Good news, the suit fits so it's just a case of sorting that zipper out and we're away.
Looks like it may need a new zip though as there isn't much material left to stitch to but I'll let them have a look at Royle's and see what they say.
I think I'll need some tri bars fitted and hang the expense; been out a few times this weekend, and finally braved the Manchester rush-hour commute on the bike, but I am finding the vibrations quite tough through my damaged wrist. I suspect tri-bars will help alleviate that a bit? I found gloves helpful when I was doing 8+hour rides on the MTB, so will resurrect those too. Any other top tips? (I don't think I've mastered the ride position/set-up yet, either )
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I know nothing, Other than how to write very large cheques in Royles !!!
I didn’t realise you were so much like me, we both just ask a nice bike shop’s to help us out, both like single malt and both have partners that are far to good for us. Only difference is I don’t use KY jelly
Neither do I !!!
Millenium Lube It's the best
I don't know, I leave you for an hour and you've descended into comparing lubes
Seriously, Steve, that sounds like an ace idea.
Cake, I thought the tri bars would shift the amount of weight I'm putting through my wrists at present? As for confidence, well my first ever ride was at a measly 13.5mph av for 15 miles, my second was at 14.5mph over the same distance and I know there is more in there, cos I didn't break a sweat but everything freaks me out at the moment and causes me to slow down - road surface changes, raised iron works, corners, roundabouts, pedestrians, cars, motorbikes, vans, horses.... did I miss anything?
Right, I'm off to cycle home from work; thinking of being brave and heading out on a different route to add in a few extra miles. It depends how kamikaze I'm feeling as to whether I can cope with negotiating the A56 through Stretford
(This was so much easier on the MTB - just headed out to the Trans Pennine Path and pottered for hours!)
Cake wrote (see)
I’ve got tri bars on my bike and do make a difference. The ones I’ve got a cheap’uns and not integrated into the bike so have to change position to change gears and stuff. If you can afford it best to get a bike frame that can change gears down but expensive bikes. Dave has a nice bike that that I think. For long races it’s all about %’ages and the difference something like that makes is about 5%? 5% on a ironman makes a lot of difference.
*Frodo* wrote (see)
everything freaks me out at the moment and causes me to slow down - road surface changes, raised iron works, corners, roundabouts, pedestrians, cars, motorbikes, vans, horses.... did I miss anything?
The only way to gain your confidence is to do more miles on the bike, as for other idiotic road users who seem intent on wiping you out well, there are plenty of them out there. You just have to be aware at all times and second guess what they are gonna do, if the moron looks like he/ she might cut right across you and leave you nowhere to go but over the bonnet then that is probably what he/ she's gonna try and do!!!!
. Racing bikes are rubbish
Now he tells me ! I haven't got an MTB anyway
Racing bikes are rubbish and I'm much prefer to use a MTB myself just not a good idea for tri stuff.
Er, racing bikes are not rubbish! You can go really fast on them!!! (when I say really fast I actually mean a little bit faster )
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