Entries Open 19th May 2012?
Hi Rowena - thats a very kind offer
But I'm glad there will be another IM newbie there, so I won't look quite so stupid. And I think Lanza is a good sensible move, mainly because I hate riding in the rain!!
But down to more important matters - these muffins....what flavours are we talking, and just haow massive is this basket
Ahead of you on a couple of those, got a road bike and TT. Covering about 120 miles a week at the mo just for fun - any excuse to ride the TT!!
Just need to fond some decent hills round here to practice...Meldy any suggestions??
Head NE towards the Chilterns, or ride South to Pompey.
The drag from Henley to Wallingford has a long incline - not steep, just depressing. Also the other (non Henley) side of Remenham hill is steep ish.
Or just beast yourself on laps of Dell road in Finch, whilst I sit in the greyhound drinking beer.
You lot are a bad influence & have got me thinking about this - but given last year's season was wrecked with a knee injury, this year from my crash I'm almost too scared to book anything for next year as we all know things happen in 3's!
But just cause I am vaguely sort of stupidly considering it (), what sort of overall cost do we think we're talking about with flights, accom, race entry, food etc?
Rafiki - when I'm back out on the bike you'll have to come visit the home of the hills o'er here in Surrey
vaguely! only vaguely!!! clearly our spells arent working properly.Costs (assuming youve got all the kit and not including consumables, gels, training events etc).Flights err no idea? maybe £200Accomodation? err no idea really either £200?Race Entry? About £350Spending money? maybe £200.I think about £1000 would be a rough estimate.
You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!!
And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!
RafikiD wrote (see)
You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!! And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!
I was assuming that like the rest of us shas doesnt drink
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RafikiD wrote (see) You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!! And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!! I was assuming that like the rest of us shas doesnt drink
Aherm, no of course not, I would never drink, never ever....*cough* *splutter*
Thanks for the thoughts on price tho bar - that's kinda a pricey trip
OC or others that have been before .. on the scale of Wales , is Lanza Harder , Less Hard ( the word easier in ref to IM doesnt seem right ) or about the same ?
On the costs.. would think it looks about on a par with a UK event .. time you have factorred in petrol , a luxurious caravan for the weekend , lots of high carb energy drinks such as beer or cider , additional last minute purchases of wet weather cycling apparel and a thicker coat etc etc .
Whether Lanza is harder than Wales depends on the conditions on the day. I dont think there is much between the courses overall.Aside from the weather the course difficulty is quite similar. Wales has lots of hills, lots of up and down which affects disrupts youre rhythem, Lanza has some reasonable flat bits but the hills are long and go on and on, the climb through Teguise is about 8 miles, not steep but steepens at the end. Theres also a few other long climbs, again not steep just long. The issue with Lanza is its prone to windy days, winds gusting in all directions which can make those climbs a lot tougher, even a long flat section into the wind can be tough as its exposed.Lanza is a 17 hour cut-off, so allowing for a windy day you could be looking to add 30 mins to the bike time. That said it was windy at Wales last year, when I did Lanza in 2007 it wasnt windy.
Accomm is a lot cheaper than that Barlos
No idea Lee .. possibly dependant on exchange rate but not a lot more?
According the interweb thing, entry fee for 2012 if paid before 31 Dec was 400 euro (£325 at todays rate), after 1st Jan went up to 450 euro (£365 at todays rate) or the price of 100 pints of Guiness in my local.......decisions decisions....
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