Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-13 Thread Jonathan D.
Thanks for the write up. Sounds like s lot of fun and I’ll have to try a Brevet someday. I especially enjoyed the write up for the Sam, which I think is often the underrated Riv bike. My riding experience of the Sam is similar and despite the weight I don’t feel much slower. The weight of the

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Toshi Takeuchi
I'm planning on San Francisco 300k and then Santa Cruz 400k, 600k. As far as the time goes, yeah, the other rides I did I sat around and enjoyed a bunch of food, but even then, I think my average speed on my ride was faster this time even with much less time for breaks. Hope to catch you on some

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Ian A
QED On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:43:50 PM UTC-7, Bill Lindsay wrote: > > Watching the Winter Olympics, the Norwegian speedskaters switched to blue > suits (from red), claiming they are the fastest color. Duh, the Dutch > dominate speedskating. Why? ORANGE! > > Science! > > Bill Lindsay

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Bill Lindsay
Watching the Winter Olympics, the Norwegian speedskaters switched to blue suits (from red), claiming they are the fastest color. Duh, the Dutch dominate speedskating. Why? ORANGE! Science! Bill Lindsay El Cerrito, CA On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:13:35 PM UTC-8, Tony DeFilippo wrote:

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Tony DeFilippo
Stirring ride report Bill! Congrats. Sounds like all those miles this summer resulted in a well tuned rider and ride. The orange paint has to subtract at least 5lbs from the bike right?!? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group.

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Bill Lindsay
A couple hours off your best time! That's pretty major. I was happy to shave a few minutes. It will be a little challenging for me to find a 300. Both the Davis and the SFR ones are on High School Race Days, which I can't miss. The SLO one is really soon (2/18). That might leave me with

Re: [RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread Toshi Takeuchi
It was a great day on the bike. I also felt strong, and it was the first time in my life that it felt like I had a tailwind all day. (It's usually the opposite!). I decided to ride my Roadeo because I didn't need lights for this ride and could enjoy riding unencumbered. For the 200k, I usually

[RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-12 Thread RichS
Bill, Your ride and report - well done! While I’ve never done a 200k brevet I can relate to how you felt while riding your Sam. Mine makes me feel the same way. That synchronicity between bike and rider is truly special. Something I realize mainly from the SH. Best regards, Richard -- You

[RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-11 Thread Deacon Patrick
Wonderful and well done, Bill! I always love seeing your bikes. With abandon, Patrick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to

[RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-11 Thread stoker
Great ride report and good-lookin’ bike! Can’t imagine only needing the minimal kit you mentioned! I too have converted some of my bikes to 1x - works fantastic for 80% of the rides I do. - Bob in Minneapolis (who rode 32 miles in 5-13 degree weather yesterday while wearing maximum kit). --

[RBW] Un-un-unracing update: My first 622mm 200k, and a Sam Hillborne ride report 9-years later

2018-02-11 Thread Bill Lindsay
As I've said before, I'm pretty much an unracer. Last weekend I did my first ever mountain bike race, so I called that un-unracing. Yesterday I did my 22nd brevet with San Francisco Randonneurs, and since randonneuring is not racing, unracing, or un-unracing, I'm calling it un-un-unracing.