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11-24-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By Daveyboy

Haleakala downhill

I rode both up and down Haleakala a few years back. While going up was a challenge, the downhill was a little sketchy for me. I've done a bit of road riding, raced a little cyclocross, but nothing...
03-06-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Daveyboy

Yep, there are some very nice roads out that way....

Yep, there are some very nice roads out that way. For you next trip, try out High Bridge Road.

Nice pictures - reminds me that I need to get out there again.
07-21-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Daveyboy

Old Town cyclery in Tacoma, Phil's in Federal Way...

Old Town cyclery in Tacoma, Phil's in Federal Way are both very active in cross.
07-03-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By Daveyboy

The CT really is a nice option at the north end. ...

The CT really is a nice option at the north end. But, I'll echo Moleman76 about either River Road or Riverview/Riverside road (aka Ebey Island). Living in Mukilteo, both of those are regular rides...
07-03-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By Daveyboy

+1. You'll be fine. just follow the masses on...

+1. You'll be fine. just follow the masses on the ride - it's pretty flat. I wouldn't worry about the 'P' hill or the 'N' - both very do-able. I've only done this in one day, but some day i'll do...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By Daveyboy

I hope to do this ride someday. One of the...

I hope to do this ride someday. One of the potential problems I see is the lack of sleep for several days in a row. Is it possible to do PBP at a reasonable pace and still get 4-6 hours of sleep...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By Daveyboy

Really? That's it? ;)

Really? That's it? ;)
11-14-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By Daveyboy

Nice ride! I did the ride last June and had...

Nice ride!
I did the ride last June and had great weather. IIRC I did it in about the same time with a standard crank & 12-25. At 8,000' I was really wishing for more gears (a 27 would have been...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By Daveyboy

I like doubles. I like seeing the sunrise and...

I like doubles. I like seeing the sunrise and set on the same ride. But I also agree with Homeyba, anytime is good....
10-28-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By Daveyboy

Not really a route from Wailea, the ride starts...

Not really a route from Wailea, the ride starts in Paia. From Wailea, you would have to ride across the valley thru Kihei, Kuhului, Paia, which would make for a long day. Although, You'd have the...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Daveyboy

Interesting, I'd never thought of the pressure on...

Interesting, I'd never thought of the pressure on the webbing causing numbness. This was my first year doing rando rides and was one ride away from a full series. But I'd all but given up thoughts...
09-21-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By Daveyboy

I posted the name of the brake in the title (Avid...

I posted the name of the brake in the title (Avid Shorty 4) but not in the post details - sorry. They are center pull canti's.
Thanks for the suggestion - sounds like a good idea.
09-20-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By Daveyboy

Avid Shorty 4 - cleaning pivot point

Ok, so after yesterday's 'cross race, I needed to clean all the mud and grit from my brakes. So I disassembled them as far as I could by removing the brake from the post and the pads from the brake....
Replies: 38
Views: 11,549
Posted By Daveyboy

I've had good luck with conti 4 seasons, 700x28. ...

I've had good luck with conti 4 seasons, 700x28. They rarely flat and seem to roll along nicely.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114
Posted By Daveyboy

I use those little green boxes that tube patches...

I use those little green boxes that tube patches come in - pretty easy to pop the lid one handed, they probably dont hold as much as a mento tube.
08-25-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Daveyboy

I did the ride from Pateros to Winthrop this...

I did the ride from Pateros to Winthrop this spring. There is a small grocery store in Carlton where you can get water, food, or drinks.
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Daveyboy

Nice ride! One day I hope to complete a multiple...

Nice ride! One day I hope to complete a multiple day ride like that.

. Please elaborate? I did just that (fizik bar gel) for a recent double century. My pinky still tingles over a week later.
07-25-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Daveyboy

Lots of options for 20-30 mile rides, with good...

Lots of options for 20-30 mile rides, with good hillwork. My favorite is to cruise right up the Island from Clinton to Deception Pass, so you could do Oak Harbor to Clinton and back on 525/Hiway 20....
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By Daveyboy

+1 on SE in the heat. On one double century (a...

+1 on SE in the heat. On one double century (a very hot one) SE caused extreme GI distress and gas to the point where I had to stop for an hour to let it pass. (no pun intended)
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By Daveyboy

Definitely ice. I use a 2 quart ziploc bag full...

Definitely ice. I use a 2 quart ziploc bag full applied directly to the skin of the affected area, but no longer than 20 minutes at a time.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,764
Posted By Daveyboy

I love a 12" subway Spicy Italian, I'll eat half...

I love a 12" subway Spicy Italian, I'll eat half all at once and nibble on the rest for a couple hours.

I used to love gatorade, but have recently attributed a bad stomach on a few long rides...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By Daveyboy

Strengthen your core, start/maintain a daily...

Strengthen your core, start/maintain a daily stretching routine, keep an ice bag in a cooler for afterwards (my PT says ice is a wonder drug), ibuprofen - all in that order. Also, I find that...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By Daveyboy

I just returned from Maui were I did the...

I just returned from Maui were I did the Haleakala climb (ascending 10,023' over 36 miles). I had my own bike with me and so was stuck with it's gearing. I was a little concerned that I would be...
06-27-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By Daveyboy

I'm glad you enjoyed your rides - there are some...

I'm glad you enjoyed your rides - there are some great places to ride in Central WA.
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Daveyboy

I put fenders on my zero clearance road bike...

I put fenders on my zero clearance road bike using reach around brackets and Sheldon browns nuts. I had to split the rear fender into 2 pieces, and cut off the forward part of the front fender in...
06-11-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Daveyboy

Lot's of road rides can be found here...

Lot's of road rides can be found here (http://www.co.deschutes.or.us/go/objectid/D9531619-BDBD-57C1-92865E7D3C09D97F/index.cfm#sisters).

My favorite is route 2B in the Sunriver section (in...
06-02-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By Daveyboy

Nothing that fenders and plastic bags inside your...

Nothing that fenders and plastic bags inside your shoes won't handle.
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Daveyboy

Nice ride report. I've only been out that way...

Nice ride report. I've only been out that way once (Luray Caverns)but would love to ride in those hills some day. And I think it's good to end a long ride on a high note - leaves you wanting to do...
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Daveyboy

Good article about stomach osmolality here...

Good article about stomach osmolality here (http://http://www.trifuel.com/training/health-nutrition/tri-gut-check-avoiding-race-day-gi-distress)
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Daveyboy

This happened to me on my last 400k at about mile...

This happened to me on my last 400k at about mile 150. Too much gatorade (and sugar) will upset my stomach, at which point I switch to plain water. What actually worked for me was drinking at v8...
05-27-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By Daveyboy

If you'r willing to drive a little, start in...

If you'r willing to drive a little, start in Pateros and ride up the Methow Valley. There is some beautiful country up that way.
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Daveyboy

I hope to do it one day - it looks like a great...

I hope to do it one day - it looks like a great ride. I just didn't have the qualifying rides to do it this year. This is my first year doing SIR rides, so Bremerton 400k was my longest ride so far....
05-27-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,494
Posted By Daveyboy

I've only done STP one day, so don't know what it...

I've only done STP one day, so don't know what it would be like to have the whole bridge with just other bikes and no cars. Sharing it with vehicles is 'ok'. The shoulder is not super wide, but...
05-24-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,494
Posted By Daveyboy

I think you just need to roll it with the first...

I think you just need to roll it with the first time, there aren't any monster hills to worry about. Just a few little ones that will get your attention. You're likely to encounter similar hills...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Daveyboy

Another option is the DT Swiss RR 465. 465g,...

Another option is the DT Swiss RR 465. 465g, 19.4mm width, classic box construction, double eyelets, 32 spoke - they make a nice wheel (hands down better than an OP imo.) I had a set built up 3...
04-11-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,137
Posted By Daveyboy

How much of Smith Brook rd is paved? I've ridden...

How much of Smith Brook rd is paved? I've ridden out from Lake Wenatchee on little wenatchee rd, which is nice, but all paved.
Also, do you have to ride a little on Hiway 2 to link between Old...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,961
Posted By Daveyboy

I assume people have different paces, but what...

I assume people have different paces, but what would a normal 1200k pace be, say as a % of normal century pace?
Replies: 58
Views: 4,604
Posted By Daveyboy

Did my first official brevet two weekends ago -...

Did my first official brevet two weekends ago - 200k.
Did another brevet last Saturday - 200k.
I'm doing another brevet tomorrow - 300k, YIKES! :eek:

This one's on familiar roads, and I've...
03-25-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,389
Posted By Daveyboy

I doubt that the average 10 year old using this...

I doubt that the average 10 year old using this trail has any idea where the funds came from for it. As far as they're concerned it's just an extension of the PARK that's at one of the entrance...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Daveyboy

Brevet control closing times

Not having ridden a brevet yet, I'm curious how the closing times of the controls are determined. Is it a standard amount of time for each brevet? I thought I read somewhere that they close them...
02-22-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By Daveyboy

Thanks for sharing the video - I'm looking...

Thanks for sharing the video - I'm looking forward to my trip there this June. This time I might try the 'Worlds Best Banana Bread' in Kahakuloa.
02-22-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Daveyboy

Scary - I hope you are ok and there's no...

Scary - I hope you are ok and there's no permanent damage. It's also a good thing you had a couple of witnesses, and they stopped.

I just rode the full length of Whidbey yesterday....
02-18-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By Daveyboy

++1 That's a sweet ride Bekologist! Starting...

++1 That's a sweet ride Bekologist! Starting from Napili the landscape and views are fantastic, and I love riding with the trades at my back down to Ma'alaea. The only tough part for me is the...
02-16-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Daveyboy

Just took my 705 out for a spin today, it was...

Just took my 705 out for a spin today, it was cloudy with occassional rain. Worked perfectly.
Replies: 39
Views: 5,384
Posted By Daveyboy

Hmm, interesting perspective. My little ol' E-53...

Hmm, interesting perspective. My little ol' E-53 pales in comparison.
I've got to get out and ride not only more but longer as well....:innocent:
02-06-10, 12:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,793
Posted By Daveyboy

Nice looking setup - the chrome looks good with...

Nice looking setup - the chrome looks good with the blue.

I've been looking for a way to install full fenders on my '06 Roubaix. Did you get the whole rear fender on or did you have to...
Replies: 29
Views: 11,010
Posted By Daveyboy

Carefully wrap the other half of your subway...

Carefully wrap the other half of your subway sandwich so it doesn't all fall out on the road when you pull it out of your back pocket for a snack.

And for sure, if you drop that sandwich halfway...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,751
Posted By Daveyboy

So, if one completes a Brevet series (200, 300,...

So, if one completes a Brevet series (200, 300, 400, & 600) in 2010 and then 'pre-registers'; does that guarantee a successful 'registration' (assuming you complete another series in 2011 and then...
01-29-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Daveyboy

I ride High Bridge road quite a bit. You're...

I ride High Bridge road quite a bit. You're correct that the shoulder width varies. It's also pretty hilly in parts, typically rolling hills but one fairly steep hill (but short). The traffic is...
01-24-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,190
Posted By Daveyboy

When I played basketball (HS & College) we had a...

When I played basketball (HS & College) we had a word for players that 'knew it all' - 'Un-coachable'.
They plateaued while the rest of us surpassed.
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