Anyway, I see jsut's concern as well, but I figure he survived his first 1/2 race, so the rest of us dummies can survive as well. These amateur champs 1/2/3/4 races have been run for years now, they seem to do okay. And I don't want to seen overconfident or cocky, but the straight-up truth is that I'm a better bike handler than your average roadie, at least in these parts, and we do ride with the local 1/2s in training all the time. I'm not afraid of them.
None of this guarantees that I will qualify for this race, or that they're perfectly safe, I'm just saying that I don't see much point in worrying.
ISO: used, working Shimano 10-speed shifters/groups (6600, 6700, 7800, 7900). PM por favor.
James, I used to spend a ton of time on the computrainer at the UF Sports Performance Center every winter doing hurtivals, like lunch hour 2x a week for three months kind of time. You punch in your weight into the computrainer (you + bike) and that's used for figuring out speed/distance/time when running a course on the unit.
When used in Ergo mode, the stupid computrainer is a cruel beast.
Putting the Duh in Floriduh.
JSUT, Athens ain't flat.
I have not read all the responses, but FWIW, on group ride computrainer sessions where multiple riders are all hooked up and "race" each other, you need to input your weight. The Computrainer measures power and calculates speed based on weight and simulated grade, among other things.
At least some RacerMate software has errors in their physics. They calculate gravitational potential energy as m * h and sometimes fail to convert between linear and angular velocity.
Yeah, I know it's hard to believe given the quality of their software...