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Posted By ILClyde

This is really great. And good on you for...

This is really great. And good on you for putting forth the effort to contact this guy. My experience was somewhat different. I was successful on the first 200k I ever rode last summer, went on to...
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Posted By ILClyde

Just to throw out a tidbit relative to this...

Just to throw out a tidbit relative to this discussion. I had a Waterford built last fall and spent some time up at their factory. I won't get into the details but they are aware of historical...
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Posted By ILClyde

First one in the books! Very windy 200K this...

First one in the books! Very windy 200K this past weekend in WI (at least it seemed hellaciously windy to me! Maybe the seasoned vets just laughed.). Didn't deter me, though -- going for the 300...
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Posted By ILClyde

215 lb with 28mm tires - I had a set of wheels...

215 lb with 28mm tires
- I had a set of wheels built with White hubs and DT Swiss rims, 32h laced 3-cross. Absolutely love them so far. The White hubs have been wonderful, bang-for-the buck seems...
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Posted By ILClyde

Funny thing happened. I spent a few days with my...

Funny thing happened. I spent a few days with my business partners, all of whom suffer from varying degrees of adult-onset cycling. Actually, I consider myself the weakest cyclist in the company by...
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Posted By ILClyde

I'm a 49 year old, 215 lb perma-clyde (built like...

I'm a 49 year old, 215 lb perma-clyde (built like a linebacker) with bad lung issues. Wonderful combination. I tell people "imagine if Thor Hushovd was 25% bigger, and he sucked. That's me." I'm...
04-08-13, 07:30 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Two things have completely change my perspective...

Two things have completely change my perspective of riding in inclement weather:

- I got a really good rain jacket. It doubles as a great wind shell in cold weather! Probably 90% responsible for...
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Posted By ILClyde

Anyone have any experience with the Topeak...

Anyone have any experience with the Topeak Tourguide?

http://www.topeak.com/products/bags/TourGuideHandlebarBag
03-25-13, 01:20 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

I know I've said this before on these pages, but...

I know I've said this before on these pages, but I tend to feel sorry for people like that. I always try to keep in mind that I'll wake up the next day and not have to deal with them. They'll wake...
03-08-13, 06:37 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Yes to fenders. Put SKS Longboards on about 6...

Yes to fenders. Put SKS Longboards on about 6 weeks ago and haven't looked back. The one thing people overlook is that not only do they keep schtuff off of you and/or your drive train, they keep it...
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Posted By ILClyde

Yeah, I knew I could look it up, just hadn't...

Yeah, I knew I could look it up, just hadn't gotten around to it yet. In the first group, the last three are out because I'm either on vacation or already doing (planning? hoping?) a 400. I hadn't...
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Posted By ILClyde

Main goal: figure out how the heck to do this...

Main goal: figure out how the heck to do this rando thing! Yep, newbie. First one ever coming up later this spring. Hope to complete a 200, 300, 400. The 600 isn't going to work because of family...
03-07-13, 08:48 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Another vote for a Selle Anatomica, BUT . . . as...

Another vote for a Selle Anatomica, BUT . . . as several people have said it's a really personal thing. But I'd recommend at least trying the SA saddles. They've got a 30 day return policy.

More...
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Posted By ILClyde

No, really. Since I've just recently come down...

No, really. Since I've just recently come down with adult-onset-randonneuring I enjoy reading longer ride reports. The short question and answer stuff is great, but I find that long reports give me...
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Posted By ILClyde

Great thread. (And, skiffrun, your long post was...

Great thread. (And, skiffrun, your long post was a very good read.) My first ever brevets are coming up this year, so it's interesting to read about break strategies. I'm hoping to do the 200,...
03-02-13, 09:49 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Oh, the difference Texas vs. England makes in how...

Oh, the difference Texas vs. England makes in how one interprets that statement . . .
02-28-13, 11:23 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

I'm outside of Chicago. Several inches of snow...

I'm outside of Chicago. Several inches of snow yesterday, 20's this weekend and, yes, I have a 30 miler planned for Saturday. Just remember: there's no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothes.
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Posted By ILClyde

Fitness between brevets

I plan to try my hand (legs?) at randonneuring this year. I feel I've got a pretty good training plan in place leading up to the first 200K, but I'm really at a loss at how to structure things in...
02-26-13, 12:31 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

I second what fietsbob said. (Now simply called...

I second what fietsbob said. (Now simply called Bicycle Quarterly - they dropped the "Vintage") If you like Scientific American, you might enjoy some of BQ's very analytic analysis of...
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Posted By ILClyde

Put me down as another Selle Anatomica fan. ...

Put me down as another Selle Anatomica fan. Takes a while to get dialed in, but the best saddle I've ever ridden by not a small margin.

I do wish it was a little narrower in the middle; more...
01-16-13, 04:07 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

I feel sorry for those kids. Ironically, Lance...

I feel sorry for those kids. Ironically, Lance sort of agrees with me that it sucks to have a loser dad.

From "Every Second Counts" (2003):
"Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name,...
01-16-13, 03:25 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Agree. To a point. While your points above have...

Agree. To a point. While your points above have some validity, what they DON'T address is what percentage of people think it's OK to be an arrogant, cutthroat, back-stabbing weasel? That's my...
01-16-13, 03:22 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

I read somewhere that even Ferrari wondered that...

I read somewhere that even Ferrari wondered that same thing, so you're not out in left field. (of course, thinking along the same lines as a slimy doctor probably doesn't make you feel any better!)
01-15-13, 08:47 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Phil Liggett was unavailable for comment . . .

Phil Liggett was unavailable for comment . . .
12-03-12, 01:09 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

This makes me think he's even more of a nut case.

This makes me think he's even more of a nut case.
11-15-12, 08:49 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Really? California and S. Carolina? You guys...

Really? California and S. Carolina? You guys are killing me.



I don't know if these qualify as thin (obviously thin-ness and warmth are subjective) but I'll throw out a general sock idea. I...
11-14-12, 02:42 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Riding outdoors is always more fun than in a...

Riding outdoors is always more fun than in a room. Boom. Done. ;-)
11-14-12, 12:30 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Pretty much this ^ I don't think I'm quite...

Pretty much this ^

I don't think I'm quite as hardy as Leebo, but I'll ride down into the low 20's. And get lights. Good lights. Riding in the dark is actually a lot of fun with proper lights. ...
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Posted By ILClyde

Just got my X today. Mounted it and headed out. ...

Just got my X today. Mounted it and headed out. Only had time for 20 miles but ... holy crap is this thing comfortable. I don't think I've got the tilt quite where I want it, but wow.
11-09-12, 09:55 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

I agree. For full disclaimer, I admit up...

I agree.

For full disclaimer, I admit up front that this is VERY conspiracy-theory-esque of me, but look at when Lance first retired, when several of the guys that testified for USADA said they...
11-03-12, 12:07 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Thanks for the heads up -- just ordered one.

Thanks for the heads up -- just ordered one.
10-31-12, 09:13 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

I agree with you. Really, I do. Unfortunately,...

I agree with you. Really, I do. Unfortunately, most companies don't think the way you and I would. It's about building brand value, and if something is hurting that value it gets jettisoned even...
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Posted By ILClyde

Interesting discussion everyone. PBP 2015 is...

Interesting discussion everyone. PBP 2015 is remotely on my radar but, in line with what Machka said, for me it starts next spring. I've done some centuries, but I'm dipping my toe in a 200K next...
10-29-12, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
10-29-12, 01:25 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

But what the PP says is essentially "we're...

But what the PP says is essentially "we're severing ties because he was bad for business", not "we're severing ties because he went after the chosen one". Do I think the latter comment has something...
10-29-12, 01:23 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

The PP was very interesting, but what needs to be...

The PP was very interesting, but what needs to be kept in mind is that there's a difference between firing someone for business reasons, and firing some one just to be vindictive. Do I think it's...
10-23-12, 10:25 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

I seriously read the title of this thread and...

I seriously read the title of this thread and though someone had invented a faster prostate test.
10-22-12, 01:43 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Which is all moot at this point, since every...

Which is all moot at this point, since every organization agreed he was a cheat. Not one disagreed. With the exception of Livestrong, of course. I don't think they've decided to strip his titles...
10-22-12, 01:41 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Which just reminded me of something. Where's all...

Which just reminded me of something. Where's all those U.S. congressman who earlier this year wanted to get the USADA report thrown out? If I remember, a couple guys from Texas (of course), I think...
10-22-12, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

It was probably those damn clenbuterol-tainted...

It was probably those damn clenbuterol-tainted raisins in the cookie.
10-22-12, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

What'd he do? I'm serious, I don't know.

What'd he do? I'm serious, I don't know.
10-22-12, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

Exactly. From everything I've read, it's amazing...

Exactly. From everything I've read, it's amazing how easy it is to either avoid testing, simply flush your system, or time your doping just right. I think Hamilton said something along the lines of...
10-22-12, 09:21 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

This. It's done all the time in our legal system...

This. It's done all the time in our legal system and people accept it as a regular part of obtaining testimony. But try to do when it runs against someone's over-inflated "hero" and people cry foul.
10-22-12, 09:15 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

EPO vs Fig Newtons?

EPO vs Fig Newtons?
10-11-12, 09:04 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

When I'm done with it the whole thing may be big...

When I'm done with it the whole thing may be big and ugly! So, simple, cheap, big and ugly may just be a thing of beauty! Interesting on the Paul chain keeper and the Jump Stop, but I like the idea...
10-11-12, 08:38 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Are there any doubters? Apparently not at WADA...

Are there any doubters? Apparently not at WADA anymore.

This, in my mind, is pretty huge:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/cycling/wires/10/11/2080.ap.cyc.armstrong.wada.1234/index.html
10-11-12, 08:28 AM
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Posted By ILClyde

No front DR - chain jumping off ring

I've decided it's time for my 25 year old Fisher Hoo Koo to live a second life as an errand/town/family ride bike. In the process of converting it, I've stripped off the front DR. I took the small...
09-09-12, 10:46 PM
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Posted By ILClyde

Don't ever let things like this bother you. Same...

Don't ever let things like this bother you. Same thing when people cut you off on the highway. They're not upset about what they did, why let it get to you? They did something wrong, you being the...
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Posted By ILClyde

I wanted to throw a question out here that I...

I wanted to throw a question out here that I can't seem to find a specific answer to, including on this thread. (Chris Pringle did touch on it a little bit)

There's a lot of talk about how many...
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