Red Squirrel - not a great week for you but nothing a little abuse of the flexible friend wont solve. Bike shoes are a tricky thing to fit and try out but as usual try and get to a shop with a decent selection and see what is comfortable. If possible find a pair where you are in the middle of the fit so you can tighten or loosen part way round your long rides if needed.
Not sure if there is Swim Cap order planned but no use for races anyway as the organisers insist you wear there Cap. Good for down the lake though.
I was hoping that 2017 would be a Pirate sailing to Wales as there seemed to be a ground swell in that direction before. But if its Bolton instead I might save Wales for another year.
No one has asked the usual question, how quickly does it sell out? If its quick I'll have to pay for next years race before I've done this years (Outlaw), not sure how that will go down with the IM widow.
Cat, I'd love to try a few but phoned 7-8 shops in my localish area and only 2 of them had a TT bike in the shop and only one was about the right size. They want a deposit to get in a bike specifically for me to try so I have given up with that idea and am going the online route.I like the look of the Dolan Scala but have also seen a discounted Neil Pryde on wiggle.
I'm finally going to make the leap and buy a TT bike. No-one seems to hold stock in any of my local or semi local shops/chains so I'm going to go for the cheaper option and buy on-line.
The problem I have is that I'm 6'1 with 32" inside leg which seems to leave me on the junction of Large and Extra Large (or equivalent) on size charts. I've now be told by different customer service departments of different companies that going for the large size will a) be more aggressive, b) less aggressive. Not looking for anyone to tell me what to do I just want to understand the advantages and disadvantages of going for the bigger or smaller size.
This will effectively be my one and only bike I will train on it, turbo on it and race on it with a focus on half IM and full IM.
Hope everyone's niggles clear up soon, take care of yourselves.
Rest week this week and I needed it, might be a bit guilty of too much, too soon. Bike time has been almost exclusively on the turbo which means good quality but I'm going to have to brave the cold and mad motorist soon and get my handling skills sharpened up soon. Swimming coming along nicely with some help from club coach. Running doesn't seem to have improved but I sure that will come in time.