It IS all about me
It IS all about me
Yup this is why I sold my tri bike, these new positions are too dangerous to be competitive
The IRONMAN brand is powerful and they know it. I really hope organizations such as PTO and Challenge Family start drawing athletes away. That (or lawsuits) is the only way to change the way Ironman operates.
Ironman 70.3 Boulder is this weekend. The bike has been changed to a "new and improved" 2 lap course. In addition to doubling the congestion, this means that pros and motos will be lapping age groupers... on roads open to car traffic.
Right, but the course is new and it will improve profitability, so....
Marathons used to overdo it with motorcycles, too. Take a look at the video of the '82 Boston "Duel in the Sun". Jump ahead to 6:40. A motorcycle actually cut off Beardsley so bad in the final 400 meters that the TV commentator actually exclaims, "The motorcycle has got to get out of the way!"
So, a motorcycle crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an athlete racing in his proper lane, and you guys are blaming the bicycle and and the athlete riding it and properly racing on the course!
If the triathlete wasn't riding blind and staring into his hands in the aero bars, he would have saw the motorcycle coming a mile away. It's a common saying that it takes two to cause a collision. Triathletes should simply be banned from using aero bars and other aero contraptions because they literally can't even ride in a straight line (unless that line was painted on the road and the triathlete is looking straight down instead of what is in front).
This is such a weak post, given how dangerous riding outside is & what happened here. Nobody is at fault except for Ironman & the moto making the decision to drive into oncoming riders.
Gross stereotypes about triathletes when so many cars roll through stop signs, cut riders off, turn in front of them, etc. It has nothing to do with your bike set up.