Another thing I forgot to mention. Make sure you have bar end plugs on all
your handle bars. What are bar end plugs you might ask? They are the
little (usually plastic) things that go into the end of your handle bars or
aero bars. They look like this:
[image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 3]
These are important because without them YOU CANNOT RACE!!! They usually
have an official going around to all the bikes in transition before the
race making sure everyone has them. The last thing you want to do before
the race is have to scramble around to see if someone has one. It will
make an already stressful morning much more stressful.
Why is it so important to have bar in plugs? This is why:
[image: Inline image 2] There were to many bikes I saw this weekend that didn’t have them. I
almost depleted my whole reserve of extra plugs.
See everyone this weekend!
-Coach “Just has to be healthy by race day” Jon