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Old 02-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #1021
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Get that tri-bike out of here.

the S-Works Tarmac can stay. That Tarmac is almost 4lb lighter than my steed, holy ****.
If I get rid of the tri-bike what will I race in triathlons?
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Tri-bikes are ugly and dumb
My point exactly.
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If I get rid of the tri-bike what will I race in triathlons?
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:04 PM   #1024
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #1025
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I just told you why. It's more than "just a bunch of pipes welded together". You already told us that you receive no satisfaction from cycling, we know you won't get it. Both art and emotion are embodied by the bicycle, you fail to appreciate it.

Bicycles can take you here:

and here:

You can go there in a car, but the experienced is sanitized because an engine does the work rather than the body. I've learned that bicycles can give me an appreciation for geography and geology that a car can't.

I'd like to add that in remote (20km in one way, Grizzly Bear country, knee deep stream crossings, big sharp rocks) that an ATV or Dirtbike (my #1 choice) can take you to places that a bicycle won't because the terrain is too difficult and the distance too far to reasonably do. While its a bit of a cheat to do compared to cycling when you first try a dirt bike, I have learned to appreciate what both knobby tired machines can do. I have raced MTB and still ride MTB but getting way out there really remote is more fun on a bike for me right now. I mean pointing to a Rocky Mountains peak way way out there and getting there and back before dark is now possible where as it would be a huge bike-hike 2 day overnight death march. On the flip side getting out for lunch at work on the MTB for an hour is like heaven. It makes the whole day better to get into the woods and slip through the singletrack. Smell the trees and leaves and just absorb it. Then zip back and sit in your chair still sweating and it's like you just had a secret meeting with nature and it just gave you a pat on the back for appreciating it.



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Old 02-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #1026
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Disagree. You your water resides on the out side of your frame, in the wind, slowing you down, while my water is on the inside of the frame or filling the gap between my arms and actually making me faster. Also, where is my back brake? You can't see it and neither can the wind.

And I agree it's crazy ugly. But it's beautiful to ride. It could use a better power source though.
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Every Tri-bike ever made:
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Aw, man, cold. That's just cold.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #1028
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Aw, man, cold. That's just cold.
I dont see it that way, the caterham is tied with lotus for most creative reading of the new nose rule. They're both better than the ***** noses and the platypus.
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The internal water bladder is pretty sweet, even if it is the single biggest rules violation I've ever seen in my life. I would like to try a Shiv out someday, but I suspect the paper bag I would insist on wearing over my head would impair my performance slightly
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It is a TT bike so you tend to ride it by yourself. If you're worried about what people in cars will think about you...well they think you're gay already for riding a bike.
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It is a TT bike so you tend to ride it by yourself. If you're worried about what people in cars will think about you...well they think you're gay already for riding a bike.
Right, but when you ride a tribike, people on bikes think you're gay too.

Redeem yourself by telling us more about the Tarmac.
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And it only a rules violation if you are racing a UCI event. I have never raced one. Even at the state TTT we had a guy on a Kestral with no seat tube. Nobody cared.
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..I would like to try a Shiv out someday, but I suspect the paper bag I would insist on wearing over my head would impair my performance slightly
If you like going fast, the over the top visual goofiness that is a human on a time trial bike (alien helmet, head to toe skin tight lycra), is quickly offset by the absolute marvel of eerily effortless 24mph cruising at 240watts and those mind bending trips to 33mph for a mile or so. You get off the bike shaking your head..Goddamn this thing is fast.

I managed to win a few TT titles as an amateur, team and solo. Excruciatingly painful and fantastic all at once. This geek likes going fast.
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What Emilio said. Also there is nothing better than the sound of a disc wheel with 140psi on a smooth road. Unless the sound is coming from your minute man's disc wheel!
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What Emilio said. Also there is nothing better than the sound of a disc wheel with 140psi on a smooth road. Unless the sound is coming from your minute man's disc wheel!
I forgot about the sound. Yah, your metronomic breathing in 6-7 liter gulps and the deep hollow sound of the rear disc and pavement textures that buzzes up through the bars..whoop whoop whoop.

It's odd how context specific the hardware is. On a weekday evening training ride, you feel a bit weird and hope your neighbors don't stare. On race day with the announcer blaring over the PA, chatter amongst racers, rolling towards the start house after a one hour warm up, ready to churn out 1hp for about 55 minutes averaging about 30mph.. you feel like (and are) a finely tuned human weapon. Totally badass.
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Well, I was closer to 25 mph for 60 mins but the rest if it rings true for me :-) Ah the glory days.
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marvel of eerily effortless 24mph cruising at 240watts and those mind bending trips to 33mph for a mile or so. You get off the bike shaking your head..Goddamn this thing is fast.
Really? I never knew. That almost makes riding such an ugly machine worth the caloric expenditure.
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Mini-P went to the pain cave to atone for his sin of riding a tri-bike.
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Madone 7 series H1 is a race frame, Domane is the endurance bike.

Latest power test 395w for 20min. Working on getting that on the tt bike.
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