Wetsuit/Transition Bags/Boxes

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13/06/2012 at 09:59

Hiya

what does everyone use for Transition Boxes/Bags

and do you have links for website 

Many Thanks

13/06/2012 at 11:05

I use a sports bag that has handles that I can throw over my shoulders like a rucsac - much easier to carry than an unwieldy box

Dubai Dave    pirate
13/06/2012 at 11:09

I use a rucsac for the reason FB mentions

JvR
13/06/2012 at 12:32

I just lay everything out on a towel and the floor, and use family to carry everything between transition and the car.

Alternatively I use a cheap plastic crate from B&Q if its raining.

Golden Boots    pirate
13/06/2012 at 12:33

There is nothing more annoying than somebody in transition who has a massive box! A large rucksack I can understand as people sometimes cycle / use public transport for their races... but a box that contains most items that are only there as just-in-cases should be left in the car!!

Got to think about those around you.. and if they cannot get their bike out, or lose a bike shoe from the pedal as they negotiate their way around a big box, you are failing in doing so I think.

13/06/2012 at 12:40
Golden Boots wrote (see)

Got to think about those around you.. and if they cannot get their bike out, or lose a bike shoe from the pedal as they negotiate their way around a big box, you are failing in doing so I think.

GB - technically that's impeding an athlete and is a possible DQ offence.  if you see it happening report it to a BTF official on duty who can do something about it.  if the athlete doesn't comply with the request to keep their space tidy, then they can get DQ'd.  same goes for discarding wetsuits or bike shoes in front of bikes as this can trip someone up - so that's a potential DQ as well.

Rule 23.3 and penalty is 29.5.i if you want to check the Rulebook

Edited: 13/06/2012 at 12:43
Golden Boots    pirate
13/06/2012 at 12:58
fat buddha wrote (see)
Golden Boots wrote (see)

Got to think about those around you.. and if they cannot get their bike out, or lose a bike shoe from the pedal as they negotiate their way around a big box, you are failing in doing so I think.

GB - technically that's impeding an athlete and is a possible DQ offence.  if you see it happening report it to a BTF official on duty who can do something about it.  if the athlete doesn't comply with the request to keep their space tidy, then they can get DQ'd.  same goes for discarding wetsuits or bike shoes in front of bikes as this can trip someone up - so that's a potential DQ as well.

Rule 23.3 and penalty is 29.5.i if you want to check the Rulebook

I thought this to be the case... though it's not really practical when you arrive at T1 to find the numpty next to you has their belongings infront of your rear left pedal which is looped to the QR skewer... it has happened before (Though we all make mistakes like tihs at the beginning so would feel bad about trying to report somebody!)


 

13/06/2012 at 13:23

you have to be lenient with beginners but experienced guys should know better. if you're chasing a podium spot then what you describe could esily mean missing out.   if you are racked next to a numpty, a quite word usually suffices to sort them out

cougie    pirate
13/06/2012 at 13:26

Oh FB - I was swimming last night and have a question to ask.

I'm wearing a rash vest for OW swims now - saves messing round with that expensive unicorn extract - Bodyglide.  I am ok to wear it under a wetty and leave that with the wetty in T1  - I think ? 

13/06/2012 at 13:37

yep - you're fine.  it's not seen as an aid like say socks or gloves as it's under the wetsuit.

Lee the Pea    pirate
13/06/2012 at 13:57

I've used a box before (which I put under my bike wheel, so hopefully not in anyone's way!), but i knackered my back trying to manhandle it plus the bike back to the car, so never again!

13/06/2012 at 14:19

Rucsac for the same reason as DD and FB.  It's not a tri specific one, just an ordinary one that's big enough for all my stuff.

13/06/2012 at 14:25

looks like its the Rucsac route for me then

cougie    pirate
13/06/2012 at 15:35

Ta FB !

Cheerful Dave    pirate
13/06/2012 at 17:10

I have a tri-specific one (I didn't buy it, it came as a free offer when I bought some running shoes).  If you happen to be buying one anyway then the large pockets at the side for bike shoes and the expandable waterproof section at the bottom for your wetsuit are very useful, but if you already have a large rucsac then that's all you need.  Take a bin liner to put your wetsuit in afterwards so you don't soak everything else and you're done.

At Outlaw you can't leave anything with your bike that's not physically attached to it.  You can't even hang your helmet on the bars, it has to go in the T1 bag.

cougie    pirate
13/06/2012 at 17:17

At least that keeps things together eh ?

Cheerful Dave    pirate
13/06/2012 at 19:17
Well yes, I suppose it does, but when all the T1 & T2 bags are hanging together it adds a lot of bulk and it wasn't easy getting your bag out from the mass of them all.
Holly_Golightly    pirate
13/06/2012 at 20:45
Erm, can't quote on the iPad, but FB, re. your comment on socks.... does that mean I'm not allowed to wear compression socks under my wetsuit?
M...eldy    pirate
13/06/2012 at 20:54

I would say that the same rule would apply to compression socks as per the rash vest ??     Well thats how my logic works anyway ! 

meface    pirate
13/06/2012 at 22:37

I think calf guards are OK but not compression socks.

Beginners tend to overcomplicate transition and think they need lots of kit with them. Less kit means less mess, less faffing and easier transition.

However if it is wet then I prefer putting on dry running shoes, so plastic bags are your friend.

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