Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Slowman last won the day on September 26 2016

Slowman had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

250 Excellent

About Slowman

  • Rank
    Transitions Legend!
  • Birthday 17/10/1958

Contact Methods

Profile Information

  • Interests
    Copyright, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets

Previous Fields

  • Year of first Tri race?

Recent Profile Visitors

825 profile views
  1. My place of birth... so long ago 😂
  2. Luis also came through - wonder if he used your link Nealo.
  3. Yeah she has her finisher's certificates but thanks Foz for checking. I'll check out this Luis Lopez.
  4. That's funny, brought down the scooter and pillion passenger is laid out on the deck! Not so funny now eh dickhead? 😃
  5. Thanks Slowlane... Foz, 2002?
  6. often the first sign is when braking you can hear a ticking noise - it's a tiny hole somewhere. Another way is when a flat blows the side of the rim off! Happened to a guy in our bunch once. That is when you hear a "tic tic tic" when braking - time for a new rim. I have built plenty of wheels with alloy nipples and never had any problems - on MTB wheels as well that suffer much more abuse than a road wheel. And let me tell you they are not cheaper to buy than brass nipples. They will save you around 60g on the rim.
  7. Wow, Taitung? Never would have believed they could run one there. Been there a few times as there is quite good surf in the area and hot springs up the hills in the hinterland. As Steve says English can be a bit of a problem in the regional areas of Taiwan but young people usually speak some as they all learn it in school but unless they move to the city and use it, it's not that good. Generally the roads in Taiwan are pretty good, again until you get into the remote areas and mountain tops. I can't add much having never done the race, or even seen it. I can tell you the food and the beer are good!
  8. Thanks Foz, Sacha Fulton, she was after her splits
  9. Thanks Shrek actually not for me... I did 12:05 in 2002
  10. Does anyone have their results booklet from 2002 and 2003 IMA still?
  11. You must have been riding one of those early Scott foils. Carbon can be engineered to be stiff enough to rattle your fillings out or with lots of compliance like the Specialized Roubaix model. That's the beauty of carbon it provides all kinds of options for frame design and shape that are much harder to achieve with metals.
  12. Yes falls can happen anyway but they happen less often at the front. As Alex points out, doped or not, the strongest are up there and they are in control and alert, not shagged and just hanging on. As well the further back you go you get more of a "stretching and contracting" reaction (Liggitism/Sherwinism: the concertina effect) to variations in speed and this is when tired individuals can get caught overlapping wheels. If your front wheel gets into an overlapping situation and the guy in front moves sideways he'll take your wheel out. This is why the strongest teams always kept their leaders near the front to minimise the chance of being caught up in a crash.
  13. They didn't. USADA did. Yes unfortunately until we have all free legal services (utopia) those with the biggest bank roll can win in certain situations. Or maybe they are saving their resources for a bigger battle in order to win the war?
  • Create New...