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  1. Check out http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/ ...

    Check out http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/

    Great forums, support and information from other beginners to Kona Qualifiers.

    Enjoy & happy training!
  2. Sure does seem sketchy -- Who in their right...

    Sure does seem sketchy -- Who in their right mind would put a Cannondale water bottle on a Fuji bike?

    Seriously, not my bike but thanks for the the heads up.
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    Welcome from Virginia Beach.

    Welcome from Virginia Beach.
  4. Thread: Aerobars...?

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    I agree w/ chasm54. I have clip-ons on my bike...

    I agree w/ chasm54.

    I have clip-ons on my bike -- I'm training for a triathlon -- and I like them. The aerobars came in handy on the Tour de Cure century this spring when we hit some 15-25mph head...
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    I'm around 245#-250# and have approx 7,000 on my...

    I'm around 245#-250# and have approx 7,000 on my Xero 20/24 paired spoke wheels. Had them retensioned after a few hundred miles and they are still true with NO problems.
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    If done correctly, it is a bargain. If not, well,...

    If done correctly, it is a bargain. If not, well, you get what you pay for. $25 for a fitting is crazy cheap-- I'd be a bit skeptical.
    What is the shop's reputation?

    Just my $0.02
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    Well Done!! You should be proud of your...

    Well Done!! You should be proud of your accomplishment.
    What was your route into Minersville? We discussed a few different options.
    I'd like to apologize on behalf of the 'Coal Crackers' if they...
  8. If you find the bear: ...

    If you find the bear:

    http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/BoneHead23464/satrideb.jpg
  9. Sticky: Congrats and well done!!

    Congrats and well done!!
  10. Sticky: Welcome! I did my 1st tri @ 250#. It was a...

    Welcome!

    I did my 1st tri @ 250#. It was a sprint and I had to walk the entire "run" due to back spasms. I finished DFL.
    I guess what I'm trying to say is, go for it! Do what you can, train...
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    Enjoy!! Looking forward to the ride report.

    Enjoy!! Looking forward to the ride report.
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    +1 on the small packets of Chamois Butt'r. Your...

    +1 on the small packets of Chamois Butt'r. Your LBS may sell them individually.
    Reapply as needed.
    Just a cautionary note: Do not confuse the Chamois Butt'r packets w/ GU gel packets :p
    ...
  13. Done. Currently you're in 2nd w/ 50 votes --...

    Done.

    Currently you're in 2nd w/ 50 votes -- 1st has 89.
  14. Welcome! If you are considering participating...

    Welcome!

    If you are considering participating / competing in triathlons, checkout: www.beginnertriathlete.com
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    Congrats & Well Done!! A great ride for a worthy...

    Congrats & Well Done!! A great ride for a worthy cause!

    You're correct, a century is not only physical ability but also mental toughness.

    I visited family in Brighton a few years ago & we did...
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    Looks like you had a great ride!! I really like...

    Looks like you had a great ride!! I really like the vintage Schwinn Racer -- mid-late 70's??

    There is a Clydesdale Lane in Virgina Beach -- approx. 3 blocks from my old office.

    Sorry 'bout the...
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    +1 on staying fueled and hydrated. Whatever...

    +1 on staying fueled and hydrated.

    Whatever you choose for fuel (gels, bars, mustard and banana sandwich, etc) be sure to try it a few times before the event. You don't want to learn that the...
  18. I'm 245-250 ish and got 6,000+ miles on my Xero...

    I'm 245-250 ish and got 6,000+ miles on my Xero 20 / 24 paired spoke wheels.
    Haven't been touched since the initial couple hundred mile re-tensioning.

    Rhetorical question:
    Have you ever seen...
  19. Thread: Tour de Cure

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    Congrats on the TdC and weight loss!! Well done...

    Congrats on the TdC and weight loss!! Well done sir, well done!!

    When you hit your mark, be sure to post.
    In you honor, I'll have a "wee dram" of one of my favorites -- a 15 yo Glendronach...
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    That sounds familiar!!! My 1st metric century...

    That sounds familiar!!! My 1st metric century was the LBC's Covered Bridge Metric a few years ago. Being a "flatlander" here in coastal Va I was not prepared for the "rolling hills."

    Jeneralist: ...
  21. Thread: good bibs?

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    I haven't tried any others but I'm pleased with...

    I haven't tried any others but I'm pleased with the value (quality and price) of the Performance Bike bibs - both Ultra and Elite.
  22. 1), yes, si, oui, ja, da, ndiyo, taip, ydw, sim,...

    1), yes, si, oui, ja, da, ndiyo, taip, ydw, sim, 是的, Ναί,

    Please...
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    My preference now is ProGold Prolink chain lube....

    My preference now is ProGold Prolink chain lube. :thumb: I switched from Finish Line's Ceramic Wet Lube -- it worked well but the chain/drivetrain always seemed to have a black residue no matter...
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    Additionally, Performance Bike has some shorts...

    Additionally, Performance Bike has some shorts with favorable reviews.
    Not to start a whole new debate, but...

    Have you tried bibs?? Most folks that try bibs don't go back to shorts.
    ...
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    :eek: The first thing that comes to mind is:...

    :eek:
    The first thing that comes to mind is:
    Practice clipping out!?? I know it has been said countless times but: Try to remember to clip out long before you come to a stop. Otherwise, you join...
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