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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,350
Posted By caelric

Indeed. A loser, not a poser

Indeed. A loser, not a poser
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By caelric

Huh. I see no one answered your question. Short...

Huh. I see no one answered your question. Short version: no. You need to run more than that to keep up your running form and efficiency. The cardio you get from cycling will help with your...
Forum: Triathlon
11-24-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 334,985
Posted By caelric

thats quite a few dollars worth of bikes in your...

thats quite a few dollars worth of bikes in your .sig. Impressive
Forum: Triathlon
01-07-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By caelric

More distance, obviously, but you also need to...

More distance, obviously, but you also need to work on your nutrition intake. You can easily do a sprint wihtout taking any fluid or solids in. A half is different. Find foos that work for you and...
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By caelric

You want an aqaubike race (swim and bike) Not...

You want an aqaubike race (swim and bike) Not too many of those out there.
Forum: Triathlon
07-13-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By caelric

I am told of a gentlemen who, after the bike on...

I am told of a gentlemen who, after the bike on an IM, went to the massage tent, got a 60 minute massage, eat some food, and then went out for the run. And made all cuttoff times without any issues.
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By caelric

I actually put my helmet on my bike seat or...

I actually put my helmet on my bike seat or handlebars, making it so that I can't get on my bike without moving my helmet. This kind of reminds me to put my helmet on, as you can get DQ'ed for being...
Forum: Triathlon
06-08-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By caelric

Vineman. In Sonoma county, California, if you are...

Vineman. In Sonoma county, California, if you are dead set on doing a full. Less than half the price, beautiful wine country scenery, decent swim, and all around a great tri. Done it twice.
...
Forum: Triathlon
02-25-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By caelric

Not picking on anyone in particular, but the...

Not picking on anyone in particular, but the majority of those that say they have mastered running barefoot with their shoes clipped in,and slipping their feet into their shoes while already on the...
Forum: Triathlon
01-25-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,096
Posted By caelric

And, there ya have it, someone always has to...

And, there ya have it, someone always has to resort to personal attacks to make themselves feel better.
Forum: Triathlon
01-23-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,096
Posted By caelric

Lots of interesting misconceptions here. Typical...

Lots of interesting misconceptions here. Typical of most threads, I suppose.

17 hour cutoff is quite generous. Someone said 'many' do not make the cutoff; I supoose that depends on your...
Forum: Triathlon
07-30-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By caelric

It's a good thought, but it was a bit late in the...

It's a good thought, but it was a bit late in the game. For me, it doesn't matter, as I am carrying a hand held bottle. Having the cups of water at the aid staions to throw on my head is nice, but...
Forum: Triathlon
07-29-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,014
Posted By caelric

there are very few duathlons overall, in fact I...

there are very few duathlons overall, in fact I am surprised that Augusta 70.3 also hosts a du. Are you sure that there is a du there?

Probably advice you don't want to hear, but learn to swim,...
Forum: Triathlon
07-23-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By caelric

Bike races are SRS business. Heh. No,...

Bike races are SRS business.

Heh.

No, really, there are a lot of people that get involved with tris b/c it is one of their life goals, or to try and get in better shape and have absolutely zero...
Forum: Triathlon
07-19-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 334,985
Posted By caelric

If it works for him, it works for him. My tri...

If it works for him, it works for him. My tri bike has a DA compact double, and an 11-28 cassette, and I think that is the greatest thing in the world. For me. For you, it might be crap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By caelric

They make clincher versions as well, which I...

They make clincher versions as well, which I have, and love, and have done me well in two IM's, plus a good number of century rides. I have used both the 290 TPI and 320 TPI versions and can't tell...
Forum: Triathlon
07-04-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By caelric

Passive aggressiveness at its finest.

Passive aggressiveness at its finest.
Forum: Triathlon
07-03-10, 03:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By caelric

It's right underneath your username, to the left....

It's right underneath your username, to the left. You are, of course, welcome to think that is creepy, and I am stalking you or something like that.

If I were an editor, I would tell you that...
Forum: Triathlon
07-02-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By caelric

Ok, first of all, given that you are a member...

Ok, first of all, given that you are a member since 2004, and have 700 some odd posts, it would behoove you to learn how to use the quote post function, so it is clear exactly who you are quoting. ...
Forum: Triathlon
06-30-10, 03:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By caelric

Run against traffic, bike with traffic. Those...

Run against traffic, bike with traffic. Those are the basic rules. however, you should not be running out in the traffic lane.
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By caelric

As was mentioned, this was discussed recently,...

As was mentioned, this was discussed recently, and multiple times, as well. It's one of those things that keeps coming up.

Regardless, for me, no socks on the bike portion no matter the length,...
Forum: Triathlon
05-27-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By caelric

On the bike, I don't get blisters. My tri bike...

On the bike, I don't get blisters. My tri bike shoes are tri shoes, and they are pretty well made and designed to prevent blisters.

On the run, I start to get hotspots and then blisters after...
Forum: Triathlon
05-24-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By caelric

If you are going to buy a wetsuit, buy the full...

If you are going to buy a wetsuit, buy the full sleeve. The difference in speed is pretty significant between the two (full sleeve is faster), and getting them off in T1 is just as easy either way. ...
Forum: Triathlon
05-11-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By caelric

Oh, one thing to note about shoes already clipped...

Oh, one thing to note about shoes already clipped in on pedals: many IM sponsored races are not allowing amateurs to do so anymore, and only letting the pros (that is, the actual pros, with their...
Forum: Triathlon
05-11-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By caelric

No socks on the bike for me, even at IM...

No socks on the bike for me, even at IM distances. I use tri shoes on my tri bike, and I train in them. Road bike has a different set of shoes, which I do wear socks with, though.

For the run,...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By caelric

I did Alcatraz last year. The water is...

I did Alcatraz last year. The water is definitely not warm enough for no wetsuit. There are always a few brave folks who go without, but by a few, I mean 3-4. The water is cold. high 50's. Nor...
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By caelric

The poor organization in the bag pickup probably...

The poor organization in the bag pickup probably had something to do with it not being TriCal that were the race organizers/directors this year, but a new group instead. There was some kind of...
04-16-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By caelric

The prohibited section is actually from...

The prohibited section is actually from Reservation Rd to Toro Park Rd. The section from Spreckels Rd to Reservation rd is not prohibited. I live off Reservation Rd, and bike into work in Monterey...
04-01-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,244
Posted By caelric

You are about 8 months too late. Edit: I...

You are about 8 months too late.

Edit: I was responding to someone who recommended getting checked out by a doctor, etc..., and then, that person deleted their post.
Forum: Triathlon
03-23-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By caelric

Oh, and if you do see them at an official IM...

Oh, and if you do see them at an official IM race(70.3 or full IM), there are exactly zero Kona/clearwater spots offered for the Clysdedale category. So, yes, if they a e there, they are there...
Forum: Triathlon
03-23-10, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By caelric

Clydesdale is only a class you see in independent...

Clydesdale is only a class you see in independent tris. I haven't ever seen it in IM brand tris. Just race your age group, anyhow. I say that as a clydesdale who only races my AG, even in races...
Forum: Triathlon
02-07-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By caelric

Heck, I did two IM's with tri suit thickness...

Heck, I did two IM's with tri suit thickness padding. You just have to make sure you get used to it.
Forum: Triathlon
02-04-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By caelric

Ther eis no reason whatsoever to shave your body....

Ther eis no reason whatsoever to shave your body. Even the reasons for shaving your legs are somewhat weak reasons, but I do that anyways. Shaving your body is something swimmers do, for decreased...
Forum: Triathlon
02-04-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By caelric

Heh! I shave my legs, mostly because my wife...

Heh! I shave my legs, mostly because my wife likes it, and it is easier to clean road rash. But most people don't, so there is no reason you have to.
Forum: Triathlon
02-04-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By caelric

Slice's depend on the year. I assume you are...

Slice's depend on the year. I assume you are talking about the current model, so my experience won't help you much; I have a 2007 Slice, which is still the aluminum frame. I understand they went...
Forum: Triathlon
02-03-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By caelric

What to expect: a lot of pain, a lot of...

What to expect: a lot of pain, a lot of exhaustion, and a whole lot of fun!

Work on your distance running. That's the maker/breaker of many triathletes.

Do some bricks (bike followed by a...
Forum: Triathlon
12-21-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By caelric

You guys ever heard of a little thing called skin...

You guys ever heard of a little thing called skin cancer? One of the biggest killers of people in America today. Keep that in mind.
Forum: Triathlon
12-21-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By caelric

Tri suit works great, two half-IM's, two full...

Tri suit works great, two half-IM's, two full IM's, and numerous oly's and sprints, and no problems for me.

And I do wear regular bibs with a nice thick pad for regular riding. The tri suit with...
Forum: Triathlon
12-12-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By caelric

Cool! See you there, its a great race.

Cool! See you there, its a great race.
Forum: Triathlon
12-11-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By caelric

Hey, nothing at all wrong with a used tri bike. ...

Hey, nothing at all wrong with a used tri bike. Mine is used, and has taken me across the finish line of two IM's, three halfs, and a good number of other tris.
Forum: Triathlon
12-02-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By caelric

That. The volunteers were great. Also, for...

That. The volunteers were great.

Also, for any tri half iron or longer, I keep a can of the aerosol spray on sunscreen in my transition area, and spray some on at T1, and then more on at T2. ...
Forum: Triathlon
11-03-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By caelric

Did my first iron distance tri about 3 months...

Did my first iron distance tri about 3 months back (Vineman full, in 11:59) and headed to IMAZ in 3 weeks for my second.

Will do Vineman full again next year, who knows, after that.
10-26-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,664
Posted By caelric

I wish I could tell you, but all I can say is...

I wish I could tell you, but all I can say is that my exact setup worked, yours mayor may not.
10-26-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,664
Posted By caelric

Bar end shifters, just like I said in my post.

Bar end shifters, just like I said in my post.
Forum: Triathlon
10-26-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By caelric

Most likely, it was a lapped course (meaning the...

Most likely, it was a lapped course (meaning the run consisted of multiple laps) Each time you completed a lap, you got a wristband. That way, both you, and the volunteers knew how far you were...
Forum: Triathlon
10-24-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By caelric

My road bike has a Specialized saddle, which is...

My road bike has a Specialized saddle, which is great for my road bike position, and I have done plenty of centuries on it, but my tri bike is a different position, and I have the ISM Adamo. Plenty...
09-24-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,494
Posted By caelric

Foggy in the morning, with temps in the high 40's...

Foggy in the morning, with temps in the high 40's to low 50s, getting to sunny in the afternoon (sometimes) with temps in the high 60's, maybe low 70's. Cool and windy along the coats, but some...
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By caelric

Oh, he would beat me, but remember, all the...

Oh, he would beat me, but remember, all the (non-lottery) age groupers at Kona are sub 10 hour IM'ers (or thereabouts) and they aren't doing too shabby.

Sure, I think Lance is a great cyclist, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By caelric

Triathlon bikes are further forward on the seat...

Triathlon bikes are further forward on the seat angle, supposedly b/c it uses slightly different leg muscles in order to preserve your legs for the run. My tri bike has the seat way forward on a...
09-03-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By caelric

yeah, I forgot about the bottlenecks, but really...

yeah, I forgot about the bottlenecks, but really any XC course with enough singletrack is going to have bottlenecks.
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