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    We seem to be about the same size, I'm 5'10" and...

    We seem to be about the same size, I'm 5'10" and have had 54, 56, and 58 cm bike frames. The 56 fits me best. On the 58 I had to put a very short 60mm stem on it to fit, and on the 54 (which is my...
  2. IM Florida 2015! Mental prep starts today!

    So the other day (10/30) I had the chance to sign up for the IMFL and Augusta HIM package for 2015. I pulled the trigger at (10 am EST) and got my slot in the two events. IMFL typically sells out...
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    It's the Indian, no the arrow. But it is nice to...

    It's the Indian, no the arrow. But it is nice to have good arrows!
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    Well, Mom Nature played a cruel trick on you...

    Well, Mom Nature played a cruel trick on you guys! Dangerous rip tides and an angry ocean (Gulf) led to the swim being cancelled. Cold wind made the bike a tough go. It was a "NO SWEAT" run, but...
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    I don't have any experience with those bars, but...

    I don't have any experience with those bars, but they are VERY upright, which does not minimize wind resistance. That being said, the longer the distance, the more important comfort becomes. So if...
  6. Jiggle, you got it too, although it was the rim,...

    Jiggle, you got it too, although it was the rim, not the tire. Good job!
  7. Ankle, I realize the post might seem a bit long...

    Ankle, I realize the post might seem a bit long winded, but proper troubleshooting involves gathering a lot of information, much of which might seem, or even be, irrelevant. I wanted to include all...
  8. We have a winner!! CroMo Mike! Actually...

    We have a winner!! CroMo Mike!

    Actually the cable end crimp was hitting the rim, not the tire tread, but you have the idea! Not sure how it got bent like that, but probabl when I was loading...
  9. OK, who will be first to figure this out?!?!?

    So I did Ironman Augusta 70.3 a few weeks ago and had a strange problem crop up on the bike.

    Background: I live in FLAT south Florida and had been following a training plan that had me tapering...
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    Been on low carb, high fat since May '12. Best...

    Been on low carb, high fat since May '12. Best thing I ever did! Got off BP meds, statins, ect. Did Ironman August 70.3 two weeks ago, came in 3rd in my AG. Fueled on MCT and coconut oil, beet...
  11. Well, it's clear that there is not RIGHT answer...

    Well, it's clear that there is not RIGHT answer for this question that meets the needs of every rider. Indeed, the very reason that triples, doubles, and compact doubles exist is that there is a...
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    Sorry to see that no one has responded, so I'll...

    Sorry to see that no one has responded, so I'll give you the benefit of my experience, albeit not directly related to your question.

    I wear a singlet trisuit. It has a very thin pad, so as to not...
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    And next to a great areobar fit for your road...

    And next to a great areobar fit for your road bike, a REAR DISK cover is your best bang for the buck in terms of the speed/cost benefit. For $100 +/- you can get a rear disk cover that will be a...
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    Well, plan on an nice Jan/Feb trip to SoFla (Ft....

    Well, plan on an nice Jan/Feb trip to SoFla (Ft. Lauderdale/Boca Raton area) winter training trip and make an appointment with John Palmquist at Racer's Edge in Boca Raton. He's done 1000's of Retul...
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    Augusta FD has lifted the swim ban as of 9-18. ...

    Augusta FD has lifted the swim ban as of 9-18. 10 more days to the event, so most likely we are good to go. This is a river swim, so a problem like this will was away fairly fast. However, the...
  16. UPDATE - 9-18-14 Based on the recommendation...

    UPDATE - 9-18-14 Based on the recommendation from Stages, I bought a "basebar" mount for the Garmin 910XT and a 90 degree mount for the areo bar. This way the 910 is strapped on to the 90 degree...
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    Ironman Augusta 70.3 Swim in jepoardy!

    I just saw an Augusta news channel story about the Savannah River is now closed for swimming due to oil contamination. It is claimed that the Savannah River is the 3rd most polluted river in the US,...
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    jrossbeck and joeyduck have some good advice for...

    jrossbeck and joeyduck have some good advice for some "games" or other goal based efforts. I like "golf" (lap time plus strokes/lap) and trying to get that as low as possible. But getting better...
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    Sixty Fiver, thank you for pointing out my...

    Sixty Fiver, thank you for pointing out my omission. Indeed my recommendation could be misleading and difficult to follow. Indeed a better approach to protein intake should consider the items you...
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    If you are doing low carb, you MUST limit protein...

    If you are doing low carb, you MUST limit protein intake also. You also MUST increase fat intake. 10% carb, 10-15% protein and the balance in fat is a good ratio. You will be amazed as you appetite...
  21. Poll: Forget our opinions. Get a Triathlon specific...

    Forget our opinions. Get a Triathlon specific bike fit from an experienced bike fitter. The $200 is the best money you can spend. That will give you the information to make an informed decision. ...
  22. I got the 910XT because it is a triathlon watch. ...

    I got the 910XT because it is a triathlon watch. In triathlon, following a strict plan regarding power output on the bike is critical to setting up the run. In addition, the transition time to go...
  23. Stages Power meter and Garmin 910XT problems!

    So I recently got a Garmin 910XT for training and tracking performance for my Tris. I also added a Stages Left Crank Power meter. The Stages unit installed easily and linked flawlessly with the...
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    Rear Wheel Disk covers. Advice?

    I posted in the Triathlon forum but have not received any responses. This group is much more active and has some very strong opinions, so I'm sure some one will have some good advice. I tried a...
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    Rear Wheel Disk covers. Advice?

    So the evidence is pretty clear that rear disk wheel is one of the "best" investments for you can make for the bike portion of a tri. A true tubular disk rear wheel is the pinnacle of performance,...
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