Roving mechanical aid carry pumps as well as the station out on the far end of the course.
SAGs, don't count on it. Inflate with air to 100 max when you drop off your bike.
Your rolling resistance is not any better at or near max pressure…"
"Hal-I had always heard that if the tires are pumped to their max(in my case 116) then they roll better and are less likely to get a pinch flat. I use tubes. So I guess what you are saying is to avoid pumping them up to this max pressure. Will there…"
"On tire inflation;
I strongly recomend 1) not inflating to 120 psi the day before or even the morning of.
Just because the tire says max pressure xx does not mean to inflate to that pressure. 100 to maybe 105 psi when you drop your bike off on Sat.…"
Here is the specific video mentioned earlier....shows some folks running into transition for T1 bags....
A great short video on the 3,200 volunteers who make Ironman Louisville GO....Be sure to thank them out there on…"
"Yes Ron, you'll have full access to your bike on race morning, from 4:45am I believe, check the athlete's guide. You can check your tires, pump them up if you wish and put your fluids and nutrition on the bike before heading down to the…"
"In some IM races I've done before, on the approach to the bike special needs bag area there will be volunteers stationed about 100yd ahead. They have walkie-talkies - if you yell out your race number as you go by them, they will relay your…"
"Extra soxs in T2 and run special needs are a must in Louisville, between the sweat and poured water, you may want to change them to avoid blisters. Definitely worth a chage in T2 before starting he run.
I also carry a couple of blister/bandaids in a…"
"thanks Chris.. I have gotten a lot of static from local tri-buddies about changing clothes and using a special needs bag. If its hot and I am pouring water on my head, what would be better at 1/2 way then a dry pair of socks...or at…"
"Tiffany, as you run from the swim exit you will run down along the transition area and through the area where all the T1 and T2 bags are. If you call out your race number to the volunteers they will try to have your bag waiting for you. If not,…"
Im getting nervous... excited.. whatever you want to call it.When we exit the water and head to T1 or off the bike to T2, do wehave to search for our transition bag? after watching the video on you tubeabout the volunteers, it appears somebody is handing you your bag andyou then run on to the tent? Another nervous question, if I put items in my special needs bags for bikeand run, do I have to wait to get them or do I yell out my number-- I just dontwant to spend 5 minutes waiting or…See More
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