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11-06-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By UT_Dude

Well... I was never very good at Mountain...

Well...

I was never very good at Mountain Biking, but always liked doing it for fun. My coach (when I had one) would always get annoyed when I wanted to do Mountain bike stuff, since (in Texas),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,732
Posted By UT_Dude

Felt AR vs. Specialized Tarmac

Alright... Short version...

I've been more or less out of the sport for a year or so, having gone a little too hard and burnt myself out last year. Took a while off and rowed, which was fun, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,143
Posted By UT_Dude

I rowed at UT (that's Texas) this last year, and...

I rowed at UT (that's Texas) this last year, and before that, spent 2+ years on the cycling team.

From experience.... Riding will help your rowing a lot more than rowing will help your riding.
04-10-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

Everyone thought my gold chain was awesome when I...

Everyone thought my gold chain was awesome when I had it. No snide comments.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By UT_Dude

Hrm. Last night had all sorts of good stories......

Hrm. Last night had all sorts of good stories... Broken bikes, broken cogs, broken bones... Even a fist fight!!

I somehow missed seeing you out there. Or maybe I was too entranced with...
11-12-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

I justified it by the fact that I was without a...

I justified it by the fact that I was without a road bike for ~2 months this year because of stuff being broken. I'm 99% sure I'm going to sell the White/Pink one (OK, without the Pink maybe) in the...
11-11-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

Tree Fort Bikes online for the crank. Just under...

Tree Fort Bikes online for the crank. Just under $400 = ouch.

Yeah, the accents are pink. I'm trying it... See how it goes.
11-11-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

OK... My new Tarmac twins. ...

OK... My new Tarmac twins.

http://www.chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmacs/tarmacs1.jpg

http://www.chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmacs/pro1.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,268
Posted By UT_Dude

Benz rides a P3... That guy has some serious...

Benz rides a P3... That guy has some serious dinero, though.

I liked my P2 a lot. I'd avoid Giant, though, you can definitely do better (especially for the money). Felt has some great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By UT_Dude

How do I remove BB30 bearings?

OK, I'm confused... On my new Tarmac, I'm swapping the Specialized crankset for the new SRAM Red BB30 crankset. It would seem to me that the bearings should just push out (or at least that's how it...
11-06-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,035
Posted By UT_Dude

I know... It's more the idea of the whole thing....

I know... It's more the idea of the whole thing. IMO, if you have the results to cat up, you should. See: Colton or Draye... If you can win a Cat 3 race, you can be competitive in a p12.
11-06-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,035
Posted By UT_Dude

No, I'm really not racing. That's BS. Now I...

No, I'm really not racing. That's BS. Now I have to put up with a bunch of Cat 3 sandbaggers protesting a rule change. It's not fun for me or anyone else.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By UT_Dude

Thanks, Botto. That's about the answer I was...

Thanks, Botto. That's about the answer I was looking for. I kind of figured it didn't matter, but I don't really have experience with all brake options.
11-05-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,035
Posted By UT_Dude

OK, I'm not racing next year.

OK, I'm not racing next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By UT_Dude

Brakes... Which ones?

I'm putting together my new Tarmac now for next year's racing and have gotten stuck on brakes...

I'm down to 3 options... SRAM Force, SRAM Red, or Dura Ace (7800, not the new stuff).

Who has...
10-25-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By UT_Dude

Take up another sport for a while. Seriously. I...

Take up another sport for a while. Seriously. I suggest running, rowing, or something of the like. It's working for me. I'm at least willing to ride my bike occasionally again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By UT_Dude

Matt... It comes in 2 versions. Boonen's bike...

Matt... It comes in 2 versions. Boonen's bike has the standard (Italian or English) BB cups. The module (or complete bike, as I'm probably buying) has a completely different BB.

Anyways, now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By UT_Dude

OK... S-Works Owners?

So I'm looking really seriously at getting an '08 S-Works Tarmac SL, like tomorrow. I've heard bad things about the S-Works crankset, though. Since you can't really swap it out for anything (or if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,960
Posted By UT_Dude

http://www.chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmac_1.jpg

http://www.chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmac_1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By UT_Dude

Rattle Canning a Carbon frame...good? bad? ugly?

I have a Carbon frame which I inherited, which was cracked. Local carbon repair guy is going to repair it cheap-ly.

I want to use it, but it's already ugly, and is going to get uglier with the...
10-20-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

The White walls were actually a mistake... I had...

The White walls were actually a mistake... I had intended on ordering the Black Rubino Pro's with the White stripes, but ordered the Full White on accident. They are, though, staying surprisingly...
10-20-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

Let's try this again... ...

Let's try this again...

http://chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmac_1.jpg

http://chriscollins.org/pictures/tarmac_2.jpg
10-17-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,326,493
Posted By UT_Dude

New bike for '09. ...

New bike for '09.

http://www.me.com/ro/chriscollins/Galleries/100023/IMG_1713/web.jpg?ver=12242760840002
10-11-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

Quite well. Cycling fitness seems to transfer...

Quite well. Cycling fitness seems to transfer over surprisingly well. I reaaaaally am digging the team aspect of rowing.
10-11-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By UT_Dude

Nooooo Tuesday 'nighters for me. Tuesday night...

Nooooo Tuesday 'nighters for me. Tuesday night is Longhorn Band fun.... Which payed off today at the game :) Freaking awesome!
10-10-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By UT_Dude

Yeah, it's Chorus... Serious drool over those...

Yeah, it's Chorus... Serious drool over those cranksets.
10-09-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By UT_Dude

Yeah... Specialized = good.

Yeah... Specialized = good.
10-09-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By UT_Dude

Crap

....so rowing is going well, and the off season has been treating me pretty well, but I still am not the least bit motivated to ride my bike next year.

Then I found this thing on eBay...
...
10-09-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

Man. If you want to build muscle and burn fat,...

Man. If you want to build muscle and burn fat, rowing is *the* way to go. I've become waaay more toned in the few weeks I've been rowing than cycling has ever done.
10-08-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

We did a 6k test today. Ouch.

We did a 6k test today. Ouch.
10-01-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By UT_Dude

Duh!...

Duh! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Possible_%28character%29)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,039
Posted By UT_Dude

So really... What we all need to debate is if...

So really... What we all need to debate is if floating = flying (which, I guess, from the standpoint of generating lift is irrelevant, but I would argue a paper airplane is floating more than flying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,056
Posted By UT_Dude

Dang. That's a hard one to do!

Dang. That's a hard one to do!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By UT_Dude

Yeah, you're going to make $1000 (max) off the...

Yeah, you're going to make $1000 (max) off the frame, $800 from the wheels, $700 for the group, maybe $200 for the rest of the stuff (saddle, bars, stem, etc). If you sell it on fleabay together,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By UT_Dude

At $3800, you're not going to make much (if...

At $3800, you're not going to make much (if anything) either parting it out or keeping it. I'd try riding it -- the Felts ride really well (I have one) and see if you like it first.
09-11-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By UT_Dude

Heh... I'm in a weight loss cycle right now. ...

Heh... I'm in a weight loss cycle right now. Doing crazy well (but still trying to go from 159 now to 145...hah). I'm still riding, but I'm going to kill it for a month or so in October and...
09-11-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By UT_Dude

Meh, last I heard, Chappell Hill is officially...

Meh, last I heard, Chappell Hill is officially off. The Calendar shows it as canceled. I wasn't going to race it, but still kind of a drag.

On the plus side, the more the track moves, the more...
09-10-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

Day #2... So far, I'm liking it. Gonna ride...

Day #2... So far, I'm liking it. Gonna ride today too, but yeah. So far, so good!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By UT_Dude

I don't treat my equipment like crap, in fact, I...

I don't treat my equipment like crap, in fact, I babied my CR1, but the frame was a total write-off after 4 months because of a derailleur hanger-related crash.

I'd stay away from the CR1 -- there...
09-08-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

21st is Huntsville :( I'm going to that, just to...

21st is Huntsville :( I'm going to that, just to chill on the MTB.
09-08-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

Yeah, let me know when you do your Johnson City...

Yeah, let me know when you do your Johnson City ride, count me in!
09-08-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

They practice at 5:15AM (!). But, I went to the...

They practice at 5:15AM (!). But, I went to the first day today and actually really enjoyed it.

I think it's safe to say I'm only burnt out on cycling. I'm really enthusiastic about a lot of...
09-07-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,431
Posted By UT_Dude

Rowing as cross-training?

So here's my story...

I'm sufficiently annoyed with my cycling (and circumstances surrounding it), to where I want/need a really long off season (at least off the bike). I recently discontinued...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,060
Posted By UT_Dude

Yeah, I'm pretty sure most people end up somewhat...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure most people end up somewhat partial to their own kits, anyways. My Texas one is still my favorite, though. I like the fact that the primary focus of the collegiate kits is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,060
Posted By UT_Dude

Psh, nothing out there can beat either of these: ...

Psh, nothing out there can beat either of these:

http://chriscollins.org/pictures/facebook2.jpg

http://chriscollins.org/pictures/facebook_matrix.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,690
Posted By UT_Dude

Hey, easy now! Could've been one of my...

Hey, easy now! Could've been one of my roommates...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,693
Posted By UT_Dude

I'm going to contest your bit here, but only...

I'm going to contest your bit here, but only somewhat.

Wheel changes are (I think) faster with discs (from experience with MTBs).

Yeah, you need a somewhat stronger frame/fork, but I don't...
08-11-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,024
Posted By UT_Dude

I haven't been reading the thread, but my coach...

I haven't been reading the thread, but my coach will occasionally give me kJ goals for endurance rides, to keep them above a certain intensity I s'pose.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By UT_Dude

So you're going to ride w/ RacerEx's team, huh?...

So you're going to ride w/ RacerEx's team, huh? ;)

Or perhaps going back for a PhD, and riding with us? Though you did say it wasn't an Austin team.

Hook 'em!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By UT_Dude

You need Longhorn stickers on it to go with the...

You need Longhorn stickers on it to go with the Orange.
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