IM thoughts

tri novice having IM thoughts

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purpletrilady    pirate
23/09/2012 at 16:33

lots of people have done both, it really depends on your base and your background.

personally I would defer, it will take time away from your cycling and also destroys your legs for at least two weeks.


The Evil Pixie    pirate
24/09/2012 at 06:33

I'm thinking that - do IM this year and go for a PB next year assuming I get in of course!!

Anyways.... 35mins on the TT this morning

Did have to stop start for the 1st 5 getting the resistence on the flywheel (?) right especially when there was a smell of burning! think it may have been too lose in the end tbh but better than nowt

happy pixie

24/09/2012 at 07:39

Just goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it! Smell of burning is usual if you're using your normal tyre and are in a confined space.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
24/09/2012 at 19:40

this is true LMH and seeing your post has reminded me to change my music for something more upbeat and sing-along-able

should I just ignore the burning smell then?

The Evil Pixie    pirate
24/09/2012 at 19:49

Amazon finally delivered my books today (ordered on the 12th) - total immersion, some cycling book (long distance cycling?) and weight management for ironmen (or some such name)

now all I need to do is read them!! Oh and train

24/09/2012 at 20:27

I would ignore the smell, in fact I think you pretty much stop noticing it after a while - assuming it is just the rubber on your tyre. Don't forget to release the fly wheel when you've finished so that the warm, soft rubber isn't compressed into a flat spot on your tyre.

A good play list is a must for turbo sessions. Are you using a HRM?

The Evil Pixie    pirate
24/09/2012 at 20:32

oh good job you said about the fly wheel I would never have thought of that!

I didn't today but will be using a HRM assuming I am awake enough to remember to put it on tomorrow!!

25/09/2012 at 07:09

I find the HRM is the only way to keep myself honest, it's easy to feel as if you're working hard but a quick check shows that the HR is only in Z1.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:48

probably will use it next time

didn't get out this morning as I have a full on head cold thanks to stupid kiddy germs - could hardly swallow this morning and have spent most of the day feeling sick

purpletrilady    pirate
25/09/2012 at 21:48

get well soon

The Evil Pixie    pirate
26/09/2012 at 06:54


head about to explode this morning but have to go to school

anyway turbo question .... I have "small tyres" I know that and Rio has said get a turbo tyre

I've seen them on wiggle but don't know what is "small" and do I put this over my current tyre or remove the current tyre and put this on etc?



26/09/2012 at 07:09

Hope you feel better soon.

Small wheels or small (as in narrow) tyres? I'm guessing the latter which just means that you have say a 23mm tyre on instead of a 25mm. If a small wheel this would mean a 650 rather than a 700 - but unlikely. Warning here - I actually know very little about bikes.

Turbo tyre is a standard width, you replace your tyre with them but they are stiff and difficult to fit - my LBS did mine - and you have to put your road tyre back on to go outside.

purpletrilady    pirate
26/09/2012 at 07:58

I've never used a turbo tyre, I never had a problem just using my normal road bike tyres.

I think turbo tyres are great if you have a spare bike.


The Evil Pixie    pirate
26/09/2012 at 10:07

actually they are 650s! glad you said that otherwise I would have looked to buy tyres that are too big!

Think a trip to the LBS is due - the turbo may be yawnworthy but I'm a dry weather girl

26/09/2012 at 11:47

PTL - I was the same - just put my bike on the turbo, tyre and all, until I upgraded, new bike goes on the road and old bike has a turbo tyre and is permanently on there now. Having said that the turbo tyre is definitely quieter and harder wearing - leaves less rubber particles up the wall.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:17

I have a spare bike .... a 5gear 15yr old hybrid does that count?!

today I think I have a head hugger on. Mate at work can hardly speak so I happily said Oh I can speak I just have a thick head to which she replied yeah that's how mine started last week.

hopefully the old night nurse can fix me

The Evil Pixie    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:34

oh and wiggle don't have any turbo tyres in 650s so that's that one sorted!!


anyway off to bed nite nite

27/09/2012 at 07:50

Try your LBS or Chain Reaction or Evans. If you really don't think you'll be riding outside much from here on in then I would say it makes sense to stick a turbo tyre on your road bike and use the hybrid if you do want a ride outside - I will ride my mtb out in much worse weather than I will the road bike.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
27/09/2012 at 19:51

almost feel human now  but will rest tomorrow to be sure

got a lovely new white running jacket today with red trim that matches the grey one I got a few years ago

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/09/2012 at 11:38

thought I was almost clear but now have snots and headache.

FFS - feel drained too

So not happy

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