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Forum: Triathlon
01-16-09, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By senatorw

Half Marathon, SF (Kaiser Run for Fun), Feb.1 ...

Half Marathon, SF (Kaiser Run for Fun), Feb.1
Ironman Hawaii 70.3, May 09
Vineman 70.3, July 09
Ironman Cancun 70.3, Sept 09
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By senatorw

Had a similar problem after my bike sat in an...

Had a similar problem after my bike sat in an airline cargo hold for 7 hours. Even though my bike sat in steamy Cancun for a day or two before I used it, the PT just did not work at all, no display,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,351
Posted By senatorw

Look v. Speedplay threads

Look v. Speedplay threads
Forum: Triathlon
11-22-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By senatorw

Slow, but good. Thanks for asking. The lady's...

Slow, but good. Thanks for asking. The lady's insurance adjuster is coming on Tuesday to take my statement and look at the bike. With any luck they won't give me too much trouble and I can get...
Forum: Triathlon
11-22-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By senatorw

Plainsman's thread link gives some good advice,...

Plainsman's thread link gives some good advice, however, you have to recall that Plainsman himself was initially complaining about scratches in the rear cutout, and was told over at Slowtwitch to fix...
Forum: Triathlon
11-09-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,641
Posted By senatorw

I have a road bike and a P2C (well, I did until...

I have a road bike and a P2C (well, I did until last week when I totaled the frame). Because of bad knees, I have a compact double on the road bike and I have standard on my Cervelo, except that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By senatorw

Had similar issues with a broken left tibial...

Had similar issues with a broken left tibial plateau. I used Look KeOs then Speedplays, then KeOs and now just tried the Dura Ace SPD SLs. Unlike you I need some float, but the 3 degrees in the...
Forum: Triathlon
11-08-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By senatorw

We are the minority out there, cars are deadly...

We are the minority out there, cars are deadly weapons in the wrong hands. Very, very sad. Hate to hear this.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By senatorw

Rut Roh. I just signed myself up for two...

Rut Roh.

I just signed myself up for two 70.3 races, one in May and one in July. Hope my two AC separations do not require surgery. I learn on Tuesday.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By senatorw

What, then, is the right way to fall. I locked...

What, then, is the right way to fall. I locked my brakes last weekend (11/2) to avoid a stupid woman in the oncoming traffic lane who unexpectedly made a left turn right in front of me. Flipped...
11-07-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,780
Posted By senatorw

And San Rafael.

And San Rafael.
Forum: Triathlon
11-06-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By senatorw

Update

Hey, I found a 54 frame in 2008 paint job with the Funda fork (mine had the Wolf CL), get this, at my neighborhood LBS. Not the place I bought my frame (cause I got 10 percent off frame, and another...
Forum: Triathlon
11-05-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By senatorw

Maybe the way to go if I get a sense the woman's...

Maybe the way to go if I get a sense the woman's carrier is going to do the right thing. There was recently a custom painted R&A Cervelo in Slowtwitch that looked amazing. (and it was a simple blue...
Forum: Triathlon
11-04-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By senatorw

Thanks again. When I said DA Frameset, what I...

Thanks again. When I said DA Frameset, what I mean is that I bought the DA build (and then upgraded the wheels, the aerobars) and in repacement, my pref would be either the DA build or just the...
Forum: Triathlon
11-03-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By senatorw

Thanks. I reconstructed the damage,...

Thanks.

I reconstructed the damage, jfk-style. When I flipped over, the bars took a hard left as I went hard right (evidenced by the crack in the front right of the helmet). The Vision base bar...
11-03-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By senatorw

Laughed out loud on that. Last update I...

Laughed out loud on that.

Last update I promise: the good thing (one of a few) about narcotic pain killers is the constipation. We didn't have to solve my largest problem. Yet.
11-03-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,780
Posted By senatorw

Kirks got quite a few votes, I will have to try. ...

Kirks got quite a few votes, I will have to try.

I forgot about Smokehouse in Berkeley on Telegraph.

Also forgot about Zuni, thanks for reminding me.

Is the Taylor's at Embarcadero the same...
11-02-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By senatorw

Thanks. She kept saying, "I never would have...

Thanks. She kept saying, "I never would have hit you." I said thanks but what /good does that do me now. I think she felt bad, never really tried to deny that It was her fault, but I don't know...
Forum: Triathlon
11-02-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By senatorw

Totaled My Two Month Old P2C

Avoiding a dumb lady in a car who made an unsafe left turn into a shopping center with no indication so she might save like 30 seconds. Locked up the brakes to avoid her hood, flipped, broke both...
11-02-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By senatorw

First Real Bike Accident

Riding along minding my own business, when a lady in a car comes out of nowhere with an unsafe left turn (no indcation she was planning on doing anything but go straight) into a shopping center...
Forum: Triathlon
11-01-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,024
Posted By senatorw

slowtwitch is it. Period. Know your size though.

slowtwitch is it. Period. Know your size though.
Forum: Triathlon
11-01-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By senatorw

What's it mean when your stroke count with the...

What's it mean when your stroke count with the close fist drill essentially matches your regular swim stoke count?

That's my deal, and I'm sure it means my form sucks. I am in the process of...
11-01-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,780
Posted By senatorw

Best Bay Area Burger?

Okay, I don't have as many as I used to, but I still have an occasional burger after a long, long ride. So, excluding traditional "fast" food, where are your favorite burgers?

In Northbay, I go...
Forum: Triathlon
10-29-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By senatorw

I discovered tris when I was recovering from two...

I discovered tris when I was recovering from two reconstructive knee surgeries (had a third to take the hardware out). I have made peace with the fact that I will never be fast, because I cannot log...
Forum: Triathlon
10-26-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By senatorw

"Off" Season Motivation

Interested in hearing how you all stay motivated. I'd say this is my first real season doing tris, and I completed a couple of 70.3 and some Oly distances. Betweeen my first (May, in Kona) and my...
10-26-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By senatorw

Tdf DVDs from World Cycling Productions. It's...

Tdf DVDs from World Cycling Productions. It's great to listen to Phil and Paul (and Bobke). Problem is, you eventually do them all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By senatorw

I have been on Looks for several years, and have...

I have been on Looks for several years, and have to admit that I have looked at SPD-SLs here and there. I'm on the Look cleats with rubber and I have been trying to deal with annoying squeak...
Forum: Triathlon
10-20-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By senatorw

Garmin 405 with HRM strap that also is paired...

Garmin 405 with HRM strap that also is paired with my Powertap 2.4.

Also use a Suunto T3 sometimes. Their new straps are as comfy as the Polar (though the watch functions are not nearly as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,756
Posted By senatorw

Fantastic trainer. Ususally, if you do a search,...

Fantastic trainer. Ususally, if you do a search, you'll see it come down to Kurt Kinetic and CycleOps, they are very similar. Sometimes you'll see a 1UpUSA thrown into the mix too. I love my Kurt...
Forum: Triathlon
10-17-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By senatorw

trisports.com all3sports.com ...

trisports.com
all3sports.com
bikesportmichigan.com (Tom Demerley from slowtwitch)
10-17-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,996
Posted By senatorw

Henry, I'm in for a club cut reorder jersey in M...

Henry, I'm in for a club cut reorder jersey in M (my Large is a little too big). Hope it's not too late. Loving the bibs though and arm warmers.
Forum: Triathlon
10-16-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By senatorw

Me too, though I can do without Al Trautwig. ...

Me too, though I can do without Al Trautwig. Always interesting to see the inspirational stories. I think Sam would have been interesting, Michilie looks done.
Forum: Triathlon
10-12-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By senatorw

PS Badman was there but dropped out but she only...

PS Badman was there but dropped out but she only recently returned from the injury she sustained in the crash at Kona last year. Michellie (who did the color commentary on ironmanlive.com) was...
Forum: Triathlon
10-12-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By senatorw

Watched 10+ hours of it (way better than last...

Watched 10+ hours of it (way better than last year, much more stable). Gotta love Rutger Beke. He walked the run last year to finish because he felt it would be a slap at all the age groupers to...
Forum: Triathlon
10-06-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By senatorw

Woo hoo. Way to go.

Woo hoo. Way to go.
Forum: Triathlon
10-04-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By senatorw

This entire thread is quite funny. Like asking a...

This entire thread is quite funny. Like asking a bunch of crack dealers if it's a good idea to smoke your first rock.

Congrats on the purchase. I went 08 P2C DA and rode it at Cancun 70.3. ...
Forum: Triathlon
10-04-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By senatorw

You don't need a lot of sleep the night before...

You don't need a lot of sleep the night before the race, so don't worry (it won't help you sleep any better). Race morning dos:'

1. Do make sure you take some calories about 2 hours before you...
Forum: Triathlon
09-30-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,211
Posted By senatorw

Trial and error is the only thing that works. I...

Trial and error is the only thing that works. I still get it during 70.3 races that lasts for several days afterwards. When I got started, I tried to vary my position and frequently stand for a few...
Forum: Triathlon
09-30-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By senatorw

Practice helps. A lot. Find some out of the way...

Practice helps. A lot. Find some out of the way place, set up a transition area, and if you cannot hang your bike on something, just lay it down derailer side up. Practice. Then practice running...
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By senatorw

I get them both. They both have their strong...

I get them both. They both have their strong points, tough reviews of equipment are the strong suit of neither imho (jeopardizes the ad revenue). I look forward to getting them every month.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,864
Posted By senatorw

Let's say you have no desire to use or buy a 705....

Let's say you have no desire to use or buy a 705. Is there any reason to update the SL 2.4 to ANT+? Does it allow you to transfer the data wirelessly, without the cradle, like the Garmin 405 I...
09-23-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By senatorw

"Marty, don't worry. As long as you hit that wire...

"Marty, don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower... everything will be fine."
Forum: Triathlon
09-15-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By senatorw

Hey, I'm loving these shoes. I actually think...

Hey, I'm loving these shoes. I actually think they help me make a better pedal stroke for some reason, though I am having a hard time believing that shoes can do that. I read before I bought mine...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By senatorw

2008 P2C Ultegra. The best bike for $2500 out...

2008 P2C Ultegra. The best bike for $2500 out there, I think, given the specs (except the wheels) (I don't have the Ultegra so this isn't a post: my bike is the best). Think the Felt B12 is nice...
Forum: Triathlon
09-10-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By senatorw

That was very funny, the dude over there who has...

That was very funny, the dude over there who has the same problem with the wheel cutout but he rides with the wheel on so he doesn't see it. Laughed out loud.

I agree with you, the paint quality...
09-10-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,996
Posted By senatorw

Henry, Got mine today, and I truly want to...

Henry,

Got mine today, and I truly want to say thanks for all the work you did to make this happen. It's a lot of crap to deal with, compiling the spreadsheet, sending the emails, arranging the...
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By senatorw

Not sure if you scooped the blue/grey on...

Not sure if you scooped the blue/grey on Slowtwitch did you, :-)

(sucks to have the same name on both boards).

Enjoy your bike (too bad about the wheel cutout. I just about cried when I saw...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By senatorw

Agree that the blue grey looks nicer than I...

Agree that the blue grey looks nicer than I thought. (Better than the old Blue Black). The Grey/Black that you got looks like the new P3C color, so you got that going for you.

I still am glad I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By senatorw

Note that all3sports.com has the 2009 Ultegra on...

Note that all3sports.com has the 2009 Ultegra on its site with the new blue/grey (not blue and black) paint scheme. It's a couple hundred bucks more than the 2008, but I think it's Ultegra SL.
09-07-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By senatorw

Thanks for the suggestions. I have salt tabs at...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have salt tabs at home. Man, was I a dummy. Didn't even think to bring them. Oh well, we could live in a whole lot of worse places than the Bay Area. Most people...
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