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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By kosherdave

Pedal/Cleat question

My brother just picked up his first road bike and it came with clipless pedals. I'm not familair with the brand but from what I've send (just a pic he sent) they look like a mountain pedal/cleat?
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By kosherdave

Any up to date coupons out there for...

Any up to date coupons out there for biketiresdirect?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By kosherdave

Tire advice needed

I need to pick up a couple new tires for my bike, one for my powertap wheel, the other to replace a front tire that recently got a large gash in it (just bought that damn tire for $75 less than 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By kosherdave

Lighten up bro, we're all friends here. BUT,...

Lighten up bro, we're all friends here.
BUT, since you can never get enough info from a post:

I have never replaced my chain. The ~ten years of racing = not all on one bike. Most bikes I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By kosherdave

I bought the powertap to help me with my training...

I bought the powertap to help me with my training now that I'm moving from 70.3 to full IMs but as of now I have no idea how to use that either so I'm sure I'll post some questions once I get that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By kosherdave

what do you find hard to believe about this. ...

what do you find hard to believe about this. Honestly, I don't know a lot about my bike, yeah, I get that I should. I race a LOT, I win a lot, but don't know the specifics. I'm a triathlete, not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By kosherdave

Cassette for Powertap

I recently bought a powertab built into a mavic open pro rim. I neglected to buy a cassette at the time, so the thing has been sitting in my living room for the last two weeks as I keep forgetting...
Forum: Triathlon
07-15-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By kosherdave

Lately I've been swiming at Coney Island. ...

Lately I've been swiming at Coney Island. Poolwise, I swim at one of the city pools in Chelsea and often go up to Riverside to the pool there, but it's a hell of a schlep to get there (especially...
Forum: Triathlon
07-14-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By kosherdave

Ha, yeah I was thinking Half an IronMan too. ...

Ha, yeah I was thinking Half an IronMan too.

My wife says I'm an IronBoy ;-)
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By kosherdave

IMRI 70.3 Race Report

My first Ironman 70.3
Rhode Island

It was a great race, despite the warnings of the cluster f*ck in setting up T1 and T2 50+ miles from one another but it all worked out.
Our morning started...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,597
Posted By kosherdave

maybe I just wet myself a bit. Nice bike

maybe I just wet myself a bit. Nice bike
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By kosherdave

Just a note for people coming out of the water,...

Just a note for people coming out of the water, and coming off the bike to maintain energy on the next leg.

When you swim, you should only kick a bit and it should be from the upper legs. At...
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By kosherdave

way to go!

way to go!
07-07-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,074
Posted By kosherdave

Good for him. I remember that and living NYC we...

Good for him. I remember that and living NYC we hear of stuff like this a lot more than we should, so I hope this helps put a crack down on the police.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,143
Posted By kosherdave

Um, front reflector? And one the seatpost? WTF ...

Um, front reflector? And one the seatpost? WTF

Do you think those high heels work with SPD pedals? (ok, that was my attempt)
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By kosherdave

Everyone seems to have some sound advice. My 2...

Everyone seems to have some sound advice. My 2 cents, get to a tri store and try on a suit to get the best fit. If you buy it there or not, it's up to you. Don't get a surf suit/scuba suit. I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,143
Posted By kosherdave

The best music is the noise a rear disc makes...

The best music is the noise a rear disc makes when passing someone --or, in my case, when someone with a disc comes up and passes me :-(

whompwhompwhompwhomp

That's music to MY ears :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,143
Posted By kosherdave

hahahaha, I love this topic and just had a long...

hahahaha, I love this topic and just had a long discussion with guys on my team.

NY State Law says you legally can, but only in one ear.

Die hard riders mostly say ditch the ear buds. ...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By kosherdave

Imri 70.3

Anyone racing Ironman Rhode Island 70.3 next weekend? I am, and am staying at the Hilton.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has done this race. The transition areas are a real *****, since they...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By kosherdave

Totally respect your opinion, for sure, but watch...

Totally respect your opinion, for sure, but watch yesterday's Hy Vee triathlon. I don't wanna ruin it completely, but Matt Reed had a lead on the bike, and was CRUSHED on the run.

The bike is...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By kosherdave

Oh, also add some Brix Simly put, just go...

Oh, also add some Brix

Simly put, just go on a nice ride where you push yourself similar to race day, then get off and switch to your run immediatly afterwards. It'll help your legs get used to...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By kosherdave

I'll be on a 51 and yeah, I've heard there's not...

I'll be on a 51 and yeah, I've heard there's not much of a difference at that size, but you know, you hear a lot of things so it's good to get a few opinions. :-)
I had a quick fit last week and...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By kosherdave

You're on the right track. Increase milage but...

You're on the right track. Increase milage but keep that 10% rule in mind (only increase by 10% or so each week, to avoid injury).

Hill repetes, tempo workouts, etc, will make you faster. The...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By kosherdave

Tell him to get speed laces or Zoot shoes. ...

Tell him to get speed laces or Zoot shoes. Putting them on takes all of 2 seconds.

It's not just the time time to think about, but also using clipless pedals will save his legs by making them...
Forum: Triathlon
06-28-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By kosherdave

thanks for the great advice everyone! I'll let...

thanks for the great advice everyone! I'll let you know what I do, I have a lot of test rides to do first, just have to find good shops that carry the bikes I wanna test (and that will let me test...
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By kosherdave

P2c and better wheels or p3

If you were going to buy one of these two bikes, would you go for the Cervelo P2 carbon and get nice aero wheels, or spend the money on the P3 and not have money left for new wheels?

I'm not 100%...
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By kosherdave

If you want to volunteer still, you can probably...

If you want to volunteer still, you can probably go on their website and find someone to contact. I doubt they can have too many volunteers!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By kosherdave

Thanks, those were my thoughts too. The bike...

Thanks, those were my thoughts too. The bike shop I went to is notorious for its' bad service, but I was willing to give them another try, hence I went. I'll go elsewhere. There are a LOT of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By kosherdave

No Test Ride Needed

I went to an LBS in my neighborhood earlier in the week to check out a new TT bike. Took forever for anyone to help/notice me, even though there were at least 4 people working and only one other...
Forum: Triathlon
06-19-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By kosherdave

I'm supposed to be leading the lead men out on...

I'm supposed to be leading the lead men out on the run (I'll be on my bike). Should be the most awesome volunteer position I've had to date!
Forum: Triathlon
05-14-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,090
Posted By kosherdave

Orbea Ora

Anyone ride one of thes tri bikes? I'm starting to shop around for something new. I'm thinking mid/end of June. Everyone on my team seems to ride Cervelo P2s or P3s but I'd like to get something...
Forum: Triathlon
05-11-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,645
Posted By kosherdave

10 miles at a time is nothing, your butt will be...

10 miles at a time is nothing, your butt will be fine in non padded shorts. Or get tri shorts. You don't need a tri suit. I did a du this weekend and wore tri shorts that have basically no padding...
Forum: Triathlon
05-11-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,464
Posted By kosherdave

One of the guys on my team just got a SM and it...

One of the guys on my team just got a SM and it measured at 53 (we measured it in the store). I'm bumbed because I ride a 51 and I think the Trek SM will be too big! WTF! Damn that's a hot bike.
Forum: Triathlon
04-22-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By kosherdave

Dude, awesome job and way to start of what's...

Dude, awesome job and way to start of what's hopefully a long list of Tris (and a long list of wins!).
Forum: Triathlon
04-22-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By kosherdave

drop a day or two off the running and add two...

drop a day or two off the running and add two bike days. Increase bike milage gradually but it'll give your running muscles a rest. Get some swims in so you're not shocked come race day. I know...
Forum: Triathlon
04-21-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By kosherdave

sounds like you should go back to the Nikes. As...

sounds like you should go back to the Nikes. As for the blisters, +1 on the body glide. If you don't have that, use a cheap deoderant (the white slicky kind). You won't get any blisters and your...
Forum: Triathlon
04-20-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By kosherdave

How long is a piece of string? (I think that...

How long is a piece of string? (I think that means it all depends).

I'll do probably 4 sprints, 4 Olympics and two 70.3s this year. In addition, I'll race 15-20 road races (running) do a few...
Forum: Triathlon
04-20-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By kosherdave

I'm here. I've ridden Harriman a lot of times. ...

I'm here. I've ridden Harriman a lot of times. It's great, but yeah, hilly. Get that wetsuit out, May is cold. There are a few others up there later in the year. Check SBR's website for 2 sprints...
Forum: Triathlon
04-14-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By kosherdave

great report. I loved reading it! My body...

great report. I loved reading it! My body always has that same urge to purge a lot before races too. Better before than during!
Forum: Triathlon
04-12-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By kosherdave

I have a pair of profiles on my roadbike. They're...

I have a pair of profiles on my roadbike. They're great but honestly took several good rides to get comfortable in them. I felt wobbly at first. Now it's fine. I just had a new pro fitting yesterday...
Forum: Triathlon
04-12-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By kosherdave

Great report! I loved reading it. :-) And nice...

Great report! I loved reading it. :-)
And nice job racing too!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By kosherdave

Another Wheel Question

I know, this is an old topic but I couldn't find what I was looking for searching thru old threads...

Anyway, just found out I am getting more $$ back from taxes than I thought.

I've held back...
Forum: Triathlon
03-26-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,083
Posted By kosherdave

I see a few of them in competition but I've never...

I see a few of them in competition but I've never ridden them. They're kinda cool but look gimmick-ey.
Forum: Triathlon
03-25-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By kosherdave

I second the light weights, high reps, but...

I second the light weights, high reps, but qualify that it does not mean EASY weight, just enough that you get very tired doing a set of 20-25 instead of a set of 10-15. I do race competitively,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By kosherdave

5 Boro Bike Tour?

Who's doing the 5 Boro Bike tour?

I'm a marshall and will be leading from the front. I'll be wearing a white and black SBR jersey, with whatever Marshall vest they give out. I haven't done this...
Forum: Triathlon
03-13-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By kosherdave

On the flip side of that...

I was just reading that post about people that just don't get it. They make fun, laugh or just think it's plain weird/cazy/insane when you tell them you're gonna run 7 miles, do a triathlon, run a...
Forum: Triathlon
03-13-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By kosherdave

Happens to me all the time. People ask what I'm...

Happens to me all the time. People ask what I'm up to, and if I have nothing really going on, other than, say a sprint Tri, I'll say that and they're shocked. You get used to it and kinda learn to...
Forum: Triathlon
02-25-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By kosherdave

Oh I agree, those are very valid points. I...

Oh I agree, those are very valid points. I should point out that I am sponsored already, all of my gear and Powerbar products, etc, but just not a bike yet. I've found that sponsorships sometimes...
Forum: Triathlon
02-24-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By kosherdave

Ha, yeah, well it was worth a shot. He never...

Ha, yeah, well it was worth a shot. He never wrote back, BUT I recently got another sponsor. Still no bike though :-(
Gotta work on that. Too bad though, I like Kestrel!
Forum: Triathlon
02-20-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By kosherdave

Msrp?

Is MSRP different than what bike stores usually price at? The reason I ask is that I recently got sponsored and I can get a new bike at 15% below MSRP (I get a lot of other gear, the bike thing is...
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