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  1. Tranny kit Ordering

    Hmm, convinced that mine is too big after trying it on again. This is Club Fit and I think I should have gone for L
  2. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Why do people keep citing the Maccas case like it was something trivial?
  3. What training did you do today?

    Was meant to be a 2hr easy run this morning, but -7C wind chill and snow saw me cut it short to 90 mins (16km). Swim later, that friggin pool had better be warm.
  4. Got 404s, what next?

    Yeah, this was totally the first 'con' I thought of when considering a disc.
  5. The Mental Health thread

    Whatever it is Mick, I hope it soon passes. Take care of yourself mate.
  6. Hoka one one (teach me)

    With a twist in a bamboo cup.
  7. Got 404s, what next?

    Thanks all, loads to think on. Couple of answers in no particular order: Im not thinking about the front, just the rear. I see wheels covers and wheels like the HED as two two different things. The HED is more of a 'skin' than a cover and looks like it is meant to be there. A wheel cover on the other hand is a bit of a faff with fixtures and doesn't look good. I've already got a Renault Scenic that fills that role in my life! Racing in Wales does play a big part in my year again but outside of that things are still generally hilly. My P3 is a 2015 models and my 404s are the wide version. Not sure if there would be any issues with the Zipp disc fitting? Will find out before committing. I have some leave before Easter, so will use the time to look around.
  8. Free Ironman Entry to a North American Race

    What a fantastic post. Bored@, you deserve all that, and what a fantastic gesture by IronmanFoz.
  9. What training did you do today?

    70 min Zwift, 450mtrs climbed and opened up Level 15. Also noticed I got a 'Circuit Breaker' achievement for breaking 700watts ( 'kin briefly )
  10. Got 404s, what next?

    Thanks both for the input. TC, good points about conditions. I deal with a combination of serious hills, very bad roads and a crumbling back. We do get days that are windless and some of TT courses are very fast ( they aren't the ones I prefer though). I did a duathlon a few weeks ago 5/20/5 and went 28.55 on the bike (turns out it was 18.6km, so I didn't top 40kph), that was about as perfect a day as I could get, 1degC but absolutely still. they are like hen's teeth those days though, as you say. My new job is pretty full on and Mrs FP wants me to buy myself a nice birthday pressie. There are loads of ways to blow some cash but I wonder for example: Speed/aero wise, if a 404 had a score of '0' and Super 9 had a score of '10', where on the scale would a 808 sit? The comfort factor is not insignificant either. Talking of regret, I have the Elite Direto trainer and do like it but have that nagging feeling I should have ponied up and bought the Neo. It's a lot of money though to just not have to deal with calibration.
  11. Tranny kit Ordering

    Yeah just double checked, definitely a XL. I 'may' do a pic later but how can I top Roxii's ' blessed crotch' ?
  12. Got 404s, what next?

    I've had my Zipp 404s for about a year now. I quite like them, they ride pretty well and seem fast. Not totally blown away with the quality of the rear, that whole 'everything held in place by the skewer' gets on my nerves because I have horizontal dropouts and if I remove the skewer, the whole cassette and freehub just comes off in my hand, which is annoying. Anyway, apart from all that, I like them and the ability to lob 'em in the roadie as well as the P3. If I was going to add to this, what would be the best way to go? Zipp 808 Rear Zipp super 9 (crazy expensive here at £1500) HED Jet Black Disc ( £1100) Not interested in a wheel cover. Would I notice any decent benefit from these options? Please spare me the 'just train more' responses. Doing that already. This would be a purchase 'just because' and yes, it's my daughter's uni fund and 'no' I don't care if she works in factory and eats Ramen for the rest of her life because I'm buying a wheel that won't win me a plastic trophy. Serious insects, blah blah, these beers taste good.
  13. Tranny kit Ordering

    I'm 81kgs and went for Club Fit XL it's not as tight as some of my jerseys but definitely not too big. I reckon generally, sizing is small but I used their chart which was accurate.
  14. Hoka one one (teach me)

    Hoka Onay Onay according to Plucky but then he's probably had the corporate chip surgery anyway.
  15. Marathons

    I've only done one, at Tenby LCW. Took me 5.15 and a lot of pain, if you don't like flat marathons, it sounds right up your alley