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Posted: Yesterday at 20:16
That's an impressive rate of climbing, and good training. Bet the legs are battered.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:58
Wise words Seren, we are all an experiment of one.

Looking sunny tomorrow do Bwlch/Rhigos for first time this year, gotta learn to live them hills


Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:26

Wise words, it seems all the descents require you to scrub speed before ascending.  All part of the fun though


Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:42

Weather looking good over the Easter weekend, anyone got any big plans?

Would you do an Ironman triathlon over a week?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:36
Bionic Ironwolf wrote (see)

I seem to remember several of the pirates have done a 3 day IM (I think in Ireland?) and reported that it seemed actually harder than doing it all in one go.


That's the plan around the Long Course Weekend in Tenby.  Swim Friday.  Bike Saturday.  Run Sunday.  Often wondered which would be harder, race the IM, or race all three with potentially harder/faster, with some recovery in between.

Tour of Pembs Cycle

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:25
I'm in for the 100, 80 is the furthest so far so it'll be a challenge. Be good to get such a long and hilly ride in so early in the season. Wye Valley Warrior the weekend after.

Tour of Pembs Cycle

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 08:40

And likewise ...

Tour of Pembs Cycle

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 07:05
I'm in as well. Early start for me, as travelling down in the morning. Birthday the day before so need to spend with the family.
Fingers crossed weather is good, otherwise could be a long day.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:31

I've ridden both.  Road bike in 2011 for both Long Cpurse and IMW, Tri bike in 2013, again for both.


Both bikes have the same set up, 50/34 and 11/28.


Tri bike has 50mm front wheel, and 80mm rear wheel.


Is a Tri bike suitable, you bet.  Descended exceptionally well, fast over the first loop out to Angle and back, fine on the flatter elements, OK'ish on the climbs.


Is a Tri bike quicker.  Can't answer that.  2013 was a disaster, kicked in the swim, threw up from then onwards, and fought to not quit, so bike didn't go too well, so 30 minutes slower than previously.


2014 though I'll be using a Tri bike.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:00
Never had a go on a Wattbike, so can't really comment. The only problem with static bikes is that they won't be the same set up as your own bike, and therefore there will be some adaptation needed between the two.

Early in the year I do most of my rides on my road bike, and Sportives on it as well. Turbo sessions done on my Tri bike. There's definitely a different feel between the two, so as race day gets closer most of my rides are on the Tri bike to get comfy in the position, and to be confident in the different way it handles.
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Recovery - suggestions?

Finished an ultra marathon yesterday, so which is best active recovery, swim, bike or stretch? 
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