"Me too Kelly, can't make it either on Saturday. I'm going to try to visit the Quad City, St Louis or other clubs to complete the series. I did the QC for my 200k last year, it was an out-and-back route. Too bad I…"
"Jim, this observation will fit in with the curmudgeonly character of my ride report...but it figures that the section of County M that you said made the ride worthwhile, was the section I missed due to getting lost... ;)"
"Lee, I got lost at exactly that spot in Milton too. I mentioned that in my ride report which I just finished at 2am, (I did that rather than actually get to sleep at a decent hour so I could function at work tomorrow).
I published mine…"
"I travel light for 200k (and most rides)
No wrenches (I'm prolly an idiot there but they are lost half the time),
2 spare tubes
a hybrid CO2/handpump
3 tire levers
Garmin GPS unit
Cash/debit card/ID/health ins card/car key
"Oh, he's been there before, a couple of times last year. he doesn't drive and has no problem sitting in the hotel room all day on his computer. Low maintenance :) I'm not sure what to do on the drive back Sunday, other…"
"1) Now that I'm authorized to telecommute every day instead of ride the 12.7 miles each way, I'm not getting in NEAR the riding I did last year. This telecommute policy is a hazard to my overall health!
2) Muscles and a$$ still a little…"
"Putting in my "me too" here... I'll be doing the 200k on 5/11, though I haven't sent Jim the registration yet.
Though I did the 200k, 300k and 400k last year, 64 miles was hard for me today. Not enough good…"
"I agree the streets are bad this spring but I only have 3 Chicago spring seasons to compare to. What bothers me is that People's Gas has been messing up the streets pretty badly in Rogers Park and other neighborhoods. I'm not talking…"
"I flew in this morning from the north on the LFP because of the tailwind, but not sure which way I'll take back yet. I can handle a bunch of wind (challenge) on the LFP, but I don't know if the water situation is hazardous yet on the…"
"I tend to get in one of these every year. though this year, it happened during the hot days of summer for almost a month. Coming out of any of these slumps, I always kick myself, "why didn't I get back on the bike…"
"The Delavan Super 8's breakfast, which starts at 5am, is adequate IMHO. I like to fill up before going to bed with a pasta dish late in the evening @ Perkins, then in the morning at the hotel have a bagel, yogurt, juice, hot tea (for…"
"Hi all, I'm planning to do the 400k with some of you on 6/2. On 5/19 I was in Arcadia, WI doing a different ride, and the hotter than expected temps and the strong wind from the south were killing everyone on the course. I can only…"
"Hi all, I ride a '09 Specialized Roubaix Pro with a Zipp 101 wheels, 23mm tires, a single bottle cage (probably will add another for hotter months), and no adjustments specific to randonneuring made so far. My spring $plurge this year was on…"