everything-needs-to-go-in-tri-gear-bagShoes – check,

Wetsuit – check,

Shorts & Shirt- check,

Water bottle – check,

Lid – check,

Sunnies – check,

anti chafing cream – check!

now…. Bike? hummm  where did I put that!

Serviced, adjusted, dismantled, boxed… and the reality starts to hit.

Course map studied and analysed, Inclines and downhill stretched identified, food stations logged and noted, transition layout considered, passport????? mmmmm

Preparation is consuming and as in all things the military adage of The 7 P’s are forefront on the mind:

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance, alas no provision in this acronym or indeed on Sunday for Engine failure!