What is Randonneuring (Audax)?

How do you explain to someone why they should ride a long distance on a bicycle, through the night, through the wind, through the sun, through the cold, through the rain, through whatever conditions fickle fate decides to throw at you? [Puddle]

SRAM’s “Electronic Cable Puller”

Another entry into the wireless shifter market with SRAM developing a similar system to the Xshifter and Archer D1X offerings. SRAM’s patent application is for an “Electronic Cable Puller” using similar technology but without an internal battery.

Another Sub-$600 Electric Drivetrain

Archer Components seems to be delivering on the Xshifter promises: “The D1x Trail Shifter transforms nearly any mechanical 1x drivetrain into a high performance electronic shifting machine. This is retrofit electronic shifting. The bike you rode today could be digitally tuned and shifting smooth tomorrow.”

Cold Weather Riding

Road Bike Rider has some useful tips for cold weather riding: What to wear cycling at every temperature. Keep your feet warm more Solutions for Keeping Feet Warm 9 Tips for Winter Cycling Training The Complete Guide to Winter Bicycling Winterize Your Bike

PBP Statistics

From Eric Nichols on the Randon group: A kind anonymous soul has put together this searchable website of all PBP results from 1931 through 2019: http://www.pbpresults.com/results It’s searchable by year, country, bike type, start group, etc. The 2019 numbers are probably unofficial results scavenged from various data sources. The finishing rate in 2019 was the …

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