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02-22-19, 04:51 PM
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Posted By jppe

Advice Needed For The Katy Trail!

I知 considering riding the full length of the Katy Trail this August. I知 driving out to Oregon to do Cycle Oregon September 7-14 and can bring both a road bike and a gravel bike.

I知 thinking of...
02-21-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

I知 pretty sure I had 23s on my wheels that...

I知 pretty sure I had 23s on my wheels that night. I知 using more 25s & 28s these days.
02-20-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By jppe

A great little ride would be a loop from Blowing...

A great little ride would be a loop from Blowing Rock. There is a public garage plus public parking on some side streets there. Essentially you’d take Hwy 221 from Blowing Rock to where it connects...
02-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

I was probably 1 1/2-2 into the road from the...

I was probably 1 1/2-2 into the road from the white line. The gravel had made its way out into the road. I was riding in a paceline with one of my regular groups. We weren稚 killing it but were...
02-20-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

Good idea but it might not be practical to sweep...

Good idea but it might not be practical to sweep it regularly since it's a good ways from the house. It's on one of the main riding routes that a lot of riders use regularly but it's out in a pretty...
02-20-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

I had issues with visibility recently riding on...

I had issues with visibility recently riding on shaded gravel roads with sunglasses. It was really hard to pick out "depressions" and other semi hazards in the road. I wound up taking off the...
02-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

Unfortunately landed on my right hip and it was...

Unfortunately landed on my right hip and it was dislocated and broken. I had a full hip replacement the next day.....I'm nowhere near the conditioning I was when I crashed but trying to get better...
02-20-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

Great idea!! I've never gotten comfortable riding...

Great idea!! I've never gotten comfortable riding at night just for those reasons of not being able to pick out stuff I'd probably subconsciously avoid during the day. Maybe it I just rode a little...
02-20-19, 09:47 AM
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Posted By jppe

Not commuting??? Holiday?

Not commuting??? Holiday?
02-18-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By jppe

Road Pictures Of My Crash Site

Finally rode past the spot where I crashed 6 months ago. It痴 a very innocent looking spot, just like one we all have ridden by numerous times.

I guess some of the gravel was out on the pavement...
02-17-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By jppe

I’ve ridden all of Skyline Drive and the BRP. My...

I’ve ridden all of Skyline Drive and the BRP. My brother and I rode it end to end in 7 days a few years ago. It might help to know that there isn’t anything steep on any of the 500-600 mile route.
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02-15-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By jppe

60 miles in pleasant weather before a week of...

60 miles in pleasant weather before a week of wetness.
02-13-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,726
Posted By jppe

You guys are killing me with some of you’re...

You guys are killing me with some of you’re higher gear ratios! The only 53/39 chainring I have is on my TT bike where it’s ridden on pretty flat routes. I’ve been using 50/34s on all my other bikes...
02-10-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By jppe

Matthews is East of Charlotte. I’m in Concord...

Matthews is East of Charlotte. I’m in Concord which is NE of Charlotte and very close to the Speedway and Concord Mills Mall. I’m about 20 miles from Matthews and we’re both about 20 miles from...
02-10-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By jppe

My only other CO was all High Plans desert...

My only other CO was all High Plans desert Eastern OR.....Burns, John Day etc. We spent 2 nights in a pasture with cow patties in abundance. The intensity of the stars was breathtaking. They had to...
02-10-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By jppe

Where is your son living in NC?

Where is your son living in NC?
02-10-19, 03:45 PM
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Posted By jppe

I rode 35 miles in 42 degree rainy weather. My...

I rode 35 miles in 42 degree rainy weather. My toes got really wet and cold. I guess I should have checked the forecast.......
02-08-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,800
Posted By jppe

Sort of getting back into my old routine. I...

Sort of getting back into my old routine. I walked 18 holes and shot an even par 72 with 3 birdies. Grabbed some lunch then rode 30+ miles on my new bike in pretty breezy and warm conditions. I still...
02-08-19, 02:30 PM
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Posted By jppe

Walked 18 holes then rode 32 miles in 80 degree...

Walked 18 holes then rode 32 miles in 80 degree but breezy weather.
02-06-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By jppe

Thanks for the suggestion. I have a nice one that...

Thanks for the suggestion. I have a nice one that I made that matches my tents footprint. On my last CO I camped in a lady痴 shaded backyard when we were supposed to stay in an open hot dusty brush...
02-05-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By jppe

I sure wish you壇 have kept Mack Brown. Somehow...

I sure wish you壇 have kept Mack Brown. Somehow he finagled his way back to Chapel Hill to a school that allowed athletes to take fake classes.
02-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By jppe

How hilly is GASP 100?

How hilly is GASP 100?
02-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By jppe

Thanks Jim--I'd forgotten about Stapfam moving...

Thanks Jim--I'd forgotten about Stapfam moving on.

As some of us are getting more and more "wiser" I worry that some folks who have been major contributors might pass away and we never learn about...
02-04-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By jppe

And I enjoy seeing pictures of your bikes. They...

And I enjoy seeing pictures of your bikes. They all seem to have that true classic look. Now I'll jump back off your lawn!!
02-04-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By jppe

It looks very similar to the 2007 route. I only I...

It looks very similar to the 2007 route. I only I wish I had my 2007 legs!!! I don't know how this new hip is going to do with that much climbing but we'll see. Thanks for the tip on the weather. I...
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