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tuckandgo




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Ballbuster kit tips Reply with quote

Have stupidly been cajoled into doing this.

Riding hard for an hour on a bike is not something I really do outside in the depths of winter (aka cold weather....). Even more so having been running for an hour.

It might also be a bit damp looking at the forecast.

Any good ideas on what you might wear? I was sort of thinking tri suit with SS base layer & gloves for the run. Then pull on a long sleeve slim fit winter type top (not a waterproof) and tights for the ride. Then take them off again for the last run, and probably wont need the gloves by that point.
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OldNick




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience of about 12 of these is to fill a suitcase with ALL your available kit, sit in the car and make a decision half an hour before the start. Conditions on Box Hill can be very unpredictable even in these days of accurate weather forecasting.
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great event Smile

I've done 8 (got all the hoodies); I didn't wear that much - usually long sleeve under tri suit, gloves.

You'll get hot on run 1, bike will have a cold descent but you'll warm up climbing on each of the 3 laps, and the second run should be ok for warmth until you walk the final ascent of Box Laughing Laughing Wink
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tuckandgo




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Great event Smile



You'll get hot on run 1, bike will have a cold descent but you'll warm up climbing on each of the 3 laps, and the second run should be ok for warmth until you walk the final ascent of Box Laughing Laughing Wink


That pretty much matches my expectations Sad Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldNick wrote:
My experience of about 12 of these is to fill a suitcase with ALL your available kit, sit in the car and make a decision half an hour before the start. Conditions on Box Hill can be very unpredictable even in these days of accurate weather forecasting.


That ^

i would rather wrap up on the run and need to vent rather than spend time in T1 and so would almost certainly wear a base layer, leggings, skull cap and gloves...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything in the race brief about not undertaking horses ?

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