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Forum: Triathlon
02-06-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By bq2001

I'd get a better bike and then just rent a set of...

I'd get a better bike and then just rent a set of race wheels for your big race.
Forum: Triathlon
06-15-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By bq2001

Borrowed bike maybe? My wife is a total...

Borrowed bike maybe?

My wife is a total newbie and she is doing a 10 mile ride this weekend on my Blue bike. She will look a tad out of place.
Forum: Triathlon
05-07-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,642
Posted By bq2001

I love those types of races.

I love those types of races.
Forum: Triathlon
05-07-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By bq2001

looks like a decent deal. I got my KFactor for...

looks like a decent deal. I got my KFactor for about that much last season and I love the bike.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,300
Posted By bq2001

Those are the ones that I use. Nice and simple.

Those are the ones that I use. Nice and simple.
Forum: Triathlon
03-03-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,673
Posted By bq2001

The thing that helped me most was my wife telling...

The thing that helped me most was my wife telling me not to kick so much. I can swim with my arms, a good roll, and minimal kick just as fast as before and using a lot less energy.
Forum: Triathlon
01-22-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By bq2001

My thoughts in order - get a bike that fits ...

My thoughts in order
- get a bike that fits
- get a bike that is comfortable for what you are doing
- get a bike you will ride
- get a bike you can afford (carbon being more, al less...)
Forum: Triathlon
01-11-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By bq2001

I wouldn't look at 2 bikes at this point. Spend...

I wouldn't look at 2 bikes at this point. Spend the money on a good road bike and ride the crap out of it, esp if you are commuting.

On a sprint triathlon, you will be just as well served with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By bq2001

I got one used (RC4) and really like it so far. ...

I got one used (RC4) and really like it so far. I'm not a racer, but it does me just fine getting out in club rides and out on my own when I don't want to ride my tri bike.

I built mine up from a...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By bq2001

Thanks for the replys. I took it easy last week...

Thanks for the replys. I took it easy last week and only biked to work once and the runs this weekend were much better. I think I am going to cut down to just Mon-Wed biking, since that is where my...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By bq2001

Commuting and Marathon training

Is anyone out there a commuter and training for a distance event like a marathon? I just started training for a couple fall marathons and my legs feel absolutely dead on the long runs on the...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By bq2001

wow, nice bike and for only $82.

wow, nice bike and for only $82.
06-03-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By bq2001

Dart 3 or MZ Supercomp

I saw lots of comparison threads, but didn't really find any that compared these two forks.
Some info
- I am replacing the old fork (100mm) on my Gary Fisher Kai Tai (about 9 yrs old, yikes)
-...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By bq2001

On the rare occasion someone honks or yells at...

On the rare occasion someone honks or yells at me, I tend to just smile and say thank you and give them a wave. Kind of fun to see their faces change when they don't get the reaction they are...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,008
Posted By bq2001

Built the aqueducts?

Built the aqueducts?
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By bq2001

Ha me too. I am taking my wife to the airport...

Ha me too. I am taking my wife to the airport here in about an hour. It has felt a little weird after people start getting used to you riding.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By bq2001

Like some of the other OK people have said it has...

Like some of the other OK people have said it has been really windy. I was all geared up to ride this morning, but put the bike back inside and drove. Sometimes the gusting winds actually make me...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,718
Posted By bq2001

Yep, my biking/running to work means I only...

Yep, my biking/running to work means I only really take the truck on camping trips, trips to Home Depot, races and days when the weather is too bad to bike/run commute (I am a sissy in heavy rain).
Forum: Commuting
04-18-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,718
Posted By bq2001

Well, my truck gets about maybe 5000 miles a year...

Well, my truck gets about maybe 5000 miles a year now. That is one oil change, maybe $15. I'll get 4 years out of an air filter and when that needs replacing maybe $10. Washer fluid is a whopping...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,718
Posted By bq2001

My truck has been paid off for a couple years now...

My truck has been paid off for a couple years now so I only pay for a tank of gas a month and insurance.
My commuter is a fixed gear/single speed that I put together for ~$300. Although I now...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,227
Posted By bq2001

In the summer whether I am commuting or just...

In the summer whether I am commuting or just riding, I wear sunscreen and also a white long sleeve under armor heat gear top. The UA top keeps me cooler than without and I don't get burned.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,075
Posted By bq2001

For me it is after my marathon in a few weeks. ...

For me it is after my marathon in a few weeks. I tried commuting after my runs in the morning, but my body just couldn't take it. :(
Forum: Commuting
03-21-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By bq2001

Thanks for the reply I am putting a rack on...

Thanks for the reply
I am putting a rack on this weekend from my dad's old bike so no issues there. I'm not sure a basket on the front would really work with my bullhorn handlebars, but it is a...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By bq2001

Bag + Laptop

I am sure this gets asked all the time, but I didn't a search and didn't really find an answer...

I am commuting about 10 miles now instead of old 3 and my messenger bag is starting to get a...
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