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Liverpool Tri

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:39
Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)

You too mate. Despite the elements, a cracking day. Even managed a PB on the swim and run  Those elite males need to HTFU



From what I saw on twitter some of the elite males were pretty angry that they had their race cancelled with one calling for the prize purse to be split between the entrants to contribute towards the costs that they had such as travel/accommodation etc for a race that never happened.

I am sure the decision wasn't taken lightly but I can see why they were frustrated. I guess the organisers had the choice of pissing a few people off or risking a serious accident so very understandably chose the former option. 

70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 12:42

I read that Dublin was going to be August 9th, then it changed to TBA - I hope it is the 9th (or later) and not the week before.

70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:15

How much roughly is entry to the IM 70.3 races? I am contemplating doing Dublin next year which is supposed to be opening for registration next month and was wondering how much to budget for race entry. I assume it varies slightly from race to race but I am just after a rough idea. 

Do pirates shave their legs?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:58
YiddBarmy wrote (see)

But when measuring efficiency based on changes the power at the pedal only measures output, which is meaningless unless a cost is, as in oxygen usage/hr is used to quantify output as a % of max, if that makes sense. As in a 70% effort with hair vs a70% effort without hair, that is a real world measurable test. This is how running studies are conducted.

The only real way to see if a car saves fuel by having something stripped off it is to run a test with the item attached, measuring fuel consumption and then do it again by taking it off and running the same test, and repeating several times to ensure the data is constant or to find an average. 

The thing about theory is it only generally works in theory because us humans mess things up in the real world.




They are testing aerodynamics, effort makes no difference.



The Armstrong Lie

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:06

I personally see the issue as the way he treated some people, not the doping itself. There are people riding in the TDF at the minute who are dopers, there is people making lots of money from writing cycling books and presenting on the TV who are dopers. Lance just did a better job of cheating than the others - but that doesn't excuse the way he treated some people. 



Do pirates shave their legs?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:42

Here it is:


over a minute saving over 25 miles. 

Do pirates shave their legs?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:38

I saw something done by Specialized recently that suggested the aero benefits were fairly significant. 

I don't shave my legs, but some of my friends do - the two I ride with regularly both tell me the first time I get a bad case of road rash I will see why people do it. 

Jensen Button Tri

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 00:47

Why is it not moral to move to Monaco?



Triathlon bike ?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 23:50

Following the recommendations I got I did a lot of research and couldn't find anything negative. When I take the plunge this will be my chosen establishment. I look forward to your report. 

Jensen Button Tri

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 23:47

He lives in another country for most of the year - of course he is not going to pay UK tax. 

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