Jul 29, 2007
45 days out I had a plan to take my bike in for a tune-up. Yep. Check it all out. Cables, breaks, wheels, spokes, cranks, and hubs. After all was said and done, the mechanic worked on my bike about 4 hours. He changed out a bunch of cable, adjusted just about everything, put on a new chain, and made it sparkle. I love these bike store guys that know bikes inside and out. He told me of many potential problems (none of which are major), and made the necessary adjustments.
I took the bike home, took it for a ride, and it just feels perfect now. I wanted to do this so I had time if anything major needed to be done.
Next up? New rubber. I will do that about 2 weeks out so I have plenty of time to wear them in.
Now comes the nutrition fine tuning. I have two 100+ rides left and several 2-4 hour rides. EACH ride and EACH run NO MATTER how short I practice nutrition just like it will be on race day. I have to do this as the tag line said in an E-Mail from a friend of mine - "Ironman is just an eating contest!"