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Hi,

My name is JC Boyken I am 22 years old. I am studying engineering at WVU and I started triathlon sometime earlier this year as a slow progression from pure running. Right now I am still training on a borrowed bike and soon I will be getting a new bike. I have many questions about triathlon mostly bikes and bike fit but I wanted to introduce myself before I started asking questions. Thanks in advance to all.
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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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Welcome! We'll get you all sorted out on a proper bike. :)
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Re: New to the Forum [trail] [ In reply to ]
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This will only hurt for a moment.

/pink maybe.
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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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Use the Search function. It will provide hours of really good info on a lot of topics. But if you don't see what you're looking for, ask away.
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Re: New to the Forum [mbiemer] [ In reply to ]
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mbiemer wrote:
Use the Search function. It will provide hours of really good info on a lot of topics. But if you don't see what you're looking for, ask away.

That’s hilarious! The search function? On this site?

You’ll use it, not find what you are looking for cuz it’s old, not relevant, or 20 people give 30 conflicting answers, so you’ll just ask anyway.

But before the op delves too deep, just know that your seat is too high, disk brakes are evil, and you are required to make at least one post containing the word “Lionel” per day,

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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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For bike fit information, start with the articles on the right of this page.
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Re: New to the Forum [gaukler] [ In reply to ]
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gaukler wrote:
For bike fit information, start with the articles on the right of this page.

You're seat is too high...
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Re: New to the Forum [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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Forgot to abide by the rules. Lionel says use the search function.
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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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Also a new kid on the block, but if I can give you a advise: apply "Watch thread" if you like one, instead of bookmarking. You'll get a e-mail when there's an update and you have a handy overview list on this forum.

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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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You should also learn how to swim. You'd be surprised as to how many triathletes overlook that simple fact.






Take a short break from ST and read my blog:
http://tri-banter.blogspot.com/
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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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I'm pretty new to the forum also. I "found" it exactly 3 hours AFTER I spent 7k on a new TT bike. Let the second guessing begin!

Actually I wouldn't change much about my equipment decisions so it was nice to get a confirmation. But here are the highlights of what I have found useful:
  • All the bike fit articles are a must read before you pay big bucks for a bike fit. Be an educated customer.
  • The "Post your average power" thread is an interesting window into how other athletes are doing with what they have to work with.
  • Race day details and equipment choices for different situations. Learn from others.
  • The Trek Speed Concept owners thread - if you're a Trek guy.

And of course hanging around a bunch of self centered obsessive athletes is always fun too!

"Aquabike is a swim then sleep session on aerobars ...."
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Re: New to the Forum [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
This will only hurt for a moment.

/pink maybe.

Fresh meat for the grinder! We'll get him as jaded and cynical as the rest of us in short order.

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Re: New to the Forum [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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JasoninHalifax wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
This will only hurt for a moment.

/pink maybe.

Fresh meat for the grinder! We'll get him as jaded and cynical as the rest of us in short order.

Let's play how fast can we get him to block us😁
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Re: New to the Forum [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Fishbum wrote:
JasoninHalifax wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
This will only hurt for a moment.

/pink maybe.

Fresh meat for the grinder! We'll get him as jaded and cynical as the rest of us in short order.

Let's play how fast can we get him to block us😁

He's at WVU. How many West Virginia jokes do you know?

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Re: New to the Forum [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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JasoninHalifax wrote:

He's at WVU. How many West Virginia jokes do you know?

Probably not as many as he does. Assuming he has teeth.
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Re: New to the Forum [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
JasoninHalifax wrote:

He's at WVU. How many West Virginia jokes do you know?

Probably not as many as he does. Assuming he has teeth.

I'm assuming you mean tooth
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Re: New to the Forum [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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You misspelled toof.
Last edited by: Tom_hampton: Dec 12, 18 6:02
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Re: New to the Forum [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
You misspelled toof.


Hahaha. That's great!
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Re: New to the Forum [jcboyken] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks to everyone for the advice! I am a Lionel fan and I will definitely be checking out the bike fit articles as well as searching through the old threads.
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Re: New to the Forum [Fuller] [ In reply to ]
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And of course hanging around a bunch of other self centered obsessive athletes is always fun too!



You left off the word "other". Since you're on this site, you must be one of us. Also, Lionel says to swim more.

I'm closer to the feathered end of the spear than the point.
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