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A longish tour or Triathlons?

Old 12-15-10, 06:55 PM
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A longish tour or Triathlons?

I need to decide on what to do this next year, a longish tour, 3 weeks + or take that money and use it a tri bike frame, and some triathlons. I love doing both, but as far as deciding which one to do is puzzling.
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Tour would be the most rewarding for me.
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Not sure I'm going to help with this comment - but if it were me, I'd do the triathlons AND a shorter tour!

Best of both worlds, as they say!
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I need to decide on what to do this next year, a longish tour, 3 weeks + or take that money and use it a tri bike frame, and some triathlons. I love doing both, but as far as deciding which one to do is puzzling.
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I'd go with the tour. One of my goals is to get in shape to do an unsupported ride across Texas, Brownsville to Texline, almost 1000 miles. I'm thinking mid-April to mid-May. That way, I'll have a tail-wind as much of the time as possible.
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I say do the Tri's. You can always tour later.
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Triathlons are usually held on weekends, so there's no reason you can't do both. You don't absolutely need a special bike for triathlon, a decent used road bike with added clip-on aero bars will do the job. You could even put skinnier tires on your touring bike and use that.
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I think that I may have figured out what I am going to do. I have an old Trek steel frame, that I am going to probably use for the triathlon bike. That will free up some money that will allow me to do a few triathlons, and will free up some money to do a few extra days of touring also.
I want to do a long tour, but I am worried that I may have to find a new job and new place to live, when I get back. I will still do my weekend tours, and will try to do a couple week long tours. It is hard to take off for more than a week at a time at my job, so I am thinking this may be the best way to accomplish everything that I want to do this coming up year.
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