Come along to the first official Melbourne Cyclist member meetup.I (DamianM) will be in Melbourne for the day and that seems like the perfect excuse for a get together.Meeting at the Human Powered Cafe in Thornbury, more details to come.See More
"Hey Ben, thats good. I am a reasonable runner but the swim would be disastrous.
You have given me some good ideas.
First I am going to move my levers back up. I have had them very low down for the past 26 years!
Yes I am a slow learner.
"Bike set up is a big and complex issues and Im not sure I want to dive but what the hell
My perspectice is that peoplE often set up bikes and then try and adapt their bodies to fit rather that fitting the bike to the body - its actually got to be a…"
"Adrian, I can understand when you say:
"Add in the different size and shape of tri-bikes (and mountain bikes) and they don't physically fit in a close racing bunch."
This makes me think about the little racing mirror that I love. It…"
"Thanks heaps! That is all good info for me.
I will stick with drop bars, at least for now.
I have no experience with serious bunch riding. Perhaps I should put a learner sign on the back. However, I think from my rides on Beach Road, my retro gear…"
"Summary: Roadies look down their noses at triathletes.
Roadies traditionally rode in bunches and learnt to ride together, close, fast and safely - or as safely as you can in a bunch. Its dangerous enough in a fast road bunch without unknown,…"
"I agree with Cory
My advice would be to save your money , set your standard road bike up well so that you can easily and comfortably reach the drops and work on improving your flexibility.
Alternativelly organise a group or find a group and work as…"
"I have after-market tri bars, attached to the regular drop bars on my roadbike, coz I do the odd tri over Summer.
I've done ATBiaD 3 x. I think, only twice, have I got into the bars during the event (and never during the training). If you are…"
Hi guys,I am hoping you can sort me out. I am a very casual rider but I have accepted a challenge and entered the 210 km round the bay ride.Now I am thinking I will upgrade my bike and I told a guy at the bikeshop that i would like a bike with tri bars.This is because I saw one once with a neat set-up with the brake levers/shifters at the leaning forward position.The bikeshop guy told me there would be an uproar if I tried to do the bay ride with triathlon handle bars, because of safety…See More