Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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Rafiki    pirate
08/05/2013 at 09:53

The chain whip has nothing to do with bike mechanics!!

But I'll bring a cassette key and spanner - I assume its shimano/SRAM??? When does Slag arrive?

I'll also bring a pedal spanner for those that need to fix/remove pedals for transportation.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
08/05/2013 at 09:58

Metcheck's still showing the forecast as 17-18 degrees for the whole of next week.  Winds for race day southeasterly 18-20mph (which will be be mostly on our backs the last 20-30 miles)

Edited: 08/05/2013 at 09:59
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
08/05/2013 at 10:00

Lets hope it warms up a bit, 18 degrees is to cold for lounging by the pool in speedo's

08/05/2013 at 10:09

I thought it was a chain whip that took the cassette off?

Anyway, Raf, really, I'm very edgey about this.  I am concerned that my chain and mech won't work with an 11/28 and I'll either have too much slack at one end or it be too tight at the other and cause issues with my mech.  Honestly, bring your stuff anyway, in case someone else wants it but playing with my bike so close to race day makes me uncomfortable.  If it went wrong part way around that bike course I would be devastated.  I've always trained on the cassette I have, it's not ideal for hills but it's taken me up the Tourmalet, Aubisque, around the Chiltern 100 and through the White Horse Challenge with you guys.

08/05/2013 at 11:13

Mouse, rest assured this is a very easy change and as I said regarding the 12-32 I also have, would not need that much tinkering.

I do understand your anxiety however and I will bring my cassettes anyway just in case you change your mind or some other Pirate wants to try them.

EDIT: Wanted to say the 32 may need an extra chain link but 28 should fit right in.

Edited: 08/05/2013 at 11:14
Symes    pirate
08/05/2013 at 13:04

I have the key, but not the secret 

Definitely with Mouse on the swapping drivetrain over once there, hence me doing mine last weekend, a bit more testing time available. I know it probably won't go wrong but...

08/05/2013 at 13:20
Cupcake. wrote (see)

I have the key, but not the secret 

Definitely with Mouse on the swapping drivetrain over once there, hence me doing mine last weekend, a bit more testing time available. I know it probably won't go wrong but...

Mmmm I understand. I do believe though that gear adjustments (cable tension and stop cocks) are a necessary knowledge (evil?) to triathletes. I got the shit kicked out of my bike in transition in Alpe D'Huez and I even had my rear derailleur really scratched. My indexing was effed up and I kept dropping gears. That made the uber hilly triathlon even more so hellish.

The rack structure is the same as in France, with back wheel racks. When you retrieve your steed in a hurry it is easy to smash the rear gear of another bike which is I guess what happened to me. I made sure I knew how to re-index by myself.

EDIT: To remove potential sexual innuendo jokes

Edited: 08/05/2013 at 13:21
08/05/2013 at 13:34

10 days to race day

08/05/2013 at 14:42

Weather Channel / Metcheck / WindGuru ... The last two as Barlos posted say that temperatures will be a bit lower than expected ... The first gives a more usual picture.

It is still early though but, let the mind games begin

08/05/2013 at 14:52

It's all starting to get rather exciting isn't it

Slagiatt    pirate
08/05/2013 at 16:09

Is anyone else getting that "I've forgotten something" feeling ?   ... and before Mouse pipes up i mean forgotten something other than training

08/05/2013 at 17:53

Yes, today I remembered I'd need Euros, if that helps?

M...eldy    pirate
08/05/2013 at 18:03

I did remember something earlier and now I have forgotten it again .....  I need to put things on the pile when I remember them!

My packing pile needs a cull

M...eldy    pirate
08/05/2013 at 18:04

...and which pirate top to wear?

Symes    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:32

not the pink one 

M...eldy    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:41



So .. bring all pirate tops as they dont take up much room
Bike shoes - choice of two
Profile bottle?  Usually manages to cover me in whatever diluted sports drink they are offering or I poke an eye out with the straw
Bento box needs a bit of mending as the other ones are wrong size for gels

Decisions decisions!!

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
08/05/2013 at 22:26

All packed!  I fly tomorrow,

Have a couple of serious bike rides planned for Friday (top hilly part of IM course), and  Sunday, (bottom windy part).  

Apart from that I am riding with the missus most days, (at her pace so nice recovery rides

I shall swim a bit as well, and have a coupke of 30 min runs planned.

 

oh and my rear casette is a 11-32!!!!

Last 4 days - mostly rest

I have a hire car so can probably shuttle people up to lasanta for the bag pickups / briefings etc etc

I suspect I have forgotton something, but no idea what.  I'll discover it when I pack my race bags

Edited: 08/05/2013 at 22:27
09/05/2013 at 09:38
O.rangeCannon.... Extravalanza here I come! wrote (see)

All packed!  I fly tomorrow,

Have a couple of serious bike rides planned for Friday (top hilly part of IM course), and  Sunday, (bottom windy part).  

Apart from that I am riding with the missus most days, (at her pace so nice recovery rides

I shall swim a bit as well, and have a coupke of 30 min runs planned.

 

oh and my rear casette is a 11-32!!!!

Last 4 days - mostly rest

I have a hire car so can probably shuttle people up to lasanta for the bag pickups / briefings etc etc

I suspect I have forgotton something, but no idea what.  I'll discover it when I pack my race bags

YOU pack a 32? Wooow, I believe it is well worth it for anybody slower than 6h on this course. The little extra weight is clearly offset by the benefits of the spinning it allows.

I have it myself but feel I would slack too much so I am taking my 11-28 instead.

Edited: 09/05/2013 at 09:44
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/05/2013 at 09:40

9 days to go

09/05/2013 at 09:45
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

9 days to go

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