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01-07-19, 09:22 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

I rode 34 km on Saturday, January 5th. In...

I rode 34 km on Saturday, January 5th. In southern Quebec. My last ride of '18 was on December 31st 2018, 28 km, for a season total of 5031 km. So the gap between the '18 and '19 seasons was...
12-16-18, 07:07 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

22.6 km yesterday. Probably last outdoor ride of...

22.6 km yesterday. Probably last outdoor ride of the season. I used my beater mountain bike on account of the grit and salt residue on the road. Winter came early to Southern Quebec, in early...
08-13-18, 04:02 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

79.2 km and 1140 m vertical on the gravel bike...

79.2 km and 1140 m vertical on the gravel bike with my wife on her mountain bike.
08-12-18, 07:22 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Recovery day today, did a century on Friday, on...

Recovery day today, did a century on Friday, on my new CX/gravel bike. Hadn't done one in 2 years, and I turned 60 this year so I'm feeling pretty good. Recovery takes longer now though.
08-05-18, 07:03 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Did 37.79 km on my new Bombtrack Hook 2 gravel...

Did 37.79 km on my new Bombtrack Hook 2 gravel bike with my wife and son yesterday. We set out on a 70 or so km ride with a big climb in it (3.5 km, 8% average, two sections at 20%), then about half...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 08:03 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

N+1 Bombtrack Hook 2 CX/Gravel to replace my...

N+1

Bombtrack Hook 2 CX/Gravel to replace my 23 y.o. Rocky Mountain mountain bike that had serious corrosion to ride on our local gravel roads. As a big Campy guy, I love the Sram Rival 1...
06-11-18, 10:54 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Sorry to revive a dormant thread but I have...

Sorry to revive a dormant thread but I have significant corrosion on my 23 or so y.o. aluminium mountain bike, where the paint peeled away. As a former aircraft owner I can assure readers here that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 02:02 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Yeah I know, when I pulled mine off the shelf it...

Yeah I know, when I pulled mine off the shelf it fell on me and it hurt like hell. Volkswagens weigh more than a Marinoni Genius!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 07:20 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Depends where. Here in Quebec, gas just hit...

Depends where. Here in Quebec, gas just hit $1.36/litre. That's $5.15 per US gallon. Golf wagons are literally flying off the shelves I see them everywhere. We have two and love 'em. My wife's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 07:22 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

That's actually excellent fuel economy for a...

That's actually excellent fuel economy for a pick-up truck with that much power.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 08:13 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Two words: "fuel" and "economy". My Golf...

Two words: "fuel" and "economy". My Golf Sportwagen averages 30-33 mpg, my wife's FWD Sportwagen does even better, around 38-40 mpg. Last tank of gas I bought, was at 1.29 per litre or nearly $5...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-18, 02:25 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Here's what I mean, loaded up the road bike for a...

Here's what I mean, loaded up the road bike for a ride today:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-18, 08:24 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

You absolutely can in your 2012 *if* you fold...

You absolutely can in your 2012 *if* you fold down the rear seats, though it's tighter with a mtb with wide handlebars. My wife had a 2013 before she sold it back to VW because of the diesel...
03-25-18, 06:25 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

My son is an avid cyclist in his own right and...

My son is an avid cyclist in his own right and co-owns two bike shops in Montreal. In 2009 I rode a week in Tuscany with him. I was 51 at the time, and he was 19. I could keep up with him and in...
03-25-18, 06:11 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Metric+ centuries, several times per summer,...

Metric+ centuries, several times per summer, imperial centuries, usually once per summer. Missed out last year due to various factors. With our short riding season (late-November to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-18, 04:26 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Marinoni Genius carbon, Campy Record: ...

Marinoni Genius carbon, Campy Record:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 71,687
Posted By beechnutC23

Alas Honda no longer makes the Element and in the...

Alas Honda no longer makes the Element and in the rust belt, it's getting harder to find a solid used one: the newest ones are already 7 years old. The Fit is pretty cool though, for two cyclists.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-18, 07:50 PM
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Views: 71,687
Posted By beechnutC23

Update, last week I traded in my Golf Hatchback...

Update, last week I traded in my Golf Hatchback for a 2018 Golf Sportwagen, 4MOTION (all-wheel drive), 6-speed manual:
...
01-28-18, 07:24 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

22 km yesterday, road ride. Doesn't seem like...

22 km yesterday, road ride. Doesn't seem like much. But, it was the 27th of January in Quebec and it is a record early start for me; I figured +5C and nearly dry roads, why the heck not? I used...
01-08-18, 09:26 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

20 km indoors on the trainer yesterday using an...

20 km indoors on the trainer yesterday using an old hybrid I rarely ride. At -17C and very icy roads, no way I was riding outside! Normally in winter I cross train by hiking/snowshoeing/climbing...
12-31-17, 08:07 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

A braver man than I. It is also -22C here in...

A braver man than I. It is also -22C here in Quebec, strong winds, drifting snow, and wind chill -38C. I went for a short walk, did a quick 180 after 1 km and went back inside next to the wood...
11-13-17, 08:40 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Today no, but my wife and I are just back from...

Today no, but my wife and I are just back from Italy. The second week we were indoors at a conference, but we took a week's vacation the first week we were there and cycled in the Amalfi Coast...
09-24-17, 06:55 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

My son's bike shop organized a group fall ride,...

My son's bike shop organized a group fall ride, about 75% on dirt roads. There were basically two options, two 40km or so loops you could either do the first one, or both, or all of the first and...
09-10-17, 06:57 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

I'm sure my son could spec one out for you and...

I'm sure my son could spec one out for you and get you a price on it.

You've piqued my interest. I do a lot of gravel roads but I use a mountain bike for that, which is sort of overkill. I'd...
08-29-17, 07:48 PM
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Views: 54,598
Posted By beechnutC23

Got 81.5 km in yesterday. Detoured over a gravel...

Got 81.5 km in yesterday. Detoured over a gravel road due to road works. Relatively flat ride, only 400 m. Got more elevation on today's hike in the mountains (482 m). On the ride, I got my 6th...
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