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Help me find my dream job
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Hello to all you chainlinkers,I am writing looking for input and or advice from any of you that happen to be a personal trainer and or a triathlete or even a triathlete coach. I am considering a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Nov 2, 2012.

Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
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I did my first triathlon (super sprint) last year to see if triathlons are something I would enjoy and I am hooked.Last year I used my commuter single speed and it worked fine but this year I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Mar 31, 2011.

Snow tire clearance?
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Since I have been riding here in Chicago I have had a seperate winter bike until just receintly.I gave it to a friend in need who had his bike stolen.I now have limited room (because I moved) and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris B Oct 14, 2010.

What width tire should I go with?
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Hey all, just want to get a quick opinion...I have received a nice road bike as a gift from my mother. The thing belonged to my father (who is no longer with us) and the funny thing is I used to ride…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by martin t mika Mar 9, 2010.

 

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Joe Guzzardo replied to Grocky's discussion Help me find my dream job
"I got a NASM certification a few years ago. I checked at a few gyms beforehand and they all accepted NASM. I thought the study program was pretty good and the cost of the program was competitive with those offered by others. Study the materials they…"
Nov 2, 2012
Grocky replied to Grocky's discussion Help me find my dream job
"Thanks guys! I appriciate the tips. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks, John"
Nov 2, 2012
KevinM replied to Grocky's discussion Help me find my dream job
"Why don't you ask a cycling coach? Try vision quest."
Nov 1, 2012
Gene Tenner replied to Grocky's discussion Help me find my dream job
"USA Triathlon has a pageg devoted to this topic on their website at: http://www.usatriathlon.org/audience/coaching/become-a-coach.aspx Explore their site; it appears full of good information. Best of luck."
Nov 1, 2012
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Help me find my dream job

Hello to all you chainlinkers,I am writing looking for input and or advice from any of you that happen to be a personal trainer and or a triathlete or even a triathlete coach. I am considering a career change into the world of personal fitness.Moving to Chicago has changed my life for the better. I was instantly captivated by the bicycling community here. Inspired to ride I began a quest to live a greener and healthier life. Over the past 4 years i lost several pounds and had alot of fun doing…See More
Oct 31, 2012
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Oct 9, 2011
Christopher replied to Grocky's discussion Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
"A forward extended seat post a longer stem and aero bars will make your frame geometry similar to a Tri bike. What it will do it place your torso and your thighs in the right position to avoid knee pain, but your neck pain will increase like it does…"
Mar 31, 2011
Loren Bo replied to Grocky's discussion Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
"http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/bike-and-gear-features/revenge-nerds "ANY OTHER TRICKS OF THE TRADE YOU'D CARE TO SHARE? Cote: Most people don't realize that a nonaero helmet creates four times the drag of a nonaero wheelset. So…"
Mar 31, 2011
Jack replied to Grocky's discussion Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
"I have done an Olympic distance triathlon on a 1995 Aluminum Cannondale (In 2008) without any modifications towards a Tri bike.  That distance is perfectly fine to ride a regular road bike.  I would also argue that if you aren't going…"
Mar 29, 2011
Gecko replied to Grocky's discussion Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
"In my experience, I find the geometry of a tri bike or aerobars very uncomfortable.  I find that I can ride at a similar pace and be more comfortable (with better handling) in the drops on a regular road bike at most distances, which translates…"
Mar 28, 2011
Eric Stuck replied to Grocky's discussion Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?
"It's a dilemma I'm asked about pretty often.  If you truly are 'hooked', then I'd suggest start saving for a aero bike because it's only a matter of time before your first ironman/half ironman.  If you think…"
Mar 27, 2011
Grocky posted a discussion

Aerobike or convert a road bike for triathlon?

I did my first triathlon (super sprint) last year to see if triathlons are something I would enjoy and I am hooked.Last year I used my commuter single speed and it worked fine but this year I am training for my first olympic distance. I could either use my commuter again or my 1979 raleigh grand prix.I have been doing alot of research regarding aerobikes vs. a converted road bike. Basically I am not able to afford another bike especially an aerobike. I have determined through my research that…See More
Mar 27, 2011
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Nov 11, 2010
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Oct 15, 2010
Chris B replied to Grocky's discussion Snow tire clearance?
"I had schwalbe marathon winters last year and it was fine on most streets (26" mtb). They are 1.9" and pretty shallow treaded. If it was snowing heavily that day though, I'd get wobble around in the ruts on the bike lane (snow ruts…"
Oct 14, 2010
Grocky replied to Grocky's discussion Snow tire clearance?
"Thanks everyone for your input. This has been lots of good advice, and I really appriciate it. I'm not sure which direction I may go, but I am now armed with some good information to make a good decision. Thanks, Grocky"
Oct 13, 2010

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Track
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I ride for fun, exercise and transportation.

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