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Old 09-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #25231
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Well, I found these, probably exactly what you want and damn inexpensive as well.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...68_-1___400048

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #25232
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Hope your weekend rides went well too


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It did. Too tired to type out a description...stand by for the dreaded Strava embed:



The scenery made the stay in the pain cave tolerable:





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Old 09-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #25233
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Well, I found these, probably exactly what you want and damn inexpensive as well.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...68_-1___400048

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Bobby...thanks for the link. Those look like they may work perfectly. PM also incoming.

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:54 PM   #25234
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1200k Last Chance brevet done

The 1200k that I attempted officially ends in about 10 minutes.

Things that went wrong:
1. We had cold, driving rain the entire first day which was a tab over 250 miles. I don't recall my time but I'll post it later.
2. I'm guessing that less than half of the 33 that started the event, finished it. I'll provide that later.
3. My ring finger is numb
4. Both feet are numb around the toes
5. I fell asleep riding more than once. That's scary - that led to three different dirt naps - once by a grain silo, one by a flagpole and one in a ditch in tall grass.
6. My dyno lights failed - luckily, I carry battery backups. They sucked.
7. Over three days, I got 7 hours of sleep.

Things that went right:
1. I finished at roughly 86:20 which was several hours before the 90-hr time limit..

I don't have the exactly time and will provide it later when I do a proper ride report. Right now, I'm going to bed.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #25235
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #25236
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OMG, that's kick ass Gerry. Unbelievable, and you started LD riding around 2 years ago, right? PBP is next summer, right?
Edit: whoops, it's every 4 years. You'll have to wait until 2015.

My wife (rider of many double centuries) sends her congrats too.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:40 PM   #25237
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Bobby...thanks for the link. Those look like they may work perfectly. PM also incoming.

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I have both those and the shimano that look just like em, The performance pedals are ok pedals, they work fine. They aren't as smooth as the Shimano pedals. (the SPD or the bearings.)
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:07 AM   #25238
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OMG, that's kick ass Gerry. Unbelievable, and you started LD riding around 2 years ago, right? PBP is next summer, right?
Edit: whoops, it's every 4 years. You'll have to wait until 2015.

My wife (rider of many double centuries) sends her congrats too.
Well, I got back on the bike training for Ragbrai in Jan/11. I attempted my first brevet last Sept/11 and did the full series this year. I think I had a century, 2 x 200-km brevets, a 300, 400, a 600, two failed 600 attempts and now the 1200.

It's been a good year and I appreciate the kind words.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:17 AM   #25239
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The 1200k that I attempted officially ends in about 10 minutes.

Things that went wrong:
1. We had cold, driving rain the entire first day which was a tab over 250 miles. I don't recall my time but I'll post it later.
2. I'm guessing that less than half of the 33 that started the event, finished it. I'll provide that later.
3. My ring finger is numb
4. Both feet are numb around the toes
5. I fell asleep riding more than once. That's scary - that led to three different dirt naps - once by a grain silo, one by a flagpole and one in a ditch in tall grass.
6. My dyno lights failed - luckily, I carry battery backups. They sucked.
7. Over three days, I got 7 hours of sleep.

Things that went right:
1. I finished at roughly 86:20 which was several hours before the 90-hr time limit..

I don't have the exactly time and will provide it later when I do a proper ride report. Right now, I'm going to bed.
Holy crap! That's awesome, dude.

Is the pinky numb, next to that ring finger?
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #25240
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1200km? Hat's off! I haven't done more than 10% of that all year.

Think the gels with caffeine in em woulda helped?



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Old 09-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #25241
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Woo hooo! Just got back from my first road ride in about eight months (the weather is finally cooling off here), and I won my first unofficial race of the season. The dudes I beat may not have known that I was racing them, but it still counts, right?
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #25242
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I doubt you'll break them, unless you look like this guy.

I have heard that steroid use shrinks the "package". This picture suggests that is true. It must also affect judgement, why else would you wear something with a circle around a shrunken package.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #25243
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Well, I got back on the bike training for Ragbrai in Jan/11. I attempted my first brevet last Sept/11 and did the full series this year. I think I had a century, 2 x 200-km brevets, a 300, 400, a 600, two failed 600 attempts and now the 1200.

It's been a good year and I appreciate the kind words.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #25244
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Holy crap! That's awesome, dude.

Is the pinky numb, next to that ring finger?
No issues with the pinky and the ring finger is already better. The French have a saying: "If it'll heal in two weeks, keep riding."

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1200km? Hat's off! I haven't done more than 10% of that all year.

Think the gels with caffeine in em woulda helped?



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I dunno. I tried one of those and it sat on my stomach like a brick. I tried a caffeine pill and it didn't seem to help. Those short 30-min naps helped a lot though....if I go to sleep on my back, my sleep apnea will wake me up whenI snort a bit. I think I'll consult the rando list for more advice though. Someone mentioned that mint gum will help keep you awake. I have no idea though.


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You're a crazy person. In the best possible way.
Thank you - It helps to be crazy! I met some of the finest distance riders you've never heard of - the Olsen twins are older guys who have probably done 30 of these 1200-events. Bill finished this one in 80 hours which is a bit longer than normal. There was one guy who has done Paris four times. There were two wimmin on the ride who finished on Saturday morning - fit & damn fast.

Clearly, I have a lot to learn but I also exceeded my goals this year so I'm pretty happy.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #25245
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No issues with the pinky and the ring finger is already better.
That's strange. Must be the way you hold the grip.

If the pinky was involved, then, it would be ulnar nerve related.
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