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2014-04-06 4:49 PM
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Sorry to intrude in your group, but thought you guys should know that McFuzz is having outpatient surgery tomorrow so your prayers would be appreciated.



2014-04-06 6:52 PM
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Originally posted by BAMBAM66

Sorry to intrude in your group, but thought you guys should know that McFuzz is having outpatient surgery tomorrow so your prayers would be appreciated.

Not tomorrow, but the 14th.

2014-04-07 8:13 AM
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Originally posted by BAMBAM66

Sorry to intrude in your group, but thought you guys should know that McFuzz is having outpatient surgery tomorrow so your prayers would be appreciated.

Not tomorrow, but the 14th.




thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Mike
2014-04-07 8:17 AM
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Originally posted by Mr10670

Well, after a lot research and and waffling back and forth; I think I am ready to make a bike purchase. A LBS here in town is having what they call their spring tent sale and everything is 10% off. They have a Trek 1.5 2013 model on closeout, and I will buy if its still there after work. If not I will have them order me a Felt Z95. The Trek has the better shifters, but the Felt is good also, I don't think I will notice the difference other than the Trek has 2 more gears.
It is much more than I originally wanted to spend, but the benefits of buying from a LBS are far better. This shop will give free wheel truing and tuneups for as long as I own the bike; a far better deal than buying a bike from Wal-mart or online. I have co workers who have recommended buying from an LBS, and a co worker who has bought from this particular shop. A co worker has pedals he will give me, so I will get a bike, helmet and a toolkit. Anyone recommend anything else that I should also get? Thanks and I'll post pics when I actually get it! Have a great weekend!

Mike


what did you get in the end Mike, I have the Trek 1.5 and love it.
2014-04-07 8:18 AM
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Againn me and my foolishess not to get in bed in time has caused me to do almost nothing this week. My biggest problem isn't training for a triathlon, it's actually going to bed early.




that's easily remedied !!
2014-04-07 8:20 AM
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I just registered for my first race! May 24th will be here before I know it. Hopefully I will actually be able to train outdoors before then! We got 3 inches of snow Saturday night but tomorrow it is supposed to reach 60. I am going to try to run outside tomorrow morning which will be the first time since October I think. The bike is where I really need to get some time outdoors. A real bike is so different than a stationary bike so I need the time training there for sure. I will admit to being excited and totally nervous about registering for my first race. I made myself sign-up so I can't talk myself out of it before then! Once I commit the money, I won't back out!




great job ann, get the money in and the training cranked up


2014-04-07 8:31 AM
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Subject: RE: McFuzz's New Athlete Group (CLOSED)
OK all,

We've reached the end of our "Official" mentor group, but there is no reason the group cannot continue.

What has gone well?

training is still cracking on and the weight loss is going very steady, my bike and running pace is getting faster.
I am now doing parkrun (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/maldonprom/) consistently with all my family and my baby girl (6 yrs old) did 33:20 for the 5k at the weekend.


What would you do differently?

I have stopped with all the gels and sugar and moved onto a more fat burning strategy.

Have you committed to any races?

currently commited to lots of races plus runs and a marathon all in my diary

What do you want to do differently to be ready on race day?

I don't know until I have a race day to be able to compare.

2014-04-10 10:56 AM
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Hi All,

resurfacing here! I have definitely been in a funk lately- I think the weather warming up, has strangely enough, got me down. Probably due to the fact that everything looks muddy and drab in early spring. I only ran 2 X last week, and today was my first run this week! I felt pretty good, and it was nice to run in sun and not on ice or snow. Hopefully I'm coming out of it! I'm planning on getting the new bike DH made me out on the road this weekend, unless starts swapping parts again. I knew this would happen- when he finished Frankenbike, he had enough leftover part for another bike, so he started to rebuild his. He's not really a gadget collecting kind of guy, but every other day there is a new tool or part delivered! I think he is enjoying himself and for once I'm not the only getting packages. Mine are always yarn or fiber.

My first race is June 1st- half marathon. I signed up for it back in December. Then I'm planning my first sprint at the end of June, but haven't signed up yet.
2014-04-14 8:53 AM
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I ended up getting a Felt Z95. It has 18 gears, Shimano Sora shifters and derailluers and a more upright riding position like the Trek1.5. The bike shop had a Trek 1.5 and I thought about it, but had my heart set on a Felt. Now just waiting on a chance to go riding (I am out of town the next 2 weekends).
2014-04-15 12:05 PM
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I think you'll like that bike.  

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