I'm late to the party here but glad I found this thread!
Avid cyclist here, no where near kbasa, Rapid, Gummee, etc. but love me some riding. Road, dirt, cyclocross, tandem, love to do it all.
Just got back from BRAG (bike ride across Georgia) where I clocked 480 miles for the week in south Georgia. Nice and flat which allowed my crew to clock a 5:40 century. Great times.
I'm also a hasher like Gummee and we have a mountain bike hash here in the Atlanta area (hash=drinking club with a running/riding problem), wheelhopper.com
Tons of great information in this thread, thanks for posting and hope I can contribute!
4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul - Stolen quote from somebody wiser than me