Sunday, October 31, 2004
There are those wheels again. And as you can see, the triathlete on the bike has a much lower profile. Cyclists may not use these handlebars because it makes bunch riding very dangerous. Cyclists ride in packs to save energy. Triathletes are not allowed to draft behind other athletes. If they are caught drafting they have to serve penalties, up to four minutes per violation, in the transition area. More on that later. One of the factors when riding in this position for a long time is back ache. I get the most pain, believe it or not, in the balls of my feet. It feels like, after 2-3 hours riding, someone has put hot coals in my shoes. I still need to figure out what to do when that happens. maybe unstrap my shoes and let my feet breathe for a while.