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10-19-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By jppe

After doing some research I put one of the...

After doing some research I put one of the Specialized Zertz carbon posts on my titanium gravel bike when I was building it. I think I got it off eBay. Just make sure you get one long enough to...
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,976
Posted By jppe

What was meant as a light hearted post has been...

What was meant as a light hearted post has been taken WAY, Way too seriously by a few. To try and reduce disagreements Iíve edited it to NOT reflect age. I also edited it to attempt to remove any...
10-02-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,976
Posted By jppe

A Hard Lesson For 50+ Cyclists!

As a 50+ rider was crossing the finish arch at todayís Cycle NC, he decided to pop a wheelie in front of the folks sitting off to the side enjoying a cool one. Unfortunately he must have forgotten to...
10-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 4-Eventful Day?!?!?

Cycle NC DAY 4. 80 miles from Siler City to Clayton.

What an eventful day. An incredible breakfast at Rest Stop 1 prepared by the Methodist church. Scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes.

Rick,...
09-30-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 2

Cycle NC Day 2, Hickory to Spencer....about 70 miles and not very hilly. Lots of familiar roads weíve ridden a lot over time as well. We went close to my house so an area I know extremely well. Beat...
09-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 1

Day 1 Cycle NC done. 61 miles from Blowing Rock to Hickory. Descending Hwy 321 from Blowing Rock was a blast. No touching the brakes for 13 miles.

Perfect day to ride. It was great to ride through...
09-28-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By jppe

He did. Climbing Beech Mtn nearby is what gave...

He did. Climbing Beech Mtn nearby is what gave him the momentum to rejuvenate his professional career.
09-28-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By jppe

Anyone Else Riding Cycle NC?

My tent tent is up! This year the route starts in the beautiful tourist mountain town of Blowing Rock just south of Boone. We ride about 500 miles over 7 days and finish at Atlantic Beach. The annual...
09-27-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By jppe

Nice Ride Near Boone, NC

Cycle NC starts this weekend and Iím signed up for it. Itís my 4th and last week long supported bike tour for 2019. This the ride year it starts in Blowing Rock and finishes in Atlantic Beach. The...
09-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By jppe

Back in N.C. after driving back across the US...

Back in N.C. after driving back across the US from Oregon......Cycle Oregon is now in the rear view mirror.

61 miles yesterday at a harder than normal pace. 50 mile slower ride this morning.
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09-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By jppe

Have you ever considered riding supported tours?...

Have you ever considered riding supported tours? Itís a terrific way to get some miles in a hurry, and they are a blast. I rode Cycle Oregon last week and have Cycle NC week after next. Those help...
09-15-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By jppe

A Few More Cycle Oregon Pics-Finished!!!

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09-10-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By jppe

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09-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By jppe

Cycle Oregon Pictures

A few pictures. Off the grid for a few days. Unseasonably wet and cold!!! Damn. 30 mile climb day 1. 25 mile climb day up McKenzie Pass day 2 and 20 mile climb today.

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09-07-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By jppe

For JimfromBoston!

Here you go! The starting point of a really great route!!
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09-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By jppe

Crater Lake Rim Ride

I was able to do a preview of part of one our Cycle Oregon routes yesterday. I rode Rim Rd around Crater Lake. It was 34 miles with 3500í of hills. We will also do the loop next week including the 13...
08-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By jppe

Iím only 66 but a cycling friend is 81. Last year...

Iím only 66 but a cycling friend is 81. Last year he rode about 15,000 miles including a 211 miler one day. His 100 milers have about 4000í of hills and take about 6 hours.
08-26-19, 02:12 PM
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Posted By jppe

What a day!!! I walked 18 holes of golf this...

What a day!!! I walked 18 holes of golf this morning. 3 birdies and 3 bogeys for an even par round of 72. Then rode 34 miles on a loop around the house. It was a rare day where I was either feeling...
08-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 144,284
Posted By jppe

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had...

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had a few extra minutes and removed the R8000 FD and installed the new stuff. I followed the installation instructions srep by step and it all works very...
08-23-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

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My crew at the beach earlier this month. Iím a...
08-21-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By jppe

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+...

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+ degree heat.....right after walking 18 holes of golf. Boy am I dehydrated.
08-21-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 144,284
Posted By jppe

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD...

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD Mount adapter headed my way. That way I can mount the braze on FD to my seat tube.

You could ride it with the existing FD but the chain rub on...
08-14-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By jppe

August 14

August 14, 2016-First day of epic 3400 mile cross country ride from Florence, OR to Boston, MA over 41 days (plus 2 days off the bike).
JimfromBoston provided an incredible guide across Boston to...
08-14-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

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08-08-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,538
Posted By jppe

Can you tell heís retired?

One of our local 60+ cycling legends set new mileage records for himself this month. Even enduring the Carolinas heat and humidity. He sure hasnít been bored with his retirement!!

Pretty strong...
08-08-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

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08-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By jppe

A nice day to climb Mitchell from Marion. 63...

A nice day to climb Mitchell from Marion. 63 miles with 7100í up and 7100í down!!! It was 59 degrees up top at 11 am.

I was too stubborn to use my easiest gear and now my knee is telling me that...
07-28-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By jppe

TdF Podium Ladies & Observations

Either the TdF podium gals are super tall or the riders are way shorter than average. The podium girls were standing beside the winners and also a step lower. The girls were taller than all the...
07-26-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By jppe

FANY The Finale

FANY 2019 Done!!

Woodstock to Poughkeepsie! We were on paved roads, gravel bike paths and paved bike trails today. We even had to dismount on one of the gravel roads to get across a large tree...
07-25-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 5-Woodstock!

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07-25-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By jppe

Update on Hit and Run!

Suspect arrested. I havenít gotten a more recent update on Robert Jordan but I saw a picture of him huddled with some of his riding buddies.

Robert is my sisterís brother in law.
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07-24-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 4!

A picture perfect day to ride 71 miles with 4800í of hills. It was 59 degrees at the start and mid 70ís at the finish. He went south from Cambridge to Averill Park. And we had a nice tailwind for a...
07-24-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By jppe

Beautiful area to spend some time riding around...

Beautiful area to spend some time riding around for sure. The old farms and views are magnificent!
07-23-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,174
Posted By jppe

Good for you Ray9 for the choices you made....

Good for you Ray9 for the choices you made. Obviously it has been a great choice for you and others who have done the same. Interestingly some of my siblings had other obligations they considered...
07-22-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By jppe

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My wife on the Star Trek tour
Editing is harder...
07-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Day 1

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Ausable Chasm...
07-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By jppe

I bet the Elk went back to his herd and...

I bet the Elk went back to his herd and embarrassing told the others about how his hooves got tangled, slipped and fell while trying to get away from an alien being transported by a strange looking...
07-20-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By jppe

FANY Ride Daily Report

Some of you enjoyed my daily updates on my cross country ride a few years ago. If youíre interested Iíll do a similar daily update with photos as we have internet connectivity.

Wouldnít you think...
07-07-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

Oh no!!!! Iíll be up there in a couple weeks...

Oh no!!!! Iíll be up there in a couple weeks doing the FANY ride starting in Plattsburgh. I was hoping for cooler temperatures and less humidity. Glad you survived.

I took these in Geneva a couple...
07-04-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,193
Posted By jppe

What Ride Did You Do For The 4th?

I rode the Ď76er. Still pretty warm and humid here in the Carolinas but high thin clouds made it feel better than the last week or so. Nice group. Most everyone ran out of fluids towards the end. The...
07-01-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By jppe

I seem to be getting my mojo back. I rode 5+...

I seem to be getting my mojo back. I rode 5+ hours in 90+ degree temperatures with high humidity which is typical for summers in the Carolinas. I rode much slower than normal but hey, it was really...
06-30-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

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Long views from today....
06-18-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,567
Posted By jppe

Robert is now at home but under the watchful eye...

Robert is now at home but under the watchful eye of his spouse and 3 children. They rotate providing assistance.

Everyone who followed Rowanís ongoing recovery from his brain injury knows...
06-15-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By jppe

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06-09-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,509
Posted By jppe

My wife is too! At least certified in NC.

My wife is too! At least certified in NC.
06-05-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By jppe

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My riding partner today!...
06-01-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By jppe

Are you you using bike shorts with padding?...

Are you you using bike shorts with padding? Shorts have changed over the last 30 years. A lot more saddle choices, too.
06-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By jppe

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I couldnít leave it there...
05-26-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By jppe

A little over 13 lbs, which is plenty more than...

A little over 13 lbs, which is plenty more than Iíd need for brief stays.
05-25-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By jppe

New Seat Post Rack

I just got an Arkel Randonneur seat post rack for some light packing on my road bike. I have another seat post rack but I wasnít happy about itís stability and attachment. The Arkel attaches to the...
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