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Forum: Triathlon 06-27-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Smokehouse
First sprint tri in the bag...not horrible, not great.

Ok, quick rundown:

-Sprint tri: 400yds pool swim, 16mi bike, 5K run.

-Began "training in Sept of 2015

-Had two major setbacks with a surgery on Nov 3d, and another on Dec 14th. These pretty...
Forum: Triathlon 05-31-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Smokehouse
I thought I'd refresh this thread just in case...

I thought I'd refresh this thread just in case anyone wants to reference it for future use.

Like I said earlier, I had my surgery 11-3.

I began walking again by Nov 8th. It went slow and I lost...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-20-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Smokehouse
For those with Sidi Wire shoes...how do you replace the tecno buckles?

I get the basic concept...and I can read the simple instruction card that comes with the replacements.

But understanding it, and doing it are two completely different things.

First off, the...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-29-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By Smokehouse
I have the same issue where I live and I've done...

I have the same issue where I live and I've done the same thing more times than I can count. Out with/against a strong wind, back with the opposite. I do not have a power meter but I can say that I...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-29-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Smokehouse
Thank you for the fitness eval, Dr. But...I...

Thank you for the fitness eval, Dr.

But...I believe this thread was about the Garmin not matching my actual HR, not the intensity of my sessions.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-28-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Smokehouse
I did it on the trainer a few days ago...I kept...

I did it on the trainer a few days ago...I kept spinning, sat up and pulled a count while watching what my Garmin said in real time.

That was the first time I've done that.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-28-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Smokehouse
Garmin HR monitor reports inaccurate high rates?

For a few years now...I was simply accepting my HR monitor's data as gospel. I began tri training back in Sept and have spent quite a bit of time in the pool. Well, I do have a 910 Garmin but no...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-20-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,377
Posted By Smokehouse
I think I'm about to do the same thing myself....

I think I'm about to do the same thing myself. I'm currently running a 11-28 105 5800 rear (running a 52-36 front).

I never use my 11 gear...I do not do downhill bombs and I'm too mortal to run a...
Forum: Triathlon 12-22-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Smokehouse
Thanks for the reply...at this point, I'm pretty...

Thanks for the reply...at this point, I'm pretty sure I can't win for losing...

So I had my appendectomy on 11-3. I resumed running on 11-25 and swimming on 11-29. For some reason, my earlier...
Forum: Triathlon 11-18-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Smokehouse
Had appendix removed 11-3...how long to wait before I resume tri-training?

I'm going to guess that most of you just say to follow what my doc says...but I'm seeing conflicting thoughts on this.

I was gaining some ground with my triathlon training until my appendix...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,069
Posted By Smokehouse
Like everyone says, it's individual...but I'll...

Like everyone says, it's individual...but I'll give my findings on it.

I'm running a more aggressive front (52/36) and when I went to a 12-32, I found 36/32 to be WAY too much spin, even on the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-27-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,489
Posted By Smokehouse
I guess I was projecting a bit... Coming...

I guess I was projecting a bit...

Coming from just south of 300lbs back in 2011 to where I a now...I have received some horrible advice as I went along. Some of it cost me big time via all kinds...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-26-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,489
Posted By Smokehouse
I guess I figure I'll chime in on this one... ...

I guess I figure I'll chime in on this one...

I began riding in '12. 6' tall, about 180 lbs. Started with Gatoraid powder mixed in the bottles. Made lots of mistakes, crashed a bunch (blood sugar...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,861
Posted By Smokehouse
I would say at least 3a faster...if not 5q. Me? I...

I would say at least 3a faster...if not 5q. Me? I ate a large lunch so I'd probably only be 2.6n faster.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By Smokehouse
No problem...but prepare yourself....I'm long...

No problem...but prepare yourself....I'm long winded.

First off, I've used the 5600, 5700 and now the 5800 group at length, thousands of miles on each group.

Brakes
-There was next to no...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By Smokehouse
Another 5800 owner/lover. I ran 5700 105 for 3...

Another 5800 owner/lover. I ran 5700 105 for 3 seasons and had the pleasure of going to 5800 105 this year...what a difference, it truly is a wonderful group set. I've never used a 6800, 9000 bike...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Smokehouse
I bought a Conti trainer tire back in 2012...I...

I bought a Conti trainer tire back in 2012...I have put a ton (and I mean a ton) of hours on that thing in my Kurt trainer. Still in great shape.

I understand its a bit of an expense, but I landed...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By Smokehouse
LOL...I don't take myself too seriously. I'm a 38...

LOL...I don't take myself too seriously. I'm a 38 year old guy with slight man boobs that dresses in cycling clothes that may be illegal within 50' of a public grade school...I gave up on fancy cars...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By Smokehouse
"desperate"? Nah, I don't think I'd call it...

"desperate"? Nah, I don't think I'd call it that...it's a bike, I like having fun with it. The bar tape is something I can screw around with...I started out with white/black tires orgingally:...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,433
Posted By Smokehouse
Going from 6' tall/275+ lbs in 2011 to 170's...

Going from 6' tall/275+ lbs in 2011 to 170's now...I really cannot understand how I went so long without exercising. I'm currently training for a triathlon so I'm splitting time between the...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By Smokehouse
I can definitely see that...the red is a thing...

I can definitely see that...the red is a thing some don't like. In person, some compliment the package, some criticize it. I either get the "Man, I really like that red on there" or "Not so sure...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By Smokehouse
Well...submitting for the criticism once again....

Well...submitting for the criticism once again. Yeah...I know, the bike positioning is off, this is the only picture I have a the moment. This was taken in the spring, went to a 5800 group with some...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-30-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,616
Posted By Smokehouse
Holy crap!!! Look at that head-tube! I know Conan...

Holy crap!!! Look at that head-tube! I know Conan is one tall fella, but that thing is huge. I wonder how much that effects handling...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,962
Posted By Smokehouse
...you should just buy bibs...;)

...you should just buy bibs...;)
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,616
Posted By Smokehouse
I read your posts often, you are rarely accepting...

I read your posts often, you are rarely accepting of other people's opinions here and have no problem rebuking them. To be frank, I would not often describe your posts as being typed by someone who...
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