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Old 05-15-16, 04:10 PM
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And, speaking of tris, AG did really well at IMTX, given that the bike course was only published a few days ahead of time (and was 18 miles short) and then the swim was changed the day before (increasing the bike to 95 miles), and then at about mile 20 of the run a signature Texas thunderhailstorm rolled in and, after 20 minutes of torrential precipitation and lightning strikes, they paused the race right when the storm was relaxing. For forty minutes, with people stopped at random places including standing in ankle-deep water with nothing but a garbage bag poncho to keep them warm. And lightning striking around while, again, they had the racers standing in deep water. They got started again and she finished well enough, but was cold and stiff after that. And cranky at the group that runs Ironman.
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I am thinking about buying a [bicycle]. Does anyone have any experience with it?
Go buy one and then ask if you got a good deal. Pay attention.
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I agree. The Richmond course was pretty flat. But the weather was awful and they did do some drafting. I'll go back and find the bike time the CD had at Clemson. That was not a draft race and the course had some elevation change, but not a lot.
No need. But as a reference I think the last Olympic tri I did my bike speed was around 22MPH on a flat course (no drafting) and I think my run pace was somewhere around 8:30/mile for 10K, also flat. Next weeks event is hilly for both the bike and run so I suspect my times will be slower.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And, speaking of tris, AG did really well at IMTX, given that the bike course was only published a few days ahead of time (and was 18 miles short) and then the swim was changed the day before (increasing the bike to 95 miles), and then at about mile 20 of the run a signature Texas thunderhailstorm rolled in and, after 20 minutes of torrential precipitation and lightning strikes, they paused the race right when the storm was relaxing. For forty minutes, with people stopped at random places including standing in ankle-deep water with nothing but a garbage bag poncho to keep them warm. And lightning striking around while, again, they had the racers standing in deep water. They got started again and she finished well enough, but was cold and stiff after that. And cranky at the group that runs Ironman.
This sounds like a ton of fun.
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Old 05-15-16, 04:34 PM
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I am thinking about buying a [bicycle]. Does anyone have any experience with it?
There is a new website called Bikes Direct. Great deals.
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Old 05-15-16, 04:59 PM
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School project due Wednesday. Building was the first part. They didn't have this stuff when I was a kid. 1329 pieces.



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Old 05-15-16, 05:05 PM
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The Tour of California app has live video. Just saw the end of stage 1. Wow.
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I'm getting ready to put my mower on Craigslist. Got a pic and everything.
Selling off all of your sharp objects?
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Old 05-15-16, 05:14 PM
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I am thinking about buying a [bicycle]. Does anyone have any experience with it?
If it's not Scottish [carbon] it's crap!!!

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Old 05-15-16, 05:16 PM
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The Tour of California app has live video. Just saw the end of stage 1. Wow.
I just watched Stage 8 of the Giro. Dunno if I'm gonna bother downloading the TT, even though I read there was at least one good crash.
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Old 05-15-16, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I am thinking about buying a [bicycle]. Does anyone have any experience with it?
Seems a bit rash. Are you sure you're ready?
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Old 05-15-16, 05:31 PM
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Hi! Is everyone excited to go back to work tomorrow?




Had a great group ride today and thanks to some tailwinds and fast dudes pushing me I set some PRs, felt pretty good. Weekends are way too short.
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Hi! Is everyone excited to go back to work tomorrow?
Nope. I get Sunday and Monday off
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Old 05-15-16, 05:41 PM
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Hi! Is everyone excited to go back to work tomorrow?




Had a great group ride today and thanks to some tailwinds and fast dudes pushing me I set some PRs, felt pretty good. Weekends are way too short.
I am ready to put in for early retirement. It's not likely to be approved.
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Old 05-15-16, 05:46 PM
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Hi! Is everyone excited to go back to work tomorrow?




Had a great group ride today and thanks to some tailwinds and fast dudes pushing me I set some PRs, felt pretty good. Weekends are way too short.
Sure. Gonna work on bikes all day.
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Old 05-15-16, 05:49 PM
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I had to go to the LBS today for the first time in several months. I needed to get a couple gels for next week's tri. On bike rides I usually eat food or a bar, but in a hurry the gels make more sense. I plan to slurp one down at the start and end of the bike leg.
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The Airstream is money. It's the perfect length for the Tacoma at 23ft and light (5500lbs loaded no water). The s/c handles it fine, it can still squeeze into small Colorado sites, and fits nicely on the parking pad next to the house. We put solar panels on, so the three of us and Lewis are now an elite fighting crew. Three racks on the truck, although the Redline rides inside on our bed. Almost lost it on I25 last year so changes were necessary.
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Great Sand Dunes last year.



That is awesome to hear, sbxx. Outfitted properly, and a cool combo, to boot. So good it's working out.
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Old 05-15-16, 06:25 PM
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School project due Wednesday. Building was the first part. They didn't have this stuff when I was a kid. 1329 pieces.



Dang.... Bad ass.

Heck, when I was a kid, all my Lego's were square and I could buy airplane glue without my parents there.
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Selling off all of your sharp objects?
Yep, slowly but surely.
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Dang.... Bad ass.

Heck, when I was a kid, all my Lego's were square and I could buy airplane glue without my parents there.
And spray paint.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And, speaking of tris, AG did really well at IMTX, given that the bike course was only published a few days ahead of time (and was 18 miles short) and then the swim was changed the day before (increasing the bike to 95 miles), and then at about mile 20 of the run a signature Texas thunderhailstorm rolled in and, after 20 minutes of torrential precipitation and lightning strikes, they paused the race right when the storm was relaxing. For forty minutes, with people stopped at random places including standing in ankle-deep water with nothing but a garbage bag poncho to keep them warm. And lightning striking around while, again, they had the racers standing in deep water. They got started again and she finished well enough, but was cold and stiff after that. And cranky at the group that runs Ironman.
Nasty.

Well done, AG!
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And spray paint.
That too!
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Hi! Is everyone excited to go back to work tomorrow?




Had a great group ride today and thanks to some tailwinds and fast dudes pushing me I set some PRs, felt pretty good. Weekends are way too short.
Nope, I'm retired which means that I'm elderly and also means that I have a never-ending list of appointments. Tomorrow is a routine cancer checkup. Last week was doctor and dentist and haircut.

Retirement is tough.
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Dang.... Bad ass.

Heck, when I was a kid, all my Lego's were square and I could buy airplane glue without my parents there.
Heck, when I was a kid, we had Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I am thinking about buying a [bicycle]. Does anyone have any experience with it?
Buy first, ask later.
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