Susan and I drove down to Destin, Florida for a few days of vacation after the Ironman Augusta 70.3 triathlon. I did open water swim a bit while we were in Florida and Susan and I rode our bikes about 20 miles each day. I guess I started my taper early. We went to Destin looking forward to some delicious seafood at the annual Destin Seafood Festival. We would be sadly mistaken. In fact the best meal we had was at a food truck in Seaside. They hands down beat out the likes of The Crazy Lobster (sucked and expensive) and Harbor Docks in Destin, and Bud and Ally's in Seaside.
|The Melt Down food truck in Seaside, Florida|
|Susan before our ride|
|The last warm day of the year in Destin|
|X-Lab Carbon Wing with 1 water bottle cage|
|The front view of my new wing configuration|
|The rear view of my new wing configuration|
I started my front end cockpit reconfiguration by moving my aerobar pads in one notch which is equal to over 1" total.
|VisionTech Aerobar pad|
|The VisionTech Aerobar pad and riser removed|
|Profile Design Computer Mount with cap|
|Profile Design Computer Mount with cap removed|
|Profile Design Computer Mount threaded end|
|Profile Design Computer Mount threaded band/fastener|
|Profile Design Computer Mount before trimming|
|Profile Design Computer Mount installed (tie-wrap ends on bottom - uncomfortable)|
|Cockpit with bottle cage and watch quick release installed and aerobar pad moved in one notch|
|Before Stem Replacement|
|After Stem Replacement|
The end of the tie-wraps are on the top side of of the aerobars because I found that when they were on the bottom my hands were uncomfortable as I searched for a smooth spot.
|Profile Design Computer Mount installed (tie-wrap ends on top - comfortable)|
|Garmin 910XT on the tie-wrapped Profile Design Computer Mount|
|Final Cockpit setup|
Thanks for reading.
Update (10/19/12): I rode my bike in the new race configuration for the first time today. I have one small change in the front end to note. I've got to wrap a small piece of electrical tape around the aerobars to cover the tie-wraps. My hands are as soft as a baby's bottom and too tender for those rough tie-wraps.
|Electrical Tape in place|