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Forum: Recumbent
02-09-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By MaxBender

+1 I ended up buying a rather plain Bell...

+1
I ended up buying a rather plain Bell helmet, just because it fit my melon head better than any of the others, including the $150 and up models.
Forum: Triathlon
02-08-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By MaxBender

Trek = Lance Wins TDF Time Trials Cervelo =...

Trek = Lance Wins TDF Time Trials

Cervelo = Most Common at Kona
02-08-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By MaxBender

On one charity century ride that I did, the rest...

On one charity century ride that I did, the rest stop around mile 60 was offering chili dogs...
02-08-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By MaxBender

If it works and you like it... Enjoy the...

If it works and you like it...

Enjoy the ride. :)
Forum: Triathlon
02-08-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By MaxBender

If you change anything on the bike, do it well...

If you change anything on the bike, do it well enough in advance of the event to test it a few times.

Race day is not a good time to discover drivetrain problems.
02-08-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By MaxBender

A proper lunch during a long ride makes me (more)...

A proper lunch during a long ride makes me (more) sluggish.

I've had better luck with small snacks along the way.
02-07-08, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,161
Posted By MaxBender

9 speed road or 10 speed road?

So I'm shopping around for a road bike, and have it narrowed down.

My big question: What drivetrain is better for Clyde Riding? 9 Speed, 10 Speed, or either one?

The ten speed gears go down to...
Forum: Triathlon
01-28-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By MaxBender

From the Boat

If you can get in the water for the opening shot, even just waist deep (and out of the way) you will get the greatest amount of people at their highest energy and intensity level, all charging into...
Forum: Triathlon
01-27-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,863
Posted By MaxBender

I have a relatively low power prescription, so I...

I have a relatively low power prescription, so I just skip the lenses and go.

Note: Not recommended if you must rely on radar to get around without your glasses.
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By MaxBender

Rocketing Downhill

Not a trike, but I got my Rans Rocket going 48 mph for a while down a long, steep, mountain.

Thought 1: Man, this is like a space shuttle re-entry.
Thought 2: Did I tighten all the nuts and bolts...
Forum: Triathlon
01-09-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By MaxBender

Very Cool Mick. Nice lid on the Aerodrink,...

Very Cool Mick.

Nice lid on the Aerodrink, too, instead of the yellow sponge thing. Where do you get those?
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By MaxBender

Pedals are much higher in the Strada than the...

Pedals are much higher in the Strada than the V-Rex.
Be sure you are comfortable with the one you choose.

Bias here, too: I ride a Rocket, and can take off the seat and wheels and throw it in the...
Forum: Triathlon
10-28-07, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By MaxBender

Good luck! :)

Good luck! :)
Forum: Triathlon
10-28-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By MaxBender

Print her out some stories about Sister Madonna...

Print her out some stories about Sister Madonna Buder.
Forum: Triathlon
10-28-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By MaxBender

Save time, and listen to Pat Benatar's "All Fired...

Save time, and listen to Pat Benatar's "All Fired Up" on your iPod.
Forum: Triathlon
10-14-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By MaxBender

The local running training club here says they...

The local running training club here says they can get you ready to finish a marathon in six months if you can walk/run 3 miles in 45 minutes.
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-07, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By MaxBender

Dance with the one that brung ya!

Dance with the one that brung ya!
Forum: Foo
10-09-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By MaxBender

Thank you for your service to the public,...

Thank you for your service to the public, Steven...

On the clock or not.
Forum: Foo
10-09-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MaxBender

You married your sister?

You married your sister?
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By MaxBender

Picture of the jackshaft?

Picture of the jackshaft?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By MaxBender

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By MaxBender

+1 Eggbeaters Rock

+1

Eggbeaters Rock
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By MaxBender

Most pegs are threaded for bolt on BMX type...

Most pegs are threaded for bolt on BMX type wheels, not the quick release type on most recumbents.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,503
Posted By MaxBender

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess there are a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess there are a lot of Cannondale fans out there! :)

My local LBS with the expert mechanics is a Trek/Lemond only dealer, at least for the sub $4,000 range.

I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,503
Posted By MaxBender

2008 Treks gone cheap

So I'm thinking of buying a new road bike next spring, and figured a Trek 1500 would be the way to go.
105 Components, price under $1,000 depending on whether or not it is on sale, and decent wheels...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By MaxBender

While bragging about my buddy's first marathon, a...

While bragging about my buddy's first marathon, a couch potato type lady asked if his finishing time of 6 hours was "fast"

I asked her how that compared to her personal best marathon time, and she...
Forum: Triathlon
09-06-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By MaxBender

A key training point regarding capital events: ...

A key training point regarding capital events:

Do not sign up for another one, or swear off all of them, for at least a week after...

And by the way, didn't Jimmy Buffet say something like if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,131
Posted By MaxBender

+1 It wouldn't hurt to have a large sticker....

+1

It wouldn't hurt to have a large sticker. I don't even like the 8 point font that most bike price tags are printed on.

Line 'em up, cheap on the left, carbon pro bikes on the right, and I...
Forum: Triathlon
09-03-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By MaxBender

Just wear the full wetsuit in the pool, and if...

Just wear the full wetsuit in the pool, and if anyone asks, tell them to back off because you are training for Ironman.

(They do not even need to know about the 70.3/140.6 thing)
Forum: Triathlon
09-03-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By MaxBender

http://jillbnimble.com/

http://jillbnimble.com/
Forum: Triathlon
09-01-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By MaxBender

Good call on the helmet. Now if anyone asks why...

Good call on the helmet. Now if anyone asks why use a helmet, you can say you wear one all the time, but have only used it once. :)
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By MaxBender

It probably is your shoe/pedal connection more...

It probably is your shoe/pedal connection more than the bike.

I get the occasional numb right foot on my Rocket, and got the same thing once when I rode the same pedals and shoes on an upright. I...
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-07, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By MaxBender

Been there, done that at a beach triathlon. Got...

Been there, done that at a beach triathlon. Got passed on the beach bike by a Townie, and passed on the run (again in the sand) by a barefoot lady with "60" written on her left calf.

On the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-26-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By MaxBender

Running barefoot probably cuts the 'ol transition...

Running barefoot probably cuts the 'ol transition time a bit, and pretty much kills the socks/no socks debate. :)
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By MaxBender

And the bum left the wheels on the truck!

And the bum left the wheels on the truck!
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By MaxBender

+1 I have a big fat scuba gear hanger that...

+1

I have a big fat scuba gear hanger that works nicely. All the drips go down the drain.
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By MaxBender

Ride it, see if you like it.

Ride it, see if you like it.
Forum: Triathlon
08-13-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By MaxBender

P2C looks cooler, and Cervelo is more popular at...

P2C looks cooler, and Cervelo is more popular at Kona
Forum: Triathlon
08-13-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By MaxBender

Set some goals to progress to. If you have an...

Set some goals to progress to. If you have an event or goal in mind for when you return, it makes all those workouts have a purpose, and makes them easier to stick to.

Thank you for serving your...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By MaxBender

stokers

The tandem opposite of
"the captain goes down with the ship"
as applied to bicycles:

Stoker makes
No mistakes
Forum: Triathlon
05-11-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By MaxBender

Yeah, I tried using the old pod on some track...

Yeah, I tried using the old pod on some track workouts early in the season...

Guns-N-Roses "You could be mine" let me know that Axel's speed and mine don't really match for a decent run pace.
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By MaxBender

Tech tips involving magnet orientation and...

Tech tips involving magnet orientation and distance from hub here:
http://sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputers/index.html

Only other suggestion I have is maybe Trek computers are not compatible with...
Forum: Triathlon
05-08-07, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By MaxBender

Wow, didn't think about that. I guess enforcement...

Wow, didn't think about that. I guess enforcement was a little lax, especially with so many people ipodding on the run.

Next up: Beach Bum Tri in Hilton Head, SC.
Swim 500 yards in the surf, then...
Forum: Triathlon
05-08-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,564
Posted By MaxBender

I did Looks for my first Tri, and did not like...

I did Looks for my first Tri, and did not like "clopping" around the transition area.

It's mountain shoes and Eggbeaters next time! :)
Forum: Triathlon
05-06-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By MaxBender

First Tri Done, with no hat!

Hey Everyone,

I just completed my first triathlon, at the sprint distance. www.firsttri.com

Thanks for the hat tips. Since it was overcast/rainy, I went hatless and had a great time. :D

One...
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By MaxBender

Very nice, rplong. Now if only I could...

Very nice, rplong.

Now if only I could figure out how to keep the beer from bouncing out! :)
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By MaxBender

Tri hat or no hat?

My first Tri (sprint distance) is in 2 days, and I am wondering what everybody wears on their head during the run.

Ball cap?
Do rag?
Stadler-style visor?
Nothing?
Forum: Triathlon
04-30-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By MaxBender

Not sure what insulin pumps cost, but this...

Not sure what insulin pumps cost, but this company makes one suitable for scuba diving...

http://www.animascorp.com

Barring the cost of that, Maybe a small pelican case:
Drill a small hole for...
04-28-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By MaxBender

Sigma

I've had great success with the Cateye Astrale 8 and the Sigma Sport 1600 with Cadence.

Both are reliable, but I prefer the Sigma because the display is a little easier to read.
Under the bottom...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By MaxBender

Faster tires than Primo Comets?

I need to replace the Primo Comet 20x1.5 tires that came on my Rans Rocket, after many faithful miles

Any experienced suggestions for a fast 406/20 inch tire for a Short Wheelbase Recumbent?
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