Unless for some reason you are safe from my Twitter feed you'll know all about the new ride. If you do then this post will no doubt bore you to tears, but what the hell eh :-D
So here's the deal :- I have a new ride and her name is Trinity. Isn't she sexy.........
Ahhhh damn, wrong Trinity! I got all confused again, I'm supposed to be talking about the bike. Ok, I know what a lot of you are thinking, "I've already got the Focus" and I have. It's fully blinged up, top spec of everything and a wonderful bike that has just given me my best ever Ironman ride and qualified me for Kona. "So why the new bike?", well I guess it's pretty much a sponsorship deal - Yep, really! A sponsor bike for me, crazy isn't it?Unfortunately that doesn't mean I've just been GIVEN a rediculously expensive bike either.
|The real Trinity|
Timo Bracht, yet still he came up with the goods.
As with most so called 'sponsored' Age Group athletes the bike isn't strictly MINE! It's mine to use and race for the year and presuming Mike can teach me how to take such a complicated thing apart and rebuild it then it'll be off to the Ironman World Championships in October.
Retul Bike Fit. The races have had mixed performances (although I am now the Royal Navy Sprint Triathlon Champion :-D ) but then I'd hardly ridden the bike, while the bike fit was a very interesting experience. There is no way of knowing if it was the solution to all problems, but either the bike or the fit has got me through both long rides without any back issues which is almost unheard of. In fact the only slight question mark I have after the fit is over the ISM saddle I came home with. Apparently they take a little getting used to so I'm willing to give it some time, but at the moment it just seems to have moved the normal saddle sore issues from one place to another. Time will tell I guess.