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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,278
Posted By Jay Gloab

It's called a pull buoy. Very handy if you're...

It's called a pull buoy. Very handy if you're trying to avoid using your legs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jay Gloab

No #$&%. Again, no #$&%. But here's...

No #$&%.


Again, no #$&%.

But here's the thing -- all clipless pedals permit cleat placement in a very narrow range, all generally under the ball of the foot. So going clipless did in fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jay Gloab

I disagree with this. Riding platforms allows...

I disagree with this. Riding platforms allows poor pedalling technique. For instance, until I used to ride with the pedals under my arches instead of under the balls of my feet. If I had sore feet...
Forum: Triathlon
06-24-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Jay Gloab

Did this tri as an individual. It was my first...

Did this tri as an individual. It was my first since I was in 11th grade in 1992.

I hadn't been able to train as much going into it as I would have liked, but I was pretty pleased with the results...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By Jay Gloab

I have two bikes. But only one has been ridden in...

I have two bikes. But only one has been ridden in the past year.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Jay Gloab

Until reading this thread it never would have...

Until reading this thread it never would have occurred to me to wear a baselayer in the summer. But then PA summers are on the humid side so it might be counterproductive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Jay Gloab

+1. My head isn't enormous, but I wear a 7 5/8...

+1. My head isn't enormous, but I wear a 7 5/8 baseball hat which is pretty big, and I've got room to spare in the Solar.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By Jay Gloab

Today's Inappropriate Emoticon award goes to......

Today's Inappropriate Emoticon award goes to... Disco Stu!
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,678
Posted By Jay Gloab

Yup, but not unusual. When I was in high school,...

Yup, but not unusual. When I was in high school, I had two practices each weekday (1.5 hours AM, 2 hours PM) and a 2.5 hour Saturday practice too, for a total of 20 hours per week.

Think about it...
Forum: Triathlon
04-29-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jay Gloab

I think that's an overstatement. It depends...

I think that's an overstatement.

It depends largely on how efficient your kick is. If your kick pulls you backwards, you want to kick as little as possible. If you can get significant forward...
Forum: Triathlon
04-29-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,678
Posted By Jay Gloab

If you wanna blend in, wear these: ...

If you wanna blend in, wear these:

http://www.swimoutlet.com/photos/6449-2T.jpg

Seriously, most serious swimmers probably wear briefs when training because they're cheaper. If you spend 20...
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Jay Gloab

My coach in HS used to show American Flyers every...

My coach in HS used to show American Flyers every year before the big District swim meet.

Meh. If you like sports movies, Hoosiers is a good choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,397
Posted By Jay Gloab

I got my first road bike back in June, and it...

I got my first road bike back in June, and it came with a 50/36, 11-23. At first, I thought I would have to swap the cassette for a 12-27, as hills were a real struggle for me; however, I got a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jay Gloab

A friend of my wife's recently decided she wanted...

A friend of my wife's recently decided she wanted to start riding. So the two of them did a 20-mile organized ride together -- at 6 MPH.

There are slow noobs, and then there are slow noobs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jay Gloab

I may be in the minority, but I don't care for...

I may be in the minority, but I don't care for the appearance of carbon fiber mechanicals, and that includes the Record CF derailer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jay Gloab

I'm not sure I want to take shoe advice from a...

I'm not sure I want to take shoe advice from a guy who goes by "SoreFeet."
Forum: Triathlon
09-19-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jay Gloab

Of course, you can get faster at swimming, even...

Of course, you can get faster at swimming, even if you swim badly, by just getting in the pool and swimming. But the OP specifically asked about how to develop good technique, so I don't understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By Jay Gloab

I have the dB4LW-C made by Filzer, which I picked...

I have the dB4LW-C made by Filzer, which I picked up from Performance for about 30 bucks. It has wireless speed and wired cadence, which I find weird, but I've been pretty happy with it overall.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,135
Posted By Jay Gloab

I never disagreed with your premise that walking...

I never disagreed with your premise that walking is a good way to build calves. I was trying to understand how you figure the calf muscle helps in the part of the walking stride between heel strike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Jay Gloab

Just out of curiosity, why do you want temp? (I...

Just out of curiosity, why do you want temp? (I assume that means temperature.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Jay Gloab

I have the Sirens and am quite happy with them....

I have the Sirens and am quite happy with them. Given my propensity for losing or destroying sunglasses paying any more than the $30 I think I spent would be madness.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,135
Posted By Jay Gloab

This doesn't make sense. What do your calf...

This doesn't make sense. What do your calf muscles have to do with rolling from heel to toe?

The calf muscle supplies much of the propulsion in both walking and running, so you're right there. But...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Jay Gloab

My first tri, sort of

Today, my wife (who finished three sprint tris earlier this summer) and I did a team "triathlon" comprising a .75 mile run, followed by 1.5 mile canoeing (yes, canoeing), and finishing like a normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By Jay Gloab

When I was test-riding bikes, I rode a few with...

When I was test-riding bikes, I rode a few with Sora components. I had no problems with the shifting, other than not caring much for the position of the trigger on the brifters to drop down a...
Forum: Triathlon
09-03-07, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jay Gloab

I second the motion for a surfing shirt, and get...

I second the motion for a surfing shirt, and get to a pool.

Depending on your level of swimming experience, failing to get in practice mileage before this event could be anywhere between a recipe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Jay Gloab

I just got into cycling this year. Currently my...

I just got into cycling this year. Currently my goal is to complete the MS-150 the end of this month, then a century in October. Next year I'm looking to do some triathlons, so I may have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,034
Posted By Jay Gloab

Drafting in swimming is done slightly behind but...

Drafting in swimming is done slightly behind but also to the side. You'll see swimmers in the longer events do this in the pool -- the guy in the lane next to the front-runner will hug the lane line,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,983
Posted By Jay Gloab

Since getting a computer and beginning to pay...

Since getting a computer and beginning to pay attention to my cadence, I've found that I can spin pretty smoothly at up to 110 RPM, although about 100 is the best I can maintain. I've also found that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jay Gloab

13 rides, 405 miles, at an embarrassing average...

13 rides, 405 miles, at an embarrassing average pace of 15.18 mph. Slightly shy of my goal, but I've been sidelined since Tuesday with an Achilles problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jay Gloab

Uh, Pearl Izumi?

Uh, Pearl Izumi?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jay Gloab

I should have mentioned -- they were on a...

I should have mentioned -- they were on a clearance rack. I can't find them on the web site either.

For some reason, there is no model name anywhere on this thing. Interestingly, it's apparently a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jay Gloab

Got a pretty good deal at Performance on a Gore...

Got a pretty good deal at Performance on a Gore brand Gore-Tex lightweight waterproof cycling jacket. It's just the right size for me -- snug enough for cycling but with room for a fleece shirt or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By Jay Gloab

I don't understand your point here. Between frame...

I don't understand your point here. Between frame geometry, narrower bars & different saddles, WSD bikes really do fit women better than men, on average. Unsurprising that they would then market them...
Forum: Triathlon
08-27-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jay Gloab

I see what you mean, but I didn't read the OP as...

I see what you mean, but I didn't read the OP as being quite that bad a swimmer.

To the OP: if you're truly a novice in the water, you might be best served by seeking out someone who teaches kids...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Jay Gloab

I've found mapmyride to be unreliable for...

I've found mapmyride to be unreliable for elevation purposes, at least total climbing over a ride. Their calorie estimator also seems to be wildly inconsistent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,205
Posted By Jay Gloab

Or Mr. Easter Bunny, for short.

Or Mr. Easter Bunny, for short.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,615
Posted By Jay Gloab

There's one distinction that I think clarifies...

There's one distinction that I think clarifies this.

Unlike baseball/football/hockey fans, cycling fans who wear team kit do so while actually cycling. Nobody is going to see a baseball fan in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,615
Posted By Jay Gloab

I wonder what the pros would wear if they weren't...

I wonder what the pros would wear if they weren't being paid to wear jerseys advertising their sponsors.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Jay Gloab

Mine haven't gotten any quieter that I can...

Mine haven't gotten any quieter that I can detect, over 600 miles or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,295
Posted By Jay Gloab

Care to help me grasp the point?

Care to help me grasp the point?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,295
Posted By Jay Gloab

Not really. Unnecessary noise is a sign of...

Not really. Unnecessary noise is a sign of mechanical inefficiency.

I test rode a bike with all Campy components including the freehub. The clicking bugged the crap out of me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jay Gloab

Thinking about it, I look back much less when I'm...

Thinking about it, I look back much less when I'm riding by myself.
Forum: Triathlon
08-25-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Jay Gloab

If you're dedicated, 6 months is plenty of time...

If you're dedicated, 6 months is plenty of time to get decent. I went from just knowing how to swim from summer swim lessons as a kid to Most Improved on my high school swim team in about 4 months.
Forum: Triathlon
08-25-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jay Gloab

I disagree with this. While one would...

I disagree with this.

While one would certainly get stronger and faster with this method, one would also reinforce bad technique. It would be much better in the long run to learn good technique...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jay Gloab

I look back pretty frequently. I'm thinking about...

I look back pretty frequently. I'm thinking about getting a handlebar mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jay Gloab

I ride with my wife (who also posts here, as Mrs....

I ride with my wife (who also posts here, as Mrs. Gloab) about once a week. I'm faster than she is, especially when climbing, but I don't resent her -- in fact, I enjoy riding with her very much. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By Jay Gloab

This has nothing to do with Felt bikes, but the...

This has nothing to do with Felt bikes, but the pic of that TT bike makes me wonder -- what's the point of the under-seat bottle cages?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By Jay Gloab

She's cute, but is she wearing a Devil Rays shirt?

She's cute, but is she wearing a Devil Rays shirt?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By Jay Gloab

Glad I'm not allergic, because I got stung on my...

Glad I'm not allergic, because I got stung on my ride this afternoon, right on the forehead. The thing flew right in my face and got stuck under my helmet and stung me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Jay Gloab

Ditto to all of this. When I first got my...

Ditto to all of this.

When I first got my road bike early this summer, I complained on this forum of wrist pain; I was directed to try to keep my elbows bent. I made a conscious effort to do so...
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