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Posted By joewein

Same here, when it starts complaining about being...

Same here, when it starts complaining about being off course you simply can't miss it.

Regarding battery life on the Wahoo v2 (with colour screen), with v1 I was getting about 15h of battery life....
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Posted By joewein

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My July Century is complete, extending the streak to 119 consecutive months (162 km with 1988 m of...
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Posted By joewein

I switched from the B&W Wahoo Elemnt Bolt to the...

I switched from the B&W Wahoo Elemnt Bolt to the latest colour one and it's really good. Despite the colour screen (usually more power hungry) battery life seems to be even better than on the...
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Posted By joewein

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Last Thursday, I finished my "Century a Month" for June 2022 (168 km on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

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I did my first Century ride for May on Saturday (190 km with 2464 m of elevation gain, on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

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The last training ride before the Fleche from Aichi to Tokyo on the coming weekend and what a ride...
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Posted By joewein

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On Sunday I could finally do my March Century ride (166 km with 2242 m of elevation gain, on...
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Posted By joewein

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My Flèche team had a training ride planned that would take us across Hakone, but with the snow...
01-14-22, 07:12 AM
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Posted By joewein

Bixby Bridge on Hwy 1?

Bixby Bridge on Hwy 1?
01-14-22, 07:09 AM
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Mt Fuji and some houses with a view, in Izu peninsula on my most recent Century ride.

Looks...
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Posted By joewein

In December I ordered a new phone, the recently...

In December I ordered a new phone, the recently released Google Pixel 6 Pro, to upgrade from my existing Pixel 3. It arrived after the New Year holidays and I had a chance to test it out on a bike...
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Posted By joewein

2022 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,601
Posted By joewein

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On December 12 it was time for my December Century ride (consecutive month #112). So many options,...
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Posted By joewein

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a...

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a week ago, it's a 300 km ride the weekend after next (since the season starts in November). Until October I hadn't done any regular brevets in 2021...
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Posted By joewein

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Friday night I rode out to Chichibu, to do a loop the next day to Mitsumine shrine and back,...
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Posted By joewein

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October done (192 km with 2335 m elevation gain on Strava...
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Posted By joewein

As kingston correctly points out, any disk brake...

As kingston correctly points out, any disk brake fork (steel or carbon) will have to be built somewhat stiffer for longevity than a rim brake fork, so it may not absorb quite as much road buzz, but...
08-30-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By joewein

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"Ites green and gold is the rainbow..." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dB7jFixvE)
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Posted By joewein

I did two century rides in August two weeks apart...

I did two century rides in August two weeks apart (plus one metric century). The centuries completed 9 consecutive years of "Century a Month".
...
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Posted By joewein

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My first real summer ride this year. It got as hot as 33 C (91F). For the past couple of weeks we...
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Posted By joewein

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On June 13 I rode my June Century (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5462822700))...
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Posted By joewein

What I do there is to keep my last pair of shoes...

What I do there is to keep my last pair of shoes around. They may be a bit tattered and the cleats worn out, but in principle they're usable and I know there are no size issues. Once I buy the next...
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Posted By joewein

The tend to buy the exact same brand, model and...

The tend to buy the exact same brand, model and size of shoes if available to avoid issues like that. Yes, it's definitely safer not to try something new on a brevet (new saddle, new position, etc)....
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Posted By joewein

That! I think before Shimano moved the shift...

That! I think before Shimano moved the shift cables under the bar tape to make them more aero, things used to be better (Tiagra 4600, 105 5500, etc) and if you're using downtube or bar end shifters,...
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Posted By joewein

It's not really a problem as long as you make it...

It's not really a problem as long as you make it part of your maintenance schedule and replace the cable before it breaks, which tends to be fairly predictable by distance.

I replace my rear...
05-23-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By joewein

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78 km of cycling to the mountain trail - 5 km of hiking the forest in clouds - 92 km of cycling...
05-11-21, 09:03 AM
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Mount Fuji and Tanzawa mountains on a hazy day
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Posted By joewein

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride...

On Saturday, May 1 I did my first Century ride for the month (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5223920943) with pictures). That brings my streak to 105 consecutive calendar months with at...
04-19-21, 09:08 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210414_070921639_58f540eaac01461239f797213768103baa97ed4a.jpg​​​​​Things you see on a bike on a rainy day
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Posted By joewein

I managed to snag a signup for a 400 km in...

I managed to snag a signup for a 400 km in mid-May, which will be my first regular brevet this year, although I also participated in a Fleche in early April (DNF). I still have three weekends to...
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Posted By joewein

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi...

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture back to Tokyo (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5065640949)) and my third Flèche overall.

Although we officially did...
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215 km with 1600 m of elevation gain (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4906351051))....
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Posted By joewein

Yeah, but in my experience a flat course often...

Yeah, but in my experience a flat course often means you trade hills for headwinds, which are much more frustrating than hills (no coasting once you reach the top to get payback). As she wrote on her...
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Posted By joewein

She followed the main highway. There's also the...

She followed the main highway. There's also the Old Seven Mile Bridge supposedly now for pedestrian and cyclist use (which was closed for repairs and I'm not sure if it has re-opened yet), but even...
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Posted By joewein

I wouldn't know if other saddles now give me...

I wouldn't know if other saddles now give me trouble as both of my bikes use a B17.

A lot of saddles are OK for 50 km. People like soft saddles on shopping bikes, but those become very...
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Posted By joewein

I would use whatever bike is most comfortable and...

I would use whatever bike is most comfortable and can carry what you need to bring.

Whichever bike you ride, using the widest tires that will fit the frame, fork and brake calipers will minimize...
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Posted By joewein

Congratulations on completing what must have been...

Congratulations on completing what must have been an extremely boring Century! :-D

I also use my B17 with non-padded clothes and felt a pad was overkill with a B17 as both the saddle and the pad...
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Posted By joewein

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box....

My guess would be it's a bidon-sized tool box. Many people carry those in 2nd or 3rd bottle cages. Under the downtube a water bottle may get dirt on it, but for a tool box it wouldn't matter that...
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Posted By joewein

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5...

I rode a second Century in February, as the 5 person Fleche team with which I attempted a 360+ km ride last October...
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Posted By joewein

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February Century done! :) (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4749923349))

I rode...
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Posted By joewein

I expect 2021 to be similar to 2020, rando-wise...

I expect 2021 to be similar to 2020, rando-wise (events postponed or only happening with reduced number of signup slots). It's going to be a while before things can go back to near normal here as...
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Views: 11,601
Posted By joewein

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It...

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It came to 200 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4560980072)), with temperatures between -2 C and 8 C (28F to 46F). I left late-ish around...
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Views: 11,601
Posted By joewein

2021 Century-A-Month Club

The rules are simple, as always:

1. Ride a century every month.
2. Post a report here. Pictures are always nice if you have them.

Just to answer a few questions that may come up:

(a) A...
12-28-20, 05:29 AM
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Views: 712,146
Posted By joewein

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Elephant (http://www.elephantbikes.com/stock/), meet container ship -- Container ship, meet my...
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Posted By joewein

In my experience if you run wider tires at...

In my experience if you run wider tires at pressures suitable for tarmac and gravel roads then pinch flats are really not much of an issue. After 32,000 km (20,000 mi) on Compass/Rene Herse Babyshoe...
12-07-20, 03:57 AM
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Posted By joewein

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Mt Fuji with rain clouds seen across Suruga bay from the village of Heda on the west coast of Izu...
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Posted By joewein

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month...

One hundred consecutive months of Century a Month complete! 172.5 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4433698472)) in Izu peninsula some 120 km west of Tokyo and also +24T (VeloViewer...
11-25-20, 03:27 AM
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Posted By joewein

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Posted By joewein

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months...

November Century complete, 99 consecutive months of CaM!

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Yesterday I returned to Chichibu for...
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Views: 17,538
Posted By joewein

Here's what I have on my Elephant Bikes NFE with...

Here's what I have on my Elephant Bikes NFE with Haulin Colin porteur rack:
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