Sunday, March 14, 2010

XOSIZE Tri Series 09/10 - Race 5 Brighton Report

My 2nd Tri completed but with my new toy and I bet my previous time, all of 5 secs but hey it's better!

I must admit the swim was the hardest part today I just didn't have fun, but out on the bike and run not a problem.

Lisa managed to see me after swim, on my bike and running! Only issue according to her is they need more coffee machines! "One and queue a mile long is just not fun"

Official Results

Activity      Split Time      Race Time      Distance     Pace     Speed

SWIM      00:08:10         00:08:10          0.30km      27:13    2.20
T1            00:02:37         00:10:47
BIKE        00:23:10         00:33:57         10.00km     02:19    25.90
T2            00:01:33          00:35:07
RUN        00:11:33          00:47:03            2.0km

I'll put the photos up when I get then
Our next event ? We are looking at doing the Mother's Day Classic and then Run Melbourne presented by The Age

Until next time from Team-LSD

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Toy - Giant Defy 1 Road Bike

For some time I have been toying with the idea of getting a Road Bike and after my first Tri I felt that I should run a road bike in my next Tri. Today I purchased (need a fitting, etc which is happening tomorrow) Giant Defy 1 from the guys at Freedom Machine in Port Melbourne

Specs are -:


Frame: ALUXX FluidFormed Butted Aluminium
Forks: Carbon Fibre Blades w/ Alloy Steerer
Sizes: X/S,S,M,L,X/L
Colour: Green/White/Black, White/Charcoal/Black
Front Derail: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derail: Shimano Tiagra
Gear Levers: Shimano Tiagra 9spd STI
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
Brakes: FSA Gossamer Alloy Dual Pivot
Cranks: Shimano Tiagra Compact Integrated 34/50T
B/Bracket: Shimano Tiagra Integrated Cartridge
Hubs: Shimano WH-R500 20/24H Wheelset
Rims: Shimano WH-R500 20/24H Wheelset
Spokes: Shimano WH-R500 20/24H Wheelset
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25C
Free Wheel: Shimano HG-50 12-26T 9spd
Handlebars: Raceface Ride Shallow Drop
Stem: Raceface Alloy Ahead
S/Pillar: Carbon Fibre Micro-Adjust
Saddle: Velo Comfort w/ Cut Out
Pedals: Shimano PD-R540 Clipless
Chain: Shimano HG-73

So with 1 week to go to the next Tri I need to make up my mind about which bike to use the MTB or the Road Bike.

Until next time from Team-LSD