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08-14-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By FormerFF

Are you planning on doing an Olympic distance...

Are you planning on doing an Olympic distance race before you try the 70.3? There's an enormous difference between a sprint and an Oly, and the half iron is more than double the Oly distance.

At...
06-08-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,764
Posted By FormerFF

I've notices that sometimes when a number of...

I've notices that sometimes when a number of little things go wrong, I want to pull back into a defensive position,and what that means for me is that I don't want to do anything more than what I have...
06-08-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 47,021
Posted By FormerFF

Ran a 5K race, came in second in the 55+ age...

Ran a 5K race, came in second in the 55+ age group. Just got off the bike after doing 15 miles, kind of a reverse triathlon brick with a really long transition.
03-20-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 19,315
Posted By FormerFF

We still have Chevron gasoline, on the other hand...

We still have Chevron gasoline, on the other hand Texaco has left the building. What's also almost completely gone are service stations, those places that sold gasoline and did car repairs. There...
03-09-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By FormerFF

Glad to hear the Simplex held up for you. I was...

Glad to hear the Simplex held up for you. I was on a bike that was so equipped when the derailleur broke and tacoed the rear wheel, sending me over the bars. I was the second member of my family to...
03-09-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 47,021
Posted By FormerFF

Ran the Silver Comet 10K this morning, set a new...

Ran the Silver Comet 10K this morning, set a new personal best of 58:58. Not all that fast, but I was always one of the slow kids, and I still am, 40 years later. Funny thing about that time is...
03-05-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,139
Posted By FormerFF

I find that body weight fluctuations have more to...

I find that body weight fluctuations have more to do with my cold tolerance than aging does.

One thing about riding in North Georgia, since it's hilly and the air's usually at least a little...
01-19-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,184
Posted By FormerFF

Cycling is the most reliable way for me to...

Cycling is the most reliable way for me to improve my mood when I'm irritated or frustrated.
01-19-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 47,021
Posted By FormerFF

Ran the Run Road Atlanta 10K. Fun event, and a...

Ran the Run Road Atlanta 10K. Fun event, and a must do if you like sports car racing.
01-17-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By FormerFF

An Oly distance tri is a nice step up from a...

An Oly distance tri is a nice step up from a sprint, but it is most definitely a step up. If you're a pretty good athlete, you could probably pull off a sprint tri with only a little training. Not...
01-16-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By FormerFF

Ive done two sprints and one Oly distance tri. ...

Ive done two sprints and one Oly distance tri. I'm not a very good natural athlete, so I'm slow at all three events, but swimming is my worst event. I can go a distance with no real issues, but am...
01-13-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 47,021
Posted By FormerFF

70 degrees here. Did a 5K run at an easy...

70 degrees here. Did a 5K run at an easy pace,because I'm recovering from some sort of virus that had me flat on my back for four days.
01-06-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,517
Posted By FormerFF

How exactly would I know what my age should feel...

How exactly would I know what my age should feel like? I've only lived once, and this is the first time I've ever been 55.
12-26-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,903
Posted By FormerFF

I haven't read the book, but looking at Riv's...

I haven't read the book, but looking at Riv's website, I'd have to guess that his clothing suggestions might make some sense in NorCal, but down here in the soggy Southeast, a seersucker or chambray...
11-28-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By FormerFF

Hey, swim wise, you're getting off easy on this...

Hey, swim wise, you're getting off easy on this event. Standard international distance tris are 1500 m swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Your swim is only about two thirds of that.
11-28-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By FormerFF

It's all a matter of pacing. Once you figure out...

It's all a matter of pacing. Once you figure out what pace you can sustain, you can pretty much go any distance (within reason) I did my first Oly distance tri last August and I was able to to work...
11-26-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By FormerFF

That's a nice time for a first effort, congrats.

That's a nice time for a first effort, congrats.
11-26-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By FormerFF

You'd think running would be both natural and...

You'd think running would be both natural and elemental. Right, left, right, left... turns out most of us have been doing it wrong. Check ount http://www.goodformrunning.com/. Most of us will...
11-10-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By FormerFF

I had to get orthotics before I could run. It...

I had to get orthotics before I could run. It took five months to become accustomed to them, but now I'm good for the distance.
11-08-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By FormerFF

Last yeaqr, I started doing some running in...

Last yeaqr, I started doing some running in preparation for a sprint distance triathlon. I got where I was somewhat comfortable with a 5 K, but that was as far as I could go. I wound hurting my...
11-02-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By FormerFF

If I have to do indoor stuff, I use an elliptical...

If I have to do indoor stuff, I use an elliptical trainer. I just can't stand riding on a cycling trainer. I'd rather ride on an ergocycle if I had to, but since we don't have one, the elliptical...
10-27-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,862
Posted By FormerFF

I would take the lump sum and go look for work. ...

I would take the lump sum and go look for work. If that happens to be with a competitor, so be it. Should your employer catch wind of it, and try to enforce the noncompete, tell them to sue you. ...
10-24-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By FormerFF

Shimano makes two types of pedals: SPD-SL and...

Shimano makes two types of pedals: SPD-SL and SPD. SPD use a two bolt connection, and are commonly referred to as being mountain bike pedals. If you combine these with a shoe that has a cleat...
10-24-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 13,450
Posted By FormerFF

For the last five years, hang gliding, but I've...

For the last five years, hang gliding, but I've recently retired from that.280339

I'm thinking of getting into sailing in a very small time way, by buying a Sunfish. The lakes are smallish around...
10-24-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By FormerFF

When I first got my clipless pedals, a friend...

When I first got my clipless pedals, a friend told me I'd fall three times. I did, and within the first three months. That was seven years ago, haven't fallen since. What I've found works for me...
10-12-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,028
Posted By FormerFF

I crossed over sometime in my early 40's just got...

I crossed over sometime in my early 40's just got to the point where it hurt more than it was fun.
10-08-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By FormerFF

That's a pretty impressive accomplishment. ...

That's a pretty impressive accomplishment. Sounds like you might be a candidate to do a brevet.
10-07-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,303
Posted By FormerFF

Hey, it's a 'cross bike, ya gotta get it wet and...

Hey, it's a 'cross bike, ya gotta get it wet and muddy! Caongratulations, I think you'll love it. I ride a Defy Composite 2, size M/L, and I'm 5' 11" and wear a 34" inseam, so I'm guessing the M is...
10-05-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,303
Posted By FormerFF

Can't say that I agree with you. If I'm climbing...

Can't say that I agree with you. If I'm climbing a grade that's more or two or three percent, then I'm on the brake hoods, all the rest of the time, I'm in the drops. From what I see of other...
10-03-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,303
Posted By FormerFF

I would certainly consider a road bike,...

I would certainly consider a road bike, particularly one of the more upright styles, what is called by the trade an "endurance" frame, and what the cycling press sometimes call a "plushbike". With...
09-28-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By FormerFF

Your bike shop has torque limited allen wrenches....

Your bike shop has torque limited allen wrenches. Get one, they take the worry out of adjusting the seatpost, and for that matter, everything else.
09-28-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By FormerFF

Welcome!

Welcome!
09-25-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By FormerFF

Yeah, I stay out of the road bike forums for that...

Yeah, I stay out of the road bike forums for that reason. There are some bad attitudes in there.
09-25-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By FormerFF

If you have actual offroad tires, switching to a...

If you have actual offroad tires, switching to a street tire will make a big difference, particularly on the flats and downhill. Going up a hill, the three things that really matter are weight,...
09-24-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By FormerFF

+ 1. I would recommend a drop bar bike with...

+ 1. I would recommend a drop bar bike with endurance geometry. Specialized Secteur, Felt Z series, Giant Defy, Cannondale Synapse, Trek Domaine, etc. The geometry on those bikes is a little more...
09-24-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 47,021
Posted By FormerFF

Did a Power 90 weight video. I'll be running...

Did a Power 90 weight video. I'll be running tomorrow.

By the time I get home it's too dark to ride, so I'll be doing a lot more running than riding.
09-19-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,920
Posted By FormerFF

On that drum brake thing for cars: It's cheaper...

On that drum brake thing for cars: It's cheaper to add a parking brake to a drum brake than to a disk brake, which is why you see them on inexpensive cars. For a small front drive car, the rear...
09-19-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By FormerFF

Hey, congratulations, that bike's a stunner! ...

Hey, congratulations, that bike's a stunner! Having a road bike and a hybrid is the ideal situation for those of us who ride on the road.
09-19-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By FormerFF

Well, to start with you're completely wrong about...

Well, to start with you're completely wrong about road bikes being track bikes. There are track bikes, they're fixies with no brakes, and they're not road bikes. I also suspect you're completely...
09-17-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By FormerFF

Way to go! You're ont your way to an Oly...

Way to go! You're ont your way to an Oly distance tri!
09-17-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,313
Posted By FormerFF

If you're curious about the gradient of a road,...

If you're curious about the gradient of a road, you can map it on mapmyride.com, and it will tell you.
09-17-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,313
Posted By FormerFF

Excuse me for being obtuse, but is there...

Excuse me for being obtuse, but is there something more to a "pie ride" than riding a bicycle, and at some point consuming one or more pieces of pie?
09-16-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By FormerFF

I have a 24 inch 1984 Trek 610 that I bought new....

I have a 24 inch 1984 Trek 610 that I bought new. Prior to that I rode a 23.5 inch Super Course. I wear a 34 inch inseam pant, so unless you wear a 36 or 38 inch inseam pant, you'd probably do just...
09-16-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By FormerFF

Earlier this year, while getting ready for my...

Earlier this year, while getting ready for my triathlon, I was running three days a week. I had no trouble maintaining my weight. Once I added cycling and swimming, weight started coming off...
09-15-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

:lol: I got a clarification on that friction...

:lol:

I got a clarification on that friction shifting thing: They have the shifter for their front derailleurs set up as friction shifting. The shifter for the rear derailleur is indexed. That...
09-14-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

The guys I talked to were still using friction...

The guys I talked to were still using friction shifting. It may be their personal preference. I see that all the new bikes come with indexed shifters and that some of them are no longer switchable....
09-13-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

None of the ones I've seen had, or at least used,...

None of the ones I've seen had, or at least used, indexed shifters. I assume that the indexing doesn't work well for the long cable runs that tri bikes use, with bar end shifters at the end of the...
09-13-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

I have to think that MapMyRide is calculating...

I have to think that MapMyRide is calculating things very differently. It looks like you have three 140' +- climbs.

I congratulate you on seeking out the hills in the area, I never went looking....
09-13-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

OK, first off, here's the ride in question: ...

OK, first off, here's the ride in question:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/54870942
It starts off with a little bit of rolling terrain, a short medium gradient climb, and some more rolling....
09-13-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,082
Posted By FormerFF

Ah, THAT explains the anal probing.

Ah, THAT explains the anal probing.
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