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  1. Because the first paragraph mentions 'apprpriate positioning' which could mean they are throwing more money at paralympians to achieve the medal count for the Winning Edge outcome (whatever that entails). The second paragraph mentions 'daily training environments' and closer relationships with the HP network. Team GB had something like this which reading between the lines said 'relocate to Loughborough (IIRC) or lose funding. The Brownlees got away with telling them to get stuffed but others fell by the wayside. It may not mean that at all but it has a familiar ring to it!
  2. I'm half way through this. IP would love it http://thehighdoc.com/ultrahigh/
  3. These two paragraphs are interesting.
  4. So i have my P3 (yay), still getting the front end dialled in on the turbo and various other fiddlings. I am wondering about hydration set ups, I sold my last TT bike about 18mths ago and that was hardly cutting edge in this regard, so I don't have much of a clue about the best set up. I have bottle bosses on the down tube and one above the BB area (I assume is for a P4 type bottle). I also have a Fizik Mistica saddle which comes with clamp and fixings for a BTS set up. I read the following and it would seem that BTA bottle and a BTS is the best combo? I've never used a down tube aero bottle, so not sure how easy they are to fill etc? My knackered shoulders may make a BTS bottle a bit hard to reach but i could try it without incurring any expense. http://mx.cervelo.com/en/engineering/ask-the-engineers/hydration-and-aerodynamics.html Forgot to add. I will be using this for TTs also, which over are run under CTT regs, so no BTA allowed but for the above question, assume tri. have at it
  5. Most pools in the UK have alternating directions for each lane, it was weird at first but just used to it now. You do need to check as each pool is different though.
  6. I have an Exposure Joystick, it comes with a band that is very stretchy.
  7. Been playing around with BTA options. I have a XLab Kompact https://www.xlab-usa.com/torpedo-kompact-100.html I don't need the plastic Garmin mount cage thingy, so I can just use the supplied cage and bracket and it worked ok on some rides. The top edge of the bottle just touches my wrists in the aero bars, no biggie really. Tonight I fiddled around with some options: Zip tying the cage directly to the aero bars which seemed to work well but yet to be tested on our potholed goat tracks. The other thing I noticed is that on the bracket I have an option to bring the bottle more rearward by using other holes, so that the back end of it is more or less covering the stem. That seems fine also but leaves a big gap between my hand and the front of the bottle. Either position seems fine to drink from. The reason I didn't go with zip ties straight away is that I've tried before and my bars were always too wide. I must be narrower these days! Questions is: Is it better to have the bottle as forward as possible to help air flow or rear as possible to keep the weight back? Yes I have a lot of time on my hands, yeas I'm sure none of it matters for my ability Just curious.
  8. Probably a piece of string question but what kind of angle to you between your forearm and upper arm in your tri position? I know the ideal angle is meant to be 90deg but wonder how many achieve that. Is there an angle that is considered too stretched? Second question: Do you have your elbow right in the pad or sticking out the back a bit?
  9. I'm not sure where you are reading that I disagree with this? I have a fitter who is 'pretty well regarded' in the UK It's just a 6wk wait to see hime and my body changes rather rapidly. This bike was not bought from my regular guy (he does not sell bikes), and I haven't touched a thing on my road bike since seeing my fitter. I have cleat fitting appointments separately as well.
  10. Surfer, I looked into it first to reduce leg extension, then the more I read the more it seemed to help hip angle and in my case, gave more clearance between to top of thigh and chest. seems popular on the TT forums and seems to be gaining traction in road riding but not with as much traction right now.
  11. Yeah good point. My thinking about the shorter stems was in order to move the saddle back a bit but I think I'd rather not compromise leg extension, so the stem is going back. Thanks for all the advice.
  12. Do you mean above or below? I did think about out slamming the base bar and getting an aero riser kit for the pads but they're like hens teeth at the moment.
  13. Ok thanks all so far. Here is a pic with the 165mms fitted but not other adjustment. Do you think the saddle needs to move at all?
  14. Hermans?
  15. Thanks TC, as I said, the 54cm would have meant more spacers but I would have had the cool looking flag pole seat mast It's weird looking at that photo, when I'm on the bike it looks ok, when I'm off it, I look at it and wonder who the hell owns that that's living in my house.
  16. Thanks TC. I will post a pic later with the 165mms installed and saddle in same spot, also one with the shorter stem just for comparo. Sorry, one more question, this is the 56cm P3 which in theory shouldn't fit me. Does it look outrageously big? I have very little seat post showing, maybe 120mm to the bottom of the clamp but in general it seems to work.
  17. Ok here it is. It took quite an effort to climb on the bike! This is how my set up is now. This is with a 100mm stem and 172.5 cranks. I am nearly maxed out on saddle forward position, not quite. I have a goniomrter but it's not ultra long but as far as can tell, this is giving me a leg angle of 22deg. i have some 165mm cranks and later today the adaptors to fit them are turning up, along with a 80mm stem and a Specialized Sitero saddle that has a 30 day money back trial offer. I'm not getting on with the Fizik Mistica Wide saddle at all. i have adjustment on steerer to go 10mm up or 20mm down. In general I can't handle long drop but can handle 'stretched'. Issue right now with stretching is leg extension. Hoping the 165mm cranks will ease that. let me have it, warts an all IMG_0306.MOV
  18. This is on tomorrow and I'm sure Lachie said he was doing it, anyone heard from him? http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/staffordshire.aspx#axzz4kFKOKEnA
  19. Yeah no worries mate. With the £ the way it is, importing anything isn't great. I will to stick to liquidised Cornish pasties for now
  20. I've been tooling around on YT as I can't do much else at the moment. Not entirely convinced about the rationale for my 56 P3 but we're rubbing along ok. I was looking at bike fitting clips and came across Michael at Custom Bike Fit, Qld. im not sure if he's a great fitter or not but I was really impressed with amount of concise clips he has on YT on all sorts of subjects like equipment to pre race nerves Seems like a guy that really takes the time to put back in? http://www.custombikefit.com/
  21. I use a lot of Nivea
  22. Or Tonya Harding
  23. They aren't easy to get in the U.K. And I had to make a special trip to a running shop in Somt to have a look. Had some analysis done and was told that I really run on my toes to quite a nasty degree, which was news to me because I death shuffle these days. Anyway, tried a few and came away with a pair of Cliftons ( not sure which version) and the wide Aharis. Kind of went with what was available as shop said they will get no more stock this year. i rotate them and apart from the Clifton being a bit tighter in the upper, they feel similar to me. The Ahari feels lighter and more airy but in terms of cushioning I seem to get on ok with either but would probably use the Ahari for longer distance stuff. I find them easier to run a bit more relaxed than I usually do but that's probably more about my bad style than the shoe. the clown shoe look took some getting over but I don't notice that now.
  24. Hi Jase, I saw your interview with Michael and thought it was good. I used Infinit in Oz for a while and I'm sure you guys were in Europe when I first moved to the UK but pulled out?