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09 Jan 2015 11:52

42x16ss wrote:Wow, who'd have thought to look up occasionally???

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Crash_at_Boise_70.3--My_rant/lessons_learned_P5128416/

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This thread, and that place, never fail to deliver :D

Surely it's fairly simple: If you can't maintain the position, don't bloody ride in it!
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13 Jan 2015 12:25

King Boonen wrote:This thread, and that place, never fail to deliver :D

Surely it's fairly simple: If you can't maintain the position, don't bloody ride in it!


Who would have thought it actually look ahead so you can spot hazards?!
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13 Jan 2015 12:48

Hawkwood wrote:Who would have thought it actually look ahead so you can spot hazards?!


Don't be silly! Don't race organisers know that triathletes shouldn't have to worry themselves with silly things like looking where they are going?!?!
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15 Jan 2015 02:40

Hawkwood wrote:Who would have thought it actually look ahead so you can spot hazards?!

But then you wouldn't be aero! :eek:

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18 Jan 2015 02:36

I have asked this before and contemplated it many times and discussed it in group rides to no avail with no answer until today. The question is, here in socal anyway,: WTF with the sleeveless tank top jerseys and arm warmers on all these tri people?

Again I will admit the arm-candy look works for me on some of these babes who Tri. (and there are some serious nuggets in that sport, a topic we ignore) kinda a throw back material girl goth look...mmmmm

But then it occurred to me that they probably bought arm warmers thinking they were compression garments on sale.
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19 Jan 2015 14:45

We have had a triathlete here die a few years ago after he failed to see the parked lorry on a straight road 3 lanes wide. How hard is it for these guys to look at where they arw going??
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19 Jan 2015 15:13

Boeing wrote:The question is, here in socal anyway,: WTF with the sleeveless tank top jerseys and arm warmers on all these tri people?


Running gives you far less cooling than cycling due to the slower speeds and while running you also move your arms a lot, so perhaps they want sleeveless for running (cooler and not restrictive for the arms). Then they add arm warmers on the bike to stay warm.

The order is also significant, since the ride comes after the swim, people get on the bike wet, which produces extra cooling.
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19 Jan 2015 16:47

42x16ss wrote:But then you wouldn't be aero! :eek:


I'm pretty sure there's a regulation in the old RTTC handbook banning riders from riding in a head down position. Not sure how much it's applied nowadays.
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20 Jan 2015 10:24

Aapjes wrote:Running gives you far less cooling than cycling due to the slower speeds and while running you also move your arms a lot, so perhaps they want sleeveless for running (cooler and not restrictive for the arms). Then they add arm warmers on the bike to stay warm.

The order is also significant, since the ride comes after the swim, people get on the bike wet, which produces extra cooling.


Nice theory, but no, they do it because they think it looks good.
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20 Jan 2015 23:15

winkybiker wrote:Nice theory, but no, they do it because they think it looks good.


Please don't tell me they wear this to 'look good' too:

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22 Jan 2015 02:54

Aapjes wrote:Running gives you far less cooling than cycling due to the slower speeds and while running you also move your arms a lot, so perhaps they want sleeveless for running (cooler and not restrictive for the arms). Then they add arm warmers on the bike to stay warm.

The order is also significant, since the ride comes after the swim, people get on the bike wet, which produces extra cooling.


I'm not talking about a race. The everyday training

But good answer. Still lame as f#(# but reasonable explanation
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22 Jan 2015 05:06

Boeing wrote:I'm not talking about a race. The everyday training

But good answer. Still lame as f#(# but reasonable explanation

They probably think there's an aero advantage :rolleyes:

Can't have a long sleeve jersey that might flap in the wind!
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22 Jan 2015 18:21

Lolzezes-aroony. . Yeah nah.
someone else :-) wrote:I tip my hat to triathletes......for the lulz they provide by riding into cars because they don't watch where they are going, not being able to perform even basic repairs, getting hypothermia by dressing inappropriately for conditions, and sliding down the road on their backs protected only by a helmet and a pair of sluggos. Tritardeletes are slapstick comedy geniuses
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27 Mar 2015 01:05

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27 Mar 2015 03:15

King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D

as the wheels say; "American Classic"
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27 Mar 2015 13:22

Archibald wrote:
King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D

as the wheels say; "American Classic"

I can't stop looking at it!

The dude must think it's going to sell for a huge amount based on the page views :D
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28 Mar 2015 14:52

King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D

Wow! :eek: what a beast!!!
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28 Mar 2015 16:42

42x16ss wrote:
King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D

Wow! :eek: what a beast!!!


I think it's the adjustable stem AND the stem extender that really make it so awesome :D
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28 Mar 2015 22:30

King Boonen wrote:
Archibald wrote:
King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D

as the wheels say; "American Classic"

I can't stop looking at it!

The dude must think it's going to sell for a huge amount based on the page views :D

The amount of views is for how ridiculus the bike looks. Im surprised Tony Martin and co havent got into bikes like that yet. :D
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29 Mar 2015 19:51

King Boonen wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Tachyon-Titanium-Bike-/171698975973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fa0e74e5


It's just so aero! :D


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