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Tin Man
Making a decision whether to target and Ironman in 2010 at the ripe old age of 42!

Sterted tri last year just before I was 40, probably as a bit of a mid life crisis.

Thought I would use this to set out my thoughts, plans and general feelings.

Pimped my ride!

Kenwood Triby Kenwood TriJan 30th 2013
After four years of riding my current bike (a modest Scott Speedster) I took the decision to upgrade the complete Groupset. I did sconsider purchasing a new bike but the wife had other ideas and "invested in carpets and bedroom furniotuire".

So I upgraded the old mix of Tiagra/Sora/Own brand set into a nice shiny Shimano 105 Compact. I purchased the set from an on-line shop called shiny bikes, ( and can only compliment them on speed and quality of service.

Being a novive I then has JE James Cycles fit the kit for a modest cost. Once again always found JE James to be brilliant in terms of cost and service (

So the new kit is fitted (with a new bike CATEYE Strada computer) and it looks the part. I know it isnt the most aerodynamic or carbon of bikes but I dont have a carbon fibre body to justify the investment.

The pedalling seems a lot smoother, the gear changes cleaner and with new yellow handlebar tape it is a real pleasure to get on the turbo and churn out those training miles!

I was nervous when I enterred the Outlaw but at the moment training is going really well!
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