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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,452
Posted By Bici3

While pouring Gatorade into a bottle at one of my...

While pouring Gatorade into a bottle at one of my Snickers Bar stops I heard over my shoulder...


"Hey, dems some awful ***goty lookin' clothes".



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Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Bici3

BIKE EAST & WEST has a week long turing ride...

BIKE EAST & WEST has a week long turing ride vacation in Italia.

10% of the rate for participating goes to an Arizona Charity that Bike East & West sponsors.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,529
Posted By Bici3

We have some steep climbs in Italia; however, the...

We have some steep climbs in Italia; however, the ancients built castle villages on the top of those switch-back hills for a reason.

We just ask that you keep your eyes open on the descents.
...
Forum: Triathlon
12-22-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Bici3

My Tri bike is 650, and I have always loved the...

My Tri bike is 650, and I have always loved the response from it. My road frame is 700 and I like that as well during the climbs of Italia each summer.
When I ride with a group going long, I enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By Bici3

I will with no doubt agree with ya here D.D. ...

I will with no doubt agree with ya here D.D.

I have a friend who has 30 years ER experience.

Four hours after the 4th of July barbecue, or Thanksgiving dinner the ER gets hit with a mysterious...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Bici3

This is one of my favorite climbs on our tour of...

This is one of my favorite climbs on our tour of three regions. Usually it is part of the loop we ride on the second day.

It's really cool to see our riders hit the Tuscan border near this road....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Bici3

Life before Cycling!

Grisham's latest Novel Playing for Pizza. A read about an NFL Quarterback who adventures to Italia to play a season of American Football there.

Most every page parallels my time in Italia prior...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,416
Posted By Bici3

I always seem to have the same thoughts...

I always seem to have the same thoughts immediately after a bird flies, and a seething "You MF'er" comes from the complete stranger seated on my saddle.

I'm glad I have the same rational thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,298
Posted By Bici3

I teach HS as well. Our student parking lot is...

I teach HS as well. Our student parking lot is electronically surveilled. All students with a parking spot are registered make, model, plate.

I hope for you, as well as all of us, same is at...
10-26-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By Bici3

I gotta go with Machka on this one. In and out...

I gotta go with Machka on this one. In and out works pretty well.

Breathing and turning pedal cranks at the same time...
I still have trouble with the gum-walking and chewing. Do I initiate the...
10-26-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Bici3

Eat as I'm walking out the door. Mostly - Peanut...

Eat as I'm walking out the door. Mostly - Peanut butter and honey sandwich, chased with an espresso.


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09-26-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Bici3

Traveling internationally I too catch a bug...

Traveling internationally I too catch a bug periodically. Coming from Italia after a weeks riding there my defenses do run low.

Symptoms above the neck - go; but, go EZ.

Recovery from training...
09-18-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Bici3

I would stick to basic simple changes starting by...

I would stick to basic simple changes starting by limiting your personal "food vices".
If these are yours...

Cut down to couple of beers a week. Down to 3 sodas a week. 1 cookie instead of 3. ...
09-18-07, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Bici3

No worries about the mis-placed post. One click...

No worries about the mis-placed post. One click up or down can happen to anyone.

Other than the tour operation to Italia I operate, I have been a competitive triathlete for 17 years, and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,434
Posted By Bici3

We see them all over the Italian hillsides every...

We see them all over the Italian hillsides every summer. Maybe made in Taiwan, "Pero... l'Italiani" love them!


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Bici3

During our touring ride of the central Adriatic...

During our touring ride of the central Adriatic coast, we frequently find local festivals in town during the evenings. They are the equivalent of neighborhood block parties.

Locally made reds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,357
Posted By Bici3

I was on that stretch of road last week, and may...

I was on that stretch of road last week, and may be there tomorrow AM as well.

At one time, I lived a few miles North, off of M-52. I am extremely familiar with the roads, and a friend of a...
Forum: Europe
09-03-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bici3

Bike East & West - has a tour of "Three Regions"...

Bike East & West - has a tour of "Three Regions" of the Adriatic coast south of Riccione. Our clients include social cyclists, to Cat 5. Rides are from 40-60 miles day (As far as 90 miles if you...
08-20-07, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Bici3

I love my strength sessions... As soon as...

I love my strength sessions...

As soon as done riding I rotate - 6 sets of pull-ups equalling 55 reps one day, and sets equalling 90 dips the other - 3x week. 15min. per session.
Winter when the...
08-20-07, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Bici3

I think the diet looks prettty good for the 100...

I think the diet looks prettty good for the 100 mile days. The 150 days may need more calories during the ride itself.
I think you'll do well if you truly drink all of the fluid you're carrying over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-07, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Bici3

I have a friend who frequently trains on 28's. ...

I have a friend who frequently trains on 28's.

He's approx. 220 at the largest.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,632
Posted By Bici3

After returning to the States after playing...

After returning to the States after playing football professionally (American) in Italia, I found few choices other than bar league softball to satisfy my competitive vice.

Bought a Bianchi...
07-24-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bici3

In spending and cycling significant lengths of...

In spending and cycling significant lengths of time in Italia, I concur with the benefits of lower numbers of consumed calories at dinnertime. A typical Italian breakfast leaves much to be desired. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Bici3

Paolo Bettini in Italia!

Saw the Specialized ad featuring Bettini in the villages of Italia. Exactly how we ride in the regions.

Really cool to see same type of sights on TV!



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Forum: Triathlon
07-17-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Bici3

As for results from entering and exiting clipped...

As for results from entering and exiting clipped shoes on the fly...

I have a client who dropped her T1 time from 3min. down to :50 secs.
Her T2 down to :51 from 3:10 last Sunday.

Both from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bici3

Like others have posted... Pull up and say...

Like others have posted... Pull up and say "hello".

I've been doing it for years. In English, and Italian. As "ciclisti" what makes us different, is far less than what makes us similar.

Just 3...
07-13-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Bici3

Are you all in Phx getting in sufficient ride...

Are you all in Phx getting in sufficient ride time in that heat?

I was down there about 5 June's ago, doing a "domestique week" for a friend who was riding X-country for charity. You might know...
Forum: Triathlon
07-12-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Bici3

I have my tri-clients practice unstrapping, and...

I have my tri-clients practice unstrapping, and removing bike shoes on the fly as T2 approaches. They then pedal for a few 00 meters, and finally do a rolling dismount while their feet are on top of...
07-10-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Bici3

Today's Finish!!!

I have had countless "TdF winner prediction" discussions with fellow riders while riding in, and since, our return from Italia 2 weeks ago.
After watching today's coverage, I don't care who wins....
05-17-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By Bici3

I eat "Ringo's" chocolate cookies when I'm there...

I eat "Ringo's" chocolate cookies when I'm there each summer.
They're nothing special. Just something that I really enjoy. Especially when we go long while riding the three regions. I also supply...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bici3

I was in town for a friends wedding a few years...

I was in town for a friends wedding a few years ago. Did this loop starting at the Bike shop in Blue Diamond.

Great photos!!!



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Forum: Europe
04-26-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bici3

Ciao! If you are going to road ride (30-90...

Ciao!

If you are going to road ride (30-90 mile ranges) buy something quality here, and take it with you. Keep it very secure around town. You can also find terrific quality used bikes for usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,775
Posted By Bici3

My 12 year-old daughter has the 730. She rides it...

My 12 year-old daughter has the 730. She rides it hard! Waiting anxiously for her racing season.
Keeps asking when she can come to Italia with us.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,705
Posted By Bici3

On non-riding days, I will go a minimum of 8 mi....

On non-riding days, I will go a minimum of 8 mi. and gradually build to 15 over the summer. If Ironman training... Much more.
There are few hills near home, so run training supplements a lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,463
Posted By Bici3

Great point! I've taken this bicycling stuff...

Great point!

I've taken this bicycling stuff from professional football and triathlon, all the way to riding each summer through the Italian countryside.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,396
Posted By Bici3

Trader Joe's has a "High Potency Multiple Vitamin...

Trader Joe's has a "High Potency Multiple Vitamin & Mineral".
360 tablets for $12.
Probably has the same effect as most... Use some, excrete some. $12 seems like a reasonable amount to invest for...
Forum: Triathlon
03-31-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Bici3

Ford Ranger put me thru his windshield 2...

Ford Ranger put me thru his windshield 2 Septembers ago. PT had me do the push-ups / toes on the ball, in order to rehab the fractured Scapula and Ribs. Hated every second of it, but got stronger...
Forum: Triathlon
03-31-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Bici3

Distance...5k-20k-5k? 2 hrs. before the...

Distance...5k-20k-5k?

2 hrs. before the gun - PB & honey sandwich. 20oz. sport drink. Small coffee on the road.
30 min. before the gun - 1/2 a Powerbar, 1/2 btl. water.
5 min. pre-gun - 1 big...
03-31-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Bici3

What a great question! I can live with...

What a great question!

I can live with conjecture regarding this issue.
If I do not follow my stretch routine nightly for 20 min., I will not sleep comfortably. Toss n' turn all night. The...
03-30-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Bici3

Any stretches that keep tension in the "belly" of...

Any stretches that keep tension in the "belly" of the muscle. Begin with Quads. Tendon and ligament stress need to be avoided. Slightly bending the knees accomplishes this well for posterior muscle...
03-30-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 44,151
Posted By Bici3

Try riding as long as you possibly can everyday....

Try riding as long as you possibly can everyday. Fall over sideways on your backyard lawn in supreme exhaustion. Laugh in exquisite, delerious pain and joy. Rinse off in cold water from the garden...
03-30-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By Bici3

99.9% based on Interest & Motivation. - .1% on...

99.9% based on Interest & Motivation. - .1% on genetics.

Woods, Jordan, B.Gates, Armstrong, (both Lance, and Neil) G.S. Patton, Spud Webb. Anyone remember Mack Herron? (5'1" St Louis Cardinals -...
03-30-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bici3

I promise - by tomorrow AM, I will have...

I promise - by tomorrow AM, I will have purchased, and will hereby have "per pranzo" (for lunch) Sun-dried tomato hummus, and smoked salmon on a whwheat bagel.
Probably one "pre-dinner" too. Which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By Bici3

Based in Dearborn when not travel riding. ...

Based in Dearborn when not travel riding.

Hines to Northville, A2, and points West. Outer Drive to Grosse Ile.

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Forum: Foo
03-30-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,140
Posted By Bici3

I believe we lost the obesity war when people...

I believe we lost the obesity war when people forgot to use the greatest sentence(s) ever screamed by a mom...

"You kids get out of this G-D'd house! - Now go out and play before I beat you with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,311
Posted By Bici3

To have riders experience the Italia we have...

To have riders experience the Italia we have enjoyed riding for years!

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03-25-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bici3

I am going to try all of these suggestions. ...

I am going to try all of these suggestions.

You... Yah, The quality control guy!!! All must kneel and pay homage to the "Line Boss" in His Majesty's Service.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Bici3

My daughter has been involved with triathlon,...

My daughter has been involved with triathlon, cycling, and fitness lifestyle since 4 mos. old.
We are currently just starting out on her second road bike thanks to the guys at Cadence Cycle.

As...
03-23-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bici3

I have had occassion to hang out with a sommalier...

I have had occassion to hang out with a sommalier in Italia.
Some of the wine they have at TJ's is = in quality to what is virtually illegal to take home from Italia.
...
03-23-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bici3

I'd love to pedal down "ta alanna" myself, and...

I'd love to pedal down "ta alanna" myself, and join ya'll. I never need an excuse to get into a TJ's.


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