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  1. The first line is worth a Quote of the Week. :) ...

    The first line is worth a Quote of the Week. :)

    My first tri, I swam once beforehand to make sure my goggles didn't leak. I wore an old pair of swim trunks and tossed on a loose jersey in T1. ...
  2. Hey, welcome to the Tri Clyde Herd. Each event...

    Hey, welcome to the Tri Clyde Herd.

    Each event is different, but I'd say that every one that I've been to (5 events done, plus 1 as a cheer squad .... so: 4 venues and 5 different event...
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    I like the simple look of the Rail52s you have. ...

    I like the simple look of the Rail52s you have. Have been watching the November site for awhile now; I like their mojo.
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    Mrs. Zoxe's cannondale qualifies here! -- 2014...

    Mrs. Zoxe's cannondale qualifies here! -- 2014 Cannondale Synapse 5

    http://www.councilofmoo.com/bikes/mrszoxe-cannondale.jpg
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    Quoted for emphasis. I understand your...

    Quoted for emphasis.

    I understand your hesitation; I used to feel the same way. Walking into a shop can be very intimidating, almost overwhelming. I have the luxury of having several bike shops...
  6. Thread: newbie questions

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    I am 6'2" and started at 283 in 2008. Mrs. Zoxe...

    I am 6'2" and started at 283 in 2008. Mrs. Zoxe and I started riding very short distances -- one lap around our subdivision was 1mi, and our first ride was just that single lap!

    1. I noticed...
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    Perpetuuem and Electrolights

    Mrs. Zoxe got me a canister of Perpetuuem for Christmas. I've yet to try it. Was reading this morning and can't find this bit of detail:

    When using Perpetuuem, do I also need to pack a bottle of...
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    Sticky: WFF, how is the prep going? I'm likewise...

    WFF, how is the prep going?


    I'm likewise signed up for a sprint Tri (400m, 12.6, and 5k) and an Oly Aqbike (1500m, bike 26, no run) in May and June respectively. Will be my 6th and 7th events...
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    Thanks much for the event report! Congrats on...

    Thanks much for the event report! Congrats on your finish.

    We were in Ft Lauderdale in November getting on a cruise ship. There was a half marathon along the beach boardwalk and next to the...
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    Current go-to workout is The Black Keys: El...

    Current go-to workout is The Black Keys: El Camino.

    I hit college in the mid90s, so other playlists include selected songs from TOOL, Alice in Chains, Filter, The White Stripes, and A Perfect...
  11. Oh crud. Met 10 Wheels a few Tour de Cure Indy's...

    Oh crud. Met 10 Wheels a few Tour de Cure Indy's ago. He's one of the few guys around here that can write short posts that say a lot, a talent that I've always been envious of.

    Get well!
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    I bought my CC w/o a pre-ride. But the shop I...

    I bought my CC w/o a pre-ride. But the shop I worked with had a guaranteed fit, even for frame-up builds like I was doing, and the bike came with a free 2 hr fitting session. Otherwise .... ride it...
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    Maybe the middle of this post is not the best...

    Maybe the middle of this post is not the best place to do it, but I'm going to comment a bit as someone who's "been there."

    Last year was my year for losing weight. My goals for 2014 are pretty...
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    I've posted this picture before, but here's my...

    I've posted this picture before, but here's my Cross Check. Was intended for chip n' seal riding and not a true gravel grinder, though a swap to fatter tires would fix that. LBS and I worked out a...
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    - Help Mrs. Zoxe hit her goals this year after...

    - Help Mrs. Zoxe hit her goals this year after being sidelined in 2013 by leg surgery
    - Comfortably get into the size 34 levis I bought in a fit of optimisim
    - Keep off the weight I lost in 2013...
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    Other than the immediate denial reaction of not...

    Other than the immediate denial reaction of not wanting to be on maintenance meds before I turn 40, I had no negative reactions at all.
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    You beat me. Excel says 804.2 miles for the...

    You beat me.

    Excel says 804.2 miles for the year. Another 634 indoors. I had bigger plans for the summer months but didn't pan out.

    I did swim 71,027 yards in 2013, which is 1,420.5 laps...
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    This bike is somewhere a few pages back as a pic...

    This bike is somewhere a few pages back as a pic from 2011, but reposting with an update.

    Now with more miles on her, the Bianchi got hit with some goodies from Santa's bag of tricks.

    Updates...
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    Sci guy, as a fellow Cross Check owner, just...

    Sci guy, as a fellow Cross Check owner, just wanted to reply and congratulate you on a nice looking rig. I worked with a local shop to build a CC from the frame up about a year ago, and in hindsight...
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    Mrs. Zoxe Santa brought me a set of Boyd Vitesse...

    Mrs. Zoxe Santa brought me a set of Boyd Vitesse wheels for the Bianchi.
    http://www.boydcycling.com/products/2013-vitesse-alloy-clincher.html


    Mrs. Zoxe Santa also brought a Selle SMP Plus...
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    Between her family and mine and work and her work...

    Between her family and mine and work and her work and so forth, "Thanksgiving" now consists of an entire week of opportunities to trash my diet. On top of that, Mrs Zoxe and I were on a cruise ship...
  22. Thread: Status Change

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    Welcome to the Clyde Emeritus club. It's nice...

    Welcome to the Clyde Emeritus club. It's nice this side of 200 lbs, I think I'll stay.

    (Under 200 since May of this year... trying desperately to not break my streak during the holidaze.)
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    Thanks for posting this. I'm nowhere near...

    Thanks for posting this. I'm nowhere near ultra-distance, but is good to see this kind of stuff happening locally. (My locator says Indianapolis, but I'm now in Pendleton).
  24. Others are chiming in, but I'll join the pile. ...

    Others are chiming in, but I'll join the pile.

    At your weight, the 23s are fine. You may choose later to go up to 25s for comfort. Personally, I have 1 bike with 23s for "race" and one with 25s...
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    There used to be a thread here that had a big...

    There used to be a thread here that had a big list of all the Clydes and their weight losses from high to low. After a half hour of searching, I can't find it -- maybe it got deleted?

    Anyway, I'm...
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