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Stop Using Sealant Injectors

There are lots of tubeless “horror” stories available around how it doesn’t work, and I’ve had plenty of these myself. After spending some time over the last year analyzing why tubeless failed for me, when it did across many sealant brands, I found what I think is a massive part of the problem.…

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Great Cycle Challenge 2021

I am participating in a cycling themed team fund raising activity, where the goal is to raise $12,023 by riding a collective 2023 miles in September to fight children’s cancer. If you can spare a few $, would be great if you could throw some at the cause. Thanks This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest…

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To ERG, or not To ERG, that is the question

TIL – there is a diversity of opinion around whether using ERG mode when doing a structured workout is a good thing. Maybe because I’m biased, I wasn’t able to find much actual argument against it (best I found was this), and a whole lot for, in a nuanced way, (another Slowtwitcher), albeit mostly from companies who have made a business selling structure for the smart trainer. Personally, I have a really…

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Check HR Sensor Battery Level

I find it really annoying that my Garmin doesn’t warn me when the battery for my heart rate (HR) sensor is getting low; it does for every other battery powered device I have connected. This is my workaround for that, fortunately the battery usually lasts a long time, so I don’t have to do it very often.  …

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Ride Across Wisconsin 2021 – one day / 228 miles / 22 mph average

The 2021 Ride Across Wisconsin (RAW) is the most epic thing I’ve ever done. This video attempts to break down the ride as it happened for me, discuss what I learned from doing something at this scale, and the observations afterwards. Dave Blodgett’s Donation Page Welcome: 00:22 Getting Dropped: 6:38 Recovery: 8:56 “Winning” RAW: 10:55 What I learned: 12:28 Observations: 15:43  …

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Lynskey Performance Titanium Bicycles Is A Strange Company

Eleven months ago I bought a Lynskey GR300 frameset, or maybe I didn’t. I definitely received a receipt from them indicating that I paid, and two-three months later (sorry, it was a long time ago, hard to remember exactly), they shipped it to me. All good, right? Just another normal transaction with a company. The problem is that, yesterday, eleven months after the fact, their new accountant discovered that there was a…

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