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10-21-03, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By Jaimie65

Have people forgotten that Hincapie was one sick...

Have people forgotten that Hincapie was one sick puppy earlier in the season? It looked like he might not even make the Tour - so good night to the early spring classics for 2003.
He focussed on...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-03, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Jaimie65

Hills in Melbourne?? Where? Seriously though...

Hills in Melbourne?? Where? Seriously though welcome to the forums. My first commuter was a giant boulder - I love that bike - tough as nails and went like the proverbial once you threw slicks on...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-03, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Jaimie65

City to Black Rock and Mordiallic?? - Sounds like...

City to Black Rock and Mordiallic?? - Sounds like you ride along Beach Road a bit then. From what I here from friends back home, weekends on beach road is bike city. How is Melbourne these days? I...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-03, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Jaimie65

I used to go through Geelong on my way down the...

I used to go through Geelong on my way down the western district to my grandparents place just out of Terang.
Nice town shame about the football team though.
Welcome.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-03, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Jaimie65

I agree with zoridog - first thing is well done...

I agree with zoridog - first thing is well done is setting a goal and achieving it. The best person to compare your goals with is yourself. The great thing about your first goal is that it was...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-03, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jaimie65

Another option may be to put an ad in your local...

Another option may be to put an ad in your local paper's "wanted" section specifying exactly what you're after and the price range you're willing to pay.

My first commuter was a Giant Boulder...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 06:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,680
Posted By Jaimie65

I've just starting the 3.1's and am finding them...

I've just starting the 3.1's and am finding them really hard to get used too. After three years with shimano spd's I've become very carefree with my de-cleating.

Talking about cleating - it...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-03, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jaimie65

A word of warning Chris L - by the time you get...

A word of warning Chris L - by the time you get here the place with be chokkas with mainlanders with caravans and the like - easily spotted though hire car stickers, mainland number plates and...
Forum: Introductions
07-31-03, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Jaimie65

Given what the South Australians have been saying...

Given what the South Australians have been saying about Murray usage, I'm surprised there is any water in it at all.
Welcome to the forums
Forum: Commuting
07-31-03, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Jaimie65

Howdy allanb and welcome to the forums from an...

Howdy allanb and welcome to the forums from an ex-melbourne boy (grew up in the inner south east). The info you get here is all pretty good stuff. In relation to what the bike stores are telling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-03, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Jaimie65

I think the TdF sprinters do their thing in the...

I think the TdF sprinters do their thing in the 60 - 70 km/h area most of the time. That's 35 to 42 mph in imperial speak. From previous posts it looks like their are some robbies and badens...
07-30-03, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Jaimie65

Would have to be one of the only great time...

Would have to be one of the only great time triallers in world cycling that can't climb two days in a row or maybe it was his team's fault because they were all racing for themselves.
I think it's...
07-30-03, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Jaimie65

From one of his interviews after the latest...

From one of his interviews after the latest victory he gave the impression that he would only come back if he wins he is not interested in anything else - should he lose next year he would consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-03, 12:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jaimie65

I used to hate going shopping until I found my...

I used to hate going shopping until I found my LBS. My bike usually requires a little something every couple of weeks (new spoke/s, trued wheel/s, new rear derailleur, new cluster, winter tyres and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By Jaimie65

Age isn't as important as mental toughness and...

Age isn't as important as mental toughness and physical ability - that said you can race at any level you want to apply yourself but realise there are thousands at there who want to be the next LA. ...
07-29-03, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Jaimie65

He does seem overly precious. Would have to take...

He does seem overly precious. Would have to take the award for the *****iest antics aired in public pre re-signing by any notable rider this year. I think I'll just nickname him "the tool" for next...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-03, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By Jaimie65

A lot will depend on the smoothness of your...

A lot will depend on the smoothness of your commute. Good roads can easily offset the need to be overly picky about the soft feel of thicker tyres. If I had my time over again with my mtb I would...
07-28-03, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Jaimie65

The book is the Lance Armstrong Performance...

The book is the Lance Armstrong Performance Program - written by LA and his coach Chris Carmichael good read and good training book whatever your standard.
To mash or not to mash - apparently...
07-28-03, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Jaimie65

Stick a big fat beastie col (15k @ 7% would do...

Stick a big fat beastie col (15k @ 7% would do it) in Stage 1 - then let's see who abandons and who sprints and who whinges about an invite. I wreckon you might even see ol Jean Marie standing on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Jaimie65

I don't know where you reside so am not sure what...

I don't know where you reside so am not sure what that dollar numbers amount too however the type of bike for entry depends on what you want it for.
My current communter is a second hand 1993 Giant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Jaimie65

Heaps of the roadies go off road off season and...

Heaps of the roadies go off road off season and whilst its not exactly the same many roadies now ride cyclocross in the winter.
And even LA tried a little mountain biking during the Tour this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jaimie65

For those suffering addicts can I recommend a...

For those suffering addicts can I recommend a hard pedal up your local col with a buddy - be a kid and play pretend.
In relation to the Vuelta many did opt for triples up the angliru - a real...
07-24-03, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Jaimie65

I don't understand why some of you people are...

I don't understand why some of you people are getting into Bjarne Riis - Tyler is his teams main man for goodness sake. Their handshake in the final 300m of Stage 16 was beautiful so I think a...
07-24-03, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Jaimie65

Lotek is kind of right. The last climb has to be...

Lotek is kind of right. The last climb has to be at least 5km long with the stage finishing uphill. Cast your minds back to alpe d'huez where they all turned out of the village for the climb and...
Forum: Introductions
07-24-03, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Jaimie65

I took up riding again three years ago. My...

I took up riding again three years ago.
My first bike was an MTB new and cost about $AUS 450
Next came a second hand shogun roadbike for $AUS 50.
Then along came the Giant Perigee again second...
07-23-03, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Jaimie65

No I don't and I don't agree that going to CSC...

No I don't and I don't agree that going to CSC would have worked out better for anyone on this tour even in hindsight.
Hamilton deserves to be a GC contender in his own right. He'd be podium...
07-23-03, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Jaimie65

Last night it was bucketing when I left work and...

Last night it was bucketing when I left work and it was still raining when I got home an hour later. I got wet so I had a shower, put the riding gear in the wash then dried it me and then the gear. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-03, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By Jaimie65

For my commuter, I'm a Shimano SPD man with...

For my commuter, I'm a Shimano SPD man with Shimano MTB shoes even though its a rode bike. The other great recommendation about this stuff is its longevity - I've had my same shoes and cleats for...
07-22-03, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By Jaimie65

They are protected because they are the emblem of...

They are protected because they are the emblem of the greatest football club in the world. Just ask eddie.
07-22-03, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Jaimie65

I hovered around 74 kgs for 20 years. Started...

I hovered around 74 kgs for 20 years. Started riding about 3 years ago. Twelve months ago I dropped to 72 kgs. I now weigh in at about 88 kgs. The increase can be attributed in part to giving up...
07-22-03, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Jaimie65

IMHO. Simoni over committed in doing the Giro...

IMHO.
Simoni over committed in doing the Giro and Tour in the one year. I think we may see a better prepared and quieter Simoni in 2004.
Beloki (hoping he makes a full recovery) will need to learn...
07-22-03, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Jaimie65

Now that the world knows that Ullrich is the real...

Now that the world knows that Ullrich is the real deal again, speculation on where to from here will continue to mount - particularly given the quality of this year's race and the popularity that is...
07-15-03, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Jaimie65

1. L. Armstrong 2. J. Ullrich 3. A....

1. L. Armstrong
2. J. Ullrich
3. A. Vinokourov
4. I. Mayo
I hope I'm wrong but I don't think Hamilton will finish sadly. He has been the most inspiring story so far in the greatest race I've ever...
07-15-03, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Jaimie65

Absolutely fine by me. The "finish line" is...

Absolutely fine by me. The "finish line" is always in Paris and is nearly always a mass sprint effectively after a 10 lap crit. Whether numero uno gets to kiss a podium girl or three doesn't phase...
07-14-03, 08:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,764
Posted By Jaimie65

Rise over run times one hundred is the standard...

Rise over run times one hundred is the standard used for comparing slopes. It's easy you look at a map count the contours of the climb sus out the distance then divide the climb into the distance...
07-14-03, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Jaimie65

It's very sad that such a brave contender's TdF...

It's very sad that such a brave contender's TdF ended this way. I wish him a speedy recovery from his numerous fractures and the best of luck with the impending birth of he and his wife's new baby....
Forum: Commuting
07-14-03, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,828
Posted By Jaimie65

Well the problems with this morning's commute...

Well the problems with this morning's commute began a day or so ago on Alpe d'Huez. SBS in Australia showed the last three hours of the stage live which didn't finish until 1.30am. The four and a...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-03, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By Jaimie65

In terms of the bike if you commute every day its...

In terms of the bike if you commute every day its going to get dirty. I've picked up a couple of mean second hand middle of the road bikes over the years and got good mileage out of them. Current...
07-14-03, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Jaimie65

It's not necessarily an apprenticeship/trainee...

It's not necessarily an apprenticeship/trainee type thing. Every team has a different balance to every race. If we are taking the TdF as an example - teams tend to have climbers, sprinter and GC...
07-14-03, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Jaimie65

Have to agree with Beats Walking. You are one...

Have to agree with Beats Walking. You are one lucky rider but the driver that nearly killed you should go down. If he'd been frightened and apologetic - groovy - but this moronic turnip needs some...
07-14-03, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By Jaimie65

We live in a society that in gereral terms must...

We live in a society that in gereral terms must consume the environment to grow the economy. Despite the best efforts of some (and alas the apathy of most) this trend is not improving. If we use...
07-13-03, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jaimie65

In some of the riders eye's Pertacchi's final...

In some of the riders eye's Pertacchi's final effort was a little ordinary. New green jersey wearer Cooke suggested that if the first week was all it was about then any team could have pulled a Sean...
07-13-03, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Jaimie65

What a wonderful, exciting and event packed stage...

What a wonderful, exciting and event packed stage (not to mention the scenery). I've never seen a stage with so many attacks before - fantastic stuff. I couldn't work out why USPS went so hard so...
07-10-03, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Jaimie65

I thought his comments about the dude who went...

I thought his comments about the dude who went down were quite funny. Lotto-Domo have built their tour around McEwan winning stages and Pertacci is in better form at the moment. I think a certain...
Forum: Introductions
07-09-03, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Jaimie65

Devonport hey, was there recently on the way home...

Devonport hey, was there recently on the way home from the mainland, was on one of the Premiers nice new red spirits - looks like the city is coming along in leaps and bounds since the last time I...
07-08-03, 11:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jaimie65

Personally, I'd weigh up the cost of repairs v....

Personally, I'd weigh up the cost of repairs v. the potential revengy factor, heartache and antagonism of suing the kid and his folks that could result. The old man seems an aggro type - I'm not...
Forum: Introductions
07-08-03, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Jaimie65

Welcome to BF from a fellow Tasmaniac. In which...

Welcome to BF from a fellow Tasmaniac. In which part of this fair land do you reside Aggressor?
07-07-03, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Jaimie65

What do people think are the chances of Hamilton...

What do people think are the chances of Hamilton succeeding Armstrong at USPS one day?
07-06-03, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Jaimie65

Millar was obviously primed for the prologue as...

Millar was obviously primed for the prologue as was McGee as was Ullrich (I'm on the band wagon at least to the first Cat. 1 climb) but apparently LA was not very happy with his seventh placing. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-03, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,828
Posted By Jaimie65

Started the week off with an adrenalin surge this...

Started the week off with an adrenalin surge this morning. Me and biking buddy locked wheels @ 30 km/h (as you do) - fortunately no crash just a mild blip in the heart.
Government has installed...
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