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    Louisville Triathlon

    Walking around the Triathlon exhibits looking at the gear and sticking out like a pearl onion on a sundae, I noticed people were pretty nice. I also noticed a disturbing lack of steel bikes. Oh well no one is perfect, good luck this Sunday. See you at one of the stations.

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    Cycling buddy is in the 55-59 group. You all have fun now ya hear!!!

    60-64 Nov. 2nd, Panama City Beach for me.

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    I competed at the Michigan Titanium last weekend on my Bianchi Imola (steel frame). I was maybe one of a half dozen bikes w/o aero bars, and the only steel frame I saw. I felt a little outgunned the night before unloading and seeing all the bikes with full carbon wheelsets worth 2x more than my entire kit.

    At two different spots on the course, I had spectators holler at me -- NICE BIANCHI and BIANCHIs RULE. Made me smile, and was good to be noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randolfo View Post
    Walking around the Triathlon exhibits looking at the gear and sticking out like a pearl onion on a sundae, I noticed people were pretty nice. I also noticed a disturbing lack of steel bikes. Oh well no one is perfect, good luck this Sunday. See you at one of the stations.
    Dave-Scott-and-Mark-Allen-on-1986-Hawai-Ironman-Triathlon.jpg

    This is a picture of Dave Scott in 1986. He and Mark Allen were riding steel road bikes in the late 80's and their overall times in Hawaii were less than 6 minutes slower than the world record time of 8:03:56 set by Craig Alexander in 2011. I hate to use the LA quote: "It's not about the bike," but it's really not - especially for mere mortals like us

    Have fun tomorrow!!!
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    Senior Member Randolfo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist View Post
    Dave-Scott-and-Mark-Allen-on-1986-Hawai-Ironman-Triathlon.jpg

    This is a picture of Dave Scott in 1986. He and Mark Allen were riding steel road bikes in the late 80's and their overall times in Hawaii were less than 6 minutes slower than the world record time of 8:03:56 set by Craig Alexander in 2011. I hate to use the LA quote: "It's not about the bike," but it's really not - especially for mere mortals like us

    Have fun tomorrow!!!
    I was there only to support the atheletes. Maybe in the future, when I get in better shape...

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