Outlaw 2013

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Tired Badger    pirate
21/01/2013 at 08:14

Have a question about maintainance, or during race repairs specifically. I now have had a few punctures and know I can cope with changin a tube mid race but as far as anything else goes i'd be a DNF at the moment, other than maybe the chain coming off.  My father in law is quite good at bike maintainance what should I know before race day. (Reading Holgs book at the mo and he fixed a broken chain....)

21/01/2013 at 08:17

They do have an in-race mechanic, who the marshalls can call to help you if you have an issue, they have certain spares.

Tired Badger    pirate
21/01/2013 at 08:19

is that a don't worry

21/01/2013 at 09:04

Well 2hours solid on the turbo yesterday Boring. Couldn't have done any more. I love the snow, but.....please melt

So, there could be a lot of swimming this week, unfortunately. Might put the trainers on and see.

Got the only car in the house that will make it up and down the hill where I live so could be a bit of a taxi service for my family members.

TB I don't even know how to change a puncture  or I probably do but it's been about 5 years since I did one that I could probably walk home quicker

Ironholgs    pirate
21/01/2013 at 09:05

TB - snapping a chain was just one of them things, it would be very unusual to happen to you. Mind you I've had a lot worse happen, as you'll see as you read on.I think I'm just cursed.

Fixing a chain mind you is a fairly easy task with a chain splitter.

As Flat Foo...ted says they have a mechanic that can possibly help, but you could lose significant time in them getting too you.

The only other thing I would suggest if you have a saddle bag is put a small roll of tape in there in case a spoke goes, you can always tape it to the next one to get you home.

Iron Pingu    pirate
21/01/2013 at 14:20

I always get my bike serviced a couple of weeks before a bit race for a bit of reassurance.  Had a blow out on one sportive though, not a lot I could do to fix that!

21/01/2013 at 15:12
Cake, yes it's in the new book.

Holgs - loved the book by the way, especially birth chapter as that is a perfect description of what we went through 11 years ago with our daughter.
seren nos    pirate
21/01/2013 at 16:45

Holgs gave birth 

21/01/2013 at 17:06
Well.... He was penetrated!!! 9 months later carbon post was delivered.

Sorry for the bad taste.
PSC    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:13

for those of you panicing about what to do if your chain breaks... you might consider getting one of these, and keeping it in your bentobox/saddlebag... Speed link.  Obviously you will need to get the right one to match your chain.....

To use, remove the broken link with your chain splitter and pop in then new link.  You will need a chain splitter tool - most multi-tools have one of these as a standard.  The whole repair will take a few mins only.  You don't need to be the bike mechanic to the Gods to work out how to do the above.  And thanks to Fat Buddha who put me onto this about 5 years ago - the numpties thread has taught me everything I know.


PSC    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:16

and if there was any doubt about which bit of your multi-tool is there to split chains.. its the big bit below with the threaded section.  I am sure we could start a whole thread on chain maintenance...




Britrisky    pirate
24/01/2013 at 11:08
... And it was all going so well ... Having wondered whether I'd get the 'stuck to training plan to the letter' prize, fell on run this morning on, I don't know - an invisible pothole??? Limped home and now RICEing ankle, skiving work (is it skiving?) and hoping its a short blip

On a happier note - local paper wants to do a feature on me - should I? What might their angle be, though? 'Local lass goes exercise crazy' 'woman risks permanent ankle injury to join pirate club' ... Or ...
24/01/2013 at 11:18

Thats why ive avoided running and biking whike we have had this rubbish weather. Dont panic people theres plenty of time to get outside for a run and bike before the big day, better to delay a bike / run for a bit than fall over break smoething and be out for a month or more.

seren nos    pirate
24/01/2013 at 13:18

Brit...the article could be on why talking to strangers on the internet is dangerous

I have missed my target for my second swim today.only mangaed 30 mins due to sore back and shoulders (caused bt turbo).....

so its all going a bit skewiff

Britrisky    pirate
24/01/2013 at 15:02
seren nos wrote (see)

Brit...the article could be on why talking to strangers on the internet is dangerous

or reading books ... Holgs ... 

Razor51    pirate
24/01/2013 at 20:45
Brit ..go for it, you never know they might sponsor you.

On the taining front not done anything since Tuesdays run, got the snots and a sore throat....
Edited: 24/01/2013 at 20:46
seren nos    pirate
24/01/2013 at 20:54

had a very icy 5 mile run tonight with club......its the horrible time to run if you can't get offroad.......choice of icy roads or compacted snow/ice pavements

Tired Badger    pirate
25/01/2013 at 12:38

I went to running club on Tuesday, I was quite worried about the conditions as I've been replacing runs with turbo sessions since the snow and ice on friday not wanting to have a slip and mess plans up for a longer period. We met at a multi story car park and was doing laps from bottom to top of the car park, no ice tough session, was really pleased I went.

Edited: 25/01/2013 at 12:38
Mr StOat    pirate
25/01/2013 at 13:47

Ive been getting some decent runs in, and bikes (turbo , ecercise bike or even outside).

I'm really struggling with the swim. The hotels I've been either have no pool or its tiny. I've managed a couple of masters sessions, but not much. I think I may just pray to get through the swim and make it up on the last two legs

Doner Kebab    pirate
25/01/2013 at 13:49
Isn't that what most of us do
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