Ironman Zurich Review
Oh, Convert, I’ve found who you’re talking about in your other thread, and he must have found somewhere nice and quiet to lurk for a couple of hours. As you can see from my Garmin data there is a lot of 2-way traffic on the bike course, and a considerable amount had very little in the way of spectators.
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years ago
Peterfile, I did not classify myself as a roadie by any stretch of the imagination before moving out to India, and still regularly race my MTB (check out my MTB Himalaya report if you don’t believe me 😆) but as I don’t have a car here, getting to decent trails can be a chore.
In fact, my last triathlon was an off-road one in Pokhara, Nepal, which was preceded by a week of MTB riding with Himalayan Singletrack around Kathmandu 🙂
Willard, the suit was from My Triathlon who offer custom printing on their clothing. However, I wasn’t hugely impressed with their communication and how quickly it took them to tell me that what I had ordered and paid for wasn’t actually in stock, despite their website saying it was. The printing was done by Blade Printing, so I’m sure they could print on whatever you want.
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years agowillardMember
Rich, nice one, thanks. I shall use up part of my afternoon browsing that I think! Nice data on the ride by the way. I use Connect for my pootles round the local area by foot and bike, but with my 310XT I don’t get anywhere near the level of detail that you are getting.Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
Peterfile, I did not classify myself as a roadie by any stretch of the imagination before moving out to India, and still regularly race my MTB (check out my MTB Himalaya report if you don’t believe me ) but as I don’t have a car here, getting to decent trails can be a chore.
Sorry, I was just being facetious 🙂 There’s a thread on here at the moment with a load of keyboard warriors suggesting that the Lakes trails were designed by a consortium consisting of God, the Devil, Sam Hill and Fred West and could only be ridden by North West Gnnar Level 6 Bikers 🙂
Your thread is humble in comparison, yet the achievement and skill on show is much greaterPosted 4 years ago
This was using my Edge 500, which was just for the bike leg, I had a 910XT wrist mounted for the whole race, but the Edge can display 8 fields at once while the 910 can only do 4. I could also have it mounted exactly where I wanted without messing about with a quick-release or taking it off my wrist.
The Edge captures temperature which most of the wrist mounted units don’t as I assume that would be corrupted by skin temps. Once you add a power meter you soon get quite a lot of info being recorded!
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years ago
Peter, being facetious is normally my job, but I bit, so well done 🙂
Believe me, if there was good MTBing around here I doubt I would have got started in this silly tri malarkey. Given the choice of gnarring it up and getting muddy, or shaving my legs and toiling out on the tarmac, I know which one I would be choosing 😀
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years agowittonweaversMember
Great write up! Well done!
Living in Bolton, me and my other half have spent the last 4 years supporting the UK Ironman event. Friends of ours have competed previously and one is in this years event which takes place on Sunday.
I have just got back from the top of the bike route – a bit of early race prep… i’m knackered now!
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