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Old 04-05-08, 07:29 AM
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You saw it first!!

Sneak Preview!!

Poster child for the new bib placement position for the TT series that starts back up this Wednesday. Also modeling the new Lowes TT skin suit-please don't let Bicycling Magazine get a copy!!

I've fiddled with my positioning to get ready for a 40k we're adding this year. I think I need to take the bars back down a notch and slide the seat forward a little. It also looks like the skin suit is hanging down a little which is good as it doesn't show my gut.......who cares about aero....it's all about the look!

If you can't tell I'm staying upright by leaning my leg against the garage door........

And will all the foul weather it just feels too early to be doing TT's right now. If anyone wants to ride at the last minute I'll be more than happy to give you my slot.



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Old 04-05-08, 07:34 AM
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Gut? That's not a gut. Lookin' pretty aero, jppe.
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Old 04-05-08, 07:57 AM
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Old 04-05-08, 08:15 AM
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On my TT the space between the body and the top tube has been filled.........................for aero reasons naturally.
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Old 04-05-08, 11:04 AM
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With a little Photoshop help, my gut would look just like yours!

Okay, with a LOT of Photoshop help.
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Old 04-05-08, 11:09 AM
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..... I can't even bend that far.....

.... well, not and still be able to breath....
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Old 04-05-08, 03:17 PM
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Been running through a few recordings of this years Paris- Nice and one of the things I noticed was that a lot of the racers - when stretched out on the bike- are now wearing a looser fit jersey. It seems to bulge around the midriff and just hang down a bit- So don't blame it on the lack of riding over the winter- It must be that the "New" race fit jerseys are not as tight as they used to be.
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Old 04-05-08, 03:47 PM
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You know, proper breathing technique expands the belly and makes it looks like you're a bit portly. I think jppe lacks the correct technique.
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Old 04-05-08, 05:04 PM
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Is it just me or does that aero helmet look like something out of "Buck Rogers and the Planet of Doom"?
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Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
You know, proper breathing technique expands the belly and makes it looks like you're a bit portly.......
SWEET!.... I'm going with that from now on.

So it's better to have a keg than a 6 pack? OK, to be on the proper side of things a mini keg over a 6 pack?
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Old 04-05-08, 07:02 PM
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Nice skin suit.
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Old 04-05-08, 07:19 PM
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Skinsuits are da bomb. Got one cheap off scambay and use it for a baselayer in the winter.
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Old 04-08-08, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Gut? That's not a gut. Lookin' pretty aero, jppe.
Yeah, no kidding! Maybe a bit old, but definately aero!

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The best TT position is a combination of optimal power generation and aerodynamics. If lower bars make you more aero will it also compromise your power (or comfort) over the 40K? My guess is that a loss of power would be more significant than a small gain in aero. But then I've never done a 40K TT.
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For what it's worth a thought just struck me. Landis and Leipheimer both tested and used a TT position that had their hands significantly higher, ie, forearms were not parallel with the ground. I think it was the UCI that disallowed the position in ProTour events. You need a position that does not constrict breathing.
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Originally Posted by Old School View Post
Is it just me or does that aero helmet look like something out of "Buck Rogers and the Planet of Doom"?
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi!

Notice the helmet covers the ears. That has to cut parasitic drag by a considerable amount.
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I'm just glad that there is someone who looks as geeky on their TT bikes as I do.
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