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    Sticky: 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 :-)
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    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...
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    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...
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    Sticky: 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.)
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    Sticky: 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...
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    Sticky: 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...
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    Sticky: 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
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    RNS - did you do the tri? Perhaps we will hear...

    RNS - did you do the tri?

    Perhaps we will hear something by Labor Day... (surely they give some time off of practice.)
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Follow up post.... May be useful for other's...

    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...
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    Thanks for the good ideas! especially since I...

    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...
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    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...
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    Sticky: 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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