Latest posts by Hodgson

28/08/2008 at 23:30
I've got a Focus Tria and use it in the wet all the time. Have complete confidence to take straights and corners at normal speed. Just remember when speeding along at 40km/h it takes a while longer to stop than usual. Something I forgot once and ended up on a car boot. see conversation
18/08/2008 at 06:00
I experienced really bad cramps in the swim at London. This was my first open water swim and I had never had cramps in the pool training. I've spoken to a few people about it and have been advised to drink some salt water just before the start of a race. Also make sure your properly hydrated and eat foods which are high in potassium. see conversation
11/08/2008 at 19:50
I had the dizzyness out of the water, forgot about the kicking hard trick! I also started having cramps in my calves around 300m into the swim which lasted the rest of the distance. Had done a lot of streching beforehand, could that have been due to the cold water?

Also had stomach cramps on the run and my stomach has been dodgey ever since I've finished. Think its something to do with all the water I swallowed on the swim!

Completed it in 2:37 (swim 33, bike 1:08 and run 49) so not the sub 2:30 i set myself but still quite happy for my first tri. Awesome experience and will definitely be back net year. see conversation
05/08/2008 at 05:46
en51nm I've been waiting for a bike since April (wiggle and halfords combined is a recipe for disaster) and only just recieved it last week. Have been training on a gym bike since January. First proper outing on Saturday and completed a 40km ride in 1h 4mins. As long as you've done a lot of training I don't think it will be a problem. see conversation
05/08/2008 at 04:40
I live in central london so am just thinking of cycling down on the Saturday to rack up.

Jack - I'm in the 14:10 wave. I'll be the guy drowning in the Thames - first open water swim. What time you aiming to complete it in? see conversation
14/04/2008 at 01:40
Hi All,

I'm training for my first olympic triathlon however have not yet got a road bike due to Halfords incompetence and bad luck that the only size wiggle don't currently stock is the one I need (expected delivery May!). All my cycle training has therefore been gym based. As I haven't riden a road bike in years I was wondering whether anyone can give me an indication if my times will be quicker on the road than in the gym?

I did my first proper 40km at the gym in 1hr 16. Bloody hard work as the gym bikes are rubbish and I couldn't feel my arse for about 2 hours afterwards.


Adam see conversation
15/02/2008 at 11:00
Thanks Treefrog

Trying a Bianchi out tommorw to make sure I'm getting the right frame. see conversation
14/02/2008 at 05:16
Its a benefit scheme run by certain employers where you lease a bike from them and have the option to purchase the bike for a nominal fee at the end of the lease term (usually a year).

Main benefits are that you aren't charged VAT and you get tax relief on the payments you make. Therefore if you are a higher rate tax payer you effectively save 40% off the cost. see conversation
14/02/2008 at 01:06
Would definitely consider that route however I'm using the cycle2work scheme so have to buy a complete bike. see conversation
14/02/2008 at 00:33
I have given myself a budget of around £500 to purchase a road bike for training and use in the london olympic tri and have come accross the Bianchi C2C Via Nirone 7 Aluminium Sora at £525 (see link).


I would really appreciate some advise to whether this bike in the first instance is any good and whether it will be sufficient for training/the tri? I'm in the process of trying to set up a test run on it to make sure it suits my build etc.

Also, if anyone has any other recommendations at around the same price range they would be greatly received.

Thanks for your time.

Adam see conversation

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