Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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02/04/2013 at 17:28

I fancied a pop at this race, but having read your briefing, Josh, I feel like I've already done it. Think I'll take a couple of easy, recovery days, then head off to ebay to bag myself a Finisher T-Shirt.

M...eldy    pirate
02/04/2013 at 19:10

I have been to spectate a few years ago .... can I have a tshirt for doing that ?

Me and Seren and Mouse did our hill training on Monday so we're sorted 

Rafiki    pirate
02/04/2013 at 19:19

May have to change the gears me thinks - currently riding 53/39 with a 12/27.......

M...eldy    pirate
02/04/2013 at 19:20

I daren't look to see what I have 

02/04/2013 at 20:20
Rafi, the website recommends 12-25 and 39-52 but I would not race that in my dreams. It took me 7h15 min in very easy conditions to do the course(ish) with the compact and up to 28 behind.
02/04/2013 at 20:23
There is however a Pirate Museum outside Teguise, bound to give us a second wind for the second half.
M...eldy    pirate
02/04/2013 at 20:25


02/04/2013 at 21:34
Wow, Hokori, thank you for that. I will cut and paste it into a word document.

I have the gears my bike came with, which is a compact on the front and a 12/25 on the back. I don't have the money to change them so it's just a case of HTFU for me.
02/04/2013 at 22:15
Mouse I have already done that. Just PM your email and will send you that with he graphs!
M...eldy    pirate
03/04/2013 at 12:59
Having not needed it for the last year ... What's the current company of choice for travel insurance?
Covered with BTA for race day

Hokori, nice write up thank you ... Like Mousey, I'm stuck with what I've got and a helping of HTFU
03/04/2013 at 13:05

I just went on '' and got a decent deal from there.  Annual insurance was from £19.00 but looking at what they covered it was safer to go for a slightly more expensive option. 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/04/2013 at 13:39

I looked on comparethemeerkat, have annual worldwide with ski cover for £38, dont know the ins and outs for whether it covers me for participating in the Ironman but it'll do.  £38, jobs a good un.

03/04/2013 at 14:04

I have created a little word document and a set of screenshots from GoogleEarth's profile elevation feature. I have emailed this to Mouse. Please PM me or request them from Mouse at your convenience.

03/04/2013 at 14:08

I have an SRAM 12-32 that I use for the Alps if anybody wants it for Lanzarote. It is actually an MB gear but is road compatible. You will need to extend the chain and realign though. Hope you still keep the chain extra links.

03/04/2013 at 14:09

I believe that a good knowledge of the course is a great mental asset come race day and I would have liked it for my IMW.

I would really like to think this little effort off-race can help somebody out there come race day.

Iron Pingu    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:09

I'll PM you Hokori, could do with the info.


Rafiki    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:13

Hokori, I've tried to PM you, but dam website is still playing up!! (or is it just mine??)

03/04/2013 at 17:08

Rafi, I have tried PMing you too and it does not let me haha. I have sent the info to Mouse and Pingu. Maybe they can relay it to you?

M...eldy    pirate
03/04/2013 at 17:14

Yes .. just the basic insurance needed for me I think

Bike is covered away from home on my contents insurance
I am covered race day from BTA
So just basic travel and medical stuff needed I think

04/04/2013 at 09:03

Forgot about the details mouse - i'll try again shortly

nice summary Hokori

my race report from 2012 is on about page 9 of last years mini thread



re wheel choice....

If its a quiet day then I have a set of race wheels 60s on the front, 80s on the rear and all should be ok
If its windy then I have 30s I usually ride.  the fast downhills usually have some cross winds and these are just about ok with normal wheels - they are pretty scary with deep secitions and high winds.  not gusty just you are doing 50 kph and you are leant over at a 20 degree angle and then things start to shake.......

the problem is when packing the bike, what wheels to choose.  there is no way to predict race day winds 3-7 days out.  and its difficult taking more than one set of wheels away.

I would err on the side of caution


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