Jump to content

Cape_Horn

Members
  • Content Count

    1,759
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

242 Excellent

About Cape_Horn

  • Rank
    Senior Addict
  • Birthday 23/06/1982

Previous Fields

  • Year of first Tri race?
    2009

Recent Profile Visitors

701 profile views
  1. Cape_Horn

    All things IM NZ

    Won't be hard to work out who it was.
  2. Cape_Horn

    All things IM NZ

    Or go back the next year and do Challenge Wanaka, then spend time around that doing the south island.
  3. Cape_Horn

    All things IM NZ

    Hmm... Things to know about IMNZ. Great town, Great atmosphere. Course is fun, even when you should not have started in the first place. Make sure your bike is clean before you box it up to stick it on the plane (both ways), same with the wetsuit, but you may need to get it cleaned before you race anyway. If you plan on swimming pre-race, check the suggestions for cleaning your wetsuit before you get their.
  4. Cape_Horn

    Biggest Loser - January 2019 Reboot

    81.3 (down 2.2) but dehydrated after not drinking until around 5pm yesterday. I expect a gain next week.
  5. Cape_Horn

    Tribar Suggestions

    Gets worse, this same piece was still on the bar in the v2 model, which went onto the p3's in 2012, which in turn had a recall for this part (that replaced it which the piece I am getting), but ONLY for the Cervelo's, not for those who bought it in the previous form. So there is a little annoyance, as I think I did query them back six years ago with a response of 'this recall only affects the Cervelo version' If I wasn't knackered from dealing with a sick wife and work and training, I might have more energy to care, but at the moment, I just need the bike back on the road, 34 days until Geelong half. There is another benefit, due to design, this will require a recabling of the gears when it gets fixed, the bike is currently 10sp, but I have had a red11 RD sitting on the bench for two months, so I am picking up a shifter set and will do the upgrade to 11sp this week as well. Silver linings etc.
  6. Cape_Horn

    Tribar Suggestions

    @FatPom Found the official 3T spare parts site as well - https://www.3t.bike/en/63-spare-parts The issue with the ceegees are they are so tall (and comfy) that they will impact your fit. I have been chatting with 3T, and they have pointed me in the direction of the correct replacement part (specifically, that I should get the upgraded part, so it shouldn't happen again)
  7. Cape_Horn

    Advice for first 70.3

    Other point of Geelong, is straight over the mountline, you have a 200-300m drag on the flat, and then a left uturn before climbing at 5ish% for twice that distance. So if you don't get the feet in before you turn, your climbing will be impacted. So if you don't practice a flying mount and making sure you can cinch down the shoes properly, (noting that there are others around all weaving about when they are trying to do the same thing) it might not be faster anyway (at least when you exit around the time I do and it seems five wide at that point.)
  8. Cape_Horn

    Advice for first 70.3

    5 starts, 5 finishes, numbers and training wise should have broken 6hours at least twice. Fastest race time? 6h16m
  9. Cape_Horn

    Advice for first 70.3

    never done a flying squirrel, plan on learning one day (maybe If I start doing shorter races where 20-30seconds makes a bigger difference) Personally I need to learn to CX remount better, as that will give me an extra 4-5 seconds in a tri, and about 3 minutes in a Cross race.
  10. Cape_Horn

    Tribar Suggestions

    3rd Party - CeeGees - https://www.ceegees.com/product/?product_id=204
  11. Cape_Horn

    Tribar Suggestions

    So with 10 mins left of my trainer session tonight, one of the bolts holding my right armpad sheared off. This seems to leave me with a few options. Option 1 - New bike time (except I don't have the cash for that) Option 2. Hope I can get a screw remover and remove the old screw that is stuck in the bar, then try and source a new screw (or 4, because if one has gone, then the others might also be in bad shape) Option 3. New tribar setup - Current set is the 3T Aura Pro's, I have quite liked them, currently on the third set of elbow pads (8+ years old, and most of the screws are covered in rust) - What do people think, stay with what I know, assuming option2 doesn't pan out, or should I be moving to something 'faster' - And what would that be?
  12. Cape_Horn

    Advice for first 70.3

    Thanks for reminding me about nutrition. I my bag of Infinite ran out last month, and I haven't been riding long distances in this training block... Just ordered another bag - Thanks @Infinit Jase Geelong is a good little race, Usually windy, and as people have said, could be rain and 15, might be 40. (I haven't seen a properly cold race there yet, but it could happen). Make sure you know how to ride in cross winds, and don't death grip the bars. Personally I wear socks for both bike and run, but I stick the shoes on in transition, and clip in after the line. As others have said, nothing new on race day, train with what you plan on racing with, if you can, stick a shorter race in their as well, if only so you find everything you might forget. Just from the food point of view, breakfast before leaving for the event start, 3hour bottle of custom mix from Infinite on the bike, then a gel at the second aid station, and then every third aid station after that. (might try and find the new gels for testing purposes, new brand this year)
  13. Cape_Horn

    Zwift Roll Call

    screen name - Jon Lo (VCC) - lvl 26? Still working out if I am going to keep the subscription.
  14. Cape_Horn

    40 Kona spots by just entering. WTF?

    Second round of people announced http://ap.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2019/01/kona-dreamin-draw-2.aspx
  15. Cape_Horn

    Biggest Loser - January 2019 Reboot

    Sure. This time round. Stick me down for an 82.5kg starter (Monday - as much as this morning may have been higher). Lets see what 6 weeks of sticking the the training plan might do...
×