IM on a shoestring.

...if I can pick ya brains.

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13/10/2010 at 09:45
5 mile, not bad!!!
TheEngineer    pirate
14/10/2010 at 11:25
Aye. They were doing a Leeds Gryphons session at my pool. I nearly tried out recently as the trial was a swim/run time trial. My running is fine, but my wimmin ain't up to scratch yet!
14/10/2010 at 14:41
she looks pretty enough to me
14/10/2010 at 19:16
SE - The item was posted on Tues, first class.  Hope it arrives soon
TheEngineer    pirate
14/10/2010 at 22:40
I got it today actually! My housemate just gave it to me. I'm going to be a typical student and reuse your packaging when I can work out how to make my computer work...
TheEngineer    pirate
16/10/2010 at 10:30
Off to the LBS (get me - I can use acronyms!) today to get sized up properly.
M...eldy    pirate
16/10/2010 at 10:46
Oooh .. let me know how you get on 
TheEngineer    pirate
16/10/2010 at 23:55
Well that was odd. I went in with a plan. Get in, get size confirmed, have a nosey round, get out. Instead I appeared to have haemorraged money and now have a bike worth twice my car.
17/10/2010 at 07:54
Ha Ha, dangerous places!!!
I did something similar, popped into UK Tri on the way home from holiday in Devon just to look at wet suits.
First Tri shop I'd ever been in, I left feeling a bit sick!!!
Love it now though
17/10/2010 at 10:32
So what did you get and most importantly what colour is it?
TheEngineer    pirate
18/10/2010 at 14:37

It's a prettyful Specialized Allez 24 in like a silvery grey colour. It's my baby.

I met my first pirate in person yesterday, too! What a weekend!

TheEngineer    pirate
05/11/2010 at 16:24
I have questions!! Just got a turbo - is using my bike on it going to destroy the tire? Or rather... should I get a special tire for it?

And come race day, will there be lots of people dressed like this?

05/11/2010 at 18:07
turbo won't destroy a tyre per se but it will shorten it's life more likely than not as they can get very very hot. turbo tyres run on a special compound that isn't affected by the heat so much

best if you have a separate wheel and cassette to use on the turbo - it's much easier to swap a wheel than a tyre. but many just run it with their standard tyres

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