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01-29-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,698
Posted By gixser11

Awesome ride and great pics. Having ridden all...

Awesome ride and great pics. Having ridden all of those rodes on motorcycle I know them fairly well and how challenging that had to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,920
Posted By gixser11

I am doing the same thing with my Forerunner 301,...

I am doing the same thing with my Forerunner 301, using it on the bike and running with it. I also use my Polar 725 since the Forerunner doesn't have cadence.
Man, I really wanted to do that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 03:31 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,920
Posted By gixser11

Looks like I will go with the Forerunner 305. It...

Looks like I will go with the Forerunner 305. It should be able to strap to a bike but lugging the Edge around while running would not be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,920
Posted By gixser11

I am having trouble deciding on the 2. I am...

I am having trouble deciding on the 2. I am leaning toward the 305 as I can use that running as well, unless there is a major difference I am missing somewhere. The big question is can you use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By gixser11

I got the same thing in the mail yesterday. 2...

I got the same thing in the mail yesterday. 2 warnings in 2 envelopes. I never would have noticed the stickers on the back if not reading this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-06, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By gixser11

Nice start. I am a hair over 400 miles for the...

Nice start. I am a hair over 400 miles for the first week. I can't keep that up though now that I am back to work this week. Weather was awesome last week. I went short sleeves for the first time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By gixser11

I need to quit trying to go to fast in certain...

I need to quit trying to go to fast in certain situations. For example running red lights when it is clear. Not slowing enough when approaching other riders on MUP to account for possible erratic...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By gixser11

The only thing I noticed after switching to...

The only thing I noticed after switching to Armadillos is that I don't get flats anymore. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-06, 06:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,036
Posted By gixser11

I just got back from the strand myself. Awesome...

I just got back from the strand myself. Awesome day. I started inland and when I got to the strand it must have been a good 10 degrees cooler with the ocean air. The wind was very compliant today.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By gixser11

I plan on purchasing this as well. Even though I...

I plan on purchasing this as well. Even though I have the 201 and 301 and don't really need it, I will get it anyway as I am a gadget geek.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,452
Posted By gixser11

Not close to being as heavy as an all steel bike...

Not close to being as heavy as an all steel bike and rides sweet. Close in price to titanium? That is news to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By gixser11

I have tried numerous sports drinks and...

I have tried numerous sports drinks and Accelerade is the worst so far, nasty, pungent soapy taste to it. Currently I am drinking Cytomax and GU20 with good results.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By gixser11

Big Props to Polar

Sent my Polar S725 and both wearlink straps in to Polar a couple of weeks ago for battery replacements on all three. Sent a check for 13 dollars to cover the battery and return postage.
Today I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,227
Posted By gixser11

Good Point on water consumption. The new...

Good Point on water consumption.
The new Gatorade Endurance has a lot more sodium in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By gixser11

GPS Software

Anyone recommend good aftermarket GPS mapping software. Preferably free but if it is good enough I am willing to pay. I have been uploading my rides via my Garmin 301 using their software and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By gixser11

Not necessary with the T31. It will give you an...

Not necessary with the T31. It will give you an accurate reading bone dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By gixser11

I have had my T31 for over a year now with no...

I have had my T31 for over a year now with no problems. Both of my wearlinks are at Polar now being fixed. I really liked the fit of the Wearlink better but it is not as durable at least not in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By gixser11

Wearlink is definitely more comfortable. However...

Wearlink is definitely more comfortable. However you do not have to moisten the electrodes on the T31. I have both... I seem to have better luck getting a signal with the T31.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-05, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By gixser11

The lack of vehicle traffic in that area makes...

The lack of vehicle traffic in that area makes that century very enticing to me. My only concern and that is a minor one is the relatively small group of riders in the event as I really wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By gixser11

Giving it some serious consideration..

Giving it some serious consideration..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By gixser11

Those are 2 lane back country roads. Traffic has...

Those are 2 lane back country roads. Traffic has picked up over the past few years with all the Indian casinos popping up in that area but shouldn't be to bad. Like mentioned though, not much of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By gixser11

I have the S725 and a Garmin 301 and I ride with...

I have the S725 and a Garmin 301 and I ride with both. I previously was using the Garmin 201 but just upgraded to the 301 since the 305 was delayed again.
I like the features of both and I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By gixser11

I remember this problem about 2 years ago when...

I remember this problem about 2 years ago when the Garmin 201 first came out. They put out a release date and it was continually pushed back.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,240
Posted By gixser11

I think that a marathon is slightly harder than a...

I think that a marathon is slightly harder than a century. In my experience they are very close though, partly because I have ran for a long time and am a reltively new road cyclist. I did my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By gixser11

According to Polar with barometer it was closer...

According to Polar with barometer it was closer to 4900 ft of climbing. My rating for difficulty is way up there, probably about an 8 with 10 being the hardest. With that being said it was my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-05, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By gixser11

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=143308...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=143308

I loved it as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By gixser11

Another First Century, Completed today!!

I finished the Tour de Poway earlier today (104.7 miles total). Awesome ride, especially for someone who hasn't been in the hills before. By my Polar 725 I had indicated just shy of 5000 feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By gixser11

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By gixser11

Century tomorrow, couple questions?

Scheduled for my first century tomorrow morning. I can't wait.
I have never been in an organized biking event and I am wondering where to place the paper number that I have for the race? I plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By gixser11

I went from the 625 to the 725. Like mentioned...

I went from the 625 to the 725. Like mentioned above, unfortunately the 725 doesn't have the autopause feature. It has to be done manually. Not sure why they did this as the lower end models have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By gixser11

I recently started wearing a camelback and it...

I recently started wearing a camelback and it improved my long rides dramatically. I used to always get close to bonking at the end of my 3-4+ hour rides but now I feel great. I just wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By gixser11

I used an aftermarket IRDA and it worked, but not...

I used an aftermarket IRDA and it worked, but not as smoothly as the Polar which I purchased online. While waiting for the Polar in the mail I tried the standar IRDA device and it worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By gixser11

Anyone do or doing the Tour de Poway?

Giving this some serious thought. It takes place October 2nd. It will be my first organized ride. They have a few different options for lengths. The full blown 100, metric century and I think a 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By gixser11

Well I broke down and purchased the M.U.L.E. I...

Well I broke down and purchased the M.U.L.E. I will test it out on Friday and see what I think. I am still going to use my water bottles so I will only fill the 3.0 Liter to about half. The amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By gixser11

Anyone use a backpack???

I am thinking of buying the M.U.L.E. camelback and wondering if anyone has feedback on it or something similiar. Looked at it today and it is relatively small but at the same time has some decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,325
Posted By gixser11

Glad I read this post as I was about to upgrade...

Glad I read this post as I was about to upgrade from my 201 to the 301 but I think I will wait on the edge 305 now. I use my Polar 725 along with the Garmin 201. I was going to upgrade to the 301...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-04, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gixser11

That wind was tough today. Did my usual ride...

That wind was tough today. Did my usual ride looping around San Diego bay. Going south from Coronado I am used the nice tailwind from the west-northwest. Today there must have been an eddy off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-04, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By gixser11

Love my 04 Zurich as well. Enjoy.

Love my 04 Zurich as well.

Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,822
Posted By gixser11

2059 calories yesterday on a 40.2 mile ride as...

2059 calories yesterday on a 40.2 mile ride as per my Polar S725.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-04, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By gixser11

The vacation was 10 days. I started doing a 24...

The vacation was 10 days. I started doing a 24 mile loop. About as flat as you can get. I stayed with the same route but did out and backs at various points gradually building up the mileage. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-04, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By gixser11

Can't wait until weekend

Back to work from my vacation (My vacation was riding every day) and am jonesing to get back on my road bike. Don't have enough time during the week to really ride but I do fit a workout on a...
09-30-04, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,478
Posted By gixser11

I am no authority on it, just the fact that I...

I am no authority on it, just the fact that I have never been on a road that said shared roadway such as this one. When I ran a lot I always went went the flow on the island and never had any close...
09-30-04, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,478
Posted By gixser11

It is still a public roadway and she is just as...

It is still a public roadway and she is just as entitled to be there as the cyclists are.
09-29-04, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,478
Posted By gixser11

There are numerous signs posted on the island...

There are numerous signs posted on the island that it is a shared roadway for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles. I have never seen signs like that posted on other roads. Being a "shared roadway"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By gixser11

Yeah I have seen a few close vehicle and cycle...

Yeah I have seen a few close vehicle and cycle encounters. I have also seen packs of riders take the whole road and not pull off to the side with vehicles behind them.
The worst though is when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By gixser11

I have ran the island many times. I usually go...

I have ran the island many times. I usually go with traffic and stay on the left side of the road. There is a white line and pavement to the left of the white line that is adequate to run on. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By gixser11

Some bikers are to intense on the road.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040924/news_lz1s24bikepth.html

Apparently this Thursday crew think Fiesta Island is their personal race track. Crazy stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By gixser11

Awesome shoe.

Awesome shoe.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 12:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,881
Posted By gixser11

Good luck for your team. VB is definitely better...

Good luck for your team. VB is definitely better than the Tooheys. My first time having Tooheys it seemed to taste better but you cant go wrong with VB. Oh and if it is the grand final you must...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-04, 12:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,881
Posted By gixser11

For all the Aussies out there, I really miss...

For all the Aussies out there, I really miss chugging VB and Tooeys while I was in the land of OZ.
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