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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,702
Posted By bobthib

10 yr update from OP

Well, tempes fugit. It's been 10 yrs since that incident occurred. I've probably put on 30k miles, and it's still my main ride. In fact, I just bought a HVLP paint sprayer for my patio furniture...
09-17-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By bobthib

First Time Ironman Race report

Anyone interested in a first time full Ironman race report, let me know by pm. I have full documentation of my 2015 race. It is long and very detailed. I finished middle of the pack in my AG (65-69)...
Forum: Triathlon
09-17-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,622
Posted By bobthib

First Time Ironman Race report

Anyone interested in a first time full Ironman race report, let me know by pm. I have full documentation of my 2015 race. It is long and very detailed. I finished middle of the pack in my AG (65-69)...
02-22-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,421
Posted By bobthib

I delivered the Times-Union in Albany, NY for a...

I delivered the Times-Union in Albany, NY for a few years. I'll guess I was 12 - 14 and I had what was then a suburban route. I covered about 3 miles, and a few small hills. I had some sort of 26"...
01-18-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,201
Posted By bobthib

Here's the link for the new location of the...

Here's the link for the new location of the manual.

Mountain Train 201 | Pedal Trailers | Recreation | City | Bikes...
08-19-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By bobthib

Sorry for the delay in response, but in case you...

Sorry for the delay in response, but in case you have not figured it out, it should work fine. This is how I run my TT bike and I have NO problems (probably 100 rides since this post) with the Gamin...
05-11-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By bobthib

My wife is a control freak and the type A of the...

My wife is a control freak and the type A of the relationship. But she is a GREAT stoker!

She doesn't try to balance, and follows my cadence, but she doesn't like as high of a cadence as I do. ...
05-11-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

Just a follow up to say how happy I am with this...

Just a follow up to say how happy I am with this Tektro brake upgrades!! I just ordered new Kool Stop Bicycle V-Type Holder with Brake Pads (Dual Compound) shoes to replace the old Kool Stop MTB...
04-30-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

Looks like you are having fun! When she gets a...

Looks like you are having fun! When she gets a bit older, you might consider some clip ins and putting her crank OOP so she can feel that she is contributing in the power stroke.
04-30-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

I just did an upgrade on my brakes. I added...

I just did an upgrade on my brakes. I added standard road brakes,
Tektro R559 Road Brake Extra Long Reach Caliper 55-73mmhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ewrVwy-fL.jpg

The Install went...
03-16-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By bobthib

NO SUGAR, NO GRAIN! Read Wheat Belly - Total...

NO SUGAR, NO GRAIN! Read Wheat Belly - Total Health or Grain Brain. Got off of all my meds excpet a baby asprin (I am Leiden Factor V positive)
03-07-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

Nice! Enjoying the updates.

Nice! Enjoying the updates.
02-28-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,169
Posted By bobthib

+1 It can be tricky, esp if your stiker unclips...

+1
It can be tricky, esp if your stiker unclips and puts their foot down. Keeping the bike balanced with only the captain's foot down requires a bit of practice, esp if the stoker is not light or...
02-26-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

BK, regarding the stem, I got a stem adapter from...

BK, regarding the stem, I got a stem adapter from Nashbar
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175545_-1___204726
and got an adjustable stem, but I can't find it on Nashbar. Might have...
02-26-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,169
Posted By bobthib

Darth, Indeed the Viaggio is now marketed under...

Darth, Indeed the Viaggio is now marketed under the Giordano brand. The great grand nephew of the original car designer has licenced the Lamborghini name to market various items. He came out with a...
02-26-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,169
Posted By bobthib

Iron, I found that because I'm a much stronger...

Iron, I found that because I'm a much stronger cyclist that my stokers, they "lost" their power stroke in my pedal stroke when "in phase." In addition, I couldn't tell if they were helping, or just...
02-25-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,169
Posted By bobthib

Lambo at 5 1/2 years later..

5 1/2 year update:
I'm guessing I have 5,000 to 6,000 miles on this bike since I got it in Aug '09. I have recorded about 4,000 miles on Ride with GPS.com but I seldom bother to record my daily...
02-24-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,082
Posted By bobthib

bkgeig, I read your thread with interest. in Aug...

bkgeig, I read your thread with interest. in Aug of '09 I bought the bike, then known as the Lamborghini Viaggio (it was marketed by a relative of the great car builder, hence the name.) The bike...
02-23-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,224
Posted By bobthib

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
02-23-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By bobthib

Pinarello F8 Demo!

My LBS (Alex Pro Bike Shop, Heron Bay) hosted a Pinarello demo day. I reserved a 55 cm F8 with full dura-ace gruppo.

I should have brought all my set up measures, but all I remembered was my seat...
02-09-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By bobthib

Bill, the Iron Man Tyler is doing great! he's...

Bill, the Iron Man Tyler is doing great! he's got a bit of a cold coming on, but well otherwise. He'll be cancer free 5 yrs in April. He suffered 25% hearing loss on the high end from one of the...
02-08-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,362
Posted By bobthib

That's me on the yellow bike ...

That's me on the yellow bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piMVqdjlX_s
Forum: Triathlon
02-08-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By bobthib

Just returned to the training schedule. Right...

Just returned to the training schedule. Right now it's 2 days of swimming in the Masters class, 3 days of cycling, and 4 days of short runs. This will get more aggressive as the season rolls on. ...
02-08-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By bobthib

Saturday Club ride

One of our club members with a Go Pro posted this segment from our Saturday Club ride. There was about 30 of us, and I was upfront (2nd, on the yellow bike with the Red, white and black CSP kit) It...
Forum: Triathlon
11-03-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By bobthib

We seem to be about the same size, I'm 5'10" and...

We seem to be about the same size, I'm 5'10" and have had 54, 56, and 58 cm bike frames. The 56 fits me best. On the 58 I had to put a very short 60mm stem on it to fit, and on the 54 (which is my...
Forum: Triathlon
11-02-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By bobthib

IM Florida 2015! Mental prep starts today!

So the other day (10/30) I had the chance to sign up for the IMFL and Augusta HIM package for 2015. I pulled the trigger at (10 am EST) and got my slot in the two events. IMFL typically sells out...
Forum: Triathlon
11-02-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By bobthib

It's the Indian, no the arrow. But it is nice to...

It's the Indian, no the arrow. But it is nice to have good arrows!
Forum: Triathlon
11-02-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By bobthib

Well, Mom Nature played a cruel trick on you...

Well, Mom Nature played a cruel trick on you guys! Dangerous rip tides and an angry ocean (Gulf) led to the swim being cancelled. Cold wind made the bike a tough go. It was a "NO SWEAT" run, but...
Forum: Triathlon
11-02-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By bobthib

I don't have any experience with those bars, but...

I don't have any experience with those bars, but they are VERY upright, which does not minimize wind resistance. That being said, the longer the distance, the more important comfort becomes. So if...
10-20-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By bobthib

Jiggle, you got it too, although it was the rim,...

Jiggle, you got it too, although it was the rim, not the tire. Good job!
10-20-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By bobthib

Ankle, I realize the post might seem a bit long...

Ankle, I realize the post might seem a bit long winded, but proper troubleshooting involves gathering a lot of information, much of which might seem, or even be, irrelevant. I wanted to include all...
10-20-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By bobthib

We have a winner!! CroMo Mike! Actually...

We have a winner!! CroMo Mike!

Actually the cable end crimp was hitting the rim, not the tire tread, but you have the idea! Not sure how it got bent like that, but probabl when I was loading...
10-20-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By bobthib

OK, who will be first to figure this out?!?!?

So I did Ironman Augusta 70.3 a few weeks ago and had a strange problem crop up on the bike.

Background: I live in FLAT south Florida and had been following a training plan that had me tapering...
10-18-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 33,471
Posted By bobthib

Been on low carb, high fat since May '12. Best...

Been on low carb, high fat since May '12. Best thing I ever did! Got off BP meds, statins, ect. Did Ironman August 70.3 two weeks ago, came in 3rd in my AG. Fueled on MCT and coconut oil, beet...
09-18-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,153
Posted By bobthib

Well, it's clear that there is not RIGHT answer...

Well, it's clear that there is not RIGHT answer for this question that meets the needs of every rider. Indeed, the very reason that triples, doubles, and compact doubles exist is that there is a...
Forum: Triathlon
09-18-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,586
Posted By bobthib

Sorry to see that no one has responded, so I'll...

Sorry to see that no one has responded, so I'll give you the benefit of my experience, albeit not directly related to your question.

I wear a singlet trisuit. It has a very thin pad, so as to not...
Forum: Triathlon
09-18-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,684
Posted By bobthib

And next to a great areobar fit for your road...

And next to a great areobar fit for your road bike, a REAR DISK cover is your best bang for the buck in terms of the speed/cost benefit. For $100 +/- you can get a rear disk cover that will be a...
Forum: Triathlon
09-18-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,684
Posted By bobthib

Well, plan on an nice Jan/Feb trip to SoFla (Ft....

Well, plan on an nice Jan/Feb trip to SoFla (Ft. Lauderdale/Boca Raton area) winter training trip and make an appointment with John Palmquist at Racer's Edge in Boca Raton. He's done 1000's of Retul...
Forum: Triathlon
09-18-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By bobthib

Augusta FD has lifted the swim ban as of 9-18. ...

Augusta FD has lifted the swim ban as of 9-18. 10 more days to the event, so most likely we are good to go. This is a river swim, so a problem like this will was away fairly fast. However, the...
09-18-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By bobthib

UPDATE - 9-18-14 Based on the recommendation...

UPDATE - 9-18-14 Based on the recommendation from Stages, I bought a "basebar" mount for the Garmin 910XT and a 90 degree mount for the areo bar. This way the 910 is strapped on to the 90 degree...
Forum: Triathlon
09-16-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By bobthib

Ironman Augusta 70.3 Swim in jepoardy!

I just saw an Augusta news channel story about the Savannah River is now closed for swimming due to oil contamination. It is claimed that the Savannah River is the 3rd most polluted river in the US,...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By bobthib

jrossbeck and joeyduck have some good advice for...

jrossbeck and joeyduck have some good advice for some "games" or other goal based efforts. I like "golf" (lap time plus strokes/lap) and trying to get that as low as possible. But getting better...
09-08-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By bobthib

Sixty Fiver, thank you for pointing out my...

Sixty Fiver, thank you for pointing out my omission. Indeed my recommendation could be misleading and difficult to follow. Indeed a better approach to protein intake should consider the items you...
09-08-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By bobthib

If you are doing low carb, you MUST limit protein...

If you are doing low carb, you MUST limit protein intake also. You also MUST increase fat intake. 10% carb, 10-15% protein and the balance in fat is a good ratio. You will be amazed as you appetite...
Forum: Triathlon
09-07-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,345
Posted By bobthib

Forget our opinions. Get a Triathlon specific...

Forget our opinions. Get a Triathlon specific bike fit from an experienced bike fitter. The $200 is the best money you can spend. That will give you the information to make an informed decision. ...
09-07-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By bobthib

I got the 910XT because it is a triathlon watch. ...

I got the 910XT because it is a triathlon watch. In triathlon, following a strict plan regarding power output on the bike is critical to setting up the run. In addition, the transition time to go...
09-07-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,955
Posted By bobthib

Stages Power meter and Garmin 910XT problems!

So I recently got a Garmin 910XT for training and tracking performance for my Tris. I also added a Stages Left Crank Power meter. The Stages unit installed easily and linked flawlessly with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,436
Posted By bobthib

Rear Wheel Disk covers. Advice?

I posted in the Triathlon forum but have not received any responses. This group is much more active and has some very strong opinions, so I'm sure some one will have some good advice. I tried a...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,158
Posted By bobthib

Rear Wheel Disk covers. Advice?

So the evidence is pretty clear that rear disk wheel is one of the "best" investments for you can make for the bike portion of a tri. A true tubular disk rear wheel is the pinnacle of performance,...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,684
Posted By bobthib

The only advice I can give is to go to a well...

The only advice I can give is to go to a well qualified experienced pro-fitter and get fitted for a road bike and a tri bike. Then use those measurements and the bike geometries to pick the bike...
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