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09-30-19, 01:41 AM
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4dNtyLL70aW9rSUl...

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09-29-19, 07:20 AM
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Views: 428,635
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1ohl8Qe_mZWN9nVt...

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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_wVL5sbiFCZwRpiv...

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Replies: 256
Views: 23,237
Posted By joewein

Over here in Japan they won't even let you start...

Over here in Japan they won't even let you start without lights attached to the frame of the bike and you wearing a reflective vest, regardless of the time of day. And a bicycle bell, as it's...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,184
Posted By joewein

Especially if they rank people by time, as in...

Especially if they rank people by time, as in "#1", "#2", "#3", etc. That numeric ranking is meaningless if it includes non-finishers.
Replies: 91
Views: 8,184
Posted By joewein

That unofficial site needs some serious work on...

That unofficial site needs some serious work on it still since it doesn't check if participants passed all PCs. If anyone turned around after PC1 and headed straight back to the start, they will be...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,249
Posted By joewein

Tubes are relatively easy since -- unlike the...

Tubes are relatively easy since -- unlike the fixed length bead of a tire -- they stretch. Therefore a given type of tube will work for quite a number of different tire sizes.

For my 650B x 42...
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Views: 2,249
Posted By joewein

I went from 30 mm wide 451 (20" x 1 3/8") on my...

I went from 30 mm wide 451 (20" x 1 3/8") on my Bike Friday to 650B x 42 mm. Going from 65 psi on the narrower tires to 42 psi on the wider ones was a pretty significant gain in ride comfort.

In...
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Views: 1,664
Posted By joewein

Don't overthink it; unless you're going to ride...

Don't overthink it; unless you're going to ride 200 km/day for the next couple of weeks, "empty" calories are quite OK. Your first priority has got to be to keep supplying easily digested calories to...
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Views: 2,249
Posted By joewein

The Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 she...

The Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 she rode has enough tire clearance for 30 mm. The factory tire is a Continental Grand Prix 4000s II 28 mm, but I'm not sure what she went with.
09-08-19, 11:58 PM
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Views: 428,635
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HWz6l2LYMXKW_mjc...

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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

I did a total of four centuries in August,...

I did a total of four centuries in August, followed by hiking with my wife on the last weekend. On that hike I ended up with a huge blister on my left foot, which took a week to heal. This weekend I...
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Views: 2,880
Posted By joewein

Excuse the short digression from the subject of...

Excuse the short digression from the subject of the thread, but I have never understood what problem people have with others drafting them. OK, I get the part that you don't want some guy to crash...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,184
Posted By joewein

Robert Coquen arrived at the finish line first...

Robert Coquen arrived at the finish line first (at 13:04:19), about a minute before Hajo Eckstein (13:05:15) but Eckstein had actually started about an hour after Coquen (17:15:28 vs. 16:16:44)...
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Views: 8,184
Posted By joewein

They sure have some unusual road signs in France!...

They sure have some unusual road signs in France! ;)
...
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Posted By joewein

I googled Hajo Eckstein and he seems to like...

I googled Hajo Eckstein and he seems to like recumbents and HPVs. His frame number (F085) suggests he started in the special bike category (recumbents, velomobiles, tandems, etc). So perhaps he...
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Views: 8,184
Posted By joewein

With a time of 43:49:47 (27.72 km/h), Hajo...

With a time of 43:49:47 (27.72 km/h), Hajo Eckstein stayed above the 43:32 minimum time limit (maximum average of 28 km/h).

In 2015, the minimum time limit for the then longer course was 43:56,...
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Posted By joewein

Fiona started some 3 hours before fellow ARA...

Fiona started some 3 hours before fellow ARA Sachsen member Björn Lenhard (fastest rider in PBP2015, dropped out of TCR#7), but then probably took a nap before Loudeac (445 km) and he caught up with...
08-14-19, 07:34 AM
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Views: 428,635
Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bRiXnDj4uyjrdmmX...

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Views: 1,460
Posted By joewein

Transcontinental Race #7 results

Congratulations, Fiona Kolbinger on winning the 7th edition of TCR!



She finished not just fastest amongst 40 female participants but more than 10 hours ahead of the fastest male cyclist to...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

Last week a friend of mine posted a picture on...

Last week a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook from a ride to Hyakuhironotaki, a waterfall near Okutama that looked so appealing now that the full heat of summer has arrived in Tokyo.

The...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

With the seemingly never-ending rainy season, I...

With the seemingly never-ending rainy season, I didn't get a lot of riding done in July, and I was getting worried about losing my fitness. Almost three weeks after the Kazahari ride the forecast for...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

I did two Century rides in July and one in August...

I did two Century rides in July and one in August so far, bringing the CaM streak to 84 consecutive months (7 years).

This year the rainy season in Japan extended way past June into most of July....
07-29-19, 03:41 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://tokyocycle.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F...

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07-01-19, 06:57 PM
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Posted By joewein

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Q0QxdeMuGJWpMpH6...

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Views: 5,031
Posted By joewein

When RWGPS makes an estimate for a planned route,...

When RWGPS makes an estimate for a planned route, it relies on map data. It looks up elevation on a map.

One problem with that are tunnels and bridges. If you go through a tunnel, the map...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

July to September in Tokyo will be like a...

July to September in Tokyo will be like a greenhouse: 80-100% humidity and 30-40 C

But not yet. This last weekend of June the gods are sending us fresh air, as cool as any coming out of an air...
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Views: 15,964
Posted By joewein

Yes, registrations have been re-opened until July...

Yes, registrations have been re-opened until July 3 (or when slots are full, presumably):
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Views: 8,864
Posted By joewein

Are there no bananas or real sandwiches around...

Are there no bananas or real sandwiches around where you guys ride? Many kinds of fruit work well. I bring or buy dried mangoes or raisins. Maybe I'm spoilt by the choice of food in convenience...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

I had been in Hungary and Germany for the first...

I had been in Hungary and Germany for the first 12 days of the month, with only one bike ride there (3 hours with my brother). Normally I try to do a Century ride on the first weekend of each month...
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Views: 3,825
Posted By joewein

I had set up Compass Babyshoe Pass tubeless...

I had set up Compass Babyshoe Pass tubeless before the latest tubeless-approved version (BSP TC) came out because others had said it worked for them. I was prompted by a puncture less than an hour...
Replies: 48
Views: 6,784
Posted By joewein

I agree with Oso Polar, the 40/28 by 11-36T is...

I agree with Oso Polar, the 40/28 by 11-36T is quite low gearing, both at the low and high end of the range: That's a 20.4 gear inch low gear and a 95.6 gear inch high gear (assuming 650B x 42 mm or...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
Posted By joewein

You mean these racks...

You mean these racks (https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/racks/).

For what it's worth, I use a Haulin' Colin porteur rack with a B&M Lumotec IQ premium light and I'm in...
05-20-19, 02:52 AM
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Posted By joewein

Wake up and smell the roses! :) ...

Wake up and smell the roses! :)
...
05-20-19, 02:47 AM
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Posted By joewein

View from Koburi toge in the mountains of...

View from Koburi toge in the mountains of Saitama, west of Tokyo:
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

I realized I haven't posted my CaM report for May...

I realized I haven't posted my CaM report for May yet, which I did on May 5. I'm now at 81 consecutive months. 185 km with 1675 m of elevation gain in the mountains around Okutama west of Tokyo.
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Views: 4,481
Posted By joewein

I always try to get as much of the original...

I always try to get as much of the original distance as possible when DNF'ing, often riding much of the original route but outside the time limit.

If the problem is being too sleepy or terrible...
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Views: 4,481
Posted By joewein

I have DNFed every distance up to 600 km at least...

I have DNFed every distance up to 600 km at least once, even one particularly hilly 200 km where I was running low on time and out of water in hot weather.

I have heard people say that once you...
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Views: 10,218
Posted By joewein

I have googled for Kasai and can't seem to find...

I have googled for Kasai and can't seem to find any related business of that name. Perhaps it's just a Japanese-sounding brand that Merry Sales or Soma came up with for an OEM version of SP (who are...
Replies: 72
Views: 10,218
Posted By joewein

I am pretty sure Shutter Precision still make SP...

I am pretty sure Shutter Precision still make SP dynamo hubs. Perhaps this shop thinks Shutter Precision used to outsource production but now they make them in house or something like that, but that...
Replies: 72
Views: 10,218
Posted By joewein

SP PD-8 and Kasai D6 look virtually identical to...

SP PD-8 and Kasai D6 look virtually identical to me:

https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/medium/90284.jpghttps://static.modernbike.com/Product_Images/large_132846_20180125035254.jpg
...
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Views: 4,481
Posted By joewein

I have completed Challenge #2 of at least one...

I have completed Challenge #2 of at least one 1,000 km month, the first time since April 2016! I rode 1,013 km in April, with one day left in the month.

I don't commute and do very few rides of...
Replies: 48
Views: 6,784
Posted By joewein

There's one member of our rando club who shows up...

There's one member of our rando club who shows up with a different bike for almost every brevet, including a fat bike, a flat bar 7-speed shopping bike, a 1980s road bike with downtube shifters, a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,765
Posted By joewein

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/full/33821513.png ...

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/full/33821513.png
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33821513/elevation_profile

We successfully finished the ride and covered 366 km in 24 hours with the entire 4 person...
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Views: 6,859
Posted By joewein

Go with whichever is more comfortable and I have...

Go with whichever is more comfortable and I have to assume that would the Rawland, based on its less aggressive handle bar drop relative to the saddle. I assume both are the right size for you. A bad...
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Views: 15,964
Posted By joewein

From the Newsletter of Randonneurs NL, the Dutch...

From the Newsletter of Randonneurs NL, the Dutch organisation (translated by Google):



Eric Norris says so too in his "PBP Tips" YouTube series:
...
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Views: 2,004
Posted By joewein

I appreciate when I have the opportunity to draft...

I appreciate when I have the opportunity to draft someone of compatible speed and I am happy to provide that service to another person at another time, but race etiquette does not really apply.

In...
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Views: 2,765
Posted By joewein

I am not worried at all about navigation. Two of...

I am not worried at all about navigation. Two of the other guys are event organisers in our club and they're well organised people and used to working in a team. We've been through several iterations...
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Views: 3,486
Posted By joewein

The century ride for April is done (here...

The century ride for April is done (here (https://www.strava.com/activities/2272101860) on Strava). That's my 9th century this year and a CaM streak of 80 months.
...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,765
Posted By joewein

So we rode the first training ride, a 300 km that...

So we rode the first training ride, a 300 km that we DNF'ed because of black ice and snow 1100 m (3600 ft) above sea level only about 70 km (45 mi) from the goal. Read the gory details here...
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