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Forum: Triathlon
10-08-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Rotator Cuff Issue and Areobars?

Need anyone's/everyone's help on their experiences?

I am having some rotator cuff issues.....I had several pain free days and tried riding today after being off the bike/swim for 4 weeks. As...
10-11-06, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Attaching/Combining HR Monitor and Glucometer/Pump?

This is where ideas are born . . . through exchange of information! I was suggesting just strapping your pump to the strap of the heart rate monitor. But you hinted to another solution ... why...
10-10-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Fellow diabetics: I'm a T2 and fortunately...

Fellow diabetics:

I'm a T2 and fortunately under tight control of blood sugar levels. I don't use a pump, but have been diabetic for 25 years. I'm in awe of your numbers and your ability to get...
Forum: Triathlon
10-10-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Compact Crank/12-27 Cassette (Cross Posting)

Need some advice! Will I be wasting time getting a 12-27 (10 sp) cassette with a compact crank set? Advice, experience, or thoughts on this kind of a set-up?

I'm modifying the road bike for...
10-10-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Compact Crank Set with 12-27 (10 sp) Cassette?

Need some advice! Will I be wasting time getting a 12-27 (10 sp) cassette with a compact crank set? Advice, experience, or thoughts on this kind of a set-up?

I'm modifying the road bike for...
Forum: Triathlon
08-29-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Agreed! Go For it!

Just go out and have fun! Go out and try a sprint. With little training, I started with the Olympic distance and laughed through the entire event. I played some more with several sprints to learn...
07-22-05, 11:40 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,031
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Yes! Wind, hills and traffic are up there at the...

Yes! Wind, hills and traffic are up there at the top of the list, but it is the surgical removal of the thin narrow seat after a 100 mile bike ride that takes the cake!

Cyclingmaniac!
07-21-05, 11:41 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,031
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Traffic, wind and hills are up there at the top...

Traffic, wind and hills are up there at the top of the list, but it is the surgical removal of that narror thin seat after a Century Ride that takes the cake!

Cyclingmaniac :p
07-21-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 24,902
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

On a Honda CRV? Forget the bike rack. Fold the...

On a Honda CRV? Forget the bike rack. Fold the back (small) seat down; pop the front wheel and place the handle bars/ram horns on the folded back seat. A bike fits perfectly. I keep my bike in...
Forum: Triathlon
07-12-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

I come from the cycling world. Swimming? O.K....

I come from the cycling world. Swimming? O.K. more like Shamu meets a lap pool! Running . . . fish out of water! I've kept at it in my 2nd season and have posted a 3rd Place and 4th Place in my...
07-12-05, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Cassettes? Gears? Numbers? Help!!!!

I'm number challenged! What do they mean? I have a 12-25 (cassette?) on the back and 39-53 (gear?) on the front. Do these numbers refer to the teeth? As an example: The back cassette(?) has a...
Forum: Triathlon
04-12-05, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Tri Bib Shorts?

Has anyone seen any Tri Bib Shorts? Feels like I'm always loosing my short. Want to wear team tri singlet versus wearing skin suit. Suggestions?
Forum: Triathlon
03-28-05, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

ht001 mentioned Crucible Fitness as a website to...

ht001 mentioned Crucible Fitness as a website to checkout! (http://cruciblefitness.com/etips/swimming.htm) I'm a member of Pasadena Triathlon Club (formerly known as Team Crucible) This website is...
03-28-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Thanks Suntrender: I'm a cyclist and stamp...

Thanks Suntrender:

I'm a cyclist and stamp collector! (Mainly U.S. stamps) But, I take cycling stamps, with event numbers and photos of the event, place them in nicely matted format with nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe?

Has anyone participated in "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" in Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California? I am riding with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team-In-Training! Can anyone give impressions and...
03-28-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride - Lake Tahoe?

Has anyone participated in "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" in Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California? I am riding with Team-In-Training!

THANKS for any information you can give!

( Donations...
Forum: Triathlon
02-03-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,106
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

MHR's post was very helpful! THANKS! So this now...

MHR's post was very helpful! THANKS! So this now comes down to a question (and I hope I'm not robbing this thread . . . sorry if I am!): Because of the frame geometry which puts you more forward on...
01-31-05, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

my58vw: Greenting from San Gabriel area! ...

my58vw:

Greenting from San Gabriel area! Just a few friendly thoughts!

First, always ride in the safest way possible! Obviously you will lose the battle between a bike and car! In the...
01-31-05, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Spin Cycle - Shoes?

O.K.! Sssshhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm a roadie that has found value in attendng Spin Classes. Question, what kind of shoes do you use when you attend spin classes? Do you use MTB shoes and if so why?
...
11-08-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Hey Natasha: I use a "Flip Up Storage Rack"...

Hey Natasha:

I use a "Flip Up Storage Rack" for the bikes in my garage. Manufacturer is Crawford. The product number is FSR13. Installing it into the wall stud is easy with 2 screws which are...
11-08-04, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Knickers: Recommendations?

If you want to call what we have in California a winter, it is here a little early. (Trust me, being from Michigan, I know what a winter can be and California doesn't have winters!) Regardless, I...
Forum: Triathlon
11-08-04, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,797
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Also check out http://www.cruciblefitness.com ...

Also check out http://www.cruciblefitness.com

Check the resources section of the website. The guys that run this website are ranked 85th and 120th in the U.S. Triathelete rankings. They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-04, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Advice on purchasing a trainer for winter training?

I'm looking at purchasing a trainer for indoor training during the winter and rainy season. Looking for advice. What do you have? and What would you like to have if you had the chance to upgrade? ...
Forum: Triathlon
07-20-04, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Congratulations on your first triathlon and may...

Congratulations on your first triathlon and may you enjoy many more! I'm envious of your swimming. I do whale imitations in the water when I swim. :o They don't call me the Cyclingmaniac for...
07-20-04, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,549
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

THANKS, MADPOGUE! I finally figured out how to...

THANKS, MADPOGUE! I finally figured out how to detach the computer portion from the base that attaches to the bike . . . :o

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement manual/instructions?...
07-19-04, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,549
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Changing battery on a Cytec VDO C15+?

Anyone know how to change the battery on a Cytec VDO C15+? Can't find User's Manual. Have the battery, but clueless!

THANKS!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-04, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,673
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Good Information! Maybe I can get some further...

Good Information! Maybe I can get some further advice. I just did "American's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" 100 Mile event in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and California. Elevation started at 6300ft and top...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-04, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,673
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Cassette and crank questions? Seeking explanation

Need an explanation of cassettes and cranks. I am looking at a bike with a cassette that has ultegra 11-23T / 9 speed and a crank Ultegra 39/53T.

Are these good components on a bike?

What...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-04, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Paceline Question - Left or Right?

Is there a "best practice" with respect to pacelining and the peeling off of the front rider? Peel left or peel right?

I've been working with a new group of riders the last couple of weeks. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-04, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

I have to agree with the "fun-factor"! 16 mph is...

I have to agree with the "fun-factor"! 16 mph is a good pace for a weekend warrior! I do have to share with you about someone who rode the "Cruisin The Conejo" moderate metric century yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-04, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,199,731
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Here is a larger image of the TCR 1 Composite! ...

Here is a larger image of the TCR 1 Composite!

http://www.giant-bicycle.com/images/_upload_us/bikes/models/zooms/2003/TcrComp1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-04, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,199,731
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Breaking in a new 2003 GIANT TCR1 Composite! It...

Breaking in a new 2003 GIANT TCR1 Composite! It is a sweet ride! This is a photo off the GIANT website!

http://www.giant-bicycle.com/images/_upload_us/bikes/models/previews/2003/TcrComp1.jpg
...
Forum: Triathlon
04-07-04, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

It is me again! SORRY! Clicked too many times! ...

It is me again! SORRY! Clicked too many times!

The GIANT TCR1 Composite is a light compact frame. It is a Road Bike, not a Tri bike, but should be adequate for sprints and possibly even the...
Forum: Triathlon
04-07-04, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Hey Brendon: Here is a pic of the GIANT TCR1...

Hey Brendon:

Here is a pic of the GIANT TCR1 Composite: (Hope this works :D !)

http://www.giant-bicycle.com/images/_upload_us/bikes/models/previews/2003/TcrComp1.jpg

Specifications:

color...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-04, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Time Trial Splits?

Just did my first 25 Mile Time Trial last Saturday. This was on a 3 mile course with a (less than 2%) uphill grade on the western side of the course. Don't know whether these are good splits or...
Forum: Triathlon
04-02-04, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,162
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

I attended a triathlon swim clinic where the...

I attended a triathlon swim clinic where the coach showed the video! I think the $$ is worth it if you don't have a strong coach support. The coach I work with was an NCAA Swim Champion and has...
Forum: Triathlon
03-31-04, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,162
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Found the video info, speedyguy: As a side...

Found the video info, speedyguy:

As a side note, I think that bitemail (in his previous posts) is describing the same technique as in the video. I found the video at the following website:
...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-04, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,162
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Hey Speedy! I just started swimming about...

Hey Speedy!

I just started swimming about three weeks ago. Never been in a coached swimming environment ever! After first 200 yds, thought I was going to die . . . or at least drink half of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-04, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Watts it all about?

Hey all you experienced cyclists!

Can someone be kind enough to explain "watt" with respect to cycling? I've heard the term used in relation to power of a cyclist's peddling(?). Can you also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-04, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Moser: I'll add my two cents in! If you are...

Moser:

I'll add my two cents in! If you are 6'2", I would say that a medium Giant TCR1 or OCR1 frame is too small for you! I'm 5'9" and ride the Giant TCR1 Composite medium frame. The medium is...
Forum: Triathlon
03-10-04, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Thinking about doing a triathlon! Will my bike do?

I'm considering doing a triathlon. I have a Giant TCR1 Composite. Will that do? I'm thinking about doing a Sprint triathlon first and then doing the Olympic distance. Your thoughts?
Forum: Commuting
03-03-04, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Commuting in L.A.

Good Day! I guess my response will be "it depends"! Depending upon where you settle back into L.A. will determine how easy it is to commute. I do commute once a week from San Gabriel Valley to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-04, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

MapQuest type website for cyclists?

Has anyone ever heard of a website for cyclists that is set up similar to MapQuest? I've heard rumor of a website, but haven't been able to locate the URL. Apparently you input the starting point,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-04, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Strategy suggestions for attacking 8 mile climb

Any suggestions on strategy for attacking/conquering 8 mile climb on a road bike? Beginning of 100 mile ride begins at 6300 ft. The 8 mile climb begins about mile 75 (?). Don't know the grade %,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-04, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Newbie Question

Let me also welcome you Chop! Like most of the posters here, I started riding about 3 years ago. Although shorter than most (5" 9") I still weighed in at 215! The local bike shop (LBS), sold me a...
02-27-04, 10:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,163
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

Chain lubrication/oil?

What are your recommendations for lubricating your chain? Any product better than the other?
Forum: Commuting
02-26-04, 12:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,954
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

I commute to work on my bike only once a week. ...

I commute to work on my bike only once a week. It is 62.5 miles one way. Travel up through La Tuna Canyon from Rose Bowl area after slight uphill grades from Duarte. After going down La Tuna...
Forum: Touring
02-25-04, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

I have the Giant OCR2. It is a very solid ride....

I have the Giant OCR2. It is a very solid ride. Have over 4000 plus on that bike. No major problems. Replaced chains twice and brakes once. I take the OCR2 out to toodle around on. I'm breaking...
Forum: Touring
02-25-04, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride? - Tahoe

Has anyone done Lake Tahoe's "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride". This year it is slated for June 6, 2004. I'm curious on the 8 mile ascent (Emerald Bay?). Any idea the grade of ascent and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-04, 12:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,064
Posted By Cyclingmaniac

THANKS for ALL of the ADVICE

Lots of advice to pick and choose from! I appreciate it. Has anyone done or prepared for the 8 mile long grade at Lake Tahoe (CA/NV)? Beginning is gradual and then steep last three miles from what...
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