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Forum: Commuting
07-30-05, 01:29 PM
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Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Yesterday I got in my first real commute of the...

Yesterday I got in my first real commute of the year. Did the 12 miles both ways and felt great. Also nice to notice that some of the worst roads have been repaved since I last biked it. The weather...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Woohoo, my first commute in many months... My...

Woohoo, my first commute in many months... My back's been keeping me from riding as much as I'd like. This week we're house sitting only 3 miles from work though, so I'm commuting. (My regular ride,...
06-26-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

From Trevino's website (...

From Trevino's website ( http://www.teamtrevino.com/ ):
I hate to report this but Mike fell off his bike a couple hours ago and separated his shoulder. "He was looking back for just a second and hit...
06-26-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Trevino is listed DNF - Medical. Here's hoping...

Trevino is listed DNF - Medical. Here's hoping he's OK. I'm struck by how well Fabio Biasiolo is doing. I haven't really followed him, but he seems to have picked a pace and quietly stuck with it....
06-24-05, 11:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Well, MacDonald finally made it to TS 32. 4 hours...

Well, MacDonald finally made it to TS 32. 4 hours behind Trevino, who is 9:27 behind Robic. Team Vail is in between MacDonald and Trevino. I guess they'll have caught Robic when I wake up tomorrow....
06-24-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Ouch, I hadn't noticed Baloh is out. That's gotta...

Ouch, I hadn't noticed Baloh is out. That's gotta hurt after he came back from a medical problem to enter the race.

Just noticed that Colo is DNF also because of finances, of all things. Otherwise...
06-24-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

And how about Team Vail? They're .2mph off last...

And how about Team Vail? They're .2mph off last year's record, but they've already crossed the Rockies which last year's team didn't have to do. Feels like they've got a shot at setting their own...
06-24-05, 06:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I know I'm turning this thread into "Tim's RAAM...

I know I'm turning this thread into "Tim's RAAM Rants" but I just had to mention that David Haase has been turning it up. He just moved into 7th place, passing Valentin Zeller, and looks poised to...
06-24-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Posted by Miskish on the RAAM forum: Rob...

Posted by Miskish on the RAAM forum:
Rob started the race with an upper respiratory condition. After two visits to hospitals along the way, he has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is currently on...
06-24-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Oh, and MacDonald is only 29 minutes behind...

Oh, and MacDonald is only 29 minutes behind Trevino at the last TS.

Tim
06-24-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I'm also following MacDonald with interest. He's...

I'm also following MacDonald with interest. He's using a different strategy from the other leaders, which makes it possible he will have more to give at the end. He'd need a hell of an effort to...
06-24-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

But my understanding is that he feel behind some...

But my understanding is that he feel behind some time on day 2. I haven't read any other comparisons between his ride and the record ride since so I assume he's just too far behind. I must believe...
06-24-05, 10:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Maybe. On the other hand, it could be that Robic...

Maybe. On the other hand, it could be that Robic is just right on the schedule he set for himself. He and his crew have done RAAM before. He seems to have dedicated his life to winning RAAMs (and...
06-24-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Yeah, I think the race for 1st place is over....

Yeah, I think the race for 1st place is over. Trevino's had a very slow night, while MacDonald is now closing in on him. MacDonald has been sleeping a lot in this race, so I'd believe he might be...
06-23-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Only sort of. I know it, but it's not...

Only sort of. I know it, but it's not registering. I guess I'm just following this race by the hour. I added a cutoff line to my graphs and there are still 4 riders that are right there. I hope they...
06-23-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Breedlove's death really made me question RAAM....

Breedlove's death really made me question RAAM. From one point of view it seems stupid to put yourself in a position (biking on little sleep) where the chance of an accident is much higher than it...
06-23-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Silent post for Dr. Breedlove.

Silent post for Dr. Breedlove.
06-23-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Robic just made it to the half-way point. Over...

Robic just made it to the half-way point. Over the last 3 timestations Trevino has been catching up a little. 8:04 at TS23, 7:22 at TS24, 5:52 at TS25. Is Trevino better on the flat than climbing?...
06-23-05, 08:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Oh, ouch. 4 people going under 10mph right now:...

Oh, ouch. 4 people going under 10mph right now: Kevin, Autissier, Rodgers, and Kish. The next cutoff time isn't until Saturday, but it worries me. It looks like Traunmueller has managed to keep his...
06-22-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I'm not sure. Historically Robic (and pretty much...

I'm not sure. Historically Robic (and pretty much every other RAAM rider) has slowed down over the course of the race. Perhaps Trevino is trying to ride a more steady pace throughout the race, which...
06-22-05, 04:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Yeah, there's 3 people doing less than 10.5:...

Yeah, there's 3 people doing less than 10.5: Kevin, Kish, and Traunmueller. They haven't gone a third of the way yet. I'd be surprised if they make it all the way. I know Kish has experience etc but...
06-22-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

python and gnuplot. Glad you like it. :-) Tim

python and gnuplot. Glad you like it. :-)

Tim
06-22-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I remember reading he had troubles with asthma...

I remember reading he had troubles with asthma and something else. I thought it was in the daily report or Chew's views, but I can't find it right now.

Oh, and go Kevin! Although Traunmueller's...
06-22-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

So I had some fun last night, making some graphs...

So I had some fun last night, making some graphs of riders' progress:
http://www.casualhacker.net/raam/

It should be automatically updated on the hour. It's kind of a mess. I might add more...
06-21-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

What's the program called? Tim

What's the program called?

Tim
06-21-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I'm routing for them all to finish. That's part...

I'm routing for them all to finish. That's part of what's great about RAAM. The riders at the top clearly have some genetic gift in addition to all the outstanding training. The guys at the bottom...
06-21-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Good morning RAAM junkies. :-) Robic's out in...

Good morning RAAM junkies. :-)
Robic's out in front at TS14. I'm glad to see that Haase is back in it. Looking at his breakdown, he may have started out a little optimistic, then paid for it, but is...
06-20-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Not sure, but looking at his breakdown: ...

Not sure, but looking at his breakdown:
http://raceacrossamerica.org/racestats/report.aspx?report=RiderInfo&RiderId=186

He really only was slow going to TS 1. Since then he's been pretty...
06-20-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

MacDonald is down to 15.5 mph. Maybe he had...

MacDonald is down to 15.5 mph. Maybe he had trouble, maybe he just took a nap. Looks like the top 3 are well ahead of the rest. We'll seen when they first sleep. Robic just keeps extending his lead....
06-19-05, 07:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Yeah, or even a TV station dedicated to it. :) ...

Yeah, or even a TV station dedicated to it. :)
I guess Colo was never in trouble, just some glitch prevented his TS 2 to make it to the web page. The top 2 teams also have a solid lead on Robic now....
06-19-05, 05:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Looks like you're right. Kish is doing 15mph...

Looks like you're right. Kish is doing 15mph which is slow compared to the leaders, but it's a long race.
I wonder what happened to Colo, though. Still hasn't made it to TS 2.
Is anybody else...
06-19-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Look at 'em go! (At least online: ...

Look at 'em go! (At least online:
http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/racestats/report.aspx?report=RacePosition )
Fun fact, if the 24-hour challenge people were ranked in the solo category, their rank...
06-18-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

Interesting. So is an IV really required, or can...

Interesting. So is an IV really required, or can you do it just by drinking exactly enough? I hear Robic had a ridiculously low number of hours off-bike. Too few for an IV, I'd think. I suppose you...
06-17-05, 01:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,543
Posted By froody

I am psyched. Never heard of RAAM until the NBC...

I am psyched. Never heard of RAAM until the NBC special last year. I considered going to the start, but it's 200 miles, and straight through LA. Looks like I've got my dad convinced to go check out...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-05, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,155
Posted By froody

Forgetting underwear isn't all that bad, as...

Forgetting underwear isn't all that bad, as noted. I once forgot my shirt. Luckily a friend of mine hadn't left home yet, so I called him and he lent me one of his.
Ever since that day I always keep...
05-12-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By froody

I've got a similar problem. A year and a half ago...

I've got a similar problem. A year and a half ago I messed up my back when picking up something too heavy. At the time I shrugged it off and figured it would go away. It didn't. Eventually I saw a...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By froody

Thanks, all! It sounds like there's probably some...

Thanks, all! It sounds like there's probably some adjustment period, but it's not very long and people can ride distance on a 'bent pretty soon. Building up speed takes more time.

Tim
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By froody

How does diamond fitness carry to bent fitness?

I'm wondering how well road bike fitness carries over to recumbent fitness. I care more about distance than speed. So let's say I can comfortably bike 40 miles on a road bike, how far can I expect to...
Forum: Touring
05-08-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By froody

Hey, thanks. Those are great links. Especially...

Hey, thanks. Those are great links. Especially the one listing the various places that rent and the rough cost is very helpful.

Can anybody weigh in on renting a touring bike and just going, as...
Forum: Touring
05-07-05, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By froody

rent in England

Does anybody have any experience renting touring bikes? For my honeymoon we're going to England/Holland for 2 weeks, flying into London. Ideally we'd rent something in London. Check out some England....
Forum: Commuting
05-05-05, 09:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,953
Posted By froody

I've been wanting a jersey that reads: "Same...

I've been wanting a jersey that reads: "Same roads, same rules."
Partly because I see more bicyclists acting stupid (wrong way down one-way street, biking on the wrong side of the road, ignoring...
04-30-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,851
Posted By froody

Just want to say I love reading about your...

Just want to say I love reading about your progress. Keep it up!

Tim
04-30-05, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By froody

I like this site: ...

I like this site:
http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html

It seems more geared towards body building, but if you're looking for a stretch of a particular muscle group, it seems great. I especially like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By froody

Fair warning: spinhappy's link is not work-safe,...

Fair warning: spinhappy's link is not work-safe, unless your work finds it OK for you to be laughing so hard that you're crying while browsing the web.

Tim
Forum: Commuting
09-03-04, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Had an enjoyable ride back last night. I didn't...

Had an enjoyable ride back last night. I didn't feel like pushing myself to go fast, so I took the long route home (only a few more miles, but lots more hills). Of course I ended up pushing a little...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Enjoyed the moon today, and the sun coming up...

Enjoyed the moon today, and the sun coming up behind me. Weather is great as always, and I made pretty good time.

Tim
Forum: Commuting
09-01-04, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Haven't posted in forever, but I've been riding...

Haven't posted in forever, but I've been riding (over 2000 miles since I moved). It's starting to get a little chilly in the morning. I'll probably have to invest in a long-sleeve jersey soon. Also...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-04, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By froody

I fell and got pretty scraped up a few weeks ago....

I fell and got pretty scraped up a few weeks ago. On the advice of this site:
http://www.freewheel.com/mvw/cure.htm
I got some Tegaderm and applied that to my biggest scrape. It really did heal...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-04, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By froody

Out of curiosity, what is the right way to ask to...

Out of curiosity, what is the right way to ask to draft somebody? I've done it twice for like half a mile, but it seems awkward to pull up besides them just to ask if you can draft.

Tim
Forum: Commuting
04-23-04, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,902
Posted By froody

Yesterday was my first small-front-gear-free day....

Yesterday was my first small-front-gear-free day. Hopefully I can keep it up tonight to make it 2 straight days. (The hill on the way home is steeper than on the way to work.) Also this is my first...
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