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Old 11-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Greetings

My name is Zac, I'm 26 from Brandon, FL. I have recently purchased my first road bike off roadbikeoutlet.com to help with my stamina test training prior to joining the Spec Ops of the Air Force. I was on a budget and couldn't find anything I was looking for used locally via Craigslist so I picked this up. I have put about 400 miles on it in the last two months from my training and though it may not be a shiny name brand stallion I sure do enjoy it. Glad I found this forum, I've already made use of quite a bit of the info posted. Just wanted to say hello! (Vilano Tuono)



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Old 11-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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looks like a nice bike.

are you already active duty and just trying to get into sf?



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Old 11-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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I will be active duty. Processing my paperwork this Thursday. I have done a couple triathlons over the past 3 years and really wanted to make a run at Pararescue right off the bat but my stamina test times are still too high. Looking at Combat Controller for initial enlistment then hopefully moving towards PJ as soon as I can.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Welcome Bob1, and thank you for your service. Best of luck getting into the PJs. Lotta respect for your type.

Thanks for the pic of your bike! She looks good. Cycling will certainly help your endurance. I hope you make your fitness goals and kep right on cycling.

Thanks for the post! Good to have you on board.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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isn't the training for that done at lackland AFB in San Antonio?

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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Welcome, Bob1sh! Like Leaf said, thanks for your service! I wish you well on your efforts and hope you achieve the goals you want! Those stamina numbers will come down if you hang in there and don't get discouraged.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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Thanks folks, giving up on PJ is not an option, I just might not reach it on my initial enlistment. I've done two practice PASTs with my recruiter in the last two weeks and my times have come down since I started training but my best times in my 500 meter swim are still 45 seconds over my goal at the moment. Yes rideSATX, the 9 week Indoctrination course for PJ as well as Basic (BMT) is at Lackland AFB.

Thanks for the warm welcome, I've been hooked on cycling ever since I bought my bike. I can't seem to get enough! Always been an endurance athlete and looking to log many more miles!

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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Whooohooo, another soon to be Texan. Ha ha ha. I stay at lackland every time I go to San Antonio. Very nice base.


I asked if you we're in already because its very hard to go into sf straight out of the civilian world. It will be a lot easier to swap over if you are already doing something semi related to it though. I know I tried to get into the ranger battalion after being active for a yea or two bit my MOS didn't translate over so it was a nogo without re-enlisting and I wasn't looking at that for a maybe.

Good job on choosing to join though, more people should be like you

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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Welcoe aboard!! this old vet wishes you the best in your tours of duty & thanks for standing watch!!

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Welcome Bob. Nice bike and I like your attitude. Go get 'em.
I did my 6 weeks at Lackland too. Regular Ops way back when.



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