19/03/2012 at 20:51
Orbea are great, I've got two, and Mrs JB also has one.
If you want bikes made by faceless companies in the far east, then definitely go with giant or trek. If you want ones made in their apparent country of origin by workers who own part of the company then Orbea are the way to go (although they can be a bit manana when trying to order replacement bits). You also get something a bit different to what everyone else has. Makes it easier to find your own bike in transition.
01/08/2011 at 12:51
I can only see it happening if there was a flat (or slightly downhill) point-to-point race with a tailwind for the whole thing. I can't see much more gain being made in the swim, and currently the only way that any of the really quick runners wil be able to get to the start of the run before the stronger bikers would be a team scenario where the pace line (legal) of best bikers all work for the best runner
12/07/2011 at 19:32
So, you either bought the wrong valve extenders for your inner tubes, or the wrong inner tubes for your valve extenders then?
24/02/2011 at 14:24
+2 for Ben's shocking swimming
I did IMCH using my bottom of the range Orca, which is 2 years old and still fine
24/02/2011 at 14:16
Chicken, tuna, beef, pork - see where this is going? Unless you're either vegetarian or trying to put away massive amounts of protein (bodybuilding/powerlifting) then you can get all your protein from proper food
12/01/2011 at 13:29
Why would you want to?
25/11/2010 at 15:28
Is your fear from the cartoon "Pirates of Dark Water"? Brilliant that was. Anyway, I digress ...
Have you seen how big pike can get? they can take your arm off. And swans, they're pretty nasty: the ones at heron pretend to be the turn buoys, I've seen plenty of people getting confused sighting off them (me included) as they move.
There is nothing in the water that thinks you are food ... not until you start swimming deep out to sea in much warmer places than here. So nothing's going to eat you. Race directors and people who run open water venues are not going to let you swim somewhere that's unsafe (even if you do sign a disclaimer beforehand).
The biggest thing that's going to cause you problems is other triathletes. These rubber clad harbingers of doom will thump and tug and slap at you, and that's before the gun goes off. for your first few races get in the water early and calm yourself. Seed yourself at the back and just take it easy: once you're calm and happy in the water you'll speed through the pack.
25/11/2010 at 15:18
No such thing as cold, just poor clothing choice
Stick a base layer on under your work stuff, that should do the job. Sitting in a bath of hot water won't help an awful lot. Just keep well wrapped up and you'll be fine. It's also unseasonably fecking freezing outside at the moment, which doesn't help. Layering is your friend.
How much are you eating and what, etc, etc. Try to have protein with every meal, and shedloads of salad/veggies - should fill you up nicely. Eating a bit more of something every 2-3 hours is probably better than constantly eating every hour.
23/11/2010 at 16:30
It's also affected by how tight you have the roller on the wheel i think ...
20/07/2010 at 11:39
I'm currently trialling the X-lab Saddlewing, and it seems to be working fine. A bottle got ejected when I hit a pothole the other day, but it was a big pothole and i hit it quite hard while trying to avoid a car and another pothole, it was fine for the rest of the 100 miles.
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