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rjones28 07-04-20 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568362)
Just about everywhere, honestly.

IM killed the Syracuse 70.3 a couple of years ago.

rjones28 07-04-20 07:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568403)
Got some closeouts for a rider with good birthing hips? Asking for a friend.



:innocent:

;)

phrantic09 07-04-20 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21568432)
This morning ride went better than the last time I rode after a long ride. Legs had power, and my body didnít feel fatigued. My arse was just killing me, I had to keep standing up to take the pressure off of it. I was wearing my worst pair of bibs, but itís never hurt that bad.
My pinky and ring finger in my left hand have become useless. I couldnít open my sun glasses or get my phone out of my pocket while ai was riding. Itís not like I am left handed or anything. :notamused:


Yíall wizards got any magic to combat this or do I need to HTFU and learn how to write with my right hand?

maybe saddle position?

WhyFi 07-04-20 07:21 AM

FYI, phrantic09 has been provisionally added to the group/leaderboard with the understanding that if he regularly exceeds my weekly mileage or average speed, he will be promptly booted.

:beer:

WhyFi 07-04-20 07:22 AM

Man, a quick pre-8am, pre-family stuff ride and the sweat is just rolling off of me. Yay, summer. :notamused:

bampilot06 07-04-20 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568470)
FYI, phrantic09 has been provisionally added to the group/leaderboard with the understanding that if he regularly exceeds my weekly mileage or average speed, he will be promptly booted.

:beer:


glad that doesnít apply to me. :innocent:

big john 07-04-20 07:56 AM

Time to go climbing. Only supposed to be 94 today. We may be finished before the highest temp.

bampilot06 07-04-20 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21568515)
Time to go climbing. Only supposed to be 94 today. We may be finished before the highest temp.

have fun, be safe.

Velo Vol 07-04-20 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21568387)
I havnt had a knoxville overnight in a while. Plus my control of where I spend my nights is very very limited.

Go on strike for better cycling stops.

Velo Vol 07-04-20 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21568458)
IM killed the Syracuse 70.3 a couple of years ago.

Why?

bampilot06 07-04-20 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21568558)
Go on strike for better cycling stops.

I am sure I could get the union behind it.

Velo Vol 07-04-20 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568471)
Yay, summer. :notamused:

Theoretically.

WhyFi 07-04-20 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21568503)
glad that doesnít apply to me. :innocent:

You get booted if you start exceeding my elevation gain.

rjones28 07-04-20 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21568559)
Why?

Ask them.

rjones28 07-04-20 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21568574)
Theoretically.

Currently 80 degrees.

bampilot06 07-04-20 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568582)
You get booted if you start exceeding my elevation gain.

fair.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21568377)
Is that because COVID19 or has Tri jumped the shark?

Covid-19 will likely be the catalyst that forced the big change, but the seeds were being sown for years. The "standard" price of a good tri bike doubled or more in a decade. Ironman hoovered up all the attention and people did focused plans for them that wiped out the ability to support local races. The sport became (or appeared to become) too expensive for the relatively-poor next generation, who wandered into running or CrossFit or Spartan races. The 40-somethings absolutely dominate now, and cluck their tongues at the poor moral fiber of the young'uns for not having the discipline for Ironman, nevermind the difficulty of doing it these days without parental backing or the kind of career that's hard to come by in your 20s (and nevermind that you need nearly a week off to do the races now).

Triathlon (via Ironman) priced out newcomers (both in equipment and the death of local races), and the ageing of their core customers is a death knell for the sport's relevancy.

Make no mistake, it's not going to die out completely. It has been contracting, and will continue to contract, and will likely become a sport for rich old white men doing Ironman and local races in certain metro areas.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21568458)
IM killed the Syracuse 70.3 a couple of years ago.

Logistically, they moved it to somewhere else, just as Austin 70.3 got moved to Waco. The number of Ironman races isn't really going down yet, but the shorter local races are drying up (and reducing even here and in Boulder), and once the feeder series is gone, the big-time is in trouble.

Velo Vol 07-04-20 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568612)
Triathlon (via Ironman) priced out newcomers (both in equipment and the death of local races), and the ageing of their core customers is a death knell for the sport's relevancy.

What's the entry price for a triathlon/half triathlon these days?

WhyFi 07-04-20 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21568618)
... moved to Waco.

Speaking of summer and moving to Waco, my wife has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna, yadda yadda) and keeps saying that we should move to Waco. I've been constantly reminded her that a) Waco and b) she's been miserable with the low-90's temps that we've had recently and Waco isn't going to be any more comfortable for her.

LAJ 07-04-20 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568626)
Speaking of summer and moving to Waco, my wife has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna, yadda yadda) and keeps saying that we should move to Waco. I've been constantly reminded her that a) Waco and b) she's been miserable with the low-90's temps that we've had recently and Waco isn't going to be any more comfortable for her.

Wouldn't Waco be a dry heat?

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21568623)
What's the entry price for a triathlon/half triathlon these days?

Assuming you mean Ironman, I think a half is $375 and a full is $750. The kicker is then you have (often) the flight, the bike transport, minimum 5-night hotel stay, and so on. You're lucky to get out of the weekend for only $3k, and that's before the price of everything like the wetsuit and the P5X and the Roka Maverick Pro and Nike 4%s and so on. While you can compete (and do fairly well) on much lesser equipment (as I did for years), the gear-obsessive culture creates the impression that you're in for $10k or more to just do your local sprint. Then you see that you can roll out of bed and drive to a 5k/ 10k/ marathon/ CrossFit gym/ whatever, and you don't even have to pretend to learn how to swim.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21568626)
Speaking of summer and moving to Waco, my wife has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna, yadda yadda) and keeps saying that we should move to Waco. I've been constantly reminded her that a) Waco and b) she's been miserable with the low-90's temps that we've had recently and Waco isn't going to be any more comfortable for her.

Waco is ****. There are much better places in Texas I'd be happy to recommend.

datlas 07-04-20 09:25 AM

Had a good visit with the parents, now heading home. I am still going to try to get in an easy Z2 ride later despite high heat and humidity. Also gotta get another batch of sourdough ready to be baked tomorrow.

A safe and happy 4th to all who celebrate it.

Bah Humbug 07-04-20 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21568650)
Wouldn't Waco be a dry heat?

Ha ha no. It's not even close to "but it's a dry heat", at least not the way CO and AZ are. In CO I could do a race and put my old-school iPhone up the leg of my tri shorts after the race. I did that once in TX and bought myself a new phone.


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