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What's everyone planning to do with drop bags...

What's everyone planning to do with drop bags anyway?
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Glad to hear he's fine. I know of a rider who...

Glad to hear he's fine. I know of a rider who crashed had a concussion two weeks ago, he didn't remember anything about the crash. It was on a group ride I wasn't a part of, but they shared a private...
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The BRM600 Big Hills Challenge 2.0 that I rode...

The BRM600 Big Hills Challenge 2.0 that I rode over the weekend was touted as Malaysia’s toughest BRM to date, as a follow-up to another Big Hills Challenge on the same month last year, but with more...
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Yikes! What happened, is he alright?

Yikes! What happened, is he alright?
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Starting a tough 600k tomorrow morning. 618km...

Starting a tough 600k tomorrow morning. 618km with 9400m elevation gain (or at least as reported by RideWithGPS, which tends to overestimate things... but I still expect over 7000m). Trying hard not...
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No dairy products for me either. It's proper...

No dairy products for me either. It's proper stops for real food for breakfast, lunch and dinner (typically at or near the controls). On the bike, and in between, there's candy, cereal bars, nuts,...
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My local club awards them at the end of the year...

My local club awards them at the end of the year at a dinner/awards ceremony, so not sure how this will affect us this year. But likely they'll just owe us the medal and order next year's design......
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lol glad I completed my registration early. I...

lol glad I completed my registration early. I picked 12:15 for the bike check, so plenty of time to wake up and ride to it, then immediately after, just in time for lunch.

After that, not entirely...
06-18-19, 12:52 AM
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So what I gather from your posts, is that the...

So what I gather from your posts, is that the Proform's belt drive is too weak and it slips if you try to pedal too hard (e.g. by standing). Despite the "-20% to 20% grade" that they advertise on...
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I've purchased my flight tickets, and booked a...

I've purchased my flight tickets, and booked a hotel room about 21km from Rambouillet, at Milon-la-Chapelle. Should be less than a hour's ride, but I'll need to do some recce the day before the bike...
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I'm surprised at this as well. The general...

I'm surprised at this as well. The general consensus (well, at least that of my local cycling scene) is that tubeless still isn't quite as reliable for high pressure road tires, but on lower pressure...
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Congrats on qualifying! Personally I prefer the...

Congrats on qualifying! Personally I prefer the qualifying brevets to be easier on those who've already preregistered for PBP, leave the tougher routes optional, so a nice and flat 600k sounds like a...
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Sad to hear, condolences to his family :(

Sad to hear, condolences to his family :(
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Just got this hard case for my upcoming PBP trip:...

Just got this hard case for my upcoming PBP trip: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bike-travel-cases/1106-pakgo-x

I was initially hesitant about it since there are smaller and cheaper...
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It would completely screw with my plans to show...

It would completely screw with my plans to show up in full winter gear though, lol. Guess I need to monitor the situation a lot more closely, and perhaps switch plans and go with a modular approach...
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Congratulations on the finish. I don't have any...

Congratulations on the finish. I don't have any experience with cold weather, so your account and clothing load out was helpful. Ear warmers... I probably gotta look into those...
05-31-19, 05:09 PM
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Helmet rubber ducky is a thing... ...

Helmet rubber ducky is a thing...
https://www.voilaz.com/products/duck-bicycle-bell-head-lights-1
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I think you should consult a doctor or your coach...

I think you should consult a doctor or your coach instead of asking people on the internet.
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Haha, that first 100+ miles looks like it was...

Haha, that first 100+ miles looks like it was specifically designed to maximize the elevation of the course. But at least it comes early, those are usually way easier to deal with than the big climbs...
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Yes, the night from Sunday-Monday sleep does...

Yes, the night from Sunday-Monday sleep does imply that. The other starters would have already left the premises by then.
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These are all the options available (plus bike...

These are all the options available (plus bike check time slot not shown in the screenshot):
...
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PBP registration is now open, but they had a...

PBP registration is now open, but they had a bunch of additional stuff, both compulsory and optional; some of them I could provide (like jersey size), others I wasn't prepared to answer (optional...
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Ouch... I know the feeling. And both times I had...

Ouch... I know the feeling. And both times I had that feeling of being unable to eat and drink properly was during excessive heat. Forcing myself to eat will just make the food come out the same way...
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What about a basic Cateye HL-EL135 plus their...

What about a basic Cateye HL-EL135 plus their helmet mount accessory?
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A bit late on this, but thought I'd chime in on...

A bit late on this, but thought I'd chime in on the 1030.

All this while I've been using a 1030, but knowing Garmin's reputation, also had a 520 as backup in case something happened to the 1030....
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Something clear to store tools sounds like a good...

Something clear to store tools sounds like a good idea. I wonder if those clear, compartmentalised plastic cases often used by jewellers, tailors and hobbyists would work...
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Did another 300k this weekend. Over 200 riders...

Did another 300k this weekend. Over 200 riders this time; also nice and scenic route, but bad weather.

It was already lightly drizzling as we were setting up our bikes for the 6am start. Then...
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I did my local Audax club's 100k Permanent last...

I did my local Audax club's 100k Permanent last weekend. Since it was only a 100, I didn't prepare much other than what I would usually bring on a typical weekend morning group ride. Most of the...
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Not sure how accurate this is, but I was looking...

Not sure how accurate this is, but I was looking at their agenda: https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=randonnee&page=agenda_epreuve



80h: (1 special + 7 solo bikes) x 300 =...
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Great ride with just the four of you. I feel like...

Great ride with just the four of you. I feel like five is a good number as this give the last two a good enough time to recover before moving back up to the third position where you start feeling the...
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Think of it this way: a 600 is essentially a 400...

Think of it this way: a 600 is essentially a 400 on the first day, then 200 on the second day.

You can do 400 solo, so the first day should be doable.

On the second day, you've only got half...
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Just did a very quick Google Maps routing check,...

Just did a very quick Google Maps routing check, Paris to Rambouillet is about 56km which is about 2-3 hours ride by bike, assuming train and bus services may be overbooked/packed as per the video's...
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Yikes. Lodging especially, is gonna be a major...

Yikes. Lodging especially, is gonna be a major problem as I haven't even started looking. Can't believe this got so popular and exploded just like that this year. I wonder if it will be feasible to...
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Anyone know about this saddle bag?

https://www.rapha.cc/ap/en_AU/shop/waterproof-rear-pack/product/BSD01XXBLK

Couple of things I like about it compared to my existing bag:
- the two-piece design appears to make it a lot easier or...
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Completed another 400k over the weekend. For a...

Completed another 400k over the weekend. For a completely different change of pace, we had a relatively low turnout of 64 registered participants. On the other hand, it was a nice scenic route...
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As the guy who frequently bombs downhill, I...

As the guy who frequently bombs downhill, I refrain from passing during corners and only pass on the outer side on the straights, therefore I'd appreciate if the people I'm passing hold their line...
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Oh right... hand signals. Completely slipped my...

Oh right... hand signals. Completely slipped my mind about that. As long as there's someone behind me I will always use hand signals, especially to indicate hazards, also for slowing and stopping at...
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My local audax club is starting to do Permanents...

My local audax club is starting to do Permanents this year, though at this point I'm not really feeling keen on them.

The first permanent is a 100km at the end of the month. The locations are all...
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These kind of rides, as well as many other...

These kind of rides, as well as many other sportives/gran fondos/charity rides/etc, typically attract all sorts of individuals with all levels of experience -- from newbies to experienced riders to...
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Sounds like a great ride; very, very nice ride...

Sounds like a great ride; very, very nice ride organizer.

Though I am continually surprised that I hear about a lot of randonneuring events with that few participants. Maybe it's a culture thing,...
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A lot of local rides, whether it be events or...

A lot of local rides, whether it be events or just random club rides or just some friends going out for a ride start around 6-7am so early morning starts aren't unusual over here. Due to the climate...
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This is my problem is well. A lot of times, ride...

This is my problem is well. A lot of times, ride starts at 5-6am, I have to wake up at 2am or earlier for a 2-3 hour drive, try to get as much sleep as possible during the day and not getting much of...
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Thanks. I've really not seen these kind of shoes...

Thanks. I've really not seen these kind of shoes here (locally), guess I'll keep my eye out more attentively the next time I go shoe shopping.

Anyways, just received my TR5 in the mail and I'll...
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Do you have a link or picture of your shoes? ...

Do you have a link or picture of your shoes?

I haven't heard of the term before and when I looked it up on Google, I found a wide variety of water shoes in all shapes and sizes (e.g. looking like...
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One of the more renowned randonneurs in my local...

One of the more renowned randonneurs in my local audax scene rides on a Santa Cruz Stigmata with 38mm tires. We once tried lifting it and it was heavy A.F. Yet he is often among the earliest to...
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That's interesting to know... though I was...

That's interesting to know... though I was thinking more about when resting, or sitting at a table, rather than walking around barefoot. It would be much less of a hassle to put the shoes back on...
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Triathlon shoes for long distance cycling?

I was browsing shoes at the shop the other day. Shimano TR5 piqued my interest, so I looked up some reviews online and the first thing that shows up on Google:



Note the 3 points I...
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600km done. Posted my ride report in the 2019...

600km done. Posted my ride report in the 2019 Randonees thread. I guess this completes all my qualifying rides for PBP, just need to wait for my official ****logation number for this ride to be...
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Completed my 600km over the weekend and, with...

Completed my 600km over the weekend and, with that done, Super Randonneur 2019. Like last month's 400k, we're still in the middle of a heat wave and what seemed like a pretty straightforward ride...
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Yeah. Also, anecdotally, the Garmin appears to...

Yeah. Also, anecdotally, the Garmin appears to read/process these better (faster?) than if the routes don't line up.
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