People who start racing before May are very much in the minority though? Most kit orders are surely aimed at the Ironman events?
With the amount of kit in circulation if someone desperately needs kit there's nearly always some available to be sold on or loaned?
I think the change will help streamline the process and reaffirm what the kits for. The order process has become a monster and a lot of issues in recent years, not least people putting their names down, being difficult to contact, ignoring instructions or even arguing about the process.
I used tape, find it a lot easier to work with and there's no faffing about waiting for the glue to cure for a few hours. Good tip is to leave a 2-3 inch glue/tape free gap either side of the valve as this makes getting a tub of a lot easier.
Suggest you fit them yourself, takes a bit of a knack (right amount of brute force) but once you know what youre doing its not that hard. That said I nearly wore the skin of my thumbs the first time I fitted a tub. I find it helps to pre-stretch, also really try to stretch the tub as youre putting it on, then its an almighty heave to get the last bit on with tyre levers. Suggest you watch some youtube clips for tips/technique.
Worth getting to know how to do it yourself so youre not reliant on others, i.e. LBS.
For race day, have a pre-stretched tub as youre spare (i.e. one which has been on the bike and ridden a few times).
Only foam ive used is Vittoria Pitstop (twice), havnt found it that reliable, both times tub started to deflate and never got me more than 10 miles. IM Florida 2008 I rode the last mile on a flat as used all my C02 reflating. Hence why its better to carry a pre stretched spare tub.
Im totally confused by the whole independence debate now?
Surely if Scotland want to be independent one of the key things they would want is control over their own economy, yet if they keep Sterling they wont be getting that. Neither will they be free themselves from being dictated to by UK parliament.
This is nothing more than an ego trip for Salmond. How many years have the SNP been banging on about independence and this is the best they can do!
Scottish people have the right to be independent if they want (and vote yes), but they need to understand exactly what they’ll be giving up. That said its interesting to note that there are nearly as many Scots not entitled to vote as have been given the option, though if youre a foreign student you get a say. The whole thing is bizarre and dangerous.
I hope they don’t vote yes but like a lot of others in the UK if they go, they should go completely, no sterling, no nothing, you’re on your own.
This whole situation getting ridiculous, some people need a serious reality check and get some perspective.
No doubt some foreign aid goes to the wrong places and some it used corruptly but id like to think the majority is to stop famine, disease and to represent UK interests overseas. The UK doesn’t need aid from foreign countries (albeit the help from the Dutch who are apparently already in Somerset giving advice).
I don’t think it’s the fact the Surrey is getting flooded that’s mobilised the Government, more a case that the overall scale and longevity of things has broadened.
Id like to know what people want the Government to do to stop nature? How do you stop a 100 year storm? Rain, wind and seas the like which no one can remember.
Flood defences? Do they build a 20 foot high wall along the Thames? Even that wouldn’t work as a lot of the flooding is coming from ground water now? These people who live by a river and are now moaning about flooding are probably the same NIMBYS who would moan about the significant defences.
Perhaps you have a suggestion how the Government should stop the 50 foot high waves? Do you want to go to the South Coast in the summer and not be able to see the sea due to monstrous sea walls?
This is just another bout of media hysteria which many people seem so addicted to these days. Next it’ll be roads closed by snow! Yet it’s not the snow that closes roads its cars, for standing snow you need winter tyres and not many have them, certainly not the Daily Mail brigade on this three.
Im afraid I struggle to have sympathy for people living by rivers, on low lying or reclaimed land, on flood plains who get flooded once every 5 or 10 years. I don’t really think it’s the Governments job to do more than theyre doing. If you live by a river why don’t you have sandbags on standby in the garage?