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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,419
Posted By The Van

4:29 in high school (1996). Gave up running since...

4:29 in high school (1996). Gave up running since it took a sub 4:20 mile to make any college track team. Took up running again post college and was able to improve to a 4:26 mile in 2003. Hit a 5km...
Forum: Foo
04-13-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,997
Posted By The Van

Ok, I'll play.... one the shots of my friend's...

Ok, I'll play.... one the shots of my friend's band when they were playing at a pub in Scotland.

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/band_jpg.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By The Van

When I lived in the UK I used them on a regular...

When I lived in the UK I used them on a regular basis and never had a problem. Most other cyclists I knew used them and never had a problem. Not sure about their international service
10-29-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,149
Posted By The Van

I will be the first to agree with you. I...

I will be the first to agree with you.

I commute in heavy traffic so have to brake hard a lot. I had been riding with those cables for two years (both winter and summer), so I'm not all that...
10-29-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,149
Posted By The Van

I never changed mine until one day I was...

I never changed mine until one day I was commuting in traffic and a car made a turn without looking. Grabbed the front brake hard... SNAP... grabbed the rear brake hard.... SNAP. Both cables snapped...
Forum: Foo
07-06-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 228,277
Posted By The Van

ok, here are my pics. Just bought a SLR last...

ok, here are my pics. Just bought a SLR last year. Learing a lot...... but A LOT to learn....

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/croatia_jpg.jpg...
07-06-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 114,547
Posted By The Van

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/croatia_...

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/croatia_jpg.jpg
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/band_jpg.jpg
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/barrels_jpg.jpg
06-28-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,590
Posted By The Van

I wish my life was exciting enough that some one...

I wish my life was exciting enough that some one would actually want to kill me......
06-28-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,590
Posted By The Van

I agree, I think this is what happened. I've been...

I agree, I think this is what happened. I've been riding this bike for about 2 years (same cables), but with a lot of heavy breaking due to riding mostly fast downtown rush hour traffic.
06-28-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,590
Posted By The Van

Not sure about the make of cables, they came...

Not sure about the make of cables, they came stock on my IRO Jamie Roy. The bike is only about two years old, but I use the bike every day for city commuting so am on the brakes a lot.
06-28-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,590
Posted By The Van

Catastrofic brake cable failure

So I wasn't really sure where to post this since I was commuting from work riding my single speed when this happened..... so it spans a few different forums.

Was riding along at maybe 18mph on a...
06-28-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 114,547
Posted By The Van

Poor brakes ...

Poor brakes

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/insidebrake.jpg<br>
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/brake.jpg<br>
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/brakewire.jpg<br>
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,744
Posted By The Van

Mallets on my MTB, and beaters on my commuter....

Mallets on my MTB, and beaters on my commuter. Both used for 2 years.... nothing, nada.... smooth
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-08, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By The Van

When my bike was stolen I found out that it was...

When my bike was stolen I found out that it was covered by my renters insurance (All State). Didn't require anything special. Just the original store receipt and serial number. Got full replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-08, 01:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,581
Posted By The Van

Canon 30D, with an assortment of lenses. 24-70mm...

Canon 30D, with an assortment of lenses. 24-70mm 2.8L, 10-22mm, and a 50mm 1.8.

It isn't about the camera.... more a function of the glass.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 01:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,406
Posted By The Van

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/mysolois...

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/mysoloist.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-12-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,090
Posted By The Van

Wow, I am surprised to hear all these horror...

Wow, I am surprised to hear all these horror stories. I wanted to get it for a long time and waited. About 7 people I know went through it with good results before I really seriously looked into it....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 60,166
Posted By The Van

Yeah I know..... we get lucky here every once and...

Yeah I know..... we get lucky here every once and awhile. It is a rare day that it isn't either raining or has 25 mph winds... or both.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-07, 04:07 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 60,166
Posted By The Van

Some shots where I was testing out my new 10-22mm...

Some shots where I was testing out my new 10-22mm super wide angle lens for my Canon D-SLR

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/frontquarter.jpg...
12-08-07, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 114,547
Posted By The Van

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/frontqua...

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/frontquarter.jpg
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/frontquarter2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-07, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By The Van

How fast your heart rate drops does relate to...

How fast your heart rate drops does relate to fitness level, but more on the anaerobic side.

Essentially, if you can drop your heart rate fast, then it means you can recover quickly from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-07, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By The Van

I had a CAAD 7 and now have the Soloist. Both...

I had a CAAD 7 and now have the Soloist. Both great bikes. Can't comment on the CAAD 9, but can't imagine it too be too different CAAD 7. Both the Cervelo and Cannondale are amazingly stiff and great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By The Van

Also hasn't been mentioned, but keep in mind if...

Also hasn't been mentioned, but keep in mind if you are going to use the bike for double duty.... ie triathlons/TTs and road riding.

I posted above that I am 6'1" with a 34.5" inseam and am on a...
11-20-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 114,547
Posted By The Van

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/mysolois...

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/mysoloist.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By The Van

I switched to the 2007 UT Centaur earlier this...

I switched to the 2007 UT Centaur earlier this year. +1 on everything else has already said.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By The Van

6'1", 34.5" inseam. Ride a 58, but agree with...

6'1", 34.5" inseam. Ride a 58, but agree with some of the other people who have posted. Sizing for you might range depending on how you want it to fit.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,204
Posted By The Van

How about this one....... ...

How about this one.......

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/em.jpg
10-17-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 114,547
Posted By The Van

me test ...

me test
http://www.donavanchronicles.com/pictures/em.jpg
09-27-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By The Van

Think of it this way..... is it possible to gain...

Think of it this way..... is it possible to gain 20 lbs in three weeks? Nope.

Only hope is to not eat!
Forum: Foo
09-26-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By The Van

Lucky Brand Jeans Only brand I found that...

Lucky Brand Jeans

Only brand I found that actually fits my tall skinny *****.

30" waist, 34" inseam
06-15-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By The Van

Here is some food (err I mean drink) for...

Here is some food (err I mean drink) for thought..... if you actually crunch the numbers it is pretty shocking....

1 can of Coke = 39 grams of sugar
4 cans a day = 156 grams
about 32 teaspoons...
05-02-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,630,496
Posted By The Van

Knockburn Olympic distance triathlon last year....

Knockburn Olympic distance triathlon last year. Bike course was three laps with a huge climb at the end of each lap. Picture was taken at the crest.

...
02-25-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By The Van

I've owned both.... well a CADD 7 optimo and a...

I've owned both.... well a CADD 7 optimo and a Cervelo Soloist AL. For crits I would go with the Cannondale. It is a better sprinting bike. To me, it felt like it had a better power deliverly. More...
02-25-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By The Van

I actually just got back from being there. I live...

I actually just got back from being there. I live in Aberdeen Scotland and went down on Saturday to watch. Couldn't stick around Sunday cause I had an early flight back. Was able to catch all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Van

....oh yeah, guess I should add my story. 1...

....oh yeah, guess I should add my story.

1 year old Cannondale was stolen out of a locked garage along with an assortment of my power tools. I can only imagine some bike thief trying to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Van

Wow.. you've had bikes stolen in Norway? I go to...

Wow.. you've had bikes stolen in Norway? I go to Stavanger all the time for work (just got back yesterday) and always thought of Norway as a place that is pretty much crime free. Guess no where is...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,345
Posted By The Van

I think Lance Armstrong said the same thing when...

I think Lance Armstrong said the same thing when he finished the NYC marathon......:D :D

Good witty comeback to the nurse....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-06, 07:35 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,728
Posted By The Van

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/images/knockburnb...

http://www.donavanchronicles.com/images/knockburnbike1.jpg

Olympic distance triathlon in Scotland. Picture was taken on the crest of a wicked climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,882
Posted By The Van

Is anything wrong with the Candies**********?...

Is anything wrong with the Candies**********? they are great

I have both regular egg beaters and platform egg beaters on my MTBs. Love them to death. On all my road bikes I have LOOKs.

Can't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,687
Posted By The Van

+1 on everything you said. I bought the 2005...

+1 on everything you said. I bought the 2005 model alloy Soloist equipped with Campy Centaur, FSA crank set, and Vista wheels. Back then they had two allow models.... the Team and Centaur. Team had...
Forum: Triathlon
06-16-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By The Van

don't know how much this helps, but my old road...

don't know how much this helps, but my old road bike was a 60cm Cannondale R800, My Cervelo soloist is a 58 cm and when I have it set up for triathlons (forward seat post) it fits perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By The Van

Nice Bike and sweet build up! Got mine about 6...

Nice Bike and sweet build up! Got mine about 6 months ago. Love it, climbings like a goat and goes like stink on the flats. I invested in a spare seat peg and saddle so I can switch it to the TT...
Forum: Foo
01-05-06, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,142
Posted By The Van

HAHAHAHA! I posted my reply without reading...

HAHAHAHA!

I posted my reply without reading EXCALIBUR's post. That is pretty funny how we both said the same thing about the alarm clock!

I can remember how annoying is was waking up, putting...
Forum: Foo
01-05-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,142
Posted By The Van

I had it done about three years ago and it was...

I had it done about three years ago and it was the single best investment I have ever made. I had been wearing glasses and/or contacts since I was 7 years old. Wearing glasses always was...
11-25-05, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 328,580
Posted By The Van

Just picked up a 2004 Trek Liquid 25 off of...

Just picked up a 2004 Trek Liquid 25 off of Craig's List. Only have had one ride on it so far, but it is sweet. Added some Egg Beaters to complete the package.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-05, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26,805
Views: 16,806,851
Posted By The Van

My new 2005 Cervelo Soloist Centaur...... well a...

My new 2005 Cervelo Soloist Centaur...... well a few months old.

Kinda a sad story with a happy ending. Two years ago I bought my first road bike, a 2004 Cannondale R800. I was very happy with the...
11-17-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By The Van

The bike is a bit out of the price range of what...

The bike is a bit out of the price range of what I am willing to spend. Found it on Craig's List (SF Bay). The guys is asking $800.00 for the complete bike. It have a 700c rear wheel and a 650c...
11-17-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By The Van

Turn this old TT bike into a fixie/ss?

So I will admit I am a roadie that likes to hang out in this forum and as a result don't really know too much about fixies/ss. I want to build up (long shot) or buy a single speed and have been...
11-03-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By The Van

I was wrong, the Liquid is an All Mountain bike...

I was wrong, the Liquid is an All Mountain bike according to the Trek website. Shows how much I know about mountain biking. :p
11-03-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By The Van

Getting into mountain biking.... is this a good deal?

So I am soon to be a convert from the roadie side of things. My company is moving me to Aberdeen Scotland for two years and I've heard they have some good mountain biking out there. I wanted to get a...
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