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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-01-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 407
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Posted By bald_guy
Name: Ryan Age: 34 Clyde/Athena: Clyde # of...

Name: Ryan
Age: 34
Clyde/Athena: Clyde
# of Triathlons completed: 0
Longest race: None yet
Next Race: None yet but signed up for a Beginner camp at end of Feb.
One piece of advice for fellow...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-01-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By bald_guy
I have a lot more respect for people who actually...

I have a lot more respect for people who actually do things, even if they come in last, than for people who say they could, but don't.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-01-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By bald_guy
I notice a pretty big difference between riding...

I notice a pretty big difference between riding into a head wind and riding in no wind. Even keeping the same HR, my legs are more tired from riding into the wind. I can't get to a speed where I feel...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-01-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By bald_guy
Maybe I was misunderstood or just not clear. I...

Maybe I was misunderstood or just not clear. I wasn't trying to say that riding into the wind is the same as riding in mountains. Maybe I should have asked if there was a way to ride into the wind to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-31-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By bald_guy
Wind (fake hills)

I have a strange question. First, I live in Florida so I don't have any mountains to climb. The closest thing to a hill is an overpass that is about a mile from my home. So, what I've been doing is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-08-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By bald_guy
What kind of bike and what kind/brand of brakes?

What kind of bike and what kind/brand of brakes?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-19-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By bald_guy
I use a no-name one and it works well. I can tell...

I use a no-name one and it works well. I can tell somewhat how much water is left by how heavy it is. I just rock your torso from side to side and I can get an idea.

I'm not affiliated, but...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-05-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bald_guy
I'm 5'11 and down to 225 pounds. I started at 240...

I'm 5'11 and down to 225 pounds. I started at 240 in July. The only problem with LeMond is that the cheapest one that the shop has (or will carry) is the Alpe d'Huez which is about $300 to $500 out...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-04-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bald_guy
Thanks for all of the info. I think I want...

Thanks for all of the info.

I think I want faster and more comfortable if I can get both. (I know, I want it all :) ). I thought about replacing parts on my current bike, but I feel like that...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-03-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bald_guy
Bike advice needed

Hi all,

I have a couple of questions that I need some input on.

First, I have been back into riding again since July on a Trek 7.5 FX. It's a nice bike and OK to ride, but after riding more...
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