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Forum: Commuting
08-30-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,955
Posted By ht001

Excellent! Thanks for posting photos! The bike...

Excellent! Thanks for posting photos! The bike looks fantastic! Now stretch that ITB so you can get out and ride it!
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,955
Posted By ht001

This issue of posting pictures is cracking me up....

This issue of posting pictures is cracking me up. You got one from outside of the store window, but must not be allowed inside the store to take a photo of the bike from the other side. And does your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By ht001

Help - What color for my Orbea Diva

OK...I'm really indecisive. I am having the pleasure of building up a new road bike and have decided on all the really crucial stuff (group, wheels, handlebars etc.), but can't come to a conclusion...
Forum: Triathlon
05-28-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By ht001

Just my .02. I found the IMFL event itself to be...

Just my .02. I found the IMFL event itself to be great. Afterall, it is an Ironman event, and the event, to a certain extent, is what you make it. That said, I have to agree that the course and the...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-06, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ht001

dotnate, I'm a few weeks into my ownership...

dotnate,

I'm a few weeks into my ownership of the Caliente and each time I ride it I find I like it even better. It is a sweet fast carbon ride. I was a little iffy on the FSA chainrings initially...
Forum: Triathlon
06-11-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ht001

At long last, here are the pictures. El...

At long last, here are the pictures.

El Caliente is muy rapido!

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/3104/DSCN1228.jpg
http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/6303/DSCN1229.jpg...
Forum: Triathlon
06-10-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By ht001

Congrats! It is a great feeling to reach new...

Congrats! It is a great feeling to reach new heights like this...wait until Monday...you'll feel the urge to let your co-workers know about your achievement. I love that!

Oh, and I'm having a...
Forum: Triathlon
06-10-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ht001

Sorry...sent that under the other username in the...

Sorry...sent that under the other username in the household....we're constantly on the forums one way or another and don't always log out! Koffee investigated us one time just to make sure we were...
Forum: Triathlon
06-04-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ht001

I actually bought the Caliente on Friday. :D ...

I actually bought the Caliente on Friday. :D

Ended up getting a screaming deal on it, which made it so I couldn't pass it up. Did get to ride it breifly and found it to be as smooth as the K -...
Forum: Triathlon
06-02-06, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ht001

QR Caliente or Kuota K-Factor

Does anyone have an opinion on the '06 Caliente (Carbon, DA rear der, Ultegra front der, Real Design deep dish wheels, carbon crank) in comparison with the Kuota K Factor (Carbon frame, all Ultegra,...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-05, 08:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,475
Posted By ht001

I don't really care what you say to me...ah-hem,...

I don't really care what you say to me...ah-hem, when you pass me. Once you do, be prepared for me to be on your wheel, and be ready for whatever I decide to say to you when I pass you, most likely...
Forum: Triathlon
09-05-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By ht001

Doesn't the "justification" come from just...

Doesn't the "justification" come from just wanting the thing? You don't need us to tell you whether or not "you're worth it". If you want it, go get it. Heck, you don't even really have to have the...
08-25-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,031
Posted By ht001

1. I was setting up my spin bike before class at...

1. I was setting up my spin bike before class at the gym on an early morning a couple of months ago...and this guy on the bike behind me asks, "Are you a cyclist?" (I resisted the urge to say..."well...
08-21-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By ht001

Bikes on Ebay generally go for more than they're...

Bikes on Ebay generally go for more than they're worth. There are exceptions, but generally, someone is always willing to pay more for something than you.

The best way to find something is...
08-21-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By ht001

Oh yeah, I'm 39 and am too old for a fixie, but...

Oh yeah, I'm 39 and am too old for a fixie, but SS is fine.
08-21-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By ht001

Here's what I did with my 1985 Trek 460. Yours...

Here's what I did with my 1985 Trek 460. Yours should be almost identical:

1. Ditch the outer front chainring, move the inner to outer position. Looks better. Probably have to get new...
Forum: Touring
08-21-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By ht001

Breckenridge, CO Syntace bullhorns.

Breckenridge, CO

Syntace bullhorns.
08-20-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By ht001

Sigurdd50, You have enough geared bikes. ...

Sigurdd50,

You have enough geared bikes. Now it's time to strip that thing of everything that's hanging off it and turn it into a single speed.
Forum: Touring
08-20-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By ht001

Thanks, though I must sheepishly say that it's a...

Thanks, though I must sheepishly say that it's a single speed. I went the cheap way on the conversion. Would have had to buy a new hub to do fixie. Still, I love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By ht001

Park tools not worth the $. The...

Park tools not worth the $. The Perf/Supergo/Nashbar ones work just as well for a fraction of the price, especiallly if you buy a kit.

I got a stand from Perf for something like $109. Nice for...
Forum: Touring
08-20-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By ht001

Here's how you do it. Get a free account at...

Here's how you do it. Get a free account at www.imageshack.us
You post your images(up to 1mb) and they automatically build the links for you. Then, you just copy/paste the image in. This way, it...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,209
Posted By ht001

I do. SOMA. Better steel, same price. Less...

I do. SOMA. Better steel, same price. Less likely to get stolen as well, since it's not a Surly.

http://www.somafab.com
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-05, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By ht001

Most bikes come with a chainstay guard/sticker. ...

Most bikes come with a chainstay guard/sticker. Did your's not? They can be had for a $ or $$$$$.
Forum: Triathlon
08-13-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By ht001

Two words: cross training. Running works as a...

Two words: cross training. Running works as a decent cross activity for cycling, and cycling works as a great cross activity for running. As the other posters said doing both in a balance is the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-13-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By ht001

You can see a benefit from the wetsuit in terms...

You can see a benefit from the wetsuit in terms of bouancy (which is nice if you want to take a non-kicking rest here here and there) and, as the prior posters have suggested, speed. Depending on...
08-13-05, 07:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,030
Posted By ht001

Analyze what you ate from 155 to 174. Don't eat...

Analyze what you ate from 155 to 174. Don't eat that junk. You aren't stupid, you know what you shouldn't eat. Skip McD, BK, Wendy's etc. Don't eat anything that you pop the top and microwave,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By ht001

Prepare to spend lots of time removing all of the...

Prepare to spend lots of time removing all of the bugs off of the parts that are not behind the car. I'm not sure I'd drag my bike across the country in the summer. I think you bike might look like...
Forum: Foo
08-13-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By ht001

I wouldn't buy a HP or Compaq. The way the power...

I wouldn't buy a HP or Compaq. The way the power cord attaches to the computer is crap. I have a HP that the connecter that sits on the motherboard has come loose twice. I soldered it once and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,579
Posted By ht001

It's got to be the Viner. Lugged rocks, plus...

It's got to be the Viner. Lugged rocks, plus it's actually made in Italy. Reminds me of my favorite bikeforums post ever:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=62669&highlight=huge+viner
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By ht001

As long as you don't have upgrade-itis, it's fine.

As long as you don't have upgrade-itis, it's fine.
08-13-05, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By ht001

I would also expect it to be somewhere slightly...

I would also expect it to be somewhere slightly south of $500. There's not a whole lot of wiggle room at that price point, but most shops don't sell bikes at MSRP.

I bought the 04 Giant Cypress...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By ht001

The Performance Siren model is for narrow faces. ...

The Performance Siren model is for narrow faces. They fit my wife's face perfectly and she has a very slender face. Nothing else came close. Plus, they're mid $20s on sale, come with 3 different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By ht001

It will definitely get easier, and in the process...

It will definitely get easier, and in the process you'll become increasingly studlier!!
Forum: Triathlon
07-30-05, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By ht001

It might be worth going to someone who can help...

It might be worth going to someone who can help you dial in the placement of your bars, and your seat etc. We all fit our bikes and aero setups differently, so what might be "optimal" for some, might...
Forum: Triathlon
06-29-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By ht001

AWESOME! That is impressive and inspiring!...

AWESOME!

That is impressive and inspiring! Sounds like you were well prepared physically and mentally, and that despite the situations during/after the swim you kept your cool and just took care...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,901
Posted By ht001

Make that round SKINNY tubes & lugs!

Make that round SKINNY tubes & lugs!
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By ht001

Finally kicked off my race season yesterday at...

Finally kicked off my race season yesterday at the inaugural 5430 Sprint Tri in Boulder, CO. The bike leg on this one was a little longer than the typical sprint, so I knew my time wouldn’t be...
Forum: Triathlon
06-18-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,726
Posted By ht001

oh and..the above is actually my post.

oh and..the above is actually my post.
Forum: Triathlon
06-18-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By ht001

Agreed. I think these bikes are marketed as tri...

Agreed. I think these bikes are marketed as tri bikes but aren't truly in that category. It is smart on the part of these companies, trying to capitalize on the part of the population that is just...
Forum: Triathlon
06-18-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By ht001

I second the suggestion of the Syntace. They cost...

I second the suggestion of the Syntace. They cost a little more than others though. I have the C2s and really like them.

Congrats on your first race...you know this is how the addiction starts...!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,192
Posted By ht001

This wife of his probably thinks nothing of...

This wife of his probably thinks nothing of throwing money down the drain with stupid bric-a-brac for the house, fake nails, bad outfits, and hair highlights.

Some women will never get it...those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By ht001

First true climbing ride on my double...up to...

First true climbing ride on my double...up to Montezuma from Breckenridge via Frisco and Keystone (53 miles)....my thoughts:

1. How much I rocked - gears to spare, and I made it feeling pretty...
Forum: Triathlon
05-22-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,479
Posted By ht001

The carbon soloist sounds like a way better ride...

The carbon soloist sounds like a way better ride than what I experienced on the aluminum one.

I was close to buying this bike for dual purpose use, but I decided that I couldn't stand what to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-05, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By ht001

Ditto on this stuff...but look at the labels on...

Ditto on this stuff...but look at the labels on some of those things that are labeled low/no fat. If the ingredients list includes anything that is partially hydrogenated stay away from it. That...
Forum: Triathlon
03-24-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By ht001

cjbruin is right in that USAT sanctioned races...

cjbruin is right in that USAT sanctioned races are good for newbies learning the rules. They are very specific about where each rider rides in relation to others on the course. Most (certainly not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By ht001

I bought one bike at WRC in 03, and had a...

I bought one bike at WRC in 03, and had a positive experience. So when I went looking for an upgrade in 04 it was my first choice. I'm not keen on going back though. I was looking at their Cervelo...
Forum: Triathlon
02-27-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By ht001

Sounds like it could be an educational day. In...

Sounds like it could be an educational day. In your follow up could you give us an idea of the $$ involved in this research and discovery. Just curious.
Forum: Foo
02-27-05, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By ht001

Definitely manchego! Yum!

Definitely manchego! Yum!
Forum: Triathlon
02-13-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By ht001

For more info on the running/walking thing...you...

For more info on the running/walking thing...you can also read stuff by Jeff Galloway...go to http://runinjuryfree.com/

As you continue with Tris definitely buy the things that will make you more...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By ht001

The ride in to work...DH and I ride in together,...

The ride in to work...DH and I ride in together, it is great to have a riding partner!! The ride home is less enjoyable. No riding partner, and it's uphill. But then again zooming past all of the...
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