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team bungles




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are hiring a car use Auto Reisen at the airport. Used them loads of times never had any problems. DO NOT use Gold Car heard lot's of horror stories about people being fleeced.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

team bungles wrote:
If you are hiring a car use Auto Reisen at the airport. Used them loads of times never had any problems. DO NOT use Gold Car heard lot's of horror stories about people being fleeced.


agree autoreisen simple the best
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for autoreisen - used them myself twice Very Happy
Btw, if anyone is able to help with my daughter's Triathlon Nutrition Study for her final year dissertation in Sports Science at Salford Uni, I've posted the details on the Training forum... Not much commitment from yourselves needed and it would be much appreciated Smile
Sorry I can't be at Lanza this year - hope everyone's training is going well?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So anyone have any idea if the bike course alteration makes much of a difference? I have done the old course but cant work out if the new route really makes much difference.....hot......windy.......long drags........but once you get up the Mirador ........oh yes and the cheeky donkey track!
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Whisk




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

duckhen wrote:
So anyone have any idea if the bike course alteration makes much of a difference? I have done the old course but cant work out if the new route really makes much difference.....hot......windy.......long drags........but once you get up the Mirador ........oh yes and the cheeky donkey track!


I reckon it's slightly slower overall.

The climb up the donkey track at the beginning is a nasty way to start, but the descent from the top of there all the way to El Golfo is nice.

You lose the nice descent from Tinajo to La Santa.

The bit from Teguise to del Rio is the same as before, but you do reach del Rio 15km earlier in the ride, so still a lot of riding to do from there - on the old course it always felt like you'd broken the back of the ride by that point.

I quite like the "new" road back to Teguise, but it was a block headwind all the way up there last year. The short out-and-back at that top of the climb, before you turn back to Teguise is understandable from a course safety perspective, but a bit of a pain in the backside.

The long out-and-back towards Famara is just plain evil. The downhill leg is into a strong headwind, so you need to pedal hard to make any decent progress. Then you have to ride back up the hill again. Coming where it does in the ride, it's the last thing that you want to do.
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Stivrunning




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
duckhen wrote:
So anyone have any idea if the bike course alteration makes much of a difference? I have done the old course but cant work out if the new route really makes much difference.....hot......windy.......long drags........but once you get up the Mirador ........oh yes and the cheeky donkey track!


I reckon it's slightly slower overall.

The climb up the donkey track at the beginning is a nasty way to start, but the descent from the top of there all the way to El Golfo is nice.

You lose the nice descent from Tinajo to La Santa.

The bit from Teguise to del Rio is the same as before, but you do reach del Rio 15km earlier in the ride, so still a lot of riding to do from there - on the old course it always felt like you'd broken the back of the ride by that point.

I quite like the "new" road back to Teguise, but it was a block headwind all the way up there last year. The short out-and-back at that top of the climb, before you turn back to Teguise is understandable from a course safety perspective, but a bit of a pain in the backside.

The long out-and-back towards Famara is just plain evil. The downhill leg is into a strong headwind, so you need to pedal hard to make any decent progress. Then you have to ride back up the hill again. Coming where it does in the ride, it's the last thing that you want to do.


though the famara legs was fairly hard work ,i found it actually brought me back in the room !
by this stage in the bike i start thinking this is hard work and your mind wonders Wink,seeing all the competitors coming back up and down on this leg sort of helped me re focus Very Happy

am on my way to lanza for week today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noooooo!

Severe knee pain on my long ride last weekend. Did 50 miles on the Saturday, and was 53 miles into a long ride on Sunday and had sharp pains right down the front of my knee. Ended up jumping on the train to head home.

5 days later and the pain is still there, but a lot less. May need a few more days to fully recover, which means no long ride again this weekend.

Not yet over 70 miles on the bike, feel like I'm running out of time.

It's ok to run, which is weird - just really hurts on the downstroke of pedalling.

Might need to make a deferral decision next week, if I can!

Wish my knee luck.

I hope everyone else's training is going well?

Ozzie
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Kanga




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:38 am    Post subject: Lanza twin accom available 22-27/5 Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

I've transferred to Copenhagen so have an apartment booking to pass on at Club Oceano in Puerto del Carmen. Twin room, 5 nights.

Price was 220, I've paid the deposit, so yours for the 154 balance. Great location, 10 minute walk to the start/shops/water.

Will cancel by April 21st if can't transfer it.

Cheers,

Grant
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Stivrunning




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzie1973 wrote:
Noooooo!

Severe knee pain on my long ride last weekend. Did 50 miles on the Saturday, and was 53 miles into a long ride on Sunday and had sharp pains right down the front of my knee. Ended up jumping on the train to head home.

5 days later and the pain is still there, but a lot less. May need a few more days to fully recover, which means no long ride again this weekend.

Not yet over 70 miles on the bike, feel like I'm running out of time.

It's ok to run, which is weird - just really hurts on the downstroke of pedalling.

Might need to make a deferral decision next week, if I can!

Wish my knee luck.

I hope everyone else's training is going well?

Ozzie


sorry to here about your knee ,hope its nothing to serious
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