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01-05-06, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By mathmo

Why was the idea rejected? I think it is great,...

Why was the idea rejected? I think it is great, and it looks like slowtitch have done this in making a wiki....

http://slowtwitch.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Shall be interesting to see how...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,964
Posted By mathmo

Looks like somebody has started a wiki for...

Looks like somebody has started a wiki for cycling/triathlons/etc...


http://slowtwitch.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 05:09 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

Does anybody know of what shops sell Felt bikes...

Does anybody know of what shops sell Felt bikes in NZ?

Mainly I'd be very interested to know the $NZ price of this: http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/feltS32.shtml

On a related strand,...
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By mathmo

Oh, maybe because I generally don't carry...

Oh, maybe because I generally don't carry anything at all. :rolleyes:

If you get a flat just tough it out and carry your bike with you as you run back! If you get stranded 65km away think of...
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By mathmo

Cheers, thought so. Just is nice to have some...

Cheers, thought so. Just is nice to have some confirmation from somebody else!

Used to have it like that, just now these new profile century bars don't seem to be adjustable. Got extremely long...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By mathmo

You ain't crashed until you have to sort out...

You ain't crashed until you have to sort out which bits are your bones and which bits was the bike frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By mathmo

Nothing wrong with road pedals, although for a...

Nothing wrong with road pedals, although for a newbie using a mtb pedal instead at first does hold certain understandable appeal.

Anyway, regarding stuff breaking. EVERYTHING will eventually break...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,632
Posted By mathmo

He does make a point that is an easy to reach...

He does make a point that is an easy to reach goal. In fact I'd say if your fitness was high enough you could seriously get this amount of mileage done in only one ride per week! ;) :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Foo
01-03-06, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,208
Posted By mathmo

Seriously, remove it. Is annoying while cycling,...

Seriously, remove it. Is annoying while cycling, plus is extra weight. Or look at this way, are you going to spend more time riding your bike or spending standing it up?

Take it from me as bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By mathmo

Sadly those two are loosing with the other two in...

Sadly those two are loosing with the other two in front :(
:rolleyes:

But I did my bit and voted for "four or more", says something I'm pleased I could vote for that one! ;) :D :p

(and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By mathmo

Oops, getting kind of back on track to what the...

Oops, getting kind of back on track to what the original post was about.....

My experience from cycling is that it tends to make my running suffer (ok, not exactly back on track. :rolleyes: But...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By mathmo

I beg to differ.... I do a training ride now...

I beg to differ....

I do a training ride now and then from the local tri shop. I can stomp any of those dudes into the ground excepting the shop owner who is more than 20 years my junior. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 06:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,964
Posted By mathmo

Ever considered having a faq in a wiki format?...

Ever considered having a faq in a wiki format? Would seem ideal to be wkified. Don't know if there is currently a wiki addressing this, but I'm sure there would be one which would fit. Perhaps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By mathmo

Edit: oops! :eek: Sorry, wrong...

Edit:

oops! :eek:

Sorry, wrong thread..... :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 05:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,853
Posted By mathmo

Ahh ummm (from the safe annoymity of the internet...

Ahh ummm (from the safe annoymity of the internet and being many many miles away in nz :p ) why do you ride in combat boots? (and I'm trying very hard to ignore the other issue of the mirror or crack...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By mathmo

I sometimes get a bit surprised if I can NOT...

I sometimes get a bit surprised if I can NOT recall having some kind of mishap during the past month. :rolleyes: :p
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-06, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By mathmo

Doesn't matter what type of bike you are talking...

Doesn't matter what type of bike you are talking about, they all get a "fun ride" some of the time! Or a quick pop down to the shops on them...

Because riding all bikes are FUN!
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-06, 03:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By mathmo

Isn't that foolish, did 2005 Ironman NZ on...

Isn't that foolish, did 2005 Ironman NZ on basically no swimming (did one maybe two swims at a pool, and now other swimming at all other than what I did during a race!). Of course if you want to...
Forum: Triathlon
01-03-06, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By mathmo

Position on the aerobars.

Would I be correct to pressume I should have the pads of the aerobars roughly where my elbows are, perhaps only just in front of them?
01-02-06, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,372,608
Posted By mathmo

Sometimes at rare moments I'll just be hitting...

Sometimes at rare moments I'll just be hitting the 200 pounds needed to "qualify as clydesdale", but mostly I'm slightly below it. Does make me wish hills didn't exist, just seem to struggle up them...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By mathmo

Live with it, you are in oz. I'd rather be burnt...

Live with it, you are in oz. I'd rather be burnt than frozen! :D :P
Forum: Triathlon
01-02-06, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,996
Posted By mathmo

Why would a 1 degree incline become a huge climb?...

Why would a 1 degree incline become a huge climb? Why should there be such a difference in cycling up a 1 degree slop as opposed to on the flat?
Forum: Triathlon
01-02-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By mathmo

Can scarcely contain my disbelief! :eek: :p

Can scarcely contain my disbelief! :eek: :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

Spending it all on bike bits I hope! ;) :p ...

Spending it all on bike bits I hope! ;) :p

What he means is give me your number so that I'll be sure to look out for you to catch any and every possible drafting infringments you might do. ;) :p...
01-01-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,874
Posted By mathmo

SPD (although have LOOK too on one of my road...

SPD (although have LOOK too on one of my road bikes). Go for a MTB pedal if you are worried about speed of getting out of them. Although even road ones are easy to get out of MTB pedals tend to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By mathmo

In one sense he is totally and completely wrong,...

In one sense he is totally and completely wrong, but in another sense he does kind of have a vague point. Maybe just not phrased as well as it should have been. Certainly there is a massive...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 02:35 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

Front page news of the nzherald site. :( :( :(...

Front page news of the nzherald site. :( :( :( :mad:

Hit-and-run blow to cycling champion (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10362104)

Also, Top cyclist injured in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By mathmo

My brother went down to the Meremere Dragstrip...

My brother went down to the Meremere Dragstrip today (which is same general kind of area as you where) and now looks like a big glowing red lobster. Think he might be hiding away in some dark room...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By mathmo

lol, those of us in nz should start up a...

lol, those of us in nz should start up a comercial "seeing into the future" service! :p :D


NZLcyclist, must have been having some 'rest breaks' during the ride to take the photos? ;) Plus don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 11:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,010
Posted By mathmo

Quite possibly "the kid" already has more in his...

Quite possibly "the kid" already has more in his college fund than I'll earn in my entire life. So why put a few more dollars into the fund when you could get a 10k bike instead?


Just occured to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By mathmo

I'd bet it does help. Draws more attention, more...

I'd bet it does help. Draws more attention, more attention has got to be a good thing.

Ah umm... also after much "investigative work" into this I detemined that 'she' isn't always the same person...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By mathmo

wow, if you get everything in the photo then...

wow, if you get everything in the photo then don't stop to think for even a second before gettting it!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 10:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,047
Posted By mathmo

Not quite the full point I was making, it isn't...

Not quite the full point I was making, it isn't just that. But also there is a certain point before the "law of dimishing returns" kicks in. So if you are riding significantly below that you really...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

tauranga huh? You then would have seen the sun...

tauranga huh? You then would have seen the sun rise a few seconds earlier than even me in manukau!
Forum: Triathlon
12-31-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By mathmo

No problem, keep in touch. Training isn't a...

No problem, keep in touch. Training isn't a static thing but something that evolves and develops over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 05:47 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

lol, mary drunken new year two U 2 yep, ole...

lol, mary drunken new year two U 2

yep, ole grammer an' speeling has got right out the window 4 now
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,274
Posted By mathmo

Just about right on the spot for me too! Why is...

Just about right on the spot for me too! Why is this obession with doing things in the middle of the night (oops... I mean early in the morning)?

Not just cyclists having their group rides far too...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 05:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,274
Posted By mathmo

Man I wish I had something like that close by...

Man I wish I had something like that close by everyday at convient times! Never need to train alone. although not to say that is a bad thing. And 99.999999999% of my training is by myself but I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 05:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,047
Posted By mathmo

Not quite true, if the number of miles don't...

Not quite true, if the number of miles don't matter then I could ride zero miles. Yet even if I get everything right done while cycling those zero miles I'd never make anything as a cyclist.

So...
Forum: Triathlon
12-31-05, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By mathmo

Don't over do them. Think of them like hill...

Don't over do them. Think of them like hill running if you have any experience with that. Also they should help with your 'feel' for the water. How big are they? Would advise against giantic massive...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 05:09 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,907
Posted By mathmo

Yeah, two double oh six!

Yeah, two double oh six!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 11:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,047
Posted By mathmo

He is still making a kind of valid point, there...

He is still making a kind of valid point, there is some kind of threshold below which I person shouldn't really be regarding themselves as a serious cyclist. Of course everybody disagrees at what...
Forum: Foo
12-30-05, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,130
Posted By mathmo

Been part of many many many forums over the years...

Been part of many many many forums over the years (such that for the past year or two I've been trying to not spend much time at all around them). But a couple that really stand out in my mind are:
...
12-30-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By mathmo

Even people who live in cities seem to be able...

Even people who live in cities seem to be able live their lives walking around while never noticing all the bike couriers around them!

Guess it is no surprise then that they start hitting us when...
12-30-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By mathmo

Get dual pivot brakes, I got a couple second hand...

Get dual pivot brakes, I got a couple second hand for just ten bucks. They make a big difference to the braking I believe.
Forum: Triathlon
12-30-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By mathmo

Is great that you have a competitive background...

Is great that you have a competitive background in swimming, because it means you don't need to spend anytime learning how to swim well rather you just need to spend the little bit of time to get...
Forum: Triathlon
12-30-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,909
Posted By mathmo

21 years old. Many years ago when I was even...

21 years old.

Many years ago when I was even younger than I am now (as young as 12) I did a bunch of short distance triathlons, can't really remember exactly how many, but about 5 I think.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,113
Posted By mathmo

Excuse me, but there seem to be some factual...

Excuse me, but there seem to be some factual errors here....... I'm over 20, but only just at 21 (and entering my 6th year of University.... ).

Plus I'm from New Zealand, but hey she is free to...
Forum: Triathlon
12-30-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,996
Posted By mathmo

Triathlon Bike Fit.

Previously in the past all of my adjustments to my bikes have just been to change stuff until it starts to "feel just right". Hardly an exacting method, however I'm thinking I really ought to take...
Forum: Triathlon
12-30-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,590
Posted By mathmo

wtf, you somehow decided Kona is too hard so you...

wtf, you somehow decided Kona is too hard so you think it would be easier to go to the Olympics instead?!?! :o

Doing an Ironman is not hard at all, I know. Did one earlier this year, got to the...
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