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Old August 13th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #41
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I vote for Bloomule, Kickstand, and Sol Goode to do a team triathlon You 3 can argue who does which event
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My post had no reference on your kids. It had to do with the defeatist attitude you have about being worthlessly fat and worthlessly old. If I ever sound like that big of a bitch id rather be dead.
It's called self deprecating humor. I'm overweight and over 50, but it doesn't really bother me. That's why I can make fun of it.

However, other people on this site need to keep up an image of awesomeness and can't take a joke. That gets tired. (not always you- keep yer ego in check, lol)

And as I've stated way too many times, I do this for my own amusement. All things considered, I'm happy with how things are going presently.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #43
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I vote for Bloomule, Kickstand, and Sol Goode to do a team triathlon You 3 can argue who does which event
Ohh, I want to do the running! As long as it's Taco Bell at the start, and the toilet at the finish, I stand a good chance!
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Old August 13th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #44
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It's called self deprecating humor. I'm overweight and over 50, but it doesn't really bother me. That's why I can make fun of it.

However, other people on this site need to keep up an image of awesomeness and can't take a joke. That gets tired. (not always you- keep yer ego in check, lol)

And as I've stated way too many times, I do this for my own amusement. All things considered, I'm happy with how things are going presently.
Well....your humor doesn't make me laugh. And I think its sad that at 50 you've pretty much decided its acceptable to use being old and fat as an excuse to be old and fat.

I'd rather be dead, true story. Life is too short not to live it.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #45
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Well....your humor doesn't make me laugh. And I think its sad that at 50 you've pretty much decided its acceptable to use being old and fat as an excuse to be old and fat.

I'd rather be dead, true story. Life is too short not to live it.
Wow you really told me. It's amazing how you can make that judgement without ever even seeing me in person.


I live my life quite fine thank you. Maybe I don't enjoy they same activities you do, but that's ok. I am able to do what I enjoy, am in good enough health to do what I want. The only thing my doctor tells me at my annual physical is I could stand to lose about 50 lbs, but I still can work circles around many of the skinny 20 somethings at the shop.

Right now, I am restoring the van I bought when I was 18 years old. I do that during the couple weekends a month when I'm not out traveling the country on my employer's dime, meeting interesting people and seeing sights I would not have expected to see when I was in my teens.

But go ahead, die if you want to. I will live my life.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #46
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odd the older i get the faster i see results. I used to be able to eat like a horse and do nothing and not get fat. Also was able to work my ass off and not change anything.

Now if i eat like a horse and not do anything i get a little fatter, and if i work i see some changes.
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Yep. Metabolism slowing down can be a drag. I've decided to get back on the horse and start losing some weight, I know it's not doing me any good even if it's not slowing me down.
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If you have not done a triathlon race or any race that requires greater physical action beyond chewing please exit this thread to your right in an orderly fashion. Thank you.
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Bye Scottie lol
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If you have not done a triathlon race or any race that requires greater physical action beyond chewing please exit this thread to your right in an orderly fashion. Thank you.
What's the time limit on this?

If it's more than 25 years ago I will go quietly.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #52
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wtf, i'm a 1% as far as physical activity is concerned on this site.
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Self gratification does not count!!!!
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I thought it was bi Scottie.
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So I was thinking that I've been a giant lazy ass for several years I am suddenly feeling motivated to get back into shape.

I currently own a low end mountain bike but I seldom go (once this year, zero last year) riding. Partially because I have no one to go with, but more so because it involves loading up the bike and driving for 25 minutes to get to the trail.

I have been thinking to myself for the past few weeks that I need to get active again, and had been toying with the idea of trying a triathlon. A couple of days ago I mentioned something to my wife about it and she pretty much laughed at me saying "haha, why don't you just try a 5k first..." Well I don't particularly like running on its own, but if you add swimming and a bike ride into it you might be able to trick me long enough to do it... Besides now I have to do it just to make her eat her words.

So the next day I went on a 7 mile bike ride on my MTB which was a good workout, but I felt like I wasn't going anywhere, busting my ass to average 13 MPH ( I do have clipless pedals which helps). I felt good, and it seems like something I can get into expecially since I live in an area with GREAT road bike routes just out of my driveway.

So fast forward to today. I stop at a local bike shop to look into road bikes... Holy crap they are expensive. I rode a fuji and a cannondale an I liked the fuji much better. The Fuji was a full carbon (all tiagra components) vs the carbon fork cannondale (all sora) and retailed for $1399 but I could get it for $1000. Seems like a good deal, rode like butter compared to the cannondale, but compared to my $400 MTB its a large investment. My fear is I am getting too good a bike for my first road bike, but on the other hand, I don't want to get something I'm going to hate especially if I ever get up to 50-75 miles per week.

So long story short, I'm going to get rid of my MTB I don't use, selling my reloading press and a honda elite I have to get into a road bike (Yes I'm a cheap ass and I would like to do very little out of pocket). It just seems like its a lot of cash for something I can't ride 3-4 months out of the year.

Has anyone been down this road before? Any tips as I start along this journey?

I should add that the used bike market is like the jeep market and everyone thinks their junk is made of gold....

Recommendation: Cyclocross bike

My first bike I spent 1500 on a used bike (try to force my self to use it) 18mos later I own 4 bikes. (Carbon Road, Alum Cyclo, Alum Track SS, Alum Hardtail MTB) if you keep the MTB there are tons of places in and near GR to MTB Yankee, Cannonsburg, and the new Merrell Trails..

Cyclocross season starts in September and Kisscross does a decent series over the next couple months. Im currently selling my Cyclocross (Jamis Nova Pro) bike to move to a Scott frame if you are interested it is a 56 (I'm 6'1 and 32" inseam) Im asking 1k for it w/ the stock wheelset and 1200$ w/ the Mavics currently on it. Check out some videos on YouTube for cross videos its basically like bouncing off your hearts redline for 30/45/60mins ..
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We picked up a Fuji for my wife a couple years ago, full carbon, and test rode it against several other bikes/ manufacturers. The Fuji carbon definitely rode smoother, and was stiff enough to still transfer power good. As for holding up, she typically rides 30-50 miles an evening, sometimes seven days a week. She's worn out several sets of tires and just replaced the chain and rear cassette. There's somewhere between 10-15,000 miles on the bike right now, and it looks and rides like brand new.
Oh, not that it matters, but she turned 51 this year.
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We picked up a Fuji for my wife a couple years ago, full carbon, and test rode it against several other bikes/ manufacturers. The Fuji carbon definitely rode smoother, and was stiff enough to still transfer power good. As for holding up, she typically rides 30-50 miles an evening, sometimes seven days a week. She's worn out several sets of tires and just replaced the chain and rear cassette. There's somewhere between 10-15,000 miles on the bike right now, and it looks and rides like brand new.
Oh, not that it matters, but she turned 51 this year.
That's awesome
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How the f' does she have the time?
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