Austin Tri-Cyclist Blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boston Bound??

I have been given 7 weeks.

My beautiful wife of 3 months will be running the Boston Marathon, which is great. I was going to Boston to watch with my friend who also has his wife running Boston. It was going to be a nice vacation. To my surprise Clint turned on me and with little training decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon in hopes of qualifying for Boston. 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 40 seconds later he crossed the line. I waited for the phone call....

I was told I would be spectating at Boston alone unless I manned up (he used more persuasive wording) and qualified too. So the Dallas Whiterock is in 7 weeks. Thats 7 weeks to go from casual 4 mile runs to 3:10 Marathon shape.

wish me luck


Monday, October 19, 2009

Electronic Dura Ace on the Cervelo P4

We recently built up a P4 with Di2. The good news is that it not only works... but its F'in awesome.
The ability to shift gears from from both the basebar and the aerobars has been a major highlight.

Our mechanics were able to incorporate the battery and a lot of the wiring within the aero bottle by
cutting out the bottom of it. So at this point is not so much a bottle, but a battery fairing gizmo.

Easton Crankset with Sram 54t ring and Mavic Ti Pedals

Notice the wire entering the bottle

FD wire exiting bottle

Casing removed to show hardware

Top shot of modified battery mount and wiring

If you are in town for the Longhorn 70.3 be sure to stop by and check it out. You will be impressed
by the perfect shifting of Di2.

-The team at Austin Tri-Cyclist

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kona Numbers

Just the facts, ma'am.

From Triathlete magazine:

Bike Count:

Cervelo: 462
Scott: 109
Specialized: 93


Zipp: 1936
HED: 229
Mavic: 165

Womens Podium:
1. Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:54:02
2. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:13:59
3, Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 9:15:28

Mens Podium:
1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:20:21
2. Chris Lieto (USA) 8:22:56
3. Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:24L32

Friday, October 9, 2009

Longhorn 70.3 Expo Sale

Austin Tri-Cyclist is proud to support the athletes of the Longhorn 70.3 on October 25, 2009. So for the week of the race the store that has the largest selection of triathlon gear in the state of Texas is offering some great deals. Here is your chance to upgrade your current rig.

30% OFF 2009 Zoot Shoes

20% OFF 2009 Easton Wheels

20% OFF 2009 American Classic Wheels

25% OFF Mavic Computers

- Clothing and wetsuits will be marked down also! We carry Zoot, Sugoi, Descente, 2XU, Rocket Science Sports, TYR, and De Soto.

- Need nutrition? We have a large selection of gels, drinks, and recovery products.

- Looking for that triathlon eye-candy....come by and check out our Cervelo P4 with Electronic Dura Ace. Experience first hand why reviews rave about Cervelo and Di2.

- Also ask about our Demo Bike Sale. Cervelo - Argon 18 - Cannondale