months. Wanted long chain stays, low BB height, and 72/73 frame angles. Can't get it off the shelf so I built one myself.

Just a perfectly fitting bike, rides...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 190,667
Posted By indyfabz

Sunday sunrise. ...

Sunday sunrise.

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Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,554
Posted By teacherlady

What a great question!

One day in the summer of 1968, my father announced we were going to bicycle from our home on eastern Long Island (south of Stonybrook, New York) to Bar Harbor, Maine, about 450 miles. My little...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By J.Higgins

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF...

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF and learned how to work on aircraft. After I retired from that, I got a BS in Marketing, but I should have done engineering for sure. In fact, I went...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,205
Posted By alan s

I have a similar setup, except this is fully...

I have a similar setup, except this is fully loaded touring. Went with smaller water bottles, rather than moving the cages. The center of gravity is fairly high, but once you are rolling along it...
Replies: 259
Views: 37,063
Posted By unterhausen

I rode the Eastern PA populaire yesterday. Got...

I rode the Eastern PA populaire yesterday. Got the hardest part of earning a RUSA cup out of the way early
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By tcs

Late 19th-century gentlemen cycletourists would...

Late 19th-century gentlemen cycletourists would often every morning put the bulk of their dunnage on the train to their evening's destination.

Conversely, Thomas Stevens went 'round the world with...
Replies: 259
Views: 37,063
Posted By clasher

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I...

Our club had its first brevet in my city and I designed the route. It was a warm, humid day, especially for autumn. We had 11 riders come out and a good mix of locals and folks from afar. The route...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
Replies: 91
Views: 13,243
Posted By atwl77

Congratulations clasher !! Anyways, thought...

Congratulations clasher !!

Anyways, thought I'd share some pictures I took before the ride.

...
Replies: 91
Views: 13,243
Posted By clasher

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would...

Thanks! It was my first time. I think I would like to do it again but with a better plan and a support driver. Get some hotels booked and try for a more civilized ride. Going to Loudeac might have...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,276
Posted By kingston

Here you go! The Million Meters of Milk...

Here you go!

The Million Meters of Milk (http://www.greatlakesrando.org/our-calendar/million-meters-and-green-bay-getaway) is a cloverleaf 1,000k with a home-base in Green Bay
Day 1 271 miles...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,276
Posted By kingston

Just finished this ride last night. The route was...

Just finished this ride last night. The route was fantastic, the weather was perfect, and the volunteers were phenomenal.
Replies: 26
Views: 6,345
Posted By unterhausen

it was actually 200 feet higher at the end...

it was actually 200 feet higher at the end https://ridewithgps.com/trips/1885037

There were a couple of nearly instantaneous changes in elevation on that ride. When the rain started there was a...
Replies: 24
Views: 6,367
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...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,140
Posted By unterhausen

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of...

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of alcohol poisoning


The main thing to take away from randonneuring deaths is that we are not immune. But there is only so much you can do. I...
Replies: 259
Views: 37,063
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...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,036
Posted By unterhausen

time limits in randonneuring are very generous. ...

time limits in randonneuring are very generous. I am always a little disappointed when people DNF because they are running behind where they think they should be, my philosophy is to keep going. I...
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