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Forum: Triathlon
12-12-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By ThrottleJock

Kestrel Talon or Cervelo Soloist Team?

I need a "convertible" bike - I'm a Tri Guy only part time, the rest of the time I'm not crazy about the super forward positioning and in fact rode laid back Merckx's for years with a smile on my...
Forum: Triathlon
11-18-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By ThrottleJock

rrrrrr I mean, I'm going to give it a try....

rrrrrr

I mean, I'm going to give it a try. Gearing up and going single speed (instead of fixed) though, I run an 81 inch gear now and that's not enough for the sort of pace I'd need to keep in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,757
Posted By ThrottleJock

Bungee cord connecting your seatpost with his...

Bungee cord connecting your seatpost with his stem. Make sure he's covering the brakes at all times. :)
10-11-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Nice one, buddy. You're a lonely little fella...

Nice one, buddy. You're a lonely little fella aren't you?
10-11-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By ThrottleJock

I sure feel old, haha. Rickety, crickety, bum...

I sure feel old, haha. Rickety, crickety, bum back and sore everything from too many years of crashing motocross and mountain bikes.

I'm gonna keep riding though, the more I ride the road bike,...
10-11-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I'm bored of my own thread.

I'm bored of my own thread.
10-09-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By ThrottleJock

That's a good thing. And 212 is nuts, take it...

That's a good thing. And 212 is nuts, take it easy out there!
10-09-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By ThrottleJock

Ok, good. I know I do have some genetics working...

Ok, good. I know I do have some genetics working for me. I'm real out of shape now (compared to the old me, at least) but back about 10yrs ago I was able to hit 217 pretty regularly during sprints...
10-09-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By ThrottleJock

31yrs old and hit 204bpm off-the-front uphill. Is my heart going to explode?

I didn't think I was supposed to be able to hit 204bpm at my ripe old age. I'm riding a fixed gear and had to sprint against the wind to get to the top of a hill this weekend. In order to make it to...
10-09-07, 06:20 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

So I went and stole my bike back yesterday. Hehe....

So I went and stole my bike back yesterday. Hehe. Pretty anti-climactic when I say it like that, eh?

I've been riding around with the 24" bolt cutters on my scooter for a week or so and have...
09-28-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Eeeeee I'm nervous! ****! Oh yeah, add to the...

Eeeeee I'm nervous! ****! Oh yeah, add to the post above that I've done a 40ft road gap jump on a hardtail, towed in by a dirt bike. Still nervous about the tiny, inconsequential green chain. Fuggin...
09-28-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Hahaaa! You guys are fugging cracking me up. ...

Hahaaa! You guys are fugging cracking me up.

Okay, here's the update. I suck. I'm so sketched about getting arrested for stealing my own bike back 4 weeks before my wedding, it's pathetic. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By ThrottleJock

Funny bikes. The "real" record stipulates a...

Funny bikes.

The "real" record stipulates a number of things, same-size wheels, spokes, etc. It's pretty cool to see the difference technology makes though when you see the spread between the two...
09-12-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Hey there's a moral to this story even before...

Hey there's a moral to this story even before it's through, btw.

Write up a bill of sale and have both parties sign anytime you sell a bike/motorcycle/big TV, etc.
09-12-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Ok, I talked to a cop at lunch and (as expected)...

Ok, I talked to a cop at lunch and (as expected) he recommended that I NOT liberate the bike myself, proof-of-purchase-and-balls-of-steel or not. He said that was a pretty bad idea and would...
09-12-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I tried. I was standing on the bottom bracket and...

I tried. I was standing on the bottom bracket and pulling on the lock with all my might while yelling "mother ****er gonna steal my girlfriends ****ing bike garrrrrrrrghghhh" with people driving by...
09-12-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I'm a 195lbs musclehead who enjoys muay thai, and...

I'm a 195lbs musclehead who enjoys muay thai, and I'll be holding a pair of bolt cutters. AND I'm pissed that the ******* took my girlfriend's beloved little bike. I will have the upper hand.

BTW,...
09-11-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

good point. I'll simply repo it. :)

good point. I'll simply repo it. :)
09-11-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I will. I just called my buddy the bike shop...

I will. I just called my buddy the bike shop owner to see if he can email me a scanned copy of the sales invoice so I can stop by and pick up the bike on my way home from work haha. I've got a HUGE...
09-11-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I know where he lives, my buddy lives in the same...

I know where he lives, my buddy lives in the same apartment complex and confirmed that the bike's always out there locked to the same post.

I'll get up early as **** one morning, take my trusty...
09-11-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

I've got pics of my gf w/ the bike. That thing's...

I've got pics of my gf w/ the bike. That thing's coming back to the homestead.
09-11-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

The chain they're using to lock it is PATHETIC....

The chain they're using to lock it is PATHETIC. One of those ridiculous baby chains with green plastic coating that non-bike people buy at k-mart. I'm almost convinced I can crack it by hand.
...
09-11-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Oh, and I never reported it stolen because the...

Oh, and I never reported it stolen because the last bike that I had stolen from me, a $5500 Ti frame Eddy Merckx with Record, was never recovered, the detective "assigned" to the case seemed annoyed...
09-11-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,611
Posted By ThrottleJock

Found my stolen bike. Now what?

Hey guys, I'm looking for advice or maybe justification for some action.

About 6 months ago my girlfriend’s bike was stolen from her place of work. Cut cable, bike gone. The bike is very unique....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,499
Posted By ThrottleJock

My highest top speed attained on a bicycle was...

My highest top speed attained on a bicycle was achieved on a mountain bike on a dirt road, riding DOWN Pikes Peak. 64mph according to my trusty little Avocent or whatever it was back in those days. I...
09-02-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By ThrottleJock

Keep practicing, learn to stand with your wheel...

Keep practicing, learn to stand with your wheel turned in either direction and with either foot forward. It'll become second nature in clips after a couple years. (haha, sorry)
08-31-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By ThrottleJock

His heart would explode

His heart would explode
08-31-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,273
Posted By ThrottleJock

Those guys are real tan

Those guys are real tan
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By ThrottleJock

If you can keep up and you're safe, jump on. If...

If you can keep up and you're safe, jump on. If you're "unwelcome" the "Boss" (see the 11 guys you'll find in every group ride) will let you know.

If everybody's wearing matching jerseys and one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,334
Posted By ThrottleJock

Being on a bicycle is my second most favorite...

Being on a bicycle is my second most favorite thing in the world, preceded only by going fast around a track on a roadrace bike (motorcycle). Sex is third.

Getting fit, getting away from it all,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,595
Posted By ThrottleJock

Oooh, and I found this great bin of ancient early...

Oooh, and I found this great bin of ancient early lycra from the days when half the peleton was still wearing wool... I sported that stuff a lot when I was smaller too. Classic Schwinn jerseys, old...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,595
Posted By ThrottleJock

Lately i've been wearing black shorts (plain)...

Lately i've been wearing black shorts (plain) with white sleeveless underarmor for "jerseys", or something out of my old race kit team stash that looks hilariously dated now. Pink/purple livery, who...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,175
Posted By ThrottleJock

Mr. Genetic Freak/Weirdo: The guy who always...

Mr. Genetic Freak/Weirdo: The guy who always shows up on a completely inadequate bike and rides to the left of the paceline out in the wind "for the extra workout" but somehow keeps up. Hardtail...
08-30-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By ThrottleJock

Doesn't matter if the driver's at fault or not,...

Doesn't matter if the driver's at fault or not, it still gives you the right to beat him over the head with what's left of your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By ThrottleJock

ebay, and be honest about the history.......

ebay, and be honest about the history.... somebody will be willing to take the risk of riding parts that have taken that type of hit, and will be happy to get them for a "discount" price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,651
Posted By ThrottleJock

This is a great idea, keeps the element of...

This is a great idea, keeps the element of surprise to some extent but ensures that she'll end up on something that is torturous only due to the level of energy she'll exert while pedalling it rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,651
Posted By ThrottleJock

I'm thinking I should forget about the surprise...

I'm thinking I should forget about the surprise gift thing and just drag her to the bike shop> I'm usually a little off the mark on what I think she'd like anyway. She likes purple so I was thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,651
Posted By ThrottleJock

Good points, all... She's definitely...

Good points, all...

She's definitely interested in riding. I'm an ex-pro cyclist who's bored her with stories of it for years. She's an ex-marathon runner with a very strong, muscular "gymnast"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,651
Posted By ThrottleJock

Meh, the more I read about this the more it...

Meh, the more I read about this the more it sounds like I'm going to have to have her try some on for size... crapper. No surprise but I don't want her to be uncomfortable while I'm kicking her ass...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,651
Posted By ThrottleJock

Bike size for a 5'2" female?

I know, I know, I should have her fitted at a shop, etc. but I want to surprise her completely. Even browsing around a shop and having her sit on some bikes would give it away, she knows me too well...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,505
Posted By ThrottleJock

Wow man, that story sucks. Got to be careful out...

Wow man, that story sucks. Got to be careful out there.

Same as riding a motorcycle, we have no protection so it's our responsibility to avoid them. Ride like you're invisible, expect every car...
08-23-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,094
Posted By ThrottleJock

Hey what pedals are those? Some variety of SPD?

Hey what pedals are those? Some variety of SPD?
08-21-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By ThrottleJock

Dude that Accel kevlar wheel is super trick. I...

Dude that Accel kevlar wheel is super trick. I used to ride with a rich lawyer guy back in the day that always had all the trickest stuff. I remember when he had a set of these made for his time...
08-20-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,977
Posted By ThrottleJock

Nothing that a nice quart of buttermilk in the...

Nothing that a nice quart of buttermilk in the windshield vents wouldn't fix. Gets so nice and curdled in the summer heat... mmmmmn.

Okay, okay that's fighting fire with fire. But then he'd have...
08-20-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By ThrottleJock

Zumba's right too, you won't bulk up nearly as...

Zumba's right too, you won't bulk up nearly as much doing the 1-set (plus warmup) routine as compared to repping ~30 times with multiple sets of lighter weight.
08-20-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By ThrottleJock

There are a ton of theories on this but the...

There are a ton of theories on this but the general rule is 1 set (plus warmup) is for POWER, multiple sets is for "Development" and muscular endurance. The 1 set technique is pretty commonly used by...
08-20-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By ThrottleJock

Yeah I totally do. Especially when I've got the...

Yeah I totally do. Especially when I've got the headphones in. It would probably be pretty embarassing if I weren't a total dork anyway.
08-20-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,706
Posted By ThrottleJock

Oooh I think that's my problem. I'm running...

Oooh I think that's my problem. I'm running treadless carbon sole road shoes and the only contact to the pedal is the cleat. Very weeblie-wobbly feeling and I pull out of them on the upstroke...
08-17-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,706
Posted By ThrottleJock

Do you guys also despise your eggbeaters? I've...

Do you guys also despise your eggbeaters? I've got them on mine and pull out of the pedals on the upstroke way too often. (Anytime is way to often on a fixed gear, it's ****ing exciting as hell every...
08-17-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By ThrottleJock

Go see a doctor!

Go see a doctor!
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