Ironman Arizona is still nearly 5 months away but I am getting mentally focused for this day. Having the experience of having just raced Ironman Texas I want to put my lessons to good use and train over the next 20+ weeks with the focus on making AZ a fast race.
With that in mind I have been emailing with Jeff about getting the bike setup so I am not carrying around extra weight, especially since the Arizona course is flat. Having the ability to pound away and not lug unnecessary items is going to be a tremendous benefit. Between emails to Jeff and last night I went searching for a single cage for the rear of my saddle and found an X-Lab one. I sent out a tweet to Kevin, Matt,Jon,and Jeff and they found the Tri Rig for me which is what I’ll be going with. Joe from RockStarTrialso provided his thoughts and all I can say is thank you. Twitter and Facebook and this blog are awesome for connecting with people who are in the know.
Up front I have the clips from Profile Design that will hold a water bottle. I will swap out the Speedfil for a regular cage for another water bottle. The rear saddle cage will hold water from the course. I will have replacement bottles at special needs to swap out at the midway point and keep going.
So I am going from a bike setup like these photos show:
To a bike setup like this photo shows:
Yes, I do expect to get at least an hour faster on the bike now that Crowie and I will be sharing the same setup. That is what is supposed to happen isn’t it?