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01-26-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,408
Posted By Zoxe

My toughest ride was the Bike Segment of the MI...

My toughest ride was the Bike Segment of the MI Titanium half iron distance triathlon course back in 2013. I was signed up for the Aquabike - swim/bike only (no run). Started the morning by...
01-26-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,382
Posted By Zoxe

I am still riding my Bianchi Imola. It's a 2009...

I am still riding my Bianchi Imola. It's a 2009 model that I bought during the end of season clearance. I've swapped wheelset, seat, etc. and had a professional fit done season before last and it's...
01-16-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By Zoxe

I'd love to see a pic of the rest of the bike. :)...

I'd love to see a pic of the rest of the bike. :) It seems that Selle SMP cycles and steel framed Bianchis go together.

Here's an older (2013) pic of my Imola, with an SMP Plus installed. The...
01-16-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Zoxe

I was about to write a post about the first 2wks...

I was about to write a post about the first 2wks of the year, and still may I guess, but will also reply here.

I earned my Clyde Emeritus certificate from Tom Stormcrowe in mid-2013 and managed to...
06-04-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

TdC Indy was a rainy affair, but I successfully...

TdC Indy was a rainy affair, but I successfully put in my first Imperial Century at 101 miles and change.

For those that don't know about the ride, the Indianapolis version is held at the...
06-01-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By Zoxe

Early Monday AM, I was out for a 20 mile out and...

Early Monday AM, I was out for a 20 mile out and back route, and was approaching the small town that is my turnaround. As I'm reaching the first houses, a squirrel the size of a small SUV rus out,...
05-30-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

Congrats Fldaves -- sounds like a good ride. ...

Congrats Fldaves -- sounds like a good ride.

The Indy TdC is now a few days away. Weather is holding so far (it's Indiana, it will change 7 times in the next 4 days!). We've been to the track...
04-21-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

Longer rides for Indy TdC have been intermittent...

Longer rides for Indy TdC have been intermittent due to the unexpected return of winter here in the midwest. However, overall I think I'm in good position to put down a decent effort and hopefully...
04-21-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By Zoxe

You'll probably find that this is a contentious...

You'll probably find that this is a contentious topic, and there are a few other threads on the same topic that devolved quickly.

But here's me:
I lost my first 50 lbs by cutting down on...
03-14-16, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Zoxe

No, not special tires. I would ride whatever...

No, not special tires. I would ride whatever comes on your bike until they wont hold air. There are commuter tires with anti-puncture liners, but that's more about where you ride than what you...
03-13-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

Outstanding. :) The weather here has...

Outstanding. :)

The weather here has finally broken, so this weekend was my first 'long' training ride in prep for TdC in early June.
03-12-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Zoxe

First, welcome to C&A! There are MANY ways...

First, welcome to C&A!

There are MANY ways you could approach this. Oddjob2's advice of finding a good, used mountain bike and installing slicks is good advice. There's a shop near me that has a...
03-12-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,282
Posted By Zoxe

It is difficult to untangle my weight loss from...

It is difficult to untangle my weight loss from other gains I've made over time. For example, during the same year that I lost 40 lbs, I intentionally worked on biking longer distances. Did my...
03-08-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

Good luck at Lake Nona, and be sure to come back...

Good luck at Lake Nona, and be sure to come back with a ride report. :)
02-23-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By Zoxe

I have become a Twin6 convert over the past...

I have become a Twin6 convert over the past couple of seasons. Their Standard Bib is available up to 3X. I bought 2 pair during one of their big end of season progressive sales. Thermal knickers...
02-01-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,338
Posted By Zoxe

I ride in the spin room at the gym when there's...

I ride in the spin room at the gym when there's no classes going. It helps keep me motivated if I stay on a particular schedule and I'm less inclined to skip a ride if it's a "gym day" and I stop on...
01-07-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Zoxe

Hey 10 Wheels! After a couple year hiatus,...

Hey 10 Wheels!

After a couple year hiatus, the calendars are aligning and may let us do TdC Indy this year. I haven't signed up yet, but hope to commit the date and remedy the sign up soon.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-23-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By Zoxe

You have no doubt come to Indy and gone. How did...

You have no doubt come to Indy and gone. How did it go?

I live on the far (far) east side, but have a couple of coworkers on the (far) south side; they tend to do some of the CIBA weeknight group...
03-23-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,033
Posted By Zoxe

Best wishes and condolences from me and Mrs. Zoxe...

Best wishes and condolences from me and Mrs. Zoxe to the family.

Mrs. Zoxe and I met Tom while on his TdC Indianapolis team a few years ago. At the time, we were just getting started with biking...
03-06-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Zoxe

This is my little routine. It's not based on...

This is my little routine. It's not based on science, but more around superstition. :)

For a Saturday race, I will do a shakedown ride on Thursday night. For a shakedown ride, I'm going to go...
Forum: Triathlon
02-21-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,117
Posted By Zoxe

Mine too. Mine is the blue one. The pattern is...

Mine too. Mine is the blue one. The pattern is pretty popular. We end up with a lot of pictures of random guys in blue zoot suits on my dad's telephoto lense when he comes to take pics for us. :)
02-12-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By Zoxe

I have posted my background elsewhere in much...

I have posted my background elsewhere in much more detail, but my inspiration has come in a few forms.

- The initial kick in the pants was a 2008 photo at my brother's wedding. I got the wedding...
01-10-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,801
Posted By Zoxe

Cool, I didn't know Warsaw had one. Will look it...

Cool, I didn't know Warsaw had one. Will look it up. I grew up in Plymouth. That's like next door. :)

We're signed up for Muncie again in June. Muncie is very competitive (lots of clubs and...
01-10-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,801
Posted By Zoxe

Bass, Congrats on the progress so far. I...

Bass,

Congrats on the progress so far. I see you're about 90 miles from me. What Tri are you signed up for?

// Zoxe
01-01-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,347
Posted By Zoxe

I made it. 198.8, despite beer, cajun food, and...

I made it. 198.8, despite beer, cajun food, and a steak dinner last night. Goal for '15 is to be under 190 by May 1st.
12-24-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By Zoxe

I really like Twin6's stuff. Men's...

I really like Twin6's stuff.

Men's Technical- TWIN SIX - Alternative Cycling Apparel (http://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tech)

Some bigger sizes available.

Their stock is constantly rotating...
12-24-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By Zoxe

Tomorrow is a new day. Okay, tomorrow is...

Tomorrow is a new day.

Okay, tomorrow is Christmas, so may not be the best 'restart' day but you get my point. :)

Don't dwell on what was, dwell on what could be. Continue to persist.
12-23-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,347
Posted By Zoxe

196.6 This morning. So far I am maintaining my...

196.6 This morning. So far I am maintaining my streak. I managed to be pretty good over last weekend - holiday gathering at my folks.
12-07-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,018
Posted By Zoxe

I see someone else found Boyd's wheels. Here's...

I see someone else found Boyd's wheels. Here's mine:

http://www.councilofmoo.com/bikes/bianchi-wheels1.jpg

http://www.councilofmoo.com/bikes/bianchi-wheels2.jpg
12-06-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,426
Posted By Zoxe

I used Nebo Ridge in Zionsville. There are...

I used Nebo Ridge in Zionsville. There are plenty of good shops in Indy, but the staff at Nebo and I have clicked very well over the past few years.

Price... ah, I hate to quote it because I...
11-27-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By Zoxe

Twin6 had a big progressive sale yesterday and...

Twin6 had a big progressive sale yesterday and free shipping today.

Their bib knickers are back in stock, in sizes up to 3X (46-50 waist, 250-260lb according to their size chart). As I mention...
11-27-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,426
Posted By Zoxe

Sorry for the delay. He're's the pic I took of...

Sorry for the delay. He're's the pic I took of the BB and the mystical H plastic widget. Please excuse the dirty bike and the dirty garage door mat. :)

(Actually don't excuse the dirty bike....
11-25-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,426
Posted By Zoxe

I am a big jerk and haven't yet uploaded the pics...

I am a big jerk and haven't yet uploaded the pics I took this weekend.

I can confirm that my frame has a little black plastic clip/widget that routes the cables around the bottom bracket. The...
11-23-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,426
Posted By Zoxe

I'm still in my PJs but wanted to reply. I went...

I'm still in my PJs but wanted to reply. I went with a local shop to do the wrench turning on my bike. I spec'd the parts list above, but they filled in the little gaps like cable routing. (Said...
11-20-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,347
Posted By Zoxe

I am still bumping along under 200. Generally...

I am still bumping along under 200. Generally 196/197. I have survived the office pitch-ins unscathed. However, the first great test is this weekend, with the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday...
11-08-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By Zoxe

My brother's wedding in 2008. I hadn't realized...

My brother's wedding in 2008. I hadn't realized how much weight I'd put on until we got the wedding pictures back.

Wedding was in June. We started riding bikes in July. You'll notice I created...
11-08-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 584,169
Posted By Zoxe

I like the black on black with just enough...

I like the black on black with just enough highlights to make it pop. Well done! My next bike, I think, will be jet black.
10-09-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By Zoxe

I'd watch Twin6 to see if their Thermal Knickers...

I'd watch Twin6 to see if their Thermal Knickers get stocked this year.

I caught a pair last year on one of their progressive sales (around Thanksgiving, I think, big $$ off), and they're very...
09-30-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,347
Posted By Zoxe

I hit under 200 in May of 2013. I've held that...

I hit under 200 in May of 2013. I've held that since (I hit 200.0 exactly one weigh in; I weigh in daily). Doc's target for me is 195. I am 196.0 this morning.

Jan 1 goal: Under 200
Stretch...
09-28-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Zoxe

Snacks: Handful of Almonds, dry roasted w/ sea...

Snacks: Handful of Almonds, dry roasted w/ sea salt. Expensive, but can fix a craving for a salty snack.
Snacks: Few blops of 0% fat, plain greek yogurt, top with frozen cherries or frozen...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By Zoxe

This is an old post, but I'll reply with a plug...

This is an old post, but I'll reply with a plug for Nebo Ridge in Zionsville. We've been using them exclusively for the past ~2 years now. There are plenty of fine shops in/around Indy, but I drive...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By Zoxe

So, now that I've reviewed my pics from...

So, now that I've reviewed my pics from yesterday, I'm ashamed to say that I missed the best photo ops of the day. I need to get through Mrs. Zoxe's phone and see if she did any better than me. I...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By Zoxe

Ride Report: HOPE Ride 2014 - Indiana

This was our 2nd year for the Hope Ride, in Hope Indiana.

Hope Ride (http://hoperide.org/)

Coworkers have been doing this ride for 5-7 years or so and got us interested last year. In 2013, we...
09-21-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,915
Posted By Zoxe

I deal with an army of thoughtless busybodies at...

I deal with an army of thoughtless busybodies at my office as well. During big events (cookouts at Memorial and Labor days), I simply gather the 1 or 2 other folks who have specific diet needs and...
08-23-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,226
Posted By Zoxe

I was going to reply with basically this. You...

I was going to reply with basically this. You threatened him in some way down deep that caused him to feel justified in lashing out.

I've never had this kind of reaction in a store or while...
08-14-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,622
Posted By Zoxe

I have only gotten to Day 2 and scrolled through...

I have only gotten to Day 2 and scrolled through the pictures, but need to shut down PC. Couldn't wait until later to post - thanks so much for posting this. A multi-day tour is in my biking bucket...
08-06-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,067
Posted By Zoxe

I try to eat a fairly normal breakfast on race...

I try to eat a fairly normal breakfast on race day, and a fairly mundane dinner the night before. Hard to do if you're in a hotel, but race weekend is not the time to experiment with unknown foods....
08-05-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,277
Posted By Zoxe

You will get conflicting advice about this. ...

You will get conflicting advice about this.

The oldschool advice is the more conservative voice, meaning you'll hear things like "you'll break carbon" and "get a hybrid until you lose weight." ...
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Zoxe

I fit my Tri training into the rest of my biking...

I fit my Tri training into the rest of my biking season, which is going to have many events of very different length. Most weeks, I try to ride 3x per week (plus 1 night of swimming, 2 nights of...
06-21-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 584,169
Posted By Zoxe

I was actually thinking along these lines now...

I was actually thinking along these lines now that I've had the bike a few days. I don't currently have a SS, and setting it up to compete with the Cross Check will cause it to get more neglected.
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