of a hit out at the Tempe International Triathlon. Except the lead 5 guys swam me off their feet. And no one in the second pack offered to take a turn at the front. No one. Until the last 25m that is. Then 2 guys tried to sprint past me. Really, why? What did that accomplish you guys? In case your two hadn’t noticed, we got dropped from the lead group. oh, and I pulled your ass all around Tempe Town lake. But hey, thanks for taking your turn at the front during the swim leg. Did I mention that the 1500m swim took me 27:00. I think it was closer to 1850m. I guess that’s what I get for being to the left when the train formed to the right. Just as I closed the gap, the string broke and it opened back up. just no horsepower right now swimming. And no wetsuits.
The bike went well. Put the Lucero almost back together this week, Pima Street Bikes did the rest. And I only got one nasty phone call from Phil. Rode it 3 hours yesterday. Came home, angled the bars down, raised the seat 2mm and moved it forward 4mm. Rode it around the block and called it good. 233watts AP/251 NP and it netted me a 1:00:07 40k. Lowering the front end 12.5mm and sliding the seat forward put me into a great position. Very narrow with my head at or below my shoulders. My old set up on this bike had me higher and further back. So for now, I’m not f*cking with the position on the BadAss Lucero. Even installed some new handlebars this week. Some Profile csx which also lowered the front some more compared to my old Hed fliplites. All in all, it’s about 27mm lower in the front and more forward. Its similiar to how it was set up in 2006 when I was the master of low power outputs and pretty solid bike splits.
Today’s run went well. For an ex-college XC runner, it’s the weak link in my game and I actually ran a few people down. Surprise, surprise.
nice job. let’s see some pics of the new bike setup.
(love the blog, btw.)
Link to results?