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Old 11-10-08, 09:01 AM
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Ski Trip or TT bike or save?

I can get a pretty sweet deal on a used TT bike or I could go to CO/UT/CA for a ski trip with friends or.. save up the money and put it into the stock market. What say you?
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Old 11-10-08, 09:04 AM
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Go skiing on a budget, you are only young once, and bank a portion of the funds.
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Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
I can get a pretty sweet deal on a used TT bike or I could go to CO/UT/CA for a ski trip with friends or.. save up the money and put it into the stock market. What say you?
how often do you TT?

how good are you?

how important are the TTs you plan on doing? (i.e. a good result would propel you to the podium in a stage race)

i think you know where i'm going with this: do the trip.
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Old 11-10-08, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
how often do you TT?

how good are you?

how important are the TTs you plan on doing? (i.e. a good result would propel you to the podium in a stage race)

i think you know where i'm going with this: do the trip.
Now that you put it like that, I dont TT that often and they arent that important. This will be for Triathlons, which I hope to do a few next year and a handful of Wednesday night TTs. No podium aspirations.

Yeah I dont need a TT bike.
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Old 11-10-08, 09:56 AM
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Even though I've never been skiing, I'm thinking you can save for a used TT bike after your trip.

What are you looking for anyways?
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Even though I've never been skiing, I'm thinking you can save for a used TT bike after your trip.
True.
What are you looking for anyways?
As for the TT bike, my road bike is kinda crappy to put aero bars in because of the longish top tube and my short torso. I figure a proper TT bike would
a) give me a better aero position.
b) get me in a position to keep my hamstrings engaged more for the run in a triathlon or duathlon.

I am still waiting on the fast forward post to see how it works.
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I blew off more ski trips than I care to remember. They would have been with guys 20 to 30 years older than me but they would have been great trips anyway. Many of these guys have grown to old or sick to do long trips anymore and now I have regrets .

Do the trip...
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tell that to your boyfriend. he's to bikes and components, what imelda marcos was to shoes. only difference is that he's got a goatee.
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tell that to your boyfriend. he's to bikes and components, what imelda marcos was to shoes. only difference is that he's got a goatee.
I resent that remark.

I am what imelda marcos was to shoes ... to shoes
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Go on the trip.
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Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
True.


As for the TT bike, my road bike is kinda crappy to put aero bars in because of the longish top tube and my short torso. I figure a proper TT bike would
a) give me a better aero position.
b) get me in a position to keep my hamstrings engaged more for the run in a triathlon or duathlon.

I am still waiting on the fast forward post to see how it works.
What size, material, etc?
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
tell that to your boyfriend. he's to bikes and components, what imelda marcos was to shoes. only difference is that he's got a goatee.
While I think your comment is pretty funny and perhaps true, I don't tell him what to do with his money.
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Old 11-10-08, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
What size, material, etc?
Oh that.. 54cm frame with internal routing would be nice. aluminum is just fine.
CF fork
I plan on reusing my existing wheels.
Got a seatpost and saddle lying around that I can use.
Rest of it is all about price with nary a thought to weight..
Cheap 9speed bar end shifters,
decent 172.5cm crankset.
some alloy base and aero bars.
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So you can buy a bike now, and stare at it until spring, at which point you'll be able to afford a ski trip, but it's too late.

Or you can go on the trip now, and by the time it's bike-riding weather, you'll be able to afford the bike.

Gee, that's tough.
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Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
While I think your comment is pretty funny and perhaps true, I don't tell him what to do with his money.
fair enough.
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Save it... or give it to me... either one would be better than getting a TT bike or going on a ski trip.
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ski trip to CO because as cool as a TT bike is, it will never help in your procurement of a Big City Potato Burrito.
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Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
While I think your comment is pretty funny and perhaps true, I don't tell him what to do with his money.
You let him have money still?
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Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
Save it... or give it to me... either one would be better than getting a TT bike or going on a ski trip.
Going on a ski trip is mucho fun! TT bike = pain. Giving money to ehidle = root canal sans anesthesia.

Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
ski trip to CO because as cool as a TT bike is, it will never help in your procurement of a Big City Potato Burrito.
Now aint that the truth unless I buy a TT bike and move to CO this year in which case I can TT to BCB and ski!
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Now aint that the truth unless I buy a TT bike and move to CO this year in which case I can TT to BCB and ski!
Do it.
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Ski trip.

UT is getting dumped on, I'm sure CO will get dumped on when this storm moves west. Its gearing up to be an amazing year.
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Ski trip! Ski trip!

In Utah!

With us!
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Ski trip.

UT is getting dumped on, I'm sure CO will get dumped on when this storm moves west. Its gearing up to be an amazing year.
It certainly will be an amazing year if the weather patterns reverse and systems start moving east - west.

I know what you meant Joe, but I couldn't resist.
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