Dreaming Of Magic

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Brakes Calipers

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:58

Many thanks. I'll stick with what i have, for the time being.  I will get some new blocks (better) though.  Blocks and rims are fairly new, but the blocks seem to turn to mush whilst braking when wet, ie this morning. Cheapo stock ones, i suspect.


Strange triathlon moments - this one threw me, have you got one that threw you

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 22:30

That photo reminds me of coming in to finish my second London Marathon.  100 metres before the finish line, i realised the guy in front of me, had had a case of runner's trots, so veared off to my right to finish under a different gantry. Didn't want 'that' in my finishers photo. 

Brakes Calipers

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:52

My bike came with Tiagra group set, but the calipers are unbranded. Stopping power does not feel great, especially when going downhill fast. I thought about buying better pads and also thought about buying better calipers, such as 105's or Ultegra's, but wondered if I would see much difference and whether they would be compatible. Any views?

Olympic Distance Dissertation questionnaire

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 09:39

Done. Took 5mins.

Ironman Sweden - Nutrition

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 00:03

WTF.  Why pickles and lemons?  I can imagine when you are that exhausted near the end of an IM, that you would crave weird stuff, but pickles!  


Bike tyres

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 14:28

Thanks Popsider.  

Weight wise, at 230g for 25`s, they are still 90g lighter than the Conti Ultrasports I had been using and they had little puncture protection (or were cursed!), so I`m still a winner weight wise. The new bike has very straight forks and I feel alot more road vibration than the old bike, which is tireing. My thinking is 25`s will give more comfort, more grip, lighter and more puncture resistant than what I currently have. 

Bike tyres

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:44

Just upgraded to a new bike. Stock tryes are Vittoria Zaffiro slicks, which I know are cheap tryes, but the last set I had were ok before I upgraded them so thought I`d give them a whirl.  First two rides (45 miles each) and a puncture on each ride.  Going to get a set of Conti GP4000S`s, but wondered whether getting 25mm`s would offer any extra puncture protection and would there be any noticeable loss of speed over 23mm`s.  Looking to run 25`s through the winter and change to 23`s when season starts.  A good plan? or just go with 23`s.

struggling with a 25 meter pool

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:33

Few weeks after I started, I could do a 1500m OW swim in a wetsuit, but still struggled with anything over 200m in a pool.  This was purely a wetsuit thing.  

open water swimming

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:16

14 degrees, maybe slightly colder.  For 11 degrees, think you would need booties, gloves, neoprene hat etc.  Are you new to OW swimming?  The season is generally April til end September.

Numpty IM Bike Thread

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:52

Thanks all for your advice.  I`ve eased it out and it looks pretty straight now and not rubbing on the spokes.  Test will be on the next ride.  However, I think this fault should be grounds for a new bike.  Planet X doing their RT57 race geometry carbon road bike with SRAM Force for £1100.    Now, how do I convince Mrs DoM.

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