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Forum: Triathlon 12-11-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 755
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Posted By MatL
Give that man a cigar and I'm not ashamed of it...

Give that man a cigar and I'm not ashamed of it either.

Thankfully the upgrades will be swapped to the next bike :-)
Forum: Triathlon 08-31-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By MatL
I read the article about the MIT guys as well you...

I read the article about the MIT guys as well you can check their site at http://www.mitcycling.org/

I would say that the point of the article is that you can cycle further and slightly faster by...
Forum: Triathlon 08-31-06, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By MatL
judson -- good to see you hitting the water...

judson -- good to see you hitting the water already.

I've realized it's OK to throw in a lap of sidestroke or breast stroke if start to feel winded. As long as you keep moving even while...
Forum: Triathlon 08-31-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 283,518
Posted By MatL
Makes sense - I did a quick google and found some...

Makes sense - I did a quick google and found some off road tri's that use fat tire bikes.

What are the "BD models" that you mentioned? (you can PM me if you would like.)
Forum: Triathlon 08-31-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 283,518
Posted By MatL
I hear what you are saying - faster = more fun. I...

I hear what you are saying - faster = more fun. I was very pleased with 16.4 - as I was only 10 seconds slower than my coworker who was riding an older tri bike. What is a BD model?

Also I...
Forum: Triathlon 08-30-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 283,518
Posted By MatL
The seat IS huge... a side effect of being...

The seat IS huge... a side effect of being Clydesdale. I need a little more comfort and surface area to rest on when coasting down all the hills these tri bike courses seem to have. :p Some of the...
Forum: Triathlon 08-29-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 283,518
Posted By MatL
Here's my bike from the Clydesdale cheapo...

Here's my bike from the Clydesdale cheapo thread....

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/MatLuoma/Triathlon/DorkRocket002.jpg
Forum: Triathlon 08-24-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
judson I bet that whole set up was $2K...

judson

I bet that whole set up was $2K originally. Looks like I will be stopping by to get myself the proper frame size over the next week or so... then if I stumble on a deal that good, I can...
Forum: Triathlon 08-24-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
dgasmd: I like your quote. but rplong beat me to...

dgasmd: I like your quote. but rplong beat me to the answer.

rplong: -- thanks for the answer-. As far as the names go, I think the Athena's got the better end of the deal.

not2fast: I hope...
Forum: Triathlon 08-21-06, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
BigCatDaddy - just read your write-up in the...

BigCatDaddy - just read your write-up in the Nevis paper - good stuff.

Also nice time improvement on this years race -- going from last years 2:00:43 to a stellar 1:36:08 - that's over 24...
Forum: Triathlon 08-21-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,227
Posted By MatL
RNS - did you do the tri? Perhaps we will...

RNS - did you do the tri?

Perhaps we will hear something by Labor Day... (surely they give some time off of practice.)
Forum: Triathlon 08-21-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
BlackChop... I hope your race season is going...

BlackChop... I hope your race season is going well. I was a lurker too until I actually started reasearching what I need for completing a sprint. Then I had sticker shock... so I started this...
Forum: Triathlon 08-17-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
Hazelmn & BigCat, You are correct! I was a...

Hazelmn & BigCat,

You are correct! I was a Northwoods in Nevis. Sorry I missed you. I am still biking with the MTB, but I did get a present for Fathers Day. Some clip on aero-bars. :-) Now...
Forum: Triathlon 06-19-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
Quick update for all to prove you can start out...

Quick update for all to prove you can start out relatively cheap. I did pick up some tri-shorts and found a cheap waterski style wetsuit (a shorty) and finished.

Additional purchases

Tri Short...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-30-06, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By MatL
I was thinking that it would be nice to rack...

I was thinking that it would be nice to rack bikes and STILL fit a 2 inch receiver hitch to tow stuff. (family pop-up camper or fishing boat.)

Anyone try a carry + tow version of the fold down...
Forum: Triathlon 03-20-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
Follow up post.... May be useful for...

Follow up post....

May be useful for other's who want to try a sprint triathlon on the cheap ...

I am going with the $20 slicks on the MB + a tune-up - approx $39. Waiting bike shop to...
Forum: Triathlon 03-07-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
Thanks for the good ideas! especially since...

Thanks for the good ideas!

especially since I am just dipping my toes in the sprint tri water - so to speak.

batman - I can definitely change out the tires & do a tune-up way cheaper than a new...
Forum: Triathlon 03-07-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By MatL
Mostly a repost from the Clydesdale thread in...

Mostly a repost from the Clydesdale thread in cycling.


Entering my 1st sprint tri as a Clydesdale.... 6'1" and 240 lbs age 34.

Looking to attempt my 1st sprint triathlon in June so I should...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-07-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,200
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Posted By MatL
Entering as a Clydesdale.... 6'1" and 240 lbs age...

Entering as a Clydesdale.... 6'1" and 240 lbs age 34.

Looking to attempt my 1st sprint triathlon in June so I should weigh less by then. I was reading this thread and the under $700 thread at...
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