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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:48
slimshady wrote (see)

Hoping to get out this weekend for a bike and run.  I really need to start swimming soon!

I've been putting the swimming off till just recently Slim.  I managed a paltry 1k this lunchtime and I was blowing out of my arse.  I haven't swam in SO long - it's like I need to 're-learn' how to relax and breathe properly.

Hopefully you're not as rusty as me, but you might want to get back into the pool pronto!

Pirate spotting

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:46
Those two are much better looking though!

The best of the forum

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:18

The epic flounce where "David Falconer 3" went into meltdown because RW admin had blocked his IP address or something to stop him from accessing the site (because he was being a nuisance and kept hacking the site)

He went on a massive rant along the lines of

"Do you know who I am?  I am one of the world's greatest computer programmers.....I have done work for some of industry's goliath companies and they have bowed at my feet....you can't defeat me by blocking my IP address......I scoff at your attempts to ban me from your pathetic website that looks to have been programmed by monkeys...etc etc...waffle waffle...." 

Sadly, its been deleted, probably along with all the 'best' flouncy threads.

outlaw 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:23
Matt Tune - I doubt it will sell out as quickly as you think actually. Most thought Outlaw would sell out in less than a day this year, but it didn't even come close.

Demand for triathlon (particularly long distance) might just have reached saturation point, so you'll probably be just fine for getting in for 2017.

The 2016 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 10:47

I'd go for a t-shirt too.  

I'll look a bobby dazzler at Parkrun!

Fenix 3

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 14:40

Have you tried turning it off and back on again? (yes, seriously!)

I had similar issue with mine recently, and read on the Garmin forum that this seemed to fix it.  It worked for me.

Failing that, stop going on such long rides - show off!

Marathon day breakfast ?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:10

If you usually have porridge, then try overnight oats.  Milk, oats, stick it in a protein shaker the night before, and by morning the oats will be nice and soft.  

Granted, cold porridge is not nearly as nice as hot, but it's still the same fuel for your body.

Oh, and if there's no fridge in your room, then just use almond milk or coconut milk instead.

Tubeless tyres

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:50

First lot I bought from solidtyre.com (crap customer service and wouldn't order from them again).

Second lot from nipnip.  They only stock the R-grade (R = regular), which are 100-110psi apparently.

Tubeless tyres

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 10:49

The only ones I could find in stock when I bought my first set were the ones equivalent to 110psi.  These are still the only ones I can find in 700x23c with UK stockists, so even if you wanted to go softer, you might struggle.

I think it IS technically possible to remove them without cutting them off.  However, I think you'd need to go to a proper fitter for them to do it on their jig (Tannus have manufactured a large 'machine' for bike shops to fit/remove them with relative ease).

That said, I put mine on in the knowledge that I fully intended to keep them on for their lifetime, so will just hack them off when they reach the end of their working life.

Tubeless tyres

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 09:33

Island - yes I did fit them myself, and I won't lie, they are hard work to fit.  

Not tricky or complicated as such, as the instructions are very clear - it's just that it takes brute force to a) get the tyre onto the rim, and then b) pop each of the clips into the rim (and there's about 25-30 of the little buggers from memory).

However, I did find that fitting the second tyre was quicker than the first, once I'd got the knack of it.  Reckon it took about an hour for both, and it saved me a trip to the gym that day too, so it was time-neutral really.  

My second pair have just arrived this week actually, and i'll be fitting them on my TT this weekend, so will have to see if I can get a new 'Tannus-fitting PB'!

Oh, and no, the wheels didn't need truing afterwards, although it mightn't be a bad idea to check them after fitting, as you'll need to put quite a lot of pressure through them during the fitting process.

Hope that helps!

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