2016 rode my Madone on tubeless 25c tires. People looked at me like I was nuts. Keep your wits about you, pick your lines in advance, try not to tense up let the bike find its way. Glad I did it but will not feel the need this year (doesn’t mean I won’t). The pounding was what got me.
Meh…I’d like to see 6 days of 75 to 80 miles with short (50) last day. The goal now is obviously to reel in more of the social crowd. That’s great if that’s what you come for. I planned on missing this one anyway for a trip to Germany. Everyone have fun, ride right and I’ll see you in 2018.
Didn’t make it to a single concert this year. Went to three last year. I get up about 5:30 and 5-6 hours of sleep makes the next day really hard. Didn’t think any this year were worth the pain the next day. OTOH, 7-8 PM start for concerts would be OK by me.
Go to your LBS. Explain your situation. They can almost always help with a box or go to a REALLY good shop. I have rented hard cases before, I bought my own after two trips. I REALLY recommend a hard case. Since this is your first time give yourself several hours to pack it up (not as easy as you might think the first time). Do yourself a favor…[Read more]
I’ve used the RoadID app for a few years now. Never from the perspective of sharing with others during the ride. Doesn’t eat up too much battery but to connect to the system it has to be able to upload and that would be a problem…plan on no cell data. to keep track of folks texts may be the best option. It doesn’t need too much bandwidth so…[Read more]
Drinking just water will not help and will actually hurt as you dilute your system. Electrolytes. I use the Hammer Fizz tablets after years of using the capsules. Know yourself. I’ve been riding in the STL afternoons (90-95). Sunday I had to pull over and grab some shade at 40 mile mark. Don’t overlook sunscreen. It can help (maybe only in my…[Read more]
Pearl Izumi sun skins. Hammer Endurolites. Halo for the head in the past. I have a synthe helmet and it has a single band across the front. Has worked well this year. Lip sunscreen when I feel like it.