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05-21-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By TechKnowGN

Good rear shock with lockout for a Trek Fuel 70 FS MTB?

Gang,

I'm moving over from my Trek 3900 disc to a Trek Fuel 70 full suspension. All the components except the rear shock are coming from my current hard tail.

The rear shock is a RockShox BAR...
05-21-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Hi all, nice to see this thread continuing even...

Hi all, nice to see this thread continuing even if sporadically. I did my first race of the season in late april, an XTERRA off-road triathlon. Last place, took forever, rolled my ankle and a fairly...
06-29-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By TechKnowGN

theyres an education process with the surgery and...

theyres an education process with the surgery and support group for after it but a lot of people dont follow it
06-29-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By TechKnowGN

BF clydesdale in velonews

I havent been around much lately so I dont know if he still posts here but Ernest was a BFer for at least a little while.
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06-29-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

wolfador thats generally refered to as a...

wolfador thats generally refered to as a try-a-tri or super-sprint distance. The bike and run are pretty close to standard for a sprint, but the swim is intentionally shorted to keep those who arent...
05-15-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

pools are the hardest part because theyre usually...

pools are the hardest part because theyre usually the most expensive training location. have any city pools or local university or high school pools?
03-21-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By TechKnowGN

identifying bottom bracket type needed...

Is there an "easy" way to figure out what kind of bottom bracket you need for a bike without having to come here to ask people? Im buying a new Kestrel Talon frameset, and it's basically impossible...
02-21-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Zoxe - Nice. I dont know what my 400 time is...

Zoxe - Nice. I dont know what my 400 time is right now but I doubt it is 8 minutes LOL. Im pretty sure Ive never been that fast, especially in the pool. Ive only been in the pool seriously for about...
02-18-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Zencalm - havent been around in a while, but yes,...

Zencalm - havent been around in a while, but yes, still doing tris. Wife and I moved to NC in September. You should have no trouble finding great places to train. Which bike shop(s) do you go to?
08-01-11, 04:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,401
Posted By TechKnowGN

Ive got a Selle SMP TRK Man and like it alot. Im...

Ive got a Selle SMP TRK Man and like it alot. Im still getting it broken in, but it isnt causing and numbness which was my big issue prior to getting this saddle.
07-27-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

congrats sparrish! good luck with it, it's so...

congrats sparrish! good luck with it, it's so much fun. training is hard but worth it.
06-25-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,088
Posted By TechKnowGN

True and false. The facts4lance site was set up...

True and false. The facts4lance site was set up by Lances attorney to combat the 60 minutes story. Lance forgot to have him grab the facts4lance twitter, so Floyd grabbed that. Then Floyd and...
06-25-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,088
Posted By TechKnowGN

Even as someone who doesnt believe in the...

Even as someone who doesnt believe in the armstrong myth anymore, after cancer he was absolutely a different cyclist. Before cancer, I believe he eventually would have left the pro peloton to become...
06-25-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,088
Posted By TechKnowGN

Consider it stirred:...

Consider it stirred: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/biking/road-biking/The-Twitter-War-Against-Lance-Armstrong.html

Plus, what I'm hearing is that the grand jury might wrap up...
06-12-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By TechKnowGN

It cant hurt to try it either way. Worst case...

It cant hurt to try it either way. Worst case scenario youre outclassed and learn that you need to be with the Cat 4s. youre definitely clyde qualified though
06-11-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By TechKnowGN

Will I be ok using this tire (R4 Aero 700 x 22)

Does anyone have any experience with the R4 aero from Bontrager? It's a narrower, aero tire. I'm putting upgrading from the stock front wheel on my Fuji (Alex AClass AKX R1.0) with a Mavic Kysrium...
05-20-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,933
Posted By TechKnowGN

I was a fan of armstrong, will say in a lot of...

I was a fan of armstrong, will say in a lot of ways I still am. But theres no doubt in my mind after spending a bunch of the past week+ talking to Floyd Landis, and then having him backed up by...
05-20-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,933
Posted By TechKnowGN

Honestly, most of that stuff is going to be damn...

Honestly, most of that stuff is going to be damn near impossible to prove even with testimony, and honestly my guess is they found ways not to directly use sponsor money to buy drugs because thats...
05-12-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Thats a great first suit. should be fine for the...

Thats a great first suit. should be fine for the lakes, but might not be warm enough for the rivers until they reach warmest. you want 60 minimum for those suits.
05-12-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By TechKnowGN

you would think he wants to make money so sell to...

you would think he wants to make money so sell to people they prove finished, who cares which year if its not on the jersey. so stupid
05-12-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Im 325 and my XTERRA XXL Vortex 3 fits me, though...

Im 325 and my XTERRA XXL Vortex 3 fits me, though its a bit tight. Im guessing it would fit you fine assuming youre around 5'22" or taller you can almost always find a sale to get them for around...
05-12-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,507
Posted By TechKnowGN

Ive gained friends, but i dont feel ive lost any...

Ive gained friends, but i dont feel ive lost any friends. I guess I never thought of myself as fat, even though i was and still am. So the friends i made, none of it was a food based friendships....
05-12-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,507
Posted By TechKnowGN

Which world champ?

Which world champ?
05-12-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By TechKnowGN

L'Equipe to publish pre-TdF blood values from 2010

The big french sports newspaper will be publishing leaked test results taken at the beginning of the TdF tomorrow. UCI is launching an investigation, it'll be interesting to see what info it shows.
05-10-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Awesome! Keep it up!

Awesome! Keep it up!
05-10-11, 02:08 PM
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Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Craig B - If you're participating even if it's...

Craig B - If you're participating even if it's just for one leg, that still counts.
05-10-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Zoxe - Thats awesome! I've got family and friends...

Zoxe - Thats awesome! I've got family and friends in the Naperville area, so I'll make sure to let them know about the race.
05-09-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

First race of the season: New England Season...

First race of the season: New England Season Opener. Water temp at swim was under 60 degrees. I was 10 minutes faster than last year and was not DFL. Every aspect of the race improved from swim to...
05-09-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By TechKnowGN

Ever seen one of these on the bike path during your morning commute?

Follow a triathlon where I wasn't as happy with my improvement as I wanted to be, and with gas prices on the rise, I decided to get more riding mileage by commuting on nice days. They're doing some...
05-01-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Ecavalino - Im sure NorCal has a load of tris,...

Ecavalino - Im sure NorCal has a load of tris, and if you look at them, you'll find some that have beginner waves and links to classes or training groups. Im not from the area but Id be shocked if...
05-01-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Rhodabike - Thats awesome that youve been able to...

Rhodabike - Thats awesome that youve been able to keep up on the distance swimming. My best 2100 is around an hour so you being able to do 400 more than that is really impressive

Mr. The Historian...
04-02-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By TechKnowGN

Im on my second set of Keo's and I love them....

Im on my second set of Keo's and I love them. Don't worry, you'll get used to them. Nice that they had the red ones to fit with your bike.
04-01-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By TechKnowGN

My fastest was on the big downhill at Timberman...

My fastest was on the big downhill at Timberman 70.3 last year, 46 MPH. It was thillifying.
03-31-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

I've been training 6 days a week for most of a...

I've been training 6 days a week for most of a month now. Finally seeing weight loss out of it too. Finally started really working on portion control, and Im down almost 4 pounds this week. My first...
03-07-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Very cool, welcome, and good luck; but most of...

Very cool, welcome, and good luck; but most of all have fun!
03-07-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

There are some of those people, but there are...

There are some of those people, but there are also the 140 pound dudes that will give you their used trainer when they upgrade just out of the kindness of their hearts. I feared that kind of...
03-07-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Which province do you live in? It takes time to...

Which province do you live in? It takes time to train for the running. As you continue to build, look into a couch to 5k program. they even have them for smartphones.
03-03-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Sounds like youre ahead of me right now for sure....

Sounds like youre ahead of me right now for sure. I didnt do a lot over winter. When I started training in January I went too hard too fast, and had to start over in Feb. Its coming along now, but im...
02-25-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By TechKnowGN

Hard to say what will fit a person, but Rudy...

Hard to say what will fit a person, but Rudy seems to have a good return policy and Ive used their customer service several times.
02-25-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By TechKnowGN

thanks im pretty excited, and im also pretty sure...

thanks im pretty excited, and im also pretty sure im not done. Ive reached out to a few more sponsors and have heard back that they are interested. If I get enough more stuff, I'll make a second...
02-25-11, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By TechKnowGN

I just posted my raffle, XTERRA donated a...

I just posted my raffle, XTERRA donated a wetsuit, H20 Audio donated earphones and a waterproof case for smart phones, a Stomach of Anger Tshirt, a Rudy project helmet I bought to give away, and it's...
02-24-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By TechKnowGN

Need a new helmet, nows the time!

Rudy Project is having an insane inventory clearance sale. 75% off a bunch of their 2010 models. $200 helmets for $50, etc. I wear their stuff and love it so I thought I'd pass it on.
02-23-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By TechKnowGN

I'm doing the Rev 3 Cedar Point triathlon in...

I'm doing the Rev 3 Cedar Point triathlon in September as a fundraiser for the rides official charity The Ulman Cancer Fund for young adults. It's got a high minimum ($1500), but Im approaching it as...
02-23-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,005
Posted By TechKnowGN

I second the 305, unless you're looking to get...

I second the 305, unless you're looking to get into triathlon. Then in the long run you may want a higher level device.
02-22-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By TechKnowGN

There's a guy on my triathlon team who is about...

There's a guy on my triathlon team who is about 5'8"-5'10" and was 300 lbs when he had a heart attack at 28. He's now south of 200 lbs, and completed Ironman Lake Placid last year.
02-22-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

So what's up gang? How's the training going? Mine...

So what's up gang? How's the training going? Mine has finally taken off in February, after a disastrous January. I missed being outside on the bike during the two really warm days last week, but...
02-07-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

Hey gang, I got through the worst parts of the...

Hey gang, I got through the worst parts of the offseason, and now I'm back. I had to struggle with some seasonal blahs, an eating binge in January, and more snow than I've ever seen, but now things...
01-20-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

It's awesome to see some of you posting in the...

It's awesome to see some of you posting in the thread so early in the year. Races in the summer are made possible by training in the winter. Now is the time to start preparing,
whether you're doing...
01-03-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,928
Posted By TechKnowGN

I just finished planning out my 2011 schedule....

I just finished planning out my 2011 schedule. I'll list it here shortly.
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