My First Tri - Training Help!

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Mar 2011
11:07pm, 15 Mar 2011
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holgs
80k on the bike is managable.....putting it together with the other two is a tad more difficult ;-)
Mar 2011
11:23pm, 15 Mar 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
What's the story with Turbo Wheels does everyone use them ? On a Spare Wheel ? Bike ? What
Mar 2011
7:22am, 16 Mar 2011
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Still a bit
Happy, that's an awful lot of time to spend on the road for someone who is trying to do most of their bike training at the gym in order to avoid roads ;)

Hod's, I use a turbo wheel it's supposed to reduce the noise, and turbos are supposed to be bad for normal wheels something to do with excess heat created causing problems with the rubber. I use one on a spare wheel but that's because my turbo is setup in the front room and the potential for mud up the wall was considered high :)
Mar 2011
7:46am, 16 Mar 2011
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Gobi
HoD - it is not a wheel, just a turbo tyre.

Basically the best option for a lad like you with lots of bikes is to take the worst wheel you have and get a turbo training tyre.

Didn't think we would but I got some as a present and they are much quieter on the turbo and don't burn out as fast.
Mar 2011
8:59am, 16 Mar 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
I know POD but do people change the wheel or always change tyre or change the BIKE.

I'm getting rubber filing coming off I know I'm hot on the turbo but I didn't expect to be ACTUALLY burning rubber !!
Mar 2011
9:02am, 16 Mar 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
I think a bike dedicated to turbo maybe ???
Mar 2011
9:26am, 16 Mar 2011
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Still a bit
Sounds like a plan !
Mar 2011
9:30am, 16 Mar 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Sounds like a band from the 80/90s Crowded House
Mar 2011
9:31am, 16 Mar 2011
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HappyG(rrr)
I wouldn't buy an album by a band called "A Bike Dedicated To Turbo Maybe". Sounds too techno. :-)G
Mar 2011
9:35am, 16 Mar 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
A guy called Gerald

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