Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)



  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Schmunks - what's the best way to contact you at the moment? With your reduced internet access? Mail, FB, Twitter, text?

  • Pingu - yep, that's the back. Just the logo on the front.

    Schmunks - I have a vague memory of people agreeing on 'ExtravaLanza 2013' as a basis, then doing what they wish after that. image

  • taper...??

    I am going out to Lanza next thursday, (blimey in a week's time!!!) image

    and was planning a big 6 days biking then 3 days recovery image

    Lanza is only a C race after all image


    re C02 cannisters - don't take your own, just buy them at the expo then ditch them for the way home.  Airlines get all funny about it

  • I went and read it too. It is actually quite deep in content like Pingu said.

    OC, I wish I had done the same thing and acclimate but the after race was planned as a family break, but I only got the break now image yet everything is arranged.

    So far my last peak week looks like a taper week lol. Motivation so so but at least I got a really nice 2.5k in 50min swim yesterday plus some run/walk (15/60).

  • Only 5 more training days until taper image (well less training than the "way too little" i have been doing) last big effort will be SA's half IM at the weekend assuming the Osteo can work some magic on my knee tonight anyway.


  • The only time ive been stopped with C02 was at the airport coming back from Lanza in 07.

    Will anyone be taking a track pump, would be useful for when we rebuild our bikes at chez pirate?  Thats assuming everyone remembers to deflates tyres?

    While we're on the subject;

    Top Tip 529832. if its hot when racking, remember to deflate your tyres, you dont want to arrive in T1 to find a blow out on race morning.

  • I was going to take one of these - its good to 160psi. I'll also bring some small pliers, a few screwdrivers and some other bits and pieces just in case

  • Ah good point BB, was thinking about just that thise morning when inflating my tyres.

  • Pingu .... Black n yeller innit   image

    50 miles on me bike this afters, bliddy lovely it was too  imageimage

  • I do believe there are organised swims on the Weds/Thurs/Friday mornings ... I intend to be at the Weds/Thurs at least, would be a good meeting place for anyone out that early and for any that are not staying at Pirate Base Camp  image

  • Someone tried pink a good few years ago, boy did that ever go down badly, I've seen better recieved hog roasts at Friday prayers at the local mosque 

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Barlist, any chance you might be able to take the trackpump (or possibly Cupcake) as you guys are the only people I know who are taking sherpas, so maybe they could take it as part of their weight allowance?  We're going to be struggling as it is?

  • Sadly my sherpa's baggage allowance will have all our stuff for our week's holiday after the event, as they charge a stupid amount of £££ per bag, we're travelling light! We could all throw £1 into a pot any buy one over there?

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Ah, just a thought. No worries.  Well, I think Raf mentioned that one he is taking and fingers crossed Schmunks might take one if Barley asks her.  Aside from that, I've always just wandered around transition and borrowed one. If weight allows, I'll chuck mine in the bike bag.

  • Mouse - yeh, I'm taking a mini track pump, buts its good - its has built in pressure guage and is rated to 160psi so will do the job image

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    There we are then.  Sortio.



  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Would you also bring some cable ties and gaffer tape please?  The whole world can be fixed by those two items alone.

  • Never leave home without them....and my latest discovery - industrial strength self adhesive velcro!! image

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    oh oh oh - I cut all the velcro straps off laptop cables. image

    You will see my makeshift Garmin mount for my bike, built with velcro straps.  (I don't like it on my wrist on the bike and the tri bars get in the way otherwise.)


  • Cupcake. wrote (see)

    Someone tried pink a good few years ago, boy did that ever go down badly, I've seen better recieved hog roasts at Friday prayers at the local mosque 


    Was that BB ?

  • image thanks Pingu!! You have no idea what a horrible picture I have in mind now - almost put me off my jaffa cakes!! image

  • I will bring a huge YELLOW track pump so pretty corporate as well.

    I arrive Thu afternoon and will swim Fri morning.

  • ... almost the 2 week mark ... toilet stop again

  • Ha Mouse, I bulk ordered a pile of cable ties this week, most useful things ever.  Now .. gaffa tape?!


  • No Pingu, fortunately not, although it might be an interesting sight image

  • I'll be taking my track pump if anyone wants to borrow it.  There's 3 of us going and only me competing so no problems with weight of luggage.image

  • So thats:

    Rubber suit
    Cable ties
    Gadder tape
    Industrual strength adhesive

    Shall I pack a whip?

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    I have one, if you want it?

    (from my horseriding days, steady on...)

  • I'll have gaffa tape as it is added security for my bike box  image

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