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Posted By Homeyba

:roflmao: Even though we don't always agree, I...

:roflmao: Even though we don't always agree, I really do enjoy your conversations and you may not believe me but I do respect your opinion, even if you are wrong.

Don't know if you know but...
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Posted By Homeyba

I don't have one. ;) Can I borrow yours? I...

I don't have one. ;) Can I borrow yours? I wouldn't mind taking one out and giving it a run down the mountain.



If you win with something nobody will be laughing at you. They'll be using...
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Posted By Homeyba

That's just ridiculous because nobody uses 19mm...

That's just ridiculous because nobody uses 19mm tires at 200psi unless they are on a track. We're not talking about riding on rocks. :) People generally run between 70-120psi depending on what...
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Posted By Homeyba

Can't agree with that more. :beer: ...

Can't agree with that more. :beer:





I respect your opinion on that but it is still contrary to what I've experienced through my years of racing but that just might be our different...
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Posted By Homeyba

I'd argue that a low profile tire would actually...

I'd argue that a low profile tire would actually handle better. A high profile (by high profile I'm assuming a tall sidewall), low air pressure tire is much more likely to have tire roll (unless it...
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Posted By Homeyba

I assumed the 110 was total, and includes the...

I assumed the 110 was total, and includes the 80.[/QUOTE]
I'm sure you're right.



:thumb::thumb: Exactly
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Posted By Homeyba

I think I would (strongly) disagree with this. ...

I think I would (strongly) disagree with this. First off, narrow high pressure tires does not equal poor high speed handling. I race on high pressure tires and can honestly say that I have never...
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Posted By Homeyba

It's called thread drift. Stay with us here!!! ...

It's called thread drift. Stay with us here!!! :) :) This is important stuff!
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Posted By Homeyba

I don't know about amazing. More likely a result...

I don't know about amazing. More likely a result of hanging out with the wrong crowd. When I first started riding there were two RAAM veterans and a number of other long distance racers in my...
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Posted By Homeyba

I would assert that term "classic randonneur" as...

I would assert that term "classic randonneur" as used to define a bike is a manufacture of the Pacific NW, more specifically from BQ. When I started doing brevets back in the early 90's there was no...
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Posted By Homeyba

Yeah, I think the actual french definition is "to...

Yeah, I think the actual french definition is "to walk, ride, drive, to go trekking." It's definitely not a cycling specific term. I'm not a big fan of "Heineology." :) He's a great rider and...
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It's semantics I suppose. As far as I'm...

It's semantics I suppose. As far as I'm concerned, there is no such thing as a "traditional rando bike." Show up at an international randonee and it's pretty evident. I've always considered a...
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Posted By Homeyba

I would disagree with that. Rando bikes are not...

I would disagree with that. Rando bikes are not a tough bill, people make them a tough bill. You can build any bike into a rando bike and you don't need all the bells a whistles on it. Fenders,...
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Posted By Homeyba

90% of long distance cycling is between your...

90% of long distance cycling is between your ears. If you convince yourself it's too difficult before you even start you won't finish. Look at the "1st Century Completed after 3 weeks of cycling!"...
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Posted By Homeyba

Congrates! I did my first century in about the...

Congrates! I did my first century in about the same time. I didn't go as fast as you but the century I did had 10,000ft of climbing. I think that things like this show that the distance really...
03-22-14, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

If you have your eyes on the Felt Z5, go buy it. ...

If you have your eyes on the Felt Z5, go buy it. It'll be just fine.
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Posted By Homeyba

Been there on a 1200k in Europe where I couldn't...

Been there on a 1200k in Europe where I couldn't even read the street signs (if there were any) and it really wasn't an issue. My GPS is between my ears and it works just fine at 2am. Some people...
03-17-14, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

Don't sweat it, like I said, I'm not an Engineer...

Don't sweat it, like I said, I'm not an Engineer but I have had a number of them working for me over the years and I have enough materials background/education to be dangerous. I can see where it...
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Posted By Homeyba

Nope, just talking about brevets. I can only...

Nope, just talking about brevets. I can only think of one or two in the last twenty years who've DNF'd because they went the wrong way. Most people figure out pretty quick if they went the wrong...
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Posted By Homeyba

That's not a brevet. On brevets they hand you a...

That's not a brevet. On brevets they hand you a route sheet with directions and mileage and you go. It's really not that difficult. Some people like a security blanket and some people just like...
03-16-14, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

Thnk you, I don't have the energy to go through...

Thnk you, I don't have the energy to go through this whole debate again...
03-16-14, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

This is from a Q/A with Lennard Zinn on carbon...

This is from a Q/A with Lennard Zinn on carbon forks specifically. "For carbon forks in general, there should not be any limited life span, as carbon composites themselves are not subject to...
03-15-14, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

I don't think I'd be happy with only 10,000 miles...

I don't think I'd be happy with only 10,000 miles on a frame, I ride that many miles in one year. Like Zonatandem, I have bikes with more than 5 times that mileage on them.
03-15-14, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

"Carbon fiber also has a better fatigue life than...

"Carbon fiber also has a better fatigue life than steel, titanium, or aluminum" Craig Calfee materials engineer and owner of Calfee design.
Since most CF frames are painted, the UV/sunlight issue...
03-15-14, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Homeyba

I've broken steel frames, aluminum frames and...

I've broken steel frames, aluminum frames and titanium frames but never a carbon frame. That doesn't mean carbon will not break because it can too. The difference is that carbon failures are almost...
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Posted By Homeyba

Can I be the old curmudgeon and say leave the...

Can I be the old curmudgeon and say leave the computer at home. You don't need it. I've been doing brevets for 20 years and never used one and I can count on one hand the number of times I've...
03-11-14, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

That is sand. My skin was nice and soft after...

That is sand. My skin was nice and soft after getting exfoliated out there. :) I don't have a good snow picture. I do have a heavy rain on the tandem pick (ohio)...
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Posted By Homeyba

I think you are correct, thanks for correcting...

I think you are correct, thanks for correcting me. :thumb:
03-10-14, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

Yep, that is the mental end of it. In all my...

Yep, that is the mental end of it. In all my years of doing long distance events the muscle between the ears has caused more DNF's than anything else that I know of. Wind can be especially...
03-10-14, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

You do because the more you ride the better your...

You do because the more you ride the better your conditioning and the more comfortable you will be. No argument from me there. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to diminish the value of training. I...
03-10-14, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Homeyba

By reasonable I mean you're not crippled or some...

By reasonable I mean you're not crippled or some such thing. :thumb: People think that riding long distances is some kind of superhuman thing and it isn't. It's all about moderating your effort...
03-10-14, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Homeyba

If your rear hurts, your fit isn't right or you...

If your rear hurts, your fit isn't right or you need a different seat. If your legs are sore you slow down a bit and keep going. You can pedal through that. It's all in your head. ;)
The...
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Posted By Homeyba

I stopped at a casino to play blackjack once. ...

I stopped at a casino to play blackjack once. Taped a dollar chip to my brevet card as proof I was at the control. Ken Bonner once did a Marathon in the middle of a 1200k. If you are fast enough...
03-09-14, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

Ohh, it's all between your ears. ;) Long...

Ohh, it's all between your ears. ;) Long distance riding is 90% mental. If you don't look at it as far it isn't so far.
03-09-14, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

That is just the common terminology used in the...

That is just the common terminology used in the randonneuring community. They use those terms in Europe so it just got copied here. The rides are called 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k and 1200k. I've been...
03-09-14, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

200k as in 200 kilometers or 124 miles+/- for the...

200k as in 200 kilometers or 124 miles+/- for the metrically challenged. Not that far.
03-09-14, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

Do be careful with too many calories. That's...

Do be careful with too many calories. That's just as bad as not enough, maybe worse than not enough. In fact I've DNF'd because of too many calories and never from not enough. If you are puking,...
03-09-14, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Homeyba

I love those online calculators...apparently I...

I love those online calculators...apparently I should be running 177lbs in my rear tires (155 when I run 25's). My tandem is even better 261 psi! A more modest 225 when I'm running 25's. All these...
03-07-14, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Homeyba

To me it's kind of odd that your legs are your...

To me it's kind of odd that your legs are your limiting factor. Especially considering your background. The positive thing for you is your diligence. It pays off. Keep after it. :)
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Posted By Homeyba

I figured you did, and it really isn't a bad idea...

I figured you did, and it really isn't a bad idea I suppose.

I don't call it good at coasting, I call it having well developed descending muscles. :)
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Posted By Homeyba

If the slower rider was running his lights during...

If the slower rider was running his lights during the whole ride, possibly. If not, I doubt it. BTW, I don't usually ride brevets that fast. I usually ride with the slower riders in the back. ...
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Posted By Homeyba

Actually I think I did. I don't see a problem...

Actually I think I did. I don't see a problem with the actual calculations. What I was disagreeing with (and this is a minor point really) is that he's saying that you're running the light 24hrs a...
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Posted By Homeyba

That is interesting as I always thought Knoxville...

That is interesting as I always thought Knoxville was pretty easy. The last time I did it I didn't even use lights. It just goes to show that the experience we have on a particular double has a lot...
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Posted By Homeyba

;) Still, the true amount of time that you are...

;) Still, the true amount of time that you are slowed is probably quite a bit less than that 18 minutes for a 200k. For the vast majority of randoneurs it's really a non-issue. I suppose if I was...
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Posted By Homeyba

Rim dynamo's are generally not the best option...

Rim dynamo's are generally not the best option for long distance riding because of issues with reliability during inclement weather (ie rain). They tend to slip. Small imperfections in the rim's...
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Posted By Homeyba

It'd probably leave a heck of a brown streak!

It'd probably leave a heck of a brown streak!
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Posted By Homeyba

I seriously doubt that it is that much. I rode...

I seriously doubt that it is that much. I rode my fastest 600k (just under 23hrs) using a generator hub. I don't think I could have gone anywhere near hour faster without it. You have to also take...
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Posted By Homeyba

I'm not an engineer but I played one in a...

I'm not an engineer but I played one in a movie... :)

We could go off into the "this material is better than the other" argument again but I think that has been already covered ad nausium. The...
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Posted By Homeyba

I out coast the recumbents too. :p Ten...

I out coast the recumbents too. :p

Ten years ago it was a no-brainer. Generator hubs were the only way to go. With the newer LED technology it's not so clear cut. The lights are now so much...
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