I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again
Without a doubt the biggest investment, and the most complicated triathlon material to maintain is the bike.
For new starters we commonly advise renting a road bike first, (there are several places in Paris to do this) this will give you an idea of what to expect, until you are ready to make the investment of actually getting your own 2 wheels.
Then like Alice, once you start down this rabbit hole you should be prepared for a world of uncertainty, hordes of colourful options and an awful lot of mad hatter chatter !
To help out team members we hold ‘Bike Workshops’ where team members can come along ask for advice / get help fixing and fitting themselves onto their bikes, or just hear what questions that others in the team have to ask.
To avoid repeating themselves too many times, our experts have written many blog posts (below) and articles on key elements, so make sure you have read these before you come along.
Our bike gurus
We have a couple of experts who know this wonderland better than most, they are happy to help guide team members in all bike-related aspects, and are able to answer even your most esoterical question.
From a young age this cheeky chappy has shown his penchant for cycling – traveling all over the world on his two wheels, and all over Australia with his faithful cow. An avid follower of all things bike related Roger is often aware of new bike parts before they are actually invented.
Often to be found dancing around the Dolomites Roger prefers the hills but as long as he has a saddle with him he is happy. Holds the club record for being able to strip a bike down to its component parts then put it back together in record time.
No engineering team can call itself complete without a frighteningly efficient german mechanic, and thanks to Karsten, our team is complete.
Karsten won’t consider starting a ride if it doesn’t have at least a 10km uphill stretch at minimum 10% gradient, but out of pure physical necessity can often be found pottering around the Valley of Chevreuse.
Methodical and precise he can pretty much fix anything with handlebar tape, and holds the club record for changing a flat tire in less time than it took you to read this page.
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