Training camp despite costs take your own bike, or maybe a rent
Before each triathlon or bike training camp raises the same question take your own bike or maybe borrow one spot Speak pros and cons for both decisions.
Depending on how ambitious and how long you already cycling or triathlon operates, has one or the other athlete certainly a real gem at home. We’re talking about a bike that can easily cost a couple of times 1000 euros. And many triathletes have even 2 or more wheels are in the basement.
Buying a road bike or a new time the wheel is a very emotional thing. No wonder, then, that it is difficult for many, the training camp on their own wire, or rather carbon donkey to renounce. But the material showcased in a training camp workout scientifically irrelevant. There is still a good argument for traveling with your own bike to the camp.
The ideal sitting position
More and more cyclists treat yourself to a professional seating position measurement on your own bike. The ideal seating position is comfortable and ensures loss-free power transmission to the pedals. Who has been through such a procedure before, knows the difference and know that you can so simply cannot adapt itself a foreign cyclist.
Now you could give that a 2-week training camp is yet to get over on a rental bike, if you sit the rest of the year on your own bike. It’s that simple, but the bill does not, eventually you go at the camp every day and sometimes much longer than it was accustomed to at home.
An Inconvenient seating position can be for 1 or 2 hours might endure, but in daily trips over 3 hours or more can one of the resulting pain ever spoil the holiday.
Quality vs. Costs
Depending on what is called his own for a bike, you have to take on a rental bike quality loss into account. On the other hand speaks the course for a rental bike if you parked just not high-tech racer in the garage at home.
Another argument is the cost. A special cyclist must be accepted as excess baggage or sports equipment. In both low cost you can each way with 40-50 euros calculate additional costs, while simple solving is to have at the resort starting at about 10-15 euros a day. If you only have a week in camp, the costs are similar. If you, however 2 weeks or longer, your own bike is the cheaper option.
However, the bicycle transportation is also associated with additional effort. The wheel must be partially disassembled and packed for transport. There are several options how hard carrying case or panniers (also connected to purchasing or hiring). The carton is indeed cheaper, but offers less protection and could dissolve if one falls so in a rainstorm.
Depending on how bulky is a bike bag, it may already be on the way to airport problems. A large suitcase does not fit into any taxi and also in ICE bulky luggage must not be transported actually. It comes here, but on the conductor. Many turns a blind eye, but should rely on one does not.
Have an advantage wheel suitcase and pocket yet. They provide extra storage for gels, beverage powders and sports equipment. Who flies two weeks to a training camp, is about 30 kg extra baggage delighted finally weighs a carbon bike with luggage might 17-20 kilograms. Stay 10 extra kilos left, which you should take full advantage.
A clear recommendation for what is better, there is unfortunately not. It will therefore continue in future everyone must decide for themselves what the better choice is for you. But maybe we can help a little with the listed arguments in the decision.
Enjoy the Ride!
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