This week: Bike maintenance and repair classes on the calendar; WTC relaxed on shoe regulation and design.
Image: Alex Morton training for 70.3 Arizona.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- Tri Town crew member, Travis Wood, took 8th place in the professional field at 70.3 Waco on a wet and slippery day.
- 70.3 Arizona was changed to a duathlon due to rain. Congrats to local athlete Alex Martin for finishing in the top ten overall.
Our popular bicycle maintenance and repair classes have been scheduled for the fall and winter months. Our goal with these classes are to help you build confidence in handling regular maintenance and making minor repairs. These courses are lead by me and our team of professional mechanics. Courses range in duration from 1 to 3 hours. Bring your bike- you'll be working on your own equipment.
Gear that caught my attention:
World Triathlon and the Ironman organization have confirmed that they will not follow the World Athletic Association's rules and regulations on shoe design. Shoes with carbon plates and highly responsive Pebax foam have recently helped runners break records across all distances, resulting in the World Athletic Association limiting the stack height of running shoes to 40mm (more stack height = more energy return). Most recently, Gustav Iden broke the Ironman World Championship course record and run course record in a custom pair of ON Cloudboom Echo 3 shoes with 50mm of stack height. This follows triathlon's history of being more relaxed with equipment rules and regulations when compared to other sports, and possibly opens the door for further innovation in the footwear industry.
Quote that struck a chord:
"Old bikes don't flatter you, they educate you." Matthew Crawford in Shop Class As Soulcraft.
Train smart, and have a great week!
Tri Town Bicycles
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