IM Switzerland 2007

Anyone in?

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20/11/2006 at 14:47
Don't worry think I feel the same as you. I mean running only requires a pair of shoes and swimming a pair of googles. It seems with the bike things seem to be a lot more alien... we'll get though
20/11/2006 at 14:50
"shifted both mechs right down?"

Lars is German, so sometimes his English is hard to understand :-)

If the front de-railer is set correctly, the chain will not fall off that easily.

cougie    pirate
20/11/2006 at 15:02
Dont worry - by the time IMCH comes around - you'll have done lots of miles and be used to gears !
20/11/2006 at 15:17
PST whats a de-railer
20/11/2006 at 15:18
any ideas about what turbo to purchase, does sitting/working out on a bike at gym have any effect on your training at all, or is it a waste of time and sweat??
JD.    pirate
20/11/2006 at 15:27
turbo will be much better use of your time. candy would put it more entertainingly but gym bikes don't have too much going for them really.

as for which turbo - they're all much of a muchness. perhaps an imagic would be cool if you've got a computer and a spare 300 quid.

fluid ones are the quietest if noise is a consideration. one with a powermeter may be a good idea if you want to do your sessions according to power rather than just HR.
JD.
20/11/2006 at 15:53
I bought one today, gunna try it out later
20/11/2006 at 15:56
what did you buy harry
20/11/2006 at 18:05
I bought a tacx swing, here's a link

http://www.tacx.com/producten.php?fl=true&language=EN&lvlMain=16&lvlSub=57&lvlSubSub=82&ttop=Swing

Sorry don't know how to make this a hyperlink.

I tried it tonight and it was a little noisy, but then I get then impression they all are. It cost me £140. Once I've had a few more rides on it i'll you know what I think.
20/11/2006 at 18:48
I have a Kurt Kinetic from http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/triathlon/ which can be upgraded for about £ 25 to measure power. Not as reliable as a TACX flow or Imagic, but much better value for money.

By an extra bit of carpet to reduce the noise and some plastic sheet to protect teh area around your bike (if you are biking in teh lounge).
Calf    pirate
20/11/2006 at 19:53
Right well I'm in!

Entry form filled in and credit card deducted!


Eeek
20/11/2006 at 21:42
Yeah you get a bit of a sweat on, I will defo be getting some plastic sheets!!

Cal.Fe welcome aboard
20/11/2006 at 22:02
Hi Cal.Fe
20/11/2006 at 22:11
thanks for the advice on turbos, if Im correct in summarizing TACX are the most reliable and the iMagic would be the one to go for if money not an issue?? A Flow would be a good option as well?
21/11/2006 at 03:21
I have a CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer which is very quiet and smooth. I use a yoga mat under the bike which is great as it soaks up all the sweat!!
21/11/2006 at 12:53
Fitn40 what's BTA insurance? I noticed you mentioned something about it earlier in the thread
Calf    pirate
21/11/2006 at 12:54
when you join the BTA (around 60 notes I think) you get insurance for events and when your out training for when you fall off when its icy!!!
21/11/2006 at 14:53
Harry its the British Triathlon Assoc. (I think thats what it stands for)......to enter any races or events locally you need to be a member, Ive always only taken out membership for the day of the events Ive done (a whole two sprints)........apparantly for Ironman you are supposed to be a member of BTA and take out an international insurance to cover you for the same thing, but I still have to check that one out.....not sure at all. Need to check out the BTA website, but Ive also been told not worth joining now, to do so at start of next years sesson. Cal.Fe do you have any knowledge of this?
21/11/2006 at 14:56
21/11/2006 at 14:57
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