Hey there TRers,
Thanks in big part to following the TR Half Ironman plan, I have qualified for the 70.3 World Championships in Nice this September. This is all great and exciting and wonderful… and expensive. To get my bike from New Hampshire to St. George for my qualifying race I used Tri Bike Transport and had great luck with it (other than the shop being >1hr one way for drop off/pick up). Unfortunately this option for France costs $650, which seems a bit steep. Ironman suggests France Bike Rentals, which has a sweet set of Di2 Ventum One bikes for ~$500, but unfortunately these are no longer available in my size (I am 5’11 and ride a 54cm Felt currently).
This brings me to my current options:
- Ship my bike (Felt B2) via TBT for $650 (not likely)
- Rent a road bike (Dogma F10 Disc) with clip on aero bars from FBR for ~$500 (an option)
- Rent a QR PRSix Disc for $650 (most likely as of now)
I have come to grips with the fact that this isn’t going to be cheap (this sport never is), but was just wondering if anyone else out there knew of any other options. For reference, the race is September 8th, and I will be in Nice the 3rd or 4th prior to the event. I have PowerTap P1 pedals, so power isn’t an issue.
Hoping someone out there can help me out! TIA!