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Fine Tune

Jul 29, 2007

45 days out I had a plan to take my bike in for a tune-up. Yep. Check it all out. Cables, breaks, wheels, spokes, cranks, and hubs. After all was said and done, the mechanic worked on my bike about 4 hours. He changed out a bunch of cable, adjusted just about everything, put on a new chain, and made it sparkle. I love these bike store guys that know bikes inside and out. He told me of many potential problems (none of which are major), and made the necessary adjustments.

I took the bike home, took it for a ride, and it just feels perfect now. I wanted to do this so I had time if anything major needed to be done.

Next up? New rubber. I will do that about 2 weeks out so I have plenty of time to wear them in.

Now comes the nutrition fine tuning. I have two 100+ rides left and several 2-4 hour rides. EACH ride and EACH run NO MATTER how short I practice nutrition just like it will be on race day. I have to do this as the tag line said in an E-Mail from a friend of mine - "Ironman is just an eating contest!"


sevin
almost twelve years ago

eve isk
game gold
wow gold

thain
almost twelve years ago

eve isk
game gold
wow gold

TriBoomer
over twelve years ago

I love that new bike feeling!

Stay tuned...

Robert Meyer
over twelve years ago

Where did you have the bike done? I\\\'m looking for a good place in the Madison area. Thanks.

Sweet
over twelve years ago

You got had man! How many miles does that bike have on it? 3000? I highly doubt it needs new cables and a chain. I\\\'ve just riddent the he** out of mine and it is holding up fine. I may switch to a SRAM chain because I like them better!

Steve Stenzel
over twelve years ago

I love that last line!

Iron Pol
over twelve years ago

I\\\'m debating taking The Pol-R Express back to the shop after this week\\\'s long ride. I had an annual tune-up done a short while back, and have been debating a second check prior to Louisville.

I had to put new tires on after WIBA. A few issues on the course trashed my Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks. I put Conti Ultra Racers on, and they\\\'re doing alright. I\\\'m most likely to order some new Pro Slicks for next year, though.

Rural Girl
over twelve years ago

I agree. Ironman is an eating contest. Who\\\'s got their nutrition down and who doesn\\\'t? We\\\'re going to be in the first half of that equation.