Friday, September 17, 2010

Skip the Rubber Band Method

Hey, y'all prepare yourself
For the Rubberband man
You never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You're bound to lose control
When the Rubberband starts to jam
The Spinners
It was not that long ago that I was touting the rubber band method in creating a faster transition from the swim to the bike. Here's that story.
Earlier this spring, I had a horrible T1 transition because of the rubber band method. Much because Speedplay pedals just are not made for this type of transition. Here is that story.

That pedal is about the size of a 50-cent piece
Now direct from London Hyde Park, which will be the 2012 Summer Games Olympic triathlon venue, is a video that captures the women's T1 at the World Championship Series race in Hyde Park earlier this year. If I ever again get the itch to try the rubber band method, all I will do is watch this video. What is absolutely unforgivable is that these are the pros and it appears many of them had never practiced this method before. It's a scene straight out Keystone Kops!

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