Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/04/2012 at 14:26
Two birthdays to celebrate while we're out there, excellent
Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
04/04/2012 at 17:09

I think I will start to celebrate once I get off the bike.

OC, that was a good overview of the course, I just need to work out where I cycled last month and if they are part of the course.

Did you use any aerobars? I am thinking not taking them as I was gripping on to the handlebars and focusing on the road due to wind.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/04/2012 at 17:37
I would use aero bars, think I did last time.  You can still get the benefit of being aero from say 10mph upwards.  There are enough flat sections and gentle inclines to make them worthwhile.

I wouldnt use a TT bike but some of the mid packers onwards will as wouldnt be on the drops as much as me.
04/04/2012 at 17:52

What's the cut off for swim plus bike again, given that this is a standard 17 hr cut off?  Is it 10 hrs or 10.5 hrs?  I can't think what the standard cut off time is. Can anyone remember?

I'm just thinking about OC saying that the novice group made it around the bike in 8.

M...eldy    pirate
04/04/2012 at 18:04
I cant think either Mousey .. not sure with the 17hrs ones

I can defer my birthday for a few months if we are having a party

Welcome to Rowena, come join the madhouse!!!
Lee the Pea    pirate
04/04/2012 at 18:10
Lanzarote here i come!


. two weeks for a lazy holiday by the beach . Might consider coming to support next year though if others are. Be nice to watch everyone else suffer, mwah ha ha ha ha ha
04/04/2012 at 18:38

Just checked.  Assuming a 17 hr cut off (which I'm certain it is) it's a 10.5 hr cut off for the swim/bike so if swim is 1.45 inc trans then that's 8hrs 45 mins left.


M...eldy    pirate
04/04/2012 at 19:10
04/04/2012 at 20:30

you will be fine mouse

I used a TT bike......, (but not with deep section wheels)

If you are on a road bike I would definitely add clip on tri bars - most of the climbing is long and gradual, so you can sit on your tri bars trying to get out of the wind, rather than being full out of the saddle efforts.  There are a several times you need to hoof it out of the saddle, but not that many K in total

On a hill climb TT we did up Tabayescu, (not on the course), I was on my tri bars for 3/4 of it and my speed went up 3 kph when ever I dropped back onto them........

I can add a course profile here when I figuer out hhow if anyone wants it.....

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/04/2012 at 20:36

Mouse, with the base you have now and the extra incentive of it being Lanza youll train like no tomorrow. 

M...eldy    pirate
04/04/2012 at 20:43
Its gonna be oarsum  
TheEngineer    pirate
04/04/2012 at 20:56
OC I'm off out when I get chance, so I'd be interested in the profile.
04/04/2012 at 21:40
Barley - winter long bikes worry me. I suppose there's the turbo but my longest session on there has been 3 hrs.

I do have a reservation that I am tired this year and outlaw will be my third in s row and I might want a rest. So I'm not making any promises.
M...eldy    pirate
04/04/2012 at 21:41
Thats what mountain bikes were made for  
04/04/2012 at 21:52
Good point. How would you go about that? Off road or on road but relying on the more robust bike for the conditions?

Ice worries me, and the cold. I had real problems with cold feet this winter.

The wind concerns me too.

Goodness where are the HTFU pills?
Ironholgs    pirate
05/04/2012 at 09:18
Thanks for the overview and tips OC.......With six weeks to go I'm a mixture of excited and terrified.
purpletrilady    pirate
05/04/2012 at 09:45
M..ouse - I've done a lot of cycling this winter and I was dreading it. I invested in really good winter overshoes that made a huge difference. I also bought some good winter top and bottoms. I think I have only got cold once and that's because we had to stop 3 times for punctures.

I agree that Ice is definitely something you need to avoid. That's when the turbo has to come out.

Cortina5    pirate
06/04/2012 at 11:58

Same here. I got a decent set of leg warmers, some good gloves and overshoes and a warm skull cap.

That, combined with many many layers kept me warm on the odd occasion we saw -6C mornings.

TheEngineer    pirate
07/04/2012 at 18:34
Visiting family this weekend... only had SS top and shorts, but it was horrible out. Good job I packed some JFDI...
M...eldy    pirate
07/04/2012 at 18:37
Mousey ... both 

I used the mtb a lot this winter, off road and hills when it was really cold for shorter sessions and then longer ones on the roads when it was better conditions, I really think it has helped ... ask Barlos, he came out with me in the woods 

I also brought some sealskin socks and they were ace in the winter
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