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Well done Siggy. The Prince meets the Mayor eh?
Wow, well done on that ride.
Also on a positive note..... but not quite so impressive, I had a proper bike fit last week, which was great. He changed loads, well just about everything actually. And as soon as I "fessed up" that I was training for Outlaw, he persuaded me to put some clip on tribars on my road bike.
I managed to have a bit of a go with the bars at the weekend, and hurray, I didn't fall off. I was surprised how stable I actually felt, not too wobbly at all.
Thats a big positiive bburn. I loved my bike fit - it made a big difference. Well done. I'm still getting used to tri bars. Not used them for the last few weeks so thanks for reminding me to get back on them again.
I loved it too. The whole thing just feels right now, did a 3hr ride with no issues at all, and I was a tad faster than usual.
My OH says I look like I'm in a much better position on the bike, not quite sure what he means, perhaps I looked really wonky before
+1 on the tri bars.
Put mine on reluctantly at the weekend and really chuffed. Don't want to tempt fate but seemed to get the hang of them and even attempted a couple of gentle corners. They do put more pressure through my less padded lady areas...... need to toughen up.
Are Adamo the 2 pronged looking saddles?
I have a TT saddle with a softer 'nose', not as soft as I would like though!
Yeah, the Adamo is the 2 pronged looking saddle.
It's a million times better than the saddle that came with my bike, and the cut out bit at the front has solved the "problem" I was having, but I still get a numb bum on longer rides
My LBS has some Adamo's avaliable for trial. Cat, it is Eureka near Chester if you are ever passing or maybe somewhere near you would let you borrow one for a spin.
I am worried that if I try I will end up buying and my new bike already went over budget.
where has everyone gone?
have you all trained so hard you are now in with proper ironmen (and women) or have we all just got injured, fed up, wibbled too much .....
anyway training has been a bit sporadic due to work and family stuff, definately still chasing cut offs and struggling a bit on the swim side.
weather has been pretty rubbish for training so most of the bike is still on the turbo, but have a great test next week with my first ever 100mile ride planned - The Castle 100 around kent - i guess after that I will truly know whether I am going to make the Outlaw startline.
Good luck everyone and keep well.
Hi TJ and BB.
I'm still here! Like you 2 I'm having constant wibbles. Last 2 weeks have been a bit disruptive in the old training stakes due to work/life and illness (just a cold that I couldn't shake).
Still - got tomorrow off for the long ride I missed yesterday.
Swimming feels like its gone backwards since OW swimming started. Considering treating myself to a new, better quality wetsuit to see how much difference it would make. Also need to buy some trainers this month to break in in time for the marathon - my current ones are probably going to be a bit too close to dying for me to risk it.
BB - see you this weekend
People are swimming OW? Blooming heck that's dedicated.
Glad to see most people still wibbling. Steady Steve doing the bike leg is planning on doing the Wiggle Ups and Downs at the weekend and that is definitely hillier than the Outlaw course.
I have now resorted to doing training long runs as run 4 mins, walk 1 min. Suprisingly comfortable but slow. I run at 12 min mile normally so it seems really snail pace but at least the body is holding up.
I will be OW swimming on the 27th for certain and hopefully a couple of times before that just to get used to numb feet and hands.
1. I suspect my first OW foray this year will be Outlaw. LOL.
2. Must dig out tribars to look cool. Don't work with new saddle though. Dilemmas! (Sigh)
3. Ceramic wheel bearings are the absolute feckin' dogs! Lord H has already signed up for my spare rear set.
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