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Discussion: So, what's your plan?

in: Yvonne; Yvonne > 2017-07-29

Jul 29, 2017 10:00 PM # 
... other than "go two minutes faster."
Aug 2, 2017 11:27 PM # 
Nothing very novel -- speed laces for shoes (that I've had for ages), no bike gloves (actually fiddled with them last year! so dumb) and maybe most importantly, a practiced sequence of transition steps, as opposed to standing there thinking, "ok, what should I do next?" and not being very efficient about it. Probably will also wear mtb shoes since the transition area is big, running in road shoes is a bad idea, and there's no way I'll be able to learn the flying mount/shoes on bike thing in time.
Aug 3, 2017 12:15 AM # 
Probably not, but you should learn it, if for no other reason than it's such a crowd pleaser. Also good to know if you ever race cyclocross.
Aug 3, 2017 12:27 AM # 
matzah ball:
is it possible to pedal efficiently w pedal cages? sounds dorky, but could it work? if so, wear running shoes in the transition area, on the bike and then just jump off and go. I'd be up for trying that sometime, in a sprint anyway.
Aug 3, 2017 11:54 AM # 
You know, that could potentially be an option (as long as you can shove Hokas into them). It's only a 13-ish mile bike course. But my mtb shoes are light and quick to put on (velcro straps) and decent to run in so it should work OK.
Aug 3, 2017 12:47 PM # 
matzah ball:
light and decent to run in!?? I need those. Make and model no. pullleeez!
Aug 5, 2017 4:22 AM # 
Oops - rephrase: "decent to run in for 50m" (about the distance of the bike portion of the transition zone - maybe a little more). They're Bontrager Race MTB shoes. Comfy, but I wouldn't want to run a few miles in them. :)

Garrison (in AR section on AP) uses Power Grips very successfully in ARs. Simple, effective design.
Aug 5, 2017 11:17 AM # 
matzah ball:
thanks !
Aug 7, 2017 7:03 PM # 
I've used something like power grips on a rental. They were ok until one broke....
Aug 8, 2017 4:15 AM # 
The Power Grips looked pretty beefy to me but I could see where the pedal attachment point could get very stressed over time.

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