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Forum: Triathlon
11-27-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By jennings780

The reason to wear a HRM is to make sure that you...

The reason to wear a HRM is to make sure that you are exercising within the appropraiate heart range for what workout you are doing. 75% of your workouts should be entirely aerobic - so under your...
Forum: Triathlon
11-01-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By jennings780

True. Part of the bike experience is the...

True. Part of the bike experience is the components. The most important part of the bike is the frame - agreed. Then wheels, and on down the line.

But, part of my point is how can Guru or Kuota...
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By jennings780

Will brand X tri bike really make you faster than...

Will brand X tri bike really make you faster than brand Y? Maybe, maybe not. Most likely, any difference in time will be minimal. But there are other factors that go into buying a bike. ? I think...
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By jennings780

I wonder how much is name. How can some of these...

I wonder how much is name. How can some of these small companies possibly have the budgets to have competitive frames vs. companies like Specialized, Trek and Cannondale. Those three companies pour...
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By jennings780

Yes. I had been swimming for fitness for years. ...

Yes. I had been swimming for fitness for years. When I decided to try triathlons 3 years ago I tried TI. I read the book and got the DVD. I stopped swimming completely and started doing the...
Forum: Triathlon
10-21-06, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By jennings780

I had a specialized road bike with Alex EXA330's...

I had a specialized road bike with Alex EXA330's on them. Those wheels blew chunks. Not stiff at all (when I jumped out of the saddle I could feel the wheel flex and rub the brake pads on either...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By jennings780

Another thought - I was surprised at how...

Another thought - I was surprised at how different my tri bike felt vs. my road bike when I first got it. I figured that it would be very similar to riding my road bike with the clip on bars. No. ...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-06, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By jennings780

During the spring, summer and early fall I ride 3...

During the spring, summer and early fall I ride 3 times a week, 2 short (15-20 miles) weekday rides and then one longer (40-60 miles) Sunday ride. I typically ride my tri bike on one of the short...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By jennings780

Tri bike. I have done two seasons of tri's. One...

Tri bike. I have done two seasons of tri's. One on my road bike with clip on aero bars and one on my tri bike. I was amazed this year at how much better I felt on the run after riding the tri bike...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By jennings780

I agree. I put the new 105 external bearing...

I agree. I put the new 105 external bearing cranks on my tri bike rather than spending money on more expensive ones. Given that most tri's are relatively flat and there is no need to sprint I...
Forum: Triathlon
10-13-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By jennings780

At least look at a Cannondale Six13 Slice.

At least look at a Cannondale Six13 Slice.
Forum: Triathlon
09-21-06, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By jennings780

The best advice I got before my first tri was...

The best advice I got before my first tri was this:
"don't wear a watch, don't worry about your splits, just have fun." I did that and had a blast. It was a great first triathlon experience. I...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By jennings780

Great report. It may even inspire me to write up...

Great report. It may even inspire me to write up a report.
Nice time/result.
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By jennings780

I ride my tri bike once or twice a week. Always...

I ride my tri bike once or twice a week. Always alone. I just like to change things up and I think its good to train some on the bike you race on. I feel very comfortable on my tri bike - as much...
Forum: Triathlon
09-01-06, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By jennings780

Ha. I've sunk all my money into my house and...

Ha. I've sunk all my money into my house and living 1.1 miles from my office in Clayton and have no dinero left for race wheels.
Forum: Triathlon
09-01-06, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By jennings780

I live in Ladue. I usually ride out Ladue Road...

I live in Ladue. I usually ride out Ladue Road or Clayton Road to around Babler on Sundays. Yes, I am doing LSL Tri tomorrow and then MS150 next weekend. You too? What is the Gateway Cup?
Forum: Triathlon
08-31-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By jennings780

I read that article and was facinated by it when...

I read that article and was facinated by it when it came out last month. I think the quote that "a nonaero helmet creates 4x as much drag as a non-aero wheelset" is pretty specific. I personally...
Forum: Triathlon
08-11-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By jennings780

My Vote (and what i'd get if I had the $$), a...

My Vote (and what i'd get if I had the $$), a Cannondale Six13 Slice. It's what Faris rode to win Kona this year. Fast. Light, Comfy. Fantastic geometry. Advanced technology. Fun.
Forum: Triathlon
08-11-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By jennings780

I am a decent swimmer - not a former college...

I am a decent swimmer - not a former college swimmer or anything, but I finish pretty well.

I breathe on one side most all of the time - I rarely switch to bilateral breathing. When swimming at...
Forum: Triathlon
08-08-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By jennings780

Yoga breathing exercises meditation lots...

Yoga
breathing exercises
meditation
lots and lots of reading
drinking beer
Forum: Triathlon
08-03-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,502
Posted By jennings780

For $1500 I would recommend a Cannondale. All...

For $1500 I would recommend a Cannondale. All their road bikes have a pro-quality frame handmade in the USA. Their top road frame right now is the Six13, but those bikes start at $2000+. The next...
Forum: Triathlon
08-02-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,502
Posted By jennings780

Either a road bike or tri bike will work well for...

Either a road bike or tri bike will work well for triathlons. If you like to ride with other people/groups, do charity rides and/or live in a place with a lot of hills, you probably should have a...
Forum: Triathlon
08-02-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By jennings780

Dude I am right there with you. I have a 1/3 IM...

Dude I am right there with you. I have a 1/3 IM distance (weird isn't it) on Saturday. Swimming is great. Biking is great. This morning is the first that I've run since June 15th. I had developed...
Forum: Triathlon
08-01-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By jennings780

H2O - you make a great point. It is a different...

H2O - you make a great point. It is a different perspective from a former competitive athlete. At 36 I am swimming faster than I ever have. But, if I was a former college swimmer who was swimming...
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-06, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By jennings780

Machine

Ok. I'm not the best triathlete out there by a long run. I am not naturally fast and don't come from a swimming, biking or running background. I have a full time job and a family so I don't train...
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-06, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By jennings780

I live in Missouri. Went to Florida last week...

I live in Missouri. Went to Florida last week for a full week of vacation. We had a condo on the beach. I rented a bike and rode 3 mornings. I ran on the beach 2x and did 2 40 minute long ocean...
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By jennings780

I like to wear socks. I don't think the extra...

I like to wear socks.
I don't think the extra 15 seconds to put on socks really matters to me. Of course, I then have to jog to the bike start with my bike shoes rather than run barefoot, but...
Forum: Triathlon
07-26-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By jennings780

Congrats on the bike. I recently just got my '04...

Congrats on the bike. I recently just got my '04 Cannondale Ironman 2000. Got a good deal on it too. I also love it. It has taken me about 15 rides on it to get really used to it. Its fast. ...
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By jennings780

High race fees? Three words: supply and demand....

High race fees? Three words: supply and demand.
Tri's are becoming more and more popular. The races fill up even with the high fees. Why should they charge less? The demand is there.
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By jennings780

When I train I carry a tube, a tire tool and co2...

When I train I carry a tube, a tire tool and co2 in one of my back pockets.
I don't know what I'll do in a race - I rode my road bike in races last year. Didn't get a tri bike until recently.
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 333,621
Posted By jennings780

2004 Cannondale Ironman 2000

D/A rear derailleur & shiftersUltegra front derailleur
Shimano 105 Cranks (the new external bearing ones)
Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels
Specialized S-Works Tires
Selle San Marco Apside Tri saddle...
Forum: Triathlon
06-12-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By jennings780

I use a 5 gallon bucket from Lowe's to carry my...

I use a 5 gallon bucket from Lowe's to carry my stuff. I then turn it over and use it to sit on to put on my shoes and socks (I wear socks - some don't). What I bring:

1. Normal sized towel -...
06-05-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,733
Posted By jennings780

I am sure you have tried diets and things and are...

I am sure you have tried diets and things and are obviously exercising. But, if you haven't read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman you should before you try something drastic like gastric bypass...
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By jennings780

Brand new '04. Ridden once. Needs new engine. ...

Brand new '04. Ridden once. Needs new engine.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g163/jennings780/41b6eb8c.jpg
Forum: Triathlon
06-02-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,862
Posted By jennings780

New tri bike

Just got her on Monday. I had paid for it in December but was waiting for some upgrade parts as my LBS got in some parts as part of big orders. Saved $$$ that way.
Its a brand new '04 Cannondale...
Forum: Triathlon
04-27-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,945
Posted By jennings780

You are right. I didn't look close enough at the...

You are right. I didn't look close enough at the downtube.
I just got an '04 Ironman 2000 (but brand new). Did a few upgrades - went with Ksyrium SLs, dura ace derailleurs, FSA gossamer cranks. ...
Forum: Triathlon
04-27-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,945
Posted By jennings780

I'm partial to cannondales. Here's a link to a...

I'm partial to cannondales.
Here's a link to a review of the 2003 Cannondale Ironman 2000 which is substantially the same to the '06 Ironman 2:
...
04-24-06, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jennings780

I like to eat a PB&J sandwich about an hour or so...

I like to eat a PB&J sandwich about an hour or so before I ride. Sometimes, it is about a 1/2 hour. This was suggested by Eric Harr (pro tri guy) in a few of his books.

If I ride 3 hours I'll...
Forum: Triathlon
04-22-06, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By jennings780

Last year (my first year doing tri's) I rarely if...

Last year (my first year doing tri's) I rarely if ever skipped a workout. When I did it drove me nuts. THis was bad. My wife became very pissed off and distant. I was tired all the time. I...
04-20-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By jennings780

Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Follow...

Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Follow what he says. You can lose 35lbs by the end of the summer.
Forum: Triathlon
04-17-06, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By jennings780

About 2 hours before the race I have a PB&J...

About 2 hours before the race I have a PB&J sandwich.
This was recommended by Eric Harr in a few of his books (he's a pro tri guy). He explains in his book that its a great pre-workout/race meal...
Forum: Triathlon
04-17-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By jennings780

IMO aquasphere makes the best goggles out there. ...

IMO aquasphere makes the best goggles out there. I was blown away when I bought my first pair of aquasphere a few years ago. I like the "Kaiman" model. I never ever have seal problems, they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By jennings780

I second the specialized saddle recommendation. I...

I second the specialized saddle recommendation. I have an avatar and love it. Had a base body geometry specialized before that and liked it fine. The avatar is better though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,052
Posted By jennings780

Funny.

Funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By jennings780

I had Alex wheels. Also had problems with broken...

I had Alex wheels. Also had problems with broken spokes and coming out of true. After doing a lot of research and reading a lot of reviews I decided on Mavic Open Pros built with 32 spokes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By jennings780

Thanks for the comments. Its always fun to post...

Thanks for the comments. Its always fun to post a new bike.

Response to a few things:
1. The bike being a billboard - yeah, it is a bit of a billboard for Sunset Cyclery. But, it was a team...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By jennings780

They don't want my slow A$$ as a billboard.

They don't want my slow A$$ as a billboard.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By jennings780

New Bike - CAAD8

My LBS was running a deal on Cannonale CAAD8 team frames. I mean a crazy, sick, outrageous deal. So, I bit. I moved a few parts over from my Specialized Allez Elite, but mainly bought new parts. ...
03-26-06, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,890
Posted By jennings780

In the excellent book "Bike For Life" by Roy...

In the excellent book "Bike For Life" by Roy Wallach and somebody else, they have a huge chapter on osteoporosis and cycling. Cyclists are definitely at risk for osteoporosis. While it would make...
03-24-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By jennings780

Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Weight...

Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Weight will melt off.
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