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Forum: Tandem Cycling 11-10-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,279
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Posted By Rahzel
http://imgur.com/s4ac8.jpg Rest stop at the...

http://imgur.com/s4ac8.jpg
Rest stop at the Florida Tandem Rally 2010, the fine Hardees restaurant

http://imgur.com/r8YaC.jpg
After the rally, tired but happy
Forum: Tandem Cycling 11-10-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Rahzel
Florida Tandem Rally 2010 - quick write up from the "youngest team"

I wanted to write briefly about the inaugural Florida Tandem Rally (FTR), held last weekend in The Villages, FL. Hopefully this rally becomes a go-to event for southern tandem teams in the coming...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-15-09, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
Our combined age (the metric by which tandem team...

Our combined age (the metric by which tandem team ages are evidently measured, hehe) is 48.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-14-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,410
Posted By Rahzel
I will let the experts comment on some of your...

I will let the experts comment on some of your questions (and see Sheldon Brown's page (http://sheldonbrown.com/synchain.html) for more info on this topic), but I have answers for a few of your...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-14-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
No worries--the shirts are indeed...

No worries--the shirts are indeed tongue-in-cheek! Though I do maintain that aero stuff helps everyone be faster (not just front-of-pack riders), and if someone has the money to spend on that stuff,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-14-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,410
Posted By Rahzel
How NOT To Adjust Chain Tension On A Tandem

After dropping the timing chain during the STR last weekend, I decided that it was about time to adjust the timing chain tension. I checked and confirmed that there was too much play (about 1" in...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-11-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
PMK! Yes! That was you who took that photo :) ...

PMK! Yes! That was you who took that photo :) I have a photo of you and your stoker with some beautiful portapotties in the background, look for it in your Private Message box soon.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-11-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
Thanks, and definitely we will! We have a second...

Thanks, and definitely we will! We have a second version of this shot (where I'm kissing Lana, it's in the photo gallery I posted), and both of these are going to be distributed with our engagement...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-11-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
Haha, we were actually on your wheel when the...

Haha, we were actually on your wheel when the flat occurred! Lana commented that y'all did a smooth piece of riding to get out of the group.

We will almost certainly be coming up to the STR2010...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-11-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rahzel
Southern Tandem Rally 2009 - a quick write-up + photos from the "young team"

Photos - http://picasaweb.google.com/martinmccrory/SouthernTandemRally2009?feat=directlink

(Cross-posted from my blog at http://martinmccrory.wordpress.com)

Lana and I took our Cannondale RT3...
Forum: Triathlon 08-24-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Rahzel
In 60 degree water, wear a wetsuit or risk...

In 60 degree water, wear a wetsuit or risk hypothermia if you're not properly trained to swim in those kinds of temperatures. Regardless of the distance.

Wetsuits will be faster in almost any...
Forum: Triathlon 08-16-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Rahzel
Yes. With those wheels and handlebars, $575 is...

Yes. With those wheels and handlebars, $575 is very fair for that bike. If you do buy it, you may want to take the bike to the bike shop to make sure there are no hidden problems in the frame. ...
Forum: Triathlon 08-12-09, 03:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,785
Posted By Rahzel
Good points Ian. Remember, installing a Fast...

Good points Ian. Remember, installing a Fast Forward seatpost on a road bike changes the handling of the bike significantly. The weight distribution is changed drastically with the forward post,...
Forum: Triathlon 08-09-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Rahzel
Can you use one of those stationary recumbent...

Can you use one of those stationary recumbent bikes commonly found at gyms? They often have a tall back that may be able to support your back injury.
Forum: Triathlon 08-09-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Rahzel
All of the major manufacturers make a bike that...

All of the major manufacturers make a bike that could potentially fit you. Without knowing more about your morphology, it's tough to tell which of these bikes would work best for you.

Consider...
Forum: Triathlon 08-06-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rahzel
I would recommend the Jetstream aero bottle. It...

I would recommend the Jetstream aero bottle. It completely eliminates the problem of splashing. It uses a really neat (and quite large) sponge in a more efficient manner than the Profile aerodrink...
Forum: Triathlon 08-02-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Rahzel
With a 3x/week workout schedule in each...

With a 3x/week workout schedule in each discipline, a full multi-week taper is probably not necessary. However, the week of your race should be a reduced volume week. Assuming your race is on...
Forum: Triathlon 08-02-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Rahzel
This is usually not true. In crosswinds, the...

This is usually not true. In crosswinds, the disc cover may act as a sort of "sail" and reduce drag. The bike may be slightly more difficult to handle, but with practice you will usually be faster...
Forum: Triathlon 07-31-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Rahzel
FYI--good times at the Olympic distance...

FYI--good times at the Olympic distance (1.5k/40k/10k) for PROFESSIONAL MEN are in the neighborhood of 18:00/58:00/31:00.

The bad news is that you have some work to do on the bike to get to this...
Forum: Triathlon 07-31-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Rahzel
You will be faster on a $1700 aluminum-framed...

You will be faster on a $1700 aluminum-framed bike with an aero helmet and race wheels than a $3000 carbon bike with a regular helmet and training wheels.

I'd suggest you look at bikes in a...
Forum: Triathlon 07-31-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Rahzel
Most clip-on aerobars render the tops unusable. ...

Most clip-on aerobars render the tops unusable. However, as others have said, you can put your hands on the pads to give yourself a pseudo-"tops" position.

Some long-distance riders (such as RAAM...
Forum: Triathlon 07-29-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,785
Posted By Rahzel
Just a reminder to folks with questions about...

Just a reminder to folks with questions about buying a triathlon bike--give this thread a read. It will answer many of your questions!
Forum: Triathlon 07-29-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Rahzel
As a starting point, I would read this sticky...

As a starting point, I would read this sticky thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=436387). It will answer many of your initial questions. Once you've read it, let us know if you have...
Forum: Triathlon 07-28-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Rahzel
Transition 1: 1. Remove goggles/cap on the...

Transition 1:

1. Remove goggles/cap on the way to your bike.
2. Put on helmet.
3. Put on shoes.
4. Run bike to mount line and go!

Transition 2:
1. Run bike to your rack.
2. Remove...
Forum: Triathlon 07-28-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,560
Posted By Rahzel
To compare your bike split to someone else's bike...

To compare your bike split to someone else's bike split, on a different bike, with different wheels, who may have been putting out a different level of effort than you, is just too many variables to...
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