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    I am a WarmShowers host, as both a single woman...

    I am a WarmShowers host, as both a single woman and now as part of a couple. I try to be especially welcoming to solo women travelers! I don't get a lot, but those that have stayed have had many...
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    I've been riding a Cambium on my randonneuring...

    I've been riding a Cambium on my randonneuring bike since January this year. I like it a lot. I have several other Brooks leather saddles, and had some difficulty with the break-in period with them...
  3. Thread: TrainerRoad?

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    I use TrainerRoad and highly recommend it. You...

    I use TrainerRoad and highly recommend it. You can "pay as you go" for only $10/month, which is a tremendous value. Subscribing gives you access to about 600 workouts and two dozen structured 8-10...
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    I'm a big fan of The Sufferfest (own all of them,...

    I'm a big fan of The Sufferfest (own all of them, completing the 9 day Tour of Sufferlandria this morning). But I'd also recommend CycleOps RealRides Climb Indoor Trainer DVD. Robbie Ventura...
  5. Thread: Randonneurs

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    RUSA #5872 here (renewed thru 2015). I've...

    RUSA #5872 here (renewed thru 2015). I've completed two super rando series (200, 300, 400 and 600 km) as well multiple shorter distances and a 24 hour fleche. Sadly DNFd at PBP last year at the...
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    Cycling at funerals (and weddings)

    A few years ago one of our long-time bicycling club members died, and his son - a former club president - asked that we a) wear our club jerseys to the funeral, and b) bicycle to the funeral. It...
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    Vaya Juanjo!

    The favorite in the mens track events is Juanjo Mendez, who lost both an arm and a leg twenty years ago. If you want to be inspired, watch http://vimeo.com/45185727.

    He will also be featured in...
  8. Merrell Evera MJ shoes - any one else find they HURT?

    I run in Merrell "Gloves" (minimalist running shoes) so I had high expectations for the new cycling heels from Merrell. Well, they are great for cycling. But when I get off the bike to walk, the...
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    Long time WarmShowers host ...

    I've been a host on WarmShowers for about 6 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Some of my more memorable guests include:

    -- A guest who told me about the National 24 Hour Challenge,...
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    After 100, it's mental game for me

    I rode about a dozen or so centuries every year for a couple of years until a few years ago. It also felt like a challenge and I was usually concerned about an upcoming century.

    Then I entered...
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    I'll second the recommendation of the B&M Ixon IQ...

    I'll second the recommendation of the B&M Ixon IQ Speed. You can buy it from Peter White Cycles. We use it with a dynamo hub wheel, also built by Peter White. This allows us to recharge not only...
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    My new 2012 Trek Belleville mite

    Earlier this year I bought a Soma Buena Vista frame, but I haven't had the time to decide on components to build it up. My DH recently "retired" and immediately took a new job in NC, and I'm carless...
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    Another thumbs-up for a Co-Motion

    My husband and I sold our Santana a few years ago after we acquired a used Co-Motion Primera Co-pilot with the S&S couplers. We love the Co-motion. We feel it fits us better, has better handling,...
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    Multiple tandems

    My DH and I own three tandems - a carbon Calfee for fast club rides, a steel Co-Motion for brevets and loaded touring, and a vintage Schwinn Twin for cruising into town for an ice cream cone. We...
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    Cambodia

    I cycle toured thru Cambodia a few years ago. I had signed up with a small tour group out of New Zealand. Unfortunately, they failed to get enough participants and they cancelled the trip. It was...
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    Try the Ohio or Louisville brevet series!

    Both Ohio and Kentucky have a full brevet series. I live in northwest Ohio and it takes 2.5-3.5 hours to get to the Ohio brevets and 6 hours to get to the start of the Kentucky series. Both have...
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    I'm also 5' tall (I may tower over you by 1/2...

    I'm also 5' tall (I may tower over you by 1/2 inch). I like an even shorter top tube than you at 485mm on my road bike. I bought one of Terry's Valkyrie cross bikes and have been happy with it. I'm...
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    Another satisfied WomansTour customer. I did my...

    Another satisfied WomansTour customer. I did my first tour with them. It was in Idaho, and we stayed the week at a condominium and did day trips in the Tetons. This was nice because I didn't have to...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations on your IronHorse tandem. I have an old (1990's) IronHorse single mountain bike still in my fleet. They were a solid manufacturer "back in the day." I wasn't aware that they made...
  20. Thread: Burley Travoy

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    Burley Travoy

    Bought my DH a Burley Travoy this week for his birthday. I read all the reviews I could and watched some videos. The reviews were great but I was still a little skeptical. So far, we are really...
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    Thanks for posting it

    I had followed his ride on the internet but didn't know there was a movie. Thanks.

    We're planning on scheduling some "ride and movie" nights to raise money for LiveStrong Davis (we're on Elden...
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    Same forecast for our 300k

    We have a 100% chance of precipitation for Kentucky 300k on Saturday, so I know how you feel. It is definitely hard to start in the rain. We did the Gray Whale 200k on New Years Day out in...
  23. Thread: Nice find!

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    Fantastic job

    Do post a final "before" and "after" photo. I know I am inspired by the transformation and very impressed you've done it yourself.

    The bike had a sprung Brooks saddle when you found it? Wow.
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    Who has insulated winter shoes? I have insulated...

    Who has insulated winter shoes? I have insulated winter road shoes.
    What shoes do you have? Gaerne Eskimo - they are SPD compatible
    How cold is it where you ride? Northwest Ohio - temperatures...
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    I love my bar mitts!

    I bought bar mitts last year (medium) for my husband as a Xmas present, and he really liked them. He uses them on both his cross commuter bike and as the captain of our tandems.

    So this year I...
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