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Forum: Triathlon
04-16-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By cjbruin

Bummer. I think mine is a Large or XL.

Bummer. I think mine is a Large or XL.
Forum: Triathlon
04-07-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By cjbruin

What size are you? I have an old Desoto hanging...

What size are you? I have an old Desoto hanging in my closet that I have never worn.
Forum: Triathlon
02-16-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By cjbruin

It was actually in Panama (not Panama Beach). ...

It was actually in Panama (not Panama Beach). Nonetheless, I very impressive world-class performance.
02-13-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,090
Posted By cjbruin

You're quite the expert. I care about it because...

You're quite the expert. I care about it because I have an opinion on something related to it?

It does not make a difference to me whether Or not anyone in professional cycling took PED's. I...
02-12-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,090
Posted By cjbruin

Today Lance placed 2nd in the Ironman Panama...

Today Lance placed 2nd in the Ironman Panama 70.3. Assuming he continues to test clean in International competitions, it's going to strengthen his position. I'm not saying he didn't dope, I'm not...
Forum: Triathlon
02-10-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By cjbruin

If it's really a 56, it might be big for you but...

If it's really a 56, it might be big for you but if it fits, I'd buy it.
02-06-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By cjbruin

Agreed. So the guy trains and races with his team...

Agreed. So the guy trains and races with his team for the majority of his "ban". The governing bodies have more shame than the athletes who break the rules.
Forum: Triathlon
02-04-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By cjbruin

Ironman Switzerland Race Report

Hey everyone. Yes, this is extremely late since the race was last summer. I haven't spent much time on here due to the demands of our business. Hope you enjoy. It was a really great time.
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09-17-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By cjbruin

While Irvine Center Drive over the 405 isn't my...

While Irvine Center Drive over the 405 isn't my favorite road to cycle, it's really not that bad. If it freaks you out that much you could walk your bike on the sidewalk over the overpass and still...
09-15-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By cjbruin

If you're living in Rieber you'll probably find...

If you're living in Rieber you'll probably find that you don't need a bike. The way the campus is set up, it's easier to walk past Drake Stadium, the IM field, Wooden Center, etc on Bruin Walk than...
09-11-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By cjbruin

Go Bruins! Where will you be living? I used my...

Go Bruins! Where will you be living? I used my bike up there for four years and had a blast.
09-09-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By cjbruin

Danae Miller Case

Orange County Superior Case # 11HF0655

Preliminary Hearing was set for 9/7 but was re-scheduled for 9/22.

She's the one who had 16+ tickets but was still driving her car, intoxicated and...
Forum: Triathlon
08-29-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By cjbruin

Congrats to your husband for signing up. IMC is...

Congrats to your husband for signing up. IMC is a terrific race with fantastic fan support. It would be a good idea for him to check out a local Masters program for his swimming. I improved from...
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By cjbruin

Yes, the cutoffs for most races are: Swim:...

Yes, the cutoffs for most races are:

Swim: 2:20 (9:20 AM)
Bike: 10:30 (5:30 PM)
Total Race: 17:00 (Midnight)

European races have 16 hours cutoffs (11 PM)

Good luck. If you want to get it...
Forum: Triathlon
08-27-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By cjbruin

I truly believe that just about anyone can...

I truly believe that just about anyone can complete Ironman distance if they want to do it. I don't want to make light of it because it does take a lot out of you but if you can train yourself to...
08-26-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By cjbruin

I've also heard very good things about John...

I've also heard very good things about John Christeson but have never used him. I trust my bikes to Juan at Cycle Pro in Lake Forest. He's also a great wheel builder.
Forum: Triathlon
08-04-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By cjbruin

Congrats! You are a triathlete!!!

Congrats! You are a triathlete!!!
Forum: Triathlon
07-04-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By cjbruin

I've had the P2SL since it came out and I still...

I've had the P2SL since it came out and I still love it.
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By cjbruin

I was in a similar place as you about seven years...

I was in a similar place as you about seven years ago (except for the smoking and I was much heavier...and only 5'8"). I'd say for the next month, just focus on getting out there when you can. Go...
06-28-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By cjbruin

I've never had that experience riding through the...

I've never had that experience riding through the base...not saying you haven't. I can never recall seeing a large military vehicle on the road...pretty much just regular autos. The bridges are...
Forum: Triathlon
06-28-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By cjbruin

Tough to generalize as it's dependent on the RD. ...

Tough to generalize as it's dependent on the RD. Most races I've done have been pretty well swept. One exception was a Half Ironman where the locals threw down some small tacks/staples on one...
06-28-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By cjbruin

Why don't you like riding on the base? It's...

Why don't you like riding on the base? It's quiet, has a few rollers, cool things to see, etc. I can understand wanting to take the 5 if you're commuting or need to get somewhere more quickly but...
Forum: Triathlon
06-25-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By cjbruin

I agree. No reason to wait a full year. In June...

I agree. No reason to wait a full year. In June '04 I was about 50 lbs overweight and couldn't walk up a single flight of stairs without becoming winded. Six weeks later I finished a sprint (0.5...
06-23-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By cjbruin

Once you ride through the Back Bay, you can...

Once you ride through the Back Bay, you can continue on the San Diego Creek Trail for another 10 miles or so. It runs almost all the way to the Irvine Spectrum. That would just about get you there.
Forum: Triathlon
06-10-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By cjbruin

I concur. Doing a Ironman Distance race (140.6)...

I concur. Doing a Ironman Distance race (140.6) for your first triathlon is pretty much "initiation via circumcision"...ouch! Try your hand in a sprint or olympic distance and learn about...
06-05-11, 11:37 AM
Forum: Triathlon
06-04-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By cjbruin

I have to agree. This is an old bike with...

I have to agree. This is an old bike with downtube shifters, old components, hybrid-like tires. I wouldn't go higher than $40 for it.
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,664
Posted By cjbruin

I doubt that I will ever switch back to running...

I doubt that I will ever switch back to running shoes. More likely to go completely barefoot at some point.
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,664
Posted By cjbruin

Come to IM Switzerland.

Come to IM Switzerland.
Forum: Triathlon
06-02-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,664
Posted By cjbruin

Yep. That's me. Wait...you're Anne's...

Yep. That's me.

Wait...you're Anne's friend, Ingrid...right? That's funny.
06-02-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,265
Posted By cjbruin

If you're going to cross eras, than you should...

If you're going to cross eras, than you should have typed "Eddy Merckx"
06-02-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,265
Posted By cjbruin

I think a lot of people are struggling with this....

I think a lot of people are struggling with this. My theory is that with or without doping, LA was the best cyclist out there with the highest VO2 Max, etc. He and probably several others were...
06-02-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By cjbruin

I think the article makes a lot of sense but it...

I think the article makes a lot of sense but it seems to ignore the fact that doping has been around since long before LA started winning the tour. If we are going to wipe the record clean as the...
06-01-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,265
Posted By cjbruin

Hopefully I'll be exempt from whole sock puppet,...

Hopefully I'll be exempt from whole sock puppet, Team Lance suspicion :)

Isn't it hard to believe that when Tyler needed PEDs, he would pick up the phone and call Lance directly? The way these...
Forum: Triathlon
06-01-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,664
Posted By cjbruin

Here's a pick of me finishing the OC Half in my...

Here's a pick of me finishing the OC Half in my KSOs. Goal was to go under two hours so I was very happy at 1:53 (as you can see). I'm sure there are much faster guys wearing VFFs.
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06-01-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By cjbruin

For light changes. Are you talking about left...

For light changes. Are you talking about left turn lanes? Irvine has done a pretty good job of adjusting their sensors so that bicycles can trip them. There are lights in a few other cities that...
Forum: Triathlon
05-30-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,664
Posted By cjbruin

I run exclusively in my VFFs. Have completed one...

I run exclusively in my VFFs. Have completed one marathon and one half in them. The first day I got my first pair (sprints) I went out and ran 6 miles in them...not recommended by anyone but it...
Forum: Triathlon
05-27-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,136
Posted By cjbruin

Cervelo dropped the "C" when they stopped...

Cervelo dropped the "C" when they stopped producing the P2s in aluminum.
05-27-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,472
Posted By cjbruin

So I keep thinking that you are just a troll but...

So I keep thinking that you are just a troll but since I've had a few beers, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt...

There is no "right way" or "wrong way" in what you are proposing. ...
05-24-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,472
Posted By cjbruin

Might as well go for front and rear discs. That...

Might as well go for front and rear discs. That would be so pimp.
05-23-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,472
Posted By cjbruin

I have 404 tubulars. Are you planning to ride...

I have 404 tubulars. Are you planning to ride them every day or use them for race wheels?
05-22-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By cjbruin

Juan @ CyclePro in Lake Forest.

Juan @ CyclePro in Lake Forest.
05-21-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,265
Posted By cjbruin

Not taking either side on this one but does...

Not taking either side on this one but does anyone else find it humorous that the guy claiming to know so much about the 60 Minutes evidence and what it all means stated that Lance hasn't raced since...
05-15-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,570
Posted By cjbruin

Maybe this will make the race organizers consider...

Maybe this will make the race organizers consider doing more stages in So Cal instead of it being primarily the Tour of Northern California.
05-13-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By cjbruin

Not sure on the best timing for rentals but you...

Not sure on the best timing for rentals but you may be right. I live about 2-3 miles from Turtle Ridge. You'll be freeway close, have easy access to Newport & Laguna as well as most of North &...
05-13-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By cjbruin

Lots of places to bike/hike/trail run/street run...

Lots of places to bike/hike/trail run/street run basically right out your door in Turtle Ridge. I wouldn't count it out.
Forum: Triathlon
05-09-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By cjbruin

As long as you're happy, it doesn't really...

As long as you're happy, it doesn't really matter. Ride it 2,500 miles this and the cost will be $0.30/mi :)
05-09-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By cjbruin

http://www.professional-power-tool-guide.com/wp-co...

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05-08-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By cjbruin

I agree that's hit and run. I would have...

I agree that's hit and run. I would have definitely gotten her plate and called the police. Sorry that happened.
05-06-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,815
Posted By cjbruin

You're killing me, Smalls!

You're killing me, Smalls!
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