IM Switzerland 2007

Anyone in?

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14/11/2006 at 23:18
Are you living in New York BigBob?
15/11/2006 at 19:36
BB is new New Yorker, originally Yorker ;-)
15/11/2006 at 22:11
Lucky him living in NY.

Fell of my bike today, twice..........fortunately no damage other than bruised hand and damaged ego, what a pl*nker, in the traffic as well. So much to learn still........

Do you know if we can buy extra tickets for the party via the website, are they available?
16/11/2006 at 00:10
You can buy them when you sign up for the race. This year they didn't sell any in Zurich as they were sold out for pasta party and awards brunch.
16/11/2006 at 08:25
Thats not great for the support team if they cant get into the parties with you. Scoured through the website and it doesnt seem as if you can purchase them on line at this stage. Ive also recently joined a tri club and need to put those details in as well as insurance etc when I finally buy it.

How is your training going Lars? Are you an old hat at this? What were youre highs and lows from last year?
16/11/2006 at 08:41
Regarding insurance I've read a few things about the requirement of insurance, is that just like hoiliday insurance or medical insurance?
16/11/2006 at 21:13
Lars, do tell us about your secret training?

Having a week off training myself, maybe I'll get some runs in this weekend.
17/11/2006 at 19:24
F4l - You were able to buy tickets with your entry. Maybe if you email them they can put your club in and reserve you some and you wire them the money.

HJ - I just had holiday insurance last year and they didn't complain. But then, I didn't crash. Make sure your insurance includes sports.

MAybe check on tri-talk with a guy called ToyotaCrown as he really crashed.
(he cycled 179k and ran a marathon with a broken elbow.

BB - no secret training, just lots of quality resting going on.
18/11/2006 at 20:57
BTW, new picture is myself near the top of heart break hill.

As you can see I am standing and attacking the hill, so clearly it is lap 1.
And as the picture is small you will probably not see that I am riding a triple and attacking with a 32 at the front and 26 at the back. (I did not buy the grinding pictures of lap 2 or 3).
19/11/2006 at 00:15
This heart break hill, how long and steep is it? Emotionally how does it make one feel?
19/11/2006 at 01:01
it's short but fairly steep. nothing to worry about
19/11/2006 at 10:16
But I have the legs of a 12 year old boy...
19/11/2006 at 13:24
What did ou do with the rest? Bury it?


Anyway, HBH is the easiest one. Lets say it is 500 metres long, you have a steep 80 metres to start, but then you get a nice breather. Then you have 200 metres less steep, and then a breather. And then the rest, which has 1 steep bit just before the end.

I was so scared the 1st lap that I did the right turn and shifted both mechs right down, so my chain did fall of. I then managed even the steep bit from a standing start. Wasn't worried about the other laps.

Just think about the feeding station on top and the nice decents.
20/11/2006 at 08:32
Thanks I managed to purchase extra tickets from the organizers and to include my clubs name in the entry. Now just need to sort out insurance as well and BTA insurance......when does this open for next year? Arent we meant to join some international tri ins. as well?
20/11/2006 at 08:33
Ive heard that heartbreak hill is the easier of the two???????????
20/11/2006 at 11:55
Anyone done Austria aswell as Switz? How do the hills & bike course compare?
cougie    pirate
20/11/2006 at 11:59
Heartbreak is easier than the Beast. Its a lot shorter, but steeper.

Theres also the Egg climb, but thats a lot more gradual.
20/11/2006 at 12:03
shifted both mechs right down

What does that mean?
20/11/2006 at 12:10
Gears maybe... i dunno i'm new to this biking lark.
20/11/2006 at 12:14
thats what im thinking harry, but its new to me too........ didnt know your chain could fall off that easily.........OMG HELP
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