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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
twelve and a half years ago

eve isk
game gold
wow gold

thain
twelve and a half years ago

eve isk
game gold
wow gold

TriBoomer
almost thirteen years ago

I love that new bike feeling!

Stay tuned...

Robert Meyer
almost thirteen years ago

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

Sweet
almost thirteen 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
almost thirteen years ago

I love that last line!

Iron Pol
almost thirteen 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
almost thirteen 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.