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Old 05-30-2009, 05:06 PM   #10966
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maybe you shouldn't ride triathalons?

Why do you hate mankinis?
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:13 PM   #10967
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maybe you shouldn't ride triathalons?
I have had this thought before.

and

triathlon.

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Old 05-30-2009, 06:15 PM   #10968
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Why do you hate mankinis?


Yoopers must do it differently.

No slingshots for me, mister.

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:45 AM   #10969
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Whatcha selling?!

OH, you mean PEDAL!

Gotcha.



To answer the question: always go out into the headwind. That way, you get the workout in while yer fresh. This is especially important in the winter.

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DAMN IT!!! I MEANT PEDAL!!!!

I only have really one safe route for road bike riding, because it has the paved shoulder outside the rumble strips on the higway. I have to ride 10 miles to get to a paved county road, so I always leave to the north and return from the south, so my ride is usually the same. This time the north wind was only about 15 - 20 mph, but it just was kicking my butt. It doesn't help that I am 6'3" and about 235. I am still working on the losing weight thing and it is coming off slowly in inches, but my weight is staying that same, so that is the muscle which is good for me also.

I tried staying down in the drops and I even used the clip-on aero bars, but it seemed like I was pulling a kite behind me and I was at times pulling two or three of them while even going down hill.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:23 AM   #10970
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DAMN IT!!! I MEANT PEDAL!!!!

I only have really one safe route for road bike riding, because it has the paved shoulder outside the rumble strips on the higway. I have to ride 10 miles to get to a paved county road, so I always leave to the north and return from the south, so my ride is usually the same.

Same situation here. When I leave the house, my choices are to hit the state highway with lots of truck traffic, 55mph speed limit and no shoulders or go the other way, which is about 2 miles of gradual down hill that puts me out in the farmlands where road riding isn't a guaranteed death sentence. So, that means every ride ends with a 2 mile up hill ride to the house.
Thankfully, my ride home is to the south, and there is rarely, if ever a wind in my face situation to deal with.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:03 PM   #10971
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Who was that out on Rte 2 heading east this afternoon on a GS (650-1200-couldn't tell) with a Seven strapped to the back? I was the guy in the red Jetta with the Duo on the roof, heading back from a rained out weekend at the Kingdom Trails. Looked like a cool set up!
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:38 PM   #10972
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Every 'cross season, one of my teammates threatens to get a full body skin suit. I always counter with the threat of a team mankini for our local triathlon. So far, we've both been sitting poised on the edge of armageddon, neither of us willing to pull the trigger.


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Yoopers must do it differently.

No slingshots for me, mister.

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:43 PM   #10973
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Every 'cross season, one of my teammates threatens to get a full body skin suit. I always counter with the threat of a team mankini for our local triathlon. So far, we've both been sitting poised on the edge of armageddon, neither of us willing to pull the trigger.
Skinsuits aren't bad unless you look like this dood




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Old 05-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #10974
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Skinsuits aren't bad unless you look like this dood




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mankinis aren't that bad, unless you look like these dudes...






come to think of it, mankinis are bad, period.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #10975
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Skinsuits aren't bad unless....
....Askel is nearby, threatening to don a mankini in retaliation.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:49 PM   #10976
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....Askel is nearby, threatening to don a mankini in retaliation.
Good thing no one has a pic of me in a skinsuit standing around :phew

As for the mankini... Could be worse! You could be the fat Askel puttin it on!

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:51 PM   #10977
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Who was that out on Rte 2 heading east this afternoon on a GS (650-1200-couldn't tell) with a Seven strapped to the back? I was the guy in the red Jetta with the Duo on the roof, heading back from a rained out weekend at the Kingdom Trails. Looked like a cool set up!
Too bad about getting rained out at KT. Other the thunderstorm late today, it was nice in Boston this weekend. I got out to the Fells early in the afternoon, my first time there in like a month and my first MTB ride in a couple of weeks. It's depressing how quickly you lose cardio fitness...

I'm probably heading up to KT next weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed for good weather.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:52 PM   #10978
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it's obvious that all of you are really wanting to get into your own mankinis-go for it free your inner selves. Just keep the pics to yourselves please
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:48 PM   #10979
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I apologize if this has been seen before. (gosh this thread grew) It's a winter Alaska riding blog.

http://arcticglass.blogspot.com:80/


Whoa, this is random.

I was just looking around at some of the older posts in this thread, and happened to come across the post above and click through to the linked blog. I looked at some of the postings and realized: I met the woman who writes it, a few weeks ago. I was mountain biking near the Kokopelli Trailhead, just outside Fruita, Colorado. (The Kokopelli Trail is a 140 mile off-pavement route connecting Fruita to Moab.)

While I was grinding up a fire road to get to another loop of singletrack, I passed a woman on a blue Karate Monkey, heavily loaded with gear. I stopped to enjoy the view for a while and this woman caught up to me and asked asked if I knew which way the Kokopelli Trail went. Somehow I didn't get the feel that she'd spent much time in the desert -- she was pretty pale, for example. And I didn't see anyplace where she could have stowed more than a gallon or two of water. I sort of felt like asking her: "Are you sure you know what you're getting into?" But I kept that thought to myself and told her what little I knew about the trail's route.

Anyways, it sounds like she survived the ride, though she did have some water difficulties. Here's her posting on it:

http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/2009...l-by-fire.html
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:52 PM   #10980
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... Just keep the pics to yourselves please
Cool! I'll post some up later!





So what are these "skin suits" y'all are on about?

I've got my tri shorts that are bike shorts with a thinner chamois so

The tri singlet is basically a sleeveless bike jersey so

Wetsuit is, well, a wetsuit. Again,

Just what kind of monkey business are y'all into???

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