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MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Flapjack, in the british sense of oats bound together with butter and sugar

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HAIL eSATA-n
Apr 7, 2007



i have much to learn

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



yeah i definitely need to figure out better nutrition on longer rides, i really started running out of juice around 32-35 miles of my recent 51 mi ride

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


BraveUlysses posted:

yeah i definitely need to figure out better nutrition on longer rides, i really started running out of juice around 32-35 miles of my recent 51 mi ride

Eat regularly even if you're not hungry. I recently did a (n imperial) century perfectly happily without stopping following "drink every 15 minutes, except every 45 minutes have a gel", for example. Definitely wasn't feeling thirsty after 15 minutes or hungry after 45, but if you wait until you feel it it's too late.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




MrL_JaKiri posted:

Flapjack, in the british sense of oats bound together with butter and sugar

You can add protein shake powder and it masks the taste if you want to make it a superfood.

Modal Auxiliary
Jan 14, 2005



bicievino posted:

rice cakes

Onigiri is also certifiably the poo poo as long as you eat it early or make one that keeps well (I'm partial to red bean paste).

French Canadian
Feb 23, 2004

Fluffy cat sensory experience


Feedzone Portables! I think they have some things that keep well over a day or so...or you could modify the recipes so yer not eatin' old meat.

Also...re: cycling caps.

I got my favorite cycling cap when I waltzed into a small Japan bike shop and bought their branded cap. It ruled.

So basically...see if there is some cool local shops doing their own caps!

PolishPandaBear
Apr 10, 2009


That's true too.

Love this from my LBS:

https://shop.redbeardbikes.com/products/redbeard-doughnut-cap

And these socks:

https://shop.redbeardbikes.com/products/redbeard-aireator-sock

UncategorizedRacer
Nov 5, 2020


MrL_JaKiri posted:

Eat regularly even if you're not hungry. I recently did a (n imperial) century perfectly happily without stopping following "drink every 15 minutes, except every 45 minutes have a gel", for example. Definitely wasn't feeling thirsty after 15 minutes or hungry after 45, but if you wait until you feel it it's too late.

An imperial century is just called a century and a metric century is actually called a bike ride.

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

UncategorizedRacer posted:

An imperial century is just called a century and a metric century is actually called a bike ride.

I'm gonna go ride 100 meters and post it to Strava as a century ride just to piss some people off.

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

Having to ride 160km to do a century is punishment for living in a country that still uses a system of measurement that's mostly based on how long it takes draft animals to do things.

mikemelbrooks
Jun 11, 2012

One tough badass


EvilJoven posted:

Having to ride 160km to do a century is punishment for living in a country that still uses a system of measurement that's mostly based on how long it takes draft animals to do things.

The metric system was invented by cheese eating surrender monkeys who wanted extra kudos on Strava, I will now ride a 100 furlongs and claim a century!

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003



I was going to ride my bicycle on Saturday but it's going to be 37 F so I guess I'll ride my bicycle on Sunday, when it's 61 F.

UncategorizedRacer
Nov 5, 2020


mikemelbrooks posted:

The metric system was invented by cheese eating surrender monkeys who wanted extra kudos on Strava, I will now ride a 100 furlongs and claim a century!

I will probably kudo 100 miles. I will definitely kudo 99.9 miles.

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

I have two invites to ride tomorrow but for some reason both groups are starting in the morning when it's gonna be 1c out instead of sleeping in and riding in double digit temps in the afternoon.

At least one other person I pointed this out to in our group chat agreed that it's kinda dumb to waste the warmest part of the day so looks like at least two of us are going to sleep in and hit the road in the afternoon.

Gonna be nice. We went from several weeks of early spring with temps in the mid teens to a weird rear end weather system moving in and plopping down 20cm of heavy wet snow. It's mostly all gone but man what a week.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


I'm still broken so I won't be riding anything for at least another week.

In other news the Evergiven has been impounded so those sweet sweet shimano components I need to repair my bike also remain out of reach.

cebrail
May 9, 2014



Are there really that many bike parts on that one ship or is the industry just glad thereís an excuse now

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


UncategorizedRacer posted:

An imperial century is just called a century and a metric century is actually called a bike ride.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


UncategorizedRacer posted:

An imperial century is just called a century and a metric century is actually called a bike ride.

Pretty much

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


cebrail posted:

Are there really that many bike parts on that one ship or is the industry just glad thereís an excuse now

Both. The majority of the stuff was actually held up in just the traffic jam but theres definitely some containers on the Evergiven for the Shimano distributors in the UK. The current estimate is 2-6 weeks unless I want to pay nearly double for one of these shifters.

Havana Affair
Apr 6, 2009


The surprising thing for me has been that 7 speed threaded freewheels seem to have completely ran out. Not just Shimano but even some no name Chinese ones. In the nordics Shimano's estimate for more stock was something ridiculous like 70 months. They are still common on the very cheapest bikes but I didn't think the demand was so high.

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

Most of the bikes sold globally are either 7s freewheel or 8s cassette. Think about all the department store bikes, cruisers, cheap hybrids etc. Fancy road and mountain bikes are the exception not the norm.

HAIL eSATA-n
Apr 7, 2007



7 gears is plenty and i double shift my 11 speed bikes most of the time

Havana Affair
Apr 6, 2009


EvilJoven posted:

Most of the bikes sold globally are either 7s freewheel or 8s cassette. Think about all the department store bikes, cruisers, cheap hybrids etc. Fancy road and mountain bikes are the exception not the norm.

We fix tons of bikes with 8 speed cassettes but those are still in stock from sram, sunrace etc. just not Shimano. The 7 speed freewheel is less common than that here so it being one of the first things to be completely sold out for us was surprising.

Head Bee Guy
Jun 12, 2011

Retarded for Busting

Grimey Drawer

last night i rode my bike harder than i ever have before. p drat fun flying down an avenue, seeing the light change up ahead, and having no choice but to mash the pedals as hard as possible.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




That wouldnít be like the flour and toilet roll thing would it ďoh god what if civilisation collapses and I canít fix my bike!Ē So all the weird and old stuff flys off the shelf first?

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

117km of pavement and gravel behind me and now I'm going to eat everything.

Today was a good day for bikes.

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numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



Did a bike ride and a motorbike ride today. Feeling crispy.

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