Dreaming Of Magic

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Outlaw 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 19:01

Is there any live online athlete tracking for Sunday?

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:33

Never experienced you Pirate lot. Hope you live up to your reputation!

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:45

Ribble R872

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:31

Conventional tapers leave me feeling sluggish on race day!

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:29

Olympic distance tri on Sunday for me. Oh and new bike arrived today. Test ride tomorrow to see whether to use current bike(alloy, tiagra) or new one (carbon, 11sp ultegra, better rims). 

Hydration on long rides

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:38

I'm doing 85 miles tomorrow morning and am taking 2 x 800ml bottles, plus food and expect to not NEED any more than a 500ml bottle of water extra from a shop somewhere. Are you sure you NEED that much fluid. If you start fully hydrated, you shouldn't need anything for 60-75 mins. You could wear a hydration waist belt with 2 x 500ml bottles.

Road helmets

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:15

Sold! Wiggle hear i come!

Road helmets

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:52

I had been told at some point that all helmets conform to the same safety standards, it is just that the higher end ones achieve the same protection levels but with less/lighter materials and more ventilation and comfort. So a £30 helmet will give the same protection as a £130 one. If paying more meant better protection, i would be at the front of the line. That was the advise from LBS a few years back. Correct???

Road helmets

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:43

Since starting Tri, i have been using a Bell mtb/road helmet (visor removed) i bought from Halfords a few years back. Cost £30-35, think it is a Venture model. Is it worth upgrading to a decent road helmet (£70-100)? Any aero benefit, or just comfort and weight. Would love a Giro air attack shield, but really can't justify the £160 price.

Outlaw bike course

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:51

I`m doing the Outlaw this year and know the course is relatively flat, but was wondering what the road surface is like.  Most of the road surfaces where i ride are very rough and on an alloy bike is quite tiring towards the end of a long ride. What is the road surface like for the Outlaw? 


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Road helmets

Worth upgrading 
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Outlaw bike course

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Brakes Calipers

Worth upgrading? 
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Bike tyres

23 vs 25mm 
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OW swimming in the rain.

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Wheel upgrade

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Brighton Marathon

Gatorade stations? 
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Energy chews

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Total Immersion swimming

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Tyre pressures

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I think i`m in.

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Road bike advice

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Nike Lunarglide 4

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Brighton 2013

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Dunsfold 10K (2011)

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