|For all of you Brevet riders, check this out...........||chopper|
Apr 17, 2003 1:35 PM
This guy has to be insane. I wonder what gear ratio he's using? Not that it would matter for sanity but just curious. I'd love to chat with him sometime.
More pictures here if you scroll down.
|re: For all of you Brevet riders, check this out...........||Trent in WA|
Apr 17, 2003 10:50 PM
|Kent's a fellow SIR member. He is insane, in a variety of very good ways: his family is car-free and has been since 1986, which is the last time he bought a tank of gas. He rides MB1 quantities of miles every year, maybe more, on a collection of bikes most folks on this board wouldn't take a second look at--except, perhaps, to gawk at the homemade coroplast fenders and bar bags he hangs on them. He just rode a perfectly respectable 15:44 on a f'in' brutal, hilly, windy, rainy, and cold 300K while hacking up a lung. Besides being a real animal as a randonneur, he's a terrifically funny and humane guy and a wonderful writer who narrates the sort of ride reports that you find yourself quoting in conversations and mulling in your free time. My favorite Kent quote: "There are some flowers you can only smell at 25 miles an hour."
Oh, and I think his gearing on Fast Eddy (the coroplasted, touring-adapted, fixed-gear-converted Merckx in the photo) is something like 48 x 16.
|re: For all of you Brevet riders, check this out...........||Heron Todd|
Apr 18, 2003 10:57 AM
|Kent rides a fixed gear for many brevets. Robert Gray also did the Rocky Mountain 1200 on a fixed gear, then switched to a singlespeed freewheel, rode from Kamloops to Boston, and then did Boston-Montreal-Boston (another 1200K) on fixed gear. Not too shabby, eh?
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