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Old July 19th 03, 07:33 PM
Rivermist
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They spend tons of money making their bike as aero as they can, and spend
time in wind tunnels getting just the right position on the bike.

It seems like they could spend $12 for some kind of aero-drink system
instead of reaching down and grabbing a bottle.

Are they illegal or something?


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Old July 20th 03, 12:36 AM
Fabrizio Mazzoleni
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Rivermist wrote in message ...

It seems like they could spend $12 for some kind of aero-drink system
instead of reaching down and grabbing a bottle.


Please, we are pro roadies, we sure in the heck don't
want to start looking like tri-geeks and other FREDS.



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Old July 20th 03, 05:22 AM
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John Cobb, aerodynamics guru (and consultant to Lance Armstrong) has done
wind tunnel tests showing that bottles mounted traditionally on the down
tube are more aerodynamic than bottles mounted behind the seat and even
more aero than no bottles at all. Of course as Lance has demonstrated in
the last ITT of the current Tour, drinking enough water is faster than not.

http://www.analyticcycling.com/RiderAeroStudy.html




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They spend tons of money making their bike as aero as they can, and spend
time in wind tunnels getting just the right position on the bike.

It seems like they could spend $12 for some kind of aero-drink system
instead of reaching down and grabbing a bottle.

Are they illegal or something?




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Old July 20th 03, 09:25 PM
Rivermist
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Default TDF Time Trials and water bottles...

and how did you do in your last time trial?

"Fabrizio Mazzoleni" wrote in message
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Rivermist wrote in message ...

It seems like they could spend $12 for some kind of aero-drink system
instead of reaching down and grabbing a bottle.


Please, we are pro roadies, we sure in the heck don't
want to start looking like tri-geeks and other FREDS.





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Old July 21st 03, 01:44 AM
Fabrizio Mazzoleni
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Rivermist wrote in message ...
and how did you do in your last time trial?

Any TT under 20 km does not require water, you're
riding flat out.

Anything over that then use a normal bottle.


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Old July 22nd 03, 12:39 AM
David L. Johnson
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On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 14:12:42 +0000, jmk wrote:

Actually, I thought some of the other TT stuff was sort of funny. USPS
spent a lot of money making special suits that put the wind over their
behinds better. Then it was covered up with the number. OK, so why the
special fabric and seams if it's gonna be covered by paper?


So all the wannabes will buy the new version.

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Old July 22nd 03, 04:03 AM
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hehehe well said
Maybe they could shave down and ride in their Speedos

"Fabrizio Mazzoleni" wrote in message
. ca...



Please, we are pro roadies, we sure in the heck don't
want to start looking like tri-geeks and other FREDS.





 




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