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Should triathletes be allowed on bikes?

30 Apr 2012 19:37

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30 Apr 2012 20:42

Guess the next thread he'll start will be along the lines of, "Double check you have air in your tires!".
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30 Apr 2012 23:20

oh dear god....
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30 Apr 2012 23:27

Martin318is wrote:oh dear god....

Wow, just.... wow.

It seems the average tri-dork is getting worse :(
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01 May 2012 00:02

Yes, but they should be allowed to ride recumbents only.
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01 May 2012 01:08

Wow.They're a different breed.
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01 May 2012 02:25

Wow, QR operation is pretty simple (or so I thought).

Maybe after they get their QRs figured out, they can work on having a cadence over 70 and learning to climb hills (hint, get the f*ck off your aero bars).
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01 May 2012 02:32

Peter said it best.

"Triathletes see a bike as a big, expensive, pair of shoes"
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01 May 2012 02:50

richwagmn wrote:Wow, QR operation is pretty simple (or so I thought).


You thought wrong. They often pop open on their own during the night. To be safe they need to be checked every day--sometimes twice a day.

While cyclists talk about how everyone falls over once when they start using clipless pedals. Triathletes talk about how everyone suffers at least one quick release mishap when they start triathlon. It's a different world.
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01 May 2012 04:24

For a real lesson on the Tri Geek school of thought just check out some of FrankDay's reasoning in the crank length thread :rolleyes:
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01 May 2012 04:54



In 42 years of cycling I've never had that happen.

Of course, none of my bikes have lawyer tabs.
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01 May 2012 08:48

*shakes head and wanders off muttering "bloody idiots"*
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01 May 2012 10:04

Yes, typical tri-hards.

They have a funny guy over there though, who posted a response "[color="Blue"]I took both my skewers out, it saved me about 221.78 grams. Weight is everything, am I wrong or am I wrong[/color]" That made me laugh!

PS, I going to start a thread over in CN Bikes & Gear Forum about how to get rid of those damn lawyer tabs without destroying the frame ...
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01 May 2012 17:42

I cleaned my bike yesterday and took the wheels off for a good scrub after riding in rain the other day. I swear I put them back on good and tight. I'll be double checking, just in case.


a friend got a flat in the rear tire on a sunday ride. changed the tube in record time. hurried to not hold up the group. forgot to tighten the skewer.


I took both my skewers out, it saved me about 221.78 grams.

Weight is everything, am I wrong or am I wrong?


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Facepalm, Purito can't believe how dumb these triathletes are.
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01 May 2012 18:11

Afrank wrote:Facepalm, Purito can't believe how dumb these triathletes are.


so dumb that they spend money on scales that can measure 1/100th of a gramme. Not even coke dealers have them.
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02 May 2012 21:25

What I find funny on that forum is that instead of everyone telling the guy how silly he has been, they all went to check the bike in case they've forgotten to close their QR.
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02 May 2012 23:07

lukinox wrote:What I find funny on that forum is that instead of everyone telling the guy how silly he has been, they all went to check the bike in case they've forgotten to close their QR.

A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.
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03 May 2012 01:49

42x16ss wrote:A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.


Just went over there for the first time. First thing i clicked was this:

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Are_stoplights_killing_my_long_ride_P3910597/

Curious to know people's opinions on how stoplights affect long-ride training. With gas prices what they are, I'm trying to avoid driving to my long-bike starts. Challenge is that for the first and last 8 miles or so, I'm dealing with stop lights. A typical ride looks like this:

First 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Last 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Everything in the middle is open road.

How much do those stoplights really affect the quality of my sessions? If I'm doing the stop and go for 30% of my ride, how much is that taking away from my endurance/benefit of the ride?


If he is so concerned about stopping, why wouldn't he ride the 'everything in the middle is open road' section again, or up to the amount of miles he needs to put in? Or am I missing something. :confused:

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03 May 2012 02:18

I had a training buddy, with whom I'd check my QRs before training and watch closely at lights, it was a favourite gag of his to undo the rear QR while no one is watching (even stopped at lights), then as you start to accelerate from a stop the rear wheel jumps out.
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03 May 2012 02:57

karlboss wrote:I had a training buddy, with whom I'd check my QRs before training and watch closely at lights, it was a favourite gag of his to undo the rear QR while no one is watching (even stopped at lights), then as you start to accelerate from a stop the rear wheel jumps out.

Nice! This one definitely belongs in the "Signs your new cycling partner is going to be a problem" thread.
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