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06-16-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,231
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Helmet Head (or anyone who knows), did you order...

Helmet Head (or anyone who knows), did you order these fenders and get them installed? If so, what do you think?

*edit* oops, just noticed he's banned. Regardless, does anyone have these...
07-30-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I have an '07 Tricross that definitely had the...

I have an '07 Tricross that definitely had the fork issue, but two forks later it's resolved. I love the bike, though. Responsive, comfortable, and fairly tough. FWIW, the fork issue is most...
07-29-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,013
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I have a cyclocross bike and I love it. It's a...

I have a cyclocross bike and I love it. It's a Specialized Tricross and it's a good mix of a road-bike style with a bit of toughness. Try out several bikes at your LBS and see what you're most...
07-29-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,305
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

My bad... :p I guess what my dad told me about...

My bad... :p I guess what my dad told me about 'assuming' is true after all.
07-29-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,305
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

In your post you mentioned anecdotal evidence...

In your post you mentioned anecdotal evidence about the dad with fam and how they were holding up traffic. Big deal! So someone had to take a few seconds out of their day to go around. I'd much...
07-29-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,305
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Yeah, and whose life is so important that they...

Yeah, and whose life is so important that they can't spend an extra 45 seconds in their climate-controlled, power-steering, power-brakes vehicle to allow a fellow citizen the same right to the road...
07-27-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Here's a pic... ...

Here's a pic...

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1978/tricrossoc1.jpg
By valpo_hawkeye (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/valpo_hawkeye), shot with Canon PowerShot SD800 IS...
07-26-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

yeah, it took about a month for the s-works fork...

yeah, it took about a month for the s-works fork to come in and be installed. Granted, they were on a 3-week backorder, and it took 2 days to ship, so all in all, the LBS did all they could...
07-25-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

The only new hardware is the fork. I wouldn't...

The only new hardware is the fork. I wouldn't mind getting some grippier pads, though. The fork is supposed to be a higher-quality carbon fiber weave. It's a smoother ride too. My bike is finally...
07-25-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I got my bike back from the LBS yesterday and... ...

I got my bike back from the LBS yesterday and...



IT WORKED!!!!

The '06 S-works fork did the trick. Front braking is strong and judder free. The good news is that it's black, instead of...
07-18-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

hmm, cool. Well, I got the call today that the...

hmm, cool. Well, I got the call today that the fork came in, so I hope to pick up the bike tomorrow. If that doesn't do it, the piece you recommended is next. I'll have to find it through a US...
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,230
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Additionally, many runners choose to go a half...

Additionally, many runners choose to go a half size bigger than their 'normal' shoes. I wear a 12 in casual, dress and basketball shoes, but all my running shoes are 12.5. Your feet tend to swell...
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,230
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Bring those knees up! Seriously, making a...

Bring those knees up! Seriously, making a conscious effort to bring your knees a little higher increases turnover and helps you to strike where you're supposed to.
07-07-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

The only ticket I've gotten in my life was in...

The only ticket I've gotten in my life was in DeKalb. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
07-06-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,079
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

As in, "I can't believe my junk is this big" or...

As in, "I can't believe my junk is this big" or "I can't believe how comfortable this is"?!?
Forum: Triathlon
07-04-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Every year that I run the Valpo Mini Marathon...

Every year that I run the Valpo Mini Marathon (13.1 miles) my forerunner 201 always says 13.4 miles. At least it's consistant! ;)
06-28-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Yeah, but you also have a grown man with eye...

Yeah, but you also have a grown man with eye makeup as your avatar! :eek: Seriously, though, I'll get some pics when I get the fork. They said two weeks. Specialized was supposed to e-mail me...
06-26-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,200
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I'm 6'3", 34" inseam and the 58cm Tricross fits...

I'm 6'3", 34" inseam and the 58cm Tricross fits me perfectly.
06-26-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Mechanic at LBS spoke with Specialized. I now...

Mechanic at LBS spoke with Specialized. I now have a new '06 S-works fork on the way. I'm not sure what I'll do, though. I may just tell them forget it, give me an Allez instead. This is a bit...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I won't run a race longer than 5 miles without...

I won't run a race longer than 5 miles without gels of some type. I like the Espresso GU's myself. I usually 'feel' the effects about a mile or two after I consume one. Is it the placebo effect? ...
06-23-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I might need to find a new bike...

So you may have noticed my thread about my Tricross. I may need to find a new bike. I don't Cyclocross or even race at all. I might do some Tri's, but for now, I use my bike to commute (less than...
06-23-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Frick! I got my new fork installed today. It...

Frick! I got my new fork installed today. It turns out they were able to get a fork for the black tricross, so I didn't get the S-Works fork. :( Well, I took the bike out tonight for some...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

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www.batterystation.com
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06-21-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 148,128
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

http://123pichosting.com/thumbs/4292elly.jpg...

http://123pichosting.com/thumbs/4292elly.jpg (http://123pichosting.com/viewer.php?id=4292elly.jpg)
06-20-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Truthfully, I have no idea. I'm taking the word...

Truthfully, I have no idea. I'm taking the word of the mechanic at my LBS. He's been doing it for 15 years, so he definitely knows more than me. I suppose the proof will be in the pudding when I...
06-20-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,375
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

So what if, while 'squezing one off', you...

So what if, while 'squezing one off', you accidentally miss and shoot the innocent passenger, if there were one? What if it were the guy's kid? Of course, I hope the guy is caught and tried. It's...
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Some tempo/fartlek running will help you to run...

Some tempo/fartlek running will help you to run through fatigue. One workout I like to do is run out at a comfortable pace for 20 minutes, stop and clear your watch. Stretch if you'd like now that...
06-19-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Anyone use these?

I'm thinking about picking up a set of these:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?sku=2275

Any thoughts? Will they fit my Specialized Tricross?
06-19-07, 04:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,242
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

bbattle, you're a little late to the party, now...

bbattle, you're a little late to the party, now that we're 90+ posts in.

Wombie, I see your point. After reading this thread I now understand the difference in mindsets. I was looking at it...
06-18-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Nice bike. I have a sport triple. I'm looking...

Nice bike. I have a sport triple. I'm looking for an LED tail light and I plan to use a Fenix L1D on nimh's for a head light.
06-18-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Any link to these online? Anyone know what...

Any link to these online? Anyone know what thread size/pitch for my Specialized Trisport?
06-18-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I agree that it happens at low speed as well as...

I agree that it happens at low speed as well as higher speeds. The problem is that your weight shifts forward when you brake, making it difficult to keep weight over the pedals, especially in...
06-18-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

newbie question: SPD = ?

newbie question: SPD = ?
06-16-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I bought the bike on a recommendation from my...

I bought the bike on a recommendation from my boss (an avid rider and triathlete) whom I trust and the reviews that I read online. Since I'm a total newbie to bikes I basically took my LBS's word...
06-16-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,069
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Getting a new fork on my '07 Tricross

My Tricross would shake fairly seriously when using the front brake. The mechanic at my LBS said it has a bad fork and he would order me one under warranty. Well, they didn't have one. However, my...
Forum: Triathlon
06-16-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I had a banana before my first half-marathon. I...

I had a banana before my first half-marathon. I think it was a combination of the nerves and the banana, but from mile 8 onward I had a little extra propellent, if you know what I mean. I was...
Forum: Triathlon
06-13-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Hill repeats can be used to occasionally replace...

Hill repeats can be used to occasionally replace speedwork. These build strength and help you run stronger, especially when the fatigue sets in. It also keeps your calves from hurting as bad during...
06-13-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,242
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

If you have a "runner's high" every time you run...

If you have a "runner's high" every time you run then you have no idea what a runner's high is. I've been running for years, and have only suspected I felt it once.

As for the "pointless"...
06-08-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Seperate each beer with a glass of water or juice.

Seperate each beer with a glass of water or juice.
06-08-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,242
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Well, wombie, I understand your point, though I...

Well, wombie, I understand your point, though I think you're making it more than it is. When asking the question, I was just looking at it from an exercise standpoint. Let me break it down this...
06-06-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Well, all my running and basketball clothing is...

Well, all my running and basketball clothing is 'technical' wear. I'm of the belief that cotton kills. So would I look like a total troll in a not-too-baggy technical t-shirt? As for the glasses,...
06-06-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I'm probably a Fred, but without skillz

I have great running gear. However, with cycling... not so much. So my questions:

1) Is the only advantage to jersies decreased drag?
2) Is spandex the only way to go?
3) Are my running...
06-06-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Okay, here's a few: MUP? Fred? (I know,...

Okay, here's a few:

MUP?
Fred? (I know, not an acronym)
JAM?
06-06-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Did Lance switch from Subaru to Saturn?

In their "Rethink" commercial it looks like Lance Armstrong under "Rethink Strength". Did he change endorsements?
06-06-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

No, from the half-shutter press the focus is set....

No, from the half-shutter press the focus is set. This is true in burst mode too. I would say to manually set the ISO up higher, but understand this will add some noise to the image. My other...
06-06-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I'm not a complete neophyte to the interweb! ;) ...

I'm not a complete neophyte to the interweb! ;) Of course I know the universal stuff like LOL, BRB, AFAIK, etc. However, as aadhils said, there are some cycling-specific ones here.

I figured out...
06-06-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

I use a Canon SD800IS. It's 7.1 megapixels, very...

I use a Canon SD800IS. It's 7.1 megapixels, very compact, stores to readily available and cheap SD cards, and has Image Stabilization. It's my third Canon Elph, and I'm sold on these things. Not...
06-06-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Is there a cheat sheet for all the acronyms?

I've run accross several terms that are new to me and was hoping there's a list of the common slang and acronyms used here. I did a search but couldn't find anything. Any help?
06-06-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,242
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

So is a brick any combo of running/cycling? A...

So is a brick any combo of running/cycling? A co-worker/boss is a triathlete and he always laments his "bricks". I never really knew what he meant. He's a great athlete, but his running pace is a...
Forum: Triathlon
06-05-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Valpo Hawkeye

Stretching cold muscles can do more harm than...

Stretching cold muscles can do more harm than good. An easy warmup of a few 50-100m repeats at an easy pace, then easing into your run is usually better for you. Stretch afterward, when your...
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