parkfun this morning, nice and steady, then 51 miles averaging 18mph this afternoon, into a headwind for a fair chunk, and a diversion towards the end took it from planned 45 to actual 51. Not sure I ate enough, I felt pretty dead by the end.
Looks like I'm out for a nother 2 hours or so tomorrow morning with a friend, so it'll be a nice steady recovery ride, then I'll need to get a long run/walk/crawl in too.
I think I may be starting to feel the mojo returning
Some great riding out there, chaps and chapesses
reckon we might just make that start line ...
lol. Making the start line is a definite. Its making the finish line Im worried about
I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ...
how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
yes britsksy.it builds character
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I think getting to the beginning of the run would do me ... how many century rides are folk planning to do? I have about 4 group rides in my diary so far ... but should I try to do 100 on my own as there is no drafting on the day ...???
I did a well supported large group century. On the day they'll be no drafting, but you'll see other cyclists and there will be non-drafting trains (like a chain gang but 7.5m apart) going past, and supporters. You won't be in isolcation like you might be on a training ride.
I'm excited, terrified and inspired in equal measure -
britrisky....perfect combination of emotions
have spent the last 90mins in the garage and have come to the following conclusions
Changed 1st tyre (note wheel already off) in about 20mins
Changed 2nd tyre (including taking off/putting back) in about 15mins
Tried to put back wheel on without having the chain over the coggy thing (no I don't know the proper word ... cassette??)
Attached 2nd bottle cage (sideways removal one) with cable ties and my thighs rub it. I expect I can learn to live with this to have extra fluids as it's just an awareness rather than a serious rub, but slimness would remove this issue!
My arms are now over used
It was a worrying experience and I expect if it was at Outlaw I would be out so practice needed. Time gained through gas pump (mine seems to stop and start so I can leave the canister attached and not lose gas) is esential to make up for battle with getting the tyre back on. Is there an easy way or is it just practice? For practice do I just deflate half take off tyre and replace or remove the whole thing?
I've never had one on the road
Changed the old hybrid once but never done the road bike
I never even used to carry stuff as I never went far am now scared
watching vids on You tube and folks are taking like sub 2mins!
actually I have a question .... there was a "rotation arrow" on my tyre
is it a major issue if you ignored this say in a race??
I did it right now but just wondered of it was a problem? what is the point of itetc?
My frame only has space of the one bottle hence trying a sideways entry attached to frame (no screws to attach to hence cable ties) Not riden properly with it yet was going to try tomorrow
My saddle doesn't have a bar at the back to attach a seat bottle rack to either
How far apart are water stations on an IM? My HIM was 4 13m laps so I just took a new bottle each time round
As I have 650 tyres I have to ensure i have spares and they are under my seat - wouldn't a seat bottle rack stop this too?
LOL stanners not sure you need to go that extreme! I'm just going to deflat the tyre, remove etc. but for now my arms ache from battling with getting the tyre back over the rim
I also have very black hands
EP - you can get double bottle cage holders that fit directly onto the seat post, not the saddle, like this one - I also bought a purpose made bottle to keep spares in, which I keep in one of the bottle cages behind my saddle.
ridge I got something like that from wiggle but it had to screw straight to the seat (no clamp) so I returned it!!
Raf I'm not expecting to do another IM so am reluctant to spend loads (already spent more ON my bike that I spent BUYING the bike!)
Found this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=34004 which looks like it will do what I want ... just then need to attach a bottle to it.
Looks like it attachs to the underneath of my seat like my bag does
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