Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)



  • Glad you're fixed Mouse, well the bike at least image

    Rafi - mine fitted fine too, just that the post race week will make me forget what I've done, unless I'm really good about it and pack it on Sunday morning...

    Yeah, like that'll happen - hahahahahahahahahaha

  • Glad you got it fixed mouse! Ive been cursing the last hour taking it apart, its still not in the box... im making similar threats about only doing races you can drive to!

  • Just weighed my bike box - 1.5kg overweight! Just knew I should have bought that new light weight carbon stead and Mavic wheel set.......image

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    Send it to the bathroom for 15 minutes Raf, that should sort it image

  • you say my bike is full of........????.image Or just my biking is .........???

  • so you haven#t got any space in the bi8ke box to fit me in rafimage

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Can I just ask a very stupid question?  Sorry, I'm tired.  Those flying Monarch, I am interpretting the information on this page as meaning a bike has an allowance of 20kg.  Do you concur?

  • I had a similar question and I have emailed them asking and have not had a reply as yet

    I did find another piece of info that suggested 32kg which is the usual amount so I am going with that

  • Mouse - that is what I believe to be correct.  The other week I got my bike just below 20kg and monarch were fine.  Actually, they didn't even weigh the bike.  I just checked in as normal, they then tagged my bike bag and told me to take it to the oversized baggage dropoff point.  The guy there just scanned the barcode and let it roll on through into the black hole that is Gatwick Airport.  A few hours later the bag appeared in Lanzarote.

    I shall be doing exactly the same again tomorrow afternoon.


    There appears to be a differnce in weight between chartered and scheduled flights

  • fat buddhafat buddha ✭✭✭

    "Please make every effort to protect your bicycle - we recommend the use of a bicycle bag with padding for added protection. Handlebars must be turned inwards, pedals removed or turned inwards, tyres deflated and the bicycle must be wrapped in plastic or cardboard. Maximum weight of 20kg per bike."

    seems an unequivocal 20kg not 32kg

  • I shall bow to the Funkins recent knowledge .. I may be mismembering  image

  • oh .. and the fat ones knowledge as well 

    or reading skills ...


  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Yay thanks.  20kg for bike and 20kg for me means no stress in packing.  

  • I might have to cut back on shoes ....

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    I didn't quite mean it like that Raf image

  • Is there a list of people and numbers for us arm chair supporters? and in the unlikelyevent of IM dead working

  • SA - a couple of pages back people declared their race numbers if they wished to be identified image

    Edited to add - a lot further back than I thought. You need page 98 onwards although probably only 2 pages worth reading image
  • ExtraVaLanza 2013 (Tontainas adrelinomaniacos)


    119 Hierro Pingüino

    156 Welded Melds

    271 Barlosian

    605 Hokori

    1414 OCD

    1441 Slaggiatt

    1855 Dermot

  • Welded Melds!

    Pffft image
  • 1051 funkin reporting for duty!

  • I'm not responsible for that, I just copied it !!!!

  • ExtraVaLanza 2013 (Tontainas adrelinomaniacos)

    119 Hierro Pingüino

    156 Welded Melds

    271 Barlosian

    605 Hokori

    1051 funkin reporting for duty!

    1414 OCD

    1441 Slaggiatt

    1855 Dermot


  • I *know* who was responsible ....   be warned image

  • Im 1682, but still injured. Im still coming but realistically will probably pull out after bike.

    I can walk ok but seen physio tonight and been advised that trying to run could cause long term injury. Im more than slightly pissed off.

  • Froggy ... you could keep OC company on the walk    image

  • And quite possibly me too!! image 

  • Has your leg not fallen off yet then Rafi?

  • Mouse

    Ive flown monarch for the last 4 times out here.  I have never had my bike box weighes

    But i am paranoid so keep it as low as possible.  Its 23kg and no one bats an eyelid.  I put my bike (duh) pedals bike bottles helmet in there but thats it

    You should get 20kg for your normal luggage (they do weigh that) and 10kg for your hand luggage.

    I had my bike tools etc in my luggage and wet suite in my hand luggage.  You can always put peddals etc in yourr luggage if you have tje spare weigjt.....


    We are in room 13.  Feel free to give us a knock if we are in on arrival


    Route 66 for a pint tomorrow night? Or hotel bar for the travel weary?


    Oh and lots of serious looking english triathletes have arrived.  

    We need to lower the tone image


    However i've been out in lycra or neoprene every day so i am looking way too serious.....

  • And the internet at tje hotel leaves a bit to be desired... like my typing

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