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Forum: Triathlon
06-27-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By karlfitt

My First (Sprint Distance) triathlon

Long story short, I completed my first ever (SprintDistance) Triathlon last Saturday.

Long story, and why Iím posting here. I knew I had put in mysignature on this web site when I rode my metric...
Forum: Foo
10-17-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By karlfitt

I LOVED the sound of the two strokes. Went...

I LOVED the sound of the two strokes.

Went to Laguna Seca this year and saw the diesels for the first time, man are they LOUD!
10-17-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,618
Posted By karlfitt

First time on the board here in a while, and a...

First time on the board here in a while, and a new forum, and a challenge.

I'll take it up.
You can see in my sig I have the metric already.
Really wanted the full century this year, but work...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 02:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,452
Posted By karlfitt

NO, you just missed the results I posted from THE...

NO, you just missed the results I posted from THE ONLY STUDY DONE INVOLVING ACTUAL ACCIDENTS.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 12:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,452
Posted By karlfitt

Funny, they guy you quoted doesn't eve reach the...

Funny, they guy you quoted doesn't eve reach the same conclusion you do...



"My purpose is not to dissuade people who wish to, from wearing cycle helmets. They do, I promise, work a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 08:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,452
Posted By karlfitt

OK, I'm going to have to go ahead and call...

OK,

I'm going to have to go ahead and call you a moron here.

Those pages you link use no real science to come to their conclusion.

Looking at statistics with looking at how they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,452
Posted By karlfitt

Motorcycle and bicycle helmets are really...

Motorcycle and bicycle helmets are really designed to protect against the same thing, the fall from saddle height to the ground. Motorcycle helmets have mare abrasion resistance built in (because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By karlfitt

I measure almost the same, I ride a 60. The...

I measure almost the same, I ride a 60.

The bigger problem with fit is going to be streaching you out along the top tube.

You can adjust the seat easy for the right fit in the legs, but long...
02-13-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

Exactly where I live is not dry, Colorado. But...

Exactly where I live is not dry, Colorado.
But we don't have anyplace where we can build big enough lakes to make a plant the size we had when I did live where it was dry (southern cal. where nwe...
02-13-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

Several years ago I saw a special on France's...

Several years ago I saw a special on France's nuclear industry.
They way they handle the waste would be a great start.
They don't just put it into drums to store it, when they put it in a drum,...
02-12-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

If it wasn't a violation of data security, I...

If it wasn't a violation of data security, I would post graphs showing when the wind makes thier power. And I live in the western US.
There are utilities in my region that peak at 1700 MW, and...
02-12-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

You obviously don't work in the industry. ...

You obviously don't work in the industry.

Wind is still the costliest enegry you can buy today.

Plus, with wind, you never know when you are going to get it. And when you do get it, you don't...
02-11-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

Where would I find copies of a NRC, FERC, NERC,...

Where would I find copies of a NRC, FERC, NERC, enviromental impact study filing?


At least one of these, if not more, would have to exist.
02-11-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,996
Posted By karlfitt

Another option not yet mentioned here, but is...

Another option not yet mentioned here, but is under development.

Use the output of the nuclear plat to supply buisiness and home during the day, when electric use is high..at night when demand is...
Forum: Foo
02-10-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,409
Posted By karlfitt

Ok, being a Mel Brooks fan I have to say ...

Ok, being a Mel Brooks fan I have to say



"Liquid Prell" :D




Anyone here get the reference???
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By karlfitt

Sounds good to me. I live up in Loveland, so...

Sounds good to me. I live up in Loveland, so location is not a problem.
Just depends on Scheduling between the ex and I with the kids.
02-02-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,951
Posted By karlfitt

No, I did not keep the front crank, I replaced...

No, I did not keep the front crank, I replaced that too. I did a total rebuild on my MTB. The only parts that were there befor the rebuild are the frame, rear shock, and saddle, everything else is...
02-01-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By karlfitt

Brooks B-17. Took longer than most say for...

Brooks B-17.

Took longer than most say for it to break in, but a great saddle.
02-01-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,951
Posted By karlfitt

I am using 7 speed LX derailer on my NOW 9 speed...

I am using 7 speed LX derailer on my NOW 9 speed Cannondale.
I just had to adjust the travel limit stops to allow enough travel to get all 9 speeds.
01-23-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By karlfitt

I have the same fork, and of course interested in...

I have the same fork, and of course interested in other replies you get.

It has damping, you have to change the oil viscosity to change the rate.

I keep meaning to call and see what weight oil...
12-31-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By karlfitt

Orbea, I love mine, never heard of it 'till I...

Orbea, I love mine, never heard of it 'till I test rode it. Nice bikes.
Cannondale, Again I love my Full Suspension MTB... But why, on their road bikes, can you only get Campy on european models?...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,388
Posted By karlfitt

OK, I have road shoes, I have MTB shoes. ...

OK,

I have road shoes,
I have MTB shoes.

I guess that counts :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,388
Posted By karlfitt

I voted 10 to 14 years. First got into road...

I voted 10 to 14 years.

First got into road biking a while back, commuted and rode on weekends.
Moved stopped riding.
Then got into Mountain Biking with friends.
Moved stopped riding.
Got...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 08:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,917
Posted By karlfitt

Sounds like she and mt Ex wife need to get...

Sounds like she and mt Ex wife need to get together and design that maintenace free car and make MILLIONS!! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By karlfitt

I have Record Hubs, and NON record cassette on my...

I have Record Hubs, and NON record cassette on my bike right now. How can you say they are not compatable?
12-27-05, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By karlfitt

I've got an LX square taper (and BB) from my...

I've got an LX square taper (and BB) from my Cannondale I just upgraded everything on.
It even has 20 tooth ti inner chainring (smallest one available when I put it on the bike).

Don't know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By karlfitt

I feel your pain here. Not really road bike...

I feel your pain here.

Not really road bike but, I don't know how many different computers I have been through on my MTB. Total miles...who knows?
All I know is I still like riding it. :D


...
11-26-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By karlfitt

Well, not really. I am doing exactly this to...

Well, not really.

I am doing exactly this to my Cannondale Super V

By the time all is said and done with upgrades, replacements, I will have $700 into a frame I already had.
BUT,
I will still...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,347
Posted By karlfitt

Performance had (has) a good deal on Campy record...

Performance had (has) a good deal on Campy record hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims, $299.99.
I ordered, was told the rear was in, but the front was on back order. No problem. I was only charged for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-05, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,636
Posted By karlfitt

When will it stop? Even if he goes next year,...

When will it stop?
Even if he goes next year, and wins, they will still talk **** about him.
So he retires now, and just lets all the talk be that, talk.
Or he chases it again, and again, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By karlfitt

If straight pull spokes are the devil, why have...

If straight pull spokes are the devil, why have they been on Dirt bikes since the '70's and are now on most road bikes that still use spokes?

To all the people who have broken spokes, where did...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,970
Posted By karlfitt

I am 6' 2" with a 32" inseam. I tried the...

I am 6' 2" with a 32" inseam.

I tried the Large, but it did not fit me. The top tube (stem) was (were) not long enough. Even with the adjustable stem the could not get the reach right, so I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By karlfitt

The only bikes in my price point were Aluminum...

The only bikes in my price point were Aluminum (800 to 1200 in March of 2004)

I got Aluminum with carbon seat stays and carbon fork.

I would have loved to try a steel or carbon bike, but none...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 14,512
Posted By karlfitt

Does it mean I have to surrender my membership? ...

Does it mean I have to surrender my membership?


I mean come on, Bling is Bling. Posing is Posing.

It's not like I'm gonna ride it or anything. ;)


Edit; i am not the only OCP member with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 14,512
Posted By karlfitt

I am curious, do we need (or have) a mountain...

I am curious, do we need (or have) a mountain bike division of the OCP?

Cause that is where my disease really started.
I was shopping for a mountain, looking at all different kinds of bling, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-05, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By karlfitt

Right now Performance has the sigma PC14 for...

Right now Performance has the sigma PC14 for $50.00, no group purchase needed. It is in their catallog, I am not sure their on line price. I know in the store though, you pay whichever price is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,923
Posted By karlfitt

I forgot to ask, and no one mentioned... ...

I forgot to ask, and no one mentioned...


To be fully OCP, do I need to remove, or at least change my sig????


I also forgot to add, I bought the tires I have because the blue in them goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-05, 10:57 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,923
Posted By karlfitt

I think I am OCP, but I break some of the rules,...

I think I am OCP, but I break some of the rules, but carry others well.

First confession, I don't own a riding "kit". I am still a clyde, and I don't think the world is ready to see me in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-05, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,049
Posted By karlfitt

I have (now) the Open pro Performance rims, but...

I have (now) the Open pro Performance rims, but with the Campy hubs 'cause my bike has the campy drive train.
Can't say about reliability yet since I've less than 300 miles on them, but two...
11-08-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By karlfitt

OK, Somebody correct me here if I am wrong, but...

OK,
Somebody correct me here if I am wrong, but an elevated resting heart rate is a sign of overtraining.

Was it lower before? Or is this a first check?

If it was lower and shot up, that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By karlfitt

I think I have the worst kind of OCP because, ...

I think I have the worst kind of OCP because,

I didn't buy yhte Carbon water bottle cages because they were lighter, I bought them because Carbon LOOKS SO COOL!! :eek:

Please help. :D
Forum: Foo
11-07-05, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By karlfitt

Refresh my memory, isn't he the only athelete to...

Refresh my memory, isn't he the only athelete to ever compete in these two events in the same olympics???
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By karlfitt

I've done no reaserch myself, but the comedian...

I've done no reaserch myself, but the comedian Gahallger used to credit Estrogen with keeping your hair

"I salute your higher Estrogen levels" was his cut to people with all their hair.

P.S....
11-04-05, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By karlfitt

This is my first experiance with a heart rate...

This is my first experiance with a heart rate monitor. I have always gone on percived exertion level.

I have not been out on the road with it yet to see where my 7 level makes it on the heart rate...
11-02-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By karlfitt

Heart rate monitor help (long)

OK, so I purchase a heart reate monitor, now I need to learn ho to use the thing.

I have read (twice) the 2X20 anarobic threashold test, Now I will get into my story and questions...


I Joined...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By karlfitt

I have been lucky with flats as well, comming up...

I have been lucky with flats as well, comming up on 300 miles since this bike was new, and no flats.
But I also use Performance thorn proof tubes.
Yes they weigh as much as some tires, but I hate...
11-02-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 2,364,642
Posted By karlfitt

How did I miss this thread until today? I am...

How did I miss this thread until today?

I am a clydsdale, 6' 2" and 260, down from 295.
My road bike is an Orbea Aspin. Broke three spokes on the rear wheel last month (2500 miles on the bike) so...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By karlfitt

That's the exact bike I have. Bought it new in...

That's the exact bike I have.
Bought it new in March 2004 $1050.00, no pedals.

The Xenon has been fawless for me. Never a missed shift. Perfect crisp shifts up and down. But 2500 miles and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By karlfitt

Thanks, That's one reason I posted this. To help...

Thanks, That's one reason I posted this. To help work on the writ'n skills. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By karlfitt

Yes, climbing I am sure I had more power than...

Yes, climbing I am sure I had more power than her, but at minimum twice the weight.
Flats, she was on a Cannondale R1000 Aero with tri bar, she was more aero too.
But she is comming up on 4000...
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