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Old 12-29-2012, 10:00 PM   #26626
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You're going in the right direction. It all boils down mostly to watts/kg and aerodynamics. Good luck to you!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #26627
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You're going in the right direction. It all boils down mostly to watts/kg and aerodynamics. Good luck to you!
Thanks dude, I'll let you know how it goes.

Actually, have you ever heard of Strava? It's a website where you can follow other people's cycling.........

Ah I almost got it out without cracking up.....Fack I'm funny.

oooooo, nothing to see here...on your way.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #26628
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I use a 4-battery aux pack with a plug that matches the Garmin. Works like a charm and it doesn't drive a reboot when you plug it in.
Have a link? Or, is it like a lighting battery pack?

I was kind of drooling over this, if I ever went to a dynamo hub.

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Pls allow me to disagree with you. I'll bet you that anyone....ANYONE... who can ride a century in 7 - 8 hours can ride any of the rides I did. It's all in having a bike that's comfortable, having a bit of nutrition, knowing how to pace and being mentally-prepared.
I have the pace and nutrition worked out. I gotta' get to this place, and ride a USS, as they have a few I'm intersested in. And, I don't need much more reason to go to that area.

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Someone actually asked for my advice today....and I posted some comments today here.
I'll get to reading.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #26629
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Thanks dude, I'll let you know how it goes.

Actually, have you ever heard of Strava? It's a website where you can follow other people's cycling.........

Ah I almost got it out without cracking up.....Fack I'm funny.

oooooo, nothing to see here...on your way.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #26630
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thanks dude, i'll let you know how it goes.

Actually, have you ever heard of strava? It's a website where you can brag about how big your dick is........

ah i almost got it out without cracking up.....fack i'm funny.

Oooooo, nothing to see here...on your way.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #26631
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Thanks dude, I'll let you know how it goes.

Actually, have you ever heard of Strava? It's a website where you can follow other people's cycling.........


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I was scrolling while reading this....
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #26632
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Finally

Back on my bike after a very long time. I think the last time I rode was in July.
I only managed an hour and it wasn't pretty, but I never had to stop and puke and I caught the old woman walking up the little hill! Take that Strava!

In her defense I think her little dog and the shopping cart were holding her back.
I did get to ride in what is cold for me. My feet were cold for about half my shower after. But, that felt great! I really like that Roubaix. After five months of not riding the first pedal stroke felt entirely natural.

I'll be running in Phoenix as getting the bike there is a pain right now. And work looks to again be heated up to full boil. Weekend overtime.
Felt a like a good way to close out the year. Tomorrow I'll spend the day driving.

Happy New Year everyone.Here's to a new year and hopefully a shrinking me.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #26633
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Got out for 9.8 miles of single track with the fast boys today. They disappeared. It was 37F and breezy. But something was amiss you see, because for the first time they were behind me instead of leading off the front. The look on their faces at the intersections was priceless. It feels good to be the one who has to wait. The one who is ready for more when they have their tongues dragging the ground after 9+ miles. I have not ridden with these guys in a while and man did it feel good to drop them like a bad habit. The goal was to get down to 205lbs from 218lbs by year's end. Two weeks ago the scale said 201lbs. Mission accomplished. Ready for more.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #26634
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Keep up the good(i.e. Hard) work everybody! We just got 10+ inches of snow, so our New Years ride has morphed into a X country ski adventure. No shortage of laughs there! Anyway, carry on, and have an awesome New Years!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #26635
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Have a link? Or, is it like a lighting battery pack?

I was kind of drooling over this, if I ever went to a dynamo hub.



I have the pace and nutrition worked out. I gotta' get to this place, and ride a USS, as they have a few I'm intersested in. And, I don't need much more reason to go to that area.



I'll get to reading.
It's a simple battery pack. Nothing fancy - not this one but very similar: http://www.gomadic.com/garmin-edge-5...-extender.html

Bicycleman has a good reputation. Personally, I'm not a USS fan - not an aerodynamically efficient as a hi-racer. Your intended purpose will drive the selection as you might guess. BROL has tons of info and this thread has good info: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ry-a-lot-(long)

I have a dynohub but haven't considered a USB device yet. I am leery of too many wires all over the bike- too many failure points. I just removed my dynohub-driven rear light. The led versions are brighter and more efficient anyway.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #26636
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It's a simple battery pack. Nothing fancy - not this one but very similar: http://www.gomadic.com/garmin-edge-5...extender.html.
Oh yeah, I've seen kids with those hooked to various devices. Never though of using one for my Garmin.

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Bicycleman has a good reputation. Personally, I'm not a USS fan - not an aerodynamically efficient as a hi-racer. Your intended purpose will drive the selection as you might guess. BROL has tons of info and this thread has good info: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-a-lot-(long).
Well, you know my health issues, so that's why I was considering one.

I'll get to reading that thread. Thank you.

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I have a dynohub but haven't considered a USB device yet. I am leery of too many wires all over the bike- too many failure points. I just removed my dynohub-driven rear light. The led versions are brighter and more efficient anyway.
I was looking at the info at PW's site and was convinced I wanted a dyno headlight, as it's a PITA to carry spare rechargeable AAs, for the LED headlights I currently have.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #26637
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I was looking at the info at PW's site and was convinced I wanted a dyno headlight, as it's a PITA to carry spare rechargeable AAs, for the LED headlights I currently have.
Opps...may have left the wrong impression. Front dynohub- driven headlight: the best option for LD rides. I'm just not convinced that the USB charger and rear lights are necessary. I keep my iPhone off except at night when I need the alarm. Even then, it's on only for a few hours. It'll last for 4-5 days like that!

Peter know his stuff....check out Longleaf Bicycles if you want a custom-built front wheel w/ the dynohub option. http://www.longleafbicycles.com/. He's a little more...shall we say personable than Peter. . I'm a satisfied customer fwiw.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:07 AM   #26638
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Actually, have you ever heard of Strava? It's a website where you can follow other people's cycling.........
Never heard of it. Tell us more.







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Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 AM   #26639
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So my riding buddy is dead set on doing a century tomorrow.

...except its supposed to rain. While I have Gore Tex, riding 6-8hrs in the rain in the winter don't sound like what I'd call fun.

Wed is supposed to be cold, but clear. Trying to talk him into moving it back a day or possibly even splitting up the ride over 2 days. I can handle a few hours of misery, but 6-8? Pass.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:10 AM   #26640
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Peter know his stuff....check out Longleaf Bicycles if you want a custom-built front wheel w/ the dynohub option. http://www.longleafbicycles.com/. He's a little more...shall we say personable than Peter. . I'm a satisfied customer fwiw.
Yeah, Peter is definitely different. Saved the Longleaf link.

I've been over at BROL reading your threads, BTW. I didn't know Ultracycling existed, either. That's seems to be a cool organization; inspiring, to say the least.
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