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Forum: Triathlon 04-06-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,810
Posted By moonmaid
Am training for my 2nd triathlon, on May 25 (Cap...

Am training for my 2nd triathlon, on May 25 (Cap of Texas) this time with a group, and I have really benefitted from coaching. I am finding that drills are making a huge difference in my technique,...
Forum: Introductions 07-14-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By moonmaid
Yes, I still have fond memories of my early 80s...

Yes, I still have fond memories of my early 80s college Raleigh and another 80s Schwinn road bike. I cried when the Schwinn was stolen in Manhattan. It had a worn-in leather saddle that was...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-02-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 143,622
Posted By moonmaid
If it's a matter of law, I have no problem...

If it's a matter of law, I have no problem strapping a helmet on. If it's a matter of personal preference, I would rather hit the pavement with some shock absorbing foam between my skull and the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-02-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By moonmaid
Tri coach killed in accident in Central Texas

This is extremely sad. Sounds like he was a great guy:

Cyclist killed on U.S. 290 remembered as great coach
Driver told officers she didn't see cyclist, a Travis sheriff's department employee and...
Forum: Triathlon 07-01-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,810
Posted By moonmaid
Another option if you live in a metropolitan area...

Another option if you live in a metropolitan area is to check out city or town swim classes, and try a group class for adults. I live near Austin and am about to take a Swim Fitness class offered by...
Forum: Triathlon 07-01-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By moonmaid
I lucked out getting a closeout tri bike direct...

I lucked out getting a closeout tri bike direct from Javelin. They are liquidating their pre-assembled inventory and have a few left, at nearly 2/3 off of list, all way below $1,000. (I paid $800 for...
Forum: Introductions 07-01-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By moonmaid
Yes, it can get pretty hot, but Austin and the...

Yes, it can get pretty hot, but Austin and the hill country aren't quite as hot as West Texas, thank God! And I live right up the street from the Blanco River, so there is always some relief.

I...
Forum: Introductions 07-01-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By moonmaid
Hi Heidi - Both sides of my family are from the...

Hi Heidi - Both sides of my family are from the Albany/Schenectady area, and summer recreation there is really beautiful. I'm a newbie too. Good luck with your commute!
Forum: Introductions 07-01-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By moonmaid
Hi from the Texas hill country

Hey all,

I'm a newbie just starting to train towards my 1st triathlon in a couple months. My husband has been road biking a few years, so he has been a real help. Just bought my first tri bike and...
Forum: Introductions 07-01-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By moonmaid
I love living here in Central Texas, but as a...

I love living here in Central Texas, but as a lifelong New Yorker, I do miss the Hudson River Valley in the summer. Something about those rolling mountains is really inspiring. And the Adirondacks...
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