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    Only 1 CO2 cartridge?

    I watched the 2008 Ironman yesterday on TV. The women's winner flatted out on the course and had only 1 CO2 cartridge. She screwed up rushing and lost all the CO2. After standing for 5 minutes on the roadside, someone stopped to help.

    But why wouldn't she have more than 1 or a mini-pump as backup? This isn't like the Tour where there's constant support vehicles.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    She probably thought she wouldn't get a flat. I went out a couple of time without a spare and a pump. Not anymore thought after a nail went through the tire and both the top and the bottom of the tube.

    I personally hate CO2 cartridges. I hate seeing them lay along the road along with all the other trash cars throw out. Use a pump or carry them out after use. I would really love it if they weren't sold anymore.

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    That was Chrissie Wellington. BTW - she went on to win! She's amazing.

    For most people at that level, a flat means you're out of the money anyway, so I guess they don't worry about a 2nd CO2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canopus View Post
    I would really love it if they weren't sold anymore.
    Srsly?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canopus View Post
    I personally hate CO2 cartridges. I hate seeing them lay along the road along with all the other trash cars throw out. Use a pump or carry them out after use. I would really love it if they weren't sold anymore.

    If that's your logic they should ban Gu packs also, because I see a lot more of them laying around.

    Although there was some satisfaction at the last triathalon we were at where the 2nd place overall took a minute penalty and bumped to third for throwing an empty pack on the bike leg. "Littering on the course"

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