From the site... The DA4 is the most affordable of the DA TT/Tri line, and comes out of the same mold as the premier DA1. Incorporating UHC Advanced carbon fiber construction and the same frame shape and Bayonet 3 fork used in the other DA models, the DA4 delivers top-notch performance on race day. Dura Ace derailleurs,...
Frame: Felt TT/Tri UHC Advanced MMC carbon fiber w/ 3KP weave, InsideOut internal molding process, Di2 & mechanical internal cable routing, carbon fiber dropout w/ aluminum rear derailleur hanger
Fork: Felt Bayonet3 UHC Advanced MMC carbon fiber monocoque w/ 3KP weave, 1 piece carbon blades, dropouts, crown & external steerer w/ Felt 19mm ACB compression device
Headset: Felt Bayonet3 stainless steel 19mm integrated ACB
Stem: Felt Bayonet3 integrated 2D forged & CNC machined aluminum
Handlebar: Felt Bayonet bar w/ internal cable routing, integrated adjustable length ƒ bend tri-position extensions
Grips: Devox Tri-tip ergonomic base bar grip w/ Felt Gel Velvet tape wrapped extensions
Shifters: Vision Metron Shimano 7900 compatible bar end
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
Crankset: Vision TriMax aluminum compact TT BB30, 52/38T; 51cm=170mm, 54cm=172.5mm, 56cm-58cm=175mm
Chainwheel: 52T/38T <---- Want to change this next year.
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
Chain: FSA Team Issue CN-910 w/ 1 piece Connector
Freewheel: Shimano 11-25T
Brake Levers: TRP aero aluminum
Brakes: Felt integrated aerodynamic front U-brake & rear linerar pull w/ cartridge brake pads
Cables: Felt Slick brake & derailleur
Saddle: Felt SL Tri/TT w/ carbon injected base, gel nose, custom waterproof cover w/ extended length Cr-Mo rails
Seat Post: Felt Aero UHC Ultimate carbon fiber bladed monocoque x 350mm
Seat Post Clamp: Aero 3D forged aluminum, 1 x 6mm x 1mm stainless steel bolt
Rims: Felt TTR3 aluminum clincher 38mm deep 24H front, 28H rear
Front Hub: Felt TTR1 24H w/ low friction Japanese bearings & light weight Felt quick release
Rear Hub: Felt TTR3 low friction sealed bearing CNC machined 7075 aluminum axle 28H w/ aluminum 10 speed Shimano compatible freehub body & light weight Felt quick release
Spokes: Stainless steel bladed, butted 2.0/0.9 x 2.3/1.8mm laced radial front, 2x rear w/ aluminum nipples
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick, 700c x 23c
I got an email from someone crediting my training posts for them exercising more. I was elated.
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Mark I gotta be honest..i went to the pool on Sunday with 54 laps stuck in my head (which I completed) ...your motivating a few people....thanks
Yancy That's awesome Mark, and nice work! I'll go to the pool this weekend with Lance Armstrong's Sunday 2.6 mile swim suck in my head. PS did you time it, did i just say that?
Yancy Mark McGovern if you're the second person to step forward, does that make for 100 times improvement?
Lisa I've often thought that my posts were annoying until one day a friend said the same thing - and she ran the 5 miler on Sunday - that is the best feeling!!! and i'm gonna keep on posting!!!
George Yancy, you're basically saying I should keep checking in to the gym...
Yancy George, no, checking in tells me nothing, post stats, details, accomplishments.. Humanize the effort.
Mark Yes I timed it but I did not want to embarrass you with my Phelps like time...okay the reality was 57
Tamara I'm just glad ur not posting anything more obnoxious, I hate for the rest of ur ideas to catch on!
1. The Finish Line. I've learned from doing many marathons it's all about the journey. My first fear is the depression that will consume me over the days following the event.
2. The mass swim start. It's a very common fear that has subsided as my swim confidence has increased. Swimming 1.5 miles last Saturday helped, this is going away.
3. What if 1 is not enough? Deep into training I've noticed I've almost never been so happy, what if i don't want that feeling to end? We'll see where this goes. It could be that i need a dose of over-training to bring me down to earth.
Awful runs, until this year, drove me crazy. This year i've been embracing them. Pushing through them has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Figuring out dynamically why the run is bad and pushing through it will pay back big time when it's needed on race day; it has to.
A bad race is surely in the future, or at least a long stretch of bad. It's all about managing it and knowing how to battle it back.
Thoughts inspired by a promotional video on Geoff Rose, "Slogging to the Top".