Yeah, I guess a turbo would help. Hence the advice to save pennies, because from what I've been told, cheap ones are VERY noisy....which would wake the 3yr old and 5yr old....
Thats good about your neighbors, maybe ask if they are willing to make a regular commitment to looking after the kids on a weekday so you can bike?
I'm sorry, I sound so negative, which isnt my intention because like I said, I'm not done an IM yet, so really, I dont know!
flyaway, I think I'm going to have to be very pragmatic about this and plan my weeks, things will happen like illness, the kids being ill etc.... a turbo trainer would definitely help.
I really am aiming just to get through it........ and I'm sure that friends will pick the kittlest one up from preschool and have her for a couple of hours. they're doing it now I'm in plaster... and I'll just return the favour on other days...
I've just read through the whole of the thread about Mr Bump and his pedals, whilst it was very funny and I got the pedals bit, I didn't understand a word of the rest of it! Oh, except I now know the significance of Pringles..
This is going to be good when I go into a bike shop....
Ooh I'm impressed with this reply to my query about what a shop could offer me:
We can certainly provide you with that service, a number of my
colleagues have had training in 'Body Geometry bike fit'. We would
normally associate the jig with building a handmade bicycle (static
fit). We would like to see you pedaling the bicycle in order to
accommodate the best fit. Useing a turbo trainer so we can see excactly
what your body is doing and adjust things accordingly, which will take
in to account your cycle fittness and flexability (dynamic fit).
We have a book you can borrow, which might be of help, Its by a Dr. Andy
Pruett who in his time has helped numerous world class tour riders, and
he explains the restictions of static fit and the benifits of dynamic fit.
If you would like to speak to Luke in our Exeter shop or Mike in our
Crediton Shop they would to happy to discuss it further.
The Bike Shed
I agree again with FB - I bought my bike by myself - test rode several and bought the one that felt 'best' - the set up was tweaked by the clubs bike guru - who literally sat me on it on a turbo looked at it asked how it felt and made lots of small adjustments - always asking for feedback and if it felt wrong why?
Is there a good Uk Triathlon magazine?
Mrkk has some knowledge of bikes and not many people try to rip him off, however I don't think he would have enough knowledge.....
Tri a few and buy the one that is the most comfortable - you are more likely to ride it if its comfy ... never mind what he math says ...
COMFORT = WILL RIDE = WILL GET BETTER = WILL ACHIVE
well, there are a good few places around here to try... I guess if we visit them all I'll have a wide range to choose from..
And if most of it fits but not some of the accesory stuff doesn't quite work remember you can change things - like the saddle - going to change mine soon
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