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Look Who The Cat Hauled In!!!BigLeadOutGuy
May 9, 2002 1:33 PM
Hey everyone!
I havent been posting in forever! Between working and training i havent had time for anything. I wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone....How is everyones training and racing going?
Mine is pretty ok....I took off the past 2 weeks to get some serious base miles in and I am going to get back racing this week...Im planning to goto the national time trials in TN during july...hopefully I will do pretty ok...Been training my tail off and its going pretty well....I just gotta get a nicey nice TT bike. Anyone have any ideas? I was either thinking about the USPS TT bike, I have a 5500 now and I absolutly love it, or maybe a cervelo.

I hope everyone is well =)
re: Look Who The Cat Hauled In!!!flyinbowlofmilk
May 9, 2002 4:15 PM
I would go for the USPS TT bike. I just started traing for my 1st road race next weekend. But I wish you good luck at the National Time Trials in TN. Hopefully I will not get blown out by the Jr's,and the rest of the Cat 5 riders. But seriously I think I am going to get prepared for the State Games of N.C. near the end of June. Other than that I am getting my training back on track. I hope you enjoyed the E-photocard I sent you. Working or the Speed-endurance and other things. As far as racing concerns,I am still learning the ropes.
TT bikeDougSloan
May 10, 2002 5:32 AM
I think the USPS frame alone costs more than a complete Dura Ace Cervelo P3 with Zipp 909 wheelset, and I doubt it's any more aero.

I think it's fairly well recognized that the P3 is about as aero as it gets these days.

What size do you need?
TT bikeBigLeadOutGuy
May 10, 2002 5:54 AM
Id need a frame size of around 60ish. My road bikes are anywhere from 60-64. I think Id rather have my TT bike a little smaller though it feels more comfortable for me.
TT bikeJon Billheimer
May 10, 2002 6:12 AM
Hey BLG,

Best of luck at the nationals!!! I'd go with the Cervelo for two reasons: price and aerodynamics. Trek can't touch them on either point. Also, you'll get much better tech support from Cervelo, if you need it. PUSH THE BIG GEAR!
Cervelo P2KBipedZed
May 10, 2002 6:34 AM
Definitely get the Cervelo, especially for your size. The Trek TT bike is basically made for Armstrong and it only comes in one size as they only made one size mold it appears. Minimal adjustment is possible through the seat shims (no adjustable seatpost).

The Cervelo P2K is where you'll get the most bang for your buck. Some places are blowing out last year's models so check that out.

Going to Nationals is an awesome experience, I went to US Cross Nats last year and it is a blast to be at that caliber of an event.
re: Look Who The Cat Hauled In!!!brider
May 10, 2002 7:05 AM
I did the nats TT twice when it was in Seattle. Quite the experience. THe first time, eventual winner Clay Mosely passed me about 4 miles into it like I was standing still. We did a double out-and-back (three turn-arounds, I sucked) on the I-5 Express Lanes. Not my best racing experience by a long shot. It was cool to see Bostisaurus and Rebecca Twigg there. Shaklee pretty much swept the event. The second time, I didn't have any of the heavies near me on start time, so I didn't see any of them riding. One guy I saw there had an old carbon-tube-bonded-to-aluminum-lugs frame with a huge mass of nylon packing tape at the head tube. I asked him about it, and he said the top tube had come disbonded, so he just used the tape to hold it together! Holy crap! That was one of the funniest things I've seen at a race. Anyway, have a good time, and let us know how things go.
Thanks Ya!BigLeadOutGuy
May 11, 2002 9:05 AM
Hey everyone!
Thanks for the support and all the input. I think I am going to go with a cervelo. For the price of the trek frame I could probably build 2 whole cervelos bikes! hahaha
Ill keep everyone informed!
thanks again everyone!!!!!
stay stoked