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Forum: Triathlon
05-02-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By chrisesposito

It's not just frequency that matters but also...

It's not just frequency that matters but also duration and intensity. Depending on the race distance(s) you are training for these variables will be manipulated differently. So what distance is your...
Forum: Triathlon
12-04-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By chrisesposito

To those that asked for a copy of the DVD: I'll...

To those that asked for a copy of the DVD: I'll be home from vacation this Friday, so I should be able to get to all the requests this weekend.

Chris
Forum: Triathlon
12-03-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By chrisesposito

I burned a copy of the broadcast onto a...

I burned a copy of the broadcast onto a dual-layer DVD; if anybody wants a copy (for the cost of the media + shipping), let me know.

Chris
Forum: Triathlon
11-15-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By chrisesposito

To answer your second question, probably an...

To answer your second question, probably an Arundel Chrono aero bottle, which will run you about $50. I think Bontrager also offers a similarly shaped bottle but don't know the cost.

Using one of...
Forum: Triathlon
11-14-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By chrisesposito

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities to go...

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities to go to, mostly because of the wonderful French and Cajun food. And then there's the Cajun martinis :-). I may just have to sign up for this race.
Forum: Triathlon
11-07-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By chrisesposito

Nice bike split. How did the rest of the race go?...

Nice bike split. How did the rest of the race go? Is Florida wetsuit legal for age groupers?
Forum: Triathlon
11-06-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By chrisesposito

Assuming the resulting wheel is robust enough to...

Assuming the resulting wheel is robust enough to hold up under training mileage, why not train on it? If you can only afford one PT, there's some value to having it for both training and racing.
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By chrisesposito

Kurt Willett over on Biketechreview.com has some...

Kurt Willett over on Biketechreview.com has some wind tunnel test results that he sells for about $20. He tested a large number of wheels, both front and rear. Some rear wheels were discs, and he...
Forum: Triathlon
10-24-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By chrisesposito

If you live in the Seattle area you might post a...

If you live in the Seattle area you might post a note on http://www.seatri.org to find training partners, etc.

The winner of a recent half Iron (Troika) over in Spokane, WA posted these times:
...
Forum: Triathlon
10-22-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By chrisesposito

Make sure to honor thy mother and thy father by...

Make sure to honor thy mother and thy father by at least offering them a hit off of your beer when they go by :D

Best of luck.
Forum: Triathlon
10-22-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By chrisesposito

I had it done this spring after I picked up my...

I had it done this spring after I picked up my Lucero and it worked well - I'm very comfortable on it. The only tweak I wound up doing post-fit was to raise my aerobar pads 15 mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By chrisesposito

Plenty of discussion on these over on the...

Plenty of discussion on these over on the slowtwitch.com forums.
Forum: Triathlon
10-08-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By chrisesposito

4 weeks isn't that long for rotator cuff problems...

4 weeks isn't that long for rotator cuff problems (or other shoulder issues) to resolve themselves; I'm 6+ weeks post shoulder injury date and my PT says another 2 or 3 before swimming again. I ran...
Forum: Triathlon
10-06-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By chrisesposito

Generally smaller (56 / 57 / 58), but there's...

Generally smaller (56 / 57 / 58), but there's enough variation in how bike sizes are specified across vendors and also enough variation in people's body proportions that a more specific answer is...
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By chrisesposito

You might try some rimless sunglasses - if I wear...

You might try some rimless sunglasses - if I wear any sunglasses at all I usually wear a pair of rimless ones from Tifosi - http://www.tifosioptics.com/single/scatto.html
Forum: Triathlon
09-23-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By chrisesposito

Assuming you are not in a position that is...

Assuming you are not in a position that is genuinely too aggressive for you, yes it will get better. One trick is to roll your eyes up instead of craning your neck back so far - instead of looking...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By chrisesposito

The real problem was that, oddly enough, if I...

The real problem was that, oddly enough, if I kept running the numbness was replaced with a fierce burning that grew unbearable until I stopped.

The shots were no big deal. The doc used some...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By chrisesposito

As some have suggested, it might just be that...

As some have suggested, it might just be that your shoes are too tight, or worn out. On the other hand, it might also be a problem with nerve compression that causes the feet to go numb. I have had...
Forum: Triathlon
09-12-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By chrisesposito

Ride what you have, to see if you like the sport....

Ride what you have, to see if you like the sport. Just pedal harder :-) I did my first sprint on my commuter bike, and was probably the only one whose bike had a bell and a rear rack.
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By chrisesposito

http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/sho...

http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/shorty1.html
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By chrisesposito

Yes;since my forearms are along the outside edges...

Yes;since my forearms are along the outside edges of the aerobars, they don't obscure either device. The aero-drink bottle also doesn't block the Edge's view of the GPS satellites. It took a bit of...
Forum: Triathlon
09-10-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By chrisesposito

Let me know if this picture is clear enough.

Let me know if this picture is clear enough.
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By chrisesposito

OK; I'll dig out the camera and post a few.

OK; I'll dig out the camera and post a few.
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By chrisesposito

Powertap display on the left aerobar, Edge 305 on...

Powertap display on the left aerobar, Edge 305 on the right. I often don't use the Edge in workouts in familiar or flat terrain, and I usually don't use it in Sprint and Olympic races.

on my...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-07, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By chrisesposito

Group rides, off-season, and early season I'm on...

Group rides, off-season, and early season I'm on the Soloist. I didn't spend enough time on the Lucero (tri bike) prior to my 3/4 Iron in early June and wasn't quite comfortable. I spent all of...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By chrisesposito

Hi, I work for Boeing, in their central...

Hi,
I work for Boeing, in their central computing and Math R&D center east of Seattle. A majority of my research has been funded by a variety of government agencies and labs.

Modern `Human...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By chrisesposito

There are also tri shorts that have a smaller...

There are also tri shorts that have a smaller chamois than standard cycling shorts and cycling skinsuits, so biking and especially running don't feel like waddling in a full diaper. The descriptions...
Forum: Triathlon
09-07-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By chrisesposito

I tried a few Suunto models over the years and I...

I tried a few Suunto models over the years and I could never figure out the damm user interfaces for these things. User interface design and implementation are my primary professional research areas...
Forum: Triathlon
09-04-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By chrisesposito

Not knowing anything about your cycling history,...

Not knowing anything about your cycling history, I'm a bit shooting in the dark here.

Is the knee pain unique to the new position (i.e., no knee pain in the old)? How much time have you given your...
Forum: Triathlon
09-04-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By chrisesposito

You make a good point. I was talking with one of...

You make a good point. I was talking with one of my teammates today and he said (and I agree) that for his first IM, just having gotten through training volumes and intensities he originally though...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By chrisesposito

CJ- I just read a newspaper article that...

CJ-
I just read a newspaper article that said IMAZ 2009 is going to be in November instead of springtime (April?). That's a version of the race I would be quite happy to do with you, as I could...
Forum: Triathlon
08-30-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By chrisesposito

Well after my doctor visit today, it looks like...

Well after my doctor visit today, it looks like I'm just done for the year. at least 6 weeks of physical therapy ahead of me, and no swimming for about as long unless the PT says otherwise.No biking...
Forum: Triathlon
08-29-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By chrisesposito

Thanks, everybody, for your sympathy and best...

Thanks, everybody, for your sympathy and best wishes. My coach works for Blue Seventy wetsuits (Marketing Director, I think) and has a few connections so he's going to try and get me into IM Florida....
Forum: Triathlon
08-29-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By chrisesposito

IM Canada race report

This isn't the race report I expected to write, but then the race I had (what there was of it) was wildly different from the race I expected.

Got up on race morning @ 3:45 AM, had a bagel, cream...
Forum: Triathlon
08-25-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By chrisesposito

The two additional suggestions I would offer are ...

The two additional suggestions I would offer are

1) unless you discover you have some natural talent for swimming, also acquire a good supply of patience, as it may take a while for your...
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By chrisesposito

I was curious enough about them to get a DVD from...

I was curious enough about them to get a DVD from one of them (Endless Pool, I think). If I remember right, they are quite expensive if you don't already have a pool (> $10,000). I think they have a...
Forum: Triathlon
08-17-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By chrisesposito

Congratulations on toughing it out. And a classic...

Congratulations on toughing it out. And a classic line from your doctor - "if it hurts when you do that, don't do that". For that he went to medical school ?:)
Forum: Triathlon
08-08-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By chrisesposito

The sizing on the website I find to be accurate,...

The sizing on the website I find to be accurate, although if you want to be sure do what I did, since my torso length / leg length proportion is a bit out of the normal range. I emailed Emilio (De...
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By chrisesposito

I've got the tri version of the Rocket 7s, with 2...

I've got the tri version of the Rocket 7s, with 2 straps and custom orthotics. They fit better than my Sidi Genius road shoes, and I can grab both straps in one hand, so getting out is a few seconds...
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By chrisesposito

Troika Half Iron race report

Troika is a half-Iron that took place in Spokane, WA on Sunday August 5, just 3 weeks before IM Canada. This was the 27th year for the race and they had it all pretty well worked out, although the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By chrisesposito

I've been doing goal-pace mile repeats (4-8,...

I've been doing goal-pace mile repeats (4-8, depending on the week) at the track with 1 minute rest in between and after 6 weeks I've discovered that after a long ride when I start to run my legs...
Forum: Triathlon
07-24-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By chrisesposito

I would find a bike shop in your area that deals...

I would find a bike shop in your area that deals in tri bikes, and does tri bike fits, as they will be in the best position to assess your position on your bike and how it needs to be adjusted. In...
Forum: Triathlon
07-21-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By chrisesposito

I have a regular day job that pays the usual...

I have a regular day job that pays the usual expenses. I enjoy teaching and can get a couple thousand $ per course, so I use my teaching income ($15-20K / year) to pay for toys (bikes, laptops, misc....
Forum: Triathlon
07-20-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By chrisesposito

Good Luck, CJ. My coach (Ben Bigglestone) and his...

Good Luck, CJ. My coach (Ben Bigglestone) and his wife Cindy are down there for the race. I had thought about doing it, but after some discussion decided I would do Troika (a 1/2 IM) over in Spokane,...
Forum: Triathlon
07-15-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By chrisesposito

I'm on my second big jug of this stuff and I like...

I'm on my second big jug of this stuff and I like it better than anything else for long course workouts and races. I need more calories (close to 350 / hr) and more electrolytes than I was getting...
Forum: Triathlon
07-09-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By chrisesposito

Dan Empfield from Slowtwitch recently review the...

Dan Empfield from Slowtwitch recently review the Oval Concepts A711 shorty aerobars: http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/shorty2.html
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By chrisesposito

One advantage to a cover that hasn't been...

One advantage to a cover that hasn't been mentioned yet is that so far as I know, you can't get a `real' disc with a Powertap hub, which limits your choices to the much more expensive Ergomo or SRM....
Forum: Triathlon
06-28-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By chrisesposito

I've got a 2005 404 front and a pair of 2006 808s...

I've got a 2005 404 front and a pair of 2006 808s and have never had a problem with any of them.
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-07, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By chrisesposito

Yes, I did. My Soloist is set up with the seat...

Yes, I did. My Soloist is set up with the seat post in the forward position and the seat slid a bit forward. A shorter stem as well. Depending on the details of your existing geometry many people...
Forum: Triathlon
06-21-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,960
Posted By chrisesposito

I'd look here:...

I'd look here: http://www.slowtwitch.com/dealersurvey/fistcoaches.html to see if there are any shops near where you live with experience in fitting tri bikes.
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