Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Following last Sunday's Boulder Peak TRI, I'm back on the "road" bike this week.
After putting it all together a few weeks ago at the 5430 Sprint TRI, I've had a return of the hammy cramps in my last two races... a 20-year battle that comes and goes with no apparant rationale. The fitness is there, so I'll continue to play detective on this frustrating ailment with the help of many of F4 Resource Partners, then keep on lining up for assorted practice races and key workouts leading to Ironman Canada on August 29th.
This Sunday is the inaugural Centurion Cycling event here in Boulder/ Lyons, and I'll be joined by many F4 athletes as we take on the 100 or 50-mile course with PLENTY of climbing. As such, I've converted my Di2 'do it all' bike from TRI mode to ROAD mode for the week in order to have the lightest possible climbing machine and there will be no need for aero bars for the next 10 days or so. The cool thing about the set up I'm using this year is that it only takes a few minutes to switch modes, and I don't feel like I have to compromise the least bit for road or tri thanks to the Di2 shifters in both locations as needed.
Here's a couple of pics so you can see for yourself:
An SRM 7900 compatible power meter is due any day, and I'll post some updated pics as soon as they are ready... hopefully before the Centurion this Sunday. Then stay tuned for a very interesting power file next week, assuming I make it 100 miles with nearly 10,000 feet of climbing.