does anyone like a triathelete?

does anyone like a triathelete?

Post by Mike Westo » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?

Well....they are sure going to feel like mountains June 5 at Clermont.

Mike "this bike must have one more gear" in St. Pete.

 Now if we only had some good mountains to play with...

Quote:
>Al Kormesser

 
 
 

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Post by Kahuna36 » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

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>As an ex-roadie myself, I can tell you that roadies are notorious bike
>snobs.  They really look down on "inferior" equipment (and cyclists), and
>it appears that they regard mountain bikes this way.  

I don't know how it is in other parts of the country but down here in south
Florida the road bike/MTB line has long since been erased. A lot of good, no
make that professional, road cyclists do quite a bit of offroad racing with a
great deal of success. And for good reason. It's different. it's fun and it's a
heck of a good workout... There are only a few die hard "pure roadies" out
there any more. Now if we only had some good mountains to play with...
Al Kormesser

 
 
 

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Post by Jimmy Streble » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

Any relation to Lori?

Quote:

>Mountain bikers = bad.  Can you believe some don't even shave their legs
>(neither do I :-) and they keep crashing into trees.

Oh so true.  Mountain bikes are to road bikes what snowboards are to
downhill skiing... hmmm... I should get a mountain bike.

Quote:
>Roadies also don't like
>trackies ('cos they're thick and they crash lots).

Hahaaa!  Yeah, but the poor sots have no brakes or gears!

Great post, David!

 
 
 

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Post by SGaleho8 » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

While I've met some serious roadies that are as nice as it gets it has been my
experience that many of them look down on triathletes. I find it kind of
humorous but I do accept the fact that the nature of the sport breeds that
attitude.                                                                      
  It's not just triathletes that they seem to disdain but any endurance athlete
who's not a serious roadie. They seem to feel that theirs is the only sport
worth doing and I think that's why ex cyclists are a much lower percentage of
triathletes than ex runners and swimmers.
  Scott

 
 
 

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Post by David Bowde » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

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> Any relation to Lori?

  Lets see, can't swim, bike (usually) well, run like a train [ ie once I get
my mass trundling along I don't tend to slow down much when I hit things (like
the first time I went ski-ing and didn't know how to stop - just aim for the
nearest little girl)], hmm seems to be some sort of resemblance there.  Sadly
my Canadian heritage is on my mum's (mom's) side and I am not aware of any
direct link.

 Guess who I support for every race she does though .
I'm just glad I'll be to old (and in the wrong country) to face any
Reid-Bowden progeny, the Molina-Baker one (Miguel) could be a bit more of a problem.

        Thanks Jimmy

 -  David (Lori's got to win Hawaii this year) Bowden

 
 
 

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Post by Iron Pe » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

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>Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?

Hmmm...that must be the long line of overpasses over I95, right?

 ;-)

Iron Pete "still feeling the overpass from the cycling course at GCT last year"
Priolo

 
 
 

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Post by Mild Thin » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

In article <Pine.PMDF.3.96.990517130101.950012605B-


Quote:
>   Greetings all,
>   I think every sport has its retro factor. Cycling is full of folks
who
> think bikes should be lugged steel with d/t shifter and riders should
wear
> wool shorts. There are probably hockey fans who think the helmet is a
> useless piece of equipment, etc. Tri events sometimes require that
suits
> not be worn if racers are competing for prizes. I think these are
> generally sprint events. I don't think there is any real rivalry
between
> swimmers and tris. I think most of us came from a AAU/USS/USA swimming
> background, or running. Interesting thought though. My thoughts, if
> someone wants to do a tri in a wool one piece swim suit, ride a bike
with
> down tube shifters and brake cable sprouting into the wind and run
> barefoot, more power to them! They'll probably get their suffering
self
> phographed for a magazine?
>  thanks, Jon

OK, where do I get the one-piece wool swim suit? I have everything else.

Andy A

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Post by Brian Wagne » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

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> >Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?

> Hmmm...that must be the long line of overpasses over I95, right?

The officially listed highest peak in Florida is the man made mountain
for the Thunder Railroad at Disney World.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tenne » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

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>>Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?

>Hmmm...that must be the long line of overpasses over I95, right?

> ;-)

I-95 doesn't got through central Florida, Pete.  That's the Florida.
Turnpike.  <g>

The hills around Clermont have fooled a few of our northern friends
who have come down thinking fast and flat. They're not that big, but
they can mess your mind up if you're not expecting anything.

Quote:

>Iron Pete "still feeling the overpass from the cycling course at GCT last year"
>Priolo

You ought to try finding a hill on coastal Georgia...  We have to use
large road kills.

Mike "or gators" Tennent
"IronPenguin"
Ironman Canada '98
16:17:03

 
 
 

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Post by Wade Blomgr » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

: >
: > >Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?
: >
: > Hmmm...that must be the long line of overpasses over I95, right?
: >

: The officially listed highest peak in Florida is the man made mountain
: for the Thunder Railroad at Disney World.

That's a splendid urban legend, but incorrect.  The "official" Florida high
point is Britton Hill at 345 feet:

http://www.highpointers.com/stateinfo/fl.shtml

"Red Stone Mountain", part of Disneyworld Florida's Big Thunder Mountain
ride in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom theme park is 179 feet high and
on top of that the average elevation in the Orlando area is 106 feet above
sea level.  I suppose that the Magic Kingdom ground level could be 60+
feet above greater Orlando, pushing the fiberglass peak of the attraction
above 345, but I can't find any indication of that...and I defy you to
ride your bike up Red Stone Mountain, or climb it without getting
arrested :-).

There are however plenty of buildings in Florida taller than 345 feet...

Wade

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Westo » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>You ought to try finding a hill on coastal Georgia...  We have to use
>large road kills.

>Mike "or gators" Tennent
>"IronPenguin"
>Ironman Canada '98
>16:17:03

Whooo - don't go flat half way up!!!!  Where do you run hill repeats?  We
have to use parking garages here in St. Pete.
 
 
 

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Post by bolt » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00

Here on the MS coast I ride and run between the overpasses.   It actually
prepares me pretty well for anything but Birmingham(ugh).  The ocean for the
hills...I'll take that trade any day!

see ya...........bolt



Quote:

>>You ought to try finding a hill on coastal Georgia...  We have to use
>>large road kills.

>>Mike "or gators" Tennent
>>"IronPenguin"
>>Ironman Canada '98
>>16:17:03

>Whooo - don't go flat half way up!!!!  Where do you run hill repeats?  We
>have to use parking garages here in St. Pete.